Sánchez Sorondo: Archbishop friend of the powerful antinatalists who never celebrates Mass or prays the breviary

Sánchez Sorondo: Archbishop friend of the powerful antinatalists who never celebrates Mass or prays the breviary

[More problems than seldom offering Mass or praying the breviary (if ever); Google translation of Sánchez Sorondo: El arzobispo amigo de los poderosos antinatalistas que jamás celebra Misa ni reza el breviario (Infovaticana); hat-tip to en.news on Gloria.TV]

Gabriel Ariza
August 8, 2017

Argentine archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, president of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is responsible for the Vatican’s ambiguity and collusion with those who propose the culture of death and sterility as a solution to environmental problems.

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo was born a day of the Nativity of Mary in 1942. He was ordained a priest with 26 years (1968) in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. After his ordination he moved to Italy where he studied Theology at the Angelicum (University of the Order of Preachers) and Philosophy at the University of Perugia.

The young priest would no longer return to Argentina, where his name is still recognized among the elderly. Indeed, his father-an emblematic figure of the right-wing Catholic nationalism of Argentina, and son of a celebrated national senator and interior minister of the presidency of Uriburu (1930-1932), Matías Sánchez Sorondo-, anti-Peronist during Long years, was in March of 1973 candidate to national senator by the FREJULI (the Front Justicialista of Liberation), denomination of the Peronist party in those elections, in the federal capital

In that year, the Peronism swept in the elections although Sánchez Sorondo father lost to a young man almost unknown in those years, the radical Fernando de la Rua. Rumors say that the cause of the defeat was due, according to Sánchez Sorondo Sr., that ” they had not voted for the Jews of the City of Buenos Aires .”

In Italy, the priestly life of the young Sánchez Sorondo, coming from a family of the upper and intellectual class of Argentina, would be linked to the university teaching and the exercise of managerial positions in the academic field. Little by little, too, he would be integrated into the ranks of the Roman Curia, occupying various positions during the pontificates of Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the current pontiff, Pope Francis.

Ordained bishop in 2001, for decades he was able to maintain a more or less low profile. Although a good conspicuous member of the pontifical curia, Archbishop Sorondo has a large baggage of titles, decorations and prizes, which are largely won by the international circuit of events, conferences and congresses, which characterize what some call “tourism Academic, “and that has allowed him to exploit his networker skills .

For several years he has served as Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences . However, the election of Pope Francisco seems to have served as an incentive to gain more prominence: In recent years he has been involved in various projects and programs promoted or supported by the Holy See, in which his person appears as the mask of bow.

Near the age of 75, his continuity will be subject to the decision of His Holiness in September. In recent months his media presence has given rise to several headlines … many of them quite enigmatic, if not unfortunate.

The intellectual profile of Sánchez Sorondo seems to reveal a confluence between the humus of a classical Aristotelian-Thomist court formation – his teacher was the renowned priest Cornelio Fabro – and a certain novitatis cupiditate (“apán de novedeades”) for which he feels The need to find new, somewhat provocative, ways of affirming what it claims to be the truth of its own ( here , for example, it plays with the idea that justice is transcendental).

Over the last few years, in the wake of social problems, it has been involved in increasingly concrete areas in tackling these problems, with varying degrees of luck. Thus, at the request of Pope Francis (see picture “B”) in 2013, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences was involved in projects to end trafficking and trafficking in persons. In March 2014, the launch of the Vatican-sponsored Global Freedom Network and with the support of Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest was announced with great solemnity . Later disagreements led to Sánchez Sorondo announcing his departure from the network a year later. Another initiative promoted by the Vatican at the request of Msgr.

Beyond the media effect of these initiatives, one does not know if there is any concrete way to measure its true impact and actual effectiveness. In any case, the tone of the initiatives bears a strong resemblance to the initiatives promoted from the secular logic: to propose grandiloquent goals with goals seen years. However, when it reaches the target year it is not known for sure whether the goal has been achieved or not. Whatever the case, the network that the Vatican promoted in 2014 was aimed at achieving an end to slavery by 2020. The GSN, for its part, sets itself targets by 2030 . Another family resemblance to governmental organizations – national or supranational – is the strong tendency to appeal to paternalistic vertical solutions. It is generally believed that these initiatives will be successful if government action is involved. Some of the objectives of these networks include the explicit support of governments as well as changes in national and international legislation. In the specific case of slavery, Sánchez Sorondo proposes to transform the legislation so that it is considered a crime against humanity.

