Alex Jones pretty much broke the story of the Bohemian Grove and mentions the huge statue of the owl there but doesn’t mention the statue of Saint John of Nepomuk who is the Official Patron Saint of the Bohemian Grove.
The Club’s patron saint is John of Nepomuk, who legend says suffered death at the hands of a Bohemian monarch rather than disclose the confessional secrets of the queen. A large wood carving of St. John in cleric robes with his index finger over his lips stands at the shore of the lake in the Grove, symbolising the secrecy kept by the Grove’s attendees throughout its long history.
Read the whole wikipedia entry for This Saint in the Link above it is very important.
Here’s the link to the 1981 video of the news report mentioning the Saint John of Nepomuk.
Throughout the 1700s, Catholics suffered religious discrimination on the Eastern Shore — the saying of mass was declared a crime, Catholics were barred from public office and they were not allowed to have schools for Catholic instruction.
Private services were allowed, however, which led to the prominence of Old Bohemia, a large Jesuit plantation in Cecil County, Md. St. Francis Xavier Church on the plantation, now one of the oldest permanent Catholic institutions in America, became the center of worship for Catholics in northern Delmarva, and the base of operations for ministering to the entire peninsula. ~Source
The Anti-Popery Act of 1704 initiated by new Maryland Governor, John Seymour threatened Catholic priests with jail if they celebrated mass. However, Queen Anne intervened with an act that allowed Catholics thc right to private worship when she was petitioned by prominent Catholic landowners,. The Jesuits were compelled to distance themselves from the seat of government in St. Mary Couny and establish the first permanent Catholic Church at the head water of the Bohemia river in Cecil County adjacent to the Delaware border. The 1708 census by Governor Seymour revealed that there were more than 500 Catholic families scattered on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and along the Delaware coastline. Rev. Thomas Mansell and other Jesuits would make periodic visits to the Catholics in Kent County and Dover from “Old Bohemia” by horseback. Sacramental records from St. Joseph’s Church Willings Allley, Philadelphia indicate that, Catholics from Kent County that shipped goods to Philadelphia, would avail themselves of’ periodic mass and sacraments.
In 1745, the Jesuit established a school for boys at Old Bohemia that was attended by Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence and his cousin, John Carroll, the first Catholic Bishop of America. The enrollment records also indicate that cousins, Matthew Lowber, Manassey Cain and Peter Lowber of Kent County attended the school. It is also recorded that Fr. Gailbrande ministered to these same families on a regular basis in Kent County. ~Source
Old Bohemia, the mother church of what is now the Diocese of Wilmington, has been restored as an historical site by a nondenominational organization, the Old Bohemia Historical Society. ~Source
George Villiger, S.J. (from Old Bohemia)
Father Geo rge Villiger was born September 14, 1808, in Canton Aargau, Switzerland. From Father Edward I. Devitt, S. J., we are told that he was sturdy in build and rugged in constitution. It has been said that he often walked all the way from Old Bohemia to Lambson’s Station– a distance of thirteen miles. He had no assistants during his 22 years at Old Bohemia (October 1856-November 1878) and apparently he wanted none. Preferring to do all the work himself, he was indefatigable, and by his zealous labors did much for the advancement of religion and the improvement of the Church.
While at Old Bohemia Father Villiger made some additions. He placed the marble slab, with its appropriate inscription, over the entrance to St. Francis Xavier’s Church; added a vestibule and tower, and procured the sweet sounding bell which could be heard for miles around as it proclaimed the Angelus.
Catholic Mass being held at the Bohemian Grove (Click Pic to View Larger)
Also, another thing that’s weird about Alex jones and the Bohemian grove is that Alex Jones says they’re worshipping Moloch or Molech. that’s not true. Molech doesn’t look anything like an owl. The only thing I can find associated with an Owl is Lilith. It’s ridiculous but then on prisonplanet.com they show real pictures and depictions of Molech but say “Other Depictions of Molech”. They try real hard here also to explain away the Molech-Owl association but it’s all, and I’ll use Alex Jones’ word. “BALONEY”!!
There was in their city a bronze image of Moloch extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire.There was in their city a bronze image of Moloch extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire.