“I have no difficulty in recognizing that there are differences, some of them significant, between Pope Francis and his closest predecessors. I collaborated for twenty years with John Paul II, and then briefly with Benedict: it’s natural for me to share their sensibilities. But I would like to add something. The elements of continuity are much more important that the differences.”
That’s because the Church is indefectible. Only those who do not, in the final analysis believe the promise that the Holy Spirit will guide the Church into all truth–and who therefore believe that they, not Jesus, are responsible to save the Church (from the Pope no less!)–waste time being terrified that the Synod is about to destroy the Tradition, or imagining that Francis is the enemy of the Faith and they alone are its saviors.