This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of the Catalyst.
by David Pfrimmer
Last year, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).” In discussing the Roman Catholic Church’s renewed sense of mission, Pope Francis highlighted “the structural causes of inequality” and reaffirmed the social teaching of the churches: “No to the economy of exclusion. No to the new idolatry of money. No to a financial system that rules rather than serves. No to inequality, which spawns violence.”