Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit

(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People’s Pope to the United States, I’d like to suggest some new nicknames for Francis based on what I observed while he was here. 1. The Confounding Pope. Following his speech to Congress, some conservatives took to social media to criticize [Read More…]

Why Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress Wasn’t As Liberal As You’ve Been Told

(Photo property of ABC News) There was a lot of hand-wringing by conservatives on social media yesterday because they feel Pope Francis delivered a speech to Congress that sided more with Democratic issues than Republican ones. Democrats, on the other hand, were crowing that the Pope is on their side. In reality, the despair of [Read More…]

Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Criticizes Those Who Politicize Everything Pope Francis Says

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith today criticized those who are denouncing Pope Francis for being too political – or at least for siding with left wing politics. Smith makes the point that the leader of the world’s Catholics, who is walking in the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles, is citing “universal truths,” not being [Read More…]

If You Replace Devils with Devils, You Get Hell on Earth

(Photo property of Kirsten Luce for The New York Times) I generally use this space to share stories of people who light a candle rather than curse the darkness, but today I’m highlighting a level of darkness that’s screaming for some light. This horrific story was revealed in a New York Times article by Joseph [Read More…]