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Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Decline of the Catholic Church in Latin America Accelerates Under Francis


The decline of Catholics in Latin America continues unabated. It increased under Pope Francis.

(Rome) For decades, Latin America was considered a “continent of hope” for the Catholic Church. In fact, it is losing ground there day by day. The reasons are complex but partly homemade. At the 2013 conclave, a well-meaning section of the pope's electorate was convinced that the election of the Argentine to the throne of Peter would halt the process of erosion. This was suggested to them by interested parties. The reality looks not only sobering but devastating. The most visible “response” so far has been the Amazon SynodChurch leadership seriously believes that this is the solution. Meanwhile, Catholic Latin America continues to erode.

The election of Pope Francis was engineered by European cardinals who were not primarily concerned with Latin America, but with the West. Their program is that of the '68, which they want to push through in their own countries. To do this, they chose the detour via Latin America. The Amazon Synod was driven by the same agenda. There is talk of Indians and the rain forest on the equator, but the desired program is that of the ecclesiastical 68ers with the aim of pushing through their agenda somewhere outside the European horizon in order to then re-import it into the old Occident. This strategy follows a clear logic after the direct route was recognized as having failed.

The eroding process of the Church in Latin America as far as the part of the Church is concerned, goes back to the wrong course that was set by European missionaries on the Iberian-influenced subcontinent. This includes, above all, Marxism and its thought pattern. This is how Liberation Theology developed and other currents. They are accompanied by a latent or open hostility to Europe. A paradox? It seems so. In reality, it reflects a partly consciously, partly unconsciously intentional decomposition, as practiced in Europe. It is the rejection of one's own identity, carried out with gradually varying degrees of intensity, and thus radically or to some extent also of Christianity, in Europe as well as in Latin America. 

The fact that the 500th anniversary of Christianization is partly "forgotten" is an alarming portent, after all, it was only then that civilization found its way onto the continent. In 1492 the discovery by Columbus, a man of deep Catholic character, was commemorated. However, the commemoration was overshadowed by polemical interference.

In 2019, the Mexican bishops extended an invitation to Pope Francis to come to Mexico for the 500th anniversary of the evangelization of mainland America. The first church on the American mainland was built in Tlaxcala in 1521 and dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. However, Pope Francis showed no interest in traveling to the celebrations – and that had nothing to do with Corona, which then messed everything up a bit.

The Tlaxcaltecs could never be subdued by the cruel Aztecs. It is historically no coincidence that they allied themselves with the Spaniards and also quickly mixed with them through marriages. Together, the Spanish-Tlaxcaltec coalition defeated the Aztec Empire and ended its cruel cult of human sacrifice and cannibalism.

While the occasion was not sufficient for Pope Francis to travel to Latin America, Mexico's leftist leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called for an apology from the Church to the "native peoples" (the term indigenous is used by political correctness is avoided) – for Christianization. However, the same Obrador considers Pope Francis to be “one of the finest popes” in Church history.

media and source

Telemundo, part of NBCUniversal ( USA), the third-largest media company in the world, and other media outlets, yesterday published reports on the decline of the Catholic Church in Latin America. The headline and tenor of Telemundo are exaggerated. No regrets can be expected from the authors. Rather, they indicate that the Church opposed abortion and euthanasia, but that its erosion entails socio-political changes. Thus, with the help of massive and planned pressure from the US and European NGOs, several states have legalized the killing of unborn children and "gay marriage". The same movement is also taking place toward the introduction of euthanasia.

The published figures come from Latinobarómetro and are certainly worth considering, albeit with a caveat. The market and opinion research institute based in Santiago de Chile is described by Wikipedia as an "independent private non-profit organization", but where it says "independent" today, independence is rarely to be found. Founder and Director Marta Lagos serve on the Chilean Board of Directors of Women's World Banking ( headquartered in New York), Advisor to the World Bank based in Washington, the United Nations Development Program UNDP based in New York, the Inter-American Development Bank Washington-based IADB and member of a UN Expert Committee on Public Opinion. The advisory board of Latinobarómetro includes a representative from Eurobarometer, a not at all "independent" institution of the EU Commission.

UNDP and IADB, the Ibero-American Summit OEI and the Development Bank of Latin America CAF, as well as the Norwegian and Swedish governments, are among Latinobarómetro's major donors.

