Coronavirus – True Hope NOT False Hope
When describing the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21), one of the first things that Jesus mentions is PESTILENCES (Lk 21:11). After the outbreak of the Corona virus, one finds various false hopes offered on the mass media. In Italy one finds often the banners with the slogan, “Andrà Tutto Bene”, “All Will Go Well”, with the New Age rainbow. Many new nuances of the New Age ideology are promoted all over the mass media e social networks. These banners came out immediately after the outbreak of the Corona virus, as if they were already prepared. In this crisis, Satan does not want people to seek a solution from God or hope in God. One finds many programs and films on TV that recognize the problems of life and suffering, but then lead people to seek and accept solutions that do not lead to the only real and true and lasting solution, to believe in God and to seek and do God’s holy will! This slogan is typical of the mentality today, the easy way without personal responsibility, “ignorance is bliss”!
What should be the attitude and behavior of a true Christian in this situation of crisis? A true Christian hopes in God, in Jesus Christ, the One and only Savior of the world. But this hope must be founded on seeking God’s holy will, not our own will, and doing God’s holy will. How many Christians say with their mouth, “THY will be done”, but in practice, “MY will be done”?!? Do we truly trust God or do we trust ourselves? At the time of Christ, many Jews, including the Apostles, were waiting for a Messiah who would free them from the Romans, free them from suffering. On the day that Christ was crucified, almost all of Christ’s disciples fled! Many people who claim to be followers of Christ today expect Christ to deliver them from the impending crisis. Many Protestant fundamentalists believe in the “Rapture” in which before the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21), God will take up to heaven the Christians (“Catholic Prophecy Today”; https://markbeast.blogspot.it/).
Our Lady tells us (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“And so you must entrust yourselves to me with absolute confidence; you must believe in me, and you must let yourselves be led by me with docility and filial abandonment, without allowing yourselves to be stopped by doubts, or by the disbelief of those who surround you, or by your own desires, sometimes excessive, or by your curiosity which makes you want to know that which, for the present, you ought not to know” (July 29, 1979).
“Entrust yourselves to me, beloved sons, with complete abandonment and with the greatest confidence in your immaculate Mother. As I did my own Child, Jesus, I take you too today into my arms, to present you each day in the temple of the Lord. Let yourselves be offered by me to God, on the altar of my Immaculate Heart” (February 2, 1981).
“With complete abandonment, let yourselves be carried by me. Do not look about you; do not search for shelter or protection. In my Immaculate Heart, all is about to be fulfilled in regard to each one of you” (February 2, 1978).
If we acquire this complete abandonment and trust in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we will be able to confront anything in the future, even martyrdom; we will be able to walk on water if it be God’s holy will, but if we trust in ourselves instead of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we will sink into the water as did St. Peter when he took his eyes off of Jesus and began looking at the storm (Mt 14:22-33).
A great number of people today trust themselves or some group, but they do not trust God and his divine Word. For most of these people this lack of trust in God is due to the fact that they do not know or believe that God loves them, because they have not received true love of God through other people of faith, especially from their parents or others. But this lack of love can be recuperated if these people take the step to seek God with a sincere and humble heart. For Catholics, a very efficacious remedy for this lack of trust in God is to make a leap of faith in Jesus in the Eucharist and pass as much time as possible kneeling before our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle, with the help of our Mother Mary.
But true Christians follow not just Christ Risen, but also Christ Crucified! The Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults describes “The Church’s ultimate trial” (CCC 675-677; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM).
A woman who organizes the bus for our monthly prayer cenacles at Perugia, Luciana, who has a rather bossy character, told me at Easter by telephone, that Our Lady will not let us suffer in this period. I responded to her: “First is the crucifixion, then the resurrection!” There are many people like Luciana who say God forgives, which is true, but their idea of forgiveness is totally detached from the Truth, detached from seeking and doing the will of God!
Pope John Paul II said to a group of pilgrims in Fulda, West Germany, in November 1980, speaking about the secrets of Fatima, that: “We have to be prepared to suffer, before long, great trials which will require of us the disposition to sacrifice even our life for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is still possible to diminish this trial (predicted at Fatima), but it is no longer possible to avert it, because only in this manner can the Church be effectively renewed. How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”
“The Great Gift of the Cross” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/09/the-great-gift-of-cross.html).
