Thursday, 03 November 2011

German Catholic Bishops Selling Porn

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Sexual corruption in the Catholic priesthood goes even deeper than anyone thought. Yet while the scandal of homosexual priests molesting teenage boys has nearly bankrupted some parishes in the United States, the sexual perversion in Germany is making the German bishops a mint.

LifeSiteNews.com reported early this week that the German episcopacy is peddling pornography and satanism through a major publisher it owns.

Even worse, the bishops can’t claim they didn’t know what the publisher sells. Concerned lay persons have been trying to stop it for at least a decade.

100-percent Ownership

According to LifeSite, the German bishops are 100-percent owners of the second largest publisher in German, Weltbuild. Reported LifeSite:

It is wholly owned by the German bishops and has a $1.7 billion annual turnover. Its 2,500 porn titles (with covers too sexually explicit to reproduce) include perverse sexual fantasy of every type. WELTBILD also sells books promoting Satanism, the occult, esoterism, and anti-Christian atheist propaganda.

And that isn’t the only perversion the bishops are peddling. They also own 50 percent of another bookseller that publishes pornographic novels.

Get Lost

But worse than the publishing itself is the response Catholic laity received when they tried to put a stop to the scandal.

LifeSite reported that Catholic activist Gabriele Kuby sent a 70-page file to every German bishop outlining the problem. The bishops rebuffed her. “Each of the affected bishops received 70 pages of documentation in 2008 detailing the fact that the publishing company was selling the pornographic titles,” the website reported.

She noted that most bishops ignored the communications, not even bothering to reply. The Archdiocese of Munich did reply, said Kuby, but she says their response was “arrogant and spiteful.”

Another Catholic, Bernhard Mueller, who runs the Catholic magazine Pur, finally blew the whistle. He “was himself involved in trying to have the bishops resolve the scandal internally,” LifeSite reported.

Now, PUR’s front page story covering the current state of affairs is titled “Bishops as porn producers.”

In his coverage of the now-public scandal, Mueller describes the 10-year-long attempt to convince the bishops to take action on the matter. He concludes: “But over the years, all internal efforts to bring the scandal have come to nothing.”

Corruption Rampant in Catholic Hierarchy

In an opinion piece for LifeSite, Steve Jalevac explained that the exposure of a sodomite underground that appears to control the hierarchy, doesn’t seem to have done much good, and he praises the secular media for bringing the terrible scandal to light.

“Once again,” he wrote, “even though they have a strong anti-Christian bias, secular media are owed thanks for exposing important facts that Church leaders and their tightly controlled Catholic media withhold from the public.”

Many bishops still do not seem to have learned a thing from the huge sex abuse scandals of not too many years ago. Denial, cover up the truth and attack the credibility and character of the whistleblowers still seem to be the mandatory elements of the response template, unless finally forced to take at least some action by public revelations of undeniable facts.

Jalevac also wrote that the sexual corruption mainly involves homosexuality and that it runs from the hierarchy through the priesthood down through seminaries and Catholic colleges. “Active homosexuality and acceptance of homosexuality among the clergy, including bishops and even cardinals and among religious, and in Catholic colleges and schools, and in the literature and programs in these institutions, has to a large degree still not been faced and firmly dealt with,” he wrote.

This reality is massively related to all the problems in the Church in the West. Scratch under the surface of many unexplainable, disturbing actions and neglects of clergy, and frequently, as I have personally found over the years, homosexuality is involved. In a smaller number of cases, other violations of sexual chastity are found. I have been amazed how accurate this rule of thumb has turned out to be.

Wildly dissident, rebellious educational institutions, such as Washington’s Georgetown University or Loyola U, are still not remotely held accountable by Church officials, as these colleges continue to form and spew out more fundamentally anti-Christian and sexually disordered graduates.

Faithful priests and bishops suffer under this regime of erotopathy that church leaders have permitted to spread, and those who try to rectify are “subject to harsh retributions,” Jalevac noted.

The German porn situation, from all the evidence I have seen over the years, was likely allowed to continue because a fair number of influential German clergy at all levels and their bureaucrats and other advisers possibly have no problem with this kind of porn and may use it themselves. Such is the degree of moral corruption that appears to exist in some parts of the Church, especially in the affluent, very comfortable and increasingly faithless West.

Old News

Yet Jalevac’s analysis is hardly surprising. Nor is it new.

Homosexuals have been running wild in the church for years, with seminaries getting nicknames such as “Notre Flame” and “Pink Palace.” And as the Boston Globe and other newspapers demonstrated in their disturbing and depressing reports, known homosexual priests such as John Geoghan molested altar boys and other young charges under the eyes of bishops who refused to stop it.

”For three decades, Geoghan preyed on young boys in a half-dozen parishes in the Boston area while church leaders looked the other way,” the Globe reported. His tally of victims is 150.

Another pervert priest molested more than 100 boys and girls.

Although the media portrayed the problem within the church as pedophilia, such was not the case, as a study of the sex scandals showed. As LifeSite reported in 2009, “a report commissioned by the US bishops ... found that in the overwhelming majority of cases the clergy involved were homosexuals, with 81 percent of victims being adolescent males.”

Yet sexual scandal does not affect the Catholic Church alone.

As The Associated Press reported in 2007, “The three companies that insure a majority of Protestant churches say they typically receive upward of 260 reports a year of children younger than 18 being sexually abused by members of the clergy, church staff members, volunteers or congregants.”

The three companies, AP reported, insure “165,495 churches and worship centers — mostly Protestant congregations — for liability against child sexual abuse and other sexual misconduct. They also insure more than 5,500 religious schools, camps and other organizations.”

Church Mutual reported an average of 100 sexual abuse cases a year involving minors over the last 10 years. GuideOne said it had received an average of 160 reports a year for the last 20 years. Brotherhood Mutual reported an average of 73 reports of child sexual abuse and other sexual misconduct a year for the last 15 years. Brotherhood does not specify which victims are younger than 18, so it is impossible to accurately add that to the total cases. 

Photo of Pope Benedict the XVI: AP Images