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Bergoglian Overseer at Palermo forces Devout Pastor out

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Recently FromRome.Info republished a video containing a truly heroic homily by a zealous Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Palermo, Sicily, by the name of Don Leonardo Ricotta (see here), who urged the faithful not to accept the Virus mass.

The Virus Mass is the popular term for the sacrilegious and heretical liturgy created to comply with the Corona Stunt and the Corona Hype, whereby Catholics accept that Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is the occasion of infection and make themselves disposed to committing sacrileges to show servile devotion to their politically correct pastors instead of worshiping Jesus Christ as He desires and taught us, with the simple faith of children.

In response to Don Ricotta’s saintly discourse, the Bergoglian Bishop of Palermo has forced him out of his parish. Here is the Letter of Lorefice, the bishop who rides a bicycle in the cathedral — protege of the Rampolla faction in the Church. Lorefice is also the one who attempted to excommunicate Don Alessandro Minutella, also a pastor from Palermo, for simply stating the truth about Bergoglio, that is he a raving heretic.

The public announcement by the Chancery, as can be seen below, is a specious work of double-speak and shell games. By this it reveals that Don Ricotta is being persecuted by a gang of liars and heretics. Furthermore, one can surmise that the Archdiocese gave Don Ricotta an ultimatum, to be accepted or to resign, and that he chose to resign under duress.

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As of May 21, 2020 the Rev. Don Leonardo Ricotta, Presbyter of the Church of Palermo, is no longer the Parish Priest of the Parish S. Agata V.M. in Villabate having himself renounced this office. It is therefore inaccurate or specious the news spread by some social channels that Don Leonardo Ricotta has been removed from the parish priest’s office by the Archbishop of Palermo.

Pending the appointment of the new parish priest, the Archdiocese of Palermo will identify a parish administrator in the coming days. In view of the controversy aroused by the socialites themselves, the opportunity is taken to clarify the following. The practice of distributing communion in the hands is in conformity with the norms issued by the Magisterium of the Church, to which every Catholic Christian must religiously pay heed to the will and intellect. The Congregation for Divine Worship, in the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum of 2004, no. 92, states that “If a communicant, in the regions where the conference of bishops, with the confirmation of the Apostolic See, has permitted it, wishes to receive the sacrament on his hand, the sacred host should be distributed to him”.

The Italian Episcopal Conference in the Instruction on Eucharistic Communion. Do this in memory of me, n. 1415, already since 1989 admits communion in the hands. Moreover, to celebrate the Eucharist exclusively with the Roman Rite according to John XXIII’s Missale Romanum of 1962, as an extraordinary form introduced by the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, issued by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, would exclude from participation in Mass the portion of the People of God who wish to take an active part in it according to the ordinary form of Paul VI’s Missal, currently in use. The right and freedom of a good part of the faithful would thus be seriously compromised. Personal convictions, therefore, presented by individuals as authentic doctrine, cannot be imposed on the faithful. It is up to the bishop in the diocese “to give norms in liturgical matters, to which all are bound”, “to defend the unity of the universal Church” and “to promote the discipline common to the whole Church” (Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum, nn.176-177).

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For more on this controversy, see Attorney Roberto De Petro’s Open Letter to Lorefice, which FromRome.Info published in the original Italian and an English translation, yesterday.

Se qualcuno ha maggiori notizie su Don Ricotta, per favore lascia un commento.

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Cardinal Bassetti: If you don’t like Bergoglio, get out of the Church!


By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The news is so shocking that it seems unbelievable. So I will simply translate what Cardinal Basetti, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference said 2 days ago at Perugia, in his home Diocese on the occasion of the Feast of St. Francis des Sales, patron of journalists. After a number of questions critical of Pope Francis, he lost his patience and burst out saying…  well you read it for yourself:

According to Il Messaggero, on January 25, 2020:

If anyone does not like this Pope, let him say so, because he is free to take another road. It’s O.K. to criticize, but not destructive criticism.

There are too many who speak of the Pope and to one of them I said:  Go become a Lutheran, if the Catholic Church is not right for you, if this Barque is too small.

According to ANSA, in their report on the same day, Cardinal Bassetti added these words at the end:

Excuse me for the outburst, but the objective of everyone should be that of seeking answers for the good of the Church and humanity.

It is clear that there is a schismatic and heretical spirit in the Church, but it is also clear now, where it is coming from and where it is not found.

Even Antonio Socci is outraged at his behavior, and says it amounts to a complete Marxist redefinition of the Church. His tweet below says:  Bassetti is nervous because Bergoglio wants to replace him with Cardinal Tortellino. He himself has not been entirely submissive to the South American Head. For the Bishops, absolute fidelity to the Head has already substituted fidelity to Christ. — Socci calls Cardinal Zuppi of Bologna, “Cardinal Tortellino” because he banned the traditional Tortellini for a Diocesan feast, because, since it contained pork, it might offend Muslims.


CREDITS: The Featured Image is of Cardinal Bassetti, from a screen shot of a photo by Regione Umbria News, the News Agency of the Italian Region of Umbria, released for use according to the Creative Common Liscense 2.0, as indicated here.

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Extra-Ordinary Consistory, Feb 12: Discussion and Critique of Papal Address

Editorial — February 12, 2015:  As part of our coverage of the Extra-ordinary Consistory of Cardinals, which opened today, we have begun with our English translation of the Pope’s opening discourse, and will follow, now, with our discussion and critique of that discourse, in the light of last years events, revealing grave doubts concerning the validity of the papal election itself and the push by “Team Bergoglio” to advance the heresy of Modernism in the Church, which has been criticized by Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Lenga and Bishops Schneider, among many others.

The first and most obvious thing about the Papal Discourse is that it is a highly crafted text, which aims above all to impose the ideological and moral context in which the Consistory is to proceed and thus, a discourse, which attempts to preclude any substantive discussion of the real problems in the Church, in the present hour, as if, by pretending the Church is not in a most grave crisis brought on by the apparent invalidity of the papal election in 2013 and the manifest and public heresies of the Pope and his “Team Bergoglio” members and players, one could proceed to a reform of the Roman Curia under the guidance of men mired in such deeds and words.

This attempt and goal of the discourse is emblematic of the fundamental theological error promoted by Cardinal Bergoglio during his pontificate as Pope Francis and throughout his life, as recently indicated by Jack Tollers, a criminal prosecutor from Buenos Aires, whose interview we published this morning.  This error consists in a sociopathic presentation of the Catholicism, that is, the insistence that “being a Catholic” has nothing to do with the observance of the moral law or the assent of dogmatic faith to the teachings of Jesus Christ, but consists rather in a merely human convention and agreement to go-along and get-along no matter what heresies or immoralities are practiced or promoted by other Catholics.

This insistence is heretical because it presents a notion of faith divorced from truth in the mind and divorced from virtue in the will and senses: it is thus an unparalleled form of atheistic protestantism, in which private judgement wed to a denial of all that is supernatural is exalted as the true faith of Christ.  Nothing more blasphemous and heretical could be supposed.  But yet, this is the personal faith of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and he is doing everything, even in this Discourse, to promote it.

The Pope opens his discourse with the traditional greeting, “Brothers”, because the Popes for centuries have considered themselves in humility the brothers of the Cardinals who have elected them, since normally the Pope is a former cardinal.  The citation from the Psalm which follows (Ps. 133:1) is normative for meetings of chapters in religious houses or of Bishops, but as we can see from the text which follows, is interpreted according to the religion of Bergoglio, of the insistence on communion without faith or morals.

Next, the Pope makes clear who is in charge, by thanking only members of “Team Bergoglio” and their closest collaborators. This is to indicate to the Cardinals assembled that he will not brook any interventions by Cardinals which do not fit his prearranged plan to reform the Curia in such wise as he personally thinks fit.

Second, he states his personal religion in the form of an express statement:

The goal to reach is always that which favors the greater harmony in the work of the various Dicasteries and Offices, for the purpose of realizing a more efficacious collaboration in that absolute transparency which edifies an authentic sinodality and collegiality.

In this statement, which has no reference to the Gospel or to Tradition, there is asserted as the goal, ideals which have nothing to do with faith or morals of themselves, but which are merely micro-managing principles which mean only, “Do what I tell you”, and “Pretend that what you are doing is a democratic process of equals”!

You can hear the pope shouting his ideology of a religion without morals or doctrine by his used of the words “sinodality” and “collegiality”, terms which means “working with the Pope as brother bishops” and “working together as equals“.  In other words, “Don’t buck me!” and “Don’t imagine for the moment that you can take the moral high ground and criticize my agenda!”

Next, the Pope explains that the reform is not aimed at the salvation of souls, but about control:

The reform is not an end in itself, but a means to give a strong Christian witness; to favor a more efficacious evangelization; to promote a more fecund, ecumenical spirit; to encourage a more constructive dialogue with all.

Control of everything by himself: control of Christian witness, control of the work of the Church, control of the relations with other “churches” and this for the purpose of promoting friendship (“ecumenical spirit”) and conversation (“constructive dialogue”), code words for “watering down everything to a common denominator” and “shut-up all criticism”.

With this obvious insistence on all which does not regard the supreme law of the Church, the salvation of souls (“salus animarum”) the Pope ends his talk exhorting the Cardinals to work for that.  Quite a contradiction in terms. But a deliberate contradiction to emphasize that he is all about keeping up appearances while tearing down realities.