Thursday, July 7, 2016

Will Progressive Outsider Be Responsible in Future for the Appointment of Bishops?

(Washington) Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has been attacked by the media as an "enemy" of the Pope, because he interpreted the Post-Synodal Letter Amoris laetitia in the light of Catholic moral teaching and Sacraments. Archbishop Blase  Cupich of Chicago has been appointed at the same time by Pope Francis as a member of the Congregation for Bishops, and will continue to have a decisive influence on the appointment of bishops in the United States. The two events are emblematic of the pontificate of Pope Francis and his relationship with the Church in the United States. The Church in the United States is not only the richest and one of the most influential churches in the world, the US episcopate being formed by  the pontificates of John Paul II. and especially Benedict XVI., as an  "obstacle" for the progressive agenda.
As reported,  the profile Archbishop of Philadelphia, a direct descendant of the Saint King Louis IX. of France, is in the crossfire of criticism, because he published on July 1,  the "Pastoral Guidelines for the Implementation of Amoris Laetitia" in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (see NCR's Archbishop Chaput affirmed Catholic teaching on marriage and is presented by the media as an "enemy" of the Pope ). In it,  Archbishop Chaput reiterated Catholic marriage and morality in terms of divorce, remarriage and reception of Communion. The archbishop is it shown by the media as  an "enemy" of Pope Francis, who wishes, unlike Msgr. Chaput, for an "opening".

Pope Francis appoints Cupich in the Congregation for Bishops

Today it was announced in the daily bulletin of the Holy See that Pope Francis has appointed the controversial bishop of the United States, Archbishop Blase Cupich, a member of the Congregation of Bishops. He will thus have a say in the future, a decisive say, in the appointment of bishops in the United States.

Msgr. Cupich is controversial because of his progressive stance . The former bishop of the little diocese of Spokane in Illinois was considered "leftist outsider" among the bishops of the United States, as Pope Francis made him an archbishop  in September 2014 of the most important and largest diocese in the country. The Pope had clashed   with the then incumbent predecessor, Cardinal Francis George, head to head,  who died a few months later from cancer.  Who the favor of the Pope belongs, was also made ​​clear that Cupich, who had not been elected by the US bishops as a delegate to the Synod for Bishops  for the  Synod on the Family to Rome, was appointed by Francis personally to the synod. In Rome he was then promptly praised for his "open" attitude on the controversial issues, particularly his " Deliramenta" on the subjective conscience.

Pope "is looking for the most progressive candidate"

Cupich's progressive outsider role is therefore not a defect, but has been the real reason why Francis made him the archbishop of Chicago, as Catholic observers are unanimous about in the US.
In an essay for Le Journal de Montréal  Alain Pronkin wrote on April 19, 2016: Pope Francis is looking at the episcopal appointments "for the most progressive candidate." In November 2015, the Vatican expert Sandro Magister drew attention because the "real revolution" of Pope Francis would succeed "by appointment".
The cardinalatial dignity is usually associated with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Chicago. In the United States it will be closely monitored, which of the two metropolitans Pope Francis will rise into the cardinalatial state.

Archbishop Cupich instead Cardinal Burke

Under Pope Benedict XVI., it was the former Archbishop of Saint Louis, Raymond Leo Burke, who was assigned as one of the "bishop makers" in the US. The German pope summoned the farmer's son from Wisconsin and brilliant canon lawyer  to the Roman Curia to Rome in 2008 and made him Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's high court.
The influence of  the outstanding and traditionally friendly cardinal, who was even considered "papabile" during the papal conclave of 2013, made him a thorn in the side to those  who found an ear in high places with the election of Pope Francis. The Argentine Pope dismissed the US Cardinal: In December 2013, he removed Cardinal Burke from the Canonization Congregation and from the Congregation for Bishops. The latter decision was seen as a demonstrative departure "from the excellent " episcopal appointments (Fr. Joseph Fessio SJ, student of Joseph Ratzinger) in the US by Benedict XVI. for which  Cardinal Burke was significantly responsible..
The appointment of  Bishop Cupich as Archbishop of Chicago confirmed fears.

Cupich the new "Bishop maker" in the US

By his appointment as member of the Congregation for Bishops, as an observer, Archbishop Cupich would be to take a role in the appointment of bishops in the United States in the pontificate of Francis, which  Cardinal Burke had in the pontificate of Benedict XVI.. However, the orientation of the appointments will be quite different.
Cupich will not directly be accepting  the seat of Cardinal Burke. He had become, even before the Synod of Bishops in 2014, the spokesman of the defenders of Catholic moral teaching and Sacraments against the progressive Kasper agenda. Although he had already been quite clearly threatened with dismissal, he would not give up his resistance, and  the Cardinal fearlessly continued his fight for the traditional doctrine and did not hesitate also to call out Pope Francis as the relevant director of the attack on the sacrament of marriage. A few days after the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis, "thanked"  him   Cardinal Burke by dismissing him and removing him from the Vatican.Thus, the Church leader beheaded the opposition to his "opening" and favored the Kasper Group.
At Burke's place in the Congregation for Bishops, Pope Francis put Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C. in December 2013,  who is known in the US episcopate as a "moderate conservative.".Cardinal Wuerl took the papal grace he had obtained via the anti-Burke function, very seriously. So seriously, that he publicly attacked his American brother Burke early in 2015, when he was punished by the Pope and completely removed from the Roman Curia and reproached him for criticizing papal decisions and defaming them.

Now the pope is no longer dependent on Cardinal Wuerl. In the meantime, there with Archbishop Cupich, is a real "man of the Pope" in the US episcopate. With today's appointment of Cupich in the Congregation for Bishops, Pope Francis the will turnout consistently new offices to continue with the aim:to rebuild the US episcopate.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
AMDG

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

And there goes one of the last and most important countries where we could still hope for some half decent episcopal appointments.

Howie said...

Wonder where Progressives are progressing to? Oh. Yeah. Hell.

Steve said...

Cardinal Burke is just a lighter shade of liberal.

susan said...

another day, another punch in the gut. cupich is an utter nightmare.

this 'man' "francis" is as evil as has ever walked on the face of the earth.

Unknown said...

Cupich! I could just barf.

southwillriseagain said...

Try reading the article again. Pretty obvious you didn't read it.

southwillriseagain said...

Try reading the article again. Pretty obvious you didn't read it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Cupich is an "utter nightmare," and Burke ia a mixed bag. He gives the appearance of being "conservative," but he is very close to Dolan.

Sybok said...

this is it, any hope of salvation from the gnostic menance gone. it will be another 20 years (assuming theres still a catholic church left) before theres a chance, emphasis on chance, of orthodox replacing these gnostic bishops to be made by cupich and and friends.

Tancred said...

There's no such thing as chance for Christians.

Steve said...

Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were also considered conservatives.

Anonymous said...

The former bishop of the little diocese of Spokane in Illinois...

Spokane, Washington.

And before that, Rapid City, South Dakota.

A very influential see.


You can read the archbishop's "outreach" letter to the Gay Community here:

http://www.archchicago.org/person/cupich/pdf/BJCsletter.pdf

DJR

Anonymous said...

Archbishop Chaput is a direct descendant of St. Louis IX???? Wow! I had no idea! Totally awesome.

Now he needs to ask the intercession of St. Louis IX for the Church, France and Philadelphia.

Robbie said...

Anytime I see Cupich, I get sick to my stomach. He may be a fine Christian, but his Catholicism is in doubt.

retiredtobedlam said...

What a disgrace X2.

Anonymous said...

Cupich is a dirtball.

Anonymous said...

Cupich is very gay/pro gay. It was cause to remove him as Vice Rector in 1996, yet only to be made a bishop 2 years later! Read "God Fearing Souls" by Tony Ghepardo if you dare to dig deeper. (All names in the book were purposely changed. clue- wikipedia/Cupich.)Can't believe only a few know about this guy.

Tancred said...

Wanderer has spotlit him for years. Definitely a known bad egg who keeps turning up and stinking up the place .

Windy Wheeze said...

As someone who lives in the Archdiocese and doesn't make it a point to follow Cupich, he makes curiously little impact that I know of. The media, as far as I have noticed, trots him out as a support for homosexual issues, black criminals, Fr. Pfleger, and Chicago Democrat stuff. Oh yes, let's not forget the thumb, applied with rigidity, to the eye St. John Cantius and its wonderful priests. He lusts after the filthy lucre provided by Catholics in the Archdiocese, especially those he all but calls racist in his latest "opinion poll," in the Archdiocese's latest melodramatic and in my opinion dishonest fund-raising campaigns.

Conclusion: He is doing a lot of behind the scenes work through lay surrogates in the Archdiocesan jobs program and with others on national and international religious and secular issues.

Barnum said...

Did I mention that my nickname for him is Droopy the Happy Catholic?

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.Mb5754ea5a2621fb15cca4b48f9ee7bf2H0&w=109&h=205&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0

Unknown said...

Hahaha!

Seattle kim

Unknown said...

While Burke is mostly on the up and up, there was that unfortunate incident where he allowed a tranny to start an order of nuns. It was stopped by a faithful Catholic's campaign of letters to the pope (JP 2 or Benedict--can't
Remember which.)

Unknown said...

Any "pope" who takes part in an Assissi ecumenical celebration is no conservative. Let's just say they had some conservative leanings.

Unknown said...

In Spokane he wouldn't allow priests to stand outside abortion clinics.

Seattle kim

Unknown said...

My gaydar compass points to Cupich.

Seattle Kim
Former college fag hag

Anonymous said...

Interesting info, Windy. Any indication of how he treats other traditionalists in the archdiocese, ICRSS, diocesan priests saying the TLM, etc?

M. Prodigal said...

Lord, have mercy on Your little sheep under the domination of wolves.

Windy Wheeze said...

I don't know what you mean by traditionalists, but he has not put the clamps on any parishes offering Latin Mass, at least not as far as I know. If he is in the secular media, it is because he is saying something that supports leftism.

Anonymous said...

"this 'man' "francis" is as evil as has ever walked on the face of the earth."

Even with all the tons of negative comments many of us (and I jave done a lot too) written about Francis, this above comment I pasted from an earlier contriubution by Susan is the most concise and accurate description of Francis as anyone has written. All else he has said and done can be covered by this one sentence.
Damian Malliapalli.

Joe R said...

You're staking a great deal more than you might suspect by endorsing the shallow exhibitionism of that wet behind the ears, ideological line-dancer, Susan.

Anonymous said...

I just thought it was the most accurate description of Francis as any else I've read, that's all. I don't anything about the rest of your comment. Peace!
Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

My above comment should read "I don't KNOW anything about........
Sorry. I broke 2 fingers playing basketball last week, so have to type with 1 hand for awhile! It's tough ! :)
Damian Malliapalli

JBQ said...

In 2008, Archbishop Burke was removed as Archbishop of St. Louis by the Vatican. Catholic pro abortion politicians which included Claire McCaskill of Missouri had enough clout to go to the Vatican to have him removed. I have emails from the Chancery to prove such. This was just before the election of then Senator Obama. I went to the farewell Mass for Archbishop Burke where I observed feminists which included political as well as police observers. In addition, I was privy to a supernatural event which occurred to reinforce my view of events. Evidently, forces with the Vatican had made a deal with the social justice wing of the Democratic Party to remove the archbishop. This was a way to ensure the election of the president. The same group then maneuvered to elect Francis as pope who with his appointment of Cupich is fulfilling the promise of working with socialists in the Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

Philadelphia, St. Louis and Baltimore are dead as cardinalates because of precipitous declines in their Church membership.

Careerist Chaput shot himself in the foot by constantly bad-mouthing Pope Francis and he stupidly invited that perverse Peruvian outfit to teach in his scandal-plagued archdiocese.

Geographically, Chaput made himself a sitting duck in the episcopal line of fire: O'Malley/Boston, Dolan/NYC and Tobin/Newark. Three Irish cardinals in a row, positioned to take point-blank aim at Philadelphia from their regional power base.