Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bella Dodd


In the early 1950s, Mrs. Bella Dodd provided detailed explanations of the Communist subversion of the Church. Speaking as a former high ranking official of the American Communist Party, Mrs. Dodd said: "In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within." The idea was for these men to be ordained and progress to positions of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops. She stated that: "Right now they are in the highest places in the Church" — where they were working to bring about change in order to weaken the Church's effectiveness against Communism. She also said that these changes would be so drastic that "you will not recognise the Catholic Church." Dodd gave testimony on communist infiltration of Church and state before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the 1950s.

On Tuesday, August 5, 1952 she publicly announced that on April 7th of the same year, she was received back into the Roman Catholic Church. Not being able to secure her baptismal certificate from Italy after inquiry, she was therefore conditionally baptized by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Dodd

Bella Dodd's Book, "School of Darkness" can be read online here.


15 comments:

Kathy said...

I read about this a long time ago. The seminaries in South America have been infiltrated also. The book "Good bye Good Men" and "Unicorn in the Sanctuary" are two books that talk about those that have the destroy the Catholic Church aganda. So I want to know about these new changes in the Liturgy that the American Catholic Bishops are going to impose on us. What's that about?

Barry said...

A paperback edition of Bella's biography, "School of Darkness" is available at pcpbooks for $22.00. Its a nice bio which gives the flavor of communism in NYC from the 1920's until 1950. She really was a tragic hero. God Bless her.

Anonymous said...

You think bella dodd was a 'HERO' Barry, and you DARE say ''God Bless her'' , she was the cause of sending 1,000, young men to infiltrate Catholic Semenries, as Homosexeuals , and now we are seeing the 'Labor' OF HER WORK, AND YOU '''DARE''' call her a hero????????, May God Forgive You..........................

dolorosa said...

Bella Dodd was a hero not only because she returned to the Catholic Faith but also because she had the "courage" to tell about her part in the infiltration of radical marxists into catholic seminaires. We thank her for this vital information to help save souls against the wolves in sheep's clothing who are in high places in the church today.

marie killilea said...

IRemember an interview Fr John O Connor had with bella dodd, in the 50s,where she admitted sending 1,000 young men to infiltrate Catholic Seminaries, I agree with anonymous,( tho I CANNOT UNDERSTAND why People cannot give their Name),oi

marie killilea said...

i dissagree dolorosa, there is NOTHING "Heroine" about bella dodd!!!!!!if it wasen't for HER and her communist coharts, maybe our BELOVED CHURCH wouldent be going through the 'TRIAL'S she is going through right NOW,and maybe HUNDREDS of INNOCENT Children down through the YEARS would NOT have been RAPED AND ABUSED, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO CALL HER A hero.

Anonymous said...

Whatever did happen to the list Bella Dodd gave Bishop Sheen of those she trained for seminary? Did Dr. Alice Hildebrand ever state these names?

Anonymous said...

I agree that her acts were heroic and couragous after her conversion. Those who can not see this are the same people who still cast St. Mary Magdalene in the role of the harlot and St. Paul in the role of St. Stephen's murderer. It's absurd. When a person converts and repents, they have the same rights as everyone to HIS mercy and HIS redemption. He didn't die just for the faithful but to find the lost sheep. She was lost and lead many other souls astray in her lostness. This would not have been possible had the sentries been adequately prepared for the battle ahead...of consecrating Russsia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary like Our Lady of Fatima asked in 1917. She warned against this growing tide of errors spread through Russia and as of yet, Russia has still not been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Don't blame Bella Dodd. She's as much a victim as everyone else of these errors that were warned against. But more than a victim, she is a hero b/c she had the courage to convert and speak out the truth of it's evils.

Anonymous said...

Very well said! We all need to see also the hope that Bella Dodd's story shows. No matter how bad a life one is messed up in,God's mercy is profoundly infinite...... We can always change our evil ways, and be saved!

Dan said...

I hate you extremists. Only you can distort the intended meanings like this. So if she was a hero, what of the people who have been harmed as a result of what she did? Suppose they did wrong in their own ways ay. I can't wait til everyone one of you blind little sheep wake up and realise that the rest of the world hates the pedophile church institution

Dolorosa said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Dolorosa said...

Bella Dodd, by her faith and courage, actually helped some communists convert to Catholicism. The Catholic Church doesn't teach priests or anyone to be a pedophile. A good book to read on this subject is "Good-bye, Good Men" by Michael Rose. Pedophiles are in every profession and in other religions as well. A lawyer even stated that many of the cases were about homosexuality.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Bella.

Anonymous said...

The conversation seems to be sidetracked with clamors from both sides either denouncing or lionizing Bella Dodd. The more important questions seem to be who were these men infiltrated into the seminaries in the Depression Era and Post-War AmChurch? The answer is simple.

Look at the seismic shift in episcopal power in the 1960's post-conciliar Church, where the rule of autocratic, traditionalist power-brokers such as Spellman, the late Mundelein, McIntyre and to a certain extent Mooney, gave way to the clout and cachet built up by priests and monsignori as they climbed the ladder in the NCCB/USCCB.

The control of the AmChurch shifted to young turks like Bernardin, Roach, Untener, Hunthausen, Roach, Rausch who favored a decentralizing dismantling of the Traditionalist Church with a left-leaning and strongly pro-gay agenda. Bernardin, Roach and Rausch were implicated in gay network scandals and the former two were involved in the sordid Winona Seminary scandal, the questions for which have never been fully answered.

In 1952 Bella Dodd said that the Communist Parties plan to infiltrate left-leaning, homosexual young go-getters into the priesthood would render the Church unrecognizable in fifty years. By 2002 and the volcanic explosions that began in Boston proved her unerringly and prophetically correct.

The nightmarish insanity of it all is that the men supposedly dealing with the problem are the ones who are at the heart of it. The contemporary AmChurch is marked by madmen wearing miters, reason run riot and faith howling at the moon. Jesus wept.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous has it right that Dr. Dodd is not merely a hero for exposing not only how badly duped she was by the Communist Party in the 1930s but by her Senate testimony and vitally important self expose 1950s book, School of Darkness, (one can read it free online,) Dr. Dodd arms us with the truth. I would be highly suspicious of those attacking her now, trying smear her because it is an act that violates the most basic principle Jesus himself taught us and that principle is FORGIVENESS. That great principle handed down to us by the word of God goes hand-in-hand with the words of Jesus, "Oh yeah without sin, cast the first stone." Moreover, confessing our sins and transgressions against one another is one of the greatest gifts we can hand to our fellow human being because at their expense they empower us as brothers and sisters they hope to help avoid going down the same path of destruction, er go, "Yeah shall know the truth and the truth will set yeah FREE." Dr. Dodd carries the burden of knowing the long range damage she and other Communist Party conspirators did by infiltrating the Church but look at the weapons of that knowledge she placed in the hands of fellow Christians above who as a result ask, where is the list of names of the more then 1,000 false priests whose aim it was and still is to help bring down the most powerful Christian organization in the world, the Catholic Church? Forewarned, we are forearmed and could it be that our current Pope Francis who has inexplicably reinstated the LIBERATION THEOLOGIST Nicaraguan Catholic Marxist Sandinista priest, the Rev. Miguel D'Escoto Brockman, is either a student of or perhaps even one of those the former CPUSA member Dodd warned have dedicated their lives to helping destroy one of the Communist Party's most powerful enemies, the Catholic Church? This is a "Catholic Priest" who not only has the blood of the Sandinista dictatorship on his hands but during their bloody reign in the early 1980s this so-called Reverend defied the Catholic Church's ban on holding government jobs by serving the Communist Sandinista government by becoming the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nicaragua at the United Nations. And if that bit of history related to those so-called "Reverends" who practice Marxist "Liberation Theology" doesn't turn on any lights for you, does that other liberation theologist "Reverend" Wright who screamed from the pulpit in Barack Obama's church, "God Damned America," ring any alarm bells for you?