Hello dear Reverend Manchester! Today, as I found your blog, I decided to salute you and give you my best wishes. Also, at the same time, I would like to ask you if you think that there are still some vampiric activities going on at the present time (at one place or another on this earth) and if so, if you also believe that vampirism will be a plague that will follow human kind until the end of times? — Hans Verschelden
We must be careful how we define "vampiric activity," but so long as we understand it to mean predatory demonic interference then, of course, such darkness still prevails in the world, and, yes, I believe it to be a demonic contagion which will be with us until the final days of man and will almost certainly magnify as worldly events worsen.
Two years ago, I decided to start a baccalaureate degree in theology in a University located in Montreal, Canada (I live in Montreal). Unfortunately now, I cannot even tell you how much I am disappointed and disillusioned by what is taught today in theology departments. For example (believe it or not, but I swear it is true), today, in the faculties of theology, they deny the existence of Satan and all of the demons as well (yes, you read right). In fact, during the last term (I dropped from the baccalaureate since and so, i am not studying anymore), a friend of mine raised the problem of evil and of the existence of demons during a given lesson. The teacher (a man holding a doctorate in theology), then answered him (while laughing...), that demons were only inventions of men and that they simply do not exist. I really wonder what Rome would think of such theological teachings which deny the existence of demons? And I even wonder more about how is it that Rome does not know about such innommable teachings by its .... theologians ...??? And (even worse), if Rome is in fact aware of such teachings, how is it that they tolerate them? Aren't they responsible for the faithful? I just cannot believe what is taught there! And so, because of that (what better reason can I have), I do not want to be a part of that Church anymore, a church which even denies the teachings of Christ concerning demons (I cannot believe I am writing this). Dear Bishop Manchester, I told you about this story of mine because I read that you are presiding over the traditional Old Catholic Church in England. So, I would be very grateful to you, if you could tell me if there is a branch of your Church in Canada (as I certainly know that the Church you are presiding is faithful to Christ's teachings). Wishing you all the best. A very disappointed believer. — Hans Verschelden
Our jursidiction does not extend beyond the confines of the British Isles and, whilst a pure branch of Christianity and, moreover, part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolc Church, we are relatively small in number by comparison to the major denominations. It is generally believed by most traditionalists that the Church of Rome was infiltrated at seminary level by those on the Left-hand Path after the Second World War, and that part of the mission of the infiltrators was to introduce heresies such as you outline. Under the guise of liberalism and modernism, this new "theology" barely accepts anything that Christians held doctrinally to be true for two thousand years. The works of the late Fr Malachi Martin (23 July 1921 – 27 July 1999) support this view. He was professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute, and held three doctorates. He was also the sole author of sixteen books covering religious and geopolitical topics, which were published in eight languages, as well as writing additional books under nom de plumes and in collaboration with others. Fr Martin spoke at least ten languages. He had first made explicit reference to a diabolical rite held in Rome in his 1990 non-fiction best-seller about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, in which he wrote:
"Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops’ chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the ‘superforce.’ Rumours, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI’s reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to ‘the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary’ . . . an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic paedophilia — rites and practices — was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic paedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel’s rites."
These allegations have largely gone unnoticed, possibly because Fr Martin was so careful in his descriptive passages that he might even have been referring to the coronation of Pope Paul VI. But he revealed much more about this alleged ritual in one of his last works, Windswept House: A Vatican Novel (1996). In this story, he vividly described a diabolical ceremony called “The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer” supposedly held in St Paul’s Chapel within the Vatican, but linked with concurrent satanic rites in the United States, on 29 June 1963, barely a week after the election of Paul VI. In this novel, before he dies, a pope leaves a secret account of the situation on his desk for the next occupant of the throne of Peter, a thinly-disguised John Paul II. According to The New American, Fr Martin confirmed that the ceremony did indeed occur as he had described. “Oh yes, it is true; very much so,” the magazine reported he said. “But the only way I could put that down into print is in novelistic form.”
Windswept House is a sweeping novel, set on the grand global stage and the unfolding of the next stage of civilisation, the ominously-named New World Order. It tackles head on a number of heavy issues from abortion to the Third Secret of Fatima, but the essential message seems to be that Satanists lurk in the shadows, from the heart of the Vatican down to the local parishes; manipulating those fooled by the false spirit of Vatican II. They are doing everything in their power to subvert the Roman Catholic Church, while Pope John Paul II, intent on his geopolitical millennial end game, fiddles about, waiting for a sign from the Blessed Virgin while the Church literally falls apart around him. In Windswept House, Fr Martin was quite explicit about the conditions in the Vatican, opening the novel with the above-mentioned satanic ritual. In it, Satan was formally enthroned in the Vatican in the Chapel of St Paul (by all reports a dark and appropriately eerie place). The ceremony was co-ordinated via telephone with another simultaneous rite in South Carolina. (This could be a reference to the claims of “Leo Taxil” who wrote spurious exposés of the Masons and fallen priests as devil-worshippers in the 19th century. He, too, claimed South Carolina — Charleston, to be exact — was a satanic headquarters. This was the hometown of Albert Pike, the only Confederate general memorialised in Washington, DC, who reformed the Scottish Rite and was indeed a self-confessed Luciferian.) As first set forth in Decline and Fall, Fr Martin saw this diablolical compromise as permitting the world’s wickedness to corrupt the Church by exposing it to the temptation of temporal power, though he had made no mention of a pact with the Masons in that earlier book. Though he used transparent psuedonyms, he made it obvious that he regarded John XXIII as a holy dupe and Paul VI, whom he did not like, as an even greater dupe, but a far less spiritual one. Fr Martin regarded the Ecumenical Council as having been virtually taken over by modernist heretics and Soviet puppets. By the accession of John Paul I to the throne of Peter, one of his characters estimated that in effect, half the bishops in the US were in schism, and a third in heresy. (Other sources have confirmed this is indeed a Curial view).
The ultimate villians in Vatican are not corrupt bankers nor priests, nor even Communists, but a force he called the “Universal Assembly” — a Masonic conspiracy of Western plutocrats, undoubtedly the Illuminati. Although other writers have alleged Curial members belonged to the Masons, Fr Martin actually accused Paul VI of being a Masonic Lodge member. Freemasonry and the Catholic Church, of course, have had a long history of antipathy.
Dear Bishop Manchester, thank you very much for your fast and detailed answers concerning both of my messages. Be sure, that they are very appreciated. What you are saying concerning Rome being infiltrated is certainly exact. In fact, what other reason could explain why such teachings occured (and are tolerated) in all theology faculties? Today (as you wrote that your jurisdiction does not extend beyond England), I made a google search regarding diverse Old Catholic Churches organisations inside Canada but, unfortunately, I lack any informations about their "credentials" and "philosophy" (in short, I dont know about their theological beliefs). I found some links about "Old Catholic Church." Are these Churches similar to the one you are presiding over (I mean in terms of beliefs and philosophy)? Or even better (and easier): is it possible for a person from a foreign country (in my case, Canada) to become a member of the Church you are presiding? Once again, I thank you very much for your time and advices. Kind Regards. — Hans Verschelden
The majority of jursidictions such as you identify (I have omitted the links from your response) are modernist and liberal. Indeed, the original Dutch Old Catholic Church is now Protestant, and not remotely Catholic. I would go so far as to say that many so-named churches are among the worst examples of heresy with their priestesses, bishopesses and same sex "marriages" etc. There are a few, however, who strive to hold fast to traditional teachings and doctrinal integrity. Looking for them, needless to say, is like searching for a needle in a haystack. We are today awash with heresy, perversion and the outright diabolical. This is what originally led me from the Roman fold to become primate of an autocepahlous jurisdiction. Yet it is a difficult path with much to struggle against; though for some it is the only way forward. That notwisthstanding, as a church is not a building, but rather a place where Christians meet in communion at Our Lord's table, it is somewhat difficult to see how membership from a distance of thousands of miles can be anything more than nominal..