"I saw the Holy Father in a very big house, kneeling by a table,
with his head buried in his hands, and he was weeping.
Outside the house, there were many people.
Some of them were throwing stones,
others were cursing him and using bad language.
Poor Holy Father, we must pray very much for him." - Blessed Jacinta
Some Catholics appear to be delighted that papal audience crowds have shrunk, that St. Peter's square is no longer filled to overflowing, and so on. (I'd like to go in that case, and not have to wait in line to visit the tomb of St. Peter.) Evidently Pope Francis is not a celebrity pope and doesn't attract the hordes as his predecessors did. Nothing wrong with that.
Why would faithful Catholics be delighted if the Holy Year is a flop, as they say?
The Holy Year is only a flop if Catholics do not take advantage of the grace and mercy extended to the Universal Church in this extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. It is only a flop if, as Christ told St. Faustina:
He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).It seems to me the Holy Year could only be a flop in the eyes of those who judge according to human standards, according to outward appearances ... and more tragically, those who believe they have no need of mercy.
And they all left him and fled. - Mark 14:50