Friday, August 21, 2009

St. Pius X

August 21 is the feast of Pius X. I am continuing to work on my Fatima painting, "The Secret". As I was looking for some images online related to Our Lady's words, "...the Holy Father will have much to suffer..." I happened upon the following story concerning Pius X. The author, whom I respect very much and often agree with regarding some of his views on the revolution of our times, relates this anecdote suggesting Pius X could have been murdered. The only modern pope I knew of rumored to have been murdered was John Paul I, so you can imagine my surprise when I read this.
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The mysterious death of Pio X...
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The magazine La Critique du Liberalisme [The Critique of Liberalism] published an article about the death of St Pius X. The author sustains the thesis that St. Pius X was murdered on the order of Masonry. He affirms that St. Pius X caught a simple cold, but suddenly and inexplicably that cold would cause his death. One morning when he awakened, he could no longer speak, which was not proportional to that cold; he tried to write in order to communicate something, but also found himself unable to write. Soon afterward he died.
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The author also tells about a young, brilliant naval officer in Prussia who became a Jesuit. After being ordained, he became a nurse and was named to take care of the Pope during that cold. On that final night of the life of St. Pius X, he was closely attending the Pope. After the Pope died, the Jesuit returned to Prussia, left the Order, and returned to a brilliant career as a naval officer. During the war he became a submarine commander. The author affirms that St. Pius X was killed on the order of the German Masonry, and therefore, would be a martyr. I repeat the thesis of this article without having formed my own opinion on it.
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In his memoirs Cardinal Merry del Val confirms that St. Pius X could not speak or write, and he adds: “No one will ever know what happened that night.” It is a mysterious phrase. - Prof. Plinio CorrĂȘa de Oliveira
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I wonder if there is corroborating evidence or similar stories to support this theory? Maybe Dan Brown would know. ;)
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[By the way - enemies of the Church have made up many things about JPI and stuff he was supposed to have said, just as they have about JPII, Paul VI, and so on - therefore I sincerely doubt Pius X or JPI were murdered. I do like a good conspiracy theory however.]

3 comments:

  1. Sounds more like a stroke--having a cold at the same time--might just be coincidental--but....?

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  2. I'm sure it was something like that Tara.

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  3. Carol6:46 AM

    CSI Traditionalism. *sigh..

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