Macbeth, Not Hamlet
As Francis' difficulties become more and more evident, I seem to notice a tendency to interpret the events as a sort of conflict between opposing factions; a conflict which Francis, like his predecessor Blessed Paul The Disquieting, is not able to “manage” properly.
This is an insidious, wrong, very misleading, and rather disingenuous reading of the events.
There are no opposing factions. There are Catholics and Heretics. The Pope's job is not to “mediate” between them. It is to eradicate heresy. This is not an issue of “management skills”. It is an issue of “Christ or Satan”.
This here is no Hamlet. Think Macbeth instead. He isn't being driven by a faction of heretics. He is driving them. He is not, like Paul VI of not-so-blessed memory, a person too indecisive. He is the instigator and obvious driving force behind Baldisseri, Forte, Kasper, and assorted heretical company.
Francis has gone so far out of the window that I wonder whether his feet are still on the ground. His approval of Kasper's allegedly “profound and serene theology” perfectly matches his own praxis as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and at this point I doubt how anyone can doubt he really said to the Argentinian adulterer she can go to communion. Baldisseri is obviously his decision, Forte is his minion, the people he keeps appointing in positions of power, like Cupich, leave no doubt as to his intentions.
Do not fool yourself, and do not be fooled by tales of the poor Pope who is managing poorly his fighting factions. There is an heretical – or Neo-Pagan, to use the words of Bishop Schneider – fifth column inside the Church, and Francis is at its head.
An old, lewd, scandalous man has been elected Pope. A rotten mind keeping rotten company, and promoting his friends in positions of great power and influence. An enemy of everything our forefathers held sacred, and shameless enough to say so openly. A friend of all, but Catholics.
Do not be fooled. Francis is the instigator of, and driving force behind, all that is happening and might happen, schism not excluded.