A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine…

By their friends…

 

We have often discussed the role of the “errors of Russia” in relation to the Message of Fatima, the Apocalypse and the current papacy. Lately, the Bergoglian avalache has been picking up speed and this morning, Sandro Magister pointed out some interesting developments in the reign of this unfortunate pope. The following excerpts are brief, for the full article please see Sandro Magister,  The Communists the Pope Likes. And Vice Versa“.

Magister begins by noting

… the collaboration with “Avvenire,” the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, of the satirical comics author Sergio Staino, with a Sunday strip entitled “Hello, Jesus!”

Here the surprise lies in the fact that Staino is an unwavering communist, was a “flower child” and a champion of free love, was until a few months ago the director of “L’Unità,” the defunct newspaper of the Italian communist party and then of the parties that succeeded it, and is the honorary president of the UAAR, the Union of Atheists and Rationalist Agnostics.

The absentminded Jesus of his strips still lives in Nazareth with Joseph and Mary, gives his father a hand in the woodshop, but his head is already elsewhere, looking to the time when he will leave to finally become – in Staino’s words – “the first of the socialists, the first to fight for the poor.”

Interviewed in “Avvenire” on the day of his debut, Staino recounted that some time ago, when Pope Francis, during a “long telephone conversation” with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, was told that back in 1948 Staino’s mother had been denied sacramental absolution for having voted for the communist party, the pope burst out laughing: “Tell the mother of this friend of yours that I will give her that absolution.

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Reap the Whirlwind

Recently, a long-time reader, a subscriber for more than 5 years, became irate after my disrespectful comments about Pope Benedict XVI in a recent post.  Although I am sorry to see him – and others – leave, I will not change a post that reflects what I believe to be the truth. Pope Benedict is perceived by many as a martyr, and I have honored him for freeing the true Mass, and for asserting the truth, that is, that the true Mass could never rightly be suppressed.  However, before he was Pope, Father Josef Ratzinger was a modernist through and through, and he has never properly recanted his harmful books.

Today, Sandro Magister posted an article which is at once fascinating and frightening in its implications. But also, it contains a small passage remarking on Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI that I believe, sheds light on my “obnoxious” comments on both popes. Some excerpts follow, with my brief note below it. The entire article here: ” ‘Magnum Principium’ At Work. The Incredible ‘Credo’ of Professor Melloni.”

A discussion has been prompted by the motu proprio “Magnum Principium” with which Pope Francis a few days ago redefined the responsibilities of the bishops and of the episcopal conferences in the translations of liturgical texts.

Meanwhile, however, there are those who are going rogue, without even being bishops. Like Professor Alberto Melloni, who on September 13 offered in grand style to the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew – on a visit to Bologna, to the foundation created by Giuseppe Dossetti and Giuseppe Alberigo, the captain of which today is Melloni – his own brand-new Italian translation of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan “Credo,” the one that is recited or sung at every Mass.

In presenting this creature of his, “ruminated over for a long time among several scholars and discussed with a philologist of the caliber of Silvia Ronchey,” Melloni said that he wanted “to leave the Latin Credo to its history,” along with that divisive “Filioque” which has never been part of the original Greek text. As if to resolve on his own in this way, by magic, centuries of schism between the Church of Rome and the Churches of the East.

In reality, without much horn-tooting over unlikely ecumenical miracles, John Paul II and Benedict XVI  had already, on several occasions, recited the “Credo” in the original Greek text without the “Filioque,” together with patriarchs of Constantinople.

But here comes Melloni with his own “Credo,” translated from the Greek into a very bizarre Italian, capable according to him of finally “reviving the hidden rhymes of the common faith and the thrum of that ‘One’ which seems like a refrain.”

It has to be read to be believed.

Sandro Magister has an audio file of the recitation of the Creed by those John Paul and Benedict and also a copy of the Creed they recited, omitting the objectionable ” filioque”.

The earlier actions of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were directly responsible for the scandal we have today with Bergoglio and Melloni.  We have reaped what was sown by the revolutionaries of Vatican II, and this destructive whirlwind will not be halted  until there is a return to obedient faith. This faith, once rejected must be begged for with humble, contrite hearts.

Please pray for the Pope and the Church, and especially our priests. And please consider doubling down on your prayers and acts of reparation between now and October 13. Thank you for reading! I pray for you always.

