(RNS) Many Catholics — and some would say Pope Francis — say the kind of libertarian free-market capitalism pushed by the billionaire Koch brothers runs against Catholic teaching.
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(RNS) A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed its criticisms of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over statements that seemed to endorse Koch’s stands against climate change and the right of public workers to unionize.
(RNS) Vocal free-market advocates are gaining traction in the Catholic Church, even as Pope Francis repeatedly condemns a capitalist system that he says is hurting the poor and increasing the gap between the haves and have-nots.
(RNS) Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential supporter of libertarian-style policies that critics say run counter to church teaching and to explicit declarations by Pope Francis.