Anti-Anti-Catholicism -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Anti-Catholicism has a long history in the United States. Fear of popery led to opposition to the candidacy of John Kennedy from both left and right among Protestants. That fear subsided in many ways, though the sex abuse scandals have raised that issue in more recent years (we Protestants aren't immune either). Martin Marty addresses anti-anti-Catholicism, which appears to take aim at Pope Francis (a favorite of progressive Protestants like me). I invite you to read Marty's thoughts on these matters, including the call to move to a more pro-position.