THE NEW AXIS OF EVIL? KABUL, BEIJING AND VATICAN CITY

It was at The Stream that my friend and co-writer John Zmirak proposed a bold and surprising thesis: namely, that Pope Francis’ deal with China (negotiated by accused sexual abuser Ted McCarrick) was not a surrender but an alliance. That alliance only deepened in subsequent months. Francis sent his right-hand man, Bp. Marcelo Sorondo, on a shepherded tour of China. Afterward, Sorondo raved about how China embodied “Catholic social teaching” far better than Donald Trump’s America. MORE