Robert Mickens, recently fired by The Pill (aka The Tablet – HERE), has a column at The Fishwrap (aka The National Schismatic Reporter). I think I predicted that Mickens would drift over to The Pill’s North American counterpart. Fishwrap is surely looking for someone to fill John Allen’s empty shoes in Rome. We shall see if this is a hit and run piece from Mickens or if he will be regularly clomping about as if in dad’s over-sized clogs.
Back to Mickens piece, which is an attack on Card. Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: The Benedict protégé in Francis’ Vatican.
Another example of the outbreak of Fishwrap’s niceness that MSW called for. HERE
It seems that, under Card. Müller, the CDF “came down hard” on the LCWR, “has opened an investigation into the theological writings of Fr. Michael Amaladoss”, who deserves the examination, and has been “breathing down” the neck of the SSPX. This is, it seems, all very upsetting for “Vatican II Catholics”, who really like Francis, the most wonderfullest Pope ehvur.
The basic idea is this: Card. Müller is throwing his weight around, a lot, and no one seems to be able to stop him! The Left’s Knights of the Round Table (Rodriguez Maradiaga, Marx, Baldisseri, Bráz de Aviz, Kasper) can’t stop Müller! Not even the Pope can stop Müller! CDF über alles!
But wait! There’s more.
Apparently, “la Suprema, as the doctrinal office was once known, isn’t so supreme anymore.”
Let me get this straight. Card. Müller is smashing everyone in sight and no one can stop him. It even seems that Pope Francis is signing off on what Card. Müller is doing… BUT… the CDF isn’t so supreme among the congregations anymore.
Does someone check the logic of these articles or just the spelling?
If I wanted to praise Müller I couldn’t have done a better job than what Mickens accomplished in reminding us of his work under Pope Francis.
And former Father Greg Reynolds is still excommunicated.