Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Welcome Catholic Economists - Ash Wednesday

It is the final hour of Ash Wednesday. The beginning of Lent which prepares us for the death of Christ and the beginning of our freedom from sin. Today is the reminder for all Catholics that from dust we came and to dust we shall go. It is a reminder that death awaits us and that we should not be saddened by this fact but rejoice.

This is an important fact because today we find ourselves in a crucial situation. The doom and gloom of the economy has been broadcasted by the media and our government officials. They claim that without government action the economy will fail and people will face harsh times. There are many others who conclude that government intervention will only cause the harsh times to be extended.

We, the Catholic Economists, hope to open discussions for what Catholic Social Teaching says about the economy; if Catholic Social Teaching is supported with economics; and many other questions that we may arise.

As Catholics, do not be afraid of the doom and gloom tales of the economy. The economy is merely a word that represents all of human interaction. For the economy to "fail" would mean that we all fail at interacting with one another. Unless you believe you are failing at interacting, there is no need to fear. Life is meant to be a challenge. Everything we need has already been given to us(our daily bread) , and with that we begin with a prayer.

Allow us on this blog to proclaim your glory and not stray from the teachings of the Church. Grant us the wisdom, the knowledge, and the ability to spread our Catholic views while applying economic thought. We pray for the intercession of the Holy Mother that we do not cause hate but spread a message of love.
St Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
St Bernadette, pray for us.
St Bellarmine, pray for us.

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