Not shocking. What was shocking to the New York Time’s Nick Kristof? The fact that the new pope, Pope Francis I, is … Catholic.

He’s sad that the pope is traditional. Why, oh why, can’t the pope be a secular, pro-abortion “feminist” like “superb” Hillary Clinton?! Next, a fellow New York Times reporter started “wondering” how Pope Francis I was involved in Argentina’s Dirty War.

Mr. Kristof retweeted it, of course.

They are just “asking questions,” you see.

Evidence, shmevidence!

Standard operating procedure for lapdogs. Kristof continues whining.

Now he’s sad and fearful! Twitter users kindly try to teach him about Catholicism and, you know, reality.

Zing! It’s funny, because it’s true. Well, on the plus side, The New York Times is nothing if not predictable. So, there’s that.


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  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    oh and just how much this people like to brag they “have a brain” and “can THINK with it.”

  • CatHerder

    All right, for the benefit of the clueless libtards: the Pope’s duty is NOT to be ‘hip’, ‘liberal’, ‘progressive’ or any other of your silly-assed codewords. It is first and foremost to see to the spiritual welfare of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. The Church has weathered adversity for many centuries, and will continue to do so, no matter what your ‘crisis of the moment’ may amount to. So suck it up, His Holiness will continue to do his duty, the maintenance and continuation of the largest Christian faith on Earth.

    • grais

      But they’re used to Kennedy “Catholics”, and Pelosi “Catholics”, and Biden “Catholics”, and Kerry “Catholics.”

      • CatHerder

        Though not a Catholic, I take the bitter with the sweet. The Pope is a person of immense prestige, however humble his beginnings. He knows the history of the church. He is very much aware of how ‘modern’ society views it. Still, he must establish doctrine that conforms with the revealed Law of God.

        • JCRocks

          CNN had to point out to Cardinal Wuerl that VP-Joe Biden was going to attend the first Mass of the new Pope. I’m sure Pope Francis will be thrilled.

          • Secede

            Better hide the Communion Wine then !

          • Jillane Kent

            And tell him not to affect any foreign accents…

          • IceColdTroll

            “Hey have you ever been to that Italy place? Everybody’s got an accent like Don Corleoney!”

          • IceColdTroll

            “Hey have you ever been to that Italy place? Everybody’s got an accent like Don Corleoney!”

          • IceColdTroll

            I’m sure the Pope would be thrilled to recognize Biden standing in line for the Eucharist and kick his ass the hell out of it.

          • IceColdTroll

            I’m sure the Pope would be thrilled to recognize Biden standing in line for the Eucharist and kick his ass the hell out of it.

      • Patrick Dennehy

        They really need to be excommunicated

      • JR48

        Yup, they figure that if you can be Catholic and basically thumb your nose at church doctrine, there’s a possibility that any new Pope would feel the same.

  • grais

    I’d bet the Pope’s not the least bit sad about being traditional.
    Why the hell is this guy so illiterate? Did he not get an education?

    • CatHerder

      Not by Jesuits, obviously.

    • SpinMeNot

      No education, public indoctrination.

  • Frank Drebin

    Imagine Kristof’s disappointment when he finds out what bears do in the woods.

    • Spatial Awareness

      Tweeting this!!!! XD

  • Jim

    And the New York Times is still sadly “traditional” when it comes to towing the leftist line. Since we’re all apparently sharing what makes us sad today.

  • Okie_pastor

    Darn it!! The Pope isn’t a pot smoking, cross dressing transexual who encourages teenagers to have numerous abortions. When will they get with the times??

  • DavidKramer

    Pope is Catholic, news at 11!

  • SpinMeNot

    A few things I’ve found about about Francis I ..

    refused to move into the Cardinal’s Residence in Buenos Aires, but rather remained in his simple apartment. Refused to ride to the Cathedral every morning in a limousine, but rather took the train. His father was a railway worker. This guy may be exactly what the Catholic Church needs today.

