Category Archives: VATICAN'S SECRETARY OF STATE

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SIXTEEN

!!!! Ordination of Bishop Rice by Archbishop Carlson in Saint Louis Cathedral In 1971 Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick, who had served for three years as the first and only Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami was transferred by Pope … Continue reading

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THE MUSLIMS WIPED OUT CHRISIANITY FROM NORTH AFRICA, NOW THEY ARE DOING THE SAME IN THE NEAR EAST

!!! What Remains of the Christians of the East In the Arab countries they are fewer and fewer, driven to exodus by growing hostility. An up-to-date map of how many and who they are, three months before the pope’s voyage … Continue reading

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WE GET A GLIMPSE INTO THE CHARACTER OF PIETRO PAROLIN IN HIS REPORT ON HIS TRIP TO VIETNAM

!!!! Vatican Diary / Another Venetian at the top, after more than three centuries Similarities and differences between the only two Venetian secretaries of state in history: Pietro Parolin and the cardinal nephew of Alexander VIII. Both at the center … Continue reading

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ARCHBISHOP PIETRO PAROLIN, SOON TO BE CARDINAL, IS HE ALSO PETRUS ROMANO?

!!!!   Archbishop Pietro Parolin August 31, 2013, Saturday — New Vatican Secretary of State Named Today the speculations turned out to be true. Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, to be his Vatican Secretary of State, making Parolin … Continue reading

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THERE IS A DANGER THAT BISHOPS AROUND THE WORLD WILL ACT LIKE POPE FRANCIS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT THE VICAR OF CHRIST

!!!!   Vatican Diary / Those saints made as he commands For Romero, Francis loosens the restraints of the Holy Office. For John XXIII and for a Jesuit to whom he is devoted, he goes ahead without waiting for the … Continue reading

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POPE FRANCIS HAS REPEATEDLY CRITICISED THE AVERAGE QUALITY OF THE BISHOPS OF THE WOLRD

!!!! A Pope Like None Before. Can He Do It? The symbolic voyage to Lampedusa. His great popularity. The reform of the curia. The calculated silence on ethical issues. But also his first error over an IOR appointment. The challenge … Continue reading

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BET ON BERTONE TO BETTER HIS CONTROL OF THE CURIA

!!!! The announcement that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, has acquired the power to screen requests for special faculties from the dicasteries of the Curia is another example of the growth of his power.  The Secretary of State has … Continue reading

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IF YOU WONDER WHY THE CHURCH IS IN SUCH DISARRAY, READ THIS!

Several years ago I said on this blog that Pope Benedict views the world through the prism of Saint Peter while his Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, views the world through the prism of Caesar.  This latest news from Rome … Continue reading

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CARDINAL BERTONE SHOULD SUBMIT HIS LETTER OF RESIGNATION, A SECOND TIME

Here’s a Perfect Secretary of State. But from a Century Ago His name was Rafael Merry del Val, and he was Pius X’s right hand man. Rarely has an appointment been so successful. The historian Gianpaolo Romanato draws his profile. … Continue reading

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HOW DOES CARDINAL LEVADA LIKE HAVING A CDF DOCUMENT ALTERED BY ARCHBISHOP RINO FISICHELLA ?

Pontifical Academy of Nonstop Fighting After a brief pause, the controversy inside the academy for life is back in full swing. Five members are challenging their president’s legitimacy. The intrigue of a change in a statement from the congregation for … Continue reading

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