Watch Francis’ actions not his lips. Personnel determines policy.
“In 2016 — as the photographs printed in El Tribuno prove — three of his vicars general and two monsignors made a formal internal denunciation to the nunciature, insisting on “strange behaviors” of Zanchetta with his seminarians. He met them without the presence of the rector of the seminary, he spent the night in their rooms with a flashlight, he asked them to give him massages, he went to their rooms at the time they were supposed to get up, he sat on their beds, he encouraged them to drink alcohol, and he showed a certain preference for those who were “a little more grateful.”
This denunciation did not have any visible repercussions, either. It was followed by another, in 2017, when alleged cases of sexual abuse of seminarians began to emerge.
Zanchetta should have left the diocese, but there was no ecclesiastical investigation, and he was not denounced to the civil authorities. And so Zanchetta landed in the Vatican, where the pope created a position for him that did not exist up until that moment: assessor of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. Thus, he became “Number Two” in charge of the Vatican coffers and took up residence at Santa Marta, where the pope himself resides.”
“The larger goal, as Kasper’s book on Martin Luther makes clear, is to fully overcome “confessionally constricted Catholicism” in the name of ecumenical unity. Hence, as others explain, the revolution’s attempts to weaken Catholic markers such as the papacy, celibacy, auricular confession, indissoluble marriage, and the Holy Eucharist. The plan is to refashion the Church into a sort of federation of local churches—a postmodern “polyhedron” with diversity on doctrine and more (cf. Evangelii Gaudium 236, 32).
Pope Francis’s “small-step strategy is the right one,” explains Kasper to the homosexual activist Frédéric Martel. “If you advance too quickly, as in the ordination of women or the celibacy of the priesthood, there will be a schism… I tried to move the debate [on recognizing homosexual couples] forward at the  synod, but we weren’t listened to. Francis found a middle way by talking about people, about individuals. And then, very gradually, he moved the lines.”
Kasper was gesturing towards the mafia’s ominous last “knot”: the relationship between “civil laws and the moral law.” Both Kasper and Danneels hailed homosexual “marriage” laws—while Martini and Danneels defended or even promoted legal abortion. For the “gently” leashed revolution leads, finally, to the “anti-creation”—pillared on the legal “rights” to abortion and the homosexual subversion of marriage.
“We will win,” insists Kasper to Martel, smiling.”
Personnel determines policy. Cheating might by a resume enhancement. Time will tell. By no means the worse thing some of Francis’ advisors have done.
“Last week Rosica admitted that he plagiarized, telling the National Postthat he “relied too much on compiled notes.” He also said that he, in the words of the National Post article, “relied on material prepared by interns.”
“It could have been cut and paste,” he said.
But now instances of plagiarism have been found going back 28 years, well before he had interns, and even before cut and paste was widely available with the advent of the internet.
“The early date (1992) and academic nature of this heavily plagiarized work suggest that Fr. Rosica’s current problems cannot be chalked up simply to careless interns or accidentally copying & pasting text from online,” tweeted Mathew Block of one of Rosica’s essays this morning. “The pattern of plagiarism goes back decades,” he added.”
I offer this site as a reference. As always use with discretion. There were a few quotes that tipped me from, a defender of Francis, to a silent observer, to an honest assessor. Below are the quotes taken as a whole, which tipped me a Siennian voice.
Did Mark Twain talk about slavery too much in the 1800’s. Did Twain need to find balance? Abortion is the issue of our age.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Pope says church is obsessed with gays, abortion, and birth control – ‘It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time….We have to find a new balance‘ (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
Chilling and prophetic.
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Pope Francis says ‘I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty‘ (VATICAN.VA)
What of justice that which is owed?
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Pope Francis said that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is ‘a form of torture‘ and called life sentences ‘a hidden death penalty‘ that should be abolished along with capital punishment (NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER)
This quote was particularly jarring.
JANUARY 19, 2015
Pope Francis tells Catholics they ‘do not need to breed like rabbits‘ (BBC)
I remember wincing when Francis said this.
MARCH 15, 2015
Pope Francis, when asked ‘What happens to that lost soul? Will it be punished?‘ replied ‘there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the beatitude of living in the presence of the Father. The souls that are annihilated will not take part in that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is finished.‘ (LA REPUBBLICA)
“There is a pattern here with Pope Francis that many Catholics are saying is simply too much and he must go. Archbishop Viganò, who had not spoken of thesecharges, concluded on just the information about McCarrick that Francis should resign.
As what these — and what many Catholics around the world are expecting to be even more cases — continue to be brought forward, the question of the Francis papacy has to be revisited and openly discussed.
The men around the Pope are cover-up artists who staged a phony summit to protect any more information about McCarrick coming public. Others are accused of their own cover-ups like Maradiaga and Gracias. But even the Pope himself has covered up these sins and crimes.
This papacy is going down in flames, and it’s happening fast. Whether he resigns or not, the cause of this massive collapse is the homosexuality accepted and protected by Francis and his cronies and massive culture of cover-up that almost every cardinal around him participates in — from Cupich to Wuerl to McCarrick to Maradiaga to Tobin and the list goes on.”
“Honest observers of his reign during the last five years would agree that the whatof his agenda has been to pull the Church to the left in many ways, albeit with substantial ambiguity, as evidenced by Amoris Laetitia and many other public statements. Honesty would also dictate that the how of his pontificate, his modus operandi or leadership style, has been to use control, manipulation, and other dictatorial measures to accomplish his goals along with stonewalling, obfuscation, and subterfuge when needed.
A fine Machiavellian tool box has been assembled. This was all on display at the recent dog and pony show called the sex abuse summit in Rome where the root cause of the pestilence (homosexual activity and predation in the priesthood), its effects (the abuse of men who are not children) and the depraved legacy of Theodore McCarrick, and those who protected him, were all swept under the rug.
It wasn’t that the prelates failed to talk about the elephant in the room; they averted their eyes from an entire herd.”
“Bishop Zanchetta, 54, had resigned as bishop of Orán in August 2017 and was appointed four months later by Pope Francis to a newly created position in the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which oversees the Vatican’s assets and real estate holdings.
Documents published Feb. 21 by The Tribune, a newspaper in the Salta region of Argentina, purport to show that the Vatican received a complaint about Bishop Zanchetta in 2015 and that Pope Francis had spoken to Bishop Zanchetta after the complaint was filed. The documents also claim that Bishop Zanchetta failed to register and report the sale of two church properties worth millions of dollars.
The documents seem to confirm earlier reporting by The Associated Press. Bishop Zanchetta also faces a judicial complaint of sexual abuse in Argentina that was recently made public.”
Rosica bears close scrutiny because of his tie into PF & the massive massive crisis. The author is correct. Rosica has a very long history of cheating & stealing.
Voris does an excellent job of detailing his dishonesty. My question, like that of McCarrick, why did he get a pass time after time? Who was interested in promoting him?
“But the scale of the plagiarism suggested deeply ingrained habits—those of an insecure and systematically dishonest writer. And the “apology” seemed calculated to minimize the crime in three ways: Though he said he was sorry, he also insisted his plagiarism wasn’t malicious, he described it as unintentional (an unfortunate accident resulting from sloppy research habits), and he blamed it on others (some of his material is drafted by “interns”).
From a priest who should know better, this is worrying. In addition to boasting academic credentials (degrees and institutional affiliations), he has delivered and published lectures and addresses for prominent audiences, is CEO of a Canadian media company (Salt and Light Media), and has been a media attaché for various Vatican initiatives. This isn’t just any priest who has plagiarized: Rosica is a communications expert, a professional intellectual, an authority. More than most ministers of the Word, he traffics in words.”