PopeWatch decides to take the Thanksgiving holidays off and the Pope releases Evangelii Gaudium! Go here to read it. The short take of PopeWatch is that it is a mishmash. Much of it is merely a restatement of traditional Catholic teaching and therefore bound to be a relief for those fearing that the Pope was going to alter Church teaching in an unorthodox manner on such issues as abortion and gay marriage. The economic portions, all too often, read like warmed over Peronism, the disastrous and amorphous political ideology that has helped make Argentina, fated to be a very rich nation in the 19th Century, an economic basket case. Much more next week after PopeWatch has digested the Thanksgiving turkey and examined Evangelii Gaudium in greater detail.