Pope Francis will shortly arrive in America. It is the land which in the nineteenth century welcomed millions of Catholics from Europe seeking to find a new life. I hate to remind Donald Trump but his ancestors arrived in an America in which the Know Nothing Party was attaining 20% of the vote based on its promise to ban the immigration of Catholics. Millard Fillmore was the Donald Trump of the 1850s. Now, Pope Francis will be confronting American Catholics who do do not want Hispanic Catholics to arrive and take away their jobs picking fruit, working in meat packing plants, hauling garbage of taking care of children.
The Pope will meet John Boehner who denies the reality of global warming, who denies the Pope’s plea for decent wages and medical coverage. Heck, whatever Pope Francis says, John simply does not believe. So, what happens when the Pope discovers that many,many American Catholics simply are not on the same page?
I go it, why don’t Republican Catholics just shut down the Catholic Church!