Peter Canisius is one of the saints I admire. I especially appreciate his approach to people of his time who had gone over to Luther. Rome wanted a bit more rigor, but the Dutch Jesuit had a thing with honey over vinegar:
With words like these, we don’t cure patients, we make them incurable.
The words are harsh over at the news aggregator Pewsitter. They sure do not like the Holy Father. But too many believers are disinterested in curing ills.
One hallmark of Ignatian spirituality, at least as I read it, is that disciples of Ignatius are encouraged to focus on real needs. Pope Francis is misunderstood because he clearly thinks that diehard Catholics are not in need of hospitalization. Whether they are lost or found, or come in from the front porch is wholly up to them.
People like Peter Canisius were more concerned with those who had gone over to Lutheranism. He recognized the quality of prudence, and the great need for it.