The reactions to the Viganò (pronounced vig-ah-NOH) Testimony vary as you might expect, along “party lines”.
The papalatrous liberal Left, including not a few sychophants of simply stunning audacity, deny everything Viganò wrote. Their main tack right now seems to be to impune Viganò’s character by his role in the case of former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbp. John Neinstedt.
The more conservative and irritated Right, including not a few filterless exemplars of traditionalism’s chattering Id, are crying for blood in the form of mass resignations. I would warn them of the results of their wishes coming true, given that Pope Francis is unlikely to abdicate and that he would be able then to replace swaths of the episcopate with the help of Card. Wuerl, Antonio Spadaro, Card. Baldisseri, etc. Think about that for a while as you sip your Yoo-Hoo.
I say that the allegations about Viganò’s handling of the Neinstedt case are troubling. There are real questions about his possible effort to squash evidence about Neinstedt’s lifestyle. My suspicion is, if Viganò asked that some evidence be hidden or destroyed, he did that at the request of his own very shady superiors. Does that excuse? No. It might explain. There are questions.
That said, I don’t think those questions – factual or not – outweigh the content of the Viganò Testimony, which stands on its own merits.
And now there is further corroborations of the content of the Viganò Testimony. Corroboration if not elaboration.
This comes today from CNA:
Former nunciature official: ‘Vigano said the truth’
Washington D.C., Aug 26, 2018 / 10:17 pm (CNA).- Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, the former first counsellor at the apostolic nunciature in Washington D.C., has said that the former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, told “the truth” in his explosive statement released to the press on Aug. 25.
The Viganò Testimony mentions Msgr. Lantheaume throughout, as a witness to what happened.
CNA contacted Msgr. Lantheaume and requested an interview with him to discuss the account attributed to him by Archbishop Viganò. Lantheaume, who has now left the Vatican diplomatic corps and serves in priestly ministry in France, declined to give an interview, and said he had no intentions of speaking further on the matter.
“Viganò said the truth. That’s all,” he wrote to CNA.
Dictum sapienti sat est, is I think how the phrase goes in the farcical play now playing out.
And, Cato like, we must ever repeat: The “Gay Lobby” must be destroyed.
The Bishop of Tyler, Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, has issued a public statement that he thinks The Viganò Testimony is “credible”. HERE
At Daily Wire, read Matt Walsh