‘The Broken Cross’ by Piers Compton
By Henry Makow, PhD
February 22, 2004
“When the time comes finally to destroy the papal court…we shall
come forward in the guise of its defenders…By this diversion we
shall penetrate to its very bowels and be sure we shall never come out
again until we have gnawed through the entire strength of this place.”
— Protocols of the Elders of Zion-17
On New Years Day 2004 former Pope John Paul II called for a “new world order… based on the goals of the United Nations.” When a world leader uses this terminology, it can only mean one thing. He is a part of the Luciferian conspiracy to create a totalitarian world government. According to Piers Compton, a former Catholic priest, the Papacy was actually subverted by the Illuminati in 1958 when John XXIII became Pope. This was the culmination of a 200-year campaign to infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church. Piers Compton was the Literary Editor of the Catholic weekly The Universe for 14 years. He documents his claims in The Broken Cross, (1981) a book that is almost impossible to find because it was mysteriously withdrawn a few weeks after its release. It is now available online [here].
Compton traces the modern phase of the Luciferian Conspiracy to Adam Weishaupt who established the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. “[Weishhaupt] was backed financially, as are most if not all anarchistic leaders, by a group of bankers under the House of Rothschild. It was under their direction that the long range and worldwide plans of the Illuminati were drawn up.” (8) In 1783, the Illuminati assumed control of much of Freemasonry, which secretly coordinated the revolutionary movement (Liberalism, Socialism, and Communism.) According to David Bay, “secret societies like the “Skull and Bones” have always functioned as Satan’s church, as the only way to pass the baton from generation to generation.”
The Illuminati regarded the Catholic Church as their chief enemy and marked it for ruin. In 1818, their Italian lodge issued a set of Permanent Instructions that included: “We require a Pope for ourselves…to march more securely to the storming of the church….” The goal was “the complete annihilation of the Catholicism and even ultimately of Christianity. If Christianity were to revive, even upon the ruins of Rome, it would, a little later revive and live.” (13-14)
POPE LEO XIII In an Encyclical Dec. 8, 1892 Pope Leo XIII identified two Kingdoms. “The one is the kingdom of God on earth, namely, the true Church of Jesus Christ; and those who desire from their heart to be united with it…The other is the kingdom of Satan…those who refuse to obey the divine and eternal law, and who have many aims of their own in contempt of God, and many aims also against God.” Throughout history they have been in conflict. “At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself.”
Ironically, when Leo XIII died in 1903, a Freemason, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla, was almost elected Pope. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria vetoed his appointment in the last moment. . The Illuminists had to wait another 55 years to gain control of the Papacy. When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, a Freemason Cardinal Angello Roncalli, became Pope John XXIII. Predictably, his first act was to begin to remove the element of Divine Revelation from Catholic teaching, and to embrace naturalism, materialism and Communism. These steps were taken at the Ecumenical Council in 1962 and Vatican Two in 1965.
As a result, Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit, predicted the Roman Catholic Church would no longer be recognizable by the year 2000. “There will be no centralized control, no uniformity in teaching, no universality in practice and worship, prayer, sacrifice and priesthood.” (63) POPE PAUL VI Cardinal Giovanni Montini, who succeeded John XXIII as Pope Paul VI in 1963, was also a Freemason and socialist. (In 1944 Pope Pius XII had dismissed him as Vatican Secretary of State for conducting secret negotiations with the Communists. 53) Paul VI revealed his true colors in a speech to the United Nations in 1965: “It is your task here to proclaim the basic rights and duties of Man. You are the interpreters of all that is permanent in human wisdom; we could almost say of its sacred character.” (67)
This repudiation of the church’s spiritual authority was symbolized by Paul’s gift of the Papal Ring and his Pectoral Cross to Secretary General U Thant who sold them at an auction. (71) The United Nations was set up on land donated by the Rockefellers as a front for the elite’s Luciferian dictatorship. Its Charter was based on the Constitution of Soviet Russia and its leaders were Communists. It’s Chapel is dedicated to paganism and run by the Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Trust) which also handles all its publications.
THE BROKEN CROSS Paul VI also embraced a sinister symbol used by Satanists in the Sixth Century, which had been revived by Vatican Two. This was a bent or broken cross on which was displayed a repulsive and distorted figure of Christ. Black magicians and sorcerers in the Middle Ages had used it for occult purposes. It represented the “Mark of the Beast.” Compton:” Yet not only Paul VI but also his successors the two John Pauls carried that object and held it up to be revered by crowds who had not the slightest idea that it stood for the anti Christ.” (72)
Paul VI abolished the anti-Modernist Oath, the Index of forbidden books, and revised the Canon Laws. History and texts written from a predominantly Catholic point of view were re-edited. He encouraged “humanist” theologians like Edward Schillebeeckx who taught that the “the most honest and natural man was one who believed nothing.” (105) In 1976, the Journal Borghese printed a list of 125 top clerics who were Freemasons in contravention of Church law. It included their dates of initiation and secret code names taken from the Italian Register of Secret Societies. Compton prints the list, which includes the heads of Vatican radio and press, Catholic education as well as numerous high officials, Cardinals and Archbishops.
Because Paul VI was Pope, nothing came of it. Sounding very much like the Mason he was, Paul said in 1969: “We are about to witness a greater freedom in the life of the Church…fewer obligations and fewer inward prohibitions. Formal disciplines will be reduced…every form of intolerance will be abolished.” (104) This attitude is explained by reports that from 1936-1950, the future Paul VI was part of a Communist espionage network, a part owner in a chain of brothels and financed erotic films. (110)
POPES JOHN PAUL I AND II Alibino Lucano, the Cardinal of Venice became Pope John Paul I on August 26 1978. He was also a “committed Left-winger” but he may have taken issue with the Vatican’s financial shenanigans because he was dead a month later. There was no autopsy. Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla, succeeded him. Wojtyla is the first non-Italian since 1522, and the only Pope from an Iron Curtain country. Compton notes that while the other Polish Cardinal Wyszynski “never yielded an inch” to the Communists, Wojtyla opposed this attitude and collaborated.
The Abbe de Nantes exclaimed, “We have a Communist Pope.” During the Conclave at which he was elected, Wojtyla read from a book of Marxist principles. In his first Encyclical, he praised Paul VI for having “revealed the true countenance of the Church” and bringing it in step “with the times.” He went so far as to say that opponents of Vatican Two “cannot be considered the faithful.” (172) In a letter Sept 1, 1981 he said, “Christian tradition has never upheld the right of private property as absolute and untouchable.” This contradicts numerous Encyclicals which state that private property is “a necessary incentive to human enterprise” and in accordance with divine wisdom and the laws of nature. Pope Pius XII: “Only private enterprise can provide the head of a family with the healthy freedom it requires to carry out the duties allotted to him by the Creator for the physical, spiritual and religious well being of the family.” (174)
Communism (state ownership) is a facade behind which the bankers and monopoly capitalists will own everything. On Nov. 27, 1983 Pope John Paul II issued a Papal Bull that legalized secret society membership for Roman Catholics. While ostensibly a celibate priest, Compton suggests that Woytyla’s behavior resembled a Bohemian artist. He was involved in theatre in Poland and penned a play about prostitution. Compton reproduces pictures of him when he was a Bishop or Cardinal. He is with a woman and child on a beach. The child is climbing on him. They look very much like a family. In 1960, he published a book “Love and Responsibility” which extolled sexual love and describes both the physiology and psychology of sex. He told an audience of French youth: “Bodily union has always been the strongest language two people can have for each other.”
CONCLUSION Writing from the vantage point of 1981, Compton predicted that the Church’s traditional positions will continue to be watered down. Around the same time, Malachi Martin said, “The Christian church is decaying, has nothing to say and is on the way out.” He added that the other great religions are suffering the same fate and predicted, “A worldwide religion with one structure and institutions,” managed by “one great bureaucracy. And out of that will emerge the ultimate disaster.” I present this material because it is consistent with the emerging picture of an organized Satanic Conspiracy to subvert mankind. Only in this light can we identify the lures of the modern world — consumerism, the mystification of sexual love, and the social engineering associated with feminism, zionism, gay rights, tolerance, diversity — as part of a diabolical process of spiritual, mental and physical enslavement. “Modern” western society appears to be based on this conspiracy against God. Our cultural and political leaders are mostly witting or unwitting accomplices. Eventually we will learn that real freedom lies in obeying God. The alternative is to become Lucifer’s slave. The barbarism of the past century was not an aberration, but a harbinger of the future.
(Revised August 20, 2008) —————————–
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the author of “Cruel Hoax: Feminism and the New World Order.” (www.cruelhoax.ca) His articles can be found at his web site www.henrymakow.com He enjoys receiving your comments, some of which he posts on his site using first names only. email@example.com.
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