Friday, September 28, 2018

Archbishop Viganò Launches Second Barrage

Msgr. Carlo Maria Viganò published a new letter to the public a month after his dossier: "My testimony is true".

"I know who I have believed in." This verse from the Second Epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:12) is the focus of a new letter to which Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, wrote. It is not a second dossier, but contains new details and challenges - one directly to Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Episcopate. The letter is dated for tomorrow, the Solemnity of the Archangel Michael, but was already published by selected media.

Last August 26, a memorandum from the former Vatican diplomat was published. Since then, Pope Francis has been wrapped in silence. From Rome, there is no answer to the serious allegations posed by Viganò, which together with the publication, called for the resignation of the incumbent head of the Church.

On Tuesday, Francis mentioned on the return flight from Tallinn, without commenting on the content, "that famous letter". But he did not name Viganò by name. That seems too hard to speak of. Francis spoke only of an "ex nuncio".

The "ex-nuncio" came out little more than 48 hours later with a new letter to the public.

"At the beginning of this letter, above all, I want to thank God the Father for every situation and every trial He has appointed, and which He may yet determine for me during my life. Like every baptized person, priest and bishop of the Holy Church, the bride of Christ, I am called to bear witness to the truth. Our only Lord has also addressed to me the invitation, 'Follow me!', And I intend to follow Him with the help of His grace until the end of my days.

"I want to sing to the Lord while I live,
I want to sing praise to my God while I'm here.
Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight
In the Lord. "
(Psalm 103: 33-34) [Katholishes has Psalm 104 for some reason.]

"Qui tacet consentit"

Then the archbishop becomes more concrete:

"In the meantime, a month has passed since I gave my testimony for the good of the Church, which was in the audience with Pope Francis on June 23, 2013, and on certain matters - of which I became aware through the tasks with whom I was assigned in the State Secretariat and in Washington - in the context of those responsible for covering the crimes of the former archbishop of that capital. "

The decision to make this knowledge public had been "the hardest decision" of his life. It was preceded by months of "reflection and prayer". "Thousands of destroyed innocent victims," ​​"destroyed priestly and religious vocations" and "silence" of the pastoral ministers have finally led him to break his secrecy to "protect the Church." He has always faithfully complied with his obligations as a diplomat. But the duty of secrecy, including the papal, to which he pledged himself as a diplomat, "serves to protect the Church from its enemies, not to cover crimes committed by some of its members, or to become its accomplices."

"I declare before God with a clear conscience that my testimony is true. Christ died for the Church, and Peter, Servus servorum Dei, is the first to be called to serve the Bride of Christ. "

"Neither the Pope nor any other cardinal in Rome has denied the facts that I have set out in my testimony. Qui tacet consentit ".

The titular archbishop sees the papal silence as a confession and confirmation of the truth content.

"If they wanted to deny my testimony, they would just have to do it and deliver the documents that support their denial."

Since June 23, 2013, Francis knew "how perverted and diabolical McCarrick was"

At least since June 23, 2013, according to Msgr. Viganò, Pope Francis had learned from his own mouth "how perverted and diabolical McCarrick" had been. Rather than taking action against Theodore McCarrick, then Cardinal of the Church, "as any good shepherd would have done, the Pope made McCarrick one of the main representatives of his government for the US, the Curia, and even China."

The pope's only response was: "I will not say a word!" Then he compared his silence even to the silence of Jesus before Pilate, "and me to the great prosecutor, Satan."

"If he had said, 'Viganò lied' ... he would have strengthened the call of the people of God and the world to present the necessary documents to determine who was telling the truth."

Instead, Pope Francis has made "a subtle slander against me," which he otherwise "often condemned" and even labeled "killing." The pope's silence was "absolutely incompatible with his demand for transparency".

The core of the second dossier is a new allegation against Pope Francis.

"Covering for McCarrick does not seem to have been an isolated mistake by the Pope. Many other cases have recently been documented by the media, who have proven that Pope Francis defended aberrosexual priests who committed serious sexual abuse of minors and adults.”

Msgr. Viganò mentions the case of Julio Grassi in Argentina and the case of Mauro Inzoli in Italy, as well as Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

Cardinal DiNardo should say if Francis refused to investigate McCarrick

The former Vatican diplomat also mentions that a delegation of the American Bishops' Conference with Cardinal DiNardo at the head of Francis demanded a Vatican investigation against McCarrick.

"Cardinal DiNardo and the other prelates must tell the Church in America and around the world: Did the Pope refuse to investigate the crimes of McCarrick and those responsible for them? Believers have a right to know that. "
In this context, Viganò makes a "special appeal to Cardinal Marc Ouellet," the Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, for whom he feels "great esteem," and with whom he "has always worked well as Nuncio." The cardinal, who had received him for a "long talk" at the end of his mission in Washington, had been steadfast at the beginning of the current pontificate. Then he had been passed over at the episcopal appointments and broken. Msgr. Viganò becomes even clearer in this connection, indicating that Cardinal Ouellet, in the most important task of his Dicastery, the episcopal nominations, was booted out by homosexual clergy, who had "direct" access to Pope Francis, while the prefect responsible was de facto had to stay outside at the door.

A long essay by Ouellet in Osservatore Romano, with whom he defended the most controversial parts of Amoris laetitia, have signaled "his surrender," said Mgr. Viganò. Then he writes directly to the Cardinal Prefect in writing:

"Eminence, before I left for Washington, you spoke to me about the sanctions of Pope Benedict against McCarrick. They have the most important documents available to McCarrick and many who have covered for him at the Curia. Your Eminence, I urge you to bear witness to the truth! "

Appeal to the faithful: never be discouraged!

An appeal of the former top diplomat also applies to the faithful:

"Finally I want to encourage you, dear brothers and sisters in Christ: never be discouraged! In the Second Epistle to Timothy, embrace the Creed and total trust in our Lord Jesus Christ of St. Paul: 'I know who I have believed', which I have chosen to be my Bishop. This is a time of repentance, repentance, grace to prepare the Church, the Lamb's bride, to be ready to fight and conquer the battle against the infernal dragon with Mary. "

"I know who I believe in."
The letter ends with the words:

"The Lord is firmly at the helm of the ship!

Christ, the truth, may always be the light of your journey!

September 29, 2018, Feast of the Holy Archangel Michael

+ Varlo Maria Viganò

Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio "
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Corrispondenza Romana / Edward Pentin / NCR
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

I think they are all opus devil barrages acting at the behest of francis. The papal foundation was a mccarrick/wuerl slush fund (no mention of how much money bransfield, wuerl and mcarrick put into the fund), but wait til opus devil and francis get their greasy little pause on it-- wonder what kind of commie sodomite pedophile slush fund it will be then.

I also wonder if any contributors to First Things, Napa Institute, EWTN, Catholic Register, LifeSite News, Church Militant can sue or sic the d.a. on these groups as Opus Devil (commuinist) front groups and thus collecting money fraudulently from those who don't support Opus Devil.

Peter W said...

First Things, Napa, Acton Instutes, EWTN, Lifesite, Catholic Register, Voris etc plus lower down the food and intelligence scale, Zuhlsdorf, Hunwicke are at the heart of the problem because all of them are travelling in the fog of ignorance having been led by the nose by hubristic self-serving premium class airport bishops like the exotic Burke, Mueller, Schneiders etc who know the authentic orthodox theology and what is really going on among the Vatican careerists like themselves but, for their own narrow sectional interests chose the path of power through confusion and control through hysteria.

Tancred said...

Projection and bats bile. Since when are the Gather and Praise clergy that doesn’t believe in immutable Catholic dogmas, much less God, not careerists? If their god of surprises runs the show, they should be honest enough to turn in their powder blue clerical shirts and rainbow chasubles and do some meaningful work.

Peter W said...

What the Trad/conservatives have to face honestly is that practically all of the people they would have looked to for leadership have turned out not only to be fizzers in that department but lightweights who not only don't know the Tradition, they have demonstrated that they are not capable of holding a candle to those they hold in contempt.
This is a very serious challenge for you and those of the 'loyal, faithful, orthodox' remnant. What do you intend to do about it? The usual carry on about the liberal strawmen caricatures together with the limp self-confected associated stereotypes belong to the P & W category. It's all a bit stale old chap and very boring too.

Tancred said...

The “Trads” are just the faithful remnant. The rest of you are just parasites and opportunists, the very heart and soul of careerism as it turns out.

Blotto said...

Archbishop Viganò continues to be a thorn in the side of the God of Surprises. At least there's one turbulent priest who can give Shock and Awe (or Shocking and Awful) Francis a taste of his own thoroughly unpalatable medicine.

JBQ said...

The flashlight of Vigano has brought out the roaches from under the rock. The true agenda is here and the redefining of morality is its true nature. Once you throw out Scripture followed by throwing tradition into the garbage, you can paint a new picture without Christ. ----This guy is saying that Christ is outdated and that he is the new Messiah. It is my understanding that Masons worship Lucifer as the enlightened angel. A number of individuals who have read the Third Secret have alluded to a pope under the influence of Satan.

Peter W said...

Vigano is a whining drama queen who is consumed with resentment after not moving up to First Class on the careerist gravy train. He's gutless now a pimp to boot who'll soon be elevated to the altars of Trad-con martyrdom.
The clown couldn't run a raffle.

Tancred said...

No evidence or argument as usual. A tinkling cymbal.

Anonymous said...

Legion, did you bring more of your buddies this time? Never mind, you were exorcised once from this Catholic blog, and you will be again.

Tancred said...

Like his role model in Rome, he can help but be abusive and simpering.