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  • Viganň: Journalists Must Ask What Happened to ‘Cache of Documents’ Benedict Gave to Francis

    08/30/2018 6:52:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/30/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, August 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň has spoken out from an undisclosed location in response to attempts to discredit his 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in coving up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and priests. In an interview this week with Aldo Maria Valli, an Italian journalist who helped Viganň plan the publicatin of his statement, the former U.S. Nuncio pushed back on claims that he was motivated by revenge. Instead, he insists he spoke out because “the corruption has reached the top levels of the heirarchy of the Church. ”...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Veritŕ about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • The question no one is asking

    08/22/2018 6:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 22, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    I’ll get right to it: Where is that 300 page dossier that was submitted to Pope Benedict XVI just days before he decided to flee for fear of the wolves? This is the same report that, one has good reason to believe, provides details concerning a vast homosexual network operating in the Vatican.According to a statement issued by the Holy See Press Office on  February 26, 2013:The Holy Father [Benedict] has decided that the acts of this investigation, known only to himself, remain solely at the disposition of the new pope.Since having the dossier placed in his hands more than five...
  • Episcopal Sodomy: Pope Francis Must Resign (Accused of covering up McCarrick's sexual misconduct)

    08/26/2018 12:25:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    In an 11-page confession of everything he knows about homosexual predation and silence with regard to it, written on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary — Aug. 22 — former papal nuncio and Vatican ambassador to the United States, Abp. Carlo Maria Viganň, has outed numerous senior members of the hierarchy and said Pope Francis must resign: The homosexual networks present in the Church must be eradicated. ... These homosexual networks, which are now widespread in many dioceses, seminaries, religious orders, etc., act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of octopus tentacles, and strangle innocent...
  • Former Vatican official claims Pope Francis knew of abusive ex-cardinal, calls for his resignation

    08/26/2018 10:00:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2018 | Unattributed
    A former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now he is calling for Francis to step down. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis' resignation: "In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who...
  • Bp Strickland Joins Calls for Investigation Which Would Lead to Pope Francis' Resignation

    08/26/2018 8:34:36 AM PDT · by dangus · 115 replies
    Diocese of Tyler, TX ^ | 2018-08-26 | Bp Strickland
    Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and all Holy Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler, A letter (see below) by Archbishop Vigano, former Nuncio to the United States, raises grave allegations and calls for the resignation of numerous high ranking prelates including Pope Francis. Let us be clear that they are still allegations but as your shepherd I find them to be credible. Using this standard the response must be a thorough investigation similar to those conducted any time allegations are deemed to be credible. I do not have the authority to launch such an investigation but I will lend my voice...
  • Pope Francis ‘covered up for sex abuser McCarrick’ and must resign, says senior archbishop

    08/26/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 8/24/18 | Damian Thompson
    Pope Francis stands accused this morning of covering up the crimes of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, one of the most senior and sinister sex abusers in the history of the Catholic Church.The allegation comes from the Vatican’s former apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň, 77, who has called on the Pope to resign.In a devastating 11-page written testament, Viganň says Francis lifted severe sanctions imposed on McCarrick for sexual wrongdoing by Pope Benedict XVI, the existence of which has not been made public until now.Viganň writes that he told Francis in person in 2013 that McCarrick ‘had...
  • Vatican Bombshell: McCarrick Conspiracy Uncovered! (Francis and Vatican Curia Directly Accused)

    08/25/2018 9:03:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 85 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08-24-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an atomic bomb on Francis’s papacy, charging that “corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy.”In a lengthy statement, Vigano says that Francis has known for years about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, but brought him into the pontifical inner circle anyway, and sent him around the world on papal missions.In fact, says Vigano, the Roman curia has known about McCarrick since the year 2000, but McCarrick was protected by gay supporters honeycombed throughout the Vatican....
  • Q Anon: (4/6/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/06/2018 6:28:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,149 replies
    qntmpkts.keybase.pub ^ | 4/6/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Vatican doctors photo of Benedict's praise for Francis

    03/14/2018 10:03:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2018 | AP
    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has admitted that it altered a photo sent to the media of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis' theological background. The manipulation changed the meaning of the image.
  • An Uncanonically Elected Pope?

