In this picture, two peas in a pod. Two socialists in a pod.
I grew up mostly in the papacy of John Paul II. I loved the guy. He was a very brave man and he reached me at a deep level. Along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, these three were largely responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union.
The current pope, not so much. He does a very convincing imitation of a socialist. I believe he would have been quite happy in Communist Poland. And that is sad.
I am one of those dispossessed American Catholics. Sick of the homosexual priests and the tolerance of the Church in their sins, sick of the socialist policies of this pope, sick of the Catholic Services agencies grasping at big bucks importing Syrian ISIS followers.
The Church has lost so much of it’s moral capital. And that too is very, very sad.