The quote (of Pope St. Felix III) used in our last article says it all: “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.” This is a meaningful, far-reaching statement, for two reasons: first, it dispels that oft-repeated (and futile) “Alter Christus” argument that so many culties like to cite to disallow any criticism of their cult-master idols. And, secondly, it also nullifies all the “detraction” arguments used to silence any criticism of them as well. As the saintly pope rightly pointed out, it is actually sinful NOT to confound such men -- and that we actually have a moral obligation to oppose and expose these creeps.
“But,” one of Dannie’s culties might protest, “His Excellency and Father Cekada are good, decent men, so why pick on them?” The answer, of course, is that they are NOT “good, decent men.” They are scum, and there are mountains of factual evidence to back up that claim: Schiavo, the 2009 school debacle (and how it was “swept under the rug”), the exodus of half their parish after that debacle – you name it. There is nothing more that we need to prove on that score. So why, with such overwhelming evidence, are Dannie and Tony “still in business”? Why have they not been exposed or opposed – at least to any significant degree – by their former parishioners?
Well, for that, we must go back to that “Alter Christus” thing again, and that old Catholic “obedience” thing of "not questioning our priests.” The fact is, most of those who left SGG after the school scandals left “with their tails between their legs”: they kept silent. Perhaps (they thought), they were gone from SGG and were now “safe,” so why “take retribution” or “make waves.” Perhaps, too, they might have thought that Dannie and Tony merely “made a mistake” – so why “throw them under the bus” for that? Then, too, they might have been too lazy or too cowardly to do anything, and they used the “Alter Christus” ploy as an excuse for doing nothing. Whatever their reasons, they did nothing.
And what did they accomplish by “not making waves”? They enabled the cult-masters to continue their mischief, that’s what. Because of their inaction, Dannie and Tony were able to keep making their “waves” – and a lot of people got “drowned” in the process. After the 2009 school debacle, the children of many remaining SGGers became thoroughly disillusioned; and their resulting “drop-out” rate was atrocious. Not only that: some of them (besides losing the Faith) became thoroughly dissolute, with several having children out of wedlock – and at least one confirmed case of a girl becoming lesbian, and another taking the “transgender” route. Perhaps if those who left had been more vocal about it, those kids’ parents might have followed suit and left, taking both themselves and their kids out of harm’s way.
The fact that most of those who left SGG did not make their reasons widely known is “a biggie.” Let us re-look at Pope Felix’s words: “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.” “When we can do it” are the operative words here. These people could do it – but they didn’t. That is something that they must think about – especially about the consequences of their hesitancy and their reluctance to “make waves.” But, fortunately, they can rectify that situation. It is not too late for them to make those waves – to get re-involved – to voice their input this time around.
In fact, now (oddly enough) may be a better time for them to do so, for the years of cult-master abuse since that time might have “softened up” the Gerties to the point where they are now more “receptive” to what these former parishioners (who left back then) have to say. We’re also sure that the people still at SGG (and who oppose the cult-masters) remember many of these former parishioners, and know how to contact them. We ask that they do just that, and then solicit whatever input they can get. It would also be good for all concerned to “review” what has gone on all these years, to ensure that everyone is aware – to show them that the cult-masters “have not changed their stripes.”
We have devoted quite a bit of time to this ”hesitancy” thing, but we think it was time well spent, for we see this as the greatest barrier to people doing the right thing. We hope that this has convinced them that their “hesitancy” has negative consequences, that they share responsibility for those consequences, and that their inaction against the cult-masters “is no less a sin than to encourage them.” This applies not only for those who have left SGG, but for those who are still there, and who oppose the cult-masters, but for some reason still “tolerate” them. By whatever degree they do not act, by that same degree are they also culpable.
So then, we hope that what we’ve said here sufficiently explains the reasons for acting against the cult-masters, and in strengthening peoples’ resolve to do so. People must come to the hard realization that Dannie and Tony are not good men. In fact, they are not even competent men: as Pistrina has proved so conclusively, they are certainly not “scholars,” Latinists, or “theologians.” All of their attempts at “scholarship” – such as SGG’s recent embarrassment, “Ordo 2016” -- have been miserable failures. All they have to offer – all they’ve ever had to offer -- are Catholicism’s cosmetics, “the show,” and nothing more.
Indeed, they’re a couple of bungling fools -- but they are not benign bungling fools. They are malicious, and they are dead serious in their motives – and their motives are not Catholic. Indeed, they’re all about MONEY – and nothing else. People must come to this realization: that behind all the syrup and the sanctimony, there’s really nothing there. Once people can focus on this – and comprehend this – then organizing opposition to the cult-masters will be a much easier task. And -- just what kinds of steps that task will entail – that will the subject of our next article. Until then, “stay tuned.”