Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Disgrace of the Knights of Malta

Today in Rome, the Knights of Malta are meeting in disgrace. A once chivalrous and brave Order has shrivlled as if a long dead mouse. The Pope of Rome's minions wrote to the former Grand Master to "order" him not to be present in Rome. A free man, barred by a fascist, clericalist thugs who have disgraced the Bride of Christ and betrayed Her founder.

Christine Niles at ChurchMilitant writers of the "greed, cover-up and betrayal," of this once great Order.
 
It's a complicated story and it has not all been told. Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Insitute does an outstanding job of digging into the mire behind the scenes.

Coup de Grâce? With Election Imminent, Has An Ancient Chivalric Order Been Toppled From Within?

Siege of Malta

This Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMoM) is going to elect its new Grand Master.  As preparations are being made for this election, anonymous sources within the Order have provided us with documentation, giving some depth and clarity on how it all came to this, who is behind it, and what it’s all about.
Since December 2016, there have been rumors, accusations, firings, suspensions, investigations, and outright lies regarding the SMoM.  It all began when the Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager, was suspended for refusing to resign his post, due to his part in the distribution of contraception by Malteser International.
Von Boeselager takes his case to Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, who appoints a commission to investigate the matter.  Nearly two months later, Fra Matthew Festing, the Grand Master of the SMoM, is summoned to Rome where he is forced by the Pope to resign.  Four days later, Albrecht von Boeselager is reinstated.
During this time, there are stories about a search for Freemasons, a conflict of interest among the investigating commission, and a mysterious financial deal in Switzerland.

Read it all at:

http://www.lepantoinstitute.org/knights-of-malta/coup-de-grace-election-imminent-ancient-chivalric-order-toppled-within/

13 comments:

Barona said...

From my observations far, far too many individuals were made "knights" of Malta because of connections. I know one such "knight" here in Toronto. He ended up a "knight" simply because he did a few "charitable" things within his local Maltese community. The "knights" long ago degenerated into a bourgeoisie club of well-connected individuals via business and therefore well-connected with upper management churchmen (the latter always on the hunt for money). It is surprising how quickly money opens doors in chancery offices.

Sean Mercer said...

Follow the money; ALWAYS, follow the money.

Anonymous said...

All is vanity.

Anonymous said...

The Order should've worked to preserve itself clean from greedy, worldy men. They should've been more carfeul when accepting people in. This, no doubt, is not only a papal takeover but also a work of destruction or reform (from a magnificent order to a simple ONG) from within.

Mary

Marcellina said...

Sadly, there are but a handful of unworldly men left.
The damage is close to mortal, however :

“The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.

She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes . . . she will lose many of her social privileges. . . As a small society, [the Church] will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members….

It will be hard-going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek . . . The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism on the eve of the French Revolution — when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain . . . But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.

And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith. She may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but she will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.”
Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), from his book Faith and the Future

Greg J Ben said...
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Vox Cantoris said...

Greg,

Enough!

Maybe YOU should start your own blog instead of telling me what sections I should and should not have. You have hijacked the comments like nobody since Mark Thomas. You are not on topic.

Yes, the abuses stinks, but these posts are not about that.

Don't tell this writer of abuse or say that I downplay it. I had my own experience with the Basilian, so-called, Fathers and I have a friend who was sodomised by a prominent priest.

Stay on topic, govern yourself, or I shall do it for you!

Anonymous said...

Amen, Vox.

You have been, admirably, charitable.

Karl

James said...

Everything is in the toilet now. Please God, free us from the tyranny of Pope Francis!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Vox, whilst i sympathize with Greg, your comment section was starting to look like bloomin SNAP.Enough already!

TLM said...

Absolutely Sean......FOLLOW THE MONEY. Money accounts for this entire take over of Malta.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Marcellina.

I wonder if Ratzinger was being prophetic or if he knew some were planningto take over the church and produce a horrible crisis.

Mary

Eirene said...

This whole story is sad beyond measure!