I feel quite differently from most of you. In all good conscience, I cannot see how we can just stand aside and allow Pope Francis to continue on his destructive path without any resistance. Our first obedience is to God. Even if it be the pope himself who is spearheading the destruction of the Catholic Church, we cannot be meek simply out of 'respect' for his office. I can no longer bring myself to call him 'Holy Father'. He does not defend the doctrines and teachings of our beloved Catholic church, as he is mandated to do. As St Paul himself said: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! (Galatians 1:8). He has pertinaciously refused to answer the Dubia or respond to the letters from the lay faithful or the theologians. Who is he serving? God or ..... Previous 'disobedience' to popes were from people who did not want to follow the 'hard teachings' of Jesus Christ. The situation that we have now is totally the opposite! The faithful are demanding that the pope adhere to the hard teachings and not make a mockery of them. To ensure that the Catholic Church remains Catholic and not become Protestant. To tenaciously guard against sacrilege, especially in relation to our Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. I beg to differ from the opinion that it is those who are proud who feel this way. People who really love the Lord are trying to speak up because our shepherd priests have been silent. Mother Mary and many saints have warned us about these times. "Those who should speak will fall silent." I wonder what our response to the changes of Vatican II would have been if we had had the technology we have now that enables us to know most everything that goes on and is decided upon in the vatican. Would we have resisted the awful changes that served to reduce reverence to our Lord in worship and in the Holy Eucharist? The changing of ad orientem to versus populum? The removal of the tabernacle from the center to an obscure side or even worse, to the back of the church? Would we have spoken up against the decision to allow Protestants to be among those who decided on the form of the Novus Ordo mass? Would we have protested the decision to allow reception of the Holy Eucharist in the hand? Would we have resisted the pope then?