I can remember a time when Protestants would criticise Catholicism for believing that the Pope was always infallible. One would resist the temptation to roll one’s eyes, and then very patiently explain that no, that is not the doctrine of Papal infallibility.
Then came a conservative Pope and I noticed that some conservatives started talking as if this protestant caricature were actually correct.
After that we had Pope Francis, and conservatives started backpedaling furiously, while liberals started singing the infallibility tune.
And lately, now that the Pope has distanced himself from the Amazon Synod document and from Father Martin, I notice yet another change in opinion about papal infallibility.
And all this time, the doctrine is what it always has been. The Pope is mostly fallible except in very rare circumstances.
Is it too much to hope that both sides will stop trimming the infallibility concept to suit themselves? It is intellectually and spiritually dishonest to do so.