I’ve been debating with myself for a number of days wondering if I should comment on the new Pope or more precisely, how the mainstream, left-wing media, is spinning the story.

I decided not to.

Why?

Well, I think the Catholic Church is an ally in the culture war but how they deal with liberal Catholics and their allies in the left-wing media is their business.

My issues with Catholicism (and I am a former Catholic) has to do with the nature of the gospel. I agree with P. John Piper who said if he had two minutes with the new Pope he’d ask him about justification.

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That was and is the historic reason for the Protestant Reformation and in the scheme of things the issue of eternal value.

I wish the Catholic Church well in the culture war but also wish they would refute The Council of Trent’s response to the Reformation. The new Pope is a Jesuit so I find it extremely unlikely.

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