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This choice for Pope appears to be about as far from reformist as possible. Instead of cleaning up corruption & hypocrisy, it seems his history fits right in with current & past leadership. Hiding / denying / minmalizing sexual abuse will continue. Sad.
Two articles in two days on the catholic church's new pope and both are strongly negative. The next article should be either positive or at least neutral. I tend not to believe this article because it appears that this newspaper is biased against the catholic church and has an agenda to publish only negative stories.
Seriously, @redkayak? First, both of the articles have been by the Associated Press, not the Star Tribune. Second, you need to distinguish between the act itself and the reporting of it. It seems pretty objectively clear that Bergoglio, like many in the Catholic Church and other positions of power, were aware of what the junta was doing. Reporting that fact does not make the article--or the paper it appears in--biased. Third, because you dislike the facts you "tend not to believe ts article"? That says a lot more about you than this story. Fourth, you are correct, somewhat, that the Star Tribune, like all newspapers, has a structural bias towards negative stories. But that's a good thing. The press is not PR; in fact, it's meant to combat scripted stories, which, if you have an even marginally critical eye you'll realize account for the majority of stories about this new pope. Just because the news media investigate and report on their findings does not mean they have a political agenda. And often people that claim that they do are actually revealing their own unrecognized biases. It's my serious wish that more people would have a better understanding of journalism and journalism history.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's a typical Roman Catholic Pope - guilty until proven innocent, by all accounts. When he starts scheduling public executions of cardianls, and bishops and priests guilty of molesting children and of those who have and continue to embezzle funds and strips the cardinals who wallow in riches and give their treasures and the Churches own riches to the poor and when stops the Churches war on women and he gives women equal standing with men making them priests and bishops and cardinals and when he stops the Churches war on gays and lesbians and transgender folk,then I will believe we have something new. Until then he's just one of a long line of the same - regressive and oppressive and concerned only with Papal power and authority.
"The press is not PR" - You do realize we don't have a press in the US anymore as you describe it. You're right, the press is (usually) not PR, it's marketing. Anything for a dollar, capitalisim and it's most basic. What you describe, the histroic anticeedants of ttodays press, was lost long ago, probably when tevlevision became invasive in america.
Kinda reminds me of the Priest in the Good Samaritan.
Most folks have no idea that the Black Pope really runs the show in the Vatican. he's the Jesuit in the black robes who told pope Joe to retire. Finally the Jesuits have one of their own as pope.
Pope Francis is a wolf in sheeps clothing. You shall see.
The Catholic Church was instrumental in helping to install the Franco dictatorship in Spain in the late 1930s, which lasted until his death in 1975. Why should we be surprised that they have supported other horrific regimes around the world? For that matter, I wonder if the US supported Argentina's autocracy. We don't exactly have a great track record ourselves. None of this is an argument against people speaking out on Bergoglio, but the only people who could be surprised at these unsavory revelations are those naive and ignorant enough to believe in the unwavering goodness of the Catholic Church.
So typical. Attack the church at every given opportunity. Everything is the Pope's fault no matter what it is. Liberals should dislike this tactic because it is similar to how Obama gets treated.
The Argentinan people should be outraged. The Roman Catholic Church supported the military regime which kidnapped, tortured, and murdered hundreds of thousands of individuals. Not sure why they would support this man!
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