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This Remnant TV Short touches on the troubling silence (where the historic stand of Archbishop Viganò is concerned) on the part of many Catholics who should know better, even many traditional Catholics. Why? They say history is written by those who hanged the heroes. Are we going to sit back and let that happen again? Or will we stand with Viganò?
As LifeSiteNews recently reported:
Cardinal Kevin Farrell, appointed by Pope Francis to head the Vatican's life and family dicastery, told young people during a televised youth forum that aired Sunday that the Pope wants to hear the voice of young people to bring about change in the Church.
“We really need to let our voice be heard, if not, life will go on as before. And that is not the way we want it to be. We need the Church to be more involved with the young people of the world, and you, my dear people, are the ones who are going to tell us how to do that,” he said.
Young people, he said, must say “how the Church needs to change its ways of doing things so we can be more attuned to the voice and to the hearts of the young,” he added later during the show.
The show was organized by Canada’s Salt and Light and co-hosted by Vatican consultant Fr. Thomas Rosica.
Faithful Catholics have raised concern that just as the recent Synods on the Family were used to undermine the Church’s teaching on marriage and the Eucharist, so too do they fear that the Youth Synod will have an analogous agenda.
By the way, the guy in charge of the Synod, Cardinal Farrell, was disgraced child predator (and former papal advisor) then-Cardinal Ted McCarrick's roommate for six years. He recently claimed to be "shocked and overwhelmed" by revelations of Teddy's Krueger-esque penchant for terrorizing kids and seminarians.
Meanwhile, back at the Circle O (Opus Dei, that is), it's business as usual:
Yes, that's right-- the "conservative" "watchdog of orthodoxy", Opus Dei, our sentry at the gate, is still keeping the sheeple in the dark about what's really going on here. As a friend recently noted, "They will not only go along with, but boldly champion whatever the man in white says, no matter what. They willfully ignore all problems--including heresy, approving adultery, banning death penalty, not answering credible sex abuse cover up allegations--the whole nine yards. As long as they have their pristine place in the Church with tons of money and are left alone, they will cheerlead whatever The Argentinian says."
St. Josemaria, protect us from Opus Dei
It’s been a month of misses for The People’s Pope, no matter what Cupich would have you believe. As his popularity falls drastically (according to this poll), he continues to nail the lid on the coffin of what remains of his positive credibilty:
This just in from the Vatican: “The Holy Father Francis, after hearing the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’”
So, His Holiness needs his Cardinals to tell him it’d be a good idea to maybe address the massive sex abuse crisis in his church? Well, at least there’s something that looks like acknowledgement going on now. So, when does this meeting happen?
“The summit will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, 2019.”
Are they joking? Next year?! And here we thought Brother Blasé in Chicago was talking through his red hat. Apparently not:
According to a news post in The Tablet, the Vatican is preparing to issue a response to Vatican nuncio Archbishop Carlo Viganò's explosive dossier of allegations that Pope Francis covered up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests and seminarians:
A statement released by the Pope’s council of nine cardinals said it was “aware that in the current debate” of recent weeks the Holy See is about to issue “necessary clarifications”.
Remnant Comment: As exciting as this news is, we the members of the Catholic press wish to confirm that, acting on the Holy Father’s own advice to us on the back of his airplane, we have indeed “read the document carefully and judged it for ourselves.” He needn't, therefore, "say one word" about it.
More episcopal support for Viganò, this time from Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids. In a letter to his faithful dated September 10, 2018, he states:
“The 11-page testimony released by Archbishop Viganò needs to be investigated to the fullest extent. We need to arrive at the truth. Only a thorough investigation will determine whether the claims made by the Archbishop are true. If they are true, action needs to be taken promptly to fix these failures.”
And as the Vigano momentum grows, more of the ugly truth about Papa Bergoglio himself comes out:
Debris continues to fall from the two-week-old Viganò eruption, and the Vatican is still taking direct hits.
In a letter dated September 6, 2018, to the members of Legatus—an influential organization of business owners and CEOs—founder Thomas Monaghan of Domino’s Pizza fame, publicized the association’s decision to withhold its annual tithe to the Holy See:
“We have also had discussions regarding our (Legatus’) annual tithe to the Holy See, pertaining to how it is being used, and what financial accountability exists within the Vatican for such charitable contributions. The board has begun in dialogue long these lines, and in the meantime has decided to place the Holy See annual tithe in escrow, pending further determination (by the Board). Please certainly pledge our continued devotion to Holy Mother Church, and recognize the tithe has been an important commitment of Legatus since our founding. However, in light of recent revelations and questions, he believe it appropriate to respectfully request clarification regarding the specific use of these funds.” [See full letter below.]
Legatus is under the spiritual direction of Cardinal DiNardo, who said last week that the questions raised by Viganò’s Testimony “deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence."
National Catholic Register’s description of Legatus hints at why this is a big deal:
“Members must be Catholics in good standing and an owner, chairman, president or CEO of a business with a minimum of $6.5 million annual revenue and at least 49 employees, or, for a financial service company, with at least 10 employees and $275 million in assets under management. Membership grows through word of mouth, and the only advertisement is with bishops, who must give permission for a chapter to form in their diocese.”
But what about Ave Maria University? How disappointing it must be for AVU founder, Tom Monaghan, to see his dream in the hands of a lifelong Democrat who has joined the shoot-the-messenger crowd down in Naples. A Democrat? Apparently so, if we’re to take President Jim Towey’s own word for it.
By the way, an article in today’s Naples Daily News not only cites The Remnant’s opposition to President Towey’s decision to provide cover for Francis, but also provides the latest update on a growing list of AMU alumni who are not standing for it:
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey’s statement in support of Pope Francis has prompted a swift backlash from several members of the Catholic community, including a group of nearly 70 alumni who signed an open letter asking he make a formal retraction. Towey has since amended his original statement and wrote a follow-up letter apologizing for some of his words, but he maintained his support of Pope Francis…A priest identified as Father John Paul Echert wrote a letter published in The Remnant, a Catholic newspaper, that said he was “utterly astonished and appalled” by Towey’s words.
Hats off to Mr. Monaghan and his Legatus organization for a courageous decision to help defund the Vatican, at least until Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s credible accusations against Pope Francis have been thoroughly investigated and steps taken to reform and restore a Catholic hierarchy in obvious moral and spiritual chaos.
Chilling news just in from Roman Correspondent, Roberto de Mattei: Archbishop Viganò may be sanctioned for telling the truth:
Pope Francis is examining this possibility - if it is true, as several sources confirm - that he has consulted Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero, and some other canon-lawyer, to study the possibility of canonical sanctions to inflict on the Archbishop, commencing with sospensione a divinis. If this news is confirmed it would be of extreme gravity, and somewhat surreal, seeing as the “expert” summoned to sanction Monsignor Viganò would be precisely Cardinal Coccopalmiero, who is being accused by the former-Nuncio of the United States, of being part of the “homosexual lobby” lording over the Vatican. It cannot be forgotten in any case, that the Cardinal’s Secretary, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, is involved in a case of homosexual orgy, in which the position of his superior has still to be clarified.
… But then, here is the contradiction: the laws of the Church are being invoked to strike, not immoral clergy, but the one who is denouncing the immorality of the clergy - Monsignor Carlo Maria Viganò, who in his Testimony did nothing other than follow the lines of the Church reformers, from St. Peter Damian to St. Bernardino of Siena, the great scourgers of sodomy.
This is all getting just a wee bit too perfect, isn’t it?
I mean, if you're a hater of the Catholic Church, SNL couldn’t spoof it harder than this. And, quite honestly, the boys in the Vatican can't be this stupid.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, in a word-vomitous effort to rationalize the Pope’s guilt-ridden silence in the face of the Viganò Testimony, made the hilarious blunder of insisting that “talking about the environment” is of greater import than the “rabbit hole” of sex abuse scandal.
In case anyone missed it, we've highlighted the absurdity here:
Already, Pope Francis is telling the world that the best answer to division and scandal is silence. During his sermon in the Vatican yesterday, Francis said: