[…] of State. Bertone “parachuted in” from northern Italy, Dr. Moynihan said. He had his own views on things. Dr. Moynihan said Benedict trusted Bertone and gave him control of the Roman Curia and that it was Bertone who orchestrated the removal of Viganò from his role in the Vatican. Eventually, Pope Benedict sent Vigano, who protested about his removal, a letter saying that he wanted to make him Apostolic Delegate to the United States and that he believed he had a “providential” mission to fulfill in taking on that position. Dr. Moynihan revealed that when he spoke to Viganò about that appointment, Viganò had come […]
[…] not determinative with respect to major decisions made relating to McCarrick, including his appointment to Washington in 2000.” With regard to foreign relations, it says: “this Report avoids setting forth detailed information implicating foreign affairs, particularly as to ongoing or delicate matters.” The report, while it admits that Archbishop Viganò twice in 2006 and 2008 demanded investigation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, tries to blame Vigano of all people for neglect in the McCarrick case. Viganò said that even though he will express himself further after having analyzed the report further, he believes that “the Vatican fiction continues.” You can read Viganò’s entire response here.
Traditionis custodes: this is the incipit of the document with which Francis imperiously cancels the previous Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI. The almost mocking tone of the bombastic quotation from Lumen Gentium will not have escaped notice: just when Bergoglio recognizes the Bishops as guardians of the Tradition, he asks them to obstruct its highest and most sacred expression of prayer.
Today our enemy is more subtle and treacherous: those who ought to be our allies, those who ought to help and protect us in the face of a threat that is no less fearful than the one faced then – it is precisely they who are waging a merciless war against us.