The "Prophecy" of Bella Dodd

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Nov 28, 2009, 5:38:44 PM11/28/09
The "Prophecy" of Bella Dodd
by Christopher A. Ferrara

In light of the current confusion and moral scandal in the Church,
it would be well to consider a neglected bit of recent Church history: the
public testimony of Bella Dodd, who served as legal counsel to the Communist
Party in the United States until her conversion to Catholicism, after which
she spent the rest of her life atoning for her role in the communist
infiltration of the Catholic Church.

An article in Christian Order magazine (November 2000) recounts how Dodd and
her associate, Douglas Hyde, revealed the plan for communist subversion of
the Church:

Ex-Communist and celebrated convert Douglas Hyde revealed long ago that in
the 1930s the Communist leadership issued a worldwide directive about
infiltrating the Catholic Church. While in the early 1950s, Mrs. Bella Dodd
was also providing 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. A dozen years before Vatican II 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 voluminous testimony on communist infiltration of Church and state
before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the 1950s. In a lecture
at Fordham University during that time, Dodd unveiled what would seem to be
an uncanny prophecy of future chaos in the Church. The lecture was attended
by a monk whose account of the talk is presented in Christian Order:

I listened to that woman for four hours and she had my hair standing on end.
Everything she said has been fulfilled to the letter. You would think she
was the world's greatest prophet, but she was no prophet. She was merely
exposing the step-by-step battle plan of Communist subversion of the
Catholic Church. She explained that of all the world's religions, the
Catholic Church was the only one feared by the Communists, for it was its
only effective opponent. The whole idea was to destroy, not the institution
of the Church, but rather the Faith of the people, and even use the
institution of the Church, if possible, to destroy the Faith through the
promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was
not the real thing. Once the Faith was destroyed, she explained that there
would be a guilt complex introduced into the Church.. to label the 'Church
of the past' as being oppressive, authoritarian, full of prejudices,
arrogant in claiming to be the sole possessor of truth, and responsible for
the divisions of religious bodies throughout the centuries. This would be
necessary in order to shame Church leaders into an 'openness to the world,'
and to a more flexible attitude toward all religions and philosophies. The
Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the

Does any of this sound familiar? Unless you have been comatose since
Vatican II, you would be aware that Bella Dodd was describing the state of
the Catholic Church today. Today, post-conciliar churchmen wallow in guilt
over the Church's "intolerant" past, make public apologies for the sins of
dead Catholics (but not their own sins against the living faithful,
including the victims of the homo-priest cover-up), and extol the virtues of
other religions, thereby de facto abandoning the defined dogma that there is
no salvation outside the Church.

Bella Dodd was no prophet. She merely told us what the infiltrators
of the Church were planning to do. And lo, they have done it.

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