Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Becciu Denies Wrongdoing

[Financial Times] The cardinal who oversaw the team at the heart of a Vatican investigation into a suspicious London property deal conducted additional investments of up to £100m in other London luxury apartments, documents show.

Documents including emails and financial accounts seen by the Financial Times show that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, whom Pope Francis forced to resign last week, invested Vatican funds into a portfolio of ultra-prime flats in and around Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, one of the most expensive residential addresses in London.

The revelations of additional high-end London property acquisitions decided by the 72-year-old Italian clergyman come as Vatican magistrates are investigating a separate €350m investment in a large building in Chelsea called 60 Sloane Avenue, which Cardinal Becciu also oversaw when it was made in 2014.


Meanwhile, Archbishop Pell cheers Bergoglio’s new decision:

Pell again seemed to hint at a link in a statement last week in which he “thanked and congratulated” Francis for firing Becciu.

“I hope the cleaning of the stables continues in both the Vatican and Victoria,” Pell said, referring to his home state of Victoria where he was convicted.

Pell, 79, said in April he planned to return to Rome when the coronavirus pandemic allowed him to pack up his apartment. But he intended to make Sydney his home.


Monday, September 28, 2020

To the President before the Debate

Mr. President:

As elections near, the deep-state plan is to augment the COVID-19 "emergency" so that Democrats can blame you for it. They are hinging on the high COVID death numbers to win the election, but you have powerful leverage from the CDC and other reliable sources to set America straight on these numbers. 

The CDC now says that only 9200 people in America have died from COVID-19, not 183,779 as previously reported, and with the eyes of the nation on you this Tuesday you have a prime opportunity to shatter this myth and allay the nation's fears while pointing out how this low figure is largely due to the excellent response of your administration. The numbers from the CDC are accurate and should be exploited to the full, so rub it in because it could gain you many extra votes in the process! 

The only real emergency we have is this deep-state effort to lie to the American people about COVID-19 so that Democrats can use the crisis as a political tool to restrict our freedoms, close our churches, and take away our livelihood and prosperity. Socialists have every mind to enslave America under a communist tyranny so it is crucial that the truth about COVID-19 be noised abroad before the election because only "the truth will make you free." (John 8:32)  

If America ever doubted that Socialism was at work in our country BLM revolutionaries certainly shattered this doubt this year, so Americans at this point should have no trouble believing that deep-state socialists are exaggerating COVID-19 figures so they can blame you before the election.

This Tuesday's presidential debate indeed is a prime opportunity to bring the true COVID case and death numbers to the people.

New CDC report shows 94% of COVID-19 deaths in US had contributing conditions

Choosing Pepper Spray for Everyday Carry

With the likelihood that Antifa, BLM, and various aberrosexual groups will ratchet up their shenanigans in the coming weeks, a small investment in pepper spray may be advisable.   Although not to be used in anger or for fun, it can be a valuable tool to help you extricate yourself from a difficult situation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Vatican II and its Scandalous Impact on the World

By David Martin 

While many today have commented on the growing spirit of revolution in the West, few have connected this revolution with the revolt from Catholic tradition that was set in motion at Vatican II. 

There is no denying that Vatican II engendered a spirit of infidelity in the Western world, evidenced just by today’s skyrocketing divorce, contraception, and abortion. At the Council Christ’s beloved Spouse the Church – ‘threw off her wedding veil’ and began flirting with other religions (ecumenism) to the end that Catholic women today have followed suit, refusing to cover their heads in Church and to submit to their husbands’ authority, and this in turn has fostered the same rebellious attitude among their offspring. 

In a recent interview with Italian journalist Marco Tosatti (full interview here), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Papal Nuncio to the United States, said that “it was precisely the spirit of Vatican II that marked the end of a hierarchically constituted society, and of the traditional values common to the Western world.” 

The Archbishop said:

“Without Vatican II, we would not have had the student revolution that radically changed life in the Western world, the vision of the family, the role of women, and the very concept of authority.” 

Old Mass Needed to Restore our Focus   

Today’s modernist revolution indeed would not have materialized had Vatican II not convened. All the evils of the modern world stem from our having taken our eyes off of Christ, so the way that we refocus our eye on Christ is by universally restoring the Traditional Latin Mass that was said before Vatican II. 

For the light of tradition emanating from the old liturgy is that Lumen Gentium wherewith to enlighten and attract the world to Christ. The Church was instituted as a universal beacon so that the light of Christ might shine over the planet and germinate the seeds of virtue in man, but by withholding this light from the world the Church today is hindering the plan for man's salvation and casting a darkness over the entire planet, giving rise to superstition, idolatry (Pachamama), heresy, violence, profanation of the Church and the general tearing down of our Christian culture. 

The ensuing revolution in the West indeed is the end result of tearing down the Catholic Church.  The Church since Vatican II has been engaged in a spiritual revolt against God, which has paved the way to material revolution, so the only recourse for restoring our sick planet is to return to tradition and "let your light shine before men" (Matt. 5:16), remembering that, "He that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven." (Mt. 10:33)

The Rebellious Liturgical “Reform” 

The sin of pride was behind the liturgical revolution of Vatican II. The liturgy was changed because the church had grown ashamed of its own light. Infiltrating Judases like Cardinal Suenens and Msgr. Bugnini used Pope Paul VI to sign for a Mass that he himself had not called for. The blueprint for the "Mass of Pope Paul VI" was already completed in spring 1962, sixteen months before Pope Paul's election. The opening session of Vatican II was merely used to push it through, whereby the liturgical schema, known as the "Bugnini Draft," was formally adopted on December 7, 1962, as the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and later promulgated on December 3, 1963, as Sacrosanctum Concilium.   

Mass Facing the People 

The primary objective in installing the New Mass was to turn the priest around so that he says the Mass facing the people with his back to the tabernacle. The ruling for this innovation is found in the September 26, 1964 Vatican II Instruction, Inter Oecumenici, section 91, wherein it states: 

The main alter should preferably be freestanding to permit walking around it and celebration facing the people

What has ensued is a historic shift of focus where the emphasis today is on the community and not on God. The Freemasons had long conversed among themselves concerning how they would hijack and use the Church as an instrument to advance their Novus Ordo Seclorum or New World Order, a plan that would largely be executed through the aforementioned change of liturgy.  

We should point out that Mass versus populum (facing the people) is unprecedented in the history of Christianity. Acclaimed liturgist Monsignor Klaus Gamber, held by Benedict XVI to be “a prophet for our time,” sets the record straight concerning this. 

“We can say and convincingly demonstrate that neither in the Eastern nor the Western Church was there ever a Celebration vs. populum.”                            (The Reform of the Roman Liturgy, 1993) 

According to Monsignor Gamber, Mass versus populum was the most destructive of all the post-conciliar “reforms,” citing that “there is no basis for it in liturgical history, not theologically, nor sociologically.” 

There obviously were many other changes made to the Mass. For instance, Vatican II called for a "general restoration of the liturgy" (SC 21) wherein archaic "elements" accumulated through time "are now to be discarded" and "the rites are to be simplified" (SC 50) and proposed that customs of “races and peoples” be incorporated into the Mass (SC 37), but the offering of Mass facing the people was central to this revolutionary plan since it would serve as a tiller to steer the Barque of Peter shipwreck onto secular coasts.   

Consider the vision of nineteenth century Freemason and excommunicated priest, Canon Roca (1830-1893), who predicted that "the liturgy of the Roman Church will shortly undergo a transformation at an ecumenical council” in a move “to deprive the Church of its supernatural character, to amalgamate it with the world, to interweave the denominations ecumenically instead of letting them run side by side as separate confessions, and thus to pave the way for a standard world religion in the centralized world state." 

This eerily calls to mind the declaration of Pope Francis that “There is urgent need of a true world political authority.” (Laudato Si’)  We mention Francis since he labors incessantly to submerge the Church under the authority of a one-world government. Even so, he is not the architect of this plan but is merely bringing to fruition the plan that was set in motion over fifty years ago at the Second Vatican Council.   

The institution of the Novus Ordo is what set the stage and began paving the way for this coming New World Order, so the remedy for dispelling this curse is to return to saying the Mass facing the tabernacle (ad orientum). The infernal snake bites afflicting the Mystical Body will be healed when Christ is again lifted up in center-view before the Church via the old Mass. (Numbers 21:9) 

Christ told the people, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up [in the perpetual Sacrifice of Calvary] that whosoever believeth in Him may not perish; but may have life everlasting." (John 3:15)


“The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay”

                                       Our Lady at La Salette, 1846




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rabid Deviant Bites TFP Student

 Edit: now this is a real dog bites man story.

