Historian Roberto de Mattei has been fired from his broadcast at Radio Maria for being critical of aspects of this pontificate.
This follows on the heels of Radio Maria firing two long time hosts, Mario Palmaro and Alessandro Gnocchi, for a similar infraction after a critical article at the height of the papal interview parade last fall.
So this is how it is to be now. The Pope commands us to shake up the Church. Shake it up, but don’t step out of line.
Well, actually, you can step out of line as long as you step to the left. An entire Episcopal conference can be in open rebellion and that is tolerated because they are stepping away from long held Church teaching. You can openly ridicule the head of the CDF and you will be tolerated.
If you step the other direction, you will be squashed. Just ask Mario Palmaro, Alessandro Gnocchi, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and now Roberto de Mattei.
Welcome to the open Church where nobody judges anymore.