Spotlight

I was privileged to have seen a sneak peek at Thomas McCarthy’s movie “Spotlight” which chronicles the Boston Globe Spotlight team uncovering the massive cover up of the sexual abuse crisis within the Boston archdiocese. One of the perks for being in the club.
It was a tough and surreal watch for me. Because I knew some of the people up on the screen. Not like Mark Ruffalo, although I was in Shutter Island. Not exactly with him. Or anyone else for that matter. But I was in it.
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Because typecasting works. Thank you Worcester Diocese for helping me do a convincing crazy.
But I digress..
I know Phil Saviano whose character is in the movie. I know Mitchell Garabedian. I’ve communicated with some of the reporters. So it was strange to see.
What struck me the most was this moment in the film.

Mike Rezendes outburst and frustration happened because he felt something needed to be done. Immediately.
And some things were done. Cardinal Law resigned and went home to Rome. The Globe won a Pulitzer and other countries starting looking into the crisis within their borders.
The governments of the countries of Ireland and Australia took a huge and firm stance agains the church. Two UN panels on torture held the church responsible for these crimes against humanity.
But by that point there was a new Pope. A more groovy Pope. And people were less inclined to listen.
To the point where the Pope spoke at a joint session of Congress in the United States this year.
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Because this is just a sad piece of history in the Catholic Church according to Cardinal O’Malley. It’s also criminal, but that’s beside the point. And never discussed in polite company.
But for a moment the spotlight was shining on these crimes. and maybe because of the movie the light shine on it again. If only for another moment. See the movie and remember.
Before it becomes business as usual again.

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6 Responses to Spotlight

  1. thelid53@comcast.net says:

    Peace Skip,

    The gravamen of your declaration, that this “‘ sad piece of history in the Catholic Church,’ according to Cardinal O’Malley;” is also criminal , will continue to elude and evidently has eluded most, if not all of the people Pope Francis has succeeded in hustling.

    Most people prefer the equivocations, myths, prevarications and superstitions of their opiates to the truth.

    Reaching the young people is the key; they will make the difference when such stimuli as we’re able to create will have caused them to cultivate their critical thinking faculties.

    Ch é !

  2. Jamie says:

    Skip,
    It never fails to amaze me that the Catholic Church is the ONLY organization that can get away way with child abuse and nothing is done about. They need only one person, only one person with enough balls to give names and dates of when these crimes happened. Although this is a movie, I can assure you that Mark Ruffalo gives a shit. I hope the movie does well but a lot of people are freaked about the subject.

  3. Mike Ference says:

    It happened everywhere, not only in Boston. I couldn’t publish this essay all over the Internet if it wasn’t true.
    Read for yourself and judge for yourself:

    An Open Letter to William and Kimberly Gaines proud parents
    of Billy Gaines, a former University of Pittsburgh student and football player
    who fell to his death due to the corruption of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese.

    Sadly, Mr. & Mrs. Gaines I have to be the one to tell
    you that Billy’s untimely death could have and should have been prevented. For
    over 25 years I’ve been trying to expose the dysfunctional and deviant behavior
    of a former Catholic priest from the Pittsburgh Diocese. His name is Father
    John Wellinger.

    Billy was not the only University of Pittsburgh student to
    be victimized by a Catholic priest, nor the only young man to lose his life
    because of a Catholic priest from the Pittsburgh Diocese.

    I can assure you that I have tried everything imaginable to
    expose the criminal behavior of Catholic priests in the Pittsburgh Diocese,
    especially Father John Wellinger. Had I successfully exposed Wellinger, there’s
    no doubt in my mind, your son, Billy would still be alive.

    What’s worse, there were so many others who could easily
    have exposed Wellinger but deliberately covered-up his crimes; again had any
    one of these dozens and dozens of people done the right thing, your son Billy
    would be alive today.

    I take no pleasure in writing this letter even though I know
    it may finally force people to confront the truth. And, I know it won’t bring
    Billy back, but it might save others. I have a feeling Billy would want to help
    others.

    Here’s what I know for sure and why Billy could still be
    alive today if only those people in charge would have done the right thing.

    From 1981 to 1985 Father John Wellinger abused a young boy
    at St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg where Wellinger served as the assistant
    pastor. The young boy’s name was Jeffrey Wennersten who passed away at the age
    of 42, leaving a young son. Just weeks before Jeffrey died he shared details of
    the abuse he suffered at the hands of Pittsburgh Catholic priest Father John
    Wellinger.

    Sometime in early 1987, possibly February or March, Father
    John Wellinger and a University of Pittsburgh student, Greg Witkowski were
    sharing beers in an Oakland apartment that Greg rented with his brother, who
    was also a Pitt student.

    Greg admitted to me that Wellinger often provided alcohol
    for Greg and his brother. On this occasion Wellinger also drugged Greg with a
    substance that knocked him out for hours. When Greg regained consciousness he
    intuitively called 911. Scared, Greg said he raced down the flights of stairs
    to meet the EMS crew and ambulance that transported the still dazed student to
    Presbyterian University Hospital, now known as University of Pittsburgh Medical
    Center (UPMC).

    For whatever reason, the emergency room doctors refused to
    treat Greg even though he ingested an unfamiliar substance, administered by a
    lay person, with malicious intentions and alcohol was part of the mix.

    This was years before the Boston scandal exploded, so the
    Catholic Church still maintained its grip on plenty of institutions, it appears
    that the University of Pittsburgh was one of them and its affiliate,
    Presbyterian University Hospital.

    Father Wellinger trailed the ambulance to the emergency room
    and took Witkowski by surprise. Staying calm, Witkowski asked Wellinger to
    fetch his nurse. When the nurse arrived, Witkowski explained that Wellinger was
    the person who had drugged him. No police were called, not even hospital
    security.

    Witkowski’s parents Robert and Ann were summoned to the
    hospital and asked to take their son home. I do not know who or if anyone ever
    paid the hospital bill. According to former Clairton Public Safety Director
    William Scully, he explained to me in 1990 that a hospital worker advised
    Robert and Ann Witkowski not to press charges and further cautioned the parents
    that the Catholic Church was too powerful to challenge.

    Several days later Robert Witkowski would confront Father
    John Wellinger at Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, PA. Father Wellinger was
    the parish priest and the Witkowski family were members. At the time Robert
    Witkowski came banging on the front door of the rectory, a parish council
    meeting was going on with several eyewitnesses to the event. I interviewed one
    of the eyewitnesses who was also Father Wellinger’s secretary. Her name is
    Marta Placek.

    According to Placek the council members were concerned that
    Robert Witkowski was drunk and may have had a gun, so West Mifflin Police were
    called. No charges or arrests were made. My guess is if any questions were
    asked by West Mifflin police, they quickly forgot the answers.

    Over the years I spoke with Robert Witkowski on several
    occasions. He never volunteered very much information. He did admit that he
    received a letter from the legal department of the Pittsburgh Diocese or one of
    their law firms commanding Robert Witkowski to stay off the property at Holy
    Spirit Church and to stay away from Father Wellinger.

    If any of this had been exposed, like it should have been,
    college students throughout the Pittsburgh area would have been warned about
    Catholic priests such as Father John Wellinger. Freshman orientation would have
    been the appropriate time to issue the proper alerts. Sadly, too many people
    failed to take their jobs seriously. Worse yet, folks in charge succumbed to
    the wishes of evil men in black robes; most likely because they are scared to
    death of Catholic Church hierarchy.

    Your son Billy wasn’t the only boy victimized by Father John
    Wellinger. There were many; too many. Here are some of them, all before your
    son even thought about playing football at the University of Pittsburgh.

    One boy was Chris Mathews an 11-year-old altar boy who
    served under Father John Wellinger at Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, PA.
    Although, I do not know the details of the sexual abuse, I know Chris Mathews
    very well and his father, as well. His abuse took place in 1989.

    Also in 1989, a young boy from Holy Spirit Church in West
    Mifflin took his own life. He killed himself with a shotgun blast. Was this
    young man another victim of Father John Wellinger. I do not know. As a civilian
    investigator, I have very few resources to conduct an investigation. Without a
    badge or even a press pass, most people would shy away from talking to me; all
    fearful of the Catholic Church.

    1989 was not a good year for former altar boys of John
    Wellinger. Robert Butler served under Father John Wellimger at St. Clare of
    Assisi Parish in Clairton, PA. Butler also attended the parochial school, it
    was known as Clairton Central Catholic. Butler and his circle of friends were
    often invited to the rectory for fun and games with Father Wellinger. The game
    room had a pool table and pinball machines, I was told.

    Butler would kill himself with what I believe was a
    32-caliber pistol on his way to Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA.
    One shot to his right temple, he probably died instantly. Before killing
    himself, Butler tried to murder my son, Adam with a bullet discharged inches
    away from the back of my son’s skull.

    Miraculously, my son survived and thrived. It’s the main
    reason why after 25 years, I’m still fighting to expose Father John Wellinger
    and all the harm he did to others. There’s no doubt in my mind that Wellinger
    sexually abused Robert Butler.

    I spoke to many people about Wellinger. I would state with absolute
    certainty that Wellinger’s sexual activity with young boys, young men and older
    women was common knowledge in every parish where the preying priest served.

    The women who worked in the cafeteria and volunteered to
    watch the children on the playground at Clairton Central Catholic knew to keep
    their children away from Wellinger. According to Mrs. Ann Weeks, the cafeteria
    manager at the time, Wellinger liked to parade around the playground covering
    the younger children faces with his long black rope and smothering their heads
    into his genitals; separated only by a thin layer of clothing.

    One of the things I learned through my 25 years
    investigating the Catholic Church is that Catholic parents don’t give a damn
    about other children. As long as their children’s heads weren’t being squeezed
    in Wellinger’s private parts; that’s all that mattered.

    Wellinger was at St. Clare of Assisi in Clairton in 1985 and
    86 or so. I was told by a Catholic priest that a man with the last name, Volmer
    went to talk to Father Charles Bober and complained about Father Wellinger’s
    predatory behavior and nothing was done.

    Father Bober is a big time operator in the Pittsburgh
    Diocese raising millions of dollars for the Cardinal Donald Wuerl Catholic High
    School. He’s got a plum position in a financially well-off parish church in the
    north hills section of Pittsburgh. Possibly a reward for keeping his nose clean
    and his mouth shut.

    Again, if this is true, your son Billy should have and could
    have been alive today.

    Back in 1987 or 1988, Marta Placek, Wellinger’s secretary at
    Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, PA went to the Pittsburgh Diocese to
    protest Wellinger’s behavior at Holy Spirit Church. Her complaint included
    Wellinger providing living arrangements for a young man, possibly from St.
    James Parish in Wilkinsburg, PA, yet another parish that witnessed at least one
    young man who suffered as a result of Wellinger’s demons.

    Instead of Placek’s concerns being taken seriously, she was
    labeled a gossip hound by Pittsburgh Diocesan spokesman, Father Ron Lengwin.
    Certainly, by the time Placek lodged her complaints, Wellinger’s dossier was
    simply too depraved to reveal. One could easily make the argument that
    Wellinger’s file was so wicked and dreadful, he may have been able to blackmail
    church hierarchy.

    In any event, if any of Wellinger’s alleged crimes would
    have been and should have been reported your son, Billy and his friends would
    have known better than to trust a Catholic priest overly eager to offer alcohol
    to underage young men.

    After all these years something made me reach out to you,
    William and Kimberly Gaines. I hope it makes a difference. I hope I did the
    right thing. I know your son, Billy was a good boy and a very tough football
    player.

    I tried and tried to expose the truth. I wish I could have
    done more. I really believe Billy could be alive today.

    Maybe, just maybe, it was Billy who spurred me on to write
    this letter. Maybe someday, we’ll find out.

    God Bless you William and Kimberly Gaines and God Bless
    Billy.

    Warm regards,

    Mike Ference

  4. tina says:

    I haven’t forgot and I continue to remember all victims of the roman catholic criminal empire..
    “The Jesuit Oath of Induction is also recorded in the Congressional Record of the U.S. (House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913, pp. 3215-3216).” this is translated from the French

    Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction

    ——————————————————————————–

    The following is the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction given to high ranking Jesuits only. This oath is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in 1843.

    ——————————————————————————–

    “When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:”

    Superior:

    My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

    You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.

    You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.

    You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me—

    The Extreme Oath of the Jesuits:

    “1, _ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers.

    I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.

    I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

    I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant.

    I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.

    That I may go to any part of the world withersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.

    I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

    In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!

    All of which, I, _, do swear by the Blessed Trinity and blessed Sacraments, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolable; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further with my name written and with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy covenant.”

    (He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)

    Superior:

    “You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.

    In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one cross his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges. The other answers Impious.” (The meaning of which has already been explained.) “The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:

    Question —From whither do you come? Answer — The Holy faith.

    Q. —Whom do you serve?

    A. —The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.

    Q. —Who commands you?

    A. —The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.

    Q. —Who received you? A. —A venerable man in white hair.

    Q. —How?

    A. —With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.

    Q. —Did you take an oath?

    A. —I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.

    Q. —Will you do that? A. —I will.

    Q. —How do you travel? A. —In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

    Q. —Whither do you travel? A. —To the four quarters of the globe. Q. —For what purpose?

    A. —To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.

    Q. —Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.”

  5. tina says:

    never forget!
    “The Jesuit Oath of Induction is also recorded in the Congressional Record of the U.S. (House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913, pp. 3215-3216).” this is translated from the French

    Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction

    ——————————————————————————–

    The following is the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction given to high ranking Jesuits only. This oath is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in 1843.

    ——————————————————————————–

    “When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:”

    Superior:

    My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

    You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.

    You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.

    You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me—

    The Extreme Oath of the Jesuits:

    “1, _ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers.

    I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.

    I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

    I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant.

    I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.

    That I may go to any part of the world withersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.

    I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

    In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!

    All of which, I, _, do swear by the Blessed Trinity and blessed Sacraments, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolable; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further with my name written and with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy covenant.”

    (He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)

    Superior:

    “You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.

    In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one cross his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges. The other answers Impious.” (The meaning of which has already been explained.) “The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:

    Question —From whither do you come? Answer — The Holy faith.

    Q. —Whom do you serve?

    A. —The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.

    Q. —Who commands you?

    A. —The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.

    Q. —Who received you? A. —A venerable man in white hair.

    Q. —How?

    A. —With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.

    Q. —Did you take an oath?

    A. —I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.

    Q. —Will you do that? A. —I will.

    Q. —How do you travel? A. —In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

    Q. —Whither do you travel? A. —To the four quarters of the globe. Q. —For what purpose?

    A. —To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.

    Q. —Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.”

  6. tina says:

    catholics may forget and be brainwashed, but the rest of the billions of people in the world are aware.. here is one example….

    murder in the name of religion .”

    “A 2001 report by the Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada documents the responsibility of the Roman Catholic Church, the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the federal government in the deaths of more than 50,000 Native children in the Canadian residential school system

    Soul Wound: The Legacy of Native American Schools

    Amnesty International USA.

    amnestyusa.org

    human rights groups, the united nations and world leaders especially those with children are not going to allow the catholic church or rome to get away with their crimes any more..

    ..

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