What Is Going On
Inside the Vatican?

Over the years, I have read many tales alleging fraud and immorality at the heart of the Catholic cult. Many of these accounts have addressed dark secrets of hidden activities that the Vatican publicly condemns.

I cannot count the number of articles I have read that address alleged rampant homosexuality among the residents of the epicenter of the Romish hierarchy. Can it be true that the religion that supposedly considers homosexual conduct to be a grievous sin and one the practice of which disqualifies candidates for admission to seminaries condones or encourages homosexuality within the ranks of its hierarchical leadership?

Not too long ago, a cardinal who was an important member of the Curia published accusations that Freemasonry is alive and well in Vatican City. How could this be, considering that the Catholic Church condemns Freemasonry. When Cardinal Josef Ratzinger was Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he published a declaration, with the Pope's approval, in which he made clear where the Roman Church supposedly stands in regards to Freemasonry. That declaration appeared in full in the 5 December 1983 edition of L'Osservatore Romano. What follows is a portion of that declaration:

. . .therefore the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.

It is not within the competence of local ecclesiastical authorities to give a judgment on the nature of Masonic associations which would imply a derogation from what has been decided above, and this in line with the Declaration of this Sacred Congregation issued on 17 February 1981—quoted from Catholics and Masonry, The Angelus, August 1985, Volume VIII, Number 8, © 1985 The Angelus Press

After reading the above, I invite readers to visit a site where they might read accounts of homosexuality, Freemasonry and corruption written by a group of Vatican insiders. These words are on the flyleaf of a book entitled, The Shroud of Secrecy:

Shroud of Secrecy offers an insider's account of intrigue, sex, and corruption within the Vatican. It is the first treatise of written protest from within the Church since 1517, when Martin Luther posted his historic 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Written by a small group of Vatican prelates who call themselves the Millenari, its publication breaks a code of silence that has allowed impropriety and hypocrisy within the Catholic Church to flourish.—Review of The Shroud of Secrecy, in Vatican Corruption  —  Book Overviews, Copyright © 1993-2002 by Father David C. Trosch

Haven't made up your mind whether you want to go to all the trouble of reading an entire article? Perhaps this brief excerpt will waken your curiosity:

In ecclesiastical circles, and particularly in the Vatican Curia, homosexuality is either a slander that taints the victim for the rest of his life, or a competition that prelates enter to see how much they can get away with. It is, nevertheless, a dangerous sport played by the less sophisticated.

In some Vatican circles, the phenomenon of homosexuality–a state of being that today is regarded with clemency and understanding– can help a hopeful candidate advance more quickly and cause a rival to lose the desire to present himself for promotion. The intrigues are cruel, and the protagonists are even more so.—excerpts from The Shroud of Secrecy, Copyright © 1993-2002 by Father David C. Trosch

I consider the book to be worth reading.

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