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As a Catholic, I appreciate that PG columnist Tony Norman praised the pope’s views on economics (“Pope’s a Lot Wiser Than Rush About Wealth,” Dec. 6), as well as his gracious admission that, “I’m a Protestant, but there’s not a religious leader in the world I respect more than this new pope.”

And while there are many opinions regarding economic matters, it might be instructive to simply look at the position that the Catholic Church has taken on those matters over the centuries.

In addition to feeding, healing, clothing and sheltering people, the church also teaches them life-affirming skills — including everything from arithmetic to nuclear physics and brain surgery in its thousands of schools, universities and hospitals.

Its record simply shows that the Catholic Church has found the most compassionate and effective approach to the serious issues confronting mankind, and the world would be a better place if we all decided to show it our gratitude and support.

JOSEPH CARDUCCI
Mt. Lebanon

 


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