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Inside the Vatican
On this week's episode of Inside the Vatican, Ricardo and Gerry discuss the most recent happenings in the Vatican's mega-trial of the century with the Vatican bank.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
Catholic social teaching has always acknowledged a role for government regulation of the economy. The economy is to promote the common good, not benefit owners and investors alone.
four men sit at a table in front of a large crowd in a makeshift courtroom in the vatican museums
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Ten people are on trial in the Vatican, facing multiple charges regarding the Vatican Secretariat of State’s investment in a property on Sloane Avenue in London. The Vatican lost more than $200 million on the deal.
cardinals processing outside in rome
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
The pope said that cardinals and senior Vatican officials will now have to pay "ordinary" rent payments on the apartments owned by the Vatican in Rome.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I do not condemn capitalism in the way some attribute to me. Nor am I against the market [economy],” Pope Francis stated in El Pastor, a new book by two Argentine journalists.
Pope Francis greets children not yet corrupted by Economics 101 classes on Christmas Eve in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 24, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Richard A. Levins
I introduced students to a worldview completely at odds with the one expressed by Pope Francis. In doing so, I rationalized greed and dismissed the idea of a common good.