But I’m sure that His Holiness will “educate” President Trump on both the “evils” of capitalism and the negative effects of it on “climate change”.
Who can forget Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato si” (a ‘manifesto’ Karl Marx would wish he had written) in which he deplored how those darn capitalists produce all those air conditioners which people stupidly want and do it just for PROFIT!:
“A simple example (of harmful habits of consumption) is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning,” Francis writes. “The markets, which immediately benefit from sales, stimulate ever greater demand. An outsider looking at our world would be amazed at such behavior, which at times appears self-destructive.”
To really understand where this “humble Pope” is coming from one needs to read in full his encyclical. There are many such choice quotes in this ‘manifesto’ which Catholics especially should read in whole. Only those Papal statements are quoted in dioceses and parishes throughout the land which enhance his “image” as a caring, humble man of only good will, while actually, this pope’s Marxist ideas are subtly proclaimed and supported. Reconcile his position on the concept of “personal property” as he advocates for completely open borders! Few pious pastors wish to emphasize such positions contained in comments like these:
“93. Whether believers or not, we are agreed today that the earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone. For believers, this becomes a question of fidelity to the Creator, since God created the world for everyone. Hence every ecological approach needs to incorporate a social perspective which takes into account the fundamental rights of the poor and the underprivileged. The principle of the subordination of private property to the universal destination of goods, and thus the right of everyone to their use, is a golden rule of social conduct and “the first principle of the whole ethical and social order”.  The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable, and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property.
“New forms of cooperation and community organization can be encouraged in order to defend the interests of small producers and preserve local ecosystems from destruction.” (Francis and Barack are on the same page.)
We report, you decide…wish we’d thought of that first. DLH