Earthquake at the Pontifical Institute JP-II on Marriage and Family. With clean sweep of prof nonaligned

Earthquake at the Pontifical Institute JP-II on Marriage and Family. With clean sweep of prof nonaligned


[The purge (and the stacking) continue]

Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven)
by Sandro Magister
October 26th 2016
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As early as October 13 Seventh Heaven, tomorrow will not be Cardinal Robert Sarah to inaugurate the new academic year of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

The inaugural lecture will be held the Pope Francis. And it will visit him at the Pontifical Lateran University, but will receive the members of the institute in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, at 11.

The dramatic change of the person has been read by all as the official start of a new course for the institute, more in line with the “openness” of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the subsequent removal of non-aligned.

In fact, on many teachers already hangs the Damocles sword of dismissal. Under Article. 5 § 2 of the Statute, full professors, all appointed by the Pope, and almost all appointed by John Paul II, in office continuously for up to 80 years, and then be removed from office. But Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, appointed in mid-August by Francis High Chancellor of the institute, has already got the green light from the Pope to change the statute, reducing to 5 years or so their mandate, as is already the case for teachers called ” correspondents “. It is therefore preparing to drastically clean sweep, claiming retroactive as the new norm.

Among academics of renown who risk expulsion include, for example, the Austrian Josef Maria Seifert and English Luke Gormally, both guilty of having published criticisms radical post-synodal exhortation “Amoris laetitia”.

Among the cardinals faculty are poised Caffara Carlo, who was the first dean of the institute, and Willem Jacobus Eijk, who is Archbishop of Utrecht and President of the Dutch Bishops Conference but it is also a doctor and theologian value moralist, guilty also of criticizing “Amoris laetitia” and perhaps even more had signed the famous letter of the thirteen cardinals which infuriated Pope Francis at the beginning of the last synod.

Unsafe are also the most committed teachers with the movements for life, beginning with the Guatemalan-American combative Maria de Mercedes Arzu Wilson, which he remembers the bitter controversy with Monsignor Rino Fisichella, then president of the Pontifical Academy for Life for an article to be written on these “L’Osservatore Romano” very understanding with regard to abortion of a mother-Brazilian girl.

A different fate, reconfirmation, are projected to other teachers so scientifically qualified, but from positions – on bioethics – not exactly in accordance with the teaching of the Church, at least prior to that.

One of them is for example the Sienese Felice Petraglia, gynecologist and editor-in-chief of the international journal ” Human Reproduction Update “, founded by Robert Edwards, one of the fathers of fertilization in the test tube, and the official organ of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, supporting fertilization “in vitro”, diagnosis and genetic selection of embryos, abortion pills and other similar.

And another is French gynecologist Charles Chapron, a friend of Petraglia, a member of several international societies of obstetrics and gynecology are also favorable to the above, and yet admitted as a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, whose president is from last August the same Monsignor Paglia who is also grand chancellor of the Pontifical John Paul II institute for studies on marriage and family.

A ploy which Straw is working, to associate members of that kind to the Pontifical Academy for Life and to include others in the years to come, would be to remove from the statute the provisions of art. 5 § 4, letter b:

“The new academicians are invited to sign the Declaration of the Servants of Life, with which undertake to promote and defend the principles about the value of life and the dignity of the human person, interpreted in a manner consistent with the Magisterium of the Church”.

With this, it would be paving the way to name part of the Pontifical Academy for Life also Angelo Vescovi, very close to Straw for when he was bishop of Terni and helped him settle in the city headquarters of his creation, the Foundation Stem cells . Bishops is not a Catholic and took part in the referendum campaign of 2005 to defend the law 40, strongly desired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini. But, apart from that, he has never shone for the public defense of human life in scientific circles to which it belongs, among which is known its ambiguous position on the issues of embryonic stem cells.

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