Saturday, October 18, 2014


The article below the video is again from Rorate Caeli and one must consider the source. It is anti-Bergolian to say the least. But given what has happened on Thursday and there is much evidence to support the rebellion that occurred, it is could well be true. I think we have to take this into account. The secular mass media seems to be indifferent to what happened which otherwise would have been front page news a generation ago!

But one cannot read the article below without reading between the lines in this wonderful interview by Cardinal Pell, the one who slam his fist down at the synod and in front of the pope and demanded, demanded that their deliberations be made public! Cardinal Mueller is a hero in this too! 

To what extent is there a tipping point in Rome is hard to know and we can only read the article below with a grain of salt. Pope Francis has made many enemies out of those who should have courted and collaborated with. He is into name calling of his closest  advisers and brother bishops and priests. This isn't good for a pope to do, there are other ways to win people over. He has been very judgmental of those in the Vatican and morale is quite low there to say the least. But read the article for yourself and decide for yourself what is true and isn't. 

guest-post by A Roman Source
"The general feeling is one of huge relief," says an influential professor at a Pontifical University. "On Thursday, at around noon, John Paul II operated a miracle at the Synod."

That was the hour when the uprising began against the man carefully chosen by Francis, his own first Cardinal, Lorenzo Baldisseri - dearly prized by Bergoglio for the inestimable services rendered before and during the 2013 Conclave - picked over a year before the Synod to orchestrate both assemblies, in 2014 and 2015, so that they could reach the results willed by the Pope without any dissension. It was a hard task, but Baldisseri dedicated himself strenuously to it, and the essential datum was the media operation. As long as the Synod workings remained secret, the media operation would proceed in fast movements of faits accomplis impossible to be stopped by any force, so that the end result would have been a revolutionary final relatio that would work as the great acclamation of Pope Francis by the world episcopate, almost in a guru-like fashion, as the glorious leader whose mastery of events cannot be denied or stopped.

In this series of faits accomplis, the first week relatio, written by Archbishop Bruno Forte before the Synod, was to have been a dazzling step: and everyone knows here in Rome that Francis knew, read, and approved it for publication. Nothing of this size happens in this most personalistic and egocentric of papacies without the direct knowledge of the Pope. What was unexpected, but should not have been, was that, despite the intense pressure, the majority decided that it was more Wojtylian than Bergoglian.

I have spoken to a huge number of prelates in the past few days, many of them Synod Fathers. They are all furious and indignant with Francis. A president of a Conference of Bishops of a large African country even called him to my face "an agent of disruption." The right word to describe the general atmosphere reigning in the Curia and the Synod, after 18 months of a government imposed by fear and persecution, is one I've heard several times in the past week: "esasperazione" ("exasperation"). The experiences of the past century show that a government of fear and manipulation cannot subsist for long without rebellion, and that was what erupted on Thursday. It was as if a pressure cooker exploded at the end of an 18-month-long simmering.

The Synod has failed, because its aims were thwarted by this explosion of angst under pressure, and this is what makes this "Extraordinary Synod" truly extraordinary! The protest of the Synod Fathers against Baldisseri of October 16 was unheard-of at any time of the past 50 years, and the silence of the mainstream media is stunning, considering the enormity of what took place. The Italian mainstream media was caught completely off-guard, and already this Saturday they attempt to salvage the prestige of Papa Bergoglio by transferring the responsibility for the failure to his collaborators, including Baldisseri, but everybody knows that these were only faithful and unwavering agents of his powerful will.

In the meantime, the prestige of Cardinal Kasper has reached the lowest possible levels; the leaders of the uprising are considered heroes.

In any event, the 2014 Synod is just a step of a path in which Francis and his allies are making many mistakes, many derived from their unending hubris, and an unexpected resistance is showing itself - a resistance that is being minimized by the mainstream press throughout the world.

As for the Synod final text, what will it look like? Probably quite bad, but less so than the one that had already been crafted and that was expected. The optimism of the "Progressives" is in shambles, and the final text of the Synod is at this point a secondary issue: what matters is the battle that will be fought from now up to the next assembly, in 2015. Francis will not take what happened lightly, and Baldisseri must be under enormous pressure from above to manipulate the 2015 meeting in a way that can't be thwarted by any new miracle by John Paul II.


George said...

The Holy Father has said some things at times which give me cause for concern. Right now, I think we should sit back and take a deep breath. It could be that in the end, despite some of what was said at the Synod, that Pope Francis' only objective is to change the tone of our response to the world as Catholics. The style, not the substance (which he really can't change anyway). He does seem to push the envelope in some of his comments. His pastoral theology and approach comes from his experiences down in Argentina where he went to the extreme periphery of the Church. What did he encounter there? What kind of difficult situations?
One can only imagine. These must be dealt with in some way and I think that is what he is grappling with. Really, in a completely different set of circumstances one sees a similar situation with the Church in Europe; in Germany, France, Britain and other countries. I would like to see a Synod which focuses on the Church in those parts of the world(Africa ,Asia) where the Church is strong and growing, her members are faithful believers, and no change in tone or outreach is necessary.What are they doing that the Church in the other parts of the world could learn from? As always, we should unremittingly pray for the Holy Father and the conversion of sinners.

Gene said...

There once was a Pope named Francis,
Who had liberal ants in his pantses.
Burke came a long way
And brought here-tick spray,
And went on a couple of rantses.

George said...

Here is a good commentary on the Synod.

rcg said...

This is troublesome. I think we ned to pull our heads out now and start watching the ramparts. This sort of 'victory' comes with a price; namely that the Church will have been revealed as the bastion Truth, hated beyond reason by those who wanted this to happen. What could not be done from within they think now can be done from outside. This solidifies and unites the enemy into a renewed and invigorated assault. There are no longer any weapons they feel prohibited to use against us. The enemy feel justified in any means and know the lukewarm will agree and officially not choose sides. We are on our own, just like the Nigerians against Boko Haram.

Lots of wolves out there. We must stay wake, keep the formation tight, comforted in the foreknowledge of victory for our Lord. There will be time enough later for celebration and tears.

Miss Anne Thrope said...

That Modernist "Cardinal" Pell, flaunting a white clerical shirt, is surely the anti-Christ in sheep's clothing, preparing to undermine 2000 years of Catholic Tradition and sell out to the progressives who are enemies of the Church and who want nothing more than to hand over the bazillions of dollars of artwork held by Holy Mother Church to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the home of the "Devil's Bible" and everything counter-Christian that is good and Holy, and I am not talking BOMBSHELLS here but just pointing out what is obvious to anyone who has ears to see and eyes to hear.