Living in the End Times
Last week, we discussed the radical left’s demonic agenda of subverting and relativizing God’s Truth and the Magisterial teaching of our Holy Catholic Church concerning reception of the Eucharist by civilly divorced and remarried Catholics without the benefit of a decree of nullity (annulment).
Today, I wish to begin to address and update another great evil within our Lord’s Holy Church – homosexuality within the walls of the Church itself. And today’s topic is one which I have a difficult time addressing, much less writing about, and which I personally find to be very distressing, for it truly speaks to the presence of Satan seducing and guiding Christ’s anointed into committing grave sin, and causing others to do likewise.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (§ 2357) teaches us just on the topic of homosexuality itself, “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’ They are contrary to the natural law” (cf. Genesis 19:1-29; Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:10; 1 Timothy 1:10; et al.; Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: “Persona Humana” 8).
It goes on to say, “This [homosexual] inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided…Homosexual persons are called to chastity” (§2358-59).
And to expound on just some of the many Scripture passages which deal with this topic (as noted in italics above):
“Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
“Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity” (Romans 1:26-27).
And God the Father said, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, they have committed an abomination; the two of them shall be put to death; their bloodguilt is upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).
And this is just three of many Scripture verses found in the Bible which deal with a perverted human activity which God calls an “abomination” and the Church describes as “grave sin”.
And yet, it is this very activity which is the unfortunate and sad topic of today’s Part 5, “Living in the End Times”.
As a brief history before I address the main issue of todays’ topic –
Clerical homosexuality and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been well documented over the course of Church history, but it has not been as bad as it is in current times. There were always a few “bad apples” who were causing most of the headaches for the Church. However, the present era is truly unique, in that there seemed to have been an explosion of pedophilia and sexual abuse cases reported by the public, beginning with an infamous case of sexual abuse by a priest in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1984.
And, from that point forward, there seemed to have been a dramatic increase of cases reported worldwide, and we started reading about civil lawsuits being brought against the respective dioceses in which this sordid activity was occurring, of which at least eleven dioceses have declared bankruptcy within the past decade. [This was originally written in 2017. The number of bankruptcies has sadly increased since then.]
At this time, I would like to interject an item of fact. Pedophilia is a disordered sexual interest in children of both sexes, and is occurring in all faith denominations as well as in schools and all other social institutions in which adults and children are present and interacting with each other.
Please keep in mind that the vast majority of adults are responsible and caring individuals, including priests, ministers, teachers and social workers. But there are that unfortunate few who are the source of concern and who place in harm’s way the innocence of these young children.
With all that being said, however, Satan’s hatred is focused primarily on the Catholic Church, especially its ordained priesthood! For without functioning priests, the Eucharist celebration cannot be offered on the altar and distributed to God’s faithful children!
It is for this reason that most of the negative publicity surrounding pedophilia and sexual abuse is focused on the Catholic clergy, for Satan controls the progressive liberal agenda in the public arena and wishes to not only attack but also destroy as many priests as possible in the process of attacking Christ’s Church.
The Homomafia within the Church
Now, we come to the crux of the issue about which I am writing today. Over the past several years, there have been numerous articles from several different news sources, some which I consider very reliable (National Catholic Register, EWTN News, LifeSite News, OnePeterFive, Church Militant), written about homosexuality, not just the issues I had mentioned above, but also about a homosexual agenda within the Vatican itself!
When I first started researching this, I could not believe what was being presented. With great sadness, I needed to determine if what was being presented was true, so I continued to “dig” deeper and deeper. What I present to you now is proof that Satan has truly entered Vatican City at the highest levels of the Church, with the absolute intent of destroying all that is holy and sacred!
In 2012, there was a 38 page report written by a Polish priest, Fr. Dariusz Oko, The report was titled “With the Pope Against the Homoheresy”. I have also left the link attached for those of you who wish to read his report (please note that it is a trustworthy file).
Father Oko, in a subsequent interview with Marco Tosatti (an Italian journalist and author), described Homoheresy as “…a rejection of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. The representatives of Homoheresy do not accept that the homosexual inclination is a personality disorder. They doubt that homosexual acts are unnatural. The defenders of Homoheresy are for the ordination of homosexuals.”
In the above report, Father Oko claims that a “homomafia” exists and exercises enormous influence in Rome, especially in its attempts to undermine the papacy. He writes, “On behalf of (Pope) Benedict XVI, he strongly condemned not only the perpetrators, but also their superiors in the Church who covered up their deeds, and called for a strong opposition to such behaviour, open cooperation with the police, taking the path of cleansing set out by the Holy See.”
