Thursday, February 18, 2016

Is Donald Trump "Bringing Anti-Catholicism Back"?

"The fear that Catholic politicians are pawns of Roman bishops and will pay homage to a foreign potentate rather than supporting their own republic is well established, and anti-Catholic bigotry has a rich lineage in the United States and elsewhere. Evangelical Protestants, a consistently Republican-leaning group that Trump hopes to court, are historically mistrustful of Catholicism and have grown increasingly wary throughout Francis's tenure—going so far as to warn conservative Catholics that the Pope is moving the church to the left."

In The Washington Post, Christine Emba identifies a new, but old, development in the presidential race.

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