The twisted irony in liberals shaming Catholics over child abuse
July 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — For years, we as Catholics have endured one of the greatest scourges to ever grip the Church in her 2,000-year history — the widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of some priests. The damage it did to these little ones, and then, to the faith of millions of Catholics, and then, to the credibility of the Church at large, is nearly inestimable.
It is a particularly serious sin when someone who is actually supposed to help people toward God, to whom a child or a young person is entrusted in order to find the Lord, abuses him instead and leads him away from the Lord. As a result, the faith as such becomes unbelievable, and the Church can no longer present herself credibly as the herald of the Lord. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Light of the World, The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times: A Conversation With Peter Seewald, p. 23-25
And so, I and many others who witness to the Gospel and Catholicism, have had to endure a hail of anger and hateful language toward us for the simple reason that we are Catholic and therefore “belong to a pedophile cult,” as one atheist recently put it. Of course, such people are throwing the baby out with the bath water. When I was sexually abused by a sports trainer in high school, it never dawned on me then, or now, to conclude that all football programs across the country are, therefore, “pedophile cults” — even though the same “culture of silence” covered up or turned a blind eye to these abuses.
Ironically, it is very often the same people who cry foul over the Church’s abuse who are now participating in the mass abuse of children through what is called the “Pride” parade that takes place annually in cities throughout the world.
It is a crime in most countries for men or women to expose themselves indecently in public. In Canada, Section 174 of the Canadian Criminal Code defines nudity as such: “a person is nude who is so clad as to offend against public decency or order.” S. 173 says “Every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her genital organs to a person who is under the age of 16 years is guilty of an indictable offence…” cf. justice.gc.ca That crime is only multiplied when it is done in front of children. But for a few hours each year, the very same man who would expose his genitals in front of children in a park — and be charged with indecency — can now do so in front of children on a public street, and “celebrate” it. This is horrendous. It is a crime, or should be. And thus, it is absolutely astounding that politicians, police, and even the very Prime Minister of Canada, should not only participate in such a function, but praise such degeneration as a public good.
This is not about homosexuality. I, and all of us, should be outraged at any parade that would expose innocent children (or anyone) to nudity, simulated acts of anal and oral sex, and costumes that denigrate human sexuality. Indeed, such activity is daily and constantly forbidden and halted in public places by law enforcement. And yet, not only do uniformed officers stand around and watch this child abuse during a Pride event, but in many cities, they actually enter the parade with their own floats! This is outrageous! It’s inexplicable. It’s lawlessness from both a standpoint of logic and reason and basic human decency. This has nothing — absolutely nothing — to do with equality and dignity for all. It has to do with state-sanctioned acts of public perversion. We can only assume so since, if after the parade, the same gyrating, naked 60 year old man entering a schoolyard or playground would be hauled away in a paddywagon.
How is that you cannot take a child to an R-rated movie and yet it is perfectly lawful to take them to an X-rated parade?
So absurd, so twisted has this generation become, that even the tax-payer funded media promote this child abuse without even blinking. This appeared on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s (CBC’s) website for last year’s Pride parade, and is still on their website:
Your kids will probably see boobs and penises. There will bodies of all shapes, sizes and in all states of undress. For parents like Ian Duncan, dad to 3-year-old Carson, this is all part of the appeal. “We’re not body shamers,” he says. “It all feeds into my son’s emotional intelligence and sexual development. And it’s never too early to think about that.” Consider the experience as a great opportunity for some interesting discussion. —June 30th, 2016, cbc.ca
This is incredible. This is called “evidence” for a court case in the complicit promotion of sexual abuse of a minor.
Not so proud
You see, part of my ministry is behind the scenes — those emails and conversations with grown men and women who were abused as children; men and women who have left “alternate” lifestyles and are now trying to piece their lives together; men and women who were exposed to pornography at a young age and who are now “messed up” years later from the distortions they witnessed and/or participated in. I can’t imagine how messed up some of these people would be to have had their parents hold them by the hand, give them a balloon, paint their faces with rainbows, and then bring them to a parade to watch two men simulate oral sex with each other, as I saw on one video from a Pride parade.
The psychological damage of exposing people, especially youth, to graphic sexuality is well-documented, especially as it pertains to increasingly aggressive behavior.
