PopeWatch: Julio Grasso

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So much of what is occurring in this papacy was foreshadowed by the Pope’s actions in Argentina:


“Now, when it happens, you can never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.” “In my diocese it never happened to me,” Bergoglio added. He then described what counsel he once gave to a fellow bishop who had such a case. “I told him to take away the priest’s faculties, not to permit him to exercise his priestly ministry again, and to initiate a canonical trial.”

When Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, he appears to have ignored his own advice. This is evidenced in the case of known-child molester Fr. Mauro Inzoli, whom the Pope, against the advice of Cardinal Gerhard Müller, reinstated giving back to him some of his priestly faculties.

The documentary reveals, however, how Bergoglio himself, when writing his 2010 book, had indeed had such a case of a pedophile priest in a neighboring diocese and that he was intimately involved in the case. It is the now-infamous Father Julio César Grassi who has been imprisoned for 15 years because of his abuse of children who were entrusted to his care in the “Happy Children Foundation” orphanage. 

The documentary highlighted six alleged victims of abuse who all claimed that then-Archbishop Bergoglio never answered their own specific complaints when they wrote to him as the archbishop of Buenos Aires. 

When asked by the documentary journalists whether or not they ever received an answer, they all shook their heads in the negative. Asked about the above-quoted statement that Bergoglio never having a pedophile priest in his diocese and whether he says here the truth, one abuse victim, a woman, answered: “He wants people to believe that, but it is a lie.” 




Reference was here made to Father Grassi. “The Argentinian Church did all in its power to have him acquitted,” explained the speaker. Juan Pablo Gallego, the defense attorney of the abuse victims, pointed out that the Argentine bishops in 2010 – after the first punitive sentence was spoken about Grassi – had asked a penal law professor (Marcelo A. Sancinetti) to conduct a study, which was compiled in a confidential dossier for internal use, dealing with the Grassi case.

This dossier, which was called “Studies on the Grassi Case” and contained 2,800 pages, came to the conclusion that “the court was wrong,” that Grassi was innocent and therefore should be acquitted. The author also claimed that the abused children spread “falsifications, lies, deceit and invention.”

This study, as the documentary pointed out, was made on behalf of the Argentine bishops under the leadership of Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, who was, at that time, also the President of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference (2005-2011). This information is written on the back cover of the dossier. “So the Pope,” the speaker in the documentary concluded, “did then commission a counter-inquiry to try to have a priest who had been sentenced for pedophilia acquitted.”

“And it is said,” the speaker in the documentary continued, “that Jorge Bergoglio, the future Pope, actually sent it to the judges, with a shrewd sense of timing, before Father Grassi’s various appeal hearings.” Carlos Mahiques was one of these judges. In an interview for this documentary, he made it clear that this study, as ordered by Bergoglio, “is in some areas partial, and extremely partial in others,” and that is why he, as judge, did not allow himself to be influenced by it.

“It was clearly in favor of Father Grassi,” the judge said. “They were trying to exert a subtle form of pressure on the judges.” When asked whether he thought the Church tried to influence the judges, Mahiques replied: “That’s totally correct.”

Go here to read the rest.  As always with this Pope the trick is to pay attention to his actions and ignore his words.

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  1. “I swear to tell the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH, so help me God”
    Did Grassi swear to tell nothing but the TRUTH? Jesus Christ is the TRUTH.
    Did Grassi tell nothing but the TRUTH or did he confound himself in perjury and blasphemy?

  2. It is rather clear that Bergoglio was elected Pope by the Lavender Mafia. His actions have protected them as Pontiff. This atricle shows he did the same thing in Buenos Aires.
    McCarrick should have been laicized and sent to a monastery. Instead he lives well in DC. However, Wuerl won’t make out so well. Check out the series in The American Spectator by George Neumayr. Neumayr has been banned by a TRO from setting foot at the basilica or St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Wuerl has been a Bergoglio of the US while in DC. He is the reason Cupich and McElroy are where they are. Rorate has made a list of the nasty things Wuerl has done as Cardinal. Wuerl is 78 and should be gone. Unfortunately for him, it won’t be his planned digs in DC. We don’t want him back in Pittsburgh (where he played the local media like a fiddle). All bad men have enablers. Maridiaga and Wuerl are two of the worst.

  3. The same thing is true of our Bishop here in AR. I attended mass at the Cathedral in Little Rock where he presided this past Sunday for a special celebration. He read a statement that he released to all of the churches in our diocese. He referenced a group he has hired to look at our diocesean archives to reviews them for sexual offenses against minors. He specified that he was only addressing sexual offenses with minors emphasizing that they were “different” than sexual offenses committed by clergy against adults. I don’t view them as different. Either one should get a priest defrocked. While emphasizing “transparency,” he is still covering up offenses. That is like a doctor saying he will remove only part of a deadly cancer because the other cancer is “different.” I’m sure he doesn’t want to deal publicly with all forms of sexual sin.

  4. “It is rather clear that Bergoglio was elected Pope by the Lavender Mafia. His actions have protected them as Pontiff.”

    I believe our bishop here in AR has publicly signaled to the practicing homosexuals in leadership in the church that he will continue their protection from his position of power.

  5. The really shocking part of all of this—and everything since that terrible moment when Bergoglio became Pope— that the only folks that are doing something to save the Church are a small number of concerned laity, Archbishop Vigano, and State prosecutors. This a just more evidence on how far the Church has fallen since Vatican II and few seem to care.

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