Randy Engel column
Randy Engel, one of the nation's top investigative reporters, began her journalistic career shortly after her graduation from the University of New York at Cortland, in 1961. A specialist in Vietnamese history and folklore, in 1963, she became the editor of The Vietnam Journal, the official publication of the Vietnam Refugee and Information Services, a national relief program in South Vietnam for war refugees and orphans based in Dayton, Ohio. She recorded for the Voice of America and Radio Saigon. In 1970, she received the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptional and meritorious service to Vietnam."

In addition to her writings and relief work on behalf of the VRIS, in the mid-1960s, Randy Engel developed an intense interest in pro-life issues including population control, abortion and eugenics, putting her on the ground floor of the emerging Pro-Life Movement. In 1972, she founded the U.S. Coalition for Life in Pittsburgh, Pa., an international pro-life research and investigative agency, and began editing the USCL's official publication, the Pro-Life Reporter. Her four-year study on the eugenic policies and programs of the March of Dimes titled "Who Will Defend Michael?" quickly put the USCL on the map as the finest pro-life research agency in the U.S.

Her investigative findings documenting the rise of the federal government's anti-life programs at home and abroad served as the basis for her testimony before Congressional hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Randy Engel's groundbreaking investigative findings related to US/AID abortion and sterilization programs in Latin and South America, Asia and Africa were instrumental in bringing about major pro-life changes in the Agency for International Development's foreign assistance programs.

Many of her original research publications for the USCL including "A March of Dimes Primer — the A-Z of Eugenic Abortion," and "The Pathfinder Fund — A Study of US/AID Anti-Life Funding" have become pro-life classics and continue to enjoy wide circulation.

In 1995, the veteran pro-life researcher exposed the long-standing eugenic abortion record of Dr. Henry Foster, President Bill Clinton's nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, resulting in the Senate's failure to approve the nomination.

Sex Education — The Final Plague, Randy Engel's first full-length book on the sexual conditioning of Catholic school children was published by Human Life International (Baltimore, MD) in 1989 and later by Tan Publishers (Rockville, IL). Her second book, The McHugh Chronicles — Who Betrayed the Pro-Life Movement? was published in 1997, while she continued to gather researching material and conduct interviews for The Rite of Sodomy.

Over the last forty years, Randy Engel's articles have appeared in numerous Catholic publications including Liguorian Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Wanderer, Catholic Family News and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review. She has received numerous awards for excellence in investigative journalism including the prestigious Linacre Quarterly Award for Distinguished Writing by the Catholic Medical Association.

Meticulous documentation and references and easy readability are the hallmarks of Randy Engel's investigative writings, and The Rite of SodomyHomosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church is no exception to the rule. The 1,318-page text contains over 3000 endnotes, a bibliography of over 350 books, is fully indexed and reads like a top-flight mystery thriller — except that it is not fiction — it is true.

The League of Saint Peter Damian Letter #3
Randy Engel
June 11, 2019

May 23, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome, once again, to the League of Saint Peter Damian. Two-thousand nineteen anno Domini is the . . .

The League of Saint Peter Damian Letter #2
Randy Engel
June 2, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome, once again, to the League of Saint Peter Damian. Two-thousand nineteen anno Domini is the year of the League's . . .

National alert: PBS promoting sodomy and lesbianism among children
Randy Engel
May 15, 2019

Dear Friends – Every tax-paying American citizen "contributes" $1.35 a year to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – self-identified as  . . .

The League of Saint Peter Damian
Randy Engel
May 12, 2019

Originally published in the Catholic Inquisitorfor March/April 2019 March 23, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome to the League of . . .

Sex abuse victims and clerical suicide – A study of the toxic legacy of clerical molestation
Randy Engel
April 29, 2019

Introduction On February 21-24, 2019, Pope Francis will convene an international "summit" on clerical sexual abuse and the protection of minors (and . . .

Pederasty and paedophilia – What's the difference? And what difference does it make? Part II
Randy Engel
April 4, 2019

A Short Primer on the Nature of Perversion One of the unique hallmarks of contemporary society has been the successful organization, politicalization, and in . . .

Fallen Order – Homosexual Pederasty in the Roman Catholic Church: Part I
Randy Engel
April 2, 2019

Introduction Picture this scene if you will – A religious superior, a devout priest and founder of a relatively new religious order dedicated to the . . .

The League of Saint Peter Damian in formation
Randy Engel
February 18, 2019

February 16, 2019 From: Randy Engel February 23 is the feast day on the Old Calendar of Saint Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church and the author of the . . .

The Gaztelueta trial ends with a guilty verdict, Opus Dei appeals ruling to Supreme Court
Randy Engel
February 12, 2019

Introduction The following is a six-day account of the historic trial of Opus Dei numerary, Jos Mara Martnez Sanz, on charges of sexually assaulting a . . .

Amoris Laetitia and "Sex Education:" Does Francis really love children and the family?
Randy Engel
January 29, 2019

A New Introduction The following article "Amoris Laetitia and 'Sex Education,'" appeared on the AKA Catholic website of April 29, 2016. At the time, Pope . . .

What the Catholic hierarchy should know about clerical pederasty
Randy Engel
January 23, 2019

First Published on AKA Catholic, December 31, 2018 Introduction In late August of this year, following the release of the Office of the Attorney General's . . .

The strange case of Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt Part IV Opus Dei's Role in the Vigan Affair
Randy Engel
December 26, 2018

Introduction This is the fourth and concluding installment of my series on Archbishop John C. Nienstedt and Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan, the Papal Nuncio . . .

Remembering Cardinal Hans Hermann Gror, O.S.B
Randy Engel
November 12, 2018

It's been more than 23 years since the Cardinal Hans Gror, O.S.B sex abuse scandal erupted in Vienna, Austria. Recently, while researching the Cardinal . . .

Dear Friends in Christ
Randy Engel
November 3, 2018

First it was "Queering the Youth Vote" in 2008. Then, in 2012, it was "Queering the Church," which has been changed to http://queerchurch.com/. As Catholic . . .

The strange case of Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt, Part III
Randy Engel
October 23, 2018

Introduction On August 26, 2018, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan, the Papal Nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, issued a "Statement by Archbishop . . .

Randy Engel interview with Mr. Juan Cuatrecasas on the Gaztelueta sex abuse case
Randy Engel
October 14, 2018

[Note: The following interview with Mr. Juan Cuatrecasas Asua is a follow-up to the detailed investigative report of the Gaztelueta sex abuse case by this . . .

The strange case of Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt, Part II
Randy Engel
September 1, 2018

The following series first appeared In "The Catholic Inquisitor" July-August 2018 The First Secret Investigation of Nienstedt – Cast of Main Characters . . .

The strange case of Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt, Part I – A homosexual cleric on the fast track
Randy Engel
August 30, 2018

The following series first appeared in The Catholic Inquisitor July-August 2018 Introduction Who can expect the flock to prosper when its shepherd has . . .

The "Uncle Teddy" McCarrick case
Randy Engel
June 29, 2018

Introduction It's been an "open secret," for almost 100 years, that the American hierarchy has been plagued by homosexual/pederast predators within its ranks . . .

Tales from the Humanae Vitae Diaries
Randy Engel
June 28, 2018

Introduction This new occasional series titled "Tales from the Humanae Vitae Diaries" is based on my upcoming two-volume book set on Population Control and . . .

The Gaztelueta sex abuse case: Opus Dei on trial - Part II
Randy Engel
April 13, 2018

Pope Francis Enters the Fray While Prosecutor Calparsoro was pondering his future actions on the Gaztelueta case, albeit without any real enthusiasm for . . .

The Gaztelueta sex abuse case: Opus Dei on trial - Part I
Randy Engel
April 12, 2018

LAUNCELOT: Nay, indeed, if you had your eyes, you might fail of the knowing me: it is a wise father that knows his own child. Well, old man, I will tell . . .

"Postscripts to the Jones/Voris Affair"
Randy Engel
October 9, 2017

Introduction This is the third and final installment to my first two articles, "All the Men Behind the Opus Dei Curtain," and "On the First Anniversary of . . .

On the first anniversary of the Voris/Jones affair
Randy Engel
July 13, 2017

July 2017 On April 20, 2017, E. Michael Jones posted the following letter to my earlier commentary "All the Men Behind the Opus Dei Curtain," a study of the . . .

"All the Men Behind the Opus Dei Curtain"
Randy Engel
April 19, 2017

Introduction "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."  . . .

Contemporary Nestorian heretic exhorts his flock: "Mary is not the Mother of God"
Randy Engel
December 31, 2016

Down under, and I mean "really down under," in the Australian Diocese of Wollongong in New South Wales, a Roman Catholic priest by the name of Father Rick . . .

Book review of Marrano by John Bishop
Randy Engel
December 16, 2016

MARRANO by Randy Engel, New Engel Publishing, 2015. Paperback, 554 pp. Available from NEP, Box 356, Export, Pennsylvania 15632, USA. Price: $20 (plus $5 . . .

Francis repeats use of vile words associated with sexual perversion in a public forum
Randy Engel
December 9, 2016

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 . . .

The sex abuse case against Father Anthony J. Cipolla
Randy Engel
December 3, 2016

Introduction As I indicated earlier in this series, the Pittsburgh Diocese's mishandling and cover-up of the Father Anthony Cipolla Case in the late 1970s . . .

The sex abuse case against Father Anthony J. Cipolla
Randy Engel
November 30, 2016

Introduction Father Anthony Joseph Cipolla was born on August 29, 1943 in Rochester, PA, a borough of Beaver County. He was the youngest of five children  . . .

The sex abuse case against Father Anthony J. Cipolla
Randy Engel
November 28, 2016

Introduction On the morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2016, the former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Roman Catholic priest, Father Anthony Joseph Cipolla, 73, died . . .

Interview of Randy Engel with John Vennari on Amoris Laetitia and "Sex Education"
Randy Engel
June 21, 2016

J.V. Pope Francis' pronouncement in Amoris Laetitia on "The Need for Sex Education," appears in Chapter Seven, titled "Towards a Better Education of Children," . . .

Saint Peter Damian - Part II
Randy Engel
March 28, 2016

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then . . .

Saint Peter Damian -- Part I
Randy Engel
March 25, 2016

Introduction February 23rd on the traditional Roman Catholic calendar is the feast day of one of the greatest saints in the Church, Saint Peter Damian (1007 . . .

Pope Francis, the divinization of change, and the new world order
Randy Engel
January 22, 2016

Introduction According to Vatican Radio, on Monday, January 18, 2016, the day after Pope Francis' visit to the Great Synagogue of Rome, the pontiff delivered . . .

Headlines we'd love to read -- Pope unveils secret encyclical
Randy Engel
May 28, 2015

[Author's note: Renew America readers who are Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta fans will recall the haunting refrain sung by the chorus concerning the zeal . . .

Michael Fund researcher opens door to Down syndrome fetal therapies
Randy Engel
March 9, 2014

Introduction It is my honor and privilege, as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Michael Fund to announce a major breakthrough in prenatal . . .

Randy Engel interview with Mr. Charles Parlato, the producer of Nicaea -- The Movie
Randy Engel
February 6, 2014

Introduction In my first Renew America column of August 8, 2013, on the epic film masterpiece Nicaea currently in production, I highlighted the basic themes . . .

Vatican hires world's leading pro-homosexual corporations as advisors
Randy Engel
January 1, 2014

Introduction In their efforts to bring "transparency" and "efficiency" and "financial reform" to the Government of the Vatican City State (the "Governatorato . . .

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo: for the record
Randy Engel
November 17, 2013

Introduction On November 12, 2013, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston was elected on the third ballot of the assembled American . . .

An open letter to Pope Francis
Randy Engel
November 10, 2013

On a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty and La Lobby Gay in The Catholic . . .

Catholic Castle -- a monthly online magazine for the Catholic family
Randy Engel
October 8, 2013

Randy Engel: I'd like to thank you David, and your wife Rosemary and daughter Helen for the opportunity to discuss your very exciting literary breakthrough in . . .

NICAEA -- an inspiration epic movie in the making
Randy Engel
August 8, 2013

Artist Giulio Romano's (1499-1546) breathtaking rendering of the Battle of Milvian Introduction Following in the tradition of Mel Gibson's ground . . .

Catholic Relief Services -- another anti-life laundry for the death peddlers
Randy Engel
July 23, 2013

Strike One It's time the American Bishops applied the "three strikes and you're out" rule to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the United States Conference of . . .

Randy Engel interview with Dr. Marthe Gautier, discoverer of trisomy 21
Randy Engel
March 6, 2013

RE : Dr. Gautier, before we begin this interview, I want to thank you for recommending to me the remarkable book by Professor Peter Harper of Cardiff University . . .

"Liar, liar, pants on fire"
Randy Engel
February 28, 2013

On Monday, February 25, 2013, at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, Calif., Cardinal William Levada gave a media conference at which he defended the presence . . .

"Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine runs favorable story on Andy Warhol AKA 'Angel of Death'"
Randy Engel
July 19, 2012

Introduction In a recent Family Life special publication of Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine, distributed by the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Bishop David A Zubik . . .

Sisters in rebellion - non serviam (Part III)
Randy Engel
April 26, 2012

I have seen the bands of ecclesiastical predators expel lesbians and gay Christians from our churches, relegate women to second-class citizenship, and support . . .

Sisters in rebellion - non serviam (Part II)
Randy Engel
April 23, 2012

"Regulars, as well men, as women, shall order and regulate their lives in accordance with the requirements of the rule which they have professed; and above all . . .

Sisters in rebellion - non serviam (Part I)
Randy Engel
April 22, 2012

In a papal audience of November 17, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI, acting upon the initiative of Franc Cardinal Rod, C.M., Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes . . .

"The Sirico Brief" makes news again - controversial priest to address Catholic men's conference (Part II)
Randy Engel
April 13, 2012

Sirico's Conversion to Libertarianism The year 1977 was a pivotal one in Robert Sirico's life. As he tells it, an unnamed friend introduced him to the world . . .

"The Sirico Brief" makes news again - controversial priest to address Catholic men's conference
Randy Engel
April 12, 2012

Introduction On April 14, 2012, the Catholic Men's Fellowship (CMF) of Pittsburgh is holdings its 7th annual gathering of Catholic men at Duquesne . . .

Book review: Finis Vitae -- Is "Brain Death" True Death?
Randy Engel
January 27, 2012

"Why Does A Corpse Need Anesthesia? — A Hundred and One Questions and Answers on the Fiction of 'Brain Death' . . .

Book review: Finis Vitae -- Is "Brain Death" True Death?
Randy Engel
January 17, 2012

"Why Does A Corpse Need Anesthesia? — A Hundred and One Questions and Answers on the Fiction of 'Brain Death' . . .

Book review: Setting the Table
Randy Engel
December 17, 2011

This review appeared in Catholic Family News in November 201 . . .

Clerical sex abuse crimes -- how should traditionalists respond?
Randy Engel
December 4, 2011

Introduction The first in-depth book I ever read on the sexual abuse of young boys by Catholic clergy and religious was Unholy Orders — Tragedy at . . .

The unborn child as a casualty of Catholic ecumenicalism -- a reflection on Assisi III (Part II)
Randy Engel
November 15, 2011

Introduction In Part I of this series, I explored the grave conflicts and scandals that have arisen in the post-Conciliar Church as a result of Catholic . . .

The unborn child as a casualty of Catholic ecumenicalism -- a reflection on Assisi III (Part I)
Randy Engel
November 8, 2011

The Rabbi Brickner Scandal — 2005 On September 2, 2005, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Office of Media Relations issued a . . .

Catholic Family News interview with Marielena Stuart
Randy Engel
September 29, 2011

This interview appeared in Catholic Family News (http://www.cfnews.org/cfn.htm) in September 2011 Interview with Marielena Stuart [Editor's note: On . . .

Homosexuals in high places -- 'gay' Irish senator David Norris and 'the Greek thing,' Part II
Randy Engel
September 19, 2011

The Fatal Magill Interview In May 2011, shortly after "gay" Senator David Norris' announcement that he was going to seek a nomination to run for the . . .

Homosexuals in high political office -- the saga of Irish senator David Norris (Part I)
Randy Engel
September 4, 2011

Introduction For most Americans, the name of the Irish politician David Norris probably won't ring a bell. For one thing, Norris holds office in the . . .

Jackson Lab project defeated in Florida, Part III
Randy Engel
May 24, 2011

On July 27, 2010, the Commissioners of Collier County, Florida, met in public session to discuss and take action on the Jackson Lab controversy. The taxpayers . . .

Jackson Lab project defeated in Florida, Part II
Randy Engel
May 13, 2011

The answer to the $64,000 question asked in Part I of this series on the Jackson Laboratory's controversial plans to build a large genetic research facility in . . .

Jackson Lab project defeated in Florida -- a major victory over the U.S. eugenic establishment
Randy Engel
May 9, 2011

"The recent coalescence of the Right to Life movement into a national force of significant proportions, I believe, has been a surprise to all of us. To some, . . .

How Catholic "gay ministries" serve the homosexual collective
Randy Engel
April 26, 2011

Introduction The recent controversy over a Mexican "gay Catholic ministry" called the San Elredo Comunidad or the Lesbian and Gay Community of San Elredo, an . . .

Book review: Crossing the Threshold of Confusion
Randy Engel
April 14, 2011

This review appeared in Catholic Family News in April 2011 Crossing the Threshold of Confusion By Andrew J. McCauley Reviewed by Randy Engel To . . .

The A-Z of eugenic killing, Part II
Randy Engel
April 11, 2011

(See Part 1) O is for Orwellian Newspeak For an explanation of what is meant in MOD genetic circles by the phrase "therapeutic research," we quote Dr. . . .

The A-Z of eugenic killing
Randy Engel
April 9, 2011

A is for Alpha -The Beginning On July 22, 1958, the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis/March of Dimes (NF/MOD) announced it was turning its sights on . . .

New lies for old -- The USCCB and New Ways Ministry
Randy Engel
April 1, 2011

Introduction In his classic work New Lies For Old — The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation, ex-KGB Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn . . .

Book review: Paul VI Beatified?
Randy Engel
March 27, 2011

This review appeared in Catholic Family News in March 2011 Paul VI Beatified? By Father Luigi Villa Th. D. Reviewed by Randy Engel Introduction  . . .

CFN interview with Randy Engel on "homosexuality and the New World Order"
Randy Engel
March 24, 2011

This interview first appeared in Catholic Family News, Aug. 2009, http://www.cfnews.org/cfn.htm Introduction — Have you ever wondered how the . . .

Don't give your heart away -- know the facts about vital organ transplantation
Randy Engel
March 21, 2011

This article first appeared in the January 2011 issue of Catholic Family News, http://www.cfnews.org/cfn.htm An admission of ignorance Many Renew America . . .

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