Here is Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojourners magazine and a consistent voice on behalf of social justice; and your own faithful blogger, on PBS’s "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly," discussing the religious and moral implications of the financial crisis. The show’s host, Bob Abernethy, also asked us to point the way forward using resources from our religious traditions. The best, or at least most piquant, quote came from Mr. Wallis, who suggested that as penance any malefacting Wall Street CEOs should be paraded down the Street in "sackcloth and ashes." That may be letting them too lightly for their foolishness and greed. Even my Wharton professors might agree with that.
James Martin, SJ