Text of Pope Francis' speech to Congress - News - NorthJersey.com:
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Funny how I couldn't find it at any of the national sites. Here's my count, reading what I heard, of score between Republicans and Democrats:
Republican Jibes: 7
Democrat Jibes: 5
Neutral First World Jibes: 7
Left leaning? a bit, yes. Critical? Certainly- I counted at least 19 insults against first Americans and what they seem to hold dear by their actions, 7 for the right wing, 5 for the left wing, 7 for all Americans. But by holding up his four individual examples (not one strong pro-lifer among them- Dorothy Day stayed quite silent on the subject of abortion due to having had one herself, Thomas Merton fathered a child in his Cambridge days and then rejected the vocation implied by that to become a monk), he showed that even sinners can bring about great good. And there is hope in that.