He may be appealing to some ultramontane traditionalists and conservatives, Pius XIII, but his lack of a pastoral bent is not ideal. Not even Pius XII was that "rigid." What is HBO's purpose in co-producing and airing this? To ultimately discredit Christians who uphold tradition as people who suffer from some issue (such as abandonment) and compensate by being overly authoritarian? To make those who are overly "rigid" in their orthodoxy ultimately frightening and repulsive? What happens if the creator isn't so successful in this goal?
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