Showing posts with label Eugenio Scalfari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eugenio Scalfari. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Scalfari Interview: Pope Francis Really is a Revolutionary

(Rome) Is Pope Francis a Marxist? Or Communist? Who knows, but certainly he is a "revolutionary," as his friend and avowed atheist Eugenio Scalfari explained in the recent editorial of his La Repubblica, the only daily newspaper that is said to be regularly read by Francis.
Questions about the pope's political convictions have cropped up since the pontificate began. The starting point was in autumn 2013 with the publication of Evangelii gaudiumAt the time, critics in the United States called Francis a Marxist.

Is the pope a Marxist? A communist?

From the left side it was first mentioned particularly clearly in connection with the visit of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Tsipras, a representative of the radical left, which emerged from the former Communist Party of Greece, was received in September 2014 by Pope Francis in Santa Marta. The meeting came about through the mediation of Walter Baier, former president of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ). Following the meeting, Tsipras said:
"The Pope is not a leftist, but he talks like a leftist".

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pope's Favorite Newspaper Opens the Hunt Against New CDF

"La Repubblica" and the Politics of Scorched Earth
(Rome) Pope Francis appointed a New Faith Prefect last Saturday to get rid of the old one. Because of these "necessities", the number two of the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is now number one. On Monday, the only daily newspaper that the pope regularly reads, already opened its hunt for the new CDF Prefect.

La Repubblica disapproves of the nomination of Ladarias as a Prefect of Doctrine and the Faith

In his home country of Spain, Luis Ladaria SJ enjoys the good reputation of orthodoxy. Apart from the unusual circumstances of his appointment, the latter was largely positive. The pope's decision obviously followed tactical considerations, in order for the dismissal of Cardinal Miiller not to result in a revolt. Francis did not impress La Repubblica , the flagship of Italian left-wing journalism. The only newspaper he reads every day, according to his own statements, contained a "message" to the head of the Church on Monday: a disapproval of the appointment of Ladarias.
For La Repubblica, the new Prefect is "too conservative" in any case. There is also a fundamental aversion to the institution which was the former Holy Inquisition. La repubblica, of course, does not write this.  It attacks with the dirt bucket and goes to the "tried and tested" way of denunciation. "Pedophilia: a shadow on Bishop Ladaria," is the headline, and the same on the title page. To this end, the archive photo of a rally in front of St Peter's was reprinted against sexual abuse by clerics. The is a banner with an inscription "Church without abuse." The actual article can be found on page 15. The title reads: "He did not expose the pedophile priest. The Shadow on the Chief of the Holy Office."

The case of ex-priest Gianni Trotta

One of the two authors is the expose journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, who was brought to justice in connection with the Vatican's Vatileaks 2 scandal. He was accused of having published confidential documents from the Vatican in his book "Avarizia" (avarice), published in late 2015. As the court was not able to prove any criminal offense, he was released a year ago, while the Vatican employees who had supplied him and another journalist with the documents, the Spanish Prelate Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, and the busybody PR wife, Francesca Chaouqui.

La Repubblica has blown the Tally-ho against the new Prefect

The Catalan daily newspaper La Vanguardia took up the Repubblica article and titled it: "New crisis in the Vatican: Ladaria, recent appointment of the Pope, covered a case of pederasty. Shadow over the new Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith." This is about the case of an Italian priest named Gianni Trotta, who was removed in 2012 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from the clerical state. Trotta then became a soccer coach and abused minor children. In spring 2015 he was arrested and sentenced to eight years imprisonment by an Italian criminal court. The case had been reported in great detail by Repubblica and L'Espresso, the weekly magazine, last February.
The Congregation conducted the trial of the 49-year-old Trotta in 2009, which ended with the maximum sentence, the laicizationRepubblica criticizes the fact that Trotta was condemned by the Vatican but that the judgment was not publicly disclosed. In this way the people had not been warned in some small places in Puglia. In addition, Trotta, who was active as a coach of children's teams, continued to work as a priest, to gain people's confidence.
The crime of abuse relevant to criminal law were all committed after he had been laicized. This applies to the abuse of an eleven-year-old boy, for which he was sentenced to eight years in the first instance. This also applies to other cases of abuse involving the production and distribution of child pornography, for which he will soon be responsible. Repubblica criticizes the fact that they might have been prevented if the Vatican had made the case public. The daily newspaper even goes so far as to blame Ladaria for having "covered up" a case of pedophilia. The concept of cover-up is overshadowed here because Ladaria was not involved in the cover-up, but in the condemnation of Trotta.

Politics of the Scorched Earth at La Repubblica

The decree of laicization from 2012 was signed by Cardinal Levada. Then Cardinal Levada, and Ladaria, was then secretary of the Congregation. Repubblica , however, makes a cover-up of the conviction. According to Repubblica, the Congregation of the Faith would have had to publicly denounce Trotta. A doubtful demand to the Church, in which a maxim is to be hard against sin, but mild to the sinner. Repubblica's fretting, therefore, is probably more about something else.
The new Prefect,  Luis Ladaria Ferrer, is virtually unknown to the general public, including most Catholics. The Repubblica article guarantees that his name is immediately placed in a negative context. "The Prefect did not bring the pedophile ex-priest to the public,"... "cover-up of a pedophile scandal" are the headlines spread over media and social networks. It's an imagery that can hardly be bettered. What is the purpose of La Repubblica with the immediate tally-ho on the newly named Prefect?
When Pope Francis was elected, Eugenio Scalfari, the founder and father of La Repubblica, was his preferred partner. The result was several interviews and editorials of doubtful content. In the meantime, it has become quieter because the confessed atheist from a family with an old Masonic tradition, whom Pope Francis "does not want to convert", is already in his 94th year.
The fact is that this is the message that La Repubblica has noted with satisfaction the dismissal of Cardinal Müller and has declared the hunt for his successor.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: La Repubblica (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Exclusive and Violent: Monotheism in the Crossfire of Osservatore Romano?

(Rome) In order to gain greater attention for the monthly women's supplement of the Osservatore Romano, "no less than Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin was employed," said the Vatican expert Sandro Magister. The question is, how is the Vatican's daily newspaper to go ahead? It is unclear who has the say at the Pope's daily newspaper. The result is reflected in articles, which are the expression of a generally broadening confusion.

What future for the Osservatore Romano ?

On May 3, the chief editor of the semi-official Vatican newspaper, Giovanni Maria Vian, and the coordinator of the women's supplement, Donne Chiesa Modo (Women Church World), Lucetta Scaraffia, entered  into the Film Library at Palazzo San Carlo, directly adjacent to the guest house Santa Marta, next to the cardinal."
Also present was the prefect of the newly established Communications Secretariat , Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò. Although he was the most senior representative responsible for the media, "he stood strangely, wordlessly at the end of the hall in the middle of the audience."
A month ago, Msgr. Viganò had given an interview to the Swiss Vaticanist Giuseppe Rusconi (Rossoporpora). In this he was very cautious about the future of the Osservatore Romano. He pointed to strong economizing. The emphasis should be shifted to the Internet. The printout should be all set in several languages ​​and the Italian edition is to be reduced to a handout for the Roman Congregations. The free sale of the paper should only be from newsagents around the Vatican.
"For us it is a bit like an official journal", Viganò had outlined the role he assigns to the Osservatore Romano. Background reports and intellectual contributions of different disciplines should appear weekly, as it is currently the case, for example, for the German edition of the Osservatore Romano. "He said not a word he said about the women's supplement, which allegedly for Viganò, would be subject to  cuts, considering its cost, rather than being promoted," said Magister.

The "Pastiche" of the Women's Supplement in the Osservatore Romano

Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin was asked at Palazzo San Carlo as to the cost of women's supplement. There is a patron, the Cardinal said, and it was the Italian Post.
The decision on the future of the supplement seems, therefore, not to have been taken. The result of the current situation is that "one does not understand in this uncertain period of transition, who in the media department of the Vatican calls the shots, yet watches over what is published," said Magister.
The women's supplement is especially the best example of the current "pastiche". The March issue emphatically called for The Right of Women to Give Sermons, although the ecclesiastical discipline and tradition  neither know nor sanction such things. The women's supplement held forth on this subject despite Pope Francis' ruling out this issue at the beginning of his pontificate.
"One of the culprits is the Prior of Bose, Enzo Bianchi, who was then made ​​to take a step back in Osservatore Romanopublic," said Magister.

"Current State of Confusion"

Marco Vannini, dubious author of the "Osservatore Romano"
An even clearer example of the "current state of confusion," said Magister, is an article of April 26, published in the Osservatore Romano." Il disagio dei monoteismi " (The Discomfort of Monotheisms) was its title, referring to the famous German Egyptologist and religious theorist, Jan Assmann.
"Already the author raises some questions," said the Vatican expert. This is Marco Vannini, a mysticism expert whose positions "are miles away from the Catholic faith."
The Roman Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica has already issued a damning indictment in 2004 from the pen of Father Giandomenico Mucci SJ of Vannini. Vannini, who "excludes the transcendence, suppresses the fundamental truths of Christianity and ends inevitably along the Neoplatonic way  in a modern Gnosis".
Nevertheless, Vannini has appeared increasingly since 2014  as an author in Osservatore Romano.  Of all things, the article on Assmann was entrusted to him, a religious theorist, who thinks the monotheistic religions, especially Judaism and Christianity, in contrast to other creeds, were exclusive and violent, while the polytheistic religions of antiquity, by definition, were peaceful.

Scalfari's religious relativism in the pages of L'Osservatore Romano

Vannini  does not even distance himself from Assmann in his article the distance to Assmann, but went rather on a thesis of his own.
"At a time of renewed violence in the name of God, a true religious tolerance that is able to recognize relativity without slipping into banality, exists only by overcoming the Mosaic distinction between true and false religion."
 This is contrasted with the alleged religious understanding Gandhi "the truth in us, purifies us constantly."
And further:
"In our globalized world, religion can only be a 'religio duplex ', as the religion can accommodate on two levels what has been learned as one understanding among many, and to be seen with the eyes of others, without, however, losing the hidden God from sight, the common, 'transcendental point' of all religions."
In other words, says Magister, Vannini again presents those ideas that Eugenio Scalfari attributes to Pope Francis  with the relationship between religions. Scalfari interpreted the pontiff in his own way. However, this interpretation was never really denied by the Vatican. Now it is the Osservatore Romano which creates a space for the same idea of coming from Masonic home of the atheist Scalfari.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Asianews / Youtube (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, January 25, 2016

Francis to Scalfari: "Don't Convert" -- Benigni on the Duo: "Revolutionaries See Themselves as the Same"

(Rome) Eugenio Scalfari, the founder and former chief editor of the daily newspaper La Repubblica, the only daily newspaper that Pope Francis reads daily, according to his own statement, insists:  remarried divorcees will be re-admitted to the sacraments. This was written by an avowed atheist from a family with an old Masonic tradition and a doyen of left journalism in Italy on Sunday in his column.
Due to some highly controversial interviews that he  conducted with Pope Francis, Scalfari created the aura of around himself of a "secular friend of the pope" and even as the "secular voice of the Pope". From the front page of Repubblica  Scalfari announced how Pope Francis wants to "change" the Church. "Pope Francis: So I'm going to change the Church," this  headline was aired on 1 October 2013 when the first Scalfari interview with the Pope was printed.

Scalfaris Column: "Remarried divorcees are to be admitted to communion"

Am. 1 November 2015 Scalfari wrote few days after the end of the hotly debated Synod on the family, that the Pope had called him and announced to him: "All remarried divorcees are able to receive Holy Communion." Then this was followed up by his column yesterday.
In it he took among other things, a position on the Church's teaching in the  "gay marriage" debate  and told his readers why Pope Francis could not enforce his program so quickly and completely:
"Of course, Francis must, as has already happened in the synodal discussions on the issue of remarried divorcees,  those who want the re-admission to the sacraments, must seek  for (temporary) compromise solutions in order to preserve the unity of the Synodal Church.
The compromise on the subject of the sacraments for remarried divorcees was, for the bishops and the confessors commissioned by them,  to transfer the decision as to whether the petitioner can be accepted back or not. In this way, the door for the re-admission was half open, case by case.  However, for those who want it - should  they have received a negative opinion from the confessor - it is always possible to petition again after a certain time of penance, and it is also possible, but it is then even more certain that this second application will be accepted.
At this stage - as we know - the tension between the Pope and the Curia has reached its maximum, which means that Francis must hold together the largest possible majority of the episcopate, which preferably includes a pastoral action and in this way represents the missionary Church willed by Francis. That  comprehensively explains the compromise when it comes to marriage and civil unions."
As far as Scalfari in his column of January 24 goes,   an atheist goes into amazing detail about the Catholic Church, whose sacraments and even access to these is of great interest.

Ambivalent attitude of the Vatican: half-hearted denials

Scalfari perpetuates the stereotype of the "good" Pope, who is hindered by a "bad" Curia from implementing his reform program, because he has had to take consideration so as not to jeopardize the unity of the Church. Scalfari thus explains  the audience that even in the church majorities first would have to be found and could proceed only gradually. In addition, his emphasis on the "synodal church" is an appeal, with which his signals for a new church.
Pope Francis has granted Scalfari several interviews, whose contents were concocted according to the   free admission of the La Repubblica founder. Since then, there is talk of a "Scalfari Magisterium". The reactions were ambivalent. On one hand, the Vatican press-service respectively denied  the content, without offering any real clarification. On the other hand  Pope Francis resolutely confirms  the talks. The controversial interviews were even included in an anthology of interviews with the Pope  and published by the Vatican Publishing.  A serious distancing looks different.

Scalfari's anecdotes and Begninis: "Revolutionaries are see themselves as the same"

Eugenio Scalfari meanwhile enjoys having an "excellent feeling" for the Pope, he said at the 40th anniversary celebration of La Repubblica, which was celebrated last January 14th. On this occasion Scalfari explained that  Pope Francis had asked him  "not to convert", as the Pope said, he did not know  where he would otherwise find another unbeliever like him with whom he could talk and get new stimuli. "This amused the applauding crowd," is how La Notizia described the scene.
Scalfari sat at the launch of the interview book by Andreas Tornielli and Pope Francis at the Vatican as a guest of honor in the front row. The presentation was made by the wildly popular Italian  actor and comedian Roberto Benigni, who ensured maximum ratings and sympathy. Benigni said, in his usual burlesque manner of  presentation that he even "likes this pope, but very very" and one "can not respond well to a moderate type: either you talk good about him or nothing," about this Pope.  Pope Francis "is a revolutionary, as he has been called  by Eugenio Scalfari, who is also a revolutionary. Revolutionaries see themselves as the same," said Benigni.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: UCCR
Video: La Repubblica (mit Werbevorspann, der nicht ausgeschaltet werden kann)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, November 2, 2015

Francis Grants Another Interview to His Favorite Masonic Journalist

Edit: you'd think that after being burned by the Freemason who founded the Pope's favorite morning news read, he wouldn't grant anymore interviews. Then again, considering that the divorced and remarried frequently went to Communion in Buenos Aires before Bergoglio was Pope, why would such a statement be surprising? He's just floating more trial balloons being heard in the court of public opinion.

[Catholic Herald] The Vatican has said that an interview which quotes the Pope as saying that “all divorced who ask will be admitted” to Communion is “in no way reliable” and “cannot be considered as the Pope’s thinking”.

In an article in La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari said the Pope made the comment during a phone interview.

According to a translation by traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli, Pope Francis said: “The diverse opinion of the bishops is part of this modernity of the Church and of the diverse societies in which she operated, but the goal is the same, and for that which regards the admission of the divorced to the Sacraments, [it] confirms that this principle has been accepted by the synod.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bergoliata or Scalfariade -- Scalfari's New Editorial With Pope Francis' Pearls

Eugenio Scalfari and Pope Francis
(Rome) The "interviews" by atheist and Freemason Eugenio Scalfari with Pope Francis have become as famous as infamous. On the 15th of March it was time again. Eugenio Scalfari has published in his house journal La Repubblica,   an editorial about Pope Francis. He's cited actual or alleged statements  which Pope Francis is said to have expressed  in one of the conversations between the Catholic Church and head of the left, anti-clerical opinion makers. Scalfari would not be  Scalfari, if he did not present himself in his editorial as the main interpreter of the Argentine Pope's thoughts and actions. This is only one page. The others are homework assignments that Scalfari is giving the Pope on the way. Tasks that  the Pope would have to do in the atheist's terms. A new Bergogliata or new Scalfariada?

Scalfaris parallel magisterium with increased destructive power

The duo Scalfari-Bergoglio has appeared again on March 15 in the daily newspaper La Repubblica.  Whether virtual or real, who knows? It means it is difficult to distinguish which are reported as a direct playback of quotes  being in fact from Pope Francis and which are from  Scalfari in the role of a more or less accepted papal prompter. Above all  this says nothing about the broad impact.  It is at Scalfari's disposal and it's international. If he ascribes to the Pope something,  many readers will take it unquestioningly at face value. All the more so, the more clearly they are close to Scalfari's positions.Yet it also plays hardly any role to point out that such private opinions expressed are not from the Pope of the papal Magisterium when the "unofficial" teachings are much more widespread than the official one.
The fact is that Scalfari's Bergogliades promote a parallel magisterium, the ever deepening furrows in the sensus fideieats of the faithful. The following excerpts from the editorial require no comment. They are of a certain caliber, aimed at the Catholic doctrine and ecclesiastical discipline, whose destructive power has reached a new level.
If the allegations are put to the Pope in his mouth, not be immediately and unambiguously denied and corrected, by the Pope, or by those who are engaged to the Holy See, they will cast an even darker shadow on the Argentine Pope and  pontificate. It is a Pope, for the masses who are so prone to idolatry, who is becoming more and more a stumbling block and irritation for believers.

"That which Francis Can Tell the Europe of Non-believers"

Eugenio Scalfari
[...] Whoever has had the grace to meet Pope Francis knows that the egoism of the most dangerous enemy of our species.  The animal is selfish because it is only guided by his instincts, the most important thing is their own survival. Man is also driven by socializing and he therefore feels love towards the other, in addition to the survival of the species to which he belongs. If egoism wins the upper hand and the love for others is suffocated, it darkens the divine spark which is in him and condemns himself.
What happens to these extinct souls? Will they be punished? And how?
Francis' answer is unambiguous and clear: There is no penalty but the annihilation of that soul. All others live on to share the  the happiness in the presence of the Father. The extinguished souls have no part in this feast, with the death of the body is its end and this is the motivation of the missionary Church: to save the lost. This is also the reason why Francis is through and through, a Jesuit. [...] "

Francis: "There is no penalty. The souls are extinguished "

This "extinction" of  souls poses "a big problem," said Chiesa e postconcilio . "With the death of the body ends earthly existence, but immortality continues to participate in the glory of God (paradise) or eternal damnation as a result of rejection and rebellion against the Creator and Lord, universorum Rex.
 What more do you expect from Pope of Mercy, who has banished  justice and the sacrifice of Christ? Of which he does not speak and do not even celebrate? What else does  that "there is no going back" than its permanent reform?" asked the Roman Catholic blog.
"In any case, there are serious allegations that, even be they  distorted, will be publicly attributed to the Pope. For this reason it would be to deny a unique way to denounce it and that with maximum visibility. Just as serious  appears the inertia of that part of the clergy, which does not follow him without hesitation, as they have not done with any other pope  in the past 50 years,  but to actively wait for a solemn act of the Magisterium, that will never come. In the meantime, the confusion increases and with it, gives "darkness" free reign,  because certain Church leaders break down the Church equity entrusted to defend the mystical body. This is absolutely serious and really dramatic. It is useless to wait for formal acts of government. The dissolution has  become a part of the practice and the words of permission," said Chiesa e postconcilio .

