Dubia: What (I Think) Happens Next
If the past is any guidance for the future, one can make some pretty reasonable assumption as to what happens next: official silence, unofficial bitching, covert intimidation, and FrancisPropaganda from the papal (homo) entourage.
Remember what happened after the first synod: there was no official, worded challenge to the bishops who had revolted against the heretical mid-way document (the infamous Relatio post disceptationem). However, the Evil Clown went on and on for months, bashing the doctors of the law etc, and leaving no doubt as t whom he was meaning. This is the official silence and unofficial bitching part.
But Francis also stated, in his final speech, that the bishops now had one year time to, more or less, change their mind. That was the beginning of the covert intimidation that has been going on since. Finally, the Evil Clown unleashed a number of more or less perverted followers on a Twitter and interview campaign.
I think the pattern will now be repeated. Expect the Evil Clown to unleash his oversized Inner Bitch in almost every off-the-cuff rant, out of sheer anger that some of his Cardinals refuse to follow the Communist Party line. However, I expect no “yes or no” answer to the Dubia: it will be either silence or FrancisWaffle with the statement that well, that's the answer, and do with that what you want.
In the meantime, horrible things will be promised to the bishops and cardinals who are suspected of Catholicism, like for example withdrawal of promotions, transfer or (horrible dictu!) even demotion. I trust this will be enough to scare most of them, and possibly all of them.
However, it could go the other way: more and more bishops and cardinals find on eBay little-used backbones and male genitals and, after much trembling, click “buy it now”; after which they finally decide to start doing their job and Make the Vatican Great Again.
Not very likely, but you never know.
We live in strange, disturbing, but on occasion extremely exhilarating times.