I wonder if Sandro Magistro is right? He doesn’t often put his foot wrong.
At his place, Magister has an analysis piece worth reading.
He is of the mind that the resistance to the obvious machinations of the Germans, and the obvious machinations of the Germans, has shocked Francis into backing off on what was probably his own liberalizing agenda. Francis tried to rein in the Germans, to no avail. He is now, perhaps, a little spooked.
[I]n fact shortly afterward the post-synodal exhortation “Querida Amazonia” fell like a sudden chill, with the total silence of Francis on the subject. To keep a feeble little light aflame, the innovators can only cling to the few introductory lines in which the pope invites “to read in full” the final document of the synod as well, from which “may God grant that the entire Church be enriched and challenged,” and recommends that “the pastors” of the Amazon “strive to apply it.”
But apart from this last crumbly foothold left by Francis at the disposal of the innovators, what has driven the pope to repeatedly apply the brakes in matters on which he had previously shown himself willing to innovate?
The answer is to be found in Germany.
Magister provides in his piece a kind of status quaestionis, involving a timeline of various stages in the attempts to subvert the Church’s teachings and practices, which Francis seemed keen to embrace… for a while. Maybe still? Hard to say.
For my part, I think we haven’t seen the end of the dangerous mammon-driven Unsinn from the Germans even with tentative approval from on high.
This isn’t over.
The lines seem to have been established along with trenches and more noxious gasses are sure to roll over the disputed fields.