VATICAN CITY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - - The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.
The document from the Vatican's Justice and Peace department should please the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.
"Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority," was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions.
"The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence," it said.
It condemned what it called "the idolatry of the market" as well as a "neo-liberal thinking" that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems.
"In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviours like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale," it said, adding that world economics needed an "ethic of solidarity" among rich and poor nations.
"If no solutions are found to the various forms of injustice, the negative effects that will follow on the social, political and economic level will be destined to create a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid," it said.
It called for the establishment of "a supranational authority" with worldwide scope and "universal jurisdiction" to guide economic policies and decisions.
Such an authority should start with the United Nations as its reference point but later become independent and be endowed with the power to see to it that developed countries were not allowed to wield "excessive power over the weaker countries".
And from Fr John Hardon S.J.: "Sexual suicide is sexual liberation that has created a society hostile to the family and the institution of marriage. It is a society that fails to recognize the natural order of the male and female gender. Sexual suicide is the ultimate destination of “feminism”: female inferiority and familiarity and familial disintegration. Sexual suicide is the pollution of a culture by false ideas and misused technology. The result is an erosion of love and family that reduces sex to a form of sexual massage...Sexual suicide is the wide spread virus of radical feminism that has penetrated the culture of so many Western nations."
Women have become sex objects for the pleasure of noncommittal men who no longer feel the responsibility of rearing or financially supporting their offspring. Women who become pregnant and carry their babies to term are left to support the "family" while their children are deprived of a mother and a father. Rather than gaining equality with men and liberation from men, women have become inferior slaves to men's basest nature---sloth and lust. Suicidal sex will destroy us.
I transcribed an old tape I had from a talk given by the late Father John Hardon in 1999 from his Catholic nursing home in Detroit. Fr Hardon entitled his talk “Sexual Suicide”. He had the grace of detachment from this world that enabled him to truly see the realities of our times. He was a prophet.
“We begin then by asking this question --what is sexual suicide?...[It is] chaos introduced into one civilized nation after another.
Well then how do you define sexual suicide. Lets describe it as understood by those that recognize its terrifying and I mean terrifying implications. First sexual suicide is liberation of the human sexual powers. [This] has created a society that is positively hostile -- and I mean--hostile to the family and to the institution of marriage.
A society [infected by] sexual suicide fails to recognize the natural order of the male and female gender. God created two genders to cooperate with one another in the procreation of the human race... Sexual suicide is the final destination of the feminist movement.
This week we had a supreme example of Luciferian hypocrisy and manipulation of the Truth by Sean Hannity, who in one sentence claims to be a "devout" Catholic and in the next defends birth control. His so called "interview" of Fr Thomas Eutenuer of Human Life International was nothing more than a defensive and vicious attack.
I had the naivete to hope that as a declared "conservative" and a Catholic, Hannity understood the societal and moral blight that birth control has been to the West, or at a minimum to opt out of the "Luciferian conspiracy".