Scalfari's "Homework" for the Pope I: abolish the Priesthood

The actual or alleged statements by Pope Francis are remarkable. You also remember the refusal of Francis to correct statements made ​​once before, let alone such as Scalfaris. Instead, the previous interviews, although Scalfari was revealed to have formulated the answers of the Pope himself,   have however kept faithful in content to the Pope's statements, which  the Vatican publishing company published in book form.
Also noteworthy is Scalfari's addition with which he publicly issued the Pope homework. As tasks "Francis needs to address now," said Eugenio Scalfari,  "very difficult problems, which have rarely been addressed." The first problem  the atheist described, "that nobody has asked, even though it is obvious", implying something fundamental: "the presbyters, that is, the priests, who administer the sacraments and have the power to absolve or punish those who are judged to be sinners." Scalfari then claims that priests and a priestly hierarchy "is the only one prohibited marriage,  in the Catholic Church."
Scalfari continues: "In no other religion are there  priests called to celibacy and no other religion's doctrine was converted into a codex. The Jews have their writings and their rules, but the rabbis are teachers, they have neither a sacrament nor celibacy obligations. They represent and interpret the Scriptures. That's their job, nothing more.
The Muslims have their writings and their teachings, but no trace of priests. But beware: the different Muslim sects have teachers who interpret the Koran, but also oppressive laws, because they have named the  infidel an enemy. Potentially, these are theocracies, sometimes direct, as in Iran, sometimes indirect, so that the temptation of fundamentalism is strong and often destructive. And not otherwise, although they are Christians, in the various Protestant denominations, where there is no priest, but pastors. [...] "

Scalfari's "Homework" for the Pope II: abolish the personal God

The second point Scalfari asks is for "contact to modern culture, which has its roots in the Enlightenment. This intellectual movement that had its greatest development in England and France in the 18th century and in Diderot, Voltaire, Hume, and Kant found its highest representatives, did not believe in absolute truth, but a relative, which excluded the existence of God or saw him as  a motor of the creation of life, who is the means of an autonomous evolution and determined by autonomous laws.
The God of theists did not have any attribute that is similar to the Christian God: he was neither merciful nor vindictive, neither generous nor did he intervene in history and destiny, he did not interpose in the question of good and evil. He was a motor, a cosmic force that had kindled the light of life in some places of the universe and then withdrew, is asleep or busy with the creation of another life.

If an atheist Masonic coincides with the Pope - which in any case he claims

"Europe has the Enlightenment as the basis of the modern age. The theme of the Second Vatican Council, that Pope Francis has close to his heart, is that,  to understand its wavelength, which can be spoken of with a Europe that is  becoming  de-Christianized and therefore the mission area (Including North America). It is very likely that the Holy Year  desired by Francis will be  the beginning of this missionary action, with all its implications, terribly current storm of terrorism, wars and local conflicts, increasing violence, family breakdown and desperate children and the worst of all sins, overlooking inequality, poverty, the supremacy of power and war  instead of love and peace. The theme of mercy is therefore not only religious, but also socially and economically appropriate in order to regain the peace, love and hope in the face of power, war and despair. "
 Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Chiesa e postconcilio
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Scalfari Magisterium of Pope Francis -- Vatican Publishing House to Release Pope Interview Book

(Rome) The confusion at the highest levels will continue. This is in the truest sense of the word, because in the Vatican of Pope Bergoglio, there is confusion and  more comes every day. After the strange invitation of the Leoncavallo to the Vatican (representatives of the extreme left-center "Leoncavallo", which has been the proverbial  "center" of left-wing violence in Italy, were received on 28 October by Pope Francis in the Vatican) now the Vatican publishing house Libreria Editrice Vaticana has published it
 "Interviews and conversations with journalists". In book form, all the controversial "recognized interviews of Pope Francis, published by L'Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of the Holy See and other newspapers" are to be issued.

Francis Insists on Interviews as Part of his Magisterium

With the release they are accorded special importance. The emphasis is on "recognized" interviews. The question of authenticity was previously highly controversial. A fortiori, since Eugenio Scalfari, doyen of the left-liberal journalism announced, he had even formulated the papal responses in the two interviews he had with Pope Francis.
The printing was done, however, with the explicit imprimatur of the Pope, says Scalfari. A real denial was never pronounced by the Vatican. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi danced on eggshells with his comments in connection to the publication of both Scalfari interviews, with which he on one hand, confirmed the content of the controversial Pope's statements, but at the same time attempted a kind of distancing.
Not a few Catholics have denied so far, that the interviews were part of the papal Magisterium. Pope Francis seems to have always seen it differently. Since the Osservatore Romano has reprinted the interviews and even published them on the website of the Holy See as parts of the papal magisterium, but they were again withdrawn and re-released, there can hardly be any doubt, that  Pope Francis according to the collected output of  the Vatican publishing house of the statements, the form, the rapid and controversial doctrinal documents, indeed  indicates their  authenticity as statements of his Magisterium.

