Another document that was very dear to the cardinals was the Bull Unum Sanctum of Pope Boniface VIII. The cardinals believed that by having a President named John, and a Pope named John, it would hasten the day when all the world would be under the Papacy!

Most thinking people believe that the assassination of President Kennedy was a conspiracy involving the Pentagon, the CIA, FBI, Mafia, Fidel Castro etc., etc. Until now, nobody has pointed a finger at the U.S. Roman Catholic hierarchy!

Imperious Pope Pius XII dominated the world from 1939 to 1958. His pet obsession was Communism and he was determined to wipe Russia off the map. To accomplish that goal he forged a close military alliance with cousins Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. After the defeat of Hitler, he adopted the U.S. as his new strategical partner.

Pope Pius XII (1876–1958).
Pope from 1939 to 1958.

While imperious Pope Pius dominated the world, he in turn was dominated by his housekeeper—a German nun named Josephine Lehnert.

Josephine adopted the name Sister Pascalina, but at the Vatican she was called "La Popessa."

On October 9, "La Popessa" gave Pope Pius the "poisoned chalice" and sent him to "Purgatory."


Very fit Pope Pius XII walking briskly in the gardens.
A very fit Pope Pius walking briskly in the
gardens of Castel Gondolfo, Oct. 1958.

Only 6 days before his timely demise, Cardinal Spellman had a private audience with the Pope. On his voyage back to the U.S., he had to return to Roma for the funeral and the conclave.

The funeral and burial of Pope Pius XII was a very, very hasty affair because of the odor of death!

Cardinal Spellman was the first purple prelate in the Kennedy assassination!!

Cardinal Spellman was archbishop of New York, with HQ in Saint Patrick's Cathedral "The Powerhouse," in New York City.

Cardinal Francis Spellman (1889–1967). Cardinal from 1939 to 1967.

Cardinal Spellman was known as the "American Pope" and he was military vicar of the U.S. armed forces.

He was the chosen successor of Pope Pius XII, and he would have taken the name Pius XIII in honor of his mentor.

His lifetime ambition was to obtain state or federal funding for his parochial schools!!


Cardinal Francis Spellman and Cardinal
Albert Meyer at the Oct. 1958 conclave.

State aid for his parochial school was actually on the ballot in New York state in November 1967. If it succeeded in New York, other states were sure to follow! It failed by a margin of 3 to 1....After that crushing defeat the cardinal's health declined rapidly and he went to "Purgatory" on December 2, 1967.

The coronation of Pope John XXIII,
November 4, 1958.


Cardinal Spellman was not elected because Winston Churchill wanted a smiling, happy Pope to facilitate the election of JOHN F. Kennedy in the United States.

Consequently, the new Pope was ordered to take the name JOHN.

Smiling, happy John XXIII was the exact opposite of the austere and grim Pius XII.


"Jovial" John XXIII.
Pope from Oct. '58 to J
une '63.

"Jovial" John XXIII was the very opposite of the austere, imperious Pope Pius XII. He was like a "Santa Claus" figure, dropping "presents" from his sleigh, instead of denouncing and threatening the Communists with nuclear annihilation! His friendly face disarmed the critics of the Papacy, and helped to send JFK to the White House.

Amazingly, John the Baptist—the forerunner of the Messiah—was mentioned by Josephus . . . but there is only one brief mention of the Messiah:

Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's army came from God, and that very justly, as punishment for what he did against John, that was called the Baptist (Josephus, Antiquities, Book 18, Chapter 5).

The other famous John was John the beloved disciple, who wrote the Gospel of St. John and the Apocalypse. John was the only male disciple who remained with the Messiah when he died on the Mount of Olives!

The 15th century was a terrible time for the Papacy. At one time there were actually 3 "Holy Fathers," all calling each other "Antipope," and exercising their Christian charity by throwing thunderbolts at each other!

Avignon Pope John XXII (1244–1224).
Reigned from 1316 to 1334.

Cardinal Spellman would never have taken the name John because Pope John XXII was the second Avignon Pope.

The previous Pope John XXIII was deposed at the Council of Constance in 1415.

In 1431, Joan of Arc sided with the Benedict faction in the burning issue of who was the true Pope: Martin V or Benedict XIII.

Pisan Pope John XXIII (13701419). Reigned from 1410 to 1415.

Western Europe was a house divided against itself during the 15th century because of the presence of 2, and even 3 Popes, reigning simultaneously. Backing the wrong "Holy Father" could get you burned alive at the stake, as in the case of Joan of Arc.

Cardinal Spellman returned to his HQ in the "Little Vatican" in New York City a very disappointed man. However, he did appreciate the strategy behind the smiling, happy Pope John XXIII.

Cardinal Spellman, J. Edgar Hoover
and James A. Farley.

Cardinal Spellman and J. Edgar Hoover were very close friends.

Hoover began plotting the assassination of JFK from the very minute he entered the White House.

Officially, Spellman did not endorse Nixon or JFK, but he worked feverishly behind the scenes for Kennedy.


JFK, Cardinal Spellman, and Richard Nixon
at the Alfred E. Smith dinner, Oct. 1960.

After Pope John XXIII facilitated the election of JFK and launched the Ecumenical Movement, he was also given the "poisoned chalice" and sent to St. Peter.

Cardinal Spellman had to return to Roma in June 1963 for the election of Giovanni Battista Montini as Godfather.

A pre-conclave conflab between
Montini and Spellman.

In August 1962, Cardinal Montini met with Jackie Kennedy, and the following June he became Godfather.

In June 1963, the light changed to green for the assassination of President Kennedy.

Incredibly, Camillo Burghese became Pope Paul V in June 1605. He gave the OK for the Gunpowder Plot, and he said that God would understand if Catholics were also killed in the blast.


Pope Paul VI.
Pope from June '63 to August '79.

The November 1963 assassination was supposed to frame the Russians for the assassination of the President, and provide an excuse for General Curtis LeMay to launch a first strike thermonuclear attack on the Soviet Union.

Richard Cushing was the second purple prelate in the Kennedy assassination!!

Richard Cushing was named after the Babylonian Lionheart King Richard I of England. The most infamous English king named Richard was "Hunchback" Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Cardinal Richard Cushing (1895 1970). Cardinal from '58 to '70.

Richard Cushing became archbishop of Boston in 1944.

On September 12, 1953, he married Jack and Jackie in Newport, Rhode Island.

That wedding was attended by a host of celebrities and was of one of the highlights of the year.


The wedding of Jack and Jackie in
Newport, Rhode Island, Sept. 12, 1953.

Archbishop Cushing was not allowed to vote in the October 1958 conclave, but the new Pope made him a cardinal in December of that same year.

Archbishop Cushing received the
purple on Dec. 18, 1958.

Boston Archbishop Cushing received the purple on December 18, 1958.

That meant that he was eligible to vote for Cardinal Montini in the June 1963 election.


Pope John XXIII and the new
Cardinal Cushing at the Vatican.

Immediately after the assassination, Cardinal Cushing ordered Rev. John J. Cavanaugh—the Kennedys' spiritual advisor—to the White House to hear Jackie's confession.

Rev. John J. Cavanaugh

Jackie was forgiven in advance by Cardinal Montini on the premise that the coup d'etat would be a success.

It failed because "Oswald" was still alive, and the Pentagon couldn't blame the assassination on the Russians.

On the morning after the assassination, Cardinal Cushing ordered Rev. John J. Cavanaugh to hear Jackie's confession.


Cardinal Cushing consoling Jackie after she killed her husband.

Cardinal Cushing knew that President Kennedy was just a lamb to the slaughter....In that case Jackie held the gun . . . and not the knife....Nevertheless, she had to confess the murder before she was allowed to attend the funeral mass for her dead husband:

There was to be a brief Mass for family and friends that morning at the White House. Father John J. Cavanaugh, a former president of Notre Dame University and a longtime Kennedy family friend, knocked on the door of Jackie's bedroom at 9:30 A.M.just twenty hours after Jack was shotand asked to hear her confession.
"Confession? What am I supposed to confess, Father?" she asked. Instead, she demanded to know how a caring God could "let something like this happen."
(Andersen, Jackie After Jack, pp. 36-37).

The Latin rite of confession did nothing to remove the guilt of the murder of her husband. With all the consoling and confessing her sins, Jackie was still guilt-ridden and suicidal:

At least one friend was convinced that the love affair with Bobby saved Jackie's life. Around the time of the anniversary, Jackie admitted to a friend that she had considered suicide. "She said that she had enough sleeping pills to do it," recalled Roswell Gilpatric, one of Jackie's closest confidants. "But of course she wouldn't because of the children. Everyone who loved her was very concerned about her state of mind. Nancy Tuckerman would call and say Jackie was in her room, too ill to keep our dinner date. All the terrible memories had flooded back, and Bobby was the only one who could pull her out of her depression." (Andersen, Jackie After Jack, p. 126).

In June 1967, while on vacation in Ireland, Jackie attempted suicide by drowning while swimming alone in an area with a dangerous undertow. She was rescued at the last minute by her Secret Service agent John Walsh, who secretly followed her.

Cardinal James Francis McIntyre was the third purple prelate in the Kennedy assassination!!

In July 1946, Monsignor McIntyre was promoted to archbishop of the archdiocese of New York. Prior to that date he practically ran the archdiocese for Cardinal Spellman.

McIntyre was a very talented financial wizard, or moneychanger. He gained such a reputation for financial acumen that Fifth Avenue was called "Comeonwealth Avenue."

Cardinal Francis McIntyre (1886 1979). Cardinal from 1953 to 1970.

In 1948, as a reward for enriching the archdiocese of New York, Archbishop McIntyre was made archbishop of Los Angeles.

The new archbishop received the crozier—symbol of the office— from Cardinal Spellman.

Archbishop McIntyre ran the NY archdiocese like a CEO of Ford or General Motors.



Cardinal Spellman presenting the
crozier to the new archbishop of LA.

Most to the employees of the archdiocese hated the mammon-minded prelate, and they rejoiced to see him go. They called the train that took him to LA, the "Freedom Train."

The "Freedom Train" took
McIntyre to LA.

The "Freedom Train" carried the mammon-minded prelate from NY to LA, and few were sorry to see him leave.

He was determined to make LA one of the richest diocese in the country, and replicate the "miracle" he had performed in New York.

It wasn't long before he rewarded for his efforts by Pope Pius himself.


The new cardinal received the red biretta
from Pope Pius XII in 1953.

Pope Pius blessed his new cardinal and told him to continue to multiply the loaves and fishes of dollar bills!

100 Fremont Place was the first residence
of Cardinal McIntyre

The first archiepiscopal residence was located at 100 Fremont Place.

Devout Catholic Captain William Parker was a good friend of the cardinal, and he visited often, seeking his advice on many political matters.

Captain Parker was chief of police during the murder of Marilyn Monroe.



Captain William Parker (1905–1966).
Chief of Police from '50 to '66.

Under the leadership of McIntyre, the diocese of LA experienced unprecedented growth during the 50s. The handbook for the cardinal was the Syllabus of Errors of Pope Pius IX, and he tolerated no deviation from the traditional Catholic dogma.

Cardinal McIntyre and the newly
elected Pope John XXIII.

Ultra reactionary Cardinal McIntyre welcomed the pontificate of Pope John XXIII because he knew that it would be only temporary.

He also voted for Pope Paul VI knowing that he would give the green light for the assassination of President Kennedy.


Cardinal McIntyre entering the
conclave on June 19, 1963.

Cardinal McIntyre was as shocked as all the conspirators that the coup d'etat failed, and the Soviet Union was not turned into a parking lot.

Cardinal McIntyre despised the Ecumenical Movment and the changes brought about by Vatican Council II.

Cardinal McIntyre with his Immaculate
Heart of Mary nuns. Dec. 1962.

Cardinal McIntyre despised the Ecumenical Movement and the "changes" from the Syllabus of Errors.

In September 1964, he was summoned to Roma to complete the work of Vatican Council II.

During the third session, he had a massive stroke, and almost went to "Purgatory."


Cardinal McIntyre collapsed and
almost died. Sept 14, 1964.

The cardinal was urged to return home immediately and the council ended without him in December 1965. From that time onward he was in the ecumenical wilderness until he was forced to retire in 1970. The cardinal finally went to meet his Maker on July 16, 1979.

Vital links


Andersen, Christopher. Jackie After Jack. William Morrow & Co., New York, 1998.

Cooney, John. The American Pope: The Life and Times of Cardinal Spellman. Times Books, New York, 1984.

Josephus, Flavius. The New Complete Works. Translated by William Whiston. Kregel Publicastion, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1999.

Murphy, Paul I. La Popessa. Warner Books, New York, 1983.

Watson, Thomas. The Roman Catholic Hierarchy: The Deadliest Menace to American Liberties and Christian Civilization. Jeffersonian Publishing Co., Thomson, Georgia, 1915.

Weber, Francis J. His Eminence of Los Angeles: James Francis Cardinal McIntyre. (in 2 volumes) Saint Francis Historical Society, Mission Hills, CA, 1997.

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