“She bit me on the hand and drew blood,” said Stanislaw Sadowski, a young TFP Student Action (Europe) volunteer attacked during a prayer rally in Warsaw on September 12, 2020.

See video footage of the incident here.

The attacker, a woman draped in a rainbow flag, disrupted the rosary rally of reparation held in front of the historic statue of Our Lord Carrying the Cross, which was desecrated by pro-homosexual activists last month.

“Was the attacker possessed by a devil? I don’t know for sure, but it’s possible. Because she also ripped my rosary apart and stole some of the beads,” Sadowski said. “Her teeth marks on my hand demonstrate that those who give themselves over to unnatural sin are controlled by animal passion. They might talk about tolerance, but their actions speak for themselves.”



Cardinal Ranjith is Accused of Foreknowledge of Easter Attack by Muslims

Edit: Representative Harin Fernando is a member of the center-right United National Party of Sri Lanka and was raised a Catholic at least.  He had also criticized Facebook for not controlling anti-Muslim commentary on the platform.

Sept 20, Colombo: The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Colombo have issued a statement saying that the allegations leveled against the Cardinal by MP Harin Fernando who recently appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attack, are untrue and unfounded.

Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith regrets and is shocked by a statement made by MP Harin Fernando before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks, the statement said.

MP Harin Fernando appearing before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Easter Sunday Attacks on the 16th of this month stated that the Archbishop had not conducted a Mass in a public church on the Easter Sunday morning when the tragedy took place, and that he had not held the Mass because he was aware of the impending danger.



Monday, September 21, 2020

Weeping Icon of Mary Weeps Drawing Many Visitors in Greece

 Athens (kath.net/KAP) A weeping icon of the Blessed Mother Mary in a church in Athens leads to a large number of visitors.  The image of Mary known as the "Virgin of Consolation" at Saint Dimitri in the Vyronas district wept for the first time at the liturgy for the feast of the Mother of God on September 8, as the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Kaisariani, Vyronas and Hymette announced. The miracle repeated itself in the following days and has attracted many people since then. According to information, the tears are a sign only for "believers". It means that the Mother of God supports and comforts them "just as she comforted and supported the apostles and other believers of the early Christian communities when Christians were persecuted and imprisoned," the statement said.  The church leadership does not provide a more detailed interpretation.


Separating Truth from Illusion

Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Marxist Government of Spain Orders Benedictine Association at Valley of the Fallen to be Abolished — Remove Cross

[Liberdad Digital] There is a new ideological smokescreen to which the Government is clinging to divert attention from its poor management of the pandemic and its internal contradictions.  The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday the draft of the Democratic Memory and Human Rights Law that aims to outlaw the Francisco Franco Foundation, teach a new subject in schools "under the paradigm of 'never again' lose our freedoms", create a  Specific Prosecutor's Office to "redress the victims", pay with public funds for the exhumation of the victims of the Franco regime from the mass graves, and annul the trials of the Franco regime.

 However, the measures already expected are added to the news about the "resignification" of the Valley of the Fallen.  The foundation of the Benedictine monks who until now manage the abbey through the desacralization of the church  will "be extinguished".  "While this suppression occurs, there will be a transitional regime that we will regulate by decree."  Once this happens, the Valley will "be re-signified", which will become "a civil cemetery that will pay tribute to the victims of both sides."  They are even considering the demolition of the emblematic Cross of the Valley of the Fallen, on which the Executive "will reflect", in the words of the first vice president, Carmen Calvo.

 Vice President Calvo began her presentation by arguing that "the best form of reparation is to declare null any trial that has resulted in the execution of important people such as President Compayns," she said, picking up on the recent claim of the Catalan president, Quim Torra, that the Government  apologize for this execution of the Franco regime.

The draft includes several expected measures such as the outlawing of the Francisco Franco Foundation and financial aid for the exhumation of the victims of the Franco regime who are in the common graves, whose identification and subsequent burial will be done through "the creation of a bank  DNA” and will be paid for with public funds.  For this, a specific Prosecutor's Office will be created to "repair his memory."

