Just because a bishop sets a “policy”, that doesn’t mean that the rest of us in a diocese are obliged to follow that “policy” if that policy clearly contradicts the universal law of the Church.
The failure of a bishop properly to act like a bishop does not dispense lay people or priests from acting like lay people and priests. If a bishop throws Canon Law out the window, we are nevertheless obliged to observe it.
The great Ed Peters explains this in detail at his fine blog HERE. And, at the end of his post, he asked a really good question.
LifeSite has a gruesome piece today. They report on the claims that a close collaborator of Francis, formerly head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Francesco Card. Coccopalmerio, was presiding over the drug and sodomy party in an apartment of the Palazzo Sant’Uffizio (where the CDF and Ecclesia Dei are also housed) where one of the partakers had an overdose. When the Vatican gendarmes or police were called, they had Cocco skedaddle before they got officially to work.
According to German news sources, Cocco was in favor of reinstating a child abuser, Italian Mauro Inzoli, to active ministry.
Also, if you take such things as omens, the roof of the Roman church to which as a cardinal Cocco was assigned collapsed during August 2018. San Giuseppe dei Falegnami (St. Joseph of the Carpenters). This church was new to the list of titular churches for cardinals. Cocco is the first titular. The church stands at the edge of the ancient Roman Forum, above the Mamertine prison where Sts. Peter and Paul were incarcerated. I don’t think that St. Joseph approve of drug-fueled sodomy parties literally in the shadow of the dome of St. Peter.
You will recall that Cocco wrote a thin booklet in the wake of Amoris laetitia that said that Communion should be given to the divorced and remarried.
Speaking of Communion, we read that Chicago’s Card. Cupich has taken the same position as Cocco also about homosexual couples. HERE
Cupich has established a “policy” in the Archdiocese of Chicago that they should not be denied, to hell with what canons 915 and 916 say, along with the perennial teaching and practice of the Church. Apparently policies can override law and doctrine, thus making it possible for unrepentant men who inseminate each others openings to present themselves – scandalously – for Communion and not be denied. I suppose it isn’t quite a public policy yet to punish priests who chose the Church’s law and teaching. The treatment of Fr. Kalchik, who participated in the burning of a sacrilegious banner imposing a rainbow on a Cross, suggests that a policy has been formed but not officially promulgated. After Kalchik, maybe they won’t have to.
I think that an experienced exorcist should go over the whole of the Palazzo Sant’Uffizio, where that party took place. Demons attach themselves to places where certain sins are committed. And that exorcist shouldn’t be limited to that one palazzo. Use Ch. 3 of the title in the Rituale Romanum, for exorcisms of places. More HERE for priests.
I think that experienced exorcists should go through all the rectories of Chicago, as well as the churches, sacristies, schools and chancery. That goes for every diocese.
Si vis pacem para bellum!
The Devil is good at what he does and he tells us what he is up to. Having drug/sodomy parties in the building where the CDF and where the office that oversees the use of the Traditional Roman Rite and the new traditional religious institutes are housed is a dead give away. THAT’s precisely the sort of place to attach and infest with demonic presence. It’s a stone’s throw from
a) the very place Peter was crucified
b) the tomb of Peter
c) the Paul VI audience hall, where the Synod (“walking together”) meets
d) the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which also handles cases of abuse
e) the offices of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” which, reinforced by Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum is providing support for that “Marshall Plan” for rebuilding that I’m always on about.
If I were looking at this from the eyes of an enemy, that’s exactly the sort of place I would seek to infiltrate.
Pray and perform acts of reparation.