by Martin Barillas • ChurchMilitant.com • September 28, 2020
New scandal rocks Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, An Argentine
A man has accused Pope Francis of covering up allegations of rape and sexual abuse at the hands of a priest.
On Sept. 19, Sergio Decuyper, 42, of Argentina accused a disabled octogenarian priest, who is also his uncle, of raping him at the age of five years. Father José Francisco Decuyper, 85, is facing criminal charges in Argentina for alleged abuse said to have occurred decades ago in the Argentine ciy o
f Paraná. Because he currently lives in Spain, accuser Decuyper made his criminal complaint via Skype to Argentine authorities in the province of Entre Ríos, north of Buenos Aires.
According to Decuyper, he was abused by his uncle in 1982 when the latter served at the seminary nearby. Decuyper said that afterward he suffered migraine headaches and later had difficulty with personal relationships. However, he married and became a father. He claimed that his now ex-wife, a physician, diagnosed him as a victim of serious psychological trauma. “I am a homosexual,” he told Argentine newspaper Clarin, “and now I can say it. She is now my friend, who supports and accompanies me throughout the process.”
Francis reportedly believed Decuyper’s account, telling him to get a therapist but not hurt family members by sharing his story.
In an interview with Noticias, Decuyper said that he and his ex-wife were “super-religious,” but do not consider themselves Catholic now. “Even though we are separated,” he told Noticias, “we cooperate.” They have two children together. “I have just come out of the closet,” he said, adding, “I was always homosexual, but because of my upbringing, I could not accept it. It was my ex-wife who helped me.” He said that he is also getting support from his current male partner.
Phone Call With Francis
Decuyper said that a recurrent dream revealed to him in 2019 an untapped memory of the assault. Spurred by the supposed recollection, Decuyper sent a letter to Pope Francis in January 2019 recounting the buried memory. On St. Patrick’s Day, the pope telephoned and spoke with Decuyper for 30 minutes. Francis reportedly believed Decuyper’s account, telling him to get a therapist but not hurt family members by sharing his story. The pope asked Decuyper to forgive his assailant and to inform the bishop
In April 2019, Decuyper traveled to Argentina to tell his parents about the alleged abuse, claiming that they asked him refrain from charges. On a visit to the priest in hospice, Decuyper said that his uncle did not recognize him. He told the newspaper, “It is hard to forgive him, but I know that I don’t hate him. I believe that he has traumas, too, and is a victim of the system.” In addition, he recognizes that his uncle has Alzheimer’s and “Doesn’t have any idea of what’s going on.” He said that “all of this should mean something” and that the pope should call him again so that they can talk about “seriously changing things.”
Bp. Juan Alberto Puiggari
Decuyper met the pope May 4, 2019 at the Casa Santa Marta papal residence. They chatted for about 30 minutes and took a selfie together. Decuyper claimed that the pope asked him to confide in Bp. Juan Alberto Puiggari of Entre Ríos but warned him not to trust “hypocritical” journalists.
When Decuyper confessed his homosexuality and plans to separate from his wife, the pope allegedly told him that he should honor his marriage. Decuyper said that the pope re-emphasized that he should work on forgiveness and mercy, but to continue the process in “silence.”
In the Noticias interview, he claimed that the pope told him:
Be careful with journalists because they are very hypocritical on this issue … All of the journalists want me to bring priests here and hang them in [St. Peter’s] square … This is happening throughout society and now they want to cast the blame solely on priests.
Decuyper told Clarin that the papal audience “blew his mind,” and prompted him to get therapy and medication. He also told the pope that he would soon file canonical and criminal charges.
Cdl. Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer
Voicing Concern in Rome
According to Decuyper, a canonical investigation of his accusations commenced last year, but the case was closed in January 2020 because of his alleged abuser’s current mental state. Unsatisfied, Decuyper went to Rome and saw the pope Sept. 9, along with others, in St. Peter’s Square.
When he wasn’t granted another private audience, Decuyper went to a Vatican office where he was given blank sheets of paper to write down his accusations. In a Sept. 11 letter to Cdl. Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Decuyper restated his accusation against his uncle and voided his Jan. 16, 2019 letter. He claimed that the initial letter was “under duress” while he was receiving therapy in Spain. He also wants a new canonical investigation into his claims.
In addition, he accused both “Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis” and Bp. Puiggari of a “cover-up,” while charging the bishop with illicit economic gain.
‘Don’t File the Charge’
In a Sept. 23 letter to the pope, Decuyper wrote that Francis apparently confused him with another sexual assault victim while greeting pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square earlier in the month. Decuyper wrote that the pope listened to him despite the crowd. “That hastiness,” Decuyper wrote, “led you to tell me ‘
Don’t file your abuser is demented, lost.'” Decuyper offered in the letter: “Let’s talk calmly. I can go to see you. Then we can go to Paraná. Please call me. I am doing this through the media because it is hard to reach you through other means. I have done this out of goodwill. I want to help you.”
The letter also read:
Dear Pope Francis, you asked me to be creative, that my testimony could help other victims from Paraná. You called me, you received me in your home, you listened to me. Although I do not agree with the advice you gave me, I thank you. You say that “gossip” is the worst social poison; help me to nip it in the bud. I invite you to go with me to Paraná, that heart of your native country: It’s where your [Italian immigrant] grandparents landed. Let’s talk in person; let’s travel together and provide solutions. I will keep calling you, knocking on your door. On Nov. 16, I will travel to Rome again. I will participate in your meeting on economics. Let’s talk; let’s organize together a trip to Paraná.
In his letter to the pope, Decuyper proposed that the Church should subsidize victims’ psychological therapy.
The Church should subsidize victims’ psychological therapy.
“We must help [victims] pay for psychologists and psychiatrists, at a minimum. We have created an association in Paraná for that purpose. I ask for your help so that canon law is not applied to cases of sexual abuse in Argentina and that, upon receiving a report of abuse, a bishop should be required to make a criminal complaint. With a simple reform, it would be a big step for the victim. Let us talk about Catholics’ bad education, which leads some of them to reject me. Let us talk about sexuality in the Church. Diversity. Be calm.”
Finally, he wrote, “The criminal charge against my abuser is underway. One must always file charges. Forgiveness, which is necessary in the healing process of the victim, should always come with atonement. I expect you to call. I want to help you.”
Encouraging Other Victims
In a Sept. 19 YouTube video, Decuyper called on sexual abuse victims to file charges against their abusers and to seek psychological counseling. “Even if the priest is old and has Alzheimer’s, you have to file charges,” he said. Saying that he has filed charges against his uncle for reasons of health, Decuyper said, “The more that light enters a house, there is less bacteria and fewer diseases as a result.”
He also said that he fears that his uncle may have abused others who have yet to come forward. Decuyper said in an interview with EntreRiosAhora that, while his parents believe his version of the story, they have not accompanied him on the criminal charges.
Even if the priest is old and has Alzheimer’s, you have to file charges.
When he was asked whether he remains a believer, Decuyper told Noticias,
“I had to create a religion to my own taste. I attend Mass in a village where I feel comfortable. I am not practicing, but I am grateful to that religion for many things. I believe in people and their generosity.”
He added to that gratitude, saying: “Trusting others is part of my faith in God. I thank Catholicism for how I relate to nature and my life and for being positive despite all of the messages coming out about my sexual orientation and abuse.”
The more and more you hear of Francis the more you come to the conclusion that he is a corrupt gangster.
Like the rest he is a cover up merchant.
His failure to visit Argentina is highly suspect.
His support for Argentinian abusers us shocking.
Nothing good can come out of Rome!
97 replies on “POPE FRANCIS ACCUSED OF ABUSE COVER UP.”
The Pope ignored them:
Bishop Zanchetta case destroys Pope Francis’s credibility
Maynooth abuse cover up. The Sean Hickey case and pay out. The David Dysky pay out .
Ex maynooth rejected Sem on the gargle.
Maynooth groupie or clerical arse licker reabusing the systems victims at 10:32am
Do you have the permission of the two people you named here, and not for the first time, to do so from the security of anonymity?
alleged incidents of 37 years ago… Francis may have counseled the guy to avoid the media, just as his parents did, for his own good,
Pat there needs to be a redress scheme from Maynooth for the care of the surviors. Pat im sure you are fully aware of the several attempted suicides by Maynooth Seminary Survivors within the last 3 yrs.
“Don’t file your complaint” now where have I heard that before…?…
Glasgow IRA Priest dead https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/bartholomew-burns-scottish-rebel-ira-priest.amp
Good story that. Winning removed his faculties but years later paid him a huge lump sum to set up a business.
Depending on Church Militant for balance, truth and justice is like asking Hitler to be kind to the victims brought to the death chambers of Auschwitz or asking Satan for a note about Jesus. Church Militant is not dependable and has been slammed by Pat frequently.
… Then bypass Hitler; go straight to Jesus ☺️
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.”
Always choose good over evil: if you choose good, you will have the whole throng of heavenly host protecting and guiding your way- so fear not, little ones.
Gosh! I haven’t even had my morning coffee yet! 😂 x
10.05: Exactly as I’ve always urged. JUDGE BY JESUS’S STANDARDS but remember he didn’t sledgehammer people into the ground… challenged, called out wrongdoing but didn’t crucify people in a lynch mob style vengeance. You are right Peter: JESUS ALWAYS….let those who have ears, hear.
He called the clerics of his day whited sepulchres.
He called Peter, Satan.
He called Herod, a fox.
He upended the money tables of the clerical finance department of the day.
He called others, vipers.
Sounds like sledgehammer language to me.
10.22 are you freaking kidding yourself? Jesus hammered the Pharisees by calling them such things as Whitewashed sepulchres, hypocrites, fools.
What about the Washington Post and Guardian articles linked to above? How will you miss them, abuse-denier?
I’m sorry for the man, but if the substance of the allegation really is founded on a dream & the accused man has Alzheimer’s, how can any process be started? File all the details that are remembered but little can be done other than that.
If the man was abused, he was abused, but how can there be a legal process when the accused appears to be mentally incapacitated?
As for Pope Francis, he ought to know better: there is no forgiveness without a request for it. God does not forgive us, cannot forgive us, unless we express contrition to him.
I lost all respect for Francis when he indirectly called Cardinal Pell’s accuser a liar; this was just after Pell’s final appeal.
I think Francis’ concern for victims is far outweighed by other matters.
Pell’s accuser, stage managed by Vivian Waller and Louise Milligan, proved to have no credibility in court.
Being unable to persuade a court of law that a heinous crime against a person was committed does not necessarily mean that no crime occurred. Even you must be able to appreciate the nuance here.
However, to proceed from the basis of being unable to prove a crime to calling the accuser a liar, albeit indirectly, is a non sequitur, and a logical fallacy; it is also a sin.
I should expect Pope Francis, as a philosopher, to be aware of this. As he probably was, his moral crime is all the greater. Even if the accuser did indeed lie, his inability to persuade a court of the veracity of his accusation is not, in itself, evidential ground for calling him a liar.
Pope Francis owes Cardinal Pell’s accuser a public apology, since he publicly maligned him. So do you for your insinuation about him.
Which accuser – the druggie?
4.54 by Victoria prosecutors more likely.
I intended to ignore your remark, since it spoke for itself, really…about you.
But just in case there are readers willing to believe your insinuation about Pell’s accuser, he is not a drug addict; his allegedly co-abused was, however. It was for this poor wretch, who fied, that Pell’s accuser took a highly principled stand and determined to ensure that Pell be brought to court.
He suceeded in this, succeeded, too, in having Pell convicted, and in having the conviction upheld. Many people, including me, believe that conviction was utterly safe, and that it should not have been quashed in the Supreme Court.
Pell is, and will remain, highly damaged goods; but then, he’s right at home in a highly damaged Romanist priesthood, and its highly damaged cult.
Pell will face another court in a few years time. And there will be no appeal of the verdict.
It is very strange that Francis has not visited his homeland of Argentina in the last 7 years
There is definitely something behind that, either that he is worried about drawing attention to his involvement in coverup in Argentina, or he is concerned that so serious are his failings in these matters that the Argentinian authorities might try and arrest him. Imagine the international incident that would cause. So, I doubt if he will ever go back to Argentina, and remain in the Vatican with odd trips out to places where he knows that he will not be arrested. He is really a prisoner of the past, as well a of present events which assail him everyday. I’m sure Gallagher is having to make discreet enquires about his safety from arrest every time he makes one of his international trips. Remember Pinochet.
Publicly Accused Priests, Brothers, and Nuns in Argentina
9.39 this is why PG is too busy to do what normal foreign ministers do, keep a kindly eye on the image of his country’s business dealings in states he has relations with.
It’s a wet miserable weekend, and we could do with a little divertimento. What’s happening with PowerBottom JPL? Littleplonker ? Rory ? Captain Underpants ? Big Hughie Kennedy ? And a host of others ? Bareback Rider Purcell ? Jesus Talks to Me Abbot Silverstream ?Come on, guys, tell us what you know that is fresh. Please … !
Take today’s subject matter seriously, and stop being juvenile.
Yes, Daddy !
It’s difficult or impossible to take any cleric seriously at this point, largely because of their own adolescent playing games with serious things.
JPL is MIA, Littleplonkers life goes on as normal, Rory is working in the Irish centre in London, The Captain is PP of Mullagh and Cross, the rest are in hiding until it all blows over.
The former Dean of Belfast has retired to Porstewart, with cameo appearances with the Order of Malta, Gorgeous is a healthcare chaplain, King Puck is a curate, Fr McCamley suppplies in parishes, Brendan Marshall does a few items on BBC local radio, the trolley dolly/trolley bus has been admitted to candidacy and will be ordained a deacon in 2021 and a priest in 2022. The ex-prior of Silverstream’s whereabouts are unknown, Dom Richard Purcell is still the Abbot of Mt Melleray.
You’re such a gossip and scandalmonger.
There are porn channels for your needs, 9:43.
Oh, trust me, porn is no substitute for the diversion and enjoyment of clerical gossip. I love it ! Keeps me going ! It’s just so wonderful to see that barely anything is held back by our dear clergy, and nothing that happens surprises me anymore. I could almost write the script. I do have a thing about PB JPL however. Now, I wonder is he on one of the porn channels ? That would keep me occupied for a while watching him bouncing around…….
Pope Francis and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Argentina
Argentine Victims Who Tried to Meet with Pope Francis
If this is true, it shows that this Pope is being political when he publicly expresses sympathy or support for abuse victims. The man ought to be arrested and charged. No wonder he’s staying well away from Argentina.
But don’t despair. The legion of good priests we keep hearing about, but never actually come across, will publicly demand that this Pope be held to account in the courts.
Yes, we can safely leave it in the hands of the hidden army of good priests, who always follow their consciences, without flinching. Real heroes.
You’re a sick joke, guys.
10 20: Thank you for acknowledging the presence of good priests – we do exist, really! Don’t be afraid. We are doing our daily ministry with great strength against the army of haters on this blog. But, thank you for your affirmations, although I know you’re being cynical….
Did anyone seriously expect anything different? Francis is largely an exercise in spin.
The default position with any RC cleric should always be that he is getting his end away, is corrupt, has his hand in the till and will happily cover up crime.
If there were any exceptions to this their names would have been in the news by now and they would have been kicked out, but the clergy are instead marked by the quality of their silence and failure to rock the boat.
We seek him here.
We seek him there.
Those Catholics seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven?
Is he in hell?
That damned elusive… Good Priest. 😀
Chaucer would know where he is. Right along with all the other misnomered ‘good’ priests.
And right inside the Devil’s back passage. 😀
🎶 Where have all the good priests gone?
🎶 Where have all the good priests gone?
🎶 Where have all the good priests gone?
🎶 Far, far away.
(Lyrics…corrupted…by Baroness Emma Orcyz; Music by…That-Would-Be-Telling.)
You are right there are legions of good priests the fact we never here about them, is that nobody wants to know. All they are interested in is scandal, gossip, spurious allegations and lies. But all the time we have good holy Priests who silently and for the love of God go about their pastoral duties and giving us the Sacraments. God bless them all.
