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This article first appeared in AKA Catholic on July 27, 2016
Picture this scene if you will –
A religious superior, a devout priest and founder of a relatively new religious order dedicated to the education and religious formation of Catholic boys between the age of seven and fifteen, has just discovered that one of his priests, a headmaster at one of the Order’s most famous and prestigious schools, has been buggering his male pupils.
Even though the motto of the Order if “For the Glory of God and the Service of Our Neighbor,” the Father General’s first thoughts are not of God or the sexual pervert’s young victims. Rather, they are directed at protecting the reputation of the Order and its thriving school system and avoiding public scandal. Why that is – well, that’s a story for another day.
Of course, he knows that something must be done. But what?
The situation is complicated by the fact that the perpetrator of these crimes, let’s call him Father S., comes from a very wealthy and influential family with links not only to the local hierarchy but to the Curia and Papacy. The Order’s founder cannot afford to bring dishonor upon the noble family which claims at least two famous lay canon lawyers serving the Church.
Finally, the accused sexual abuser of young boys is summoned for an audience with the Father General and the charges of homosexual pederasty laid bare. Father S. is very angry. The headmaster insists that he is innocent of the charges of moral turpitude and demands to know the identity of the accusers. When his superior, fearing violence and other reprisals, wisely refuses, the perp tries another tack. He reinforces the founder’s greatest fear by reminding him that any public trial would inevitably involve the pope. Thus the Order would be on trial as well. Father S. takes his leave and the Father General is left alone to decide the young priest’s fate.
After consulting with his second-in-command, who advises “prudence,” the Father General decides “to let the matter die,” for the greater good of the Order.
Thus the fatal cover-up begins.
One year passes. The “problem” has not been solved. In fact, it has gotten worse. Rumors of the headmaster’s penchant for hunting beautiful boys among the poor students who flock to the Order’s school have reached the ears of not only the Order’s brothers, priests and lay staff but outside sources as well. There is also “mischief” in the toilets as Father S’s victims, themselves become predators.
This time the Father General decides to take action designed to separate (at least in theory) Father S. from his prey. He adopts, what in ecclesiastical parlance is known as promoveautur ut amovatur (promotion for avoidance) that is, Father S. is to be “kicked upstairs.” Instead of being punished, the perpetrator is rewarded with the prominent and powerful position of Procurator General for the whole Order. At this point, the cover-up begins in earnest.
The villain has been placated. His rough feathers smoothed by the new appointment which has been confirmed by the pope in writing.
All of the school’s priests and brothers are instructed never to mention the scandal again under strict obedience to their superiors. Likewise, lay teachers are pressured to hush up the matter. A handful of potential “whistle-blowers” are sent to other Order schools in the outlands. Provisions are also made to interrogate Father S’s victims and insure their silence at all costs.
Years go by. Father S. has not been “rehabilitated.” He exhibits no guilt or remorse. Indeed, he has not only survived but he has managed to attract others of his kind to the Order.
Ironically, the aging Father General and the unrepentant perp eventually reach a “rapprochement,” of sorts. The former headmaster has certain administrational and financial abilities which the Order has profited from.
It is not until Father S. is appointed the universal superior or head of the Piarist Order with the approval of the Holy Office and the pope, that the high price of the founder’s years of cover-up is revealed. By this time, it is too late. The entire Order is in a state of chaos and dissolution. It is falling apart. The pope delivers the final coup de grâce. The once thriving teaching order is officially suppressed. Fini.
The Tragedy of the Piarist Order
The above loosely translated historical rendition of the fall of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools, Piarists, for short, a religious order founded in Rome in 1621 by Spaniard José de Calasanz is based on Karen Liereich’s 2004 classic Fallen Order – Intrigue, Heresy, and Scandal in the Rome of Galileo and Caravaggio.
The Father General in this lurid tale is José de Calasanz, who was canonized a saint by Clement XIII on July 16, 1767 and was declared the “Universal Patron of Catholic Schools” by Pope Pius XII in 1948 in recognition of the founder’s establishment of the first free tuition schools in Europe for the poor.
The notorious pursuer of beardless youth is Father Stephano Cherubini, headmaster of the Pious School in Naples and later the universal superior of the Piarists. He died begging and receiving Father Calasanz’s forgiveness on his death bed on January 9, 1648.
Pope Innocent X suppressed the Piarist Order on March 17, 1646.
Pope Alexander VIII revived the Piarist Order in 1656 without its original privileges. These were gradually restored, however, and in 1669 Pope Clement IX restored the Order to the condition of regulars with some later modifications. Members of the Order take a 4th vow dedicating themselves to the education of youth, especially the poor.
Today the Piarist Order is still active in Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria and has expanded to include schools in Asia, Africa and America. Among its most famous graduates are Mozart, Goya, Gregor Johann Mendel, Achille Ratti (Pope Pius XI), and numerous priests and brothers who have led saintly lives in the service of God and poor children.
A Curious Footnote to Fallen Order
Though the subtitle of my article is “Fallen Order – Homosexual Pederasty in the Roman Catholic Church,” I thought it passing strange that the book’s author, Karen Liebreich, never uses the word “pederast” to describe the sexual abuse of male adolescents by adult homosexual males, in this case, clerics, even though in both ecclesiastical and secular circles, pederasty has been known since the time of the ancient Greeks, and was in common usage in 16th century Italy and continued to be used in Church documents until the mid-20th century. *
Liebreich circumvents the use of the term pederast by referring to the practice in largely generic terms such as “child abuse scandal,” “child sex,” “sexual misconduct with children,” “sexual abuse of minors,” and numerous references to “paedophilia,” all implying both sexes, when Father Stephano Cherubini and other homosexual Piarist priests were in fact “boy lovers” or “pederasts.”
Why the author’s reluctance to identify clerical pederasts by their traditional name?
*I read and reread the book several times and did not see the word pederast. An e-book version might have turned the word up, in which case my apologies to the author.
Or, perhaps, more to the point, why has the Vatican abandoned its traditional terminology of pederasty in favor of “paedophilia?”
The Disappearance of the Term Pederast
If we examine Church documents in the post-Conciliar era that deal with the issue of homosexuality there is no reference to pederasty, which, from a historical perspective, has been the most universal and pervasive form of homosexuality in recorded history. Actually, there is not even a generic reference to clerical sex abuse of any kind in connection with the vice of homosexuality. This includes the Declaration Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on December 29, 1975 and On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons issued by the CDF on October 1, 1986.
The last time that the Vatican issued a document linking homosexuality with pederasty was in the early 1960s under Pope John XXIII. Instruction on the Careful Selection and Training of Candidates for the States of Perfection and Sacred Orders, issued on February 2, 1961, barred entrance to the seminary and the ordination to the priesthood and religious life to anyone who has “perverse inclinations to homosexuality or pederasty.”
Crimen Sollicitationis, the 1922 document re-issued by the Holy Office on March 16, 1962, on “Instruction on the Manner of Proceeding in Causes involving the Crime of Solicitation” refers to crimen pessimum [“the foulest crime”] which is “understood to mean any external obscene act, gravely sinful, perpetrated or attempted by a cleric in any way whatsoever with a person of his own sex (71).” Under Pope John Paul II, this document was updated in the Apostolic LetterSacramentorum SanctitatisTutela, issued on April 30, 2001, which spells out the norms concerning the gravest delicts against faith and morals reserved to the CDF.
On November 23, 2011, Cardinal William Levada issued Considerations on the Delicta Graviora (more grave delict (or crime) in which he lists the two offenses against morality which come under the purview of the CDF, namely, an offense against the sixth Commandment committed by a cleric (bishop, priest or deacon) with a minor under the age of 18 years, be it of a paedophile, ephebophile, heterosexual or homosexual nature; and the crime of acquisition, possession or distribution of paedophile pornography by a cleric. Note there is a distinction made between the clerical paedophile whose victims are usually female infants and pre-adolescent girls and the clerical ephebophile whose victims are almost always post-adolescent males under the age of 18. Ephebophile is a clinical term that comes closest to describing the homosexual pederast but is rarely used outside of clinical circles.
Regarding the practice of replacing the term pederasty/pederast with paedophilia/paedophile, we should note that during the pontificate of John Paul II, the term paedophile appears only sporadically. For example, in the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s 2004 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, paedophilia is mentioned under crimes against children. The pope personally condemned paedophilia in his November 1999 Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia as one of the greatest social evils of our time.
Pope Benedict XVI employed the term paedophilia on a number of occasions including his 2008 visit to Australia when he was asked to comment on the sexual abuse of minors in the Church. The pope reiterated that “paedophilia is always bad.” Two years later, in his Christmas address to the Roman Curia, Benedict stumbled through a reference on paedophilia in which he claimed that “In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children.” “This,” he explained, “was part of a fundamental perversion of the concept of ethos.”
