Well, maybe not: The date for the Peter’s Pence Collection in American this year is the weekend of July 1-2. Our recommendation?
DO NOT PUT IN ONE SINGLE PENNY!
Send Francis — together with the debauched and nefarious bishops who are in complicity with him — a message they cannot ignore! They WILL take note! Guaranteed!
Money talks! Especially to the tune of $70, 000,000 to “Peter’s Pence” from the United States alone! (and that was in 2012: the last date in which we could find any data — and even that source is unreliable); it speaks especially forcefully in bishop’s chanceries throughout the world — to say nothing of the consistently questionable Vatican Bank.
Withhold ANY Contribution to “Peter’s Pence” July 1-2
Unlike regular collections that support the local parish and diocese (and “other causes” — such as the 2.2 million dollar new 6,000 square foot personal residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory in 2014); their airline tickets, hotel expenses, all meals paid, chauffeurs, office and secretarial staff, medical and health benefits, etc., — unlike these “perks”, “Peter’s Pence” goes directly to Rome and Francis himself decides where the money — your money — from Peter’s Pence goes! Given his track record for supporting secular, social, environmental, aboriginal, and other questionable causes, this definitely gives us pause for thought.
The sanctimonious drivel that it supports countless projects for “the poor and the marginalized” is a meme worthy of Madison Avenue advertising. We don’t know where it goes! According to Italian writer Gianluigi Nuzzi in his Merchants in the Temple, “we know how much money has been collected from the faithful but not how it is spent. Absolute secrecy is maintained around this detail.”
Let us, then, put the entire matter into perspective: Francis has proven himself intractable to questioning. He has obstinately refused to answer questions during his pontificate, and remains stubbornly silent in the face of overwhelming evidence, whether it is:
So … Francis is obstinate, contemptuous, insolent, disdainful and autocratic.
In other words he doesn’t give a damn about what you think or who you are. He’s the pope and he knows that “no one judges the pope” — an authentically Catholic doctrine. He answers to no one!
Is this to say that it is Catholic Doctrine that a pope should remain obstinately (and impolitely) silent when asked a question? Of course not! Common courtesy dictates otherwise. Is a pope above common courtesy?
THE PLAGUING QUESTION: “WHY?” — if there is nothing incriminating, why not respond? (Pssssttt: even if you think your silence makes you look like Jesus before Pontius Pilate, you are mistaken. It is much more evocative of hypocrisy.)
It is, essentially a juvenile or immature response that effectively states:
“I don’t have to answer you because, if I do, I know that I will be in trouble. If I say nothing you can’t make me, and I won’t get into any trouble! In virtue of my position as pope I have no obligation to be forthright, polite, decent, honest, and not deceptive — and you can’t say a word about it because canon law states that “no one judges the pope”, and because I am above judgement by anyone and canonically unimpeachable, I can do as I please and you can go fly!”
Absurd? Put it in a Larger Context:
Billions of dollars have been spent to cover up, pay-off — or in the realm of civil law (to which abused victims had to appeal because of the failure and refusal of bishops to act to protect them within their authority in the Faith) in legal and court fees, to settle thousands of credible and factual accusations concerning the perverse actions of predatory homosexual cardinals, bishops, and priests — in the United States alone!
More than THREE BILLION dollars ($3,000,000,000) — that’s right: nine zeros after the 3 is not a “typo”) of YOUR money in the Collection Basket has gone to litigation and victim compensation. That is 37,500,000 (thirty seven million, five-hundred-thousand) average lifetimes, or 8 million, 219 thousand ,178 years in geological history, which would put us in the Miocene Era when apes first appeared during the age of the prehistoric primates — and before man…
Numbers of that magnitude should stagger us!
You have given THAT much money in the basket — to be given to lawyers, courts, and victims of homosexual predatory priest-bishop-cardinal abuse! Not to “the poor and the marginalized”
Ontop of this … we are now asked by Francis to contribute even more money to “Peter’s Pence” as well — which has “0” accountability in spending your money — every single year?
And that is in America alone …
Well … Frankie — sorry; not THIS year!
Archbishop Viganò’s Letter
to Pope Francis
Geoffrey K. Mondello
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