A small group of conservative Vatican officials are beginning to assembly within the ranks of the Catholic church against Pope Francis, reported the Washington Post. Apparently, they hate the compassionate approach of Pope Francis.

One such conservative is Cardinal Raymond Burke of Wisconsin, and he has “issued a warning” to the pontiff. Burke was demoted by the pope months ago and said that he will “resist” the pope’s liberal changes within the church. Pope Francis has been accepting of LGBT people, called against corporate greed and corruption, and supports the pro-environmental agenda.

“We have a serious issue right now, a very alarming situation where Catholic priests and bishops are saying and doing things that are against what the church teaches, talking about same-sex unions, about Communion for those who are living in adultery,” said an anonymous, conservative Vatican official said. “And yet the pope does nothing to silence them. So the inference is that this is what the pope wants.”

The arguments of conservative Vatican officials against Pope Francis sound very much like the arguments that Republicans make against Democratic presidents. They create hysteria among followers by saying the church is out of control and and has lost its course. Burke said the Catholic church under Pope Francis is “a ship without a rudder.”

Conservative Vatican officials hate compassion and the new, liberal direction of the Catholic Church. The old ways are threatened, and the relics of John Paul II and Benedict XVI are afraid.