It should be obvious by now that all the talk from the Vatican about "collegiality" and "dialogue" and "mercy" was just a smokescreen for the real Machiavellian ruthlessness that is being brought to bear on any who conduct themselves in fidelity to the teachings of Jesus Christ as communicated through Church Tradition. Recall that several months ago I posted on the persecution of Don Minutella, an Italian priest who teaches the truth regarding marriage as opposed to the garbage that is contained in Amoralis Lamentia. At that time, he had been suspended and was in the midst of a 9-month period of silence ordered from on high. Now that the nine months is over, he is being ordered to publicly grovel before the pope or else he will face excommunication. In response, he has issued the video below. After watching, please scroll down for another account of persecution from the Vatican.
Yesterday in Rome a truck billboard honoring the late Cardinal Caffarra was stopped by police and its drivers were detained and questioned for hours. Why? Because Cardinal Caffarra was one of the dubia signers. The police let on that they were under orders to do so because the late Cardinal questioned Amoralis Lamentia. This is an action right out of the gestapo/gulag playbook. Who gave them the orders? By what request? These questions are rhetorical for we know the impetus for this obvious attempt at intimidation.
Here's a facet of what is happening. More and more, faithful Catholics, both lay and clergy, are waking up to the real damage being wreaked by this papacy. They are no longer being hoodwinked (although there still remain some truth-deniers) by the "mercy and accompaniment" facade. The Vatican is all too aware of this and are in panic mode. They are pulling out all stops in their attempts to intimidate us. While praying for their conversion (and for our own hearts) we must remain steadfast and true to Jesus Christ. As Don Minutella reminded us, Our Lady will assist us as we pray the Rosary.