One Unexpected Side Benefit of the Papal Visit…

…is that we have gone for the whole week so far without hearing the name “Donald Trump”. Already, he seems like a fading nightmare in the clear light of day. It’s hard to believe he ever existed. And rhetoric like this just seems like a joke out of comedy: You read it with a sense [Read More…]

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Francis Meets with Little Sisters of the Poor

…after calling for religious liberty on the White House lawn. Fun! Special bonus Francican moment: Foregoes lunch with Boehner, Pelosi, McConnell and Reid to go serve lunch to the homeless. I love this guy so much. [Read more…]

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Shep Smith has always been one of the few people at FOX I respect

He has a history of clearly resenting the excrement FOX purveys, resisting, for instance, the decade-long campaign of the network to teach its flock that torture was Teh Awsum: Now he risks the wrath of the Movement Conservative Hivemind at FOX by (gasp!) saying nice things about Francis’s positions on Unapproved Subjects (basically anything apart [Read More…]

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Pope Delivers Living Example of How to Treat Refugees at our Border

Terrifying invader–also known as “adorable little girl”–welcomed and loved and cherished by Holy Father, because she is a human being: At this point, it is customary for the nativist to start looking for evil: her parents put her up to it, they were shouting “Yes we can!” in Spanish and are therefore ritually unclean Obama [Read More…]

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Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) Offers a Respectful Welcome to Francis…

…and demonstrates that you don’t have to be nuts to be a conservative. [Read more…]

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Ann Coulter Erupts in Know Nothingism

Tweets: I’m an American and this is why our founders (not “immigrants”!) distrusted Catholics & wouldn’t make them citizens. The Right is really losing its marbles over this Pope (and, as Coulter makes clear, over the Catholic faith itself). Good.  It’s healthy for Catholics to be reminded that the Kingdom of Heaven is not the [Read More…]

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Here’s the text of Francis speech at the White House

Mr. President, I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families. I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen [Read More…]

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Pope Francis is not a “Progressive”…

He’s a priest. An intelligent look at Francis from the Atlantic. If you are baffled by Francis because you have been trained to reflexively analyze all things through an American culture war and political lens, throw away the lens and memorize these words: they explain virtually everything you need to know about this pope and [Read More…]

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Interesting Piece on Francis and Pius XII

Here: “On an even more sensitive front, Francis has tipped his hand with a strong defense of the debated record of Pope Pius XII…”–good to see an article on this subject get that right, along with encouraging words about the strengthening of Jewish-Catholic relations–Francis has made at least a half a dozen statements praising Pius [Read More…]

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Today’s Right Wing Francis Hatred

The Right is in complete panic mode. [Read more…]

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