This month Pope Francis asks us to turn our attention to economics. We are asked in our ‘throwaway’ society to consider how our financial choices affect the rest of the world. We can see it all too clearly at the moment in our struggle to clean up the world’s oceans, and the impact our waste has had on our marine life, beaches and food chain. We have to start looking for a an economy that serves the good of all and not simply our own short term insular needs.
We are asked to join this month’s prayer intention, “that economics may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.”