PopeWatch: Political Beatification

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One has to wonder just what remains sacred under the current pontificate.  From Rorate Caeli:

 

There were many radical bishops in the wild years following the Second Vatican Council. But Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, Argentina, was probably the most radical. He was a Communist in all but name and stridently supported the terrorist organization “Montoneros”, the leftist terrorist branch of the Peronist movement. It can be undoubtedly said that the horrid military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 until the Falklands War was brought about as a brutal overreaction to the terrorist attacks coordinated by Montoneros in favor of a Socialist-Peronist revolution.
Angelelli was so leftist, so radically leftist and so political, that the shocked practicing faithful of his own diocese used to call him in life “Satanelli”. He died in a car accident in 1976. Yet Francis has decided to beatify Satanelli as a “martyr”! (It is all very ironic because, even though it is claimed, now, that Fr. Bergoglio opposed the dictatorship, at the time he was considered an ally of the military, and even close to the most brutal of the Junta’s members, Admiral Emilio Massera.)
La Nación, the oldest and most respected daily in Argentina (the only major newspaper that supported the pro-life position in their recent victory against abortion in the national Senate), ran the following editorial on this startling piece of news. La Nación is also, by the way, an ally of Francis, and its Rome correspondent, Elisabetta Piqué, is the journalist who is probably closest to Francis — so this is obviously not moved by any animus against the Bishop of Rome.
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LA NACIÓN – EDITORIAL

A Political-Ideological Beatification 

Bishop Angelelli does not, in any way, represent the model of Christian exemplariness that the Church demands to start a canonization procedure

July 30, 2018

Angelelli next to a symbol of violence
On August 4, 1976, Bishop Enrique Angelelli died, after the rollover of the vehicle in which he was travelling in National Route 38, in La Rioja, along with Father Arturo Pinto, who survived. In the report made immediately after, following comprehensive search for evidence — autopsy, accident expert summary, photos of the place of the accident, and the testimony of Pinto, who alleged memory loss and being in a state of shock — the procedure was archived under the name “Angelelli, bishop Enrique A. rep./death.”
However, many years later, friar Antonio Puigjané, a guerrilla who took part in the attack of the La Tablada military base, raising arms against the constitutional [democratically elected] government of Raúl Alfonsín, made a complaint in [the province of] Neuquén in which he put forward the theory that Angelelli had been assassinated. In an opposing view, the daily La Prensa published a statement by bishop Bernardo Witte, of La Rioja, who affirmed: “We were surprised that the mysterious death of bishop Angelelli was characterized as an assassination with no sufficient evidence.”
Go here to read the rest.  The constant cow-towing that the Pope does to the political left directly springs from the divisions in the seventies between Marxists and Catholics within the Catholic Church in Argentina.  Go here to read about this division and about a true Catholic martyr who the Pope would sooner eat ground glass than see beatified.  PopeWatch suspects that in some bizarre manner the Pope is attempting to make reparation for the equivocal straddling act he performed during those times four decades ago.  God save us from popes with “issues” who decide to use the Papacy as a form of self therapy.

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3 Comments

  1. It seemed that way when Francis pushed through John XXIII’s canonization even though there was only one miracle. He needed to have the good “Vatican II” pope balance out “conservative” JPII.

  2. Only if Church teaching consists solely of whatever chuckle-headed idea the current Pope has enter his mind on any given day. The idiots at the Vatican are doing their level worst to make the moral authority of the Church a complete joke. A scant fourteen years ago Cardinal Ratzinger wrote:

    If a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment…he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities… to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to…have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about… applying the death penalty.
    In the current papacy the timeless teachings of the Church are treated often as if they are of no consequence while a leftist agenda is treated as Holy Writ. Average Catholics aren’t idiots. We see what is going on.

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