What is the St. Gallen Mafia?

by Fr Richard Heilman | September 9, 2018 1:29 PM

Cardinal Daneels refers to his membership to a certain St Gallen club or “mafia” (his term) that met together to forge support for the election of Pope Francis (and perhaps for the pre-mature resignation of Pope Benedict). Dr Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon (author of Catholic Republic[1]) discuss the origin of the St Gallen Mafia, who were members, and the role especially of Cardinal Daneels and Cardinal Martini in the theological agenda of their self-labeled “mafia.” The election, support, and theology of Pope Francis make sense as we come to understand this St Gallen Mafia – especially after the Vigano testimony against American Cardinals and Pope Francis.


  1. Catholic Republic: https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Republic-America-Perish-Without-ebook/dp/B079KNKSB3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=praep-20&linkId=b1999d42bc656e76a5e1c4d1400894ce&language=en_US

Source URL: https://www.romancatholicman.com/what-is-the-st-gallen-mafia/