Jon Stewart noted Thursday that God's "infallible emissary" and his "incredibly fallible emissaries" aren't exactly on the same page these days.
With Pope Francis emphasizing poverty issues and pushing back against the Catholic Church's obsession with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, Stewart wondered if Republicans had lost the Vatican.
"It's like for some reason God has decided to give one message to the Pope and an entirely different message [to Republicans]," Stewart said. "The ways he works are so mysterious."
Stewart found it rich that "the head of the organization that just got around to apologizing to Galileo" is showing "more doctrinal flexibility" than the GOP. But when it came to the Pope's condemnation of the idolatry of money, Stewart suggested that was likely a bridge too far for Republicans.