Treachery in Detroit

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 9, 2018   

Bella Dodd placed many homosexuals in Catholic seminaries prior to 1950

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Detroit archdiocesan insider Jay McNally is blowing the whistle on the homosexual network that flourished under its former archbishop, Cdl. John Dearden, and still exists under its current leader, Abp. Allen Vigneron.

The roots of this network, McNally clarifies, predates these Church leaders by several generations, dating back to the communist infiltration of Catholic seminaries, which began in the 1920s under the Soviet Union's dictator, Joseph Stalin. Bella Dodd was a Soviet agent who implemented Stalin's directive in America before she was converted by Abp. Fulton Sheen. Of her, McNally writes:

Much has been written about how the Soviet Union also recruited homosexuals and encouraged them to become Catholic seminarians in the U.S. and then spend decades rising within the episcopacy. Bella Dodd, a former communist, revealed this strategy in her book School of Darkness, and Alice von Hildebrand expanded on this situation in this Church Militant interview with Michael Voris.

In this interview, Dodd's friend, Alice von Hildebrand, relates how Dodd publicly testified to having recruited more than 1,100 communists to infiltrate seminaries, acting under Stalin's orders. 

"Stalin, soon after he came to power, ordered his cronies to invade Catholic seminaries with young men that had neither faith nor morals," said von Hildebrand. The "ideal cases," she added, were "homosexuals." 

"They were so superbly trained," von Hildebrand notes, "that it was not that easy to detect them because in many ways they seemed to be orthodox." She said they would then inject "a bit of poison here and a bit of poison there" to spread doubt about the faith among Catholics. 

McNally points to an article written in 2002 by Catholic historian James Hitchcock titled "Secrecy and Subversion in the Church Has Historical Model." In the article, Hitchcock draws parallels between the communists' use of homosexual spies employed in Britain and the rise of homosexual networks within the Catholic Church. McNally gives the following overview of Hitchcock's article:

Hitchcock explains that the Soviet Union recognized homosexuals as being extremely reliable and loyal allies to subvert the established order in Britain, and the same has proven true in the Catholic Church. Homosexuals have been exceedingly loyal and successful in tearing down the established order everywhere they put their mind to it by virtue of a deep-seated commitment to their cause over the long-haul and deep loyalty to their comrades in arms.

Watch the panel discuss the retention of the homosexual network in The Download—Treachery in Detroit.

 

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