Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BECAUSE HE CAUSED SUCH A MAJOR SCANDAL AND MAJOR EMBARASSMENT TO THE HOLY FATHER, IT HAD TO HAPPEN!

Monignor Dario Edoardo Vigano Monsignor Dario Edoardo Vigano  (Vatican Media)

Vatican’s Prefect for Communication resigns

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication.
 
Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Mons. Dario E. Viganò, the man he had chosen to spearhead the Vatican media reform.

In a letter published by the Holy See Press Office, the Pope said that after having reflected carefully on Monsignor’s Viganò’s request to step down from his position as Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, he accepts his resignation “not without some effort”.

In the letter the Pope nominates Viganò "Assessor" for the Dicastery of Communication asking him to stay on within the Secretariat so as to be able to continue to give his “human and professional contribution” to the new Prefect and to the media reform.

In his letter addressed to Pope Francis, and dated 19 March, Viganò refers to recent controversy concerning his work and thanks the Pope for the “paternal and solid” support manifested throughout his mandate.

However, he explains he has decided to step down out of respect for the people who have worked alongside him during these years, and to avoid that the “Motu Proproi,” on the Vatican media reform, can in any way be “delayed, damaged or even blocked”.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

“In the letter the Pope nominates Viganò "Assessor" for the Dicastery of Communication asking him to stay on within the Secretariat so as to be able to continue to give his “human and professional contribution” to the new Prefect and to the media reform.”

So basically he remains were he is, he just lost a title. So Francis has kept on another lying deceitful priest. Cardinal Maradiago, Bishop Barros, Cardinal Danneels, Cardinal Marx, Cardinal Baldiserri and the list goes on and on and on. The prince of lies must be very happy.

TJM said...

Indeed the prince of lies is happy.

Mark Thomas said...

Monsignor Viganò resigned.

Conversely, many bloggers within the Catholic blogosphere have, for years, promoted lie after lie about His Holiness Pope Francis. Said bloggers have misrepresented Pope Francis.

However, said folks have remained in place. They have refused to resign. In the human sense, they don't answer to anybody. Time and again, they have been wrong about Pope Francis.

They have refused to apologize for the countless fake news stories that they've employed to defame Pope Francis.

But they are keen to denounce Vatican officials who have issued supposed fake news stories,

Pax.

Mark Thomas

ByzRC said...

Mark Thomas -

Does this somehow make Monsignor Vigano's performance or, lack thereof okay? I acknowledge that you are entitled to your opinion but, wow, where does one start to rationalize this one - government official vs. blogosphere.

Anonymous said...

“They have refused to apologize for the countless fake news stories that they've employed to defame Pope Francis.” What fake news stories about Bergoglio? The Church is being ripped apart. Entire bishops conferences are teaching heresy and nothing is done. That man is evil and needs to be proven the liar and the destroyer that he is.

“But they are keen to denounce Vatican officials who have issued supposed fake news stories.” It wasn’t fake news. It was proven that that priest deliberately blurred Pope Benedict’s letter and intentionally left out parts of that letter.

Fr Martin Fox said...

Curious:

First we have folks saying, "nothing to see here, this is all nothing."

Then Vigano resigns.

Sounds like more than "nothing."

TJM said...

ByzRC,

Logic isn't MT's strong suit. You're wasting your time.

Mark Thomas said...

ByzRC,

In line with Church teaching — 2477, 2478, 2479 — I accept Monsignor Viganò's account of the supposed "scandal" in which he was involved.

It is a shame that controversies about Monsignor Viganò's acts that, beyond his intentions, destabilized "the great complex work of reform" to which His Holiness had entrusted to Monsignor Viganò.

But in humble fashion, and in regard to his love for the Church, as well as the Holy Father, Monsignor Viganò tendered his resignation to Pope Francis.

I have great respect for Monsignor Viganò.

I appreciate as well Pope Francis' holy, merciful treatment of Monsignor Viganò. Rather than have thrown in with certain folks — a veritable lynch mob — who had shaken their fists at Monsignor Viganò, Pope Francis treated Monsignor Viganò in Catholic fashion.

Pope Francis noted Monsignor Viganò's "humility” and “profound sensus ecclesiae.”

In the face of mistreatment that he received from certain folks, Monsignor Viganò, an upright, humble, holy priest, demonstrated the manner in which a holy man should act.

That applies as well to His Holiness Pope Francis in regard to the holy Catholic manner in which he has treated Monsignor Viganò.

Peace to God's holy, humble servants — Pope Francis and Monsignor Viganò.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Anonymous said...

“Peace to God's holy, humble servants — Pope Francis and Monsignor Viganò.” Humble and servant are not words that come to my mind when looking for a way to describe Francis. Authoritarian, brute, phony, are just a few. It’s true that Francis treated Vigano in a charitable way. He does that for all liberals and eni it’s of the Church. He hasn’t treated Cardinals Burke, Sarah to well. Before Mark Thomas chimes in....yes I am aware that they hold offices but in name only. They are undermined at every turn and humiliated. The treatment of Cardinal Burke, a man of superior intellect and spirituality than Francis could ever hope to achieve is scandalous. I just hope I live long enough to see a pope and ecumenical council denounce Francis as a heretic and antipope.

Mark Thomas said...

Anonymous said..."The treatment of Cardinal Burke, a man of superior intellect and spirituality than Francis could ever hope to achieve is scandalous."

Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke disagree with you. Pope Francis declared that he isn't opposed to Cardinal Burke.

In turn, Cardinal Burke has made it clear that Pope Francis and he are not at war against each other.

In fact, Pope Francis assigned to Cardinal Burke the important task that concerned the investigation of Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana.

Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke have made it clear that their supposed feud is fake news.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas said...

Anonymous said..."Humble and servant are not words that come to my mind when looking for a way to describe Francis."

We disagree.
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Anonymous said..."It’s true that Francis treated Vigano in a charitable way. He does that for all liberals and eni it’s of the Church."

He also treats "traditional" Catholics in similar fashion. Example: He treats the SSPX in charitable fashion. He treats Bishop Rifan in charitable fashion. He treats the FSSP in charitable fashion.
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Anonymous said..."I just hope I live long enough to see a pope and ecumenical council denounce Francis as a heretic and antipope."

The more positive, Catholic approach is to pray that God will lead His Holiness Pope Francis into Sainthood.

Pray for Pope Francis. Offer Rosaries on Pope Francis' behalf.

You hope that His Holiness Pope Francis is denounced as a heretic and antipope.

I hope that His Holiness Pope Francis is elevated to the altars.

I don't care for your approach in question.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

ByzRC said...

Mark Thomas -

I appreciate your response. I don't know what to say other than we are in two different places on these matters. To me, the statements by HH and Cardinal Burke were for the benefit of the laity - so as not to scandalize. Behind closed doors, my suspicion is that the relationship isn't as amicable. BTW, I don't hope for the actions noted by Anonymous @ 7:09.

Mark Thomas said...

ByzRC,

I believe that we should accept without question the statements from Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke in regard to their relationship with each other.

ByzRC, the following is not meant to be nasty: Given your statements about Pope Francis, I am surprised that you believe that he does not wish to "scandalize" the laity in regard to his relationship with Cardinal Burke.

Anyway, I don't have any reason to believe that behind closed doors, Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke don't enjoy an amicable relationship.

All I know is that publicly, Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke have declared that their relationship with each other is amicable.
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Cardinal Burke has several times declared that it is incorrect to portray as hostile his relationship with Pope Francis.

Cardinal Burke declared publicly that his conversations with Pope Francis have been "friendly."

He noted that he has never spoken in disrespectful fashion about Pope.
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In regard to the media portrayal of his relationship with His Holiness Pope Francis, Cardinal Burke said that "it’s all a caricature."

Again, Cardinal Burke has insisted many times that his relationship with Pope Francis is not adversarial.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas said...

Anonymous at 7:09 am: "I just hope I live long enough to see a pope and ecumenical council denounce Francis as a heretic and antipope."

May I suggest the following uplifting Catholic approach in regard to our relationship with His Holiness Pope Francis:

From the Roman Missal, prayer for the Pope:

"O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church."
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Or the following prayer offered on Good Friday:

From the "Traditional" Roman Liturgy (Good Friday prayer):

"Let us pray also for our most holy Pope Francis, that our God and Lord, who chose him to the order of the episcopacy, may preserve him in health and safety, for the good of His holy Church, to govern the holy people of God."

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Or: From the Novus Ordo Good Friday Intercessory Prayer for the Pope:

"For the Pope:

Let us pray

For our Holy Father, Pope Francis, That God who chose him to be bishop May give him health and strength To guide and govern God’s holy people.

Almighty and eternal God, You guide all things by your word, You govern all Christian people.

In your love protect the Pope you have chosen for us.

Under his leadership deepen our faith And make us better Christians. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen."

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Pax.

Mark Thomas

ByzRC said...

Mark -

I'm just not inclined to believe everything I read. Nothing doctrinal is considered just the working relationship between two men. Like I said, publicly there are smiles and toleration; privately, I suspect, given their differing world views, that it's a different dynamic. Look how many divorcing couples put on the happy face for the benefit of their children. I'm not there to know but, perhaps the same situation here.

Anonymous said...

Any pope who teaches heresy through surrogates, which is what Francis does, is a heretic. The Church has ALWAYS taught that there are no exceptions to the moral law. In other words adultery is always and at all times a mortal sin. Not because the Church at one period of time taught this but because God Himself has commanded “Thou shalt not commit adultery”. Neither Francis or any synod or council can change that. Francis does not have the power or the authority to change Truth. 2 + 2 NEVER = 5! I don’t care if the entire Jesuit order says it sometimes does, it never does. Adultery is NEVER acceptable in the eyes of God! Not under any circumstances. Would we allow or be merciful to racist people. Is okay to burn crosses on the lawns of black people in certain circumstances?! No! No rational person would ever under any circumstances justify doing such a horrible act. But bishop after bishop I said lining up to justify every type of fornication as somehow understandable and acceptable to God.

Jesus Christ NEVER EVER in the gospels justified adultery or any sin. Just the opposite. Christ said to the woman caught in adultery “And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst. [10] Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? “Hath no man condemned thee? Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more. [12] Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

That is a very different teaching than what Francis is spewing. His silence in the face of spreading heresy is consent to those teachings. His duty as a pope is to preserve and protect and teach with clarity the Catholic Faith. He has been obstinate in his refusal to do so. And what does scripture say in regard to such a person. Read the letter to Titus “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.”

Francis must answer the dubia.