Vatican Admits on TV
Extraterrestrial Contact Is Real
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Vatican Admits On National Television
That Extraterrestrial Contact Is Real
Oct 21, 1999:
written by Richard Boylan
Posted Sun, 26-Apr-1998 16:54:39 GMT
Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a theologian member of the Vatican Curia
(governing body), and an insider close to the Pope, has gone on
Italian national television five times, including recent months, to
proclaim that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon.
Balducci provided an analysis of extraterrestrials that he feels is
consistent with the Catholic Church's understanding of theology.
Monsignor Balducci emphasizes that extraterrestrial encounters "are
NOT demonic, they are NOT due to psychological impairment, they are
NOT a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be
studied carefully." Since Monsignor Balducci is a demonology expert
and consultant to the Vatican , and since the Catholic Church has
historically demonized many new phenomena that were poorly
understood, his stating that the Church does not censure these
encounters is all the more remarkable.
Balducci revealed to a visiting American professional that the
Vatican is closely following this phenomenon quietly. My informant
originally surmised that the Vatican is receiving much information
about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its
Nunciatures (embassies) in various countries. But subsequent
information indicated that the Monsignor has gotten his cases from
Monsignor Balducci is a member of a group which acts as consultants
to the Vatican on various matters concerning humans in possible
contact with supernatural beings. As such, the matter of
extraterrestrial encounters would fall within their purview, and
possibly as well the spiritual significance of the emerging general
realization of extraterrestrial contact. Parallel information from
National Security Council scientist Dr. Michael Wolf , a member of
the NSC's SSG subcommittee for managing the UFO phenomenon, as well
as from noted author and Vatican expert Father Malachi Martin,
suggests that the Vatican is concerned that it will have a major
doctrinal updating situation on its hands when extraterrestrial
contact becomes authoritatively announced by world governments over
the next several years.
Parenthetically, it can be observed that the Vatican Curia member's
declarations on Italian national television represent technically
the first declaration by an official of a Major Power government,
even if "speaking as an individual", that extraterrestrial contact
is real and happening, and deserves serious study. Also, Whitley
Strieber has just come out with a new book, "Confirmation", which
features an interview, in which Monsignor Balducci makes additional
striking comments about the extraterrestrials as probably superior
-- Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
(Updated by June 7, 1999)
Translation of the Interview
Father Balducci on the subject of extraterrestrials as seen in the
conversation with journalist Bruno Mobrici; filmed by RAI-TV 1
"SPECIAL TG1", an excerpt:
Bruno Mobrici: Father Balducci father, then, between us, would this
answer how many support this versus how many are still opposed?
Father Balducci: These things give us a great deal to think about.
Is it true, it is false, is it ... it is true, it is not true, is
this believable or should we say this is incredible -- no! By now,
at this point, there are several considerations made with CERTAINTY
THAT these BEINGS DO EXIST. IT CANNOT BE DOUBTED. It can also be
said that even if there are 99 things about this phenomenon that are
false, within the entire totality there can be one true statement --
and it is that, certainly, it's true that this phenomena does exist
for sure. Therefore, this is the first problem: there will be those
who doubt, perhaps, but the most prudent people will not deny it
Bruno Mobrici: What are the consequences regarding religious beliefs
Father Balducci: Not there are no one with ... not that it is
without some negative consequence... all things considered.
all the Lord has revealed to us all, things we already think well
of, and also of this "alien" and not exactly human rendition of
God's creation we can also think well. Christ always remains the
center of the Universe, but in the Universe there is not only this
one world, but there are millions of stars, millions of galaxies,
and there are... I don't want to say now anything about how many (or
any exact numbers) but, without a doubt, we can reasonably
anticipate the next point. And now here we'll enter into our second
phase of questions, as these aliens explain themselves, discuss the
existence of other inhabited worlds, in the manner that they have
lived. How did they live? You see, there's a saying that goes back
centuries: "Natura non facit saltus" -- "Nature does not make jumps"
...... There is the animal realm, the vegetable realm, the human
realm, and the angelic realm; these are the four realms we already
know about. Three are natural and we see them. Between the man, the
human being and the angel, eh... there's a jump and it's a jump
that's a little too large to make.
Here, for convenience, I use this illustration -- this example from
Saint Thomas's theology [Summa Theologica] is very good because it
illustrates that such verisimilitude is probable. Let's take the
case of mankind. Man already has a spirit, in himself, but it may be
a poor spirit. This spirit is subject to all matters in an
incredible way. Now the man -- he's had enough by evening, and this
man has to go to bed, while the spirit does not have this need to
Man can suffer just a little, for instance, say, one minor
illness, or insomnia, and thus he is imprisoned. But then consider
an angel. An angel is ALL spirit -- the similarity between mankind
and angels is that part which is the SOUL, the spirit. We say,
therefore, that the less mankind is tied to his physical self, the
less he's ruled by his body. How much we are able to subordinate our
higher self to the body and how much to the realm of the soul -- how
much progress we make towards this spiritual world -- until it is
obvious how much progress we have made towards the study of our own
spiritual side in these last decades, we won't be able to progress
This is a follow-up, providing further corroboration about the
report on a Vatican representative declaring on Italian television
repeatedly that extraterrestrials and ET encounters are real, not
demonic, and deserve serious study. Enclosed is information from a
Unitarian minister friend of mine, concerning Whitley Strieber's new
book, "Confirmation", which contains another interview with Vatican
commission member, Monsignor Balducci.
Whitley's book has an appendix which features an interview with
Monsignor Corrado Balducci of the Congregation for the
Evangelization of Peoples and Propagation of Faith of the Vatican.
The Interview is by Michael Hesemann, editor of "Magazin 2000",
Translated by Matthias Schubnell, PH.D. The Monsignor states
unequivically that UFO's and extraterrestrials exist, and the
Vatican knows this...
The fact that Monsignor Balducci is appointed by the Pope to one of
the major Congregations of the Church should not be missed. The
Vatican is run by Congregations, roughly equivalent to secular
government Departments, although much smaller and more intimate.
Monsignor Balducci's appointment to the body in charge of assuring
that the Church's teachings are disseminated faithfully indicates
even more clearly that his declarations about extraterrestrials are
not just the musings of an individual cleric.
Added to this are recent remarks of noted author Whitley Strieber
about Monsignor Balducci.
"I know the Monsignor through Michael Hesseman, and have talked to
him personally about his views. He has given me an interview.
"Msgr. Balducci told me personally when I asked him about his
relationship to the pope that he knows the pope and is friendly with
"[Monsignor Balducci] makes substantially the same statements about
the need to stop fooling ourselves that the contact situation is
psychological, and he makes the point that it is dangerous for
Christians to ignore the testimony of millions, if they are to
accept the testimony of just a few as the basis of doctrine. He also
discusses his contention that the visitors are not demons, and
mentions that the subject matter is of special interest to the
Church and the Christian community."
The above affirmations by German anthropologist/editor Michael
Hesemann and best- selling American author Whitley Strieber are in
conformity with the report by my ACCET clinician informant, who
recently returned from her interview with Monsignor Balducci in
Rome. And contrary to disinformation placed on the internet, the
Italian website (accessed through www.Sightings.com) showing photos
and text of Monsignor Balducci on television making these
declarations is an authentic representation of what he has been
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard J. Boylan is a Ph.D. behavioral scientist,
Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University,
clinical hypnotherapist, consultant, researcher, and
author of four books and numerous articles. He is a
consultant to persons exploring personal growth and
transformation issues, and ET and other anomalous
experiences. His research investigations have included:
human encounters with extraterrestrials,
parapsychological/psychic experiences, life-stage growth
factors, and societal implications of contact with
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