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Fr. Nicholson: Pope Francis ushering in an era of upheaval, could lead to a new rash of priest sex abuse (fixed) March 30, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, catachesis, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Papa, persecution, priests, scandals, secularism, Society, SOD, the struggle for the Church, unity.

Yowzer.  That’s a pretty hot take, but I think as he goes through the argument, he’s got a pretty good point.  He ties in the doctrinal chaos and exaggerated expectations for massive change in the Church that existed in the late 50s and early 60s – when the priest boy rape became epidemic – with similar expectations today.  He forecasts a similar explosion in sex abuse cases if the doctrinal chaos reigning over the past two years, and the concomitant build up in expectations for change in the Church’s immutable Dogmas, will lead to a similar epidemic.

I don’t agree with everything said below, and I’ve certainly disagreed with some of Fr. Nicholson’s takes in the past, but I think he makes an interesting point that is worthy of consideration.  I’m glad he did note that while Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope will probably never be a Saint  Benedict XVI did help re-establish some greater doctrinal certainty, at least in the Petrine office, they certainly didn’t fully restore the doctrinal integrity that has existed in happier days in the Church’s existence:

Sorry, coded the video wrong!

I do like his summation, that in these times faithful Catholics must unite to support and defend each other and the sacred deposit of the Faith handed onto us, whether that means helping out those being persecuted monetarily or through moral support, calling out doctrinal error, supporting faithful bishops and priests, and the like.  That is certainly a key point with me.  I do find a bit of irony in this, however, given the source, and what he has said in some other videos.  But I’ll just scoot right past that and echo the call for all faithful Catholics of good will to desist from the circular firing squad, turn around, and direct our fire at the encroaching enemies of the Faith who surround us.

It’s always been something of a point of fascination to me, how a Church that was by so many measures robust and doctrinally cohesive in the 50s timeframe was at the same time so ripe for revolution.  I do think those of us who did not live through it can never quite imagine what a tumultuous, even earth-shattering time the 60s was.  Outside the Church or within, so many things, from TV to jet travel to new music to fashion to advertising to what name you, everything changed radically over that period. People became convinced that mankind really was entering some new technological golden age and that all the old rules, the societal compact, if you will, of all preceding times, could simply be chucked with abandon.  That thinking, almost a virus in its effects, certainly penetrated the Church and caused largely unexpected upheaval.  At the same time, we also know that by the mid-50s there were many modernists inside the Church who were stealthily, and as the decade went on, more and more openly working towards a revolution. By 1958 they were simply looking for an advantageous opportunity to strike, and Vatican II gave them that opportunity.  I think the two events, an ambitious, united, and strongly networked modernist cabal, and a society expecting flying cars, all manner of wonder drugs (medicinal and otherwise) and round-trip tickets to Mars within a few years produced a perfect storm that struck a Church perhaps somewhat complacent and a bit full of itself.  The result was a veritable French Revolution, which nobody really expected or saw coming, either, by the way.

As for our current revolution, times are different.  We have direct evidence of the disaster that will follow in the wake of doctrinal uncertainty and expectations-building.  But I don’t know if that will be enough to deter the aged modernists in their ambitions to show themselves right, lo after all these years, that the revolution of the 60s was an inevitable organic event that simply had to happen, and not a top-down betrayal by elites who foisted a hostile and competing construct on the 2000 year old institution Christ founded.  I think the rampant perversion and gross immorality Fr. Nicholson laments answers that question irrefutably, but intellectual pride is, as the Angelic Doctor said, the most difficult form of pride to overcome.  And few men in their 70s or 80s are very open to a total reversal from a lifetime of belief, no matter how destructive and contrary they can be shown to be.

As a final aside, and a recommendation to you, I picked up this video on Bones’ site.  He has a post where you can sign your name to indicate your support for the nearly 500 English priests who reject the attempts to change sacred belief regarding marriage, divorce, the Blessed Sacrament…….you know what I mean.  The whole modernist Kasperite gambit.  I signed.  You can find my name, Fredo Corleone, bottom of Lake Tahoe, NV.


1. Joseph D'Hippolito - March 31, 2015

Two points:

1. “Priest-boy rape” has nothing to do with Vatican II or the 1960s. It was “epidemic” way back in the 11th century, when St. Peter Damian wrote “Liber Gomorrahianus” — an illustrated treatise, btw — as an indictment of clerical pederasty and concubinage. The sitting pope of that day felt initial anger at the situation but his Curia not only did nothing but dissuaded him from doing something.

Remember, if this garbage was going on in the 11th century, it was going on way before that.

2. The 1950s facade of doctrinal cohesion and robust attitude was just that: a facade. If it were real, it would have withstood the assault the “modernists” made on it, using Vatican II as an excuse. That facade was maintained not by true doctrinal understanding or fideloity to Christ but by power politics and intimidation of the faithful. It reflected Catholicism’s love of power and temporal authority, not love of God.

I suggest you and your readers review the background behind Pope Leo XIII’s prayer asking St. Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from Satan. Leo had a vision of a conversation between Christ and Satan that went something like this:

Satan: I can destroy the Catholic Church

Jesus: You can? Then go ahead.

Satan: I need time and I need power.

Jesus: How much time and how much power?

Satan: About a century and the power to control those who will submit themselves to me.

Jesus; You have the time and you have the power. Do what you want.

If that conversation is true — if it’s not either a hallucination or a satanic deception — then it proves that Catholicism long ago sacrificed its spiritual patrimony on the altar of power, wealth, secular prestige, political influence and institutional arrogance. It has stored up metric tons of judgement for itself, judgement that will be poured out in ways that not even the most devout Catholics can imagine.

Branch - March 31, 2015

If what you say is true, what should we Catholics do?

Joseph D'Hippolito - March 31, 2015

Pray like crazy for Church leadership to repent and for personal wisdom regarding this situation. Fight like crazy against ideas and theological novelties that contradict revealed truth. Ask for divine protection for those engaged in such prayer and spiritual combat — especially for their children. Make no mistake, this is spiritual combat. And, sadly, too many “Catholic” prelates and theologians are working for the other side.

2. Kim - March 31, 2015

I signed the document at the Bones site —Kim from Seattle. Thought about signing as a Mafia princess but decided to be me.;-)

Not being familiar with Fr. Nicholson—what has he said in the past that you didn’t agree with?

Kim - March 31, 2015

Never mind—-read about him on the Remnant. He’s an SSPX hater who falsely states that they are in schism

Requete - April 1, 2015

FYI, Fr. Nicholson is an Opus Dei priest. SSPX published long ago this interesting article:


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