Dario Castrillon Hoyos, Meet Pope Saint Pius V
Thomas A. Droleskey
At the heart of the scandals now rocking the counterfeit church of conciliarism on an almost worldwide basis has been the systematic recruitment, retention, promotion and protection of those inclined to commit perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments into the conciliar presbyterate and hierarchy. Compounding this phenomenon, which only those who are wilfully blind and/or intellectually dishonest can ignore, has been the old-fashioned clericalism that infected some true bishops in the past and, sadly, even a few true bishops in our own day, men who have forgotten that they are to serve the sheep in humility to listen attentively to their concerns without browbeating them, without seeking constantly to cover their tracks by making, to put things charitably, one mental reservation after another to avoid the appearance of outright likes, without seeking to discredit those who have become "problematic" to their precious reputations and careers and undeserved good names by assassinating the character of anyone who brings to light their true lack of concern for the eternal welfare of the sheep (see
Swinging Clubs To Protect The Club).
Protecting the "institution" at all costs has cost the leaders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism quite a lot of money. Dioceses have gone into bankruptcy. Some have been forced to sell off church properties, including church buildings that were built by the blood, sweat, toil and treasure of Catholic immigrants to this country in the late-Nineteenth and early-Twentieth Centuries. All the while, however, the "bishops" who have enabled the abusers have gone, at least for the most, unpunished. Conciliar officials in the Vatican, including the then Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, knew all about the protection that conciliar 'bishops" in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world were affording clerical abusers in the 1980s and 1990s.
I once knew a fairly high-ranking official in one of the dicasteries in the Vatican back in the 1990s who was so upset with all that he had learned about the way in which the bad behavior of the corrupt "bishops" was being enabled in the Vatican itself that he resigned his position to return to his native country. The man, who was a true priest, expressed his dissatisfaction with certain parts of the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church, saying, "There is one true Church, the Catholic Church. None other." A few believers in the conciliar structures, therefore, got more than a little fed up with the lies that they saw being told, with the deals that were being cut, with the money that was being sent to the Vatican by 'bishops" in the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular, to purchase Vatican silence and inaction about all types of abuses (doctrinal, liturgical, pastoral). Careerists in the Vatican just remained silent.
One of those who commended "bishops" for protecting clerical abusers was Dario Castrillon "Cardinal" Hoyos, who was the Pro-Prefect of the conciliar Congregation for the Clergy from 1996 to 1998 and then the Prefect of that congregation from 1998 to 2006 (as well as serving as the "president" of "Pontifical" Commission Ecclesia Dei from 2000 to 2009). "Cardinal" Hoyos, who helped to preside over the neutralization of whatever traditional "resistance"
The Vatican has confirmed the authenticity of a letter in which a cardinal praised a French bishop for not denouncing a paedophile priest.
The letter, originally published in the French press, was written in 2001 by Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, then in charge of clergy around the world.
A Vatican spokesman said the letter showed the wisdom of a 2001 decision to centralise the handling of abuse cases.
The case comes amid a continuing child sex abuse scandal engulfing the Church.
Allegations of abuse and cover-ups have emerged recently from countries across Europe as well as the US.
The letter from Cardinal Hoyos was addressed to the bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux in northern France, Pierre Pican.
Father Pican had just been given a three-month suspended prison sentence for not denouncing Rene Bissey, an abbott who was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2000 for paedophilia.
"I congratulate you on not having spoken out to civil authorities against a priest," wrote Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who at the time was prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.
"You have done well and I am delighted to have an associate in the episcopate who... preferred prison to speaking out against a son-priest."
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the letter confirmed "how opportune it was to centralise treatment of cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics under the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith".
That step was taken in 2001 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - who headed the the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the time.
Earlier this week, the Vatican published what it said was a long-standing Church policy telling bishops that they should report abuse cases to police - though critics said the move was an attempt to rewrite history.
On Thursday, Pope Benedict called on Roman Catholics to "do penance" for their sins, an apparent reference to the recent sexual abuse scandal. (Cardinal praised bishop's silence over abuse priest.)
Just as an aside before I return to the the behavior of Dario "Cardinal" Castrillon Hoyos documented in this article, it interesting to note that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI spoke four days ago of the necessity of doing repentance for our sins as the official ethos of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service as expressed in Paragraph 15 of the General Instruction to the Roman Missal states that "allusions to a outward penance" belong "to a different age in the history of the Church:"
The same awareness of the present state of the world also influenced the use of texts from very ancient tradition. It seemed that this cherished treasure would not be harmed if some phrases were changed so that the style of language would be more in accord with the language of modern theology and would faithfully reflect the actual state of the Church's discipline. Thus there have been changes of some expressions bearing on the evaluation and use of the good things of the earth and of allusions to a particular form of outward penance belonging to another age in the history of the Church. (Paragraph Fifteen, General Instruction to the Roman Missal, 1997.)
Just a little "reality check" to remind readers that talk of "repentance" by a conciliar "pontiff" is contradicted both by the de jure (by law) and de facto (by fact) praxis of the counterfeit church of concilairism. There's more than one conciliar priest or presbyter who said to me in the confessional, "Be good to yourself." "Don't be hard on yourself." "What is your fundamental option?" So many Catholics in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, having been fed a steady diet of the affirmation of their essential "goodness" in the "reconciliation room" and in the exercise of community self-congratulations that is the Novus Ordo service, as just a little unused to hearing even the word "repentance," no less to know why or how to practice it? How many Catholics in the conciliar structures know that we are to do penance for each of our sins? Some. Many, however, do not know anything about this all, and this is precisely because the ethos of conciliarism eschews any talk of the horror of personal sin.
Anyhow, back to Dario "Cardinal" Castrillon Hoyos, who has a bit of a problem on his hands for having commended "Bishop" Pierre Pican of the Diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux in France for refusing to "denounce" a conciliar priest to the civil authorities. "Cardinal" Hoyos and "Bishop" Pican and the scores of conciliar "bishops" worldwide who refused to report civil crimes to the secular authorities while protecting priests and presbyters they knew to be guilty of serious moral crimes that have caused so many to lose the Faith altogether have to reckon with the fact that it is precisely such a denunciation that was recommended by none other than Pope Saint Pius V, whose feast day occurs on May 5:
That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: "Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature . . . be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery" (chap. 4, X, V, 31). So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.
Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which we have decreed since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss. (Pope Saint Pius V,
Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568)
Just a slightly different approach, wouldn't you say? A true pope understood the horror of such a detestable sin on the part of the clergy and sought to administer punishment to serve as a medicinal corrective for other priests and to demonstrate to the laity the horrific nature of such a moral crime. A false "bishop" seeks to protect his "institution" and the "clerical club." Quite a different approach.
I am not suggesting the revival of this penalty in a world where it would not be understood and where the offender would be made a "martyr" for the cause of perversity, only pointing out the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that clerics and others in ecclesiastical authority who are guilty of serious moral crimes are deserving of punishment, not protection, by their bishops. Such is the difference yet again between Catholicism and conciliarism.
Additional, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's incompetent, frequently self-contradictory spin-doctor, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., is trying to have it both ways when he has said that the 2001 Hoyos letter is proof of how "opportune" it was to "centralize" such cases in 2001 even though he has said in recent weeks that the decision to punish clerical abusers belongs with the local "bishops," not with the conciliar Vatican. Trying to make sense of the contradictions in the world of contradiction that is the counterfeit church of conciliarism? Stop trying. It is not possible to do so.
Perhaps it wise once again to recall the words of Pope Pius XI to be assured that the good God is going to bring good of the mess in which find ourselves at this time:
We may well admire in this wonderful wisdom of the Providence of God, Who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men’s faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before . . . . But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from Him, and would valiantly defend His rights. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
May Our Lady help us to persevere as we seek to save our souls under the yoke of good shepherds who care about our salvation and not about their privileges, conscious of the necessity of fulfilling her Fatima Message as best we can in our homes that are enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints