Jon, you have usually been careful to differentiate “Catholicism”, from “Catholics behaving badly”.
Catholics are always behaving badly. We take on the vices of the prevailing culture. If the prevailing culture has biases and blind spots, we are affected by that. If the prevailing culture is right now, that means many of us are swept up by the anti-religious authority tidal wave. Thus the rants. Catholicism is different.
Describing “Catholics behaving badly” is about as difficult as hitting the broad side of a barn, throwing from 10 feet away. Identifying weaknesses in the argument for the necessity of a Magisterium is much harder, though you have in the past made some tiny dents.
To me the Reforming Catholic Confession seems to be assuming, “We will follow Scripture wherever it leads us, except this one door must remain closed.”