Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Episcopal casting couch

From Rod Dreher at The American Conservative:

Jake Tapper’s retweet of Lena Dunham’s tweet reminded me of another story from that same period of my life involving a powerful bishop of the Catholic Church. It’s a story that back then was fairly well known within journalistic circles, but it was never reported — though not for lack of trying on my part. The story was that this bishop had a longtime habit of pressing himself sexually on seminarians. Never once did I hear that he had done this to minors, only to adult seminarians. Still, it was an egregious thing, because he demanded sexual favors from young men whose future in the priesthood he held in his hands. Some of this stuff was rough, from what I was told.
A representative of the bishop intervened with my superiors, trying to suppress the story. My bosses refused — but then, there was ultimately no story to suppress. Unless people were willing to make their accusations public, or disclose court documents, my hands were tied. From a journalistic point of view, until and unless that happened, the stories were just gossip. This story burned me up, especially when I would see this old lecher on television pretending to be so heartbroken about the abuse of children. He was a fraud. Lots of people had personal knowledge of the kind of fraud he was. But nobody said a word publicly. The story was never told.
That bishop has retired, but he still lives. He has never been made to answer for his crimes. I hope before he dies, this will happen. It’s time for people who know what he did to speak out. It’s time for that newspaper to quit protecting this creep. Powerful men who use their authority to rape, molest, and sexually humiliate those under their authority deserve to be compelled to own up to what they’ve done.

Just who was this episcopal sodomite? McCarrick? Weakland? Hubbard?

Those who know, who keep quiet, are going to be held accountable before God for allowing this filth to exist when you could have done something about it.


Felix M said...

A shocking story about a corrupt and evil bishop. And I cannot believe that the story didn't get known in other dioceses. So the other bishops may well have been complicit.

. But what is also shocking is that the seminarians were not men enough to resist or denounce.

If the story is true, as it probably is, the Church is suffering from a generation of priests who don't have the, ahem, guts to pastor it effectively.

Jay Jay said...

Uhh, Mahoney? The list could go on and on....and the names are likely all correct.

Santa said...

Nobody is helped when people in the know remain silent. The problem only gets worse. More of the innocent get victimized.

If you SEE something, SAY something!

Anonymous said...


There are widespread networks of satanism, operated by Jews, and they run through States, the financial world, and even through ecclesiastical institutions.

How remarkable that the surname of that Hollywood Jew, Harvey Weinstein, is the same as that of Bernard Weinstein, one of the companions in crime of the infamous Monster of Marcinelle in Belgium, Marc Dutroux, is it not? Dutroux has always claimed to have worked for a bigger network, and Michel Nihoul, with whom Dutroux was involved, boasted that he had enough information to bring down the Belgian State.

The systematic perversity within the Church, Hollywood etc. etc. stems from an international network which is much bigger and much more organised than most people realise, and it is explicitly idolatrous, going so far as to sacrifice children to idol statues. There is much documented evidence of that on the internet.

Furthermore, as time passes, the internationalist rulers make less and less efforts to hide their explicit satanism from the public. The luciferianist opening ceremony in 2016 at the Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland is an example of that.

I do not know whether the sodomite bishop mentioned by Rod Dreher is an explicit satanist and member of the secret sects, but if the allegations are true, then he has at least been planted inside the Church by those sects to destroy the religious integrity of the priesthood.

Judeo-Masonry must be exposed, so that the Sanctuary can be purified from its subversive agents.

Benjamin Van Dyck.

Kathleen1031 said...

I do believe what Anonymous has said here is correct, every bit of it.
Man, even good men, cannot clean up this mess. This is a God-sized problem, and only God can address it. It would help if good men would speak up, but, we see they often don't. As in the case of the lecher Bishop, I would propose that the young seminarians were not of the caliber they should be either. If one is lacking in courage or is not properly appalled at that turn of events, willing to do anything to protect other seminarians or young people, not incensed at the outrageous spectacle of a Catholic bishop and his dirty lechery, then they do not seem fit for the exercise of a lifetime in the priesthood. Like the Marines, we need the finest in that position, not the most timid and morally confused, and definitely not the self-serving. In times of crisis, one must be willing to forgo everything for the good of another, just because it is the RIGHT thing to do before God and man.
These men are now fully in control and in league with each other, and this ship is going down, but as it does, these dirty men should be exposed for who and what they are. We should get at least that much.

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Benjamin, You are so very correct.It is no "conspiracy theory", it is factual reality. They are the very root cause of everything we see happening in an attempt to destroy Western, Christian civilization and their arch enemy, the Holy Catholic Church. The combatants are Christ and satan. Anti-pope bergoglio wears the insignia of the patriarch of the world - the second person of the third lucerferian trinity. bergoglio and his minions are quite literially satanists. The masons are the puppets of the jews.

Peter Lamb said...

Those who recognize bergoglio and his modernist minions as valid and legitimate Roman Catholic authorities, are giving these miscreants all these enemies of Christ need in order to be able to continue their work of apostasy. As long as the Vatican II hierarchy is acknowledged to be legitimate, the wrecking of Catholicism will never stop, because the apostasy being perpetrated is based on and fueled by people’s recognition of these charlatans as the legitimate Catholic hierarchy. Only if you take that away from them — that is, only once people begin to shout from the rooftops that the Vatican II “Popes” are not Popes, that their “bishops” are not Catholic bishops, etc. — will the whole farce begin to collapse.

John Lane hit the nail on the head when he pointed out:

The entire force of the Conciliar revolt comes from the fact that it has apparently been imposed by the authority of the [Catholic] Church. How many bishops, priests, religious, and laymen, would have swallowed the lies of the heretics if they had not believed themselves bound to do so by the voice of Christ’s Vicar on earth? "

(John Lane, “Concerning an SSPX Dossier on Sedevacantism”, p. 65)
Francis and his gang do not care how many people “resist” them, as long as people acknowledge them as the legitimate Catholic authorities, because it is this collective acknowledgment that gives them all their power. This is why, although the semi-traditionalists have certainly grown in number since the 1970s, the apostasy has been able to continue at full throttle. No “Catholic Identity Conference”, no “Roman Life Forum”, no press conference by a “Bishop” Athanasius Schneider or silly “corrections” of a “Cardinal” Burke will change any of that. Because it cannot.

It doesn’t matter how many people think Francis is a heretic if they also think he’s the Pope; because as long as people think he is the Pope, he will be the one with the keys to all the buildings in Vatican City, he will be the one to issue Faith-denying documents and harmful disciplinary laws, he will be the one calling the shots on all matters “Catholic”. And this is why, although lots of ink has been spilled and lots of words have been spoken, the semi-trad “resistance” has gone nowhere.

Peter Lamb said...

Too many people think of the whole problem only in terms of the sacraments. As long as they have “their Mass”, they don’t really care about the rest, because in actual fact they have long disconnected themselves from the religion that ostensibly supplies them with the very Mass they desire. “It is the Mass that matters” has been a popular slogan of the Lefebvrists, and it is false. No, it is not only, and not even essentially, the Mass that matters. It is the Faith that matters; it is theChurch that matters; it is the religion that matters. The Holy Mass is only the liturgical expression of the true religion. To want the Mass without the Faith is but to ask for an empty and meaningless shell. For this reason, the Novus Ordo Sect is content to let people have the TLMif they insist, so long as this will keep them acknowledging the false shepherds as true ones.

Alas, all this is the consequence of unhappily adhering to false principles, principles that are at odds with Catholicism. If you only want the Mass and therefore are willing to obtain it through the gracious concession of an apostate pseudo-pope, don’t be surprised if at one point the pseudo-pope decides to be gracious no longer.

But for actual traditional Catholics, this problem does not exist, for the Church, as the Bride of Christ, cannot give us universal liturgical rites that are impious, heretical, harmful, or sacrilegious. This is one way, incidentally, that we can know that the Novus Ordo Missae, which is filled with sacrilege and error and has led to worldwide apostasy, did not come from a true Pope."


Eirene said...

I have always appreciated the comments of Peter Lamb and found them to be full of common sense and sequentially logical. That many people decry what he propounds is their right but to me his narrative works a whole lot better than "toeing the line" which leads to Hell!
Bouquets to him and to Vox for graciously allowing him a forum for his deeply held beliefs! In JMJ - Eirene from Australia.
OT Archbishop Coleridge (Brisbane Diocese) has gone to Rome to be a part of the Synod on the Family to review all matters concerning it with a viewpoint of finding UNITY!
Francis is in attendance! Check Coleridge's website for his "statement" re. these latest antics by the hopeful masters of the universe! I hope Vox covers this sometime soon!

Jack said...

I wouldn't give this schismatic publicity.


Kathleen1031 said...

Peter Lamb, great comment. I agree with you and thank you for making a solid series of points. We are getting "crumbs", and as we contemplate what we can possibly do, we find there is at this point not really anything we can do. I personally do not believe the Church needs us at this point and is learning to get along without us quite well. I think the Church is funded, by whom, I don't know, but there are reasonable suspects. Let's face it, these men don't care about us or even the offertory, although it would be nice if we would continue to give, yes please, but it's not necessary. Not anymore. Were we to all disappear tomorrow, they'd sell off some property and just roll on, dispensing heresy and yammering about LGBT from the pulpit to the two homosexuals and three old ladies.
What to do about diocesan offered Latin Mass. That is my personal conundrum. I do not want to subsidize this unholy mess with one dollar, but there is no other Latin Rite Mass around and we do love it. It's all we've got. I admit, I'm stumped by it.
What to do. Grateful thanks for any thoughts.

Michael Ortiz said...

Your take on the place of the Mass is wrong; it is the Lord. Faith? Of course, but it's a false alternative you present.

Anonymous said...

I thought that Mr. Dreher was always pretty clear that the Bishop to whom he referred was "Uncle Ted."

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Kathleen, I know exactly how you feel. I been there, done that. I'll tell you my story in the hope it might help you. I accepted all the changes in good faith, as they came along, for years. Then one day our priest took the candles off the "altar" and put them on the floor. That final straw precipitated my Damascus moment. The "altar", an ordinary table, was now completely bare, except for a microphone. No Tabernacle, no flowers, no nothing. Once started, I noticed a host of other things - people chatting as though they were in the village hall; many not genuflecting before taking their place etc. etc.

I started reading. Archbishop Lefebvre's Letter to a Confused Catholic was the first thing I read. It made a lot of sense to me. I was an adult before VII came along, so I can remember what was very well compared to what now is. One thing always leads to another, so I kept reading, virtually day and night for about 18 months. Being long retired, every day is Saturday and once a week is Sunday - so plenty of time for reading. Eventually I was convinced to the depths of my soul, that sedevacantism was the correct Catholic response to our situation.

Apart from the religious obligation, going to Mass on Sunday is a very pleasant social occasion. A nice cup of tea and a chat after Mass. For years, a group of parishioners used to congregate at my house once a month for a nice supper and then a Catholic video. One evening, as they were getting ready to leave, I mentioned my qualms, for the first time ever. As one man they cut me dead. They have never spoken to me since and don't reply to Christmas wishes. My family turned against me. Well at least that proves I brought them up as very good novus ordite Catholics! I wrote a formal, open letter to my "archbishop" announcing my condemnation of and departure from the novus ordo church. I am the only sede in my city that I know of, so I live on an island and am perfectly happy there. Father Miller O.F.M. visits me and a family in Durban once a year from Lafayette in USA.

So I am "home alone". What do I do? I say the Rosary every day. I watch my DVD of the Tridentine Mass every day, and substitute the moving parts from my 1954 St. Andrew's Missal. I make a daily Spiritual Communion and receive the reality of the Blessed Sacrament daily. I recite the Litanies of the Saints and of Loreto daily. I listen to great sermons from Holy Trinity and others. I read the Douay Rheims. I am leading a fully Catholic life preparing for my departure to Eternity one of these not too distant days. I am living the Catholicism I grew up in - just like our Fathers did. I am doing what St. Paul told us to do - I'm letting them be anathema. I know I am doing the right Catholic thing and if there is a price to pay, so much the better for me. I have no regrets or qualms. My soul is at peace. Our Lord said there would be few and what a humoungous privilege to be one of the few. I blog in an effort to give witness to our true Faith, which is explicit, logical, clear, absolute, immutable and easy to understand.

Peter Lamb said...

Should one attend a diocesan TLM? I would say definitely not. NO episcopal consecration is considered by traditional theologians to be invalid. NO ordination is probably invalid. There is a good chance that the priest saying the mass was ordained in the new rite by a bishop consecrated in the new rite which means one is attending an invalid mass, TLM, or not. Secondly, one is giving scandal, by one's mere presence and implying authenticity to the NO church. The Consecration of the Blessed Sacrament is at least doubtful and the Catholic way is not to touch a doubtful Sacrament.

Should one attend a "una cum" SSPX Mass? This is a difficult theological question which awaits final resolution by the Magisterium - which is precisely what we don't have at this time. There are good arguments to be made for and against attending a una cum Mass, which is of course a valid Mass. At the moment, I think it is a matter of conscience. Go to the una cum Mass if your conscience allows you. I personally would not attend a una cum. I see the SSPX as abettors of heretics. They recognize the false NO church and hierarchy as being Catholic and authentic and seek unity with them. Remember that St. Hermenagild chose to die rather than to receive a valid host from the hand of an heretic.

Validity of the Mass is not the overriding consideration. A validly ordained priest who says a satanic mass confects a valid sacrament. Would one attend a black Mass because the Consecration is valid? Dear Michael Ortiz, please don't misunderstand me. I fully appreciate the sanctity and importance of Holy Mass which is the heart and pinnacle of our liturgy, but not at the cost of Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and Magisterial Teaching, in other words of the Faith. Before Holy Communion we pray: "Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgement and condemnation..." I believe receiving the Blessed Sacrament from the hands of a satanist, or heretic, would do just that and St. Hermenagild agreed with me.

So, dear Kathleen, that's what I have done and why I did it. Pray to the Holy Ghost and beg Him to guide your thoughts, words and actions. I think the most important thing is that you take some action. To sit around endlessly bemoaning the situation and doing nothing about it, is the worst one can do. God bless you! :)

Michael Ortiz said...

Dear Mr Lamb,

Thank you for your post. While I don't agree with much of what you say, your charity and sincerity are obvious. Though the Church since the last half century has suffered serious self-inflicted wounds, I can't dismiss Our Lord's promises re Gates of hell prevailing. You are in my prayers!

Eirene said...

Dear Peter Lamb, I was very moved by your response to Kathleen! May Almighty God continue to bless and strengthen you in your walk along the Royal Path - looking neither right nor left. In JMJ - Eirene

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Michael, Thanks for responding. I've got this feeling that we don't differ so much as somehow we are talking passed each other. I do not think for one second that the gates of hell are prevailing, or ever will prevail. As I'm sure you know, the "Gates of Hell" means heresies:

Pope Vigilius, Second Council of Constantinople, 553: “… we bear in mind what was promised about the holy Church and Him who said the gates of Hell will not prevail against it (by these we understand the death-dealing tongues of heretics)…”

Pope St. Leo IX, Sept. 2, 1053: “The holy Church built upon a rock, that is Christ, and upon Peter… because by the gates of Hell, that is, by the disputations of heretics which lead the vain to destruction, it would never be overcome.”

St. Thomas Aquinas (+1262): “Wisdom may fill the hearts of the faithful, and put to silence the dread folly of heretics, fittingly referred to as the gates of Hell.” (Intro. To Catena Aurea.)

The Church is undergoing her mystical passion and it be the gates of hell, i.e. the judeo-masonic modernists and their NO church, who are scourging her. The Church can't scourge herself. This is another proof that the novus ordo church is not the Catholic Church.

They have stolen her properties; usurped her Offices; caused chaos and depleted her membership, but they will never prevail - the Immaculate Heart will.

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Eirene, Thank you for your kind words. :)

Michael Ortiz said...

Dear Peter,

I think you're likely right, especially as I remember some of the youth liturgies I've attended in the past, Lord forgive me! I do hold to the objective reality of the sacraments, remembering how the Donatists were wrong in this regard. Prayers for you, and all who read this blog!