Showing posts with label Bergoglio Efffect. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bergoglio Efffect. Show all posts

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Vatican Speaker: "Pope Speaks for Himself" and Needs no "Speakers" and "Interpreters"

The Pope Speaks for Himself When it Comes to Argentina

(Rome) Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi SJ clarified that in connection with  relations of the Pope to Argentina that Francis "speaks for himself" and needs "no speakers and interpreters." The reason is that there are different voices and interpretations surrounding the political relationship of the Pope to his homeland who  have led to controversy in recent months. Several people tried to act and interpret themselves as the "authentic" disposition on behalf of the Pope.

The clarification of the Vatican spokesman was carried out in an interview with the Argentine radio station FM Milenium. The daily La Nacion reported about it on June 11. The clarification can be read to the effect that Pope Francis quite is disposed in other areas through interpreters and the press secretary says, but this is only true for relations with Argentina. Father Lombardi himself interpreted papal statements in the same interview papal on other topics.

Pope Francis said on the flight back from Lesbos, himself, to a journalist on the question whether the Post-Synodal Letter Amoris Laetitia will change the content of Church practice and doctrine: "I could say now: Yes, and period."  Instead,  the head of the Church directed, as regards the authentic interpretation of Amoris laetitia, that he had commissioned the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn with the official presentation of the letter in Rome.

Apart from the official Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi SJ, who himself  makes known, however, that he has only limited access to the Pope and to have information, there is mainly Father Antonio Spadaro SJ, Editor of the Roman Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, indirectly, the journalist Andrea Tornielli and especially the atheist doyen of leftist journalism and Masonic tradition, Eugenio Scalfari, as semi-official Pope spokesman. Previously, there have been no comparable denials that Pope Francis "speaks for himself" and needs no "speaker" and "interpreter." 

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: La Nacion (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis Has Proposed a "New Form of Application" of Ecclesiastical Doctrine

(Rome) Is the Spanish Episcopal Conference forging the path that the whole Church will soon be using to follow the Apostolic Letter Amoris LaetitiaYesterday  Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Madrid, the deputy president of the Spanish Bishops' Conference held a press conference yesterday. He was accompanied by the rector of the seminary of his archdiocese, a professor of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, José María Gil Tamayo, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference and two Jesuits who played an important role.

Ambiguities of "Amoris Laetitia" bring Archbishop of Madrid to embarrassment 

One wants to "value" the Exhortation of Pope Francis explained Archbishop Osoro the reason for the press conference. In this, however, it became clear that there is considerable unrest among clergy since Amoris Laetitia and there are numerous requests from priests asking how  they would have to act now.
After 55 minutes of the theoretical explanations involving the controversial aspects of Amoris Laetitia, there was ​​a detour, then came the first question from journalists and it was aimed immediately on the ambiguities in the papal document.  How do you respond to the "possible paradox" that a priest could grant the divorced and remarried communion and another does not.
It was one question that brought Archbishop Osoro and the others present to clear embarrassment. No one wanted to answer the question until finally the Jesuit Pablo Guerrero, pastoral theologian at the Pontifical University of Comillas, gave an answer that none of the others present contradicted, not even Archbishop Osoro.
"That would have put this decision at the discretion of the priest. But this is not the case. The Pope has asked in a clear exercise of synodality and communion with the entire College of Bishops of the Church Pastors of each diocese, to appoint the priests of his diocese a number of general and equal criteria in order to avoid arbitrary judgments. No priest should feel as if he is the owner of the word of God," Father Guerrero.

"New Style of the Magisterium" not divided into "good" and "bad"

All participants of the press conference stressed that the Church's teaching "does not change". Pope Francis had  proposed to the bishops, however, "a new form of application" of this doctrine. The papal letter "recommends," said Father Julio Martinez, Rector of the Pontifical University of Comillas and the second Jesuit at the conference table, not to divide the world into "Pure and Impure" and not in "good and bad".
"The full recognition of the Magisterium is not inconsistent with an internal Church debate. We are facing a new style of  Magisterium. It is about the harmonious coexistence between salvation and morality in order not to fall into a religious rigor."
With this the Spanish Episcopal Conference seems to acknowledge the softening of the indissolubility of marriage.  Because with the aforementioned "universal and equal criteria" that should be given to the priests in guiding, implicitly recognizing that there are situations in which the indissoluble marriage is still dissoluble. At the same time, the Episcopal Conference is trying to prevent anarchic situation  that according to Amoris Laetitia, every priest could decide at their own discretion. The Episcopal Conference is expected to draw the question of "general and identical criteria" for the clergy itself.

"Tactical finesse" of the Pope?

Prior to the publication of the post-synodal letter was, depending on the position, the worry or the hope was cherished that Pope Francis could adopt a general rule that it would accept the divorced and remarried to communion so that recognizes the divorced and remarried and lifts the indissolubility of sacramental marriage. That would have been guilty of heresy in the eyes of the defenders of the marriage sacrament. He did nothing of the sort  and everything else. The "tactical finesse" ( Secretum meum mihi ), as now emphasized by proponents and critics, lies precisely in the absence of a general rule. Thus Francis has introduced no new rule, but even more has not confirmed the existing traditional rule. He proves to be a "door opener", without being challenged on it.
In "pursuit of synodality" as the Jesuit Guerrero put it at the press conference in Madrid,  Francis put the iron in the fire by the convening of the Synod of Bishops on Marriage and Family. With Amoris Laetitia he is pushing the now-hot iron to the bishops, which specifically, since their introduction by the Second Vatican Council, is what Episcopal Conferences are meant to do. Through the unrest  borne into the church, among the faithful and the clergy, the bishops are obliged to adopt this general rule, to which the Pope has renounced.

The question is shifted to 130 Episcopal Conferences and 3,000 Dioceses

Pope Francis has burst the door open so that every Episcopal Conference and every diocesan bishop may adopt criteria to allow divorced and remarried to communion. The traditional doctrine must now be confirmed individually by each Episcopal Conference and every diocesan bishop. The probability that there will be at least only one Episcopal Conference or a bishop who softens the indissolubility of sacramental marriage is based on approximately 130 global Episcopal Conferences and Synods of Bishops and nearly 3,000 dioceses is quite likely. In any case, a question valid for the unity of the entire world Church is a question to be answered a hundred times.
The Spanish Episcopal Conference feels the actual or even perceived pressure of the faithful and priests. Uncertainties caused by Amoris Laetitia were palpable at the press conference in Madrid. Neither has it been consistently reaffirmed if the indissolubility of marriage actually means indissolubility, neither has it been affirmed that this logically leads to a categorical no to admission to the sacraments public adulterers, as it has always taught the Church.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Religion Confidencial (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred
Edit: just a small point of disagreement.  This has been ongoing for a long time since the Episcopal Conferences were put into effect, and the tragic results in terms of the implementation of the Bugnigine Missal are clear for anyone to see who cares to. It reminds us of Father Malachi Martin's explanation of the "superforce" as that diabolical grip on the Church, freezing even some of the most fervent defenders of the Church into general inaction and lassitude.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Africa's Cardinals Prevent Audience For Bill Gates -- Pope Francis and the Financial Magnates

Tom Cook With Pope Francis
(Rome) Pope Francis' criticism of  the "economy that kills" and the reception of financial groups is perceived as a contradiction, at  least it's not really an easily decipherable gesture. Vatican expert Sandro Magister has published a list of "all the financial magnates and technocracy, who Pope Francis granted an audience to this year alone", and from whom he "receives lavish gratuities".

"The economy, which kills"

"Pope Francis is adamantly against the rich man who let poor Lazaruses starve, against what he called 'the, economy, kills," said Magister.
In the enjoyment of the papal attention, for example, came Christine Lagarde, who was received on last 18 January at the Vatican. On February 19, Lagarde was confirmed for a second term at the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On March 1, she was praised by Pope Francis as "an intelligent woman" who will argue "that the money must be in the service of humanity and not vice versa". It's praise that the Pope expressed in front of a stunned delegation of Socialist deputies from France.
"At the beginning of his pontificate Jorge Mario Bergoglio surprised all by 'preaching a poor Church of the poor,' but also welcoming consultants of the most famous and from the most expensive manufacturers and organizational and financial systems to the Vatican, from McKinsey about Ernst & Young to Promontory and KPMG ,"  said Magister. Consultants, who promote socio-politically  the opposite of what the Catholic Church teaches (see Homo lobbying: McKinsey, Ernst & Young, KPMG ... and all work for the Vatican ).