†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
†  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Seeking Clarity

Some encouraging news from Sandro Magister; not the false “happy news” that prevails in some quarters, but a solid development which shows that intelligent, effective affirmation of the faith is strengthening and  resistance is growing to the  Lavender agenda of the occupiers.

In today’s post, (Here) Magister covers the conference given by six well-known, respected lay scholars from as many different countries to bring Catholic clarity to the diabolical confusion of Amoris Laetitia.  The scholars are:

Anna Silvas from Australia, Claudio Pierantonio of Chile,  Jürgen Liminski from Germany,  Douglas Farrow from Canada,  Jean Paul Messina from Cameroon,  Thibaud Collin from France.  And one after the other, over the span of one day took stock of the crisis that the document of Pope Francis has produced in the Church, one year after its publication.

Magister offers the complete text of these important talks, so trust you will find the article useful.

I will post more as I am able, but recovery is slow.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern, and for continuing to visit the site, despite the paucity of posts. All are in my prayers,

~ evensong

Cardinal Caffara

In an interesting development, one of the Cardinals who signed the Dubia, Cardinal Caffara has spoken out in an extensive interview published on Saturday in the Italian newspaper “Il Foglio”. Thanks to Sandro Magister at Settimo Cielo for the following excerpts, which are translated by Matthew Sherry:

CAFFARRA: “WHY WE WROTE TO THE POPE”

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We cardinals have the grave duty of advising the pope in the governance of the Church. It is a duty, and duties are obligatory.

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The Magisterium of Francis

Sandro Magister has a good post on what our humble Bishop of Rome has next on his agenda of surprises: A married priesthood! Magister had written of this right after the last Synod:

See: The Next Synod Is Already in the Works. On Married Priests

And: Married Priests. The Germany-Brazil Axis

“Not Enough Celibate Priests? Make Way For Married Priests“.

“This is the remedy being considered by Cardinal Hummes and Pope Francis for regions with a scarcity of clergy, starting with the Amazon. … Pope Francis received in audience a few days ago the Brazilian cardinal Cláudio Hummes, accompanied by the archbishop of Natal, Jaime Vieira Rocha.

Hummes, 82, former archbishop of São Paulo and prefect of the Vatican congregation for the clergy, is today the president both of the commission for the Amazon of the episcopal conference of Brazil and of the Pan-Amazonian Network that joins together 25 cardinals and bishops of the surrounding countryside, in addition to indigenous representatives of different local ethnicities.
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The Mysterious Necessity of the Mystery of Iniquity

It would seem that we have not yet exhausted the implications of Pope Benedict XVI’s abdication. Sandro Magister has picked up on an aspect that has tended to be overlooked.  In Tuesday’s article (here) he notes the significance of Archbishop Gänswein’s comments of May 20.

Benedict XVi Resigns and Lightning strikes, Feb. 11, 2013.
Benedict XVi Resigns and Lightning strikes, Feb. 11, 2013.

Gänswein – with the weight of one who is in the most intimate contact with the “pope emeritus” in that he is his secretary – had said that Joseph Ratzinger “has by no means abandoned the office of Peter,” but on the contrary has made it “an expanded ministry, with an active member and a contemplative member,” in “a collegial and synodal dimension, almost a shared ministry.” …

“As of February 11, 2013, the papal ministry is no longer what it was before. It is and remains the foundation of the Catholic Church; and nonetheless it is a foundation that Benedict XVI has profoundly and lastingly transformed in his pontificate of exception (Ausnahmepontifikat).”

The formula, emphasized by Gänswein with the use of the German word, is not accidental. It contains a transparent reference to the “state of exception” theorized by one of the greatest and most talked-about political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt (1888-1985).

According to this theory, a “state of exception” is the dramatic hour of history in which the ordinary rules are suspended and the sovereign imposes new rules on his own. …

A word to the wise. Where Gänswein, citing the book by Regoli, refers to the “group of St. Gallen” and its role in the conclaves of 2005 and 2013, the reference is to the cardinals who used to gather periodically in the Swiss city of St. Gallen and who first opposed to the election of Ratzinger and then supported the election of Bergoglio.

