The Church and Globalism

Not open for further replies.


Active member
This article is a response to an article in The Stream by Joseph D’Hippolito (a globalism conspiracy theorist) asserting that since Vatican II the Catholic Church is gungho for a One World Government.

This article in Catholic Stand focuses mostly on Pope BXVIs vision of a global authority.

Benedict even spells out what he means when refers to “political authority”:

Political authority also involves a wide range of values, which must not be overlooked in the process of constructing a new order of economic productivity, socially responsible and human in scale. As well as cultivating differentiated forms of business activity on the global plane, we must also promote a dispersed political authority, effective on different levels. The integrated economy of the present day does not make the role of States redundant, but rather it commits governments to greater collaboration with one another."

So, Benedict clearly is not saying that nation states are “ineffective and obsolete.” He is calling the states to “greater collaboration with one another” as members of the United Nations.

I support globalism, but it must happen naturally. Remember that 1000 years the normal level of identification was clan/tribe, and nations were a visionary concept. If civilization doesn’t crash, there will eventually be a global community.
Not open for further replies.