Showing posts with label Don Bosco. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pope Francis About "Freemasons, Hardcore Anticlericals, Satanists" - Which the Media Hasn't Reported

(Rome) When Pope Francis recently visited the  Shroud of Turin, he also paid a visit on June 21st to the Great Mother House of the Salesian order in  Valdocco. In the Basilica of Maria Auxiliatrix the parent company a meeting  took place between the Pope and the Salesians to commemorate on  2015 the 200th year of the birth of its founder, St. John Bosco, who is buried in the basilica. That same evening a meeting  followed with the youth on the central Piazza Vittorio in Turin. What the Pope said has not found its way into the mainstream media. He spoke namely about "Masonic, hardcore anticlericals and Satanists".
Pope Francis also spoke to the youth about the epoch in which the holy Founder lived. Upon that the head of Catholic Church, explained that at the end of the 19th century Turin was a center of Freemasonry and Satanism. The Pope said:

Pope Francis talks about the esoteric network of Freemasonry

"In this country in the late 19th century  were the worst conditions for  growing youth: this part of Italy was full of Masons, even the Church could not do anything, it was full of diehard anti-clericals and even Satanists. That was one of the ugliest moments in the history of Italy."  A clear reference to the esoteric network of Freemasonry.
Pope Francis at the grave of St. John Bosco
However, this dark chapter of history said the Pope presented a surprisingly large number of saints who appeared at the same time in Turin and Piedmont. The appearance of the saints Francis contrasted in direct connection with the massive presence of Freemasonry, the anticlericalism and of Satanism. The increased incidence of saints was the answer. "If you want to do a nice piece of homework, then look at how many saints were born in this period! Why? Because they knew that they had to swim against the current of the culture, that lifestyle. [...] Remember the saints of this country and what they have done! "
As the Pope talked to the youth he said  the same previously the Salesians in Valdocco. He described Turin as "the center of the Satanists.  But how many saints have occurred! "However, this point is not included in the official text of the speech of the Pontiff, which was held in the Basilica Maria Auxiliatrix.

The Encounter with the Waldenses

The Pope did not mention the Waldensians  in his speeches. A part of the descendants of the "Masonic and hardcore anti-clericals", were the Waldensian pastors Teofilo Gay, Carlo Alberto Tron and Matteo Prochet to name a few, whom he met the next morning in Turin Waldensian Temple. In his address to the Waldensians, Pope Francis spoke  conversely neither of the dark chapter in Italian history nor the saints that have occurred, however. Even Saint Don Bosco was not mentioned in "his" city.
There was a reason: committed Masons and anticlericals had converted in the 19th century to the Waldenses  as "true Christians" to demonstrate their opposition to the Catholic Church. Among the Freemasons and anticlericals of Turin were numerous Waldensians, who even sought after the life of St. John Bosco.
Freemasons and Waldensians: Meeting on 100th Anniversary of the Grand Orient of Italy (2008)
In an article published in the 2007 Book 1  Antonio Panaino is quoted as saying: "[...] in the Grand Orient we Protestants, Catholics, some Muslims, many Jews, many Waldensians (...)". Paiano is not only Professor of Iranian Studies at the University of Bologna, but also a leading proponent of Grand Orient of Italy (Grande Oriente d'Italia) and scientific director of the Masonic magazine Hiram.
Relations between Waldensians and Freemasons are so close that the Grand Orient in 2008 conducted a meeting at the Waldensian University in Rome for its 100th anniversary  and among whom was one of the deans of the Waldensian Faculty of Theology among the speakers. As an aside it is noted that the meeting was held symbolically on 20 September, the day of the conquest of the Papal States.
For "dark chapter" about which  Pope  Francis spoke, was this open struggle of the Waldensian, Freemasons, anticlericals and Satanists  in the area against the Catholic Church. Against them were a number of saints, among whom St. John Bosco stands out.

Waldensian and Freemasonry: Abolition and Suppression of the Catholic Church

The Piedmont Waldenses took part in the anti-Catholic unrest from 1796 with the arrival of the French revolutionary troops, until 1870, the end of the liberal-Masonic-run Italian unification. According to historians, the first tangible contact between Waldensians and Freemasonry took place in 1787 in Turin. At that time, the Danish theologian and Freemason Friedrich Münter and the Waldensian Pastor Pietro Geymet met. Geymet was the lodge  founder.
Leading Waldensians, including the historian Giorgio Spini and his son Valdo, who coincidentally bore  the name of the founder of the Waldensian Peter Valdes, were also main representatives of the anti-clerical left and secularism. They supported each anticlerical law vehemently, like those abolishing all orders and confiscation of all monasteries and orders' goods through the new state. Some historians see it as an understandable "revenge". However, considering the overall historical context, it becomes clear that their intentions go much further beyond. The attitude of the Waldensians aimed to the de-Catholicization of Italy, and even on the abolition and suppression of the Catholic Church.

Waldensian Pastor 1870 Present at Storming of Rome  - with his dog "Pionono"

Pope kisses Waldensian Bible (Turin 2015)
As at September 20, 1870, Italian troops at Porta Pia had struck a breech in the walls of Rome and entered the city, a Waldensian pastor was there in the frontline. So great was the hatred of the Papal States, which he wished would be eliminated.
The Waldensian Pastor Luigi Ciari took his dog with him in penetrating the Eternal City, whom he had called for contempt "Pionono" after the then reigning Pope Pius IX. He carried Waldensian Bibles on a cart, as a work of "Liberation", with whom he attempted to spread protestantism among  the Romans, saying he wanted to "liberate it from the thousand years of darkness of Popish tyranny."  
The "heroic deeds" of the Risorgimento, imprisoned en masse, deported or killed bishops and priests, committed  thousands of arbitrary acts against the Catholic laity, the real anti-Catholic racism with which the new Kingdom of Italy treated its Catholic population, particularly in southern Italy and in Venice, must not be neglected at this point. The persecution of Catholics under the former Masonic-anticlerical state doctrine continues to act in a highly distanced attitude of Italians towards their country today.

Francis knows the story and yet sat on the first step

Pope Francis gave the Salesians and the young people to understand that he knows the historical context in the area accurately  that is the place of origin of his family. Nevertheless, when meeting with the Waldensians all this went unmentioned. Instead, the Pope generously took their hand. He spoke a mea culpa , in which he apologized for everything that was done by Catholics throughout history Waldenses.
That  the Pope unsolicited, kissed the Waldensian Bible, brings another in a series of unsuccessful, spontaneous papal gestures towards  other faiths that give rise to endless discussions for several decades. Even the words to the Salesians and the young people on the one hand and the Waldensian other hand reveals   a certain lack of consistency.
Thus   the Pope began on the first step. A step that has not been reciprocated by the Waldensians. Instead, the official Waldensian representative called in his speech to the Pope in Turin  he spoke of   "Eucharistic communion" with the Catholic Church "regardless of the interpretation of the Sacrament."

Waldensians Respond Triumphalistically with Unacceptable Demands

In addition to the self-humiliation of the Pope who asked for forgiveness, the Waldensian arrogance emerged even more clearly. Some things do not seem to change in history. The present Waldensians indeed  hail from  Peter Valdes, but since the 16th century it is largely a Calvinist sect. According to their interpretation, the miracle of transubstantiation doesn't depend on God, it depends on the subjective fideistic faith. Whether the Catholic believes or not,  the miracle is reality,  while the Waldensian does not believe, for him it is not reality. For the Catholic Church, where the transubstantiation is subject  neither to a desire nor to the projection of the fideistic subjectivism of the individual, this is an unacceptable position. For them, the Transubstantiation is an objective reality that is wrought by the Lord, the eternal high priest according to  the order of Melchizedek, which everyone can perceive with their senses and verify the various Eucharistic miracles.
It amazes therefore the ease with which the Protestant side  makes demands, thus violating the limits of ecumenism.  The meeting in the Turin Waldensian Temple was yet another example of this.
Against this background, it is also understandable what the well-known Catholic writer Vittorio Messori has written about his "beloved" Turin, where he lived for a long time: Turin shows the wounds even in the map that goes back to the development and city planning of the Freemasons, the order of the esoteric and initiatory symbolism shows the reverence that is in use among Freemasons. Likewise, when the Catholic philosopher of law and writer Luigi Copertino recalled that in the late 19th century Turin was a "center of Satanism."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Mil / Osservatore Romano / Udite (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pope Kisses the Waldensian Bible --- Pope Francis, Don Bosco and the Waldensians

+Bergoglio Kisses Waldensian Bible
(Turin) last Monday, 22 June Pope Francis appeared in the main church of the Vaudois, the day after his pilgrimage to the grave Shroud of Turin in the Piedmontese capital.
It was a scene that was recorded photographically. The Waldensian pastors handed Pope Francis their Bible that the Pope   kissed   before their eyes.
A "disturbing" image, says Chiesa e postconcilio . "What does the great catechism of St. Pius X, # 887. What should a Christian do if he is offered a Bible by a Protestant or an emissary of the Protestants? Answer: When a Christian of a is offered a bible by a Protestant or an envoy, he must reject it with disgust, because it is forbidden by the Church; when he  accepts it, not noticing,  then he must throw it immediately into the fire or deliver his pastor."  As far as radio Spada thinks of the episode, what Pius X. here recommends   Christians recommends, so too did St. John Bosco, as he stood against the Waldenses.

