[So am I (i.e., a Catholic Trump supprter) but not sure if I want federal action because of the dangers of Caesaropapism! – AQ Tom]

by Church Militant  •  August 31, 2018

88% want DOJ probe into Church sex abuse cover-ups

DETROIT ( – Politically conservative, angry Catholic Trump supporters want the federal government to take action and end the scourge of sex abuse and cover-up by Catholic clergy and leaders, and these are the voters among Catholics that Trump needs to pay attention to – regular Mass attending Catholics.

Politically liberal Catholics – who do not attend Mass – are already opposed to Trump so what they think of the clerical sexual predator scandal should be ignored by Trump, advocates say. It’s these Catholics who go to Mass every Sunday who are mad as hell about this – and those Catholics are the overwhelming majority of Catholics following Church Militant.

In a recent online poll, Church Militant (the leading independent Catholic website in the world in terms of comment engagement) found 88 percent of Catholics want decisive action by the federal government, saying “yes” to the question whether the U.S. government needs to initiate an investigation to see if Church leaders have violated RICO statutes in covering up and transporting sexually predatory priest for decades.

What is noteworthy in the poll findings is the overwhelming degree of support by conservative Catholics for a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice into their own Church leadership.

These Catholics are pro-Trump who support nearly all of his political agenda in terms of court appointees, jobs, tax cuts, deregulation and religious liberty. Catholics supported Trump nationally in 2016 by a margin of roughly 52–48 percent, stealing back former Obama-supporting Catholics and tipping the election in his favor.


In fact, in the three Blue Wall states (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan), which Trump broke through to win the electoral college vote, Catholics are overrepresented in relation to their overall numbers in the general population — meaning given the slim margins of victory for Trump in each of those three states, it could be argued that the conservative Catholic vote in each of those three states is what is responsible for Trump being President Trump.

Politically conservative Catholics have been outraged at the constant focus by U.S. bishops on a liberal anti-Trump agenda of support for climate change, illegal immigration, gun control and so forth.

But what has emerged in light of the recent revelations of continued sex abuse cover-up is that many of the same bishops leading the charge against Trump politically are the same ones opposing sweeping reforms within the Church to end the plight of predation of young adult males and children.

This has ignited a firestorm of rage by theologically orthodox, politically conservative Catholics fed up with the efforts at liberalization by leaders within the Church, who are also tied directly to the sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

Overwhelming majorities of this pro-Trump crowd of Catholic voters want the pope to resign owing to his part in the cover-up (revealed by his former U.S. ambassador in a tell-all testimony August 26). They are calling for sweeping reforms within the Church, but feel that without action on the part of President Trump and his Justice Department, senior clergy will again be successful in riding out the storm — as they did following the 2002 revelations of many thousands of cases of sex abuse cover-up across the nation.

Many faithful, politically conservative Catholics at that time trusted their bishops to straighten out the problem internally, but now see that as a naïve hope, given that the very bishop leading the reform efforts (former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, forced to resign in disgrace last month), was himself a notorious sexual predator — a fact well known by multiple bishops in the United States.

At this point, politically conservative, faithful Catholics — the ones who voted for Trump — want his Justice Department to step up and root out the problem. They see attempts to reform from within as fruitless because the senior leadership that would head up and direct any reform are the very source of the problem.

So Trump-supporting Catholics who were a significant factor in Trump’s securing the White House now want him to return the favor — and help Make the Church Great Again.

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  1. Ahem…
    “… Church Militant (the leading independent Catholic website in the world in terms of comment engagement) found…”
    Let it suffice to say that such a claim is, ahem, as hypocritical as it is false. Mikey and his crew are instant to ban anyone not in lockstep with the (c)hurch of the pencil twirling oblates of SSPX deniers.
    One needn’t peel back more than a few layers of the onion to see LaVoris uses the same, proven self defense marketing techniques as the dodgy rock stars at Keating, Inc.’s NeoKathlyk playhouse.
    Whereas Spastic Dancer callers are deftly flushed when something unappetizing pops up about the Revolutionary (c)hurch of what be goin’ down, now, The Hair’s admins in Detroit block, delete and incinerate even polite, upright comments that just might cause (C)hurch Mitigate dues payers to think that CM is playing fast and loose with reality.
    In MikeyWorld, just called out by Hilary White recently, claiming to be THE voice of “comment engagement” might prop up someone’s failing spirits right after an embarrassing flop-o-rama purporting to announce Wuerl’s “dime store thriller defection to sunny Nuovo Roma,” but out here in Flyover Country, it’s known more plainly as bull____.

  2. There is something important that President Trump has the power to do. President Trump should declassify all relevant FBI, CIA, and State Department files on Bella Dodd and Dodd’s allegations about Communist and Communist homo infiltration of the Catholic Church. That should include whatever Bella Dodd told Fulton Sheen, Dietrich von Hildebrand, and any Jesuit priests at Fordham University about this, especially the names of the four cardinals at that time alleged to be Communist agents. President Trump should also declassify any FBI, CIA, or State Department files on the assassination of Pope John Paul I, the infiltration of the Catholic Church by anti-Catholic secret societies at that time, and the Vatican Bank scandals.
    Conservative pro-life Catholic voters helped elect Trump. He can return the favor by helping us rid the Church of Communists and homo perverts who seek to destroy the Catholic Church and all of Western civilization along with it.
    Trump should also declassify any FBI files on pervert infiltration of the Archdiocese of New York in the 1950s to the present:

    Bella Dodd on Communist infiltration of the Catholic clergy
    Fordham University

    In a lecture at Fordham University during that time, Dr. Dodd unveiled what would seem to be an uncanny prophecy of future chaos in the Church.

    Speaking as a former high ranking official of the American Communist Party, in 1950, a dozen years before Synod Vatican 2, Dr. Dodd said in part:

    “In the 1930’s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the [Roman Catholic] Church from within.”

    The idea was for these men to be Ordained and progress to positions of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops.

    “Right now they [the Communist infiltrators] are in the highest places in the Church” where they are working to bring about CHANGE in order to weaken the Church’s effectiveness against Communism.

    She also said that these CHANGES would be so drastic that:
    “You will not recognize the Catholic Church.”

    Mrs./Dr. Bella V. Dodd was very concerned about these things. Her position was that the fight against Communism must be done in the school and in the churches as found in her testimony on this subject:

    “Mr. Clardy. Would you not agree that while this committee has a proper duty and function in exposing the machinations of the Communist Party and letting people see how it functions and what it will do to them, would you say that the real battle against communism has got to be carried on in two fronts, one in the school and the other in the churches?

    Dr. Dodd. That is right. Those two are very important” (Dr. Dodd’s Testimony on Monday, November 16, 1953, to the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee of the Committee on Un- American Activities, Philadelphia, Pa., Public hearing; answer to the question of Mr. Clardy).
    Unfortunately, at this same time, the Communists were getting more extensive control in the Roman Catholic Church so that nothing of any real significance was ever done in the West since that time by the Roman Catholic Church in the battle against Communism.

    Therefore, is it any wonder that Synod Vatican 2 had more than its share of Freemasons, Communists, Modernists, NEW Theology Theologians (automatically excommunicated Modernist Heretics), and Satanists attending this anti-Catholic CONVENTION??!!

    Brother Joseph Natale O.S.B., Founder of Schism House, was present at one of Dr. Bella Dodd’s lectures in the early 1950’s.

    He relates:

    “I listened to that woman for four hours and she had my hair standing on end. Everything she said has been fulfilled to the letter. You would think she was the world’s greatest prophet, but she was no prophet. She was merely exposing the step-by-step battle plan of Communist subversion of the Catholic Church.”

    “She explained that of all the world’s religions, the Catholic Church was the only one feared by the Communists, for it was its only effective opponent. Back then [early 1950’s], she said: “Right now they are in the highest places in the Church.”

    “They are working to bring about change in order that the Catholic Church would not be effective against Communism . . . that these changes would be so drastic that “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.”

    “The whole idea was to destroy, not the institution of the Church, but rather the Faith of the people, and even use the institution of the Church, if possible, to destroy the Faith through the promotion of a pseudo-religion — something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing.”

    “This would be necessary in order to shame Church leaders into an “openness to the world”, and to a more flexible attitude toward all religions and philosophies. The Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the Church.”

    Brother Joseph Natale O.S.B. is a real person, in case anyone has any doubts about him? Brother Joseph was trained at St. Vincent’s Benedictine Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. St. Vincent’s Archabbey was the largest Benedictine monastery in the United States.

    Shortly after leaving St. Vincent’s, Brother Joseph started his Benedictine community in Southern New Jersey. Brother Joseph never allowed the NEW Mass to be celebrated at his monastery, only allowing the traditional Roman Rite Mass.

    Brother Joseph printed, distributed and sold numerous books, pamphlets and audio tapes defending the Catholic faith and educating Catholics about the true teachings of Catholicism. Brother Joseph Natale, O.S.B. died on Saturday, November 11, 1995. R.I.P.

    The New York Times ran a front page article entitled “Bella Dodd Asserts Reds Got Presidential Advisory Posts” reporting that she “swore before the Senate Internal Security subcommittee today that Communists had got into many legislative offices of Congress and into a number of groups advising the President of the United States” (The New York Times, Wednesday, March 11 1953, C. P. Trussell, “Bella Dodd Asserts Reds Got Presidential Advisory Posts”).

    The New York Times reported that Bella Dodd:

    “..warned yesterday that the materialistic philosophy, which she said was now guiding public education, would eventually demoralize the nation” (The New York Times, Monday, March 8 1954, “Bella Dodd Assails Materialism In U.S.”).

    Mrs./Dr. Bella V. Dodd states in her book that the Communist Party’s structure:

    “was in reality a device to control the common man” (Dr. Bella Dodd, “School of Darkness”, published in 1954, chapter 16).
    Do any of these things sound familiar to you?

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