Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's Official, Bishop of Albenga-Imperia Stripped of His Powers

Edit: we reported on this on October 23rd, citing from Katholisches and Messa in Latino, and here in January 22nd.  Rorate just confirmed it:

What was predicted by Italian media in October last year, as reported by Rorate at the time, has taken place exactly as foretold: Msgr. Mario Oliveri, 71, the exceptionally Traditionalist-friendly Bishop of Albenga-Imperia, has been stripped of all powers and is now Ordinary of the diocese in name only.
The appointment of his Coadjutor Bishop, Guglielmo Borghetti, was announced on January 10, but the full extent of the powers given to him was not reported at that time.

This has now been publicized thanks to a series of articles in the Italian media and blogosphere in the last few days. The full text of the bull appointing Msgr. Borghetti was read out to the Consultors of the Diocese on March 25, and published on the diocesan website (h/t Messa in Latino). The bull specifies that he is nominated Coadjutor Bishop "with special faculties" consisting of no less than the same jurisdiction that a diocesan bishop has according to Canon 381 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law.  

The new Coadjutor Bishop himself confirmed to the Italian news agency ANSA that he now has full powers. ANSA also mentions that "the priests who attended his first celebration in the seminary have expressly said that for the Diocese of Albenga 'begins a Copernican revolution.'"

Read the full report here...

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, +Albenga-Imperia, like Card Burke, has psychological problems and so needs more time with other things.
Besides, if one is prepared to dig deep enough, it is clear that bishops, priests and laity acquainted with people like Albenga, Burke and Co regard them with something between hilarity and deep compassion.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

I trust you're being facetious? In truth, I find Cardinal Burke to be quite intelligent, lucid and loyal to the traditions of the Church. If some find that a cause for "hilarity", that bodes ill for those individuals..

Anonymous said...

If the SSPX unwisely sign up to 'full communion' we can expect them to eventually receive similar treatment.

Anonymous said...

Pope Francis looked terrible (health wise) at times during the Palm Sunday ceremonies......if that's any consolation.

Tancred said...

Instead of deep compassion, he must mean malice.

Anonymous said...

The comment by "Anomymous" above about "hilarity and compassion" is a classic example of the liberal/cultural Marxist strategy of disinformation and destruction by sarcasm, calumny and mockery. I do not think what he wrote is intended facetiously; it is, it seems to me, fresh out of the tactics books of Lenin and Saul Alinsky. Since the Left is the unrepentant enemy of Truth and logic, reason and common sense it has to resort to the base techniques of slander and malevolent detraction---it's what they always do, and we, who despite our sinfulness, still believe in truth and Truth must confront them and unmask them for the puny, nasty little vermin that they are. Francis continues with his systematic purge because he, like "Anomymous" above, is a determined and malevolent Leftist---the kind that Latin American Catholics have been afflicted with for half a century or more now. He is so typical of the cynical, narrow-minded revolutionary represented so faithfully by neo-Jesuits it is almost funny, as horrible caricatures can at times be funny. God is punishing us as we deserve---and He has chosen a wolf in sheeps' clothing to do so and to remind us of the malodorous clericalism and papolatry that have long wounded Holy Mother Church in the name of a grotesquely taught and misunderstood "obedience." How right the great and holy John Henry Newman was in seeing the dangers of the definition in the ninteenth century of the doctrine of papal infaliibility (in which he believed, as do I) in creating a cult-like worship of the Pope which would in turn play right into the hands of the Church's enemies to destroy Her. Were rejoicing in Hell possible, the archenemies from Protestanism, Zionism and Masonry should be joining in an infernal chorus of praise and thanksgiving to their Lord Satan.
Attende Domini, et miserere, quia pecavimus tibi.
Robert the Newmanian

susan said...

Somewhere in a peace-sign plastered rectory (with a pink triangle and rainbow flag ornamented volvo in the drive) sits an apoplectic gabriel, sputtering from all orifaces at the lucid, timeless wisdom bursting from this post.

Wow....just wow Anonymous 5:49....a sage among us. You do your father, the great Blessed Newman, proud.

Tancred said...

You lost me with Newman.

Robbie said...

These Cardinals, Bishops, and others who have been sacked by Bergoglio should not stay silent. They should speak out and let the world know what has been done to them and why. Otherwise, Bergoglio gets a free ride he doesn't deserve. Catholics of all stripes need to know this "humble" man is waging a war against tradition.

What's good for the goose ought to be good for the gander. Heterodox Cardinal Martini never shied away from criticizing popes and even Cardinal Bergoglio publicly criticized Benedict for his speech at Regensburg. So if it's good enough for Bergoglio when he was a Cardinal, he should have no problem with those who publicly criticize him as pope.

Robbie said...

Bergoglio looked terrible during Holy Week last year as well. Maybe it's the ugly polyester vestments that look like painting smocks that are contributing to his appearance! He suffered from several illnesses last year and his breathing remains labored. However, he hasn't begun to show signs of significant aging in his face yet.

He's definitely put on a lot of weight since he was elected, but I think that's just because he's eating a lot. Even if something were to happen to him, I'm not sure we'd hear about. He's too vital to the modernist cause. We could have a "Weekend at Bernie's" situation down the road!

Anonymous said...

Is this a failed essay on 'non sequiturs?'

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anon 5:49: a thoroughly splendid catalog of the narrative 'non-sequitur.' Your're a very mixed up person as is the dog's breakfast offering about 'Newman'. What 'Newman' are you talking about, 'Alfred E. Newman'?

Still, you have one swooning teenage fan, the 'Wow....just wow..' Susan. Sucks doneit sista?

susan said...

how sin blinds. and gabriel...are we hiding behind 'anonymous' now? pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Susan! You mean, like Wow, you don't know what a 'non-sequitur' is?

susan said...

you debate like a true sodomite...immature; narcissistic; irrational. you're a real credit to your people. How many souls have you dragged to hell, fr. jazzhands?

Anonymous said...

Not only are you spectacularly wrong on all counts, but you also demonstrate rather graphically what a sordid little mind you have, Susan. Wow!
This little 14 yr old tantrem also demonstrates quite clearly just how flawed is your capacity for rational, reflexive thought and sound judgment on other matters, eg, that barking lunatic above whom you hail as a 'Wow, a sage among us....'


By the way, Susan, if you are going to launch into colourful tirades involving reference to body parts, at least you should pay attention to spelling, e.g., "orifaces"!

susan said...

QED

Michael Ortiz said...

Newman accepted the definition of 1870 as moderate and in keeping with the Faith. Full stop.

Gabriel said...

You're right of course. The Church has Leo XIII for creating Newman a Cardinal and therefore privileged access to the Pope's counsel.
It was Newman who persuaded Pius IX to moderate the language of the draft Bulla to Vat I. Thank God for that too, because, when the debate started, Pius, sensing that further modifications were being called for, restricted the Council vote simply to 'placet' or 'non placet,' and not allowing the traditional 'placet iuxta modum.'
As a result of the Pope's manipulation and bullying (read Newman's letters on that), two bishops voted in the negative after over sixty packed their bags and left the Council.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:10: you can't even spell tantrum right.

Barnum said...

Gaybriel, why did you neglect to mention 451 voted for the draft of Pastor Aeternus, 88 against, and 60 for it if modified... Therefore seeing the what the result would be, 60 went home? A final document of anything would require an up or down vote, wouldn't it? (Anyone who is interested can read a thumbnail of Vatican I at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Vatican_Council)

Anonymous said...

When St. Francis of Assisi described Bergoglio as a disaster it was no understatement. Some of the Father's of the Church said that a Pope can be deposed but gave no instructions on how it is to be done. The time has come for the good Cardinals and Bishops to decide how it is to be done. Depose the evil destroyer now! The good Bishop of Albenga should be reminded that the Church allows what is called "Holy Disobedience".
Andrew

Anonymous said...

I ordered a book on Pope Francis and his ghouls, that arrived today. "A CATECHISM OF MODERNISM". Written by Rev. J.B. Lemius, O.M.I. with an Imprimatur dated March 19, 1908 Solemnity of St. Joseph Patron of Christ's Church. He quotes St. Pius X, "We must now break silence,in order to expose before the whole Church, in their true colors, those men who have assumed this bad disguise." Its in question and answer format. One question is this, "Q. Is there a bond of union among the Modernists...? A. Yes. Let one of them but open his mouth and the others applaud him in chorus..." WOW! That sounds only too familiar. We Traditionalists are following the orders of St. Pius X. Deo Gratias!

Gabriel said...

Read a decent Church History book Barnum. Wiki is the lazy person's excuse for not thinking. My numbers stack up, Wiki's is a dog's breakfast.

Try the work of John W. O'Malley on Church Councils.

Barnum said...

Wiki is OK as a quick reference. If you don't know that, you are not the scholar or intellectual or whatever it is you try to put yourself out as. If you want further tutoring on how to use Wiki, it's $100 cash. But at least you'll get some theory of knowledge tossed in. Based on your comments in this blog, how would you know what thinking is, anyway? And we all now you will never give a straight answer.

Now, for another, as you call it, "biography." When you said the name John W. O'Malley, I thought I recalled reading within the past couple of years in one of my faithful to the Pope and Magisterium Catholic periodicals that Fr. O' Malley, author of some controversial book, died. So I Wiki'd for info, of course. No Wiki page in English, though oddly enough there was one in French. Written by Teilhard between acts, no doubt. So, going to his Georgetown home page, I read his thumbnail biography. Two of the movies this Jesuit priest enjoys most are "Hairspray" and "Polyester." Gaybriel, where do you find these guys? No wonder everyone is throwing peanuts at you.

I will no more read whichever book of his it is that you wanted me to read, than you are going to read, say, Chester Crocker, James Hitchcock, or H-D Rops, for instance.

Barnum said...

Apologies for the typo: "know", not "now." Slipped on that banana peel!

Tancred said...

I'm having a hard time believing he's a 70 year old man who serves lentil soup for decrepit polyester nums holding "ban the bomb" signs and protesting School of Americas.

susan said...

"Hairspray" and "Polyester"......I laughed so hard I think I popped something!

Anonymous said...

I must wonder why a traditional Catholic blog like "Eponymous Flower" does not edit out the miasma coming out of "Gabriel." The heretics and leftists block us at every step and control much of the media---so why are we allowing the likes of Gabriel space on a Catholic blog when clearly he is a Modernist? The theory of the free market place of ideas is an abomination when it comes to Catholic truth and the Church and a liberal fantasy that liberals themselves do not practice.

Barnum said...

Neither could I, nor would I, make something like this up.

http://jesuits.georgetown.edu/members/omalley/

Anonymous said...

For Traditionalists we need the likes of Modernists like Gabriel on Traditional Blogs. Why? Because we then can answer for our Catholic Faith against those errors that have spread since Modernism began. Without those in error opposing us, we would all just agree with each other. Lets welcome the heretics to challenge us so that we can defend our Catholic positions for the greater Glory and Honor of God.

Tancred said...

I just don't like Gabriel's snotty insults, and mendacity l, otherwise he can comment all he likes.

Gabriel said...

Yes, Tancred, "he can comment all he likes" and you will continue to delete many of them when they address the sheer hubris, mendacity and distortion of some on this board. I notice that you leave their posts standing while leaving my name on an otherwise blank spot. For a literary critic, that's a give away! Now you have elevated the censorship to total 'damnatio memoriae' of a post within the last hour or so.

susan said...

y'know Tancred....some people you can't even give an inch to.