Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Kim Davis Kerfuffle & What It Says About Francis

Below is Abp. Viganò’s account of what transpired with himself, Francis, and Kim Davis.  For those who are confused by Francis’ behavior in Viganò’s retelling of events, keep in mind that this is Francis’ modus operandi — he tells everyone what he thinks they want to hear to their faces but in private has his minions publicly stab the same people in the back.  One example of this can be read in Omar Bello’s El Verdadero Francisco (The True Francis), where Francis has his lackeys throw out an employee of the Curia and leaves the man, “without a job but with a brand new car as a gift, believing Francis to be a saint driven by circumstances beyond his control, dominated by a host of malicious assistants.”  This is the way a Peronist steeped in Talmudism operates.  It’s the reason he has a book written about him called The Dictator Pope.  This duplicitous behavior is as common to Francis as breathing is to a normal person.  It’s one of the keys to understanding him and his reign.  When it comes to the matter of homosexuality, one of Francis’ pet causes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  How many people know that Francis privately told a female who had sex change surgery, “you are a son of God, who accepts you exactly as you are. Of course you are a son of the Church!”  Or that in Argentina he helped a homosexual couple adopt twins and had them baptized in a cathedral; is in favor of civil unions for homosexuals; saw to it that a man who identified as a female was given a funeral at the Church of the Gesù, the mother church of Francis’ Jesuit order; washed the feet of a man who dresses as a woman on Maundy Thursday and oversaw that the same man received communion?  (see Francis takes his ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy’ to its logical conclusionAs Francis told Antonio Spadaro some time ago in an interview, “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods...We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel” and further implied these matters were an unhealthy “obsession” for pewsitters.  As one reads Viganò’s account keep in mind the cover-up of sex abuse in the Novus Ordo Francis has participated in not only at the Vatican but in Argentina where this endemic behavior of his first appeared.

Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis: 
here is what really happened
His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop of di Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio
On August 28, 2018, the New York Times reported part of a conversation that Juan Carlos Cruz, the most well known Chilean sexual abuse victim of Father Karadima and Bishop Barros, allegedly had with Pope Francis. Inexplicably, in his conversation with Cruz, the Pope is said to have spoken about his meeting with Kim Davis during his visit to Washington on September 24, 2015, and to have said that he knew nothing about the case before the meeting.
Faced with the Pope’s reported statement, I feel obliged to recount the events as they really unfolded.
At the end of the dinner, at the Nunciature in Washington, on the evening of September 23, 2015, I told the Pope that I needed him to grant me a half hour, because I wished to bring to his attention, and possible approval, a delicate and easily achievable initiative; that is, to meet personally and in a completely confidential way, out of the media spotlight, with Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, the first American citizen condemned and imprisoned for one week for having exercised her right to conscientious objection.
At the beginning of our meeting, on the evening of September 23, I gave the Pope a one-page memo summarizing the Davis case (see Kim Davis Pro-Memoria for Pope Francis below). The Pope immediately appeared in favor of such an initiative, but added that the meeting would have political implications, and said, “I don’t understand these things, so it would be good for you to hear Cardinal Parolin’s opinion.”
It was already 9:30 in the evening, so I went in person with two of the counselors of the Nunciature (an Italian and a Lithuanian) to the hotel not far away, where the Pope’s entourage was being hosted. Since I had called ahead to give advance notice of my arrival, His Excellency Archbishop Angelo Becciu (Substitute of the Secretary of State) and His Excellency Archbishop Paul Gallagher (Secretary for Relations with States, and Head of the Political Section of the Secretariat of State) were waiting for me in the hotel lobby. They immediately notified me that Cardinal Parolin had already retired to his room, and they did not consider it appropriate to disturb him, since they could easily make him aware of our meeting the following morning.
We then met in a small lounge of the hotel. As I said, there were five of us. I gave them the same memo that I had given to the Pope, setting forth its content and explaining the reason for my visit, which had been requested by the Pope. After considering the case, Archbishop Becciu was immediately in favor of the Pope receiving Davis privately before he left Washington for New York.
Archbishop Gallagher, while showing support for the idea given the importance of defending the right to conscientious objection, said that it was appropriate to verify from the point of view of common law whether there were any reasons that would render the meeting inadvisable; namely, whether the legal proceedings brought against Davis were concluded or were still open. I therefore had him speak by telephone with the canonist for the Nunciature, who before becoming a priest had been a judge in the American military courts and a professor of canon law. After the conversation with the canonist to clarify matters — he said there were no procedural obstacles — Bishop Gallagher gave an unconditionally favorable opinion that the Pope should receive Davis.
The following morning, after the Mass that the Pope concelebrated with us in the Nunciature, I informed the Pope of the positive opinion of his two principal collaborators, who had then told Cardinal Parolin about our meeting. The Pope then gave his consent, and I organized to have Davis come to the Nunciature without anyone noticing, by having her sit in a separate room. Everything was made much easier by the fact that Davis was already in Washington, where she was invited to receive a Cost of Discipleship Award from the Family Research Council.
Before the meeting took place, I alerted the photographer from L’Osservatore Romano that he should not release the photographs of the meeting without the permission of his superiors. He of course observed the orders, but took many photographs, which have never been published, and are currently kept in the photographic archive of L’Osservatore Romano. I also had Davis promise me in advance that she would not give any news to the media until after the Pope’s return to Rome, at the end of his pastoral visit to the USA. Davis faithfully kept her promise.
Early in the afternoon of September 24, before leaving for New York City, the Pope entered as planned into the sitting room where Davis and her husband were waiting for him. He embraced her affectionately, thanked her for her courage, and invited her to persevere. Davis was very moved and started crying. She was then taken back to her hotel in a car driven by a pontifical gendarme, accompanied by an American Monsignor and staff member of the Nunciature.
Once the Pope returned to Rome from Philadelphia after the World Meeting with the Families, the news of his meeting with Davis broke out in the media. An avalanche of phone calls, faxes and emails arrived at the Nunciature in Washington and the Vatican Press Office, many with insults and protests, but also many in favor of the Pope’s meeting with Davis. In an article of September 30, 2015, the New York Timesreported that “Vatican officials initially would not confirm that the meeting occurred, finally doing so on Wednesday afternoon, while refusing to discuss any details.” The Vatican Press Office then issued a statement — without their superiors in the Secretariat of State ever consulting me — stating that the Pope had never received Davis in a private audience, and that at most he may have greeted her among many other people before departing for New York. Father Rosica and Father Lombardi increased added to the lies, and were quoted as follows in the October 2, 2015 editionof the New York Times: “But the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, said on Friday that the office of Archbishop Viganò had extended the invitation to Ms. Davis and that the Pope was probably not briefed about her case. And the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the chief Vatican spokesman, depicted the meeting as one meet-and-greet among many.” This is the transparency of the Holy See under Pope Francis!
The next morning, at about 6:00 a.m. in Washington — I remember it well because I had just entered the chapel at the Nunciature — I received a frantic telephone call from Cardinal Parolin, who told me “You must come immediately to Rome because the Pope is furious with you!” I left as soon as possible and was received by the Pope at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, around 7 o’clock in the evening on October 9, at the conclusion of one of the afternoon sessions of the Second Synod on the Family.
The Pope received me for almost an hour, and was very affectionate and paternal. He immediately apologized to me for troubling me with coming to Rome, and he lavished continuous praise on me for the way I had organized his visit to the USA, and for the incredible reception he received in America. He never expected such a welcome.
To my great surprise, during this long meeting, the Pope did not mention even once the audience with Davis!
As soon as my audience with the Pope was over, I immediately phoned Cardinal Parolin, and said to him, “The Pope was so good with me. Not a word of reproach, only praise for the success of his visit to the USA.” At which point Cardinal Parolin replied, “It’s not possible, because with me he was furious about you.”
This is a summary of the events.
As mentioned at the beginning, on August 28, 2018, the New York Times reported an interview with Juan Carlos Cruz, in which Cruz reported that during his meeting with the Pope, in April 2018, the Pope told him about the Davis case. According to Cruz, the Pope said: “I did not know who the woman was and he [Msgr. Viganò] snuck her in to say hello to me — and of course they made a whole publicity out of it. And I was horrified and I fired that Nuncio.”
One of them is lying: either Cruz or the Pope? What is certain is that the Pope knew very well who Davis was, and he and his close collaborators had approved the private audience. Journalists can always check, by asking the prelates Becciu, Gallagher and Parolin, as well as the Pope himself.
It is clear, however, that Pope Francis wanted to conceal the private audience with the first American citizen condemned and imprisoned for conscientious objection.
+ Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop di Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio
August 30, 2018
Feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan and Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
Official translation by Diane Montagna

Kim Davis Pro-Memoria for Pope Francis 
9. Mrs. KIM DAVIS,
As noted, the United States Supreme Court recently decided that “marriage” between persons of the same sex are a right by law, in all of the States of the U.S.A, radically changing the concept of marriage, as well as its very definition.
Mrs. Kim Davis, who was elected an Official of her County, in Kentucky, has refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, stating that her conscience does not permit her to become a participant in this new way of understanding marriage. Mrs. Davis, who belongs to a charismatic Christian church, several years ago had a personal conversion and wants to reamin faithful to her conscience, following “the Law of God rather than the law of man.” She has been careful not to impose her religious beliefs on others, while they have sought to impose on her these new “beliefs” about marriage. For this she was unjustly arrested and put in prison.
Hers is the first case in which an American citizen has been imprisoned for reasons of freedom of conscience and religious liberty even though these rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. 
Mrs. Davis is a humble person who has not sought publicity for her case, but she has become an exemplary witness to freedom of conscience and religion for the entire country.
News of the meeting of Mrs. Davis with the Holy Father has remained secret until now.


— supplemental material —

Some photos from a post Call Me Jorge... never finished on Kim Davis’ visit to the Apostolic Nunciature where she and her husband met Francis.

 The car sent by the Vatican to pick up Kim and Joe.

 A photo of a painting of Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature.

 Rosaries given to the couple by Francis.

Joe at the Apostolic Nunciature.

Kim at the Apostolic Nunciature.

The homosexual friend of Francis, Yayo Grassi, and his homosexual ‘partner’, Iwan Bagus, visit Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature.  Stills taken from this video are compared to Kim Davis’ photos.

The private audience Francis had with two sodomites!

No condemnation from Francis.

(click images to enlarge)

Wouldn’t it be easier to tell the truth?

Uh, Francis... You’re on fire!

1 comment:

  1. I don't trust Vigano either. He says that the whole reason for the meeting was because Kimmie was the first American imprisoned for religious liberty, but how the Catholic League used the pictures was to show that Francis was anti sodomite marriage. Catholic League never breathed a word of Mo Rocca being a lector at NY Francis mass nor anything about the Yayo Grassi meeting. Many other Catholic blogs were using the Kim Davis meeting the same way until vatican released pics of him supporting sodomite marriage. Then everyone said, "Oh that was a private meeting."

    In my view many 'conservative' Novus Ordos think they are protecting the church (as well as getting donations for themselves) by getting prolife, anti sodomite quotes and pics out of francis (or whoever is pope). Think it was more that game Vigano was playing as well as the other cardinals than the conscientious objector angle they used to get francis to co-operate.

    What's astonishing to me is that the pope of the Catholic Church is publicly bragging about embracing vicious sodomites living in public sodomy and Vigano and all the rest including SSPX, FSSP, say not one word--nor even head for the nearest exit. Nor do the flock.