New Vatican Document: Money Must Serve, Not Rule

During his time on earth, Jesus had much to say about the subject of money. And as our economic systems have changed throughout the centuries, the Church continues to guide the faithful in how we are to relate to money in order to serve the common good. In keeping with this practice, the Vatican released a new document on Thursday that addresses the need for ethical discernment in the face of the economic inequalities many face today.

The document, entitled ‘Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Quaestiones: Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System,’ was jointly prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for the the Promotion of Integral Human Development.

Msgr. Stuart Swetland, host of Go Ask Your Father™ stops by Morning Air® to explain what this new Vatican document can teach us, how we can look at the economy as Catholics, and why a healthy economy is one that focuses on people over profits.

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