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Vindicated: Vatican Insider who Accused Francis I of a Cover-Up

Shaun Willcock at Bible Based Ministries:

Some six months ago in September 2018, I wrote an article entitled Top-Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover-Up,[1] about the allegations made by retired Roman Catholic archbishop, Carlo Maria Viganò, against his pope, Francis I, in August 2018.  Viganò, a former Vatican nuncio (ambassador) to the United States under popes Benedict and Francis, described as a top-ranking Vatican “insider”, released an open letter alleging that Francis had known, at least five years before, about the sexual molestation of seminarians (young male students for the priesthood) by a former cardinal named Theodore McCarrick, because he (Viganò) had told him about it in June 2013; and yet Francis had done nothing about it.

McCarrick reportedly invited seminarians to his beach house, where he shared a bed with them.  “McCarrick was using the Catholic seminary at Seton Hall as a harem.  His boy-toys were given rapid promotions.  Those not into [sodomy] were shunted aside.  McCarrick’s power was such that even men not in his ‘circle’ were afraid to come forward…”[2]  By the late 1990s all this was in fact an open secret among New Jersey’s Roman Catholics where McCarrick was archbishop, and was often discussed by priests and nuns.[3]

Following a ruling in June 2018 on two of the allegations against him by a New York archdiocesan tribunal, which judged that the allegations were “credible”, McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals.  This step was described as “very shocking, very unusual, hasn’t happened in decades”.[4]

Nevertheless, Francis himself had done nothing, even though the allegations against McCarrick had been known for so many years.  And in light of this failure to act, Viganò actually took the astounding step of urging Francis to resign.

Viganò’s open letter threw the Vatican of Francis into a major crisis, with pro-Francis prelates scrambling wildly to contain the damage as the ripples spread out across the globe.  But it turns out that Viganò was right all along – and has now been vindicated.

Let us backtrack somewhat, to remind readers about his allegations, and then see what has now happened to vindicate him.

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2019/04/02/vindicated-vatican-insider-who-accused-francis-i-of-a-cover-up/

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The Grand Old Papal Duke and the March Up and Down the Hill

Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries:

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.

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This old children’s nursery rhyme sums up the recent Vatican summit on the sexual abuse of children by priests and bishops.  Substitute “Francis, Pope of Rome” for the “grand old Duke of York”, and it says it all.  Francis marched his cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests up to the top of the seven hills of Rome (Rev. 17:3,9) – and then?

Then he marched them down again.

For, having come from all over the world and having reached the summit, they heard speeches, watched videos, shut their eyes in prayer – and then returned home.  The summit achieved nothing.  The priestly abuse will continue as it has for hundreds and hundreds of years, and the cover-ups and lies will continue just as they always have.

The Summit: an Appearance of Doing Something While Doing Nothing

The summit on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” lasted from 21 to 24 February 2019.  During this time, the heads of all the world’s bishops’ conferences met with the Jesuit pope in the Vatican, as well as with many cardinals and other Vatican officials, to discuss this crisis facing the Roman Catholic institution.  Three main subjects were to be the focus of the summit: “Responsibility; Accountability; Transparency”.  All very popular buzz words.  But all meaning absolutely nothing when found on the lips of Romish bishops, archbishops, cardinals and the pope of Rome himself.

Doubtless many of these priestly perverts will be more cautious in the future.  Doubtless many will continue to be arrested and go to prison.  Doubtless hundreds, perhaps thousands of priestly heads will still roll.  But all this will be window dressing.  It will be sound and fury, signifying nothing.  There will be pious cries of shock, horror and outrage.  But the abuse will not stop.

The world, however, as well as millions of outraged and scandalised Roman Catholics, have been left with the impression that something has been done, and that more will still be done.  And this is all that matters to the Vatican.  The Papist archbishop of Malta, Charles Sciculna, said: “This is a new day in terms of transparency.  Bishops are going to be held accountable.  My hope is that people see this as a turning point.”[1]  Yes, sadly, many people will see it as a turning point; and yet no turning – no true repentance, no true conversion – has occurred.  It is not a new day of transparency, and the overwhelming majority of bishops will not be held accountable.  Oh, certainly, some will be, and an appearance of being more “transparent” will be given; but the Popish system will close ranks, and continue to find ways to hide the abuse and get away with it.

For this global priestly perversion is not merely some leaven in an otherwise unleavened “Church”.  It is not merely some bad apples in an otherwise beautiful basket.  And it is not a new phenomenon.  It is an intrinsic part of the entire system of Popery, and always has been.  Whether the victims have been boys, girls, nuns, married women, single girls, even other priests – sexual abuse is a centuries-old abomination of epidemic proportions in the Roman Catholic system.

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2019/03/07/the-grand-old-papal-duke-and-the-march-up-and-down-the-hill/

Rome in the News, January 2019

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Abuse:

Top-Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover-Up

Deaf and mute children were taught ‘special secret signs’ for sex acts by paedophile priests in Verona who would then force them to carry them out, says alleged former victim

German Catholic Church to consider dropping rules on celibacy for priests after report revealed at least 3,677 children have been abused by clergy in the country since 1946

Pope says Catholic Church should not be judged by modern standards over sexual abuse scandal as he refuses to answer questions after 3,700 children were assaulted by German priests

Catholic diocese says it protected pedophile priest who admitted in 1986 to sexually abusing FIFTY Iowa boys over a two-decade period

More than 500 priests accused of sexual abuse not yet publicly identified by Catholic Church, Illinois attorney general finds

Catholic priest, 73, who had 2,000 images and videos of child porn, discussed raping and murdering young boys in chat rooms, and once admitted to peeing in the wine for Mass is sentenced to 25 years in prison

Jesuits release a list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexually abusing children in the last 70 years as part of an apology to victims and their families

Vatican ‘knew paedophile Argentine bishop who Pope Francis treated as his ‘spiritual son’ had taken naked selfies and performed sex acts in public’

Pope Francis blames the DEVIL for Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis – and even enlists the aid of an angel

Report: Catholic Church Faces Gravest Crisis Since ‘Protestant Reformation’

Catholic priests have been preying on nuns for sex and raping them for decades in churches across India, investigation finds

‘I was with my friends during the day, and a pedophile nun in the evening’: Woman reveals how nun ‘plied her with alcohol and drugs and taught her to have sex with a woman’ when she was 15

Catholicism in General:

The evil of the Roman Catholic hierarchy “would make the Mafia blush”

Cardinal Zen: Vatican ‘Does Not Support’ Faithful Catholics in China, Rome is Helping Communist Party

The Vatican Surrenders to China

Pope Francis has broken with previous popes, causing ‘heresies, schisms’: Vatican theologian

Vatican Refuses to Offer Asylum to Asia Bibi

Women CAN take contraceptive pill every day of the month because traditional seven-day break was only brought in to keep the Pope happy

Decline:

Number of Catholics in Europe Drops for Third Straight Year

World Everything:

Baptist and Congregational churches yoked with creation deniers and Jesuit cheerleaders in ‘Evangelical Alliance’

So-called ‘evangelical’ Bishop Harold Miller promotes unity with Rome

Italian Catholic Church Voices Opposition to Salvini’s Immigration Controls

‘There’s a Nigel Farage in Every Country,’ Laments Eurocrat

The Pope condemns ‘nationalist’ leaders for undermining global diplomacy

No-deal Brexit could hit global growth and furious voters losing trust in governments could wreck the world order, warns IMF

‘Europe is coming apart before our eyes’: 30 leading historians and writers including Ian McEwan and Simon Schama warn of the rise of populism ahead of Brexit

Antichrist:

The Antichrist will control mankind through gadgets and the Internet as people ‘fall into slavery’ to smartphones, warns leader of Russian Orthodox Church

Falsifying the Text

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Larry Brigden on Rome’s current support for the Critical Text and the United Bible Societies:

“Whenever in the past Rome could not ‘altogether prevent the Holy Scriptures from being translated and circulated, she has made no scruple of falsifying the text’.[2]  Hence, the use of the corrupt Critical Text by the United Bible Societies is consistent with Rome’s purposes, and she will consequently lend support to such a work.  On the other hand, if the Received Text were to be used, Rome would doubtless take a different view.”

[2] T.H. Horne and W.E. Painter, Popery, the Enemy and Falsifier of the Scripture (London, England: William Edward Painter, 1844), p. 4.