 Regarding the Francisco Franco Foundation, Calvo has made it clear that "there will be no associations of a different legal nature with public resources and that exalt dictatorial figures such as Francisco Franco."

Among the law’s features, there will be fines of between 200 and 150,000 euros for those who violate the Democratic Memory law by extolling "fascism" and the introduction of a new subject in schools to "tell our young people where we come from" and that "they will respond to the  paradigm of 'never again' we will lose our freedoms ".


Irish Catholics Oppose Heretical Priest Who Brings Muslim Into Church to Pray

Catholics ask Fr. Farragher why he allowed muslims chant a prayer in a Catholic Church, he responds by calling them "religious bigots" The Islamic 'Adhan' call to prayer states "there is no God but Allah", directly contradicting the core doctrines and beliefs of Catholics. The church in question is in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. The most diverse town in Ireland where only half of the population are Irish. The priest's name is Fr. Farragher. Contact Fr. Farragher here: http://ballyhaunisparish.ie/contact/ Contact his Archbishop: https://www.tuamarchdiocese.org/contact/

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Small Mariological War Against "Our Lady of All Nations"


Annual day of prayer in Amsterdam (pictured 2019). In 2020 he had to be canceled because of the Corona measures. But there were side shots against the "Lady of All Nations".

(Rome) On September 15th, the French-language press agency I.Media headlined: “The Holy See rejects the Marian apparitions of Ida Peerdeman,”  better known as “ The Lady of All Nations” . What's it all about?

I.Media reported:

“The Amsterdam apparitions are false. The 'Lady of All Nations' must not be venerated and the faithful must stop all promotion of it,” said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in a letter dated July 20, 2020 that has just been published. After decades of controversy, the 56 alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Ida Peerdeman were officially rejected by the Holy See." 


The articles of I.Media was literally accepted by Aleteia  (French edition). It was not published in the original of the aforementioned opinion of the CDF .

David Murgias "shock document of the Vatican"

The basis of I.Media -Artikels is a contribution of 28 August by David Murgia on his blog Il Segno di Giona . Murgia, a Roman journalist, also wrote the lurid headline: "The apparitions of Amsterdam are false" and the designation as a "shock document of the Vatican".

Murgia maintains excellent contacts with some parts of the Vatican. He is an employee of TV2000, the television station of the Italian Bishops' Conference, and a member of the International Observatory on phenomena and mystical phenomena that in is located in the Pontifical Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis (PAMI), the International Marian Academy.

The nuncio's letter.

The alleged "Vatican shock document" to which all three articles refer is not published by Murgia either. He published a letter from the Apostolic Nunciature in Lebanon to Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.

This letter is dated July 20th and signed by the Apostolic Nuncio Msgr. Joseph Spiteri. The main statement of the articles mentioned, "The Amsterdam apparitions are wrong," which appears with quotation marks, that is supposedly quoted, is not found anywhere.

Blogger and journalist Murgia is known for having a somewhat screeching tone around paranormal phenomena in which he specializes. How exactly this and other things get along with his membership in the International Marian Pontifical Academy remains to be seen.

The apparitions of Mary from Amsterdam

In this specific case he directs the attention to private revelations that took place from March 25, 1945 to May 31, 1959 in Amsterdam to Ida Peerdeman. The Dutch woman, who died very old in 1996, was 39 years old at the beginning of the apparitions. The first appearance took place in the final phase of the Second World War. On March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation, Mary appeared to her, according to her description, in the presence of her sisters and her confessor, Father Joseph Frehe OP (1896–1967), who introduced herself as "Woman, Mother of All Nations". Core of the phenomena is the desire for a new Marian dogma of Mary as the Coredemptrix , Mediatrix and Advocate.

At this point, the Amsterdam apparitions will not be discussed further, but rather the previous decisions of the Church on this phenomenon.

Nuncio Spiteri, a Maltese who has been working in Lebanon since 2018, responded on July 20 to a request from the Patriarch regarding the "official position of the Church on the veneration of the Virgin Mary as 'Lady of All Nations'".

The nuncio asked the CDF  about the corresponding "clarification." This referred to the notification published on May 25, 1974 and "clarified" that this is "still valid." This confirmed the judgment of the Bishop of Haarlem. The Congregation, after "deeper examination" and with the approval of Paul VI. states that the "supernatural nature of the appearances is not certain." As early as 1956, the responsible local bishop of Haarlem, Msgr. Johannes Petrus Huibers, had pronounced a “ non constat de supernaturalitate," thus declaring that “the supernatural is not certain.” That was an evaluation that was negative, but wait and see. A clearly negative judgment should have read: "constat de non supernaturalitate " ( "non-supernatural character is clear"). Thus the commission he appointed for the investigation, was headed by the later Cardinal Johannes Willebrands.

At the same time he forbade "the public veneration of the image of the 'Lady of All Nations' and the distribution of writings that presented the above-mentioned apparitions and revelations as of supernatural origin."

The third church evaluation of the supernatural phenomena was also mentioned for the sake of completeness and now It read "constat de supernaturalitate,", so the statement that "the supernatural is established".

According to Ida Peerdeman, Maria introduced Herself to her as "Lady of All Nations" and "Mother of All Nations".

In 1957, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (then still called the Holy Office) certified the “prudence” of the Bishop of Haarlem and “approved” his measures. After “even deeper examination” she confirmed in 1974 that the judgment pronounced by the bishop “is well founded”. Therefore she called on “priests and laypeople” to “refrain from any propaganda for the alleged appearances and revelations of the 'Lady of All Nations' and exhorted everyone to show their veneration for the Most Holy Virgin, Queen of the World, to express in those forms recognized and recognized  by the Church recommended.”

The Nuncio also wrote to the Patriarch that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith "is of the opinion that it is not fitting to contribute to the spread of the devotion to Mary as 'Lady of All Nations'"

Is that cleared up? Not at all.

The Church's judgment on the supernatural nature of phenomena could, until recently, take three forms, which have already been mentioned:

  • constat de supernaturalitate (the supernatural is certain) - positive judgment;
  • non constat de supernaturalitate (the supernatural is not certain) - waiting / carefully negative judgment;
  • constat de non supernaturalitate (the non-supernatural is certain - negative judgment.

With the notification of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1974, the waiting / cautiously negative judgment of the Bishop of Haarlem was declared to be "prudent". For David Murgia this is the "shock document of the Vatican". It is of course not, as a member of the Pontifical Marian Academy he has long known the notification. So why the theater?

Starting in 1978, new guidelines for assessing supernaturalness were developed, but were not published until 2012. The three possible ratings were reduced to two. It did not necessarily achieve what was supposed to create more clarity, because the previously clearly negative judgment was dropped. In the new guidelines, there are only the ratings "constat de supernaturalitate" and "non constat de supernaturalitate.The judgment that had been waiting until now has turned into a negative judgment. The exact re-weighting and the question of the continuation of the third evaluation option should not be discussed at this point.

Retrospective reassessment?

In recent years, on the basis of the new, only two-stage guidelines, which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith declared in 1974 to be "justified", attempts have been made to present the waiting judgment of the Bishop of Haarlem from 1956 as a clearly negative judgment. However, such retrospective reinterpretation is not permitted.

In the Amsterdam case, two further aspects should also be mentioned.

There is the difficult to understand question of what sense judgments should have that are not published. So much for today the assumption expressed by some that the decision of the Congregation of 1974 was a clear negative judgment, so ( "constat de non supernaturalitate"), has reinforced that still wait-decision of the Bishop of Haarlem as a negative judgment. Such a notice is given only 38 years later in a footnote of the printed version of a lecture by Msgr. Charles Scicluna of 2008, who was then- Promoter Iustitiae of the CDFMsgr. Scicluna, Maltese like the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon and now Archbishop of Malta, was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis in 2018 while retaining his office as diocesan bishop.

The miraculous image of Amsterdam.

On the other hand, a third judgment has been made since the 1974 notification. After biding judgment of the local bishop from 1956 ( " non constat de supernaturalitate " the supernatural is not certain) that the CDF had confirmed in 1974, for another, a negative judgment ( " constat de non supernaturalitate ") is not found in the notification, said the local bishop of Haarlem, Msgr. Jos Punt, in charge of Amsterdam, on 31 May 2002 a positive judgment of ( " constat de supernaturalitate " the supernatural is apparant). He ruled:

"In view of all the reports, testimonies and developments and after having pondered everything in prayer and theological reflection, this leads me to the conclusion that there is a supernatural origin in the apparitions of Amsterdam."

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has not objected to the recognition of the Marian apparitions by the Bishop of HaarlemHowever, in 2005 a correction of the prayer of the Lady of All Nations was requested.

In this context, a hint in the letter of the Apostolic Nuncio to Patriarch Raï, which shows that the clarification of questions of the supernatural is always complex, remains misleading. Msgr. Spiteri mentions the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Philippine Bishops' Conferenceof 2005 with the request to erase from a prayer a statement made several times by the apparition in Amsterdam, according to which the “Lady of All Nations” who “once” was “Mary”, contained “nothing that could suggest a changed judgment “Than that from 1974. By that time the Bishop of Haarlem had recognized the apparitions for three years. The prayer of the “Lady of All Nations” was actually corrected in 2006 and recognized by Bishop Punt: the formula “who once was Mary”, the primary stumbling block, was replaced by “the Blessed Virgin Mary”.

Attempt to overturn Church recognition

And of course it's about Church politics: Apparitionists and anti-apparitionists face each other as well as conservatives and progressives. It is known from Medjugorje and other cases how bitter this conflict can be. Murgia's advance should also be seen in this context. Behind him are circles within the Church who clash with the Church's recognition of the "Lady of All Nations" and want to overturn it.

On the other side is, for example, an international movement, originating from the US, led by Mark Miravalle movement, called Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici. It endeavors to proclaim a new, fifth dogma of Mary with the three titles “Co-redeemer”, “Mediator” and “Intercessor,” as requested by the apparitions in Amsterdam. Similar efforts in 1997 with the "Declaration of Czestochowa" by one on the International Mariological Congress, allegedly halted by a  Commission formed in consultation with the Congregation of Doctrine and the Faith. The way leading to the Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationaliswho belongs to Murgia. This commission rejected the three titles as "misleading" and "ecumenically problematic."

Apart from the fact that the commission mentioned does not have any magisterial authority, such statements are more suspicious than they are welcomed by the faithful. Church political motivations are seen in this, partly not without good reason. Anti-Marian currents in the Church, in the German-speaking area especially in the field of theological faculties, perfunctory Catholicism and diocesan apparatchiks are just as well known as “ecumenical” efforts going beyond that, which with a view to Protestantism or the zeitgeist, hold that Marian considerations  are not “opportune." The suspicion is in the room and is believed by a not inconsiderable number of believers - not always justified, but not always unfounded either.

David Murgia's headline: “The Amsterdam Apparitions are Wrong. Our Lady of All Nations must not be worshiped."

Tagle's brakes

One more step of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith should be mentioned. During their ad limina -Visit in 2010,  Philippine bishops were told at the request of the Congregation that a Marian Dogma about the mediation is not excluded for the future. The demand for a dogma for three titles, as desired in Amsterdam, is not to be supported.

In 2011, the Doctrinal Commission wrote the Philippine Bishops' Conference under the direction of Luis Antonio Tagle, a follower of the progressive School of Bologna, then Bishop of Imus, then Archbishop of Manila, since 2012 cardinal and since February 2020 Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples about Amsterdam:

“The judgment of the Holy See is firm: the supernatural character of the alleged apparitions of our Lady cannot be verified. Even if piety to Our Lady under this title [Lady of All Nations] and the use of the modified prayer may help people, we should avoid pointing out that the Church has judged the apparitions to be real. ” 1

What is certain is that parts of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have reservations about the Amsterdam apparitions.

What clarity do the believers have?

So what clarity can believers rely on in a specific case? Ultimately, the recognition by the Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam, as the diocese has been called since 2008, as it is the most recent and clearest judgment. This decision is public, official and the most extensive. The rest is a bit of a strange poking around behind the scenes.

To put it another way: if a group of officials and mariologists does not agree with a certain development, whether justified or unjustified, it remains to be seen, they should perhaps look for other ways to announce this within the Church, but not by launching sensationally made articles, that create more confusion than clarity, or through subliminal boycotts.

It should not be a coincidence either, the Nunciature letter in Lebanon or not, that David Murgia's advance came less than three months after Bishop Punt's health-related retirement.

Clarity should look different.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: de-vrouwe.info (screenshots)

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com


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