I was wrong about the resignation of Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich. I wrote here that “it is unlikely that Pope Francis would have permitted [Marx’s resignation letter] to be published if he did not intend to accept it.” Wrong, but perhaps understandably so. Objectively it remains “unlikely” that a superior would permit someone to publish a resignation letter if he did not intend to accept it…
The theater of Cardinal Marx’s resignation was clearly intended to convey a message. But what?
Praise the Lord