He goes on to state, “(Pope Benedict) has repeatedly stressed how shocked he was to learn the extent of the plague of homosexual abuses in the Church, the size of that underground and the terrible damage caused to youth and the Church as a whole.”
In spite of the considerable exposé presented by Father Oko, he goes on to balance all that is negative in his report with the following advice, “There have always been and will most likely be baptized people in the Church who live like Cain or Judas, but we must not condemn Abel because of Cain, or reject the other eleven Apostles and Christ Himself because of Judas. That would be a fundamental mistake…”
Within almost hours of Father Oko’s report coming out, the Italian press began circulating stories about a second report, which had reached the same conclusion regarding clerics in the Vatican itself, and not just ordinary clerics, but cardinals. This report mentioned by the press was prepared by three cardinals at the personal request of Pope Benedict, who gave them full authority to better ascertain what could only be described as a malevolent and diabolical spirit within the Church!
These three cardinals had interviewed dozens upon dozens of people throughout Rome, and slowly, but methodically, the truth began to emerge – the truth about a homosexual or what others have described as a “gay mafia” within the walls of the Vatican itself!
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI admitted, in an interview with Peter Seewald, a German journalist who had interviewed Pope Benedict several times in the past, that he confronted a powerful gay lobby that worked to influence decisions in the Vatican.
Despite the fact that some of the Church’s hierarchy have spoken of it and investigated it in depth, this powerful association of homosexual infiltrators has managed to maintain a relatively low profile. There are several likely reasons for how that may be possible, and key among them is that there are many people who are close enough to know about this diabolical problem and, yet, are fearful of the consequences of exposing it. These consequences range from loss of employment to ecclesiastical penalties and even much worse.
There are so many examples of the demonic activities within this “gay mafia” that I could write a small book on the subject. But I will give you just two recent examples:
1) Just recently, there was reported in March 2017 that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life, paid a homosexual artist, Ricardo Cinalli, to paint a blasphemous, homoerotic mural in 2007 in his cathedral church for the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia in central Italy. The mural appears to include an image of the archbishop himself.
This massive mural covers the opposite side of the façade of the cathedral church. It depicts Jesus carrying nets to heaven filled with naked and semi-nude homosexuals, transsexuals, prostitutes, and drug dealers, jumbled together in erotic interactions.
The artist later admitted that the faithful in the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia where so outraged that he feared his artwork would be destroyed. However, Archbishop Paglia resisted such pressures from the laity until he left the diocese in 2012. His successor, however, has continued to leave the mural in place.
2) At the end of June 2017, the Italian newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” reported the story of a cocaine-fueled, homosexual orgy raided by Vatican Police. The guards of the gendarmerie stormed an apartment just a courtyard away from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and arrested Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (who is the President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, as well as being a close adviser to Pope Francis). I need to clarify, at this point, that there are contradictory reports that the cardinal was not present when this raid by the Vatican Police took place.
News sources within Rome, when asked about this event, stated that there is a seemingly endless parade of high-ranking, Vatican officials who are actively homosexual or, at the very least, part of the so-called “gay mafia” in Rome. And that their number is “legion”.
According to a report made public in December 2016, as many as 10 percent of the clergy worldwide are homosexual, and is estimated to be as high as 50 percent in Rome itself. Whether these numbers are accurate is open to conjecture, but suffice it to say that Satan has been working very hard to damage confidence in the clergy of the Catholic Church! And – in the hearts and minds of the victims of homosexual abuse, whether they be children or adolescents, male or female, he has sadly succeeded.
Please understand that I am not attacking the Church. I would gladly give my life for Christ’s Church which He founded upon the shoulders of Peter! What I am doing is objectively reporting what is actually occurring within His Church, the very Bride of Christ itself.
What is sorrowfully happening to our Lord’s Church today brings to mind words which we find in the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul:
“When I came for adoration, an inner recollection took hold of me immediately, and I saw the Lord Jesus tied to a pillar, stripped of His clothes, and the scourging began immediately. I saw four men who took turns at striking the Lord with scourges. My heart almost stopped at the sight of these tortures.
“The Lord said to me, ‘I suffer even greater pain than that which you see.’ And Jesus gave me to know for what sins He subjected himself to the scourging: these are sins of impurity. Oh, how dreadful was Jesus’ moral suffering during the scourging!
“Then Jesus said to me, ‘Look and see the human race in its present condition.’ In an instant, I saw horrible things: the executioners left Jesus, and other people started scourging Him; they seized the scourges and struck the Lord mercilessly. These were priests, religious men and women, and high dignitaries of the Church, which surprised me greatly. There were lay people of all ages and walks of life. All vented their malice on the innocent Jesus.
