He suspects there are those who wish Francis would have advanced their agenda without fanfare and fireworks. The Bear thinks this pontificate has been a mess, and not what was intended. Now Catholics are polarized and the superultramontanism position has been discredited. However, the Bear is realistic, and understands things look different from the trenches, than from the liberal-trickling-down-to-the-average-Catholic mind-set. It would probably be wise to note that we are in the tiny minority, and even that doesn't agree on much. Francis drives a few of us crazy, but at this point, we are probably more useful in ways that do not depend on numbers.