Steve Skojec, over at OnePeterFive, upon reading these words, makes a very good observation: Mullarkey’s is only the latest thrust in a battle that has been going on for the better part of the Francis papacy. “None.”. Secrecy and lies cannot be tolerated. For the past seven years, we’ve had a pope who has seemed hell-bent — literally — on undermining or even directly contradicting the truths of the faith. Have we entered more deeply into prayer, or drawn closer to Our Lord in other ways that don’t require our presence in a church? I asked that question to Christine Niles. It carries the tenor of a kind of vigilantism. The pages of this website are full of documentation and analysis on these topics. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. If we’re left sorting through motives, it distracts us from the facts. But if there has been abuse and cover-up within the Society, I want to see every ounce of it exposed, and those responsible held accountable. I very likely met some of the victims and their abusers during my visits and never had any idea. ... BEWARE of any Catholic whatever group who militantly expresses a venomous desire to destroy the SSPX. I want to feel confident that whoever is leading the charge on something this damning cares more about the truth than settling scores. I am a commentator, not an investigative journalist. So these people intentionally keep things in limbo and leave us to squabble over what only they can put right. Just because I object to the way this story has been handled so far does not make me a “pedo-enabler.” Nor does it mean I think Church Militant’s investigation is without value. Read this I posted just three days ago: ... Rages Against 700 SSPX Priests Calls Them Nazi Pedophile Cult.... 11 hours ago Pope Francis The Destroyer. But the infamous lines for confession at every traditional parish tell the rest of the story: we are not excluded from consequences of a fallen nature. Is the Novus Ordo & Catholicism the same religion? Before I was married, I dated two different young women who I later found out had been abused, not by priests, but by family members. This is particularly true in the case of vaccination against German measles. The SSPX does not deny that there have been serious and tragic individual cases of abuse committed by a discrete number of clergy and employees. Ideally, other Catholic journalists will join in. Franciscans!!! In general, there is a growing feeling as though the world is drowning, and there aren’t many islands left sticking up above the surface. Certainly, the Mass and the sacraments administered by the priests of the Society of St Pius X are valid. 3 years ago The Huffington Riposte. In the interim, unfortunately, it seems that the Voris-led Church Militant is far from satisfied with the response thus far. The reporters there did the right thing by pursuing it. It isn’t anything new. In Spain, it’s now over 70. But then, just as this latest debate looked as if it was finally about about to die down, Church Militant — with its well known history of anti-SSPX bias — threw gas on the fire. 11/17/2020 at 9:58 PM Posted by Kevin Edward White. z? He is revealing hearts and minds and giving us cause to stop clinging to other creatures and even some of our normal spiritual consolations and turn instead to completely to Him. Spoken like a true protestant. confused catholic: o, steve. LOOK AT WHO IS MARRIED TO WHOM 3 years ago Clerical Whispers. And the questions raised demand answers. Skojec has some of the earmarks of a cult leader and he's an angry drunk. Advances in biotechnology have allowed scientists to make it a stable mRNA molecule for a vaccine. I want to let all the facts come out, & I've decried the overt bias of those reporting gleefully on this situation. From this point of view, the use of vaccines whose production is connected with procured abortion constitutes at least a mediate remote passive material cooperation to the abortion, and an immediate passive material cooperation with regard to their marketing. They used incense and had adoration and benediction — two things I’d never seen at that point in my life — and during the consecration, the priests would hold up the host to be venerated for an unusually long time. Jassy Jacas, one of the young women who brought some of the allegations to light in a Facebook post back in January, recognized the distinction even as she addressed her concerns: Now I would like to be clear and say that there are so many good, holy, and manly priests within the SSPX who I love and pray for daily. Their founder is often praised even by those who disagree with some of the choices he made — a far cry from a figure like Marcial Maciel. The Society of St Pius X is not another Church or Ecclesial Community in the sense that this Dicastery uses those terms. in TRADCAST Benedict XVI, Carlo Vigano, Francis, Heresy, Idolatry, John Allen, Jurgen Wegner, Michael Voris, Peter Kwasniewski, Schism, SSPX, Steve Skojec, Thomas Weinandy, TRADCAST 