Passionist Priest Edward Beck – How a narcissist prostitutes himself for Clinton and CNN

Passionist Priest Edward Beck – How a narcissist prostitutes himself for Clinton and CNN

Posted by Vox Cantoris at Monday, October 17, 2016

Passionist Priest Edward Beck

You’re worried about some potty-mouth and unsubstantiated claims that are now being refuted by witnesses?

If you vote for Hillary Clinton, knowing her intentions on abortion and the Catholic Church, you will have participated in an evil act.

But you won’t hear that from Edward Beck, a Passionist priest in New York City and a contributor to Crux and CNN. I have copied the Crux article below, lest they get any clicks out of it.

In an article on Crux, “Why Clinton campaign emails aren’t necessarily anti-Catholic,” this priest, Beck, takes the position that the greater offense and crime and presumably sin, is the hackers.

Beck goes on to add that Newman is a “Catholic.” Well, Ed, so was Judas!

Beck has the temerity to write of “spin.” Well, he should know what “spin” is because he just did it.



What our well-coiffed priest does not seem to get, you can’t really block anyone from Twitter. First, if one does not log-in, one can see any page. Second. you can always take out an alternate account.

Beck is a disgrace to the priesthood. A man who has spent far too much time in front of a mirror than the tabernacle has no business being a priest. He has no business telling Catholics that there is an “out” to vote for Hillary Clinton.

One look at Beck’s Facebook page displays a dangerous narcissist for a priest. Where are his Superiors?


Donald J. Trump is a man with flaws. His behaviour is rough and he has said some unacceptable things in his life. Well surprise, who has not. Is he suitable to be President? A lot more suitable than Hillary Clinton in one matter. He has promised to put forward a Supreme Court with pro-life Justices that may eventually be able to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Hillary Clinton will not only, not do that, but will aggressively expand the murder of children.

Beck is nothing more than a shill for the Democratic Party and the American left. He is not of Christ but of the Father of Lies.

Think very carefully, Americans.

Do you want to join Edward Beck before the LORD trying to explain yourself out of this?

And please, please, would you really want to be as stupid as us Canadians?

The Beck article

Some Catholics were left scratching their heads by the kerfuffle created by the revelation of hacked emails of the Clinton campaign.
Conservative Catholic groups and some members of the hierarchy were quick to accuse the writers of the emails of participating in an anti-Catholic smear. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called for an apology from the Clinton campaign.
“Of course it would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails,” he said.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue said that John Podesta, campaign chair for Clinton, should be fired for his participation in the controversial email exchange: “He is fomenting revolution in the Catholic Church, creating mutiny and is totally unethical.”
Not all Catholics agree with such grandiose assessments, which suggest a nefarious plot against the Catholic Church. More progressive Catholics view the email exchange as an honest dialogue – intended to be private – between people (all Catholics themselves, by the way) discussing how to respond to a conservative element in the Catholic Church that seems intent on turning back the advances of Vatican II.
In the emails, John Halpin, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, suggests that the Catholicism of some socially conservative Catholics, including members of the Supreme Court, is “an amazing bastardization of the faith…They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.”
Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign director of communications, responds, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelical.”
As Pope Francis has often indicated, the Catholic Church is a large tent that allows for many opinions and perspectives within its flaps. The writers of the emails in question can be seen as Catholics expressing their views about how their faith intersects with public policy and social agenda.
The emails can likewise be interpreted as drafted by Catholics who are concerned that their Church risks becoming irrelevant, rather than being interpreted as smears on a Church they disdain.
Palmieri’s response actually seems more denigrating to Evangelicals than to Catholics. Progressive Catholics understand precisely what is being communicated in the exchange. It is not unlike other familiar conversations among clergy and Catholics who have been buoyed by the strides of Pope Francis, and his emphasis on social justice over controversial moral and sexual teachings.
Many Catholics do believe, as the emails suggest, that Church teaching needs to evolve more quickly if it is to have a relevant impact on a rapidly evolving world. Those Catholics are also sympathetic to the reality that private email exchanges may be less than diplomatic and not always politically correct in expressing those heartfelt concerns.
In responding to an email by Sandy Newman of Voices for Progress, who suggests the need for a “Catholic Spring”, John Podesta writes, “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this…Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.”
This hardly sounds like a man intent on creating an “unethical mutiny.” Rather, it sounds more like a concerned Catholic attempting to align his faith with his political ideals and principles, albeit from his left-of-center perspective.
Pope Francis has said, “A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.”

The meddling of a few wonky Catholic Clinton campaigners should be less concerning to us than the meddling of far more impious entities who hack private emails and illegally release them, to a populace all too ready to put its own spin on them.

Why Clinton campaign emails aren’t necessarily anti-Catholic

The Podesta Email

Date: 2012-02-11 11:45
Subject: Re: opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing . . .

We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United.

Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.

On 2/10/12, Sandy Newman wrote:

> Hi, John, > >
This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even
> though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used
> contraception has me thinking . . . There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in
> which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and
> the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the
> Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could
> happen. The Bishops will undoubtedly continue the fight. Does the Catholic
> Hospital Association support of the Administration’s new policy, together
> with “the 98%” create an opportunity?
> > Of course, this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the
> Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and
> priests who count on it for their maintenance, etc. Even if the idea isn’t
> crazy, I don’t qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about
> how one would “plant the seeds of the revolution,” or who would plant them.
> Just wondering . . .
> > Hoping you’re well, and getting to focus your time in the ways you want.
> > Sandy
> > Sandy Newman, President
> Voices for Progress > 202.669.8754

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2 comments on “Passionist Priest Edward Beck – How a narcissist prostitutes himself for Clinton and CNN

  1. Let’s have an “honest dialogue” then.

    These types are not supposed to be ordained. When ordination is attained by fraud it’s invalid. When someone claiming to be a priest repeatedly shills for an anti-Catholic agenda, connect the dots. This isn’t rocket science.

    Someone who shills for an anti-Catholic agenda can’t be a Catholic priest. The End.

  2. Here’s Edward Faggot Beck explaining how 40% of priests are likely “gay” but homos aren’t the cause of the abuse of minor boys:

    Are Gay Priests the Problem?


    April 15, 2010

    The sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church took yet another turn this week when statements by the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, second only to Pope Benedict, linked pedophilia to homosexuality.

    Bertone said: “Many psychologists, many psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relationship between celibacy and pedophilia, but many others have demonstrated that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia.”

    France, where an estimated 60 percent of the population is Catholic, became the first country to officially dismiss the remarks when foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters, “This is unacceptable linkage and we condemn this. France is firmly engaged in the struggle against discrimination and prejudice linked to sexual orientation and gender identity.”

    VIDEO: Father Beck says the majority of gay priests are celibate.Play

    Other church and lay leaders similarly have called the remarks outrageous and ill-informed. While en route to the United States in 2008, Pope Benedict said he considered homosexuality and pedophilia to be separate matters. So why would Cardinal Bertone make his statements? And what is the real truth behind any association of pedophilia and homosexuality?

    Medical professionals agree that the majority of known pedophiles are heterosexual. Although statistics vary slightly, according to Thomas Plante of the department of psychology at Santa Clara University in California, most professionals agree that between 4 percent and 7 percent of people are pedophiles and that statistics in the priesthood roughly correspond to those findings.

    It is also statistically verifiable that 80 percent of victims of sexual abuse are abused by a family member. The father of a family is 36 times more likely to abuse a child than a priest is, according to the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    Of about 3,000 reported cases of sexual misconduct among priests committed in the past 50 years, only 300, or 10 percent, of those cases involved true pedophiles. Pedophilia is psychologically classified as sexual attraction to prepubescent children, younger than 13. Ninety percent of the reported abuse cases involved Roman Catholic priests classified as ephebophiles, those attracted to teens between 13 and 19. Of those reported cases, 60 percent were homosexual abuse and 30 percent heterosexual abuse, according to the 2004 John Jay Report commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
    Irresponsible to Link Homosexuality, Pedophilia

    The statistics are helpful in distilling the underlying questions and concerns that arise. Certainly, no abuse of any kind is acceptable for a member of the clergy. As is church policy, there is zero tolerance for anyone accused and convicted of the abuse of a minor.

    Although it was not always the case in the past, church guidelines require that internal and legal action in reported abuse be swift and just, with utmost concern for the victim involved. But why are sexual abusers present at all in ordained ministry, and what are the most effective means to prevent further abuse? This is where the issue of gay priests and the comments of Cardinal Bertone become germane.

    To link homosexuality and pedophilia (or ephebophilia) is obviously erroneous, uninformed and irresponsible. Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. Pedophilia and ephebophilia are sexual disorders that afflict both heterosexuals and homosexuals, and mostly heterosexuals.

    The problem of sexual abuse is rooted not in orientation but rather in pathology caused by the environmental, behavioral, biological and societal conditions of the abuser. Trauma from early childhood (ages 2-5), including sexual abuse and arrested sexual development are the most common factors cited by those who diagnose sexual abusers.

    Yes, there are gay priests.

    Some anecdotal statistics suggest as many as 40 percent of priests may be gay, according to James Wolf’s book “Gay Priests,” although this is not verifiable because many remain silent for fear of ecclesiastical and societal repercussions.

    And, yes, a small minority of gay priests who were sexually arrested and maladjusted abused boys. But the majority of gay priests are celibate and living dedicated lives of service and commitment to their communities. And most have no attraction whatsoever to adolescents.

    Child abusers are not interested in or capable of mature, adult relationships. They are stuck at the same psychosexual age as their victims. They have no capacity for authentic relationships. This is certainly not the case for the majority of gay — or straight — priests.
    Strengthen Entrance Requirements

    To conflate pedophilia with homosexuality does nothing to help ameliorate the crisis in the Catholic Church. The real need is for seminaries and formation programs to strengthen their entrance requirements, thus ensuring that no sexual deviant is admitted to the priesthood. This can be done by more extensive psychological testing as well as by ensuring honest dialogue and education within priestly formation programs with regard to human sexuality.

    Candidates must be encouraged to talk freely about sexuality and to explore the wide gamut of human relationships and accompanying intimacy. This is certainly an argument against accepting candidates who are too young or obviously immature. High school and college seminary programs should be especially cautious in this regard.

    If a candidate is discovered to be a pedophile or ephebophile, it should be immediate grounds for dismissal because these conditions are not curable. One such afflicted cannot find peace in the priesthood with these recurrent urges, especially when he will be in close proximity to adolescents of all ages. By the way, this would be true even if celibacy were not a required discipline in the priesthood.

    Like homosexuality, celibacy is not a pertinent issue because child abusers are not interested in or capable of adult relationships. Married people, single people, straight people and gay people all can be — and are — abusers. Celibacy in and of itself does nothing to promote abuse. It may however be attractive to those who are sexually immature or conflicted, thus the need for more stringent screening of candidates.

    Human sexuality is surely a complex enterprise and inconsistencies in behavior are sure to abound. Love, attraction and human intimacy sometimes follow their own set of rules. But certain rules, even within the purview of fluctuating sexuality, are immutable and must be guarded with vigilance. Surely the rules that dictate mature, adult and responsible sexual behavior among adults, which always excludes minors, are among those non-negotiables.
    God Help the Abusers

    Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me,” meaning allow them to come to me because they are witnesses to the simplicity and beauty of the kingdom of God. God help those who instead cause the little children to suffer. And God help, too, those who try to shift the blame for that suffering to those who bear no responsibility for the crisis that the church has yet to address in a coherent and forceful enough way.

    Father Edward L. Beck, C.P., is a Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist Community. He is the author of three books, “God Underneath,” “Unlikely Ways Home” and “Soul Provider,” all published by Doubleday. In addition to conducting retreats and workshops on spirituality nationally and internationally, Father Beck is a religion contributor for ABC News. He hosts a weekly TV and Internet show for ABC called “Focus on Faith” with Chris Cuomo of “Good Morning America” and is also a commentator on religious and faith issues for various other media outlets including CNN and Fox Television. Father Beck is the executive producer and host of “The Sunday Mass,” which airs nationally each week.

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