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Letter #56, 2019: Security, Hilarion

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 CNS photo/Paul Haring CNS/Paul Haring Gianluca Gauzzi Broccoletti (L), the new Commander of the the Vatican Gendarmerie Corps. Photo Credit: Vatican News Top, the new commander of the Vatican security force, Gianluca Gauzzi Broccoletti, walks beside the Pope's popemobile in St. Peter's Square today. He is [...]

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Letter #55, 2019: Giani, Schneider, Montagna

CNS photo/Paul Haring   CNS photo/Paul Haring Monday October 14, 2019 Today Pope Francis, 82 -- as I reported yesterday was likely -- accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, 57, the Commander of his Vatican City State security force, the Vatican Gendarmes, for the past 16 years (link). (Photos of the two [...]

Letter #54, 2019: Newman, Giani, Scalfari, Viganò

CNS photo/Paul Haring Sunday, October 13, 2019 Today is the 102nd anniversary of the mysterious "Miracle of the Sun" which occurred in and near Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, as a conclusion to the six apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children, Lucia, 10, Francisco, 9, and Jacinta, 7. So much is happening [...]

Letter #53, 2019: Viganò’s “Fraternal Correction”

CNS/Paul Haring Monday, October 7, 2019 “Silence leaves in error those who might have been instructed.”—Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 78, citing St. Gregory the Great (Pope from 590 to 604). St Gregory's words are part of the Office of Readings for the Feast of St. Bruno. That feast fell on Sunday, October 6. Viganò entitled [...]

Letter #52, 2019: The Jesuits, Part #2

The Jesuit sign on the ceiling, San Fedele church, Milan, Italy. The abbreviation of Jesus Christ in form "IHS" adopted by the order of Jesuits or Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu). “A central question for understanding what has happened to our Church must be the question of the Jesuit order. What happened to the [...]

Letter #51, 2019: An Unusual Raid

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Today in Rome the Vatican Press Office started off the month of October 2019 by issuing a brief, somewhat mysterious notice regarding a police raid to acquire documents related to Vatican financial dealings. Here is that communiqué: Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 01.10.2019 (link) This morning activities were carried out to acquire [...]

Letter #50, 2019: The Jesuits, Part #1

Sculpture of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Jesuit church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Prague, Czech Republic Thursday, September 26, 2019 “A state of war exists between the papacy and the Religious Order of the Jesuits — the Society of Jesus, to give the order its official name.” —The first sentence of the book [...]

Letter #50, 2019: Messori

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   “The Church doesn’t belong to Bergoglio but to Christ." —Italian Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori, author in 1984 of The Ratzinger Report, an interview book with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) and then of an interview with John Paul II, at the time when interviewing a Pope was quite unusual [...]

Letter #49, 2019: The Matter of Schism

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 "Schism embraces two distinct species: heretical or mixed schism, and schism pure and simple. The first has its source in heresy or joined with it, the second, which most theologians designate absolutely as schism, is the rupture of the bond of subordination without an accompanying persistent error, directly opposed to a definite dogma. This distinction was drawn by St. Jerome and St. Augustine. 'Between heresy and [...]

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Letter #48, 2019: A New Church?

Archbishop Vigano in a 2013 photo (CNS photo/Roberto Gonzalez) Monday, September 9, 2019 — Feast of St. Peter Claver, S.J. (1580-1654) St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602, and took his final vows on August 8th, 1604. [...]

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