The Fall of the Wall Here is my latest article for InsideCatholic on the current economic crisis. PatheosDwight2008-10-09T17:40:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|5 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Exorcism and the Snakes of St Patrick March 17th, 2021 | 1 Comment The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 24th, 2021 Eliot’s Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments 5 Comments Jenny October 9, 2008 at 7:16 pmLog in to Reply Excellent article, Father. And I thought the third comment by “Joe H.” was thought-provoking as well. Thank you. thesheepcat October 9, 2008 at 11:18 pmLog in to Reply Good essay, Father. Quixote October 10, 2008 at 2:40 pmLog in to Reply As much as I appreciate your article, there are a couple of corrections that I’d like to make.Firstly, the Church did condemn usury for centuries, but in fairness you should’ve mentioned that she hasn’t any longer for centuries too, since Capitalism started to appear in the 12th or 13th century.Secondly, the Holy Father did not condemn “unrestrained” Capitalism, but Capitalism devoid of moral values. Your choice of adding “unrestrained” was probably unintentional, but it misrepresents the pope’s point of view, which is not to suggest that regulations are the cure for Capitalism. If so, such a point of view wouldn’t be worth of the Holy Father, for regulations devoid of moral values are at least as bad.Good points overall. Elsasser SC October 11, 2008 at 9:53 amLog in to Reply During the 1930’s, when the Times sollicited comments on the then problems of the world they received probably the shortest letter to the editor ever. It read, ‘Dear Sir, I am, Yours faithfully….’ G. K. Chesterton.Wall Street diserves its share of blame but so do most of us with our mortgages, credit cards and lust for stuff.All political systems would be perfect if we were all saints. Since we can not be because we are sinners, we need a system that ensures a balance of power and accountability.Ultimately in the words of St Josemaria Essriva The Way”A secret, an open secret: these world crises are crises of saints.” St Josemaria Esscriva The Way 301 Fr. Dwight Longenecker October 11, 2008 at 12:38 pmLog in to Reply Thank you elasser. You’ve given me good stuff for my homily this weekend! Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.