This very special op-ed is from our own Michael, the same Michael who also gave us The Global Announcement.
As we witness the apparent historic implosion of the Roman Catholic Church, it seems an apt moment to reflect on the meaning of the word “catholic” – and to begin to imagine a post-Vatican world. This once unthinkable concept has not merely become thinkable, but may be manifesting before our eyes.
Benjamin Fulford this week suggested that in the wake of the exposure and collapse of the Roman Church, we might see an eventual reconciliation of all Christianity, wherein Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox find common ground. As a political and financial journalist, Fulford naturally thinks in institutional terms. But the spiritual dynamic of humanity will, it is apparent, soon leave religious institutions behind. The age of controlling religious structures, designed as instruments of domination, is over. The time of unmediated communion between the soul and Spirit, which has been gently rising for a hundred years, may soon take flight.
But not yet. A time of many shocks is now unfolding. The struggle has entered a final phase. The controllers still appear to hold sway. The Rothschilds, the Pope, the Fed, the Rockefellers, the bloodlines, the Jesuits, the Luciferians are in chaos, are in disarray and panic, but have not yet been exposed to the world at large. The momentum of their ruin is irreversible, but the world doesn’t know it yet. Their hold on the media is slackening, and full exposure cannot be long delayed. They are in their last days. But there is still a war underway, and we must fight it to the last, remaining wary.
Yet we can, I believe, now hasten our own freedom by vividly imagining the spiritual renaissance that may soon be upon us. And the dissolution and (perhaps) the rebirth of the church that claims Jesus as its founder could be the first great step.
As an adjective, the word “catholic” actually has nothing to do (per se) with the Church of Rome. It means, ironically, “all-encompassing, universal, broad-minded, inclusive….”
In other words, all those things that the Church of Rome is not.
As a Catholic child in the 1960’s, I grew up with stories of evil Protestant shoe-makers who would bribe young Catholic boys to bring them consecrated communion wafers to nail to the bottom of shoes sold to Catholics, so that they would be treading on their Lord. But what was the shoemaker’s horror to find that the wafer exploded with redemptive blood upon the impact of the hammer! Such were the tools of indoctrination into what it meant then to be “catholic.”
Not exactly what you’d call “inclusive.”
What the Catholic Church actually meant by the word “catholic” – and especially within its innermost Jesuit-controlled occult command structure – is “all-encompassing” in the sense that the Pope owns every last square inch of our planet, and every soul upon it. The Jesuit goal has always been to enforce that ownership on a global scale, and not truly in the name of God, but for the darkest agenda imaginable. Only now are we awakening to this appalling fact.
But once upon a time, for ordinary Catholics, the church actually was, to some extent, catholic in the literal sense, actually was more of a big tent: inclusive, loosely-structured, encompassing within its embrace a hundred different paths to God, as expressed by dozens of different monastic and convent orders, some contemplative or devotional, some serviceful, some missionary and evangelical, some intellectual, some (like the Trappists) rigirously ascetic to the point of silence, and all approved by Mother Church as appropriate channels for souls of various temperaments to receive the grace of Christ.
To be sure, at the institutional heart of it all in Rome, the corruption inherited from the Empire still lived and festered, infecting all who came within its reach. The Pope was seldom if ever a devout contemplative, cleansed by fasting and prayer, or lit from within by visions of the divine – and if he was, the Curia soon cured him! More often than not he was a profane and power-hungry sort, and in a number of cases the pontiff was nothing short of vile.
But through the long dark ages, in the absence of anything more enlightened, it may fairly be said that Source continued to use what imperfect channels He/She could to draw souls back to their home in the Light – and the Christian church based in Rome (corrupt as it was) was clearly one such channel. The passionate God-seeking souls found their way to caves in the desert (or huts outside Assisi), while those who sought power and prestige climbed the ecclesiastical ladder in the shadow of the Coliseum. The saints went their way, keeping the reality of divine love alive for true seekers, while the church and the empire and the criminals cooperated and intermingled to the point of indistinguishability (as they do today), and used each other to accomplish mutually agreed upon ends, which were best performed at several removes. The Vatican Bank launders funds for the mafia, and the government takes its share, and pays back both….has much changed since the days of the Roman Empire?
In the pre-Christian days of the emperor Augustus, his formidable and conscienceless wife Livia used the Vestal Virgins to secretly assassinate opponents at a distance. A man would commit some offense against the Vestals, and would be told by the Vestal Mother that his absolution could only be obtained by killing a certain man – often a complete stranger to him, some enemy of Livia’s (who was herself the Vestal Mother’s secret childhood chum and crony). Livia’s hands remained clean, the religious authority granted absolution via the killing, and the empire went on its blithe and hedonistic way, never the wiser. The religious authority, the empire, and the criminals walked “hand in hand to hell,” as Shakespeare put it. When Livia at last died, her storage chest of poisons was thrown into the Tiber…and hundreds of dead fish soon floated rotting on the current.
But things appear, at long last, to be changing. The Church’s claim to moral authority is not merely crumbling, but is even now swirling swiftly down the gutter, as the Vatican actually feels obligated to announce that the soon-to-be ex-pope will be protected from prosecution for his links to the rape of children, via the invocation of diplomatic privilege within the walls of the Vatican city-state. The money trail is exposed, the vile pedophilia is exposed, and soon the dark luciferian rites will be brought to light as well, and then all will truly be over for the last vestige of the empire that fed Jesus’ followers to the lions. One holy, catholic, and apostolic church? No, rather a splintered, unholy, and Machiavellian remnant, shriveling up in the sunlight like some cheap B-movie vampire, or melting like the Wicked Witch of the West when doused with the holy water of truth.
But what then?
I believe the world will demand reparation for the Vatican’s millions of victims. The wealth of the church may well be confiscated – and it may even be the faithful themselves who seize and distribute the hidden funds of the Jesuit-banker-Vatican unholy trinity. A massive decentralization will take place, as papal authority is forever discredited. The stunning secrets held within the vast archives will come to light, and the true nature and dark deeds of the Roman church will be undeniable. And once the wealth and the real estate are gone, once the illusion of the “Vicar of Christ” is exploded, what will be left? What legacy will remain?
It may, I believe, be the legacy of the saints, the hidden high vibration that has helped keep the light alive during this long dark time.
Teresa of Avila. Francis of Assisi. Mother Theresa of Calcutta. And thousands of anonymous nuns, monks, and lay people around the world who for centuries have practiced lives of service, charity, and love. They have done so within a corrupt institution, and their image has been tarnished by the vile tragedies perpetrated by the controllers. But they have always stood over and above the church, which during their lifetimes was (in accordance with its nature) often the persecutor of true holiness.
Paths of communion and meditation already exist in the innermost heart of many faiths. Freed from shackles of dogma, healed of divisive sectarian hatred, and liberated from hidden controlling structures, the secret peaceful saints of our human family’s many branches may emerge, one hopes, to serve not as authoritarian teachers, but as living examples of the science of meditation. The Sufis of Islam, the blissful yogis of India, the wandering mystics of Russia, the compassionate monks of worldwide Buddhism, and the call of the Hebrews that “the Lord our God is One” – all may finally be free to draw those who resonate with these true and powerful paths of return to Source.
And for those who still crave the comfort of ritual and dogma, no doubt some vestiges of the old structures will remain, though shorn of their power to enslave humanity.
Is it too soon to envision all this? I don’t think so. We will, I believe, see it in our lifetimes. And the inevitability of it may become clearly apparent to all before today’s newborn babe is ready to walk. The fallout and restructuring will take some years – perhaps as long as a decade. The fight for this freedom is not yet done, but we can almost taste its sweetness in the wind.
– Michael Henry Dunn