    • Secede

      It’s exactly what we need in a President- instead of King Obama and Moochelle Antoinette.

      • Brett McMicken

        in all fairness, she tried to take the bus but it wouldn’t budge what with all the bodies of people who had been thrown under it by her husband

  • Patrick Dennehy

    ‘I can’t for the life of me understand why the papacy didn’t elect Sandra Fluke’ – Nicholas Kristof

  • rivers

    Boy, I just can’t believe that the new Pope believes the teachings of the Church of which he was just elected leader. Weirdola.

    Also weird, people who claim that Catholicism is hogwash but get all up in arms over what it teaches.
    Even more weird, people who will scream and holler about sexual abuse within the Catholic Church but completely ignore it in Hollywood, the Teacher’s Union, and countries where they actually mutilate little girls, punish rape victims and execute homosexuals (shhh! Don’t mention what religion all that last stuff is associated with, if you do, it means your RACIST).

    • Secede

      The Lesbians aren’t afraid of Islam because they abhor Pigs….

    • Hired Mind

      Also – don’t mention the fact that there was less child abuse going on within the Catholic church than outside it.

  • rivers

    Darn it! Well gee if only being Catholic was optional and not mandatory…oh, right.

  • louisiana_mom

    The Left worships whoever their current leader is… so their beliefs change from regime to regime… They believe all religions operate under these same rules, where with a change of regime, you change your beliefs.

  • JCRocks

    Obama smoked weed in his youth. Wonder how that’s screwing with his ability to lead. Wonder if he intentionally is running the country into the ground or is just that incompetent. Come on, NYT, at least ask some legitimate questions.

  • notenoughtime

    Catholics will always have a respect for family and values. Does not make them the enemy since the door to the church is always open.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Unfortunately for us, the New York Times remains sadly Liberal on economic realities and President Obama’s ineptitude.

  • Michael Rice

    I wonder if someone will try and sue to force the Vatican to accept non Catholic people as a Pope? Sadly, I cana ctually see some idiotic liberal doing it.

  • Elena0412

    I suppose these people are ok with Islamic dogma…

  • descolada9

    It’s sad that Nick Kristoff is a traditionally leftist liberal journalist. Unable to fathom a way of life not like their own, they lash out and castigate.

  • CapitalG

    …and what does Nick Kristoff think of the Grand Ayatollah’s position on homosexuality? Does he even dare speak it?

    • aliwilcox

      Awww, I wish he would speak of it. Then we could sit back and enjoy the show.

  • Mapache

    I think many in the media have confused the selection of a pope with American Idol. The selection is for the leader of the Catholic faith, not the selection of a guru to give blanket license to their chosen lifestyles.

    • SophieRo3

      “I think many in the media have confused the selection of a pope with American Idol.”

      Well, who can blame them? They’ve managed to turn the presidential election into American Idol. /

      SophieRo :-)

      • IceColdTroll

        Bravo, madam!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    I just think this RE AFFIRMS that the Catholic church……is still the Catholic church. The church clearly REJECTS all that is the liberal worldview. Are you listening Catholics in name only? You don’t like it……convert to Islam. I hear they are VERY progressive in their views!

    • therantinggeek

      I’m not a Catholic, but to hear the Left gripe over Pope Francis’ Conservative beliefs only makes me shake my head in complete amazement. Not a surprised amazement, but it’s almost as if they expect the new head of the Catholic Church announce he’s making some drastic changes to some long-standing beliefs that are contradictory to theirs. That won’t happen any time soon.

  • Andy Rigo

    Kristof is shocked that Ellen DeGeneres is not the new Pope.

  • aliwilcox

    “Cardinals seem to realize the need for change in reaching for an Argentine who rides public buses. But I fear change is mostly style.” The only thing that Natalie and Nick should fear is Judgement Day.

