“Golpe” At The FFI As Leader Of Dissidents Is Appointed Secretary General

The future of the FFI?

The future of the FFI?

The Golpe at the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate is not pretty much complete.

The Apostolic Commissioner, Fidenzio Volpi, has appointed the man who appears to be the leader of the tiny group of “dissidents” within the Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate at its head as the new Secretary General.The leader of a tiny group of six is now at the head of them all. How very Argentinian.

The new man is Father Alfonso Bruno, a man who apparently shares with Francis the humble pleasures of self-promotion. 

The English translation of the news is from the Eponymous Flower. 

Do not insult your intelligence thinking this appointment is not the exact wish of Pope Francis, planned from the start to subvert the obvious friendship with Traditionalism of most of the members of the order.

The demolition of sound Catholicism goes on every day. Francis is at its head. I think it reasonable to imagine he will now purge the elements of traditionalism within the official structures of the Church, one by one. He has probably learnt in his Argentinian years he better not try to bite the SSPX, but whatever he can do within those organisations in full communion – possibly, only those not exclusively devoted to the Traditional Mass – he will probably do. If I were an Oratorian, I would be seriously worried. But also those orders specifically instituted to operate with the TLM should not sleep very well.

On the other hand, one can say that if a traditionalist order wants so-called “full communion”, it must also eat it.

If I were a priest today, I could not imagine a better or more Catholic places than the SSPX. I can’t imagine an order in fuller communion with Christ than the Society.

It will be interesting to see how the crowd of the Desperate Helpers will react to this. Possibly with another bout of extreme Pollyann-ing.

Dear Lord, in your mercy, help us and make this pontificate end soon.


Posted on September 14, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Now here’s something you don’t see very often. A Bishop criticizing the Pope: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/09/im-little-bit-disappointed-in-pope.html

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