Church Teaching: Though Sin Happens in Capitalism, Socialism is Inherently Sinful
Socialism is making a resurgence in society’s rhetoric and politics and policies. How well do we know Church teaching on socialism? Is socialism the golden fleece answer to the evils of capitalism, as it purports; or is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Here is some of what Pope Leo XIII, Saint Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI have said about the matter since the late 1800's.