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.
Odd, isn’t it that Pope Francis has such a tender spot for Judas the betrayer of Christ? In Monday’s (11/4/2016) homily at Msgr. Ricca’s residence, Pope Francis opined, “It hurts when I read that small passage from the Gospel of Matthew, when Judas, who has repented, goes to the priests and says: ‘I have sinned’ and wants to give … and gives them the coins. ‘Who cares! – they say to him: it’s none of our business!’ They closed their hearts before this poor, repentant man, who did not know what to do. And he went and hanged himself.” (Vatican Radio) [Note: Pope Francis really did call Judas a “poor, repentant man” !]
To Francis, Judas “repented”, even though Judas never acknowledged his sin to Jesus Christ, who is the One whom he offended. For Francis, Judas’s worldly regret expressed to the “doctors of the law” was sufficient, ignoring Jesus entirely. Odd that this Vicar of Christ seems not to understand that the victim of every sin is Jesus Christ and reparation must be to Him.
So, Pope Francis teaches us, Judas was “this poor, repentant man”. Thus, once again Pope Francis is greater in mercy than Our Lord Jesus Christ, who prayed to His Father, shortly before Judas betrayed Him, “While I was with them, I kept them in Thy name. Those whom Thou gavest me have I kept; and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled. (John 17, 12)
Thinking on this strange Pope’s even stranger affinity for Judas recalled to mind Father Malachi Martin’s writing about the Judas Complex among the Modernist Churchmen who infest the Church. His 1990 book, “The Keys of This Blood”, has a final portion titled “Coda, the Protocol of Salvation” which contains a fascinating analysis of the precise situation in which we find ourselves today, under a pope who asserts himself as more merciful and practical than Jesus Christ, whom he insists he represents. Indeed, as he himself reminds us, he is “by the will of Christ Himself – the supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful”. And that he enjoys, “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”.
The term “Coda” refers to something that ends a work, its completion, and not only refers to the end of the book, but also the completion of the modernist revolution in the Church. In the first chapter of Coda, Fr. Martin explains the Judas Complex, that is, the compromise engaged in by the worldly, pragmatic Judas, who was certain that he was destined to steer Jesus away from His impractical insistence on the spiritual at the expense of the “real concerns of those living in the real world”. Martin writes that initially, Judas was certain that he could, by a “decent compromise, ensure Jesus’ success in the world by compacting with the world’s leaders.”
A year ago, Randy Engel wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis. Mrs. Engel is well known as the author of the “Rite of Sodomy – Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”, an exhaustive review of the corruption of the Church by sodomitical heretics. Her Open Letter is a tour de force of the disgusting subject of homosexuality within the ranks of the Catholic clergy and a poignant plea for the Holy Father to protect the faithful by establishing a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Church. Events of the past year have shown the wisdom of Mrs. Engel’s concerns. And so, I offer several excerpts from Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter. The article in its entirety can be found here.
Engel quite ably makes her case that the vice of sodomy has been firmly opposed by St. John Chrysostom, St. Peter Damian, St. Thomas Aquinas and has always and everywhere in the Church been condemned as a harmful vice. And yet, following Vatican II, the Church has substantially softened her stance and now appears to be tolerant of this vice.
“The effect of all this pandering by the Church to the forces of organized perversion is that the average Catholic …, has been systematically stripped of the natural and supernatural revulsion that the normal person feels when confronted with sexual perversion.” She then calls for the closing down and exorcizing of “Catholic gay parishes” and the termination of “Catholic gay ministries” supported by Episcopal Conferences, including the notorious Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco and St. Xavier Parish in Manhattan.
“You frequently talk about the need for social justice and ministries for the poor and disenfranchised, but I have yet to see the Holy See promote a special ministry of compassion and healing to the victims of clerical sexual abuse and their families, who are routinely treated as “enemies” of the Church instead of beloved members of the parish family who have been victimized by clerical miscreants in the name of God. … “
Engel then reviewed the case of Msgr. Ricca, whom Pope Francis had just appointed to the prestigious post of Prelate of the Institute for Religious Works (Vatican Bank). Ricca was forced to leave his post at the Papal Nunciature in Uruguay due to the public nature of his scandalous affair with his Swiss Army lover, Patrick Haari. The fact that Pope Francis continues to stay in the Santa Marta Guest House which is run by Msgr. Ricca and the same Ricca continues in his position of authority in the Vatican Bank bears eloquent testimony to the support that the homosexual agenda has in this papacy.
