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The Surprise of Francis

sbemis Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 3:52 AM
It had been my hope if the pope is latino that he would be heavly influenced by LIBERATION theology,but accourding to this,he isn't.Also,appearently,he is not just anti-gay nupitaLS,HE IS radically so.this is disappointing.the fact that he choise the name Francis seems positive but francis wanted to rebuild the church and that could be good or bad depending on where he's coming from.In the end,one is left with hope and the need to suspend day at a time.

“Anyone who tells you they aren’t surprised is lying.”

That is what then Congressman Chris Cox told me on the KCET television set on election night 1994 when the GOP, led by Newt Gingrich, seized the House majority.

That was very early in my broadcast career, but in the 20 years since I don’t think I have seen so many people as surprised as by Wednesday’s announcement of the election of Pope Francis.

The election of Pope Francis will be discussed for, well, decades and even centuries.

I was able to talk on air with four individuals within two hours of...