Our Lady did not promise to Saint Bernadette of Lourdes happiness in this life but in the next. Saint Bernadette suffered very much here on earth; her body is totally incorrupt! At Fatima and at all the apparitions Our Lady continually asks us for much prayer and sacrifice. Jesus said to those who came to arrest him: “But this is your hour, and the power of darkness” (Lk 22:53). We are now in the hour of darkness for the Body of Christ, the Church (CCC 675-677; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM). For those who persevere, happiness will come after this great persecution.
Real union and love with Jesus comes through seeing things from the point of view of Jesus, instead of from our own point of view. When we begin to do this we begin to realize how much Jesus loves each of us immensely and thus how much Jesus suffers for our indifference to his immense personal love for each of us. Each one of us is free to go more and more toward our own point of view or toward the point of view of Jesus while discovering more and more how much Jesus loves each of us personally. How few children see things from the point of view of how much their parents do for them! GRATITUDE is fundamental in our choice of where we will spend eternity, with our loving Creator or separated from God for all eternity! Jesus Christ died for me personally! This spiritual journey of true love of Jesus automatically leads us to have more and more compassion and concern for the many souls, immensely loved by God, who are in great danger of falling into hell which Our Lady showed to the three children at Fatima in July 1917. Jesus identifies himself with the “least of my brethren” (Mt 25:31-46), in his mystical Body, the Church. This is precisely the journey that all the saints followed to arrive at great union with Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our love of Christ crucified incarnate in our lives is the true source of lasting hope that leads to eternal life. “You Lord are my only good” (Ps 15:2). I discovered that very few members of the Focolare Movement embraced and lived one of the key elements of the spirituality of Chiara Lubich, Jesus Forsaken, because very few of these members imitated Chiara Lubich’s habit of spending much time before our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle. The great majority of these members offer “unity” but as a false ecumenism, by putting aside and remaining silent, like “dumb dogs” (Is 56:10), about the more difficult parts of the Gospel and of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (ed. 1992), so that all might be happy and no one would be offended. In this ecclesial movement the members would say, “Let us keep Jesus in our midst”, but if one puts the uncomfortable truth aside, who is Jesus Forsaken (Jn 14:6), there is no Jesus in their midst, because there is not the whole Truth in their midst! The situation is even worse with a movement founded about 20 years after the foundation of the Focolare Movement, the Neocatecumenal Way, which has a very strong base of arrogance and lack of obedience to directives from the Vatican that are not in conformity with what the leaders of this movement want. Visit: “Neocatecumenal Way – a Trojan Horse in the Church” (http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2018/07/neocatecumenal-way-trojan-horse-in.html; also: “The Neocatecumenal Mass” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/02/the-neocatecumenal-mass.html).
What happens after people have ignored the laws of God for many years as we see in salvation history and in the Old Testament? THERE WAS DISASTER! “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Mk 31:31). “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished” (Mt 5:17-18; 24,35). Jesus wept over Jerusalem saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes …” (Lk 19:42). Pope Benedict talked many times about the fact that “God seems to have disappeared from the horizon” (http://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/audiences/2011/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20110511.html) for a great number of people, and the consequence afterwards (http://www.asianews.it/news-en/If-God-disappears,-humanity-could-destroy-itself,-Pope-says-17090.html).
In this period I often hear priests strongly insist that this crisis is not a punishment from God, that the Book of Revelation has nothing to do with catastrophes! Those who think differently than these modern, up-to-date priests, are ridiculed and labeled as having the sickness of the “apocalyptic mentality”! Since very few people today believe that sin or hell exists, thus very few people believe that there might be a punishment for sin here on earth or after death!
Many priests learned this attitude toward private revelation in seminary (“The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/masonic-plan.html).
My Auxiliary Bishop wrote to me:
“3) You cite the bible and the CCC, but you also cite prophecies and private revelations. These things do not regard the faith and cannot be imposed on anyone! Do not cause confusion, neither in the preaching, nor in your head.”
Read my response to my Auxiliary Bishop: “The Hidden Broad Road to Perdition” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/05/road-perdition.html).
Saint Michael the Archangel at Garabandal, sent by Our Lady, (Spain, 1965) said: “Many Cardinal, many Bishops and many Priests are on the road to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls”!
