Fr. Charles Murr claims the hostile JP1/Baggio meeting was reported "in Time Magazine." Is this true?
Nice work Mike. Sadly, the obsession certain Catholics have with Freemasonry is linked to the original conspiracy theory, namely, anti Semitism.
Thank you Mike for this investigative report. Like a good investigative reporter, you've gone the extra mile to check several sources, point out the inconsistencies and then come up with a credible conclusion.
Hi Mr Lewis. The process you’ve gone through for this topic has got to be one of the most frustrating things you’ve had to do, but like the other commenters, I also appreciate it very much. Many of us would love to ignore books like Fr Murr’s or documentaries like Mass of the Ages, but due to who family or friends are, we can’t. But many of us also do not have the time or ability to go down the rabbit-hole of research needed for a true rebuttal. Fr Murr’s book had quite a bit to question and criticize on its own, but articles like what you’ve written here on substack give a lot more factors to bring to conversations.
Thanks for the good work you are doing with this. The Pope ought to knight you or something. God bless!
Thank you once again for all your hard work in uncovering as much as we can know about the situation.
Excellent work Mr Lewis.
False or distorted accounts involving Popes and the Vatican tend to have certain features: conspiracy theories (freemasons modernists, etc.), highly subjective descriptions (various persons' moods, motivations, plans, etc.), an axe to grind, conjecture, sensationalism, unprovable alleged facts and accusations. And Fr. Muir's account has all these features.
Was Cardinal Gagnon's report on the entire Roman Catholic Curia, delivered to Pope Paul VI near his death (he said "next pope") ever released to the public or at least Catholic authors?
Murr was there in the days leading up to the popes death and in close communication with people who were with Jon Paul. The other sources are far removed and largely full of info supplied by the Vatican press office.