Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Commenting on the Pope Francis/Kim Davis meeting.

1.  In my lifetime, it's one of the  biggest letdowns since Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon in 1974.  The Nixon pardon was announced on a slow-news Sunday in that pre-internet era.

2.  One can't be surprised at the secrecy since the Francis visit was clothed in "people's pope" garments--and seemingly crafted to appeal to those who like their Catholicism centered on big-picture Social Justice (climate change, abolition of the death penalty, curbing rampant greed) instead of inflexible doctrine on gay marriage, contraception, abortion, etc.

UPDATED 10/2/15: Link to the Vatican's clarification of the encounter:

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