[video] Quick Take: Pope Francis' Christmas Message Should Highlight Income Inequality
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Joe Deaux is joined by Father Robert Sirico, president of Acton Institute, to elaborate on some the of economic discussions that Pope Francis may discuss in his upcoming Christmas homily.
Sirico suggested that it was difficult to prepare for what the Pope will say, since it's not uncommon for him to veer from what he had originally planned to preach.
But there could definitely be an economic demeanor within what Pope Francis does say, Sirico added.
He went on to say that the Pope may discuss people emerging from poverty, possibly by using biblical analogies.PovertyCure.org is one organization trying to fight back against poverty, as its name would imply. People benefit more from trade, rather than aid, Sirico said. Elaborating, he related it to teaching someone how to fish for themselves, rather than simply giving them fish to eat. He concluded that Pope Francis may discuss human dignity and human bonding, in terms of how they translate to political and economic ramifications. Those ramifications, he said, are the hope for things, such as the market, to work out. -- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. Follow @BretKenwell
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