Why Don’t the Priests Blow the Whistle?
From the Pastor: Why Don’t the Priests Blow the Whistle?
One question that was asked after last week’s homily was, “Why don’t ‘good’ priests and ‘good’ bishops blow the whistle on the abusive priests and bishops?” Many people still don’t (I believe most priests still don’t) understand just how evil the active homosexual or homosexual activist (AH/HA from here on out) priests and bishops are. Not understanding the extent of their depravity and wrongly thinking that they are simply “normal” men who just struggle with their sexual desires and sometimes might fail to remain chaste but are really, truly repentant when it happens and strive to “confess my sins, do penance and amend my life, amen”, they cannot possibly grasp the hellish depths to which the AH/HA clergy will go to persecute, lambaste, punish, humiliate and blackmail anyone who stands in their way or threatens their way of life. Let me be clear. The AH/HA priests and bishops treat their sexual mortal sin as if it is a “good” and a God-given good at that (if they even believe in God, something of which I am very doubtful, at least in the Catholic understanding of Who God is). Nay, more than “a” good, they are convinced that it is “the” good. They will go to any, repeat, any length to force others to engage in it, to accept it, or to, at the very least, ignore it and pretend that it doesn’t exist or that it is not harmful enough to mention or try to eradicate. They do not struggle with their disordered sexual desires as so many others do but rather revel in them. With that as my premise, let me explain why few “good” priests and bishops will openly challenge their brother priests and bishops when it comes to this particular sin. Next week, perhaps, I will take it a step further and write about why even priests who have left the active ministry (mostly to get married) cannot and will not come forward with what they know, with what quite often drove them out of ministry in the first place.
As part of the application process to be accepted as a seminarian and throughout his entire formation process, a man is, and rightly so, asked to reveal an extensive amount of very personal information, including such things as his history of chastity or sexual activity, criminal activity (even if he was never caught or convicted), and his worst fears about where he might fail in living out his vows or promises (prayer, poverty, chastity, and obedience). His file grows thicker the longer he remains in the seminary and it continues to grow after ordination, and includes self-revealed and other-revealed (from formation directors, vocation directors, letters from parishioners, etc.) information regarding his struggles, mental issues, physical problems, and moral failings before, during and after formation, any perceived “hostility toward women” or “rigidity” or “uber Catholicism” or “hard preaching” and many more such things. That file never goes away, even when a man leaves “the system”, whether before or after ordination (this will be helpful to remember for next week’s column). This file is always meant to help him so that by working with his spiritual director he can improve in every aspect of his life, so that he can overcome fears and failings, so that he has a benchmark by which to gauge his improvements in holiness and competence. It is also meant to help his bishop and any of his future bishops understand the priest, to figure out where to place him on assignment or which assignment to keep him away from for his own good. But while a good seminary rector or bishop uses this intimate information wisely and well for the salvation of the soul of the man and those under his care, an AH/HA bishop uses it for evil purposes. How so? Let me give you a couple of completely made-up examples.
Suppose a priest’s file reveals that as a teen he was sexually abused by an adult male. As a result of this formative abuse, he struggled with homosexual desires as an adolescent and into his early adulthood but always remained chaste. Once ordained as a priest he spoke out fervently against the acceptance and promotion and legalization of homosexual activity and other sexual sins. His AH/HA bishop, knowing his past, makes him the Boy Scout chaplain where he will be working closely with the bishop’s handpicked and openly active homosexual lay diocesan Scout leaders, hoping and even encouraging (vicariously, through his minions) him to finally fall to his boyhood abuse-induced homosexual desires and sexually abuse one or more of the Scouts. While a continual perpetuation of this sin is most greatly desired by the AH/HA bishop, even one “close call” is enough for a lifetime of blackmail. The AH/HA bishop will do the same with a formerly active (before his conversion to Catholicism, let us say) heterosexual priest who bucks the Lavender Mafia, though he would instead be assigned as chaplain of the girls’ High School or University for the same purposes, and “seducers” would be sent to tempt him. Think this is far fetched? Don’t be fooled.
“So?” you might be thinking, ”What could the AH/HA bishop do with even a file full of blackmail information?” I will explain more about that next week and you will see why even the “ex” priests are not safe from such evil.
With prayers for your holiness,
Rev. Fr. Edwin Palka
8/1/2018 02:35:44 pm
Father, You may be interested in another priests take on the same matter. It is very enlightening. Thank you for your explanation
8/1/2018 03:44:46 pm
8/5/2018 01:55:45 pm
These A/H...H/A men are so EVIL there are really no words. I believe this is all completely TRUE and they USE the Church and everyone in it to their EVIL DEMONIC lifestyle. The laity have very little recourse to this evil, but we may be able with God's grace to find a way to at least help GET THESE MEN OUT OF THE CHURCH!! The priests that have already been courageous enough to speak out are receiving supernatural grace from God. These evil sodomites need to be stripped of their vestments PUBLICLY, laicized and if appropriate turned over to authorities...if not, sent packing empty handed.
8/10/2018 08:32:22 am
How about if AH/HA priests were given, as a condition of absolution, the penance to admit their active homosexuality publicly and to turn themselves over to the bishop? Of course there's a good chance the bishop will be on his side of the fence. In that case, watch what happens to the priest. If nothing, you have your answer.
8/17/2018 03:02:12 am
Fr. Palka, If a person were to confess a certain sin, then the confessor learns of the same person committing the same offense after the confession, is the priest able to report the events that took place after the confession?
10/5/2018 09:49:57 am
8/2/2018 01:41:51 pm
8/2/2018 07:04:14 pm
Hi James. He is a moderator at the website 1Peter5. I copied his comment directly from an article on the site. I hope this helps. Kathy
8/17/2018 10:51:16 am
8/17/2018 10:57:33 am
Mental health is a excuse to justify the crime that is committed. Psychiatrists Are just another form of helping them cover up thing they should be in prison for. Psychiatry Got into the church back in world war 1 and they keep using it for cover up excuses. If it’s not your fault then you don’t have to take responsabilty for it. Plus then you can play the maryter.
8/4/2018 02:52:01 pm
This is a great assessment by a faithful priest. Check your tires and brake lines before traveling though. This reminds me of how Fr. John Hardon used to preach. God bless you Fr and please preach the Way, the Truth, and the Life no matter the consequences.
8/4/2018 10:40:18 pm
8/16/2018 05:16:48 pm
"Servant of God" Fr John Hardon SJ , now that was a holy priest!
8/4/2018 08:35:44 pm
Kathy, thanks so much for this information; God bless you!
Father, refuse these people absolution. Question them if their occasion of sin is a one off, or regular sin. And use the authority conferred on you to direct them to the services of the local mental services. Their sin is a mental illness, though there are many who would tell you they have become possessed by demons. Maybe you could point this out to them in the confessional.
8/17/2018 03:10:00 am
I suspect those who use the seal of the confessional to silence the confessor don't care whether they are absolved: the confessor is bound by the seal whether absolution is granted or not.
8/6/2018 12:23:49 pm
Many priests are more interested in protecting the privacy of the predators than helping those preyed upon.
8/8/2018 02:00:58 pm
It seems then the Orthodox convlservative priest should withold absolution until a true confession and penance is made and that pennenace should be a demonstrable attempt to conquer the sin by openly “outing” oneself and seeking help publicly.
8/17/2018 11:01:09 am
8/16/2018 05:45:30 pm
I've writing this from the point of view of an Anglican, so I might be mistaken in some details. However, my understanding is that one of the key requirements of the sacrament of absolution is restitution. You can't , for instance, confess to stealing and keep the money. You must give it back. Surely, if a person confesses to sexually abusing someone else, he must make amends. Shouldn't the confessor insist that he bring the victim in for pastoral care? If he is not prepared to do this, then would it be a valid confession, protected by the seal of confidentiality?
8/17/2018 11:04:15 am
8/25/2018 07:02:43 pm
What Fr. RP says here is totally untrue.
8/1/2018 04:57:49 pm
It is kind of scary that predator homosexual priests and bishops can be- come unable to be called out in the open because the only authorities who learn of their sexual sins are the normal priests to whom they go to confession. That obstacle never occurred to me before.I will definitely pray more than I have.
8/1/2018 07:30:44 pm
8/17/2018 02:42:27 pm
Fr. Palka ... I just read this in an article ...
