Friday, March 15, 2013

Communists desecrate Cathedral in Buenos Aires

A few hours before the election of a new Pope, revolutionary activists broke into the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, thus preventing the celebration of the Mass.

About 200 ultra-leftist demonstrators with red flags, entered the Cathedral in Buenos Aires. It was not yet known that the Cardinal Bergoglio was to be elected Pope.

The occupation of the Church began in the morning and lasted for five hours. It was impossible to celebrate Mass for the intention of the conclave, which six Argentine bishops concelebrated. Leftists of the "People's Movement for Dignity" came with drums and food, demanding that all government subsidies should flow only to secular state schools, not to the Catholic institutions that receive half of them.

Demonstrators hung a banner at the entrance to the temple. One of leftists gathered reporters together abd explained that it was decided to stop the Mass "because the door was open, so we walked in, because this is an open public space, and hung posters inside and outside the church."


"Never has the seminary of Buenos Aires had as few seminarians as today."

Cardinal Bergoglio wishes to be a poor man among the poor. He cultivates a militant humility, but can prove humiliating for the Church. His appearance in the loggia of St. Peter’s in a simple cassock without his rochet and mozzetta is a perfect illustration. He is a fine politician… And idealistic apostle of the poverty of the 70’s, he is completely turned towards the people, the poor, but without being a disciple of the theology of liberation.

Very conscious of the dilapidated state of his clergy, he did nothing to fix things. Never has the seminary of Buenos Aires had as few seminarians as today. It is a disaster, as have been the liturgies presided over by the “Cardinal of the Poor.” With him, we risk to see once again the masses of Paul VI’s pontificate, a far cry from Benedict XVI’s efforts to restore to their honor the worthy liturgical ceremonies.

He was firmly opposed to abortion. But while he wrote a beautiful letter to the Carmelites of Buenos Aires against the homosexual “marriage” bill – which was unfortunately voted through in the end – he had a regrettable discourse read during the protest against this bill, in which the name of Our Lord was not pronounced even once, while the Evangelistic pastor who spoke before him to excite the crowd delivered a more courageous discourse…(see DICI #219, July 24, 2010).

During an ecumenical meeting, he knelt to receive the blessing of two pastors.

He is a man of consensus, who hates confrontations. He kept his distance from the Catholics who denounced the blasphemous expositions that were held in Buenos Aires.

I have met him 5 or 6 times and he has always received me with benevolence, seeking to grant me what I wished, without going out of his way to overcome obstacles….

Superior of the SSPX for South America.


Cathcon- not a good sign, bishops who cannot revive their seminaries begin to talk about greater lay involvement, creating a pseudo-clerical elite.  

Pope Francis snubs Cardinal Law

The first days of his papacy to Pope Francis, the archbishop of Buenos Aires elected Pope with the white smoke on Wednesday evening began with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

And here that Pope Francis, after meeting Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston, retired ordered him to be removed. The Cardinal was accused of covering up for the pedophile priests in his diocese.

"I will not frequent this church," he said Papa Francesco. The Vatican spokesman sought to play down the incident.

According to reports from Fata Quottidiano , Cardinal Law wanted to meet the new Pontiff. But he did not like to do so. Papa Francis is now planning to move the Cardinal involved in the pedophilia scandal, pushing him into a monastery, as originally wanted by the Vatican, which, however, never materialized.

"Cardinal Law was present in a discrete manner in the chapel along with the members of the chapter and confessors, having been until recently the Dean of St. Maria Maggiore. Then he returned to his home. Nothing to add. " Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, told Adnkronos in response to journalistic speculation whereby yesterday Pope Francis during his visit to the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore in Rome, told Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, to keep away from the Basilica.


Cathcon- whether or not the Pope said anything, the message is clear. A monastery walls will enclose Cardinal Law

Statement by Jesuit priest tortured under the Junta on the role of the Pope

Statement of Father Franz Jalics SJ

Since 1957, I lived in Buenos Aires. In 1974, moved by the inner desire to live the Gospel and raise awareness about the terrible poverty, and with the permission of Archbishop Aramburu and the then Provincial Fr Jorge Mario Bergoglio I moved with a fellow Jesuit into a "favela", a city slum. From there we continued our teaching at the University.

In the then existing civil war-like situation, the  military junta in one to two years, killed approximately 30,000 people, left-wing guerrillas, as well as innocent civilians. We two in the slums had neither contact with the junta or the guerillas.   Through lack of information as well as deliberate misinformation, however, our position within the church was also misleading. At that time, we lost touch with one of our lay collaborators, as the person had joined the guerrillas. After nine months later,  he was captured by the soldiers of the Junta and interrogated and they found out that he was associated with us. On the assumption that we are dealing with the guerrillas, we were arrested. After a five-day interrogation of both of us,  the officer who conducted the questioning, released us with these words: "Fathers, you were not to blame. I will make sure that you can go back to the slums. " Despite this commitment,  we were then, for some inexplicable reason kept blindfolded and handcuffed in custody for five months. I cannot comment on the role in these processes in P. Bergoglio

After our liberation, I left Argentina. Only years later we had the opportunity to meet  Father Bergoglio who had meanwhile been appointed Archbishop of Buenos Aires, to discuss the events. Then we have celebrated Mass publicly and we hugged solemnly. I am reconciled to the events and consider it in my turn to be a closed matter.

I wish Pope Francis God's blessings for his office.

P. Franz Jalics SJ
15th March 2013


Background story

Pope Francis DID approve a Latin Mass Centre

Extract from Dr Robert Moynihan's blog

Here below is one of several sources for my statement regarding Cardinal Bergoglio’s attitude toward the old Mass. It says, in Spanish, that the new Pope was a “sworn enemy” of the traditional Mass and that he took action against priests who expressed interest in Summorum Pontificum. I deduced from this that Cardinal Bergoglio has been “hostile” to the old Mass, and wrote that. Here is the quote in Spanish, and the link to the source:

“Enemigo jurado de la misa tradicional, no ha permitido sino parodias en manos de enemigos declarados de la liturgia antigua. Ha perseguido a todo sacerdote que se empeñó en usar sotana, predicar con solidez o que se haya interesado en la Summorum Pontificum.”

However, I have since received a large number of other emails containing very different information. Here is one from a respected Catholic philosopher and writer whom I trust a great deal:

Dear Robert,
I read with passionate interest all the reports you sent us since Benedict XVI (to my deep regret) stepped down. I thank you for them; they were remarkably well done, informative and expressing your love for the Church.

But I was deeply grieved today in reading that you write that Francis I is hostile to the Tridentine Mass. This must be a terrible misinformation likely to do a lot of harm to many of your readers.

Archbishop Bergoglio, upon receiving the information that Benedictine XVI (at my repeated requests) had granted a universal indult, designated the Church Michel Angelo as the one place where the traditional Mass would be said. Its pastor, Padre Ricardo Dotro (I might get the name wrong) a well-trained liturgist, was going to say it to those who wished it. It was well-attended; hundred of people with their old missals, even some younger people, ladies wearing Mantillas, and modestly dressed, six candles on the altar, Mass ad orientem, kneeling for communion on the tongue.

I fear you were misinformed. Because the Mass had not been said for 40 years, all the younger priests could not say it. This was well-calculated; if no one can say that mass, that it certain to bury it. But it survived.

I wish you would correct this. Many of your devoted readers will be, like me, deeply grieved, unless you do. In the joy of Habemus papam and thanking you for your great work, I am, dear Robert, yours in caritate Christi.
(end of letter)
And, even more, I agree with what one reader writes: “Unlike Pope Benedict, I would not be at all surprised to see Pope Francis publicly offer a traditional Latin Mass some day. He has a deep devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, is said to practice the Five First Saturday Devotions, and prays 15 decades of the Rosary each day. I believe that, after he meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict, reads the 300-page dossier on the Vatileaks scandal, and reads the rest of the Third Secret of Fatima, he will be a different man than he was as archbishop, then cardinal, in Argentina.”

Full story- all good news about Pope Francis.

As he says
"We can walk as much as we wish, we can build many things, but if we do not confess Jesus Christ, it is no good. We will become a humanitarian NGO, but not the Church, bride of the Lord."


“He who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil.” - a quote from Leon Bloy

Links of Pope Francis to military dictatorship

Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election as Pope has already triggered fierce debate about his past. Was Francis a helper of the Argentine military regime? No, says a Nobel Peace Prize. And rather that he was affirm the surviving relatives of a torture victim.

Speechlessness followed the cheers: With a simple "Buonasera" the new Pope Francis welcomed his flock in Rome - and made a joke about his origin "at the end of the world" . A rhetorical hit that was highly appreciated at the crowd. Even in his native Argentina enthusiasm and a party atmosphere prevailed. However, not among all.

"I can not believe it. I am so sad and so full of rage that I do not know what to do", the sister of the deceased priest and torture victim Orlando Yorio wrote in an email to the journalist Horacio Verbitsky. "Now he has achieved what he wanted."

"He", is for Graciela Yorio the power-hungry man who betrayed her brother and the Hungarian Jesuit Franz Jalics to the military regime- who did not prevent the two clerics from being imprisoned for five months in prison and tortured. "He", now Pope Francis, was still Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Jesuit Provincial of the Argentine.

The two liberation theologians were kidnapped on 23 May in 1976 in a slum where they undertook mission and social work. "Many people who were associated with the political far right saw our presence in the slums with suspicion," Father Jalics later recalled in his memoirs. "They interpreted the fact that we lived there as support for the guerrillas and denounced us as terrorists."

The henchmen of the regime dragged the two Jesuits into the dreaded torture prison Escuela de Mecánica de la Armada (Esma). After five months of detention, they were stripped half-naked and exposed, pumped full of drugs in a field. The priests complained to the Roman Father General Pedro Arrupe about Bergoglio. They had already been expelled from the Jesuit order - allegedly because contacts with women and "obedience conflicts".

For the victims, there was no doubt: Bergoglio had knowingly left them to the death squads. The Jesuit leaders rejected the accusations, rather he had acted behind the scenes to free Yorio and Jalics. In his autobiography, "The Jesuit" from the year 2010, he writes: "I have done what I could to stand up for the hostages, with the age, that I had reached, and the few contacts that I could count on."

Jalics "at peace" with Bergoglio
Human rights lawyer Marcello Parilli reported in April 2005 about the alleged involvement in the kidnapping - just before the conclave in which Bergoglio obtain the second highest number of votes, but withdrew in favor of Ratzinger. A Jesuit spokesman said the report at that time was a "slander". Bergoglio his right not to testify in court twice. When he testified in 2010, his comments were said to be "evasive" by human rights lawyer Myriam Bregman. In 2012 a collective apology for transgressions of the Argentine bishops of the Church in the seventies followed - about 30 years too late.

Yorio never fully recovered from the traumatic experiences in prison. He died in 2000 in Uruguay (Cathcon- blaming Bergoglio for what happened until the day he died, according to other reports). Franz Jalics survived the hard times under torture only with the help of meditation and permanent prayer. He went to Germany in 1978, later writing a book on contemplative retreats. He did not wish to comment to SPIEGEL ONLINE. "He is at peace with Bergoglio" said Jesuit spokesman Thomas Busch. "Some years ago Father Jalics by invitation of the Archbishop went to Buenos Aires, where they talked things over." Nothing is known about the content of the interview.

In Jalics' book from 1995 the reality sounds rather different: leading up to the kidnapping, he described to a Superior the precarious situation and stated that "he (Cathcon- the Superior) is playing with our lives." The "man" promised to inform the military that they were not terrorists. Dozens of documents and the testimony of a witness prove, however, that the same "man" did not defend them, but further denounced them. The same his fellow sufferer Yorio had reported late seventies - but he then had cited the name: Bergoglio.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel sprang to the defence of the embattled new Pope on Thursday : "Bergoglio was not an accomplice of the dictatorship," he told, "BBC Mundo". He did not put in question that the church has been silent during the military dictatorship, and it "had provided many bishops who were passive." In Argentina, the military government from 1976 to 1983 led a bloody war against opponents of the regime. The number of desaparecidos, the disappeared is estimated to be 30000. They were kidnapped, tortured and murdered.

The Argentine investigative journalist Horacio Verbitsky - nicknamed "the dog" - has written numerous essays and books on the fateful combination of Catholic church and military dictatorship. He published in 2010 an interview with Yorios sister and brother, Graciela and Rodolfo.

According to them, Bergoglio said in an personal discussion that he put the resolving of the problem fully on the intelligence officers of the army. They would conduct interviews with detainees. Bergoglio had important connections - allegedly he met with Admiral Emilio Massera, a leading member of the junta. The subject explained that he wished to support the clergy discreetly at these meetings. He had nothing to hide.
"I know people he has helped," said Rodolfo, Yorios brother: "That reveals his two faces and its proximity to the military power. He is a master of ambiguity." The bitter reproach: "If the army killed someone, he let it happen, when they rescued him, he was the one who saved him." Therefore, there are people who think he is a saint. "And others are afraid of him."


Cathcon- a comparison with the entirely unjust allegations against Pope Benedict of being a Nazi is called for. Suspect much more information will start appearing about these and other cases.  If it is proved he actually handed over names, we are looking at a second Papal resignation this year. It was said at the time of the Williamson affair that someone should have googled him in the Vatican- it seems that no-one googled Bergoglio or he would not have been elected on the precautionary principle that this might end being a great scandal

Bergoglio's calls for national reconciliation have been seen as an obstacle to the proper investigation of the cases of the 30,000 disappeared. Was this done for the benefit of the Church and the nation, or himself personally?