Irish Report By Patricius Anthony TRADITIO Traditional Roman Catholic Internet Site E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.traditio.com Copyright 2010 P. Anthony. Reproduction prohibited without authorization.
Although the modus operandi of Newchurch has been similar in Ireland to what it has been and continues to be in the U.S., many Irish Newchurchers, especially those over 40, have been considerably more vocal about the sex crimes and the vast cover-up than their American counterparts. More importantly, and unlike the situation in America, the mature generations of Ireland have placed the blame with Newchurch's hierarchy and its top official, Benedict-Ratzinger.
"Diabolical management" is how a Dublin Bed & Breakfast owner described the actions of Irish Church authorities and Benedict-Ratzinger. Nor did the owner, as so many clueless neocon Catholics often do, address Benedict-Ratzinger as "Holy Father," but, instead, spoke of him with disdain.
Unlike the situation in America, where the media have, for the most part, given Benedict-Ratzigner a "free pass" despite his deliberate orchestration of the sex crimes cover-up, the Irish press has placed the blame where it belongs. Granted, the country's six major newspapers are, as one elderly traditional Irishman described, "run by Masons," who will seek every opportunity to shed a negative light on what they consider to be the Church, they have, at least, carried out their investigative duty in shedding light on Newchurch's criminal activity.
A number of Irish interviewed have mentioned the documentary produced in conjunction with the BBC/Wallace Productions and entitled "Sex Crimes and the Vatican" as a good source for exposing the parties responsible. There have been no such efforts of this kind in the U.S., despite the power that visual presentations tend to have and the chance for the liberal American media to take some shots at what they think is a "conservative institution."
Unfortunately, while the Irish are considerably more attuned to Benedict-Ratzinger's criminal ways, like most Novus Ordinarians, they do not see the link between the scandals and Vatican II, and the radical changes that came in the Council's wake. When asked whether Vatican II played a role in the Newchurch sex scandals, most Irish Novus Ordinarians are nonplussed.
When asked about traditional Mass sites in and around Dublin, the same B&B owner did not know of any (although there are some available). Of the Mass she said something to the effect: "I like the Latin hymns, but not the Latin Mass." From these and other inquires, it is clear that Traditional Catholicism is better known and stronger in the U.S. than in Ireland. There are no independent priests or Mass sites available in the country, in which the half-traditional SSPX is, unfortunately, the only defective option.
Also noteworthy about the conservation was that the woman spoke of the SSPX as "Lefebvrists." She also considered Opus Dei "traditional." She believed that the latter organization offered the "Traditional Mass" locally.
As one would expect, a forthright Catholic perspective on the Newchurch sex scandals was provided by an elderly member of Maria Duce, the organization which Fr. Fahey founded in the early 1940s to combat, among other things, the cultural Marxism that began to seep into Ireland. She fondly remembered Fr. Fahey as a "quiet little man," "self effacing," and "kindly."
When the subject of the Newchurch sex scandals was brought up, she believed that severe punishment should be meted out to those who were guilty. She spoke of how "sin" is no longer considered a part of crime, but such crimes are looked on as merely "an infringement of human rights." She, too, pointed to Benedict-Ratzinger's role in the cover-up as despicable.
After speaking to Irish Novus Ordinarians about the Newchurch sex crimes, one certainly laments the Irish plight. Such sorrow, however, is mitigated by the fact that these same Novus Ordinarians have continued to support Newchurch. The Newchurch laity is also partly to blame for the sex crimes and Vatican II. Had Catholics resisted the changes, maybe the Modernists would have been thwarted.
Upon reflection, maybe the Newchurch sex scandals and financial shenanigans of Newchurch is Divine retribution for the laity's indifferentism to the Conciliar Revolution.