chaputMy article for Aleteia this week asks whether conservative Benedict XVI appointed bishops are out to get Pope Francis.

In a highly biased report, radical progressive Michael Sean Winters twisted the Archbishop’s comments into criticism of Pope Francis. Archbishop Chaput replied, “There are people who…deliberately want to twist the truth, and divide the Church, and use my words as saying I was critical of either the pope or the synod, and that absolutely wasn’t true.”

Cardinal Burke has joined Archbishop Chaput in expressing his loyalty and support for Pope Francis, but criticism of a pope’s style or advice on how things can be handled better is not a personal attack or disloyalty to the Pope. The idea that conservative American bishops are waging war on Pope Francis is media imagination that is “full of sound and fury—signifying nothing.”

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