Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Feeneyite Brother Charles Coulombe (aka Br. Charles Columban, MICM)

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Few know that Roy-Charles Coulombe is an unabashed Feeneyite, and even fewer know that he is in fact a Feeneyite brother, and almost no ones seems to know or even care that a theosophist gnostic freemasonic bishop signed the incorporation papers (and still serves as an executive) of the branch of Feeneyism on the West Coast which Charles Coulombe co-founded!

The names “Br. Charles Columban”, “Charles Columban”, and “Brother Roy” show up over the years. Below are items which can easily be found by using simple search engines on the internet.

A few photos Coulombe posted of J. Fred Farrell on facebook, two of which have himself in them. Note that Fred J. Farrell wears a coat and tie even though he is a Feeneyite brother... remind you of someone? In two years from the date these photos were taken, Fred J. Farrell, Roy-Charles A. Coulombe, and Stephan A. Hoeller will sign founding documents of the Saint Benedict Center - West.  

Defenders of Charles Coulombe laughably claim that this was done as a favor because J. Fred Farrell didn’t know anyone who could help him form a nonprofit company. Did J. Fred Farrell (aka Br. Leonard Mary) not know how to look up a lawyer in the Yellow Pages phone book and dial a phone? Did J. Fred Farrell not meet any Catholics after living in California for eight years who could help him form a nonprofit? Did Charles Coulombe (aka Br. Charles Columban) think it a good idea to have a gnostic bishop sign the incorporation papers of a ‘catholic’ non-profit? And why is this same gnostic bishop still serving as secretary (a very important position) of the same non-profit as we type?

J. Fred Farrell and Mary Pomerleau (1985)

Charles, Kirk Mulhearn, J. Fred Farrell

J. Fred Farrell, Mary Pomerleau, mother, Charles (1985)

On the founding document for the Saint Benedict Center - West we see the name Brother Charles Columban, MICM show up. 

1988 Article of Incorporation - Saint Benedict Center - West

“The case of Charles Coulombe represents a good example of this younger, pro-Feeney crowd. Coulombe, a movie critic and columnist for the National Catholic Register, is a Generation-Xer who also runs the "Charlemagne Press" out of Arcadia, California. According to both Br. Bartholomew of the St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts and Br. Andre of the St. Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire, Coulombe's involvement with Feeneyism is extensive. According to Br. Andre, Coulombe is one of three religious brothers of "St. Benedict Center West," (also known as the "St. Joseph House of Studies") the first outpost of Feeneyism on the West Coast. The superior of the community, Br. Leonard Mary, (aka J. Fred Farrell, Jr.), is the publisher and author of the foreword to Desire and Deception, the same pro-Feeney book Gerry Matatics was circulating on his lecture tour. The links here are not coincidental. Both Br. Bartholomew and Br. Andre independently asserted that Coulombe himself is the author of Desire and Deception, and that "Thomas A. Hutchinson" is merely a pen name.”
Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus: Father Feeney Makes a Comeback, Catholic, Fidelity Press, December 1994. (bold is ours)

A pro-Feeney tract written by Coulombe using a pseudonym. Charles Coulombe would deny for fifteen years that he was Thomas Hutchinson until the second edition of the book was published. This is interesting because Coulombe attacks people for hiding behind pseudonyms.

Desire and Deception: Is the Church Necessary? by Thomas A. Hutchinson (1994)

“My debt of gratitude goes back to the Feeneyites...Br. Charles Coulombe in Monrovia, CA (never came under censure, but his superior Br. Leonard Mary was reconciled with Fr. Feeney)”
Saint Benedict Center(in Still River, Massachusetts) - Sean_O_L, Catholic Answers Forum, 3 Dec 1999.  (bold is ours)

“I can never repay the debt I owe to the various Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Brother Charles Coulombe and company from “St. Benedict Center West” in California.”
Banned Near Boston: Why You Won't Be Seeing Me at the St. Benedict Center Conference - Gerry Matatics, Biblical Foudations International, 26 July 2006. (bold is ours)

Criswell the Psychic is best know for his work in Ed Wood's Plan Nine from Outer Space and his very own predictions to the general public was not quite absent at his 100 year celebration at the Piano Bar in Hollywood. He used to say," The future is where we will spend the rest of our lives!"

It was a formal affair, very gay but not in a sexual way, but in the 1930's terms. Brother Charles Coulumbe, writer, and creator of this festival of future events coined the phrase that we are forever more known as the Criswelians.

Reverence for a man's motto 'we don't think we know". Happy Birthday to Scot from Dearly Beloved toured, heck out his site at attended with friends Alex and Sue, Dr Stephen Holler the Bishop of the Gnostic church, Ed Canfield, Audio Visual expert and his crew, We had Eddie Canter music loads special guests, and Good Booze I mean we emptied the top shelf and they were out of beer the next day. I was in charge of securing the location and asking Alex to make the yummy Swedish meatball appetizers and vegetable dips. That night, 30 of us in gowns and tuxes wet down the street singing on a pilgrimage to Criswell's old home known as Disgrace land by my peers. There, Brother Roy and his evil twin told real life ghost stories, only they were true! Brother Roy lived there with his family in the 60's! 

LA SCOOP - Tequila Mockingbird, Rock n Roll Hollywood, 30 August 2007 (bold is ours)

Preface: Of Pseudonyms and Small Minds, Desire and Deception: Charles A. Coulombe, 24 September 2009.

Coulombe writes, “Br. Leonard Mary, MICM (J. Fred Farrell, Jr.) was my religious superior”.

Mary F. Craft, The Boston Globe, published from from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2015.

Charles Coulombe was still referring to himself as “Br. Charles Columban” on 20 October 2019 in this entry at an online guestbook for Gary Neal Crouch. Notice he posted his location as “Trumau, Austria”. According to the amazon blurb for recently published book by Charles, he “is currently studying Theology at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria.”

Gary Crouch Neal Guestbook, Roller Funeral Homes, 20 October 2019 (archived)

Snapshot from a defunct twitter account, mentions a Br. Thomas living with Coulombe. According to the Br. Andre, “Coulombe is one of three religious brothers of "St. Benedict Center West," (also known as the "St. Joseph House of Studies") the first outpost of Feeneyism on the West Coast.” If we were to count the late Br. Leonard Mary, that would make three.

source: twitter@SVPhilosophers, 19 July 2020

What’s going on here?

Is he or isn’t he still a brother of a Feeneyite group which he co-founded and presently serves as Chief Executive Officer of?  Why the coat and tie if he is a Feeneyite brother? Why the hiding behind a pseudonym for fifteen years? Why the many monikers? Why is a religious brother organizing and celebrating the 100th birthday of homosexual psychic? Did this person skip basic catechism? Why the tarot card divination in theosophical gnostic lodge?

*** BONUS ***

Guess who helped rehabilitate Charles’ image the first time he was busted (by the SSPX) in the mid-90’s as a Feeneyite occultist?
If you guessed the Saint Benedict Center, Inc. of New Hampshire you are correct!

Speaking of the Saint Benedict Center, Inc. of New Hampshire... is it younger or older than Charles’ Saint Benedict Center - West?

If you guessed that the Saint Benedict Center, Inc. of New Hampshire is younger you are correct as it was incorporated 4 September 2001 whereas the  Saint Benedict Center - West was incorporated 5 August 1988.

And one more item, what’s a papal knight doing speaking/hosting conferences with a Feeneyite group which according to the local diocese isn’t even Catholic?

Is the tail wagging the dog?






1 comment:

  1. Wow what great 1st sources. I still don’t understand how someone could hold to the Feeneyite position and hermeticism. At face value they are polar opposites, as Aristotle would say they are the two extremes that border virtue.

    The only explanation I can think of is that Coulombe is a Malichai Martin type who sows the seeds of discord amongst the natural resistance to the Concilliar church. Kind of like a miniature Dugin figure. But this maybe a premature assumption.