The Catholic Church Has A Homosexual Problem
I am a Protestant, and an Arminian in my theological persuasion; ergo, suffice it to say that there are numerous reasons that I disagree with Catholicism. But this article isn’t about why I am not a Catholic nor do I wish to address my reasons for disagreeing theologically with Catholicism. This opinion piece is about the problem within the Catholic Church, which I argue is going unaddressed because it’s politically incorrect to do so.
The Catholic Church has a homosexual problem and that problem threatens all of Churchdom, albeit not as yet to the extent that it is in the Catholic Church.
According to a May 7, 2014, article by CBSNews, titled “Vatican Reveals How Many Priests Defrocked for Sex Abuse Since 2014”: “The Vatican revealed…that over the past decade (at that time), it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.” At the time of that article there were “over 410,000 Catholic priests around the world.”
The problem that I have with the number of cases reported, is that it would be foolish to believe the 3,400 reported cases of child molestation is an exact number. I’m speaking of course, of the number of cases that had gone unreported.
I also have a problem with the conclusion drawn by the article that: “it’s clear that the issue of sexual abuse of children, which is a worldwide plague and scourge, has been addressed in the last 10 years by the church in a systematic, comprehensive, constructive way.”
That was pure Pollyanna then and the proof of same is the great number of child sexual molestations being reported right now. “The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported [September 4, 2018] that the grand jurors who investigated child sexual abuse…[in] their two-year investigation revealed that 301 ‘predator priests’ had sexually abused more than 1,000 children over seven decades in the dioceses of Harrisburg (which includes the parishes in Lancaster County), Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton and Erie.” (See: Grand Jury Report On Child Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania Catholic Churches Ought To Be Released Without Redactions; The LNP Editorial Board)
On September 6, 2018, “thinkprogress.org” reported “6 States [more] Are Investigating Catholic Church Sex Abuse After Bombshell Pennsylvania Report.” The article was written by Alan Pike who wrote: “Legal authorities in New York and New Jersey announced sweeping inquiries into sexual abuse committed or facilitated by employees of the Roman Catholic Church…just two-and-a-half years after Oscars voters lauded a film about journalists’ 2002 investigation into such abuses from the 1990s and earlier.”
Pike continued: “[These] investigations follow similar overtures from the attorneys general of Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Nebraska.” He reported that Florida attorney general Pam Bondi “also says she’s reaching out to local prosecutors there to weigh her options for a similar probe.”
BishopAccountability.org released a damning report titled: “Collated USCCB Data On the Number of U.S. Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Children and the Numbers of Persons Alleging Abuse 1950-2016; Compiled by BishopAccountability.org From reports commissioned and released by the USCCB Updated June 30, 2016.”
The report states: As of May 30, 2017, information published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) indicates that the conference has counted 6,721 clerics ‘not implausibly’ and ‘credibly’ accused of sexually abusing minors in the period 1950 through June 30, 2016, with several gaps in the USCCB data. Out of the 116,690 priests who have worked those years 6,721 priests accused of abusing children are 5.8 percent of the total…As of May 30, 2017, the USCCB has counted 18,565 victims who are known to the bishops in the period 1950 through June 30, 2016. Many more survivors have yet to come forward. In 1993, the late Fr. Andrew Greeley estimated that 2,500 priests (fewer than half the USCCB’s current total) might have molested ‘well in excess of 100,000 children in the United States [alone].
If the numbers and the geographic area they cover were an outbreak of the flu, the federal government through the Centers for Disease Control would have left no stone unturned in an effort to eradicate the plague. However, not even by the Catholic Church itself, has taken steps to remove and forbid homosexual clergy.
This is not an indictment of Catholic Theology. It is an indictment that transpicuously exposes the threat homosexuals present to children as well as to themselves vis-à-vis disease and mental health issues.
A close personal friend shared with me about two childhood friends he attended Catholic school with, who were committed to becoming priests. They eventually dropped out of seminary school because of the enormous number of homosexuals who were going through seminary chiefly to be able to prey upon children and one another once they were installed.
FoxNews reported that two Catholic priests from Chicago, were arrested after being caught in broad daylight performing sexual acts on one another, while parked in a vehicle on a public street in clear view of people passing by. (See: Louis Casiano’ 9/5/2018)
The Catholic Church has a homosexual problem that it has labored to conceal for countless years. We cannot just call these reprobate predators, pedophiles. They are endemic of homosexuality.
The staggering numbers in the United States alone are not even the tip of the iceberg regarding the actual depth of the problem. Of even more concern, is the fact that the problem with installing homosexuals within the Catholic Church, now is finding its way into Protestant churches.
We take our children to church and involve them in church programs to instill proper values and Godly lifestyles in them. We do not take them to church to be molested by homosexual predators.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here