Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Gli Anni Bui della Slavia" ["The Dark Years of the Slavia" - book]


 ''....Bend the head of nationalism. Deal more with the questions of the church. I am not object of obedience by my priesthood as it should be due to me. I am forced to communicate to the holy father that I have to deal with my priesthood, which is rebellious and half protestant.....''.

[mons. Margotti addressing the Slovenian priests in Gorizia/Gorica, 1935; see References]

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"....In 1945, Slavia Veneta became again and integral part of Italy. It was included in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The policies of Italianization continued. The existence of a Slovene minority was not recognized and all use of Slovene language was discouraged by the authorities and persecuted by militant nationalist associations. Between 1945 and 1947, Slavia Veneta was a border region with the Communist Bloc, and several para-military organizations were established in the area, which also acted against Slovene culture and minority organizations. The region was listed as a special operational zone of the Operation Gladio, a clandestine NATO "stay-behind" operation in Italy after World War II, intended to counter an eventual Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe. The activists of the Gladio operation were frequently also radical Italian nationalists who were given free hands to terrorize the local Slovene communities.[2].......
 Many of the villages lost more than two thirds of their populations, as Slovenes from Slavia Veneta moved to larger urban areas in Northern Italy, Switzerland and Germany. In May and September 1976, two earthquakes hit the region, provoking a large scale destruction and hundreds of deaths. Political persecution, emigration and natural catastrophes are the reason why the period between 1945 and 1977 has been frequently called by Slovenian authors "The Dark Years of the Slavia Veneta" (Italian: Gli anni bui della Slavia Veneta, Slovene: Mračna leta Benečije).[4]



Text inside red frame at page 175:
"..... In this general context it inserts a secret clerical structure at national level, founded in 1955 in order to front the Communist threat, and familiarly named "Catholic Gladio" whose existence about it was abundantly told by the weekly "Il Sabato" (19/1/1991, pages 19-24). "Financed with American funds and directed by a commando of intrepid Jesuits, with the official avail of the highest levels of the Company of Jesus and by the Italian Episcopal Conference", the structure operated mostly in the center-south Italy. His goal was to mobilize laymen and priests in a capillary work of propaganda in order to unmask the true face of the Communism. "The founding idea was the one indicated by the General of the Jesuits in a letter dated 6 September 1958: 'We have the duty to fight communism for the evil that it brings to the souls...." (it continues below).

 Text inside red frame at page 176:

"........We must learn from the adversary. And as the Communists never cease the work aimed to spread widely and deeply their errors, in a such a way we too must act ["regolarci"], with the goal to make know the truth". In such structure it will be co-opted about thousand priests trained to the "ideological war" against the Communism in the special training courses held by the Catholic experts for the Marxism. This original "priest Gladio" obtained significant successes above all in the occasion of the elections, and in such a way that it is true to say that without their provision "the losses of the democratic parties would have been transformed in a catastrophe and the Red advance would have been overwhelming" ("Il Sabato", 19/11/1991)......".

  Caption of the picture at page 173:

"The hole made by the Carabineers in the sacristy of the Montemaggiore church the 13th November 1995 in order to search the alleged weapons depot of the "Red Gladio".

[notice that USSR and Yugoslavia estinguished at least four years before...]

Caption of the picture at the back cover and appearing also at page 163: 

"The archbishop of Udine, mons. Giuseppe Zaffonato, in pastoral visit in the Natisone valley. Notice the large number of Carabineers escort"

[approx. the picture could have been shot in 1955/1956]

     [for the "Catholic Gladio" of the Jesuits see References]

    The s.c. "Slavia Veneta" is the  county of Italy near the today's border with the republic of Slovenia and historically inahbitated by Slovenian ethnics. It is north  the city of Gorizia [where mons. Margotti held the speech to warn the Slovenian priests] - see Montemaggiore, Masarolis, Cividale del Friuli, Castelmonte on the left picture of the below collage:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The mysterious disappearing of priest Boniface

  ".....I have to deal with my priesthood, which is rebellious and half protestant.....'':

  Thursday, December 15, 2011

"I have to deal with my priesthood, which is rebellious and half protestant".


   Jesuit's Gladio Funded by cardinal Spellman's CIA ("Catholics In Action)...:


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> GLAD THE PRIESTS FINAN ...GLAD THE PRIESTS OF FUNDED BY THE CIAROME - A secret organization ecclesiastical funded directly by the CIA to fight communism in Italy during the war "cold." It is not political fiction, but a structure reserved for clerical really existed in activities in Italy from 1955 to 1963, created and run by the Jesuits with the 'authoritative endorsement of the Italian Episcopal Conference. A real Gladio Church, which for years has trained in anti-Party and pro-Dc ranks of priests, using large funds made available by hidden "American benefactors." The "fruits" of that operation were abundant and productive, says the Catholic weekly Il Sabato responsible for the 'initiative,' ottantaquattrenne Jesuit Antonino Gliozzo. The secret facility, explains the religious, as well as combat the 'advanced communist, has also created a class of priests and intellectuals used in the future to climb the highest levels of the hierarchy and of the' Catholic associations, by CEI to ACLI, all ' Catholic Action. Among the most active young prelates, remember Gliozzo father, the 'priest then Michael Jordan, now a cardinal and archbishop of Naples. This is not the first time that The Sabbath speaks of the 'existence of a "Gladio" ecclesiastical funded by the U.S. government and "blessed" by the top Italian bishops and the Society of Jesus The first revelation was made last January. Now the magazine back on 'subject interviewing the head of the priestly core clandestine, camouflaged behind the name of facade "Study Centre", could count on a secret present in all Italian regions, with local offices in well-branched 124 dioceses, thanks to 'assent of many bishops. The authorship of the 'idea of ​​creating a clandestine anti-arm all' inside of the Italian Church, says father Gliozzo, belongs to Don Luigi Sturzo, the founder of the People's Party. "It was Sturzo in 1955 - reveals the Jesuit - to me the proposal. Then I was involved with assistance and I had also given a helping hand to the DC Sicily. Sturzo told me that the 'American benefactors', worried about the' advance of communism in Italy, they were willing to fund a special plan to deal with the red menace. Americans had turned to Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, who was president of the episcopal conference. Cardinal addressed the benefactors to the Bishop of Agrigento, Monsignor Peruzzo, which made my name as the person most suitable and reliable. " And in fact, father Gliozzo immediately proved to 'height of the situation. Also obtained the 'authorization of' then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the 'Dutch John Jansens, Jesuit put on a "committee" that for three years in the diocese organized courses, seminars and cultural events dedicated to the "danger" communist. In 1958, Gliozzo decided to make the big leap, proposing, said on Saturday, "the Cardinal Siri, the Father General of the Jesuits and the Americans" the creation of an operational center for more specialized, with the task of training more effectively to the priests " verb "anti-communist. L 'idea was immediately accepted, and so in a short time, Father Gliozzo abbe allocated considerable funding, a national home in the new retreat house of the Society of Jesus at "Villa stands" in Frascati and a core operating ten Jesuits, who soon allestirono 125 dioceses in the branches of "Gladio clerical." The local operations centers were placed under the responsibility of priests engaged in full-time, salaried and equipped with car and driver. "The money is not missing," assures father Gliozzo. As for the "American benefactors," the Jesuit said that from '55 to' 63 had frequent "contacts" with Joseph Calderon, an Italian-American lawyer who had been Secretary of Sturzo, during the 'American exile of the founder of the People's Party. Calderon, according to the Jesuit, was a man of the CIA and kept the official contacts between the core ecclesiastical clandestine 's U.S. Embassy in Rome and the United States government. He was also a regular visitor to De Gasperi. "His task - to ensure Gliozzo - was to provide the funds, from U.S. government, for the plans to curb communism in Italy." Each year the Jesuit could count on American funding of 200 million pounds, a sum of all regard for those years. Everything stopped, and suddenly, in the '63, when, without any apparent reason, "American benefactors" blocked the money and the heads of the Italian Church, motivated by the conciliar renewal, put an end to the nucleus illegal.HORATIO of LA ROCCA


 Eminence has saints in heaven?Parish priest in a small village. Then the decisive meetings in Colombo, de Bonis. Patrons of a brilliant career. Time running outby Sandro MagisterWhen the newly ordained priest at St. Archangel Michael Jordan celebrated his first Mass, in 1953, did not know that just a few miles from his hometown an American scholar was reading in advance his fate. The scholar was Edward C. Bainfield. Was quartered at Chiaromonte. And he pulled out a book that epoch. Of the country of Basilicata, renamed Montegrano, made the paradigm of the backwardness of the South. The root of evil, he wrote, is to. Amoral familism. overlooking the shores. Today, almost half a century later, Michele Giordano, Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal. Familism did ascend. Familism has crashed.But for a clergyman's family and family. Especially for those who like Giordano comes from humble beginnings. There is a family of blood, for him as for a good third of the current Italian bishops is rural. And there is the family after elective that was devoted to the Church: the inner circle of teachers and patrons, in things spiritual and material.Of this second Giordano family has never liked to talk. It is the secret of his career. Dazzling. Because when in 1971 Pope Paul VI made him bishop, very few in Italy knew this young clergyman in the Val d'Agri. For six years he had been pastor at Scanzano Jonico on the coast sleepy. In the diocese had occupied catechism and Catholic Action. Before saying Mass he studied in Naples, at the theological faculty of the Jesuits.But already by the Jesuits had been able to get noticed. As a young priest entered a "Research Centre" which was actually the cover name given to a secret anti-financed by the United States: a Catholic Gladio active until 1963, with 125 households in Italy, which turned out names and exploits one of its coordinators, the Jesuit of the "Catholic Civilization" Antonino Gliozzo. Objective of the organization, not only to counteract the danger red, but also raise a class of future leaders of the Church.Above all, however, the young Jordan had a powerful patron, his fellow countryman. Named Emilio Colombo. Today confirmation text:. I met him at the beginning of his priestly mission, lands difficult because of poor land reform .. Even Colombo, from its beginnings, was a stranger. Elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946, Francesco Saverio Nitti so I mocked when he appeared in court:. Pretucolo Here is voted by the Daughters of Mary so chaste .. But it would have been the most immortal of the magnates Democrats: 35 times the government, five years in a row Ministry of Industry, nine years to the Treasury, President of the Council between 1970 and 1972, then Foreign Affairs, President of the European Commission.Colombo was for Jordan much more than a political patron. His spiritual teacher was Don Vincenzo D'Elia, dean of seized power, a Sturzo of Basilicata. And D'Elia was in turn uncle Don Giuseppe De Luca, another priest writer Lucan introdottissimo in the Vatican, Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and trustee of Domenico Tardini, highly esteemed by Pope John XXIII and the great weaver of secret talks with the head of the party communist era, Togliatti, through mutual friend Franco Rhone. In addition, the group also included Bottai father and son, Joseph Bruno, the first former Minister of Education during the fascist period, the second diplomat of the highest career: Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo Foreign Minister and then, until a few months ago, the Italian ambassador to the Holy See.And there's more. As evidence of extremely solid links between Colombo and the heads of the Church, he is still the president of the Institute Toniolo, carefully selected coterie which oversees the Catholic University, 11 members appointed for life, including now the cardinals Carlo Maria Martini and Dionigi Tettamanzi and the head of state, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, another immortal son of the DC and the Church.with the family of chaste dove behind him, Jordan has thus risen from step to step. In 1971 he was auxiliary bishop of Matera. In 1973 Archbishop of Matera and Irsina. Inside the CEI, the Italian Episcopal Conference, does not figure much. In the assembly does not speak hardly ever. But already in the early eighties Pasquale Quaremba, Bishop Luke who ordained as a priest is saying sure Jordan will soon be promoted to Naples and purple. Few believe it. In Cei soar for other applications Naples: that of Antonio Cantisani, which gives a good account of itself in Catanzaro. But to decide is the pope, John Paul II. In 1987, with great surprise the unsuspecting, take left for Jordan.Which is not satisfied. Still fresh promotion would bring in Naples, as auxiliary bishop, another of his influential associates, Donato de Bonis. As he Lucan, same age and same year of commissioning, with a dash of Neapolitan: a vaunted friendship with Eduardo De Filippo. But above all eminence grise of the IOR, Institute for works of religion, the Vatican bank. De Bonis was the number two of the IOR after Paul Marcinkus, over the years the crack of ragweed. Yet after the disaster Marcinkus sent him away, he did not. For a while, 'he learned to float, as defying the laws of physics, before I ended up in prelate by the Knights of Malta. In Naples, as an auxiliary, de Bonis there is in fact gone. But in recent months his meetings with Archbishop Cardinal have infittiti, when one is profiled by the crack of the other family Jordan, that of blood. Consultancy escaped disaster.Apparently poorly applied. . Cardinal Jordan seems rather to apply the descriptions of Gramsci's Southern clergy. Says Pasquale Colella, a judge and a law professor at Naples, director of "The roof," a bimonthly progressive Catholic. . Clergy That which is from the countryside, makes career in the Church and use all the cunning of the peasantry of the South Plus claims to be "legibus solutus" untouchable by the law .. In Naples, Giordano got there its not rich. But he found the fertile banks of the diocese. . In the acts of extraordinary administration, canon law fixed the bishop required the consent of both the diocesan council for economic affairs, and the college of consultors., Remember Davide Venturini, lawyer of the Roman Rota, an expert in canon law. . And also in administrative ordinary, the bishop should ask for the opinion .. In fact, however, often these rules are not observed. And it is the boundary between the personal assets of the bishop and the diocese. A predecessor of Giordano, Cardinal Alfonso Castaldo, reigning in Naples between the fifties and sixties, died without leaving a will. And after his death it was discovered that half of the assets of the diocese had made out to himself. Luckily the brothers and sisters gave up incamerarlo, as it was in their power.When the family, that of blood, asking for help, difficult for a bishop of the South to resist shell out the bag, and even that of his diocese. Until a few decades ago, the whole of the southern clergy lived in the family. . Having the priest in the house was a small fortune by saying: priest in the family, poverty does not seize. Says Maurilio Guasco, a professor in Turin, Laterza author of a scholarly "History of the clergy in Italy." If then the priest became bishop, luck was double. Shut up shut up the Cei, a couple of years, decided to finance with the proceeds of 8 per thousand construction of canonical houses in the South: 23 billion spent in '96, 30 in '97. Remove the priests from the roof of the family is the first step to educate them.With Cardinal Giordano caught, the Vatican is now severe. Has imposed a spokesman expert in canon law and administration, Maurizio Incerpi, lawyer Rota, parachuted there by Lucca. Has put the ribs in a superperito financial and asset management clean, Ermanno Bocchini, magistrate. Familism yes. But at least it is not amoral.collaborated Giuseppe Di Leo__________10/09/1998

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