Patrick Deneen at The American Conservative

…gets it re: Pope Francis. He’s a big sign of hope, as is the generally positive feedback I’ve been getting for the fisk of the FOX hit piece on the pope. The sheep know the shepherd’s voice and will not follow a stranger. [Read more...]

The Thing that Used to Be Conservatism Puts out a Hit on Francis

…in which we look at some of the emerging strategies that are being deployed as Rush Limbaugh and FOX declare war Francis and Catholic Social Teaching. Some people think FOX and the secular Right “value people of faith”. They do, exactly as the butcher values the lamb. Now that Shepherd Francis has begun alerting the [Read More...]

God Bless Rebecca Hamilton!

With the coordinated attacks now being undertaken against Pope Francis by Rush Limbaugh and FOX, we appear to be entering into a new phase in which the Makers and Manufacturers of Received Wisdom for the Thing that Used to be Conservatism are trying to force a choice among conservative Catholics between serving GOD or GOP. [Read More...]

I love this guy so much

Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor and sick. [Read more...]

FOX: Our First Line of Defense Against Pope Francis

Well, apparently the ipsi dixit of Rush Limbaugh is percolating through the Rightwingosphere. FOX News has decided to weigh in on the clear and present danger of Pope Francis’ “pure Marxism” with just about the strongest bull (so to speak) of excommunication it could by comparing him to the one who (in the FOXiverse) occupies [Read More...]

It turns out the Pope is Catholic

Pope Francis: Abortion ‘cries out in vengeance to God’; Church will never change teaching VATICAN CITY, November 26, 2013 ( – In a high level teaching document released this morning, Pope Francis has firmly responded to those who have expressed hope that the Catholic Church may one day change its teachings on abortion, writing, “the [Read More...]

So Here’s Francis’ New Apostolic Exhortation

Evangelii Gaudium I’ll try to comment when I come up for air. [Read more...]

Pope Sets His Face…

…against the one absolutely consistent result of our foreign policy in the Mideast, both in Israel and the Islamosphere:  the destruction of the Christian Church. I no longer believe our elites see this result of our policies as a bug, but as a feature.  More’s the pity for them.  They’ve put themselves on the losing [Read More...]

Vinicio Riva speaks

He’s the disfigured man the Pope embraced. The severely disabled man, who is shunned in the street, and has induced horror even in his doctors, has for the first time described the encounter, saying that being caressed by Francis was like ‘being in Paradise’. He told Italian news magazine Panorama he was left speechless when [Read More...]

Pope Francis is a Class Act

Calls up sick Traditionalist critic, graciously accepts criticism.  Even Rorate Coeli is impressed. I love this guy so much. [Read more...]