Rethinking Bella Dodd and Infiltration of the Catholic Priesthood

Dr. Bella Dodd

Dr. Bella Dodd, the famous one-time Communist lawyer who reverted to the Catholic Faith of her youth, has been the subject of much discussion over the past few decades. She is said to have planted 1,100 to 1,200 men into the Catholic seminary system. These men would then rise up the clerical ranks and work to destroy the Catholic Church from within. A talk given by Dodd in 1961 has recently surfaced that sheds some light on this subject of infiltration and the Catholic Church.

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Visions of Fatima

Over at Catholic Exchange there is a series of articles written by Dorothea and Wolfgang Koch about Fátima. They are focusing upon the artwork of the Dominican Friar Fr. Thomas McGlynn who sculpted the statue of Our Lady of Fátima that adorns the facade of the original Basilica in Fátima.

There is, however, a fact of Fr. McGlynn’s life that is not very well known.* When the Carmelites of Coimbra, Portugal published their biography of Sr. Lúcia, they revealed to the world a previously hidden fact.

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Responses to Viganò Videos

Hi Everyone!

I have received some rather interesting responses to my videos about Viganò. The one, however, that surprises me the most is from Michael Brown of Spirit Daily wherein I am referred to as a “scholar” who is defending Benedict XVI:

Meanwhile, I have also received the following responses via the contact page of my web site:

“i could not listen more than six minutes of your criticism of Vigano`about the third secret of Fatima. Keep in mind that Antonio Socci is only the latest arrival who said that the third secret has never been reviled. Father GRUNER spent his life in making this known, and you have the audacity of spreading more false information? Please find yourself another job.
Take care Joseph B[.]”

There was also this short and curt message from someone identifying himself as “geesebusters:”

your a fraud

I do not normally enact my Welborn Protocol, but do so here in order to remind people of what that protocol means. That Protocol is in effect so as to reinforce charity.

If you send a message to me, then think before sending the message. If you disagree with me on something, fine, but think through the message first before firing off in anger.

Lastly, part of that Protocol means that if you do send messages to me that are rude or illogical like these latter two messages, then you set yourself up for being made the example of. This is not about revenge, it is a corrective. Perhaps you’ll think first before sending such uncharitable messages to me or others in the future.


Passing of Bishop Morlino

The Lord Jesus Christ has called to Himself Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison.

I understand that Bishop Morlino died in a local hospital after a cardiac event.

I had the privilege to hear a homily by Bishop Morlino at a Mass about 8 years ago. He proved that homiletics is an art form.

Requiem aeternam, dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.