This week the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace,  Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana, visited the AOC and was the keynote speaker at the 8th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education held at the University of Dayton.  In reporting the story, the Dayton Daily News refers to Cardinal Turkson as a “potential pope candidate” and  “an outspoken advocate for reform of the world’s financial system.”

Cardinal Turkson is infamous for being at the center of a disasterous “document” that the Justice and Peace Council issued back in October 2011 (further criticisms- 1, 2, 3) that many of its critics say calls for a one world government (what the paper refers to as a ‘…public authority with universal competency” over politics and the economy…’), creation of an international UN Bank and more importantly, being in contradiction to key aspects of Pope Benedict XVI’s Caritas in Veritate (not to mention they had a Marxist professor introduce the document at their press conference in 2011.

Read the document (with a picture of Cardinal Turkson included) here.

In fact, it is so bad most won’t even dignify it with the word “document” but instead are referring to it merely as a “white paper.”  As uberblogger Father Z points out, thank goodness this document does not make up part of the Magisterium (although no doubt, many a liberal Catholics are probably incorrectly reasoning that it indeed does).

The Daily News notes that part of Cardinal Turkson’s message was to launch a new document produced by the  Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace “Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection.”  Let us pray that this document is not nearly as awful as their last October 2011 document.

UPDATE 22 June 2012 10:54AM- OTRITT contributor suburbanbanshee provides the following link to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s document titled “Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection which was launched by Cardinal Turkson recently at a conference at the University of Dayton, after being introduced at the Vatican earlier this year.  It is an improvement over the council’s October 2011 “white paper.”

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