Pope Francis

Lying, regardless of title. “There can be plenty of discussion about the best ways to handle immigration. But we shouldn’t take seriously anyone who claims that Christians have some kind of moral duty to support unfettered illegal immigration. Anyone making that claim is simply lying.” https://www.dailywire.com/news/37923/walsh-immigration-matt-walsh

“The Holy Father himself is surrounded by questionable figures who are at the very heart of the current crises. He has received credible, largely corroborated allegations by a former nuncio that he and others knew of the illicit activities of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

In response to the crises, from Rome there has been silence, name-calling of those requesting investigations, and only occasionally promises to look into the matters.

The faithful are dismayed by the chaos.”


“the hour is here, but where’s the man? That’s what many Catholics must be wondering. The Church is in the midst of what may be the worst crisis of its existence, yet the man of the hour is nowhere in sight. The pope and the men around him—the ones we would ordinarily expect to lead us out of the crisis—are the ones who have led us into it. By all appearances they are not up to the challenge. They are over their heads in the mess they have helped to create.” https://www.crisismagazine.com/2018/clerical-machiavellians-with-magical-beliefs

“Catholics critical of Pope Francis and/or his governance of the Church—Catholics, mind, in full communion with the Church per Canon 205—notwithstanding their demonstrable communion with the pope, are frequently disparaged these days, sometimes by ranking bishops, as being adversaries, accusers, and gossip-mongers. To some extent, of course, such verbal insults should be written off as Life in This Valley of Tears and those subjected to them simply reminded that others have endured far harsher treatment for the Faith. But lately I wonder whether this demonizing of papal critics risks taking a canonical turn.”https://canonlawblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/a-note-on-the-other-kind-of-schism/