Monday, July 26, 2021

Q: Guess who is happy about ‘Traditionis Custodes’?

A: None other than the merchant of bigotry, name-calling, and Christ-denial himself.

source: twitter@FoxmanAbraham, 19 July 2021

Charles A. Coulombe & Satanic holidays

Haunted Places in America: A Guide to Spooked and Spooky Public Places in the United States (2004) - Charles A. Coulombe

Considering that Charles Coulombe: practices tarot card divinization at a theosophical lodge; attends Halloween parties sponsored by the Gnostic Society; likes The Gnostic Society of Los Angeles on social media; enjoys occult movies; channels the Amazing Criswell who he is also obsessed with; rubs shoulders with gnostics socially and gives them lectures on everything but Catholicism; all the while he is a Feeneyite religious brother who has a gnostic bishop serve on the board of the nonprofit corporation he co-founded for his religious order, we should look at Coulombe’s every move with suspicion. 

Charles Coulombe wrote a book, Haunted Places in America: A Guide to Spooked and Spooky Public Places in the United States. There are several peculiar items in it such as: the first quote in the book is from a Catholic occultist and the second from an Anglican priest; Coulombe feels “privileged” to go on a “ghost hunt” with psychics and parapsychologists where he uses “divining rods” and to boot he brings along his nephew — Guy; that those who go to haunted places and come away encountering something strange are one of the “lucky” ones; and Coulombe believes that hauntings are caused by souls, demons, or another race of beings. What really sticks out is the dates on which Coulombe wrote the Introduction and the Afterword and how he chose to write them.





In The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey (born Howard Stanton Levey) in the section Religious Holidays writes, “After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween (or All Hallows’ Eve).”


Considering that the Introduction and the Afterword are dated on two of the three major Satanic holidays and the only photo Charles Coulombe has posted of himself celebrating his birthday just happens to be at the [Annie] Besant Lodge, plus his history with the occult and gnostics, we have to conclude that something isn’t right with Coulombe spiritually or morally.  How much longer can Coulombe use excuses such as: it was only a coincidence; I was taken out of context; they are haters; or equivocate it away before Catholics wake up?


Birthday in the Lodge

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(pp. 96-98) The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey


Friday, July 23, 2021

Francis adds another book by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to his private Judaica Library

Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel giving Francis a book.

On 29 January 2018, Francis kicked off the Rome International Conference on the Responsibility of States — Institutions and Individuals in the Fight against Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Area (see here & here for more details) with an audience at the Vatican for the delegates and speakers.  Francis told those in attendance, “I offer you a warm welcome and thank you for your presence here. I am grateful for the noble aim that brings you here: to reflect together, from varying points of view, on the responsibility of States, institutions and individuals in the struggle against anti-Semitism and crimes associated with anti-Semitic hatred.”  After addressing the group, he exchanged pleasantries and posed for photos with the delegates.

One particular person stood out during the meet-and-greet, Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel, who came bearing a gift for Francis.  Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel is the son of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (aka Rabbi Adin Even-Israel — he changed his name at the suggestion of the Rebbe — Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson) who Francis previously met in Vatican on 5 December 2016.  The day after meeting with Adin Steinsaltz, the rabbi suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered.  His son Menachem is the Executive Director of Shefa (Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications) — Rabbi Steinsaltz's umbrella organization.  During the previous meeting Rabbi Steinsaltz gave Francis a copy of Excerpt from the Talmud Tractate Berachot which discusses the minutiae of the ‘Shema’ that Francis is obsessed about and the ‘Birkat Kohanim’ he has publicly performed.  It’s safe to say that Rabbi Steinsaltz sent his son as his emissary as he was recovering from the aforementioned stroke at the time.  The book which Francis is so happy to be receiving from Rabbi Adin Even-Israel is HaTanakh HaMevo'ar Daniel Ezra Nehemia and in Hebrew.   This leaves us at Call Me Jorge... with the thought that Francis was getting this book of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s because of their previous conversation.  Francis can read Hebrew and speak it too.  Also, Francis already has Hebrew books in his collection and has seen to it that the key documents between the Vatican, the Talmudic Jews, and the Holocaust (dating back to 1965) were translated into Hebrew as well as his book (containing blasphemies) with Rabbi Abraham Skorka.

Advertisement for the book by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

HaTanakh HaMevo'ar Daniel Ezra Nehemia

Here’s the publisher’s description of the work:

“Like his edition of the Talmud, The Steinsaltz Tanakh is a work of monumental and prodigious brilliance that took years to complete. Fueled with a lifelong mission to make learning accessible to Jews of all backgrounds, Rabbi Steinsaltz included a treasure trove of information to make the books of Tanakh clear, concise, user friendly, and above all, enticing students to delve even deeper.

Now you can learn Daniel, Ezra and Nehemia with Rabbi Steinsaltz’s clarifications on King David’s verses, including scientific explanations, background notes on flora and fauna, historical information, and much more.”

The publisher continues in a flyer that HaTanakh HaMevo'ar Daniel Ezra Nehemia contains, “Verse-by-verse elucidations written in clear, simple language to make the text as accessible as possible” and “supplemental background materials, cross-references found elsewhere in Tanakh, alternative interpretations, enriching ideas from Midrash and Jewish philosophers, linguistic notes, and more.”  The book also features the Tanahkh commentary of Rashi (aka Shlomo Yitzchaki, Salomon Isaacides, Salomon de Troyes) (A.D. 1040-1105).

Did Francis just receive HaTanakh HaMevo'ar Daniel Ezra Nehemia or 
did he receive the entire Koren Steinsaltz Tanakh HaMevoar Set?

Rashi also wrote commentary for what became the standard Talmud still used today.  He’s another who believes all sorts of blasphemies about Our Lord (such as believing Jesus to be in hell for harming Israel) and the Blessed Mother. His commentaries are one of the foundations of Talmudic Judaism which seeks to nullify the Word of God and twist it into the desires and fantasies of the rabbis. Rashi was very influential among ‘Christian Kabbalists’ (CMJ uses this term only because historians do) as well as the Franciscan monk, Nicholas of Lyra, who copied from him copiously and spread his ideas. One of the most notable persons who picked up Rashi’s ideas from Nicholas of Lyra was Martin Luther.  As we wrote in the post, Talmudic Jewish Supremacism,

“Rashi, a rabbi from 11th century France who is highly esteemed by Talmudists as being an elite practitioner of PaRDeS. The technique of PaRDeS “is a rabbinic literary invention, whereby each word of the Torah has four levels of interpretation: the literal meaning, peshat, a more subtle or hinting reading, remez, a creative commentary, drash, and a totally hidden or mysterious meaning, sod.” In other words Rashi was great at nullifying what the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) says and twisting it through PaRDeS to what the rabbi wanted it to say.”

We know from a past interview with Rabbi Abraham Skorka that Francis studied Torah with the rabbi.  Francis’ favorite figure is Abraham because he questioned God and challenged God.  After all, it should become clearer why Francis relished telling children that he had “the audacity to rebuke Jesus”.  Lastly, there is the big problem that the Tanakh (aka Hebrew Bible or Masoretic Text) wasn’t composed until after Jesus the Christ ascended to heaven and the destruction of Jerusalem happened!

Sometime around A.D. 95 Akiba ben Yosef (aka Rabbi Akiva) drew up the canon which would became the Tanakh.  Rabbi Akiva believed Bar Kochba was the messiah.  He had hired a man named Aquila to translate from Hebrew to Greek, the rabbinical version of the Old Testament which included the Halakahic laws.  Let’s see a rabbi who believes in a false messiah, the insane man-made Halakahic laws, and set out to write his canon to destroy the credibility of the Gospels — all of which became the foundation for the Tanakh... sounds like a work which is right up Francis’ alley!  It’s no wonder that Francis is reading this book and that L'Osservatore Romano recommended daily Talmud and Tanakh lessons back in 2013!

“The Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible was consolidated in Tiberias in the 10th century and codified by Aaron Ben Asher... The final stamp of sacred authorization was given to the Masoretic text by Maimonides.”
Bible Studies / The Things That You're Liable to Read in the Bible, Haaretz, (3 April 2011)

Look it’s another one of Francis’ favorite Talmudic Jews, the Rambam (aka Moses ben Maimon, Maimonides).  Francis in 2004 stated he admires Maimonides’ open attitude towards other faiths.  What was Moses Maimindes ‘open attitude’?  “Maimonides is on record, in his commentary on the Mishnah, calling for the execution of all Christians and hoping that the name of Jesus, the “name of the wicked, shall rot.””  Four years later the Talmudic Jews in Argentina would award Jorge Mario Bergoglio with the Maimonides Award for Inter-religious Dialogue.

As we have covered here recently, Francis isn’t ignorant, in fact he is the opposite being very well read.  He has exhaustively studied and understand all facets of what he teaches.  Conservatives in the religious media are often puzzled at why Francis teaches un-Catholic beliefs in his homilies, catechesis, interviews, and speeches.  They overlook the elephant that is standing in the room because it is too simple an answer.  This isn’t difficult to figure out, it’s quite easy.  Go to the Vatican’s website and check the “Bollettino quotidiano” to find out who will be visiting Francis that day.  Next browse over to “Servizio Fotografico Vaticano” and peruse the photos from the visitors to see what books were given to Francis.  Lastly, look up the books and read them to compare with the ideas Francis has been sharing.   The one thing which turns up time and time again is a rabbi bearing a gift of anti-Catholic books which Francis happily accepts.

Hasidic rabbis pass on rabbinic policies with gifts of books and brief off-the-record directives.

Adin Steinsaltz receives a Tanya from Rebbe Schneerson - 5 February 1990

As one can plainly see Francis is interested and glad to be receiving another book by Rabbi Steinsaltz.

One photo of Francis says it all

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Three Jesuits: Francis, and Arturo Sosa (the Superior General of the Jesuits), and Pascal Calu (a Belgian Jesuit at the General Curia in Rome) tell jokes on 3 May 2021.
A photo of Francis in meeting room on the floor he uses as his apartment in Casa Santa Marta hotel says all you need to know about him. See his favorite blasphemous painting behind him which reads, “May his name and memory be blotted out” on the placard above the crucified Jesus.
In the book, El Jesuita: Conversaciones con el cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Francis states, “The White Crucifixion, Chagall, who was a Jewish believer, is not cruel (but) it is hopeful. Pain is shown there calmly. I believe that it is one of the most beautiful things he painted.”  Blasphemy in Francis’ eyes is beauty and ‘blotting out the name and memory’ of Jesus the Christ gives him hope. This should come as no surprise as Francis is a traditionalist, albeit a rabbinical one.

 Close up view of Francis and Chagall’s blasphemous painting.

The Talmudic acronym YESHU for Jesus Christ which means “may his name and his memory be blotted out.”

Malachi Martin — agent for the American Jewish Committee at Vatican II

Malachi Martin's Double Agent Status Documented

By John Grasmeier
June, 2007 has obtained numerous incriminating documents proving not only that Malachi Martin was indeed the infamous Vatican II “double agent,” but also that his duplicitous activities during the Council ran far deeper than had been previously thought.


During the Second Vatican Council, Martin acted as an assistant and translator to Cardinal Augustin Bea, head of the Secretariat for the Promotion of Christian Unity (SPCU). At the time, a major focus of the SPCU was the Jewish declaration portion of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II document that addressed the Church’s relations with other religions. Cardinal Bea would later be referred to by Archbishop Lefebvre as an “instrument of betrayal.”

In January of 1966, Look Magazine ran an article entitled “How the Jews Changed Catholic Thinking,” a lengthy, in-depth look at the influence various Jewish lobbying groups had over the final draft of Nostra Aetate. In the article, Senior Editor Joseph Roddy tells of an unnamed Jesuit priest who held a key position in Rome during the time the Second Vatican Council was in session. The priest, described as a “double agent who “could never turn down work” and a “savior in the diaspora,” would use his position to gather and disseminate inside information to the secular press and the Jewish lobbying groups, who would in turn use that information in their efforts to influence the Council fathers – particularly the progressive American bishops. Although the priest’s actual name is withheld, several pseudonyms he used for his various activities are revealed.

As “Michael Serafian,” he wrote “The Pilgrim” (Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, 1964), a tell-all book on the politics, key figures and inner dealings of the council. As “F.E. Cartus,” he penned two timely articles, one for Harper’s Magazine and one for the American Jewish Committee’s influential intellectual periodical “Commentary.” As “Pushkin,” he would feed “inside tips and tactical leaks,” often in the form of notes slipped under doors, to journalists of major media organizations.

This all took place many years before Malachi Martin became a cult figure and public author who wrote books under his own name. Although word began to get around in certain circles that Martin and the pen-names were one in the same, it wasn’t until 5 years after he left Rome, when he wrote “The Encounter” (Ferrar, Straus & Giroux), that the first solid nexus was made between Martin and the double-agent priest. On the back cover of The Encounter, it states clearly that Malachi Martin did indeed write “The Pilgrim” under the pseudonym Michael Serafian.

Despite the indisputable self-admission that Michael Serafian was Martin’s pen name, many of his devoted fans would claim that there was no evidence that he was the mole priest identified in the Look article who wrote for the American Jewish Committee and used his position in Rome to pass sensitive information to the press. What follows, will indisputably show not only that Martin was the double-agent priest in the Look article, but that the “warm friendship with the AJC” described by Joe Roddy was far warmer than anyone, including Roddy, had suspected.

The documents referenced below were made available to AQ by the Manuscripts Department of the New York Public Library. They are part of the Ferrar, Straus & Giroux collection, which contains correspondence and documentation on the publishing company’s dealings with many of its authors. They are available to any and all. None have been altered in any way shape or form.


Exhibit A: Setting up the Swiss bank account – This memo, dated March 19, 1964 was written by FSG treasurer Robert Wohlforth (RW) and sent to Robert Straus (RWS). Roger Straus was the president of Ferrar, Straus and Giroux and the sole heir to the Guggenheim fortune. The memo describes a discussion the two had regarding “The Pilgrim contract” and what steps needed to be taken to set up a Swiss bank account.

Exhibit B: Zachariah Shuster receives royalty payments from Martin’s book, “The Pilgrim” – This extraordinarily fascinating sheet of paper must be colloquially described as the proverbial “doozey.” It’s a Ferrar, Straus and Giroux royalty statement listing payouts and deductions for The Pilgrim. Only instead of the payee being the author of the book, Malachi Martin (aka Michael Serafian), the payee just happens to be Zachariah Shuster of the American Jewish Committee.

Exhibit C: Zachariah Shuster wonders where the check is – Zachariah Shuster of the American Jewish Committee writes a letter to FS&G treasurer wondering why a check that was destined for a Swiss bank account hasn’t yet arrived. He follows up with a confirmation then receives a response from Ferrar, Straus and Giroux treasurer Robert Wohlforth.

Exhibit D: Martin’s services are requested by the AJC – Here we have Marc Tanenbaum, Director of Interreligious Affairs for the AJC, accepting a gracious offer from Roger Straus to use Malachi Martin as he sees fit. Tanenbaum thinks the idea is a good one, stating that “Serafian (Martin) could provide a genuine service if he were to deal with the crucial issue of the deicide problem…” Although the hoped for late summer deadline would not be met, in the January 1965 issue of the AJC publication, Commentary, Martin, as F.E. Cartus, writes an article entitled “Vatican II and the Jews,” At the beginning of the third paragraph, it reads in part as follows:

“Roman Catholic believers drew a whole range of practical conclusions from these premises. The Jews as a people-not only the Jews of Christ’s time but Jews of all time-were guilty of having killed Christ, the God-man: theologically speaking, they were deicides.”

Not only does Martin dutifully write the article (containing a vast amount of insider information) as requested, but he exceeds all expectations when he fabricates a statement on the Jews that he attributes to Pope John XXIII, claiming it was written shortly before his death and was to be read on a set date in all Catholic Churches worldwide. That story HERE.

Also of note is Tanenbaum referring to three ”secret memoranda” submitted by the AJC to Cardinal Bea.

Exhibit E: Robert Straus receives Martin’s assignment from the AJC – Robert Straus acknowledges receiving Tanenbaum’s letter and notes that he simultaneously had received the assignment for “The Pilgrim” to write the article for the AJC publication.

