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Friday, January 18, 2019

Apostasy: A parish priest in Minnesota promotes homosexuality and gay adoptions

Update Jan. 18, 2019: St. Joan of Arc pulled the video this morning of the two homosexual men giving their pre-Mass presentation. We are now using a source for the video provided by Complicit Clergy. 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A parish priest in Minnesota gave the pulpit to a same-sex “married” couple in a pre-Mass presentation last Sunday, allowing the two men to showcase their homosexual partnership, which included a child whom they said was conceived by IVF and carried to term via surrogacy. 
Alan Nachtigal and Blake Wilson were legally “married” to each other in Minneapolis in September 2014. On January 13, 2019, the two men were introduced as speakers to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community by parish staffer “JP” before the day’s Sunday Mass. St. Joan of Arc parish, where Fr. Jim DeBruycker is pastor and Fr. James Cassidy is parochial vicar, often features pre-Mass presentations on Sundays, accompanied by art and music. 

The homosexual men had with them one-year-old Cohen, a child whom they said was conceived by IVF (in vitro fertilization) and who was brought to term by means of a surrogate mother.
A video of their presentation was published on YouTube via the parish website and was introduced by the description: “On the Baptism of our Lord Sunday, parishioners Alan Nachtigal and Blake Wilson share their journey to bring their son, Cohen, into the Catholic faith through Baptism.”
The congregation laughed and applauded Wilson’s take on a LGBT cliché when he broke the ice by saying, “Just like Jesus, Cohen also had two dads, and He turned out pretty great.”
The Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis responded swiftly to LifeSiteNews for a request for a statement.
“I have reviewed the video of the presentation made before Mass at the parish of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis by a same-sex couple about the decision to baptize their child, conceived through in-vitro fertilization,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda told LifeSiteNews via email.
“I am deeply concerned that the presentation would have incorrectly suggested to those in attendance that the Catholic Church approves of same-sex marriage, in vitro fertilization, or surrogacy,” he continued.
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, the Church teaches that homosexual acts are “acts of grave depravity” and are “intrinsically disordered” since they are “contrary to the natural law” in that they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”
“Under no circumstances can they be approved,” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith warned in a 2003 document that the Church’s call for “respect, compassion and sensitivity” for persons with same-sex attraction can never lead to approval of their actions or partnerships.
“The homosexual inclination is however ‘objectively disordered’ and homosexual practices are ‘sins gravely contrary to chastity.’ … The Church teaches that respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behaviour or to legal recognition of homosexual unions,” stated the document titled “Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons.”
St. Peter Damian, an 11th century Italian Catholic reformer and Doctor of the Church, described homosexuality in his famous Book of Gomorrah as a “diabolical” corruption of God’s plan for sexuality between a man and a woman. Homosexuality must not only be not tolerated, but it must be condemned and stamped out, he wrote.
The Church also teaches about the grave immorality of in vitro fertilization and the exploitation of women as surrogates.
Hebda, who is in Washington D.C. for the March for Life, said that he expects the “fullness” of the Catholic faith to be proclaimed in his diocese.
“While I challenge our pastors and laity to be serious about accompanying all who come to the Church for an encounter with Christ, I also expect our parishes to be places where the fullness of our faith is boldly proclaimed,” he said.
"The Archdiocese has already contacted the pastor of the parish in question and I will be meeting with him and parish leadership to discuss this situation when I return,” he added.
According to the Saint Joan of Arc (SJA) parish website, “For many decades, our gifted pre-Mass guest speakers have been an inspirational component of St. Joan of Arc Gym liturgies. Our pre-Mass guest speakers bring singular witness stories to SJA, sharing their journey, their hope and their challenge with our community. Our guest speakers reflect the message of the Gospels and their prophetic voices educate and inspire us on critical issues in our neighborhood, our world and our Church.”
During the presentation, the two men said that they had not expected to baptize any babies they might someday “have.” They related how they felt welcomed and accepted by St. Joan of Arc parish and decided to start attending services.
“It was a different service than what we were used to,” Nachtigal said. “...I know my mom likes John Lennon, but I don’t know what she thought of singing ‘Imagine’ during church.” One of the verses of the song asks listeners to imagine "there's no heaven" and a world with "no religion."
While the two men attempted to become parents through IVF and the use of a surrogate, “faith” led them back to St. Joan of Arc, they said, where they saw a “Lesbian couple and their children doing the prayer offering.” This led them to decide the church community was their spiritual home. Wilson observed that the topics regularly discussed at St Joan of Arc, like “Equality”, really resonate with them.
Wilson spoke in frank detail about their attempts to have a child without any reference to the Roman Catholic Church’s absolute ban on in vitro fertilization and the exploitation of women as surrogates. Cohen was conceived on the men’s fourth attempt at IVF. Both men spoke, without embarrassment, of having been “pregnant” with the child carried by the never-named woman.
After the seven-minute presentation, in which Wilson and Nachtigal praised the parish community for giving them a sense of home, love, and acceptance, the congregation gave them a standing ovation as the cantor sang “Come Be Baptized”. 
New Ways Ministries, a group which seeks to change Catholic doctrine on sexuality, has endorsed St. Joan of Arc as a “LGBT-friendly” community, meaning that it has made a “public display of welcome for LGBT people.” St. Joan of Arc has been the flashpoint of many controversies in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis regarding ministry to people with same-sex attractions. In 2008, for example, there was a scandal when Bishop Nienstedt told the community it could not have a Gay Pride prayer service. A commitment to LGBT “rights” was fostered in the community by the late Father Harvey Egan, who credited feminist Gloria Steinem for helping him develop the parish.
This is not the first time Nachtigal has trotted out the child Cohen in public. After giving the then-unborn child the initials “CKNW”, he contacted CKNW radio station to inform them. After “CKNW the Kid” was born, Alan gave an interview to “The Lynda Steele Show”.
Contact information for respectful communications: 
Archbishop Bernard Hebda
Office of The Archbishop
777 Forest Street
Saint Paul MN 55106
Phone: (651) 291-4400
Email: archbishop@archspm.org
Or use online contact form here.
Fr. Jim DeBruycker
Pastor of St. Joan of Arc
Email: jdebruycker@stjoan.com
Ph: 612.823.8205 Ext. 224

Bergoglio continues to promote the blasphemous heresy of religious indifferentism

“Take charge of your roots, because from your roots comes the strength to make things grow, flourish and bear fruit.”

In 1918, the great Cardinal Mercier of Belgium stated that the First World War was a punishment for the crime of men placing the one true Catholic religion on the same level with false creeds. Cardinal Mercier said, “In the name of the Gospel, and in the light of the Encyclicals of the last four Popes, Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X, I do not hesitate to affirm that this indifference to religions which puts on the same level the religion of divine origin and the religions invented by men in order to include them in the same scepticism is the blasphemy which calls down chastisement on society far more than the sins of individuals and families.”

Mahoney that concealed pedophiles wants to talk to young people at the LA-REC

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released 12,000 pages of files on a shocking 124 priests alleged to have sexually abused minors.

The Washington Post: Cardinal Mahony is a prime example. Even after his archdiocese reached a $660 million civil settlement with more than 500 victims of abuse in 2007, he and the hierarchy did everything in their power to avoid individual accountability. 

Cardinal Mahony Shouldn’t Speak at the LA-REC; Archbishop McCarrick Should

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By John Zmirak Published on January 16, 201924 Comments
I’ll never forget my mom, explaining in her Hell’s Kitchen New York accent, why my older sister couldn’t go to Woodstock: “Oh no. That’s how the Nazis got started. First you corrupt the youth. The next thing you know, whaddaya you got? World War II. No way.”
And if I knew someone young and impressionable, that’s what I’d tell him about the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference. “Oh no, that’s how the Khmer Rouge got started, son… .”

Every year, LA-REC (pronounced “la WRECK”) is a massive hootenanny and cash-cow for the leftist elements that have hijacked the U.S. Catholic church. Don’t take it from me. Here’s the quote which the LA-REC’s organizers themselves chose for the home page of their website:
“Some people go to Tibet, Bali, or India for spiritual rejuvenation or enlightenment. Others take to the deserts in the Americas or the mountains in the Andes. I head to Orange County, California. For nearly a decade, I have joined thousands of other Catholics for a weekend of workshops, liturgies (I love hearing my favorite gospel singer!), and camaraderie. I call it visiting the Catholic planet. Don’t let the name fool you; you don’t have to be a Catholic schoolteacher or catechist to take part or even a staunch Catholic. In fact, the LA Congress has conservative Catholic protesters every year taking issue with the multicultural liturgies and/or the messages of inclusiveness. I consider this one of the highlights of every year and I’ve made it a family tradition bringing along my mother and now my daughter.”
– Julie C., San Leandro, CA
Could it be any clearer than that? “Come on down, it’s not excessively Catholic. In fact, faithful Catholics come to protest it every year!”

Thirsting for Politics

Now I would never avoid even a humble Polish dumpling shop based on a single Yelp review. (Though I might if it promised “food poisoning!” and the owners had put it on their home page.) Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we? What’s the theme of the conference? There are two, one for kids and one for adults.
The Youth theme is “Trust! God’s Gotchu.” Using a cutesy piece of illiteracy for an educational conference isn’t really … reassuring. And the chirpy little bilingual barber shop song that LA-REC apparently commissioned to pound home this theme sends shivers down my old spine. (Don’t listen with food in your mouth.)
Let’s move on to the Adult theme. No, no that’s not what I meant. Get your mind out of the gutter. Still, the theme is a doozy: “Thirsting for Justice” | “Sed de Justicia” | “Khát Khao Công Lý.”
There we go. Not only does the conference promise that its real theme will be politics. It does so in three languages, in a nod to multiculturalism. Not much real use, of course, since most of the site is in English, and none of it is in Vietnamese. But I give LA-REC some points for virtue-signaling. Not a full 10 out of 10, since the site lacks any phrases at all in Mayan or Aztec languages. Nor is there a single session in Turkish or Arabic. …

Cardinal Coverup Wants to Talk to the Teens

Which Church leaders did the LA-REC choose to address the “thirst for justice?” One of them seems fitting, since he ought to be fugitive from justice, Cardinal Roger Mahony. Remember him? He’s the prelate who oversaw the worst cover-up of sex abuse in the entire United States. As LifeSiteNews reported:
Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011 and a cardinal since 1991, was found to have deliberately hid his knowledge of priests in his archdiocese guilty of committing sex crimes with youth, transferring the offenders after they had had counseling, enabling them to repeat their crimes.
The details, contained in some 12,000 pages that the LA archdiocese was court-ordered to release, led Mahony’s successor Archbishop Jose Gomez to term them as “brutal and painful,” and take the unprecedented step in 2013 of barring Mahony from administrative or public duties in the archdiocese.
But now the diocese has invited Mahony
into a room full of
  as an authority on young people — and given him a microphone to appear as an honored speaker. At least the topic won’t be something like “Jacuzzis with the Pastor: A new form of spiritual direction.”

Still Using Immigrants as Human Shields

No, it will be the favorite politicized topic which Mahony has beaten like a tin drum for decades: boosting immigration, legal or illegal. Indeed, Mahony used his popularity among Latino voters (legal or illegal) in California to scare off prosecutors who would gleefully have sent him to prison for massive sex abuse coverups. The title of Mahony’s talk, in case you’re thinking of going and throwing peanuts, is “Connecting Junior High and High School Students with the Volatile Immigration Issues.”
Mahony used his popularity among Latino voters (legal or illegal) in California to scare off prosecutors who would gleefully have sent him to prison for massive sex abuse coverups.
In the wake of the exposure that Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has been lying for more than a decade about what he knew of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sex abuse of teenagers and seminarians, I must say that it disappoints me to see Mahony honored at LA-REC as a speaker.
It would be much more honest and forthright of the Los Angeles Archdiocese to feature Archbishop McCarrick himself. I would really like to hear what he has to say about the state of our Church and how it got there. Who knew about his Harvey Weinstein-style sexual predations upon seminarians, and when they knew it.
And you must admit, the question and answer period would be (as the young folks say) “lit.”

Francis Also Rehabilitated Roger Mahony Suspended for Abuse Cover-Up

Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa received sacrilegiously Holy Communion at Mass, celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez

A homosexual-friendly Archdiocese

As the new Millennium dawned, the Los Angeles Archdiocese was known as one of the most homosexual-friendly in the United States. As early as 1991, Jim Johnson, caregiver to AIDS patients, openly stated that Roger Mahony was “surrounded by homosexual priests” and alluded to several “gay bishops” (4).

In 1993, the Cardinal helped to fund and produce the video A Journey for Understanding Gays and Lesbians in the Church. The video affirmed that there was nothing wrong with any “gay” or lesbian person whatsoever, that “being gay was a blessing and a gift,” and had “something prophetic toward remodeling the Church” (5) In 1996, the L.A. Archdiocese celebrated a Mass for its “lesbian and gay Catholics” during “Gay and Lesbian Pride Week” in West Hollywood, and sponsored a booth at its “Pride Festival.” In 1997, Cardinal Mahony himself said the Mass and delivered the homily for The National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries at its annual convention in Long Beach.(6)   

Mahony also founded a diocesan office of “ministry to lesbian and gay Catholics” as early as 1986. He headed it up with an openly homosexual priest, Fr. Peter Liuzzi, who had nothing but praise for the Cardinal for never “rebuking those gays and lesbians who are not celibate.” The Archdiocese also sought out an openly pro-homosexual Jesuit psychologist for its priests, Fr. Curtis Bryant (7). 

The same open tolerance for homosexuality prevailed at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, where seminarians spend the first four of their seven years of priestly training. A Newsweek article (May 20, 2002) reported 30-70 percent of the seminarians at St. John’s were “gay and bisexual.” Seminarians forced to leave for being “too rigid” have described across-the-board tolerance of homosexuality and no teaching on the Church’s proscription of it (8).

In an April 27, 2002 interview on Fox News (10), Mahony boasted about the warm and wonderful relationship of the Archdiocese with its “very large gay, lesbian community.” He also affirmed that homosexuals should be allowed to be ordained priests, that a homosexual or heterosexual inclination was irrelevant so long as the person was able to commit himself to a lifelong life of celibacy (11).

Mahony shields himself behind the progressivist lie that there is “no relationship whatsoever” between homosexuality and pedophilia. However, even a progressivist expert on the topic, Fr. Donald Cozzens, clearly affirms the opposite. Id est, that regarding the clergy, the two vices are profoundly linked since 90 percent of the priest abusers target teenager boys (12). If the abused teen is under 16, the priest is termed a pedophile, if he is older, the priest is called a homosexual. It is the same vice divided by a thin line of age difference in the victims.

So while the Cardinal drones “zero tolerance” to the press like a broken record, his unconditional support of homosexuality and his personal acceptance of homosexual priests seems to indicate a strong complacency toward the sexual abuse of teenagers over 16, to say the least.  

Cover-ups everywhere

It would fill a book to detail the many cases of cover-up of the L.A. Cardinal regarding pedophile priests. Even so, the work would be incomplete, because it is certain that much remains that is unknown. I will simply set forth several cases for the reader to see the pattern that emerges.

Most notably Cardinal Mahony is accused of assigning Fr. Michael Baker to various parishes for a decade after the priest admitted to the Cardinal in 1986 that he had abused some boys. Baker continued to molest boys until 1999. Then, when two brothers who claimed to be molested by Baker threatened to sue the Archdiocese in 2000, Mahony paid them $1.3 million to keep the case quiet (13). Only in 2002 did Mahony report Baker - along with about ten others - to law enforcement. This was the same Prelate, I remind you, who in 1988 firmly stated that he would “never deal with a problem of sexual abuse on the part of priest or deacon by simply moving him to another ministerial assignment.” He made this public statement at the very same time that he was dealing with Baker’s abuses, transferring him to other parishes…

Another volatile case where Mahony admitted his error much too late to protect the innocent is that of Fr. Michael Wempe. Even though Mahony knew Wempe was accused of pedophilia, in 1988 he reassigned Wempe to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as chaplain without informing officials there of the serious accusations against the priest. Only in March 2002 did Mahony ask Wempe to retire from the active clergy. Obviously, Mahony was aware of the accusations. Later, in September 2003, Fr. Wempe was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing another child in his chaplain’s office at the hospital from 1990 to 1995 (14). One more innocent child, therefore, was sacrificed because of Mahony’s complicity.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Small, well-funded LGBT group to challenge Catholic teaching at World Youth Day Panama

By Kevin Jones

Panama City, Panama, Jan 16, 2019 / 04:06 pm (CNA).- A U.S.-based coalition of dissenting Catholics, whose backers include wealthy non-Catholic funders, is sending a small group of LGBT activists to World Youth Day in Panama to engage with media and pilgrims and to challenge Catholic teaching and practice they say is “harmful.”

The six pilgrims are backed by the Equally Blessed Coalition, currently composed of the groups Call to Action, Dignity USA and New Ways Ministry. The group Fortunate Families had belonged to the coalition for several years but left it in 2018.

This year’s World Youth Day, a major international Catholic young adult event, will take place in the Panama City area Jan. 22-27. It is expected to draw 3 million people, including 200,000 Panamanians, according to local papers.

The Equally Blessed Coalition previously sponsored pilgrims to World Youth Day in 2011 and 2013 and to the World Meeting of Families in 2015 and 2018. Its website says it has raised around $6,000 from about 60 donors for this year’s group visit.  

The Arcus Foundation, an LGBT advocacy funder launched by billionaire heir Jon Stryker, is among the coalition’s major backers.
In 2014 the foundation gave a $200,000 grant to Dignity USA for the Equally Blessed Coalition “to support pro-LGBT faith advocates to influence and counter the narrative of the Catholic Church and its ultra-conservative affiliates.” The effort was linked to both the Church’s Synod on the Family and World Youth Day and aimed to “amplify pro-LGBT voices within the Catholic Church.”
According to the foundation, the funding was part of an effort to engage “open-minded religious leaders who can use their influence to shift public views away from prejudice.”
In 2016 the foundation gave a $250,000, two-year grant to Dignity USA to fund the Equally Blessed Coalition, in order to “support and give voice to the growing majority of Roman Catholics who support full acceptance and equality for LGBT people.”
Another grant of $125,000 to Dignity USA for the Equally Blessed Coalition was earmarked for “advocating for LGBTQ acceptance and for an end to harmful religious exemption policies within Catholic communities,” according to the June 2018 grant announcement.

Dignity USA was among the backers of a messaging effort called the Equal Future project, which sought to influence the Catholic Church’s 2018 youth synod. The project contended that the “rules” of the Catholic Church are causing “damage” to those who self-identify as LGBT.


Gay activist Yayo Grassi, Bergoglio 'former student said that he owes Bergoglio his open and progressive thinking.

VALLETTA, Malta (ChurchMilitant.com) Pro-gay New Ways Ministry is arguing that both Malta's bishops and their new guidelines, which admit sexually active divorced people to Holy Communion, are gay-friendly.

Bergoglio has indebted the local churches, to cover his expensive visits in which he promotes his liberal agenda to corrupt the youth


Atila Sinke Guimarães

The Bishops of Ireland are asking the faithful to pay the expenses of Pope Francis’ August trip to the Emerald Isle, and the high costs of that quick trip are becoming known.
mass ireland pheonix park pope francis 
 Francis says Mass to a meager crowd
in Phoenix Park, Dublin
empty stands for papal mass ireland

Here is a news report from The Tablet of London: “Parishes across Ireland have been asked to hold a fifth national collection this weekend in a bid to cover the € 4 million deficit ($4.5 million) outstanding on the August papal visit and the World Meeting of Families (WMF). 

“The overall cost to Church and State of the 32-hour visit is estimated at € 32 million ($ 36.5 milion), including substantial security costs.” (The Tablet, November 10, 2018, p. 29) 

The magazine goes on to give details: “The visit to Dublin, Knock and the hosting of the WMF cost the Church € 19 million ($21.6 million). So far, €15.4 million ($17.5 milion) has been raised through four national parish collections, corporate sponsorship and donations. … It is hoped the remaining € 4 million can be secured through this weekend’s collection. … 

“Responding to criticism that Mass-goers were once again being asked to step up to the plate … Bishop Kevin Doran … [said]: ‘We have to pay our debts and this means ultimately each diocese in Ireland will have to cough up out of reserves.'” 

So, the balance of approximately $36.5 million for a 32-hour trip gives the pictures as to what Pope Bergoglio is costing his hosts, with an average of about $1.1 million per hour for his company. Quite an expensive hourly rate! 

A series of contradictory facts come from this report. 

1. I am not aware of the fares of rock and movie stars who visit other countries, but I would be surprised to learn that any of them would be as expensive as the trips of this Pope who tries to impose poverty on everyone in the Catholic Church. He has forbidden that the cardinals wear their scarlet garments in papal meetings because it is a display of opulence and can “ scandalize” the poor. 

But he himself imposes on the faithful the bill of over $1 million per hour to see him visiting their country in his cheap black shoes and worn transparent cassock. What an expensive manifestation of poverty!

papal pomp 
 Papal pomp and ceremony symbolized Christ and the holiness of the Church

2. Francis hates the past monarchical Papacy and is doing whatever he can to get rid of it, as we at TIA have shown many times (here, here, here, here and here). Among the criticisms he makes of the Papal Monarchy is that it was very expensive and not turned toward the poor. However, I do not know of a single public appearance of the Pope Kings that was as costly as these trips by the Conciliar Popes to manifest themselves as representatives of the people, as democratic. How oppressive this democratic face of the New Church is for the people! 

3. When the Popes of the past appeared surrounded by sacred symbols, the people used to see on them what they symbolized, that is, Christ and the holiness of the Catholic Church. Now that almost all those symbols have been abolished, when the Conciliar Popes appear, they only show their persons. The revolution to abolish the symbols ended in a blatant manifestation of the egocentrism of each Pope. What humility in that past pomp! What hypocrisy in this false manifestation of humility! 

4. When the public appearances of the Queen of England incur expenses, there is no doubt that the English people love her pomp and display. The proof is the overwhelming crowds that show up for her appearances even though she has been reigning for more than 65 years and her appearances are not rare. 

Now, it is very rare in the history of Ireland to have a Pope visiting the country. Nonetheless, the Irish people were not content with the visit of Francis. They showed this by protesting against his leniency in dealing with the pedophile scandal in the Church and by not coming to his gatherings. What unjustified expenses! What a lie to say that papal visit was made to please the Irish people! 

5. In principle, Pope Bergoglio went to Ireland to bolster the life of the family attacked by so many factors in the modern world. Actually, he took advantage of his visit to foster elements that are corrosive to the family, such as his promotion of Fr. James Martin, now a Vatican official, who was imposed into the WMF schedule as a speaker in order to advance the homosexual agenda.

james martin homos dublin 
 A homo choir celebrating Francis' visit
at the WMF in Ireland

In fact Martin preached to Irish Catholics that they should welcome homosexuals in Catholic churches and in their homes. Now, homosexuality is against nature and consequently is corrosive to the family. What a deleterious papal action when Francis should be reinforcing the family! 

Here I point out to my reader some of the multiple contradictions that stand out analyzing Pope Francis' visit to Ireland. 

As a side note, allow me to stress another hole created by expenses like those in Ireland.

I was told that in Ecuador, the Archdiocese of Quito had to incur large debts in order to host Francis in July 2015. The creditors understandably pressured the Archdiocese, which did not have the funds to pay the debt. 

The result is that a foreign wealthy priestly society came to rescue the Archdiocese, giving it about $1 million in exchange for many privileges. Is this not a subtle form of simony that was created by the frenetic desire of the Conciliar Popes to be popular?

ecuador francis 
 Ecuador incurred a huge debt with Francis' visit.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Francis Puts Compromised Prelates In Charges Where They Can Blackmail Others

en.news The cases of Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta and Msgr. Battista Ricca show that Pope Francis protects his friends regardless of his professed commitment to accountability, Phil Lawler noticed on CatholicCulture.org (January 11).

Zanchetta and Ricca have both been charged with grave homosexual misconduct, yet Francis has found Vatican jobs for them where they are responsible for detecting misconduct by others,

"Both were obvious potential targets for blackmail. And they were put in positions where they might have ample opportunity to blackmail others."

According to Lawyer with Francis the Vatican has moved backward on two crucial fronts: the fight against homosexual abuse and the quest for financial transparency.

He concludes that in this pontificate, "the cause of reform is dead, unless the reform begins with the Pontiff himself."

Bergoglio has appointed two open gays to head Vatican finances. Zanchetta who is one of them is also a predator of seminarians

Francis’s commitment to sex abuse reform is nonexistent. Here’s proof 

Along with APSA, the Vatican institution most central to any bid for financial reform is the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank. In 2013, Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Battista Ricca as prelate of the IOR. Years earlier, Msgr. Ricca had reportedly brought a boyfriend along with him to a posting as a Vatican diplomat. Questioned about the prelate's past, Pope Francis offered his famous rhetorical question: "Who am I to judge?" Msgr. Ricca remains at his post at the IOR.