True catholic doctrine on private property… and Francis’ version of it

After having analyzed the references made by Francs in his Encyclical Laudato Si’ regarding the topic of private property (see parts I, II and III of this study) – using for his end certain citations of John Paul II, the meaning of which were deliberately left unclear – perhaps a doubt has arisen for our readers. In light of the facts that these studies have demonstrated, what intention does Francis have with all of this?Continue Reading

‘Social mortgage’ and Agrarian reform: one more surprise on “Social Doctrine” by Francis – he really likes to misquote John Paul II

In other parts of this study (see here and here), we have already analyzed four (distorted) references of Pope John Paul II made by Francis in the text Laudato si’.Continue Reading

Plagiarism? Manipulation? Prestidigitation? Francis’ peculiar concept of private property

One of the aspects in which Francis has caused most perplexity – especially in the western world – is his blatant aversion to capitalism, shown by criticizing the free market whenever he gets a chance, by his unconcealed partiality for a motley assortment of communist leaders, as well as by the transmission of messages of dubious content, which – if one has the heart to get to the bottom of them – contain unpleasant surprises.Continue Reading