Jeff Tucker and Tom Woods had excellent criticisms of The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released a document Monday, calling for a world economic authority and condemning the “idolatry of the market.” But were I still a devout Catholic, of the opinion that the Church was infallible when speaking through its pope ex cathedra, this would concern me. Sure, sure, this is not a statement by the pope himself, and is not ex cathedra. And infallibility relates to pronouncements concerning faith or morals. Yet what could be more related to morals than the political system that governs us, given the hundreds of millions of people murdered and billions more lives ruined by these wicked agencies? If God through his sub-wing the Holy Spirit supposedly intercedes to prevent the Church from speaking erroneously on such grave moral matters, why would He let it preach statism and socialism and economic confusion.
Hmm. It’s almost enough to make one doubt the Church’s teaching authority–and the whole religious shebang (Christian, Moslem, Jewish, Hindu, whatever).