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TODAY'S COLUMN

Cardinal Parolin Sells Out to Beijing

by Christopher A. Ferrara
August 29, 2016

For too long now, the Vatican Secretary of State, elevated to unprecedented prominence by the post-Vatican II reforms masterminded by Cardinal Villot, has endangered the integrity of the Faith in order to serve the worldly dictates of Vatican diplomacy.  So it has been with the Message of Fatima and the Third Secret in particular, which none other than the Vatican Secretary of State (Cardinal Sodano and his successor Cardinal Bertone) has reduced to a generic prescription for prayer and penance, excising the Consecration of Russia and reducing the Secret to a mere depiction of 20th century events.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Christopher A. Ferrara is an attorney specializing in First Amendment and other civil rights litigation on behalf of Catholics. His articles and commentary on Catholic Church affairs have appeared in The Latin Mass magazine, The Remnant, Christian Order, Catholic Family News, The Fatima Crusader magazine and elsewhere. He is co-author (with Thomas Woods) of The Great Facade, a widely acclaimed analysis of changes in the Church since Vatican II. He and his wife Wendy, a convert from Protestantism, have six children.


James W. Bannister was born in Toronto, Canada and earned degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Toronto. He practiced law in Canada for 12 years, then moved into business management consulting, training and teaching. Jim has taught and practiced the art of communication for nearly a quarter of a century, working in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was a convert to Catholicism before Vatican II and is dedicated to restoring the Church to what it was when he was baptized. He has been working with Our Lady's Apostolate since 1990.