Papal Visit Philippines 2015 Special: Catholic Based Investing, Anyone?

This is a post, part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.

 

Faith based investing, anyone?

Religion and religious leaders can influence their followers which businesses and investments to support, and which investments to avoid. Many often associate religious based investing with Shariah investments for Muslims. There are even Shariah-based stock market indices for Shariah compliant companies.

There are also many Catholics who try to abide by the teachings of the Catholic Church in their investment decisions. This is the reason for the existence of Catholicism compliant investment funds. These funds usually implement negative screens in order to avoid companies that have activities that go against the Church’s teachings. These funds may also choose to invest in companies that promotes or has a long track record of compliance with Catholic teachings. Continue reading Papal Visit Philippines 2015 Special: Catholic Based Investing, Anyone?

Papal Visit Philippines 2015 Special: The ATM with Latin Instructions

 

This is a post, part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.

 

Latin may be a dead language, but it is still the official language of the Holy See. This is probably why an ATM in the Vatican City has Latin instructions.

Vatican Bank’s ATM instructions in Latin. Google Translate may come in handy at this point. Image by Seth Schoen

Insertio scidulam quaeso ut faciundam cognoscas rationem. Google translates it as “I ask you to do so by way of insertion of a card”. What it really means is “Insert your card for the account to be recognized.”