|Bob Pilagi at "Temple"|
Indeed, as Archbishop Sheen taught, anytime nudity is used in therapy or instruction, it is a sign of demonic influence.
Father Richard Rohr still at large, favors retreats where men get naked and touch each other to "release demons". He writes:
The boy always gets naked, as you see in the sweat lodges, too.We have mentioned on a number of occasions that this technique of psychological instruction was used by sexually abusive monks at Collegeville, Minnesota. It was employed by Abbot John Eidenschenk upon his novices with some predictable results.
Now, from the Pine Curtain, at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, the home of nearly a dozen credibly accused homosexual sexual predators, a counselor arrives on the scene advocating that students and monks touch each other.
The man to whom this allegedly Catholic institution is entrusting students, himself, teaches in the nude and does not share the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality. One of Mr. Pileggi's admirers puts it like this in a blog post entitled, "When a Teacher of God
Takes off His Clothes":
I realized that when I undress another man and allow him to undress me – as I have in workshops and private sessions in erotic spirituality and as I will at the Edward Carpenter Community’s Gay Men’s Week this September (The Dance Between Power and Intimacy) – we are creating the sacred space in which we can use erotic energy to transcend ego and come into a new relationship with Spirit.Pine Curtain....