"Unchristian, Inhumane Behavior" of the Catholic Church?

Pope Francis has entered as the first Catholic Church leader, into a Waldensian Temple. Certainly it's an historic moment. The Catholic Church leader is quoted in his address to the Waldensian from the Scriptures and that - as expressly stated - in a "interconfessional version".
Francis apologized to the Waldenses for everything that was done to them by Catholics: "On the part of the Catholic Church, I ask you for forgiveness for the unchristian and even inhuman attitudes and actions, which we have done in  history against you. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us! "

"Pope Overcomes a Wall of Charges of Heresy"

Bare Interior  of Waldensian Church of Turin
The Moderator of the Waldensian Table, Pastor Eugenio Bernardini replied: "The Pope has overcome a wall that was built eight centuries ago when our church was accused and excommunicated by the Roman church of heresy." The pope did not argue.
The Waldensian movement originated as mendicants in 12th century Lyon from the teachings of the merchant Peter Valdes. They understood themselves in response to the civil power then exerted by the Roman Church. Today, they are commonly referred to as aligned to Calvinist Protestants. They  practice a number of errors that have similarities with the Donatists. St. Augustine said of these heretics: "In many ways, the heretics are with me in some others, not; but because of these few points, where they separate from me, it does not help them in everything else to be with me." (In Psa. 54, no. 19, PL 36, 641).
Historically, it is also important that about half of the adherents were  liberals and Freemasons in the 19th century who crossed over from the Catholic Church to the Waldenses. This fact and its liberal attitude meant that they had a lot of weight in spite of their small numbers in state-supporting circles of Turin.

Pius XI. against the "Panchristians"

In Mortalium Animos wrote the Blessed Pope Pius XI. 1928:
"These things and others that class of men who are known as pan-Christians proudly repeat and disseminate; and these men, so far from being quite few and scattered, have increased to the dimensions of an entire class, and have grouped themselves into widely spread societies, most of which are directed by non-Catholics, although they are imbued with varying doctrines concerning the things of faith. This undertaking is so actively promoted as in many places to win for itself the adhesion of a number of citizens, and it even takes possession of the minds of very many Catholics and allures them with the hope of bringing about such a union as would be agreeable to the desires of Holy Mother Church, who has indeed nothing more at heart than to recall her erring sons and to lead them back to her bosom. But in reality beneath these enticing words and blandishments lies hid a most grave error, by which the foundations of the Catholic faith are completely destroyed."

Don Bosco and his Persecution by the Waldensian

Don Bosco
As Pope Francis in Turin attended a Waldensian Temple, it is good to remember  St. John Bosco, who had done great things in this city. So great that Francis also  paid a visit to the Centre of the Salesian Order, founded in the Valdocco in Turin by Don Bosco  with the large church of Mary Help of Christians. The Saint lived from 1815 - 1888 and experienced at that  time the Italian unification movement, which was to smash the Papal States in 1870.
The Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, with its anticlerical-Masonic state doctrine prepared big trouble for the Piedmontese saint. . As the state persecution finally subsided, then entered these  Waldenses who were placed at the service of the new kingdom. They unfurled lively propaganda activities in Turin, with  attacking Don Bosco and sought to discredit him to the public. Finally, they called him confidently out to theological disputes. All Waldensian leaders of Turin appeared to dispute   the Saints, however, were defeated. Finally, they offered the best known of their pastors, Jean Pierre Meille from Provençal Luzerna e San Jan in Piedmont.

The Dispute with the Famous Waldensian Pastor Meille

The debate in Valdocco took seven hours until it ended with a comic scene. Don Bosco had tried to reason with the history and with the Latin Scriptures. But Meille did not want to admit defeat, and finally said that the Latin Bible was not enough, one must consult the Greek text. Don Bosco stood up, walked to the bookcase, fetched a Greek Bible and put it to the Waldensian pastor out by saying, "Here, sir, the Greek text. You are welcome to refer to it, and you will find that it agrees completely with the Latin text." Meille had bluffed, so as not to have to admit defeat. He had no knowledge of Greek, which is why looked at  the book upside down and leafed through it. When Don Bosco turned it right side up, he was embarrassed, turned crimson, jumped up and stormed out of the hall. The dispute was over.
Then they changed their approach. One Sunday in August 1853, two men came and went to the Saint, one of them was a Waldensian pastor, as it turned out later. They flattered Don Bosco, and finally offered him a considerable sum of money, with the announcement that he would get a lot more of it, if instead of writing books about religion, he would turn to history of science, because his contributions could be so valuable. Don Bosco rejected indignantly, and the two men swore at him and finally even threatened, "If you leave the house, are you are sure to return?"

