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EXCLUSIVE: More Troubles for Pope Francis

EXCLUSIVE: More Troubles for Pope Francis The Argentinean writer José Arturo Quarracino sees more troubles ahead for Pope Francis. Quarracino is a nephew of the late Buenos Aires Cardinal Antonio …More
EXCLUSIVE: More Troubles for Pope Francis

The Argentinean writer José Arturo Quarracino sees more troubles ahead for Pope Francis. Quarracino is a nephew of the late Buenos Aires Cardinal Antonio Quarracino who convinced Pope John Paul II to name Bergoglio as his successor. Quarracino points out on Spanish Gloria.tv that Pope Francis’ personal friend, Orán bishop Gustavo Zanchetta who is accused of homosexual abuses, is also involved in financial scandals. Zanchetta sold a building in Buenos Aires which was given to Orán diocese, for 800’000 dollars. But the deal does not appear anywhere in the diocesan books. According to Quarracino, Francis personally advised Zanchetta to conceal the money.

Hard Questions

Quarracino asks hard questions: Did all those dollars remain in the hands of Monsignor Zanchetta, or did part of that sum reach the coffers of the Vatican? And: Was this perhaps the reason for Zanchetta’s inexplicable appointment to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See? Quarracino comes up with what he calls "the question of all questions": May a Pope give immoral economic and financial advice to one of his pastors?

Monsignor Antonio Livi Has Recovered Well

Roman Monsignore Antonio Livi, a world known philosopher and critique of the Vatican’s paleo-liberal course, has recovered well from brain surgery, Gloria.tv has found out. Livi is 80 years old. The surgery was performed in Milan, Italy, at the end of February. Shortly after the operation Livi has asked for the results of the most recent soccer matches and for newspapers. The histological results will only be known in a week. This will determine the continuation of the therapy.

FBI And CIA Will “Help” to Elect “Good Pope”

Philip Nielsen, a Catholic and father of seven children, is the founder and runner of The Red Hat Report, a file-compiling effort on the Cardinals of the Church. Nielsen told Roterdamus.com that his project is necessary because the cardinals do not know each other well. In the last two conclaves – quote – “many of the cardinals’ priority source of information regarding each other was Wikipedia: reading and printing Wikipedia pages”, he knows and points out that Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. The Red Hat Report will be accessible on the Internet and provide the cardinals will reliable information. Nielsen revealed that the project also resorts to former FBI investigators and CIA agents in order to collect the information.
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@Holy Cannoli: The Red Hat Report could backfire in the sense that it would not help to elect the best but the worst candidate...
Don Reto
This brings up another necessary requirement for the Red Hat Report. In addition to the list of names of Cardinals and their individual history, they each need to be graded as if they were taking an academic college course. A, B, C, D and F.

Cardinals would be graded by a panel based on their fidelity to traditional Catholic teaching. As you've said, this would not absolut…More
Don Reto
This brings up another necessary requirement for the Red Hat Report. In addition to the list of names of Cardinals and their individual history, they each need to be graded as if they were taking an academic college course. A, B, C, D and F.

Cardinals would be graded by a panel based on their fidelity to traditional Catholic teaching. As you've said, this would not absolutely prevent a Cardinal with a mediocre (grade of C) or even a failing grade (grade F) to be elected as Pope. However, the laity would then see exactly the background of the person who was elected as pope. Questions could later be asked as to "Why?" that specific person was elected.

I personally would also like to see how each Cardinal voted but I guess that information is not allowed.
@Holy Cannoli: It is indeed much likely that a F rating on the Red Hat Report will turn a cardinal into a top contender. So another initiative is needed that takes care of the beans by which popes are elected .
Don Reto

So another initiative is needed that takes care of the beans by which popes are elected.

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do. Joseph Stalin

It would then seem that the key is to hire the right people and trustworthy to do the right thing on the inside to count the votes.
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@Holy Cannoli: The people you suggest would also have the necessary qualities to deal with the most hardened enemies of the Catholic faith among the cardinals.
Don Reto
Why shouldn’t the election of a new pope be open for public scrutiny? Who makes the rules anyway?

Years ago I knew someone (not a Catholic) who thought that the election of a new pope was a mystical occurrence where some Cardinals would be levitating, some would make themselves disappear and reappear and other assorted miracles would be performed by the various candidates. …More
Don Reto
Why shouldn’t the election of a new pope be open for public scrutiny? Who makes the rules anyway?

Years ago I knew someone (not a Catholic) who thought that the election of a new pope was a mystical occurrence where some Cardinals would be levitating, some would make themselves disappear and reappear and other assorted miracles would be performed by the various candidates. The person who could be the most impressive ( obviously this meant he was closer to God), would be elected the next pope.

Even if this were true (which I do not believe it is) why not open the election of a new pope to the public? Would this not be an affirmation of the Catholic faith for the entire world especially those who were not believers giving these people the necessary impetus to become Catholic?

On the other hand, what if there are ‘shady’ deals that were occurring within the conclave? What if money is promised or other assorted mundane guarantees made by the finalists? Does not the laity deserve to know about this as well?
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If they would open the elections to the public, I am certain, CNN would receive the exclusive rights to broadcast it.
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FBI And CIA Will “Help” to Elect “Good Pope”

In theory, this idea could work out well. The FBI /CIA involvement is unnecessary. The problem, as I see it, is that those individuals (read: turkeys) who have a “checkered past” (homo promo, no pro-life activity, etc.) are unlikely to be responsive to probing inquiries, Those who have a strong Catholic history of pro-life and pro-traditional …More
FBI And CIA Will “Help” to Elect “Good Pope”

In theory, this idea could work out well. The FBI /CIA involvement is unnecessary. The problem, as I see it, is that those individuals (read: turkeys) who have a “checkered past” (homo promo, no pro-life activity, etc.) are unlikely to be responsive to probing inquiries, Those who have a strong Catholic history of pro-life and pro-traditional teaching etc. will speak openly.

So then, simply search out the writings, public statements and actions of all Cardinals/Bishops and compile them on a publicly accessible internet site. This information is already available now but organizing them in a comprehensive and easily followed format would be valuable for not only the Cardinals themselves but also for the laity.

Start NOW.
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