The Bishop has a very good essay on First Things related to the Rolling Stone cover and article on Pope Francis. It is excellent. The problem the Bishop points out is pervasive... and at times, rather subtle.
Rolling Stone and its collaborators are working to hijack the papacy of a loyal, though often unconventional, son of the Church.
The reason is simple. Sexual and social libertines have little interest in discrediting Christianity. They’re far more interested in refashioning it—in claiming Christ, and his vicar, as their supporters. The secularist social agenda is more palatable to impressionable young people if it complements, rather than competes with, the residual Christianity of their families. The enemy has no interest in eradicating Christianity if he can sublimate it to his own purposes. - Read the entire story here.
"Well-formed Catholics know that Pope Francis isn’t breaking new theological ground." - Conley