1.37, I dared hope, in the very early days of Francis’ papacy, that they not might but would get better. Wasn’t I the bold buccaneer! The moral booty I sought was just a fool’s gold.
Unlike a fool and his money, a fool and his aspirations are not easily parted. 😢
@ 2.56, I’ll believe you about ‘good priests’ when you provide conclusive (heck, any!) evidence for your claim about these men. But you never do. You just spout inanely about them, taking that line from Goebbels that if you tell a big-enough lie often enough, people will start to believe it.
Jesus was clear: you cannot hide your light (God’s spirit within the person) under a bushel.
The sneaky, woolpulling-over-the-oculars that these ‘good’ priests exist, but unobtrusively so, is all bollocks. A euphemism for the fact that they do not exist. If they did, they would not be able to function in the shadows: we would all know it. Just as Jesus’ ministry could not be kept secret, nor can that of a ‘good’ priest.
12.27 and 10.20 it’s a tragic reflection on the ill structured bind the priests were trapped in on ordination in what then seemed OK days that it is difficult to stand up against an unworthy overall leader and that the chief sacrament no longer has any validity.
I could almost envisage Pope Francis’ stifling a yawn as he listened (perfunctorily?) to this alleged victim of male rape.
It’s difficult to believe that Francis, or any clergyman especially in Rome, takes any of these allegations seriously. It’s almost as if they see accusers as a nuisance.
Did this man know of Francis’ alleged failings of clerical sex abuse victims in Argentina? If he did, its a wonder he even considered turning to Francis for help.
Francis looks bored in the selfie.
Yes, he does. And given his record of apparent negligence towards sexual abuse victims in Argentina, I’m not surprised.
It goes to show that the public, especially the media, need to keep tightening the thumb screws on these men, because they will do nothing otherwise.
Other Christs? Other Lucifers, more like.
What’s the Latin for ‘Other Lucifers’? It really is more appropriate for priests, including Pope Francis. (Vicar of Lucifer?)
10.15 there’s been no-one at home for a long time now
Nothing will ever convince you because of your inane hatred of all priests. The evidence is there if you look for it which of course you wont simply because you don’t want too. All you want is scandal and gossip and you are prepared to believe anything negative about a priest. This stems from you being rejected as unworthy and you’ve never got over it but who cares what you think there are many good holy priests who far outnumber the bad ones wither you believe it or not.
All of which rambling drivel means that you cannot produce any evidence whatever.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own: but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.”
Source: Liverpool Echo.
I could not have put it better myself, Liverpool Echo.
… Now I’ve had my morning coffee 😂 🤣 x
You are all so worried about Francis not visiting Argentina yet you couldn’t give a hang about the man. You are a bunch of idiots with axes to grind. Pathetic shysters
What’s bugging you?
10.39: A bunch of laptop haters and poisonous shysters. Exactly. All moral cowards and I’m certain these trolls do nothing good for anyone. Nothing.
There’s more than milk and sugar in your coffee, chum, given the seriousness of that weather warning about risk to life, and the completely irrelevant first para if your bizzare post.
I don’t need to produce any evidence, it is all around you clear to see. Go and visit parishes all over the country and see the sterling work done by P.P. and C,C. but of course you don’t want to. God help you it must be terrible to be so bitter and twisted.
The culture of abuse cover up is a consequence of the institutional church’s preferential option for the priesthood : the clerical fraternity comes first.
What would Cardinal Wragg in Westminster say …….
10.55: Sr. Wrath would put a nappy on you, guve yiu a suder and place you back in your cot, you supercilious idiot. Grow up.
12:22. And, how would you know?😷
“A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia.” – Pope Benedict XVI
You need to parse your information less ideologically and more semantically.
First, who gives the proverbial what that whitened moral fraud, Benedict, says? If you thought his words might carry greater moral weight because he is pope, think again.
The institutional RCC has lost all moral authority it thought it might have had. And that fraud, Benedict, has lost it more spectacularly than most. As Cardinal Ratzinger, he sat on reports of child abuse by Romanist priests from around the world: he did absolutely nothing about them. He could have alerted police forces in those countries, in order to apprehend the perpetrators and protect abused children from further harm, and any other children from sexual abuse. But this man of God chose not to. Where does his respect for human life… for its sanctity…show itself here?
Joe Biden does not support abortion in principle, moral or otherwise, but he does believe in women’s right to choose what to do with their own bodies; these positions are not the same, intellectually or morally. But liars like Benedict choose, as he did with the welfare of children, to put about lies rather than truth. And you are a co-liar.
Take this advice seriously. If you want to garner weight for any future moral position of yours, ffs don’t quote any pope, bishop, or priest! They have absolutely no moral credibility, these kiddie-fiddlers, or their protectors.
But hey! 😃 Maybe your post was just one protracted irony. (I like to believe you weren’t dumb enough to post otherwise. 😕)
Benedict uses the same reasoning our bishops did re the abortion referendum. You can vote yes as long as you are not voting directly for abortion. He’s trying to be flexible.
‘…PERMISSIVE stand on abortion…’ The word ‘permissive’ is ambiguous, and I believe its choice was quite deliberate. Benedict expressed the word to be understood not just as rejection of intentional abortion, but rejection, too, that others in favour of it, for whatever reason, should be denied the opportunity to avail of it. Therefore he was implying that those who intentionally vote this way, even if they themselves are opposed to abortion on moral principle, should be treated as though they had voted for abortion itself. The two positions are not the same, morally speaking. Far from being flexible, Benedict was attempting to narrow, as much as he could, the political ground for allowing abortion under any circumstance.
There is monumental hypocrisy in this odious man’s words here vis a vis his appalling record on child welfare.
To be taken seriously on the protection of the unborn, one must also be equally solicitous in the protection of human life post natally, and to be seen to be so. Benedict did not express such solicitude in his handling of reports of child-sexual abuse when he was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, during his 24-year tenure there.
Fintan Monaghan and Iggy should both resign for the handling of the abuse cases of their two former seminarians who were sexually molested by a Maynooth Seminary Priest. How can Iggy maintain his position as a School Principle as he failed to inform the state authorities. Iggy has no moral credibility ability at all, he quietly covered it up. What else is Iggy hiding.
We thought you had given up posting this shit.
P.S. It’s principal, not principle.
He usually posts this shit after 1am when on the gargle. Must be still on it the poor rejected fool and stalker of Brendan.
Not the brightest star in the constellation. It should be easy to identify you and I’m sure those in the know would be able to tell us where your resentment originated. Did someone reject your advances?
How much did Sean Hickey receive in compensation from Maynooth. Was the sum split between Armagh and the Diocese of Kerry? .
Pope Francis is a Peronist and Jesuit to the very core of his being – therefore truth is ambiguous, shifting, relative and contingent on political expediency, necessity and convenience or as Bishop Pat might say a ‘gangster’ which is very likely closer to the truth. It is a point of historical record that during the military junta in Argentina he betrayed two brother Jesuit’s who were serving the poor – they were both subsequently tortured. Moral ambiguity, cowardice and duplicitousness are very much part and parecel of Pope Francis’ modus operandi and raison d erred. When Pope Francis visited Chile the people were so disgusted and frustrated with the way he played fast and lose with the truth that they razed at least six churches to the ground!! He finally listened and apologised after the Maltese Archbishop got involved and wrote a report!! Pope Francis won’t visit Argentina because he and the Vatican know that churches could burn as they did in Chile. There are a number of clips on You Tube which show the mask slipping – getting angry and pissy with women pilgrims, slapping the Japanese pilgrim and this photo for this blog entry shows a less than happy Pope Francis – another mask slipping moment me thinks.
I think you are right. He’s a man of his time and culture. I don’t think he’s particularly bright or intelligent. His whole background is authoritarianism, and whilst he has learned the language of the liberals and progressives, his instincts are still to be autocratic and authoritarian. He will confront what he wants to confront, while it is convenient, but the real issues he will make sure are not confronted. Behind all the simplicity and the smell of the sheep is a man who instinct is to tell people what to do, and if they don’t then he gets angry. They say his temper and his language are foul. I would love to be a fly on the wall when he’s talking about those who are standing in his way on a particular issue. I feel for the man, however, because it cannot be much fun being the Pope. Rather like being a bishop. Who would want it ? And those that do are the very ones who shouldn’t have it. We need to reimagine what a Pope / bishop / priest / leadership in the Church is all about. I think that is happening, at a grass roots level, where people refuse these days to take at face value what they are being told to do. The question is, what will come next ?
you’d prefer the iron fist of John Paul II?
