|Fr. Paul Kalchik|
Just hours ago, new Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic arrived unannounced at Resurrection Parish on Chicago's Northwest side and told Pastor Paul Kalchik that he had just minutes to get his belongings together and vacate the premises or the police would be called to arrest him for trespassing.
Fr. Kalchik was about to perform a wedding.
Soon after, Fr. Kalchik left for an undisclosed location, accompanied by his brother who had been visiting the parish.
Bp. Bartosic performed the wedding instead, hastily slipping out the door of the church only seconds after concluding the ceremony.
Fr. Kalchik had been ordered by Cardinal Cupich and the archdiocese to report for psychiatric counseling and perhaps confinement yesterday after controversy broke concerning the exorcism and burning of a "gay rainbow flag" on parish grounds last week.
Fr. Kalchik had also called for Catholics to "boycott" masses celebrated by Cardinal Cupich due to Cupich's alleged involvement in the current clerical sex abuse scandal.
The flag - a rainbow with a superimposed cross - had been unveiled above the altar by a previous pastor Fr. Daniel Montalbano in 1991 to signal that the parish would be "gay friendly." Later taken down, it was rediscovered only recently by Fr. Kalchik.
Fr. Montalbano, a confidante of Cardinal Bernardin passed away in 1997 at the age of 50.
Fr. Montalbano was found dead in a rectory room behind and above the altar, literally hooked up to a masturbation device.
Today, a small group of parishioners not involved in the wedding but who had heard of the sudden appearance of Bp. Bartosic, stood stunned outside the Church. The group also included two employees who were hastily told by the bishop to report to work as normal on Monday.
One of the parishioners, a Chicago policeman, told me of some of the bizarre events of the last week, including numerous threats of death and rape against Fr. Kalchik, at least two probable attempted break-ins or acts of vandalism, one of which included breaking keys into all the locks in the doors of the church office. And then there was the visit by two Archdiocese representatives, yesterday, ordering Fr. Kalchik to vacate his parish and commit himself into psychiatric confinement.
One of these was Fr. Dennis Lyle, the same prelate who had visited St. John Cantius a few months ago to inform parishioners that their pastor, Fr. Phillips, had been relieved of his position there.
Fr. Kalchik had written of his own psychological trauma after being molested as a boy and as a young adult by two men - one of them a priest - in separate incidents. It is assumed that he will not comply with the order of the archdiocese. He is not now "hospitalized" as some reports have suggested.
The parishioners outside told me that Fr. Kalchik, who has been at Resurrection Parish for eleven years, has the full support of his parish.
Many of them will no doubt only discover what happened, tomorrow, when coming to Mass assuming it will be celebrated by Fr. Paul, will instead encounter Bp. Bartosic.
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We are approaching the "Persecution Proper" phase. A time that has been prophecized for two thousand years by mystics, stigmatics, saints, and Christ Himself.ReplyDelete
I am outraged, but wonder if Father, on such short notice, could be evicted lawfully from his residence by Cupich. As an employer, the Diocese might be able to terminate Father's contracted services but as a landlord too, I question whether this priest might not have been deprived of his right of due process and civil rights through this summary eviction.Delete
Rubbish. The police cannot remove and the dioc4se cannot commit to hospital. Now Voris does need locking up.Delete
It is past the time for the the Tenth Crusade: the purging of the Church from homosexuality.ReplyDelete
So, if a priest defends Jesus's words & the Bible, he is sick, but if a priest disobeys the 10 Commandments, he is well. HMMMMMM, doesn't seem right to me!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, thank you for the clarity!Delete
Given the disgusting circumstances of the other priest's death, an exorcism of that flag seems appropriate.ReplyDelete
I agree with you. The whole church with it. It was a sacrilege .... behind and above the altar.Delete
Yes, there is a time and a place for getting the "hell" out of our holy mother church.Delete
No there isn't, don't lie, salvation is only possible within thr Catholic ChurchDelete
The flag has been burnt into ashes, thanks God, but the exorcism of the chuch must be performed at soonest before Cupich forbids it.Delete
Build your priest hole today people.ReplyDelete
That has actually crossed my mind a few times in the last couple of years.Delete
How do you know the priest who died was hooked up to a masturbation device?ReplyDelete
The machine went into runaway mode and blew all the fuses in the rectoryDelete
You mean he blew the fuses and masturbated at the same time? No wonder he’s dead.Delete
Possibly he was electrocuted by his devilish machine, too.Delete
The police and church worked hand in hand to give this priest a death sentence. They were going to kill him in that hospitalReplyDelete
What a wicked, devilish, person you are.Delete
To be clear my comment is directed at Robert who feels it's 'good' for someone resisting the spread of homosexual deviancy to be murdered.Delete
Hey, Robert. Thanks for commenting, but I'd appreciate if you could tone it down a bit if you comment again. I'm very laissez-faire about comments, and I know your "good" wasn't meant seriously. But still.Delete
Sodomy is the highest aspiration of a homosexual; the meaning and purpose of their life is ana* sex. The rainbow flag is a sacramental to such a sodomite.ReplyDelete
So, to burn the rainbow flag; to exorcise the evil sodomy flag, especially one such as this, used by Bishop Bernardin to cover up Christ on His Cross during Holy Mass, and mix its sacramentally purified ashes with the Palms of victorious Christ is a great offense to a sodomite.
Their anger makes me happy. Fr. Kalchik's faithfulness does too.
I can see why they sent a Bishop to get Fr. Kalchik. The poor betrothed, Man and Wife, anxiously awaiting their matrimonial sacrament, became a mere sideshow, bystanders, to the Bishop's persecutorial intent.
I truly have not seen such evil ever in my life. Shock has turned to cold, hard anger at these people. They are exposed. They need to go. From top to bottom - GO! They do not belong in God's Holy Temple.
Few people in our Church speak so clearly and forthrightly.Delete
I'll tell you what though, the fog of diabolical disorientation is starting to lift.Delete
MR Mahouds sir, This is my first visit to your blog. May I ask the source of the statements you make here? I do not see a single live link in your post though perhaps I have overlooked something.ReplyDelete
A link, if I may.Delete
Hopefully, Father can stay in hiding - and join other faithful priests. Parishioner support should go to the aid and support of these priests not to parishes with heterodox priests. Next time this "gay" pair of priests from the diocese show up at the parish of an Orthodox faithful priest, parishioners should be waiting to immobilize and detain them.ReplyDelete
Honestly, I believe that such evil prelates who persecute faithful priests should be burned at the stake like in the good old days.ReplyDelete
These evil prelates not only commit sodomy, which is one of the sins that calls to Heaven for vengeance, but, because they are ordained men committing it, this sin is also one of sacrilege. They are thereby bringing great evil into the world. Crimes as horrific as sodomy compounded by sacrilege call for a commensurately severe punishment.
God have mercy on their eternities, but grave justice on their earthly lives!!!
It is time for a "me too" movement for priests and religious who have been victimized by homosexual clergy.ReplyDelete
These martyrs need our support. If they stayed they are worth the support of all catholics morecthan anyone else.Delete
Even though we knew it was building to this type of intimidation and persecution, it is still stunning to witness it. This is why Abp. Vigano went into hiding, he knows these men too well. I will say telling parishioners not to attend Cupich's Mass was bound to escalate things, but, to try to "hospitalize" Fr. Kalchik is of course a step too far. Priests should never subject themselves to Communist reprogramming.ReplyDelete
And the poor couple! They waited at least a year for this big day, the joyous day of their wedding. The oh so compassionate men of the church showed no compassion for them and the natural upset this would cause. The sheep are absolutely NOTHING to these men, they prove it every day. We are just the money-machine that makes it possible for them to kick back and enjoy some vacations and rent boys.
Dear God, please, help us soon. Amen.
Was it so urgent to fire Fr Kalchik from his church that they couldn't step back until the wedding ceremony was over ?Delete
Blessed Mother would say, "PRAY,PRAY,PRAY!" There is no other way to get though these times......Delete
There is a petition on change.org asking the cardinal to resign.ReplyDelete
Caring about the married couple to be was not even a concern. And the hierarchy wonder why people leave the Church?ReplyDelete
Hijacking the wedding was perfectly consistent with the way today's annulment mills trample on marriage.ReplyDelete
Diabolical Narcissism..for far too long our hard earned donations have been wasted supporting these ungrateful,creepy frauds.We must stop feeding & housing these monsters! Don't give Holy Name Cathedral another dime.ReplyDelete
It is time for the Catholic church to change the ruling on celibacy. It is a manmade ruling that dates back over a thousand years, In the early 11th century Pope Benedict VIII responded to the decline in priestly morality by issuing a rule prohibiting the children of priests from inheriting property. Also clergy were having children out of wedlock causing more problems. A few decades later Pope Gregory VII issued a decree against clerical marriages. I have seen married priests (with children) from the Episcopal Church who have left their church to join the Catholic church. They are doing exceptional work. This I saw in NY, and in PHX, AZ. There should be a choice. There are only 2 faiths in the world who do not allow priests to marry, Buddhist, and Catholics. It is time for a CHANGE to acquire quality faith filled men.ReplyDelete
married priesthood might solve a priests lust problem but what about his wife and children the priest belongs to the people of God and only secondarily to his familyReplyDelete
OR the people of God must take a back seat to the family. no celibacy is better for the priest and the Church