Showing posts with label Father Davide Pagliarini. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"My Body Belongs to Me" or "Your Body Belongs to Me" --- Superior of SSPX Unconvincing Opposition to Corona

Father Davide Pagliarani's warning about the Corona crisis, which is not convincing

 Thoughts by Giuseppe Nardi

(Menzingen) The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (FSSPX), Fr. Davide Pagliarani, spontaneously commented on December 11 at a conference in the USA at the request of participants "also on the subject of Covid-19 and vaccination".  On January 18th, the Society of Saint Pius X published his free speech in a German translation.  Excerpts had already become known and sparked polemics.  Father Pagliarani takes a more detailed and differentiated position than most bishops do.  In the German-speaking area, there is governmental servitude in this regard.  The bishops' conferences and their presidents sound like government mouthpieces.  But P. Pagliarani's "admonition" also calls for a few comments.  So he says:

 "How long will the problem last?  Is this all complicated?  Yes!  Is this all a bit crazy?  Yes!  Is the stress that weighs on all of humanity understandable?  Yes!  Is it permissible to ask questions about all these problems?  Yes!  Is it legitimate to be against mandatory vaccinations?  Yes!  But …!"

The "but" is explained in the following sentence:

“But this major problem is linked to a medical issue.  That is the main reason why the Society does not speak directly on this issue.”

That is the crux of the matter.  The Corona problem that moves people, whether on one side or the other, is not a medical question, but a political one.  Governments have turned a medical issue into a political one.  The entire discussion, the multitude of problems, conflicts, fears, coercion are connected with this political interference.  That could not be said and seen through with certainty in the first few weeks of the ongoing Corona issue.  Some professionals like Prof. Bhakdi and Dr.  Wodarg did it back then and should be right with their assessment.  Since May 2020, however, it can be generally seen through if you want to see.  Since then, numbers have been on the table, and these facts have become more and more important.  This includes the ongoing cover-up and obfuscation by governments and their cronies, which is perhaps even more telling.

 It is appropriate to stay out of the medical question, it belongs to the doctors, at least as far as it does not touch on moral questions.  But it's not about the medical question, it's about the political one.  If politics, if governments, had not interfered, Corona would have passed humanity long ago without attracting any attention.  "If there had been no PCR tests worldwide, I don't think anyone would have noticed," said Prof. Franz Allerberger, head of AGES, the Austrian Robert Koch Institute, in a video interview on June 19, 2021.  Allerberger described the effect of protective masks outside of hospitals and homes as not a medical but a political question.  It's all about this.  As of January 2020, Corona is primarily a psychological war, a war started and waged by someone.  In the meantime, those responsible cannot be fully named, but they can be named to a large extent.

Pagliarani's reference that one does not comment on the matter because it is a question of medicine must therefore come to nothing.  It is about the political question for which a medical question is used as an occasion or pretext.  Nobody expects an opinion on a medical question from bishops, communities or even the Society of Saint Pius X, but they do expect orientation on moral questions, questions of natural law and social teaching.  According to Prof. Allerberger, the Corona crisis, which was triggered or staged without any need, is shaking the entire social fabric, from the state down to the family.  A schism was created according to plan, the artificial genesis of which took place before everyone's eyes and which now runs through almost every community.  There has not been a more devastating situation since the end of the war.  And nothing in this spiral of decomposition has anything to do with the medical question, but everything has to do with the political question.

Why P. Pagliarani cites aspects of "globalism and conspiracy" as the reason why "the Society is holding back" remains incomprehensible on the basis of his further comments on this chapter.  Wouldn't it be more appropriate to take a stand and put the current events into the "big picture" in order to make the connections clear?  So he says:

"The main expression of globalism, namely the destruction of the natural moral law and order that the Church has preserved and protected, is the creation of a new 'world' with new 'laws', with a new authority.  With or without Covid, with or without vaccination.  This globalism didn't just start a year ago.  It's much older."

Doesn't it seem reasonable to assume that Covid and the "vaccination" are not outside of "this globalism", but rather are a genuine expression of it?  Instruments to realize exactly the goals outlined by P. Pagliarani against the natural, the divine order?

In the important chapter on sin, the Superior General, despite the resolution not to comment on a medical question, suddenly dares to go far ahead when he says: "Even traditionists and Catholics who are faithful to tradition are dying of Covid!" Of course, "also traditionalists and  traditional Catholics" must die.  No one should have doubted that.  However, the postulate with the exclamation mark indicates that P. Pagliarani seems to be convinced that the officially counted "corona deaths" actually died of Covid-19".  At least that's daring.  The diagnosis "Covid-19" is, and that too is initially not a question of medicine, but of what government policy wants.  Think of the phrase “deceased from or with” that was unknown until the Corona crisis;  one thinks of the factually exclusive corona diagnosis based on the PCR test, which cannot distinguish corona from influenza, which is why the officially stated numbers say nothing about how many corona intensive care patients are due to Covid-19 or for a completely different reason are in the intensive care unit;  think of the highly dubious way of counting the “corona deaths”.  These are all not medical, but politically desired decisions.

The statements of the Superior General in his last chapter “False Principles” are embarrassing.  Roughly speaking, Father Pagliarani says that because there are also “wrong” people, he calls “leftists” and “extreme leftists”, the Society of St. Pius X can not join a position.  What is the purpose of distancing?  Why so polemical?  The question can only be: Does someone say and do the right thing?  I saw Society members at a rally with their flags walking alongside Che Guevara apologists and Catholics with depictions of the Sacred Heart.  That was what happened on the train and offered the observer an unusually interesting picture.  The named may not otherwise have much in common, but on this issue they are united and walk side by side.  Good this way.

Pagliarani's last "reason" why the Society "does not speak directly on this subject" then becomes a real own goal.  Let's hear for ourselves:

 "In one sentence: 'My body belongs to me!' I do what I want with my life.  That's why I decide for myself whether I want to be vaccinated or not.  We find the same slogans of the 1960s and 1970s - 'My belly belongs to me' - in a certain 'women's movement'.”

P. Pagliarani insinuates that the opponents of the Covid injection, which is ineffective against Corona but more deadly than the official figures for the Corona virus show, have the same spirit of the abortion advocates.  Isn't the opposite actually the case?  The pro-abortionists say “my belly is mine” when they really mean “your body is mine”, that of the unborn child they want to kill.  We are now experiencing the same mentality among vaccination fanatics and vaccination advocates.  They also say "Your body belongs to me" to the government, which wants to dispose of it.  A wrongly used slogan, as is done by the abortion lobby, is therefore wrong, neither per se nor in other situations.  In the specific case, the rejection of a fact-free, dangerous, only for BigPharma profitable corona vaccination obligation, the slogan "My body belongs to me" is correctly opposed to the mendacious postulate "Your body belongs to me".  This is what the Society of Saint Pius X might point out, along with the broader categorization that the body ultimately naturally belongs to God.  Personally, I can say that I was delighted when I was finally able to read the unspeakable abortion slogans at rallies against the Corona measures in a justifiable context.  Tactical cleverness can also be cited for the use of this slogan.

This last “reason” also makes Pagliaranis uncomfortable because he does not address the question of unethical Covid substances in his remarks.  The fact that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the “Note” published on December 21, 2020, waved through the production of all Covid substances previously approved in the EU using aborted children does not change the question of conscience for the individual.  Leaving this unmentioned, as already done by the bishops' conferences and the Ecclesia Dei communities in the German-speaking world, makes the previous polemic even more dubious because of the identical slogans (but not content).  Comprehensive information is required to make a responsible decision in favor of a Covid injection.  In this regard, there is an almost unbelievable gap.  In the vaccination streets is not enlightened, but work on the assembly line.  Even the superior general does not try to close this gap.  Perception remains selective.

In this context, should Pagliarani not blame the multitude of broken promises made by the governments, the many lies they have told, the false figures they have presented, the revealingly one-sided decisions they have made, the hideous discrediting and hostilities,  which they have triggered or approved of, the many hardships into which they have thrown countless people, whether through irresponsible fear-mongering or through threats to their existence?

Finally, it should be remembered that remaining silent about an apparent wrong has morally relevant implications.  P. Pagliarini does not even dare to refuse vaccination.  Even the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith did that when Pope Francis did the opposite in the Vatican and gambled away another piece of his already tarnished credibility.  Silencing an injustice includes the failure of the Church hierarchy, which is plainly evident to all.  Where others do not want to raise their voice or believe that they cannot raise their voice, the Society of Saint Pius X would at least have to make it clear that the Church, with all recognition of the state and its authority, is not a bailiff of the government.  But the Superior General is also silent on this point.  Why?  Who, if not he, is free from the shackles of concordat and episcopal pressure to speak out?

The overall impression?  P. Pagliarani moves in a more differentiated way, but still on the line of the bishops' conferences.  That surprises and leaves a little perplexed.

The medical question seems to be pretend so as not to have to comment on the political one.

The current leaders, who are in office today and in Silicon Valley tomorrow, are treated with kid gloves as if they were a higher authority than the Church.  That sounded different from the mouths of representatives of the Society of Saint Pius X in the past.  Pagliarani also hints at it when he refers to currents and enemies that go back much further in history, but then retreats and, where it becomes concrete today, avoids it.

 Image: (screenshot)

Trans: Tancred


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Castling of the Leadership at the SSPX

(Menzingen) In the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X (FSSPX) there is a considerable staff castle move. The release of Father Franz Schmidberger, second superior general of the Society from 1982 to 1994, from his office as Rector at the seminary of Zaitzkofen has already been reported. He is retiring. But it is not the only personnel change. Father Davide Pagliarani, the fourth Superior General since the summer of 2018, made major reshuffles during his term of office for the first time.

The departures

  • Bishop Bernard Fellay, the third Superior General until 2018, leaves the General House in Menzingen and moves to the Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas in the USA.

  • Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, suffering from ill health, is being referred to the Seminary of St. Pius X in Ecene as a retreat.

  • Fr. Christian Thouvenot, until now Secretary General of the General House, becomes a professor at the seminary in Ecene.

  • Fr. Franz Schmidberger, until now Rector at the Seminary of the Heart of Jesus in Zaitzkofen, moves to the district of Germany.

  • Fr. Jürgen Wegner, until now district superior of the DISTRICT USA, moves to the district of Austria.

  • Fr. Philippe Brunet, until now Superior of the Autonomous House of Spain-Portugal, becomes professor at the Seminary U.L.F. and co-saviour of La Reja in Argentina.

  • Fr. Mario Trejo, previously district superior of the District of South America, moves to another assignment in the District of South America.

  • Fr. Daniel Couture, previously district superior of the District of Canada, becomes Prior of the contemplative House of Notre-Dame de Montgardin in France.

  • Fr. Pierre-Marie Laurenon, previously Prior of the contemplative house of Notre-Dame de Montgardin, moves to the district of France.

The Promoted

  • Fr. Jorge Amozurrutia, previously district superior of the District of Mexico, becomes Superior of the Autonomous House of Spain-Portugal.

  • Fr. Pascal Schreiber, until now District Superior of the District of Switzerland, becomes Rector at the Seminary Of The Heart of Jesus in Zaitzkofen.

  • Fr. Daniel Themann, previously Rector at the Holy Cross Seminary in Australia, becomes District Superior of the District of Australia.

  • Fr. John Fullerton, previously District Superior of the District of Australia, becomes District Superior of the District of the United States.

The New

  • Fr. Foucauld Le Roux becomes the new Secretary General of the General House.

  • Father Thibaud Favre becomes district superior of the district of Switzerland.

  • Fr. Robert MacPherson becomes Regens at the Seminary of the Holy Cross in Australia.

  • Father Pierre Mouroux becomes district superior of the District of Mexico.

  • P. Joaquin Cortés becomes district superior of the District of South America.

  • Fr. David Sherry becomes district superior of the District of Canada.

According to the traditional Internet newspaper Riposte Catholique, the line that follows the motto: "Outside the Society there is no salvation" has been strengthened.

Text: Giuseppe
Nardi Picture: (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

General Superior of SSPX: “Rome Doesn’t See Us as Schismatic”

Interview with Fr. Davide Pagliarini, Superior General of the  Society of Saint Pius X  (FSSPX), in the Salzburg news.

(Vienna) "This Pope shakes us deeply," is the title of a detailed interview, the Salzburger Nachrichten published in its Saturday edition (15 December) with the new Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity. Pius X (FSSPX), P. Davide Pagliarni.

Pope Francis seeks dialogue, according to the daily paper: "How does the new superior general respond to the pope's approach?"

Fr. Pagliarini affirmed in the interview the position that the excommunication of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, its founder of the Society "was never considered valid.”

Asked what the Society was expecting from Rome, as "Francis too" came to “approach it,” Pagliarini replied:

"We expect what each Catholic expects from the Church at his baptism. The divine revelation is complete and it is the task of the Pope to faithfully pass on this material of faith. The Pope must therefore put an end to the terrible crisis that has shaken the Church for 50 years. This crisis was triggered by a new concept of faith, which is determined by the subjective experience of the individual.”

On the relationship with Rome, the Superior General said:

"In fact, Rome does not consider us schismatic, but 'irregular'. However, I would leave the Society immediately if I did not have the peace of mind to work in and for the Roman Catholic Church.”

And the relationship with Pope Francis:

"The Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X is deeply attached to the successor of Peter, even if he embraces the errors of the Second Vatican Council."


"One of the features of the present pontificate, however, shakes us deeply: the completely new application of the concept of mercy. This is reduced to a panacea for all sins, without pushing for true conversion, for the transformation of the soul through grace, mortification, and prayer. In his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, the Pope gives Christians the opportunity to choose their own personal conscience on a case by case basis. This clearly contradicts the necessary and clear orientation to the law of God. We see in it an echo of Luther's spirituality: a Christianity without a demand for moral renewal, a subjectivism that no longer recognizes universally valid truth. "

Referring to the Luther Year 2017, P. Pagliarini said:

"Since the 16th century, the Catholic Church has approached the Protestants to convert them and to return them to the true Church. The year of Luther did not serve this primary purpose of returning the Protestants. On the contrary, these were reinforced in their errors. The reason for this is that since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has believed that every person can find God in his religion. This is a premise that reduces faith to a personal, inner experience rather than clinging to the divine revelation.”

At the Second Vatican Council, the Superior General emphasized that, while it was a “self-proclaimed" pastoral council, it did in fact "make serious dogmatic decisions," such as freedom of religion and ecumenism.

"Pope Benedict XVI. said that the differences between Rome and the Society of St. Pius X were a problem in interpreting the texts of the Council. One must only remember these texts themselves, then an agreement is possible. This is not our position. The fraternity of St. Pius X rejects everything that does not accord with the Catholic tradition in the Second Vatican Council.”

Specifically, he demanded:

"The pope must declare the decree on religious freedom as false and correct it accordingly."

The Italian born in 1970 in Rimini, Fr. Davide Pagliarini, previously District Superior of Italy and then Rector of the Society in Argentina, was elected General Superior of the Society founded in 1970 and the third successor to Archbishop Lefebvre at the General Chapter last July. His term of office is twelve years and lasts until 2030.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Salzburger Nachrichten (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred