Showing posts with label Cardinal Angelo Amato. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Angelo Amato. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Müller to Mainz, Schönborn and Maradiaga to Rome? Who is Playing the Game of Rumors?

(Rome) At certain intervals the rumor mill surrounding the Roman Curia will run. Currently, there are several speculations, of which the most important would be particularly worrisome. Currently, however, it is unclear who is playing what game with the rumors, and which part of the gossip has veracity.

The previous Prefect, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, it is rumored, will be the new Bishop of Mainz and  succeed there Cardinal Karl Lehmann, who was retired last May 16 with the completion of his 80th year. The new Cardinal Prefect of the Roman Congregation is supposed to be Vienna Archbishop Christoph Schonborn.

The fact is that the relationship between Pope Francis and Cardinal  Müller is severely strained, while the President of the Austrian Bishops' Conference is currently experiencing a flight of fancy in the papal favor. Both such contrasting movements have not the least to do with the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris laetitia. It's not about questions of sympathy but  a tangible and fundamental factional dispute. Behind this is the question of where Pope Francis will lead the Church. The Pope has ignored Cardinal Müller, who recently, along with the entire CDF, recently attacked. though only indirectly, the unassailable Pope Francis, but with a breathtaking statement, accusing the Pope's  ghostwriter, Titular Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, of being "heretical". The three magisterial documents by the Pope: Evangelii gaudium (2013), Laudato si (2015) and Amoris laetitia (2016)  all come from the pen of Fernandez.

Cardinal Schönborn

Cardinal Schönborn in turn was also rumored in 2005 to succeed  Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in the CDF. However, the German pope decided otherwise. In 2012,  the Vienna archbishop hailed the decision, to appoint the then Bishop of Regensburg, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, as the new CDF, as an "excellent choice". Since then, however, much has changed, especially the Pope in Rome.

Opaque backers and intentions

The rumor is to be treated with caution: First, the explosive reshuffle has been disseminated by the progressive media. In German-speaking parts it's KNA, the press agency of the German Bishops' Conference was responsible. Secondly, KNA published its information on the basis of information  published in the faraway Malaysia Catholic Herald newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. Verification was not even possible on demand. The probability that a diaspora institution would serve as the first media reporter of so far-reaching a reshuffle is not impossible, but extremely low.

The closer one comes to the progressive Spanish news site Religion Digital, which is known for its notorious papolatria since the recent conclave. It took over  the role of KNA in the Spanish-speaking world and maintains good contacts with the Honduran Cardinal, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga. The progressive organ headlined several times in recent months, with headlines in the way: "Francis Builds, Müller Destroys."

Rylko back to Poland, Maradiaga still on his second attempt to Rome?

The rumors of personnel changes affect not only the cardinals Müller and Schönborn. According to the same source, the 77-year-old Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the longtime first secretary of Pope John Paul II., is to be replaced as Archbishop of Krakow by Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, the current President of the Council of the Laity. This would be due to the dissolution of the Council for the Laity, whose responsibilities will be incorporated into the upcoming September 1 Congregation for Family, Laity and Health Pastoral. The first prefect of the new congregation would be likely to be the Pope confidant Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras.

 Cardinal Maradiaga

Maradiaga, who received the title of "Vice Pope"  because of his euphoric appearance in the first months of the current pontificate is coordinator of the C9-Cardinal Council in support of Pope Francis in the reform of the Curia and the guidance of the universal Church. Recently, however, it was become pretty quiet around the Honduran Cardinal.

In 2010, he was already being talked about as candidate for a Prefect of a Roman Congregation. He was to take over the management of the Congregation of Religious. However,   the Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz was appointed, who has been hunting the  Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate since 2013. Stubborn voices wanted to know if Cardinal Maradiaga had recommended himself recommended for the Roman post.

Cardinal Angelo Amato, the current prefect of the Congregation of Saints is to be replaced because of his age of 78 years by the current substitutes of the Cardinal State Secretariat, Curia Archbishop Angelo Becciu. New assistant and thus right hand of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin will be the current apostolic nuncio in Lebanon, Titular Archbishop Gabriele Caccia.

The next few days and weeks will bring clarity. Until then, the rumor mill should be given little credence, since for the time being things remain opaque, what game is to being played at and which part could be true. The fact is that the rumors claiming personnel switches around the CDF would drive the wedge of Pope Francis and his entourage deeper into the body of the Church. In the past few days another German cardinal, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, warned of  the "very great danger" of a schism.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Religion Digital (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Pope Francis Raises Angela of Foligno to the Altars

The Mystic (1248-1309) was a married mother of several children and a member of the Franciscan Third Order. During a pilgrimage to Assisi in 1285, she had a spiritual awakening.

Vatican City ( / KNA) The Catholic Church gets a new saint: Francis Pope extended the local worship of Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) officially to the entire world church, and added the Italian to the catalog of saints. As the Vatican announced on Friday, the Pope approved a corresponding submission by the prefect of the Vatican Congregation of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. Angela of Foligno was thus raised, 320 years after her beatification, without a formal canonization process for the glory of the altars. Pope Innocent X. had beatified her in 1693.

Probably born in 1248 in central Italy, Angela Foligno was known for her mystical experiences, whom a related Franciscan Brother Arnaldo chronicled. The married mother of several children, she belonged to the Franciscan branch for non-clergy, called the Third Order. During a pilgrimage to Assisi in 1285, she had a spiritual awakening. Then she sold her possessions gathered like-minded people around and dedicated herself to the poor and lepers.

As the Vatican also announced, they brought the canonization of the Italian, Maria Assunta Caterina Marchetti (1871-1948) closer. She co-founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo. The Vatican has recognized an inexplicable healing, a miracle worked through her ​​intercession. The canonization therefore must be approved only by the competent Commission of Cardinals and the Pope. Furthermore, the Vatican recognized six other people for heroic virtues too: this is the first important step in the canonization process. (C) 2013 Catholic News Agency KNA GmbH All rights reserved. Link to kathnet...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Victim of the National Socialists to be Beatified

Bl. Carl Lampert

On the of November, the Vorarlberg Priest Carl Lampert (†1944).  This has been reported by the Diocese of Feldkirch last Friday.  The Martyr saw the light of the world in January in 1894 in what is today the 3.000 population village of Göfis in the state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. He was condemned with ten other men, two of whom were priests, for "the Degradation of national security and radio broadcasting violations," on 13. November 1944.  The beatification will be celebrated by the Prefect for the Congregation for Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,  Cardinal Angelo Amato.