While Jim McDonough's appointment for another five years was not unexpected, the Cardinal's timing and his crackpot letter ends the charade of the "humble pastoral barefoot friar", doesn't it?
When your sheep are pointing out the corruption, the mismanagement, the conflicts of interest, the lying, the cronyism, the dereliction of fiduciary duties and the bankruptcy of trust, and asking you to "let my people go", he set his face like flint and pulled a passive aggressive stunt.
The cruelty is.... breathtaking.
The absurd letter was compounded by the "code of conduct" policy, wasn't it?
The man puts on the best dog and pony show in the history of Christendom.
Stay tuned kiddies. And buckle up