Bishop Loverde, Where is Fr. James Haley?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fr. Haley Deserves Our Thanks; He was a Man Ahead of His Time!

The McCarrick scandal has finally blown the cover off the cover up and people need to demand change before the next generation of altar boys and seminarians get the Uncle Ted treatment. We haven't even begun to see the end of this. And so I urge you to take a look at a few articles (and comments) I've posted at the Les Femmes blog.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Abuser McCarrick got the Red Hat; Fr. Haley Who Tried to Protect the Flock Got the Butcher's Knife

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests

Reading stories about Cardinal McCarrick's sordid history of abuse make me so angry I need to go out and pound rocks. Sadly, he is becoming the icon for the hierarchy. How many of his "brethren" are just like him? If not abusers themselves, enablers and advancers of the abusers.

The Synods on the Family gave us a magnified view of so many evil men in red hats willing to lie and preen in front of the cameras while they undermined the faith. When I see the dissent to Church teaching among the "princes" of the Church, I recall Bishop Bruskewitz at the Dallas meeting making a motion to study the link between dissent and the sex abuse scandals. He couldn't even get a second! The bishops just wanted the bad news to go away or at least be redirected.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Surprise! Surprise! Cardinal McCarrick is a Homosexual Sex Abuser!

Surprise! Cardinal McCarrick is a sex-abusing homosexual who got away with it for years because of his power and prestige. Well all I can say is ho-hum. I wrote this in 2010 and this in 2009

Several years ago (I think it was between Christmas and New Year's) we visited the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It's a place I love and the decorations at Christmas are always breathtakingly beautiful. What wasn't beautiful that day was the celebrant at Mass -- Cardinal McCarrick. I spent the Mass praying for him and had a barf bag ready when he got up and gave the looooong, rambling homily. What a monumental hypocrite!

When the revelations came out this week about the cardinal, all I could think was --- well, it's about time! Everybody knew for years that McCarrick was homosexual using his power over others to act out. Those who could do something about his continued scandal just didn't care! Why not? Is it because he knows all the other boys in the club? He used his power and privilege against those under him. Did he also use it to keep those above him silent? 

"Uncle Ted" spent years enabling all kinds of pro-abortion Catholic politicians who championed the murder of the innocent. Are we surprised that he himself would abuse innocent altar boys? I recall the incident when he walked down the aisle after Mass (I think at St. Matthew's Cathedral in D.C.), saw abortion champ Ted Kennedy, took him by the arm, and exited the church arm and arm with him. I wasn't there but the media was and what a photo op for a scandalous Catholic politician! 

And, of course, there was the Kennedy funeral and graveside reading of selected sections of the Vatican letter giving the impression that Kennedy was an exemplary Catholic. Oh...and then there was the other letter when Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) sent a memo saying Communion "must" be withheld from pro-abortion politicians who publicly scandalize the flock. Cardinal McCarrick kept that one a secret. Wouldn't want to rock the boat amongst his pro-abort friends.

Yes, it's high time for Cardinal McCarrick to disappear from public ministry. But we should remember that he was an icon of the Church in the United States which continues to raise men just like him to positions of prominence and power while throwing good priests like Fr. James Haley to the wolves for exposing the truth. Let's pray for Cardinal McCarrick's repentance. But I hope you'll pray even harder for Fr. James Haley. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

#DraintheVaticanSwamp -- And the Diocesan Swamps Too!

Gay orgies in the heart of the Vatican, a Spanish priest, Tomas Herrera,  bragging about carrying a condom around in his pocket, a proselytizer for the gay lifestyle appointed to the Vatican communications office, out and proud gay priests (here, herehere - how many examples do you want?) announcing their disordered inclinations. And then of course there are the gays in the hierarchy. Archbishop Weakland comes to mind, but there were and are others.

Many of these gay priests are actively teaching and preaching. They certainly aren't teaching orthodoxy on issues of sexual morality! (Actually, there are some who hide behind orthodoxy. Generally there are other signs that flash the caution light.)

So, while all these priests scandalize the faithful while remaining in good standing, Fr. Haley continues wandering in the desert, a man with no church.

If this isn't the setting for the chastisement I don't what is! Which makes me agree with those who ask the question, Is something coming? Matthew 24 seems to be seeing fulfillment in our days.

Keep watch and pray. Be ready every day. We may not know the day and the hour, but we ought to be able to recognize signs of a coming storm.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Do You Ever Wonder How We Got into the Mess We're In?

Well here's one answer:

Gregory Baum is a Sodomite! What a surprise ...

Not only a sodomite, but a multiple vow breaker! He violated his priestly vows. Then he married and violated his marital vows by committing adultery with an active priest who was breaking his vows. 

Yikes!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Fr. Anthony Cipolla - Part III: "Demons in Roman Collars" and Their Enablers


The Sex Abuse Case Against Father Anthony J. Cipolla
Part III – The Pittsburgh Diocese – A Study of Lies, Deceit and Treachery
By Randy Engel

Introduction

As I indicated earlier in this series, the Pittsburgh Diocese’s mishandling and cover-up of the Father Anthony Cipolla Case in the late 1970s was the rule not the exception in the second-half of the 20th century. For almost every Catholic diocese in the world, the first concern of the Corporate Sole of each diocese regarding the management of clerical sex abuse, especially those involving pederasty – adult homosexual acts performed upon minor boys – was the avoidance of scandal at all costs, most especially the cost of justice. This misguided mindset, which was evident not only in the diocesan priesthood but in religious orders as well, was reinforced by the Vatican itself through generations of “progressive” popes in the Post-Conciliar era following the Second Vatican Council.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Randy Engel: Fr. Anthony Cipolla Part II -- Life and Death

The Sex Abuse Case Against Father Anthony J. Cipolla
Part II The Life and Death of a Pederast Priest
By Randy Engel

Introduction
Father Anthony Joseph Cipolla was born on August 29, 1943 in Rochester, PA, a borough of Beaver County.  He was the youngest of five children – Ann, Vincent, Genevra, Anita, his twin sister, and Anthony –  born to Ambrose and Albina (Natale) Cipolla.                                                           His first parish, where he received his First Holy Communion on June 17, 1954, was St. Titus Church in Aliquippa. It was a heavily mixed ethnic church with German-born, Italian- speaking Father Edward Zauner serving as its long-time pastor. Fr. Cipolla, a country boy, gave credit for his vocation to Fr.  Zauner and to his mother, who by every account was a devout Catholic and a kind, generous soul.
That same year, 1954, due to the expanding population in the area, Pittsburgh Bishop John Dearden established a new parish, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, in nearby Aliquippa under Father Cornelius J. Finneran. A small chapel was built on the site in September 1954, but the church was not completed until 1987. It was here that the young Anthony Cipolla learned his catechism, went to confession and attended Mass. And it was here that the Mass of Christian Burial was said for the 73-year-old priest following a fatal auto accident on August 30, 2016.