The group included the cardinals Carlo Maria Martini, Basil Hume, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Achille Silvestrini, Karl Lehmann, Walter Kasper, and Godfried Danneels, the last two of these being particularly dear to Pope Francis, in spite of the fact that Danneels was proven to have attempted in 2010 a cover-up of the sexual offenses of the then-bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, against his young nephew. (end quote Magister)

The above remarks are merely a preface to introduce an analysis by Guido Ferro Canale, which Magister then offered.

Excerpts below; for entire article, please see Chiesa.

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Who really wrote Amoris Laetitia?

May 25, 2016

Who really wrote Amoris Laetitia?

Sandro Magister offers a very astute guess.

In his latest article on Chiesa, see here, he writes:

“Amoris Laetitia” Has a Ghostwriter. His Name Is Víctor Manuel Fernández
Startling resemblances between the key passages of the exhortation by Pope Francis and two texts from ten years ago by his main adviser. A double synod for a solution that had already been written.”

See link above for complete article. The following are excerpts with my comments in red.

Magister notes that the key passages in Amoris Laetitia, the ones which are most intentionally ambiguous, that is, the paragraphs of chapter eight that give the go-ahead for communion for the divorced and remarried have an Argentine prehistory, based as they are on a pair of articles from 2005 and 2006 by Víctor Manuel Fernández, already back then and even more today a thinker of reference for Pope Francis and the ghostwriter of his major texts.

“Heal me with your mouth.”

“During those years Fernández was professor of theology at the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires.

“And at that same university in 2004 an international theological conference was held on “Veritatis Splendor,” the encyclical of John Paul II on “certain fundamental truths of Catholic doctrine,” decisively critical of “situational” ethics, the permissive tendency already present among the Jesuits in the 17th century and today more widespread than ever in the Church.

Magister emphasises that ‘Veritatis Splendor’  is not a minor encyclical. In 2014 Benedict XVI  cited its “unchanged relevance” and concluded that “studying and assimilating this encyclical remains a great and important duty.” In fact, Magister concluded that Pope Benedict affirms ‘Veritatis Splendor’ to be essential for “overcoming the pragmatic drift of current morality, ‘in which there no longer exists that which is truly evil and that which is truly good, but only that which, from the point of view of efficacy, is better or worse.’ ”

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The Vatican’s Lavender Heel

In yesterday’s post on “The Wrath of the Lavender Mafia” we showed the true reason for the Vatican’s attack on Sandro Magister. Under this papacy as no other, we see clearly that the Vatican has, instead of an Achilles’ heel, a Lavender heel. While Pope Francis and his sycophant press portray him as tough on perverted priests, he has actually been quite the opposite. 

But in case there is any doubt about the unfairness of the Vatican’s most recent hatchet job on Sandro Magister, a journalist who had the effrontery to report the truth about the Pope’s dear friend Battista Ricca, here is another Chiesa article from Magister’s file.

Vatican's Powerful "Gay" Lobby
Vatican’s Powerful “Gay” Lobby

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350565?eng=y

ROME, July 25, 2013 – It is enough these days to enter the offices of the Institute for Works of Religion to understand how flimsy the argument is that has been advanced in defense of Monsignor Battista Ricca, the prelate of the IOR whose scandalous past has been revealed by L’Espresso:

> The Prelate of the Gay Lobby

Three floors below the window of the pope’s Angelus, in two rooms facing the colonnade of Saint Peter’s Square, across large monitors scroll movements of money, past and present, of the clients of the IOR, before the eyes of auditors hunting for suspicious operations. The team is led by Antonio Montaresi, with solid experience in the United States, the new Chief Risk Officer of the controversial Vatican “bank.”

Every operation of dubious regularity is brought to the attention of the Financial Information Authority directed by René Brülhart, vice-president of the international network of the Financial Intelligence Unit, which in turn informs its sister authorities in the countries involved and if necessary the Vatican magistracy.

“Bad management”: this is how the president of the IOR, Ernst von Freyberg, dismisses the conduct of the previous director, Paolo Cipriani, who was forced to resign together with his deputy last July 1.

According to Ricca’s defenders – very active both inside and outside of the Vatican – by striking him the “old guard” of the curia is trying to block the rehabilitation of the “pope’s bank.” But the facts say the opposite. With or without the prelate, the remediation of the accounts and apparatus of the IOR is moving forward at an accelerated pace.