Rendezvous at the Vatican with lush donation

"Now there is a different tune. There are no longer Vatican coffers, for these companies to pay into the accounts. There are the great entrepreneurs who are admitted to the meeting with the Pope, who bring him rich donations," said Magister.
There are those who speak about it, and others who do not. On January 22 was Tom Cook, CEO of Apple at the Vatican. He made ​​no secret of it, "to have  pressed a donation in  Francis' han d at the audience." The audience took place, as well as the others of its kind, "not in the prosaic guest house of Santa Marta, but instead at a magnificent space of the papal library in the Apostolic Palace," says Magister.
On January 28, Leonardo Di Caprio did the same. In the video recording of the meeting an envelope with a check for the pope can be seen, "for works of love that you care about." Di Caprio had gotten the audience not so much  as a successful and world famous film actor, but as chairman of a foundation against global warming. He appeared a few days before on behalf of the foundation at the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos and was awarded a prize.
Even Pope Francis had his voice  heard  at the Forum in Davos. He delivered a message for the integrity of creation and for an "integral" development of man.
Di Caprio and the other visitors received from the pope in return, a red bound copy of his encyclical Laudato si.

"Nature and technocracy"

"Nature and technocracy is the successful twin pack," said Magister. Seven days before Tim Cook of Apple was received, there was Eric Schmidt, the number one of Google. Schmidt has been head since early autumn of 2015, the CEO of the Holding Alphabet in which all Google companies are combined. He was accompanied by Jared Cohen, head of Google Ideas. They also have a foundation that operates in the field of poverty, energy and the environment, whose motto is "Do not be evil". Schmidt is ranked at number 100 in the world rankings of the richest men.
At the end of February, Kevin Systrom was received by the Pope. He is the founder and CEO of Instagram , a photo social network with 400 million users worldwide. In February, a delegation of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature was received in the Vatican, led by the chairman Yolanda Kakabadse.  WWF is currently promoting for mountain gorillas in different countrieswith the misleading slogan: "Gorillas are 98% human." The reference applies to the similarity of genes, but is considered an improper assertion. It is either human or animal.  The 98 percent man does not exist. Gorillas are 100 percent animal. The slogan is a play on words with which a theoretical evolution of man is propagated that's unscientific and unacceptable for the Church in this form.

Light spectacle Fiat Lux - A gift from the World Bank

"But the biggest coup in this area was the light spectacle, Fiat Lux, which took place on the evening of December 8 2015 on the opening day of the Holy Year of Compassion,  linked with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris COP21, projected on the facade and the dome of St. Peter's. The spectacle caused quite a stir, but was very controversial, especially in Catholic circles because it is "a hymn to nature, but without the slightest indication of their creator," said Magister.The light show was also very expensive, but it was a give to the Pope entirely intended as gifts by the World Bank , the foundation Okeanos and the company Vulcan. The founder and CEO of Vulcan, Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is currently considered the fortieth richest man in the world.

Protest by African Cardinals prevents audience for Bill Gates

And it was only just barely missed that Pope Francis would even receive Bill Gates in audience, the absolute number one from Microsoft and - according to Forbes -   the richest man in the world. The operation failed because the African cardinals intervened with the Pope against it vigorously. They reminded Francis that because the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation advocates the worldwide spread of abortion and particularly gives money and contacts in emerging, mainly poor countries to enforce the killing of unborn children. Bill Gates's father was on the board of the largest abortion lobbyist, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). His son partakes of the same neo-Malthusian ideology for population reduction.
Not that you would not have known at the Vatican, but there are indications that the papal court would have overlooked it without the African resistance. Since the beginning of the Argentine pontificate, a trend is recognizable to downplay the "non-negotiable values" in favor of new alliances with neo-Maalthusian aligned international powers (US, UN and EU) in the background. Pope Francis has already announced this paradigm shift to the dismay of many Catholics and the right to life organizations in 2013. The appointment of neo-Malthusians as members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is just one element of the new direction.
No resistance was stirring, however, at the audience for the second richest man in the world, the Mexican, Carlos Slim, a telecommunications magnate. The total cost of the transmissions and the press centers, during the visit of the Pope Mexico last February, were taken over by him.
Text: Settimo Cielo / Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, January 18, 2016

