Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Memoirs of Cardinal Bertone -- Does the Ex-Secretary Want to Pluck Some Hens?

(Rome) The former Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, who was not confirmed in his office by Pope Francis,  has written  his memoirs. "He writes calmly and with precision, but it is for sure - say people who are close to him - that he would pluck some hens," said Vaticanist Marco Tosatti.
Cardinal Bertone has not only been removed from his office by Pope Francis. The reigning Pope has appointed Bertone's predecessor, the Anti-Ratzinger, Angelo Cardinal Sodano himself, to the recently concluded Synod of Bishops on the family, but not Bertone who is too close to Ratzinger.

Considerable Part of the Criticism of Bertone Affirmed Benedict XVI.

Throughout his tenure, Cardinal Bertone has faced heavy bombardment. Contributed to by his own weaknesses in the quality of his leadership, but especially the enmity of Cardinal Sodano and his followers, who could never live down his deposition by Pope Benedict XVI.  The church circles that increasingly felt Benedict XVI. was a burden, but did not dare to criticize the Pope, fired  more eagerly at the Cardinal Secretary of State.
The internal tug of war went so far that a group of cardinals, two years before the resignation of Benedict XVI. called for the dismissal  of Bertone. A claim that contradicted the German Pope's understanding of  loyalty, "although he was not always happy about the work of his most important representative, he defended him," said Tosatti. Bertone Secretary of the Congregation 1995-2002 during Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's tenure as its Prefect. In the same year he was named by Pope John Paul II. as Archbishop of Genoa.  When Pope Joseph Ratzinger was elected, he picked him in 2006 as Cardinal Secretary of State in the Vatican, because he trusted his long-time employees.

"Victims of Moles and Snakes"

Benedict XVI. should have understood that the growing  pressure being directed at the Cardinal Secretary of State, was in reality meant for him. This led to the unusual situation that a pope had to defend his Secretary of State, who would have had actually to defend the Pope. A skewed situation that did not make the Pontificate of Benedict XVI any easier.
Cardinal Bertone, who speaks very good German, has been writing his memoirs since his retirement as Secretary of State. It should have  been replaced already on 15 August 2013, but this has dragged on due to the health problems of his successor, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, until 15 October.  "It is very well documented and follows a precise calendar in which  his meetings, talks and discussion topics were posted every day," said Tosatti.
The literary genre of memoir is rare, especially when a Cardinal Secretary of State picks up his pen and writes about his work in the vicinity of the then reigning Pope. To be precise, there is still be no precedent for it. The Cardinal in certain circumstances seems to be directly focused on  relating  the attacks against his person and with his retirement. At that time, Bertone spoke of being the victim of "moles and snakes".
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: La Stampa (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Cardinal Piacenza: "If the Church Does Not Maintain Doctrine, It Will Not Progress"

(Rome) The  Cardinal Grand Penitentiary of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, exhorts the Church: "If the Church does not maintain doctrine, it can not progress".
In an interview with Vatican Radio about the Synod of Bishops a priest consecrated by Cardinal Giuseppe Siri Cardinal still says: "The Church must constantly pay attention to two areas in particular. On one hand, it must keep the people in the faith and strengthen them that they remain in a state of grace, so they are inside, and on the other hand  it must always go to the outside. If it were not strong within, it could not go out."
And further: "Often we see this dichotomy in the media, unfortunately, sometimes by Church representatives: as if the substantive issue, the doctrinal aspect is portrayed as something grumpy compared to a laughing picture, 'Is open to ... '"
"If we had no healthy people if the doctors were not be healthy, they could not heal the sick. Therefore, always   remember that you can not the one if you lose the other," said the Grand Penitentiary.
"The priority", to always realize, "is to be found in preserving the deposit of faith, unchanged through the centuries and millennia," said Cardinal Piacenza. From this position, "the doctrine is that which is not an abstract truth, but a person, Jesus Christ, always and above all else."
The Cardinal of Genoa was the first Prefect of the Congregation of the Roman Curia, who was not confirmed by Pope Francis in office. On September 21, 2013, the Cardinal was added to the honorary post of Grand Penitentiary. Since 2011, Cardinal Piacenza has been President  of the foundation of pontifical right, Kirche in Not.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: laperfettaletizia
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promotes "Gay Pride" March in Atlanta

Edit: We just received this on the 17th of this month about the usual abuse of Catholic heritage and resulting sacrilege for the usual disordered proclivity in the name of mercy.  What's particularly tragic about this is the provenance of this parish as a Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory, former President of the UCCB and current Archbishop of Atlanta, has authorized the use of The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and support for participating in the secular Gay Pride Parade. The event took place on October 14th and the Shrine is listed as a sponsor endorsing the event.  

The laity in Atlanta has done nothing, and a cursory search of the internet shows no concern about this event, either.

It's on the site of the first church built in Atlanta and was first referred to as a shrine in 1954.

Here's an image of the daily bulletin, where the Shrine promotes the "Gay Pride Parade." (See below)




Disappointed Synodalists Complain "Conservative Attacks Against Pope"

Cardinal Schönborn back in Vienna
(Rome) Those church representatives are disappointed by  the Synod of Bishops "disappointed"  and taking stock. The homophilic party are especially disappointed. Among them is the Primate of England, Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster. The President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales had expected that,  the language of the Relatio Synodii would bring "respect", "welcome" and "appreciation" for aberrosexuals. But nothing of the sort.
Cardinal Nichols had tolerated his own "Gay Masses" in London. Only the new Prefect of the Faith, Gerhard Müller brought  ​​the spectacle to an  end in 2012.  (Archbishop of Westminster Ends "Homo Masses" - intervention of the CDF ).

