It is a foolish leader who surrounds himself with sycophants.
After the cloying letter to Donald Wuerl on his resignation as Archbishop of Washington – in which Francis redundantly quoted himself (‘cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, 235′, indeed!) – comes the following effusion from Thomas Rosica*:
Echoing His Master’s Voice, Rosica amplifies it. In his servant’s eyes, not only is Bergoglio shrouded in the aura of sanctity, but all his allies and confederates are similarly beyond criticism or reproach.
This unhealthy state of affairs cannot lead to the resolution of the current crisis.
*formerly English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office.