Showing posts with label Washington D.C.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington D.C.. Show all posts

Monday, March 9, 2020

Priest With Chinese Plague Shakes Hands With 500 People at “Mass”

Edit: he probabaly has AIDS too. He certainly has spiritual AIDS! See what Liturgical Abuse gets you?
A DC priest who shook the hands of 500 worshippers during communion has announced he’s contracted coronavirus.
“BREAKING: A D.C. priest has Coronavirus. He offered communion and shook hands with more than 500 worshippers last week and on February 24th,” tweeted ABC7’s Sam Sweeney.
“All worshippers who visited the Christ Church in Georgetown must self-quarantine. Church is cancelled for the first time since the 1800’s.”


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Former Nuncio Talks About “Rumours” Surrounding McCarrick in 1990s

Cardinal Cacciavillan, Nuncio to the US in the 1990s, reports rumors of McCarrick's sexual misconduct in 1994.

(Washington) Another former Nuncio in the United States announced that in 1994 he heard rumors of sexual misconduct by Theodore McCarrick. However, that was still very vague then.

Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan is now 93 years old. In 1990, the former Vatican diplomat began his service as a Pro Nuncio in the United States, where he would remain until 1998. Yesterday, he told the Catholic News Service, the press agency of the American Bishops' Conference, that in 1994 they had received a phone call from a woman. That was several months before Pope John Paul II’s visit to the United States in 1995.

"I remember receiving a phone call in 1994 while preparing for the Pope's visit to New York, Newark and Baltimore," said the cardinal. He was then in the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington.

The woman said there would be a "media scandal" when "the pope comes to Newark." In Newark at that time McCarrick was archbishop. The reason given by the woman was "rumors about McCarrick's behavior with the seminarians."

This was "no formal complaint", but "expression of a concern," according to the then nuncio. Nevertheless, the diplomat contacted the Archbishop of New York at the time, Cardinal John O'Connor: "Nobody knew better what happened in US diocese than the Archbishop of New York."

Cardinal O'Connor promised an "investigation.” As a result, the nuncio was told that there were "no obstacles to the Pope's visit to Newark."

Cardinal O'Connor, who passed away in 2000, is described by the Nuncio as "very competent", which is why he saw no reason to doubt the information provided by the investigation.

But he never talked about these rumors with McCarrick, whom he met several times during his eight years in Washington. He also did not inform the Vatican after the feedback from Cardinal O'Connor.

It was not until the beginning of October that he first spoke to a Vatican official about the matter, after Cardinal Marc Ouellet responded in an open letter to Nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò. Cardinal Cacciavillan denies having asked McCarrick to sell a house in Sea Girt, New Jersey, where he is said to have invited groups of seminarians to celebrate homosexual orgies. In any case, McCarrick sold the house in 1997, when Cacciavillan was still Nuncio to Washington.

Cacciavillan is not mentioned by Archbishop Viganò in his dossier published on 26th August. In the dossier, he raises heavy charges against McCarrick, against Pope Francis and against a gay lobby in the Church. Since then, 65 days have passed, but Pope Francis has refused any response to the allegations and the associated request to resign.

Msgr. Viganò, however, listed the steps of his immediate predecessors, the Nuncios Montalvo and Zambi, in McCarrick's case, as they had found expression in the nunciature records. The case was in late 2000 / early 2001 with the appointment of McCarrick as Archbishop of Washington and his move to the capital had led to him becoming really virulent, said Cardinal Cacciavillan.

The question is what kind of "investigation" Cardinal O'Connor initiated in 1994, which produced no results. O'Connor was with McCarrick a few years earlier among the founders of the Papal Foundation  Their cash flows to Rome could have played a not inconsiderable role in being "benevolent" both in the US and in Rome.

Text:Giuseppe Nardi
Picture: MiL
Trans: Tancred
Giuseppe Nardi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Curial Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò Will Be Nuncio to the USA

Editor: his slot in the Governorate of the Vatican will be taken up by someone who's close to Cardinal Burke, Msgr Sciacca, a judge in the Roman Rota. Understanding that this is an earlier release and that some of the other blogs were reticent about Nuncio Sambi's replacement, Katholisches sounded certain about it.

[Washington from July 13] Curial Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò the Secretary of the Governorate Council of Vatican City, will be the new Apostolic Nuncio of the United States of America. The present ambassador to Washington, Archbishop Pietro Sambi will be recalled back to Rome and undertake a new leading role in the Roman Curia.

The Curial Bishop has been leading a restrictive organizational reform for various areas of the Curia over the past two years. That has not made him many friends. In the long run it involved friction with the Secretary of State, so the current personnel changes are intended to bring peace again for all sides. The role of the Papal Ambassador in Washington is as much a step up in rank and is also an important as well as sensitive position.

The successor as number two of the Governatorial Advisor will be canon lawyer, Msgr Giuseppe Sciacca, who is at present judge of the Roman Rota. Of him it is said that he also has earned the trust and praise of both the Holy Father and the Cardinal Secretary [+Burke].

Archbishop Viganò would be the third Apostolic Nuncio in the United States of America and only the fifth representative from the Holy See. It was first under President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II that in 1984 full diplomatic relations were established between the Holy See and the United States. In the same year the USA sent William Wilson as its first ambassador to the Holy See in Rome. Since 2009, Miguel Diaz who was appointed by President Obama has occupied this post.

In the USA there is a longstanding opposition against diplomatic relations. At first in 1893 the first contact at this level was established. The representatives of the Holy See had however only the rank of apostolic delegates.

Link to katholisches...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Copts Rally in Washington D.C.

In January 21, 2010 on a winter afternoon, over 2000 Coptic Christians rallied, chanted, sang, prayed, and marched outside the White House to get the attention of U.S. President Barack Obama and the American public on the continuing human rights violations of the Copts in Egypt. They came from Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and other parts of America to protest the recent terrorist attack on Copts in Egypt on January 6 (Coptic Christmas Eve), with terrorists killing Copts as they left their religious services in Nag Hammadi (near Luxor). The latest attacks were part of a continuing history of oppression, rape, murder, and forced conversion from Christianity to Islam of the Coptic people and women in Egypt.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Should the Archdiocese of DC bend to Liberal Pressure?

The following article and poll in Washington Post asks the question: should Washington D.C. be able to force the Catholic Archdiocese there to follow a law it considers immoral?

Read more at The American Catholic.

And here...