A Letter to Pope Benedict XVI
July 20, 2008
The following letter was sent by registered mail to Pope Benedict XVI on 15 July 2008. Copies were also distributed to the various Princes of the Church listed beneath the letter:
The Bishop of Rome
Pope Benedict XVI
Office of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith
Piazza del S. Uffizio, 11, 00193
Your visit to Australia for World Youth Day happens to coincide with the eightieth year of the incarceration of one, Thomas Michael Wixted, and with the Jubilee year of his death, so I will take this opportunity to acquaint you with certain facts.
Thomas Michael Wixted was a Queensland farmer born in 1889 and baptised into the Roman Catholic faith. Around the age of 40, he began to examine and then to question the doctrines of his religion. He, accompanied by his wife Margaret, also a Roman Catholic, visited the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Sir James Duhig, to acquaint the Archbishop with his position regarding the veracity of Catholic doctrine.
A short time later, he was committed to a "lunatic asylum," as such institutions were at that time designated, and declared legally dead, as was also the procedure at that time. The name of the lunatic asylum was “Goodna.” The word “Goodna” is of Aboriginal derivation. It has a very expressive meaning which accurately captures the attitude of the authorities towards the man Thomas Michael Wixted – the word means “human dung.” He was regarded as “human dung” and consigned to the “human dung” lunatic asylum for more than twenty years – an experience from which he was never to recover.
The position taken by Thomas Michael Wixted effectively challenged the position of the Roman Catholic authorities, in the person of Archbishop Duhig. The essential elements of the position taken by T.M. Wixted were:
- That Roman Catholic theology had always been incorrect in its interpretation of the nature of the Supreme Being and in its characterisation of Jesus of Nazareth.
- That the simple message of the New Testament had been rendered utterly meaningless by doctrines that taught he was something other than a normal man.
- That Jesus of Nazareth was a perfectly normal human being who had been chosen by God to be his instrument of intervention into human affairs.
- That church scholars had known for at least 1800 years that the doctrine of the Miraculous Incarnation was based on a mistranslation of Isaiah 7:14.
- That after promulgating this false teaching, the Hellenist-Latin "fathers" of the church subsequently encountered scriptural problems which could only be addressed by promulgating more false teachings, which in turn created more scriptural problems, resulting in yet more false teachings.
- That, therefore, not one of the major doctrinal pillars of the Roman Catholic Church had been based upon the New Testament.
After the death of Thomas Michael Wixted on October 15, 1958, his legacy of truth passed to his son, Edward Patrick Wixted, and others. Collectively, this group of people is known as T.M.Wixted & Co (Established 1929).
The position taken by T.M. Wixted & Co. is that doctrines such as the Trinity, the Miraculous Incarnation, and the various 'divinity' teachings, impose a barrier between Jesus of Nazareth and the rest of humanity: they misrepresent the values he stood for; they falsify the issues that brought him into collision with the priests; and they distort the motives of those who caused him to be crucified.
Most of all, they conceal the fact that these same issues are just as much alive today as they were in 30AD.
The issues for which Jesus of Nazareth was crucified are universal and relevant for all time. They were made explicit by a collision of wills which took place at a certain time (30 AD) and in a certain place (Jerusalem). The doctrine of the Miraculous Incarnation distorts the New Testament claim that Jesus was a man who, from a position of the greatest weakness, challenged the values of those in the highest authority.
Jesus was a man who died for a principle. He was crucified by the self-righteous ignorance and arrogance of the Priestly Establishment, of whose teachings he had warned the people to beware. This warning was given at the end of the Abrahamic Old Covenant. Now, after nearly two thousand years of the New Covenant, nothing has changed. The New Covenant has been similarly apostasied by the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Priestly Establishment for a similar length of time.
Jesus of Nazareth told Pilate that he had been born to bear witness to the truth –
“…To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.” (John 18:37)
Bearing witness to the truth resulted in his crucifixion.
Brisbane, 1928 AD, saw a replay of Jerusalem, 30 AD, when another man bearing witness to the truth was “crucified” by the self-righteous ignorance and arrogance of the Roman Catholic Priestly Establishment.
God's controversy with man began in the Garden of Eden and has continued through the ages right to this present moment. It is a controversy that demands of man that he weigh all things in the balances and find true measure.
The truth that Thomas Michael Wixted sought to reveal was silenced, but his legacy will not be silenced for God has -
“appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.” (Acts 17:31)
Yours in the pursuit of truth,
Vynette Holliday of T.M. Wixted & Co. (Established 1929)
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Secretary Rev. Brian Lucas
Archbishop Philip E Wilson DD JCL
Archbishop Barry J Hickey DD OAM STL BA MSocWk
Cardinal George Pell DD STL MEd DPhil (Oxon) FACE
Archbishop John A Bathersby DD STD
Archbishop Denis J Hart DD
Archbishop Adrian L Doyle DD
Bishop Michael E Putney DD
Bishop David L Walker DD MTh (Lon)
Archbishop Mark B Coleridge DD BA DSS