Cause of 33-days Pope, John Paul I – Curious?editor
Pope John Paul I [was] beatified on 4 September 2022 in a celebration presided over by Pope Francis in the Vatican.
In October, the Holy Father signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of John Paul I (Albino Luciani), clearing the way for his beatification.
Two months later, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has officially announced his beatification, which was communicated to the postulator of the cause of canonization, Cardinal Beniamino Stella, and to Bishop Renato Marangoni of Belluno-Feltre, the diocese where Luciani’s cause opened on November 23, 2003, and closed on November 9, 2017, with the proclamation of his heroic virtues.
Sixth twentieth-century Pope on the path to sainthood
In an article published Thursday in the Italian newspaper L’Avvenire, by vice-postulator of the cause, Stefania Falasca, John Paul I – the 263rd Pope, who spent 34 days at the head of the Church – is the sixth pontiff from the 1900s for whom a cause for beatification and canonization has been introduced. Of this group, four have already been proclaimed saints: Pius X, John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II.
The miracle approved in the cause of Pope John Paul I involves the healing of a young girl in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who suffered a case of “severe acute inflammatory encephalopathy, a malignant refractory epileptic illness, and septic shock.” Her situation was very serious, characterized by numerous daily seizures and a septic state of broncho-pneumonia.
According to Canon law, the Church will have to wait for the outcome of another Super miro (on the miracle) process after beatification to proceed to canonization. Continues…
This pope was pontiff for 33 days. Hardly time to unpack. So, please explain to me why he has been set on the road to canonisation. This is not meant to be a personal criticism of Pope John Paul I – I know nothing about him which is, really, the point. Do YOU? I read the book claiming he’d been murdered, but apart from that, and agreeing that he has a beautiful smile, I’m curious about the rationale behind this latest pope-to-go canonisation process. It can’t just be “his smile [which] transmitted the Lord’s goodness”… Can it? Your thoughts…
Signed Puzzled, Glasgow (who can sometimes smile for Scotland 😀 )
They’re just canonising the Council. It will be interesting to see whether they do a rush job on B XVI too when he meets his maker. It currently looks like they’re going for the full set to show that the marvellous “New Pentacost” produced so many saints …. As the pews and seminaries emptied.
For me there is a deeper subtext namely, these Papal canonisations of the Popes since the Council. It will be interesting if it includes Benedict XVI when he departs this life. Who knows even Pope Francis though not an active participant, he has certainly promoted the Modernist/Masonic agenda., may also end up being declared a Saint???? Stranger things have happened before.
For me, this is nothing more than the endorsement of the Second Vatican Council and its rotten fruit, which has been destructive beyond belief since the 60’s in the life of the Church and the Catholic community.
Regarding John Paul I, he may or may not have been murdered by those deeply placed Masonic etc. elements within the Vatican. There is strong circumstantial evidence in Yallop’s book, that something deeply disturbing was taking place during his brief tenure as Pope.
I personally feel it has devalued to an extent the Canonisation process, which had been greatly and substantively divested of it rigorous nature.
All in all it’s another ringing endorsement of the Council by the enemies of the Church who are deeply entrenched within human institutions.
Our Lady of Fatima pray for us
Exactly, spot on, they’re just canonising the Council. I’d formed that thought before I read your comment. And he only reigned for 33 days as well. Ridiculous. Apologies for using Gloria TV as a source but he was apparently very anti-TLM as well: https://gloria.tv/post/LGHQFstCs41F2AadmqG8pLXSd PLEASE, I beg of you, don’t read the inane comments underneath the post, they are typical GTV basket case fare.
That is truly shocking about John Paul I’s attitude to the TLM. Unbelievable.
There is a reference to Sr Lucia (Fatima) in that GloriaTV report which reminds me of a report I read some years ago wherein it is revealed that before he was elected Pope, JPI was asked to visit Sr Lucia in Carmel. He went along with his brother but saw Sister on his own. His brother reported that he came out of that meeting very shaken and would not speak about it. So, who knows what she told him. Must (obviously) have been very serious. And given his shocked reaction must have challenged him – I’ll put it no stronger than that. Perhaps it had led to a conversion in his mindset which made him highly unpopular in some way. Hence the “murder” theory. Who knows. I wish I did…
Andrew Q, the correction of “higher vocation” of consecrated celibacy marriage vowed to Christ to consecrated male female marriage vowed to God given as an erroneous “opinion” of St Paul at 1Cor7:25-34 and purported taught by the catholic church role group until 19 March 2013, six days after the election of Pope Francis, required what you describe as “the pews and seminaries emptied” and which was the “great majority” (Pope Francis, 2015) of those in these pews and seminaries not keeping inseparability and qualitative equality of thinking and having faith as, in uncertainty, belief. This “worldwide catastrophe” (Pope Francis, 10 June 2021) was remedied by Pope Francis exercising an absolute power of authorisation on 10 June 2021 of applications of:
1. ensuring procreation gift by helpers of the family within the family in the case of ten Vatican state citizens, including Cardinal Angelo Becciu, alleged to have embezzled charity donations by helpers of the family within the family presently been heard in Pope Francis’ Vatican state court,
2. insuring as at unacceptable risk of fraud from the Italian Parliament “Zan” anti-homophobia bill, defeated in early November 2021 after a protest note against it authorised by Pope Francis as an unacceptable risk of fraud on insuring need of union of identities of family members of valid and proper marriages, both consecrated celibate and consecrated male female.
I can see no connection whatsoever between what Andrew Q said and your response to him. I will make a couple of points, though…
A… “the correction of “higher vocation” of consecrated celibacy marriage vowed to Christ to consecrated male female marriage vowed to God given as an erroneous “opinion” of St Paul at 1Cor7:25-
Who / which authority gave the “erroneous opinion”… “opinion” (so to speak) ?
B… “having faith as, in uncertainty, belief”…
Nope. Christian Faith is certain.
I can’t pretend to understand the rest of your post which appears to have nothing whatsoever to do with the topic – Pope John Paul I – but I thought I’d show off what I (think) I DO understand from your comment. I ought to get an A for effort, or should that be an E for effort…
Tip: if you choose to submit another comment, I suggest that you at least mention Pope John Paul I.
My reply is to what Andrew Q wrote which I quoted: “pews and seminaries emptied” and to “they’re just canonising the Council” referring to Pope Francis canonising as Blessed, Pope John Paul 1. St Paul gave the erroneous opinion as “of St Paul”. I stated that it is “belief” by definition that is uncertain, not faith.
I apologise – I missed your reference to “pews and seminaries” from Andrew’s comment.
Pope Francis in a consecrated celibate marriage vowed to Christ exercised this absolute power of authorisation on the reference point of, that is, by associating together with or as a collaborator of, particularly family members of the family of economist/statistician Colin Clark in a consecrated male female marriage vowed to God who exercised this power by his simultaneous authorisations in 1964 of Pope St Paul V1’s Commission on Population and the UNO Food and Agriculture Organisation of their application of “just about paripassu rate of growth of population and food supplies in the developing countries.” (“Colin Clark Reminisces with Bruce McFarlane and Derek Healey”, Adelaide University, Australia, 2 August 1977, p.29 of transcript of audiotape.)
A smile with heroic virtues….who knew?
This is interesting: a Masonic-controlled hierarchy is beatifying a Pope who was allegedly murdered because he was about to expose the extensive presence of Freemasons in the Curia. Gee, maybe those Freemasons aren’t such bad guys, after all….
Editor: The “Council” referred to by Andrew Q in the context of canonisation of Pope John Paul 1 was in error in its “Declaration on Christian Education”, Gravissimam Educationis, 1965 at n.3 on the word “entrust” that it was by parents to “those others” when it was by those others to the family.
In correcting this inversion Pope Francis by associating together with others put into action an educational project in sexuality and true love within the family marked by the true values of the person and Christian love and taking a clear position that surpassed ethical utilitarianism.
In his putting this project into action, Pope Francis in a consecrated celibate marriage vowed to Christ exercised an absolute power of authorisation on the reference point of, that is, by associating together with or as a collaborator of, particularly family members of the family of economist/statistician Colin Clark in a consecrated male female marriage vowed to God who exercised this power by his simultaneous authorisations in 1964 of Pope St Paul V1’s Commission on Population and the UNO Food and Agriculture Organisation of their application of “just about paripassu rate of growth of population and food supplies in the developing countries.” (“Colin Clark Reminisces with Bruce McFarlane and Derek Healey”, Adelaide University, Australia, 2 August 1977, p.29 of transcript of audiotape.)
The impression that I got was, they were sending us a message that post vat 2 popes were even more saintly than pre vat 2 popes. Also that post vat mass is here to stay as well.
Nice try 🤭.
Think smiling Pope was informed twice re infiltration of the freemason by Cardinal Gagnon and sister Lucia in Fatima. Sr Lucia knew he was going to be next Pope by calling him as ‘holy father’ just few months before the conclave. His brother confirmed it re discussion with his brother Pope.
I heard a story back then that smiling Pope was against Padre pio when he was alive. I can’t rem exactly the details but the message was clear. That was in 1967 or 1968.
This is not meant to be a personal criticism of Pope John Paul I
He can hardly be touchy now, can he, LOL! Especially if he’s in Heaven!
I’m in agreement with those who think this beatification is about canonising the Council, as were the canonisations of the other post-Vatican II popes. Apart from being ridiculous, when we can see the “fruits” of that Council everywhere, it’s an insult to the canonisation process which was so rigorous before JP II got his hands on it.
What was the name of the book about the murder of JPI? I remember it but can’t remember the title. I think the author was David somebody, if that rings any bells.
I’ve just looked it up myself – it’s called In God’s Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I by David Yallop.
There’s an updated version of that book available – I remember reading the original years ago, but can’t recollect much about it.
This is a bit confusing. I searched for that book but this came up – pdf, but it’s described as a novel. Quoting: “In Gods Name PDF book by David A. Yallop Read Online or Free Download in ePUB, PDF or MOBI eBooks. Published in June 13th 1984 the book become immediate popular and critical acclaim in history, non-fiction books.”
No, it’s not a novel – it’s Yallop’s investigation into the death of Pope John Paul I. Amazon says “Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.
In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope’s death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei, the Mafia and the murder of the ‘Pope’s Banker’ Roberto Calvi.
When first published in 1984 In God’s Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller. In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up. This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.”
That’s what I thought – that it was a real investigative book. So why is that site selling it as a novel? Has somebody reworked it to seem like a novel or is this just a mistake of some kind, would you know?
I think it’s just a mistake. Obviously the work is the fruit of Yallop’s investigations, but I suppose you could call it a theory, as no-one can definitively prove how John Paul I died, which is possibly why it got classified as a novel. That’s my guess.
There’s also a recent book by Fr Charles Murr called “Murder in the 33rd Degree”. This suggests that JP 1 was stressed to death by being harranged by a dodgy Cardinal late at night in his apartment. It was known to everyone that JP 1 had a weak heart and was not strong. Apparently the Swiss Guard gave testimony to this. No post mortem was carried out. Fr Murr was close to the action and tells a good yarn. He’s been doing the rounds of the Catholic podcasts and chatshows (including Lifesite).
Thank you for that – I hadn’t heard of that book so I searched and found it on Amazon here
I’ve added to it my list of books to buy!
Fr Murr’s book is an excellent read. I thoroughly recommend it. It confirms much of Yallopps book in certain areas while drawing different conclusions regarding JP l’s death.
“Murder in the 33rd Degree” sounds like a John Grisham thriller!
If it is half as informative as the David Yallop exposé, it’ll be well worth reading, and so, if I can find another few days in the month, I’ll add it to my books-worth-reading list – asap!