Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Catholic news stories are beginning to sound like blogger-parodies...

Truth is stranger than bad writing.

I just read a story about a really bad Jesuit:
A Jesuit priest is encouraging al-Qaeda terrorists, financed by President Barack Obama, to bomb Catholic Churches in Syria for “ethnic cleansing” purposes, as revenge against Syrian President Bashar Assad for expelling him from the country.

According to the Star, “a Jesuit thrown out of Syria for criticizing Bashar Assad’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy forces is visiting North America and will be in Toronto Friday and Saturday. He’s bring a message to fellow Christians and others: ‘it’s un-Christian and immoral to be fretting only or mostly about the possible plight of the Christian minority in post-Assad Syria, while doing little to save the overwhelming majority of Syrians being massacred by the Assad regime.”

Rev. Paolo Da’ll’ Oglio is calling Syrian Christians Bosnian-style “war criminals” and accuses them of “sowing sectarian divisions.” He’s hoping that Obama deploys the US military to launch a terror campaign against innocent Syrian Christian civilians. - Source
Then there is the LCWR story du jour: Crackpots of the Noosphere:
Barbara Marx Hubbard, an evolutionary thinker who is to speak this week before the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, is not Catholic or part of any mainstream religion. But she says she has faith in the future.

She will bring this message of hope to LCWR when she delivers the keynote address at the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday through Friday in St. Louis. The audience is likely to still be reeling from the criticism in a Vatican assessment that has shaken communities of sisters throughout the country.

“It’s a message of hope, of cooperation and alignment,” Hubbard said of the ideas she will explore in her speech. “How can we align that impulse to the deeper impulse of Christ in evolution, of God in evolution?”

Not that it makes any difference ...

Part of the Vatican order to LCWR calls for a review of the speakers to the group’s annual conferences. The Vatican’s doctrinal assessment found that “Addresses given during LCWR annual Assemblies manifest problematic statements and serious theological, even doctrinal errors.” - Source
Really?  Anybody wonder why the Vatican should be worried about the LCWR?

Hold onto your donut-cushions Sisters, Barbara Marx Hubbard isn't just a "theologian", she's a Theosophist - her idea of evolution aligns quite well with the Jesuit priest's 'peace-plan' to cleanse Syria of its Christian minority.  What follows is a bit of Barbara Marx Hubbard's theology, philosphy, err, theosophy:
"The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body."
“Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-forth is electing to transcend…One-forth is resistant to election. They are unattracted by life ever-evolving. Now, as we approach the quantum shift from creature-human to co-creative human the destructive one-forth must be eliminated from the social body…Fortunately you, dearly beloveds, are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.”    Barbara Marx Hubbard

“…people will either change or die,” for “that is the choice.” According to those who would concur with Hubbard, Christians will need to be more open minded so they too can receive the mark of the Antichrist. If they will not join with the global community and its agenda, they will be killed by the “opened minded” New Agers. She states that, “This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done (or the sake of the future of the whole. So be it; be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed…. The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body.”  - Barbara Marx Hubbard. 


  1. Terry, it appears that the blog you posted from at the end is a pretty extreme Protestant website, and it doesn't take much searching to find out that the author is very anti-Catholic. The author advocates a position that Christians should take *no role* in influencing society.

    Also, I believe thee gems, from the same article you quoted, are heretical from a Catholic perspective:

    "By definition any kingdom built by man is anti-god and anti-Christ [read: all earthly governments]. The kingdoms of this world have never been, are not and never will be God’s Kingdom."

    "Jesus did not deny that this was in the Devil’s power to do and thus He acknowledges that the kingdoms of the world do indeed belong to the Devil." [speaking of the Devil's temptation, to hand over all the kingdoms of the world]

    "John (also after the Cross) states emphatically that “the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1John 5:19). Thus the Devil is clearly the one who is in control of the world kingdoms, its systems, its religions, and its governments."

    "The kingdoms of this world are so evil that they are completely destroyed (Daniel 2 and Revelation 18) and they will be replaced by God’s Kingdom. This will be a work of God and not of man or the church ... Christ’s Kingdom will ultimately become a physical kingdom, known as the Millennial Kingdom, but as said above, that will come about by a single cataclysmic (Day of the Lord’s Wrath) event when He sets up His Kingdom."

    Do check out the resources on "Roman Catholicism" - there's one dude who in a video describes the false Jesus of Catholics, whom he calls "the wafer god," and other good resources that warn against "false teachings" like contemplative prayer and spiritual formation.

    1. I know the site is anti-Catholic. Barbara Marx Hubbard's views are as well. The only reason I linked is because I lifted the quotes from Hubbard from that post - which also correctly connects the Hubbard theories to Theosophy. If I have time I'll research a better source.

    2. I removed the link - kept the quotes.

  2. Jaime8:08 AM

    It gives me great sorrow to think that some of the nuns I looked up to in grammar school may have participated in the theological collapse of America's women religious. Any attendee at the LCWR convention who attends the banal insanity of Hubbard should have to explain to her presence to the local Ordinary and if the explanation is not satisfactory, be given the choice of the cloister for the rest of her life or removal from her order. This is a scandal of great magnitude and our bishops should not let it pass without comment.

  3. There's a simple discerning check re religious. Ask them (nuns or priests or bishops) if they have a relationship with Our Lady and pray the Rosary.

  4. Crackpots of the noosphere, lol. Here is Malachi Martin on our marxist Jesuit friends and all others of their ilk:

    “… Liberation theologians were the ones who finally succeeded in giving all those airy concepts of Teilhard de Chardin a practical meaning. But that would have been little use among the ordinary masses of believers, had the new “theologians” not succeeded also in transposing the meaning of all the key terms used to convey the basic truths and teachings of traditional Roman Catholicism. In their writings, you can see the quick, skillful way in which it was done.

    The Church became the “people of God”, not the hierarchic Church of Rome. Sin is not primarily personal; it is social and almost exclusively the injustice and oppression due to capitalism. Mary the Virgin is the mother of a revolutionary Jesus—indeed of all revolutionaries seeking to overthrow capitalism. The Kingdom of God is the socialist state from which capitalist oppression has been eliminated. Priesthood is either the service given by an individual (the priest) who builds up socialism, or it is “the people of God” as it worships according to its like. The list of such adopted Catholic expressions is as long as you like. For each and every Catholic term about piety, belief, asceticism, and theology is taken over by Liberation Theologians.

    The refinement of such co-opted terms permits grinning twists and ugly distortions of Roman Catholicism…ultimately, however, such use of Roman Catholic vocabulary, laden as it is with deep attraction for the faithful, provided an otherwise unattainable legitimacy for a this-worldly blueprint for the future. Cleverly used, the new “theological lexicon” not only justifies but mandates the use of any means—including armed violence, torture, and violation of human rights, deception and deep alliances with professedly atheistic and anti-religious forces…”

    Malachi Martin
    The Jesuits
    The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church

    1. Maria - while what is written here is no doubt true (his book on the Jesuits in general is probably pretty hard-hitting), Martin seems to have gone off the conspiracy theory deep end later in life. He became close friends with Rama Coomaraswamy, a sedevacantist who truly believes the institutional church is a Satanic body, and he last book Martin was writing seems to be a slander-fest against the Second Vatican Council and all the popes since then: "Primacy: How the Institutional Roman Catholic Church became a Creature of the New World Order."

      I cannot stomach ANY author who urges the faithful to second-guess the pope and the institutional Church *itself*.

    2. Maria, here's Fr. Hardon on him:


      It's in there somewhere, but he calls him a "bugger" haha!

      Anyway, here is Fr. Hardon saying something serious, about one of his books:

      "Windswept House is devastating to the reputation of the Holy See. Twenty-nine years in working for the Vatican, I have no illusions on how human the Vatican is but I would not agree, I cannot agree with the conclusions that somebody reading Windswept House would have about the Holy See."

    3. I've never read Malachi Martin - and do not intend to do so.

  5. I know that quote, Mercury, re Windswept House; however, Martin's desciptor of the Jesuits and liberation theology is the best I have ever encountered, bar none.

  6. Oh dear. I did not mean to upset anyone. Mea culpa.

    1. You didn't. You're good. :)


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