Catholic Family News

New League of Saint Peter Damian In the Works

Today, on the traditional feast of St. Peter Damian (Feb. 23), Catholic Family News is pleased to publish the following letter announcing the formation of a new League of Saint Peter Damian, whose heroic example and intercession is urgently needed to defeat the forces of clerical sodomy and pederasty which have infested the Church in our own day. The organizer of this new initiative is Randy Engel, a longtime friend and contributor to CFN and author of the multi-volume work, The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church. She also has a feature article (the first of a two-part series) entitled “Saint Peter Damian: A Role Model for the Bishops” in the forthcoming March 2019 issue of CFN (subscribe HERE).

Mrs. Engel timed the announcement to coincide both with the saint’s feast day as well as the sexual abuse crisis summit currently taking place in Rome, which providentially overlap.

While there is no monetary fee required for membership, Engel explains that there is “a spiritual price tag … in the form of traditional Catholic devotions including the Rosary, the Fatima prayers, and the use of sacramentals, most especially the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in accordance with one’s circumstances and state of life.” She also emphasizes that members must be ready to engage in “spiritual warfare against the Forces of Organized Perversion which threaten our Faith, Family and Country – evils which can only be extinguished by prayer and fasting in the traditional Catholic manner.”

Directions on how to join the League is provided below. CFN strongly encourages readers to enroll in this new and timely association. St. Peter Damian, pray for us!

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The League of Saint Peter Damian in Formation

EXPORT, PA (Feb. 16, 2019) — February 23 is the feast day on the Old Calendar of Saint Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church and the author of the Book of Gomorrah (Letter 31).

This mailing anticipates this great feast day with the announcement of the formation of the Catholic League of Saint Peter Damian. It also anticipates the February 21-24th Vatican meeting on clerical sexual abuse, making this mailing exceptionally timely.

Because time is of the essence, the League of Saint Peter Damian is being initially organized as a special project of the U.S. Coalition for Life. If all goes well, next year, we hope to establish the League as an independent Catholic apostolate dedicated to increasing devotion to this great but little-known medieval saint and to making his writings, especially his treatise, Book of Gomorrah, better known to Catholics around the world.

Written in 1049 AD, the Book of Gomorrah work contains the most extensive treatment and condemnation ever written by any Church Father on clerical pederasty and homosexual practices.

In addition, the League seeks to ignite a universal campaign of spiritual warfare against the Forces of Organized Perversion which threaten our Faith, Family and Country – evils which can only be extinguished by prayer and fasting in the traditional Catholic manner.

Membership in the League, which by nature is now informal, is open to all Catholics – lay, clerical, and religious over the age of 18. Hierarchical support for the League is especially welcome.

There is no monetary fee associated with membership at this time as the League of Saint Peter Damian, at least in these early stages of formation, is a computer-based ministry.

There is, however, a spiritual price tag associated with this early membership in the form of traditional Catholic devotions including the Rosary, the Fatima prayers, and the use of sacramentals, most especially the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in accordance with one’s circumstances and state of life.

Almost 1,000 years ago, Saint Peter Damian, with the support of Pope St. Leo IX, waged a successful war against clerical sodomy and pederasty. Today, his Book of Gomorrah provides a blueprint for action by the Catholic Church against these same evils. This is only one of many reasons Saint Peter Damian is the ideal patron and model for our League.

As a member of the League, you will receive monthly emails containing information and readings on the life, spirituality, and writings of Saint Peter Damian. These will begin on March 23, 2019 and continue throughout the year. We hope you will share these email communications with your pastor, your bishop, relatives, and friends.

To join the League of Saint Peter Damian, please fill out the information provisional form (available here) and return the application BY POST/MAIL to: League of Saint Peter Damian, c/o USCL, Box 315, Export, PA 15632, USA. This will enable us to verify the mailing address on your application.

My special appreciation to Canadian artist Peter Graziano, who designed our logo.

God bless you,

Randy Engel

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. He has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center. He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers

Matt Gaspers is the Managing Editor of Catholic Family News. He was asked by John Vennari (1958-2017), longtime Editor of CFN and stalwart defender of the Faith, to carry on CFN’s important work shortly before Mr. Vennari’s passing. In addition to writing for CFN, Mr. Gaspers has also been published by The Fatima Crusader, OnePeterFive, and LifeSiteNews. His study and writing interests include theology, Church history, Fatima, Islam, and the spiritual life. He has spoken at conferences hosted by Catholic Family News and the Fatima Center. He and his wife, together with their children, reside in Colorado.