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                        June  17, 2013


Defending Their Boy Saul, Alinsky, That Is

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The vipers nest that has long been and continues to be the hierarchy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, shaped as it was by the appointments made by the late Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick from June 21, 1963, to August 8, 1976, continues to make its influence felt even as some of its more aged revolutionaries come ever closer to the moment of their Particular Judgments.

One of their numbers, "Bishop" Joseph Sullivan, who was named by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II an auxiliary "bishop" of the Diocese of Brooklyn on Monday, November 24, 1980, actually met that faithful moment of his Particular Judgment on June 7, 2013. "Bishop" Sullivan, who was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 2, 1956, did not go gently into that good night. No, "Bishop" Joseph Michael Sullivan, whose pathetic career included serving as an adviser and confessor to the likes of the pro-abortion Catholics named Mario Matthew Cuomo and and Geraldine Ann Ferraro-Zaccaro, made sure that he was one of the signatories on a document issued by a supposedly "Catholic" group designed to blunt criticism of the corrupt "Catholic Campaign for Human Development's" funding of various Saul Alinsky-type organizations that support the chemical and surgical execution of innocent pre-born children and the agenda of the lavender collective.

A twenty-eight page manifesto, Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission, in behalf of the statism that has long been favored by the disciples of the late Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, who was closely allied with Saul Alinsky and his "community organizing" efforts, within the ranks of what is now called the "United States Conference of Catholic Bishops" (formerly the "National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference"), was frankly unapologetic in its support of Alinsky, whose backers included the late Bishop of Rochester, New York, Fulton J. Sheen (see Alinsky's Sheen):


Not all of CCHD defunding involves guilt by association. In some cases, there is also a deeper hostility toward the principles of community organizing despite the church’s long history of shaping and supporting this movement.

An hour north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a gateway city to California’s famed wine country. Wealthy residents live in close physical proximity to but a cultural world away from the working poor in service-economy jobs and immigrant laborers toiling on farms.

Susan Shaw of the North Bay Organizing Project, a Gamaliel affiliate, is trying to harness the power of low-income residents who are excluded from Sonoma County’s prosperity and privilege. Supported by $65,000 in CCHD grants from 2010-2012, the North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is a multi-racial, multi-faith organizing network that has advocated for immigrant rights, equal representation in city government, neighborhood development and transportation policies that do not exclude low-income residents.

“We’re inspired by Catholic social teaching that the poor should have a seat at the table and a say in public policy decisions,” said Shaw.

Shaw was looking forward to a long and productive relationship with the anti-poverty Campaign. This hope quickly fizzled. In the summer of 2011, Bishop Robert Vasa was appointed to the diocese of Santa Rosa. The funding relationship with CCHD came to a halt.

Shaw and her colleagues were stunned. She left feeling even more perplexed after a cordial meeting with the new bishop. Shaw was told the bishop did not believe in “Alinsky-style organizing.”

In the 1930s, Saul Alinsky began organizing in “Back of the Yards,” a working-class and largely Catholic neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side made famous by Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle — a harrowing depiction of inhumane conditions immigrant workers faced in the yard’s meatpacking plants. Alinsky had the support of the city’s auxiliary Catholic bishop, Bernard J. Sheil, who helped Alinsky start what would become the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) — a network of community organizers led by the working poor that is still thriving today.

Msgr. John Egan of Chicago, who became a towering figure in Catholic social history and marched with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., also worked with Alinsky in the 1960s and helped developed a cadre of priests trained in community organizing.

Catholic priests and lay leaders have played a prominent role in IAF since its founding in 1940. Today it is one of the nation’s largest networks of faith and community-based organizations

When Bishop Vasa invoked Alinsky in their conversation about the North Bay Organizing Project, Shaw told the bishop that Catholic churches with large Latino populations were already active in her organization’s advocacy to stop anti-immigrant crackdowns in the city. The diocese, she urged, could play a powerful role as a moral catalyst on a range of justice issues supported by the North Bay Organizing Project. “He was very warm and cordial, but I felt discouraged and sad to see him not doing more to stand up for helping poor people build power,” Shaw said. “He said that the best thing the poor could do for their community was to pray.”

The North Bay Organizing Project is now working to fill a major hole left by the loss of CCHD funding. “We’re scrambling for money now,” Shaw acknowledged.

“I choose not to discuss this,” Bishop Vasa wrote in an e-mail to the author of this report seeking comment about why the North Bay Organizing Project was not renewed for CCHD funding, saying only that it is “reviewed annually." (False Faith in Public Life.)

The old-guard allies and disciples of the late Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, a true bishop, by the way, do not like the fact that some of the younger "bishops" in the conciliar structures, such as "Bishop" Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, California, do not share their own enthusiasm for Saul Alinsky-related organizations. The old guard "bishops" who signed Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission, want to make sure that their own nefarious voices are heard as they know that they have an ally in Rome now with a fellow supporter of statist programs to supposedly aid the poor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, is an fellow-traveler of theirs.

Indeed, Bergoglio/Francis, recently told that group of men and women religious from Latin America that they are to ignore any directives that come from the counterfeit church of conciliarism's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that might impede their work in behalf of the socialist brand of "social justice" that is near and dear to his own revolutionary heart:


They will make mistakes, they will make a blunder [meter la pata], this will pass! Perhaps even a letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine (of the Faith) will arrive for you, telling you that you said such or such thing... But do not worry. Explain whatever you have to explain, but move forward... Open the doors, do something there where life calls for it. I would rather have a Church that makes mistakes for doing something than one that gets sick for being closed up... (Bergoglio to Latin American Religious: Full text Update: Religious confirm they were the source.)

The ten revolutionaries who signed Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission have opened the doors very wide to organizations that impede the common temporal good by virtue of their support for moral evils. Others have noted in the past that there is usually a connection between those who participate in and/or support moral evils while promoting statist programs that are alleged to assist the poor as doing so proves to the "world" that one can "do good" without adhering to the "strictures" of a supposedly bygone era.

To wit, the aforementioned "Bishop" Joseph Sullivan, whose bald head turned beat red on Saturday, May 7, 1983, the Feast of Saint Stanislaus, when I gave a presentation as a last-minute substitute speaker at his first annual Brooklyn Catholic Charities Congress that berated his agenda for the day that omitted any reference to the injustice done to the innocent preborn. That kind of comment was not on his agenda then or ever. No, "Bishop" Sullivan worked for the "gay-friendly" revolutionary named Bishop Francis Mugavero, who was the conciliar bishop of Brooklyn, from September 12, 1968, to February 20, 1990, who was "gay friendly" in his own twisted right.

Another signatory was "Bishop" Sylvester Ryan, the retired conciliar "bishop" of the Diocese of Monterey, California. A crony and protege of none other than Roger "Cardinal" Mahony, the conciliar "archbishop" of Los Angeles, California, from September 5, 1985, to March 1, 2011, Sylvester Ryan enabled the pro-abortion, pro-perversity United States Representative Leon Panetta, who retired as United States Secretary of Defense earlier this year while receiving warm praise from Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (see Forty Years Of Emboldening, Appeasing And Enabling Killers).

Sylvester Ryan permitted Leon Edward Panetta to remain in "good standing" in the Diocese of Monterey despite his support for the daily slaughter of the preborn under cover of the civil law by chemical and surgical means and for perversity in the armed forces of the United States of America. Panetta was even appointed  in 2002 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to serve on the advisory board to review the handling of clerical abuse cases. Panetta's support for baby-killing under cover of the civil law meant nothing, and he puts in a pretty good piece of coin at the Basilica of Saint Charles Borromeo in Carmel, California, where he is a parishioner (and where the body of Father Junipero Serra is buried in the sanctuary). 

What is even worse is that Sylvester Ryan had appointed an actual baby-killer, Dr. Marc Tunzi, to his diocesan clerical abuse advisory panel (see Stonewalling From Yet Another Bishop Ryan, which was written in 2004), and was a strong supporter of the lavender agenda. It is no surprise to see his name on the list of signatories of the "Faith Public Life" defense of funding of pro-abortion, pro-perversity organizations by the so-called "Catholic Campaign for Human Development," whose long ties to Saul Alinsky and his organizations has been documented extensively by Catholic researcher Mrs. Stephanie Block (see Catholic Citizens).

Also listed as signatories were the likes of a retired auxiliary "bishop" of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, Peter Rosazza, who is an economic collectivist who has never uttered a word against the bevy of pro-abortion Catholic politicians in the State of Connecticut, William Skylstad, the retired conciliar "bishop" of Spokane, Washington, a man whose memory about clerical abuse was a bit "foggy" at times (see The Skylstad Event and Bishop Is Accused of Abuse, and the retired conciliar "archbishop" of Galveston-Houston, Texas, Joseph Fiorenza, about whom a few moments need to be spent.

Joseph Fiorenza is a complete creature of the late Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, the notorious conciliar "bishop" of Cincinnati, Ohio, from December 19, 1982, to the time of his appointment by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II as the conciliar "archbishop" of Chicago, Illinois, on July 8, 1982. As such, you see, Joseph Fiorenza was and remains an unapologetic supporter of the same kind of false ecumenism and lavender-friendly policies as was his late mentor (for an example of this, please see a 2003 article of mine, No to Father Zigrang, Yes to Eric Law) and of Bernardin's own "consistent ethic of life," known more popularly as the "seamless garment," which contended that to be "pro-life" one must oppose the death penalty as well as abortion and support government policies that are said to assist the poor and weak and those belonging to groups whose members have been subjected in the past to various injustices, whether real or imagined.

Here is just a brief excerpt from the drivel that Bernardin served up at Fordham University, the first Catholic university in this country to go "secular" by divesting itself of its official connection with the Catholic Church in order to be governed by an independent board of trustees, on December 6, 1983, in his address that was designed to make the likes of Mario Matthew Cuomo, then serving as the Catholic pro-abortion Governor of the State of New York, more acceptable in the minds of "pro-life" Catholic voters in the event that Cuomo sought the Democrat Party presidential nomination in 1984 to run against the man who was hated by many of the Paul The Sick appointees in the American conciliar hierarchy, Ronald Wilson Reagan:

The substance of a Catholic position on a consistent ethic of life is rooted in a religious vision. But the citizenry of the United States is radically pluralistic in moral and religious conviction. So we face the challenge of stating our case, which is shaped in terms of our faith and our religious convictions, in non-religious terms which others of different faith convictions might find morally persuasive. . . . As we seek to shape and share the vision of a consistent ethic of life, I suggest a style governed by the following rule: We should maintain and clearly communicate our religious convictions but also maintain our civil courtesy. We should be vigorous in stating a case and attentive in hearing another's case; we should test everyone's logic but not question his or her motives. ("A Consistent Ethic of Life: An American-Catholic Dialogue".).


To what must a Catholic listen on the issue of the taking of innocent human life? Those who support the chemical and/or surgical taking of innocent human life in the womb do not have a "case." They have lies. Such people, if they are non-Catholics, must be converted to the Catholic Faith. Those who are Catholics must be told that they excommunicate themselves from the Church's maternal bosom by supporting willful murder, one the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

The Bernardin approach to "life issues" contrasts, of course, very sharply with that of the true popes of the Catholic Church, who taught clearly and unequivocally that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. We do not speak in "non-religious" terms. We make proper Catholic distinctions when speaking about moral issues, remembering always to speak as Catholics at all times without ever dissenting from anything contained within the Deposit of Faith at any time for any reason, something that Pope Leo XIII made clear Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:

The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)


Joseph Fiorenza does not believe this, which is why it is very telling that he was quoted in Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission as follows:

At a time when poverty is growing and people are hurting we should not withdraw from our commitment to helping the poor. Catholic identity is far broader than opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Catholic identity is a commitment to living the Gospel as Jesus proclaimed it, and this must include a commitment to those in poverty. (False Faith in Public Life.)


This is straight from the files of Joseph Louis Bernardin as it links opposition to sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance with statist programs that have arisen because of the proliferation of sin in a world shaped by the Protestant Revolution and the rise of Judeo-Masonry and that wind up enslaving the poor to the interests of government apparatchiks and their social engineering schemes while at the same time "leveling the playing field" by making many more people poor as a result of confiscatory taxation and profligate government spending.

Poverty has risen for many reasons, starting with the role played by the undermining of the family as a result of divorce, contraception, abortion, pornography, licentiousness, indecency of speech and immodesty of dress, the open promotion in television, motion pictures, theater productions, magazines, internet sites, and, of course, the aggressive assaults made by the homosexual collective against the very identify of the family. There is nothing in the Gospel of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that can be used as a foundation to support collectivist government programs that are said to assist the poor, no less doing so while funding the promotion of sin under cover of the civil law.

Lost on the likes of Joseph Fiorenza and the other signatories of Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission is the simple fact that social problems are worse today because sin, the very thing that caused Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in HIs Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death, is promoted under cover of the law and in every part of what passes for popular culture and because of the sacramental barrenness of the conciliar liturgical rites that have deprived the world of a superabundance of Sanctifying and Actual Graces.

Lost on the likes of Joseph Fiorenza and the other signatures of Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission is the simple fact that it is impossible to pursue the common temporal good while promoting that which is opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity:

The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)


Lost on the likes of Joseph Fiorenza and the other signatures of Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission is the simple fact that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order:

Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)


Joseph Fiorenza did, however, make something of a valid point when he said that "Catholic identity is far broader than opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage," although it did a point that he intended to make as he meant to say that one can support social evils while still "doing good" to promote "social justice for the poor."

Fiorenza's observation, however, does have merit in that many "conservative" and traditionally-minded Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in the false belief that they represent the Catholic Church believe that all a "bishop" has to do to show his alleged "orthodoxy" is to oppose abortion and perversity, forgetting that one cannot oppose moral evils successfully while participating in and promoting the doctrinal and liturgical evils that help moral evils to spread more rapidly.

Yes, the devil has raised up false opposites of "ultra-progressives" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, such as those who signed Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission, to make alleged "conservatives" or "moderates" seem heroic by way of comparison even though both accept the fundamental revolutionary premises of conciliarism (the new ecclesiology, false ecumenism, religious liberty, separation of Church and State, inter-religious "prayer" services, attacks on the nature of dogmatic truth, a liturgy that is abhorrent in the sight of true God, the Most Most Blessed Trinity).

To applaud a conciliar "bishop," for example, for going to a local abortuary once a month to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary while he offends God in a horrific liturgical rite every day and promotes false doctrines and helps to further undermine the innocence and purity of the young by  means of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments is laughable. Those who offend God in these ways cannot help to restore the foundation of a a just social order as it is only Catholicism that can provide such a foundation, something that the conciliar "bishops," steeped in the errors of Judeo-Masonry, completely reject as the concept is entirely foreign to their poisoned minds. Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission is just more proof of this truth.

What will happen to the signatories of Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission?


Remember, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis told those alleged religious men and women from Latin America not to worry about their vision of what they think of the Catholic Church:

They will make mistakes, they will make a blunder [meter la pata], this will pass! Perhaps even a letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine (of the Faith) will arrive for you, telling you that you said such or such thing... But do not worry. Explain whatever you have to explain, but move forward... Open the doors, do something there where life calls for it. I would rather have a Church that makes mistakes for doing something than one that gets sick for being closed up... (Bergoglio to Latin American Religious: Full text Update: Religious confirm they were the source. You can be assured that a fuller commentary on this passage will follow in a day or so.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's false church is open to everyone except the "restorationists" of the big, bad "no church" of yesteryear that is a thing of the past in his mind.

Alas, there is never any change in the teaching or pastoral praxis of the Catholic Church.

Who says? Holy Mother Church herself, who teaches us that there is never any shadow of change in her teaching:

These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be anathematized. (Sixth Ecumenical: Constantinople III).

They [the Modernists] exercise all their ingenuity in an effort to weaken the force and falsify the character of tradition, so as to rob it of all its weight and authority. But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those "who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind...or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church"; nor that of the declaration of the fourth Council of Constantinople: "We therefore profess to preserve and guard the rules bequeathed to the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, by the Holy and most illustrious Apostles, by the orthodox Councils, both general and local, and by everyone of those divine interpreters, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church." Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: "I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church.'' (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)


The Venerable Anne Katherine Emmerich had a vision 188 years ago, September 12, 1820, of a "strange new church" that was to be built, the strange new church of which Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is the head and "Archbishop" Paul Cremona is a willing lackey and apologist:

I saw a strange church being built against every rule. . . No angels were supervising the building operations. In that church, nothing came from high above. . . There was only division and chaos. It is probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same kind. . .

I saw again the strange big church that was being built there (in Rome). There was nothing holy in it. I saw this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed angels, saints and other Christians. But then (in the strange big change) all the work was being done mechanically (i.e. according to set rules and formulae). Everything was being done according to human reason. . .

I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed to be very successful. I did not see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people armed with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: "Do build it as solid as you can; we will put it to the ground" . . . . (as found in Yves Dupont, Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement, TAN Books and Publishers, 1970, p. 61)


May each of us, relying upon Our Lady's maternal love and intercessory power, offering all of our prayers and sacrifices and penances and mortifications and humiliations to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.

The Lenten season we are now observing will come to an end. The Lenten period of prayer and suffering represented by our lives will come to an end. May Our Lady and her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, help us to end this Lent and the one of our lives by lifting high the Cross of Christ the King with love and joy at every moment of our Catholic lives.

Our Lady of Fatima, 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.

See also: A Litany of Saints




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