Have you ever been in a brightly lighted candle-lit room, and had somebody turn off the candles one by one? That's what I felt like after hearing that Archbishop Piero Marini has been fired by the Pope for being too progressive. Apparently he's going to be replaced by another person named Marini, which is obviously an effort by the Vatican to hide this "midnight surprise." It's almost like when the Baltimore Colts left town in the middle of the night and became the Arizona Cardinals. It's a disgrace!
But most of all, it's really sad. I mean, a lot of the Fathers of Vatican II are getting kind of old, and a lot of them are being forced into retirement and exile by the minions of Rome. Where there was once a bright constellation of progressive spirit-seekers, there is now a growing darkness, as we regress back into a hidebound medieval dark age.