Friday, August 14, 2015

Franciscans of the Immaculate: Will the New Commissar Also Bring the New Spirit?

(Rome) Since last June, the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been assigned  the Salesian priest Sabino Ardito, a canon lawyer, as the new Apostolic Commissioner. Yet there is still a demon in the Order, says Messa in Latino.  Father Alfonso Bruno was responsible and  the ultimate beneficiary of the palace coup against Founder Manelli.

Alfonso Bruno, the father with a penchant for self-expression, already belonged to the old leadership the order, where he was responsible for its media presence. At that time he was only one among several. Then came the dismissal of Minister General Father Stefano Maria Manelli and the whole Order leadership by the Vatican. Alfonso Bruno was the one who made the news public through his media contacts and thus - at least initially - of the urgency  of a  radical intervention.  (more...)


This blogger left the following comment on The Eponymous Flower blog entry:
Interesting that Fr. Bruno’s media connections played into the coup. The CIA’s doctrinal warfare program targeting the Catholic Church utilized the media to engineer desired outcomes. Could this power struggle be one of many planned by the American government? Could the meltdown of the Our Lady of America devotion ( have a similar genesis? Did the CIA set honeytraps for prominent media clergy? See
What spirit inhabits Amchurch?  Rumblings heard in Dallas:

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