The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives

The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives

by George Neumayr


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The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives by George Neumayr

The untold story of the left's efforts to politicize the Vatican and the battle to stop it-before the Catholic Church as we know it is destroyed.

Pope Francis is the most liberal pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is not only championing the causes of the global Left, but also undermining centuries-old Catholic teaching and practice. In the words of the late radical Tom Hayden, his election was "more miraculous, if you will, than the rise of Barack Obama in 2008."

But to Catholics in the pews, his pontificate is a source of alienation. It is a pontificate, at times, beyond parody: Francis is the first pope to approve of adultery, flirt with proposals to bless gay marriages and cohabitation, tell atheists not to convert, tell Catholics to not breed "like rabbits," praise the Koran, support a secularized Europe, and celebrate Martin Luther.

At a time of widespread moral relativism, Pope Francis is not defending the Church's teachings but diluting them. At a time of Christian persecution, he is not strengthening Catholic identity but weakening it. Where other popes sought to save souls, he prefers to "save the planet" and play politics, from habitual capitalism-bashing to his support for open borders and pacifism.

In THE POLITICAL POPE, George Neumayr gives readers what the media won't: a bracing look at the liberal revolution that Pope Francis is advancing in the Church. To the radical academic Cornel West, "Pope Francis is a gift from heaven." To many conservative Catholics, he is the worst pope in centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455570164
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 209,905
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

GEORGE NEUMAYR is co-author of the national bestseller No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom. He is a contributing editor to (and former executive editor of) The American Spectator. He was op-ed editor for Investor's Business Daily and has written on politics and religion for many publications, including The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, National Review Online, Human Events, New Oxford Review, and The Guardian. He is the former editor of Catholic World Report and a former media fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Pope They Have Been Waiting For 1

Chapter 2 "Who Am I to Judge?" 13

Chapter 3 The Left's Long March to the Papacy 41

Chapter 4 The Liberal Jesuit from Latin America 55

Chapter 5 The Unholy Alliance 75

Chapter 6 The First Radical Green Pope 99

Chapter 7 The Open-Borders Pope 121

Chapter 8 The Pacifist Pope 133

Chapter 9 "I Don't Want to Convert You" 147

Chapter 10 The Permissive Pope 165

Chapter 11 How Francis Is Undoing the Legacy of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI 185

Chapter 12 Will Paul Correct Peter? 209

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 225

Index 267

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