Showing posts with label Collegeville. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collegeville. Show all posts

Monday, April 17, 2017

Benedictine University Hosts Aberrosexual Play

Edit: Collegeville has one of the largest concentrations of unpunished sexual predators in the world. Is it any wonder that it's also one of the centers behind promoting the normalization of deviancy and thought crimes legislation that would punish anyone who challenges it?

This supposed Catholic, Benedictine institution, ( the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University) is hosting an evil play called "Stop Kiss" promoting sodomy. (They already host a play that promotes pederasty called the Vagina Monologues.)  Are there any readers who are alums? Please reconsider supporting this nexus of evil and hypocrisy if you are.  This is a review of the play, as it appeared:

People are people. Love is love. That’s where it should end. No matter a person’s sex, gender or sexual orientation, each individual deserves respect and dignity.
This is one of the main messages that comes to life on stage in the CSB/SJU Theater Department’s adaptation of “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son.
The Director for the play is Kaarin Johnston. The two lead roles are played by CSB senior Beth Cassidy (Callie) and CSB junior Breana Burggraff (Sara).
 http://csbsjurecord.com/2017/04/stop-kiss-takes-inclusive-stance-on-love/#more-12460

AMDG


Monday, March 27, 2017

Benedictine Monastery Hosts "Drag Show"


Edit:  we've heard of Benedictine hospitality, but is that extended to the Devil? Given the atmosphere of decadence, malignancy and outright evil, isn't it just possible that Collegeville wouldn't be this open about its depravity? This monastery and school were caught before for attempting to host a naked retreat. The naked retreat was cancelled.

Now a student organization funded by the school is promoting a "drag show". From the school funded website:

By Meredith Jarchow – mgjarchow@csbsju.eduTalented performers, dramatic makeup and high heels will ensure that this Friday isn’t a drag. 
For several years CSB/SJU People Representing the Sexual Minority (PRiSM) has hosted an annual drag show at CSB/SJU. This year’s show will take place on Friday, with the theme “Life is a Drag” which will include student performers as well as professionals. 
This year, the drag show was preceded by a few different events including a drag makeup tutorial and Ally training with the Institute of Women’s Leadership to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ women for Women’s History Month. 
“During this month, oftentimes [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning] (LGBTQ+) women are forgotten or aren’t part of the conversation,”

PRiSM co-president Anna Peichel said via email. “We wanted to just provide information about how to be allies and create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ women and LGBTQ+ folks in general.” 
The PRiSM drag show provides students with an opportunity to try drag in their own style and perform for an audience. 
“Doing drag is really dependent on the person, one person might create a long routine and another might want more crowd interaction,” Peichel said. “We really let the students do whatever they are most comfortable with.”
For CSB senior Paige Maki, this year will be her second performance in the PRiSM drag show. 
“I enjoy truly becoming my persona as Danny Deeper, and being able to dance in a ridiculous fashion but not feel any shame or embarrassment for it,” Maki said via email. “I also love the audience that comes because they are all so encouraging and don’t care if you mess up or aren’t the best performer.” 
In addition to the performances, the drag show will also provide the audience with a 21+ area that includes a cash bar. PRiSM hopes to create a welcoming atmosphere for all audience members, according to Peichel. 
“Drag queens and kings are amazing and great at their jobs, they shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable in any way,” Peichel said. “They are usually very funny and put on very humorous performances. Be ready to laugh, cheer and have dollar bills ready for your favorite performers.” 
While this is not an experience many students on campus may have ever had, Maki and Peichel hope that those who have never attended a drag show to learn more about it this Friday. 
Maki says this event is important to the CSB/SJU community “to become more open minded, meet us, see that we are here and we aren’t that different from anyone else,” Maki said. “This event raises awareness about a community that not many people know about, and it shows that anyone can do anything they put their mind to.”
The biggest misconception about drag shows? The makeup, according to Maki.
“The makeup isn’t as easy as many would think for both drag queens and drag kings,” Maki said. 
There is no cost to attend the drag show, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday in Gorecki 204.


http://csbsjurecord.com/2017/03/prism-hosts-life-is-a-drag-annual-drag-show/
AMDG

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Grieving Parents Call for Reform of Corrupt Benedictine Abbey in Minnesota

Edit: back in March, we took notice of the almost unanimous absence in local reporting of the abuse and suicide of Ben Spanier, and the man who most directly caused it, the Prior of St. John's Abbey, Father Tom Andert, now on leave of absence.  Andert was subsequently placed on restriction and relived of his duties pending the investigation.  When the story of Andert's dismissal broke, the local news media completely ignored Ben's very credible accusations and his death, covered almost exclusively in a blog by a former alumnus of St. John's Preparatory School.

Only yesterday, National Public Radio, itself born at Collegeville, did a piece about Ben's parents, who are calling for a change in the "culture of secrecy" at St. John's Abbey.  It's not clear what is meant by this, but the sincerity of his grieving parents and the contempt with which they've been treated by the Abbey is very real, indeed.

To date, no one is calling for the resignation of Abbot John Klassen who has consistently lied to protect predators and preserve the atmosphere of heresy in collegeville.  Those who were very vocal in calling for the resignation of Archbishop John Nienstedt, like the dissident St. John's alum, Father Mark Tegeder, are completely silent now.

How a story like this could be passed over in the local Catholic and secular media is truly a thing to behold.  We hope this call for reform isn't a call for their kind of reform.

[NPR] His parents say his problems began 20 years earlier, when he was a student at St. John's Prep in Collegeville. They say their son wasn't the same after he began spending time with the Rev. Tom Andert, a prominent priest who was placed on leave earlier this year for a separate allegation of sexual misconduct. 
The Spaniers say they're coming forward now because they want the culture at St. John's to change. Ben Spanier had attempted suicide before. His father, Eric, will never forget picking up the phone that night in 1994. On the other end of the line was the Rev. Tom Andert, the head of the boarding school at St. John's, where Ben was a junior.
"I answered the phone," Eric Spanier said. "He was calling from the emergency room in the hospital, so it was a shock." 
He said he was relieved the priest was there to care for his son.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Collegeville Monk Paid for Sex With Children

Edit: this story on Collegeville is going national. Evil clergy, the media and ACLU attorneys waltz to the destruction of the Church's reputation.

It's hard to understand why Bishops like Oliveires, Finn, Teberst van Elst, Nienstedt, were dismissed from their positions while men who are far more notorious like Daneels are raised to positions of trust.

St. PAUL, Minn. --  Father Finian McDonald, who for years worked as a counselor at St. John's University, had sex with at least 200 people and paid child prostitutes for sex while abroad, according to documents released on Tuesday. 

Attorney Jeff Anderson released the personnel files of five monks and priests who were part of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville.

The five, including two who are now deceased, were previously listed by St. John's Abbey as credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Anderson said the redacted version of the posted on his website, show that priests who admitted battles with sexual urges still had access to potential victims.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/25/monk-accused-abuse-had-200-sexual-partners-some-were-child-prostitutes/76373128/


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Charges Filed in Long Standing Missing Child Case

Edit: for many years, the suspected culprits were at a nearby Benedictine Monastery, but for the time being, the new person of interest in the case might not be conclusively linked to the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.


Created: 10/29/2015 1:09 PM KSTP.com
By: Dave Aeikens 
An announcement involving the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling is expected this afternoon, according to Jacob Wetterling Resource Center Director Alison Feigh.
A news conference to announce criminal charges from a long-term child exploitation investigation is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lugar.
It will include the FBI, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner. Sanner was not the sheriff when Wetterling disappeared, but he has overseen the case since becoming sheriff.

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3947522.shtml

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Benedictine Abbey Lying About Prior's Accusation -- Media Gives "Helping" Hand

Edit: St. John's Abbey is at it again, attempting to  throw up a diversion by getting a press release about an accusation that "happened 30 years ago," while ignoring a much more credible, damaging one against the same perpetrator.  The resignation, pending a further investigation of Father Thomas Andert, has been unsatisfactorily  covered in the various Minnesota media organs [here, here, SC Times which is usually favorable to Collegeville. NPR goes to some lengths to point out that the accusation is not detailed.  [How helpful.]. None of these news items mentions another accusation leveled against this monk, even going to the point of lying about it.  As Aelred Senna, the Abbey's spokesman is quoted as saying:

The abbey said they have no other incidents or allegations filed against him.1

 What about the other, very credible accusation which the Abbey, and coincidentally the press, is ignoring?  We'd made mention earlier that Andert had preyed upon a young man who recently committed suicide.  There's also evidence of Andert's grooming his alleged victim with his  odd love letters.  There is no mention of this by any of the news media.

It is possible that after they determine that the accusation isn't credible, they'll reinstate Andert as Prior.


We also gotta ask... Where are the dissident leftists like Father Michael Tegeder, who were so vocal when Archbishop Nienstedt was being attacked relentlessly by the national and local news media?  The national news media doesn't seem to care on this count.  They weren't very helpful during the Marriage Amendment, either.

Josh Guimond is still missing and St. John's Abbey is still an organ of error and deceitfulness.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Modernist Monk in Collegeville Charged With Crime

Edit: this one will fall into the "Psychologically Well-Adjusted Modern Clergy" category.

It's the first time we know of that a monk from the evil monastery at Collegeville has been charged with a crime.
As usual, the way these stories go, the aberrosexual activism, Modernism and heresy of Collegeville are ignored, but Catholicism is blamed for these well-adjusted clergy.

[Saint Cloud Times] An investigator from the Hastings Police Department served a search warrant last week at St. John's Abbey in connection with the prosecution of former abbey monk Fran Hoefgen.


The investigator was seeking abbey personnel records on Hoefgen, who is accused of abusing an altar boy between 1989 and 1992 when Hoefgen was a priest at a Hastings church.
Hoefgen, 64, is scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday in Dakota County.
Read further:
http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/05/15/police-search-st-johns-abbey-hoefgen-files/27378305/
AMDG

Monday, March 30, 2015

Victim of Modernist Abbey's Prior Died by Own Hand

Edit: there's so much that's wrong with this place, it's sometimes hard to know where to begin, and it's difficult to understand why nothing has been done. In most other parts of the world and walks of life, if there were  individuals devoted to a profession, a vocation, no matter how hallowed their institution was, who did not act according to the standards of their profession, its best practices and guidelines, hopefully, society would respond by correcting violations  of the rules by disciplinary, and even criminal proceedings.  But imagine if  a doctor violated ethical rules surrounding his practice and even broke laws? What if that doctor willfully murdered his patients and society did nothing to stop him?  That would indeed be a very corrupt and degraded society.

St. John's Abbey in Collegeville is a place where the spirit of the rules adumbrated by the Rule of the founder of the order of St. Benedict are routinely ignored,  but they're not content to ignore the rules, they vitiate them as well.  As for the dogmas of the Catholic Faith, these are routinely held in scorn by the monks through their public witness and their impudence and disobedience.  It's doubtful that the Masses said there are licit, they have often been blasphemous.

In contrast to the obedient and chaste Franciscans of the Immaculate, who have been going through their own Golgotha, and are charged with no known infractions of their own charters and rules, or any ethical violations, (Indeed, it's their Commissar, Father Fidenzio Volpe, who has broken Italian law by slandering the Manelli family.)   St. John's Abbey has a sickening catalog of sins, heresies, abuses and criminal acts of the most wicked kind.

Yet despite the public nature of the scandal surrounding St. John's Abbey, there is no visitor being sent, no coadjutor appointed.  St. John's Abbey is "in good standing".

We heard about this in mid-February, and have just now gotten around to putting it here.   A young man who attended the high school run by these "Benedictines" has killed himself, and the man who abused him is the Prior of the Abbey.  (The accusation was very solid by the way, since the Predator Prior wrote love letters to his victim.) What that poor young man described as a "culture of hypocrisy" thrives on in its festering malignancy, as reported on January 23rd of this year by the Pine Curtain. (The man's untimely death was announced in a warning to Kettler residents whose children were to be attending an event at St. John's Abbey.)

Despite all the time that's past, we haven't heard much about this, nothing has happened.

Father Tom Andert is not only a priest in good standing, but he's the Prior of St. John's Abbey.  It's arguably one of the least Catholic places in the world.

Josh Guimond is also still missing.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Benedictine Abbey in Minnesota: 2 Missing Persons and About 230 Victims, Evidence of Financial Misconduct and Luxurious Living -- No Apostolic Visitor

Edit: despite about 230 victims of sexual misconduct, not including predation upon vulnerable adults and college students, and two missing persons in the vicinity of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, there have been absolutely no arrests and no convictions.   The Sheriff's department has been overtly hostile to  one of the victim's relatives, and no wonder, the Sheriff is a St. John's Abbey alumnus.

At approximately 11:00 pm and midnight on November 9, 2002, leaving Metten Court, a dormitory on the north end of St. John's University campus in Collegeville, Minnnesota, Josh Guimond disappeared.  His clothes, his wallet and car were all undisturbed.  He has been missing for 12 years this November.

Joshua Wetterling also disappeared on October 22nd, 1989 in close by St. Joseph.   Pine Curtain draws a connection between the Wetterlings and the a monk named Tom Gillespie.  The concerned monk consoled the Wetterlings when their son disappeared.

We're posting this to draw attention again to the evident corruption at one of the most famous Benedictine Monasteries in the world, if not the largest, and despite the ample evidence of serious corruption and negligence on the part of the monks, to say nothing of a singular indifference and hostility to the Catholic Faith which they claim to hold, there is not the slightest hint of an investigation, no calls for the resignation of the abbot, or the seizing of its assets by an Apostoilic Visitor.

Not even the local community has been moved to do anything about this resident evil.

Link to the Pine Curtain  about the disappearance, and analysis by Immelman Turn.

If you think it will do any good (it can't hurt), please contact the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Vignano:

3339 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 333-7121

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jesuit School Happily Honors Condemned Liberation Theology Professor and Employs Predator

 Edit:  A liberation theologian, who is also a sexual predator and byproduct of St. John's University Theology department in Collegeville is in good standing with the Jesuits of Loyola.  What are the odds?

But Michael Diaz holds the "John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service"!  Miguel Diaz who propositioned his colleagues so much they complained about him, is somehow qualified to teach theology at a "Jesuit" school.  Well, if evil means good, ugly means beautiful, and so on, then, maybe modern Jesuits are Catholic too?



As this article reports from College Fix:
Advocate of ‘liberation theology’ gets honorary degree;  disgraced professor left nearby school after married couple’s allegations 
Loyola University-Chicago has a soft spot for liberation – from both oppressors and sexual restraint. 
The Jesuit university said last week that Jon Sobrino, S.J., would visit Loyola in November to participate in activities celebrating Ignatian Heritage Month. 
Twenty-five years ago, the Salvadoran Army killed six Jesuits in the rectory where Father Sobrino resided during the civil war that wracked El Salvador. A fellow Jesuit wrote in the National Catholic Reporter that Sobrino survived that day because “he happened … to be in Bangkok.” 
The school will give Sobrino an honorary degree and he’ll deliver a public address, Loyola said in an email to the community, asking for faculty and students to sign up early for events: “We expect Father Sobrino’s address to draw a lot of interest.”

Link to The College Fix 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Untouchable Hippie Priest In Deep With "Gay Subculture" Where Sexual Abuse Was Common



Edit: the following is part of an exchange where the heretical and disobedient pastor of St. Frances Cabrini church in Minneapolis insults his Archbishop and publishes their correspondence on his blog rather than address the liturgical abuses. Father Michael Tegeder has been reprimanded for having laymen give sermons before, invoking pagan gods or worshipping rocks, or lecturing the Archbishop on sexual abuse.

He'll probably keep his job.

We'll also recall that Tegeder hasn't held his alma mater, St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville to the same standard  he holds Nienstedt.

When Tegeder was at St. John's, he was pretty familiar with the "gay subculture" there. Did he know about the sexual abuse that's been all too frequent there too? From the City Pages article:

He shares stories, stories beyond those bag boys, those fag-beaters. He talks about the gay subculture he saw when he was a student at St. John's, shared between teachers and students alike. [Many of whom were preying on their oftentimes minor students.] He mentions that one of those students had to move to New York to find some acceptance, only to be murdered in a Manhattan bar by another man looking to beat some fags. [Or maybe it was a drug deal gone bad?]


Did Tegeder cover for Deacon Joseph Damiani when the two worked together at St. Kateri's as presiders over a pagan "Indian" ceremony? Damiani is currently suspended by the Archdiocese, and the lawsuit he filed against his nephews and their countersuit were settled out of court.

Here's Tegeder's blog entry.  We're going to post it before it disappears. How does he get away with this?

September 21, 2014

DOING SOMETHING RIGHT Early in my ministry I had a wise pastor who said that if you do not occasionally get some flak you probably are not doing something right. I occasionally take some flak, not that this necessarily means I am doing something right, but sometimes, as Jesus said to the young man who responded from his heart, I may not be too far from the reign of God.

This came to mind with the following letter that I received from our local Ordinary:

Dear Father,

I am in receipt of a communication from a gentleman presently living in Texas, who was visiting his mother recently in Minneapolis and attended Mass at St. Francis [sic] Cabrini on the Feast of the Assumption with his son. He made the following observations:

1) The homily was provided by a lay person.

2) The content of the homily struck him as problematic. At one point the woman preacher said something to the effect that: "The centuries' old theological debates surrounding whether Mary was or was not assumed into heaven are not really important today."

3) The Eucharist was confected using leavened bread.

4) The sacred vessels used were stoneware.

He added, "Sadly these deviations were extremely distracting. Normally the moment before communion is a very peaceful time. However, I felt that my rights as a Catholic as well as those of my son, were being violated. Given my state of mind, I refrained from receiving Our Lord. I received a blessing from the presiding priest who gave the following blessing: "You are the Body of Christ." I'm not sure this is an appropriate blessing or what message it is meant to impart--especially as a blessing tied to the reception of the Eucharist."

As is my policy, I write to ask you to respond to these concerns that the writer raises, seemingly in good faith.

With every good wish, I remain…

Here is my response:

Dear Archbishop John

I was not the presiding priest nor was I present on the said occasion. However, I take full responsibility for it, something all church leaders should consider doing. By the way, your public condemnation of Father ______ ______'s "crimes" was a good example of not taking responsibility. Your violation of respect for due process owed Father _______ was stunning.

Regarding the actual communication I would have to say that things must be pretty good in Texas if this poor soul was "extremely distracted" by the things that he relates. I would have referred this troubled Texan to the wise advice of Pope Francis who calls the church to stop obsessing about "small minded rules."

But what is most amazing to me is that with the concerns in the Archdiocese these days you would take the time to relay such concerns from a complete stranger. What did Jesus say about the splinter in your brother's eye?

He and you seem so concerned about his so called rights as a Catholic being violated. I am more concerned about children being violated under your watch. You still owe us an explanation for your decisions involving Wehmeyer.

As it turns out, the Sunday after I received this letter, the gospel reading was about handling differences in the church. Jesus says first of all go to the person and work it out. He says nothing about first reporting back to the local ordinary. If the man wants to discuss his issues please give him my address.

I do have a concern over his state of mind as I do for yours. Indeed, I do not see how you can continue in your position. It cannot be good for you. Even Cardinal Burke has apparently seen the light and is moving on.

I will continue to pray for you.

shalom,

Link to Frances Cabrini blog...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Benedictine" Abbey Removes Porn by "Artist" Monk

Tupa and Abbot Klassen 
Edit:  this priest's artwork looks like something made by a serial killer during arts and crafts in a Federal Prison.
We were linked here and decided to draw more attention to the article.  Here's  an excerpt plus links from Pine Curtain:
Sadomasochistic and Violent
[Pine Curtain] Father Jerome Tupa - a priest from Saint John’s Abbey and the subject of a December 12, 2012 letter [ View ] to Father Bob Rolfes at the Diocese of Saint Cloud – no longer has a web site at jerometupa.com and he no longer sells his art/pornography at https://eelement.appolis.com/jerometupa/ In addition to serving as pastor at Saint Joseph Parish in St. Joseph, Minnesota, where he acts as confessor and spiritual counselor to hundreds, Father Tupa currently sits on the board of All Saints Academy [ View ] with schools in St. Joseph and Waite Park, Minnesota.
Samples of Father Jerome Tupa’s NSFW art are still available Here.
Father Jerome Tupa’s SFW art is available Here.
Media: Please request additional samples of Tupa’s NSFW artwork Here.
Photo from dedication of Gathering Space...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Archbishop Nienstedt Refuses to Resign

Edit:  But he caves in a bit. This was on Blog for Dallas Area Catholics recently.  It hasn't gotten much coverage.  What's gotten even less coverage, is the Modernist Monastery which has probably more unsupervised sexual predators per square foot than any place in the world.

One of the Archbishop's chief persecutors,  is a priest who probably knows some sexual predators himself, considering his advocacy for and closeness to the Gomorrhist community.   He graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville and shares their ethos.

Maybe he knows where Josh Guimond is?
“Embattled” Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Nienstedt has issued a statement declaring in spite of all the accusations directed against him, he will not resign.  While there may have been some failures of prudential judgment – or maybe not – I have not seen any real evidence of a concerted effort to keep abusive priests in circulation or to expose minors to dangerous predators. Archbishop seems to admit to some minor failures of oversight, but completely rejects all the false allegations directed at himself, and also notes that he has been faced with such allegations every since he arrived in St. Paul-Minneapolis 7 years ago.  He is a (relatively, by today’s standards) orthodox prelate who was sent to help clean up a radically heterodox diocese bereft of real leadership for decades and rapidly spinning out of control. He has had many enemies since the get-go and I have been just about fully convinced that the allegations about any personal moral failings on his part have been completely false. 
Having said that, I do sense a bit of surrender in this statement and that is unfortunate.
Link...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stift Melk: Abbot Complained About to CDF by Local Laity

Edit:  We’d reported last week that a defrocked priest was to be the retreat director at a dying Benedictine Monastery in Austria, Stift Melk.  St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville regularly engages in this sort of thing, but the local laity of St. Cloud only grumble, perhaps, or are resigned that nothing will ever be done about the Modernist Monastery.  Well, we criticize the bishops of Vienna and St. Pölten all the time, like the Abbott of Melk.  We’re shocked to hear that there are monks opposed to this sort of thing.  It’s still more astonishing that the neoconservative kathnet has reported it.

What will be interesting to hear is if anything is done.  Could Collegeville be due for a visitation?

Eugen Drewermann has held the annual retreat for the monks of the Abbey of Melk at the invitation of the abbot. Believers have complained to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller.

Vatican / Melk (kath.net / jg)
The affair of Eugen Drewermann's appearance at the annual retreat of the Benedictines of the Abbey of Melk has led to complaints at the CDF. Believers have informed Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the President of the CDF,  in a letter about the annual retreat held by Eugen Drewermann at the invitation of Abbot Gerhard Wilfinger. kath.net has reported .
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The kath.net This letter mentions further transgressions of the abbott of Melk. This claims that ​​monks who had criticized the invitation to Drewermann were "silenced". Wilfinger has shown little of a Catholic attitude in public  and regularly criticize the bishops of St. Pölten and Vienna. On the other hand, he did not respond to grievances that relate to his monastery.  One of the monks of the Stift  lives with a woman and has confirmed this in the media. 

Complaints from the faithful to Abbot Wilfinger have simply ignored, it says in the letter. The Diocese of St. Pölten did not want to comment about the request from kath.net on the matter. Bishop Küng, however, has no direct right to give instructions about the responsible person of Melk Abbey.


AMGD

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

US Ambassador & Former University of St. John’s “Theology” Instructor Accused of Lewd Conduct

Edit: along with a few others, we bemoaned the US President’s appointment of a seething Marxist to be the Ambassador to the Vatican. This Cuban born son of “humble origins”  has taught at the theologically and morally debased Benedictine University of Collegeville, Minnesota which has a long gone unchallenged in its promotion of a culture that runs counter to Catholic teaching.

Diaz has been credibly accused of sexually harassing a husband and wife couple who teaches at  the University of Dayton where he, until recently, worked.  It’s certainly possible there were others who found Diaz’s behavior appalling.  At least the Jesuits are keeping him on their team at University of Chicago Loyola. [Loyola University Chicago]

A relativist in ethics will probably be a relativist in practice. Here’s from an article in the Star and Tribune, which addressed the issue of Diaz’s reticence to take a position on abortion, or at least express the one he has. In typically Modernist vocabulary, he responded:

Asked about reconciling the church's "pro-life" theology with Obama's "pro-choice" politics, Diaz ... suggested that a media interview is not the forum for straightforward ethical statements on abortion.

"In order for me to formulate what I would like to formulate, it would take me more than a simple answer," Diaz said. "So I resist categories of either/or, in terms of arguing this or that. Unfortunately, it does not allow me the time to be able to explain in a thorough and satisfactory way what I mean by whatever I would say I am," he said.
Diaz’s curriculum vitae is interesting.  From wikipedia:

Prior to his service as ambassador, Miguel Diaz was a professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota. Díaz is the co-editor of the book From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology and author of On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives, named "Best Book of the Year" by the Hispanic Theological Initiative at Princeton Theological Seminary. Díaz has taught religious studies and theology at Barry University, the University of Dayton and the University of Notre Dame. From 2001 to 2003, he taught and served as academic dean at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a board member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).

And from the news story:


A theology professor who is a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican is moving from one Roman Catholic university to another after an investigation found it likely that he sexually harassed a married couple where he now works.

Miguel H. Díaz, who was President Obama’s representative to the Holy See from 2009 to 2012, was found to have likely engaged in “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” toward a married couple who were his colleagues at the University of Dayton, according to a confidential letter written by Dayton’s provost.

The married couple – husband and wife professors who teach in the humanities – accused Diaz of making various sexual requests and references to sexually explicit feelings. The suggestion that a Catholic theologian suggested an adulterous encounter involving both another man and another woman and that he made unwelcome requests of fellow academics could be problematic for Diaz, a Catholic theologian, who is a married father of four.

Inside Higher Ed

Monday, July 15, 2013

Critic of Modernist Monastery Banned From Class Reunion

Edit: besides Pat Marker, and the late Tom Roeser, there really have been no serious critics of the Modernist Monastery of Collegeville.  He edits an assiduously documented chronicle of Collegeville's malfeasance with respect to its past deeds and the destruction it continues to wreak as they refuse to acknowledge their misdeeds and pathologically attack those who justifiably expose them.  For all this and despite their interminable and very public dissent from Church teaching and the presence of a very large and dangerous coven of sexual deviants, 23 of whom have been credibly accused (although there are more), Collegeville sails on with generous support from various donors like Tom Petters, Exxon Mobile, UNESCO, Dell Computers, and so on. Even George Bush Sr. wasn't ashamed to appear at St. John's Preparatory, the Abbey's prestigious high school, the receive an award from this same institution.

Part of the reason for Modernist Collegeville's present temperamental outburst must have to do with the fact that Marker has been critical of Father Jerome Tupa, whose pornographic art featuring the use of real gold was recently criticized, along with some credible accusations against Tupa..

We hope some will remember that Tupa testily attacked Marker's work as "calumny" and "being libelous talk" and even attacked the University Newspaper for publishing Marker's words. [Tupa never specifies how Marker's efforts are libelous, but they must not be if the Abbey hasn't taken him to court yet and only resorts to slander.]

Marker was actually invited to his reunion, and was then asked to leave after he had arrived, and was speaking to friends. We're reminded of the strange behavior of other Bishops in the Church.



Here's the story from the St. Cloud Times, where Marker was invited to his High School reunion, but then asked to leave by security subsequently. We think that such pettiness really speaks to the kinds of men who gather at St. John's Abbey.

In defining its core values, St. John’s Preparatory School lists “Community” as its first one — followed by these words: 
Our school is community, providing hospitality and demonstrating citizenship. Life together in this place is built on trust, love, respect and a genuine interest and concern for one another, which includes welcoming, helping, listening, caring and being present to others.” [Words don't mean what they say, clearly, they can't even abide by this mealy 501-C style statement.]
Framed against those words, it’s hard to understand why the school, led by the Order of St. Benedict, decided now to ban a prep school alumnus from all of the order’s property for a year — even if the alumnus is highly critical of how the order has handled clergy sex abuse cases. 
As reported in the Times, Patrick Marker — a member of the school’s Class of 1983 — first was required to leave the prep school’s Class of 1983 reunion on June 29 despite it inviting him to attend. About a week later, on July 8, he received a letter from the order barring him from its property for a year.

Read further...St. Cloud Times...


Monday, April 29, 2013

Dissident Priest is on Sabbatical to Anglican Monastery for Year: Discipline?

Edit: since attacking the Church during the campaign on behalf of marriage which was promoted heavily by the Diocese, involving the prayer, expense and personal time by many in the Diocese, Father Bob Pierson O.S.B. had taken it upon himself to challenge traditional Church teaching and attack that campaign.


Father Pierson is a monk at the decaying Monastery of St. John's in Collegeville Minnesota who has done a lot of things he will one day have to answer for.


He has also been known for other offenses in the past, for example,  he resigned from his job as Campus Minister at Saint John's University when Pope Benedict announced new norms (which are generally ignored in most places) about formation for priests in the seminary, that they may not have deep seated problems with respect to homosexuality.

In the last year, he also hosted a naked retreat which would involve "touching". At the time, we felt that  it was the surfacing of one of the previous Abbot's methods of instruction for his novices, whom he insisted on interviewing in the nude.

Then, Pierson seems to have gotten himself banned from speaking in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the Archbishop told him not to speak any longer in his jurisdiction, as a result of attacking the Archbishop's defense of marriage initiative.  That didn't stop Father Pierson from continuing to speak in other parts of the United Stats, and to use his Facebook page to promote his anti-Catholic agenda.

Now, Father Bob Pierson's Facebook page is down and he's on sabbatical for a year at an Anglican Monastery called Holy Cross in West Park, New York.  We hope that he decides not to return after his "sabbatical" and hope that his stay in Holy Cross becomes permanent, barring a dramatic road to Damascus of some kind for this persecutor of Christians.  It would be nice if it were more obvious that this was some part of a disciplinary action on the part of someone.  There's no indication it is, but hopefully, Pierson will follow through with his occasional threat and find the more doctrinally suitable, if unsound, Anglican communion his permanent home from now on.

Link to photo...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Benedictine Monastery Continues to Promote Homoheresy


Edit: the Guesthouse Master at the Modernist Monastery in Collegeville is speaking publicly against chastity and the teachings of the Catholic Faith. When he’s not attacking the Archbishop’s efforts to defend the Catholic Family, he’s promoting nude retreats, and getting away with it despite repeated warnings from the local ordinary.
Courageous  [sic] priest joins us in February to uphold church teaching on the fundamental call to show respect and compassion for LGBTQ persons. 
Fr. Bob Pierson, a Benedictine priest out of the Collegeville MN Abbey in Minnesota, stood forth publicly last summer to emphasize the primacy of the informed conscience in respect to voting on Minnesota's marriage amendment. Since then he's been barred from several dioceses in Minnesota. He'll join us in this QCF conversation to speak also of the church teaching to show respect, love and compassion to our LGBTQ sisters and brothers, and to resist unjust discrimination. How is the whole church challenged by these teachings? 
The conversation begins at 9:00 EASTERN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Attendace is free, as usual, and all are invited to submit live questions and comments during the hour.
 
February 26th, 2013 9:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
Link to “DignityUSA” site...


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Byproduct of CINO Education Now Obama's Chief of Staff

*CINO = Catholic in Name Only

Edit: the brother of the troubled former Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Paul in Minnesota, the Old Liberal, Father Kevin McDonough, has now been announced as Chief of Staff.

Denis McDonough attended the decadent Monastery school of St. John's University and was the star of John Gagliardi's famed football franchise.  St. John's University is a haven for predators, deviants and worse, dissenters from Catholic teaching.

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

For those who don't remember, Father McDonough was identified as a problem in the Archdiocese by local activist Doctor David Pence.  The priest, who was born in Stillwater, Minnesota in a family of 11, went on record as denying a homosexual subculture in the Archdiocese, as it was reported at Lifesitenews.

The priest was subsequently moved from his Vicar General slot down to be the assistant of a small, failing parish in South Minneapolis.

The other brother, William McDonaugh didn't agree with his brother's assessment and lamented that it wasn't more over than it already is.



H/t: DC

Monday, November 5, 2012

News -- New Traditionalist School in Berlin



US Ambassador to Vatican Leaves

The Liberation Theology pick from the faculty of an extremely Leftist, disloyal and thoroughly Modernist, St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota is coming home, although he was born in Havana in Red Cuba.  According to RNS, the consciousness raising "Theology" professor is going to Ohio where he'll teach at the Catholic University of Dayton, Ohio.  He avoided being a beacon of truth during his time at the Vatican and focused instead on "dialogue" and social justice issues.

New Traditional School in Berlin

Germany.  The Traditional Institute of St. Philipp Neri in Berlin will start a new seminary with a school in Berlin.   It will be called Baronius Academy.  Today the facility will be adopted. Provost Gerad Goesche has canonically instituted the priestly training facility.  The Rector is the former SSPX Priest, Thomas Jatzkowski.  The study plan is readable on line.  Audio copies of the courses are available for a fee.

Money Works Not the Faith

Switzerland.  A painful and embarrassing "cuddle evening" in the so-called open church in the eastern Swiss city of St. Galen was supposed to have taken place on the 4th of September.  Swiss Church-tax organization 'kipa' wrote this.  The already planned evenings were cancelled.  The St. Gallen Reformed have put the meetings in question. They were planned by Catholic Project Director Thomas Joller.  Because of "cuddle evenings" several members have made contributions to Open Church.


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