#208: Bella Dodd: A Communist Infiltrator Repents—Mary Nicholas, MD
Many people have heard the story of the former Communist Party leader Bella Dodd deployed “over 1000 communist agents” into American seminaries to infiltrate the Church. But if you read Bella Dodd’s autobiography, she makes no mention of it.
So who exactly was Bella Dodd and how do we know she did this? Researcher Dr. Mary Nicholas has written an impressive, albeit not yet published manuscript on Dodd’s life. Finally, historical documentation about the plan to infiltrate and dominate the Catholic Church from within.
In this episode, you will learn
- Basic biographical information about Dodd’s childhood in Italy, her rise in US Communist circles, and her anti-Catholic subversion.
- What drew her to Communism.
- How she trained and deployed about 1100 young men to become seminarians, get ordained, and climb the ecclesial ranks as essentially Communist infiltrators.
- The background to the complete dearth of condemnation of communism in the documents of Vatican II
- How her idyllic childhood in a Catholic setting eventually became a magnet of return when she was expelled by the Party.
- Her friendship with Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen and how he helped her learn the Faith and return whole-heartedly.
- How Bella Dodd spent the rest of her life teaching against the Communist scourge, as a penance for her infiltration activism.
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