Well, at least someone understands what the problem is.
Paul Kalchik, a priest at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Chicago, says he has twice been sexually assaulted in his life.
A neighbor first sexually assaulted him as a child, Kalchik said, and it happened again with a Catholic priest when he was just 19, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. For Kalchik, the answer seems clear: Sexual abuse in the Catholic church is “definitely a gay thing.”
Now, the Catholic priest is facing controversy after he burned a rainbow flag at his church on September 14 in what he described as a “prayer of exorcism,” according to NBC News. Kalchik originally planned to burn the flag on September 29, the outlet reported, but the Archdiocese of Chicago told him he couldn’t when it heard about the idea.
Despite being warned against it, Kalchik cut the flag into seven pieces on Friday and then burned it “in the same fire pit that we used for the Easter vigil mass,” NBC News wrote.
Maybe Father Kalchik can write Atlanta Archbishop Gregory.
Not long ago, I called out our Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory. The supposed shepherd of the flock has coddled and enabled active homosexual priests in his Archdiocese, engaged in obfuscation of his deeds, and appointed another pro-homo priest to oversee the counseling of the victims of sexual abuse of priests.
While my words to (and about) him were blunt and direct, I initially was trying to give him the benefit of tthe doubt. I sent the Archbishop a private letter, encouraging him to take some remedial steps to right some wrongs in his jurisdiction. Then I found out about the Sodomite priest he continues to promote.
Now this. There is no doubt. Gregory fails to acknowledge that the sex abuse scandal from McCarrick, Wuerl, and now, Archbishop Gregory is a homosexual problem. Rather than taking steps to alleviate the problem, he has doubled down.
Gregory has received scores of letters. Many have been shared with me. And I can tell you unequivocally, that mine was among the calmer voices. And, what was the Archbishop’s response to the demands of his flock? He invites pro-homo Jesuit (which is getting to be redundant) to come address the faithful:
Archbishop Gregory isn’t the only one who has some serious ‘splaining to do.
Pope Francis covered up McCarrick abuse, former US nuncio testifies (OFFICIAL TEXT)
Lifesite news reports:
In an extraordinary 11-page written statement (see official English text below), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, claims that Pope Francis knew about strict canonical sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI but chose to repeal them.
In his testimony, dated August 22, Archbishop Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011-2016, states that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis,” and that Viganò personally spoke with Francis about the gravity of McCarrick’s abuse soon after his election in 2013.
But he says that Francis “continued to cover him” and not only did he “not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him” but also made McCarrick “his trusted counselor” who helped him to appoint a number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark.
Archbishop Viganò also implicates Cardinals Sodano, Bertone and Parolin in the cover-up and insists various other cardinals and bishops were well aware, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor as Archbishop of Washington D.C.
“I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it,” he writes. The Cardinal’s “recent statements that he knew nothing about it … are absolutely laughable. He lies shamelessly.”
Read the rest of the story on Lifesite News here.
God save us all.
Cardinal McCarrick spent decades misusing children, seminarians, and young priests. It’s worse than awful. Abusing children is not just a horrible sin; it’s also a crime. McCarrick may escape judgment in this life; unless he repents, he will not be so “lucky” in the next. His disgusting life and lifestyle were unknown to a few, but enabled by many who abused their own positions of trust by their silence, allowing McCarrick to abuse his. It really gives us a glimpse how dark, how perverse Sodomites tend to be.
My own Archbishop in Atlanta, Wilton Daniel Gregory was once upon a time (2000-2004) the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Gregory was also put in charge of investigating sexual abuse by the clergy. Earlier this month, he wrote a letter expressing his surprise at the McCarrick revelations.
It was the kind of stuff you’d expect of a career politician: platitudes, invocation of his own victim status (being hurt/disheartened/sad; basic girl stuff). He also attempted to distance himself from McCarrick (“I never knew or suspected the hidden side of [the] man”) . He was shocked. Shocked I tell you! All those years hobbing and knobbing. Not a clue. Shocking indeed!
