Cardinal Bertone: Brokers Have Ignored the Common Good
Via Cath News: Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has blamed the short term search for profit for the current financial crisis.
In a major speech on religion in a globalised world, Cardinal Bertone said on Tuesday the current financial crisis is the result of the search for short term profits as a goal in itself, and an example of what happens when basic rights and the common good are ignored, Associated Press reports.
“Politics and the market are not everything,” Cardinal Bertone said.
They are, he said, a means but not an end. He said that when God is ignored, the ability to respect basic rights and recognise the common good fades away.