As you may already have heard, the Boston Globe has hired John Allen of the National Katholic Fishwrap.
I've had my eye on their crusade to demoralize the culture for two decades.
Ignorant of the culture war, I learned what was being taught about human sexuality at the local junior high when my oldest was in second grade.
A degrading caricature of preteen girls as a sexual receptacle for teenage boys that literally came with 'how to' lessons. "How to" for teenage boys and "how to" protect yourself against sexual diseases and dispose of created human life for pubescent girls. The 'sexual freedom' of turning women into vulgar and immoral people takes years of training in public schools.
That's how and why I became involved in the culture war.
Several years before the 'sexual crisis' exploded in the media, somebody sent me a link to an obscure private website wherein several employees of the Boston Globe were actively reaching out to find victims of priestly sexual abuse.
Of course, there is nothing nefarious about that initiative.
If someone came to me with a story of victimization and the mishandling of a pedophile priest by the Church, led me to other victims - I'd pursue that lead myself. If I found corruption that put children in harms way, I'd expose it.
Things that put people in harm's way - inside and outside of the Church - is what this blog is all about.
But the content of that obscure website, which included forums where people could post, began to take on a network of various recognizable militant culture warrior groups - women priest, married priest, planned parenthood, abortion and gay marriage groups.
What would they be doing helping the Boston Globe flush out victims of pedophile priests?
Several months later, I learned that these various culture warrior groups were actually quite organized and had simultaneously been working under the radar with a group of priests in the Archdiocese. Boston priests with long histories of advocating sexual immorality (in particular to our homosexual brothers and sisters) had formed a group and named themselves the Boston Priests Forum.
I wondered if these two initiatives were tied together.
I networked with faithful Catholics to plant moles into their meetings and learned that Boston priest Rev. Walter Cuenin was on top of this local fiefdom. On top of him was Notre Dame apostate priest Fr. Richard McBrien.
By the time the Boston Globe stories began hitting the fan, these groups were established in various parishes under the name of "Voice of the Faithful" and poised to take over the reform of catechesis and ministries.
It was all very well orchestrated and they selected Boston, I presume, due to the sheer number of unfaithful priests who long to see prohibitions against immorality, sin and murder of the innocents formally lifted by a reigning Pope.
The network of priest and lay reformers is fizzled and fractured but still very much exists. The Chancery in Boston, and consequently catechesis, is being controlled by them. The Cardinal has left the building and everything has been structured to report to committees of lay people whose decisions are controlled by appointees with agendas to 'reform' Church teaching.
All being controlled by the people in control of the money. The Archbishop is out of the picture. I suspect this 'reform' is what is currently under the nose of the Pope.
In watching the most recent brazen moves of Frs. Unni and Garrity, along with recent coverage in the Boston Globe of Pope Francis supposed reformations - I suspect that the hiring of John Allen is not a coincidence.
Local power broker of the Democratic National Party, Jack Connors (discussed many times on this blog and on Boston Catholic Insider) is very influential at the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe is already laying groundwork for the next phase of their reformation.
Here is a story about Catholics in the age of Pope Francis.
Péan has built her life around the church. When she was in her early 20s, she started a mission church in Luly, an impoverished village in her native Haiti. The congregation grew from four members to more than 200. She sat with mothers of sick children, prayed with fishermen in their boats, even preached on Sundays. Everything a priest does, except for the sacramental work forbidden to women — marriage, baptisms, the consecration of bread and wine.
The experience deepened Péan’s love for her church — and her impatience with it. She wants the all-male hierarchy to let women and unordained men do more, make more decisions, even participate in the election of popes...
Pope Francis feels almost like a colleague. Maybe it sounds audacious, but Péan thinks that is how he would see it, too...I like his radicalism.
Here is another quote from a parishioner of one of Boston's renegade priests:
They sure do.
When one of the infamous dissident priests, Fr. Steve Josoma, protested clustering his deceptive and disordered parish with a faithful parish, the Cardinal backed Fr. Josoma up:
Bates worries about her parish’s future. The plan by the archdiocese to cluster parishes had initially proposed pairing St. Susanna with another more traditional parish in town, St. Mary. Parishioners at St. Susanna protested, saying there were too many differences in the parishes’ finances and pastoral and spiritual approaches. Plans have been put on hold temporarily.
With momentum from Pope Francis, the Boston Globe ran an article yesterday stating that for Catholics, natural law is one path to accepting gays.
Catholics take great exception to the foolish notion that the Catholic Church doesn't 'accept' gays.
Attractions to sin is the very reason why every single person in the pew seeks the Sacraments of the Catholic Church and Properties of Divinity in the Eucharist. These things are food for the battles we wage against attractions to sin.
Homosexuals have never been unwelcome or excluded from the price of our soul's salvation.
What is unwelcome are agendas and materials that lead Catholics to accept same sex attractions, assume them as their identity and then act upon them.
What is unwelcome are agendas that prohibit our priests from explaining the proper disposition of those attractions: celibacy.
Catholics can never act upon SSA attractions. We can't live with our lovers. We cannot set up an abode, adopt children and hoodwink them into the misunderstanding that by going to Church and sitting in the pews as a family, the absence of teaching of moral theology means the sexual relationship of their parents is accepted and no longer a sin.
The manifestation of this disordered conclusion doesn't just spiritually injure the children of that family. The disordered conclusion is forcefully foisted upon the entire parish of Catholics who take the mission of the salvation of their children's souls seriously.
Prohibitions against teaching the appropriate response to SSA attractions in our schools and parishes for the sake of that one family are damaging thousands seeking the proper judgment and tools of the Church to resist temptation.
This outcome is not welcome and it can and never will be welcome.
Yesterday's story implied that Pope Francis can or will change the definition of 'natural law'.
I can say with certainty that is not where Pope Francis will be when the dust settles. Pope Francis will go to his grave without making changes to Church teaching on the subject matters important to the cultural warriors.
Pope Francis, however, can do further damage to the culture if he proceeds on his current trajectory. Intentional or unintentional outcome of damage is actually irrelevant to the fact that his statements will be used to pervert minds and souls.
The Globe also ran a story on how the amoral and immoral proscriptions of the secular culture has in the past clashed with Christian evangelical churches.
But in the past several years, a new current has arisen in conservative evangelical thought: A small but significant number of theologians, psychologists, and other conservative Christians are beginning to develop moral arguments that it’s possible to affirm same-sex relationships not in spite of orthodox theology, but within it. In books, academic journals, magazines, blog posts, speeches, conferences, and campus clubs, they are steadily building a case that there is a place in the traditional evangelical church for sexually active gay people in committed, monogamous relationships.
I suspect that John Allen is being brought to Boston to help the culture warriors lead a media crusade to misinform and calibrate Pope Francis' statements. Again, I also suspect that it is not a coincidence that Frs. Unni and Garrity are rising to publicly and brazenly distort and pervert Church teaching.
Boston lay Catholics had much of this stamped out and they were flying under the radar for the last three or four years.
The secular culture has been overcome by the prince of this world. I suspect the momentum of the battle for the soul of the Church is intensifying and at hand. It is more organized than we think or know or care. It is at hand.
Keep your eyes on The Boston Globe.