In spite of the best efforts of some at the new Fatima Center to erase from history Fr. Nicholas Gruner’s well-formed opinion of Francis and the relevance of this topic to Our Lady’s message, doing so is apparently proving more difficult than they may have imagined. [Thanks to reader K.D. for bringing this to my attention!]
I suppose one can debate whether or not questions surrounding the resignation of Benedict, and therefore the validity of Jorge Bergoglio’s claim to the Office of Peter, are relevant to the message of Fatima, but one thing is certain:
Fr. Gruner was convinced that this issue is entirely relevant, and what’s more, as he plainly stated about the topic, “I don’t have any questions” concerning either the resignation or the conclave that followed; i.e., he was convinced that Benedict remains pope.
Why do some find this truth about Fr. Gruner’s opinion so inconvenient and difficult to admit?
Louie, did Fr Gruner ever suffer an Interdict? I’m curious.
Please take a look at this.
” Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.”
The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic media empire started by Mother Angelica came from Anthony Annett, Assistant to the Director at the International Monetary Fund’s Communications Department.
It appears Francis and company are going to really start playing hardball.
Raymond Arroyo is described as a Fox New Contributor when he appears on the Laura Ingram Show. Perhaps, he sees his association with EWTN coming to an end and is preparing to make the switch to secular programing. In any event, I don’t think Father Gruner would suffer from a Interdict coming from Francis and Company. He probably would consider it a complement. I believe Bishop Fellay, who recognizes Francis to be the legitimate Pope, is connected with the NEW Fatima Center and that is why they can’t or won’t accept this inconvenient truth. Here we go with that word New again!
Isn’t it ironic? Spadaro wants to stop EWTN and Raymond Arroyo from informing the faithful about the filth and rot in the Vatican, in other words – the truth, and not one papal document produced by pope Bergoglio would get a nihil obstat in the old days.
Thank you for this article and question, Mr. Verrechio —
Perhaps it is the question of the day —- what are those at The Fatima Center afraid of? What do they know – what have they seen? What could have caused this split among those who worked so closely with Fr. Gruner for years?
We are living in very perilous times — and many are choosing to remain silent — perhaps for their own personal safety?
We really need to pray for Raymond Arroyo. He has been “telling it like it is!” – and I fear he will be silenced, if he chooses to stay with EWTN. This past week may have offered us his last honest report on affairs at the Vatican – time will tell.
Yes, I was surprised to see him on Fox News too. I wondered if he was leaving EWTN at the time because Fox News is very pro Trump and this Pope’s Vatican is not.
My questions about the Fatima Ctr are those of Louie , is it all about Francis?
Are they afraid they will land on the wrong side of history?
Dennis, isn’t it beyond belief that Fr. James Martin, SJ, has some kind of official Vatican position — envoy to LGBQT or something — at the same time that the Pope’s closest adviser is calling for the censure of Raymond Arroyo of EWTN? The world has gone mad.