While everyone is distracted by antipope Francis’s change to the Novus Ordo catechism regarding capital punishment, which in itself is turning into a major deception, (see “Fr.” Z’s The Mysterious Case of CCC 2358)–a columnist at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher, has been squeezing the huge boil on the backs of the Novus Ordo so-called CONSERVATIVE bishops, and has discovered that the infection is just as deep and the stench is just as nauseating as the more liberal branch of the Vatican II clergy.
Specifically Dreher was revealing the cover-ups in the Lincoln, Nebraska diocese–the jewel in the crown of the Novus Ordo conservatives–concerning homosexual behavior by a former diocesan vocations director, Msgr. Leonard Kalin (deceased), when Novus Ordo priests and laymen started contacting him with reports of widespread homosexual activity and coverups among the conservative bishops and priests throughout the country.
Dreher has had posts on this topic almost every day this month. Here’s an excerpt from his column on August 7, “When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War:”
N., an exceptionally well-informed lay Catholic, tells me that there are two basic tribes of gay bishops and priests.
The first tribe is the Progressives — some sexually active, others not — who believe homosexuality should be normalized by the Catholic Church, and are pushing openly for the Church to change its teachings to reflect that.
The second tribe are Conservatives who live a double life. Outwardly they advocate for traditional Catholic teaching on homosexuality, but they also live homosocially (in the sense of socializing with other gay conservative priests), and some have gay sex. They therefore live in a state of cognitive dissonance.
N. discussed particular examples of both kind of bishop and priest.
I asked N. why the gay Catholic progressive priests don’t simply out the hypocritical conservatives. Why not destroy your opposition, especially given that they really are hypocrites?
“Neither side wants to do that to the other. That would mean Armageddon,” he said. “Both sides live in a Cold War situation. They take potshots at each other, and fight proxy wars, but neither side wants to challenge the other too hard. If they really went to war, there would be nothing left for anybody.”
What N. meant is that the problem is so deeply embedded within the Catholic clerical structure that if the truth were known, the system as we know it would likely collapse, and neither gay nor conservative gay priests would have any privileges left to enjoy. So they tolerate each other.
Yes, this collection of columns by Dreher exposes the big lie that if you just find a “conservative” parish with a diocesan-approved “TLM” you’re safe from the toxic waste of the Vatican II sect.