With its murderous military-industrial complexes, rogue banksters, and corrupt political systems, the world is imperfect. Agents of Change are here to right what is wrong...
From the author of WikiJustice comes this explosive thriller about the people and the revolution that swept the secular and religious world. At the forefront of the battle for a new – better – world was the most powerful Catholic Order.
Jesuit priests started a movement that would turn the archaic religious institution into the leading force for change, and in the process put them at odds with the United States.
They became the biggest threat to U.S. interests...
Inspiration for the novel came from the decrees of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), which spearheaded Liberation Theology, and inspired countless Agents of Change to engage in the battle for a better world...
"And it was a question of constructing a new world. For this Jesuits need to be 'converted'. To what? To opposition against the consumer society; against those who profit from unjust sources. And Then? To be agents of change." Malachi Martin (SJ), The Jesuits
"All through the 1980s and early 90s [U.S. army intelligence] recognized that the most serious threat to U.S. interests was not secular Marxist-Leninism or organized labor but liberation theology." Peter Hallward, Damning the Flood
"Be a patriot - kill a priest." A slogan used by death squads.
FROM THE AUTHOR
Agents of Change is a novel of suspense, a pinhole into a monumental and immensely complicated struggle for a better world. Because of the constraints of the genre, and in the interest of reading flow, many aspects of the work of the agents of change were either omitted, or were only alluded to, on the pages of this book.
Curious readers are encouraged to seek further material concerning progressive Catholic priests - Agents of Change - in relation to Liberation Theology. Involved in the struggle for a better world were, among others, Franciscans and the Society of Jesus, or the Company of Jesus, better known as Jesuits, whose efforts were strengthened by the decisions of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), with its "preferential option for the poor", which terrified the Vatican Hierarchy and the United States, alike. Indeed, Liberation Theology was deemed by the U.S. military intelligence to be the biggest threat to American interests.
The struggle continues today, and some of the demands of the agents of change include, but are not limited to...
The laicization of the Jesuit Order;
Abolition of the Church Hierarchy;
Diminished role of the Pope;
The end of Celibacy...
The Existence of Heaven and Hell;
The Immaculate Conception...
Priesthood for Women;
Organizing workers' unions;
Low cost housing;
Nationalization of industries;
Preferrential Option for the Poor;
Creation of Base Communities;
The picture would not be complete without further reading on:
Father General Pedro Arrupe; Red Jesuits; Red Bishops; Red Cardinals; El Salvador; UCA; Death Squads; SOA; School of Americas; Archbishop Oscar Romero; Jesuit Vows: Three Vows / Four Vows; Decree Four of the 32nd General Congregation...
The above ideas, fought for or against, by the agents of change, were considered the biggest threat to the Church and the United States alike. Barely two months after his election, President Ronald Reagan met with the National Security Council to discuss one thing: How to destroy Liberation Theology.
In the words of defrocked Dominican priest, Matthew Fox, they concluded they could not destroy Liberation Theology, but they could slow it down by dividing the Church, "and so they went after the Pope." In exchange for the CIA funding of the Solidarity movement in Poland (Pope JPII's homeland), the Pope gave the green light to destroy Liberation Theology.
And thus, "the CIA has been involved in ... the decimation of liberation theology all over South America, the replacing of [its] heroic leaders, including bishops and cardinals, with Opus Dei cardinals and bishops, who are — well, frankly, it’s a fascist organization, Opus Dei is. It's all about obedience. It’s not about ideas or theology. They haven't produced one theologian in 40 years. They produce canon lawyers and people who infiltrate where the power is, whether it's the media, the Supreme Court or the FBI, the CIA, and finance"...
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