When they run across this quote from Pope Francis:
“Not only are they violated (human rights) by terrorism, repression and assassinations, but also with the existence of conditions of extreme poverty and unjust economic structures which cause great inequalities.”
There will be cheers. Jesuit+Latin American+this quote = “Liberation theologian bent on reforming a retrograde Church, calling the Third Vatican Council, and ordaining women and approving of gay marriage, right?”
“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
They will freak out, declare him a failure and resume predicting the imminent death of the Church and interviewing Woodstock geezers and people whose knuckles were rapped by Sister Mary Elephant in third grade 50 years ago.