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…]

The White House is More Afraid of Offending China

…than the Pope. It’s easy to bravely face the applause of your peers on cheap social hot button issues they all agree with you about–especially when that butt of your disrespect is the disciple of a Messiah who says to turn the other cheek–than it is to treat the leader of a giant power with [Read More…]

Today’s Festival of Conservative Francis Hate

In addition to a Congressional member of the Greatest Catholics of All Time boycotting the Pope rather than so much as┬áhear about new ideas and stuff because the pope is not coming to pledge support for a new war but to talk about Laudato Si, the Party of Crazy also offers these welcome mats to [Read More…]

Catholic Congresscritter Bravely Faces the Applause of the Conservative Francis-Haters

Boycotts the Pope’s address to Congress because he and his Frankenstein base (the same sort of people who seriously believe that Trump is–I am not making this up–“trustworthy, empathetic, and well-suited to the Presidency“) believe that listening to people you disagree with and thinking new thoughts turns you gay. Here’s the thing: When a subculture [Read More…]

CNN on the Right Wing Francis Freak Out

Network finally gets around to noticing the hysteria on the Right, as well as talking to saner and cooler heads. A decently observed and written piece. [Read more…]

Pope Francis on the Moral Ordeal of Abortion

I love this guy so much. [Read more…]

The Right Wing Noise Machine’s Conflicting Nativist Narratives

With respect to the humanitarian disaster in Europe, the very carefully architected narrative of the Right Wing Noise Machine is that this man had it coming because he was a scam artist and a parasite and that he stands for the thousands and thousands of other refugees who are likewise being painted as invaders, terrorists, [Read More…]

There are three things I do not understand…

…four that are too wonderful for me: the way of a snake on a rock, the way of an eagle in the air, the way of a ship on the sea, and the way of the Church in annulment processes. Fortunately, Jimmy Akin understands this stuff, as well as the new changes to the process [Read More…]