Friday, June 19, 2015

Arrogance, Thy Name is Victor Fernandez

Pride is the favorite tool of certain Angelic Intelligences who made it quite clear to their Creator that they would "not serve".  Arrogance goes hand in hand with pride and if there was an Academy Award for that sort of behavior it would have to be awarded to one of Pope Bergolgio's right-hand men, Victor Manuel Fernandez.

Sarcastic, cynical, smug and indifferent, Fernandez is telling us quite clearly that the Church is going to change and there will be "no going back".  How terribly funny.  Where have I heard those words before about not going back?  Genesis?

Dr Maike Hickson tells us quite a bit about this character in an article at

On May 10, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published an interview with Archbishop Victor Fernández who is a close collaborator of Pope Francis. He is said to have ghost-written Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, and to be now involved in the drafting of the Pope’s encyclical on questions concerning the environment. He had previously worked together with then-Cardinal Bergoglio in Argentina, and headed Cardinal Bergoglio’s team redacting the touchstone Latin-American bishops’ (CELAM) document ofAparecida in 2007. His words are therefore to be taken very seriously, since, more than most people, he knows the Pope’s mind.
This interview immediately caused a stir in Rome because it turned out to be a more-or-less direct attack on the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller. “Catholics know from reading the Gospel that it was to the Pope and the bishops that Christ granted a special governance and enlightenment — and not to a prefect or some other structure,” Fernández said. “When one hears such things, one could almost get the impression that the Pope is merely their representative or one who has come to disturb and must, therefore, be monitored.” This criticism aims unmistakably at Cardinal Müller and his prominent official remarks that his duty as the head of the CDF is “to provide the theological structure of a pontificate.”Vatican Insider journalist Andrea Tornielli had himself previously and quite sharply rebuked Cardinal Müller for his public remarks.
Fernández himself is already known for his earlier ridiculing of Cardinal Müller publicly. On the third day of the October 2014 Synod on the Family, where Pope Francis appointed him a member of the drafting commission for the final report on the Synod, Fernández spoke to reporters and said that Pope Francis had invited everybody in the Synod to speak up “without fear that Cardinal Müller will come after you.” The reference to Cardinal Müller reportedly caused chortling in the press room. Cardinal Müller was and is among those prelates of the Church who have strongly opposed any altering of the Church’s essential moral teaching concerning marriage, as it was clearly taught by Jesus Christ.
Fernández is also known for his sardonic comments in an interview with the Argentine journal La Nación right after the October 2014 Synod on the Family, where he said: “There was only a group of six or seven fanatics, somewhat aggressive, who didn’t represent even 5% of the total [of the Synod Fathers]. […] Perhaps we missed saying, at the very least, with Pope Francis: ‘Who are we to judge gays?’” With these words, Archbishop Fernández showed his own sympathies for the reformers during the last Synod, and for Pope Francis’ expression “Who am I to judge?” During the same press conference of 9 October 2014, he insisted that doctrine can be further developed: “When it’s said that this is a ‘pastoral’ synod, it doesn’t at all mean that one cannot deepen the doctrine,” he said. “We need to develop the doctrine on the family much more. If we came here only to repeat what we’ve always said, the church wouldn’t grow.” At the time, his words were considered to reflect Pope Francis’ own views.

Read the rest at this link:

Fear not, Victor Manuel Fernandez: the Church will go back, and be greater than ever before, while you, and all you stand for, will find yourself in the dust bin of history, where the good God will drop you.

But do keep smirking, Your Excellency, and enjoy your triumph while you may.  .

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