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From the Grave: Posthumous Pope Benedict Book Reveals ‘Gay Clubs’, Pornography In Seminaries

The late Pope wrote that high-ranking Church officials had “joined forces” to hide the real situation from coming to light.

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A new book from Pope Benedict XVI has been released posthumously, where the former Pope Emeritus claimed the clergy is betraying Catholicism to create a new, modern “catholicism,” and symptoms of the behavior include gay “clubs” operating openly in seminaries, and traditional Catholic values being rejected by bishops.

“What Christianity Is,” a collection of essays from Pope Benedict, born Joseph Ratzinger, was released following his death on New Year’s Eve last year. Some essays had been published previously, but the newly released ones included what appeared to be an attack on just how liberal the Catholic Church has become under the direction of his successor, Pope Francis.

Benedict wrote that bishops across the world, not just in America, have “rejected the Catholic tradition as a whole, aiming in their dioceses to develop a kind of new, modern catholicity.” As one example, Pope Francis endorsed Fr James Martin, New York-based Jesuit who has repeatedly challenged traditional teachings to fit the modern liberal world-view.

The former Pope, who retired in 2013, said that in seminaries, priest training schools, “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.”

Benedict added that the “fury” from liberal sections of the Church, such as the progressive circles in Germany, “is so strong that the appearance of my every word immediately causes a murderous shouting from them. I want to spare myself and Christendom this.”

In fact, the seminaries as a whole were suffering a “vast collapse” under Francis. “In various seminaries homosexual ‘clubs’ were formed which acted more or less openly and which clearly transformed the atmosphere in seminaries,” Benedict wrote.

The Pope claimed that he had even heard of one bishop who had allowed “seminarians to be shown pornographic films,” which Benedict ironically quipped was done “presumably with the intention of thereby enabling them to resist against behaviour contrary to the faith.”

Whenever there were challenges brought up by Benedict and others against the existence of the gay clubs, and the increase in progressive activity in the Church, he claimed that high-ranking Church officials “had joined forces in order to hide the real situation.”

The book from the late Pope Benedict is one of a number that have been published in the wake of his death at the end of last year. “Virtually all of these books have made waves, contributing to impressions of a mounting civil war in the church,” wrote John Allen Jr of the Catholic news outlet Crux.

“We are witnessing a monumental event in the history of the Churhc, the beginning of an outright civil war in the Church,” agreed Twitter commentator Pope Head. “If what is occurring right now in the Vatican occurred 400 years ago, Europe would undoubtably be dragged into outright war.”

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Jack Hadfield
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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting



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    January 24, 2023 at 8:33 pm


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    miles e drake md

    January 25, 2023 at 6:34 am

    With the passing of the Pope Emeritus and Cardinal Pell and the silencing of dissenters like Archbishops Vigano and Gaenswein and Father Pavone, the Church is now in the grip of the triple Bergoglian heresies of abortion accomodation, normalization of sodomy and sapphism and marxist Liberation Theology. The Vatican goal is now a secularized pseudochurch like that in China, administered by a uranian clerisy and controlled by communists in Beijing and globalists in Davos.

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    Boca Brat

    January 25, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Great article.

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