The Vatican is the worlds largest oldest wealthiest most influential organisation by far, with an intelligence gathering capability that far surpasses
that of any modern state, plus of course endless series of knightly/military and lay orders, sodalities in every city, endless educational
institutions and universities - not to mention the jesuits, but thats another story.
“Most of us are not competitors… We are the stakes. For the competition is about who will establish the first one-world system of government....
No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched.”1 – Malachi Martin.
In 1990, a former Vatican-insider claimed that a titanic struggle was being waged to bring about a world political system. This contest, the now
deceased Jesuit explained, was primarily between three players: international Leninism, transnational business elites, and the hand of the Vatican.
Almost twenty years have passed since Malachi Martin drew attention to this three-way quest. At the time his assertions seemed over-the-top. Granted,
the idea of a world government via communism wasn’t new as decades of Cold War posturing still played in our minds. And the writing was on the wall
in respect to the growing power of international corporate and financial elites, exemplified by the likes of David Rockefeller and the Trilateral
But the Vatican?
For many, the belief that the Holy See was pursing a vision of world government was simply too much. After all, this ancient hub of Roman Catholicism
had a reputation – especially among Europe’s agnostic youth – as an institution of old men, steeped in tradition, procession and ceremony. Never
mind that the history of the Continent, more often than not, revolved around the Vatican’s political prowess.
In the summer of 2009, the Holy See’s political cards were revealed in a major papal document. Harkening back to Malachi Martin’s talk of world
government, the most powerful religious office on the planet had promoted a world political authority to manage the global economy. Food security,
disarmament, and peace would follow suit.
A sound global economy and world peace are noble sounding goals, to be sure. But the danger lurks in that the seeds of tyranny are often buried in the
soil of good intentions.
On July 7th, Pope Benedict released his new encyclical titled Caritas in Veritate, or "Charity in Truth." Two years in the making, this document was
disclosed on the eve of the G8 Summit in Italy and the Pope’s meeting with US President Barack Obama. Some 30,000 words long, this encyclical
outlined the Pope’s concerns regarding globalization and economics, corporate ethics, and the role of the Catholic Church in promoting social
Commenting on the encyclical, The New York Times noted that, "sometimes Benedict sounds like an old-school European socialist…"2 And The San
Francisco Chronicle explained that,
"Caritas in Veritate addresses very modern issues such as globalization, market economy, hedge funds, outsourcing, and alternative energy, calling
for people to put aside greed and let their consciences guide them in economic and environmental decisions. Many of the ideas put forward would likely
E.J. Dionne, a columnist for The Washington Post, gushed that Benedict is "well to Obama’s left on economics."4