The State vs. Frankie
Capo di tutti capi
sexual abuse prevention summit planned
for winter’s end [next year!]
in Rome with
the world’s bishops will apparently
not address protections for
the demographic found in recent months
to be at significant risk from sexual
predators in the Church:
“Your Excellency! ... the House in on fire!”
“Forsooth! Convene a synod next year
to look into the matter!”
“But, my lord, we did that 20 years ago when we smelled the smoke
then and left it smoldering.
It is now a conflagration that threatens the entire Castle!”
“Just do as you’re told, man! Put it on the calendar —
for next year.
How is THAT for Urgency?
is a vignette of the state of the Church today under Francis and the
cardinals and bishops complicit with him.
while the house is on fire
and crumbling around us —
predator homosexual priests
continue to rape our youngsters and young men — Francis the Merciful
will schedule yet another ...
five months away...
to “look into” the issue —
rather than address the unmitigated
and relentless disaster NOW!
SAKE, MAN — literally —
— NOW! NOW!!!
How Many Will it Take?
Every day that you
deliberately delay redressing this monstrous calamity, the
faith (to say nothing of the butchered virginity) of a
child, a young man, is violently torn from him! How many will it take
before you act, Francis? How many ruined lives, how much shattered trust
must be lost before you look beyond
applause of the world”
to the agony of these children, their parents, their siblings, their
friends, their parishes ... the world ... the
in you that you utterly and callously betrayed?
How many will it take to motivate you to the most primal moral instinct
to protect innocence?
Your carefully orchestrated poses in prayer on a Prie Deux —
so familiar in so many catholic sites — will only carry so much copy
until it is rank with sanctimony! Your refusal to act, Francis,
is itself your most notable and detestable act! You play to the
world with the lives of the Little Ones ... and seem careless of the
depths of the sea that await those who bring scandal to Christ through
the loss of the Little Ones! Each one is a Millstone and the sea beckons
This is nothing less than madness, insanity, criminal irresponsibility,
deafness, blindness — commitment to a “progressive” Leftist agenda at
all costs, in this life and the next. I reiterate, it is MADNESS! And
if it is not madness, worse still it is cowardice and complicity: don’t
do the deed yourself, simply savor its being done! You can maintain
"plausible deniability" before the world — your inactions speak volumes
— but God sees the heart, the mind, the will ... in all its corruption.
In the meanwhile, shall we pretend that it is not happening (as we have
pretended for over 50 years) until — to our everlasting shame — the
arm of the
in the form of Grand Juries and subpoenas forces the
hand to comply with
(a Cardinal Virtue, remember?) and turn
over to competent authorities what documents they have not yet shredded
— but in the ensuing 5 months will have plenty of time to.
If the Church obstinately refuses to punish her own children for crimes,
then the State will address what are no less than felons unsparingly
— as it should. No one should get a pass, no matter the color of his
biretta or the trim of his robe — from priest to pope!
Put them right in the slammer!
— for God’s sake if only to protect
the young and innocent. What a parody of the Church: the
State must occupy the moral high ground and attempt to justly incarcerate
those whom the Church has no manifest intention of defrocking
or denouncing as reprobate — and expelling them from the Body of Christ!
There are sins that incur automatic excommunication no matter what
ecclesiastical office is occupied! That is the interior court of
Justice — the conscience — that tribunal before God
Himself which cannot be escaped or eluded — and in which there is no
plea-bargaining. One may cleverly elude the State ... but forever
remains on the crucible of his guilt — which will exact its tribute.
Now or later. With apodictic certainty.
Consider the following:
over a thousand children
and youths were
raped by over 300 homosexual priests.
Three hundred! Three hundred! The number is staggering!
least 789 children and probably more than
1,000 have been sexually abused by 250 priests
If the Archdiocese ever comes clean, the numbers in Pennsylvania
will very likely pall before the overwhelming predation
of children, minors, youths, and young men that has occurred
here is sacristies, rectories, and seminaries.
Over the years in my own parish (typical Novus Ordo) I knew,
over the years, that certain priests were homosexual (the sashaying,
lisping, the feminine hand gestures, the many movements we associate
with women) and was once even propositioned in the Confessional in a
Church the next town over.
One priest at my parish left the priesthood (presumably) to “marry”
another priest. I would never have suspected him. Never. And that
is scary. No feminine gestures. No clues — which means that you
cannot tell — until the hand is on your thigh. At Saint John’s Seminary
in Brighton in the late 70’s I attended some “Days of Recollection”
for young men considering the priesthood. At once I could sense, see,
the femininity of the young men — and more troubling still, the priests
themselves who led the “Days of Recollection.” After attending several
times I found myself set apart and alone …. marginalized — presumably
because it must have been apparent that I was not one of the girls.
The atmosphere was permeated by homosexuality … without the merest hint
of the “odor of sanctity”.
Saint John’s Seminary
in Brighton, Massachusetts, was
(and probably still is) in desperate need of fumigation. It reeked
of homosexuality. I considered contacting the Chancery about this openly
scandalous state of affairs but had learned that any letter to any bishop
was answered politely but dismissively by one of his assistants (who
himself may have been homosexual and not particularly sympathetic to
any request for addressing the issue.)
Talking with other young men later — who
were married and with children — their experience was the same. They
chose the vocation to the priesthood but were not
allowed to go beyond the pink doors — because they were straight,
or worse still, straight and adherent to Church teaching. After
much soul-searching they found their vocation elsewhere — just as I
did. There were, I found, lots of vocations to the priesthood
— but their fidelity and masculinity were an impediment that
did not sit well with those who made the decisions. No scent of
Lavender? Then the Pink Door slams in your face.
Religious Orders? Fumigate them, too
As I searched and searched for a Religious Order (surely Religious Orders
were not infected …) as an External Postulant for the Capuchin Franciscans
(who, at the time, had a monastery in Milton) my Vocation Director,
a certain Father Matthias, asked me if I believed all that the Church
taught. Unhesitatingly I truthfully answered “yes”. WRONG ANSWER!
“No”, he replied at once. “We must question.” The Catholic
a philosophy student in graduate school I well knew the subtleties of
inquiry together with the spurious and absurd “imperative” that a scholar
— especially in philosophy — accept nothing as certain (the “doctrine”
of nearly every university in America). “That is not good”, Father Matthias
continued — as I processed in my mind everything from Saints Augustine,
Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Saint Anselm and a dozen others as we walked.
I briefly wondered if I had wandered into a Jesuit retreat house. They,
too, lost God after Vatican II. But Father Matthias wore a habit
— that more than likely cloaked his disbelief. Jesuits do not and are
generally contemptuously unapologetic about it. I thought of a Barren
Father Matthias was the one whose skewed and illogical “spirituality”
I had to get around if I hoped to make it to the Order’s main
monastery in Garrison, NY (now
The Garrison Institute
for Transformational and Contemplative Ecology
— a non-sectarian pseudo-sanitarium dedicated to “The Science of
Contemplative Practice and neuroplasticity” where people actually
pay to be indoctrinated with “climate change and environmental advocacy,
neuro-, behavioral and evolutionary economics, psychology, social networking,
policy-making, and investing and social media to work together on ways
to shift behavior on a large enough scale to realize substantial emissions
reductions.” It’s true.
never made it to Garrison because God had other plans for me that included
a wife and four children — I never looked back.
now, over my shoulder, and with inexpressible anguish in my heart —
I see Rome burning. And Nero fiddling.
I find it ... queer ... that the vast majority of this homosexual insinuation
into the priesthood — and the subsequent horrendous rape of our children
and the perversion of Catholic morality — occurred in the years following
decadence we have come to know as Vatican II and its abjuration
of the One, True, Holy and Catholic Church — that preceded it for 2000
years ... and which ever survives those who lay siege to Her?
Aggiornamento! Ah, the reek of the world that rushed in when
John XXIII — of unhappy memory — famously
open the windows”!
How the incense of all that is holy poured out — while the effluence
and fume of the world seeped in!
Geoffrey K. Mondello
for the Boston Catholic Journal
October 8, 2018
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