The latest numbers

Latinobarómetro compares the development from 2000 to 2020 in ten-year steps. The number of Latin Americans who describe themselves as Catholic fell from 76 percent in 2000 to 70 percent in 2010 and 57 percent in 2020. This is double the decline compared to the previous decade.

In return, the Protestants and the non-religious have grown. The proportion of Protestants in Brazil grew from 13 percent (2000) to 25 percent (2020). If you add the proportion of those who waver, according to other institutes, the proportion of Protestants in the largest Latin American country is as high as 31 percent. In Guatemala, their share has even risen from 19 percent to 41 percent since 2000, while that of Catholics has fallen to 41 percent.

At the survey's launch in Mexico City on Wednesday, the only reason given for this development was that "young people now have a wider range of options to choose from," that Protestant groups have increased their recruitment; that New Age movements incorporate pre-Columbian traditions and that faith in the Catholic Church is at an all-time low.

Nevertheless, Catholicism continues to be influential because it is socially rooted in culture and folklore, "even among non-practicing people". This even applies to Uruguay, the least Catholic country in Latin America, where only 34 percent call themselves Catholics. Nevertheless, Catholic holidays are held, such as Holy Week, which has been called “Tourism Week” since 1919, when a law of strict separation of Church and state came into force.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image : Wikicommons/MiL

Trans: Tancred


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Vatican Desperately Holds onto Coronascare Measures and Death Vaxx

(Rome) After a serious 
incident, the Vatican refuses to comment. Cardinal Raymond Burke was barred from Roman Curia dicasteries because his green passport (vaccination certificate) expired in March. The Vatican reacts to media reports in its own way by sticking to the mask and vaccination requirements. Although the pseudo-pandemic has been exposed, the Papal States are pretending to be ignorant. They hear and see nothing because you neither want to hear nor see.

Yesterday the government of the Vatican State and the Holy See decided to retain the FFP2 mask requirement (until recently a mouth and nose protector was sufficient in Italy) and the vaccination certificate (Green Pass) - even in the Vatican Museums.

While green passports and the obligation to wear masks have fallen in most western countries - even in Austria, where a corona-fanatical government made up of blacks and greens has been up to mischief since February 2020 - the Vatican remains in defiant denial of reality. After all, Pope Francis had risen early on to become a global vaccine propagandist, which inevitably presupposes a threat scenario - even if it's just a contrived one.

Switzerland lifted most of the corona measures in March and since April 2nd the mask requirement on public transport. And? What happened? Nothing! The state of Texas had already taken this step on March 21, 2021. And? What happened? Nothing! The state of Florida had already eliminated the corona measures in the summer of 2020. And? What happened? Nothing! Sweden has never introduced such measures. And? What happened? Nothing! Nothing that didn't also happen in the states that took radical to most radical corona measures and that went beyond the normal occurrence of the average flu.

The examples mentioned expose lockdowns, mask requirements, and other forms of discrimination as senseless and also as malicious since they were deliberately arranged. This viciousness is even maintained in some states against children who are obviously intended to be "transformed" on a psychological level. Not to mention the criminal corona madness of the Communist regime in the People's Republic of China, as it is currently being exercised in Shanghai.

Recent decisions approved by Santa Marta

The Vatican's decisions go back to Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. Although this is not part of the government of the Vatican State, it heads the Roman CuriaIn the Church, which is structured in a strictly hierarchical manner, formal and real decision-making functions become blurred, because in cases of doubt the Holy See decides. The Cardinal Secretary of State will not make such a decision without prior approval from Pope Francis.

Despite figures showing the opposite, the Vatican State and Holy See insist that "the current pandemic situation calls for a special, extraordinary and dramatic approach" to combat the coronavirus. This situation is not just surreal now, it was already in the spring of 2020. Since the first corona cases appeared in the West, tested with a useless instrument called a PCR test, it was clear: neither is the SARS-CoV‑2 a “killer virus nor is the human immune system defenseless against it. As a result, the two false premises that formed the basis of an unprecedentedly insane corona policy were already invalidated in February 2020.

The reasons for these exorbitantly misguided government decisions, whose actual consequences in economic, constitutional, civil and criminal law, psychological and health terms are not even remotely foreseeable, are still in the dark today. Governments refuse to say what information they received from whom and when they took their unprecedented actions.

What is being kept secret, what is to be covered up?

In addition to the wearing of masks in all closed areas of the Vatican, the new decrees also continue to prescribe interpersonal distance, hand hygiene and the regular disinfection and ventilation of all public spaces. Both the Vatican State and the Holy See will continue to demand the green passport

invented by the EU Commission, which shows the vaccination status and, as a mercy, is also valid for six months for those who have recovered. For a few hours, visitors and tourists will also accept a negative result of the unspeakable PCR test, the main instrument of the pandemic staging. The Green Pass
is still required for access to the Vatican offices but also to the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens, the Papal Villas and the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo, which served as the summer residence of the popes until Francis.

Vaccination with salary suspension and dismissal pressure

For most of the staff of the Vatican State and the Holy See, the "vaccination" with one of the genetically modified Covid preparations is still mandatory. Vaccination is compulsory for all health and safety workers, as well as for all employees who have direct contact with the public or visitors.

The existence-threatening clause was also reaffirmed that unvaccinated persons are not allowed to go to their workplace and at the same time non-appearance at the workplace is considered an unjustified absence, which leads to the suspension of salary payments and can lead to dismissal. This malign linkage has served from the start, ever since Pope Francis made vaccination mandatory in January 2021, to put maximum vaccination pressure on employees and staff. The question of why there is such doggedness to drive the experimental Covid preparations into irreversible range is still unanswered to this day.

Italy arbitrarily made vaccination compulsory for everyone over the age of 50. If you don't follow, you have to pay a fine of 100 euros, which sounds rather harmless. More serious is that unvaccinated people were banned from working. In addition, a precedent has been set that tomorrow will allow governments to interfere with the health of their citizens at will with sanctions. Expanding the catalog of sanctions is then easy.

The Green Passport will also continue to be required from participants in Vatican Congresses and from guests in the Vatican Guesthouse Santa Marta.

The measures in force since January 2020, which were last extended in December 2021, would have expired at the end of April.

Fascination with power

The powerful in state and society obviously like to exercise their power and let their subordinates feel it, which is why the governments are careful to extend the measures in good time. The Church, which from the outset failed to present a corrective alternative to secular power, is no exception. Segregation through vaccine apartheid continues.

With the two decrees, the Holy See and the Vatican State reacted in their own way to the media reports about the scandal that Cardinal Raymond Burke, who refuses the Covid preparations for reasons of conscience, is denied access to Vatican dicasteries. The cardinal, who has recovered from Covid-19, has not had a valid green passport since March, since recovery, the normal state of being human, is only accepted by the Corona fanatics for a period of six months. The reason for this discrimination, one of many Corona discriminations, is obvious: It's not about Corona and not about health, but about driving as many people as possible into the gene-manipulating Covid injection, no matter what. Cui bono?

The fact is that the generated Corona hysteria and the subsequent mask requirement, lockdown and vaccination pressure are intended to make people psychologically docile. The past two years have shown how systematically the mainstream media is trying to control opinions. The responsible citizen, as he was called until yesterday, who is aware of his rights and his position as an equal sovereign, is reduced to the status of a paralyzed, docile subject. So from the beginning, someone thought something about it and that goes far beyond Corona.

Lack of empathy

There has not been a word of regret or even an apology for Cardinal Burke's lockout. That fits into the Corona picture: So far, not a word of consolation or sympathy from the Pope for the countless victims of the Corona measures (not the Corona virus) has been heard. As well as when he enforces even the most radical measures against his own employees.

The corona virus is not a threat to humanity, but the corona measures are.

Addendum for Corona believers who do not want to believe

With Alemannic thoroughness, the hospitals in the Austrian Ländle provide the comparatively best figures on the Corona situation in the German-speaking area. They show what is kept secret and veiled in other countries. 

Yesterday, April 20, 52 Covid-19 patients were treated as inpatients in the Vorarlberg state hospitals, 42 of whom are “fully immunized”. “Fully immunized” usually means at least twice, but probably three times “vaccinated” with a Covid preparation that is said to be “safe” and guaranteed “effective” according to the federal government.

The information is a remarkable contradiction, because "fully immunized" should not have to be treated in the hospital. However, the misleading Corona newspeak is being retained because the federal and state governments want it that way in their PR pandemic. The absurdity is thus exposed all the more clearly.

