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27 September 2020


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Predatory homosexual behavior of this sort unfortunately leaves a deep inheritable psychosocial imprint in the body that it infests, both on a micro/macro scale. You can see this example repeat itself in certain militaries and political/cultural establishments across the world and again on the micro scale where time and time again victims later become predatory homosexuals themselves. The Semites place high emphasis on stamping this out at the source and treating it like a virus, for a reason. The Western Roman trappings of the Catholic Church have managed to circumvent these provisions, I wonder whether this happened at the inception of the institution, by design, or whether it happened by corruption with the passage of time.

The Twisted Genius

I only met a bishop once, when I was confirmed. All the priests I have ever known were on the up and up as far as I know. My parish priest was a Navy chaplain in the Pacific during WWII. He told us the story of how he and two other chaplains knelt on the deck of a transport praying long and hard about the upcoming invasion of Japan. The next day, they received word of the surrender. Another story he shared with us alter boys was of a visit to the local seminary. The novices asked him how long it would take to stop thinking about girls. Our pastor answered he didn't know and that he wished someone would tell him when that would happen. He was one hell of a priest and one hell of a man.


TTG Yes. Sure. You never knew the real assholes and there are many , especially among the "hot runners." You should know that term.


A retired marine LTC who is both a knight of Malta and a knight of the Holy Sepulcher told me that he was an orphan who had lost his father. This guy has the Navy Cross. A priest shined up to his widowed mother and took the opportunity to bugger this kid. I told the marine that my father did not even like me and he would surely have killed this guy in a fit of cavalry rage. The marine said in reply that he had no father.


Chastity makes the church grow fondlers....

(running and ducking)


The Desert Fathers lived in the desert for a reason. The world is a difficult place to live for those who wish to be celibate. Some can cope. Most cannot. St. Paul said it best.

Kerry Noonan

The Desert Fathers did not flee trials but ran to greater ones. In imitation of our Lord they put themselves to the test in the ultimate arena of spiritual combat.

Celibacy is a discipline and gift for the loyal soldiers of Christ who are called to it. The failures of the disloyal have no bearing on the gratuitous gifts of God.


I agree with every word, Kerry, but show me a man who thinks he is a loyal soldier of Christ and I'll show you a man who has never seen a ladder.


What of Trump's Supreme Court pick? The Democrats are up in arms because she belongs to a Catholic group that holds, "men should be head of the household." Ha! If only she was a devout Muslim dressed to the nines in an all black burqa, they would have loved her I bet. It's a good thing they picked a woman, at least they won't accuse her of sex assault, but in politics you can never say never. Maybe they'll find some lesbian to come out of the woodwork.



The Vatican is this week in the grip of a paranoia reminiscent of the days when Renaissance popes (and their dinner guests) were forced to employ food-tasters.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, until 2018 the sostenuto at the Secretariat of State – that is, the Pope's hugely powerful chief of staff – has been sacked by Francis, who has accused him of stealing vast amounts of money. The Pope, who once showered him with favours, stripped Becciu of all the privileges associated with the position of cardinal – a twist of the knife worthy of a Netflix drama, or perhaps one of the Godfather films.

And now, in an equally extraordinary sequel, Becciu's arch-foe Cardinal George Pell, until recently languishing in an Australian jail cell, is heading back to Rome to advise Francis on resuming the Pell financial reforms that Becciu torpedoed.

My guest for this episode of Holy Smoke is the journalist who can take the most credit for uncovering Becciu's activities: Ed Condon, Washington Bureau Chief of the Catholic News Agency.

Lots of intrigue at the Vatican.

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