The Excommunication of Archbishop Viganò on America’s Independence Day

Don’t ever underestimate the choice of timing with these people and these types of decrees.

I am still honeymooning and almost successfully completed the week having not written anything, until today of course. My newly minted wife certainly won’t mind. In fact, since she is a big reason why I write so much as I do, I’m quite sure she will welcome this post.

Not to mention the fact that the topic fits adequately since we have built our relationship on a chaste courtship/betrothal and a laser-like prioritizing of the Traditional Catholic way.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, soldier for Christ and challenger of Vatican corruption, has been excommunicated by the Catholic Church.

(Or at least what a growing number of confused and concerned Catholics are coming to believe is a false parallel Church that has been subverting the true for decades now).

This, while Rome continues to sweep under the couch like a frat house on a Sunday morning the trash of child sex abuse crimes and their perpetrators.

It is the same two-tier system of justice, the evermore recognizable double-standard, we see playing out right here in American politics.

In other words, if you’re a Trump supporter, you’d likely be a Viganò supporter, whether you’re Catholic or not. He is fighting battles that go well beyond what you might call “just Catholic.”

Viganò is the one Church figure I have written on frequently, because his battle finds an intersection between state and religious affairs. As well, he is a figure that I believe bridges gaps between our Catholic and Protestant readers. He has been in the position to see where those state and religious affairs collide, which should open conversation as to why Catholics have believed what they have for 2000 years. Viganò points to that notion of Christendom that traces back to the Apostles themselves, not the Modern–since the 1960s–that so many Catholics blindly subscribe to and that so many Protestants protest. Neither group, as a whole, has at its disposal an adequate amount of information, though.

If this is the first time you’ve come across my following of this ongoing story, this ongoing bridge builder, or even the first time you’ve heard of Viganò period, I highly recommend the following article I wrote last week; the good archbishop is even broaching inflammatory American topics like the JFK assassination:

It’s Becoming a Collision of Stories Too Coincidental to Ignore

I believe Viganò’s love for America is the reason the cultish powers in the Vatican chose July 4th as the official date of his excommunication. Demons are always showing you their hand, just like the narcissistic, cheating lover.

As one saying goes, “Their symbolism will be their downfall.”

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) announced July 5 that it had declared former U.S Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to be guilty of “schism” and automatically excommunicated.

In a statement issued without warning to the Holy See press corps, the DDF stated that its Congress met on July 4 to decide against Viganò. The statement read:

On 4 July 2024, the Congress of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith met to conclude the extrajudicial penal process referred to in canon 1720 CIC against the Most Reverend Carlo Maria Viganò, titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, accused of the reserved delict of schism (canons 751 and 1364 CIC; art. 2 SST).

His public statements manifesting his refusal to recognize and submit to the Supreme Pontiff, his rejection of communion with the members of the Church subject to him, and of the legitimacy and magisterial authority of the Second Vatican Council are well known.

At the conclusion of the penal process, the Most Reverend Carlo Maria Viganò was found guilty of the reserved delict of schism.

The Dicastery declared the lataesententiae excommunication in accordance with canon 1364 § 1 CIC. The lifting of the censure in these cases is reserved to the Apostolic See. This decision was communicated to the Most Reverend Viganò on 5 July 2024.

Under the terms of the latest edition of Canon Law, one who is excommunicated is prohibited from offering the sacraments.

On June 20, Viganò revealed that the DDF had, by way of a letter dated June 11, begun an “extrajudicial penal trial” against him, accusing the prelate of “the crime of schism.”

Issued by Monsignor John Kennedy, who leads the DDF’S Disciplinary Section, the Vatican’s letter alerted him to “the crime of schism of which he has been accused (public statements which result in a denial of the elements necessary to maintain communion with the Catholic Church; denial of the legitimacy of Pope Francis; a rupture of communion with him; and rejection of the Second Vatican Council).”

Rebuffing the accusation, Viganò stated at the time that “I claim, as Successor of the Apostles, to be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, with the Magisterium of the Roman Pontiffs, and with the uninterrupted doctrinal, moral, and liturgical Tradition which they have faithfully preserved.”

He further added that “I repudiate, reject, and condemn the scandals, errors, and heresies of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who manifests an absolutely tyrannical management of power, exercised against the purpose that legitimizes authority in the Church: an authority that is vicarious of that of Christ, and as such must obey Him alone.”

In an expansive statement issued June 28, the former U.S. nuncio issued a blistering response to the DDF’s charge of schism, attesting that “[a] schismatic sect accuses me of schism: this should be enough to demonstrate the subversion taking place.”

… in order to separate myself from ecclesial communion with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, I would have to have first been in communion with him, which is not possible since Bergoglio himself cannot be considered a member of the Church, due to his multiple heresies and his manifest alienness and incompatibility with the role he invalidly and illicitly holds.

Turning the Vatican’s charges against them, Viganò then accused Pope Francis of schism, writing:

I accuse Jorge Mario Bergoglio of heresy and schism, and I ask that he be judged as a heretic and schismatic and removed from the throne which he has unworthily occupied for over 11 years. This in no way contradicts the adage Prima Sedes a nemine judicatur, because it is evident that, since a heretic is unable to assume the Papacy, he is not above the Prelates who judge him.

Remember, friends, this is all because Viganò is defending the doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic faith.

Unfortunately, too many Catholics will take this excommunication as proof of Viganò’s lunacy and give them reason to continue in their blind support of the current occupant of Peter’s chair. What too many will forget is that many of the very saints we pray to for intercession were once rebel warriors challenging Rome; indeed, some were excommunicated. Without getting into any deep dive, the most prevalent one that comes to mind is St Joan of Arc.

I’ll likely have more to say on this once I get back into the swing of things, but considering how monumental this story is while everyone was distracted by July 4th celebrations, it was important that I get this out there for people to at least be thinking about. The July 4th fireworks are going to continue well beyond the calendar date–and whether we’re Catholic or not and whether we like it or not, that will involve the ongoing collision between Rome and America.

May everyone named directly or referenced indirectly ask forgiveness and do penance for their sins against America and God. I fight this information war in the spirit of justice and love for the innocent, but I have been reminded of the need for mercy and prayers for our enemies. I am a sinner in need of redemption as well, for my sins are many. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, Lord forgive us all, for we know not what we do.

Jeff LeJeune is the author of several books, writer for RVIVR, editor, master of English and avid historian, teacher and tutor, aspiring ghostwriter and podcaster, and creator of LeJeune Said. Visit his website at, where you can find a conglomerate of content.



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