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The tag 'Opus Dei' is associated with 38 posts.

Parting Shot from “Der Panzerkardinal”: Keeping Scandal Hidden (Under the Rock of St. Peter)

The his­to­ry of the Vat­i­can Bank, the IOR, is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with scan­dal and the his­to­ry of the Holy See’s involve­ment with fas­cism. The out­go­ing Pope has named a Ger­man mem­ber of the Knights of Mal­ta to head that insti­tu­tion. (The Knights of Mal­ta or SMOM is, basi­cal­ly, the mil­i­tary wing of the Vat­i­can.) Ratzinger/Benedict’s selec­tion is Ernst von Frey­berg, a mem­ber of the board of Blohm & Voss, the Ger­man ship­mak­er and man­u­fac­tur­er of war­ships for Hitler and the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many.


Ratzinger Leaves the Ship

A care­tak­er Pope, Bene­dict XVI presided over numer­ous inquiries into Vat­i­can malfea­sance. His res­ig­na­tion rais­es the ques­tion as to what will fol­low. Steeped in the Vat­i­can’s long-stand­ing rela­tion­ship with fas­cism, the out­go­ing Pope presided over a white­wash of Pius XII’s involve­ment with the Third Reich and a blunt­ing of inquiries into the molesta­tion scan­dals unfold­ing around the world.


Seymour Hersh: Joint Chiefs of Staff Dominated by Knights of Malta, Opus Dei

“New York Times” jour­nal­ist Sey­mour Hersh main­tains that U.S. Joint Chief­sof Staff are dom­i­nat­ed by offi­cers belong­ing to, or sym­pa­thet­ic to the Knights of Mal­ta and/or Opus Dei.


Gay Theologian Expounds on the Church’s Homophobia and Shift to the Right

Com­ment: A recent Spiegel arti­cle record­ed the obser­va­tions of  David Berg­er, a gay for­mer Catholic priest. Berg­er dis­cussed homo­pho­bia in the Church and among its pow­er­ful sup­port­ers, as well as the Church’s polit­i­cal lurch to the right. Inter­view With Gay The­olo­gian David Berg­er: ‘A Large Pro­por­tion of Catholic Cler­ics and Trainee Priests Are Homo­sex­u­al’ ”; Spiegel […]


Vatican Bank Chief’s Free-Market Ideology and Opus Dei Background

Com­ment: Ettore Got­ti Tedeschi–head of the Vat­i­can Bank–espoused the free-mar­ket ide­ol­o­gy that led to the crash of 2008. Tedeschi has also advised then Car­di­nal Ratzinger and helped him write an eco­nom­ic the­sis. (Ratzinger became, of course, Pope Bene­dict.) Not sur­pris­ing­ly, Tedeschi  is a mem­ber of Opus Dei, the fas­cist lay Catholic order that has been […]


Links Between IHH (the Flotilla Sponsor) and “neo-Ustache” in Croatia

Com­ment: The Balka­ns offices of IHH–the Turk­ish NGO that spon­sored the Flotil­la inci­dent in May–are in Zagreb, Croa­t­ia. In that loca­tionl, the orga­ni­za­tion was able to coor­di­nate the attack against the Serbs with the Croa­t­ian “neo-Ustache” of Fran­jo Tudj­man. Lis­ten­ers are encour­aged to access the vast vol­ume of infor­ma­tion about the Balka­ns wars to flesh […]


Vatican Bank Being Investigated for Money Laundering

Com­ment: For many years, we’ve looked at the Vat­i­can Bank–the IOR (Insti­tute for Reli­gious Works.) Long a vehi­cle for the financ­ing of fas­cism and crim­i­nal under­tak­ings, the insti­tu­tion has FINALLY come under inves­ti­ga­tion for mon­ey laun­der­ing. (The Vat­i­can Bank was dis­cussed at length in AFA #18.) “Vat­i­can Bank ‘Inves­ti­gat­ed over Mon­ey Laun­der­ing”; BBC News; 9/21/2010. […]


Vatican Lawyer for Abuse Case Defended the Vatican Bank in Holocaust Suit

Com­ment: In the recent­ly re-aired FTR #508, we exam­ined the ascen­sion of Pope Bene­dict, whose elec­tion came at a time when unfold­ing Vat­i­can scan­dals threat­ened to unrav­el, reveal­ing that insti­tu­tion’s dark­er side for the blood-soaked hor­ror show that it tru­ly is. Avail­able evi­dence sug­gests that Ratzinger/Benedict is a prod­uct of the Vatican/fascist axis so exhaus­tive­ly […]


New Archbishop of L.A. a Spanish Member of Opus Dei

Com­ment: With Latin influ­ence in the U.S. ris­ing with the growth of the Amer­i­can Span­ish-speak­ing pop­u­la­tion, it is both inter­est­ing and sig­nif­i­cant that the Pope select­ed a mem­ber of the reac­tionary, fas­­cist-con­nec­t­ed Opus Dei to be the Arch­bish­op of Los Ange­les. This appoint­ment con­tin­ues a pat­tern of con­ver­gence between the Vat­i­can and Opus Dei dat­ing […]


FTR #696 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Japan­ese prime min­is­ter pub­licly dis­cuss­es the M‑Fund, a deci­sive link between Japan­ese con­quest dur­ing World War II and its post­war pol­i­tics; Ital­ian prime min­is­ter Berlus­coni linked to the Mafia; Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist orga­ni­za­tion The Fam­i­ly pro­mot­ing fas­cism from the 1930’s on.