By Luis T., October 12, 2013
The first Jesuits were crypto‑Jews. Ignatius Loyola himself was a crypto‑Jew of the Occult Cabala. A crypto‑Jew is a Jew who converts to another religion and outwardly embraces the new religion, while secretly maintaining Jewish practices. As John Torell explains: “In 1491 San Ignacio de Loyola was born in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, Spain. His parents were Marranos and at the time of his birth the family was very wealthy. As a young man he became a member of the Jewish Illuminati order in Spain. As a cover for his crypto Jewish activities, he became very active as a Roman Catholic. On May 20, 1521 Ignatius (as he was now called) was wounded in a battle, and became a semi‑cripple. Unable to succeed in the military and political arena, he started a quest for holiness and eventually ended up in Paris where he studied for the priesthood. In 1539 he had moved to Rome where he founded the “JESUIT ORDER,” which was to become the most vile, bloody and persecuting order in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1540, the current Pope Paul III approved the order. At Loyola’s death in 1556 there were more than 1000 members in the Jesuit order, located in a number of nations.”
Ignatius of Loyola’s secretary, Polanco, was of Jewish descent and was the only person present at Loyola’s deathbed. James Lainez, who succeeded Loyola as the second Jesuit General, was also of Jewish descent. Jews were attracted to the Jesuit order and joined in large numbers. Lacunza was no exception. He was a Jew, which explains why he introduced the eschatological teaching of a return to the Jewish animal sacrifices during the Millennium. (In a book titled The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty published in 1812, 11 years after the death of its author, Jesuit Emanuel de Lacunza who, wrote under the fictitious pen name of a purportedly converted Jew, Rabbi Juan Josaphat Ben Ezra, in order to conceal his identity and to make his writings more palatable to the Protestant readers. He promoted the writings of sixteenth century Jesuit priest Francisco Ribera, developing a futuristic perspective which restricted the prophetic fulfillments in the book of Revelation to the end of the world). Lacunza also wrote that during a millennium after the tribulation the Jewish animal sacrifices would be reinstated along with the Eucharist (the mass) of the Catholic Church. Lacunza has followed after Jewish fables and replaced the commandments of God with the commandments of men. That doctrine gives the Jews primacy in God’s plan and relegates Christians to a prophetic parenthetical to be supplanted by the Jews during the thousand year earthly reign of Christ.
Anyone who has been involved in “truth seeking” for some time now is sure to have come across the people who will try to convince you that the Jesuit Order (aka Society of Jesus) are really at the top of this worldwide crime network. These people will relentlessly and tirelessly attempt to fill your head with ideas that the Jesuits of Rome really run the show from behind the scenes and that everything else is “disinformation”. This theory seems to have become more popular and far reaching on the internet and you will see more and more people parroting this stuff loud and clear to anyone who will naively listen. I am going to show you that not only is this theory complete bunk nonsense that is popular primarily among crazies, nut jobs, Jews, and Jew defenders, but that the Jesuits are actually crypto-Jews. So even if this ridiculous theory were true, it would still mean that the Jews are and always have been behind this global criminal cabal.
Who Promotes this Theory and Why?
First let us discuss the very people who promote this nonsense and analyze them to see if it gives us any indications of what their motives might be. The biggest and most popular promoter of this stuff is a guy named Eric John Phelps who wrote a pathetic book called Vatican Assassins in which he makes a series of superfluously unsubstantiated claims alleging that the Vatican & the Jesuits run the world and is behind everything from JFK assassination to 9/11. This book is pretty much a 99.99% made up lie.
Lying Skum Eric Jon Phelps literally makes things up as he goes along and has no sources to back any of his claims up. Unsurprisingly he was taken to school in a debate vs. Michael Collins Piper, author of the great book Final Judgment. Eric Phelps has a ridiculously palpable connection that clearly illustrates why he promotes this garbage. On his website under the donations section it asks for all money orders to be sent to the address of LOWVEHM Inc., the company he runs. Now if you go to the LOWVEHM website you will quickly see that it is a diamond and jewels company that receives its diamonds wholesale straight from Tel Aviv, Israel! So the guy’s income is dependent on Israeli Blood Diamonds and he blames the Jesuits for everything. Need I say any more? I shouldn’t have to but I will. Not only does this Israeli diamond thing make he look like a total shill for the Jews but he admitted that his wife is a Russian Jew and that he is a Christian Zionist himself. He also smears anyone who doesn’t agree with his nonsense by calling them a “Jesuit Coadjutor” (which is just a pathetic made up fictional term). There is plenty more dirt on the guy that can be found HERE but this is just so over-the-top obvious that I am gobsmacked that anyone actually takes anything this guy says seriously. You have to be incredulously stupid, or a Jew to promote this guy and his conspiracy theories about the Jesuits running the world. We’re done with him, he deserves no more attention, and please, nobody ever bring up this con-artist ever again.
