A Troubling Week In Vatican Politics…

A Troubling Week In Vatican Politics…

The article below is taken from the blog, One Peter Fve (1P5)…

Müller, Küng, Marx, and St. Joan of Arc


The Catholic Church, therefore, faces a very serious situation, where many vulnerable souls are at stake and where there seems to be a growing atmosphere of intolerance toward those who try to defend the Catholic Truth...
The Catholic Church, therefore, faces a very serious situation, where many vulnerable souls are at stake and where there seems to be a growing atmosphere of intolerance toward those who try to defend the Catholic Truth – IP5


On this Feast of St. Athanasius [2nd May], and inspired by the story of Saint Joan of Arc, I was encouraged to write this article.

At the end of last week, three major events happened that are very troubling for faithful Catholics. One event relates to Cardinal Gerhard Müller, one to Father Hans Küng, and the third relates to Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

First of all, reports came to us that Carlos Osoro, the archbishop of Madrid, Spain, forbade Cardinal Gerhard Müller from presenting his new book   on hope  at the Catholic University San Dámaso, because this book is — Osoro alleges — “against the pope”. Guiseppe Nardi, who first reported this story in German on Katholisches.info, refers to the original Spanish source, Infovaticana.com. I report here on this story since, from other sources as well, I know it to be the truth.

Infovaticana also surprisingly reports that Archbishop Osoro has been incorrectly reporting, in his official Curriculum Vitae (which he had once sent to the Vatican), that he has four licentiates, namely in philosophy, theology, natural science, and pedagogy. As has now been confirmed, Osoro, in fact, does not have those licentiates. After Infovaticana had also reported on his scandalous treatment of the head of Doctrine in Rome, Osoro has now said that he himself will participate at the presentation of Cardinal Müller’s book, but it still will not take place at his own university. Rather, the presentation will happen at the private University Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid. It is unlikely that the archbishop would have given such a prohibition to a senior cardinal of the Church, had he not felt a sense of assured protection from above. In fact this incident seems only possible due to the fact that, indeed, there is an objective disagreement between Pope Francis’ reforms and Cardinal Müller’s doctrinal position which affirms and preserves the traditional teaching of the Church… The Catholic Church, therefore, faces a very serious situation, where many vulnerable souls are at stake and where there seems to be a growing atmosphere of intolerance toward those who try to defend the Catholic Truth…

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Comments (25)

  • Pastoor Geudens

    Reblogged this on 2012-2019.

    May 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm
    • editor

      Thank you, Father. I must pay a quick visit.

      May 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Andrew Paterson

    I read the article. All good fun. One point that might give us a little cheer. The banner that Joan of Arc carried in battle was provided by a Scotsman. We are going to need a fair few Joans and good many banners.

    May 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    • Nicky

      I doubt if it is much “fun” for Our Lord to see his Mystical Body being scourged anew.

      May 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm
      • Andrew Paterson

        Thank you for your reproof, dear chum. The comment should be taken as a whole. The tail tells the tale. Don’t you know what is coming? You will. probably by July.

        May 4, 2016 at 7:22 am
      • editor


        Don’t leave us all hanging there! Spill! What’s coming in July?!

        May 4, 2016 at 9:07 am
      • Lionel

        Probably Pope Francis’ visit in Sweden (?)

        May 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm
  • RCA Victor

    The German episcopate is in schism, and has been for quite some time, but now their schism rules this disgraceful pontificate. I recall a video taken at a German airport years ago when Pope Benedict, having just landed, was refused a handshake greeting by most of his German bishops.

    And as for Cardinal Muller, he appears to be in schism with the schism – but wasn’t his fidelity in serious question when he was appointed Prefect of the CDF by Benedict? I seem to remember one priest being quoted as saying that Muller should be investigated by the CDF, not head it!

    May 3, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    • editor

      Correct, RCA Victor. We ran a blog post on the appointment of Cardinal Muller, such was the concern at his appointment.

      I also remember the refused handshake.

      For the record, the broken link has now been fixed by IP5, so you might want to check that out now.

      May 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm
    • Michaela

      RCA Victor,

      The German bishops are definitely schismatic and they even threatened to “go their own way” as reported in the IP5 article at one point. I copied this passage below, because I think it must be vexing for many good priests, who are worried about what might happen in the future – and not just priests in Germany:-

      Should the German Bishops’ Conference come to instruct pastors and other pastoral workers to give Holy Communion to remarried divorcees (if only in individual cases), conservative priests would be put in front of a grave decision of conscience. For, they would be ultimately forced to commit a sacrilege; that is to say, an especially grave sin. They of course can turn to Rome, but nothing indicates that they would receive help from there.

      May 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm
    • Athanasius

      RCA Victor

      You’re absolutely right about both the German hierarchy and Cardinal Muller. The German hierarchy has been in unofficial schism with the Church for a long time, yet its representatives keep on being promoted to high office by our questionable Popes. Cardinals Kasper and Marx are just the latest two to find favour with Pope Francis and gain sufficient credibility to split the bishops over the Church’s infallible moral teaching. For his part, Cardinal Muller was under suspicion of heterodox opinions expressed in his book, the name of which I have forgotten.

      It just shows how great the decline has been in just a few short years that Cardinal Muller, once highly suspect as a theologian, is now considered a stalwart of Traditional Church teaching. These guys are playing with our heads as well as our souls!

      But what is it with Germans? They started two world wars hoping for world donination, then they took over Vatican II and poisoned it with Modernist heterodoxy. Now Cardinal Kasper is attempting outright heresy, with Cardinals Marx and Schonborn vying for second place. Even in secular politics, Angela Merkel’s German government is controlling Europe through domination of power in the EU. What do they feed Rhine dwellers for breakfast?

      May 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm
      • RCA Victor


        What is it with the Germans? (Including Ratzinger) Maybe the Bavarian Illuminati…but, check this out: https://sarmaticusblog.wordpress.com/ (scroll down to “For the Record.”)

        May 3, 2016 at 11:11 pm
      • Athanasius

        RCA Victor,

        A very interesting link. This rise of what is termed “Right Wing” parties is occurring in every European State. Even Britain has the UKIP party, which has likewise stunned and terrified the mainstream liberal elite with its electoral victories. Something’s brewing!

        May 4, 2016 at 1:01 am
    • Margaret Mary

      RCA Victor,

      “And as for Cardinal Muller, he appears to be in schism with the schism”


      May 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  • Gerontius

    The Holy Catholic Church is, of course, the kingdom of Heaven on Earth, of which the Great Red Dragon swept down to Earth one third of it’s “Stars.”

    Perhaps these partisans of heresy are about to be defrocked and excommunicated. Let’s hope so. After 50 years of this modernist cancer, radical surgery is URGENTLY required, less the disease gets the mastery through long delay.

    Bishop E. Sylvester Berry taught on his book “The Apocalypse” that something drastic happens to the devils’s carefully orchestrated plans, since “when the devil saw that he had been thrown down, he was angry with the Woman and went off to make war on the rest of her children…”

    Interesting times indeed!

    May 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm
    • Michaela


      I’ve never heard of Bishop Berry but we sure do live in interesting times!

      May 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm
      • Gerontius


        The Apocalypse of St. John
        by E. Sylvester Berry.
        Published 1921

        Well worth reading, in view of the current state of contemporary society.
        It can be read online at this link if you wish.


        May 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm
      • Margaret Mary


        I read some of that book at the online link you give and it is really thought-provoking. I read the bits on the anti-Christ and you can’t help drawing parallels with what is happening just now. I still think we are not qualified to say this pope is the anti-pope, even though it is very tempting as he’s not exactly another Leo the Great or Pius X.

        May 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm
  • Nicky

    I thought the IP5 article was terrifying. To think that there are such charlatans wearing red hats and entitle “Your Grace” who think nothing of deceit, that they would lie even about academic/church qualifications. What is going on in their heads? Are they really baptised Catholics to begin with? I can’t believe what I’m reading half the time. Thank goodness for the internet, as we’d know none of this if we depended on the Catholic papers.

    May 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • editor

    Sorry, folks,

    I’ve not had time to properly comment on this thread, as my computer went haywire after my last visit, or rather, my previous visit which I really thought would be my “last” – until the Patron Saint of Computer Numpties came to my aid, yet again. I will take a serious look at the thread tomorrow, though, that’s a threat promise…

    So now I need to head off for the pubs and clubs since I’m told they’re closing earlier than usual tonight. My own fault for not sticking to the weekends only! 😀

    May 3, 2016 at 9:47 pm
  • gabriel syme

    I am sick to death of all of Kung, Kasper, Marx and their ilk.

    What narcissists they are – to see the devastation their ideas have caused, yet still they arrogantly persists. Of course, all Marx and Kasper care about at the end of the day is Church tax.

    Germans in particular seem to be a terrible plague on Our Lord’s Church. I much prefer my Germans to be of the Schmidberger variety.

    It cannot be too long before we have a new set of names at the forefront of the Church and, with Gods grace, they will be much more orthodox and faithful than the heretics who have dominated recent decades.

    May 4, 2016 at 11:09 pm
    • RCA Victor

      Amen to that, GS! I’ve just finished re-reading Pascendi slowly, and it is really astounding how the likes of Bergoglio, Kasper, Kung, Schonborn and their fellow heretical travelers are writ large in that extraordinary analysis by St. Pius X.

      The Modernists may have changed personnel since 1907, but they haven’t changed their stripes. Not one bit….though I’d say that as a result of having been driven underground for 50 years, their mealy-mouthed arrogance has intensified to mealy-mouthed hubris.

      May 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        “The Modernists may have changed personnel since 1907, but they haven’t changed their stripes.”

        That’s it, in the proverbial nutshell. These are not Catholics – remember, Modernism is defined as the synthesis of all the heresies. Here’s a reminder of the gravity of heresy, put together for easy reading on the EWTN website, following definitions (of heresy, schism, apostasy) – after making the necessary distinction between material and formal heresy, the article continues:

        “When it comes to Catholics who are formally guilty of heresy, apostasy or schism, the Church applies the penalty of excommunication. The 1983 Code of Canon Law, repeating the sanctions of the earlier 1917 Code, states,

        c. 1364
        1. With due regard for can. 194, part 1, n. 2, an apostate from the faith, a heretic or a schismatic incurs automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication and if a cleric, he can also be punished by the penalties mentioned in can. 1336, part 1, nn. 1, 2, and 3.

        2. If long lasting contumacy or the seriousness of scandal warrants it, other penalties can be added including dismissal from the clerical state.

        This canon is saying that once a person willingly repudiates Christ, embraces a heresy, knowing it to be contrary to divine and Catholic faith, or refuses submission to the Roman Pontiff (or communion with the members of the Church subject to him), by virtue of the law itself they are automatically excommunicated. No ecclesiastical act is necessary and no public notice. Source

        Personally, me, moi… I fail to see how highly placed prelates of the Church do not know that they are embracing heresy. There’s no case, it seems to me, to claim “invincible ignorance” – they have a very serious duty NOT to be ignorant of the nature and purpose of the Church and the status of her doctrines.

        May 6, 2016 at 11:54 am
  • Theresa Rose

    This Parish Priest is not afraid of writing to Pope Francis, telling him, more or less that he makes confusing statements whenever he speaks. I do hope the Pope actually read it. I found the link on gloria.tv.


    May 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm
    • editor

      Brilliant, Theresa Rose

      As you say, let’s hope the Pope actually reads it. Brave priest. Great letter.

      May 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

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