The "Worst Evils" of the World: "Youth Unemployment"

The Scalfari-Magisterium of Pope Francis
The Scalfari-Magisterium of Pope Francis
The first Scalfari interview with the Pope appeared on October 1, 2013 in the daily newspaper La Repubblica. Among the "worst evils" that "plague the world," the pope did not talk about the loss of faith, the denial of God or the attacks on the non-negotiable values ​​and natural law. No, as the "worst evil" that afflicts the world, Pope Bergoglio called "youth unemployment" and the "loneliness of the elderly".
This astonished the atheist and church opponent  himself in old Masonic tradition,  Eugenio Scalfari, who reminded the Pope that youth unemployment is a "political and economic problem"  that  is rather the concern of "States, governments, political parties and the trade unions concerned."  Shouldn't the Pope take care of God?
But Bergoglio reiterated his statement and reiterated that it is "the most urgent and most dramatic problem" for the Church.

"Everyone has their own view of good and evil" - Diametrically contrary to the teaching of the Church, yet silence

The shattering statement of the interview is far more serious. Pope Francis said aloud Scalfari: "Each of us has its own view of the good and of evil. We need to encourage others to move towards what he thinks is best. "
Again Scalfari remained almost speechless in the face of such statements from the mouth of a pope: "The conscience is autonomous,  you have said, everyone must obey his own conscience. I think these are the most courageous utterances that have been made by a pope."
Although Scalfari expressly pointed out to him  the meaning of this statement, Pope Bergoglio insisted   in this case as well: "And here I repeat it. Everyone has their own idea of ​​good and evil and must choose to follow the good and to fight evil, as he perceives it. That would be enough to improve the world."
Officially the Church was silent about the Pope's words and did, and does, as if someone had simply not heard. Behind closed doors, there were no lack of negative remarks, also from highest church officials by pointing out that the papal assertion stands in diametrical opposition to the entire Church doctrine and is also downright dangerous, because with such a statement, it would even justify the heinous crimes even Stalin and Hitler.

Critique of liberalism, but not of Marxism

But not enough. Another statement caused discomfort. The Pope spoke a harsh condemnation of "unbridled liberalism", but did not say a word against the Marxist left or liberation theology. Quite the contrary. In both cases, he praised the followers of these ideologies.
Finally,  Pope Francis condemned Catholic "proselytism" as "solemn nonsense" because "our goal is not proselytism, but listening to  needs, desires and disappointments". This, even though Jesus placed the order in the Scriptures: "All power is given to me in heaven and  earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations and all people making disciples; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And Lo, I am with you always, to the end of the world "(Mt 28: 18 to 20).

"There is No Catholic God"

In his amazing designs even Pope Francis said: "I believe in God. I do not believe in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God."  Meanwhile, there is also the statement of the Pope, that there is no God himself, but the three divine persons, but not God. Many words, a lot of confusion.
Worth mentioning are Bergolio's remaining the eschatological comments, he expressed concern to Scalfari: "I remember to have mentioned in my letter to you, that our species will end, but the light of God will never end, which then penetrate in all souls and everything will be all in all. The transcendence remains, because this light that is all in all, transcends the universe and the present of the species in this phase."

No Denial

The interview was immediately reprinted and published the next day by L'Osservatore Romano  on the website of the Holy See. Only a few of the brave raised their voices and dared to pronounce that such things have never been said by a Pope, and is contradictory or even openly contradicts Catholic teaching.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi literally stuttered, as they were   horrified at the Vatican of the interview of which they knew nothing, apparently all were surprised, but of which one could not dissociate himself,  because Pope Francis himself did not dissociate. Father Lombardi tried to square the circle by trying to persuade that  beyond it, the Pope had not seen the text before its printing. Lombardi's statement could really convince no one.
Scalfari allowed himself the pleasure of   describing in detail the printing of the interviews to the foreign press. Accordingly, it may be true that Pope Francis, the interview being finished, he no longer looked at it, that it was not made available to him by Scalfari before printing and the Pope gave permission to print. This may lead to the conclusion that Pope Francis had so much confidence in Scalfari that he accepted everything, no matter whatever the journalist had written.
A denial has, as already mentioned, never taken place. Also, a conclusion must be drawn. It was not until November 15, and a half month later, the interview was deleted from the website of the Vatican. It was published again, and Vatican spokesman Lombardi had to make more contortion exercises. The interview was "credible" as a whole, but "not in the individual estimations". To add, finally, "the Secretary of State" had ordered its cancellation.

