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    principles."  What exactly ARE "Catholic economic principles?  Are they just something on paper or proposed by Catholic theologians? I ask this because if one reads the history of the church and how it amassed its wealth (unestimable for the purposes of insurance), all I see is an institution that talks some talk and walks a walk of total hypocrisy.  

    If the right side of Catholicism is "replacing the cross with the dollar sign" they are simply following the example of the Church's 2000 year old history.

    How can people say with a straight face that the institution of the Catholic Church with its mafia run Vatican Bank and its Vatican City full of gold has ever touted an economic policy that cares for the lesser among us?  

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