Raymond Arroyo, EWTN's own beloved Pee Wee Herman, announced The World Over's Best and Worst Persons of 2018 on its last show of 2018. And sadly, it was no shocker.
As I have discussed many, many times on this blog, Raymond Arroyo and his buddies have consistently and repeatedly criticized and denounced Pope Francis and everything he does and says. They have done so through half truths and outright lies.
Arroyo and his buddies have also exalted and praised anyone who has stood in defiance against Pope Francis.
And of course, no one has taken a bigger stand against Pope Francis than Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who broke every promise and vow of loyalty he made as priest and bishop when he called for the resignation of Pope Francis, an action which no human being on earth has the right or authority to do.
From Vigano's first testimony:
Francis is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren. Indeed, by his action he has divided them, led them into error, and encouraged the wolves to continue to tear apart the sheep of Christ’s flock.Vigano tried to backtrack on this in this third testimony, when he reversed himself and wrote that he was not calling for the overthrow of the papacy. But it was too late. No one was paying any attention to that. The damage was done.
In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.
By writing his "testimony", Vigano disgraced himself as a bishop. As even Father Raymond de Souza, no fan of Pope Francis, admitted:
Whatever the truth or falsity of the claims made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in his “testimony” calling for the resignation of Pope Francis, it is indisputable that he spectacularly violated the pontifical secret he swore an oath to keep.de Souza's conclusion is that the Pontifical Secret will never be the same. But de Souza is wrong. What will never be the same is Archbishop Vigano's standing in the Church and his authority as a bishop.
None of this makes any difference to those who worship Vigano as a hero. Nor do they care that a little over a month ago he was found guilty of defrauding his brother, also a priest, of over $2 million of inheritance, and he also defrauded his sister.
And this certainly makes no difference to Raymond "Pee Wee" Arroyo, who has named Vigano "The World Over's Best Person of the Year."
Here is Arroyo's announcement:
The best person of 2018 is Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. His testimony clearly changed the dynamic of the year, his charges helped to internationalize awareness of the corporate silence that permitted malefactors to rise through the ranks of the Church. The questions he raised still have not been answered but the effects of Vigano's testimony will be felt well into 2019.Arroyo then names Theodore McCarrick as "Worst Person of the Year." But of course, we all know that he really wanted to give that honor to Pope Francis. Ah well, maybe next year.
Pope Francis is the Vicar of Christ. He is Peter, and as Catholics, we owe our complete loyalty to him. As Our Lord told us in Luke 10:16:
“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”Through their unquestioning and full support of Archbishop Vigano, who has declared himself an enemy of Pope Francis, EWTN has now openly declared themselves as enemies of the Pope and, as a consequence, enemies of Jesus Christ.
EWTN is no longer Catholic. It is time for an interdiction by the Church, as Father Antonio Spadaro called for in February 2018.
Just as the Bishop of Detroit forbade Michael Voris from calling his organization "Catholic," so now EWTN should be forbidden from identifying as Catholic.
Whether this is officially done or not, the fact remains that EWTN is no longer Catholic.
2019 should be an interesting year indeed.