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Sunday 26 August 2018

Bergoglio responds to Viganò, sort of.

"Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one" (Mt. 5:37) 

The Bishop of Rome, who, according to Archbishop Carlo Viganò, knew about the sodomite predator pervert Theodore McCarrick and covered it up has made statements on the aeroplane flight back to Rome.

“I read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely that, I must say this, to you and all those who are interested: Read the statement carefully and make your own judgment, I will not say a single word on this.” 
He continued that he believes in the “journalistic capacity to draw your own conclusions,” calling it an “act of faith.” “When some time passes and you have drawn your conclusions, I may speak. But I would like your professional maturity to do the work for you. It will be good for you,” he told members of the press.


He does not comprehend the depth of anger of the faithful over this decades-long scandal. He is so blinded by his own publicity that he would sooner take the Church down. Viganò has no reason to lie. He is retired and has always had a solid reputation. 

Father Carlos Martin has written the following on Facebook.

I just spent the last two hours on the phone with a friend in the Vatican Curia. He said that the news of Archbishop Viganò has hit the Curia like an atomic bomb. Two things are universally noted regarding Viganò: 1) He is highly respected as a professional, and 2) His Curial positions gave him clear access to the damning information he reported. In other words, he is not a hack, and he is not relying on rumor. This makes his report absolutely worthy of belief.
Viganò always had a reputation for being a combatant of internal Vatican corruption. In fact, during the Vatican leaks scandal, whistle-blowing reports that he authored were among the main documents that were leaked. This was an attempt by the persons he outed to pre-empt the report’s impact and suck the energy out of the attempt to investigate their claims. Naturally, the subsequent energy went into investigating the Vatileaks situation in general, and Viganò was exiled as Nuncio to the United States for being a trouble maker who produced “erroneous assessments” (words from a joint statement issued by Cardinal-President Emeritus Giovanni Lajolo, President Giuseppe Bertello, Secretary-General Giuseppe Sciacca and former Vice Secretary-General Giorgio Corbellini on behalf of the Governatorate of the Vatican). To put this kind of demotion in perspective, as Delegate for Pontifical Representations—a position from which he was THEN PROMOTED to Secretary General of the Governatorate— Viganò was in charge of all the Apostolic Nunciatures in the world. Thus, when garbage was reported to the Holy See on a bishop or Cardinal—like it was with McCarrick of Washington, DC—Viganò was the first to know about it, because his desk is where the information landed. For him to be demoted as the Nuncio to the USA, from having been promoted to as the Vatican’s number 3 administrator behind the pope, was severe, to say the least. In other words, Viganò is not a hack, but a highly respected individual who had been regularly promoted for doing his job well.
In the words of the Curial official I spoke with this afternoon, what Viganò has reported “makes the Borgia popes look like saints.” The feeling in the Curia right now is that the response of Viganò’s enemies will to try to discredit him personally, both because of the impeccability of Viganò’s character and the impossibility of his having interpreted the facts incorrectly. Their only hope will be to try to take energy away from the perversion and corruption that he uncovered. They will likely state that he is a bitter man who is seeking personal aggrandizement after having been exiled from Rome. When this occurs, don’t buy into it. Viganò is retired. He has nothing personally to gain from this.
Friends, my advice to you is to write your bishop and demand that he request a COMPLETE AND FULL INVESTIGATION into the allegations brought forward by Archbishop Viganò. We are at a watershed moment in the life of the Church. If we don’t protect her from the wolves that have crawled into her and dwell inside her, we then have only ourselves to blame when more sheep are eaten alive, and the Church loses even more credibility in the eyes of the world. Archbishop Viganò’s report is a call to all the sons and daughters of the Church to personally intervene for her own health and safety.
Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Joseph Strickland (Bishop of Tyler, Texas) have already issued statements today calling for the same. Add your authority to theirs. Write your bishop today.  


Anonymous said...

The plane message is very cryptic. Could it be implying that Viganò is going to get ‘prematurely’ wacked too??
RICO, hurry up!

Brian said...

Hey Vox
What a response. Talk about a Porky Pig stutter two-step.
"tha tha tha that's all folks!"

Anonymous said...

I wrote my Bishop when the Pope promulgated the heretical document AL. Heresy that could lead many fornicators and adulterers to Hell instead of repentance. He did not respond. But he did put a sodomite in charge of counseling the poor victims of rape and sexual harassment by the clergy in his diocese. So there’s that. No problems here.

NBW said...

Who do you write to if your bishop is Cupich?

Johnno said...

Nothing cryptic about it.

Francis won't incriminate himself.

He's winking at the press corps to spin this for him.

At least he had the courtesy not to lie to our faces.

BillyHW said...

This "pope" is an utter disgrace.

jim norwood said...

So he won't say anything! He thinks that the whole thing will just blow over. Where does the Canadian church figure in all this?

Kathleen1031 said...

Yes, write to your local bishop.

And while you're at it, contact your state AG and ask for an investigation into the church just as the PA grand jury did.

Then contact your member of Congress and ask them to please STOP giving the bishops all this money under "Resettlement Funds", which have only allowed our nations to be filled with migrants and they have also helped our bishops be financially independent. The offertory? Hah! chump change compared to what they now get for bring in "refugees". It is BIG business, and needs to be cut off. Maybe then our nations won't be filled and they might give us a respectful listen.

Keep posting, keep demanding he resign, keep it alive friends, we can't let them think this is just going to fade away.

TLM said...

NBW...exactly my question. I have the same problem, as Cupich is my 'bishop'.