Past Features

February 12, 2016

Once again, the Donald Nails It
Exposes Vatican propaganda machine
CNN -- February 12, 2016 
The Pope, the Donald, and the wall between them
    Imagine this split screen: On one side is Donald Trump, repeating his campaign pledge to build a big wall between the United States and Mexico. On the other is Pope Francis, kneeling to pray for the thousands of undocumented immigrants who have died trying to cross the border.
    When the Pope visits Mexico February 12-17, he is not expected to tussle with Trump or directly criticize U.S. immigration policy. Papal aides said Francis wants to avoid appearing to intervene in the presidential election.
    That hasn't stopped Trump from taking aim at the Pope.
    "I think that the Pope is a very political person. I think that he doesn't understand the problems our country has," Trump said in an interview Thursday on Fox Business. "I don't think he understands the danger of the open border that we have with Mexico."
    Will Francis fire back? Not likely. But Catholic leaders say the pontiff will send an unmistakable message when he travels to the border in Juarez, Mexico next Wednesday.

History Repeats Itself --- But With a Twist
Obama helps Church expand in Western Hemisphere
     As CNN reported on Tuesday, Pope Francis, perhaps the most left-wing pontiff in the history of the Catholic Church, has touched down in Washington for his first trip to the United States. His arrival comes on the heels of a visit to Cuba, a communist country that has oppressed people of faith for decades. The pope will not only be greeted by President Obama and large, adoring crowds but criticism by conservatives for his attacks on capitalism and even modern technology, such as air conditioning.
   Thomas Sowell, an economist, took the pope to task for blaming poverty and income inequality on capitalism. He noted the remarkable progress that Americans have enjoyed in the past century, because of capitalism and the advance of technology.