Skip to comments.Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis
Posted on 08/18/2018 2:34:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
There is a line in the Acts of the Apostles that I once found humorous: So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. (Acts 6:7) Of course the priests referred to here are the priests of the ancient Temple, the Levitical priests. In the past, such a line seemed ironically funny to the average Catholic who heard it.
But that humor, in recent days, seems more darkly true and less ironic. Indeed, in the past two decades and now, once again the reputation of the priesthood and episcopacy has been sullied by the deeply sinful, unchaste, unnatural and unconscionable acts of some priests and bishops. They have harmed many victims and disgraced the priesthood. They have engaged in great evils, often repeatedly and with no accountability. But they will answer to God for what they have done.
The Church should be self-correcting, but we have not been so. ..it has taken a secular state and threats of severe legal action to compel us to be more inwardly accountable. It is reminiscent of Pharaoh having to rebuke Abram for his crime of putting his own wife Sarai in the harem to protect himself (see Genesis 12:10-20). It is like the pagan sailors who had to tell Jonah the prophet to pray to God (Jonah 1:6). It is like Jesus finding more faith among the Gentiles than his own people. And now, too often, it takes grand juries, judges, financial and legal threats to get us to do what we should have done all along.
(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...
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It's one of the best I've read. Msgr Pope Gets it. Note that this is Archdiocese of Washington, so it will not escape the notice of Cardinal Wuerl, who by the way has decided NOT to offer the Keynote Address at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week.
Cardinal O'Malley won't be attending either. Now if we could just get Cardinal Farrell (McCarrick's buddy) and Fr. James Martin to back out...
Pray for Fr. Tom Weinandy, who will be addressing the "other" Families Meeting, the Actually Catholic families meeting or counter-meeting which will be convening at the same time, same city. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Actual Catholics got invited across town to address the big whoop-de-do?
Once the pervs were shamed off the podium?
One can dream.
I really like this large print Catholic Caucus designation. Keep it up, everybody. I’ve been keeping track lately and this week alone we’ve had 6 break-ins. But you can’t ignore those large characters.
I wish Monsignor Pope was Bishop Pope. Okay, fine: I wish he was Pope Pope. :-)
Pope for Pope
Amen Times Ten.
The Church is rotting from the inside like the Democratic Party. As the faithful leave for evangelical churches the homosexual clergy will only have each other to administer to. The Pope is the problem. He worries about climate and immigration as the Church tote around him
Thank-you and God Bless Msgr. Pope and Mrs. Don-o.
There will be a faithful remnant.
Except “Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis” didn’t “HELP” cause it. It “IS” what caused it.
Even for the minority of cases that have not been homosexual, in actuality, the acceptance of this type of behavior by those in charge promoted that as well.
Look for messages from good and holy priests, deacons, and bishops over the next few weeks.
Counting on it, praying for it.
I knew a late aquaintance who was homosexual.
He said he wasn’t that way, until he entered a monastery.
Not sure what denomination.
He later married and had children but divorced and
returned to his old ways.
Good article. I find it so refreshing that he discusses that it is homosexuality and not pedophilia. I hated it that the media (?) called it that; it enabled them to push it to the side and to continue to embrace homosexual marriage and every other secular drum they were beating.
It has to be named as homosexuality. It has to have the light of Christ shined on it. Cardinal Burke said there are plenty of Rules & Regs going centuries back on how to deal with this, if ONLY the current pope would do something. Will he? I highly doubt it.
All Hail Vatican II
Of course it is homosexuality - these guys are not going after little kids. They are going after boys who look like Caravaggio’s great sculpture, David. Or what they think looks like David - take it or leave it. A beautiful adolescent boy. Doesn’t anybody read homosexual novels or talk to a gay guy?!
There is no salvation for the Church without leadership. “Who am I to judge” Francis is unable/unwilling to provide the the change needed. He has protected the guilty with plum jobs in Rome, promoted known sinners and their defenders and denied obvious truths when placed before him.
Not even the detailed and damning report of the DA from Pennsylvania can elicit more than the now familiar and trite claims of embarrassment and sorrow and pain at the suffering of those who have been attacked by men they trusted.
The Pope should resign, the College of Cardinals dismissed, perpetrators and their accomplices remanded to the court system and all homosexual and/or pederast priests drummed out of the Church or the seminary.
Homosexuality is a symptom. The cause is the total collapse of the Faith, Catholic morality, and Church discipline and practice after VII.
Were there corrupt and evil people before that? Were there dissenters who were in place and wanted to destroy the Church before VII? Yes.
But VII finally officially put them in charge and gave them power. Its henchmen were ruthless in getting rid of anyone with any objections or even reservations. And of course, they completely stripped the world of all the familiar Catholic references, from the Mass and the feast days to the Tabernacle to the statues of the Saints in churches and to the habits and dress of religious order members and priests.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and gay men have always been particularly good at establishing themselves as the power group, each one protecting all the others, once they are given the opportunity to do so. And when the Church gave up Jesus for Freud and Marx, they had a more than perfect opportunity.
Vatican II must be declared a heretical council, and anyone who wont reject it must be removed from any official position.
That’s the dirty secret that the media never mentions.
They gleefully report all the child sexual abuse within the church because they hate the church’s teaching, at least prior to this disaster of a Pope, but they never mention that the abuse is almost exclusively from homosexual priests, because they love homosexuals.
If you look at the bishop accountability site and look at the years when the abusing priests began doing their abusing it all began in the 30s and 40s. These four cardinals supervised the influx and as these priests rose in their ranks they brought others in. By the 1970s, certain seminaries were profoundly infected where good men were being turned away.
Our Lord said that just before His return all foundations would be shaken, which would include the Catholic Church.
Most of the abuse is done to post-pubescent males. This would mean the offenders are homosexual and not pedophile.
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