[14] Rembert G. Weakland, OSB, former Archbishop of Milwaukee, in A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009), recounts how the Synod of Bishops meeting in Rome took a downturn under the influence of John Paul II: "It was very evident at the [1987] synod that all bishops there fell into two classes, those that enjoyed papal, and thus curial, favor and those who did not. All the cardinals and bishops appointed by the pope to this synod were in the first category; they formed a bloc of their own. After a bit, their expressions of loyalty and fealty became trying. There was a division between those who expressed ecclesiastical politically correct ideas, laden with current papal quotes, and the others" (315).