British blogger Mark Lambert (pictured, with his wife) covered the high points of the Ruth Institute’s Clergy Sex Abuse Report. As he says: “Much effort has been made to disassociate homosexuality from paedophilia to the point where this has become received opinion:” This predominantly secular paradigm has been adopted by the Bishops of England & Wales,… Continue reading British blogger covers Ruth Institute Report on Clergy Sex Abuse
A lot of people are upset about Pope Francis. Some have called on him to resign. Some have gone so far as to make the outrageous claim he is not really the pope. Although I don’t agree with some of his actions, I will not be calling on him to resign, nor claiming he is… Continue reading Why I Won’t Ask the Pope to Resign (and Neither Should You)
This decree, with a cover letter, was read at all Masses today, the First Sunday of Advent, within the Diocese of Lake Charles. Our bishop, Glen John Provost, is strengthening the spiritual life of the diocese. These decrees make demands upon us, the laity. I urge everyone in Lake Charles to do their part to… Continue reading Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time
Evidently, some Catholic clergy have difficulty understanding what “celibacy” means. Fr. Dwight Longenecker catches Fr. James Martin, saying in his 2010 book, (page 216) that celibacy is “the restriction against marriage for members of the Catholic clergy.” Fr. Longenecker reports the unsurprising consequences of this sort of muddled thinking.
Published at the National Catholic Register, November 26, 2018, with the title, “Cherished Beliefs of the Sexual Revolution (And How they protect Sexual Predators.) One curious feature of the current clergy sex-abuse scandal is the reticence of the non-Catholic media to go after the predators. Many journalists in the “Legacy Media” seem to have an… Continue reading Letting Go of Cherished Beliefs to Help End Sexual Abuse
Can anyone read German? Here is a article in German on our Clergy Sex Abuse Study. The headline means, “Stop Denying.” According to the Google translator function: (Fr. Paul) Sullins’ proposal for resolution looks like this: To deal with the homosexual subcultures in the seminars, “the first thing that needs to be done is to… Continue reading Our Clergy Sex Abuse study covered in Germany
In the fallout from the revelations of former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sexual predation, some have worried about an “anti-gay witch hunt.” Recently, a headline in America magazine all but shouted, “Homosexuality is not a risk factor for sexual abuse of children.” Yet, the Pennsylvania grand jury report that came out in August found about 80% of the teenage… Continue reading Punishing the Guilty Is Justice, Not a Witch Hunt