Vatican and Secret Societies in Pursuit of a New World Order Part 1
In the past, we have studied the links between Secret Societies and the implementation of the New World Order. We will study today how the Vatican is now thoroughly controlled by these Secret Societies as they move to complete the New World Order Religion, which they feel is an indispensable part of their New World Order. And New Age writings make it quite clear that this New World Order Religion, as they call it, will be an occultic religion, one that will revive the Old Mysteries Religions of Babylon and Egypt, and one that will totally destroy Christianity. And the Vatican is now leading the charge.
We will be discussing this subject from several sources: "The Broken Cross", by Peirs Compton, 1981. This author is a Catholic priest who has become totally disheartened by the current state of the Catholic Church. "The Occultic Conspiracy: Secret Societies -- Their Influence and Power in World History", by Michael Howard, 1989. Howard is a New Age writer. "Behold A Pale Horse", by "New Age" Christian author Bill Cooper, 1991.
Let us look first at "The Broken Cross".
Compton is an former editor of a Catholic newspaper, "The Universe". He traces the alleged infiltration of the Roman church by the Illuminati. The author is a traditional and still practicing Catholic, who has written this book as a protest against the Catholic Church abandoning its traditional teachings on Christian doctrine. "There is a feeling abroad that our civilization is in deadly peril. ...For civilization declines when reason is turned upside down, when the mean and based, the ugly and corrupt, are made to appear the norms of social and cultural expressions...when evil, under a variety of masks takes the place of good."
...Never before has man been left without guide or compass...divorced from reality...without religion." (p1-3)
Compton then lists some of the Catholic Churches failings in recent years: Decline in belief of absolutes (p.2-3) Its readiness to compromise with the evil in this world. (p.3) Preaching of Humanism in the name of Christian charity. (p.3) Changing from being the inflexible enemy of Communism to taking part in compromising "dialogue", thus contributing to the ruin of society. Surrendering its creed of One True God in heaven for the false creed that there are many gods in Heaven and Earth. (p.3)
Compton then asks the critical question -- "what has caused the changes in the Church"? After acknowledging that most people naturally reject the idea of a "conspiracy", the author states, we "see...the working out of an age-long and deliberate scheme to destroy the Church from within. Yet there is more proof of every kind for the existence of such a conspiracy than there is for some of the commonly accepted facts of history...Secret scheming, hidden ... from the academic...and public mind, has been the ...driving force of much of world history." (p. 4)
"The urge for world domination, whether by force of arms, culture, or religion, is as old as history...." (p.5)
After tracing some of the attempts to take control of the Papacy by non-Christian elements, Compton then begins to talk about Adam Weishaupt, the Jesuit priest who created the Masters of
the Illuminati. Compton states, "...Adam Weishaupt could view the prospect before him with a military mind. He had thrust and vision. He knew the value of surprise, which is grounded in secrecy...He would blend mankind into one whole...suppress dogma...The ideal state that Weishaupt had in mind was...founded upon the impossible dream of human perfection...On the First day of May, 1776, the secret society that was to profoundly affect much subsequent history came into existence as the Illuminati."
"The Illuminati had ...a plan ...they decided on a most ambitious line of conduct. It would form and control public opinion. It would amalgamate religions by dissolving all the differences of belief and ritual that had kept them apart; and it would take over the Papacy and place an agent of its own in the Chair of Peter." (p. 7-8)
In 1818, a member of the Illuminati, Nubius, stated that the goal of the Illuminati, is "the complete annihilation of Catholicism, and even ultimately of Christianity. Were Christianity to survive, even upon the ruins of Rome, it would, a little later on, revive and live." (p. 13). Later, we will examine the same goals as expressed in Howard's New Age book "The Occult Conspiracy". Compton continues to quote Nubius' explanation of the need for the Illuminati to infiltrate the Papacy:
"The Pope...will never enter into a secret society. It therefore becomes the duty of the secret societies to make the first advance to the Church and the Pope, with the object of conquering both." (p.13)
This is nothing more than a call for the Illuminati to infiltrate the Papacy. The goal from the beginning (1776) was to plant an avowed Illuminist into the Papacy, while the rank and file of the Catholic Church were to be completely unaware that this had occurred. Nubius then recognized that this process may take many, many years. He foresaw the need to invade and take over convents and seminaries, to win the minds of nuns, and especially the priests, who rise to become Cardinals. Cardinals elect the Pope. (p. 12-15).
