Vatican Archbishop John
Patrick Foley was interviewed for the film
The Catholic Church has
condemned a documentary linking celibacy to child abuse
scandals within the clergy.
The programme, to air on HBO on
Monday, was made by British film-maker Antony Thomas, who
interviewed abuse victims, historians and psychologists.
A review from the Catholic News
Service, written by David DiCerto, called the film "a polemic
against the Catholic Church's entire sexual ethos".
Thomas said he wanted to examine
the spate of abuse cases within the church.
"Why celibacy? Why do people
accept it? What are its effects?" said Thomas.
"I felt I had to make this film
for my own education."
The documentary was filmed in 10
countries, featuring interviews with current and former
priests, including one who underwent castration because he
could not control his sexual urges on entering the priesthood.
It also features a former parish
priest and Franciscan nun who left the church to marry and
raise a family together.
Thomas says he was just trying to
answer questions raised by the spate of sex abuse scandals
that has seen the Church pay an estimated $1 billion (£540m)
in legal settlements so far.
The prophecies of Nostradamus
Rome, Your Ruin Approaches
Rome your ruin approaches,
Not your walls, but your lifeblood and substance;
Someone with a sharp tongue will make a dent in you,
Harsh chains will be around it all."
Dunn Mascetti and Peter Lorie
Nostradamus: Prophecies for Women
Prophecies for Women, Simon & Schuster, 1995, p. 110.)
we have already seen, Nostradamus was a firm believer in
divine retribution... . His harsh view of the Church may,
therefore, be not so much anti-Catholic as pro-Christ....
The "harsh one of the letters" is the investigator(s) into
Vatican conspiracies whose revelations will expose the
corrupt custodians currently destroying the spiritual
substance of the Church. In my opinion, David Yallop will be
remembered as a prime candidate for that "harsh," though
uncompromisingly brave, ("one of letters") who risked his
life to expose the extend of drug money laundering in the
If Nostradamus is describing divine retribution here, he may
be suggesting that the first two corruptions — of fascism
and drugs — will lead the Catholic clergy toward a literal
plague affecting the blood in their veins... . current
estimates, by homosexual activist priests such as
AIDS-sufferer Father Robert L. Arpin, indicate that over 40
percent of the priesthood are practising homosexual behavior
Roberts, The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus,
Crown Publishers Inc., 1994, p. 165
"The Roman Catholic Church, however, has insisted
upon celibacy even though many Popes, among them Sergius III
(904-11), John X (914-28), John XII (955-63), Benedict V
(964), Innocent VIII (1484-92), Urban VIII (1623-44), and
Innocent X (1644-55), as well as millions of cardinals,
bishops, archbishops, monks, and priests throughout history,
have repeatedly violated such vows. Not only has celibacy made
sinners of the clergy who engage in fornication, but it makes
harlots out of those with whom they secretly cohabit. Rome is
indeed "The Mother of harlots"! Her identification as such is
unmistakable. No other city, church, or institution in the
history of the world is her rival in this particular evil.
History is replete with sayings that mocked the church's false
claim to celibacy and revealed the truth: "The holiest hermit
has his whore" and "Rome has more prostitutes than any other
city because she has the most celibates" are examples. Pius II
declared that Rome was "the only city run by bastards" [sons
of popes and cardinals]. Catholic historian and former Jesuit
Peter de Rosa writes:
Popes had mistresses
of fifteen years of age, were guilty of incest and sexual
perversions of every sort, had innumerable children, were
murdered in the very act of adultery [by jealous husbands who
found them in bed with their wives].... In the old Catholic
phrase, why be holier than the pope?
As for abominations,
even Catholic historians admit that among the popes were some
of the most degenerate and unconscionable ogres in all of
history. Their numerous outrageous crimes, many of which are
almost beyond belief, have been recited by many historians
from preserved documents that reveal the depths of papal
depravity, some of which we will cover in later chapters. To
call any of these men "His Holiness, Vicar of Christ" makes a
mockery of holiness and of Christ. Yet the name of each one of
these unbelievably wicked popes, mass murderers, fornicators,
robbers, warmongers, some guilty of the massacre of thousands
- is emblazoned in honor on the Church's official list of
popes. These abominations that John foresaw not only occurred
in the past but continue to this very day."
"The Great Apostacy of the
"Last Times" Announced by Holy Scripture
To someone who was questioning her on the content of the Third
Secret, Sister Lucy one day replied: "It's in the Gospel, and
in the Apocalypse, read them." She has also confided to Father
Fuentes that the Virgin Mary has made her see clearly that "We
are in the last times of the world."
This does not mean, one must emphasize, the time of the end of
the world and of the last judgement, since the triumph of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary must come first. Cardinal Ratzinger
himself discreetly alluding to the content of the Secret of
Fatima, has mentioned three important elements: "The dangers
threatening the faith," "the importance of the last times" and
the fact that the prophecies "contained in this Third Secret
correspond to what has been announced in Scripture." We even
know that one day Lucy indicated Chapters 8 and 13 of the
That is why, in the last two chapters of my book, I take up
the great teachings of Our Lord, of St. Paul and St. John so
ignored today! - Announcing the troubles, the heresy and
finally the great apostasy which will arise in the Church
during the "last times." And the objective comparison of the
prophecies of Scripture - very particularly those of the
Apocalypse - and the great prophecy of the Virgin of Fatima,
at the dawn of our Century shows indeed very numerous and
quite striking parallels."
Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity