Is the Red Pope catholic? Conservatives are beginning to wonder if the pontiff is really an imposter. His holiness has instituted liberal policies that have many scratching their heads and others begging for mercy.
The Knights of Malta, a sovereign order that dates back to the Crusades, is facing a Templar moment. Fortunately, their grand master wasn’t burnt at the stake for heresy; however, he was forcibly removed. Here is an excerpt from the AP:
Francis gave Becciu, the No. 2 in the Vatican secretariat of state, "all necessary powers" to help lay the groundwork for a new constitution for the order, lead the spiritual renewal of its professed knights and prepare for the election of a new grand master, expected in three months.
The Vatican's intervention with the sovereign group had provided fuel for Francis' conservative critics, who until Saturday had largely confined their concern with his mercy-over-morals papacy to blogs, interviews and conferences.
Will the Catholic Church survive a PC culture? Better yet, can the church as an institution survive this pope?