Friday, December 9, 2022

Ukraine Conflict: Has Pope Francis Changed Course?


Pope Francis received Grand Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk in audience in early November, with some consequences.

 Highlights by Andreas Becker

“Pope Francis continues to offer himself tirelessly as a peace mediator," writes Vatican scholar Sandro Magister.  But has Francis lost his credibility as a neutral mediator in the Ukraine conflict?  If so, who will be able to launch the necessary peace initiatives in this war in order to bring Moscow and Kiev, or rather, as some say, Moscow and Washington, to the negotiating table?

To the annoyance of western state chancellery and opinion makers, Francis stayed away from hasty condemnations in order to be a possible contact for all parties to the conflict.  Behind the scenes, Vatican diplomacy is working hard to explore opportunities for dialogue.  Unofficially, Francis has offered to conduct peace negotiations in the Vatican as neutral ground.  The Pope is the highest-ranking Western authority that rejected unilateral blame on Russia and blamed NATO, i.e. Washington, for the outbreak of the war.  In May he said in an interview that NATO had barked too loudly in front of Russia's doors and provoked Moscow.  He had also denounced that war was a product of the arms trade in order to sell arms and test new ones.  He insisted that he was not talking about a Russo-Ukrainian war but about a new world war.  This is also an indication that the interests involved go far beyond what appears at first glance.  Francis went so far as to question the possibility of a "just war" at all.  (See Roberto de Mattei: Is war always unjust?)

However, things may have changed in the past ten days, according to some commentators.  Has Francis also withdrawn from the “race” for peace like the ranks of European politicians before him?  Does the unconditional formation of a front help on the way to peace, or does it actually prevent it?

Surprisingly harsh words towards Santa Marta have recently been heard from Moscow.  The reason for this were statements made by Francis to the American Jesuit magazine America.  (See hacker attack against the Vatican – who is behind it?) The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, was outraged:

 "This is not even an anti-Russian stance, but an outrageous distortion of the truth."

 The Russian Ambassador to the Holy See, Alexander Avdeyev, with whom the Vatican had previously been in close and friendly contact, reacted "outraged" and spoke of "insinuations".

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov initially held back, but then spoke up to brand Francis' statements as "un-Christian":

 "The Vatican has said that this will not happen again and that it is probably a misunderstanding, but that does nothing to strengthen the authority of the Papal States."

The representatives of the Vatican Secretariat of State had tried to extinguish the fire and tried to calm it down at the highest level.

The cleverness and a faux pas

But what did Francis say that caused such outrage in Russia?  In an interview with America, Pope Francis pointed to Western pressure to condemn Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government, and explained why it is not wise to constantly condemn those you want to bring to the negotiating table.

In doing so, however, the pope made a diplomatic faux pas, if it was not intentional: in order to exercise the prudence he had called for, but still meet Western expectations, Francis pronounced condemnations, albeit in the third row and not generalizing in concrete terms.  He said he had "a lot of information about the cruelty" of Russian troops in Ukraine.  Not enough, the pope added:

 "The cruellest in general are perhaps those who come from Russia, but not from the Russian tradition, like the Chechens, the Buryats and so on".

In his attempt to name no one and crack a nut by numbers—Chechens make up 1 percent of Russia's population, and Buryats just 0.3 percent—his criticism was given a racist tongue-in-cheek slap.  The Russian leadership had to react to this in order not to endanger the internal cohesion of the many peoples, ethnic groups, races and religions.  The Chechens in the North Caucasus are Muslims, the Buryats in Siberia are Buddhist Mongols.


In the southeast (pink) the Russian occupied and annexed areas;  in the west (outlined in red) the majority Catholic area, (dashed red) the areas with strong/significant Catholic minorities.

Communication errors are anything but impossible.  Francis often speaks spontaneously and gives numerous interviews.  Above all, however, he tries to respond to his respective interlocutors, and they were Americans.  That makes the tightrope walk difficult.

When the official website of the Holy See was hacked shortly after the publication of the America interview, the finger was immediately pointed at “the Russians” in the West.  But restraint is the mother of wisdom.  Francis said numerous other things in the interview that caused little joy in the West.

Shevchuk's visit to Rome

Since then, the question has been whether there was a misunderstanding or whether Francis changed course after almost ten months of war.  There is a lot to be said against it.  Francis is known for his insistence on a position once taken.  The main features of his geopolitical ideas are also known.  It is even less credible that he wants a war until the "victory of Ukraine", that is, the defeat of Russia.

It is therefore necessary to look at what happened in the days leading up to the interview.  The America interview took place on November 22nd and was published on November 28th.  On November 7, Francis had an audience with Grand Archbishop Svyatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Recently it has often been said that Francis and Shevchuk, who still know each other from Buenos Aires, have a close, friendly relationship.  But that is only partially true.  When the historic meeting between the Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow took place in Cuba in 2016, loud tones of serious resentment could be heard from the Greek Catholic Church of Ukraine, which is united with Rome.  Francis felt compelled to make special gestures to sort out the discrepancies to some extent.

Rather, it is a certain Ukrainian distrust that has shaped the mood ever since.  During the audience, Shevchuk made intensive efforts to win Pope Francis over to the Ukrainian cause, which does not mean the humanitarian aspects, but rather the one-sided political support that Francis had not previously granted in the way that the Kiev-Brussels-Washington axis  wishes.  It is said that Shevchuk pulled out numerous stops and managed to get Francis to write a letter directly to the Ukrainian people.  This letter, very moving, was published on November 24 and is not only based on a suggestion by the Ukrainian Grand Archbishop, but also recalls his own statements in language and style so clearly that the authorship can essentially be attributed to Shevchuk.

