I have a confession: I’m a conservative, and I lovePope Francis.

In the lead-up to his visit this week, his first ever to the United States, the news media frame is simple: happy liberals, disgruntled conservatives. Catholics like myself, who identify strongly with the Republican Party and strongly with our faith, are supposed to be mad at the pope.

Pope Francis doesn’t fit into America’s political boxes. Neither do Catholics fit into news media narrative.




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