Posts Tagged ‘Operation Viganò’

Flirting with schism

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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The publication of the “testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, is an unprecedented moment in modern church history—and not just because of his demand that Pope Francis resign. The eleven-page document, crafted and published by Viganò with the help of sympathetic Catholic journalists while the pope was Read more

McCarrick kept a robust public presence during years he was allegedly sanctioned

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

While Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò makes a number of accusations against former and current Vatican officials in his 11-page letter, there is only one he aims at Pope Francis. Vigano alleges Pope Francis knew former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had “corrupted generations of seminarians and priests” but nonetheless decided to lift sanctions. Sanctions that included “a Read more

The man who took on the Pope: The story behind the Viganò letter

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

At 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano showed up at the Rome apartment of a conservative Vatican reporter with a simple clerical collar, a Rocky Mountains baseball cap and an explosive story to tell. Archbishop Viganò, the former chief Vatican diplomat in the United States, spent the morning working shoulder to shoulder with Read more

Doubts about Viganò’s accusations aside, Pope Francis needs a better response

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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It is hard to know what to think of the bombshell dropped by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who released a scalding letter on Sunday (Aug. 26) calling on Pope Francis to resign. Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador to the United States, claims in the letter that Pope Francis knew that recently resigned Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused Read more

Vigano letter exposes the putsch against Pope Francis

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s testimony proves one thing: The former Vatican ambassador to the United States is to the clergy sex abuse crisis what Oliver Stone is to the assassination of President John Kennedy. That is, a trafficker in conspiracy theories who mixes fact, fiction and venom to produce something explosive but also suspicious. When Read more