Viganò’s Statements about the Jesuits:
Viganò stated: “These characters [the men he named as being part of the “homosexual current” within the priesthood] are closely associated with individuals belonging in particular to the deviated wing of the Society of Jesus, unfortunately today a majority”. He was wrong in calling it “the deviated wing” of the Jesuits, because in truth the Jesuits’ present approach to sexual matters, priestly abuse, even Hollywood movies, is not new – it has in fact been very much their policy through the centuries, for it is based on their “Moral Theology”, which permits all kinds of sins if the cause of Rome will be advanced thereby (as I have written about at length). Francis, as a good Jesuit, is appointing these liberal, pro-sodomite men to top positions regardless of their backgrounds, because he himself is merely following the orders of his own Jesuit General, the man known as the “Black Pope”, the real power behind the Vatican throne.
For evidence of Jesuits who have gone against orthodox Roman Catholic teaching, Viganò cited some examples (dozens more could be given): “We need only consider Father Robert Drinan, S.J., who was elected four times to the House of Representatives, and was a staunch supporter of abortion; or Father Vincent O’Keefe, S.J., one of the principal promoters of The Land O’Lakes Statement of 1967, which seriously compromised the Catholic identity of universities and colleges in the United States.” “Father James Martin, S.J., acclaimed by the people mentioned above, in particular Cupich, Tobin, Farrell and McElroy, appointed Consular of the Secretariat for Communications, well-known activist who promotes the LGBT agenda, chosen to corrupt the young people who will soon gather in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, is nothing but a sad recent example of that deviated wing of the Society of Jesus.” Yes, the Jesuits have for a long time been heavily in favour of Communism, Socialism, liberalism, even sodomite “rights”, and have been pushing the Vatican increasingly in that direction, politically, socially and morally.
Viganò’s Allegations against the Pope, Francis I: He Knew and Did Nothing, and Should Resign
All of these allegations amounted to a massive potential bombshell against the “Church” of Rome. But it was what this Romish archbishop said about the pope himself that caused the greatest stir. Stating that he was ready to reaffirm what he was claiming under oath, Viganò said that he met Francis in the Vatican just three months after he had become pope in 2013. First he bumped into McCarrick the cardinal, who allegedly said to Viganò triumphantly, “The pope received me yesterday, tomorrow I am going to China.” In other words, he was under no papal censure for his sinful sexual behaviour. Viganò stated that McCarrick and Francis had been friends for a very long time, and that McCarrick had played an important role in Francis’ election as pope.
When he met Francis the next day, Viganò alleged, the pope spoke to him in an aggressive and upbraiding way, saying, “The bishops in the United States must not be ideologized! They must be shepherds!” At another meeting, Francis told Viganò: “the bishops in the United States must not be ideologized, they must not be right-wing… and they must not be left-wing – and when I say left-wing I mean homosexual.” He also asked Viganò what he thought of McCarrick, and Viganò replied that McCarrick had corrupted generations of seminarians and priests, and that Benedict had ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance. To which, he said, Francis gave no reply at all.
Viganò added that McCarrick had used almost exactly the same words about the U.S. bishops as Francis had, when McCarrick spoke to a monsignor named Jean-Francois Lantheaume, some time before Francis spoke as he did to Viganò; thereby showing that McCarrick had put the words into Francis’ mouth before he met Viganò.
He also stated that McCarrick, under Francis, became “kingmaker for appointments in the Curia and the United States, and the most listened to advisor in the Vatican for relations with the Obama administration.” Furthermore, Francis placed his own favourites in top hierarchical positions, including men such as the Wuerl, Blase Cupich and Joseph W. Tobin. He stated: “The appointments of [Cupich and Tobin] to Newark were orchestrated by [cardinals] McCarrick, Maradiaga and Wuerl, united by a wicked pact of abuses by the first, and at least of coverup of abuses by the other two.” Cupich, said Viganò, denied the open evidence that 80% of the abuses found were committed against young adults by homosexuals. Cupich asserted that the main problem in the priestly sexual abuse crisis was not homosexuality, but rather “clericalism”. And yet the evidence was certainly on Viganò’s side.
Viganò called on Francis to state when he first learned about McCarrick’s crimes. He pointed out that in any case he (Viganò) had told the pope about McCarrick in June 2013; yet Francis continued to cover for McCarrick, ignoring the sanctions his predecessor, Benedict, had imposed on McCarrick, and in fact made him his trusted counsellor, along with the cardinal, Rodriguez Maradiaga. This cardinal, when dozens of seminarians appealed to him for help after one of them attempted suicide over homosexual abuse in the seminary, dismissed it all as “gossip”.
Viganò concluded his open letter with the following:
“If this is rightly to be considered a serious moral responsibility for every believer, how much graver is it for the Church’s supreme pastor [the pope of Rome, Francis I], who in the case of McCarrick not only did not oppose evil but associated himself in doing evil with someone he knew to be deeply corrupt. He followed the advice of someone he knew well to be a pervert, thus multiplying exponentially with his supreme authority the evil done by McCarrick. And how many other evil pastors is Francis still continuing to prop up in their active destruction of the Church!… In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and… Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”