This is true whether the organ is the NY Times featuring Garry Wills complaining that the Pope is Catholic or some brain dead Tea Party rag hyperventilating that some papabile “Promotes Marxist For Sainthood“.
The “Marxist” they mean is Servant of God Dorothy Day who, you know, stopped being a Marxist and became a Catholic. A very fine one, in fact, which is what “saint” means and why Pope Benedict singled her out for praise in his last homily. This dumb article is rather like the Church in the first century hyperventilating that Peter has been seen in the company of Known Persecutor Saul of Tarsus.
There’s this thing called “conversion”. Some Christians still believe in it. Others have submerged their faith in Christ beneath tribal badges of fealty to Tea Party shibboleths or (in Wills’ case, liberal Protestant chatter) and care only for genetic fallacies and the taint of ritual impurity.
Oh, and by the way, neither Dolan nor any other American will be Pope anytime soon.