Pope Criticizes Pursuit of Wealth; Churches Will Still Ask For Money On Sunday

That’s right, Pope Reptile XII has publicly stated that those who pursue success through money are ‘building on sand’.  He cites the ever-winnowing faith of this nation as the reason for it’s lack of trade, vocation, and solvency.  Surely though, the pursuit of money won’t stop every parish in every diocese in the known world from passing the ‘collection’ plate this Sabbath.

The global financial crisis is proof that the pursuit of money and success is pointless, Pope Benedict XVI has told a meeting of bishops in Rome.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church said that the disappearance of money as banks collapsed showed that wealth meant “nothing”.

The Pope said that people should instead base their lives on God’s word.

Those who think that “concrete things we can touch are the surest reality” are deceiving themselves, he said.

‘Building on sand’

The crisis in the financial industry has seen billions of dollars wiped off the value of shares, and a number of seemingly untouchable banking institutions have been taken over, nationalised, or have collapsed.

Speaking to the bishops assembled at the Vatican, Pope Benedict said those who seek “success, career or money are building on sand”.

When he opened the Synod on Sunday, the Pope attacked modern culture, saying that “nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity under the harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7654878.stm

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~ by chrismcdevitt on October 6, 2008.

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