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In the process of performing research into a topic related to this post, I found a thread that took me deeper and deeper toward a possible answer to a burning question that has both plagued and burdened me for over a year. Why has the Catholic Church absconded justice for global crimes for generations?
Module 9 | Prompt
- With all of the current evidence against the Roman Catholic Church, why has there been no punishment from world leaders against the Church's crimes? Crimes which include tens of thousands of children raped and sexually molested by pedophile priests, and evidence of millions, if not billions, of dollars in financial misconduct and fraud.
Today, it clicked...
In plain sight, on Wikipedia no less, I found a generally innocent contribution - that is, if you do not observe the surrounding history with the present.
It's as close as you can get to evidence of a long held conspiracy of the existence of an elite sect called the 'Illuminati.' However, I loath conspiracies. Still, and none-the-less, this is one of those moments it would be reasonable to shout "holy ****!"
'The Order of The Golden Fleece' is a fit. Not purely by circumstance, but by design and with the intentions of the Church - for generations.
"Established by the Burgundian duke Philip the Good in 1430, for the purpose of defending the Roman Catholic religion, to uphold the usages of chivalry, and to increase the prestige of the dukes of Burgundy. The Order was ideally supposed to settle all disputes between its knights, whose actions were to be appraised, commended, or censured at its chapters [presumably by the Church]; the knights had the right to trial by their fellows on charges of rebellion, treason, or heresy" (Wikipedia).
The following living world leaders belong to the Spanish Order of The Golden Fleece (list via Wikipedia):
- "Felipe VI of Spain (1981) – As reigning King of Spain, Sovereign of the Order since 2014 after his father abdicated his rights to him.
- Juan Carlos I of Spain (1941) – Former Sovereign of the Order as King of Spain from 1975 to 2014.
- King Constantine II of Greece (1964)
- Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the King of Sweden (1983)
- Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan (1985)
- Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (1985)
- Margrethe II of Denmark, the Queen of Denmark (1985)
- Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms (1989)
Established by the Burgundian duke Philip the Good in 1430, for the purpose of defending the Roman Catholic religion..
- King Albert II of Belgium (1994)
- Harald V of Norway, the King of Norway (1995)
- Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the former Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, 2001–2005 (2004)
- Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (2007)
- Javier Solana (2010)
- Víctor García de la Concha (2010)
- Nicolas Sarkozy, Former President of the French Republic and Co-Prince of Andorra, 2007–2012 (2011) 
- Enrique V. Iglesias (2014)
- Leonor, Princess of Asturias (2015)
Of the Austrian Order of The Golden Fleece:
- The Duke of Bavaria (1960)
- Count Johann Larisch of Moennich (1960
- Archduke Karl of Austria (1961) – Sovereign (Grand Master) of the Order since 2000
- Archduke Andreas Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
- Archduke Carl Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
- Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
- Archduke Michael of Austria
- Archduke Michael Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
- Archduke Georg of Austria
- Archduke Carl Christian of Austria
- King Albert II of Belgium
- Prince Albrecht of Hohenberg
- The Duke of Württemberg
- The Prince of Lobkowicz
- Count Johann of Hoyos-Sprinzenstein
- The Prince of Liechtenstein
- Prince Clemens of Altenburg
- The Duke of Braganza
- Count Josef Hubert of Neipperg
- The Prince of Schwarzenberg (1991)
- Archduke Joseph of Austria (born 1960)
- The Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
- Count Gottfried of Czernin of Chudenitz
- Mariano Hugo, Prince of Windisch-Graetz
- Baron Johann Friedrich of Solemacher-Antweiler
- Baron Nicolas Adamovich de Csepin
- Bernard Guerrier de Dumast (fr) (2001)
- The Prince of Panagyurishte (2002)
- The King of the Belgian (2008)
- The Prince of Ligne (2011)
- Prince Charles-Louis de Merode (2011)
- Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria
- The Margrave of Meissen (2012)
- Chancellor: Count Alexander von Pachta-Reyhofen (since 2005)
- Grand Chaplain: Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (since 1992)
- Chaplain: Count Gregor Henckel-Donnersmarck (since 2007)
- Treasurer: Baron Wulf Gordian von Hauser (since 1992)
- Registrar: Count Karl-Philipp von Clam-Martinic (since 2007)
- Herald: Count Karl-Albrecht von Waldstein-Wartenberg (since 1997)" (Wikipedia, 2019).
"As Christianity’s rise to power was a ‘top-down’ process rather than one inspired by popular pressure, the authority and executive power of the Church was dependent on its relationship with the Roman ruling elite ... This tradition continued even until Pope Pius XII negotiated the Reichskonkordat treaty with Nazi Germany, which made the Church the first legal partners of Adolf Hitler’s regime ... [and] on closer inspection, it becomes clear [that the Church formed allegiances when] the infighting between European powers ... threatened to leave the Church’s status as the foremost religion in the continent as vulnerable. [...]
It is true that the hierarchy of the early Church reflected, or ‘mimicked’, the organisation [sic] of the [early] Empire(s), with the ecclesiastical structure being headed by Constantine, who appointed the bishops. The Church also adopted the same organisational [sic] boundaries as the Empire: geographical provinces, called dioceses, corresponding to imperial governmental territorial division. In the words of Charles Norris Cochrane: ‘Ecclesiastical councils functioned as parliaments embodying the philosophic […] wisdom of the Empire.’ However, the structure of today’s more democratic and more complicated Church is very different to the one it was ... years ago; most notably in its current separation from the state in most European countries" (Gay, 2019).
See interdisciplinary Resources for references.
- Gay. T. (2019). The Influence of the Roman Empire on the Catholic Church. Retrospect Journal.
Other sources (not scholarly):
- Wikipedia contributors. (2019, November 28). Order of the Golden Fleece. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:01, December 3, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Order_of_the_Golden_Fleece&oldid=928391593
Indeed, there have been a few 'conspiracy theorists' style presentations on the Order of The Golden Fleece, with similar - or even expanded observations. I will not judge them, as each would require an additional review of the evidence presented.
Presently, it appears that Wikipedia sources accurately indicate many of the royal dynasties are active members of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Moreover, all have quietly continued their history or role as a Knight of the Order. Offering loyalty and protection of the Roman Catholic Church - despite revelations of institutional crimes.
Further, on the surface and down deep, details indicate the this is a relationship that has a dubious history.
Where power resides, so too does influence. And the history of the Roman Catholic Church does indeed align with practices that shield its activity in times of question. As such, it would not be a stretch to speculate that the reserves and aims of the Roman Catholic Church very much have something to do with the taxonomies of our social and economic global system today; with what appears to be a relatively refreshed effort to court the global elite.
Yes, the global system is rigged, and the Roman Catholic Church wouldn't have it any other way.
Religion. More on the subject later.
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