Pope Benedict's Encyclical Letter, issued earlier this week, is full of critical comments about commerce, the profit motive, banks and businesses. The Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J., former editor of America, gushed to USA Today: "What politician would casually refer to 'redistribution of wealth' or talk of international governing bodies to regulate the economy?" Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne even suggested that the encyclical "places the pope well to Obama's left on economics."