Schönborn's Leftist Wormtongue, Fr. Paul Zulehner, Recommends Self-Censoring of the Hemorrhaging in Church Membership

Cardinal Schönborn Effect: Between 2002 and 2015 approximately 220,000 Catholics have left the Conciliar Church  [graphic: Kreuz-net]

The wave of departures continue unabated

The Schönborn-Church with its devotion to the political left deals mainly  with the business of Muslim immigration. Repulsive example is the convert and Caritas CEO Fr. Michael Landau, who was implanted by  Fr. Helmut Schüller into the troupe of Schönborn apparatchiks.
In return, the Conciliar Church under Schönborn has massively neglected  taking care of the Catholics, rather he's offended them by his political agitation (for example, in the period just before the local elections in Vienna, holding a press photo-op with the socialist mayor of Vienna Michael Häupl).

Mass Departures Under Schönborn 

Since Schönborn took over the Vienna Archdiocese, approximately 300,000 Catholics from the church-tax church have departed: in 2015 there were, according to official Church statistics (presented on 12 January 2016) 16,103 people leaving, in 2014 15,897 Catholics have turned their backs on Schönborn, while in the previous year (2013) it was 15,889.
The house sycophants of Kathpress have downplayed that with the strengthening wave of continued exits, "the number of Catholics in Austria [had] remained broadly stable" - "only" 56,365 departures?

The Nazi Church-tax Revenues Are Still Rising

In 2015 the Church had revenues from the church-tax in the amount of 435 million EUR,  8 million EUR more than the year before. As long as the money (the Church-tax) is in order  then the Church-tax apparatchiks are satisfied. Even in Vienna the revenues from the Church tax have risen despite the loss 1.2 million euros because of departures.

Proselytizing the nadir

The factor that is  primarily  responsible for the defections, is the current Church policy of conciliar emasculation which also leads to a decline of proselytizing.
The protestations of Schönborn's spokesman Michael Prüller, that a focal point in Vienna must be missionary, are empty words: The re-entry numbers are negligible, as are activities also. In addition, the Conciliar Church has no missionary efforts among the heretics. [At least not in Austria]
In fact, the missionary must begin with the Vienna clergy and church officials: A replacement of at least half of the functionaries would be necessary,  in Schönborn's immediate circle, a complete overhaul would be a perfect asset for the Church.

Schönborn's leftist wormtongues and
the instructions for self-delusion

Of particular usefulness is the statement by the religion sociologist Paul Zulehner (one those mainly responsible  for departures), one should expect the numbers leaving to be small. His "very pragmatic Tip", which he has given to the left at Cologne Domradio in July 2015:
  • "We now figure we are 100 percent different from when we came from a time when religion was fate. In the future, we should rather turn the tables and say we expect from zero percent up, and could then say, oh, it's interesting, in many European countries so many people are very committed Christians. It's almost a miracle that people dial in to the freedom of the gospel. We need to 'benchmark,' as it were,  change, and  not from the top down but from the bottom up. Then we would also stop this whining about the departures. "

"Underground Catholics"

Already in 2009, Erich Leitenberger, the former spokesman of the Archdiocese of Vienna, tried to gloss over the numbers of departures by pointing out "that the official number is yet difficult to estimate since the group of 'underground Catholics' should be added" - well that did not change the continuing progressive Development.

The Haze of Mercy in the Decaying of Faith 

The Church is  "reaping" the undiminished  fruits of failing faith and is even more so unwilling under the current  Pope   to rethink, stressing the need to reflect the beliefs: The haze of mercy currently existent in Rome  does not help against the decay of faith.