Things keep backfiring for the Vatican. Bishops sue the govt and the faithful see politics at work. Papal commissions go after nuns and the faithful rise up - in favor of the nuns. Vatican bans a book; it soars on Amazon! Vatican tries to herd cats... er catholics; and the sensus fidelium takes over instead.
The Baptized are seizing their Spiritual Priesthood as never before and the prelates simply can't figure out what to do... what to do.
It's comical really. It's like the hierarchy has entered a ring for a prize fight. A fight chosen by them alone. With all the swagger of one of those comic wrestlers, they throw a powerful punch! Into thin air! Without anyone else really punching back, without anyone else even in the ring, the crowd begins to jeer, and another hierarch topples over - onto the ropes! Then they all get busy telling the
So picture them... They choose the fight. They throw a punch into the air... The crowd jeers. And they are so stunned by this, that they flop over onto the ropes!
Or maybe they're just getting into the Spirit.
Because apparently this is just a warm-up. For this Fall's Evangelization Extravaganza!