Friday, July 27, 2018

Are Pope Francis or those who Control him to Blame for the McCarrick Scandal & possibly for Pope Benedict's Resignation?

Pro-gay journalist Michael Sean Winters wrote that "[b]ecause their longtime nemesis Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been accused of unspeakable crimes and because they think they can use this crisis to attack Pope Francis. It is deplorable."[https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/distinctly-catholic/conservatives-distort-mccarrick-scandal-attack-francis]

Winters by deplorable means that those who attack Francis because of the McCarrick scandal are deserving of strong condemnation.

This is the opposite of the truth.

The McCarrick scandal is the responsibility of Francis and those who control him.

Wikiwand.com reported that Pope Benedict XVI put McCarrick "out to pasture," more than likely, for the same reason he fired Cardinal Angelo Sodano from the position of Secretary of State for scandal.

But, Francis has ultimately the sole responsibility for putting the scandalous McCarrick (and Sodano) "back in the mix" as Wikiwand.com revealed:

"A 2014 New York Times article identifies him [McCarrick] as "one of a number of senior churchmen who were more or less put out to pasture during the eight-year pontificate of Benedict XVI," adding that after the election of Pope Francis he found himself put "back in the mix." [http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Theodore_Edgar_McCarrick]

Although ultimately the Pope is solely responsible, were those who control Francis, also, responsible for McCarrick being put back in the mix?

Who might control or dominate Francis?

Vatican expert Jerry Slevin asks and answers that question: "Does Sodano Dominate Pope Francis?" 

Slevin explains that Francis has put Sodano back in power by putting his "longtime protégée,  [Cardinal]Pietro Parolin.... [as] No. 2 as Secretary of State, and... likely... the next pope": 

"Sodano at times was “de facto” pope during John Paul II’s incapacity. He is still Dean of Cardinals and oversaw the election of Pope Francis. His longtime protégée,  Pietro Parolin, is now No. 2 as Secretary of State, and will likely be the next pope."

"... Just before Francis’ election, Jason Berry, a “non-brainwashed” Jesuit educated award winning investigative reporter, in the NY Times urged Pope Benedict XVI to right some of the wrongs of the recent past by forcing out Cardinal Sodano, in Berry’s words, as '… the man who, more than any other, embodies the misuse of power that has corrupted the church hierarchy. …'. Please see, here, New York Times ." [http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2015/03_04/2015_03_29_Jerry_Catholicism_Does_It.htm]


So what does this have to do with McCarrick, Francis and those who may control him such as Sodano?

Chat Café.com reports Cardinal Bergoglio now Pope Francis in a power struggle with the Cardinal in the past and in the present lost to Sodano:

"According to Argentine news reports here and here, Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis... shut down the IVE (probably for the same reasons we decided to start this site.)  They stopped the ordinations, shut down the seminary, and put restrictions on the founder Fr. Buela and the other IVE priests. So when the Institute of the Incarnate Word tries to blame their Argentine problems on “liberals” and “left-wingers”, it’s the Pope they are blaming."

"What is also news to us is that Cardinal Sodano – the same Cardinal Sodano that 
got busted taking bribes from and supporting the Legion of Christ’s disgraced founder Fr. Maciel – is the person that helped Buela and the Institute get out of their problems with the Argentine Bishops."

"Again from 
Argentine Press:

In efforts which would not have been outside of (former Argentine President) Menem’s former ambassador to the Vatican and current gentleman of the Holy See, and Archbishop Aguer Esteban Caselli, Buela got the powerful Cardinal Angelo Sodano to protect him. Not only did the Vatican reverse the order closing its seminaries, but it managed moving the IVE headquarters to Italy, to the diocese of Velletri-Segni, 60 kilometers south of Rome, where since mid-2001 has its Generalate and Buela parent lives."
"In the words of the IVE, Sodano is “so close to our Institute.”  The Italian Bishop where they are based even clarifies that he made the decision to let the IVE in “with the continued support of His Eminence Cardinal Sodano…”  Sodano even helped them get the Novitiate opened in Chile."

'These moves by Sodano were a 
“great humiliation” and a “slap in the face” to the Argentine Bishops.  So much so that then Cardinal Bergoglio even traveled to Rometo meet privately with Pope Benedict and express his concern over influence that Ambassador Casselli (and his ally Sodano) still had in appointing Bishops (such as the lone Argentine supporter of the IVE, Bishop Hector Aguer.)  Like an excerpt from a Godfather movie, Casselli, Aguer, and Sodano coordinated together and the Sodano and Casselli families even had close economic ties. "

"As the saying goes, “Judge them by the company they keep.” If you judge the Institute of the Incarnate Word by the Cardinals that help them out, 
Cardinal McCarrick and Cardinal Sodano, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture." [https://www.google.com/amp/s/coffeachat.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/pope-francis-and-the-ive-institute-of-the-incarnate-word/amp/#ampshare=https://coffeachat.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/pope-francis-and-the-ive-institute-of-the-incarnate-word/]

Iveinfo.info.org shows McCarrick is another protégée of Sodano in terms of the IVE:

"As we mentioned at the beginning, the IVE says this was all just persecution for their faithfulness and orthodoxy by liberal bishops.  Even if this were the case, it's a bit far-fetched considering their benefactors are the scandal-plagued Cardinal Sodano and the uber-liberal and equally scandal-plagued Cardinal McCarrick.  Were there no faithful and orthodox Bishops available in the US or Italy to come to their aid?"

"... Cardinal Sodano

This is the guy that will ordain you if you go to the seminary in Italy.  The local bishops won't ordain IVE candidates any more.  If Sodano isn't available (or if he can't be troubled - eg. when there is only one person to be ordained deacon) the IVE have to search a bit before they find someone that will do ordinations for them."

"... Cardinal McCarrick

This is the guy that will ordain you if you go to the Seminaries in the USA or Argentina."  [http://www.iveinfo.org/p/founder-and-history-at-institute-of.html?m=1]


The Catholic News Agengy (CNA) reported that "Cardinal McCarrick reportedly lived on IVE seminary property during retirement":


"One source close to the Archdiocese of Washington told CNA that the cardinal had for a time an IVE brother in formation living in his residence, which was on the parish property but separate from the house of formation."


"An additional source also told CNA that McCarrick had young priest and seminarian assistants while living with the IVE, but did not comment on whether any seminarian resided with the cardinal."[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/cardinal-mccarrick-reportedly-lived-on-ive-seminary-property-during-retirement-86896#ampshare=https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-mccarrick-reportedly-lived-on-ive-seminary-property-during-retirement-86896]


Was it Sodano who got Francis to put McCarrick "back in the mix?"


If Sodano doesn't control Francis why doesn't he now that he is Pope get rid of the Sodano protected conservative IVE since he experienced a “great humiliation” and a “slap in the face” by their continued existence at the hands of Sodano?

Francis's record shows he is not the forgiving type unless someone has power or control over him.

 Some other questions might be:

Is Francis another protégée of Sodano by way of the other Sodano sidekick Parolin?

Was Sodano responsible for Benedict's resignation and therefore responsible for Francis's opportunity to be Pope?

Vatican expert Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi says Vatileaks caused Pope Benedict XVI to resign:

"The story of the gay lobby has... importance in the Vatileaks and the dismissal of Pope Ratzinger... He destroyed the careers of those who were with them. To stop this group, a group of supporters of Ratzinger began to issue a series of documents, which was called Vatileaks. I can say this shock, this war of [Vatileaks] documents led to the end of Ratzinger." [\https://www.comunidadeculturaearte.com/emiliano-fittipaldi-para-francisco-a-pedofilia-e-uma-questao-secundaria/]


Who were behind the "Vatileak plot" that attacked Benedict's closest collaborator Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and eventually according to Fittipaldi caused Benedict to resign according to the Catholic Herald in 2012?:

"The Pope will stand by Cardinal Bertone. For the fact is that the conspiracy against Bertone is nothing less than a conspiracy against the Holy Father himself. Remember Andrea Gagliarducci’s words: 'in the last change of the papacy, the two head honchos of diplomacy and of the curia – Cardinals Sodano and Achille Silvestrini – were the ones most staunchly opposed to the election of Ratzinger, just as they later tried to block the appointment of Bertone'. The tensions inside the Curia are the same now as they were then: the difference is that the anti-Ratzingerians cannot expose themselves as such: they cannot openly oppose the Pope: so they oppose his closest collaborator." [http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2012/06/06/what-is-behind-the-vatileaks-plot-mainly-it-seems-its-a-conspiracy-against-the-popes-most-trusted-collaborator-so-we-should-pray-that-it-fails/]


Who worked the hardest for Francis to be Pope before the last conclave?

"But Sodano (and his forces) survived and at the Conclave of 2013, because of being dean of the College of the Cardinals, his duties included moderating the pre-Conclave discussions and presiding at the pre-Conclave Mass. It is widely conceded that once the voting got underway he had convinced a number of other cardinals to cast their ballots for Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ, the man who is now Pope Francis."

"It is not clear if Sodano delivered the determining votes for the Argentine pope’s election, but those tallies were essential nonetheless. And Francis was and remains well aware of that."

"He began his pontificate with full knowledge that Sodano still had considerable reach and influence over much that was happening in ecclesiastical Rome. He also had personal experience of the former Secretary of State’s steely will to promote and to punish, especially in the pope’s native Latin America where, at least since the 1970s, policy decisions and bishop appointments were rarely made without the Italian diplomat’s input."[https://international.la-croix.com/news/twilight-time-for-the-vatican-s-godfather/7013]


The old saying is "in the Vatican, nothing is accidental," so who appeared to know Bergoglio was going to be Pope before the last conclave?:

"Yet, when Sodano, as Dean of the College of Cardinals, celebrates the Missa Pro Eligendo Romani Pontifice (the Mass that precedes the opening of the conclave), the homily seems like an specific endorsement of Bergoglio’s character. Sodano took note of the prevailing winds and anticipated the cardinals’ move. Sodano spoke of mercy and of reaching out to the peripheries of the world. Looking back, each word – and in the Vatican, nothing is accidental – seems to be a clear endorsement of Pope Francis’ views." [http://www.mondayvatican.com/vatican/the-return-of-the-curia-of-the-old-days

Cardinal Joseph Zen believes that protégée of Sodano Cardinal Parolin is the puppet-master behind Pope Francis's plan to betray the underground Chinese Catholics to the Chinese Communist regime.
(LifeSiteNews, "Cardinal Zen rebukes the Vatican's Secretary of State over China: He [Parolin] is a 'man of little faith,'" February 6, 2017)

How long has Sodano protégée Parolin been behind the scenes with Francis pulling strings?

In the last decade, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was having problems with conservative Catholics, some linked to the Knights of Malta, lead by Argentina Vatican embassador Esteban Caselli who had attempted to block Bergoglio becoming a bishop.
(MondayVatican.com, "Pope Francis and the Order of Malta: A Key to Understanding this Pontificate?," January 30, 2017)

The conservative Catholics then blocked his selection of liberal bishops when he became a Cardinal for the country and finally attempted to remove him from Argentina by getting him sent to a "Vatican congregation."
(Crux, "How the pope's history with the Knights of Malta could be linked to the current row" January 13, 2017)

Bergoglio's path to the papacy was in great danger.

Who came to the rescue in his Argentina power struggle with the conservative Argentinian Catholics?

Pope Francis biographer Elisabeth's Pique tells us in Bergoglio's own words:

"I got to know [the Sodano sidekick] Parolin personally in 2006, in the middle of the conflict between the Argentine episcopate and a certain sector of the Roman Curia that, through the former Ambassador Esteban Caselli, had intervened in the nomination of bishops. I asked him to meet me so I could try to understand the position of the Vatican. Parolin accepted: he received me in his office of the Secretariat of State, was very courteous, and - obviously off the record - discussed the matter with me."
(Book.Google.com, "Pope Francis: Life and Revolution:A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio")

The rest is history.

The crafty Vatican "insider" Parolin who is the cohort of the powerful Sodano helped Bergoglio outmanoeuvred the conservative Catholics in the Vatican and Argentina. He became Pope and his collaborator as well as Vatican string puller became his Secretary of State.

Did Parolin as Secretary of State become the puppet-master of the papacy of Francis?

Before Bergoglio became Pope he was not known to be big on Muslim immigration into Europe to weaken its Christian foundation.

Might Parolin be the one who set him on this path?

According to The Guardian, Parolin was a trendsetter in wanting to weaken Europe's Christian foundation by bringing in Muslims:

"In 2004 Cardinal Ratzinger... spoke out against letting a Muslim State [Turkey] state join [the EU]..."

"The Vatican's acting foreign minister, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, responded by telling US diplomats that Ratzinger's comments were his own rather than the official Vatican position."

"...The US diplomat noted that Ratzinger "clearly understands that allowing a Muslim country into the EU would further weaken his case for Europe's Christian foundation."
(The Guardian, "Wikileaks cables: Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU," December 16, 2010)

Before Bergoglio became Pope he was not known to be big on climate change and population control.

Might Parolin be the one who set him on this path?

According to Wikipedia, again, the Secretary of State was a trendsetter on climate change and population control. Parolin in 2007 at the opening of the United Nations said:

"The Holy See believes that applies also in the context of climate change. States have a shared 'responsibility to protect' the world's climate through mitigation."
(Wikipedia.com, "Pietro Parolin")

In case you're wondering what mitigation means here it is explained by a climate change/population control advocate:

"Mitigating some substantial percentage of the population growth would be one way to better environmental conditions in 2050. It would also have more impact than virtually any other climate policy."
(Vox, "I'm an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here's why," September 26, 2017)

Might the Francis Vatican's policy of bringing climate change/population control abortionists to lecture at the Vatican be the puppet-master Parolin pulling the strings?

Is Parolin the puppet-master behind Francis's betrayal of the Chinese Catholics, the Francis betrayal of the Christian foundation of Europe by the Muslim immigration invasion and the Francis betrayal of the most helpless, the murdered unborn babies, to Parolin's policy of protecting the "climate by mitigation," that is the population control abortionists invasion of the Vatican?


At one point I thought there might be there a behind the scenes war between Pope Francis and Cardinal Parolin, but I now think Parolin controls Francis.

 -As Vatican expert Sandro Magister reported on May 20, Francis did not follow Parolin's Vatican Secretariat of State script or text against the Venezuelan regime provided for the press.

-The Spectator in December said that "some Catholic observers are speculating" it was Parolin's  "forces inside the Secretariat of State" who leaked the scandal reports on Francis's close collaborator Vice-Pope Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.

-Gloria.tv says " the second man in the Vatican Secretariat of State" Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu "a blind follower of Francis" is rumoured to be in "conflict with his boss... Parolin" is in order to be made cardinal to "be removed."


 -Why was the close collaborator, personal theologian and reportedly the writer of most of Francis's major Pontifical documents, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, suddenly promoted to a major diocese in Argentina and removed from the face to face intimate informal inner circle of the Pope in the Vatican which is the way Francis reportedly makes most of his decisions?

-According to Vatican expert Ed Condon the "inner circle's monopoly is strengthened by Francis's impatience with long meetings. He prefers brief personal chats and informal briefings." ( Catholic Herald, "Five years on: the paradox of Francis's papacy," March 8, 2017)


 -According to a Gloria.tv headline in a February podcast from the Spectator Canon lawyer and Vatican expert Condon revealed "Parolin's Campaign to be Pope Desperate after China Fiasco."

-Parolin who apparently controls the Vatican communications apparatus it appears had a statement issued that said Francis stands behind his China disaster while the Pope told Chinese hero Cardinal Joseph Zen another narrative counter to the statement and had at that time never personally confirmed the Vatican statement.

-I thought there might be war between Pope and Secretary of State after Zen rebuked Parolin calling him a "man of little faith" and Francis had not come to the Secretariat of State's defense at the time, but that changed.

-According to en.news and Choosing-him.blogspot Vatican expert Condon in the Spectator podcast "refers to Parolin's" failure of Francis's "Apostlic Journey to Chile" which is the biggest public relations disaster of the papacy which at least one commentator has said smelled like a booby trap.

Francis probably is not too happy with Parolin over the Chile disaster, as spoken about by Condon, whether it was a trap or not set by the Secretariat of State who is reported to have the ambition to be the next pope.

It appears possible that Sodano protégée Parolin sometimes tells Francis to do sometimes and he doesn't do it as with Parolin's Vatican Secretariat of State script against the Venezuelan regime. But generally it appears that when Parolin tells Francis to jump his only question is how high. 

It appears Parolin may have send Francis to Chile to make a fool of himself and yet the Pope is still doing what he tells him to do on China when he could just keep his mouth shut and let Parolin's hope to be the next pope ship sink. Instead, recently he is personally defending the Parolin China policy.

Francis's record shows he is not the forgiving type unless someone has power or control over him.

That the Pope is going along with the policies of Parolin who is a creature of Sodano according to many authorities on the Vatican and Vatican expert Slevin appears to be strongly supported by the evidence.

Many other Vatican experts agree with Slevin that Parolin is a creature of Sodano (Google: Sodano Parolin protege).


Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church and that Parolin is not the next pope.             

















 




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