A Voice in the Wilderness: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on the Church, America, and the World

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A Voice in the Wilderness By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

“To restore the beauty of holiness to the face of the Bride of Christ, which is terribly disfigured by so many abominable crimes, and if we truly want to free the Church from the fetid swamp into which she has fallen, we must have the courage to tear down the culture of secrecy and publicly confess the truths we have kept hidden.” These bold words from the pen of an archbishop in exile—part of a bombshell exposé published in August 2018 concerning Theodore McCarrick and his circle—catapulted the ecclesiastical diplomat Carlo Maria Viganò to international prominence. In a steady stream of interventions from that time onward, Archbishop Viganò has not only supplied further incriminating details on the current Vatican regime but has extended his critique to the neo-modernism and worldly accommodation that officially entered the Church through the Second Vatican Council. He argues, moreover, that just as there is a “deep state” of wealthy and powerful international elites who exercise enormous sway over political affairs and cultural vectors, so too there is a “deep church” that retains for its advantage the external trappings of religion while pursuing an agenda of error and moral corruption. These pseudo-sovereignties closely collaborate as they work for the same goals, which are, at this point, an open secret.

A Voice in the Wilderness collects for the first time all the major writings of Archbishop Viganò from August 2018 to January 2021, with explanatory introductions and notes by Brian M. McCall. Finally available in one place to allow for easy access, assimilation, and debate, it is the definitive edition of an extraordinary body of pronouncements that have stirred up vehement controversy on all sides. Regardless where one stands in its regard, Viganò’s arresting message cannot be ignored. Ultimately, it is one of conversion to Christ the King, the Truth in person, who sets us free from the accumulating slaveries of our time.

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“Archbishop Viganò is that rarest of mortal men: one who speaks the truth whatever the cost to his career or his standing with his fellow bishops. To be sure, his writings cast light on some of the darker corners of the institutional Church and on the abuses of some of its officials, but they are also suffused with hope by a prelate whose vibrant Christian faith shines through on every page.”
STEVEN W. MOSHER,  president of the Population Research Institute  

“Angelico Press has done an important service in gathering together in one volume Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s stunning August 2018 Memorandum and his subsequent writings, in which he details his personal knowledge of how the Holy See has failed to deal effectively with grave immorality in the Church’s hierarchy, particularly in the case of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Viganò decided in conscience to expose the ways in which clerical expediency, self-interest, and a misplaced desire to avoid public scandal have in fact done grave harm to the Church and her mission. These collected interventions give a clear insight into Viganò’s thinking and allow readers to judge for themselves the cogency of his analysis of the causes, and the remedies, of the present crisis in the Church.”–FR. GERALD E. MURRAY, pastor of Church of the Holy Family

“In an era of increasing moral darkness, Archbishop Viganò soars as a meteoric light for the Children of Light. Within these pages lies the call to action by the Oracle of Christian Truth. God has not abandoned his flock. Archbishop Viganò leads them out of the desolate desert into the sustaining waters of faith, truth, and hope with the courage and clarity of a modern-day prophet. His bold and steadfast witness elevates the weary, rescues the lost, and leads the disheartened to Christ. This paragon of moral clarity and courage belongs among the pantheon of great Catholic thinkers and saints.”–LIZ YORE, founder of Yore Children

“What would we do without Angelico Press! Once again, it presents us with a collection of documents that speak most closely to the needs of the Catholic Church at this exact moment. As we face the imminent prospect of a Conclave, the voice of His Grace Archbishop Viganò makes a decisively synthetic contribution to understanding where we are now, and offers an analytic exploration of the possibilities that lie before God’s Church Militant. In these documents, usefully supported by explanatory notes, we behold an Archbishop, a man of the Holy Spirit, gradually discerning from contemporary events what must be offered to thoughtful Catholics. Papa Bergoglio has spoken about the ‘God of surprises.’ One of the biggest surprises, however, must surely be that a highly intelligent member of the Vatican’s diplomatic service should emerge to offer, on the basis of his own careful observations, a critical judgement of the Church’s problems and needs as she awaits her next supreme Pastor. Timely and most welcome!”
FR. JOHN HUNWICKE, moderator of “Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment” blog

“St. Matthew tells us that the crowds were astonished by Christ’s words because He taught them ‘as one having authority and not as the scribes did.’ Tragically, we believing Catholics have come to expect our leaders, from the top on down, to offer us the ‘mess of pottage’ provided by our pathetic contemporary media scribes, handing us over in the process to be devoured by their wolf-like political, economic, technocratic, and medical allies. I felt the crowd’s astonishment anew when reading the words of Archbishop Viganò in this book. For he shows us that there are still true shepherds of the flock who know that their task is that of repeating the Master’s unchangeable authoritative teaching in all its fullness, and of driving those who do not do so from the temple precincts. Viva Viganò!”–JOHN RAO, director of the Roman Forum

“I first met Archbishop Viganò in 2013 to present him with a request to the Holy Father to declare Planned Parenthood an enemy of the Catholic Church. Even in that first meeting, though he never said it, he seemed aware that something was amiss and that the pope would not be amenable to such a request. When I saw him again in Rome, just before he published his first testimony regarding Theodore McCarrick, I could tell something weighed heavily on his heart. Since that time, his missives have been a beacon of light and a freshening spring to souls thirsting for the light-infused waters of Truth.”
MICHAEL HICHBORN, president of the Lepanto Institute

“Archbishop Viganò’s willingness while he was U.S. nuncio to relay messages from us at the Covenants Initiative (a Muslim peace movement) to Pope Francis about the newly-rediscovered Prophetic Covenants was very helpful to our efforts. These Covenants, authored by Muhammad himself, place groups like ISIS under the curse of God and command all Muslims not to attack or rob or damage the buildings of Christians living in peace with Islam, or even to prevent their Christian wives from going to church, but rather to defend the Christians until the end of time. Seeing that ISIS has massacred more Muslims than Christians, this is a sterling example of the ‘united front ecumenism’ against the common enemies of religion so necessary in our times.”
CHARLES UPTON, co-founder of the Covenants Initiative

About the Author

ARCHBISHOP CARLO MARIA VIGANÒ was born on January 16, 1941 in Varese, Italy. He was ordained a priest on March 24, 1968 and incardinated in the Diocese of Pavia (Italy). He has a doctorate in both canon and civil law (utroque iure). His Excellency started his service in the Diplomatic Corps of the Holy See as Attaché in 1973 in Iraq and Kuwait. In 1976 he was transferred to the Apostolic Nunciature in Great Britain, and from 1978 until 1989 worked at the Secretariat of State of Vatican City. On April 4, 1989 he was nominated Special Envoy with the functions of Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg. He was consecrated an archbishop on April 26, 1992 and made Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana. He was nominated Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Nigeria, on April 3, 1992. On April 4, 1998 he was nominated Delegate for the Pontifical Representations. Archbishop Viganò served as Secretary General of the Governorate of the Vatican City State from July 16, 2009 until September 3, 2011. On October 19, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, a post he held until his retirement in April of 2016. He speaks Italian, French, Spanish and English. Angelico Press Website

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