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Is the Pope Catholic?

It fascinates me that so many people in the media expected the new Pope to be a flaming American-style social liberal.  Consider the New York Times which this morning notes with surprise: But Cardinal Bergoglio is also a conventional choice, a theological conservative of Italian ancestry who vigorously backs Vatican positions on abortion, gay marriage, the ordination…

I’ve now been at scienceblogs for a couple of months, and it is fascinating to me – I went from a stand-alone blog to one with a whole lot of other people, and getting to know the local culture is a really interesting exercise. Overwhelmingly, it has been really wonderful and fascinating. Still, I have…