And while that's going on, right-wing blog Rorate Caeli, which has always, at least until Francis became pope, spoken of total allegiance to Holy Mother Church, now has a headline on one of its stories "I'm tired of Francis". It always speaks of Saint John Paul or Pope Benedict, but then it's 'Francis'.
The world is a hilarious place but maybe more, a scary place.
Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard writes:
I have lost count of how many times I have been told that "the church is not a democracy".
Throughout the pontificates of St John Paul ll and Benedict XVl we were told that fidelity to the Pope was a touchstone of orthodoxy. But now that some Catholics strongly disagree with what the present 'Universal Pastor' says, all bets off when it comes to garnering and mobilising support.
Brilliant and perfectly catches the moment.