In his new edict, Pope Francis...calls for the marginalisation of a specific group within the body of the faithful... By so doing, the Pope makes a grave mistake of government, that of using his power to damage that which his power exists to protect, namely the Church’s tradition.
Reflections on Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio "Traditionis Custodes" - The European ConservativePhoto: Image courtesy of Servus Tuus, licensed under CCA-Sa 3.0 Unported. Last week, Pope Francis issued a Motu Proprio—an edict—whose aim is that …
"There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. The law cannot be a tool of vengeance, never a hostage, nor a fortification against the martyrs it has created." -Frank Herbert.