8/17/2018 03:47:27 pm
8/1/2018 10:53:12 pm
I don't understand this.
8/3/2018 08:59:28 pm
As presented by the comments, what usually happens is that the good priest gets all of the details within the confessional from the molester priest but only gets rumors and secondhand information from outside. He cannot go to the one abused based on information obtained in the confessional, so he cannot counsel him in any way related to it. The victims, as you see in the news, almost never come forward and when they finally do, it is decades later. As for the sexual proposition in the confessional, that is a darned good question, one for which I have no answer.
8/5/2018 12:55:17 pm
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8/4/2018 01:42:42 pm
8/17/2018 03:20:19 am
Father, does the seal apply to everything said in the confessional, or only to sins confessed? The distinction between a sin confessed in the confessional and a sin committed in the confessional seems pretty clear, if it is at all relevant.
8/25/2018 07:05:29 pm
You are absolutely correct.
8/3/2018 03:09:23 pm
Thank you Father for teaching the truth.
8/3/2018 09:02:48 pm
You are welcome.
8/3/2018 06:27:06 pm
I see homophobia is still alive and well in Holy Mother The Church. Indeed, To quote The Bard: "The Lady doth protest too much".
8/3/2018 09:02:10 pm
Niles, I have heard that "argument" since seminary days. Whenever a pro-homosexual talk was coming, they would pull out that quote to make sure that nobody could object without being labeled a closeted homosexual themselves.
8/6/2018 08:59:27 am
“Homophobia”? Really? Then our Almighty Father God must be homophobic. Romans 1:26-28 really spells it out, then there’s also 1Cor 6:9, 1 Tim1:10, and in the Old Testament Leviticus, and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19. Please pray for discernment on this and open your mind to what the truth is about this sin.
8/6/2018 09:49:46 am
This linguistically twisted neologism "homophobia" is nothing more than a propaganda tool cooked up by the pro-sodomy movement to shut down criticism of their pet perversion. To me, its use by anyone is a signal to stop talking with the party in question since they aren't honest brokers. They aren't searching for truth, they're looking for approval for sin.
8/12/2018 01:40:21 am
A phobia is an irrational fear.
8/27/2018 01:13:18 pm
True. "Homophobia" would properly mean "fear of the same thing". Which is idiotic, which we already knew.
12/28/2018 07:46:14 am
Everything is wrong with your post: The neologism "homophobia" is ridiculous whether one thinks it has a Latin or Greek base or even if it is supposed to be some kind of crossbreed. Beyond that, the notion that this sloppily concocted slur intends to convey is itself a lie; Catholics hate sodomy, not sodomites. No one seriously thinks, for example, that opposition to arson suggests hatred for pyromaniacs, for example, on the part of its opponents.
8/4/2018 11:22:26 am
Did George Weigel in his book, "The Courage to be Catholic" from 2002 discuss homosexuality in the church.
8/4/2018 11:23:44 am
8/4/2018 10:48:45 pm
Peter from Jacksonville
8/17/2018 11:41:07 am
I am so sad but not despairing .I entered the church a broken man with same sex attraction . No one was able to love me enough in my liberal community or in thr Episcopal church from which i came to help me leave this sin and choose chastity. I came to Catholicism by way of a wonderful program called Courage and a wonderful Priest, Fr Murphy at Immaculate Conception in Jacksonsville. One of the consequences of my sin is HIV .. I was loved, supported and shown the way of chastity . I hope this evil is purged from the Church .I cannot live without the Church and the sacraments and courageous Priests like Father Murphy.
8/17/2018 12:01:05 pm
Peter from Jacksonville,
8/18/2018 02:37:25 am
I live in Pennsylvania. It has been hard for me to find well formed priests. I have had a priest tell me, in confession, not to talk to him about sexual matters and whether certain things are sins in marriage. By the grace of God, I have found a good priest who was, as I have heard, sent to this area to help clean things up.
8/4/2018 12:37:34 pm
"Immorality in the Church" - I Corinthians 5:1-13
8/4/2018 12:42:59 pm
Very interesting, I never considered the idea that the homosexual priests used confession as a means of silencing the true priests. I attended seminary, as an older vocation, and was surprised by the silent homosexuality that exists in the church. I remember sitting with a seminarian - who was a priest getting his doctorate - and he refused to hear confession of other seminarians, regularly. I understand now why. My personal (non-scientific) estimate was that 90% of the administration and faculty were homosexual, and 50% of the seminarians were homosexual. Sadly, I would estimate that only 20% of the seminarians were true vocations. Those truly holy individuals with vocations were rooted out and discouraged from becoming priests, and faced an extremely difficult path through the seminary. As a true vocation, If you didn't keep your head down and your mouth shut, you had little chance of making it through six years. I would expect that if you made it through as a true vocation, you are brain washed/conditioned to keep the homosexuailty problem to yourself. Plus, once ordained, you return to a fraternity of priests, where the homosexuality is entrenched as well. I will emphasize, the homosexuality is not open and outward, more like the don't ask don't tell in the military. The other thing that shocked me was the extreme support for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic platform. Like most universities today, the seminaries outwardly and vocally supported Hillary Clinton, and you better outwardly support her/them too, or you will have problems. In this case is was universal, there were no supporters of pro-life candidates among the administration or seminarians - which was scary too.
8/4/2018 10:58:22 pm
8/5/2018 11:03:27 pm
WOW. We need some brave lay men to infiltrate these cesspool seminaries the way the police infiltrate gangs for the sole purpose of gathering evidence. One volunteer with a wire and hidden camera. A male prostitute outed over 40 priests in the diocese of Naples. Some of these priests are facing criminal charges for drug trafficking and extortion.
8/4/2018 03:12:40 pm
This is a great assessment by a faithful priest. Check your tires and brake lines before traveling though. This reminds me of how Fr. John Hardon used to preach. God bless you Fr and please preach the Way, the Truth, and the Life no matter the consequences.
8/4/2018 03:13:06 pm
Nonsense! First, I don't disagree with their evilness, but the idea that all these men are just about all able to be blackmailed is just not true and if you haven't heard not a one has made their voice loud enough to get any attention. Not only that, but if you're trying to tell me that in any way a man abusing some boy scout because he was set up in an inviting environment is similar to a man having a heterosexual moment of weakness is pure nonsense. First, these aren't some weaknesses that are so strong you can't blame a man for really having them is just a lie. I've spent plenty of time with women other than my wife being a stay at home dad and not a single time have I nor would I ever try to add a notch in my headboard. It simply isn't in my realm for it EVER to enter any reality. Not because I couldn't, but because I simply wouldn't do it on principle. The principle that it would be an offense that I could not live with. They don't say anything because they have no supernatural faith. They don't truly believe in it. If they really had true belief in God they would have the stones to call out the disgusting sins that they are and would not in any part be a part nor worse be a participant in it. I don't buy this lame weak excuse one bit. If they believed in their culpability before God they would shudder in fear for not calling these disgusting evil perverts in the open. It has nothing to do with a mans weakness for their sexual appetite, none less a sexual appetite for pederasty or pedophilia. And quite honestly you should be embarrassed for suggesting this as an excuse because in the end -there is absolutely no excuse for it- NONE. No wonder the priesthood is in such a mess
8/4/2018 11:14:19 pm
8/29/2018 04:13:51 am
Dave, as I read your comment I was compelled to go to this blog - http://www.olmctempe.com/blog.php?month=201808&id=1531312436&cat=249660100&pg=1&title=When+I+Wore+a+Younger+Man%27s+Clothes - written by a priest who grew up in an area controlled by the Mafia, so when he encountered the Lavender Mafia, he instantly recognized it as a cabal. I've seen the effects of Mafia control on people in my town who got caught up in the Big City Scene, so I understood what he was talking about. It didn't escape me, when I read Father Palka's reply to you, that he, too, compared it to Mafia tactics. Here's the thing: they don't have to fear being burned at the stake, and they have no compunction against doing great harm to others AND their families. Look what they did to Archbishop Nienstedt, who started a Courage chapter in the Archdiocese of Detroit before being assigned to New Ulm and then St. Paul and Minneapolis, where he forcefully preached against the sin of active homosexuality. Even the conservative Catholics are helping to keep him out of any ministry now. It's not proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he is not guilty of their allegations, but each time they chase him out of a ministry, he has humbly stepped away without a fight, without a trace of arrogance. Compare that to McCarrick and Wuerl. Evil bishops have had innocent priests imprisoned and have driven some to suicide. When I first learned of that, I thought it was just bishops being overzealous in fighting child sex abuse, but in light of these revelations, the pieces are falling into place. Please pray for our faithful hierarchy and clergy, and for our Church.
