Sandro Magister takes note of the fact that the Pope is surrounding himself with precisely the wrong people if he wanted to reform the Church:
Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church.
Francis too had known for some time about McCarrick’s bad conduct, his grooming of young people and seminarians, taking them on outings and then to bed. And yet he kept him right with him until the end, as his chief adviser in the appointments aimed at tipping the balance of power among the bishops of the United States in favor of the progressive wing. Blaise Cupich in Chicago, Joseph Tobin in Newark, Kevin Farrell as president of the Vatican dicastery for laity, family and life, whom Francis also immediately promoted as cardinals, are all three of the McCarrick brood, their careers advancing miraculously with him, even if today they too are in danger of being damaged by the collapse of their tutelary deity, whom a few months ago not even Francis could not defend after it came to light that years ago he had also abused a minor.
Go here to read the rest. Of course the Pope does want to “reform” the Church by transforming it into a global version of the Anglican Church, with a Pope instead of a Queen, its traditional teaching forgotten and its main purpose to serve as a rubber stamp for every leftist cause that comes rolling down the pike.