Of Worldwide Scope
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Defenders of all things Benedict are trying every which way to exculpate him for the reassignment of a perverted priest from the Diocese of Essen, Germany, to a parish in the then "Archbishop" Joseph Ratzinger's Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, where the priest was supposed to undergo "therapy" but wound up being reassigned to parish work almost immediately after his arrival in Munich in 1980 without any "therapy" whatsoever beforehand:
The pontiff -- then Joseph Ratzinger -- jointly agreed to the priest undergoing therapy at a rectory in the diocese of Munich and Freising, where he was archbishop from 1977 to 1981.
However, rather than sending the priest for therapy as had been agreed, the diocese's then general vicar, Gerhard Gruber, assigned him to a Munich parish without restrictions. Gruber took full responsibility for the decision. (German Church apologizes, vows action on abuse; see also Psychiatrist Says Church Was Warned About Priest.)
Even one of the false "pontiff's" staunchest defenders, Monsignor Charles Scicluna, who supervises the review of recidivist abusers at the conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after their cases have been handled at the diocesan or archdiocesan levels, has left the door open just a tiny bit for the possibility, however remote in his mind, that Ratzinger/Benedict may have had some knowledge of the reassignment for which Monsignor Gerhard Gruber is now taking "full responsibility:"
Although last week the auxiliary bishop who approved the priest’s return to pastoral work stepped down, some have raised questions about Benedict’s responsibility in the matter.
“It depends what you mean by responsible,” Monsignor Scicluna said. “If he was involved in the decision, he would be. If he was not involved, it’s a responsibility that comes from his office, a ‘the buck stops here’ sort of thing.’ But I think that the person concerned has already taken responsibility for what he did; the answer to that question has already been given.” (Benedict to Address Abuse in Letter.)
This is not exactly a complete and unequivocal denial of the then "Archbishop" Ratzinger's knowledge of the reassignment of the perverted priest. Just because an "answer" has been given does not mean that is accurate.
The late President Richard Milhous Nixon gave "answers" aplenty to questions about his involvement of the illegal covert activity associated with the name "Watergate."
The very much alive former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton gave lots of "answers" to questions about Whitewater and Chinagate and Monicagate that were at variance with the truth. "It depends what the meaning is is." That was an "answer."
The equally very much alive incumbent Governor of the State of New York, David Paterson, has given "answers" about his involvement in an effort to silence the victim of domestic violence committed by one of his trusted aides, David Johnson, that have been contradicted by others (he has also given answers to an ethics complaint filed against him for soliciting free tickets to last year's World Series at the new home of the incarnation of all evil in the world, the new Yankee Stadium).
The mere fact that a gratuitous answer to a question has been given by one who has a vested interest in protecting the reputation of another, in this case the putative "pontiff," does not necessarily "answer" all questions about a subject. It is eminently reasonable to assume that the then conciliar Archbishop of Munich and Freising knew about the transfer after the fact, if not before, and had not a single problem in the world with its being made.
There are questions, and not only the one about the perverted priest from the Diocese of Essen who was reassigned to parish work in the Archdiocese of Munich almost immediately upon his arrival there thirty years ago now.
What did the then "Archbishop" Ratzinger know about the hiding of the cases of perverted priests and presbyters in other parts of Germany? That such cases were hidden is being admitted now by the German "bishop" who has been appointed by "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch, who has remained in good standing with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI for the past three hundred forty days despite denying that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of Holy Cross in atonement for our sins, to investigate the claims being made by victims now that the floodgates in the Federal Republic of Germany have been opened as they have been in other countries, including the United States of America and Ireland:
The chancellor's comments came on the same day that Bishop Stephan Ackermann, appointed by the Catholic Church to look into the abuse allegations, admitted that the Church had known about some of the abuse cases, but had covered them up.
"According to what we now know, there were instances of suppression. That is something that we have to painfully acknowledge," Ackermann told the Rhein Zeitung in an interview published on Wednesday. "I have learned in recent days that we were too focused on protecting the perpetrators.... We showed improper deference to the reputation of the Church...."
Germany's Justice Ministry is establishing a round table to look into the abuse cases, a move that Merkel threw her support behind on Wednesday.
