Biden campaign watch: Messianic Catholicism is driving this bus

In a country whose founding principles include the separation of church and state, the future of democracy is now being held hostage by the stubborn, delusional, distinctly Roman Catholic saviour complex of President Joe Biden. This is ironic, coming from a candidate who long ago entered politics inspired by the example of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a Roman Catholic who famously argued that a president’s religious faith should be a private matter. In the wake of…

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Pope Francis, The Apology, and the optics of performative penitence

  Gosh, that was some “penitential pilgrimage,” wasn’t it? Now that his visit to Canada is over, Pope Francis must be counting his blessings. After all, the historic and long-awaited papal apology on native land—an act of contrition for the terrible injustices that Indigenous children experienced in Church-run residential schools—went off pretty much as he might have planned it. His Holiness enjoyed saturation media coverage during a slow news week in the host country (even…

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