Matt C. Abbott
March 7, 2017
Vatican prelate's 'homoerotic' mural and abusive leadership
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By Matt C. Abbott

There are times when I wish a real news story was a fake news story.

This is one of those times.

From LifeSiteNews.com:
    The archbishop now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life paid a homosexual artist to paint a blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church....

    The archbishop, Vincenzo Paglia, was also recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

    The massive mural ... depicts Jesus carrying nets to heaven filled with naked and semi-nude homosexuals, transsexuals, prostitutes, and drug dealers, jumbled together in erotic interactions.

    Included in one of the nets is Paglia ...The image of the Savior is painted with the face of a local male hairdresser, and his private parts can be seen through his translucent garb....

    In July of 2016, still under the direction of Paglia, the Pontifical Council for the Family issued a new sex-ed program that includes lascivious and pornographic images so disturbing that one psychologist suggested that the archbishop be evaluated by a review board in accordance with norms of the Dallas Charter, which are meant to protect children from sexual abuse.
Also at LifeSiteNews.com, Catholic scholars Rick Fitzgibbons, M.D., and Gerard J. M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D., wrote:
    Archbishop Paglia's use of homoerotic art reinforces the earlier views, presented to the Vatican by several Catholic mental health professionals, that Archbishop Paglia should be suspended from his responsibilities at the Vatican and be required to undergo an evaluation required of clergy who abuse youth with a focus on psycho-sexual development. This request was made because the initial Meeting Point online sexual education program for youth, developed under Archbishop Paglia's direction when he headed the Pontifical Council for the Family, contained homoerotic and heterosexual pornography which was like that employed by adult sexual predators of youth....

    However, even more troubling is the role of Pope Francis. His apparent approval of the release of the Meeting Point program at World Youth Day with its homoerotic content and heterosexual pornography was severely negligent.

    Public concern about the policies placing Catholic youth at risk of abuse has been further intensified by Pope Francis' restoring to priestly ministry an Italian priest, Father Mauro Inzoli, who was laicized by Pope Benedict XVI for homosexually abusing adolescent males. After his priestly faculties were restored, he again repeated his homosexual abuse of youth, was arrested and imprisoned.
The Pontifical Academy for Life, whose mission was to help promote a culture of life and thereby help defeat the culture of death in which we live, was founded during the pontificate of the late Pope St. John Paul II.

Pope Francis has, for reasons unknown to most (including me), decided to gut "reform" the academy, much to the dismay of many pro-lifers. The academy technically still exists, with Paglia as its head.

Let's face it. These prelates – and I include all modernist clergy in this statement – are not wolves in sheep's clothing; they're simply wolves (there are some notable exceptions, thank God). They blast President Trump, yet they have poisoned minds and souls in a far, far worse way than the president could ever dream of.

Sickening.

I should add that those who struggle with same-sex attraction but strive to live chaste lives deserve our moral support, just as those who struggle with other demons but strive to live morally upright lives.

Our Lady of Fatima and Akita, pray for us.

(A version of the above commentary originally appeared at American Thinker.)

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.


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