Are the pope’s critics failing to understand his true meaning?

In the still-continuing discussion of Pope Benedict’s 2009 encyclical advocating world government, Matt disagrees with the pope’s critics for taking seriously some parts of the letter (which call for world government) while ignoring others (which call for subsidiarity, i.e., local self-government). He also argues that what the pope is really proposing is a Christian world order which could only come about after the defeat of liberalism.

In reply, Lydia McGrew wonders, if the pope was only thinking of a future Christian world order after the present liberal order has passed, why did he make specific reference to the then-occurring financial crisis and to the need to institute a world government with enforcement powers to address it?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 28, 2011 11:19 AM | Send

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