Fr. Hewkos response to this sermon:
"my laughter was rather in surprise at your reaction to Fr. Pfeiffer's sermon as being a mortal sin for him to have preached. I refer you to St. Peter Damian's treatise "The Book of Gommorah" which is far more graphic than anything Fr. Pfeiffer ever said. It has the approbation of Pope Leo IX as well. "
Fr. Hewko forgets that a treatise is not for children, nor to be read from the pulpit, and also that pope Leo ix later changed his mind:"It caused a great stir and aroused not a little enmity against its author. Even the pope, Pope Leo IX, who had at first praised the work, was persuaded that it was exaggerated. He praised Damian's motivation in advocating chastity and condemning vice, and told him that Damian's own exemplary life did more to teach appropriate conduct than any words. He softened the suggestions for decisive action against offending clerics made by the author and excluded from the ranks of clergy only those who had offended repeatedly and over a long period of time. The Pope's reaction drew from Damian a vigorous letter of protest"
Fr. Hewko also forgets the words of Our Lord:
"And whosoever shall scandalize oneof these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea."