Fatima was intended to be the 'cliff-notes' to get us through the toughest of tests that hell would throw at the faithful, but the evil one's legions infiltrated the 'classroom' of Holy Mother Church and not only changed the rules and the curriculum, but put in their own set of teachers who have done anything but teach the Truths and Traditions of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith.
"Pope Pius had promoted as his successor Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, ardent foe of Communism and defender of the true Faith, who would no doubt have followed through with Our Lady's wishes. At the conclave that followed the death of the old Pope, Siri was elected both on the third and fourth ballots, and took the name of Gregory XVII, a fact which is attested to even by documents recently declassified by the FBI, and cited in a recent book. This should finally be enough to convince the skeptics that the so-called "Siri Theory" is no theory at all, but an historical fact. It is the best explanation why for more than forty years under the "conciliar popes" the Church has been revolutionized, and the true Church is now in a state of eclipse."
Those who are "filled with knowledge of God's will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Col.1:9), are able to read the signs of the times. They look for those things spoken of by Jesus in today's Gospel from the twenty-fourth chapter of St. Matthew, by which we may know that His Second Coming is near. Christians have always looked for signs of the Lord's return, although St. Paul says in Second Thessalonians that the proximate signs of His coming are the "the great apostasy" and the appearing of the "man of sin" the Antichrist.
Editor's Note: In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Last Sunday After Pentecost, he points out how all that Christ foretold in Matthew 24 has come or is coming to pass. There is but one event left; one we all await with great anxiety and glorious hope - the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Maranatha! The very second sentence of today's Gospel gives us the indicator that we are in the time Our Lord speaks of. The signal came with the 'announcement' that John XXIII was the new pope, but was made official with the proclamation of a New Rite, a New Order - the Novus Ordo by Paul VI - when the sacred was profaned and replaced: the "abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place; (he that readeth, let him understand:)" (Matt 24: 15-16. If it weren't for the fact that the Good Book tells us Who wins, and the Blessed Mother assures us her "Immaculate Heart will triumph", we might be despondent. But with those assurances, how can we not remain in joyful anticipation despite the fine mess the Church finds herself in?
"We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God" (2Thess.2:1-4).
To ignore the signs sent by God is to invite disaster. God sent the Blessed Virgin to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, to warn the world of the dangers threatened by Communist Russia. If her requests for prayer and sacrifice were not heeded, she said that Russia "will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated." Pope Pius XII, the "Fatima Pope," took her message seriously, although he failed to make the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart together with all the bishops of the world, as she had requested.
If the Revolution of which Our Lady spoke, which began in France and was exported to Russia, were to succeed in becoming global, it would first have to neutralize the Catholic Church, the greatest enemy of the Revolution. Popes like Pius XII could no longer be tolerated. At the time of his death in 1958, the Church and the hierarchy were already riddled with Communist and Masonic infiltrators, agents of change ready to move in for the kill.
Pope Pius had promoted as his successor Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, ardent foe of Communism and defender of the true Faith, who would no doubt have followed through with Our Lady's wishes. At the conclave that followed the death of the old Pope, Siri was elected both on the third and fourth ballots, and took the name of Gregory XVII, a fact which is attested to even by documents recently declassified by the FBI, and cited in a recent book entitled The Vatican Exposed [This book is by Paul Williams, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2003. In it Williams cites as his sources the Department of State secret dispatch, "John XXIII" , November 20, 1958, declassified November 11, 1974, and "Cardinal Siri", April 10, 1961, declassified February 28, 1994; the book Murder in the Vatican, Manhattan, page 29-32; and by John Cooney in his book The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman, 1988, Times Books, as well as Louis Remy in his article "The Pope: Could he be Cardinal Siri?" in Sous La Banniere. All these were cited as sources by Williams for his deductions]. This should finally be enough to convince the skeptics that the so-called "Siri Theory" is no theory at all, but an historical fact. It is the best explanation why for more than forty years under the "conciliar popes" the Church has been revolutionized, and the true Church is now in a state of eclipse.
The world had watched expectantly as white smoke signaled the election of the new pope, the crowds cheered, the papal guard assembled to welcome him, church bells rang all over Italy, and reports of his election flashed around the world. But a momentous struggle was taking place within the conclave, the outcome of which was already "fixed". Pope Gregory XVII would not be permitted to take his rightful place in the line of the successors of Peter. The papal office was wrested from Siri, and that friend of Communists and Freemasons, Angelo Roncalli, usurped the papal throne as John XXIII.
John XXIII's address at the opening of Vatican II, the instrument which was to bring about Revolution within the Church, are a rebuke for Pius XII, Cardinal Siri, and the Blessed Virgin Mary herself: "In these modern times," he said, "they can see nothing but prevarication and ruin. They behave as though at the time of former Councils, everything was a full triumph of the Christian idea and life. We must disagree with these prophets of gloom. Divine Providence is leading us to a New Order of things" (John XXIII, October 11, 1962).
The Freemasons could not conceal their delight that a pope who would implement their "New Order of things" was finally seated on the papal throne, something for which they had long plotted and conspired. He was immediately labeled "Good Pope John." No friend of Fatima, considering it a hoax, "Good Pope John" would put a stop to it, beginning by refusing to publish the Third Secret of Fatima in 1960, as Our Lady had requested. Fatima would not be allowed to interfere with his grandiose plans for dialogue with Communism, the Great Red Dragon that threatened to envelop both world and Church in its godless ideology.
The dire consequences of ignoring Our Lady's message at Fatima may be understood from the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sr. Lucy at Rianjo in August, 1931:
"Make it known to my ministers that given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, that they shall follow him into misfortune." Our Lord was referring to the failure of the King of France to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart, as He had requested through St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The result - Revolution against throne and altar, bloodshed, apostasy, from which France has never recovered. King Louis XVI, the last king of France before the Revolution, was imprisoned and finally executed in 1793. "They shall follow him into misfortune." Misfortune indeed has fallen upon the papacy and the Church. As a result of ignoring Our Lady's pleas we have seen two great world wars and worldwide Revolution, while the "great apostasy" predicted by St. Paul marches through the Church like the grim reaper.
A sad epilogue to these events confirms their reality. The final insult to the Blessed Virgin Mary is that her beloved Shrine at Fatima has fallen into the hands of apostates who plan to convert it into an ecumenical center "where all the religions of the world will gather to pay homage to their various gods," as the recent news release from Portugal put it. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue has denied the report, but plans are already underway, and a hideous new basilica will be built to house the strange new Fatima pilgrims.
But we are getting somewhere. Gradually, the truth leaks out, and everyone will soon realize that the true Church has been eclipsed by a monstrous deception. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will finally triumph, and Jesus Christ will return to claim His Bride, the Church, purified and made holy and immaculate through present trials. "He who testifies to these things says, 'It is true, I come quickly!' Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!" (Apoc.22:20).
Father Louis J. Campbell
vol 14, no. 39
"Qui legit, intelligat"
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