NCR: Conservatives Squawk Over Pope’s Tweet on Inequality

From the National Catholic Reporter:

Another week, another communications controversy for Pope Francis?

That’s how it was looking after a three-word tweet from Pope Francis — in Latin — about inequality left some conservatives dazed and confused over Catholic teachings on economics. They were still digesting last week’s news about the pontiff’s call to an Argentine woman that left them wondering whether Rome was going wobbly on the sanctity of marriage.

The latest dust-up began routinely enough, with a Monday morning post to Francis’ Twitter feed that said: "Iniquitas radix malorum."?

"Inequality is the root of social evil" is how the English translation ran, and that tracked closely with other language versions.

Honestly, have these people read the prophet Amos? How about the teachings of Jesus Christ?

Try Matthew 19:21 –

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect,* go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Adding that because many of these "conservatives" call themselves Christians.