Pat Archbold on the papal resignation: Catholic comboxes all over the internet are overflowing with rubbish written by well-meaning but woefully misinformed Catholics.

In the discussion following the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI and in the lead up to the conclave, the amount of misinformation, hyperbole, and un-Catholic nonsense being spewed on the internet has been staggering.

No, I write not about the silly season currently underway with the mainstream media or even progressive ‘Catholic’ publications.

No, I refer to the misinformation, hyperbole, and un-Catholic nonsense being spouted by well-meaning Catholics who think they treasure orthodoxy.

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Abortion promoters provide young girls with misinformation, cheap condoms and/or low-dose birth control pills in order to set them up for unwanted pregnancies.

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Engel: There is no area in which the USCCB’s disinformation program has been more successful than in the realm of Catholic sexual morality as it applies to homosexuality and pederasty…

In his classic work New Lies For OldThe Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation, ex-KGB Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn defines “strategic disinformation” as “a systematic effort to disseminate false information and to distort or withhold information so as to misrepresent the real situation, in, and policies of, the communist world and thereby to confuse, deceive, and influence the noncommunist world, to jeopardize its policies, and to induce Western adversaries to contribute unwittingly to the achievement of communist objectives.” [1]

Over the last 40 years, a similar program of strategic disinformation and deception has been waged against faithful Catholics in America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference (NCCB/USCC), known today as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

From day one, with malice and forethought, the NCCB/USCC, a creature of the Second Vatican Council (although its roots go back to the pre-Conciliar era), has been systematically attacking and undermining Catholic dogma, faith, and morals, thereby creating a climate of confusion, deception, and apostasy among rank and file Catholics.

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