Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Frank Walker interviews George Neumayr


The topic is Cardinal Donald Wuerl — the archbishop of Washington, D.C. previously the bishop of Pittsburgh 
and the gay mafia in the Novus Ordo.






Mr. Neumayr is the author of The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning ConservativesCall Me Jorge... would add that Francis is ever the consumate politician.  One reason for him not accepting the resignation of Wuerl in 2015 is that he knew about the scandal and logically thought one day it would come to light, hence he needed a preprepared fall guy.  Please keep Mr. Frank Walker and Mr. George Neumayr is your prayers as they continue to report on the gaystapo.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

One can hope and pray...


...this is true and that Opus Dei doesn’t come in
to magically ‘save’ the day.


We knew it was bad before, but something has changed. Comparisons are not easy, but I suppose it would be like thinking your country is ruled by Mussolini and discovering it is actually ruled by Stalin. Before Viganò, people could persuade themselves to believe with faint and remote hope that Bergoglio might “come around” and do something about the sexual abuse crisis exemplified in McCarrick, that he might “wake up” to the gravity of the situation and respond as befits the Vicar of Christ. Now, it appears that he himself is the enabler, the patron of criminals, the head of a religious Mafia that has occupied the vineyard of the Church.
There are, it is true, some people who reacted with “I knew it all along! From the very day he stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s…”—and it could be that they were gifted with a preternatural intuition. I was uncomfortable from the very first Angelus address in which he praised the theology of Walter Kasper. There are also those, who, like olympic ostriches practicing the sport of extreme head-burying, continue to defend the pope at all costs (including the cost of their intellectual honesty). 
But for the vast majority, it has been a moment of awakening: the scales have fallen from our eyes, the scales that prevented us from seeing clearly the magnitude of the problem and therefore assessing the magnitude of the solution required. As some like to say, it is a “clarifying moment.”

Why Viganó’s testimony will go down as the ‘clarifying moment’ of Francis’ papacy, LifeSiteNews, (4 September 2018).


Friday, September 7, 2018

Das Schweigen der Hirten: Missbrauch in der Kirche (The Silence of the Shepherds: Abuse in the church)


(For English subtitles, turn on CC and select the English language.)





This is a 2018 documentary produced for ZDF by CASH Investigation.  It covers how presiders in the Novus Ordo church are reassigned to new countries after committing sexual crimes.  The first part discusses the important role the church in Africa plays in this evil.  The second part (see 28 minutes & 55 seconds) explains Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s responsibility in the matter.  Most of what is covered in the documentary but not all has been covered on this blog in previous posts.  The French version of the documentary can be see in our previous post, Francis is asked a question and answers with a lie.

When meeting with victims of Novus Ordo sexual abuse, Francis has empathy and compassion for them, and publicly he has a “zero-tolerance policy” but this is only a for show.  Behind closed doors he does everything in his power to protect the guilty parties. Lying about everything, especially to a person’s face is Francis’ modus operandi.  There are many reasons for this, for starters: 1) Jorge Bergoglio’s upbringing,  2) Francis’ obsession with all things Talmudic, and  3) his reliance on psychiatry.

Francis’ silence after years of the Novus Ordo remaining silent on the sex crimes committed by their presiders speaks volumes. It is not only a slap in the face of the victims but is also the behavior exhibited by a guilty party.  The fruits of Vatican II have deservedly come home to roost. We pray and hope that the entire world will see the modernist presiders for who and what they truly are.



Related:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cardinal Maradiaga said social networks can be called, "fecal networks because they only transmit trash."


Why do Francis and his inner-circle 
have a hang-up with fecal matter?





Maradiaga also stated, “The psalmist asked: ‘Who will be pleasing in your eyes, Lord?’ And he answered: ‘the one who proceeds honestly, the one who acts with justice, the one who is sincere in his words and with his tongue does not discredit anyone.’”



Related:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Antonio Spadaro responds...



Viganò’s story doesn’t make sense to Spadaro but Spadaro’s tweet makes sense only if he is part of the lavender mafia.




Why is Spadaro so upset that his master met with someone who didn’t approve of homosexual ‘marriage’?

What does it say about Francis that he was meeting with his good friend and former student who is in a homosexual cohabitation?

Are Spadaro and Francis even Catholics?

The Kim Davis Kerfuffle & What It Says About Francis


Below is Abp. Viganò’s account of what transpired with himself, Francis, and Kim Davis.  For those who are confused by Francis’ behavior in Viganò’s retelling of events, keep in mind that this is Francis’ modus operandi — he tells everyone what he thinks they want to hear to their faces but in private has his minions publicly stab the same people in the back.  One example of this can be read in Omar Bello’s El Verdadero Francisco (The True Francis), where Francis has his lackeys throw out an employee of the Curia and leaves the man, “without a job but with a brand new car as a gift, believing Francis to be a saint driven by circumstances beyond his control, dominated by a host of malicious assistants.”  This is the way a Peronist steeped in Talmudism operates.  It’s the reason he has a book written about him called The Dictator Pope.  This duplicitous behavior is as common to Francis as breathing is to a normal person.  It’s one of the keys to understanding him and his reign.  When it comes to the matter of homosexuality, one of Francis’ pet causes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  How many people know that Francis privately told a female who had sex change surgery, “you are a son of God, who accepts you exactly as you are. Of course you are a son of the Church!”  Or that in Argentina he helped a homosexual couple adopt twins and had them baptized in a cathedral; is in favor of civil unions for homosexuals; saw to it that a man who identified as a female was given a funeral at the Church of the Gesù, the mother church of Francis’ Jesuit order; washed the feet of a man who dresses as a woman on Maundy Thursday and oversaw that the same man received communion?  (see Francis takes his ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy’ to its logical conclusionAs Francis told Antonio Spadaro some time ago in an interview, “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods...We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel” and further implied these matters were an unhealthy “obsession” for pewsitters.  As one reads Viganò’s account keep in mind the cover-up of sex abuse in the Novus Ordo Francis has participated in not only at the Vatican but in Argentina where this endemic behavior of his first appeared.



Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis: 
here is what really happened
by
His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop of di Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio
On August 28, 2018, the New York Times reported part of a conversation that Juan Carlos Cruz, the most well known Chilean sexual abuse victim of Father Karadima and Bishop Barros, allegedly had with Pope Francis. Inexplicably, in his conversation with Cruz, the Pope is said to have spoken about his meeting with Kim Davis during his visit to Washington on September 24, 2015, and to have said that he knew nothing about the case before the meeting.
Faced with the Pope’s reported statement, I feel obliged to recount the events as they really unfolded.
At the end of the dinner, at the Nunciature in Washington, on the evening of September 23, 2015, I told the Pope that I needed him to grant me a half hour, because I wished to bring to his attention, and possible approval, a delicate and easily achievable initiative; that is, to meet personally and in a completely confidential way, out of the media spotlight, with Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, the first American citizen condemned and imprisoned for one week for having exercised her right to conscientious objection.
At the beginning of our meeting, on the evening of September 23, I gave the Pope a one-page memo summarizing the Davis case (see Kim Davis Pro-Memoria for Pope Francis below). The Pope immediately appeared in favor of such an initiative, but added that the meeting would have political implications, and said, “I don’t understand these things, so it would be good for you to hear Cardinal Parolin’s opinion.”
It was already 9:30 in the evening, so I went in person with two of the counselors of the Nunciature (an Italian and a Lithuanian) to the hotel not far away, where the Pope’s entourage was being hosted. Since I had called ahead to give advance notice of my arrival, His Excellency Archbishop Angelo Becciu (Substitute of the Secretary of State) and His Excellency Archbishop Paul Gallagher (Secretary for Relations with States, and Head of the Political Section of the Secretariat of State) were waiting for me in the hotel lobby. They immediately notified me that Cardinal Parolin had already retired to his room, and they did not consider it appropriate to disturb him, since they could easily make him aware of our meeting the following morning.
We then met in a small lounge of the hotel. As I said, there were five of us. I gave them the same memo that I had given to the Pope, setting forth its content and explaining the reason for my visit, which had been requested by the Pope. After considering the case, Archbishop Becciu was immediately in favor of the Pope receiving Davis privately before he left Washington for New York.
Archbishop Gallagher, while showing support for the idea given the importance of defending the right to conscientious objection, said that it was appropriate to verify from the point of view of common law whether there were any reasons that would render the meeting inadvisable; namely, whether the legal proceedings brought against Davis were concluded or were still open. I therefore had him speak by telephone with the canonist for the Nunciature, who before becoming a priest had been a judge in the American military courts and a professor of canon law. After the conversation with the canonist to clarify matters — he said there were no procedural obstacles — Bishop Gallagher gave an unconditionally favorable opinion that the Pope should receive Davis.
The following morning, after the Mass that the Pope concelebrated with us in the Nunciature, I informed the Pope of the positive opinion of his two principal collaborators, who had then told Cardinal Parolin about our meeting. The Pope then gave his consent, and I organized to have Davis come to the Nunciature without anyone noticing, by having her sit in a separate room. Everything was made much easier by the fact that Davis was already in Washington, where she was invited to receive a Cost of Discipleship Award from the Family Research Council.
Before the meeting took place, I alerted the photographer from L’Osservatore Romano that he should not release the photographs of the meeting without the permission of his superiors. He of course observed the orders, but took many photographs, which have never been published, and are currently kept in the photographic archive of L’Osservatore Romano. I also had Davis promise me in advance that she would not give any news to the media until after the Pope’s return to Rome, at the end of his pastoral visit to the USA. Davis faithfully kept her promise.
Early in the afternoon of September 24, before leaving for New York City, the Pope entered as planned into the sitting room where Davis and her husband were waiting for him. He embraced her affectionately, thanked her for her courage, and invited her to persevere. Davis was very moved and started crying. She was then taken back to her hotel in a car driven by a pontifical gendarme, accompanied by an American Monsignor and staff member of the Nunciature.
Once the Pope returned to Rome from Philadelphia after the World Meeting with the Families, the news of his meeting with Davis broke out in the media. An avalanche of phone calls, faxes and emails arrived at the Nunciature in Washington and the Vatican Press Office, many with insults and protests, but also many in favor of the Pope’s meeting with Davis. In an article of September 30, 2015, the New York Timesreported that “Vatican officials initially would not confirm that the meeting occurred, finally doing so on Wednesday afternoon, while refusing to discuss any details.” The Vatican Press Office then issued a statement — without their superiors in the Secretariat of State ever consulting me — stating that the Pope had never received Davis in a private audience, and that at most he may have greeted her among many other people before departing for New York. Father Rosica and Father Lombardi increased added to the lies, and were quoted as follows in the October 2, 2015 editionof the New York Times: “But the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, said on Friday that the office of Archbishop Viganò had extended the invitation to Ms. Davis and that the Pope was probably not briefed about her case. And the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the chief Vatican spokesman, depicted the meeting as one meet-and-greet among many.” This is the transparency of the Holy See under Pope Francis!
The next morning, at about 6:00 a.m. in Washington — I remember it well because I had just entered the chapel at the Nunciature — I received a frantic telephone call from Cardinal Parolin, who told me “You must come immediately to Rome because the Pope is furious with you!” I left as soon as possible and was received by the Pope at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, around 7 o’clock in the evening on October 9, at the conclusion of one of the afternoon sessions of the Second Synod on the Family.
The Pope received me for almost an hour, and was very affectionate and paternal. He immediately apologized to me for troubling me with coming to Rome, and he lavished continuous praise on me for the way I had organized his visit to the USA, and for the incredible reception he received in America. He never expected such a welcome.
To my great surprise, during this long meeting, the Pope did not mention even once the audience with Davis!
As soon as my audience with the Pope was over, I immediately phoned Cardinal Parolin, and said to him, “The Pope was so good with me. Not a word of reproach, only praise for the success of his visit to the USA.” At which point Cardinal Parolin replied, “It’s not possible, because with me he was furious about you.”
This is a summary of the events.
As mentioned at the beginning, on August 28, 2018, the New York Times reported an interview with Juan Carlos Cruz, in which Cruz reported that during his meeting with the Pope, in April 2018, the Pope told him about the Davis case. According to Cruz, the Pope said: “I did not know who the woman was and he [Msgr. Viganò] snuck her in to say hello to me — and of course they made a whole publicity out of it. And I was horrified and I fired that Nuncio.”
One of them is lying: either Cruz or the Pope? What is certain is that the Pope knew very well who Davis was, and he and his close collaborators had approved the private audience. Journalists can always check, by asking the prelates Becciu, Gallagher and Parolin, as well as the Pope himself.
It is clear, however, that Pope Francis wanted to conceal the private audience with the first American citizen condemned and imprisoned for conscientious objection.
+ Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop di Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio
August 30, 2018
Feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan and Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
Official translation by Diane Montagna



Kim Davis Pro-Memoria for Pope Francis 
9. Mrs. KIM DAVIS,
As noted, the United States Supreme Court recently decided that “marriage” between persons of the same sex are a right by law, in all of the States of the U.S.A, radically changing the concept of marriage, as well as its very definition.
Mrs. Kim Davis, who was elected an Official of her County, in Kentucky, has refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, stating that her conscience does not permit her to become a participant in this new way of understanding marriage. Mrs. Davis, who belongs to a charismatic Christian church, several years ago had a personal conversion and wants to reamin faithful to her conscience, following “the Law of God rather than the law of man.” She has been careful not to impose her religious beliefs on others, while they have sought to impose on her these new “beliefs” about marriage. For this she was unjustly arrested and put in prison.
Hers is the first case in which an American citizen has been imprisoned for reasons of freedom of conscience and religious liberty even though these rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. 
Mrs. Davis is a humble person who has not sought publicity for her case, but she has become an exemplary witness to freedom of conscience and religion for the entire country.
News of the meeting of Mrs. Davis with the Holy Father has remained secret until now.

sources:


— supplemental material —

Some photos from a post Call Me Jorge... never finished on Kim Davis’ visit to the Apostolic Nunciature where she and her husband met Francis.

 The car sent by the Vatican to pick up Kim and Joe.

 A photo of a painting of Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature.

 Rosaries given to the couple by Francis.

Joe at the Apostolic Nunciature.

Kim at the Apostolic Nunciature.


The homosexual friend of Francis, Yayo Grassi, and his homosexual ‘partner’, Iwan Bagus, visit Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature.  Stills taken from this video are compared to Kim Davis’ photos.


The private audience Francis had with two sodomites!



No condemnation from Francis.

 
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Wouldn’t it be easier to tell the truth?


Uh, Francis... You’re on fire!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Edward Pentin reports Abp. Viganò, “is concerned for his own life”.




(begins at 3 minutes 49 seconds & ends at 7 minutes 43 seconds)

Francis’ Baphomet mitre


Coincidences in Ireland?


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 Francis gazing upon altar boys at his Phoenix Park mess.


Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet and Francis’ rainbow colored mitre.


The Noahide rainbow flag.


The LGBT’s rainbow flag.


Francis chasuble also had an interesting symbol on it.


 The ‘Celtic’ swirl on the chasuble...


...bears a striking resemblance to the BDSM symbol.




Surely, the fact that a wife and husband team reported that 72 journalists traveled with Francis was another coincidence. 


Kabbalists believe the Tetragrammaton is, “the mother of all tools...the power of 72.”



In light of the recent document published by Abp. Viganò,
 one has to ask if there are any coincidences 
when it comes to Francis and his reign?

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Anna Matranga asks Francis about Abp. Viganò’s letter


The blabber mouth is at a loss for words, “I will not say a single word about this.” What, no vapid thoughts today your humbleness?



— transcript —


Anna Matranga, CBS: Good evening, Holy Father. I’ll return to the subject of sex abuse about which you’ve already spoken. This morning, very early, a document by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’ came out. In it, he says that in 2013 he had a personal talk with you at the Vatican, and that in that talk, he spoke to you explicitly of the behavior of and the sexual abuse by former-Cardinal McCarrick. I wanted to ask you if this was true. I also wanted to ask something else: the Archbishop also said that Pope Benedict sanctioned McCarrick, that he had forbidden him to live in a seminary, to celebrate Mass in public, he couldn’t travel, he was sanctioned by the Church. May I ask you whether these two things are true?

Francis: I will respond to your question, but I would prefer last first we speak about the trip, and then other topics. I was distracted by Stefania, but I will respond. I read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely that, I must say this, to you and all those who are interested. Read the statement carefully and make your own judgment. I will not say a single word about this. I believe the statement speaks for itself. And you have the journalistic capacity to draw your own conclusions. It’s an act of faith. When some time passes and you have drawn your conclusions, I may speak. But, I would like your professional maturity to do the work for you. It will be good for you. That’s good. (inaudible)

Matranga: Marie Collins said that after she met you during the victims gathering, that she spoke with you precisely about ex-Cardinal McCarrick. She said you were very tough in your condemnation of McCarrick. I want to ask you, when was the first time that you heard talk about the abuses committed the former cardinal?

Francis: This is part of the statement about McCarrick. Study it and then I will say. Yesterday, I had not read it but I permitted myself to speak clearly with Marie Collins and the group, it was really an hour-and-a-half, something which made me suffer a lot. But, I believe it was necessary to listen to these 8 people and from this meeting came the proposal. I made it, the others accepted and they helped me to do it, to ask forgiveness today in the Mass. But, in concrete things. The last thing. I had never heard about those mothers, they called it the women’s laundry, when an unmarried woman got pregnant she went to the hospital, I don’t know what the school was called, and the sisters said that and then they gave the child away in adoption to people. There were two sons from that time, they tried to find their mothers, if they were alive. And they would tell them that it was a mortal sin to do this, and to the mothers who called for their children also it was a mortal sin. For this reason, today I finished by saying that this is not a mortal sin but it’s the fourth commandment. And the things that I said today some I didn’t know (before). It was painful for me but I also had the consolation of being able to help clear these things up. I await your comment on the document, I would like that. Thanks.




Related:

the emperor has no clothes — the Irish Edition


long live the emperor!


Francis riding through the streets of Dublin waving to no one.




Everyone in Ireland must have been waiting for him at Croke Park. 

And when Francis did get a crowd...



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Saturday, August 25, 2018

the other shoe drops — Abp. Viganò implicates Francis in McCarrick cover-up


as well as Benedict XVI and Saint John Paul II
(via their appointed lackeys)






“As far as the Roman Curia is concerned, for the moment I will stop here, even if the names of other prelates in the Vatican are well known, even some very close to Pope Francis, such as Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, who belong to the homosexual current in favor of subverting Catholic doctrine on homosexuality...Cardinals Edwin Frederick O’Brien and Renato Raffaele Martino also belong to the same current, albeit with a different ideology. Others belonging to this current even reside at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.  
[...] 
I began the conversation, asking the Pope what he intended to say to me with the words he had addressed to me when I greeted him the previous Friday. And the Pope, in a very different, friendly, almost affectionate tone, said to me:  “Yes, the Bishops in the United States must not be ideologized, they must not be right-wing like the Archbishop of Philadelphia, (the Pope did not give me the name of the Archbishop) they must be shepherds; and they must not be left-wing — and he added, raising both arms — and when I say left-wing I mean homosexual.” Of course, the logic of the correlation between being left-wing and being homosexual escaped me, but I added nothing else.

Immediately after, the Pope asked me in a deceitful way: “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” I answered him with complete frankness and, if you want, with great naiveté: “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.” The Pope did not make the slightest comment about those very grave words of mine and did not show any expression of surprise on his face, as if he had already known the matter for some time, and he immediately changed the subject. But then, what was the Pope’s purpose in asking me that question: “What is Cardinal McCarrick like?” He clearly wanted to find out if I was an ally of McCarrick or not.
[...] 
I want to recall...the grave, disconcerting and sinful conduct of Pope Francis and by the conspiracy of silence of so many pastors, and who are tempted to abandon the Church, disfigured by so many ignominies. At the Angelus on Sunday, August 12, 2018 Pope Francis said these words: “Everyone is guilty for the good he could have done and did not do ... If we do not oppose evil, we tacitly feed it. We need to intervene where evil is spreading; for evil spreads where daring Christians who oppose evil with good are lacking.” If this is rightly to be considered a serious moral responsibility for every believer, how much graver is it for the Church’s supreme pastor, who in the case of McCarrick not only did not oppose evil but associated himself in doing evil with someone he knew to be deeply corrupt. He followed the advice of someone he knew well to be a pervert, thus multiplying exponentially with his supreme authority the evil done by McCarrick. And how many other evil pastors is Francis still continuing to prop up in their active destruction of the Church! 
Francis is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren. Indeed, by his action he has divided them, led them into error, and encouraged the wolves to continue to tear apart the sheep of Christ’s flock.  
In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.

— TESTIMONIANZA di Mons. Carlo Maria Viganò, (22 August 2018).




In the eleven page document written by Abp. Vigano, names are named and specifics are given.  Is this a sincere case of a modernist wanting heartfelt correction or simply a rat aboard the S.S. Novus Ordo scurrying around trying to cover his rear end? (see here & here)



For the full document:


Things are getting mighty interesting aboard the S.O.S.
Novus Ordo with Francis as the Captain!



***** UPDATED *****


Abp. Vigano has clarified his role in the above mentioned  matter in St. Paul-Minneapolis:

***** 26 AUGUST 2018 *****

Monday, August 20, 2018

Feliks Koneczny on the anti-Christian roots of Hesychasm and Bogomilism


 The Byzantine Civilization (vol. 2) - Feliks Koneczny


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The ‘conservative’ publishing house, Ignatius Press, is in reality an occultic press


the master & the disciple


Making the works of occultic heirs of the Renaissance humanist-kabbalists — Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Joseph Ratzinger (Germans) — Henri de Lubac, Louis Bouyer, and Yves Congar (French) — and Adrienne von Speyr (Swiss) — available in English was the impetus behind the creation of the book publisher, Ignatius Press.  Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola would be pleased.



James McClain: As we prepare to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, where did the idea for Ignatius Press come from?

Fr. Joseph Fessio: As a Jesuit, you study philosophy, teach in a high school or university, and then study theology. I went to France for my theology studies and got to know Fr. Henri de Lubac. When it was time to continue my studies, I asked him what I should do my doctoral thesis on, and where I should study. He proposed Hans Urs von Balthasar as “the greatest theologian of our time, and perhaps of all time,” and suggested that I study under a young German theologian, Professor Ratzinger. Looking back, I realize that around the period of the Second Vatican Council — before and after — there were six major theological figures, three German speaking - Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Joseph Ratzinger — and three French-speaking ones — Henri de Lubac, Louis Bouyer, and Yves Congar. It was a blessing for me to know four of them well.

When I returned to the United States in 1974, I was a part of a reading group that discussed these theologians, along with Adrienne von Speyr, a mystic and directee of Fr. Von Balthasar. Since most of their works were not available in English, it was clear that something needed to be done to make their writings available to the English-speaking world. At that time I came to know Frank Sheed, who was the dean of Catholic publishing in the twentieth century, with his publishing company Sheed and Ward. I asked him whether we should consider establishing our own publishing company, and he said, “By all means. But be ready for ten years of grief.”

James McClain: Ignatius Press has become one of the world's most prominent Catholic media publishers. How has Ignatius Press done over the years?

Fr. Joseph Fessio: We sell about 2 million books per year. Since we had a software update recently, I had to export and import our historical data. I realized that we have sold 34 million books so far.


Ignatius Press at 40 Years: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio, National Catholic Register, (17 August 2018).




Another liberal Jesuit posing as a ‘conservative’ while promoting the kabbalah.

Friday, August 17, 2018

the new evangelization — the Germans invade Rome! (part 2)


Watch the Germans’ encore performance of sacrilege and immodesty at the Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura as their pilgrimage winds down.






Related:

The Pope Video — Season 3 Episode 9




Malachi Martin the Kabbalist


“A double-minded man is inconstant in all his ways.”
— James 1, 8 —




Wolfgang’s letter to Malachi...


If I were younger, how I would love to follow in your footsteps to learn Hebrew, and delve into the Kabbalistic literature— without of course forgetting Jacob Boehme.  Actually, it seems to me that Kabbalah, Hermeticism, and the doctrine of our German mystic can hardly be separated.  These three legacies seem to form one underlying tradition, one grand perennial doctrine, which as you say springs from Christ Himself.  What Boehme has done is to expound that doctrine more openly, and in overtly Christian terms.  Perhaps, thanks to him, the Catholic Church will one day make Kabbalah its own!*  And I wonder whether perhaps it will be on the basis of this assimilated Kabbalah that the Church will eventually resolve the enigma of the “separated religions,” and in doing so will realize her own authentic and ultimate Catholicity.
Permit me to share with you a few quotations which you may enjoy.  The first comes from a book by Gershom Scholem [Zur Kabbala und ihrer Symbolik]  After pointing out that the Hebrew words ‘or (light) ras (mystery) have the same numerical value 207, he goes on to say: 
“Thus the luster of the divine light that shines in the Toyrah is mirrored in the mysteries of this book.  But since these mysteries appear under the guise of the literal sense, their light is darkened.  The literal sense of the Toyrah is darkness, but the kabbalistic sense, the mystery, is the ‘Zohar,’ which shines through every line of the text.”  
Is this not marvelous?  Here too, it seems, one can say: “The light shineth in the darkness... 
Next, let me give a quotation from the Zohar (Book I): 
“The primal center is the innermost light, of a translucence, subtleness, and purity beyond comprehension.  That inner point extended becomes a ‘palace’ which serves as an enclosure if the center, and is also of a radiance translucent to an incomprehensible degree.  The ‘palace’ extends into a vestment for itself, the primal light.  From thence outward, there is an extension upon extension, each constituting a vestment to the one before, as a membrane to the brain.  Though membrane first, each extension becomes brain to the next extension.”  
I am particularly struck by the phrase: “from thence outward.”  It seems to me to betoken the point of inversion: the point where “intensive” extension becomes extensive, that is to say, quantitative. 
One more quotation, if I may (this to comes from Book I of the Zohar): 
“Rabbi Isaac [Luria] said: At the Creation, God irradiated the world from end to end with the light, but then it was withdrawn, so as to deprive the sinners of the world of its enjoyment, and it is stored away fro the righteous, as it stands written: ‘Light is sown for the righteous’ (Ps. 97:11); then will the world be in harmony and all will be united into one; but until the future world is set up, this light is put away and hidden.   This light emerged from the darkness which was hewed out by the strokes of the Most Secret; and likewise, from the light which was hidden away, through some secret path, there was hewed out of the darkness of the lower world in which inheres the light.  This lower darkness is called ‘night’ in the verse, ‘and the darkness He called night’ (Gen. 1:5).”  
Now, is this not in essence the “triple cosmology” of Jacob Boehme?

*Actually that recognition occurred long ago when Cardinal Egidio di Viterbo (1465-1532), a so-called Christian Kabbalist, referred to the Kabbalah as not “not foreign, but domestic.” See “The Wisdom of the Christian Kabbalah” in Christian Gnosis.

excerpt from the 15 December 1998 letter of Wolfgang Smith to Malachi Martin, In Quest of Catholicity: Malachi Martin Responds to Wolfgang Smith, (2016), pp. 76-8.



Malachi’s response letter...


God, the Light, surely acted through [Jacob] Boehme, Rabbi Isaac [Luria], and [Shlomo Ben Yehuda] Ibn Gebirol and others.  You now have a great opportunity to explain the unity of the mystical knowledge of the divine as distinct from the rational.  I do believe John of the Cross with his doctrine of Light and Darkness belongs in this explication. 
The Kabbalah connection is obvious.  Interestingly, the root-word in Semitic, QBL, has the same basic signification as the Greek which John the Evangelist uses in regard to man’s incapacity/non-reception/rejection of the LIGHT.  The Gematric value of ‘OR and RAS was important to the Rabbis.  But the best among them used Gematric values, not as normative of meaning, but as confirmative. 
In a previous letter I mentioned certain caveats and precautions in expounding this magnificent theme to a Roman Catholic audience.   After the New Year’s beginning, let me drop you a few lines about this matter. 

excerpt from the December 1998 letter of Malachi Martin to Wolfgang Smith, In Quest of Catholicity: Malachi Martin Responds to Wolfgang Smith, (2016), p. 79.



Here we have the supposed traditional Catholic Malachi Martin writing that God acted through:  the Lutheran-Kabbalist, Jakob Böhme;  Rabbi Isaac Luria, another Kabbalist who taught that the Messiah will come only after Israel corrects God’s mistakes throughout the world;  and Solomon ibn Gabirol (Avicebron), a Spanish poet and Kabbalist, who created a female golem!  Martin next has the nerve to lump Saint John of the Cross with these kabbalists when the reality is that Saint John of the Cross was a Judaic convert who left behind the Talmudic mentality when he embraced Jesus the Christ as his Savior.

Martin then goes on to extol rabbis for using Gematria in its normative and confirmative senses.  Gematria for those who do not know is a Kabbalistic method of interpreting the Hebrew scriptures by computing the numerical value of words, based on those of their constituent letters.  It’s insanity!

Finally, Malachi Martin advises Wolfgang Smith to use caution in expounding this “magnificent theme” to Roman Catholic audiences.  Telling him, he will offer some helpful tips on this matter after the New Year.

What more proof does one need to understand that Martin like Francis is a traditionalist, a rabbinic traditionalist.

What else was this kabbalist up to around this time?

He was hanging out with occultic sedevacantists.


From left to right: Bishop Urbina Aznar, Bishop Malachi Martin, 
Fr. Rama Coomaraswamy, and Bishop José Ramon Lopez-Gaston.


What’s going on here?