Showing posts with label Boeselager. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boeselager. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Maltese Order Distributing Birth Control in the Congo

Background to internal Maltese decisions, condom distribution, the "pills after" with nidation-inhibiting effect

Rome (kath.net/rn)  The Maltese and condom distribution. This story has caused the last few months of media attention and led to violent discussions within the Maltese Order. While various Maltese want to give the impression in the media that these stories were a few regrettable individual cases in the distant past that were immediately corrected, internal Maltese documents reveal that the story can still be assessed critically.

For example, on 12 December 2013 a board meeting was held by Maltese-International (MI). The kath.net audit shows Albrecht v. Boeselager and Ingo Radtke, the Secretary General of MI as participants. One of the agenda items was "reproductive health" and the distribution of condoms in Myanmar and southern Sudan. The board meeting clearly stated that a "red line" had been crossed here in connection with the teaching of the Church. It was decided that the whole thing should be further discussed in a working group with Bishop Stenger, the spiritual advisor of MI. The aim of the working group was to have clear guidelines on the subject (the editor's observation, which, however, has already been explained through the teaching of the Church).

Anyone who had thought that the meeting would in principle have clarified the issue among the Maltese would learn a few days later that not even the participants in the meeting had obviously taken this agenda item particularly seriously. Already a few days later, as in the Maltese Report "Commission of Inquiry", on 19 December 2013 an MI project, which included the distribution of condoms, was reintroduced and blessed by persons who had previously been present at the above meeting. The next project followed almost ten months later. Again, Myanmar has been conspicuous with condom distribution as explicitly outlined in the project description. The project was approved by the end of October 2014 for the project period January 2015 until the end of December 2016 (!).

The Maltese Order doesn't just only have a "condom problem" but also problems with the distribution of pills with "nidation-inhibiting effect". This is the result of an affidavit by Albrecht von Boeselager, which is available at kath.net. In the context of the problem of the distribution of the anti-baby pill in the Congo by Maltese International, Boeselager says: "In part, these women received a drug which, according to the general medical knowledge at the time, helped to rule out a conception and thus an unwanted pregnancy after rape (Levonogestrel) according to the latest findings ... The fact that this drug was used in East Congo was not known to me and was not caused by me."

Pills with a nidation-inhibiting effect do not actually prevent the conception, but the implantation of already begotten, human life into the uterus. This effect is therefore equivalent to an early abortion.This is confirmed, for example, by the Imabe-Institute of the Austrian Bishops' Conference on its homepage. 

Interesting in this respect is a prominent Maltese from Belgium, who is at the same time a high-ranking employee of a pharmaceutical company that produces pills with the aforementioned active ingredient Levonorgestrel and other contraceptives.

Editor's note: It is undisputed that the Maltese International is doing incredibly valuable work for the poorest of the poor. [So are the Masons] At the very least, it is important for a Catholic organization to witness the faith and to adhere to the teachings of the Church. In the areas mentioned, this "red line" was clearly exceeded several times and the necessary responsibility for this has not been accepted. 



Screenshot: Excerpt from the board meeting - 2013 Screenshot: Decisions of projects with condom distribution / 2013 and 2014 - duration until end 2016

Link...http://www.kathtube.com/photo.php?id=42919

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cardinal Burke Defends Himself Against "Slander" -- Whoever Wants to Understand What Happens in the Vatican Must Read Between the Lines, Must Look Behind the Curtains


Cardinal Burke with the Knights Malta


(Rome) Cardinal Raymond Burke, a brilliant jurist and the highest judge of the Holy See until the end of 2014, is a patient man with a great deal of suffering. But he can not just stand by for everything. Anyone who currently wants to understand what is happening in the Vatican and in the Church must listen carefully, look behind the scenes, read between the lines and, above all, question what the "information disinformation channels" are rumoring in the Vatican,  says Marco Tosatti. In other words, anyone who wants to see through this, is called to be an observer. This is exhausting but necessary in the service of the Church.
In November 2014 Pope Francis dismissed him, away from the Vatican, to become Cardinal Patronus of the Order of Malta, to which he only said of this humiliation, where the Pope says to go, I go. When Pope Francis sent him to Guam, he said he did not see it as exile.

Cardinal Burke does not want to be the scapegoat

However, he does not want to be a scapegoat for the dirty laundry of others in the Order of Malta. In the Order, which is at the same time a sovereign state in international law, a severe power struggle had spread in December / January. With Vatican support, the first rank of the professed knights was in fact deprived of power by some members of the second class. Burke, the jurist, had to stand idly by to the legally unclean activity. The best laws are only as much in effect  as people are found to ensure their compliance. In the Vatican, the Constitution was overthrown. Interpretation?
Journalists approaching the "magical circle" around Pope Francis, as Tosatti commented, gave the astonished public a certain reading of the events in the Order that had little to do with reality. Cardinal Burke did not speak, did not correct this. He was the Pope's ambassador to the Order. Ambassadors do not have to express their opinion, but to speak publicly only in the interest of their client.

The power struggle in the Order of Malta

Finally the letter became known to Burke on 1 December 2016 by Pope Francis. A letter containing clear instructions for action against certain power centers in the Order. As the Ambassador of the Pope, Burke also held on to the wasps' nest. He could not know this. The Cardinal Secretary suddenly interfered, stood up against him, and declared that with the Pope's letter everything had been quite different and misunderstood.
The Knight of the Second Estate, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, as Major Chancellor in the Order, had been deposed by the Grand Master of the Order and reinstated by the Vatican, with Papal authority. The centuries-old hierarchical structures in the Order had been overridden by a papal fiat. Scarcely again in office, and now as the real ruler in the Order, Boeselager entered the press at the beginning of February, declaring that he no longer had any use for Cardinal Burke in the Order. A few days later, the Vatican sent the Cardinal to the South Seas, far from Rome.

"I regard this as libel"

Boeselager's attack was too brazen for the Cardinal. He came to the public to clarify that he had never called for the resignation of Boeselager. The accusation was piquantly repeated by Ludwig Hoffmann of Rumerstein, an Austrian knight, ie, a member of the old guard. Hoffmann von Rumerstein, according to the Order's Constitution, heads the Order until the election of a new Grand Master, but he has only to say as much about Vatican interference as the Vatican will allow. The unilateral representation of a certain Fronde has found numerous adepts, followers, and naive followers.
After Cardinal Burke's speech, Cardinal Burke then became clear: the assertion that he and not Grand Master Fra Matthew Festing had demanded Boeselager's head, "I regard as defamation." Grandmaster Festing, the subordinate in the internal power struggle, returned on January 24 after a conversation with Pope Francis, disappointed and unnerved. Hoffmann von Rumerstein may have thought of using the viewpoint of the Order's new representation in this critical situation. After all, the professed knights, like him, have to reckon with the fact that Pope Francis completely deprives them of power. The papal announcements to "reform" the Order were felt as a threat by parts of the Order.

"Anyone who allows distribution of contraception should also take responsibility for it"

After a reconstruction of the facts, the resignation request to Boeselager was not planned at all. Grandmaster Festing, with the written request of the Pope of December 1, wanted to create clarity. To this end, he invited Boeselager on 6 December and confronted him with allegations which had come to light independently by means of two investigation reports. It was only when the Grand Chancellor showed himself inscrutable that the confrontation escalated. The Grand Master demanded Boeselager's resignation. When this refused, Festing dismissed him. The rest is known .
Cardinal Burke on the clash of 6 December:
"I had no authority to demand the resignation of the Grand Chancellor. I have merely pointed out that a person consciously admitting the distribution of contraception in the works of the Order should also assume responsibility for it. The Grand Master then asked the Grand Chancellor to resign, which he refused. Then the Grand Master proceeded to his dismissal without me being involved in any way. "
Now the Pope had sent him to Guam to conduct proceedings against an emeritus archbishop. He sees this as a task, not as an exile from Rome.
"The Pope has never personally spoken to me about this mission."

Two operations and the proven information disinformation channels

The actual nomination was made by the Congregation for the Congo. Marco Tosatti wrote:
"In fact, in this rather mournful story two different, interrelated operations can be distinguished. The first operation concerns internal power struggles in the Maltese Order, which are probably also about money. It is unfortunate that the figure of the Pope was so obviously involved in this operation: he was the one who forced the Grand Master to retreat. We do not know what means he used to do."
Another aspect, according to Tosatti,
"...is the intervention of the Vatican Secretariat of State: It is known that the family of the Grand Chancellor who has been deposed and been rejoined after the Anschluss of the Order, by the Vatican has excellent relations with the Terza Loggia [Third floor, Secretary of State]; But they have substituted him for the task of spiritual renewal of the order ... "
The Swiss journalist Giuseppe Rusconi spoke of the Anschluss, referring to the "Anschluss" of Austria to the German Reich in 1938, in order to say that at the end of January, the Vatican was doing the same with the Maltese Order. The "Terza Loggia" means the third floor in the Apostolic Palace and is synonymous to say that the Boeselager family has "excellent relations" with the Pope.
Tosatti continues:
"The second operation, on the other hand, appears to be an opportunistic action. There is an opportunity to attack, discredit Burke, who is a nuisance in other areas, and, at the same time, to confuse the real maneuvers by smoke candles. It is enough to make the rumors that  [Burke] is guilty of all the guilt, friendships, informational channels ... Always this Burke! How much patience can the Pope muster with him! ... "
If you want to understand what is happening in the Vatican and in the Church, you must take the trouble to read between the lines, to look behind the scenes, and to look closely at who says what and what he says, especially when it is supposedly neutral, "in the newspaper stands".
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Ordine di Malta Sicilia (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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