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  •  GOP: Pope's No Liberal (0+ / 0-)
    Republicans say the “liberal media” has two world powerhouses all wrong: Barack Obama — and the pope.
    Many big-name conservative Catholics say Francis is no liberal, only painted as one by a biased media that wants a liberal Holy See alliance — even though it doesn’t exist....

    Catholic experts and members of the clergy say there are some general principles even sly liberals can’t gloss over: Francis hasn’t budged an inch toward recognizing gay marriage; the priesthood has zero interest in opening up the men-only club to women, and the church is still “pro-life” and will probably be ’til thy kingdom come — even if it isn’t the pope’s No. 1 priority.

    Even Francis’s critique of trickle-down economics, an analysis tucked into a book of religious teachings released last year, is explainable for many conservatives.

    “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice,” Francis wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.”

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