"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains..." - Mt 13:15
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Don at Diana rises to the top of absurdity once again. Using the example of Seminary in CA as a model similar to Guam. Good work, girl.
Newsweek had article entitled "Gays in the Seminary"; it opened with a description by a recent alumnus of St. John's, saying it "may be one of the country's gayest facilities for higher education. Depending on whom you ask, gay and bisexual men make up anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent of the student body at the college and graduate levels."
LOL. So that is their justification for the psychological misfits and demonstrable perverts they produce at RMS. LOL.
But let's go on.
First, the Newsweek article is not titled "Gays in the Seminary", it is titled "Gays and the Seminary."
Second, the article is dated 2002, which is 3 years prior to the Vatican Instruction "Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders." Following this Instruction, there was a significant examination and correction in the culture of U.S. seminaries, which under the national conference leadership of Cardinal Bernardin, had developed severe problems in general.
Following the explosion of the clerical abuse scandal in the late 90's - early 2000's, the U.S. bishops, the true villains in this atrocity, were anxious to cover their asses (sorry, I meant to say "rear-ends") and to do so they developed a 3 pronged approach.
Their first course of action was to put together a zero-tolerance policy which made them look like the good guys. Second, They threw every available priest under the bus (just like Fr. Paul). And third - and this is where Kiko saw his opportunity - they adopted pseudo conservative groups like the Kiko's who spewed orthodox-sounding sexual mores so they (the bishops) could appear to be hard-line without ever having to sound like it.
It didn't matter that the NCW seminaries and communities were cultivating a hyper-sexualized culture of frustrated perverts (like O.J. and Louie), the bishops - as we have seen continually demonstrated - are simply into ass-saving. And if anyone has any doubt about this harsh analysis I give you Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Ofm Cap. D.D., Metropolitan Archbishop of Agana as Exhibit A.
While I'd like to lay this on the NCW, the WORST example of all of the above was the sick story of the Legionnaires of Christ and its founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel. With the collapse of vocations and the the faith in general after Vatican II and particular the destructive pontificate of Paul VI, JP2 was desperate to rebuild. JP2 believed that in order to do so he would need to go around "the Establishment Church" and go directly to grass roots groups.
World Youth Day was one of the main results of this approach, but so too was the explosion of "ecclesial communities." JP2 saw that he could create upward pressure on the establishment by befriending and supporting these groups. In other words he would have the popular vote and the leverage that came with it. He was right. But in his anxious hurry to accomplish this he befriended and supported some real losers. Kiko was one of them. Macial was the other.
Like the NCW, Macial's movement was a combination of priest, seminaries, and lay communities (Regnum Christi). I met some of these lay members. There was a fanatical attachment to their movement and its founder that would actually make the NCW fervor pale. To give you an example of just how powerful Macial was, even though it had been known for years that he was an active bisexual, fathering children and demanding sexual favors from his seminarians, while JP2 was alive, no one was permitted to touch him.
JP2 was no pushover, which goes to show just how powerful Macial was. Kiko can only wish he had the influence of Macial .
So let's repeat. Here we had one of the most powerful, popular, and long-lived popes in the history of the Church, the pope who brought down communism, and yet he personally protected one of the church's most notorious clerical perverts.
People are critical of Benedict XVI, mostly because of his lack of personality (compared to JP2), but one of his first acts as pope was to put Macial away for good, deconstruct the Legionnaires, and thoroughly cleanse its lay community. He also took control of the "ad experimentum" review of the NCW, seeing in the NCW, the same formula for disaster that he had long seen in the Legionnaires.
Under JP2, Kiko fully expected to get his way, but Benedict put the kibosh on that which is what led to Kiko's open opposition to Benedict's instruction to fix his communion rite. Benedict met with Kiko several times and as was his way, probably tried to bring him into line quietly.
But Kiko is one evil SOB. When Benedict resigned in 2013, he gave as his reason that he was not physically up to battling the "wolves," as he called them. There is no doubt that Kiko was one of the worst of the wolves. An observer from Spain confirmed this recently in a private email:
Kiko and his NCW were in the middle of Vatileaks. Kiko had given his pamphlet to the "great approval" by Benedict XVI in the Vatican and all over the world, with Bertone's signature included. That pamphlet was the clue which made Mons. Burke (Cardinal Raymond Burke) react when he had it over his table. But Burke knew it was impossible that Benedict XVI had approved the "great approval". If Burke didn't react so fast, Kiko will have had his prize.
The "great approval" was one of the most demonic things anyone has ever attempted. Kiko had set up Pope Benedict to approve his "eucharist." A big announcement was made. Our Archbishop Apuron was all excited and jetted off to Rome for the "great approval." Having gotten to Cardinal Bertone, who was the Vatican Secretary of State, Kiko was sure that Benedict would simply read the "great approval."
The big meeting was on January 20, 2012. However, as the Spanish informant explains above, Cardinal Burke found out about it and got word to Benedict. And instead of the "great approval," Kiko and his children got a "great slapdown." You can read about the whole evil plot here:
I knew that Kiko would not back off. And he didn't. He moved to take Benedict down. It only took a year. And now..."the abomination is in the temple."