You'd have to be an ostrich with your head in the ground not to be aware of the latest homosexual scandals and cover-ups perpetrated by the Vatican II sect hierarchy, and extending up to no less than Bergoglio himself. The entire Vatican II sect is shaken to its rotten core, more so than 2002 when the scandals were brought to light by the Boston Globe. The reported abuse coming out of Pennsylvania is almost too horrific to type. Sect members will think the crimes and cover-ups are reasons for the "pope" to resign, or they will join a Protestant sect because those Jack Chick tracts were right after all about "Rome being the root of all evil." Still others will blame celibacy, as if normal men who would otherwise make good husbands and fathers became child molesters since they couldn't marry (If you believe that I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn real cheap).
The scandal should not be used by Traditionalists to "prove" sedevacantism. Moral corruption does not cause loss of office, only heresy does that. In this case, the moral rot can be traced back to Modernism--loss of faith leading to loss of morals. To be certain, there have always been immoral clergy in the Church who did horrific things. It was a bishop who betrayed Our Lord for money, hanged himself and now burns in Hell. (There were only 12 bishops at the time, or 8.33% were bad). Christ knew Judas Iscariot was evil, but chose him anyway, to prove that His Church will prevail despite evil in the clerical ranks. What is happening now is substantially different. It's not the corruption that was rooted out by St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. The institution perpetrating the crimes is not the Catholic Church, but a man-made sect brought about by heresy.
It cannot, therefore, be "corrected" by a "papal resignation," or better reporting requirements. The problem is supernatural, and the world does not want to hear of such. The Church was infiltrated by Her enemies, a false sect set up at Vatican II through heresy, and the moral rot is a logical result of the moral relativism that comes with Modernism--"the synthesis of all heresies"--as Pope St. Pius X called it. This post will demonstrate the link between Modernism and rampant sexual perversion in the Vatican II sect. It will be shown how (a) Christ condemns homosexuality, (b) the Magisterium condemns it, and the Vatican II sect then changes course, leading to perversion's acceptance in society with devastating consequences.
Condemnation by ChristThe story of Sodom, told in Genesis 19, explains how Lot (Abraham's nephew) was met by two strangers at the gate of the city. These men were actually angels in disguise. Lot brings them to his house and, after a meal but before going to bed, the men of Sodom (young and old) surround the house and demand to have sex with them. Lot refuses to allow the gang rape of his guests and (tragically) offers them his virgin daughters instead. The men of Sodom are not interested in the women, only wanting sex with the men. The mob is about to break down the door of the house, when the "men" reveal themselves and save Lot by striking the mob with blindness. Revisionists tell us this is a case of attempted gang rape and being "inhospitable" to guests, it is not "loving and consensual relations" that God would not condemn.
That Sodom was condemned for unnatural vice (later to be named after the city itself--"sodomy") is made clear by the New Testament, specifically, the epistle of St. Jude 1: 7: "In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire." (Emphasis mine). Doesn't leave much room for declaring "the sin of Sodom" as being a lack of hospitality.
Each time Our Lord refers to that immoral city, He refers to its sinfulness and agrees that it stands condemned:
- St. Matthew 10:15, "Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town." (Clearly implying that on Judgement Day, Sodom and Gomorrah will stand condemned)
- St. Matthew 11:23-24, "And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hell. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
- St. Luke 10:12, "I assure you, even wicked Sodom will be better off than such a town on judgment day."
- St. Luke 17:30, "But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from Heaven and destroyed them all."
The inescapable logic:
First, Sodom was destroyed by God for it's "sexual immorality and perversion." (St. Jude 1:7)
Second, this perversion is homosexuality, because Genesis 19 clearly states it was men wanting sex with two angels who appeared as men, and they had no (sexual) use for women.
Third, Our Lord Jesus Christ is recorded referring to Sodom no less than four (4) times, and each time He agrees the city stands condemned for this sin ("sodomy") and calls Sodom "wicked."
Therefore, Jesus Christ condemned homosexuality. True, He never uses the word "homosexuality," but He never specifically condemned "rape" by name, so are we thereby to blasphemously assume He didn't condemn it?
The Magisterial Pronouncements
In 314, the Council of Ancyra, although not an Ecumenical Council, had great influence upon the Church. Canon 17 condemns those who have "defiled themselves with beasts, being also leprous..." invokes God's wrath on bestiality, and likens homosexuality to leprosy. It further sets forth the penalties for "bestial lusts" in Canon 16:
"Let those who have been or who are guilty of bestial lusts, if they have sinned while under twenty years of age, be prostrators fifteen years, and afterwards communicate in prayers; then, having passed five years in this communion, let them have a share in the oblation. But let their life as prostrators be examined, and so let them receive indulgence; and if any have been insatiable in their crimes, then let their time of prostration be prolonged. And if any who have passed this age and had wives, have fallen into this sin, let them be prostrators twenty-five years, and then communicate in prayers; and, after they have been five years in the communion of prayers, let them share the oblation. And if any married men of more than fifty years of age have so sinned, let them be admitted to communion only at the point of death." (See http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3802.htm)
The Council of Elvira, approximately 305–6 A.D. was one of three councils, together with the Council of Arles (314) and the Council of Ancyra, that first approached the character of an Ecumenical Council and prepared the way for Nicea in 325. Eighty-one canons are recorded. Of interest are numbers 18 and 71.
Canon 18: Bishops, presbyters, and deacons, once they have taken their place in the ministry, shall not be given communion even at the time of death if they are guilty of sexual immorality [in particular homosexuality]. Such scandal is a serious offense.
Canon 71: Those who sexually abuse boys may not commune [receive Holy Communion] even when death approaches.
(See https://www.webcitation.org/6AS7rgB7f?url=http://faculty.cua.edu/pennington/canon%20Law/ElviraCanons.htm; Commentary in brackets mine).
The Third Lateran Ecumenical Council 1179 A.D.
Canon 11: "...Let all who are found guilty of that unnatural vice for which the wrath of God came down upon the sons of disobedience and destroyed the five cities with fire, if they are clerics be expelled from the clergy or confined in monasteries to do penance; if they are laymen they are to incur excommunication and be completely separated from the society of the faithful..." (See http://www.papalencyclicals.net/councils/ecum11.htm)
Pope St Pius V:
Cum Primum April 1, 1566:
"Having determined to do away with everything that may in some way offend the Divine Majesty, we resolve to punish, above all and without indulgence, those things which, by the authority of the Sacred Scriptures or by most grievous examples, are more repugnant to God than any others and raise His wrath: that is, negligence in divine worship, ruinous simony, the crime of blasphemy, and the execrable libidinous vice against nature. For such faults peoples and nations are scourged by God Who, according to His just condemnation, sends catastrophes, wars, famine, and pestilence ... and if he is a cleric, he will be subject to the same punishment after having been stripped of all his degrees [of ecclesiastical dignity]." (Emphasis mine).
Horrendum Illud Scelus August 30, 1568:
P I U S , B I S H O P
Servant of the Servants of God: For perpetual memory. That horrendous crime, for which polluted and filthy
cities were burned by the frightful judgment of God, pains Us most bitterly, and gravely stirs our soul, so
that, insofar as it is possible, we might strive to crush it.
I. It is reasonably established in the [Third] Lateran Council that any Clerics who are discovered in that act
of incontinence that is against nature, because of which the wrath of God came upon the children of unbelief, should be expelled from the clergy, or be cast into monasteries for the purpose of doing penance.
2. However, lest the contagion of such a disgrace, from the hope of impunity – which is the greatest incentive to sin – strengthen in boldness, we have decided that the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime are to be more gravely punished, so that the avenger of the civil laws, the secular sword, might certainly deter those who do not fear the death of the soul.
3. And therefore, seeking to more completely and forcefully pursue what We already decreed regarding this matter at the beginning of our Pontificate, any and all priests and other secular and regular Clergy of whatever grade and dignity who practice such a dire sin We deprive of every clerical privilege, and of every
Ecclesiastical office, dignity, and benefit, by the authority of the present canon. So that, having been degraded by Ecclesiastical Judgment, they may be handed over to the secular power, which may exact from them that same punishment that is received by laity who have fallen into this ruin, which is found to be constituted in legitimate ordinances....
Given at St. Peter’s in Rome, in the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1568, on the third Kalends of September (August 30), in the third year of Our Pontificate.
1917 Code of Canon Law
Canon 2357: section 1: Lay persons who have been legally found guilty of a crime of sexual immorality committed with a minor under 16 years of age or rape, sodomy, incest, pandering, are ipso facto infamous, besides being subject to other penalties which the Ordinary may deem proper to inflict.
Canon 2359: section 2: Deprives clerics (guilty of the same crimes enumerated above) of "any office, benefice, dignity, or position which they may have and in more serious cases be deposed."
(See Canonist Bouscaren Canon Law: A Text and Commentary (1951), pgs. 931-932).
Vatican II: Finding Virtue in Vice
When the Vatican II sect was created by the Modernists, they sought to conform Christ to the world. Modernism is the polar opposite of Catholicism. By introducing false principles by which theology should be guided, they lead the way to acceptance of unnatural behavior. The "Constitution on the Church in the Modern World" (Gaudium et Spes) begins the moral decay:
Para. #54: "The circumstances of the life of modern man have been so profoundly changed in their social and cultural aspects, that we can speak of a new age of human history.New ways are open, therefore, for the perfection and the further extension of culture. These ways have been prepared by the enormous growth of natural, human and social sciences, by technical progress, and advances in developing and organizing means whereby men can communicate with one another. Hence the culture of today possesses particular characteristics: sciences which are called exact greatly develop critical judgment; the more recent psychological studies more profoundly explain human activity; ..." (Emphasis mine).
Para. #62: "In pastoral care, sufficient use must be made not only of theological principles, but also of the findings of the secular sciences, especially of psychology and sociology, so that the faithful may be brought to a more adequate and mature life of faith." (Emphasis mine).
The pagan aspects of psychology and sociology were thereby introduced. Vatican II joins modern psychology in the heretical teaching of humanity's "intrinsic self-worth." In Gaudium et Spes, para. 24 states, "...if man is the only creature on earth God has wanted for its own sake, man can fully discover his true self only in a sincere giving of himself," as if people possesses such value in themselves that it would cause God to create them. In the Catholic meaning, the self-worth or "dignity of man" cannot be considered as a characteristic in people's very nature that imposes respect for all choices, because this dignity depends on right will turned toward the Good and is therefore a relative and not an absolute value.
The stage was set for a series of "declarations" that would weaken and collapse traditional morality in sexual matters. In 1975, the Modernist Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (sic) promulgated a Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics. The declaration, approved by Montini (Paul VI), reverses the presumption of guilt on the part of those who commit sexual sins. Paragraph # 10 states: "It is true that in sins of the sexual order, in view of their kind and their causes, it more easily happens that free consent is not fully given; this is a fact which calls for caution in all judgment as to the subject's responsibility." (In sins of serious matter, it is presumed that free consent of the will is present, unless the Confessor finds out otherwise. One would--logically and naturally--presume that those engaging in sodomical acts are not coerced or unaware of what they are doing. Here, the declaration adopts erroneous principles of modern psychology that people are "born" homosexuals with desires they "can't help" and act upon them with less than full consent of the will).
On October 1, 1986, the same Modernist Congregation, headed by Ratzinger at this time, released the Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic (sic) Church On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons. This 'letter" (or "declaration") states in para. #7: "Homosexual activity is not a complementary union, able to transmit life; and so it thwarts the call to a life of that form of self-giving which the Gospel says is the essence of Christian living. This does not mean that homosexual persons are not often generous and giving of themselves; but when they engage in homosexual activity they confirm within themselves a disordered sexual inclination which is essentially self-indulgent." Here, those who engage in unnatural vice are often "generous and giving" of themselves. Couldn't you say the same of all serious sinners, such as thieves and wife beaters?
In paragraph #10, we are treated to this gem: "It is deplorable that homosexual persons have been and are the object of violent malice in speech or in action. Such treatment deserves condemnation from the Church's pastors wherever it occurs. It reveals a kind of disregard for others which endangers the most fundamental principles of a healthy society. The intrinsic dignity of each person must always be respected in word, in action and in law." While I don't advocate violence against anyone, the State has the right to imprison such persons; and what, exactly, constitutes "violent malice in speech"?
I guess Pope St. Gregory the Great was guilty of "violent malice in speech" when he said, "Brimstone calls to mind the foul odors of the flesh, as Sacred Scripture itself confirms when it speaks of the rain of fire and brimstone poured by the Lord upon Sodom. He had decided to punish in it the crimes of the flesh, and the very type of punishment emphasized the shame of that crime, since brimstone exhales stench and fire burns. It was, therefore, just that the sodomites, burning with perverse desires that originated from the foul odor of flesh, should perish at the same time by fire and brimstone so that through this just chastisement they might realize the evil perpetrated under the impulse of a perverse desire." (St. Gregory the Great, Commento morale a Giobbe, XIV, 23, vol. II, p. 371).
In the 1986 U.S. Supreme Court Case Bowers v. Hardwick,478 U.S. 186, the right of the government to criminalize homosexual sodomy was upheld 5 to 4. It was decided the same year as Ratzinger's letter. The Protestant Chief Justice had more wisdom than Ratzinger. Writing a concurring opinion, Chief Justice Warren Burger stated:
"I join the Court's opinion, but I write separately to underscore my view that, in constitutional terms, there is no such thing as a fundamental right to commit homosexual sodomy.