Exhibit F: Roger Straus wants to discuss Martin with Podhorez – Roger Straus wishes to discuss a letter from Michael Serafian (Malachi Martin) with Norman Podhorez, the editor of Commentary – the publication where the article was to appear. It’s unclear what is meant when Straus states they should discuss the matter as a “possible post mortem.” Perhaps he was referring to the fact that the hoped for timeframe of late summer couldn’t be met.

Exhibit G: Straus makes undeniable connection between Martin and F.E. Cartus – Roger Straus writes to a British publisher telling him to look for an article by pseudonym Michael Serafian (Martin) that will appear in the September 1965 issue of Harper’s Magazine. As promised, an article by F.E. Cartus entitled “The Vatican Council Ends – Reform on borrowed time?” by F.E. Cartus appears in the September edition of Harpers.

Exhibit H: An ledger with interesting transactions – A ledger that was created to show “actual payments to or in (sic) behalf of Michael Serafian,” offers some interesting insights. On line 1, it shows the check sent to Zachariah Shuster on June 25, 1964 (see Exhibit C). On line 3, it shows the net royalty payment that is shown on line 29 of the document at Exhibit B. On line 2, it shows another payment to Zachariah Shuster that does not have any corresponding documentation in the FS&G collection. On line 5, it shows a payment of $500 to Abe Karlikow. Abe Karlikow was the director of the American Jewish Committee’s European office, based in Paris, France. On line 9, it shows Martin’s last payment as being on June 7, 1965. Just a few weeks later, on June 24, 1965, Martin would receive a $7,350 (around $48,000 in 2007 dollars) fellowship grant from the Harry F. Guggenheim foundation. The founder of that foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim, just so happens to be Roger Straus’ uncle on his mother’s side.

In Summary

There is no doubt whatsoever that the double agent described in the Look article by Joseph Roddy was in fact Malachi Martin. The document at exhibit G undeniably ties Michael Serafian – who is undeniably Malachi Martin – to the F.E Cartus pseudonym.

Joe Roddy was somewhat remiss, in that the relationship between Martin and the American Jewish Committee was far more than “warm friendship.” The relationship was outright collusive. Zachariah Shuster and Abe Kalikow were receiving payments on Martin’s behalf that were laundered through a Swiss bank account set up specifically for that purpose. Marc Tanenbaum requested custom propaganda for the AJC periodical “Commentary,” which Martin happily provided. Shuster and Kalikow were attached to the European office of the AJC in Paris, France, which just so happens to be where Martin fled to after he left Rome.

Martin was paid well for his services. According to the Straus ledger (exhibit H), during the latter half of 1964, he received a total of $3,651.03. According to the Federal Reserve consumer price index calculator, that would equal $24,202.80 today. In the first half of 1965, he received $4,282.85, which works out to $27,940.50 in 2007 dollars. Immediately after receiving his last payment from Straus in June of ’65, Martin receives a grant from Straus’ uncle’s foundation for $7,350 or $47,950 adjusted to 2007. In fairness to Martin, it must be noted that he took that grant in monthly payments over 15 months following the time it was awarded to him. The fact remains however, in the year’s time that spanned from June of ’64 and June of ’65, Martin was paid, granted, or received on his behalf at least $100,000 adjusted for inflation. This sum only includes what has been documented by AQ as being paid from Guggenheim and FS&G from in that one year span. It does not include other payments, if any, from Guggenheim and FS&G that AQ doesn’t have a record of. It does not include any payments Martin would have received for writing the articles for Commentary and Harpers. It does not include any other possible income sources. In the summer of 1963, Robert Kaiser claims that Martin “always had a wallet was stuffed with hundred dollar bills,” that he believed was provided by the AJC. In any case, he most certainly didn’t do the AJC’s bidding for free. It’s more than safe to assume that Martin had income aside from that which AQ has been able to document 40 years after the fact.

While Malachi Martin was supposed to be working on behalf of Holy Mother Church, the Holy See and his brother and sister Catholics, he was working for secular publishers, secular media organization and Jewish interest groups.


For more on Malachi Martin see The Malachi Martin Dossier.