Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Russia Protects Established Big Religion, Revives Soviet Era Mandating Finking

"Yarovaya's Law" to Buttress Establishment Religious Monopoly, 
bans religious meetings outside established institutions
passed July 6, 2016
to take effect today- July 20, 2016

From wikipedia:
Irina Anatoleyvna Yarovaya (Russian: Ири́на Анато́льевна Ярова́я; born in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, October 17, 1966) is a Russian political figure, Member of the State Duma from United Russia Party and member of United Russia's General Council. She was elected to the 5th State Duma of the Russian Federation (2007) and 6th State Duma of the Russian Federation (2011). In December 21, 2011, she became the Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption.[1]
She authored or co-authored multiple laws, including the toughening of responsibility for violating the rules of holding rallies, tightening immigration, criminal libel and registration requirements for 'foreign agents' for non-profit organizations with foreign funding. In 2014, she sponsored a bill prohibiting rehabilitation of Nazism.[2] Another law known as the Yarovaya-Ozerov bill required in particular that telecommunications providers record all of their traffic and keep the record for three years (later shortened to six months). The first version of this counter-terrorism bill would have made it a criminal offense to fail reporting suspicious activities potentially linked with terrorism. This bill's language was subsequently watered down by the Duma.[3][4]

Yarovaya is generally considered a reactionary, in that she sponsored laws limiting civil freedom in the name of security.[5] She was accused of producing low-quality bills possibly contradicting the Constitution of Russia.[4][6][7]

From 1997 to 2007, she was a member in Yabloko Party, and was elected to the Council of People's Deputies of Kamchatka Oblast, where she served as head of the Kamchatka Regional Council, member of the Party's Central Bureau and Vice-Chairman of Yabloko.[8]

On 27 June 2016, she was included to the election list of United Russia as a frontrunner in the Far East region, which virtually guarantees that she is going to be elected to the 7th State Duma in September 2016.[9]

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/calls.to.prayer.as.russias.evangelicals.face.draconian.restrictions/90386.htm

From Human Rights Watch
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/06/23/draconian-law-rammed-through-russian-parliament

Tanya Lokshina

Russia Program Director

UPDATE (June 24, 2016): The revised bill was finally published on the morning of June 24, the day of the voting. The lawmakers did eliminate the provisions on stripping Russian nationals of their citizenship. The other deeply problematic draft amendments described below remained practically unchanged. At around 12.30 pm the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed the "Yarovaya Law."

On June 24, its very last day in session before the summer break and the September parliamentary election, the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament is planning a final vote – without any meaningful debate or scrutiny – on a set of legislative amendments that severely undermine freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and the right to privacy – all allegedly in the name of protecting the public from terrorism and extremists, put all really in the service of government control. The draft amendments – called the “Yarovaya Law,” after their key author, Irina Yarovaya, a leading member of the ruling “United Russia” party – included numerous deeply disturbing provisions.

Foremost among them would have enabled the government to strip Russian nationals of their citizenship if they served in foreign armed forces, worked for an “international organization” in whose creation Russia did not take part (whatever that means) or were found guilty of terrorism and extremist crimes. These crimes included, for example, incitement to hostility against an ethnic, social or religious group – a deeply problematic article of Russia’s criminal code often misused and abused by the authorities with the aim of stifling dissent.

It is this “stripping of citizenship” amendment that caused a staggering media outcry when the version of the bill that would be put to the final round of voting was published on the State Duma’s website earlier this week. And no wonder. The Russian Constitution stipulates that, “A Russian Federation national cannot be stripped of his citizenship” – with no exceptions.

The promoters of the bill argued that the provision applied only to those who have a second citizenship or “were in a position to acquire” another citizenship. But their attempts at justification didn’t make it more constitutional or less incoherent.

Heated discussions around this scandalous amendment on the other hand diverted media and public attention from other extremely worrying provisions of the Yarovaya Law that require serious debate and evaluation for their compliance with basic human rights protections. They include:

- Requiring cellular and Internet providers to store all communications data in full for six months and all metadata for three years in the interests of the security services (who cares about the costs, not to mention the right to privacy);

- Making cryptographic backdoors mandatory in all messaging applications (who cares if WhatsApp and many others don’t even hold encryption keys… not to mention the right to privacy);

- Banning proselytizing, preaching, praying, or disseminating religious materials outside of “specially designated places,” like officially recognized religion institutions (who cares about freedom of conscience); and

- Reviving the infamous Soviet norm on criminal liability for failure to report to law enforcement authorities that someone else “has been planning, is perpetrating, or has perpetrated” certain types of crime, and yes,  just like in the Soviet times, it could mean that a priest, for example, will be under obligation to report on what he hears during confession. At the same time, it’s not clear what “planning” stands for or what level of knowledge needs to be proved to hold a person liable.

On the evening of June 22, the final draft of the Yarovaya Law suddenly disappeared from the Duma’s website. At around noon today, June 23, TASS, a pro-Kremlin wire service, reported that the bill is undergoing last minute revisions and that the provision on stripping Russian nationals of their citizenship has been removed. TASS supposedly has a copy of the latest draft – but has not published it. So, with less than 24 hours before the final voting on the bill, we really don’t have a clue about what got scrapped, changed, or added.

It is hard to avoid the impression that the alleged removal of the bill’s most scandalous provision may have been specially designed to have the public breathe a sigh of relief and skim over the fact that even with some improvements, the Yarovaya Law will still severely curb people’s right to exercise free expression and other fundamental freedoms in Russia.
And from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-yarovaya-law-religious-freedom-restrictions/27852531.html

By Mike Eckel

The legislation, signed into law earlier this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin, had already drawn scorn from critics in and outside of Russia.

Known as the "Yarovaya Law," the measure includes new police and counterterrorism measures that directly echo the sweeping powers wielded by the KGB to stifle dissent and repress opposition activists throughout the Soviet era.

But one largely overlooked aspect of the law is garnering new scrutiny and worry: tight restrictions on the activities of religious groups, particularly smaller denominations.

The new restrictions "will make it easier for Russian authorities to repress religious communities, stifle peaceful dissent, and detain and imprison people," said Thomas J. Reese, who heads the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a federal government agency that monitors religious expression around the world.

"Neither these measures nor the currently existing antiextremism law meet international human rights and religious freedom standards," he said in statement released last week.

Since the breakup of the communist Soviet Union 25 years ago, Russia's main religious faiths have flourished, with the largest denomination, the Russian Orthodox Church, now awash in money and believers. A law passed in 1997 officially named Orthodox Christianity, along with Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism, as the country's four "traditional" faiths.

After Orthodoxy, Muslims make up the second-largest religious group in Russia, and state funds have been used to help build mosques from Chechnya to Tatarstan.

Other major Christian denominations like the Roman Catholic Church have also been allowed to operate openly and largely without restrictions, though the Vatican and Russian Orthodox leaders have clashed in the past over ownership of church property dating back to the Bolshevik Revolution.

But denominations with a smaller presence in Russia -- Protestants or Jehovah's Witnesses, for example -- have long been viewed with hostility from state officials and religious authorities, and many have long complained the 1997 law set up registration and administrative procedures that were onerous and expensive to comply with.
The law signed by Putin, which takes effect on July 20, is ostensibly aimed at tightening measures in the fight against terrorism.

Among its most controversial provisions, the law increases security agencies' access to private communications, requiring telecom companies to store all telephone conversations, text messages, videos, and picture messages for six months and make this data available to authorities.
But the law also puts more restrictions on religious groups' activities in the name of fighting "extremism," a term that rights activists have long complained is so broad and ill-defined that any manner of dissent or unsanctioned protest could be criminalized.

For religious groups, the new law requires people to get official permits through a registered religious group and bars things like prayer meetings from taking place anywhere except for officially recognized religious buildings. That would potentially forbid house churches.

Members of a religious group would also potentially be barred from e-mailing invitations to people interested in services, according to Christianity Today, a web-based news service focused on religious issues.
Violators could be fined, or potentially expelled from Russia.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Utah-headquartered denomination known widely as the Mormons, issued a statement on July 8 suggesting concern with the law, saying it "will have an impact on missionary work." Mission work, which involves members, typically young people, spreading information about the church, is a central precept for the denomination.
"The church will honor, sustain, and obey the law," said the organization, which has around 23,000 members in Russia. "The church will further study and analyze the law and its impact as it goes into effect."

Sergei Ryakhovsky, a Pentecostal church leader and co-head of an organization of Protestant churches in Russia, said in an open letter co-signed by him that the law contradicted the Russian Constitution.
"The obligation on every believer to have a special permit to spread his or her beliefs, as well as hand out religious literature and material outside of places of worship and used structures, is not only absurd and offensive, but also creates the basis for mass persecution of believers for violating these provisions," said the letter, which was posted on the Russian-language religious website Portal-Credo.
"This law brings us back to a shameful past," it said.
Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses rely heavily upon door to door proselytizing.

However, such a law would weigh even heavier upon the Amish faith, as forbidding holding services in houses would effectively ban the Amish faith, as it rejects churches, and holds services in the homes of its various members, while Jehovah Witnesses will have modest church structures and the Mormons having rather significant ones.

Indeed "Yarovaya's Law" is in complete contradiction with Acts 17: 24-25:

Acts 17:24-25King James Version (KJV)

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

As such, this law can be viewed as an instrument of satan.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cover Up of Catholic Crime- Failing To Highlight The Mary Surratt House

in Washington, D.C., famous scene of the planning of the crime of the assassination of U.S. President Lincoln

About Mary Surratt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Surratt













http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/2310/then-and-now-surratt-boarding-house/#comments

Then (left): Though photographed ca. 1900, the house (left) wasn't much different from when Mary Surratt ran a boarding house at 604 H. Street, NW. She became connected to the Lincoln Assassination because she rented rooms to John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators prior to the attack on President Lincoln. Image from the Library of Congress, Brady-Handy Photograph Collection

Now (right): The main entrances have been moved to the ground level rather than the second. While largely intact, there is not much of historical significance beyond the shell and the address. Currently, both the Surratt house and the structure to the west of it have Chinese food services on the ground floor.

Some relevant comments:

One of the great mysteries of D.C. is why this old house hasn't been acquired by the National Park Service and restored. Its history is not insignificant.
by John Fuller on Jan 4, 2011 3:51 pm • linkreport

I can't believe that the Historical Society would allow a chinese restaurant to move into a building as important in history as Mary Surratt's home on H Street in Washington, D.C. Good grief, chinese food is not important but our American history is. It hardly resembles the same boarding house that it use to. I would just bet that the people leasing that building now do not know the history of it.
by bunz on Aug 18, 2011 11:56 am • linkreport

I think it ought to be preserved as it is still a part of history...People are fascinated by anything connected to the Civil War...
by Peggy Cochran on Aug 11, 2013 6:53 am • linkreport
I will never understand why this building was allowed to be turned into a Chinese Restaurant!! ~ Why wasn't it preserved as an Historic Building, if I had Lots of money I would buy the building and restore it to it's original condition!
by Sandra Freeman on Mar 22, 2014 9:01 am • linkreport
I agree with you Sandra...It is so much a part of history that should not be erased or forgotten! With being located right here in Washington, D.C. it is every bit as important as Ford's Theater and the house where Lincoln died....
by Peggy Cochran on Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm • linkreport
Please tell me why the Historical Society did not take possession of the Surratt House and keep is in it's original state and open to the public as a place of historical significance?
by Jeanne Heyworth on Mar 24, 2014 11:20 pm • linkreport
That is what I would like to know, Jeanne....
by Peggy Cochran on Mar 25, 2014 9:29 am • linkreport
I have to concur with Jeanne & Peggy, so tragic to see this building being used as a purveyor off fast-food; the Historical Society should really.....well, you know?!! Then again, if they're anything like 'English Heritage', the UK's equivalent of the Historical Society, then I wouldn't expect something to happen anytime soon.
by Micky Vee (England) on Apr 2, 2014 9:56 pm • linkreport

Mary Surratt's boarding house served as a nest/bed for the perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in all of American history. That that historic building should turn into a restaurant is a crime. It should be renovated, brought back to its appearance in 1865, then made a museum... It would/will be very well attended, to say the least.
by Sten on Jul 17, 2016 5:49 pm • linkreport

Indeed, it is as if the U.S. government has plenty of people within it that would rather not highlight this piece of history revealing the extensive Roman Catholic involvement in the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

https://www.amazon.com/Catholics-Mrs-Mary-Surratt-Conspirator/dp/0761840230

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ivory Burning Satanic Ritual?!


https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=81300
excerpt- We are following the satanic plan. We can now see why there has to be a depression because the occult ritual has actually brought about a depression so we know the satanic bankers have been working towards a depression. After that, we have these dark energy matter beings, these demons which the Rothschilds and the satanists seem to worship and we know that, in order to collapse quantum wave functions, we need hyperinfinity which is the iron in the blood. Blood is made in the marrow of the bones, so the bones are actually the repositories in humans for this hyperinfinity. So if you want, as the satanists do, to put demons into human bodies, i.e. kick out your soul and put in another soul, then you have to burn a lot of bones, spill a lot of blood in order to allow this giant ritual, after the depression (which originated in Dresden where half a million people were sacrificed), but if they can get into the billion, the satanist Rothschilds and bankers can perform the ritual to achieve their aims.

http://iworry.org/burning-ivory-is-just-the-beginning/?gclid=CN2c-aGC8c0CFQIfhgodJqUKRw
May 9th 2016:
On Saturday 30th April, [note: 4th month, 30th day] Kenya Wildlife Service torched over 100 tons of elephant ivory in an effort to curb the demand for ivory. The 11 pyres represented over 10,000 elephants and sent a strong message to the world – elephants are worth more alive.

F.A.Q. Holidays | churchofsatan.com

www.churchofsatan.com/faq-holidays.php
In particular, April 30th, called Walpurgisnacht, is the Spring climax and the anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan and is generally noted.

Facts:

- Tons of ivory can be harvested annually from elephants that died of natural causes.  An ivory trade does not necessarily require maiming or killing elephants.

- Burning ivory is a huge waste that denies income that could be used from its regulated sale that could be used not only to purchase food for hungry people, but also fund a drone program to enforce prohibitions against poaching.

Why is it that this well funded "save the elephants" movement is so focused upon the wasteful burning of ivory, and so little upon actually enforcing anti poaching laws?

--- appendum July 18, 2016 ---


My research so far implicates Richard Leakey, who is a citizen of Kenya, as the villain behind pushing this disgusting waste of ivory.

According to his wiki bio, he resolved to "... never be a Christian" and is described as an atheist.

IMHO, Leakey's rejection of God the Creator and of Jesus Christ made him more susceptible to satanic influence.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

7-16-2016 Evangelicals To Unite With The Beast

at Washington, D.C. event



(TRUNEWS) On July 16th during an event called “Together 2016” Pope Francis will address up to a million Christian’s by video cast at the National Mall in Washington D.C..

The event has been organized by college pastor Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus.

Pope Francis will join the line-up of over 40 well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders including:

Hillsong United,  worship band originated from Hillsong Church
Kari Jobe, American contemporary Christian music singer
Francis Chan, pastor and church planter
Lucre, American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor
Passion Conference, Christian organization
Crowder, American Christian folktronica musician
Kirk Franklin, American gospel musician, choir director, and author
Ravi Zacharias, Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist
Jeremy Camp, American contemporary Christian musician and songwriter
Andy Mineo, American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video director
Michael W. Smith, American musician
Lauren Daigle, American contemporary Christian music singer
Christine Caine, A21 founder, Australian activist, evangelist and international speaker
Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.
Matthew West, American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor
Jo Saxton, author and Director of 3DM
Mike Kelsey, Mclean Bible Church Silver Spring Campus Pastor
Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian and Christian rock band
John K. Jenkins Sr., lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Josh McDowell, Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer
Laurel Bunker, Bethel University Dean of Campus Ministries/Campus Pastor
Luis Palau, international Christian evangelist
Tedashii, American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique
Tasha Cobbs, American urban contemporary gospel musician
Lacey Sturm, American singer and songwriter
York Moore, author and National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA
Trip Lee, American Southern rapper, singer, poet, and author
Samuel Rodriguez, American Christian evangelist
Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Reid Saunders, evangelist at Reid Saunders Association
Bob Lenz, Life Promotions, Inc.
Jose Mayas, lead pastor of Sunset: A Jesus Church
Jennie Allen, author
Nabeel Qureshi, author and global speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Ann Voskamp, author
KB, American Christian hip hop artis
Christine D’claris, American Christian music singer, songwriter and worship leader
Matt Maher, Canadian contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader
Sammy Wanyonyi, Founder, President and Lead Communicator of Shine in the World Ministries
Lindsey Nobles, Strategist and Chief Operating Officer at IF:GATHERING
Amena Brown, Spoken Word Poe
Josh Brewer, Communicator/Vice President of Outreach for LifeLight

Regarding the Pope’s confirmation, Nick Hall said in a statement: “That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016.”

According to a press release from  PRNewswire, more than 1,000 churches nationwide have already pledged to attend, and there will be 8,000 service opportunities within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.

On their website, Together 2016 states they are “taking a stand against division”, noting:

“Race. Class. Politics. Social media. Religion. The millennial generation is the most cause-driven in history—but our causes put us at odds and we create enemies of each other. The Church is paying a price. Young people associate faith with arguing and politicking. The message that Jesus loves us and offers a reset is getting lost in the noise. Jesus directly challenged a culture of division. He prayed we would be one—one family, one body. And He told us to love our enemies. Everyone loves their friends; it’s when we love those who aren’t like us that the world takes note. It’s time to come together around Jesus in a counter-cultural moment of unity and love for each other. “

Read more at http://www.trunews.com/pope-francis-to-speak-at-dc-christian-gathering-together-2016/#mw8TDzzevD3VHzIL.99


At age 33, Nick has been tagged as an international voice in the cause of evangelism. Nick sits on the leadership teams for the US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). As a voice to the next generation, Nick has shared the Gospel in person to nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. He has been featured on major media outlets including the US News & World Report, Fox News, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, The Christian Post, Decision Magazine, and Baptist Press. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett (age 3) and Ruby (born October 2015). They live in Minneapolis, MN. Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from NDSU and a Master’s in Leadership and Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 Set As Start Date For Jesuit General Congregation To Elect Adolfo Nicholas' Successor

Replacement for Nicholas would leave 3 living Superior Generals, 
with Kolvenbach, who retired in 2008, still alive

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2014/jesuit-superior-sets-date-for-2016-congregation-to-elect-his-successor.cfm

Jesuit superior sets date for 2016 congregation to elect his successor

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
12.9.2014 12:00 AM ET 

ROME (CNS) -- The general congregation to elect a new superior general for the Jesuits will begin with a Mass the evening of Oct. 2, 2016, the order announced.

Last May, Father Adolfo Nicolas, the current Jesuit superior, announced his intention to resign in late 2016 after he turns 80.

Announcing the exact date for the meeting, Father Nicolas said, "It is providential that we, as a society, are beginning this journey" toward the congregation and election at the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life.

In his letter for the year, Father Nicolas said Dec. 9, "Pope Francis expresses his hopes that religious such as ourselves might rediscover the joy of consecrated life, recover our prophetic witness that 'wakes up the world,' truly become 'experts in communion,' and go 'out of ourselves to the existential peripheries.'"

The pope, he said, "asks that all religious discern 'what it is that God and people today are asking of them.' This is precisely the kind of deep discernment we as a society are called to make."

The heads of Jesuit provinces around the world and other superiors will schedule and prepare provincial congregation meetings, which must be held before July 31, 2015, Father Nicolas said in a letter to the almost 17,000 Jesuits in the world.

Each provincial congregation of the Society of Jesus will be asked to forward to the order's Rome headquarters their response to the question: "What do we discern to be the three most important calls that the Lord makes to the whole society today?"

He urged all of the men to enter into a process of "profound and genuine spiritual discernment" about the life and mission of the Jesuits in the church and in the world today, keeping in mind Pope Francis' calls for the renewal of the entire church.

Last May, Father Nicolas told his Jesuit brothers, "I have reached the personal conviction that I should take the needed steps toward submitting my resignation to a general congregation," an idea he said he already discussed with Pope Francis, with officials at the Jesuit headquarters and with the Jesuit provincials.

Like the pope, the superior general of the Jesuits is elected for life, although the Jesuit constitutions include provisions for the superior general to resign. In 2008, Father Nicolas succeeded Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who resigned at age 79.

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http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2014/05/adolfo-nichols-sj-to-reportedly-retire.html

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2015/12/more-popes-than-ever-before.html

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-impending-papal-satanic-sacrifice.html


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Daniel Berringan S.J. Dies April 30, 2016

Well known peace activist against the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam,
who joined the Jesuit Order in 1939- was an excellent example of how the Jesuit Order's political involvement encompasses BOTH sides



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Berrigan

Daniel Joseph Berrigan, S.J. (May 9, 1921 – April 30, 2016), was an American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist and poet.[1][2]

Like many others during the 1960s, Berrigan's active protest against the Vietnam War earned him both scorn and admiration, but it was his participation in the Catonsville Nine that made him famous.[3][4] It also landed him on the FBI's "most wanted list", on the cover of TIME magazine,[5] and in prison.[1] His own particular form of militancy and radical spirituality in the service of social and political justice was significant enough,[6] at that time, to "shape the tactics of resistance to the Vietnam War" in the United States.[1]

For the rest of his life, Berrigan remained one of the US's leading anti-war activists.[7] In 1980, he founded the Plowshares Movement, an anti-nuclear protest group, that put him back into the national spotlight.[8] He was also an award-winning and prolific author of some 50 books, a teacher, and a university educator.[1]

Early life

Berrigan was born in Virginia, Minnesota, the son of Frieda Berrigan (née Fromhart), who was of German descent, and Thomas Berrigan, a second-generation Irish Catholic and active trade union member.[9] He was the fifth of six sons.[1] His brother, fellow peace activist Philip Berrigan, was the youngest.[10]

At age 5, Berrigan's family moved to Syracuse, New York.[11] In 1946, Berrigan earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Andrew-on-Hudson, a Jesuit seminary in Hyde Park, New York.[12] In 1952 he received a master’s degree from Woodstock College in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

Berrigan was devoted to the Catholic Church throughout his youth. He joined the Jesuits directly out of high school in 1939 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1952.[1][13]

Career


Berrigan taught at St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City from 1946 to 1949.[14]

In 1954, Berrigan was assigned to teach theology at the Jesuit Brooklyn Preparatory School. In 1957 he was appointed professor of New Testament studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. The same year, he won the Lamont Prize for his book of poems, Time Without Number. He developed a reputation as a religious radical, working actively against poverty and on changing the relationship between priests and lay people. While at Le Moyne, he founded its International House.[15]

From 1966 to 1970, Berrigan was the assistant director of the Cornell University United Religious Work (CURW), the umbrella organization for all religious groups on campus, including the Cornell Newman Club (later the Cornell Catholic Community), eventually becoming the group's pastor.[16]

According to The New York Times, Berrigan at one time or another held faculty positions or ran programs at Union Seminary, Loyola University in New Orleans, Columbia, Cornell, and Yale.[1] However, his longest tenure was at Fordham (a Jesuit university located in the Bronx), where he even served as their poet-in-residence, for a brief time.[1][17]

Berrigan appears briefly in the 1986 Warner Bros. film The Mission, playing a Jesuit priest. He also served as a consultant on the film.[18][19]

Protests against the Vietnam War



Berrigan, his brother and Josephite priest Philip Berrigan, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton founded an interfaith coalition against the Vietnam War, and wrote letters to major newspapers arguing for an end to the war. In 1967, Berrigan and his brother were arrested for pouring blood on draft records as part of the Baltimore Four.[21] Phillip was sentenced to six years in prison for defacing government property. This, and his belief that his support of prisoners of war during the war was not acknowledged and appreciated, further radicalized Berrigan against the United States government.[7]

Berrigan traveled to Hanoi with Howard Zinn during the Tet Offensive in January 1968 to "receive" three American airmen, the first American POWs released by the North Vietnamese since the U.S. bombing of that nation had begun.[22][23]

In 1968, he signed the Writers and Editors War Tax Protest pledge, vowing to refuse to make tax payments in protest of the Vietnam War.[24] In the same year, he was interviewed in the anti-Vietnam War documentary film In the Year of the Pig, and later that year became involved in radical non-violent protest.


Catonsville Nine


Main article: Catonsville Nine
 
Daniel Berrigan and his brother Philip, along with seven other Catholic protesters, used homemade napalm to destroy 378 draft files in the parking lot of the Catonsville, Maryland, draft board on May 17, 1968.[25][26][27] This group came to be known as the Catonsville Nine, who issued a statement after the incident:
We confront the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian bodies, and the synagogues of America with their silence and cowardice in the face of our country's crimes. We are convinced that the religious bureaucracy in this country is racist, is an accomplice in this war, and is hostile to the poor.[21]
Berrigan was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,[28] but went into hiding with the help of fellow radicals prior to imprisonment. While on the run, Berrigan was interviewed for Lee Lockwood's documentary The Holy Outlaw. The FBI apprehended him at the home of William Stringfellow and sent him to prison. He was released in 1972.[29]

In retrospect, the trial of the Catonsville Nine was significant because it "altered resistance to the Vietnam War, moving activists from street protests to repeated acts of civil disobedience, including the burning of draft cards."[4] As The New York Times noted in its obituary: Berrigan's actions helped "shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War."[1]

Plowshares Movement


On September 9, 1980, Berrigan, his brother Philip, and six others (the "Plowshares Eight") began the Plowshares Movement. They trespassed onto the General Electric nuclear missile facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where they damaged nuclear warhead nose cones and poured blood onto documents and files. They were arrested and charged with over ten different felony and misdemeanor counts.[30] On April 10, 1990, after ten years of appeals, Berrigan's group was re-sentenced and paroled for up to 23 and 1/2 months in consideration of time already served in prison.[31] Their legal battle was re-created in Emile de Antonio's 1982 film In The King of Prussia, which starred Martin Sheen and featured appearances by the Plowshares Eight as themselves.[2]

Berrigan was still involved with the Plowshares Movement until his death.[citation needed]

Other activism


Berrigan maintained his opposition to American intervention in Central America, through the Gulf War in 1991, the Kosovo War, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He was also an anti-abortion activist[32] and opponent of capital punishment, a contributing editor of Sojourners, and a supporter of the Occupy movement.[33][34]

http://endrtimes.blogspot.com/2016/05/daniel-j-berrigan-defiant-priest-who.html

(excerpt)

WILLIAM E. SAURO / THE NEW YORK TIMES

By DANIEL LEWIS
APRIL 30, 2016

The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet whose defiant protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and landed him in prison, died on Saturday in New York City. He was 94.

His death was confirmed by the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large at America magazine, a national Catholic magazine published by Jesuits. Father Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University in the Bronx.

The United States was tearing itself apart over civil rights and the war in Southeast Asia when Father Berrigan emerged in the 1960s as an intellectual star of the Roman Catholic “new left,” articulating a view that racism and poverty, militarism and capitalist greed were interconnected pieces of the same big problem: an unjust society.

It was an essentially religious position, based on a stringent reading of the Scriptures that some called pure and others radical. But it would have explosive political consequences as Father Berrigan; his brother Philip, a Josephite priest; and their allies took their case to the streets with rising disregard for the law or their personal fortunes.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wlodimir Ledochowski & Pope Pius XII: Creators of Nazi Horror

Wlodimir Ledochwoski S.J.

Eugenio Pacelli - Pope Pius XII



http://www.perdurabo10.net/wlodimir-ledochowski.html



Ledochowski and Pope Pius XII; Creator Of Nazi Horrors

By James Donahue 

Wlodimir Ledochowski served as the Jesuit General and head of the Society of Jesus from 1915 until his death in 1942. In that position, he collaborated with Pope Pius XII to train Adolf Hitler as a Jesuit priest, establish Hitler as a political leader of a war-torn Germany, and then create the horrors of the Nazi movement that led the world into World War II and the purposeful slaughter by fire of millions of innocent non-Catholic citizens.

The crimes committed by Ledochowski and Pope Pius XII during that dark period of history have somehow escaped the historical record of that terrible war, even though they were the men who conceived it as a method of cleansing the world of people they perceived as “undesirable.” They saw a victory by Germany as the first major step toward a “One World Government” under Jesuit control. 

The information in this report was found in the book "The Almanac of Evil” by Frank O’Collins and collaborative writings by researcher Greg Szymanski.

Ledochowski was born to a prominent family in 1866 in Loosdorf, in what was then Lower Austria. He studied at the Jesuit Secondary School in Vienna, later studied law at the University of Crakow, and then began studies for the priesthood. He became a Jesuit in 1889, and quickly rose in rank, first as Superior of the Jesuit residence in Cracow, then Rector of the college. He gained prominence and in 1915, at the age of 49, was elected General of the Society of Jesus. The other name for that rank is "Black Pope."

In his book O'Collins levels the following indictment against Ledochowski's criminal life, with the assistance of Pope Pius XII:

--The two were instrumental in forming the National Socialist German Worker's Party, also known as the Nazi Party. The purpose of the party was to establish a pro-Catholic political party that could gain control of government, guarantee a financial pipeline for the party, and create a tool for the elimination of social reform groups that included protestants, orthodox Christians, Communists and ethnic Jews.

--Instructed Adolf Hitler to establish a paramilitary wing known as the Sturmabteilung (Storm Troopers) trained in espionage, counter intelligence, assassination and propaganda. Their purpose was to help in controlling organized protests, riots, intimidate opponents and conduct political assassinations.

--Directed Father Bernhardt Staempfle in 1924, while Hitler was in prison, to write Mein Kampf, brief Hitler on its contents, and then attribute Hitler as its author and ensure mass publication.

--In 1929 Ledochowski instructed Hitler to utilize a wing of his Storm Troopers as a special group of bodyguards and elite officers to be known as the SS. These officers would be Jesuit priests, under control of the Jesuits. In exchange the Jesuits agreed to finance the SS and introduce business and industrial interests to Germany. Heinrich Himmler, a Jesuit priest, was assigned to oversee this group.

--Ledochowski and Pope Pius XII awarded the SS officers spiritual powers of Jesuit  priests representing a supreme heresy of Catholic doctrine and faith. The officers were directed to be active in what was known as "the Final Solution," which involved human sacrifice through death camps consistent with the High Mass of Satanism.

--Pope Pius XII with the full support of Superior General Ledochowski, gave Hitler and Himmler a complete blueprint for the systematic killing of key non-Catholic minorities and the establishment of death camps for their murder. The Pope instructed that ethnic Jews and other "heretics" were to be "ritually sacrificed by being burnt alive, consistent with church law." This plan was known as "The Final Solution." Bayer, a Catholic Pharmaceutical Company, produced Zyklon-B gas for use in the camps. Victims were allegedly restrained unconscious, then taken to giant furnaces where they would wake up while being burned alive.

David Kertzer, in his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe," wrote that Ledochowski exhibited strong anti-Semitic and pro-Fascist tendencies," and worked to promote anti-Semitism in the Vatican and to align the Vatican with Italy's and Germany's racist and expansionist ambitions.

Ledochowski died in 1942, long before the war ended. Because of the deliberate distortion of the facts, the Pope was never tried as one of the worst mass murderers in history.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

About the ancient satanic mystery babylon religion that has lived on most notably in the Roman Catholic Church, with its numerous mysterious rituals and artifacts




Revelation 17-18King James Version (KJV)

17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
18 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Impending Papal Satanic Sacrifice?





As I wrote in my blog post "More Popes Than Ever Before" about the unprecedented number of living and emeritus Popes - for both "White" aka the regular "Pope", and "Black" aka the Superior General of he Jesuit Order - something strange is occurring.

Since 2008 with the resignation of the Jesuit General Kolvenbach and his replacement-super-cession by Nichols, there have been 3.

Since 2013 with the resignation of Benedict and his replacement-super-cession by Francis S.J. there have been 4.

In late 2016, once Superior General Adolfo Nichols resigns and is replaced-superseded by a person who has yet to be publicly names.   So, unless one or more of these men dies, in addition to the one emeritus "White" Pope, there shall be 2 emeritus "Black" Popes, supplementing the current ones, for a total of 5. 

Yet the Papal tradition for more than 1,500 years, and that of the Jesuit Order for nearly 500 years, is for such figures to serve until their death.

Could this be for some sort of satanic ritual, perhaps one requiring a number of 5 Popes?

And we have this:
http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2015/03/pope-francis-sj-feels-event-wipes-him.html
(excerpt)
Once more the 78-year-old Francis seems to be racing against the clock, and many in Rome are speculating that his decision to declare such a momentous event so soon in his papacy, barely two years after his election, is to be sure he gets one in before time runs out, as if he is holding a sort of last hurrah or a farewell ceremony. And there are sad, almost sinister undertones.

“This pope seems to be in a hurry to get as much done as he can, as if he’s got a deadline,” Marco Politi, a Vatican expert, said at a small roundtable discussion on Francis and the length of his papacy last week. “He keeps talking about how his time is short, but it’s not because he’s sick. He has told his friends that he feels it will be an ‘event’ that wipes him out, not a natural end.”

In an interview with the Mexican network Televisa this month on the occasion of his second anniversary as pope, the pontiff repeated the idea that his days are numbered. He said he had a feeling that his reign at the helm of the Roman Catholic Church wouldn’t last too long, echoing previous comments in which he said he had a “vague sensation” that his time was short. “I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief—four or five years,” he said. “I don’t know, even two or three.”
And could this Francis S.J. premonition be that it shall be he who is the sacrifice?

In his blog Jesus-Partisans-Balkans, Hristo Stilliyanov writes that what might happen is a satanic sacrifice.
http://jesus-partisans-balkans.blogspot.com/2016/02/martyrs-for-satan.html
http://jesus-partisans-balkans.blogspot.bg/2014/10/the-fall-of-harlot-simon-francis-part1.html
A quote from "Martyrs for Satan"
" It is HIGHLY probable that the Vatican is preparing a sacrifice of one or more of their own popes, in 2017. Firstly, this is necessary for their goal of reunification with the Orthodox church. Sharing tribulation and martyrdom at the hands of barbaric islamists and "nazis" will easily bridge the gap between their cultural and historical identities. Brothers or rather Sisters in blood, the Orthodox and Catholic churches will find a new shared destiny. "

The idea of reunifying the Roman Catholic Church with the Orthodox Church fits with the broader satanic idea of the unification of the various established religions into a "One World Religion".

Such an idea appears to be good to those that assume that the world religions are basically "good", having all supposedly emanate initially from God the Creator.

Yet such an idea is false, as such religions actually emanate from the deceiving entity that gets off by pretending to be God- Satan/Lucifer the fallen angel.

After all, if Lucifer-Satan were to present himself as he truly was, many people would be repelled as they would not follow Lucifer-Satan knowingly.  Hence, all of the religions that present themselves as being created by God, or by some deity, perhaps some 'ascended' figure.

In more limited circumstances, Lucifer-Satan may be more open with his identity, presenting himself as Lucifer, but with some other level of deception.  Such that Lucifer is NOT Satan.  That yes, Lucifer had a falling out with God, but wants to get back in God's good graces by somehow helping God.  Or that Lucifer was simply created by God, perhaps as a means to test people, but not as an actual rebel against God but rather a servant.  Or even, that Lucifer-Satan is an imaginary figure, of alternatively a rebel who was really the embodiment of goodness against a supposedly evil creator God.  Such are all ideas that can be gathered from various openly declared Churches of Satan, and via various trendy re-packagings of various Satanic-Pagan religions such as Wicca.  Such may not even be open about their centricity to Lucifer-Satan by instead declaring some devotion to various creations of  God as some sort of "Earth" religion, or even  some form of the Divine Couple (Adam and Eve).  Some of this stuff can sound innocuous, while being actually perversions.  Such as that of a "Horned" God which may sound cute but is actually Lucifer-Satan taking over Adam.  Or that of a Mother Earth or rather a Virgin Mary, who is a virgin perpetually.

Above all, Lucifer Satan was and is in rebellion against God, and is a master of deceit.   Hence as he works at his rebellion, he works largely via deception.

The Bible's Book of Genesis makes reference to the Luciferian-Satanic rebellion against God occurring prior to the story of the Garden of Eden/Adam and Eve.

It also makes reference to the effort to create a gateway.  One ostensibly to Heaven.  And of God stopping that plan, scattering its backers around the world, and further act to make it more difficult to collaborate, by dividing them by having them no longer speak in only one language.

Therefore, though these people were thwarted in that early one world religion endeavor, the result was the situation of a series of religions appearing from around the world, and emanating not from God but rather from the rebellion against God.   There are numerous examples of this in architecture throughout the world, including that with remarkable similarities despite the geographic spread, and in eras long before the advent of modern transportation and communication technologies.  To wit, the various pyramid type structures found in Cambodia and Central America that were devoted to various sacrificial rituals.

That would likewise jibe with the statement in Acts 17:23-27, that God does NOT dwell in Temples made by Men.
The God who made the world and everything in its is the Lord of heaven and does not live in temples built by human hands.  And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything.  Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.  Acts 17: 24-25

Note the strong emphasis of such religions upon Temples or rather the Church building.

Note the idea of a few off-shoot Christian sects as the Amish who reject the idea of having a Church buildings and instead hold their sermons in the houses of their various members.

Note the alternative ideas of some Christian sects as some Congregationalists in New England that had Church buildings, but without steeples.  See the article from the following links, from the blog "Yah's Elect Network: Bringing People Out Of The Dark And Into The Way Of The Yahushua"  which is a very good read about Church steeples being pagan, and where I found the following:
http://godselectpeople.ning.com/forum/topics/are-church-steeples-pagan-yes-they-symbolize-the-male-sex-organ
Deuteronomy 16:22  "Neither shall you set thee up a pillar; which Yahweh your Elohim hates." Yahweh is adamant that His people be separate and not partake of the pagan practices of the heathens, including erecting towers and pillars pointing to the sun in sexual rites of fertility.

And note the opposite, starting with the largest religious body, the Roman Catholic Church.

Note the opulence of their Church buildings.

In particular note the opulence and to wit the strange architecture within such structures, starting namely with the St. Peters structure in Rome.  Note such things as the strange twisted columns.

And of course note the numerous rituals. 

None are prescribed in the Bible.   Jesus did speak of breaking bread at a gathering for a meal.  But He did not speak about having some Priest place a piece of bread nor some form of a wafer directly into people's mouths.

Some are mentioned in the Bible, but as things to avoid, such as the burning of incense as a religious ritual.

Note that many of the Roman Catholic Church rituals were adopted from such pagan religions, not established by God but rather via Satan.

Namely such pagan religion known as "Mystery Babylon".

People often state that the Roman Catholic Church or religion dates to about 330 AD, when in fact that was the time that the Roman Emperor adopted the veneer of Christianity atop an already established Roman State Religion.  One already in place long before the life of our savior Jesus Christ.  After all, the meaning of the word "Catholic" is "universal".  Which sounds innocuous.  But that is without considering the situation of the world religions coming not from God but rather from Satan, in a world under the rule not of God but rather of the "God of this Earth" Satan.  And thus in such a context, means a universalism that includes Satan, particularly in that position of power. 

People need to place far more study upon the Roman State Religion that existed long prior to 33AD.  To wit- that which is known as "Mystery Babylon".  For when they do they shall see that many rituals commonly assumed since as "Christian" are actually from something older.  And they should study these rituals and their histories in greater detail to better learn their true purpose, IMHO as forms of Satanic Black Magic Witchcraft.

Once they see that, they may better understand that much of what is presented as Christianity really is not.

But rather it is a Satanic imitation.

One that brings much misery into and throughout the world.

And one which acts to further deceive by fooling many into disparaging God and Christianity, and to thus look for truth within the paganism that they unwittingly fail to perceive its true nature as satanic and deceptive.  And hence they fall into the trap of such things as the various religious rituals that can appear harmless or even beneficial but which actually serve some mysterious esoteric purpose that is actually NOT good.   Why that may be may not be obvious to most people.  What is so wrong about various chants, or incense burning, or gathering into circles holding hands while chanting hymns or rather hums?   Might these be some sort of things based upon harmonics to perhaps invoke entities that are demonic?

God does not need any of these things.

And it is Lucifer-Satan, the God of this Earth who relays upon such as various forms of Black Magic.

Perhaps that is why there is so much evil as well as an adhered to love of ignorance in this world.  One where people tend to focus upon things that really do not matter, while having the proverbial "attention span of a ssquirrel" for more substantive things, rendering them less social and way more prone to manipulation by those with mass control.

Rome was big into that during the days of its open Empire, with the watching of sporting events within coliseums used to distract the masses.

This basic phenomenon has been in place long before the introduction of electronic technologies as the radio.

And forms of such supernatural witchcraft phenomenon as voodoo have long established histories. 

With such a long history of religions with mysterious rituals, a Roman CATHOLIC Church drawing upon such traditions against a backdrop of using its powers in a great many ways to maintain its power socially and in particular politically, and especially at a time with numerous indications of being its end days, this unprecedented phenomenon of more popes than ever before, IMHO, has something to do with some form of Satanic Witchcraft.

See:

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2016/01/pope-francis-sj-lucifer-is-god-of-roman.html