Francis complied to a large extent with the wishes that were brought to him by the Uniate Church leader on behalf of the Ukrainians.  Shevchuk also goes back to the fact that Francis, in this letter from the Holy Father to the Ukrainian people, but already at the general audience on November 23, at the Angelus on November 27 and on November 28 in the America interview, in the 1932  /33 million Ukrainians starved to death in what was dubbed a “horrific genocide.”  The pope spoke of "extermination by starvation" achieved by Stalin, the communist dictator, through an "artificial" famine.

This corresponds to Francis's diplomacy: he speaks of a historic event in order to stand by the Ukrainian people, without directly taking sides in today's event.  Francis went so far as to speak of a "historical precedent".

In the wake of Shevchuk's visit and the papal letter, media efforts increased to claim Francis for the anti-Russian boat.  However, the change of course is being written more about by interested parties.  A source in the Vatican Secretariat of State described Francis' choice of words in relation to the American magazine as "imprudent".  According to the Secretariat of State, Francis gave Shevchuk a little too much guidance.  However, there is no question of a course change.

It was not Shevchuk who endangered the line of the Vatican, but the spontaneity of Pope Francis.

No to arms sales and seven point peace plan

The peace movement in Italy, strongly influenced by left-wing Catholic circles, which Francis has in mind, categorically rejects arms deliveries to Ukraine.  But the new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also wants to continue this, signaling that she will submit to Washington's foreign policy.  At the end of November, she obtained a mandate from parliament to be able to continue the transfer of arms and armaments to Ukraine throughout 2023.  Francis has so far not endorsed or even shown understanding for arms deliveries.

However, the Pope never went as far as Andrea Riccardi, the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio.  In the spring, Riccardi had called for Kiev to be declared an “open city” in order to prevent bloodshed and destruction, which would have meant Russian troops occupying the Ukrainian capital without a fight.  At the big peace rally on November 5 in Rome, where Riccardi gave the closing speech, it was hardly surprising that there were no Ukrainian flags to be seen.

Francis is closer to the position of Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference, which writes daily in favor of peace in Ukraine but is just as outspoken against arms shipments seen as an expression of a proxy war.  Editor-in-chief Marco Tarquinio doesn't say it openly, but makes it clear enough that in this war the Ukrainian army, which has been upgraded by the NATO countries, is an auxiliary force of the Biden government to weaken Russia.

 From this perspective, too, the Ukrainian people are seen as victims, albeit less of Russian aggression than of Washington's geopolitical egoism.

So far, however, the Vatican has not officially backed the seven-point peace plan drawn up by the two prominent Catholic intellectuals Stefano Zamagni and Mauro Magatti and presented in the October issue of the magazine Paradoxa.  Zamagni is President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, under Francis an important center of the Pope's political initiatives;  Magatti is a professor of sociology at the Catholic University of Milan and secretary of the Social Weeks of Italian Catholics, a study conference first held in 1907 at the suggestion of the economist Giuseppe Toniolo, which has been held every two years since then to "raise awareness of the true Christian social message".  reach.  The impetus for this was a social encyclical addressed to Italy's bishops by Pope Pius X in 1905.

The seven-point peace plan, as presented in Zamagni's Avvenire at the end of September, provides for:

1. Neutrality of Ukraine, which renounces NATO membership but retains the full right to become a member of the EU.  A UN resolution is to introduce mechanisms for monitoring, so that the peace agreement is guaranteed to be respected.

 2. Ukraine is guaranteed full sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.  A corresponding declaration of guarantee is to be made by the five permanent members of the World Security Council (USA, Russia, the People's Republic of China, Great Britain and France) as well as the EU and Turkey.

3. Russia will retain de facto control of Crimea for a number of years, during which the two sides will seek a lasting diplomatic solution, also de jure.  The local population will get free movement of people and capital both to Russia and to Ukraine.

 4. The Lugansk and Donetsk regions remain an integral part of Ukraine, but retain economic, political and cultural self-government.

5.  Russia and Ukraine will be given secure access to Black Sea ports to conduct their normal trading activities.

6. Gradual lifting of Western sanctions against Russia in parallel with withdrawal of Russian troops and arms from Ukraine.

6. Creation of a multilateral fund for the reconstruction and development of the devastated areas of Ukraine, including Lugansk, Donetsk and Crimea, in which Russia participates on the basis of a fixed key.  (Specifically, reference is made to the experiences with the Marshall Plan.)

The plan essentially follows the western post-war order for Europe, which categorically rules out annexing territories to another state (which is why Kosovo and Moldova and the behemoth Bosnia-Herzegovina exist).  On the other hand, it is acceptable for Brussels and Washington for member states to break away and achieve sovereign statehood – but only if this corresponds to the political interests of Brussels and Washington (see the partition of Czechoslovakia, the dissolution of Yugoslavia and, most recently, the separation of Montenegro from Serbia).  Territorial integrity is invoked where it does not correspond to the plans of Brussels and Washington (see the prevented secession of Catalonia, the Basque country, South Tyrol, Scotland, Corsica).  Poland's intention to annex Poland's western Ukraine until 1939, which was claimed by the Russian side or the media inclined towards it, completely ignores reality.  Although Lviv was once a predominantly Polish city, the population of western Ukraine has always been largely Ukrainian.  Within the framework of Western doctrine, at best an independent Republic of Crimea would be conceivable, possibly even the independence of individual oblasts.  However, only in theory.  In practice, there is currently not the slightest willingness to downsize Ukraine in favor of new, more pro-Russian states.

