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"Due to the graphic nature of this cult's crimes. Listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of abuse and exploitation that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Eight year old Joni had hoped her visit to south western Spain in the summer of Nineteen, seventy six would introduce her to a world of wonder but the disenfranchise town of El Palmar tra- left much to be desired. Joni gripped her mother's hand. As they tread the cobblestone street locals called her mother names and hurled rocks at her face Joni clenched her is shot and kept walking trusting her mom to guide her to the dusty field ahead when they reached it, Joni opened your eyes to take in. The scene beneath stars, hundreds of pilgrims waited all around at the far end of the meadow. A group of priests appeared like Pallbearers. They moved in unison carrying a short fat man in a golden gown on their shoulders. Joni stared as the priests Word Clemente Dominguez Gomez, mere inches from her without warning the seared dropped to his knees Joni, watched his body quake and thrash and Thrall D- She convinced herself that this was one of his infamous visions when he lifted his face to the moonlight she coward. His face was a mess. His eyes were missing and is sockets were filled with flaps of skin. He raised his white gloved hands to the sky revealing STIGMATA wounds like the ones Christ endured at his crucifixion blood streamed from the man's palms down his forearms and Joni screamed in terror. Hi I'm Greg Poulsen and I'm Vanessa Richardson and this is called a spotify original from podcast. Every Tuesday we look at a colts practices, their leader and their followers. You can find all episodes of called. Sinatra the spotify originals from podcast are free on spotify over every listen to podcasts this week in a one part episode we're diving into the Paul Marion Church a secretive cult that splintered off from the Roman Catholic. Church. In the nineteen seventies, the group's leader Clemente Dominguez Gomez believed God chose him to succeed Pope Paul the sixth the Catholic Church rejected him but Gomez continued his mission and eventually raised enough money to build a massive. Monte. Million Dollar Cathedral in Spain. Up Next, we'll put clemente. Dominguez Gomez under the microscope. This episode is brought to you by Casper you're most life changing sleep is about what's underneath with a Casper mattress? You'll get the cooling supportive company you need for the most refreshed feeling every morning only at Burger dot com. Clemente Dominguez Gomez was born and raised in Seville Spain the city that houses the Tomb of the explorer Christopher Columbus as a boy in the nineteen fifties. Gomez must have frequented the pioneers gravesite because of this influence, he likely crafted stories that his wayward father was a famed adventurer too. But when his mother suddenly died during his childhood Gomez quit idealising his father in part because his dad married a second wife who reportedly didn't like Gomez. Raising someone else's child and rarely spoke to the Poi- unless ordering him to do chores. Gomez father was rarely around when the boy complained about his stepmother it only pushed his dad farther away. This utter rejection may have sent Gomez spiraling towards disaster. Vanessa's going to take over in the psychology here, and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks Greg University of British Columbia professor of social work. Edward KROC wrote a compelling article on Father Absence in it he said that children with absent fathers report feeling abandoned when their fathers are not involved in their lives. In addition fatherless children have more difficulties with social adjustment many develop a swaggering intimidating persona in an attempt to disguise their underlying fears, resentments, anxieties, and unhappiness. Finally, Father Absent Children May struggle with mental health issues like anxiety, depression and suicide. While not everyone without a father figure experiences these outcomes Gomez grappled with the effects of feeling abandoned. He felt he had no home and often ran away for days. When he was home Gomez struggled at this time he was likely discovering his sexuality and bullies kicked him teased him and shouted at him for being queer. As a teen Gomez began contemplating suicide. Luckily, Gomez, eventually had a change of heart. He decided to fight through the pain and was overjoyed when he finally found acceptance in his twenties, Gomez is rumored to have found refuge in civiles underground gay, community? At Night Gomez drew crowds in by performing bars a female impersonator, he wore outlandish costumes and called himself love voltage Oh. In English the name means but she felt. It was perhaps the first time Gomez felty belonged. He realized if he put on a big enough show, people might love him for it. The problem was that under right wing dictator. Francisco. Franco vagrancy laws declared gay men and women to be criminals. So even though Gomez had finally garnered positive attention society said that who he was was wrong due to the stigma of his sexuality Gomez packed up his wig and looked elsewhere for meaning while he wasn't religious he was desperate to fit into the social norm he thought Catholicism might help so he Applied to a seminary but was not offered admission on the heels of this personal defeat Gomez petition to join the military. However, an epilepsy diagnosis him from enlisting over the next two years he accepted a handful of temporary jobs but none stock eventually Gomez, secured work as an office clerk, but it didn't change the fact that the first two decades of his life felt like a string of major disappointments. But in March of one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, eight, a miracle occurred that reshaped Gomez entire existence. About forty minutes outside of Seville in a tiny farm town called El Palmar Day Tra four schoolgirls witnessed a dazzling apparition. One afternoon the four girls cut across a field to make it home in time to help their mothers finish the day's chores amidst the dust and green. They swore they saw the Virgin Mary hovering.