Mons. Sorondo has a mentis form very characteristic of the Argentine sociological profile of families of a status high social, without a close experience of poverty in the early years of life. This generates a concern for the misery that, although it is sincere, does not get rid of certain clichés and common places. A rather simple and straightforward way (“campechano” according to Argentine slang ) is adopted to communicate, with the intention of sounding close to the people, but one does not stop seeing the less favored ones like mere “receivers”, in need of the illustrated aid “Or of the sacrificed prayer that one can give him. This relatively new and recent concern – at least, public – of Mons. Sánchez Sorondo for the poor is still impregnated with the old wineskin of his aristocratic profile. This usually generates some psychic tension resulting from false consciousness.

The drift towards political positions close to progressivism is often the escape route to appease these unresolved tensions. The tone and the line adopted by the various presentations and initiatives in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si ‘ are a symptomatic example. One of them, the Global Catholic Climate Movement offers an online course where Mons. Sorondo shares a chair with the well-known progressive economist, promoter of the United Nations millennium goals, Jeffrey Sachs. Another economist with strong influence in the Vatican, who also supports greater governmental interference for control of the economy and finance is Joseph Stiglitz . He is the favorite economist of Sánchez Sorondo.

Other more controversial names that have found in the halls of the Vatican echo for their ideas are the ex-precandidato presidential – pro abortion – by the democratic party, Bernie Sanders. In a controversy that took public status, Sánchez Sorondo contradicted the one who exercises the presidency of the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences – Margaret Archer -, affirming that he was who invited to him to the Vatican . It should be noted that the invitation took place at the height of the pre-campaign of the Democratic party, when Sanders still kept the options open. The US media interpreted this invitation as some Vatican support for the veteran senator’s candidacy.

Also at the behest of Bishop Sánchez Sorondo, Bolivian President Evo Morales, as well as the controversial Stanford University professor, Paul R. Ehrlich , a well-known Neo-Malthusian, and famous for his defense of abortion as a measure for population control – had their space in the Vatican. The latter was invited to a conference on biological extinction , promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences, which took place last March.

Your invitation has caused great controversy. Several organizations and associations pushed – unsuccessfully – signature-gathering campaigns (which reached thousands) requesting that the invitation be canceled. Even Card. Burke has acknowledged, interviewed by InfoVaticana, to feel scandalized by this invitation. The conference also featured Mathis Wackernagel of the Global Footprint Network and John Boongarts of the Population Council and Rockefeller F. They also promote measures of birth control and population reduction as a means to combat environmental problems.

But things are even more complex. It is well known that these initiatives often generate perplexity, if not directly scandal and sadness among many faithful and believers. However, these reactions do nothing more than reconfirm those who generate them in that their actions are on the right track. In fact, these reactions are interpreted as the result of which one is preaching “opportunely and inopportune”, in which one is becoming one with the evangelical message, being a species of prophet that cries in a desert of incomprensión. The whole situation ends up being a real nonsense.

In the context of the stupor generated among many believers, a pro-life Catholic United States, Life Site , was able to hold a telephone interview with Mons. Sorondo. The subject of the interview was to investigate the reasons for Paul R. Ehrlich’s invitation to the Vatican. The interview reveals some tension after the journalist recriminated the prelate to invite a person who promotes measures such as sterilization as a means of population control. Monsignor Sorondo shows a certain anger and says that the mentality must be changed if one wants to have certain progress in life.

In the wake of the conversation, the spirit behind this strategy of rapprochement or merger with international organizations seems to be evident. The argument he expresses is the following: it is necessary to dialogue with all the cultures of the world, as affirmed by the Holy Father. Thanks to the dialogue generated by these global secular initiatives, agreements have been reached on common points: defense of human freedom, human life and peace, against new forms of slavery. Thanks to the invitation of personalities that pro-life groups do not like has been achieved goals that advocates proclaim, but have never reached. The interview in English, translated into Italian, can be heard here .

Monsignor Sánchez Sorondo has been recognized even with a seat on the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network , an organization led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Together with Sánchez Sorondo, the Leadership Council is composed of Jeffrey Sachs and Ted Turner , who are also promoters of controls for the reduction of world population. Ted Turner sponsored an event in the framework of the United Nations Foundation in recognition of the work of Monsignor Sánchez Sorondo, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the leadership of Pope Francisco, for promoting sustainable development and protection of “our Common house “. The event took place at the Harvard Club in New York,

All these “successes” have led Mons. Sánchez Sorondo, in a recent summer course at the Catholic University of Valencia, to affirm that “today a magical moment is being lived because for the first time the magisterium of the Pope, who responds to the Gospel, Is parallel to the teaching of the United Nations. ” According to Sánchez Sorondo, “the Pope’s commitment is to eradicate poverty and hunger in the world, and this is precisely the first of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which were unanimously approved following the Pope’s address at the UN And of his encyclical Laudato Si. ”

Mons. Sorondo and Argentina

Despite having spent many years living in Rome, Monsignor Sorondo seems to be very involved and informed of local problems and the Argentine political situation. His relationship with obscure characters such as Gustavo Vera , who also calls himself friend of Pope Francisco, and with Guillermo Moreno , who was an ultra-K trade secretary from 2006 to 2013, to later serve as an economic attaché to the Argentine embassy in Rome, cause a certain stupor among a good part of the citizenship in Argentina.

In September 2014 Gustavo Vera created a new political party called ” Common Good “. The founders say that the existence of the party owes its existence to a few words of former archbishop Jorge Bergolio (” Power is very common, when it is proper is corruption “) that inspired this new movement. Gustavo Vera and Guillermo Moreno are pre-candidates to the legislature of Buenos Aires and national deputy, respectively, in the primary type elections (PASO, in Argentina), in an antimacristan front, which will take place soon. In a radio interview last June, on the occasion of a trip he made to the city of Mendoza, Argentina, he affirmed that Guillermo Moreno is “another friend of Rome”, And that both candidates are “honest people and are recognized as such” (!?). The interview was uploaded by Guillermo Moreno himself on his youtube portal. It should be noted that Guillermo Moreno is currently charged by fraudulent administration in a case that is located in the Criminal Court and Federal Correctional Court in Argentina.

But it is also appropriate to put the figure of Mons. Sánchez Sorondo in his context. Argentine journalist Alicia Barrios , a correspondent who knows the Holy Father 17 years ago, issued harsh words saying that Monsignor Sorondo ” is not who to interpret the Pope “, is not close to the Supreme Pontiff and that even when the Pope, being a cardinal To Rome, did not greet the “archivist of records” of the Pontifical Academies .

Now, however, Sorondo has fallen into unusual polemics, and is able to describe as a “pontifical magisterium” the will of Pope Francis to “want to collaborate with the United Nations,” or the scientific theses accepted as such in Francisco’s Ecological Encyclical “Laudato Sii”. In a debate at the University of the Santa Croce organized by the Acton Institute, he affirmed, without blinking, that “global warming is ordinary teaching, just like saying that abortion is a sin.”

Sánchez Sorondo: An archbishop who lives as an entrepreneur

Despite being an archbishop of the Catholic Church, Sánchez-Sorondo lives more as an entrepreneur than as a cleric. According to testimonies to those who have had access to InfoVaticana people who have worked hand in hand with him for a long time, never celebrates Mass and of course does not pray the breviary.

In particular, people who have lived with Sorondo during much of the day for several consecutive months, testify that Sorondo does not live as a priest: “The chapel of the Casina, where he lives, is unused.” “Of course he does not pray the breviary ever: I probably do not even have one,” the same sources told InfoVaticana, who insist: “One day he had to participate in a Holy Mass, and it was quite funny to see how even the parties did not know Most essential of the ordinary of the Eucharist. ” In addition, they attest to the terrible character of the Argentine, who behaves with his subordinates in despotic and disrespectful ways, especially with women.

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