Fr. Brian Harrison affirmed his dismay in an titled “A Loyal Son Protest, Can a Loyal Catholic Ever Criticize the Pope?”
Even the conservative Fr. Brian Harrison affirmed his dismay in an titled “A Loyal Son Protest, Can a Loyal Catholic Ever Criticize the Pope?” :
"These agonizing question have been presenting themselves increasingly in recent years .... to people who like myself do not consider themselves in any way dissenters .... (then Fr. says he teaches at the Pontifical University) .... I am dismayed at the January 24 inter-religious peace gathering in Assisi. It is well-known that before the first such gathering in 1986, which played no small part in provoking the rupture between Archbishop Lefebvre and the Holy See in 1988, a number of Cardinals privately warned John Paul II of the imprudence of such an innovation - utterly unheard of in 2,000 years of Church History. Their concern was shared by thousands of faithful priests, religious and Catholic laity. Perhaps if we had publicly voiced that concern, instead of remaining silent out of fear and human respect, His Holiness might have felt the need for greater restraint in the next millennium. Despite certain precautionary nuances against syncretism .....
“The practical effect in the minds of millions of observers worldwide can only have been to create or reinforce the impression that the Roman Catholic Church now endorses what Pope Pius XI described as ‘the view that all religions are more or less good and praiseworthy....’”(Inside the Vatican, May 2003). [https://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/a015htGoldenCalf1.htm]