Saturday, December 17, 2016

AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN'

Once again the Deviant side of a Religion comes out.  Randy Engel has done it again.
Jesus Is Lord!!
Tim

Royal commission: Newcastle bishop told by priest sexual favours would further his career

Updated 24 Nov 2016, 1:28amThu 24 Nov 2016, 1:28am
The Anglican bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, has told a royal commission a priest said in the 1970s he would "get ahead" in the church if he offered sexual favours.
Bishop Thompson was the final witness of the child abuse royal commission's hearing into Newcastle's Anglican diocese that is investigating widespread abuse carried out over decades.
The current bishop began his evidence by outlining his childhood, breaking down at times when he recalled being sexually abused by two male boarders staying at his home in his early teens.
Bishop Thompson explained how he got to know a priest, Eric Barker, in Newcastle in the 1970s who began to assault him when he was 19.
"He started kissing me and fondling me and telling me that I had too much to drink and should stay the night," Bishop Thompson said.
He told the commission he rejected the advances.
Bishop Thompson said Barker told him he would be "looked after" and made a priest in Newcastle if he had a relationship with him.
"Through his body language, Barker left me in no doubt that when he said I would have to have a relationship with him, that I would have to have a sexual relationship with him."

Current bishop abused by former bishop

Bishop Thompson first revealed he was an abuse victim himself during an interview on ABC radio in 2015.
Today he detailed the extent of his abuse at the hands of former Newcastle bishop, Ian Shevill.
Bishop Thompson told the commission he was invited by Eric Barker to watch a movie with bishop Shevill.
"I felt that by paying me much attention, Parker and Shevill must have seen some potential in me," he said.
When Bishop Thompson arrived at the cinema, he said he realised it was an R-rated movie that contained a gay sex scene.
"At some point in the movie they groped me in the genital area, including at the same time," he said.
"I was scared and lost for words."
Bishop Thompson said he had considered the church to be a "safe harbour" for him after a turbulent childhood and he believed that made him vulnerable and a target.

Influential parishioners 'holding diocese captive'.

The royal commission has previously heard a group of parishioners at Newcastle's Christ Church Cathedral were actively working against Bishop Thompson, angered by his work to uncover abuse.
Bishop Thompson told the commission the group was already trying to influence him as early as his consecration as bishop, where he was told to reverse the decisions made by the previous bishop, Brian Farran.
Those decisions included disciplinary action against the former dean of the cathedral, Graeme Lawrence, who was defrocked along with priests Andrew Duncan and Bruce Hoare in 2012.
"There are those who feel that this has brought shame on the church. That it's brought shame on people they revered," Bishop Thompson said.
The bishop said the criticism intensified when he made his own abuse public.
"They had an intent to challenge my character publicly and bring shame on my story,"' he said.
Bishop Thompson described how some parishioners turned their backs on him in the cathedral.
"It sends a strong message that I'm not safe in that place and there are consequences if I do not follow what they want me to do," he said.
Bishop Thompson said apart from public shame, he and his staff have also had their cars vandalised and received an "avalanche" of aggressive emails.

Bishop describes 'systemic' abuse in Newcastle

A document was tendered to the royal commission outlining the names of 12 victims of the late paedophile priest Peter Rushton.
The commission heard the Newcastle diocese has identified 30 separate perpetrators of child sexual abuse in the region, including priests and lay people.
"It's the case that there has been a very significant problem with child sexual abuse in the diocese of Newcastle?" asked counsel assisting the commission, Naomi Sharp.
"Systemic over many decades," Bishop Thompson replied.
Bishop Thompson said he was not aware of the scale of the problem when he took up the role of bishop and agreed it had been a steep "learning curve".
The bishop said he has commissioned a governance audit of the diocese to be conducted by financial firm KPMG, as well as a review of the professional standards system.
Bishop Thompson has attended each day of the 16-day hearing into Newcastle's Anglican diocese that concluded today.
Shortly after the hearing wrapped up he announced he was taking leave to "find recovery from the impact of working in the area of child abuse" and of "bearing public witness" to his own story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Fantastic Book by Randy Engel

Randy received such a glowing review, we just had to post it!!
 Jesus Is Lord!


Book Review
MARRANO by Randy Engel, New Engel Publishing, 2015.
Paperback, 554 pp. Available from NEP, Box 356, Export,
Pennsylvania 15632, USA. Price: $20 (plus $5 handling). Order
online: www.newengelpublishing.com/marrano/ Or phone: 724-
327-7379. E-book Kindle edition available on Amazon: $9.99.
JOHN BISHOP
For over sixty years Catholics have been floundering in a Slough
of Despond. The ill-fated Vatican II gave strength and momentum
to Modernism — that destructive force described by Pope St Pius
X, in words which can't be repeated often enough, as "the synthesis
of all heresies." A succession of popes have seemed unwilling
or incapable of stemming the tide of novelties masquerading as
'New Church'; promoted by cunning apostates in clerical garb.
The Novus Ordo Mass which should be the centre of our faith has
been a disaster. Catholics have unwittingly embraced the science
fiction nonsense of Teilhard de Chardin's Theistic Evolution. The
syncretistic scandals of the Assisi gatherings have been accepted
by the majority of Catholics. While Catholic Ecumenism, that
contradiction in terms which, stripped of puffery, means the
surrender of the One True Church of Christ to false religions —
challenging the Faith to its core — has gone hardly noticed by
Catholics who don't want to be involved.
Now, just when we thought things could not get worse we
are confronted by an incumbent of the papal throne who is the
ecclesiastical equivalent of the Mad Hatter. As Pope Francis
sets out to drag us into a topsy-turvy Wonderland of his madeup
theology, he is buttressed by a popular appeal reflected in the
agnostic media. Always a bad sign. His so-called witticisms and
smiling countenance have taken on a deathly aspect. We appear to
be faced with the wholesale destruction of the Faith of our Fathers
at papal hands. But the good Lord, apart from His comforting
assurance that the gates of Hell will not prevail against His Church,
has, throughout the crisis, provided faithful priests to bring us the
Mass and the unadulterated Sacraments. And, very important,
sent us talented laymen and women who with their writing skills
have literally kept the Word alive. Truly Catholic magazine and
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newspaper editors and individual journalists always struggling
against the odds, have written and are writing great articles for
those who have eyes to see.
One of the foremost of these is the famed American Randy
Engel. Making a move into the world of fiction, she now brings
us Marrano: A novel of Faith, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem at
the Vatican. And what a rip-roaring roller coaster ride she has
produced. A fast-paced theological thriller set a little time into
the future, it is centred on a long-planned conspiracy to infiltrate
the Church with agents, phoney priests, who by a rapid rise in the
hierarchy, will place one of their kind on the throne of St Peter,
and bring about the destruction of the Church. Sound familiar?
The plot has been simmering for a hundred years when the
novel opens, and the sudden and suspicious death of the reigning
pontiff makes way for the enemy within. The enemy is a group of
latter day Marranos comprising the Order of Sambenito.
The original (real-life) "Marranos" were baptised Jews living
in medieval Spain. Some of them converted to Catholicism out
of conviction but many others did so to escape forced exile,
or for reasons of economic or social advantage. By 1492, the
joint monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand had managed to end
the seven hundred-year occupation of Spain by the Muslims at
the decisive battle of Granada. Cleansed of Islamic occupation
and with Catholicism restored, the question of the Marranos
came to the forefront. The Inquisition was established to purge
the country of heresy with a particular focus on those Jewish
converts to Catholicism who secretly adhered to Judaism. These
false converts, the Marranos, were seen as a deadly fifth column
subverting Christ's Church. Some were condemned to death for
their apostasy; many more were expelled. Randy Engel's story
rests on the determination of the modern day descendants of the
Marranos to seek revenge for their ancestors: by destroying the
Holy Catholic Church through infiltration as described above.
Our hero, Monsignor Antony Morello, aged 35, an ex-US Marine
who saw active service in Afghanistan, is a "strikingly handsome
priest with an Adonis physique to match his classic Sicilian
features." Born and bred in the Bronx Morello is surrounded by
loving friends and family. His old parish priest Fr O'Malley who
nurtured Morello's faith from his childhood is a particular guide
and mentor. The book opens with the young Monsignor home in
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the Bronx on sabbatical from the Vatican, where he is a senior
archivist, in close touch with various cardinals and other officials.
In those hallowed halls, Antony is a traditional Catholic dedicated
to the Tridentine Mass, surrounded by a plethora of Modernists,
but with a few allies among the hierarchy.
Fr O'Malley, the rector of St Sylvester's welcomes his young
protégé's return, not only as a loving friend, but as an ally to assist
him in spreading the deeply spiritual gifts of the Old Mass to
the faithful, thirsty for its benefits. But the peaceful reunion is
soon shattered when another Monsignor from the Vatican arrives
as a replacement for Fr O'Malley who is pending retirement.
Monsignor Lazarus Perez is not what he seems. Rather too old,
too well qualified to, be a parish priest, he is in fact a Marrano:
one who infiltrated the Church as a seminarian, and now holds a
key office in the Order of the Sambenito.
But Lazarus Perez is on the run. As he progressed in his ungodly
mission to undermine Christ's Church he "fell in love with Christ."
Bolstered by the traditional Mass of Ages, he converted to that
which he was dedicated to destroy. His defection has not gone
unnoticed, however. The conspirators have long tentacles and
unlimited financial resources. Sufficient to hire an entire platoon
of assassins to follow Monsignor Perez to New York. Certain
that he will be killed, Perez seeks out Antony Morello. There is
little time. A Pope is dead, the conclave of Cardinals has been
summoned and, unless drastic action is taken, a Marrano Pope
will be elected who will systematically whittle away the last
foundations, destroying Catholicism from within its own fortress.
At this crucial moment Perez reveals the evidence of the
conspiracy in authenticated documents to Antony, certain that
the intrepid former US Marine will take up sword and shield, or
the modern equivalents in which he is a specialist, to save the
Church from the powerful Sambenito. Without giving too much
away, the Marrrano assassins wreak havoc around the Bronx as
they seek to recover the stolen documents and a huge sum of
money that has found its way into Antony's account. Now in the
firing line, Morello the Marine, but never abandoning his priestly
office, prepares for battle. He not only possesses a neat collection
of weapons from his days in the military, we learn that Fr Morello
is a specialist in the art of the Sicilian stiletto — a skill he will
need later.
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To whom can he turn to for recruits? They turn out to be his
close Italian American family and, in a neat twist, the Mafia in
which some of his relatives have found themselves. But all is not
muscles and hairy chests. Antony's beautiful sister and sister-in-law
join in the fight, refusing to be left behind. Swiftly but under great
stress from the ever present danger, Antony manages to recruit an
amazing array of specialists. After the organisation of the expedition,
which Randy Engel describes superbly and in intricate detail,
the action moves from New York to Rome and the Vatican State.
The author obviously knows Rome intimately. Apart from
describing the extraordinary fast-paced conflict waged around
the city, as Antony and his team confront the Marranos, and
the surprising twists and turns which, if the book was a movie
would have you on the edge of your seat, Mrs Engel in a short
atmospheric digression provides us with a taste of the eternal City.
Taste is the operative word. In the Catholic tradition of loving
good food, she tempts us with pizza margherita cooked with fresh
manzano tomatoes in a wood-fired oven, followed by a red ale or
hot cocoa topped with whipped cream. Or perhaps Eggs Benedict
Italian style, with fried prosciutto? ....
Between these gastronomic delights, Antony's main mission
is to survive the perils to which he and his team are subjected,
and infiltrate the conclave to convince senior figures of the plot.
Now the story moves very fast indeed. Intrigue follows intrigue.
Just when you think you can sit back and look forward to a happy
ending the author gives you a jolt, and so the interest is maintained.
Randy Engel has produced a first class thriller. Twice as exciting
as an Ian Fleming story and three times better written. And James
Bond never said a Hail Mary before going into action!
Apart from a jolly good read, she has written a novel which
provides a boost to the Faith and the faithful in this time of
darkness and despair. In another era the book would, I believe, have
received the Church's Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. But then...
who am I to judge?
"Throughout Sacred Scripture we see the same pattern
repeating itself – God works through small numbers,
'faithful remnants' almost invisible within a larger sea of
largely unfaithful humanity." - Roy Schoeman

Saturday, December 10, 2016

RANDY ENGEL AND AN OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS

I have known and respected Randy for many years.  She has given me permission to post her "Open Letter to Pope Francis".  It will go on both blogs so no one will miss it.  Jesus Is Lord!!
Tim


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On November 9, 2013, this reporter wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis “On a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty
and La Lobby Gay in the Catholic Church”  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/engel/131110
www.renewamerica.com
On a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty and La Lobby Gay in The Catholic Church
. A member of the pope’s Council of Eight brought the Open Letter to the attention of the pontiff, and a short time later the Vatican announced the creation of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (and vulnerable adults).

At the end of my 2013 Open Letter to Pope Francis, I wrote the following commentary regarding the use of the words “coprophilia” and “coprophagia” made in a news interview in 2012 by the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

It might surprise you Holy Father, that until quite recently, I still hoped that despite your obvious sympathy for the Homosexual Collective, you nevertheless might find some merit in the concept of a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty which I have briefly described in this Open Letter.

Unfortunately, that glimmer of hope was wiped out when by chance a close friend of mine, Marielena Stuart, a multi-lingual journalist and creator of the exquisite blog, Roman Catholic World, sent me a copy of an interview you gave to Rome reporter Andrea Tornielli of the Vatican Insider on February 2012 while you were still Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

In an interview titled "Careerism and Vanity: Sins of the Church," Tornielli's last question to you was: Can you tell us how the Roman Curia is perceived from the outside?
And you, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, replied:

I see it as a body that gives service, a body that helps me and serves me. Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects. The Roman Curia has its down sides, but I think that too much emphasis is placed on its negative aspects and not enough on the holiness of the numerous consecrated and lay people who work in it.

Now the term "coprophilia" which you used spontaneously in the interview refers to a sexual perversion (fetish) by which a person

derives sexual excitement from the presence of feces. The term "coprophagia" pertains to the actual act of eating excrement. Both

paraphilias are commonly associated with homosexual behavior and are a regular feature of homosexual pornography.

That a bishop should so glibly refer to such disgusting and perverted practices in a public interview clearly indicates to me that

you are not unschooled in the ways and dangers of sexual perversion, and hence, have no real need for me to instruct you on the

perversity of homosexual behaviors, nor on the grave necessity of combating the Homosexual Collective and other forces of organized

perversion.

And so it is with great sorrow that I bring this Open Letter to a close.

Whether or not it will have any salutary effect upon your pontificate, especially as regards the establishment of a Papal

Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty, only time will tell. ...

Sincerely in Christ,
Randy Engel


It was, therefore, with a great sadness and deep sense of outrage that I saw that in the December 7, 2016, interview for the Belgian Catholic weekly, Tertio , the occupant of the Chair of Peter repeated the very same terms, coprophilia and coprophagia, in almost the same context that he used them more than four years ago in reference to the Roman Curia, before he became pope.          

There is no question that the pope knew exactly what he was doing when he chose to deliberately link a disgusting and perverse nomenclature to the communication issue of false news. What other objective is there in doing such a dastardly deed than to desensitize the faithful to the
horror of sexual perversion and to attempt to introduce perverted words and acts into normal Catholic parlance?   

I called the pope out in 2013 in my Open Letter on this very subject, and I’m calling him out again in 2016.

Francis needs to offer a prompt apology, first to God and then to the faithful Catholics everywhere, for his misuse of the Papal Office to
promulgate such perverted and degrading terminology in a public forum. I respectfully suggest, for his eternal welfare, that the apology come sooner than later.

Sincerely in Christ
Randy Engel
December 8, 2016
Export, PA
USA