by Conrad Black (October 2015)
Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba and the United States last week was another tour de force, and he remains the supremely agile and likeable incumbent on a high-wire where he is admired by a full range of Catholic opinion, enjoys great popularity generally, and continues to leave the anti-Catholic Western media and conventional adherents to the multi-state established religion of atheism mute and gape-mouthed in their inability to torment him and his institution, as they did his predecessors, as an anachronism. more>>>
The Pope was, as expected, silent on Islam. Indeed, his pro-immigration position facilitates further Islamic incursions. And, despite what the author asserted, most Republican politicians at the top do NOT oppose massive immigration.
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This is an orchid, Conrad. Indeed, a bouquet. The Pope's take on women is irrelevant if he is not willing to use his bully pulpit on Muslims where abuse is epidemic - and cultural. And ignoring priestly pedophilia phenomena does him no credit either. His liberation or social theology is thin gruel too. The wealth of the Church is the product of Capitalism. The palaces of bishops and the great cathedrals of the world were not built by socialists.