Cardinal Farrell MUST Be Sacked From Youth Synod Immediately…editor
American Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation, house-arrest and forthcoming canonical trial following allegations of child sexual abuse has hit the headlines the world over. Click here to read one of the many reports…
Not quite so well known, however is the fact that McCarrick’s long time friend, who shared a home with him for six years, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, is the person in charge of the Youth Synod. Guilt by association, of course, is unjust. However, watch his performance in this short video report and then read the comments from YouTube, some of which are copied below, for ease of reference.
Then ask yourself – would YOU want this man in any kind of position where he can influence any child of yours, with his upside down view of the role of young people in the Church? He doesn’t see them as requiring the teaching and guidance of the Church – he thinks these uncatechised young people should be running the Church! We’ve a bishop here in Scotland who thinks the same – if you recall, not so long ago, we discussed this same ambition of the Bishop of Paisley (John Keenan) to hand his diocese over to his uncatechised youth. Seems to be catching on – can’t wait for the polling on that one in a year or two…
Watch the clip below, where he reacts to the “news” (not likely news to him) of Cardinal McCarrick’s credibly alleged sordid behaviour, the consequences of which are now coming home to roost. Then check if your own thoughts chime with the YouTube commentators below.
Comments from those who watched the video on YouTube… to read all comments click here
…Will Farrell denounce the actions of McCarrick? Where is that?
…Not buying it at all. This Cardinal Farrell was the guy who invited weirdo homosexualist priest Father James Martin to speak at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Why would they want to turn the World Meeting of Families into a big gay pride parade? This guy is behind having this stuff at the Ireland meeting and should never have been made a Cardinal. This clown also said that priests have nothing to offer when it comes to preparing people for marriage. He is a disgrace to the church.
…Haul this guy into court and have him testify under oath
…Cardinal, as you can see from the comments below, no one believes one word you say about this. You’re only adding to the shame the Church must shoulder because of the acts of the mitered dirt bag McCarrick. We in the pews are sick of pious lies of the kind we hear in this interview.
…Translation: “I lived with a pedo for many years and never noticed anything odd!” If true, this just tells us that Farrell is a very naive and unintelligent man. And that’s probably the best scenario we can hope for. His choice of words also make him suspect. A person with a properly formed conscience in this case would use words like “disgusting,” “repugnant,” and “despicable.” Instead he’s just talking about himself and how “overwhelmed” he is. Not convincing.
…I don’t believe him at all
…I don’t believe this. Sorry. Total liar. They know very well what’s going on. Sickening… totally sickening.
…He seems to care only about himself, not for any victims. This is so disheartening as a Catholic.
…Play at slower speed to hear that I am recording this accurately. 0:53 And I was involved 0:58 heavily involved in Washington, 1:00 ahh in the whole … from 2000 on 1:06 in the sex abuse 1:09 ammm 1:12 so I really 1:16 don’t have any knowledge or ‘anything’ to add about 1:20 more than that
…If this “interview “ was supposed to help Cardinal Farrell it totally backfired. “I, I, I, I, I, I…” Any sense of shame, indignation and compassion for the terrible damage done to others? I don’t think so. He’s just thinking about how to get out of this.
…“…heavily involved”… “in the sex abuse…”… hmmm. Anyone else think that’s a “strange” remark? Notice he did not say sex abuse SCANDAL!?!
…Utter rubbish. Every priest in the Archdiocese had heard about this.
…What was the question? Is he saying he’s only “shocked” to hear Cardinal McCarrick preyed on minors? Or is he shocked by all the accusations, including that Cardinal McCarrick was an active homosexual? Because Cardinal Farrell lived with Cardinal McCarrick for several years, during a time when “everyone know” (including several journalists) about McCarrick’s behavior. Of course, the obvious answer is that of course Cardinal Farrell knew and that he should be taken down by all this too.
…No sense of being indignant by the accusations against McCarrick. No sense of shame, or caring for the victims. This man is typical of why the sex scandal went on for so long.
… he looks like he’s hiding something. His gaze looks more like “I dare you to find something on me” rather than one of contrition. A normal human would say something like “I WISH I had heard something so I could have stopped the abuse” or “I was shocked…McCarrick played us all for fools”, but his comments are entirely defensive and self-centered. If Cardinal Farrell won’t stick up for us lay people and our kids, which bishop will?
Without a doubt, Cardinal Kevin Farrell should not be allowed anywhere near young people. Sorry, I saw the comment about no “guilt by association” but that was a dismal performance in that video interview, and the comments from the video are 100% against him, for good reason.
He couldn’t live with Cardinal McCarrick for six years and not know that there was talk about him, even if he knew nothing else (which I doubt).
I hope parents unite to keep their children away from this synod. If only Catholic Truth could organise a counter-event at the same time! Ask George Soros to help with the costs, LOL!
The YouTube commentators, between them, really said it all. It is so disheartening to think that men like him are in high office and, in his case, responsible for youth.
I agree that parents should keep their children away from the synod. Definitely.
My letter to George Soros is already in the post 😀
the scandal of “pedophilia”
Paris, le 23 février 2010
Regarding the scandal of “pedophilia”, it is the just consequence of the permissive current having occurred in the 1970s and that many faithful Catholics have denounced in vain…
From when I was a schoolboy, I do not remember having seen such behaviour, we did not even speak of this… This is still another fruit of the Vatican II Council!
The good Lord always has His time to get Justice! Remember the disastrous Father Oraison who had rebelled against the Pope because of “the obstinacy of the Holy Father in wishing to maintain the morality within the Church”! I remember that at the parish of the Assumption in Paris in the 16th district, at the exit of the Mass, the clergy swung to our face the encyclical “Humanae Vitae” that we were distributing. And the abandonment of the cassock as regards the bishops and priests and of the sackcloth as for the monks!…
The enemies of the Church and particularly of the Priesthood mock at us on all these serious breaches of morals… They are less exuberant when they themselves are concerned, as it is noticing when it comes to either Roman Polanski or Frederic Mitterrand or Daniel Cohn-Bendit etc…!
It is true that as regards the Church, it is reasonable to expect different behaviour!… Obviously, this is a great scandal in which the good priests, who are in majority, are unjustly charged and the consequences on many faithful who question correctly, not to mention the Holy Father, who has much in suffering of this…
Please let us pray for all their intentions!
You are so correct – prior to Vatican II, we never heard of such behaviour; priests were respected and while there would have been the odd “bad apple”, the epidemic we are witnessing now, is something else, altogether.
Where I think we may be parting company a little, is your reference to the “Holy Father who has much in suffering of this” – if you mean that you feel sympathy for him because he must be suffering as a result of the abuse scandals, I’m afraid I don’t see it that way at all. Papa Francis, by effectively endorsing homosexuality and sexual sin in general, is contributing hugely to the continuation of this scandal.
I was astounded to read that Cardinal McCarrick has been instructed to a life of prayer and penance – so astounded that my first, instinctive, reaction was “Yeah right… I’ll believe it when I see, hear, taste, smell and touch it!”
Totally agree with your closing sentence – we must, certainly, pray for all concerned in this horrendous, and worsening, clergy child abuse scandal.
I must specify that I wrote this reflection on February 23, 2010 and at that time the reigning Pope was Benedict XVI.
That explains it! Thank you for that clarification. I worried that you’d gone over to the enemy!
There is no danger, Editor!
Deo gratias, Lionel!
I wonder if Lionel was referring to Sr. Lucy’s “the Holy Father will have much to suffer”?
Regarding Cdl. Farrell, The Remnant’s Elizabeth Yore pretty much undressed (you should pardon the expression) his phony video: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3985-lock-him-up-the-predator-s-progeny
I also came across an article about the resignation of former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, who was in charge of the investigation (“National Review Board”) the last time this filth came over the dam in 2002. Here is an excerpt from Keating’s resignation, which he submitted because the US bishops refused to stop covering up their crimes:
“My remarks which some bishops found offensive, were deadly accurate. I make no apology. To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my church.”
