Anatomy of a Vatican II Huckster: Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga

Catholic Family News | 10/25/2013 | Staff
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 2018 Print Edition of Catholic Family News (subscribe HERE). We reprint it here in light of a report that Cardinal Maradiaga had to be evacuated from a plane in his native Honduras earlier this week due to political protests at the airport and even a potential “danger of lynching.” As the following article demonstrates, the Honduran cardinal and close collaborator of Pope Francis is quite a scandalous character.


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As the coordinator of Pope Francis’ novel “Council of Cardinals,” the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga is, as John Allen observes, “arguably the second most powerful man in Catholicism.” Indeed, he is commonly referred to as “Vice-Pope.” Like the other prelates Francis has rescued from well-deserved obscurity and elevated to alarming positions of prominence (e.g. Cardinals Kasper, Danneels and Cupich, along with a raft of new red hats carefully picked for their progressivism), Rodríguez Maradiaga is ready, willing and able to assist Francis in attempting to implement his hubristic “vision” of the Church as reinvented by him. To quote Francis’ progressive manifesto Evangelii Gaudium:

Yes, we have a Pope who dares to presume that before his arrival from Buenos Aires the Church founded by God Incarnate as the sole ark of salvation had left people to starve spiritually because of its “web of obsessions and procedures.” The farthest thing from Francis’s mind, apparently, is that the only people left starving spiritually in the Church today are those whose bishops and priests have ruthlessly robbed them of the elements of Tradition precisely in order to serve that “web of obsessions and procedures” they call “the renewal of Vatican II.” That is, obsessions over the nonsense of “ecumenism,” “dialogue” and “interreligious dialogue,” and bureaucratic procedures such as the disastrous “reform of the liturgy,” the operations of...
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