Monday, August 20, 2018

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.


  1. It's a (religious education) shell game - by the perverts, for the perverts, to make more perverts.

    "It is one of the Catholic institutions which have arisen in the United States in the last 35 years in response to a perceived drift in parts of the Church from the traditional tenets of the Catholic faith. In an interview published by Catholic World News, Father Fessio stated that one of the main objectives of Ignatius Press was to print English translations of contemporary European theologians." ('cause ya know them contemporary european theologians (like the contemporary european cardinals) adhere to the traditional tenets of the catholic faith!)

    too bad they're so perverse or you could affiliate w/them: "Anyone can raise money or earn income by participating in the Ignatius Press Affiliate Program! If you have a web site, you can begin selling Catholic books, videos, music, art and magazines, almost immediately. Reach thousands of people who are buying Catholic products online. We have teamed up with Commission Junction to introduce and administer our affiliate program. The Ignatius Press Affiliate Program allows you to earn income by placing our banners and links on your web site. When a visitor clicks on one of our links, on your site, you can earn a 10% commission on everything purchased by the visitor during that visit. There is no limit to how much you can earn. You have the opportunity of providing access to great Catholic books, videos, music, art and magazines, through your site, and without having to stock the inventory or handle the shipping.

    Ignatius Press is committed to orthodox Catholic items at fair prices. We are also committed to superior customer service. Your visitors will receive the same level of customer service as the person who accesses our secure server site directly."

  2. A wider distribution of the satanic miter of Benedict XVI by Eng. Franco Adessa might help clear this mess up.


    ¨I am going to write a controversial book¨
    ¨I am going to go on EWTN¨
    ¨I am going to go on the radio first, afterwards, The Journey Home¨
    and he did and now he has Fr. Wolfe praising him from the pulpit. All because Ignatius Press should have used more discernment.