Today, February 18th, 2016 will go down in history as the day in which the path to the White House was cleared for Republican candidate, Donald J Trump.
With Pope Francis' criticism of Mr. Trump on the US Border Crisis - announcing that Mr. Trump is not a Christian due to his policy position on illegal migration into the United States - the Pope has just handed Trump the election on a silver platter. Various factors will come into play to ensure Mr. Trump's victory: centuries old anti-Catholic sentiment, blue collar anger (Catholic and Protestant) over lost jobs moving south and to Asia, American anger of foreign meddling in internal affairs.... all of this has provided Mr. Trump the opportunity to portray himself as the Blue collar man's champion. It is hard to think of a more inopportune and foolish statement from the Pope.
Catholics will also be questioning the Pope's priorities in whom he calls out as not Christian. Pope Francis has had over three years to call out Barack Obama as a virulent anti-Christian baby killer, but he has not. Nor has the Pope seen fit to call out Hillary Clinton, who claims to be Christian, but is a militant proponent of abortion. And so on.
Pope Francis has before him innumerable world leaders who are active promoters of abortion and homosexuality. For example, Pope Francis was silent regarding the Catholics gathered in Rome from all over Italy to fight for marriage and oppose homosexuality; yet, the Pope saw fit to denounce Mr. Trump.
The usual suspect twitterati are already falling over themselves eagerly tweeting and re-tweeting the Pope's attack on Trump. Fr. Edward Beck - close friend and confidant of pro-abortion Democrats, the Cuomo family, and at least one "celebrity" actress (Julianne Moore) has been bruising his fingers with his incessant tweeting.