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My Issues with the Roman Catholic Church. Plus: Video of a Horrifying Experience of a Carmelite Nun

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

First of all I want to say–though I likely have already said it–I grew up Catholic, went to Parochial school from grades one through four, then insisted on going to Public School because I was tired of bullies, tired of not learning any science–they taught Catechism, not science, in parochial schools! Or they did then in the 50s and 60s, anyway–and tired of mean teachers (the one nun I had in second grade was really good though), and tired of “threats” of “the spanking machine” (which turned out to be the “mother superior” head nun spanking a student, not a “machine”). Of course I was also bullied in public school, but the bully got hers toward the end of the school year in fifth grade–she nearly died of some form of lukemia or something! (By then we had made up though. She never bullied me again!) Further, I went to “mass” every Sunday, of course, with or without parents, or with friends.

I may have already mentioned as well that my mother grew up Catholic but my father grew up Episcopal. Back then when a Catholic married a Protestant it was considered a “mixed marriage.” The Catholic Church didn’t like for that to happen; because of this my parents had to marry in a rectory, not a church! And things haven’t changed much, either. Nowadays, when a Catholic marries a Catholic both have to do what is called a “Pre-Marital Inventory” (PMI) run by some lay person connected to this program. When I married my (nominally) Catholic husband in a Catholic church in a tiny far west Texas town, I had taken the PMI but my husband did not (since there were no PMI folks there, so the church allowed it anyway!). And when my own son–we are non-denominational–married a Catholic, who did or did not take the PMI, they had to marry in a park near a hotel in San Antonio, by a secular marriage person, not a priest or pastor or minister. My son’s wife still attends Catholic church and our grandson does attend a Catholic day care since both work, but my son has not converted to Roman Catholicism. Fine with me!

By the way, Parochial schools do now teach science, but in the upper grades more than the lower grades, but all grades do teach science (likely not evolution, though…fine with me since evolution is simply a construct made up by atheists to “prove” God does not exist! As if evolutionists have empirical evidence that man evolved from ape, or dinos evolved from birds! No “missing link,” no evolution “fact”!). Further, I do believe that in some ways the Catholic church has improved some…in the early 60s most churches began masses in English (or whatever the spoken language was), not Latin; nuns and priests aren’t as strict regarding whether someone is Catholic or Protestant (and the Parochial school I teacher-assisted at in St. Pete, Florida, actually allowed some non-Catholic students!), and lay Catholics don’t seem to mind too much if a fellow Christian is non-Catholic, or another religion.

But I still have issues, which began when my parents were constantly arguing over the Pope’s “infallibility” and the various decrees that came out of the Vatican from Pope John XXIII in the 50s and 60s, and the Pope Paul VI later. I can also say that in comparing the teachers I had in Catholic school with those in Public school, I’d say the Public school teachers were a heckuva lot better than the lay teachers who (prompted by the nuns, maybe?) tended toward meanness.

I will list a few issues here, then post the horrifying video of a Carmelite nun in the earlier 20th century who was brutalized by the cloistered convent (the country is not mentioned, but I suspect Ireland or maybe Canada…it was likely not the US, but English almost had to have been spoken in this country) and its Mother Superior–and raped by priests and bishops!

First of all, the murder of Pope John Paul I–and David Yallop’s book “In God’s Name: an Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I” proves he was murdered by Vatican and non-Vatican officials and members of a Masonic lodge called P2 with Mafia connections. Why? Because this good pope–the last good pope IMHO–was about to clean up the corrupt Vatican Bank, remake the Catholic church into a truly Christ-driven church which would help the poor, etc., and stop the Vatican arms dealing, among other things. If you have no idea about what this Pope was like, buy or watch on YouTube (in very poor quality, but still) the movie starring Robbie Coltrane called “The Pope Must Die” (aka “The Pope Must Diet”) The “Pope Dave” character resembles Pope John Paul I in many ways, including his actual name, as Pope John Paul I actual last name was Albino. Satire, but true in a lot of respects.

Second of all, why is today’s Vatican hanging out with dictators, secret society leaders and phony charity leaders and celebrity phonies like U2’s Bono–the globalist among rock stars–and other evil-minded oligarchs, banksters and the like? Are these Vatican folks trying to convert these reprobates to repentance and acceptance of Christ as Savior? Or just “in it for the money” when the Vatican is one of the wealthiest institutions on earth?

And then there the pedophilia thing…it’s all over the news. I don’t have time to post all the links, okay? Because in the US and elsewhere, it is rampant!

Before I post the video, let me say also that I once met a woman of old age, the mother of a Pastor we had out here in our POA non-denominational church who once was about to become a nun. It’s by the grace of God she did not! For the time frame of her wanting to become a nun–but then meeting a man she decided to marry–matches the time frame of this former Carmelite nun’s horror story within her cloistered convent. And folks, this really is horrifying! But, folks, you cannot make this stuff up! Here is the video:

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