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Bishop Sergio Osvaldo Buenanueva of San Francisco in
Cordoba, in photo as Auxiliary Bishop of Mendoza,
in the background is the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires,
Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Things must be really heating up behind the Sacred Vatican Walls.

How do we know this?

Francis is back to using the coprophagia metaphor.

If you recall, we initially encountered this metaphor in a Business Insider article. (see here) Coincidentally, this citation was then compiled into the Francis Little Book of Insults (see here), or as we say on this blog, the “Francis magisterium” and codified per omnia secula seculorum.

With respect to the actual citation above, the bishop of Rome was speaking about the “excrement” flowing from the Curia, and resulting downstream effects due to the dissemination of said “matter” by the “journalists”. Here is what he said back then:

“I see it as a body that gives service, a body that helps me and serves me. Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal.

Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.

“The Roman Curia has its down sides, but I think that too much emphasis is placed on its negative aspects and not enough on the holiness of the numerous consecrated and lay people who work in it.”

At the time, I was grateful that the DBI provided the definition since I can honestly say that I never ran across that term. Sheltered Chicago upbringing, I guess.

Which brings us to today’s citation. In the UK’s Independent, we get this gem of a quote: (see here)

Writing fake news and stories about scandals is like being sexually aroused by excrement, Pope Francis has said.

Now this citation refers to the issue of what is commonly being termed as FAKE NEWS. Supposedly this FAKE NEWS is what got Donald Trump elected in the US and something that we wrote about extensively.

But this is not all. Here is what came next:

And since people tend towards coprophagia, or eating faeces, then the media should avoid spreading it, he said in an attack on the spread of disinformation.

Now I don’t know about you dear reader, but I can honestly say that I DO NOT “tend towards coprophagia”. I can also honestly say that I have never met anyone in my life that has even hinted that this sort of activity is something that he/she would consider. Furthermore, I can honestly say that I do not know anyone that has even mentioned anything like this in passing.

Now, allow me to provide some background as to yours truly. I am no saint. I also have episodes in my background, namely time spent in the United States Marine Corps, with deployments to various… shall we say “sailor’s ports”, where these sort of things would have been referenced or mentioned, if they actually happened.

And once again, they did not!

I can honestly say that I never heard of this sort of activity until I came across the Business Insider article.

Which leads me to make an inference as to the sorts of people that Francis knows, met, confessed, that in his opinion “tend toward coprophagia”. So what kind of people might these be?

And as it just so happens, over at the Eponymous Flower blog, we just might have a hint as to “people who tend toward coprophagia”. Here is the Giuseppi Nardi post that might be the key to understanding Francis, the bishop of Rome in the proper CONTEXT. (see here)

On an aside, it is EVENTS like these that give us an “inside baseball” peak not only into the man, but into FrancisChurch itself.

I hope the Cardinals are reading and watching!

No “Brotherly Visitation” for “Open” Diocese

(Rome) The betrayal of the priestly promise of chastity is as old as the priesthood, but it has always been an offense, both to the faithful and to the unbelievers, the latter being fond of using it as a moral charge against the Church. In Luther’s time this was no different from today. After his ordination, Ulrich Zwingli, the Swiss “reformer”, first fell into the mills of politics, then into the bed of a woman whom he impregnated, and finally pushed into the front row of the Reformation. In Argentina, the media, not unlike in Europe, are reporting with a mixture of scandal and schadenfreude on the third priest of the diocese of San Francisco and Cordoba, who had to give up his priesthood in the past year because he was not only in a “father” the spiritual sense but also in the physical. The most recent case concerns the priest Marcio Peironi.

The Diocese, established in 1961, has a total of thirty-two diocesan priests, which means that the loss of three its priests is a painful jolt for the diocese. For the time being, there is no indication that Rome intends to send the diocese a “fraternal visitation” as has already happened to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este in neighboring Paraguay in 2014.

The difference seems to lie in the fact that Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este, a traditional Bishop from the ranks of Opus Dei was, by his extensive pastoral work, had “shamed” the liberation theology-inspired Paraguayan Episcopal Conference. The Diocese of San Francisco de Cordoba does, however, constitute an “openness to the surprises of the Holy Spirit”, as the newspaper La Capital wrote in yesterday’s edition.

Bishop Livieres abandoned the nationwide unified education of the seminarians and in 2007 founded his own diocesan priestly seminary. There the candidates were trained in both forms of the Roman rite and in the traditional sense. The Ciudad del Este priestly seminary had enrolled two and a half times as many seminarians in 2014 as all other dioceses in Paraguay. Although only about ten per cent of Paraguayan faithful belong to this diocese, Bishop Livieres had 70 per cent of all seminarians in the country. This had to do with the different understanding of the priesthood and church. But that was not desired, as such an imbalance would soon have had country-wide consequences.

The “fraternal” inclination to Ciudad del Este

Bishop Livieres was regarded by the other bishops as a “troublemaker”. One of them, the liberation theorist, Fernando Lugo, Bishop of San Pedro, the political commitment was so important that he had to be released from his episcopal rights and duties in order to become President of the Union as part of a left coalition. It turned out later that the confinement had more to do with the repeated violation of his celibacy promise. He is the father of at least two children from different women. He has had sexual relations with other women as a priest and bishop. As President of the Republic, he was removed from office after less than four years. Today, he sits as a representative of the Left Party Frente Guasu, which is a member of the Socialist International (SI), in the Paraguayan Senate.

Pope Francis sent a “brotherly visitor” to Bishop Livieres in 2014, he was so fraternal that the bishop was dismissed shortly afterwards, without mentioning a reason and under shameful circumstances, without being able to justify himself against the charge. Pope Francis even denied him audience. Francis will have to justify himself before God, wrote Bishop Livieres in a statement to his deposition. One year later the bishop sadly succumbed to a serious illness.

The priestly seminary of Ciudad del Este still exists, but has been rejoined by the new bishop to the National Seminary of Asuncion. The number of seminarians has fallen to a quarter after a massive purge of “conservative” candidates. Various traditional communities were dissolved, priests and orders were removed from the diocese, numerous changes took place.

The reaction is quite different in the diocese of San Francisco and Cordoba in Argentina. There is no “brotherly” visitation, because the diocese is considered “open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit”. To which belongs, apparently, for the newspaper La Capital, also the procreation of children by priests.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Ciudad de San Francisco (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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