Popes: Black, Red, & Brown

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Was the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope a "safe" choice, a signal that the Church's future lies in the "global south," or a victory by the economic progressives within the Vatican.  

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio 

Vatican II

Pope Benedict's Regensburg Address

Paul Gottfried on Bishop Williamson

Sarah Palin's Big Gulp

Thomas W. Woods on the Vatican and global governance

George Weigel: "If only the Pope knew!" (part I and II

Roman Bernard's "Smoke Screen."