"We have created New idols. worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings." - Pope Francis
I responded thus:
"He became Pope the same way that Barack Obama became President. He's ethnically 'new', with clever words and expressed sentiments, that sound like a breath of fresh air, but underneath the same old gears are operating the same old machine. In a few years, the Hope and Change Pope will have the same level of disappointment among those who really care as the Hope and Change President. Mark my words. He will do nothing doctrinally or otherwise to move the Lying Behemoth that is the Roman Catholic Church away from its doctrinal moorings, or its money..."
Mind you I find it ironic that the Pope bemoans the 'new idols' when he heads what must be the worlds' leading idolatrous system...
As my daughter would say, 'Pot, meet kettle'