The affair of Monsignor Ricca is a case in point of the weeds that pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants to uproot from the Vatican curia. Against homosexuals who live in chastity, including priests, bishops, cardinals, there is no preconceived hostility whatsoever in the Church, so much so that, in tranquility, a number of them have occupied and still occupy important positions.

What the Church does not accept is that consecrated persons, who have made a public commitment of celibacy and chastity “for the Kingdom of Heaven,” should betray their promise.

When the betrayal is public, it becomes scandal. And to heal it the Church requires a penitential journey that begins with repentance, not with falsification, concealment, deception, worse still if carried out with the complicity of others, in a “lobby” of intersecting interests, licit and illicit. In the case of Ricca, the deception has hit Pope Francis himself.

About the monsignor’s scandalous past, and the present cover-up, Francis knew nothing when on June 15 he appointed him prelate, meaning his fiduciary at the IOR. He had been shown the file concerning Ricca that is kept at the personnel office of the secretariat of state, and everything appeared to be in order.

But over the following days a number of trusted persons sounded the alarm for the pope, in speech and in writing, over what had happened in Uruguay between 1999 and 2001 at the nunciature of Montevideo where Ricca had been in service. More information came to the pope on June 21 and 22, when he met with the nuncios who had convened in Rome from all over the world.

After the news of the looming scandal was published on July 3 on www.chiesa, Francis wanted to see Ricca’s personal file again.

This time as well they passed him off as immaculate. The chain of command composed of cardinal secretary of state Tarcisio Bertone, his substitute Giovanni Angelo Becciu, and the delegate for the pontifical diplomatic missions, head of personnel Luciano Suriani, did not even take the basic step of asking the nunciature of Montevideo for copies of the reports from the nuncio at the time, Janusz Bolonek, which arrived in Rome but were evidently made to disappear.

Worse, after L’Espresso last week brought the elements of the scandal to everyone’s attention, they had Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi say that what was published is “not reliable.”

When instead it corresponds in every way to the documents – ecclesiastical and of the civil authorities – kept at the nunciature, including the letter with which Bolonek implored the Vatican authorities to send him in place of Ricca a new and “morally sound” adviser.

In Uruguay, at least five bishops who were direct witnesses of the scandal are ready to report. “Es todo verdad,” it’s all true, ecclesiastical sources have told the leading newspaper of Montevideo, “El País.”

After seeing L’Espresso, Pope Francis himself picked up the telephone and called persons in his trust in that country, for definitive confirmation of the facts.

“Surely the Holy Father, in his wisdom, will know what to do,” was the succinct statement of the current nuncio, Guido Anselmo Pecorari.

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This commentary was published in “L’Espresso” no. 39 of 2013, on newsstands as of July 26, on the opinion page entitled “Settimo cielo” entrusted to Sandro Magister.

Magister reported as well, on the chain of command implicating some high ranked Vatican officials in the Ricca cover-up, “Between 2001 and 2005, during the years in which Monsignor Battista Ricca was removed from the nunciature of Montevideo and finally called back to the Vatican, the chain of command with regard to him was made up of cardinal secretary of state Angelo Sodano, the substitute Leonardo Sandri, and the delegate for pontifical diplomatic missions, head of personnel Carlo Maria Viganò. This last would remain in this position until 2009.”

When reading this and the previous article, it is clear that Sandro Magister had faith that once Pope Francis knew the truth about Ricca’s perversity, he would surely cleanse him from the Vatican. However that is not the case. Instead, Magister is out of a job, his distinguished 41 year career ended ruinously. And far from cleansing the Vatican of these disgraceful men, Pope Francis seems to be quite taken with the serene theology they represent for him.

Pope Francis recently promoted Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., to a prominent position. Here is a quote straight from “Father” Radcliffe, who by the way, offers the notorious Soho “Gay” Masses.

When discussing fertility in marriage, Radcliffe expanded the meaning of fertility:

But not every marriage is fertile in this way. We must avoid having a mechanistic or simplistic understanding of fertility. Jesus speaks a fertile word: This is my body, given for you. He is God’s fertile word. And surely it is in the kind and healing words that we offer each other that we all share in fertility of that most intimate moment. When Jesus met Peter on the shore after Easter, he offers him a word that renews their relationship. Three times he asks him; ‘Do you love me more than these others?’ He allows him to undo his threefold denial. Sexual fertility cannot be separated from the exchange of words that heal, that recreate and set free.

