Seriously, don’t fall into despair. That’s not the point of the work I and others in this area of commentary are doing. Instead, guard the faith, keep that flame alive, and help preserve it for the inevitable day when the faith is restored.
I always get nervous when this pope does an airline interview. Most recently he was very candid, and his response is pretty much a giant dismissal of accusations of heresy. Going in one interview from dismissing tradition to supporting global tyrannical political organizations is very telling.