R. R. Reno said in the December issue of First Things: “[the Pope] is dangerously wrong when he suggests that the way forward is to obsess less [about sex]. The opposite is true. . . our age is already obsessed with sex. If we don’t speak—if our church leaders don’t speak—we’ll be absorbed into our culture’s way of thinking, and our children will be catechized by progressive creeds of sexual liberation.”
St. Augustine urged the faithful not to follow their bishops if the Bishops were not following holy scripture. "We may not assent to the teaching even of the Catholic bishops, if at any time they are deceived into opinions contrary to the canonical Scriptures of God; but if they should so fall into error, and yet maintain the bond of unity and charity, let the apostle's saying avail in their case: 'And if in anything ye are otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.' Now these divine words have so manifest an application to the whole Church, that none but heretics in their stubborn perverseness and blind fury can bark against them." (Cf. Augustine's Reply to Faustus the Manichaean (Contra Faustum), book 11, 5.) Seems to fit some of today's controversies.