"A massive political campaign is underway in an effort to achieve religious and political control of crucial American policies and institutions, an effort which the popular press and television have virtually ignored. It was inspired by the Vatican and has been carried out over a period of years under the supervision of the National Council of Catholic Bishops. The bishops have created the impression that they speak for 59 million Catholics, which makes them a formidable political force, able to influence or intimidate presidents and other public officials." – John M. Swomley, Centre for Research on Population and Security, and President of Americans for Religious Liberty
In the United States, the Roman Catholic Church is a $200 billion operation, composed of millions of highly organised workers with an intense sense of mission and a long history of political manipulation. Many of the problems and ills in America's social fabric are the result of Vatican attempts to advance its power, control, influence, wealth or security at the expense of Americans and American institutions.
"In essence," writes Swomley1, "the Vatican and its representatives in the United States are advocating a [Roman Catholic] theocracy, which has been repudiated by Catholics in Europe. Unless liberal Catholics, Jews, Protestants, humanists, and others organize to oppose such theocratic action, what appears simply to be right-wing politics will be even more subversive of democracy."
Lincoln's prophetic warning
At the conclusion of the trial of Mr. Chiniquy, author of the book Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, Abraham Lincoln issued the following prophetic warning about the menace of Romanism to the United States Constitution and American democracy:
As long as God gives me a heart to feel, a brain to think, or a hand to execute my will, I will devote it against that power which has attempted to use the machinery of the courts to destroy the rights and character of an American citizen. But there is a thing which is very certain; it is, that if the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the generality of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them away, tomorrow, from among us, or would shoot them as traitors. […] The history of the last thousand years tells us that wherever the Church of Rome is not a dagger to pierce the bosom of a free nation, she is a stone to her neck, and a ball to her feet, to paralyze her and prevent her advance in the ways of civilization, science, intelligence, happiness, and liberty. […] I do not pretend to be a prophet. But though not a prophet, I see a very dark cloud on our horizon. And that dark cloud is coming from Rome. It is filled with tears of blood. It will rise and increase, till its flanks will be torn by a flash of lightening, followed by a fearful peal of thunder. Then a cyclone such as the world has never seen will pass over this country, spreading ruin and desolation from north to south. After it is over, there will be long days of peace and prosperity; for popery, with its Jesuits and merciless Inquisition, will have been forever swept away from our country. Neither I nor you, but our children, will see those things.2
The Church of Rome, her wiles thus exposed, was swift to instigate Lincoln's assassination. Plans for his murder were made in the home of Mrs. Surratt, a Roman Catholic. Booth, the murderer, was a Roman Catholic. Mr. Lloyd, who had the gun that Booth pretended he needed for "protection", was a Roman Catholic. Dr. Mudd, who set Booth’s fractured leg, was a Roman Catholic. Garrett, in whose barn Booth tried to hide, was a Roman Catholic. It is now firmly established as historical fact that the death of Lincoln was announced by Roman Catholics several hours before it occurred at St. Joseph, Minnesota, forty miles from a railroad and eighty miles from the nearest telegraph station. On his arrest Booth said: "I can never repent. God made me the instrument of his punishment." Prominent government officials said they had not the least doubt but that the Jesuits were at the bottom of the great iniquity. Mr. Chiniquy, Colonel Edwin A. Sherman and General Harris, friends of Lincoln, investigated the matter and unequivocally affirmed that Rome was the perpetrator of his assassination.
Why Rome hates America
Lincoln understood well the threat of Romanism to American democracy. Jeremiah Crowley, in his famous book Romanism. A Menace to the Nation, provides a concise summary of why the Vatican hates America and everything for which the United States Constitution stands:
The Declaration of American Independence asserts human equality: Rome denies it. The Constitution of the United States proclaims the sovereignty of the people; it prohibits any union of Church and State; and it guarantees freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Rome repudiates the sovereignty of the people; she demands the union of Church and State, and proclaims herself to be the Church to the exclusion of all others; and she condemns freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The non-sectarian public school has become an American institution, and is championed by the vast majority of the American people. […] Rome condemns the non-sectarian school and asserts that the control of the education of the nation's youth belongs solely to her. The United States Constitution has been regarded by the fathers and builders of American institutions as a priceless document, and not only a blessing to Americans but a boon to mankind: Rome condemns liberties which the Constitution of the United States guarantees. Does the parochial school teach these Americanisms or Vaticanisms? If it teaches these Americanisms it is false to Rome; if it teaches these Vaticanisms it is false to America.3
It must be remembered that Roman Catholicism was the sole church that succeeded in resisting the democratic changes enshrined in the American Declaration of Independence. Romanism in the United States continued after 1776 without change as a completely authoritarian institution. It based its claim on the Encyclicals Urbi Arcano of Pius XI that Papal sovereignty "must not, nor must it ever appear to be, subject to any human authority or laws whatsoever" and that the Church "must demand as her right, a right which she cannot renounce, full liberty and independence from the civil power".4 Leo XIII also made it very clear that the duty of Roman Catholics is not only to disobey legitimate civil authority, but also to resist by violent means. In his Encyclical Sapientiae Christianae he proclaims that if the laws of the State are at variance with the "divine law" [!], "to resist becomes a positive duty; to obey, a crime".5
Rome's goal – the destruction of Protestant America
In the early twentieth century, the 'Very Reverend' Francis C. Kelly, President of the Roman Catholic Church Extension Society of America, issued the following policy statement:
Without a doubt, if American Protestantism were blotted off the religious map of the world, the work of the so-called Reformers […], within fifty years, might well be called dead. […] From a strategic point of view, America […] is our best missionary field. […] We who hope for a Catholic America have as yet come only to the end of the desert.6
About the same time, The Western Watchman – whose Editor-in-Chief, 'Rev.' David S. Phelan, was called by Cardinal Satolli "the dean and senior of the Roman Catholic journalists of the United States" – launched a vile attack on the Protestant institutions of America and concluded his tirade with the following 'ecumenical' statement of fiendish hatred against American Protestantism:
Protestantism – We would draw and quarter it. We would impale it and hang it up for crows' meat. We would tear it with pincers, and fire it with hot irons. We would fill it with molten lead, and sink it in a hundred fathoms of hell-fire.7
Opus Dei and the McGovern Presidential Campaign
Few Americans, even American Roman Catholics, have any idea of the extent to which the Church of Rome is still working to impose its religious dogma on all Americans through law-making, judicial decision-making and the administration of government.
During the Presidential Campaign of 1972, for example, George Stanley McGovern, a U.S. senator from South Dakota (1963-1981) who opposed the opposed the Vietnam War, was defeated as the 1972 Democratic candidate for President. Closely associated with that campaign was the Papal organisation Opus Dei. Although its membership in the United States is estimated at only about 3,000, its "co-operators" have included such influential personages as Sargent Shriver, who was McGovern's running mate in the 1972 presidential election, and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Opus Dei (Latin for "Work of God") is ostensibly dedicated to carrying out the apostolate of conquering new souls to the cause of Roman Catholicism, but a secret series of scandals confirmed suspicions that the institution has hidden goals that are less spiritual. In Spain, an eminent member of Opus Dei, Josemaria Ruiz Mateos, precipitated the bankruptcy of the holding company La Rumasa by donating tens of millions of dollars to the organisation. In Italy, Opus Dei perpetrated the fraud and bankruptcy scandal of Roberto Calvi, the late president of Banco Ambrosiano. Calvi's widow, Clara, said he was expecting to conclude a large deal with Opus Dei just before his body was found hanging under Blackfriar's Bridge in London.
Opus Dei is an ultra-secret society with clandestine political ambitions. In the United States, where church-state relations are currently being re-examined, the activities of Opus Dei pose a most serious threat to the Constitution and democracy. While many religious organisations lobby openly through licensed organisations, Opus Dei seeks to influence policy-making clandestinely under a vow never to divulge its membership. One of its leading priests, Gianni Baget Bozzo, has arrogantly proclaimed:
Opus Dei is in a position […] to substitute the political party as administrator of (political) carriers in a society in which the Catholic world possesses a potential of power and does not have the organs capable of transforming this power into action, this space into structure.
The perils for a country which has been the bulwark of democracy are self-evident. In view of the fact that the Roman Catholic Church has never renounced its claim to temporal authority, the presence of Opus Dei in the United States as an underground political, economic and educational power must be viewed with extreme seriousness. True to her pattern of historical cunning, the Church of Rome always pretends to be the champion of democracy while plotting to destroy the very liberties which allow her to exist. On gaining power, she then denies them to her opponents in the name of her own fascist religious principles.
The Papal underground and the Gore campaign
Al Gore is, nominally, a Southern Baptist; but like the 'White House Defiler' Clinton, who defected not only from his draft but also from his Baptist heritage and took the Romanist mass in South Africa, Gore is another of those non-Roman-Catholics working in national, state and local governments who actively promote the aims of the Vatican. Many of these Vatican-facilitators have played havoc with American policy-making and its implementation – both Clinton and Gore to the incredible extent of criticising the ruling of the United States Supreme Court on the Presidential Election result, so that an outgoing American President and an aspiring American President were actually attacking a fundamental facet of the United States Constitution!8
Mr. Gore's catch-phrase "When votes are cast, we count them" is couched in the typical language of Jesuitical equivocation and hypocrisy. Those who are aware of the facts know that the votes which Mr. Gore wanted to manipulate to stage his coup d'état were counted four times, and that he lost every time! They also know that the Democrats waged a campaign to throw out 1,420 or one-third of the overseas absentee ballots from military personnel which were not counted, many because they did not bear postmarks. Mail from Navy ships and Army field positions do no bear postmarks. All of these military soldiers and sailors were denied their vote because of so-called 'Democrat' double standards.
There is no doubt that the failed Gore campaign was but another manoeuvre by the Papal underground to divide the American people and undermine the American Constitution. The writer of "Things are seldom what they seem"9 did well to warn:
Who stands to gain from the disuniting of America? Who is threatened by a united, organised, committed America? Who stands to gain from social disorganisation in America? Who has the sophistication, resources, organization and motivation to set about disuniting America?
His answer, significantly, was:
[…] the Vatican, [that] sophisticated political institution [which] recognizes that America's bonds of national cohesion are fragile and that factionalism can tear our country apart. […] The bishops have made progress in transforming the United States into a more segregated society. They have succeeded in their efforts to impose ethnocentric, Afrocentric, and bilingual curricula on public schools, designed to hold minority children out of American society and have remarkably advanced the fragmentation of American life. […] It is hard to deny that the Vatican has a vested interest in ethnic identification and has repudiated the ideal of assimilation, an American institution.
The Vatican already stepped up its vilification crusade against George W. Bush after he publicly declared in 1994 that one doctrine of which he is certain is that "heaven is open only to those who accept Jesus Christ".10 During the Presidential campaign Bush attracted Romanist hatred by mentioning the Bible several times. The magazine Christianity Today warned that Gore's advisers wanted him to attack Bush's self-identification as a born-again Christian, but that Gore considered it would be counter-productive to do so directly.11 It would have exposed the sham of Gore's self-professed Baptism and drawn attention to the non-Christian beliefs with which his best-selling book, Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (1993) is riddled, including the following blasphemous statement praising pantheistic earth-worship: "It seems obvious that a better understanding of a religious heritage preceding our own [i.e. Christianity] by so many thousands of years could offer new insights".12
At the same time, there had been warnings that the Vatican was even engaged in a takeover attempt against the Republican Party and that this was all but an accomplished fact.13
Other organisations in the Papal plot
The United States Catholic Conference
In 1990 Robert Maddox, the Executive Director of the organisation "Americans United for Separation of Church and State", warned of just how powerful the Roman Catholic lobbying effort really is, saying that the so-called "United States Catholic Conference" enjoys "an unprecedented veto power over all social legislation". This organisation, together with the "National Conference of Catholic Bishops", poses the most serious threat of all; they both operate from their lavish office building symbolically situated near the Capitol in Washington.
The 'Free Congress Foundation' and the 'Center for Catholic Policy'
The American Roman Catholic extremist Paul Weyrich, Head of the "Center for Catholic Policy" within his "Free Congress Foundation", is also a major threat to American democracy. He also leads the "Siena Group", a coalition of forty Roman Catholic public policy organisations which has proved to be one of the most effective religious forces in practical politics.
The 'Pastoral Plan'
To these subversive organisations must be added the Vatican's "Pastoral Plan", which has already had far-reaching effects on American political institutions, including the executive, legislative and judicial branches, all of which were specifically identified as targets in the plan. Their aims are wittingly or unwittingly facilitated by the propaganda of a press which the writer of "Things are seldom what they seem" described thus:
The Protestant press which held the Vatican imposition of the Papal agenda in check in this country for 175 years has been neutralized. This arrangement has permitted the Vatican to influence American policy-making to a greater degree than would have been possible otherwise. All of our lives have been significantly affected.
Americans need to be aroused from their political slumber to recognise that Romanist Bishops and priests, who are duty-bound to place the interests of the Papacy above all else, cannot claim they are American patriots. They represent a foreign power which today, as in the days of Abraham Lincoln, is a deadly enemy of the United States.
Understanding the failed coup in context of world events
The Gore plot also needs to be understood in the international context of what is happening in Europe.
For years we have been warning about the hidden agenda behind the European Union, and we have been consistently right. We have been exposing its economic veneer as a cover for establishing a Roman Catholic superstate with its own political, judicial and financial institutions. The latest of these became a reality in November, 2000, with the creation of a so-called European Rapid Reaction Force. This designation is merely a ephemism for a European Army, the purpose of which, despite what Mr. Blair tells us, will be initially to rival, then to undermine, and finally to destroy NATO.
As the world clearly saw, NATO was already hijacked and its Charter of non-intervention and non-aggression already violated by its European Union members in 1999, aided by sympathising politicians and military players in Britain and America, in order to break up Yugoslavia and bring the Balkans into the orbit of the Papal vision for Europe. Blair and Clinton became major collaborators in this act of treachery against Western democracy. They committed the United Kingdom and the United States to do the Vatican's dirty work against Serbia.
The picture now becomes clear. Since the cornerstone of NATO is the United States, the Papal underground has suddenly shifted its theatre of war to America and is mounting an overt attack on the institutions of that great country. Make no mistake about it: the Presidential electoral farce in the United States was carefully pre-planned, and intentionally engineered, to divide the American people, impugn American democracy, undermine American institutions and mount an attack against the American Constitution. Noticeably, its aim was to weaken America's influence in the world at a time when Europe is beset with problems of cohesiveness and is in danger of losing its impetus towards its ultimate goal of world power through the instrument of a Roman Catholic superstate.
Wake up, America!
The plot against America has backfired; but the Vatican and its minions will stop at nothing to destroy the United States Constitution. President Grant predicted that it would prompt civil war in the U.S. in order to undermine America's capacity to confront the overpopulation problem and promote disintegration of the American social fabric to save the Papacy which cannot thrive in a democracy. President Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote in his treatise On why Judges should not Legislate: ''The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please."
The manipulation of the latest Presidential electoral campaign by the Vatican underground came within a hair's breadth of achieving Rome's goals described in the warnings of those two great former Presidents – causing civil unrest in America and letting judges install Al Gore as President in violation of the United States Constitution. The plan, by God's grace, backfired; but the Vatican will try again.
America is today the greatest bulwark of democracy confronting the bunker of Romanist theocracy; but many Americans have been tricked into adopting a positive image of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. In his work The Corporate Status of the Catholic Church in America, L.H. Lehmann issued the following dire warning that there would be no relaxation of the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States till it obtains its "ideal arrangement to which Catholic theology can alone give unqualified assent":
If ever that time comes, then not only will Roman Catholicism […] be recognized as existing by direct ordinance and superior in power to the State, but control of its dependent, "minor" institutions in the field of education, marriage, economics, law and all social matters, will be exclusive and supreme. The Constitution of the United States of America, as we know it today, will then have ceased to exist.
1 The Humanist, January/February, 1999.
2 These facts are amply documented in Chiniquy's book Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, The Wickliffe Press, London, 1885. Note in paricular Lincoln's remarks (p. 388) on the role of popery in the American Civil War: "This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to Popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and North, on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor any one of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promise of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholics, even the arms of France, were at their disposal if they would attack us."
3 Jeremiah Crowley: Romanism. A Menace to the Nation, Aurora, Missouri, no date.
4 James H. Ryan; The Encyclicals of Pius IX, Imprimatur of the [Roman Catholic] Archbishop of St. Louis, p. 153.
5 Pii X Pontificis Maximi Acta, III, Vatican Polyglott Press, Rome, 1908.
6 Crowley: op.cit., p. 166f.
7 Ibid., p. 169.
8 Clinton has now escaped prosecution in the Lewinski scandal by admitting that he lied to the American people.
9 For the full text see: www.population-security.org.
10 The Houston Post, October 2, 1994.
11 Robert Novak in Christianity Today, March, 2000.
12 Al Gore: Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, 1993, p. 261.
13 Jack Nelson in a Los Angeles Times wire service story, July 28, 1994.