Talk about passing up a Thanksgiving feast in order to dine on rat poison: former Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo has gone over to the Moonies. According to a Catholic News Agency report, Milingo -- who "married" a member of the Unification Church around 2001, and whose excommunication was publicly announced after he ordained four married men as bishops without a papal mandate -- has secretly taken up residence in Seoul in order to learn Korean and devote himself to the study of the Gospel According to Sun Myung Moon, the character pictured to the left.
This former prince of the Church has leaped off the Barque of Peter and into the turbulent waters of an ersatz church that teaches, among other things, that:
-- Adam and Eve had sex with the devil in the Garden of Eden.
-- Jesus failed in His mission because He was rejected by His contemporaries.
-- The Cross needs to be taken down and replaced with a crown.
-- Sun Myung and Mrs. Moon are the first couple ever to bring forth children without original sin.
-- Moon is the Messiah.
After all: why would you want the Catholic Church, with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Blessed Mother, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come -- when you could have a pruny-looking Korean guy in a tuxedo?
And then if any one says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
-- Mark 13:21-22