As far as the current occupant of the Chair of Peter is concerned, for all practical purposes, Francis has formally institutionalized the term paedophilia to describe the nature of the sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church. In an interview with the Italian daily La Repubblica, in July 2014, Francis stated that “Two percent of clergy had paedophile tendencies.” He included “even bishops and cardinals.” The Vatican later denied the pope’s reference to cardinals. Francis has likened paedophilia to “a satanic mass” and to “leprosy.”
Paedophilia is an Incorrect Label Says Vatican Official
On March 13, 2010, mid-way in the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, Monsignor Charles J. Scicluna, Promoter of Justice in the CDF, aka the chief Vatican “prosecutor” for clerical sexual abuse cases involving minors, received special permission to give an on-the-record interview for L’Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference. The title given the interview was “On the Strictness of the Church in Cases of Paedophilia.”
In his introductory remarks, Msgr. Scicluna Monsignor noted that in the past, in practice, some bishops had been too indulgent toward clerical sexual abusers “out of a misdirected desire to protect the good name of the institution,” but “in principle, the condemnation of this kind of crime has always been firm and unequivocal.” The Maltese priest then went on to explain and defend the 1922 Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis promulgated under Pope Pius XI, and the Holy Office’s distribution of the modified document under Pope John XXIII in 1962.
Later in the interview, the reporter, Gianni Cardinale, asked Msgr. Scicluna, “How many have you dealt with so far?” the canonist replied, “Overall in the last nine years (2001-2010) we have considered accusations concerning around three thousand cases of diocesan and religious priests, which refer to crimes committed over the last fifty years.”
Cardinale, seeking confirmation of that number then asked, “That is, then, three thousand cases of paedophile priests?”
To which, Msgr. Scicluna, who just a few minutes earlier had used the term paedophile twice himself, replied, NO, IT IS NOT CORRECT TO SAY THAT (emphasis added).” He then went on to explain:
We can say that about sixty percent of the cases chiefly involved sexual attraction towards adolescents of the same sex [that is, pederasty], another thirty percent involved heterosexual relations, and the remaining ten percent were cases of paedophilia in the true sense of the term; that is, based on sexual attraction towards prepubescent children. The cases of priests accused of paedophilia in the true sense have been about three hundred in nine years. Please don’t misunderstand me, these are of course too many, but it must be recognized that the phenomenon is not as widespread as has been believed.
Actually, in the United States, the figure given for the number of crimes involving clerics and male adolescent is closer to 80 percent, and in some dioceses and archdioceses, especially those with a history of homosexual bishops and cardinals, the percentage approaches 90 percent.
In its final report of May 18, 2011, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice set the percentage of priests who engaged in homosexual relations of an adult nature with post-adolescent youth at 81 percent. Despite this obvious factoid, the report denies there is any connection between homosexuality and the infliction of adult homosexual acts upon adolescent victims by priests and religious.
On October 16, 2005, the Philadelphia-based Inquirer posted an article titled, “Profiles of 25 priests who are accused of sexual abuse” in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey.
Of the 25 alleged perpetrators, three were accused of the molestation of young girls (heterosexual paedophilia), and one perpetrator was accused of a seven-year homosexual relationship with a young boy beginning at the age of six (homosexual paedophile).
The remaining 21 cases involved pederasty – the sexual assault of adolescent boys mostly between the ages of 12 and 16 by clerical homosexuals. One of these cases involved a 15-year “relationship” between a priest and a young boy beginning at the age of 12. All of the acts carried out on the adolescents were of an adult nature including oral sex and sodomy/rape. The assaults included several sets of brothers. One parent who went to the diocese to report her son’s assault was threatened with excommunication. Despite a state law requiring the reporting of abuse against minors, it appears the Camden Diocese routinely ignored the law.
Francis is in Denial
In early June of this year, Francis ordered the revision of Vatican procedures and laws dealing with the responsibility of bishops to exercise “due diligence” with regard to the handling of clerical sexual abuse cases of minors and vulnerable adults.
But how can this issue be successfully addressed if Francis cannot bring himself to publicly admit that the issue at hand is homosexual pederasty not paedophilia, as Msgr. Scicluna has already explained? And that pederasty is intimately tied to homosexuality? It always has been and always will be.
If Francis wants to eliminate the crime of pederasty in the Catholic Church, he is going to have to take a strong stand against homosexuality. As Father Enrique Rueda states in The Homosexual Network – the Homosexual Collective and its subculture (anti-culture) represents “a sick and diseased portion of the social body” and “both should be driven back underground.”
Homosexuality, a perversion which has been institutionalized in the United States and abroad, has an unrelenting corruptive effect on the family and civilized society, especially the corruption of traditional sexual mores and sexual practices by its unrestricted pursuit of pleasure. The plain and simple truth is that the larger the number of homosexuals in the diocesan clergy and religious life, the larger the number of pederasts, and the larger the number of young male victims, many of whom will succumb themselves to the homosexual death style.
So far, the current occupant of the Chair of Peter has been most indulgent toward the Homosexual Collective going so far as to state that the Church (Christian) should apologize to “gay” persons for marginalizing them.
But since when do Catholics have to apologize for opposing vice and perversion and those persons who promote and engage in such vice and perversions? Catholics are commanded by Christ to promote virtue and suppress vice, not suppress virtue and embrace vice.
Pederasty and Paedophilia –What’s the Difference? And What Difference Does It Make?
Part II – By Randy Engel
A Short Primer on the Nature of Perversion
One of the unique hallmarks of contemporary society has been the successful organization, politicalization, and in some cases, the institutionalization, of perversions, that is, sexually deviant behaviors. Heretofore, sexual outlaws accepted the prevailing definition of their behavior as “deviant” and remained in the shadows of the criminal underworld. Today they organize collectively and sound the trumpet of “liberation” and “rights.” From The Rite of Sodomy – Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church
When I wrote the above introduction to my chapter on “The Homosexual Collective” more than ten years ago, I never imagined how prophetic these words were especially in light of the total collapse of the current pontificate with regard to the safeguarding and propagation of Catholic morals.
Originally, the term pervert (perversion) possessed a religious meaning. A. pervert was an apostate, one who had forsaken a doctrine or system regarded as true. After the publication of Dr. Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing’s 1886 monumental work, Sexual Psychopathy: A Clinical-Forensic Study, the term became associated almost exclusively with sexual deviancies. Krafft-Ebing, an Austrian psychiatrist, described as perverse, any sexual desire and its expression that does not correspond with the purpose of nature — i.e., the propagation of the species. In civilized societies, sexual perversions and the ideologies which fuel them have always been viewed as anti-social, revolutionary acts. All sexual perversions manifest an erotic form of hatred – hatred of God, of self, and of neighbor. Other characteristics of perversion include aggression, strong feelings of guilt, narcissism, risk-taking, unresolved conflicts, fantasy, denial and the remaking of reality. A sexual pervert is not born that way. Rather, the man or woman caught in the vice of a sexual perversion is an artificial construct produced by destructive forms of emotional and social conditioning, that is to say, sexual deviancy is a form of conditioned behavior. It is not related to constitutional errors or genetics, although there may be individual constitutional characteristics which play a role in the adaptation of the perversion. The epidemiology of different perversions varies, but the three levels of acquired deviant behaviors – learning, experience and habituation – are common to all. In summary, perverts live in a fantasy world. Their recovery begins, in part, when they come to grips with reality.
Paedophilia – A Double Deviancy
The term paedophilia (also spelled pedophilia in this article), derived from the Greek pais, child, and philia, love for, was coined by Krafft-Ebing to describe the condition in which an adult is erotically attracted to infants and prepubescent children usually of the opposite sex. The practice reflects an expressed desire for immature sexual gratification.
Acts of paedophilia represent a double deviancy, that is, the young age of the victim as well as the highly infantile nature of the sexual acts performed on the female infant or child. The crime of paedophilia is often associated with other criminal sexual offenses, usually misdemeanors but and in some cases felonies, including the paraphilias of exhibitionism (indecent exposure), and voyeurism (window-peeping). Although Krafft-Ebing attributed paedophilia erotica to an acquired mental weakness and/or mental debility, we know today that the pedophile rarely suffers from mental deficiency or a psychotic mental illness. In recent years there has been a concerted attempt to expand and clarify the clinical definition of paedophilia to distinguish it from other types of sexual offenses against minors under the legal age of consent, such as pederasty. Part of the difficulty in defining paedophilia stems from the fact that the word “child” can be used to describe a boy or girl who has not yet entered puberty as well as a minor who has reached or passed puberty but has not reached the age of consent and is still considered a minor under the law. Another problem is that although the term paedophilia has become synonymous with the act of child molestation, not every paedophile acts on his urges and commits the crime of child molestation. Currently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) describes the criteria for a diagnosis of “pedophilic disorder” as: “occurring over a period of at least six months; recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviours involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children; the person has acted on these sexual urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty; and the person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in the first criterion. But, as we shall see, few convicted Catholic clerical sex offenders labelled as “paedophiles” by the Vatican and the secular media meet these criteria of the clinical definition.
