Saturday, July 20, 2013
This has been going on a while and I just didn't have the stomach to face.
Let's role play.
Let's say you are a Cardinal appointed to a city in New England that has been infested by the devil.
The majority of your priests are gay. The majority of those are sexually active. Some shacked up with their lovers. Others cruising gay bars. A few even cruising highway rest stops. One even featured in a gay porn novel with the pet name of Butterballino.
They have been defiantly feeding your flock the virtue of clapping fornication. Most have been cut off from Sanctifying Grace are in pursuit of sin and the gutter. As a result, your Churches are empty.
The Catholics who somehow made it through the gauntlets of your wayward priests report their scandals and undisciplined behavior with the expectation that you will take the actions necessary to stop the conduct of the spiritually, emotionally and mentally ill and wayward priest.
What do you do?
Listen attentively, in good faith and investigate and take the actions necessary including removal of the priest for intensive therapy if warranted, to stop his perversions?
Put up a blog post that caricatures the whistleblowers as people doing a disservice to the Church?
Have your Communications Peeps publish a press release saying the Cardinal Archbishop has reviewed the teachings of Fr. Aphrodisiac, they are wonderful and have his confidence and he sends his best wishes to the people of our lady of the Matress?
Surround yourself, appoint, promote and advance priests with long history of teaching sin as virtue, lies as truth and death as life?
Man the phone lines with gay men and women who no speaksa da English?
When all that doesn't work, refer Catholics reporting scandals to a 'recorded comments' line.
When your local priest is promoting fornication, sin, death and destruction to your children and loved ones, they are not even bothering pretending they care, are listening and will do something about it.
In their kindness, they set up an empty phone line so you can vent your frustration.
Do you think this signals the end of receiving the patronizing and insulting template letters from Fr. Kickham telling us the Cardinal thanks us for our concern and we have his prayers?
Do you think they realize slandering us on the Cardinal's blog and Boston Globe was a bust?
I am taking up the effort to get this shut down.
If they don't shut it down, I am organizing protests.