Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is weary of Pope Francis:
The Bear can’t even muster the creativity to deal with his ennui in some entertaining manner. Pope Francis doesn’t hold any mysteries anymore, not even dark ones. If tomorrow he announced that he were an alien, our reaction would be, “meh, can’t say I’m surprised,” and we’d go back to our Words With Friends game.
Here’s the thing about Communists and prostitutes. If your explanation starts out “Well, he’s not exactly a Communist,” or “she’s not really a prostitute,” he is, and she is. So the Bear has not the least doubt that Pope Francis is a Communist of the pernicious Liberation Theology variety with a dash of Peronist confusion. His eyes are fixed firmly on the world, and we must make sure eyes are not fixed firmly on him, but on Jesus.
Go here to read the comments. PopeWatch has some sympathy for this point of view, but does not share it. Valuable lessons can be gleaned from even the most negative of experiences and there are valuable lessons to be learned from careful and close scrutiny of this pontificate.