Caritas in Veritate in Gold and Red | National Review Online

The incoherence of the Justice and Peace sections of the new encyclical is so deep, and the language in some cases so impenetrable, that what the defenders of Populorum Progresio may think to be a new sounding of the trumpet is far more like the warbling of an untuned piccolo.

Benedict XVI, a truly gentle soul, may have thought it necessary to include in his encyclical these multiple off-notes, in order to maintain the peace within his curial household.

via Caritas in Veritate in Gold and Red | National Review Online.

Saw this linked elsewhere by someone claiming those who disagreed were accusing the former Pope of signing something he thought was in error; fell in love with the poetry of comparing phrases like  “necessary openness, in a world context, to forms of economic activity marked by quotas of gratuitousness and communion” to the “warbling of an untuned piccolo.”

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