“From [God] we receive our nature as man and woman,” he said. “This is intolerable to modern minds. Gender ideology is a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God. Thus some rebel against God and pointlessly mutilate themselves in order to change their sex. But in reality they do not fundamentally change anything of their structure as man or woman.”

“We are an entirely lay-driven apostolate of Massgoing Catholics,” Jonathan Carp, the executive director of the St. Peter Damian Society, said. “We’re really a cross section of faithful Catholics from across the country.”

“They also demand that bishops “shed the royal raiment and regalia of the episcopate” and “put women in church leadership… [including] reopen[ing] the discussion of women’s ordination, and to name women as cardinals at the next consistory and at every consistory going forward until a balance is achieved,” and require every church to pray a certain prayer every Sunday for a “reformed church” that meets their definition of the Church that Christ established.”

A Holy Priesthood

“While Pope Francis has ignited some confusion amongst the laity with his public pronouncements on homosexuality (“Who am I to judge?”, which was his off-the-cuff response to a question about his advancement of a priest with known homosexual proclivities), he has on other occasions spoken against homosexuality in the priesthood, at least in a general way.”

“Like Bernardin before him, McCarrick’s legacy is alive and well and will survive long past his exit from the clerical state. It lives on in his brother bishops and cardinals.”

No longer will we stand by in silence as priests fail to teach the truth in our churches.  No longer will we permit religious education teachers to lead our children into grievous error.  No longer will we permit our leaders to allow and even promote the scourge of sexual sin in the seminaries and the priesthood.