Showing posts with label Francis Effect. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Francis Effect. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Papal Dressing Down of the German Bishops: German Church Not the Most Progressive, But Most Desolate

Ad Limina Visit of the German Bishops with Pope
(Rome) In the Catholic Church there is a conflict over the demand to give  Communion to the divorced and remarried. There is also uncertainty about what Pope Francis will present in his Post-Synodal Exhortation. According to the published opinion of the secular media the "German group" has prevailed at the Synod of Bishops last October, led by Cardinal Walter Kasper. In their ad limina - Visit of November 20 Pope Francis, however, told the German bishops, however, that their church was not "the most progressive, but the most desolate," as the Vatican expert Sandro Magister reports.
The German bishops, received a stern dressing down by the Pope:
- He lamented the lack of a "Catholic profile" in charitable institutions and Catholic schools.
- He deplored the decline in Mass attendance and the disappearance of the Sacrament of Penance.
- He blamed that there are  "always new structures" created for fewer and fewer believers.
- He exhorted the bishops to be "teachers of the faith" who "pass it down and live it in the living community of the universal Church."
- He recalled that in the parishes "the valuable work by lay faithful are not a substitute for the priestly ministry or should this make it appear even as a mere option," because "there is no Eucharist without a priest".
- He called for the "unconditional protection of life  from the moment of conception until natural death" because "we can not compromise here without even we ourselves becoming guilty of participating in the throwaway culture".

Out of Control communion for divorced and remarried was not an issue

A single question was not addressed by Pope Francis, however said Master: "The communion for the divorced and remarried, which is  now is a common practice in Germany that is accepted de facto by many bishops and regardless of   what was said at the Synod of Bishops and without  waiting which operative decisions of the Pope touch on it, as it requires." 
Communion to the divorced and remarried is spreading rapidly in some areas "It's a phenomenon that is getting out of control," says Magister, "without Rome, which had instigated this process, issuing any statement." 
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Picture: CR
Trans: Tancred

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wailing and Lamentation From the Vatican

The Vatican in View
Guest Post by Manfred Ferrari *
In these days a time bomb has exploded in the Vatican, whose existence was long known to insiders. The Pope from Argentina had tried to transform the existing framework into a "church of the poor". He did so with good intentions.  He ignores the fact that the Vatican is a construct that has been shaped over the centuries. Francis could not or would not see that the Curia is a powerful apparatus whose middle management is more important than the honorable leadership of cardinals and bishops. The Pope from distant Argentina, whose authoritarian management style is well attested, veiled by a populist posturing, is  able to enforce his new thinking against the wishes of the powers of the Vatican.
Now a "palace revolution" has been inflamed. The anonymous prelates of the second rank have made themselves known to journalists. For many connoisseurs, the outbreak of this situation had  long expected. The more his acceptance by the Catholic foot soldiers increased, the more the internal anger at the unconventional style of leadership became known. Dozens of wrong decisions were never made public because they were hardly interesting for the media. They concerned marginal theological questions but   fell well within the competence of middle management.  Curial archbishops and Cardinals are easily interchangeable. The "Middle Management" of the Vatican rarely changes rapidly. Yet many of the papal decisions were and are marked by a shocking naivety. It was quickly  becoming known that Francis was planning changes that would change the very structure of the Church to its foundations.
A small example. For decades it was customary that the diocese of large dioceses were occupied by bishops from smaller diocesan sees. So the experience of aspirants could be tested and a pool career could be created. Francis  took over it filled the major archdioceses of Bologna and Palermo with simple priests. Imagine how dismayed the passed over episcopal candidates were, and the pontiff grumbled.
At the beginning of his pontificate, the Pope spontaneously made the managing director of his priests  retirement fund,  chief director of the IOR, an important post in the Vatican.  It soon became apparent that Mons. Ricci was dismissed from the diplomatic service years ago, because of his aberrosexual affairs.  Ricci's personnel dossier simply  lacked these distressing pages.  Francis refused to reverse the decision. How should the Curia take such Pontifex seriously? Almost everyone at the Vatican knew of the misconduct of the priest.
And the waste in the Vatican under Pope Francis has increased rather than decreased. While the Pontiff symbolically pulls up in the small car in front of the White House, he flies his Cardinals in private Swiss MAX AIR to Astana in Kazakhstan to attend the inauguration of the new Greek Catholic Church, a convenience that should have cost around 20,000 Swiss francs.
For many members of the curia this Pope is simply no longer acceptable, because no one really knows where he stands morally. Francis has become famous for his contradictory statements. Was it  not  he himself who said on the flight from Manila to Rome: "Who am I to judge?" And then many more prelates ask, who else may judge, if not the Pope?
The Pope  continues to "wallow"  in the enthusiasm of the masses. The trouble is that departures from the Catholic Church in Germany have risen sharply.  Where is the eagerly anticipated "Francis effect"? Italy's (left)  media cheers him, and the atheistic Scalfari, editor of La Repubblica, boasts to be a friend of Francis. But there remain a few hundred hypocrites in the Vatican who perform for kippers before the pope and give him the illusion of a "pope
 for all".  But the pope from Argentina is in danger, even before his death, to find a new place to live. In the Vatican itself there will be little room for a second Pope pensioner.
* Manfred Ferrari, Vatican expert,,
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Synod: "Overwhelming Majority Are Against Communion for the Remarried Divorced"