“And Jesus gave me to know in detail the gravity of the malice of these ungrateful souls: ‘You see, this is a torture greater than My death.’” (Diary, § 445).
St. Bridget of Sweden, who lived during the 14th century and who received visions of Christ’s Passion many times throughout her life and who went on to found the Order of the Most Holy Savior, had desired for a long time to know the number of scourges Our Lord received during His Passion. He one day appeared to her and said: “I received 5,480 blows upon My Body.” (This included the four nail wounds in His wrists and feet, and the spear thrust in His side.)
There are many people who saw Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” and who felt the scourging scene was overdone. In all reality, the producer didn’t overdo it. He underdid it!
Knowing how deeply we wound our Lord through sins of the flesh, there are many who have chosen to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the true teachings of our Holy Catholic Faith through words and actions which cause others to commit grave sin.
Sadly, our Lord’s warning ominously rings true when He stated, “If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit” (Matthew 15:14c). And this “pit” is nothing other that the eternal fires of Hell, unless the shepherds of Christ’s Church, who are acting immorally and with depravity, open their hearts and truly repent with a firm purpose of amending their lives!
Unfortunately, the evil which they perpetrate only advances the cause of the counter or anti-Church throughout the world, about which I have addressed in Parts 1 thru 4 of “Living in the End Times”. This can be seen in the following three examples:
- San José, California, Bishop Patrick McGrath told practicing homosexuals that they will not be refused Holy Communion or a Christian burial in his diocese, as long as they request them in “good faith”.
- Dublin, Ireland, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, with the support of local clergy, encourages practicing homosexuals to receive Holy Communion. He is quoted as saying, “We would like you to feel that you belong in a praying community and to experience full participation when celebrating the Eucharist.”
- Throughout other areas of Ireland, “gay” Masses are organized by Ireland’s Association of Catholic Priests. The group notes that celebrants for the Masses have included Archbishop Martin along with other diocesan and religious priests.
And sadly, this is only a partial listing of dioceses and parishes around the world which have contributed to the sacrilegious reception of the Eucharist, all the while contributing to Satan’s formation of the schismatic anti-Church.
Please remember that the vast majority of ordained clergy, as well as men and women religious, are good and holy servants of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and we should not let what has been presented today to affect our opinion of the many who faithfully and conscientiously serve our Lord’s Church.
As I had mentioned in Part 2 of this series, we should not judge any member of the ordained clergy or religious, from the pope to the parish priest, deacon, religious sister and brother, no matter how heinous the sin truly is, for all judgment belongs to God. “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you” (Matthew 7:1-2).
We can objectively discern if a certain action is virtuous or sinful, a certain statement or behavior is moral or immoral; but God does not want us to judge the sanctity or sinfulness of an individual. If we disagree with a member of the clergy or a religious community, we do so with courtesy, respect and with humility. And we pray for the individual who we feel is perverting all that is holy and sacred.
Today’s topic was very difficult for me to write about, and with all that I have presented to you over the past five weeks about Satan’s spiritual assaults against Christ’s Church, we can begin to better understand the prophetic words spoken by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in 1976 (who would be elected Pope John Paul II two years later, “We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel verses the anti-Gospel.”
Even if you have not yet experienced what I have presented thus far in your own diocese, many others have in their respective dioceses. May we pray that our Lord may strengthen their faith and may they not succumb to the lies of the Evil One through those shepherds who have lost their way in life.
And may we call to mind the words of the Saint Michael Prayer, which were taken from a prayer created by Pope Leo XIII in 1884, after he experienced a vision of Satan challenging God that he could destroy our Holy Catholic Church –
“Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do you, O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”
Next Friday, in the continuing series of “Living in the End Times”, I will begin to discuss the process of how our Lord will begin to set right all that Satan has corrupted throughout the world.
In this discussion, I will talk about the prophesied “Illumination of Conscience” or what is commonly referred to as the “Warning”, as given to various holy mystics throughout the centuries by both our Lord and our Blessed Mother.
Please pray that I may be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in all that He wishes for you to learn, in all that He wishes for you to know as we enter and live in these “End Times”.
And take to heart always the words which our Lord spoke, “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20b), for His Church shall truly survive within the hearts of His faithful children, until He comes again in all His Glory!
May God bless you, God love you, and may God always keep you. †
- Part 1: https://ev-apostolate.org/2021/01/22/living-in-the-end-times-part-1/
- Part 2: https://ev-apostolate.org/2021/01/29/living-in-the-end-times-part-2/
- Part 3: https://ev-apostolate.org/2021/02/05/living-in-the-end-times-part-3/
- Part 4: https://ev-apostolate.org/2021/02/12/living-in-the-end-times-part-4/