Cardinal Schönborn Under Pressure at Home For Failure to Break

Also disappointed with the thwarted break in the Catholic Church, was today the Vienna Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn at a press conference in Vienna.  The president of the Austrian Bishops' Conference together with his West German colleagues Reinhard Cardinal Marx, he had nurtured high expectations towards second marriage and acceptance of homosexuality in advance of the Synod of Bishops, they are now at home under  pressure to make a statement (see  "Love is Love" - Cardinal Schönborn's tribute to homosexuals and a perverse logic ).
Cardinal Schönborn credited the Kasper-line, which he supported, with a "massive wave of attacks" against Pope Francis. The simple-minded explanations of the Austrian Cardinal weaves on a myth: evil "conservative" church officials who had been "afraid" of change, prevented  the right thing by "massive attacks" on the good Pope. 

Schönborn's Apology: "Massive Attacks" Against Pope

As evidence Cardinal Schönborn named reporting in the daily newspaper Il Foglio and the book by Antonio Socci, who doubts the validity of papal elections. And again the   Archbishop of Vienna linked  the current situation with the upheaval of the Second Vatican Council. Fifty years ago it had been exactly the same. The roles of good and evil are so clear for the Cardinal. Otherwise, the Cardinal insisted in the press conference in Vienna on his position of "opening", which he repeated from his hidden formulation.

Vienna Archbishop Insists on Wrapping the Marriage Sacrament and the Catholic Moral Teaching

The Cardinal boasted about his proposal presented at the Synod of Bishops, which subsists in from the Second Vatican Council on the Catholic Church can be transferred to the sacraments (see "Subsistit in" transferred to the sacraments - Schönborns loose "conditions" for remarried divorcees ).
"Is your gaze first into the living room and not in the bedroom," Schönborn repeated  this as the watchword of the auditor charged as Family Officer of the Archdiocese of Berlin invited to Rome, Ute Eberl . A formula that is supposed to lead past the sacrament of marriage and the obligations stemming from the Church's moral teaching, obligations for believers and pastors. According to Archbishop Cardinal Schönborn, the bishops, however, should "take to heart" this motto.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Archdiocese of Vienna (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Bergoglio's Disenchantment in a "mensis horribilis"? -- Pope Tirade Against Critics

Pope Salutes Like an American President
(Rome) for Pope Francis the month of October 2014 was a mensis horribilis (Messa in Latino). Although the Synod of Bishops on the family went according to plan in terms of support from the mass media, it did not in terms of the Cardinals and Bishops who exercise their pastoral office and take responsibility in the Church. Their resistance was underestimated by the  enthusiastic innovators of novelties. The papal note in the sermon for the beatification of Paul VI., God  "has no fear of new things" was looking back at the Synod of the pale smack one of those cartoon balloons with big words, but theologically modest or out of place content. What "fear" should have God and before these "innovations"? Such  inappropriate language that could be understood as a threat even within the church. It's the attempt at a provisional balance sheet of the Synod of Bishops.

Major Archbishop calls on Pope to read the Catechism

The Pope had to Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Grand Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church opened the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the General Congregation. A harrowing situation, at least for more recent Church history,  of unprecedented embarrassment. A Metropolitan and Synod father, who isn't instructing the believers in the Catechism, but the Pope himself. Literally speaking, Shevchuk spoke of the need "to send the faithful and the Pope a clear message" that "the family is  a solid and sacramental bond between a man and a woman," as Il Foglio reported.
Pope Francis, who is celebrated by the international media world, sees himself facing increasing  and unusual criticism. The journalist Antonio Socci has been so distraught by the Argentine counterpoint to Benedict XVI.  that he has fallen into a previously unknown form of the conservative anti-popery. The publication of his latest book earlier this month "Non è Francesco" (He is not Francis) does not hesitate to describe the reigning Pope "in yet the first part, where he tries to prove the invalidity of the election of Francis, in which Socci,equipped with common sense can convince readers," said Messa in Latino.

Antonio Socci's J'accuse

However, the second part of the book has  interesting documentation of  numerous fractures, which Francis has caused when compared to the previous pontificate. Socci has issued a weighty J'accuse, to which those before can not close their eyes, trying to escape its responsibility in the Church and before God.  Antonio Socci was never a representative of  tradition, but whose "conservative" direction was with John Paul II., wanted to form a counterweight to the devastation of the post-conciliar period. The book of the Rector of the Italian School of Journalism in Perugia is already out in Italy in the bestseller lists, although some Catholic bookstores, such as the chain of Paoline, refuse the sale. The sales success of Socci's book shows, in any case, that not all Catholics and non-Catholics are willing to form their opinion about the current pontificate only by the benevolent basis of papal hugs in front of cameras in great humanity.
The Synod has become practically a debacle for Pope Francis. However, the Church has taken significant damage, since the publication of the now shredded interim report, sent the wrong signals out to the people,  supported by the mass media. Signals that contribute to further confusion, since the message  desired by the Pope to the people was more clerly emphasized at the Synod than ever before: Everyone is free to do what he wants and with the blessing of the Church.

Vote of no Confidence  in Synod Against Francis

Cardinal Napier even spoke of  "irreparable damage" to the Synod in his indignant, but lucid first speech. The oxen were released and no matter how good the document of the Synod could be, they will not return. Ultimately, the Pope reached, though not in  desired form, the stated goal which is now obvious,   to hurl two thousand years of doctrine into the dustbin and not to do so with extensive encyclicals, but by some impromptu interviews in a few sentences.
However, this strategy has cost Bergoglio a high price. The Pope has been deprived of trust 17 months after his decision to have a  "parliament" as a collegial decision making  body in the Church of the Synod with which he attempted to make change. In the world of politics, this means, depending on the political system, an immediate end to a government or the beginning of her impending end. In fact, there has never been, under any pope, such an open and sometimes even vehement public opposition to the head of the Catholic Church.

Where Francis Writes About Collegiality Is There Manipulation Within?

It also seems that the last church members  have realized that Francis, despite his demonstrable  show about expressions of collegiality and freedom of speech, does not shrink from manipulation and the oppression of opinion  to enforce its objectives. The unspeakable interim report was written by the Archbishops Forte and Fernandez and approved by the Pope as far as it is now clear. The Synod were so outraged that they themselves rejected the long-held custom in the Church and not only out of respect and courtesy, attacked the material executors, when they meant the Pope, but those directly underlying the Pope.
In their rebellion in the Synod Hall made the Cardinals around Francis, accused the principal executors and not his henchmen. And the accusations  in themselves: The synod accused the Pope of having done "great damage" to the Church "great damage" inflicted, as Cardinal Raymond Burke formulated. Major Archbishop Shevchuk fordete the Pope frankly, to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Leading Cardinals like Prefect Gerhard Müller, Camillo Ruini or Raymond Burke  even denied the Pope a greeting.

Synod to Pope: "We don't seek cheap populism"

And how different then is  a pointed criticism of the Pope  in the patience of the Synod Working Group is to be read in Italicus B. "We're not looking for the cheap populism lulling everything and packed in cotton wool."
The American Cardinal Raymond Burke was  the public opponent of the Pope throughout the Synod.  A man of particular integrity, great piety and love for the traditional rite as well as distinctive intellectual ability. We will see whether the Pope will dare after this synod to dismiss the cardinal as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. Even if this should be the case, and Burke's room for maneuver and information access would be restricted, the Pope has found his challenger and who has the courage is no small thing,  in the face of religious practice and education to oppose the Pope publicly.

Cardinals Asked Benedict XVI., To Slow Francis

"Pope Francis has been undermined by  a serious mistake," said Messa in Latino in attacking the family, the central theme of the pontificate of John Paul II., who has significantly influenced the Catholics living today, and the pontificate of Benedict XVI. with the "non-negotiable values". "The lukewarm may be satisfied by moral laxity," but not the really faithful who consciously or unconsciously understand that this hand should be applied to substance.  There would probably  have been less resistance if the Pope had launched his attack in the area ecumenism, which is more personally distant to most. 
According to La Repubblica several cardinals contacted Pope Benedict XVI in the course of the Synod of Bishops . and asked him to slow down Pope Francis. Benedict XVI. is supposed to  have answered them: "I'm not the Pope, do not turn to me." Nevertheless, he sent a friendly embassy to Pope Francis, in which he again offered his theological  help. An aid that has not been used to date.

German Church Leaned Too Far Out the Windo Together with the Pope  

Who with Pope Francis leaned too far out of the window? An aging 68s clergy and the "German Church", as they say from Rome considers with a view to the north and the entire German-speaking world. That rich, but inwardly rotten church, having special regard for the church tax, although it is a huge machine that mainly manages itself and the faith more clearly undermines than it supports. A Church that also does not shrink, thanks to their money, in negatively affecting poorer churches and  destroying their clergy through scholarships to their schools and universities. The "German Church" stands for  "aberrosexual-understanding" and the "gradation of relations"  which is more naked than ever before in Cardinals Reinhard Marx and Christoph Schönborn.
Cardinal Walter Kasper, the idea man and spokesman of  the upheaval with papal blessing, has been undermined by his  derailment by African confreres and having revealed himself as a bold faced liar himself.  [He's been claiming to be Catholic for more than half-a-century, no?] Anyone who could take his place in the second part of the Synod of Bishops in 2015, currently still seems unclear. Cardinal Marx is indeed loud and strong minded,  but is considered a theological lightweight compared to Kasper, Cardinal Schönborn again is seen as too hesitating. Absolutely no cardinal is likely to seize  this role  after the debacle.
The Rhenish alliance is solely fused into a nationwide German-Austrian-Swiss. Not even the French wanted to participate any more. The Latin Americans, made sickly by the aid of the "German Church" and undermined by decades of liberation theology menace, were in Rome for Bergoglio, but the North Americans who are used to the struggle over the family in  policy, and the Africans along with the majority of Asians, have a healthy attitude on the subject, and vigorously opposed  the Pope.
A special role in Europe is still played by the Polish Church, which primarily has  substantive reasons. But  the Poles were also filed with outrage, who viewed Bergoglio's anti-Wojtyla position, whose relationship to Marxism is quite unclear. These days, the 30th anniversary of the death of a priest kidnapped and murdered by the Communists,  Jerzy Popieluszko.  Catholics in Poland are sensitive as they resist   the former communists positions represented by  Pope Francis in their gender agenda, abortion, "gay marriage" and the legalization of incest.

Discomfort for Months Already Smoldering Under the Surface

The explosion of the resistance during the Synod of Bishops were signals that already subliminally must have prevailed in the months before in high church circles, a strong discomfort about this pontificate. One reason is the almost unbearable tension  exhibited before the cameras between collegiality and humility, while his actual church government bore tyrannical trains. That applies not only to the Roman Curia. The humiliation, as the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, by Francis, without any consultation appointed a new deputy and a new Secretary-General, or the U.S. episcopate by the recent appointment of a progressive outsider to one of the most important episcopal sees in the United States in Chicago, was carefully noted abroad. In addition there are arbitrary dismissals without due process that did not give the humiliated a chance to justify himself. The most recent example is the deposed bishop of Ciudad del Este Livieres Rogelio, who was sent by the Pope without any justification, in the desert. Although summoned to Rome and asking for an audience with the Pope, was refused any conversation.

Bergoglio "a cunning Jesuit who does not simply concede the field" - Pope Tirade after Synod Debacle

"Pope Bergoglio is a fighting and cunning Jesuit, in contrast to Benedict XVI. who will not simply leave the field," said Messa in Latino . This is already shown in his final speech to the Synod in which he spoke of "moments of desolation,   tension and  temptations". When ever has such language been used in the past centuries, in its recent history in the context of a Church Congregation?
The Pope lamented in his closing speech to the Synod of Bishops last October 18 of a "negative hardening" and that they "should not be surprised by God" proposing, "the God of the surprises". Then he swore at the Synod Fathers, the Bergoglianesque  "surprises" were refused by "zealots, scrupulous, fussy and so-called traditionalists and intellectualists".

"Bishop of Rome" Suddenly Discovered He is Pope and Reminded Who's in Charge

In the same speech, Francis suddenly discovered he is not only the Bishop of Rome, as he otherwise demonstratively refers to himself, but the Pope. He was suddenly attentive to his prerogatives as "supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful", which is equipped with the "highest power in the universal Church". A clear message to remember who's in charge.
In his homily for the not uncontroversial beatification of Pope Paul VI. he then unmistakeably said: "On this day of the beatification of Pope Paul VI . his words come to my mind, with which he established the Synod of Bishops, carefully inquiring  the signs of the times, [we seek] to adjust the ways and methods [...] the growing needs of our day, as well as the altered circumstances of society ' (Acts . Letter Motu Proprio Apostolica sollicitudo ). "

"Early Autumn" of a Pontificate that Could not Advance Its "October Revolution"

Nevertheless, even in his well-meaning comments like the Huffington Post mentions "premature Fall of  a Leadership, which is unable to advance its October Revolution". Has the swan song of this pontificate already begun?
This much is certain: Pope Francis has lost his aura of rays. His trees do not grow in the proverbial sky. The unchurched press will test him further for support and complain about conservatives who plot against the Pope. There will still be millions of people who fall into ecstasy, because they crudely see the Pope as "meal". The church, however, is more and more believers and decision-makers seem to be aware that the Church  can not make a state with this Pope.

Impeachment or "lame duck"?

"Pope Francis now his Williamson case,  which Benedict XVI  had the consequence of open rebellion in further parts of the Church, "said Messa in Latino . For Francis, it's not about one person, but an assembly, which is a stumbling block and brings this pontificate to the ground of reality, as always, Pope Bergoglio will now react to it, possibly even with a still frenetic activism.
Perhaps a description of the situation can be  borrowed from big politics: If Pope Francis were  President of the US would he in the worse case, face the threat of an impeachment, impeachment trial in the better case, he would be for the rest of his remaining term of office a Lame Duck , a "lame duck ".
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

When Silence is Shame -- When Will Benedict XVI Say Something?

Pope Benedict With the Prince of the
Apostles, Peter
(Vatican) There is an attempt of a paradigm shift of revolutionary proportions in progress within the Catholic Church. "Revolucion Francisco" is how it is being reported by the Argentine television station Canal 9 on the Synod of Bishops. "Is Pope Francis initiating a revolution?" Austrian Broadcasting Corporation  hopefully asked  today. 

The French Revolution, which has yet to happen in the one Church of Jesus Christ is more than two hundred years too late, as Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini once expected.  Part of the shock troops of  a casuistic rebuilding of the Church's moral teaching, which raises the exception to the rule, is the Jesuit Order. What Cardinal Martini failed at, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has succeeded: the rise of the first Jesuit to the throne of Peter.
A commentary by Giuseppe Nardi
For 17 months a confusing rant about the people of God has been going down: attempts to abolish sin, destroy the understanding of sin, the idea of good and evil leading to absurdity and uplifting the autonomous conscience to be the last instance. A few days ago the Pope called out to the people: "There is no God." The intention of the statement could be awkward to explain. The question of what benefits it is supposed to have, this confusing, yes destructive, statement  by the head of the Church, however, is not being answered.

Would  the Case of Henry VIII. Have Been  "Dismissed" Differently in the Hands of Jesuit Casuistry?

The uniqueness of Catholic charity in the admonition of the sinner, the condemnation of sin and absolution in the confessional with penance is being replaced by a "new charity" of laissez faire and dissolved beyond recognition. The Church is to no longer to penetrate the world, but the world, the Church. The subversion of order in the Church from theocentricity to anthropocentrism is finding its completion. Christ is the comrade , the one who is addressed disrespectfully with a knock on the shoulder as a chum, then quickly disposed of, unnoticed in the priorities of the individualistic egoism. The rest is dialectical self-adulation and the honey of taking their own path. Gilbert Keith Chesterton whose fictional character, Father Brown, however, says about the healing responsibility and importance of the Church and the priesthood: "We must say the word that saves from hell"?
The Synod of Bishops revealed, that in 2014, the Cardinals Kasper, Marx and Schönborn, with papal support, would have dismissed the case against the English King Henry VIII. in 1534. Casuistically. The Martyrdom of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More were not the way of loyalty to the reigning pope, but the fidelity to the teaching and mission of Christ. A key difference.

When Does Benedict XVI. Manifest the Sign of Contradiction?

So the question arises as to whether and when the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. will manifest a sign of contradiction and hurry  to the defense of the Church's teaching. After all, he carries a substantial share of the responsibility that it has come to this, as it has come. Irrefutable fact is that the 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires would never have become Pope, had Benedict XVI not declared his resignation.  Whatever the background that led to this startling step, we can only speculate. What is certain is that the official explanation must be noted, however, there can be few good reasons for a step of such importance.
Pope Benedict XVI. announced in February 2013 that he would  be "invisible for the world", but continue his work in other ways, in sacrifice and prayer for the Church. Come it's different. Because of the radical contrast between Pope Francis and his predecessor, began to arouse the suspicions among the people of God after the conclave at the Vatican, the feeling that  between incumbent and retired, there wasn't the slightest difference between the two popes. The results were scenes of encounters of two popes, which triggered much ridicule in the world,  and the many faithful people for good reason were irritated more than reassured. A retired existence   may understandably conform to the thinking of social legislation  of trade unions, however, it is contrary to the commission of Christ, which the faithful feel instinctively.
When does Benedict XVI. a sign of contradiction?

