Randy Engel and CFN exposed Dominican Timothy Radcliffe 13 years ago!

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See Part II Randy Engel’sSt Peter Damien’s Book of Gamorrah: A Moral Blueprint for Our Times

A disturbing and in-depth report from the time (2002).

Randy Engel and CFN exposed Dominican Timothy Radcliffe 13 years ago!

See Part II Randy Engel’sSt Peter Damien’s Book of Gamorrah: A Moral Blueprint for Our Times

A disturbing and in-depth report from the time (2002).

Excerpt:

Homosexuality in Religious Life Today: The Dominican Model

By way of comparing the views of St. Peter Damian on the vice of sodomy in clerical and monastic ranks with the modern post-Vatican II view on homosexuality, I have selected a Lenten Letter titled, “The Promise of Life,” by Father Timothy Radcliffe. [73] Radcliffe, the Master of the Dominican Order, issued his message on February 25, Ash Wednesday 1998. The English-born aristocrat was elected in 1992 to serve a nine-year term and was residing at the Santa Sabina priory at Rome, when the letter was issued and subsequently posted on the Vatican’s web site, which is where I first read it.

In light of the major homosexual scandals that have plagued the priesthood and religious life worldwide, I was interested to see if Father Radcliffe would discuss the issue of homosexuality in Dominican ranks. He did – both directly and indirectly.

The first indirect reference to homosexuality was Radcliffe’s quoting of American Dominican and writer Donald Goergen, OP on the subject of celibacy. The quote reads: “Celibacy does not witness to anything. But celibates do. We witness to the Kingdom if we are seen to be people whose chastity liberates us for life.” [74]

My first thought when I read the Goergen quote was, why, of all the Dominicans he could have chosen to quote on celibacy, did Radcliffe choose a man whose personal and private life has been distinguished by an open and long-term advocacy and financial support of clerical homosexuality.

Father Goergen, who is currently living with the “Friends of God,” a Hindu-styled Dominican Ashram in Kenosha, Wisconsin, began his early claim to infamy with the publication of his book The Sexual Celibate in 1974. [75]

Based on notes from lectures given to Dominican seminarians, Goergen’s homosexual apologia speaks of “healthy homosexuality,” promotes the homosexual “continuum” theories of the predatory homosexual and bisexual Alfred Kinsey, decries the “disease” of “homophobia,” defines homosexuality according to the Gay Manifesto as “the capacity to love someone of the same sex,” holds the door open for homosexual ‘unions’ by stating that, “genital activity should be the expression of a permanent relationship which involves fidelity,” states that “so-called traditional Christian attitudes towards homosexuality are beginning to change,” claims that “homosexuality can exist in healthy, Christian and graced forms,” defends masturbation as being a genital activity that is “not bad, not unhealthy, not harmful, not immoral, even for a celibate,” and then gives the sodomical coup de grace by attacking the perpetual virginity of Our Lady. [76]

Goergen’s connections to the homosexual network in the Church go back many years. In Rev. Enrique T. Rueda’s 1982 classic expose, The Homosexual Network, Goergen gets three dishonorable mentions for his advocacy of homosexuality. [77] He was also an early financial supporter of Communication Ministry, Inc., “an underground ‘ministry’ for lesbian nuns and gay clergy and religious.” [78]

Soon after his election in 1985 as Provincial Superior to the St. Albert the Great Central Province, Goergen, a devotee of Teilhard de Chardin [OLW note: Chardin was condemned by the Church ], began his search and destroy operation against many of the faithful and nationally outstanding Dominicans in St. Albert the Great Province including Father Charles Fiore, Father John O’Connor and the traditionalist Dominicans teaching at Fenwick High School. The River Forest Priory was transformed into a homosexual ‘safe house’ for other clerical perverts. [79]

This action is in stark contrast to the protection the young turk Goergen offered to the notorious Father Matthew “Creation Spirituality” Fox, champion of “lust,” “sexual mysticism,” and homosexuality as “the first gift of the Cosmic Christ”. [80] In 1988, when the Holy See finally insisted that Fox be removed and silenced in order to finally halt the spread of his errors, Fox received an all expense one-year sabbatical during which he continued his heretical tirades. [81] Even after Fox left the Dominican Order and the Church to become an Episcopal ‘priest’ in California, Goergen continued to defend Fox’s heterodox views on faith and morals.

So again I ask, why would Radcliffe quote Goergen on any subject, most especially clerical celibacy?

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