DR Taylor Marshall 25 August 2018


Why did Pope Benedict XVI resign? Did you know that the controversy around Archbishop Viganò goes back to 2010 and eventually led to the production of 300 page Dossier report on money laundering and Vatican Cardinals dressed in drag?

In this video Dr Marshall explains how Archbishop Viganò’s 11 page testimony against Pope Francis is related to a four stage scandal beginning with Archbishop Viganò blowing the whistle on the Vatican Bank in 2009-2010 and how it escalated into Benedict’s resignation in 2013. It also explains the election of Pope Francis and frames the recent testimony of Viganò against Pope Francis on August 26 2018.

“Who is Archbishop Vigano?”:

I’ll put it in bullet point to save me time formatting and to get you the information:

  • He was born 16 January 1941 in Varese, Italy.
  • His brother Lorenzo Viganò is a Jesuit priest.
  • He speaks Italian, French, Spanish and English.
  • Viganò was ordained a priest on 24 March 1968.
  • He earned a doctorate in both canon and civil law.
  • He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1973, with papal diplomatic missions to Iraq and Great Britain.
  • From 1978-1989, he held posts at the Vatican Secretariat of State.
  • From 1992-2009, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria by Pope John Paul II.
  • In 2009, Viganò was appointed Secretary General of the Vatican City Governatorate by Pope Benedict XVI. This made him second ranked Vatican administrator to Pope Benedict XV

 

  • CONTROVERSY IN ROME: In 2010,
  • Viganò was involved in a scandal. Letters by him were leaked. One such letter late appeared in the Papal “Wikileaks” through the Pope’s butler. In these letters, Viganò complained of corruption in Vatican finances and of collusion against him by Vatican officials. Cardinal-President Emeritus Giovanni Lajolo, President Giuseppe Bertello, Secretary-General Giuseppe Sciacca and former Vice Secretary-General Giorgio Corbellini issued a joint statement on behalf of the Governatorate of the Vatican: “The unauthorized publication of two letters of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the first addressed to the Holy Father on March 27, 2011, the second to the Cardinal Secretary of State on May 8, for the Governorate of Vatican City is a source of great bitterness”. It continued, “The allegations contained in them can not but lead to the impression that the Governorate of Vatican City, instead of being an instrument of responsible government, is an unreliable entity, at the mercy of dark forces. After careful examination of the contents of the two letters, the President of the Governorate sees it as its duty to publicly declare that those assertions are the result of erroneous assessments, or fears based on unsubstantiated evidence, even openly contradicted by the main characters invoked as witnesses”.

One such letter by Archbishop Vigano was leaked in the Papal Wikileaks scandal through the Pope’s butler. In these letters, Viganò complained of corruption in Vatican finances and of collusion against him by Vatican officials. Read…CLICK TO TWEET

  • One year later on 13 August 2011, Pope Benedict appointed him Nuncio to the United States. Reuters reported that Viganò was unwilling to take that assignment. It would seem that his willingness to be controversial in 2010 regarding corruption is what made Pope Benedict trust him for the USA.
  • In 2014, Viganò ordered officials of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to end an investigation into sexual misconduct on the part of Archbishop John Nienstedt even after two auxiliary bishops explained that the investigation was far from complete. He ordered those bishops to destroy a letter they wrote him in which they objected and told him “this would rightly be seen as a cover-up”.
  • On 24 September 2015 during his visit to the United States, Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This was seen as an embarrassing moment for the Pope. It was Viganò who arranged and insisted on the meeting.
  • On 12 April 2016, Pope Francis accepted Viganò’s resignation.
  • On August 25, 2018 Viganò released an 11-page letter explaining that Pope Benedict XVI had secretly sanctioned Theodore Edgar McCarrick from public ministry and that McCarrick was rehabilitated by Pope Francis. McCarrick began to appear publicly and also arranged the appointment of key American bishops and cardinals, such as: Blase Cupich and Joseph W. Tobin. If true, it means that Pope Francis has known about McCarrick’s predatory behavior for years…and has promoted him.

If you’d like to read the full Testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, you can read it by clicking here.

Pray for the Catholic Church,
Dr Marshall

PS: In case you missed it, here’s my Youtube video explain how the Viganò controversy actually goes back him blowing the whistle to Pope Benedict regarding the Vatican Bank Scandal of 2010-2011 – which led to Vatileaks Scandal. Click here to watch it.

“Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church,” Vigano continues. “He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover him.”

Pope Francis addressed the sex abuse scandal on Saturday in comments made in Dublin. “The failure of ecclesiastical authorities — bishops, religious superiors, priests and others — to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he said. “I myself share these sentiments.”

Pope Francis accepted McCarrick’s resignation on July 28. McCarrick has maintained his innocence.

Father Boniface Ramsey of New York told CBS News this month that he repeatedly complained about McCarrick and heard about his disturbing behavior as early as 1986.

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These characters are closely associated with individuals belonging in particular to the deviated wing ofthe Society of Jesus, unfortunately today a majority, which had already been a cause of serious concern toPaul VI and subsequent pontiffs. We need only consider
Father Robert Drinan, S.J
., who was electedfour times to the House of Representatives, and was a staunch supporter of abortion; or
Father Vincent
O’
Keefe, S.J.
, one of the principal promoters of
The Land O’Lakes Statement 
 of 1967, which seriouslycompromised the Catholic identity of universities and colleges in the United States. It should be notedthat McCarrick, then President of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, also participated in thatinauspicious undertaking which was so harmful to the formation of the consciences of American youth,closely associated as it was with the deviated wing of the Jesuits.
Father James Martin, S.J.
, acclaimed by the people mentioned above, in particular
Cupich, Tobin,Farrell and McElroy
, appointed Consultor of the Secretariat for Communications, well-known activistwho promotes the LGBT agenda, chosen to corrupt the young people who will soon gather in Dublin forthe World Meeting of Families, is nothing but a sad recent example of that deviated wing of the Societyof Jesus.
Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church and for bishops andfaithful to act with
 parrhesia
. The faithful throughout the world also demand this of him in anexemplary manner. He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed byMcCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests.In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover for him. Hedid not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him and made him histrusted counselor along with Maradiaga.
The latter [Maradiaga] is so confident of th
e Pope’s protection that he can
 
dismiss as “
gossip
” the
heartfelt appeals of dozens of his seminarians, who found the courage to write to him after one of themtried to commit suicide over homosexual abuse in the seminary.By now the faithful have well understood
Maradiaga
’s
 strategy: insult the victims to save himself, lie tothe bitter end to cover up a chasm of abuses of power, of mismanagement in the administration of Church property, and of financial disasters even against close friends, as in the case of the Ambassador ofHonduras Alejandro Valladares, former Dean of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See.In the case of the former Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda, after the article published in the [Italian]weekly
 L’ 
 Espresso
 last February, Maradiaga stated in the newspaper
 Avvenire
:
“It was my auxiliary
bishop Pi
neda who asked for the visitation, so as to ‘clear’ his name after being subjected to much slander.”
 Now, regarding Pineda the only thing that has been made public is that his resignation hassimply been accepted, thus making any possible responsibility of his and Maradiaga vanish into nowhere.In the name of the transparency so hailed by the Pope, the report that the Visitator, Argentine bishopAlcides Casaretto, delivered more than a year ago only and directly to the Pope, must be made public.Finally, the recent appointment as Substitute of
Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra
 is also connected withHonduras, that is, with
Maradiaga
. From 2003 to 2007 Peña Parra worked as Counsellor at theTegucigalpa Nunciature. As Delegate for Pontifical Representations I received worrisome informationabout him.In Honduras, a scandal as huge as the one in Chile is about to be repeated. The Pope defends his man,Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, to the bitter end, as he had done in Chile with Bishop Juan de la Cruz
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Barros, whom he himself had appointed Bishop of Osorno against the advice of the Chilean Bishops. Firsthe insulted the abuse victims. Then, only when he was forced by the media, and a revolt by the Chileanvictims and faithful, did he recognize his error and apologize, while stating that he had been misinformed,causing a disastrous situation for the Church in Chile, but continuing to protect the two Chilean CardinalsErrazuriz and Ezzati.Even in the tragic affair of McCarrick, Pope Francis
’s behavior 
 was no different. He knew from at leastJune 23, 2013 that McCarrick was a serial predator. Although he knew that he was a corrupt man, hecovered for him to the bitter end; indeed
, he made McCarrick’s advice
 his own, which was certainly notinspired by sound intentions and for love of the Church. It was only when he was forced by the report ofthe abuse of a minor, again on the basis of media attention, that he took action [regarding McCarrick] tosave his image in the media.
 
