"Am I therefore become your enemy,
because I tell you the truth?"
Keywords: niv, rupert murdoch, corrupt bibles
Publisher of NIV,
Donates $10 Million for New LA Cathedral
Issue Date: November/December 1999
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Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch recently made a $10 million contribution toward
the construction of a new Catholic cathedral in Los Angeles. Murdoch has wide
holdings in the movie, TV and publishing industries including Fox Television,
20th Century Fox Films, London Times and New York Post newspapers, Harper
Collins and Zondervan publishing companies.
But the fact that his TV stations and movie productions are some of the
sleaziest, did not stop Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony from anointing him
and his wife as members of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great in
January, 1998. This knighthood, bestowed on behalf of the pope, is given to
persons of "unblemished character" who have "promoted the
interests of society, the [Catholic] Church and the Holy See [Vatican]."
Besides this strange connection, there is an even stranger
one. Murdoch is Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation which
lists as one of its holdings, Zondervan Publishing House, the designated
publisher of the New International Version of the Bible (NIV). Although the
NIV copyright is held by the International Bible Society, Zondervan has
exclusive publishing rights.
Is it just a coincidence that the distribution of the most
popular of the modern Bible versions, based on the corrupted Roman Catholic
texts, is controlled by a man who contributes heavily to Catholic causes and
holds a papal knighthood?
It is also curious that since Murdoch was knighted for his
"unblemished character" that he abandoned his wife of 31 years and
married one of his "dynamic, tall and gorgeous" female employees who
is half his age. When Cardinal Mahony's office was asked if the knighthood
honor would be revoked, a spokesman replied, "As far as I know, once
you've got it, you've got it for good."
It appears that as long as someone continues to
"promote the interests of society, the Church and the Holy See"
character blemishes can be conveniently overlooked. Especially if it includes
donations in the $10 million range and distribution of the major Bible
"perversion" based on Roman Catholic manuscripts.