Dr. Fauci and Pope Francis: Jesuit Birds of a Feather?

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By Greg Bentley and Stuart P. Quint

Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’[1]

“Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”[2]

The coronavirus crisis creates strange bedfellows.

What unites Washington, DC and Vatican City today?  What do Dr. Anthony Fauci and Pope Francis share in common?

Not only are both men vocal in the COVID 19 pandemic.  Both are disciples of the Catholic Jesuits.  Both men also collaborate with other major players such as Jesuit Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the CDC,[3] and ecumenist Dr. Francis Collins, head of the NIH.[4]

Dr. Collins also is leading the charge to blind naïve evangelicals to the dangers of the vaccination agenda through his organization Biologos .[5]  They seek to nullify the Biblical interpretation of Genesis and replace it with modern revisionist theory of evolution.[6]

If their efforts succeed, the consequences for Bible believers in various nations could be grave.  Hence, it is necessary to analyze the other two major players.

Are the similarities between Fauci and Francis mere coincidence?  Or do they reflect a larger and ominous agenda?

The Jesuit Education of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a position he has held since 1984.[7]  He has been intimately involved in public affairs and policy for the past six presidential administrations.

Fauci’s role has expanded significantly to being a player in Operation Warp Speed, the campaign to rapidly develop a vaccine against COVID.[8]

Fauci has also been a player on the global stage as a member of the Leadership Council for nearly a decade.  “The World Health Organization, UNICEF, the National institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a collaboration to increase coordination across the international vaccine community and create a Global Vaccine Action Plan.”[9]

Fewer people know that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a poster boy for the Roman Catholic Jesuit educational system. His academic curriculum vitae spans nearly two decades.  Starting with Our Lady of Guadeloupe Grammar School in Brooklyn, NY,  Fauci continued his Jesuit indoctrination at Regis High School,[10] a no-tuition Jesuit college-prep school on New York City’s Upper East Side.  He credits this Jesuit education for getting him to where he is today. 

“I went to Regis High School, a Jesuit high school, which had a major impact on my career even up to today.”[11] 

“Fauci often credits part of his professional success to the inculcation of Jesuit intellectual rigor that was a core part of his education: an emphasis on organization and logic, on succinctness and clarity of expression. Arguably, the twinning of science and the humanities has proved useful in his dual roles as physician and researcher as well…  He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, said to be the oldest Catholic [Jesuit] college in New England, where he received a bachelor’s degree in the classics.”[12]

“’I take great comfort in knowing that when he speaks that he is speaking the truth and nothing but the truth,’ Jesuit Fr. Daniel Lahart, Regis’ president, told NCR.”[13]

Should this give you “great comfort”?   

This is a fascinating comment, especially when one realizes that Fauci has equivocated and even contradicted himself on several occasions in a matter of weeks!  Merely ascribing it to changes in “the data” or “the science” does not whitewash Fauci’s equivocation.

Dr. Fauci Equivocates on Masks

Masks: to wear or not to wear?

Dr. Fauci appeared on the national news program “60 Minutes” on March 6, 2020.  He unequivocally declared:

“’Right now, in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks.’  Upon the interviewer challenging him with the question, ‘You’re sure?  Because people are listening really closely to this,’ Dr. Fauci responds.  ‘No, there’s no reason to be wearing a mask.  When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is, and often there are unintended consequences – people keep fiddling with the masks and they’re touching their face.’”[14]

However, only 1 month later, Dr. Fauci contradicted himself and urged Americans to wear masks.[15]  Fauci’s change in mind had nothing to do with any new facts about the efficacy of masks at all!  Rather he rationalized his lying by saying he had to protect mask supplies for medical workers.[16]

Yet, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in its May 21, 2020 issue still believed masks for most people are useless!

“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”[17]

It is also noteworthy that Dr. Fauci does not even follow his own prescription consistently.  He neglected to wear his mask while watching a baseball game.[18]

Dr. Fauci on Riots: “Who Am I to Judge?”

Do riots and public protests spread contagion of COVID?

Dr. Fauci warned of a potential spike in cases on June 7.[19]

Yet again, barely 2 months later, Fauci changed his tune.

Before a Congressional hearing on July 31, Dr. Fauci was asked by Representative Jim Jordan about whether riots and protests in US cities following the murder of George Floyd could spread the contagion of COVID and necessitate potential government crackdown.  Dr. Fauci equivocated and refused to answer.

