Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Even Congratulating The Pope Has Fallen Victim To Politics

The Hill reported yesterday that the seemingly routine H. Res. 440, a House Resolution that would congratulate Pope Francis on his election last March and recognize his inspirational statements and actions, has fallen victim to politics. The Resolution has not emerged from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and only 19 of its 221 co-sponsors are Republicans. Apparently at least some Republicans see the Pope as too liberal.  The Resolution was intended to reinforce House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to the Pope to address a joint session of Congress. (See prior posting.) The Pope plans to visit the United States in September 2015. (See prior posting.)