I read the NYT article, as well as the Pompeo’s First Things article.
The tone of Pompeo’s actual article does not match the tone conveyed by the NYT…it comes across as intellectually dishonest.
Cardinal Burke is the “leader of the conservative opposition to Francis within the church hierarchy?” Really? Do you believe Burke is leading a schism?
Also, another interesting line from the NYT article:
“It’s to an appeal to an electorate that is bigger than the Catholic vote, it’s also the evangelical vote,” said Massimo Faggioli, a professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, who is supportive of Francis. “Being anti-pope helps with these Catholics but also evangelicals.”
Pompeo is “anti-pope”? The whole narrative here is this: Because Francis would not meet with Pompeo, Pompeo is working against Francis…Aligning with critics…appealing to anti-pope Catholics. Really?
In a twitter post, the author called the people that Pompeo met with “anti-Francis.” Calling Catholics “anti-pope” or “anti-Francis” without some evidence other than political disagreement is calumny.