When one mixes good and bad, the net overall assessment is bad.
That's how the devil works ... by mixing good and bad. Otherwise it would be too obvious and not have its intended effect.
I was wondering about this too!
The Pope just issued an encyclical and the good and the bad are evenly distributed. Atheists in the past surely didn't like what Pope Leo XIII or Pope Pius X had to say but at least it was because they did not believe and were completely outside the Catholic Church.
A few years back, before the U.S. passed it's Health Care law, I was still attending the novus ordo and was completely unaware of the existence of the TLM and anything related to the Catholic Church pre-Vatican II. But, during the "homily" and during the "Prayers of the Faithful" where the pant suit wearing music director would list ten prayers (which at least four of them asking that governments do more) and also asking that government "reform medicine" I knew then that if a government Health Care Law would pass that it would fund abortion. The U.S. government is pro-abortion (that includes the Republicans who give lip service to the pro-life view). So I knew that a government led health care law would include forcing Catholic organizations to provide funding for birth control. I knew that beyond any shadow of the doubt and it puzzled me as to why the novus ordites didn't realize what they were asking for? So, a couple years later, and now the law is passed, Catholic organizations are now spending a lot of money hiring laws to get an exception to the birth control mandate.
Well, and what follows ties in to what's going on here. Pope Francis in this encyclical is calling for governments of the world to restrict economic activity based on "climate change" but at least the Pope is giving lip service ahead of time against abortion and embryonic stem cell research. If the governments of the world are emboldened by this encyclical, they will restrict economic activity, and they will increase taxation and they will still be providing funding for all the forces of death. I think I would be naive to imagine that Pope Francis does not know this.
Having said that, why is this Pope so freely trying to join arm in arm with these governmental forces of death?
All of the above ideas, i.e., government provided health care and concern for poor and even government oversite of employers are not bad ideas if they were enacted in a Catholic monarchy with all Royal family members and government officers being Catholics (of the pre-Vatican II variety). A Catholic republic enacting the same policies with leaders who are devout in their Catholic faith would be acceptable and even desirable. We do not have the privilege of a Catholic country in the world today. But all of us here know that in the secular world, discarding human life and sneering at Catholic principles is par for the course.