Christine Niles of Forward Boldly recently interviewed Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute. Hichborn has done extensive research on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and other socialistic encroachments into the leadership and structure of the Catholic Church. Another corroding element upon which he touched is Cardinal Maradiaga. He focused on Maradiaga's leadership of Caritas International.
The interview was extensive so perhaps time did not permit the discussion of other issues regarding Maradiaga; I've touched upon some of these, as you can see in this anthology of blog posts. One of them is the role that Maradiaga played in our recent and ongoing influx of illegal aliens pouring through our southern border. The other is the role that he played in the SinNod last month, advocating for the distribution of Holy Communion to those living in adultery. Yet another is the role that Maradiaga holds as he is de facto head of the group of eight cardinals who are top advisers to the Holy Father. Pope Francis picked them himself. I find it difficult to believe that the Holy Father was unaware of Maradiaga's unsavory doings at the time of his selection.
Please continue to offer prayers (especially the Mass and Rosary) for Holy Mother Church. Now here is the interview.
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I am sure that Pope Francis knew well where Cardinal Maradiaga stands on things. And I am sure that is why he appointed Maradiaga to head up the Commission for the Reform of the Curia--a reform that has sent Cardinal Burke packing. Pope Francis is obviously charting a correction to the Barque of Peter's Course from the direction his two immediate predecessors had set. Popes do that from time to time. The question that we on board have to ask ourselves is whether we stay on the boat or decide to swim for shore on our own. I stayed on board with Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict because ubi Petrus ibi ecclesia. And I will stay on board with Pope Francis for the same reason. one doesn't have to like the route or even be happy with the captain, one just has to have faith that the promise Christ made is true and that the Barque will come safely to the Port to which God has destined it. too many cooks spoil the soup; too many back-seat captains muddy the waters. sit back and let Peter steer the course: Christ appointed him to the taskReplyDelete
There is no doubt that Pope Francis is trying to take the church in a different direction. The evidence points to a wrong direction. I too will stay with the Church for hers is the Sacraments and the Tradition. As for the notion that "Christ appointed him to the task", does that arise out of an erroneous notion that the Holy Spirit always inspires the election of a particular pope? The Pope Emeritus did not believe so, as he stated here http://www.thesacredpage.com/2013/02/no-holy-spirit-doesnt-choose-pope.html.Delete
My post dated Nov 28th indicates that "sitting back" in the face of these errors would be its own sin, and I won't commit that.
in other words,while you may call your corner the private dining room, in fact you're dining in the cafeteria with the rest of usReplyDelete
There you go again - trying to accuse faithful Catholics of being "cafeteria" like yourself (you just admitted that), simply because we shine the light on elements in the Church that are undermining Her traditions. Keep on doing that and you won't see your comments here again. You can blather your nonsense all you want but I'm not obliged to provide the forum for you to do so.Delete
the Pope is in the Cafeteria, that's good enough for meReplyDelete
I concede your point. He is in the cafeteria.Delete