Thursday, February 21, 2013

Did the Pope's discovery of an influential "gay lobby" in the Vatican lead to his abdication?

The Vatileaks dossier as a fourth secret of Fatima . Three "James Bond" Cardinals had to write it, at the command of Pope Benedict XVI, after his former butler had removed some confidential documents. They all all over eighty and therefore will not enter the next conclave: Julián Herranz, Josef Tomko and Salvatore De Giorgi. Months and months of painstaking investigation, interrogation, analysis of the alliances that have been consolidated within the hallowed halls in order to compile, report after report, a file that is burning hot.

On December 17, the three cardinals have delivered the only existing copy into the hands of the Pope, as confirmed by the director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi. A dossier on Vatileaks, which will be inherited by the new Pontiff, which even if only for the highly symbolic gesture of Benedict XVI who received in private audience on his penultimate day the three "007" cardinals, will weigh more than a little on the next pontificate. Today some excerpts of what was written in those papers are revealed by Conchita De Gregorio of La Repubblica  and Ignazio Ingrao of Panorama.

Everything turns around the infringement of two commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not steal. That is the sex and money which are in the middle of the dark story of Vatileaks. A dark page of the Church of Rome is destined to be open for a long time after the short reign of Ratzinger. As is apparent from these indiscretions, Benedict XVI, who has lived in the Roman Curia for thirty-two years, would have discovered by reading the pages of the dossier that the filth in the Church which he had denounced as a cardinal is far beyond his imagination.

From the report, and perhaps this is the part that shocked most of the Pope, there is a "gay lobby" within the Vatican, which included the most influential and networked within those hallowed halls.

The biographer of Benedict XVI, Peter Seewald, categorically ruled out, after having spoken directly with the German Pope about the drafting of a new book soon to be published, that the renunciation of the papacy has been made by Ratzinger because of the scandal Vatileaks. But most likely the file, which has been two months on the desk of Pope Benedict XVI, has confirmed the decision to give to someone else the government of the Church of Rome. This is a thesis that is supported by the director of "Tv2000", Dino Boffo, prominent among the victims of the Vatileaks story.

According Boffo, in fact, the Pope's decision to renounce the papacy is designed to "put an end to a power management which can offend the least and the lowly." "I think" - adds the director of TV forthe Italian bishops - that the Holy See should get rid of the infamous habit of anonymous letters without signatures and without senders ". Meanwhile, the last stab at the Pope comes from his homeland. A few weeks before the conclave, the German Bishops' Conference today expressed a favorable opinion, within certain conditions, about the administration of the morning-after pill to women who request it after they have been victims of rape . The yes of the fellow bishops of the Pope, however, is partial. The clinics are authorized to administer the pill only when clinically the drug can prevent fertilization of the egg and not when its effect would be to cause an abortion. The distinction is very important: human life begins, according to the decision of the German Bishops' Conference, when the egg is fertilized, then intervening before a human life is not suppressed.


Foul play by the German bishops- "Morning after" pill: a fait accompli during the Sede Vacante

The German Catholic Bishops conference today approved of the use of the morning after pill in cases of rape.

The following commentary was published earlier in the week- but it was clear which way they were going.

"Are the German bishops playing foul by exploiting the Roman interregnum?" They convey this impression at least writes the Spanish church historian Francisco de la Cigoña. Although the Holy See only is vacant on 28 February, there is little doubt that in these final days of the pontificate of Benedict XVI, which are taken up by Lenten exercises, substantial papal decisions are hardly to be expected. "We experience a church that is for a month without a head," said de la Cigoña.

"It seems almost pathetic that the German bishops could take advantage of this time to introduce the morning-after pill and provide the next Pope with a fait accompli," said church historian on recent German events. No sooner does the Pope tender his resignation, than the German bishops availed themselves og the opportunity of a semi-Sede Vacante and soon the full Sede Vacante, to turn their backs on "non-negotiable values"? It all began with a media hyped rape case in Cologne which distorted the facts.

Rape cases represent only a tiny number of all the reasons for abortion and have been used since the beginning of the abortion debate as the crowbar with which the abortion lobby could overturn the right to life. And this has been very successful. A marginal exception is converted into a measure of the total issue, because it can be used as a moral cudgel against pro-lifers. The urge to defend himself against the media orchestrated attacks against institutions of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Cardinal Archbishop Joachim Meisner pussyfooted into abortion cases, by leaning on alleged research coming from all place the abortion lobby.

Since then, the question is asked whether he was simply advised poorly or if there is an actual change of direction in the Catholic Church in Germany. Perhaps to finally break out of the corset of the protection of life, which seems so little to relevant to "modern life" and even less with the current legislation.

The rape case seems to drive the abortion wedge in the Catholic Church. From the German bishops namely no criticism of Meisner's position was heard. With nuances from the Archbishop of Berlin, Cardinal Woelki to the Essen bishop, Cardinal Lehmann came consent. It seems as if the majority of the German bishops agree to use the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI as an opportunity to differentiate themselves in a central ethical question from the Roman position. This is not new. Since the "Königstein Declaration" of 1968 in response to the prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae of Pope Paul VI. the German bishops have been in conflict with Rome. A wound of disobedience that has not healed to this day.

The results of the cited study, the Spanish church historian will be sure to investigate. The results presented by the abortion lobby alone are not enough, however. They must first be confirmed. And even then, there are still a number of other issues to consider, such as the prophylactic effect, over the use of force to the openess to life, before making a decision.

"A decision cannot be made while the Chair of Peter is vacant, or over the head of the Pope," said de la Cigoña.


Pope lifts ultimatum on SSPX

This morning, 22 February the "ultimatum" would have expired which the Curial Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, who heads the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei presented to the Society of St. Pius X.. By that date, the SSPX which was founded by Archbishop Lefebvre had make a response to the June 2012, "Doctrinal preamble" presented by the Vatican.

At noon today, theVatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that Pope Benedict XVI would leave the matter of the SSPX to his successor, without making any further details. Pope Benedict XVI has apparently lifted the deadline given in the Archbishop's letert. The question remains open until the new head of the church gives new directives.