This article refers to a priest, Don Stefano, who I worked with for many years in my diocese (visit also the article: “A Letter to My Bishop”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-letter-to-my-bishop.html). After my decision to separate myself from him, Don Stefano began to calumniate me before priests of our diocese as well as do everything he could to get me to come back into the religion based on what we want or what our friends or parishioners want; many call this the worship of man. Don Stefano, not being too intelligent, would even bring priests studying for their doctorate at Rome, while living in the parish of Don Stefano, hoping that they would convince me of my errors of following the unchanging laws of God instead of the whims of our friends and parishioners (Don Stefano does not conceptualize what he is doing in these terms!). I finally sent him the following cell phone message (March 16 and 20, 2020) after he continually tried to call me:
Dear Don Stefano. If you are not willing to look at the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC, ed. 1992) together with me in order to discover what God wants in the concrete situations, please, do not telephone me anymore nor knock at my door, with the motive to straighten me out according to your ideas. I follow God, not men! Is the Church the handmaid of the Truth or the Author of the Truth??? What religion do you represent??? Don Jo
After I sent this same message to a few priests who work with Don Stefano, Don Stefano telephoned Cardinal Bassetti, and the cardinal telephoned me (March 26, 2020), and seeing that it was the cardinal, I did not respond to his call. Cardinal Bassetti did not telephone me after this unanswered call, in particular in the period of the coronavirus. Bassetti is worse than Don Stefano (“Forbidden To Speak About Sin”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/09/forbidden-to-speak-about-sin.html; “A Letter to My Bishop”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-letter-to-my-bishop.html; “Priests Systematically Brainwashed” (https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/12/priests-systematically-brainwashed.html). The highest priority for those who do not seek the glory of God but of men, in the modern church, is human respect, the worship of man behind which is Satan who receives his glory. The only sin today is if you are caught; if you are not caught, it is not a sin according to people today totally immersed in relativism!!! Don Stefano reminds me of a spoiled arrogant capricious ignorant rebellious child who tells his mother to punish his brother.
When one makes himself the source of truth instead of God, one no longer seeks the truth and reality outside of one’s own head, and thus becomes more and more stupid and arrogant and blind at the same time. At times it seems to me that Don Stefano has not even finished elementary school and yet he continually seeks to criticize me and try to force me to think like he thinks, even though I have continued to study my religion and the reality today so as to arrive at the university level of knowledge of my Catholic faith.
Don Stefano, like a great number of people today, for years has habitually closed his eyes to all truth that he is not in agreement, with what he wants, and thus he automatically, unwittingly, falls prey to the traps of the “father of lies” (Jn 8:44) in our period of time more deceptive in the history of the world and of the Church.
“Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2Thess 2:11-12).
“I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.” (Dan 12:8-10).
“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect” (Mt 24:24).
“Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them” (Rev 13:7).
The priests today do not realize that most of them have been formed in subjectivism and relativism instead of seeking the truth from Divine Revelation infallibly explained by the AUTHENTIC Magisterium of the Church, the Truth which comes from God, not from the world nor from the Church. One of the priests who was studying at Rome for his doctorate in theology accused me of “objectivism” which is a new word to describe the sickness of those who believe that the objective truth exists, which is God!!! He undoubtedly learned this in his theological studies at Rome! The Church is the handmaid of the Truth, not the Author of the Truth! Visit: http://wordbelife.blogspot.com/2014/11/spiritual-food-1411.html?m=1; also “Priests Systematically Brainwashed” (https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/12/priests-systematically-brainwashed.html).
If two priests cannot make reference to the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC; ed. 1992, promulgated by Pope John Paul II; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM), there is no common basis of truth from God but only subjective opinions. This leads directly to “might makes right”, as it is in hell! It is worse today than in the time of the Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9) because at least one could refer to a dictionary to communicate in the time of the Tower of Babel!
RELATIVISM, according to Pope Benedict XVI, is “the most profound difficulty of our time.” (http://popebenedictxviblog.blogspot.it/2005_05_01_archive.html). In his homily at the Mass preceding the conclave that quickly elected him Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger said: “Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Eph 4:14), seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. WE ARE BUILDING A DICTATORSHIP OF RELATIVISM that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.” (http://www.vatican.va/gpII/documents/homily-pro-eligendo-pontifice_20050418_en.html; http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/colson_relativism_may05.asp).
(“Who Decides The Truth?”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html).
“Do not despise prophesying” (1Thess 5:20; 1Cor 14:31).
“Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).
In the Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 1588, we read:
“Today I heard the words: In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I USE PUNISHMENT WHEN THEY THEMSELVES FORCE ME TO DO SO; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice I am sending the Day of Mercy. I replied, “O my Jesus, speak to souls Yourself, because my words are insignificant.”
How does Christ refer to those who do not want to open their eyes to THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, to those who have embraced the philosophy of life of “ignorance is bliss”? “YOU HYPOCRITES! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12:56; Mt 16:3; 24:32-33,51)! “Take heed that no one leads you astray. … many false prophets will arise and lead many astray” (Mt 24:4-9). “Let the reader understand” (Mt 24:15). “There will be false teachers among you …” (2Pt 2:1-3). “None of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand” (Dan 12:9-12).
