That is a key theme found in an article called "The Catholic Church Is A Cesspool". The title is true enough if by "Catholic Church" he means the institutional structure that is infested with perverts and their toads. Among the actions he suggests is the withholding of donations to bishops' collection. In the Archdiocese of Washington, that would mean the complete boycott of the "Communications and Human Development" (really the CCHD collection) that will happen during the weekend of August 4-5. We in this archdiocese simply cannot give financial aid to Cardinal McCarrick and his henchmen any longer.
Randy Engel, who wrote "Rite Of Sodomy" many years ago, gave an analysis of the situation that was published in AKA Catholic. In light of what she wrote, it makes sense how McCarrick and others were able to get away with their crimes (and resultant destruction of faith if not lives) of so many young men. She, like I, believe that he will retire quietly and live out the rest of his earthly life in relative comfort. She too believes that such will be enabled by the "short and faulty memory of American Catholics". She got that right. I live in the parish where six years ago Father Marcel Guarnizo was ousted because he obeyed Canon 915. I wonder how many of my fellow parishioners even remember that (a few do, but not too many)?
The fact is that we laity are not mere "little people" who have no clout. In addition to our own prayer (especially the Rosary), we must utilize our rights as laity. We must speak out, and even speak in rebuke to these prelates, should we ever encounter them. And of course we hold the "power of the purse". Until these prelates come clean (and that might be never), we should never contribute one red penny to any bishop's or USCCB-affiliated collection. Why should we finance their lawsuit settlements and their cushy "lives of secluded penance"? Don't forget to advise your chanceries of your cessation of donations. There are plenty of other worthy recipients of your donation dollars.
For residents in the Archdiocese of Washington, that is, McCarrick's home diocese, that would mean that we completely boycott the upcoming CCHD collection during the weekend of Aug 4-5. Of course the CCHD was always unworthy of our donations, but now we have even more reason to starve to death that beast known as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The abuse of young men by perverts in the clergy is nothing new. In times past, though, the Church knew how to deal with it. Consider these words of St. Basil the Great (as quoted by St. Peter Damian) regarding that topic:
"Any cleric or monk who seduces young men or boys, or who is apprehended in kissing or in any shameful situation, shall be publicly flogged and shall lose his clerical tonsure. Thus shorn, he shall be disgraced by spitting into his face, bound in iron chains, wasted by six months of close confinement, and for three days each week put on barley bread given him toward evening. Following this period, he shall spend a further six months living in a small segregated courtyard in the custody of a spiritual elder, kept busy with manual labor and prayer, subjugated to vigils and prayers, forced to walk at all times in the company of two spiritual brothers, never again allowed to associate with young men for purposes of improper conversation or advice,”
Wise words indeed.
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Yes indeed.....DON'T FEED THE BEAST! It makes NO SENSE and in fact it's bordering on a WRONG to do so in light of what we now know. NOT. ONE. RED. CENT.ReplyDelete
I received my Cardinal's Appeal letter in the mail yesterday. I did not even open it. I threw it in the trash, where it rightfully belongs. Instead, I am sending a donation to the priests of the SSPX at their retreat home in Conneticut.ReplyDelete
I suggest that you pull it out of the trash. Inside that envelope put a note that explains exactly why it contains no money and drop that in the collection plate. A boycott loses some effect if the recipients don't know why their income is declining.Delete
Considering that many attempts are made by the evil perverted ones to compromise others....then they in turn continue that sin filled pattern such that many of the prelates are blackmailable and so it goes. That McC was known for YEARS and even when some did present info to those who could do something about him, nothing was done. I am sure he was a very smooth operator. And he is a sexual addict who has been ruled by his perversion and the spread of it by abusing others. A sick individual. We must pray for these twisted ones for hell is hot and lasts forever.ReplyDelete
While a good start to starve the betrayers by discontinuing donations to bishop, USCCB and "special collections" - we should also consider starving the beasts through action on the weekly general offertory collections. Bank robber Slick Willie Sutton was credited with saying, He robbed BANKS because that was where the money was, the offertory is where MOST of the diocesan funding lies. Check with your pastor or someone "friendly" in the parish office to find out exactly how much of your offertory participation goes directly to the diocesan office in the form of a tax OFF the top. In one diocese, the SJW bishop has increased the number of PAID positions in his office. Over the years, the diocese has SIMPLY increased the TAX on the weekly collections! No vote. No explanation. No need because they think we are ALL stupid. In one case we found a way around the TAX as any donation made to pay parish DEBT down, was NOT taxed! That was one solution - simply write on check/envelope- FOR DEBT REDUCTION ONLY. Another is to give what Our Lord asks to an orthodox group, maybe outside of one's diocese. Let's see how socially-conscious the leaders are when their coffers dry up.ReplyDelete
The next one that MUST to resign is Bergoglio himself http://4christum.blogspot.com/2018/07/bergoglio-protected-in-uca-homosexual.htmlReplyDelete