Why Republicans Should Embrace the Pope's Message

Even the pope's choice of liberal icon Dorothy Day as an example of a “great American” holds some opportunities for conservatives.

Pope Francis speaks at St. Patrick in the City Catholic church on Sept. 24, 2015 in Washington.

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In a Thursday speech to Congress that really did serve up the whole Catholic enchilada, Pope Francis called on Americans “to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome.”  

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