Tag Archives: Card. Pell

Rome – Day 4: No Show Edition

I have been running uninteresting errands… except for one.
As you may know the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage is underway.
Card. Pell was to be celebrant at Ss. Trinità.
Card. Pell is ill. Some wags here are suggesting that he has “Argentine Flu”.
His Eminence’s … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Card. Pell speaks on a ‘secular agenda’, the Relatio, the “stalking horse”

His Eminence George Card. Pell about the Relatio and the debate over releasing it.
He calls Communion for divorced and remarried a “stalking horse” and homosexuality. He speaks about the first form of the Relatio. This is great stuff.
Pause, … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper accused other Cardinals of attacking the Pope

Card. Kasper, the proponent of the “tolerated by not accepted” solution, has been reacting all over the Italian secular press today.  He is “surprised” at the appearance of the “Five Cardinals” Book™.
His Eminence is flummoxed that he should be taken … Continue reading

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Spectator’s hard-hitting commentary on pontificate of Pope Francis

At The Spectator there is a must read piece by Damian Thompson for anyone who is puzzled about what Pope Francis may be up to, especially in regard to the Roman Curia.
Here is an excerpt with my emphases:
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As a Latin American … Continue reading

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Card. Pell: Holder of Vatican purse strings, celebrant of Traditional Roman Rite

Sandro Magister at Settimo Cielo has a piece about the ever more influential Card. Pell, who has control of Vatican purse strings.
Magister’s piece, in Italian, opens with a mention of the upcoming Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum 23-25 October. I am … Continue reading

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Francis Pellverizes™ the Roman Curia

As you know, Pope Francis set up a Secretariat for the Economy (SftE) and has appointed Card. Pell to head it up.   Since this Secretariat will control money it will, if it gets off the ground, be very powerful.  This … Continue reading

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Pope Francis creates financial watchdog dicastery headed by Card. Pell: Secretariat for the Economy

Behold the genesis of the SE.
My spidey-sense tells me that this new structure could be a strong counter-balance to the power of the Secretariat of State, which Paul VI put on steroids and developed into the Curia’s hyper-dicastery (which ought … Continue reading

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Card. Pell on the SSPX and Pope Francis

Vatican Insider has an interview with Card. Pell, who is one of the Gang of 8.
In this interview the cardinal comments on the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Francis, the reform of the Roman Curia, and Lefebvrist … Continue reading

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Card. Pell about liberal media on Pope Francis and use of media in the future

I have been saying from Day 2 of Pope Francis’ pontificate that, eventually, the liberal MSM (and ‘c’atholic media as well) would turn on Francis once they figured out he isn’t on their side of their pet issues.
I read now … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic MSM and their pre-Conclave yellow journalism

I think you can all find examples of how the liberal, anti-Catholic MSM, published or broadcast stories on the eve of the Conclave – stories held back until the eve of the Conclave – to hurt the Church and certain … Continue reading

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