Showing posts with label Father Fessio SJ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Father Fessio SJ. Show all posts

Monday, May 6, 2019

“Rome Needs to Answer the Heresy Charges Against Pope Francis”

P. Joseph Fessio SJ and Mark Bromley: Open letter to the bishops with heresy allegations against Pope Francis is an "important document".

(Rome) Fr. Joseph Fessio and Mark Bromley, as representatives of Ignatius Press, have published a video statement in which they ask Rome to respond to the Open Letter of Catholic Intellectuals.

On April 30th, an international group of Catholic intellectuals published an open letter. The detailed document raises detailed heresy allegations against Pope Francis. There has never been anything like this in Church history.

Rome has reacted with silence so far.

The document has since been signed by other personalities. They address the letter to all Catholic bishops in the world with a call to examine the allegations of heresy contained in the document. Anyone who concludes that the allegations are justified, says the appeal, should be active.

The US Jesuit P. Joseph Fessio is a student of Joseph Ratzinger, from whom he received his doctorate at the University of Regensburg in 1975. In 1978, he founded the publishing house Ignatius Press in San Francisco, which became the most important Catholic publishing house in the United States.

Together with Mark Bromley, he spoke as a representative of the publishing house in a video to open letter Catholic intellectuals to word, which was published by LifeSiteNews.

They ask the Vatican not to ignore the open letter, but to comment on the allegations. In the video, P. Fessio describes the Open Letter as an "important document".

To unpleasant writings and requests, such as the 2016 Dubia of four cardinals, the Correctio filialis of 2017 or the Viganò dossier of the former Apostolic Nuncio in the United States, Francis has neglected of an answer.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Ignatius Press/LifeSiteNews

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Polemic -- Five Cardinals Contradict Cardinal Kasper

(San Francisco) In the U.S., the forces are forming  on the currently controversial issue within the Church,  to defend Catholic doctrine and resist the attack embodied by Cardinal Walter Kasper. According to the U.S. Dominicans, a second polemic  followed  within a short time. The U.S. Catholic publisher Ignatius Press has announced the imminent publication of an important book in defense of the traditional teaching on the sacrament of marriage and priestly life. The book is in the original English title Remaining in the Truth of Christ, but will appear in all major European languages. The publication shall be made just in time before the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October.
The book collects basic statements of five cardinals and four university professors that contradict the "Theses" by Cardinal Walter Kasper on 20 February that the Church should   "harmonize the practice in faithfulness and mercy" the remarried and divorced. Ignatius Press was founded by Ratzinger student, Jesuit, Father Joseph Fessio and is led by him. Father Fessio belongs to the Joseph Ratzinger Schülerkreis.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Ignatius Press
Trans: Tancred

Friday, May 27, 2011

Father Fessio Being Accused by "SNAP" of Covering up for Homosexual Predator

Editor: Back in the 1960s, Father McGuire has long been credibly accused of having molested two boys.  For over 36 [even 50?] years since then, the Jesuits have been covering up for him, destroying records, despite the fact that he was continuing this evil behavior. NPR covered this, conveniently, back in 2006.

[NPR] The first signs of trouble surfaced in 1969, in a case that would eventually result in McGuire's criminal conviction. A 14-year old freshman at Loyola Academy, a high school near Chicago, met Father McGuire when the young priest was assigned to be his counselor. McGuire soon persuaded the teenager and his father to let him board at the school. McGuire said the boy would sleep in a nearby room. But McGuire immediately moved the boy to his own room and "then the abuse turned physical," according to the victim, now 51 years old.
"There's only one bed inside the room, so sleeping quarters were to sleep in the same bed together," the man said in a phone interview.
As recently as 2005, the Jesuits said they had no knowledge of this. But documents suggest they did. The boy had told his parish priest about the abuse. The priest wrote the Jesuits running the school in November 1969, and Pearlman has a copy of that letter. The said the Jesuits told him they would take care of McGuire. They put McGuire on sabbatical, and he did not return to the school. But three years later, the then-teenager realized they had not done enough.
"I was walking down one of the lanes at Loyola University," he told NPR, "and ran smack dab into Father McGuire toting a little boy with him, in the ages of like 13 to 14 years old."

Now, it is being alleged that not only the Jesuits, but the famed Father Fessio knew about this as well, while McGuire gave classes at the Ignatius Institute in San Francisco.  The SNAP press release insists that Father Fessio knew about the priest's crimes but did not report it to police.  SNAP is an overzealous professional victim's organization, but the Jesuit's are infamous for their capacity to ignore reality in this wise, and permit homosexuals to work in their ranks even when they're sexually active:  one might even say, especially.

McGuire worked at USF from 1976 to 1981 where he taught within the St. Ignatius Institute, a conservative liberal arts program run by Fr. Joseph Fessio. Fessio is the US publisher for all of Pope Benedict’s writing (including Benedict's latest book, Light of the World). According to court and public documents, Fessio knew about McGuire's crimes, but never told law enforcement.

We've always been skeptical of Father Fessio.  He was promoting Cardinal Schoenborn's books and defended the Danube Prelate when he was defending his decision to allow the blasphemous homosexual art of Hrdlika not only at the Vienna Cathedral Museum, but also in the St. Barbara Chapel itself.  Hrdlika was even given a burial on consecrated ground with a momento of his "art" as a gravestone to a choir singing Communist hymns.

H/t: Helen Westover

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Holy Father Meets With Jesuits and Father Fessio at Schülerkereis

Pope Benedict XVI is meeting with Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., and...
... several other former students in his annual Schülerkereis at Castel Gandolfo. The topic for this gathering, which meets tomorrow and Saturday, is the hermeneutics of the Second Vatican Council. From Rome Reports:

From, Ignatius Insight, thanks to Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., Launches New Catholic College-Credit Online Program

May 10, 2010 | Ignatius Insight

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2010—Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio¸ founder and editor of Ignatius Press, a former student of Pope Benedict XVI, and longtime leader in Catholic higher education, is launching a groundbreaking, international college-credit program for Catholic high school students, homeschoolers, and others.

The program, called the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program (, is a joint project of Ignatius Press and Angelicum Great Books Program, a longstanding provider of homeschooling and other liberal arts resources. Father Fessio serves as Chancellor of the new online LSP program, which begins this fall.

The Need for a Solidly Catholic Online College-Credit Program

"The Liberal Studies Program comes at the perfect time to address a rapidly growing need and desire of serious Catholic parents and students," according to Father Fessio, whose previous academic positions include founding and serving as the first Director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, and Provost of Ave Maria University in Florida.

Read further...

h/t: pewsitter

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tom Monaghan doesn't want people to know about his Pro-Abortion Benefactor

Things just keep getting deeper and deeper for him. First he fires Father Fessio SJ, from his position at Ave Maria as Chaplain, then Pizza Magnate Tom Monaghan bans Wanderer reporter from covering a $4 Million investment by pro-abortion "fiscal conservative" Tom Golisano.

See Avewatch here...

Another article by Roman Catholic World...