Diamond bride Mother Angelica’s EWTN acquires Fr. Marcial Maciel’s National Catholic Register: same God and Mammon, same hypocrisy
We had to make a special feature of Mother Angelica on February 04, 2008 see
http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-paul-ii-diamond-bride-mother.html because really, she may be indeed holy but her chapel is adorned, according to her official biographer whom we cited, with 50 million worth of diamonds. “Only the best for Christ” she said. Now we showed in our post how diamonds are blood money as they are harvested from one of the most destitute countries Sierra Leone.
This is precisely the same problem with Mother Angelica and John Paul II and Fr. Marcial Maciel: They believe that the “Word of the Pope is the same as the Word of God” and that to obey the pope , it is enough to be “saved”. But look again, and look deeply what hypocrisy does Mother Angelica has to harness 50 Million worth of diamonds for her chapel and by doing that, she has perpetuated the blood money and theft of dictators in diamond countries like Sierra Leone. So she a few handful nuns, brides of Christ, of the highest “contemplative order” are worshipping Christ in a chapel filled with 50 Million dollars worth of diamonds at the price of thousands of starving and murdered people so they can reach her chapel in Alabama.
And to say that only the Vatican Bank could have arranged all the payment and the safe transportation. Just like only Fr. Marcial Maciel could arranged a 35 billion dollars deposit into the Vatican Bank into the Swiss Banks all owned by the Vatican.
We post some excerpts here:
How many women members of VOTF can afford to wear a one-carat diamond ring or at least a 0.25 carat on their finger…while Mother Angelica has $50 Million worth of diamonds and jewels within her monastery in Alabama? And how many women of VOTF or women in America can afford the time to pray and chant and speak like Mother Angelica? Most of all, how many of the $3 Billion settlement victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, more than 12,000 American boys and girls, can afford and have one minute of safety in Mother Angelica’s secure $250 Million fenced monastery? (And these were the prices of more than 10 and 20 years ago.)
In the movie Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio, based on a true story, the introduction states:
Sierra Leonne, 1999.
Civil war rages for control of the diamond fields.
Thousands have died and millions have become refugees.
None of whom has ever seen a diamond.
In the same year, on December 19, 1999, another television event in America was happening in Alabama at the EWTN Eternal Word Television Network when its founder Mother Angelica inaugurated the Temple of the Eucharist" that holds her diamonds at her monastery...... and her intention was to “overwhelm everybody” – according to her official biography. Mother Angelica's Temple of the Eucharist surpasses the Taj Mahal and imitates the jewels of the Temple of Solomon...and is encrusted with the Blood Diamonds from Sierra Leonne.
Leonardo's character in the movie says : "God has left this place long time ago". And he is so right because Jesus apparently is now living in the Blood Diamond temple of Mother Angelica, his Diamond Bride who houses him - away from Sierra Leone: Mother had ordered that the interior back wall of the tabernacle – home of the monastery’s most precious possession, the Eucharist – be encrusted with diamonds, visible only to the Occupant. Jesus deserved the very best.
EWTN, Alabama, Deceomber 19, 1999
“After spending more than $50 Million and expending countless hours approving and planning every details of the temple, Mother Angelica, like millions around the word, watched its consecration on television.
The Consecration of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament had to be moved to December 19, 1999, due to shipping delay of chapel furnishing from Germany and Spain.
For the public, it was a first time glimpse of the Romanesque-Gothic Temple Mother had talked about for years. Her intention to “overwhelm everybody, should they forget the reality that this is God’s presence – God’s House -” was more than fulfilled.
The camera honed in on the twenty-four-karat-gold-leaf reredos rising like a castle from the chapel’s sanctuary. Behind the altar, the tabernacle: a resplendent cathedral of glittering spires and hand-carved gold arresting the eye. Mother had ordered that the interior back wall of the tabernacle – home of the monastery’s most precious possession, the Eucharist – be encrusted with diamonds, visible only to the Occupant. Jesus deserved the very best. As she viewed the image of her labors on the big screen, Angelica’s mind must have wandered back with satisfaction to her promise made in 1956 to “build God’s monastery in the south.” (Page 292)(Bold emphasis added)
Jesus deserved the very best...from the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army? GET REAL, Mother Angelica! What planet are you living on?
A nun is a Bride of Christ but Mother Angelica is a "Diamond Bride" because of all the diamonds she possesses in Alabama...a sharp contrast to the Mother of Christ who couldn't afford a diamond ring in Nazareth!
In the movie, protesters carried banners that said: "Diamonds equal death"
Therefore, Mother Angelica has death spattered on the walls of her Temple of the Eucharist.
The movie also cites:
"In Janaury 2003, forty nations signed "The Kiberly Process" -- an effort to stem the flow of conflict diamonds.
But ilegal diamonds are still finding their way to market. It is up to the consumer to insist that a diamond is conflict-free."
So, Mother Angelica, are your diamonds "conflict-free" or are they "Diamonds equal death"?
The song of the movie sings:
Everybody want Heaven but nobody wants death.
Everybody wants diamonds without the bloddshed.
Shine on, Shine on, Shine on...
Mother Angelica nd EWTN, shine one, shine on......
Biography Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles, (Doubleday 2005)
Author Raymond Arroyo is about as much of an insider of EWTN and one Mother Angelica's associates as you can get. He is the news director and a lead anchor at EWTN who has been close to Angelica for years. Most interesting in the book is his discussion of her early life in poverty with a highly dependent mother who simply couldn’t get by without her daughter, Rita Rizzo. This created a dysfunctional relationship that would affect both of them for the rest of their lives. Against all the odds, however, she managed to create a massive television network that reaches millions of people all around the world...the EWTN Eternal Word Television Network.
In the official website of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, it says: The Church, all throughout Her existence has spared no expense, neither has She been silent in showing forth her joyful gratitude and profound amazement for so sublime a Gift as the Holy Eucharist. Following this example, our own Mother Angelica has become an instrument in bearing testimony to this reality.(Bold emphasis added)
Indeed, she can afford to spare no expenses because the Church is the wealthiest institution on earth!
EWTN is one of the main (secret) media networks of the Opus Dei that carried LIVE the canonization of their St? Josemaria Escriba in October 2002. An Opus Dei priest regularly preaches and writes for EWTN. Every year EWTN advertise the global and national celebration of Masses with complete list of presiding Bishops and Cardinals held in honor of St? Josemaria in June (which we posted last June 2007)
Mother Angelica is the biggest clue of the Opus Dei Mole in VOTF. The Vice-President candidate who ran to her received this advice:
I consulted with Mother Angelica on this and she said that moles can only be identified by people who have their heads in the dirt. She also said “It’s naughty to slander and the accuser needs to do penance!” Janet Hauter
Interpretation: Mother Angelica says that Paris Arrow can only identify moles because she has dirt in her head...and that she is naughty to slander and needs to do penance!
I've got news for you Mother Angelica, YOU are not qualified to be a member of the VOTF because you are under the payroll of Opus Dei and you are a puppet of the papacy that wants to shut down VOTF. You live in a unreal world so different from us laity and the VOTF. VOTF voice is not the same as yours…and must not be similar to yours. You are a typical preacher of "PRAY, pay, OBEY" and "ASK NO QUESTION". You would be a disastrous adviser to VOTF because you are as VAIN as Benedict XVI who puts on make-up everyday for the television and cameras and dress up pompously to meet world leaders and celebrities. The ONLY advice you will tell us is "Go to confession and do penance" (like you told Janet Hauter about me). You think that confession would have solved the sins of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army crying out to Heaven? Your diamonds-studded Temple of the Eucharist is inutile for the sins of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army and your diamonds are like the jewels of the Temple of Solomon... someday your temple too will crumble with not one stone standing up.
While we are so busy focusing on the assets of Bishops and dioceses, we miss to see that the millionaire palace of Bishops pales in comparison with the eccentricity and ostentatiousness of the Temple of Mother Angelica - who is the loudest voice for the Pope and the church in America. It is amazing how the most religious and famous “holy people” like Mother Angelica and Benedict XVI use the name of God in vain… all in the name of the poor Christ whose Mother Mary couldn’t afford a 0.01 carat diamond ring. GET REAL, MOTHER ANGELICA!
Watch the movie "Blood Diamond" starring Leonardo di Caprio.
Catholic media empire acquires National Catholic Register
The Christian Century
Jan 21, 2011 by Greg Garrison
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) EWTN Global Catholic Network, the Alabama-based international media enterprise founded by Mother Angelica in 1981, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register newspaper.
"I am very pleased and excited that the Register will now be a part of the EWTN family," said Michael P. Warsaw, the Network's president and chief executive officer.
Warsaw said EWTN will provide "the stability that the Register needs at this time" and "give it a platform for its growth in the years ahead" after being run by the scandal-scarred Legionaries of Christ.
Under the terms of the transaction, no cash will be exchanged between the parties. EWTN will take over the ongoing operational expenses of the Register and will assume the paper's future subscription liabilities.
EWTN will take full control of the newspaper on Feb. 1, according to a story on the newspaper's website. The story quoted a newspaper official saying that "Due in part to the fallout from revelations regarding the congregation's founder, the Legion of Christ did not have the resources to bring the previous turnaround efforts to fruition."
Last year, the Vatican denounced Legion founder Marcial Maciel Degollado, who died in 2008, as "immoral" after allegations that he molested as many as 20 teen recruits and was supporting a secret mistress and children with ministry funds. The Legion of Christ took over the newspaper in 1995.
The acquisition of the Register is the latest in EWTN's efforts to expand its news presence in the global Catholic digital and multimedia market. In 2010, EWTN entered into a partnership with the Catholic News Agency, a Denver-based independent Catholic news media outlet with bureaus in North and South America and Europe.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, which operates in 140 countries, transmits nine separate television channels in several languages. It also operates multiple radio services including a network of hundreds of AM and FM stations, a Sirius satellite radio channel, and a global shortwave radio service. The National Catholic Register grew out of Denver's Catholic Register, which began on Aug. 11, 1905, with the first national edition appearing in 1927.