words? That's a good question for our bishops, don't you think?
Some make words mean whatever they say they mean - like Humpty Dumpty in Alice and Wonderland. So child rape and abuse become "horseplay," "boundary violations," and "inappropriate behavior." Their word manipulation reminds me of Screwtape advising his "nephew" Wormwood. I can just hear the bishop's conversation with the diocesan lawyer, safe-touch coordinator, and communications director.
Bishop: We need a strategy for shifting the conversation away from homosexuality.
Lawyer: Keep talking about all the procedures in place for protecting children and how successful they are. We have the volunteers signing agreements making them mandatory reporters. If there's an incident we can blame it on them.
Com. Director: I'll stress the problem of clericalism with the press and emphasize how heroic your response has been to the crisis.
Safe Touch Dir.: We're telling all the volunteers, staff, and teachers that child molesting isn't a homosexual problem. The VIRTUS materials do the same. In fact, I tell parents their children are safer with homosexuals than with heterosexuals. [N.B. A previous safe-touch director in Arlington, a young and foolish new mom, actually said that to me!]
Bishop: Good work! Avoid the word homosexual. Stress abuse in families. Maybe we can get Fr.
Steve Rosetti's quote about moms abusing their children under the pretext of cleaning them. You know -- emphasize how parents abuse their children. Use any rhetoric to take the spotlight off clerical homosexuality. I'll see what I can do about putting pressure on any bishops like that trouble-maker Morlino who are talking about a homosexual subculture.
Yup! Many Screwtapes and Wormwoods are wearing miters, episcopal rings, and pectoral crosses.
Cardinal Blase Cupich has shown himself to be an absolute master of jargon, perhaps the Humpty-Dumptyist of all the bishops. Cupich who is pro-gay and a big fan of Fr. James Martin and his gay propaganda recently said, "I really believe that the issue here is more about a culture of clericalism in which some who are ordained feel they are privileged and therefore protected so that they can do what they want....People, whether heterosexual or homosexual, need to live by the Gospel.... [I] would not want to reduce this simply to the fact that there are some priests who are homosexual. I think that is a diversion that gets away from the clericalism that’s much deeper as a part of this problem,”
Of course -- diversion. Now we certainly agree some of these bishops are experts in diversion. That's, in fact, exactly what some are doing with their words, words, words.
No! No! No!, you stupid idiots in the pew. It's not about homosexual priests despite the fact that 80% of the abuse described in the John Jay report in 2002 was adult men molesting adolescent boys and the majority of the cases in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report are the same. No! No! No! It's about clericalism, do you hear, clericalism!
|Hmm...Let's see, how can I divert |
the conversation away from homosexuality?
But Cardinal Cupich's words are simply an echo of his boss's rhetoric. Pope Francis in his recent letter about the crisis managed to write over 2,000 words without ever using the words "homosexual" or "same-sex attraction" or "pederasty." What did he emphasize? CLERICALISM. Are they all working from the same talking points manual? Sounds like it to me which makes one even more suspicious of a gay cabal:
Clericalism, whether fostered by priests themselves or by lay persons, leads to an excision in the ecclesial body that supports and helps to perpetuate many of the evils that we are condemning today. [Exactly what evils, Your Holiness?] To say “no” to abuse is to say an emphatic “no” to all forms of clericalism [Huh?]....It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities [most of which were homosexual!] by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable. Let us beg forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of others. An awareness of sin helps us to acknowledge the errors, the crimes and the wounds caused in the past and allows us, in the present, to be more open and committed along a journey of renewed conversion. [Let's once again dilute the responsibility of the who actually committed the atrocities and crime and shift the blame to EVERYBODY.]
|They are all using the sodomy|
avoidance bishops' manual!
ruse used by McCarrick et al to hide reality:
McCarrick [one of the movers and shakers at the Land o' Lakes conference] was also one of the main movers in Dallas in 2002, when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops twisted themselves into pretzels so as not to bring up the staggeringly plain facts of the clergy sex scandal. That is, more than four-fifths of the victims were boys, and most of those boys were big kids, not little kids—big enough to resist the advances of a grown man. They were seduced, not overcome by sheer physical force. That, as I’ve said elsewhere, does not make the deed less miserable. In a crucial way it makes it worse, because the boys were inveigled into cooperation with their own defilement, and so they could never say that they had no part in it.
In an interview with USA Today, from June 2002, speaking about the upcoming conference in Dallas, McCarrick tries to parry the whole question of homosexuality. When the interviewer brings it up, ....[that homosexual men should be disqualified as candidates to the priesthood] McCarrick makes the standard move, balancing homosexuality with heterosexuality.That's it -- nothing to see here. Homosexuals are really no different from heterosexuals. They aren't more promiscuous. They're no threat to children. Their disordered view of the world doesn't impact their ability to be good priests. So they take videos of the little cherubs' genitals in the Roman cathedrals zooming in to get a good shot of their "privates." (Next best thing to real child porn.) And they take videos of dogs mating in the street. Doesn't everybody? [N.B. This really happened and I've seen the video and know the priests.] It's no crime. It's all just gay fun. None of them would be tempted to actually touch the genitals of the little cherubs in their parishes. Would they?
Which leads me to Fr. Haley's proverbial question. If he, as a man attracted to women, can't live in a convent full of nuns -- eating meals together, sharing recreation together, laughing and joking and possibly flirting -- WHY is it okay for men who are attracted to men to live in intimate situations with the sources of their attraction where they have ample opportunities to groom altar boys and young men?
Good question! And it's NEVER received an adequate answer. So the gay priests enjoy their hidden life of fancy dinners with their boyfriends, vacations at gay hotspots, "retreats" in Vegas, etc.
No, Pope Francis, Cardinal Wuerl, and Cardinal Cupich, it's NOT primarily or even secondarily about clericalism; it's about promoting and advancing the gay lifestyle. And it's time to put it to a stop! We're sick of your words. Show us your actions and show us now!