Father Gruner Insulted
One of our readers in England emailed me a link to a disgraceful article penned by Joanna Bogle on her blog. To say that she’s been nasty about Father Nicholas Gruner, well known Fatima priest, is to say that she’s remained silent about the dissenting priests who make up the apostate Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland and every other dissident priest you care to name. Oops! She has! Remained silent, I mean. Her (very posh) ire is reserved, it seems, for the one priest in the entire world who has not failed to publicly promote the Fatima Message in its entirety, despite the unpopularity he suffers as a result.
The Useful Idiots of Vatican II
Lenin, it was, who coined the term “useful idiots” to describe those who went along with and even sought to spread “The Party” ignorant of the fact that it militated against their own best interests.
In his book, The Great Façade (of Catholicism) Christopher Ferrara applied the term to Catholics who, during the current crisis in the Church, accept and spread the Vatican party line on just about everything, Fatima included.
But Joanna Bogle, who describes herself as a “Catholic journalist and author”, just has to be the Vatican II Useful Idiot Par Excellence. No offence intended, of course. Just saying…
Quoting the reader who sent me the links to Joanna’s latest attacks on Father Gruner: she seems to have an obsession with this priest. He angers her, as I’ve already intimated, in a way that all the dissenters in the Church put together, don’t.
Cardinal Burke Attacks Father Gruner
In a recent rant, she could scarcely contain her excitement, her utter jubilation, because no less than Cardinal Burke agrees with her about Father Gruner: on her blog, she quotes him, as follows, from their private correspondence:
“Now – and this is important: Catholics need to know the truth about things (Ed: but only when it suits Auntie Joanna). Cardinal Raymond Leo Buke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, wrote to me on September 24th:
‘You are correct that there is much confusion about the message of Our Lady of Fatima, caused especially by Father Nicholas Gruner, a priest who is not in good standing in the Church, and that this confusion is harmful to many good people who are being led astray about the important message of Our Lady of Fatima.’”
Well, I think Fr Gruner will be very interested, not to say puzzled, to read that he’s not a priest in good standing, after all. Not that it’s anything to boast about these days; all sorts of dissenters remain “in good standing” – there’s Monsignor (there was no physical resurrection, no physical Real Presence) Loftus, for example, and Bishop Conry, Arundel & Brighton (conscientious contraception’s just fine and dandy with me…) springs to mind, along with a couple of dozen others whom I could name off the top of my head. Quicker just to recommend any edition of The Tablet – which was sold and promoted, by invitation, at one of Joanna’s daft exhibitions somewhere in darkest London some years ago, take note.
To belittle the Message of Fatima under any pretext, is to attack Our Lady. It is to peddle lies about Fatima. So if you wish to read the source of this latest attack on Our Lady of Fatima under the guise of a nasty attack on Father Gruner – click on the picture of Joanna Bogle…
Now I could – but won’t – quote from correspondence I’ve received myself from a Cardinal in the Vatican, whose opinion on the combined episcopates of the UK is somewhat at variance with the breathlessly gushing views of Mrs Bogle, who is the original Pollyanna with bells on: always something to be glad about… I suspect, had I mentioned Fr Gruner, “my” cardinal would have been at least as supportive of him as Cardinal Burke has been hostile. But, then, who cares what Cardinal Burke thinks about anything? Did he, or did he not, promise Daphne McLeod to address one of her conferences and then, at the last minute, cancel due to his apparent weakness of character-through-to-downright- cowardice in the face of criticism from the Church establishment in England? Suffice to say, I value Cardinal Burke’s opinion of Father Gruner about as much as I’d value (multiple child-killer) Ian Brady’s opinion of high court judges were it ever to reach the public record.
Overwhelming evidence that Russia has been converted
Like all those who believe that, because Russia is “in the world” and popes have consecrated the world to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, everything is as it should be and all’s well with our war-torn, disaster ridden, child abusing, murderous, inter-faith, multicultural, anti-Catholic world, Mrs Bogle has ducked the challenge of demonstrating to the rest of us where on earth (literally) we can find the period of peace promised by Our Lady after the Consecration of Russia carried out, as she asked, by the Pope in union with all the bishops of the world. I, for one, would like to buy a house there. Soon.
Kid yourself not, Joanna Bogle is not going to be worrying about daft details like that. Not at all. “The Vatican” says it’s all been done to order and that’s good enough for dear old Mrs Bogle, who was made a Dame of St Gregory by Pope Benedict – loyalty to the party line does, it seems, pay off, at least in this world. Ever the Queen of Superlatives, she posted the announcement of this worldly honour on her blog, adding: I am overwhelmed and can’t write any more at the moment… So was I – couldn’t believe it. Where’s MY dame-hood or whatever it’s called? And when it comes, as come it surely must (or I’ll cause a fuss) will Fr Tim Finigan so beloved of the neo-Catholic majority come onto this blog to write his congratulations to me, as he did on Auntie Joanna’s blog: adding that the award is “richly deserved”? No, I don’t think so either. Signed, Shocked & Disappointed, Glasgow…
Incredibly, Mrs Bogle continues her attack on Fr Gruner as follows: “The Fatimists have found the going a bit difficult in recent years (because) evidence of Russia’s conversion, which Mary promised would happen after the consecration, is now overwhelming.” Read more here (and try not to laugh)
Fatima: The Bogle Brush-off – A response…
Christopher Ferrara, the well known American lawyer, penned a first class response to Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture, one of the better known “useful idiots” in the USA recently and since every word of it applies equally to Joanna Bogle, we suggest you read it. Like Joanna Bogle, Jeff Mirus believes that those of us who seek the Consecration of Russia and publication of the missing part of the Third Secret, are a mere lunatic fringe. Here’s an extract referring to the Third Secret: Ferrara writes -
“Knowing less than nothing about this subject, Mirus (Bogle) would be unaware that the “fringe” conspiracy theorist Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who was merely the Papal Nuncio to the United States, recognized the strength of the case for a missing text. The “fringe” journalist Robert Moynihan, editor of the “fringe” publication Inside the Vatican, reported as follows on a conversation he had with the Archbishop not long before his death concerning my “fringe” book The Secret Still Hidden, wherein I marshal the abundant proofs for the existence of a missing text:
We were discussing the Third Secret of Fatima, the allegations that the Vatican has not published the entire text of the Third Secret as revealed to Sister Lucia, and the response of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, in a book where Bertone states that there is nothing more to be revealed. Sambi said, “Excuse me.” He got up, went out of the room, and came back with a book. “Here,” he said. “Do you know this book? You should read it.” It was Christopher Ferrara’s The Secret Still Hidden.
“Wait,” I said. “You are the Pope’s representative in the US, and you are urging me to read a book that questions what the Secretary of State wrote?” Sambi replied, “All I am saying is that there are interesting things worth reading in this book. And in the end, we are all after the truth, aren’t we? The truth is the important thing…”
Yes, the truth is the important thing. But not for Jeffrey Mirus (or Joanna Bogle). END. Source
I’m reliably informed that hubby, (Mr Bogle) is of a quite different mindset to his wife on certain matters ecclesiastical. If he’s reading this, and would like to contribute to our “Fly on the Wall” series of reports, we’d love to hear from him. Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying…
Fatima: The Bogle Brigade Brush Off – what can we do about it?
Well, there’s absolutely no point in wasting time composing a comment to post on Auntie Joanna’s blog – anyone who disagrees with her just disappears into cyberspace. I know – I’ve tried in the past. You can, however, email her to give away a generous piece of your mind. firstname.lastname@example.org
Above all, however, we must all pray hard for Fr Gruner. It’s the faithful priests like him, who will not compromise with the modernist stranglehold on the Church at the present time, including the Fatima cover-up, who are persecuted and bullied, insulted and calumniated far and wide. Our Lady of Fatima, Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for him.
As for Joanna and the rest of the Bogle Brigade – pray to St Jude.