Priestly Porn

I ask those of you who are parents to carefully consider this question: Would you entrust your children to a daycare center that is known to not only employ child abusers to work with children entrusted to their care but to actually nurture and protect such people?

I ask all who read this to carefully consider this question: Would you entrust your hopes for eternity to a shepherd who habitually violates his vows to his church and to his god?

Those in the Roman hierarchy who fashion the rules and exceptions that govern that cult surely are neither ingenuous nor blind to the reality of the corruption and perversion that infects the priestly class. Certainly, this awareness must have been a factor that led them to create ways to make priestly perversions to have virtually no effect on their suitability to continue to perform priestly duties.

I have posted several articles concerning predatory priests who prey upon those they claim to shepherd. The sexual and emotion horrors perpetrated by Roman Catholic priests, nuns and monks against children throughout Canada were detailed in my paper on the Duplessis Orphans. I recalled some of the terrible crimes committed by former rulers of the Catholic cult in a paper titled Would You Buy A Used Car From One Of These Guys. And in another paper called Celibacy and Pedophile Priests I examined how the Roman Catholic princely hierarchy watches over her wayward priests and protects them from the long arm of the law.

For a time following publication of such articles, I receive a lot of email from Catholic apologists and others who deny the truth of what they have read. The writers sometimes go to great lengths to play down the crimes of the Catholic priesthood and are quick to point out that it is the individual priest or nun who violates the laws of God and man. According to their reasoning, that entity known as the Roman Catholic Church continues pure as the driven snow, her soul, if you will, unsullied by the deeds of her priestly class. A convenient, if invalid, response that recalls the words and actions of Pontius Pilate as he attempted to evade responsibility for the execution of Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 27:24). Just as Pilate could not evade his responsibility by claiming he was not to blame, so cannot the Roman Catholic cult hide from the accusing finger of reality.

Not that the Roman cult does not act against priests when forced to do so. Canon 290 of the Code of Canon Law declares that, while a priest is ordained for life, he can be deprived of his clerical state. The next canon adds that the priest thus chastised is not released from his vow of celibacy.

In worst case situations, the offending priest may be recalled to his mother house, where he will spend the remainder of his days tending the rose garden or working in the library. I suspect many who teach in Catholic seminaries might be priests who have been deprived of their clerical state. I suppose that, to some pervert priests, such punishmentsmight be tantamount to B'rer Rabbit's being thrown into the briar patch.

So, what does the RCC leadership do to protect her billion or so faithful from the sexual appetites of predatory priests? In most cases, I suspect, it does nothing. Oh, when there are complaints, the diocese might move a priestly pervert to another parish or, in some cases, even trade him off to another diocese.

Not all Catholics are blind to priestly perversions. My next door neighbor, for example, has told me that his parish priest prohibits all fund-raising activities in his church. His reason? Every time the archdiocese is sued due to the sexual activities of a predatory priest, the chancery draws down the savings of the parish churches to settle the lawsuit. This priest told his parishioners that he could not in conscience call upon them to pay the financial costs of the sexual sins of Catholic priests.

Some would argue that sexually predatory priests like Rudy Kos are rare. These folks cannot, of course, support their claim from any veriable source. The priestly pervert acts in secret, for the most part, and the very nature of his actions militates hiding them from public scrutiny. One must look elsewhere for information. In the USA, insurance companies do not protect Catholic parishes from liability suits resulting from priestly perversions. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. Ask your parish priest or the Chancery for the name of the insurance company that provides such protection. Bet they can't.

You could go to the Web for information. Make it easy. Choose the Alta Vista search engine and search for "Rudy Kos". You will get pages and pages of URLs for sites detailing not only his sex crimes but those of a lot of other Catholic priests.

The Survivors of Clergy Crimes operate a web site that offers an enormous amount of information on the crimes of Catholic clergy. I challenge anyone who would deny the reality that many of those to whom they look for spiritual guidance are far from holy in their everyday lives to spend time reading in the files of this site.

The Survivors are, or were, Catholic. A Protestant ministry provides more information of priestly crimes. On this site, you can read also some of the attempts by Catholic officials and laymen to discount the truth and the seriousness of charges of priestly perversion.

Perhaps the most damning evidence of the corruption tht seems to be rampant within the ranks of Roman Catholic religious was provided by a Web site and mail list operated by and for homosexual Roman Catholic priests, nuns and laymen. That site was ordered closed by the bishop of the diocese where its founding priest works. Though the site and mail list may now be closed, much of the material, correspondence and photographs they once held were preserved by a ministry operated by Catholic layment and guided by responsible Catholic priests.

Before providing the link to that site, however, I think it important that the interested reader first read another page in order to get an overview of what is to come. When reading under the heading "Maine" on this page, pay special attention to the fact that Father Harris acknowledged that he was the author of an "expletive-filled" sent in response to a communication from a responsible priest.

The text of Harris' email and the email that triggered it are available on the web site operated by a group called Roman Catholic Faithful. When you go there, I think it important to first read "A Few Blunt Words To Catholics" to get a feel for what is coming.

After digesting the information in that opening statement from Catholic to Catholic, the next step is to click on the link to "St. Sebastian's Angels." WARNING! This section is not for the sensitive nor those easily shocked. This is the page with the pictures, emails, articles and dating information provided by actively homosexual CAtholic priests and at least one bishop. Some of the articles and photographs are definitely X-RATED. To their credit, the RCF provide plenty of warnings of what is to come. You will never stumble blindly into pornography. After visiting this site, keep in mind what you saw there as you read again these words from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

2354. "Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Doubleday:New York, (c) 1994 United States Catholic Conference, Inc. -- Libreria Editrice Vaticana, p. 624)

The Leadership of the Roman cult acknowledge that pornography is a "grave offense." In paragraph 2357, the Catechism defines homosexualilty and, in addressing homosexual acts, declares that "Under no circumstances can they be approved."

So here we have it. The RCC does not approve of pornograpy, homosexuality, violation of vows of celibacy, etc., yet on the other hand, known sexual deiates within the priesthood are sheltered and permitted to continue to shepherd innocents entrusted to their care. How can this be? Why, the Roman hierarchy calls upon its sacrament of Holy Orders to defend the perverts among her religious.

1550. "This presence of Christ in the minister is not to be understood as if the latter were preserved from all human weaknesses, the spirit of domination, error, even sin. The power of the Holy Spirit does not guarantee all acts of ministers in the same way. While this guarantee extends to the sacraments, so that even the minister's sin cannot impede the fruit of grace, in many other acts the minister leaves human traces that are not always signs of fidelity to the Gospel and consequently can harm the apostolic fruitfulness of the Church. " (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Doubleday: New York, (c) 1994 United States Catholic Conference, Inc. -- Libreria Editrice Vaticana, p. 624)

I call upon the Catholic readers of this article to think upon what you have read when you next attend Mass. As the priest places what you believe to be the body, blood soul and divinity of Christ into your hands or on your tongue, will you wonder where those hands have been?

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