I have read in many publications online the assertion that Dr. Bella Dodd helped plant over 1000 Communist/atheist/immoral seminarians into Catholic Seminaries in the 1930’s. I found this fascinating. I am a convert to the Catholic Church and love her. But I wanted to read the documents myself because these articles also claimed that she made this confession to the House Un American Committee. That gives it great weight and I wanted to be able to link to it.
I found Bella Dodd’s testimony transcript to the HUAC on two different occasions. I read all of both testimonies. She does not say anything about recruiting subversive seminarians. The questions and answers all seem to be about Teacher’s unions and her methods, for the most part.I ordered her book and read it. Nothing on the topic of planting seminarians. Nothing in the Index on “Catholic” , “Priests”, or “Seminarians”. I listened to a youtube with her voice warning Americans. At the end of it, the assertion about the planting of priests is included only in writing, not in her voice. I can find no credible documentation of this information. Can you?
Can you please provide a link to her testimony to this assertion. Maybe it is another time she testified. Yes she testified to HUAC. And apparently she told people about the seminarians she recruited, but is there any documented evidence? All of these reports assert that she testified to HUAC about the seminarians but did she really? Please let me know what you find. I started telling friends about this Communist Plot but have since retracted it b/c I can find no evidence of it. And if it were true, why didn’t the Church get their names and kick them out of the priesthood, seminary, Curia etc.?