James Gagliano, a retired FBI officer and CNN analyst, remarked:

“Stunning response from an infectious disease expert whom I have been supportive. You can’t be loquacious and willing to weigh in on EVERY aspect of American society (dating apps, baseball, etc.) during the pandemic, and suddenly fall mute when questioned about organized protests.”[20]

Dr. Fauci’s equivocation resembles the quizzical response of Pope Francis to a question on whether homosexuality is sin: “Who am I to judge?”[21]

Time does not permit review of Dr. Fauci’s equivocation on a host of other issues: the severity and duration of the COVID crisis, the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine treatment, and the effectiveness of lockdowns.[22]

Indeed, Jesuit moral theology justifies lying, “equivocation”, and perjury if the liar believes it will advance a “greater cause”.[23]

Daniel Lahart, president of Regis High School and Jesuit, said this about Dr. Fauci: “He’s got a relatively good poker face. But not all of the time.”[24]

Let the discerning reader call Dr. Fauci’s bluff.

The Jesuit Agenda of Pope Francis “in the Age of Pandemic”

What in the world does Pope Francis have to do with the coronavirus?

In fact, the Jesuit Pope has much to say!  He also employs a whole army of clerics and academics to speak on his behalf.

Francis wants any vaccine to prioritize the poor.[25]  On the surface, that position appears noble.

Yet, deeper examination reveals that Pope Francis has a broader and more ambitious agenda.

On July 27, 2020, the Pontifical Academy for Life put out an encyclical entitled “Humana Communitas in the Age of Pandemic”.[26]  The Academy advises the Vatican on bioethics.  The letter itself addresses lessons to be learned from the crisis and prescribes improvements in global society and government.

Pope Francis named Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia head of the Academy in 2016.[27]  Like his benefactor, Paglia holds positions contrary to the Bible beyond the false gospel of Rome.  As former head of the Pontifical Institute on the Family, Paglia introduced Catholic sex education materials inviting youth to imbibe movies with explicit content at the World Youth Day in Poland in 2016.[28]

The letter “Humana Communitas in the Age of Pandemic” continues a letter written by Pope Francis a year ago.  The Pope’s original letter “Humana Communitas” observes the 25th anniversary of the Academy and reminds it of its purpose in the 21st century.  He makes a rather curious statement:

“’…that science and technology, at the service of the human person and his fundamental rights, contribute to the overall good of man and to the fulfillment of the divine plan of salvation.’ (Saint John Paul II, Motu Proprio Vitae Mysterium [11 February 1994]).”[29]

In affirming the error of a previous Pope, Jesuit Pope Francis also denies the truth of “the divine plan of salvation”.  Christ has already and perfectly fulfilled God’s plan!

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”[30]

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.[31]

Beyond denying the complete and perfect atonement of Christ, Pope Francis also exalts an opposing philosophy called “Progressivism”.  This belief posits that human progress will lead to “paradise on earth” and the perfection of man.[32]

The letter “Humana Communitas in the Age of Pandemic” further prepares the reader to “a conversion of thought and action to be experienced in our common responsibility for the human family…”[33]

This word choice is deliberate.  The letter demands obedience to what the Academy (the Pope) commands.  “Conversion of thought” involves changing what the reader knows in exchange for what Rome tells you to believe, regardless of reality.  The motive is “our common responsibility” strongly echoes “the common good”[34] where the rights, including property, are placed second to the interests of the collective, whose head naturally is the Papal See.

This idea is repeated again: “With the pandemic, our claims to autonomous self-determination and control have come to a sobering halt, a moment of crisis that elicits deeper discernment.”[35]  In other words, stop thinking independently of Rome and use “discernment”, the first “Universal Apostolic Preference” of the Jesuit order.[36]

In what areas does Jesuit Pope Francis wish us to convert our thinking?[37]

1. Environmentalism

“The Covid-19 epidemic has much to do with our depredation of the earth and the despoiling of its intrinsic value. It is a symptom of our earth’s malaise and our failure to care; more, a sign of our own spiritual malaise (Laudato Si’, n. 119).” (1.2)

“Will we be able to remedy the fracture that has separated us from our natural world… a menace to one another?  Consider the chain of connections that link the following phenomena: increasing deforestation pushes wild animals in the proximity of human habitat… The exaggerated demand for meat in first world countries gives rise to enormous industrial complexes of animal farming and exploitation…” (1.2)