THE FUNDAMENTAL AND EASIER WAY that leads gently, and even with dancing and enjoyment, TO HELL is: “Ignorance is bliss”! See also in the Diary of Saint Faustina, no. 153, 741.
I do not think it was by chance that when Pope John Paul II was asked toward the end of his life to offer one verse from the entire Bible for the people of God, he responded without hesitation: “THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE” (Jn 8:32; Jer 6:16)! Father, “Sanctify them in the truth” (Jn 17:17)! The Truth, tied to the cross of Jesus here on earth, is uncomfortable, and thus discarded by many especially today!
Benedict XVI, March 7, 2014: “The courage of the truth is, in my eyes, a criterion of the first order of sainthood.” (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/in-rare-interview-benedict-xvi-recalls-life-john-paul-ii/).
How can one live the Our Father, “Thy will be done”, when one avoids seeking to discover what this will is, in particular for Catholics, to confront one’s life with the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (ed. 1992), not just with the Sacred Scriptures which are very often interpreted in the manner of comfortable subjectivism and relativism without the indispensable cross of Christ?!? This is why there are thousands of independent Protestant groups who acknowledge the same God, the same Jesus Christ, with the same Bible, but interpret many important passages in contradictory ways!
“Error is being taught and propagated beneath the ambiguous formulas of a new cultural interpretation of truth; the spirit of the world finds welcome; it spreads its malignant influence and leads so many souls to accept sin, to justify it and to live in it” (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, July 26, 1983).
“Do you see how many of your brother-priests BETRAY this truth, in the attempt to adapt it to the MENTALITY of the world, impelled by a false illusion of being better understood, listened to by more people and more easily followed? No illusion is more dangerous than this” (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, February 2, 1976).
Jesus said to Saint Faustina (of the Divine Mercy): “YOU WILL PREPARE THE WORLD FOR MY FINAL COMING” (Diary of Saint Faustina, 429). Jesus also said to Saint Faustina: “Woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation” (Diary, 1160).
Jesus said: “This generation will not pass away till all these things take place” (Mt 24:34; Mk 13:30; Lk 21:32). There are a great number of indications and signs from the saints, the popes and from the messages of Our Lady that we are “this generation” which Christ referred to in Matthew 24. I believe that our “generation” will witness the most underhanded, sly and devastating deception of Satan in the history of the world and of the Church (“The Great Deception of the Antichrist”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-great-deception-of-antichrist.html).
The New World Order (NWO) has now taken away the Eucharist from Catholics, and subjugated the people with many heavy restrictions. Do you think they will allow things to go back to normal? It is amazing that today it is OK to go and buy a pack of cigarettes or go to an abortion clinic, but you cannot go to church and receive our Lord in the Eucharist!?! In the USA there are more pending evictions and foreclosures than ever before.
The great majority of people today are more afraid of dying than what will happen to their immortal souls after death! Thus it is rather easy for the NWO to convince the people to obey the lockdown, which will lead to crashing the economy and to accept the microchip, which will most likely be the form of the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-17). It is interesting that the controlled mass media does not talk too much about the devastation to the economy due to the coronavirus. At a certain point, the very numerous Freemasons in our governments will maneuver to require the microchip, perhaps with the excuse to stop the corona virus, but will eventually be required by the Antichrist. To read a good explanation of the mark of the beast, 666, read the message of June 17, 1989 (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
Very few Freemasons know the true reason for which they are ordered to work to destroy the family, the Catholic Church and the Eucharist; they just obey the directives of the Grand Master of Masonry (“The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church” ; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/masonic-plan.html). To become a 33 degree member of Masonry, one must take the oath “Ordo ab Chao”, which is a Latin expression meaning Order out of Chaos! “Ordo ab Chao” is the motive to promote “UNCONTROLED” immigration (http://god-politics.blogspot.it/2016/03/future-objectives-freemasonry.html), as well as undermining commerce and the whole of the structures of societies in a covert and underhanded way using their very numerous bribed Masonic politicians, judges and corporate directors! Most Masons do NOT know they are WORKING FOR SATAN until they have been formed and brainwashed in at least 24 degrees of Masonry (http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2018/06/only-god-can-save-italy.html). But immediately at the first degree of Masonry one must accept religious syncretism, that all religions are equal, which means that Jesus Christ is at the same level with Mohammad or Buddha or any religious founder.