Pope Benedict XVI has so far remained silent on the string of abuse allegations in Germany. He met last Friday with the Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Robert Zollitsch and Catholic leaders in Germany expect the pope to comment this week. The pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, has been implicated by some former choirboys from the Domspatzen, who have accused the pope's older brother of having thrown chairs at the children in fits of rage. Once, former chorister Thomas Mayer told SPIEGEL, he became so angry "that even his false teeth fell out." (Merkel Calls Church Abuse 'Abhorrent'.)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI knew nothing--nothing--about the suppression of such cases? Nothing at all? Nothing? None of his brother conciliar "bishops" in his native land ever told him anything while he was the conciliar ordinary in Munich and Freising and when he was the prefect of the conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican? No one told him anything at any time? Absolutely preposterous.
Although Ratzinger/Benedict will be issuing a letter tomorrow, Friday, March 19, 2010, the Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to address the scandals that have taken place in the Republic of Ireland, there are two common threads to the scandals that are of a worldwide scope in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
The first of these threads is the clericalism that has driven officials to protect themselves and their friends and their reputations rather than to address serious threats to the sanctification and salvation of souls, starting with those involved in the spiritual and physical abuse of others. This clericalism, sadly, runs across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide as fallen human nature is what it is, meaning that men in positions of ecclesiastical authority do have a tendency now and again to put themselves and their reputations ahead of a vigorous defense of the innocence and purity of the young and to make sure that malefactors are punished by never being placed in a position that they can harm others again.
The second of these threads is the fact that there has been a worldwide, systematic recruitment, retention, promotion and protection of men into the conciliar presbyterate who are inclined to commit perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. The rot in this regard runs all the up to the highest quarters in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, where many "bishops" have created quite consciously a "lavender friendly" environment in conciliar church buildings and in their catechetical programs. Buzzwords such as "diversity" and "tolerance" and "compassion" and "love" are used to insidiously mainstream the agenda of perversity into the minds and hearts of Catholics of all ages. It is no accident that men who have been recruited because of their being effeminate and inclined to look upon perversity with a false sense of "compassion" have created this atmosphere as those steeped in unnatural vice, being unable to reproduce naturally, must seek to reproduce themselves ideologically by means of external symbols and the use of slogans to gain for them an acceptance in this life that will be wanting in the next if they persist until their dying breaths in a state of final impenitence.
Saint Paul the Apostle explained in his Epistle to the Romans the tendency of those steeped in unnatural vice, having rebelled against their very nature, which is made by God to know, to love and to serve Him, something that is impossible to do when one is steeped, objectively speaking, in Mortal Sin, must the seek the approval of their fellow contingent beings, each of whose bodies is destined for the corruption of the grave until the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead:
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 18-32.)
It is the worldwide recruitment of men inclined to unnatural acts of vice into the conciliar "episcopate" and "presbyterate" that has produced a scandal of seismic proportions that no amount of endless Vatican spin-doctoring can ever minimize or make "go away." It is this worldwide recruitment, retention and promotion of those steeped directly in unnatural vice and/or its justification before men that is at the proximate root of the scandal that is shaking the counterfeit church of conciliarism to its very rafters. While victims must forgive their perpetrators as nothing that happens to any one of us is the equal of what one of our own least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity on the wood of the Holy Cross, justice must be pursued against the malefactors without malice. No priest or presbyter who is inclined to commit acts of unnatural vice can be reassigned to parish work again. And those 'bishops" who are responsible for the recruitment, promotion and protection of the malefactors themselves must be removed from their positions.
The Catholic Church has dealt with problems of this sort in a forthright manner in centuries past. Although Pope Leo IX in the Eleventh Century made distinctions among various sins against nature, he gave no quarter was given even to those who had confessed their moral crimes against nature committed with others and who had pledged to reform their lives. Priests guilty of such sins against nature were sent to monasteries to do penance for their sins and to offer Holy Mass to give honor and glory to the Most Blessed Trinity and to add Actual Grace in the world-at-large.