Why is it that Phelps’ paypal account works just fine, when anybody who says anything about Jews on their website gets their paypal immediately shut down? The answer is obvious, the Jesuits don’t run squat. Other than that freak, the people who usually promote the Jesuits stuff are either Jews, Christian Zionists, or just kooks who are bored with blaming the obvious culprits and are looking for a “cool” / “interesting” conspiracy theory to fantasize about in their basements while jerking off to gay porn all day. I’ve chatted with quite a few of these people on YouTube and other places and if you take a look at their profiles they promote pretty much anything that sounds crazy & far-out like the “No Planes” and “Space Beams” on 9/11 theories. Why do a majority of them also promote that stuff as well? Because they are just crazy conspiracy theorists looking for something “interesting” to obsess about when they are not playing World Of Warcraft on their mom’s computers.
The Jesuits are in fact Jewish
One of the most devastating things to the notion that the Jesuits are at the top of this thing is the fact that more than a lot of the Jesuits are in fact Jewish. The Jesuit Order is in reality a Jewish Order masquerading as a Catholic one as a cover, so even if they were at the top it’s still a Jewish conspiracy.
“We Jesuits take pleasure in admitting those of Jewish ancestry.” – J. Nadal Morey
An excellent resource documenting all the so called Jesuits who are really Jews turned Catholic, hence “crypto-Jews”, can be found at JewishJesuits.com. The Jesuit Order in its founding was very much Jewish. All five of its founding members were Marrano Jews (i.e. Jews masquerading as Christians).
Ignatius Loyola – Founder of the Jesuit Order (Jewish)
Alfonso Salmeron – Jewish
Diego Lainez – Jewish
Nicolas Bodadilla – Jewish
Simao Rodriguez – Jewish
In his article Synagogue of Satan, John S. Torell states:
“In 1491 San Ignacio De Loyola was born in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, Spain. His parents were Marranos and at the time of his birth the family was very wealthy. As a young man he became a member of the Jewish Illuminati Order in Spain. As a cover for his crypto Jewish activities, he became very active as a Roman Catholic.”
Marranos are Spanish Jews who outwardly converted to a different religion, often times Roman Catholic, in order to evade persecution and expulsion for their treacherous actions, while secretly maintaining the religion of Judaism as well as practicing the Cabbala (Jewish Mystisism).
Furthermore, Loyola’s secretary, Polanco, was also of Jewish descent and was the only person present at Loyola’s deathbed. James Lainez who succeeded Loyola as the second Jesuit General was also of Jewish descent.(#) Add a after the (E) in Jesuits and what do you get? Jewsuits. A more fitting name.
It’s quite funny how the promoters in the “Jesuits run it all” theories conveniently fail to mention these important facts and attempt to project the Jesuits as purely Roman Catholic. And these skumbags also have the audacity to call us “anti-Semites” while promoting blatantly anti-Catholic conspiracy theories with no facts in hand at all. The Jesuits themselves are crypto-Jews and so are the promoters in the Black Pope theories. The Jews disguise themselves as the religion of their enemies, continue with their treachery under this false guise, and then get everybody to blame their disguise for the world’s problems. Ingenious
The Pope Wears a Yarmulke
Jewish infiltration of the Vatican stems back many hundreds of years, and it would be safe to say that the Jews have a strong vice-grip over that institution, from the inside out. One of the most blatant examples of the Jewishness of the Vatican is the fact that the Pope himself wears a Yarmulke.
