January 17, 2011

Wenn du eine Frau siehst

"Wenn du eine Frau siehst, denke, es sei der Teufel! Sie ist eine Art Hölle!" Papst Pius II. (1405-1464)

"Die Frau muss das Haupt verhüllen, weil sie nicht das Ebenbild Gottes ist." Ambrosius (339-397)

"Das Weib ist ein minderwertiges Wesen, das von Gott nicht nach seinem Ebenbilde geschaffen wurde.
Es entspricht der natürlichen Ordnung, dass die Frauen den Männern dienen." Augustinus (354-430)

"Das ganze (weibliche) Geschlecht ist schwach und leichtsinnig.
Sie finden das Heil nur durch die Kinder." Johannes Chrysostomos (349-407)
"Die Weiber sind hauptsächlich dazu bestimmt, die Geilheit der Männer zu befriedigen."
Chrysostomos (= "Goldmund")

"Der wesentliche Wert der Frau liegt in ihrer Gebärfähigkeit und in ihrem hauswirtschaftlichen Nutzen."
Thomas von Aquin (1225-1275)
"Ein männlicher Fötus wird nach 40 Tagen, ein weiblicher nach 80 Tagen ein Mensch.
Mädchen entstehen durch schadhaften Samen oder feuchte Winde."
Thomas von Aquin – Patron der katholischen Hochschulen
"Die Frau ist ein Missgriff der Natur [...] mit ihrem Feuchtigkeits-Überschuss und ihrer Untertemperatur körperlich und geistig minderwertiger [...] eine Art verstümmelter, verfehlter, misslungener Mann [...]
Die volle Verwirklichung der menschlichen Art ist nur der Mann." Thomas von Aquin

"Bei der Frau muss schon das Bewusstsein vom eigenen Wesen Scham hervorrufen."
Clemens Alexandrinus (vor 215)

"Nahe der Kirche dürfen keine Frauen wohnen." Synode von Coyaca (1050)
"Wo sich ein Priester aufhält, darf kein Weib eintreten." Synode von Paris (846)

"Priester, die Frauen beherbergen, die Verdacht erregen, sollen bestraft werden.
Die Frauen aber soll der Bischof in die Sklaverei verkaufen." 2. Synode von Toledo (589)

"Frauen dürfen in der Kirche nicht singen." St. Bonifatius, "Apostel der Deutschen" (675-754)
"Die Frauen dürfen im eigenem Namen Briefe weder schreiben noch empfangen." Synode von Elvira (um 300)

Die Inquisition und die Frauen:
"Vaginale Birne", Brustkrallen, "spanische Spinnen", Keuschheitsgürtel, Schandmasken

The lawsuit that could destruct the entire church

The man who sued the pope

John Nova Lomax: Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk ...

Five years ago, Houston attorney/theologian Daniel Shea watched the results of the papal conclave at home. Intellectually, he knew what the dirty-gray smoke puffing out of the Sistine Chapel's chimney signaled: that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger would soon be announced as the new Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
Now, as the white-haired Pope battles a seemingly endless series of priestly sex scandals, Shea says he is still trying to get his head around his belief that he and his co-counsel Tahira Khan Merritt set the coronation in motion when they filed a Houston-based sex abuse lawsuit against Ratzinger.
According to Shea, the cardinals elected Ratzinger Pope to give him the immunity that would enable him to avoid answering any questions concerning his knowledge about and handling of sex abuse cases in Houston's St. Francis De Sales church in the mid-1990s. In fact, Shea believes that what he started with the lawsuit may eventually result in the destruction of the entire Roman Catholic Church.

Dan Shea, a former Catholic deacon, has come a long way from the seminary. Whether that's a long way up or a long way down depends on where today's Catholic Church stands in your eyes. In the last five years, Shea has cracked wise about the Pope being gay and a drag queen in front of the Italian Parliament.
He got a bishop to declare in open court that it was the church's position that minor children were accomplices in their own molestation. He looked another bishop dead in the eye and told him to kiss his ass. So it's safe to say, he evokes strong emotions while expressing his beliefs.
In Doe et al vs Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston et al, Shea and Khan Merritt allege that a letter then-Cardinal Ratzinger sent to every Catholic bishop on May 18, 2001, constituted an international conspiracy to obstruct justice. This official Vatican document Ratzinger penned in his role as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith dealt with official church procedure in dealing with clerical sex abuse cases.

Not only did this letter contain the cardinal's current thinking on the subject, it also cited in a footnote a top-secret 1962 Vatican document Shea would eventually flush out.
This 48-year-old document, informally known as Crimen Sollicitationis, considered a smoking gun in some quarters, contains written orders from the Vatican laying bare a system for protecting child molesters.
To Shea, Crimen is more than a smoking gun, it is "a nuclear bomb."

Many churchmen disagree as to the true meaning of Crimen. Still, it's easy to interpret that, taken together, Crimen and Ratzinger's letter of May 18 make it plain that Ratzinger wanted these cases handled by the Vatican and only the Vatican. According to Ratzinger's letter, the roles "of judge, promoter of justice, notary and legal representative can validly be performed for these cases only by priests."
Furthermore, the letter was co-signed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who later went on the record as follows:
"In my opinion, the demand that a bishop be obligated to contact the police in order to denounce a priest who has admitted the offense of pedophilia is unfounded."

The letter ordered everyone involved in these cases to keep the evidence confidential for ten years after the victims reached adulthood. The entire proceedings were to be held under "pontifical secret," meaning those who broke the silence to outside authorities could be excommunicated.
"Every Cardinal in that conclave had been a recipient of the May 18 cover-up letter," Shea says.
And because they were all recipients, he says, they were all complicit.
In response to Ratzinger's sending that letter, Shea and the Texas Secretary of State had already served his Vatican office with papers. The cardinal was scheduled to appear in federal Judge Lee Rosenthal's Houston courtroom.

What's more, the Pope would be giving his deposition to Shea, who is not just a tough plaintiff's lawyer, but also a former Catholic deacon with three postgraduate theological degrees – one of them pontifical – from the University of Louvain, one of the oldest Catholic universities in Europe.
"I don't think they were too pleased by that prospect," Shea says.
But now that he had been made Pope, it would be a cold day in hell before Joseph Ratzinger would darken the Rusk Street doorway of Rosenthal's court. As a newly minted head of state, Pope Benedict XVI was now diplomatically immune to American lawsuits.
Again, Shea believes that was the whole point behind Ratzinger's election.

Along with its Sharpstown surroundings, St. Francis de Sales ("Catholics are the largest single denomination among religions in the United States.") was rapidly becoming Hispanicized in the 1990s. That was when Colombian native Juan Carlos Patino-Arango was brought in to minister to the growing Spanish-speaking portion of the flock, and he conducted most of the Spanish masses at the church.
His accusers later swore that he was presented to them as a priest, not a mere seminarian.
According to court documents in Shea's lawsuit, Patino-Arango would offer to help counsel the boys about sex and masturbation – topics some mothers don't want to broach with their sons. The suit alleges that these rectory "talks" escalated into Patino-Arango masturbating some of the boys and performing fellatio on one of them while masturbating himself. Some of the boys said he later threatened them after the fact by telling them that nobody would believe their stories over his, and also claimed that many of the other boys in the class had submitted to his "counseling," so they shouldn't feel too bad or abnormal.


David Whitten) First of all, fuck the Nazi Pope and the Vatican.
Who helped the Nazis escape to Central America? Who covered the face of Christ during Inquisitions? Who molested the souls of many? Praise the Lord. Fuck the Catholic Church.

Kathy) Every church, government institution, or hierarchy has sex scandals. Even married clergy in other religions. I am Catholic, I love the idea of my church. I do not attend as I have to like the priest. I haven't met one I have liked in about 10 years so I stopped going.
The church should not be held accountable for the misdeeds of priests.
If a priest commits these crimes he should go threw the justice system. He has just as much a chance of getting off in the secular world as well as the clerical."

Mary) I am offended that Shea's sexual orientation was not an issue to describe – at least in part – his dissonance for the Catholic Church. I agree that the church needs great evolution in assisting its victims, and this article brings great light to that fact, but I was further offended by the inference that homosexuality is the guiding principle behind selection of the Pope's Personal Secretary. That was a waste of print, and adding levity to the article through those inferences undermined the larger point of advocacy for the victims. The Catholic Church would regain so much confidence if they would just reinstate married clergy. That prohibition has less to do with theology than church finances. And it creates a haven for pedophiles.

Gary Packwood) Before we take on the pope why not at least monitor and learn from the dozens or so law suits pending against Duke University and the City of Durham North Carolina ... all associated with the lacrosse team rape hoax allegedly hatched-up by Duke University and Durham, NC officials.
Duke University is a private university associated with the United Methodist Church just as private catholic schools are associated with the Roman Catholic Church. Attorney Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk. Attorneys for the Duke University 'lacrosse' students feel the same way about the President of Duke University and the now disbarred DA if they would talk. And both are looking for an ongoing criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Private organizations have an entirely different view of our U.S. constitutional guarantees such as due process, probable cause and especially, freedom of speech, which are indeed patently contrary to the spirit of the U.S. Constitution. Attorney Shea is correct. Hopefully Attorney Shea will write a book about his concerns as did Professor KC Johnson for his concerns about the Duke lacrosse rape hoax which he titled "Until Proven Innocent". Ultimately however, we are going to be frustrated as we 'tease out' the historical truth that we Americans – Texans included – detest secret organizations except of course for the secret organizations we belong to.

Nikolaus 1) As you read this, back in the Vatican they are tripping over themselves trying to justify one man's action in his roll as pope and leader of a nation, before that as cardinal in charge of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, a job by the way he failed miserably at, and before that, as Archbishop of Munich and Freising. But folks let's not forget the Hitler Youth episode. This should not be the resume of someone who aspires to be pope. Benedict says the true problem is a weakening of faith. Not true. The problem is a corrupt institution led by an arrogant hierarchy which is involved in predatory criminal sexual assault of minors. So far they have pointed the finger at gays, the media, decadence of western society, (although the crime is world wide), even the sexual revolution is at fault. Any and everyone but themselves. No guilt, no how, no way. So as the layers are peeled away as we get closer to the heart of the cover up what is left at the center of it all is the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope.
Here's an after thought. This Sunday and all Sundays in the future, when the collection plate comes by, instead of putting in church dollars as my mother called them, put in a slip of paper with a hand written note saying how you feel about the goings on in the church. You see, the only sound they listen to is the sound of the cash register and when that goes quite maybe, just maybe they'll start listening to you.

Mimi) Religion was created out of a need for organization and control. It is purely evil.
If you look back throughout history you can see that a majority of violence was over religion. Every religion thinks their's is the right one and every religious person thinks their "god" will save them from eternal damnation. Stories are nice, I used to read them as a kid myself. Reality is if there is in fact a "god" why would he not be able to control your actions but have the ability to control where your "soul" would go when you die.
Do you really think your "god" would give man a free will and watch as little innocent precious children of god get raped and molested by the people who are supposedly chosen by him. I know religious zealots "god" didn't do this people did, yeah I studied religion for about 18 years of my life, so I know all of your responses, but seriously just think about it for a moment. All in all people religion is not the answer or the solution, change is not in the hands of a spirit its in the hands of us.

Doreen) This church thing just keeps getting worse.
Imagine, referring to the victims as accomplices in thier own crimes.

November 9, 2009

Where the most powerful get the most watertight

11/04'09 John Deeney SJ, 88, is the first American Jesuit of the Jamshedpur Province to get Indian citizenship. Author of a Ho-English dictionary, grammar and a host of publications in the Ho language, he has worked for the Ho tribals for more than five decades. His life and selfless service form an important chapter in the history of the early American Jesuits in India. Excerpts from an interview he gave to Janina Gomes for Jivan:
Tell us about your early years.
I was born in Philadelphia. I heard the call to become a Jesuit when I was still very young. I came to India in 1949. While studying theology at Kurseong, I came across reports on the Ho tribals in Western Singhbhum district of Bihar. Shortly after my ordination in Kurseong in 1952 I spent a month in Chaibasa where I was gifted a copy of a Ho grammar book written by Burrows in 1910. That started me on my studies of the Ho language.
What are the specific traits of Ho tribals?
The Hos are a large tribe, ethnically and linguistically related to the Mundas and Santals. Their language is related to languages spoken in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and parts of India. The 1991 Census report gave the number of Ho speakers as 949,216.
When did you begin to work for them?
When I became the Headmaster of the St Xavier's High school in 1955 the school was in Chaibasa. Two years later it was moved to Lupungutu, three kilometers from Chaibasa. After I served for seven years as the Headmaster of the school I was assigned to Chaibasa parish. For twelf years I was deeply involved in pastoral and faith formation activities among the Hos. It was then I started preparing prayers and books in the Ho Language.
How did you manage to come up with so many publications in the Ho language?
In 1974 as other priests entered the Ho pastoral field I was moved to the high school at Lupungutu, so that I could prepare the Ho translation of a Missal cum Lectionary for all Sunday and feast-day Masses. Then I worked on the first ever Ho-English Dictionary, a Ho Grammar with a large English-Ho vocabulary, a large Ho Prayer Book, a Ho Hymnal, a Ho Bible History, the New Testament of the Bible and a book on the lives of saints – all in the Ho language. There was a Ho college graduate who helped me in all these. His name is Dhanur Singh Purty. Later with my guidance and support he published in the Ho language seven books covering all aspects of Ho Life and Culture. These seven books totalled about 1350 pages. In 2001 I returned to Lupungutu. Since then Mr Purty and I have published a book of the Psalms and Major Prophets of the Old Testament in Ho.
So you spent nearly 21 years coming up with one rare publication after another in Ho. Did you have time for pastoral work?
During these 21 years every Sunday I cycled to Bordor village to say Mass. As the community there grew, I became increasingly involved in their faith formation. That has now become a vibrant parish. In Oct 1995 I requested to be involved again in pastoral and faith formation work. So I was assigned to the Bhoya area of Chaibasa parish. I used to cycle from village to village getting to know the people entrusted to me. Three years later this became a new parish in Basahatu village.
Why didn't you write anything in English about the Ho people?
I have. The Spirit World of the Hos is an English book.
While many hunger for American ctizenship why were you keen on renouncing it and becoming an Indian citizen?
Missionaries abandon their original home and acquire a new home. I was granted Indian citizenship in Feb 1991. I renounced my American citizenship to express my complete solidarity with the Ho tribals I worked with and the many Indian brother priests I live and work with. India has been my home for 60 years now. At the age of 88 I look back with contentment on God's call to become a Jesuit and spend my life here in India, serving the Ho tribals, who have become my people.
(Special thanks to Ed Plocha (MD Province) and Joe Antony SJ (Editor, Jivan) for making this interview available to us.)

"The Truth!"

11/01'02 India's diversity, poverty set Jesuit course by Janina Gomes

It was in January 2000, or close to it, that the number of Jesuits in India surpassed for the first time the number of Jesuits in the United States. At that time – at the dawn of the new century – the Jesuits of the South Asia Assistancy became the largest assistancy in the world. In 2001, there were 3,973 Jesuits in South Asia: 2,211 priests, 1,455 scholastics (students), and 307 brothers. Among them, 269 are novices filling out the assistancy, which covers India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
While there were no official celebrations, the new tallies have brought noticeable new pride in this part of the world. When one talks about the shift, leading Jesuits here often see significance in these new trends that go beyond the numbers. As elsewhere, India's Jesuits are still best known for their educational apostolate, with 181 primary and secondary schools, 18 technical institutions, 32 universities and 8 seminaries. Loyola College in Chennai is perhaps the best science college in India. St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai is known throughout India for its arts and science programs.

But increasingly, the Jesuits of India are getting into radically new social apostolates, working with and helping to empower the "untouchables", or dalits, as well as impoverished women and children. Following the lead of the 34th Congregation of the Jesuit order, they are increasingly becoming active in social justice-related activities, including environmental causes, throughout India and elsewhere. They have a "friends of the trees" program in Bihar, are involved in watershed development activities in Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, and are working to solve ground water problems in West Bengal.
At the South Asian Assistancy Assembly in October 2001, the Jesuit leadership identified specific goals for their mission, including solidarity with the poorest of the poor – the dalits, tribals and women. To gain greater leverage, they agreed to network with like-minded agencies, promoting a "culture of dialogue" to participate in community life that went beyond traditional ministries. "Being first or largest brings its own sense of satisfaction, and the Jesuits of South Asia are not immune to it," Fr. Lisbert D'Souza, president of the Jesuit Conference of South Asia, said recently. "Nevertheless, with this feeling of contentment, there is also a heightened sense of responsibility for the universal society and its mission."

Traditionally, India has seen an influx of foreign Jesuits, mostly from Europe and North America. Today, that is changing. "There is now a realization and an acceptance of the fact that we must now be contributors in a big way to the mission of the church beyond our countries," said D'Souza. When the major Jesuit superiors gathered in September 2000, many were quick to seek personnel for short- or long-term service from the Jesuits of South Asia. In the past two years South Asian Jesuits have gone to work in Africa, Cambodia, Guyana, Russia and Japan. These new responsibilities come at a time when the demographics of the local provinces are shifting. "While there is no dearth of numbers seeking admission to the society in South Asia, questions need to be asked about the capacity of recruits for some of the specialized services that have been the hallmark of the Jesuits down through the centuries," D'Souza said. He noted a shift among those entering the society from the middle class to the socially, economically and academically less advantaged tribal and dalits who now jointly constitute nearly 60 percent of the new candidates.
D'Souza said the society needs to "evolve patterns and strategies that will prepare these young men for the distinguished service Ignatius requires of Jesuits – and this not only for South Asia but for the whole world."

Cedric Prakash SJ is the director of Prashant, a center for human rights, justice and peace in the state of Gujarat in western India. He expressed both clear purpose and pride in his work and the place of the India Jesuits in the world today. He said India is blessed with a rich diversity in cultures, languages, backgrounds and religions, and the Jesuits are constantly involved with these cultures, especially with the poor and the marginalized. It is India's diversity and poverty that is setting the society's course today.
In a couple minutes, Prakash rattled off names and places where Jesuits in Gujarat are working to empower the poor and bring greater dignity to their lives. One cannot work with the dispossessed, he said, without standing up for human rights and social justice.
Joe Antony SJ, editor of the Jesuit South Asian magazine JIVAN as well as the Catholic newspaper, The New Leader, said: "One realizes the importance of respecting and learning from other faiths." Dialogue is the pathway to counter sectarian politics and religious fundamentalism, he said.
If the work of the Jesuits here is increasingly measured by their commitment to the poor, the heart of what they are telling the world has to do with lifestyle and spirituality. Francis de Melo SJ, provincial of the Jesuit's Bombay province, speaks about India and Asia's rich spiritual heritage. He noted that even as the West becomes "postmodern", it is also entering an age that longs for "the deepest experiences of life and the powers of the universe."
De Melo said that the eastern way of thought matches many of Ignatius' insights. "Where the West plans and strives to 'get what one wants when one wants it', the Eastern way is to flow with life and the unexpected that life continuously brings," he said. He finds this notion very close to the Ignatian idea of indifference and obedience, he said, that of flowing wholeheartedly with God's Providence. "Where the West sets a high goal and struggles to reach it fast, there is the Eastern way of kaizen, the continuous, natural growth that doesn't struggle to a target, but enjoys the process of allowing life to expand, naturally like a tree, always putting little shoots at the tips of each of its thousand branches – no stressful grabbing at a pre-fixed target, just natural growth, not slow, not fast, leading to results that usually exceed planned targets," de Melo said.
He likened this to the continuous reaching out for "God's greater glory".
De Melo said the Jesuits of India could contribute through their own mission and lifestyle this vision of the East to the world. He said they are now challenged to be Asian Jesuits rather that simply Jesuits in Asia.

Madam/Mr. President of the World Conference,
Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Governments,
Distinguished Heads of Delegations and Delegates,
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Allow me to start our address in Zulu as a reverence to the mother tongue of most of the inhabitants of our hosting city: Durban.
Ngiyanibingelela nonke! – I greet you all!
Ngokusebenzisa ulimi lesiZulu ngifuna ukukhombisa ukuthi sihlonipha abantu bakwaZulu. – Through using the Zulu language I want to signify that we honour the people of Zululand.
Bayasimukela njeng' abangane, hayi njeng' izihambi nje. – They receive us as friends, not just as strangers.
Uma sifuna ukunqoba ubuhlukaniswa babantu, sifanele ukuphenduka, sifanele ukukhuluma ulimi lwabanye abantu, hayi ngomlomo nje, kodwa ezinhliziyweni zethu futhi. – If we want to defeat the separation of people (i.e. racism and apartheid) we have to repent, we have to speak the language of the people, not just by mouth, but also in our hearts.
Ngaphezu iminyaka 900 inhlangano yethu yasiza izihambi nabantu abanezinkinga eziningi ezisweni eziningi emhlabeni wonke. – For more than 900 years our order (the Sovereign Military Order of Malta) has helped strangers and people with manifold problems in many countries in the whole world.
Lapha – khona manje – sikhuluma indaba yokusiza abantu abahluphekayo, ngoba abantu abaningi abahloniphi ubuntu wabanye abantu. – Here at this conference we are talking about how to help those people who suffer, because there are many people who do not respect the dignity of others.
Inhlangano yethu iyathembisa ukuthi sizoqhubeka umsebenzi wokunakekela labo bantu namandla ethu onke. – Our Order pledges to continue our work to help these people with all our strength.
EnangisimuAfrika sinezinhlelo ezishumi nambili yokusiza abantu nengculazi nezinye izifo, abantwana abangondlekile kahle, nabampofu. – We run twelve programs in South Africa to care for people living with AIDS and other diseases, for neglected children and the poor.
Umsebenzi wethu ufuna ukunikela amandla kubantu ukuthi abantu bangazisiza. – Our work is intended to empower the people to help themselves.
Sicela abahulumeni nabantu emhlabeni wonke ukuthi nizohlangana nathi ukuthi sizovuselela ubuntu phakathi kwabantu. – We ask the governments and the people in the whole world to join us in our quest to revive "ubuntu" (the ancient African principle of mutual respect) amongst the people.
Ngiyanibonga kakhulu! – Thank you very much! Unkulunkulu makanibusise! – May God bless you!

So verschafft man sich ein Alibi, das sich gewaschen hat!
The Jesuit Knights and the Maltese Knights are not only the the most powerful" Roman Catholic Military Brotherhoods, they also obtain the most watertight alibis!

"They receive us as friends, not just as strangers":

"When peace treaties or alliances were to be concluded with the Indians, the authorities made use of the services of the fathers, for they alone were acquainted with the native dialects, and, on account of their constant friendliness, enjoyed the full confidence of the chieftains. […]
In Brazil […] He lived the same nomadic life as they, travelling from place to place in the forests, studying the different dialects, and endeavouring to reduce them to a system. While so doing, he conceived the bold idea of setting systematically to work to abolish the local variations in the South American Indian dialects, and to establish a standard language, which could be used in all parts of the continent as a means of intercourse. He compiled grammars and dictionaries on which were based the linguistic researches of all the later missionaries, and from that time onwards the whole order collaborated in the scheme initiated by Anchieta. […]
The missionaries were now able to expound to the astonished Indians in the native tongue the meaning of what they had sung. The Jesuits aroused such interest that the savages invited them home to their forests and plains, there to sing to the old people and explain the meaning of what they sang."

"Sollten Friedensverträge oder Bündnisse mit den Indianer geschlossen werden, dann wendeten die Kolonialbehörden sich an die Patres, denn diese allein verstanden die indianischen Sprachen und genossen wegen ihres immer freundlichen Auftretens bei den Häuptlingen volles Vertrauen. [...]
In Brasilien [...] lebte er gleich ihnen nomadenhaft bald hier, bald dort in den Wäldern, wobei er aufmerksam ihre verschiedenen Idiome studierte und sie in ein System zu bringen suchte. Dabei entstand in ihm der kühne Gedanke, die dialektischen Verschiedenheiten der südamerikanischen Indianersprachen durch planmäßige Arbeit zu beseitigen und so eine einheitliche, überall verstandene Umgangssprache für den ganzen Kontinent zu schaffen. Er verfasste Grammatiken und Wörterbücher, die für alle späteren Missionare die Grundlage ihrer Sprachstudien bildeten, und der ganze Orden wirkte fernerhin auf die von Anchieta geplante Zusammenfassung der in indianischen Idiome zu einer einheitlichen Sprache hin. [...]
Nun wussten die Missionare den staunend lauschenden Indianern in deren Muttersprache zu erklären, was sie gesungen hatten. Auf diese Weise flößten sie den Wilden solches Interesse ein, dass diese sie einluden, ihnen in die Wälder und Steppen nachzufolgen und dort auch ihren Alten vorzusingen und den Sinn ihrer Gesänge zu erläutern."

Cojo) A Forest Utopia" was the test with riffles/waterfalls as forerunners for the Iron Curtain.

"Die Utopie im Urwald" (Kapitelüberschrift) war der Test mit Stromschnellen/Wasserfällen als Vorboten des "Eisernen Vorhangs".

Der kafkaeske Grundcharakter korporativ-militärbürokratischer Lebensverhältnisse (loyalistische, existentiell-disziplinierende Erziehungs- und Eingliederungsprinzipien), die der Bürge(r) – per römischem Bankenrecht bei Geburt heimlich und lebenslänglich als direkt physische Gewähr an "seine" Währung verpfändet – als normal hinnimmt, wird konspirativ durch die von der Society of Jesus weltweit beherrschten Secret Societies praktisch mit sich selbst multipliziert.
Werden Konzernlenker und ihre Stabsmannschaften nicht längst nach dem Vorbild des Generalsekretärs der jesuitischen Kampfgruppen in aller Öffentlichkeit mit militaristischer Begeisterung in voller PR-Wucht als Offiziere gehandelt? Verschwimmt nicht gerade die Grenze zwischen Söldnern und Soldaten immer gründlicher? Kann ein Befehl, der in Redaktionsstuben, "Think-Tank"-Konferenzzimmern oder "Public-Relations"-Agenturräumen erteilt wurde, etwa keine Durchschlagskraft erzeugen und in seinen Auswirkungen unter Umständen noch mörderischer sein als Befehle, die in direkt kriegerischen Situationen durch Feldtelefone gebrüllt werden?

Was bedeutet, dass die echte Politik auf Jahrhundert-Zeiträume angelegt ist und von der prasselnden, nervtötenden, sich ständig schreiend wichtig nehmenden, dialektisch-lebendigen, oberflächlich zwar irritierenden, genauer betrachtet jedoch ziemlich gezielt austarierten Nachrichten-Berichterstattung rund um die Uhr und auf allen Kanälen zuverlässig und abstoßend wie durch eine Firewall aus Geschwätzigkeit fast komplett abgeschirmt wird, wodurch sie in Ruhe Schritt für Schritt ihre Spielfiguren über das Große Schachbrett globaler Inkulturation schieben bzw. unter diesem Hollywood-Mainstream-Jesuitentheater-Schutzschirm in ihren Nachdenk-Panzern neue Strategien brainstürmen und ausbrüten kann, ohne dabei in ihrem Hinterzimmern von lästigen Kamerascheinwerfern oder etwa Mikrofonen behelligt zu werden.
Dass exakt 111 Tage vor dem "New Pearl Harbor" in New York in Hawaii der US-Kinostart für den Sommerblockbuster von 2001 "Pearl Harbor" über die Bühne ging, muss natürlich Zufall gewesen sein, keinesfalls ein Akt von "911Synchronicity", der den Medien-Wurlitzer und die Kinogänger schon mal in Stimmung versetzt und im Nachhinein die "New Pearl Harbor"-Terrorpropaganda perfekt unterstützt. Nein, keine "Verschwörungstheorie", Geschichtsunterricht ist angesagt: Wie verhielt sich z.B. ein August Bebel gegenüber dem Orden? Was hat es mit (Anti-)Jesuiten-Gesetzen auf sich?

Alle, die ihre Augen vor dem Macht-Monolithen aus Geheimorganisationen und Geheimdiensten, der im Jesuitenorden gipfelt, verschließen, schirmen die selbsternannten Christusse quasi praesens, die Jesusse auf Erden, zuverlässig vor der Strafverfolgung ab, wie das papistische "Bröckers-Bülow-Bollwerk" und viele andere, die im Names des Herrn unterwegs sind. Diese Herren dienen lediglich zur Anschauung: "9/11"-Folklore für den braven Bürger, den etwaige Zweifel plagen – mehr ist das nicht! Die "Schlauen Jungs" SJ der Loyola-Bruderschaft können natürlich auch alles und jeden hinhängen, also jedes ihrer Subunternehmen sowie jeden einzelnen ihrer Untertanen verraten, um sich zu schützen und im Hintergrund zu halten. Tatsächlich hat die Company nur eine einzige angreifbare Schwachstelle: ihre hinterhältige Natur. Ihren durch und durch verlogenen Grundcharakter mit einer Bruderschaft in der Bruderschaft sogar. Absolutes "Extreme Lying" scheint mir ein angemessener Begriff. Und am kafkaeskesten ist die Situation natürlich innerhalb der Zone der blutvollsten und schärfsten Geheimschwüre – Skull and Bonesmen z.B. legt der Orden an eine sehr sehr kurze Leine. Ein ist nämlich als ein Im Gegensatz zu Grobklötzen wie Bush und Kerry ist ein William Jefferson Clinton wesentlich geschmeidiger und vielseitiger einsetzbar. Natürlich spielen auch unterschiedliche Familienhintergründe eine Rolle, doch Clinton wurde nicht deswegen intensiver und gründlicher trainiert als Lil' George, und Clinton hat viel mehr Gewicht in der amerikanischen und weltweiten Öffentlichkeit. Bush kann mit einem Clinton (oder Tarpley) in wahrscheinlich keinster Weise mithalten, dafür musste sich Bill nicht wie George Walker in der Skull-und-Bones-Gruft der Yale University von seinen "Brüdern" anpissen oder andere Rituale ignatianischer Erbauung über sich ergehen lassen. Das Untertanen-Klima im Klerus, in BND, CIA oder im Beamten-Milieu ist ganz logisch stärker ausgeprägt als das, was "von oben" aufs Mainstream-Bürgertum abfärbt, doch dem Klima des lauernden Verrats aus gegenseitiger Verachtung und grundsätzlicher Verlogenheit, an das alle so sehr gewöhnt sind, dass erst ein "9/11" mit seiner neuartigen Dimension des Unglaublichen – Hochhäuser, die sich in Luft auflösen – die Welt erschüttern muss, bevor überhaupt der Ansatz einer Ahnung davon um sich greift, sind unabhängig von der erreichten Karrierestufe alle mit derselben Unnachgiebigkeit ausgeliefert. Und diese Ahnung, dass etwas wesentliches und zentrales faul ist, vermehrt sich auch nur dank dem ähnlich spektakulären, neuen, digitalen Mega-Chatroom.

Das Internet macht ein "Oben" sicher nicht völlig obsolet, aber ein so steiles Oben, dass der Chef, der "schwarze" Generalsekretär, praktisch wie Gott in den Wolken sitzt, unsichtbar und geheimnisvoll wie ein Schwarzes Loch als dasultimative Gravitationszentrum einer Weltgesellschaft – das sollte der Cyberspace eigentlich schnell und relativ mühelos in die historischen Annalen durchreichen: Sobald der Geist des Jesuitismus nämlich vom Licht der Öffentlichkeit erfasst wird, dürfte der ganze Zauber vorbei sein, denn dann beginnt eine Aufklärungswelle, die selbst die abgebrühtesten "Ninjas mit weissen Kragen" nicht kalt lassen würde, weil sie ihr außer frommen Floskeln der Beschwichtigung inhaltlich nichts entgegenzusetzen hätten, und zwar nicht das Geringste! Alles, was sie noch in der Hinterhand haben, wie Atomarsprengsätze und andere Massenvernichtungswaffen, "Ufos" oder die Litwinenko-Implantate, wären mehr oder weniger Mittel offener Erpressung. Ich nenne das "The Rising Soul of the Web", und diese Netz-Seele ist längst erwacht und wird mit Jesuiten-Seife in jeder Verpackung spielend leicht fertig.
Die gesamte "bürgerliche" Gemeinschaft ist eine vom Jesuitismus durchtränkte Societas Jesu – man muss nur genau hinhören, genau hinsehen. Der Orden beherrscht die Erziehung, die Finanzen, das Entertainment und dominiert damit Empfindungen, Gefühle und Gedanken. Die Mentalität ganzer Völker nutzt er so für seine Zwecke aus. Er macht mit Amerika, Russland und China das Gleiche, das er mit Deutschland, England und Frankreich bereits erfolgreich durchexerziert hat. Er kontrolliert die Wissenschaften, sämtliche Technologien, das Militär, einfach alles. Und was die Dimension des Unglaublichen betrifft, bildet er das perfekte Pendant zu "9/11".

9/20, 1870 was City of Rome Liberation Day
Soll es die "Rote oder blaue Pille" für Fred Schallrauch sein?
"a cold-looking, nearly windowless Greco-Egyptian building with padlocked iron doors"
Die Skull & Bones Society in der "Ulmenstadt" New Haven, Connecticut, ist eine bayrische Investition wie die Illuminaten oder die NSDAP.


Wieso sollte es sonst ausgerechnet die rote Pille sein, mit der man in der Realität aufwacht? Statt irgendeine andere Farbe.

01/05'09 Greg Szymanski: "And keep you abreast of that side of The News which is basically taboo in the mainstream media and covered up by the alternative media by scoundrels like John Stadtmiller, Jeff Rense ... Who else? Alex Jones, of course, and others who just really are making it more difficult for you to figure out the story. And in a sense, I knew Alex was an idiot when ... He stated me on the show all the time until I started to talk about the Vatican, and then for some reason I wouldn't go on anymore. And then, once I've heard he said that I must have been abused by a priest, and that's why I hate the Caholic church. The point of the matter is he lied about it all and is a cover-up artist, and I'm not afraid to say it. [...]
That's what they're doing now: they're taking away the last country that had too much freedom for them, even though they say they want this country to be free. But that's how they get away with this. It's the soft soap approach of unity and freedom when in fact they're gonna steal it from you. That's what they're doing right now with the stock market. They're transferring the money into the European Union, and the EU, folks, was formed for one reason and one reason alone: to put the pope into more control, and to put the control onto a few people, and to take away the sovereignty of those countries in Europe, and that's exactly what it was all about. And what do you think they're doing with the American Union here, the North American Union? The same damn thing! So why we're going to let it happen? Because many of us Americans – let's all be Americans right now, same Americans – many of us Americans, most of us Americans, 95% of us Americans would rather watch American Idol. That simple. If they didn't, if they cared, if they were more like this guy, David, perhaps we'd have a different world. [...]
And most Americans unfortunately will believe that, and even if there is a growing number of people that don't, most of them don't understand how this thing works, anyway! So they're gonna fall back and believe the government in the end, anyway, when push comes to shelf. He says this: 'Greg, is America just a big invasion of bodysnatchers or anyone of these movies, you know, the ones where a shadowy enemy changes the pattern the way people think, and we are the outsiders with the problem? Because that is the way I feel.'"

October 30, 2009

The Vatican is a collector of souls

Greg Szymanski's Confession to the Jesuits No. 25

Why is the Vatican obsessed with bones and relics?

What is the essence of their satanic rituals surrounding human remains?

In other words, why is the Vatican so evil and what is their ultimate objective?

O'Collins questions may seem strange to mainstream America kept in the dark about Vatican evils and their role as the real spiritual controllers of the New World Order. But to people "in the know" fully aware that all roads lead to Rome when it comes to figuring out the power structure behind the New World Order, the questions raised by O'Collins need to be answered while the evils of the Vatican finally need to be exposed.
"The answer to why the Vatican is obsessed with bones and relics is both simple and supremely evil," said O'Collins from his home in Australia. "The Vatican is a collector of souls. The Vatican has been collective souls for over fourteen centuries, damning souls to an existence of torment and obedience to demons controlled by the Vatican, in turn giving them unprecedented and real spiritual power."

O'Collins, has authored a quasi-legal document called The Almanac of Evil, pinning the Vatican hierarchy, including the Jesuit Order, with a litany of serious crimes violating international treaties and international law. The charges include but are not limited to prostitution, trafficking of prohibited narcotics, money laundering, murder, political assassination, fraud, pedophile rings, institutional incest, arms trade, as well as crimes against humanity including but not restricted to genocide, sadistic torture, germ warfare, ritual and Satanic murder and cannibalism, child slavery, general slavery and wholesale destruction and suppression of human history, knowledge and wisdom.

The defendants listed in this quasi-legal document, a document still remaining in the court of public opinion, include:
1. Pope Benedict XVI, also known as Joseph Alois Ratzinger
2. Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and all officials and staff of what if formerly known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, formerly known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition
3. the remaining Heads of departments including all officials of the Roman Curia, otherwise known as The Holy See, otherwise known as the Vatican
4. all regional cardinals, archbishops and bishops not attached to the Curia
5. all heads of orders of priests, nuns and monks

O'Collins will appear for his third interview on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal at RepublicBroadcasting.org Tuesday at 11 am central time presenting a case that most people have failed to realize or even have considered that the right combination of historic elements in combination can and will destroy the most evil organization to ever walk the earth. In fact, according to O'Collins, the Bible itself provides some (not all of the clues) of the clues.
Regarding the upcoming Tuesday radio interview as well as trying to answer the key question regarding why the Vatican is so evil and what is their ultimate objective, O'Collins added:

I look forward to the upcoming interview. I understand and what is more, I apologize for not providing you and your listeners with enough information to answer not just how evil is the Vatican, but why?

Why are they so determined to destroy the US from the inside?
Why do they continue to kill people?
Why do they continue to hold the future of the world to ransom?
After twenty years of research let me explain more clearly what I know in answer to this specific questions, why are they so evil? What is their ultimate objective?

The key question of questions regarding the Vatican: Why are they so evil? What is their ultimate objective?
I read and continue to read all the articles and comments of your excellent array of guests, particularly the new information and proof you have managed to gather concerning the evil actions of the Vatican and their subversion of the United States.
But the key question of why, what is their ultimate objective, remains less clear.

1) On the surface, one could say it is an ancient war of payback for the emergence of protestant thinking and its connection to the founding of the United States. But this is nothing near the deeper and truly shocking reasons for their actions.

2) At a deeper level, one could say their actions against the United States is because of a many centuries old plan for world domination for which the United States has become a key element. But the Vatican has always controlled the destiny of the Western world behind the scenes for over fifteen hundred years, so such theories don't hold.

3) Digging further towards the truth, one could argue that the Declaration of Independence is a direct affront against the religious supremacy of the Catholic Church and if all nations enacted such concepts, then the church would lose its temporal powers. This is true and getting closer, but still far from the underlying reason of why.

4) Now digging towards the core, one could state the shocking truth that the Vatican is in fact the epicenter of evil that it is an organization run by Satanists, child murderers and corrupters who regard all positive systems such as democracy, particularly democracies that work, as their first and foremost threat.
This is I believe the central objective of the Vatican against the United States: that it must not just ensure the collapse of the United States from within, but prove to the rest of the world that democracy is a flawed model, compared to theocratic fascism under Vatican controlled dictators.

Regardless of how poorly you now regard me or my insights, for the sake of America, this explanation of why? Why target the United States from the inside needs to be not only considered but explained to the American people, so they understand the why, for them.
Into the Lair of the Beast:
But I need to take you even further down to understand the ultimate why. Why cause such chaos, the destruction of so many, the pain of so many souls? What is the end game for the Vatican?
This then is the core, and arguably explains just how powerful and mindblowing the evil you are facing.

Curse the sheep in this life and the next:
A wonderful story told to those who are alive is that somehow when we die, a "higher force" helps us overcome the difficulties of our lives.
But what about the souls of those who died in the flames of the ovens of Vatican controlled concentration camps during World War II? Do you honestly believe that such tortured souls somehow find peace?
What about those who have died under torture by priests, who have been burned at the stake? Have they somehow found peace?

The answer is both simple, and supremely evil. The Vatican is a collector of souls.
The Vatican has been collective souls for over fourteen centuries, damning souls to an existence of torment and obedience to demons controlled by the Vatican, in turn giving them unprecedented and real spiritual power.
Millions upon millions of souls trapped. Millions upon millions of still tormented souls who are forced through the twisted evil of the Vatican Latin rites to continue their obedience to Rome, long after their death. This is and has always been their ultimate, supremely evil objective.

Living souls can be unpredictable and weak. They can fall into behaviours like revolt, like democracy. But dead souls, particularly those who have suffered and died at the hands of an appointed Catholic mass murdering dictator are the lifeblood of their existence. The more the better. Fresh condemned souls are always more powerful than old ones. That is because as time goes by, even the dead go numb from pain.
But fresh mass murder by the hand of the Vatican can produce a powerful new spiritual army of condemned souls capable of being used for their own ends. Without understanding the why, nothing makes sense. All the stories just sound like accusations without a clear motive. But understand the deepest motive and you see the battleground through the eyes of your enemy.
This is not a war just between the living, but a war between the living and the dead. Without this knowledge, everything I have said to you previously just sounds strange, and quite possibly wrong. Again, I apologize for not being clearer. My only hope is that because of your extensive journey and your personal strength, you will understand precisely the importance of the why, not just the how."

According to "Almanac of Evil" author O'Collins, the Vatican and Jesuit Order can be destroyed with the right combination of historic elements
Frank O'Collins, whose uncle is a top Jesuit thinker and writer, knows "all roads lead to Rome," but has to come against some influential family members as well as fight the evil hierarchy of the powerful Satan worshippers in the Vatican.
O'Collins will appear for his second interview […] presenting a case that most people have failed to realize or even have considered that the right combination of historic elements in combination can and will destroy the most evil organization to ever walk the earth. In fact, according to O'Collins, the Bible itself provides some (not all of the clues) of the clues.

"The reason is that people view their wealth, following and buildings as insurmountable obstacles when the church has always been founded on just a handful of ideas. If those ideas are unraveled, if those ideas are superseded and integrated then their power will cease. They will disintegrate into chaos rapidly," said O'Collins in an email previewing the Tuesday radio show, whose uncle Fr. Gerald O'Collins SJ is arguably the most senior Catholic and Jesuit theologian in the world today.

"What he writes is published throughout the world. When he speaks, leaders of many different Christian faiths listen," added O'Collins. "Guess who his best friends are? That's right the current Pope is a friend of over 40 years, dating back to when they were both at Jesuit institutions together. So is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has regularly attended functions for Gerald, launched books on his behalf and entertained him as a guest and decades old close and personal friend. My great uncle, Jim O'Collins, was one of the personal secretaries to the Pope during the Second Vatican Council. It goes on and on, century after century. Never 'famous' enough to be noticed in the public eye, but always there."

For other clues on how to topple the Satanic evil in the Vatican by unraveling the "few ideas the Church is founded on", O'Collins said: "If those ideas are unraveled and if those ideas are superseded and integrated, then their power will cease. They will disintegrate into chaos rapidly. For example:

i) the revelation of truth concerning their reign of evil in the context of divine revelation from God/as scripture (e.g. see Almanac of Evil as one of 144 books of the Supreme Bible of God)

ii) the coming of a new Jerusalem, not necessarily physically, but as a concept (exempli gratia see one-jerusalem.org the united state of humanity)

iii) the coming of the Messiah as an official position, elected by all Christians and Jews rather than yet another person claiming to be "the" messiah (e.g. see The Messiah)
iv) the official end of the war in heaven between good and evil via the Treaty of Lucifer and the constitution of One Heaven (e.g. one-heaven.org)

v) the uniting of all great spiritual forces of planet Earth into one great ecumenical event (see the Great Conclave of One Islam, One Faith of God, One Spirit Tribe and One Heaven in 2012)

vi) the reformation and unity of just and fair government through the wholesale improvement of all fundamental laws including civil codes, criminal codes, judicial codes, police codes, military codes, prison codes etc. (see heal-the-earth.org on UN charter reform, and see the six union sites for reformation of regional unions of states america-union, asia-union, arabia-union, ocean-union, europe-union, africa-union and the restoration of rights and decency and the end of evil)

vii) the revelation of the true identity of the antichrist (not as the son of the devil, but of the bloodline of Judah with the power to be a messiah, but ante-rejects Christ-title of messiah – one who rejects the title of messiah)

2. Thinking in reverse – everything the church says is evil, has probably a basis of truth
The Catholic Church has been petrified about the coming of the antichrist more than any other sign for most of its history. The funny thing is that most of us have traditionally thought of the person as pure evil, consistent with church teaching. But knowing the true Satanic evil of the Vatican, why are they so scared? What is it about the antichrist that so fears them?

The problem with any rational discussion is that even all those who believe the Vatican is evil, still think of the anti-christ in the Vatican's PR model and Hollywood films. As I am sure you are aware, the term Messiah from the Jewish heritage applied only to those as blood descendents of the House of Judah, the line of David, the line of King Zedekiah.
The problem is that from 600 BCE, when Nebuchadnezzar ordered the execution of all noble Israelite blood only one true and historical account of survival of direct blood descendents remained – the saving of Princess Tamar Tephi to Ireland to marry into the oldest priest lines of humanity, the divine holly ones, known as the cuilleain, "coil/cuil" (woods) + "lia" (stone/physician) + "an/in" (bird/divine spirit) (also "cualann", "cuileann" and "cuilieann").

Therefore it is only a person from that bloodline that rightly can call themselves a Messiah, if they have been properly anointed. Of course, the Bible says that Jesus was of the House of Judah and was anointed. It is one thing for a person of this bloodline to reveal this history outside of the few church officials and historians who know the truth, it is an entirely different thing for such a person to reject the notion of Messiah.
The whole system of the Vatican is predicated that people inevitably will find the temptation of power overwhelming and therefore seek to create their own churches – easily defeated, absorbed by Rome in an endless parade of people who imply or state directly they are the messiah. But a person who rejects the notion, represents the end point – the last. If there are no more divinely appointed messiahs, then there can be no more church to control such procedures and doctrine.

3. The Lenten message and reflection of Cardinal Biffi is the most significant and virtually only sanctioned point of Vatican calendar that permits the consideration of official prophecy of events to unfold. It is officially sanctioned by the Pope himself and so cannot be underestimated in importance.
So for a 78 year old Cardinal to be speaking about the things mentioned above and their great fear of the antichrist is equally significant. It means they have a greater appreciation of the impending danger they face.
To make it public is also interesting, possibly because they are confident enough that 99.9 % of the population see the antichrist as evil.
This is war, Greg.
You and I did not choose it. Nor, if we had a choice would be probably want to know what we now do. But history is a strange bedfellow. I now find my ultimate challenge, my ultimate destiny is to face a family who has always protected me and see to its salvation through its destruction. A strange state of affairs.
Maybe I am reading too much into the words of Cardinal Biffi. Maybe I am not. Yet all things must end some time."

October 19, 2009

Der Schrei zu Gott

Wo war Gott in jenen Tagen?

Wir können in Gottes Geheimnis nicht hineinblicken – wir sehen nur Fragmente und vergreifen uns, wenn wir uns zum Richter über Gott und die Geschichte machen wollen. Dann würden wir nicht den Menschen verteidigen, sondern zu seiner Zerstörung beitragen. Nein – im letzten müssen wir bei dem demütigen, aber eindringlichen Schrei zu Gott bleiben: Wach auf! Vergiß dein Geschöpf Mensch nicht! Und unser Schrei an Gott muß zugleich ein Schrei in unser eigenes Herz hinein sein, daß in uns die verborgene Gegenwart Gottes aufwache – daß seine Macht, die er in unseren Herzen hinterlegt hat, nicht in uns vom Schlamm der Eigensucht, der Menschenfurcht und der Gleichgültigkeit, des Opportunismus verdeckt und niedergehalten werde.
Wir stoßen diesen Ruf an Gott, diesen Ruf in unser eigenes Herz hinein, gerade auch in dieser unserer gegenwärtigen Stunde aus, in der neue Verhängnisse drohen, in der neu alle dunklen Mächte aus dem Herzen des Menschen aufzusteigen scheinen – auf der einen Seite der Mißbrauch Gottes zur Rechtfertigung blinder Gewalt gegen Unschuldige, auf der anderen Seite der Zynismus, der Gott nicht kennt und den Glauben an ihn verhöhnt.
Wir rufen zu Gott, daß er die Menschen zur Einsicht bringe, damit sie erkennen, daß Gewalt keinen Frieden stiftet, sondern nur wieder Gewalt hervorruft – eine Spirale der Zerstörungen, in der alle am Ende nur Verlierer sein können. Der Gott, dem wir glauben, ist ein Gott der Vernunft – einer Vernunft, die freilich nicht neutrale Mathematik des Alls, sondern eins mit der Liebe, mit dem Guten ist. Wir bitten Gott, und wir rufen zu den Menschen, daß diese Vernunft, die Vernunft der Liebe, der Einsicht in die Kraft der Versöhnung und des Friedens die Oberhand gewinne inmitten der uns umgebenden Drohungen der Unvernunft oder einer falschen, von Gott gelösten Vernunft. [...] All diese Gedenksteine künden von menschlichem Leid, lassen uns den Zynismus der Macht ahnen, die Menschen als Material behandelte und sie nicht als Personen anerkannte, in denen Gottes Ebenbild aufleuchtet. [...]

Die Machthaber des Dritten Reiches wollten das jüdische Volk als ganzes zertreten, es von der Landkarte der Menschheit tilgen – auf furchtbare Weise haben sich da die Psalmworte bestätigt: "Wie Schafe werden wir behandelt, die zum Schlachten bestimmt sind." Im tiefsten wollten jene Gewalttäter mit dem Austilgen dieses Volkes den Gott töten, der Abraham berufen, der am Sinai gesprochen und dort die bleibend gültigen Maße des Menschseins aufgerichtet hat. Wenn dieses Volk einfach durch sein Dasein Zeugnis von dem Gott ist, der zum Menschen gesprochen hat und ihn in Verantwortung nimmt, so sollte dieser Gott endlich tot sein und die Herrschaft nur noch dem Menschen gehören – ihnen selber, die sich für die Starken hielten, die es verstanden hatten, die Welt an sich zu reißen. Mit dem Zerstören Israels, mit der Schoah, sollte im letzten auch die Wurzel ausgerissen werden, auf der der christliche Glaube beruht und endgültig durch den neuen, selbstgemachten Glauben an die Herrschaft des Menschen, des Starken, ersetzt werden. [...]
Es war mir eine innere Pflicht, auch vor dem Gedenkstein in deutscher Sprache besonders innezuhalten. Von dort tritt das Gesicht von Edith Stein, Theresia Benedicta vom heiligen Kreuz, auf uns zu – Jüdin und Deutsche, die zusammen mit ihrer Schwester im Grauen der Nacht des nazideutschen Konzentrationslagers verschwunden ist, die als Christin und als Jüdin mit ihrem Volk und für ihr Volk sterben wollte. Die Deutschen, die damals nach Auschwitz-Birkenau verbracht wurden und hier gestorben sind, wurden als Abschaum der Nation hingestellt. Aber nun erkennen wir sie dankbar als die Zeugen der Wahrheit und des Guten, das auch in unserem Volk nicht untergegangen war. Wir danken diesen Menschen, daß sie sich der Macht des Bösen nicht gebeugt haben und so als Lichter in einer dunklen Nacht vor uns stehen. Wir beugen uns in Ehrfurcht und Dankbarkeit vor all denen, die wie die drei Jünglinge angesichts der Drohung des babylonischen Feuerofens geantwortet haben: "Wenn überhaupt jemand, so kann nur unser Gott [...] uns retten. Tut er es aber nicht, so sollst du, König, wissen, auch dann verehren wir deine Götter nicht und beten das goldene Standbild nicht an, das du errichtet hast" (Dan 3:17 f.). [...]

Gottlob wachsen im Umkreis dieser Stätte des Grauens mit der Reinigung des Gedächtnisses, zu der sie uns drängt, vielfältige Initiativen, die dem Bösen eine Grenze setzen, dem Guten Kraft geben wollen. Eben durfte ich das Zentrum für Dialog und Gebet segnen. Ganz nah dabei vollzieht sich das verborgene Leben der Karmelitinnen, die sich besonders dem Geheimnis des Kreuzes Christi verbunden wissen und uns an den Glauben der Christen erinnern, daß Gott selbst in die Hölle der Leiden abgestiegen ist und mit uns leidet. In Oswiecim besteht das Zentrum des heiligen Maximilian und das Internationale Zentrum für die Erziehung über Auschwitz und den Holocaust. Es gibt das Internationale Haus für Jugendbegegnungen. Bei einem der alten Gebetshäuser besteht das Jüdische Zentrum. Schließlich ist die Akademie für die Menschenrechte im Aufbau begriffen. So dürfen wir hoffen, daß aus dem Ort des Grauens Besinnung wächst und daß das Erinnern hilft, dem Bösen zu widerstehen und der Liebe zum Sieg zu verhelfen.
Die Menschheit hat in Auschwitz-Birkenau eine "finstere Schlucht" durchschritten. So möchte ich gerade an dieser Stelle mit einem Gebet des Vertrauens schließen – einem Psalm Israels, der zugleich ein Gebet der Christenheit ist: "Der Herr ist mein Hirte, nichts wird mir fehlen. Er läßt mich lagern auf grünen Auen und führt mich zum Ruheplatz am Wasser. Er stillt mein Verlangen, er leitet mich auf rechten Pfaden, treu seinem Namen. Muß ich auch wandern in finsterer Schlucht, ich fürchte kein Unheil, denn du bist bei mir, dein Stock und dein Stab geben mir Zuversicht [...] Im Haus des Herrn darf ich wohnen für lange Zeit" (Ps 23:1-4,6).

The cry to God

Where was God in those days?

We cannot peer into God's mysterious plan – we see only piecemeal, and we would be wrong to set ourselves up as judges of God and history. Then we would not be defending man, but only contributing to his downfall. No – when all is said and done, we must continue to cry out humbly yet insistently to God: Rouse yourself! Do not forget mankind, your creature! And our cry to God must also be a cry that pierces our very heart, a cry that awakens within us God's hidden presence – so that his power, the power he has planted in our hearts, will not be buried or choked within us by the mire of selfishness, pusillanimity, indifference or opportunism.
Let us cry out to God, with all our hearts, at the present hour, when new misfortunes befall us, when all the forces of darkness seem to issue anew from human hearts: whether it is the abuse of God's name as a means of justifying senseless violence against innocent persons, or the cynicism which refuses to acknowledge God and ridicules faith in him.
Let us cry out to God, that he may draw men and women to conversion and help them to see that violence does not bring peace, but only generates more violence – a morass of devastation in which everyone is ultimately the loser. The God in whom we believe is a God of reason – a reason, to be sure, which is not a kind of cold mathematics of the universe, but is one with love and with goodness. We make our prayer to God and we appeal to humanity, that this reason, the logic of love and the recognition of the power of reconciliation and peace, may prevail over the threats arising from irrationalism or from a spurious and godless reason. […] All these inscriptions speak of human grief, they give us a glimpse of the cynicism of that regime which treated men and women as material objects, and failed to see them as persons embodying the image of God. […]

The rulers of the Third Reich wanted to crush the entire Jewish people, to cancel it from the register of the peoples of the earth. Thus the words of the Psalm: "We are being killed, accounted as sheep for the slaughter" were fulfilled in a terrifying way. Deep down, those vicious criminals, by wiping out this people, wanted to kill the God who called Abraham, who spoke on Sinai and laid down principles to serve as a guide for mankind, principles that are eternally valid. If this people, by its very existence, was a witness to the God who spoke to humanity and took us to himself, then that God finally had to die and power had to belong to man alone – to those men, who thought that by force they had made themselves masters of the world. By destroying Israel, by the Shoah, they ultimately wanted to tear up the taproot of the Christian faith and to replace it with a faith of their own invention: faith in the rule of man, the rule of the powerful. […]
I felt a deep urge to pause in a particular way before the inscription in German. It evokes the face of Edith Stein, Theresia Benedicta a Cruce: a woman, Jewish and German, who disappeared along with her sister into the black night of the Nazi-German concentration camp; as a Christian and a Jew, she accepted death with her people and for them. The Germans who had been brought to Auschwitz-Birkenau and met their death here were considered as Abschaum der Nation – the refuse of the nation. Today we gratefully hail them as witnesses to the truth and goodness which even among our people were not eclipsed. We are grateful to them, because they did not submit to the power of evil, and now they stand before us like lights shining in a dark night. With profound respect and gratitude, then, let us bow our heads before all those who, like the three young men in Babylon facing death in the fiery furnace, could respond: "Only our God can deliver us. But even if he does not, be it known to you, O King, that we will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue that you have set up" (Dan 3:17 f.).

By God's grace, together with the purification of memory demanded by this place of horror, a number of initiatives have sprung up with the aim of imposing a limit upon evil and confirming goodness. Just now I was able to bless the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer. In the immediate neighbourhood the Carmelite nuns carry on their life of hiddenness, knowing that they are united in a special way to the mystery of Christ's Cross and reminding us of the faith of Christians, which declares that God himself descended into the hell of suffering and suffers with us. In Oświęcim is the Centre of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, and the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. There is also the International House for Meetings of Young people. Near one of the old Prayer Houses is the Jewish Centre. Finally the Academy for Human Rights is presently being established. So there is hope that this place of horror will gradually become a place for constructive thinking, and that remembrance will foster resistance to evil and the triumph of love.
At Auschwitz-Birkenau humanity walked through a "valley of darkness". And so, here in this place, I would like to end with a prayer of trust – with one of the Psalms of Israel which is also a prayer of Christians: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. For you are with me, your rod and your staff – they comfort me ... I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long" (Ps 23:1-4,6).