Friday, April 30, 2010

"Gay Superculture" Running the Diocese of Miami!

The story behind the story: Miami Archbishop John Favalora resigned early eight months before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. More is coming out now about the real reason for his early exit. According to faithful Catholics in the archdiocese who presented documentation to the Vatican a "gay superculturel" of priests was actually running things:
In 2004, a group of concerned lay Catholics of the Miami Archdiocese constituted themselves a lay "watchdog" organization, under the name Christifidelis. They were moved to do so by what they have alleged is a gay superculture running the archdiocese.

Attorney Sharon Bourassa, a member of Christifidelis, was counsel for The Rev. Andrew Dowgiert in a lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese in May of 2005. Fr. Dowgiert, on loan from a Polish archdiocese and soon to be incardinated in Miami, alleged that he was "fired" from active ministry in the Miami Archdiocese after whistle-blowing on homosexual activity by several pastors of the Archdiocese (particularly that of Fr. Anibal Morales of All Saints Parish [in Sunrise]).

In 2005 and 2006, columnist Matt Abbott published several articles tracing developments in what became known as the "Miami Vice" scandal. Bourassa claimed that several "straight" priests were feeding her information on a culture of sodomy and theological heterodoxy on the part of priests of the Miami Archdiocese. Among the allegations: the vast majority of the Archdiocese's priests are sexually active gays; Archbishop Favalora and Catholic Charities of Miami owned several thousand shares in stock for a liquid aphrodisiac popularly sold in gay clubs and strip joints; many priests were misappropriating parish funds to live exorbitant lifestyles, and Archbishop Favalora and vicar-general Msgr. William J. Hennessey are in some way implicated in this superculture....
This writer [i.e., Eric Giunta] can personally testify to the truth of at least one of the above allegations, namely, that the vast majority of the Archdiocese's pastors are homosexuals. Yours truly applied to the seminary formation program of the Miami Archdiocese in the Spring of 2005. I was immediately blacklisted as an ultraconservative "traditionalist" for my regular assistance at the Latin Mass Community at Miami's St Robert Bellarmine parish.

During my course of interviews with priests from the Archdiocese's vocations admissions board, one priest volunteered to me (with absolutely no prompting on my part) the fact that "if the new Holy Father [i.e., Pope Benedict XVI] were to get rid of every gay priest, this Archdiocese could run maybe . . . ten parishes." The Archdiocese, at the time, operated at least 121 parishes and/or missions. ( Read more.... )
Does this sound familiar? Fr. Michael Madden (Bridgeport), Fr. James Foster (Altoona-Johnstown), and, of course, Fr. James Haley (Arlington) all got stabbed in the back for daring to uncover the immoral gay lifestyles of priests in their respective dioceses. In some cases the homosexual priests were helping themselves to parish money to finance their lifestyles.

How much of this is still going on in dioceses around the country? Can anyone really believe that Miami was the only one. Look at the level of dissent still occurring and the scandal over the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. There is no doubt a strong relationship between dissent to the teachings of the Church and the personal morality of the shepherds. Bishop Bruskewitz thought so, but when he suggested a study of the connection between the sex abuse scandals and dissent he got ZERO support. Well, it certainly is no secret why Archbishop Favalora voted no. How many others followed his lead for the same reason?

Please pray for poor Holy Mother Church and all the good priests lost to the faithful in the pews because of the mean-spirited vindictiveness of bishops.


  1. Astounding reporting. Thanks for this. We have our own issues in the diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island.

    Please keep up the good work. You and Fr. Haley are always in my prayers.

  2. We repeted the story