As humanism in its development became more and more materialistic, it made itself increasingly accessible to speculation and manipulation at first by socialism and then by communism. So that Karl Marx was able to say in 1844 that "communism is naturalized humanism.'
This statement turned out not to be entirely senseless. One does see the same stones in the foundations of a despiritualized humanism and of any type of socialism: endless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility, which under communist regimes reach the stage of anti-religious dictatorship; concentration on social structures with a seemingly scientific approach. (This is typical of the Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century and of Marxism). Not by coincidence all of communism's meaningless pledges and oaths are about Man, with a capital M, and his earthly happiness. At first glance it seems an ugly parallel: common traits in the thinking and way of life of today's West and today's East? But such is the logic of materialistic development.
The interrelationship is such, too, that the current of materialism which is most to the left always ends up by being stronger, more attractive and victorious, because it is more consistent. Humanism without its Christian heritage cannot resist such competition. We watch this process in the past centuries and especially in the past decades, on a world scale as the situation becomes increasingly dramatic. Liberalism was inevitably displaced by radicalism, radicalism had to surrender to socialism and socialism could never resist communism. The communist regime in the East could stand and grow due to the enthusiastic support from an enormous number of Western intellectuals who felt a kinship and refused to see communism's crimes. When they no longer could do so, they tried to justify them. In our Eastern countries, communism has suffered a complete ideological defeat; it is zero and less than zero. But Western intellectuals still look at it with interest and with empathy, and this is precisely what makes it so immensely difficult for the West to withstand the East. (Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart. June 8, 1978.)
Those comments, offered by the late Soviet dissident Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, who had been imprisoned in various Soviet gulags from 1945 to 1953 before serving another three years in internal exile in Kazakhstan as a prelude to his deportation from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on February 13, 1974, were made during the height of Cold War tensions. The reigning caesar ignoramus in the United States of America at that time, Jacobus Carterus, had said in his commencement address on May 22, 1977, at the University of Notre Dame that Americans suffered from what he termed an inordinate fear of communism. Although Carter's role as the world's preeminent appeaser of Communist dictatorships was examined several years ago in Still Preparing the Way for Antichrist, another word or two about the nation's thirty-ninth president is pertinent in order to "frame" the remainder of this article.
The petty, mean-spirited little peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia, enabled Communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua and El Salvador in Central America and in Angola on the continent of Africa. He played the role of an obsequious inferior to Soviet dictator Leonid Brezhnev's domineering superior at the Soviet-American summit in Vienna, Austria, that took place between June 16, 1979, and June 18, 1979, as the decrepit, corrupt, venal old Stalinist, Brezhnev, played the Baptist Jimmy Carter for the fool that he is and remains when he, Brezhnev, an atheist, invoked the name of God in behalf of the alleged necessity of signing the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty II (SALT II). Carter was convinced that he had made inroads on the dictator's atheism:
Inside the U.S. Embassy's cramped and dreary conference room, the leaders arranged themselves and their aides at either side of a gleaming 25-ft. table. Brezhnev brought with him nine aides, including Chernenko, Gromyko, Ogarkov and Ustinov; Carter was accompanied by the same number, including Brown, Brzezinski and Vance. As guest, Brezhnev led off. He put on his rimless spectacles and stolidly read aloud from his sheaf of prepared remarks. He was followed by Carter, who talked from several pages of notes handwritten on yellow legal paper. Among them was a sentence he had noted on hearing Brezhnev utter it the day before: "God will not forgive us if we fail." (Time Magazine, June 25, 1979, page 7.)
Carter's giddy Sovietphilia, an echo of what was exhibited throughout the career of former United States Senator George S. McGovern (D-South Dakota), who was termed--and rightly so--"an apologist for international communism" by the late President of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations George Meany on the Columbia Broadcasting System's Face the Nation program in 1972, ended six months later when the Red Army invaded Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, prompting the nitwit to say to Barbara Walters in an end-of-the year interview televised on the American Broadcasting Company, "Barbara, I've learned more about the Soviet Union in the last three weeks than I had in the past three years." As my only sibling was wont to say when faced with the startled statements of politicians who had "discovered" something that was obvious for all to see, "Do tell." Yes, do tell, Jimmy. Do tell.
However much Jimmy Cater was a Communist appeaser, he was not, though, a Communist himself. He believed that the government of the United States of America could "dial back" tensions in various hot spots of the world by refusing to engage in a policy of confrontation with the Soviet Union and/or Red China, to whose murderous regime he extended formal diplomatic recognition, effective January 1, 1979, in a Speech on December 15, 1978, and by supporting what he believed to be "legitimate" "people's revolutions" in Nicaragua and El Salvador against repressive and corrupt rightist/military regimes. Carter was an appeaser in the mold of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's second vice president, Henry Agard Wallace, who served during Roosevelt's third term (January 20, 1941, to January 20, 1945).
Carter's apologists still insist that he meant to support moderate factions within Nicaragua who were opposed to the brutal, repressive, corrupt and venal dictator of that country, President Anastasio Somoza, not the Communist Sandinista National Liberation Front. This is what was claimed at the time. Indeed, the "official history of the United States Department of State contains what is meant to be a permanent record of this delusion (see Central America, 1977–1980) presently.
As one who lived through the tumultuous events of 1979, witnessing the fall of Shan of Iran on January 25, 1979, and the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran on February 1, 1979, and the Carter's sell-out to Leonid Brehznev five months later, which would be followed by the Soviet invasion of Aghanistan six months after, the truth about Carter's Central American policy is not that reflected on the website of the United States Department of State. Jimmy Cater, though not a Communist and believing that the revolutionary "fervor" of the Sandinstas could be curbed through "dialogue" and "encounter" (no, I am not making this up). He was so committed to the murderous, dictatoral regime of Daniel Ortega, which rose to power in part because of Somoza's own brutality against opponents and, on one very well-known incident, on a foreign journalist (ABC-TV News reporter Bill Stewart was shot in the head at point black range by one of Somoza's soldiers, a scene that was videotaped and shown to television viewers around the world), that he, serving as a self-appointed poll-watcher as an ex-president, wept when the results of the February 25, 1990, free elections, which were more or less forced because of pressure brought to bear by the administrations of Presidents Ronald Wilson Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush, resulted in Ortega's defeat by Mrs. Violetta Chamorro, whose husband Pedro, a leader of moderate forces in opposition to Somoza, had been murdered by Somoza's goons on January 10, 1978. Yes, Jimmy the Appeaser wept when his Cuban-backed, mass murdered pal, Daniel Ortega, lost to Violetta Chamorro. Documentation will be provided in a moment to demonstrate the "peace-loving" nature of the Sandinistas when they held power for the first time before coming back, this time in free elections, in 2006.
James Earl Carter, Jr., became President of the United States of America on January 20, 1977. None other than the the soon-to-be "beatified" appeaser of all things Communist, Giovannti Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul The Sick, was serving as the second "Petrine Minister" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism at the time. It was the wretched homosexual who permitted himself to be blackmailed by Soviet agents into betraying the locatiton and idenity of Catholic priests that Pope Pius XII had sent behind the Iron Curtain when, Montini, was serving in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See (see Francis: The Latest In A Long Line Of Ecclesiastical Tyrants), and who gave impetus the "liberation theology" that is close to the heart of so many within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself and including the denier of Our Lady's Perpetual Virginity, Gerhard Ludwig "Cardinal" Muller, who is the prefect of the conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Montini/Paul The Sick endorsed what he called the "preferential option for the poor" when addressing the CELAM conference on August 24, 1968, in Medellin, Colombia and when he issued Octagesima Adveniens, May 15, 1971:
23. Through the statement of the rights of man and the seeking for international agreements for the application of these rights, progress has been made towards inscribing these two aspirations in deeds and structures (16). Nevertheless various forms of discrimination continually reappear-ethnic cultural, religious, political and so on. In fact, human rights are still too often disregarded, if not scoffed at, or else they receive only formal recognition. In many cases legislation does not keep up with real situations. Legislation is necessary, but it is not sufficient for setting up true relationships of justice and equity. In teaching us charity, the Gospel instructs us in the preferential respect due to the poor and the special situation they have in society: the more fortunate should renounce some of their rights so as to place their goods more generously at the service of others. If, beyond legal rules, there is really no deeper feeling of respect for and service to others, then even equality before the law can serve as an alibi for flagrant discrimination, continued exploitation and actual contempt. Without a renewed education in solidarity, an overemphasis of equality can give rise to an individualism in which each one claims his own rights without wishing to be answerable for the common good.
In this field, everyone sees the highly important contribution of the Christian spirit, which moreover answers man's yearning to be loved. "Love for man, the prime value of the earthly order" ensures the conditions for peace, both social peace and international peace, by affirming our universal brotherhood (17). (Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick, Octagesima Adveniens, May 15, 1971.) This was nothing other than an attempt to graft a Marxist diatribe onto the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, and it had nothing to do with commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891.
This was nothing other than an attempt to graft a Marxist diatribe onto the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, and it had nothing to do with commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891. Montini/Paul VI's ideological sloangeering helped to let loose a series of Soviet armed and financed and Cuban trained revolutions throughout Central America in the name of serving the "Gospel." No, I am not suggesting that Montini/Paul the Sick intended to start those revolutions, only that he, a thorough doctrinal, liturgical, social and moral revolutionary, helped revolutionary movements to find a pretext for garnering the support of "the people" who had been the victims of repressive military juntas and economic injustices. Montini/Paul the Sick made "liberation theology" a fashionable way for Soviet-backed and Cuban-trained guerillas who were more brutally murderous than the governments they were attempting to overthrow.
The Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front in El Salvador, who, following the lead of the Sandinistas, won national elections on March 15, 2009, were supported by Catholic priests and conciliar presbyters and by women of various religious congregations. Chief among the religious orders of men who supported the revolutions in Central America was that of the Maryknoll Fathers. It was from their completely revolutionary ranks that Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, who had been born in Los Angeles, California, on February 5, 1933, rose to prominence, first as a guerilla fighter with the Sandinistas in their efforts to overthrow Anastasio Somoza, and then as the Sandinista government's foreign minister.
Despite fierce opposition from the administration of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua received words of comfort and complete support from most of the members of organized crime family of the fale opposite of the naturalist "left," the Democratic Party, starting with the most prominent Congressional Democrat during the first six years of the Reagan administration, Thomas P. O'Neill, the pro-abortion Catholic Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1987, whose aunt was a religious sister in the Maryknoll order:
In the first game of the World Serious, the Tippers beat the Gippers. Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill is as passionately against aid to the Nicaraguan contras as President Reagan is for it.
O'Neill is a tough foe; he is a man of honor, deeply patriotic, serving his last term, with a record more right than wrong over the years, properly lauded as a great American at testimonial dinners by Reagan and Bob Hope. O'Neill used wit and muscle to rally just enough Democrats to beat Reagan's contra plan.
It is a battle of giants over the nature and future of American foreign policy. Both men are emotional about it. Reagan thinks Central America is the place to start rolling back the red tide. But what are the roots of O'Neill's emotional commitment? They are both ordinary and extraordinary.
On the ABC news the other night, Tip gave clues. The ABC sketch by Peter Jennings showed that O'Neill opposes contra aid for some obvious reasons; he particularly fears a Vietnam-style escalation. But the piece also stressed that O'Neill's passion has another powerful dimension. He is a devout Catholic; within the deeply divided Catholic community O'Neill listens to those who oppose U.S. policy; O'Neill's much-beloved aunt was a sister of the Maryknoll Order; O'Neill particularly heeds the Maryknolls' counsel. "When they come in to see me," O'Neill told ABC, "they are women of the cloth, people of God. . . .They are not going to mislead me."
If Tip's emotions on the issue are tipping the balance, if the Maryknolls are a key influence on Tip, then the Maryknolls are very important. Who are they?
They are a small Catholic order. Many of their members devote themselves to serving the poor.
But the Maryknolls also practice political action. Their publications have praised the foreign policy of Castro's Cuba. Maryknolls have supported the communist guerrillas in El Salvador and in the Philippines. They have supported the current Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Ironically, that is the same government that most of Tip's Democratic colleagues characterize as ''Marxist-Leninist." It is the same government that the primate of Nicaragua, Cardinal Obando y Bravo, has denounced as "totalitarian." The Sandinista foreign minister Miguel d'Escoto is a Maryknoll priest. He has said ''Marxism is one of the greatest blessings on the church."
Yet Tip O'Neill - who is as far from Marxism as you can get - has never gotten the word. Last year he said: "We've followed the (Maryknoll) order all our life. . . . When they come and talk to me, I have complete trust."
It goes beyond Maryknolls. O'Neill has said one reason for his opposition to the contras goes back to an incident when a friend of his, a 17-year-old Marine, was stabbed in Nicaragua - more than 50 years ago. The Marine, says Tip, told him the reason he was in Nicaragua was "to take care of the property and the rights of the United Fruit Co. I got stabbed for United Fruit."
Oh, my. Since the Marines left Nicaragua in 1933, the Soviets have become imperialists who penetrate the Third World, Cuba has become a Soviet stooge, Cuba and the Soviets are pumping Nicaragua full of arms, Latin America has had a revolution in favor of democracy, and Latin countries are begging American companies to come in and provide jobs. Yet, O'Neill harks back to the old world of United Fruit.
Using masterful political strategy, O'Neill beat Reagan in round one, even though a majority of the House believes that military pressure must be part of the package to push the Sandinistas to free elections.
It is a torturous issue for many legislators on both sides. O'Neill - still trusting Maryknolls and still remembering horror stories half a century old, tying all that together with more ordinary concerns - will continue to try to defeat, delay and dilute contra aid. He still may succeed.
He's a great American all right, and making a great mistake, leading his Democrats in the wrong direction, based on bad memories and bad advice. (On Nicaragua Tip Is Sincere, But He's Wrong.)
Leaving aside any discussion of how O'Neill's opposition to the covert operations on the part of the Reagan administration to find a means to fund the Contras, who became involved drug trafficking (see Kerry Committee Findings) that included shipping llegal drugs to Mena, Arkansas, during the governorship of one William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, and to the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal, the key quotation in the commentary by Ben Wattenberg in 1986 involves Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman's belief that "Marxism is one of the greatest blessings on the Church." Got that? (Yes, there is a method to my writing these aricles.)
Showing his full commitment to the "blessings" of Marxism, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman was part of the gang of thugs that planned and executed, aided in no small measure by operatives of the Castro regime in Cuba, to assassinate Anastasio Somoza, who was, despite--or perhps because of-- his own gangsterism and corruption, fiercely opposed to Castro and the influence of the Soviet Union in Central America, a gangland-style execution that took place in Paraguay, which was ruled at the time by dictator Alfredo Stroesnser, on Septmeber 17, 1980. Somoza certainly died as had ruled. However, he posed no threat to anyone at that point, other than to his own immortal soul as he lived a wanton life, and no Catholic priest could possibly agree to be associated with such an execution, no less remain as a loyal minister in a civil government that carefully planned it with Soviet-provided weaponry. Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, the foreign minister of the Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua, was a firm support of the policies and the methods of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Although he was suspended in 1985 for his refusal to obey Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's ban on priests/presbyters serving in positions of civil government, whether elected or appointed, d'Escoto continued in his post as the foreign minister of Nicaragua until the defeat of the Sandinistas on February 25, 1990, and the subsequent inauguration of President-elect Violetta Chamorro on April 25, 1990. He became, incredibly enough, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and presented an award, the "Prize in the Field of Human Rights," on behalf of the United Nations to two notorious pro-aborts who held prestigious positions in that body formed on Judeo-Masonic principles of naturalism, the same principles that guide the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "civilization of love":
(NEW YORK – C-FAM) Last week, United Nations (UN) General Assembly president Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann announced the 2008 winners of the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights, an award for “outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.” This year’s winners include former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and Human Rights Watch (HRW), both staunch global advocates for abortion and homosexual rights.
Brockmann characterized the recipients as “an inspiration to all of us who seek and believe another type of society, another type of political system, another economic model, another world is possible where all persons will be treated as brothers and sisters, without discrimination, exclusion or destruction of life in all its forms.”
Arguably the most prominent of the award recipients, Louise Arbour is a long-time proponent of sweeping abortion and homosexual rights. During her time as High Commissioner, she encouraged human rights treaty monitoring bodies to promote this agenda. Under her leadership, the UN committees responsible for monitoring state compliance with international treaty obligations have becoming increasingly vocal over national abortion laws – even though no human rights treaty mentions abortion. During Arbor’s four year term, over 60 countries have been pressured to legalize or liberalize abortion access.
A supporter of homosexual rights since her days as a Canadian Supreme Court Justice, Arbour also pledged her office’s support for the highly controversial Yogyakarta Principles, which seek to make “sexual orientation” a protected non-discrimination category on par with established categories like race and religion even though the term “sexual orientation” has never been accepted in any binding negotiated UN document. Moreover, the Principles seek to reinterpret existing human rights to include homosexual marriage and adoption.
Human Rights Watch is another recipient of this year’s UN prize. In recent years, HRW has been a leader in promoting abortion rights, particularly in Latin America. In 2005, HRW released a report on Argentina that recommended liberalized abortion laws. That same year, HRW filed a legal brief in support of a Colombian case challenging the country’s once-strict abortion ban. In 2007, HRW also mounted a legal challenge to Nicaragua’s abortion law, claiming that Nicaragua’s ban is contrary to international law.
Human Rights Watch said that it “believes that decisions about abortion belong to a pregnant woman without interference by the state or others. The denial of a pregnant woman's right to make an independent decision regarding abortion violates or poses a threat to a wide range of human rigths."
Other winners of the 2008 Human Rights Prize are radical lawyer and former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Dr. Carolyn Gomes, and Dr. Denis Mukwege. Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto and Catholic nun Sister Dorothy Stang were awarded the Prize posthumously.
The UN Human Rights Prize is awarded every five years. The 2008 awardees were selected from among 189 nominations. The Prize will be awarded in the General Assembly on December 10, the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Father Miguel d'Esoto Brockman praised pro-aborts and pro-perverts as champions of Human Rights. Interestingly, the "new and improved" Sandinista movement endorsed a law in 2006 that banned all abortions in the country of Nicaragua, a move that President Daniel Ortega, who has been in office again since January 10, 2007, has supported. Ah, Daniel Ortega is "pro-life." (UN Gives Awards to Promoters of Abortion and Homosexual Behavior.)
Well, go tell that to the Mesquito (also rendered as Meskito and Mestizo) Indians of Nicaragua who were subjected to slaughter by the Sandinistas in their "revolutionary" origins as the brutal, murderous thugs of this Catholic land:
July 19, 1983 TU SANDINISTA WAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS Four years ago today, the Sandinista revolution toppled the Somoza regime, which had ruled Nicaragua for 43 years. The rebels victory was widely hailed as a triumph over what was seen as one of t he worst violators of human rights in the Americas. Ironic ally--and tragically for the close to three million Nicaraguans the Sandinistas have proved that they surpass their predecessors in abusing the basic rights of their own people in Nicaragua is an a ll-out war on the human rights of all those who oppose the regime. The victims number in the thousands and include journalists, businessmen, politicians, Catholics, Moravians, the Miskito Indian tribes and even Nicaragua's entire Jewish community What has erupted Today's human rights violations affect all aspects of Nicaraguan life. There are restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion denial of the right of association and of free labor unions.
Since the Marxists took over, Nicaraguan Jews have seen their human rights systematically violated. Their property has been confiscated and they have 'been arrested arbitrarily and physically harassed. Inspiring this sudden anti-Jewish campaign, in part is the intimate ideological relationship between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Sandinistas.
Catholics have been subject to similar attacks. Before their victory, the Sandinistas enjoyed the backing of Archbishop Miguel Obando y Bravo, of Nicaragua. Once in power, the Sandinistas dis covered that the Archbishop's commitment to human rights, civil liberties and social justice was more than rhetoric. As a result according to official church reports, prominent clerics are defame d and attacked physically. Religious education is under siege.
The Moravian Church, too, is under assault,' particularly along Nicaragua's Eastern Atlantic coast, where it claims the loyalties of 80 percent of the population. The Sandinistas denounce this church as a center of counter-revolutionary activity. Some Moravian pastors now must submit their Sunday sermons for govern ment approval. One pastor reported that the censors asked him Why do you always preach on sad themes like sin and redemption? Why don't you preach about liberation like some of the Catholics do?"
Mormons, Baptists and Seventh-Day Adventists, meanwhile have seen their churches seized and then 'returned only under the condi tion that their pastors not criticize the revolution or the Sandinista programs.
One of the most brutalized communities is that of the Miskito Independent human rights organiza None Indians of the Atlantic Coast tions have been kept from visiting Miskito detention camps theless, the record of the Sandinista atrociti es against the Miskito is widely known. arrests of the entire Indian leadership; banning of the Indian organization Misurasata forcible relocation of over 15,000 Miskitos; total destruction of 39 villages, including livestock, personal effects, crops, fruit trees; killing, arrest and torture of hundreds of Indians; and the imposition of harsh military rule on the entire Indian region Among these atrocities are Similar methods have neutralized political parties that do not belong to the Sandinista Front, as well as independent labor unions and their leaders It has taken four years of cruel repression for the reality of human rights violations in Nicaragua to become undeniable.
Recent statements by a former Sandinista Intelligence officer disclosed that some 5,000 Nicaraguans were slaughtered in the early months of Sandinista rule. The Sandinistas have assassinated and kidnapped their opponents whether inside or out of Nicaragua.
Examples: the murders of Commander Bravo in Honduras, Jorge Salazar in Managua, Hector Frances in Costa Rica, and Anastasio Somoza in Paraguay. Repression is not limited to political foes.
Nicaraguans who refuse to bow to Sandinista rule are likely to be harassed, arrested or tortured. If an individual fails to conform to Sandinista standards, he will be prohibited from obtaining em ployment, food and shelter. Enforcing this is a vast domestic security network. A Nicaraguan today, in sum, enjoys few human civil or political rights THE PERMANENT COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS The Permanent Commission of Nicaraguan Human Rights (CPDH was 'founded in April 20, 1977, in Managua. During the Somoza regime, reports of human rights violations by the regime were allowed to be published daily by the CPDH and'were frequently quoted by the international press. Amnesty International, for example, was able to monitor violations in Nicaragua based on the reports of the Commission 3 In a 1982 interview in Washington, D.C., Dr. Jose Esteban Gonzalez, then National Coordinator of the Permanent Commissio n said that under Somoza he could "call the editors of major U.S newspapers and my statements concerning violations of human rights by the Somoza regime made headlines the following day they don't even answer my calls." (The Sandinista War on Human Rights. Reformed or not, Daniel Ortega's bloody Communist rule disqualified him from ever serving in public office again, and Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman remains a completely unbent support of abortion and perversity.
What happens to a priest such as d'Escoto Brockman in Jorge's counterfeit church of conciliarism that is so in love with "diversity," except, that is, for those as seen being "holdouts" to the conciliar revolution?
What do you think happens to priests who "preach about liberation"?
Well, Jorge lifts his suspension from the exercise of the priestly ministry. Why not? The two are as red as they get:
MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Vatican has issued a decree that lifts its 29-year suspension on Father Miguel F. d'Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest. The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the mission society of the U.S. Catholic Church.
Father d'Escoto, 81, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 10, 1961. He helped found Orbis Books, the theological publication division of Maryknoll, and he was an official with the World Council of Churches. During the 1970s, Father d'Escoto became engaged in politics in Nicaragua. He joined the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a political party that overthrew Anastasio Somoza Debayle and established a revolutionary government.
For his political actions, involvement in the Sandinista government and failing to resign from a political office (Nicaragua foreign minister) held in violation of his ministry, Father d'Escoto was suspended from his priestly duties by the Vatican.
In the notification from the Vatican dated August 1, 2014, "The Holy Father has given His benevolent assent that Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann be absolved from the canonical censure inflicted upon him, and entrusts him to the Superior General of the Institute [Maryknoll] for the purpose of accompanying him in the process of reintegration into the Ministerial Priesthood."
The lifting of the suspension allows Father d'Escoto to resume his priestly duties.
Father d'Escoto has remained a member of the Maryknoll Society with residence in Nicaragua. From September 2008 until September 2009, he presided over the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly as its president. (Vatican Lifts Suspension on US Missionary Priest.)
This completely sanitized piece of propaganda, issued by the Maryknolls themselves, overlooks Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman's bloody participation in the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, his active support and reliance for financial and military assistance from the mass murdering Fidel Castro and his more recent career as an official at the pro-abortion, pro-peversity World Council of Churches and his praise for supporters of abortion and perversity while he was the President of the United Nations General Assembly from 2008 to 2009. At least Daniel Ortega, who maintained close ties during his current term in office of President of Nicaragua to the late Venezulean dictator Hugo Chavez prior to the latter's death on March 5, 2013, refuses to support baby-killing under cover of the civil law. Miguel d'Escoto Brockman is unrepentant in his support of the chemical and surgical assassination of the innocent preborn in their mothers' wombs.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, though, is doing more than simply rehabilitating a fellow revolutionary, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman. Much more.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is also slapping down those he denounces constantly as "moralistic ideologues," including a conciliar revolutionary whose opposition to liberation theology resulted in the appointmen of men such as the Rogelio Livieres, the conciliar "bishop" of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay (a city that was known during the Storessner years as Puerto Stroessner) who, along with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, refuses to see the truth about the moral predator named Father Carlos Urrutigoity, that must be corrected by disciplining, if not removing such men and by rehabilitating the likes of out-and-out Maxists such as d'Escoto Brockman and by giving warm embraces to the father of "liberation theology," Father Gustavo Guttierez (see Francis, The Out-Of-Control And Uncontrollable Antipope, part one).
Remember, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II shook his finger at Father Ernesto Cardenal, a Sandinista revolutionary who served as the "Minister of Culture" in the presidential administration of Communist dictator Daniel Ortega (who was elected to the Nicaraguan presidency in 2006 sixteen and one-half years after his defeat by Violeta Chamorro), on March 4, 1983, upon the Polish "pope's" arrival in Managua, Nicaragua:
Moralizing, March 4, 1983
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II was no friend of the Sandinista Revoltion and it is said that reacted impassively to the assassination of the conciliar "archbishop" San Salvador, Oscar Romero, by members of a death squad that had been organized, reports have since documented, by Major Robert D'Aubuisson on March 24, 1980, while the opponent of the new government of Jose Napoleon Duarte was staging the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service as he, Wojtyla/John Paul II, believed that Romero had given a sympathetic ear to the Marxist revolutionaries in El Salvador, who themselves, as noted before, won free elections on March 15, 2009. Impassive or not at the time of Romero's execution, Wojtyla/John Paul II nevertheless declared him to be a "Servant of God" in 1997, and it is certainly the case that Jorge Mario Bergoglio will "canonize" Romero sooner rather later. Perhaps Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman will be "concelebrating" the liturgical service with him when that happens.
Wojtyla/John Paul II strongly criticized the Sandinista regime during his one-day visit to Nicaragua on March 4, 1983, but he did so using conciliarspeak and calling for "dialogue." Moreover, there is one passage from his "homily," which was given in an open air stadium in Managua during which the Sandinistas organized various chants as the conciliar "pope" shouted sternly "Silencio! Silencio! Silencio!", that stands out as just as much as an indictment against him and his false chuch as of the Sandinistas themselves (the Vatican website does not feature an English translation of Wojtyla/John Paul II's remarks):
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, March 4— Pope John Paul II strongly attacked Nicaragua's left-leaning ''People's Church'' today and ordered the faithful to obey their bishops, many of whom are openly critical of the Sandinist Government.
At times almost shouting, the Pope said the idea of an independent church was ''absurd and dangerous,'' and he warned that the unity of Nicaragua's Roman Catholics was being threatened by ''unacceptable ideological commitments.''
Addressing nearly half a million Nicaraguans in an open-air mass here this afternoon, the Pope also indirectly criticized five priests who hold Government posts here, noting that they could be responsible for breaking church unity by ''acting outside or against the will of the bishops.'' Pope Visibly Irritated
In his hourlong homily John Paul was repeatedly interrupted and occasionally drowned out by pro-Sandinists shouting, ''Popular power!'' and ''We want peace!'' The Pope, visibly irritated, several times called out, ''Silence!'' But at one point he replied, ''The first that wants peace is the church.''
In remarks at the airport before the Pope returned to Costa Rica tonight, the coordinator of the Sandinist junta, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, explained that people called for peace because ''our people is martyred and crucified every day, and we demand solidarity with right on our side.''
In his speech welcoming the Pope this morning, Mr. Ortega accused the United States of ''aggressive actions'' against Nicaragua and warned that ''the footsteps of interventionist boots echo threateningly in the White House and Pentagon.'' He added that 17 youths who he said were killed by counterrevolutionaries were buried only Thursday.
'Thanks to God and the Revolution'
Nicaragua's three-member junta and the nine top Sandinist commanders sat solemnly on either side of the large podium where the Pope celebrated mass. Behind him were murals showing the faces of fallen revolutionary leaders, while he looked at a vast billboard that read: ''Welcome to John Paul. Thanks to God and the revolution.''
The Pope's remarks nevertheless appeared to have deepened political divisions within Nicaragua, above all since religious confrontations have increasingly become a proxy for political debate in the last three years.
Significantly, members of the Sandinist militia and other official organizations carrying the red and black colors of the ruling party were given highly visible places at the front of the huge 19th of July Plaza, where the mass was offered. But a large part of the crowd cheered the Pope once they recognized his barely veiled criticism of purported Government efforts to divide the church and limit religious education.
Although the Pope's message was clearly designed for Nicaragua, it was also seen as an important restatement of his position on the political alliance of priests and nuns with leftist and revolutionary movements in other Central American countries. In many Latin American countries church-state relations have been tense in recent years because activist Catholics have taken the lead in denouncing human rights violations and in supporting radical political movements seeking social change.
The Pope's choice of the theme of church unity on the second stop of his Central American tour clearly reflected his particular concern over the sharp political differences that have emerged within Nicaragua's Catholic Church since the 1979 Sandinist revolution.
In his speech the Pope alluded to the People's Church when he warned, ''In effect, the unity of the church is questioned when the powerful factors that constitute and maintain it - faith itself, the revealed word, the sacraments, obedience to the bishops and the Pope, the sense of common vocation and responsibility in the task of Christ on earth - are opposed by earthly considerations, unacceptable ideological commitments and temporal options, including the conception of a church which replaces the true one.''
'Absurd and Dangerous'
Then, citing emphatically his pastoral letter to Nicaragua's bishops last June, he said it was ''absurd and dangerous to imagine that outside - if not to say against - the church built around the bishop there should be another church, conceived only as 'charismatic' and not institutional, 'new' and not traditional, alternative and as it has been called recently, a People's Church.''
He added to loud cheers, almost shouting, ''I want to reaffirm these words before you here today.'' One of the clearest purposes of his sermon today was to give his strong support to the country's bishops, particularly to the Archbishop of Managua, Msgr. Miguel Obando y Bravo, who has been frequently attacked by the Government and followers of the People's Church. A Political Message Too
The Pope's message was at times also clearly political. At the end of his address, for example, barely able to conclude his remarks because of interruptions, he improvised a reference to Nicaragua's Miskito Indians, many of whom have gone into exile in Honduras and have joined what the Government says are counterrevolutiony bands. ''I love the Miskitos because they are human beings,'' he said. Then, in the Miskito language, he added, ''Miskito power.''
Almost immediately sharp criticism of the Pope's speeches was heard on the Government radio, with officials complaining that he had made no reference to the victims of attacks by rightist exile bands here. ''The indignation and spontaneous protests of our people were natural in face of the indifference of the Pope,'' a commentator said.
At the beginning of the day, the Sandinist Government was anxious to demonstrate that Catholicism forms part of the revolution. Receiving the Pope before a carefully selected crowd at the airport this morning, Mr. Ortega said, ''Our experience shows that one can be both a believer and a revolutionary and that no unsalvageable contradiction exists between the two.''
Replying to the Ortega speech, the Pope said he wanted to contribute ''to ending the suffering of innocent people in this part of the world, to ending the bloody conflicts, hate and sterile accusations, leaving room for genuine dialogue.''
He seemed to refer to charges by the country's bishops that the Sandinists were controlling transportation to limit the turnout today when he sent a special message ''to the thousands and thousands of Nicaraguans who have not been able, as they wished, to go to the meeting places.'' Priest in Sandinist Government
When the Pope was being introduced to the Nicaraguan Cabinet, he seemed taken aback to see the Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, a priest who has repeatedly ignored his Bishop's request that he resign as Minister of Culture.
Father Cardenal, who had not been expected to be present at the airport, dropped to his knees before the Pope, who spoke to him and gesticulated with energy before turning away. The Pope's words could not be heard by reporters.
(Father Cardenal, wearing a shirt and slacks instead of clerical garb, knelt to kiss the Pope's ring, The Associated Press reported, but the Pope withheld his hand, shook his finger angrily at him and, a Vatican official said, told him, ''You must straighten out your position with the church.'')
Another priest who is in the Sandinist Government, the Rev. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, the Foreign Minister, is currently in New Delhi attending a meeting of third world countries. Other priests in official positions attended today's mass but were apparently not seen by the Pope. (Wojytla Says Taking Sides in Nicaragua Threatens Unity of the Church.)
Well, Father d'Escoto Brockman had more important things to do than to be present when the man who was purported to be the Vicar of Christ on earth came to visit his country just a little less than four years after the Communist Sandinistas had come to power.
There was, of course, no exhortation for Nicaragua to return to the Social Reign of Christ the King as Karol Wojtyla/John Paul did not believe in such a doctrine. He believed that "dialogue" among the parties in Nicaragua might restore "democracy," which brought Ortega back to power in 2006 after a sixteen year hiatus.
Very tellingly, though, Wojtyla/John Paul II condemned himself and his false church with these very words:
'In effect, the unity of the church is questioned when the powerful factors that constitute and maintain it - faith itself, the revealed word, the sacraments, obedience to the bishops and the Pope, the sense of common vocation and responsibility in the task of Christ on earth - are opposed by earthly considerations, unacceptable ideological commitments and temporal options, including the conception of a church which replaces the true one.''
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has not maintained the integrity of the Holy Faith.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has not maintaed in the same sense of the revealed Word of God.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has destroyed the true Sacraments in favor of bogus rites that have dried the wellsprings of a superabundance of Sanctifying and Actual Grace.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has been manfestly disobedient and defiant to our true popes and true bishops and to the true general councils of Holy Mother Church.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has substituted the true sensus Catholicus with a new sense for a new faith (see A New Sense for a New Faith, part one and A New Sense for a New Faith, part two).
The counterfeit church of conciliarism is completely subordinated to the service of "man" for purely earthly considerations and is founded on a "conception of a church which replaces the true one."
As much as he wanted to "correct" the Sandinistas, something that earned him the contempt of the lay revolutionary Jesuit in Argentina, "Father" Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II wound up enabling them and all other social revolutionaries in the world by propagating a false religion with sacrementally barren liturgical rites that have the power to sanctify no one and that accepts "healthy secularity" and "pluralism" and "religious liberty" as foundations in its Judeo-Masonic "civilization of live."
The rehabilitation of "Father" Miguel d'Escoto Brockman was thus made inevitable by the very false premises that were at the foundation of "Saint John Paul II's" spiritual and temporal convictions. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is merely exploiting those false premises to bestow "full citizenship" on social revolutionaries he admired at the time and who will one day take become admitted to the conciliar pantheon of false idols (see New Inductions Into the Conciliar Pantheon of False Idols, part one and New Inductions into the Conciliar Pantheon of False Idols, part two.)
Today is the Feast of Saint Dominic de Guzman, the great founder of the Order of the Preachers. Saint Dominic was given the Holy Rosary by Our Lady to use as our spiritual weapon in our daily battle with the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil in our own lives and against the heresies that beset Holy Mother Church, specifically, of course, the Albigensian heresy at the time of Saint Dominic de Guzman eighteen years old ago this very year, that is, in the year 1214
Here is an account, provided by Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, of Our Lady giving Saint Dominic her Psalter, her Most Holy Rosary:
Since the Rosary is composed, principally and in substance, of the prayer of Christ and the Angelic Salutation, that is, the Our Father and the Hail Mary, it was without doubt the first prayer and the principal devotion of the faithful and has been in use all through the centuries, from the time of the apostles and disciples down to the present.
It was only in the year 1214, however, that the Church received the Rosary in its present form and according to the method we use today. It was given to the Church by St. Dominic, who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners.
I will tell you the story of how he received it, which is found in the very well-known book De Dignitate Psalterii, by Blessed Alan de la Roche. Saint Dominic, seeing that the gravity of people's sins was hindering the conversion of the Albigensians, withdrew into a forest near Toulouse, where he prayed continuously for three days and three nights. During this time he did nothing but weep and do harsh penances in order to appease the anger of God. He used his discipline so much that his body was lacerated, and finally he fell into a coma.
At this point our Lady appeared to him, accompanied by three angels, and she said, "Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world?" "Oh, my Lady," answered Saint Dominic, "you know far better than I do, because next to your Son Jesus Christ you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation."
Then our Lady replied, "I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon has always been the Angelic Psalter, which is the foundation-stone of the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter."
So he arose, comforted, and burning with zeal for the conversion of the people in that district, he made straight for the cathedral. At once unseen angels rang the bells to gather the people together, and Saint Dominic began to preach.
At the very beginning of his sermon, an appalling storm broke out, the earth shook, the sun was darkened, and there was so much thunder and lightning that all were very much afraid. Even greater was their fear when, looking at a picture of our Lady exposed in a prominent place, they saw her raise her arms to heaven three times to call down God's vengeance upon them if they failed to be converted, to amend their lives, and seek the protection of the holy Mother of God.
God wished, by means of these supernatural phenomena, to spread the new devotion of the holy Rosary and to make it more widely known.
At last, at the prayer of Saint Dominic, the storm came to an end, and he went on preaching. So fervently and compellingly did he explain the importance and value of the Rosary that almost all the people of Toulouse embraced it and renounced their false beliefs. In a very short time a great improvement was seen in the town; people began leading Christian lives and gave up their former bad habits.
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, instructed by the Blessed Virgin as well as by his own experience, Saint Dominic preached the Rosary for the rest of his life. He preached it by his example as well as by his sermons, in cities and in country places, to people of high station and low, before scholars and the uneducated, to Catholics and to heretics.
The Rosary, which he said every day, was his preparation for every sermon and his little tryst with our Lady immediately after preaching.
One day he had to preach at Notre Dame in Paris, and it happened to be the feast of St. John the Evangelist. He was in a little chapel behind the high altar prayerfully preparing his sermon by saying the Rosary, as he always did, when our Lady appeared to him and said: "Dominic, even though what you have planned to say may be very good, I am bringing you a much better sermon."
Saint Dominic took in his hands the book our Lady proffered, read the sermon carefully and, when he had understood it and meditated on it, he gave thanks to her.
When the time came, he went up into the pulpit and, in spite of the feast day, made no mention of Saint John other than to say that he had been found worthy to be the guardian of the Queen of Heaven. The congregation was made up of theologians and other eminent people, who were used to hearing unusual and polished discourses; but Saint Dominic told them that it was not his desire to give them a learned discourse, wise in the eyes of the world, but that he would speak in the simplicity of the Holy Spirit and with his forcefulness.
So he began preaching the Rosary and explained the Hail Mary word by word as he would to a group of children, and used the very simple illustrations which were in the book given him by our Lady.
Blessed Alan, according to Carthagena, mentioned several other occasions when our Lord and our Lady appeared to Saint Dominic to urge him and inspire him to preach the Rosary more and more in order to wipe out sin and convert sinners and heretics. In another passage Carthagena says, "Blessed Alan said our Lady revealed to him that, after she had appeared to Saint Dominic, her blessed Son appeared to him and said, 'Dominic, I rejoice to see that you are not relying on your own wisdom and that, rather than seek the empty praise of men, you are working with great humility for the salvation of souls.
"'But many priests want to preach thunderously against the worst kinds of sin at the very outset, failing to realize that before a sick person is given bitter medicine, he needs to be prepared by being put into the right frame of mind to really benefit by it.
"'That is why, before doing anything else, priests should try to kindle a love of prayer in people's hearts and especially a love of my Angelic Psalter. If only they would all start saying it and would really persevere, God in his mercy could hardly refuse to give them his grace. So I want you to preach my Rosary."' (The History of the Rosary. )
We must use Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary in our own day today to combat the heresies of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and to pray for the conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries, praying for our own daily conversion away sin and disordered self-love and a belief in our own "virtues" that are more imaginary than real, ever desirous of offering all to the throne of the Most Blessed Trinity through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Dominic de Guzman, pray for us.