Last Friday, Mar. 1, it was time again for the quinquennial ad limina visit of the Novus Ordo bishops of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Canon Law stipulates that diocesan bishops report in person to the Pope every five years to inform him of the state of their dioceses and discuss any problems and concerns with him (see Canons 340-342 of the Catholic 1917 Code; Canons 399-400 of the Novus Ordo 1983 Code).
In 2013, Argentinian philosopher Omar Bello (1964-2015) published an explosive book about Jorge Bergoglio, who at the time had just been elected “Pope” Francis. Entitled El Verdadero Francisco (“The Real Francis”), the book claims to present unknown facts about what kind of person the former “Archbishop” of Buenos Aires really is. The book’s subtitle reads in English: “The private life, psychology, secrets, and doubts of the Argentinian Pope. By the philosopher who knows him best.” What makes the work more interesting still is the fact that its author was a friend, not an enemy, of Francis.
Dear @RobertodeMattei: If the Amazon Synod will be in union with the Pope (which you believe Bergoglio to be), then how could it be “an openly schismatic Synod”? https://t.co/vRyn3XtNYu #popefrancis #AmazonSynod
Having outlawed the death penalty, Francis is now going after life imprisonment: https://t.co/oxNpTlmrIE Because he is a Naturalist, and any “hope” for him is always hope for THIS life, not eternity. Apostate! #popefrancis #catholic
The word “schism” is being thrown around quite a bit these days, and not always correctly. Reminder: Schism is refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with those who are subject to the Roman Pontiff. #catholic