If you’ve heard anything about the current controversy in the Catholic Church, I encourage you to carefully read this article. It explains what the controversy is about and discusses the limits on the pope’s authority.
“The pope is not an oracle, not a second Jesus, not the Supreme Court rewriting the Constitution as it goes along. He’s like a Fedex guy, and it’s his job to pass on a package. He’s not empowered to open it, rifle through the contents, and replace them with something ‘better’.”