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Hoffman - Vatican a Cabalist Jewish Front Since Renaissance

June 7, 2017

hoffman-book.jpgFar from being a break from elite Roman Catholicism 
the Judaic policy of the 'Vatican II Church' 
 is the fulfillment and culmination of the centuries-old 
crypto-Kabbalism and Talmudism of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

Michael Hoffman's new bookThe Occult Renaissance Church of Rome,
available from Amazon substantiates 
the argument made here in 2012 that Vatican II was
a continuation rather than deviation from the past. 

Below it, find Jude Duffy's view that Hoffman
is fundamentally anti-Catholic. 










by Michael Hoffman
(henrymakow.com)


With regard to the rivalry of competing elites, it is true that in general the Vatican, from the 16th century onward, served Talmudic-Kabbalistic Judaism in a manner radically different from that of the British Crown.

But to mistake tactical differences and smokescreen rhetoric for a genuine war between an anti-Judaic Vatican Catholicism and a pro-Judaic British Crown, is an enormous blunder.

From the Renaissance onward, the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy had been infiltrated by Talmudic/Kabbalistic forces, even though, on occasion, individual popes, cardinals, bishops, saints and laymen attempted to reverse the trend, without success.

54c4374478207_girolamo_savonarola.jpgOne of these, the Dominican Savonarola, left, was hanged and burned for his trouble. While it is true that Giordano Bruno was also immolated, Bruno was killed for the same reasons that the Cryptocracy did away with Mormon founder Joseph Smith, not because the cartel disagreed with his masonic philosophy, but due to his overweening ambition, whereby he was becoming a threat to their leadership. Observe too that Bruno's cult is very strong today, while Savonarola's memory is shrouded in ignominy.

My thesis is that, far from being a break from elite Roman Catholicism since the sixteenth century, the Judaic policy of the 'Vatican II Church' as it emerged publicly after 400 hundred years, is the fulfillment and culmination of the centuries-old crypto-Kabbalism and Talmudism of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

This is the solution to the riddle of the resistance of the popes from Paul VI onward, to naive -- though sincere and often heroic -- traditional Catholic calls to the recent occupants of the papacy, to be 'loyal to the Church of all Time,' and 'repudiate Vatican II,' and 'return the Church to as she was before the 1960s.'


popecross.jpg (Left. Pope John Paul outed himself and his Roman Catholic Church as Zionist flunkies by sitting on a throne with an inverted satanic cross during his visit to Israel in 2000.)

The popes of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries know what these uninitiated traditionalists do not: the Roman Church before Vatican II had been serving the kings of Kabbalah since the time of the Florentine Medicis. As startling as this datum will appear to most, the historical record will show that this was the case. From this occult root grew the accursed fig tree we see today.

I anticipate the protests of some: 'but I have this church document that excoriates Masonry;' and 'in such-and-such a city the Talmud was burned by ecclesiastical order during the Renaissance.'

Yes, indeed, and if these acts were part of a seamless theology and statecraft from on high, then this would be significant evidence contradicting my thesis. But those who cite these anti-Judaic tactics without being cognizant of the pro-Judaic strategy that informed them, are lost in a wilderness of mirrors.

As Lenin stated so succinctly: "Two steps forward, one step back." In order to preserve the secret of the Renaissance and post-Renaissance Vatican's fundamental orientation to rabbinic ideology and mystical Kabbalistic gnosis and suzerainty, sometimes the hierarchy appeared to discipline or repress Judaic elements, to placate either the Catholic mob or restless intellectuals and holy persons in its own ranks. I will have much more to say about these chess moves in Renaissance Roman Catholicism.

A call to a return to the dogma and praxis of the medieval Lateran-era Church would be truly Catholic and anti-rabbinic, and this should be the banner of the "traditionalists."

Anything else plays into the hands of the current Vatican adepts who know better than the "traditionalists," that revolutionary change commenced in the 1500s, and that 1960s Catholicism is merely the natural child of an unnatural parent. Until Catholic "traditionalists" know what these Vatican initiates know, they will be privately mocked in Rome as gullible and ignorant enthusiasts of something that hasn't existed for more than 400 years.

Our ignorance only evokes contempt. The conversion of modern Rome requires that we negotiate from a position of knowledge. To do this we must dispel our illusions and learn the clandestine history of the serpent that grasped hold of the Catholic Church and subjected it to revolutionary change, beginning from one of the great citadels of the Money Power, the moral sewer that was Florence -- the magnificence of its art works being no kind of absolution -- but rather, a Dorian Gray-like cover for the filth that flowed above and below, and soon spread throughout the Church at its most stratospheric levels; as presaged in The Inferno by that other Florentine, the truly Catholic Dante Alighieri.

Don't be hoodwinked!



(Hoffman is the author of Judaism Discovered (hardcover, 1100 pages), and Judaism's Strange Gods). His website is revisionist history.org



Jude Duffy on why he thinks Michael Hoffman is anti Catholic-

There are many reasons that Mr Hoffman is anti-Catholic: e.g.,  his attempts to whitewash the proven leading role of Protestants in the rise of usurious capitalism. Mr Hoffman persistently implies that this role is largely an invention of Hilaire Belloc and other Catholic polemicists, whereas in fact it is something Protestants boasted about long before Belloc was even born - and something they still boast of today.  And the facts speak for themselves, e.g., the dominating role of Huguenots in the foundation of the Bank of England.

It's one thing to argue, validly, that Catholics were far from blameless for the rise of usury, but Mr Hoffman goes far beyond this, and makes no secret of his admiration for Luther, Calvin and that vile hypocrite Oliver Cromwell - a man who appears to have had no religious convictions of any kind apart from a genocidal hatred of Catholics - as David Hume (an admirer of Cromwell let it be said) noted.

However one does not have to take into account Mr Hoffman's views on history in order to perceive his strong animus toward the Catholic Church. Like many other professed enemies of the corporate media, he consistently and uncritically recycles MSM narratives about the clerical child abuse scandals in the Catholic Church - never  entertaining the possibility that these narratives form part of a coordinated hate campaign against the Church.

Sure, he'll sometimes complain that the media ignore clerical abuse among "Judaics", but he studiously ignores the equally obvious truth that the media also cover up clerical abuse in all of the Protestant denominations - in order to portray clerical sexual crime as a uniquely Catholic vice. Many Protestants, to their great credit, have acknowledged the way their denominations have been given a free pass on this issue.

Where are the blockbuster Hollywood films about sexual abuse in British Protestant private schools - something C.S. Lewis, A.N. Wilson, and many other writers have recalled as being institutionalized? By contrast Hollywood produces an anti-Catholic blockbuster on average every two or three years.

By the same token, has Mr Hoffman ever addressed the British media's coordinated campaign of vile character assassination against those who have accused British establishment bigwigs such as Ted Heath and Leon Brittan of sexual abuse? The media have also gone so far as to attack the British police for daring to investigate these allegations - allegations the police insist are credible. Contrast that with the same Masonic media's unquestioning acceptance of any and all allegations against Catholic priests and religious - no matter how far back in time they go.  

But let's cut to the chase: if Hoffman isn't anti-Catholic, what exactly is he? In spite of repeated requests, he refuses to state what his own current religious position is. He appears to believe that the post-Renaissance Catholic Church is a corrupt counterfeit of the "true" Medieval Church, but so far as I know, he has never made clear what religious authority, if any, he deems worthy of obedience in the modern world. To further complicate matters, he has also dismissed Sedevacantism - the belief that the seat of Peter is currently vacant. So if he believes the modern popes are real popes, but are nonetheless heads of a corrupt body, that sounds like anti-Catholicism to me. 

In truth the anti-Catholicism of much of Hoffman's recent output is so glaringly obvious I'm surprised anyone can seriously question it. It isn't a case of him merely lumping in Catholicism in with the general corruption of modern Christianity: on the contrary, like the corporate media he claims to despise, he directs a vastly disproportionate amount of his fire at the sins, real and imaginary, of the Church. 

 To be honest Hoffman baffles me a bit when it comes to the Church - a couple of years ago he wrote quite a philo-Catholic piece about Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin, but yet I think I'm being quite fair in describing much of his recent output as anti-Catholic. I also recall that a few years ago when you published the  article by Tony Blizzard about the evils of the Reformation he wrote the piece above attempting to refute Blizzard's argument. I suspect the real problem is that he is romantically attached to the idea of the heroic rebel - exemplified by the likes of Luther, Cromwell and the New England Puritans. In Luther's case his latter denunciation of the Jews is a huge bonus where Hoffman is concerned. I'm not sure he knows himself what his true position is - he strikes me as in some respects  quite an emotional character.  I also read somewhere that he is quite proud of being related to the German Anabaptist of the same name.  

Michael Hoffman replies: 

On no evidence, "Jude Duffy" upholds the notion that usury began with the Protestants and not the Romanists, while ignoring the extensive arguments and documentation in my books Usury in Christendom and The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome (chapter 16, "The Breeders of Money Gain Dominion").

Instead of responding to the plethora of facts marshaled in those books we are greeted with lies about this writer supposedly "admiring" Oliver Cromwell.  Where does my critic offer any documentation for the preceding libel?

My histories are a defense of the true Catholic Church against the modernism, paganism, institutionalized sodomy, papalolatry and usury of the Renaissance and post-Renaissance Church of Rome. The following is Freudian drivel:

"I suspect the real problem is that he is romantically attached to the idea of the heroic rebel - exemplified by the likes of Luther, Cromwell and the New England Puritans."

He "suspects"?

These reckless statements are calculated to harm my reputation as a historian. On what basis do these absurd personal attacks qualify for publication? I welcome scholarly contradictions and challenges to my thesis; this is not one of them.







Comments for "Hoffman - Vatican a Cabalist Jewish Front Since Renaissance"

MR said (June 8, 2017):

I'd like to mention something about that photo in the article, which shows an upside down cross next to Pope John Paul ll.

Michael Hoffman says that it's a satanic cross, but this shows his extreme ignorance regarding Catholicism.

An upside down cross is a traditional way to remind us that Saint Peter, the first pope, asked to be crucified upside down, since he felt he was unworthy to be crucified as Our Lord was. You'll find paintings of St. Peter crucified upside down, if you do a google search. All of the Apostles were martyred, except for St. John. The Popes use this as a symbol to remind them of the importance of their office, and it has absolutely nothing to do with satan.


Paul said (June 8, 2017):

All I can say about those bashing the Catholic Church and equating them to mystery religions, etc., using such garbage as Hislop and others, are only furthering the Jewish New World Order, instead of stopping it. Books like these lie or tell half-truths to discredit the Roman Catholic Church. As for Hoffman, here's a good rebuttal to his previous book on usury: https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/michael-hoffmans-infatuation-with-protestantism/


Milton said (June 8, 2017):

The Catholic Church has always been problematical from its foundation, see 'The Two Baybylons' by Alexander Hislop and 'Solving The Mystery Of Babylon The Great' by Edward Hendrie. Paganism was incorporated into the Church from the beginning. Edward Hendrie mentions crypto Jewish influence.

I am reading 'The Golden Bough' by Frazer and he also shows the similarity between Christian and Pagan terminology etc. He states that Bethlehem means house of bread and Adonis was worshipped before as a corn spirit. The corn spirit suffers ( is reaped and threshed) dies (lies dormant) and is resurrected to life in the new crops. Jesus is the bread of life.

I think that the gist of Christianity is correct but we have to accept the rest because it is written as such. Man cannot live of bread alone as scripture says,and man has always needed some religious belief.

Also, the name of Christ does seem to be effectual in Exorcism. Maybe it is as the Church fathers postulated - Satan knew about God's plan and imitated it in his paganism.


Marco said (June 8, 2017):

Hoffman struck a nerve. The sad thing about the state of affairs within the Catholic Church is that people despise one another... People are becoming lost in politics in which we have no control over, and are turning against one another because of difference of opinion.

Everyone forgot that Jesus said, 'My last commandment is this, love one another as I have loved you.'

What is a traditionalist anyway if he doesn't follow the basic simple commandments of God? To me a Catholic traditionalist these days is largely just an apologist for the institution or someone lost trying to find their way home, thinking that rigid rules and a rigid historical viewpoint will lead them their.

If you want to find God, you must seek Him with your whole heart, and be unafraid to love without condition. That some traditionalists dare to boast that they possess the fullness of belief and historical knowledge, is unfortunate -- and will not lead to God; God resists the proud.

In truth, Christ doesn't need the Catholic institution, he never did. But if it is profitable to God's children, and it bears fruit, then it will last. But it is the Mystical Body of Him that is the true universal Church... You can't see it, and you don't know who is even in it until you are touched by God's grace and see the beauty inside the soul of your brother/ sister. A person who isn't even a baptised Catholic can be part of this body, the Church is universal and God's love is a fire. Fire doesn't follow strict rules, it consumes. This is real Catholic dogma.

Unfortunately a traditionalist may read that, condemn it as 'feel good Christianity', and go on his sad journey to nowhere.


Linda said (June 8, 2017):

This is a scurrilous piece against the Roman Catholic Church.

The infiltration of the Church by the organised forces of Anti-Christ (the synagogue) is acknowledged in the Book of Jude. The Petrine Office, especially, has been the subject of historical debate both within and without the Church. Not for nothing do the Elders of Zion cite the chief adversaries of their Judaic Imperium as “the Russian Autocracy was the one and only serious foe we had in world, without counting the Roman Pontiff” (Protocol 15).

Throughout the centuries that debate has gone back and forth. And in many of the Renaissance papacies it is obvious that the foes of the Church had possession of the papacy - and not just with usury – with morals generally. But that is not the last word. Faithful and determined bishops got the Petrine Office and many chanceries back again for the Church. The definitive ban against usury 1311 (Pope Clement V) was reiterated in Vix Pervenit Pope Benedict XIV 1745. In the previous century Pope St Pius X made great strides in cleaning up the infiltration with the Oath Against Modernism.

None of this prevented Catholic princes from joining secret sects and engaging in the practice of usury to the ruin of their states. It is clear from history that they did so. And a Rothschild central bank was imposed on the Vatican after the papal states were carved away from the Roman See when Garibaldi and Mazzini plunged the Italian peninsula into a bloodbath of revolution. Their victory saw all the principalities and city states of the peninsula welded into the Italian state. The Empire of the City would have bankrolled that revolution (as it did the French) and executed it through its Grand Orient partisans, so it was a foregone conclusion that the new Italian state would be owned by a Rothschild central bank and under tribute. This did not prevent Pope Leo XIII, a prisoner of the Vatican, from condemning usury again in 19th century.

The fact that the Roman Catholic Church is now (again) in the hands of its foes does not grant a license to its detractors to opine ‘it was ever thus’ and tell Catholics persevering in the faith, morals and Tradition of the Church and persecuted within and without the Church that our faith is a sham. Catholics are still against usury.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBdJglu6s54
Professor E Michael Jones author of Libido Dominandi on Banking and Sodomy


CR said (June 7, 2017):

I see that some people take issue with Mr. Hoffmann's views on the Catholic church. It seems to me that, if anything, he doesn't go far enough. The Catholic church was founded by Constantine, who was also the leader of the Sol Invictus (unconquerable sun) cult. There was debate within the early church about certain issues such as the divinity and identity of Jesus (was he God, son of God, prophet, etc.) and the trinity was highly contentious as well. If the foundation is shaky, how do you expect the rest to turn out?

I can recall an article of Mr. Hoffmann's denouncing a book by the title of "The Two Babylons", written in the 1800's by an Alexander Hislop. I realize there there may be certain omissions (ex.: he was not aware that the image and story of St. George are identical to Nimrod) and Mr. Hislop cites certain works that have been out of print for centuries, but this book was also written long before the internet so knowledge was much more scarce than it is today. In my opinion, "The Two Babylons" presents a credible argument that the Catholic church was based on the mysteries of Egypt and Babylon from the very beginning. What is Mr. Hoffmann's argument against this book?


Tony B said (June 7, 2017):

It is obvious that Hoffman truly attacks none but the Catholic Church, demanding absolute perfection of its humans alone, basically giving everything else, everyone else, a pass. There is no balance whatsoever in his condemnations.

The Church never claimed to be operated perfectly, unabashedly stating that humans are not perfect. What Hoffman seems to be attacking is that Catholics, real Catholics, make no bones about their Church created by Jesus Christ is itself the perfect Church, created by God Himself. And that it will last, one way or another, so long as the world lasts.

One of the first hidden facts I learned about WW2 was that the Catholic Church alone was responsible for stopping communism from washing over the whole European continent at that time. This was learned from Richard Wurmbrand, the Romanian Jew turned Lutheran, and other WW2 survivors of equal integrity.

Just lately, due to interest in the 100th anniversary of the miracle of "the dancing sun" at Fatima, Portugal, I learned that had Popes Pius XI, or Pius XII carried out the simple requests of the Virgin Mary at Fatima there would have been no WW2. Their obstinacy was due to "modernism" in the Church which was just then gathering strength.

How can anyone, with this information at hand, say the Catholic Church had been dead since the fifteenth century?


Rich said (June 7, 2017):

How can Hoffman claim that Vatican II was the culmination of centuries of crypto-Kabbailsim if no doctrine was changed? What revolutionaries have done in the name of Vatican II does not reflect what are contained and transmitted in the actual documents. Even Nostra Aetate, the document that is now known as the document concerning the Jews states, “not all Jews at the time of Christ were responsible of the Crucifixion” That means that some Jews were. Obviously the Blessed Virgin, the Apostles and those Jews who became Christians are not responsible. And yes, that would even include those who converted and were baptized after Pentecost. That the media tries to paint the picture that the Church no longer holds Jews responsible for this greatest of atrocities is complete rubbish. The Church is always going to be a primary battleground and intrigue has been going on since the beginning. That’s one reason you know what it professes to be true.

Hoffman is starting to remind me of the triple agent he claims Malachi Martin was. If what Hoffman claims is true there is no reason to have a “traditionalist” movement at all. We might as well eat, drink, be merry, screw our fellow man, exploit the poor, submit to every carnal desire imaginable and worship the Devil.


Mike said (September 3, 2012):

God bless Michael Hoffman for having the courage to stand up nearly alone in the Roman Catholic world. I am not a scholar but just about everyone in the world can see that the current Roman Catholic Church has become a wicked parody of a church. Forced clerical celibacy - 1000 years ago, spinning Jesus with beads - 800 years ago (original spin doctors?) .Is it any wonder that one Martin Luther was able to create such damage to a termite infested Church? At least his last book warned of the Talmudic peril. In 1870 the Church devolved into Club Infallible and the Marian Mystery Detour. Pius IX approved of three Marian apparitions. Once popes are considered infallible, that means errors become permanent . All Catholics have been demoted by this infallible nerve gas that acts like spiritual aids. Defending traditional no contraception, no abortion becomes difficult when the pedo protecting pope and clergy have lost their credibility by preaching a new and strange Talmudic gospel.

I am still waiting for a true Roman Catholic revival. Hoffman has got the tradionalist's number - trying to pin the donkey's tail on Vatican II shows extreme naivety. Fatima and Medugorge will probably end up making billions of Catholic skeptics. The Church was instructed to preach the gospel, not fairy tales and liberal lies. The Protestants have their Rapture theory, we have apparitions and theories of the infallible man. Meanwhile the ugly reality of truth is ready to come crashing down.


Will said (September 1, 2012):

My comment on the catholic church. Linkage that address the following points:

Peter as 1st Pope, Infallibility and clarification on the keys to the church as well as his equal position with the other Apostles:
http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=11&article=2561

Virgin mary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYdYaeYdJW4

Their Misconception of communion of the saints:
http://www.tektonics.org/lp/pwsaints.html

A worker in Christ

Will
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Tony Cooper (author of Robin Hood Revealed) said (September 1, 2012):

"The Church" is anyone that continuously "does" God's Will. Not by following a pagan, ritualistic, non-scriptural "church".

Rod, it was the Catholic Church that created the canon of Scripture incorporating the Old and New Testaments which you know as the Bible, so how can it possibly be "non-scriptural" ? It is the only legitimate teaching authority, deriving that authority from Christ, through the Apostles and down to the present day by the apostolic succession. From whom did you derive authority to teach the Christian Faith?

Michael Hoffman has let the 20th century coup by Freemasonry at the Vatican cloud his judgement of Church history. The Catholic Church may be infiltrated by Freemasonry but the true Faith will never be overcome by them, as Christ Himself promised. Hoffman should reflect on Christ's promise.


Tom said (August 31, 2012):

more on the upside down cross ...
definitely satanic

"make note of where it is being used, and what direction it is coming from, so you will not be tricked into following those who use it"
http://www.barr-family.com/godsword/rpropfulfill/rayfulfill/upside-down-cross.htm

and
as part of the peace symbol
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/peace_sign.htm
http://www.teachpeace.com/peacesymbolhistory.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtOUI-seCIg


Imran said (August 31, 2012):

Years ago a friend told me that a female acquantice of his family told Pope John Paul about the persecution of Christians in India.

The Pope admitted he did not know. Soon after he made his trip to India and spoke up for persecuted Christians there. I believe that conversation might have been a key factor in him visiting India.

Now maybe Pope John Paul might be used. But I believe he is sincere in his attempts for helping believers in the Lord.

Just thought I would give a balanced portrait.

And like another person's comment said the inverted cross is based on a story that Peter was hung upside down.


Rod said (August 31, 2012):

Can someone wake up the people of catholicism please.

William said below, "The Church is of, and belongs to Jesus Christ Himself – she is a divine institution. He is the Head of the Church, the Pope is only His Vicar on Earth, though with divine powers given to the Church to bind and lose, forgive sins, and perform the works which our Lord gave her to do."

Christ would surely rebuke this statement. The pope is not His "anything" . The Lord did not come here and say, "hey everyone, become a catholic and you'll be safe".
"The Church" is anyone that continuously "does" God's Will. Not by following a pagan, ritualistic, non-scriptural "church". How people blindly follow this and many other churches baffles me. Pray that the veil be lifted from your eyes, people. Read the scriptures. Ditch this rich money grabbing vulture that calls itself "The Church".
Read http://jahtruth.net/kofk-free/Bible .


Richard said (August 31, 2012):

I agree it was no accident that John Paul II posed on that throne designed to look like a grave headstone with an inverse cross. He knew exactly what that was about. He was an adept of duplicity. His papacy consisted of planned non-events and photo-ops. An examination of these reveals he was as sinister a showman as Ronald Reagan. Where do they get these guys?

John Paul II remains a virtual saint to church people. Behind his photogenic features he was MOCKING them. The trick was that he oozed the illusion of being the Grand daddy everybody wanted but he posed in heretical situations.........such as a Masonic handshake with Fidel Castro, and posing before the Satanic inverse cross.

It just goes to show that image is everything with the majority of people. People make excuses for what they see flaunted in front of their own eyes.

I have started using the word 'sheeple' again.


Dan said (August 31, 2012):

in my humble opinion, Michael Hoffman's later work suffers from certain biases which have calcified. One is an ancestral Anabaptist extreme prejudice against the entire history of Roman Catholicism, which is only paralleled by a native hostility to the entire history of Jewish cultures so deep it could almost be attributed to genetics.

He gets a lot of it right, but I think the degree of bias leads him astray occasionally.

Having said that, I'm very interested in reading his "Renaissance Roman Catholicism: Three Points of Departure From Magisterial Dogma" . Christendom definitely went through an 'unholy' paradigm shift during the (so-called) Renaissance. The history of Savonarola illustrated that the Seven Deadly Sins had overtaken the ruling classes of Florence by the late Quattrocento. Savonarola's party tried to reverse this by force with majority public support. His 'Bonfire of the Vanities' was a direct assault on the Medici's resurrection of the forgotton pagan society of Rome.

However, Jewish influence in the neo-Platonist (pagan) revival was - to my knowledge - marginal. For instance, I know about Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, who started a Kabbalah and Talmud study fad among the wealthy Florentines. He went so far as to try to sponsor a public debate between scholars to be held in Rome to popularize heresy, but Pope Innocent VIII halted it and called for an Inquisition into the orthodoxy of the material. His papal bull Summis desiderantes was a crackdown on witches and magicians (ie, Cabbalists). This 15th century pope also confirmed Tomas de Torquemada as Grand Inquisitor of Spain. - the most notorious persecutor of Jewry during the height the Spanish Inquisition.

The jig was up for Pico and he fled to France, only to be arrested in Vincennes. Here we learn that non other than Lorenzo de' Medici used his clout with King Charles VIII of France to get Pico released. Pico returned to Florence under de' Medici protection until something terrible happened when Pope Innocent the VIII died in 1494. Rodrigo Borgia hijacked the Papacy for himself. (He is now officially an 'anti-Pope').
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipope

Pico may have been appalled by explosion of evil that proceeded to emanate from the Borgias, and the Medici. After Lorenzo de' Medici died, Pico recanted his interests in interest in Chaldean magic and burned his incantations, gave his fortune to charity and became a follower of Savonarola.

Pico and a fellow former humanist Angelo Poliziano suddenly died, with the funeral oration delivered by Savonarola himself. 2007 exhumation of the men show they died of arsenic poisoning, a standard practice of the Medici for dealing with anybody who broke with the 'family'.

I could go on and on, but it's my understanding that attempts at "Judaizing" had always been well understood by the Roman Church and didn't last.

It was through the Rosicrucian backed Reformation that Christian Cabala and all the rest of it formed their own sects that sprang up in Germany and the Netherlands. (With due respect to an esteemed writer. )


Alexandre C said (August 31, 2012):

Peter, the first bishop of Rome, was crucified upside down, because he felt unworthy to die in the same way as Jesus. This is the reason for the inverted cross. Nothing to do with satanism.

Thanks Alex

They always have a plausible explanation.

h


William said (August 30, 2012):

The fact of the matter is that the Catholic Church has been infiltrated by her enemies all through history. This is nothing new. One need only read “The Plot Against The Church” by Maurice Pinay [http://www.catholicvoice.co.uk/pinay/] to understand this constant warfare of the world, the flesh and the devil and his minions against the Church of Jesus Christ.

There have been more than 20 officially recognized (by the Catholic Church herself) anti-popes sitting in the Chair of St. Peter. There have been massive upheavals of heresy, rebellion, and schism. Yet through all of this, the Catholic Church remains under the same management since Christ founded the Church. How can this be?

Simply because the Popes and Councils are not the Church, neither are the Faithful. The Church is of, and belongs to Jesus Christ Himself – she is a divine institution. He is the Head of the Church, the Pope is only His Vicar on Earth, though with divine powers given to the Church to bind and lose, forgive sins, and perform the works which our Lord gave her to do.

So, while we, as mere mortals, must live through all these onslaughts by enemies of the Faith, wherever they may originate, we have the divine promise that “the gates of hell shall not prevail.”

There is a saying that illustrates this well. “The Church buries her enemies.” The heretics of Vatican II are dying off rapidly, and Pope Benedict is killing off their works that so terrified the Faithful. The Mass is being restored, and the Faithful re-catechized. Protestants are returning to the Church, and the returning Anglicans have even been granted a personal prelature from the Pope to establish an Anglican Use Rite based upon the historic Catholic Sarum Rite of the pre-Henry VIII church in English.

We tend to see the negatives and ignore the positives. It is up to us, as the Faithful, to be good Catholic Christians, to maintain our personal faith, follow the authentic historic teachings of the Church and to save our souls.

On the higher level of the visible Church institution, there is much good being done under the table by an authentic renewal of the Holy Ghost in the Church. It may take time, but the Church has existed for over 2000 years, and she does indeed “bury her enemies.” Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat!


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at