Law Professor Elizabeth Price Foley is on target in regard to Pope Francis at Instapundit:
VATICAN TO RECOGNIZE PALESTINE: The Vatican has brokered at “treaty” with the “State of Palestine.” The treaty reportedly deals with the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestine. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is expected meet with Pope Francis over the weekend to finalize details.
The Vatican has referred to Palestine as a “state” since November 2012, when the UN voted to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s status from “entity” to “non-member state.” Just last week, Pope Francis said the Vatican would canonize two nuns who lived in Israel under Ottomon rule as “Palestinian saints.”
It hasn’t been very long since the Palestinian Authority/PLO was widely considered to be a terrorist organization.
Well, it’s all part of a global progressive movement. Pope Francis has been dogged by accusations that he is sympathetic to communism. The Pope doesn’t help allay these concerns when he meets with Raul Castro, reinstates a Marxist “liberation theology,” vocally anti-Israel Nicaraguan priest who won the Lenin Peace Prize, invites a Peruvian liberation theology priest to speak, and hosts the World Meeting of Popular Movements, where he said attendees must unite ”against the structural causes of poverty, inequality, the lack of work, land and shelter, the denial of social and labor rights,” and confront the “empire of money.”
At a minimum, it seems Pope Francis is becoming very cozy with liberation theology, which is essentially a progressive/Marxist vision of Catholicism. A top Soviet bloc defector recently claimed that liberation theology was created by the KGB.
Go here to read the comments. Other than his views on abortion, gay marriage and Satan, Pope Francis would fit in quite nicely as a member of the Democrat caucus in Congress. Conservative Catholics who have given him the benefit of the doubt, and I have been in this category as his Pontificate has given intermittent signs of rationality, really need to stop embarrassing themselves. We have a stone cold Leftist as Pope and his agenda has as much to do with Catholicism as Bill Clinton has to do with chastity. Rubbish is rubbish no matter who says it, and that very definitely includes this Pope.