V for Vigano

“The nuncio reported that Peña Parra was accused of seducing two students from the minor seminary (a high school that prepares students to study for the priesthood), in September of 1990. The accusation included the specific location of the sexual abuse, which was a parish church led by a friend of Peña Parra’s, Fr. José Severeyn. Viganò says that the abuse was reported to the police and confirmed by the seminary rector, Enrique Pérez, to the Secretariat of State, adding “I have seen these documents with my own eyes.”

Even more horrifying was a second accusation reported by the apostolic nuncio, who says that Peña Parra and Severeyn were vacationing on an island together in Lake Maracaibo when they were involved in the death of two people, both presumably males, who were killed by electrical shock. The Maracaibo dossier also mentions this accusation, and adds that “the two corpses were found naked, with evidence of macabre homosexual lewd encounters,” in the words of Viganò.”


How many files does Viganò have in his possession?

“Archbishop Viganò said about Francis’ appointment of Abp. Peña Parra, “In doing so, the pope essentially ignored a terrifying dossier sent to him by a group of faithful from Maracaibo,” the archdiocese where Abp. Peña was ordained a priest in 1985.

That dossier, Abp. Viganò noted, was titled “Who really is Msgr. Edgar Robinson Peña Parra, the New Substitute of the Secretariat of State of the Vatican?”

As early as 2000, allegations surfaced that Peña Parra had seduced two underaged seminarians at a parish back in 1990.

The Venezuelan archbishop was also accused of being involved in the mysterious deaths of two people in August 1992. Archbishop Viganò commented, “This same accusation is also contained in the aforementioned dossier sent by a group of lay people from Maracaibo, with the additional detail that the two corpses were found naked, with evidence of macabre homosexual lewd encounters.”

Archbishop Viganò claimed that these two accusations were “known by the Secretariat of State in the Vatican since 2002, which I learned when I served as the Delegate for Pontifical Representations.”


Another day, another vindication.

“Pope Francis once said that it pained him to see priests driving “fancy” cars. It must also pain the pope to see them driving those cars recklessly. Rossi’s hit-and-run could have been tragic had anyone been sitting in the parked cars he hit, and his reckless driving in Virginia could have turned tragic too. Long-time observers of Rossi say that he is too “narcissistic” to let such moments change and chasten him.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s recent revelation that he received complaints in his capacity as papal nuncio in the United States — complaints to the effect that Rossi is a gay predator — hasn’t spoiled Rossi’s summer, evidently. “Just so you know, when Rossi had you kicked out of the Basilica, he had literally just gotten back from a week-long trip to an expensive villa in Venice with his lover Fr. Andrew Hvozdovic. Hvozdovic brazenly posted pictures of it on Facebook. They are completely unrepentant,” a well-informed source in Pennsylvania wrote to me.

Scranton priests have nicknamed Hvozdovic “randy Andy,” in light of his open homosexuality. He hangs gay beefcake shots in his rectory bathroom and has been known to display a statue of a crucified Jesus Christ “with an erection,” says a priest who has seen his various rectory residences over the years. “I would be willing to testify to seeing that disgusting statue under oath,” the priest told me.

This same priest recalled Monsignor Rossi’s practice of taking seminarians to a louche Washington restaurant and holding dinners below a mural of a pagan orgy. “Rossi told us that that was his favorite restaurant,” according to the shocked priest.”


“Where is the Christian message here?” Vigano asks me, fixing me with his intense gaze under bushy eyebrows.

And he gives his own answer: “In fact, the figure of Christ is absent. The Synod working document testifies to the emergence of a post-Christian Catholic theology, now, in this moment. And this is very troubling. It is against everything I have worked for and believed for all my life.

“Let’s consider the history of the Jesuits,” Vigano continues. “That is something I am studying now with great care. In fact, if you would like to know the synthesis of my thought, it is this: What we are now seeing is the triumph of a 60-year-old plan, the successful execution of a well-thought out plan to bring a new sort of thinking into the heart of the Church, a thinking rooted in elements of Liberation Theology containing strands of Marxism, little interested in traditional Catholic liturgy or morality or theology, but rather focused on ‘praxis’ in the field of social justice. And now this plan has achieved one of its supreme goals, with a Jesuit on the See of Peter…”