Pope Francis: no disposable people

Thank God!

I love this quote as it is nearly verbatim what I’ve said for years now!

Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading.

He’s right! He continues:

It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the “exploited” but the outcast, the “leftovers”.

The Pope also continues to explain the “new evangelization” – which has little to do with social media and web sites — no matter what people keep saying.

Read the Pope’s exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, here.

We’ll have more discussion here in the coming weeks.
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John B. Manos

John B. Manos, Esq. is an attorney and chemical engineer. He has a dog, Fyo, and likes photography, astronomy, and dusty old books published by Benziger Brothers. He is the President of the Bellarmine Forum.

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