He also said the bishops behaved like “Cosa Nostra.” And guess who was one of the first to criticize Keating’s resignation charges? Cdl. Roger Mahony!
Full article: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/pennsylvania-catholic-nuclear-bomb-grand-jury/
Rod Dreher has been hammering away at this scandal – I hope he continues. We are dealing with a worldwide epidemic, not merely a local sickness.
That is a very powerful comment from the Governor (Keating’s) resignation – very powerful indeed, and should have had the US bishops hanging their heads in utter shame. To have so distorted the Church of Christ that it appears as no better than a criminal organisation is a scandal of monumental proportions.
Do these bishops actually believe anything of the Faith? Do they honestly think they are not going to pay the heaviest price for their infidelity and the scandal they are causing.
God – literally – help them.
The Remnant article on Cardinal Farrell is excellent. Thank you for posting the link.
This “Stop the Synod” slogan (which hopefully turns into an active protest movement, even using Antifa-like tactics if necessary), reminds me of that perhaps apocryphal story of John XXIII exclaiming, on his deathbed, “Stop the Council!”
Perhaps Our Lord gave him a vision of the end result of his cherished “aggiornamento”: Uncle Ted, Wuerl the Girl, Farrell Over a Barrel, Cupich the ……….. well, never mind…..
I think The Remnant article makes a pretty good case that Bergoglio was elected precisely to attempt to normalize – i.e. – change Church teaching on – homosexuality.
I’m afraid I have never believed the claim that Pope John XXIII called out Stop the Council on his death bed – who on earth believes that such a call from the Pope OF the Council would have been allowed to be publicised? Not in a million years.
But Stop the Synod ? – count me in!
I have just deleted your post with the link because I don’t know what you thought you were copying, but it was material which I really don’t think you meant to be published. You did say if it didn’t work to delete, so I deleted it.
Next time you’re in this neck of the woods, I’ll organise a tutorial for you, a bargain at twice the price…
Editor, here’s what I wanted to post. I’ve copied and pasted it as the Google link didn’t work and I know not why. I await your tutorial at some later (much much later!!) date!!
Dear Troubled Catholics,
I have never seen so many “ordinary Catholics”-who usually never follow or hear about Church news-as deeply troubled as I have seen them in response to the recent revelations about the retired archbishop of Washington, DC.
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was asked by the pope to resign from his membership in the College of Cardinals and ordered to live in seclusion until a canonical trial can be held to verify the validity of charges of sexual abuse and harassment made against him. After the first brave person came forward (whose accusations were found credible by the Archdiocese of New York Review Board), more and more followed. The climate of fear among many of our clergy-the fear of being punished or marginalized if they report sexual immorality among their fellow clergy or leaders-is starting to break. Cardinal McCarrick is now known as Archbishop McCarrick.
What has been so disturbing to so many people is the fact that there had been numerous warnings to various church officials that he was a homosexual predator, harassing many seminarians, priests, and young boys, for many years, but nothing had ever been done about it, and he was continually promoted. Even after a delegation of priests and lay people went to Rome to warn the Vatican about the situation, he was promoted. Even after a leading Dominican priest wrote a letter to Cardinal O’Malley, nothing was done. Even after lawsuits accusing him of homosexual sexual harassment in two of his previous dioceses had been settled with financial awards, he was still promoted. And not only that, he became a key advisor to Pope Francis and offered advice on whom to appoint as bishops in the United States!
One young Catholic mother with two boys who was open to the priesthood for them said to me that she now has grave concerns about ever having one of her sons enter the seminary, given the corruption that has been revealed.
Another said she could no longer see anyone joining the Catholic Church, due to such bad leadership. She lamented about the difficulty this presents for evangelization.
Another said that seven people from her very small, rural parish had left the parish, because sexual sin is never spoken of and there is almost an exclusive emphasis on political issues. She now fears that even more will leave.
Another said that the only way this is ever going to change is if we simply stop giving to the bishops’ national collections and to our own dioceses and parishes’ collections, unless they are led by bishops who are willing to call a spade a spade and govern accordingly. To this day, there are quite a number of “gay friendly” parishes in even “good dioceses,” where those afflicted with homosexual temptation are not encouraged to live chaste lives or offered effective correction, but instead are confirmed in their sexual activity. It seems many bishops are afraid to tackle the local “homosexual lobbies” and choose to turn a blind eye.
This past weekend at Mass, the priest giving the sermon was more upset than I’ve ever seen him about the unfolding scandal. The Gospel was about how the weeds and the wheat grow up together and will only finally be separated at the judgment. It was unclear what the priest was actually saying, but we are certainly not called to “enable the weeds.” And shepherds in particular have the obligation to admonish the sinner and remove from ministry those who refuse to preach the truth and who encourage others in wrong doing. Yes, we will always have sin, but as Jesus said, “whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Mt 18:6).
There have been a veritable deluge of articles that have appeared from highly respected lay Catholics and priests saying that “enough is enough,” and we need to stop the cover-ups and get to the bottom of who is implicated in promoting men like this and covering up for them. We do.
In 2002, when the American bishops approved their “charter” that attempted to respond to the many cases of priest pedophilia that had come to light by that time, they conspicuously exempted themselves from their “zero tolerance” policy. Many priests have told me that they felt “thrown under the bus” by the bishops, who conveniently didn’t adopt policies to deal with their own tolerance of immoral behavior, cover-ups that allowed the pedophilia to go on for many years, or in some cases, their own immoral behavior. Another disturbing thing about the 2002 Charter is that-despite pleas to not ignore the fact that this is primarily a homosexual scandal, since most of the victims were adolescent boys rather than true children-the bishops decided not to tackle “the elephant in the room.” Could it be because they knew some of their brother bishops/cardinals were implicated, and they didn’t want to face the mess of cleaning it up? Now this refusal to acknowledge the “homosexual lobby,” as Pope Benedict termed it, is coming home to roost. But there’s not just a huge homosexual problem in the Church; unfortunately, heterosexual sin and financial malfeasance are common in many places as well. In some countries, a significant percentage of priests are living with concubines or fathering children by vulnerable women and giving scandal to the faithful, who often know about it. This is the case in Uganda, from which I have recently returned, and in many other countries as well. In these situations, the “protection” of the priests and the frequent disregard for their victims-the women and their children-cries out for justice.
And so, once again because of the pressure of lawsuits and the press, the bishops are talking about “developing new policies” that would apply to bishops. As a colleague at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, has said: “Isn’t it clear enough from the Gospel that covering up immoral behavior is itself wicked? Why do we need new policies when the teaching of Jesus and the apostles is so clear?” Can the words of the Old Testament prophets and Jesus Himself against false shepherds be any clearer or more devastating? (See Jeremiah 23:1-6; Matthew 23, etc.)
The Archbishop McCarrick case may prove to be the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” It may make the bureaucratic, carefully worded, evasive statements that have come from our leaders finally address sin and repentance, instead of the mere policies and processes they typically focus on. Could it be-finally-that the revelation of the long-term sexual harassment of seminarians and priests that never stopped Archbishop McCarrick’s rise in the hierarchy will be so totally repugnant that real repentance may actually start to happen? I have never prayed more for the pope and our leaders than I have in the last several years, and we all must continue to do so. More about that later.
Unfortunately, the Archbishop McCarrick case is certainly only the “tip of the iceberg.” The cumulative effect of revelation after revelation of immorality in high places is devastating. First, a number of years ago, a cardinal from Austria was forced to resign over homosexual activity; then, more recently, a cardinal from Scotland resigned over sexual harassment of seminarians and priests; and then the archbishop of Guam underwent a canonical trial in Rome over the sexual abuse of minors; and now cardinals in Chile (one of whom is on the pope’s Council of Cardinals that oversees reform) are under heavy suspicion for covering up homosexual abuse in their country. In fact, the whole bishops’ conference of Chile, acknowledging complicity in not taking seriously reports of a bishop’s cover up of sexual abuse, recently gave their resignations to the pope, and he has so far accepted several of them. The pope himself at first stubbornly backed the appointment of this bishop and dismissed the victims’ pleas as “calumny” and “gossip.” And before we could absorb this news, there was news of an archbishop in Australia getting a prison sentence for covering up abuse on the part of a priest. And just today, as I am writing this, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered the release of a grand jury report implicating more than 300 “predator priests” in six of the eight Pennsylvania dioceses involved in the sexual abuse of minors over many years.
Unfortunately, the rot is wide and deep and years of covering up abuse (and the concomitant reluctance to really preach the Gospel and call people to faith and repentance) and its ultimate exposure have injured the faith of millions. How shocking and tragic was it to see tens of thousands of Irish people in the streets of Dublin wildly celebrating that they could now legally kill babies!!!! Just when the Irish bishops needed to speak most strongly on fundamental moral issues, their credibility was destroyed when it was finally exposed that they had covered up abuse for decades. Satan is indeed like that wild boar Scripture talks about that rampages though the vineyard of the Lord because the hedges of protection have been destroyed (Ps 80:12-13). The corruption, ineptitude, and cowardice runs wide and deep, and its effects on the eternal salvation of millions, and the destiny of nations, is devastating.
Most recently, Cardinal Maradiaga of Honduras has seen his auxiliary bishop resign over homosexual and financial impropriety, and forty seminarians in his diocese publish a letter asking him to please root out the homosexual network in his seminary. This cardinal is Pope Francis’ chief advisor, the head of his “Council of Nine” that works closely with the pope in bringing about reform in Rome, and is mentioned as a possible successor to Pope Francis.
But continual reports of ongoing financial and sexual scandals suggest reform doesn’t seem to be happening. Recently, a male prostitute in Italy published the names and photos of sixty priests who frequent his services-with scarcely any comment from the shepherds. And the homosexual orgy in the apartment of a Vatican cardinal, used by his secretary, was met with a “no comment” by the Vatican press office. And then we hear also of a monsignor in the papal nuncio’s office in Washington, D.C., who suddenly leaves the country and is put on trial in the Vatican for trafficking in child pornography and is given a five year prison sentence.
I didn’t plan to discuss this whole situation, but it came up this summer when the thirty priests in my class at the seminary wanted to discuss Pope Francis’ leadership and the McCarrick scandal. We all agreed that Pope Francis has said and done some wonderful things (I teach his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel in one of my classes), but he also has said and done some things that are confusing and seem to have led to a growth of confusion and disunity in the Church. How can German and Polish bishops approach the question of whether divorced and remarried couples can receive Communion without getting an annulment in opposite ways, and the Church still retain an ability to speak to the contemporary culture with one voice? It can’t. And how long can Church officials speak about the “positive values” of “irregular relationships” until the average Catholic comes to believe that we no longer believe the words of Jesus that fornicators, adulterers, and those who actively practice homosexuality will not enter the kingdom of God unless they repent? How many still believe that there is really a hell and that, unless we repent from such serious sins before we die, we will go there? Have we ever heard from leading churchmen, even in Rome, in recent years, that adultery, fornication and homosexual relations are not only “irregular,” but gravely sinful? Has the creeping “universalism” (the belief that virtually everyone will be saved) so undermined the holy fear of God and belief in His clear word, which has been transmitted faithfully all these centuries and is found intact in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, that people have become “understanding” about persisting in grave sin with no fear of God or of hell? Has false compassion and presumption on God’s mercy replaced true love, which is based on truth, and the only appropriate response to God’s mercy-faith and repentance?
