Well-organized and highly motivated Team Francis has rallied the MSM and circled their obfuscating wagons around their base camp position: It’s not about homosexuality, it’s clericalism. THAT’s the problem! Clericalism… clericalism… clericalism.
Their other tactic is to distract with the good, but altogether incomplete, mantra about protection of children and minors. Minors… okay. But the vast majority of “minors” were male and older minors, post-puberty.
On the other hand, we read at CWR the horrific story from Illinois about a priest in the Diocese of Springfield whom Bp. Paprocki has moved to laicize.
An Illinois priest accused of patronizing a male prostitute in the 1990s and misappropriating $40,000 from a parish in 2005 has now been removed from ministry for “immoral activity” that could involve child pornography, and allegedly misspending up to $29,000 at two parishes he oversaw in the Diocese of Springfield.
The Rev. [Nope], 55, was removed from ministry and will apply for laicization, Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki wrote in a Sept. 5 email to diocesan priests. [None] has agreed to make restitution for the misappropriated funds, Paprocki said. [Nope] was initially placed on medical leave Oct. 30, 2017 from his role as pastor of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ramsey, Ill.
During the medical leave, the diocese discovered financial irregularities at the parishes, and “immoral activity inconsistent with the life of a priest,” Paprocki wrote. He did not offer details. “We have found nothing to indicate that there was inappropriate activity with minors,” Paprocki wrote. Diocesan spokeswoman Marlene Mulford would not elaborate on the “immoral activity,” but she said the diocese “is sure this does not involve minors.” [Doesn’t involve minors… therefore?]
However, Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison on Saturday said he understood the police investigation involved “potential child pornography and the priest.” Morrison said he was unaware of a financial aspect to the case. He asked those with knowledge of the funds misappropriation to contact his office for investigation.
An informant who contacted the activist group Roman Catholic Faithful Inc. said the situation involves much more than appears on the surface. A search conducted by the diocese at the rectory in Vandalia uncovered “at least one trunk of homosexual pornography” as well as drug paraphernalia, the informant said. A compact disc of homosexual pornography was found hidden in [Nope]’s desk, the source said. Father [Nope] has been in a decade-long homosexual relationship with an ex-convict, the informant alleged. A video being sought by diocesan investigators is believed to show a party at which “several” priests were dressed in drag, the informant said. The party was allegedly attended by [Nope] and at least five other priests.
Blech. The whole thing is disgusting and demonic.
I waffle between naming the bastards and damnation memoriae.
Remember: Demons attach themselves to people who commit certain sins and to the places where they were committed. What we are dealing with is not just human sickness, but also powerful demonic influence.
Invoking Our Lady, Queen of Priests and St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, let’s augment our large caliber prayers with the mighty force multiplier of fasting. The Lord says that some demons are to be dealt with by fasting.
I might ask:
Who of you reading this is exempt from doing something about The Present Crisis?
“Clericalism… clericalism… clericalism… you are getting sleeeeeepy…. clericalism… clericalism….”