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Plinio Correa de Oliveira is almost as peculiar in death as he was in life. Dr. Plinio, as he is still known by his devout followers, was a right-wing Catholic figure who founded the ultra conservative Tradition, Family and Property Association, known in Catholic circles as the TFP.
In the early 1960s, he famously came to Rome to protest the opening of the Second Vatican Council, which sought to modernize the Catholic Church in a changing era. He called such attempts at renewal “a point in history as sad as the death of our Lord” and handed out propaganda with similar sentiments.
After Dr. Plinio died in 1995, the TFP broke into two groups. One retains the TFP name and supports the recent claims of dubia or doubts launched against Pope Francis.
The other group, known as the Heralds of the Gospel, was founded by Monsignor João Scognamiglio Clá Dias and allegedly takes part in cult worship.
The extent of Plinio’s supernatural proclaimed by Dias (or at least the extent to which his followers exalt him for that perceived power) is the subject of a new inquiry by the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, according to Tornielli.
Dr. Plinio’s followers led by Dias are said to be using rogue exorcism practices in which they actually communicate with the devil possessing people rather than chasing him out, as the standard accepted practice in Catholic exorcisms dictates.
According to Catholic sociologist Massimo Introvigne, who has studied Dr. Plinio’s life work, the Heralds of the Gospel form “a sort of secret and extravagant cult,” with its trinity composed of “Plinio Correa de Oliveira, his mother Donna Lucilia, and Monsignor Clá Días himself.”
Particularly damning for the cult-like group is a series of videos on the internet that show exorcisms using practices not authorized by the Catholic Church. They include purported conversations between the exorcists and the devil, which is a no-no in standard exorcism procedures. (Yes, exorcism as such remains a staple of the faith and authorized practitioners are not only recognized but recommended by Pope Francis.)
n one passage from a video seen by The Daily Beast, Dias asks one of his minions to read from a transcript that was purportedly jotted down by an observer at one of the rogue exorcisms encompassing what appears to be dialogue between the exorcist and Satan.
The Original TFP and the Heralds of the Gospel Are Two Completely Different Institutions
In the face of news stories on the Heralds of the Gospel circulated mostly by media and blogs of Catholic inspiration, it becomes necessary to make a clarification in the name of numerous members and founders of the Brazilian TFP and at least 28 organizations throughout the world inspired by the work of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. In fact, the well-known Brazilian thinker and man of action gave rise to a reality that was entirely different from that of the Heralds of the Gospel.
Although a provisional judicial ruling in Brazil has given them legal possession of the TFP there and in some other countries, the Heralds of the Gospel do not continue the thought, practices, and action that characterized Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, the moral founder of this vast spiritual family. Instead, they organized themselves under a name he never knew during his life (1908-1995).
Numerous people who followed Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira for decades—be it due to their close proximity to him resulting from family and/or civil and institutional relations, be it others like the undersigned who represented him in Rome in the last twelve years of his life—unanimously testify to the fact that nothing similar to the stories narrated in the videos and news items circulating about the Heralds of the Gospel ever occurred in the presence of the Brazilian TFP’s founder, or, to the best of their knowledge, in any of the TFP associations.
Juan Miguel Montes
Director, Rome Bureau of Tradition Family Property (TFP)
Dr. Plinio’s followers led by Dias are said to be using rogue exorcism practices in which they actually communicate with the devil possessing people rather than chasing him out, as the standard accepted practice in Catholic exorcisms dictates
originally posted by: DerBeobachter
Is today the day of the religious nuts?
In one thread Jezzuz is about to appear, here cultists deal with the "devil"...
And i idiot thought we would live in the year 2017, not in the year 17 after that fairy tale figure...
originally posted by: Oathkeeper73
Derogatory towards a group.
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