The prospects of the seven-point peace plan, which takes this into account, are nevertheless completely uncertain.  However, it shows the direction in which Vatican diplomacy is currently working.

 Image: VaticanMedia/Wikicommons (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred vekraon99@hotmail.Com

AMDG


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Naomi Wolf takes on Yale University's vax mandate

Dying from the jab

Aberrosexual Priests “don’t want to hide anymore”


Blurred image of priests, blurred priesthood, homosexual passions as the cause.

Thoughts by Giuseppe Nardi

50 priests in Italy who describe themselves as homosexual have come forward to denounce the Church's "internal homophobia".  They announced in a document that they "no longer wanted to hide".  This marks the beginning of the next stage in the attempt to influence outsiders with allies in the Church.  It is daily newspapers in the orbit of George Soros' media cartel that threw the stone in the water.  The left-leaning Italian daily Domani took the first step, which was followed yesterday by the equally left-leaning Spanish publication Público – on the second Sunday in Advent.

Homosexuality is an outrageous sin, which is why it automatically entails excommunication as a punishment, leading to self-exclusion from the Church community because the state of grace that is essential for communion, community with Christ, is lost.  So there is hardly a greater contradiction than a homosexual priest.  Pope Benedict XVI  therefore insisted that candidates with a homosexual problem should not even be accepted into a seminary.  It is also a reason for impediment to consecration.  This guideline for the seminaries was also confirmed by Pope Francis.  So the question is of very serious concern, regardless of whether an over-sexualized world is aware of it.

Choosing a Sunday in Advent, the time of preparation for the Solemnity of the Coming of the Lord, for publication is a significant expression of a desacralizing intention.  The media mentioned form the amplifier to accuse the Church of “deep-seated homophobia” and to pillory it.

In fact, it is the Christian message that opposes homosexuality in history.  It was Christianity that defeated homosexuality, widespread in antiquity and among pagan peoples.  The return of homosexuality is no accident, but a direct expression of the decline in faith and a return of paganism.  The "enlightened" opinion that Christianity can be eliminated because it can also be done without religion has proven to be a devastating fallacy over the past 250 years.  Where Christianity wanes, substitute religions take its place, and “progress” toward a relapse into dark paganism begins.

A movement of "homosexual priests" is therefore an insoluble contradiction.  This applies all the more as it wants to establish a sinful state.  A suggestion that can be described as perverse in the true sense of the word.

The document began in a course for "pastoral workers" in Bologna, a center of modernism.  This initially raises doubts as to whether all the signatories are priests.  The document has since been circulated at the events taking place as part of the “synodal process” for the Synod of Bishops on synodality desired by Pope Francis.  This shows what critics have said in other contexts, that Francis initiates initiatives that lead to structural usurpation in order to force a paradigm shift on the Church that removes it from doctrine and order.

The Italian initiative finds its actual starting point in the homo initiatives of some clerics and bishops in the German-speaking area, especially the German Bishops' Conference.  What had been started at the Second Vatican Council - that the Church should heal from its German character - finds its continuation in a new eruption.  And yet the Church was hit hard once before, half a millennium ago.

The homosexual priests present themselves as victims.  Victims of silence and oppression as they are unable to speak about their "homosexual orientation" either with their families or in the Church.  But is that true?  They could do it: honestly, they should have done it before they entered the seminary, but at the latest before they were ordained a priest.  It's still possible now, but that requires honesty.  What credibility can a priest entangled in a lifelong lie claim?  Doesn't that have to influence his whole work?  A one-off, uncontrolled impulse must be cleaned up through repentance in the absolution in the sacrament of penance.  There are well-known examples of this, as is the case with other serious sins.  God is merciful and the Church has always passed on this mercy.  A "deep-seated" problem of sexual identity disorder also calls for more in-depth treatment of the problem from a qualified source.  The signatories of the document themselves complain that their psyche has been hurt, but they claim that this is due to the Church’s "homophobia".  At the same time, they do not see the injuries they inflict on their office, the sacraments, the Church as a whole and, above all, on their salvation and that of others.

The homosexual priests demand "immediate recognition" and claim that their homosexual passions are willed by God, since "that is how" God created them.  In addition, there is no study in Italy of the kind carried out by the French Bishops' Conference in 2021, which found that nine percent of priests were "depressed" and eight percent were alcohol dependent.  The investigation was launched after seven priests committed suicide over a four-year period.  However, this is a far-reaching, complex subject area with many aspects, not least of which is that the image of the priest and the understanding of the priesthood eroded in the Church itself after Vatican II.

Domani also quotes psychiatrist Raffaele Lavazzo, who reported in the progressive Dehonian journal Il Regno that, in the past, latent homosexual tendencies sometimes came to light in priestly patients after several sessions, whereas today such priests would speak openly about it, “like someone who  has taken the rudder of his own boat and steers it safely, at least to appearances".

In the "synodal path," according to Domani, homosexual priests see an opportunity to turn things around.  In the spirit of the homosexualized zeitgeist, priests who have been dishonest with themselves, but above all with the church and want to live out their homosexuality, see the unique opportunity to have their unbridled impulses recognized.  For this the Church should change its revealed teaching and tradition.

