I greatly respect MM and enjoy most of his writings. But for years now he has defended the current popes actions and words. He claimed he was a good man whose words were being misinterpreted/misunderstood/misread. The pope was not deviating from centuries old catholic orthodoxy. Now in his latest piece (kindly posted on our little forum by member sparrow https://www.markmallett.com/blog/dear-shepherds-where-are-you/) he says he literally cried when he read certain passages of the current popes new book and he was left speechless. I wonder if an apology to his readers and to some members of this forum might be in order. After all it took him seven years to realize what to many was obvious from the earliest days of this pontificate.