On TV today, there are a lot of "Christmas" stories about giving, sharing, and compassion. Almost none make any reference to the very person whose virtues we're being taught to emulate in them, namely Jesus.
It used to be that both the major parties, Republicans and Democrats both wanted to do what is best for America given the framework of the Constitution and guided by the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. They only varied on how best to accomplish this and how fast a pace we should take in changing things.
How does one democratize a religion? Would the members get to vote on Church doctrine? Cardinals get to vote for the Pope, should they act like delegates as if the conclave of cardinals were some sort of political convention? Here my message for Podesta and friends: Catholic doctrine was created by Christ. It was codified a long time ago by Emperor Constantine I in the fourth century. That is the basis of the Catholic Church, now and forever, unless the Big Man Upstairs orders a change.
Have a happy and blessed Easter.