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Matt 26:11

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 06, 2005

Maybe, if the rock stars sing loud enough, and their fans clap hard enough, poverty will disappear. (Matt. 26:11)

And maybe, if the governments of rich nations siphon enough money from their taxpayers into the Swiss bank accounts owned by the kleptocrat rulers of Third World countries, poverty will disappear. (Matt. 26:11)

Or maybe, just maybe, the leaders of impoverished nations also need to be held accountable.

We're happy to announce our discovery of a realist in the Catholic hierarchy.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2005 3:07 AM ET USA

    There is a difference between poverty and destitution. Religious who take a vow of poverty have a simple life in common, but have sufficient food, shelter, clothing, running water (usually) and the opportunity for higher education paid by the religious order. Poverty in Africa is destitution. Food, shelter, clothing, running water, education (even at the elementary level) are scarce to nonexistent. *That* kind of poverty must disappear. Non-violent overthrow of despots is another must.

  • Posted by: dad2dlj - Jul. 06, 2005 6:46 PM ET USA

    A realist and a cleric of courage in a corner of the world where speaking against the government can have very real, very personal consequences. Many of our bishops, who say nothing of substance in a land in which they are free to say anything, should learn from the example.

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