 Now in the United States a chorus of voices is rising especially from the lay faithful, and has recently been joined by several bishops and priests, asking that all those who, by their silence, covered up
McCarrick’s criminal behavior, or who used him to advance their career or promo
te their intentions,ambitions and power in the Church, should resign.But this will not be enough to heal the situation of extremely grave immoral behavior by the clergy: bishops and priests. A time of conversion and penance must be proclaimed. The virtue of chastity must be
recovered in the clergy and in seminaries. Corruption in the misuse of the Church’s resources and of the
offerings of the faithful must be fought against. The seriousness of homosexual behavior must bedenounced. The homosexual networks present in the Church must be eradicated, as Janet Smith, Professor
of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, recently wrote. “
The problem ofclergy abuse,
” she wrote, “
cannot be resolved simply by the resignation of some bishops, and even less soby bureaucratic directives. The deeper problem lies in homosexual networks within the clergy which mustbe eradicated.
” These homosexual networks, which are now widespread in many dioceses, seminaries,
religious orders, etc., act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of octopus tentacles,and strangle innocent victims and priestly vocations, and are strangling the entire Church.
I implore everyone, especially Bishops, to speak up in order to defeat this conspiracy of silence thatis so widespread, and to report the cases of abuse they know about to the media and civilauthorities.
Let us heed the most powerful message that St. John Paul II left us as an inheritance:
 
 Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid!
In his 2008
homily on the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Benedict reminded us that the Father’s plan ofsalvation had been fully revealed and realized in the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, but it
needs to be welcomed in human history, which is always a histo
ry of fidelity on God’s part and
unfortunately also of infidelity on the part of us men. The Church, the depositary of the blessing of the New Covenant, signed in the blood of the Lamb, is holy but made up of sinners, as Saint Ambrose wrote:the Church is
immaculata ex maculatis,”
 she is holy and spotless even though, in her earthly journey,she is made up of men stained with sin.
I want to recall this indefectible truth of the Church’s holiness to the many people who have been so
deeply scandalized by the abominable and sacrilegious behavior of the former Archbishop of Washington,Theodore McCarrick; by the grave, disconcerting and sinful conduct of Pope Francis and by theconspiracy of silence of so many pastors, and who are tempted to abandon the Church, disfigured by somany ignominies. At the Angelus on Sunday, August 12, 2018 Pope Francis said these words:
“Everyone
is guilty for the good he could have done and did not do … If we do not oppose evil, we tacitly feed it.
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We need to intervene where evil is spreading; for evil spreads where daring Christians who oppose evil
with good are lacking.” 
 If this is rightly to be considered a serious moral responsibility for every
 believer, how much graver is it for the Church’s supreme pastor, who in the case
of McCarrick not onlydid not oppose evil but associated himself in doing evil with someone he knew to be deeply corrupt. Hefollowed the advice of someone he knew well to be a pervert, thus multiplying exponentially with hissupreme authority the evil done by McCarrick. And how many other evil pastors is Francis stillcontinuing to prop up in their active destruction of the Church!Francis is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren. Indeed, by hisaction he has divided them, led them into error, and encouraged the wolves to continue to tear apart the
sheep of Christ’s flock.
In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, inkeeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance,
Pope Francis must be the first to set a goodexample for cardinals and b
ishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of
them.
Even in dismay and sadness over the enormity of what is happening,
let us not lose hope!
 We well knowthat the great majority of our pastors live their priestly vocation with fidelity and dedication.
It is in moments of great trial that the Lord’s grace is revealed in abundanc
e and makes His limitlessmercy available to all; but it is granted only to those who are truly repentant and sincerely propose toamend their lives. This is a favorable time for the Church to confess her sins, to convert, and to do penance.
Let us all pray for the Church and for the Pope, let us remember how many times he has asked usto pray for him!
Let us all renew faith in the Church our Mother:
“I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolicChurch!”
 Christ will never abandon His Church! He generated her in His Blood and continually revives herwith His Spirit!Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for