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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:59 PM


Here are 5 scary ultra-right wing Catholics who are outraged by the cool Pope

Harmon Leon, AlterNet
26 Jan 2015 at 14:18 ET

Pro-Pope fever has swept the imagination of those who love both Christian principles and progressive thinking. The approval rating is soaring sky-high for the man in the funny hat. Francis has graced the covers of The Advocate and Rolling Stone and was voted Time’s Man of the Year. Obama even gave PF a shout out in his State of the Union address this week: “As His Holiness, Pope Francis, has said, diplomacy is the work of ‘small steps.’ These small steps have added up to new hope for the future in Cuba.” Pope Francis has his own fanzine and smartphone app. The man even tweets!

The Cool Pope has a mission to make the Catholic Church more gay-friendly, acknowledging that this is after all the year 2015. On homosexuality, the Pope quipped: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

He also declared economic inequality a social evil, is going to bat to combat climate change and endorsed science (and logic) regarding evolution and the Big Bang theory.

Tentative Republican presidential candidate and practicing Catholic Rick Santorum is not having it. Just this week, Santorum declared in an interview that “It’s sometimes very difficult to listen to the Pope.” Then again, this is coming from a man who once made comments comparing homosexual sex to bestiality and incest.


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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 07:26 PM

1. Archbishop Chaput has the gall to call Pope Francis and antipope

He also asserts that "confusion is of the Devil", but he doesn't say that conservatives have created the confusion. Pope Francis is actually not only following the example of Christ, he's also telling the bishops to do likewise.

Conservative "Catholics" seem to have a problem with actually doing what Christ commanded, preferring to act like modern-day Pharisees instead, looking down their nose at others.

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