26 August 2018

Fr Zed ...

... has very courageously published the news which has just broken about the background to the McCarrick case. It does him great credit.

Even more credit is due to Archbishop Vigano for speaking out, with such clarity and detail.

I think we should all think very carefully about the implications of this.


Paul@Ryhope said...

Extremely brave and meritorious, lets keep him in our prayers as he tackles the consequences of his action.

Arthur Gallagher said...

This is the sort of thing that happens in the wake of a palace coup.

The Gays did not want Benedict. They wanted their own man. So, they forced the rightful Pope from the throne.

Elderly, suffering from serious health problems, and feeling isolated and betrayed, Benedict resigned under enormous pressure.

Replaced by Francis, we have been living under a Pope who is vindictive, something of an egomaniac, who has covered for, and is allied with, the homosexual clergy, and who has placed gay friendly bishops in the highest places, working with Cdl McCarrick in making his choices!

Ed Ahlsen-Girard said...

This is very, very bad.

Fred W. said...

Hello -

I feel great relief.

Watching the Mass in Ireland today - I was initially shocked to hear the homily spoken in Italian. Then I thought, a characteristic hubris. Sad to hear such disrespect, but glad that it is becoming obvious.
I hope that the Pope Emeritus lives long enough to see this disaster being expunged; glad he has lived long enough to at least see this begining.
Kyrie Eleison.

Andrew Gray said...

Ecclesiastical corruption at the very highest level of rhe Church? If these accusations are true rhen Weurl muzt resign post haste. Then Pope Francis should resign too...no more cover up of predatory sodomites.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

The Fag End of this Papacy has arrived.

Was that too churlish?

Sadie Vacantist said...

Twitter not quite ablaze yet but an amazing link from Rod Dreher. He posts a comment by Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler on his diocesan website. The Bishop describes Vigano's allegations as credible. The diocesan website seems to be down presumably because of traffic.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

From the Nuke Bomb statement of Vigano...

Immediately after, the Pope asked me in a deceitful way: “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” I answered him with complete frankness and, if you want, with great naiveté: “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.” The Pope did not make the slightest comment about those very grave words of mine and did not show any expression of surprise on his face, as if he had already known the matter for some time, and he immediately changed the subject. But then, what was the Pope’s purpose in asking me that question: “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” He clearly wanted to find out if I was an ally of McCarrick or not.

When he was Pope, Benedict XVI failed to do what was necessary - Laicise McCarrick, turn him over to the secular authorities for punishment, along with all of the pertinent documents, and then publicly apologise to the entire Church and promise all such sodomites would be exposed and turned over to the secular authorities for punishment.

Is it any wonder so many normal men gape in amasement at the lack of masculine courage in our Hierarchy?

When he was Pope, Bishop Emeritus Ratzinger knew what McCarrick had done but he, nonetheless, chose to keep it quiet and in-house.

Lord have mercy. Save us from the timorous and deliver unto us a man with sufficient righteous male anger to deal with this evil filth forcefully.

It wounds the heart for a trad to say that his Church can not be trusted to deal justly with the evil but it is true. The Hierarchy has, for decades, failed to act and who knows how many souls have been lost and lives ruined.

Grand Juries in every Diocese must subpoena church records and expose the evil because such a problem can not be dealt with if it is never identified.

Cardinals, Bishop, and Priests must do prison time for their crimes.

One suspects their fellow inmates will be less tolerant of their actions than our Hierarchy has been. The worst part of it is so many in the Church have adopted the "They are pedophiles" line that they who are jailed will be identified as pedophiles and woe betide "the skinner" (as inmates used to call these perps placed amongst these prisoners.

Liam Ronan said...

Our Lady of Akita, an approved Marian apparation, gave this message on October 13, 1973 to Sister Agnes Sasagawa:

"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests."

"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."

Pray the rosary and keep your powder dry.

Alan said...

I thought it was strange that he should speak in Italian. Obviously, the Pope doesn't speak Irish and his English may be shaky, although I'm pretty sure he spoke in English in the Philippines. While I know that he's of Italian origin - and I understand that his "natural" Italian is his parents' Lombard dialect - he did famously get into trouble when he chose the wrong Italian word for Spanish "cazo". I would have thought that Spanish would have been a more logical choice.

Feed Room Five said...

I would like to be optimistic and I am optimistic in the sense that Almighty God will prevail.
However, I believe that Fr. H is right to advise caution. The players in this drama are politically smart and will not give up power without a fight. I say all that one week before being received into the Catholic Church. Which, I suppose, is itself an act of optimism.

John Vasc said...

I expect we'll hear a fulminating denunciation of Archbishop Vigano by tomorrow evening, with the Chorus of Usual Suspects chiming in, purse-lipped and head-shaking - naturally more in sorrow than in anger. 'Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike,' as the other Pope said.

What will those official responses allege, I wonder. 'Piqued ambition.' 'Right-wing political prejudice against those who help the poor.' 'Crazed by his rejection by Jackie Kennedy/Doris Day/Rock Hudson/all the Kardashians/Meryl Streep/Cheryl Cole/Jordan/The Cheeky Girls/[supply name of either gender here]'. 'Robbed the Vatican and put it in an unnumbered Swiss account'. 'Had a mysterious disease that was never completely... explained.'

They'll think of something.

coradcorloquitur said...

Pope Francis spoke to the Irish in Italian. How interesting and how telling: it may seem like an odd, relatively small thing, but given what we know now of his character and modus operandi, it is clear it is not. Here we have a pope who---contrary to all Scripture and reason---promotes the absurd notion of the "God of Surprises." Well, this is one more surprise: break tradition and reasonable expectations at every opportunity. His English is poor, but he did communicate in that language when he came to the USA; so he can do it, however poorly. I read this strange, new "surprise" as part of his strategy to unsettle, to disquiet, at every turn and daily. Contrary to the infinitely stable, reliable and provident actions of the Divine Being (all qualities that defy "surprises") that emerge from Holy Scripture, the "god of surprises" (I think the lower case in more appropriate than capitals) has the unholy mission, as does this present pope, of letting us know that "truth" varies according to time and circumstances, that all is evolving, that to hold on to what the saints and martyrs and our ancestors believed is phariseical rigidity: hence, the very notion of dogma (or doctrine) gradually becomes repugnant and a sign of mental instability, the very accusatory slander Francis hurls often against the "rigid" obdurate enough to believe what the Church has taught for two mellenia. This super-and-only dogma of surprise-cum-constant change and deceit must be hammered in at every occasion (as in "I learned about the Dubia from the press") to soften the Catholic people for the coming changes of those dogmas so unacceptable to Francis and his puppeteers. And when the changes do come (he started with the perversion of the teaching on the death penalty and divorce and remarriage already), the papolators will sport their vacant smiles of acceptance and accuse us of "disobedience to the Holy Father." Such are the bitter fruits of papal positivism and of turning the holy office of the universal pastor into a cheap and dangerous caricature of itself. Sheer malevolence and a splendid plan of "diabolical disorientation."

Sadie Vacantist said...

The fight back has started with CIA asset John Allen crushing the story on the BBC. The story is dying over here, presumably because the homosexual dimension to the sex abuse scandals needs to be suppressed by the oligarchs.

Liam Ronan said...

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" 1 Peter 4:17

Albrecht von Brandenburg said...

Is John Allen homosexual, by any chance?? What about Sean Michael Winters??