    10/21/2017 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/17 | David Martin
    With all the controversy that surrounded the election of Pope Francis upon the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013, it seems that Catholics may have lost sight of a key element in this episode, namely, that Benedict XVI never resigned his papal office, but only the active exercise thereof. On the eve of his resignation, he said: “Anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church… “The ‘always’ is also a “forever”—there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the...
  • Resigned Pope Creates ‘Multiplied and Divided’ Authority, Author Says

    10/19/2017 5:39:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/16/17 | Claire Giangrave
    Italian journalist and scholar Fabrizio Grasso says that when Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he changed the institution of the papacy forever. Among other things, Grasso says, "it’s not hard to imagine a possible near future with more than one emeritus pope and, consequentially, an exclusive papal club, which could be no other than a proto-parliament of the Vatican State."ROME - Catholics have had to get used to a lot lately. The secularized state in the West has been progressively pushing faith to the margins, and Christians have been victims of persecutions around the globe. What’s more, the Church...
  • The dubia surrounding Pope Francis’ election

    09/07/2017 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/17 | David Martin
    The Political Pope: How Pope Francis is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives With all the controversy that surrounded the election of Pope Francis upon the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013, it seems that Catholics may have lost sight of a very key element of this episode, namely, that Benedict XVI never resigned his papal office, but only the active exercise thereof. On the eve of his resignation, he said: “Anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church… “The ‘always’ is also a “forever”—there...
  • RATZINGER RISING

    05/08/2017 3:03:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | May 8, 2017 | William Doino Jr.
    In 2012, a year before his retirement, the University of Notre Dame had already published a commemorative volume of essays on Ratzinger’s impressive theology and writings. Two years before that, following his successful visit to the United Kingdom, new Catholic youth movements began springing up, followed by an unexpected increase in men and women pursuing religious vocations. After his retirement, an online initiative titled “Generation Benedict” emerged, inviting young people to describe how Joseph Ratzinger had changed their lives. And this year, the Vatican’s publishing house, in cooperation with the Benedict XVI Foundation, released a new tribute, titled Cooperatores Veritatis...
  • Benedict XVI Warns of ‘Dangerous Situation’ With Radical Atheism and Radical Islam

    05/02/2017 7:35:59 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May. 1, 2017 | Filip Mazurczak
    Pope Emeritus Benedict discussed the joint perils posed by radical Islam and radical atheistic secularism in a message he sent to a conference held April 19 in Warsaw, Poland, on the topic of his thinking about the concept of the state... I was greatly moved, grateful and happy to learn that an academic conference on the topic of “The Concept of the State From the Perspective of the Teachings of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI” (Pojęcie Państwa w perspektywie nauczania Kardynała Józefa Ratzingera/Benedykta XVI), attended by the representatives of Poland’s government and Church and organized under the patronage of the...
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure’

    03/09/2017 8:11:19 AM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the Obama administration may have been complicit in the “tremendous pressures” that led the former pope to resign in 2013. It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States.
  • Benedict XVI sends Pope Francis 3 mysterious gifts on his birthday

    12/18/2016 4:43:38 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 12/17/2016 | n/a
    VATICAN CITY — Pope emeritus Benedict XVI today sent his best wishes and three mysterious gifts to Pope Francis as he celebrates his 80th birthday. The pope emeritus first offered birthday greetings in a “very warm” written message that was “particularly appreciated,” according to the Vatican. Then, in the afternoon, the pope emeritus called Francis personally. Benedict XVI also sent Pope Francis three gifts which were received “as three very personal and meaningful signs” for them both. The Vatican has not said what the gifts are. The pope began his 80th birthday by inviting 8 homeless people, two women and...
  • The Return of the Sankt Gallen “Mafia” –- And The Loyal Opposition

    11/19/2016 12:35:27 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 18, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Just before tomorrow’s consistory in Rome where Pope Francis will come together with the Cardinals of the Catholic Church in order to elevate his new Cardinals, it seems that the brewing conflict which started in February 2014 with Cardinal Walter Kasper’s speech at the earlier Consistory is now coming to a head. As Steve Skojec has recently reminded us, it was at that time that 85% of the cardinals who then spoke up had rejected the “Kasper prosposal” which finally wants to admit “remarried” divorcees to Holy Communion.In this context, the Four Cardinals Letter written against the papal document Amoris Laetitia is of...
  • Pope Benedict thinks homosexual network in Vatican could have reformed under his successor.

    09/07/2016 3:21:47 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    The Pope who resigned in 2013 for reasons of age Pope also confirms rumours of a homosexual old boy network in the Vatican. Such had been there during his pontificate, and he had smashed it.
  • Pope Benedict attacks the decadence of the Church in Germany

    09/07/2016 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    At 8 pm, the Swiss Guards closed the gates of the Pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo. Then they left their posts. So they demonstrated on 28 February 2013 that Benedict XVI was now Supreme Pontiff emeritus, a Pope retired. Benedict retired to a convent in the Vatican and vowed to continue to live like a monk and leave the field to the successor. Benedict however cracks open the doors again this Friday...