Let me join the world of creeping infallibility: this has to be of the Holy Spirit, no question about it, case settled!:
Cdl. Müller's strong statement of support for Bp. Strickland comes in the face of rumors that the Vatican will pressure the Texas prelate to resign his see.
From the Register: The bishop of San Francisco de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, Alfredo De la Cruz, who will be participating in the Synod on Synodality in October at the Vatican, said the event should discuss mandatory celibacy, the diaconate, and the ministerial priesthood for women, among other issues…
…Asked about what could change in Catholic doctrine, Bishop De la Cruz noted: “We must first distance ourselves from everything that fundamentalism signifies, from believing that doctrine can’t be touched. That would be the first temptation we would have, to believe that doctrine can’t be touched. Doctrine is there in order to reflect, to see.”…
… “we would have to address mandatory celibacy; we will have to address Communion to all those who participate in the Eucharist as a feast of the Lord and as a community of faith, because we say that Eucharist is the meeting place of all brothers. ‘Ah, I encounter my brother, but to one group I don’t give anything to eat’ and I leave them hungry,” he added.
Read the Register’s report by pressing link below the bishop’s photo. Certainly the Holy Spirit is guiding the Synod and this bishop:
The Vatican said Wednesday that the pope had named Bishop Benno Elbs, head of the neighboring Diocese of Feldkirch in Austria, as Vaduz’s apostolic administrator (“the see being vacant and at the disposition of the Holy See”).
Certainly some will say, to justify it, that all this is the work of the Holy Spirit—yes, that must be it:
At Crux, there is a commentary of the Leopard Nuncio. What Crux fails to report or to see is that the main problem is that the good bishop nuncio is not wearing an alb under the chasuble and more than likely no stole.
It looks ridiculous not so much because of the animal pattern, which would drive PETA crazy, but because there is no alb or stole: