Sixteen year old high school junior, Jack Andraka, from my home state of Maryland, recently received the Vatican sponsored International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for having developed what promises to be a breakthrough, early-screening, pancreatic cancer test.
The young genius, whose incredible achievement was featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes, received the award on Saturday, November 16th at the Pontifical Urbaniana University at Vatican City, where he received a standing ovation from those in attendance, including Honorary President of the Award, Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, and President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson.
Over the past year, the teenaged Andraka has been invited to speak at scientific conferences all over the world, has been a guest at the White House more than once, and has received numerous other awards, but for the young cancer researcher, the Sciacca Award is especially noteworthy.
In a telephone INTERVIEW from Rome with Baltimore’s WBAL Radio, Andraka conveyed the source of his excitement:
It’s really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist. I mean this would be unheard of just a few years ago. To be part of this bridge of progress is really amazing. It just shows how much the world has grown to accept people that are gay and are LGBT. It’s really amazing.
I must admit, when I first heard the young man’s comments (text here), I thought the poor kid was reading way too much into the award. After all, this award is all about his contribution to medical science; it has nothing whatsoever to do with his disordered sexual desires.
I mean, that is true, right?
No, that would be way too simple.
According to the organization, whose president is Rev. Bruno Lima of the Juridical, Economic and Social International Study Institute:
Without God there cannot be any justice: each individual obtains the due consideration only if society commits to respect and put into effect the principles of natural law, as a realistic expression of the Eternal Law. On the other hand, the “Giuseppe Sciacca” Award means to be a point of reference for all those youths, from Italy or a different nation, who would make their contribution to our society and represent an example for the new generations, in accordance with their human and Christian values. What has been said aims at being the inspiring reason of the International “Giuseppe Sciacca” Award, along with the message to send through its development. The International “Giuseppe Sciacca” Award nominates in each edition an Overall Winner: a personality who represents a valid moral and doctrinal reference for the evolution of society, or a clear example of ability and efficiency in the general interest. [Emphasis added.]
So, one of two things happened here, either certain members of the Giuseppe Sciacca Awards jury knew beforehand that young Jack is an outspoken “gay” rights advocate and made a conscious decision to grant him the distinction of being honored as a “valid moral reference” by the Vatican, or the organizers had no idea and have been blindsided by the revelation like everyone else.
In either case, now that the story is being trumpeted by main stream and gay media outlets (hard to tell the difference, I know), it is necessary for the organization, not only to offer an explanation, but to rescind the award immediately.
Then again, (c’mon now, you know what’s coming…) who am I to judge.
He thinks he´s recognized by the Vatican, “especially as a gay scientist” and is ” part of this bridge of progress” .
I fear that he is right.
Randy Engel doesn´t get so much publicity although she deserves an award
for her “Open Letter to Pope Francis on the necessity of establishing a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality, Pederasty, and the “Gay Lobby” in the Catholic Church.”
Sad that I took one look at the picture and thought “he is practicing and promoting homosexual behavior”. It must have been the Jazz hands:+) So it’s either cooperation with evil or incompetence. The Vatican (and other Bishop run organizations) are looking like the US government more and more. Will they start a postal service and bankrupt in soon? Oh wait. The Vatican Bank…already done. *sigh* It occurred to me that in embracing the world after Vatican II, Church leadership has adopted the world’s mind and way of thinking which is devoid of wisdom and healthy detachment from evil. No wonder they understand the world’s POV and want to cater to it…it’s their POV now too. God Bless~
PS. Also sad that by embracing the lie of the “gay identity” and thus lifestyle, this young man has a 30% chance of being dead or HIV positive by the time he is 30. He will also have a future of psychological issues (depression, anxiety and personality disorders), suicidal ideation, substance abuse, domestic violence, relationship instability, Cancer, STD’s, and a whole host of medical issues…especially as a man…the anal cavity actually collapses and falls out along with numerous other proctological issues. The practice and promotion of homosexual behavior leads to disorder, disease and death. It is a lie that destroys the human person. May the Lord have mercy on this lost boy’s soul. God bless~
What a hypocrisy! What a ‘lie’ for the Catholic Youth, this false flattery! The Catholic Church always taught……WE judge the facts, NOT the person, for only God Knows his heart! The conciliar church is AGNOSTIC, they NO longer ‘sanctify’ by TRUTH.
Appearances…….appearances…….appearances…….is nothing but, PRIDE!”
……..While the promises of the false prophets of this earth melt away in blood and tears, the great apocalyptic prophecy of the Redeemer shines forth in heavenly splendor: “Behold I make all things new.”….Apoc. 21:5 (Divini Redemptoris, Pius XI).
Saint Peter, ora pro nobis!
Saint Paul, ora pro nobis!
The young man clearly celebrates his gayness and it’s acceptance well above the proposed ‘promise’ of his research. Did the foundation not know? Odds are very long on that.
MMC – if they young man knew the realities you’ve pointed out regarding his ‘gay identity’ would he still have that smile on his face?
The celebration of sin makes one as culpable as if one had committed the sin. It’s scandal (which Bishop Francis has been all too much churning since he refused the red shoes) mingling insidious diseases of the body together with insidious diseases of the mind in a inverted-match made in the mire of the church of man. Sin is insidious. What a match. What would Sciacca think?
Mother of Mercy pray the we are all given a true sense of shame for our sins.
The boy is being exploited and not for his ‘genius’.
I am sorry, but at 16, in a sane and normal world, this poor boy could not possibly judge whether he is ‘gay’ or not. At 16, he is still forming himself.
And at 16, with this type of admission, the authorities should be looking to identify and jail his abusers.
That he is being lauded for his immoral behavior or tendencies thereof is disgusting.
For thy judgments, O Lord, are great, and thy words cannot be expressed: therefore undisciplined souls have erred. For while the wicked thought to be able to have dominion over the holy nation, they themselves being fettered with the bonds of darkness, and a long night, shut up in their houses, lay there exiled from the eternal providence. And while they thought to lie hid in their obscure sins, they were scattered under a dark veil of forgetfullness, being horribly afraid, and troubled with exceeding great astonishment. For neither did the den that held them, keep them from fear: for noises coming down troubled them, and sad visions appearing to them, affrighted them. And no power of fire could give them light, neither could the bright flames of the stars enlighten that horrible night. But there appeared to them a sudden fire, very dreadful: and being struck with the fear of that face, which was not seen, they thought the things which they saw to be worse: And the delusions of their magic art were put down, and their boasting of wisdom was reproachfully rebuked. For they who promised to drive away fears and troubles from a sick soul, were sick themselves of a fear worthy to be laughed at. For though no terrible thing disturbed them: yet being scared with the passing by of beasts, and hissing of serpents, they died for fear and denying that they saw the air, which could by no means be avoided. For whereas wickedness is fearful, it beareth witness of its condemnation: for a troubled conscience always forecasteth grievous things. For fear is nothing else but a yielding up of the succours from thought. And while there is less expectation from within, the greater doth it count the ignorance of that cause which bringeth the torment. But they that during that night, in which nothing could be done, and which came upon them from the lowest and deepest hell, slept the same sleep, Were sometimes molested with the fear of monsters, sometimes fainted away, their soul failing them: for a sudden and unlooked for fear was come upon them. Moreover, if any of them had fallen down, he was kept shut up in prison without irons. For if any one were a husbandman, or a shepherd, or a labourer in the field, and was suddenly overtaken, he endured a necessity from which he could not fly. For they were all bound together with one chain of darkness. Whether it were a whistling wind, or the melodious voice of birds, among the spreading branches of trees, or a fall of water running down with violence, Or the mighty noise of stones tumbling down, or the running that could not be seen of beasts playing together, or the roaring voice of wild beasts, or a rebounding echo from the highest mountains: these things made them to swoon for fear. For the whole world was enlightened, with a clear light, and none were hindered in their labours. But over them only was spread a heavy night, an image of that darkness which was to come upon them. But they were to themselves more grievous than the darkness.
May I suggest a petition to ask the Institute to rescind the award? or has repentence and sincerity been excommunicated from the Roman Church?
The world is rife with diabolic disorientation.
The photo above pretty nicely (and humorously) summarises the whole debacle – a homo pervert kid excitedly running up to receive his award.
You know that the sanctuary of God is filled with the smoke of Satan to such a degree that the light can no longer can be seen when one of the four sins that cry out to heaven is treated with such nonchalance as to being practically promoted from the very highest levels of the Vatican.
Bergoglio recently spoke of corrupt politicians as deserving to be thrown out to the sea with a stone round their necks.
I ask: is the corruption of the people who have managed the whole affair of this homo kid not enough to warrant just such a punishment, especially considering that a minor is being exploited by adults for the advancement of such a heinous crime as homosexuality?
Have we forgotten about the infamous case of homo priest Mons. Ricca who despite having had a string of sexual affairs during his tenure in the nunciature of Uruguay was elevated by Bergoglio to be his “eyes and ears” in the investigation of the Vatican bank? Did the height of corruption of his crimes not merit him being thrown into the sea with a stone round his neck?
God have mercy on us all.
The bishops are supposed to be protecting and feeding the flock. This poor boy has been lied to and is living a lie that will kill him body and soul. Where is the authentic love for him? *shakes head* Our shepherds do not love us or him. Lord, have mercy on this lost and broken boy…and bring him healing, truth and authentic love so that he can become the man you made him to be: whole, masculine, healed and your soldier and son. God bless~
Now we’re getting to the nitty-gritty of what these so-called “Christians” are all about. Are they showing Christ-like compassion? No. Are they loving their fellow man as Jesus said they should? No. Are they practicing forgiveness and perceiving the beam in their own eye first before pronouncing judgment? Of course not. Is it any wonder that when others see these kind of reactions from Catholics and other Christian groups they are offended and turned away! This young man is a genius and old enough to know what his Sexual Orientation is and is proud to espouse it along with his wonderful, life-saving discovery that will help millions around the world. Seems to me THAT is what you should be looking at and not his private life or what he does which is quite frankly none of your business!
Jesus said it perfectly: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest, not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.” LUKE 6:41-42 (KJV)
Thank you, LORD Father! Now, let’s hope these folks who like to criticize and condemn others whom they don’t understand will heed thy precious words!
Congratulations to this young man for his well-earned award.
Lou, leave kids alone, okay?
well, Clare NJ, if he knows he’ s homosexual at 16, he’ s no more kid, but a young adult, therefore Louis has every right to talk and write about him.
No, Rosy, I don’t think so.
It’s creepy and it’s bullying.
Let me guess, your son is also gay?