Showing posts with label Father Guillermo Marco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Father Guillermo Marco. Show all posts

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Assisi and the Absent Prefect of the CDF: 1986 Ratzinger, 2016 Müller

(Rome) The images are repeated with shifted accents. In 1986 Pope John Paul II attended  the first World Prayer Meeting Religions for Peace to Assisi that was organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio. The prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, his closest collaborator, refused and remained in Rome.
In 2016 Pope Francis attended the 30th world prayer meeting in Assisi. The prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, remained in Rome. Those present did not notice the absence. Anyway, it seems, in contrast to 1986, to have disturbed no one,  the least of all, Pope Francis.
Cardinal Müller took a position in his own way to the battery of problems by taking a position on the issue in Assisi. He traveled to Regensburg for another anniversary. Ten years ago, on 12 September 2006,  Benedict XVI. held his historic Regensburg speech about the unity of faith and reason, with two specific areas: western relativism and Islam.
Cardinal Müller described the speech as his "finest hour"."Prophetic"  where Benedict XVI. analyzed Western society in crisis and Islamic terrorism.
Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, saw the matter differently and distanced himself. "I do not identify myself with the words of the Pope," he did this through his press spokesman Don Guillermo Marco for Newsweek. When a Pope does not recognize the "values of Islam," he destroys in twenty seconds, that which was built in the last twenty years, was his indictment of the Regensburg speech by Benedict XVI.
The Vatican was not pleased with this stab and demanded an explanation. Bergoglio was to distance himself from his the statements or those by his press secretary. The primate of Argentina was ready to do neither to do one nor the other. Half a year later, as even the Argentine government criticized Marco for something else, the speaker was been replaced. Officially,  the archdiocese spoke of a "restructuring in the press" of the archdiocese "to optimize the relations with the media." Bergoglio had not distanced himself from his criticism of the Regensburg speech.
Guillermo Marco, whose star remained undimmed with his superior, now elected pope, at the beginning of 2016, appeared in the first and most controversial "video of the Pope."  The video caused outrage because of its syncretistic message that Marco made even stronger in an interview with " abstruse theories." Whith that, we come full circle to Assisi IV.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Neither Penitance Nor Contrition" -- Pope's Press Secretary and Friend's Heretical Theses

(Rome) "Global Prayer Network of the Pope" appears at the end of "The pope's video," which video with the pope's prayer intentions for January 2016 appears with an unprecedented break in the papal proclamation. A Catholic priest then enters, the former press secretary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. A man with abstruse ideas.

In German-speaking countries the initiativve is called Gebestapostolat and was conceived by French Jesuits. It was founded by the L'Apostolate de la Prière, the Jesuit François-Xavier Gautrelet SJ already in the 1860s. In 1890 it was officially transferred by Pope Leo XIII. to the Jesuit order. Thus began its actual international spread. Since then, the respective Superior General is also responsible for the Apostleship of Prayer, which is currently being conducted on behalf of the Superior General of the French Jesuits, Frederic Fornos SJ.

"Unspeakable video with syncretic message"

The novelty of 2016 lies in the fact that the prayer intentions of the Pope are not only in writing, but also spread by a video. "An unspeakable video with a latent syncretic message," said Messa in Latino.

Was produced the controversial video, under the supervision of the Vatican Television Centre Vatican Television Centre (CTV), the media and advertising agency La Machi Barcelona. The publication was carried out directly on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other Internet channels.

The pope speaks in his native language, Spanish and tells people what they should pray. The subtitles are in ten different languages.

The first video, which will be followed each month by a new one, was published on January 6, Epiphany. Which sees to promote "inter-religious dialogue" for a minute and a half. The religion of the people is different, but all apparently believe in "love", says the message at its core.

Since then, there has been no lack of strong criticism that accuses the Pope and his communications experts of asserting through a syncretic message the equality of all religions and thus their "equal validity".

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Upon His Raising to Cardinal (2001)
with Guillermo Marco (far right)
Guillermo Marco, the former spokesman for the Archbishop of Buenos Aires

Impetus excite the statement of the Pope, according to which all people, regardless of their creed, "children of God" are. An assertion that is contrary to holy scripture, so the critics. There was clearly told in the name of the Triune God baptized are "children of God". In the Vatican under Pope Francis one seems unstoppable with such "details". The Jesuits appears particularly eager.

The Vatican expert Sandro Magister has meanwhile posed the question, Who is the Catholic priest, who can be seen in the video next to a Buddhist, a Muslim and a Jew. Magister also delivers up the answer. It is Argentina's Guillermo Marco, whom Pope Francis personally knows "very well." Marco was in fact Bergoglio's official spokesman as Archbishop of Buenos Aires for years.

The Argentine "communication range" against Pope Benedict XVI.

At the end of 2006, Cardinal Bergoglio had to separate from him. The reason was a "communication breakdown".

Marco was after interviewwed after the historic Regensburg speech of Benedict XVI. by the news magazine Newsweek. Here, the Bergoglio-speaker made rude suggestions about the German Pope, criticizing his words about Islam. Marco said: "He has destroyed in 20 seconds that which had been built in 20 years with Islam. What he said I do not represent."

That Newsweek interviewed the spokesman for Cardinal Bergoglio suggests that he should have been even the real interlocutor of the Cardinal. This one had previously distanced himself from Pope Benedict XVI. Marco presented in the US magazine, nothing more than the position of his employer. In Buenos Aires, the Cardinal had publicly positioned himself as anti-Ratzinger. It was an operation that did not go unnoticed in other parts of the world. That was all the more remarkable, since Bergoglio was the direct opponent of Benedict XVI. in the conclave of 2005. The public criticism did not go well internally to the church. The Archbishop of Buenos Aires held back from then on.

The Vatican was not pleased with the Argentine shot across the bow. The dismissal by Marcos Bergoglio was the "cleanup" of the matter accordingto the Vatican. The spokesperson had to fall on his sword for the Cardinal.

"But Don Marco did not disappear from the stage," said Magister. His removal as press secretary did not mean the end of his personal connection to Bergoglio which his current appearance in the video at the side of Pope Francis shows.

Pope's friend repentance, remorse, repentance and confession to abolish - or almost

Pope Francis with Guillermo Marco in Santa Marta (2014)

It is not known, says Magister, what Pope Francis thinks about what Marco wrote recently in the supplement Valores Religiosas the largest Argentine newspaper El Clarín.

"The Jubilee, a major challenge" is the piece written by Bergoglio's former press secretary, a new version of the parable of the Prodigal Son. This return home was, "not because he repented, but out of necessity." It was sufficient for the father embrace him again in his arms, without requiring conversion.

Marco openly represents in the Holy Year of Charity a mercy theory, which critics also suspect is hidden behind the "New Mercy" of Pope Francis: a mercy without conversion, the abolition of repentance, conversion and penance, ultimately, the abolition of Jesus' adonition "Go and sin no more".

Marco proposes to the Pope, "to revise the sacrament of penance" because for too many centuries, "the Church has threatened sinners threatened with all sorts of punishments in the present and in eternal life, especially for the private sins, more precisely for those which are connected to the free exercise of pleasures and of sexuality."

Should sin therefore be abolished? No, says Don Marco, but it should, as his proposal to the Pope suggests, make confession necessary "only for sins of public scandal." This is what was, at least in the opinion of Don Marco, the practice of the Church till the 12th century. The private behavior, however, should be a matter between the person and God, which he can decide for himiself, because man is capable of distinguishing between good and evil internum forum.

"Impression that something is going the wrong way"

Pope Francis, who just presented a booklet on mercy in an interview with house vaticanista Andrea Tornielli, which is primarily aimed at sinners and confessors, which hardly follow the theses of his former press secretary. Marco nevertheless casts a further shadow on the Argentine pontificate. After all, he was for several years the "voice of his Lord." It is astonishing at least, that such heretical beliefs proliferate abundantly, so narrowly connected to Bergoglio's environs. "Some [of this pontificate] gives the impression that something is going in the wrong way," the Spanish historian, journalist and Catholic blogger Francisco Fernandez de la Cigoña said in the context of the Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Marco was Bergoglio's spokesman, he fell because of an unreasonable and as it was understood in Rome, "shameless" criticism of Pope Benedict XVI., in which Cardinal Bergoglio had also participated. A match in the thinking between Bergoglio and Marco has found in this first video on the Apostleship of Prayer an "unmistakable."

This applies to the adoption of an "equal validity" of all religions, since the peaceful coexistence of people is seen as a greater good. The same applies to the assertion of an autonomous conscience as the highest judge, as Pope Francis represented for Eugenio Scalfari. And it is also a latent understanding of mercy without conversion and remorse. Key concepts such as indulgences, punishment and purgatory have been shunned by Pope Francis in the context of the Jubilee Year of mercy so far.

Pope Francis could scarcely take up the suggestion of his "friend" (Master's), said Magister, "but it's easy to imagine that Don Marco is already implementing it into practice. Without fear and without remorse." Text: Giuseppe Nardi image: The video of the Pope / Youtube / Pinterst / Periodista Digital (Screenshot) Trans: Tancred Link to Katholisches...