Quick hits: an unseemly dispute over Pope Benedict’s private thoughts

Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler:

At Crux, John Allen has a characteristically insightful analysis of the tug-of-war between Pope Francis and Archbishop Gänswein, on what the late Pope Benedict thought of Traditionis Custodes. The archbishop says that the retired Pope was broken-hearted over the document; the Pope says that he consulted Benedict about the issue, and “he agreed… he agreed.” Report is here.