Very smart philosopher Edward Feser has posted his assessment of The Viganò Testimony. I won’t go into detail. You can visit over there. However, let’s see where he goes:
There are five considerations that seem to me to make it very likely that Archbishop Viganò’s testimony is truthful. To be sure, given how numerous and detailed are the claims he makes, it would not be surprising if he has gotten certain particulars wrong. And perhaps in his passion he has inadvertently overstated things here and there. But the main claims are probably true. I certainly do not believe he is lying.
Feser’s reasons are these:
1. The deafening silence of Pope Francis
2. The apparent silence of Pope Benedict
3. Archbishop Viganò’s concern for his own place in history and his immortal soul
4. Pope Francis’s record
5. The response of Viganò’s critics
BTW… speaking of Viganò (whose name is pronounced “vee-gah-NOH”) I saw at Fr. Hunwicke’s place an amusing suggestion:
A distinguished brother priest has sent me a picture of Churchill giving his “V for Victory” sign, together with a suggestion that V stands both for Victory and for Vigano.
This simple gesture could be used at Papal Public Audiences, Diocesan synods, Deanery meetings; whenever a speaker (or homilist) says something implicitly critical of Archbishop Vigano ..
Of course you heard about the lone person in St. Peter’s Square shouting “VIGANO!” during the Angelus Address. This is a little quieter. (Cigar optional)
I saw this on Twitter.
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) September 6, 2018