“Around 80 percent of Covid 19 patients are currently being treated in hospitals for another disease, with corona disease being the secondary diagnosis.” 

In reality, there are not 52 Covid 19 patients in the hospitals in Vorarlberg, but only ten. The claim that the other 42 had a “Corona disease” is also part of the misleading Corona Newspeak. In reality, the statement only indicates a positive result of the unspeakable PCR test, which all patients are obligated to undergo. This also refutes the "overburdening" of the health system, which governments have cited as the main reason for their extraordinary intervention.

"6 Covid-19 patients currently have to be treated in the intensive care unit, all 6 are fully immunized." 

Apart from the repeated paradox of intensive care despite "full immunization", it does not say how many are in intensive care because of Covid-19. Possibly only the aforementioned fifth, possibly even none.

People only die “in connection with the virus”, which can mean anything or anything. This corresponds to the veiled Corona newspeak “with and on” Corona died, which in 2020 served to create the desired Corona hysteria. Since the Covid preparations have been available since December 2020, the actual and supposed Corona deaths have done their duty and only play a marginal role. Otherwise, people might notice that despite "vaccination" there are the same number or even more corona deaths. What would they get if the citizens knew the truth?

The management report lacks information on vaccination side effects and vaccination deaths. Also in this case, because the governments do not want it. 

If you want to see for yourself, you can view the current “Covid-19 Management Report” every day.

Management report Covid-19 from April 20, 2022: The Ländle provides the best figures in the German-speaking area

Text: Giuseppe Nardi

Image : Osservatore Romano/ (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Communion on the Tongue is In the Gospels -- No Bishop Can Deny That"

 The three churches at the Capuchin Monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo. In the middle church, the Archbishop of Manfredonia expressed his "dangerous considerations".

Repeatedly, bishops try to ban Communion on the tongue under the pretext of combating corona and only allow communion in hand. However, there are clear legal, liturgical and theological hurdles that doom any attempt of this kind to failure.

Legally, the situation is clear: Communion on the tongue is the only fully valid form of receiving communion, and that in the entire world Church. After the Second Vatican Couoncil, at the urging of the bishops of the German-speaking zone, the bishops' conferences were given the opportunity, if they considered it "opportune", to allow an extraordinary form of Communion in addition to the ordinary form of receiving Communion, namely Communion in hand. Both forms are, where permitted, equally permitted, but not equivalent. Oral communion is and remains the proper and legitimate form of receiving Communion. The fact that in some countries and dioceses this fact is systematically concealed and the impression is created that Communion in hand is the current form of receiving Communion, whereas Communion on the tongue is an outdated form that no longer really applies today does nothing to change this. But especially, according to the overall impression created, one no longer has to take this “old” form into account. But this is not the case. 

A ban on Communion on the tongue is unthinkable under canon law, but communion in hand at any time, which clearly defines the hierarchy of these two forms.

In Corona times, reference is made to the protection of health in order to prohibit Communion on the tongue. That smells like an excuse and it is. It lacks any hygienic or medical logic. Doctors have pointed out that the oral Communion is no doubt safer than Communion in the hand (see also "Oral Communion Guarantees Best Health and Hygiene"). If the priest disinfects his hands before giving Communion, any contamination is excluded, since the consecrated Host only passes through his hand. In the case of hand communion, however, there are many hands.

In addition, in the 14 months of the alleged corona pandemic, there has been no known case of transmission of infection through receiving Communion. In Austria, although recently Kronen Zeitung tried to concoct a connection between attending Mass and infection, but proved both cases, on closer inspection to be of dubious journalism. Indeed, it is grotesque to think that the saving body of Christ could be the vector of disease. The bishops in the German-speaking areas are not setting a good example with their Corona measures when it comes to real presence.

The Manfredonia case

The Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Msgr. Franco Moscone, Chaplain of the Somascans, is entertaining "dangerous thoughts," so says the Vatican expert Marco Tosatti. The archdiocese comprises two historical dioceses and has been part of the ecclesiastical province of Foggia since 1979. However, it retained the rank and dignity of an archdiocese. It includes the famous Archangel Michael Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo and the city of San Giovanni Rotondo, in which the stigmatized Saint Pio of Pietrelcina spent 50 years of his life and is also buried. The saint has been one of the patrons of the archdiocese since 2002. 

Msgr. Moscone was appointed to the archdiocese by Pope Francis in 2018. He was born in 1957 and comes from the city of Alba in Piedmont. Last January 3rd, during a Mass celebration, he expressed a fundamental rejection of Communion on the tongue, which he dressed in the drastic and many to believers disturbing words:

"Communion on the tongue is an abuse."

Since then, the discussion about it in the diocese has not come to a standstill. The statement is too clear to be misunderstood or to falsely attribute intentions to the Archbishop that are far removed from him. According to Msgr. Moscone, Communion on the tongue is fundamentally wrong, which is why his contradiction, as he himself emphasized to the press, is not only due to the Corona virus.

For his irritating statement, the archbishop chose, which is no less irritating, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo. This is the "middle church" of the large Capuchin complex, which was added to the small monastery church of the Capuchin Convent in the late 1950s and consecrated in 1959. The many pilgrims who come to the grave of St. Padre Pio are expected to do a lot. In the new church, which was consecrated in 2004 and in whose lower church the grave is located, the kneeling of the faithful has been forbidden. If the archbishop has his way, Communion should now also be taken from them. It is astonishing how a bishop can come to a view that a practice always practiced by the Church and never given up could be fundamentally wrong.

Don Bux: “Communion in the mouth is documented in the Gospel. No bishop can counter this"

Don Nicola Bux, internationally renowned liturgist, friend of Benedict XVI. and himself a native of Apulia, commented on the archbishop's statement. His answer is also addressed to the other bishops who want to restrict communion in the mouth with or without Corona. The liturgical scholar is no less clear in his reaction than Monsignor Moscone:

“The bishop made a mistake. From the examination of the Greek Gospel text it cannot be inferred at all that the body of Christ was placed in the hand. "

The use of a paten would make no sense if Communion in hand had been practiced. "At most," said Don Bux,  it could be claimed they were using the Purple Code of Rossa from the fifth century, as believers of antiquity would have the Host taken by mouth from their palms, "but never with the fingers of the other hand." It is more likely that the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis only a few decades earlier, was based on a  judgment earlier introduced by St. Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem (348-386).


He called for “the hands to be formed into a throne, not in order to receive communion in hand, as is falsely claimed today, but in order to hold the hand formed in this way directly under the mouth and thus when receiving the Eucharistic ' to bite 'to prevent the smallest particle from being lost."

St. Cyril's invitation was an anticipation of the godfather, but not Communion in hand.

Archbishop Moscone, however, referred to “take and eat” in his sermon, which he interpreted as evidence of Communion in hand. Don Bux said:

"The Gospel of John clearly states that Jesus gave Judas a 'bite' at the Lord's Supper, and a bite is something that you put in your mouth." 

As early as May 2020, when other dioceses took action against Communion on the tongue with reference to the coronavirus, Don Bux said that the Gospel of John speaks of an immersed morsel (cf. Jn 13, 26-27). In the Douay standard translation says:

“Jesus replied: It is to whom I will give the morsels of bread that I will dip. Then he dipped the bread, took it and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot."



Don Bux on this:

“This form is still Common today among the Orientals and in the Eastern Church when giving communion. A bite of dipped bread cannot be put in the hand, only in the mouth. "

Today in the vernacular translations of the Missale Romanum used for converting words "take" are in Greek and in Latin the word λάβετε / accipite again, the not reflexive meaning "take" but "receive" means in terms of "to absorb” and “to take”.

“The bishop is making a clear mistake in believing that 'to take' means to take with your hands. No, the Host is 'received', in this specific case with the mouth. I think of the reaction of St. Padre Pio if he had heard a bishop speak like that!"


Text: Giuseppe di Nar-
image: Wiki-com-mons

Trans: Tancred

Recommended reading on the topic:

Fr. Martin Lugmayr FSSP: Hand Communion: A historical-dogmatic investigation, with a foreword by Prof. Robert Spaemann, 2nd edition, Dominus-Verlag, Augsburg 2020 .

Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider OCR: Corpus Christi. Thoughts on Holy Communion and the renewal of the Church, with a foreword by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, 2nd edition, Dominus-Verlag, Augsburg 2014.