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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Don Vito to the Four Cardinals: Your red hats will sleep with the fishes

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Religión Confidencial has published a correction of its original interview text, which I quoted in Spanish.  They got it wrong, as Mons. Vito was actually saying, according the Spanish daily, that "Pope Francis is not a Pope of other times in which those measures were used and that the Pope was not going to withdraw from them the Cardinalate dignity. The news is corrected, but we publish this rectification in case it was not enough.”   

Nevertheless, there is no change of Mons. Vito’s statement that the Pope could do so, even though he would not.  Nor is there any change to the rest of the statement. - Christopher Ferrara

For more than three years a Bergoglian mafia of handpicked soldiers in clerical garb and miters has been conducting the Capo di Tutti Capi’s relentless campaign to rub out the bimillenial teaching and discipline of the Church respecting divorced and “remarried” persons living in what even John Paul II’s often nebulous Catechism calls “a situation of permanent and public adultery.” The hit list includes the teaching of both of the Capo’s two immediate predecessors that “under no circumstances can their new union be considered lawful and therefore reception of the sacraments is intrinsically impossible. The conscience of the individual is bound to this norm without exception.”

Determined to implement the Boss’s will and provoke internal schisms throughout the Church—what is a mortally sinful sacrilege in one diocese will now be viewed as “mercy” in an adjoining diocese—the antics of this mafia have reached farcical proportions in keeping with this endless farce of a papacy. In the wake of the four cardinals letter politely requesting to know, in essence, whether Francis intends to teach heresy and undermine divine and natural law, the head of the Roman Rota, Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, has none-too-subtly threatened the four with loss of the cardinalate. As Don Vito put it during a conference in Spain:

What Church do these cardinals defend? The Pope is faithful to the doctrine of Christ. What they have done is a very serious scandal that could even lead the Holy Father to remove the cape of the cardinalate, as has already happened at other times in the Church…. This is not to say that the Pope would withdraw their status as cardinals, but he could do it.

Qué Iglesia defienden estos cardenales? El Papa es fiel a la doctrina de Cristo. Lo que han hecho es un escándalo muy grave que incluso podría llevar al Santo Padre a retirarles el capelo cardenalicio como ya ha pasado en algún otro momento de la Iglesia… Lo cual no quiere decir que el Papa les retire su condición de cardenales, pero podría hacerlo.

Spoken like a true made man: “What you have done is a great offense to the Boss. The Boss is very offended. He could have you whacked for what you did. I am not saying he will have you whacked, but he could. So you had better make peace or it could it could end—well, not so good for you.”

It was Don Vito
who announced, following the rubout of the Church’s traditional annulment process last year, that the Boss now demands lots and lots of quick annulments from all his soldiers who have not yet been whacked by forced retirement or removal—out of concern for “the poor,” no less:

So, with this fundamental law, Francis makes a real beginning to his reform: by putting the poor at the center, that is, the divorced and remarried, considered set apart and distant, and asking bishops for a true and proper metànoia.

That is to say, a “conversion,” a change of mentality which convinces and sustains them in following the invitation of Christ, present in their brother, the Bishop of Rome, to pass from the restricted number of a few thousand annulments to that immeasurable [number] of unfortunates who might have a declaration of nullity

According to Don Vito—and he should know—it is none other than Christ Himself who demands an “immeasurable” number of annulments to help “the poor.” And what happens to those who refuse to help “the poor”? Right. They get whacked for all eternity, because “as long as you granted an annulment to one of these my least brethren, you granted it to me.”

Furthermore, as our eminently reliable spiritual guide also declared during the same address, to question Amoris Laetitia is to question two Synods, which are “the work of the Holy Ghost.” We need not be troubled that the result of the second Synod contradicted that of the first Synod, which was a defeat for the Boss, and that even the second Synod provoked his rage against the rigid, leading to Amoris, which finally gave him what he wanted. The Holy Spirit is like a wind that blows where it will. But we can be quite sure that the wind stopped blowing when it settled upon the pages of Amoris, which are most assuredly the will of the Holy Ghost written in stone.

So in the Gospel According to Vito, public adulterers must receive Holy Communion and the bishops must increase immeasurably the number of marriages they declare null. And just who are these four cardinals to argue with God, who has spoken to us through the Oracle of Rome?

This is where the Church stands today: at her very summit, Christ and the Holy Ghost have been anthropomorphized into enforcers of human schemes and plans cynically passed off as the designs of Heaven by men for whom the faith of our fathers simply no longer exists. As has become our custom in these days, we laugh at the incredible spectacle of it all, that we might not cry.

"It's nothing personal, Cardinal Burke...just business."

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Christopher A. Ferrara

Christopher A. Ferrara: President and lead counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Inc., Mr. Ferrara has been at the forefront of the legal defense of pro-lifers for the better part of a quarter century. Having served with the legal team for high profile victims of the culture of death such as Terri Schiavo, he has long since distinguished him a premier civil rights Catholic lawyer.  Mr. Ferrara has been a lead columnist for The Remnant since 2000 and has authored several books published by The Remnant Press, including the bestseller The Great Façade. Together with his children and wife, Wendy, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.