Bridgen backs up this latter statement with the fact that Rome has never published any Bible translated from the Masoretic and Received texts.

Source: Trinitarian Bible Society, Quarterly Record Issue Number: 620 – July to September 2017, 186th Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2016, pages 41-42.

On The Recent Orgy In The Vatican

Shaun Willcock:

The Leaked Story of a Sodomite Orgy in the Vatican

Drugs and Sodomy in the Vatican

According to an article which first appeared on 28 June in the Italian newspaper, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Vatican police, alerted to strange shenanigans going on in the flat of a monsignor, a man who was the secretary of a senior Roman Catholic cardinal, raided the flat and broke up a drug-fuelled homosexual party.[1]  The flat, which is in the Vatican itself, is not far from the Santa Marta residence of the pope of Rome, Francis I.  It is in the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, which belongs to the Vatican’s “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” – which used to be known as the Inquisition.  Be it noted, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the very institution in charge of supposedly dealing with priestly sex abuse cases!

Neighbours living in the building had complained of the “constant coming and going” of young men, and of noisy parties being held in the flat.[2]

The Italian article said that the secretary was also entrusted with a luxury car with Vatican number plates, which enabled him to transport the drugs into the Vatican without being troubled by Vatican or Italian police.

The Vatican reacted – apparently by hustling the offender off into a “retreat”!  The monsignor was taken for detox at a medical facility, and was later said to be “in retreat” in a monastery somewhere in Italy.[3]  This is usual Vatican practice when one of their own is bust in some scandal of a sexual nature – he is hustled off to some secret location.

Then on 30 June, in a piece published on a French website, the monsignor-secretary was named: he was Luigi Capozzi.  And so it came out that Capozzi’s boss is the Romish cardinal, Francesco Coccopalmerio.  He is head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which makes him “like the Church’s Chief Justice, the chief interpreter of the Church’s laws.”[4]  A very influential man in the Vatican indeed.  And surely he was not unaware of his secretary’s behaviour.  As one high prelate commented: “Is it possible that he [Coccopalmerio) never noticed anything?  Yet he often said that they [Coccopalmerio and Capozzi] worked together until late.”[5]  Certainly, considering how the monsignor was enjoying such benefits “above his pay grade” so to speak, it indicates that he was being protected by some very powerful authority figures within the Vatican itself.

But Is the Story True?

In the original article in the Italian newspaper, Il Fatto Quotidiano, “no named source whatsoever” was provided.[6]  No named sources to confirm the story; an unnamed secretary, who allegedly worked for an unnamed cardinal; no date given for the party; nothing about who actually sent the Vatican police to investigate and break up the party; no photographs of anything; no inventory of the drugs found at the party.  To many, all these things indicate that the entire story was a fabrication.  And yet it spread around the world like wildfire, being picked up by other media outlets.

However, there was a party, and it was broken up by the Vatican police.  According to Robert Moynihan, author of The Moynihan Letters, highly respected in Roman Catholic circles as he is the editor of the influential magazine, Inside the Vatican: “I have now managed to confirm that some sort of a party did in fact take place, and that the Vatican police did come to investigate the party, entering a Vatican apartment where the party was being held, and breaking up the party.  So, there seems a legitimate basis for an attempt to trace out at least part of the genesis and development of this story, though there still seems no reliable basis for any detailed presentation of the facts.”[7]

We beg to differ with his last statement.  Consider the facts:

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2017/08/06/the-leaked-story-of-a-sodomite-orgy-in-the-vatican/

Another Mass Grave of Babies Who Died Under the “Tender” Care of Nuns

Shaun Willcock, Bible Based Ministries:

It is like something out of the Dark Ages.  But it is unfolding right now in Ireland.

Whenever Protestants spoke or wrote in the past about how babies were discarded by nuns into unmarked graves, Rome always dismissed such allegations as nothing but Protestant “Rome-bashing”.  But even today, evidence is surfacing that it really did happen – and not a few times, but multiplied hundreds of times.

In 2009, I wrote an article entitled A Mass Grave of Babies and the Lie of “Limbo”,[1] in which I gave the details of a mass grave, in an unmarked site, of thousands of unwanted babies found at Milltown Cemetery, which is in predominantly Roman Catholic west Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The babies buried there were children of Roman Catholics who died in infancy, before they could receive the Roman Catholic rite of “baptism”, between the 1940s and 1970s.

Now, in the last few years, a second mass grave has come to light, this time in Tuam, County Galway, in the Republic of Ireland.  And it is estimated that this forgotten grave contains the remains of a staggering almost 800 babies!

The site is located at what was a home for unmarried mothers from the 1920s until the 1960s.  During this forty-year period, infant mortality was very high.  It is believed that many of the children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases.  But here’s the shocker: the home was run by the Bon Secours Roman Catholic order of nuns!

Yes, nuns – those women who fool Papists and gullible Protestants alike with their mask of “sanctity” and “other-worldliness”.  Those women who are considered, by millions, to be holy and godly, serving God.  Those women who for centuries have been engaged in such works as nursing the sick and educating children.  Surprise! – it turns out they are sinners like everyone else, and moreover, often even more heartless and cruel than others (this of course comes as no surprise to Christians who understand the horrible nature of Roman Catholicism and the kind of monsters it so often breeds behind the walls of convents and monasteries, but it comes as a huge surprise to the people of the world, so used to viewing nuns as “holy” women of God).  Yes, of course there are nuns who are kind-hearted, caring, merciful and sweet (even though they are not true Christians); but this does not negate the fact that multitudes of them have been blind servants of the priests, hard and cruel women who have made life in convents a living death for so many poor girls trapped therein.

People who had once been residents at this nun-run home said they were treated very harshly.  “Some of the children from the home would attend the local school,” said Catherine Corless, a local historian and genealogist, who was researching the home.  “They were treated differently, went home earlier, and were all shipped off to an industrial school when they were around seven years old.”[2]

How was the discovery made?

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2017/04/22/another-mass-grave-of-babies-who-died-under-the-tender-care-of-nuns/

Under Pain of Being Damned

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We find in another part of the decrees of the council of Lateran, held under Pope Innocent III., the following denunciation:—”All magistrates who interpose against priests in any criminal case, whether it be for murder or high treason, let him be excommunicated.” Bear that in mind, American Protestants! If a priest murder one of you, if he commit high treason against your government, your magistrates dare not interfere, under pain of being damned. So says the infallible Roman church; and so will she act, should she ever acquire the power of doing so, in this country.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

A Shortage of Actual Care

Pulpit and Pen quoting the Université de Montréal on Mother Teresa‘s work:

Madre Teresa de Calcutá (7565445144)“At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money–the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars.”  (Source)

For more information on Mother Teresa’s heretical beliefs and corrupt practices, read the entire article here:

http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/02/roman-catholics-canonizing-the-damned/

Unable to Walk up the Holy Steps

The Percy family. The Baltic to Vesuvius (1868) (14565893790)“As I saw her sitting there on her wheelchair sobbing…both our hearts were breaking.

Hers because she was unable to walk up the Holy Steps to have her sins forgiven. She so desperately wanted to be able to spend less time in purgatory and she couldn’t bear the thought of being so close to the steps where Jesus had walked and unable to go up them like everybody else…”

Read more: http://thecripplegate.com/the-woman-in-a-wheelchair-who-thought-that-she-could-not-be-saved/#more-152599

He Who Argues With Catholic Priests

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“He who argues with Catholic priests must have had his education with them; he must be of them and from among them. He must know, from experience, that they will stop at no falsehood where the good of the church is concerned; he must know that they will scruple at no forgery when they desire to establish any point of doctrine, fundamental or not fundamental, which is taught by their church; he must be aware that it is a standing rule with Popish priests, in all their controversies with Protestants, to admit nothing and deny every thing, and that, if still driven into difficulty, they will still have recourse to the archives of the church, where they keep piles of decretals, canons, rescripts, bulls, excommunications, interdicts, &c, ready for all such emergencies; some of them dated from three hundred to a thousand years before they were written or even thought of; showing more clearly, perhaps, than anything else, the extreme ignorance of mankind between the third and ninth centuries, when most of these forgeries were palmed upon the world.”

Source: Popery! As it Was and as it Is by William Hogan, Synopsis of Popery As it Was and As it Is