Francis Has Ended the Illusion of a Vatican-GOP Alliance

Millennial writer Meghan Clark has a new article at the New York Times. She writes:

Francis is not interested in judging the economy from the perspective of the rich. Following the Gospel, he challenges capitalism from the perspective of its victims. A radical identification with the marginalized permeates all aspects of this papacy. The most important element of any papal trip is not with the political leaders but with the poor, with prisoners or migrants.

Pope Francis physically demonstrates resistance to the throwaway culture by going out to the margins, because “a faith which does not draw us into solidarity is a faith which is dead.” Speaking to young people in Ecuador, he linked concern for the unborn, the elderly and youth unemployment. Focusing on the environment, his first social encyclical, “On Care of Our Common Home” is an urgent plea to all people to address climate change and poverty.

You can read the full article here.