DEAR BROTHER MICHAEL DIAMOND--
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF FR. MALACHI MARTIN??? WAS HE AS HOLY AS EVERY ONE SAYS HE WAS??? WHAT ABOUT HIS DEATH??? HOW DID HE DIE???
IN YOUR OPINION WAS HE A VERY SUCCESSFUL EXOECIST??? WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE HAVING YOUR BROTHER PETERS OPINIONS ON THESE QUESTIONS TOO. HOW WELL DID YOU AND YOUR KNOW FR. MARTIN???
THANK YOU !
I spoke with Malachi Martin on the telephone a few times when Martin was living.
I know the following information will upset some people, but the truth must be told. The fact is that Malachi Martin held to and publicly spread numerous heresies, as well as the most pernicious and misleading errors regarding the current apostasy. For instance, when he was on the Art Bell radio program he stated that pagan, American Indian religions glorify Jesus. These are pagan, false religions of the devil; yet Martin says they glorify Jesus. Martin's statement was completely heretical and a denial of the Faith.
Malachi Martin also publicly stated in an interview with Bernard Janzen that Buddhists can be saved and that John Paul II has never taught heresy! Only one who was completely unfamiliar with Antipope John Paul II (which Martin was not) or a conspirator or an apostate would ever dare to utter such an outrageous statement. Malachi Martin also promoted the false and evil notion that John Paul II is just a weak man surrounded by much worse men who are the real problem, thereby exonerating John Paul II from guilt in the process. This is exactly what the devil wants people to believe, and it has been imbibed all over the “traditional” and false “conservative” movement. We've seen firsthand how his books, especially Windswept House, have falsely influenced many traditionalists (especially in the SSPX, among whom his views are rampant) to exonerate John Paul II from the Vatican II apostasy, and shift the focus to other people - other people who, in reality, are just following his program of apostasy. This has given many a false hope in the false Vatican II sect.
Malachi Martin would occasionally reveal some very interesting facts, and then mix them in with all kinds of falsehoods. He was a mass of confusion. For instance, he stated publicly on the Art Bell program that the validity of the Novus Ordo is questionable (which means that it must be considered invalid), and then when he was asked where one could go to a Seminary he would just say, "find a good one"! Why didn't he tell the poor person asking the question that he couldn't go to any Novus Ordo Seminaries since they are celebrating "Masses" that cannot be considered valid? Martin would speak about Paul VI being the choice for the “Anti-Church,” while at the same time he defended the Anti-Church of which Paul VI was the head.
The fact is that he was a man who misled countless souls into error and a false explanation of the Vatican II Apostasy - his false explanation being all the more deceptive because of the conservatism and the truths with which it was mixed. And he may have been far worse than we can even imagine. We have seen a serious expose of Malachi Martin which brings forward evidence that he was an agent of international Judaism. One must ask: why were his books published by major Jewish Publishing houses? There is also a book written about him called Clerical Error, in which the author (a prominent man) claims that Martin carried on an affair with his wife. Some may say that this is all meant to discredit him, but we have an acquaintance who met Malachi Martin and saw him give a woman a deep kiss on the lips. This only lends credence to the claims of the author of Clerical Error. We also know a Biblical Scholar who was going to co-author a book with Malachi Martin. This Biblical Scholar knew Martin well and was not convinced that he was not working for some secret Society.
Many don’t know that Malachi Martin’s first book was called Jesus Now. This book denies the Second Coming of Christ and is filled with blasphemies against Our Lord Jesus Christ. Martin never publicly renounced this most disgusting work. These are the facts about Malachi Martin, as disquieting as they may be to some.
