Priest calls out Spiritual Sabotage at Seminaries in The Wanderer

Hey people,

I posted my Pastor’s article online here a couple weeks ago. And, gee, it made the front page of The Wanderer :smiley:

He calls it out like it is ahead of visit by team investigating Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.

I had this in another thread here when it first came out in the bulletin. You can see a pic of him there:

The thought of good, young, orthodox men being rejected from the seminary makes me almost as angry as the idea that they’re slowly ‘brainwashed’ to be lax in the faith. It’s just unfair, how can a house divided against itself stand? Sometimes we just need to get our act together. Your parish seems to be a bright light, Lux (no pun intended). Although, perhaps, your handle *is *appropriate.


This book, by Michael S. Rose really brings out some of the kinds of details that Seminarians and potential candidates have had to deal with. Fr. Perrone is quoted in the book, similarly, as well.

Then, he is profiled in the book “Priest” also by Michael S. Rose. In the chapter dedicated to him, he goes into detail about how he had to hide his orthodoxy in order to get ordained. THen he talks about the problems he had early in his priesthood with lay people who objected to his orthodoxy.

Hello Lux_et_veritas,

I have heard of a similiar situation at St. Frances Seminary in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I have heard the priest who made the decisions on who would enter the seminary rejected heterosexual males and selected homosexual only candidates. It was the directors way of reforming the Church. I feel that it is these evil doers infliltrating Catholic seminary selection boards which is the major cause for the high percentage of homosexal priests rather than the thought of an abnormally high amount of homosexuals over heterosexuals applying for Catholic seminaries.

The real question is where are the bosses of these seminary selection boards (Bishops)? Why are they not fully focused on patroling and disaplining such a critical area in the Catholic Church?

Where is the Boston Globe when the Church needs them? From what I see it is the media who seems to be the only ones capable of motivating Church leaders to flush out the wicked from our Church. Oh! and the Wanderer. Go Wanderer.

Because, they are busy paying off settlements from homosexual misdeeds, subjecting the church to secular bankruptcy court jurisdiction, and providing fodder for the homosexual press:

"Catholic Church Leader Defends Gay Priests"
Advocate, 10.28.2005

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, noting concerns about an upcoming Vatican document that will address whether gays should be ordained, said “witch hunts and gay bashing have no place in the church.”

“There are many wonderful and excellent priests in the church who have a gay orientation, are chaste and celibate, and are very effective ministers of the Gospel,” Spokane, Wash., bishop William Skylstad wrote in his diocesan newspaper last week.

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Meanwhile Homosexual advocacy organizations are busy planning new projects to further infiltrate the schools and Christian churches as demonstrated by this recent Human Rights Campaign email:

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…pastors in West Virginia and Massachusetts are ousted by their churches for supporting GLBT rights.

…a child is expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians.

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[quote=Lux_et_veritas]Hey people,

I posted my Pastor’s article online here a couple weeks ago. And, gee, it made the front page of The Wanderer :smiley:

He calls it out like it is ahead of visit by team investigating Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.

I had this in another thread here when it first came out in the bulletin. You can see a pic of him there:


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