Second “Dubia Cardinal” to pass away this year…
‘Dubia Cardinal’ Carlo Caffarra dies at 79
News has just broken that “Cardinal” Carlo Caffarra has died at the age of 79. English Vaticanist Edward Pentin has the story:
- “Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Dies at 79” (National Catholic Register)
Fr. Caffarra is the former “Archbishop” of Bologna and became widely known as one of the four signatories to the so-called dubia (doubts or questions) challenging Francis’ infernal exhortation Amoris Laetitia last year.
Caffarra is the second of the “dubia cardinals” to die. Joachim Meisner passed away only two months ago, on July 5 of this year. This leaves only two “dubia cardinals” still alive: Walter Brandmuller and Raymond Burke. Brandmuller is 88, and Burke is 69.
Caffarra’s death certainly comes as an extreme convenience to Francis, who has been refusing for months even so much as to grant an audience to the authors of the dubia because he does not want to be confronted about his document that sanctions adultery as sometimes being “what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits” (Antipope Francis, Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, n. 303). In June of this year, Vaticanist Sandro Magister made public Caffarra’s letter to Francis in which he very humbly and kindly begged Francis to be allowed to speak with him about the questions they had raised concerning his “Apostolic Exhortation” — to no avail.
If Francis’ way of dealing with his opponents is simply to wait for them to die, he’s been in luck so far. Although, as the case of Fidenzio Volpi shows, sometimes that strategy backfires.
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Are we watching the movie The Godfather IV?
Also, The Archbishopric of Granada reports that the Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert, one of the founders of the International Academy of Philosophy of Liechtenstein, stopped teaching at the Institute of Philosophy “Edith Stein” of Granada due to a critical writing with Amoris Laetitia.
For a moment I could imagine Frankie with a voodoo doll at one hand and a needle in another, but nevermind…
Just ask Luciani what happens when you stray too far from the Judeo-Bolshevik-Masonic-Modernist script.
Two cardinals….in two months…Funny, this kind of reminds me about the situation after the death of Pius XII…If you remember, two or three cardinals have passed away mysteriously before the elections! hmmm!
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Make sure you listen to the next TRADCAST EXPRESS. 🙂
Change of plans. I’ve got too much to say and can’t fit it into an express podcast. Will need to be for the next full-length show.
Hurricane Irma has moved a bit west & Fr. Desposito asked for prayers on the NOW twitter feed. Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida. http://mostholytrinityseminary.org/sermons.html
Oh, Holy Mary protect Bp. Sanborn and all the priests & seminarians during the hurricane.
More cardinals need to sign the Dubia to protect the remaining two …
Well, the beloved cardinal has barely been gone two weeks, and Bergoglio has abolished the JP2 Institute in order to implement AL–one year to the day that the Dubia was made public. I’m surprised that nothing has yet been written here about it.