The Fecking Jesuits have it all tied up!
slapping the Japanese pilgrim is fake news. He was being molested by her (and she was Korean I think) and has to brush her off. If that’s the level of disinformation you have to resort to, you make Francis come up smelling of roses.
She was trying to show respect by kissing his ring, which is a practice Romanist bishops themselves have cultivated, and authoritarianly enjoyed, since feudal times.
Don’t make excuses for His Oiliness’ pig-ignorance. Had he not wanted obsequious ring-kissing, the public should have been made aware of it, long before that audience. Clearly they weren’t.
Though why anyone would want to grovel before one of these punks is beyond me. 😕
3.57 he doesn’t appear to believe in Christ, he appears as if he is a Teilhardist.
I wonder will Rough Rider Purcell celebrate the Mass from his monastery tomorrow on line ? That’s all gone quiet. I guess they are hoping that the news will move on and everything will be conveniently forgotten. It’s the usual pattern. More fools us.
I’m surprised that 🎶 Get your wagons rolling R-a-w-h-i-d-e 🎶 has the gall to say Mass online.
But then, perhaps being ‘surprised’ was more than a little naive where Romanists are concerned. 😕
He must enjoy riding a horse without a saddle.
Seemingly so. And he probably likes to reverse the roles from time to time, for variety of course.
Evening all. Get help. Don’t hurt family members (or make it worse) These are familiar responses that I can empathise with. Thing is the help was often imposed rather than agreed or appropriate. “Bate it in ta them” Keep it quiet and maintain the status quo. Inside the organisation suppress contain and smile. Is it any wonder………hi
The live stream for the Vigil mass at St Anselm’s Parish, Tooting Bec was disabled this evening so I went over to the actual mass and guess who was prancing around.
Pat I’d say he reads your blog and knows your readers know of him and his nonsense. No Balham High Road rambles this evening.
Surprising as he wasn’t celebrating this evening, it was the Canon.
If you say so. The so called Canon who shops in the sainsbury’s local buying expensive water. I know the shop it’s literally next door but he didnt reach for the 60p water like I did – no he opted for the expensive brand. If I had his money I’d burn my own. actually it isnt his money it’s the parishioners. Leaching Scum.
5.50: By doing what you have done is a complete mockery of the EUCHARIST. I trust you didn’t present for Holy Communion. Your type of behaviour is despicable and contrary to the teachings of Christ, irrespective of the contemot and dislke you have for the celebrant. Did you go to the celebrant and say to his face what you are now saying? I doubt it because such an act requires moral and spiritual integrity and courage, which I presume you possess in barrel fulls!
Reading the comments today the thing which comes across loud and clear is how priests see themselves as victims.
I’m afraid I can’t comment on that delusion further because I’m laughing too much 🤣
7.42: And the rest of us are laughing at you….fool.
Lol whatever happened to ‘Jesus never upset anybody’?!!!
Sadly you’re all a blight on his memory.
Blessed are the entitled…
Actually, and definitively, we aren’t laughing AT the poster; we all are laughing WITH him. GUFFAW-GUFFAW-GUFFAW 😅
An amazing statement by Cardinal Zen.
Don’t foget that Humble wouldn’t meet Pompeo the other day because Pompeo would have raised the appalling human rights abuses and concentration camps of the Vatican’s best buddies in Beijing.
Pompeo is no squeaky clean merchant. Let’s call a spade a spade . In terms of Pompeo it’s a shovel you need. Do your research
Our parents were sincere in passing us ‘the faith but we and they were sold a pup. ‘Holy mother ‘church was corrupted as soon as the empire commandeered her to justify all manner of crimes. I took the kool aid for too long. Done with it.