And I think this meme sums up my reaction
And this article said what I need to say:
It was telling that, in their blurb about the nominees, Time announced that ‘the first Jesuit Pontiff won hearts and minds with his common touch and rejection of church dogma’. Of course Pope Francis has not rejected Church dogma at all. Time were quick to correct themselves, yet their mistake revealed again the liberal bias against Catholicism: Catholics are only praised if they are seen to rebel against their Church. This attitude makes Catholics distinctly uneasy. It can only be a matter of time before the journalists who now laud Francis turn on him. They will say he has disappointed them when he does not embrace all gay rights, condoms, and women popes.
Which is why my person of the year, for what it’s worth, is not Pope Francis, but Pope Benedict XVI. Because he had the humility to realise he could no longer carry on leading the Church. Because he had the guts to resign, against all modern precedent, and make way for a more dynamic successor. [emphasis mine]Read the rest of the article here.
Read what some Catholic pundits have to say as well. Don't expect any praises folks.
The highlighted sentences really went for the kill against narcissistic egotistical megalomaniac public figures who could not let go of power and fame for the greater good...whether you are a civil or religious authority, Pope Benedict set the standards.
Now that's real humility folks!
And let the #UltimateHypocrite start his pseudo-Catholic and secret SSPX rant on poor me.
Bottomline for me?
I don't give a rat's @$$ what the Western media thinks of the Church.
They have nothing but venom against Christ's Bride!