And what are we to make of the fact that so many of those advising the pope have questionable fidelity to the truth? How can we have confidence in Cardinal Maradiaga as the head of his Council of Cardinals when he is accused of financial impropriety (which he denies); he chose an active homosexual as his auxiliary bishop; and he allowed a homosexual network to grow up in his seminary, dismissing attempts to appeal to him to clean up the mess as unsubstantiated gossip? How can we have confidence in the pope’s main theological advisor, a theologian from Argentina who is most known for his book, The Art of the Kiss, or the pope’s main Italian theological advisor, who is known for his subtle dissent from the Church’s teaching in the area of sexuality and who tried to insert texts in the synods on the family that pushed the document in a permissive direction? And how can we have confidence in the recently appointed head of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family-an archbishop who commissioned a mural in his former cathedral in an Italian diocese from a homosexual artist who included homo-erotic themes in the mural, including a portrait of the archbishop in an ambiguous pose?
One godly woman just asked me last night if it was OK for her to be upset with what was happening. I sadly said yes, of course it is. How can we passively endure such corruption that runs so wide and deep? It is right to make our views known. It is right and necessary. But even more so, it is necessary to pray and offer sacrifices for the Church and her leaders at this time. It is necessary to pray that genuine reform, rooted in real repentance and an embrace of all the truths of the faith, would come out of this awful situation and that the Church, more deeply purified and humbled, may shine forth with the radiance of the face of Christ. But it is going to be a long way from here to there. Grave damage has been done to the credibility of the Church, and more will leave. Grave damage has been done to many of the flock, and reparation must be made; public repentance is called for. As Pope Benedict XVI wrote when he was a young priest, the Church will have to become smaller and more purified before it can again be a light to the world. The Church is going through a radical purification under the chastising hand of God, but already we can see a remnant of fervent renewal appearing all over the world, which is a sign indeed of hope and the renewal to come.
And so, what can we do as we continue to pray for the pope and our leaders that God may give them the wisdom and courage to deal with the root of the rot and bring about a real renewal of holiness and evangelization in the Church?
We need to go about our daily lives, trying to live each day in a way pleasing to God, loving Him and loving our neighbor, including the neighbor in our own families. We need to look to ourselves, lest we fall.
We need to remember that even though we have this treasure in earthen vessels (or as some translations put it, “cracked pots”), the treasure is no less the treasure. Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater! Baby Jesus is the treasure, and He is still as present as ever and still as ready to receive all who come to Him. And the Mass! Every day, He is willing to come to us in such a special way. Let’s attend daily Mass even more frequently, to offer the sacrifice of Jesus’ death and resurrection to God the Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for the salvation of souls and the purification of the Church.
We need to remember that the Catholic Church is indeed founded by Christ and, despite all problems, has within it the fullness of the means of salvation. Where else can we go? Nowhere; this is indeed our Mother and Home, and she needs our love, our prayers, and our persevering in the way of holiness more than ever.
We need to remember that there are many truly holy and dedicated bishops and priests, and we must pray for them and support them. They need and deserve our support.
We need to remember that this isn’t the first time such grave problems have beset the Church. In the fourteenth century, St. Catherine of Siena bemoaned the “stench of sin” coming from the papal court and prophesied that even the demons were disgusted by the homosexual activity he had tempted priests into and the cover up by their superiors! (See chapters 124-125 of Catherine of Siena’s The Dialogue.)
That isn’t to say that we don’t need to take seriously and do all we can in response to the grave scandal we are facing in our time. And yet we need to remember that all this is happening under the providence of God, and He has a plan to bring good out of it. It was even prophesied strongly in Mary’s apparitions in Akita, Japan. Jesus is still Lord and will use the current grave problems to bring about good.
And finally, I’m beginning to see why the Lord has impressed on me so strongly in the past year the urgent need to heed the appeals of Our Lady of Fatima. Indeed, as Mary said, “Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and to pray for them.” Let’s continue to pray and offer sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and as reparation for sin, and let’s pray the rosary daily as Mary requested, for peace in the world and true renewal in the Church.
Ralph Martin from The Renewal Ministries wrote the above letter. Sorry, I chopped of his signature by mistake!
I Googled Ralph Martin of The Renewal Ministries and got this link
I have no idea where you got the Google link but the above link – which is on the page where you copied the letter if you check at the top in the browser – is what you should have copied. You wrote that you don’t know why the Google link didn’t work and that is because ONLY the link on the page you are seeking to paste here, will work. If you click on the link I’ve put, it will take you through to the letter. then look up at the top of the page to the space where you will see the link. THAT is what you always copy when you want to paste a page for us here. Hope this helps a bit.
PS I post the link here without enthusiasm, I’m afraid because I am wary of Charismatic groups. I keep them very much at arm’s length – so much so that I just never visit any Charismatic outlet… that’s a very long arm 😀
The “Catholic” Charismatic movement was promoted early on (late 1960s) by the infamous Cdl. Leo Suenens, one of the Communist Cardinals and a major behind-the-scenes mastermind of the Vatican II revolution.
So keep that arm well extended….here’s a survey of that Protestant nonsense: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/ever-heard-of-the-catholic-charismatic-movement
That’s a very interesting article – but the author could have saved himself typing all those paragraphs, if he had only said at the beginning what he said at the very end…
“Excitement can be maintained only so long. At some point it ceases to satisfy.”
Ralph Martin has his head srewed on better than many in the Charismatic movement. I read his doctoral thesis on the universalism present in the Church which is effectively destroying her missionary identuty. It was very cogent in treating of the errors of Hans Urs von Balthazar and Karl Rahner, however, his ecumenical bias caused him to stumble into the same errors when it came to the status of non-Catholic “christians”.
However, the kid gloves with which he treats the popes in his letter show that he is part of the problem – he is enabling the criminals by his excessive deference.
It is not just faggoty Frank who promotes and enables the heretics and sodomites, but McCarrick was another one of JPII’s “Great” appointments – an appointment made in the face of serious warnings about his depravity. JPII was gravely negligent in many appointments he made and BXVI continued his policy of appointing heretics and sodomites to the episcopacy and the cardinalate. Perhaps it was for fear of a schism, but they seemed to appoint “one for me, one for you” when it came to balancing “liberals” off with “conservatives.” It mattered not to them that on occasion they appointed known heretics and perverts to high office in the Church, and of course Frank is just the same except on steroids. But to knowingly appoint a single bishop who is either a heretic, or a homosexual, or both, is a grave sin and sacrilege.
If the office of devil’s advocate had not been abolished, JPII would likely not be a saint today and Paul VI is another one who would be on shaky ground due to his “intimacy issues”.
It isn’t enough just to pray for the pope in the hope he will have some kind of Damascus Road conversion. He is actively working for Satan against Christ and he needs to be exposed and got rid of. Catholics need to stop believing in this “the Pope is a man-god” heresy and wake up to the fact that a “pope” who teaches that God wants people to sin is no friend of God and is a doubtful pope.
I’ve been praying a Rosary intention for at least 2, maybe 3 years, as follows:
“For the conversion of Jorge Bergoglio/Pope Francis, and/or his speedy removal from the Chair of Peter.”
No sign of any conversion thus far, but perhaps he will soon be buried under the slime of his own corruption. I suppose nothing happens speedily in the Church….except for modern “sainthoods”…..
Thank you for posting that very lengthy and detailed overview of the scandals afflicting the Church right now, notably those rooted in homosexuality.
I presume that the author is a priest – would have helped to know who was writing – although it is a pity that he mentioned Akita at the end (an unapproved apparition – why not Fatima?) but that, said, it’s a very useful commentary. [Ed: just seen your supplementary post naming the author! Must have gone up when I was typing this – thank you.]
Only one thing that would have made it stronger – if he’d highlighted the fact that Pope Francis is manifestly to blame for the worsening crisis, blatantly appointing bad priests to be bishops and bad bishops to be cardinals. That is a weakness of the letter, but, that said, it’s an appropriately pain-filled and very useful commentary.
He did mention Fatima in the last paragraph.
Oops! I see it now. Sorry about that, my oversight of [the end of] the overview!
Haha, you are a hoot. A very ‘umble one at that….. Here’s another interesting article, this time from 1peter5. I really hope it happens:
Just to ask the obvious question: where is the SSPX in all this? Here we have a golden opportunity for them to leverage the worldwide and unprecedented outrage of the laity, and lead the charge of the Church Militant against this filth. But so far, only silence.
Believe it or not, at least here in the UK, busy, busy, busy… thinking up novelties to introduce to the Mass. Yip. You heard that right. Await the next edition of Catholic Truth when all will be revealed!
Alfred Hitchcock…I mean Editor,
You have certainly piqued my curiosity….
“The Barque of Peter is stuck in an unholy sea of filth”, so begins the latest article from Michael Matt and Thomas More.
And so it is, and is enough to make the Angels and Saints weep. The stench of this “filth” must reach Heaven itself. Prayer and penance we need to do.
Than you for posting that link – I will read it later. Right now, I’m recovering from reading RCA Victor’s link below. Horrendous.
Here’s another revelation from a former priest formed in the allegedly orthodox Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska (NOT!): https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/monsignor-kalin-metoo-for-conservative-catholic-dioceses/
I’ve skimmed most of your link and it makes sickening reading. Truly horrendous. Will finish later.
I have always been teetotal, but I’m having second, third and fourth thoughts about it now…
Just don’t get slain in the spirit(s)….
I’ll do my best not to get slain, end of 😀
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Thank you, Hollie Greig Justice – glad you re-blogged the thread, although it was almost impossible to find in the midst of all those posters! Kidding! We HAVE discussed your cause in the past, as you probably know. Will pay a proper visit to your site soon – right now, time for me to hit the pubs and clubs!
Another disturbing analysis from a priest, about the bishops: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholic-abuse-this-is-what-priests-have-come-to-know/
Words fail – they really do. Having said that, here I go…
It’s really time to clean out the hierarchy; any bishop who has covered up sexual immorality by any priest, has to go. And any bishop guilty of such abuse should go further – the furthest jail around. I would reduce absolutely every priest and bishop involved in this sordid abuse to the lay state, without a second’s delay, were it within my power to do so. And I’d begin, NOT in the USA, but in Ireland. Then I’d get started on the churchmen in America. Then, laymen of YOUR calibre would be appointed as Pastoral Assistants to keep things ticking over, run Legion of Mary meetings and distribution centres for Catholic Truth, until we could sort out the wheat from the chaff and get some REAL priests in place. The mickey mouse monsters would all be in prison – for life. Until the real priests are in place, Rosary and Spiritual Reading would keep the flock on the straight (and that’s a deliberate pun) and narrow road that leads to Heaven.
I haven’t got a shred of sympathy of the likes of McCarrick: as you’ll see, I’m not even giving him his reduced title – he shouldn’t be an archbishop or any kind of bishop. He should be stacking shelves in the nearest supermarket, no offence to the supermarket shelf-stackers the world over.
I agree on the clean-out, but the hierarchy will not clean itself out, since they are the wolves in charge of the hen-house. Only the criminal justice systems of our various countries can do what needs to be done.
Meanwhile, I see that the Pope has appointed yet another pervert to a high-ranking position in the Vatican (Head of the Vatican Archives and Library), thus demonstrating his complete disdain for the outrage that is building around him. https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2018/08/breaking-practicing-homosexual.html
Another blogger has named this pervert: José Tolentino Mendonça. However, since this other blogger is a sedevacantist, I will not publish that link.
At this point, I think it is perfectly reasonable to consider whether Francis himself is a homosexual.
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