A priest told me that in confession about a year ago, I think. It was a charitable reproof that I'm often reminded of whenever I'm tempted to say something 'defending' the Holy Father. Then I realize, I don't need to do that. He's doing just fine on his own.
Catholics who simply tune him out, stop listening, seem to be doing just fine as well.
Who can dare assure himself that he is neither a great sinner nor a tepid soul but that he is one of the elect? Alas, my brethren, how many seem to be good Christians in the eyes of the world who are really tepid souls in the eyes of God, Who knows our inmost hearts....
Let us ask God with all our hearts, if we are in this state, to give us the grace to get out of it, so that we may take the route that all the saints have taken and arrive at the happiness that they are enjoying. That is what I desire for you.... - St. John Vianney, The Dreadful State of the Lukewarm Soul