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Papal politics: Sainthood and economics

“We all make mistakes, except me,” could be a valid title from the papacy. A brilliant article in The Guardian this morning reads that Pope Francis is touting equality while tucking Reaganist Pope John Paul II into the attic. Here is the deal, put all mythology away into the museum of human history to let modern institutions address the scope and scale of contemporary needs and problems with modern inventions. How about that? The Vatican is an artifact that is still living and breathing with influence as are other religious institutional artifacts. Some are more aligned with modern needs and values than others, as some are more adaptive and flexible than others. Institutions that fail to keep pace, whether they are governments or religions, or anything else will become entropic, eventually.

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"entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"

Following a double header in which two saints were anointed in one day:

“Pope Francis condemns inequality, thus refusing to play the game

In explicitly prizing human beings over markets, Francis has confirmed he is a far cry from the Reaganist Pope John Paul II he just canonised

Inequality is the root of social evil, Pope Francis has tweeted, only a day after he canonised Pope John Paul II, a man regarded by American rightwingers as the spiritual arm of Ronald Reagan. So, Saint John Paul II is now officially stowed in heaven, and his attitude to capitalism has been consigned to the attic where the Catholic church keeps its lumber of discarded opinions.”

the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
"an organization aiming to promote racial equality"

fairness, equal rights, equal opportunities, equity, egalitarianism;
impartiality, evenhandedness;
"we promote equality for women"

A progressive pope brings relevance and renewal to a dying institution.

“A Progressive Pope is Driving the Wingnuts Batty

As Pope Francis comes more and more out of the Progressive Closet he begins to gain more and more pushback from the Rightwing who have long claimed that their Unrepentant Greed was Godly.
Unfortunately it isn't, and the Pope has been most clear on this.

“As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems,” the pope said in the 224-page document that essentially serves as his official platform.

And the response has been truly amazing. For example Palin's overreaction to the Pope's statements on Twitter actually made her do something she seems to never done before. (Except for one other time to John McCain for possibly, maybe, making him LOSE!)”

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