Publicly baptized children of homo-transgender couple…
The Peripheries’ Revenge: Bergoglio appoints Jorge García Cuerva ‘Archbishop’ of Buenos Aires
This past Friday, May 26, 2023, the big Vatican news story was that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (‘Pope’ Francis) had canceled the day’s appointments due to a fever. It was also reported that Telemundo had just published an interview with Francis, in which the talkative Argentinian apostate once again graced the globe with his infinite wisdom.
But then there was another big news story, one that did not receive immediate attention.
In the day’s Bollettino, the daily news bulletin of the Vatican press office, came the announcement that Francis had appointed a new ‘archbishop’ of Buenos Aires, his own former diocese. For that role, Bergoglio had chosen none other than Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva (b. 1968). Here is his curriculum vitae, as published by the Vatican:
Archbishop-elect Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva was born on 12 April 1968 in Río Gallegos. After completing his studies in philosophy and theology in the seminary of the diocese of San Isidro, he received priestly ordination on 24 October 1997. He was awarded a licentiate in theology, with specialization in Church history and canon law, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina “Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires”, and qualified as a lawyer at the Universidad Católica de Salta (UCASAL) in Argentina.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar and parish priest of Nuestra Señora de la Cava in Beccar; parish priest of Santa Clara de Asís in Tigre; promotor of justice in the interdiocesan tribunal of San Isidro, Merlo-Moreno; vice president of diocesan Caritas; diocesan delegate for prison pastoral care, and chaplain of various penitentiaries of the province of Buenos Aires.
On 20 November 2017 he was appointed titular bishop of Lacubaza and auxiliary of Lomas de Zamora, receiving episcopal ordination on 3 March 2018.
On 3 January 2019 he was appointed bishop of Río Gallegos.
He is currently a member of the Dicastery for Bishops and deputy chair of the International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care (ICCPPC).
(“Resignations and Appointments”, Bollettino, May 26, 2023)
Garcia Cuerva will most likely remain in his new position until his mandatory retirement age of 75. As he is only 55 now, this will give him roughly 20 years to do immense and lasting damage.
So, what is the problem, you are wondering?
For one thing, ‘Bishop’ Garcia Cuerva is known for having baptized, years ago in a highly publicized ceremony, the two adoptive children of a homo-pervert couple in Buenos Aires. Here are the sordid details:
The elegant Basilica of the Most Holy Sacrament, where perpetual adoration takes place, is one of the preferred churches in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for marriages and ceremonies of high society. On August 25, 2012, the church was the stage for a sequence of scandals.
Homosexual Roberto Carlos Trinidad submitted himself to surgeries to change his sex and became “Florencia” Trinidad… [stage name: “Flor de la V” or “Florencia de la V”] He/she has lived with another man, Pablo Goycochea, for more than a decade. “Florencia” is a TV star in several series on Telefe – Channel 11 on Buenos Aires television. Some time ago, the homosexual couple adopted (purchased) two children born on the same day from a clinic that does artificial insemination in San Diego, California.
On the first birthday of the “twins,” “Florencia” and her partner decided to have the children baptized. The Catholic religious authorities found nothing better to do than give permission for the ceremony to be performed at the Basilica of the Most Holy Sacrament. This is not to say that those children should not be baptized; the point at hand is that these baptisms should never have been publicly celebrated as an exaltation of homosexuality, as indeed it was. [N.O. Watch comment: Actually, these children should not have been baptized, since they will obviously not be raised in the Catholic faith by their perverted pseudo-parents.]
Thus, after reportedly giving Communion to the homosexual couple, Fr. Jorge Garcia Cuerva … officiated with all pomp and circumstance at the ceremony of Baptism. How can one not see in this broadly publicized event a blatant support of the Catholic Church for homosexual “marriage” and change-of-sexes surgeries?
(“Homosexual Ceremony in a Basilica of Buenos Aires”, Tradition in Action, Sep. 16, 2012)
Not surprisingly, the event was a huge hit for the Argentinian supermarket tabloid Gente:
The cover of Gente magazine (we added the green circle and yellow text)
(image credit: www.gente.com.ar / fair use)
“She” is a he: Roberto Trinidad with the two children he purchased with his partner
(image credit: www.gente.com.ar / fair use)
More information on that sickening outrage can be found here. It happened in 2012 in Buenos Aires. Can you guess who was the ‘Catholic archbishop’ there at the time, under whose watchful eye this scandal took place? You guessed it: a certain ‘Cardinal’ Jorge Mario Bergoglio!
Now, one may justly point out that obviously this sordid scandal is not the fault of the children, who are entirely innocent in the matter. Should they really be denied baptism because their parents are perverts? The short answer is: Yes, baptism should be denied them. That is not to be understood as a punishment, of course. Rather, it is because the Church does not simply offer to baptize children where she finds them; there must be a reasonable assurance that they will be raised in the Catholic religion. That this assurance is not given in the context of two sodomites acting as “parents”, where one of the two pretends to be the mother, goes without saying.
It is very likely that Garcia Cuerva will be made a ‘cardinal’ by Francis at the next consistory. He is, after all, the “most Bergoglian bishop in Argentina”, a man after Bergoglio’s own heart. Not only his “pastoral approach” to homo-perverts, but also his understanding of the Holy Eucharist is very much in line with the theology of the false pope:
His theses on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar do not agree with Catholic teaching. During the alleged pandemic of 2020-2023, he banned the viaticum, the communion of the dying and had chapels closed where Perpetual Adoration was held. He also claimed that Christ’s presence in the Eucharist was Christologically equivalent to that in the poor. Service to the poor was congruent with Eucharistic adoration.
(Giuseppe Nardi, “New Archbishop of Buenos Aires misunderstands the Eucharist”, Katholisches.info, May 27, 2023; translation by Catholic Conclave.)
Now that is the sort of thing Francis likes to hear. Francis, who has long had a problem with the Feast of Corpus Christi, is on record saying we should kneel before the poor; he has listened intently to Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa preach about “the sacrament of poverty, that is the presence of Christ under the species of those who suffer”; and he believes that the Rohingya Muslim refugees are “the presence of God today”.
Two years ago, ‘Bp.’ Garcia Cuerva stated that he wants to be “a poor bishop for the poor”. While it is good to help the poor, indeed a corporal work of mercy that flows from the love of neighbor which God commands us to have (see Lk 10:27-37), the Catholic Church was not established primarily to help the poor. No one needs a church or a religion to assist the needy; neither did God have to become man to teach us to help those who are suffering.
In 1910, when he condemned the French Le Sillon social movement, Pope St. Pius X explained that it was a distortion of the Gospel to reduce the Catholic religion to humanitarianism, as if the end of man were merely natural and temporal, rather than supernatural and eternal:
We wish to draw your attention, Venerable Brethren, to this distortion of the Gospel and to the sacred character of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God and man, prevailing within the Sillon and elsewhere. As soon as the social question is being approached, it is the fashion in some quarters to first put aside the divinity of Jesus Christ, and then to mention only His unlimited clemency, His compassion for all human miseries, and His pressing exhortations to the love of our neighbor and to the brotherhood of men.
True, Jesus has loved us with an immense, infinite love, and He came on earth to suffer and die so that, gathered around Him in justice and love, motivated by the same sentiments of mutual charity, all men might live in peace and happiness. But for the realization of this temporal and eternal happiness, He has laid down with supreme authority the condition that we must belong to His Flock, that we must accept His doctrine, that we must practice virtue, and that we must accept the teaching and guidance of Peter and his successors.
Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body.
Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to apply only to one’s personal life in order to win eternal salvation; these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism.
(Pope Pius X, Apostolic Letter Our Apostolic Mandate; underlining added.)
The Catholic Church doesn’t need poor bishops for the poor.
She needs holy bishops for the salvation of souls.
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