0 OnePeterFive: “We all have to face this fear above all … golden-wigged voris: the scientology cult of sspx are telling those trying to escape to divorce their spouses! I was drawn to the Legionaries of Christ as a teenager for a similar reason to why I was later drawn to tradition: I was tired of status quo Catholicism. They sang Gregorian chant. Moreover, we find, in such a case, a proportional reason, in order to accept the use of these vaccines in the presence of the danger of favouring the spread of the pathological agent, due to the lack of vaccination of children. That’s exactly my point. We battle it out over pandemic-related statistics and medical studies. But it is, in my view, imperative that investigative journalism of alleged sex abuse be a serious fact-finding mission, not the pursuit of gratuitous satisfaction of a personal vendetta. Not a few have wondered out loud if it may be a prelude to exactly that. I’m not excited about the revelation of any crimes or cover-up, because any time we encounter that, it’s an awful reality with a real toll on human lives and souls. The report (the transcript of which has been taken offline by CM, see PDF here) was extensive but, sadly, full of editorializing comments. Based on what I know of the man, I have no reason not to believe him, but the process of transparency is going to take time, as the Society has acknowledged. And although many Catholics will hold off on receiving such vaccines, or avoid taking them altogether, there are some (I think here of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers in particular) who will likely be required to take a vaccine as a condition of continued employment. A blog about politics, Roman Catholicism, La Salette prophecy and the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor In this video, I address the recent controversy surrounding Taylor Marshall's comments on the SSPX, Dave and Tim Gordon's reactions to it, and arguments that insued thereafter, including my entry into the fray and a back and forth I had with Steve Skojac of One Peter Five. I have neither the training nor the temperament for investigative journalism. For many readers of this website, the battle is nothing new — it’s been going on for decades. Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of The initial SSPX response included jabs of its own, including a charge of “yellow journalism,” a “tabloid,” and “not a serious journalistic enterprise.” But the SSPX also promised “full transparency” and “detailed responses to every allegation.” It’s begun providing those here but has a long way yet to go. To mix this kind of bias with reporting on a matter this significant undermines the credibility and the seriousness of the investigation itself. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children. SSPX: Cardinal Burke Distances Himself From Steve Bannon After Donald Trump’s former strategic advisor received and congratulated the author of the book In the Closet of the Vatican [Sodoma] —a polemic on the issue of homosexuality in the Vatican—Cardinal Raymond Burke is putting some distance between himself and Steve Bannon. His followers perhaps are the most dangerous types out in pseudo trad land as I have demonstrated over the years but perhaps one of his latest “tweets” from Twitter “takes the cake”. They made me want to be a better Catholic. Please help us to meet our expenses by donating today! Nobody seems to know with any real certitude why Voris and the larger Church Militant apparatus has such an axe to grind with the Society in particular, but the animosity the organization has for the Society is well known to the point of being clichéd. We line up in our respective trenches over whether we love our government leaders or think they’re the biggest idiots in the world, lobbing insults and derision at one another in a bid to prove that we are on the right side of history, and everyone who disagrees with us is a fool. They should take recourse, if necessary, to the use of conscientious objection with regard to the use of vaccines produced by means of cell lines of aborted human foetal origin. © 2020 OnePeterFive, Inc. All rights reserved. Both came from Catholic homes. Like any other group, both good and bad co-exist there. How does it get us closer to the truth? There’s no way to know, from where I sit, how many of them were in active ministry and how many were retired, but you can bet it’s a mix of both. That Novus Ordo Paradigm: Contribution to a Dispute between Steve Skojec and Louie Verrecchio [UPDATE 06-AUG-2019 00:33 UTC: Louie Verrecchio has posted a follow-up reacting to our article] A recent argument about sacramental validity between semi-trad bloggers Steve Skojec and Louie Verrecchio illustrates quite beautifully what the fundamental problem… Equally, they should oppose by all means (in writing, through the various associations, mass media, etc.) Readers will recall the February 2019 Joint Declaration that Jorge Bergoglio co-signed with the Muslim Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb that reads in part: Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. It won’t stop people from forming conclusions anyway. The Hard Truth Some “Trads” Don’t Want to Hear. Steve Skojec asks some insightful and thought provoking questions. The youngest priest who died in Italy was only in his 40s. He left me with the clear impression that he could never in good conscience work for an organization that wanted him to cover for abuse, so it seems reasonable to conclude that he doesn’t believe that they SSPX has done so thus far. I mentioned on my podcast last week that I’ve been friendly with Vogel for a number of years. I went to school with Skojec he wasn’t cool then and certainly is not now in the REAL Catholic world. For their sake, at the very least, these ethical/moral considerations are important. For almost two weeks, a battle raged online among various partisans in an age-old debate about the status and theological positions of the Society of St. Pius X. Bishop Schneider pleads for fairness in SSPX sexual abuse accusations By Bishop Athanasius Schneider December 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Recently, ... Steve Skojec is a fan of a drug addict White Nationalist Jordan Peterson. I think you’re [Steve Skojec] closer to my position than Taylor’s since both of us won’t attend SSPX (for ineffable reasons, even) and yet he will… ( 5:20 PM ) He is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of I want to make it clear that I've not. Yet she made reference to “SSPX-zealots” in social media posts — where she is known for her combative style — and accused people questioning the tabloid-style approach to the issue of being “pedo-enablers.”. mRNA vaccines, since they are synthetic, are quicker to develop – hence the rapid roll-out of vaccines that normally would take much longer. Much of the 1P5 audience, I suspect is quite wary of taking any of the proposed COVID vaccines. Here are a handful of sentences that stood out as gratuitous as I read through it: Notice that twice, he weaponizes the word “holy,” as though the priests of the SSPX have been merely pretending to care about living the faith, or fulfilling their stated mission to “restore all things in Christ.” Even if a number of members of the Society are guilty of criminal abuse or neglect, they claim nearly 700 priests around the world and many thousands of adherents. As if that all weren’t exhausting enough, we came into this year on the tail end of a synod that featured idolatry, near-pantheistic environmentalism, and a serious debate over the prospect of doing away with clerical celibacy and adding women to Holy Orders. if ann barnhardt is a fringe wacko according to steve skojec, why is her similarweb rank even higher than fr. We are all subject to concupiscence and sin, and even the perversities that lead to the abuse of children and vulnerable adults are possible anywhere. In fact, the most effective drug treatments of the virus, Remdesivir and Regeneron, which helped President Donald Trump’s recovery from the Coronavirus, were also developed using fetal cells. If I see a story on CNN or the Washington Post about President Trump, I immediately look at whatever is written with an air of suspicion. There are also ethical concerns, however, based on methods used to develop the vaccines. But I have a growing suspicion that God is using this — all of it — to purify us. Here’s the thing: there is some truth to the idea that the small self-selected subset of Catholics who’ve made an effort to live a more challenging and orthodox version of their faith are probably less likely to have these problems than in places where Church teaching and discipline are casually disregarded. That doesn’t mean that none of what they’re reporting about him is true. A number of you have expressed to me that sometimes it just makes you want to throw your hands up and walk away from it all. As regards the diseases against which there are no alternative vaccines which are available and ethically acceptable, it is right to abstain from using these vaccines if it can be done without causing children, and indirectly the population as a whole, to undergo significant risks to their health. When it comes to the Society, I’m not a partisan. The SSPX statement distinguishes the two types of vaccines in development: mRNA/synthetic vaccines, and vaccines derived from aborted fetal stem cells: The Pfizer / Biontech trial which yesterday showed 95% efficacy, and the Moderna vaccine which reported 94% efficacy, are developed using methods to create a synthetic molecule made in a lab. 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And now, when it seemed as though the furor was already reaching fever pitch, even more division has settled in among virtual enclaves of even the most orthodox of our co-religionists. None of us is immune to this behavior, or at the very least, the temptation to engage in it. I’m grateful to the Society for putting the matter before us again in a clear and understandable way. Allows La Salette To Be Mentioned In Post By Michael More “A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will … But lacking their full context, it’s impossible to make an informed judgment. I was done with folk groups and Communion in the hand and a sanctuary full of lay Eucharistic ministers. But remember, you drop a suit on us and we get full discovery.”, “A sidebar for the SSPX leadership: If you’re going to run a cover-up, the point is to keep it covered up, not include reporters on your secret, ‘crap, what the hell do we do now?’ e-mails.”, “This is your pathetic response to being busted with your own e-mails?”, “Why don’t you produce a list of names like every diocese in America has done? Therefore, doctors and fathers of families have a duty to take recourse to alternative vaccines (if they exist), putting pressure on the political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems become available. One of those hard truths is this: traditional Catholic orders are not immune from sex abuse scandals. Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, even Crux News all come to mind, as do individual journalists like Phil Lawler and George Neumayr. It’s tense, awkward, and uncomfortable. Arguments will no doubt be made, on prudential basis, as to whether the reason for taking a vaccine is sufficiently proportionate, and much of that argumentation will be rooted in debates over the true severity and lethality of COVID-19, which is still very much in dispute. Steve Skojec @SteveSkojec. Steve Skojec is a storyteller, writer, blogger, photographer, designer, and sci-fi fan. But bias shifts the narrative and calls into question the scrutiny deployed in the investigation itself. Steve Skojec is a fan of a drug addict White Nationalist Jordan Peterson. In countries with few vocations, even opening parishes back up may not bring relief for many. How many parishes will shut down now, because they can no longer be sustained? Francis and his “reform” agenda were suddenly swept off center stage as an even bigger crisis loomed — one that hit home for Catholics in an even more direct way as churches around the world closed down, and worse, people in many places lost access to all the sacraments. It feels as though they’re all being included in these smears. There are good and holy people and priests within and outside of the society who have been and still stand ready to help and make things right. All of us are trying to figure out what to make of everything that’s happening and what we should do. The founder of the Legionaries was a horrific monster, but many of the people drawn to their ranks were salt-of-the-earth Catholics attracted to the same superficial orthodoxy that I was. Who will offer the Holy Sacrifice at their now-priestless parishes when public Masses are allowed to resume? As random samplings go, that’s pretty staggering. In Italy, at least 109 priests have died since the pandemic began. Here’s a piece detailing the conflict from way back in 2015. How does it help the victims? There’s too much fighting and tribalism. However, if the latter are exposed to considerable dangers to their health, vaccines with moral problems pertaining to them may also be used on a temporary basis. O Clavis David! In fact, if there are no other alternatives, participation in this vaccine or treatment could even be seen as necessary: …so that where there is no alternative to such vaccines, and where the health of children or of the community at large requires it, it is not only permissible to use such vaccines for which there is no alternative, but sometimes even obligatory. The moral reason is that the duty to avoid passive material cooperation is not obligatory if there is grave inconvenience. Atari 3 years ago LONG-SKIRTS. Who will replace them? Their bias against him isn’t even hidden. Did Anti-Catholic Jack Chick Ruin Halloween? SSPX priest celebrates extraordinary form Mass at St. Peter's in Rome ... Steve Skojec. And as Catholic Family News editor Matt Gaspers detailed in an article last year about another Church Militant attack on the Society, there’s a reason to question their reporting. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. He always lets out some unflattering information about himself, like Martin Luther used to say, "the happy ass makes the loudest farts.") He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. Outward unity among the reactionaries has been fairly solid, since all alike detest and despise the pope (“my enemy’s enemy is my friend.”). Other promising vaccine candidates, including those from Oxford have been derived using fetal cells. An unbiased evaluation gives room for people to let go of their defensiveness and come to terms with hard truths. Steve Skojec became aware of Jassy’s allegations in January [SSPX sex scandal], and said and did nothing, nor did he tell others to pursue the story, as far as I know.