While the public still has to come to grips with the fact that Fr. Kibuuka strayed with a woman, it seems unlikely that he will be extenuating himself anytime soon. As it turns out, the illustrious man of God did not just trip – as does every man. Evidence seems to suggest Fr. Jacinto Kibuuka is a long-term despiser of the oath of celibacy. A few days after a girl reported him for seduction and sexual harassment, another one, Rosen Rhoda Mugisha came out, claiming to have born his kid.
Meanwhile, whereas several conspiracy theories continue to build around the actual story behind these leaks, the one concern that appears to unanimously perplex all people – Catholics and Non-Catholics alike – is the question on whether celibacy is indeed for real any more, or merely a long dead tradition. In his letter to the bishops, priests and laity, dated March 12, 2013, embattled Rev. Fr. Anthony Musaala expounding on the failure of celibate chastity among diocesan priests, expressed that priests and some bishops in Uganda and elsewhere no longer live celibate chastity, as supposed.
Musaala’s point was that celibacy is not working, as the men of the cassock are massively involved with women and fathering children.
The issue has since raised emotional debate, although consequently, the Church decided to suspend Fr. Musaala. At any rate though, he insists his concerns should be addressed.
Musaala pointed out that from the numerous cases on the ground, most diocesan priests either don’t believe in celibacy anymore or, if they do, have long since given up the struggle to be chaste.
For whereas it always seems important for priests to vow, at consecration, it is to a woefully imperfect celibacy since whatever is portrayed is merely an administrative celibacy.
It Is An Open Secret
The idea that that any Catholic priests go through life without any sexual experience is completely imaginary, according to Fr. Musaala.
Pr. Moses Solomon Male, the Executive Director of Arising For Christ, a Non Government Organization whose mandate is to restore the sanctity of the Church, observes that many victims of these lustful clergymen are terrified to expose their exploiters – for obvious reasons.
“The men of the robes are extremely feared,” explains Male, “belief is that when you touch them you die and it all looks awkward to take on a consecrated man of God of such caliber.”
Pr. Male recounts that the number of catholic priests and bishops who are sexually active in Uganda is peaking by day and night and stories of priests’ dirty romps are not any hard to come by.
Celibacy Is A Hoax
Priests are deeply involved in secret relationships with girls and women, coerced sex with house-maids, with students, with relatives; priests ‘wives’ set up in well established homes; priests involved with a parishioner’s wife; of priests romantically involved with religious Sisters; priests offering money for sex, and of course, a number of priests’ and bishops’ children scattered around the nation, who are carefully hidden from view, not to mention children who are aborted on priests’ orders.
Pr. Male additionally scrutinizes that whereas it is admirable that the Church looks after homeless children, it is disturbing at the same time to learn many of these places are not even orphanages but nursing homes for the children of the priests.
“Many priests look after these kids but they actually are their biological fathers,” he submits.
Well Covered Iniquity
Ironically, according to pundits, no one will ever successfully pin down any offenders as long as they’re clergymen from the Catholic Church.
Male is perturbed why it is like that. “The truth is these fathers are also human with sexual feelings just like anyone else. Yet when they are subdued by their own libido and mess up, they tend to be exempted from the sting of the law and it’s deliberate.
“The patronage of the state machinery protects these felons,” reaffirms Pr. Male.
What’s more, the Church establishment is said to be the chief enforcer of all cover up jobs in the Catholic Church. It is said that when a priest is discovered to have done mischief, the bishop immediately transfers him from one parish to another so as to sweep everything under the carpet.
In 2014, one, Fr. Kizzeeyo is said to have sodomized a young lad, before he was transferred to another parish to continue with the work of God free of any disruption. And according to Male, this is such a misdemeanor.
This increasing record of the victims of the promiscuity cases among men in priestly robes, however, continues to cause such emotional debate in the domains of the Catholic Church.
In 2011, a priest known as Father Renato Kizito Sesana was accused of raping young men in Kenya.
Way Around Celibacy
According to Victoria Vickie, a devout Catholic in Kampala, “Humans can’t fight the sexual desire for life. Some will end up masturbating, into homosexuality or using women in secrecy.” She then implores the Catholic establishment to let the priests marry.
“Or at least let celibacy be optional,” she underscores.
Pr. Male insists that other than being downright hypocritical about it, priests should own up to the menace they have become, apologize to the community and find a way forward. Apostle Paul, who was himself a celibate, wrote to the Corinthians saying that;
“It is well for a man not to touch a woman. But because of temptation to immortality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.”
However, according to Stephen Lule Ssaalogo, a Catechist at Our Lady Consolata, Bweyogerere Parish, the principal purpose for celibacy stems from the fact that the unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord while the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, and his interests and priorities are divided.