Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Moderate Bergoglian" New President of the Italian Bishops' Conference -- Cardinal Bassetti

The outgoing Cardinal Bagnasco and newcomer, Cardinal Bassetti 
(Rome) The Italian Episcopal Conference has great weight in the world church and a new President is Gualtiero Cardinal Bassetti, the Archbishop of Perugia. He replaces Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, in this function. The new President Bassetti is almost a year older than the outgoing Bagnasco. For the first time the President was appointed according to the change of the statutes by Pope Francis. Thus the lot fell on the most moderate among the "Bergoglianians," who is considered a "friend" of the pope.
"By hearing the news of my appointment as the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, my first thoughts are those of gratitude to the Holy Father for the courage he has shown to give me this responsibility at the twilight of my life. It is really a sign that he believes in the ability of the ancients to be able to dream ... "
With these words begins the first public statement of Cardinal Bassetti as the new president of the Italian Bishops' Conference. On the 7th of April the Cardinal completed his 75th year. Where some bishops, including archbishops, even in the best of health, are retired by Francis, like Archbishop Luigi Negri of Ferrara, while others [less able and orthodox] are extended in office. With Francis, much is a question of the content, but also of personal sympathies, as it is described in Rome.
In his first statement, the Cardinal also emphasized that he wanted to be "in the service of the last", the "poorest" and those "thrown away by the world."

Cardinal Bassetti enjoys the personal sympathy of the pope

Gualtiero Bassetti was born in 1942 in Tuscany. In 1966 he received priestly ordination and was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Florence. After parish work and schooling, Cardinal Benelli appointed him as rector of the archbishop's seminary in 1979. Under Benelli's successor, Cardinal Piovanelli, he became Vicar General of the Archdiocese in 1992.

Cardinal Bassetti, "friend" of the Pope

In 1994 Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Massa Marittima and in 1998 Bishop of Arezzo. He is known in Italy during 2008 for his commitment to the workers of the Buitoni factory of Sansepolcro, who were threatened with dismissal because of the sale of Nestlé to Newlat. Pope Benedict XVI promoted him to the archdiocese of Perugia in 2009 and gave him the pallium. Since 2009 he was deputy president of the bishops' conference.
Pope Francis summoned him as a member of the Congregation for the Bishops in Autumn of 2013 , created him as a cardinal in February 2014 and called him into the Congregation of Clergy.
While important bishops' seats such as Venice went empty, Archbishop Bassetti was elevated to Cardinal by Francis, which indicated a special papal sympathy. In 2016 Francis commissioned the Cardinal to formulate the meditations for the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.
At the same time, Bassetti belongs to those bishops, who, following the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, also celebrated Holy Mass in the traditional form of the Roman Rite. This was certainly true in 2011 when Benedict XVI, reigned.

From the "Sirian" Bagnasco to the "Bergoglian Bassetti"

Cardinal Bagnasco, whom Bassetti replaces, had been the president since 2007. Bagnasco is not only a successor of Cardinal Giuseppe Siri as Archbishop of Genoa, but is also considered to be his pupil. For this reason, Benedict XVI put him at the top of the Episcopal Conference.
The papal appointment is subject to a special clause: Article 26 of the Statutes. While the Bishops' Conferences around the world choose their presidents themselves, there are two exceptions. One is Belgium, the other is Italy. In Belgium, the respective Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and the Primate of the country is also automatically president of the bishops' conference. Since the Pope is also Bishop of Rome, and therefore, head of the Bishop's Conference, he is automatically its president. Just as the Pope does not personally fulfill his duties as Bishop of Rome, but appoints a cardinal vicar, he also appoints a representative, who presides for him in the bishops' conference.
With the election of Pope Francis, it was soon clear that the spiritual consensus between Cardinal Bagnasco and Pope Benedict XVI. was no longer a given. Francis had Bagnasco in office, but disempowered him. The Pope can also appoint the Secretary-General of the Episcopal Conference. Francis invoked Bishop Nunzio Galantino, who since then has been the leading man in the Episcopal Conference and will probably remain.

The choice of a trio

In 2014, Pope Francis Francis had changed the statutes of the bishops' conference, which had now come to the fore for the first time. According to the new regulation, the Episcopal Conference now has to submit to the Pope, by an absolute majority, a proposal of three, from which he determines his legates.

Holy Mass in Immemorial Rite (2011)

On May 22, the Bishops' Conference began its Spring Conference. It included more than 200 bishops. A good third of it was already appointed by Francis. This shift in the axis was also reflected in yesterday's three-stroke rally. One thing was already clear in advance that because of the special situation, no candidate could be proposed to the pope and the actual president who did not meet his expectations.
All three of the three candidates who were elected yesterday were therefore "Bergoglians". Beside Bassetti it was the Bishop of Novara, Franco Giulio Brambilla, and the Bishop of Agrigento, Cardinal Francesco Montenegro. Like Bassetti, Montenegro too had been elevated to Cardinal by Francis.
In the trio Bassetti was the most appropriate "Bergoglian". This is also the reason why he received the most votes from the bishops. In the third ballot to the first ballot, in which only the two most voted were left, he won 134 votes against Brambilla, who came in with 86 votes. Already in the first two polls were Bassetti, Brambilla and Montenegro above all others.
Bassetti was at the top of the three-man suggestion to the Pope yesterday. Francis appointed him to be the new president of the episcopal conference. This morning Cardinal Bagnasco announced the papal decision after the morning Mass to the bishops.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: CEI / Diocesi Perugia (Messa Tridentina Perugia (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred


Robbie said...

Was Bagnasco term limited, pushed out, or simply didn't want another term?

He was my top choice in 2013. Too bad he wasn't elected.

Anonymous said...


Why aren´t the Vaticanists such as Mr. Nardi writing about Cardinal Montenegro who is posed to become the Primate of Milan?!? Thus a possible future Pope MonteNegro?!?
... ¨Or rather, the Pope respected an appointment already fixed and precisely with Montenegro who stayed with him at lunch and early afternoon. The topic of the interview was to visit a refugee camp near Agrigento, to remember four years after Francesco's first trip, that in Lampedusa on July 8, 2013. But what they actually said was not known¨

Carinal Montenegro of Milan?

Future Pope MonteNegro?


JBQ said...

The pontiff has a well orchestrated agenda. It is well in progress. According to the writings of Malachi Martin, SJ by the way, he predicted the agenda of a Jesuit pope. If you want to know what Bergoglio will do next, then read "The Jesuits". Martin passed away as the Lord's faithful servant who still said the Latin Mass every morning in 1999.

M. Prodigal said...

Oh that Francis! Still reaching to the peripheries even when it comes to age as he seeks out the elderly progressives.

Blotto said...

Just thinking about the description "moderate Bergoglian" and how to define it. A person who sometimes serves God and sometimes the World? Well, the Curé d'Ars compared people like that to dogs that answer to every whistle. I hope Cardinal Bassetti resolves to serve his Main Employer and Him alone.

Jack D said...

Malachi Martin was, mentally and spiritually challenged, delusional, emotionally illiterate and a de facto sede vacantist.

James said...

It's all in the toilet. Vatican II set all of this in motion and Francis is just the more recent bowl movement of the great conciliar dump. Expect to never see a resolution in your lifetime unless there is an explicit, miraculous divine intervention.

God's will be done. Amen.

susan said...

gee jack-d....ranting loon much?

I'd say that Martin had more brains and sensus Catholicus in his pinkie toe than you have in your whole being.

susan said...

James...utterly apt and accurately vivid description.

Jack D said...

Martin was also breaker of deep trust and a marriage wrecker.

Tancred said...

Kaiser was delusional and showed an unchristian malice to his dying day.

Unknown said...

Kaiser was a diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic.

Catholic Mission said...

During his first press conference in Rome, the new president of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, called the controversial document Amoris Laetitia a "masterpiece that belongs to the magisterium of the Church" …

He means both Amoris Laetitia and Vatican Council II use irrational philosophical subjectivism in morals and salvation theology, respectively.There is now a New Theology in morals and faith.
In Amoris Laeitita it is assumed that we humans can judge people who will not be going to Hell or who are not in mortal sin, even when the community knows that they are living in manifest mortal sin, example, remarried and divorced.They are to be given the Eucharist at Mass.
In Vatican Council II it is assumed that hypothetical cases are explicit and objectively known and they exclude the baptism of water in the Catholic Church. So these invisible cases are judged to be visible exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and the need for all to be members of the Church for salvation.So it is concluded that visible for us in 2017, LG 16, LG 8, UR 3, NA 2, GS 22, AG 11 etc are visible exceptions to Tradition, especially the Syllabus of Errors of Pope Piux IX, on ecumenism, other religions etc.
The Masons and ecclesiastical Masonry needed to change faith and morals in the Church. They needed a theology, a new theology.So based on an error in reasoning, with a false philosophy, they created a new premise with results in a new and non traditional conclusion.It is the basis of the New Theology in faith(salvation).It is heresy and it is also magisterial for a corrupt magisterium.-Lionel Andrades

Anonymous said...

Malachi Martin was a great priest, writer, philosopher and prophet. He must have been blessed by God in some way, for so many of hi predictions to be coming wasn't just his imagination.
Yes, he was connected to the sede-vacantist movement, and was good frineds with another great Catholic theologian, priest(late in life), and author even though he too, was connected to sede-vacantism, the Indian convert and cardiologist(and later a psychiatrist, Fr. Rama Coomaraswamy. Both men have been labeled "mental defectives" by the standard neo-con Catholics, but both men also wrote and prophesized much of what is coming true in the disaster the Catholic Church has become under Francis. They can't have both been nutjobs.
The sede-vacantist movement is small, but what they stand for has never been more true than today. After all, with the probably forced resignation of Benedict XVI and the utterly surprising election of the heretic Bergoglio as Pope Francis, sede-vacantism has more validity today than it ever did. After all, who in their right senses would claim that the resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of a person like Francis was the working of the Holy Spirit? Especially when we know the gang behind all the maneuverings and campaign to get Benedict out and Bergoglio in.
Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

Labeling Francis as a bowl movement is hysterical....and very accurate.:) I hear/read him being called swine, trash, garbage, filth, crazy, a lunatic, and a heretic...but never a bowel movement. Now, like any bowel movement, Francis and company need to be flushed away and down the drain to the sewer of bad post-Vatican II memories.
Damian Malliapalli

Tancred said...

Malachi Martin's heroes were St. Ignatius of Loyola, Pius X and maybe Rama Coomaswarmy, but Kaiser's heroes were people like Bernardin, Weakland and Mahony.