In making her case, Mrs. Engel frequently has recourse to graphic and shocking information regarding homosexuality and I cannot put such information on this site, but must point out that revolting as it is, this information is important for you to understand the severity of the threat to the Church which is posed by the widespread tolerance and even encouragement that the Church hierarchy gives to sodomites. For this information, please refer to Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter at the following link .
In fact, I believe the homosexual agenda counts on our reticence regarding these matters, to screen their revolting behavior. Our silence helps them achieve their goals. After reading Engel’s Open Letter in its entirety, it becomes apparent that a terrible blasphemy is being promoted within the Church under Pope Francis’s new “mercy”, which finds special virtues in such disgusting sins and yet sees nothing but reprehensible behavior in faithful Catholics.
Engel’s Open Letter calls for for a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Catholic Church, noting that,
“It is strange that despite more than three decades of clerical sexual abuse scandals in the Church, most linked to pederasty, neither you nor any of your post-Conciliar predecessors have ever made any attempt to investigate the extent and consequences of the dual plague of homosexuality and pederasty on the Catholic diocesan priesthood and religious life, and on the life of the Catholic laity? With thousands of convicted clerical abusers, and hundreds of thousands of victims, and billions paid out in legal and reparation fees world-wide, isn’t it time that such an investigation were instituted?”
Engel asks, “How far does the Church intend to extend its invitation to these deviant elements in our society without facing charges of endangering the faith and morals of the Catholic laity, especially Catholic youth?” One year after Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter to Pope Francis, we have seen how far the Pope will go. He has stubbornly insisted on keeping the pro-homosexual portions of the Synod’s Midterm Report in the final document. This next year will be a battleground between faithful Catholics and the forces of modernism lead by Pope Francis.
It saddens me that this post on my rarely seen blog is perhaps the only recognition that Randy Engel’s brave efforts will receive. However, I hope that faithful Catholics will continue to offer rosaries and penances to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the poor besieged Bride of Christ, suffering so much from this shameful pope.
The depravity and apostasy corrupting the Church today is directly related to the continued refusals of the popes to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s request. But we faithful Catholics are also to blame. We are called to repentance, reparation and prayer. Instead of wringing our hands over what the popes and hierarchy have failed to do, we need to get busy doing our part. Prepare now to renew your Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on her feast day, 8 December. And live your consecration moment by moment. At least, these times provide us with plenty of opportunities to “offer it up”, don’t they!
The following is reposted from the Lepanto Foundation. Professor Roberto de Mattei is undoubtedly the foremost defender of Catholic liturgy and dogma in the world today. With his genius for putting today’s events in the context of history, Dr. Mattei helps us understand the unfolding of the great chastisement which continues apace. The bolded portions are my emphasis.
Entrusting 2014 to Mary, the Queen of History
(by Roberto de Mattei) At the break of dawn of January 1, 1914, Europe was immersed in the tranquil opulence of the Belle Époque and still trusted in the brilliantprogress of humanity. The Twentieth Century had begun steeped in the naive presumption that original sin was a myth and that the evils and errors which afflict man because of his fallen nature had been eradicated forever. Who could have imagined that the year 1914 would have been the start of an era of death and destruction on a worldwide scale?
And yet less than one week after the murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, which took place on June 28, the nations of Europe rushed into a terrible war. From 1914 to 1918 the flower of European youth fought and died in fratricidal combat. Almost nine million men went missing from the roll callat the end of this global conflagration. It was during the war that the modern form of communism, which had grown out of the socialist movements of the previous century, burst forth into political history in Russia to spread its errors throughout the world.
Appearing in Fatima on the 13th of May 1917, the very year of the Communist Revolution in Russia, Our Lady provided the key to interpreting what was happening in those turbulent times and what would happen as the century moved ahead: it concerned a chastisement for the sins of humanity. Two years later, but still unaware of the great revelations that had been vouchsafed the three little shepherds of Cova da Iria, a great Catholic author, Mgr. Henri Delassus, wrote a profound book entitled Les pourquoi de la première guerre mondiale (1919) that similarly argued that every war constitutes a punishment for the sins of the belligerent nations. War is an act of justice, he explained, but also an act of supreme mercy, because by means of the suffering it induces, it opens sinful hearts to the truth and goodness from which men have strayed. Continue reading “Consecrate 2014 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary”→