Is the pope Catholic? Admin Wednesday, March 26, 2014 To judge by some in the press, President Obama is more Catholic than recent popes – and a likely partner for Pope Francis, at least when the pope sticks to social justice issues. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.