 But how seriously do these priests take their vocation and ordination?  A homosexual priest offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is an intrinsic contradiction, as would a woman at the altar.  The complementary order of the sexes is reflected in the Holy Mass.  Jesus Christ was male, the Scriptures speak of the spotless yearling male lamb, also of the ram sacrificed by Abraham in place of Isaac, and of the firstborn.  The male priest is the head of the Church on behalf of Christ, just as Christ is the head of the Church.  In the divine and natural order of the sexes, the Church is feminine.  Man and woman form a real unity and only they do that, since they become "one".  This is expressed in the Holy Mass by the priest at the altar and the faithful in the nave.  It reflects the marital bond between a man and a woman in a figurative sense.  A Protestant pastor once said: "The Catholic pastor is married to his congregation, but then I prefer to be married to my wife." He had said something important about the priesthood without understanding it himself.  Conversely, a woman at the altar would therefore be an expression of homosexuality, which is sterile, the same applies to a priest with homosexual passion.  Fundamental aspects of the ordination and altar sacraments are thus touched upon, and even more so, they are called into question by homosexuality.

 Image: Vatican.va (screenshot) edited

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

AMDG



Monday, December 5, 2022

Preppy Taylor Marshall Names Them

 Edit: amazing! Let’s see how he does against the approved Hasbara trolls!


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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Whose Country is This Anyway?

Edit: the cartels seem to be the biggest beneficiary of American moral turpitude and aimlessness. This Project Veritas shows another dimension of the godless Narco State.


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MSM Promotes Sympathy for Child Rapists

 

Stephen Graydanus slobbering over Jewish boy while reviewing “Call Me by Your Name” 

Edit: I’ll bet Greydanus and Shea love this! Shea thought Cuties was great. Some joking aside, I’m thinking that many institutions in the West, in one way or another, are promoting the sexualizing of children as a means of political power whether it’s the “Mental Health Community,” Republican Party, public education, the media entertainment complex or even the army of the globohomo. Left-leaning churches are only part of the equation. Take a close look at the Franklin Scandal where prominent politicians were encouraged to molest children. The latest attempt at changing hearts and minds is this play, “Downstate” which attempts to offer sympathy for child raping degenerates, by Episcopalian Bruce Norris, and it has received a positive review by a New York Post critic to the outrage of the Neoconservative news combine. I’m sure they’ll get it wrong somehow.

Who’s responsible for this state of affairs anyway? The Post drama critic, Peter Marks is, of course, Jewish. Unfortunately, Marks’ tweets are now protected. It reminds me of the time when a Jewish pederast put out a video with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. It’s not surprising that a Jew who advocates for more diversity in Judaism is also pushing the Overton Window to the Left for acceptance of these deviants and their twisted  predilections for children. Jews were in the vanguard for normalizing sexual relationships between people of very different ages.

Two Nancy Boys

But they have a little help. This play is just the latest in a long line of productions over the years which play with themes of intergenerational grooming, one of which was reviewed positively and breathlessly by he-man Movie Reviewer, Stephen Graydanus

It’s almost as if these people and those who serve them are trying to engender degeneracy for the sake of their own disordered appetites and moral failures.


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Canadian Doctors Are Dying at 4x Prior Rate Under 40, 8x Prior Rate Under 30

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Albanians take over Central London

Pilot Dies of Heart Attack During Flight

 Edit: if you Google, “pilot dies during flight,” you’ll see a lot of fact checked articles telling you that this is just not the case. We even have an aberrosexual hasbara troll here (possibly a vir probatus) who defends the MSM approved narratives on the hourly. It’s rare to see a post where he doesn’t provide unhinged personal attacks against other commenters  and people who are right. Bonkers Gaybrielle probably needs  a hobby now he’s an older and unattractive to the aberrosexual community.

Doctor Kevin Stillwagon:

On November 19, 2022, at 7:41 PM CST, Envoy flight 3556 became airborne from the Chicago O’Hare airport destined for Columbus Ohio. Eighteen minutes later, the flight landed back at the O’Hare Airport with unconscious captain Patrick Ford in the left seat. After landing and exiting onto the taxiway, the pilot in the right seat, also a captain, stopped the aircraft and removed the body from the left seat. This is probably because the tiller that controls the nose wheel for taxiing can only be operated from the left seat in this particular aircraft. There were unsuccessful attempts to revive Patrick before they got to the gate. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.


Pilot incapacitation is a threat to the safety of any commercial airline flight. Flight crews are trained for this scenario because it has happened in the past, and it will happen again. A copilot of mine became incapacitated years ago, and I can tell you, my heart rate went up. Incapacitation of a pilot can happen at any time, and when it happens during the critical phases of takeoff or landing, safety is even more at risk. In this recent incident, the pilot in the right seat was a captain who was training a brand-new captain in the left seat. This Check Captain was very experienced, very calm in this emergency, has probably trained other pilots for incapacitation scenarios, and was able to get the aircraft safely on the ground in a short amount of time.


Apparently, Patrick Ford suddenly died at the controls of a sophisticated passenger jet shortly after takeoff. The FAA has announced a full investigation into this. This investigation must include an autopsy to determine the cause of death. We do not know if he was injected with the covid shot, or how recently he may have been injected. We do know for sure that myocarditis is listed as a possible adverse reaction to any of the covid shots. We also know that myocarditis can be present with no symptoms whatsoever. This is dangerous because myocarditis can be deadly and result in heart failure with no warning.


