John Boehner and Bob Brady: Catholic to the core

While everyone is still thinking and talking about Pope Francis, I’m thinking and talking about two seemingly very different people who were affected by the Holy Father in very similar ways. They’re both congressmen, but one’s a Democrat and the other’s a Republican. I’m thinking and talking about Rep. Robert Brady and Rep. John Boehner.… Continue reading John Boehner and Bob Brady: Catholic to the core

Francis 2.0 emerges in America: Pope and Church are a package deal

WASHINGTON – From the beginning, there’s been a popular tendency to pit Pope Francis against the institution he leads. He was swiftly styled as a maverick and a reformer, trying to shake up a staid and deeply traditional Church. There’s certainly some truth to that perception, and early on, Francis benefited from it. The narrative… Continue reading Francis 2.0 emerges in America: Pope and Church are a package deal

Reports: Pope Francis met Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

Pope Francis secretly met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk under fire for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples, while he was in Washington last week, according to reports out Tuesday. “The pope spoke in English,” Davis told Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine, a conservative periodical that reported the newson its website,… Continue reading Reports: Pope Francis met Kentucky clerk Kim Davis