8/4/2018 08:15:00 pm
Thank you, Fr. Palka, for answering some of the questions I’ve had regarding this very serious problem; I had no idea! I will now offer my daily rosary for our sick Holy Mother Church, for you and all the good priests. We must overcome...it’s totally unacceptable! God bless you!
8/4/2018 11:25:36 pm
8/4/2018 10:51:19 pm
I read the self-publish ebook “Priesthood In Crisis”, by Fr. Matthew Despard (an active priest in the UK) a few years ago. He detailed many of these issues with being pressured by the AH/HA priests in his diocese and how they ruined him when he refused their AH/HA advances.
8/4/2018 10:56:53 pm
8/5/2018 12:04:25 am
Dear Father Palka, there is something good Priests can do when they are faced with sexual perverts looking for absolution for their crimes against the 6th Commandment. The Priest can refuse absolution, and tell the penitent to reform their behaviour sincerely before they present themselves again before the justice seat of God in the confessional.
8/5/2018 04:33:27 pm
Mary A. Gibson
8/5/2018 01:45:54 pm
This is very disheartening. I’m surprised there are any good priests at all!
8/5/2018 04:35:57 pm
Dear Father Palka,
Hey Father Palka,
8/6/2018 11:02:14 am
8/6/2018 10:43:24 am
Terrible, maybe they shouldn't delve so deeply into the seminarian's life, so that it's not on paper? I don't know what the answer is but these evildoers make me sick.
8/6/2018 11:12:56 am
8/6/2018 11:36:37 am
8/6/2018 12:11:15 pm
2/14/2019 02:45:46 pm
I am so disgusted, angry, and saddened by the disgraced state of the infiltrated, bloody, beaten, Holy Mother Catholic Church. I now better understand why America's families and institutions and nthe whole world is spiralling down into the abyss. Rome is a cesspool leaking into the wider Church., contaminating even the innocent. Evil reigns in the souls of Many ordained to lead us to God. This is the Passion of the Mystical Body of Christ. We are on the road to our Crucifixion . The only thing that really matters is saving our souls and Jesus showed us how. God will save His Holy Church in the end but the spiritual war for our souls is now exploding everywhere in our faces. We must stay the couse lest we experience a second death, ( that of the soul.) My brother and sister Catholics, do not abandon your Savior Jesus. Be firm in belief of what you know to be the Sacred Truths of the one True Church. Sick and wounded, exhausted, and demoralized, we the Faithful, will cooperate with God to purge and purify Her of the puerile, vile infection of grave sins, and continue on our Way of the Cross to our Calvary with Faith, the love of God as our strength and our hope. Nothing else really matters.
8/6/2018 12:13:07 pm
Dear Father, Thank you for sharing this information. I've been reading several articles on the clerical issues but nothing was written this this amount of frankness. My Faith in the Church Jesus created is not shaken by this. We know don't we that among the Pharisees there were issues so why not among our own priests and Bishops? I did not know how pervasive and certainly how the Sacraments Jesus gave us were being manipulated. Those who do so have no love for Heaven. God bless you and keep speaking the truth. This really just brings home how much we need to pray for our priests.
8/6/2018 12:19:01 pm
8/7/2018 11:36:23 am
I really believe it is so important to know what our Church teaches, what Jesus teaches. We must know our faith and we must pass it on to our children. That is how we can discern the Truth and love our Church even when there are sinners around us (including ourselves). God bless you Father!!!
8/6/2018 09:59:42 pm
Hope that is what many would be , from reading this - astounded !
8/7/2018 10:35:11 am
8/7/2018 07:31:05 pm
Thank you very much Rev.Fr.Palka, for the care and wisdom in the response , along with your prayers and blessings for all in your life .
8/7/2018 11:16:43 am
Fr. Palka, I am afraid to send my comments on the "Butch" female that was put in leadership at our recent women's retreat. The home office over these retreats is said to be "liberal". Someone is protecting homosexuals in lay leadership positions as it is happening in other churches around us. Please give me some advice. It's not just priests and bishops and sisters who scandalize us. Who can I trust?
8/10/2018 09:09:05 pm
8/10/2018 12:49:09 pm
8/10/2018 09:31:34 pm
8/11/2018 12:05:57 am
Thank you for bringing me back to Earth, Father. I didn't really want to go down the conspiracy path, but it just seemed like there is one. That isn't to say that this isn't all part of the devil's plan to destroy the Church, of course. But what you say makes much more sense (Occam's razor and all). Thank you and God bless all you do!
8/10/2018 09:11:46 pm
8/11/2018 05:33:08 pm
8/17/2018 04:02:33 am
Hi, Fr. Palka,
8/18/2018 08:02:19 am
Should laity not be saying the St. Michael prayer at all? Or is it just the long form that we should avoid?
8/11/2018 08:41:46 am
I am not a Catholic; I am a Southern Baptist. But I weep when I see such evil perpetrated in the name of that which is holy and good. This I am convinced of: God Will Move. I believe that he is holding back, deliberately, allowing the Seed of Evil to come to full flower so that all rational beings above and below might look upon the fruit it bears and never, ever be tempted to plant it again for the rest of all eternity. But I believe that we can look forward to intervention, and true justice...high and low, civil and criminal...and that those who have offended will not be released until they truly have paid the last penny. Which will be longer than our human minds can comprehend...if ever.
8/11/2018 05:41:33 pm
Mary Ann Parks
8/16/2018 09:54:41 am
8/11/2018 10:57:53 am
A loose theme here seems to be that the minority of priests are "good" ones and the fear is that, under such pressures, even they might lose their faith. I don't understand what faith is being discussed here - faith in God and the holy scriptures or faith in the integrity of the Catholic church as an institution? A calling to serve God is from the Holy Spirit. It is a 'higher' calling and perseverance is a requirement. On the other hand, losing faith in the ability of the Catholic Church to promulgate the intentions of God seems quite appropriate.
8/11/2018 05:47:28 pm
8/15/2018 08:56:02 am
It may be that there is no organized body of evil priests but there certainly should be an organized body of faithful, good, courageous ones. I don't understand why the institutional Church is more vigorous in rooting out this evil. Fear itself be damned. Unless there are no "good priests" in positions of power, the idea that the bad must be tolerated or soft-peddled is not credible. What I have heard said is that these things can't be exposed to the laity lest they lose faith. Well that ship has certainly sailed. What are the "good priests" waiting for? It's time the gloves come off. Only priests can clean this house. To fail to do so is an abdication of responsibility and perhaps the greater sin.
8/15/2018 04:20:32 pm
Mary Ann Parks
8/16/2018 09:53:10 am
In the case of abuse of a minor, I would think that the same rule for absolution could apply as for theft. One has to pay back, make reparation, as a condition for absolution. The way one would make reparation for stolen innocence/stolen family would be to have to confess to the family so t hey could help the child get help. And of course, turn the priest in, which he himself would also have an obligation to do. Once priests learned they could not get absolution from a good priest for this crime without outing themselves, the good priests would be freed to speak of what they know from other sources.
8/17/2018 11:17:21 am
8/16/2018 03:53:15 pm
I would like to receive your columns, Father. Please add me to your email list. Thanks!
8/17/2018 11:17:57 am
8/16/2018 06:30:09 pm
I found this article both heartbreaking and enlightening. Perhaps this is not the place for it, but I have a question-- I have heard before that much of this abuse and the prevalence of AH/HA priests & bishops is the result of a direct push from the LGBT community to infiltrate the church ministry back in the 70s. I have not yet found any evidence to corroborate that, but I believe it makes sense. Is that claim true?
8/17/2018 11:21:19 am
8/16/2018 08:54:00 pm
It is a mistake for the pastor to 'blame' homosexuality. Not only are the victims from both sexes, but psychologists do not find a link between homosexuality and having a tendency toward child sexual abuse. Blaming sexual inclination is the wrong approach and doesn't help finding a solution; in fact, it hurts it.
