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The Vatican Has Issued a Statement On the Pennsylvania Report

Earlier this afternoon the Vatican released a statement in response to the Pennsylvania sex abuse report:

“Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow.

 

The Holy See treats with great seriousness the work of the Investigating Grand Jury of Pennsylvania and the lengthy Interim Report it has produced. The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors.

 

The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible. Those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith. The Church must learn hard lessons from its past, and there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur.

 

Most of the discussion in the report concerns abuses before the early 2000s. By finding almost no cases after 2002, the Grand Jury’s conclusions are consistent with previous studies showing that Catholic Church reforms in the United States drastically reduced the incidence of clergy child abuse. The Holy See encourages continued reform and vigilance at all levels of the Catholic Church, to help ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults from harm. The Holy See also wants to underscore the need to comply with the civil law, including mandatory child abuse reporting requirements.

 

The Holy Father understands well how much these crimes can shake the faith and the spirit of believers and reiterates the call to make every effort to create a safe environment for minors and vulnerable adults in the Church and in all of society.

 

Victims should know that the Pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent.”

It is appalling that it took the Vatican two full days before addressing this report. It is also sickening that the attitude is essentially “hey, there haven’t been many new cases since 2002, so let’s not dig any deeper!”

We also see from this statement that the Pope is on the side of victims. However, Pope Francis has made people like Cardinal Wuerl his go to men and has even befriended many child abusers himself. How he can say that he is on the side of victims yet be buddy-buddy with these evil men is yet another example of the hypocrisy Pope Francis continues to display.

The problem is a simple problem. We must expunge all homosexuals from the priesthood and prevent them from ever becoming priests in the first place. The vast majority of child molestation is with boys or young men. Heterosexuals do not engage in that type of behavior, only homosexuals do. We must also go a step further, and any member of the clergy who helped give cover should also be removed from the priesthood. All guilty parties should do time and as Pope St. Pius V said should be handed over to the authorities to be put to death.

Finally, this rot is core to the entirety of the Novus Ordo “religion” if you will. Novus Ordo Catholicism (henceforth Novus Ordoism) requires several mentalities that allow child abusers to prosper. First, we must always show mercy to an individual, no matter how evil they or their actions are. Second, we can never put to death any individual, no matter how guilty they are of their evil actions. Third, homosexuals are not the reason for molestation of boys.

What we are witnessing in Pennsylvania we witnessed in Massachusetts back in the early 2000s. How much more abuse was committed and covered up by the clergy across the entire country?

This is disgusting and should make every single Catholic want to flip tables (and then some).

Ultimately, if we want this to end, we must embrace the traditions of our faith and reject the novelties of Novus Ordoism. We must embrace our doctrines that say that these actions are evil and should be punished by severe fasting and in some cases death. Once we return to Jesus Christ and worship as He desires us to, only then will the rot disappear.

Jeff August 16, 2018 3 Comments Permalink

Pope St. Pius V On the Death Penalty

It’s with great sadness that I have read that a seminary student from Ohio has been arrested and charged with attempting to arrange for sex with infants.

This is an utmost travesty and is completely gut-wrenching. Honestly, this man should be given the death penalty if he indeed committed these crimes.

Yes, the death penalty is a Catholic doctrine, as given to us by Pope St. Pius V:

“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, given that the wrath of God falls over the sons of perfidy, 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 greater rigor than we have exerted 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.”
(Constitution Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568, in Bullarium Romanum, Rome: Typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, Mainardi, 1738, chap. 3, p. 33)

“Oh, but that’s just one of those old Popes from the 1500’s. We don’t have to listen to him!”

Well, Jesus talked about the death penalty, not once, not twice, but thrice in the Gospels:

“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6


“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42


“It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:2

Acceptance of the death penalty is 100% valid within the Catholic faith. And child molesters deserve it. Perhaps many men would stop this heinous act if the death penalty was enforced and they feared of their life being taken away.

Jeff February 2, 2016 15 Comments Permalink

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