Friday, June 27, 2014

The 1st "Baptist"? - Cyprian

In John 3:5, Jesus tells Nicodemus that to enter the kingdom one must be "born of water and the Spirit". How is this phrase understood? Is it a single construct (i.e. one birth of both water and Spirit)? Or are two births in view (one of water and one of Spirit)? And what does it mean to be born of water?
Please forgive my lateness in entering the fray, but I have thought for years that since Nicodemus raised the question of natural, physical birth, Jesus was correcting him by saying, in effect, "No, Nicodemus, you must be born both naturally and spiritually." The bursting of the amniotic sac of a mother just prior to childbirth is the birth of "water." We often say of this event, "Her water broke!" Notice in v.6 Jesus reinforces this interpretation when He says, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh," thus linking water with flesh. The flesh-birth is from below; the spiritual, from above. –  rhetorician Jun 27 '13 at 1:02

Cyprian- an "early 'Christian'" or rather the Continuing Mystery Babylon?

One of the earliest of the Church Fathers to enunciate clearly and unambiguously the doctrine of baptismal regeneration ("the idea that salvation happens at and by water baptism duly administered") was Cyprian (c. 200 – 258): "While he attributed all the saving energy to the grace of God, he considered the 'laver of saving water' the instrument of God that makes a person 'born again', receiving a new life and putting off what he had previously been. The 'water of new birth' animated him to new life by the Spirit of holiness working through it."[6]

In the early days of his conversion he wrote an Epistola ad Donatum de gratia Dei and the Testimoniorum Libri III that adhere closely to the models of Tertullian, who influenced his style and thinking. Cyprian described his own baptism in the following words:
When I was still lying in darkness and gloomy night, I used to regard it as extremely difficult and demanding to do what God's mercy was suggesting to me... I myself was held in bonds by the innumerable errors of my previous life, from which I did not believe I could possibly be delivered, so I was disposed to acquiesce in my clinging vices and to indulge my sins.... 
But after that, by the help of the water of new birth, the stain of my former life was washed away, and a light from above, serene and pure, was infused into my reconciled heart... a second birth restored me to a new man. Then, in a wondrous manner every doubt began to fade.... I clearly understood that what had first lived within me, enslaved by the vices of the flesh, was earthly and that what, instead, the Holy Spirit had wrought within me was divine and heavenly.
— Cyprian, Ad Donatum, 3-4

Benjamin Franklin on Reincarnation

Reincarnation/re-embodiment was suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church and largely edited out of the sacred text largely not over the issue of salvation via Jesus Christ, but rather the lie of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility regarding religious doctrines in order to have people blindly follow the Roman Catholic Church.   Alas too many Protestants fall for this, not only denying reincarnation or re-embodiment, but accepting this Romish doctrine the eternal damnation over a lack of such personal infallibility.  I have heard this sort of cryto Romanism from a fellow Christian classmate at Hillsdale College who later transferred to a 'Baptist Bible College" refer to people he knew who would be so damned over some theological issue or another, even though such persons had received Jesus Christ as their Messiah!

The doctrine of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility goes directly against that of salavation for accepting Jesus Christ as Messiah.



Dr. Franklin, a scientist of international renown, also believed in Reincarnation, of which he wrote:
"When I see nothing annihilated (in the works of God) and not a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls, or believe that He will suffer the daily waste of millions of minds ready made that now exist, and put Himself to the continual trouble of making new ones. Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected."
At the age of twenty-two, having already be- come a Walk-in, he wrote his own epitaph, which Carl Van Doren has called "the most famous of American epitaphs."
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book, Its Contents Torn Out And Stripped of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies Here Food for Worms, But the Work shall not be Lost, For it Will as He Believed Appear Once More In a New and more Elegant Edition Revised and Corrected By the Author.
And at the seasoned age of seventy-four, taking a long look into the as-yet-unturned pages of history, Ben Franklin wrote to Joseph Priestley, the Discoverer of oxygen, as follows:

"It is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the power of man over matter. We may perhaps learn to deprive large masses of their gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport. Agriculture may diminish its labour and double its produce; all diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured, not excepting even that of old age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. 0 that moral science were in as fair a way of improvement, that men would cease to be wolves to one another, and that human beings would at length learn what they now improperly call humanity."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quid Pro Quo? Croatia and Russia-USSR Respective Genocides Against Serbs and Poles

Why Eastern Orthodoxy - Russia has been so relatively quiet about the WW2 Croatian Clerical fascist Genocide Against Serbs?

In writing this blog Continuing Counter Reformation, I've long wondered why Russia has been so relatively quiet about the Roman Catholic Croatian genocide against the Eastern Orthodox Serbs in Yugoslavia during WW2.

Might this because of the Russian-USSR l930s and WW2 era genocide against the Polish/Polish descended peoples of the western USSR (primarily the Moscovite occupied lands of the traditional Polish Commonwealth)?

You may massacre the primarily Eastern Orthodox Serbs to the west of the Amber Path/Great Schism Line in northern Yugoslavia, if we may do that same to those primarily Roman Catholic (and perhaps minority Protestant) Poles to the east of that Line.  After all, we - the EASTERN pillar of the Roman Empire was already doing it during the 1930s before the 1939 outbreak of WW2 in Europe.
Quid pro quo ("something for something" in Latin[1]) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favour for a favour"; phrases with similar meaning include: "give and take", "tit for tat", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."
After the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Nazis and fascists established the Croatian state known as the Nezavisna Država Hrvatska (Independent State of Croatia) or NDH. Immediately afterwards, the NDH began a terror campaign against Serbs, Jews and Romani people. From 1941 to 1945, when Josip Broz Tito's partisans liberated Croatia, the Ustaše regime killed approximately 300,000 to 350,000 people,[201] mostly Serbs and almost the entire Jewish and Romani population, many of them in the Jasenovac concentration camp. Helen Fein estimated that the Ustaše killed virtually every Romani in the country.[202] The Ustaše enacted a policy that called for a solution to the "Serbian problem" in Croatia. The solution was to "kill one-third of the Serbs, expel one-third, and convert one-third".[203] According to the United States Holocaust Museum, 320,000–340,000 ethnic Serbs were murdered under Ustaše rule.[204] The Yad Vashem World Holocaust Museum and Research Center concludes that "more than 500,000 Serbs were murdered in horribly sadistic ways, 250,000 were expelled, and another 200,000 were forced to convert".[205] The Ustaše killed nearly 80,000 Roma and 35,000 Jews.

Some historians consider the crimes of the Chetniks in Bosnia against non-Serbs to constitute genocide.[206][207]
Volhynia and Eastern Galicia
Massacres of Poles in Volhynia in 1943. Most Poles of Volhynia (now in Ukraine) had either been murdered or had fled the area.
The massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia were part of an ethnic cleansing operation carried out by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) West in the Nazi-occupied regions of Eastern Galicia (Nazi created Distrikt Galizien in General Government), and UPA North in Volhynia (in Nazi created Reichskommissariat Ukraine), from March 1943 until the end of 1944. The peak took place in July/August 1943 when a senior UPA commander, Dmytro Klyachkivsky, ordered the liquidation of the entire male Polish population between 16 and 60 years of age.[208][209] Despite this, most were women and children. The UPA killed 40,000–60,000 Polish civilians in Volhynia,[210] from 25,000[211] to 30,000–40,000 in Eastern Galicia.[210] The killings were directly linked with the policies of the Bandera fraction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, whose goal, specified at the Second Conference of the OUN-B, was to remove non-Ukrainians from a future Ukrainian state.[212]

The massacres are recognized in Poland as ethnic cleansing with "marks of genocide."[213] According to IPN prosecutor Piotr Zając, the crimes have a "character of genocide".[214] However, according to Katchanovski, the actions in Volhynia lacked evidence of an intent to eliminate all or part of the Polish population, and the anti-Polish action was mostly limited to a small region.
Yes, prior to the respective western and eastern Roman Empire massacre within Croatia and U.S.S.R. occupied eastern 2nd Respospolita, this already happened in the 'Byelorussian' and in the 'Ukrainian' S.S.R.

In and near Byelorussia:

The Polish Operation of the NKVD in 1937–1938 was a Soviet Great Purge-era mass operation against purported Polish agents in the Soviet Union, explicitly ordered against Polish spies, but interpreted by the NKVD as relating to "absolutely all Poles". It resulted in the sentencing of 139,835 people and the execution of 111,091 Poles,[1] and those accused of working for Poland.[2] The operation was implemented according to NKVD Order № 00485 signed by Nikolai Yezhov.[3] Not all, but the majority were ethnic Poles according to Timothy Snyder: 85,000 is given by him as a "conservative estimate" of the number of executed Poles.[4] The remainder being 'suspected' to be Polish without further inquiry.[3]
NKVD personnel gathered Polish-sounding names from local telephone books in order to speed up the process. In Leningrad alone, almost 7,000 citizens were rounded up. A vast majority of them were executed within 10 days of arrest.[5] In the fourteen months after the adoption of Order № 00485, 143,810 people were captured, of whom 139,885 were sentenced by extrajudicial organs, and 111,091 executed (nearly 80% of all victims).[6]

It was the largest ethnic shooting and deportation action during the Great Terror.[7]

Order № 00485

NKVD Order No. 00485 called "On the liquidation of the Polish diversionist and espionage groups and POW units" was approved on August 9, 1937 by the Party's Central Committee Politburo, and was signed by Nikolai Yezhov on August 11, 1937.[3] It was distributed to the local subdivisions of the NKVD simultaneously with Yezhov's thirty-page "secret letter" explaining what the "Polish operation" was all about. The letter was entitled "On fascist-resurrectionist, spying, diversional, defeationist, and terrorist activity of Polish intelligence in the USSR".[8] Stalin himself demanded to "keep on digging out and cleaning out this Polish filth."[9] The operation was the second in a series of national operations of the NKVD, carried out by the Soviet Union against ethnic diasporas including Latvian, Finnish, German and Romanian, based on a theory about the fifth column residing along its western borders, and the Party's pronouncement of a "hostile capitalist surrounding." On the other hand, Timothy Snyder suggests that the argument was intended only to provide justification for the state-sanctioned campaign of mass-murder meant to eradicate Poles as a national (and linguistic) minority group.[9]

Scale of the Polish Operation and its victims

The largest group of people with Polish background, around 40 percent of all victims, came from the Soviet Ukraine, especially from the districts near the border with Poland. Among them, tens of thousands of peasants, railway workers, industrial labourers, engineers and others. An additional 17 percent of victims came from the Soviet Byelorussia. The rest came from around Western Siberia and Kazakhstan where exiled Poles lived since the Partitions, as well as from southern Urals, northern Caucasus and the rest of Siberia including the Far East.[6]
The following categories of people were arrested during the Polish operation of the NKVD, as described in Soviet documents:
The operation took place approximately from August 25, 1937 to November 15, 1938.[10] According to archives of the NKVD: 111,091 Poles and people accused of ties with Poland, were sentenced to death, and 28,744 were sentenced to labor camps ('dry guillotine' of slow death by exposure, malnutrition, and overwork);[11] 139,835 victims in total.[12] This number constitutes 10% of the total number of people officially convicted during the Yezhovshchina period with confirming NKVD documents.[13] The Operation was only a peak in the persecution of the Poles, spanning over a decade. As the Soviet statistics indicate, the number of ethnic Poles in the USSR dropped by 165,000 in that period. "It is estimated that Polish losses in the Ukrainian SSR were about 30%, while in the Belorussian SSR... the Polish minority was almost completely annihilated."[10] Historian Michael Ellman asserts that the 'national operations', particularly the 'Polish operation', may constitute genocide as defined by the UN convention.[14] His opinion is shared by Simon Sebag Montefiore, who calls the Polish operation of the NKVD 'a mini-genocide.'[15] Polish writer and journalist, Dr Tomasz Sommer, also refers to the operation as a genocide, along with Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz among others.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22]
Almost all victims of the NKVD shootings were men, wrote Michał Jasiński, most with families. Their wives and children were dealt with by the NKVD Order № 00486. The women were being sentenced to deportations to Kazakhstan for an average of 5 to 10 years. Their children, put in orphanages to be brought up as Soviet, with no knowledge of their own origins. All possessions of the accused were confiscated. The parents of the executed men – as well as their in-laws – were purposely left with nothing to live on, which usually sealed their fate as well. Statistical extrapolation, wrote Jasiński, increases the number of Polish victims in 1937–1938 to around 200–250,000 depending on size of their families.[23]


  1. Goldman, Wendy Z. (2011). Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-19196-8. p. 217.
  2. Snyder, Timothy (January 27, 2011). "Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Was Worse?". The New York Review of Books. p. 1, paragraph #7. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  3. Н.В.Петров, А.Б.Рогинский. ""Польская операция" НКВД 1937–1938 гг." (in Russian). НИПЦ «Мемориал». Retrieved May 27, 2012. "Original title: О фашистско-повстанческой, шпионской, диверсионной, пораженческой и террористической деятельности польской разведки в СССР"
  4. Snyder, Timothy (2010). Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-00239-9. pp. 103–104.
  5. Joshua Rubenstein. "The Devils’ Playground". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2011. "Rubenstein is the Northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA and a co-editor of The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories."
  6. Robert Gellately, Ben Kiernan (2003). The specter of genocide: mass murder in historical perspective.. Cambridge University Press. p. 396. ISBN 0521527503. "Polish operation (page 233 –)"
  7. "A letter from Timothy Snyder of Bloodlands: Two genocidaires, taking turns in Poland". The Book Haven. Stanford University. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  8. Original doc. (see full text in the Russian language) entitled: "О фашистско-повстанческой, шпионской, диверсионной, пораженческой и террористической деятельности польской разведки в СССР." Хлевнюк О. В. Политбюро: Механизмы политической власти в 1930-е гг. М., 1996.
  9. Matthew Kaminski (October 18, 2010). "Savagery in the East". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  10. Prof. Bogdan Musial (January 25–26, 2011). "The 'Polish operation' of the NKVD". The Baltic and Arctic Areas under Stalin. Ethnic Minorities in the Great Soviet Terror of 1937-38. University of Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw. p. 17. Retrieved April 26, 2011. "UMEA International Research Group. Abstracts of Presentations."
  11. Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz. "Soviet "Paradise" Revisited: Genocide, Dissent, Memory and Denial". GRHS Heritage Society. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  12. OA Gorlanov. "A breakdown of the chronology and the punishment, NKVD Order № 00485 (Polish operation) in Google translate". Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  13. McLoughlin, References, p. 164
  14. Michael Ellman, Stalin and the Soviet Famine of 1932-33 Revisited PDF file
  15. Simon Sebag Montefiore. Stalin. The Court of the Red Tsar, page 229. Vintage Books, New York 2003. Vintage ISBN 1-4000-7678-1]
  16. Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (2011-01-15). "Nieopłakane ludobójstwo (Genocide Not Mourned)". Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  17. Franciszek Tyszka. "Tomasz Sommer: Ludobójstwo Polaków z lat 1937-38 to zbrodnia większa niż Katyń (Genocide of Poles in the years 1937-38, a Crime Greater than Katyn)". Super Express. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  18. "Rozstrzelać Polaków. Ludobójstwo Polaków w Związku Sowieckim (To Execute the Poles. Genocide of Poles in the Soviet Union)". Historyton. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  19. Polska Agencja Prasowa (2010-06-24). "Publikacja na temat eksterminacji Polaków w ZSRR w latach 30 (Publication on the Subject of Extermination of Poles in the Soviet Union during the 1930s)". Portal Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  20. Prof. Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski (22 March 2011). "Rozkaz N.K.W.D.: No. 00485 z dnia 11-VIII-1937, a Polacy". Polish Club Online. Retrieved April 28, 2011. "See also, Tomasz Sommer: Ludobójstwo Polaków w Związku Sowieckim (Genocide of Poles in the Soviet Union), article published by The Polish Review vol. LV, No. 4, 2010."
  21. "Sommer, Tomasz. Book description (Opis).". Rozstrzelać Polaków. Ludobójstwo Polaków w Związku Sowieckim w latach 1937-1938. Dokumenty z Centrali (Genocide of Poles in the Soviet Union). Księgarnia Prawnicza, Lublin. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  22. "Konferencja "Rozstrzelać Polaków – Ludobójstwo Polaków w Związku Sowieckim" (Conference on Genocide of Poles in the Soviet Union), Warsaw". Instytut Globalizacji oraz Press Club Polska in cooperation with Memorial Society. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  23. Michał Jasiński (2010-10-27). "Zapomniane ludobójstwo stalinowskie (The forgotten Stalinist genocide)". Gliwicki klub Fondy. Czytelnia. Retrieved April 28, 2011.

Further reading

Plus what happened in Ukraine to the KulAKS:
Main article: Holodomor

Passers-by ignore corpses of starved peasants on a street in Kharkiv, 1933.

During the Soviet famine of 1932–33 that affected Ukraine, Kazakhstan and some densely populated regions of Russia, the scale of death in Ukraine is referred to as the Holodomor and is recognized as genocide by the governments of Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, the USA and Hungary. The famine was caused by the confiscation of the whole 1933 harvest in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the Kuban (a densely populated Ukrainian region), and some other parts of the Soviet Union, leaving the peasants too little to feed themselves. As a result, an estimated ten million died, including over seven million in Ukraine, one million in the North Caucasus and one million elsewhere.[145] American historian Timothy Snyder wrote of "3.3 million Soviet citizens (mostly Ukrainians) deliberately starved by their own government in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–1933"[146]
In addition to the requisitioning of crops in Ukraine, all food was confiscated by Soviet authorities. Any and all aid and food was prohibited from entering the Ukrainian republic. Ukraine's Yuschenko administration recognised the Holodomor as an act of genocide and pushed international governments to acknowledge this.[147] This move was opposed by the Russian government and some members of the Ukrainian parliament. A Ukrainian court found Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Lazar Kaganovich, Stanislav Kosior, Pavel Postyshev, Vlas Chubar and Mendel Khatayevich guilty of genocide on 13 January 2010.[148][149] As of 2010, the Russian government's official position was that the famine took place, but was not an ethnic genocide;[147] former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych supported this position.[150][151] A ruling of January 13, 2010 by Kyiv's Court of Appeal declared the Soviet leaders guilty of 'genocide against the Ukrainian national group in 1932–33 through the artificial creation of living conditions intended for its partial physical destruction.'"[152]

About the theistic-satanic Jesuit Order

The Jesuits are not atheistic in the least, they are theistic-satanic and purely psychopathic. This is quite literally the "Secret Power of Lawlessness" that the Apostle Paul warns us about. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Benjamin Franklin on Repetitious Prayer

The youngest of his sons was Benjamin.  He was born in 1706 [on January 17].  He was  different from his brothers.  He was only knee high to a grass hopper when he first learned to read and he wondered and asked questions from morning till night.  He was a merry little fellow with stocky legs and a bright mind, busy with flights of fancy and practical ideas.  he thought it a pity that his father, who was so busy working to keep them all in food and clothes, should waste so much time saying a long grace each time he ate.

"Father," he said one day as they were sitting down to table, "think of all the time you could save if you would thank the Lord, once and for all, for the whole larder."

His father was pious and serious but could not help smiling, and when he told his friends what a clever young son he had, they laughed with him and agreed that Benjamin was so bright he might even become a minister.
p 4 Benjamin Franklin by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Doubleday & Co. Inc, Garden City, New York, 1950.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pope Francis S.J. Puts His Feet Down His Throat on Marijuana & Other Drug Prohibition

Pope Francis SJ, at a pharmacratic inquisition/"law" enforcement meeting in Rome regarding the criminal market protection for cigarettes, alcohol, RX pharma & drug abuse promotion for drug "treatment" profiteering:
Francis told delegates attending a Rome drug enforcement conference that even limited steps to legalize recreational drugs "are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects."

Likewise, Francis said, providing addicts with drugs offered only "a veiled means of surrendering to the phenomenon."

"Let me state this in the clearest terms possible," he said. "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!"

Francis has described drug addiction as evil and met addicts on several occasions. When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, he devoted much of his pastoral care to addicts.

Pope Francis SJ's lying about Cannabis and other drugs, in particular his utter disregard of the differences between plants and highly concentrated derivatives favored by prohibition should be no surprise, given the circumstances surrounding the start of drug prohibition campaign in 1904 that perverted and made a drug abuse problem out of cocaine.

The Popes endorsed safe DILUTE cocaine in 1898 and 1904, only to turn against it after a falling out with coca popularizer Angelo Francois Mariani over their revelation of their despicable 2nd 30 Years War plan against Eastern Germany and Poland as revenge for the Reformation and the 1573 Polish Commonwealth stance against the Roman Catholic Church's St Bartholemew Days Massacre.

Too bad France continues to disgrace itself by remaining a Catholic nation.\

Pope Francis SJ ha audacity to smear contraband drug dealers as a class as "dealers of death" [sic]:

An excerpt from a speech of this Jesuit Pope in 2013:
 To embrace – we all have to learn to embrace the one in need, as Saint Francis did. There are so many situations in Brazil, and throughout the world, that require attention, care and love, like the fight against chemical dependency. Often, instead, it is selfishness that prevails in our society. How many “dealers of death” there are that follow the logic of power and money at any cost! The scourge of drug-trafficking, that favours violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage. A reduction in the spread and influence of drug addiction will not be achieved by a liberalisation of drug use, as is currently being proposed in various parts of Latin America. Rather, it is necessary to confront the problems underlying the use of these drugs, by promoting greater justice, educating young people in the values that build up life in society, accompanying those in difficulty and giving them hope for the future. We all need to look upon one another with the loving eyes of Christ, and to learn to embrace those in need, in order to show our closeness, affection and love.
Yet it is Coca leaf- the SAFEST stimulant that they banned, in order to protect the most dangerous- cigarettes of Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco- a substance that did NOT exist in nature but which was specifically bred to increase sales and profits via increasing addictiveness; this was invented in Virginia - which sociopathically calls possession of Cannabis presumable packaged for sale as low as 1/4 oz as a felony" utterly ABUSING that term.  It is Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco cigarettes that kills nearly ONE HALF MILLION ANNUALLY in the USA- yet is absent from the 'Controlled Substances Act', and even exempt from retail product ingredient labeling requirements.  It's the supports of such a drug control scheme that are the dealers of death.

Is it any wonder that the Jesuit Superior General who would have been behind this- Luis Martin - who died April 18, 1906 of HORRIFIC CANCER necessitating an amputation of one of his arms before spreading to his lungs, killing him, just as USDA's treasonous to freedom of medicine and diet and public health Harvey Washington Wiley was in Rome for a Pharmacy conference.

See more on this horrific Jesuit perversion of drug markets and use:

 Cigarette sales spike with each of the successive drug control "laws" of 1906, 1914 and 1937- it is Francis SJ and his ilk who push drug addiction and mass murder.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wlodimir Ledochowski S.J. French Wikipedia Article

Vladimir or Włodzimierz Ledóchowski born in Loosdorf in the district of Melk in Lower Austria on 7 October 1866 and died in Rome on 13 December 1942 , was a priest Jesuit Polish . In 1915 he was elected the 26th Superior General of the Society of Jesus and remained until his death in 1942 .


