Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Vatican Bank: another reason the church doesn't concentrate on its core mandate

The Institute for Religious Works, or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known. (File Photo/CNA)..
The Vatican Bank is a prime example of a church overstepping its bounds to manipulate society, or be manipulated by society, to do things that were never spiritual. Temporal matters are expressly outside it's core mandate.

Anyone that thinks the bank does "good work" must also accept that the bank does "bad work" as well.

Whether those two realties cancel out or not, it cannot be claimed that they only do good work.  If the church is a co-conspirator in bad work then how can they be a moral authority?

Huffington Post interview with Gerald Posner