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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Today’s Right Wing Francis Hatred

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

Why Conservatives are Going Nuclear…

…on Pope Francis. “It matters because of what it shows us about the way ideological fixations have corrupted the conservative outlook, which once treated political passions with suspicion and took its stand with institutions and traditions older than the latest partisan fads.” ~Damon Linker I remember when conservatives conserved. Good times. Good times. [Read more…]

Lizzie Scalia Gets into the Saddle Over at Aleteia

She looks at the Papal Visit and asks “How offended do you want to be?” [Read more…]