According to todays Breaking News
Pope Benedict XVI today denounced what he called the world’s “profit mindset”.
He warned money can turn people into “blind egoists” and urging the wealthy to share their riches with the poor.
Benedict said life was about making choices between good and bad, between altruism and egoism, honesty and dishonesty.
Ultimately, he said, it was about making the choice between God and Satan.
“Money in itself isn’t ‘dishonest’, but more than any other thing it can close man off into a blind egoism,” Benedict said.
He called for a “conversion” of economic goods, “rather than using them for self-interest, we should also think about the needs of the poor, imitating Christ”.
I particularly like the ” urging the wealthy to share their riches with the poor.”
I wonder if he will lead the way and stand on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica to distribute the enormous funds of the Catholic Church.