The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep?

Rather than remain invisible to the world in sacrifice and prayer, Benedict XVI  entered, whomever his  successor wants, to be in the public, dumb and as an extra. Through his punctual appearance before the public eye,  continuity is mimicked and indirectly conveys the impression that Benedict XVI himself would approve the upheaval being urged on by Pope Francis.
The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep is unworthy of Benedict XVI. and is just another form of subsequent dismantling of his pontificate. The spectacle of the performances of Benedict XVI., recently presented on the Day of The Elderly, introduced at the  senior club of pensioners, gives the impression of a puppet in the hands of a puppeteer. An impression of the exploitation that has something unworthy in itself. Its confusion which culminated this last April 27, as in the controversial, politically correct double canonization of John Paul II., and unmiraculous John XXIII., two popes concelebrated in St. Peter's Square.

Attempt to Lay Hands on the Roots of the Catholic Church founded by Christ

At the Synod of Bishops, the experiment was obviously to overturn the Church's sacraments, and thus to lay hands on the roots of Christianity and the Catholic Church. The unspeakable interim report is eloquent proof. It will be corrected and straightened out for the final report. Should it not  be written ex novo, but it will remain a rotten fruit in the matrix. Given these dramatic events in the Church, it would send a strong signal if Benedict XVI., who has received the Papal invitation to participate on Sunday at the conclusion of the Synod and the beatification of Paul VI, would stay away.
He has a lot of other ways only but to withdraw from the choreographic assigned role. Whether as emeritus pope, a role he has ascribed to himself and where it will have certainly meant something, or equipped as a cardinal of the Church, as a bishop or a priest, with his own will, he can lay aside his reticence and silence, but it need not be. Especially not after he has been silent for one and a half years, however, exploited by his successor. Nowhere is it written that Benedict XVI. must not raise his voice. No ecclesiastical provision forbids him.

Benedict's Duty of Fraternal Correction of His Successor

Has he not rather a duty to Christ and His bride, the Church? Does he not  also have a commitment to fraternal correction of his successor and the cardinals and bishops? To show commitment as well as visible help and support for all consecrated and faithful people? The claim that one message from Benedict XVI. would involve the danger of a schism in itself, is without any foundation. The truth can never be the cause of a schism, only the error and therefore the deviation from the truth.
As Cardinal Kasper makes his voice heard, so also can Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. assert himself  throughout, and  especially with his whole authority and weight. It was just Cardinal Kasper, who a few days after his resignation and a few days before the start of the conclave against Benedict XVI, uttered a warning which he himself described as "advice". He warned the newly resigned Pope from the pages of the daily newspaper, La Repubblica, who himself would play shortly thereafter an important and controversial role for Pope Francis, not to "interfere in matters of Church government and Church politics" in any way. It was an irony of fate, just as have been made ​​at the time of official moment of resignation, that was for Kasper,   the favor of the lucky hour. If the resignation had occurred a few days later, Kasper would have no longer been able participate in the conclave that influenced the election of the new Pope  and  become, with papal mandate, the spokesman of the "new charity". Kasper can warn, but Benedict XVI. not let them impress him: Wherever he appears,  Tu es Petrus must be intoned. Tu es Petrus! This does, however, mean something quite independently from those associated with the resignation and controversial issues.
The abdicated Pope will sacrifice in secret for the Church and pray. But it is also not clear that he truly serves the Church with his silent appearances in public,   nor to bring help for the salvation of millions of more or less disoriented people . No authority in the world could disincentive Benedict XVI.  from  entering into his present position in the Church by other gestures than in the past few months and especially by statements in defense of the truth of the Church's doctrine and maintenance of order. Nobody, except he himself,  could also prevent him from celebrating  the Immemorial   Mass  of All Ages in the Vatican or outside.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Kasper Talks About Pope's "Hundred Year Plan"

(Vienna) This past Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Walter Cardinal Kasper briefly interrupted the more or less obvious destruction within the context of the Synod of Bishops, to lecture at the "dies facultatis" the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna  on "The keeping of the ecclesiological and ecumenical vision of Pope Francis ".
Although the full text of the lecture is not available, there is a  a detailed article published by the Katholiche Austria Press Agency. It has Kasper  quoted as saying: "The spirit of the Council is blowing  in the Synod." The recent and increasingly bitter remarks about Cardinals Müller and Burke who are  opposed, said Kasper, is contrasted instead by the work of the synod,  where a climate of "confidence, joy and freedom" is found, which has been  shown also in the interim report from last Monday. Kasper tried to play off the history of the Church for Pope Francis, speaking of a pessimistic mood, that is accusing  the new Pope of initiating a rupture. In his presentation, the German cardinal described the Holy Father as "God's gift to the Church and this time."
The "Catholic News Agency Austria" writes in its article: "The reform program, which Pope Francis Church had decreed was a '100 year program', said Kasper, since it  concerns all dimensions of being church in the attitude of every Christian. Thus, the current choices of rich, according to Kasper, are also far beyond the pontificate of Francis; the success of the Pope [...] therefore depends on whether we will be able to bring the awakening spirit to life in future pontificates."  Whether  a Catholic can reform his "fundamental beliefs", of course, is highly questionable. The Catholic does not change his fundamentals because the church does not change her basic fundamentals. The Church does not change  Her fundamentals, because God does not change. Incidentally, the overbearing Kasperian concept of "100 year program" seems hardly compatible with the Pope's "humble church." 

Cardinal Kasper in Vienna
Nevertheless  Cardinal Kasper has bandaged the pontificate of Pope Francis with the mood of a "new springtime", so that among the participants in the Synod of Bishops, which comes to an end in a few days,  observed the much-touted "Francis" effect. With Francis, a "paradigm shift" has been completed. Accordingly, we could not squeeze him into the "familiar progressive-conservative schema" or determine to assign a "theological school of thought" to him.The "Catholic News Agency Austria" writes: "Rather, it combined elements of tradition in his understanding of the Church  with elements 'a ecclesia semper reformanda '- a church that is pushing for change. Francis thus consciously imagines the tradition of the conciliar Popes John XXIII. and Paul VI., who always wanted to re-interpret it in the light of the signs of the times' the unchanging gospel." Pope Francis was a "practical man and of encounter ", referring to the "primacy of reality consists before the idea ".
The German Cardinal even puts the Pope in connection with the widespread Latin American liberation theology.  So this was  taken up in the liberationist three steps "see, judge, act". At the same time one should not connect Francis with the kind of liberation theology that has been condemned by the Church. Instead, the "Catholic News Agency Austria" says, "the liberation theology of Jorge Mario Bergoglio builds on a special Argentine variant of a theology of the people and culture. These have strong European theological and philosophical roots and a high level of sensitivity to local pieties and regional social situations. Instead of the idea of ​​class struggle, the liberation theology of the Pope was influenced by the idea of ​​reconciliation."
Against this background the other statements made by Cardinal Walter Kasper may be able to be understood by what Francis had in mind with a "participation of the people of God, every individual in the Church." The Church must be therefore primarily, be a church "with an ear to the people." One should not play out the relationship between church doctrine and gospel against each other, says Kasper. This immediately raises the question, why is the Cardinal doing exactly that as regards the indispensable since at least February 2014. Finally, doctrine and gospel is on a line, it's straight and very clear when it comes to adultery. According to Kasper, it constitutes the "joy of the Gospel" the foundation of any "proper understanding of the doctrine." With his evangelical program "Francis seizes  the original message of the Church and its mission from the past" - whatever Kasper means by this statement.
Text: Benedict M. Buerger
image: katholisch.at (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches....

Jesuit School Happily Honors Condemned Liberation Theology Professor and Employs Predator

 Edit:  A liberation theologian, who is also a sexual predator and byproduct of St. John's University Theology department in Collegeville is in good standing with the Jesuits of Loyola.  What are the odds?

But Michael Diaz holds the "John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service"!  Miguel Diaz who propositioned his colleagues so much they complained about him, is somehow qualified to teach theology at a "Jesuit" school.  Well, if evil means good, ugly means beautiful, and so on, then, maybe modern Jesuits are Catholic too?



As this article reports from College Fix:
Advocate of ‘liberation theology’ gets honorary degree;  disgraced professor left nearby school after married couple’s allegations 
Loyola University-Chicago has a soft spot for liberation – from both oppressors and sexual restraint. 
The Jesuit university said last week that Jon Sobrino, S.J., would visit Loyola in November to participate in activities celebrating Ignatian Heritage Month. 
Twenty-five years ago, the Salvadoran Army killed six Jesuits in the rectory where Father Sobrino resided during the civil war that wracked El Salvador. A fellow Jesuit wrote in the National Catholic Reporter that Sobrino survived that day because “he happened … to be in Bangkok.” 
The school will give Sobrino an honorary degree and he’ll deliver a public address, Loyola said in an email to the community, asking for faculty and students to sign up early for events: “We expect Father Sobrino’s address to draw a lot of interest.”

Link to The College Fix 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Could Kasper's Remarks Finally Derail the Synod's Intended Course?

Edit:  When he's not insulting Catholic sensibilities, he's offending political correctness, and it's looking very curious indeed that Pope Francis has so enthusiastically endorsed Cardinal Kasper.   Surely he must have known Kasper's penchant for making remarks that are offensive to the consensus.  Since the media hasn't complained about the honored and very controversial presence of Cardinal Daneels at the Synod, it's very doubtful they will notice Kasper's impolitic remarks insulting the religiosity of conservative African Bishops, who frankly, have more important problems than coddling a very small minority of people in the West.

It's not the first time Cardinal Kasper has gotten in trouble.  Some may recall the time when he told the press that Heathrow Airport was like a Third World Country, when he was in England as part of the Pope's visit.  He was promptly sent home.

Now he's been quoted by a journalist, Edward Pentin, as saying that Africans really can't be relied on to effectively discuss "homosexuality."  Despite denying that he ever said this, Pentin says he did and has a video recording of Kasper in interview.  More recently, he's resigned himself to calling his remarks part of an informal and internal discussion he's having with himself in the presence of electronic devices, and considers the concern about his remarks as an attack on the Pope himself, since the Pope has, says Kasper, fully endorsed him.

 Rorate reported that Zenit took the interview down, well, it's back up again, at least at Kath.net...

There's a poll, also, asking if Cardinal Kasper should be refused Holy Communion for his dissent on Catholic teaching.  Right now, 83% of the respondents say he should.

Photo from That the Bones you Have Crushed...

