When someone does something illegal, wrong and morally disgusting, the first reaction is to get rid of the person, and the problem is gone.
Right? WRONG! In the meantime, the lives of others have been destroyed.
In the mind of the Catholic Church, this solves the problem. When a predator priest decides to molest little boys, the Church gets rid of the priest, and their hands are clean. But the problem is not caused by the Catholic Church. The problem lies elsewhere.
I’m about to show four documented cases related to the corruption that is taught in some (but not all) Catholic Seminaries. These four cases have one thing in common, which I will describe later with specific incidences that I experienced firsthand.
Father Jules Arceneaux – Arnaudville, Louisiana
In 2004, Father Jules Arceneaux, the priest at St. Francis Regis Catholic Church for two years, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a federal investigation into alleged child pornography discovered on a church computer.
In 2005, the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence. It could not be proven that the images downloaded on the church computer were those of children. Even though the Federal Government was finished with him, the Catholic Church was not. Arceneaux was removed from ministry when the allegations came to their attention.
Whether the allegations are true or not is something that will be a mystery from now on. Some who knew the priest believe it’s not true. Others who knew him before he was a priest may have a different opinion. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Father Charles Bordenca – Birmingham, Alabama
If you were to meet Father Bordenca, you’d think he was the coolest guy you’d ever met. He would laugh, joke and cut up with you. You wouldn’t believe he’s a child molester. But unfortunately, he had many victims. No one knows how many. I estimate it to be over a hundred. In the 1960’s, he was accused of molesting a 12 yr old boy. I knew the father of this victim, and he was not very happy about it. Over the years, Bordenca was also accused of inappropriately touching several men during counseling situations. Many victims are known, and many are not.
Not all of his victims were children. A long time friend of mine was once in the hospital and was treated for mental depression. We were such good friends, that he confided in me and told me the entire step-by-step story of how he was manipulated by Father Bordenca. I’m not going to get into it, but it’s nothing short of a horror story, and it would shock you.
Bordenca retired in 1991. He continued to work part-time as a priest until he was removed in 2002 and sent away.
Archbishop John Favalora – Miami, Florida
Favalora has been given the nickname, Lavender Mafia Leader, because he was accused of promoting homosexuality among his priests when he was the Archbishop of Miami for sixteen years. According to many people, Favalora played favorites. He rewarded his favorite homosexual priests and forgave them over and over again for disgusting acts of rampant sex, hedonism, embezzlement, alcoholism, and the railroading of the honest priests among them. At the same time, he punished the other priests for complaining about his actions.
The irony is, Favalora was once the president and rector of the seminary that has the worst reputation of promoting homosexuality and perversion among priests. If what these people say about him is true, it doesn’t come as a surprise. This is very similar to the way he conducted business when he was rector. I was there, and I’ll talk more about this shortly.
Father Clint Landry – Fairbanks, Alaska
Landry was ordained a priest in 2011. In 1984, he was attending the seminary. He must have taken a long leave of absence, and come back. In June, 2015, he was sentenced to ten years in Federal Prison after he was caught using a work computer to receive images of child pornography. He watched videos of minors engaged in “sexually explicit conduct”, through at least eight Yahoo accounts. These children were less than eleven years old.
Landry was currently serving his prison sentence at FCI Lompoc, a low security Federal correctional institution, in Santa Barbara, California. However, he as recently been transferred to FTC Oklahoma City. His release date is February 12, 2024.
What these four cases have in common
Each of these priests attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. How do I know this? Because I attended this same seminary from August, 1984 to May, 1985. During that school year, Favalora was the President / Rector. Arceneaux and Landry both attended Notre Dame Seminary that same year. Here’s a picture that was taken on the front steps of the building in May, 1985. I’m in the picture, and was 75 pounds heavier then than I am now.
I attended the Catholic Seminary for 3 years. From August 1985 to May 1987, I attended St. Meinrad Seminary in Southern Indiana. It was nothing like Notre Dame. To make a long story short, I loved St. Meinrad, and I hated Notre Dame. I’m going to tell you why I hated this God-Forsaken place so much.
What life was like at Notre Dame
At Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, you have to be part of a certain click in order to survive there. Survival, in this context, is mental survival, not physical. If a student is not a part of this click, everyone in the place wants him to get the hell out of there as fast as he can.
At first, I thought someone had to be from the State of Louisiana to be accepted. It was a lot more than that. The best way to describe this is with an actual incident that happened to me, during the first month I was there.
I going to describe it exactly as it happened, and I’m going to be blunt. One day in the hallway, when I was going to my room, another student stopped me and literally said to me, “Come on, Chuck! Come in my room with me and let’s have some fun!” The people there called me Chuck, and I hated that damn name. I was later told that Chuck is the term seminarians use for queer. Immediately, I said to the bastard, “No thanks. I’ll pass.” The next thing I remembered is being dragged into the room by the arm and thrown on the bed. I got up, and knocked the shit out of him. He fell against the wall, and was sitting on the floor with his mouth bleeding. As I walked out of the room, I looked at him, and he was laughing.
Word in a place like this gets around fast. No one else saw the incident. Within 24 hours, I was an outcast at Notre Dame, and everyone there let me know it. I was told to get the hell out of there by several students. However, the administrative staff are the ones who kick people out. They never threatened to get rid of me, but I knew they didn’t want me there. I believe that thought I was someone who would make waves.
Incidentally, the guy who literally tried to come on to me was a good friend of Father Jules Arceneaux.
Why am I concerned about this?
I could care less about the people at Notre Dame, or the other two gay seminaries. But I do have an interest in priests. I don’t like to see guys ordained when they shouldn’t be. Whether allegations against priests are true or not, the embarrassment is there, and stays there forever.
A priest is a public person. He is a servant of the people. Like any public person, he answers to the people he serves when he does something disgusting. And in case you’d like to know where I heard this, I’ll tell you. This was a speech that Favalora made during the first week that I attended Notre Dame. And by the way, a priest must practice what he preaches.
These four incidences are just a few. Over the years, I’ve read over a hundred sickening stories involving priests who studied at Notre Dame. These four happen to interest me because I knew the people charged.
Training for the Catholic priesthood is very difficult. To sum it up, an individual has to have his shit together. Before he can help other people, he must have his own life in order. This makes sense.
Unfortunately, the Catholic priesthood attracts gays and queers because of the lifestyle during the training process. A queer living in a seminary for 4 years is like a kid in a toy store. If he wants something, or someone to play with, all he has to do is look around. In this kind of environment, a gay studying for the priesthood is as happy as a lark. The seminary administration thinks he has all his shit together, and recommends him as a perfect candidate for the priesthood. In a nutshell, this is what Notre Dame Seminary is all about. I lived in that hell for 9 months.
The problem is, many twisted individuals are ordained a priest. Then, they get out in the real world, molest little kids, and screw up two lives – the kid’s and their own.
I could say more about this, but I’ll close by saying this: I don’t think Notre Dame necessarily condones this, but, when it happens, I’m of the opinion that they don’t care. To them, the Catholic priesthood is just a numbers game. Over 90 percent of their recruits has been gay for years. St. Meinrad does not tolerate this. For the record, I’ve never read about a priest from St. Meinrad involved in perverted acts.
It’s not the fault of the Catholic Church. It’s the fault of the seminary. Too many men become priests when they shouldn’t. The only way for the Catholic Church to solve this problem is to close the God-Forsaken seminaries that are the reason for the problem.