With the publication of his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudiumin November 2013, Pope Francis ignited a firestorm of debate about his views on capitalism and free markets. Some have interpreted this as evidence that the Pope is some kind of crypto-socialist, advocating for political systems that encourage the large-scale redistribution of wealth in society.
Others claim that the Pope's message is being misunderstood and seized upon by those with a political agenda of their own. So, what's the truth? Is Pope Francis an opponent of the free market?
TOMORROW, June 25, from 6 to 9 pm at Sullivan’s Steakhouse (415 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago). Admission is $10/person, and free to members of America's Future Foundation-Chicago. Cash bar (one free drink ticket with admission), complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a great conversation. Happy hour starts at 6pm, discussion begins at 7pm. RSVP via Eventbrite.