September 9, 2018

“But if anyone abuses one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would be better for him to have a heavy boulder tied around his neck and be hurled into the deepest sea than to face the punishment he deserves!” — Mark 9:42

To me this is unfathomable.

At least 1,000 children were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, as senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.
The grand jury report, which states in excess of 300 clergy committed abuse over a period of decades from the mid-1950s, the “real number” of abused children could be “in the thousands,” since numerous records were either lost or victims were afraid to come forward. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the two-year investigation found a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in both the Keystone State and the Vatican.

“The cover-up was sophisticated. And all the while, shockingly, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the cover-up,” said Shapiro at a press conference in Harrisburg. “These documents, from the dioceses’ own ‘Secret Archives,’ formed the backbone of this investigation.”

If this doesn’t disgust you nothing else will.

And if this doesn’t disgust you nothing else will. To even think anyone in the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy could be so tone deaf and so cold is hard to fathom. How such an ignorant, vile disgrace to the Church could have been ordained tells you as much about the morality and character of the Church’s leadership as anything else – after all, it is demons like this who choose who are choosing who is being ordained these days and who is not.

Eric Erickson nails it when he writes:

I am not Catholic but have many Catholic friends, for whom I grieve. The church is exposed now to the devil, and regardless of your politics or faith, this is a scandal about which you should care deeply. It is exposing not just the church hierarchy but also the American media that once prided themselves on uncovering abuse within the church. Now, instead, our social betters in the press have taken the position that molesting children is bad but homophobia is worse.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to the United States, has released an 11-page testimony assailing the church for turning a blind eye to the sexual depravity and abuse of Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington. He has named names, exposing a church hierarchy that allowed open homosexual conduct into its seminaries and offices. Some men of the church, having taken vows of chastity and celibacy, have been not only sleeping around but preying on young men with the knowledge of their superiors.

…Then, of course, there are the American media. The New York Times and other media outlets have pointed out that Vigano is a conservative theologian opposed to letting gays in the church. Therefore, according to our social elite, his charges are without merit, and the press will not investigate. The crisis of the Catholic Church has arrived, and we are learning what its leaders are made of. Too many, sadly, are made of pieces of silver. The priests of the church, the crisis upon them, will now reveal who they are by whether they stand up for the little ones and truth itself.

Methinks Pope Francis’s tweet about “communicating a lifestyle” (hastily deleted, of course) speaks volumes about how the Roman Catholic Church sees its modern-day mission and what it considers its priorities. But this is what happens when you have a Church that for decades has become a haven for homosexual predators and pedophiles who were allowed to move into the Church’s hierarchy and bring their own perversions along with their ordination vows. And as they did, it encouraged more of the same to be ordained as priests and to live out those perversions without any fear of reprimand, turning the Church into a sort of ecclesiastical Provincetown or Key West. Harsh words, perhaps, but 100% true. These people may be priests through ordination, but what they really are are monsters. And God damns the Roman Catholic Church for allowing this to happen.

As you can tell, my emotions run pretty hot when it comes to this kind of thing, seeing modern-day Christianity dissolving before our very eyes from the satanic onslaught of modern liberalism and political correctness. It isn’t accidental by any stretch of the imagination: they’re hell-bent (literally!) on destroying the orthodoxy of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and replacing it with the “New Trinity” of Acceptance, Tolerance, and Diversity. And it’s not just the Roman Catholic Church; you see it with the damned rainbow flags and banners that adorn seemingly every Episcopal, Lutheran, and Presbyterian church property. Because, as you know, modern-day Protestanism could care less about the God they worship; it’s far more important to make sure deviants find a “safe place” where they can test just how inclusive God can be when it comes to human sexuality. And to hell with everyone else.

It’s all bullshit – the Church, its leadership, and the ass-kissers who support it in the pews.

And Satan has to be pleased with what he sees.

Returning to the Roman Catholic Church, one would think that this would serve as a “teachable moment” when it comes to honesty, humility, repentance, and a commitment to weeding out any bad actor who even has a hint of trouble in his background. But no, instead, you have a radical leftist, social-justice warrior Pope who sees the issues of Climate Change, Open Borders, and Immigration as the true causes of the Church. The fact you have a Pope tweeting about the dangers of plastic when his church is awash in sexual abuse scandal ought to tell you far more about the man – and the Church – than anything else. Climate change? Open borders? Immigration?

If you’re a politician, that kind of thing might be well within your scope of interest. But the Roman Catholic Church? The Church upon which the rock of St. Peter was founded? How about simply communicating the following:
1. We preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ
2. We worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
3. We hold up the lives of the Saints as something to strive for in our own daily lives
4. We live the Church’s faith
5. And when we fail in any of the above, we confess our sins and ask Our Lord for the grace to do better

Don’t get me wrong here: this is not about homosexuality – although to a certain extent it is. Personally, I could care less what, how, or who a person sees themselves and lives their lives out sexually. The problem is, the modern-day Church has placed sexuality about faithfulness and humility. We are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s wishes, plans, and hopes for us. Which is where the rubber hits the road, doesn’t it? The sad truth is, these Roman Catholic priests have put their perversions and sexual inclinations above their “supposed” sacred callings to the priesthood. Having a keen sense of just what a true calling is, I believe these demons entered into the Church to destroy it from within. And if there is a God, may they all be condemned to the farthest reaches of Hell.

I’m not going to preach here and tell Christians what they ought to do. Everyone’s salvation lies within their own reach; everyone needs to pursue their own relationship with God, whether inside or outside the Church, in the best way they know how. Seek good above all else and avoid evil above all else, I heard one priest say on one of our Caribbean cruises many years ago. Personally, I think it’s pretty damned good advice, no matter who you are or what you are. Just don’t lift up your local parish priest to be some paragon of virtue, because he’s not. In fact, when it comes to one’s own path to righteousness and salvation, you’re probably far more ahead of him than you could imagine.

Seek good and avoid evil. In any or every manner they manifest themselves in. Put not your faith and trust in the leadership of any Church. They are all corrupt. They are all political. Instead, put your faith in yourself and relating your life to God’s Word as it exists in the Gospels. In my view, you can’t do any better than the Gospel of Mark. His Jesus would have known what to do with the Church of today: the merchants and the moneychangers in the Temple come to mind.

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