The Toronto Study on Pedophilia (Paedophilia)
In 1964, a groundbreaking study titled Pedophilia and Exhibitionism was carried out by a team of specialists from the Forensic Clinic of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in order to provide a more effective basis for the assessment and treatment of the disorder by the medical community and the courts. The research subjects consisted of convicted sex offenders from the Toronto Forensic Clinic, and patients who were referred from local mental health agencies and community groups or had voluntarily submitted themselves for treatment. While admitting it was difficult to make generalizations about all sex offenders, and pedophiles in particular, the researchers were able to arrive at some basic conclusions regarding true pedophiles as a group. “The pedophile act,” the researchers explained, “represents an arrested development in which the offender has never grown psychosexually beyond the immature pre-pubertal stage, or a regression or return to this stage due to certain stresses in adult life, or a modification of the sexual drive in old age.” It is not surprising, therefore, that the nature of the pedophile’s sexual offenses reflected his desire for immature, generally non-coital sexual gratification that included fondling and being fondled and sometimes exposure of the genitals. Penetration was rare. Generally speaking, the element of sadomasochism found in pederast acts was absent from pedophile acts. Overt acts of violence such as rape or murder and deviant sexual acts were atypical for the pedophile sex offender in the Toronto study. When they did occur, it was likely that the child victim was simply unfortunate enough to be at the wrong location at the wrong time. The age distribution of the convicted pedophiles in the study groups tended to cluster around peak periods of the life cycle, that is, puberty, mid-to-late 30s, and mid-to-late 50s – the largest aggregate being middle age, not, as popularly supposed, older men. Some of the offenders were chronic pedophiles since their adolescence, while some older patients were first time offenders. Typically, the pedophile was a heterosexual male, married with children or stepchildren of his own. His early family life appeared to be rather nondescript and utilitarian. This grouping included “situational” sex offenders whose primary sex attraction was normally directed at adult women not children, but who under extra-ordinary conditions of severe stress including the death or catastrophic illness of a spouse may act out his immature sexual impulses with a child including a daughter (incest) or female stepchild. The prototype pedophile was of normal intelligence and conventional in his overt behavior and his religious beliefs. His occupation was gender-traditional as was his recreation that included an interest in sports and other masculine hobbies. His child victims were prepubescent girls from six to twelve years with peak ages between eight and ten years, although the perpetrator may have had more than one preferred sexual outlet. These victims were more likely to be someone he knew and liked, for example, a relative or a neighbor’s child or a child of a casual acquaintance. On occasion the girl child was a stranger who presented the pedophile with an opportunity for abuse that was too inviting to be passed up. The site selected for the altercation is was always a location without adult supervision such as the offender’s home or his car or some out of the way place in a public facility such as a park. Although some pedophiles were alcoholic, alcoholism itself was rarely a cause of child molestation since the successful seduction of children requires much grooming and pre-planning in a sober state. Alcohol, however, may have played a role in lowering inhibitions when the molester was ready to act.
Pedophilia Can Be Successfully Treated
Perhaps the most surprising conclusion of the early Toronto study was that pedophilia (paedophilia), contrary to a widely-held public opinion that the condition is untreatable, can in fact be successfully treated especially for adolescent perpetrators and first-time offenders or where the sexual molestation involved “situational” pedophilia as described earlier. According to the Toronto report, the key to effective treatment of pedophilia is the breaking of denial by exposing the cognitive distortions used by the pedophile to excuse his actions and the development of empathy with their victims. He cannot achieve a balanced, functional emotional life unless he can identify his emotions accurately and understand their dysfunctions. “The prognosis for sex offenders is generally good,” said Professor Kenneth G. Gray, M.D., Q.C., in his foreword to the Canadian study, “but it is better for some categories of offenders than others.” He noted that the recidivism rate varies with such factors as the type of offense, the nature of the act, and previous criminal record. For example, “the heterosexual pedophile who is a first-time offender is not likely to repeat,” he concluded. And what kind of sex offender was the least likely to be successfully rehabilitated? According to Gray, he was the “homosexual pedophile with a criminal record (the typical pederast) who is the subject of our continuing report on the difference between pedophilia and what difference does it make.
Homosexual Pederasty – A Triple Deviancy
The Romans called ephebic love, that is, male homosexuality practiced with adolescent males, “the Greek vice.” The term pederasty (also spelled paederasty) is defined as any sexual act between an adult male with a youth who has entered puberty but not yet reached maturity. Unfortunately, pederasty today, holds the same inordinate attraction for adult homosexual males worldwide as it did in certain academic and military circles found in ancient Greece. While paedophilia represents a double deviancy, pederasty represents a triple deviancy. First, it is a gender deviancy with regard to the sex object – another male. Unlike the female victims of the heterosexual paedophile, young adolescent male victims must face a gender identity issue. Pederasty also embraces an age deviancy, but this time the victim is a pubescent boy; and, perhaps most significantly, unlike paedophilia, it represents a high degree of sexual deviancy since the homosexual acts performed on the young victim are of an adult nature and include forced oral sex and violent anal penetration.
The Pederast is a Homosexual With the exception of the indiscriminate heterosexual libertine who may seek out adolescents of both sexes, the contemporary pederast is first and foremost, a homosexual, with all that the sexual deviancy implies. Since the anti-culture of the Homosexual Collective is basically a youth phenomenon, it is not surprising that homosexuals are overrepresented in sexual offense cases against minor males. Aging comes very early to homosexuals. Frequently referred to as “youthism,” the term applies to the widely held belief of young homosexuals that older people including homosexual “aunties” are inferior in every way including their sexual prowess – thus the high premium homosexuals and lesbians put on the acquisition of young partners by active recruitment. For critics who are wont to dismiss any of the above observations as simply “homophobic hyperbole,” I offer the following statements made by prominent homosexual activists. According to David Thorstad, a former president of New York’s Gay Activists Alliance and a founding member of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), pederasty has been the most enduring and universal form of homosexuality in the recorded history of mankind. Speaking always to over-flowing and enthusiastic “gay” audiences without fear of contradiction, Thorstad explains:
“Man-boy love relationships are …a happy feature of the rebellion of youth and its irrepressible search for self-discovery. …Most of us, given the opportunity and the assurance of safety, would no doubt choose to share our sexuality with someone under the age of consent.”
Tom Reeves, another hunter of young boys calls pederasty “a central feature of gay life,” as reflected in the many prominent pederastic institutions that characterize urban “gay” communities such as the teenage meat-racks and youth-oriented fads and hangouts.
William A. Percy, a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, complained that he tried to get NAMBLA to compromise on an age of consent, say 14 or 15 years of age, so that “…people could see us as a little more reasonable,” but without success. If we examine the ordinary language of the Homosexual Collective it is clear that man/boy sex plays an important role in contemporary homosexual relations. The “gay” lexicon is resplendent with descriptions of and references to underage boy recruits. According to Ed Hermance, former owner of Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s oldest homosexual bookstores, pederasty is the foundation of all “gay” literature. “If we pulled all the books that had adult-youth sexual themes, we wouldn’t have many novels, memoirs, or biographies left,” he told reporter Benoit Denizet-Lewis in a 2001 interview for Boston Magazine. In its heart of hearts, the Homosexual Collective shares NAMBLA’s anti-child, anti-nurturing characteristics and is indifferent to the true welfare of children, youth and their families including the young victims of predatory homosexuals and lesbians. This truism is backed by the institutionalized silence of the Collective with regard to informing police authorities of sex crimes against young boys and teens of which they have knowledge. In the more than two decades I have studied clerical abuse cases, I never saw a single case in which the Homosexual Collective turned the name of a known priest or religious pederast in to either Church or secular authorities.
The Etiology of Pederasty
The age range of male victims for pederasts is wider than for the pedophile. The cluster, however, for pederasts in general, and clerical pederasts in particular is between 12 and 15 years of age. Thus homosexual pederasty begins where pedophilia leaves off. It should be noted, also, that while the pederast may prefer adolescent boys, he will continue to engage in adult homosexual relations with known or anonymous partners at various stages of his life. Like the pedophile, the pederast recognize that emotional manipulation is a key factor in grooming victims. However, the grooming of victims by pederasts is more elaborate and complicated than the average pedophile given the adult nature of the deviant nature of homosexual acts performed on the young male victims including masturbation and interfemoral frottage, fellatio, and sodomy. Unlike the typical heterosexual pedophile who deals with young children, the pederast requires the reduction of the young man’s natural inhibitions with alcohol, drugs and pornography. Pornography, like poly-drug use, is a staple of homosexual sexual perversions. Like drugs, it unleashes the unrestricted pursuit of erotic pleasure. Homosexual porn and S&M porn provide instruction on perverted practices. “Gay” porn has a political aspect also in that it promotes aggressiveness in homosexual male viewers. “Gay” porn “fights the oppression of the patriarchy. It re-enforces “gay” sexual practices, and the social, fashion (hyper-masculinity), political and ideology of the Homosexual Collective. It introduces new, more deviant trends in homosexual practices and assuages the guilty conscience of the homosexual pederast. Threats of violence against family members is commonly used by the pederast to insure continued secrecy. Another danger faced by the victims of pederasty is the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. The pederast/homosexual, including the clerical perpetrator, is a “disease reservoir.” Universally speaking, pederasts are universally disinclined to use condoms. Male semen acts as an immunosuppressant in another male, thus, the practice of sodomy in the young male can produce a marked immuno-depressed state in addition to transmitting AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases. One of the not-so-surprising major findings of a 2002 Center for Disease Control study of “high-risk” behavior in “gay” and “bisexual” men was that gay and bisexual men are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behavior, that is, “unprotected anal intercourse with partners of unknown or different HIV status,” if their partners are younger. Thus homosexuals were more willing to gamble with the lives of rent boys and young male hustlers than with their peers or regular partners.
Pederasts and the Depersonalization of Sex
In sharp contrast to the pedophile who may actually feel some kind of “affection” for his young female victim, the lack of empathy by pederasts for their male victims is legendary. The depersonalized acts of the pederast reflect the depersonalized life of homosexuals. The practice of sexual objectification is Gnostic in nature. The homosexual pederast separates his body from his psyche and soul. He cares nothing for his victim. His primary focus is on obtaining erotic satisfaction. True affection may exist in the pederast, but it is usually reserved for his mother, for relatives and frequently former partners with whom the pederast no longer shares sexual contact. One thing is for certain. The pederast can never, ever have enough victims. Homosexual lust can’t be satisfied.
How Pederast Victims Are Transformed into Sodomites
Premature Sexual Seduction is one of the key links in the adaptation of homosexuality. Normally, the initial homosexual seduction of a young boy produces negative feelings of fear, disgust, and loathing. But, later, after the trauma subsides, the boy may fantasize about the same-sex contact. Thus, the initial homosexual experience may provide the fantasy for subsequent masturbation. Where heterosexual stimuli are not reinforced, homosexual feelings may dominate. It is no coincidence that studies based on interviews with young male prostitutes, reveal that their first sexual experience followed by an orgasm, was a homosexual one, initiated by an older and more powerful male. Nor is it a coincidence that some organizations ostensibly created to fight against “paedophilia” in the Catholic Church have large homosexual constituents among its victim-members and generally follow the line of the Homosexual Collective. Under normal circumstances a gender-confident young man is less vulnerable to homosexual seduction as is the youth from a two-parent, religious family where the young man has a strong male model in his father and confidence in God, the Father. If the perpetrator is a priest or religious, however, this generalization may not hold true. The young man’s natural aversion to homosexual seduction may be overridden by his trust in the perpetrator, as has been the case with many altar boys. This is one reason why all adolescent victims of clerical pederasty should receive clear and competent counseling on the matter of homosexuality lest they misconceive themselves as homosexuals because they attracted a homosexual’s attention.
