The predictable has come to pass (see below, May 29 – Who’s next?)
Rorate Caeli reports that Cardinal Mueller is for the chop. Pope Francis has sacked him on the very day his five-year mandate expired.
Though not unexpected, this attempt to silence the most influential voice interpreting Amoris Laetitia (see June 28, below – The Amoris Laetitia Audit) consistently with the teaching of St John Paul II and Pope Benedict is a major step.
No one can now entertain any hope that the Four Cardinals will be granted an audience, or that the Dubia will receive a Papal response.
And the question, once more, is Who’s next?