On behalf of my bride Cyndi, I want to thank those who responded to her heartfelt letter. Thanks to a few generous souls, we will meet our goal and break even. Deo gratias! Only one negative to all this: We heard from very few who had not donated before. Of those who responded, most are the same few who have donated in the past, and a few of them, as usual, were most generous in their caring and sharing. We know who they are, but more importantly, God knows. They know we will especially keep them in our prayers and Holy Masses because we've either already thanked them personally or, if they did not have e-mails, are writing them by snail mail. Cyndi or I make a point to answer all donations with a personal note unless it is an anonymous contribution. You see prayers are the only way we can repay their generosity whether it is $500. check or a $10. donation. It's the thought that counts.
Speaking of thought, with the passage of the nefarious 'hate' crimes bill and other unlawful laws that mock God, we are all at the mercy of the thought police, better known as the politically correct gestapo. In St. John's Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, Jesus tells us what the Paraclete, the Advocate, the Sanctifier - the Holy Ghost's mission is and what He will do, "convict the world of sin, and of justice and of judgment." The thought police don't get that. Why? "Of sin, because they believed not in Me; and of justice, because I go to the Father, and you shall see Me no longer; and of judgment, because the prince of this world is already judged. I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will teach you all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself: but what things soever He shall hear He shall speak, and the things that are to come He shall show you."
Are we not being shown many of these things now? From the signs shown in Sacred Scripture, are we not fast approaching, if not already in the tribulation spoke of by Daniel and St. John in the Apocalypse? Is it not playing out before our very eyes how Modern Rome has become the Modern Babylon and how few the world over recognize the King of Kings? Is not a One World Order just around the bend, if not at our very shores? To paraphrase a certain fictional Professor Harold Hill from Music Man, "No longer is it the "'Holy' See" and See rhymes with 'T' and tribulation starts with 'T' and that stands for trouble." Ah yes, the wily professor/huckster may be fiction but what we face is not fiction, but fact for we have trouble in 'River City' no matter where that 'city' might be. We've got trouble where the the Tiber flows, where the Potomac flows, where the Rhine flows as well as where the Mississippi, Seine, Thames, Danube, Nile, Volga, Moskva, Ganges, Yangtze, Murray, Amazon, Orinoco, or Tigris and Euphrates flow.
And yet, as we are flooded by every sin imaginable everywhere, we must take St. James' advice from the Epistle for today's liturgy and cast away all uncleanness and be slow to anger. And these times can make any of us plenty angry. Yet, pause for a moment and think. In a way, it is truly a blessing in disguise to be living in these very times, the time Christ foretold in St. Matthew 24, and which His Blessed Mother Mary has prophesied from Quito to La Salette to Fatima. This month, as the times grow more turbulent everywhere in the world, there is an answer to the tumult we find ourselves in. Turn to Our Lady. On May 13 we will commemorate the 93rd anniversary of Mary's first apparition to the children at the Cova in Fatima, Portugal.
Little did anyone know what lay ahead, even fewer comprehended the Blessed Virgin's message of how vital the Consecration of Russia was to the entire world. Later that same year, shortly after Mary's final apparition at Fatima when over 50,000 witnessed the Miracle of the Sun in person, all hell broke loose when Vladimir Lenin led the Bolshevik Revolution in what is commonly called, "Red October" in which Communism took a choke hold on Mother Russia and raised the ignominious Iron Curtain. Our Lady warned that if the faithful did not pray the Rosary faithfully, did not make reparation for their sins, and if the Holy Father did not consecrate Russia (specifically Russia!) to her Immaculate Heart, world peace would be a figment of our imagination and Russia's errors would spread. Oh, how they have spread! Besides over 2/3 of the world's population in the grip of Communism influence today, abortion originated in the Urals and spread its tentacles everywhere from China to Europe to the United States where the culture of death is firmly planted with the hideous Roe vs. Wade decision that made murder of the unborn legal. Go figure!
