Courageous US bishop slams ‘Homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church’

Hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

After decades worth Catholic bishops either too cowardly or secretly complicity in the homosexual rape and abuse scandal the wracked the Church worldwide, the pendulum is ever-so slowly starting to swing the other way.

In a letter to the faithful via the diocesan newspaper The Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, has fired a broadside aimed directly at the hierarchy of the Catholic Church here in the United States.

And in His Excellency’s “letter to the faithful,” Bp Morlino has the guts to call out “sexual sins by bishops, priests, and even cardinals.”

The bishop even went as far as to cite the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report as well as name Archbishop Theodore McCarrick who Bp Morlino cites as the person responsible for the “McCarrick affair”.

The same Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report specifically notes of well over 300 “predator priests” as well as more than 1,000 victims, as reported by NBC News.

As His Excellency noted in his open letter to the Catholics of his diocese;

These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.

Faced with stories of the depravity of sinners within the Church, I have been tempted to despair. And why? The reality of sin — even sin in the Church — is nothing new. We are a Church made of sinners, but we are sinners called to sanctity. So what is new?

What is new is the seeming acceptance of sin by some in the Church, and the apparent efforts to cover over sin by them and others. Unless and until we take seriously our call to sanctity, we, as an institution and as individuals, will continue to suffer the “wages of sin.”

At the heart of the matter of Bp Morlino’s open letter is the convergence of Catholic priests and homosexuality.

Pontifical Mass for the Feast of Candlemas. (Photo: The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison.)

As he also penned;

“We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.

To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further. These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.”

In what many may consider the bishop’s most controversial statement in his open letter, he brings up the question of those seeking to further water-down the Catholic teachings regarding both the homosexual inclination as well as engaging in the homosexual act itself;

“If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.

There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.”

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. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy.”

In what seems like music to many traditionally-minded Catholics, Bp Morlino hammered Catholic clerics who seek worldly acceptance by constantly preach of some all-encompassing notion of warm-and-fuzzy “luv” while purposefully ignoring the reality of sin;

“For too long we have diminished the reality of sin — we have refused to call a sin a sin — and we have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy. In our efforts to be open to the world we have become all too willing to abandon the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In order to avoid causing offense we offer to ourselves and to others niceties and human consolation.

Why do we do this? Is it out of an earnest desire to display a misguided sense of being “pastoral?” Have we covered over the truth out of fear? Are we afraid of being disliked by people in this world? Or are we afraid of being called hypocrites because we are not striving tirelessly for holiness in our own lives?”

Now that Bishop Morlino is a lone voice crying out in the wilderness, any chance that the remaining 312 Catholic bishops, archbishops, and cardinals will follow suit?

Call me a pessimist, but don’t hold your breath.

But I haven’t completely given up all hope.



California’s cop-hooker sex scandal grows

California sex scandal mushrooms.
California sex scandal mushrooms.

Going by the nom de prostituée of Celeste Guap of Richmond, California has found herself at the center of a massive police criminal investigation. Not so much because she’d had sexual relations with dozens of LEOs (law enforcement officials), but much like their zippers, they couldn’t keep their mouths shut.

As reported by Dan Noyes of KGO-ABC of San Francisco, CA on June 27, 2016, and also by the staff of the Breitbart.com news portal on June 28, 2016, Guap is at the center of seven different Internal Affairs (IA) investigations involving various police departments, sheriff’s offices, and at least one federal agency. The comely 18-years-old plainly admits she’s engaged in sexual relations with more than 30 LEOs, but that’s not the main reason the IA boys are looking into her horizontal activities.

While Guap claims to have bedded – or in some cases, back seated – dozens of the San Francisco Bay Area’s boys in blue, what has investigators curious is that among other things, tongues are wagging. Despite Guap stating she only charged three of the police officers for her sexual favors, she did mention other “perks” that have no set monetary value.

As Guap admitted to KGO reporter Dan Noyes, “‘Their perks become your perks, you know.’ Celeste showed me texts in which officers appear to tip her off to police operations. One exchange from this past March with a cop she nicknamed ‘Superman’ reads, ‘Want some advice?’ Celeste answered, ‘Tell me handsome.’ The response was, ‘Stay off E14 from Fruitvale to 42 tonight. There’s a uc (or undercover) operation.’ Celeste also tells me on at least 10 occasions, officers provided police reports or inside information on criminal cases for her and her friends.”

While not yet substantiated, Guap claims she initially started having sex specifically with cops at the age of 16. Which happens to be well under the Golden State’s 18-years-old age of consent law.

While all seven of the identified law enforcement agencies have launched investigations, only the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has cleared the four deputies who’ve engaged in sex with the self-professed prostitute. It was eventually determined that the sexual relations were not only consensual, but there was never an exchange money, as well as she was 18 at the time.

So far, the LEOs and number of officials involved are as follows:

  • 16 officers from the Oakland Police Department
  • 6 Richmond police officers
  • 4 Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies
  • 3 San Francisco officers
  • 1 Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy
  • 1 Livermore officer
  • 1 police officer from the U.S. Armed Force’s Logistics Agency