Bernardo M. Villegas
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Gates of Hell Won`t Prevail (Part 2)
published: May 24, 2019

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published: May 17, 2019

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published: May 31, 2019

From US to German Model
published: May 21, 2019

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Gates of Hell Won`t Prevail (Part 2)
           Given this concurrence of events in the 1960s and 1970s, i.e. the deteriorating moral environment as regards sexual behavior and the heretical moral teachings that could easily be used to justify any morally repellent act as pedophilia, are we going to be surprised if the question of pedophilia started being acute during the second half of the 1980s? A generation of adolescents reared in an environment of “anything goes in sex” were the pool from which seminarians were being recruited.  Once in the seminaries, these young men were often exposed to individual bishops who rejected Catholic tradition as a whole and sought to bring about a kind of new, modern “Catholicity” in their dioceses.  It is worth noting here what Benedict XVI commented casually.  Since under the pontificate of St. John Paul II, the future Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) was the guardian of Catholic doctrine, some bishops actually tried to prevent their seminarians to read the books of Ratzinger.  As he himself recounts:  “Perhaps it is worth mentioning that in not a few seminaries, students caught reading my books were considered unsuitable for the priesthood.  My books were hidden away, like bad literature, and only read under the desk.”