Credit is the application of
Most Rev. Edward M. Frankowski, Auxiliary Bishop of Sandomierz, Poland, is responsible among the Polish Bishops for the Social Doctrine of the Church. Here is the foreword he wrote for Louis Even's three brochures on Social Credit:
collection “Around the Social
Credit Doctrine” meets a bigger interest when the political and
economic scene in our country darkens more. On the ruins after Communism,
occupied by the people of the collapsed system, overlaps an equally
destructive wave of Western postmodernism, wild liberalism, and
political gangsterism of the people who, with unscrupulous methods,
eagerly fight for power and money, but only for themselves and not for
the nation! The State
is more and more precipitated down, and the international money power
comes up. Consequently the power is continuously relinquished for the
market side. It seems that John Paul II on June 14, 1999 in City of
Sosnowiec, Poland, noticed those threads, when he said:
"Because of the laws of the market, human rights are forgotten. It happens, for example, when the claim is made that economic profit justifies taking away the job of someone who loses not only a job but every prospect for maintaining himself or the family. It also happens when, to increase production, the worker is denied the right to rest, the right to care for the family, or the freedom to plan his daily life. This is always the case when the value of work is defined not according to human effort, but according to the price of the product – which creates a situation where the pay does not correspond to the work that is done."
could say that our situation is like a "gigantic development of the
parable in the Bible of the rich banqueter and the poor man Lazarus. So
widespread is the phenomenon that it brings into question the financial,
monetary, production and commercial mechanisms that, resting on various
political pressures, support the world economy. These are proving
incapable either of remedying the unjust social situations inherited
from the past or of dealing with the urgent challenges and ethical
demands of the present." (John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Redemptor
hominis, n. 16.)
should promote the development of a better world for public life by the
introduction Christian principles, especially in the economic field.
Money is not the only, but however the most urgent problem to be solved,
because all the other problems are caused by money. Bankers who have the
power to create money, the guardians and managers of the financial
capital, rule over the credit, and distribute it by their will. They
want to bring us to the point where, for half of the year we will live
on credit, and for the other half, work for taxes.
power becomes particularly irresistible when exercised by those who,
because they hold and control money, are able also to govern credit and
determine its allotment, for that reason supplying so to speak, the
life-blood to the entire economic body, which they hold the life in
their hands, so that no one dare breathe against their will." (Pope
Pius XI, Encyclical Letter “Quadragesimo anno”, n. 106.). “The
State… has become a slave, a docile
instrument at the service of all passions and ambitions of interest.” (Quadragesimo
anno, n. 109.)
Money power, or in other words, the power of the International Financiers, lies in the ignorance of the people. The Financiers will loose their power only when the people will find out their fraud. The State will become strong then, when the whole society becomes strong. Political power originates from public strength. Therefore, the implementation of the Christian spirit into politics is the most important and the most urgent mission of Polish history.
Economic reform could be implemented especially by the application of a Social Credit economy, which is in accordance with the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church. Therefore, it seems that the financial propositions of Social Credit are not only worthy of notice by the highest economic and political authorities, but also worthy of support by the broad multitude of the public, to implement those principles in our economic and political lives. They will allow us to understand and elucidate, in the highest degree, the situation in which we presently find ourselves, and they will give solutions in accordance with the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.
I express my acknowledgment and thanks to the editorial and publishing board of Michael and to the authors and publishing house for the edition of the Around the Social Credit Doctrine collection – especially for that! It not only has a scientific value, but a popularizing value as well. And such is the present work of Louis Even: Global Fraud and the Way Out.
To all publishers, editors and readers, from the bottom of my heart, I bless you!
Rev. Edward M. Frankowski
This article was published in the May-June-July, 2002 issue of “Michael”, and is also available in the form of an 8-page leaflet (with the articles “It is urgent to put an end to the scandal of poverty”, by Alain Pilote, “What is Social Credit? Practical Christianity!”, by Geoffrey Dobbs, and two articles of Louis Even, “Money, an instrument of distribution” and “To solve the problem of poverty”).