Francis names Camerlengo to Administer Vatican Before the Next Conclave
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Pope Francis Names Cardinal With Close Ties to McCarrick as Key Figure in Next Papal Election

Francis shows his true colours. Farrell is infamous for being Pervert McCarrick's roomie, but claims he never knew Uncle Ted was a pervert. He's also endorsed Fr Martin's pro-homosexual book, Building a Bridge.

From LifeSiteNews


ROME, February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin Farrell as papal camerlengo, a post by which Cardinal Farrell would administer the Vatican when the pontiff dies or resigns and before the election of a successor.


The announcement comes despite lingering questions about Farrell and his role in controversies swirling around ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick is awaiting a decision from Pope Francis regarding his alleged sexual abuse of seminarians and an 11-year-old boy decades ago, which may result in his laicization. Farrell and McCarrick previously shared an apartment.


Farrell, who is Irish, was the Bishop of Dallas before Pope Francis promoted him to lead the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. He is a vocal defender of Amoris Laetitia and has endorsed pro-homosexual Father James Martin’s book Building a Bridge.


Farrell has also participated in several gatherings organized by the Pope, including the World Meeting of Families and the synod on youth in 2018, and last month’s World Youth Day in Panama.


LGBT activist Deacon Ray Dever of Florida assisted Farrell at the closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families last year in Dublin. Dever is a frequent contributor to the blog of the gay-affirming New Ways Ministry, which has been sanctioned by the Vatican, and is the father of a son who now identifies as a woman named “Lexi.”


Pope Francis named Farrell to the cardinalate in 2016. Farrell entered the priesthood via the Legionaries of Christ, which was founded by Father Marcial Maciel, who himself was later sanctioned for admitted sexual predation of seminarians and several women.


Farrell’s designation to take the reins during a papal interregnum has been taken to mean that he has the Pope’s confidence. As camerlengo or chamberlain, Farrell would have limited power during the Pope’s absence and no authority to make decisions reserved to the pontiff himself. His principal duty would be to arrange for the funeral rites of a previous Pope and organize matters leading to the conclave of cardinals who elect a successor.


In an interview with Intercom magazine, Farrell said last year that Catholic priests are not competent to advise couples seeking to marry. “They have no credibility,” Farrell said, “they have never lived the experience; they may know moral theology, dogmatic theology in theory, but to go from there to putting it into practice every day.... they don’t have the experience.”
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This may "backfire" (not for us, obviously, but for liberal forces), just like it "backfired" for CNN and other news outlets to make it look so blatant that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election. People got even more mobilized because they couldn't lulled into a false sense of security and we got Trump. Maybe a similar thing will happen here.
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(02-15-2019, 09:57 AM)In His Love Wrote: This may "backfire" (not for us, obviously, but for liberal forces), just like it "backfired" for CNN and other news outlets to make it look so blatant that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election. People got even more mobilized because they couldn't lulled into a false sense of security and we got Trump. Maybe a similar thing will happen here.

Yes, except there's no democracy involved here.  If the Pope stacks the Curia, there's not a blessed thing we can do about it except pray.  And right now, the Good Lord, in His wisdom, seems to be intent on letting the Church's self-destructive behavior prevail.   Things can still get much worse before they start to get better, and I'm convinced we will see the fulfillment of Pope Benedict's prediction of a much smaller, but purer Church.  It took generations to make this mess and it will take generations to fix it.
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(02-15-2019, 11:06 AM)ConceptJunkie Wrote: Things can still get much worse before they start to get better

They could, but the big difference now is people see it. With Benedict XVI, and even more with John Paul II, anything traditional was just chalked up as nostalgia or kooky or even schismatic. The Pope kisses the Koran, and everyone except a tiny percentage of traditional Catholics defends it. But with Francis, a lot more Catholics are criticising the Pope when he's wrong. They're not all to the point of seeing the new liturgy and the whole orientation of the Church since Vatican II as towards "social justice" and change as the problem yet, but they're getting there. Add in the sex abuse and Catholics aren't just going to listen to the bishops like they did when the new Mass was imposed and they were told all the old doctrines were done away with.
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Pardon my ignorance about how a new Pope is elected. Is the Pope elected by the Curia by a simple popularity vote, or does he have to make a threshold of votes from the Curia?
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(02-16-2019, 12:37 PM)HeadRusch Wrote: Pardon my ignorance about how a new Pope is elected. Is the Pope elected by the Curia by a simple popularity vote, or does he have to make a threshold of votes from the Curia?

He has to get at least two-thirds of the votes. Cardinals over 80 when the previous Pope dies or resigns can't vote. But it's two-thirds of the votes, not two-thirds of the cardinals, and there's a maximum of 120 cardinals that can vote.

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