Pope Doing More For Poor Than Selling His Harley

 I like this new pope.  I'm not saying I'm ready to become an unlapsed Catholic, but you got to give him credit.  He says some great things, and he has lots of good intentions that just might get fulfilled.  Today he is attacking the "Idolatry of Money."    Money and greed and the increasing gap between rich and poor is going to kill us all.

Pope Francis uses the commandment "Thy Shall Not Kill" as meaning  killing the poor through money and greed.  Money and greed and the increasing gap between rich and poor is going to kill us all he states.   

November 26, 2013 | Pope Francis launched a long overdue campaign against inequality and out-of-control capitalism in a 84-page document released Tuesday. "In what is known as an “apostolic exhortation,” which means communication from the Pope of the Catholic Church, Francis called on politicians to guarantee “dignified work, education and healthcare” to their citizens and also criticized the “idolatry of money,” according to Reuters. Francis “beg[ged] the Lord” to deliver politicians who were more concerned with the poor and inequality. Francis blasted the current economic system as one that is profoundly unequality," according to this recent article. h
This new pope has stated his intention for the Roman Catholic Church to strip itself of all “vanity” and humbly become “a poor church for the poor.” Meanwhile one German Catholic bishop, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the so-called “Bishop of Bling,” ’s a message that stands in stark contrast to the Bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, whose personal requests for lavish fixtures such as a $20,000 bathtub for his private residence drove the cost of the bishopric estate’s renovation up to $43 million – more than five times the original estimate.
http://www.alternet.org/pope-francis-inequality-and-capitalism?akid=11189.316678.i1uD3g&rd=1&src=newsletter929418&t=3 http://www.alternet.org/pope-francis-inequality-and-capitalism?akid=11189.316678.i1uD3g&rd=1&src=newsletter929418&t=3 http://www.cai.org/bible-studies/vatican-billions http://www.economist.com/node/21560536 he molestation and rape of children by priests in America has resulted in more than $3.3 billion of settlements over the past 15 years, $1.3 billion of that in California. The total is likely to increase as more states follow California and Delaware in relaxing the statute of limitations on these crimes, most of which were reported long after they happened. For an organisation with revenues of $170 billion that might seem manageable. But settlements are made by individual dioceses and religious orders, whose pockets are less deep than those of the church as a whole.





 the best one--go to first:


auctions off harley forhttp://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/

Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen that serves Rome’s homeless.
Watch Full Segment (10/17/2013)

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