Remember how I poked fun at the Laboris Instrumentum for claiming that the "earth cries"? That concept comes from Leonardo Boff, the dissident and heretic behind that document and much of the sin-nod itself. Note that he left the priesthood after he was silenced by Cardinal Ratzinger. Sound familiar? That's because Boff was not the only one disciplined by Benedict XVI and rehabilitated by Pope Francis. Recall that McCarrick himself was ordered to conduct no public appearances but who had those sanctions lifted when Francis took the throne. It's quite possible that some of the motivation here is to provide yet another poke in the eye to Benedict XVI.
Did you also catch that this sin-nod will take place in Rome and not near the Amazon itself? Wait a minute! What about all that highfalutin talk about "smell of the sheep" and "accompaniment"? Now I just wonder how many private jets will be spewing their carbon footprints all over the place to ferry their well-heeled passengers to this gab-fest? At any rate, the two surviving dubia cardinals have outright condemned the Instrumentum Laboris. I would think that by extension they have rightly condemned the upcoming sin-nod itself.