"Catholic Priests are for the Glory of God and the Good of Souls and Ready to Die"

John Bosco answered them: "I see that you do not seem to know who I am. I am a Catholic priest and Catholic priests are for the glory of God and ready to die for the good of the souls entrusted to them." The two men wanted to attack the Saint physically. Don Bosco took a chair and said, "If I wanted to use violence, I would have the power to make you feel this provocation. The power of the priest is but in patience and forgiveness. So I think that it is time to end this conversation." At that moment the door opened and Giuseppe Buzzetti, a loyal employee of Don Bosco stood in the doorway. The Saint said quietly to him, "Accompany these men to Confession!"
The Waldensians then attacked with other means of persuasion. One evening Don Bosco was called to a patient to take his confession. In the house he found a group of men who flattered him and urged to drink with them a glass of wine. Don Bosco remarked, however, that his glass was filled from another bottle, than the glasses of the men present. When he refused, two of the men were holding him, while the other wanted to for the wine violently. He dealt with predicament in a ruse: "If you believe it is necessarily, then I drink, but let me free, otherwise the wine will only spill". When they released him, he jumped quickly to the door, flung it open and called in the four young men, who had accompanied him to protect him. The men gave up their project in he face of the changing situation. Don Bosco asked a friend to inquire about the background of this attack. It turned out that the men in the house had been paid to poison the saint.

Assassinations against Don Bosco

Called to a dying person, a group of armed men with truncheons lurked for the saint, who would kill Don Bosco. Since the attackers had turned off the light, the Saint could initially protect himself with a table. Alarmed by the noise, his four faithful companions came to his aid, so that he escaped from the house unharmed.
Protestants now wanted facts: On a January afternoon in 1854 Don Bosco got a visit from two men. They called on him to stop the publication of Catholic writings or else we'll fix you. As the threats did not impress the Saint, the men said to him: "Either you do it or you're dead." They pulled guns and held them on the Saint's  breast. "Then shoot!" Dom Bosco hurled against  them  with a strong voice. Giovanni Cagliero, a confidant of the Saint,  had not trusted the men and  therefore followed them on his own initiative to Dom Bosco's room. He now rushed with   loud shouts of  "Help"   into the room, which surprised the two attackers, who wanted to intimidate the Saint that they quickly hid the guns  and ran out of the room.
Despite the many attacks on his life, the saint never wore weapons and  never used violence. He gave himself completely to Providence, which protected him. This included  "Grey", a powerful large dog who repeatedly freed the holy Don Bosco from dangerous situations.

Don Bosco's Concern for a Fallen Priest Who Became a Waldensian Pastor

Vain however, was the effort of John Bosco to the Catholic priest Luigi De Sanctis. The Roman De Sanctis was a member of the Camillian Order,  a professor of theology and a well-known priest in Rome in the 1830s. But in the revolutionary year of 1848, De Sanctis turned his back on the Catholic Church, left his Order and its parish and went to Malta. He became a Protestant and married. A little later he was Vicar of Pastor Meille in Turin and took part in the anti-Catholic magazine "The Evangelical Light", which was directed primarily against Don Bosco. When it came to conflicts within the Waldensians, De Sanctis became Calvinist, which is was what cost him his place in the Waldensians and plunged him into a deep crisis.
Don Bosco contacted De Sanctis on 17 November 1854. He tried to pave the apostate priest's  way back to the Catholic Church. The move may seem surprising, after all, De Sanctis was a "traitor" and had written numerous writings against the Catholic Church, especially attacks against the Sacrament of Penance. But Don Bosco was convinced of the dogma, Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. He was concerned about the salvation of the souls of men.
In fact, De Sanctis replied. This resulted in an intense exchange of letters that has been preserved. "You can not imagine the impact that your friendly letter of yesterday had  on me. I could never imagine that there is so much generosity and so much kindness in a man who is my open enemy. Let's make no mistake about it. I fight your principles and you fight my principles, but while you fight me, show me,  love me sincerely ... "
Don Bosco, who was convinced that in a fallen priest there must prevail the largest moral dilemma, which is why he wanted to present him with his hand of friendship, but was disappointed. Six months later, De Sanctis resumed his attacks against the Catholic Church again, went to Florence, returned there back to the Waldensian Church and died a Waldensian in 1869. Don Bosco should speak of a "hardened heart" and a "darkened intellect", which kept its grasp on the former Camillian.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Chiesa e postconcilio / Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred
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