I wonder what our new Bishop Bambera would have to say about this? You see, closed minded sorts think that when we argue for Tradition that we are only arguing for the Old Mass when in actuality we yearn for all of the old ways, when Catholicism was cherished by our priests, when other false religions were not held in the same esteem as Catholicism, and when we could look up to our priests as people to be emulated.
The Catholic Church has always considered grave sin against children and sin against nature to be the most heinous of all sin, and has always acted accordingly. Our Blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Himself taught that: “But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Pope St. Pius V formally decreed, and the Fifth Lateran Council confirmed, that:
“Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigour that which We have decreed since the beginning of Our Pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be executed as mandated by law, according to the appropriate punishment for laymen plunged into this abyss.”
Up until the present day Church law requires that any cleric or religious accused of such horrific crimes against children must be reported to the civil authority for appropriate punishment if any semblance of truth is found in the allegation.
Unfortunately the disease of Liberalism and the attempt to ‘fit in’ with the modern liberal world, a disease officially unleashed upon the Catholic Church at the Second Vatican Council in the 1960’s, has led some bishops and priests to disregard Church law and traditional Catholic teaching in order to adopt the false ideas and ‘solutions’ of the modern world.
This has led, in too many cases, to child molesters and sexual perverts being treated with kid-gloves, being sent for ‘treatment’ to psychologists and ‘psycho-analysts’, and then shunted from diocese to diocese where they could secretly continue their vile abuse. Although cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church are extremely rare in comparison to the sexual abuse of children in liberal secular society, even one case is one too many if not dealt with by the severity that the crime truly demands.
So today I call on Bishop Bambera to launch an official investigation, overturn every rock where these people hide, protect his flock from the predators within the Church, and have perverts like "Father" Robert Timchak defrocked. Will he do it?
What do you think?