Monday, July 30, 2018

What did Bella Dodd know and do and what did she really tell Bishop Sheen?

Responsible for 1,200 vocations to the priesthood.

I don't know?  Do you?

But if, as people like Alice von Hildebrand and Michael Voris claim, and if the stories Dodd told Congress are true, where are the names of the infiltrators?

Dodd testified before the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). She said: "In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within. The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops”. 
Dodd told Alice von Hildebrand that:
“When she was an active party member, she had dealt with no fewer than four cardinals within the Vatican who were working for us, [i.e. the Communist Party]”(Christian Order magazine, “The Church in Crisis”, reprinted from The Latin Mass magazine).
Dodd made a public affidavit which was witnessed by a number of people, including Paul and Johnine Leininger. 
In her public affidavit, among other things, Dodd stated:
“In the late 1920’s and 1930’s, directives were sent from Moscow to all Communist Party organizations. In order to destroy the [Roman] Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations... I, myself, put some 1,200 men in [Roman] Catholic seminaries”.
von Hildebrand confirmed that Dodd had publicly stated the same things to which she attested in her public affidavit. - Wiki
Yeah.  So?

Dodd claims she herself put 1,200 men in seminary.  She claims no fewer than four Cardinals in the Vatican were working for the Communist party.  Who were they?  What were their names?  Why wasn't some investigation into these 'facts' ever made?  Why weren't these infiltrators questioned and exposed?

No one asked Bella for names of the seminarians?  She simply testified and everyone believed her?  She personally fostered 1,200 vocations to the priesthood?

Now supposedly Sheen wouldn't allow her to reveal the names of the Vatican Cardinals, but others have attempted to speculate, one example here.  I thinks it's crap.

That said, we now know some type of pinkos infiltrated seminaries and the College of Cardinals, but they don't appear to be Communist operatives.  The big difference here is that now we are learning their names.


Masons can't be Communists, right?  Left?

Have a nice day!


  1. This claim has hung out there in the Catholic fringe world for a while now. It is just so bizarre. Think about it. Back in the day seminarians were known by, recommended by their parish priest. If anything screeening was thighter then what came later. Just how would communists undermine the Church? It makes no sense. If anything happened it would be these so called subversives were convert quietly and undermined the Communist cause. File this under the now ubiquitous label: fake news. Now if she had claimed they planted gay men into seminaries I would believe that and say their plan is working.

    1. Exactly. Back in the day you had to have a special dispensation if your parents were divorced. Seminarians were thoroughly vetted.

  2. Communist or Gay? What makes you think the infiltrators could not be both. Have you ever heard of the "Cambridge Five"?

  3. Thomas Storck6:47 PM

    If one looks through Dr. Dodd's congressional testimony and looks at her autobiography, School of Darkness, there is nothing about her recruiting communists into the Church. If you do not believe this, please google her testimony and see for yourself. Her book, School of Darkness is also available online


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