  • BlueStateRepub

    Kristof, Kristof…sounds Russian. I WONDER how Nick Kristoff was involved in Russia’s dirty mob activities.


  • CrossWinds

    The Church doesn’t need more watering down to accomodate every lifestyle there is. It needs the fire of the Holy Spirit to purify it…..

    …….Ephesians 5:26-27……
    26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

  • kateorjane

    I wish people who espouse this guy’s type of opinions would identify whether they consider themselves RCC or not. If they are not Catholic perhaps their comments could be excused as due to ignorance of the Church. If they are actually Catholics you have to wonder if their segment of the American Catholic Church needs to be separated from the RCC

  • Kim

    How DARE the Church abide by their fundamental teachings that haven’t changed (much) for 2,000+ years instead of conforming to my new age progressive utopia? All these idiots know about theology is what they regurgitate from HuffPo articles. (And the rest of the MSM).

  • Axelgreaser

    GOD UNDER FIRE FROM LIBERALS: as usual. Ed Kristof of the NYT griping about the Pope Francis’s stance on protecting life in the womb and not giving a nod to homosexuality sounds like he would have been perfectly at ease joining in with the Democratic Party’s ‘Lynch God Mob’ at their national convention to worship Obama extravaganza, to adore and elevate the rightful savior at their tawdry Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina where we witnessed live on television, wild-eyed anti-God crowds kick and shove God into a dumpster. While they boo’d God we witnessed a lame attempt by whomever was stuck at the podium during this horror, attempt to take a ‘quickie’ vocal yea or nay vote to restore God to the party planks and to keep the party from being exposed for what they are: Anti-God. ‘Planks’ which were shaped into a burning cross, something that used to occur only at a KKK rally. Very bad visuals and completely ignored by the MSM. And though the hapless ‘Bingo Caller’ stooge marooned on stage at the time proclaimed ‘God’s back in’, the crowds were obviously not in agreement. And that’s the problem. Liberals could care less about God and anyone who represents God is fair game for besmirchment and lib thuggery, even a new Pope. ESPECIALLY a new one. Liberals like to begin attacking immediately with full Marxist claws extended, because after all, God the Father is always an annoying impediment to ‘Government as God.’ And now the NYT’s and the likes of Huffington Post have joined in, ripping the new Pope to pieces in the lamestream press because he’s ‘not liberal enough!’ The left has no shame, and we saw that when Pelosi drug her old bones to Rome to we assume take communion (a liberal would) and to hector Pope Benedict, XVI into covering her back as she pushed her nasty abortion agenda through her tireless work of re-interpreting the Holy Scriptures to accomdate every nuance of the Obama-Pelosi healthcare madness. Though not reported by the ‘lamestream’, Benedict sent her packing. Liberals really are from hell and only here on Earth long enough to make the eventual return trip. Sadly, they cause much suffering, misery and death while here and always will.

  • Roadster73

    I got this nagging belief that with their wish to legalize gay marriage and having a pope that may say that abortion is not wrong, libs want to legislate or litigate the concept of “sin” out of existence, like if we all agree nothing is wrong, then God (for those libs who do believe the is a God) will have to conform to our views

  • IceColdTroll

    I remember they did the same “Oh my stars” act when Benedict was elected too, and probably John Paul II as well. The Pope advocating for traditional Catholic teaching is no more startling than, well, a Democrat who wants to raise taxes.

  • IceColdTroll

    I remember they did the same “Oh my stars” act when Benedict was elected too, and probably John Paul II as well. The Pope advocating for traditional Catholic teaching is no more startling than, well, a Democrat who wants to raise taxes.

  • JR48

    Sophie Ro @SophieRo3

    “Only the NYT would have been expecting the Cardinals to select Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the new Pope.”

    THIS ^^

    Omg, the Pope is Catholic. The NYT expected a secular progressive?

    You know, it’s one thing to be a tool, and another thing to confirm it in public.

  • magules13

    What an ass clown.