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Letter from former Papal Nuncio Vigano
« on: June 09, 2020, 12:08:08 PM »
https://www.catholic.org/news/hf/family/story.php?id=84789

Has this already been discussed? It arose in our local pastors’ group this morning.

I apologize if this is old news.

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Re: Letter from former Papal Nuncio Vigano
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 12:18:21 PM »
Not old news. Not news at all. The archbishop is a frequent letter writer, and something of a loose cannon.
We should say to him as we would say to the Russians or any other foreign entity, “stay out of our politics.”
The US conference of Catholic bishops should also make that clear.
Vigano Has a tendency to meddle in the dioceseS of other bishops. Not good.
And he is part of a group within the Roman Catholic Church in vociferous opposition to Pope Francis.
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Re: Letter from former Papal Nuncio Vigano
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 12:32:17 PM »
Not old news. Not news at all. The archbishop is a frequent letter writer, and something of a loose cannon.
We should say to him as we would say to the Russians or any other foreign entity, “stay out of our politics.”
The US conference of Catholic bishops should also make that clear.
Vigano Has a tendency to meddle in the dioceseS of other bishops. Not good.
And he is part of a group within the Roman Catholic Church in vociferous opposition to Pope Francis.

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Re: Letter from former Papal Nuncio Vigano
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 12:33:19 PM »
The false illusion of temporal well-being haunts and tempts all of us whether we are children of light or children of darkness, to use terms from the article referenced.

I’m not sure one could peg one side as gravitating toward this type of idolatry over the other.  However that danger is not an illusion but ever present.  Trusting in our self-sufficiency whether it is one’s own security or the public voices which try and convince that if you follow this regimen you will put death off for one more year or decade,  places us away from Christ the true God.

True Christians live under the weight of the fragility of life at every moment.  Yet we do so thanking God for our time, this time because it is a gift.

When the weight of both fear and fragility get too much for us God in Christ has been given to lift this off of our shoulders to be placed upon His.   Again, it is Christ and His cross that make all the difference in terms of removing false gods from our vision and trust turning us to Christ, the true God and true Human
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