According to victims who took part, Francis condemned corruption and cover-up within the Church, using the Spanish word caca that was translated by a papal interpreter as “filth one sees in a toilet.” A literal translation would be “shit.”Last night, just about the time everyone in the US was settling into bed with their pajamas, Archbishop Viganò flushed the potty.
A few things before the substance of +Viganò's letter.
It's a fair estimate to say that in the US, at minimum, a hundred thousand Catholics have been writing letters about theological shenanigans of gay prelates in their diocese for over two decades.
Each one of us has written an average of a hundred letters to various people in the hierarchy, all the way to Rome. Some of us have written much more than a hundred.
Consequently, we are very familiar with all the characters.
We have first hand experience in the identification of whose actions protected gay priests by omission and commission and whose responses and actions ended something scandalous.
As someone who reached out to Archbishop Viganò at least 50 times during his tenure as Nuncio for theological and ethical problems, he was a hands-on Nuncio who appropriately responded to complaints and acted on corruption. He did not stop to pat every dog that barked, but his intercession could be counted upon when serious situations developed. He took his job seriously, followed through and did everything within his ability to stop bad behavior.
And all one hundred thousand of us know it. We have all worked with him. He's proven, beyond all reasonable doubt, that his loyalty is to Truth and Christ.
So, any attempt by the gay cabal and their enablers to smear +Viganò's reputation with lies will convict such persons as either part of the network of gay sexual abusers or an enabler. If one is an enabler, there is a reason for it.
So, a word to the wise: Upon such identification, laity will zealously pursue the reasons why such persons have an interest in mitigating truth by lying about Archbishop Viganò's credibility or testimony.
Let's all pray that this starts the avalanche of others who made personal efforts and informed the Holy Father of the sexual and theological debauchery of the people and ideas he was foisting upon the Mystical Body of Christ.
As to the substance of +Viganò's report, the most compelling thing is, all of US nuncios had been informing Pope Benedict and Pope Francis of McCarrick's sexual lechery. Pope Benedict XVI had imposed sanctions on McCarrick, stripped him of faculties and moved him from his plumb location for hand-picking victims at the seminary. The sanctions were not enforced by the corrupt people around Pope Benedict XVI, but Pope Benedict did attempt to do the right thing.
When Pope Francis was made aware of McCarrick's vile sexual depravity, including sacrilegious celebration of the Eucharist, Pope Francis REVERSED Pope Benedict XVI sanctions, appointed him as counselor and adviser.
Archbishop Viganò implicates others in the coverup, including Wuerl, whose denials he called "laughable".
In his written statement, Viganò then outlined his understanding of how, despite the allegations against him, McCarrick came to be appointed Archbishop of Washington D.C. in 2000 and how his misdeeds were covered up. His statement implicates Cardinals Angelo Sodano, Tarcisio Bertone and Pietro Parolin and he insists various other cardinals and bishops were well aware, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor as archbishop of Washington D.C.
“I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it,” he wrote.
This is devastating:
At a private meeting a few days later, Archbishop Viganò said the Pope asked him “‘What is Cardinal McCarrick like?’” to which the archbishop replied: “He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.” The former nuncio said he believes the Pope’s purpose in asking him was to “find out if I was an ally of McCarrick or not.”Insight on the Pope's reaction to incriminating news at WaPo.
He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance,” Viganò says he told Francis. “The Pope did not make the slightest comment about those very grave words of mine and did not show any expression of surprise on his face, as if he had already known the matter for some time, and he immediately changed the subject.”Very incriminating.
Thus, the question "why" Pope Francis surrounded himself with gay bishops and cardinals and purged faithful ones from Rome is finally answered. Our worst suspicions are confirmed.
Pope Francis was aware the people he was empowering were connected to a network of gay prelates who groomed victims, theologically and physically, for sexual abuse. For five years, he has been promoting these prelates and their ideas to our children, and telling them our warnings about these individuals is vicious. He sought the counsel of the most sexually perverted prelate in the US see to help him stack his see with like-minded people.
More on this developing story later as I'm heading to the 10:45 Mass, but mark my words: The day has arrived when all the sh*ts at the synod will wish they used Amoris Laetitiae as toilet paper.
UPDATE as I'm walking out the door...Bishop Strickland of the diocese of Tyler, called +Vigano's testimony "credibile" and is calling for an investigation of Pope Francis and others named in +Vigano's report.
Next steps may be forcing each of the bishops of our see to take a side?
The question I keep asking myself is, really, how active was McCarrick in Pope Francis elevation to the See of Peter? In light of what is now being exposed, this is a legitimate question of the validity of his papacy.