Saturday, March 16, 2019
Cardinal Godfried Danneels, a key backer of Bergoglio (Pope Francis) has died 03-15-2019
Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) had taken strong stands against the New Age Movement as had former Pope John Paul II. I rather suspect that if Danneels daily changing theology was still anti-New Age, he might not have been so militantly opposed to Pope Benedict XVI. Danneels proudly proclaimed himself part of a "mafia" that was determined to advance the Catholic Church 200 years in the future. Towards that end, he enthusiastically supported Pope Francis (former Cardinal Bergoglia of Argentina). Pope Francis, to my observation, does not appear in the least to be anti-New Age.
Where did Cardinal Danneels end up? That is for the God whom we will all eventually have to face in Judgment to determine. I hope, as I do for everybody, that it was on the "side of the Angels".
P.S. I noticed that Baker Book House has copies of Danneel's 1992 book in stock for a reasonable price. I gave up on finding it and have ordered another copy.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Ann Barnhardt -- a brave Catholic soldier -- Colista Gingrich: USA Ambassador to Vatican?
Friends have alerted me to the incredible work of Ann Barnhardt speaking bravely out on Vatican developments. I am still sorting through her material, but her arguments clearly deserve consideration. Interestingly, I think she must be about the age I was when I discovered the existence of the New Age Movement and its ramifications to Christianity. I would dearly love to talk with her. I would also appreciate knowing our forum participant Susanna's perspective on recent Vatican developments. You may reach Ann Barnhardt's website by clicking here.
For 37 of the 38 years I have tracked the New Age Movement, I have tracked one of its major proponents: NEWT GINGRICH. I first opened my file on him in 1982. Marilyn Ferguson wrote enthusiastically about the brave Georgian Congressman working so hard to advance the New Age agenda. I opened a file on him the day that arrived and have kept tabs on him since.
One tab I didn't follow but should have was the career of his current wife, Colista Gingrich. The Gingrich couple collaborated on one of his Toffler style books: (he was mentored, inter alia, by Alvin and Heidi Toffler)
Newt Gingrich has never tried to hide his New Age affiliations and propensity. Too many Christians, Evangelicals included, fail to see them. I have written frequently on Newt Gingrich in the past. Now that I realize that his current wife, Colista, is the United States Ambassador to the Vatican, I have reviewed and thought about the situation again.
I have many of Newt Gingrich's books in my library. Some titles include:
- Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate (2013);
- Contract with America (1995);
- Contract with the Earth (2007);
- NEWT GINGRICH: Lessons learned the Hard Way (1998);
- To Renew America (1995)
- Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future (1984);
- Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America (2005);
Well, Pope Francis has for all practical purposes endorsed Agenda 21 lock, stock, and barrel; he has now apparently blessed and endorsed religious syncretism. And the USA Ambassador to the Vatican is the current wife of an open New Ager vigorously working the circles of those considering themselves "conservative" with the same propaganda Al Gore (another Toffler protege) spreads on the "liberal" side.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Universal Digital Identificarion - Coming VERY SOON
Rick Wiles reported and showed his video footage of people joyfully being implanted in their right hands with a microchip to be used as part of a global tracking system. Rick Wiles said and my online research tonight concurs that the system is being rolled out rapidly and even ruthlessly.
I did my own online searching tonight. MicroSoft has joined the large global network working for ID2020 -- global human identity.
Interestingly, when I first started speaking nationally on the New Age issues, I did a live telephone interview with an Arlington, Texas station. This was in 1982. A local New Age activist was on at the same time. He listened to me carefully and said, "well, she doesn't sound crazy, but -- Lady, you've got us all wrong. We're not about that _- we're a cybernetics revolution. In the past, when I needed money, I would have to go to the bank and present several forms of identification. Now, all I have to present is a card!"
I said, "yes, and next all you'll have to present is your right hand or forehead." He reacted immediately and almost angrily, saying, 'why most ministers no longer take that literally. The only thing that would interfere with a convenience like that is your silly religious beliefs!"
I responded saying, "'Silly religious beliefs?' OK, let's talk about some of yours: Plant devas? Luciferic initiations?"
He said, "well, there's kooks in every movement." I retorted, "unfortunately, the kooks are running yours."
Well, I do believe we may have slowed down the New Age Movement and "causing all rich and poor to receive a mark in their right hand or forehead" for upwards of 35 years -- they hoped for 1982 implementation.
My educated guess is that whomever they planned to trot out as "messiah" in 1982 is still around, much longer in the tooth, and unhappy ast the high level career delay. Many, many elements are now coming together that appear to have serious prophetic significance. Brexit, populism, Donald Trump, and ,many other factors are being used as excuses to quickly accelerate global change "by any means necessary." Javier Solana is demanding that any global governance restructuring give China much, much more power.
Things are coming together very quickly. The pressures on us will be ugly. I have been disturbed in the past year to learn that Brannon Howse, John McArthur, and Jimmy DeYoung all proclaimed that Christians could take the Mark of the Beast and still be be saved. I don't read Revelation 13 and Revelation 14 that way -- to the contrary, it was an act that could condemn us to everlasting destruction.
It appears that it is happening and it is happening now.
Watch and pray always! And this device must be resisted by us, regardless of societal pressures to succumb>
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Fetzer book was a critical re-entry point for New Age dreams of dominion
What makes one cynically smile is the Jack Canfield, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and company's ridicule and smug contempe for "fundamentalism" when they believe things like that! Likewise with John E. Fetzer and his belief in "channelings", "devas", and the like.
One of my blogspot forum contributors sent me information posted to my blogspot article of September 6, 2016 about the Threshold Foundation. I did not fully focus on it then as I now know I should have. Researching the Fetzer book and its ramifications, I came across a frequently recurring name im mamy New Agre circles, that of Harriet Crosby. Harriet Crosby is a mover and shaker in circles of Institute of Noetic Sciences, Friends of the Earth, various Soviet-American dialogue groups, the White House, and others. Quoting from the linked online source, we read:
During the Clinton administration, Harriett worked in the White House Office of Environmental Policy and with the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. She was bringing innovative thinkers, like David Brower, Father Thomas Berry, Amory Lovins, and Paul Hawkin into the Council on Environmental Quality for regular brown bag lunches and writing speeches for VP Al Gore. She still serves actively on the boards of Friends of the Earth and the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Fox Haven Organic Farm and ecological retreat and learning center. She is working with both Congress and corporations like General Mills to get GMOs and pesticides out of our food, and providing an alternative to chemically intensive industrial agriculture at Fox HavenThat was ast her Fox Haven website. From our 2016 kindly contributor, this was posted to our comments section:
The Doughnuts: In 1981, Joshua Mailman convened a secret meeting in Estes Park Colorado, bringing together a semi-mystical New Age group of 22 wealthy young heirs who called themselves "The Doughnuts." They named themselves after a circular cloud that appeared over the meditation circle they had formed in their outdoor council, where they contemplated "the sacredness of the earth as a living organism" and their duty to save it and its indigenous peoples through joint use of their inherited wealth. The mystical circle became the permanent symbol of their spiritual origins and, in artsy stylization, remains the logo of the present, more secular, Threshold Foundation.
In early 1982 Mailman co-opted the Threshold Foundation name and funding away from the London institution for the use of his informal organization of wealthy "Doughnuts." Each "Doughnut" was sworn to absolute secrecy about their commitment to lofty quasi-religious goals, the projects they funded, and their personal identities. Their internal newsletters used only first names and initials for last names.
The projects they funded, like their gatherings, were typically the self-indulgent, romanticized, and quixotic acts of youth and unearned wealth.
Gatherings: They held retreats and journeys in the Arkansas Ozarks; at Paradise Island (Nassau, Bahamas); Mount Sinai, Egypt, to watch the sunrise; "Green Gulch Community" for its "serenity of cosmic consciousness" in Marin County, California; Esalen on the Big Sur cliffside for personal transformation; the Yoga Center Fire Walking Ceremony at Area - a hot New York club.
Early Projects: Several Doughnuts bought an "eco-lodge" in the Amazon jungle of eastern Ecuador; the entire group attempted to buy a gypsum mine in Arkansas to provide crystals to encircle the U.S. White House and Moscow's Kremlin in a magical crystal peace spell; one Doughnut (Harriet Crosby, General Mills money) founded the Institute for Soviet-American Relations in 1983 to prevent World War III; Richard Perl (his father was a wealthy New Jersey entrepreneur), who was still in Columbia Law School (with a business card saying "Peace Entrepreneur"), would become CEO of Deepak Chopra's holistic health corporation, Infinite Possibilities International and follow Mailman into founding the Social Venture Network.
What they are financing and working for frantically is "transformation." Howe they expect to come is aptly summed up on the very Germanic New Age website, "Spiritual Wiki." From its English translation, I quote:
In the course of evolution , humanity has experienced several existential crises, which ultimately resulted in a transformation of the general level of consciousness after a period of disruption .Daily news these awful days suggest nothing short of a "period of disruption." Chaos has been a major element of the New Age game. The years of my life have doubled since this group was organized by Joshua Mailman<2> in 1981 -- the year I personally discovered and started reporting on the New Age Movement. We may have slowed their agenda down that long -- those promoting the Maitreya the Christ crusade that clearly intended Fetzer Institute creator John E. Fetzer. Brian Wilson's book that is enthusiastically promoted by those preserving Fetzer's legacy makes that abundantly clear.<1> He may well have been part of the funding for the half-million dollar ad campaign that ran banner size full page newspaper ads on April 25, 1982 proclaiming "The Christ is Now Here." He was not the only one with money. According to another much earlier (1997) book on the life of John C. Fetzer, JOHN FETZER: ON A HANDSHAKE by Dan Ewald, Fetzer pursued his obsession "to his dying breath." (page 10) Very, very sad!1>2>
I have much more to say -- the Fetzer book is not a mere history of an interesting quirky but wealthy person. I believe it is a type of literary and "civil society" coming out party that intends to make the New Age the very "Now Age" Examining the 990 reports of these networking institutions it is apparent they have vast sums of money at their disposal -- the type of money that buys media support. There are now claims and studies claiming a majority of USA residents now have New Age beliefs.
Well, their "Golden Motorcycle gangs" appear to be riding. I doubt if they make it to the biblical Streets of Gold!
I will be writing much more. Please make your inputs here as well. Many thanks to the 2016 contributor who anonymously posted the Joshua Mailman and "doughnut" group information. And, yes, chaos sufficient to bring down the USA is still very much part of the New Age agenda as it was when I first discovered their doings back in 1981. The difference now is that many have gone back to sleep, apathy again rules the day, and technology has advanced sufficiently to enable them. I will present summaries of the wealth of some of these organizations (Fetzer Institute, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Tide Foundation, Center for Conscious Evolution) in my next posting.
May the Lord help us all!
<1> Wilson's book reveals that current Fetzer Memorial Trust President Bruce Fetzer, a great nephew of John E. Fetzer read the Creme books on the "Reappearance of the Christ" with his uncle in the 1980s. Fetzer was a major circulator and promoter of the Great Invocation. According to Wilson, Fetzer reproduced the Great Invocation in both of his genealogical works. This book makes it clear that Fetzer put his money where his New Age mouth was. According to another book on Fetzer's life, 1>
<2> Joshua Mailman was and is a considerable force both in New Age and in economic circles. This is from the Bloomberg website: Mr. Joshua A. Mailman, also known as Josh, serves as President at Sirius Business Corporation. He serves as a Managing Director at Sirius Change Investments. He is also Managing Director at Serious Change L.P. Mr. Mailman serves as an Investor and Senior Advisor at Impact America Fund. He serves as a Partner at The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund. Mr. Mailman founded Social Venture Network in 1987, Business for Social Responsibility in 1992 and Threshold Foundation in 1981.2>
Saturday, January 19, 2019
New Age Movement is Anti-Christ at its proclaimed core
Also conveniently missing from Wilson's book was any mention of the open and enthusiastic sympathy for Lucifer existing int he New Age Movement. The Theosophical Society;s official magazine in its early days was "LUCIFER". Wilsn spent much time discussing Alice Bailey and Fetzer's appreciation and promotion of the Lucis Trust work. I do not believe that Wilson did not know that organization was openly anti-Semitic in those Alice Bailey books and that it started its New York City life operating under the name "Lucifer Publishing Company."
Despite the efforts of what I term "Disinformation Agents" infesting Christian circles, both Evangelical and Catholic, to convince you the New Age Movement has not targeted Christianity, it clearly has. I learned and documented this when I discovered the Movement and its ultimate goals. One of those obvious goals was a "New World Religion".
New Age New Age: A Collection of Thought Systems New Age is a compilation of metaphysical, Eastern-influenced thought systems. These thought systems unite theology, nature, and philosophy. This movement comprises countless "theologies" that often center on religious tolerance and moral diversity. The main phrases (or "isms") that reveal the focal point of New Age thought are "feel-goodism" (do whatever feels good, as long as you are not hurting someone else), "moral relativism" (situational ethics), and "pluralism" (universal tolerance). The phrase "New Age" refers to the "Aquarian Age" which, according to New Age supporters, is now beginning. This Age is expected to bring in peace and enlightenment, as well as reunite humans with "god." New Age doctrine says that humans are currently estranged from god due to a lack of insight concerning god's real nature and reality. In New Age understanding, mankind is central. Humans are considered to be divine, as co creators, and as the ultimate hope for the future of the world. Although New Age is generally tolerant of almost any world religion or philosophy, it is opposed to the "narrow-mindedness" of Christianity that teaches Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal salvation. New Age philosophy is complicated to define because there is no centralized hierarchy, doctrine, or membership. At its foundation, the New Age movement is a religious system with two main doctrines: Evolutionary Godhood and Global Unity.
The above is taken from one of the top hits prioritized by Google using the search term "New Age Movement." Here is a picture of my search tonight:
Going to that site, we see this from which the above portion is extracted:
Yes, the New Age Movement appears to be alive and well here on Planet Earth. It has the same old goals I observed of it when I discovered it in 1981:
- New World Order (now known as "Global Governance"and/or "Civil Society" among many other monikers)
- New World Religion -- Mysticism in its myriad of forms is the name of that game;
- New Age Messiah - global governance leader -- one they cheerfully admit is not Jesus.
The Brian C. Wilson book has painfully awoken me to the hard fact that they are on the move again with the very same ugly agenda. We may have, with the help of God and disenchanted New Agers who rightfully fled the Movement, slowed them down a good 35 years. However, they are still on the march with many of the same soldiers still in the game as when I first discovered them: David Spangler, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jack Canfield and his "Golden Motorcycle Gang" (Barbara Marx Hubbard and many others detailed in Canfield's book of that name, They still practice networking, but now much obvious organizing such as "Transformational Leadership Council", Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS, the Fetzer Institute (institute to advance the New Age Movement and agenda globally), and so many others are out there. As New Age / Environmental writer Paul Hawken bragged, their Movenebt -- one he claims nobody saw coming, but I and many other saw it coming and tried to warn over the years over the representations to the Christian community of those claiming to be "Counter-Cultists) that it did not exist and that the New Agers were not polirtically networked in any way. That was one audacious statement Walter Martin made to what was supposed to be the first major Evangelical conference against the New Age Movement held at the Denver Seminary in March, 1985. New Age apologist, cult protector J. Gordon Melton spoke at that conference by the organizer's invitation. His title? "A Christian Response to the Hidden Dangers."
The Fetzer Institute is a major New Age player. It is well endowed with many millions of John E. Fetzer's fortune. It is not alone. Paul N. Temple (co-founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and its chief financial backer) has died and undoubtedly left much of his fortune to that cause. The founder of hte Templeton Foundation has died, but his fortune has gone in similar directions.
Yes, that Movement is on the move. Its strong alliances with the LGBTQ and other hostile to Christian and other forms of monotheism make it this time formidable indeed. And, now it appears that apathy has settled in as they once again march vigorously to our detriment with the help of their aging but angry forces now longer in the teeth upset that they did not take over long ago as they thought would happen in 1982 before they were unexpectedly outed.
Yes, it is time to wake up. They New Age Movement never went away. It did some regrouping and shape shifting but now it appears they are proudly flying their flags. Yes, they still call it 'NEW AGE!
May the Lord help us all!
Friday, January 04, 2019
Everything I warned of in HIDDEN DANGERS is included in book about JOHN E. FETZER
I'm working on a major review of that book which will be published here and at NewswithViews when finished. In the meantime, I prepared these comments to a request for comments that I'm certain will never be published at that New Age "Wisdom" site. For the record, here they are:
I'm the author of probably the first major book from a critical Christian perspective on the New Age Movement: THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW. I detailed in that book the very things that Brian Wilson notes about Mr. Fetzer. Ironically, Fetzer and I both came from 7th Day Adventist backgrounds. I, too, had to reject some of their teachings and much from their prophetess, Ellen G. White. However, Mr. Fetzer unfortunately threw the baby out with the bathwater. He either rejected Jesus and/or threw him into a type of Roman pantheon of one deity among many. Ironically, it was a concept of "forces" that led him to first deviate from SDA doctrines. Too bad the SDA teachings on Daniel failed to emphasize Daniel 11:38 a prophecy many ascribe as one about the future end-time dictator who would persecute God's people:
"He shall honor in his estate the god of forces, a god whom his people knew not." Also, somebody failed to ask him which part of "thou shalt have no other gods before me" did he not understand Further, his religious education should have had greater emphasis on Deuteronomy chapter 18 which contains a list of spiritual practices forbidden to the Jews as the reason why God was removing the previous occupants from the lands he was giving them. Virtually every one of those forbidden practices was adopted by Mr. Fetzer. That is very sad!
Perhaps all here need to know that Lucis Press had an earlier name and I have three books in my personal library that prove it: "Lucifer Publishing Company."
There was a profile in 2d Thessalonians, chapter 2 as to who was and who was not taken in by the anti-Christ: "the love of the truth." None of us probably have perfect truth. We all see through glass darkly. BUT, we must cherish and protect the words God gave us through his word, unfashionable as it now may seem.
Mr. Fetzer was into Benjamin Creme, a "Course in Miracles," psychic readings, bowed down to Buddha (watch the video of Mr. Fetzer meditating -- the image of Buddha is before him as he does -- it is up on the Fetzer Institute's website and I have downloaded same).
Mr. Fetzer should not take all the blame for this deception. The 7th Day Adventists who awarded him a 1980 honorary doctorate should take some -- evidently his generous contributions to Andrew University were more important to them than Mr. Fetzer's soul. The Presbyterian minister of his should take blame as well. Both could have done more for that man.
May the Lord help us all!
CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Yes, the New Age Movement by whatever moniker is still alive and well
Others, including TruNews have suggested they might bre interested in doing an updated HIDDEN DANGERS.
With that being said, I am encouraged to see others come out with clear evidence that I have expounded over the years that the New Age Movement has long since infiltrated the Church. I am very encouraged by the work of these two young men and I"m watching their SkyWatchTV Youtube video as I'm writing this. I recommend you watch it as well.
The interviews with TruNews went well. I recognized I made a few "fatigue" mistakes. I said I awoke to the migraine and discovered Javier Solana had been given exclusive authority to make the military decisions over Yugoslavia "in 1996" -- no, it was March 1999. I also said I had the meeting with Cornelius Vanderbreggen in 1986 -- it was 1987. Apart from that, I had fewer "senior moments" than too often happens. Thank you for your prayers.
The TruNews programs have been running the last few days -- both on the TruNews Network and on Youtube. Again, I was not edited and was given the freedom to speak freely.
I'm somewhat disappointed that Tom Horn didn't see fit to send me a review copy. It was obvious that they had borrowed part of the title of Hidden Dangers -- the gentleman sending it to me wrote "I wonder where they got that title."
Well, imitation is the highest form of flattery. So, I guess I'm happy. I'm happy that the word on the "Hidden Dangers" of the New Age Movement continues to spread and I'm happier still that this one comes from former New Agers who have received "true enlightenment" rather than the "Enlightenment" the New Age Movement promises it can deliver. I was going to order a hard copy of the book, but I saw that delivery would take several weeks. So, I ordered the Kindle version and will be reading it over this weekend.
The Amazon link to the Bancarz/Peck book may be reached by clicking here.
My new video recordings with Doc Burkhart of TruNews can be reached by clicking here.
Thank you for your prayers and feedback. Yes, I'm still working on that article about why after 23 years of observing Javier Solana, I still persist and can't let go. I did a lot on it last night.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I need your prayers -- TruNews Scheduled Tapings
Pray for me: I have an important eye appointment Friday afternoon. Last time I got the shots, one resulted in a bruised red eye that took about 10 days to clear. My retnal specialist physician is excellent and every once in awhile it can happen. I've been getting shots in both eyes for the past year for the eye problems. I'm suspecting I may need still more shots for the wet macular degeneration. But there is a complication: TruNEWS.com has asked me to do more programs for them -- to fly to Vero Beach this Sunday and return on Tuesday night for two days of taping -- Monday and Tuesday. My husband and I suggested it wait until after the holidays, but they thought it important to be done now for holiday taping. Although I have obvious differences of opinions with Rick Wiles on some key subjects (Israel), he did not censor me and I had tremendous feedback from people who said the programs were very important to them as viewers. Pray that the eye treatments are successful with no red eyes resulting and that the flight be safe and the programming go according to God's will.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Javier Solana wants us to give more global power to China -- See what his "strategic model" Xi might bring -- Uighur Persecution could be a template for ours!
|Inside China's Re-education Camps -- a sobering lesson for us all!|
In light of GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and China's heavy role in that system, Solana's repeated praise for that system, and clear reports of China's using the Earth Observations systems to spy and rate their citizenry on a "social credit" type system, I strongly recommend you listen carefully to an escaped Uighur woman reporting on the concentration camp in which Uighurs (a Moslem tribe) are interred for "transformation" (brainwashing and torture).
Then dust off your Bibles and read the passages in Daniel and Revelation about end time persecution of believers. In fact, Chinese Christians have long faced terrible persecution from the Chinese government as are North Korean believers.
If Javier Solana gets his way with his obviously "strategically designed" global governance, this is a very good clue as to what we could be very soon in for. As the old John Donne poem went, "Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee."
Donald Trump, Nationalism, Brexit, European populism, "climate change" and other factors are being used as excuses for "Global Governance - now." If Javier Solana and his sophisticated backers get their way, what is happening in China could soon also be very real for us. GEOSS, drones, facial recognition technology are increasing threats. We need to wake up and smell the coffee!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Leadership in Transplantation: From Tactics to Strategy - Francisco Javi...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
GEOSS data, information and tools provide the basis for policy definitio...
Two important videos to view to understand the huge scope of this GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS. There is information on China's contributions in the first video here. There are enormous resources on the internet to illustrate the size and scope of GEOSS.
Watch both and stay tuned!
P.S. I'm also linking this video that I referenced in my comments that is a presentation Javier Solana gave in 2017 to a Leadership in Transplantation conference.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
GEOSS - Short explanatory video
Monday, October 29, 2018
G E O S S -- GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS
GEOSS - GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATION S
Forget the "black helicopters". Forget the "chemtrails". These are mere diversions or a successful variant of the time-honored of the time honored New Age game of "watch the fundamentalists run." The real danger is now everywhere - GEOSS - a total global "system of systems" in place, poised to monitor virtually everything.
GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS was constructed between 2005 and 2015. It's proponents describe it in almost messianic terms. One of its leaders, a Ms. Ryan rapturously describes it as "a Movement" as well as an all-encompassing system.
GEOSS is literally and figuratively "Big Brother on steroids." It encompasses satellite surveillance systems from Europe through China -- USA included.
This is not my first time writing about this all- encompassing satellite/sensor observing "system of systems". I posted the following on March 18, 2006 to this blogspot:
, , , And that is not to mention the 2008 year the Europeans hope to tie together various creepily acronymed entities such as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), GEOSS (Global Environment and Observation System of Systems). But you can relax. Everybody will be perfectly safe. After all, their planned system will monitor every ship at sea. According to their generously free CD, it can even monitor people out on a walk! Sleep well. Our EU big brothers (and they brag that George Bush helped with the GEOSS project) will monitor our every move. And no doubt, they will come off looking like heroes with their fusion energy project called ITER. That rhymes with bitter. , . .ITER may not be as successful today as its proponents hoped, but GEOSSS is going strong just about everywhere. Most of us are blissfully unaware! Where is GEOSS today? What do its proponents say on their websites?
From one of its user handbooks:
A sobering thought is GEOSS combined with drone technology. That makes some of the prophecies about global persecution of believers easier to comprehend.
I've spent enormous time researching this recently and the web available material is so extensive, encapsulation is sometimes difficult. There is a lot here to wrap one's brain around.
Research this yourself and Stay tuned!
Monday, October 01, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Solana's :"globernance": scheme in action? EU, China, Russia plan on Iran
“In practical terms this will mean that EU member states will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran, and this will allow European companies to continue trade with Iran,” Mogherini said after meeting with representatives of the other signatories: the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China plus Iran. This will be “in accordance with European Union law, and could be opened to other partners in the world,” she said. (Yahoo Finance, September 25, 2018)
Moreover, the current trade war the USA and China are waging appears to be lengthening.
We are in perilous times, indeed.
Once again, I couldn't go to bed without showing you this and giving you my impressions that I have been formulating for a long time. Javier Solana is, in my opinion, the architect of the current European maneuvers for global governance, remilitarization of Europe, and to use populism as an excuse to take down countries clinging to what he calls Westphalian notions of "sovereignty." The attached Window snips of a Bloomberg article and a Russian reprint and interpretation: "Tell me, American, what is your power?" It is my opinion that Solana is reactivating his old moves from the years 2000 through 2009 to get Europe to "speak with one voice." Most likely, he would like it to be through him or one of his proteges should he have them.
Time and events will tell. It looks like Dr. Solana is about to become a much higher profile personality on the global stage. He has lined up 3 major military powers to act against us -- combined they have both power and dollars.
May the Lord help us all!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Remembering Senator John McCain - My personal memories
The occasion was the International Christian Book Sellers Convention in Washington, D.C., July 12-14, 1983). I was sitting at a large conference table in a press room where I was being interviewed. Sitting at the same table was a man who graciously introduced himself to me as a Congressman. He was a new member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Arizona. He introduced himself to me and said he was familiar with my work. I believe that may have been because in early Spring 1983, I spoke for a week in his district. I was brought to Phoenix, Arizona by the Arizona Breakfast Club run by local activist Harry Everingham. I spoke many places that week in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. The stint included in several large area churches. I still treasure the trophy the Arizona Breakfast Club presented me at their Saturday morning meeting. My Uncle Melvin Butler who lived in Phoenix came to hear me and it was good to see a family member who lived so far away from Fort Wayne, Indiana where I grew up and Michigan my permanent adult residence.
As I recall the conversation, when whoever finished questioning me was finished, Representative McCain spoke up and as I can best recall said, "Mrs. Cumbey, my name is Representative John McCain . . . More was said but I can't presently recall what was said. I told him I was happy to meet him, which I, of course, was.
My memory of that encounter with then U.S. Representative John McCain is brief but memorable. I suspect his interest grew from the Arizona Breakfast Club which clearly was an important part of his base, but I remember him as a pleasant and memorable encounter.
From my personal perspective, he will be missed. This is not to end the discussion on my last post, which I want to continue, but I thought this was an important memory to share. It has certainly been on my mind during this past week.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Did Pope Francis know & Conceal Bishop McCarrick crimes? - Read his accuser's testimony!
TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana
1 TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana Apostolic Nuncio In this tragic moment for the Church in various parts of the world — the United States, Chile, Honduras, Australia, etc. — bishops have a very grave responsibility. I am thinking in particular of the United States of America, where I was sent as Apostolic Nuncio by Pope Benedict XVI on October 19, 2011, the memorial feast of the First North American Martyrs. The Bishops of the United States are called, and I with them, to follow the example of these first martyrs who brought the Gospel to the lands of America, to be credible witnesses of the immeasurable love of Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Bishops and priests, abusing their authority, have committed horrendous crimes to the detriment of their faithful, minors, innocent victims, and young men eager to offer their lives to the Church, or by their silence have not prevented that such crimes continue to be perpetrated. To restore the beauty of holiness to the face of the Bride of Christ, which is terribly disfigured by so many abominable crimes, and if we truly want to free the Church from the fetid swamp into which she has fallen, we must have the courage to tear down the culture of secrecy and publicly confess the truths we have kept hidden. We must tear down the conspiracy of silence with which bishops and priests have protected themselves at the expense of their faithful, a conspiracy of silence that in the eyes of the world risks making the Church look like a sect, a conspiracy of silence not so dissimilar from the one that prevails in the mafia. “Whatever you have said in the dark ... shall be proclaimed from the housetops” (Lk. 12:3). I had always believed and hoped that the hierarchy of the Church could find within itself the spiritual resources and strength to tell the whole truth, to amend and to renew itself. That is why, even though I had repeatedly been asked to do so, I always avoided making statements to the media, even when it would have been my right to do so, in order to defend myself against the calumnies published about me, even by high-ranking prelates of the Roman Curia. But now that the corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy, my conscience dictates that I reveal those truths regarding the heart-breaking case of the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, which I came to know in the course of the duties entrusted to me by St. John Paul II, as Delegate for Pontifical Representations, from 1998 to 2009, and by Pope Benedict XVI, as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, from October 19, 2011 until end of May 2016. As Delegate for Pontifical Representations in the Secretariat of State, my responsibilities were not limited to the Apostolic Nunciatures, but also included the staff of the Roman Curia (hires, promotions, informational processes on candidates to the episcopate, etc.) and the examination of delicate cases, including those regarding cardinals and bishops, that were entrusted to the Delegate by the Cardinal Secretary of State or by the Substitute of the Secretariat of State. To dispel suspicions insinuated in several recent articles, I will immediately say that the Apostolic Nuncios in the United States, Gabriel Montalvo and Pietro Sambi, both prematurely deceased, did not fail to inform the Holy See immediately, as soon as they learned of Archbishop McCarrick’s gravely immoral behavior with seminarians and priests. Indeed, according to what Nuncio Pietro Sambi wrote, Father Boniface Ramsey, O.P.’s letter, dated November 22, 2000, was written at the request of the late Nuncio Montalvo. In the letter, Father Ramsey, who had been a professor at the diocesan seminary in Newark from the end of the ’80s until 1996, affirms that there was a recurring rumor in the seminary that the Archbishop “shared his bed with seminarians,” inviting five at a time to spend the weekend with him at 2 his beach house. And he added that he knew a certain number of seminarians, some of whom were later ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Newark, who had been invited to this beach house and had shared a bed with the Archbishop. The office that I held at the time was not informed of any measure taken by the Holy See after those charges were brought by Nuncio Montalvo at the end of 2000, when Cardinal Angelo Sodano was Secretary of State. Likewise, Nuncio Sambi transmitted to the Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone, an Indictment Memorandum against McCarrick by the priest Gregory Littleton of the diocese of Charlotte, who was reduced to the lay state for a violation of minors, together with two documents from the same Littleton, in which he recounted his tragic story of sexual abuse by the then-Archbishop of Newark and several other priests and seminarians. The Nuncio added that Littleton had already forwarded his Memorandum to about twenty people, including civil and ecclesiastical judicial authorities, police and lawyers, in June 2006, and that it was therefore very likely that the news would soon be made public. He therefore called for a prompt intervention by the Holy See. In writing up a memo1 on these documents that were entrusted to me, as Delegate for Pontifical Representations, on December 6, 2006, I wrote to my superiors, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the Substitute Leonardo Sandri, that the facts attributed to McCarrick by Littleton were of such gravity and vileness as to provoke bewilderment, a sense of disgust, deep sorrow and bitterness in the reader, and that they constituted the crimes of seducing, requesting depraved acts of seminarians and priests, repeatedly and simultaneously with several people, derision of a young seminarian who tried to resist the Archbishop’s seductions in the presence of two other priests, absolution of the accomplices in these depraved acts, sacrilegious celebration of the Eucharist with the same priests after committing such acts. In my memo, which I delivered on that same December 6, 2006 to my direct superior, the Substitute Leonardo Sandri, I proposed the following considerations and course of action to my superiors: Given that it seemed a new scandal of particular gravity, as it regarded a cardinal, was going to be added to the many scandals for the Church in the United States, and that, since this matter had to do with a cardinal, and according to can. 1405 § 1, No. 2˚, “ipsius Romani Pontificis dumtaxat ius est iudicandi”; I proposed that an exemplary measure be taken against the Cardinal that could have a medicinal function, to prevent future abuses against innocent victims and alleviate the very serious scandal for the faithful, who despite everything continued to love and believe in the Church. I added that it would be salutary if, for once, ecclesiastical authority would intervene before the civil authorities and, if possible, before the scandal had broken out in the press. This could have restored some dignity to a Church so sorely tried and humiliated by so many abominable acts on the part of some pastors. If this were done, the civil authority would no longer have to judge a cardinal, but a pastor with whom the Church had already taken appropriate measures to prevent the cardinal from abusing his authority and continuing to destroy innocent victims. 1 All the memos, letters and other documentation mentioned here are available at the Secretariat of State of the Holy See or at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. 3 My memo of December 6, 2006 was kept by my superiors, and was never returned to me with any actual decision by the superiors on this matter. Subsequently, around April 21-23, 2008, the Statement for Pope Benedict XVI about the pattern of sexual abuse crisis in the United States, by Richard Sipe, was published on the internet, at richardsipe.com. On April 24, it was passed on by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, to the Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone. It was delivered to me one month later, on May 24, 2008. The following day, I delivered a new memo to the new Substitute, Fernando Filoni, which included my previous one of December 6, 2006. In it, I summarized Richard Sipe’s document, which ended with this respectful and heartfelt appeal to Pope Benedict XVI: “I approach Your Holiness with due reverence, but with the same intensity that motivated Peter Damian to lay out before your predecessor, Pope Leo IX, a description of the condition of the clergy during his time. The problems he spoke of are similar and as great now in the United States as they were then in Rome. If Your Holiness requests, I will personally submit to you documentation of that about which I have spoken.” I ended my memo by repeating to my superiors that I thought it was necessary to intervene as soon as possible by removing the cardinal’s hat from Cardinal McCarrick and that he should be subjected to the sanctions established by the Code of Canon Law, which also provide for reduction to the lay state. This second memo of mine was also never returned to the Personnel Office, and I was greatly dismayed at my superiors for the inconceivable absence of any measure against the Cardinal, and for the continuing lack of any communication with me since my first memo in December 2006. But finally I learned with certainty, through Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, then-Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, that Richard Sipe’s courageous and meritorious Statement had had the desired result. Pope Benedict had imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis: the Cardinal was to leave the seminary where he was living, he was forbidden to celebrate [Mass] in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lectures, to travel, with the obligation of dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance. I do not know when Pope Benedict took these measures against McCarrick, whether in 2009 or 2010, because in the meantime I had been transferred to the Governorate of Vatican City State, just as I do not know who was responsible for this incredible delay. I certainly do not believe it was Pope Benedict, who as Cardinal had repeatedly denounced the corruption present in the Church, and in the first months of his pontificate had already taken a firm stand against the admission into seminary of young men with deep homosexual tendencies. I believe it was due to the Pope’s first collaborator at the time, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who notoriously favored promoting homosexuals into positions of responsibility, and was accustomed to managing the information he thought appropriate to convey to the Pope. In any case, what is certain is that Pope Benedict imposed the above canonical sanctions on McCarrick and that they were communicated to him by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Pietro Sambi. Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, then first Counsellor of the Nunciature in Washington and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. after the unexpected death of Nuncio Sambi in Baltimore, told me when I arrived in Washington — and he is ready to testify to it— about a stormy conversation, lasting over an hour, that Nuncio Sambi had with Cardinal McCarrick whom he had summoned to the Nunciature. Monsignor Lantheaume told me that “the Nuncio’s voice could be heard all the way out in the corridor.” 4 Pope Benedict’s same dispositions were then also communicated to me by the new Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, in November 2011, in a conversation before my departure for Washington, and were included among the instructions of the same Congregation to the new Nuncio. In turn, I repeated them to Cardinal McCarrick at my first meeting with him at the Nunciature. The Cardinal, muttering in a barely comprehensible way, admitted that he had perhaps made the mistake of sleeping in the same bed with some seminarians at his beach house, but he said this as if it had no importance. The faithful insistently wonder how it was possible for him to be appointed to Washington, and as Cardinal, and they have every right to know who knew, and who covered up his grave misdeeds. It is therefore my duty to reveal what I know about this, beginning with the Roman Curia. Cardinal Angelo Sodano was Secretary of State until September 2006: all information was communicated to him. In November 2000, Nunzio Montalvo sent him his report, passing on to him the aforementioned letter from Father Boniface Ramsey in which he denounced the serious abuses committed by McCarrick. It is known that Sodano tried to cover up the Father Maciel scandal to the end. He even removed the Nuncio in Mexico City, Justo Mullor, who refused to be an accomplice in his scheme to cover Maciel, and in his place appointed Sandri, then-Nuncio to Venezuela, who was willing to collaborate in the coverup. Sodano even went so far as to issue a statement to the Vatican press office in which a falsehood was affirmed, that is, that Pope Benedict had decided that the Maciel case should be considered closed. Benedict reacted, despite Sodano’s strenuous defense, and Maciel was found guilty and irrevocably condemned. Was McCarrick’s appointment to Washington and as Cardinal the work of Sodano, when John Paul II was already very ill? We are not given to know. However, it is legitimate to think so, but I do not think he was the only one responsible for this. McCarrick frequently went to Rome and made friends everywhere, at all levels of the Curia. If Sodano had protected Maciel, as seems certain, there is no reason why he wouldn’t have done so for McCarrick, who according to many had the financial means to influence decisions. His nomination to Washington was opposed by then-Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re. At the Nunciature in Washington there is a note, written in his hand, in which Cardinal Re disassociates himself from the appointment and states that McCarrick was 14th on the list for Washington. Nuncio Sambi’s report, with all the attachments, was sent to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, as Secretary of State. My two above-mentioned memos of December 6, 2006 and May 25, 2008, were also presumably handed over to him by the Substitute. As already mentioned, the Cardinal had no difficulty in insistently presenting for the episcopate candidates known to be active homosexuals — I cite only the well-known case of Vincenzo de Mauro, who was appointed Archbishop-Bishop of Vigevano and later removed because he was undermining his seminarians — and in filtering and manipulating the information he conveyed to Pope Benedict. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the current Secretary of State, was also complicit in covering up the misdeeds of McCarrick who had, after the election of Pope Francis, boasted openly of his travels and missions to various continents. In April 2014, the Washington Times had a front page report on McCarrick’s trip to the Central African Republic, and on behalf of the State Department no less. As Nuncio to Washington, I wrote to Cardinal Parolin asking him if the sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict were still valid. Ça va sans dire that my letter never received any reply! 5 The same can be said for Cardinal William Levada, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for Cardinals Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Lorenzo Baldisseri, former Secretary of the same Congregation for Bishops, and Archbishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari, current Secretary of the same Congregation. They were all aware by reason of their office of the sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict on McCarrick. Cardinals Leonardo Sandri, Fernando Filoni and Angelo Becciu, as Substitutes of the Secretariat of State, knew in every detail the situation regarding Cardinal McCarrick. Nor could Cardinals Giovanni Lajolo and Dominique Mamberti have failed to know. As Secretaries for Relations with States, they participated several times a week in collegial meetings with the Secretary of State. 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, a current already denounced in 1986 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then-Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in the Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons. 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. Now to the United States. Obviously, the first to have been informed of the measures taken by Pope Benedict was McCarrick’s successor in Washington See, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whose situation is now completely compromised by the recent revelations regarding his behavior as Bishop of Pittsburgh. It is absolutely unthinkable that Nunzio Sambi, who was an extremely responsible person, loyal, direct and explicit in his way of being (a true son of Romagna) did not speak to him about it. In any case, I myself brought up the subject with Cardinal Wuerl on several occasions, and I certainly didn’t need to go into detail because it was immediately clear to me that he was fully aware of it. I also remember in particular the fact that I had to draw his attention to it, because I realized that in an archdiocesan publication, on the back cover in color, there was an announcement inviting young men who thought they had a vocation to the priesthood to a meeting with Cardinal McCarrick. I immediately phoned Cardinal Wuerl, who expressed his surprise to me, telling me that he knew nothing about that announcement and that he would cancel it. If, as he now continues to state, he knew nothing of the abuses committed by McCarrick and the measures taken by Pope Benedict, how can his answer be explained? His recent statements that he knew nothing about it, even though at first he cunningly referred to compensation for the two victims, are absolutely laughable. The Cardinal lies shamelessly and prevails upon his Chancellor, Monsignor Antonicelli, to lie as well. Cardinal Wuerl also clearly lied on another occasion. Following a morally unacceptable event authorized by the academic authorities of Georgetown University, I brought it to the attention of its President, Dr. John DeGioia, sending him two subsequent letters. Before forwarding them to the addressee, so as to handle things properly, I personally gave a copy of them to the Cardinal with an accompanying letter I had written. The Cardinal told me that he knew nothing about it. However, he failed to acknowledge receipt of my two letters, contrary to what he customarily did. I subsequently learned that the event at Georgetown had taken place for seven years. But the Cardinal knew nothing about it! 6 Cardinal Wuerl, well aware of the continuous abuses committed by Cardinal McCarrick and the sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict, transgressing the Pope’s order, also allowed him to reside at a seminary in Washington D.C. In doing so, he put other seminarians at risk. Bishop Paul Bootkoski, emeritus of Metuchen, and Archbishop John Myers, emeritus of Newark, covered up the abuses committed by McCarrick in their respective dioceses and compensated two of his victims. They cannot deny it and they must be interrogated in order to reveal every circumstance and all responsibility regarding this matter. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who was recently interviewed by the media, also said that he didn’t have the slightest idea about the abuses committed by McCarrick. Given his tenure in Washington, Dallas and now Rome, I think no one can honestly believe him. I don’t know if he was ever asked if he knew about Maciel’s crimes. If he were to deny this, would anybody believe him given that he occupied positions of responsibility as a member of the Legionaries of Christ? Regarding Cardinal Sean O’Malley, I would simply say that his latest statements on the McCarrick case are disconcerting, and have totally obscured his transparency and credibility. * * * My conscience requires me also to reveal facts that I have experienced personally, concerning Pope Francis, that have a dramatic significance, which as Bishop, sharing the collegial responsibility of all the bishops for the universal Church, do not allow me to remain silent, and that I state here, ready to reaffirm them under oath by calling on God as my witness. In the last months of his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI had convened a meeting of all the apostolic nuncios in Rome, as Paul VI and St. John Paul II had done on several occasions. The date set for the audience with the Pope was Friday, June 21, 2013. Pope Francis kept this commitment made by his predecessor. Of course I also came to Rome from Washington. It was my first meeting with the new Pope elected only three months prior, after the resignation of Pope Benedict. On the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2013, I went to the Domus Sanctae Marthae, to join my colleagues who were staying there. As soon as I entered the hall I met Cardinal McCarrick, who wore the redtrimmed cassock. I greeted him respectfully as I had always done. He immediately said to me, in a tone somewhere between ambiguous and triumphant: “The Pope received me yesterday, tomorrow I am going to China.” At the time I knew nothing of his long friendship with Cardinal Bergoglio and of the important part he had played in his recent election, as McCarrick himself would later reveal in a lecture at Villanova University and in an interview with the National Catholic Reporter. Nor had I ever thought of the fact that he had participated in the preliminary meetings of the recent conclave, and of the role he had been able to have as a cardinal elector in the 2005 conclave. Therefore I did not immediately grasp the meaning of the encrypted message that McCarrick had communicated to me, but that would become clear to me in the days immediately following. The next day the audience with Pope Francis took place. After his address, which was partly read and partly delivered off the cuff, the Pope wished to greet all the nuncios one by one. In single file, I remember that I was among the last. When it was my turn, I just had time to say to him, “I am the Nuncio to the United States.” He immediately assailed me with a tone of reproach, using these words: “The Bishops in the United States must not be ideologized! They must be shepherds!” Of course I was not in a position to ask for explanations about the meaning of his words and the aggressive way in which he had 7 upbraided me. I had in my hand a book in Portuguese that Cardinal O’Malley had sent me for the Pope a few days earlier, telling me “so he could go over his Portuguese before going to Rio for World Youth Day.” I handed it to him immediately, and so freed myself from that extremely disconcerting and embarrassing situation. At the end of the audience the Pope announced: “Those of you who are still in Rome next Sunday are invited to concelebrate with me at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.” I naturally thought of staying on to clarify as soon as possible what the Pope intended to tell me. On Sunday June 23, before the concelebration with the Pope, I asked Monsignor Ricca, who as the person in charge of the house helped us put on the vestments, if he could ask the Pope if he could receive me sometime in the following week. How could I have returned to Washington without having clarified what the Pope wanted of me? At the end of Mass, while the Pope was greeting the few lay people present, Monsignor Fabian Pedacchio, his Argentine secretary, came to me and said: “The Pope told me to ask if you are free now!” Naturally, I replied that I was at the Pope’s disposal and that I thanked him for receiving me immediately. The Pope took me to the first floor in his apartment and said: “We have 40 minutes before the Angelus.” 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. Back in Washington everything became very clear to me, thanks also to a new event that occurred only a few days after my meeting with Pope Francis. When the new Bishop Mark Seitz took possession of the Diocese of El Paso on July 9, 2013, I sent the first Counsellor, Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, while I went to Dallas that same day for an international meeting on Bioethics. When he got back, Monsignor Lantheaume told me that in El Paso he had met Cardinal McCarrick who, taking him aside, told him almost the same words that the Pope had said to me in Rome: “the Bishops in the United States must not be ideologized, they must not be right-wing, they must be shepherds….” I was astounded! It was therefore clear that the words of reproach that Pope Francis had addressed to me on June 21, 2013 had been put into his mouth the day before by Cardinal McCarrick. Also the Pope’s mention “not like the Archbishop of Philadelphia” could be traced to McCarrick, because there had been a strong disagreement between the two of them about the admission to Communion of pro-abortion politicians. In his communication to the bishops, McCarrick had manipulated a letter of then-Cardinal Ratzinger who prohibited giving them Communion. Indeed, I also knew how certain Cardinals such as Mahony, Levada and Wuerl, were closely linked to McCarrick; they had opposed the most recent appointments made by Pope Benedict, for important posts such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver and San Francisco. 8 Not happy with the trap he had set for me on June 23, 2013, when he asked me about McCarrick, only a few months later, in the audience he granted me on October 10, 2013, Pope Francis set a second one for me, this time concerning a second of his protégés, Cardinal Donald Wuerl. He asked me: “What is Cardinal Wuerl like, is he good or bad?” I replied, “Holy Father, I will not tell you if he is good or bad, but I will tell you two facts.” They are the ones I have already mentioned above, which concern Wuerl’s pastoral carelessness regarding the aberrant deviations at Georgetown University and the invitation by the Archdiocese of Washington to young aspirants to the priesthood to a meeting with McCarrick! Once again the Pope did not show any reaction. It was also clear that, from the time of Pope Francis’s election, McCarrick, now free from all constraints, had felt free to travel continuously, to give lectures and interviews. In a team effort with Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, he had become the kingmaker for appointments in the Curia and the United States, and the most listened to advisor in the Vatican for relations with the Obama administration. This is how one explains that, as members of the Congregation for Bishops, the Pope replaced Cardinal Burke with Wuerl and immediately appointed Cupich right after he was made a cardinal. With these appointments the Nunciature in Washington was now out of the picture in the appointment of bishops. In addition, he appointed the Brazilian Ilson de Jesus Montanari — the great friend of his private Argentine secretary Fabian Pedacchio — as Secretary of the same Congregation for Bishops and Secretary of the College of Cardinals, promoting him in one single leap from a simple official of that department to Archbishop Secretary. Something unprecedented for such an important position! The appointments of Blase Cupich to Chicago and Joseph W. Tobin to Newark were orchestrated by McCarrick, Maradiaga and Wuerl, united by a wicked pact of abuses by the first, and at least of coverup of abuses by the other two. Their names were not among those presented by the Nunciature for Chicago and Newark. Regarding Cupich, one cannot fail to note his ostentatious arrogance, and the insolence with which he denies the evidence that is now obvious to all: that 80% of the abuses found were committed against young adults by homosexuals who were in a relationship of authority over their victims. During the speech he gave when he took possession of the Chicago See, at which I was present as a representative of the Pope, Cupich quipped that one certainly should not expect the new Archbishop to walk on water. Perhaps it would be enough for him to be able to remain with his feet on the ground and not try to turn reality upside-down, blinded by his pro-gay ideology, as he stated in a recent interview with America Magazine. Extolling his particular expertise in the matter, having been President of the Committee on Protection of Children and Young People of the USCCB, he asserted that the main problem in the crisis of sexual abuse by clergy is not homosexuality, and that affirming this is only a way of diverting attention from the real problem which is clericalism. In support of this thesis, Cupich “oddly” made reference to the results of research carried out at the height of the sexual abuse of minors crisis in the early 2000s, while he “candidly” ignored that the results of that investigation were totally denied by the subsequent Independent Reports by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2004 and 2011, which concluded that, in cases of sexual abuse, 81% of the victims were male. In fact, Father Hans Zollner, S.J., Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, President of the Centre for Child Protection, and Member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, recently told the newspaper La Stampa that “in most cases it is a question of homosexual abuse.” The appointment of McElroy in San Diego was also orchestrated from above, with an encrypted peremptory order to me as Nuncio, by Cardinal Parolin: “Reserve the See of San Diego for McElroy.” McElroy was also well aware of McCarrick’s abuses, as can be seen from a letter sent to him by Richard Sipe on July 28, 2016. 9 These characters are closely associated with individuals belonging in particular to the deviated wing of the Society of Jesus, unfortunately today a majority, which had already been a cause of serious concern to Paul VI and subsequent pontiffs. We need only consider Father Robert Drinan, S.J., who was elected four times to the House of Representatives, and was a staunch supporter of abortion; or Father Vincent O’Keefe, S.J., one of the principal promoters of The Land O’Lakes Statement of 1967, which seriously compromised the Catholic identity of universities and colleges in the United States. It should be noted that McCarrick, then President of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, also participated in that inauspicious undertaking which was so harmful to the formation of the consciences of American youth, closely associated as it was with the deviated wing of the Jesuits. Father James Martin, S.J., acclaimed by the people mentioned above, in particular Cupich, Tobin, Farrell and McElroy, appointed Consultor of the Secretariat for Communications, well-known activist who promotes the LGBT agenda, chosen to corrupt the young people who will soon gather in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, is nothing but a sad recent example of that deviated wing of the Society of Jesus. Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church and for bishops and faithful to act with parrhesia. The faithful throughout the world also demand this of him in an exemplary manner. He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover for him. He did not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him and made him his trusted counselor along with Maradiaga. The latter [Maradiaga] is so confident of the Pope’s protection that he can dismiss as “gossip” the heartfelt appeals of dozens of his seminarians, who found the courage to write to him after one of them tried to commit suicide over homosexual abuse in the seminary. By now the faithful have well understood Maradiaga’s strategy: insult the victims to save himself, lie to the bitter end to cover up a chasm of abuses of power, of mismanagement in the administration of Church property, and of financial disasters even against close friends, as in the case of the Ambassador of Honduras Alejandro Valladares, former Dean of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See. In the case of the former Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda, after the article published in the [Italian] weekly L’Espresso last February, Maradiaga stated in the newspaper Avvenire: “It was my auxiliary bishop Pineda who asked for the visitation, so as to ‘clear’ his name after being subjected to much slander.” Now, regarding Pineda the only thing that has been made public is that his resignation has simply been accepted, thus making any possible responsibility of his and Maradiaga vanish into nowhere. In the name of the transparency so hailed by the Pope, the report that the Visitator, Argentine bishop Alcides Casaretto, delivered more than a year ago only and directly to the Pope, must be made public. Finally, the recent appointment as Substitute of Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra is also connected with Honduras, that is, with Maradiaga. From 2003 to 2007 Peña Parra worked as Counsellor at the Tegucigalpa Nunciature. As Delegate for Pontifical Representations I received worrisome information about him. In Honduras, a scandal as huge as the one in Chile is about to be repeated. The Pope defends his man, Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, to the bitter end, as he had done in Chile with Bishop Juan de la Cruz 10 Barros, whom he himself had appointed Bishop of Osorno against the advice of the Chilean Bishops. First he insulted the abuse victims. Then, only when he was forced by the media, and a revolt by the Chilean victims and faithful, did he recognize his error and apologize, while stating that he had been misinformed, causing a disastrous situation for the Church in Chile, but continuing to protect the two Chilean Cardinals Errazuriz and Ezzati. Even in the tragic affair of McCarrick, Pope Francis’s behavior was no different. He knew from at least June 23, 2013 that McCarrick was a serial predator. Although he knew that he was a corrupt man, he covered for him to the bitter end; indeed, he made McCarrick’s advice his own, which was certainly not inspired by sound intentions and for love of the Church. It was only when he was forced by the report of the abuse of a minor, again on the basis of media attention, that he took action [regarding McCarrick] to save his image in the media. Now in the United States a chorus of voices is rising especially from the lay faithful, and has recently been joined by several bishops and priests, asking that all those who, by their silence, covered up McCarrick’s criminal behavior, or who used him to advance their career or promote their intentions, ambitions and power in the Church, should resign. But this will not be enough to heal the situation of extremely grave immoral behavior by the clergy: bishops and priests. A time of conversion and penance must be proclaimed. The virtue of chastity must be recovered in the clergy and in seminaries. Corruption in the misuse of the Church’s resources and of the offerings of the faithful must be fought against. The seriousness of homosexual behavior must be denounced. The homosexual networks present in the Church must be eradicated, as Janet Smith, Professor of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, recently wrote. “The problem of clergy abuse,” she wrote, “cannot be resolved simply by the resignation of some bishops, and even less so by bureaucratic directives. The deeper problem lies in homosexual networks within the clergy which must be eradicated.” These homosexual networks, which are now widespread in many dioceses, seminaries, religious orders, etc., act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of octopus tentacles, and strangle innocent victims and priestly vocations, and are strangling the entire Church. I implore everyone, especially Bishops, to speak up in order to defeat this conspiracy of silence that is so widespread, and to report the cases of abuse they know about to the media and civil authorities. Let us heed the most powerful message that St. John Paul II left us as an inheritance: Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid! In his 2008 homily on the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Benedict reminded us that the Father’s plan of salvation had been fully revealed and realized in the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, but it needs to be welcomed in human history, which is always a history of fidelity on God’s part and unfortunately also of infidelity on the part of us men. The Church, the depositary of the blessing of the New Covenant, signed in the blood of the Lamb, is holy but made up of sinners, as Saint Ambrose wrote: the Church is “immaculata ex maculatis,” she is holy and spotless even though, in her earthly journey, she is made up of men stained with sin. I want to recall this indefectible truth of the Church’s holiness to the many people who have been so deeply scandalized by the abominable and sacrilegious behavior of the former Archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick; by 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. 11 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. Even in dismay and sadness over the enormity of what is happening, let us not lose hope! We well know that the great majority of our pastors live their priestly vocation with fidelity and dedication. It is in moments of great trial that the Lord’s grace is revealed in abundance and makes His limitless mercy available to all; but it is granted only to those who are truly repentant and sincerely propose to amend their lives. This is a favorable time for the Church to confess her sins, to convert, and to do penance. Let us all pray for the Church and for the Pope, let us remember how many times he has asked us to pray for him! Let us all renew faith in the Church our Mother: “I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church!” Christ will never abandon His Church! He generated her in His Blood and continually revives her with His Spirit! Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us! Mary, Virgin and Queen, Mother of the King of glory, pray for us! Rome, August 22, 2018 Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Official translation by Diane Montagna
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