Until about 15 years or so ago, St. Anthony's Shrine in Boston, which is lovingly known as "Arch Street" and sits in the heart of downtown Boston, was home to Catholic immigrants and daily Mass goers. Subsequently, the place was trampled and pillaged by friars who devoted themselves to promoting immorality, licentiousness and sins against the First Commandment.
Several years ago in Boston, the friars at St. Anthony's appointed gay porn novelist Scot Pompfret as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, trainer of lay ministers and oversight of social justice ministry.
The priests were, evidently, too busy. And, you are about to find out why.
Scott, who describes himself as a ‘happy porn-writing sodomite’, became quite chummy with the friars and several diocesan priests who shared Scott’s interest in SSA eroticism. The less than sharpest tools in the shed agreed to be interviewed and disclose their personal genital activities to Scott.
The whole affair – no pun intended – came to a screeching halt when Pomfretpublished the stories the priests told him as sexual memoirs.
Since My Last Confession," proved too much for the friars, many of whom were interviewed by Pomfret as he wrote the book. The book suggests that some local clergy, who are given fictional names, are sexually active, and is mocking toward Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston.
Pomfret was shocked that he had the rug pulled out from under him by the friars at Arch Street who said they were upset what was pitched as a 'memoir' turned out to be an "exposé" on them.
"I am still kind of speechless - I am on some level amazed that it came from the friars, since these guys sat through interviews with me for the express purpose of this book."
In case you're wondering how the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston, who has episcopal authority and oversight of the See, responded: He sent his sleddogs out to assure the faithful that he took no part in the decision to have Pomfret removed:
The shrine is overseen by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province and is not administered by the Archdiocese of Boston; a spokesman for the archdiocese said officials there were not involved with the decision.He may not 'administer' the Shrine but he certainly has authority over it. In charity, I will refrain from editorial commentary as it speaks for itself. The book named notable presbyteral characters from the Archdiocese of Boston and chronicled the libido prances of others under pseudonyms.
At the time, I wrote to those in Boston who have charge over the safety of children to inform them that Pomfret’s book included at least one story glorifying sexual pleasure of the sexual exploitation of minor at-risk children and asked them to investigate and flush out the ebophile. I also notified sexual abuse groups.
It would seem like if you have an author writing an expose on the sexual romps of priests and one of the stories speaks about sexually exploiting at-risk teenagers at rest stops, it would be a matter for the police to get Pomfret to reveal the identity of that dangerous individual.
That was the problem, was it not? Grown men exploiting at-risk male teenagers? The truth of the matter is, neither the Chancery, the attorney general or the people who promote themselves as advocates for children, really cared there was an ebophile on the loose and that it was being used as sexually entertainment. Turning SSA men on with it.
Frankly, if it came to a contest for the most useless group of people when protecting children against pedophiles and ebophiles, the attorney general, SNAP,“Bishop Accountability” and the rest of the loudmouths who promote themselves as interested in the welfare of children would be neck and neck with the people in the Chancery.
Sadly, the clock has ticked out waiting for the Cardinal to take actions against priests who are a danger to themselves, a danger to the faithful and danger to the Church as they are subject to blackmail. Parents whose children and loved ones have been affected by their disordered apostolates and ministries have solicited Boston bloggers for assistance.
Forensic examination of their attempts to get the Bishops and Cardinal Archbishop to take action has been underway for the past few months. Other sources – some in the presbyterate – brought connections to Pomfret’s book into the disturbing trail of dereliction of duty. A summary of one disclosure is posted in the comments section of Boston Catholic Insider by “Catholic forensic nerd”
1. I’ve figured out who “Fr. Butterballino” is and what parish he’s at. The parish is Holy Family in Concord. The book preview says: “When the Brown Bag (aka Cardinal O’Malley) started issuing statements concerning same-sex marriage and adoption, Father Butterballino addressed them directly in his parish bulletins. For example, he wrote that to call gay adoptions “gravely immoral” and a form of violence proved only that those issuing such statements had never spent a second with gay adoptive families.”
I Googled on: parish bulletin gay adoptions “gravely immoral” form of violence The first hit you get is the letter from the pastor of Holy Family in Concord to parishioners:
“November 4, 2005 Dear Sisters and Brothers, At a recent meeting of …” The link on Google doesn’t work, but you can go to the parish website and get the letter from the pastor Fr. Austin Fleming here.
The passage referenced in the book is at the bottom of the second page of the letter.
At this point, all I am willing to say is--there is going to be a whole new meaning to the Archdiocescan motto "The light is on for you".
The book goes on: “In fact, Father Butterballino supported Joan and Claire’s civil marriage and the civil marriages of other gay parishioners. He admitted, “I’ve been to four civil weddings of gay people. It scares the s#(t out of me because those are very public situations. After the rite is over, I do some kind of prayer or blessing. If I’m called on it, I can say I was there and I performed a prayer. I didn’t perform a wedding.”
Couple paragraphs later: “Since the incident with the petitions, Father Butterballino reported some progress, which I couldn’t help but attribute to his remorse. He came out to a member of his parish staff who had learned her son was gay. He had triumphant comings-out to select acquaintances. He even learned to be open with his parishioners that he was spending his summer vacation in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the gay beach mecca.”
I Googled: Fr. Austin Fleming and Provincetown
This says he vacationed at Herring Cove beach in P-town:
The pastor is quite the prolific writer and blogger. It’s like he’s leaving a papertrail especially so someone will find him and do a rescue/intervention.