Meta-analyses of experimental studies have found effects on aggressive behavior and attitudes. That pornography consumption correlates with aggressive attitudes in naturalistic studies has also been found…. 22 studies from 7 different countries were analyzed. Consumption was associated with sexual aggression in the United States and internationally, among males and females, and in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Associations were stronger for verbal than physical sexual aggression, although both were significant. —“A Meta-Analysis of Pornography Consumption and Actual Acts of Sexual Aggression in General Population Studies”, December 29, 2015; LifeSiteNews.com
When it comes to exposure of any kind of graphic sexuality to children, the ancient wisdom of God’s Word holds true:
Do not awaken, or stir up love until it is ready … Avert your eyes from a shapely woman; do not gaze upon beauty that is not yours … (Solomon 2:7; Sirach 9:8)
And yet the Prime Minister of Canada is not only posing with nude revellers but doing everything he possibly can to normalize that which even children themselves know innately is wrong. Heartbreakingly, a lot of this normalization of sin is taking place right in the classroom.
I would like to express my rejection of any kind of educational experimentation with children. We cannot experiment with children and young people. The horrors of the manipulation of education that we experienced in the great genocidal dictatorships of the twentieth century have not disappeared; they have retained a current relevance under various guises and proposals and, with the pretense of modernity, push children and young people to walk on the dictatorial path of “only one form of thought” … A week ago a great teacher said to me… ‘with these education projects I don’t know if we’re sending the kids to school or a re-education camp’… —POPE FRANCIS, message to members of BICE (International Catholic Child Bureau); Vatican Radio, April 11th, 2014
On June 15, Bill 16 passed the Canadian Senate, one step before becoming law, that adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code’s hate crime section. Will “gender expression” also include those public expressions of perversity that have been on full display in front of children? If so, then this law — which is similar to the “children’s rights” bills being pushed at the United Nations — is the death knell of innocence. It means we, as parents, will no longer be able to protect our children from predators and those who would corrupt their purity. It means that we, as a collective human society, have reached a turning point.
My children, be ready. This time is a turning point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel. Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father. Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have trust in my Son and know that you can always be better. My motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. — Our Lady of Medjugorje allegedly to Mirjana, June 2, 2017
But then, Our Lady of Fatima is the one who appeared on the eve of the birth of Communism 100 years ago to warn of its destructive powers — and not only those political. As former FBI agent Cleon Skousen detailed in 1958 in his book, The Naked Communist, the goals of Communism were precisely to infiltrate and undermine Western society, particularly its moral fabric. Among their 45 goals were these:
#17 Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
#40 Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation and easy divorce.
#24 Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
#25 Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
#26 Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
#41 Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
— these goals were read into the United States Congressional Record – Appendix, pp. A34-A35, January 10, 1963
And this, from Our Lady, nearly 400 years ago:
Unbridled passions will give way to a total corruption of customs because Satan will reign through the Masonic sects, targeting the children in particular to insure general corruption…. The sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with the Church, will be thoroughly attacked and profaned. Masonry, then reigning, will implement iniquitous laws aimed at extinguishing this sacrament. They will make it easy for all to live in sin, thus multiplying the birth of illegitimate children without the Church’s blessing…. In those times the atmosphere will be saturated with the spirit of impurity which, like a filthy sea, will engulf the streets and public places with incredible license.… Innocence will scarcely be found in children, or modesty in women. —Our Lady of Good Success to Ven. Mother Mariana on the Feast of the Purification, 1634; see tfp.org and catholictradition.org
Heaven’s call at this hour is to courage and intercession, to faith and boldness, to prayer and more prayer … and to preparation for persecution. We had better take it seriously. We are so close to the tipping point when this Global Revolution will spill over into our daily lives; when our priests will be muted or jailed; when you will lose your job, benefits, or ability to participate in society because of your faith; when your children will be taken away for teaching them the moral natural law, etc.
Things are happening very fast here in Canada. In just the past few weeks, a private Catholic school was ordered not to teach “offensive” scriptural quotes; a nurse was forced from her job for not assisting patients who want to kill themselves; and in one of the most chilling pieces of legislation, the Ontario government passed Bill 89, which would allow the state to seize children from a home where the child claimed to be abused because his or her gender was not accepted.
All of this can only be described as collective madness.
Two forms of deception impede the realization of any plan as a nation, i.e., the madness of relativism and the madness of power as a monolithic ideology. —Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary, AB, January 13th, 2016; calgarydiocese.ca
A madness that has only one logical conclusion — one that is unfolding now in real time:
Since [the powers that be] do not admit that one can defend an objective criterion of good and evil, they arrogate to themselves an explicit or implicit totalitarian power over man and his destiny, as history shows… In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Centesimus annus, n. 45, 46; Evangelium Vitae, “The Gospel of Life”, n. 18, 20
And the most vulnerable — children — are almost always the worst victims of State totalitarianism … as is once again the case.
Reprinted with permission from Mark Mallett.