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When $26 million of Mussolini's money given to the Papacy went to German industry to build up their war machine and Hitler himself I would say probably not, unless you have no issue with the pay off from the 'investment' being stolen treasures from the dead victims of the Nazis World War.
Originally posted by sirjunlegun
The power of bishops and elders was never to be higher than the local autonomous congregation.
Originally posted by JesuitGarlic
hmmm, the Catholics are very quiet about facing the comments that came from the investigation into CIA and NATO achieves...not surprising seeing that it is basically the highest sources someone can pull up.
The apparent objective of The Family File, the latest book of Mark Aarons, a fourth-generation communist, is to reveal what he sees as the betrayal of the communist cause and how the Aarons family sought to redeem that cause. The catalyst, seemingly, is Aarons’ gaining access to ASIO’s files on his family. However, one is left wondering if there is more to the book than this.
Another explanation could be that Aarons is seeking to ameliorate what history might say about his family. Indeed, at times, he seems to use ASIO’s records to validate the impression that the Aarons family were the “moderates” of the Communist Party. Given that Aarons says his father had devised techniques to try to avoid ASIO scrutiny and assumed that all their activities would be monitored or recorded, it is not surprising that he is able to do so. (Source)
Originally posted by JesuitGarlic
This is an interview done with John Loftus (the person who had access to the CIA and NATO achieves) who happens to be a Roman Catholic (as mentioned around the 21:30 min mark of this interview), about the book in question. You can listen from about the 3 min mark onward. Enjoy!
Care to comment now about your beloved...
Loftus is basically a leftist propagandist IMO and someone who tries to make a buck off of letfy conspiricy theories.
He also has a book called "Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, the Nazis, and the Swiss Banks. This review talks about the same tendency to rely on unverifiable information and to ignore counter-evidence:
A key source of information in the book are intelligence reports by the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.) and other agencies. Yet information in these reports is often anonymous; it is uncertain if the subject is an important official with direct knowledge or just someone repeating a rumor.
The authors make no mention of an Italian journalist named Virgilo Scattolini. From 1939-1948, he made a valuable living by selling false information about Vatican affairs to intelligence agents, diplomats and reporters. Through his non-existent contacts in the Vatican, Scattolini claimed he got his information, which often reported verbatim what Pope Pius XII said to visitors in audiences. In 1944, the O.S. enlisted Scattolini, paying him $500 per month. He regularly fed them false reports about Vatican goings-on. Scattolini was also used by other intelligence agencies from other countries as well. In 1948, Italian Communists published two volumes of Scattolini's reports in "Documenti segreti della diplomazia del Vaticano" ("The Secret Diplomacy of the Vatican"). Scattolini was then exposed, arrested and jailed for six months. As Vatican historian Rev. Robert Graham, S.J. said, reports based on Scattolini's lies can be found in the various archives, thus creating a minefield for researchers. Several of "Unholy Trinity's" major scoops can be traced to Scattolini.
The authors write that the Vatican and Nazi Germany made a secret deal over Ukraine in 1942. If this was true, then there would be evidence in Nazi archives, but there isn't. The source behind this story is Scattolini. Loftus and Aarons also use Scattolini's reports that invent damaging conversations between the Pope and one of his deputies, Msgr. Giovanni Montini, the future Paul VI. The book's claim that Montini was an informant for American intelligence is also based on Scattolini's work. The authors consulted Fr. Graham for the book, and he warned them about "the Scattolini factor." Yet the authors used the material anyway, dismissing Graham's warning.
Scattolini and the embarrassment he caused the O.S.S. are discussed in several books, Graham's "The Vatican and Communism" (1996), Bradley F. Smith's "The Shadow Warriors" (1983) and Owen Chadwick's "Britain and the Vatican during the Second World War" (1988). Scattolini's file extends to 1,500 pages and can be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. (Source)