Catholicism is hard. The bar is set high for all of us to reach for it. The Eastern Church has a less legalistic understanding. The bar is always set to the same height so we can continue to reach for it. The concept of "economia" is discretionary deviation from the letter of the law in order to adhere to the spirit of the law and charity. This is in contrast to legalism. If you can't do what you are supposed to do, try doing this much, for now.
This is not cafeteria Catholicism, this is more portion control.
But the Venerable Father Z, ever so faithful to the popes that he likes, has decided, this pope and this encyclical, especially in areas critical of the free market, can be set aside because he doesn't like them.
"Oh Father D!" you say, "You're exaggerating."
The Italian was leaked and now there is an English version out. There are some good moments in it. There’s something for everyone.
However, it’s pretty hard on free markets. I don’t care much for that discussion.
So, here’s an initial approach.
Perhaps we can pay as much attention to the sections on markets and environment, as the catholic Left pays to Humanae vitae.We will pay as much attention to this as the libs pay to Summorum Pontificum.
Am I really surprised? I'm surprised that it took this long. But, Pope
Francis has hit Zed where it hurts the most. His wallet.
If they're not going to obey those rules, I don't have to obey these rules. So there! Pfffffffffft!
Some satisfied Katholic Kafeteria krazy kustomers, all fed up to here, damn it!, with that Modernist crap and nourished by Sacred Tradition instead. Taste and see how good is the Trent: