A CNN contributor compared Pope Francis with Barack Obama by calling him the “Hope and Change Pope.”

“He hasn’t actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives, and he certainly is the hope and change pope, but he’s at the head of a body, the Vatican, that’s very resistant to change,” the commentator said. “I’ve read, for instance, that observers say that you don’t change the Vatican, the Vatican changes you.”

This is, of course, ridiculous and yes, offensive when you consider that the pro-abortion/pro-gay marriage Obama is currently at war with the Catholic Church. And the especially sad part is that they’re hoping that the Church will change into the Democratic Party of Rome. That’s what they want. It drives them bananas that this 2,000 year old institution still exists. Make no mistake, it is the existence of the Catholic Church that drives them crazy.

And this is one thing that drives me a bit crazy. They keep talking about Pope Francis as if he’s going to focus the Church on the poor unlike all those other mean nasty popes. What has the Church been doing? The Catholic Church is the largest force for good in the world. If only they’d get rid of those pesky ideas about the sanctity of life, the Church might even be considered as cool as the Episcopalians.

*subhead*Hope and change.*subhead*