Vatican wisdom for our times: Render to God the things that are God’s … and let the United Nations have the rest.

by Doug Lawrence

The wacky “news” stories from the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that we’ve been forced to endure for lo’ these many years are bad enough, but now we also have to deal with the “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the economy.

All this proves is that the communists and socialists still control large parts of the Vatican bureaucracy. And that’s nothing new.

One has to wonder if the pope decided to sleep-in today, or what? I’m betting that even the Muslims are laughing at this fiasco. A real embarrassment!

God bless good Pope Benedict. He’s going to need it!

Vatican document on the economy released today. (Who cares?)

The big news today is the release of a document by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace with the title, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority”.

Editor’s note: Excuse me if I can’t get excited about this. Its just that the Catholic Church is only organization in the world that’s actually more liberal than the Obama administration, with no experience whatsoever in managing a modern economy, to boot!

Perhaps when the Vatican starts sending me a check, instead of asking for money all the time, things might be different. How about a “Catholic Dividend” for all the faithful, instead of “Peter’s Pence”?

Now that’s something on which we might build a “New Evangelization”!