Whether or not there is any truth to that speculation, it is clear that the priesthood of the Church operates in a manner similar to the operations of modern occult magicians, and also that here are a number of occultists who have worked within the priesthood of the Church. It is for obvious reasons, then, that the Church has acquired the world’s largest collection of occult-related literature and ancient religious texts. This library, part of the notorious “secret Vatican archives”, is not for public consumption, again for obvious
reasons. It is for obvious reasons, then, that there have been no shortage of conspiracies throughout history where occult groups have attempted to infiltrate and control the papacy from within. No power on Earth has ever been so highly prized.
One such conspiracy was that of Adam Weishaupt’s Illuminati, a group held responsible for the anti-religious excesses of the French Revolution. The Illuminati was created within the ranks of Freemasonry, an occult fraternity which the church has always held with distrust, and at times forbidden its members to join. Freemasonry is the spiritual inheritance of the Knights Templar, a group of monks that the Church found threatening and persecuted on charges of witchcraft. In Italy during the 70s and 80s, a Masonic group called Progaganda Due attempted to infiltrate the upper echelons of the Church for criminal purposes, and was successful at placing its men at the helm of the Vatican Bank. The Priory of Sion, another offshoot of the Freemasons and the Knights Templar, proclaimed itself a “Catholic chilvalric order”, and hinted in its press releases that it intended to take over the papacy. Pope John XXIII was even rumored to be under the Priory’s control, and it was his influence that brought the end of the traditional Latin Mass in favor of the new, modern “Novus Ordo Mass.” According to some alarmists, it was when the Mass was altered that Satan officially took over the Catholic Church.
Controversial cleric Malachi Martin, an exorcist and close confidant of Pope Paul II, wrote several books warning of a conspiracy of Satanic priests within the Church. He claimed personal knowledge of priests who worshipped Satan and practiced witchcraft sitting in the highest offices of the Church. He called this cabal the “Superforce.” He said
that they protect each other and work for each other’s advancement within the Church. The priest pedophilia epidemic was directly related to this, he said, as many of the Satanist priests were pedophiles who abused children during their rituals. This was the subject of William H. Kennedy’s 2005 book Lucifer’s Lodge: Satanic Ritual Abuse in the Catholic Church.
There is no telling to what extent the so-called “Superforce” is really in charge of the Church right now, or even if such a thing truly exists. However, there can be no doubt that the Church has created the most powerful spiritual pyramid scheme the world has even seen, by taking the gods of the old world and putting them under the command of the name of Jesus. So all of the old pagan gods, supposedly the former tools of Satan, are now the tools of Christ and his Church. But what of Satan himself? He still reigns in Hell, according to the Church’s own doctrine, and still wields a great deal of influence on earth. There is no doubt that the Catholic Church is the one power that Satan and his followers would most want to get their hands on. Then they could re-consecrate the Church and all of its saints in the name of the Devil. What then would happen to all of the souls who have pledged themselves to the Church? What if – God forbid – this has already happened? What if the devout Catholics of the world are already giving all of their prayers and tithes to Satan?
Perhaps its best not to think too much about these things, especially since – thank Heaven
– I’m not Catholic.
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