Editor’s Note: After publishing the below post, along with the above photo, this blog has received comments with respect to the prudence of using this posted image.
For the record: the optical and emotional response to this image was intended, however the “target of this optical and emotional response” is not the Holy Father per se, but rather the cabal of corrupt prelates who collectively comprise “Team Bergoglio”, as defined and alleged by Dr. Austen Ivereigh in his book The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. A careful reading of this post will bear this out.
Furthermore, it was decided to use this image to emphasis the situation inside the Vatican and in the leftist Vatican circles, details of which have reached my attention, and which have been confirmed by another well informed blog, the MondayVatican. In the post dated 12 January 2015, the following passage appears:
It was to this passage that the image was “matched”. I intended and still intend to do a follow up post, whose subject will be exactly this material. However for the sake of clarity, I am providing this explanatory Editor’s Note at this time.
Yesterday, we identified the STRATEGY that Francis will use to force through the TRUE AGENDA at the upcoming Synod of Bishops of 2015 which will commence in 259 days this Sunday. We defined the STRATEGY to be that as written in the MondayVatican blog and is as follows: (emphasis added)
Anyone who thinks that the only cardinals of import are those who ultimately will be voting in a Conclave is wrong. Pope Francis’ vision seems to be short-term. The need to make reforms, both in pastoral and, eventually, in doctrinal matters, requires that he form a hard core of individuals who will support those reforms in the meetings that he often convenes, as if he wishes to keep the Church in a state of permanent synod. Given that the Pope even convokes consistories to discuss hot issues in the life of the Church, every red hat carries its own weight, no matter the age of the Cardinal who wears it.
Today we pick with the second part of our two part analysis, namely:
Identify the most likely SPECIAL INTEREST group who stands behind Francis, and is responsible for his actions of trying to force through this agenda of the Manipulators (TRUE AGENDA) at the upcoming Synod of Bishops of 2015.
We pick up our narrative on the 8th of January 2015.
Pope Bishop of Rome
Over the course of the last few months, actually since the Secret Synod of 2014 ended, this writer has observed what could only be described as a series of rather strange incidents. From observing these incidents, one could easily infer that Francis is not fully in charge. The reason why such observations are strange is that Francis, by definition is an absolute sovereign, a monarch who was installed for life. No one can force him to abdicate, in theory at least. Yet we see that at times, Francis appears to be acting as if there is another power, a power behind the throne and he was only a puppet monarch. (see here)
One of these observations that Francis is not fully in charge, can be read in the Modernist Magic Words post (see here) from the 11th of December 2014. During the analysis of the interview that Francis gave to the Argentine newspaper La Nacion, this blog made the following observation:
The second important piece of information is that he appears to be justifying his actions and himself as well. The question is, who is he justifying himself to? He is after all the pope, so he can do whatever he pleases. So the question is why?
Another more recent observation of this phenomenon was highlighted in the “Winning” In a Charlie Sheen Sort of Way! post. (see here) Here is that observation:
Furthermore, “in persona” Francis, we observe the actions of a man who appears to have made “undertakings” to some unknown, undisclosed, obscure but at the same time “powerful interests”. He acts as if he is not only beholden to them, but that his very survival depends on his “performance”. So Francis is willing to “create a crisis”, insult, berate, lie, manipulate, in short to do “whatever it takes”, in order to “perform”. The rest be damned. And what it is that he has to “perform”, is that he has to get an agenda passed, this same agenda that is being promoted by the Synod Manipulators and the same one alluded to by Dr. Vallet in the Le Journal du Dimanche.
These two above described observations bring to mind the famous exchange between Benedict XVI and Bishop Fellay, as related in the Remnant article titled The Legislating Church posted on the 11 of June 2012. (see here) In this article, the above exchange is related by Bishop Fellay as follows:
Indeed, why does the Pope not simply govern the Church directly, restoring good order in keeping with the Power of the Keys that is his, and his alone?
[…] During an audience with the Pope, Bishop Fellay found himself alone with the Pope for a moment. His Excellency seized the opportunity to remind the Pope that he is the Vicar of Christ, possessed of the authority to take immediate measures to end the crisis in the Church on all fronts. The Pope replied thus: “My authority ends at that door.” (Castel Gondolfo August, 2005)
From the above observations, it would appear that since 2005, the “realpolitik” inside the Sacred Walls of the Vatican has not changed.
Returning to the present, in the MondayVatican post of the 5 January 2015, the following sentence appears:
Pope Francis’ vision seems to be short-term.
This blog does not necessarily agree with the above statement, however for the sake to this analysis, let us assume that this is a correct statement. In the post on the 12 of January, the MondayVatican blog continues with this theme, implying that Francis does not have a long term strategy, and here is the relevant passage: (emphasis added)
But if the Pope does not have a long term plan in mind, is there anyone out there who does? According the Austen Ivereigh’s book “The Great Reformer,” the team of Cardinals who backed Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election convinced skeptical Cardinals to support him by arguing that Benedict XVI’s resignation established the principle that from now on a pope could leave office at the right time. These Cardinals certainly had in mind a plan for the Church.
Just in case we have forgotten who “These Cardinals” refers to, we please see the post Westminster, We Have a Problem (see here).
Further down in the MondayVatican 5 January post, we are provided with this interesting passage about some peripheries i.e Asia being more equal than others i.e. Africa:
None of these peripheries has been rewarded with a new Cardinal. Instead during the Synod of Bishops Cardinal Walter Kasper, in an interview he reportedly thought was off-the-record, said that the problems of the Africans should not concern us.
Thus arises the notion that there are peripheries worthy of concern and others that are not. Notice that an initial clue to this mindset comes from Cardinal Kasper, i.e., from a German, coming from a Church with a long tradition, but one that is strongly anti-Roman and sometimes influenced by Protestantism. It is noteworthy that Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich-Freising, a prime engineer of Vatican reforms and one of the main players in this season of the Church, has recently insisted that the Church should learn from Luther.
This above implies, correctly in this bloggers humble opinion, that it is the Germans who are the power “behind the
throne chair” of Francis. This is confirmed by another independent source, Roberto de Mattei in his article pertaining to the case of the card. Burke’s demotion. Roberto de Mattei writes: (see here)
The only plausible reason is that the Pope has offered the head of Cardinal Burke on a plate to Cardinal Kasper and, through him, to Cardinal Karl Lehmann, the ex-President of the German Episcopal Conference. Everyone knows, actually, at least in Germany, that the one who is still pulling the strings of dissent against Rome is precisely Lehmann, an old disciple of Karl Rahner. Father Ralph Wiltgen, in his book The Rhine Flows Into The Tiber, highlighted Rahner’s role in the Second Vatican Council from the moment the Episcopal Conferences carried out a determining role.
So the question now becomes, just how powerful are the Germans?
Returning back to the MondayVatican blog, we read the following:
All of the Cardinals in the alleged ‘team Bergoglio’ are promoters of a progressivist agenda, one that favors a less doctrinal and more pastoral Church, an agenda of mercy that could not care less about justice. All of these Cardinals knew that Bergoglio, filled with the Latin American periphery’s anti-Roman sentiment, would back the reforms they hoped to see enacted. Nevertheless, they probably already have someone in mind for the next conclave.
What this last paragraph is saying is that Bergoglio is a stand in. A pawn if you will. What is implied here, and in the Ivereigh passage is that the Germans are so powerful, that they can bring down a pope. And I don’t think they are exaggerating.
Returning back to the MondayVatican post, here is how this post ends:
It is indelicate to speak about the next Conclave while any pope is reigning. However, the current circulation of rumors signals that maneuvers over the next papacy have already begun. If the secret war over the synod and curial reforms can be said to be the most immediate issue on people’s minds, there is nevertheless a longer-term war they are also thinking about.
For his part, Pope Francis does not seem to be a part of this war; he is mostly a pawn in it. But his unpredictability together with his impulsivity and improvisation constitute real contributions to the war effort. In the end, everybody knew which were the peripheries the Pope loved the most. And everybody knew about his resentment toward Rome and central church structures. Many of his latest choices prove it.
Let this sink in for a while.
From the above, we can infer the following. Francis is a puppet monarch, picked by a cabal of corrupt cardinals to advance their own agenda. Reading between the lines, it becomes apparent that this cabal has a problem due to Francis’ unpredictability. For the time being, it is working to their advantage, but they are not taking any chances. They are already working on promoting the next puppet monarch. Which would explain why Bergoglio is going that extra
mile lio to be in their good graces.
Concluding, it is evident from the above that the Catholic Church finds itself in a very precarious position. On the one hand, the head of the Church is a “pawn” according to sources that are supportive of his pontificate, such as the MondayVatican blog. The real power behind the pope is a couple of Germans, Lehman and his heir apparent Reinhard “Bling” Marx. The wider entourage who got Begoglio elected, and who promotes this SPECIAL INTEREST at the conclaves and consistories consists of cards. Kasper, Murphy-O’Connor, Danneel, Vingt-Trois, Abril y Castelló, Schönborn and O’Malley. This cabal, along with some African cardinals and most South American cardinals collectively comprise what is known as “Team Bergoglio”. “Team Bergoglio” in turn picked Bergoglio to be their candidate at the 2013 Conclave. This cabal initially secured Bergoglio’s acceptance and then solicited votes for Bergoglio, as per the allegations made by Austen Ivereigh in his book. The reason that they picked Bergoglio was that they were certain that he would make a
mess lio. However, after 22 months of Francis’ lio, they are becoming worried, since Francis has issues with “unpredictability together with his impulsivity and improvisation, which made the lio he created a bit large.
Therefore, as rumors have it “Team Bergoglio” is looking for the next “pawn pope” that they can install on the Throne of St. Peter, just in case Francis goes off the reservation, so to speak.
In other words, Francis is nothing more than a Disposable
Pope Bishop of Rome.
Let us all reflect on the above.
We will leave the narrative off here, and this blog wishes everyone a nice Sunday.
With respect to the craziness of it all, I hope it is beginning to dawn on you, dear reader that this is less crazy than you first suspected.
However, if you still aren’t convinced, hold that thought…