How does all of this bear on the question of gay sexuality? We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift.”

OK, did you get that bit of serene theology there? Sodomy can be Eucharistic! You’re feeling very, serene now too, aren’t you? And yet this man is promoted while a man who simply documented a tiny portion of the homosexual rot in the Vatican is fired from his job.

Poor Pope Francis, who obviously is so taken with this heady thrill of being in the Lavender Vatican he cannot see his job clearly to protect the faithful from these people, who pervert the faith and bring shame and scandal to the Bride of Christ.

Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

 

The Wrath of the Lavender Mafia

Here is the article which cost Sandro Magister his Vatican credentials. You will notice it was from July, 2013. As you read it, think about the connotations. Realize just who holds the reins of power and the state of the Church as it lurches towards the final Synod in October.
Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca
Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca

by Sandro Magister

chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350561?eng=y

ROME, July 18, 2013 – “In the curia there is talk of a ‘gay lobby.’ And it is true, it’s there. Let’s see what we can do,” Francis said on June 6 to Latin American religious received in audience.

And again: “It is not easy. Here there are many of the pope’s ‘bosses’ with great seniority of service,” he confided a few days ago to his Argentine friend and former student Jorge Milia.

In effect, some of these ‘bosses’ have hatched against Jorge Mario Bergoglio the cruelest and most subtle deception since he was elected pope.

They kept in the dark important information that, if he had known it before, would have kept him from appointing Monsignor Battista Ricca “prelate” of the Institute for Works of Religion.

With this appointment, made public on June 15, Francis intended to place a trusted person in a key role within the IOR. With the power to access all of the proceedings and documents and to attend all of the meetings both of the cardinalate commission of oversight and of the supervisory board of the disastrous Vatican “bank.” In short, with the task of cleaning house.

Ricca, 57, originally from the diocese of Brescia, comes from a diplomatic career. He served for fifteen years in the nunciatures of various countries before he was called back to the Vatican, to the secretariat of state. But he won Bergoglio’s trust in another guise, initially as director of the residence on Via della Scrofa at which the archbishop of Buenos Aries stayed during his visits to Rome, and now also as director of the Domus Sanctæ Marthæ in which Francis has chosen to live as pope.

Before the appointment, Francis had been shown, as is customary, the personal file on Ricca, in which he had not found anything unseemly. He had also heard from various personalities of the curia, and none of them had raised objections.

Just one week after appointing the “prelate,” however, during the same days in which he was meeting with the apostolic nuncios who had come to Rome from all over the world, the pope became aware, from multiple sources, of some episodes from Ricca’s past previously unknown to him and such as to bring serious harm to the pope himself and to his intention of reform.

Sadness over having been kept in the dark with regard to such grave matters, and the intention to remedy the appointment he had made, albeit not definitive but “ad interim”: these were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis once he was aware of those matters.

The black hole in Ricca’s personal history is the period he spent in Uruguay, in Montevideo, on the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata, across from Buenos Aires.

Ricca arrived at this nunciature in 1999, when the mandate of the nuncio Francesco De Nittis was coming to an end. Previously he had served at the diplomatic missions of Congo, Algeria, Colombia, and finally Switzerland.

Here, in Bern, he had met and become friends with a captain of the Swiss army, Patrick Haari. The two arrived in Uruguay together. And Ricca asked that his friend be given a role and a residence in the nunciature.

The nuncio rejected the request. But a few months later he retired and Ricca, having become the chargé d’affaires “ad interim” until the appointment of the new nuncio, assigned Haari a residence in the nunciature, with a regular position and salary.

At the Vatican they let it go. The substitute for general affairs in the secretariat of state at the time was Giovanni Battista Re, a future cardinal, he too originally from the diocese of Brescia.

The intimacy of the relations between Ricca and Haari was so open as to scandalize numerous bishops, priests, and laity of that little South American country, not last the sisters who attended to the nunciature.

The new nuncio, Janusz Bolonek of Poland, who arrived in Montevideo at the beginning of 2000, also found that “ménage” intolerable immediately, and informed the Vatican authorities about it, insisting repeatedly to Haari that he should leave. But to no use, given his connections with Ricca.

In early 2001 Ricca also got into a scrape over his reckless conduct. One day, having gone as on other occasions – in spite of the warnings he had received – to Bulevar Artigas, to a meeting place for homosexuals, he was beaten and had to call some priests to take him back to the nunciature, with his face swollen.

In August of 2001, another mishap. In the middle of the night the elevator of the nunciature got stuck and in the early morning the firemen had to come. They found trapped in the car, together with Monsignor Ricca, a young man who was identified by the police authorities.

Nuncio Bolonek asked that Ricca be sent away from the nunciature and Haari fired immediately. And he got the go-ahead from the secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Ricca, dragging his heels, was transferred to the nunciature of Trinidad and Tobago, where he remained until 2004. There as well he butted heads with the nuncio. Finally to be called to the Vatican and removed from diplomatic service on the ground.

As for Haari, in the process of leaving the nunciature he demanded that some of his luggage be sent to the Vatican as diplomatic baggage, to the address of Monsignor Ricca. Nuncio Bolonek refused, and the luggage ended up in a building outside of the nunciature. Where it remained for a few years, until from Rome Ricca said that he didn’t want to have anything to do with it anymore.

Once the luggage was opened to get rid of its contents – as decided by the nuncio Bolonek – a pistol was found in it, which was handed over to the Uruguayan authorities, and in addition to personal effects, an enormous quantity of condoms and pornographic material.

In Uruguay, the facts reported above are known to dozens of persons: bishops, priests, sisters, laypeople. Without counting the civil authorities, from security forces to fire protection. Many of these persons have had direct experience of these facts, at various moments.

But at the Vatican as well there are those who know about them. The nuncio at the time, Bolonek, always expressed himself with severity with regard to Ricca, in reporting to Rome.

And yet a blanket of public silence has covered until today these past episodes of the monsignor.

In Uruguay there are some who respect the granting of silence out of scruples of conscience. Some for the duty of office. Some who are silent because they do not want to put the Church and the pope in a bad light.

But at the Vatican there are some who actively promoted this cover-up operation. By blocking the investigations from the time of the events until today. By concealing the reports from the nuncio. By keeping Ricca’s personal file immaculate. In this way they facilitated a prestigious new career for Ricca.

After his return to Rome, the monsignor was integrated into the diplomatic personnel serving at the secretariat of state: initially, from 2005, in the first section, that of general affairs; then, from 2008, in the second section, that of relations with states; and then again, from 2012, in the first section, with a top-level position, that of nunciature advisor first class.

Among the tasks assigned to him was supervision of the spending of the nunciatures. And from this as well was born that reputation as an incorruptible moralizer which was assigned to him by the media all over the world, at the news of his appointment as “prelate” of the IOR.

Moreover, beginning in 2006, Monsigner Ricca was entrusted with the direction first of one, then of two, and finally of three residences for cardinals, bishops, and priests visiting Rome, including that of Saint Martha. And this allowed him to weave an intricate network of relationships with the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy all over the world.

The appointment as “prelate” of the IOR was for Ricca the crowning of this second career of his.

But it was also the beginning of the end*. Because of the many upright persons who knew about his scandalous past, the news of the promotion was a cause of extreme bitterness, all the more keen because it was seen as a presage of harm for the arduous enterprise that Pope Francis has in the works, of purification of the Church and of reform of the Roman curia.

[ * Note: Back in 2013, just a few months into the Humble Pope’s® reign, Magister was certain that if only the Pope knew the truth about Ricca, all would be well.]

Because of this some believed it to be their duty to tell the pope the truth. Certain that he would make the consequent decisions.”

As you see, Sandro Magister, in July, 2013 believed that Pope Francis was dedicated to “purification of the Church”. Well, now we see how that has worked out.

Think on these things. Think where we are now. Think of the Synod and please return to the Message of Fatima and pray for the Church! Without our prayers, penances and good works, the hierarchy cannot break free from the darkness of their disorientation.

The sycophants in the media are working overtime to discredit Sandro Magister. This is the reason I always urge that you avoid fake news sites like National Catholic Reporter, EWTN, and the others, who under the guise of reporting the news give instead a version acceptable to the Bergoglio/Kasper agenda, that is to say, a clear preference for the sodomites in the Vatican. Until the Vatican is purged of them, the Church will continue to rot from the head down.

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, intercede for the Church. By your purity, cleanse the Church from those who seek to destroy the purity of her doctrine and practice!

The Implementation of Kasper’s Agenda

The goal of Pope Bergoglio’s Third Way:  It is already  being done in Germany: communion for the divorced and remarried, tolerance for second marriages, approval of homosexual unions.

Recently, we reported that the revolutionaries who have control of the Church have been using Hegelian dialectics to move the Church irrevocably towards a man made church of the world. They have done this by first, discovering a hitherto unknown “problem”, proposing a radical solution which alarms the mainstream, thus creating a conflict, then instituting (imposing) a “solution” which supposedly “resolves” the conflict. This thesis, antithesis and synthesis is simply standard modus operandi for the anti-Christian governments today and it is not at all surprising the the revolutionary modernists controlling the Church use the same tactics. After all, they serve the same master.

Sandro Magister’s blog, Chiesa has an article exhibiting the result of this whole process, which is evident for all to see in the Church in Germany. Cardinals Kasper and Marx have been industriously working to achieve the fullness of Vatican II ecclesiology in Germany for many years now. Here are a few quotes from Magister’s article. The full article can be found here.

Cardinal Marx stated in February this year, “We are not a subsidiary of Rome. Every episcopal conference is responsible for pastoral care in its own cultural context, and must preach the Gospel in its own original way. We cannot wait for a synod to tell us how we must shape the pastoral care of marriage and the family.”  Marx’s position here is exactly what Hans Kung intended for the modern, post-concilar church, using collegiality to fracture the unity of the Church.

Magister continues:

But now it is Germany’s episcopal conference itself that has set this same concept down in black and white, in its official response – after consulting the “people of God” – to the preparatory questionnaire sent out from Rome in view of the next session of the synod.

When it comes to the question on “how to promote the determination of pastoral guidelines on the level of particular Churches,” the German bishops in fact write:

“Referring to social and cultural differences, some of the responses favour regional agreements on pastoral guidelines at local church level. The basis could also be formed by diocesan discussion processes on the topic of marriage and the family the outcome of which would be discussed with other local churches. This would be conditional on all concerned being willing to engage in a dialogue.”

The formulation is a bit contorted, but the facts speak for themselves. In almost all the dioceses of Germany, sacramental absolution and Eucharistic communion are given to the divorced and remarried, as already made clear by a previous document from the German episcopal conference, approved on June 24, 2014 and proudly exhibited in Rome at last October’s session of the synod on the family:…”

At this point, Magister has the link to the document prepared by the German Bishops’ Conference prior to last October’s Synod: Theologically responsible, pastorally appropriate ways of assisting remarried divorceesAnd to the one they have prepared for the final Synod in October: The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World. Response by the German Bishops’ Conference. Before reading these tedious documents, though, pray to the Holy Ghost for fortitude and wisdom; they are that toxic!

Magister notes, “Not only do the German bishops approve of giving absolution and communion to the divorced and remarried, but they also express the hope that civil second marriages be blessed in church, that Eucharistic communion also be given to non-Catholic spouses, that the goodness of homosexual relationships and same-sex unions be recognized.”

So, this is where the Church is headed. The method for this is the Third Way, or some version thereof, which will be offered, then imposed by our merciful Pontiff in order to reconcile the “crisis” presented by the various episcopal conferences deciding on their own, to jump the gun as the German Bishops have done. We can’t have a schism, therefore we must all jump in and join them in the schism. What a fine example of modernist logic! It is the culmination and fulfillment of Vatican II’s opening to the world. No longer preaching the Gospel, no longer beckoning men to repent and follow Christ. Simply offering sinners a wealth of worldly platitudes (Live and let live, Who am I to judge?) and endless dialogue.

We have a brief window of opportunity between now and the final Synod to pray and fast for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. To her has been given the task of once again crushing the serpent’s head, once again defeating heresy in the Church. Remember her promise:

‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the most holy rosary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!

[Please NOTE: This post belongs to evensong at Return to Fatima. If you see it posted on the blog of someone who claims to be a “knight” or a “Catholic monarch”, it has been taken without my permission, which is neither Catholic nor noble.]

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us, have mercy on the Holy Father! Thy Kingdom come!

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us, pray for our priests!

  St. Joseph, protect our families!

  Remember, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary