"With all the subtlety of someone banging a big bass drum with a large wooden mallet, Pope Francis continues to rail against imaginary “Pharisees” in the Church who are supposedly denying “mercy” to imaginary sinners who seek forgiveness but find only harsh judgment. Who these cruel Pharisees and maltreated sinners are remains a mystery, given that in the Church today there is near universal laxity and even pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians receive Holy Communion from the hands of priests with the cooperation of bishops who lack the courage to defend the integrity of the Blessed Sacrament."
Bang The Drum ... Loudly:
"What on earth is Francis talking about? Who are these rigid judges? Who is punishing penitents? Who has denied the truly penitent the mercy God Himself extends through the Sacrament of Confession, a mercy that is every sinner’s for the asking if only he seeks it with a sincere heart and a firm purpose of amendment?"
"The “new Pharisees and Scribes” in the Church today are, as Bishop Athanasius Schneider has observed, Cardinal Kasper and his collaborators, who would return the Church to the time of the original Pharisees by introducing into the New Covenant an acceptance of divorce that Our Lord condemned in the Old Covenant and declared to be abolished forever."
"That rather diabolical bitter irony has permeated this pontificate almost from its very beginning."