Homosexual Clerics and the Hatred for Life
I apologise for the past few articles regarding the corruption in the Vatican. It is unpleasant to talk about but
needs to be placed in perspective. The corruption pouring forth now from the Bergoglian Vatican has actually been a growing undercurrent for well over 100 years. It was given fresh impetus with Vatican II and now, as Our Lord and His most Blessed Mother are driven out by the pride, presumption and lust of the current occupants, the Vatican’s thin veneer should burst to reveal the tawdry squalor within.
As upsetting as the Capozzi sex-capades are, even more disappointing is the indifference of so many Catholics to this and the many other scandals under Pope Francis. The healthy Catholic response to the homosexual orgy and drug smuggling that fueled it, should be righteous indignation. But many Catholics today have become so indoctrinated to be “tolerant” of grave sin that they no longer object to the openly homosexual clergy and do not even become concerned when Pope Francis clears out the pro-life members of the Pontifical Academy for Life and appoints people like the Anglican Nigel Biggar who supports abortion and Katarina le Blanc who ghoulishly uses the stem cells from aborted babies in her research, thus supporting trafficking in murdered preborn infants.
In the midst of this most recent outbreak of scandal, I returned to a book I treasure, written almost one thousand years ago by a great saint in the Church. Although even the Catholic Encyclopedia tries to cast aspersions on his work, St. Peter Damian’s inspired genius is as appropriate for today as it was those many centuries ago, and today we have the excellent translation (here) by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman as well. St. Peter Damian’s “Liber Gomorrhianus” or “Book of Gomorrah” is far and away the most impassioned denunciation of sexual perversion ever penned by a Catholic saint.
St. Peter Damian wrote in the eleventh century, a time in which as Hoffman notes, “The popes had politicized the papacy by appropriating its spiritual functions for secular ends.” Incredible isn’t it to see how history just keeps repeating itself and I guess it will do so until we finally grasp its lessons!
St. Peter Damian knew that it was necessary to define the problem in clear, unambiguous terms, avoiding all polite euphemisms. His writings show that he was aware that some could construe them as a source of scandal to the vulnerable. He also knew that his words and actions would arouse undying enmity from the vicious men who engage in these behaviors. But he so loved Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Church, the most pure Bride of Christ, that he fearlessly denounced “the cancer of sodomy” and urged the Pope for a reform to purify the Church.
Here is St. Peter Damian’s response to those who object to his criticism of priests and prelates who engage in this vice:
If, however, this little book might have reached the hands of anyone whose conscience cannot at all bear what is written above, and is by chance displeased by it, and accuses me of being a traitor and an informer of the crimes of my brothers, he should know that I have sought with all zeal the favor of the interior Judge, but do not fear the hatred of the depraved or the tongues of detractors. Indeed, I prefer to be thrown innocent into a well with Joseph, who accused his brothers of the worst of crimes to their father, than to be punished by the retribution of divine fury with Eli, who saw the evil of his children and was silent. For, knowing that the divine voice threatens frighteningly by the mouth of the prophet saying, “If you see your brother doing evil, and you do not correct him, I will require his blood from your hand,” who am I to watch such a noxious crime spreading among those in holy orders and keeping silent, to dare to await the accounting of divine punishment as the murderer of another’s soul, and to begin to be made a debtor of that guilt of which I had been by no means the author? …
For how am I loving my neighbor as myself, if I negligently allow the wound, by which I do not doubt him to be dying a cruel death, to fester in his soul? Seeing therefore the spiritual wounds, should I neglect to cure them by the surgery of words? …
“…if the worst sin is blasphemy, I do not know in what sense sodomy is better. For the former causes men to stray, the latter, to perish. The former separates the soul from God; the latter joins it to the devil.”
Today, I will offer only a brief excerpt from the Book of Gomorrah to illustrate the proper Catholic response to the vices so tragically on display in the Bergoglian Vatican.
“It seems to us exceedingly absurd that those who are habitually corrupted by this festering contagion should dare to be promoted to a grade of order or to continue in the grade to which they were already promoted. It is proven to be both contrary to reason and adverse to the canonical sanctions of the Fathers. … Certainly, this disgrace is not unworthily believed to be the worst of all offenses, since tradition holds that the omnipotent God has always regarded it as hateful, and when he had not yet placed a legal precept prohibiting it along with the other vices, he was already condemning it with the censure of strict retribution— not to mention that he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, which were two distinguished cities, and all the neighboring regions, with sulfur and fire sent from heaven. He struck Onan, the son of Jude, with an untimely death because of this nefarious offense, according to the Scripture, which says: “Onan … knowing that the children should not be his, when he went in to his brother’s wife, he spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his brother’s name. And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing.” Moreover, in the law it is said, “He that lieth with a man as if he should company with woman, both have committed abomination, dying let them die, their blood be upon them.”
The saint then adds, “it is clearer than light that it is altogether against the norm of sacred law, altogether against the standard of divine authority, to promote anyone to ecclesiastical order who has been convicted of having lain between masculine thighs in fornication, which is undoubtedly a mortal sin.”
