23 May 2018, The Tablet

The Church is at last beginning to take financial sin as seriously as sexual sin


 

Some things I do so that readers of The Tablet won’t have to. One such is to read the 10,910-word Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System (14 of those words) which has been jointly published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (13 more).

It is unprecedented for the CDF to concern itself with economics and finance, certainly at this level of detail, and suggests that the Catholic Church of Pope Francis is at last beginning to take financial sin as seriously as it has always taken sexual sin. This is progress.

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