2. Open borders (Loss of National Sovereignty)

“…efforts in international cooperation. In this context, a privileged

place belongs to the World Health Organization (WHO).” (2.2)

“The narrow mindedness of national self-interests has led many countries to vindicate for

themselves a policy of independence and isolation from the rest of the world, as if a pandemic could be faced without a coordinated global strategy.” (2.2)

3. Economics

“For sure, in all countries the common good of public health needs to be balanced against economic interests.” (1.3)

“The contrast between the two situations throws into relief a strident paradox, recounting, once more, the tale of disproportion in wealth between poor and rich countries.” (1.2)

“As a duty, solidarity does not come for free, without cost and the readiness of the rich countries to pay the price required by the call for the survival of the poor and the sustainability of the entire planet.” (2.3)

“The dream recently envisaged for the Amazon region might become a universal dream, a dream for the whole planet to “integrate and promote all its inhabitants, enabling them to enjoy ‘good living’” (Querida Amazonia, 8).” (2.3)

4. Social Justice

“Access to quality health care and to essential medicines must be effectively recognized as a universal human right (cfr. Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, art. 14).” (2.2)

“At the same time, we need to flesh out a concept of solidarity that extends beyond generic commitment to helping those who are suffering. A pandemic urges all of us to address and reshape structural dimensions of our global community that are oppressive and unjust, those that a faith understanding refers to as “structures of sin”. The common good of the humana communitas cannot be had without a real conversion of minds and hearts (Laudato si’, 217-221). A call for conversion is addressed to our responsibility: its shortsightedness is imputable to our unwillingness to look the vulnerability of weakest populations at a global level…” (2.2)

Conclusion: We Need to Discern the Truth of Christ from False Jesuit Science

Dr. Fauci and Pope Francis flock together like “birds of a feather”.  Though in different hemispheres, both come from a similar Jesuit background.  Both mask their service of the Roman Jesuit agenda.  Both aspire to “reshape structural dimensions” of our “oppressive and unjust” society through “conversion”.

The fruits of “Jesuit science” are obvious.  Coercion to take an unproven vaccine,[38] economic depression[39] and social disintegration[40] from lockdowns, and official repression of church gatherings[41] (in contrast with leniency for violent riots)[42] manifest a far greater plan than merely curing a virus.

Could Operation Warp Speed really be putting us on “Warp Speed” to a Vatican-inspired dystopia?

What can you do in this time of trouble?

In this troubled time, we need true Biblical discernment.  Our thinking needs to be transformed by the truth of God’s Word.[43]  We are not to be conformed or “converted” by Jesuit deceit and mental mysticism, regardless of how many others, even professing evangelicals, might persuade you otherwise.

God commands us to think prayerfully, maturely, and logically.  “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”[44]

We are also commanded to be careful in our steps, not hastily rushing off to believe fake news.  “The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.”[45]

Finally, in this time of great turmoil and deception, we need to focus.  Not only do we need to strain out the lies, but we need to seek, love, and apply the truth found in JesusLooking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”[46]


[1] 1 Corinthians 15:33. New King James Version.  (Unless otherwise stated, all Bible verses come from the King James Version.)

[2] Old Russian proverb.

[3] https://bereanbeacon.org/28721/  accessed on August 21, 2020.

[4] https://bereanbeacon.org/who-is-dr-francis-collins-and-should-you-be-concerned/  accessed on August 21, 2020.

[5] https://statement.biologos.org/  and https://www.christianpost.com/news/2700-evangelicals-warn-against-politicizing-coronavirus-urge-christians-to-take-vaccine.html  accessed on August 21, 2020.

[6] See https://bereanbeacon.org/the-vatican-endorses-evolution-and-rejects-genesis/  accessed on August 21, 2020.

[7] https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/director  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[8] https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/8/anthony-fauci-sets-stage-mandatory-vaccine/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[9] https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2010/12/Global-Health-Leaders-Launch-Decade-of-Vaccines-Collaboration  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[10] https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/dr-anthony-fauci-dedicated-public-service-formed-jesuit-high-school  accessed on August 17, 2020.

[11] https://history.nih.gov/display/history/Dr+Anthony+S+Fauci+Interview+02+March+7+1989  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[12] Idem.

[13] https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/dr-anthony-fauci-dedicated-public-service-formed-jesuit-high-school  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[14] https://taketheredpillpeople.com/news/2020/05/11/video-dr-fauci-admits-face-masks-ineffective-against-coronavirus-2/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[15] https://www.foxnews.com/media/anthony-fauci-hydroxychloroquine-use-coronavirus  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[16] https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/06/17/fauci-masks-n2570789  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[17] https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/masks-symbolic-say-dr-fauci-new-england-journal-medicine/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[18] https://nypost.com/2020/07/24/anthony-fauci-denies-hypocrisy-after-watching-game-without-mask/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[19] https://www.foxnews.com/health/dr-fauci-says-george-floyd-protests-provide-perfect-recipe-for-new-coronavirus-surges  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[20] https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3870460/posts  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[21] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-23489702  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[22] https://710wor.iheart.com/featured/mark-simone/content/2020-05-12-dr-anthony-faucis-15-totally-wrong-predictions-and-contradictions/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[23] Jesuit theologian Sanchez states, “A man may swear that he hath not done such a thing, though he really have [perjury]…”  J.A. Wylie, The History of Protestantism, (Heartland Publications: 2002, Rapidan, VA) 1121.  See also https://bereanbeacon.org/who-are-the-jesuits-and-should-you-be-concerned-today/  and https://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/pamphlets/jesuit-moral-theology-and-the-destruction-of-western-morality/9/  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[24] https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/dr-anthony-fauci-dedicated-public-service-formed-jesuit-high-school  accessed on August 18, 2020.

[25] https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/19/pope-rich-cant-get-priority-for-vaccine-poor-need-/  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[26] http://www.academyforlife.va/content/pav/en/the-academy/activity-academy/humana-communitas-in-the-age-of-pandemic—july-22-2020.html  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[27] George Neumayr, The Political Pope (New York: Hatchette Book Group, 2017), 197.

[28] https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-wades-into-sex-education-for-young-people-12136  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[29] http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2019/documents/papa-francesco_20190106_lettera-accademia-vita.html  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[30] Romans 10:4.

[31] Matthew 5:17.

[32] “At its core, this ideology of continual social advance and human improvement constitutes a religion in its own right, which, despite often bearing the name of Christianity, resolutely opposes biblical beliefs.”  Dr. Martin Erdmann, The Triumph of Progressivism, upcoming book on https://www.christianresearchservice.com/the-triumph-of-progressivism/  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[33] Spanish translation.  “Más aún, ¿qué conversión de pensamiento y acción estamos dispuestos a experimentar en nuestra responsabilidad común por la familia humana?.” Pope Francis, Humana Communitas, 6 January 2019 cited in http://www.academyforlife.va/content/dam/pav/documenti%20pdf/2020/Nota%20Covid19%2022%20luglio/testo%20pdf/HUMANA%20COMMUNITAS%20EN%20LA%20ERA%20DE%20LA%20PANDEMIA%20ESP.pdf  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[34] Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum 1891 36.  See also https://bereanbeacon.org/liberation-theology-infused-in-western-thinking/#_edn7  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[35] http://www.academyforlife.va/content/pav/en/the-academy/activity-academy/humana-communitas-in-the-age-of-pandemic—july-22-2020.html  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[36] https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/02/19/pope-francis-approves-four-priorities-jesuits-next-decade  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[37] http://www.academyforlife.va/content/pav/en/the-academy/activity-academy/humana-communitas-in-the-age-of-pandemic—july-22-2020.html  accessed on August 20, 2020.  Italics are in the original document.  Bolded text is the authors’ emphasis.  Section numbers follow each quotation.

[38] https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp2020926?articleTools=true  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[39] https://www.aier.org/article/unemployment-far-worse-in-lockdown-states-data-show/  and https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/lot-restaurants-are-already-permanently-closed  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[40] https://apnews.com/d4d4dc1ed055a187ea61f8e97804d9e6 , https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/03/problem-drinking-soars-under-uk-lockdown-say-addiction-experts , and https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/30/uks-mental-health-has-deteriorated-during-lockdown-says-mind  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[41] https://lc.org/newsroom/details/20200820prison-for-pastors-and-parishioners  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[42] https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/george-floyd-protests-astonishing-hypocrisy-on-social-distancing/  accessed on August 20, 2020.

[43] See Romans 12:2.

[44] Hebrews 5:14.

[45] Proverbs 14:15.

[46] Hebrews 12:2-3

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