Well now. Fr Sirico has responded to Evangelii Gaudium. Very interesting. I watched this video once and then remembered the advice of an old friend, at one time a pentecostal seminarian, to watch preachers with the sound turned off to aid in the discernment of spirits. It works, it really does. I watched Fr Sirico once with the sound, and then without it. His countenance, sans the distracting words, is worried and anxious, up until around 5:20, when he talks about the pope’s line about business as a “noble vocation”. To me that means pursuing industry the way that the Church means it should be pursued, with a view toward the common good, respect for workers’ rights and paying a living wage.
But to Fr S, this was familiar ground, the needed apologia for capitalism, and his face immediately becomes more relaxed.
Don’t let these weasels fool you: they are not on the side of the pope, nor of the poor and working classes. They serve their masters, the corporate manipulators who fund them.
Thankfully, we have a pope who seems remarkably up to the challenge.