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This Pope Could Save the Catholic Church, And Maybe, America

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I'm excited. This pope Francis could change things. 
It'll take a lot. I've long thought the Catholic Church, through it's leadership and stances, has been one of the most evil forces on the planet. This new pope could be changing things. It could be huge. Let's hope he stays alive long enough. 
Frank Schaeffer nails it with his article, Heaven Forefend the Pope Is Sane!, saying,
The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off . He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.

The Pope just told the right wing extremists to cool it. The logic of what they and people like the folks running First Things (that labeled the pope a "pacifist" and denounced him on that score) will make the Church "fall like a house of cards" if it does not find better balance.

Can you imagine if the Pope told his legions of Cardinals and Bishops and Priests to tell their flocks that it was evil for the House republicans to take away food stamps for five million people. 
Can you imagine if Pope Francis sent a message down the hierarchy that corporations are not persons, that they should demand that their politicians stop taking campaign money from them, directly or indirectly, and that the legislators should pass laws making it clear that corporations are not people. 
Imagine. It could, almost overnight, upend American politics. 
Can you imagine if the 45% of Catholics who have voted with the right wing Bishops dwindled down, in response to the Pope's change of heart, to 20 percent. 
Can you imagine if it happened before  November 2014. 
Can you imagine if the Pope told, not only the new "converts" away from right wing politics, but also the ones who voted Democrat, that almost all of the members of congress were in bed with the devil, because of their lying in bed with corporations. 
Can you imagine if those Catholics actually turned America upside down, and even told Obama how he was wrong to be appointing banksters to all the positions he has. 
Just imagine. 
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