Helping Pope Francis to Help the Poor

With probably trillions in gold, Pope Francis has a good idea about sharing the wealth. Would he be willing to set a good example and say, “Follow me”?

If you Google “gold to the Vatican,” the first page of 7,080,000 results includes numerous links to $170 million in gold from Nazi Germany taken from the teeth of Jewish people gassed to death.

There are also 55,000 results for “gold to the Vatican” in videos with some of the same points in the below YouTube video. On the 2nd page of “gold to the Vatican” is a link to an article re: the Philippines as the “wealthiest nation on earth” and an explanation of “why the Diaz Last Will allotted 15% or around 90,000 metric tons of gold to the Vatican.” This is just the tip of the iceberg.

International Monetary Fund Whisteblower Karen Hudes says some of our tax dollars go to the UK by treaty and then to the Vatican Bank, raising huge questions — How can this be (@7:30 minutes)?

New World gold acquisition may have started with Cortez and the conquest of the Aztecs. I have seen cathedrals in Latin America with much gold. And it confirms the Bible’s reference to a woman in Revelation 17 that some Protestants interpret as the Vatican. She’s described as involved with kings and politics, arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with gold, precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, Rev 17:2,4. Sounds like wealth, and sitting on seven hills [Rome], Rev 17:9,

So why would Pope Francis ask the only historically Protestant nation to help when he’s had the resources of Inter-America and South America at his command for centuries?

How does Pope Francis explain their poverty when Catholicism has dominated them? In the early 1960’s I spent a summer in Colombia and Venezuela when a third of the people couldn’t read or write –a sharp contrast to men like Jefferson, Madison, Adams and Lincoln who had no benefit of our great public schools of today. Maybe they were (God forbid) homeschooled!

Shouldn’t we start asking questions before we jump into a socialist pot to share what we have with everyone else? Maybe the first question would be how much wealth does the Vatican have? Can we inspect it like we would like to inspect Iran’s nuclear developments?

Catholic means universal, and we have a congress that is catholic—not Roman Catholic, but (little c) catholic–universal that wants to go along to get along and so very few with the guts to stand for what’s right, even at the risk of personal loss.

And maybe that explains how the Supreme Court works with a majority of Catholic justices favoring Obamacare that will surely ruin America, if same sex marriage doesn’t do it first with their approval. Is Protestantism dead? If we don’t speak out now, we must forever hold our peace. Freedom of press is nearly gone, but 7,080,000 results for “gold to the Vatican” deserves a bigger picture of how we got here from the Catholic World–

“There is, ere long, to be a state religion in this country, and that state religion is to be the Roman Catholic.”

1st. The Roman Catholic is to wield his vote for the purpose of securing Catholic ascendancy in this country.

2nd. All legislation must be governed by the will of God, unerringly indicated by the pope.

3rd. EDUCATION must be controlled by Catholic Authorities, and under education the opinions of the individual and the utterances of the press are included, and many opinions are to be forbidden by the secular arm, under the authority of the Church, even to war and bloodshed.”

– Father Hecker, Catholic World, July 1870.


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EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Richard Ruhling is a physician whose interest in retirement includes a concern for where we are going in America. He offers more information at his website:

6 replies
  1. Dr. Rich Swier
    Dr. Rich Swier says:

    My concern is that Pope Francis is taking the Catholic Church in a direction that melds it with government – the Church is becoming the state.

    Pope Francis must understand that wealth is created in a free market, not by government. Government only consumes wealth to further its own ends.

    To truly help the poor Pope Francis should be promoting individualism, not collectivism.

    • Richard Ruhling
      Richard Ruhling says:

      While I agree with Dr. Swier, the pope does not have to agree.
      He is in agreement with policy formed centuries ago and well-expressed by
      the Encyclical of Pope Pius X, issued in 1864–
      the right to require the State not to leave any man free to profess his own religion;
      the right to employ force;
      the right to claim dominion in temporal things;
      the right to have the entire control of public schools;
      the right to hold princes and kings in subjection;
      the right to treat all marriages as invalid which are not solemnized according to the forms of the Council of Trent;
      the right to prevent the State granting to immigrants the public exercise of their own worship;
      the right to require the State not to permit free expression of opinion;
      Lafayette said it best when he said;
      “If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the Catholic clergy.” -Lafayette

  2. Richard Ruhling
    Richard Ruhling says:

    It seems that Dr. Swier is correct that Pope Pius IX did not call it an encyclical, but Syllabus of Errors in which many aspects of life and government were condemned, including these–
    “The Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church.” (No. 55)
    “Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.” (No. 15) and that “It has been wisely decided by law, in some Catholic countries, that persons coming to reside therein shall enjoy the public exercise of their own peculiar worship.” (No. 78) [The popes say No to freedom of conscience and separation of church and state, but this nation that practiced separation of church & state has done well until Reagan appointed an ambassador to the Vatican and it’s been downhill ever since then

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      The Church must be involved in creating a moral citizenry capable of self governance. It is true that you cannot separate the church and the state as the state is, by its very nature, immoral. Only the Church can weigh in on moral issues from the pulpit.

      If the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage then it is the duty of the Church to defy that edict on the basis of morality.

      The U.S. Constitution does not allow the establishment of a national religion as we see in other nations. However, it guarantees the free exercise of religious beliefs, which is as its source the freedom of conscience.

  3. Richard Ruhling
    Richard Ruhling says:

    Over the Supreme Court entrance in the central position is Moses holding the Ten Commandments which were like a Table of Contents for the different types of relationships. The 5th was the parent-child relationship, the 6th (murder/anger) protected our fellow man, the 7th (adultery) guarded the marriage relationship, Stealing, Lying wanting what is not yours were all protective and moral, and the State, if it’s wise, will support those laws found in Scripture because “the law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.” Psalm 19:7.

    Changing what is perfect spells trouble, which is why governments around the world are failing and losing control with increasing lawlessness. The church has NO duty to enforce the first table of stone that defines our duty to God and how we worship. That’s between the individual and God as to how to obey Him. We might disagree, but that’s for each of us to decide what our duty to Him is.

    The problem with the medieval church was their punishment of heretics for what they considered duty to God. I would be included because I don’t find any biblical support for Sunday worship. I even have a letter from a priest who offered $1000 for anyone who could show from the Bible that he was dutibound to keep Sunday. He said it was on the basis of church tradition. My understanding is that we are coming to a time when I will be forced to accept Sunday or be unable to buy or sell for non-compliance with the New World Order which will be governed by the UN. It’s possible that the pope’s concern for the environment may also impact this issue–don’t work–stay home or go to church on Sunday–family values, etc. We got rid of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, so few people know how Exodus 20:8-11 reads, but it says the same in Catholic Bibles–they are good translations.


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