Pope provides protection for abusing priest

De Donatis and Pope Francis agree on one thing: to provide cover for Rupnik

The press release of the Vicariate of Rome continues to defend Rupnik and the Aletti Centre.

The eyes are the mirror of the soul and they as black as night

A few hours were enough for the Vicariate of Rome to accept the diktat of Santa Marta. On Friday, 15 September 2023, the 'theologian' Maria Campatelli had appeared before the Pontiff. On the agenda was the communiqué to be published, since in recent weeks Father Giacomo Incitti had delivered the report on the Aletti Centre. Bergoglio wanted to put his stamp on everything that had to be written. 

Satisfaction in the Vicariate, in particular from Vicar Angelo De Donatis, who read with satisfaction Incitti's remarks on Daniele Libanori and his work. The visit had been arranged by the Cardinal Vicar himself in January 2023. As we had pointed out in recent months, De Donatis never accepted the remarks made, by multiple people and realities, about his mentor and spiritual father, Marko Ivan Rupnik. This has led to a handling of this case that has also been detrimental to the cardinal himself, who has lost credibility within his presbytery. Today, the priest is even still referred to as 'father'. It would be good to remind the Vicariate of Rome that Rupnik has been dismissed from the Jesuit Order.

The canonical visitation

The communiqué reveals the usual critical communication issues that characterise the Vicariate of Rome and are exacerbated by the interference of the Pontiff himself. Already in the communiqué of 22 December 2022, the Vicariate had committed numerous errors by lashing out at the media, rather than examining the anomalous behaviour of the Slovenian Jesuit and the Aletti Centre.

Today's communiqué shows how abuse of conscience is the order of the day in the Catholic Church. First of all, a visit is called a Canonical Visit which, in reality, has all the characteristics of an Apostolic Visit. The only difference is that the Pope refused to make it from home. The text very much echoes that of Campatelli.

See background and also here

What is a wrong attitude and absolutely to be condemned, here, instead, is exalted and wrapped in rotten 'spirituality'. The Vicariate writes: "The Visitator has been able to ascertain that the members of the Aletti Centre, although embittered by the accusations received and the manner in which they have been handled, have chosen to maintain silence - despite the vehemence of the media - in order to guard their hearts and not claim some irreproachable status with which to stand as judges of others. The whole affair, in the Visitor's opinion, has helped the people living the experience of the Aletti Centre to strengthen their trust in the Lord, in the knowledge that God's gift of life makes room even through trial'. 

As Father Dysmas De Lassus clearly explains in his book 'Crushing the Soul', this attitude is typical of the abuser of conscience, i.e. it covers with 'spirituality' what is in fact human and deplorable behaviour. No attention is given to the behaviour of the Aletti Centre, or rather its members, and its founder. For example: disobedience to the religious order to which they belong, sectarian attitude and haughty silence.

Contrary to the Vicariate's assertions, in fact, the attitude of the Aletti Centre was not to gather in prayer, but rather to denigrate those who investigated. From inside the Centre, in fact, they confirm that the photo of the Father General of the Society of Jesus was removed from common areas and Rupnik's mantra was: 'They want to hit me like they did Jesus'. Even with the priests, Rupnik cried while pretending to be a victim. 

Incitti's words very serious

A priest who teaches at the Urbaniana University was called to carry out the 'canonical' visit. One of the worst pontifical universities where the law professors are only capable of 'copying and pasting' the work of others. Subjects of questionable provenance are promoted during this pontificate in different roles within this City State.

Incitti is one of the Professors of this university which, moreover, has recently been commissioned. But it is clear that this visit was commissioned solely and exclusively so that he could say he had made it and verified that everything was in order. If it had been done with less shamelessness it would also have made a better impression, but during this pontificate we are used to this. 

Incitti's words, however, are also very serious from a juridical point of view (a subject he evidently masters little). The Vicariate writes: 'As per the explicit request formulated in the decree of appointment, taking into account the repercussions on the life of the Association, the Visitator has dutifully also examined the main accusations made against Father Rupnik, especially the one that led to the request for excommunication. On the basis of the copious documentary material studied, the Visitator was able to ascertain and therefore pointed out gravely anomalous procedures, the examination of which has generated well-founded doubts even regarding the request for excommunication itself". 

Firstly, it must be pointed out that the Cardinal Vicar asked Incitti to examine the accusations that led to Rupnik's condemnation for absolving the accomplice with whom he had committed a sin against the sixth commandment. De Donatis has no authority to make this request and Incitti should know this.  This is a crime that falls within the exclusive competence of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, and nowhere is it written that a professor, without any mandate from the Pope, can make an assessment of the work of that Dicastery.

Now it is clear that in this pontificate everyone does what they want, but law is a serious thing and if we are in absolute disaster in every part of the world, it is precisely because we have given the title of 'canonists' and 'professors' to dogs and pigs.

Moreover, it is also clear that the work of Cardinal Ladaria and his team is now to be demonised to make room for 'Tucho', but to admit that any professor would pass judgement on the work of a Dicastery is something unimaginable. 

The canonical visit, therefore, ends with a communiqué that has the unbelievable. The followers of Marko Ivan Rupnik's sect are described as disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane and Rupnik is Christ on the cross, crucified. The Society of Jesus, which had sent no less than two communications to Angelo De Donatis when it imposed the restrictions on Rupnik and the case was still 'sub secreto', without receiving any response, is now indirectly described as the nasty ogre who dismissed the Jesuit and his followers from the religious order.

On the one hand, therefore, we have the Jesuits who want to get rid of Rupnik so as not to have any problems, but at the same time without making too much noise because the former Slovenian Jesuit could bring out many allegations against the numerous abusers present in the order from which he was expelled. On the other is the Pope who uses De Donatis as a shield and leaks a communiqué also aimed at silencing those who criticised him for receiving Campatelli. During the pontificate of Francis we have become accustomed to this, the press squawks but does not shout. They know they can pounce on the 'little fish' not on a Jesuit millionaire. The Pope is strong in his network that he has cultivated also thanks to Father Antonio Spadaro, also a Jesuit who has never spoken about the Rupnik case. Who knows why. 

Beyond, therefore, the veracity and reliability of these victims, there is a clear message here for all priests: there are A and B subjects. Father Inzoli had the millions and the Pope immediately defended him. Rupnik has the money and the Pope is defending him more than ever. All we need is to make him Prefect of the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life instead of De Aviz. So, the message is: make friends with dishonest wealth. Only in this way can you be sure that someone at Santa Marta will take up your grievances. Otherwise, it is well known, prepare to receive a nice Niet with specific approval.