How was Weishaupt financed in his drive to establish the Masters of the Illuminati? Compton explains:
"(Weishaupt) was backed financially,...by a group of bankers under the House of Rothschild. It was under their direction that the long-range and worldwide plans of the Illuminati were drawn up..."
Compton then confirms the spiritual nature of this Illuminati plan for a New World Order.
"The claim to be possessed of an other-world influence may not have been wholly false... having the tests that made a full-blooded Illuminati (the ceremony took place at night, in an underground vault near Frankfurt)..." (p. 8-9). Remember our discussion, earlier, of the initiations of the American Skull and Bones society, of which former President George Bush was a lifelong member? They also carried out their initiation in an underground tomb, or vault in the middle of the night.
Compton then reveals the longevity and the influence of secret societies:
"The peculiar strength of [secret societies) has always been their secrecy...Sometimes they had an affected occult significance, that ...often led them to introduce... absurd, ...unpleasant rites of initiation. There was one Illuminati circle that persuaded candidates to enter a bath of water...by pulling them towards the bath by means of a piece of string that was tied to their genitals...It was this perverted sexual obsession that made some of Weishaupt's disciples undergo self-castration." (p. 11). Shockingly, Trevor Ravenscroft, in his book, The Spear of Destiny, reported that Eckart's last official act of the Thule Society was to magically castrate Adolf Hitler. This ritual had the effect of turning Hitler into the sadistic killer of which history is familiar. Bill Cooper, in his book, Behold A Pale Horse, states that Skull and Bones initiates its members by means of ribbon around the genitals. This commonalty again ties together the Masters of the Illuminati, the Thule Society, and Skull and Bones.
Compton records more of the occultic influence of the Masters of the Illuminati. "...Some rites and symbols derived an undeniable significance from what is generally called Black Magic, or from the invocation of a Satanic power whose potency runs like a sinister streak..."
"By symbols...is a man guided and commanded...The Illuminati made use of ... a pyramid, or triangle, which has been long known to initiates as a sign of mystic or solar faith. At the top of that pyramid, or sometimes at its base, was, and in fact, still is, the image of a separate human Eye, which has been variously referred to as the open eye of Lucifer, the morning star..."
"The pyramid was one of the symbols that represented the unknown and nameless deity in pre-Christian cults. Centuries later, it was resurrected as a symbol of the destruction of the Catholic Church; and when the first phase of that destruction had been brought about...by those who had infiltrated and since occupied some of the highest places in the Church, they reproduced it as a sign of their success." And when did this happen? In 1976, precisely 200 years after Weishaupt initiated his plan to infiltrate the Papacy , placing an Illuminist as Pope. Compton continues:
"[The All-Seeing Eye within a pyramid] overlooked the crowds who gathered for the Philadelphia Eucharist Congress in 1976. It was taken up by the Jesuits who edited the Society's year book; and it appeared on a series of Vatican stamps issued in 1978." (p. 10-11). "New Age" Christian author, Bill Cooper, confirmed this fact to me by telephone when I called him to independently confirm this shocking information.
"The Eye, which can be traced back to the Babylonian moon worshippers, or astrologers, came to represent the [Pagan] Egyptian Trinity of Osiris, the sun; Isis, the moon goddess; and their child, Horus..." (p. 11-12).
The pyramid and the All-Seeing Eye are, indeed, old occultic symbols. The Satanic book, "Magic Symbols", amply demonstrates this fact on page 140-141. I was determined to corroborate the fact that the Roman Catholic Church had utilized the All-Seeing Eye and the Pyramid in their writings, so I traveled to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area to a Catholic
Seminary, St. Charles Seminary. In their Ryan Memorial Library, I found a book entitled, "Symbols In The Church". The authors listed their objective in writing this book, "This book is intended as a usable handbook for ecclesiastical artists and craftsmen of all sorts...who are interested...in the decoration of churches and of liturgical objects..." In other words, this book was an official book of authorized symbols which could be used to create literature or pictorial works which would be acceptable to Roman Catholic leadership. Thus, I was shocked and dismayed to discover the All-Seeing Eye within a pyramid on page 27. This All-Seeing Eye was in the section of symbols representing God the Father; however, this symbol was not the Pagan symbol of God looking down from Heaven upon the affairs of man; rather, it was the Pagan symbol of man perfecting himself properly to attain into Heaven. It was the symbol of the Masters of the Illuminati, in an official Roman Catholic book of church art!!
This confirmed that Pierre Compton was absolutely correct, the Illuminati had infiltrated the Catholic Church. But, as I studied this book of Catholic symbols, I was further shocked to see that there were many symbols that the Catholics were using which were either directly copied from those found in the Satanic symbols book, "Magic Symbols", or which had been modified only slightly. Time does not permit us to fully examine all these match-ups now, but we will return with a full study later.
So, from the beginning of the 19th Century, the Illuminati and Freemasonry began to infiltrate the Roman Catholic Church, beginning first by infiltrating the seminaries and colleges, placing priests and nuns who were secretly Illuminists. The ultimate goal was to capture the College of Cardinals and then the Papacy itself. By 1846, enough progress had been made in infiltrating the Catholic Church, thus weakening her from within, that the Illuminati felt it was time to create the Antithesis Force which would battle the Western Force of Thesis, led by the United States. The battle between these two forces would ultimately produce their desired Synthesis System, the New World Order. Compton records how this new Antithesis System was created.
In 1846, "there was a feeling of change in the air, a change that would extend beyond the boundaries of the Church and transform many facets of existence....Two years later a highly select body of secret initiates who called themselves the League of Twelve Just Men of the Illuminati, financed Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto..." (p.16) This historic fact is also stated by Ralph Epperson in his book, The Unseen Hand, and by Anthony Sutton in his book, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution. Most people are shocked by this concept for three very simple reasons: First, our history books have carefully taught us that history is just a series of unrelated historical accidents, not as a result of any conspiracy. Secondly, many of us cannot comprehend that human beings could successfully carry out a global plan for domination for an extended period of time. Thirdly, most Americans still naively believe their elected representatives carry out their duties with our best interests at heart.
Compton continues his expose' of the infiltration of the Vatican by the Illuminati.
"By mid-1800's, the State of Italy had been taken over by the Illuminati" (p. 17). But, still, the religious office of the Papacy was outside their control. At this point, we should remember that the Papacy and the entire Roman Catholic Church was being fatally weakened by the inclusion of false, Pagan doctrine. It was only a matter of time before the Illuminati would be able to
topple the Papacy by successfully implanting one of their own. The Papacy was doomed to fall like a tree which had been rotting for centuries before it suddenly fell under the onslaught of the persistent wind. This goal of infiltrating the Vatican with an Illuminist is further detailed in an occultic book, The Occult Conspiracy, by Michael Howard, in Chapter 7 entitled "Secrets In the Vatican", pages 141-160. Occultic writings are often very instructive because their authors have nothing to hide and because many of the authors are writing under the influence of their "Guiding Spirits". And, occultists are very open about this conspiracy.
This supreme Illuminati goal of placing one of their own as Pope was not successful until the early 1960's, when Vatican II was convened. Compton states, "the liberals or progressives, secure in having brought the designs of the secret societies to a successful conclusion, were exultant...The entire world of religion was now permeated by its influence..." (p. 62)
"In less than a decade the church [had] been transformed from an implacable foe of Communism into an active and quite powerful advocate of coexistence with Moscow and Red China. At the same time, revolutionary changes in its centuries long teachings have moved Rome closer and closer...to that of humanistic, neo-Paganism, of the National and World Council, and World Council of Churches." (p. 62-63).
"When the effects of the Second Vatican Council became apparent, the Bishop of Regensbury was led to observe that the main ideas of the French Revolution, 'which represents an important element in Lucifer's Plan, were being adopted in many spheres of Catholicism'". "Although conducted largely behind the scenes...the struggle between the Church and the secret societies has been more bitter and prolonged than any international conflict..." (p. 75)
Now that the Vatican II had implemented Lucifer's Plan, as the Bishop of Regensbury had observed, "it now remained to round off a truly historic visit with an initiatory rite that would put the seal on this newly admitted realization..". Thus, "Pope Paul, on October 4, 1965, spoke to the United Nations, (p.67) a speech "which propagated the social gospel so dear to the heart of revolutionaries, without a single reference to the religious doctrines that [the revolutionaries] found so pernicious". (p. 68)
After the speech, Pope Paul VI went to the Meditation Room of the U.N. "A carefully edited bulletin, that supposedly dealt with the meaning and purpose of the room, was produced by the Lucis Press, which issues printed matter for the United Nations." The fact that Lucis Trust is the Publishing House which prints and disseminates United Nations material is a devastating indictment of the New Age and Satanic nature of the U.N. Lucis Trust was established in 1922 as Lucifer Trust by Alice Bailey as the publishing company to disseminate the books of Bailey and Blavatsky. In 1923, Bailey changed the name to Lucis Trust, because Lucifer Trust revealed the true nature of the New Age Movement too clearly. (Constance Cumbey, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 49). A quick trip to any New Age bookstore will reveal that many of the hard-core New Age books are published by Lucis Trust.
Now let us return to the story of the visit of Pope Paul VI to the United Nations on October 4, 1965.
"This [meditation] room was a centre of the Illuminati, given over to the Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, that...was dedicated to the service of pagan cults, and the obliteration of Christian in favour of humanistic beliefs." (p.68-69)
This occultic initiation ritual by Pope Paul VI in the Meditation Room of the United Nations "represented the early stage of a scheme, the fulfillment of which would be...the erection of the Temple of Understanding, on fifty acres of the Potomac in Washington, D.C....The underlying purpose of the Temple was plainly revealed by its...All-Seeing Eye...that represented six world faiths -- Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism, and Christianity..." The stage is thus set for the formation and announcement of the New World Order Religion. This new religion will be a combining of all world's religions, which means the death knell to the Separateness of True Christianity. Jesus' words, "I AM the Way, The Truth, and the Life; no man comes unto the Father but by Me", (John 14:6) means that no other religion, even the New World Order Religion, can provide the way to Heaven. Satan will have won a huge victory, and the stage will be set for the unfolding of the events foretold in the book of Revelation.
Now consider the next step by Pope Paul VI. "He also made use of a sinister symbol, used by Satanists in the sixth century, that had been revived at the time of Vatican Two. This was a bent, broken cross, on which was displayed a repulsive and distorted figure of Christ, which the black magicians and sorcerers of the Middle Ages had made use of to represent the Biblical term 'Mark of the Beast'. Yet not only Paul VI, but his successors, the two John-Pauls, carried that object and held it up to be revered by crowds, who had not the slightest idea that it stood for anti-Christ. (p. 72) On page 56 Compton prints a picture of the current Pope, John Paul II, holding this bent or broken cross.
How shocking that a Roman Catholic Pope could or would utilize a known Satanic object, representing Anti-Christ, and to have the faithful in the crowd bow before it and revere it. We are reminded of the prophecy in Revelation 13:12, that he (the False Prophet) shall cause the peoples of the earth to deify (worship) the Anti-Christ.
But the worst is revelation yet to come.
Pope Paul then appeared at Yankee Stadium "wearing the Ephod, the ancient garment...worn by Caiphas...who called for the crucifixion of Christ." (Ibid.)
"Within a few days of Paul's return to Rome, the Bishop of Cuernavaca, Mendes Arceo, was declaring that 'Marxism is necessary in order to realize God's kingdom at the present time'; while Pope Paul let it be known that Rome...was ready to take a new look at secret societies." (p.72)
One summer morning, 1976, young Catholic seminarians were greatly alarmed by a revelation in a journal called the "Borghese...for the paper contained a detailed list of clerics, some holding the most exalted offices, who were said to be members of secret societies. It was staggering news, for...the students were acquainted with...Canon Law 2335, [which] expressly states that a Catholic who joined any such society became excommunicate...while Canon 2336 was concerned with disciplinary measures to be enforced against any cleric" who might join a secret society. Michael Howard author of "The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies, The Influence And
Power In World History", speaks of this same list, but goes further to reveal that most of these officials were members of Freemasonry. (p. 152) Howard stated that some of these high Vatican officials were: Pope Paul VI's private secretary Director-General of Vatican Radio Arch-Bishop of Florence Prelate of Milan Assistant Editor of the Vatican paper Seven Italian Bishops Abbot of the Order of Saint Benedict (p. 152)
These students were shocked at this revelation because repeated Papal Bulls have been issued against secret societies.
This article was denied most vociferously by a writer in L'Aurora, M. Jacques Ploncard, who asserted that no prelate had been affiliated with a secret society since 1830. However, determined investigators, some posing as members of the Government, gained access to the Italian Register of Secret Societies and compiled a list of Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops who were members of secret societies. This list included 125 prelates. Compton then lists of these names on pages 78-84. Compton then states, "The French Register of Secret Societies is more closely guarded than the Italian, so that particulars of recent initiations cannot be quoted. The most sustained list of clerics belonging to French secret societies covers a few decades preceding the French Revolution (1785), and it numbered [then], even at a time when infiltration of the Church by its enemies was on a smaller scale than it soon attained, some 256 members."
The stage was now set for full Papal approval of membership in secret societies. On November 27, 1983, Pope John Paul II, the current Pope, issued the Papal Bull which legalized secret society membership for Roman Catholics.
Now we can understand how it is that Pope John Paul II can so brazenly display the occultic bent or broken cross. Now we can understand how Pope John Paul can eagerly pursue domination of the New World Order, as asserted by Malachi Martin in his book, The Keys Of This Blood. Martin is a retired Jesuit priest, who taught at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.
Finally, after over 200 years, the Masters of the Illuminati Secret Society -- originators of the Plan for The New World Order, have achieved one of their major objectives, the infiltrating of their own Illuminists as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. This breakthrough occurred, as we have already stated, in the early 1960's when Pope Paul VI came into power. This time period also fits in with the general period of spiritual degradation and apostasy which we have noted in earlier programs and in our seminar. Interestingly,"New Age" Christian author Bill Cooper, in his book, Behold A Pale Horse, states, "In 1952, an alliance was formed bringing...together for the first time in history: The Black Families (European Nobility which have historically practiced occultic spiritualism), The Illuminati, The Vatican, and the Freemason, now working together to bring about the New World Order." (p. 80)
Today, it is very evident that Pope John Paul II is an Illuminist. We can see this concretely by his utilization of the bent cross. We can see this in his pronouncements of New Age agenda and his many global travels. But, the final confirmation occurred for this ministry in August, 1990, when I attended a 4-hour seminar in Boston, given by the New England Director of the House of Theosophy. The director asserted that, at the right moment in world history, the Pope will travel to Jerusalem to chair an Ecumenical Spiritual conference. The Pope will announce at this meeting that all world's religions are now one. Thus, he said, the New World Order Religion will be established. The tremendously exciting news was that this man, who is an Illuminati insider, knows that the Plan calls for the Roman Catholic Pope to be the leader of the New World Order Religion.
This understanding means two important things:
1. The Plan to replace the Catholic Pope with an Illuminist has succeeded, after 200 years.
2. The Roman Catholic Pope is probably the False Prophet of Revelation.
Finally, add to these understandings the fact that key leaders of the New World Order Plan have publicly identified the Roman Catholic Pope as the planned leader of the New World Order Religion. This is the Biblical office of the False Prophet, the one who will serve with Anti-Christ to deceive the world, and who will wield the same occultic power as the Anti-Christ.
The time for final implementation is very close.