Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Apostles, the Gospels, the Popes through Pope Pius XII, all the saints, Doctors of the Church and early Fathers of the Church: anti-Semites all. Oh, you didn't know? Well, you're not with the times then, poor misguided reader, for the SPLC has declared thus, and we all know that what they say is eventually, by hook or by crook - mostly the latter - adopted by the rest of the nation through manipulation and deception in enacting laws that put to a lie that this country is a democracy. No, folks, this country is an enemy of God for she believes, or so we're led to believe in today's verbal engineering and dumbing down of the masses, that there is no correlation between Church and State; that there is an absolute separation of Church and State. Please provide proof of this if you believe such rubbish. Sadly, had King Louis XVI followed Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's urgent request to consecrate France to Christ the King, we wouldn't be in the pickle we're in today. Think of it, no French Revolution, little or no Masonic influence...where would the Kazars have migrated to? Well, you get the picture. Yet in clearer focus we can see how things have gone horribly wrong and only escalated to diabolic proportions over the past 40 plus years.
And speaking of that time span, how interesting it is, that a day before the start of the Chair of Unity Octave, a blatant communist-oriented organization launched an all-out attack on the Traditional Catholic movement in the United States. Did you realize we are enemy number one? If not, please do, for we are indeed the enemy of Christ's enemy. And one of His chief foes is the insipid front for every liberal and radical group in the U.S., namely the Southern Poverty Law Center, which published a scathing attack on Roman Catholic belief, labeling twelve specific Catholic organizations as "The Dirty Dozen." How original. Considering their obvious hatred for all things Catholic, I'm surprised they didn't label them "The Twelve Apostles." Regardless, the SPLC hit-woman, someone named Heidi Beirich, who has a reputation for smear-mongering, is the author of these hate pieces published on an organization's web page which preaches tolerance!!! Yeah, right. If you peruse the sight they look for anything they don't agree with and label it hate. More on that and its founder's background later.
The "Hit List"
For now we will identify the twelve obvious ones targeted. Keep in mind that after the Southern Poverty Law Center read this editorial that the Traditional Catholic list just might mushroom for the initial attack was really just a surface strafe. Here's the list as published in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence [sic] Report: Heading the list was the most visible of Traditional Catholic organizations, the Society of St. Pius X, which received its own invective article by Beirich. John Vennari of Catholic Family News and Father Nicholas Gruner of The Fatima Crusader were listed, along with Michael Matt and The Remnant as well as Christopher Ferrara who contributes articles to the aforementioned. We are linking Vennari's response The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hate-Mongers in this issue as well. I might note here that we'll provide space on The Daily Catholic for any of the Traditional Catholic groups or individuals attacked by SPLC. In addition to the above, you have John Sharpe of the recently formed IHS Press, known for publishing out-of-print true Catholic works on authentic Catholic Action, etc., and promotes the works of such orthodox illuminaries as the radio priest Father Charles Coughlin and Irish priest Father Denis Fahey for their strong legitimate anti-Semitism against those out to destroy Christ's Church. John, along with his mother Judith also heads up the organization In the Spirit of Chartres, which produced the magnificent video "What We Have Lost" and is venturing into a new virtual area - Conferences on the net.
Also on this list are our good friends at Tradition In Action, Dr. Marian Therese Horvat and Atila Sinke Guimarães. We are publishing Atila's reply to the SPLC in this issue, Arrogant Assessment Against Our Catholic Rights. In addition to his current response, we'll deal more with Atila's contributions to the cause of exposing the Judeo-Masonic agenda and the conciliar connection later in this editorial. But now I'd like to devote some space to another attacked entity that has been so maligned not only by the SPLC but some self-righteous traditional groups.
I'm speaking of the attacks on Mount St. Michael's here in Spokane, which Beirich also included. I take this personally for, in our journey to truth throughout the years, we have interacted first with conservative Novus Ordo priests, then the FSSP, independent priests, the SSPX and finally the CMRI. The latter are far and away the most sincere and spiritual, yet the most practical religious congregation we have experienced. No one is more devoted to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, no one exemplifies and conveys the spiritual virtues with more edification than the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. We know all about the origins of the CMRI and also know how they have purged the problems by dissavowing Francis Schuckardt and his tactics. It's time to put that behind and move ahead for the CMRI have righted the ship to where they now command the respect of all, save for the political natterbobs within the Traditional movement who lambast the CMRI and His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas for the Congregation's no-nonsense stance on the status of the imposters in modern Rome. Bishop Pivarunas was validly consecrated by a very devout, sincere and true shepherd of the Church Bishop Moises Carmona Rivera, whom the SPLC labels as a "renegade." Why? Because he did not go along with the apostasy of Vatican II. Please, if that is the criterion, all ye at SPLC, list us all as "renegades" for Christ. It is not a slur, but an honor. By the way, though the CMRI seeks to erase the late Schuckardt's undue influence, they pray daily for the repose of his soul as should every Catholic pray for the repose of all souls. That is true charity in seeking God's mercy for the departed. Those who don't know lash out, but let them spend one day at St. Michael's and they'd see a truly Catholic parish in every way. I have the blessing of attending St. Michael's parish and serving at the altar. This past week I had the privilege of serving two Masses each day for the semi-annual priests' meeting just concluded, highlighted with the honor of serving the Bishop's Mass on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Unbeknownst to me until Friday, photographer extraordinaire Tom Gilbrough captured it on film as you can see to the right with yours truly holding up His Excellency's chasuble during the Consecration of the Sacred Blood. These thumbnails do not do Tom's photos justice and so to see the enlarged photos, click on the thumbnail to the right and the center one below where you can see the three Masses underway with the Bishop preparing to give this editor Holy Communion on the left at the Blessed Virgin Mary side Altar. On the Main Altar Father Raul Macias has just begun with the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar and at the Holy Family side Altar on the right Father Brendan Hughes, CMRI is saying the Epistle for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Truly this past week was like a feast where everywhere else there is famine. Eight Holy Masses going on simultaneously on eight different altars on campus: the main altar, two side altars, two chapels behind the main altar, the convent chapel, the novitiate chapel and the beautiful chapel in the rectory. It is as if we never left the 50's, as if Vatican II never happened. Talk about euphoria! In truth, with Father Casimir Puskorius, CMRI as our pastor, it is the next best thing to what Rome used to be until the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII, and yet Bishop Pivarunas is a humble man who makes no claims on superiority of his authority over other bishops nor does he get involved with infighting politics. He cares simply for the welfare of souls. In fact, his episcopal motto is "My life for my sheep." How refreshing and Catholic. The Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen is truly a missionary order dedicated to bringing the true sacraments and infrangible Catholic truths to the faithful no matter if it entails thousands of miles a week in driving by a cadre of dedicated, self-sacrificing sacerdotes. That's dedication to our Lord and His Church. So enough with the bad-mouthing sedevacantist orders like CMRI and SSPV. Take a week to watch these devout priests, brothers and nuns living their vocations to the fullest and the naysayers would be speechless with wonder and awe, gaining a greater insight into the total Catholicity of these dedicated servants of our Lord and our Lady.
Continuing with the "hit list", we have John Maffei's Catholic Counterpoint cited mostly for his promoting the late great Father John O'Connor's exposé of the Zionist agenda with his video "Synagogue of Satan" and various other trumped-up charges of promoting so called "neo-Nazis." We don't know John so can't vouch for him as we do the others, yet suspect he must be doing something right to make the list. We know that anyone promoting Fr. O'Connor and his loyalty to the ideals, persistence and holiness of the Order of Preachers' holy founder Saint Dominic is right on for it was Fr. O'Connor who blew the whistle on the superiors who had ravaged the rules of the Order. It was also Fr. O'Connor who documented the sodomite agenda that slithered into place after Vatican II.
Another on that list was author E. Michael Jones, not to be confused with John Kerry, whom Jones has a resemblance to in looks. The Massachusetts pro-abort is "Catholic" in name only, if that, while Jones who founded Fidelity Magazine and now publishes Culture Wars, is a devout Catholic and abhors all that Kerry and his ilk stand for. And then there is Phil Serpico who has the Omni Christian Book Club. It seems as though SPLC looks at what is catalogued and immediately and rashly indict someone by their association.
Another group, by association, was the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a Feeneyite group out of Richmond, New Hampshire, whose offense, ready for this folks? Standing up to the apostates of Vatican II. I quote: "They have denounced the Vatican's moves to reconcile with Jews as 'capitulation to the tyrannical demands of the most insidious elements within Jewry (e.g., the Vatican audiences granted to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-Christ Jewish Anti-Defamation League). In fact, the Slaves say that Jews will be the first people to accept the Antichrist and will quickly join 'in launching the most savage persecution of the Church in the history of the world'." Folks, it's already begun with the SLPC firing the first volley. Oh, and get this, these comments, according to Beirich, "earned the Slaves a sharp rebuke in 2004 from Bishop John B. McCormack of Manchester, N.H. who called their teachings 'blatantly anti-Semitic' and 'offensive to all people of good will'." This from the conciliar potentate John B. McCormack who knows nothing of good will for it has been documented many times over that he was not only a co-conspirator with Bernie Law, but lied, intimidated and threatened the innocent and victims in covering up the terrible sex crimes in Boston, documented on film in "The Hand of God" recently aired on Frontline. Proof of the fact that the VulgArian Vatican is corrupt from the top down; instead of being censured, he was promoted just like his buddy Bernie, who is the fat cat in Rome - something that has all of Bean Town seething.
Another, with the same vendetta against it for association with other Traditionalists was the St. Joseph Forum out of South Bend, Indiana. No one particularly was singled out, but several already on the list were castigated because they agreed that today's Zionists are "the perpetual enemy of Christ." Well, duh. Our Lord identified to the woman at the well and others that He was indeed the promised Messias, for instance in St. John 4: 23-24: "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to adore Him. God is a spirit, and they that adore Him, must adore Him in spirit and in truth." In verse 23 in chapter 5 of John's Gospel, Jesus testifies: "For neither doth the Father judge any man : but hath committed all judgments to the Son. That all men may honor the Son, as they honor the Father. He who honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father Who hath sent Him. Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live." Jews who have an ounce of integrity and concern for their own salvation would be wise to read Christ's words in that chapter and other chapters of the New Testament for our Lord clearly said in St. Mark 16: 16, "He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved : but he that believeth not, shall be condemned." No room there for ecumenism, folks. There are several accounts in the holy Scriptures where it's a fact that the Jews plotted to kill Him. We also have it from their sworn testimony in St. Matthew 27: 25, "His blood be upon us, and upon our children." Holy Writ is not a fabrication. It is inspired by the Holy Ghost and, therefore, infrangible. More than 2000 years and what do we have from the Tribe of Israel which God scattered? Barren fruits because of the stubbornness of pride. Didn't Jesus say in St. Matthew 7: 15-20, "By their fruits you shall know them"? Since there have been no fruits and the rotting tree of the SPLC is visible evidence of decay all the way to its roots as you shall shortly see, is there any other conclusion considering all that was written in the New Testament and foretold in the Old? God cannot deceive or be deceived, but the gang at SPLC and others who liberally drop the moniker "anti-Semiticism" are sure trying to alter that truth.
Oh, there was one more included on that list, actually listed first in alphabetical order, but to be included on such a list targeting Traditional Catholics wouldn't you think that person would have to be exclusively a Traditional Catholic? It shows the ignorance of the so-called "intelligence" report for they included Bob Sungenis and his Catholic Apologetics International in which he assails the Judaeo-Masonic New World Order. Sungenis also defends the Novus Ordo and flits between the true Mass and the sacrilegious "abomination of desolation." Yet, it's true there were twelve apostles and eleven of them remained true.
A Sign of what Christ foretold
In that same vein, more apostles were added after Christ's death - two in particular: Saint Matthias and Saint Paul, unofficially the "Apostle to the Gentiles." Did I mention both were of Jewish heritage? The eleven plus two, encouraged and strengthened by the prayerful action of their mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary whom Christ gave to the beloved Disciple John at the foot of the cross to represent Mary as our mother and mother of her divine Son's Church, the only Son, only Church and only Faith that these apostles died for. And those who followed planted the seeds of Christianity through the blood of the martyrs. So also today, the ranks of that list should swell and we should all be ready to face up to the fact we will be persecuted for our resistance to satan and commitment to being true disciples of Christ. Jesus warned us in St. John 15: 20-25,
"If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you : if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake : because they know not Him that sent Me. If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin : but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth Me, hateth My Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin : but now they have both seen, and hated both Me and My Father. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They have hated Me without cause."
And they continue to hate without cause. While we can't be too miffed that we weren't included on the initial list - for we have carried and openly promoted for several years the writings of many on the list - it proves the point I emphasized in my last editorial that we've been preaching to the choir and we need to go beyond said choir to reach those whose hearts are hardened; none so hard as the SPLC, but we can always hope there's a soft spot somewhere. Miracles can happen.
What are the rest? Chopped liver?
That phrase was used by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in a humorous, but poignant piece in which he pointed out in his cogent essay Hating Without Distinction, "So what am I? Chopped liver?" I got a kick out of that line and it has to totally puzzle all why he was not on the list since he is far and away the most prolific Catholic writer in the world today. Period. Tom has written more articles exposing the Judeo-Masonic agenda, conspiracy, plot - call it what you wish - and exposing the heresies of the conciLIARs than anyone else. He was the first to fire off a response to the hit list. He has spoken at the various conferences condemned by the SPLC. He was the moderator - and I might add, totally objective moderator - for the great debate last October here in Spokane between Sungenis and John Lane who was also castigated by SPLC. And yet Tom, like us, has flown under the radar. But any Traditional Catholic worth his salt cannot be afraid to be outed as a Tridentine True to all Trent decreed. We're proud of our faith and humble enough to realize that were it not for the grace of God and our recognition of it and response, we might be in Dees' shoes, God forbid. Christ says to give our enemy the other cheek and so we turn the other cheek and, in so doing, also reveal our other weapons in the Traditional movement.
Does the Southern Poverty Law Center know that they're targeting the richest group in the nation in graces, but one of the poorest in temporal goods? A good example of true poverty is Dr. Droleskey who, were it not for the bias of the mindset of modernistic society - thanks to verbal engineer muckrakers like the SPLC - would command a six-figure salary for his teaching expertise and impressive resumé. Instead, he chooses not to compromise one iota and for his reward, must scrimp to feed his family and live in a motor home that is constantly breaking down. Lately the devil is having a field day in trying to frustrate him. Though ol' hornhead has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the Droleskeys, this modern-day Job continues to plug away, faithful always to the Man from Nazareth and all He passed down through His Apostles and His holy Church. If anyone can help the Droleskey family you'll gain many spiritual graces. There's something else too many today don't stop to consider: you can't take it with you! Share a little and help Tom out. Just go to his site at Christ or chaos to find out how you can be a good Samaritan.
Tom is an ideal example of the moral and spiritual integrity and caliber of the people maligned by the SPLC. I wonder how many realize that the average income of the twelve Catholic organizations whom Beirich has aimed her vitriol at - a hit list authorized and condoned by the executive director and the SPLC - don't even meet the poverty standards of the average family! And they are a target?!! Something is definitely rotten in Denmark and Montgomery.
Such others who might feel slighted that they didn't make the list could be Father Louis Campbell whose sermons we carried on this site for over five years, and who has astutely detailed the tactics of the Talmud terrorists and the Noahide Laws perpetrated on the Goyims. Then there are Father Anthony Cekada, Bishops Daniel Dolan, Donald Sanborn and the noted exorcist Bishop Robert McKenna; lest we forget, there's Bishop Clarence Kelly and Bishop Louis Vezelis, traditional successors of the Apostles all. SPLC missed the boat in not listing Father Kevin Vaillancourt, a noted scholar and disciple of the Truths and Traditions of holy Mother Church, and long-standing editor of The Catholic Voice. Another who unbelievably became invisible to the SPLC was Father Moderator of Traditio.com who has been the most vocal regarding the meltdown of the conciliarists intimidated by Jewish interests. Have those at SPLC not heard of The Four Marks or Traditional Catholic Apologetics or NovusOrdoWatch yet, or apologist-extraordinaire Gerry Matatics or Dr. John Rao? Rao, who followed Dr. William Marra as director of the prestigious Roman Forum founded by the esteemed Tower of Trent enshrinee Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand. Rao oversees the annual presentations in Europe with the Summer Symposium. This past year he was blackballed by none other than the turncoat "cardinal" of Prague Miloslav Vlk, who in truth, is not even a true bishop but a priest pushed upstairs by JP II. Vlk's background is questionable, especially in light of the communist connection with the hierarchy in Poland that, no doubt, unless covered up - as is wont to happen with the conciliarists - would uncover one Karol Wojtyla as a communist agent considering that he was free to come and go anywhere in Poland while his superior Cardinal Stefan Wyzinksi, Archbishop of Warsaw and Primate of Poland was subjected to house arrest. What perturbs this editor is that Vlk received an honorary degree from one of my alma maters - University of St. Thomas in St. Paul or College of St. Thomas when I attended. This phony Vlk was so outraged that Rao would dare spout Catholic truth in an address to a group of Traditional Catholics in the Czech Republic at the invitation of Michael Semin of Prague, that Vlk hurled accusations at Rao of being a "terrorist", going so far as to report Rao to the U.S. State Department and other government agencies, not to mention modern Rome, as a danger to freedom. You read that right, folks.
There are several other Traditional Catholic individual writers and groups that didn't make the list and most surprising is that the extreme and explosive Dimond Brothers were left off. No one has been more outspoken against the Jewish collective as they. On second thought, maybe it's a good thing they're not on the list. Remember what we said about associations and they have personally castigated just about every Traditional Catholic group we know of.
But we suspect agitation against the small contingent of Traditional Catholic groups is also a fallout of the frustration of the very same ones who desperately railed at Mel Gibson over his accurate and masterful The Passion of The Christ and moped for two years until they openly rejoiced when he stumbled this past summer with his unfortunate drunken spree and obscene remarks. I personally disavow any defense of Mel over his inebriated tirade, which was scandalous to all, but I will defend his statement that "the Jews are responsible for all the major wars" for they are of the synagogue of satan just as St. John attested to in Apocalypse 2: 9. Therefore, should we be surprised at the attacks? No, especially in light of that verse: "I know thy tribulations and thy poverty but thou art rich : and thou art blasphemed by those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." It is no coincidence then that one of SPLC's strongest proponents for fueling the antipathy against Traditional Catholics is that advocate of hate-all-things-before Vatican II, Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League. Yes, that notorious rabble-rouser who tried to intimidate Mel Gibson into submission before The Passion of The Christ was released, then cowered in the background as his prophecies of Jewish persecution by Christians dissolved into just another lie and scare tactic. Well, folks, ol' Abe's buddies at the Southern Poverty Law Center are back and willing to use yet another trick to place blame on true Catholics by accusing "The Dirty Dozen" of, what else but, anti-Semitism. If that sounds like a tired, worn canard it is, for that is the label given to anyone disagreeing with anyone who is Jewish. Of course, they all fail to realize that the Man Who we revere as the Son of God and place all our hopes in for eternal life just happened to be a Jew. And His mother? None other than the Blessed Virgin Mary. His twelve Apostles? All Jewish. The great converter of the Jews? A man named Saul who repented and became Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles.
The Conciliar Collective Connection
Who do we have to thank for these recent attacks? Let's place the blame squarely where it belongs: the conciLIAR church of Vatican II who eschewed solid Catholic Doctrine in order to accommodate man and compromise with modernism. The humanism and ecumenical sell-out of Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, Bishop Giovanni Montini, Bishop Albino Luciani,Bishop Karol Wojtyla and Father Joseph Ratzinger are only too obvious. What SPLC and ADL and all the other liberal entities are upset with is that true Catholics won't buy into the garbage and apostasy preached by Vatican II and which has rejected Catholic truth. Therefore, quite possibly with a nudge-nudge from ol' BeneRatz himself, it's time to put the Society of St. Pius X in their place since they won't play ball with the deceivers in Modern Rome, and, since the SSPX had no luck in curbing the growing sedevacantist arguments that totally challenge any legitimacy of the imposter popes and bishops, better include them in the attacks as well.
The apostasy of the false church of Vatican II has intensified tremendously since Paul VI visibly flaunted the ephod in public. Who can forget the pitiful sight of JP II the Great Deceiver blaming the Church for the holocaust at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem on March 23, 2000 or his betrayal of the Church in blaming the Mystical Body of Christ for rejecting the Jews when he placed his pitiful and scandalous apology in the crevice of the Wailing Wall on March 26, 2000 or the annual photo-op of the chief high priest in white of the conciliar temple lighting a menora as approving rabbis look on. Oi Vey, what has happened? The inmates are running the asylum is what has happened. Antiochus rises and there are few Machabees to stand their ground. The "abomination of desolation" foretold in St. Matthew 24: 15 has desolated and decimated the eternal welfare of countless millions and millions of souls over the past forty-plus years and the one faithful remnant is attacked for their anti-semitism? Puhlease!
Make no mistake, you won't hear a single conciliar leader rebutting the SPLC smears for they are in lockstep with the whole agenda of the SPLC. To defend the Traditional Catholics attacked, they would be admitting that what the conciliar church has been preaching is in opposition to what Christ and His Church taught. Therefore, tacitly they're urging the attacks on this grassroots remnant movement that grows in substance and influence daily for if something is of God, nothing can stop it.
The Catholic Commitment
We know the Traditional Catholic movement is from the Blessed Trinity, guided by the Mother of God, because it is her Divine Son's Church that we uphold in its entirety.
True Catholics hate no one.
I repeat, true Catholics hate no one. It is the sin they detest and hate with a passion, but they single out no race, no ethnic group, not one single human being for hate. You see, folks, it is love, not hate to obey and follow our Lord and Savior's command to do all in our power to help our fellow man towards sharing in eternal life.
We also know that it is a dogma, that is, it's a fact that cannot be debated, argued or dialogued to death, that outside the Church there is no salvation - Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus . Therefore, to horde that salvific fact and not share with others would be selfish, akin to hiding our talents under a bushel basket and not pleasing to God. It follows then that it is our responsibility as Catholics to spread the Gospel as Jesus demands in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Mark 16: 15-16. God knows the conciLIAR church has abandoned His edict in John 21: 15-17 to "Feed My lambs, feed My sheep.". So are we then to ignore Christ's words in Sacred Scripture and follow the man-made church started in 1962? Not on your life!
You'll remember I mentioned that it was on the eve of the Church Unity Octave that the "hit list" was released. It has significance because of one of the most significant encyclicals of modern time by Pope Leo XIII on true Unity of the Church, Satis Cognitum in which he said the following which indemnifies everyone who does not follow 100% Catholic teaching:
"The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
Not So Hidden Agendas
Did you get that part about one drop of poison infecting the real and simple faith? Case closed as far as any rationalization for defending conciliarism. Now let's get to the hate part that seems to fuel the SPLC. These hate-searchers will find someone to hate under every rock and any agenda they don't agree with, well, they're wont to call it conspiracy. The real conspiracy is what they have pawned off on the government and people with their "tolerance laws" which are slanted to intensifying intolerance of those who possess the truth. The SPLC boasts of their association with the the ACLU, the ADL, the NEA, the NAACP, B'nai B'rith, and Friends of the UN. Talk about a list of radical anti-American ideals. Beware of the terms "tolerance" and "diversity", those are buzz words for intolerance and control by the mind rakers of anarchy.
They say you are known by the company you keep and that list of liberal organizations nails it. These are the same people who have pushed common sense and decency off the charts and enabled te perverted movements of sodomy and NAMBLA, of lessening parental rights such as encouraging the outlawing of spanking children under three in their homes. I find it amazing how they toss around the labels "neo-Nazi" when their very tactics are not neo-Nazi, but lean more to being full-blown Nazi to the core, as long as they're fighting for a liberal cause. If you are wondering whatever happened to the Third Reich, it could very well have merely remorphed into the SPLC. It is a political machine that milks millions of money from duped benefactors, mounting to multi millions of dollars. The salary of the executive director and founder Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. far exceeds by two or three times the total income of the entire twelve Catholic organizations on the hit list. That's a fact. Think about that once. The SPLC somehow has been able to influence a powerful lobby that has helped turn the National Education Association into a mob of mind rakers who have dumbed down the masses in the public school system. It has sought to wield its muscle with the American Bar Association to overlook the Constitution and ethics and seek out loopholes that leave the guilty all the more guilty and the innocent that much poorer as the lawyers, by and large, profit from such malfeasances. It has infiltrated the minds of liberal idealists within the American Civil Liberties Union to turn that once noble organization into an anti-American, anti-Christian cabal to empower our country's enemies and weaken the citizens. If asked, the SPLC would wholeheartedly endorse abortion and "gay" marriages, yet not one person has ever been able to account for what is gay about homosexuality. The SPLC has been influential in curtailing censures on the UN for their intentional eventual take-over of the United States in the same vein the European Union is presently running amok.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a misnomer. True, it has its roots in the south with its headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama, but it is not funded by the good ol' boys of the south. No the rebels avoid it like the plague. Rather, the majority of their funds come from, ready for this, the very same people Jimmy Carter identified - "New York money men." We all know who he was talking about and it is obvious. Not only New York, but Washington D.C. as well. Check Wall Street, check Fortune 500. You can't cover up the money trail. Let's call a spade a spade. If it is Jewish money - should we say "money donated by those of the Jewish persuasion" that by and large funds the SPLC? Oh, I better be careful what I say here or I'll be accused of anti-Semitism. Folks, I'd rather be called an anti-Semite than disloyal to Christ. And that's what Semitism is: disloyalty to the true Messias, the King of kings. So in that vein, every true Catholic is, according to the SPLC terms: anti-Semitic. So be it! Consider the source.
The Real Dirty Dozen Facts
And speaking of sources, we've done some investigating of our own about this organization that few Traditional Catholics ever heard of prior to January 17, 2007. What we found, thanks to another group from the deep south, the Southern Legal Resource Center, should shed some light on the bigoted and hypocritical slant the Southern Poverty Law Center possesses. While on the surface it would seem the Southern Poverty Law Center was founded for a noble purpose, look beneath the veneer and you see corruption and perversion. The facts speak for themselves, so let's look at twelve of the many reasons why they are what they are. We call it the real "Dirty Dozen" facts:
1. For starters, let's examine the background of its founder Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. Jewish by birth, he's really a Zionist who was raised in Macon County, Alabama. Dees went on to receive his Bachelor's and Law Degree from the University of Alabama. One would naturally think that he would normally join a law firm and work his way up after graduating from "Roll, Tide U." The facts are that he forged his wealth hawking cookbooks and other items with a certain Millard Fuller - as far as we know no relation to the well-known Fuller Brush enterprise. In fact, to Fuller's credit with assistance from Carter's peanut empire, he founded "Habitat for Humanity." A well-respected humanistic endeavor which former President Carter still vigorously supports.
2. But Fuller is not the philanthropist you might think. His main purpose, in true capitalist fashion with Dees was "to make a pile of money." Oh, what a noble cause! Fuller lost his religion whatever that was due to the "root of all evil" - the lust for money. While peddling their wares, Dees and Fuller opened a law firm in Montgomery, Alabama and represented the Ku Klux Klan in defense of a charge of beating the Freedom Riders back in 1961 in the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Montgomery.
3. Ironic when you realize that Dees and Fuller played both sides of the street, posing as a civil rights organization while defending the Nazis of the South - the Ku Klux Klan whose target has always been Blacks and...you guessed it, Roman Catholics, and yet, sets itself up as a defender of the Blacks. Go figure.
4. When funds had dried up for defending the KKK, Dees teamed up with a fellow Jew Joseph Levin and Julian Bond to found the Southern Poverty Law Center. You know, keep 'em guessing. Oh, by the way, that Bond - Julian Bond - is the same organizer of the American Civil Rights Movement, a died-in-the-wool liberal Democratic Senator from Georgia who today is head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Doesn't it surprise you that they still say "colored people" when we've been programmed to use the term "Blacks" or "African Americans"? Nevertheless, Bond's affinity for his race does not extend to conservative confreres Alan Keyes and Clarence Thomas, both nominally 'Catholic' who also happen to be conservative Republicans. By the way, Levin left the SPLC five years after it was founded and many followed in ensuing years with horror stories to document the dishonesty of the SPLC.
5. A year after Dees was successful in incorporating the SPLC, he served as a chief fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, raising twenty million dollars for McGovern's failed campaign. Pardon me, but isn't there not only a conflict of interest, but a violation of IRS stipulations for non-profits? Especially since the bylaws are not written up to fund the Democratic Party. Let a Traditional Catholic organization try to raise any money for a pro-life candidate and the IRS will be down on top of it faster than a New York minute.
6. The saga of Morris S. Dees continues for in 1975, he was arrested and removed from court (why he was not permanently disbarred is evidence of a corrupt judicial system and money under the bench) for bribing a witness in the case of Joan Little, a black convict accused of wielding an ice-pick in the brutal murder of a prison guard. The Columbia Journalism Review, not known for being conservative, reported that the Communist Party played a crucial role in "controlling the entire political movement surrounding the case." Does the name Angela Davis ring a bell to those who remember the radical leftist Communist? The Review stated that "Party members were visible and influential on the defense committee, and the party frequently set up rallies of support around the country." Yes, folks, Dees was defending the atheistic Reds!
7. To show how Dees was an opportunist in latching on to whatever was expedient, a year later he signed on as a fund-raiser for James Earl Carter with the ambition of becoming Jimmy's Attorney General, but bowed out when he realized ol' Jimmy was just a good ol' Southern boy who neither veered right or left, but played it safe. Dees stated back then to The Progressive in July 1988, "You've got to have a candidate who is way out on the extremes!" I can guarantee you he was not advocating for a far-right candidate, folks. It's also Interesting, is it not that Jimmy Carter has now been villainized by the very same who formerly supported him because he has come out in defense of Palestine? Ah, yes, what was it our Lord said in St. Matthew 6: 24 and St. Luke 16: 9 about making friends of "the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings"? Dees continued his fundraising by trading his soul to the most extreme of the left, none other than Ted Kennedy in 1980. His thirty pieces of silver? Access to Kennedy's mailing list. Four years later he latched onto Gary Hart's coattails until the latter's campaign was drydocked thanks to a tryst with a Donna Rice on a cabin cruiser called "Monkey Business" off the coast of Florida.
8. And speaking of trysts, well it only gets worse for Mr. Dees and might account for why his
organization is so anti-Catholic and down on traditional Christian values. Not only was he divorced, but in the divorce proceedings his wife testified that he was also a homosexual. Not only submitting to such perversion, but also it was recorded in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals CIV 2114 in 1979 that Dees had "numerous affairs with women including his daughter-in-law and underage stepdaughter."
9. One would surmise from the above that Dees is an immoral person who still has not learned his lesson and still seeks to deceive. In fact, in an extensive in-depth series of articles in The Montgomery Advertiser, one of Dee's confederates Courtney Mullin stated that Dees "is not immoral, he's amoral." She went so far as to say it outright: "I hesitate to say the words that I want to say because they sound so far out, but I really think the Center - in so far as Morris embodies the Center - is evil." That pretty much says it all and now you know the source of the attack against Traditional Catholics. Mullin further exposed the SPLC of their total dishonesty and bilking countless victims out of contributions that never went to the cause advertised, but rather "to line the coffers of the Southern Poverty Law Center so they can have the most beautiful building in the world and have all this money in the bank. It's wrong." Darn right it's wrong, Courtney.
10. In 1986, The Montgomery Advertiser cited Harpers Magazine in an article
by Ken Silverstein titled, "The Church of Morris Dees", documenting that the entire legal staff of the SPLC - everyone in that department - "resigned in protest of Dees' refusal to address issues such as poverty, homelessness, voter registration and other issues they considered more pertinent to poor minorities rather than to get rich fighting the Klan chimera." Interesting, is it not that Dees broke into the limelight defending the Klan and campaigning for the well-known southern segregationist George Wallace. In the August 3, 1996 issue of USA Today the SLPC was named the "nation's richest civil rights organization with $68 million in assets and another of Dees' former coworkers testified that Dees "is a fraud who has milked a lot of very wonderful, well intentioned people." To show how his organization has duped so many, four years later the total assets were over $120 million. Poverty? Not on your life.
11. Posing as an advocate of Civil Rights for Blacks for over 30 years, one would think it would be staffed generously with African Americans, especially considering the population of Montgomery is 49% Black to 47% white and 4% composed of other ethnic groups. But noooo! The Montgomery Advertiser chronicled that it had only hired "two black staff attorneys in its history, both of whom left unhappy. 12 of 13 former Black employees interviewed by the Montgomery Advertiser complained they experienced or observed racial problems during their employment. Several said the SPLC was 'more like a plantation'." The Birmingham News conducted an investigation in 1996 and uncovered that a Harvard Law School alum interning at SPLC in 1989 stated, "As I was told (at the SPLC), they don't need Black people telling them how to handle Black issues." Dees has displayed a hypocritical attitude countless times, exhibiting himself and his organization as a wolf in sheep's clothing. Another former SPLC associate, Millard Farmer cited to Ken Silverstein in his Harper's Magazine article that Dees is "the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil rights movement, though I don't mean to malign Jim and Tammy Faye." Talk about damning praise. The Bakkers bilked thousands out of millions, then divorced with both resurrecting to do the very same thing. Tammy Faye remarried in Orlando and Jim Bakker, also remarried, in Branson, Missouri. Dees is of the same ilk. What was that P.T. Barnum said? Oh, right, "There's a sucker born every minute." Sadly, there are many suckers out there who are still sucked in by Dees and his organization who search out hate in order to mask their own hate.
12. The San Diego Union-Tribune, definitely not a conservative daily, reported in the
August 25, 2002 issue that "Dees is well known for putting 'Hate on Trial' in the 1990 Portland, Oregon civil trial of extremist Tom Metzger. One of the witnesses on trial, Greg Withrow, now accuses Dees of suborning perjury by paying witnesses (and then hush money for another 5 years) for their testimony. To call Metzger an "extremist" is putting it mildly for he was the head of the White Aryan Nation, headquartered in Fallbrook, California, a mushrooming forest village known as the Avocado Capital of the World situated 40 miles north of San Diego. Fallbrook is also known as the home of Dodger Hall of Famer Duke Snider who doesn't have a racist bone in his body and welcomed Jackie Robinson with open arms, when some of his teammates and many opposing players would not. Talk about polar opposites in the same small community! That aside, is it not interesting that the Metzger trial was at least the second time Dees was accused of bribing witnesses and still he is allowed to practice law, even though it is documented that well short of half the profits are used for defending clients. In fact, most of their profits come from fundraising. Isn't it time the IRS audits their books?
There you have the real "Dirty Dozen" reasons why the SPLC and Dees are frauds and have no credibility whatsoever. What they really represent are the disciples of the devil - no question about it - who, unless they repent and make reparation - as in millions of dollars, they will have to account before God for their transgressions, grievous offenses before the Almighty. They might also need to bulk up their legal staff and reposition the emphasis on "Law" rather than "Poverty" for, knowing the sincerity and honesty of most of these attacked Traditional organizations, they have a good legal case to file a lawsuit for libel and slander against SLPC. Do you think little ol' Heidi thought about the consequences when she spewed out her little hit piece on the keyboard? Stay tuned. We will publish any and all rebuttals by the Traditional organizations as they respond to this calumny by an organization that thrives on deceit and corruption.
We Have Our Marching Orders. Let's Rally as One.
As I said earlier, you are known by the company you keep. Those who faithfully keep God's Commandments and are faithful to the Faith handed down from our Lord to His Apostles and ultimately to us, we can be assured we are in good company and we're at the right and only Door as Jesus asserts in the Gospel of St. John: 10: 7-18
"Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All they who came are thieves and robbers, and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. If any one enter by Me, he shall be saved : and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd giveth His life for His sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth : and the wolf snatcheth, and scattereth the sheep : and the hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling : and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know Mine, and Mine know Me. As the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father, and I lay down My life for My sheep. And other sheep I have that are not of this fold : them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth the Father love Me: becasue I lay down My life, that I may take it again. No man taketh it away from Me : but I lay it down of Myself, and I have power to lay it down; and I have power to take it up again. This commandment I have received from My Father."
The above passage solidifies the course of Traditional Catholics and it brings up another very interesting point that proves dissension still roosts in the Jewish craw. The next verses of St. John 10: 19-21 show the animosity of the Jews toward Christ:
"A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words. And many of them said: He hath a devil, and is mad : why hear you Him? Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil: Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?"
Christ did not ignore their prejudice and intolerance, but accosted them directly in St. John 10: 25-30,
"I speak to you, and you believe not : the works that I do in the name of My Father, they give testimony of Me : but you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me : And I give them life everlasting : and they shall not perish for ever; and no man shall snatch them out of My hand. That which My Father hath given Me, is greater than all : and no one can snatch them out of the hand of My Father. I and the Father are one."
So what did the Jews do? They "took up stones, to stone Him." Not much has changed in 2000 years has it? Should we expect less of our perfidious brethren who refuse to accept Christ as the promised Messias? While Montini, Wojtyla and Ratzinger tried to nuzzle up to these heathens and disavow what holy Mother Church has always taught, the Jews embrace these traitors of Christ. Their company alone is proof of the apostasy of the VulgArians who have usurped Catholic properties and titles. It was one of those attacked recently by SPLC, as mentioned above, none other than Atila Sinke Guimarães , who first exposed Joseph Ratzinger's anathema that the Jews' wait for the Messias is not in vain. He translated from Italian the little known document titled "The Hebrew People and its Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible" by the Pontifical Biblical Commission at that time which has since become very important is ascertaining Ratzinger's heresies. In the spring of 2002 Atila gave The Daily Catholic the exclusivity of publishing his seven-part critique on April 15 of that year. You can read it at Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition. Atila showed how Ratzinger's Hegelian mindset opened a new synthesis to appease the Jews, which, in effect, is an antithesis and has been roundly condemned by three dogmatic infallible Councils, Third Lateran, Trent and Vatican I, not to mention Ratzinger's approval was a direct contradiction to St. Pius X's encyclical against the "mother of all heresies" Modernism, Pascendi Domenici Gregis and Pope Pius XII's Humani Generis.
And yet, we should thank the SLPC for they might very well do what none of the Traditional Catholic groups have been able to do: unite the Traditionalists! That's right. A few years ago we were getting closer until Christopher Ferrara and Father Gruner had a little too much Kool Aid or smoked a few too many funny cigarettes and turned against their own, sowing dissension within our own ranks with a full-out assault on sedevacantists. Why? Our take is that those were marching orders from the SSPX who, in order to cozy up to the newchurch VulgArians, needed to eradicate or demean those who don't believe the conciliar popes could possibly be Catholic and have provided all the proof necessary. So, like ravenous wolves, they saw no compunction in attacking their own. Who are the hirelings here anyway? Ironic, is it not that Ferrara and Fr. Gruner are on that list? Well, we say welcome back. Enough of the infighting. Let's strengthen our ranks by fighting back, exposing the enemy for who they are. That has been the purpose of this editorial. Enough with the defense, it's time to take the offensive.
After all, it was His Holiness Pope St. Pius X who wrote in Our Apostolic Mandate in 1910,
"The great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. [...] Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists."
Did you hear that, SPLC? The true friends of the people are those very ones you lambast. The facts of the matter, which the SPLC has been kind enough to point out, (note the tongue placed squarely in cheek), is that these Traditional Catholic entities are all of one flock - who believe in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Christ upon the Rock of Peter. Isn't it time we put aside our differences and unite against the common enemy: the Modernists who come in all forms of disguises, whether they be over-paid insecure heads of the ADL, or flaunting to be noticed as influential amoral Dixie grits like the Southern Poverty Law Center, or Judases in the robes of Catholic clerics be they black, magenta, scarlet or papal white. The fact that some of the enemy happen to be Jewish is a circumstance that can't be helped, but they could help themselves if they'd realize how wrong they are and every word and action they perform will be judged by the Almighty Judge at each's particular judgment. Won't they be surprised when they discover these "radical anti-Semitics" were right all along?!
But we won't be right if we don't toe the line and stick to our guns. Let's reload the ammo and not come out denying the fact that we hold to what the Sacred Scriptures say, to what our Lord and Savior said, to what His Church has always taught. The Old Testament finished its course when the Jews rejected Christ for the story of the Old Covenant is the fulfillment of the New Covenant, the one which Jesus clearly identifies throughout the Gospels, and especially in St. John 6: 47-59. And the Jews cannot claim they did not know. After all, as St. John records in his own words in verse 60 of the same chapter, "These things He said, teaching in the synagogue, in Capharnaum." Folks, He came to convert the Jews but they rejected Him. Are we going to kowtow to those who rejected Him and, yes, killed Him (cf. St. Matthew 27: 25) and to show visible proof that God put His stamp of approval on the fulfillment and end of the Old Testament and to illustrate the fate of the Jewish people, "the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom". Since then the "chosen people" have wandered in exile and only in the last 50 years have they reclaimed what they lost, even though they have no legitimate claim to the inheritance of the Old Covenant for they broke the contract with God, not vice versa.
No, folks, we must focus our attention on bringing the truth to those who claim to be Jewish for it is not hate but absolute love that we earnestly seek to see the Jews reject their apostasy and embrace Jesus Christ as the promised Messias once and for all. Their salvation depends on it; our salvation depends on it. It is love from our love for God that motivates us to love our neighbor - be he friend or foe. I repeat for those hard of hearing in Montgomery, it is love not hate that motivates every Traditional Catholic. Yes, that love extends even to such forlorn souls as Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. and his cronies. We love you, Morris, because you are made in the image and likeness of God. It is what you do that we hate. It is also the wise and holy Doctor of the Church Saint Francis de Sales, whose feast we celebrate on this Monday in this last week of the Time of Epiphany, who counseled in his inspired Introduction to the Devout Life, "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: 'Here is the wolf!' when it enters the flock or anywhere else." And because of that, we will continue to expose and identify the real hate mongers!