In his effort to produce a film exposing homosexuality in the Vatican to make Pope Francis renounce, Steve Bannon caused backlash from conservative Catholic leaders and was exposed for his own involvement with two notorious pedophiles
By Julio Severo
LifeSiteNews, the most prominent Catholic pro-life website in the world, gave full attention and support when Steve Bannon showed in 2019 his intent to produce a film exposing homosexuality in the Vatican. But in 2020 his intent became an impossible mission, especially after his arrest for defrauding donors.
|Steve Bannon being arrested
Yet, every Catholic should understand his intent and what is behind it.
“People will only understand the scale of the problem of the infiltration of homosexuality into the Vatican if they see it on the big screen,” said Bannon in an interview with LifeSiteNews in 2019.
However, LifeSiteNews refrained from saying if people will only understand Bannon after seeing on big screen his own dirty secrets. Convicted child sex offender George Nader visited the White House at least 13 times to meet with Bannon in 2017, records indicate, according to the Washington Examiner, which added that “They were always private meetings.”
After President Donald Trump fired Bannon, Nader, who was known for his links to Saudis, secured a $100,000speaking fee for Bannon.
This is not the only suspicious problem involving Bannon and pedophiles. According to a 2019 NewsMax report titled “Jeffrey Epstein’s Butler Reveals Bannon Meetings in Paris,” pedophile Jeffrey Epstein entertained Steve Bannon at his Paris apartment. NewsMax said,
“Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, visited Jeffrey Epstein at the convicted pedophile’s Paris apartment in the fall of 2018, an ex-butler who worked at Epstein’s posh digs claims.”
Epstein’s butler said, “I was even his driver in Paris.”
NewsMax also said,
“It’s apparently not Bannon’s only meet-up with Epstein. Last year, The New York Post reported that Bannon secretly met with Epstein at the financier’s East 71st Street townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in August 2018. According to the report, Bannon was seen exiting his SUV and entering sprawling 21,000-square-foot home.”
Epstein was a notorious provider of underage girls to wealthy and famous men.
“It is the book of the year,” Bannon said to LifeSiteNews, which added, “After several lengthy telephone conversations, Bannon and Martel met in person on May 19 in Paris, at the five-star Bristol Paris Hotel, upon Mr. Bannon’s initiative.”
LifeSiteNews granted Bannon and Martel the grace to review its report to guarantee its accuracy prior to publication. Even so, there were several inaccuracies in the report, from a conservative Christian viewpoint. Nor Bannon and much less Martel are Christian conservatives.
“The film’s evident goal: to arouse outrage among ordinary Catholics around the world, and from this outrage, bring about major changes in the leadership at the Vatican,” according to Dr. Robert Moynihan. These changes could include the resignation of Pope Francis.
Immediately after LifeSiteNews published its report, U.S. conservative Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke issued a statement publicly breaking all relations with the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, a Catholic organization supported by Bannon. Burke had occasionally met with Bannon in recent years and had been honored as the honorary president of Bannon’s Institute.
In his public letter, Burke said,
“I do not, in any way, agree with Mr. Bannon’s assessment of the book in question. Furthermore, I am not at all of the mind that the book should be made into a film. I disagree completely with a number of Mr. Bannon’s statements regarding the doctrine and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church… I was named the Honorary President of the Institute. In recent time, the Institute has become more and more identified with the political program of Mr. Bannon. While I have urged the Institute to return to its original purpose, it has not done so, as is evident in its involvement with this latest initiative of Mr. Bannon. I have, therefore, effective immediately, terminated any relationship with the Dignitatis Humanae Institute.”
This breaking of relations between Bannon and Burke represented a significant breaking of relations conservative Catholics and Bannon’s populism.
The breaking was necessary, because conservative Catholics were being extremely condescending with Bannon because of his opposition to Francis. In fact, they were and are willing to sacrifice any principle to support others who oppose Francis. For example, LifeSiteNews is famous for exposing homosexual militants within the Catholic Church, but it was generously kind to Martel, who considers himself “a French liberal of the left, atheist and openly gay,” just because he was willing to help Bannon make the anti-Vatican film.
To overthrow Francis by using homosexual scandals at the Vatican while at the same time collaborating with the openly homosexual French writer Frederic Martel is not consistent with Catholic or even conservative values.
Catholics seem to be easily deceived by syncretic Catholics like Bannon. LifeSiteNews loved Bannon’s plan to make a film about homosexual scandals in the Vatican, even though Bannon has his own suspicious connections with pedophiles. And after Bannon’s arrest, Catholic pro-family leader Brian S. Brown defended him. Brown argued that the court prosecuting Bannon is very liberal. Yet, this is the same court that prosecuted pedophile Epstein. So is the court that was not wrong to prosecute Epstein wrong to prosecute Bannon, who had connections with Epstein?
Yet, not only Catholics have been deceived by syncretic “Catholic” Bannon. Charisma, the largest Pentecostal magazine in the world, published an August 27, 2020 report titled “They Just Came After Steve Bannon,” by Amir George.
George mentioned an alleged exclusive Catholic upbringing of Bannon, saying that the following books influenced him:
“Keith Kottler, in his book, Bannon: Always the Rebel, notes the seven books that influenced Bannon, after the one that influenced him most—the Bible—and they are: The Imitation of Christ, The History and Decline of the Roman Empire, The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence, The History of the Peloponnesian War, The Spiritual Exercise of St. Francis of Loyola, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans.”
Even though George wrote “The Spiritual Exercise of St. Francis of Loyola,” Kottler’s book never says “St. Francis.” It mentions several times “St. Ignatius of Loyola.” And it says “Exercises,” not “Exercise.”
Yet, George totally dismissed — or, more properly, he hid — that Bannon was also influenced by the books of the Islamic occultist René Guénon, even though Kottler’s book made several mentions of it, including this one:
“Evola and Guénon ultimately connect, for Bannon, to Gerard Groote, The Imitation of Christ, and The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola…”
Kottler clearly mentioned Evola and Guénon as influences on Bannon, but George chose not to reveal it.
Even if Bannon were guided only by St. Ignatius of Loyola, such fact would be problematic for a Pentecostal magazine, because Loyola founded the Society of Jesuits, or Jesus, exclusively against Protestants. To portray Loyola as a real Christian is incompatible with the Bible and Christian principles.
George pointed out that Bannon’s arrest was a plan of the Southern District of New York — which also prosecuted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who also had connections with Bannon. So, for George, was this district persecuting Bannon and Epstein?
Even though LifeSiteNews, Brian Brown and even Pentecostal Charisma gave a very good reference of Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump gave him a not so good reference. Trump said of Bannon:
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.
Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
Cardinal Burke’s and Steve Bannon’s plans for the Vatican were to consolidate opposition to Francis in order to contain the Vatican’s progressive wing. Yet, eventually Burke saw that Bannon has his own personal, mystical agenda to overthrow Francis.
Bannon is taking advantage that “cardinals are working behind the scenes to try to lead the Pope to resign,” according to Dr. Robert Moynihan.
Frédéric Martel said,
From the beginning of our exchange, Bannon tells me that he read my book Sodoma in English and that he “adored” it. A little surprised by my revelations, he had called one of his “henchmen” in Rome (probably the director of the Roman bureau of his agency Breitbart News) to question him about the fact that a very large majority of priests and Vatican cardinals, 80% perhaps, would be homosexuals. “My henchman told me you were wrong: it’s not 80%, but rather 90%,” says Bannon, laughing. “Your book is the book of the year.”
Steve Bannon is intelligent and he has a lot of ideas. He is, basically, a libertarian, and with regard to sexual morality he has no taboos.
He thinks like me that the battle is no longer played in Rome between pro-Francis cardinals who would be gay or gay-friendly, and anti-Francis cardinals who would be homophobic and heterosexual. Everyone, on the right, as on the left, would be fairly homophile or homosexual. Steve Bannon has no problem with this observation: he also came to it himself.
I suddenly understand the plan of Catholic Bannon. The Church may have to abandon its moral positions on sexuality that are hypocritical, anachronistic and, given the large number of gay cardinals in the Vatican, schizophrenic. These questions of sexual morality divide the Church and we must stop this useless and counter-productive battle to focus on the essential topics. In his eyes, the important things are the struggle against federal Europe, against immigration, against Cuban-Venezuelan communism. Above all, it is necessary to wage ideological war, in the name of Catholicism, against China, Iran, Islam and perhaps even Russia. And in the end, for these reasons, we must wage war against Pope Francis.
So according to homosexual Martel, who was not criticized by LifeSiteNews, Bannon wanted to produce the film exposing homosexuality in the Vatican not to make the Vatican more conservative but just to make Francis renounce.
Martel also said,
Bannon is now in an open war against Pope Francis.
The Western Judaeo-Christian Academy that Bannon wants to found in the monastery of Trisulti is part of this fight.
Interestingly, the monastery that had been authorized by left-wing Italian authorities for Bannon’s use was later disauthorized by right-wing Italian authorities.
The original LifeSiteNews article, which was removed after it was condemned by Burke, said,
“It is the book of the year,” Bannon related to LifeSiteNews about the conversation he had with Martel. Bannon said that he has read the book twice and finds it both extremely powerful and completely damning of the Church hierarchy. Bannon said that his own independent sources in the Vatican verified many of Martel’s claims, including that the vast majority of clergy in the Vatican are homosexual, even adding, “I was told it is not 80 percent, it is closer to 90 percent.”
“In the Closet of the Vatican must be read to understand the magnitude and the depth of the problem,” said Bannon. The documentary filmmaker said that he stressed during the meeting the importance of making the book into a film.
Yet, Burke was right. It was not right for LifeSiteNews to give attention to an alliance between Bannon and a homosexual activist just to overthrow Francis because of homosexuality in the Vatican, especially because Bannon had connections with powerful pedophiles. After all, homosexuality in the Vatican is not a problem initiated by Francis. It has existed long before Francis and it was never solved. So why blame Francis for a very old Vatican problem?
LifeSiteNews shared Bannon’s intent to investigate homosexuality in the Vatican, but it showed no suspicion that Bannon, who professedly knows how to investigate, did not investigate that George Nader, who visited him 13 times at the White House and gave him profitable speaking opportunities, was a pedophile.
LifeSiteNews always condemns any connection between gay activists and Catholics, but it did not condemn the connection between gay activist Frédéric Martel and “Catholic” Bannon. In fact, didn’t Bannon’s Catholicism, defined by Martel as having a sexual morality with no taboos, deserve an investigation?
LifeSiteNews also said,
“If the Amazon has a Pentecostal majority, it is necessary to address that reality thoroughly.”
Pentecostalism has made a “profound impact” on the cultures and ethnic identities of indigenous people in the region “with its fundamentalist and proselytizing connotations.”
Even in some areas of the Amazon, the Pentecostal majority reaches 80 percent.
So the Brazilian Pentecostalism, which is much more conservative than Brazilian Catholicism, which is very friendly to Liberation Theology, is a big threat.
But if the problem is a sick spirituality, LifeSiteNews should address Bannon’s occultism, whose real roots are in Guénon. At least, Pentecostalism is Christian. But Guénon’s spirituality, which influenced Bannon and his close friends, including Olavo de Carvalho, another Guénon adherent, is perennialistic and occult. Its perennialistic character allows syncretism with Catholicism.
Why attack Pentecostalism, but not Bannon’s Guenonian spirituality?
Why also attack Pope Francis for the historic homosexual presence in the Vatican, but spare Bannon for his involvement with notorious pedophiles, including Epstein, a provider of underage girls for sexual abuse by adult men? Pedophilia is not uncommon in occultism.
LifeSiteNews should attack this movement, not its victims. When firing Bannon, Trump made it very clear that he was an opportunist and traitor. There is no better definition for the character of an adherent of Guénon. LifeSiteNews should take this lesson from Trump.
Or is LifeSiteNews’ Catholic hatred toward Pentecostalism so big that they are willing to spare Bannon and his connections with pedophiles and occultism? Are esotericism and occultism less harmful than Pentecostalism?
In my conservative view, the most pressing issues facing Catholics is Liberation Theology on the left and Bannon’s esoteric conservatism on the right. It is not Pentecostalism, which offers, even imperfectly, a better opportunity for people to have an experience with Jesus Christ.
If the Vatican has such experience, the homosexual problem will have a solution and homosexual priests and bishops will be delivered form their homosexual demons.
If Pope Francis has such experience, he will be delivered from his socialist demons.
If Bannon has such experience, he will be delivered from his esoteric and occult demons.
With information from LifeSiteNews, NewsMax, DailyMail, Inside the Vatican, Washington Examiner and Charisma.
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