A spokesperson for the Secretariat for the Economy said: “Reports of a discussion between the Holy Father and Cardinal Pell about expenditure by the secretariat are completely false – there has been no discussion between the Holy Father and Cardinal Pell about such matters. Claims of a conversation are a complete fiction.—Catholic Herald.
“The article makes direct personal attacks that should be considered undignified and petty. And it is untrue that the Secretariat for the Economy is not carrying on its work with continuity and efficacy. In confirmation of this, the secretariat is expected in the next few months to publish the financial statements for 2014 and the estimated budgets for 2015 for all of the entities of the Holy See, including the secretariat itself.”—Catholic Herald.
The attack on Cardinal Pell and a few other significant developments might be construed to indicate an attempt to clear a space for an agenda that is nothing less that heretical, an agenda proposed by self declared promoters of mercy who have little respect it seems for the teaching of Christ regarding marriage and the family.
- Cardinal McCarrick alluded to being lobbied during the last papal conclave which elected Pope Francis.—Road to Rome/Villanova University.
- Attempts were made by senior Vatican officials to foist a heretical position on the Synod on Marriage and the Family. The attempt by Cardinals Forte, Kasper, and Baldisseri and a few others to marginalize the orthodox position was thwarted by Cardinals Pell, Müller, Burke, Napier and the vast majority of clergy present.—Rorate Cæli.
- "Allegations have surfaced this week that the lead organizer of the Vatican’s controversial Synod on the Family in October personally intervened to block the distribution of a book distributed by high-ranking cardinals, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, that defended the Church’s teachings on marriage."—LifeSiteNews.
- False accusations have been made against Pell and the VSE.
Cardinal Pell is not only sorting out the Vatican’s finances at an extraordinary pace; he’s also upsetting all the right people – sleek monsignori who exchange back-handers and morsels of poisonous gossip as they eye up the pudding trolley (...). If this is the best they can do, George Pell can rest easy.