Westen, obviously frustrated, turns to pagan theology to explain Tschugguel’s fall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The enemies of Pope Benedict XVI are not Catholic in their manner of thinking. And as the facts and evidence of this comes forward, I will be publishing short articles to expose them.

Today’s exposé is on John Henry Westen. In the face of the disturbing news that Alexander Tschugguel, one of the Austrian Catholics who bravely threw the idols of Pachamana into the Tiber River back in October, has come down with COVID-19.

First, let us all pray for Alexander and for all Catholics who are ill anywhere of anything. But I have to point out second, that being sick from coronavirus does not make you a more special person than anyone else. From the facts surrounding Alexander’s infection, I do not think he got sick on his trip to Munich. That is not my purpose of writing.

I want rather to point out these stunning and shocking words of Westen:

It is very likely that Alexander was cursed or that he is a special target of the evil one whom he has infuriated by his holy actions.

So, in addition to praying for him, let’s all do some fasting too since the Lord told us that some demons only come out by prayer and fasting.

Disease caused by demons?

Sick people “have a demon”?

You can cure people of disease with an exorcism?

Wait one moment, this is not Catholic theology. This is paganism and tribal religion.

Catholics believe that God punishes with disease, either the sin of Adam or the sin of Adam and the sins of men (cf. 1 Samuel 5:6-9, Exodus 9:3, Deut. 28:27). You can fall sick through no fault of your own, and then you suffer for the sins of your first Parent, Adam. You can fall sick through your own imprudence, and they you suffer for your own sins in addition. And you can fall sick through sin, such as through lust, which puts you in contact with disease.

But in these cases, the devils have no role. Indeed, in Catholic Theology devils have no role in causing infectious disease, because such disease is caused by living organisms, of whom God alone is their Creator and Lord. They are not caused by demonic activity, possession or obsession. And there is really no reason God has to ask a demon to move a germ to infect anyone, since He has His Holy Angels to do the punishing.

In fact, in Sacred Scripture it is God’s Holy Angels (cf. 2 Kings 19:35) who pour our vials of plagues or pests upon men (Acts 12:23), cities (2 Samuel 24:16) and nations to punish them (Isaiah 37:36, Exodus 12:29), not demons. To imply that demons have a role in this is to imply that God is NOT the sole Lord of Life.

I do not discount that a demon might inspire a sick person to infect you by physical contact, but that is not the same thing as being possessed by demons.  If you are sick, see a doctor, not an exorcist.

I also do not discount that there are apparent diseases which are caused by demonic forces (as in the case of Job 2:7), which medical science cannot explain or cure, but which in the New Covenant are cured by exorcism by a Catholic priest, or removed by demons to make a worse sort of deception take hold of men.

But a sick person by corona virus is none of these things. And it is profoundly disturbing that Westen has resorted to the theology of a witch-doctor to explain the plight of Alexander. This is a knee jerk reaction of someone involved in a pagan cult, not the reaction of a Catholic to the plight of a fellow catholic.

I know what I am talking about, as at the University of Florida, where I earned a B. A. in Cultural Anthropology I had to study the pagan religions of the Caribbean and Latin America.

So the next time you think to follow the advise of John Henry Westen, I think you should think twice.

Here is the true teaching of Scripture on what to do in times of plague, and it is not an exorcism:

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

13 If I shut up heaven, and there fall no rain, or if I give orders, and command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people:

14 And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.


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14 thoughts on “Westen, obviously frustrated, turns to pagan theology to explain Tschugguel’s fall”

  1. It is customary for people to blame the devil whenever they feel any sort of guilt for something, in this case, probably since Tshugguel was one of Westen’s pawns, and now, unfortunately, he is down with COVID-19. I mean, the poor kid was exploited, travelling all over the place, like some kind of Catholic escort. It really was that bad! Also, just curious, has Schismatic-Schneider come up with COVID-19 too? He’s another one whose been travelling a lot for these bozos, and the other day he had the sniffles on one of the YT shows. Suddenly, he’s been off the grid now too…hmm…

  2. There’s some strange connections going on with American “Trad” Catholic bloggers and Alexander Tschugguel. Not too long after the whole dunk the idols in the Tiber thing, videos of Alexander giving interviews to groups in the US and bloggers began to appear (I forget the first sites but if you search for them you can find them.) I especially noticed because one or two of them were with small groups in person in cities in PA and/or the NYC area, not far from me. Granted I’m not in “Trad” circles, but why didn’t any of this come up in my local Catholic community? Also, it seemed like Alexander Tschugguel was making a victory round in the US. Especially so, when I listened to a Taylor Marshall video where he talks about Alexander Tschugguel coming to TX to meet him, showing him around, etc. I haven’t listened to TM much, but just now when I searched on Alexander Tschugguel a bunch of related TM videos and entries came up. And Canon212.com the other day linked to TM breaking the news that Alexander Tschugguel is sick.

    I’m not accusing Alexander Tschugguel of anything, but it does seem strange to me all these connections and how quickly they have arisen. And BTW who pays for all these people to travel, especially as I haven’t seen yet any of them that have a “real” job other than some sort of journalist, author, or some sort of website/news thing.


  3. May I just ask for your comments about Job 2:5-7:
    [5] But put forth thy hand, and touch his bone and his flesh, and then thou shalt see that he will bless thee to thy face.

    [6] And the Lord said to Satan: Behold he is in thy hand, but yet save his life.

    [7] So Satan went forth from the presence Of the Lord, and struck Job with a very grievous ulcer, from the sole of the foot even to the top of his head:

    1. If you can prove to me that Job suffered from a natural agent, such a virus, and was not afflicted by a diabolic praeternatural force, then I would agree. But by citing the case in Job, you exclude Alexander, because Alexander does not have a praeternatural affliction inexplicable by science, he has a corona virus infection by a living organism.

    2. The real passage to cite is 2 Kings 19:35, where the Angel of the Lord slays the Army encamped around Jerusalem. We know from other chronicles of the period that they army died of the plague, that is by a living organism. That is why the Angel of the God of Life is the one who deals out the punishment. Therefore, to say you need to exorcise someone for coronavirus is to imply that God’s Angel needs to be driven out by God, and that is blasphemous and diabolic. But that is exactly how shamans and witchdoctors in Indonesia think.

  4. I thank you for your comments. I cannot prove anything and can only reference commentaries such as Haydock’s, Bishop Kneccht’s – A Practical Commentary on Sacred Scripture, and A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture which comment that it is generally accepted that Satan afflicted Job with leprosy. I was only seeking your thoughts and appreciate you taking the time to respond.

  5. What Westen suggests is preposterous! You can’t assume nor should even suggest that someone has a demon in them or is affected by one unless you can see evidence of demonic outbursts or possession. There is absolutely no evidence that Tschugguel has anything other than an illness. So why would Westen make such a far- fetched claim! PoorAlexander! And he is not really a celebrity I would think. I don’t him of him as such. Otherwise the devil has already possibly brought corruption through pride. Alexander had one job to do and he did it. No-one needs thanks for doing what we should and what God wills. No-one is greater than the Master. Better to have thanks and be known in heaven.

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