Agent of Israel
There are multiple instances where Israel and Jews have attempted to demonize the Vatican when they aren’t co-operative or subservient to their will. One example is the Jewish-controlled mass media going on a massive demoralization campaign against Catholic priests (i.e. Jesuits) with accusations of pedophilia and Satanism. While some of these accusations have proven to be true, many of these claims could easily be embellished or fabricated by the Jewish-controlled mass media when the Vatican does something the Jews don’t like — for instance when the Vatican strongly OPPOSED the Iraq war. Blackmail anyone? And whose to say that these Pedophiles and Satanists in the Catholic Church aren’t just crypto-Jews? To boot, the man who came out with a lot of those accusations was Fr. Malachai Martin who is a ex-Jesuit Zionist who, during the second Vatican Council, drafted the document which exonerated the Jews from culpability in the execution of Jesus Christ. So, the man who writes books claiming the Catholic Church is full of pedophiles and Satanists is a Zionist who exonerates the Jews for murdering Jesus. Go figure.
Another more recent example of Jews trying to demonize the Vatican in the press was this story about how a pamphlet that was being passed out to the IDF troops in Israel claimed that the Vatican was training Hezbollah how to kill Jews.
It is redundantly obvious that the Vatican is infiltrated and blackmailed by Jews which utterly puts to shame any notion that the “Jesuits” control anything let alone Israel and Jews. It’s the other way around.
Who Controls the Vatican Treasure?
The Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, p. 497) admits that…
“A number of Catholics undertook to organize a competitor bank to rival the Rothschild power… sometime about 1820. The Rothschild’s crushed it.”
It says further:
“It is a somewhat curious sequel to the attempt to set up a Catholic competitor to the Rothschilds that at the present time (1905) the latter are the guardians of the papal treasure.” (#)
So the Jewish Rothschild banking dynasty controls the Vatican treasure.
They Cannot Explain Away Bishop Williamson, Truth Hero
Bishop Williamson – Truth Hero
If the Jesuits are so bad and evil than how do you explain Bishop Richard Williamson? Catholic Bishop (Jesuit) Richard Williamson is a great man who has valiantly publicly stated that 9/11 was a fraud, a lie, and that the holocaust was also a lie. Many of these Black Popers will shy away from any reference of Bishop Williamson and nary a mention of one of his excellent sermons exposing 9/11 among other crimes. I have even heard some pathetic cretins say he is “controlled opposition” like stoppering little maggots. These cowards won’t hesitate to defame a person who has more courage in his fingernail than they have in their entire bodies. Bishop Williamson puts his very livelihood and safety on the line when he speaks out about these subjects. Soulless cockroaches who attack him because he puts to shame this “Jesuit Conspiracy” claim are a complete waste of oxygen.
Do Jesuits control the Media, own Hollywood, the Federal Reserve, and constantly inhabit high positions in government? Nope. Have Jesuits been expelled from 109 locations since 250 AD? Nope. Did Jesuits run the African Slave trade, instigate WWI & WWII, invent Communism & Neo-Conservatism, perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, attack the U.S.S. Liberty, assassinate JFK, run the Diamond District, Porn Industry, run the Drug Trade? Nope. Are you called “anti-Catholic” for blaming Jesuits for everything under the sun that they don’t even do? Nope, but we’re called anti-Semitic for blaming the people which ALL of the evidence shows are the ones responsible.
Secret Jewish Plot Unveiled by the Catholic Gazette of England
In the London Catholic Gazette of February 1936 a sensational article was published under the heading: “The Jewish Peril and the Catholic Church”. The monthly organ of the Catholic Missionary Society of England was quoting speeches delivered in a series of secret Jewish meetings in Paris. A few weeks later, the Parisian weekly “Le Reveil du Peuple” published a similar account, adding that the statements had been made at a recent convention of the B’nai B’rith (secret Masonic order in which no Gentile is admitted) held in Paris.
The article of the “Catholic Gazette” read as follows:
“THE JEWISH PERIL AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH”
That there had been and still is a Jewish problem no one can deny. Since the rejection of Israel, 1,900 years ago, the Jews have scattered in every direction, and in spite of the difficulties and even persecution, they have established themselves as a power in nearly every nation of Europe.