Cardinal Burke in Vienna -- Pontifical Mass in Karlskirche on November 4th

(Vienna) This coming November 4th  a Tridentine Pontifical Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church in Vienna for the feast of the church patron, St. Charles Borromeo. The celebrant will be Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
The music will be sung by the Cappella Borromea in the Messa a cinque voci of Giovanni Rovetta (1596-1668) and the hymn from the Graduale Medicæum (1613/1614). The organizer is Una Voce Austria, a Catholic lay association, which is connected in a special way the Holy Mass and the sacraments in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The association is committed to the preservation and maintenance of traditional Latin liturgy, in a special way "for  serving her musical tradition, in particular of Gregorian chant." Una Voce Austria also seeks  "the  transmission of genuine faith, that is expressed in an unsurpassable way in this liturgy."
Last year, Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur celebrated the Pontifical Mass (see picture).
The Pontifical Mass begins at 6 pm  in the Karlskirche, Karlsplatz, near the State Opera.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Una Voce Austria
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Record Building Costs in the Archdiocese of Munich and No "Swank Cardinal" - Campagne -- The Background

Expenditure Politics of the German Bishops' Conferene
(Munich) "Are punitive measures soon to be weighed against the power hungry Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Cardinal of Munich and Freising?" Asks Corrispondenza Romana . Will the German press launch a campaign against the "Swank-Cardinal"? Will Rome exile Cardinal Marx   for a break in a monastery and then  cashier him coldly? If you read the numbers on the cost of construction for the Archdiocesan campus in Munich, one would have to expect a repeat of the outrage, as occurred in the case of Limburg, only harder.
The Archdiocese is currently building a chancery  in the city on the Isar. Now, the costs have been published. 51 million euros for the beautification of the Archdiocese, says Vicar General Peter Beer. At seven and a half million more than recently estimated, because the roof was to blame. Whether you have reached the end of the story, it seems not yet to be clear.
The diocesan employees were outsourced for the construction and distributed to six locations with additional costs. There they have to stay longer than planned. Probably until the end of the 2015.

Limburg Bishop Subjected to Public Lynching

However, it is surprisingly quiet in the media forest. The calm before the storm? Not at all. Really amazing when you think back to the smear campaign against the Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter van Elst Tebartz who went through all the tabloids last year. From the "bishop of bling" was the kind of talk  which was circulated by the media or better by the cocoa poured to the amusement of the "people".  There was talk about a gilded bathtub  and particularly brave, intelligent contemporaries   actually made a determined search, but they could find nothing.
The bishop was summoned to Rome and is supposed, according to his own claims, to have had an encouraging conversation with Pope Francis. And so it happened: the "hopeful" bishop had been banned by the Pope to a convent and after being allowed to mull  over the matter with some Montegras, so that the pious people of God might not yet even think of an uprising, he was deposed.

If in Doubt It's Against the "Conservatives"

The reason was suddenly no longer the money. The bishop had divided the diocese. In fact, it was because the bishop was, according to the progressives, a  "conservative",  "pious" and "normative", they have broken away from him. But in the German Conference of Bishops in Rome and saw it differently. They wanted to see it differently anyway. The maxim is too long: in  a case of doubt for the faithful shepherd. Since we in our time should but always consider the positive things, can also be applied to the devise: translated "When in doubt, for the Progressive". Ideal are bishops who find themselves  easily "in the middle of society," so when in doubt they rub elbows with "progressive" secular elites too much.
Cardinal Meisner defended his brother Limburger and praised his "theological depth and decidedly Catholic orientation". A description of the Tebartz van Elst that already stood out from the majority of the German bishops. But nobody wanted to hear, media, liberal laity and priests and Brothers in the Episcopate had tasted blood. The hypocrites indeed railed mightily  about the money, but in reality it was about a factional dispute within the Church. The mob, which calls for the crucifixion, is there  always.

Behind Money Debate There Was Factional Dispute in the Bishops' Conference

It was just Cardinal Marx, who vehemently and also in Rome campaigned for the removal of Tebartz van Elst. So loudly that Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne at that time  pointed to the lack of "episcopal fraternity" being exhibited at the time for the Limburger Pastor, who was actively exposed by  some clergy and lay church officials to a public lynching. Meisner called out Cardinal Marx explicitly by name. And what the attitude of the German bishops was really  concerned with: Only a handful of bishops in the Bishops' Conference had resisted the Marx-Woelki-Langendörfer-Synod which attempted to enforce the sexual revolution in the Church.
The Archdiocese of Munich is to rebuild its chancery for 51 million euros. Maybe even more. Nevertheless, there will be neither a front page on the Bild newspaper with a portrait of Cardinal Marx and the accusatory headline "Swank-Cardinal". There is neither a cost-campaign, nor accusations of being in a race to spend  against the President of the German Bishops Conference. The indifferent silence to Munich's case reveals the "Bling" campaign directed against Limburg as a hypocritical intrigue.
Limburg's deposed Bishop Tebartz van Elst belonged to the disruptive minority in the Episcopal Conference, which defends the priest celibacy, which is against a "democratization" of the Church with free elections of bishops and priests, who is against women priests, against the genuflection before the zeitgeist,  against the sale of the marriage sacrament in favor of remarried divorcees, and against  "gay marriage," wild marriages and all other "gradual" forms of cohabitation.
Cardinal Marx, however, is DBK President, he represents the majority. He may, as a members of the Synod in Rome continue unabashedly to represent a "new openness" and "new charity",  demanding a change in pastoral practice and even the Church's teaching on the sacrament of marriage. Any questions?
What happens to bishops, who disturb too much that "episcopal unity", seem to have become a very valuable commodity among Zeitgeist sailors, at least where Progressives set the tone, that's well known, especially since the dismissal of Bishop Rogelio Livieres of Ciudad del Este .
Text: Andreas Becker
Image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 221st Anniversary of the Murder of Marie Antoinette


Today is the 221st anniversary of the murder of the "Capet Widow".  Her Most Christian Majesty, Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Navarre, Archduchess of Austria.

