“Abp.” Scicluna at press conference…
Comedy Hour at Vatican Abuse Summit: Homosexuality isn’t “Something that really Predisposes to Sin”
The Vatican is currently in the midst of a turbulent four-day summit on sexual abuse. The conference gathers the highest-ranking prelates from every nation to try to find some kind of a solution to its ongoing scandals involving the sexual abuse of minors. Although there has also been abuse of so-called “vulnerable adults”, especially seminarians, the Vatican has seen fit not to address that at the current time, contrary to its original announcement.
Yesterday, Feb. 21, “Pope” Francis opened the conference with a list of 21 points for “reflection”. This was followed by a speech given by Filipino “Cardinal” Luis Tagle, who, apparently tone-deaf, proposed that pastors “touch the wounds” of victims so as to heal them. In the Modernist Sect, Catholic doctrine and spirituality have long been replaced by halfwitted poetry, psychology, and existentialism, but one had hoped that at least for a sex abuse summit the dumb metaphors would take a back seat. Not so!
On the contrary. Charles Scicluna, the Canadian-born “Archbishop” of Malta, continued with the flowery metaphors in the subsequent presentation: “Church as field hospital. Taking responsibility.” The afternoon lecture came from “Cardinal” Oswald Gracias on the topic of “The Church in a moment of crisis.”
All of the presentations — including Francis’ 21 reflection points — had one thing in common: They conspicuously omitted mention of one rather important element in the whole quagmire: homosexuality.
Enter Sandro Magister, well-known conservative Vatican journalist. During the public press briefing at the end of the first day, he asked Scicluna point-blank whether the omission of the word “homosexuality” in the first day’s presentations was accidental or deliberate, noting that in the (large) majority of abuse cases, the victim and the perpetrator are of the same sex (as Scicluna himself had admitted in a recent interview). Scicluna’s response was as ridiculous as it was telling, as a video clip of the exchange shows:
The conservative Novus Ordo news site Life Site reports the incident as follows:
“Was the absence of the word ‘homosexuality’ an inadvertent and random absence or is it a deliberate absence?” Magister asked Scicluna.
The archbishop — who is widely respected for investigating clerical sex abuse and plays a key role in the summit’s organizing committee — responded by saying that “to generalize about categories of persons is never legitimate.”
“We have individual cases, we don’t have categories of people,” he said.
“You spoke about one category, someone else could speak about heterosexuality,” he said to Magister. “These are human conditions that we recognize, that exist. But they aren’t something that really predisposes to sin.”
“Concupiscence” takes on the “personal inclination of the criminal or the one accused,” Scicluna acknowledged. “But I would never dare point to a category as one that has the propensity to sin. We all have the same propensity.”
(Diane Montagna, “Archbishop at Vatican abuse summit: Homosexuality isn’t ‘something that really predisposes to sin’”, Life Site, Feb. 21, 2019; underlining added.)
Ladies and gentlemen, there you can see one of the fundamental reasons why the Vatican is such a filthy mess: They believe that homosexuality is in itself morally neutral, no different in essence from heterosexuality, simply a different “orientation”, much like some people are fond of strawberry ice cream and others prefer vanilla.
It doesn’t take much to see how absurd Scicluna’s idea is. The Novus Ordo Catechism itself says that the homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered” (n. 2358), but even a simple look at Sacred Scripture suffices to understand how same-sex attraction itself is evil:
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
In fact, it is precisely this false premise that homosexuality is in itself morally neutral that lies at the root of, and prepares the way for, all the errors and absurdities continually proposed by the sodomite lobby — it is the theology of “God made you like that” (Francis’ words to an abuse victim who became a sodomite himself). If it were true that homosexuality is simply another “orientation”, morally neutral in itself, indeed God-given, then it would follow that there must be a morally legitimate way to act upon this condition, which action would then itself be, if not morally good, at least morally neutral.
At this point, Francis has already proposed that sexual sins are among the “least serious” of moral failings. Give it a few more years and the Vatican Modernists will conclude that sodomy is simply a “different expression” of that same love that all humans, in virtue of their newly-discovered dignity, have an obligation to render. Don’t say that’s out of the question. Keep in mind that Francis has personally picked as theological advisor the Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., who has made the blasphemous claim that sodomy can be “Eucharistic” and “be expressive of Christ’s self-gift”! Likewise, a “moral theologian” in Germany who teaches that sodomitical relationships can have a “sacramental character”, is still part of the University of Mainz’s “Catholic” faculty.
One must ask “Abp.” Scicluna: What does the homosexual “orientation” predispose to if not to acts of unnatural vice, which are sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance? Does it predispose to anything else?
The attraction between male and female is natural and God-given. It is in accordance with nature because without this attraction, the human race could not propagate. Any sexual attraction between people of the same sex, on the other hand, is intrinsically perverted, meaning it turns the existence of sexuality away from its proper end and entices people to use their generative faculties for a purpose for which they were not intended. It tempts them to abuse their sexual faculties. For this reason a homosexual inclination can never in any way be legitimately acted upon, unlike the sexual attraction between male and female, which is licitly acted upon in holy wedlock, and only there. While the simple experience of same-sex attraction does not constitute a sin for those who do not desire nor consent to it, the fact remains that the perverted attraction is in itself a moral evil, one that must be resisted and fought just like any other temptation to mortal sin.
Scicluna brings up the notion of concupiscence. However, he fails to mention, or even understand, that any homosexual proclivity is a result of concupiscence, which is defined as “a desire of the lower appetite contrary to reason” (Catholic Encyclopedia, s.v. “concupiscence”). Homosexuality exists only because we live in a fallen world — had sin never entered the world, there would have been no attraction between people of the same sex whatsoever. There would, however, have been sexual attraction between members of the opposite sex, which is a moral good that has a noble purpose.
Meanwhile, one of Francis’ own “Missionaries of Mercy” (remember?), an American Novus Ordo priest by the name of George David Byers, who once publicly called on Francis to repent or God would strike him dead, has published on his blog a scathing exposé of Scicluna. He writes:
Scicluna is one of the masterminds of the “Abuse Synod” of February 2019. He insists that God’s love is the origin of homosexually occasioned “love.” Immediately after I published what you’ll read below, I was ecclesiastically silenced, being forced not only to take down the commentary on that interview I now re-publish below, but I was thrown into a dumpster as I had no way to support myself. This was known.
The YouTube video of this interview has since been taken down. Those attacking me said that it was “highly edited” what with different camera angles and all. Yet, there are long sections of non-interrupted frothing by Scicluna. Moreover – and please note this – the final version of the video was officially sanctioned by both the University LGBT group and the Archdiocese of Malta. That means, for those wanting to silence me in the bottom of a dumpster yet again, that Scicluna absolutely agreed to the presentation of his statements.
These are not just sound bites; there is also lengthy non-interrupted rationale.
Before the video was taken down, I had transcribed every last word of the entire video. The entire text [with my comments] is presented below.
In brief, Scicluna favors legalizing, sanctioning, the relationships of non-heterosexual couples. After all, he insists, homosexual “love” comes from God. How sick.
(Rev. George David Byers, “Fraud + Charles Scicluna: God’s love is homosexual”, Arise! Let Us Be Going!, Feb. 22, 2019)
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Decades ago, Austrian psychiatrist Dr. Rudolf Allers (1883-1963) taught psychology at the Catholic University of America and “acted for seven years as an expert in the Ecclesiastical Court especially in matrimonial cases” (Matthew Hoehn, ed., Catholic Authors: Contemporary Biographical Sketches 1930-1947 [Newark, NJ: St. Mary’s Abbey, 1948], p. 7). In what would now be considered a very politically incorrect statement, Dr. Allers wrote: “Homosexuality is always a phenomenon of a generally abnormal personality poorly adapted to reality” (Sex Psychology [Fort Collins, CO: Roman Catholic Books, 2006], p. 163; imprimatur 1937). What the Vatican would say today about a comment like that can hardly be imagined.
A lot has been happening this week in connection with the four-day summit. While some survivors of sex abuse outside the Vatican gathering have argued that homosexuality is not to blame, others maintain that it would be unacceptable for the Vatican to fail to note the connection.
The reason why homosexuality is relevant when it comes to the Novus Ordo Sect’s sex abuse crisis is not only that in most of the abuse cases the victim is the same sex as the perpetrator. Another important reason is that just as pederasty is a sexual perversion, so is homosexuality. The two are not morally equivalent, of course, but to say that there is no connection between the two, as Scicluna does, is simply not reasonable.
In what can only be called irony on stilts, a number of laymen this past Wednesday staged a “silent protest” in Rome in order to urge prelates “to break down the wall of silence: the sepulchral silence of the pastors of the Church in the face of an unprecedented doctrinal and moral crisis.” A more vocal protest would presumably have been a bit more effective.
In Francis’s native Argentina, the newspaper El Tribuno has just published internal church documents that appear to prove that Francis knew about the sexual abuse allegedly committed by “Bp.” Gustavo Zanchetta before he brought him to the Vatican and promoted him to a position created specially for him. This story has also hit the mainstream English-speaking news: Vaticanist Marco Tosatti and also Crux are reporting on it.
Meanwhile, sodomite Francis fan Frederic Martel has released his 550-page book In the Closet of the Vatican, which early reviews are showing to be essentially a hit piece against the more conservative of Modernist prelates in and around the Vatican. Release of the book was deliberately timed to occur on the same day as the opening of the abuse summit.
It should be clear at this point that in Vatican City the homos are running the asylum.
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