Is Pope Francis in a learning mode?

He wowed people, including Americans, on his trip. Did they (we) wow him?

Can we dare to say that Francis has learned something about economics from his American critics? Maybe so. Compare what he said in Latin America about the “idolatry of money” and the “dung of the devil” to his speech in Congress about the “creation and distribution of wealth” and the “spirit of enterprise.” On his return flight from Paraguay, the pope had said he needed to study the American criticisms of his economic statements and admitted he was “allergic to economics.” He knows that we live in an individualistic age but shouldn’t be nostalgic or romantic about the past. Whatever happened in the pope’s thinking about economics, it was a step in the right direction.

This is the opposite side of the coin from what the left-leaning Crux head man John Allen presented in his Time will tell if Pope Francis’ visit has truly changed America.

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  • Margaret  On 10/03/2015 at 1:05 PM

    Maybe he learned something or maybe he knows how to speak out of both sides of his mouth like he did with Kim Davis, only to walk back the visit with her via his unnamed minions in the Vatican.


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