|St. James: a sword for Santiago's bishop?
The number of priests and bishops having sex with minors was not the primary or central focus of the study [A Secret World; Sexuality and the Search for Celibacy]. But my calculation of 6% (six percent) clergy abusers as a base line has held up very well. [ the most recent validation is between 6 ½ and 9% in the U.S. Some dioceses have registered 23%. Some religious houses have recorded 25%.] Sexual violation within the RC clergy is systemic. I say that on the basis of observation and scientific conclusion. And I say that with empathy and concern.
Now that aspect of the sexual crisis is well known around the world. The crisis behind the scandal will be the next phase of reality with which to come to terms: Namely: the broad range and frequency of sexual behaviors registered in the clerical system. “At any one time no more than 50% of priests are practicing celibacy.” [emphasis by author]The letter goes on to address the homosexual problem at the highest levels in the Vatican. As Sipe points out, "Sooner or later it will become broadly obvious that there is a systemic connection between the sexual activity by, among and between clerics in positions of authority and control, and the abuse of children." Sipe does not shrink from naming names of prominent clerics like Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Roger Mahony who, after destroying the Church in L.A., continues to masquerade as a serious, faithful Catholic on his personal blog.
In 2013, Randy Engel sent an open letter to Pope Francis urging the establishment of a papal commission to examine the problem of homosexuality and pederasty in the Church and observing the pope's use of the gay collective's terminology and asking him to "stop it." More recently, Engel wrote an article pointing out Pope Francis' use of "vile words" [coprophilia and coprophagia], terms in fact used to describe depraved homosexual practices. The pope used them in the context of journalists and "false news." He used the same terms several years ago for those who focused on the negative.
|Oriental latrine fly feeding on feces
Pray for Holy Mother Church. When she is led by a cadre of cardinals and other clerics who are non-celibate and eager to promote acceptance of pederasty it is no wonder we are in such trouble. Having said that, I urge readers to use this information, not to become discouraged, but to fight for the authentic faith. Expose the rot and refuse to join those who enable it by seeing only sweetness and light. Join and support groups like The Lepanto Institute. I invite you to join me and my husband in being monthly subscribers. You do not preserve the faith by whitewashing the outside of tombs filled with rotting corpses. We need more men and women following the examples of John the Baptist, St. James, and Joan of Arc! Pray, fast, and fight! We are, after all, the Church MILITANT!