Editor’s Note: On February 4, 2019, Pope Francis signed a joint statement with Ahmad el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar Mosque, in which it was agreed that “pluralism and diversity of religions” are “willed by God”: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives.” - The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.” While we are in no position to speak to Bishop Schneider's motivation in writing and sending us this excellent article, we are nevertheless most grateful to post what, in the wake of recent events, amounts to an urgent clarification of the constant teaching of the Church. In these difficult days of confusion, we remain ever grateful to His Excellency for his pastoral guidance. MJM
The Truth of the filial adoption in Christ, which is intrinsically supernatural, constitutes the synthesis of the entire Divine Revelation. Being adopted by God as sons is always a gratuitous gift of grace, the most sublime gift of God to mankind. One obtains it, however, only through a personal faith in Christ and through the reception of baptism, as the Lord himself taught: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.” (John 3: 5-7).
In July of 1965, John D. Rockefeller III—then-patriarch of one of the mightiest and most influential American families—met privately with Pope Paul VI, the pontiff who was at that time continuing the “auto-demolition of the faith” inaugurated by John XXIII, the “smiling pope,” at the Second Vatican Council.
The meeting between Paul VI and the WASP patriarch had been arranged by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, a close collaborator of the Rockefeller Family, who had begun the process of plotting the severing of Catholic higher education from ecclesial control by placing it in the hands of non-Catholic benefactors and foundations.
During the course of the meeting, the Rockefeller scion urged Paul VI to embrace the Rockefeller’s program of population control in order to defuse the “Baby Boom” that had erupted across the West at the end of the Second World War.
Unnerved by the pope who seemed unimpressed with the upstart WASP, Rockefeller sent Paul VI a letter the very next day, informing him that "History is moving along, and you are on the wrong side of History."
Despite the personal and professional failings of Paul VI, John D. Rockefeller was not able to get the pope to endorse the birth-control project.
Unable to change the mind of Rome, the Rockefellers and other globalist elites seized hold of Catholic education with the 1967 Land O’ Lakes Conference and began to subvert Catholic teaching via theologians, priests, and nuns at the grassroots level, who, like termites, were eating away at the roots of the Church’s moral teaching.
The encouragement of birth control by the Rockefellers and others ultimately proved to be successful, as these days the majority of Catholics use birth control and believe it to be morally licit.
While this story has been oft repeated, there is another that needs to be told, and that is the promotion of homosexuality in the Catholic Church by similarly powerful interests.
One of the more vocal advocates of change in the Church’s moral teaching was the notorious Fr. Charles Curran, who’d been instrumental in promoting birth control among Catholics.
Immediately after convincing Catholics to adopt the pill, Fr. Charles Curran & Co went to work on the incremental normalization of sodomy.
In an interview with the Washington Post, after his 1986 dismissal from the Catholic University of America, Fr. Curran stated:
I believe human sexuality has a meaning in terms of the person and personal relationship to another person. I talk about the irreversible homosexual, and I don't think you can say that this person should be called to celibacy. Homosexual relations within the context of personal relationships striving for permanency can be legitimate and acceptable for homosexuals.
Pushed out of CUA, Charles Curran would eventually retreat to Southern Methodist University, which, as luck would have it, received support from agents of the Rockefeller Family.
In “From High on a Hill Top”: A Brief History of SMU, author Marshall Terry explains that one of the key figures who helped to bring Southern Methodist University to Dallas was the Rev. Dr. Wallace Buttrick “executive secretary of the General Education Board of New York, organized by John D. Rockefeller to aid southern as well as other education,” a man who, as his bio on the Rockefeller Foundation website states, would go on to serve the Rockefeller Family in a variety of endeavors.
Fr. Charles Curran was well rewarded for his service to the cause, finding a home at a full-funded liberal Protestant school. With apparent Rockefeller connections at its foundation, SMU is currently financed with help from major players like the Raytheon Company (long known for its advocacy of LGBT causes), and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, which also donates to prochoice groups such as the International Women’s Health Coalition while helping to fund LGBT education programs.
While they could not directly influence the papacy (until quite recently), the big foundations in America helped to prop up dissident theologians at Catholic and non-Catholic universities alike, who were eager to receive endowments in exchange for subversion of Christian teaching.
Fr. Curran, however, is old news.
Is there big-foundation money going into pushing population control and the LGBT movement among the current luminaries of the Catholic left or “LeftCats,” as they are called?
Over the past several years, many dissident Catholic thinkers have been featured on the pages of Foreign Affairs, the premier publication of the Council of Foreign Relations, itself a major Rockefeller thinktank.
On October 11, 2018, liberal Catholic professor Massimo Faggioli published a piece in Foreign Affairs titled, “The Catholic Church’s Biggest Crisis since the Reformation” in which the Vanderbilt theologian tries to detach the clerical sex abuse crisis from homosexuality and implicitly argues for decentralizing the papacy to create a “structure similar to the Eastern Orthodox Churches…”
It is a bit strange that the Council on Foreign Relations is so eager to reduce the power of the papacy, but Massimo Faggioli is exactly the right theologian to be promoted by Foreign Affairs. He has spent much of his academic career advancing revolution in the Church, including advocating the LGBT agenda, appearing on gay Catholic group Dignity USA’s Queer Catholic Faith Webshow and advocating for incremental change in the Church’s teaching on homosexuality in journals such as La Croix.
Moreover, when he is not writing for Foreign Affairs or appearing on the Queer Catholic Faith Webshow, Faggioli—like Fr. Curran before him—is nestled at a University that is flush with Foundation cash. Villanova’s list of big-money corporate donors is too long to enumerate here but, let’s just say that it looks like something out of a late 1990s conspiracy website.
If you are wondering if any of these mega-corporations helping to pay Faggioli’s salary support the eugenicist culture of death as well as the LGBT agenda, the answer is only a Google search away.
As an interesting side note, Foreign Affairs also includes (in its archives) interviews with the disgraced former editor of America Magazine, Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, who was removed from America for his radical editorial policy, as well as a roundtable discussion with leftwing Catholic, Shaun Casey, who, after a stint in the Obama State Department, became director of Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
It seems that there are many liberal Catholics eager to receive money from thinktanks in order to promote the globalist population control and rainbow agenda initiated by the Rockefellers, and through a host of dissident Catholic tinkers bought and paid for by the Rockefellers and other big foundations, the LGBT and pro-choice agenda is being disseminated at Catholic and non-Catholic universities and publications alike.
However, while the big foundations initially had been unable to persuade Paul VI to jump onboard and were forced to wage a guerilla war against Church teaching via dissident theologians like Fr. Charles Curran and Massimo Faggioli, they now have their man on the throne of St. Peter.
Stay tuned to Part III of John Podesta’s Catholic Spring: “The Deep State Pope”