Pope Benedict Confirms He Disciplined McCarrick, sources say

August 27, 2018  Life Site News.   Pope Emeritus Benedict has confirmed the claim that he acted during his tenure to discipline new ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarricik in response to accusations of sexual abuse, according to source who have spoken to the National Catholic  Register.

If true, the Pope Emeritus’ confirmation that he knew about McCarrick and sought to punish him lends strong weight to the claim that Pope Francis knew about McCarricks but permitted him to act freely as an emissary of the Holy See and as a ‘kingmaker’ for bishop and curial appointments in the Francis papacy.

Although Benedict reportedly cannot remember the exact nature of the punishment he imposed on McCarrick, he recalls having instructed Cardinal Bertone, his then secreteay of State to impose “measures” against the cardinal in response to the allegations against him of homosexual predation against seminaries and adolescents.

The Register has independently confirmed that the allegations against McCarrick were certainly known to Benedict, and the Pope Emeritus remembers instructing Cardinal Bertone to impose measures but cannot recall their exact nature,” the publication states in a widely overlooked passage in its original article on the scandal published on Saturday.  The Register does not reveal its sources for this information”The affirmation comes in the wake of allegations made on Saturday by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, for Apostolic Nuncio in the United States, that Pope Benedict had imposed severe severe penalties on Cardinal McCarrick years before Francis became Pope, forbidding him to say Mass in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lectures, and to travel, “dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance.”

In his written testimony on the affair, simultaneously published by LifeSite News.com and the National Catholic Register on Saturday, Vigano says that he personally knows that Pope Francis was aware of the accusations against McCarrick, because he mentioned them to the Pontiff himself on two different occasions in 2013, shortly after his election, when Francis appeared to be probing him to see if he was an ally or an enemy of McCarrick.”

Asked, “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” Vigano writes, “I answered him with complete frankness and, if you want, with great naivete:  “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the congregation for Bishops, there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance”

The Pope did not make the slightest comment about these very grave words of mine and did not show any expression of surprise on his face, as if he had already known the matter for some time and he immediately changed the subject.” continues Vigano.  “But then, what was the Pope’s purpose in asking me that question:  “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?  He clearly wanted to find out if I was an ally of Mcarrick or not.

Vigano states that despite Francis’ clear knowledge of McCarricks’s record of sexual abuse, McCarrick was allowed to freely travel and engage in public appearances on behalf of the Church.  He also says that McCarrick became a sort of emissary and “kingmaker” djring the Francis papacy, facilititating the rise of notoriously gay friendly clergy such as Cardinals Blase Cupich, Donald Wuerl (McCarricks successor as Archbishop of Washingtonk, and Joseph Tobin of Newark, McCarrick’s previous diocese  before his appointment to Washington as well as the sudden ascent of Bishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari as Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops and of the College of Cardinals..


The accusations which also include numerous explosivve claims about complicity by various cardinals, bishops, and curial officials are being called an “earthquake” by mainstream media, and curial officials reportedly are call it an “atomic bomb”.   Bishops and other members of the Church hierarchy are calling for an investigation of Pope Francis, who is refusing to answer questions about Vigano’s testimony.

Pope Benendict’s confirmation that he gave instructions to Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertoni to penalize McCarrick tends to confirm Bertone’s ivolvement in the case, which Vigano suspects was a cause of delays in the disciplining of the sex abuser, which did not occur until 2009 or 2010, acccording to Vigano.

I believe it (the delay ( was due to the Pope’s first collaborator at the time, Cardinal Tacisio Bertone, who notoriously favored promoting homosexuals into positions of responsibility, and was accustomed  to managing the information he thought appropriate to convey to the Pope,” writes Vigano.

Archbishop Vigano’s accusations have also been corroborated by the former first counsellar at the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Monsignor Jean-Francois Lantheaume, in an interview with Catholic  News  Agency.

In response to Vigano’s claim that Lantheaume heard the then Apostolic Nunci o Pietro Sambi  lambast Cardianla McCarrick over his sexually abusive behavior, Lantheaume told Catholic News Agency “Vigano said the truth.  That’s all”













Apocalypse tells of Rome/New Babylon Being Destroyed in One Hour: The Merchants Mourn At The Smoke of Burning


Chapter XVIII  V. 4-9 Father Kramer prophesies a nuclear destruction for only that could destroy Rome in one hour.  God warns his faithful people to get out of the city.

“And I heard another voice out of heaven saying “Come out of her my people in order that ye share not in her sins and partake of her plagues for her sins are heaped up to heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Father K:  “The sins of new Babylon (Rome) have grown to such enormities that they cry for vengeance before the throne of God.  There shall be Catholics in the doomed city up to the day of her destruction.  They are warned by their pastor.  As God sent angels to lead Lot out of Sodom, and as He warned the Jews to flee from ancient Babylon  (Jer.  LI. 6;  Zach. II. 6-8)  so He warns the true believers…

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Lipa Mediatrix Prophecy Coming True as China Militarizes on Reefs: VII Council Dislike the title ‘Mary Mediatrix’

Does China own the China Sea? Lots of trade will be eliminated. Oil!


Photo:  American plane photographing Chinese ships around militarized reef islands.

Fatima had a Third Secret, and, so did Lipa.  One we didn’t get “all of” and the other we got. Teresita of Lipa told Cardinal Vidal, who was the Archbishop of Lipa, to “Pray hard for China.  China’s dream is to invade the whole world, including the Philippines.  “Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to devesttation.” This was in 1948 as the Philippines were recovering from a brutal beating by the Japanese during WWII.

In 1948 Mary, at Lipa in the Philippine Islands revealed herself as “Mediatrix of All Grace”  … as she revealed herself at Lourdes as “I am the Immaculate Conception”

“The power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when satan will lay his snares against her heel:  that is to say, her…

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Our Morning Offering – 25 August – The Memorial of St Louis IX – King of France


Our Morning Offering – 25 August – The Memorial of St Louis IX – King of France

Prayer inspired by St. Louis’ Last Instructions
to his Eldest Son, Philip (Perhaps Philip prayed thus)

O God, we love You.
We want to do nothing to displease You.
If we have troubles, let us thank You.
If we don’t, we also humbly thank You.
Let us look for ways to grow closer to You,
whether in Confession, prayer, or at Mass.
Let us open our hearts to afflicted people
and do what we can to comfort them.
Let us look for ways to improve our society.
Thank You for friends who help us bear
our burdens and help us grow in holiness.
Let us turn away from gossip or swearing.
Let us always do what is right for those
we serve and promote peace among our neighbours.
Let us be quick to…

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Knock: Not Silent


One day long ago, St. Patrick stood on Cruach Padraig   (Mountain of St. Patrick today) and prophesied that the little hill (Cnoc Mhuire Hill of Mary) he could see in the distance would one day be a holy site drawing multitudes.  This prophecy has been fulfilled for the ‘Hill of Mary’ (Knock) can be seen from Cruach Padraig (Mountain of St. Patrick)



I believe that the Apparition of Our Lady of Knock is integrally connected to the Book of Revelation … and conveys a message for the future Church and the future Mass of the Novus Ordo, which in 1879, could hardly be foreseen by people in poor County Mayo that day when Mary came.    St. John the Apostle received the visions of the Apocalypse on the Island of Patmos some 30 years after Christ was crucified. Evidence that he is the Bishop who stands reading the…

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Catholic Bishops Conference of Philippines: We Do Not Need Apparitions to Honor Our Lady

CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas  INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

“We do not need apparitions to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary”

This was the response of CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas when asked to comment on a Vatican decree stating that the Marian apparitions in Lipa City, Batangas, that ‘supposedly’ happened more than 60 years ago had not “supernatural origin”

The Vatican’s move reversed the declaration made earlier by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles that the phenomenon was “worthy of belief

Villegas, head of the Lingayen Dagupan Archdiocese, said that Mary’s being the Mother of Jesus is our first and constant reason for honoring her.”

“We do not need apparitions to honor her,” he said in a text message to reporteers.

He added that the CPCP would abide by the decision of the Holy See.

“Rome has spoken.  The case is closed.  We  all obey the Holy See.”  Villegas

Tina G. Santos  reporter@santostinaING

Philippines Daily Inquirer;  June14 2016