Spirit and Truth
When Chittister and friends start criticizing the Pope just hand them this little phrase from one of the true fruits of Vatican 2–Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium—promulgated by Pope Paul VI,
The pope's power of primacy over all, both pastors and faithful, remains whole and intact. In virtue of his office, that is as Vicar of Christ and pastor of the whole Church, the Roman Pontiff has full, supreme and universal power over the Church. And he is always free to exercise this power.
Also, when they start complaining about Latin in Catholic worship, offer them this gem again from the true fruits of Vatican 2—Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium—promulgated by Pope Paul VI,
Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites.
Most Catholics haven’t a clue that much of the drivel imposed on them over the past 40 years has little basis on the works of the Council. Manipulation and deceit is the “smoke of Satan” referred to by Pope Paul VI.
I understand why Benedict XVI suggests a scholarly interpretation of the V2 documents.