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Is Rush Limbaugh, World Net Daily, Breitbart and Michael Savage Reading 47,000 Words Of Pope?

Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is scorching the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for criticizing unfettered capitalism, saying, "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope."

And he is joined by Michael Savage no less, all seemingly responding to news media excerpts of the Pope's very long statement.

Limbaugh said today "You know the pope, Pope Francis has issued an official papal proclamation, and it's sad," Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. "It's actually unbelievable. It's sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth."

"I'm not Catholic," Limbaugh added, "but up until this I admired the man."


On the other the work is 47,000 words (85 pages sic) and in a few paragraphs does seem to embrace economic socialism. But the Gaudium is mostly a Pope level discussion of spiritual outreach to all corners of the world.

And is asking for ideas, suggestions or recognizing that there are unacceptable conditions for the World's poor. Even would be free market Capitalists or free market enthusasiasts should agree there is a problem and that there is a free market solution.


Carl Olson writes "The Pope invites the reader to "recover the original freshness of the Gospel", finding "new avenues" and "new paths of creativity", without enclosing Jesus in our "dull categories". There is a need for a "pastoral and missionary conversion, which cannot leave things as they presently are" and a "renewal" of ecclesiastical structures to enable them to become "more mission-oriented"."

Direct Link to the Vatican site, to get the entire 47,000 word document which does include a small section, around paragraph 204, that discusses how there are temporary government solutions (socialism) but is mostly a plea for a reawakening of the spirit in order to solve the poverty problem.

This is not necessarily an attack on Capitalism or free markets, per se.