(Rome) Matteo Matzuzzi, the Vatican expert of the daily newspaper Il Foglio wrote to 14:52 on Twitter: "++ Overwhelming majority against Communion for remarried divorcees, according to sources in the Synod ++"
Just a few minutes earlier Sebastien Maillard, the Vatican expert of the daily newspaper La Croix, had tweeted the French Bishops' Conference:
"Overwhelming majority against the Communion for remarried divorcees, according to observers in the Synod Hall"
In another Tweet Matzuzzi wrote at 3 o'clock: "In the end everything is a matter of numbers. One begins to  count  ... "
Voters during the Synod as they also took place in the past year,  were not provided  for by Pope Francis for this Synod. That was a point which the thirteen Synodal Cardinals criticized  in their complaint letter to the Pope. The intermediate votes before the final vote on the Relatio finalis at the end of the Synod serve an orientation of the Synod, to which direction to go to see the positions on an issue.
Should the vote be confirmed, this would mean that the Synod Fathers were able to free themselves from the Synod Director. Today's vote was all just an orientation that, however, anticipates the final vote on  the topic. The final vote is scheduled for next Saturday, 24 October.
It has long been  unclear how the final vote will be held. The Cardinals complaining expressed concern that the Pope let the Synod vote only in the block, and not on the individual sections. The Synod General, Cardinal Baldisseri assured Cardinal Pell last week, that the paragraph will be voted on by paragraph. Still, there is no certainty as of yet. 
Overall, there is a lack of clarity in the air, as to whether the Synod will end at all. It was the closest confidants of the Pope,  Cardinals Baldisseri and Tagle, who wished for ambiguity. Will the Relatio finalis be published? Will there be a Post-Synodal Letter? The speech of Pope Francis last Saturday at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Synod of Bishops, and an interview published yesterday of Cardinal Walter Kasper certainly provides for new uncertainty.
Cardinal Kasper indicated that a Post-synodal letter may be long in coming, but it should announce the admission of remarried divorcees to Communion in a statement by the Pope. Since Kasper  is one of the closest confidants of the pope in the matter, his statement could be less of an invitation to the pope, and rather more of  an announcement of what the pope has intended all along. At least this option can not be ruled out  in view of the recent course of the Synod.
The same applies to the Pope's appeal of wanting to decentralize the Church. Roberto de Mattei drew attention to the fact that decentralization could serve as a "way out" of the impasse in which the progressive camp sits when the Synod majority pronouncess itself against "new Mercy." Then, instead of the synodality being stressed,  decentralization would be entered into. In other words, Africa could then retain the Catholic teaching on marriage, while the western episcopal conferences practice a liberal openness?

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Twitter/Matteo Matzuzzi

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sower of Doubts?

Edit: interesting thought by Father Ray:

Francis effect: In the last couple of weeks, since the publication of "Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus" I have had five people asking me about the validity of their marriage, it very occasionally happened before. My concern is these are good practising Catholics, and the marriages are perfectly valid. This isn't a large parish and there are far fewer families than in most parishes.
Is this the experience of other priests?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pope's Intimate: "Feels Revulsion" for the Publication of the Letterof Complaint

(Rome) Bishop of Albano, Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the  C9-Cardinal Advisors, expressed his disquiet that the complaint letter was published by 13 Cardinals.  I sense a feeling of revulsion about the publishing of the letter," said the Bishop.  He then corrected himself and spoke for the entire synod. "That is the general opinion." 
Bishop Semeraro belongs to a circle of confidants around the Pope. His outburst is difficult to separate from his job in the Synod. He belongs to that group of whom the Cardinals had been directly critical. Semeraro is a member of the ten member editing committee of the  Relatio finalis, whom Pope  Franziskus named publicly on the 2nd of October.
The Cardinals had criticized in their letter  that the membership of the committees gave a "decisive majority" to the  partisans of the "new mercy", as  Vaticanista  Sandro Magister noted. Cardinal  Napier, one of the signatories of the letter said, "We preferred not to see the same kind of person there, who had already caused us pain previously.“ What was meant were the passages on remarried divorced and homosexuality in the middle report and in the final report of the Synod of 2014.
Semeraro's  provided  evidence that the  Cardinal's criticism was understood. The bishop chose offense as the best defense and was encouraged to downplay the significance of the critique.  By showing disapproval of form and procedure, he  distracted from the vital content. 

Semeraros condemnation, really: "I don't understand this letter"

To make the complaint letter public had  "not been  proper," and did not "serve a noble purpose,"  says Semeraro. It really looked like a, "disruptive action." The critic pointed his finger at the Vaticanista  Sandro Magister, without naming him, but he really meant the signer of the complaint letter, no less than  Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the CDF.  Despite the apodoctic condemnation, the bishop clarified himself in the next sentence. "I don't understand this letter." 
The composition of the editing committee he explained that the Pope intended it not be "too Eurocentric."  As to the onsidedly progressive composition of the editing committee, Semeraro had nothing to say.  Initially he disregarded the charge of onesidedness, just reintroduced  yesterday by  South African Cardinal Napier. The question if it were "Eurocentric" or not, was not addressed in the critique. Yet the Archbishop of South Africa expressed the fear that the voice of Africa should not be misaligned with a progressive inclination.  

Question of the Remarried Divorced "Open"

As to the question of Communion for the remarried divorced  Bishop  Semeraro considers it "open," but "there is really still no  answer yet."  A onesided party of papal intimates, for which the signers of the complaint letter is not an open question, because the changing of doctrines "is impossible."   It is a new question and the life of the Church will not be handled on a theoretical basis.  In the direction of the critics, he said: "Above all it is to be avoided to portray those, who don't think as I do, heretics." 
Finally he said: "There has to be more time to deepen the questions. The Church discussed for several centuries of the mother of God was conceived without sin […]. Moreover, there are dogmas, like the Immaculate Conception which are not as important to the concrete lives of people, about which we are talking in the Synod. This should make us more reluctant and concerned, if we take a position."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Vatican Insider
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Catholic University Promotes Gender Ideology

Jesuit University Andres Bello Promotes Aberrosexuality
(Caracas) The Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) of Guayana in Venezuela has hosted a series of events at the "Day Against Homophobia", which has alleged the normality of homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality.
The Catholic University was founded in 1953 named after the the Hispano American philosopher, lawyer, translator, diplomat, politician, poet and Freemason, Andrés de Jesús María y José López Bello.

IDAHOT at Jesuit University

"The Catholic University has been transformed into an actor in the defense of homosexuality and gender ideology," said Infovaticana. Last May, the University hosted the International Day Against Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia short for IDAHOT, in a series of events to promote homosexuality, transsexuality and bisexuality.  IDAHOT is a private initiative that originates in aberro-associations.
How Radio Familia Venezuela reported, the Catholic University has worked together with the Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela and Orgullo Guayana, whose main objective is the legalization of "gay marriage" and making adoption legal for aberrosexuals. 

Aberrosexual movie that denounces Christianity  as the main cause of homophobia

As part of the events at the University, the aberrosexual movie, "Prayers for Bobby" was shown, which makes fun of the Christian religion and represents Christianity as a major cause of homophobia. The campus was "decorated" with rainbow flags.
Homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality were presented as "normal" and called for the presentation of a "positive access to sexual diversity" as an educational goal. The students of the Catholic University were invited to participate in the "Gay Pride" event in Guayana. Some professors were honored for their support of the gay agenda.

Andrés Bello - Catholic or Masonic?

Andrés Bello, for whom the university was named, (today Venezuela) was born 1781 in Caracas in the Spanish Viceroyalty of New Granada. He was traveling companion of Alexander von Humboldt and teacher of Simon Bolivar.  In 1810 after the independence of Venezuela, he was sent as a diplomat to London. In London, Bello was incorporated on 1811 into the Lodge Los Caballeros Racionales, whose grand master he was in 1812. It was a Masonic secret society, also known as Lautaro Lodge, to advocate the  the anti-monarchist romantic-revolutionary independence of Latin America from Spain. The Lautaro lodges still exist today.
From 1822  Bello, who translated Voltaire into Spanish, was enlisted in the diplomatic services to Chile and settled there in 1829, where he founded in 1842 the University of Chile, whose rector he remained until his death in 1865. Bello, a representative of a positivist philosophy of law, worked up the Chilean Civil Code, which entered into force in 1857 and has been adopted by other Latin American countries.

