Microscopic cruelty is in some ways more cruel than great cruelty. Bergoglio’s behavior reminds me of the description of the possessed-by-satan Professor Weston in Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis. Lewis notes the devil really isn’t mainly the charming Mephistopheles type, but rather more often just a nonstop producer of unimaginative, banal evil.
The full story from Rorate Caeli below. They use the word “Pope” to describe Bergoglio. Not sure if that’s a typo:
Pope Mocks Roman Liturgical Art and Humiliates Sicilian Priests
Sicily is almost a nation in itself, and Sacred Art and liturgical beauty have always flourished in that island, in times of Christian freedom. Much of the liturgical beauty of vestments has been preserved in Sicily and elsewhere in Italy since the invention of the 1969 New Mass, and it is still used.
So it was astonishing to hear Francis mocking both Sicilians and their vestments, as well as their grandparents in a meeting with Sicilian bishops and priests today:
More lace, but where are we? Sixty years after the Council! A little updating also in liturgical art, liturgical fashion! Yes, sometimes bringing some grandmother’s lace goes, but sometimes. It’s to pay homage to grandma, isn’t it?
It pays to repeat occasionally what I always have maintained: one must respect the office of the papacy and also the person who holds it. This does not preclude deploring any evil acts of such a person. And of course, no ridicule of an antipope seems out of line. Considering my views on the current situation, it puts me in a weird spot.