Showing posts with label Petition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Petition. Show all posts

Friday, December 18, 2015

Please Pray For Father Tim Finigan!

[Hermeneutic of Continuity] Claud Cockburn won a competition with colleagues at the Times for the most accurate yet boring headline "Small Earthquake in Chile, not many Dead." I am reminded of this when trying to calm friends and family down over what happened to me in the wee small hours this morning.

I had a minor heart attack. One of the doctors did use that expression, though a young nurse who spoke to me later was versed in the new terminology of "cardiac episode" which makes me want to think up a script for Doctor Who. I'm not dead, but the experience of not being able to breathe properly does help to sharpen up one's focus on those meditations of St Alphonsus. Perhaps my many repetitions of the prayer "that we may not be surprised by a sudden and unprovided death" got me off this time.

I have been x-rayed, injected, and given a cocktail of drugs that has brought my blood pressure down to an impressively normal figure. I have wires connecting my chest and a bleepy machine. The hospital food is actually edible and as everyone knows, despite the crazy and wasteful management of the largest employer in Europe, the staff are wonderful.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Pope to Abolish Swiss Guard? On-line Petition

The campaign was launched by the Guard sympathizers and former guardsmen, who fear Pope Francis wants to abolish the Swiss Guard - The initiative aims to "invite the Pope to make a commitment to Swiss Guard"

Zurich-Vatican City ( A petition to Pope Francis should be encouraged to maintain the Swiss Guard. This was reported by "Vatican Radio" on Sunday. The initiative, launched by the Guard sympathizers and former guardsmen began on Saturday. "We want to ask the Pope to make a commitment to the Swiss Guard", said the Swiss organizer Walter Gabriel, according to media reports. The future of the guard is something that the organizers have at heart, who fear Pope Francis may want to abolish the Guard.

Speculation about a reform or even the end of the Swiss Guard had arisen after the dismissal of the previous commander Daniel Anrig in early December. The Swiss Guard has been protecting the Pope and his palace since 1506. Today, the protection force has a nominal strength of 110 men and is responsible for the personal protection of the Pope and for the security of the entrances to the Vatican. Most recruits undertake a two-year service period these days.

Born in 1972 in Walenstadt in the canton of St. Gallen and raised in Sargans, Anrig was from 1992-1994 a Hellebardier in the Guard. After a law degree, which also included the canon law, he entered the cantonal police in Glarus, where he most recently held the rank of commander. In August 2008, he was called by Pope Benedict XVI. and appointed to succeed Elmar Mäder.

The Swearing in of the Swiss Guard:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanks and Solidarity for Cardinal Raymond Burke

(Vatican) of thanks to deposed Cardinal Raymond Burke can be signed on the Internet online and will be forwarded to him.
Pope Francis has dismissed Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature of the Catholic Church this Saturday. Although Burke is one of the youngest cardinals of the Catholic Church, he was been reduced by the Pope to the honorific  function of a cardinal patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (see  Francis the Merciless: Cardinal Burke Deposed and "Shoved Off" to  Order of Malta ).
At the same time, the previous Secretary of State of the Holy See, Msgr. Dominique Mamberti was appointed as the new prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. About two line-up changes had already been speculated in the past (see New "Foreign Minister" in the Vatican - More Line-up Changes, Pope Francis ).
For those who would like to thank Cardinal Burke  for his recent service  may do so  on the dedicated page of LifeSiteNews. The right to life site has  a "Thank Cardinal Burke for his Vatican service: sign the petition"  which will be presented to the Cardinal on the Internet, which can be signed on line. It's a  vote of thanks, but  it is also a form of expression of solidarity to an upright fighter for the cause of God and of the Church.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: CR
Trans: Tancred

Friday, April 4, 2014

Argentine President Campaigns For Sodom as Godmother in Sacrilege

Edit: I just received an e-mail about asking us to comment on this.  As usual, we can't say anything as well as Nardi.  Of course, there are two different cases.  The one reported by is actually more shocking, although it  happened in 2012.

(Buenos Aires) Recently on the 17th of March,  Cristina Kirchner looked demonstratively in the direction of  Pope Francis, whom she had asked for an audience. On the 5th of April   the Argentine State President also demonstratively appealed as the godmother to the daughter of a lesbian whose aberrosexual lover also portrays herself as "Mother". The Argentine media has reported extensively on the action and  Kirchner's participation at the baptism of Umma Azul in the Cathedral of Cordoba.
Javier Klajner is youth minister and member of the Priestly Council in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. Tasks and offices which he already held, when Jorge Mario Bergoglio was Archbishop in the Argentine capital. Don Klajner defended the baptism for Vatican insider . Pope Francis was "always making sure   'that no child should be denied baptism,"  occurring completely independent of the situation of the parents. "He had exhorted the priests," says Klajner, to refuse no unmarried woman  the baptism of her child because the priest was  "not a manager". The Archdiocese of Cordoba has announced, says Klajner, that the baptism of "the daughter of Soledad Ortiz and Karina Villarroel like all other cases"  would be like any other. The baptism will be performed by  Carlos Varas.

Archdiocese: Baptism with Lesbian "Parents" Being Treated "Like Everyone Else"

 The baptism has upset resistance against it. Critics see it as a media spectacle that will be utilized specifically for aberro-propaganda. It was not about the baptism, but the abuse of a sacrament for the socio-political struggle of the LGBT organizations. This was demonstrated by the fact that State President Kirchner is  the godmother to the child. In addition, the question of standing in the room, as the two women are living in open homosexuality,   want to raise the child as  a Christian. Whether the child was conceived through artificial insemination is speculation, say the critics, however,  it would be for the church leaders of importance to clarify the seriousness of the mother of Umma. The Catholic Critics accuse the Archdiocese of Cordoba,  of closing their  eyes to reality and  pretending that everything was fine. That instead of a man and a woman, two women will act as "parents", will simply be ignored.

No Confirmation for the Two "Mothers"

That there are serious doubts about the Catholic faith of the two women is confirmed even by the Archdiocese Cordoba.  Initially the   Argentine media reported  that the two women are also to simultaneously receive Confirmation with the baptism of the child. The reports have now been denied. Archbishop Nanez had given no such permission, let the Archdiocese know. Rosana Triunfetto from the Ordinary of the Archdiocese said: "The Sacrament of Confirmation was is not being conferred on the two mothers  yet as the Archbishop of Cordoba has not approved this. There may be doubt because the couple has not made truthful statements."

First "Gay Couple" of Cordoba

Karina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz have been  "married" for a year. The controversial law legalizing "gay marriage", which prevailed, was made possible by   President Kirchner . The two women are among the better-known aberrosexual activists in Argentina. They were the first aberrosexual couple that has been received in the province of Cordoba, for a "gay marriage".
Critics of the homo-spectacle say that the refusal of a sacrament is a gross measure, which must be justified, but could be offered legitimately and is sometimes even mandatory. Because "It is far more serious to manipulate  the sacraments for political reasons." The sacraments are visible signs of God's grace and not a "performance for political objectives". This also applied to State President Kirchner.

"Had Bergoglio Not Become Pope, The Baptism Would Have Been  Much More Difficult"

Karina Villarroel meanwhile said the media that Archbishop Carlos Nanez have given instructions for a meeting and there are "no problems" there in the Cathedral. Umma Azul will  have a godfather and two godmothers, one of which is Argentina's President. "If Bergoglio would not have been elected Pope, the baptism would have been much more difficult," assures the lesbian. An assessment that, according to Vatican insider was shared by some Argentine church circles.
Is baptism a further confirmation that Pope Francis influenced the world with his statement about homosexuals in July of last yea  changed  the decisions of Catholics in favor of homosexuality, and indirectly justified it?

Signature Collection: No Abuse of a Sacrament for Homo-propaganda

There is a petition against the homo-baptismal event was in Argentina.  In the petition, Church leaders are asked to reject any attempt at political appropriation of a sacrament. There must be clarity, so the "wrong signals" can be avoided. This also included a wrong choice of words, as the name also of the lesbian lover of the child's mother as "mother". The petition is aimed officially at State President Kirchner, but goes especially to the Apostolic Nuncio in Argentina, the Swiss Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, to the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, Cardinal Mario Poli, to the Chairman of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo and to the Archbishop of Cordoba, Archbishop Carlos Jose Nanez.
The petition has already been signed by more than 5,600 Catholics ( the link to the petition ).
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Vatican Insider / Citizen.go
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"We Demand the Dismissal of Father Volpi as Commissioner of the Franciscans of the Immaculata"

(Rome) A group of Catholic lay associations and websites have started a petition: They demand the dismissal of Father Fidenzio Volpi from his post as authorized Apostolic Commissioner for the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Anyone who wants to support this appeal to the Congregation of Religious  and for informing  Pope Francis, this website  by well-known, traditional historian Roberto de Mattei  is available here do Corrispondenza Romana (first name, last name, e-mail app) . Below is the text for signature collection.

Petition to Demand Resignation

by Roberto de Mattei
We demand the resignation of Father Fidenzio Volpi from his job as political Commissioner of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. In the short period of just five months, Father Volpi has shattered the Order,  resulting in internal chaos and suffering,  externally causing scandal among the faithful, criticism in the media, and discomfort caused astonishment in the ecclesiastical world. It does not matter to know whether Father Volpi is the author or only the exporter of the destruction plan. One thing is certain though, if the plan is not stopped, the consequences will be devastating, and to prevent the calamity yet added to new disaster, Father Volpi must be dismissed.
According to the decree of last 11 July,  the Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate was placed under provisional administration, and Father Volpi began with the help of a small band of subcommisars, among them Father Alfonso Bruno and Prof. Mario Castellano, to lay with his ax to the Order. He forbade the celebration of the Holy Mass and the Divine Office in the manner provided in the Motu proprio for the Extraordinary Form, he dismissed the whole Order leadership, starting with Father Stefano Maria Manelli, who since then is under house arrest, without then having been given to him the reasons why he dissmissed one by one the most loyal collaborators of Father Manelli and sent them every which way, personalities of intellectual and moral greatness, he transferred their duties to dissident brothers who lack  preparation and experience, he threattened and punished the brothers, who petitioned  to the Holy See and refused to withdraw them; and finally he closed the Order's own seminary on 8 December 2013, during the Solemnity of the Order,  and suspended all priests and deaconal ordinations;  he imposed an interdict against all publications of religious publishing house Editrice Casa Mariana and forbade their distribution in  the Order churches and chapels supervised by the order; he expanded his personal war to the SFO [Tertiaries] and the laity, who are connected to the Order, by forbidding all the activities of MIM (Mission Immaculate Mediatrix) and TOFI (Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception); he threatened the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, who adhere to the traditional ERte to also have them put under provisional administration and withdrew the two female religious branches, the missionary branch of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception and the contemplative branch of the Poor Clares of the Immaculate Conception from the spiritual care of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Conception, and now finally, he has demanded of all Franciscans of the Immaculate a "Modernist Oath" to the Novus Ordo Missae and the Second Vatican Council (see the letter of Father Fidenzio Volpi from December 8, 2013 ). 1
Father  Volpi has accused every critic of being against the pope. who has challenged him.  But is his rather tyrannical rule, which in its hardness is unprecedented in the history of the Church and directly contradicts the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, is  it in itself not an open contradiction to Pope Francis as well, who admonished to avoid any authoritarianism towards friend and enemy, to practice mercy and gentleness?
Even the Vatican expert Marco Tosatti has noticed it and wrote on 4 December, "What these poor religious men supposed to have done?  Have  they speculated money, sexually abused minors or maintained an immoral lifestyle? None of that. "Truth is that Father Volpi, of his own accord or on behalf of third parties, wants to "normalize" the Franciscans of the Immaculate"  in which he wants to  make them equal to other declining Orders. To achieve this, it is necessary to convert their spiritual and moral charism, to destroy their internal discipline, stifling the recovery of the traditional rite, to open the Order of corruption by the world as it is - with disastrous results - which is what he and his Capuchin Order have done.
Paul VI. recalled religious with the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelica testificatio of 29 June 1971, that they are committed to their superiors against obedience, except in that "something is ordered, which is contrary to God's laws or the constitutions of the institute clearly or certainly lead to a major disadvantage - in such cases the duty of obedience is void." Should Father Volpi not be dismissed, a crisis of conscience for religious men and women will inevitably open up, who want to preserve the charism of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and fidelity to the tradition of the Church.
Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roberto de Mattei: Flood of Protest Letters to the Vatican for Franciscans of the Immaculata

(Rome) After the crackdown on the Franciscans of the Immaculate became known, the historian Roberto de Mattei called for a petition for the benefit of the Order and to defend the Old Mass to the prefect of the religious congregation Cardinal Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation Curia, Archbishop Mueller, Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei Curia, Archbishop Di Noia OP and the Apostolic Commissioner for the Order, Father Fidenzio Volpi OFM Cap. In just the first 24 hours there were more than a thousand protests and petitions. These are also only those of which de Mattei was aware.

The Order itself has asked in obedience to the Roman and encouraged ecclesiastical discipline in the collections of signatures. However, this does not prevent believers from expressing their opinion in respect and moderate language to the Roman authorities.

The tenor of the letter to Rome, received in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and other languages, is: The Decree of the provisional administration of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Conception "constitutes an unjust act in regard to this religious Institute, whose honour it diminishes, but above all it represents a violation of the universal laws of the Church, in particular of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of July 7th 2007 of Benedict XVI, which has never been abrogated and which grants, to every priest, the freedom to celebrate the Mass according to the “extraordinary” form. This objective lesion of the right cannot but concern all those who believe and love the liturgical tradition of the Church and, also in the same spirit, who fight in defense of life, of the family, of the pontifical Magisterium and of Christian Civilisation," says Professor de Mattei. "This infringement concerns all those who believe in and love the liturgical tradition of the Church," says the historian.

His Eminence João Braz de Aviz Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Piazza Pio XII 3 00193 Roma
 Email: civcsva.pref @

S.Ex. Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio 00120 Città del Vaticano

S.Ex. Archbishop Augustine Di Noia OP Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei Piazza del Sant'Uffizio 11 00193 Roma

There is also the possibility of the patch directly in several languages ​​to use in writing Professor de Mattei to use ( see here ). An indicator for the further development  will be  seen in what course the careers of the agitators in the Order and the Vatican take.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
 Image: Franciscans of the Immaculate

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Petition to Support the Franciscans of the Immaculata

Edit: this just in which we found on Messa in Latino regarding the Franciscan Friars if the Immaculata. Here's a slight google translation with some editing. You can go to the main site and send an e-mail using Corispondenza Roma. Thanks. Please let us know in the comments if you've signed it. Hopefully it will embolden others to do so.

In support of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and the traditional Mass

Dear friend,

on July 11, the Congregation for Religious has "police" the institution of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, forcing them to abandon the traditional Mass, which they celebrate freely, according to a universal law of the Church, never repealed and confirmed by the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI on 7 July 2007.

In the canon 212 of the Code of Canon Law currently in force states that the faithful "...have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ's faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to the Pastors and take into account both the common good and the dignity of individuals." In the light of this canon, and what forces the sensus fidei of every baptized person, I feel obliged to send an open letter to His Eminence Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life. If you share my concerns, I thank you if you will join this initiative, addressing the message shown in the window below.

Pressing the button below you will be able to send its message directly to the Prefect of the Congregation [in Italian] and, for information, to the Secretary of the Congregation, Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Archbishop Augustine Di Noia and the appointed Commissioner, Father Fidenzio Volpi, OFM Cap.

Do not forget to sign the letter with your name, with your e-mail address.

Thank you to join this initiative, promoted for the greater good of the Church and of souls.

With esteem and friendship,

Roberto de Mattei

Link to the petition which you can send already in Italian to the concerned Prelates in authority, here.

The Letter as Follows:

A sua Eminenza  Card. João Braz de Aviz
Your Eminence,

The decree of July 11th 2013, signed by you, by which the Franciscans of the Immaculate have been “commissioned” and forbidden to celebrate the Mass according to the ancient Roman rite, constitutes an unjust act in regard to this religious Institute, whose honour it diminishes, but above all it represents a violation of the universal laws of the Church, in particular of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of July 7th 2007 of Benedict XVI, which has never been abrogated and which grants, to every priest, the freedom to celebrate the Mass according to the “extraordinary” form.  This objective lesion of the right cannot but concern all those who believe and love the liturgical tradition of the Church and, also in the same spirit, who fight in defence of life, of the family, of the pontifical Magisterium and of Christian Civilisation.  
The canonical law gives me the authority to express, in a respectful manner, my sorrowful perturbation, my strong protest and my vibrant appeal so that every obstacle to the free celebration of the traditional Mass for every priest may be removed and that the Franciscans of the Immaculate may continue their precious apostolate which has done so much good and will still do so for souls.

Yours respectfully in Christ