Stunned Silence of One - Rush to Publish for Others

Only at that moment, the Bergoglio fans ventured in the Catholic media, like Vatican Insider,  to practice restrained criticism of the interview  and noted that it was "really difficult to attribute the statements contained to  Pope Francis." Guilt was already assigned to Scalfari, if at this moment. But this assured  that the statements were credibly to have been made ​​by the Pope. The missing denial of the statements by the  Vatican proved him right.
Even now, the interview is published by the Vatican publishing company in book form. Unfortunately, the result will not be a serious and mature discussion of the dubious, controversial and unacceptable statements of the interview, but an even greater silence of the Church representatives, who should actually be obliged to talk. Through silence you seem to want to sit out the "problem". But Pope Francis and his closest confidants do not rest. They seem to want to make the "revolutionary" statements of the Pope publicized, otherwise the publications by Osservatore Romano, and now the Vatican publishing house do not explain.

Second Scalfari Interview

The "dialogue" between the Pope and the Anti-Pope continued despite this stumbling as if nothing had happened. This past July 13, Scalfari published in La Repubblica, a second Pope interview, again peppered with amazing statements. So Bergoglio said, "if [someone] chooses evil because he is sure that  something good will come of it from the heights of heaven, then these intentions and their consequences will be considered. We can not say, because we do not know. "
For long-running of the Church opponents outside the Church and  in progressive circles within the Church, the Pope said of celibacy, to the amazement of the Church historian: "Celibacy was established in the 10th century" and as the possibility of being able to marry  for priests: "It takes time, but the solutions are there and I will find it ".
But it is even more explosive: When Pope Francis came to speak on the topic of pedophilia and the Church, he described an exaggerated percentage of affected clergy, adding, that there was among the pedophile "priests and even bishops and cardinals". If that were so, he would have had as head of the Church, however, a  long time to intervene, rather than  clarifying  reports in interviews about it.

Stunningly Bizarre Non-Distancing

During the morning of July 13, although it was Sunday, he seems to have called some influential cardinals up on the phone and spoke energetic words. So once  more Vatican spokesman Lombardi had to disengage with a convoluted explanation trying a stunningly bizarre balancing act that could only fail. Pope Francis  had offered  in this case no word of distancing or correction (see Cardinals Also Among Pedophiles "Find Solution" to Abolish Celibacy? - New Bizarre Pope Interview with Scalfari in German).
Father Lombardi could not deny the content, because the Pope was unwilling to distance himself from his own words.The Vatican spokesman denied therefore, the absence of another possible form: One can  "not speak in any case of an interview," as that would be ultimately relevant. In particular, the statements about "pedophile" Cardinals and celibacy could not "certainly" be ascribed to the Pope. After all, said the Vatican spokesman, Scalfari  quotes incorrectly, which is why a "manipulation" of the reader can  not be excluded.
The choice of words had been remarkable. The Vatican spokesman made a serious accusation as a journalist, of "manipulation" that that took place  with Pope Francis coming and going as a friend of the house. Whoever complained and pushed Father Lombardi  to engage the Pope, had two concerns that compelled him.  Anyway, had there been in the two Scalfari interviews any quite weighty points, they would have required correction.
And now, in the Autumn of 2014  the new edition of the interviews, including all controversial statements by the Vatican publishing house follows.  The editor of the book, is the publishing director Don Giuseppe Costa himself. In addition to the two Scalfari interviews discussed here, there are even more not less controversial interviews included in the anthology.
What conclusions can be drawn from this? When does the internal Church dispute with the papal urge to talk?  The rector of the School of Journalism of Perugia, Antonio Socci has another question: "May a Pope sow this confusion among the faithful?"
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred
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