Deity of Syncretistic Shamanic María Lionza Cult

Andrés Bello is revered by the syncretistic-shamanic María Lionza Cult as a deity and belongs to its Pantheon.
It appears to be an enigma as to why a Catholic university was named after a Freemason. The UCAB is the first private university in Venezuela, which was founded after  the presidency of Antonio Guzman-Blanco imposed a ban on Catholic schools in 1870. Its leadership was established in 1953 by the Society of Jesus, which has led it ever since. The first rector, Fr. Carlos Guillermo Plaza SJ, campaigned for naming it Andrés Bello, which was carried out in 1954.
The Jesuits emphasize that Bello was a "practicing Catholic" whose religiosity is has also been reflected in his lifework. The question of his lodge membership is omitted there. Whether Freemason, Maria Lionza deity or Catholic, the established fact is that Andrés Bello died as a Catholic. In the hour of death he called a priest and received the last sacraments (confession, communion, extreme unction).
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Gaia Instead of the Cross --- Praying to Mother Earth?

 (Paris) A "Christian Ecological meeting"  took place from 28-30th August  in the city of Saint Etienne,  diocesan seat of the French Diocese, whose subjects revolved around the earth and the Eco-Encyclical  Laudato Si  by Pope Francis.   The event was organized by  the Diocese of Saint Etienne, the church newspaper La Vie, the Catholic establishment Service National Famille et Societé and the French Bishops' Conference.  The central theme was "Ecological Repentance," said Riposte Catholique.
Socialism was prominent around the  "Ecological Gathering:"  the former Minister  and current  President of the party Rassemblement citoyen-Cap21, a party reestablishment of Socialists, Greens and left-wing liberals of 2014 for "ecology, humanism and participatory democracy"; Jo Spiegel, Mayor of Kingersheim in Alsace and President of the Metropolitan Region Rhin-Rhone; Benoit Leclair, Vice President of the Rhone-Alpes region, and energy and climate change spokesman of the French countryside; or the militant eco-activist and left globalization opponent Genevieve Azam, who was the meeting's head.

Group dynamics, prominence and left critique of globalization

Bishop Lebrun
The program looked like a nostalgic celebration of  '68: there were endless teach-ins in many circles of chairs, collages, painting, crafts, group dynamic "processes", interreligious elements, much left critique of globalization for a "new world". The central word, "Ecological Repentance", was taken from Pope Francis' Eco Encyclical.
On Sunday, August 30,  as part of  the "Ecological Assembly" a Holy Mass which included liturgically  foreign elements. In addition to  Bishop Dominique Lebrun, several priests took part.   Instead of the cross a home-made globe was plaed in the center, around which all gathered in  a circle, including bishop and priests. Bishop Dominique Lebrun stood with Mitre, Crosier and chasuble, as well as  priests with chasubles, around the globe.The priest pictured right is holding a missal to hand.
Was Gaia, Mother Earth worshiped on Sunday, August 30 in Saint Etienne?  Was this dubious liturgy Bishop Lebrun's parting gift to the diocese of St. Etienne? 
Bishop Lebrun was appointed by Pope Francis archbishop of Rouen and Primate of Normandy last 10 July. The Diocese of Saint Etienne is currently  vacant.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique
Trans: Tancred

Monday, August 31, 2015

Doesn't Pope Francis Brag About How Catholic He Is?

But what about people who are allowed to spread confusion and also insist they are Catholic, still breaking their own rules, yet criticize others in the "faith communities" for not being humble enough or truly Catholic? From NCR:
Pope Francis has strongly criticized Catholics who brag that they are perfect followers of the church's teachings but then criticize or speak ill of others in their faith communities, saying they cause scandal and even offer a "counter-witness" to Jesus.
"We all know in our communities, in our parishes, in our neighborhoods how much hurt they do the church, and give scandal, those persons that call themselves 'Very Catholic,'" the pontiff said Sunday.
"They go often to church, but after, in their daily life, ignore the family, speak ill of others, and so on," he continued. "This is that which Jesus condemns because this is a Christian 'counter-witness.'"
Francis was speaking Sunday in an off-the-cuff moment during his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, which focused on one of Jesus' teachings about the role of the proscribed laws of the faith of his time.

The Gospel for the day, taken from Mark, sees Jesus questioned by Pharisees about why his disciples did not follow Jewish law regarding the cleansing of hands before eating. Jesus calls the Pharisees hypocrites, quoting the prophet Isaiah and saying they honor God with their lips but not their hearts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Spanish Diocese Crumbles to the Zeitgeist: Transexual to be "Godfather"

A transsexual Spaniard from the diocese of Cadiz may be godfather of his nephew. The competent Bishop of Cadiz, Rafael Zornoza Boy, granted permission to the the 21-year-old Alex Salinas following a nationally publicized controversy.

Madrid ( A transsexual Spaniard from the diocese of Cadiz may be the godfather of his nephew. The competent Bishop of Cadiz, Rafael Zornoza Boy, did grant permission to the 21-year-old Alex Salinas following a nationally publicized controversy, reports the daily newspaper "El Pais" (Friday).

Thus, the diocese Salinas had initially rejected him as godparent because his life did not agree with the principles of the Church. He then launched an online petition, in which he asked Pope Francis for help. "The Church that I know is not so", lamented the young man.

The petition now has more than 35,000 supporters. According to "El Pais", the diocese has now changed course. To be transsexual is not a reason for exclusion from the office of godfather. In the meantime the baptism which was canelled because of a dispute may take place in September. (C) 2015 Catholic News Agency KNA GmbH. All rights reserved.
Trans: Tancred

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fight Against Human Trafficking, Fight for Gender-Ideology -- From One the Vatican Distances Itself, the Other Not

2014: Bishop Sorondo With Andrew Forrest (2.v.I.) at
the Founding of the Global Freedom Network in Vatican
(Rome) The Vatican has ended its cooperation in the Global Freedom NetworkOne of the new influential men in the Vatican, the Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo no longer sits on the board of the network against human trafficking and forced labor. The backgrounds for the withdrawal are unclear. The clear step has astonished because  the distancing  publicly and urgently demanded by Catholics had not occurred till now.
"We will not be exploited," said Vatican Insider citing Msgr.Sorondo, Secretary of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences. The statement surprised: Global Freedom Network was founded on March 17, 2014 as a joint venture between the Foundation Walk Free of Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest and the Holy See. At that time Pope Francis signed at the Vatican to found this interfaith network against human trafficking and forced labor, in which there were also prominent personalities of other world religions involved. The Pope's confidant, Sorondo has sat on the board of Global Freedom Network sine, which aims to sensitize the religious communities of the world against the "new forms of slavery" such as "prostitution, forced labor, organ trafficking, and trafficking in human beings". Other objectives include "promoting fair and ethical trade ', assistance to victims and survivors, pressure on governments and parliaments to raise public awareness and fund-raising for the implementation of  objectives.
Last December, representatives of different religions gathered with Pope Francis at the Vatican, including Justin Welby, the Anglican Bishop of Canterbury, as well as the representatives of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Global Freedom Network bad invited them to sign a joint declaration to end "modern slavery" in a media intensive event. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent a message of greeting for support.

Distancing Because of "Simplistic" perspective?

Global Freedom Network against human trafficking and forced labor
Andrew Forrest operates iron ore mines in Australia, with which he made his billion-dollar fortune. His group is one in the northwest of the country with 88,000 square kilometers, an area the size of Austria.
On July 26, charges against him were raised in Australia: "We have someone who has a lot of money, has access to global power, who can really something happen, but if his understanding of the problem is so superficial, so undemanding, then  this power, these funds will not used as they should," Anne Gallagher said in the Australian ABC television.
The Australian lawyer, Gallagher was called in 2012 the "world's leading legal expert on human trafficking" by the US State Department. In 1987 she completed her studies in Law, made ​​her court internship and acquired in 1991 a Master in International Law. From 1992-2003 she worked as a UN official and as such was 1998-2002 consultant of Mary Robinson, the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights (UNHCHR).Since 2003, self-employed, Gallagher has been working under the State aid program AusAID Australian Development and External Adviser of the United Nations. A woman who, although hardly any citizens know her, carries weight at the international level of decisions.
Forrest is Australia's largest private donor to charitable causes. The accusation of Gallagher against him remains very vague, yet her criticism is unusual.  The alleged simplistic view of a party is usually not a reason for a disjointed public criticism or even the termination of cooperation.

Crisis  Forrest's Companies Fuels Criticism

Anne Gallagher's criticism in the public television of Australia
Forrest's company has experienced heavy losses in recent years. The declining revenues are also coupled with its foundations because charitable donations plummeted. There is criticism that Gallagher has allowed the troubled company to plunge deeper into crisis. The market reacted sensitively.
According Curial Archbishop Sorondo, the Holy See had already withdrawn "some time ago" from the network."Forrest has every right to make money, but not to use the Pope for it," said the Argentine Curia Bishop, without making any further details on this distancing. Both Gallagher and Sorondo are not clear what is alleged the Australian entrepreneur Forrest has done to fuel the crisis of his company (Gallagher) and terminate the cooperation (Sorondo).
Sorondo no longer appears on the board of Global Freedom Network. He put expressly  noted that this was in any case never convened during his membership.
Msgr. Sorondo is regarded as an "organizer" of rapprochement between the UN and the Catholic Church when it comes to the fight against manmade global warming. Sorondo had organized, prior to the publication of the Eco-Encyclical Laudato Si a meeting at the Vatican, which was opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A few days ago he received 70 leftist mayors and other politicians in the Vatican to discuss the fight against man-made global warming and new forms of slavery.

Despite Promotion of Gender Ideology in the Name of Pope Francis There's no Distancing

Pope Francis Poses for Children's Book Series, Which Disseminates Gender-Ideology to Young Children 
The distancing of Global Freedom Network , shows that the narrow circle around Pope Francis knows how to be sensitive, and knows how to draw a clear line and make it known publicly. Although the reasons for this distancing are unclear, it is done. No distancing  from a children's book series which will appear in the name of Pope Francis  for  gender ideology. The Foundation Scholas Occurrentes, a worldwide network of schools was established on the initiative of Pope Francis in August 2013 at the Vatican. The Argentine newspaper Clarín have been publishing since spring 2015 in cooperation with the Pope Foundation in Spanish, the children's book series, "With Francis at my side." The children's stories, which are now widely circulated in Spain, advertise homosexuality, transexuality and "new family forms"  on behalf of the Pope. The children's book series is promoted with the image of Pope Francis, it was photographed at the Vatican.
The driving force behind the establishment of the foundation Scholas Occurrentes was also the Argentine Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo. The establishment took place in a ballroom  run by Sorondo's Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Both Scholas Occurrentes and the Vatican wash their hands in innocence. Nobody wants to have known something or anything to do with the contents of the children's book series. A distancing has not taken place until today, although the book series coincides with Pope Francis' image, stabbing Catholic initiatives in the back with the portrait, trying to clarify the aims of  gender ideology and roll back their influence.
The newspaper publisher  Clarín continues, meanwhile, negotiations with other newspaper publishers to translate the children's books into other languages ​​and spread them to other countries.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Global Freedom Network / ABC / OR (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, July 27, 2015

For Consultor of the Pope The Celebration of the Eucharist is "Magical, Not Religious"

The "erotic Buddhist" Pablo d'Ors a heretic
(Rome / Madrid) The writer, a Catholic priest and "erotic Buddhist" Pablo d'Ors from Spain has been a consultant since 1 July 2014, Adviser, for the Pontifical Council for Culture at the Vatican (see Pontifical Cultural Council for Women priests -? The "Erotic Buddhist" that Francis made ​​the Consultant ). His appointment  has already caused amazement. Now  Msgr. Jose Rico Paves, the auxiliary bishop of Getafe in Madrid,  has accused Pablo d'Ors who wrote an essay in an article published on June 26  of a "Wealth of Doctrinal Heresies". The  President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, just appeared in the headlines because of his active participation in the Pachamama cult, a Pagan Mother Earth Cult .
The essay by Pablo d'Ors appeared in the Spanish magazine Vida Nueva (New Life) with the subtitle "A dedicated voice in the Church." The Consultant maintains therein that the actions in the Eucharistic celebration are "fundamentally magical and not religious." Pablo d'Ors: "The sacraments of the Church mean nothing to the vast majority, to those who belong to it,  as good as nothing. A character whose meaning they do not understand, it's not a sign, but magic. The Christian rites and symbols have degenerated to, for the majority of believers, pure magic."  Words and gestures to "be carried out automatically and in an irrational manner, do not connect with the transcendent," said the Spaniard, whom Pope Francis has made ​​a consultant.

"Our Masses Remind Me of the Absurd Theater of Beckett"

He continued: "I maintain that much is fundamentally magical and non-religious from the behavior of the priests and the laity during the Eucharistic celebration. Can you imagine that the apostles knelt before the bread or picked up crumbs after Jesus?"
Therefore, "Our Masses remind me of the absurd theater of Beckett," said d'Ors. "For example, take the Eucharist, whose symbols are the bread and wine. The bread is of course commonplace, soft and nutritious. That the bread is a symbol of God means that God is an everyday occurrence, that God is soft and that God is nutritious. If the symbol of bread is broken, distributed and consumed as a sign or sacrament, that means not only giving, consciousness of other bread, but to make himself the food for the needs of others. The same applies to the wine [...] But why should we use it to keep the Eucharist in a tabernacle? Have we not said that it is the true sign and to share it? The proof that our mentality is magical, if we think that God is more in a box than outside. But this is ... is absurd! "

Statements by Pablo d'Ors "Full Doctrinal Heresies"

Bishop Rico Paves responded with a paper, in which he condemned the text by Pablo d'Ors as "full doctrinal heresies".The views expressed by D'Ors would have "dramatic consequences for the Christian life". Pablo d'Ors was a priest, who "does not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist and makes fun of the worship and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and His constant presence in the tabernacle of the Church".
Bishop Rico Paves also expresses its concern because the author of these heresies is a "Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture." The Bishop sees in "the doctrinal confusion by d'Ors, a faith problem". The auxiliary bishop writes: "Why did he not even mention the word faith? He thinks that one can understand the sacraments without faith."  Also: "How can it be that 50 years after publication of the encyclical Fidei Msyterium by Pope Paul VI. the misconceptions rejected at the same time about the Eucharist and the sacraments are represented?"
Pablo d'Ors is incardinated in the Archdiocese of Madrid. Will he suspended from his priesthood, to which he has publicly turned his back? Will  he be released as a Vatican dicastery Consultant?
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Muslims Demonstrate With Pope Citation: “Whoever Insults My Mother, He Will Get My Fist."

Muslim Demonstration in London With
Pope Citation
(London) While on the German mainland freedom  of expression and  of assembly by Pegida is restricted by the State in Dresden, Leipzig, Vienna and Linz, under false pretexts and the peoples' resentment of politics and the media is attacked, Muslims may  in Britain unhindered and even appeal to Pope Francis.
Thousands of Muslims did this last Sunday in London is the front of the residence of Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street. They were protesting against the left-wing satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which published cartoons about Islam. The rally participants condemned the abuse of freedom of expression by the satirical magazine. The right to freedom of expression of Charlie Hebdo , so say the Muslims, is  used as an excuse to insult Mohammed, who is "holy" to Muslims.  Above all, the cartoons against the “prophet”   was called an "assault on the norms of civil society". Their publication in the satirical newspaper was "a violation of Islamic law." As an added attraction point it was noted among the protesters that the weekly newspaper was owned by the Jewish Rothschild family since 2014.

Pope's quote: “If He Insults My Mother, He Will Get My Fist"

Among the slogan boards of Muslims many had a quote from Pope Francis,  that said after the  Paris terror attack: "Insult my mum and I will   punch you (Pope Francis) "(" insult my mother and I will punch you" ). This is what the  Pope is quoted as saying on the flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines. When Doctor Gasbarri [the papal trip's marshal], who is my friend, insulted my mother, he gets one with my fist,”  is what Pope Francis said jokingly to the show the limits of free speech, is literally being claimed  ​​by the Muslim protesters.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Il Foglio
Trans: Tancred

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pope Receives Transexual With "Girlfriend" -- Papal Approach to the Mainstream?

(Rome) This past weekend, Pope Francis received the Spanish Transgender, Diego Neria Lajarraga. This was reported by the Spanish newspaper Hoy in its Monday edition. Diego is actually a woman and has gained the masculine given name after a sex change. Pope Francis received Diego with his girlfriend.
According to the transsexuals they received a phone call from Pope Francis on Christmas Eve 2014. At the weekend she was now the guest of the head of the Catholic Church in Santa Marta Guest House, received in audience at the Vatican. Neria Lajarraga describes themselves as "practicing Catholics".

Letter to the Pope, the Pope Phone Call and Audience

Last fall, she had written the Pope  a letter complaining that she will be "excluded" as a "practicing Catholic" in her home parish in the Spanish city of Plasencia, since she had undergone a sex change. A priest, said Diego Neria Lajarraga,  even insulted  her as a "daughter of the devil".
Pope Francis read the letter, picked up the phone and invited the   Spaniard and her "girlfriend" in the Vatican. There was no official audience, but one of the many non-protocol-related meetings at which the pontificate of the Argentine Pope is so rich. As the newspaper "Hoy" writes, Diego turned to the Pope because she felt that he would listen to her. Whether Diego also listened to the Pope, is not known. Is not known, nor what the Pope  said to the  woman. All information  has been submitted by Diego Neria Lajarraga. The Holy See did not share even   that the encounter took place.

Catholic Media Goes Silent - Except the German

While the Vatican media are silent, the German section of Vatican Radio [They're probably wildly jubilant.] is the only one who reported on the out-of protocol audience: "Transgender Man Received by Pope" after previously the official Catholic media agencies had adopted in German-speaking countries on the topic.
"The meeting took place against the background of a perceived change of course by some observers to the Vatican Catholic lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). LGBT lobbying groups have repeatedly emphasized that since taking office two years ago, Francis' moderate tone  would be expressed from the Vatican  in the view of the relevant issues," says ORF online report.

Chronology of a "Rapprochement"

With the promotion of a homosexual [pederast?] priest for personal confidant of the Pope, according to the statement on homosexuality, "Who am I to judge?" And after trying to insert into the synod paper on the family an "opening" toward homosexuality,  the approach between Pope Francis and mainstream has gone further. This is, in any event, the signal as it has been received and distributed by the media. Even the Catholic. The Catholic teaching on homosexuality remains by   the way. It is not mentioned. Pope Francis knows how much  to select his interlocutors who are media-friendly and worthy of applause. 
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Vatican Radio (screenshot)
Trans; Tancred

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Black Pope: "There can be more Christian Love in An Irregular Pair, Than in One, Which Has Been Married in the Church"

The White Pope Embraces the Black One, Both
Come From the Jesuit Order
(Rome) Giacomo Galeazzi of Vatican Insider conducted an interview with Father Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the approximately 18,000 Jesuits worldwide. The General of the Jesuits provost is also called "Black Pope" because of the contrast to the white robe of the Pope, while the Jesuits have no habit, but wear the cassock of secular priests. At least that's the theory. But above all, for a fourth vow, the Jesuits owe allegiance to the Pope. "There can be a more Christian love in an irregular pair, than in one that was married in the Church,"  Nicolas said at the beginning of the interview. documented the full interview with the Superior General of the Jesuit order, which one of the three synod is participating as a representative of the Catholic Order of the Synod.
Will there be an "aggiornamento" of  family morality?
The free and open discussion is towards change, towards pastoral adaptation to the changing reality of our time.  This is of an epoch-making character, because there are forces  in these years that have attempted to return the Church to before the great season of the Council.
And Communion for the divorced and remarried?
You can not stop them from discussing this in the Synod, as some would like to stop them. The bishops were not summoned to reinforce abstract ideas with the blows of the doctrine, but to seek solutions to specific questions. Significantly, the Pope has participated and many Synod Fathers in their  addresses regarding texts of the Council. Here the Church of hearing is heeding the  expression of the Spirit, which was  hoped  for by Cardinal Martini until the end of his life.
The Conservatives say that the doctrine is in danger ...
It is wrong to make absolutes. Take the case of illegitimate partnerships. It's not like that with a lack of everything is bad. On the contrary, there is something good, where you can not hurt your neighbor. Francis has stressed: "We are all sinners." Life is to be supplied on all fields. Our task is to bring the people of grace, not dismiss them with provisions.  For us Jesuits, it is daily practice.  The Inquisition one  knew exactly this.
In what way?
Our founder, St. Ignatius underwent an examination by the Inquisition a total of eight times, after he had spoken of listening to the Spirit. Then, as now,  the Spirit comes to us again, because He comes from God, but not the rules and norms which, however, are the work of man. The morality of the family and sexuality need kindness and brotherhood. It is not to split it, but to harmonize. You can not evangelize the people, by beating them with the Gospel. Only the decision to focus on Christ,  will keep us from fruitless disputes, to abstract ideological disputes. Defects and imperfections do not invalidate the whole of the evolution of the family in society in recent decades. If there is something negative, it does not mean that everything is negative.
Introduction / Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Vatican Insider
Tans: Tancred

Monday, August 4, 2014

First Live Interview With a Pope on the Radio -- Parish Connection to Rome

Pope with Father Giangreco SJ of Campo Gallo
(Buenos Aires) This coming Friday, August 8, will be the site of a historic premiere in Argentina. For the first time a pope will speak, since the invention of broadcasting, not only in a direct circuit to a radio transmitter, but be involved in a spontaneous interview and answer questions.
According to the media in Santiago del Estero in Argentina, Pope Francis will go live on August 8, (12.30 clock local time)  on the air and hold an interview with a parish station in the city of Campo Gallo. The station is managed by the parish priest, Father Joaquin Giangreco, one of Pope Francis' brother Jesuits.  The message was from Father Giangreco confirmed by Nuevo Diario.  He recalled that the parish  broadcaster (radio comunitaria de la parroquia) came about with the help of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The Pope had long been in direct contact with the parish. He recently sent a letter on the parish's patronal feast. Father Giangreco said that there is no exact procedure for the radio conversation with the Pope: "For sure we are going to talk about Latin American culture and of Santiago del Estero, as well as about the worship of our Mother, the Virgin." This exclusive interview in remote Father is Giangreco lead themselves.
The station was built in the past two years because the area of ​​the parish includes the vast area of ​​5,000 square kilometers. "When Bergoglio was still a cardinal, he was involved in this project and helped us raise the necessary funds," said Father Giangreco.
The town of Campo Gallo has about 6,000 inhabitants and belongs to the province of Santiago del Estero in north-eastern Argentina. Santiago del Estero, the provincial capital, has 245,000 inhabitants and is the oldest Spanish city was founded in Argentina. Since 1960 there is a Catholic university, since 1973 also a state university. Today about 100,000 people still speak the native Quechua  in the surrounding area. The area is the  southernmost outpost of the ancient Inca language.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Nuovo Diario (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred