Thursday, December 2, 2021
Justo Gallego, a simple man from the Madrid area, built a large church in honor of Our Lady Mary out of gratitude for 60 years.
(Madrid) For almost 60 years of his life he built the “Cathedral” of Mejorada del Campo in honor of the Virgen del Pilar. Justo Gallego Martinez died on the first Sunday of Advent at the age of 96.
For six decades this simple man worked hard to build a church from recycled materials on his property on the outskirts of Madrid. To do this, he used bottles, paint cans, petrol cans that he collected, and other materials donated by private individuals and companies.
The "Cathedral" of Mejorada del Campo
Justo Gallego Martinez was born in Mejorada del Campo in 1925 as the son of a devout farming family. He actually wanted to spend his life as a monk in a Trappist monastery. However, tuberculosis forced him to give up his plan. That same year, after leaving the monastery before taking his vows, he was miraculously healed. Out of gratitude for this divine benevolence, he began with the realization of a gigantic building project, the construction of the “cathedral” in honor of the Blessed Mother. In July 2016, Katholisches.info dedicated the article to him: “A man has been building a cathedral (almost) with his own hands for 50 years”.
Justo Gallego tackled the project even though he had no knowledge as either a builder or an architect. He took action, driven by his believing heart and love for Mary, the Mother of God. Over the years, the building project grew to such an extent that the media around the world became aware of the humble but headstrong Spaniard. Even MoMA in New York dedicated an exhibition to his building project and him.
Despite his long life, he could no longer see the completion of the church. Shortly before his death, he therefore donated the building to the Mensajeros de la Paz, the Messengers of Peace, who will endeavor to complete it.
“Stone by stone, he realized his dream, this cathedral that has managed to attract visitors and media from all over the world," said a press release from the town hall of Mejorada del Campo, which was broadcast on social media on Sunday. Last April, the municipal council of the town of 23,000 made Justo Gallego an honorary citizen and now decreed a three-days of mourning.
The “cathedral” stands on a field belonging to Justo Gallego's family. The construction area measures half a hectare and the building is 35 meters high. Everything about her was designed by himself. The church construction includes all the classic elements of a cathedral, a crypt, a cloister, a flight of stairs, colonnades and more.
The Mensajeros de la Paz, founded in Oviedo in 1962 by Ángel García Rodríguez, ordained a year earlier, look after the most vulnerable and destitute. At the request of Justo Gallego, this non-profit Catholic association has set itself the goal of completing the church within the next two years. The improvised approach and the speed with which Justo Gallego continued building step by step on his own cannot be continued by his successors. After the donation, the Mesajeros have commissioned an architectural office to carry out a feasibility study for the completion.
Justo Gallego has started a work that can only be explained by faith. On his own, without the necessary means, but endowed with holy simplicity, he has created something that is unique and amazes.
Requiescat in pace
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Youtube (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Edit: the polls show that the “far-right” candidates running on an anti-immigrant position like Le Penn and the Jewish Berber, Eric Zenmour, are sadly splitting the vote.
Seems to us that the Jewish fall-guy is splitting the Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant vote with the Jewish-controlled Le Penn. It’s sad how she isolated her father and made a separate peace with the Grand Orient Lodge and B’Nai B’rith for the sake of “respectability”.
Surely France is doomed if we are to depend on the democratic process which allows legitimate concerns about the invasion of Europe by hostile aliens to be sidelined and marginalized.
Imagine being unable to defeat the bankers’, bed wetter, sex abuse victim, Macron.
For the time being, it’s yes to immigrants from France’s former colonies doing the “jobs no one else wants.” Someone will have to torture Macron’s elderly bride’s dotage.
[Excess] FRANCE will head to the polls in April 2022 and jostling amongst candidates is already well underway. So how does it all work, who might run and what are the polls predicting?
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Edit:imagine having your life destroyed, being arrested for being annoyed with some nabob blathering in a his ugly, guttural language and being as discourteous and vile as this Muslim. It’s a sign that Muslims are not only becoming more numerous in England, but they’re aggressively moving to control public space, and have the police and media on their side as well.
I can’t wait till they start going after Jews.
[Daily Sharia] Footage captured near Monument station in central London shows the furious man tell the Muslim passenger he has 'no respect for other people' as he quietly [it’s not that quiet] recites the Islamic holy book [it’s not holy. Presumably, whoever wrote this piece is a fuzzy or some other foreigner who is an Infidel.] at 6.40am on November 27.
Oh boy, here goes:
'This behaviour will not be tolerated on the railway and any witnesses or anyone with information can contact us by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40quoting reference 478 of 27/11/21.'
It would be a shame if people called the line and asking for the Muslim to be deported for being annoying.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Edit: Torba doesn’t typically name those truly responsible for this, but it’s good he is reminding his followers of this terrible event and opening the chapter on Jewish responsibility for the murder of 7 million Christians. Never forget!
Friday, November 26, 2021
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
A friend of this blog is currently in the process of applying to law schools with the ultimate aim in view of protecting children from sexual abuse and suing the White Liberal Matriarchy for its manifold evils. Today, he stumbled across the following optional essay-prompt in an application to a certain law school on the east coast:
What unpopular opinion do you have, and why?
In his enthusiasm, he actually answered the question transparently, but those who advise him on these matters urged him not to include his answer in his application. Nevertheless, he thought that readers of this blog might enjoy his answer. Find it below:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg publicly advocated the three following evils:
1. That only women should serve on the Supreme Court:
When asked how many of the nine judges on the US Supreme Court should be female—and at what point there would be enough women on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a simple answer: “When there are nine.” (1)
2. That Black football players protesting American racism should be criticized. According to her, such courageous activists show
contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life…Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important. (2)
3. That the age of consent to engage in lawful sexual intercourse be reduced to eleven. While advocating a gender-neutral language revision to Federal Law, Ginsburg and fifteen of her students wrote:
Eliminate the phrase “carnal knowledge of any female, not his wife who has not attained the age of sixteen years” and substitute…A person is guilty of an offense if he engages in a sexual act with another person, not his spouse, and…(3) the other person is, in fact, less than 12 years old. (3)
Because of these evils, Ginsburg was unworthy not only of service on the Supreme Court, but of the practice of law simply.
(1) Carla Bleiker, “US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Champion of Women’s Rights,” DW (September 18, 2020), https://www.dw.com/en/us-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-a-champion-of-womens-rights/a-53384408. See also Holly Honderich and Jessica Lussenhop, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court Justice,” BBC News (September 18, 2020), https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49488374. Justice Ginsburg expressed her commitment to unequal political opportunities for men in November 2012. The following is the local news article that first reported it: “Ginsburg Wants to See All-Female Supreme Court,” CBS DC (November 27, 2012), https://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/27/ginsburg-wants-to-see-all-female-supreme-court/.
(2) Erik Wemple, “Opinion: Katie Couric ‘wanted to protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That wasn’t her job,” The Washington Post (October 15, 2021), https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/katie-couric-ruth-bader-ginsburg/. Boldface found in the original.
(3) Ruth Bader Ginsburg et al., Sex Bias in the U.S. Code: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights ([Washington, D.C.]: U.S.G.P.O., 1977), 102. The mainstream media systematically denies what Ginsburg was in fact explicitly advocating in this report, because their love for her is disordered.
Pope Francis vigorously defended the inviolability of the secrecy of the confessional at meetings with the heads of the Dicasteries.
(Rome) On November 8th there was a meeting between Pope Francis and the heads of the Dicasteries. The head of the Church strongly advocated the defense of the seal of the confessional.
On November 8, the Vatican Press Office published a short message in the daily bulletin:
"This morning the Holy Father Francis presided over a meeting of the heads of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican."
Such meetings are always announced after the fact. You don't learn anything about the content. But now Franca Giansoldati, the Bergoglian Vaticanist of the Roman Messaggero, reported on this. She has a good connection to the papal suite. It can therefore be assumed that her “unveiling” is desired by Santa Marta.
According to Giansoldati, the papal message to the Roman Curia was clear. This message should also be heard publicly:
"The confessional seal also applies to the priests who have committed abuse."
Pope Francis told his senior staff that he was determined to oppose any pressure that urges the revocation of the confessional seal, including sexual abuse of minors. The confessional seal is a unity and inviolable. Giansoldati quotes the Pope verbatim:
“The confessional secret is sacred and inviolable. It is a point that will remain irrefutable and incontestable. I am ready to use all my magisterial weight to defend it ”.
The Vatican writes:
“With these words the Pope created a solemn atmosphere in the room in which he met his closest collaborators in the Curia at the recent meeting of the heads of the Dicasteries. Francis summarized the recent disputes before the cardinals and bishops present. "
Specifically, it is about a diplomatic controversy between France and the Holy See. In connection with the investigations against pederastic clerics, not only in France are prosecutors and judges hoping for more efficient criminal prosecution by lifting the confidentiality of confession. The background to this is the shocking revelations about the extent of the abuse scandal in France. Although these are only estimates and a period of 70 years, the extent remains enormous despite all the drawbacks.
Judge Jean-Marc Sauvé told the bishops that the way to eradicate the abuse is to abolish the secrecy of confession in this area. He sparked a heated debate, which led Prime Minister Jean Castex to address Pope Francis in a private audience on October 8th.
Even then, Francis made it clear to his guest that the discussion about it need not even begin, because it was out of the question. The confessional secret cannot be split up according to deeds. It applies always and without restriction. That could not be shaken. Any violation of the secrecy of confession is a sacrilege and therefore cannot be compared with a secular professional secret or state official secret, which, under certain conditions, could be revoked or released.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and Primate of England and Wales, had already declared before the independent commission of inquiry into clerical abuse in his country:
"The priests would rather die or go to prison than break the confessional secret."
One should have "just listened," added Giansoldati in her article.
Three years ago the Apostolic Penitentiary informed the Royal Commission that the Church would cooperate in any way to combat and prosecute pederastic offenders, with one caveat: the violation of the secrecy of confession is exempt.
The chairman of the French Bishops' Conference Eric de Moulins-Beaufort had said after the publication of the shock report under the impression of public outcry that it was now necessary to bring the nature of confession "in harmony" with the need to protect the children. Pope Francis apparently wanted to make it clear what could not be meant by this.
On November 26th, Pope Francis will receive French President Emmanuel Macron in audience. In this context, attention is also drawn to the simmering controversy.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Youtube (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred email@example.com
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Federal Chancellor Schallenberg and Health Minester Mückstein make Austria an experimental field for the Corona dictatorship
Federal Chancellor Schallenberg and Health Minister Mückstein make Austria an experimental field for the Corona dictatorship. From February 2022, mandatory vaccinations will apply. When does the Constitutional Court (picture on the right) become active?
By Martha Burger
Austria's Green Minister of Health and top corona fanatic has announced a general vaccination requirement for February 1, 2022. Austria is the first western country to take this coercive measure, which can only be described as arbitrariness and tyranny. Those who refuse are to be threatened with “heavy administrative fines”. The fake pandemic of the Corona Theater MUST be savored to the bitter end.
Will the highest judges of the country finally wake up from their permanent slumber and protect the citizens against coercion and arbitrariness?
Will people finally get up and express their displeasure against an arbitrary regime? There will be major rallies in Vienna tomorrow. If not now then when?
Above all, the question arises: Where does this corona fanaticism come from? Where does this fanaticism for vaccination come from? Whose service and pay is this government in?
Why do you want to vaccinate everyone, even children, for an illness that is no more and no less than the average flu and which poses no danger to 98 percent of the population?
Austria's corona regime has never given an answer to these questions. Not the regime duo Kurz / Anschober and not the regime duo Schallenberg / Mückstein.
Rather, they have so far withheld the real extent and the real threat of Covid-19 from their own people. In Austria in 2020, “only” 0.069 percent of the population died without any vaccination. The dead had serious previous illnesses and were on average over 80 years old.
According to the WHO, the mortality rate in an average flu season is 0.1–0.2 percent. So Covid-19 is nothing more and nothing less than your average flu. From a political point of view, nothing more can be said about Corona. The rest is a medical problem that Austria's healthcare system can cope with, as it does in all flu seasons.
The Corona regime Kurz / Schallenberg / Anschober / Mückstein has not done anything to support the health care system. The only relevant question to be asked of the government is: How many additional intensive care beds have been created since the beginning of the Corona Theater through a targeted political decision?
The coercive measures of the Corona government with lockdowns, mask requirements, contact restrictions and contact tracking - all elements of a dictatorial nature - had no demonstrable positive effects, but fatally negative ones.
Sweden and Florida provide proof of where the corona mortality without any coercive measures in Sweden is exactly within the EU average and in Florida in third-best place among the 50 US states. But the government and the mainstream media keep it quiet.
The Corona government has made fatal wrong decisions. Instead of admitting this, it drives the country further into the abyss. That is shameful and criminal.
Image: WikicommonsBut, some are fighting back.
[Fox News] Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam clashed with protesters Friday and fired warning shots as riots erupted over an effort to push new COVID-19 measures, injuring at least seven people, authorities said Friday.
"A demonstration on the Coolsingel resulted in riots. Fires have been set in various places, fireworks are set off and the police have fired several (warning) shots," the National Police Corps tweeted.
Dozens of arrests have been made, police said. The agency said a large number of police were present in the area and units have been redeployed from all over the country to help restore order. Seven people were injured, including police officers, authorities said.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
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Friday, November 19, 2021
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(Valletta) The 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Knights and Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, who died on November 12, will be the thirteenth Grand Master who will be interred in the Co-Cathedral of San Gwann in Valletta, the capital of Malta.
The former grandmaster would have turned 72 on November 30th. From 2008 to 2017, Fra Matthew Festing, a descendant of old English nobility, was the head of the oldest knightly order in the world, which can soon look back on a thousand-year history. It was located in Malta, the former seat of the order, which gave the Catholic branch its current name. On November 4th he attended the solemn profession of Fra Francis Vassallo there. Fra Vassallo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Malta (1992-1997), joined the Order of Malta in 2000. After the death of his wife in 2013 - Vassallo is the grandfather of eight grandchildren - he followed his religious vocation and made the simple and now perpetual vows in 2015. The family of the Vassallo de Vassallo has been documented in Sicily since around 1230 and in Malta since 1320.
November 4, 2021, one of the last pictures: Fra Festing greets Archbishop Charles Scicluna in the co-cathedral
A few hours after the solemn ceremony, Fra Festing fell into a coma from which he never woke. One of the last pictures of him shows him in a wheelchair in the co-cathedral, greeting Msgr. Charles Scicluna, the Archbishop of Malta, who has also been Assistant Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2018.
The former Grand Master's health had deteriorated noticeably since he was forced to resign on January 28, 2017 by Pope Francis as the culmination of an unprecedented intrigue. The electoral body of the order had elected him for life.
Fra Festing then retired into exile in Northumberland, his birthplace near the Scottish border. He was too shaken by the intrigue, the unjust exclusion and, above all, the actions of Francis, for which the true and honest Grand Master was not prepared on that winter day 2017, when he was received by the Pope in audience.
The “fault” of the Grand Master
The only guilt the 79th Grand Master had incurred was his determination to renew the Order in keeping with its traditions and essence and his naive intention to shed light on some financial matters. These concerned a dubious cooperation between the order's own international aid organization and UN agencies (keyword: contraceptives) and a financial transaction that concerned the order. Specifically, it was about a hundred million euro legacy of which the French nobleman Jehan du Tour had bequeathed a third to the order. But no one in the order had really heard of this nobleman before. In addition, a small group tried to gain access to the assets. When the Grand Master found out about the money belatedly, he expressed the suspicion to confidants that it might be a form of money laundering. So he wanted to clarify and filed a complaint. In both cases he also initiated internal investigations by which someone evidently felt so threatened that an intrigue began that brought down not only the praiseworthy intention of the Grand Master, but also himself.
Grandmaster's coat of arms from Fra Festing
In one of the few interviews Fra Festing gave, he described his dismissal:
“I was summoned by Pope Francis and he asked me to resign as Grand Master. He was polite, even if he didn't give me an explanation for his request. I can guess that the Holy See found me an obstacle. I can't find any other explanation. As a good Catholic and a religious, I have accepted the will of the Pope. I am obliged to obey. It seemed to me that the Holy See was not satisfied either with my insistence on orthodoxy or with my desire to examine the finances of the Order. For some, I was probably a form of threat. "
When asked why he signed the resignation letter, he said:
“I have a clear conscience before God and myself. When asked to resign, I had no doubt what to do. I am a former soldier who is used to doing what my superiors tell me. When the Pope informed me that he wanted my resignation, I accepted that without questioning his decision. "
Internal battles between a “German” current under Grand Chancellor von Boeselager and an “English” current under Grand Master Fra Festing led to a palace conspiracy against the latter. Events rolled over after Fra Festing removed Boeselager from all his offices at the beginning of December 2016. The dismissed Grand Chancellor turned to the Vatican for help that was granted to him. Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin stood behind the German barons and Francis followed him in them. The Grand Master was dropped.
In the official statement of the Vatican after Festing's resignation, the Holy See expressed "appreciation and gratitude for the feelings of loyalty and devotion to the Successor of Peter". The reality was different, however.
The internal dispute between the Grand Master and the subordinate Grand Chancellor concerned questions of ecclesiastical moral teaching and finances of a very tangible nature. The Protector of the Order, Cardinal Raymond Burke, who had advised the Grand Master, let it be known shortly after the fall of Festing that it was also a question of whether and what influence Freemasonry had on the Order.
After Festing's resignation, Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin ordered that Boeselager be reinstated as Grand Chancellor and that all decisions of the Grand Master and the Order's government since Boeselager's dismissal are null and void. That was a lot of stuff, because the Cardinal Secretary of State has no legal title to make government decisions in the Order of Malta, which is a sovereign subject of international law. However, through the parallel level of religious obedience that binds every Catholic, the Holy See felt empowered to intervene and created a fait accompli.
A family of soldiers and recusers
After a military career, Fra Festing entered the world's oldest knightly order in 1977 and took her solemn vows in 1991. He was elected Grand Prior of England and finally in 2008 the 79th Prince and Grand Master. His ancestors were high-ranking military officers for many generations: his father was a field marshal general, his grandfather a brigadier general, his great-grandfather a major general, etc. Fra Festing saw himself in this defensive tradition in the Order of Malta, albeit on a different level. The knights of the order had defended the faith with the sword for 700 years. Since then they have acted as hospital orders, as was the case more than half a century before the beginning of the Crusades.
The knights of the order defended Malta against the Turks for almost 300 years
On his mother's side, he came from an old family of recusants who rejected the Anglican creed (Latin: recusare, reject, reject) and have always remained Catholic. The Act of Uniformity of 1558 imposed penalties and discrimination on Catholics in England, in some cases even the death penalty, which was not repealed until 1828 and, in the last few elements, not until the 1920s.
Fra Festing's most famous direct ancestor is the blessed Sir Adrian Fortescue, a Knight of Malta who came from one of the oldest families in England. His great-uncle was the legal scholar Sir John Fortescue (1393-1476), who in 1442 became Chief Justice of the Royal Court of Justice of England and Wales and is considered a founding father of the English constitution. Anna Boleyn, the first of Henry VIII's illegitimate wives, was his cousin. He himself was beheaded on July 9, 1539 for his Catholic faith in the Tower of London, because he had refused to take the oath of supremacy on King Henry VIII, who had fallen away from Rome. He was declared a martyr and beatified by Pope Leo XII.
Another distant relative is the Catholic priest and polymath Adrian Knottesford Fortescue (1874-1923), who came from an Anglican clerical family who joined the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement and eventually converted to the Catholic Church. The son entered the Scottish College in Rome, studied Catholic theology at the University of Innsbruck and was ordained a priest by Prince Bishop Simon Aichner in Brixen in 1899. In the following years he passed rigorous exams in a variety of disciplines and was awarded a doctorate in each case.
The grave of the Grand Masters in Valletta
Grand Masters Crypt in Valletta
The Valletta Co-cathedral is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, who is called San Gwann in Maltese. The Baptist is the patron saint of the Order of Malta, which was known as the Order of St. John until the Reformation. In order to distinguish itself from the Protestant branch, which stuck to the name of the Order of St. John, the branch that remained Catholic was named after the Mediterranean island of Malta, which was the seat of the Grand Master from 1530–1798. The present co-cathedral was built between 1573 and 1578 as the main church of the order. Today it serves as a secondary cathedral for the Archbishop of Malta.
During the 269 years of the order's rule - the archipelago had been left to the order by the Habsburgs after the order had been driven out by the Ottomans from Rhodes - twelve grand masters were buried in it. Eleven in the crypt, including Fra Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam (1521–1534), the 44th Grand Master who moved the Grand Master's seat to Malta, and Fra Jean de la Valette (1557–1568), the 49th Grand Master, who threw back the Turks in the Great Siege. One, Fra Nicolas Cotoner, 61st Grand Master 1663–1680), is buried in the nave. It was Fra Festing's wish to find his grave by their side. The last Grand Master to be buried in San Gwann was Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc, who ruled as the 70th Prince and Grand Master from 1775 until his death in 1797.
Several hundred knights of the order are also buried in the former convent church of the Grand Master’s Palace. Many of the coats of arms are embedded in the floor of the nave, which is considered to be one of the most precious in the world.
In 2018 Fra Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was elected as the 80th Grand Master as Festing's successor. He died in April 2020 and was buried in the church of Santa Maria del Priorato on the Aventine, the church of today's Grand Master's seat in Rome. Since then, Fra Marco Luzzago has headed the order as the Grand Master Governor until the 81st Prince and Grand Master was elected.
Until 1798 the Grand Master’s Church in Valletta. Twelve grandmasters found their eternal rest here.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Wikicommons / Twitter / Erdiözese Malta / MiL
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Edit: Voris’ fag hag is particularly abhorrent.
Naturally, Voris and Budgie (Being aberrosexual and aberrosexual enabler) are eager to impute guilt to Father Jackson before he’s had his day in court.
Budgie is making demands against the blogger and trying to tell him what to do. Shouldn’t she be making sandwiches for her family?!
Like the evil Mark Shea (Notice how Shea and Co. don’t attack Voris any more?) and the rest of the Cackling Patheos Coven, Voris and Company are trying to dox and destroy this Marine just for attempting to fund a vigorous legal defense for Father Jackson.
Gofund.me IS evil.
It’s interesting that Voris’ payroll is 200k a month. Does Tradition Marine really make 200k a year?
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
|Hideous brutalist edifice designed by Jewish Marcel Breuer|
Edit: one of the means of political control, besides demoralization, is money. The UK based Arcadia Fund was founded by a Swedish heiress and an “American” businessman named Peter Baldwin who is the Chairman of the Center for Jewish History. The Chairman of the advisory committee for the substantial Arcadia Trust is none other than the evil Jacob Rothschild.
Saint John’s Abbey is a place devoted to the destruction of the West and its morals, whether by its founding and fostering of organs of demoralization like National Public Radio, or its intended destruction of the Latin Liturgy and architecture, it has long been a poisonous and evil place.
I can’t imagine a gift of this kind is well-intended toward whatever good impulses the Jerome Hill Monastic Library had at its founding.
[TheNewsreaders] A $5 million grant was recently awarded to the world-famous St. John’s University Museum & Manuscript Library, which is the biggest grant in that library’s 56-year history.AMDG
Thursday, November 11, 2021
He’s a much bigger advocate for Jewish power than he ever was for Catholic truth, just another hanger on.
And Holy Steve chiming in and declaring an FSSP priest guilty along with Traditionalism at the same time. How much longer before these betas follow Dreher?
Edit: LOL! After years of empty gestures and virtue signaling, the administration is powerless to stop it!
[Boston Blob] PROVIDENCE — Police are investigating a series of racial slurs that were written in the frost of some vehicles in a student parking lot at Providence College.
In a letter sent to the school community, Providence College President Rev. Kenneth Sicard said while the act appeared to be “random in nature,” at least one of the vehicles on which the racial slurs were written was owned by a student of color.
“We unequivocally condemn this kind of behavior. We pray for and stand ready to support those who were affected,” wrote Sicard.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The book by the US publicist Julia Meloni reconstructs the origin, activity and ideological background of the "Mafia of Sankt Gallen". (With Forward by Thug Gordon)
By Roberto de Mattei *
Whoever wants to understand what is hidden behind the Synod on Synodality, which was opened by Pope Francis on October 10, should not pass up the recently published book by Julia Meloni "The St. Gallen Mafia" (TAN, 2021), which unearths and traces their historical and ideological conditions.
Reading this book is as exciting as a novel, but everything is documented according to a strict historical method. This aspect deserves to be highlighted at a time when certain conspiracy theories are presented in superficial and sometimes fanciful ways. To compensate for the lack of evidence, these theories make use of the narrative technique, which appeals to emotions rather than reason, and wins over those who, through an act of faith, have already chosen to believe the improbable. Julia Meloni, on the other hand, tells the story of a real conspiracy, pinpointing the goal, the means, the places and the protagonists. It is the story of the “Mafia of Sankt Gallen”, as one of its main representatives, Cardinal Gottfried Danneels, described it (Karim Schelkens / Jürgen Mettepenningen: Gottfried Danneels, Editions Polis, Antwerp 2015).
St. Gallen is a Swiss city where Ivo Fürer was bishop in 1996, who until the year before was General Secretary of the European Bishops' Conference. In consultation with Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (1927–2012), Archbishop of Milan, Bishop Fürer decided to invite a group of prelates to draw up an agenda for the Church of the future. The group met for ten years, from 1996 to 2006. The most important personalities besides Cardinal Martini were Walter Kasper, Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, and Karl Lehmann (1936-2018), Bishop of Mainz, both of whom were to receive the cardinal purple. Two other future cardinals were later co-opted: Godfried Danneels (1933–2019), Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels, and Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (1932–2017), Archbishop of Westminster. They were joined in 2003 by the Roman Curial Cardinal Achille Silvestrini (1923–2019), thanks to whom the St Gallen Group became a powerful lobby able to determine the election of a Pope. A few days after the funeral of John Paul II, the “Mafia of St. Gallen” met at the invitation of Silvestrini in the Villa Nazareth in Rome to agree on an action plan for the next conclave. On a photo that appeared in The Tablet on July 23, 2005, you can see Cardinals Martini, Danneels, Kasper, Murphy-O'Connor and Lehmann, all "key members and students of the St. Gallen Mafia", next to Cardinal Silvestrini, as Julia Meloni writes (p. 5).
The original plan was to elect Cardinal Martini to the papal throne, but in 1996, the year the group was founded, the Archbishop of Milan began to experience the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In 2002 the cardinal made the news public by passing the management staff on to Cardinal Silvestrini, who from January 2003 led the major maneuvers with a view to the next conclave. Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor was in contact with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and introduced him to the group as a possible opponent of Ratzinger. Bergoglio received the approval of the “Mafia”, but it was Cardinal Martini himself who had the greatest doubts about his candidacy, not least because of the information he had received from the Society of Jesus about the Argentine bishop. When Bergoglio's defeat at the 2005 conclave seemed certain, it was perhaps a relief that Cardinal Martini announced to Cardinal Ratzinger that he would make his votes available. The St. Gallen group met for the last time in 2006, but Martini and Silvestrini continued to exert a strong influence on the new pontificate. In 2012, Cardinal Kasper spoke of a "south wind" blowing through the Church, and on March 17, 2013, a few days after his election, Pope Francis, unsurprisingly, quoted Kasper as one of his favorite authors and commissioned him to open the extraordinary consistory on the family in February 2014.
However, Pope Francis disappointed the progressives no less than he irritated the conservatives, and his pontificate is in unstoppable decline after eight years. But even when the main protagonists of the St. Gallen Mafia are dead, their modernist spirit hovers over the synodal process, while new maneuvers for the next conclave are already underway. Julia Meloni's book, which reconstructs the history of this “mafia”, helps us understand the opaque dynamics that move the Church today. I can add a few elements from my own memories.
In the autumn of 1980 a priest of the Roman Curia, Monsignor Mario Marini (1936–2009), not yet 50 years old, intelligent and full of vigor, visited me. The priest was a collaborator of Cardinal Giovanni Benelli (1921–1982) and watched with concern as those who had been Benelli's enemies occupied more and more key positions in the Vatican and throve in the shadow of Cardinal Agostino Casaroli (1914–1998), Secretary of State of John Paul II.
Between 1980 and 1981 we had several meetings with Monsignor Marini, during which he explained to me in detail the existence of what he called a “mafia” that surrounded John Paul II, who was elected to the papal throne in 1978. This Mafia had its “gray eminence” in Monsignor Achille Silvestrini, shadow and alter ego of Cardinal Casaroli, who had succeeded him in 1973 as Secretary of the Council for Public Affairs of the Church: the same Silvestrini whom Julia Meloni presents us as “mastermind” of the Mafia from St. Gallen.
Silvestrini was an intelligent and interesting man who had represented the Holy See at the Helsinki (1975), Belgrade (1977/78) and Madrid (1980) Conferences, although he did not have the diplomatic experience of a nuncio. Like many post-conciliar prelates, he was above all a politician who liked to strip off his curial robes in order to have confidential talks outside his premises in the Vatican. The Vaticanists valued his willingness to pass on confidential information, even if his information, which was evenly distributed between the right and left sides, showed a wise balance between lies and truth. In international politics he joined the positions of the Bishop of Ivrea, Msgr. Luigi Bettazzi, who advocated the policy of unilateral disarmament. In domestic politics, he supported the Christian Democratic line, which was "more open" to the Italian Communist Party. In particular, he cultivated relations with Giulio Andreotti and headed the delegation of the Holy See that concluded the disastrous New Concordat with the Italian state in 1985. Through Monsignor Francesco Brugnaro, the current retired Archbishop of Camerino, Silvestrini was in close contact with Carlo Maria Martini, Archbishop of Milan, but not yet cardinal, whose future destiny he sensed. All of this was twenty-five years before the “Mafia of St. Gallen”.
We agreed with the priest to share this information, which was also passed on to John Paul II, and indeed also published through Wanda Poltawska, who became aware of many things through her friendship with Cardinal Edouard Gagnon (1918–2007), a friend of Monsignor Marini. Some of these revelations have been published by Impact Suisse and Si Si No No magazines and the Courrier de Rome. Forty years have passed and I fondly remember Monsignor Mario Marini, a priest who has always served the Church with apostolic zeal and who was one of the first to denounce the existence of a “mafia” in the Church. The reason for this was the successful book by Julia Meloni. But what did Msgr. Marini say at the time? That could be the subject of another article.
* Roberto de Mattei, historian, father of five children, professor of modern history and the history of Christianity at the European University of Rome, chairman of the Lepanto Foundation, author of numerous books, most recently in German and English translation: Defense of tradition: The insurmountable truth of Christ, with a foreword by Martin Mosebach, Altötting 2017 and The Second Vatican Council. A previously unwritten story, 2nd exp. Edition, Bobingen 2011.
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Monday, November 8, 2021
Edit: we’ve been calling for some penitence from the Bishops for years, but these kinds of attenuated penance services are more for cameras and the agendas of anti-Catholic organizations and professional victims than to beg for mercy from an angry God.
Another reason they don’t have a ring of truth is that, like a reformed Roman Liturgy, they don’t convey clarity. What exactly are they sorry for, and if they’re sorry, does kneeling for a few minutes in a staged “penance” event pass the test?
Saint Thomas Becket walked twenty miles in bare feet on his way to London from port.
I want to see blood.
And if there’s penance to be done, why allow the agenda be controlled by an anti-Catholic group that aims ultimately to destroy Catholic belief?