EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): This is an absolutely damning article by the Crisis Magazine, that will turn your stomach… The level of infestation in the Catholic Bhruch and the subsequent level of abuse (mostly of young boys – 82%!!) is stunning!! But this is going on for years… I wonder why any parent would allow their children in proximity to these degenerates…
The Homosexual Infestation of the Catholic Church
The predominance of homosexuality within the ranks of Catholic clergy is a chief cause of the clerical sex abuse crisis and it fundamentally undermines the Church’s core mission.
The Catholic bishops of Spain released a clerical sex abuse report at the beginning of the month, based on testimony from nearly a thousand abuse victims and revealing a staggering 728 predators, over 99 percent of whom were male. The report also revealed that nearly 82 percent of victims were male.
This statistic shouldn’t be shocking, as it is consistent with clerical sex abuse reports across the globe, demonstrating that the chief and even the root issue behind clerical sex abuse is homosexuality.
In 2004, the U.S. Catholic bishops commissioned a now-infamous report from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which reported that 81 percent of clerical sex abuse victims were male. In France, a landmark clerical sex abuse report released in 2021 reported that over 330,000 children were abused by priests and other diocesan employees and noting that 80 percent of victims were male. In Ireland, stories are emerging of widespread clerical sex abuse in all-boys schools. An as-yet-incomplete clerical abuse investigation in Portugal likewise found that the majority of victims were male and that the most common site of abuse was in seminaries.
The homosexual nature of the Church’s ongoing abuse crisis is also manifest in members of the hierarchy. Perhaps the most notable example is that of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The one-time-archbishop of Washington, D.C., was exposed in 2018 as a serial sex abuser, molesting and raping children and adults, all male. McCarrick’s favorite hunting ground was the seminary.
Another prominent example of the homosexual infestation of the Church was Marcial Maciel, a Mexican priest who founded the Legionaries of Christ and its lay branch, Regnum Christi. Maciel was accused of abusing at least 60 children, almost all of them boys, as well as abusing young men at the seminary he ran. He illicitly fathered six children and abused them, too.
A more recent illustration is the case of Argentine bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, who was sentenced last year to 4 ½ years in prison for sexually abusing seminarians. A secretary reported Zanchetta to the Vatican as early as 2015 after she found gay porn on his cell phone. Shockingly, the bishop’s claim that his phone had been hacked was believed.
The homosexual infestation of the Church’s hierarchy isn’t relegated merely to abusers, though. The late archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, retired in 2002 after it was revealed that he had paid nearly half a million dollars in hush money to a seminarian with whom he had carried on a homosexual relationship. Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, former secretary-general for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, resigned from that post in 2021 after it was revealed he had been habitually using the gay hookup app Grindr, including at bath houses and gay bars. Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa, who taught at pontifical universities before working for the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, came out as gay in 2015.
French writer and researcher Frédéric Martel estimated in his 2019 book In The Closet of The Vatican that nearly 80 percent of Vatican clergy were gay, and he confirmed that the late cardinal Angelo Sodano, once the Vatican Secretariat of State, was gay.
Martel, himself openly gay, explicitly linked the hidden homosexuality of Catholic prelates to the ongoing clerical sex abuse crisis in the Church. He wrote that “behind the majority of cases of sexual abuse, there are priests and bishops who have protected the aggressors because of their own homosexuality and out of fear that it might be revealed in the event of a scandal.” He further explained, “The culture of secrecy that was needed to maintain silence about the high prevalence of homosexuality in the Church has allowed sexual abuse to be hidden and prelates to act.”
As much of the Western world celebrates sodomy during “pride month,” it is worthwhile to examine the damage homosexuality has wrought on the Catholic Church, leaving hundreds of thousands of little boys and young men wounded, confused, and ashamed. The great Doctor of the Church St. Augustine once wrote, “It was pride that changed angels into devils.”