Overcoming my indifference, I wrote a Letter to Archbishop Gregory. Frankly, I thought it would be an exercise in futility, which may turn out to be the case.
Mostly I was bothered by how much he talked about himself and his own feelings, that he never used the word “sin” or “homosexual.” Not even once. He seemed oblivious to the fact that this scandal is really a Sodomite problem. I thought oblivious. It might actually be indifferent.
I was also incensed that he had appointed a pro-homosexual priest to be in charge of “ministering to sex abuse victims.” Monsignor Henry Gracz was named as pastor of The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta by Archbishop Gregory. In purely theological terms this is called having the fox guard the hen house.
After my letter was mailed I discovered more darkness in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
In 2010, two priests in Atlanta got ratted out by one of the guys they were sharing fecal matter with, one Dale Chappell. They met in a Sodomite bar; didn’t tell Chappelle they were priests; and, were doing their nasty deeds in the church rectory among other places. One of the priests, took the room-temperature challenge and lost, presumably from a disease common to Sodomites.
The other priest, Juan Fernando Areiza, was a priest at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia. Archbishop Gregory removed Areiza from his post and sent him to counseling. When asked if Areiza was going to be restored to his priestly duties, Archbishop Gregory’s office responded that it was a possibility, but unlikely.
Perfect. I’d say breaking your vows, committing sacrilege, engaging in gravely disordered sexual activities, desecrating the rectory, frequenting gay bars, and scandalizing the people who you swore to help is definitely worth of the “possible, but unlikely” punishment. Oh, the humanity.
Even before Chappell had his public hissy-fit (because he was fine with sodomy and all, but sodomy with priests is icky and that went against his “religious and moral values”), Archbishop Gregory knew that Areiza had the revolving door thing going on in his basement apartment at the rectory, entertaining a perpetual stream of young men. Gregory knew and did nothing.
Gregory met with the Areiza’s accuser privately and promised “swift and certain” action against the priests (which is remarkably similar to the language Archbishop Gregory promised in his August 9, 2018 letter to the flock he purports to shepherd). “Swift and certain” is apparently archdiocesan code for “I’m telling my lawyers.” Gregory then sicked his super-lawyers on the twice-used Mr. Chappell. Nothing pisses off a sodomite faster than telling on him.
Archbishop Gregory’s public statement gives the impression that it’s all good, because everyone was an adult and gave their consent. Nothing to see here, move along citizens. And, never missing an opportunity to call sin a sin, Archbishop Gregory said – and I quote – “[crickets]”.
Gregory did say that the “Church is saddened and disappointed to learn of these inappropriate actions.” Hey, wait a minute! Those were the same words he used to describe the McCarrick scandal. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting Archbishop Gregory a thesaurus for Christmas.
But getting back to Areiza (you remember, the “possible, but unlikely” priest). On June 6, 2013, Archbishop Gregory announced that Areiza was given his very own parish, St. Francis of Assisi in Blairsville, Georgia. You know, it could be that Gregory just has a zany sense of humor (“Hey, Monsignor, I think I’ll send a sissy to Assisi.” I know, it’s not funny if you have to explain it). Or, it could be something else. Probably something else.
Then, in June of 2018, Gregory announced that Areiza is now assigned as pastor of Saint Pius X Church in Conyers, Georgia. Maybe the new motto for the Archdiocese should be, The Possibilities are Endless. Father Areiza really likes that one: he gets all giggly every time he hears it.
In stark contrast to Archbishop Gregory, stands Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin. Bishop Morlino also wrote a pastoral letter in response to the McCarrick scandal. Unlike Gregory, Bishop Morlino did not shrink and did not shirk:
There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all. To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further.
Gregory’s August 9th letter speaks volumes by what he doesn’t say. He mentions Jesus twice in the opening paragraph and “the People of God” twice, as well . . . but never God Himself. He doesn’t reference sin; doesn’t mention the homosexual behavior that goes to the demonic heart of this scandal. Zero. Nada. Zilch. He cannot fix what he refuses to acknowledge. I’m beginning to get the idea that he might not want to.
Consider Archbishop Gregory’s career – I believe the word choice in Holy Scripture is hireling. For part of the time that McCarrick was misusing young boys and men; Gregory was President of the USCCB; McCarrick and others were referring to each other (and themselves) using women’s names; Gregory didn’t have a clue. His August 9th letter generically calls out bishops who were “mishandling allegations of abuse”; yet he doesn’t name names. Doesn’t he want the sheep to know who the wolves are? As President of the USCCB, he spoke “in [his] own name and the name of the Church”; yet he immunized himself and the other bishops from pastoral duty by declaring it to be a “parish problem.” He offered “assurances” and nothing changed. Now he offers more platitudes and another plan to form – God help us – a commission! By his own admission, his first plan failed. His current proposal is nothing more than a bid for an instant replay. So, you tell me: are these the actions of a Shepherd . . . or a hireling?
Come to find out that hireling might be just a wee bit too generous. You know, the good thing about wolves in sheep’s clothing: They always leave wolf prints.
I guess this is nice. Hope it stays that way.
CNN reports (so it might be really fake news):
Pope Francis has opened a free laundromat for the poor in Rome, the Vatican said Monday. Six washing machines, six dryers and a number of irons have been donated by the Whirlpool Corporation, while Proctor and Gamble are furnishing laundry detergent and softener. The Vatican said the Pope’s laundromat is a service to “restore dignity to many people who are our brothers and sisters.”
The Republicans are opening a free laundromat in Washington DC. They fold for free.
Because of their “stupidity,” “pagan and atheist” ways, and “laws that go against God,” Italy and all of Europe will be Muslim in about 10 years, said Monsignor Carlo Liberati, the Catholic archbishop emeritus of Pompeii.
In a Q & A on Jan. 9 with the Italian Catholic journal La Fede Quotidiana, and translated in the Daily Mail and Express, the archbishop was asked if he was worried about terrorist attacks in Italy. He said, yes, but the real problem “is something else.”
“Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way,” he said, and “they make laws that go against God and follows practices that are proper to paganism.”
“All of this moral and religious decadence favors Islam,” said the archbishop. “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity.”
No worries. Together with us, they worship the same God. So it’s all good.
You know, I’ve written fairly extensively on the topic of Islam, especially in light of Paragraph 841 of the Catechism. If anyone’s interested in reading some of that you can go here, here, and here. I’d say I’ve gone out on a limb just a bit. In part I have done this because a) I like going out on a limb. It’s where all the nuts are; and, b) I want to believe and practice the truth. It’s one of the reasons I became a Catholic.
But though I’ve taken on people way smarter than I am – which is just about everyone and said some things in opposition to the Catechism, no one has really taken the time to tell me what I am missing. Perhaps raising the point that Islam is not a religion but a political system is a convenient distraction from the main point.
Assuming for purposes of discussion that I am wrong and Islam is a religion, and “together with us they worship God” is true, then how in the name of heaven do you deal with these swine who are not just blood thirsty but blood intoxicated? We don’t talk about bombing the Methodists because (as generally warped as their worldview is) they aren’t a threat. We want to evangelize both, but I don’t see a Methodist takeover of Europe on the horizon.
So go ahead, embrace Paragraph 841. Join with Francis Beckwith. Hail Islam as worshiping the same God as a practicing Catholic.
But in the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo: “You got some serious ‘splaining to do.”
I can’t wait to hear it.
Jordan nails it.
Not only does he call for a clean repeal and not just Obamacare Light, he also calls out his colleagues in Congress to do what they said they would do. It doesn’t stop there: Every Republican in Congress voted for this bill back when they knew Obama would veto it. Now that President Trump might actually sign the repeal, they don’t seem to be able to locate certain parts of their anatomy.