Posts Tagged ‘middle class’

Religion a luxury for the good, married, middle class

Monday, July 17th, 2023

I understand Christianity because Jesus was especially concerned with people on the margins of society. The sick, the poor, and the outcasts were high on his priority list. Thus, churches (being the extension of Jesus’ ministry), should focus their efforts on those exact same people. But the data says that is not happening. Just the Read more

Pope admits he hasn’t thought about ‘middle class’ enough

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Pope Francis has acknowledged that he has neglected the middle class and its problems. On a plane on his return to Europe from a three-nation South American visit, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter why he had hardly ever spoken about the problems of the “working, tax-paying” middle class. Francis offered a rare papal Read more

Billionaire backs three day work week to Catholic leaders

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The world’s second richest man has told a Catholic conference of the advantages of a three day work week. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders in Houston that his idea would mean longer work hours, and would also involve delaying retirement until 70 or 75. But he said it would Read more