Vatican Carefully Comments On OWS

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a critique of the global financial system this week that “paralleled many of the criticisms of unchecked capitalism” that the OWS protestors are bringing attention to, the Washington Post is reporting.

The report talks about the “primacy of being over having,” of “ethics over the economy,” and of “embracing the logic of the global common good.”

Vatican officials were careful to distance themselves from the protesters, however. “It is a coincidence that we share some views,” said bishop Mario Toso, secretary of the council. “But after all, these are proposals that are based on reasonableness.”