Argo &“saint” John Paul II are make-believe legends of Hollywood and the Vatican, the twin cities that “lie for a living”

Updated January 12, 2014

Argo producer and actor Ben Affleck has released Argo Extended Edition with a nine additional minutes of footage of the movie plus a brand-new bonus feature Argo Declassified (last December 2, 2013 just in time for Christmas sales).  What difference does 9 minutes make?  It’s still fiction.  Nine minutes more fiction…It’s fiction because the movie did not give just credit to the Canadians – and the escape sequence was concocted according to movie analyses (see news updates below).  

Hollywood and the Vatican are twin cities that “lie for a living” through fiction-based spectacles, Emperor’s Clothes costumes and media Pied Pipers.  

Since we are talking about the ‘power of Hollywood fiction’ here, we’d like to present an article entitled “Why Does Hollywood Celebrate Fraudsters Who Rip Us Off?” – it’s a good analysis about movies like `’The Wolf of Wall Street’ thathave one message - “Take the money and run” – and howMartin Scorsese bamboozles the audience into cheering a morally repugnant man --- which is exactly  the modus operandi of the Opus Dei PR stunt army in bamboozling Catholics into loud Francis-maniacs at the Vatican St. Peter’s Square.  Read our related article, Vatican Bank closes thousand accounts/criminal transactions BURNT to leave no trail of crimes further/future investigations...drowned by loud Francis-maniacs at St. Peter’s Square

In the same article of “Why Does Hollywood Celebrate Fraudsters Who Rip Us Off?”, a real victim of `’The Wolf of Wall Street’ wrote to Scorsese, “This kind of behavior brought America to its knees. And yet you’re glorifying it”…likewise, Pope Francis will canonise and glorify John Paul II who presided for 27 years over six thousands pedophile priests with more than 15,750 victims in the USA (five times more than the victims of 9/11) and additional victims in Australia, Europe, South America, Africa and Canada - thatbrought the Catholic Church to its knees - which have caused the exodus of millions of Catholics to become Pentecostals and Evangelists, and literally hundreds of churches worldwide had to be closed and sold, see those of Montreal Catholic churches turned into condominiums, circus schools, theatres and spa 

Pope Francis has announced the canonization of fictitious “saint” John Paul II and the Vatican is preparing for the largest crowd at St. Peter’s Square in April, 2014, on the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday, the same feast day that, according to experts, he was possibly euthanized, read here     It’s amazing  how Hollywood and Vatican “fiction” can brainwash people into buying  feel-good hoax especially “saint” John Paul II -- the Holy Father of Lies, read our latest article on why children must call “Father” only their legitimate biological fathers or adoptive fathers, and why the media must abolish the title “Father” from priests and popes

 “Take the money and run” is exactly the modus operandi of the Opus Dei, the Hollywood producer of the papacy that bamboozle Catholics into becoming loud Francis-maniacs at St. Peter’s Square -- so that the thousands of accounts of millionaire/billionaire investors of the scandal infested Vatican Bank can close their accounts frenziedly and take their money and run to Switzerland to secret Vatican Swiss Banks…imagine those decades age old Vatican & Nazi criminal records transactions (wealth stolen from Jews) have been frantically closed so that no future investigations would be possible…Behold, the ruse Jesuit Black/White Pope  combined is the worst Devil in white clothing in black shoes, Pope Francis is the worst pope of them all!!! read our related article - Vatican Bank closes thousand accounts/criminal transactions BURNT to leave no trail of crimes further/future investigations...drowned by loud Francis-maniacs at St. Peter’s Square
“Take the money and run” is also the modus operandi of the Vatican Mammon Beast through the Vatican Concordats – which were shrewdly written by the Jesuits who run the Vatican and all Catholic missions worldwide as the largest religious congregations for over 450 years since the 15th century, read here about the Jesuit Black Pope The royal-born  soldier Ignatius turned the Papacy into the most powerful monarchy in the world.  St. Ignatius dictum - that if the Pope says 'it's black even if we see clearly that it's white, we follow the pope no matter what' -- this brainwashed all Catholics to obey blindly the Pope, read our related article here  But the 21st Century shall dethrone the Jesuits, Popes and all priests as all Catholics shall wake up to the HOAX of the EUCHARIST and false cloning and sorcery of Christ! 

That was before the fascist Spanish peasant born Josemaria Escriva founded the demonic Opus Dei took over the Vatican in the latter part of the 20th century wherein they orchestrated the longest Hollywood-style papacy of John Paul II, hence he is Opus Dei’s Frankenstein pope creation, with no heart of compassion and no compunction for thousands of victims of his JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army named aptly after him who said nothing and did nothing during his Hollywood rock-star globetrotting years.  The Opus Dei are the modern day Pharisees whom Christ condemns as “white-washed sepulchres” as they dress well, live only in million dollar houses and pray robotically the Rosary that could not defeat the JP2 Army, read more here   

The Jesuits and the Opus Dei combined are now trying to salvage the Vatican Titanic sunken deep in the ocean of moral bankruptcy…and Catholics will soon wake up to the reality that they are not the Mystical Body but rather the MYTHical BODY of Christ in theHOAX of the Eucharist – for Popes and priests cannot clone an antor a cat and therefore they cannot clone Jesus Christ either, see images and explanation below!   Read more here
Hollywood has endless material from its twin city Vatican to make blockbusters movies greater than the Da Vinci Code – we recommend the most recent - the highest ranking pedophile priest ever reported (last August 2013) the Papal Nuncio in the Dominican Republic – alive and real - read his story and compilation of news in our related article, Abolition of Vatican Concordat in the Dominican Republic

The Pope before the (not mysticalMYTHical Body of Christ  
equals = Francis-maniacs who cover-up Pope Crimes and Vatican Evils

Since the 15th century when Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits, all religious orders have been “guided” or brainwashed by the Jesuits: the Carmelites, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, even the Opus Dei’s founder Josemaria Escriva were all influenced by Jesuits.   The Jesuits brainwashed all religious congregations with their Ignatian spirituality and Jesuits invented the successful brainwashing strategy to make Catholics “pray, pay, obey” robots and fooled them Heaven’s real estate if they sent their wealth to the Vatican Bank Mammon Beast!  Most of all, thanks to thousands of Jesuit missionaries, the Vatican Concordats usurp billions of dollars from each of the 175 countries, read about them the thousands of Jesuits here

Since the latter half of the 20th century during longest 27 years papacy of John Paul II until today, the Opus Dei PR stunt army alsobamboozles Catholics into cheering morally repugnant men especially their own criminal Opus Dei Bishop Finn, Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston, John Paul II, Benedict XVI-Ratzinger, all the Popes, Cardinals and Bishops and Monsignors who covered-up pedophile priests especially in the USA and Vatican Catholic dioceses and churches worldwide.   History has proven that Opus Dei does not give a shit about children and women - which is what makes them demonic Pharisees – epitomized with “saint” John Paul II who had neither compassion nor compunction to the victims of 80 pedophile priests in Boston whom Cardinal Bernard Law aided and abetted and to victims of Father Marcial Maciel, hence they are his evil Achilles Heels, read more here !  

For the most knowledgeable pope who wrote the most books and speeches, the Opus Dei is now invoking ignorance that John Paul II did not know about Father Marcial Maciel, read our related article - John Paul II the Holy Father of Lies!   The Opus Dei are the worst liars of all times and the hoax and magic of the Eucharist make them “feel-good” about Pope Crimes and Vatican Evils that they are so obsessed to cover-up…especially the delusion of John Paul II “the Great” – that all priests must now quote as the official interpretation of the Bible.  At least the Jesuits have some charity works like the Jesuit Refugee Service, but the Opus Dei live in the lap of luxury as they judge down on the laity who are not their members and they ridicule them as “lost sheep” bound for Hell.  Well, Christ has news – and only condemnation - for those Pharisees Opus Dei!

“Take the money and run” is the Modus Operandi of  the Opus Dei PR stunt army transforming Catholics into loud robotic Francis-maniacs at the Vatican, the twin city of Hollywood when it comes to brainwashing throngs of people, read more in FRANCIS UPDATES:  John Allen and Vatican Pied Pipers toot Francis-mania

Read the Vatican Billions assets here

HOAX & SORCERY of Eucharist

The “Holy Father“ Pope and his copy-cat “holy fathers” priests cannot clone sheep and they cannot clone Christ either, read our related article
Argo did not give enough credit and did not do justice to the Canadians who helped the Americans escape Iran and likewise, John Paul II also did not do justice to hundreds of thousands of Catholics children sodomized in Biblical Proportion by his JP2 Army–John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army named aptly after him who had 27 years longest papacy but he said nothing and did nothing to protect children as he trotted around the globe – in Hollywood rock-star style -- obsessed only with his narcissistic legacy as John Paul II “the Great”.  Opus Dei runs the papacy exactly with Hollywood deceit production – they did it for John Paul II, Benedict XVI and now Pope Francis. Read our related article, Opus Dei Mafia    

The Opus Dei PR stunt army makes Catholics “Pay, Pray, Obey”   robots – the Vatican version of Hollywood’s “Take the money and run”.  The “feel-good” strategy of Opus Dei PR media stunt army make Catholics heartless and without compassion towards 15, 750 plus victims in the USA of the JP2 Army John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army named aptly the pope Opus Dei controlled for 27 years the longest papacy ever.  And Opus Dei said nothing and did nothing to protect children as they controlled John Paul II trotting around the globe obsessed only with his narcissistic legacy as John Paul II “the Great”.  15, 750 victims of JP2 Army = that’s 5 times more than victims of 9/11…wake up stupid American Catholics!  And now Opus Dei (who thinks they can fool the world with history by manipulating history - says John Paul II knew nothing about them, read our related article, John Paul II the Holy Father of Lies

The Opus Dei PR stunt army bamboozles Catholics into cheering morally repugnant Popes, Cardinals, Bishops and Monsignors – John Paul II, Benedict XVI-Ratzinger, Cardinal Bernard Law, Cardinal Mahony, Bishop Finn, Monsignor Lynn to name a few -- who covered-up pedophile priests.  And they continue to receive Holy Communion from these Merlin wizard priests and popes who cannot clone an ant, cannot clone a cat or dog and therefore they cannot clone Jesus Christ either, read more below and see photos of Eucharist SORCERY worse than Harry Potter magic!!

And now stupid robotic Catholics will even venerate more and give their hard-earned money to the new “saint” John Paul II “the Great” -- which will rub salt on victims wounds as they chant “JP2, we love you” to the Vatican Catholic Church’s greatest Golden Cow whose statues are all over the world, read about his statues here NCAA & Penn State more moral than Vatican. Sports is more moral than John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy

John Paul II is the fastest tracking saint yet in his lifetime he had neither compassion nor compunction for thousands of children who called him “Holy Father” – while they were being sodomized by JP2 pedophile priests --  which is why we call on the media to obliterate the title “father” from priests and “Holy Father” from Popes, read our article, “John Paul II the Holy father of lies

Catholics are also stupid to be cheering on Pope Franciswhose invisible Modus Operandi is also Take the money and run especially for the thousands of millionaires and billionaires account holders of the Vatican Bank that were frenziedly transferred to secret Vatican Swiss Banks – drowned out by loud hundreds of thousands Catholic FRANCIS MANIACS at St. Peter’s Square  read our related article, “Vatican Bank closes thousand accounts/criminal transactions burnt   
Like a savvy Vatican Pied Piper, Pope Francis preaches about the “church of the poor” and uses children and the poor for his political photo-ops so as to bamboozle Catholics into a “feel-good” hype like the Pied Piper of Hamelin but actually he’s leading them into a cave of perpetual deception of the Vatican Titanic buried deep in the ocean of moral bankruptcy, read our related article here

Catholics are so idiotic as not to see what Pope Francis is doing toTake the money and run” – by protecting the billions of Vatican assets to not pay compensations to victims of thousands of pedophile priests worldwide -- by rebuffing the United Nations by using his Jesuitical deceitful flare -- that the Vatican is not responsible for Catholic churches worldwide.  Forbes again with its delusion of world’s Most Powerful People listed Pope Francis as the 4th – but he is saying to the United Nations that he has no power over all Catholic Churches worldwide.   

The Opus Dei PR media stunt army stink from the Devil’s Asshole because the Opus Dei is the Devil’s official Asshole especially in how they manipulate the media using Christ’s brand to Take the money and run to secret Vatican Swiss Banks managed by Swiss Guard Army elites – who have spent at least 3 years at the Vatican and thus sealing their perpetual allegiance to the Vatican Mammon Beast and its vicar the pope.

As Opus Dei controlled the 27 years fiasco of Frankenstein Pope John Paul II, so now they also control the new Jesuit elephant pope Francis.  Elephants are supposed to be one of the biggest and strongest animal but they are tamed to obey a little stick… just like the Jesuits are supposed to be the largest religious group (17,287 in 2013) but are manipulated by the small Opus Dei fascist elite (2,000 estimate in 2005 ).  The Opus Dei is the Devil’s Asshole at the Vatican hence the Devil’s Bowels smell like roses at the Vatican, read our article here
The Devil tempted Jesus in the desert, “Worship me and I’ll give you the kingdom of the earth” and so the Opus Dei worship the Devil that is why they have the kingdom of the Vatican and all its wealth and the Vatican Concordats that usurp billions of dollars from poor countries already buried in debt, read our related article here
And most all, Catholics worldwide who are so FRANCIS-MANIACS are burying further their own poor countries into deeper poverty and debbecause as they chant on blindly on “how fun” Pope Francis is as they are blinded by his political photo-ops with the poor and the sick, they are preventing their own governments into abolishing the Vatican Concordats, read more here

Catholics should learn from this article, Why Does Hollywood Celebrate Fraudsters Who Rip Us Off?” because that is what the Vatican is doing to the 175 countries – ripping them off of billions of dollars annually via the Vatican Concordats.   especially on how Hollywood and Vatican bamboozle the audience into cheering a morally repugnant man – like Pope John Paul II who covered up thousands of his named aptly JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, Pope Francis closing thousands of accounts of the Vatican Bank to avoid further and future investigations of criminal transactions, Cardinal Bernard Lawand all Cardinals and Bishops who covered-up pedophile priests, especially Opus Dei Bishop Finn and Los Angeles Cardinal Mahony and Governor Jerry Brown, read more here  
Margot Robbie, who plays the wife of hard-partying stock swindler Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, explains in an interview how Martin Scorsese bamboozles the audience into cheering a morally repugnant man:

“Often, you know, the protagonist, the hero of the story is a bad guy, but you’re on his side the whole wayAnd everyone else, too, like, they’re not really technically portrayed as good people in the film, but you’re still on their side. They’re breaking the law and you want them to get away with it. It’s kind of amazing that he can position the audience to feel that way about characters who are blatantly doing horrible thingsIt’s great though. It’s fun!(COMMENT: Catholics also make criminal Opus Dei Bishop Finn get away with the law -- It’s great though. It’s fun!  Monsignor Lynn got away with the law, Cardinal Mahony got away with the law, most of all John Paul II got away with the law by canonizing him a saint when he said nothing and did nothing to protect children from thousands of pedophile priests during his longest papacy reign, hence they are aptly named after him as JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army

For three hours, Belfort, portrayed with manic intensity by Leonardo DiCaprio, lies, humps and snorts his way through a binge of fraud and frolic that would make Gordon Gekko, and possibly a few Roman emperors, blush. Belfort starts out hustling penny stocks, selling “garbage to garbage men,” but quickly works his way up from screwing over poor people to ripping off wealthy investors, using the proceeds to hire truckloads of hookers and dwarves used for target practice at office parties (seriously!).

Not everyone was amused. In an open letter to Scorsese and DiCaprio, Christina McDowell, the daughter of one of Belfort’s partners in crime, describes the emotional pain and financial ruin she suffered as a teen when the dad she believed in turned out to be a crook. She doesn’t mince words about the treatment of the Belfort saga in the film:

“So here’s the deal. You people are dangerousYour film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandalsWe want to get lost in what? These phony financiers’ fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truth. This kind of behavior brought America to its knees. And yet you’re glorifying itliberals

She’s got a point. Why does Hollywood celebratefinancial fraudsters when just about the entire country has been victimized by them?
Read also analysis of the movie “Assault on Wall Street” that preaches Revolution and Why Hollywood Lefties want to bury this movie

The Hague is above Pope, Vatican, Religion. The Hague must prosecute Benedict XVI now to prove secular International Justice reigns over ALL Religions and Despots

"USA ambassador to Vatican - for what exactly? “Pray” with the pope in one office, in one basilica that equals “one country”?
Pope Francis Top 10 Vatican Deceits. Francis cloned @3.13.13 inside Vatican Titanic as Jesuit Mask of Vatican Evils. “Bergoglio. Basura. Vos sos la dictadura.” 

If you live in Los Angeles, or elsewhere in the USA or in the world, and are planning a “pilgrimage” to the Oratory of St. Joseph or flying to the Vatican, DON'T GO and instead ponder on donating that money to the Red Cross or your local charity - or sponsor a poor student and pay for his or her school supplies and school lunch for a year, or feed a homeless person for a year at McDonald's prepaid by you,  instead of flying to Montreal to see the Oratory or the Vatican Mammon Beast - and God will listen more to your prayers in your act of mercy which is better than feeding the Vatican Mammon Beast or St. Joseph Oratory Mammon Beast copying the Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy.
Opus Dei Goliath-bully Bill want to propagate Catholic Medieval Doctrine that all crimes of JP2 Army of pedophile priests are already forgiven and forgotten under the Sacrament of Confession that protects criminals and persecutes their victims, read here

Sacrament of Confession protects criminals and persecutes their victims
Vatican bank Bishop∕accountant caught money laundering €20M and it surpasses the Da Vinci Code intrigue. Vatican greedy Mammon never sleeps and never stops

“I’m sure there are many nice and good Legionaries. Most of them were the victims of a con artist and obviously sought and seek to serve God. But the robot he built is, I think, unsalvageable and needs to be destroyed because it will continue to use its members as human shields for grave evil since that’s what Maciel built the robot to do. The members need to be freed from this evil organization and go find something to do in some other apostolate that is ordered toward God and not toward defending its evil founder. Organizations, like computers, don’t do what we want them to do. They do what they are designed to do. The Legionaries were carefully and deliberately designed by an evil monster to facilitate and cover up his monstrous crimes and that organization continues to do what he built it to do, despite the best intentions of the rank and file good folk who joined it for entirely pious reasons and who continue to this day to try to serve Christ with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Theorganization is, in fact, designed to act as a drag on that and diverty all that energy toward defending the ghost of its evil founder.”(Emphases ours, see full article below)

Rome sounds romantic…

Vatican sounds evil, violent, vulgar, voracious… 

Secular democratic Rome is NOT theocratic totalitarian Vatican

Secularism has no god and no religion.  Secularism is the self-proclaimed number one enemy of Vatican Last Tsar Benedict XVI-Ratzinger; therefore, he must stop latching onto secular Rome and stop calling Catholics as “’Roman’ Catholics”. Read more here -  Vatican Last Tsar Benedict XVI resigns as Vatican Pontiff of Vatican Catholic Church. It’s deceitful to say “Roman Pontiff” of “Roman Catholic Church”

As the truth and reality has unfolded before our eyes, only secular judges and secular lawyers have been able to render some justice to victims of the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army  , read here about the secular judge of Los Angeles who ordered the release of all Los Angeles files that Cardinal Mahony and Opus Dei Archbishop Gomez fought for years to keep secret

Even if the Vatican has some history with ancient Rome, it does not give Catholics the right to go on using Rome’s name because Rome is now a secular city.  Microsoft also has employees and billions of people users and owns properties in many countries, but that doesn’t make Microsoft a country.  To keep calling the 1.2 billion Catholic people spread worldwide with the old word “Roman Catholic” is to perpetuate Vatican Deceits of the Vatican Billions  .

Even if the Vatican own most properties in Rome, those are economic properties and not religious properties - which is why the secular government of Italy, starting in 2013, will make the Vatican pay taxes for their properties in Rome and Italy, raking in more than 600 million Euros to 2.2 billion Euros.  It was the evil Mussolini who gave the Vatican its status as a “country”

… Mussolini is dead and it is time to end his legacy of the Vatican as a “country”.

Read here Mussolini’s billions owned and managed by the Vatican

Synod of Bishops & New Evangelization...or New Marketing of Old Vatican Deceits. Why Vatican must end as a “country” . Christ the Vatican Slave! Australia JP2 Army!

Vatican Deceits

The truthful way is to call Catholics as “Vatican Catholics” of the “Vatican Catholic Church”. 
The Vatican Deceit way is to keep calling them “Roman Catholics “of the “Roman Catholic Church”.  Roman Catholic was the traditional way but Catholic traditions are very deceitful such as their tradition of  Latin as a “holy language” even if Christ never uttered one word of Latin, read here Latin is not a mother tongue and therefore cannot be the “official language” of the Vatican. Why must the Vatican Bank be above all banks?

Christ never wore red shoes, never wore white robes, read here 

Most of all, Christ never lived in a palace, read here how the Vatican transformed Christ into the Vatican Mammon Beast in the history of the Vatican Billions, the most important history every Catholic must read

The Vatican is no longer the Barque of St.. Peter

Vatican desperately cling on to Rome

The Vatican Deceit way is to keep latching on to Rome for some flair deception to its name, a violent and evil name as in the Vatican Terror on Galileo, Vatican Terror on Women  and children

There are only two places to visit inside the Vatican, the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica, therefore, the smallest country Vatican has to cling-on to Rome for tourism and monetary purposes.

The Vatican is the most evil and most violent power in the world hiding behind the masks of Jesus and His mother Ave Maria, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and under the word “holiness” like the letter of Archbishop Gomez for Lent, “A Time for Holiness”, see news below.  Read how John Paul II betrayed Totus Tuus Marie

The Vatican has deceitful ways of making people forget Pope Crimes and Vatican Evils  and one of its worst Vatican Deceits is the $27 million Catholic League’s president Bill Donohue who’s the most brutal Vatican Goliath-bully that seek to silence everyone who expose Pope crimes, Cardinal and Bishops’ crimes and Vatican Evils anywhere in the U.S. - read more Goliath Bill Donohue, Catholic League, Bishop Myer

The Vatican has deceitful ways of making people forget Pope Crimes and Vatican Evils centuries after centuries via the Sacrament of Confession protects criminals and persecutes their victims

and through the panacea of “holiness”, and most of all, via the Magic of the Eucharist, read here

 July 2013

In Argo the Oscars Best Picture movie, Ben Affleck goes tofictional producer Lester Siegel (played by Alan Arkin who won Best Supporting Actor) who makes this statement (which is ironically true):   You want to set up a movie in one week.  You want to lie to Hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living…

Argo and John Paul II are products of Hollywood and Vatican lies, lies, and lies.  “Saint” John Paul II is the biggest Catholic farce. Argo and John Paul II share one thing in common:  they are made-up, mythical and fallacious legends.  Hollywood and the Vatican are identical power cities that “lie for a living” through costumes and spectacle ceremonies.  The Vatican lies best through spectacles at St. Peter’s Square and Basilica and in all Catholic churches while Hollywood lies in all cinemas and television, the Oscars, Golden Globe, Hollywood Walk of Fame, red carpets, etc.  Hollywood lies best through its made-up interpretations of people and events in movies like Argo, while the Vatican lies best through papal ruse and manipulation of dead people as “saints” like John Paul II who’ll be the greatest papal myth.   

John Paul II papal farted at us Bostonians by promoting Cardinal Bernard Law to Rome after we forced him to resign as Archbishop of Boston when he admitted to aiding and abetting 80 pedophile priests.  And now his perfect papal clone (bigger papal butt) the Jesuit pope, Pope Francis is now also papal farting at thousands of children worldwide - who were sodomized and ruined forever by the JP2 Army – even as Australia wakes up - to the reality of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.  When it comes to lies and deception, the Vatican surpasses Hollywood.    

The Vatican Titanic is sunk deep in the ocean of moral bankruptcy and the Devil couldn’t dress as an angel better than hypocrite Pope Francis in white papal robe and black shoes, read our related article,Pope Francis Top 10 Vatican Deceits. Francis cloned @3.13.13 inside Vatican Titanic as Jesuit Mask of Vatican Evils. “Bergoglio. Basura. Vos sos la dictadura.” .  The Devil’s Bowels smell like roses at the Vatican  The JP2 Army are like the Nazis – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army are all born out of the Devil’s Bowels, read more here  "Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children"

Argo the movie and John Paul II the Saint share one thing in common:  they are awarded despite their inbuilt deception.   Argo won the Oscars’ Best Picture of the year and John Paul II wins as the fastest tracking saint of the 21st century.  Argo and John Paul II are of a parallel universe of falsehoodand Hollywood and the Vatican award them and sell them massively.  They are both “based on a true story” but Hollywood and the Vatican depictions of them are all fiction, deception, denials and lies.  Just put an A-list actor or canonize an A-list pope and you keep people fooled forever.  Unfortunately, because people “need gods greater than themselves”, they buy into these A-list celebrities and are entertained perpetually by their make-believe costumes and spectacular press and media releases.  In their thirst for God, people, especially stupid Catholics, are willing to spend billions of dollars to buy into these Hollywood and Vatican lies, which is why the Vatican is the wealthiest institution on earth because of the Biggest Lie of the Eucharist and the dailycounterfeit reincarnation of Jesus Christ, read more here,"Wealth of Vatican Billions: its history, sources, and assets today worldwide. BOYCOTT the Vatican Museum and boycott ALL donations to the Vatican Catholic Church Reign of Terror"

There are very few vocations to the priesthood in this generation because young men can no longer buy into the Vatican’s greatest lie that priests have the power to instantly clone the dead Crucified Christ in the 9-seconds transubstantiation of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Young men today do not believe they have powers to “reincarnate” Jesus Christ in the daily Holy Mass!  No “Holy” Pollyanna Saint Escriva of the Opus Dei or their Rosaries can fool and chain down the new generation of Google and Wikileaks young men.  Read our related article, the "Rosary could not defeat JP2 Army John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in the 20th Century ... unlike the Battle of Lepanto in the 16th Century"

The Popes and priests cannot clone Dolly the Sheep but they claim to clone Christ the Son of God — the greatest Magic Show on Earth!  Imagine priests who claim as they don on their priestly costumes and recite the Vatican formula in the 9-seconds transubstantiation, andhey presto like in a microwave,  Christ is cloned instantly even in evil hands of thousands of criminal pedophile priests worldwide, or by criminal Cardinals like Bernard Law who aided and abetted 80 pedophile priests in Boston, or criminal Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles, red more here "Los Angeles files. Mahony must be jailed as Nazis caught in their old age and retirement", or by Vatican gay Prince Cardinal O’Brien and Vatican  “gay lobby” adulterers prelates, read more here "Gay adulterer Cardinal O’Brien makes King Henry VIII an honest straight guy. O’Brien the Vatican Prince proves Vatican Deceits and Vatican Hypocrisy inside Vatican Titanic" , or by Vatican Mammon royal agents like this Vatican bank Bishop caught money laundering 20 million Euros, read more here "Vatican Bank’s Bishop accountant caught money laundering €20M and it surpass the Da Vinci Code intrigue. Vatican greedy Mammon never sleeps and never stops

Vatican & Hollywood, twin cities where everybody “lies for a living”

In Argo the movie, Ben Affleck goes to fictional producer Lester Siegel (played by Alan Arkin) who makes these statements (ironically true):   

You want to set up a movie in one week.  You want to lie to Hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living…

If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s gonna be a fake hit”.

If we’re gonna fool these people, it has to be big, and it has to have something that says it’s authentic.

If you wanna sell a lie…you get the press to sell it for you.

This thing’s an event.  It’s gonna be a spectacle.

Ben Affleck, who produced, directed and starred in Argo the moviemade-up ALL the obstacles of the escape from the embassy to the airport but despite that major fictitious chain of events, Argo won as the Best Picture of the Oscar Academy.  The movie did not give due to the “true roles” of the Canadians who helped in the escape.  Ben Affleck in the role of CIA Tony Mendez took all the glory and credits unto himself. According to Slate (see details in articles below): “It turns out CanadianAmbassador Ken Taylor (played by Victor Garber) and a fellowembassy employee John Sheardown – who does not appear in the film – were more involved with the rescue effort than the movie suggests. The two not only helped scout out the Iran airport in advance, but also purchased the Americans’ tickets, coached them in having a Canadian accent, and were even responsible for setting the rescue plan in motion to begin with”...

Like fictional Argo that won the Oscar’s Best Picture, John Paul II is the Vatican’s latest award winning fictional “saint”. The silence of John Paul II was abhorrent towards children; he was silent like those countries that were silent during the Holocaust. John Paul II had the coldest heart towards hundreds of thousands of children victims of pedophile priests.  Children of this generation and all generations to come should NEVER pray to John Paul II who historically was too preoccupied with his narcissistic self-glory as he traveled around the world promoting his greatness and the Vatican Bank through his and his entourage’s diplomatic immunity.  If this Vatican bank Bishop (without diplomatic immunity) could travel with 23 million Euros in a private plane, how much more those Cardinals and Papal Nuncios with Diplomatic Immunity?? Read our recent related article

History does not lie and history has recorded that John Paul II said nothing and did nothing to protect and save children but he is awarded as the fastest-tracking “great saint” by the Vatican becausethe Vatican “lies for a living”.  The Popes, especially the Jesuit Pope lies for a living, so do all his Nuncios, Cardinals, Bishops and priests they all “lie for a living”.  The Vatican thrives on deceptions especially by its own media Opus Dei press foot soldiers like John L. Allen Jr. and the Vatican Insider press (see their articles below).   “John Paul II the Great” is sheer Opus Dei Frankenstein fiction because Opus Dei controlled his 27 years papacy – and history has now proven that Opus Dei controlled John Paul II to make sure he said and did nothing about “impure” thousands-of-pedophile-priests that would have spoiled his 27 years papacy.  Opus Dei is the biggest hypocrite since the Pharisees whom Christ condemned as white sepulchres.  If you are their enemy, they’ll spy on you, destroy you in whichever evil ways they can or get your fired in your job…believe it or not!!  See the Opus Dei New York Palace here

History, miles of videos and photos have documented that John Paul II had neither the compunction nor compassion for hundreds of thousands of Catholic children sodomized by thousands of pedophile priests under his longest papacy watch; hence they are aptly named after him as JP2 Army - John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.  Cursed are the lips that will pray to this GREATEST FALSESAINT of Christendom!  And cursed is the Vatican that shall hasten its own total demise as the Temple of Solomon where Jesus cursed that “not one pillar will be left standing”.   Our Lady of Fatima cursed the Vatican because of priest pedophilia and she predicted its total demise like the Temple of Solomon.  John Paul II betrayed Totus Tuus Marie

John Paul II also canonized a Franciscan missionary but rapist priestsin China, read more here So Jesuit Pope Francis is following JP2 Opus Dei papal footsteps in the Opus Dei Vatican Saint Facotry..

John Paul II the false legend of the downfall of communism

The Vatican keeps citing John Paul II as the one “responsible for the downfall of communism” through his vainglory few minutes’ speeches against communism, what perfect Vatican Deceit propagandas.  Many books are now written by Opus Dei claiming that John Paul II was responsible for the downfall of communism in Europe – yeah right, while he sat in the lap of luxury at the Vatican Palace, hello?!?!  Like Ben Affleck in the movie Argo who did not give proper dues to the Canadians who helped in the escape of the Americans from Iran, the Opus Dei also does not give proper credit to the countless people who marched and died in the streets of Poland for the downfall of communism.

Are Catholics and the world blind not to see that John Paul II neither marched in the streets of Poland or Berlin or China, which he could not as the wealthiest pope not physically or feasibly lay down his life in the soil of communist countries?? That he really was too busy living in the lap of luxury at the Vatican Palace surrounded by servants and the Swiss Guard Army , that he was too busy traveling non-stop listening to chants of “JP2 we love you” in the lifestyle of the rich and famous well-protected by the best police security that Vatican Mammon can buy? 

Opus Dei want the world to believe the myth that John Paul II singlehandedly toppled down communism while living in the Ivory Tower of the Vatican Bank as he hoarded despots like Marcos transferring billions of dollars of theft from poor countries treasury, read more here  "Benedict XVI, Marcos Gold & Billions & Jesuits"

Like Argo, Vatican Deceits sell its lies through the mediaespecially through the Devil’s Twin John Allen Jr. and all Opus Dei controlled media outlets worldwide like Catholic League of Catholic Bully Bill Donohue.  Read John Allen’s masterpiece defense of fastest tracking saint John Paul II here "John L.Allen Jr.Pied Piper of John Paul II deceives Catholics with his essay Fast-Track Saint in Newsweek -- with Vatican lunacy & Satanic timeline

A recent trial of a pedophile priest and the Catholic hero worship in the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento can likewise be said of John Paul II whom the Opus Dei wants to project as the epitome of “celestial faith”.  Opus Dei now controls the Vatican Bank and all assets of Vatican Swiss Banks, and all Jesuit monetary assets, hence; they control the giant Jesuit elephants as slaves with an OD leash. Opus Dei’s creation of the 27 years papacy of John Paul II gave them all the years to control all Bishops, Cardinals and the Vatican and the monetary assets of all religious congregations like the Jesuits.  Therefore they want the Frankenstein monster pope they’ve created, John Paul II as the largest saint in Catholicism, making him as a “larger-than-life” pope, together with John XXIII who was the origin of Crimen Sollicitationis, who imposed excommunication on priests if they revealed to the police or to others about a pedophile priest…read more here

Opus Dei’s Pope John Paul II is delusion and denial
The nature of faith is to believe in something larger than yourself.

The danger of faith is to believe something that isn't true – either because you need to believe it or because you can't face the truth.

That's when faith becomes delusion and denial.

It happened Friday, when celestial faith was projected onto a mortal, a priest, who pleaded no contest to sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl – even as the priest's friends watched the proceedings in court.

The Rev. Uriel Ojeda, once the shining star of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, was handcuffed and taken into custody after accepting a plea for forcing himself on a young girl. It was a cold legal conclusion to a tragedy of faith placed too fervently in one young man. (See full article below by Marcos Breton)

This speedy canonization is Opus Dei’s “tragedy of faith” because they put too fervently Catholic faith into Pope John Paul II, the fictitious SAINT... 

Pope Francis is now the biggest Jesuit Face of Vatican Deceits and canonizing John Paul II will be his biggest mistake that history will judge and laugh at.  Giant statues of John Paul II are being erected all over the world, more than the Zeus statue of St. Joseph, read more here, BOYCOTT ORATORY OF SAINT JOSEPH IN MONTREAL 

As Australia awakens to the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, Pope Francis will want to segue the world’s attention away from historical facts and thus cover-up children’s sufferings with a spectacle of canonization in Rome at the end of the year forOpus Dei GOLDEN COW John Paul II, read more here "Opus Dei Golden Cow John Paul II statues worldwide vis-a-vis Paterno statue gone from Penn State. Only the Catholic Church glorifies criminals"

In the movie Argo, Ben Affleck and his two Hollywood cohorts celebrate their success by repeatedly saying, “Argo, fuck yourself”.  Likewise, the same can be said:  John Paul II, fuck yourself!  Opus Dei, fuck yourself!  Vatican, fuck yourself.  Pope Francis, fuck yourself.  Catholics, fuck youself!

To the Vatican Pied Pipers, fuck yourself.  Bill Donohue, fuck yourself.  John L. Allen Jr. fuck yourself!

Argo, fuck yourself.  Saint John Paul 2, fuck yourself.

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Boycott Oratory of St. Joseph
Read about the impotent Zeus statue of St. Joseph who overlooked 50 years of sodomy in College Notre Dame here, BOYCOTT Oratory of St.Joseph

The narcissism and grandiosity of John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, Benedict XVI, and Bishop Roger Vangheluwe are nauseating and despicable
John Paul II 4 million,Ayatollah Khomeini 9 million people at funeral! Cardinal Pell, fanatics cannot beatify the Pope of Pedophiles and Pederasts
Holy Heist! John Paul II WYD had no role with Arab youths who liberated Egypt from Mubarak who stole then deposited billions into Vatican Swiss Banks

Opus Dei Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts and Rapists : Prayer to Saint John Paul II = Opus Dei Pope #1.... Benedict XVI is Opus Dei Pope #2



Is the Vatican a state or country? It is only one building and one public square but it is a country like the vast USA, Russia, China??? 


 OC Diocese buys Crystal Cathedral as flesh-factory of Christ... for wealthy God-flesh-eating Catholics


The “Holy Father“ Pope and his copy-cat “holy fathers” Catholic priests cannot clone Dolly the sheep and therefore they cannot clone Christ either, read our related article, OC Diocese buys Crystal Cathedral as flesh-factory of Christ... for wealthy God-flesh-eating Catholics
Well, the black magic holy words of a team of “holy priests” cannot clone Christ the Son God either, read about the Divine Trinity

Please take a look at the worse Roman Catholic Church pedophile priests attacks against more than 15,500 Americans … compared to the September 11, 2001 attacks against 3,000 Americans at the Twin Towers in New York.

Victims in USA - Attackers - Responsible Leaders

Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto

WTC & 9/11 attacks - 3,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden

Priest pedophilia - 15,736 victims - 6,100 pedophile priestscovered-up John Paul II, Benedict XVI Ratzinger, Opus Dei = Vatican Trinity (together with Cardinals, Bishops and Vicars worldwide)

9/11 victims 3,000. JP2 Army 100,000s. May Day: both Hitler and bin Laden Announced Dead on May 1 on John Paul II Beatification Day B-Day   

Look deeply into this image of Our Lady of Guadalupe defending and protecting children from the Serpent  ... compared to Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Cardinals, Bishops who coverd-up pedophile priests The names of the transferring or covering up Bishops and Cardinals are: Roll Call Please!
The Hague: Full text Criminal Charges against Dr. Joseph Ratzinger, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
The black belt means she is pregnant
The womb of the Immaculate Conception of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe carried Jesus this way


 The cloning process that produced Dolly


1-MINUTE  black magic of the cloning of Christ by sinful Vatican pope and priests

Our comment: Transubstantiation or the Mass is a recent development . St. Peter and St. Paul and the Apostles never celebrated Mass and never “transubstantiation” the bread into the flesh of Christ, what they did was to preach about Christ. The Mass was a slow development from the 12th century through various liturgical reforms until the 20th century. It was only in 1215 at the Fourth Council of the Lateran that the Mass began to take form and in 1551 at the Council of Trent that transubstantiation became what it is today. The Vatican has come to use it as its main crux of power on earth deceiving Catholics and peoples of all faiths that only Popes and men-priests have the exclusive power to transubstantiate God’s flesh. Because of the Mass, the Vatican has gotten away with all kinds of heinous crimes, e.g. the Crusades, the Inquisition, the burning of women and witches “For the sake of the Eucharist” and because of the shortage of priests, John Paul II, Cardinal Ratzinger-Benedict XVI, the Opus Dei who controls the Vatican, the Cardinals and Bishops shuffled pedophile priests from one parish to another. The rest is history: the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army committed Holy ES Eucharist-and-Sodomy of Biblical proportions see the John Paul II Millstone

In the name of Hail Mary, we dare challenge and defy the Magisterium: No words pronounced by any finite-man can create an infinite-God! No words of the Pope and priests can re-create or re-incarnate Christ’s flesh. The words of sinful popes and priests are powerless and can never create God! Only Mary the Immaculate Conception deserved to bear God in her womb. No evil pope and evil priests is worthy to touch and hold God in their evil hands. The words of popes and Cardinals, Bishops and priests are mere clashing-cymbals of St. Paul see John Paul II the Great clashing cymbal of St. Paul

See Benedict XVI to beatify John Paul II is “brought to nothing” by St. Paul
No matter how we look at it, finite-man cannot create an infinite-God. Man can never create God’s flesh. Not in in-vitro fertilization of the scientific laboratories. Not in the sacred altars of holy Roman Catholic churches which by the way were the same pedophile altars of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army See the John Paul II Millstone

Rome, call us heretics and we don’t care because in Boston and in America, we have freedom of speech. It was our freedom of speech that got rid of criminal-Cardinal Bernard Law and sent him packing out of our sight and out of our land. But only you, Rome, you the Roman Catholic Church a.k.a. Magisterium would glorify criminals like Cardinal Bernard Law and John Paul II. No other American state has been able to replicate our courage as Bostonians who got rid of the first Cardinal caught guilty of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in America. Yes, we caught the first SS officer of the Third Reich of the Roman Catholic Church … but he went into glorious exile in Rome because only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified See The John Paul II Millstone John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army expands into Ireland &John Paul is elevated as "Venerable"... only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified

Benedict XVI, from the Chair of Peter, thinks his papal letter will heal the victims and solve the problem of clergy abuse in Ireland. The fact is, Benedict XVI’s words are powerless. NO POPE has ever healed anyone. As this picture shows,

They came sick and they left sick.

There is NO "Apostolic" authority or succession here,

for NO Pope has EVER been able to heal like Peter or Paul did.

Opus Dei Goliath-bully Bill want to propagate Catholic Medieval Doctrine that all crimes of JP2 Army of pedophile priests are already forgiven and forgotten under the Sacrament of Confession that protects criminals and persecutes their victims, read here

BOYCOTT Oratory of Saint Joseph! CANDLES to giant Zeus statues of St. Joseph and Brother Andre cannot protect children from CSC pedophiles

Vatican Billions: its history, sources, and assets today worldwide.BOYCOTT the Vatican Museum and boycott ALL donations to the Vatican Catholic Church Reign of Terror  ). 

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 ‘Argo’: The Movie vs. The True Story
8 months ago by Sandy Schaefer

Box Office Oct 14 Argo Argo: The Movie vs. The True Story

Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind unfolds as a psycho-thriller, mental-illness melodrama, and touching romance (depending on the scene), but fits into a peg hole easier than the unpredictable story behind it. While watching Ben Affleck’s historical drama-thriller Argo, I had the feeling it was taking similar liberties so as to likewise create (as Screen Rant‘s Kofi Outlaw put in his review“worthwhile genre entertainment (no more, no less).”
That hunch turned out to be correct, but it raises the question: Would a ‘facts-only’ version of Argo have made for better or weaker entertainment – not to mention more (or less) relevant cultural resonance? Well, that’s what we’re here to investigate.
Argo, like Beautiful Mindplays out as a clever mix of genre formulas. The opening minutes feel lifted from a documentary about the 1970s Iranian Revolution; grainy photography from Rodrigo Prieto allows stock footage to blend seamlessly with the actual film. Affleck’s direction and Chris Terrio’s script allows the film to smoothly shift from white-knuckle thriller to CIA socio-political drama, Hollywood satire, and back to high-tension yarn during the third actIn order to reach the sweaty-palm climax, though, a fair amount of exaggeration takes place.
In David Haglund’s article for Slate, it’s pointed out that virtuallyall the obstacles Argo throws at Affleck’s CIA agent Tony Mendez and the six endangered American embassy escapees during the third act were, in fact, made upThe reason things went so much smoother in real-life? It turns outCanadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (played by Victor Garber) and a fellow embassy employee John Sheardown – who does not appear in the film – were more involved with the rescue effort than the movie suggests. The two not only helped scout out the Iran airport in advance, but also purchased the Americans’ tickets, coached them in having a Canadian accent, and were even responsible for setting the rescue plan in motion to begin with.

Christipher Dunham Clea Du Vall Tate Donovan Rory Cochrane Kerry Bishe and Scott McNairy in Argo Argo: The Movie vs. The True Story
A postscript during the film’s end titles – citing the Argo incident as a model of international cooperation – makes much more sense when you keep those facts in mind. Moreover, it calls attention to how the film could have been something quite different; instead of juxtaposing Mendez’ efforts in putting together the titular fake movie with scenes alluding to the metaphorical noose tightening around the six Americans’ collective necks (as the Iranian revolutionaries slowly became aware of their presence), the film could have jumped back and forth between the Canadians and Mendez in action. Eventually, the plot threads could come together like pieces to a puzzle, thus illustrating the beneficial nature of complimentary approaches to a large-scale problem (an important lesson for today, given the current political climate).
Now, would such a film have been nearly as engaging and fun to watch as Argo? To be honest, probably not. However, it might have allowed Affleck and Terrio to skip on some of the cliches – like turning Mendez into a workaholic with a messy personal life, or featuring stereotypical Iranian soldiers who do little more than run around and act angry. We could have followed multiple people (not just a single protagonist) as they discover the idiosyncrasies of both Hollywood folk and Iranian personnel, then deduce how to use them to their advantage, so as to pull off such a so-crazy-it’s-brilliant rescue operation. It might have been equally smart and funny at examining two very different cultures (as Argo manages to do when it concerns people in the movie business) –  but again, that would have lowered the suspense factor.
What’s interesting is that Argo also had potential to offer a different perspective on the filmmaking process, seeing how (in real life) colorful personalities such as Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and Buckminster Fuller were among those recruited to help the titular script (which was actually based on a novel by Roger Zelazny, titledLord of Light) seem legit. Instead, the film drops most of those people from the story in favor of fictional producer Lester Siegel(played by Alan Arkin) who embodies both the admirable andterrible traits that most people associate with Hollywood power players.

John Goodman and Alan Arkin in Argo Argo: The Movie vs. The True Story 
However, at the end of the day, sticking closer to the facts might have resulted in an Argo movie that’s less accessible and watchable for your average moviegoer; though, on the hand, also one more thoughtful and even-handed than your average cinematic sermon from Hollywood. The path Affleck took played to his strengths as a storyteller, more so than a different strategy would have. Maybe somewhere down the road, as Affleck continues to gain confidence (not to mention, credibility) as a director, he will strive to break further away from convention than he has so far. That’s all the more feasible, assuming he continues to develop at the same pace as he has with his first three films.
Argo is currently playing in theaters (for further breakdown of the film, check out the latest episode of the SR Underground Podcast).

How Accurate Is Argo?


Ben Affleck in Argo
© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Argo, the new movie from actor-director Ben Affleck, has mostly been getting raves—including a qualified but fairly strong endorsement from Slate’s own Dana Stevens, who calls it “a rollicking yarn” and “easily the most cohesive and technically accomplished of Affleck’s three films so far.” But several reviews have also noted just how far the movie departs in certain respects from the historical record. In the movie’s dramatic climax, Stevens writes, the “broadly accurate retelling of real events” gives way to “some fairly whopping dramatic license.” Similarly, New Yorker critic Anthony Lane—who also enjoyed the film—found it a “bit rich” that the movie pokes so much fun at “Hollywood deceitfulness” only to end “with an expert helping of white lies.” Former Slate film critic David Edelstein goes even further: NPR headlined his review “Argo: Too Good To Be True, Because It Isn’t.”
So just how accurate is Argo? And what are the white lies and dramatic whoppers the movie indulges in? We’ve tried to break it all down below. While it seems odd to offer a spoiler alert for a movie based on historical events, be warned that the rest of this post will discuss the movie in some detail. But you should also know that a lot of the most interesting details below aren’t in the movie at all—because, it turns out, much of the stuff Argo leaves out is even better than what made it in.
The Premise
Argo’s central, nutty storyline—in which the CIA establishes a fake movie production, complete with a full script and ads in Variety andThe Hollywood Reporter, in order to rescue six Americans stranded in post-revolutionary Iran—is 100 percent true, and pretty incredible. The movie is largely based on a terrific article by Joshuah Bearmanpublished five years ago in Wired, which you should read. (The script also draws on a memoir by Antonio Mendez, the man that Affleck plays in the film.) As Bearman explained in a chat with Gawker readers yesterday, the person who first told him about the story was an independent movie producer named David Klawans, who hoped that Bearman would report it out and write up a “nice yarn” that “might help kickstart a movie.” “Shockingly,” Bearman said, “it worked.” (Klawans is an executive producer of Argo.)
Canada’s Involvement
The most disputed aspect of the movie’s version of events has to do with Canada’s role in the escape. 30 years ago, Canada received complete credit for the rescue, because the U.S. was worried about possible repercussions if CIA involvement was publicized. (They may also have wanted to maintain the plausibility of a similar ruse in future.) Argo corrects that version of events—or, rather, overcorrects it, downplaying the actual extent of Canadian involvement, which was considerable. The Americans were housed by two Canadians: the Ambassador Ken Taylor, and a Canadian embassy employee, John Sheardown. (In the film, all of them stay with Taylor; Sheardown does not appear at all.) It was Taylor who cabled Washington to begin the escape plan in earnest, and once the plan was decided on, Canadians “scouted the airport, sent people in and out of Iran to establish random patterns and get copies of entry and exit visas, bought three sets of airline tickets,” and “even coached the six in sounding Canadian.”
Almost none of that appears in Argo. Taylor himself has a major part, and is presented as a sympathetic and brave man who took great personal risks to save the Americans. But his actual role was even larger. He was “spying for the U.S. throughout the hostage crisis, at the request of Jimmy Carter.” After some friends who attended theArgo premiere in Toronto described it to Taylor, he expressed concern “that we’re portrayed as innkeepers who are waiting to be saved by the CIA,” which is a pretty fair description of what the film depicts. Affleck made a small change in response to this criticism: A postscript that contrasted Taylor’s 112 citations with the absence of credit given the CIA was rewritten to praise the Argo mission as a model of international cooperation.

The Escape
It’s not Canada’s involvement that has gotten the goat of some critics, though—it’s the pulse-pounding trip to the airport that serves as the movie’s climax. Affleck’s version involves every conceivable complication—each one of them, as it happens, invented purely to make the movie more exciting. (And it works! The finale is thrilling.) In the movie, the U.S. government reverses its approval of the plan at the last minute, meaning there may be no tickets waiting for the Americans when they arrive at the airport. In fact, the plane tickets were purchased ahead of time by the Canadians. Airport security guards stop the Americans in the film, leading to a tense and terrific scene in which one of the Americans makes the risky decision to speak Farsi with the guards, a daring move that pays off hugely. Actually, though, the trip through the airport was “smooth as silk,” asMendez himself has written. Most improbably, the teams of carpet weavers that the Iranian government put to work repairing shredded documents (something they actually did!) piece together the face of one of the six Americans right as the group reaches the airport, and those carpet weavers relay the image to their higher-ups in time for armed men to chase down the departing airplane in a jeep and police cars. None of that happened.
The Fake Movie
Once Mendez got the go-ahead for the fake movie plan, he needed a real movie idea that his fake film company could pretend to have in production. In Argo, Mendez and the Oscar-winning makeup artist John Chambers—amusingly played by his actual doppelganger, John Goodman—go through dozens of scripts with a veteran Hollywood producer played by Alan Arkin (about whom more below), and Mendez spots a movie called Argo buried in the pile. In fact, Chambers thought of a script they could use soon after Mendez told him the idea. It was called Lord of Light, after the best-selling sci-fi novel by Roger Zelazny that it was based on. The Lord of Light script was part of a wildly ambitious scheme called Science Fiction Land, which would have been the first sci-fi theme park. In order to make that dream a reality, the script’s author, Barry Ira Geller, managed to enlist support not only from Chambers, but from Buckminster Fuller, Ray Bradbury, Paolo Soleri, and Jack Kirby—who made production drawings for the film. You can see one of them below. (In Argo, Mendez commissions storyboards himself, which are quite different from Kirby’s drawings.)
One of the Jack Kirby drawings commissioned for Lord of Light
Kirby Museum
After Chambers showed Mendez the Lord of Light script, Mendez decided it needed a new name. He suggested “Argo” because it was part of his favorite knock-knock joke. “Who’s there?” “Argo.” “Argo who?” “Argo fuck yourself.” This last phrase is given a different origin story in Argo and becomes a very funny running gag. Geller, by the way, still hopes to get Lord of Light made some day, and producer-director Judd Ehrlich is trying to get a documentary about Science Fiction Land off the ground.
Alan Arkin’s Role
Ad placed in The Hollywood Reporter, left, and a story that ran in the same magazine
Among the major roles, the Hollywood producer played with great relish by Alan Arkin is the only one who is essentially fictional. Which is a bit ironic, since the character is himself presented as the embodiment of Hollywood bullshit. In Argo, Chambers tells Mendez they need a big-name producer to make the movie look legit, and he knows just the guy. In fact, Chambers brought in fellow make-up man Robert Sidell, who worked on E.T. among many other movies. The January 1980Hollywood Reporter story that announced plans for Argo was headlined “Two make-up artists turn to producing with sci-fi ‘Argo.’ ” Arkin has said he based his character partly on Jack Warner.
Ben Affleck’s Role
Tony Mendez is, on the other hand, very much a real person, of course. But Affleck gives him a little bit of Hollywood-friendly backstory that seems to be fictional. The first time we see Mendez inArgo he’s sleeping in a messy apartment all by himself; he and his wife are taking some time off, we soon learn, and it’s suggested that he’s lost some respect down at the Agency. Thus Affleck reinforces the feel-good quality of the story by providing a narrative of personal redemption as well: At the end, Mendez is a hero at work, and appears to reconcile with his wife and young son—who, in this version, helped inspire the sci-fi movie trappings of Mendez’s exfiltration plan. The real Mendez had two sons and a daughter with his first wife, who died of cancer in 1986. In his memoir, The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA, he does not describe the kind of separation and reconciling that Affleck depicts. In fact, when he left for Tehran, his wife drove him to the airport.
You can watch Mendez talk about the actual mission in the clip below. It’s from an episode of the Errol Morris series First Person that was devoted to Mendez and titled “The Little Gray Man.”

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.

Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”).

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

“Argo” also stars Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Oscar® winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), and John Goodman (“Trouble With the Curve”). The main cast also includes Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.

Affleck directed the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman.

David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington are the executive producers, with Amy Herman co-producing.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“Brokeback Mountain”), production designer Sharon Seymour (“The Town”); Oscar®-nominated editor William Goldenberg (“Seabiscuit,” “The Insider”); and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Social Network,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”). The music is composed by four-time Oscar® nominee Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech,” “The Queen”).

Filming on “Argo” was accomplished in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Istanbul.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with GK Films, a Smokehouse Pictures production, “Argo.”

Opening nationwide on October 12, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

 First Lady Michelle Obama announces the winner of Academy Awardfor Best PictureArgo, live from the Diplomatic Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2013.

Box office

The film earned $136,024,128 in North America, and $96,300,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $232,324,128.[2]

Home media

The film was released in North America on February 19, 2013 on DVD,Blu-ray Disc and with an UltraViolet digital copy.[28]


The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. Affleck was not nominated for Best Director, and following the announcement of the nominations, Bradley Cooper, whose film,Silver Linings Playbook was nominated in several categories, declared: "Ben Affleck got robbed."[29] This opinion is shared by the ceremony's host Seth MacFarlane[30] and Quentin Tarantino.[31]
Entertainment Weekly wrote about this controversy:
Standing in the Golden Globe pressroom with his directing trophy, Affleck acknowledged that it was frustrating not to get an Oscar nod when many felt he deserved one. But he's keeping a sense of humor. "I mean, I also didn't get the acting nomination," he pointed out. "And no one's saying I got snubbed there!"[32]


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The Man Who Would Be a Saint, John Paul II and the Era of Scandal 


Posted: 07/09/2013 1:25 pm
In 1993, more than seven years after the Catholic sexual abuse crisis began, John Paul II acknowledged it for the first time. He called it evil, and expressed his concern for how much his brother bishops and the faithful "are suffering because of certain cases of scandal given by members of the clergy."

It was the scandal, not the rape and molestation of children that was the main problem, according to the Pope. Indeed, he didn't mention the pain, suffering and loss of faith among victims, nor did he use words like "abuse" or "rape." Instead he referred to "certain offenses" and "sins" and he said that America's bishops had two responsibilities in the face of the crisis -- to deal with problem priests and their victims and to address the damage done to society when the Church is swept by scandal. 

By any measure, John Paul II's sentiments were focused primarily on the welfare of the Church. The problem of clergy abuse was, he said, a product of an American society that "needs much prayer -- lest it lose its soul." Prayer was the primary remedy recommended by John Paul II, but he also suggested temperance on the part of the mass media. "Evil can indeed be sensational," he wrote, "but thesensationalism surrounding it is always dangerous for morality." This point, echoed repeated complaints by priests and bishops who saidthe media and plaintiffs lawyers were exaggerating claims, stirring public animosity, and singling out Catholicism in a bigoted way.
Anyone who missed the Pope's point could turn to his spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls for clarification. "One would have to ask if the real culprit is not a society that is irresponsibly permissive, hyper-inflated with sexuality and capable of creating circumstances that induce even people who have received a sound moral formation to commit grave immoral acts." 

The media came in for more papal scolding when John Paul II visited Denver in August 1993. At outdoor services for an international youth conference the Pope made his first public remarks on sexual abuse by clergy, acknowledging "the pain of the suffering and scandal caused by the sins of some ministers of the altar." In the same speech he also denounced abortion and euthanasia as a "slaughtering of the innocents." Turning to the scourge of urban violence, he noted that the media was partly responsible. Overall, he concluded, "America needs much prayer, lest it lose its soul."

In Denver the Pope was met by huge, adoring crowds of fervent Catholics who had come to Colorado from around the worldHis criticism of the press prompted much applause, as did his attacks on alcohol, drugs, pornography, and "the moral evil which flows from personal choices." At various points he was interrupted by cheers of "John Paul II we love you" and, as usual, he responded by offering his love in return. In all, the visit was a triumph of inspiration for believers and a demonstration of John Paul II's persistent popularity. It also obscured the few signs of caution, if not dissent, expressed by American Church leaders. Cleveland bishop Anthony Michael Pilla actually rejected the idea of holding the Pope's youth rally in his diocese out of concern that a visiting youth might be sexually abused.
What Pilla knew was that the problem of sexually abusive clergy was much bigger and more widespread that anyone outside the church hierarchy imagined. Indeed, Catholicism had already entered an era when thousands of priests would be, in its own judgment "credibly accused" and tens of thousands of children would be identified as victims. In time, the scandal would encircle the globe. More than $3 billion would be spent on legal fees and settlements and more than 500 priests would be jailed.

After he appeared in Denver the Pope would receive Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland in Rome at one of the "ad limina" visits that all bishops are required to attend. As bishop Weakland told me, he used that visit to personally lobby the pontiff for action against accused priests in his diocese. He received no response. In July of 1996 Weakland wrote to John Paul II's second-in-command, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger asking for help with two priests who were the subjects of sworn statements accusing them of sexually abusing minors. One, Lawrence Murphy, had long worked at a residential school for the deaf where he had sexually abused about two hundred boys. Weakland said that he had become aware of these cases within the past year and was turning to Ratzinger because the offenses were "under your jurisdiction."

Anyone considering the news that the current pope, Francis I, has approved John Paul II for sainthood, should also consider that more than anyone, John Paul II had access to information about the full scope of the abuse problem and the greatest power to address it.For more than two decades he granted clergy a kind of due process that is unseen in civil courts, allowing them years to resist efforts to strip them of their priestly rank. Too often, more children were victimized while the pope's bureaucracy moved slowly, and invisibly. Too often, abusers like Murphy died before being held accountable.

Following John Paul II's death, Joseph Ratzinger succeeded him as Pope Benedict XVI. He went much further in his public statements regarding sexual abuse by priests and under his watch Church authorities in some countries improved their response to complaints. However the scandal continued as lawyers and the media forced a stream of incriminating documents out of various ecclesiastical offices. Most recently we learned that Weakland's successor in Milwaukee, then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, received approval from Benedict's curia to shift $56 million in funds in order to protect it from the legal claims made by Catholic men and women who, as children, were molested and raped by priests. Dolan, now cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York responded to charges of wrongdoing with a single word: "malarkey." Benedict, exhausted by the crisis that he would not resolve, became the first pope to resign in five centuries. He now lives as pope emeritus.

Francis I succeeded Benedict amid the hope that he would breathe some humanity into the papacy. He has done so, in a halting fashion. His decision to elevate John Paul II was probably inevitable, given the man's popularity among the faithful and the fact that the former pope began his journey along the official road to sainthood before his failure in the abuse crisis was widely and fully understood. Today we have the forces of the secular society -- the media and the judicial system -- which John Paul II regarded with frequent disdain, to thank for a fuller, understanding of the moral failings of the Church and its leaders. They have been brought down to size by the truth, even though some might become saints.


Pope John Paul Cleared For Sainthood

CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Vatican on Friday cleared the late Pope John Paul II for sainthood.
The news was greeted with joy among the Chicago Polish community, who also recalled with fondness the historic trip John Paul took to Chicago more than 30 years ago.
However, the news is not without some controversy, as CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.
The Survivors Network Of Those Abused By Priests said John Paul did nothing to stop the abuse crimes at the hands of priests in Chicago and across the United States.


Sainthood coming to 2 very different pontiffs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By Kaitlynn Riely / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One was pope for only a handful of years, 1958 to 1963, but he opened a council whose effects have lasted much longer. The other led the Roman Catholic Church for nearly three decades, 1978 to 2005, defining the role of pope for a generation.

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II lived in different times and faced different challenges, said Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik, but they shared something.

"They had a charisma that made them the right person at the right time," he said.
Now, they'll share something else: At the same time Friday, both men were cleared for sainthood.

The current Pope Francis announced that John Paul II and John XXIII would be canonized. No date has been set for the official ceremonies, but they are expected to occur by the end of the year. ...

However, not everyone greeted the news positively.

Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, called the canonization "rubbing salt into the wounds" of those affected by the clerical sex-abuse scandal.
"We believe that's one more sign that church officials are doing one thing and saying the other," Ms. Blaine said.


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The Vatican has fast-tracked Pope John Paul II for sainthood, even though a significant portion of the clerical sex abuse scandal happened on his watch. This is concerning, but not surprising, given the Church’s history of protecting priests instead of children and patting itself on the back while willfully failing to take meaningful action regarding abusive priests or abuse survivors. 

According to an Associated Press (AP) story, Pope Francis signed a decree on Friday declaring John Paul for sainthood, culminating a “fast-track” process that informally began at John Paul’s 2005 funeral , where thousands at St. Peter’s Square chanted “Santo subito” – Sainthood now! John Paul’s sainthood was initially fast-tracked by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, when he “dispensed with the traditional five-year waiting period and allowed the beatification process to begin weeks after John Paul’s death,” according to the AP story. The canonization ceremony may take place by the end of 2013 and reports speculate that the ceremony could occur as soon as December 8. 

Fast-tracking. Yes, the Vatican has the power to move things along quickly.

Or very slowly – or not at all – as documents released last week by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee starkly show. According to those documents, the Vatican delayed the requested laicization of admitted Archdiocese sexual offender priests for several years while children continued to be abused and at risk. But when asked by then Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan to “proceed with alienation of property” owned by the Archdiocese – approximately $57 million – for transfer to a cemetery trust and offer “an improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability,” the Vatican acted and approved the transfer in a little more than one month. This maneuver was done as the Archdiocese prepared to file for bankruptcy. Clerical sex abuse survivors and their attorneys have accused Dolan of bankruptcy fraud and moving money to protect it from abuse survivors.

Vatican to be pressed for confidential records on clerical child sex abuse
UN committee's 'list of issues' will present Pope Francis with direct challenge to disclose whether secret deals were made to preserve church's reputation

Pope Francis. Shortly after becoming pope, Francis announced that he had urged the Vatican to deal with the problem of clerical child sex abuse. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images
The Vatican is to face tough questioning by a United Nationscommittee over the Catholic church's record in tackling child sexual abuse by its clergy around the world.

A detailed "list of issues" has been released by the Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) before the appearance of officials from the Holy See. The session is expected early next year.
The decision to ask senior Roman Catholic clerics to hand over confidential internal documents to such a high-profile inquiry marks a fresh initiative in the global debate over clerical abuse. It will present the new pontiff, Pope Francis, with a direct challenge to provide records of financial compensation given to victims of sexual abuse and disclose whether secret deals were made to preserve the church's reputation.

The UN committee's document is headed: "List of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the second periodic report of the Holy See." Paragraph 11 of the CRC's document states: "In the light of the recognition by the Holy See of sexual violence againstchildren committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns in numerous countries around the world, and given the scale of the abuses, please provide detailed information on all cases of child sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns or brought to the attention of the Holy See."

The information sought includes cases where priests were transferred to other parishes, "where instructions were given not to report such offences, and at which level of the clergy", and "where children were silenced in order to minimise the risk of public disclosure". The CRC has also asked for "the investigations and legal proceedings conducted under penal canon law against perpetrators of sexual crimes" and "the number of child victims who have been given assistance for recovery, including psychological support and social reintegration and have received financial compensation".

The committee has been lobbied by international victims' groups as well as the UK-based National Secular Society. Keith Porteous Wood, the society's director who gave evidence in Geneva, told the Guardian: "Pope Francis will be judged on his ability to clean up child abuse and the Vatican bank's money laundering and tax evasion. He cannot rely on regulators' patience lasting much longer on either."

The Vatican has replied to past UN requests to respond to general concerns about sex abuse by Catholic clergy. The list of questions demands far more details.

Shortly after becoming pope, Francis announced that he had urged the Vatican to deal with the problem. A spokesman said in April that the church would "act decisively in sex abuse cases, above all promoting measures to protect minors, assistance for all those who in the past suffered such violence, [and] necessary measures against the guilty".

The CRC has been pressing the Vatican for greater disclosure over the issue of clerical abuse for years. Barbara Blaine of the Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests said last month: "The fact that a UN committee has called the Vatican to account for its record on children's rights, including the right to be free from sexual violence and exploitation, is giving survivors all over the world hope."

UN tells Vatican to hand over details of child sex abuse cases

A United Nations committee has demanded that the Vatican reveal potentially explosive details about the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy. 


Pope Francis, who has been called on by campaigners to make tackling the issue of sexually abusive priests an urgent priority of his papacy Photo: AP
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Campaigners have called on Pope Francis, who was elected in March, to make tackling the issue of sexually abusive priests an urgent priority of his papacy. 

The UN's Committee on the Rights of the Child released its demands for information from the Holy See on Tuesday. 

The committee said that "in the light of the recognition by the Holy See of sexual violence against children committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns in numerous countries around the world, and given the scale of the abuses", the Vatican should provide detailed information on all cases of child sexual abuse committed by clergy.
The Vatican was told to show whether it had implemented measures "to ensure that no member of the clergy currently accused of sexual abuse be allowed to remain in contact with children," amid claims from around the world that bishops often moved abusive priests from one parish to another. 

The UN committee demanded to know about specific cases in which bishops or other Catholic leaders had failed to report suspected abuse to the police.
The Vatican was also urged to divulge details of its investigation of alleged sexual abuse and the outcome of those investigations, including any financial compensation or psychological counselling for victims. 
The committee wants to know what measures the Holy See has taken "to prevent further sexual violence from taking place in institutions run by the Catholic Church." The Vatican has until January to compile all the information, in time for an open meeting of the UN committee in Geneva at which Vatican officials will be questioned.
Despite being a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Holy See had largely ignored requests for information, said Keith Porteous Wood, the executive director of the National Secular Society, who gave evidence to the committee last month. 

"One of the requirements of a signatory is to compile a five yearly report on compliance – or in the Vatican's case non-compliance – with the convention. The Holy See has grossly failed to do this for something like 12 years," he told The Daily Telegraph."They allowed sexual abuse on an unbelievable scale and it hasn't all come out yet – we expect many, many more cases to emerge in the developing world." 
Pope Francis's apparent determination to crack down on allegations of corruption and money-laundering within the Vatican bank gave hope that he might take a tough line on sexually abusive clergy, Mr Porteous Wood said. 

"I think it's a good sign," he said. "Child abuse is a major issue, along with corruption, that he needs to sort out. His legacy will be judged, I think, on his ability to deal with these immensely difficult problems." 
Geoffrey Robertson QC, the human rights lawyer, who has strongly criticised the Catholic Church's cover-up of sex abuse scandals around the world, said: "The committee's enquiries will inevitably lead it to conclude that the Vatican has broken multiple articles of the convention on a huge scale in many countries. The result in human suffering is incalculable. 

"Francis's papacy could well be defined by the world's verdict on his response - more handwringing apologies or calls for a line to be drawn under the past will no longer wash. 
"He will fail unless he initiates bold tangible actions, for examplelifting the veil of secrecy that has protected so many clerical rapists, engaging secular authorities and offering rather than resisting appropriate compensation." 


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The Francis revolution: No flattery, no valets, no pomp, no ceremony  (This is a Vatican LIE because Pope Francis will use the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII as papl flattery, papal pomp, papal ceremony, papal cloning of God the Christ, HELLO!??!!)

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From his choice of residence to the break with past practices: Francis’ sobriety is taking over the Vatican

It’s a pleasant sultry summer afternoon in Rome and two Swiss guards and a Vatican policeman, all in uniform, stand in front of the entrance to St. Martha’s House, home to the Pope and another forty or so bishops, monsignors and lay people who work in the Vatican. It is a sign the Holy See’s top man is about. The white and yellow flag with the Vatican crest hangs limply in front of the windows on the second floor of the anonymous rectangular building which John Paul II had built in the mid 90’s to give cardinals taking part in the Conclave a decent place to stay.

Now we are in Francis’ living quarters. Guests take the semi-circular staircase that leads down to the austere and slightly cold hall. There, standing behind a bar is an Oriental looking layman in a tobacco-coloured suit. All is silent. One can feel it’s summer even inside St. Martha’s House and guests know Bergoglio could pop out from just about anywhere, at any moment: from the elevator, from an opening door, from the dining hall or from one of the sitting rooms. Everyone needs to look their best when the Pope is about. 

In the hall way there is another Swiss Guard and Vatican policeman in plain dress. “I was seated in a sitting room with green upholstery. The Pope appeared out of nowhere, alone, without any butlers or secretaries and he was carrying an envelope with some rosaries,” says an anonymous source who was received by the Pope in a private audience. “At the end of our meeting he opened the door for me himself and showed me the way out.” No other scene can better describe the change that is taking place in the Holy See. St. Martha’s House is half-way between a hotel and a pilgrim’s residence: there is almost no trace of that courtly feeling you get in the apostolic palace with its renaissance-like dignity. St. Martha’s House is the ideal starting point to our journey through the most important changes introduced by the Argentinean Pope, the small and big breaks with protocol and their significance. Francis’ choice to stay put in the residence where he stayed as a cardinal elector during the Conclave was taken for “psychiatric reasons” because he did not want to be isolated. As he wrote to his friend, the Argentinean priest Enrico Martinez, also known as “Quique”: “I am visible to people and I lead a normal life. A public Mass in the morning, I eat at table with everyone…”


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Vatican Bank’s Bishop accountant caught money laundering €20M and it surpass the Da Vinci Code intrigue. Vatican greedy Mammon never sleeps and never stops


Oh, man, New Pope is doing that thing again, where he says stuff that makes us like him even if he is that head of a big corrupt institution that does evilnasty things. But we give him credit for trying to turn some of that down, what with the living in a little apartment and not eating gold and stuff, and so let’s have a little cheer for some comments Saturday that would probably bring a smile to the face of his simple-living namesake. In a talk to trainee priests and nuns, New Pope said that they should avoid fancy material possessions and instead concentrate on helping the poor. That shouldn’t be news — it’s no “New Pope Blesses Bikers” — but considering that the papacy is notorious for Prada slippers and a level of décor that Donald Trump considers a tad overdone, it’s news.

Vatican bank open to money laundering: inquiry

Financial Express

Italian investigators have said that the Vatican bank operated in a way that facilitated money laundering, according to leaked papers quoted by two Italian newspapers today following a three-year inquiry.
The bank, officially known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR in Italian), did not carry out enough checks on its clients and account holders were allowed to transfer large sums on behalf of others.
"There is a high risk that the way the IOR operates, without specifying its real clients, can be used as a screen to hide illegal operations," prosecutors wrote in a document that was quoted by Corriere della Sera.
They also faulted Italian banks that accepted transfers from the IOR for failing to probe the origin of the money, which is then moved into other banks.
"The IOR can easily become a channel for the laundering of money with a criminal origin, they said.

Holding the bank to account

Crisis at the IOR

Robert Mickens - 6 July 2013
First an inquiry announced, then an arrest, followed by major resignations. It has been quite a week at the Vatican Bank, the financial organisation that Pope Francis has in his sights. But can he and his allies really get to grips with what has been happening behind its closed doors and ensure transparency? 
Baron Ernst von Freyberg insists that the so-called Vatican Bank is a “well-managed and clean financial institution” that merely suffers from a bad reputation linked to old scandals. The German aristocrat and industrialist was hired last February after an extensive search to be the president of the bank – officially named the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR). And he recently began a media campaign to convince people that he and his team were well on the road to bringing greater transparency and propriety to the 71-year-old institution.

But a new and embarrassing scandal has caused a major obstacle to that journey and this past week the president was forced to admit that still more drastic measures were needed to truly clean up the IOR’s bad image and improve efforts undertaken in the past three years to combat money laundering and provide greater transparency.

“It is clear today that we need new leadership to increase the pace of this transformation process,” von Freyberg said in a communiqué issued late on Monday. The unusually timed note announced the sudden and surprising resignations of the two men in charge of the IOR’s daily operations – bank director Paolo Cipriani and his deputy, Massimo Tulli. Both stepped down (or were more likely forced out) after six years in their posts.

The resignations came just five days after Pope Francis established a five-member special commission of inquiry to get to the bottom of problems linked to the IOR’s structure and functioning. But even more poignantly they occurred only three days after Mgr Nunzio Scarano, a Vatican official who has at least two accounts at the IOR, was arrested along with two accomplices after being suspected of trying to smuggle €20 million (£17m) from Switzerland into Italy.

The arrest of Mgr Scarano, a former banker and now a chief accountant at the Administration for the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (Apsa), is said to have especially perturbed the Pope, who has often warned clerics (and others) to be wary of “money worshipping”. In fact, the Vatican had already suspended the monsignor several weeks ago after it learned he was also under investigation over financial dealings in his native Salerno, a port city just south of Naples.

The cardinals who elected Pope Francis gave him a mandate to reform the Roman Curia and the IOR, two institutions that last year’s VatiLeaks scandal portrayed as tinged with corruption and mismanagement. That was not the first time, either, that the bank, founded in 1942 by Pius XII as a private organisation providing religious institutions with banking facilities, had been mired in scandal. In 1982, it was implicated in a major political and financial crisis when the Banco Ambrosiano, of which it was the major shareholder, collapsed with US$4.7 billion debts. More recently, in 2010, the then president of the IOR, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, was investigated over a money-laundering scandal and then later stepped down after a no-confidence vote by the bank’s directors. He claimed he was targeted because he wanted transparency and wanted to target the non-religious holders of bank accounts.

Pope Francis may well wish to close the bank but he would face stiff opposition from many people, not least the institute’s 114 employees and the many religious orders that keep their money there. For now the Jesuit Pope is working with existing Vatican staff and their methods to deal with the difficult situation he inherited. His first move, several weeks ago, was to see to that Mgr Battista Ricca, the director of the Santa Marta residence where he lives, be named as “prelate” ad interim of the IOR. The Commission of Cardinals (headed by Secretary of State Bertone) appoints the prelate to be its liaison with the lay-run board of directors (headed by von Freyberg) and he attends the meetings of both groups.

Next, Francis chose five Vatican insiders to be part of his newly set up commission of inquiry. The president of the group is Italian Cardinal Raffaele Farina SDB, 79, head of the Vatican Library. Spanish Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, a 62-year-old Opus Dei canon lawyer who is secretary at the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, is the commission’s coordinator. There is also French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, 70, one of the Holy See’s best diplomats and currently its top official for interreligious dialogue, as well as a member of the cardinals’ commission that oversees the IOR. Mary Glendon, 74, the American lawyer who heads the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and is a former US ambassador to the Holy See, is also a member. And finally, Mgr Peter Wells, 50, the American who serves as “assessore” or No. 3 in the Secretariat of State, serves as the commission’s secretary. Glendon and Wells have strong personal connections to fellow American Carl Anderson, head of the very wealthy Knights of Columbus and a member of the IOR board of directors. It goes without saying that all five of these people have personal bank accounts at the IOR.

Anyone hoping that the commission of inquiry might be composed of people with outside objectivity and no inside personal interest would be very disappointed with this group. On the other hand, those likely to be most threatened by such a commission and the Pope’s reforms might feel some reassurance by the names on this list.

Pope Francis has asked the commission of inquiry to present him with some canonical and legal options for restructuring the IOR so that its mission and ideals are more reflective of a Church than a bank. The Vatican has always denied allegations that the IOR has been used as an offshore financial institution (or worse, for money laundering) and most recently affirmed again that only its employees, religious orders and church officials can hold accounts. But many people are sceptical. That is because among the account holders there are also the papal gentleman, mostly well-to-do Italian businessmen, industrialists and aristocrats who assist at formal papal ceremonies. Over the years some of them have fallen foul of the law. Francesco La Motta, for instance, was arrested in mid-June for his alleged role in the disappearance of more than €10m (£8.5m) from an Interior Ministry account that he oversaw. The former high-ranking Italian secret-service agent has been a papal gentleman since 2007. Another, Angelo Balducci, was arrested in 2010 on corruption charges linked to building contracts. He was quietly removed from the ranks of the papal gentlemen. La Motta will probably meet the same fate. Both men had accounts at the IOR that provided a convenient way to hide money.

IOR officials say they have begun adopting more stringent international anti-money-laundering protocols  and Baron von Freyberg has even hired outside consultants from the United States to ensure they are implemented correctly. That will be essential in helping Pope Francis face perhaps his toughest challenge, the vast network of family and friends that make up the Vatican’s tightly knit workforce. Many have followed in the footsteps of fathers and grandfathers, cousins and uncles, as Vatican employees. Take the papal nuncio in Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini. His late father was the IOR’s long-time managing director. And his brother Paolo is currently in charge of the Apsa wing where Mgr Scarano has been working for many years. These types of intertwining relationships are typical of the complicated culture of the Vatican, and which can cause people to be resistant to reform.

So what is likely to happen? Most people believe Pope Francis will move like a good Jesuit superior. He will listen to the suggestions from his cardinal-advisers, as well as the commission of inquiry and other officials at the IOR. Then he will make up his own mind. Among his options might be to restructure the IOR into a sort of credit union, perhaps with more international and less Italian oversight. Another possibility is that he could choose to divest the Holy See of its entire interest in the institute’s ownership or management. In this case, perhaps he could even allow some Catholic group with a proven track record in financial operations (like the Knights of Columbus) to take control of the IOR. Of course, the most radical action that Papa Francesco could take would be to close the IOR all together and leave its clients to deposit their assets in regular banks.

Various cardinals and Vatican officials have said with assurance that closure is not an option. But they are the same people who think that the Pope will eventually move into the Apostolic Palace.


These Vatican Pied Pipers insinuate subtly Vatican deceits especially in their titles, in this one below “A little less talk” “A lot more action”  “grand reform”  all misleading readers

A little less talk and a lot more action: Francis’ grand reform of the Vatican bank and Secretariat of State

Vatican Insider

The work to transform the Curia and the IOR has begun

“So Your Eminence, did you get the job done?” Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, whose days as Secretary of State are numbered, knows that when Francis calls in person to check on the progress of a task he has set, there’s no beating around the bush. The cardinal usually has his audience with the Pope on Mondays. But a couple of days later, Francis calls Bertone himself – as the Vatican Secretary of State confided to figures close to him – to make sure that what was discussed is actually being put into action. Whoever thinks the Pope next door - who shows so much humanity and solidarity to those around him, bending down and hugging them during his audiences - has failed in his role as leader, is mistaken.

The second stop-off point on our journey through the small and big changes in Francis’ pontificate is to do with his leadership style. One Vatican prelate said that “in the almost eight years of Benedict XVI’s reign, the people working with him acted differently each time the Pope gave instructions for action to be taken. The Pope would think a nomination had been made, when in fact a series of obstacles had prevented it from happening. Some time later, Benedict XVI would find out that the process had been left unfinished and postponed…” There have been cases where nominations have been published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis – where all official decisions are published – without the interested party even being informed. This is because the head of the relevant dicastery did not agree with the nomination and tried to stop the Secretary of State from making it official, despite the Pope’s approval.

“Everyone in the Vatican recognises Benedict XVI’s greatness, the depth of his vision for the Church and the humility he showed by resigning; but you’ll have a hard time finding anyone in the Holy See who did not think the Curia’s work left a lot to be desired. This is evident when one looks at the Via Crucis of Ratzinger’s pontificate and the fact he had to personally intervene on a number of occasions to cover up for the failings of those who worked with him. For example when the excommunication of Holocaust denier, Bishop Williamson, was revoked.

Pope Francis’s Vatican: How the New Pontiff Is Shaking Things Up


By Alessandro Speciale / Rome @TIMEWorldJuly 05, 2013
On Friday, Pope Francis fast-tracked approval for the sainthood of two recent pontiffs: Pope John Paul II, who presided over the Church at the end of the Cold War, and Pope John XXIII, who held the liberalizing Second Vatican Council half a century ago. To do so, Pope Francis undercut the Vatican’s traditional bureaucracy and its complex protocols regarding the proof of miracles required to canonize saints. For the Argentine cleric, who assumed the papacy’s top role earlier this year, the move is just the latest sign of his reformist impulses.
Far removed from the realms of saints and miracles, Pope Francis, it seems, has sought to shake up some of the Vatican’s more earthly institutions. The past two weeks have been filled with drama for the Vatican Bank, a tiny organization operating from within the Vatican walls that has been time and again a source of scandal and embarrassment for the Catholic Church. The latest intrigue began with the arrest on June 28 by Italian police of a senior monsignor, Nunzio Scarano, for allegedly planning to smuggle €20 million to Italy in a private jet. Pope Francis then ordered an unprecedented review of the bank by an independent commission. On July 1, came the surprise resignation of the bank’s two top managers. Director General Paolo Cipriani and his deputy, Massimo Tulli, who have led the bank for almost a decade, “have decided that this decision would be in the best interest of the Institute and the Holy See,” said a Vatican statement.
While the Vatican presented their resignation as voluntary, Pope Francis’ move to create a review commission, handpicked by him, with full powers to request documents and question people on the activities of the bank, was clearly seen as a vote of no confidence towards the bank’s management. That is a major step toward establishing better financial transparency for the bank, which is formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) and has long been criticized for its secrecy and lack of accountability. Vatican authorities “have come a long way in a very short period of time” according to Moneyval, a European financial watchdog based in Strasbourg, France. “Catholics around the world have felt Pope Francis’s warmth,” said a Vatican source, referring the simple, heartfelt style of the Argentine pontiff. “But also in the Vatican someone is starting to feel the heat.”

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

ABC News

[with video]
By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome, SPIEGEL
July 6, 2013

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard wherever he can. The establishment is up in arms.
A cardinal in Rome earns about ?3,000 [euros] ($3,888) a month, even less than a pastor in Germany. But a cardinal's life in Rome is a lot more expensive -- with visits to restaurants and shopping at boutiques for the upscale clothing men of the church are expected to wear, not to mention their jewelry and the antiques they display in their apartments. So it's good to have friends who can treat you or otherwise provide support now and then.
Friends are also happy to give a cardinal a hand -- and not just out of religious considerations. A cardinal can be helpful in both political and business terms. So it's not surprising that a symbiotic relationship between parts of the Curia and the upper class around the world has formed -- one that brings together the establishment, luxury and power. It's a nice little tradition that new Pope Francis would like to put an end to. For the Catholic establishment, though, it is nothing less than a catastrophe.


Pope Francis urges church to renew ancient and transient structures without fear of change (HELLO?!?  Vatican Deceits at play here!!!  What “renew ancient and transient structures” HELLO?!? Pope Francis is solidifying ancient Vatican canonization structure, in fact he is doing away with the miracle requirement for John XXIII canonization)

Calgary Herald


VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis says the Catholic church needs to renew structures to accord with "the places, the times."

Francis has been waging a campaign to root out corruption and power plays in the Vatican's bureaucracy and to keep sight of what is essential in the church he was elected in March to lead.
The Argentine-born pontiff offered the encouragement for renewal in a homily during Mass Saturday at the Vatican City hotel where he lives. Francis told Catholics "not to be afraid of renewing some structures" to accord with "the places, the times" and the people, but he didn't specify what needed to be changed.


Pope urges renewal of 'flimsy' church structures

Times LIVE (South Africa)

Pope Francis on Saturday said Catholics should not be afraid of renewing “old and flimsy structures” in the Church, as he plans a major overhaul of the scandal-ridden Vatican bureaucracy and bank.
“In Christian life and in Church life too there are old and flimsy structures. We need to renew them,” the pope said in his homily at a private mass for Swiss Guards, Vatican radio reported on its website.
“We should not be afraid of allowing the flimsy structures that imprison us to fall down,” he said.
“The Church has always allowed itself to be renewed... That is how the Church has developed, leaving it to the Holy Spirit to renew these structures. We should not be afraid of this,” the pope was quoted as saying.
Francis, a moderate conservative elected by a conclave of cardinals in March, has launched an investigation into the Vatican bank and has ordered a group of top cardinals to propose ways of reforming the Vatican administration at a meeting planned for October.

Francis: Church shouldn't fear structural renewal

Minnesota Public Radio

July 6, 2013
By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times, although advising future priests and nuns Saturday to shun costly trappings like the latest smartphones so they can use more resources to help the poor.
Francis has been waging a campaign to root out corruption and power plays in the Vatican's bureaucracy and to keep sight of what is essential in the church he was elected in March to lead.
The Argentine-born pontiff offered the encouragement for renewal in a homily during Mass Saturday at the Vatican City hotel where he lives. Francis told Catholics "not to be afraid of renewing some structures" to accord with "the places, the times" and the people, but he didn't specify what needed to be changed.
He said, "In Christian life, even in the life of the church, there areancient structures, transient structures: It is necessary to renew them!"


When movies shall be made of the pedophile preists, this 10 days should be added.


Read our original article "Dreamworks movie on Boston Pedophile Priests: Its moral message and mission in Boston, in the USA and in the world "


Ten Days that Made History: The Final Days of Cardinal Law,December 3-13, 2002

Ten years ago today, we woke to the news of Cardinal Law's resignation. For Boston Catholics, it was the climax to ten days of uproar, and a bombshell finish to a tumultuous year. Our timeline below captures the fast-breaking developments of Law's final days, starting with the release of once-secret church documents. Boston had seen many church documents during 2002, but the details in the files released on December 3 were particularly terrible and the evidence of Law's cover-up particularly egregious. In the next ten days, Law was served a subpoena, priests revolted, protesters thronged the cathedral, more files were released -- and all of this was documented in a storm of media coverage. The crisis was front-page news nine of the ten days, with more than 50 articles in The Boston Globe alone. 
Tuesday December 3, 2002
  • In the ten-month-long civil case brought by Shanley victim Gregory Ford and his parents, eight additional files are obtained and made public, detailing sexual abuse by priests and Law's concealment of the abuse. One priest abused girls who wanted to be nuns, telling them he was "the second coming of Christ" and instructing them to "link spiritual stages to sexual acts." Another was kept in ministry by Law despite reports that he had abused three children and violently beaten his housekeeper.
Wednesday December 4, 2002
  • The newly released files are the top stories of The Boston Globeand Boston Herald. This day alone, the two papers run 14 articles on the crisis.
  • The Boston archdiocese's Finance Council authorizes Law to pursue a Chapter 11 filing.
Thursday December 5, 2002
  • The Fords release church records of Rev. James D. Foley, revealing that Law had re-assigned Foley to a parish after the priest confessed to fleeing the bed of the mother of his two children as she lay dying of a drug overdose.
Friday December 6, 2002
  • Cardinal Law secretly departs Boston hours before a subpoena is delivered to his Boston residence, requiring him to appear before a state grand jury. Law flies first to Washington DC, where he meets with the papal nuncio, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo. A day or two later, he flies from DC to Rome.

Sunday December 8, 2002

  • More than 300 protesters chant "Law must go" outside Boston's cathedral, where Law had been scheduled to deliver a homily. Law abruptly cancels his appearance. The media and public still do not realize that he is not in Boston. 
  • Law is spotted having dinner at a restaurant in Rome by John Allen, Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.
Monday December 9, 2002
  • 58 Boston priests sign and make public a letter calling on Cardinal Law to resign: "The priests and people of Boston have lost confidence in you as their spiritual leader."
  • The Vatican issues a statement confirming Law's presence inRome.
  • Seven additional priest files are made public by the Fords.
  • Law's former aide Bishop John McCormack in New Hampshire signs a legally binding agreement with the NH Attorney General, acknowledging that the state has enough evidence to sustain the diocese's conviction on charges of child endangerment. The agreement mandates the release of a detailed reportan 8,600-page archive, and a state audit of the diocese
Tuesday December 10, 2002
  • Attorney General Tom Reilly harshly criticizes the archdiocese in an unusually frank interview: "The archdiocese has used every tool and maneuver available to them to keep us from the facts we need."
Wednesday December 11, 2002
Thursday December 12, 2002
Friday December 13, 2002
  • In a statement from Rome, Cardinal Law announces that the Pope has accepted his resignation. "To all those who have suffered from my shortcomings and mistakes I both apologize and from them beg forgiveness," he writes. "The particular circumstances of this time suggest a quiet departure."


Why Does Hollywood Celebrate Fraudsters Who Rip Us Off?

Movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” have but one message: Take the money and run.
Margot Robbie, who plays the wife of hard-partying stock swindler Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Streetexplains in an interviewhow Martin Scorsese bamboozles the audience into cheering a morally repugnant man:

“Often, you know, the protagonist, the hero of the story is a bad guy, but you’re on his side the whole way. And everyone else, too, like, they’re not really technically portrayed as good people in the film,but you’re still on their side. They’re breaking the law and you want them to get away with it. It’s kind of amazing that he can position the audience to feel that way about characters who are blatantly doing horrible things. It’s great though. It’s fun!”

For three hours, Belfort, portrayed with manic intensity by Leonardo DiCaprio, lies, humps and snorts his way through a binge of fraud and frolic that would make Gordon Gekko, and possibly a few Roman emperors, blush. Belfort starts out hustling penny stocks, selling “garbage to garbage men,” but quickly works his way up from screwing over poor people to ripping off wealthy investors, using the proceeds to hire truckloads of hookers and dwarves used for target practice at office parties (seriously!).

Not everyone was amused. In an open letter to Scorsese and DiCaprio, Christina McDowell, the daughter of one of Belfort’s partners in crime, describes the emotional pain and financial ruin she suffered as a teen when the dad she believed in turned out to be a crook. She doesn’t mince words about the treatment of the Belfort saga in the film: (COMMENT:  We don’t mince words either that Pope Francis is the worst Pope of all times for shredding Vatican Bank decades old transactions and for canonizing the criminal pope John Paul II who covered-up thousands of pedophile priests in the Eucharistic Sodomy of Biblical Proportions under his longest papacy watch)  

“So here’s the deal. You people are dangerous. Your film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals. We want to get lost in what? These phony financiers’ fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truthThis kind of behavior brought America to its knees. And yet you’re glorifying ityou who call yourselves liberals.” (COMMENT:  the same can be said of the behavior of the Gay Lobby sexual orgies at the Vatican and the Hoax SORCERY of the Eucharist of Houdini Popes and Merlin priests who cannot clone an ant or a cat and therefore they cannot clone Christ either… and the JP2 Army John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army who put the Catholic Church to its knees!)  

She’s got a point. Why does Hollywood celebrate financial fraudsters when just about the entire country has been victimized by them?(COMMENT:  The same can be said of Pope Francis and the Vatican who celebrate John Paul II, Opus Dei Bishop Finn, Cardinals and Bishops who were “fraudsters” who aided and abetted pedophile priests “when just about the entire country or Catholic Church has been victimized by them?

One Nation Under Fraud

The idea that we can reinvent ourselves and shimmy up the social and economic ladder runs deep in American culture, tapped most famously in The Great Gatsby(recently adapted in a film starring DiCaprio, whose roles as the conman-charmer include the fictional Jay Gatsby and Frank Abagnale, the real-life forger of Catch Me if You Can). It’s as old as the canny Dutch traders who finagled their way into property in early New Amsterdam and morphed into America‘s social elite.We’re a country founded in no small part by smugglers, pirates, slavers, and financial fraudsters of every description.

But unlike the case of Australiaour religious traditions run almost as deep as our worship of money. Puritan preachers and historians threw a cloak of morality over this festival of flimflam and taught us that he who has the money must be favored by God — a god who eventually took on a code name: the Market. Guided by an invisible hand, the West was settled and the railroads were built and if large numbers of people were hustled — or worse — in the process, at least we had a shot at upward mobility amid the ruckus. So the story went.

Certainly this tradition explains part of our fascination — and acceptance — of con artists. ButHollywood added its own hypnotic magic to the mix.
Hollywood Hustle

Martin Scorsese is a product of New York’s Little Italy of the 1940s, where certain energetic men broke the bounds of working-class drudgery to become celebrated mobsters. As a boy, Scorsese could not help but be awed by the swaggering swindlers who never suffered humiliation from the factory boss. In reality, it was Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal which did the most to lift New York City and neighborhoods like Little Italy out of the Depression. But WPA workers weren’t as sexy as mobsters, and in the era of the blacklist, they were anything but likely objects for a movie. Scorsese became entranced by characters from humble places who got their piece of the American pie by playing the right con.

The little boy grew up to give America a body of work enamored withmacho crime culture. Scorsese’s first foray into mainstream movie-making, The Color of Money, celebrates of the romance of the pool shark. He followed that success with Goodfellas and Casino, two violent gangster movies that made crime feel glamorous and guilt-freeThe hustler was now a rock star, a celebrity, the man to root for, even in his excesses — and of course, he was always a man.
This romance of the swindler, courtesy of Scorsese and Coppola, has permeated American popular culture so profoundly that it now dominates even the daytime soap opera. “General Hospital,” the 50-year-old grande dame of daytime, is now populated by more mobsters than medical personnel. The mob boss has become the romantic hero for America‘s stay-at-home moms.

Exclusive: How 'Argo' Came to Light

December 02, 2013

Ben Affleck's Argo is back with an Extended Edition on Blu-ray just in time for the holidays, and we have an exclusive first look at the brand-new bonus feature Argo Declassified, detailing just how Tony Mendez's daring operation was chosen to be honored as part of the CIA's 50th anniversary so that the world could learn about the extraordinary tale.

Affleck's Best Picture Oscar winner is an engrossing, absolutely unbelievable true story that manages to effectively balance well-earned laughs alongside moments of sheer terror, and now nine additional minutes of footage have been added to the cut, delving deeper into Mendez's personal relationships with his wife and son.

Taken from declassified government files about the real-life Iran hostage crisis that consumed headlines at the end of the turbulent '70s, Argo finds a bearded Ben playing a CIA "exfiltration" specialist who comes up with an audacious plan to extract the six Americans: devise a fake Hollywood sci-fi movie called Argo as a cover to allow a rescue team in behind enemy lines to pull it off.

Related Video: Ben Affleck Calls the Success of 'Argo' a 'Dream' 

Available Tuesday on Blu-ray with UltraViolet digital copy, the Argo Extended Edition includes three brand-new special features: Argo DeclassifiedBen Affleck's Balancing Act and the mash-up Argo F*ck! Yourself (in which Affleck leads an all-star review of Argo's classic line). The box set also includes collectible premiums -- a one-sheet poster, a map of Tehran, a reproduction of Tony Mendez's CIA ID card, and a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, production notes, cast bios and more.

The Trouble With Francis: Three Things That Worry Me

Religion Dispatches
Will Pope Francis be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated engaging in "spiritual exercises" in next month's issue?
Given the spate of media attention he has received in the U.S. market, I will not be surprised by anything. Just to head off distractions, let me stipulate that I do have a heart, and approve of the personal direction of this pope: a simple lifestyle, a commitment to the poor, a soft touch with those who are young or ill, all indicate a fine human being, indeed what Christianity would hold up as a model.
I note only that his predecessor popes and some of their episcopal sycophants gave the job such a bad name that the bar is low. Undoing their structures and policies, especially regarding criminal sexual scandals and Vatican finances, will take longer than these first nine months of the Francis papacy.
The phenomenon of a pope becoming a pop culture icon is fascinating, troubling, and not a little confusing. Here are a few of the puzzles I'm struggling with as I try to make sense of the current Catholic religious scene.

John Dear, Jesuit known for peace witness, dismissed from order  (COMMENT:  This proves that the Opus Dei controls the Jesuits and the Pope.  Opus Dei does not tolerate any criticism against the Catholic Church or the hierarchy and that is why John Dear has been dismissed)

National Catholic Reporter
Joshua J. McElwee | Jan. 7, 2014
WASHINGTON A popular U.S. Catholic priest and author known for his peace writings and some 75 arrests for civil disobedience actions across the country has been dismissed from the international Jesuit religious order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives.
Removal of Fr. John Dear caps 32 years in the order for the priest, who has been known for protesting a wide range of issues, including U.S. policies on Latin America, nuclear weapons development, and thecooperation of Jesuit educational institutions with American military recruiting programs such as the ROTC.
The dismissal also raises the specter of Pope Francis, the first head of the Catholic church to belong to the Jesuit order, having to confirm the dismissal of one of the order's members.
Dear, a longtime NCR columnist, writes about the dismissal in hisweekly column, posted Tuesday. He writes that he is leaving "with a heavy heart ... because the Society of Jesus in the U.S. has changed so much since I entered in 1982 and because my Jesuit superiors have tried so hard over the decades to stop my work for peace.

Correspondence with a Legionary Hurt by My Call for the Destruction of the Legion

Catholic and Enjoying It!
January 8, 2014 By Mark Shea
He writes:

Just a short note to say that I read your blog about destroy the Legionaries and I thought I would drop you a quick email to ask you to have a cup of coffee with one of them so you can formulate an opinion about these fine men after you meet with one of them. I have been around them since 1996 and I shared my opinions and dissatisfaction with their some of their methods and the ways that they did things. I would also like to point out the many good things that they did and continue to do. Through them I learned to be a better father and husband and they helped me be a better person.
They are not perfect and have faults but they are trying to improve and reform. Please encourage them and be kind to them. I respect your passion and your direct way of speaking because I am cut from the same cloth. I am hurt by your words destroy the Legion, they do not deserve this. If you got to know them, you would really like them. I have had to refrain from writing emails when I am angry or have a disagreement with someone because I call a spade a spade but I realized that my words hurt people and I cannot do this anymore so the only emails I write are kind emails. That way I stay out of trouble. Maybe you can try the same thing. It helped me, maybe it can help you.

I’m sure there are many nice and good Legionaries. Most of them were the victims of a con artist and obviously sought and seek to serve God. But the robot he built is, I think, unsalvageable and needs to be destroyed because it will continue to use its members as human shields for grave evil since that’s what Maciel built the robot to do. The members need to be freed from this evil organization and go find something to do in some other apostolate that is ordered toward God and not toward defending its evil founder. Organizations, like computers, don’t do what we want them to do. They do what they are designed to do. The Legionaries were carefully and deliberately designed by an evil monster to facilitate and cover up his monstrous crimes and that organization continues to do what he built it to do, despite the best intentions of the rank and file good folk who joined it for entirely pious reasons and who continue to this day to try to serve Christ with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. The organization is, in fact, designed to act as a drag on that and diverty all that energy toward defending the ghost of its evil founder.

 Yet Another Sex Scandal For The Catholic Church

I Should Be Laughing

What’s this; another sex scandal brewing for the already scandal-plagued Catholic Church? Yup, only this time it isn’t about priests raping children and the Church lying and covering it up with new jobs out of town and payoffs to the victims. No, this particular sex scandal is right in Papa’s house, The Vatican, where a former member of the Swiss Guard has claimed that he was regularly propositioned for sex by the ALLEGED 'gay lobby' of high-ranking clergy in the Vatican.
The man, who was responsible for the Pope's security and for now remains unnamed — which doesn’t help with his credibility, I will say that — says that Cardinals, bishops, priests and other officials regularly tried to coerce him into illicit sex acts inside the Vatican.
The former guard said he received up to 20 'unambiguous requests' from members of the clergy and that he was asked for sex by a dignitary close to Pope John Paul II; he also swears that a senior official fondled him and that a bishop left a bottle of whisky on his bed with a visiting card placed next to it. And one other incident occurred when a priest invited the guard to dinner saying that the guard would be “served” after for dessert.
Now, this is all hearsay and innuendo and rumor and gossip, but the fact remains that they are many closeted gay men within the clergy, inside and outside the Vatican, and because they must remain closeted the idea of trying to procure a sexual relationship with an employee of sorts is not that far-fetched.

Gallup’s Moral Bankruptcy

The Worthy Adversary
Joelle Casteix
This week, The Gallup Independent published a scathing editorial about the bankruptcy proceedings in the Catholic Diocese of Gallup.
From the editorial:
[Bishop James] Wall and his bankruptcy attorneys — who are billing the diocese hundreds of dollars per hour — are already dragging the process out in an unjust, inequitable and unmerciful manner by trying to sell Judge David T. Thuma and the Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee program a bogus bill of goods. They are trying to convince federal officials that its priests aren’t really its employees, that its parishes aren’t really part of the diocese, and that its three main nonprofit organizations, the Catholic Peoples Foundation, Southwest Indian Foundation, and Catholic Charities of Gallup, don’t really raise money to benefit programs in the diocese.
It’s not the first time we have seen editorials like this.
Seems to me that if I attended a church where the leaders—who claim to carry the cross and message of Jesus Christ—repeatedly attempt to lie, cheat and swindle the court system, I’d find a new church. You know, a moral one.


People, please STOP DONATING to the ORATORY and STOP LIGHTING CANDLES to St. Joseph and instead donate your money to Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, your local charities, and the homeless shelters of Montreal.God will listen more to your prayers in your acts of charity because they are better than material candles and money you give to the wealthy billionaire CSC religious Holy Cross family of Saint Brother Andre. If you were to face Christ on Judgement Day today, He will not ask you how many candles you have lit at the Oratory of St. Joseph, but how many poor people you have helped, as He has said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you have also done to Me.”

  ZEUS GIANT SAINT JOSEPH did NOTHING to stop pedophile priests of the Congregation de Sainte-Croix happening right before his very eyes for 50 years

If you live in Los Angeles, or elsewhere in the USA or in the world, and are planning a “pilgrimage” to the Oratory of St. Joseph or flying to the Vatican, DON'T GO and instead DONATE that pilgrimage money to the Red Cross or your local charity - or sponsor a poor student and pay for his or her school supplies and school lunch for a year, or feed a homeless person for a year at McDonald's,  instead of flying to Montreal to see the Oratory or the Vatican Mammon Beast - and God will listen more to your prayers in your act of mercy rather feeding the Vatican Mammon Beast or St. Joseph Oratory Mammon Beast copying the Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy.

Children are better sex educated reading the Los Angles files rather than wasting their time to attend the wizardry of the Mass where priests ceaselessly reiterate those old horrid stories of extinct people in the Bible, read here the Immoral Bible
It’s more important and more relevant for children to know the story of Eleuterio Ramos and all JP2 Army Vatican sex maniac rapists priests of the 20th century - than the ancient Bible stories irrelevant mythical figures like Jonah being swallowed by a whale, read here the Los Angeles Files

BOYCOTT Oratory of Saint Joseph! CANDLES togiant Zeus statues of St. Joseph and Brother Andre cannot protect children from CSC pedophiles 

Wealth of Vatican Billions: its history, sources, and assets today worldwide. BOYCOTT the Vatican Museum and boycott ALL donations to the Vatican Catholic Church Reign of Terror  

Vatican Last Tsar Benedict XVI resigns as Vatican Pontiff of Vatican Catholic Church. It’s deceitful to say “Roman Pontiff” of “Roman Catholic Church” is here

Billion Dollar Christ & Apostles in Red now playing in Vatican. Evil impact of Papal Conclave: epidemic violence against women & perpetuity of poor countries

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