Top-Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover-Up

Jesuit Reaction

As for the Jesuits, as was to be expected they rallied behind their man, their favourite son, the Jesuit pope.  Mere days after the Viganò allegations broke, a Jesuit priest named Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Jesuit publication, Civilta Cattolica, who is also a close advisor to Francis I, stated on his Facebook page: “The tragedy has become a farce.  The accusations are by now a broken record…. The Vigano statement appears for what it is.  Some very desperate interests (pseudo-Catholic American media are involved…) are already revealed…. Some shepherds are shown to be wolves…. Where there is man or woman there is always a shadow (I am referring here to those who raised up this mess against the Church, the Viganò thing, which is just evil…).”[19]

The pro-Francis Jesuit magazine, America, certainly not siding with Viganò, said the pope should give some proper answer to his allegations: “Francis’ refusal to respond to the Viganò accusations… is an insufficient pastoral response for a church that is deeply wounded,” its editors wrote.[20]  But this response was because this Jesuit publication had to say something.  If not, it would have appeared too supportive, which would not be to its own credit, or to the public image of the Jesuit Order.  Jesuits always say what the people want to hear, even if the men of the Order believe something entirely different.  Therefore, nothing should be read into this response about any possible division in the Jesuit ranks over Francis.  It is an entirely Jesuitical response.  “All things to all men.”  This has always been the Jesuit motto.

Does Viganò Have Evidence?

What about Viganò producing actual evidence to support his claims?  His enemies demanded this of him.  But journalist Rod Dreher writes correctly on this point: “From 1998 to 2009, Vigano was in charge of the Vatican office overseeing all the Vatican nunciatures (embassies) around the world.  From 2011 to 2016, he ran the Washington nunciature.  He claimed in his statement: ‘All the memos, letters and other documentation mentioned here are available at the Secretariat of State of the Holy See or at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C.’  I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Vatican or the DC nunciature to release those documents.  Still, keep in mind that Vigano was a senior Vatican diplomat who was in a position to have all this knowledge, and to see the documents.  His extraordinary claims in the statement over the weekend ought to be investigated, but to say you won’t credit him until and unless he hands over documents is defense not from a position of strength, but from weakness.  If he had been a low-level functionary, such a stance would be more plausible.  But he was at the heart of the Vatican’s office that dealt with such matters.

“Besides, if these Vigano claims were false, it would have been very easy for Pope Francis to have denied them.  Instead… he issued a weird statement claiming that he wouldn’t have a single word to say about it, and calling on reporters to read Vigano’s document and to exercise their ‘journalistic capacity to draw your own conclusions.’  Again: if the allegations are false, you say, ‘They’re false.’  But that’s not what the Pope said.  At all.  If the Pope thinks he can ignore Vigano as he has ignored the dubia cardinals, he is gravely mistaken.”[21]

What the pro-sodomite, pro-Francis priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals would like to divert everyone’s attention from, is what is most significant in all this; and we must not lose sight of it.  As Roman Catholic journalist and editor, Robert Moynihan has pointed out, Viganò, a high-ranking archbishop, a man close to three popes,  “Is not simply denouncing one or two men… he is denouncing an entire culture of cover-ups and deceit in the Catholic Church.  Vigano is denouncing the existence in the Church today of an influential, mutually supportive, self-protective network of Church prelates who, in alliance with groups outside of the Church, would like to revise perennial Church teaching about human sexuality…. What Vigano has been crying out with great passion is that children have been abused and that the men entrusted with the leadership in our time of Christ’s Church have allowed it, enabled it, turned a blind eye to it – including Francis…. And this present situation, which harms children and which makes a mockery of all of the fine words of Church leaders about their desire to protect children from abuse, cannot continue.  Something must change.  There must be true reform.  This is what Vigano is saying, essentially.  On this fundamental point, he is entirely, courageously, heroically right.”[22]

The Lavender Mafia within the Priesthood:

Powerful, Corrupt, and Dangerous

The truth about the wicked, perverted sexual goings-on within the Roman Catholic hierarchy are facts which have been exposed for many years now, by the multiplied thousands.  There can be no denying them, and I have written about this.[23]

To give just a few other examples:

Recently Edwin Palka, a Roman Catholic priest in Tampa, Florida, wrote that there is a homosexual mafia at work within the Roman Catholic institution:  “Many people still do not understand just how evil the activist homosexual priests and bishops are… they cannot possibly grasp the hellish depths to which these clergy will go to persecute, lambaste, punish, humiliate and blackmail anyone who stands in their way, or threatens their way of life.”  He added that this homosexual mafia was carrying out a reign of terror on “priests who teach the truth about homosexuality.”  Palka stated that the power of the homosexual mafia over priests begins in the seminary.  Students for the priesthood provide detailed information about themselves, and the file on each one continues to grow after they are ordained as priests.  He wrote of real-life scenarios.  For example: “Suppose a priest’s file reveals that as a teen he was sexually abused by an adult male.  As a result of this formative abuse, he struggled with homosexual desires as an adolescent and into his early adulthood, but always remained chaste.  Once ordained as a priest, he spoke out fervently against the acceptance, promotion and legalization of homosexual activity and other sins.  His homosexual activist bishop, knowing his past, makes him a Boy Scout Chaplain, where he will be working closely with the bishop’s handpicked and openly active homosexual lay diocesan Scout leaders, hoping and even encouraging him to finally fail and fall to his boyhood abuse giving in to his homosexual desires to sexually abuse one, or more, of the scouts.”

Palka added: “It is not just homosexual priests who can be manipulated in this way.  A heterosexual priest who has been sexually active before being ordained and who dares to speak out against homosexuality, could similarly be assigned to be the chaplain of a girls high school, in a hope that he would succumb to temptation.”[24]

This fact of what has been referred to as a “lavender mafia” at work within the Roman Catholic institution, which protects the priest-predators who abuse seminarians, teenagers and children, was also affirmed by a priest named Dariusz Oko, in a 2013 essay entitled “With the Pope against Homoheresy.”[25]

Estimates vary of how many priests are homosexuals, but it is very high: most scholars of the issue place the figure as at least 30% to 40%, or even as high as 50% or 60%.  In July, 48 seminarians in Honduras wrote to their bishops of a “homosexual epidemic” in the seminary, following months of allegations about homosexual abuse of seminarians by the auxilliary bishop.  And in Chile, all the country’s bishops offered to resign in the aftermath of a huge child sex scandal and its cover-up, with revelations of a homosexual priestly sex ring involving bishops and others.

That homosexuality is indeed of an epidemic nature within the priesthood of Rome, its seminaries, etc., cannot be doubted.  It is monstrous.  Reporting in 2004 on its study of priestly sex abuse in the United States, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice stated: “80% of the abuse at issue was of a homosexual nature.”