Visions, Apparitions, Allocutions, Warnings and Church teachings from Councils, Popes, Saints, Doctors and Fathers of the Church, renowned theologians, holy clergy, great thinkers of the Catholic Church and from modernists themselves regarding the fall of the Catholic Church and faith within the 20th Century and beyond.
"The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Anti-Christ, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the altar, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel,' And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice' (Daniel 8:12)." St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church. (1696-1787)
The Catholic Church and the faithful have been forewarned about the disastrous changes that have come about since Vatican II (1962-1965). Since this false council, the Catholic Church has been aped by a church with a false hierarchy, with false laws, and with false sacraments. This assertion is not the thoughts of myself or the organization I represent, but rather it echoes the warnings of Our Lady. It also has been the approved opinion of the Catholic Church that this will be the fulfillment of the Apocalypse before the end of time. The following apparitions and warnings should not be taken lightly as anyone with eyes to see, a mind to understand and a docile soul will accept this Truth, that Almighty God has so generously given us these warnings to prepare our souls and the world for the great Apostasy and end that is before us.
Padre Pio (1887-1968)
Almost sixty years ago, Padre Pio first met Father Luigi Villa, whom he entreated to devote his entire life to fight Ecclesiastical Freemasonry. Padre Pio told Father Villa that Our Lord had designs upon him and had chosen him to be educated and trained to fight Freemasonry within the Church. The Saint spelled out this task in three meetings with Father Villa, which took place in the last fifteen years of life of Padre Pio. At the close of the second meeting [second half of 1963], Padre Pio embraced Father Villa three times, saying to him:
‘Be brave, now…for the Church has already been invaded by Freemasonry!’ and then stated: ‘Freemasonry has already made it into the loafers (shoes) of the Pope!’ At the time, the reigning "Pope" was Paul VI and of course a Freemason, according to the 1917 Code of Canon Law, cannot be a Catholic as you are automatically excommunicated. "Persons joining associations of the Masonic sect or any others of the same kind which plot against the Church and legitimate civil authorities contract, ipso facto, excommunication simply reserved to the Apostolic See"-Canon Law 2335. (1917)
“The mission entrusted to Father Luigi Villa by Padre Pio to fight Freemasonry within the Catholic Church was approved by Pope Pius XII who gave a Papal Mandate for his work. Pope Pius XII’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tardini, gave Father Villa three Cardinals to work with and to act as his own personal ‘guardian angels’: Cardinal Ottaviani, Cardinal Parente, and Cardinal Palazzini. Father Villa worked with these three cardinals until their deaths.
In order to fight this battle, in 1971, Father Villa founded his magazine, “Chiesa Viva” with correspondents and collaborators in every continent. It was immediately attacked by the upper echelon of the Catholic Church: the magazine was ostracized among the clergy and its collaborators were gradually forced to leave. Then they isolated its Director and his few remaining collaborators. The efforts to silence “Chiesa Viva” once and for all also included seven assassination attempts on Father Villa!” Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand also conceded that Father Villa was indeed left with missions given by Padre Pio, approved by Pope Pius XII and supported by leading Cardinals.
Pope St. Leo the Great (400-461)
"He that sees another in error, and endeavors not to correct it, testifies himself to be in error."
Pope St. Felix III (†492)
"Not to oppose error, is to approve it, and not to defend truth is to suppress it, and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them."
Pope Pius IV (1499-1565)
"We declare that if ever it should appear that any bishop, even one acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch, or Primate, or a Cardinal of the Roman Church, or a legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, whether prior to his promotion to Cardinal, or prior to his election as Roman Pontiff, has beforehand deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into any heresy, we enact, we decree, we determine, we define: Such promotion or election in and of itself, even with the agreement and unanimous consent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, legally invalid, and void. It shall not be possible for such a promotion or election to be deemed valid or to be valid, neither through reception of office, consecration, subsequent administration, or possession, not even through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff himself, together with the veneration and obedience accorded him by all. Such promotion or election shall not through any lapse of time in the foregoing situation be considered even partially legitimate in any way. Each and all of the words, as acts, laws, appointments of those so promoted or elected -- and indeed, whatsoever flows there from -- shall be lacking in force, and shall grant no stability and legal power to anyone whatsoever. Those so promoted or elected, by that very fact and without the need to make any further declaration, shall be deprived of any dignity, position, honor, title, authority, office, and power. Therefore, it is permitted to no one to impair this page of Our approval, renewal, sanction, statute, wills of repeal, of decrees, or to go contrary to it by a rash daring deed. If anyone, moreover, will have presumed to attempt this, he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." -Pope Paul IV (1555-1559), Bull "Cum ex Apostolatus Officio," February 16, 1559, sec. 9
Pope St. Pius V (1504-1572)
"All the evils of the world are due to lukewarm Catholics."
Pope Pius IX (1792-1878)
"There will come a great prodigy, which will fill the world with awe. But this prodigy will be preceded by the triumph of a revolution during which the Church will go through ordeals that are beyond description."
"Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church."
Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)
An article in the Roman journal Ephemerides Liturgicae (V. LXIX, pages 54–60) in 1955 gave an account in Latin and Italian of how the St. Michael prayer developed. Footnote nine of this account quotes an article in another Italian journal called La Settimana del Clero in 1947 by Father Domenico Pechenino who worked at the Vatican during the time of Leo XIII, in which he stated:
"I do not remember the exact year. One morning the great Pope Leo XIII had celebrated a Mass and, as usual, was attending a Mass of thanksgiving. Suddenly, we saw him raise his head and stare at something above the celebrant's head. He was staring motionlessly, without batting an eye. His expression was one of horror and awe; the color and look on his face changing rapidly. Something unusual and grave was happening in him."
Finally, as though coming to his senses, he lightly but firmly tapped his hand and rose to his feet. He headed for his private office. His retinue followed anxiously and solicitously, whispering: 'Holy Father, are you not feeling well? Do you need anything?' He answered: 'Nothing, nothing.' About half an hour later, he called for the Secretary of the Congregation of Rites and, handing him a sheet of paper, requested that it be printed and sent to all the ordinaries around the world. What was that paper? It was the prayer that we recite with the people at the end of every Mass. It is the plea to Mary and the passionate request to the Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael. “Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, beseeching God to send Satan back to hell."
According to the same article in Ephemerides Liturgicae, Cardinal Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano wrote in his Litteris Pastoralibus pro Quadragesima (Pastoral Letters for Lent) that the sentence 'The evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls' has a historical explanation that was many times repeated by his private secretary, Monsignor Rinaldo Angeli. Leo XIII truly saw, in a vision, demonic spirits who were congregating on the Eternal City (Rome). The prayer that he asked all the Church to recite was the fruit of that experience. He would recite that prayer with strong, powerful voice: we heard it many a time in the Vatican Basilica. Leo XIII also personally wrote an exorcism that is included in the Roman Ritual. He recommended that bishops and priests read these exorcisms often in their dioceses and parishes. He himself would recite them often throughout the day." The Unity of the Church, Encyclical Letter Satis Cognitum, Pope Leo XIII, June 20,1896.
"There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition." -Auctor Tract, de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos.
"Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial (Satan), the Church of God and the state without God."-Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Custodi di Quella Fede, par. 15, Dec. 8, 1892
Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914)
“Who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep-rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is—apostasy from God… When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the ‘Son of Perdition’ [Antichrist] of whom the Apostle speaks.”
"The Church has no right whatsoever to touch the institution and form of the Sacraments."
"They want them [the Modernists] to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses. But they should be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made withcharity: it is a struggle, a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible, He would not have given an example in this too. See how he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the wolves in sheep's clothing, the traders: He scourged them with whips!"
"The true friends of the people are neither the revolutionaries nor the innovators. They are the traditionalists." Letter on the Sillon, August 25, 1910
"Let us not set foot in the opposing camp, because we would thus be giving the enemy a proof of our weakness, which the enemy would try to interpret as a sign of weakness and complicity."
"The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity, or rather the cowardice, of the faithful."
"Attempting to reconcile our Faith with the modern mentality leads not only to weakening of that Faith, but to its total destruction."
"In our time more than ever before, the greatest asset of the liars is the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan's reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.... And this reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries." Beatification of Joan of Arc, December 13, 1898
"Henceforth the enemy of the Church is no longer outside the Church; he is now within." Encyclical Esupremi apostolatus, October 4, 1903
"One of the primary obligations assigned by Christ to the office committed to Us of feeding the Lord's flock is that of guarding with the greatest vigilance the Deposit of Faith delivered to the Saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words, and the gainsaying of knowledge falsely so-called.... We may no longer keep silent [against the Modernists], lest we should seem to fail in our essential duty." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, Sec. 1
"We admonish professors to bear well in mind that they cannot set aside St. Thomas, especially in metaphysical questions, without grave disadvantage." Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
"The partisans of errors are to be sought not only among the Church's open enemies; but, what is to be most dreaded and deplored, in her very bosom, and are the more mischievous the less they keep in the open. We allude, Venerable Brethren, to many who belong to the Catholic laity, and what is much more sad, to the ranks of the priesthood itself, thoroughly imbued with the poisonous doctrines taught by the enemies of the Church." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
"Modernists vent all their bitterness and hatred on Catholics who zealously fight the battles of the church. There is no species of insult which they do not heap upon them, but their usual course is to charge them with ignorance or obstinacy. When an adversary rises up against them with an erudition and force that renders them redoubtable, they seek to make a conspiracy of silence around him to nullify the effects of his attack." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
"For Catholics, nothing will remove the authority of the Second Council of Nicaea, where it condemns those who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics to deride ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind or to endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
"In their [the Modernists'] books, one finds some things that might well be approved by a Catholic, but on turning over the page, one is confronted by other things that might well their have dictated by a Rationalist." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
"They lay the ax not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree so that there is no part of the Catholic truth which they leave untouched, none that they do not strive to corrupt. Further, none is more skillful, none more astute than they, in the employment of a thousand noxious devices, for they play the double part of rationalist and Catholic, and this so craftily that they easily lead the unwary into error; and as audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance." Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907
Certain Errors of the Orientals, Denzinger # 2147a.[From the letter, "Ex quo," to the Archbishops Apostolic Delegates in Byzantium, in Greece, in Egypt, in Mesopotamia, in Persia, in Syria, and in the Oriental Indies, December 26, 1910]
"It is well known that to the Church there belongs no right whatsoever to innovate anything touching on the substance of the sacrament."
"The present wickedness of the world is only the beginning of the sorrows which must take place before the end of the world."
Pope St. Pius X said: "All the strength of Satan's reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics."
Pope Pius XII (1876-1958)
"We believe that the present hour is a dread phase of the events foretold by Christ. It seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is in the grip of a supreme crisis."
Eugene Cardinal Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII) in 1931:
“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a Divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul...I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the true Faith of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.”
“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?"
The red lamp burning in Catholic Churches signifies that God is really present before them in the Most Blessed Eucharist – Pope Pius XII is here prophesying that the Most Blessed Sacrament will no longer be able to be found in the ‘Catholic’ churches, a reality which took place shortly after his death as a result of Vatican Council II.
Our Lady of Good Success
In the early 17th century, a Conceptionist nun in Ecuador, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres (1563–1635), was the recipient of various apparitions from the Mother of God, including many prophecies concerning the 20th century the only approved apparition of Our Lady that gives actual time periods of upcoming events- which indeed did come to pass. The fact that these prophecies date back 400 years makes them especially noteworthy. Mother Mariana’s incorrupt body was discovered in 1906 and can still be seen today.
“Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century… It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished…”
“Various heresies will be propagated in this land, then a free Republic. As these heresies spread and dominate, the precious light of Faith will be extinguished in souls by the almost total corruption of customs [morals]… The small number of souls who, hidden, will preserve the treasure of the Faith and the virtues will suffer an unspeakably cruel and slow martyrdom…”
“In the 20th century… the corruption of customs will be almost universal and the precious light of Faith all but extinguished.”
Again, referring to the 20th century:
“How the Church will suffer on that occasion – the dark night of the lack of a Prelate and Father (Bishop of Rome/the Pope) to watch over them… The lukewarmness of all the souls consecrated to God in the priestly and religious state will delay the coming of this Prelate and Father.”
One of the most striking of the prophetic visions occurred on the Feast of the Purification, February 2, 1634, the 40th anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana. Mother Mariana was praying in the upper choir loft before the Blessed Sacrament, the Sanctuary lamp went out. Mother Mariana was left in complete darkness. The extinguishing of the Sanctuary Light signified the dire straits the Church would be in during this future epoch.
Our Lady of Good Success was quite clear on what would be the demise of the Catholic Church, the general theme, a lax and perverse clergy. Certain members of the Catholic clergy would become as thieves stealing that Tabernacle light…thieves that would steal what is rightfully ours by virtue of our baptism in the Catholic Church—our Faith. They would rob us of Doctrine, Dogma and Tradition — ransacking the Church as it were leaving us in total darkness without even as much as the light of the Sanctuary Lamp (which signifies the presence of the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Himself.) Our Lady of Good Success went into great detail to explain what the five reasons were for the extinguishing of the light.
The first reason why the lamp was snuffed out was because in the end of the 19th Century and during the 20th Century, heresies would prevail not only in Ecuador but universally. “As these heresies spread and dominate, the precious light of Faith will be extinguished in souls by the almost total corruption of customs.” The second reason was that in these times the Conceptionist Community would shrink and even be infected with bad attitudes and false charity as a result of the pervading situation of the Church at the time. Many vocations would be lost as a direct result. (This was to be considered a reflection of a more universal condition during these times.) However, “The faithful souls would suffer a continuous and slow martyrdom, weeping in secret and imploring that such dire times be shortened.” The third reason the lamp failed was due to the fact that during this century a worldwide campaign against the virtues of chastity, and purity would succeed in ruining the youth. Our Lady of Good Success affirmed, “There will be almost no virgin souls in the world.”
The fourth reason the lamp was put out was to demonstrate how the Masonic and other secret sects would have so much influence on society and even the Church. “During these unfortunate times,” she foretold, “evil will invade childhood innocence. In this way, vocations to the priesthood will be lost, resulting in a true calamity.”
Our Lady of Good Success could foresee that there would still be some good, faithful religious that would be willing to suffer all for the salvation of souls and sustenance of the Holy Catholic Church...“The secular clergy will leave much to be desired because priests will become careless in their sacred duties. Lacking the divine compass, they will stray from the road traced by God for the priestly ministry, and they will become attached to wealth and riches, which they will unduly strive to attain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a prelate and a father (Bishop of Rome/Pope) to guide them …many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger.” The poor priestly souls that would be left to uphold the Church would suffer greatly.
“Against them the impious will rage a cruel war, overwhelming them with vituperations, calumnies and vexations in order to stop them from fulfilling their ministry. But they, like firm columns, will remain unswerving and will confront everything with a spirit of humility and sacrifice with which they will be vested, by virtue of the infinite merits of my most Holy Son, Who will love them in the innermost fibers of His Most Holy and Tender Heart."
Our Lady of Good Success implored that the people of this time should “clamor insistently” to the Heavenly Father for an end to ‘these ominous times’ sending to the Church a prelate and father (Bishop of Rome/Pope) who would restore the spirit to the priests.”
The fifth reason the lamp went out was due to those who have the financial means to help the Church but do nothing. Because of their uncaring attitude toward God and His Church, they would have allowed evil to seemingly triumph.
The Sanctuary Lamp is a symbol of the true presence of Christ, with it going out it would seem that Our Lady is showing us that the corruption of the liturgy would indeed be invalid by the mid-twentieth century.
Our Lady of La Salette
In 1846, the Mother of God appeared to two shepherd children in La Salette, France. She gave them many warnings about how God is going to punish mankind if mankind did not stop sinning. She also made some startling predictions.
"The Church will be in eclipse.... Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist."-September 19, 1846
"Fight, children of light, you little number who see clearly, for behold the time of times, the end of ends"
“Lucifer, with a great number of demons will be unchained from Hell. By degrees they shall abolish the Faith, even among persons consecrated to God.”
“The abomination shall be seen in holy places, in convents, and then the demon shall make himself the king of hearts.”
When Our Blessed Mother warns that the true Faith will be abolished and extinguished, what She is prophesying is that the number of true Catholics will be so small, that it will appear as if they have been abolished or extinguished, but, as noted above, we know that the Church can never be totally extinguished, but will endure until the end of time.
Regarding the veracity of this apparition, which some modernist authors erroneously challenge, the Bishop of the diocese of La Salette published in 1851 a mandate which in part said: “[The apparition] has within itself all the characteristics of the truth, and that the faithful are justified in believing it is beyond doubt and for certain.” This mandate was sent to Rome and received the approval of Pope Pius IX.
St. Antony of Egypt (251-356)
"Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. When the Church and the World are one, then those days are at hand. Because our Divine Master placed a barrier between His things and the things of the world."
"A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying: 'You are mad; you are not like us.'"
St. Athanasius (296-373)
St. Athanasius (A.D. 296 - A.D. 2 May 373), known as the "Father of Orthodoxy," was Bishop of Alexandria at the height of the power of the Arians who denied the two natures of Christ (i.e., they denied His Divinity). The Arians gained great influence in the Church, their power becoming so vast that the majority of Bishops could be described as Arian. He was excommunicated by Pope Liberius, driven from his see by a heretic usurper and spent his life in and out of exile.
St. Athanasius, to whom it was objected, "You have the bishops against you," answered with Faith: "that proves that they are all against the Church. If the world goes against the truth, then Athanasius goes against the world."Athanasius contra mundum
"God has promised to be like a wall of fire round those who rightly believe in Him."
"Catholics who remain faithful to Tradition even if they are reduced to but a handful, they are the True Church of Jesus Christ."
"May God console you!...What saddens you...is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises, but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: What is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in this struggle? The one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?"
St. Ambrose (340-397)
"Even heretics appear to possess Christ, for none of them denies the name of Christ. Still, anyone who does not confess everything that pertains to Christ does in fact deny Christ."
St. John Chrysostom (347-407)
"What excuse shall he have, what mercy can be hoped for, who corrupts the adorable and ineffable dogmas of our faith?"
St. Columba (521-597)
"Hearken, hearken to what will happen in the latter days of the world! There will be great wars; unjust laws will be enacted; the Church will be despoiled of her property; people will read and write a great deal; but charity and humility will be laughed to scorn, and the common people will believe in false ideas."
St. Vincent of Lérins (†445)
"When a foulness invades the whole Church . . . We must return to the Church of the past."
He also stated in 490 AD: "In the Catholic Church herself every care must be taken that we may hold fast to that which has been believed everywhere, always, and by all. For this is truly and properly Catholic.”
"All novelty in faith is a sure mark of heresy. St. Paul cried out aloud, again and again, to all men to all times, and to all places that, if anyone announces a new dogma, let him be anathematized!”
St. Dominic (1170-1221)
Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Dominic, "One Day through the Rosary and Scapular I will save the World"- These words would not be spoken by the Blessed Virgin Mary unless her Son was not readily available in the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady would confirm this warning at Fatima (1917) by appearing as Our Lady of the Rosary and ending these apparitions as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel wearing the brown habit of the Carmelites and holding the Brown Scapular.
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
"We've had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.”
St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419)
"Armies from the West, East, and North will fight together in Italy, and the Eagle shall capture the false king, and all things shall be made obedient unto him, and there shall be a new reformation in the world.”
" In the days of peace that are to come after the desolation of revolutions and wars, before the end of the world Christians will become so lax in their religion that they will refuse the sacrament of Confirmation, saying that it is unnecessary. And when the false prophet, the precursor of Antichrist, comes, all who are not confirmed will apostatize, while those who are confirmed will stand fast in their faith, and only a few will renounce Christ.”
St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
"A pope who is a manifest heretic automatically (per se) ceases to be pope and head, just as he ceases automatically to be a Christian and a member of the Church. Wherefore, he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the teaching of the ancient Fathers who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.", De Romano Pontifice, II.30 [citing passages from Cyprian, Driedonus, and Melchoir Cano in support of his position]
"And we ourselves experience this, that when we enter ornate and clean Basilicas, adorned with crosses, sacred images, altars, and burning lamps, we most easily conceive devotion. But, on the other hand, when we enter the temples of the heretics, where there is nothing except a chair for preaching and a wooden table for making a meal, we feel ourselves to be entering a profane hall and not the house of God."Octava Controversia Generalis, liber II, Controversia Quinta, caput XXXI.
St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597)
“Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”
St. Nicholas von Flue (1417-1487)
“The Church will be punished because the majority of Her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until She will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, She will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters.”
St. Thomas More (1478-1535)
“I do not care if I have against me all the Bishops; I have with me the Saints and all the doctors of the Church.”
“For one Bishop of your opinion, I have a hundred Saints of mine, for one parliament of yours, and God alone knows what kind, I have all the General Councils for a thousand years.”
St. Cyprian (200-258)
"To adhere to a false Bishop of Rome is to be out of communion with the Church."
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
"There will be an uncanonically elected pope who will cause a great Schism, there will be diverse thoughts preached which will cause many, even those in the different orders to doubt, yea, even agree with those heretics which will cause my Order to divide, then will there be such universal dissension and persecutions that if those days were not shortened even the elect would be lost."
Shortly before he died, St. Francis of Assisi called together his followers and warned them of the coming troubles, saying:
1. "The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
2. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death."
At this time it should be noted the words of Cardinal Eugene Tisserant [another cardinal who was suspect of freemasonary], the false election of John XXIII was revealed in a letter by Cardinal Tisserant, March 12, 1970, in which he made a pointed allusion to the “planned” election of John XXIII:
"The election of the current Sovereign Pontiff was done quickly. It is the election of John XXIII, that was discussed at numerous meetings. I do not know of any information on the process was able to be given by anyone after the conclave. Secrecy was imposed even more strictly than ever. It is completely ridiculous to say that any cardinal would have been elected. You understand that I can say no more. My best regards…." [L'Eglise Eclipsé par Les Amis du Christ Roi de France; Photocopy of the letter published Franco Bellegrandi’s book, op. cit. p. 30.]
In another letter, Cardinal Tisserant told a priest teaching canon law that the election of John XXIII was illegitimate because it was willed and planned for by forces alien to the Holy Spirit. (“Vita” 18 September, 1977, p.4: “Le profezie sui papi nell’elenco di San Malachia”)-These letters were confirmed by a Cardinal who voted at the 1958 conclave, that the election of John XXIII really was “programmed.”
3. Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
4. There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.
5. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
6. Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth, but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, Christ, these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
7. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer."
(Except for breaking up the narrative into numbered paragraphs and adding bold print for emphasis, the prophecy is presented without any alteration, as given in the Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, Washbourne, 1882, pp. 248-250)
St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507)
Prophesizes the future of the Catholic Church.
“During this unhappy period there will be laxity in divine and human precepts. Discipline will suffer. The Holy Canons will be completely disregarded and the clergy will not respect the laws of the Church. The Holy Canons and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate arguments. As a result, no principle at all, however holy, authentic, ancient, and certain it may be, will not remain free of censure, criticism, false interpretations, modifications and delamination by man.
These are evil times, century full of dangers and calamities. Heresy is everywhere and the followers of heresy are in power almost everywhere. Bishops, prelates and priests say they are doing their duty, that they are vigilant. They seek all excuses but God will permit a great evil against His Church: Heretics and tyrants will come suddenly and unexpectedly, they will enter Rome and lay Rome to waste.”
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
"It is absurd for a heretic to say that he believes in Jesus Christ. To believe in a person is to give our full consent to his word and to all he teaches. True faith, therefore, is absolute belief in Jesus Christ and in all He taught. Hence, he who does not adhere to everything Jesus Christ has prescribed for our salvation does not have any more of the Doctrine of Jesus Christ than the pagans, Jews and Mohammedans."
"A species of unbelief belonging to those who profess the Christian Faith but corrupt its Dogmas." (Summa Th., II-II Q. 11. Art. 1)
St. Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459)
"In the case in which the pope would become a heretic, he would find himself, by that fact alone and without any other sentence, separated from the Church. A head separated from a body cannot, as long as it remains separated, be head of the same body from which it was cut off. "A pope who would be separated from the Church by heresy, therefore, would by that very fact itself cease to be head of the Church. He could not be a heretic and remain pope, because, since he is outside of the Church, he cannot possess the keys of the Church." Summa Theologica, cited in Actes de Vatican I. V. Frond pub. St. Antoninus
St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
"Now when the Pope is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church . . ."
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
"I understand that devotion to the Sacred Heart is a last effort of His love towards Christians of these latter times, by offering to them an object and means so calculated to persuade them to love Him."
St. Alphonsus Liguori, (1696-1787)
Doctor of the Church
"If ever a Pope, as a private person, should fall into heresy, he would at once fall from the Pontificate." If, however, God were to permit a pope to become a notoriously and contumacious heretic, he would by such fact cease to be pope, and the apostolic chair would be vacant."
St. John Bosco (1815-1888)
"Your sons ask for the bread of Faith and no one gives it to them . . . Ungrateful Rome, effeminate Rome, arrogant Rome . . . Forgetting that the Sovereign Pontiffs and your true glory are on Golgotha . . . Woe to you; my law is an idle word for you."
“There will be an Ecumenical Council in the next century, after which there will be chaos in the Church.” This prediction was made in 1862
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
"These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own."
"Tolerance is the virtue of people who do not believe in anything."
Bishop John D. Chidwick
"God wills to be worshipped with all that is beautiful, rich, reverent, and inspiring in nature as well as in humanity.... The entire book of Leviticus is devoted to the careful and minute description of the elaborate ceremonies which were to be observed by priests and people in their approach to their Heavenly Father.", from The Golden Jubilee of St. Agnes' Parish, New York City, 1873-1923.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)
"He [Satan] will set up a counter church which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. . . .But the twentieth century will join the counter church because it claims to be infallible when its visible head speaks ex cathedra." (Fulton J. Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1948, pp. 24-25)
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991)
"Rome has lost the Faith, my dear friends. Rome is in apostasy. It is not just words, it is not just words in the air that I say to you. It is the truth. Rome is in apostasy. One cannot have confidence any more in this world. He [the pope] has left the Church; they have left the Church; they are leaving the Church. It is sure, sure, sure!"
“All these [pre-John XXIII] Popes have resisted the union of the Church with the [Modernist] revolution; it is an adulterous union and from such a union only bastards can come. The rite of the new mass is a bastard rite, the sacraments are bastard sacraments. We no longer know if they are sacraments which give grace or do not give it. The priests coming out of the seminaries are bastard priests, who do not know what they are. They are unaware that they are made to go up to the altar, to offer the sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ and to give Jesus Christ to souls.”An Open Letter to Confused Catholics,1986.
“The Novus Ordo Missae, even when said with piety and respect for the liturgical rules... is impregnated with the spirit of Protestantism. It bears within it a poison harmful to the faith.” An Open Letter to Confused Catholics, 1988.
Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani (1890-1979)
"It is rather strong to claim that the New Mass is contrary to the Council of Trent but, displeasing as it is, it is true."
"I pray to God that I may die before the end of the council, in that way I can die a Catholic." June 1962, following a speech given by Cardinal Montini, the future Paul VI, on the need for changes in the Church.
Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
"I thank God that I live in a day when the enemy is outside the Church, and I know where he is, and what he is up to. But, I foresee a day when the enemy will be both outside and inside the Church ... and, I pray for the poor faithful who will be caught in the crossfire."
Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824)
Anna Katerina Emmerick (Anne Catherine Emmerich) was a German mystic who was favored with extensive revelations. Six weeks after her death, upon a rumor that her body had been stolen, she was disinterred and found to be incorrupt.
"The Church is the only one, the Roman Catholic! And if there were left upon earth but one Catholic, he would be the one, universal Church, the Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ against which the gates of Hell shall never prevail."
“I saw also the relationship between the two popes… I saw how baleful (evil; harmful) would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city (of Rome) … Once more I saw the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect (Masonry), while storms were damaging it.”
“I saw a secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church… When the Church had been for the most part destroyed (by the secret sect), and when only the sanctuary and the altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers (of the secret sect) enter the Church with the Beast.”
“I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added that these people must pray fervently with outstretched arms… They must pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome.”
“The Church is in great danger… I see that in this place (Rome) the (Catholic) Church is being so cleverly undermined, that there will hardly remain a hundred or so priests who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, even the clergy. The great devastation is now at hand.”
“When I saw the Church of St. Peter in ruins, and the manner in which so many of the clergy were themselves busy at this work of destruction – none of them wishing to do it openly in front of others – I was in such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all my might, imploring His mercy. Then, I saw before me the Heavenly Spouse… He said, among other things, that this translation of the Church from one place to another meant that She would seem to be in complete decline. But She would rise again; even if there remained but one Catholic, the Church would conquer again because She does not rest on human counsels and intelligence. It was also shown to me that there were almost no Christians left in the old acceptation of the word.”
“The Church is completely isolated and as if completely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away.”
“Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering.”
“I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound…”
“Then I saw that everything that pertained to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence…”
“In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars.”
“I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extravagant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church…”
“I heard that Lucifer (if I am not mistaken) will be freed again for awhile fifty or sixty years before the year 2,000 AD.”
"a false church, and wicked men scheming against the Catholic Church and doing much harm–both in her own time and in the future. And actually saw in a vision this, the enemies of the Church tearing it down and trying to build a new one on strictly human plans–but none of the saints would lend a hand. Later, this church of men is destroyed and the saints of God join in to rebuild the true Church of God, which becomes more glorious than ever before."
Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B. (1805-1875)
Liturgical Reform, having as one of its basic principles the abolition of all mystical acts and formulations, insists upon the usage of modern languages for the divine service.... Hatred for the Latin language is inborn in the heart of all enemies of Rome. They recognize it as the bond that unites Catholics throughout the world, as the arsenal of orthodoxy against all the subtleties of the sectarian spirit. They consider it the most powerful arm of the Papacy....We must admit that it is a master blow of Protestantism to have declared war on the sacred language. If it should ever succeed in ever destroying it, it would be well on the way to victory. Exposed to a profane gaze, like a virgin who has been violated, from that moment on the liturgy has lost much of its sacred character, and very soon people find that it is not worthwhile putting aside one's work or pleasure in order to go and listen to what is being said in the way one speaks in the marketplace. How long do you think the faithful will go to hear these self-styled liturgists cry "The Lord be with you" and how long will they continue to respond "and with your spirit"? Liturgical Institutions, vol. 1, chapter IV "The Antiliturgical Heresy," (1840)
Father E. Sylvester Berry
It was the learned opinion of the eminent, 20th Century scripture scholar, Father E. Sylvester Berry that the 12th and 13th chapters of the Apocalypse of St. John foretell a usurpation of the papal see by the false prophet of Antichrist resulting in great tribulations befalling the Catholic Church. Father Berry points out that it is the papacy, which is the principal target of those who seek to establish the reign of Antichrist. Heresy, schism and the introduction of false worship upon the altars of Catholic churches are, thus, to be the direct results of the removal of the true Pope from the See of Rome, and subsequent occupation of the Chair of Peter by the forces of Antichrist.
Here in Sylvester Berry’s writings, published 37 years before the pivotal 1958 Conclave, is a scenario amazingly close to what has actually happened to the Church and the papacy in our time:
“In the forgoing chapter  St. John outlines the history of the Church from the coming of Antichrist until the end of the world . . . In this chapter he shows us the true nature of the conflict. It shall be a war unto death between the Church and the powers of darkness in a final effort to destroy the Church and thus prevent the universal reign of Christ on earth.
“Satan will first attempt to destroy the power of the Papacy and bring about the downfall of the Church through heresies, schisms and persecutions that must surely follow . . . he will raise up Antichrist and his prophet to lead the faithful into error and destroy those who remain steadfast . . . . . . The Church, the faithful spouse of Jesus Christ, is represented as a woman clothed in the glory of divine grace...
" ...In this passage there is an evident allusion to some particular son of the Church whose power and influence shall be such that Satan will seek his destruction at any cost. This person can be none other than the Pope to be elected in those days. The Papacy will be attacked by all the powers of hell. In consequence the Church will suffer great trials and afflictions in securing a successor upon the throne of Peter.
“The words of St. Paul to the Thessalonians may be a reference to the Papacy as the obstacle to the coming of Antichrist: ‘You know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed.’
“ . . . St. John . . . sees in heaven a red dragon with seven heads and ten horns . . . The dragon is Satan red with the blood of martyrs, which he will cause to flow. The meaning of the seven heads and ten horns must be sought in the description of the beast that represents Antichrist where they symbolize kings or worldly powers. (II Thessalonians 2:6-7) . . . Satan’s attacks against the Church will be organized and carried out by the governments and ruling powers of those days.
“With the beast of Antichrist only the horns have diadems as symbols of royalty or governing power. The heads are branded with names of blasphemy. (Apocalypse, 13:1) Hence they symbolize the sins and errors that will afflict the Church . . . in this final struggle to prevent the universal reign of Christ all forms of sin and error will be marshaled against the Church . . . all errors which have afflicted the Church may be summed up in these seven: Judaism, paganism, Arianism, Mohammedanism, Protestantism, rationalism, and atheism.
“The dragon is seen in heaven which is here a symbol of the Church, the kingdom of heaven on earth. This indicates that the first troubles of those days will be inaugurated within the Church by apostate bishops, priests, and peoples, — the stars dragged down by the tail of the dragon.
“ . . . The dragon stands before the woman, ready to devour the child that is brought forth. In other words, the powers of hell seek by all means to destroy the Pope elected in those days.
“. . . It is now the hour for the powers of darkness. The new-born Son of the Church is taken ‘to God and to his throne.’ Scarcely has the newly elected Pope been enthroned when he is snatched away by martyrdom. The ‘mystery of iniquity’ gradually developing through the centuries, cannot be fully consummated while the power of the Papacy endures, but now he that ‘withholdeth is taken out of the way.’ During the interregnum ‘that wicked one shall be revealed’ in his fury against the Church.” [In his interpretation of the Apocalypse, Father Berry suggests that it will the martyrdom of the Pope, immediately after his election, that will precipitate an extended interregnum, causing manifold tribulations to be visited upon the faithful. However, the suppression of a true Pope, and the intense agony suffered by the rightful Pontiff, who watches helplessly as the Church is ravaged by demonic powers usurping his see for a generation, could certainly be compared to a type of prolonged martyrdom.]
“It is a matter of history that the most disastrous periods for the Church were times when the Papal throne was vacant, or when anti-popes contended with the legitimate head of the Church. Thus also shall it be in those evil days to come."
“The Church deprived of her chief pastor must seek sanctuary in solitude there to be guided by God Himself during those trying days . . . In those days the Church shall . . . find refuge and consolation in faithful souls, especially in the seclusion of the religious life.
“ . . . Our Divine Savior has a representative on earth in the person of the Pope upon whom He has conferred full powers to teach and govern. Likewise, Antichrist will have his representative in the false prophet who will be endowed with the plenitude of satanic powers to deceive the nations.
“ . . . As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the prophet will probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy of the papal throne . . .
“ . . . The ‘abomination of desolation’ has been wrought in many Catholic churches by heretics and apostates who have broken altars, scattered relics of martyrs and desecrated the Blessed Sacrament. At the time of the French Revolution a lewd woman was seated upon the altar of the cathedral in Paris and worshipped as the goddess of reason. Such things but faintly foreshadow the abominations that will desecrate churches in those sorrowful days when Antichrist will seat himself at the altar to be adored as God.
“. . .Antichrist and his prophet will introduce ceremonies to imitate the Sacraments of the Church. In fact there will be a complete organization - a church of Satan set up in opposition to the Church of Christ. Satan will assume the part of God the Father; Antichrist will be honored as Savior, and his prophet will usurp the role of Pope. Their ceremonies will counterfeit the Sacraments . . .” Published in 1921 (37 years before the pivotal 1958) by Father E. Sylvester Berry in his book, The Apocalypse of St. John.
Again he repeats this message in his following work:
"The prophecies of the Apocalypse show that Satan will imitate the Church of Christ (Catholic Church) to deceive mankind; he will set up a church of Satan in opposition to the Church of Christ. Antichrist will assume the role of Messias; his prophet will act the part of Pope, and there will be imitations of the Sacraments of the Church. There will also be lying wonders in imitation wrought in the Church."Published in 1927 by Father E. Sylvester Berry in his book, The Church of Christ: An Apologetic and Dogmatic Treatise.
Father Herman B. Kramer (1884-1976)
Author of the renowned "The Book of Destiny" (1956) pointed out without censor, several points of the dark days of the Church that we are obviously living in our own day.
New Sacraments: "The False Prophet may institute secret rites, through which the followers of Antichrist will be advanced by degrees into the deeper mysticism of his cult. A sort of diabolical sacramental system would thus be instituted conferring the graces of Satan and consecrating people to the service of the Beast." page 325
The Fall of the Church & Papacy: "The Church is defeated. The Papacy is abolished." pg. 321
Father Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)
In 1851, Father Faber wrote in his work: "Notes on Doctrinal & Spiritual Subjects: Volume II"
"There will be hardly any Mass offered and the majority of Christians will apostatize in the last age of the Church."
We must remember that if all the manifestly good men were on one side and all the manifestly bad men on the other, there would be no danger of anyone, least of all the elect, being deceived by lying wonders. It is the good men, good once, we must hope good still, who are to do the work of Anti-Christ and so sadly to crucify the Lord afresh…. Bear in mind this feature of the last days, that this deceitfulness arises from good men being on the wrong side." Father Frederick Faber, Sermon for Pentecost Sunday, 1861; qtd. in Father Denis Fahey, The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837)
"After the three days of darkness, St. Peter and St. Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and his name shall be praised over the whole earth. Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church."
Prophecy of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. Though it should be noted that private revelation is not necessary to believe, the Catholic Church did not condemn this revelation and therefore accepting its possibility, not because of the holiness of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, but because it is aligned with Catholic thought.
Ven. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (1774-1825)
"St. Peter then chose the new pope. The Church was again organized..."
"... the sky was covered with clouds so dense and dismal that it was impossible to look at them without dismay... the avenging arm of God will strike the wicked, and in his mighty power he will punish their pride and presumption. God will employ the powers of hell for the extermination of these impious and heretical persons who desire to overthrow the Church and destroy it's foundation. .... Innumerable legions of demons shall overrun the earth and shall execute the orders of Divine Justice... Nothing on the earth shall be spared. After this frightful punishment I saw the heavens opening, and St. Peter coming down again upon earth; he was vested in his pontifical robes, and surrounded by a great number of angels, who were chanting hymns in his honor, and they proclaimed him as sovereign of the earth. I saw also St. Paul descending upon the earth. By God's command, he traversed the earth and chained the demons, whom he brought before St. Peter, who commanded them to return into hell, whence they had come.
"Then a great light appeared upon the earth which was the sign of the reconciliation of God with man. The angels conducted before the throne of the prince of the Apostles the small flock that had remained faithful to Jesus Christ. These good and zealous Christians testified to him the most profound respect, praising God and thanking the Apostles for having delivered them from the common destruction, and for having protected the Church of Jesus Christ by not permitting Her to be infected with the false maxims of the world. St. Peter then chose the new pope. The Church was again organized..." Prophecy of Ven. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (d. 1825) as recorded in Father Culleton's book The Prophets and Our Times 1941 A.D. Imprimatur.
Mélanie Calvat (1831-1904)
Our Lady of La Salette declared to Melanie: "The Church will be in eclipse." "Eclipse" means hidden; covered up; seeming to disappear. The Holy Scriptures say: "Where there is Peter, there is the Church." Melanie understood that Peter would be hidden along with the Church, and that his "eclipse" would be a prelude to the disappearance of the Mass. For, in commenting on this part of the secret, Melanie said to the French Abbot Combe, "The Church will be eclipsed. At first, we will not know which is the true pope. Then secondly, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will cease to be offered in churches and houses; it will be such that, for a time, there will not be public services any more. But I see that the Holy Sacrifice has not really ceased: it will be offered in barns, in alcoves, in caves, and underground." Abbot Combe: "The Secret of Melanie and the Actual Crisis", Rome, 1906, p.137.
Cardinal Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892)
Cardinal Manning was a high ranking official of the Anglican church and achieved notoriety when he converted to Catholicism in the 19th century. He was a staunch supporter of papal infallibility and a close friend of Pope Leo XIII.
“The apostasy of the city of Rome from the vicar of Christ and its destruction by Antichrist may be thoughts very new to many Catholics, that I think it well to recite the text of theologians of greatest repute. First Malvenda, who writes expressly on the subject, states as the opinion of Ribera, Gaspar Melus, Biegas, Suarrez, Bellarmine and Bosius that Rome shall apostatize from the Faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ and return to its ancient paganism. Then the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it was in the beginning, invisible; hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking places; for a time it shall be swept, as it were from the face of the earth. Such is the universal testimony of the Fathers of the early Church.”Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, The Present Crisis of the Holy See, 1861, London: Burns and Lambert, pp. 88-90
Author of the book “Catholic Prophecy” and many other works on prophecy, wrote in 1970:
“Some prophecies seem to warrant the inference that the true Catholic Church will disappear completely for a while as an organization; but although disorganized, it will survive in the persons of the faithful members of the clergy and laity who will go underground."
Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941)
Our Lord warns about our present times
These messages received by a privileged soul in regard to the changes that would be coming in the Catholic Church in the second half of the 20th century, especially in the new liturgy. Marie-Julie Jahenny might very well be the greatest mystic and stigmatist woman in the history of the Catholic Church. Marie-Julie Jahenny, the mystic and Stigmatist of La Fraudais, was born on the 12th of February, 1850, in a little village in Brittany (in the West of France), called Blain. The eldest of five children, she was brought up by her simple, good parents in that lively faith for which Bretons are renowned.
Our Lord favored her with many graces from the time of her First Holy Communion, graces to which she corresponded with ever increasing devotion. She joined the Franciscan Lay Third Order when in her early twenties, to help to sanctify herself in the world. In 1873, she received from Heaven that most remarkable mystic gift, the Stigmata. From the age of twenty-three until her death, some sixty years later, she bore in her body the Wounds of Our Lord to a more visible degree than had any other stigmatist in the Church's history. In addition to the Five Wounds of the Sacred Hands, Feet and Side, Marie-Julie suffered the Wounds inflicted by the Crown of Thorns and the Cross on Our Lord's Sacred Head and Shoulder respectively, the Wounds of His Scourging, those caused by the ropes with which He was bound, as well as other Wounds of a more mystic nature. Henceforth, Marie-Julie lived her life of co-redemptive suffering (as a victim soul) in a little cottage in the hamlet of La Fraudais, near Blain. She thus fulfilled Our Blessed Lord's desire for her to make reparation for the sins of France and the world. She was favored with frequent visions of Jesus and Mary, as well as many prophetic lights. The truth of the Heavenly warnings of which she was to be the humble messenger was vindicated by her characteristic simplicity and honesty, her exemplary obedience to her spiritual directors and her Bishop, and of course, by the fulfillment of all she prophesied during her long life. With unfailing accuracy she foretold the two World Wars, the election of Pope Saint Pius X, the various persecutions of the Church, the chastisements and the fate of apostate France. Much remains to unfold. Her warnings for the Last Times should be read by all "who have ears."
Marie-Julie was the wonder of the many scientists who examined her continually, the scorn of unbelievers and the proud, the admiration of her lifelong friend, Monsignor Fourier, Bishop of Nantes, and of the devoted circle of those who made the diffusion of her messages to an ungrateful and unheeding world their life's work. She went to her Heavenly reward on March 4, 1941. Blind, deaf, dumb and crippled, she had subsisted miraculously on the Blessed Sacrament alone, for the last many years of her life. Surely then, we will not pass over lightly what God has confided to her for the benefit of our own sad days.
March 19, 1878
On the 19th of March 1878, Our Lady gave the approximate date of the last crisis: “In a hundred years heaven will have harvested its crop. Even before the hundred years are up. Therefore it is not far off.”
She announced that “the faithful will not have Lourdes to heal their ills for a time but – The Lord will work more miracles than at the time of His life on earth. Never before will there have been greater opposition on earth to these miracles.”
September 29, 1878
“It is time to raise one’s eyes to Heaven because in all corners of the world there will be antichrists as at the time of the Last Judgment who will travel through the whole world to pervert.”
She sees the temporary triumph of Freemasonry, the secularized priest; all these enemies want churches to become theatres of infernal dances and will continue implacably in their aim to obtain the cessation of Holy Mass.
March 29, 1879
And she adds, on the 29th of March 1879, that this would happen mainly in towns. “The abandoned church will be without its supreme Head who governs and directs it; For quite a long time the Church must be deprived of all prayer, all offices; exiled from God and the Saints. They also intend to remove all Crucifixes and statues of the Saints from all the shrines and throw them in a profane place to break them with joy.”
September 28, 1880
She assisted at a dialogue between Our Lord and Lucifer and the latter said:
“I will attack the Church. I will overthrow the Cross, I will decimate the people, I will deposit a great weakness of Faith in hearts. There will also be a great denial of religion. For a time I will be master of all things, everything will be under my control; even your temple and all your people.”
Saint Michael says that Satan will have possession of everything for some time and that he will reign completely over everything; that all goodness, Faith, Religion will be buried in the tomb. Satan and his own will triumph with joy, but after this triumph, the Lord will in His turn gather His own people and will reign and triumph over evil and will raise up from the tomb the buried Church, the prostrated Cross.
And the Head of the Heavenly Armies, St. Michael adds: “Here is my fiery sword, I want to lend it to the friends of the Sacred Heart and offer them this sword for the fight because the time is not far off when all of you faithful people will have to take up the arms of Faith and courage to fight against the relentless pursuit of hell and the vengeance of men.”
June 1, 1880
“All the works approved by the infallible Church will at a certain moment, cease to exist as they are at this present time. They will have lost nothing of their greatness, but they will be as if non-existing. That period will not last long but it will seem like an eternity for the children of the Church who will become like orphans.”
She frequently announced that “the enemies of the Church would penetrate into its bosom and perpetrate horrible scandals and thrust the sword into the heart of the Church. Rage has never been greater.”
June 3, 1880
During the ecstasy of the 3rd of June 1880, Our Lord describes how Lucifer will proceed, He will address priests: You will dress in a large red cloak. We will give you a piece of bread and a few drops of water. You can do with it everything that you did when you belonged to Christ.
And hell had added: We will permit you to say it in all houses and even under the firmament.
Marie-Julie said, “I see for a time long enough, every Holy Sacrifice will be prohibited. Churches will be turned to a shelter for cattle; they will be used as pleasure halls, where Hell will come for dancing with blasphemies as their singing.”
“My Children, says the Lord, Let nothing surprise you. No remains whatsoever will be left of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith.”
Marie-Julie Jahenny wrote: “Confusion will prevail everywhere. People will be dispersed around, like mad from pan and murder. Things will be in a worse condition than any period of the past saw that there will not remain any vestige of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith.
Many will still retain their faith, but it will not be strong enough to remain steadfast, when they will be seeing what nobody can imagine.”
August 10, 1880
Marie-Julie Jahenny was shown a big city. “Several temples will be held by those infernal monsters, in which they will celebrate Satan’s service, on the very selfsame altar where the Holy of Holies used to rest. Those ungodly men, to the full extent they will be able, will force every Christian to attend. During those infernal ceremonies, everything will be directed against faith and against holy regulations. Nothing more shameful than the compositions they will draw up to have them repeated by their followers.
They will spread out perversion, as much as they will be able to, engraving forms of books (brochures?) in view of making impression upon that garden of the Blessed Virgin too, just like upon any other place. That (first) marching will not tear upon flesh, it will be seeking only corruption, preaching against anything which is the object of our belief, against anything taught by Our Lord and the Apostles.
The sun also reveals that the younger servants of the Lord – youth – will be called towards that infernal school which evil laws are establishing everywhere for their loss and their turning away from faith.
August 30, 1880
The Lord tells Satan: “Prostrate at My feet, and adore My will.”
“I will bend my knee, says Satan with authority, but on one condition… Leave me free to make use, after Your example and according to my fancy, of the power over death, to be master thereof.”
Our Lord replies: “I leave you the power of inducing temptations upon men, to cause them suffering up to a certain limit… but I will be present.”
Satan also begs for the power of performing wonders. The Lord does not grant it to him entirely, but gives something of it, so that, by that means, we may acquire greater merits.
“In the beginning, says the Lord, you will not perform that many wonders, just a few. They will serve you for evildoing.” Satan protests that the sharing is unjust.
“A time will come, very far distant, replies the Lord, when you will be in possession of such a large crowd in the world, as for your portion will exceed Mine. You will become Great Conqueror for a length which will last for too long, yet will nevertheless be quite short. While you will be realizing the conquest of multitudes, I will perform striking wonders and cause an earthquake to happen, at the moment when the world will be nearing its destruction, at the time when you will be reporting triumph with a victory out of measure… when almost all parts of the world, and the whole of Europe will arise, the ones against the others… During the darkness a large number of conversions will take place; many stray individuals will come back to Me in repentance”.
When they were about to depart, each one to return in his own kingdom, Satan begs for the power of assuming all shapes or appearances, in order to be able to pass through any place.
“I grant you permission to seduce My people, the Lord replies, but I will never allow you to assume divine semblance nor any likeness of true figures.”
Satan ventures to give the Lord the thee-and-thou.
“Be respectful to Me, in the Name of My Eternal Power.”
“Yes, replies Satan, one day, far distant from the day on which we are, when you seemingly will tell me that I am a mighty conqueror. You will set not limits to the devastations, the desire for which is already devouring me.”
Marie-Julie questions the Holy Ghost about whether the period has already been fixed when Satan is to reign as such a great master. The Holy Ghost replies that it is already fixed in the Lord’s designs, and that the demon has a presentiment of this moment without knowing it with precision. “This is the one in which you are at present time, children of God,” says the Holy Ghost.
Satan goes on: “At the beginning of that period, he says, I will make use of every blasphemous word and of everything unjust in view of the destruction of Your Kingdom… I will transform everything into a work tool, against You. First of all, I will dig out that place where the larger number inhabit.”
“I will dig out that place upon which you shall make thunder lightning fall down… you will destroy first, after I myself will get through with it; I will accomplish such a devastation as never existed the like.”
“I will cover My own,” says the Lord, “with a protection of tenderness.”
“I will establish a rebellion between Your own and mine” replies Satan: “I will uprise all kings; I will establish such a division leading to a civil war throughout the whole universe.”
“On My part, the Lord goes on, I will send My Justice out: punishments, miracles, deaths, scourges, pest, unknown diseases.”
“I will overthrow the temple of Your prayers,” Satan cries out: “in which I will establish idols which they will adore. Everything which, in time of peace, is in residence in Your temples, will be broken down, dragged out of them and reduced to dust by my own.”
“I will show forth,” the Lord asserts, “that I am the Eternal King. I will crush down, under the lightning of Heaven, all those who will have given themselves over to Hell. I will restore My people: I will protect them against scourges; rebuild ruined buildings. I will cast you headlong into the abyss, but only after you have made use of the powers I leave with you for the time being.”
The flame says that sorrow is about to enter the hearts and Hell is ready to intone the great canticle of his victory.
February 11, 1881
The Blessed Virgin Mary begins, “My children they are going to outrage my Divine Son. A time will come when sound doctrine will be trampled underfoot, covered with an awful mud. Already they have prepared everything. Even previous to the great crisis, they are going to devise unwholesome doctrines, and Hell’s pen dipped in the venom of damned souls, is going to reproduce them.” That criminal doctrine is going to poison young hearts whom I love tenderly. True faith will be thrown aside.”
March 24, 1881
She added: Those who have served Me well and invoked Me, who have my blessed picture in their house, who carry my rosary on them and say it often I will keep intact all that belongs to them. The heat from Heaven will be unbearably hot, even in the closed homes. The whole sky will be on fire, but the lightning will not penetrate into the houses where there will be the light of the blessed candle. This light is the only thing that will protect you.
June 9, 1881
“From the height of My Glory, I see eagerly joining that religion, culprit, sacrilege, wicked, in a word that religion similar to Mohamed…I see BISHOPS joining.”
“For earth sake, I will lose a large number of My priests; the faithful will die in their faith, rather than joining that infamous religion.”
October 25, 1881
“You are about to see those who govern the Church… giving their lives and their strength to those who will ESTABLISH A FATAL GOVERNMENT... they will close the sanctuaries…and surrender to the disorders of hell.”
“The worst sins will be committed without shame or regret…the greater number of priests WILL TURN TO THE SIDE OF EVIL.”
December 23, 1881
“I understood that the angels would carry away many tabernacles from the churches to shield the Holy Sacrament from the outrages.”
June 29, 1882
The Apostle Peter says: “The Church will know of suffering before it is entirely closed. It will undergo the direst outrages, not to mention those of a large number of its children who will deny it, by reason of their attachment to promises on the part of men who will break their own word; that will break anything that can be found of the most sacred; who will treat the Son of God with the most abominable words. The number of those souls, forever separated from God, so to speak, will rise beyond the three quarters.”
The Apostle cries while saying: “The Church will not perish, but it is going to suffer. Its misfortunes will burst out to a height which will rend apart the heart of anybody loving it. It will be suffering for a long time, suffering everywhere… for a still longer period outside this country of France; because, here, the afflictions will be shortened, they will reach great depths in their short duration.”
October 26, 1882
On the 26th of October 1882, Our Lord announced a schism of the Church in France with Rome: “The heart of the diocese of. . . will revolt and will not be pacified. It's cries and menacing words will make the strong tremble. In the days when the gloom of the great vengeance will surround the people with struggles and conflicts, this pastor, like the others will not submit to orders of the Roman Pontiff... When the power of mortal men — soiled, corrupt men who are threatened with a terrible death — when this power will order a FRIGHTFUL RELIGION in the whole Kingdom. I see only a small number enter this religion that will make the whole world tremble. From the height of My glory, I see joining with alacrity this guilty, infamous, sacrilegious religion. I see Bishops joining. On seeing these many, many Bishops. Ah! My Heart is wounded to death — and the whole flock following them, all of it without hesitation, hastening to damnation and hell, My Heart is wounded to death as at the time of My Passion. Others will follow these French Bishops. If I tell you that to found this infamous and accursed religion, the Bishops and priests will not leave off at the second call. You may be sure, my children, that the bishops and priests will not be in favor of the ONE I HAVE DESTINED TO RAISE UP YOUR COUNTRY, there will be very, very few in favor of him. THEY WILL BE AGAINST THE KING.”
November 7, 1882
“Thunder is roaring around the Vicar of Christ. An assembly of the Fathers of the Church will put up its councils in opposition to the Father of the Universe.”
October 27, 1884
“Within a short time daughter, only a few priests will be left, who will obey the luminous voice which is the command of all men on earth, as the chief of the most Holy Church.”
November 27, 1902 and May 10, 1904
Our Lord and Our Lady announced the conspiracy to invent the “New Mass”:
“I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of Souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in my sight. When the fatal hour arrives when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that will be celebrated in this second period.
The First period is the one of my priesthood which exists since Me. The second is the one of the persecution when the enemies of the Faith and of Holy Religion will impose their formulas in the book of the second celebration. These infamous spirits are those who crucified Me and are awaiting the kingdom of the NEW MESSIAH!”
May 10, 1904
On 10th of May 1904, Our Lady denotes the new clergy and its Mass:
“They will not stop at this hateful and sacrilegious road. They will go further to compromise all at once and in one go, the Holy Church, the clergy and the Faith of my children.” She announces the, “Dispersion of the pastors by the Church itself; real pastors who will be replaced by others formed by hell, initiated in all vices, all iniquities, perfidious, who will cover souls with filth. New preachers of new sacraments, new temples, new baptisms, new confraternities.”
September 24, 1903
Our Lady said: “This time had to come for them, BECAUSE THERE HAD TO BE A REIGN OF EVIL ON EARTH BEFORE THE DIVINE REIGN” and on 19th of September 1901, she added that these revelations will be realized (Our Lady of LaSalette), these great promises that the “VERY HEADS OF THE CHURCH DESPISED. THEY DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE LIGHT. It is useless for the clergy to have illusions about the CROOKED ROADS AND THE ABANDONMENT OF MENTAL and VOCAL PRAYER. The poor people who understand have left the Church and seek diversion elsewhere ... the poor people, poor France and poor clergy have lost the TRUE LIGHT OF ETERNAL WISDOM because of their selfishness.”
Marie-Julie also announces that at the time of the last crisis: “a large number of souls will be obsessed and possessed by the infernal spirit and to exorcise these souls, a great number of penances and mortifications will be required from the Fathers of the Church that Heaven will subject to this harsh trial;” and she added : “when the prayer of the Church commands the infernal spirit to leave, let us never be without the Cross on us which is the invincible weapon which overthrows him and forces him to return to hell.”
October 20, 1903
Our Lord replies to Marie-Julie who begs Him not to send punishments: “My daughter, sinners are too numerous and too guilty. They have abused My graces. Especially those who have my adorable Body at their disposition because of their state, and profane it. NO I CAN NO LONGER FORGIVE, JUSTICE HAS TO BE DONE, SOON YOU WILL NEED ALL YOUR FAITH.”
October 11, 1904
She specifies: “The just are the sieve of Jesus. But they are certain of the joy of seeing Him and of forming His glorious court. I can do nothing more, pray, this is the only remedy, which will be the strong food of souls.
On the same day Our Lord added in His turn: “My Heart is breaking. I seek pure souls to transpierce with the swords that pierced Mine at the first Passion. All these swords will pierce one by one all the victims of Jesus. Suffering is necessary, crosses are necessary. (It will be so terrible) that it will be unbearable to live on earth. Martyr after martyr, cruelty after cruelty, tyrant after tyrant, stake upon stake, tyranny upon tyranny.”
January 5, 1904
Jesus states: “The souls who love Me will see . . . My temple overthrown and in other places such filthy desecrations that the preceding centuries had never seen.”
August 4, 1904
“I sustain my elect, I am their strength, I put them to the test now to console them later at the time of desolation, of abomination. At that time I will uphold them... I will be their King, they will be my subjects. Do not expect any improvement; on the contrary you will see EVIL GROWING CONTINUOUSLY, unjust disorders multiplying. . . Until the time that I rise up in my turn.”
Marie-Julie announced that three quarters of the population of the globe will disappear in the last crisis; terrible earthquakes, epidemics of unknown diseases whose ravages would be frightful, terrible famines, inclement weather, cyclones, rising seas that would cause terrifying tidal waves.
The last crisis will be divided in three parts:
The first, long and painful when divine vengeance will be manifested during which the most guilty will be destroyed. This blow of justice will only irritate them.
The second will be shorter but more formidable, more sinister: “My Divine Son, seeing that all these blows cannot bring back His people to pardon and mercy — lost souls — will strike again more fearfully.”
The third: “Everything must be lost from top to bottom. That, my dear children, is when Saint Michael the Archangel, who is awaiting orders from Heaven, will descend with his armies to fight with my good children, the true and good children of victory. Justice will pass everywhere during all this time you will not have the Bread of the Strong. No Apostles, you will have ONLY YOUR FAITH as food, My Divine Son as Sovereign Priest to forgive you.”
January 4, 1884
And Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. “The EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground.
The famine will be great... Everything will be thrown into confusion... The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption.
The three days of darkness – will be on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady. Three days less one night.
September 20, 1882
Our Lady says: “The Earth Will be covered in darkness and hell will be loosed on Earth. The thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in my Power, to die of fear.
During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible color it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once.
The sky will be on fire, the earth will split. . . During these three days of darkness Let the BLESSED CANDLE be lighted EVERYWHERE, no other light will shine.”
December 8, 1882
No one outside a shelter will survive. The Earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends; not one will perish. We will need them to publish the glory of the CROSS.
The candles of blessed wax alone will give light during this horrible darkness. One CANDLE ALONE will be enough for the duration of this NIGHT OF HELL. In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT.
October 17, 1883
Our Lady states: “Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror.
During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will SPREAD OVER THE CONTINENT.
The wicked will commit all kinds of horrors. The Holy Hosts will be dispersed on the roads. They will be discovered in the mud. The priests as well as the faithful will pick them up and WILL CARRY THEM ON THEIR BREASTS.
Because of the little respect it has for the apostles of God, the flock grows careless and ceases to observe the laws. The priest himself is responsible for the lack of respect because he does not respect enough his holy ministry, and the place which he occupies in his sacred functions. The flock follows in the footsteps of its pastors; this is a great tragedy.
The clergy will be severely punished on account of their inconceivable fickleness and great cowardice which is incompatible with their functions.
A terrible chastisement has been provided for those who ascend every morning the steps of the Holy Sacrifice. I have not come on your altars to be tortured. I suffer a hundredfold more from such hearts than any of the others. I absolve you from your great sins, My children, but I cannot grant any pardon to these priests."
She [Marie-Julie Jahenny] says that "those who govern the Flock", will be responsible for the coming crisis. Apparently, Communism would not have triumphed if the Church had remained faithful. She mentions the growing freedom enjoyed by priests and bishops and how badly they will use it.
She mentions a pope who, at the last moment, will reverse his policies and make a solemn appeal to the Clergy.
But he will not be obeyed; on the contrary, an Assembly of bishops will demand even greater freedom, declaring that they will no longer obey the Pope.
Marie-Julie then goes on to say that the Red Revolution will then break out. She speaks of a "horrible religion" which is to replace the Catholic Faith, and she sees "many, many bishops" embracing this "sacrilegious, infamous religion."
July 7, 1880
Jesus tells Marie-Julie Jahenny: “The church will be deprived of Her supreme chief that is now the guidance. The Chief of the Church will be offended outrageously.”
In the ecstasy of November 4, 1880 Marie-Julie describes us the martyrdom of the pope: “The voice of the Church, under a veiled sigh, comes to make doors broken of my soul the echo of his dying voice sound. The supreme Pontiff launches an agonizing speech toward his people, toward children of which he is the Father. It is a sword for my soul... I see of white birds to carry away in their beak his blood and of shreds of his flesh. I see the hand of Peter breakthrough by the nail as the one of God. I see his clothes of ceremony pulled in shreds, clothes of which he dresses his dignity to make take down God on the altar. I see all it in my sun. Oh, that I suffer!”
St. Thomas Cajetan, O.P. (1469-1534)
Theologian and Cardinal
He points out that the famous axiom "Ubi Petrus, ibi Ecclesia" (Where the Pope is, there is also the Church) holds true only when the Pope acts and behaves as the Pope, because Peter "is subject to the duties of the Office" otherwise, "neither is the Church in him, nor is he in the Church."
False Prophets will be loved by the World
"Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the False Prophets." (Luke 6:26)
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them." (Matthew 7:15-16)
"When they sin rebuke them in the presence of all, that the rest also may have fear." (1 Timothy 5:20)
"He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God." (Proverbs 17:15)
Hold fast to Tradition
"Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle." (2 Thes 2:14)
Psalms 95:5 says: "All the gods of the heathens are devils."
Catholic Teachings on the Papacy
The following section is for the souls that might believe that the post-Vatican II "popes" might have been validly elected and reject the notion that John XXIII was elected illegitimately. You will find that in either conclusion (illegitimate elections or a loss of the Chair of Peter due to heresy), that those who claim the papacy since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) are in fact not true popes and those who deny their authority have the Catholic Faith along with the holy popes, saints, valid councils of the Church and Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, firmly behind them. As the faithful cannot be accused of anything other than being adherent and loyal children of their Savior, Christ the King and Holy Mother Church.
"A pope can only be deposed for heresy, expressed or implied, and then only by a general council. It is not strictly deposition, but a declaration of fact, since by his heresy he has already ceased to be head of the Church..." A Catholic Dictionary, 1951. Pope, Deposition of a
"No canonical provisions exist regulating the authority of the College of Cardinals /sede Romana impedita/, i.e., in case the pope became insane, or personally a heretic; in such cases it would be necessary to consult the dictates of right reason and the teachings of history." Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. [Vol. III. p.339] Cardinal
"The councils of Constance and Basle, and Gallican theologians, hold that a council may depose a pope…(ob fidem) (on account of his faith or rather want of faith, i.e. heresy). In point of fact however, heresy is the only legitimate ground. For a heretical pope has ceased to be a member of the Church, and cannot, therefore, be its head." Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. [Vol. IV p.435] Councils
"A heretical pope necessarily ceases to be head of the Church, for by his heresy he is no longer a member thereof: in the event of his still claiming the Roman See a general council can be called, improperly so-called because without the pope, could remove him. But this is not deposition, since by his own act he is no longer pope." A Catholic Dictionary, 1951. Deposition 466.
Q. Is a Pope who falls into heresy deprived, ipso facto, of the Pontificate?
Answer - 1. There are two opinions: one holds that he is, by virtue of divine appointment, divested, (ipso facto), of the Pontificate; the other, that he is, (jure divino), only removable. Both opinions agree that he must at least be declared guilty of heresy by the Church - i.e., by an ecumenical council of the College of Cardinals." Elements of Ecclesiastical Law, 1887.
"A simoniacal election of this kind is never at any time to be made valid by a subsequent enthronement or the passage of time, or even by the act of adoration or obedience of all the cardinals. It shall be lawful for each and all of the cardinals,...as well as for all the clergy and the Roman people... to withdraw without penalty and at any time from obedience and loyalty to the person so elected even if he has been enthroned (while they themselves, notwithstanding this, remain fully committed to the faith of the Roman Church and to obedience towards a future Roman pontiff entering office in accordance with the canons) and to avoid him as a magician, a heathen, a publican and a heresiarch."Pope Julius II, Council of Lateran V. 1513
"Finally they cannot be numbered among the schismatics, who refuse to obey the Roman Pontiff because they consider his person to be suspect or doubtfully elected on account of rumors in circulation..." Wernz-Vidal: Ius Canonicum, Vol vii, n. 398.
"Nor is there any schism if one suspects the person of the pope or the validity of his election, or if one resists him as the civil head of a state." Szal, Rev Ignatius: Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, CUA, 1948, p.2
"Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded [probabiliter] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election or his power [refs to Sanchez and Palao]." de Lugo: Disp., De Virt. Fid. Div., disp xxv, sect iii, nn. 35-8
Theologian Caesar Badii
"Cessation of pontifical power. This power ceases . . . Through notorious and openly divulged heresy. A publicly heretical pope would no longer be a member of the Church: for this reason, he could no longer be its head." (1921)
Theologian Udalricus Beste
"Not a few canonists teach that, outside of death and abdication, the pontifical dignity can also be lost by falling into certain insanity, which is legally equivalent to death, as well as through manifest and notorious heresy. In the latter case, a pope would automatically fall from his power, and this indeed without the issuance of any sentence, for the first See (i.e., the See of Peter) is judged by no one. The reason is that, by falling into heresy, the pope ceases to be a member of the Church. He who is not a member of a society obviously cannot be its head." (1946)
Modernists speaking out...
A Time Predicted by the Enemies of the Church
"In a hundred years time . . .bishops and priests will think they are marching behind the banner of the keys of Peter when in fact they will be following our flag . . . The reforms will have to be brought about in the name of obedience." Alta Vendita\masonic document
Following Vatican II, The Grand Orient Lodge (Freemasons) in France reported a "gigantic revolution in the Church" calling it "a prelude to victory."
Freemason Yves Marsaudon
State Master,Supreme Council of France, Scottish Rite
"The sense of universalism that is rampant in Rome these days is very close to our purpose of existence. Thus, we are unable to ignore the Second Vatican Council and its consequences... With all our hearts we support the "Revolution of John XXIII.” This courageous concept of the Freedom of Thought that lies at the core of our Freemasonic lodges, has spread in a truly magnificent manner right under the Dome of Saint Peters’..."
He went on to say: "Burn in our Masonic Lodges, freedom of expression has now spread over the Dome of St. Peter's...this is the Revolution of Paul VI. It is clear that Paul VI, not content merely to follow the policy of his predecessor, does in fact go much further..."In addition, Yves Marsaudon dedicated his book Ecumenism as seen by a Traditionalist Freemason to John XXIII and Paul VI.
In his 1908 book, Ecumenism, it states: “The goal is no longer the destruction of the Church but rather to make use of it by infiltrating it.”Bishop Graber, “Saint Athanasius”, pp. 64-65.
On April 3, 1844, a leader of an Italian secret society called Nubius wrote a letter to another highly-placed mason.
The letter spoke about the plan to infiltrate the Roman Catholic Church, and the attempt to insert a Masonic pope, who would promote the religion of Freemasonry from the Chair of Peter. "Now then, in order to ensure a pope in the required proportions, we must first of all prepare a generation worthy of the kingdom of which we dream . . . Let the clergy move forward under your banner (the Masonic banner) always believing they are advancing under the banner of the Apostolic Keys. Cast your net like Simon Bar Jonas, spread it to the bottom of sacristies, seminaries, and convents. You will have finished a revolution dressed in the Pope's triple crown and cape, carrying the cross and the flag, a revolution that will need only a small stimulus to set fire to the four corners of the earth."
Freemason Eliph Levi
Said in 1862: "A day will come when the pope, inspired by the Holy Spirit will declare that all the excommunications are lifted and all the anathemas are retracted, when all the Christians will be united within the Church, when the Jews and Moslems will be blessed and called back to Her . . . She will permit all sects to approach Her by degrees and will embrace all mankind in the communion of her love and prayers. Then, Protestants will no longer exist. Against what will they be able to protest? The sovereign pontiff will then be truly king of the religious world, and he will do whatever he wishes with all the nations of the earth."
Mrs. Bella Dodd:
The Communist Plan to Infiltrate the True Church
Bella Dodd spent most of her life in the Communist Party of America and would be Attorney General designate had the Party won the White House. After her defection, she revealed that one of her jobs as a Communist agent was to encourage young radicals (not always card-carrying Communists) to enter Catholic seminaries. She said that before she had left the Party in the U.S., she had encouraged almost 1,000 young radicals to infiltrate the seminaries and religious orders . . . and she was only one Communist.
Jean Guitton (1901-1999)
French philosopher and close friend of Paul VI
The intention of Paul VI in the matter of the liturgy, in the matter of what is commonly called the Mass, was to reform the Catholic liturgy so that it should approximate as closely as possible to the Protestant liturgy ... with the Protestant Lord's Supper.... I can only repeat that Paul VI did all that he could to bring the Catholic Mass away from the tradition of the Council of Trent towards the Protestant Lord's Supper. He was assisted by Archbishop Bugnini in particular, though Bugnini did not always enjoy the full confidence of Paul VI.... The Mass of Paul VI is first and foremost a banquet, is it not? It lays heavy emphasis upon the aspect of taking part in a banquet, and much less upon the idea of sacrifice, ritual sacrifice in the presence of God, the priest only showing his back. So I do not think I am mistaken when I say that the intention of Paul VI, and the new liturgy which bears his name, was to ask the faithful to participate more in the Mass, to make more space for Scripture and less for what some call "magic," but others call consecration, consubstantiation, transubstantiation and the Catholic Faith. In other words we see in Paul VI an ecumenical intention to wipe out or at least to correct or soften everything that is too Catholic in the Mass and to bring the Catholic Mass, again I say, as close as possible to the Calvinist liturgy. In the radio program "Ici Lumiere 101," broadcasted by Radio-Courtoisie, Paris, December 19, 1993, translated by Adrian Davies in Latin Mass, Winter 1995 (IV, 1), pp. 10-11
Will Herberg (1901-1977)
The Church was not in any special crisis when the Second Vatican Council was convened in 1962. On the contrary, it was in a particularly flourishing state, institutionally, intellectually, and religiously. As John Lukacs pointed out in 1959 (in his introduction to Alexis de Tocqueville's "The European Revolution”, "for the first time since the Counter-Reformation, conversions have been flowing almost unilaterally toward Catholicism." But today, after the Council, the entire trend has been reversed: institutionally, intellectually, religiously, the Church is under attack, is falling back, is in crisis.
Hans Küng (1928-)
Vatican II Theologian
"This time we are going to stay in the Church, and we are going to dismantle the Catholic Church from within."
Father Eduard Schillebeeckx (1914-2009)
Vatican II Theologian
He made no secret of the intent with the documents of the Vatican II Council: "We have used ambiguous terms during the Council, and we know how we shall interpret them afterwards."
Father Roca (1830-1893)
An apostate and excommunicated priest and former canon-lawyer
After being excommunicated he stated: "...the papacy will fall; it will die under the hallowed knife which the fathers of the last council will forge.” Roca also said: “You must have a new dogma, a new religion, a new ministry, and new rituals that very closely resemble those of the surrendered Church. The divine cult directed by the liturgy, ceremonial, ritual and regulations of the Roman Catholic Church will shortly undergo transformation at an ecumenical Council.”
Mario L. Ciappi (1909-1996)
Novus Ordo cardinal and household theologian to John Paul II
"In the Third Secret [of Fatima] it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top."The Devil's Final Battle, p. 33.
Paul VI addressing the United Nations
Before the close of Vatican II, Paul VI traveled to the UN on October 4, 1965. He told the UN and the world: "The peoples of the earth turn to the United Nations as the last hope of concord and peace."
Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens (1904-1996)
Liberal Cardinal that pushed Vatican II agenda
"Vatican II is the French Revolution in the Church."
Martin Luther & the Lutheran Church
John XXIII, who died during Vatican II, is listed as a saint in the Lutheran Church. His feast day is June 3rd.
John Paul II and the Lutherans
On Nov. 17, 1980, John Paul II visited a Lutheran Church in Germany for the anniversary of Martin Luther's birth and praised the, "profound religiousness and spiritual heritage" of Martin Luther. Then, on October 31, 1983 John Paul II praised "the deep religious feeling of Luther, who was driven with burning passion by the question of eternal salvation."
Catholics should know that Martin Luther's birthday (who is a condemned heretic) is November 10, 1483. It is celebrated by the Lutherans each year. John Paul II celebrated the heretic, Martin Luther's birthday in a Lutheran church. Then on June 6, 1989, John Paul II went a step further in his promotion of him. Speaking about Martin Luther's excommunication, John Paul II said: "What we need today most of all is a joint new evaluation of many questions raised by Luther and his preaching."
Martin Luther's school of thought included such abominations as:
"Christ, who was so righteous must have been guilty of fornication before he died."
"Christ had to become that which we are, namely a sinner, a murderer, evildoer, etc."
"But it is not forbidden that a man should have more than one wife."
"Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly."
On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's birth, the city of Eisenach, Germany had a special display in which Martin Luther and Karl Marx were placed side by side. This display carried a quote from Erich Honecker, Head of the Communist party of Germany, praising the "historical accomplishments of Luther."
on Martin Luther, Resurrection, Protestants & Teilhard de Chardin
In his 1982 book, “Principles of Catholic Theology,”
• p. 141, "Luther's historical instinct is clearly proving itself right."
• p. 186, "The Resurrection cannot be a historical event in the same sense the Crucifixion is."
• p. 202, "The Catholic does not insist on the dissolution of the Protestant confession and the demolishing of their churches, but hopes rather that they will be strengthened in their confession and in their ecclesial reality."
• p. 335, "The impetus given by Teilhard de Chardin exerted wide influence. With daring vision it incorporated the historical movement of Christianity into the great cosmic process of evolution."
His views of the Old Covenant and its current validity
In 2013, Francis I, released a Vatican document titled Evangelii Gaudium in which he states:
“We hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked.”
This is an explicit profession of heresy, and is a direct contradiction of Pope Eugene IV (1383-1447) and the Council of Florence (1431-1449) which teaches; “The Old Testament, of the Mosaic law and its rites, although they were suited to the divine worship at that time, after Our Lords coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began.” And further it is a direct rejection of Our Lord Himself who in the Gospels taught; “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” Jorge Bergoglio’s statement rejecting the necessity of accepting Christ as the Messias is a further manifestation of his Modernist beliefs. St.Robert Bellarmine, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Antoninus, and Pope Innocent III all teach that a manifest heretic cannot be pope, because a heretic is not a Catholic and therefore cannot be the head of a Church he does not belong to.
Vatican II and Gaudium et Spes
"Let us content ourselves here with stating that the text [of Gaudium et Spes] plays the role of a counter-Syllabus (in contrast to the Syllabus of Errors issued by the Holy See under Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1864) to the measure that it represents an attempt to officially reconcile the Church with the world as it had become after 1789. On one hand, this visualization alone clarifies the ghetto complex that we mentioned before. On the other hand, it permits us to understand the meaning of this new relationship between the Church and the Modern World. "World" is understood here, at depth, as the spirit of modern times. The consciousness of being a detached group that existed in the Church viewed this spirit as something separate from herself and, after the hot as well as cold wars were over, she sought dialogue and cooperation with it." Les Principes de la Theologie Catholique - Esquisse et Materiaux, Paris: Tequi, 1982, pp. 426-427
The Times of Antichrist....
St. Irenaeus (130-202)
"At the time of his reign antichrist will command that Jerusalem be rebuilt in its splendor and will make it a great and populous city, second to none in the world and will order his palace to be built there."
St. Cyril of Jerusalem (313-386)
"Antichrist will exceed in malice, perversity, lust, wickedness, impiety, and ruthlessness and barbarity all men that have ever disgraced human nature. Hence St. Paul emphatically calls him `the man of sin the son of perdition, the wicked one, whose birth and coming is through the operation of Satan, in all manner of seduction and iniquity.' (2 Thessalonians, 2). Through his great power, deceit and malice he shall succeed in decoying or forcing to his worship two thirds of mankind; the remaining third part of men will continue true to the faith and worship of Jesus Christ most steadfastly. But in his satanic rage and fury, Antichrist will persecute these brave and devout Christians during three years and a half, and torture them with such an extremity of barbarity, with all the old and newly invented instruments of pain, as to exceed all past persecutors of the Church combined. He will oblige all his followers to bear impressed upon their foreheads or right hands the mark of the Beast and will starve to death all those who refuse to receive it."
This one shall seize the power of the Roman Empire and shall falsely style himself Christ. By the name Christ he shall deceive the Jews who are expecting the anointed and he shall seduce the Gentiles by his magical illusions.
Words of Comfort in These Times
St. Louis-Marie Grignon De Montfort (1673-1716)
"The power of Mary over all devils will be particularly outstanding in the last period of time. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ over all idolaters and Moslems and there will be a glorious period (Triumph of the Immaculate Heart) when Mary is ruler and Queen of Hearts."
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
"I understand that the devotion to the Sacred and Immaculate Heart is the last effort of His Love during the latter times."
Mary of Agreda (1602-1665)
"It was revealed to me that through the intercession of Our Mother all heresies will disappear. The victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for our Blessed Mother... In the latter days the Lord will in a special manner make Mary known in a renowned way. An unusual chastisement of the human race shall take place towards the end."
St. Methodius († 311)
"A day will come when the enemies of Christ will boast of having conquered the whole world. They will say: 'Christians cannot escape now!' But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies of God. He will defeat them, and peace will be given to the world, and the Church will be freed from her anxieties."
Our Lady of Good Success
“When I, in a marvelous way, will dethrone the proud and cursed Satan, trampling him under My feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss. Thus the Church and Country will finally be free of his cruel tyranny….Then, joyful and triumphant, like a tender child, the Church will be reborn…”
Our Lady of La Salette
“Eventually water and fire will cleanse the earth and the works of human pride will be destroyed and all will be renewed. Then will all serve God and glorify Him.”
“The new kings will be on the right hand of the Church which will grow strong, and which will be humble, pious, poor, zealous and followers of the virtues.”
“Everywhere the Gospel will be preached, people will make great progress in the Faith; there will be unity among the laborers of Jesus Christ, and people will live in the fear of God.”
“Jesus Christ will be served, adored, and glorified. Everywhere love of neighbor will begin to flourish.”
Our Lady of Fatima
“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior
“I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world.” (Matthew 28:20)
"The Son of Man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8)