So many people spotted this story it leaped to the top of this week's finals list. That's no mean feat, since this week is the last week of live scheduled blogs for 2020 as I plan on taking a break from Christmas week until after New Year's. There may be an occasional blog during that time, but this one I simply cannot pass over in good conscience.
In today's blog, I intend to speak plainly and mince no words, but in doing so I am not trying to impugn any sincere Christian faith of a Roman Catholic. My own sister is a Roman Catholic, a sincere and deeply Christian one in fact, full of love for God and Christ. So my intention is quite the reverse, actually. I intend to try to answer a question often on the lips and minds of Roman Catholics, as they wonder why their church increasingly represents a corporation with a social, financial, and political agenda that seems utterly out of synch with the core tenets of their faith, an institution increasingly without a soul, and intent upon the uglification of the last remaining shards of beauty and transcendence that might still be left. I have never minced words with my sister about the core issue of why that Church has burned people alive, and presented itself in such tyrannical terms as to cause the revolt known as the Protestant Reformation. The "chair of unity" is, historically, the chair of division. The root of the problem is the papal claim to absolute, supreme power and authority. Or to put it in the ending words of Pope Boniface VIII (Pope from 1294-1303) in his bull Unam Sanctam, "Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff".
Note, it does not say, "to hold the tenets of the Catholic faith and to be in communion with a bishop professing and holding the same," but rather, the core concepts of the faith, and communion, are not in view at all. One must be subject to the Papacy itself. The final logical implication of all of this is that it isn't even necessary to hold to any of the definitions of the ecumenical councils of the ancient church, nor to celebrate that faith in any of the ancient church's liturgies, nor even to maintain the texts of those liturgies, including the Gregorian liturgy of the West. All that is necessary is simply to be in communion with, or rather, subject to, the Pope, regardless of what he might do.
In this, Boniface neither consulted his bishops, nor anyone else. The claims of the Papacy, which had already led to its excommunication by the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church, knew, and knows no bounds. It can, and has, made such pronouncements since that schism, the most egregious example of which was Vatican II, a "council" in which the papal church turned its back on its own traditional liturgy by throwing it out, and introducing a round of liturgical, artistic, architectural, and musical ugliness and banality that continues to this day (see today's "tidbit"), opening itself "to the world", and, in the midst of a slew of conciliar pronouncements, retained its traditional mode of diction in only one case: those instances having to do with the claims of the papacy itself.
In short, everything else, including the mass itself, was and is up for grabs.
It's that context in which I want to examine today's story, which was passed along by several people:
The following paragraphs say it all:
Now, a new global alliance with Pope Francis as its moral leader, is pushing to rescue the heart of capitalism and reorient it as a force for social good. The founding members of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican comprises large corporations like the Bank of America, BP, Estée Lauder, EY, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Merck, Salesforce, and Visa. It also includes grant-giving bodies like the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, government bodies as well as the International Trade Union Confederation, the world's largest workers' rights group.
The 230 action items published on the Coalition's website denote the many ways capitalism has gone astray and ways it can be fixed. The Council believes that meeting these commitments will result in a new definition of success, where capitalism's bottomline is tethered to the health and well-being of its workers and customers and the planet above all.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the Coalition's founder, contends that the alliance isn't another caucus for big corporations. Any enterprise who believes in the need to reform the prevailing capitalist agenda can sign up to be part of the movement. "It's available to the corner pharmacy who wants to make a commitment to hiring one person of color, or being carbon neutral," she explains. "They don't have to do what Johnson & Johnson or Merck does. They'll do what's comfortable to them." Forester adds that though the leader of the Catholic Church serves as their main advisor, the Coalition is firmly non-sectarian. "This is of course informed by the [Christian] gospel, but it speaks about what Aristotle was speaking about 300 years before Christ about humanity's need to be responsible for each other," says Forester, also known socially as "Lady Lynn," by virtue of her marriage to a British knight. Her net worth was more than $600 million in 2016, according to Business Insider.
Forester, who is also the CEO of the holding company E.L. Rothschild, says getting the Vatican involved gives them great momentum. Hearing the Pope's speech at the 2016 business forum convinced the Coalition that he would offer the "moral poetry" to the Coalition's initiatives, in the same way Martin Luther King's words fueled the civil rights movement. Indeed, in his gentle manner, Pope Francis has proven to be among the most persuasive critics of broken systems. From his 2015 encyclical Laudato si' to a recent TED talk, his words have fired up activists seeking to address socioeconomic injustice and global warming.
I submit that, when secular globalists and financiers - materialists all - cozy up to the papacy, and when the papacy is willing to accept that embrace, and embrace back, that something is up, and it's not good.
In the context I've outlined, and in the midst of a planscamdemic called "covid" or "corona virus", with the corresponding rush to vaccinate, and track, everyone, and to couple this with a movement to a "cashless" digital "currency", these moves are disturbing indeed. Rest assured, none of this is really about finances, or vaccines, or planscamdemics, at all. It's about acquiring power, and what better way to cloak such moves with the mantle of morality and even "spirituality" than to involve the one institution with similar global ambitions and claims, than the papacy? This is exhibited by fact that the papacy is willing to enter into this embrace with the well-known Rothschild banking dynasty, a family of largely secular Jews well-known for their financial support of Zionism, which is both a Jewish, and a Christian, heresy. But as I've pointed out above, if one is touting claims that allows that institution to throw out its own centuries-old traditions, what's one more assertion of papal privilege?
Or to put it country simple: the very fact that Mr. Globaloney is embracing the papacy should give one clear warning that this is not about money, or finances, or anything of the sort. It is ultimately about things spiritual, and what sort of world Mr. Globaloney - and the Papacy - wants. They want a world of centralized dictatorial control. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that they have reached out to the one institution embodying global and dictatorial claims, both temporal and spiritual.
There is a document that is read in Orthodox Churches during Great Lent called "The Synodikon," one of whose codicils reads: "That whoever says that the Pope is the head of the Church, and not Christ, and that he has authority to admit persons to Paradise with his letters of indulgence or other passports, and can forgive sins as many as a person may commit if such person pay money to receive from him indulgences, i.e., licenses to sin, let every such person be anathema."
One suspects that the papacy has granted itself yet another indulgence in embracing Mr. Globaloney and his banksters.
See you on the flip side...