Why is this sin so prevalent in the Conciliar Church? If you read the above carefully it becomes clear that the sin of Sodom is the sin of using the gift of God for one’s own pleasure, spurning God’s intended use for us. What was Onan’s “nefarious offense”? According to sacred scripture, the detestable thing for which the Lord God slew him was that he wasted his seed in order to prevent life. The most disgusting perversions we see today resulted in large part from the actions of that pathetic Pope who is often mistakenly honored today for his encyclical, “Humanae Vitae“.
Regarding Paul VI’s encyclical, I refer you to authors Malachi Martin and Randy Engel. Father Martin’s monumental work, “Jesuits“ speaks of Humane Vitae and the Jesuits’ role in undermining it from an insider perspective:
Among Jesuit intellectuals, there was not even such transparent attempts to appear obedient or supportive. The United States Jesuit publication America Magazine, under a new editor, Donald Campion, S.J., published two articles criticizing and attacking Humanae Vitae. Almost as quickly, Germany’s theological heavyweight, the widely revered Karl Rahner, S.J., who had helped the German bishops write their two-faced answer to Paul’s encyclical, came out under his own name with a forceful and unequivocal attack that was nothing less than a challenge to papal infallibility in matters of faith and morals. All the Pope’s arguments, puffed Rahner, are “actually, materially and substantially false.”
Fr. Martin tells us of the Jesuit Superior General, Father Pedro Arrupe, “After all of his travels to date, he knew quite well the attitudes of many of his men. He knew, too, that in certain areas they promoted contraception and even received grants from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
In a footnote, Martin explains,
The situation among the Jesuits in the Philippines, for example, which only came to light in 1971, was such that Father J. B. Reuter, Superior of the Jesuits engaged in social communications in East Asia, accepted grants from Family Planning International, a division of PPFA, on condition that the Jesuits submit “a report on the amount of contraceptives by type and quantity used and on hand at the end of each quarter and grant year.” Reuter, in commenting on his apostolate, said that in it “emphasis will be to legitimize the involvement of Catholics in family planning programs.”
Randy Engel’s Volume V of “The Rite of Sodomy” has a chapter on Paul VI’s undermining of his own encyclical. The chapter’s subheading is, “The Humanae Vitae Debacle or a lesson on how to undermine Church doctrine and morals without changing Church doctrine and morals.” Engel makes the case that the encyclical was preceded by six years of ferment and rumors – a papal commission was announced in the reign of John XXIII to “re-examine the Church’s stance on birth control”. During these six years, rumors ran rampant and I can personally testify that we women of child bearing age were counselled by our confessors to simply, “follow your conscience” and even, ‘do what your heart tells you”. Imagine our surprise when Humanae Vitae finally arrived! But then, the news was filled with leading Catholic authorities countermanding the pope, with impunity, for Pope Paul VI failed to clarify and a dubious law does not bind, as the adage goes.
Thus, the total effect of the long-delayed affirmation of the ban on contraception, combined with the failure to discipline those in positions of authority in the Church who were in a state of rebellion against both the teaching against contraception and also the Church’s authority to impose its teachings did incalculable harm. Engels adds,
Yet there still remains one further factor that needs to be considered when examining the Homosexual Collective’s extraordinary success in colonizing the Catholic Church in the United States and abroad, and that is the matter of Pope Paul VI’s alleged own habituation to the vice of homosexuality.”
We have already covered, for the most part the sad story of Pope Paul’s tragic weakness, “Locusts, Smoke and Cocopalmerio, oh my“, and so will end this portion.
The basis of homosexuality is the rejection of the sacredness of life, causing a twisting of the natural joy of life and love into a depraved craving for narcissistic pleasure in sex as an end in itself. This perverted and proud self-love is also shown in the contraceptive/abortion mentality. It is altogether to be expected that the Bergoglian Church embraces the powerful forces of anti-life. Eponymous Flower has a post covering the Bishops of France and their praise for Simone Veil, the woman who was responsible for France’s Abortion Law. Although she has gone to face her judgment with the blood of 7.5 million aborted, the French Bishops applauded her by writing, “We salute your greatness as a woman of state, your will, to fight for a fraternal [Masonic?] Europe, your conviction that abortion is a drama.” I confess that last sentence was unintelligible to me, but perhaps it is because I am not as immersed in the Lavender milieu as their Excellencies are. Perhaps more cocaine?
What remains to be said?
In another post, “Meditations on the Our Father”, we recalled:
St. John tells us in his First Epistle, Chapter Two, “For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever.” Now, it has always been the teaching of the Church, from the earliest times that the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience counteract these sins.
Insofar as the institutional Church abandons her age-old wisdom, she will find herself, as Cardinal Manning foretold (here), the Church of God … will be deprived of protection. It will be weakened, baffled, and prostrate, and will lie bleeding at the feet of the powers of this world.”
At Fatima, 100 years ago, Our Lady of the Rosary gave us a plan to return to the grace and mercy of God. For an entire century, the Church has spurned it, with increasingly dire consequences. But it is never too late to turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in prayer and reparation. But who will hear this today? Who will answer?
Please, pray the Rosary and confound satan and all who serve him!
Other posts in this series:
For Pope Paul VI’s unique place in the Apocalypse, see The Fifth Trumpet Part 2.
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!
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