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Monday, November 28, 2022

Moroccan Invaders Riot After World Cup in Brussels

 (David Berger) After the Moroccan national team won against the Belgians (0:2) in the second group match of the World Cup, violent riots broke out in Brussels.  More than 100 police officers confronted hundreds of Moroccans, who threw firecrackers, stones and bottles at them, set fire to and demolished cars and smashed shop windows.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

“Last of Vatican Fathers” Proposes Killing Children as He Nears His Particular Judgement


Bishop Luigi Bettazzi, who sees the Second Vatican Council in Pope Francis, wants to legitimize the killing of unborn children through abortion at the age of 99.

 (Rome) The "last living council father", the "red bishop", wants to justify the killing of unborn children as his last act before his death - at least up to the "fourth/fifth month".  The process of disintegration in the church, illustrated by a concrete, shocking example.

IMonsignor Luigi Bettazzi will celebrate his 99th birthday in three days.  In 1946 he was ordained after his training at the seminary of Bologna and in 1963 was installed by Pope Paul VI.  as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Bologna.  Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, Archbishop of Bologna at the time and one of the four moderators of the Second Vatican Council, gave him episcopal consecration.  Cardinal Lercaro was one of the Council's progressive ringleaders and became known as the "Red Cardinal," and not because of the purple.

Bettazzi himself, who attended three of the four sessions of the Council, liked to provoke in the Council Hall with a quotation from a book that used to be on the Index Liborum  Prohibitorum.  Substantial contributions by him have not survived.  The Romagna Regional Seminary in Bologna was a center of progressive subversion.

The name for Cardinal Lercaro, whose assistant was Bettazzi, was soon brought into his own when Bettazi was asked by Paul VI in 1966 to be appointed bishop of Ivrea.  As the “red bishop” he caused a stir and caused a nuisance without making any profit for the faith or the Church.

In 1994, for the first time, it seemed that the takeover of power by Italy's Communists was within reach.  But then Silvio Berlusconi and his new electoral alliance became an unexpected problem at the last moment.  In his election campaign for the United Left Front, which called itself the Alliance of Progressives, Bettazzi went so far as to say that Jesus was a "progressive."

For several years, Bettazzi has been regarded as the "last surviving council father".  While that's not entirely accurate, it helps the image and is meant to give Bettazzi's voice more weight.  Only last June did Msgr. Gabino Díaz Merchán, former Archbishop of Oviedo, die as the last surviving member of the Council in Spain.  In 2018 the last Council Fathers of the USA and France had died, two ultra-progressives: Monsignor Raymond Hunthausen, former Archbishop of Seattle, and Monsignor Pierre Pican, former Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux.  The last German Council Father, Msgr. Johannes Jobst, former Bishop of Broome in Australia, had already died in 2014.  In addition to Bettazzi, four other Council Fathers live;  three of them in Mexico, South Korea and India, which are unknown in Europe.  Only the youngest of them, Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, who was Prefect of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments from 2002 to 2008, would be known in the universal Church.  He was only ordained bishop on August 29, 1965 and therefore touched on the Council only in the last sessions.  Probably the reason why he is more reluctant to tell his own stories abo Post: Edit ut it.

On the other hand, it is true that Bettazzi is the last living signatory of the so-called Catacomb Pact, which was concluded in 1965 by 40 Council Fathers at the end of the Council in the spirit of liberation theology.  On the 50th anniversary of the signing, Bettazzi said:

 "With Pope Francis, the catacomb pact is revived."

In 2016, Bettazzi happily said Pope Francis was making a Don Andrea Gallo — a “priest who denied almost everything” — a “forerunner” who sowed what could now be reaped.

In the summer of 2020, Bettazzi gave Pope Francis the progressive accolade by calling the first pope not himself a member of the Council the “son of the Second Vatican Council.”  Bettazzi went further by saying:

 "With the election of Bergoglio I saw the programmatic culmination of the Council in which I took part."

Bettazzi: The "new reality" will only become a human at some point

On August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of all places, Bettazzi spoke in the magazine Rocca (16/17/2022) of the association Pro Civitate Christiana of Assisi, a “historic voice of progressive and pacifist Catholicism”, according to the Vaticanist Sandro Magister.  In it, the 99-year-old presented “considerations on abortion”.

On the two pages of his contribution, Bettazzi provided evidence that progressivism can actually mean a step backwards by returning to a position that he believed to have been overcome long ago and advocating the thesis that an unborn child is only a human being from the “fourth/fifth” month of pregnancy and can, therefore, be killed by abortion.  Scientifically, the statement has been refuted since the groundbreaking research of the German anatomist Erich Blechschmidt (1904-1992), who specialized in embryogenesis, especially morphology.  He proved that man is man from conception and does not eventually become man.



The Rocca issue of August 15, 2022 with the Bettazzi contribution: "Considerations on abortion"

The abortion lobby, on the other hand, has blinkers on and does not accept the current state of scientific knowledge because it diametrically contradicts their “stance”.  This lobby is fed by two currents, both of which go back to Social Darwinism: the wealthy Western Neo-Malthusians (overpopulation theorists) and the Marxist (emancipatory) movement, which is why the Soviet Union was the first country in the world to legalize abortion in 1920.  Both currents have been working together for a long time.  When National Socialism still existed, it was also part of the party.  For pro-abortion advocates, ideology comes before science, a moral deficit that has claimed tens of millions of lives and made abortion the greatest massacre in human history.

