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Friday, August 31, 2018

Cdl. Bergoglio Protected Convicted Pedophile in Argentina. He was Grassi's confessor and a permanent visitor to the Felices los Niños Foundation where the abuses had been committed

“It took me a lot of time to put words to describe this horror. I suffered and I continue to suffer for what the Priest Grassi did to me in the place where I believed and I felt that I was going to receive shelter”: Gabriel

“Gabriel” wrote a letter to Bergoglio but he never answered him. And when he went to the Nunciature with his lawyer to leave the letter he refers that he was treated without mercy and they threatened him to call the police, the employee of the Embassy of the Vatican State in Buenos Aires ended up throwing them out.

Source: Tiempo Argentino By: Federico Trofelli ·September 15, 2013:
A victim of the priest tried to present a letter addressed to Pope Francis, but they refused to receive him and threw him out of the embassy of the Holy See in Buenos Aires. "I beg you to help me recover the faith," wrote the young man.
"Grassi shows himself on television, he aggravated me and repeatedly points out that you did not let go of his hand" 
The young man reserved some lines to remind Francisco that in November 2003, when he was a cardinal, he also tried unsuccessfully to interview with him.

Two other young men known as "Ezequiel" and "Luis" also accused the priest, but the judges Luis Andueza, Mario Gómez and Jorge Carrera believed that the evidence was not enough. 

Fr. Julio César Grassi – Grassi was convicted in 2009 of molesting a boy who had lived in a home for street children that Grassi founded. After Grassi’s conviction, Bergoglio commissioned a secret study to persuade Supreme Court judges of Grassi's innocence. Bergoglio’s intervention is believed to be at least part of the reason that Grassi remained free for more than four years following his conviction. He finally was sent to jail in September 2013. 


Condemned: The Argentinean Supreme Court confirmed a 15-year prison sentence for Father Julio César Grassi for abuse of minors. Grassi became famous for his work for children, he had his own radio show and was well connected to politics. After Grassi's first condemnation in 2010 he was not stripped of his priestly faculties. The Argentinean Bishops' Conference headed by Cardinal Bergoglio even commissioned four books that strongly defended Grassi.

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 29, 2018    


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, known for his rhetoric on zero tolerance for clerical sex abuse of minors, did not exhibit zero tolerance in dealing with homosexual predator clerics as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pope Francis' poor record on sex abuse goes back to his time in Argentina, as seen by the case of Fr. Julio César Grassi. Grassi was convicted in 2009 of molesting a boy in a refuge for street children founded by him. Grassi remained free for four years, owing in part to a secret study commissioned by Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires and president of the Argentine bishops' conference. A provincial supreme court, however, was not persuaded by the detailed report and upheld Grassi's conviction. Grassi started his 15-year sentence in 2013.

In spite of a complaint filed in 2000 with the Juvenile Court of Morón accusing Grassi of abuse, nothing came of the accusation until an investigative news show, Telenoche Investiga, aired a program in October 2002 detailing Grassi's alleged sexual abuse of boys. Within the week, Grassi was arrested.

One month after Grassi's arrest the Argentine bishops, headed by Cdl. Bergoglioissued a statement through an executive committee on which Bergoglio presided alleging a "campaign" to "blur the image" of the Catholic Church and "cause society to lose its trust" in the institution. While not specifically mentioning Grassi, the statement was widely understood as pertaining to his case.
Seven years went by until Grassi was found guilty in 2009 of two acts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor but was allowed to remain free pending his appeal. A statement signed by 49 priests and 50 laypeople expressed outrage over the court's decision that allowed Grassi to remain free. They also criticized the "silence of ecclesial leaders" on his case, noting that "other bishops' conferences like Colombia's have spoken up in similar cases" adding, "we do not understand your silence, that has the appearance of 'hushing up' and 'tolerance.'"

Over the next four years, Grassi remained free while the lower courts, in turn, denied his appeals. During this period, Grassi claimed the support of various bishops and especially that of Cdl. Bergoglio.
Concerning Bergoglio, Grassi affirmed he "never let go of my hand [and] is always at my side." Bergoglio, for his part, defended Grassi after his arrest, saying in 2006 that "justice will determine" Grassi's innocence. Bergoglio also portrayed Grassi as the victim, alleging there was "a media campaign against him."
Cardinal Bergoglio, as president of the Argentine bishops' conference, hired a leading criminal defense lawyer, Marcelo Sancinetti, to conduct a private investigation on Grassi's behalf. The study exonerating Grassi was intended to sway the court — but to no avail.
In 2013, a provincial supreme court rejected Grassi's final appeal and his prison sentence commenced.

The bishops' study attempting to exonerate Grassi was denounced in 2011 by Juan Pablo Gallego, an attorney for the Committee for Oversight and Implementation of International Conventions for Children's Rights. Gallego, who represented the plaintiffs during the trial, decried the study as a "scandalous instance of lobbying and exerting pressure on the Court."
Throughout his court trials, Grassi was allowed to present himself as a priest and is currently listed as a priest in the diocese of Morón, a suffragan diocese of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires. Although convicted of sexual abuse of minors, Grassi was never laicised, in keeping with the policy in place under Cdl. Bergoglio.


The diocese of Morón- Argentina, to which the convicted pedophile priest Grassi belongs, is associated with an organization that promotes Gender ideology and abortion

La diócesis de Morón oculta la referencia del pedófilo Julio César Grassi protegido por Bergoglio quien a pesar de ser un convicto depredador sexual sigue siendo sacerdote 

The Bishop of Alto Valle del Río Negro, Monsignor Marcelo Cuenca Revuelta, claimed that Father Julio César Grassi, sentenced to 15 years in prison for child abuse, was “completely innocent” and attributed the accusations against him to a deliberate attack 

Since the Bishop delayed in punishing the priest, Beatriz Varela tried to communicate with Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. However, he refused to receive her and ordered his bodyguards to prevent her from entering his residence. Symptomatically, at the same time the Archbishop of Buenos Aires was hosting the pedophile priest in a comfortable residence under his jurisdiction. 

Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation

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.- The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the archbishop was being investigated for the alleged sexual abuse of a teenager.
In 2011, McCarrick moved from a parish rectory to a house adjacent to the seminary of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE), a religious order, in Chillum, Md., within the Washington archdiocese.
According to two former IVE seminarians on campus at the time, McCarrick lived in a separate house on the grounds, which he paid for himself, or at least arranged to have purchased for him.
The IVE initially assigned McCarrick a priest to serve as secretary for him once he was living on the property. Sources confirm that the priest was assigned to live in the house with McCarrick. 

Archdiocesan records confirm that priests were given this assignment, and a spokesman told CNA it is likely the archdiocese provided some financial support for the role.

Former IVE seminarians told CNA that McCarrick made significant demands of staff and formators. CNA was told, for example, that despite the austere lifestyle encouraged by the order, McCarrick had his own VIP menu served to him in the refectory, regardless of what the priests and seminarians were eating.
Local formators and superiors of the IVE were, according to CNA’s sources within the order, unhappy with the arrangement, but recognized that the liberal-minded McCarrick functioned as a sort of informal patron for the order, despite its more traditional leanings. McCarrick frequently ordained the order’s priests, in Washington and abroad, and helped them to navigate criticisms from South American bishops, including Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis.

The Institute of the Incarnate Word was founded in 1984 in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela. Buela retired in 2010 amid suspicion of sexual misconduct. In 2016, the Vatican affirmed the veracity of allegations that Buela engaged in sexual improprieties with adult seminarians of his community; the priest was forbidden by the Vatican from contact with members of the IVE, and from appearing in public.

McCarrick’s assistance has been reported to have been especially important to the order as allegations against Buela came to light. But sources say that help came with a price. One source characterized McCarrick’s attitude toward the group as “If you’re grateful, you’ll shut up.”

Eventually, the order withdrew the priest secretary assigned to McCarrick, citing the need for ordained priests to serve in active ministry. In his place, McCarrick arranged to have two IVE seminarians, known as “bedels” in the order, assigned to him.

These seminarians lived with McCarrick in his on-campus house and were responsible for driving him around Washington, accompanying him on trips, and essentially functioning as his personal staff.

It was not, according to seminarians who spoke with CNA, a prized assignment, and the bedels assigned to McCarrick were rotated each year.

One former IVE seminarian told CNA that complaints were raised about McCarrick’s demands – although none of them were sexual in nature – and said the rector warned seminarians to try to remain detached from McCarrick’s “worldly” tastes.

