Marjorie Taylor Greene condemns Fuentes, remarks on Trump, Yiannopoulos... Greene wondered who is funding Fuentes
Milo Yiannopoulos claims he set up Fuentes dinner 'to make
...Trump’s life miserable’ Rightwing [Church Militant connected] provocateur says he helped arrange for white supremacist to attend dinner with Trump and Kanye West [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/30/milo-yiannopoulos-nick-fuentes-donald-trump-dinner]
Moreover, Stream says there is a connection with Fuentes and E. Michael Jones:
As I wrote in 2019:
Online provocateur Nick Fuentes, widely condemned for race-baiting and Jew-baiting, has built quite a following among disaffected young men. … Fuentes fans publicize anti-Jewish conspiracy theorist E. Michael Jones. (Watch Jones debate Stream columnist Michael Brown on anti-Semitism here.) [https://stream.org/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-nick-fuentes/]
The Opus Dei expert Randy Engel also shows that there is seemingly an anti-Traditional connection:
The Anatomy of the Opus Dei /Jones/Brammer Relationship
Two of the questions which have been repeatedly asked by readers of The Man Behind the Curtain are, first, why did Jones write his book on Voris and secondly, what was the exact nature of Jones’ relationship with the key players in the affair, specifically with Marc Brammer and Father Paul Nicholson, Voris’ “tell-all” spiritual director. The following quote was taken from thehirschfiles.blogspot.com of October 8, 2016:
I wrote the book first of all to explain what really happened. Secondly, I wrote it to clarify the theological point that everyone was missing in the discussion. The dominant culture’s downplaying of the true magnitude of this sin combined with Catholics ignoring the Church’s teaching on penance and adopting the Protestant notion of cheap grace made his story incomprehensible.
I’d like to propose two other reasons why Jones decided to write the book and use Fidelity Press as the publishing vehicle.
First, because his friend and benefactor of more than thirty years, Opus Dei supernumerary Marc Brammer, asked him to and secondly, because E. Michael Jones’s publishing enterprise is an Opus Dei apostolate/auxiliary society.
Voris Joins Carroll in Attacking Traditionalists
In September 2015, Voris began special series on The Vortex on the SSPX in which he repeated Carroll’s charge that “every single SSPX priest and bishop is committing a mortal sin when he offers Mass.” Voris also claimed that Catholics who attend SSPX chapels risk eternal damnation.
Among the Traditionalists he attacked were John Vennari (CFN), Michael Matt (The Remnant) and Louie Verrecchio (aka Catholic). This writer is proud to have written articles for all these honorable Catholic men over the last thirty years.
Having read the transcripts of the entire series in a single day, there are some repetitive themes in Voris’ lectures that stick in my mind. One is Voris’ repeated emphasis on the virtue of blind obedience. “There are many paths to Hell and only one to heaven,” says Voris, “and that is “obedience, absolute and total obedience.”
As written, this statement is not true.
The highest virtues, as taught by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, are Faith, Hope and Charity, and the greatest of these is Charity. That man owes absolute obedience to Almighty God and His Commandments is not in question here. But as a general principle of righteous conduct, obedience has its limitations both in the lay and religious life. Superiors of religious orders, for example, cannot claim obedience in contravention to the dispositions of higher authority. Much less, in the limbo world of Opus Dei, can a lay numerary claim absolute obedience from a member or potential member of the Prelature who has been assigned to him for spiritual direction.
At this point in my commentary on Church Militant versus the Traditionalist Movement, I’d like to leave Carroll and Voris for a moment and switch the spotlight back to Jones and his views on schism, the SSPX and criticism of the pope and bishops. Since Jones made the decision to devote so much time and space in The Man Behind the Curtain to these issues, even though they weren’t particularly pertinent to the Voris scandal, I believe they are fair game for criticism.
E. Michael Jones and Lyman Stebbins
At the start of Chapter Two, Jones states that shortly after he separated from The Wanderer, which must have been in or around the mid-1960s, he met with Lyman Stebbins, founder of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF), who had also split from Al Matt’s newspaper over the issue of criticizing bishops.
Jones admits that everything he knows about the Church’s position on criticizing the bishops and the pope came from Stebbins.
H. Lyman Stebbins, (1911-1988), H stands for Hart, had a very colorful background as a young man, but a Theology Degree is not on his résumé. Neither is there any CUF reference to his membership at Yale University in the notorious senior secret society Skull and Bones (Class of 1933).
Stebbins came from an extremely wealthy Episcopalian Wall Street family associated with the firm of DeCoppet and Doremus, and he himself had a successful career on the New York Stock Exchange. Following a long illness, he went in search of God. He first tried life as a Benedictine oblate. He founded Mount Savior Monastery in Elmira, N.Y., but eventually left. The monastery is still in existence.
His next attempt brought Stebbins and his money to another secret society – Opus Dei.
In 1968, the now Catholic Stebbins used part of his fortune to start Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) as “an international lay apostolate” founded to “support, defend, and advance the efforts of the Teaching Church in accords with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, specifically, Lumen Gentium which states: “… [The Laity] are called by God …being led by the spirit of the gospel, so that they can work for the sanctification of world from within, in the manner of leaven (No. 31).”
As with almost all Opus Dei lay apostolates including Jones’ Ultramontane Associates, CUF is a public charity” that (9) “… normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income… “
In a 1974 address titled, “The Essential Meaning and Purpose of Catholics United for the Faith,” delivered to the Memphis Chapter of CUF,” Stebbins stated that the laity “have never had what we undoubtedly need: a formation and a form for our spiritual life.” In his call for “a spiritual Renaissance,” Stebbins said that the laity need a “Rule of Life,” (you mean like an Opus Dei “Plan of Life?”), and the development of “a regular, unified, country-wide series of retreats and days of recollection” (you mean the kind that Opus Dei sponsors at its centers?). Finally, he suggests that “young Catholic who are serious about answering the call to holiness as lay people, and that they might be given a chance to spend a year or two after high school – or after college – at a small center for Catholic lay formation… (you mean become an Opus Dei numerary and live in an Opus Dei residence?). Notice how Stebbins got the Opus Dei message across without ever mentioning the Prelature?
So, it is not surprising that Jones’ and Stebbins’ and CUF’s position on the criticism of bishops and the pope mirrors that of Opus Dei: that is, public criticism of bishops and the pope is prohibited.
The first CUF office on North Ave. and Opus Dei’s Regional Office were both located in New Rochelle, N.Y. After Stebbins’ death in 1989, CUF was moved to Steubenville, Ohio, home of the Franciscan University. Its magazine is Lay Witness and its publishing arm is Emmaus Road Publications. A number of prominent Opus Dei leaders are represented on its advisory councils including Dr. Scott Hahn, Russell Shaw, Archbishop John J. Myers and Bishop Robert W. Finn.
According to the CUF website, the organization “is operated by dedicated lay volunteers, limited paid staff and a loyal Board of Directors” with David Rodriguez, President, Mike Sullivan, a member of the Board of Directors and former President, and Shannon Minch-Hughes, Chief of Operations among others.
As reported in its 990 IRS report for 2012, Mike Sullivan, then President, received almost $100,000 in salary and other compensation and Shannon Minch-Hughes received more than $76,000 as Vice President. Contributions between 2008 and 2012 totaled over $2 million.
In 2013, Sullivan received a salary of over $69,000 and Minch-Hughes received $79,000. Contributions were listed as over $274,000.
In 2014, Minch-Hughes received over $57,000 as salary for Vice-President, but no salary for President was listed. Contributions were over $ 250,000.
Isn’t Opus Dei Holy Poverty wonderful? [https://www.newengelpublishing.com/all-the-men-behind-the-opus-dei-curtain/]
Pray an Our Father now in reparation for the sins of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
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