In fact, Francis is closely aligned with conservative Republican ideology; particularly in his position on addressing poverty and social issues such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, and women's rights.
Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.
The Pope said, "You cannot provoke, you cannot insult other people's faith, you cannot mock it" but mocks critics of religion as provocateurs
In Donohue's ideal world, Muslims and artists would convert to Catholicism, "If both did," he says, "we would have peace and civility."
When it comes ti Islam, why must certain religious organizations "condemn" an attack where they assume their "religious extremists" are responsible?
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America's evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now the Koch brothers and their dirty energy cabal have joined what is developing into a dirty oil-evangelical war against Pope Francis.
Pope Francis plans to issue an edict on climate change in 2015.
It appears nothing short of an outright ban, and criminalization, of all forms of birth control will satisfy the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
"Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression!"
A group of Catholic bishops in America found an easy means to exert control over Christian conservatives and manipulate them to re-establish Vatican control over theocratic and political matters to bring women into subjection to Catholic dogma.
The Religious Right, which regularly mocks and profanes the beliefs of others, thinks other religions should be banned from mocking and profaning theirs
The Black Mass vs the Eucharist. In the end, Satanists want to piss on Jesus' body and Catholics want to eat it
Home Depot founder Ken Langone complained that the Pope is being mean to rich Americans because unlike rich people in other countries, American rich people are benefactors.
The KGB has cleverly and diabolically re-written every Bible ever sold all the way back to the second century of the Common Era, missing only those copies anyone actually bother to read
The pope's representative told the American bishops, "You know this comes from my admiration, respect, and loving concern for the Church in America."
Ron Paul joined Pat Robertson on the 700 Club to show his Religious Right bona fides and his new homeschool indoctrination program
You shouldn't have to be a liberal to think fascism is a bad thing. Republicans should think so too, and once upon a time, they did. But those Republicans aren't in power anymore.
You have to wonder at what point Pope Francis will have pulled the rug out from beneath America's Catholic and Evangelical clergy.
According to Republicans, if liberals would stop saying no to fundamentalists, we could have the America Jesus intended when he wrote the Constitution!