Some of the seminarians were, according to sources, obliged by McCarrick to take him on trips to see friends, including to a beach house, though it is not clear if this was the now much-reported house in New Jersey.
On at least one occasion, McCarrick obliged his bedels to accompany him to a casino, an incident which triggered strong complaints from the seminarians themselves and from their formators, who raised the matter with the order’s leadership in Rome.  

The Archdiocese of Washington told CNA that the archdiocese did not regularly monitor McCarrick’s travel arrangements, and said it was unaware of the extent of the IVE seminarians’ involvement with McCarrick.

McCarrick eventually moved from the IVE property to a retirement home run by an order of religious sisters.
Archdiocesan spokesman Ed McFadden told CNA that McCarrick moved from the IVE campus for health reasons sometime in early 2017. However, a former senior IVE official told CNA that in the summer of 2016, Wuerl told the order he wanted McCarrick to leave his house on the seminary campus.

The source said this was communicated by the Archdiocese of Washington to the seminary rector and the provincial superior of the order.

The source, who had first-hand knowledge of the event, said that Wuerl had previously been very “hands off” about McCarrick’s stay with the IVE, until the summer of 2016, when the IVE was told that Wuerl wanted McCarrick to be “less active and more retired” and to keep a “lower profile.”
The Archdiocese of Washington would not confirm the intervention but said that any discussion in the summer of 2016 between the IVE and the Archdiocese of Washington would have concerned McCarrick’s failing health. 

A source familiar with the case told CNA on Aug. 25 that Wuerl was informed in the summer of 2017 that McCarrick was being investigated in New York for an allegation of sexual abuse. The source said that Wuerl communicated directly with McCarrick at that time, encouraging him to withdraw from public ministry. Based on McCarrick’s subsequent travel records and engagements, this request was ignored.

Two IVE seminarians remained assigned to McCarrick after this notification, with the knowledge of the Archdiocese of Washington, until late June 2018, when the Archdiocese of New York publicly announced a credible allegation that McCarrick sexually abused a teenager in the 1970s. Reports subsequently emerged that McCarrick had allegedly engaged for decades in sexually coercive and abusive misconduct with seminarians and priests.

While IVE seminarians did not continue to live with McCarrick following his move, they were still responsible for meeting his daily staffing requirements and traveling with him.
The Archdiocese of Washington told CNA that the IVE was informed of the allegation against McCarrick as soon as it was deemed credible, in June 2018.
McCarrick’s arrangement with the IVE, including the assignment of two seminarians to live with him and act as his personal staff, appears highly irregular in the light of the restrictions Archbishop Carlo Vigano claims were imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI.

CNA previously reported a meeting in which McCarrick was ordered by papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi to leave a different seminary where he had been living. McCarrick moved subsequently into a parish, and from there he moved to the IVE property.

Despite evidence that the archdiocese approved renovations to the parish rectory for McCarrick, and the IVE’s reports that Wuerl intervened to move McCarrick from that property, CNA has been repeatedly told by the Archdiocese of Washington that “Archbishop McCarrick typically made his own housing arrangements and did not directly involve the Archdiocese of Washington.”
Wuerl has also denied being informed of the restrictions reportedly placed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI, and in July denied being aware of rumors about McCarrick’s sexual behavior before the New York investigation began.

McCarrick reportedly lived on IVE seminary property during retirement

McCarrick with The Argentine Carlos Miguel Buela. Founder of the Incarnate Word, Mendoza. Accused of raping seminarians of the congregation. The Vatican admitted that it was guilty of "sexual misconduct". He was transferred to a church in Genoa. He was never convicted.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Cardinal Bergoglio Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victim in Argentina

Sexual predator Br. Fernando Enrique Picciochi, S.M and Bergoglio

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 30, 2018    

Claimed you 'can't turn a blind eye' to pedophilia but then he did

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, currently sporting a zero-tolerance policy in Rome, was known more for his zero-transparency policy concerning clerical sex abuse as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1989, Sebastián Cuattromo, a student at a Catholic school in Buenos Aires, was the victim of homosexual predation by a teacher at the school, Br. Fernando Enrique Picciochi, S.M. In 2002, when Cuattromo sought help in seeking justice from the diocese then headed by Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, his vicar, Fr. Mario Poli, stonewalled Cuattromo for seven years.
One of the first acts that Bergoglio would do as Pope Francis was to make Poli the archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Sebastián Cuattromo

Brother Picciochi, a teacher at the Marianista de Caballito School in the archdiocese of Buenos Aires, was convicted in 2012 for homosexual predation of multiple students from the school. In 1991, the Marianist superior, Luis Casalá, admitted that he was informed of Picciochi's homosexual abuse of Cuattromo two years prior and termed it "an act of aggression."
 (Luis Casalá S.M. is also responsible for the covered-up of the homosexual serial sexual predator Picciochi Algo más sobre la declaración del padre Casalá)

Following revelations of Cuattromo's abuse, Picciochi was sent for evaluation and deemed "normal, not homosexual." He was then transferred to a different diocese. In 2000, Picciochi was charged with "repeated corruption of minors" involving sexual abuse but fled to the United States. When Cuattromo sought help seeking justice in 2002 from the archdiocese, Cdl. Bergoglio's personal secretary, Fr. Martin Garcia Aguirre, and his vicar, Fr. Mario Poli, offered no assistance to Cuattromo whatsoever.

Seven years later, Picciochi was arrested in the United States and extradited to Argentina in 2010. In a book published that same year titled On Heaven and Earth, Cdl. Bergoglio claimed he never dealt with a single case of clerical sex abuse.
Speaking of clerical abuse of minors, Bergoglio said, "Now, when this happens, you can never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person. In my diocese, it never happened to me."

The cardinal went on to say, "A bishop called me once by phone to ask me what to do in a situation like this and I told him to take away the priest's faculties, not permit him to exercise his priestly ministry again and to initiate a canonical trial in the tribunal that corresponds to that diocese."
Picciochi was a member of a religious order but, nonetheless, was convicted in 2012 of molesting multiple students at the Catholic school in Bergoglio's diocese.
Father Poli, who turned a blind eye and deaf ear to Cuattromo, the 13-year-old victim of Picciochi's homosexual predation, was later elevated to the level of archbishop of Buenos Aires in March 2013 by Bergoglio when he became Pope that same month.

In his book on Heaven and Earth, Bergoglio lied to deny the existence of cases of sexual abuse that he covered up in his diocese 

Luis Casalá, sm que encubrió al depredador serial Marianista Fernando Enrique Picciochi en complicidad con la diócesis de Bergoglio, nació en Buenos Aires. Estudió Sociología (USAL) y Teología (UCA). Fue ordenado sacerdote en la Compañía de María (Marianistas). Ha sido Superior Mayor en Argentina y Maestro del Noviciado Latinoamericano. Ha publicado ¿Tendremos la audacia? Transfiguremos la Iglesia (Sendero, 2015). Trabajó como sacerdote, sociólogo y docente en General Roca, Buenos Aires, Chile y Perú. Tras un año sabático y de formación, primero en Guatemala Instituto Centroamericano de Espiritualidad (ICE – Guatemala) participando del Programa de Adiestramiento de Formadores (PAF) en el Instituto Centroamericano de Espiritualidad (ICE ), y luego en Madrid (Instituto de Vida Religiosa e Instituto de Interacción y dinámica personal)  comenzó su servicio como Maestro de Novicios en el Noviciado Marianista Latinoamericano de Santiago de Chile. Profesor en el Centro de estudios intercongregacional de la Conferre (Conferencia de Religiosos/as de Chile).

In Buenos Aires, Bergoglio’s successor profanes the sacrament of baptism, turning it into a “gay right”

Alejandro Russo 'Bergoglio's right hand' gave his support to the homosexual Flavio Mendoza who manufactured a subrogated child 

Archbishop of San Francisco voucher for the credibility of Archbishop Carlo Viganò

Archbishop vouches for Viganò, says allegations ‘must be taken seriously’

SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Viganò is a man of integrity who has a “sincere love of the Church” and who has served it with “selfless dedication,” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said today in a statement vouching for the credibility of the long-time Vatican diplomat.
Viganò has come under attack for his 11-page testimony saying Pope Francis knew of  ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s predation yet lifted canonical sanctions Pope Benedict XVI placed on him. His testimony accuses a number of other cardinals, bishops, and priests of covering up for McCarrick.
Archbishop Cordileone wrote to the faithful of his diocese that Viganò “fulfilled well the Petrine mission entrusted to him” while serving as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 2011 until 2016.
Viganò performed his task “at great personal sacrifice and with absolutely no consideration given to furthering his ‘career,’” Cordileone added.
The San Francisco archbishop also said that while he doesn’t have any privileged information on now-disgraced McCarrick, he can attest to the fact that Viganò is telling the truth about at least some claims.
“From information I do have about a very few of the other statements Archbishop Viganò makes, I can confirm that they are true,” he said. “His statements...must be taken seriously.”
Cordileone said that God is “beginning this painful process of purification for us now, but for it to work, we must cooperate.” To dismiss the allegations Viganò has brought forth or to treat them lightly would “continue a culture of denial and obfuscation,” he said.
“I join my voice to that of other bishops in calling for such an investigation and for taking any corrective action that may be necessary in light of its findings,” said Cordileone. His full letter in support of Viganò is below.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco

Office of the Archbishop

1 Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA

August 29, 2018
Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese,
Last Sunday witnessed what many are calling a “bombshell” in the Church: the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s “Testimony,” alleging corruption and coverup at all levels of the Church based on his long and extensive personal knowledge.
I came to know Archbishop Viganò well during the years he served as Apostolic Nuncio here in the United States.  I can attest that he is a man who served his mission with selfless dedication, who fulfilled well the Petrine mission entrusted to him by the Holy Father to “strengthen his brothers in the faith,” and who would do so at great personal sacrifice and with absolutely no consideration given to furthering his “career” – all of which speaks to his integrity and sincere love of the Church.  Moreover, while having no privileged information about the Archbishop McCarrick situation, from information I do have about a very few of the other statements Archbishop Viganò makes, I can confirm that they are true.  His statements, therefore, must be taken seriously.  To dismiss them lightly would continue a culture of denial and obfuscation.  Of course, to validate his statements in detail a formal investigation will have to be conducted, one that is thorough and objective.  I am therefore grateful to Cardinal DiNardo for recognizing the merit of finding answers that are “conclusive and based on evidence,” and I join my voice to that of other bishops in calling for such an investigation and for taking any corrective action that may be necessary in light of its findings.
I was named a bishop on July 5, 2002, three weeks after the USCCB meeting in Dallas that approved the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and still at the height of the drama of revelations of sex abuse of minors by clergy.
At that time, I was asked to conduct a prayer service at the conclusion of a conference on family life hosted by the diocese that attracted participants from around the world.  I met there an Australian priest with whom I was acquainted during our years of study in Rome, and he congratulated me on my appointment.  I replied, “Thank you, but this is not a good time to become a bishop.”  I will never forget his response to me: “But it is a good time to be a great bishop.” 
What he said to me then can be said to every Catholic at this time.  The Church is in need of purification.  Purification is always painful.  My dear victims: you know this more than anyone; please know of our prayers and love for you, and that we continue to be here for you, to support you and help you to heal with the resources we have available.   
I believe God is beginning this painful process of purification for us now, but for it to work, we must cooperate.  God has always raised up great saints in similar times of turmoil in the Church.  I call on all of us to rededicate ourselves to prayer, penance and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, so that God will bless us with this grace.
Please know of my gratitude to you all: to you our priests, who remain close by your people, lending them support and pastoral care in this time of crisis; to you our deacons, who assist priests in this responsibility and bring the Gospel to those for whom it would otherwise be inaccessible; to you our victims assistance coordinators and to all who support victims on the painful path toward healing; to the faculty and administration of St. Patrick’s Seminary for your hard work in providing deep and healthy formation for our future priests for the renewal of the Church in our corner of the Lord’s vineyard, and to our seminarians for your fervor and generosity in responding to the Lord’s call of priestly service; and last but not least, to you, our people, for your prayer, for your love and concern for the Church, which now moves you to demand change that is effective and decisive, and for your support of our priests.
May God grant us all the grace to be the agents of change and purification that He is calling us to be at this time.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,

Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone

Bergoglio used a deceptive move handling sexual abuse cases in Chile: He has only accepted the resignation of three bishops, two by age limit and Juan Barros who took a sabbatical year

On May 2018 to deceive the world, in the context of the handling of sexual abuse all the bishops of Chile submitted their resignation and in June Bergoglio only accepted two of them by having reached the age limit and Juan Barros resigned to take a sabbatical year.

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