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I hope all my dear readers had a great Independence Day.

Returning from the long weekend, I noticed that the CIVIL WAR within the Sacred Vatican Walls has been heating up. Today some reading material to catch us up on what has transpired over the weekend. Two articles have appeared that I think are quite telling as to the true state of the conflict within the Vatican and the Catholic Church hierarchy.

First, from the excellent website of Steve Skojec, a post appeared titled Pope Francis on Benedict’s Abdication and “Ultra-Conservatives”, written by Maike Hickson. (see here) . Of note is the following passage:

    In light of such abrupt and confusing messages in this informal interview – and by way of contrast – it is encouraging to read Cardinal Carlo Caffarra’s recent limpid and warmly spoken words in Bologna about being pastoral, and about the importance of a knowledge of a fuller Catholic doctrine. As reported on 17 June by the Italian website Italia Oggi, Cardinal Caffarra said in his own former Diocese of Bologna, and at a public presentation of a book about Cardinal Giacomo Biffi (d. 2015): “a Church which is poorer in doctrine is not more pastoral, but only more ignorant.” Caffarra received, according to the report, significant spontaneous applause.

This passage is very informative when put into context with that which was written by the “very wise, knowledgeable, and highly influential cleric, writing under the pen name of don Pio Pace”. (see here) Just as a reminder, Padre Pio made the following observation:

In reality, the three Cardinals (Ed. Note: Burke, Muller, Sarah), three musketeers who are sworn enemies of the “dictatorship of relativism” are four: the fourth is Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, one of the greatest experts on the moral work of Pius XII. In fact, for him it is is Pope Pacelli who is the “contemplative Pope”, the pope of reference who is still present — which is not false, or at least in the process of becoming true…

Once again, we see Card. Caffarra providing the rebuttal to the FRANCISCHURCH’s revolutionary course of action from the Catholic side. The significance of Card. Caffarra’s involvement is twofold. First is that he is obviously providing the theological case… bahhh IMPERATIVE that any reform of the “spirit of VII”, i.e. RESET needs to start with the pontificate of Pius XII. Next, if you recall, Card. Caffarra was the runner up in the most recent conclave. These two facts make him lethal to Francis’ line of succession that FRANCISCHURCH is trying to pave.

Given the above and Francis, being himself quite the revolutionary (as in political revolutionary) would appear to be striking out at the individual who he sees as his main opponent. And that individual is Pope Benedict. It is Francis’ war on Benedict that is the simplest explanation of why Benedict made the bizarre statement about “feeling safe” under Francis’ care. An excellent analysis of just this occurence appeared at Louie Verrecchio’s site. (see here)

Next, by implying that “Benedict was the problem”, what Francis is in fact saying is that it is the Catholic’s, with the “revolutionary” Benedict at their head, that created the problem, the problem that he now has to clean up. This no doubt has been brought about in an effort to distract from the OBJECTIVE REALITY that is the miserable FRANCISCHURCH EPIC FAIL which is there for all to see and we have highlighted here and here most recently.

Next, at the Eponymous Flower blog, a post appeared (see here) that I am republishing below. Here, Giuseppe Nardi provides corroboration that Francis is in fact “beheading”, figuratively speaking… for now… his main rivals. Once again, Giuseppe notices the very violent and crude language used by Bergoglio. This language is very reminiscent of that which he used at the Christmas meeting with the Curia in December of 2014. Please recall, that during that period, Bergoglio was in the middle of a crisis that he created at the Secret Synod of 2014 and tried to preempt with his initial La Nacion interview. We explained Francis’ predicament in that post titled The Modernist’s Magic Words (see here). Fast forward to today, here is how Francis’ violent language reads presently:

Astonishingly, Pope Francis made a direct connection between “Ultraconservatives” and “heads.” He said he’s never “chopped off anyone’s head” because that still doesn’t appeal to him. At the same time, the Church leader actually suggested that “ultra-conservatives” were actually “beheaded.” And by that the Pope does not mean any special marginal groups, but apparently, high-ranking employees of the Roman Curia.

And given that Francis is using language like this described and analyzed above, is it any wonder that Benedict could just be fearing for his life? Or in the least, trying to send a message to the Universal Church.

On an aside, I think the second is more likely.

I will leave off here for today. Please read the below, which I am republishing…


Pope Francis’ Spectacular Interview: Was Benedict XVI. “The Problem” of the Church?

(Rome / Buenos Aires) A spectacular newspaper interview with Pope Francis was published on Sunday in which the Pope uses an unusual dialectic. Is the Catholic Church leader to understand that his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, was a “problem” for the Church?” Indicates Francis in addition that “ultraconservative” Church representatives, according to context meaning the defender of Catholic marriage and morality and the Discipline of the Sacraments, actually “beheaded” include?

Newspaper interviews as a new papal “magisterium”

With his first interview that was published in the leftist daily on October 2013 by La Repubblica, Pope Francis revolutionized the communication policy of the papacy. The atheist from a Masonic Lodge, Eugenio Scalfari, gave it the title: “The Pope: ‘Thus, I Will Change the Church'”. With Francis a new communication strategy of a pope was introduced. For Pope Francis, interviews are part of the Magisterium: “All the time I submit declarations, keep preaching, and that is teaching,” he said in December 2014 in his first interview with a Latin American newspaper, the Argentine La Nacion.

With his recent interview, which was published in Argentina yesterday, again by the daily newspaper La Nacion, Pope Francis continued with his special “magisterium”.

The interview has an Argentina focus and addressed recent polemics in the Pope’s home country. The Pope has been accused of having a disturbed relationship, since December 2015 with incumbent President Macri. The pope had supported the left-Peronist rival candidate in the election campaign.

The interview was meant to smooth the waves, hence the title: “I have no problem with Macri. He is a noble man. ”

The Pope and the “Ultraconservatives”, “I want an open Church. They say no to everything “

However, some questions concern the entire Church. So the Pope was asked by Joaquin Morales Solá how he gets along “with the ultra-conservatives in the Church.”

The tendentious exaggeration of the term “ultra-conservatives”, as it is known by left journalists, was neither corrected nor rejected by the Pope. The Pope responded by implicitly adopting it. In his own words about the “Ultraconservatives”:

“They do their job and I do mine. I want an open, understanding Church that accompanies the injured families. They say no to everything. I follow my path, without looking to the left and right. I don’t want to behead anybody. That’s what I never liked. I repeat: I do not support the conflict.’ With a broad smile he concludes: ‘nails are pulled by making upward pressure. Or one puts them quietly to the side when they reach retirement age.'”

Astonishingly, Pope Francis made a direct connection between “Ultraconservatives” and “heads.” He said he’s never “chopped off anyone’s head” because that still doesn’t appeal to him. At the same time, the Church leader actually suggested that “ultra-conservatives” were actually “beheaded.” And by that the Pope does not mean any special marginal groups, but apparently, high-ranking employees of the Roman Curia.

Resignation of Benedict XVI. “Has made all the problems of the church visible”

Another question from the interview which took place on the June 28th relates to the health of Benedict. Pope Francis confirmed his reply that there actually was no compelling health reason for the resignation:

“He has problems in moving, but his head and his memory are perfectly intact.”

Simultaneously Francis presented, however, that the resignation was clearly Pope Benedict XVI’s “last act of government.” Recently, there were discussions after a lecture by Curial Archbishop Georg Gänswein about a type of dual papal authority in an “almost common” exercise of the papacy by an “active” and a “contemplative” Pope.

Pope Francis said of Pope Benedict XVI. for La Nacion: “He was a revolutionary. In the meeting with the cardinals just before the conclave of May 2013, he told us that one of us will be the next pope, and he did not know his name. His behavior was impeccable. His resignation made visible all of the problems of the Church. His resignation had nothing to do with the personal. It was a governmental action, his last governmental action.”

Pope Benedict XVI. a “revolutionary”? The statement made with the excessively used word “revolution” which seems to be meant as a compliment, but is rather outlandish in characterizing the German pope.

On the other hand, the statement, Pope Benedict XVI. has “made visible all the problems of the Church” with his resignation is truly noteworthy. In connection with the next statement, his resignation had “nothing to do with anything personal,” but was a “governmental action”, Pope Francis himself opens the floodgates to new speculation that Benedict XVI. may have been pressured to vacate the Chair of Peter in order to eliminate “all the problems of the Church.”

Does Pope Francis himself adopt the opinion as it was represented in 2012 by the late Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini? He even demanded the resignation of Benedict XVI. shortly before his death, because he saw in the German pope a “problem” for the Church, rather even, “the problem.”

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: La Nacion (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches…