How Bad Could the Blackmail Be?
From the Pastor: How Bad Could the Blackmail Be?
If you didn’t read my article in last week’s bulletin, you really should before reading this one as it will help put some things into proper perspective. That said, I promised to continue explaining just what an AH/HA bishop (see last week’s article for an explanation) always threatens to do—and actually does—as often as necessary to keep the “peace” through a reign of fear and intimidation. His own power and “pleasure” (sick though these may be) are his main goals. Not Heaven. Not salvation. Not true love of God or true love of man. Remember that my premise is that an AH/HA priest or bishop has no true Catholic faith. Last week I showed you some of what is in a priest’s file. The bishop has constant control of said file. He alone determines what does or does not go into the file, what might be clandestinely removed from it (see the parable of the unjust steward), and what might be “leaked” from it. The bishop also has complete control over a priest’s assignments, faculties, housing, health insurance, and paycheck, and, to a large degree, his reputation.
A priest who gets on the bad side of a bishop (and that can happen even with a good priest who has a good bishop but I am referring here to an AH/HA bishop) will get the worst assignment the bishop can conjure up. But how bad could it really be? A young priest who insists on preaching Catholic faith and morals will almost assuredly be sent to an AH/HA pastor to “straighten him out” (a very bad use of words). His AH/HA pastor will berate him both privately and publicly and tear him apart behind his back at every moment with slander, calumny, innuendo, and lies. The young priest will be intimidated and bullied as few have ever witnessed or imagined. The AH/HA pastor has filled his staff with AH/HA lay people and deacons and the young priest has nobody to whom to turn. There is nobody to reassure him that he is not the “bad guy” with the exception of a handful of good, faithful Catholic parishioners whom the pastor and staff have not yet been able to run off. He will not be respected by anyone else except God. The pastor will not allow him to teach. Most of the time he will have the AH/HA deacon assigned to preach for him and he will be forced to listen silently to heretical sermons. He will be assigned all of the “dirty work” and he will be always at everyone’s beck and call for non-priestly duties and always under scrutiny. Word will go out to all pastors that he is a pathetic loser and that they should refuse him as an associate during personnel changes. He will be called down to the AH/HA bishop’s office on a regular basis to be accused of being heartless and a sorry excuse for a priest. He will be threatened to be relieved of his faculties or, at best, assigned as a chaplain at a hospital or nursing home. His file will grow as the bishop waves in his face every anonymous, outrageous, deceptive, unCatholic letter from those following the AH/HA crowd as “proof” of his lack of fitness to be a priest. Everything will be done to encourage him to either engage in immorality, quit preaching against immorality, or just get the heck out. He constantly faces the reality that, after having endured eight or nine years of Pink Palace Seminary, he might be forced out after fewer years of priesthood. He will watch as his friends, those good men ordained with him, “flee the wolves” one after another and he will see his AH/HA seminary associates promoted and rewarded. It’s no wonder so many leave.
But why would he remain silent after he leaves the priesthood? He knows AH/HA pastors who have boyfriends, who perform same-sex “marriages”, who cook the books, etc. He knows at least some of the immoral activity of his former AH/HA bishop. How can blackmail extend even into his lay life? Remember the file. The AH/HA bishop will do anything to retain control of this man’s life in order to protect and amuse himself. One example is sufficient: A “good” bishop might annually invite all ex-priests and their wives to a dinner. He will show them that he cares about them, wants to be sure their families are doing well, and even, in a roundabout way, let them know he is sorry they felt forced to leave in order to keep their masculinity and morality. An AH/HA bishop, on the other hand, invites them to dinner for sinister motives. He holds out the rotten carrot that maybe soon the Pope might allow them to return to ministry and, as long as they have been “good”, they can return to where they know they belong. He buys their silence. Even worse, the AH/HA bishop is not so subtly telling them, “I know your contact information. I know your family. I know your place of employment. Mess with me or one of mine and I will destroy you. I will pull something from your file (or place something in your file) and release it to the public, to your employer, to your children’s school. You will be an unemployable ex-priest and maybe also an ex-husband and ex-father.” Yes, they are that evil. Starting to understand the silence? More to come next week.
With prayers for your holiness,
Rev. Fr. Edwin Palka
8/4/2018 06:43:12 pm
I want you to know that I am so very thankful for your courage and spiritual leadership. I have been terribly upset over the satanic attacks against the Church and find myself experiencing an anticipatory kind of grief over the ONE earthly presence that I never expected to fail. Still,I intend to hold on no matter what the future will bring, with my Rosary in hand. A day never passes that you are not included in my prayers.
8/5/2018 12:10:34 am
8/5/2018 08:01:48 am
8/5/2018 04:29:44 pm
8/7/2018 08:32:22 am
This explains why seemingly faithful priests don’t teach the entire Catholic Faith. And why so many of our Masses are crazy, Protestant, and maybe even sacriligious. Where I live there aren’t any Tridentine Masses. Our bishop is arch gay. I’ve been thinking if going to Orthodox services as I can’t bear the craziness.
8/7/2018 10:16:27 am
8/7/2018 04:34:42 pm
I realky don’t understand all the anomosity against the Orthidix. They go back to Christ just as the Western Latin Church does. They have valid sacraments and apostolic succession. Bith gave sin amongst their members but also saints. Yes, there are cultural and linguistic differences. But honestly I am closer to a believing Irthodox Christian than I ever will be to our peronist, marxist, communist unbelieving pope and our faggot bishops. So why all this hatred? I honestly do nit understand.
8/7/2018 05:02:50 pm
PS. Going to an Orthodox service does not imply formal conversion. The Western Church is corrupt to its heart, to its being. It denies the Lord of Life. It is a mafioso organization. Why should we support it? Do you honestly think anything will change wuth the unbelieving bishops who have absolute authority over the faithful clergy and the laity? We have been at this since 2002 and NOTHING has changed. Do you think that Christ is not in the Orthodox churches with valid sacraments? Maybe both the Eastern and the Western branches of the true Church had better grow up fast because ISLAM is set to take over and wipe them both out. Enough with territoririalism. Grow up in Christ.
8/7/2018 02:24:03 pm
Father, I stumbled across this via a group I belong to on Facebook. Oh happy day!
8/15/2018 04:05:00 pm
8/8/2018 09:53:12 pm
Hello Fr. Edwin and God bless you for your work. Elaine, my wife and I have been following this crisis and have been convinced that the problem is not only a crisis of faith, but entrenched homosexual networks of priests, bishops and cardinals. We greatly appreciate your expose of the processes that evil and corrupt bishops use. We anticipate a chastisement from our Lord, but I hope a purification will soon occur before that happens. Please keep up the good work. I knew the 2002 response from the bishops was inadequate because it didn’t focus on the homosexuality in the priesthood. Now here we are with the cat out of the bag. We’d like to know how do we get rid of the homosexual priests estimated to be as high as 50 % of all American priests. I’m willing to drive two hours to attend Mass or more. I know that’s what will probably happen to many if the purge ever occurs. Thanks again, Father.
8/8/2018 09:57:48 pm
8/11/2018 01:36:53 pm
Father, I assume, knows it happens because it has happened to him, his fellow faithful priests, it is discussed and or confessed in the confessions he hears, and in what diocesan and parish lay people have shared with him through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and or Spiritual Direction.
8/15/2018 04:06:09 pm
8/15/2018 04:06:56 pm
Oops! Rather, see above!
8/8/2018 11:15:37 pm
Thank you Father! I am a college student trying to get an undergraduate degree in philosophy. I know that I ought to be careful with what seminary I join!
8/15/2018 04:08:12 pm
8/10/2018 09:17:50 am
Thank you Rev.Fr. Palka , for this follow up article as well as the good suggestions you are offering .
8/15/2018 04:14:16 pm
8/13/2018 04:29:57 pm
And the laity need to step up, repent, and realize how the sin of contraception (sterile sex for heterosexuals) has been a large part of this crisis.
8/15/2018 04:11:24 pm
8/16/2018 04:48:38 pm
This is terrifying, and fascinating. Thank you for showing us behind the curtain. Looking forward to the next installment (the solution).
8/17/2018 11:52:39 am
8/26/2018 03:03:01 pm
So true, I didn’t realize how deep it went, had some idea, but how sad, Jesus said he wouldn’t leave his church. I have certain priests I trust and ones I don’t. I’m very careful, I think our bishop is good. The young priests we have seem to be very good. I’ve increased my Eucharist adoration to several days a week
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