Interview 038 — Fr. Ripperger on the abuse crisis and the theology of the priesthood


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Image result for Wuerl clericalism memeToday we are rejoined by Fr. Chad Ripperger, PhD, to talk about the abuse crisis in the Church in light of the revelations concerning former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the mass cover-ups carried out by bishops in Pennsylvania as revealed by the PA Grand Jury report, and the allegations against the Pope made by Archbishop Viganó. Instead of rehashing what has made the rounds on news, blogs and op-ed pieces, Fr. Ripperger discusses past Church legislation governing seminarians and clergy, and how the Vatican directed seminaries to deal with the problem of corrupt seminarians before Vatican II. He addresses the problem of homosexuality and the wider problem of a failure to keep chastity among seminarians, priests and bishops. Lastly, Father deals with the argument that everything is to blame on “clericalism” and shows that this is a veiled attack on the Catholic priesthood, and what the theology of the priesthood actually is. Not to be missed.

More resources for Fr. Ripperger
Sensus Traditionis
Sensus Traditionis Press
Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother

Episode Notes

Deliverance Prayers (With an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Denver)

Our Lady of Sorrows
Diocese admits McCarrick violated minors
PA Grand Jury report shows Bishops covered-up
Archbishop Viganó alleges Pope knew about McCarrick
Modernism
Illud Horrendum Scelus of Pius V
Religiosorum Institutio
1917 Canon Law, Canon 2359, §2: “If clergy should engage in a delictum against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue with a minor below the age of sixteen, or take part in adultery, debauchery, bestiality, sodomy, pandering, incest with relatives or affines (kin) in the first degree, they are suspended, declared infamous, and are deprived of any office, benefice, dignity, responsibility, if they have such, whatever, and in more serious cases, they are to be deposed.”
Sacramentum Pœnitentiæ (Latin followed by English)
Rudy Kos

More episode notes will be compiled soon. I have to listen to it all again to make sure we link and source everything correctly.

6 thoughts on “Interview 038 — Fr. Ripperger on the abuse crisis and the theology of the priesthood

  1. David Lehr

    Thank you 👍

    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 3:01 PM Athanasius Contra Mundum wrote:

    > rubens7 posted: ” Download Play in New Window Today we are > rejoined by Fr. Chad Ripperger, PhD, to talk about the abuse crisis in the > Church in light of the revelations concerning former Cardinal Theodore > McCarrick, the mass cover-ups carried out by bi” >

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  2. erict (@erict27)

    The PA and John Jay reports have indicated most abuses were homosexual in nature, i.e., pederasty male on male.
    Also, surveys have indicated a very high percentage of priests have homosexual inclinations.
    Therefore, do parents have a right to ask their bishops if their priest might have such inclinations?

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  3. Mrs. Julie Stuifbergen

    Excellent talk! Thank you for the clarity of Church teaching and defense of the Sacred Priesthood. Please keep up the good work!

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  4. Bob Sontrop

    Fr. R., but also Dr. Ryan: .. can’t get enough of your clarity! .. BECAUSE OF your grasp of Church Teaching, history etc. and its consequent building up of CERTITUDE in a man’s “senses Fidelium”! What a blessed relief to sit in on this conversation —”interview” — between two sons of the Church who know what She is all about! We —my wife Elizabeth  —and I pray daily the Chaplet of St.Michael,
    with Fr.Ripperger  —and ALL exorcists — as one of the intended recipients of whatever graces God and His Holy Angels may wish to support and protect him. Meantime, I relish every moment given to hearing Father’s sermons, conferences, and Youtube videos.

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  5. Bob Sontrop

    This is my previous comment corrected and revised: Fr. R. and Dr.Ryan, because of your grasp of Church Teaching, history etc., you instil a CLARITY hard
    to come by, and you build up REAL certitude in a believer’s “Sensus Fidelium”!
    It has been a blessed relief, even sheer delight, to sit in on this conversation
     —”interview” —between two sons of the Church who do know what She is all
    about.
    As retirees and happy Grandparents, my wife Elizabeth and I see it as our
    avocation to develop the habit of daily prayer. Rosary? Of course. And we also
    pray daily the Chaplet of St.Michael (concluding with the Morning Offering and Ste.Thérèse’s “Prayer for Priests”). We’ve quickly included Fr.Ripperger ( .. and
    all exorcists) as intended recipients of whatever graces with which God and His
    Holy Angels which to support and protect him. ( .. that’s 27 “Hail Mary”s, Father,
    and 9 “Our Fathers”)
    Meantime, I continue to relish Father’s sermons, conferences, and Youtube
    videos.
    Thank you, Dr.Ryan, for having Fr.Ripperger as a regular interviewee!
    As for “in between moments” of striving for Holiness, we sinners fortunately
    also have Servant of God G.K.Chesterton to fall back on: ““When we rebuke a man for being a sinner, we imply that he has the powers of (becoming) a Saint.” (1929).

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