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Francis Begins Curial Shifts: Plans Major Liberalization of Curia? July 19, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in blogfoolery, different religion, disaster, episcopate, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, Revolution, scandals, self-serving, the struggle for the Church.
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I must stress that what is reported below is not yet substantiated.  It comes from a source of unknown quality to me, a Catholic newspaper in Malaysia (but it was picked up by the German language site kath.net).  I didn’t think Malaysia had much of a Catholic population, but whatevs.  However, if true, it would be most disconcerting, to say the least.  Abolishing the Pontifical Councils for the Laity and the Family and replacing them with a Congregation for “Pastoral Health Care” headed by arch-progressive Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, Francis’ most eager collaborator?  Removing Muller at the CDF and appointing Schoenborn in his stead?  Will we soon be treated to the theological orthodoxy of balloon Masses?

The report via Eponymous Flower might be speculation, but if true, it would constitute a significant advance in the entrenchment of like-minded souls in the hierarchy and the institutionalization of Francis’ progressive agenda.  Perhaps something to pray over, or against:

Accordjng to a report by the Malaysian Catholic weekly “Herald” Pope Francis plans personnel changes within the Curia. This suggests that the former prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller (68) will occupy the See if Mainz long since vacated by Cardinal Karl Lehmann. In return, the Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (71) is to switch to the Vatican and take over there, the management of the CDF, the Journal reported over the weekend, citing “well-informed Vatican sources” on its website. [Schoenborn, if he was ever much good when he was involved in the drafting of the 1990s catechism, has certainly drifted left in the past decade or so.  He has persecuted faithful priests and shown himself very friendly to the sodomite agenda.  His views are not nearly so orthodox as those of Muller’s, which weren’t just perfect to begin with.  Muller and Francis have butted heads on many issues, with Muller directly rebuking several of Francis’ more outrageous claims in the past (there are so many, I know).  I would not be surprised if Muller is moved out, and soon.  Whether he will be replaced by Schoenborn or someone even worse remains to be seen]
There were indications that the pope also plans the appointment of Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko (71), Polish cardinal and President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Archbishop of Krakow. He would assume the office of the 77-year-old Stanislaw Dziwisz, who has already reached the age limit for resignation.
The paper refers to a decree by the Pope, according to which the Council for the Laity and for the Family will be merged on 1 September into a new office. Its statutes were published by the Vatican in early June. According to “Herald” it will be incorporated into an office of pastoral health care. [Could a more worldly and really inappropriate name be chosen?  So we’ll be treated to “pastoral health care reform?”] The new formation will receive the status of a congregation with the decision making power. As head of the new Congregation, the Honduran Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga (73) has been selected, a close confidant of the pope and head of the Cardinal Council for a reform of the Curia.
The words “Maradiaga” and “decision-making power” should never occur in a sentence together, unless it also contains the words “barred from” or something to that effect.
Remember Francis’ recent statements about getting rid of opposition by moving them out or retiring them off?  Indeed.
A couple other good reads, as I have some unexpected time to post:
It falls under the category of blogfoolery, which is something I assiduously strive to avoid, but Steve Skojec has a really good post on the descent of much of the mainstream Catholic blogosphere into an increasingly heterodox and toxic environment.  Mark Shea, Elizabeth Scalia (I remember when I used to like her, when she was sweet and honest, before she started getting jobs in the Church and suddenly became a constant basher of tradition and conservatism), Simcha Fischer, and the rest of the Patheos/Aletia crowd began their severe decline before Francis was elected but either the pressure of his pontificate, or simply the passage of time, have caused them (among many others) to become increasingly antagonistic towards traditional Catholic belief and anything they seem to believe carries the taint of the feared and loathed conservatism.  The post contains some truly incredible statements from some of the above attacking the widely held belief that Maria Goretti is a Saint because she maintained her purity to the point of death.  That, apparently, is a bad, bad thing to believe.  To say such attacks reveal more about the source than those they criticize is a bland understatement.
I’ve had a number of opportunities to make money off of blogging, or to collaborate with others on what were proffered as bigger and better things. I dipped my toe in once or twice, but always found, almost instantly, that there were always strings attached.  “Don’t say that.”  “Do you think we could avoid that topic?” “Can you tone that down a bit?” Et cetera.  It seemed any time money was on the table concerns over saying too much, the wrong thing, or “going too far” immediately surfaced.  No thanks.  I remain a stubbornly independent blogger who seeks no remuneration for his efforts for a reason.  I admire those who can persist in producing high quality work even as they earn a living from it, but their numbers are very limited.  The temptation to play it safe, not make waves, and go along to get along with the culture at large and a badly broken Church are simply too strong.  That’s the main reason I collaborated with Vicki Middleton, she was self-funded and could thus say what she wanted (and did she EVER!), and never imposed even a slight restraint on anything I had to say.  God rest her soul.
Speaking of how money corrupts: an article on the wildly amoral, pro-abort, pro-contracept (and filthy rich) Jeffrey Sachs and his growing influence at the Vatican under Francis.  It appears he even drafted Laudato Si, or that the encyclical drew heavily from his own writings.  Sachs is the number one influence guiding Francis’ wholehearted support for the incredibly amoral UN Global Sustainable Goals and other atrocious elements of the sexular pagan agenda.  It’s an important read.

Comments

1. Tim - July 20, 2016

Major liberalization? How much more liberal can it get?

2. aquinas54 - July 20, 2016

Amen to Tim’s statement, although we get your drift and obviously share the overall concerns. The CDF appointment, if it indeed goes to Schornborn, will just be one more thing for the faithful remnant to suffer through in prayer. I don’t see much evidence that the leftist elements ever cared much about anything Ratzinger said when he was Prefect of CDF, nor his successors in that post after he became Pope. So it likely shall have to be for us if/when Schornborn or some other Modernist toadie gets that job. I keep falling back on the fact that for most of the history of the Church, 99.9% of the faithful never heard or read anything that came out of Rome. If they heard it from their parish priest or even their bishop, they tried to be obedient, I suppose, but the road to salvation was the same then as it is now.

Every step Bergoglio takes to consolidate his Modernist empire just adds one more spark of interest in my view to the fast-approaching centenary of the Fatima apparitions. I may be guilty of the worst sort of wishful thinking here, but I’ve pretty well convinced myself that the Lord will not let that anniversary pass without doing something memorable.

God bless.

Frank

Baseballmom - July 20, 2016

Amen Frank. I have been looking forward to that date for a couple years now.

TF - July 20, 2016

Now is the time to become a saint. I keep saying that to myself.

3. Observer - July 20, 2016

“Pastoral Health Care” sounds like a name for a suburban medical center!

4. tg - July 21, 2016

I had to stop the National Catholic Register email because I would get so angry with the writings of some of the bloggers. You missed the other story that One Peter Five about the fag theologian ,who wrote a blog on NCR and then they pulled it. He was writing about it being a sin to read far right Catholic blogs. I couldn’t believe this man writes for so many Catholic websites since based on facebook he approves of sodomy and thinks David and Jonathan had such a relationship. I think EWTN should get rid of the Register unless they get rid of some of their bloggers. It would be what Mother would want.


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