Not really. There's a new Pope. I'm not Catholic, so the new Pope has different implications.
There's quite a few politicians that hang their supposed Catholic faith as a lure to potential voters. That's typical politics, although I don't consider it ethical, if they're not willing to put their politics aside and follow their faith.
I'm hoping this new Pope will tell some of political opportunists where to get off. Even better: excommunicate a few just for shits and grins. Those that proclaim their belief and then promote behavior that contradicts the faith can be kicked out, find a new religion and go after another group of society that believes the same. I'm thinking they'll find few, if any, religions that promote the destruction of core family beliefs and abortion.
While some people ridicule the Christian faith, they fail to see the basic good things that are taught to preserve society and keep it healthy. If they don't believe in God, that's fine, but at least believe in the fact that people are people and most need some guidance to be a productive part of a healthy society. It's part of our heritage and has nothing to do with religion. We're much better as a society when we work together, teach that a family is important and expect nothing more from others than what we expect from ourselves.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.