Millenial Misrepresentations
Rome and Religious Freedom

Rome's Dream : England's Nightmare

As I stated in Vale the Reformation:

"It is an illusion that the Second World War ended in 1945. The Vatican continues to wage relentless war against the countries that defeated her Concordat partners, Germany and Italy..."

As I also stated in The Enterprise of England:

"In 1588, Philip II of Spain and Pope Sixtus V had a dream. It was called "The Enterprise of England." It was a dream of conquest and forcible re-conversion of newly-Protestand England. Their great Armada failed miserably.

"It would be a mistake, however, to assume that this "Enterprise of England" was buried along with the mortal bodies of Philip and Sixtus. Although strategies and tactics had to change over time and go underground in line with public opinion, the great dream of Philip and Sixtus has been relentlessly pursued by their spiritual descendants for over four hundred years and is now about to become a reality. At least that is the fond hope of Rome."

A key post-WWII element of  Vatican strategy was to destroy Protestant England's sovereignty by engulfing her in the European Economic Community. Now that this aim has become a reality, the success of this Vatican strategy is trumpeted from the rooftops.

An article by Zenit entitled "Catholic Origins of the European Union" had this to say:

"Catholic historian Alan Fimister, author of  "Robert Schumann: Neo-scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe," published by Peter Lang, affirmed that Schuman's actions in 1950 to found what would later be the European Union were, to a remarkable degree, the conscious implementation of the Neo-Thomistic project of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903).

"In this interview with ZENIT, Fimister discusses the Catholic vision of the European Union's founders and what it means for a Catholic understanding of the European Union today."

When asked about Robert Schuman's vision for the development of a united Europe, and how widely that vision was shared by the other founders of what has become the European Union, Fimister responded:

"The first European Community was the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) from which the other communities developed. These were eventually merged into the European Community and then placed within the larger framework of the European Union, which now includes intergovernmental cooperation on security and foreign affairs as well as the "communitarian" supranational tasks of the original community.

"The political leaders who founded the ECSC were overwhelmingly Catholic: Robert Schuman was intensely loyal to the faith and affirmed publicly that papal encyclicals "define Catholic doctrine and bind in conscience." Konrad Adenauer and Alcide de Gaspari were also particularly important...Adenauer and de Gaspari were both strongly influenced by Leo XIII's teaching and its intellectual legacy. Schuman was directly influenced by Maritain's conception of supranational democracy as the foundation for a New Christendom. "Europe," said Schuman, is "the establishment of a generalized democracy in the Christian sense of the word."

An orchestrated two-pronged campaign by Rome - destablisation of England from within and loss of sovereignty from without - has achieved what her Concordat partners, Germany and Italy, failed to do by brute strength. See The Enterprise of England,Vale the Reformation, and Vale the Church of England.

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