A friend comments:
When the Faith is proclaimed, a German bishop cries:
As well they should. They’ve overplayed their hand. They should have settled for the continuing, incremental slide into indeterminancy, but Pope Francis (wittingly or unwittingly) drew them out from their cultural cover. Check the old story of the “feigned retreat” at the Battle of Hastings. Now that it’s open warfare, they lose.
Or as a Roman Emperor was once rumoured to have said, “Let all the poison that lurks in the mud hatch out.