Cardinal Raymond Burke: ‘Very Grave Problem of Homosexual Culture in the Church’

“I believe that there needs to be an open recognition that we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church,” said Burke, “especially among the clergy and the hierarchy, that needs to be addressed honestly and efficaciously.”  The former head of the church’s equivalent of the Supreme Court said it was already “clear that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men.”  “There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this,” he said, referring to the mainstream media cover-up of the homosexual nature of the abuse as well as such denial within the church itself.  “Now it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root,” Burke said.  The cardinal’s analysis of the situation coincides with another report by the president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue.  In his report, Mr. Donohue, who is a trained sociologist, decried the ongoing “media cover-up of the role played by gay molesters” in the church.

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