With all the bishops and cardinals at the Vatican for the summit on the youth and a real concern from some quarters of these bishops that Pope Francis wants to make liquid (water down) the Catholic Faith to keep the young engaged, especially those with same sex attraction disorders, two strikingly ultra orthodox things have come from Pope Francis' Vatican in two days.
Whatever you want to say about "Vigano" as Cardinal Ouelett calls him (I wonder if Vigano will be defrocked) he does articulate some of the righteous anger and rage that many in the Vatican feel toward Pope Francis who has so polarized the Church in the last 5 years with His Holiness' "spirit of the Vatican, part II, the 1970's revisited". So maybe the Holy Father is fearful of a hitman himself?
The first was what I reported yesterday which certainly had to be approved by Pope Francis:
Rome has effectively fired, that is refused the nihil obstat for another term, the Rector of the German Jesuit theological college of Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt.
Fr Ansgar Wucherpfennig SJ (together with the Dean of Frankfurt, Father Johannes Count von und zu Eltz) had publicly defended homosexual relationships as something "to be valued" and even performed blessings of such couples. The Congregation for Catholic Education in conjunction with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has now withheld the nihil obstat for his new term as Rector, to which he had been elected by academic committee.
The second was the Holy Father's very judgemental words about those who secure abortions. This is what His Holiness said: