Monday, November 22, 2010

U.S. Bishops Battle ‘Lavender Mafia’ Priests

After decades of continual increases of homosexuals in the Roman Catholic priesthood, resulting in significant control of the seminaries, and the much-publicized priest sex abuse scandals, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has refused to elevate the lead homosexualist bishop.

UPDATE 2/25/13: Vatican 'Gay Mafia' Reports; Cardinal Resigns

UPDATE 2/22/13: From "'Gay mafia' blamed for Papal resignation in Cardinals’ report" by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent,

The document is said to identify one of the major divides in the Vatican’s internal culture as one of “sexual orientation”. . . .

The three cardinals – the paper names Spanish cardinal Julian Herranz, Italian cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi and Slovak cardinal Josef Tomko – revealed “a lobby network” identified with the various religious congregations - including the Salesians of Don Bosco and Jesuits – and “geographical origin,” described as “a network united according to sexual orientation.”

In his 2002 book “Goodbye Good Men,” US author and investigator Michael Rose described in detail the machinations of what came to be called the “lavender mafia” in the Catholic Church in the US. It documented the results of the changes made in the period immediately following the close of the Second Vatican Council in the practices of the Catholic institutions, particularly in seminaries and academia.

Rose and many others have pointed out that during this period, many of the seminaries abandoned their former rigor in screening prospective priests, allowing large numbers of morally unstable men to be put on track to ordination. This period also coincides closely with the time during which the great majority of the complaints of sexual abuse are recorded, nearly all by male clerics against adolescent boys and young men. At the same time, the hierarchy of the Church largely ceased emphasising the Church’s teachings on sexuality and the family.

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(End Update 2/22/13)

From "Theologian says much of clergy is gay" by Derek Scally, 11/22/10

David Berger, an expert on St Thomas Aquinas and former publisher of a Catholic magazine, has called for Rome to own up to the gay priests in its midst and alter its attitudes and teaching on homosexuality.

“It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined,” Mr Berger told Der Spiegel magazine.

“The worst homophobia in the Catholic Church comes from homophile priests, who are desperately fighting their own sexuality,” he said. “Obviously, those who follow their urges are repudiated more fiercely when one is so painfully repressing that disposition oneself.”

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From "Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay" posted at The Local, Germany's News in English 11/21/10

Theologian David Berger, was correspondent professor for the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas in the Vatican, where he said his academic work was watched and censored where it concerned homosexuality.

Now working as a teacher in Cologne, Berger outed himself as gay this April after the Bishop of Essen Franz-Josepf Overbeck described homosexuality as perverse and a sin during an appearance on a television chat show.

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From "New York prelate to lead bishops group" by William Wan and Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post 11/17/10

America's Catholic bishops pulled a shocker Tuesday in picking their new president, disregarding tradition and precedent by rejecting the current vice president and instead choosing a man seen as more outspoken and conservative.

Voting 128 to 111, the U.S. Conference of Bishops picked New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who heads one of the nation's most prominent dioceses, to be its president for the next three years.

He defeated Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas, who had been vice president and had faced a barrage of last-minute criticism in recent days over how he dealt with a priest who was accused of molesting more than a dozen boys and is now in jail. Victim advocates spoke out against Kicanas, but the more significant opposition came from conservatives, who considered him too moderate in tone.

"It signals that this is a very conservative body that's going to continue to play a major role in this country's culture wars," [said the Rev. Thomas Reese, a scholar at Georgetown University.]

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From "U.S. bishops' new president outspoken on moral issues" by Michael Foust, Baptist Press 11/17/10

"The election is important for the pro-life movement because the president of the conference is the spokesman for the nation's bishops on so many important pro-life issues," Steven Ertelt of wrote. " ... In Archbishop Dolan, the USCCB will be headed by a strong pro-life advocate."

Dolan once criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joseph Biden as "prominent Catholics" who "publicly misrepresent timeless church doctrine" on life issues. He added, according to, "We cannot be mute on this premier civil rights issue of our day" -- a reference to abortion.

Kicanas also was viewed by conservatives as having moderate to liberal views on homosexuality. As a rector in Chicago, he had OK'd the ordination of Daniel McCormack, who went on to molest young boys. Critics said Kicanas approved the ordination with the knowledge that McCormack had a past of homosexual relations. Kicanas defended the ordination by saying Kicanas' actions were "experimental and developmental," reported.

Kicanas also was endorsed by a homosexual Catholic group, the Rainbow Sash Movement.

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Click headlines below for previous articles:

Italian Homosexual Priests Exposed

Catholic Sex Abuse is a Homosexual Crisis

Archbishop Blames Pro-homosexual Culture for Priest Abuse

Vatican Study Forces Factual Report on Sex Abuse

Minnesota Archbishop Riles Liberals with Doctrine

'Catholic Tea Party' Smeared by Liberals

Archdiocese of Boston Prints Apology to Homosexuals

Video interview with Dan Savage (a homosexual supported by Obama administration) re: The Roman Catholic Church