More corroborating info on the apostate Malachi Martin from a reader
DEAR MONKS, I JUST GOT THROUGH READING YOUR COMMENTARY ON MALACHI MARTIN. I HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION TO ADD TO WHAT YOU SAID. BACK IN THE LATE 80'S I WAS IN CHARGE OF GETTING GUESTS ON A WORLDWIDE CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM. ONE OF THE GUESTS LINED UP FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS MALACHI MARTIN. I HAD HIS APARTMENT PHONE NUMBER IF I REMEMBER IN NEW YORK. THIS IS WHAT I REMEMBER ON THE ONLY CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE MAN. THIS WAS IN THE EVENING AND A WOMAN ANSWERED THE PHONE. I COULD HEAR HER IN THE BACKGROUND THE WHOLE TIME I WAS TALKING TO HIM. I REMEMBER I HAD ABOUT TEN OF HIS BOOKS AND THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS I WANTED TO ASK HIM. I HAD THE BOOKS NEARBY FOR REFERENCE. I WANTED TO ASK HIM ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST, THE DEVIL, THE CHURCH, ETC. FIRST OF ALL THE MAN [Malachi] WAS PLASTERED WITH ALCOHOL. HE SWORE LIKE A SAILOR. HE TOOK GOD'S NAME IN VAIN OFTEN AND USED THE F-WORD ROUTINELY. I KNOW IT WAS HIM -BECAUSE I HAD HEARD HIM ON TALK SHOWS. HE HAD JUST BEEN ON KMOX RADIO IN ST.LOUIS. I REMEMBER MY BOSS RUNNING TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS ON THE RADIO BEING INTERVIEWED. HIS VOICE WAS UNMISTAKEABLE. IT WAS HIM ON THE PHONE. WHAT I OBSERVED IS HE WAS PROBABLY AN ALCOHOLIC AND A FOUL MOUTH. I WAS TOLD HE ACTED LIKE A SAINT IN FRONT OF OTHERS. IT JUST DEPENDED ON THE SITUATION. WE DISCUSSED THE ANTICHRIST AND HE SAID THAT HE WOULD BE A WORLD MANAGER AND WOULD PROBABLY BE JEWISH. I BROUGHT UP BISHOP FULTON J.SHEEN. I ASKED IF HE WERE A BIG PHONEY. AND HE SAID ABSOLUTELY. I MENTIONED TO HIM THAT SHEEN HAD WRITTEN A BOOK STATING THAT TEILHARD DE CHARDIN WAS NOT ONLY THE HOLIEST SAINT OF THE 20TH CENTURY BUT A ST JOHN OF THE CROSS - IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. AS I SAID THE WHOLE TIME THERE WAS A WOMAN IN THE BACK GROUND LAUGHING AND GIGGLING. SHE MAY HAVE BEEN DRUNK ALSO. THIS SURELY MUST HAVE BEEN THE WOMEN YOU MENTIONED IN THE COMMENTARY. I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT NO SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH AND HE DIDN'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT. THEY ALWAYS QUOTE ST.THOMAS AQUINAS - AND I POINTED OUT THAT HE HAD BEEN WRONG ON MANY THINGS. HE WAS CERTAINLY WRONG ABOUT THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. AFTER THAT CONVERSATION I WAS REALLY SUSPICIOUS OF HIS BOOKS - AND WHAT HE SAID. I TRIED TO INFORM OTHERS ABOUT THIS ONE CONVERSATION - AND WHAT I HAD OBSERVED AND HEARD - BUT I REMEMBER BEING PERSECUTED AND ATTACKED BY THOSE WHO CLAIMED TO BE CATHOLIC. I LOST SOME SO-CALLED CATHOLIC FRIENDS. AS TO BISHOP SHEEN I SUSPECT HE WAS EVEN WORSE THAN MARTIN. IN SHEENS FIFTY TALKS ON THE CATHOLIC FAITH HE PROMOTES EVOLUTION BIG TIME. JUST AS IN POLITICS - THE CONSERVATIVES ARE AS EVIL AS THE LIBERALS. THEY ARE PROBABLY MORE EVIL BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SUCKED IN BY THEIR CONSERVATIVE APPEAL. THE DEVIL IS ON THE RIGHT AND ON THE LEFT. JUST A FEW THOUGHTS. ED FROM ST.LOU.
Thank you, Ed, for that very interesting information, which is perfectly consistent with the activity of Malachi Martin as seen by others, as well as his repeated and public denials of the Catholic Faith. There is an interesting story which corroborates this, which we would like to share with our readers. We had a friend who is a Biblical Scholar, who presently lives in New York City. He knew Martin very well. At lunch one day, he, Martin and others got into a conversation about Lazarus and the Rich Man in the Gospel (Luke 16). During the conversation, Martin said he believed that the Rich Man was in Hell, and someone at the table disagreed with him and gave the reasons why. The person who disagreed apparently didn’t think that the Rich Man could be in Hell, since the Rich Man showed compassion on his brothers by asking that God warn them of the fires – activity inconsistent with a damned soul, according to this man. So, when this man said that he disagreed with Martin, Martin alleged responded: “Who do you think you are a [bleeping] Saint,” bleeping used to denote the use of profanity.
But your e-mail sheds light on a reality that few can see because their faith is too weak, that men who present themselves as strong Catholics can actually be this wicked and evil inside. So many souls have been misled by this phony apostate; he has effectively neutralized a large part of the traditionalists by his false thesis that John Paul II is not the real problem, and the damage and the evil he has done in falsely shaping the view of people is difficult to put into words, especially among many of the shallow SSPX supporters, who fawn over people when they appear to have knowledge and erudition, while missing the important thing – what is the substance of their message? Are they saying anything of value? People are so deceived by this heretical apostate, that “Catholic Treasures” was even selling a tract commemorating him.
A Defense of Malachi Martin
Dear Brother Dimond,
We do indeed intend to order the 7 DVDs etc., in future, information unobtainable elsewhere in the era of the Great Apostasy… I should add also in honesty that your reader's and your own comments on Malachi Martin have little bearing on his many virtues, generously distributed to me as I described, and to countless others. Once he left Rome and the Jesuit order, a campaign of vicious scurrility and slander was initiated, and continued until his death. " Put not your faith in princes, " he often told me, and he sometimes did, to his detriment. This is not to raise Malachi to the altar, if such indeed were merited, and this God alone knows. But second-hand tales of his drinking and untoward language are inadmissible in court, and without names and dates, I place little confidence in them. That he at one time drank, and cursed, is without doubt likely. I myself shared a glass of wine with him in New York. I never heard uncivil language from his lips but like you I have spoken to others who have; so he could be coarse.
Bear in mind, however, two factors: one being that Malachi has already had judgment passed on him by his Maker, for worse or (I dearly hope) for better. The other is that he participated over twenty years in over 200 minor and major exorcisms, a field of endeavor which most priests avoid and would not touch, as Malachi would say, "with a ten foor barge pole". More to the point, a standard feature of major exorcism is that in this deadly struggle with ultimate evil, the exorcist can expect his every unconfessed sin exposed, every error revealed, every secret laid bare by his foe. I submit that someone exposing himself to the baleful hatred of Lucifer's minions in a state of mortal sin is foolhardy beyond reason, and would soon pay the ultimate and eternal price for such a grievous error.
In short, I personally do not claim sainthood for my dearest friend, now passed from my ken, but I have little patience with those who gleefully shred his reputation, most likely to elevate their own worth in the eyes of others, a deplorable practice I notice most especially in the ranks of Traditional Catholics who preen themselves on being private potiffs for the others in their circle of acquaintances. I know such a trend is likely, given the shambles of authority now regnant, but I hold with my name saint Paul in such matters: in all things, charity… P.W.
If the only evidence against Malachi Martin were personal accounts against his character, then perhaps one could scrutinize each of those accounts and, by slim chance, determine that they were all false (which I don't believe). But Malachi Martin is on record with public heresy: stating that Buddhists can be saved and thereby denying Catholic dogma; stating that pagan religions glorify Jesus, which is apostasy; stating that John Paul II has never denied the Faith, which is heresy; and for years feeding people a misleading and heretical explanation of the Vatican II apostasy. This demonstrates that Malachi Martin was not of God and did not possess the true Faith.
A Defense of Malachi Martin Part 2
My preference is to leave public burnings at the stake to the English, and internet drawings and quarterings to others with better sources than mine. My position is that of a poor and sinful penitent who prefers not to participate in condemnations of those already having met their judgement. I doubtless have a great dearth of the firsthand evidence of heresy which for others is ready to hand, and given the obviously widespread diabolical disinformation now covering the world, I am most loath to sit and pronounce judgement on other poor souls, for fear of being so off-handedly condemned myself .
While the truly Catholic life is indeed a fierce battleground, with no quarter given, my preference is to follow our Lady's example and keep my eyes firmly fixed on Heaven, while avoiding sending everyone else in my path to hell. You cut a very wide swathe with your keen vision, Brother Peter, and I suspect that whatever be my response, your blade is already at my throat, for I can discern no charity in your judgements, which to my eyes seem to be based largely on personal anecdotes. Outside of yourself and your fellow Benedictines, have you as yet found anyone who passes the test of salvific probity, or does the world beyond your borders stand condemned in toto?...
It is a common tactic of liberals to attribute to the person with whom they disagree a position that he doesn't hold to avoid addressing his facts which they find so disquieting. This is precisely what you have done multiple times. You have implied that I am advocating "burnings at the stake"; drawings and quarterings; sending everyone else in my path to Hell; and condemning the world in toto. None of those things did I espouse or suggest, but you bring up these emotionally charged ideas to skirt away from the fact that you refuse to admit that Malachi Martin's statements that Buddhists can be saved and that pagan religions glorify Jesus are heretical and denials of Catholic Faith. If you cannot say that those statements are denials of Catholic Faith then I'm sorry to say that you don't possess it. It is not my fault that Malachi Martin believed these things.
Frankly, it is not charitable to do what you did above: to attribute to someone something which he didn't advocate but which seems bad in order to cover up the weakness of your position. It is also very cowardly, because it demonstrates that a man cannot deal with the facts. The two facts that I cited above are not based on flimsy second-hand information, but public statements Martin made.
I'm sad to say that if your attitude in this regard is "I cannot judge," then you would have said the same thing in the 4th century during the Arian crisis when they quarreled over that "little" matter - only a word in Greek - whether Jesus was of one substance with the Father or merely of a similar substance. Many I'm sure said the same thing as you, "I'm just a sinful layman and I won't judge or condemn the Arians, let alone the Semi-Arians," and they wound up denying the Divinity of Christ. To be unable to denounce Malachi Martin’s statements that Buddhists can be saved; that pagan religions glorify Jesus; and that John Paul II has not taught heresy, is to be unable to profess the Faith of Christ.
I hope you realize that you are not looking at this matter fairly.
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