THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
CORRUPTION OF THE CLERGY
What is happening in our Church today, among the clergy and
including the highest levels, is simply mind-boggling. How
could there be such corruption, decadence, evil? The abomination
is in the inner sanctums of our Church.
The laity must speak out. The laity must confront these clerics
who have rejected Christ and the authentic gospel. Expel the
evil man from your midst!
McCarrick and the gay mafia: corruption of clergy now rivals
the age of the Borgias
1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The scandal of Cardinal McCarrick’s
record of sexual abuse of seminarians and of minor children
is sending waves of horror through the Church, as Catholics
increasingly meditate on its disturbing implications. It is
now clear that McCarrick’s reputation as a sexual predator
was widely known in the Catholic hierarchy for decades, and
nothing was done to stop the man or impede his career as he
climbed the ladder of ecclesiastical power.
attempts by a small number of priests and Catholic journalists
to bring the truth to light about McCarrick’s filthy
habit of sexual predation, and even to warn the Holy See,
the prelate managed to climb the ladder of promotion, finally
receiving the archbishopric of Washington D.C. and even a
cardinal’s hat. It seems that no crime was sufficient
to threaten McCarrick’s career, until he was safely
insidious influence of the Church’s gay mafia are now
so extensive that bishops, cardinals, and even the pope seem
to cow in fear before this infestation of effeminate perverts
who have co-opted and hijacked the Church’s institutions.
The “abominating desolation” of their filth is
now openly on display throughout the Church, from the halls
of the Holy See, to the chanceries of dioceses, to the innumerable
“gay-friendly” parishes that pander to the spiritual
self-destruction of their hapless clientele.
afflicted with moral corruption rivaling the era of the Borgias
cursory review of this horror gives us confirmation that we
are living in an age of corruption comparable with the decadence
of the Borgias and the Renaissance papacy, whose blatant public
displays of vice led to the Protestant Reformation, the most
calamitous schism in the Church’s history.
Italian archbishop who commissioned a blasphemous and homoerotic
painting of Christ himself for his diocesan cathedral has
been placed in charge of the Holy See’s Pontifical Council
for Life and the Grand Chancellor of the St. John Paul II
Pontifical Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, leading
former Council member Christine de Marcellus Vollmer to note
that the appointment is more evidence of the power of the
Vatican’s “gay lobby.”
Vincenzo Paglia, who claims that his obscene cathedral painting
is an “evangelizing tool,” is using his perch
to subvert the Church’s doctrines on life and sexuality.
Following his appointment many
authentic pro-lifers have been expelled from the Council and
have been replaced in some cases with advocates of abortion
and contraception. Paglia even sided publicly
with the judge who ordered the withdrawal of life support
from Alfie Evans, and did not join Pope Francis in his attempts
to save the child from his induced death at the hands of Britain’s
National Health Service.
a former close associate of McCarrick, Cardinal Kevin Farrell,
claims he knew nothing about McCarrick’s abusive behavior,
even while he worked with him for six years in the Archdiocese
of Washington chancery office and shared an apartment with
him. Farrell is currently in charge of the Dicastery for Laity,
Family, and Life, and has endorsed the homosexualist work
Building a Bridge by Fr. James Martin, a priest who openly
seeks to legitimize same-sex unions and to eliminate the Church’s
clear condemnation of homosexual perversion in the Catechism.
himself has been rewarded for his public LGBT activism by
his appointment as a “communications consultant”
to the Holy See, and is scheduled to give a talk at the Vatican-sanctioned
“World Meeting of Families” in August.
priest who became notorious in the Vatican diplomatic corps
for his drunken homosexual trysts has been made prelate of
the corrupt Vatican Bank, and is comically charged with reforming
the institution. When Pope Francis was confronted with the
accusations against Msgr. Battista Ricca in 2013 he claimed
that they were unproven, but implied that the accusations
were of little importance, adding that “many times we
seem to seek out the sins of somebody’s youth and publish
them. We’re not talking about crimes, which are something
else. The abuse of minors, for instance, is a crime. But one
can sin and then convert, and the Lord both forgives and forgets.
We don’t have the right to refuse to forget …
May of 2017 the Vatican police raided an apartment next to
St. Peter’s Basilica in which a cocaine-fueled homosexual
orgy was being hosted by a high-ranking Vatican priest: Msgr.
Luigi Capozzi, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio,
the President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
The Holy See has given no indication of any punitive measures
taken against the participants. Cardinal Coccopalmerio has
openly spoken to the press about the “positive elements”
he sees in homosexual unions, which he says he tries to emphasize.
hushed-up bust of Capozzi and his companions was then followed
by two high-profile public trials of Vatican officials for
child porn possession. Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a Vatican
diplomat who was caught with dozens of images and videos of
child pornography on his cell phone, and who also distributed
such materials to others, was givenonly five years in a Vatican
detention cell and fined 5,000 euros. Msgr. Pietro Amenta,
who attempted to molest an 18 year old man in a public place
and had pornographic images of minors on his cell phone, received
only a suspended sentence.
influence of a powerful “homosexual mafia” in
the Vatican was reportedly named as the principal source of
the general malaise and corruption in the Holy See in a secret
report given to Pope Benedict shortly before his resignation,
and may have been a major cause of his decision to resign
the office. It appears that the problem has only worsened
here to learn about St. Peter Damian’s struggle against
an epidemic of sodomy and corruption among the clergy of the
eleventh century, a story with great relevance for the Catholic
resign as multiple gay child molestation rings discovered
in Latin American dioceses
Chile, Pope Francis has recently removed five bishops following
years of complaints of their connections to a priest who led
a sex-abuse ring, reportedly with their knowledge and even
complicity. The pope took the measures after years of defending
one of the bishops, Juan Barros, in which he publicly derided
those who denounced the bishops’ corruption as engaging
when the pope was revealed to have falsely claimed that no
victims had given him testimony, the public outrage in Chile
was so deafening and disruptive to his pontificate that he
was forced to act, issuing a muted apology for his errors
and ordering a Vatican investigation of the Chilean church.
Francis has now begun to speak of enforcing the Church’s
long-defunct policy of excluding homosexuals from seminaries.
sending a team of investigators to Chile to interview victims,
Bishop Alejandro Goi Karmeli of the Diocese of Rancagua has
suspended twelve priests who were allegedly members of a sex-abusing
“confraternity” that called itself “the
family,” and used female family titles to refer to their
hierarchy, such as “grandmother,” “aunts,”
and “daughters.” Goi admitted that he had been
warned about the group a year earlier but hadn’t acted.
Pope Francis has since accepted his resignation.
the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, an auxiliary bishop
was recently forced to resign after accusations of his own
sexual abuse of seminarians, and now a group of students in
the seminary have signed a public statement denouncing
a pervasive “network” of homosexuals
there, writing that they are “scandalized and really
depressed” by the situation. Their act of bravery has
been rewarded by a contemptuous dismissal from the Archbishop
of Tegucigalpa, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga,
who accuses them of “gossip.” The cardinal, who
has been credibly accused of siphoning hundreds of thousands
of dollars from the University of Tegucigalpa, is a member
of the pope’s “C9” group assigned with the
task of reforming the Church.
only seminary remaining in Ireland, where the Catholic faith
is now in free fall and only a few dozen seminarians remain,
has also been blasted for the predominance of homosexuals
there, which has created such discontent that some bishops
have decided to send their students to the Pontifical Irish
College in Rome.
problem of a homosexual mafia in the seminaries of the Church
has been public knowledge for decades, but has been systematically
ignored or downplayed by the ecclesiastical establishment.
The scandal was thoroughly exposed in 2002 by journalist Michael
Rose in his work Goodbye, Good Men, a work that was
ruthlessly attacked by mainstream Catholic media. Regnery
published a Kindle version of the book in 2015.
“conservative” bishops co-opted by the gay mafia
reign of the sodomites in the Church is so powerful that even
some of the most conservatively minded bishops in the U.S.
are afraid to do anything to impede LGBT activism in their
dioceses, no matter how egregious it might be.
had the sad duty of reporting recently on the complicity of
“conservative” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
of San Francisco in the scandalous behavior of one of his
own deacons. Cordileone, a prelate who made a reputation for
himself a few years ago for ostensibly fighting against the
influence of homosexuals in the archdiocesan school system,
continues to supply clerical faculties to an openly “gay”
activist deacon, Brian Bromberger, despite being very aware
for over a year that Bromberger makes his living publicly
writing dirty articles for an anti-Catholic homosexual newspaper.
In fact, Cordileone has apparently given Bromberger permission
to continue writing for the publication, despite repeatedly
being informed of the salacious content of the articles. Bromberger
also continues to give talks on homosexuality at parishes.
worse, Cordileone allows San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer
parish to continue its decades-long project of legitimizing
and celebrating homosexual behavior among its members, despite
the parish’s open LGBT advocacy on its webpage and numerous
complaints made to him by laity. Cordileone long ago made
peace with the homosexualist teacher’s union of the
archdiocese, and appears to have all but totally dropped his
public opposition to the gay agenda.
Los Angeles, Archbishop José Gómez, a conservative
former member of Opus Dei, appears to be even more in thrall
to the gay mafia, maintaining blatant LGBT activists in major
diocesan posts. Every year the prelate continues the tradition
of organizing a “Religious Education Congress”
that openly promotes homosexuality and transgenderism. At
this year’s congress, LGBT ideologues had their way
with the participants, instructing them on gender ideology’s
“genderbread person,” denouncing the Church’s
condemnation of sodomy as “unfair,” encouraging
allowing homosexual couples to attend proms, and declaring
that there are no moral absolutes. Two years ago, at the Religious
Education Congress closing mass, a self-parody of modernist
liturgical abuse, Gómez received the gifts from a male
homosexual couple with their adopted child.
effect, both Gómez and Cordileone appear to have been
tamed, cowed, and neutralized by the Church’s “homosexual
network,” which is able to operate with virtual impunity
in their dioceses.
atrocities are documented with regularity in other archdioceses
led by more liberal bishops, such as Cardinal Timothy Dolan
in New York, Cardinal BlaseCupich in Chicago, and Patrick
McGrath in San José. Cupich in particular has repeatedly
endorsed giving Holy Communion to homosexual couples, a position
also taken by McGrath.
heretical LGBT advocacy group for Catholics, “New Ways
Ministry” reports that well over 200 parishes in the
United States meet its “gay-friendly” standards.
Such parishes openly celebrate and legitimize homosexual unions,
promote gay porn, participate in obscene LGBT parades, host
gay dance parties to fundraise for LGBT causes with Lady Gaga,
and have meetings in gay drag bars.
am sure that more conservative bishops such as Gómez
and Cordileone, and perhaps even Timothy Dolan, don’t
prefer such policies – they’re just too afraid
to stand up to the homosexual power structure, and would rather
permit such abuses and even cooperate with them rather than
take on the difficulty of opposing them. Their complicity
is a symptom of the seemingly
unlimited power of the gay lobby in the Church today.
ex-gay and former homosexual porn star Joseph Sciambra put
it in a recent Facebook post: “I don’t mean to
be crude, but some of these Bishops can’t even keep
their priests out of the ‘Pride’ parades, therefore
how are they going to keep them out of a guy’s pants?
If they are openly disobedient in their public activities,
why would they be obedient in terms of their private life?
Bishops that continuously tolerate such behavior are usually
complicit, sympathetic, or deeply involved.”
morality now understood as an “ideal”: the catastrophic
moral laxism of the clergy
triumph of homosexual corruption over so many dioceses and
ministries in the Catholic Church are due to one fundamental
cause: the generalized acceptance of a moral laxism that minimizes
the seriousness of sexual sin and sees continence as a mere
“ideal” that is beyond the capacity of ordinary
McCarrick himself became the spokesman for this doctrine as
early as 2006, when he defended the creation of civil unions
for homosexuals, claiming that heterosexual marriage was an
“ideal” that not all could live up to. “I
think basically the ideal would be that everybody waswas
able to enter a union with a man and a woman and bring children
into the world and have the wonderful relationship of man
and wife that is so mutually supportive and is really so much
part of our society and what keeps our society together. That’s
the ideal,” said McCarrick.
you can’t meet that ideal, if there are people who for
one reason or another just cannot do that or feel they cannot
do that, then in order to protect their right to take care
of each other, in order to take care of their right to have
visitation in a hospital or something like that, I think that
you could allow, not the ideal, but you could allow for that
for a civil union,” he added.
language of sexual morality as an “ideal” would
ultimately find its way into Pope Francis’ now-infamous
apostolic exhortation, Amorislaetitia, in which he repeatedly
treats the moral requirements pertaining to marriage as an
“ideal,” which can’t always be realized
due to human frailty, particularly when people
are living in invalid second “marriages” in which
they are tempted to be sexually active.
approach to sexual morality in marriage as an “ideal”
is now being publicly used by Cardinal Walter Kasper to openly
claimthat homosexual unions are “analogous” to
marriage, and contain “elements” of Christian
marriage, while not conforming to the “ideal”
of marriage itself. Kasper’s theology regarding adulterous
second marriages is seen as the chief inspiration behind the
doctrines contained in Amorislaetitia.
devastating effect of the clergy’s moral and disciplinary
laxism, which has been widespread since the 1960s, can be
seen in every aspect of the Church’s life. Priests have
almost totally abandoned clerical garb in public, and often
treat the Mass like a childish hootenanny rather than the
solemn sacrifice that it is. Life and family issues are ignored
in favor of socialist political causes under the guise of
“social justice.” The ambiance
in most parishes in Europe and the Anglophone countries is
one of spiritual mediocrity and convenience, reflecting the
carnal mentality of both clergy and laity.
traditional condemnation of sodomy minimized and forgotten
a consequence of this catastrophic decline in piety, the clergy
has forgotten and ignored the Church’s traditional doctrines
and discipline regarding what was once called by Pope St.
Pius V, “that horrendous crime,” and by St. Peter
Damian, “the worst of sins.”
Catholic Church has condemned homosexual behavior since the
first century of its inception, when the inspired authors
of the New Testament repeatedly warned readers that “those
who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God”
(Gal. 5:21, also 1 Cor. 6:9, Rom. 1:26-27). The early Church
Fathers repeated this condemnation in the strongest possible
terms. St. Augustine writes that “those shameful acts
against nature, such as were committed in Sodom, ought everywhere
and always to be detested and punished,” and others
call such behavior a “disease,” “madness,”
councils soon began to establish punishments for Catholics
guilty of sodomy, and in the Middle Ages the Catholic Church
began to publish manuals containing penalties specifically
for clergy who engaged in homosexual acts, and particularly
those who prey on children. When the Church faced a crisis
of sodomy in the eleventh century clergy, St. Peter Damian
(a future Doctor of the Church) cried out against it to the
Pope in his famous Book of Gomorrah, and invoked the Church’s
tradition of canonical penalties to defend his position.
regard to child molesters, Damian cited a canonical sanction
found in many manuals attributed to St. Basil, but in fact
was originated by St. Fructuosus of Braga, a seventh century
abbot. It required that any cleric found in any compromising
situation with a minor was to be punished severely, publicly
humiliated, and sent off to permanent imprisonment in a monastery:
cleric or monk who persecutes adolescents or children, or
who is caught in a kiss or other occasion of indecency, should
be publicly beaten and lose his tonsure, and having been disgracefully
shaved, his face is to be smeared with spittle, and he is
to be bound in iron chains, worn down with six months of imprisonment,
and three days every week to fast on barley bread until sundown.
After this, spending his time separated in his room for another
six months in the custody of a spiritual senior, he should
be intent upon the work of his hands and on prayer, subject
to vigils and prayers, and he should always walk under the
guard of two spiritual brothers, never again soliciting sexual
intercourse from youth by perverse speech or counsel.
Pope St. Leo IX responded to Damian’s Book of Gomorrah
by decreeing that all those who had engaged in anal sodomy
must be removed from the priesthood, and that those who had
engaged in lesser degrees of sodomy with high frequency or
with many accomplices, should also be removed. Those who had
engaged in lesser degrees with fewer or no accomplices and
infrequently, could return to their clerical grade of order
only after carrying out long penances.
IX then attended two regional councils where strong penalties
were prescribed for sodomy. Eventually, the Third Lateran
Council made the penalty more severe, decreeing that all clerics
guilty of sodomy were to be “expelled from the clergy
or confined in monasteries to do penance,” while laymen
were to be excommunicated. No exceptions were given to this
St. Pius V, responding to the terrible corruption among the
clergy in the wake of the Renaissance papacy, decided to go
further than the Third Lateran Council. Denouncing “that
horrendous crime” of sodomy among the clergy, and concerned
about rampant impunity, he decreed that all clerics guilty
of sodomy, of whatever rank, were to be removed from the clergy,
stripped of all of their titles, and turned over to the secular
authorities for the same punishment given to laymen –
which, at that time, was often the death penalty, or castration.
the contagion of such a disgrace, from the hope of impunity
– which is the greatest incentive to sin – strengthen
in boldness, we have decided that the clerics who are guilty
of this nefarious crime are to be more gravely punished, so
that the avenger of the civil laws, the secular sword, might
certainly deter those who do not fear the death of the soul,”
wrote Pius V.
have provided a complete translation of this decree, HorrendumIlludScelus,
which can be found in PDF form here in both Latin and English.
Church has since acted against the influence of homosexuals
in the priesthood, most notably Popes John XXIII and Pope
Benedict, both of whom decreed that those with homosexual
tendencies could not be admitted to seminaries. Pope Francis
has renewed the prohibition, but it has now become little
more than a dead letter.
recognition of the crisis in Chile, which seems to have led
to a new willingness of Pope Francis to punish those guilty
of sodomy or at least of sexual abuse, was provoked not by
conscientious and dutiful leadership on the part of the clergy,
but by the public outrage of the faithful, who protested vigorously
during the pope’s recent visit to that country. There
is little reason to believe that the Holy See will continue
to act without a continuation of that pressure. The
reform of the Church, as was the case in the Arian crisis
of the 4th century, will come largely from the pressure of
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