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Rev. Robert Sirico & Dr. Samuel Gregg on analyzing Fratelli Tutti

Ep. 250

On October 3rd, 2020, Pope Francis released the third encyclical letter of his pontificate: Fratelli Tutti.

Literally translated as “Brothers all,” Fratelli Tutti is a call from Pope Francis for more human fraternity and solidarity. In it, Francis addresses a number of topics, including racism, immigration, capital punishment, war, politics and economics.

In addressing economic issues, Francis warns against “financial speculation,” cautions that “not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” and denounces the “dogma of neoliberal faith.”

It is with these economic issues that, in his article reviewing Fratelli Tutti for Catholic World Report, Acton’s Dr. Samuel Gregg sees “economic caricatures roam[ing] throughout Francis’s documents.”

In this episode, Acton Institute president and co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico and Acton’s director of research Dr. Samuel Gregg discuss Fratelli Tutti in general, and in particular the economic concerns raised therein.

Fratelli Tutti - Pope Francis

Fratelli Tutti is a familiar mixture of dubious claims, strawmen, genuine insights - Samuel Gregg

Rev. Robert Sirico responds to Laudato Si [video] - Rev. Robert Sirico

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy - Rev. Robert Sirico

Reason, Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization - Samuel Gregg

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