May 29, 2019

Maria Sophia Aguirre, ordinary professor, economics published commentary in Our Sunday Visitor about Pope Francis’ invitation to “The Economy of Francesco.”

...Through this initiative, Pope Francis hopes to bring together young economists and entrepreneurs who see the need for a “different type of economy” than the one prevailing today: one that promotes life, inclusion, humanity and care for the environment. Consistent with the social doctrine of the Church, which is respectful of the essential nature of all things, Pope Francis does not seek to advance a specific Catholic economic solution; rather, he provides principles so as to encourage young people to live up to their responsibilities and hopes — to engage their energies to work toward an economy that, as he wrote in his message to participants, is consistent with “a new humanism responsive to the expectations of men and women and to the plans of God.”...

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