A Poor Prognosis for Habituated Pederasts
Among sex offenders, the habituated homosexual pederast has one of the highest incidences of recidivism. Readers of this blog may be familiar with the name Father Gerald Fitzgerald founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Paraclete in 1941. Based in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, Father Fitzgerald’s Paraclete Center was one of the first Catholic facilities to treat clerical sexual perversions including pederasty. Father Fitzgerald understood the incorrigibility of priests and religious who sexually abused adolescent boys, stating that they “would never be free of the temptation to act out.” He recommended the involuntary laicization of these men, or at the very least, that they be restricted to the seclusion of a monastery. Under no circumstances were they to be permitted to exercise their ministry in the outside world. Father Fitzgerald even went so far as to make a down payment on an island in the Caribbean to be used to house sexual offenders including pederasts and prevent them from re-entering society. The plan never came to fruition. To his everlasting credit, before his death in 1969, Father Fitzgerald shared his first-hand knowledge of the crime of pederasty with the Vatican during the pontificate of three popes – Pope Pius XII, Pope John XXIII, and Pope Paul VI. Numerous bishops in the United States received letters warning them of the dangers of homosexuality and pederasty in the clergy and religious life.
Conclusion The crime of pederasty, including clerical pederasty, as evidenced by the early writings of Saint Peter Damian in the 2nd century; in the tragedy of the Piarist Order in the 17th century; and the recorded history of the founder of the Paraclete Fathers in modern times, has been a reality of clerical life since the earliest days of the Catholic Church. So please let’s have no more nonsense from either Rome and/or the Catholic Hierarchy that pederasty is a new and largely unknown phenomenon in the Church, and that pederasty has nothing to do with homosexuality. I know these statements to be falsehoods, and now dear reader, if you didn’t know it before, you know it now.
Om Mevrouw Engel te bedanken voor haar werk voor de Kerk, bid alsublieft voor haar. In order to thank Miss Engel for her work for the Church, please, pray for her.
Randy Engel, one of the nation’s top investigative reporters, began her journalistic career shortly after her graduation from the University of New York at Cortland, in 1961. A specialist in Vietnamese history and folklore, in 1963, she became the editor of The Vietnam Journal, the official publication of the Vietnam Refugee and Information Services, a national relief program in South Vietnam for war refugees and orphans based in Dayton, Ohio. She recorded for the Voice of America and Radio Saigon. In 1970, she received the Distinguished Service Medal for “exceptional and meritorious service to Vietnam.”
In addition to her writings and relief work on behalf of the VRIS, in the mid-1960s, Randy Engel developed an intense interest in pro-life issues including population control, abortion and eugenics, putting her on the ground floor of the emerging Pro-Life Movement. In 1972, she founded the U.S. Coalition for Life in Pittsburgh, Pa., an international pro-life research and investigative agency, and began editing the USCL’s official publication, the Pro-Life Reporter. Her four-year study on the eugenic policies and programs of the March of Dimes titled “Who Will Defend Michael?” quickly put the USCL on the map as the finest pro-life research agency in the U.S.
Her investigative findings documenting the rise of the federal government’s anti-life programs at home and abroad served as the basis for her testimony before Congressional hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Randy Engel’s groundbreaking investigative findings related to US/AID abortion and sterilization programs in Latin and South America, Asia and Africa were instrumental in bringing about major pro-life changes in the Agency for International Development’s foreign assistance programs.
Many of her original research publications for the USCL including “A March of Dimes Primer — the A-Z of Eugenic Abortion,” and “The Pathfinder Fund — A Study of US/AID Anti-Life Funding” have become pro-life classics and continue to enjoy wide circulation.
In 1995, the veteran pro-life researcher exposed the long-standing eugenic abortion record of Dr. Henry Foster, President Bill Clinton’s nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, resulting in the Senate’s failure to approve the nomination.
Sex Education — The Final Plague, Randy Engel’s first full-length book on the sexual conditioning of Catholic school children was published by Human Life International (Baltimore, MD) in 1989 and later by Tan Publishers (Rockville, IL). Her second book, The McHugh Chronicles — Who Betrayed the Pro-Life Movement? was published in 1997, while she continued to gather researching material and conduct interviews for The Rite of Sodomy.
Over the last forty years, Randy Engel’s articles, have appeared in numerous Catholic publications including Liguorian Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Wanderer, Catholic Family News and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review. She has received numerous awards for excellence in investigative journalism including the prestigious Linacre Quarterly Award for Distinguished Writing by the Catholic Medical Association.
Meticulous documentation and references and easy readability are the hallmarks of Randy Engel’s investigative writings, and The Rite of Sodomy — Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church is no exception to the rule. The 1,318-page text contains over 3000 endnotes, a bibliography of over 350 books, is fully indexed and reads like a top-flight mystery thriller — except that it is not fiction — it is true.
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