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Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:09:47 AM »
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  • From http://www.bbc.co.uk

    Pope calls for a UN 'with teeth'

    The Pope has called for reform of the United Nations and financial bodies, giving them the "real teeth" needed to tackle economic and social injustice.

    Benedict XVI said the blind pursuit of profit and economic mismanagement had "wreaked havoc" on the global economy.

    The market, said the Pope, must not become the place where the strong prevail over the weak.

    His encyclical letter said a reformed UN should strive for disarmament, food security and environmental protection.

    An encyclical letter is the highest form of papal teaching, says the BBC's David Willey in Rome.


      There is urgent need of a true world political authority

    Pope Benedict XVI
    This letter, Caritas in Veritate, or Charity in Truth, is his third since being made Pope in 2005. It is the first to focus on social issues, and follows two on spiritual matters.

    The densely argued 144-page document is the result of a two-year effort by the Pope to bring Catholic social teaching up to date on the ethical responsibilities for the global economic meltdown, says our correspondent.

    Its publication comes on the eve of Wednesday's G8 meeting of world leaders at L'Aquila.

    "There is a strongly felt need... for a reform of the United Nations Organisation, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth... there is urgent need of a true world political authority," the Pope wrote.

    The strengthened international body should work "to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace, to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration," Benedict said.

    Dangers of profit

    The letter, addressed to all Catholics "and people of goodwill", reminds them of their moral duties in financial dealings.

    "Profit is useful if it serves as a means toward an end," he wrote.

    "Once profit becomes the exclusive goal, if it is produced by improper means and without the common good as its ultimate end, it risks destroying wealth and creating poverty."

    He warned that globalisation, properly managed, could "open up the unprecedented possibility of large-scale redistribution of wealth on a world-wide scale".

    But badly directed, it could "lead to an increase in poverty and inequality, and could even trigger a global crisis".

    On Friday Pope Benedict will have his first meeting with President Barack Obama at the Vatican, when the new US leader will have the opportunity to exchange views with the Pope on the moral imperatives facing world leaders in 2009, our correspondent says.
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    Offline gladius_veritatis

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:10:33 AM »
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  • Go lick the boots of your Illuminati overlords - and SHUT UP!
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    Offline sedetrad

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 08:19:57 PM »
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  • Satan could not have said the above garbage any better.

    Offline Elizabeth

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 09:42:53 PM »
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  • God have mercy on me, I can't hear the Holy Ghost speaking through the Vicar of Christ.

    It's so BLEAK, so very bleak and empty IMO.

    Offline gladius_veritatis

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 01:17:20 AM »
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  • Oh, Elizabeth, you just need to reall ALL 144 PAGES!!! :fryingpan:
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    Offline TheD

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 12:34:24 PM »
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  • We DO NOT nedd a UN with teeth!  Thats the last thing we need!

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 09:45:48 PM »
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  • What we need is a real Pope who is Catholic. Oh forget it, not that old argument again.

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 10:00:49 AM »
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  • Quote from: TheD
    We DO NOT nedd a UN with teeth!  Thats the last thing we need!


    Clearly the Pope's private judgment is heavily impaired.....legit office of Pope, bad private thinking.....
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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 10:20:04 AM »
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  •   The days of Club Infallible are numbered.

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 11:53:48 AM »
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     The days of Club Infallible are numbered.

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    Have read it and are trying to get ready for msg of Akita/Fatima/Garabandal and 3 days.!!

    Some Popes are in Hell or Purgatory (for a looong time).....
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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 11:56:13 AM »
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  • Reminds me of a comment by Catholci radio broadcaster commenting on Paul VI's words about UN being "last best hope..", he siad "um, I thought Christ was the one, only and best Hope!"

    True, the question statnds-who is the Truth, the Way?
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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 12:20:48 AM »
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  • WipeO my Typos and may the good God  bless thee. Spiritual eyes,  not the physical, buys, however hard one tries.

    Offline greenhill

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    Just what we need: a UN with teeth!
    « Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 12:59:34 PM »
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  • I think I can see what the Pope is getting at. Maybe it is the reporting which is at fault? It doesn´t seem all that clearly expressed.


     

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