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Predictable Pope-Smearing Ensues

cjwright Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 11:15 AM
As a liberal, I can tell you what my FB friends and I did the day of the election of the Pope. When Francis I was brought to the bannister, were charmed by his demeanor and comments. We liked him immediately. Then listened to the commentators first assessment, then our own research, posting link after link and wondering what kind of Pope Francis would be. Which Francis was emulating? We are thrilled that he is compassionate with the Poor, lives in little apartment, rides bus. This part of him is NOT an act. Then his actions, or LACK OF, with dictatorship. A SERIOUS life/death/moral issue. The Vatican instructs to not pay attention to this! Will he model how to reconcile his own actions? Assume "poverty" will be focus, compassion. Okay...
Sheila8 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 12:08 PM
And just what are you doing by way of standing up to this dictator, er president, we have?
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 11:40 AM
Really? You liked him so much (sure you did!) that you started immediately digging for something to carp about.
Looks like you didn't find much.

I am not a Catholic, but I find the concerted efforts to smear various Popes to be disgusting and contemptible.  In the case of Pope Francis, according to the Vatican, anti-clerical left-wing outlets are trying to accuse him -- without any evidence -- of wrongdoing during the reign of a military junta from 1976-1983.  

Left-wingers in the United States responded predictably, with Michael Moore tweeting out a picture later revealed as a hoax, purportedly of Pope Francis offering communion to an Argentine dictator (to his credit, Moore issued a correction).

It should be obvious that the attacks have...