Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a French priest who has written negatively about gay people and has acted as a counselor to both student and novice priests struggling with their sexuality stands accused of having sex with … wait for it … male clients.
And yet the Monsignor, who has also told Catholic Bishops they are not obligated to report a suspected abuser to authorities, is still regularly consulted on matters of sexuality by the Vatican; you know, when he’s not having sex with men
Daniel Lamarca, one of Anatrella’s accusers, claims the monsignor engaged in various sex acts with him in Anatrella’s Paris office by claiming he could rid Lamarca of his homosexuality if Lamarca would have sex with the father. Lamarca also claims he reported Anatrella to the archbishop of Paris in 2001, but nothing was done.
Another ex-seminarian alleges that he was “counseled” by Anatrella for 14 years up to 2011; his sessions included episodes of mutual masturbation.
Earlier this month, the Archdiocese of Paris acknowledged that in 2014, the current archbishop of Paris received a written complaint about Anatrella but the church could not pursue the matter because the complaint was made anonymously.
Or … because the church doesn’t care about priests sexually abusing anyone.
Anatrella Is well-known in the church for writing an article in the Vatican daily, L’Osservatore Romano, stating that homosexuality was “like an incompleteness and a profound immaturity of human sexuality.” He argued that homosexuality is “a problem in the psychic organization” and said that for theological reasons the Catholic Church can only ordain “men mature in their masculine identity.”
Like the Monsignor, who is so secure in his manhood that he coerces students and novice priests into having sex with him.
The Catholic Church, where hypocrisy and sexual abuse is still alive and well and being covered up.