Reds Under the Bed

St Andrew's College: Was a seminary, now a nursing home...
Not so Bonnie Scotland

For an enlightening insight into the life of the seminary in the UK in the 1970s, do read today's Daily Mail article on St Andrew's College, Drygrange, Scotland.


EF Pastor Emeritus makes the good point that after the headlines about Cardinal Keith O'Brien, now we are hearing a reporter at least ask the question, 'Why has this been revealed after 30 years?'

Reds Under the Bed

I've also been given a very interesting book by a friend called, 'AA-1025': Memoirs of the Communist Infiltration Into the Church.' Basically, in the 1960's, a French Catholic nurse, Marie Carre, attended an auto-crash victim who was brought into her hospital. The man lingered near death for a few hours and then died. With no ID on him but the contents of his briefcase, he had a set of quasi-biographical notes. The nurse kept the notes and read them, and because of their important content, published them.

The book 'AA-1025' is the result. 'AA-1025', of course, was the Communist infiltratror's 'number'. He claims in the book to be one of a thousand infiltrators into the Catholic seminaries in the period of the 1960s. In order to test the seal of Confession held as sacred and inviolable by the Church, Her pastors bound to secrecy, he confessed his true agenda to one Priest, who was, of course, unable to reveal what he had said. The Confessor asked him, "What do you expect to gain by entering Holy Orders?" The man replied, quite simply, "To destroy the Church from within."

I read the whole of the small book in an evening and it is very, very disturbing. Obviously, it goes without saying that it is not provably genuine or authentic, but when you read it and survey what has happened in terms of the great collapse of vocations and the health of the Catholic Church across the West, the 'agenda' that the infiltrator wants to pursue is eerily close to what has taken place. The infiltrator does of course, suggest 'women priests' and an end to clerical celibacy to destroy the priesthood, as well as consistent promotion of the attacking of the Pope.

Basically, whatever The Tablet recommends now, 'AA-1025' recommended it first. It forms quite a manifesto when you read it as a whole and, interestingly, while the infiltrator is aggrieved by the actual outcome of the Second Vatican Council, he is very, very enthusiastic about what has so far, and he hopes will be, achieved through the 'spirit of the Council'. The infiltrator looks forward immensely to 'Vatican III'.  All in all, a bit like Hans Kung really. And Tina Beattie. And Catherine Pepinster. And Mark Dowd. The gates of Hell shall never prevail.

The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone

Pope Emeritus: Feeding the fish
At the Traditional Latin Mass on Friday, the first reading was from the book of Genesis. It was the day after the resignation of the Pope Emeritus came into effect and concerned the story of the man named Joseph who is betrayed and sold off by his brothers. There was no technicolour dreamcoat mentioned, but this passage later reminded me of the kind of attitude that has been shown to the Pope Emeritus.

Basically, my interpretation was that the brothers of Joseph Ratzinger are the Cardinals and Bishops around the World who despised him and wanted the 'dreamer' to abandon all projects he had begun for the good of the Church. I have every confidence, however, that the enemies of the Pope Emeritus will be utterly confounded when the new Pontiff is elected. Let us pray that this is the case.

For the Gospel of St Matthew was concerning Our Lord Jesus Christ being the new Joseph, the true King who would be worshipped by the sun and the moon and  should be by every man on Earth. This was the Parable of the Tenants. The Lord, pointing to His own rejection by the scribes and chief Priests and Pharisees, having told them that the Kingdom of God would be taken from them and 'given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof' asks what the Lord of the vineyard will do to the husbandmen who sought to kill the heir.
'They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end; and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in due season.'

 The Lord replies to them:

'Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it is wonderful in our eyes. Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.'

The stone the builders have rejected is of course, the Pope Emeritus and the Lord Jesus Christ of Whom he was Vicar on Earth. Who are the builders? Those who consistently betrayed and undermined him and who sought to thwart the will of the man who was Peter.

What kind of stone, I ask you, is heavier than the Rock, St Peter, upon whom the Church was founded by the Lord Jesus Christ?

The answer is, of course, that there is no stone heavier, nor mightier than the Rock of St Peter. It is this Rock that shall fall upon the enemies of Joseph Ratzinger. As I said, I have every confidence that the enemies of the Pope Emeritus will be utterly confounded when the new Pontiff is elected. Let us pray that this is the case. When it happens, they can't say they didn't deserve it, even if they never saw it coming.

Comments

ORA PRO NOBIS said…
I used to be naive and think that a spiritual map of Britain would be covered in black, with small specks of light where the Catholic Churches were.

The more I have discovered about parishes and the way satan influences those within those parishes I now think of it as an area full of dark grey with the Catholic Churches being specks of black.

Satan has effectively paralysed the congregations of most Catholic Churches. He has done this by making them 'fear the world' so much so that that many will no longer publicly witness to Christ (i.e. so that the light will literally not shine out from the parishioners after they leave Mass).

In the same way that demonic activity is prevalent throughout the Old Testament with the sole aim of breaking the line of David, it is also true that today demonic activity is working (in many guises) in all Catholic Churches. It is there making sure that as many people as possible on the outside of the church walls end up in hell.
Ironic that Bertone's name's an anagram of...?
Siobhan said…

You should read Bella Dodd's biography "School of Darkness." She was a high ranking member of the US Communist Party who back in the 1930’s trained over 1000 communists to enter the Seminaries. Later in the 1950’s, when she converted to the Catholic Church, she gave testimony to Archbishop Fulton Sheen that they were now in the highest positions of the American Church. And as they say, the rest is history

http://catholicism.org/bella-dodd-%E2%80%94-from-communist-to-catholic.html
IanW said…
Bones, a little healthy scepticism might not go amiss. As for Cardinal O'Brien: this is best left to the investigation. Public speculation suggesting ill of either party by those who have no knowledge of the facts is a bad idea.
Natasa said…
I also feel very confident that the new Pope will be just what the church needs and that he will deal with its enemies within.

A few of my traditionalist friends are very concerned about the status of EF mass and mourn the resignation of Benedict. We need to have more faith, to remind ourselves that God is in control and that popes come and go.

As for reds under the bed, I don't doubt the story you relate is true. Knowing from experience how efficiently and with how much hatred communists dealt with the church in central and eastern Europe, I am convinced that their fellow believers carried the task further and infiltrated seminaries to help the cause.
annely said…
Anagram of Bertone?What,'not beer'? I'll keep trying.
Gungarius said…
There are various similar testimonies. The Frankfurt School and Antonio Gramsci are the key to this. It is called Cultural Marxism.

It was not just the Church, in the UK in particular it was Local Government, Unions and the Teaching Profession in particular that were infiltrated.

The number of actual communists was few. However they saw to it that "useful idiots" were actively promoted, these people who were (by 1960s standards) incompentent or barmy or were social liberals were promoted to destroy the institutions from within, the aim being that the destruction of the institutions would bring the chaos in society needed for the revolution. For every communist there were probably 20 such useful idiots.

I was given a personal testimony of this by a teacher I knew (now decesaed) who knew a member of the local communist party in your part of the world who left their minutes of party meetings booklet lying aronud once too often in the 1960s and it made a most interesting read.

Communism collapsed in 1989 but now we have the useful idiots running riot in all sorts of places and the next phase with the church being denounced for their activties just as the communists who put them there intended.
BJC said…
"For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." (Lk 8:17)

The LGBTs are playing a dangerous game. The MSM are catching up with the story. At the moment the left-wing press are spinning it as "nasty" Church is hypocritical why don't they let the gays get married but I wonder how long it is before the right-wing press make the connection between excessive numbers of gays in the seminaries in the 70's and 80's and the sex abuse scandals. Will one of them be brave enough to print the unprintable? We'll see. In the strange world of shifting political alliances anything can happen. Sex scandals are the new political currency as Brendan O'Neil says so they had better watch out.

Also Mark Dowd's got a lot of explaining to do. If the concentration of gays in the general population is 1.5% why is it 2,667% in Catholic seminaries? If it was 10% higher that would be statistically significant never mind many thousands of per cents; it seems as if the concentration of gays in our seminaries is now higher than you find in Soho. In any instance it makes the existence of a "Lavendar mafia" in the Church more credible. The left-wing press won't print it, but the right-wing press might.
pelerin said…
I had heard vague rumours some years ago about communist infiltrators in the seminaries who were succeeding in moving up the clerical 'ladder.' However I had never heard of the book mentioned and don't think I could bear to read it. It does seem very far-fetched and yet ....?

Still trying to work out an anagram of Bertone! do please tell us OTSOTA!
pelerin said…
Googling the name Marie Carre it is interesting to note that her book has been described by some as being 'Traditionalist Catholic propaganda'.

Also of interest is the fact that she converted to the Catholic Faith having been brought up a Protestant and became a nun.
pelerin said…
I've just got the Anagram - Tenebro (darkness)!
annely said…
Bravo pelerin. 'Tenebro'. Thanks.