NONE! Not a Single Cent!
“I will not say
one single word about this.”
astoundingly evasive — and implicative
— response, when asked if Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s statements
were true in a publicly disclosed
11 page document accusing Francis
of knowledge of the rampant homosexual priest-bishop-cardinal
scandal including his own hiding of a predator homosexual
priest from civil authorities.)
he will not. But WE will!
When the time comes for the next
light of Francis’s arrogance and complicity, allow us to
have OUR say in the matter and recommend the following:
DO NOT PUT IN ONE
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 the $70, 000,000 to “Peter’s Pence” — from the United
States alone! (that was in 2012: the last date
in which we could find any
data at all— and even that source is unreliable);
speaks especially forcefully
in bishop’s chanceries throughout the world — to say
nothing of the consistently questionable Vatican Bank.
ANY Contribution to “Peter’s Pence”
Unlike regular collections that support the
local parish and diocese (and “other causes” — such as the former 2.2
million dollar 6,000 square foot personal residence of
liberal 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:
five simple questions submitted by Cardinals
in a humble Dubia or simple questions
— never answered, or in an act of contempt, even so much as
or the documented accusations of
Archbishop Carlo Viganò, to which he audaciously replied,
“I will not say one single word about this.”
the Filial Correction
scholars and Catholic clergy addressed to the bishops of the
world accusing Francis of 7 specific heresies — which, too, went
unacknowledged and unanswered.
Letter to Pope Francis from Catholic Women which, too,
ignored despite having 47,000 signatures of professors, religious,
laywomen, mothers, wives, etc. who legitimately assert that they
“have a right to know. We have a right to your answers.”
Weinandy’s — former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops'
Committee on Doctrine — who was asked by the U.S. bishops to
resign from the International Theological Commission
for his letter criticizing Pope Francis — personal letter
to Francis criticizing the current pontificate for fostering
“chronic confusion” in an
open letter to Pope Francis and who stated that the “four
defining ecclesial marks” — One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
Church — are presently in peril and that the threat that
is most dangerous comes from within the Church episcopacy, including
at its apex, Francis himself.
… 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 audaciously) 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 judgment by anyone, and canonically unimpeachable,
I can do as I please and you can go fly!”
it in a Larger
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!
— 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.
Let us put that into perspective: that figure equals 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!
1 million dollars end to end = 97 miles of dollars end to
x 1000 makes one billion or 97,000 miles of
dollars end to end
x three (billion) = 97,000,000 (97 million) miles of
dollars end to end, or more than the distance from the earth
to the sun (92,955,887 miles).
You have given THAT
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”
of this …
we are now asked by Francis
to contribute even more money to
“Peter’s Pence” as well
— which has ZERO 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
Weinandy’s Letter to Francis
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal