The Real Reason Pope Benedict Resigned

It’s very unusual for a pope to resign. Most die in office. There’s some speculation that Pope Benedict (Joseph Ratzinger) resigned to cleanse the church of what’s been called “The Filth”:

“A report Benedict himself commissioned into the state of the Curia landed on his desk in January [2012]. It revealed that ‘The Filth’ — or more specifically, the paedophile priest scandal — had entered the bureaucracy. . . . The Filth has been corroding the soul of the Catholic Church for years, and the reason is the power-grabbing ineptitude and secrecy of the Curia — which failed to deal with the perpetrators. Now the Curia itself stands accused of being part of The Filth.

"Benedict realises the Curia must be reformed root and branch. He knows this is a mammoth task.

“He is too old, and too implicated, to clean it up himself. He has resigned to make way for a younger, more dynamic successor, untainted by scandal — and a similarly recast Curia.

“Benedict was not prepared to wait for his own death to sweep out the gang who run the place.

“In one extraordinary gesture, by resigning, he gets rid of the lot of them.”

The Catholic Church has been rightly criticized for its “sex scandals” and charges of cover-ups. (I do find it interesting that public schools have a higher percentage of teachers who use sex as a tool for exploitation and pleasure, and this says nothing about the easy access of drugs, reports of rape, sexual liaisons in the classroom, counterfeiting, and stabbings that are almost a daily occurrence.)

It’s the Catholic Church’s failure to act swiftly and decisively on the matter that has disillusioned and enraged church members. No one likes a cover-up, especially religious devotees who believe the church is a means of salvation.

The Church must also come to grips with reality and admit to itself that some priests, like the population in general, like to have sex with others of the same sex. “Some church experts estimate that 20% to 50% of the current 45,000 U.S. priests are homosexual.”1 Others put the percentage numbers in the range of 10 to 30 percent.

“Father Donald Cozzens, an author, psychologist, and Catholic seminary president says that there is such a high percentage of gay priests in the church that he is concerned that ‘the priesthood is or is becoming a gay profession.2In his book, ‘The Changing Face of the Priesthood,’—published in the year 2000—he estimates that 50% of Roman Catholic priests have a homosexual orientation.”

The priesthood is so dominated by homosexuals that Paul Wilkes, who studied 600 parishes for his book Excellent Catholic Parishes: A Guide to Best Places and Practices, makes this telling observation, “If we drove all the gay priests out of the priesthood, our Masses would be on videotape.”3 The Church has made it easy for homosexuals to enter the chicken coop. The homosexual-dominated non-denominational Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is a lesson in sexual political reality. “Two sociologists who studied MCC in its formative years found magazines with ads for sex next to devotional literature. One congregation member referred to its youth ministry as ‘the Chicken Coop’ because it attracted predatory older men, ‘chicken hawks.’”4

The church’s unbiblical, illogical, and irrational policy that priests must not marry and thus remain celibate is partly being blamed for the sexual scandal. There certainly is a lot of truth in this, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

Has anyone noticed that the majority of priests aren’t having sex with teenage girls? The male priests are having sex with young males. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, read the following statement after a meeting of the United Nations human rights council in Geneva: “Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90 per cent belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 and 17.”

Many homosexual men are becoming priests because that’s where young, impressionable, and vulnerable boys are found. These men enjoy having sex with boys in the same way that Willie Sutton enjoyed robbing banks: "That's where the money was." In the case of the priesthood, "That's where the young boys are."

Most adult homosexuals were first lured into the homosexual lifestyle by men when they were boys. But who can say this in today’s ethically paranoid and politically correct society?

The Roman Catholic Church has had a difficult time recruiting men to the priesthood. Homosexuals see this as an opportunity. Why not go where there’s an almost unlimited supply of young men whose parents consider priests to be god-like? Are we surprised that the Boy Scouts have also become a target of homosexuals? Once again, it’s where boys can be found for recruitment purposes.

Don’t think it’s just the Catholics that have a homosexual problem among their clergy. It just happens that the Catholic Church is the biggest and most despised target of liberals. Give the anti-Christians time to get around to the others. The strategy for infiltration, demolition, and eventual takeover is clearly in sight.

Let’s hope and pray that Ratzinger’s self-sacrifice leads to the cleaning of the Augean Stables of homosexual filth from the Roman Catholic Church.

  1. Cathy Lynn Grossman, “Hot under the collar: Gay Catholics angry, say they’ve been singled out,” USA Today (April 25, 2002), 9D. These numbers are confirmed in Jason Berry, Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children (New York: Doubleday, 1992), 188. []
  2. Gay Priests,Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (April 5, 2002). []
  3. Grossman, “Hot under the collar,” 9D. []
  4. Berry, Lead Us Not Into Temptation, 198. []



  • patriotusa2

    Corruption, immorality, and deceit is rife in today's world and was prophesied to be so in the the latter days. Lawlessness is one of the signs of the end and so is immorality. Physical and spiritual chastisements for sin will follow as the world unravels before our eyes and evil penetrates every facet of life. We are told that these things will happen and that nothing will escape the wrath of he who knows his time is short and roams this earth searching for the destruction of souls. The scoffers will contend that evil has always existed as it has, but the Lord tells us that towards the end everything including the conditions of the weather, will come upon the world with extreme frequency and the sins of Sodom will intensify. There is no institution whether it be Church or secular that will escape the adversary of God as the Lord's time draws near, and our salvation lies only in our individual obedience to our Creator.

    • Screeminmeeme

      patriotusa2....Amen...Well said. the the culmination of the end of the age draws near, the wicked will wax more wicked.

      2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
      2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

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  • truebluedetroiter

    I don't think this article is being quite honest. Homosexuals are not pedophiles. Maybe in some cases this may have been true, that a gay man will join the priesthood to molest children. The pedophiles are very sick people. I don't know how the church would have been able to determine if someone had pedophile intentions while going thru seminary or not.
    BUT it's just like the gun free zones - where do you think the trigger happy person is going to go?

    • /.murphy

      I agree with that. The other thing people don't really think about is how and why the Catholic Church ended up with so many homosexual priests. Back when gays had to stay in the closet, I think they were simply drawn to a profession where they didn't have to marry (didn't upset Mom), and they could legitimately repress their sexuality. Unfortunately, many pedophiles were drawn into the priesthood as well.

      • John Madison

        I was in the seminary before Vatican II and a special effort was made to weed out homosexuals. The homosexuals who made it in prior to the mid 1960's were great actors and liars and a small minority. And, to "true blue" homosexuals may not be pedophiles, but pedophiles attracted to males ARE homosexual. And a large number of abuse cases in the Church involved males past puberty, in which case they are cases of underage homosexual molestation, not pedophilia. It is a homosexual problem in the Church.

        • MayPA

          And the government is insisting that the Boys Scouts of America allow homosexual to join.

        • RescueKyron

          Obbba is experienced. Why do you think they keep crowding around him?

        • netandyawho

          He is like a maggot that draws human garbage into every nook and cranny
          of the Presidency. Joe Stalin and Hitler were evil, but not as morally bankrupt as this illegal alien!

        • /.murphy

          Interesting; it shows Church awareness of that issue. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience, John.

        • RescueKyron

          Vatican II opened the gate to homos and pedophiles and to the Call To Action thugs that worked promoting Communism. Yes, Communism, working with commitment in Central and South America. Prior to VII, both homos and peds were talented actors hiding their motivations. Nuns pulled the curtains back on some US Bishops, especially a nun in California who without hesitation clobbered the famous east coast weirdo, and citizens laser beamed them. A real fight with the hierarchy including US Bishops Conference is still involved, and even now the Pope has withdrawn which will plummet a score of the creeps into h*ll fast. There is a nest in the Church that must be eliminated, and this Pope has, according to some Catholic reporters/theologians opened the trap door from under them. Strategies and Strangleholds. We will see what happens and it better be with a lot of brooms and fumigating. Catholics refuse to accept these sickos now.

    • smartgranny55

      to attach the term "very sick" to a pedophile is dumbing down what pedophilia is. It is sin, it is evil. There is nothing moral or right about pedophilia or homosexuality.

      • RescueKyron, granny, what IS pedophilia? Tell us, without the moral tags you already applied. We know it is evil and dangerous, but please tell us exactly what is pedophilia?

    • Scirel

      Did you read the article? Gary didn't use "pedophile" even once, so I don't know where you got this. BTW, it's called CTRL+F.
      Hey Gary - As always, thanks for the insights!

    • Don39

      You conveniently choose to ignore the facts. The fact that a significant number of homosexuals are initiated as victims of pedophiles. And the fact that the first victims of homosexual pedophiles are youth of the same sex.

      • RescueKyron

        Read this please.

        Indeed there is an Agenda. CLOSE the FEDERAL DEPT OF EDUCATION and return the responsibilities to the States where it was when we had world class education, excellent teachers, students proud to be students and weren't bullied or killing each other or school officials and themselves. Get our kids away from the MONSTERS.

    • RescueKyron

      Not buyin' it, NATHAN. Homos ARE pedophiles along with straights are pedophiles. Homos are NOT clean. Their action is called SODOMY. Straight's action is called SEX. Homos have brought disruption in society, sickness, forced funds to be used to heal their sickness while cancer and other sicknesses of HUMANITY receives less attention. Funds better applied would be to determine causes of homosexuality. THERE ARE CAUSES for all sicknesses. We KNOW the list of causes of most diseases but we do not try to find the cause of the sickness of homosexuality. Similar to the idiot gun grabbers who lack the smarts to understand there are CAUSES, REASONS kids kill. Idiot Grabbers have un-American Agendas and just want to take away the 2nd Amendment. THOSE grabbers are as goofy as any other mentally diseased person... and they are in our government!! Move them O.U.T.

  • Valerie Protopapas

    There is an excellent book on this subject - the takeover of the Church's "middle management" by homosexuals and the turning of seminaries into "gay" institutions. It was written quite a while ago, actually, and is entitled "Good-bye Good Men," referring to the legitimate candidates for the priesthood who are turned away from these seminaries.

    • Aubreylover

      There is also another book "AA-1025: Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle", which highlights the communist infiltration of the Church. It's a good thing God didn't allow Satan more than a century to test us, or I don't know if anyone would spiritually have survived!

  • libs r cowards

    Catholic priest are always in the news for being pedophiles the Catholic religion has become a demonic cult for devil lovers and child touchers

    • RescueKyron

      Yup, we were warned that Satan would be clamoring to destroy it, but He, Jesus, said that they (the Gates of Hell) WILL NOT PREVAIL.

  • Barbaracvm

    There are mental tests that should be administered to the candidates. Or they used to be evaluated. Police, firemen and other occupations are tested for mental stability so why are the future priests not tested.

  • randy

    Wolves in sheeps clothing is a fitting statement. I believe there will be special judgements for people who hurt and take away the trust of the innocent. And satan comes as an angel of not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever they have sown, they will reap. To get what you give.

  • John Madison

    The Catholic Church in the USA dropped many of it's screening protocols for homosexuals after Vatican II. In many areas, Detroit where I live being one, the seminary admissions were put into to the hands dissident nuns. When I was a child, the priests I had contact with were MEN, men who had made a sacrifice to serve Christ. Priests I have contact with today, with few exceptions, are the most effeminate men I've ever encountered, the product of women doing the admitting into seminary, making special exception to homosexuals, while discouraging orthodox men from admittance.

    • RescueKyron

      Yes, the communist feminists infiltrated the church in nun's habits then ripped them off, refusing to wear them, donned pants suits and lipsticks. Children in those days tugged their mom's dress looking up after being introduced to a female in street clothes that the mom said this is SISTER blah blah... and the children said, Mom, she isn't a Sister, she's not dressed!!! Dirty Rotten Filthy Commies. They worked to feminize males everywhere, enabling homosexuals into the priesthood, and moving mothers out of the home and destroying masculinity. Commies are powerful, they are in our government in hordes because we have been "nice" to them. Kick them OUT. Vote ONLY for committed Christians. If they are pro-abortion, pro-same sex marriage, they are NOT Christians. You will start a big angry ugly fight that WE CAN WIN.

  • Madlyn Cole

    Is this story based on fact? I often wondered about the sexual orientation of priests. I also remember back in the 70's when the homosexual community asked to be left alone. They said they were not recruiting. That they were born that way not made. That they had no desire to prey on our youth or recruit straights into their culture. Well guess what? That was all a lie. They are predatory and they do want to corrupt our youth. Look at the indoctrination that's going on in our public schools. You can't talk about Jesus or pray in public, but you can spout the liberal, progressive, anti-American, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim pro-gay rhetoric. It's ok to tell our children that certain events in history never happened or that spelling is not important. It's ok to dumb down the population because it makes them easy marks for those of the Marxist persuasion to want to undermine the American way of life. Look at the current occupant of the White House. He was weaned on communism from his parents, mentors and others he associated with his whole life. We can't let this continue. We can't be sheep like the Jews who were too afraid to take a stand in Nazi Europe. We have to stand up and fight for what we believe in or else it's over.

    • RescueKyron

      We as middle class, Patriotic, Christian Americans back in the 60's were not strong enough to fight evil and we let it leak, seep, flood, into the tsunami we are being destroyed in today which will not stop unless we GET REAL. No more polly anna bs. All that is Necessary for Evil to succeed is for GOOD men to DO NOTHING. A smart white guy said that a few years ago. Yes, Stand and FIGHT. FIRST and FOREMOST, VOTE FOR DECLARED AND COMMITTED CHRISTIANS. Catholic and Protestant candidates who are pro-choice are pro-evil. Dump them. LITMUS TEST THE H*LL OUT OF THEM. IT IS OUR RIGHT. Muslims reject Christianity. Jews STILL reject CHRIST. What the bleep are we thinking??? Listen, now is the time when those against Christ will come after us from every slick angle slamming us for demanding CHRISTIANS fill our government. They have prepared for this, they have setup laws they can use to slam us. To H*ll with them. Onward Christian Soldiers, we ARE marching into war. Yeah, watch the creeps plop their crap about racism, about anti-semitism, about Rights of Athiests, (exactly what political rights did we give them?) about McCarthyism (American Hero just now being recognized), about medieval religious wars. BRING IT ON, IDIOTS. YOU HAVE AWAKEN THE BIG DOG AND WE ARE GOING TO BITE AND FIGHT.

  • Buddha22

    This article is filled with conjecture and no facts. Most of the cases of pedophile by priests occurred in the '70s and earlier. Anyone who is inside the Catholic Church would disagree strongly with this article. The cover-up of the sex abuse has been made public over the last 20 years. I think the author ought to go visit a seminary and see that the men answering the call to priesthood are certainly not the same as this article tries to picture.

  • Michelle

    I don't get it: Godfather Politics poo-poos everything the MSM says in regard to everything EXCEPT the Church... and here you are quoting an article in the Daily Mail? This newspaper is not exactly known for its honesty in reporting.

    Furthermore, why do you assume that Ratzinger is "implicated" and that he has done nothing about the situation? Oh, wait... probably because the MSM loves to splash negative reports everywhere when bad things happen, but they never bother to report on what gets done about it. Ratzinger, first as Cardinal and then as Pope, put many measures in place to prevent pedophiles and homosexuals from entering the priesthood, as well as to remove and punish those responsible for the atrocities committed against children. As Pope, he even removed 2 to 3 bishops a month.

    I'm seriously disappointed in the way you've handled this article.

    • Don39

      Sometimes, even the left can not ignore the truth and gets it right!

  • Barb Patton

    The Catholic church has always been filled to the brim with dramas and scandals. We can even start off with St Peter (upon this rock I will build My church), who lied and denied that he knew Jesus.. As the centuries have waxed and waned more and more dramas and murder, lies, marriages and abortions have been the order of the day in the Catholic Church. When I asked a catholic priest about the gay/phedophile problem in the church in the 1960's he remarked that "all churches have their history and scandals". I took that as a "So what". In 2013 there is really nothing new under the sun and we are reaching the end of the present reign of Satan and his minions. One can only wonder whether the Catholic church in Rome is indeed the Whore of Babylon quoted in Revelations.

  • Dempseycoleman

    I for one never really liked te Catholic Church or trusted it.
    I called my Father Daddy I personally reserve the word
    Father for Lord God

    • netandyawho

      I feel sorry for your lack of intellectual integrity.

    • Monty

      i simply feel sorry for your foolishness!

  • Marc Conder

    As a roman catholic I grieve over my church. It is not to late however, priests must be asked forthrightly, 'Are you Gay?' Then, 'Are you celibate?'...and 'Have you ever had sex with another male , following your vows as a priest?' Any one who declines to answer, any one who pulls out the religion as a cover up, should be put under oath, and asked again. All men who enter the seminary should be required to undergo an MMPI and any other personality predictor that may well show homosexuality. NO gays must ever be allowed to join the church as a member of the priesthood.No serving priests should be allowed to continue if they are not now, and can claim they always been celibate. We have a great many contemplative orders with religious houses they could be assigned to where they will never see another soul, excepting fellow priests. Or, they should be encouraged to retire. The church can love the sinner, but not the sin. Breaking ones vows is a sin.

  • Joyce Oak

    I don't believe that is the only reason the Pope resigned. Read "Windswept House" by Malachi Martin and get the rest of the story.

  • Scott Wilson

    "It’s the Catholic Church’s failure to act swiftly and decisively on the matter that has disillusioned and enraged church members."

    When you say "failure to act swiftly and decisively," I think you mean "repeated institutional policy to actively hide child molesters and protect them from legal prosecution." Slight difference.