Theyre not fooling me
That little flare-up was for one purpose and one purpose only... McElroy “making his bones” in the Bergoglian mafia. The anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Catholic gang in the Vatican operates under this kind of crazy worldview that the American bishops are these right-wing, abortion-obsessed yahoos bought and paid for by rich, conservative Americans. It’s a total joke, as American Catholics know, with the typical bishop being a sort of weakly pro-life, moderate Democrat. But in Vatican fantasyland, 80% of ‘em are a bunch of right-wingers. Enter liberal/left opportunist Bob McElroy... setting himself up as a loyal, brave Bergoglian in a hostile crowd. Just the right man to be, say, the next Cardinal in Philly.
It will not be the priority. The pope wants Trump out of office, and so will favor a democrat instead of Trump. All democrats are for abortion.
The reality is, the pope doesn’t give a bat’s eyelash about abortion. He is obsessed with taking money from those who earn it and giving it to those who lob around and take money willingly without doing anything to earn it.