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Maradiaga, the Leader of the Mafia

On May 1st, Crisis magazine published an article by Julia Meloni on the open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy.

We believe in it is gathered some important information regarding Cardinal Maradiaga, the man, one could say, who did most Mammon could do to elect Cardinal Bergoglio pope in 2013. For the record of future events, we reprint below the portions of that article dealing specifically with Maradiaga's activities. As the man behind the curtain in this Pontificate, it is useful to know what he does and what he did:


On the eve of the 2013 conclave, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga busily phoned cardinal voters from the Honduran embassy in Rome. He was one of the conclave’s key kingmakers—and he was vigorously promoting then-Cardinal Bergoglio for pope.
That same day, Maradiaga attended a private meeting of Bergoglio supporters, including key revolutionaries from the St. Gallen mafia. Together, they tallied at least twenty-five votes for Bergoglio—who later opened, notably, with twenty-six. On the conclave’s second day, Maradiaga was back at work, shooting down a rival group’s lunchtime rumor that Bergoglio had only one lung. Four days later, the newly elected Pope Francis asked Maradiaga to head his powerful new Council of Cardinals.
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As one part of its voluminous evidence, the [heresy] letter cites the papal favor enjoyed by Maradiaga, a revolutionary accused of fiercely covering up for a protégé bishop, Juan José Pineda Fasquelle. Pineda ultimately resigned amidst allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and embezzled over $1.3 million to “pay for sexual favors” and “maintain a network” of homosexual lovers. According to Martha Alegría Reichmann’s Sacred Betrayals, Maradiaga ferociously ruined the careers of at least six priests who spoke out against Pineda. She claims that the Vatican then “maneuvered so that Maradiaga would not be officially implicated as Pineda’s concealer.”
Maradiaga has also attacked seminarians reporting homosexual misconduct and downplayed the gravity of Theodore McCarrick’s homosexual predation on seminarians. According to Archbishop Viganò, both men were behind the meteoric rise of Cardinal Cupich, a top revolutionary on homosexuality. Maradiaga has himself repeatedly pushed for groundbreaking “pastoral care” for those in same-sex relationships.
Despite the scandals surrounding him, Maradiaga was recently in the media hailing a curial reform document that he helped draft. The overhaul will, reportedly, downgrade the CDF—five years after Maradiaga loudly rebuked the CDF’s then-head, Cardinal Müller, for defending the Church’s ban on Communion for adulterers. According to Paul Vallely, that high charged clash between Müller and the vice pope signified that the CDF “was supreme no more.” Now, any further downgrading of the CDF—critics fear—could pave the way for doctrinal and moral “anarchy.”
Like an emissary of entropy, Maradiaga has knowingly courted that chaos. In a 2013 blueprint for this pontificate, Maradiaga glowingly announced that Vatican II “meant an end to the hostilities between the Church and Modernism, which was condemned in the First Vatican Council.” It was an astonishing admission from the vice pope himself: this pontificate would promote pacific accommodation with the super-heresy of Modernism. Indeed—as one signatory of the 2017 filial correction shortly thereafter warnedAmoris Laetitia’s underlying premises expose the revolutionaries’ Modernist view “that doctrine is basically changeable.” ...
As Maradiaga himself said in 2015: “The pope wants to take this Church renovation to the point where it becomes irreversible.” 
 Full article here.