More Magical Moments With Our Bishops

March 2007By Randy Engel

Randy Engel is author of The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church. The book is available online at; by mail from NEP, P.O. Box 356, Export, PA 15632; or by phone at 724- 327-7379.

Magicians practice sleight of hand or misdirection as part of their stock-in-trade. So does the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The adoption of the USCCB document "Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care" at the bishops' annual fall meeting held in Baltimore from November 13-16, 2006, is a case in point.

How the USCCB was able to pull off yet another amazing feat of prestidigitation on behalf of the Homosexual Collective within the U.S. Church is the main theme of this article. But first, some background on the origins and content of the bishops' Guidelines.

While much of the background on the Guidelines remains shrouded in bureaucratic mystery, we do know that the document on homosexual ministries originated with the USCCB Committee on Doctrine sometime in late 2002.

"Gay"-friendly Archbishop William Levada of San Francisco, the modern city of Sodom, was elected Chairman of the Committee on Doctrine at the November 2002 meeting of the USCCB. He is credited with being the main architect of the Guidelines and with shepherding them successfully through the intricate labyrinth of the bishops' bureaucracy. Although Levada resigned his office in August 2005 to accept his new appointment to the Roman Curia as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he continued to exercise control over the final content and direction of the Guidelines from behind the scenes.

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This is a great article. As a catholic I find it disheartening that our USCCB is so PC. Jesus did not teach with the preface that His words "would offend someone". Why aren't practicing homosexuals challenged, lovingly, to repent of their disordered lifestyle? Disordered sex is not unique to homosexuals. Look at the pandemic of porn that is destroying families on a daily basis. Rome needs to speak firmly and consistantly to reign in our bishops. Posted by: clandr56
March 24, 2007 08:33 AM EDT
No wonder sexual perversion, even amongst married catholic couples, is so prevalent in the church. We have no leadership. Our flock is in dire need of good shepards, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Archbishop Raymond Burke, and Bishop Robert Vasa need to be commended. Posted by: clandr
March 05, 2012 08:38 AM EST
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