8/17/2018 11:47:31 am
8/20/2018 02:23:28 am
8/20/2018 05:26:15 pm
10/5/2018 09:35:34 am
Hi Father Palka,
10/5/2018 02:34:06 pm
8/17/2018 11:23:08 pm
8/20/2018 04:43:54 pm
8/17/2018 11:52:55 pm
No matter how hellish the higher ups are, a priest must stand up for what's right and blow the whistle, even if at his own expense. If a priest does not do so, he's not that good of a priest. We're called to be Christ-like. We're called to be saints. Martyrs if need be. When so called "good priests" can't walk the walk then it undermines the message of the Gospel.
8/20/2018 04:39:49 pm
8/18/2018 01:48:25 pm
We MUST clean the filth that has infiltrated the Church and start anew. We MUST protect the innocent and saves souls. The time has come to call a spade a spade and not to cover up the satanic behind a cloud of confusion, empty words, and half-truths.
8/20/2018 04:40:31 pm
8/18/2018 08:34:36 pm
Thank you, Father. An excellent explanation of the Church’s abhorrent inability to police itself. I am bookmarking this article next to another one, which I think also tells it well, from slightly different perspective.
8/20/2018 04:38:17 pm
8/19/2018 11:30:56 am
8/20/2018 04:24:55 pm
8/26/2018 12:30:38 am
Please see this website. Our Stations of the Cross in Reparation can be found on Youtube.
8/26/2018 06:35:29 pm
When will the Pope do the right thing and step down?
8/27/2018 03:22:11 pm
Father, you write: "As part of the application process to be accepted as a seminarian and throughout his entire formation process, a man is, and rightly so, asked to reveal an extensive amount of very personal information, including such things as his history of chastity or sexual activity.." I'm afraid I can't agree with the words "rightly so." Asking people to reveal secret sins in the external forum is an abuse: no wonder it is giving rise so easily to much worse things. At the seminary where I teach (not diocesan), applicants are asked whether they have homosexual tendencies, but never to reveal secret sins. I would accept it if a seminary or diocese were to say on the form: "By submitting your application you confirm that you have lived chastely for 1 year/2 years /whatever interval is decided upon," but they should never ask an individual to disclose sins. The distinction between the internal (non-sacramental) and external forum must be properly respected.
8/27/2018 09:33:36 pm
8/28/2018 08:17:48 pm
Wrapping you in prayer and calling on Prayer Warriors of the Church Militant engaged in Spiritual Warfare in Today's World -- we've been ready for this, Father Palka. That's not a major organized group, just individuals connected on Facebook prayer groups. A solid block has been preparing calmly with trust in our Lord. May He guard and guide you!
8/31/2018 05:32:33 pm
9/4/2018 01:42:04 am
I wonder if requiring all priests to speak out against homosexuality one Sunday would expose these men? I know looking at various church websites and seeing the information or lack of information; the strange focus and lack of feeling and understanding about the real problem is very enlightening. I will be avoiding some parishes.
9/4/2018 02:17:13 am
I've done the same thing! I've seen some mealy mouth responses from some clergy and a bishop that jshows they ust don't get it.
10/5/2018 12:16:23 pm
To find a vocation of reparation please see Reparatrix.org. We are lay women and men, Priest/Reparators and Deacon/Reparators who make reparation first for our own sins, and then for priests not living their vows. We have a beautiful Stations of the Cross with specific Intentions for these priests on Youtube. Go to Praying the Stations in Reparation. This is not a new vocation in the Church. We have a Rule of Life and Constitutions theologically reviewed and a sponsoring archbishop.
12/28/2018 07:24:29 am
Somebody with authority in the Church needs to come forward and state the obvious: That the root of the abuse crisis is the celibacy mandate. If the majority of abusers (and their enablers) within the Catholic Church are gay men, and in fact the majority of priests and bishops in the Church are gay men, it is because the celibacy mandate has always made a vocation an attractive option for timid young gay men who didn't have the courage to come out of the closet and tell their families that they're gay (can't embarrass grandma!). So they find a great excuse for justifying why they are not dating women, much less making plans to marry one: They are going to serve God!
1/17/2019 09:08:53 pm
I have read your comments
1/17/2019 10:13:42 pm
have read all your posts about gay priests in usa
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