Cardinal Marx on economics Admin Friday, January 17, 2014 German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has written an essay in the Vatican’s newspaper on Evangelii Gaudium, taking capitalism to task for centering itself on means of production rather than persons. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.