One of the things which drive me mental -- which I realize does not narrow it down in the least -- is a weak-tea, half@$$-ed, namby-pamby, enuretic approach to a confrontation. I speak of course, of the average* bishop's approach to politicians who misrepresent and challenge and pretend they don't dissent from essential Church teaching. Partly it's because many of the unfortunates who have been elevated to the episcopacy are of the "seamless [cough, cough] garment" variety and are more or less willing to overlook egregious dissent and scandal by virtue of being amenable to Sen. _____'s or Gov. _____'s seamless garments in prudential matters. Partly it's because some others are not confrontational people or have greater faith in a given politician's capacity for reconsideration.
So, it's refreshing to see a guy like Cdl. Bergoglio, who is unafraid to proclaim and defend the essentials of faith with conviction and boldness, regardless of the displeasure it causes the gummint (in Cdl. Bergoglio's case, a whack-job leftist cadre with all that entails) or the Modern Advanced People.
* Admittedly, there are a few who are well above average.