What we see in America today is the result of 100 years of infiltration. The enemy, better known as the Progressives, was a catch-all term synonymous with Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Nazizm, Hegelianism or Fascism because they desire Social Justice that will redistribute wealth, change paradigms according to their timetable with all the emphasis on man in convincing man he doesn't need God, but rather big, controlling government to rule our lives in making us happy. The result is not happiness. Unless you are Rip Van Winkle, you realize the agenda the Progressives are currently employing in the United States, create a crisis and then capitalize on it by bashing capitalism, stirring up class envy and warfare and planting doubt and fear in the minds of citizens.
Do the Bolshevik-like May Day protests organized by the very same Progressives, already firmly ensconced in the Unions and Community Groups, to create a manufactured crisis against the Arizona ruling on illegal immigrants Saturday remind you of anything? They must plant doubt in minds and hearts about God's providence and instill fear of rejection by man, not God. They rely on peer pressure to keep you in line, under their control. They do so by verbal and social engineering. It began in the schools for many teachers were put in place who had already been Manchurian candidated, if you will. Soon, their students, duly indoctrinated, garnered positions of power so that, as we can readily see, the rebels and rabble-rousers of the sixties are in charge today. How can that be? They did so by taking something that is set in stone as unchangeable and have managed to put in judicial and legislative decisions that proclaim something that previously was untouchable, as now merely a "living document that can be interpreted and evolve according to the times." In this case, the United States Constitution, but I ask you, does this scenario seem familiar?
Deja Vu V2
It should for it is the very same route the Progressives took in undermining holy Mother Church. We call them Modernists. They're synonymous and heretical. In order to infiltrate, they had to first destroy faith in religion; secondly they had to destroy the documents set in stone and make them malleable so they could interpret and change whatever they wanted, and lastly they had to revise history to conceal who those who fashioned these laws were and why they did what they did. Oh, these Progressives/Modernists are sly.
Pope Leo XIII warned us late in the 19th Century after God allowed him to envision the dickering between the angel and the devil in the very See of Peter itself. It would be satan's last stand, so to speak. That is why His Holiness composed the magnificent, powerful Prayer to St. Michael and made the abridged version mandatory at the end of every Low Mass, hence the Leonine Prayers.
For over half a century Catholics kept the devil at bay, or so we thought, by faithfully reciting those prayers after Mass. Churches were packed, Communion lines on Sunday mornings in ratio with the Confession lines the day before when priests devoted the entire afternoon and early evening to absolving penitents. Little did any of us know that we were living at that time at the twilight of the Catholic Faith as had been passed down by our forefathers and through Apostolic succession to the Bishops. Oh, we were all so naive.
How naive? Even the priests and many bishops didn't have a clue what nefarious things were in the works. So how would you expect the common layperson to know? That's exactly what the Progressives were counting on. Those who had been indoctrinated in Modernism would spend years blending in, waiting to indoctrinate. They infiltrated seminaries, convents, colleges, grade schools and governments. Anyone having any doubts about this or the Masonic and Communist connections, they must read the short, but revealing booklets "AA-1025", Memorirs of the Communist Infiltration Into the Church as revealed by Marie Carre and John Vennari's powerful work, "The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita", A Masonic Blueprint for the Subversion of The Catholic Church.
One has to wonder if the foe would have gained such a foothold earlier had progressivist Cardinal Mariano Rampolla not been rejected for consideration as Pope by the Austria-Hungary Emperor Franz Joseph (when that privilege still existed) in favor of continuing the Conclave which eventually elected Cardinal Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto. We all know him as Pope St. Pius X. I sincerely doubt it would have had the kind of impact it has today because the players were not truly in place to pull off the greatest revolution in history, much, much more devastating than any bloody revolt including the Protestant Reformation. For the last book of Sacred Scripture non-Catholics call it Revelation, we call it Apocalypse; they call it their justification for bolting: Reformation, we call it what it was: Rebellion. Yet, there has never been such a bloodless coup as pulled off at Vatican II.
Many have been led to believe that it all suddenly happened at Vatican II. Au contraire. It had been in the works for decades. In fact, the infiltrators were already in place in many of the universities. How else was Hegelianism drilled into Joseph Ratzinger's impressionable young mind before he ever became a priest? How else would those know how to influence men and compromise them, oh, yes, compromise them, like Angelo Roncalli and Giovanni Montini. They had already been blackmailed before they ever put on the tiara. Of course, those who followed didn't even bother with the tiara, so menaced were they by what others of power held over them. Oh, yes, you must read those powerful little books above as well as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's article on the expose by Jason Berry on the shocking revelations about the founder of the Legionairres of Christ Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado. It will make your blood boil, especially considering all the scuttlebutt coming to the surface about the cash and cover-up by Ratzinger and Karol Wojtyla. After this, no one can say, "oh, the 'Pope' didn't know." No way! He knew and every one of the sorry antipopes since the last true Catholic Pope His Holiness Pope Pius XII knew.
And that brings us to something that was just published and should cause quite an uproar. It is a purported document, dated 1944 and penned by the real Sister Lucia Santos (Sister Marie of the Sorrows as a Dorothean nun in Tuy, Spain until 1948) in conveying what the Blessed Mother imparted to her regarding the Third Secret of Fatima. The latest find is displayed at Tradition in Action as to what is purported to be an original of said arcanum in Portuguese. Atila Sinke Guimaraes, who speaks Portuguese fluently, has translated it into English. Bear in mind he is not a sedevacantist, and yet, if the document can be verified, it needs to be spread worldwide and made known in the highways and biways for it will prove what sedevacantists have been proclaiming all along: The chair of Peter is empty for we have not had a true Pope since Pius XII. It is very short and to the point. We can see what Our Lady requested was not done. Consider what Atila translated:
The emphasis above is provided by this editor, not by Atila nor was it on the original, of which a facsimile can be seen at Atila's site. The reference to moving the Holy See to Fatima is an interesting one, I would surmise something no one ever considered. We also know that a new banjo-looking edifice was built in Fatima but it sure wasn't according to Heaven's specs. Also, one has to be careful because St. Peter's was never called a 'cathedral' but rather a basilica. That is why it could very well be suspect. Other than that part, it sounds credible, but time will tell as well as what Heaven wants to further reveal.
Now I am going to reveal the third fragment of the secret: This part is the apostasy in the Church!
Our Lady showed us the individual who I describe as the 'holy Father' in front of a multitude that was cheering him.
But there was a difference from a true holy Father, his devilish gaze, this one had the gaze of evil.
Then, after some moments we saw the same Pope entering a Church, but this Church was the Church of hell; there is no way to describe the ugliness of that place. It looked like a gray cement fortress with broken angles and windows similar to eyes; it had a beak in the roof of the building.
Next, we raised our eyes to Our Lady who said to us: You saw the apostasy in the Church; this letter can be opened by the holy Father, but it must be announced after Pius XII and before 1960.
In the kingdom of John Paul II the cornerstone of Peterís grave must be removed and transferred to Fatima.
Because the dogma of the faith is not conserved in Rome, its authority will be removed and delivered to Fatima.
The cathedral of Rome must be destroyed and a new one built in Fatima.
If 69 weeks after this order is announced, Rome continues its abomination, the city will be destroyed.
Our Lady told us that this is written,[in] Daniel 9:24-25 and Matthew 21:42-44
It might just be our own imagination, the research we had done before editing it nine years ago, or the Holy Ghost 's Own prompting back when we first wrote and copyrighted a certain novel in 1986, but the facts are that we basically wrote this very scenario including the physical destruction of much of the Holy See in White Smoke, Black Fire. That was way back when we were still very much rooted in the novus ordo. Without realizing how close we were to the truth when we first started writing it in the mid eighties, after our epiphany in 2000 we decided to tweak it and publish it in serial form on these pages beginning in 2001. We suspect it was the Sanctifier inspiring us. How else can one explain the similarity of the scenario playing out today as to what Our Lady prophesied? As an example, see Part II, The Smoldering, Fifth Chapter, Episode Seven. With radical Islamic terrorism so rampant today and hate ruling minds and hearts, all courtesy of the devil, is total physical destruction of St. Peter's and Vatican City out of the realm of possibility? Hardly. Would God allow such a catastrophe? Again, re-read what Atila translated above.
Recall, of course, that any private revelation is subject to scrutiny and that the messenger's own viewpoints often play into the interpretations. Yet, if this document is authentic, it is none other than "Mary's 'Pope'" whom she has revealed as a false pontiff for she does not say the 'Papacy of John Paul II' in 1944, but the "kingdom" for it is a separate entity from the Church.
Another interesting aspect that would seem to answer the questions about what the visionary wrote, "In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved." We know without a shadow of a doubt that Portugal is no longer Catholic, they have embraced abortion, divorce and homosexuality. Was the Blessed Mother wrong then? That would be impossible. Could the visionary be wrong? That is possible. However, considering the revelation of the purported true Third Secret above, study carefully what Our Lady asked. "Because the dogma of the faith is not conserved in Rome, its authority will be removed and delivered to Fatima." Could that mean that Fatima is Heaven's desire for the site of the Holy See? It's possible and more plausible when one considers Mary's meaning in both statements. She states that Rome will be destroyed if she continues her abominations. We all know, again, without a shadow of doubt, that Rome has sunk into utter depravity everywhere. That includes outside and inside the walls of Vatican City State. All of Italy is sliding closer to the abyss. For that matter, all of Europe. Why then Portugal? That is a question only Heaven can answer.
In Union with the Unholy
If the recently uncovered Third Secret is authentic, and we have to leave that to scientific experts that are hopefully not involved with the conciliar church, then it changes everything. First of all, what of the so-called 'Third Secret' released in May 2000 with John Paul II's full knowledge in assigning Ratzinger and 'Cardinal' Sodano as the front men? It proves said facsimile was bogus and a deliberate deception against the Mother of God. Not that we're surprised because we've said it was a lie all along, but others might finally wake up that these usurpers are out to destroy the holy Faith. That was the intent from the very beginning. Remember what the Progressive itinerary is: Weaken, undermine, revise and destroy without a shot being fired. Tie that in with the Masonic goals as well as the bargains with the Mafia (oh, you must read Atila's latest Bird's Eye View on how far and how low the VulgArians and Benedict XVI himself will go in selling their soul to save their hides. All of the dirty little secrets are raising their ugly heads and coming to a head. The worms are wriggling. Will the above Third Secret confirming apostasy see the light of day with all the caliginous con men trying to keep it hidden?
That is up to journalists with integrity. Of course, that is an oxymoron considering the morons manning the 4th Estate today. No, I fear the only way that news of this long sought after document is going to be spread is over the internet for there is no media brave enough to expose this. What are they afraid of? Their own status and temporal treasures. Oh, they might expose Ratzinger for his cover-up of the sex scandals, but they won't connect the dots to find out why and further connect to see who he really is. The same goes for our President. Hands off as he hands our country over to the Communists without the watchdogs who crucified Richard Nixon. What tricky Dick did was kindergarden play compared to what the Obama Administration is doing. But it will go unsaid because that is the sorry state of the lamestream media today who remain silent on the total criminal element within the White House and Congress today. Only a few are willing to peel away the onion.
In the secular sector, one of those not afraid to decorticate the rot beneath the allium cepa veggie bulb is
Glenn Beck who has become the Howard Beale of our day. (For those who saw the film Network you can relate and are most probably ready to shout from the rooftops "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!") To use another metaphor, Beck is one of the few who is not afraid to pull back the curtain and reveal the wizard and the rest of the evil and corruption in our government today and how it dates back to Woodrow Wilson who was President during World War I, the Fatima apparitions and the Bolshevik revolution. Ah, now you're beginning to see the connection.
Wilson was no friend of Catholics as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has dutifully documented several times in his columns at Christ or chaos. Tom is not a fan of Beck because Glenn is a fallen away Catholic who embraced Mormonism when he got married. Yet, Beck speaks more and more like a Catholic and has admitted it is his original Faith and schooling in which his principals are rooted. We intensify our prayers for his conversion back to the true Faith, but we also have to realize that it is not a step forward if one converts to conciliarism even though they falsely misrepresent such as 'Catholicism.' Again, read Tom's articles to see what it really is. Those who are regular readers of this publication know only too well. Anyway, it was Beck who said if you are going to take on big power such as the government or Church, expect to be bruised. That is part and parcel of the monster we face.
St. Paul said it better in chapter 5 and 6 of Ephesians, with the latter chapter instructing us as to what we need to gird ourselves with. It begins with grace as the armor of God, the loins of truth, the breastplate of justice (note, that is not Social Justice, code word for Communism), the shield of faith to offset the barbs of flaming darts be they words or literal weapons, and the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Word of God. One weapon not mentioned in that passage was what was bestowed to St. Dominic over a millennium later: the holy Rosary. The very weapon the Mother of God emphasized at Fatima, one we cannot ignore and must utilize to the best of our ability for satan hates it. It is vital to use this failsafe artillery to also fend off the thought police in these unruly politically correct times where morals are completely topsy turvy for our enemy is not necessarily our fellow human beings no matter how much they might rile us, but, as Paul identifies in chapter 6: 12, "against principalities and powers, against the rulers of wickedness in the high places."
And it is wicked people in high places as well that we must resist, whether it is Barack Hussein Obama and his Marxist minions or Benedict XVI and his ignoble ilk. But be assured they answer to a greater power, the very one pinpointed by St. Paul. That is why we must be prepared, pay attention to what is going on in our country, the world and even our own homes. The best way to combat them is through prayer. After all, knee-mail is so much more effective than e-mail for the latter, though frustrating, can be deleted; whereas communication with God goes immediately into the important file and is guaranteed to be answered.
Quo vadis, Petrus?
That brings us back to Fatima. Our Lady references 69 weeks and Daniel 9: 24-25 is cited. According to scriptural scholars and the Haydock Commentary, one week equals seven years. Therefore 69 weeks would be 483 years. That is if Mary were using it in the biblical sense. If, however, she is speaking literally, then the time frame from the time the order is announced would be one year and four months and some twenty days. Not a lot of time. If the latter is the case, then it could correlate with what Saint Malachi foretold so accurately well over eight and a half centuries. I really don't know for sure and I doubt anyone else among the Church Militant does either. Yet, there's another possibility. Could Fatima be the key all along to what will happen to the Keys of the Kingdom? Could it mean merely the end of Rome as the Seat of Peter, with Mary requesting the grave of Peter be moved as well? Is it not true that where Peter is, there is the Church?
If the Church is no longer in Rome (and it is not), then it would be only natural for Our Lady to request Peter's bones be removed from this modern Babylon so that the Primacy of Peter continue. But why Fatima? If we are to believe Malachi's "Prophesies of the Popes", we have to realize that there is only one slot left in the long line of those who have sat on the Chair of the Apostle first chosen by Christ. Then does that mean Christ will return immediately after that? Who knows! After all, there is no need for a Vicar of Christ when Christ is present in the flesh in whatever manner He will appear at His Second Coming. What makes this all the more of an omen is that Malachi included all the antipopes in the list of Roman Pontiffs from the twelfth century on in listing accurately and amazingly with precision 112 popes beginning with Pope Celestine II in 1143 up through the current antipope Benedict XVI as "Gloria olivae" "Glory of the Olive" - that is if you like pits! But seriously, we need to take the saint's oracle seriously for after Ratzinger passes, and at his age and health that can't be long in coming, we are faced with the final man to sit on the Throne of Peter and he is, according to St. Malachi, who was the Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland in 1140 when he received this revelation, Peter the Roman.
Who is this man? St. Malachi wrote the following in Latin:
In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, et Iudex tremedus iudicabit populum suum. Finis.
Translated, it reads thusly:
During the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, the seat will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed his sheep in many tribulations:
and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed,
and the formidable Judge will judge His people. The End."
Wow! First of all, the confirmation of Rome being destroyed because she had not kept the dogma of the Faith in the Fatima message above coincides with St. Malachi's prophecy. Secondly, we have to wonder if Peter the Roman will be a good and true Pope. We say that because of the rot that has been allowed for 50 years and because if he were a good and true Pope, Rome would not be destroyed. Remember Ninevah? What exactly did Malachi mean when he wrote qui pascet oues in multis tribulationis, who will feed his sheep in many tribulations? An antipope or bad pope cannot feed the sheep anything good. Christ has made that abundantly clear, especially in St. Matthew 7: 15-21. Therefore, will he feed poison to the sheep who are already scattered? Is he going to be the ravenous? Thirdly, the tribulation is coming. Do you really believe that countless Protestants are going to be standing in the field and the next second whisked up into Heaven while still alive in what they call the "Rapture". If so, then Christ deceived when He said, unless we take up our crosses daily, we cannot be His disciples. We know He cannot deceive nor be deceived as we reaffirm every day in the Act of Faith. Then someone's wrong. I'd put my money (if I had any) on the Protestants being wrong because we were meant to suffer. Just ask the early Christians and Martyrs. No we all are going to face the tribulation. The question is: Are you ready?
We tend to pooh-pooh eschatology and have our own fears and concepts. The augury that the world will end in 2012 according to the Mayan Calendar is a current popular scare tactic. I hear they even made a pretty atrocious movie out of this supposed global calamity. Don't you wonder how it ends? But we need to be serious again, folks, because pagan prognosis doesn't have the legs that St. Malachi's track record conveys. But if he were to be a good and true Pope, from where would this Peter the Roman come? If he you were to ask David Hobson, a home-aloner from this editor's original home town of Minneapolis, he'll tell you it's a man appointed by the late Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, yes the same man who Siri theorists say took the name Gregory XVII when elected Pius XII's successor only to be intimidated and withdraw and give way to Roncalli who was ready and willing to implement his progressive aggiornamento. With every passing year, the Siri theory becomes less and less credible. Yet, Hobson, a most judgmental chap, claims he knows who the "true Pope" is and anyone who doesn't believe him is crazy and probably condemned. Really? Did I mention Mr. Hobson is judgmental?
Now we know a true Pope cannot come from the current College of Cardinals because, well, they're not true cardinals, let alone true bishops, even many not even true priests. All of them have apostasized. We know they have no authority as His Holiness Pope Paul IV made crystal clear in his Papal Bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio. Therefore, if the next 'pope' comes from that body, you'll know Peter the Roman won't be a good and true Pope. Where would a good and true Pope come from then? That question leaves us with only two other scenarios. Either the true Traditional Catholic Bishops bury their differences and come together for the good of souls, for the very salvation of souls, and choose from among them the man who will lead and become the good Peter the Roman, or God works a miracle that no one can fathom at the present and places this man as a shepherd in these tumultuous times as we await the Final Coming. Or God is so upset with Peter the Roman that He says "Enough!!!"
Considering all of the above, the latter seems, sadly, like the most plausible considering the state of things. Since the other summaries haven't added up yet we can only hope for a miracle. With all this in the immediate offing, with the likelyhood of the Apocalypse and Daniel playing out before our very eyes, we need to intensify our prayers and that begins with getting our souls right by making a good Confession to a true priest to be assured one is in the state of Sanctifying Grace. We know Jesus has told us to be ready for we know not the hour. That's another reason having our lamps lit (being full of grace) is so vital. How do we help others realize this? By pulling out those Rosaries and pray as the Blessed Mother has asked. It's never too late. Remember the parable of the workers in the field. It matters not when you arrive at the truth, just that you arrive.
Saying prayers is one thing, but to willingly tell God that you are willing to suffer, even die for Him in reparation is quite another. And both are desperately needed. Dry Martyrs and Victim Souls. Are you among the remnant, the ones who remain and whom our Lord referred to when He said in St. Luke 18: 7-8,"And will not God avenge His elect, who cry to Him day and night: and will He have patience in their reward? I say to you, He will quickly avenge them. But yet, when the Son of man cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" A question for the ages that only each one of us in the recesses of our heart and soul can answer. Will we stand with Him against all odds?
Are the sands of time running out? Do we have weeks left in the literal sense or the biblical sense? Even though we have little time to tell it, only time will tell for we know one thing for sure: we are coming to that moment of truth.