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A Remnant Book Review. . .
Book by Philip F. Lawler... Reviewed for The Remnant by Vincent Chiarello
(Regnery Gateway, 2018 196 pp.) – The authors of two recently published books critical of the current pontificate take very different initial approaches to their task. George Neumayr, author of The Political Pope (See my review: The Remnant, May 31, 2019) begins his critique of the pope with these words: "From the first moment I saw him, I knew that he was going to be a Modernist wrecking ball."
The other author is not as blunt, at least at the start. He begins thus: "Every day I pray for Pope Francis. And every day (I am exaggerating, but only slightly), the pope issues another reminder that he does not approve of Catholics like me." Philip Lawler, Lost Shepherd.
In his article, "Pope Francis Addresses Criticism of His Pontificate and Discusses ‘Schism’", Edward Pentin informs his readers that: "On the papal plane from Madagascar on Tuesday, Pope Francis said he always welcomes constructive criticism but not ‘pills of arsenic’ which he says can come from ‘rigid’ critics who hide behind orthodoxy and should be treated ‘with meekness.’"
According the Pentin, Francis set up the following almost laughable scenario for reporters on the plane to Madagascar: "Regarding the case of the Pope: I don’t like this aspect of the Pope, I criticize him, I speak about him, I write an article and ask him to respond, this is fair. To criticize without wanting to hear a response and without getting into dialogue is not to have the good of the Church at heart, it is chasing after a fixed idea, to change the Pope or to create a schism. This is clear: a fair criticism is always well received, at least by me." (Emphasis added)