Communists Secretly Planned Post-Conciliar Crisis
David Martin | The Daily Knight
The present-day crisis in the Catholic Church is reason to pause and reflect on how it is we have arrived at this tragic state of Church history. For when we consider how the Church in a short space of fifty years has gone from chanting to strumming, how nuns have gone from silent meditation to dancing, how priests have become predators of the young and our seminaries have become hell-holes of heresy, it is evident that an enemy has come and sowed his cockle among us while our guard was down. (Matthew 13:25,38,39)
The sweeping changes since Vatican II indeed have been no accident but have resulted from years of careful planning on the part of those who sought to harm the Church from within. The Blessed Virgin at Fatima warned in 1917—the year of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia—that if we didn’t heed Her requests to procure Russia’s conversion through the daily Rosary and the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, the errors of that nation would spread throughout the world and even into the Church.
Unfortunately, Our Lady’s requests were not heeded and thus, Russia did not convert, and as such, the deceptive influence of Communism is alive and at work today within the Church with leftist merry-making having become the ‘new order’ of the day.
Corrupt the Young
What we’ve especially seen applied in our time is Lenin’s strategy for starting revolution: “Corrupt the young: get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.” According to former Soviet KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov who worked for the Soviet Union’s Novosti Press Agency until he defected in 1970, the main methods of subversion used by Marxists in the West were just that, to “corrupt the young, get them interested in sex, take them away from religion. Make them superficial and enfeebled […] destroy people’s faith in their national leaders by holding the latter up for contempt, ridicule and disgrace […] cause breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, self-restraint, faith in the pledged word.”
According to several ex-agents like Bezmenov, the Communists’ primary targets were—and remain—the Catholic Church, the media, our colleges and universities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzeHpf3OYQY&t=656s
It wasn’t long after Vatican II that we saw a new revolutionary wave of thought sweeping society, manifested especially by the plague of rock-music and drugs that had set society to a new beat. But it didn’t end there. This corrupt influence of pop-culture would enter the Church and engender what has come to be known as the contemporary “guitar Mass,” an abomination replete with drums, tambourines, microphones and loud-speakers, all of which are used to project rebellious overtones and lyrics to the faithful. The guitar Mass would serve to profane the Mass and set the faithful to the beat of a new gospel, from which would ensue dancing; clapping; women in shorts, tights, with indecent exposure; and also men with earrings, long hair and ponytails—the classic marks of homosexuality.
According to Bezmenov, a group of rock or pop-musicians with a message of ‘social-justice’ candy-coated with popular ‘spiritual’ tunes were actually more helpful to the KGB’s plan of subversion than someone standing at the pulpit preaching Marxist-Leninist doctrine.
Hence it is from this corrupt liturgical fabric woven with the threads of pop-culture (and encouraged most especially by the presence of homosexuals in the Church) that the maggots of sexual abuse have surfaced in our time. “By their fruits you shall know them.” (Mt. 7:20)
Infiltration of Catholic Seminaries
However, this subversion didn’t happen overnight. It is a well-known and documented fact that the agents of Communism began entering our Catholic seminaries as far back as the late 30s for the purpose of destroying the Catholic Church from within. Well over a thousand such agents had entered the seminaries prior to 1940. The testimonies of ex-communists like Bella Dodd, Anatoliy Golitsyn, and Manning Johnson who had testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their conspiratorial activity more than confirm that these agents of the sickle and hammer had been building their forces against the Church with the intent of breaking in and re-indoctrinating the faithful with anti-Church principles.
Their plan was to first absorb Catholic philosophy and teaching in the seminaries so as to give themselves inside access to masterfully communicate and pull Catholic priests away from their traditional roots, so that they in turn would embrace revolutionary principles and become pawns of ecclesial subversion. The Leninist “clenched fist” idea would now be applied in an ecclesial way where the “empowerment of the laity” would assist the enemy design to overthrow the Church’s monarchical structure so that a new sense of democracy and religious liberty could take precedence over juridical rules and regulations issuing from the Chair of Peter.
