DAILY CATHOLIC - THURSDAY, April 2, 1998    volume 9, no. 66

WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Installment Sixty-Four

Wake-up Call to all Catholics the thirty-first clarion

installment sixty-four

Beware of False Prophets in the Church - part twenty-four: Living the Vision - discerning when!

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says the Lord, that I will pour forth My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams. And moreover upon My servants and upon My handmaids in those days will I pour forth of My Spirit and they shall prophesy."

Isaiah 44: 3, Acts 2: 17
     We discussed in the last installment, the various prophecies of Saint John Bosco and others of Our Lord's and Our Lady's warnings about the efforts to remove the Pope and recall the vision imparted to Amsterdam visionary Ida Perleman which vividly showed the betrayal within the vaunted halls of the Vatican. We deciphered that that "Pope" could only be our present pontiff John Paul II. Therefore, let us look at what has been prophesied and draw our conclusions from these. First of all, John Bosco related in his vision that Rome is in for chastisements and the Church will suffer greatly. "And you, Rome, what will become of you? Ungrateful, Rome, effeminate Rome, arrogant Rome, you have reached the point where you admire in your Sovereign [Pontiff] nothing but luxury, forgetting that his true glory and yours are on Golgotha. Now is your Sovereign old, decrepit, unarmed and stripped bare; yet his word alone, he can make the world tremble." Is this not the world's view of Pope John Paul II? They admire his pomp and circumstance and play up his trips with his processional entourage, but they shrink when he speaks against abortion, capitalism, the moral decline of today's society. Look what happened in Cairo a few years ago when he stood strong against the promoters of the culture of death. Now let's look at the term "Rome." Is the message referring to the city itself or the Roman Catholic Church. We suspect the latter because Italy is already referred to in the message: "As for you, Italy, land of blessings, who plunged you into desolation? It is not your enemies but your friends." While Italy and the city of Rome are on this course, we will focus our attention on the Church for that, we believe, is who the Heavens are referring to here. This is further affirmed in the words given to John Bosco, " Now the voice from Heaven addresses the Pastor of pastors: 'You are in the great Conference with your Assessors, but the enemy of the good does not rest for a moment. He is studying and deploying every device against you; he will raise up enemies from among my sons. The powers of this world will vomit fire and will stifle the words of those who guard My law." Is this indeed not happening? Isn't it similar to what the Blessed Virgin Mary foretold at LaSalette when she said, "...the devil will resort to all his evil tricks to introduce sinners into religious orders, for disorder and the love of carnal pleasures will be spread all over the earth." and "Everywhere there will be extraordinary wonders, as true faith has faded and false light brightens the people. Woe to the Princes of the Church who think only of piling riches upon riches to protect their authority and dominate with pride. The Vicar of my Son will suffer a great deal, because for a while the Church will yield to large persecution, a time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis...the Holy Father will suffer a great deal. I will be with him until the end and receive his sacrifice." and the alarming prophecy: "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist." Now let's look at the devices satan is utilizing to silence the Holy Father and Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

     First of all, let us not forget Pope Paul VI's dying words when he lamented over what the results of the Second Vatican Council had wrought, "We had intended to open a window of fresh air, but instead a tempest blew in and satan is now in the sanctuary." To further his omen let us deal with a prophecy given by Our Lady during our present time which has been confirmed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger regarding Mary's words at Akita in Japan: "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops...the Church will be full of those who accept compromises." Is this not happening with many openly lobbying against the Pope? At Fatima Sister Lucia was given a vision in which she recalls, "I saw the Holy Father in a very big house kneeling by a table with his head buried in his hands, and he was weeping. Outside the house there were many people. Some of them were throwing stones, others were cursing him and using bad language. Poor Holy Father! We must pray very hard for him." It is interesting to note that when fellow visionary Jacinta asked Lucia if she could relate further what she saw, the latter emphatically declined, stating "No, don't you see that is part of the secret." Ah, the famous "Third Secret of Fatima" which so many deduct is apostasy within the Church. God has given us so many signs when will we see the light? Sr. Lucia told Cardinal Anthony Padiyara from India on October 11, 1992 that "He that is not with the Pope is not with God, and he that wants to be with God must be with the Pope." Many think the schism or apostasy will erupt when Pope John Paul II declares the Dogma of Mar as Co-Redemptrix, Advocate and Mediatrix of all graces. There is a plan afoot to gather petitions against this dogma, crying that it will greatly hurt ecumenism, but we find that hard to believe in light of the fact the liberal factions Call To Action and We Are Church announced they would collect over a million signatures against the Pope within a year and two years after that news, were only able to muster 35,000 signatures, many of those suspect. In contrast to that, a group calling themselves We Are Catholic rallied to the Holy Father's side, accruing over 95,000 signatures in a matter of months. Proof the loyal movement is not dead. The tactics of the liberals are to attack through the media, using that medium to insinuate without having to provide proof or sources. This is evident with the constant barrage of news anchors and reporters always referring to the Pope as "feeble" or "frail," thereby subliminally influencing the reader or viewer into believing he has served his purpose and should be put out to pasture. But the pasture our great Polish pontiff is looking to tend is the one where he can continue to shepherd the countless flock of sheep who seem so lost and whom he calls to his bosom, offering truth and protection from the ravaging wolves if only they will listen and heed his call. There have been attempts on his life, first in 1981 on the feast of Fatima at St. Peter's Square, but God would not allow His adversary to claim this crusader for the faith. God has more work for John Paul II to do and will keep him with us as long as we are faithful to Him and to His worthy Vicar on earth. There have been many within the curia and prelates around the world openly and secretly lobbying for John Paul II's removal, foisting such liberals as Cardinal Carlo Martini from Milan as their "savior." But, throughout history, few times has a cardinal, who openly sought the papacy, been elected. And throughout the history of Holy Mother Church there have been many attempts to overthrow the Church, to discredit and remove a pope. In the next installment we shall treat this and relate various messages from Heaven to the saints and how, through God's intervention, His Holy Church survived and grew stronger.

To review all past installments of this on-going series, go to Archives beginning with the inaugural A CALL TO PEACE internet issue in January 1996. volume 7, no. 1.