I find it interesting that Papa Francesco stirs people into such polarized camps. Most either love him…and clearly they are the majority…or they revile him. I occasionally work up my stomach to visit the ultra-traditional blogs. Some of the comments made about him are over the top, like he is the anti-Christ. I head for stomach relief medication after spending time on these sites. I go to them just to see where their wind is blowing and I also find links to articles that appall them but I find quite fits my perspective. I am reminded of Someone Else who stirred such polar opposite reactions in people. This article is a good run-down of the major opinions on PF. A word of caution: don’t bother reading the comments on this site. They are always just petty fights between commenters.
By Michael O’Loughlin, April 8, 2015, Crux Now on-line
In the days before Easter, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal published the results of a poll finding that most Americans still hold a favorable view of Pope Francis. A few weeks before that, the Pew Research Center released a report showing that the pope remains popular even with non-Catholics. That was an update to a poll from last December demonstrating that Francis was popular around the world, too.
As the pope prepares for a much-hyped visit to the United States this September, during which he’ll meet with President Barack Obama at the White House and give a first-ever address to a joint session of Congress, does his popularity really matter? (To continue reading, click here.)