Dating an orthodox seminarian
As a result of the coverage, Paraniuk was rebuked by his superiors, presumably ending this covert practice of compassion toward gays and lesbians. In 1994, Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk wrote a private letter to a physician, complaining I had “written a series of articles denigrating the Catholic Church.” Adherents of non-traditional religions also have cause to distrust me.In 1991, I wrote an article exposing the “other life” of the psychologist who screened candidates for the priesthood in Cincinnati.“Rash accusations have been made.” Pilarczyk even argues the church’s sex-abuse scandal doesn’t really have anything to do with the church at all.“It is not the case that something is wrong with the structure of basic law of the church and that, once that’s fixed, everything will be all right,” he writes.You'd think that one of the benefits to the saturation of pornography on the Net is that it would free up other communal areas (like theatre) for more serious, sexual inquiry, but the existence of this show contradicts that assumption.Seems the helpless anxiety Americans feel regarding their sexual worth has made porno-thought the end-all be-all hip perception, which is absurdly sad, considering that the entire point of porno is to be as mindless as possible, so that expedient release might be inspired (i.e., money made).“But sexual abuse of children is not a rampant moral disease that afflicts large numbers of clergy.” After so many priests in so many places have hurt so many children, arguing percentages shows more than defensiveness; it displays a cold disrespect for the suffering people have endured.Time and again, when trying to signal compassion and sorrow for the kids, Pilarczyk can’t stop himself from defending his operation.
But I also know it is one of the most oppressive and perverse institutions in the world. What is surprising, however, is the intransigence of the men responsible for doing something about the scandals.Reading this article, I found I didn't sympathize with anyone.The female performers evidently have a vacuum-packed bubble of narcissism sealed around their minds, preventing them from realizing that the only dignified response to their self-exploitation is indifference.He was worshipful master of the nearby Masonic lodge — even though Catholicism forbids Masonic membership — and a practitioner of past-life regression, something incompatible with church teaching. It was in the seminary that I first saw marijuana — it was growing in the school’s biology lab.I either have so many conflicts of interest that I’m unqualified to write this story, or I have such familiarity with the issues that I must write it. It was in the seminary that I witnessed devil worship — granted, only once, and performed as a joke, but with the calculated appearance of earnestness.