Pope Decries Materialism

American VoicesWorldreligionpope ISSUE 44•30 Jul 22, 2008

During a visit to Australia, Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against the "sense of despair" that accompanies material prosperity. What do you think?

  • “Yeah, I remember when I had a job. I was miserable.”

    David Okupniak –
    Unemployed

  • “I agree with the pope's remarks about an 'interior emptiness' and a 'sense of despair,' which is why I stopped going to Mass.”

    Nataile Eis –
    Air Traffic Controller

  • “Then the pope must be the saddest person in the world.”

    Kevin Sidorov –
    Night Watchman