Mainstream and Alternative Media Turn Blind Eye
By Greg Szymanski, JD
A quick glance at past corruption and perverted news circulating through the U.S. once again shows the Jesuit and Vatican hierarchy “up to their dirty necks” in bad publicity and lawsuits.
Bad publicity and dirty lawsuits the Vatican-led NWO and their media minions like Alex Jones, Glen Beck and many others are desperately trying to ignore or cover-up.
For example, take the case of O’Bryan et al. v. Holy See, filed in the United States District Court in the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville.
The case, filed years ago, seeks to hold accountable The Holy See and Vatican for perpetrating and allowing sexual abuse, including pedophile rings, to plague the American people without providing proper warnings and taking proper steps to stop the abuse, thus silently condoning aiding and abetting in the crimes.
Regarding the many allegations made by the plaintiffs, on Jan 10, 2007,
Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II, dropped the negligence, deceit and
misrepresentation claims, but left the following claims open for
“Therefore, the following claims,” ruled Judge Heyburn, “remain against
The Holy See: negligent failure to report, negligent failure to warn,
breach of fiduciary duty, outrage and emotional distress, violations of
customary laws of human rights and claims under the doctrine of
According to some anti-Vatican researchers, the O’Bryan case may provide
an answer to who really was responsible and instigated the huge sexual
abuse and pedophile epidemics in the U.S.
They say the case provides clear evidence that the Vatican hierarchy
conspired to bring about a “sordid and sick” plague of sexual abuse and
pedophile rings to the American shores for a dual satanic purpose: one
being to foster the worst kind of sexual depravity to disrupt the
American family and, two, to destroy it’s own Church from within,
leading the way to One World religion run by the satanic Vatican
However, considering the magnitude of this case why has it never been
mentioned by the mainstream or alternative NWO media hacks, most who
blame the Jews for America’s NWO problems?
Could it be that it’s hacks like Jones and Beck are told to lay off
stories like the O’Bryan cases since it’s impossible to cover up hard
facts about Vatican corruption and NWO order involvement, leaving their
only alternative, which is to completely ignore stories involving hard
court documents and facts.
Another case completely ignored by the abovementioned media hacks and
many of their NWO followers in the mainstream and alternative media is
Alperin v. Vatican Bank, where the Vatican openly admitted in a San
Francisco federal court their involvement in the genocide of more than
800,000 Serbs, Romas and Jews between 1941-45.
After eight years, the case against the Vatican was dismissed on a
technicality, the major issues never being ruled on by the federal judge
who appears to be taking the easy way out while at the same time
protecting the Vatican.
Jon Levy, attorney for the plaintiffs, said he wasn’t surprised by the
ruling and was in the process of filing an immediate appeal.
“The news black out on Vatican Bank, even by legal and catholic media,
is amazing, yours was the only story so far,” said Levy, referring to
the story appearing in the Arctic Beacon.
Although the Vatican Bank was dismissed, he wasn’t sure about the status
of the Franciscan Order, also named defendants in the genocide case.
In the case, information came forward showing the Franciscans were not
only instrumental in organizing the genocide but actually took part in
the physical torture and killing.
“The bar was set high in this case and the major issues were not ruled
on by the court, however, we will appeal,” said Levy on Greg Szymanski’s
Radio Show, The Investigative Journal, where all of Levy’s comments can
be heard on the Dec 27, 2007, archive of the show located at
One of the major issues Levy referred to was a Nov. 6, 2006, motion made
by the Pope’s private attorney where he admitted the Vatican’s
involvement in the genocide, but said it was justified by international
“The court skirted that issue by dismissing on technical grounds,” said
Levy. “You mean to tell me that Cardinal Mahoney in Los Angeles doesn’t
use a Vatican bank account?”
Alperin v. Vatican Bank was originally filed in Federal Court in San
Francisco in November 1999. The plaintiffs are concentration camp
survivors of Serb, Jewish, and Ukrainian background and their relatives
as well as organizations representing over 800,000 Holocaust victims.
The plaintiffs seek an accounting and restitution of the Nazi Croatian
Treasury that according to the U.S. State Department was illicitly
transferred to the Vatican Bank, the Franciscan Order and other banks
after the end of the war.
Defendants currently include the Vatican Bank and Franciscan Order.
These defendants combined to conceal assets looted by the Croatian Nazis
from concentration camp victims, Serbs, Jews, Roma and others between
Besides the two cases mentioned above being covered-up by the media,
perhaps the biggest cover-up of them all, in terms of money being
allegedly looted by the Vatican and its minions, is the case of George
Dale, in his official capacity as Receiver of Franklin Protective Life
Ins. Co., et al., v. Emilio Colagiovanni, et al., defendants including
the Vatican and Holy See, filed in the United States District Court for
the Southern District of Mississippi.
The federal case, being ignored by the media, includes at least six
state insurance commissioners as plaintiffs, who are alleging that the
Holy See through one of its agents, defendant Colagiovanni, bilked the
people out of at least a billion dollars in insurance money through
scams and outright fraud.
Presently, the case is in the pleading stages and the judge is being
asked to rule on a Vatican motion questioning whether Colagiovanni “had
the authority to act on behalf of the Holy See.?”
Although huge in financial proportions, alleging Vatican corruption in
matters far removed from religious concerns, the question must be asked:
Why is it being ignored by the media? And does the Vatican have so much
power and control that it can stop the presses at its beckoned call?
In Alaska, the following story appeared today regarding the Jesuit
General’s “Black Pope”, Fr’ Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s “Men in Black’:
In comparison, it appears the media is given “the OK” to cover stories
about sexual abuse concerning Vatican underlings. For example, read the
following report filed Jan 4, 2008
Jesuits settle Colville Reservation abuse claims for $4.8 million
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SPOKANE, Wash. — A $4.8 million agreement has been reached to settle
claims by 16 people who said they were sexually abused by Jesuit priests
decades ago at an Indian school near Omak. The settlement with the
Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, which oversees Jesuit
activities in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Alaska, also
requires the Roman Catholic order to raise at least $200,000 within a
year to pay for a homeless shelter or homeless services in the Omak
The settlement, reported Friday by The Spokesman-Review newspaper,
brings total payments by the Jesuits to about $73 million in 194 sex
abuse complaints, including $50 million paid to more than 100 Alaska
Natives who said they were victimized by 15 Jesuit priests, brothers and
“I’m sorry for the pain and suffering this has caused,” said the Rev.
John D. Whitney, superior of the Oregon Province. “We can only now hope
for healing.” Jesuit leaders hope to resolve about 11 pending claims in
the province without resorting to bankruptcy, although settlements to
date have cost the order nearly all of its investment funds, Whitney
said. “We’re running pretty close to the line,” he said. “If bankruptcy
becomes necessary, we will be prepared, though it is not imminent in any
way.” The latest settlement covers accusations by people who attended
St. Mary’s Mission and School on the Colville Reservation in the 1960s
and early ’70s against the Rev. John J. Morse, who now lives in Spokane,
and James Gates, a Jesuit brother now living in Michigan. Both are bound
by what Jesuit leaders describe as a “safety plan,” including a
requirement that they be escorted when they leave their residence
building. Morse, who was removed from Our Lady of Fatima church in Moses
Lake in 2006, has denied the accusations against him.
And while corruption abounds and the Jesuits and Vatican are being
exposed like never before in the U.S., the Nazi Pope Ratzinger will
arrive in America this spring and will be honored by the Bush
Administration as “a Man of Peace” while also being allowed to speak at
“If the truth be known, we would find the Pope being complicit in 9/11
and we would also find out he backs the Iraqi War privately but publicly
says otherwise,” said one Protestant patriot who refuses to bow down to
the Pope’s temporal power in America, a subject never mentioned in the
U.S. media. “If the Pope is against the War, why would he even meet with
a man like Bush unless they are secretly working together in fighting
the Pope’s Crusade in the Middle East.
While the Pope is planning to kiss American soil when he first gets off
the plane, a sign to his NWO minions that he owns this country, the
Black Pope and Jesuit Gen., is planning to retire this month, something
which is unusual for Jesuit Generals who usually remain in their
position of power for life.
“I have studied Jesuit history and never before have they been exposed
like they have in the U.S. due to efforts of a a few people who still
consider the Protestant Reformation and its principles important,” said
Eric Jon Phelps, author of Vatican Assassins. “Jesuits like to work
under the cover of darkness and I think Kolvenbach has become too high
profile. This may be one reason he is leaving, among others.”
It is also interesting to note that Kolvenbach refuses to answer his
critics in the U.S., turning down an interview in the Arctic Beacon.
While he refuses to answer questions about Jesuit intrigue throughout
history and accusations that his band of merry “Men in Black” in the
U.S. are traitors working for the interests of the NWO and a foreign
potentate — the Pope — Kolvenbach recently gave an interview in
controlled Dutch news outlet, where questions only presented the Jesuits
in a “good and glowing light.”
Further, if the Jesuits are just an insignificant band of merry priests,
why is the crowning of a new Jesuit Gen. such a big deal. Here is a
Jesuit blog’s announcement of the ceremony going on in Rome in order to
select a new Jesuit General:
Over the next four days, Rome’s Jesuit population will increase by about
50 percent. The Society of Jesus’ 35th General Congregation, convoked to
elect a new superior general, begins Monday morning with Mass in Rome’s
Gesu Church, the site of the tomb of St. Ignatius, the Jesuit founder.
The 225 delegates to the General Congregation will be joined by many of
the 446 Jesuits who live and work or study in Rome full time.
About 20 of the delegates live in Rome, working at the Jesuit
headquarters, the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University or at the
Vatican, like Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican
Press Office, Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center. The
remaining 200 are being housed in remodeled or modified rooms in Jesuit
institutions all over the city.
While reporters are not allowed into the General Congregation sessions,
several Jesuits are preparing to share the inside story with cybernauts:
U.S. Jesuit Father Don Doll, an award-winning photographer, already is
in Rome and posting photos on his site; U.S. Father Thomas Rochford, the
head of communications for the Jesuits, has a blog and a relatively new
podcast going; and, of course, the Jesuit press office has prepared a
Web site to keep Jesuits and other readers informed.
And here is the complete interview by the Dutch news outlet with
Kolvenbach, conducted over the Christmas holidays. The interview is
roughly translated into English:
Christmas special of the convent series in Rome. Leo Fijen is at guest
at Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, superior general of the largest convent order
in the world, which of the Jesuits.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: I prefer to be ‘Black Pope’ than ‘Éminence
Grise’, so… grey eminence who works behind the scenes. That is not the
intention at all of a ‘Black Pope’, but rather, yes… providing a large
service to the church this way.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Good afternoon, and welcome at Kruispunt
from Rome. On the feast of Christmas I firstly of course wish you a
glorious Christmas. You saw and heard the Dutchman Peter-Hans
Kolvenbach. He is already almost 25 years the Superior General of the
Jesuits, already almost 25 years the boss of 20,000 Jesuits over the
whole world, for this reason he has influence, much influence, up into
the Vatican, even till the pope. And for this reason he is also called
the ‘Black Pope’ , well, that ‘Black Pope’, has behind here his
headquarter, and in that headquarter I talk with him, about his work,
his life, and about how his day looks like.
Leo Fijen: How late does your day start?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Well, that eh, is, in fact not for publicity, but
I start each day at 03.00 a.m., yes, that’s perhaps a bit early, but
that are the bests moments of the day.
Leo Fijen: Why are they the best moments of the day?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Yes, because there is silence, it is quiet, you
do not get interferred and then you can also see with the lord: how do
we go further?
Leo Fijen: That is ..
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: And that comes a bit, because in the Middle East,
3 a.m., 4 a.m., in the morning is not late.
Leo Fijen: That is a contemperative beginning of the day.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Yes.
Leo Fijen: And do you need that? To be able to allow all those visits,
all those meetings, all those questions in your heart?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: I believe so.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Peter-Hans Kolvenbach was born almost
eighty years ago in Druten.When he was 19 he joined the order of the
Jesuits which lives to the example of their founder Ignatius. In 1983 he
was chosen Superior General of the Jesuits.
(Peter-Hans Kolvenbach (far in the background): Yes, that, that church
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): He explains why he gladly starts the
day in silence:
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: We have learned from Ignatius, like in a psalm
stands, for, the servant who looks at to the hands of the master, what
does he want? And for us as Jesuit, it is very important to know: what
does the Lord want from me? What is my calling? What is my mission? What
is my work? And this way, the contemplation is more, yes, searching for
what the Lord wants from us, today, in al the work, what he has
Leo Fijen: And therefore it means, that that always starts in silence?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: that it always starts in silence and also returns
Leo Fijen: Well, I find that very meaningful, because we live in a world
in which that silence…
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Ehh, actually isn’t there. Because it not only
concerns extreme external silence, but it concerns inner silence. And
that is what we really need, to be able to bring to the people what the
Lord wants what we bring.
Leo Fijen: And if you live this way, being silent in the night, to know
what the Lord asks of us, does a man actually need a vacation ?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Nou, ghehh, that is a painful question, because I
have had always trouble to go on vacation. But that must be no reason,
for nobody, to follow my example on this point.
Leo Fijen: Why do you have difficulty to go on vacation?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: I don’t know, I am always gladly busy. And a day
where I would not know what I would have to do, would be a difficulty.
Leo Fijen: yes, is that a lost day then?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: That would be a lost day.
Leo Fijen: What a work ethic…
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: But on this point nobody must follow me.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): I stand here for the headquarters of the
Jesuits in Rome. And here I talk with Peter-Hans Kolvenbach concerning
the task, the task of the Jesuits, in this world. Because they are
everywhere, these followers of the founder Ignatius. From Tibet to Cuba,
from China to Amsterdam. They are then also not called for nothing
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: We always feel at home, more at Saint Paul, than
at the other Apostels, because Saint Paul, wanted to bring the heart of
the church to the borders of the church. And Saint Ignatius also felt
that that was his calling, and he has passed that on to the Jesuits.
Therefore Saint Paul went to Greece, in Athens on the Areopaag, to speak
there, with the wise men of his time about the ‘unknown God.’
Leo Fijen: You therefore in fact are able to say that Jesuits are,
almost the explorers of our church, eh, because they go always to the
borders of the faith.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: That is what we gladly will do, and what we feel
that our calling is.
Leo Fijen: Explorers of the faith…
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Explorers of the faith… yes..
Leo Fijen: Beautiful word, ‘explorers’ ..
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: But difficult to carry out…
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): …because the ‘explorers of the faith’
are faced with the large questions of this time. Kolvenbach is clear
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: The most difficult questions are certainly in the
bio-ethica, as it is called, this means, the beginning and the end of
every human life. But not only that, there remains a large difficulty of
the injustice or the poverty in the world, at the moment, we know that
the technique, and the science, have the possibility to make an end to
the hunger in the world, but it is not done. We CAN do it, but we do not
WANT to do it. And that is, a problem that becomes a spiritual problem,
the conversion of our heart, a heart which works not only for itself,
but, as Christ has taught us, is always there for the other. And
particularly my predecessor, Father Adruppe, has spread that motto as it
were , in the complete world, for men and women to be, FOR others and
WITH others. And that is, eh, a large task of our time. We speak of
globalisation, and I have the impression that the world has never been
so divived then today
Leo Fijen: And does that disunion also belongs, of the collision of
cultures and the collision of faiths? That also ensure much disunion?
The collision between Christianity and Islam for example? I believe that
that belongs there to, but then we would have to go a bit deeper.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: I believe that belongs there to, but then we will
have look to at, as it happens, the lord, as an inventor, has wanted, a
large diversity. Therefore when in the first page of the bible, there
the Lord starts separating the ground and the sea, the light of the day
and the darkness of the night, he makes everything as several possible
as but slightly is possible, because, as it happens, the diversity is,
enrichment. Imagine if all the flowers would be exactly the same. It
would be not beautiful, but the beauty of the inventor, shows himself in
the diversity of the creation. And then the drama, which we use all that
diversity, in one or the other manner, which can be a diversity of race,
of color, of language, of social status, which we use to fight with each
other. And that is, what brings about this bump of cultures, what in
fact would have enriched us, that we are different, is in fact used to
hate each other, with all the violence that is linked to that.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): With Christmas we also sing here in Rome
about ‘peace on earth’, but that peace was frequently far gone for
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach. For example on November 16 1989, because then 6
Jesuits were murdered in El Salvador. Right after the murder on
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: In that night of 16th November, the soldiers came
in the house, and shot down 6 Jesuits, also the housewife and her
daughter. Ramels en Beliza. Now, this has given a large shock, also in
the church, as such, the army has defended itself by saying that the
Jesuits were Communists, that they were Marxists, because if you on one
or other manner set your self in for human rights, , you already became
considered as as left or as Marxist, whereas the Jesuits have always
repeated, we do not do this for Karl Marx, but for Christ we have been
prepared to take all these risks.
Leo Fijen: Have you been touched personally?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: It has touched me personally, because I had been
there and had spoken much with them and spoke about if it was not better
if some of them, which were in very contact with the FMNL – which was
the armed resistence – or if it would not be better not better would be,
if they would leave the country. Because, there were already threats and
that were then really personal conversations to see what they said:
`Well, we believe that we must do this, as religious, as priests, as
Leo Fijen: Has it been a depthpoint for you?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: A depth, eh, a peak. A peakpunt, in the sense,
that it has shown us, yes, in which direction we must go further.
Leo Fijen: Death…
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: For the other ..
Leo Fijen: For the other one, you have shown in which direction you had
to go further
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: And that is also the direction in which, Johannes
Paulus, at that occasion has blinked.
Leo Fijen: And that direction is?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: And that direction is, which we can not only but
to believe in theory, when we really believe in Christ, then we also
believe in the fact that he has given the best of His life to the ones
which were in need. And carry that mission out till the day of today.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Peter-Hans Kolvenbach is almost 80
years. He has spent a large part of his life in the Middle East, in
Baroet and he has learned there what it meant to live in the middle of a
war. He has carried that experience with him in the rest of his life.
And he told me about that on this first Christmas day, here in Rome, on
the festival of peace.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: I remind my very well, the war in Beirut. And
that was rather different, because that was actual – I know that the
Libaneses do not gladly hear this – but was in fact a civil war. The
world war, in spite of everything, had been organized, in one or the
other manner. Eh, the civil war was not organized, therefore if we left
the house in the morning, we were never certain that we would return at
night. And you also never knew who will shoot on me, or who will attack
me or kidnap me. Or you… your were waxed in stark unsafety.
Leo Fijen: And what has that personally done for you?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: What it has done personally for me, on the first,
I have discovered that people in such situations can be very kind for
each other, which seems very remarkable, but, thus, the neighborhood in
which we lived, which was a kind of ghetto, they were never so one with
each other, and ensuring, as in that time. And also, eh, as human
experience, of what you all learned, because we visited people during
the night in the air-raid shelters because there were always
bombardments, and then, and then at a certain moment I said to someone:
Aren’t you frightened? And this – a complete ordinary – woman said: Why
would I be frightened if I know that I will see my lord after a couple
minutes? But I must add that she also said: `Father, Father, why has the
Lord revealed us the Trinity? We do not understand it, and they shoot on
us because of the Trinity.
Leo Fijen: yes… yes… I taste also something in your words of the paradox
of suffering? There was suffering because of that civil war, but by that
civil war there was also a fraternisation, there was also a unity and
there was also an admissibility for the lord.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Yes, particularly, that was also the experience
of Pater Arrupe, who had also war experience, to be general it seems it
is necessary to be someone who has war experience. But therefore, Pater
Arrupe always said: – and that was also a bit true – also in, eh, in
Beirut- `after a terrible night, the birds sing as if nothing had
happened, life goes on. `
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): He (Peter-Hans Kolvenbach) brought a
part of his life in foreign countries. If he stops in January he will
return to the Middle East. Does Kolvenbach himself actually still feels
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: You cannot remain long in Lebanon without
becoming Lebanese and then Amsterdam seems very far away.
Leo Fijen: And what does it mean to be Lebanese?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Yes, to live there with the people, and that
whole conflict in the Middle East, to sympathize with them as a
Christian. And that is not easy. Particularly – and many people who live
there have experienced this – then it becomes very difficult to pray the
`Lord’s Prayer to the end. Because on the end you ask forgiveness, and
that is in the Middle East one of the difficult points, also for the
Christians, to ask forgiveness and to give forgiveness, because there is
practically absolutely no family which does not have victims in the
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach (one time with Leo Fijen is): The first window –
what is now half open – is a type cheap goods chamber. Then the second
window – what is also half open – there pronounces the Pope the `Angelus
[B](Leo Fijen: [/B] Yes, I know that ..yes), and then the third window
is his sleep chamber. And then afterwards then come all, that is the
large library, where he receives normal manner.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Peter-Hans Kolvenbach as almost weekly
contact with the pope. He kept dear memories to the last meeting with
the then serious sick Johannes Paulus the Second.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: And particularly – was unforgettable – the last
conversation. Therefore the fact that he had difficulty to himself clear
and, therefore the effort he did, to say something yes, nevertheless,
and it came really with difficulty, therefore eh, you could only admire
him. But the difficulty was then to understand him because sometimes he
only said one word, if it was a sentence, then you could always fill it
in, but if he only said one word, then it was always difficult, eh, to
understand, yes, what, what wants he? Yes, it was really admirable, how
he carried its sickness. He did absolutely nothing to hide it.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Kolvenbach was and is a glady seen
speakpartner of the popes. He has known Benedictus the sixteenth for
years, but also knows well how to describe the previous pope, John Paul
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: To only talk with John Paul in itself was always
already impressive. And I have always admired him, because what always
asked: – also to the `Preachers – `Do not try to impose, but to present.
Do not try to impress Christ, but present Christ.` So that the people,
yes .. will listen. And he had that also in the personal conversations,
that came very strong forward with him. He was himself always a witness.
Therefore of what he himself had lived through, and what he himself had
sympathized, with other people.
Leo Fijen: You have also undoubtedly, eh, conversations, meetings with
the new pope, pope Benedictus the sixteenth.
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: Well, I know Cardinal Ratzinger of course already
more than 20 years, because, as it happens, as the Head of the Holy
Official, if we still say, we had much contact with him. It is true that
the two popes, there’re both pope, and large popes, but the style is
changed. John Paul brought to enthusiasm, eh, pope Benedictus to
awareness and you can also see that in the audiences. The number of
people that come to Rome and listen to the pope has not diminished and
also has not become larger. But as John Paul spoke with its voice and
with his stick, with his gestures and with its conviction, then in the
room, there was always movement and then there was always enthusiasm,
and that came also partial of the fact, which, eh, John Paul, was in its
youth a performer, a actor. And he knew how he had to do that. Eh, the
new pope, has been a professor for his whole life, a teacher and he is
really a master of the word. And you also see that now in the room,
people are certainly much quieter, they still make gestures, but those
gestures are are a nod to say: `yes, to what the pope has said is really
true, and that is real something what starts us.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has traveled
almost 25 years over the world, in 5 continents look up his brothers,
controlled 20,000 Jezuieten worldwide, served the pope of recommendation
as `Black Pope` and written each year more than 25,000 letters. In
January he will quit, because then a new superior-general will be
chosen. Does this mean that his task is completed?
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach: If I would answer in the sense of Saint Ignatius,
then my answer must be: NO, because, as it happens, the Jesuits are
always convinced of that you never complete a task. Everyone who were
ever in our colleges know: A.M.D.G: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. To the
greater glory of god. And that comes because Saint Ignatius loved,
comparatives. Better service to people, deeper love for Christ, greater
glorie to God, because he felt as long as you did not reach the end,
there was still something to do. When it is fulfilled, it is completed,
the dynamic remains thanks to the comparatives. For this reason Ignatius
avoided the superlative, because if you are the bests, the end of the
history is there. With consequence – which I think that stands also in
our texts of the general Congeraties – that Jesuits are never satisfied
with what is reached, they always do more. And I have been persuaded
that my successor has still much to do.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): With these beautiful words of Peter-Hans
Kolvenbach we have come to and end of this broadcast. Tomorrow there is
another special broadcast from Rome. Then I talk with Notker wolf,
superior-general of all Benedictines in the world.
Leo Fijen (speaking to public): This was Kruispunt, this was Rome, I
wish you blessed Christmas days.
Montage: Mark van den Berg
Camera: Arjen Kroon, Ron van der Lugt
Sound: Arie van der Steen
Production: Albert Aartsen and Anne de Laet
With collaboration of: Stijn Fens en Lidy Peters
Interview and final editing: Leo Fijen copyright RKK 2007