"The real problem of the Church in Paraguay is the crisis of faith, life and morality, which was further supported and extended by poor training of clergy, together with the laxity of the shepherds," wrote Bishop Livieres to Cardinal Ouellet.
If this report is true, I'm here to remind you that this is a man who not only agreed to grant audience to two of history's most notorious collaborators of the execution of unborn children and Christians all over the world, he agreed to stand beside them for a photo op.
This is a man who stood on a plane and told journalists seeking clarification about the teachings of the Church as they pertain to the sexual activity among homosexuals and his response was, who is a Roman Pontiff to make a judgment about Church teachings as they pertain to the Sixth Commandment of God.
I could go on and on.
There is more than ample evidence to demonstrate what Pope Francis message is about Church teaching - he has silenced it and is persecuting and removing those who try to teach it, and filling that void with statements that lead people to commit sin.
I am sorry to say it.
The failures to articulate what we all know is happening before our very eyes only sends a message that our intention is to go along with this charade and destruction through silence.
Decades ago, I read a story of a Jewish man standing before a pit filled with bodies with his executioners whose last words were - I see what you are doing and God sees it too.
No way should any person or persons who knows what is happening sit in silence as the persecution we have all experienced in our chanceries, schools, apostolates - is rolled out from the Chair of Peter.
Are you actually going to sit quietly as you watch these men be persecuted through the Pope's hand?
What kind of service is this to Christ and His Church? His people? Our relatives, friends, people we love?
I'm also here to remind you that if you don't think public exposure of what we are all saying behind closed doors is effective, one should sit before the Blessed Sacrament and think about the big ole long pause after the announcement of the Pope's intention to remove Cardinal Burke. While you're there, meditate upon the past twenty years of the effectiveness of publicly exposing error.
This blogger has not come this far working to preserve the deposit of faith for my family to sit in silence while a Pope takes a hammer to it - or all of us.