Since 1968, the abortion lobby, in cooperation with neo-Malthusian financiers and Marxist foot soldiers in the western world, has succeeded in questioning the right to life of unborn children.  The Catholic Church opposed this and became the last great bulwark of humanity.  This is hurting progressive Church officials as it threatens their solidarity with the political left, which has emerged as a globalist mainstream, led by neo-Malthusians.  Some churchmen even support their theses out of conviction.

Under pressure from left-wing leadership, progressive church representatives are attempting to square the circle.  An impossibility, which is why they are willing to raze the ecclesiastical bastions and accept the hostile takeover.  Bettazzi also takes this position, specifically in a question of life or death.  From an earthly point of view, the endangerment of the soul seems to have become almost superfluous, since the soul itself and the salvation of the soul have largely been successfully suppressed from the vocabulary of the Church.

The article in Rocco magazine notes that Bettazzi is well aware that his position is in stark contradiction to Catholic Church teaching and "undermines the Church's concept of abortion."

Piana: When someone becomes human is "ever open"?

A few days ago, again in the same magazine (Rocca, 22/2022), Giannino Piana, priest, former ethics lecturer at the Universities of Turin and Urbino and one of the most widely read progressive moral theologians in Italy, seconded him.  The 83-year-old Piana takes up Bettazzi's thesis and develops it further, that is, he drives the tunnels that are dug under the Church walls to place the explosives with which they are to be blown up.

In order to overcome the contradiction "with the traditional teaching of the Church", Piana fabulates that "the authentic Christian tradition cannot and must not be thought of as a monolithic block that is mummified and passed on repetitively".  On the contrary, it is “an open and innovative tradition that is constantly evolving”, because “the courage to change, while fully preserving the evangelical substance, is the way to make it credible and universalizable”.  So so.  A typically weak argument of weak thinking, which is mostly interest-led.


The Rocca issue of November 15 with the Piana contribution: "When do you become a person"

It is all the more clear from the two essays that Bettazzi and Piana – as is currently happening primarily through attacks on the sacrament of Holy Orders and with a view to homosexuality against the doctrine of marriage and morality – want to break the dam in the question of the right to life.  Wherever the Catholic Church stands in contradiction to the prevailing godless thinking, it should adapt - at any price.

Bettazzi's basis of argument is inevitably thin.  He speaks of a distinction between "reason" and "intuition", between a form of cognition of reality that focuses on the "I" and one that focuses on the "we".  It would be more honest to speak of the tension between should and want.  Instead, in his corrosive remarks, he misuses Genesis, which says, "God formed man from the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being" to deduce that the  biblical narrative in what is formed with the dust of the earth is to be understood as "something preliminary", "which is not yet the individual human being", who only later becomes such through the breath of life.

Bettazzi thus poses the question of when the breath of life makes "this reality" human: "Reason tells us that this is the moment when the male sperm fertilizes the female egg".  However, “intuition” is “more insecure and open to secrets”.  It hesitates to say "that this new reality is already a person.  Is this the case after the fertilized egg is implanted in the womb?  Is that the case in the third month of pregnancy when the different parts of the body are already configured?”

Bettazzi answered both questions with no.  Much more convincing is the assertion, according to the bishop, "of a modern scientist," whose name he prudently does not name, that "man only becomes an autonomous individual, a person, when he is still in the womb capable of being human  live and breathe independently: not before the fourth/fifth month, like John the Baptist, who jumped in Elizabeth's lap at Mary's greeting in the sixth month".

How convenient that Bettazzi's random fishing in the dark should result in a conclusion that is consistent with current abortion laws in most Western countries.

Piana, once president of the Italian Association of Moral Theologians (ATISM), founded in 1966, jumps on Bettazzi's bandwagon and emphasizes "the special feeling of women" which is "shaped by a unique existential entanglement" to "the human process in which one  becomes a person”, who is “in no way locked into predefined schemes” and “presents himself as perpetually open”.



The priest and moral theologian Giannino Piana was president of the Italian Association of Moral Theologians

The point in time when something, the "new reality", becomes a person is "perpetually open".  Hear hear.  A Catholic bishop and a priest set off a moral-theological atomic bomb with all its potential for destruction.

Piana's explanation that "the moment of the beginning of personal life is to be postponed before the act of fertilization" does not help either, since he adds in the same breath that "one cannot speak of an abortion in the strict sense unless one has had a considerable one."  distance from this event", and from this concludes - and this is what Bettazzi and Piana are about - that "the suppression of life in the early months of pregnancy, however serious, cannot be classified as homicide"  .

 And Rome?  silent

And Rome is reacting in the way Pope Francis is already accustomed to from other fronts on which the spirit of the times would have to be contradicted: by remaining silent.

But hasn't Francis repeatedly spoken out against the killing of unborn children in very drastic terms, thereby confirming the Church's teaching against the killing spree?

Yes, he has.  However, he avoids the consequences of this, because that would be a “culture war” and that seems particularly reprehensible in his eyes.  But that could also be interpreted differently.  From the perspective of their authors, Bettazzi's and Piana's thesis is in any case easily compatible with Francis' condemnation of abortion: one can only speak of a child, i.e. a person, as soon as the breath has been breathed in;  therefore one cannot speak of an abortion beforehand.

 So it seems, at least dialectically, to have succeeded in squaring the circle by hiding and straightening it out?  Yes, on a mountain of corpses, but with the advantage of having avoided a culture war.

Both the bishop and the moral theologian would assert all the more resolutely that from the "fourth/fifth" month of pregnancy onwards we would speak of a child, a person whose killing is the destruction of a human life, which is of course to be rejected - at least until then, until “intuition” and “feeling” (in plain language, the abortion lobby), draw other dividing lines, as is already the case in the left-wing states of New York (since 2019) and California (2022), where unborn children are kept until the time of birth  can be killed.  The German media, too, presented the most cruel possible abortion legislation as a “safe haven for women” and a “place of refuge”.  That they did so with quotation marks underscores at best the hypocrisy of the misanthropic neo-Malthusian-Marxist cartel's mind-control.

Some church representatives have long since changed sides.  This is a fact that must be faced and spoken out.

Pope Francis remains silent, as if he does not know what the former President of the Italian Association of Moral Theologians and the last living Council Father, whom he has personally received in audience, are saying, both of whom see themselves as "Bergoglians".

And one last thing: the ugly picture that Luigi Bettazzi paints as the last surviving Council Father in the West also seems to be characteristic of the Second Vatican Council with symbolic power.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi

Image: Youtube/Rocca (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

AMDG



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Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Upstream Podcast

Attorney Collapses Suddenly

“Gabriel Poliquin, lawyer for the Public Order Emergency Commission, was leading an Ontario bureaucrat through his evidence when he suddenly fell down from the podium where he stood.” – Tonda MacCharles, Alex Ballingall

Video

 https://rumble.com/embed/v1qe2c2/?pub=4

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/11/09/lawyer-collapses-at-emergencies-act-inquiry.html

I’m pretty sure an attorney heading up an inquiry into the trucker protest has had the death vax, just like Henry Weste of Lifesite News.






AMDG


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

“Died Suddenly”



Died Suddenly, Irish version:

https://gemmaodoherty.com/coming-soon-the-died-suddenly-edition-of-the-irish-light-2/

H/T: Barnum


Stew Peters’ new film, Died Suddenly, is set to be released on November 21st. The documentary investigates the spike in sudden deaths in vaccinated individuals and includes explanations from doctors, scientists, and embalmers on what they think is happening and why they think it is happening.

The trailer for the film begins with the question, “Why do we never believe them?” which is then followed by a man explaining that “The governments know, this has been well planned. This is Agenda 2030, this is the Great Reset.”

The trailer for the film features the expert opinions of those that feel the need to give a voice to the dead and features videos of athletes, teenagers, and other people suddenly collapsing in a series of clips. 

More recently, another young person. 



AMDG

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Will We Ever Be Able to Forgive?


Edit: some of us resisted this nonsense and spoke out against this regime, and the death vax with the numerous deaths. 

We will not forget the policies forced upon us, the lives and livelihoods destroyed and the Covidian Cultists who demanded that we comply or be denied our basic human rights, but can we forgive? Most of the Cultists are shameless and incapable of the self-awareness to realize they were wrong, I fear, people like Soyjack Steve and Marcy Shea.




 

AMDG

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Pelosi’s Attacker Was Anti-Semitic

 Edit: arms dealer Paul Pelosi was attacked in his home by a man with hammers. A lot has been made of the attacker’s alleged sexual deviancy, but now the MSN is going to spin this into an anti-Semitic thing and a call for more censorship.

If he were anti-Semitic, why not go for Chuck Schumer?

That and Bibi is ahead in the  polls. 

(JTA) — The man arrested for beating U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer after breaking into their San Francisco home in search of her had spread the theory online that Jews are to blame for the war in Ukraine.

San Francisco police arrested David DePape on Friday after Paul Pelosi struggled with a home invader who was attacking him. DePape was allegedly yelling, “Where is Nancy?” Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the attack. Paul Pelosi, 82, was hospitalized but is expected to recover.

A picture of DePape that emerged after police named him as the alleged attacker suggests that he was actively engaged online with a slew of conspiracy theories, including ones about Pelosi, who has been a target of supporters of former president Donald Trump, and about Jews.

AMDG


Chuck Schumer’s Press Secretary Caught Soliciting Minor

 [Predator DC] Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer’s (former 2007?) press secretary, Andrew Koneschusky, is filmed attempting to meet with an underage boy for sex.

He also worked for disgraced Jewish pederast Anthony Weiner.

He attended the evil Georgetown University.



AMDG

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Josh Guimond 20th Anniversary Brings “New Evidence”




 Edit: Josh Guimond disappeared 20 years ago on November 10th at Saint John’s Abbey. Despite the unusually large number  of sexual degenerates and criminal sodomites currently and then located at Saint John’s Abbey, the local authorities are directing their expert attention away from the Minnesota Abbey. Considering past bungling by Sterns County, it’s hard to understand why they are so highly esteemed by the media.

The national press has deigned to cover the story now that the Sterns County Sheriff’s Department has released a lead. They’ve  provided a photo collage of young to middle-aged males who might know who Josh was. (None appear to be related to the Modernist Abbey)

The context of the photos is unclear, but it is now more than apparent that Josh was active on gay dating apps, according to the Podcast by civil rights attorney Josh Newell.

