Christianity is one of the three fundamental pillars of Western Civilization (along with the Greco-Roman legal legacy and the European nation-state). And, of the three, it is arguably the most important. The West cannot stand without it. Our enemies know this and that is behind the constant globo-secular attacks on the Faithful and the Church. Those assaults, however, are likely not the worst obstacle to our continued functioning religion and way of life.
The real threat is inside. Many in Europe, in America, and elsewhere have been aware of this phenomenon for years. But last week a story surfaced which renewed the call to alertness and action like nothing I have ever seen before.
In a blog post
last week I first examined the spectacle, one seemingly lifted from the pages of a gothic horror novel. A Pennsylvania grand jury released a 900-page report detailing over 1,000 cases of predatory sexual abuse, committed by some 300 priests and other leadership figures, over many decades, at various PA Catholic parishes and institutions.
We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.
Remember that PA is but one of 50 states in one of about 195 countries with practicing Catholic populations. PA has roughly 3.5 million Catholics out of 1.285 billion worldwide (or .0027%). Out of such large numbers, even in the Keystone State alone, the percentage tally of abuse incidents and victims is statistically small. However, the concern should be huge. The real problem is with the priests and the hierarchy. These are clergymen who, direct abuses aside, simply cannot administer their offices effectively.
After reading more of the cases than I cared to, I discerned a pattern: abuse, cover-up, abuse, cover-up, shielding from civil justice, insanely slow administration of Canon justice, and denial. Why and how did it take so long for this to become public knowledge? Parishioners have literally been held hostage and forced to pay (hush money) for the abuse. Such a tragedy is beyond belief. It’s beyond systemic corruption. It is indicative of the embedded presence of Lucifer and his evil.
I, along with others, call for a purge. A macro purge would involve reversing Vatican II and probably Vat. I as well. At the operational level, every single identifiable satanist, atheist, sodomite, pederast, communist, and globalist in the Church must be removed. (It would be just to remove many from the world, period).
Without a substantial overhaul, traditional Catholics are left with three choices: 1) continue to suffer; 2) withhold money and support in protest until reform comes, or; 3) leave (one notes Orthodox Churches do not seem similarly afflicted).
Picture from Vatican News.
Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.
One will note that among the various Biblical passages cited, Matthew 18:6 is absent. But, Amen!, we do need action. Some are already contemplated what I suggested above and the withholding of financial support
. But, in testament to the force and nature of this trouble, even as some talk about a purge, others busy themselves
building bridges and fomenting better relations with the enemy. Yes, wolves are eating the flock. So bring in more wolves! Madness.