Brentai wrote:Gotta say, as much as everybody loved John-Paul II, I never really felt "good" about being Catholic while he was around as much as I do now.
Well, sort of good. JP the 2 had things under control; I feel like most other Catholics try to just ignore Franky and hope he goes away soon.
There's good evidence that American Catholics shifting toward the Democratic Party
. The linked article focuses mainly on Trump's influence as a one-off, and of course usual caveats about 2016 polls' bias toward Clinton, but despite that I think there's still good reason to believe a long-term shift is occurring. I'm sure Francis makes conservative Catholics uncomfortable, but I also think that conservative Catholics are a shrinking demographic, at least in the US.