Bernard of Clairvaux, the great 12th-century saint and Doctor of the Church who renewed the Western monastic tradition, once warned that "The most grievous danger for any pope lies in the fact that, encompassed as he is by flatterers, he never hears the truth about his own person and ends by not wishing to hear it." begins an insightful piece in First Things from Archbishop Emeritus Charles Chaput.

His Excellency addresses how a pope could be so out of touch with reality that he would trash-talk EWTN (among many other inexplicable actions).

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