Manning Johnson, a former official of the Communist Party in America, gave the following testimony in 1953 to the House Un-American Activities Committee:
“Once the tactic of infiltration of religious organizations was set by the Kremlin … the communists discovered that the destruction of religion could proceed much faster through the infiltration of the Church by communists operating within the Church itself…. The practical conclusion drawn by the Red leaders was that these institutions would make it possible for a small communist minority to influence the ideology of future clergymen in the paths conducive to communist purposes …. The policy of infiltrating seminaries was successful beyond even our communist expectations.”
In the early fifties, Bella Dodd, a former high-ranking official of the American Communist Party, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning the Communist infiltration of Church and State and provided detailed explanations of the Communist subversion of the Church. Speaking as a former insider, she said:
“In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within. The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops.”
In her public affidavit she also stated: “In the late 1920s and 1930s, directives were sent from Moscow to all Communist Party organizations. In order to destroy the [Roman] Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations… I, myself, put some 1,200 men in Catholic seminaries.”
According to Catholic professor Alice von Hildebrand, who was a friend of Dodd, she said that “when she was an active party member, she had dealt with no fewer than four cardinals within the Vatican ‘who were working for us,’ i.e. the Communist Party.”
Twelve years before Vatican II, Dodd also said: “Right now they are in the highest places in the Church.” She also predicted changes in the Church that would be so drastic that “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.”
Bella’s prophecy certainly has come to pass. The Church today is but a carcass of its former glory, stripped of holiness and piety, largely because the fathers of Vatican II lent their ears to these red agents who called for “change.” Dodd describes their inside work of:
Encouraging “the promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing.”
Labeling “the Church of the past as being oppressive, authoritarian, full of prejudices, arrogant in claiming to be the sole possessor of truth, and responsible for the divisions of religious bodies throughout the centuries.”
Shaming Church leaders into “an ‘openness to the world,’ and to a more flexible attitude toward all religions.”
Dodd, heartbroken and eventually realizing the terrible and irreparable harm she had done by faithfully and effectively following an order of Stalin, came to the venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen in 1952 and heartfully confessed her conspiratorial doings. Thereupon she expressed to him that she wished to spend the rest of her life in a penitential order of the Church to repair for her dastardly doings, but in his wisdom the bishop rather counseled her that her mission was to remain in the world so that she could testify to the truth and open the eyes of all as to the dangers of Communism lurking in and around the Church. She obeyed, and the Church today is all the more equipped to do its mission because of her!
Consider now the memoirs of an unrepentant Communist agent which were discovered by a Catholic nurse while caring for him following an auto accident he had been in. Unfortunately, he died a short time afterwards without being able to reveal his identity, so that he is known only by a code-name that was assigned to him by the Soviet Secret Police, that being SS 1025.
There were 1024 such agents that had gone before him, some of whom became bishops and who could have penetrated to high positions within the Vatican. The agent reveals how he became a “priest” who later collaborated with progressives at Vatican II to indoctrinate the Council with evil. Consider the following excerpts from his memoirs:
“We must put it into their heads, and especially priests, that the time has come to seek and work for the merging of all religions. We must, in particular, promote among Catholics a feeling of guilt concerning the ‘ONE TRUTH’ which they claim they alone possess. We must convince them that this attitude is a monstrous sin of pride, and that they must now seek reconciliation with other religions. This thought must be made to grow and be uppermost in their minds….
“We shall speak of man, stress his dignity and nobility. We must transform the language and thinking pattern of every Catholic. We must foster the mystique of the human race…. We shall deify man.
“Once Catholics have accepted this new mystique, we shall tell them to strip their churches bare of statues and ornaments because these things are unessential and abhorrent to their dear Protestant and Jewish brethren. Thus, all symbols of Catholic worship and devotion will go by the board, and when they are gone devotions will go too. Yes, we shall promote an iconoclastic zeal especially among the younger generation. They themselves will destroy that jumble of statues, pictures, vestments, reliquaries, organs, etc. It would be a good idea, too, to spread a ‘prophecy’ that says: ‘You shall see married priests, and you shall hear the Mass in the language of the people.’ This should make our task easier. We shall incite women to assert their right to the priesthood….
“We shall pull down the Crucifix, substitute a table for the altar, and turn it around so that the priest may assume a presidential function. The priest will speak to the people much more than before. In this manner the Mass will gradually cease to be regarded as an act of adoration to God, and will become a gathering and an act of human brotherhood. All these points will have to be elaborated in great detail and they may take anywhere up to 30 years before they are implemented, but I think that all my objectives will be fulfilled by 1974.” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1204310.AA_1025
Ring any bells? Can we understand why the Church is where it’s at today? Does this not confirm that the radical changes that came upon the Church after Vatican II were largely the work of evil agents that had captured key positions in our Catholic churches and seminaries?
And of course, the enemy plan of polluting seminaries has now gone from bad to worse. Homosexuality is taught as an acceptable way of life in some of our Catholic seminaries and churches as clerical sexual-abuse continues to mar the Church, but what are we to expect when the present pope is schooled in Marxist Liberation Theology and has repeatedly said: “It is the communists who think like Christians?” https://onepeterfive.com/pope-communists-think-like-christians/ The plague of socialism that presently plagues the Church clearly testifies to a well-orchestrated plan that was set in motion many years ago to infiltrate the Church with Marxist-antichurch principles.
The Consequences of not Consecrating Russia
It is the Church’s failure to Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart that has empowered Russia’s plan to spread her errors throughout the Church and the world, so the key to reversing this red curse is for the pope to unite on one day with the world’s bishops to officially entrust Russia into the hands of the Mother of God. The idea of the Consecration is to neutralize this diabolical force of Communist Russia that she might finally convert to the Faith and assist the Church in spreading the Gospel of peace throughout the world, but without the Consecration of Russia this belligerent nation will continue to spread its pestilent influence throughout the world, rising up wars and seditions until that time when “various nations will be annihilated.”
Francis: ‘I Do Not Want the Conversion of Russia’
Unfortunately, Pope Francis has no interest in the conversion of Russia and has made this explicitly clear. In an audience with a delegation of Russian Orthodox churchmen on May 30, 2018, Francis spoke of “Uniatism,” which is the proposed union of Eastern Rite churches with Rome, and he forcefully denounced this with the promise that he would never interfere “in internal matters of the Russian Orthodox Church, nor in [its communistic] political issues.”
“The Catholic Church will never allow an attitude of division to arise from her people,” the pope said. “We will never allow ourselves to do this, I do not want it.”
“When some Catholic faithful, be they lay people, priests or bishops, raise the banner of Uniatism, which does not work anymore, and is over, then it causes me pain,” he said. “The Churches that are united in Rome must be respected, but Uniatism as a path of unity is not valid today.” https://fatima.org/news-views/pope-nixes-conversion-of-russia-i-do-not-want-it/
Francis here is simply reiterating what he has said time and again, namely, that we should never attempt to convert people to the Faith. The Church’s commission from Christ is to mercifully extend the riches of the Faith to all peoples that they might leave their particular creeds, idols, ideologies, and miseries and be converted to the One True Church so that they might be saved, but according to Francis this path of conversion “does not work anymore.”
And so barring a miracle, the only hope left for the Church and the world is for the election of a new pope who will do the Consecration of Russia if in fact Pope Benedict can’t do this himself. For we see the socialist lockdown on liberty intensifying with each passing day and unless the Catholic hierarchy utilizes the means that Heaven gave them to offset this red tyranny the West will soon be reduced to a police-state.