Wow! Vatican should review Charisma's input during his time in the Vatican. Since this priest is quite militant and vocal, I am sure that he left his mark, during his tenure. It is difficult to imagine that Rome was not aware of his sexual preference. Looking at the pictures shown on CNN, this priest was open in his relationship with his partner. Wake up Rome!
Been watching this unfold in the news and it's sad that priests like this take a lifelong vow of celebacy, but then they are either caught of molesting or like this Monsignor Charasma comes out smiling and celebrating with his partner as if it's ok to be gay. What a shame this has caused to the priesthood. He has a partner which makes me wonder how long they've been together. How many others has he been with since he took his vow to be celebate? How can this priest preach about the sanctity of marriage and it being between a man and a woman if he's a hypocrit? The Vatican is in damage control now and all we can do is watch and pray for a miricle to save our church. I'm not against people's lifestyles but I'm a true believer that God created man and woman because every child needs a mother and a father and the government shouldn't interfere by redefining marriage which has already been defined by God.
Thanks for your comments but my only purpose in referencing this priest is because of a suspicious connection to Kiko and Apuron. I would prefer to leave the issue of the priest's sexual orientation etc. to the side for now. If a connection is eventually shown then we will be able to expose Apuron for an even greater hypocrite since he has publicly condemned same-sex relationships but - if true - he has no problem using people in them when they serve his purpose.
This priest is only the beginning of a huge coverup. How Rome handles this is surely something to watch. Just like how AAA quickly sent that priest from Merizo off island AFTER being caught with a student at a beach. Who oversees AAA? I sat in one homily one morning when Monsignor David Quitugua preached about people questioning the AAA. Then him saying that it's like questioning the pope. One parishioner got up and walked out. I almost walked out but then told myself that I was there for the Lord and not for the politics. This was during that time the archdiocese removed Monsignor Benevente. Since then, I stopped going to that mass and now go to another one.
What is the CDF referred to by Fr. Blockley?
Congregation for the Defense of the Faith . German Cardinal Mueller/ Prefect.
Once a priest always a priest. As the Irish say: A priest in Heaven, a priest in Hell; you are a priest forever.
Apparently, the Vatican believes otherwise.
@3:09 Müller has operated under persistent rumors that his office is to be dissolved entirely and its functions devolved to national groupings of bishops. Recently his office was completely bypassed when the pope issued a unilateral reform of annulments.
Which makes me wonder if the end is near. Seriously.
Diana woke from wrong side of her bed! Brutal Lady Di attacks Tommy Tanaka. Nasty. What is going to happen about Bronze findings? This is getting ridiculous.