Dan Ward who would brag about being heretical to
attract young twinks according to Francisco Schulte

There are no photos in this collage of Dan Ward, the credibly accused sex predator Coach of Josh Guimond’s debate team, but it would be  pointless perhaps to seek questioning  of the violently deceased Bruce Wolmering, who was active as a floor monitor in a dorm nearby. Wolmering was adept at hypnotism and employed it in his practice.

Bruth Wolmering 


This fine piece of work probably knows more than a list of randoms Josh was looking  at on gay dating sites that the Abbey’s Sheriff’s Department is presenting. Andert  used hypnosis as a parlor trick with students in the dormitory at St John’s. He most likely abused a prominent politician’s very troubled son.

Tom Andert

These sickos and many others, roam the countryside and have often been given positions of trust by Abbot Klassen who is supposedly not aberrosexual.

You can’t make this up. A lot of the Monks, including  the Novice Master, I’m told, aren’t into Latin, but they are really into Latinos. This poor kid better run! Watch out Pedro!

Aberrosexual Looking Monks Circle Chum

We don’t know if Sterns County has perused Jerome Tupa’s pornographic “art”.   When we first saw it years ago, it just looks like weird abstraction. Eventually, it became obvious. One can not unsee, having  seen Tupa’s sadomasochistic and very gold plated, drawings. One friend of Tupa’s referred to him as, “the man with the golden junks.”  One of the few places a person can view this crap is on Eponymousflower, which has tried to highlight the evil and degeneracy of Collegeville for over a decade.


AMDG




Monday, October 17, 2022

YE LOCUTA CAUSA FINITA — George Floyd Died of Fentanyl Overdose

 Edit: remember when all those cucks in the Catholic blogosphere were bending over blackwards to bend a knee? It’s funny how those of us were calling a spade a spade back when this was ongoing and were reviled by lowlifes like drunken pothead Steve Skojec and the usual assortment of professional psychoanalysts and virtue signaling types,  remember Vox Cantoris?   

Now a black billionaire says it and it’s relevant

Well, ok then!! Can we get some justice for the diverse team of law enforcement officials languishing in prison right now?

Some of Saint George Fentanyl’s holy family want to sue!



AMDG

We have some questions for the Canucks at LifeSite

 From the earliest days of the Chinese Plandemic, LifeSite News has been a lonely voice yelling bullshit in a manner only the politest Canadi<ns can master.   They have courageousely stood up to both secular and religious authorities that were enforcing lockdowns and mandating jabs.  When pastors introduced vaccine apartheid to their congregations, they exposed them as the antithesis of Damien of Molokai.  And, when bishops said that getting the baby juice cocktail injected into your arm was a moral responsibility, they raised serious ethical questions about its origin, its safety, and its effectiveness.


Recently, John~Henry Westen (the nicest guy after Brian Mulroney) and Kennedy Hall (a dabbler in Libertarianism) attended the Catholic Identity Conference in Pennsylvania. 


While we're certain they both made valuable contributions, we're wondering how they got there in the first place.  It's true that the ferret-faced Justin Bieber Castro dropped all vaccine and testing requirements for entering Canada last month.  But, the U.S. of A. is still holding out.   Check out these screen shots from Delta Air Lines.

Do Messrs. Westen & Hall possess green cards?   Did they get jabbed?   Or better yet, do they have some information they can share with their readers on how to circumvent U.S. law?   C'mon fellas!  A lot of us have family north of the border and they'd like to work on their tans this winter!




Another Priest Arrested in Nicaragua


Father Enrique Martínez, parish priest of Santa Martha in Managua, was arrested on October 13.

(Managua) Nicaraguan priest-in-exile Uriel Vallejos lamented the arrest of his fellow brother Enrique Martínez Gamboa by the National Police on Friday. The number of priests arrested in 2022 thus increases to a total of nine, including a bishop.


Vallejos tweeted that Martínez Gamboa, parish priest of Santa Martha in Managua, was "kidnapped" at 5:00 p.m. local time (11:00 p.m. CET) on Thursday.


"Priests and the Catholic Church are demanding his release and an end to the persecution of the Church and clergy," he added.


At the same time, he released a video showing the imprisoned priest speaking to students. The rally was attacked by police and armed militiamen, killing eight protesters. The mood was correspondingly high.

In the video, Martínez Gamboa calls on the students demonstrating against President Daniel Ortega to "don't cuddle"; "Long live Nicaragua"; "Long Live the Mothers of the Fallen of April 19, 2018"; "Long live the doctors, the decent journalists". In the video, the priest can be heard calling President Ortega and his wife, the vice president, a “murder couple” and demanding, “Get out of the palace! Out!".


The National Police have neither confirmed nor denied the arrest of the priest. The Nicaragua Nunca Más human rights organization said his whereabouts are still unknown.


In the past six months, Ortega's police have arrested a total of eight priests and Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, Bishop of Matagalpa and Apostolic Administrator of Estelí.


Two weeks ago, President Ortega, who describes himself as a “ friend ” of Pope Francis, accused the Catholic Church of being a “dictatorship” and a “perfect tyranny” whose bishops tried to stage “a coup” against his government in 2018.


The arrest of Bishop Álvarez and eight priests, including Martínez Gamboa, is the latest chapter in what has been a particularly turbulent year for Nicaragua's Catholic Church with the Ortega regime branding Catholic leaders as "coup plotters" and "terrorists".


Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Twitter/Pbro Uriel Vallejos (Screenshot)

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

AMDG