Catholic Family and patriot

Vladimir Ledóchowski is the third of seven children of Count Antoine-Ledóchowski Halka, an aristocratic lineage of Polish patriots exiled by the Tsar in the middle of the nineteenth century, and his second wife Josephine Salis-Zizers, an aristocrat Swiss . He was born on the family land Loosdorf. Vladimir also had three half-brothers from his father's first marriage.
The family is strongly influenced by faith and Catholic culture . And two sisters, Marie-Therese and Julie Ledóchowska were religious and were beatified , the latter being even canonized in 2003 . His younger brother, Ignatius, Polish patriot also renowned for his piety , will make a brilliant career as an officer in various European fronts and end up in a concentration camp in 1945 for membership in the Armia Krajowa .
Vladimir had to uncle Cardinal Mieczysław Ledóchowski (1822-1902) who was nuncio pontifical and primate of Poland . It was imprisoned for opposing the policy of Kulturkampf in Prussia , which then administered part of Poland, where the primate was headquartered. He resigned his episcopal seat of Poznań for exile in Rome in 1892 where he became Prefect of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith .

Studies and vocation

Vladimir studied at Vienna in college Theresianum and at that time becomes page of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria . He then studied law at the University of Krakow and decided to become a priest, is also involved in the preparatory studies for the priesthood . He then studied at the Gregorian University in Rome and, aged 23, entered the Society of Jesus in which he was ordained priest in 1894.
He was soon appointed Superior of the Jesuit residence in Krakow before becoming rector of the college. In 1901, he was Vice-Provincial of the Jesuit Province of Poland then Provincial of the Province of Galicia in 1902 . From 1906 to 1915 he was assistant regional councilor and father Wernz for questions concerning the Jesuits' s Germany .
Following the death of the Superior General Franz Xaver Wernz , who died in 1914, the 26th General Congregation of the Jesuits takes place in February and March 1915. February 11, 1915, at 49 years, Vladimir Ledóchowski is elected after two rounds 26th Superior General of the Society of Jesus . This is happening while the First World War torn Europe.


Marked by a close relationship with the Pope Pius XI and the papal nuncio to Bavaria , Eugenio Pacelli , the future Pius XII , his generalship is very active. Despite a reign marked by two world wars and the economic crisis of 1930 , the Society is developing quite consequently under his administration.
He convenes the 27th General Congregation in 1923 to implement the agreement constitutions and standards Jesuit life with the new Code of Canon Law of 1917 .
It organizes the Pontifical Oriental Institute entrusted by Pius XII to the Company, the ' Russicum 'pontifical college for the training of the Russian clergy of Byzantine rite and the Biblical Institute . The Lateran Pacts signed between the Holy See and the government fascist Italian, and prepared by the Jesuit Pietro Tacchi Venturi allow a new impetus to the Society of Jesus, increasing its visibility and influence. By the Lateran Treaty Jesuit properties confiscated in the nineteenth century are rendered. And, among others, the construction of a new building for the university Gregorian is possible: it is transferred to the Borromeo palace piazza della Pilota, near the Quirinal Palace . Ledochowski is also building a new General Curia in 'Borgo Santo Spirito', a few hundred meters from St. Peter's Square .
During his tenure the number of members of the Society of Jesus is steadily increasing, particularly in the country said 'the Mission ', while his government was marked by increased centralization .

Anti-modernist and anti-communist

The history of relations between European totalitarianism and the Holy See is far from being written in a comprehensive manner, the issues being passionate and the Vatican archives on this subject available recently and piecemeal. So many gray areas remain and historiography about Vladimir Ledóchowski is, at this time, very poorly developed.
Some scholars regard him as the pivot of the "German Party" of the Catholic Church before 1914 . Some researchers also argue that had the project, after the First World War, the creation of a federation of Catholic nations in Central and Eastern Europe: Austria, Slovakia, Bohemia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Bavaria to counteract Soviet Russia, Prussia and the United Kingdom Protestants and France lay , could also caress idea hatched by Eugenio Pacelli , near Cardinal Faulhaber, while main collaborator Ledóchowski.
Under the Third Reich, the German Jesuit attitude is mixed and it is difficult to specify the exact Superior General with reports Nazi regime or the role played in Ledóchowski policy eastern expansion and the Vatican especially in the uniatism . It is indisputable that against Ledóchowski, from the aristocracy Catholic of the Central Powers was a fierce opponent of communism.
Having no other choice but to follow the official line anti-modernist of the Catholic Church Vladimir Ledóchowski appears to some as conservative . He wrote in 1909 : "modern society, in his misery, like the poor paralytic of Bethsaida to the extent that it does not even have the strength to rise from his sickbed" .
He took measures against the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin which he was ordered to renounce his theological work on the controversial original sin and teaching was banned from 1925 .
On another level, whereas relations with women could pose a threat to the religious vocation of the Jesuits, their Ledóchowski written two letters of instruction on the topic About Prevention to have long conversations with women in 1918, On reserves and to have in dealing with women .
Ledóchowski considered the communism as the great heresy of time and according to him there was an analogy between the struggle against communism and the struggle against the Protestant Reformation . He also founded a real Secretariat of atheism in Rome, to prevent Communist penetration in the world and doing edit, under the direction of Jesuit Giuseppe said, the periodical letters Rome on modern atheism.
In 1934, he sent a directive on the fight of communism, each provincial of the Society so that they appoint a director and a committee responsible for anti-Communists who could get documentation on communism and communist activities center documentation collected by the Jesuit Edmund A. Walsh , founder of the school of Foreign Affairs (SFS) of the Georgetown University which they could use to ensure consistency of the strategy.
It is to him that Pius XI seeks experts to confide in 1937 , preparing the encyclical Divini Redemptoris that would condemn the atheistic communism as intrinsically evil .

Document Humani Generis Unitas

In 1938 , following an interview with the Jesuit John LaFarge , a Jesuit engaged in the defense of minorities in the United States, Pius XI , who had enjoyed one of his recent works , asks 

Ledóchowski to coordinate the drafting of a draft encyclical condemning anti-Semitism , the racism and the persecution of the Jews . The higher the Assistant Company two other Jesuits LaFarge, German Gustav Gundlach and French Gustave Desbuquois , to complete the draft Humani Generis Unitas (On the unity of humankind). Pius XI dies a little after receiving the project. Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli , whose Ledóchowski is near, succeeded him but did not promulgate the text that will go to the archives.
Several historians emphasize the role allegedly played Vladimir retention Ledóchowski in this case, probably in agreement with Pacelli, then Secretary of State of the Vatican and with whom he had a close relationship : Ledóchowski acted in a dilatory manner, trying delay as possible the communication of the draft encyclical the Pope because he was opposed to the idea of an open rupture with the Third Reich while Soviet Russia remained for him the main threat to the Catholic Church and civilization .
In 1936, he entrusted the primacy Spanish Goma y Tomas: "Europe is being conquered by Communism. Influence of Judaism on this point. " . Several testimonies are also state, if not anti-Semitism on his part, at least of a complex anti-Semitic Ledóchowski, as well as an inclination to anti-liberal front, undemocratic and anti-Jewish or not involving however leaning or sympathy for Nazism . When he chooses a reviewer for text LaFarge and his colleague, he will be the Jesuit Enrico Rosa , author of texts among the most violently anti-Semitic of La Civilta Cattolica .

Death and succession

Vladimir Ledóchowski died in Rome on 13 December 1942 . He is buried in the mausoleum of the Company's Campo Verano , east of Rome .
In 1937, Ledóchowski had convened the 28th General Congregation, asking him to give him a vicar general who can assist. This is the Belgian Maurice Schurmans , known for his opposition to fascism who was elected. However, another Ledochowski named Vicar General to assume the government transition after his death, but it is already old, died 16 months later. Following the requirements of the law of the Society of Jesus, a new Vicar General was elected by the professed Jesuits of Rome. Regional Assistant Superior General of France, Norbert de Boynes was elected. As soon as it was possible, summoned Boynes (12 March 1946) the 29th General Congregation to elect a successor to Ledóchowski. Belgian Jean-Baptiste Janssens was chosen.