Liberals to Pope Francis: Amen!

Pope Francis Visits America

Brent Budowsky: American liberalism is at the peak of its power during presidential elections, and nothing better dramatizes the resurgent liberal answer to the conservative challenge than the words and teachings of Pope Francis, the most admired public figure in America and throughout the world.

Sing Another Song

Pope Francis Visits Prison

Kathy Kelly: I don’t think he’ll be able to put Kentucky on his agenda, but it’s not outlandish to imagine the Pope visiting a U.S. prison.

Pope Francis Is Making a Big Mistake

Pope Francis Visits America

Joe Mathews: You could drop by the California Institution for Men in Chino—part of our state’s unconstitutionally overcrowded prison system—to wash prisoners’ feet, as you have done elsewhere.

Is Pope Francis Too Political?

Pope Francis Visits America

Walter Moss: The charge that the pope is too political is not new and has just intensified in rightwing circles since Rush Limbaugh claimed in 2013 that the pope’s words regarding capitalism were “just pure Marxism.”

LGBT Folk Look to 2015

LGBT Predictions for 2015

Carl Mathes: I predict that Pope Francis will continue to challenge all in the Catholic Church to accept his view “that homosexuals have gifts to offer the Church,” repeating Catholic teaching that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”

A Holiday Gift from Pope Francis

Pope Francis Visits America

Frank Fear: Francis doesn’t like how the Church is doing business. He’s a Progressive, not a company man. He expects the Church, as an institution, to practice what it preaches. He wants Sunday morning rhetoric to carry through the week.

Pope Francis, the Bouncer

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Pope Francis on the Poor Like a young Mohammed Ali, he is floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. And it is working.

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

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Brent Budowsky: Francis calls systematic economic inequities a form of super-death-panel, quoting the commandment “thou shalt not kill” and reminding us that these inequities do in fact “kill” people.