by Malachi Martin
General / Favorable Reviews
In a radio interview, Malachi Martin said this book
was about 85% true, and that he changed only the names and certain
identifying particulars, for obvious reasons. In that same interview,
Father Martin was asked if he feared for his life since writing this book.
Father Martin said he did, but that he was too old to change his ways.
Since then, Father Martin died under very suspicious circumstances. He was
found unconscious and bleeding in his home with hard wood fragments
imbedded in his skull. He was taken to the hospital, and eventually woke
from his coma for an instant and said it was a murder attempt, but he
didn't get a chance to see who did it. Then he fell back into his coma,
received the sacrament of Extreme Unction, and died. If you read this
book, you'll know why his enemies couldn't let him live. He blew the lid
off the satanic cabal in the church, and he even went so far as to
describe their black mass in detail. As a prolific exorcist, he knew a lot
more than most about Freemasons, Satanists, and the communists in the
Vatican. The Church is in crisis, with a war between the good guys and the
bad . . . and if you ever doubt it then just check the news and ask
yourself why so many murders have occurred recently in the Vatican.
Although well written, and replete with moments and aspects chilling in their believability, "Windswept House" nevertheless leaves a great deal to be desired. First, the book is too long (by at least 150 pages, I would say) and becomes almost hopelessly bogged down toward the middle. Indeed, although I'm glad I finished it, I was sorely tempted to chuck it all at around the halfway point. There are too many characters, and too many secondary and tertiary events and encounters. And the redundancies! How many times must the reader slog his way through essentially the same meetings and discussions among amazingly articulate and evil cardinals and their secular allies?
As a staunch Catholic, I can say that while some
of Malachi Martin's criticisms of the current state of the Church and of
our beloved Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, are on target, he paints too
bleak a picture. Moreover, while the power of the Church is inarguable, I
never bought into his contention that de-Catholicizing it would ensure
absolute power to the New World Order. Even if the Church could be
rendered impotent (which I don't believe), what about the enormous and
entrenched influence of Christian Fundamentalists and Muslims? They're
antithetical to the NWO, and yet Father Martin never addresses them.
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