By: Jack McCarthy

Over the last three to four months, an evil has been revealed inside The Holy Mother Church, it is vast, it is powerful, and those who serve it are intelligent. This evil that I am speaking of is the evil of Homosexual and Pedophilia-based clerical abuse.

I don’t rightfully know where to begin, it has been very frightening for lack of a better term. I myself internally knew that something wasn’t right in The Church, I think I always knew that corruption had been inside her, I guessed as much when I found out that Bishops and Priests had been contradicting Scripture on the subject of Homosexuality. I’m not here to break down the latest news, or Cardinal Vigano’s now three letters revealing corruption in all levels of The Church. That’s now old news.

I am here to help those who will listen. I know that some are ashamed to be Catholic, I understand this, but do you think Christ was ashamed when he was stripped naked, whipped, forced to carry something twice his own weight up a mountain, and then crucified on that mountain? Do you think he was ashamed to do that for you? I didn’t think so. So when men abuse the Holy Office that Christ gave them, you shouldn’t be ashamed to be Catholic, you should be outraged that someone would do that, you should begin to pray tirelessly, you shouldn’t forsake Christ and His Church because of evil men taking advantage of others.

What you should do is be like Christ in the Temple, Christ took evil out His Father’s Temple, why shouldn’t we cast evil out of Christ’s Bride? We shouldn’t feel ashamed about this, we should feel sorrowful, but we should also feel the need to rise up against evil, against the corruption the Evil One has inflicted on The Church, our home, and we should feel the need to spread the justice of God, but also his mercy and forgiveness for those who repent. We should act like Christ, and if those who have damaged The Church of Christ are remorseful and truly wish to repent, we should forgive them.  We will forgive.

Some of the scandals are so grave that I know it sounds crazy and somewhat unjust to just forgive, but it really isn’t. If God can forgive and change murderers and terrorists, then I truly believe he can forgive and change the perverts who have hurt Christ’s Bride. I know very well how difficult it is to keep the Faith. I have personally felt how difficult it is to pray in church after something like this has happened. Through these trying times, we must have Fortitude. If we do not have courage, we do not have faith. And if we do not have faith, we surrender ourselves to the servants of Darkness, and if we do that, we cede this space to lesser men. I will leave you today with the words of Saint Pope John Paul II,

“Darkness can only be scattered by Light, Hatred can only be conquered by Love.”

  • Bart Dunsford

    As one of our priests noted in his sermon and I loosely paraphrase.

    Stay true to what is good, the church has suffered many bad popes, clergy, etc and incorrect teachings, but in time the magisterium has made all well: some times this may take decades, but in the end all will be as God desires. It is not for each individual to judge, but to stay focused on the good and let God, through the magisterium to work.

    As in the past, all the current issues will pass and it is best not to let ourselves be worried by the last blog, but remain hopeful and do our best to be the example we should be to the world, especially in difficult times (as we now find ourselves).

    • Phil Alcoceli

      Only very partly true, my dear brother in the faith. The counter-reformers after Martin Luther were not at all part of the Magisterium as such. Same with those who, when faced with bad popes, clergy, etc. raised up to judge, reject and confront the sin in and out of the Church for 2,000 years (Francis of Assisi comes to mind). The Magisterium owes a gigantic debt to those who just didn’t sit on their hands to blindly trust that same Magisterium. We are all the Church and not just the Magisterium. By the way, what do you do when you do a nightly conscience examination? You judge. What do you do when you reject sin and embrace God? You judge.

      What do you when you reject false religions and become Catholic (like I did)? You judge. What God rejects is self-righteousness, self-sanctification, and self-glorification of sin of which we have 100 trillion gazillion tons in modern activist homosexuality. We are being duped, silenced and destroyed by the evil distortion of the very Holy Faith that made Saints, Martyrs, etc. take a very public and judging stand at great peril. This soft, distorted faith appeals like lustful meth to our sinful, comfortable human nature (disguised wolves). Pray for all Priests. They are handtied by Political Correctness, Satan’s Impostor Gospel. Let’s pray for Freedom in Jesus, come martyrdom or what may.

      • Michael McD

        Phil, thank you for standing strong in the faith and bringing to light that which so desperately needs to be illuminated. God bless you brother.

      • Phil Alcoceli

        Michael McD, also my dear brother in the Faith, you’re so welcome. I don’t hunt for compliments but yours is a holy statement of fact which I deeply appreciate and refer up to God quickly, who is the Source of all True Goodness. Through your generous, humble and brave heart, God has made my day, my year and the coming year if it is His Holy Will. All I ask you is that you pass this on as well as you can and also anything useful you may find from me, as I have no social media and limited contacts due to partial disability. My deepest joy is to bless others with God’s Love and Holy Truth even if sometimes I’m greatly hated for it, like Our Lord and Master (Matthew 10:22). God bless you mightily as well and also all you hold dear, Michael McD!!

  • Phil Alcoceli

    Should we forgive Judas and the Judases today in the Church? Judas forgave Judas by offering him a last sign of Love in a morsel, a piece of bread (John 13:26). Judas heart did not repent at all so Jesus issued him a challenge: “What you are going to do, do quickly”. Should we forgive to not harbor hatred against our present Judases, yes! Should we allow them even a morsel of further influence in the Church, no!! Homosexuality has reared its ugly hand to intentionally and by design stab the Catholic Church in the back and it is homosexuality in all its forms that has to be condemned and rejected not the Church.

    Homosexuality is Judas rejecting Jesus to the face and to the core of Jesus identity and Judas’ rejecting his very own God given identity to God’s very face. Through history, both have stepped out and away into darkness (John 13:30). They were never part of us, the Church (1 John 2:19). Let’s be Catholic enough to remove the false mantle of respectability, lovability and untouchability of homosexuality today and prepare to gladly accept the consequences for God’s Glory. Active, unrepentant, self-justifying, self-glorifying, self-sanctifying homosexuality is not just despicably evil when it happens in the Church. It is evil always!!

  • CSweeney

    Good piece. I find it difficult to explain to others why I still support the Church. Yes we forgive, but what do we do to stop the evil (other than pray)

    • Phil Alcoceli

      We support the Church because in it, by Jesus Saving and Redeeming Power, our sins are forgiven and we can grow into the greatest humans: Saints. Those Clerical Judases that committed their crimes against underaged persons, stepped out into darkness like Judas, rejecting Jesus to the Face and rejecting His Saving Grace just like Judas (John 13:26 to John 13:30). What this whole scandal reveals so clearly is that Salvation is in Jesus Alone and repenting before Him and there’s no salvation in the highly glorified and legalized homosexuality of today. We should take our own initiative without waiting or seeking the approval of our scared, shell-shocked Church and start discussion groups about homosexuality using the books listed in Ignatius Press and other great Catholic websites. We perish for lack of knowledge (Job 36:12). Prayer is still absolutely essential and God may show us other paths as well.