READING FATHER DESPARD'S BOOK
|Fr Matthew Despard|
So of course I did what people who hate censorship do - I searched until I found the book and have just finished reading it.
Matthew Despard is an incardinated priest of the Diocese of Motherwell in Scotland. He started his priestly training as an Alexian Brother (nursing) and eventually was ordained a priest.
From reading the book - and from enquiries I have made - he is a good man, a spiritual man and a man who wants to be a good priest to the people he serves. He appears to pray, to love celebrating the Mass and to love ministering to the People of God.
But he has fallen foul of the immensely powerful and cynical CLERICAL CLUB that exists in the Roman Catholic priesthood.
Furthermore he has fallen foul of the equally immensely powerful, cynical and wicked HOMOSEXUAL CLIQUE that is running the Roman Catholic Church all over the world today.
When he says that he has no problem with priests who have a homosexual orientation I believe him.
When he says that he has a problem with priests, whether heterosexual or homosexual, acting out their sexual feelings I also believe him and I think he is entitled to his view. His view is in fact basic Roman Catholic teaching on the need for universal celibacy for every Catholic priest.
The problem is that COMPULSORY CELIBACY is not working and never has. In the 2000 year history of the Catholic Church there have always been popes, cardinals, bishops, priests, monks and nuns who have not been able to - or want - to live out the promise to be celibate and sexually inactive.
We have seen this especially in recent decades with all the scandals that have made their way into the media about "bonking" bishops and priests and about priests abusing children and bishops covering up for them.
The clear message is that CELIBACY should be OPTIONAL and not COMPULSORY. Then you will have happily married priests and happy celibate priests.
Of course there is the further major question of promiscuity among the clergy - straight, bisexual and gay.
Is it ever ok for a priest to be whoring around - whether with women or men or indeed both?
And its this whoring around that Father Despard is complaining of - and the fact that the whoring around priests, especially the gay one, have taken over the Catholic Church and are bullying and torturing other priests who want to be celibate and virginal.
The Christian ideal is that our sexual powers should be used in the context of married, committed love - but at least in the context of love. Its hard to see how even the most liberal interpretation of Christianity allows from orgy like sexuality?
Father Despard - himself fully heterosexual - was the victim of unwanted sexual advances from gay priests - who when he spurned their advances decided to wage a vicious and spiteful battle against him - making his life unbearable. On one occasion a fellow priest used his credit card to have Father Despard sent a parcel full of ladies underwear.
The gay cabal in Motherwell Diocese were also out of control and the Bishop Devine seemed to be the cabal's either willing or unwilling prisoner.
Bishop Devine, now retired to a plush retirement home, had suspended Father Despard and he has been waiting to go on trial at a Church Court - accused of what - we do not know!
Reading Father Despard's book I got a strong feeling that he is indeed the victim of a great injustice.
Of course I also got the strong feeling that he is a very determined, shoot-from-the-hip guy himself and maybe, at times he might have done better by being a bit more diplomatic. But then again, as I know myself, how can diplomacy work in an organisation that is riddled with sexual corruption and every other form of corruption known to mankind.
Father Despard in one sense has committed the greatest sin in Roman Catholicism - he has challenged the authority and power of those in command. That may be an "unforgivable sin" in Roman Catholicism.
But what a waste of a good priest like Matthew Despard - who has been more sinned against that sinning. Is there a way back for him? With the CLERICAL CLUB in Motherwell all against him could he be at peace in Motherwell? Would they even leave him in peace?
I do not know what Father Despard himself wants. Would he go to another diocese and even if he did would the CLERICAL CLUB's power reach and effect him there?
Would he fancy being a priest in a conservative organisation like the breakaway Society of St Pius X?
How would he do in America?
The problem is that the GAY MAFIA is running the priesthood all over the world now.
I wish him well. I will be praying for him.