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Posted on 11/03/2018 5:16:35 AM PDT by Repent and Believe
Developments & Reactions (Note: This will be the last Meltdown summary post for the time being) [UPDATED 30-OCT-2018 01:10 UTC]
This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, Abp. Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25, 2018 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis pontificate but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos:
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 Developments
Francis is reportedly stonewalling a summons for his head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [Cardinal Luis Ladaria] to stand trial for sex abuse cover-up
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., releases the names of 48 accused clergy Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 Developments
Bp. Joseph Cistone of Saginaw, Michigan, dies unexpectedly after cancer battle Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., runs advertisement on CNN lauding Cardinal Donald Wuerls accomplishments
One Peter Five reports that two more high-ranking papal appointees [are] implicated in alleged misconduct: Edgar Peña Parra and Luis Ladaria
Fr. David Marsden has published an Open Letter to the Bishops of England, Wales, and Scotland concerning St. Marys College Seminary in Birmingham, England
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 Developments No noteworthy developments
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 Developments
The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania
Italian weekly LEspresso reports that Francis newly-appointed Substitute Secretary of State, Abp. Edgar Peña Parra, might have been dismissed from a seminary where he studied because he was thought by seminary administrators to have a homosexual orientation
After sudden death of Bp. Joseph Cistone, Walter Hurley a bishop known for covering up sex abuse according to Church Militant is named Apostolic Administrator of diocese until Francis appoints a successor
In Buffalo, New York, three accusers of Fr. Joseph Gatto, former rector of diocesan seminary, speak out on local television
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 Developments
Abp. Carlo Maria Vigano issues a Third Testimony, including response to Cardinal Marc Ouellet
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 Developments No noteworthy developments
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 Developments No noteworthy developments
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 Developments
Abp. Eamon Martin of Amargh, Ireland, accuses Vigano of hijacking the World Meeting of Families, during which he released his First Testimony
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 Developments
The Attorney General of the District of Columbia has launched an investigation into the Washington Archdiocese
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 Developments
Pope Francis removes Bp. Martin Holley of diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, after a Vatican investigation into his diocese, in which up to two-thirds of the 60 active priests had been reassigned under Holley President of Ave Maria University, Jim Towey, says he wont accept any longer the Church hierarchys excuses for the snail-like processes they employ in weeding out the bad priests
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 Developments
An alleged abuse victim of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has given an interview to Church Militant
Archbishop Paul Etienne of Anchorage, Alaska, has ordered an independent review of all sexual misconduct allegations involving priests and others associated with the Church going back five decades
Former Bp. Martin Holley of Memphis, Tennessee, says he was removed as an act of revenge, not for mismanagement or any other reason
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 Developments
The Department of Justice has warned U.S. Novus Ordo bishops to retain all documents pertaining to sex abuse investigation
The original whistleblower on Bp. Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, his former secretary Siobhan OConnor, to tell her story on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Oct. 28
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 Developments
Francis concludes Synod on Youth warning again of the Great Accuser (Vigano)
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 Developments
George Neumayr reports that it is quite likely that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, will be appointed the new Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
CBS 60 Minutes releases interview with Buffalo diocese whistleblower Siobhan OConnor, former secretary to Bp. Richard Malone (incl. video)
Reactions from select Blogs and Web Sites
Stephen Wynne of Church Militant says Cardinal Wuerls Oct. 11 interview in America is a whitewash
Christopher Altieri at Catholic World Report argues that Pope Francis cannot earn back trust simply with displays of raw power
The same Christopher Altieri argues that Viganos Third Testimony indicates a way through the current morass
Louie Verrecchio says Viganòs third testimony points to Bergoglios negligence
A Benedictine Modernist says it is time to renounce all forms of clericalism
Francis defender Andrea Tornielli analyzes and comments on Viganos Third Testimony
At Commonweal, Rita Ferrone says that Abp. Vigano cannot keep up this game indefinitely
Novus Ordo church historian Roberto de Mattei comments on Monsignor Viganò and The Hour of Judgment
Inside the Vaticans Robert Moynihan comments on recent developments
Liberal Commonweal magazine publishes essay by Kenneth L. Woodward acknowledging that homosexuality has played a role in the clerical sexual abuse scandals and their cover-up
Francis defender Mike Lewis notes that two competing interpretations have developed regarding whether Viganòs most important accusations have been discredited or substantiated
Christopher Altieri opines that Francis remarks about the Great Accuser distract from lack of resolve, leadership
Cruxs Elise Harris explores what role Cardinal Angelo Sodano, former Vatican Secretary of State, plays in the McCarrick/Vigano saga
Satan at the Vatican if what Michael Voris reports here is true, the end of the Vatican II Sect cannot be far off
In wake of recent wave of scandals, The New York Times publishes an article on why some Novus Ordos leave their sect and why others stay
Smooth Vigano: Laurence England has made a song parody, based on Michael Jacksons Smooth Criminal, showing what a madhouse the Vatican II Sect is under Francis
CBS publishes video clip looking behind the Buffalo bishop whistleblower story
Prior Days Coverage
Days 1-3 (Aug. 25-27) Day 4 (Aug. 28) Day 5 (Aug. 29) Day 6 (Aug. 30) Day 7 (Aug. 31) Day 8 (Sep. 1) Day 9 (Sep. 2) Day 10 (Sep. 3) Day 11 (Sep. 4) Day 12 (Sep. 5) Day 13 (Sep. 6) Day 14 (Sep. 7) Day 15 (Sep. 8) Day 16 (Sep. 9) Day 17 (Sep. 10) Day 18 (Sep. 11) Day 19 (Sep. 12) Day 20 (Sep. 13) Days 21-25 (Sep. 14-18) Days 26-31 (Sep. 19-24) Days 32-38 (Sep. 25-Oct. 1) Days 39-51 (Oct. 2-Oct. 14)
Fr. William Jenkins, SSPV, comments on the recent reply to Abp. Carlo Vigano from Cardinal Marc Ouellet: https://youtu.be/HKQOzNhAooY
Dr. Taylor Marshall gives a timeline from McCarrick to Vigano: https://youtu.be/ylDd2mctpW0
Barring unforeseen circumstances, this will be the last Vigano meltdown summary post for the time being. It is simply becoming too difficult to keep up with the fallout from the Vigano drama at such a detailed level to justify the effort. It is taking away much-needed time and resources from other projects and delaying more important endeavors. Major developments in the ongoing Vigano drama will be covered in separate blog posts, as we would cover any other major story.
HAT-TIP to Novus Ordo Watch for scooping all this together. Reveals compelling picture of bad fruit.
So where is the good tree if not Rome? With all this one can take refuge in parishes who refuse today's Rome while adhering to the teachings of the Popes and the entire body of the Church prior to the "Second Vatican Council". We are apparently in the days of the great apostacy which has been fortold in Holy Scripture. The faithful ought to, as in highly persecuted countries in the past, such as Japan and Henry III's England, take serious measures to remain faithful to the Church and to Jesus Christ.
Days of great suffering lie ahead. Walk with Jesus in the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pope St. Pius V
Having determined to do away with everything that may in some way offend the Divine Majesty, we resolve to punish, above all and without indulgence, those things which, by the authority of the Sacred Scriptures or by most grievous examples, are more repugnant to God than any others and raise His wrath: that is, negligence in divine worship, ruinous simony, the crime of blasphemy, and the execrable libidinous vice against nature. For such faults peoples and nations are scourged by God Who, according to His just condemnation, sends catastrophes, wars, famine, and pestilence ...
Let the judges know that if, even after this our Constitution, they are negligent in punishing these crimes, they will not only be guilty of them in the divine judgment but also will incur our indignation ...
If someone commits that nefarious crime against nature that caused divine wrath to be unleashed against the children of iniquity, he will be given over to the secular arm for punishment [of death]; and if he is a cleric, he will be subject to the same punishment after having been stripped of all his degrees [of ecclesiastical dignity].
The church is as it has always been in the lives of Christ’s followers.
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