Can’t make this stuff up.
“Which makes one wonder about the propriety of the whole picture – a big distinguished archbishop and cardinal, living it up with a young sexy Italian actor in the same house. Never mind the gay aspect, isn’t Tobin supposed to be celebate? That love-tweet to the man is rather hard to believe was a misfire to his sister, given the living situation.
And this matters because Tobin is widely believed to be the next guy to take the cardinal’s job in Washington, which has already been in a world of sexual scandal. “
“Good men are not hard to find but good men with courage are rare. Fortitude is not the defining mark of the human species.
Ancient Hebrew wisdom tells us that the fear of man is a snare (Prov. 29:25), and no doubt many bishops don’t relish the idea of becoming a pariah, especially with the pontiff’s history of ousting, demoting, and marginalizing those who don’t conform to his agenda.
Consequences can be severe: remember that both Archbishop Viganò and Fr. Kalchik are in hiding.”
“the Ruth Institute published a new report that dares to ask a question many researchers — and Catholics — have been afraid to ask: What has been the role of active homosexuality and homosexual subcultures in the priesthood and in seminaries on the sex-abuse crisis?
The report — which indicates a very strong correlation between homosexual priests and homosexual subcultures and the incidence of clergy sexual abuse — is in part a response to the two important studies commissioned by the U.S. Bishops in the face of the sex-abuse crisis that were conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “
“Brennan, who is also a Catholic deacon, joined the diocese after a 30-year career in law enforcement, where he advanced to leadership positions within the Portland Police Department, retiring as deputy police chief.
Brennan declined an interview request because he is cooperating with FBI agents in Maine, but he confirmed the authenticity of the documents to the I-Team.
‘Cover-up of the highest order’
“With respect to the Vatican and Bishop Malone,” he wrote in one report, “this was a complete cover-up of the highest order that cannot possibly be explained or defended and still screams out for justice.”
Time to revisit BXVI resignation & the process of deposing a Pope . BXVI might want to join Vigano while the investigation is ongoing.
“In an important interview that was overlooked last month, a Vatican theologian said that unless Pope Francis corrects himself and reaffirms Church teaching on morals, the faith, and the sacraments, “the apostasy will deepen and the de facto schism will widen.”
To address the current crisis, he suggested that an examination of the “juridical validity” of Pope Benedict’s XVI’s resignation was in order to “overcome problems that today seem insurmountable to us.” The theologian consultor to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints was implying that further study of the situation could reveal that Francis is not and has never been a valid pope, but is, in fact, an antipope who could be removed from the papacy, thus nullifying his “insurmountable” errors.”
With a heavy heart and full confidence in Our Lord’s mercy. We sent Bishop Morlino’s letter annotated with our own thoughts to our bishop. How wonderful it must be for this faithful shepherd to have kept his vows as he stands before the Just Judge.
Eternal rest grant unto him Lord.
“Robert C. Morlino was an exemplary bishop, firm in his support of orthodox Catholic doctrine and the Gospel of Life. He was a leader in the pro-life movement. In 2011, for example, he led 300 people, including Knights of Columbus in praying the rosary and consecrating a cemetery for babies who died before birth. Morlino gave a homily about chastity and explained how IVF and contraception work against a culture of life.
Morlino was not afraid to speak out against the politically sensitive issue of the role homosexuality has played in the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis.
On August 18, 2018, he released a blistering letter demanding that the “depravity of sinners within the Church” be rooted out.”
“when I watch the leaders of our Church make the same idiotic choices again and again, when I watch the pope and his cabal making one self-defeating move after another, provoking public backlash and turning even those most sympathetic to the “reform” agenda against them – I cannot help but wonder if we are seeing the results of a much more direct form of demonic influence.” https://onepeterfive.com/its-a-runaway-train-and-the-devil-is-driving/
Really, I mean really?
Murderers are fine people at other times except for when they are murdering other people. Why anyone sends their precious children to Notre Dame is beyond me. I have made it a habit of counting how many souls go to ND and actually have their Faith intact or strengthened. I think I have tipped to two hands now over a time span of almost 40 years. And it is an expensive loss of faith to boot.
“In an interview with Crux on Nov. 5, Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins warned against demonizing those who stand accused of sexual abuse, claiming that abusers often live an incoherent double life. He argued, “There’s a tendency, and I don’t think it’s a helpful tendency in this kind of situation, to turn the perpetrators into monsters.”
Speaking about alleged sexual predators such as McCarrick, Fr. Jenkins added that there is a tendency “just to imagine that they are thoroughly corrupt people; but the problem is that it’s not true. It’s a part of their lives that is deeply problematic, but another part that is not. And that’s why it’s so hard to identify the problem, and sometimes, that person doesn’t seem to see the problem.”
Hey ND Jenkins, What about the murders of those connected to the scandal? What about the corruption of police departments?
“Giangrasso, now 72, spent enough time on the case to feel like something suspicious was going on between the police department and the church.
“The Catholic Church had a lot of input into the police department,” he said. “A lot of power.”
Hey ND Jenkins What about this murder tied to the McCarrick type scandals? Again we see corruption of not only the Church but police departments. How could we not? “nefarious goings on in the diocese of Buffalo, New York, including perhaps what appears to be a homicide aimed at covering up information about to be released by a whistleblower priest regarding the well-established clerical homosexual network in the diocese.” https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/special-report-murder-in-the-diocese-of-buffalo
Another murdered soul with ties to the scandal. By all means, ND Jenkins let’s give McCarrick a pass. Concern Troll. “Father Kunz was a sign of contradiction; a tradition-minded priest in the shadow of the liberal state capital. He was a 20th century fidei defensor, upholding Catholic teachings amid a sea of post-Vatican-II modernism. He preached the truth, no matter how unpopular. A sharp critic of homosexual corruption in the Church, he worked at the highest levels to expose priestly pederasty in rectories and chanceries. He saw the coming storm of sexual-abuse allegations that would swamp the Church years later and led to more than $3.3 billion in victim settlements and attorney fees in the United States alone. “You will find no justice in the Church today,” he told a friend not long before his death. He worried the pederasty scandals would destroy the diocesan priesthood.” https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/08/08/the-unsolved-murder-of-fr-alfred-kunz/
“There is nothing “complex” about what has happened here at all. Priests, who are commanded to tend to their parishioners as a shepherd to his flock — caring for them, accompanying them in their joys and sorrows, witnessing as Christ to them as they journey to their eternal home and protecting them — sexually abused the most vulnerable in their charge, children and men like McCarrick, when they weren’t debasing themselves by abusing others, systematically covered it up.” https://ndsmcobserver.com/2018/11/father-jenkins-is-a-disgrace-to-notre-dame-and-the-catholic-faith/
True words. “A bishop is often the last person to know what the people in the pews are truly concerned about. People act differently around them, and only interact with them rarely. So while “the blogs” may represent a more focused view on these issues than is the general norm, it’s also the case that many people are reading about these issues, and are very concerned.”
“This is going to be a slow, often grueling process. And I suspect that most resignations, if they happen at all, will come as the result of additional civil investigations, whether at the state or federal level.
The real risk that the bishops face, in my estimation, is not “outrage,” as +Wenski so inaptly put it, but apathy. People who get scandal fatigue and see no evidence that solutions are forthcoming won’t just stop giving money — that’s happening now — they’ll stop coming to church at all.
And if the bishops ever had the salvation of souls at heart, that is the thing that should concern them the most. Instead, many of them still appear to be playing CYA.”
Where and by whom did he learn to ‘groom ‘?
“According to a local news report, the priest would “groom” his victims by taking them out to meals, for which he would pay (and subsequently put on the church’s tab) before asking them for donations.
“After ingratiating himself, agents say he would then give the parishioner the opportunity to donate to his cause,” that report said. “One informant claimed they gave a $5,000 check to St. Joseph Parish and Vargas called them to ask if the money could be used for the orphanage, to which the informant agreed.”