Earlier this week, His Holiness, Pope Francis, met with three victims of clergy sexual abuse who Pope Francis had insulted and denigrated on His Holiness Pilgrimage to Chile.
One victim who met with the Holy Father said this according to CRUX:
One of the survivors went so far as to say that he believed the pope hadn’t lied, but had been badly informed when it came to the situation in Chile. The survivor said Francis had told him, “I was part of the problem, I caused this, and I apologize to you.”
The Holy Father hit the nail on the head, His Holiness is causing so much insult, causing so many polarizing problems and would do well to apologize for his snarky, denigrating remarks concerning so many Catholics who are trying to be faithful Catholics and should also apologize for his public negative remarks about his cardinals and for not meeting the five dubia cardinals, two of whom have since died. One wonders if the stress of a pope publicly humiliating them as they sought clarification was a part of it. They are victims too.
So my most humble recommendations for Pope Francis from the periphery of Richmond Hill are:
1. Observe papal protocol and don't denigrate it--it will serve you well
2. Stop calling Catholics who are trying to be good Catholics rigid, fundamentalists, and doctors of the law (used in a negative way)
3. Stop denigrating canon law, natural law and moral law and stop, stop, stop calling those who seek and believe the truth idolators!
4. Stop giving off-the-cuff homilies especially at daily Mass, stop talking too much and off-the-cuff
5. Stop giving psychological advice veiled as spiritual advice concerning rigid people and who are fundamentalists and lovers of the law
6. Find good advisors and get rid of the ones who are wrecking your papacy
7. Move back into the papal palace and leave the Vatican Motel 6 for the roaches
8. Back the cardinals you have in the curia, change the ones you don't like and get rid of the added layer of bureaucracy with the new council of cardinals some of whom should be removed, especially the ones from South America and Germany
9. Support Pope Benedict and stop trying to undo everything His Holiness tried to do especially as it concerns orthodoxy and the liturgy
10. Stop giving interviews to those who sow confusion in the church and interviews that are confusing to say the least