In view of this Jewish problem, which affects the Catholic Church in a special way, we publish the following amazing extracts from a number of speeches recently made under the auspices of a Jewish society in Paris. The name of our informant must remain concealed. He is presently known to us, but by reason of his peculiar relations with the Jews at the present time, we have agreed not to disclose his identity nor to give away any further details of the Paris meeting beyond the following extracts which, though sometimes freely translated, nevertheless substantially convey the meaning of the original statements.–Editorial Note glories in the fact that without detriment to their own racial unity and international character, the Jews have been able to spread their doctrines and increase their political, social and economic influence among the nations..
“As long as there remains among the Gentiles any moral conception of the social order, and until all faith, patriotism and dignity are uprooted, our reign over the world shall not come.
“We have already fulfilled part of our work, but we cannot yet claim that the whole of our work is done. We have still a long way to go before we can overthrow our main opponent: the Catholic Church…
“We must always bear in mind that the Catholic Church is the only institution which has stood, and which will, as long as it remains in existence, stand in our way. The Catholic Church, with her methodical work and her edifying and moral teachings, will always keep her children in such a state of mind, as to make them too self-respecting to yield to our domination, and to bow before our future King of Israel…
“That is why we have been striving to discover the best way of shaking the Catholic Church to her very foundations. We have spread the spirit of revolt and false liberalism among the nations of the Gentiles so as to persuade them away from their faith and even to make them ashamed of professing the precepts of their Religion and obeying the Commandments of their Church. We have brought many of them to boast of being atheists, and more than that, to glory in being descendants of the ape! We have given them new theories, impossible of realization, such as Communism, Anarchism, and Socialism, which are now serving our purpose…The stupid Gentiles have accepted them with the greatest enthusiasm, without realizing that those theories are ours, and that they constitute our most powerful instrument against themselves…
GENTILES BUILDING THEIR OWN JAILS
“We have blackened the Catholic Church with the most ignominious calumnies, we have stained her history and disgraced even her noblest activities. We have imputed to her the wrongs of her enemies, and thus brought these latter to stand more closely by our side… So much so, that we are now witnessing to our greatest satisfaction, rebellions against the Church in several countries… We have turned her clergy into objects of hatred and ridicule, we have subjected them to the contempt of the crowd… We have caused the practice of the Catholic religion to be considered out of date and a mere waste of time..
“And the Gentiles, in their stupidity, have proved easier dupes than we expected them to be. One would expect more intelligence and more practical common sense, but they are no better than a herd of sheep. Let them graze in our fields till they become fat enough to be worthy of being immolated to our future King of the World…
“We have founded many secret associations, which all work for our purpose, under our orders and our direction. We have made it an honour, a great honour, for the Gentiles to join us in our organizations, which are, thanks to our gold, flourishing now more than ever. Yet it remains our secret that those Gentiles who betray their own and most precious interests, by joining us in our plot should never know that these associations are of our creation and that they serve our purpose...
“One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Gentiles who become members of our Lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our Universal King of Israel; and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future King of the world.
“So far, we have considered our strategy in our attacks upon the Catholic Church from the outside. But this is not all. Let us now explain how we have gone further in our work, to hasten the ruin of the Catholic Church, and how we have penetrated into her most intimate circles, and brought even some of her Clergy to become pioneers of our cause.
“Apart altogether from the influence of our philosophy, we have taken other steps to secure a breach in the Catholic Church. Let me explain how this has been done.
“We have induced some of our children to join the Catholic body, with the explicit intimation that they should work in a still more efficient way for the disintegration of the Catholic Church, by creating scandals within her. We have thus followed the advice of our Prince of the Jews, who so wisely said: ‘Let some of your children become canons, so that they may destroy the Church’. Unfortunately, not all among the ‘convert’ Jews have proved faithful to their mission. Many of them have even betrayed us! But, on the other hand, others have kept their promise and honored their word. Thus the counsel of our Elders has proved successful.
“We are the Fathers of all Revolutions – even of those which sometimes happen to turn against us. We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War. We can boast of being the Creators of the REFORMATION! Calvin was one of our Children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the Reformation.
“Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends, and again, by Jewish authority and with Jewish finance, his plot against the Catholic Church met with success…
“Thanks to our propaganda, to our theories of Liberalism and to our misrepresentations of Freedom, the minds of many among the Gentiles were ready to welcome the Reformation. They separated from the Church to fall into our snare. And thus the Catholic Church has been very sensibly weakened, and her authority over the Kings of the Gentiles has been reduced almost to naught..
“We are grateful to Protestants for their loyalty to our wishes – although most of them are, in the sincerity of their faith, unaware of their loyalty to us. We are grateful to them for the wonderful help they are giving us in our fight against the stronghold of Christian Civilization, and in our preparations for the advent of our supremacy over the whole world and over the Kingdoms of the Gentiles.
“So far we have succeeded in overthrowing most of the Thrones of Europe. The rest will follow in the near future. Russia has already worshiped our rule, France, with her Masonic Government, is under our thumb. England, in her dependence upon our finance is under our heel; and in her Protestantism is our hope for the destruction of the Catholic Church. Spain and Mexico are but toys in our hands. And many other countries, including the U.S.A., have already fallen before our scheming.
CHURCH WAS LAST BASTION
“But the Catholic Church is still alive..
“We must destroy her without the least delay and without the slightest mercy. Most of the Press in the world is under our Control; let us therefore encourage in a still more violent way the hatred of the world against the Catholic Church. Let us intensify our activities in poisoning the morality of the Gentiles. Let us spread the spirit of revolution in the minds of the people. They must be made to despise Patriotism and the love of their family, to consider their faith as a humbug, their obedience to their Church as a degrading servility, so that they may become deaf to the appeal of the Church and blind to her warnings against us. Let us, above all, make it impossible for Christians outside the Catholic Church to be reunited with that Church, or for non-Christians to join that Church; otherwise the greatest obstruction to our domination will be strengthened and all our work undone. Our plot will be unveiled, the Gentiles will turn against us, in the spirit of revenge, and our domination over them will never be realized.
“Let us remember that as long as there still remain active enemies of the Catholic Church, we may hope to become Masters of the World… And let us remember always that the future Jewish King will never reign in the world before the Pope in Rome is dethroned, as well as all the other reigning monarchs of the Gentiles upon earth.”
http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-occupiedgovernments-vatican.html (Website is suspended. TWP)
London Catholic Gazette of February 1936
The Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, p. 497)
Here is another book going around:
Who is Gerald Posner?
Gerald Leo Posner (born May 20, 1954) is an American investigative journalist and author of twelve books, including Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (1993), which explores the John F. Kennedy assassination, and Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998), about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. A plagiarism scandal involving his articles and books arose in 2010. In 2015, the Chicago Tribune called Posner “a merciless pitbull of an investigator.”
Early life and education
Posner was born in San Francisco, the only child of Jerry and Gloria Posner. His father was Jewish and his mother Catholic, and both were native San Franciscans. His father was a labor union official.
Posner was raised Catholic. He was educated at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. In 1978, he earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as the associate executive editor for the university’s Law Review.
At age 23, he joined law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore as one of the youngest attorneys ever hired by the firm. In 1980, he went into private practice with a partner. He left the law in 1986, when his first book, about Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele‘s life on the run, was published by McGraw Hill.
One of his books that should settle the case if the guy is for real:
In his 1993 book Case Closed, Posner contended that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Oswald’s murderer, Jack Ruby, acted independently as well. Case Closed was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for History. It was also the subject of a double issue of U.S. News and World Report, and featured on programs such as ABC‘s 20/20, CBS Special Reports, and PBS‘s Frontline. The book was optioned for a television miniseries by David L. Wolper, the producer of the acclaimed miniseries Roots. In his 2003 autobiography, Producer: A Memoir, Wolper cited his failure to get movies made of Case Closed and the Cuban Missile Crisis book, One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, as his two major career disappointments.
In 1993, Posner testified before the Legislation and National Security Subcommittee of the United States House Committee on Government Operations about the findings in Case Closed. In 1998, the Assassination Records Review Board briefly referenced this testimony in discussing two unsuccessful attempts to acquire the interview notes of two physicians, James Humes and J. Thornton Boswell, that Posner said he possessed.
Case Closed generally drew critical acclaim from the media; The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Sun, Sydney Morning Herald and Newsday all cited Posner’s “meticulous” research in their respective reviews.
In his review for The Chicago Tribune, Jeffrey Toobin wrote, “Unlike many of the 2,000 other books that have been written about the Kennedy assassination, Posner’s ‘Case Closed’ is a resolutely sane piece of work. More importantly, ‘Case Closed’ is utterly convincing in its thesis, which seems, in light of all that has transpired over the past 30 years, almost revolutionary. His thesis is this: Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy by himself…. I started ‘Case Closed’ as a skeptic—and slightly put off by the presumptuous title. To my mind historical truth is always a slippery thing. The chances of knowing for sure what happened in any event—much less one as murky as the Kennedy assassination—seem remote. But this fascinating and important book won me over. Case closed, indeed.”
Case Closed also drew widespread criticism from academics involved in assassination research as well as from non-academic assassination researchers who contended that it contained factual inaccuracies. For example, historian David Wrone wrote that “massive numbers of factual errors suffuse the book”. Vincent Bugliosi, whose own book Reclaiming History largely agrees with Posner’s conclusions, accused Posner of “omissions and distortions” but also described Case Closed as “an impressive work”. “He is perhaps public enemy No. 1 to members of what might be called the JFK conspiracy industry,” wrote journalist Paul Galloway.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination in 2013, Gallup released a national poll showing that while a majority (61%) of Americans still believed a conspiracy was behind JFK’s death, the number of those who thought it was a lone assassin (30%) was the highest in 46 years. Although some mainstream media commentators such as The Independent said that “for Americans, JFK will never be case closed,”, others like The Economist cited “Case Closed” and concluded, “50 years on, face it, Oswald did it.”Historian Robert Dallek called “Case Closed” “authoritative,” and said, “the best book on this subject is by a man named Gerald Posner, called ‘Case Closed’, I think he has responded very effectively to all the conspiracy theories, and there are so many of them.” Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Hector Tobar wrote in the Los Angeles Times that “Case Closed” was “the book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all.”
Case Closed continued to generate widely divergent views. Film director Oliver Stone told a JFK assassination conference in Pittsburgh that Case Closed was discredited and “there’s nothing in the movie (JFK) that I would go back on.” Posner, on the day of the 50th anniversary, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “the only thing he [Stone] gets right in ‘JFK’ is the date on which Kennedy is killed.
The book we started with:
A 2015 book about a 200-year history of Vatican finances and the Vatican Bank. It became Posner’s third NY Times bestseller (after Case Closed and Why America Slept), on February 22, 2015.
Damon Linker in The New York Times said that “‘God’s Bankers” provides an exhaustive history of financial machinations at the center of the church in Rome, from the final decades of the 19th century down to Pope Francis’ sincere but as yet inconclusive efforts to reform the church’s labyrinthine bureaucracy….From there Posner weaves an extraordinarily intricate tale of intrigue, corruption and organized criminality….The cumulative effect of Posner’s detective work is an acute sensation of disgust — along with a mix of admiration for and skepticism about Pope Francis’ efforts to reform the Vatican Bank and its curial enablers.” Trine Tsouderos wrote in the Chicago Tribune: “Wall-Street-lawyer-turned-author Gerald Posner lays it all out in his deeply researched, passionately argued book, ‘God’s Bankers.'”  According to Publishers Weekly, “Posner uses his superlative investigative skills to craft a fascinating and comprehensive look at the dark side of the Catholic Church… Accessible and well written, Posner’s is the definitive history of the topic to date.”  Kirkus Reviews said, “A dogged reporter exhaustively pursues the nefarious enrichment of the Vatican, from the Borgias to Pope Francis… A meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican’s legendary, enabling secrecy.” 
Booklist said that “A decade of exhaustive research into the deep and mysterious history of the Vatican’s finances is a monumental task, but controversial author Posner proves more than up to the this daunting challenge….It’s a fast-paced read that brings history alive on every page. The book will captivate those who prefer their historical nonfiction spiked with real-life tales of murder, power, and intrigue.” However, other reviewers have noted that God’s Bankers contains inaccuracies, the most serious of which is Posner’s allegation in Chapter 11 that Bernardino Nogara, the war-time Director of the Vatican’s Amministrazione Speciale per la Santa Sede, was a Nazi intelligence agent. This allegation is based on his finding one ‘Nogara’ named in the Interrogation Report of Abwehr recruiter, Reinhard Reme, which he suggests could only be Bernardino Nogara, who was therefore working for the Nazis throughout the Second World War.
Dr Marilyn Mallory, a scholar familiar with the pontificates of Popes Pius XI and Pius XII rebutted Posner in a 2015 article in Inside the Vatican. Mallory asserts that the Interrogation Report of this selfsame ‘Nogara’ is found in The National Archives, London, where he is identified as one Bruno Nogara, a Venice school teacher who was arrested by the Allies in April 1945, an entirely different individual, which disproves Posner’s allegation. Faced with this evidence, Posner amended the paperback version of God’s Bankers, now stating on page 137, that there were in fact two Abwehr agents named Nogara: Bruno Nogara, whose Interrogation Report is found in The National Archives, London, and Branch Nogara, listed in Appendix C of the Interrogation Report of Reinhard Reme, Abwehr II Recruiter, found in the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Posner argues that it is that the former, Bruno Nogara, who is listed as a member of Abwehr Unit 257 under Reichsstatthalter Hubert Pfannenstiel, while the latter, Branch Nogara, is listed under Abwehr Unit 254 commanded by Reichsstatthalter Ernst Schmidt-Burck; thus, there were two different Abwehr units under two different commanders and therefore two different Nogaras.
But The Tablet, a London-based Catholic journal, points out that the source cited by Posner, a copy of which can be read on-line at The National Archives, clearly identifies “Branch Nogara”, not as a person, but as the small town of Nogara located just north of the River Po, where Abwehr Unit 254 maintained its supply depot. According to The Tablet, there is no second Nogara, only Bruno Nogara, an Abwehr agent, and the small Italian town of Nogara which Posner tried to claim refers to Bernardino Nogara, the Vatican’s Financial Director, when actually it refers a town of the same name.
Citing disclosures in God’s Bankers, Posner wrote an opinion editorial in the Los Angeles Times on February 13, 2015, calling on Pope Francis “to approve the release of the Vatican’s Holocaust-era files in its secret archives. They probably contain not only answers to how early the Vatican knew about the Nazis’ mass murder of innocents, but also crucially important documents from the Vatican Bank, founded in June 1942.” Subsequently, Posner started collecting online signatures in petitions to Pope Francis to release the Vatican Bank’s World War II archives and the Vatican’s Holocaust documents. Posner said that his goal was to get more than 1,000 signatures to present to Pope Francis when the Pope visited America in September 2015.
Posner was a strong supporter of Al Gore during the 2000 presidential election, and wrote a Wall Street Journal editorial shortly after the 9/11 attacks reversing his opinion of George W. Bush. Later he changed his opinion again; in October 2006, in “An Open Letter to the President”, published on The Huffington Post, he reverted to his original position that Bush was a bad president stifled by his stubbornness. He also wrote about investigative issues for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, Newsweek, Time, the Miami Herald, and the Daily Telegraph. He was a regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show, as well as other national shows on the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, and CBS. He was a frequent guest on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. A member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is also a member of the Authors Guild, International PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He worked on all his projects with his wife Trisha Posner, who is also an author and artist. Posner was the Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast, until he resigned over plagiarism charges in 2010.
Posner was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s weekly current affairs discussion program, from 2000 to 2002. He has also had an on-air role in broadcast documentaries, including among others the 1993 Frontline “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?”; “Who Killed JFK: The Final Chapter” (1994); “Hitler and Stalin, A Legacy of Hate”(1994); “The Secret KGB JFK Assassination File” (1999); “Jack Ruby on Trial” History Channel (2004); “Gangs of New York”, History Channel (2002); “Conspiracy”, TV Series (2004–05); “Beyond Biba – A Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki”, (2009); “Roads to Memphis”, a look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, American Experience PBS, 2010; and “JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide”, History Channel (2013).
Posner has also been a historical consultant on two Holocaust-related episodes – “Liberation and Revenge” and “Frenzied Killing”, both in 2005 – of the documentary series “Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution'”. He was also the consultant to “Inheritance,” a 2006 documentary about the story of Monika Hertwig and her effort to grapple with the enormity of the crimes of her father, Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp commander, Amon Goeth. And in 2013, Posner was again the Historical Consultant, this time for PBS/NOVA “Cold Case JFK”, an updated ballistics examination of the JFK assassination.
Posner was also the consulting producer of the film documentary, “The Barrel of a Gun”, by Tigre Hill, about the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer and the convicted murderer, Mumia Abu-Jamal.
I rest my case.