The "bishops" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have dealt with the explosion of scandals that they helped to generate with a mixture of sorrow and indignation, never admitting that they have created the problem by the recruitment of effeminate men into the conciliar presbyterate. Officials, such as the aforementioned Monsignor Charles Scicluna, in the conciliar Vatican have dealt with the cases sent to them from the diocesan and archdiocesan levels as judicial matters, largely with a view as to whether a priest or presbyter (who is a layman to begin with) should be laicized. Lost in all of this, however, has been the larger, more prophetic understanding of the nature of the problem, namely, the creation of an entire ecclesiastical and liturgical culture that helps to mainstream an acceptance of effeminacy in men who believe themselves to be priests but who have no sense of the horror personal sin and who are not averse to giving open scandal to the faithful. No mere judicial process can resolve what is ultimately a crisis of the Faith itself.
The situation in the counterfeit church of conciliarism has been worsened, of course, because the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo worship service is offensive to God and devoid of His grace.
More and more men have been blinded as a result of this lack of grace.
Blinded to the horror of personal sin.
Blinded to the truth that the sin of Sodom is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
Blinded to the necessity of acting with alacrity to punish malefactors and to safeguard the spiritual and temporal welfare of souls.
Blinded even to speak with honesty at first until they are forced to do so when victim after victim after victim comes forth and their own documents are released court deposition to prove that they are liars, thus causing many who are weak in the Faith to quit its practice altogether and to reaffirm fallen away Catholics and non-Catholics in their determination to blame the Catholic Faith for what is the failure of men and, in this instance, the actions of apostates who commit acts of blasphemy and sacrilege against God all of the time.
This is a point that simply cannot be emphasized enough. Men who are steeped in the falsehoods of conciliarism and who praise the "values" of false religions and who esteem their symbols, each of which is hideous to the true God of Revelation, are going to be less likely to react appropriately when confronted by the moral misbehavior of their subordinates, admitting that fallen men can always find excuses to protect themselves and their their friends and to seek to indemnify malefactors while engaging in cruel acts of character assassination against their critics. It is also the case that those who are steeped in acts of unnatural vice are more likely to embrace the precepts of a false religion whose principal liturgical rite contains very few references to a God Who judges us or to the possibility of losing one's immortal soul for all eternity in Hell. Conciliarism thus winds up both creating and sustaining perversity as those steeped in it need its false precepts to reaffirm themselves about their essential "goodness" as they persist in that which is incompatible with the life of Sanctifying Grace: a life of unrepentant Mortal Sin.
Also reaffirmed as a result of the blindness of many of the lords of conciliarism is the anti-Catholic stereotypes fixed in the minds of millions of Protestants and Jews and Mohammedans and Buddhists and Hindus and other unbelievers that will keep them out of the true Church perhaps for the rest of their lives, not that the lords of conciliarism are in any way concerned about converting them to what they, the conciliar "bishops," believe is the Catholic Church. Oh, may God have mercy on us all!
The way out of this mess runs through Our Lady's Fatima Message. We must continue to make penance for our owns sins as we seek to fulfill the terms of our total consecration to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permit. God has known from all eternity that we would be living in these troubling times. There is work for us do as we seek to sanctify our souls and make reparation for our sins. We have to pray to Our Lady, therefore, to keep close to the tender mercies of her Divine Son's Most Sacred Heart so that the sacrifices we make, especially during this Lenten season, will be more acceptable in the eyes of her Divine Son and thus more efficacious in planting at least a few seeds for the triumph of her Immaculate Heart and the vanquishing of her Divine Son's foes in the world and in the counterfeit church that is the embodiment of this prophecy of Saint Paul:
And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him: That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God. Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him, Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity. But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit, and faith of the truth: Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope in grace,
Exhort your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word. (2 Thes. 2: 1-16.)
May Our Lady help us to persevere in our own personal Lenten resolutions so that we can continue to walk the rocky road that leads to the narrow gate of Life Himself, truly sorry for the many times that we have walked so casually on the wide and smooth road that leads to the gates of perdition. It is only by the graces won for us by Our Lord that are sent to us through Our Lady's loving hands that we can continue to walk the rocky road with persistence, recognizing that our vigilance in attending to the interior castle of our soul will help to build up the Church Militant on earth and prepare us to be of more worthy assistance to the Church Suffering in Purgatory and for a blessed reunion with all of the souls of the just in the Church Triumphant in an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?