As the Court notes, ante at 192, the proscriptions against sodomy have very "ancient roots." Decisions of individuals relating to homosexual conduct have been subject to state intervention throughout the history of Western civilization. Condemnation of those practices is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian moral and ethical standards. Homosexual sodomy was a capital crime under Roman law. See Code Theod. 9.7.6; Code Just. 9.9.31. See also D. Bailey, Homosexuality [p197] and the Western Christian Tradition 70-81 (1975). During the English Reformation, when powers of the ecclesiastical courts were transferred to the King's Courts, the first English statute criminalizing sodomy was passed. 25 Hen. VIII, ch. 6. Blackstone described "the infamous crime against nature" as an offense of "deeper malignity" than rape, a heinous act "the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature," and "a crime not fit to be named." 4 W. Blackstone, Commentaries 215. The common law of England, including its prohibition of sodomy, became the received law of Georgia and the other Colonies. In 1816, the Georgia Legislature passed the statute at issue here, and that statute has been continuously in force in one form or another since that time. To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching."
Seventeen years later, in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), the Supreme Court reversed its decision in Bowers using the same reasoning as Ratzinger. The majority opinion declared, "It suffices for us to acknowledge that adults may choose to enter upon this [homosexual] relationship in the confines of their homes and their own private lives and still retain their dignity as free persons. When sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be but one element in a personal bond that is more enduring. The liberty protected by the Constitution allows homosexual persons the right to make this choice." (Emphasis mine) The author of the opinion? Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Vatican II sect. In 2015, Kennedy would author the decision declaring "same sex marriage" a Constitutional "right."
MAPing A Course of Destruction
The Modernist views that the individual, and not God or Magisterium, as determining what is true. Hence, Bergoglio saying, "Who am I to judge?" and telling a sodomite, Juan Carlos Cruz, that "God made you that way." According to one report, "The new remarks appear to go much further in embracing homosexuality as a sexual orientation that is designed and bestowed by God. It suggests that Francis does not believe that individuals choose to be gay or lesbian, as some religious conservatives argue." (See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/20/pope-juan-carlos-cruz).
There is no eternal and unalterable moral law, except on paper, as far as the Vatican II sect is concerned. Now added to the alphabet soup of perversion--"LGBTQQIA"--we have "MAPs" or "Minor Attracted Persons," i.e., pedophiles. (See e.g., https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/09/pedophiles-lgbt-community/). Some say the idea of "MAPs" is a hoax. It's no hoax that there is evidence, withheld and covered up by the psychology establishment and the media, that links homosexuals with disproportionately high levels of pedophilia. According to researcher Muir (1993), Homosexuals and the 10% fallacy; Wall Street J March 31, study after nationwide study has yielded estimates of male homosexuality that range between 1% and 3%, so overall, perhaps 2% of adults regularly indulge in homosexuality. Yet they account for between 20% to 40% of all molestation of children.
It began with taking out the Anti-Modernists from positions of power. My spiritual father, Fr. Gommar A. DePauw, was in charge of admissions to St Mary's Major Seminary for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. When Archbishop Keough died in 1961, Roncalli replaced him with Modernist Lawrence Shehan, whose first act was to remove Fr. DePauw and replace him with a priest who was "pastoral" to those "attracted to men."
As the sodomites entered the ranks of the hierarchy, they were able to gain access to their perverse desires while hiding behind a Roman collar. As the scandal broke after years of covering up for each other, they cast a cloud over the real Catholics--Traditionalists--since the world recognizes the Vatican II sect as the Catholic Church. The Vatican II sect has "retreats" for sodomite "couples," "Cardinal" Marx of Germany endorsing blessing "homosexual unions," "gay pride" so-called "masses," and the list of abominations rolls on with an admitted "gay mafia" inside the Modernist Vatican itself.
Modernism breeds both doctrinal and moral relativism. There is no absolute standard of right and wrong--"who are we to judge?" The Modernists not only pervert doctrine, they are themselves perverted and perverting--using an incremental approach to "normalize" homosexuality and pederasty. We have "Uncle Ted" McCarrick sleeping with seminarians and priests, huge numbers of pedophiles and "bishops" who cover up for them, including Bergoglio himself. It's not celibacy, it's not failure to implement more stringent reporting measures that's to blame. To borrow and revise a 1992 U.S. presidential campaign slogan; "It's the heresy, stupid!"