John Paul II a Marxist sympathiser?
A little-known and unpublished work by Fr Karol Wojtyla has touched off debate among experts across the globe about whether the future John Paul II, as a young academic, had developed sympathy for Marxism. "The church is aware that the bourgeois mentality and capitalism as a whole, with its materialist spirit, acutely contradict the Gospel," Wojtyla writes. The text contradicts views promoted by neoliberal thinkers like George Weigel who depict the late pontiff as a lifelong fan of US-style liberal capitalism - Jonathan Luxmoore and Jolanta Babiuch
National Catholic Reporter
12 Jul 2006