Here’s his gutless public statement:Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker; yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God. For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? And “If the righteous man is scarcely saved, where will the impious and sinner appear?” Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator. (1 Pe 4:12–19).Rome has been abundantly clear that ISIS and the various other jihadists are committing horrific evil. But Rome has been less bellicose than a lot of American Catholics would like. Yesterday, when catholic.org briefly ran a reckless headline reporting that Francis was calling for an armed response to ISIS, the usual suspects leapt on it with alacrity.  When it turned out that headline was garbage, the same suspects responded with complaints about our wimpy pope not being man enough to demand that somebody (though certainly not the usual suspects themselves) get sent off to war.  Why can’t we have one of those badass pre-Vatican II popes instead of these wussy peaceniks? was the cry.Don’t get me wrong.  I think

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