Thomas A. Droleskey
Despite all of the protests from Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his conciliar factotums in the Vatican and despite all of the loud protests from the conciliar "bishops" of Belgium and despite all of the hubris from the newfound defenders of all things Benedict and all things conciliar as being in perfect accord with the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church as view "in light of tradition" according to the "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity," the police who raided the offices of the Belgian "bishops'" conference on Thursday, June 24, 2010, had solid evidence of criminal wrongdoing. This is, as pointed out in
Not So "Deplorable" After All fifteen days ago now, not a surprise of any kind whatsoever.
The sordid situation in Belgium has played out in exactly the same manner as similar situations have played out in the United States of America and the Republic of Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany and elsewhere throughout the world as conciliar "bishops" have been unmasked time and time and time and time again as knowing enablers of perverted clergymen, whether validly ordained or not, as they they themselves received support and encouragement from the highest echelons in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, including the late Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and his successor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who was an enabler of the conciliar "bishops" when he was the prefect of the conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from November 25, 1981, to April 2, 2005. The report issued by a special commission that had been appointed by the conciliar "bishops" after their years of morally and civilly criminal behavior was unmasked documents the exact same kind of abuses that have occurred in the United States of America and Ireland and Canada and Germany and Australia and Italy and in so many other places:
BRUSSELS — Sexual abuse of children reached all parts of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church, and it drove at least 13 victims to kill themselves, a report released Friday said.
The report, put forth by a commission established by the church itself, sketched the harrowing dimensions of priestly abuse over five decades, listing cases involving 327 male complainants and 161 women, and 19 cases in which the gender of the victim was unclear. In one case the abuse began when a child was just 2 years old.
The report was the latest blow to a church reeling from a sexual scandal that worsened after the bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, resigned in April after admitting that he had abused a boy who was later identified as his nephew. The resignation prompted more than 200 victims to come forward within a few days with complaints about abuses by priests, in some cases dating back many decades. One complainant is more than 90 years old.
Those victims’ stories, compiled in the report, reveal in detail their suffering. Many say they are still fighting illness and depression many years after the abuses.
“I had massive depressions, including one which took me to attempted suicide,” wrote one victim. Another wrote, “My life has been essentially nothing but running away, surrender, solitude, sickness, humiliation, tears, silence, mistrust and REGRETS.”
The report amounts to the final act of the commission, led by Peter Adriaenssens, a prominent psychiatrist. The commission decided to stop its work after the Belgian police confiscated its documents in a series of high-profile raids on church property in June in search of proof of sexual abuse or of a cover-up by the church.
At the same time, the police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Church in Mechelen, disturbing the tomb of a cardinal in an unsuccessful hunt for documents, and prompting criticism from Pope Benedict XVI.
Seizures made by the police were ruled inadmissible this week by the country’s Court of Appeal. Belgian law prevents the police from investigating complaints about events that happened more than 10 years ago, and the commission was set up to try to deal with cases that are too old for legal action.
Dr. Adriaenssens said the number of cases multiplied after several abusers were interviewed for the report.
“We saw how priests, called up by the commission and asked to help seek the truth, were willing to set up the list of 10, 15, 20 victims they abused during boarding school while the commission knew only of one,” he said, according to the BBC.
Jurgen Mettepenningen, spokesman for the Belgian church, declined to comment on the report. On Monday the church will announce a new process for dealing with abuse cases, he said.
While the legal investigation goes on, Friday’s report underlined the human cost of abuse.
It showed that the most abuse occurred between the 1950s and the late 1980s, a period when priests, some of them teachers, had greater access to children and enjoyed great respect and trust among parents in Belgium, where Catholicism is the majority religion.
Though some of the statements by victims tell of the abuse in detail, names and places have been deleted to preserve the anonymity of the victims and those suspected of abuse.
The testimony illustrates the way victims struggled for years to try to come to terms with the abuse, sometimes with results that devastated families. Many complain of illness or mental health problems.
Friends or relatives reported that the suicides of 13 victims “were related to sexual abuse by clergy,” the report said. Six other victims said they had attempted suicide. And one victim mentioned the suicide of a partner because of the impact of abuse and the way it affected their relationship.
Some also paint a picture of a church hierarchy determined to ignore any damaging allegations. One 17-year-old said she complained to a bishop about an abusive relationship with a priest and said she was told, “Ignore him and he’ll leave you alone.”
In some cases, the abuse started when victims were very young. One victim was 2 years old, five were 4 years old, eight were 5, seven were 6, and 10 were 7.
“Males are at a markedly higher risk between 10 and 14 years,” the report says, while the risk for women is more uniform through their childhood and adolescence and tends to increase with age.
Dr. Adriaenssens described the report as the church’s “Dutroux dossier,” a reference to Marc Dutroux, Belgium’s notorious pedophile and child killer, who is serving a life sentence in prison.
“Of course, the facts revealed are old,” said Dr. Adriaenssens, according to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir. “Society has evolved, parents now are more sensitive to the rights of children, but nothing indicates that the proportion of pedophiles has declined.” (Pervasive Abuse Found in Belgian Catholic Church.)
Those who have lost all sense of the horror of personal sin, quite possibly because they themselves are involved in perverse sins against nature and/or have close friends who they know to be committing sins that, objectively speaking, cry out to Heaven for vengeance, are constitutionally incapable of responding appropriately when victims and their parents approach them with their concerns. Such clerical malefactors must use all manner of clever, sophisticated psychological games to manipulate victims and their relatives into believing that what happened to them did not happen at all or that they "misunderstood" the intentions of the abusive clergymen or that they are somehow responsible for "inviting" the clergymen to act as they did.
These same clerical malefactors in the conciliar "hierarchy" have show themselves to be capable of the most rank forms of vile intimidation, including the use of over threats and, as we have seen here in the United States of America, the use of attorneys employed by dioceses and/or their insurance companies to threaten lawsuits against the victims and their families if they dared to go public with the truth of the moral rot in the counterfeit church of conciliarism that has been protected and enabled consistently and without interruption under the so-called "pontificates" of "Pope" John Paul II and "Pope" Benedict XVI. And, of course, these clerical malefactors in the counterfeit church of conciliarism have used old-fashioned stonewalling when discussing such matters publicly until such time as they are revealed to be liars who have protected themselves and others by the use of methods that would make members of organized crime families very proud.
Once the facts are revealed, however, there are rarely any apologies for having used the methods described above. It is though the deplorable methods employed by these clerical malefactors were never used, that they never sought to intimidate or browbeat anyone, that they never used any kind of cheap emotional tricks to blame their accusers by trying to claim that they were "filled with hate" and that they were simply "rebels" who were "ungrateful to the "good 'bishops'" who had given them the conciliar church's faux sacraments and had instructed their children in the formerly Catholic schools that are in conciliar captivity at this time. These clerical malefactors must never admit that they have done anything wrong. They must use sanctimony and righteousness, sometimes emboldening themselves with a shot or two or three of Jack Daniels or Johnnie Walker Red or Stolichnaya, to protect their complete and total innocence of all wrongdoing, that they really, really care for the "victims" after all.
Such is the approach being used by the conciliar "bishops" of Belgium at this time in the wake of the report issued by the commission that they themselves created:
BRUSSELS — The head of the Roman Catholic Church here acknowledged on Monday the scale of the scandal that has engulfed Belgium over sexual abuse by priests and promised to engage further with victims, but he offered few short-term solutions and said little of substance about further pursuing the abusers.
The church leader, Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard, said that suffering had caused a “shiver” to run through the church, but that it was too soon for a detailed response to the crisis, the extent of which was revealed in a report published Friday.
The one concrete step he announced was that the Church in Belgium would set up a new center for victims to focus on “recognition, reconciliation and healing.”
That 200-page document, from an internal commission set up by the church, discussed more than 300 allegations of abuse over several decades and included harrowing testimony from victims, one of whom reportedly had first been abused from the age of 2. Thirteen people are thought to have committed suicide as a result of abuse, the report said.
The internal commission, led by Peter Adriaenssens, a prominent psychiatrist, decided to wrap up its work after a police carried out a series of high-profile raids on church property in June. In one raid, the police searched the local church headquarters in Mechelen, disturbing the tomb of a cardinal in an unsuccessful hunt for proof of a cover-up.
Still, after the release of the report the archbishop promised to engage with the victims as much as possible.
“We must listen to their questions to re-establish their dignity and help them to heal the suffering they have endured,” he told a news conference in Brussels.
But there was no clear proposal for pursuing the perpetrators of abuse or for compensating their victims, largely in part because much of the wrongdoing took place more than 10 years ago, past the statute of limitations — a fact that disappointed some groups representing those affected.
The scandal first became public when the former bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, resigned in April after admitting he had abused a boy later revealed to be his nephew. Mr. Vangheluwe said Saturday that he would leave the Trappist monastery where he had been living and go into hiding. (Belgian Archbishop Responds to Abuse Report.)
Please notice that the response, if it can be called that, of "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard to the report issued by the commission appointed by his own conference of conciliar "bishops" focused exclusively on the emotional state of the victims, not on the root causes of the clerical abuse.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report about the systematic recruitment, retention and promotion of men know to be practitioners of unnatural vice and/or known to have been men who abused their own parishioners.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report about the methods he and his brother conciliar "bishops" have used to intimidate those who have come forth with their own horror stories that were documented in said report.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report concerning the removal of known clerical abuses from the active exercise of "pastoral ministry" in the conciliar structures. There was not a word about any ecclesiastical sanctions to be imposed upon them. There was not a word of criticism about them personally.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report concerning his own voluntary resignation or that of the other conciliar "bishops' who have made it possible for these scandals to occur and who have been callously indifferent to the plight of victims to such an extent that thirteen human beings responded to the devil's promptings within their wounded souls to take their very lives.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report concerning any recommendation for the removal of the conciliar "red" hat from atop the head of his own predecessor and mentor, Godfried "Cardinal" Danneels, who sought to protect abusers, including "Bishop" Roger Vangheluwe, who was the conciliar "bishop" of Bruges, Belgium, until his forced resignation five months ago.
There was not a word in "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard's "response" to his commission's report to the manner in which he and his brother conciliar 'bishops" have undermined in a systematic manner the innocence and purity of young Catholics in Belgium (whose parents have had the particular bad judgment to place them in the care of these miscreants) by means of the some of the most graphic forms of explicit instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments found anywhere in the conciliar structures (only those who believe it is important for them to know the exact nature of these programs should read the shocking allegation by Alexandra Colen), admitting that there are plenty of homegrown programs of such explicit instruction right here in the United States of America. (See also:
Of Worldwide Scope,
Always Evading Root Causes,
Swinging Clubs To Protect The Club,
Surely He Jests,
"Canonizing" A Man Who Protected Moral Derelicts,
More Than A Matter of Legality, Audio Presentation: Scandal In a Church of Apostasy.WMA,
"Fall Guys" Aren't Usually "Stand-Up Guys", Apologizing to Everyone Save For God Himself, Not Going Down With the Conciliar Ship,
Touchy, Touchy, and
Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part two.)
Ah, yes, the lies that one must tell to protect men who are known to be practitioners of perverse sins against nature and are of thus threats to their own immortal souls and to the souls of so many countless others. A high price will be paid by those who protect liars and reprobates if these enablers do not repent before they draw their dying breaths. American "bishops" have gone so far as to seek to prosecute clerical whistle blowers who have put their careers on the line to protect the innocence and purity of children and adults. (For those with short memories about the sad case of "Father" James R. Haley of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, please see Catholic Citizens and Bishop Loverde, Where is Fr. James Haley?: Letters to Bishop Loverde; other cases of the persecution of conciliar priests/presbyters by their conciliar "bishops" can be reviewed at
Then again, men who defect from numerous articles contained in the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church, starting with the offenses that they commit against the First and Second Commandments by esteeming the symbols of false religions and treating the "clergymen" of non-Catholic denominations as having a mission from God to serve and to save souls, are unapologetic about the support that they have given to propositions and actions that have been condemned consistently and repeatedly by true popes and true councils of the Catholic Church.
The conciliar "bishops" and priests/presbyters offend the Most Blessed Trinity each and every day by their staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, which was designed to appeal to the emotional "sensitivities" of "modern man" by the elimination of almost every Collects found in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that make reference to a God Who judges us, to the possibility that we could lose our souls for all eternity, to our need to have sorrow and to make reparation for our sins (see
Taking The Obvious For Granted). Men who are steeped in these grave offenses will be, humanly speaking, utterly incapable of responding appropriately to moral outrages as they are guilty of grave theological and liturgical outrages before the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity, and they are absolutely unrepentant about such outrages.
Even in this regard, however, the conciliarists and their apologists use every manner of emotionally-laden tricks imaginable to make it appear as though that which is in se offensive to God is actually good and pleasing to Him, that it is only those who cleave to the unchanging and unchangeable truths of the Catholic Faith and who worship in the Roman Rite as Catholics have always worshiped in this the queen of all of Holy Mother Church's liturgical rites are the problem-makers. These conciliarists and their apologists are thus among the most pitiable of men as they use these tawdry emotional ploys to seek to justify themselves before men and as they seek to justify the very offenses that they give to God on a daily basis that have shown themselves to be harmful to souls and have emptied the pews of formerly Catholic churches worldwide that have been in their unjust and illicit control for much of the past five decades now.
We must, of course, pray for these enemies of the Holy Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, and of the immortal souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of that same Holy Cross, recognizing that we have been enemies of Divine King and Redeemer all too frequently, which is why we must live more and more penitentially with each passing day as His consecrated slave through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, Mary our Immaculate Queen, accusing ourselves frequently in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance and praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits. Many of us have said and done things that are truly deplorable in our lives. We must be ashamed of our own sins and ever so grateful that we have been given access in this state of apostasy and betrayal to true bishops and true priests to provide us with the sacramental helps necessary to sanctify and save our souls so that we can know the gratuitous Mercy that God Himself desires shower upon us in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance if only we approach Him on bended knees and a contrite heart with a firm purpose of amending our lives.
Obviously, we must, as always, spend time in prayer before Our Lord's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament as we pray our daily Rosaries, using the shield of Our Lady's Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and the weapon of her Rosary to protect us from the contagion of apostasy and betrayal that is all around us. We must also, of course, make reparation for our own many sins by offering up all of our prayers and sufferings and sacrifices and humiliations and penances and mortifications and fastings to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This will all pass. The triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be made manifest, and it will be a triumph beyond all telling.
As Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself said to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
"I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me." (quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)
Yes, Our Lord will indeed reign in spite of the liars and deceives in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, men who have no credibility on matters of Faith, Morals and Worship or in matters pertaining to the accusations against them as criminal thugs whose religion is amorality and their glory is indeed their shame.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour our death.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us, on this your feast day!
Saint John the Baptist, 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
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?