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It’s become quite clear that, even in the face of public revelations, lawsuits, media reports, scandals and video proof, the bishops want to protect the homosexuality within their ranks at all costs. That should tell you a lot. The refusal by even non-gay bishops to publicly confront this evil is beyond shocking and disturbing.
No one with a miter wants to talk about the pink elephant in the sacristy. Why is that? Unless you assume they are all homosexual — and even that seems a little (but just a little) far-fetched — there must be some kind of stranglehold the demon of this has on all of them.
Beyond actually being same-sex attracted, which we must presume at least not each and every one of them are, then why are the non-gays among them so deathly silent on this? Have they participated in cover-ups involving other bishops who are gay and did something or are active right now?
On their rise up the ladder, did they somehow become compromised and are afraid to say anything, lest they get blown up? Something is going on — that much we know — because there is no reason on earth, if you are a “good” bishop, that you wouldn’t recognize the destruction this embrace of sodomy within the episcopate has caused and sit back quietly.
You would at least work quietly behind the scenes with outfits like Church Militant to feed us information about who’s who and who’s compromised, sleeping with whoever, covering up this or that.
Three years ago, during the “summer of shame,” when Theodore McCarrick’s sins (and that many bishops have covered for him) became known to the world, the bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, Robert Morlino, who has since died, wrote an open letter to his brother bishops.
It came out on Aug. 18, 2018 — less than a week before Archbishop Viganò’s first devastating testimony was released. Here are some relevant portions:
It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to Heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness.
Remember, this is directed to his brother bishops! The letter continues:
The love and mercy which we are called to have even for the worst of sinners does not exclude holding them accountable for their actions through a punishment proportionate to the gravity of their offense. In fact, a just punishment is an important work of love and mercy because, while it serves primarily as retribution for the offense committed, it also offers the guilty party an opportunity to make expiation for his sin in this life (if he willingly accepts his punishment), thus sparing him worse punishment in the life to come. Motivated, therefore, by love and concern for souls, I stand with those calling for justice to be done upon the guilty.
Of course, we know the only thing that happened with the bishops is they just circled the wagons (with Donald Wuerl leading the way), started supposedly investigating themselves and back into the closet they all danced.
Bishop Morlino concluded:
The sins and crimes of McCarrick and of far too many others in the Church, bring suspicion and mistrust upon many good and virtuous priests, bishops and cardinals, and suspicion and mistrust upon many great and respectable seminaries and so many holy and faithful seminarians. The result of the first instance of mistrust harms the Church and the very good work we do in Christ’s name. It causes others to sin in their thoughts, words and deeds — which is the very definition of scandal. And the second mistrust harms the future of the Church, since our future priests are at stake. [Emphasis added.]
So, see? It’s not just Church Militant saying this — even today, here is a voice from beyond the grave calling to account the members of the hierarchy engaged in this filth, in whatever manner.
And to be very clear, there is more than just one way to be a member of the gay cabal within the hierarchy. You can be an active homosexual. You can be homosexual and not active but still have your decision-making colored and your actions severely hampered and influenced by the psychological disorder (which is what it is — check Church teaching, bishops).
You can be straight and yet sympathetic to the sin because you know other bishops who are gay and have forged some kind of bonds with them over the years through past assignments or seminary or whatever. You can be straight and even not like any of this but also be selfish and career-minded and therefore choose to say and do nothing so as not to interfere with your career track.
You can be straight and simply be a coward, unwilling to face the massive blowback you would receive in the media. Tough. You wear red for a reason.
No matter where on that spectrum an individual man who is a bishop falls, he is part and parcel of the gay cabal, whether he’s having sex with seminarians or just keeping his mouth shut.
And moreover, nothing such a man says (beyond the narrowest of precise Church teaching) should be followed or adhered to because he is severely lacking in integrity and, therefore, whatever he is advancing is immediately called into question.
Too many Catholics have failed to understand the full extent of the gay spectrum within the hierarchy, limiting their thinking to just active homosexual bishops. They are too quick to give a pass to bishops and priests who are gay, but just not practicing. That fails severely to understand the wider scope of the problem.
And, of course, those who just sit silent, for whatever reason — why should such a man escape scrutiny? The entire cabal of the gay crowd in the Church, all of them, need to go.
They need to be outed — not just the active homosexuals, but all those who promote it, talk out both sides of their mouth about it, wink and nod at it, have some misplaced loyalties about it or are just cowards. As they open their meeting in Baltimore next week, none of them will even consider the massive destruction they have brought on the Faith because of this.
They will not talk about the evil of contraception because the sin of sodomy flows directly from that sin. They are mute on the evil of child killing because it, too, is a direct line back to all of this.
The hierarchy is chock-full of weak and sinful men, so much so that they should never have been ordained, much less made bishops. But they got into seminary precisely because of their affinity for this sin and/or their demonstrated willingness to say nothing about it. That’s how they got ordained in the first place.
Imagine a seminarian back in the ’70s or ’80s objecting to his gay rector, vocations director, faculty, etc., that homosexual acts are gravely sinful and the inclination disordered. He would have been gone in seconds. In fact, we know that did happen, constantly.
So those seminarians who remained and were ordained, from way back then, learned that homosexuality, especially within their own ranks, is the third rail that you never touch, lest you die. What they forgot and even today ignore, which Bp. Morlino warns them about from beyond the grave, is that if they don’t deal with it now, they will deal with it before the throne of Almighty God in short order.
His closing line from that letter: “Motivated, therefore, by love and concern for souls, I stand with those calling for justice to be done upon the guilty.”
Justice will be visited upon you bishops, in this life or the next. The only point in question is, Which life do you choose for justice?