Just to clarify: I was of course not resting my entire claim about the left-liberalism of Pope Francis on the case of one persecuted Franciscan order; this would have been ridiculous. The case of the Franciscans of the Immaculate is simply such a perfect example of the double standard in the Catholic world today that it seemed a useful microcosm of the current pontificate. The Pope loves everyone, we hear endlessly and ostentatiously, and won’t “judge” anyone — except people no one in the world will dislike him for scolding, namely, conservative and traditional Catholics. The Pope says he supports a “yes Church” instead of a “no Church” — the intellectual heft of the previous pontificate is long gone — though in practice this means saying yes to every lunatic trend of the Catholic Left, while lecturing in a left-Jesuit style that part of the Catholic world that can actually still be found in the pews. I assumed there were too many cases of this (we even come across it in the text of Evangelii Gaudium itself, albeit briefly) for hyperlinks to be necessary.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Left, the Right, and Pope Francis
More from Tom Woods on Pope Francis:
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