Pope Francis

A Conservative Catholic Grades the Pope’s Address to Congress

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Pope’s failure to use the great opportunity and vast media audience his address to Congress provided to restate the timeless moral teachings of Christianity and call Christians of all denominations to defend them was a missed opportunity of historic proportions, because if there was ever a time when vigilant guard dogs are needed, that time is now.

Pay Attention to Pope Francis’ Spiritual, not Political, Views

Unfortunately, the Holy Father sometimes blurs the line between the spiritual and the political. The Pope overestimates the wisdom and efficacy of politics while minimizing the power and virtue of markets.

Huckabee: Obama most anti-Christian administration in history

Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

Commenting on President Barack Obama's decision to include prominent homosexual and pro-abortion activists at a White House reception to honor Pope Francis, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said it was a "classless decision," a "new low" that further reveals the Obama administration "will go down as the most anti-Christian in American history."

Dems greet Pope Francis with three cheers for abortion

Washington Examiner

The position of Reid and company is extreme and untenable, and someday, even if only for political expediency rather than for fundamental decency, they will soften their rigid, doctrinaire support for abortion extremism.

Rubio: Pope’s infallibility does not extend to political issues

Jeff Poor, Breitbart

“On economic issues, the Pope is a person,” Rubio said. “And a head of state as the head of the Vatican. And he has opinions about economics. I see in the Pope’s comments a fundamental misunderstanding about the difference between free enterprise and corporatism.”

Barack Obama is a Moral Coward and Fluffer of Totalitarians

Erick Erickson, RedState

We can greet the Pope with transgendered activists, gay rights activists, and Catholics who disagree with the Pope on Catholic doctrine. That’s really standing up to power and speaking truth!! President Obama, in fact, is only willing to stand up and speak truth when it costs him nothing. He’s never met a totalitarian he wasn’t willing to kneel in front of.

How Pope Francis became the new Al Gore

Jason Berry, globalpost

A Vatican conference recently drew mayors from cities across the globe to discuss climate change and modern slavery. The event marked a new turn in Pope Francis' evolution as a global leader — and as the rare pope with an activist foreign policy.

Green Pope Goes Medieval on Planet

Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast

Pope Francis’s embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in the name of environmental safety.

Pope Plays Politics While Europe And America Are in a Moral Free Fall

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The world cries out for the Pope’s leadership on fundamental moral issues, but this encyclical is a misguided distraction from the moral free fall facing Western Civilization.

Pope Francis wants to roll back progress. Is the world ready?

Matthew Schmitz, The Washington Post

Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, is the work of a profoundly pessimistic man. John Paul II may have spoken of the “culture of death” and Benedict XVI of the “dictatorship of relativism,” but not since the publication of the Syllabus of Errors in the nineteenth century has a leader of the Catholic church issued a document so imbued with foreboding. 

Pope Francis Is Fair Game For Criticism, From Left Or Right

D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

When Pope Francis damages the cause of liberty across the globe, it’s only right that its defenders should speak up.

Don’t Pick Political Fights With Pope Francis

Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Conservatives have everything to lose and nothing to gain from getting mad at Pope Francis for his public comments on homosexuality, global warming, free speech, and more.

Pope Francis Splits with GOP?

Kevin Cirilli, The Hill

According to the media, Pope Francis is increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church with his agenda, which mirrors liberals' calls to address income inequality and limit climate change.

Apparently The Pope Is Tougher On ISIS Than Obama

Larry O'Connor, Independent Journal Review

Pope Francis has called for the use of force to stop ISIS in Iraq and bring a halt to their systemic persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. The Pontiff emphasized that an international coalition was needed to work together to stop ISIS.

Catholic League Slams Obama: ‘Do Christian Lives Mean So Little to You?’

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

The head of the Catholic League issued a scathing criticism at Obama, posting on his group’s website an essay that pointed to all the Christians being beheaded by Muslim terrorists and asking: Doesn’t that matter to you?

Michael Savage: Pope Should Redistribute Vatican's Income First

Greg Richter, NewsMax

Conservative radio host Michael Savage says if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church. Savage said there is vast wealth within the Catholic Church, including priceless works of art and shares in global companies that could be sold for redistribution purposes.

FGraham Disagrees W/ Pope on SSM

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized Pope Francis for his stance on homosexuality. The pontiff declared: “If a person is gay and seeks God and has goodwill, who am I to judge them?” But Graham says being gay is a sin in the eyes of God, and that unlike the pope he does not plan to soften his position.

Obama Capitalizes on Pope's Words Again

Robert Wilde, Breitbart

Obama is using Pope Francis to foster wealth redistribution ideas in his speeches on the importance of reducing the gap between rich and poor.

Poll: Cruz 3rd Most Influential Man

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

A Rasmussen poll finds Americans rate Ted Cruz behind Pope Francis and Obama among the most influential people in the world. That’s pretty impressive for a junior senator most had probably never even heard of until he made stopping Obamacare the chief goal of the GOP.

Charity by Force: Jesus vs. Marx

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

Liberals have consistently abused Christian teaching to attack free enterprise and spread socialism. Evangelii Gaudium is only their latest opportunity. Most are not really Christians at all, but rather only leftists hoping to fool enough Christians to tip the balance politically.