Friday, February 27, 2015

bergoglio's bullies mis-punch Pentin... again

bergoglio's bullies mis-punch Pentin... again

Edward Pentin's article on Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri's adventures in book burning... has disappeared... or maybe it was ordered cast in the flames by some high ranking and powerful un-named Vatican official...

[UPDATE: Good news! The link is working again. Hooray!]

Here is the link that is broken:

http://www.newsmax.com/EdwardPentin/Pope-Francis-Cardinal-Walter-Kasper-Cardinal-Gerhard-Muller-Vatican/2015/02/25/id/626811/

This link was posted by Pentin himself on his twitter account... but it doesn't work...

Fortunately for us, there are quotes from Pentin's article available from other articles which copied them before they... disappeared... funny how the internet works that way...

And so from Catholic World Report I provide you with the following quotes...

... it would be nice to have the original Pentin article in order to read them in the proper context...

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From the Catholic World Report article titled, "Reports: Card. Baldisseri ordered interception of copies of book mailed to Synod participants"

[LINK]

Both Kath.net and Edward Pentin are reporting that Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, ordered the interception of over a hundred copies of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in last October’s Extraordinary Synod.

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Pentin reports:

Reliable and high level sources allege the head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, ordered they be intercepted because they would “interfere with the synod.”

A source told me that Baldisseri was “furious” the book had been mailed to the participants and ordered staff at the Vatican post office to ensure they did not reach the Paul VI Hall.

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Kath.net reports that around 200 copies of the book were mailed, but only a few apparently made it into the hands of the proper recipients, a report that has also been confirmed by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, of Ignatius Press. Pentin states that the books were mailed through "the proper channels within the Italian and Vatican postal systems", but that Baldisseri claimed they were mailed "irregularly," and so the interception of the books was legitimate.

In other words, Baldisseri has apparently admitted that the books were taken; the dispute is over why they were taken. Pentin further reports that the books were apparently destroyed after being taken.

Three months ago, Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said he knew nothing about allegations regarding the stolen/intercepted/confiscated books, and dismissed the sources for the allegations as not being “serious and objective." Pentin, a veteran and respected Vatican reporter who recorded a controversial interview with Kasper during the Synod, concludes his report by stating that since December, "the allegations have become more widely known and have been corroborated at the highest levels of the church."

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