Pope Benedict Posthumously Reveals Catholic Seminaries Have Become A Haven For Gay Clubs

Pope Benedict Posthumously Reveals Catholic Seminaries Have Become A Haven For Gay Clubs

The late Pope Benedict XVI wrote in a book to be published after his death that homosexual clubs openly operate in Catholic seminaries.

Benedict’s posthumous writings also claim that his successor, Pope Francis, is pushing the church to a more progressive agenda.

Benedict died on New Year’s Eve in 2022. His writings reveal that there were forces in the church that allowed homosexual activity to flourish.

As translated from Italian, Benedict’s writings state that he no longer wished to publish anything so long as he lived, because of the fierce opposition he would face if he made such revelations.

“There were individual bishops, and not only in the United States, who rejected the Catholic tradition as a whole, aiming in their dioceses to develop a kind of new, modern catholicity. Perhaps it is worth mentioning the fact that, in not a few seminaries, students caught reading my books were considered unfit for the priesthood. My books were concealed as harmful literature and were read only in secret, so to speak,” he wrote.

“In various seminaries homosexual ‘clubs’ were formed which acted more or less openly and which clearly transformed the atmosphere in the seminaries. In a seminary in southern Germany, candidates for the priesthood and candidates for the lay office of pastoral referent lived together,” he continued.

“During common meals, the seminarians were together with married pastoral representatives, partly accompanied by their wives and children and in some cases by their girlfriends. The climate in the seminary could not help priestly formation,” he wrote, noting that a “bishop who had previously been rector had allowed seminarians to be shown pornographic films, presumably with the intention of thereby enabling them to resist against behavior contrary to the faith.”

Pope Francis had previously said that pornography was a tool of the devil. He made those comments in October.


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