Already on the 21st of January, 1793, her husband, His Most Christian Majesty, King Louis XVI of France and Navarre, had proceeded her in martyrdom.

Long Live the Monarchy!
Long Live Louis XX!



H/t Cohors Regia...

"Love is Love" -- Cardinal Schönborn's Inclination to Aberrosexuals and a Perverse Logic

(Rome) Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna agreed in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera to praise  homosexual relationships. As to the matter  of the Bishops' Synod on the Family the President of the Austrian Bishops' Conference gave an interview.
In a seemingly already quite unrealistic addendum, he relates, is his appreciation already under the context of the article.  If homosexuals interpret their relationship in sustainability, then, says the Vienna cardinal, homosexual relations are "exemplarily human". The Holy Scriptures, which the Cardinal concealed as far as possible,  speaks of a "abomination in the sight of God," on the other hand.

68er Slogans with 50 Years Delay in the Church

He himself, the Cardinal,  knows a Gay couple in Vienna (!) who live in a registered partnership. As one of the two gay men became ill, the other has "not left his side." Schönborn's exact words were: "It was wonderful, human and Christian, as the one  took care of the other."
This "exemplarily human behavior must be recognized" the cardinal took issue against those who make objections in principle to homosexuality and those who flatter them. A condemnation of homosexuals was not possible, said the Cardinal. And so, what Schönborn did not say, there is no condemnation of homosexuality. "Love is Love" was one of the dumb 68er sayings that seem to have arrived in the Church after an  almost 50 year delay.

Bishops and Priests Should Bow Before Aberrosexual "exemplary human behavior" 

Schoenborn also provided a selective presentation of the Scriptures, in which the Cardinal pitted Jesus against himself and his teaching position. If bishops and priests are not able  to bless them, then they should at least bow before the "exemplary human behavior of homosexual," said the ÖBK-President. "These things must be acknowledged," he added, turning to a condemnation of homosexuals. Jesus told the people, even the tax collectors and prostitutes would enter heaven, a message that should not be forgotten especially by bishops and priests.

"All is love": In Addition to Homosex Polygamy, Pedophilia and incest?

The statements of Cardinal Schönborn was published in the Tuesday edition of the Corriere della Sera. In it, he accepts the thesis of an alleged "gradation" of relations, according to which there are no bad or sinful relationships any more, but only more or less perfect forms ("long form"). This applies to open marriages, premarital relationships, gay relationships, polygamous relationships. Only implicitly, it seems are pedophilic or incestuous relationships are not excluded, neither from the interim report of the Synod or by Cardinal Schönborn.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Archdiocese of Vienna
Trans: Tancred vekron99@nhotamil.co
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Pope Francis Passes Notes to Cardinal Baldisseri

Edit:  do I have to separate you two?

(Rome) What is on the piece of paper written by Pope Francis  handed to the Secretary of the Synod, Cardinal Baldisseri in the Synod Hall?
The Pope, who participates in the General Congregations, but doesn't speak, reaches again and again for a fountain pen and writes something on scraps of paper, which he then can deliver to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri. "This is not a possible wish, but I would not pay just a  little to know what is written on the piece of paper which Pope Francis wrote  and  sent to the Secretary General of the Synod," said the Vatican expert Marco Tosatti.

Pope Francis Giving Directions on How the Synod is to Run?

The cardinal read the slips of paper   supplied, wrote something under it and sent it back to the Pope, who stuck it in his pocket. So Tosatti describes the flow of messages list, the number of times since the beginning of the Synod repeated every day. The exchange could not be hidden from the  attentive synod participants. Especially not during the remarks given by Cardinal Burke and Müller, as an attack on marriage teaching of the Church was in the air.
The series of messages convey the impression that the Pope is giving instructions to the Synod Secretary. Who, when the instructions can or should address? It is known that Pope Francis has placed people loyal to him at all strategic positions of the Bishops' Synod. This includes Cardinal Baldisseri as Archbishop Forte to name just two.

Among the Synod Participants Themselves,  Resentment is Spreading - Interim Report "Unacceptable"

Since the beginning of this week, the Synod no longer convenes in Assembly, but separated according to language groups. Among the synod fathers discontent is spreading. First,  every day it is more apparent that what the media reports, does not correspond to what actually happens in the Synod and a direction that is favored by Cardinal Kasper. Then there came the interim report of Cardinal Peter Erdo, in which many members of the synod do not recognize.
41 synod participants came forward to speak after the announcement of the Interim report in the Synod Hall, including  Cardinals Pell, Ouellet, Müller, Caffarra, Scola, Dolan, Filoni, Vingt-Trois, Burke, Rylko and all spoke out against Kasper's proposal, who also spoke. They criticized the ambiguity of the entire report and the homophilic statements, had   called for a clear statement of the truth about marriage and the family, a clear statement against abortion and against artificial insemination.

Cardinal Erdo, Himself Amazed,  Points to "Homo" Passage by Archbishop Forte

The interim report has been signed by Erdo, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, but was written by others. These "others", were officials hand-picked by Pope Francis. Erdo was apparently astonished, and he told the press conference that the text part did not come from him and pointed to Archbishop Bruno Forte as the author of the controversial passage about homosexuality.
In the discussions the Synod Fathers are talking about two different synods: One is the actual Synod and then a desired one, a manipulated Synod. Cardinal Müller already hinted last week that manipulation is in play. Cardinal Burke has said it now openly. Archbishop Gadecki, the chairman of the Polish Bishops' Conference unmistakably expressed his displeasure. For this purpose, he used the Polish section of Radio Vatican, the only one open to him, as the President of the Polish Bishops, which could not be closed, however,  as has been happening with the other language groups. The interim report was "unacceptable for many bishops unacceptable," he said, as he brought his opinion to the point.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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