@Church_Militant on the public lynching of Fr. Eduard Perrone

Full disclosure. Fr. Eduard Perrone has been a friend for many years. I don’t believe a word of the allegations. BTW… Perrone famously blew the whistle on the disgusting goings-on at St. John’s Seminary.

Furthermore, last year at the Canon Law conference held at Our Lady’s Shrine in LaCrosse, WI, under the aegis of Card. Burke, we heard a presentation on how dioceses regularly violate the process and priests’ rights under law in cases of allegations. Damned scary stuff.

Michael Voris at Church Militant made a video about the accusations against Fr. Perrone. It is self-explanatory.

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  1. Ave Maria says:

    Calumny, especially against a priest, is damnable.
    So a ‘repressed memory’ brought out by the suggestion of a secular shrink is enough to bring this holy priest down. But countless unworthy and guilty ones continue on with impunity. I am certain that Father was hated by those ones and waited for years to find something, anything to bring him down and destroy him. The powers that be in Detroit have a lot to answer for and they will –certainly in the next life if not in this one. Shame on them! I know Detroit and other places in Michigan have long been quasi-catholic at best and things do not seem to have changed at all. Evil has reigned in some places for decades. Time for that to end. In the meantime, Father needs to be exonerated. I am sick about the growing number of holy priests and institutes persecuted by the very Church (the unholy men in it) they serve.

  2. Gaetano says:

    I do believe in repressed memory, especially where the abuse is so alien to one’s experience. Sometimes a person needs “permission” to admit something happened to them.

    That having been said, while I have had the misfortune of personally knowing more than ten priest abusers, I also personally know two priests who were falsely accused and returned to public ministry.

    Most troubling in this case, as the article notes, is how the investigative process was conducted, since wrongful accusations still tarnish a priest’s reputation. I am interested to hear more about the procedural aspects.

  3. HyacinthClare says:

    “Video has been removed by the user.” Where do I go to find it?

  4. L. says:

    I found the video on the Church Militant website- the link:


  5. Spinmamma says:

    @HyacinthClare It is still up on ChurchMilitant.com and there is also a transcript there.

  6. MitisVis says:


    We knew at some point the targeting of innocent priests would happen. I do not believe these charges are valid. With no outside involvement or oversight as well as controlling the “process” allows the possibility investigations can be manipulated, not rigorous for some and decidedly slanted for others. The Church sorely needs to get a genuine “process” instituted.

  7. JARay says:

    I thank you Father Z. for publishing that episode of “The Vortex”. It certainly is very hard hitting and condemnatory of the “Process” which seems to have been followed in the Diocese of Detroit. I certainly find what seems to have gone on there, deeply disturbing.

  8. byzantinesteve says:

    Father, where can we find out more about this Canon law conference from last year? Are any of the talks available on video anywhere? Thanks!

  9. CanukFrank says:

    Wow! What a clinical eviceration of the bumbling incompetents in the Archdiocese. Terrific job, Mr. Voris, I hope and pray it helps the good Father’s case.

  10. grateful says:

    For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on priests and on the whole world.
    (also for Cardinal Pell, and Fr Gordon Macrae)

  11. Chris in Maryland 2 says:

    I note that George Wiegel is a big promoter of Bishop Vigneron.

    These past 20 years have revealed the utter ugliness and fraud of the “Church” desired by Bishops like Bishop Vigneron and their lay “Catholic Professional” friends like Mr. Wiegel. The “Church” they are fighting for seems to have mutated into a monstrous imitation of the Church.

    The AD of Detroit, like so many other major US dioceses, has degenerated into a breeding ground literally run by sex abusers like “Sister” Finn (who helped “control” priestly formation) and their coverup protectors like Bishop Vigneron.

    And it is LITERALLY Bishop Vigneron who Mr. Wiegel marketed in First Things just 1-2 years ago as the shining example of Wiegel’s “New Evangelization.” More recently, the 2 of them appeared at a conference on “Healing the Church” at Catholic University of America.

    It makes me want to vomit, and I am astonished to discover that it is frauds like Vigneron who impress Mr. Wiegel.

  12. padredana says:

    Is the presentation referenced in the post from the Canon Law Conference in LaCross available anywhere? It seems it would be good to get that presentation into the hands of priests everywhere so they know their rights.

  13. There should be no surprise if you connect the dots: who do you think was involved with setting up the ‘protocols’ for handling accusations?

    If I was a conspiracy theorist, I’d venture that the people who had the most to loose would ensure they were on the committees, boards, round tables (or whatever bureaucratic fiction they are calling them these days) that came up with the ‘working plans’ and the like so they could shape the response for maximum visuals and minimal real effect (because, to be honest, they all deal with after the ordination fact crimes and ignore the intake at the seminary door of those unsuited by their inclinations and preferences for proceeding to ordination…).

    That these would be used as a cudgel against the innocent who have been a thorn in the side of the entrenched lavender culture should NOT be a surprise.

    Calumny is a crime, but in comparison to the evil that’s stalked the halls of diocesan offices for a long time, do you really really think it matters to them? I’m betting not.

  14. JustaSinner says:

    I take some time off and this petty, petty littleness from the Bishop of Detroit greets me. Wonderful representation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Church, your Eminence!

  15. AndyMo says:

    Given that it was the Archdiocese of Detroit, under +Vigneron, who demanded that CM stop using the word Catholic in their former title, I’m sure there’s no slant or ulterior motives against him at all, nosiree…

  16. hwriggles4 says:

    My mother was a teacher for nearly 25 years. She remembers more than once where a teacher or a coach would have an accusation and after the case progressed and details were being collected, the student will admit to making things up.

    I hope this is the case here. I don’t know Fr. Perrone, but I read about him years ago in Michael Rose’s book titled Priest – Ten Good Men Serving the Church Today.

    As for St. John Provincial, it was pretty bad. Many dioceses stopped sending seminarians there because of the games going on there. Mary Immaculate Seminary in Pennsylvania closed for similar reasons, same with the old seminary in Denver (Vianney in Denver opened in the 1990s, under Abp. Chaput).

  17. FrankWalshingham says:

    Spot on Chris in Maryland.

    Another great hard hitting piece went up today on Church Militant, showing how Allen Vigneron and his henchman Mike Bugarin are denying priests accused with false claims of thier rights:

    Keep the heat on high range, Michael Voris!

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