September 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s name is no longer easy to find on the list of official counselors of one of the world’s top international think tanks, the Center for Strategic and International Studies founded at Georgetown University in 1962.
His downfall in the wake of his exposure as a homosexual predator of seminarians and young priests has certainly made McCarrick’s presence unwelcome, and CSIS’s website appears to have been duly edited. But it is an indisputable fact that the cardinal joined that globalist institution as such in March 2007, less than a year after Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation from his post of Archbishop of Washington, D.C. No details can be found regarding the end of his appointment at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, some of whose best known members include Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brezinski.
Two questions immediately arise. One: what was a Catholic Cardinal doing in a political and geo-strategical think tank in the first place? Interference of spiritual authorities in worldly matters is hardly encouraged. The CSIS has a clear political objective: officially, it aims “to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world.” In fact, as a well-respected source of foreign policy counseling and development promotion, it has the ear of the world’s top leaders and has played a noted role in encouraging free trade and globalism with special emphasis on opening up to the eastern regions of the globe, communist dictatorships included.
Two: was the CSIS aware of the charges against McCarrick, whose history of sexual assault had already partly come to light by the time he became a member of its board of counselors? This question is of course impossible to answer at the present time. What is certain is that the former archbishop held a prestigious post and was in touch with many of the rich and mighty of this world, and was so, apparently, for many years.
But whatever the truth on that point, another scandal lurks. While joining a mundane institution that under a philanthropic guise is trying to and succeeding in shaping world politics seems strange for a prelate of the Catholic Church, cooperating with the CSIS is questionable in itself. The organization shares with other globalist institutions the policy of spreading contraception all over the world, especially in developing countries.
History of the CSIS
The Center for Strategic and International Studies was founded in 1962 as a bipartisan group including both Republicans and Democrats. Henry Kissinger joined in 1977 and is still a member: it was he who organized the cease-fire in Vietnam – that role would be crowned with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 – and it was also Kissinger who promoted “détente” with Soviet Russia and later played an important part in the “normalization” of American relations with communist China.
According to the Russian press, Kissinger still has frequent talks with Russian authorities including Vladimir Putin and he is one of the world’s foremost promoters of globalism, having said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “represent[s] the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War.” This is a step which he hoped would lead to a “free-trade zone for the entire western hemisphere.”
Kissinger has been a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Trilateral Commission founded by David Rockefeller, whose first director, Zbigniew Brzezinski, also joined CSIS in 1981 and remained a counselor – alongside McCarrick – until his death last year. Brzezinski openly theorized on a world government.
Without these groups’ influential and powerful lobbying for international trade agreements and rules that would favor communist countries such as Russia and China preceding the Perestroika, and the opening up of China in order to make it the world’s workshop, the world would have been a very different place.
The CSIS includes or has included many leaders or counselors from the political, industrial, and financial world, including CEOs and top officials of Hyatt Hotels, Coca-Cola, and Abbott Fund, as well as a representative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and Catholic Relief Services.
Many are known for their support of exporting contraception worldwide and for their LGBT-friendly and LGBT-promoting policies.
The CSIS is in itself a powerful pressure group – its operating revenue for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2016 was no less than $43.8 million, of which 27 percent came from taxpayer money via government grants.
A large number of documents published on the CSIS website shows the organization’s commitment to “women’s empowerment” and making contraceptives available to women in many developing countries. In those countries, CSIS operates special health programs that include working for so-called “reproductive rights.”
At the same time, CSIS experts have published a paper warning against demographic decline in many countries, including developing countries. The paper published in 2007 said among others that Europe and Japan would with time lose economic growth and see the decline of their living standards because of their lack of births. But the CSIS does not encourage family-friendly policies and procreation.
Theodore McCarrick’s membership of the CSIS is documented here on its website, here on the Congressional record of the U.S. Senate, and in a copy of a press release from March 2007 that is no longer available on the CSIS website but that used to link here.