People have been led toward socialism, the seemingly easier way of letting the State take care of our problems, like spoiled children who do not want to take responsibility for their egotistical behavior, but when things do not go right, the blame is put on the parents. Archbishop Fulton Sheen explained (“Should Parents Obey Children”) that children can be interested in the parents because of the utility the parents offer; “they expect their parents to do everything for them and then when they grow up they expect the state to do everything for them”.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, our 3rd. President of the USA, declared “That government is best which governs least.” He also said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have…” “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” The Church proposes the Principle of SUBSIDIARITY, which says that a central authority must have a subsidiary function, doing only those things that cannot be effectively done at a more immediate level or at the local level; that is to give the power to the people, to stimulate the initiative of the people to think and be creative in resolving their problems. Subsidiarity is a organizing principle in which matters must be resolved by the smallest, lowest, or the less centralized, competent authority. We must do our part, with effort, and encourage others to do the same, otherwise we go automatically toward a dictatorship!
I remember more than five years ago an important priest in the diocese, Don Alberto, praised socialism while we were a lunch. I responded to him: “But the encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (1891; http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html), and the encyclical of Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus (1991; http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_01051991_centesimus-annus_en.html), explained well to us the great danger of socialism.” Don Alberto looked at me with a smile as if I was not too illuminated and even an idiot!
Pope John Paul II tells us:
“The fundamental error of socialism is anthropological in nature. SOCIALISM CONSIDERS THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON SIMPLY AS AN ELEMENT, A MOLECULE WITHIN THE SOCIAL ORGANISM, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socio-economic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility which he exercises in the face of good or evil. Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property. A person who is deprived of something he can call “his own”, and of the possibility of earning a living through his own initiative, comes to depend on the social machine and on those who control it. This makes it much more difficult for him to recognize his dignity as a person, and hinders progress towards the building up of an authentic human community.” (Centesimus Annus, no. 13; http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_01051991_centesimus-annus_en.html).
This helps to explain the great slaughter of people under socialists governments and why the global elite, with their Club of Rome, have no problem with their plan to eliminate more than three fourths of the population of the world, especially Christians.
Speaking about many priests in Brazil, Our Lady said: “Their only concern is exclusively directed toward social problems, and they forget that Jesus died on the Cross and rose again to obtain for you the great gift of redemption and to save souls. And thus the teaching of the theology of liberation, which is a true betrayal of Christ and of his Gospel, is becoming more and more widespread” (Sao Paulo (Brazil); February 25, 1988; also: Quito (Ecuador); February 27, 1992; “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
The mass media of Freemasonry leads us, in a hidden but powerful way, to become cowards and to be politically correct!
FIRST THEY CAME
“First they came …” is a famous statement attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text expresses, in a condensed form, the understanding of history presented by Niemöller in a January 6, 1946 speech before representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt, Germany.
“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
Let us modify this brief poem for today:
FIRST THEY CAME for the unborn, and I did not speak out because I was not an unborn.
THEN THEY CAME for the frail and the disabled, and I did not speak out because I was not frail and disabled.
THEN THEY CAME for the mentally challenged, and I did not speak out because I was not mentally challenged.
THEN THEY CAME for the sick and the aged, and I did not speak out because I was not sick or aged.
THEN THEY CAME for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
It is interesting that since the Coronavirus, there has been seen frequently of Italian TV a video clip to trust the main stream mass media, not the “fake news”!
Since March 2020 the New World Order has succeeded in increasing the power of the evil forces by taking away the Eucharist from the lay people, but what is above all “RESTRAINING” the “man of lawlessness” is the presence of Jesus Christ as the Truth (Jn 14:6) and His real presence in the Most Holy Eucharist of the Holy Mass; “the continual burnt offering” (Dan 8:11; 12:11), which will be taken away, and the “sacrifice and offering” will cease (Dan 9:27). The Eucharist is still present in the tabernacles of the Catholic churches.
The saints tell us that the Catholic Church is the soul of the world. Above all what sustains the Church is the Most Holy Eucharist (Vat. II: LG 11; CCC 1324). Even though the great majority of the baptized Catholics have lost their faith in the Eucharist, Satan knows very well what the Eucharist is and that it is the Eucharist above all which “restrains” Satan (2Thess 2:3-4). Satan already deprived the Protestants of the Eucharist 400 years ago, just as Satan did for many disciples of Jesus (Jn 6:66) 2000 years ago. Thus we are finally quickly arriving to the great prophecy to which Jesus referred to (Mt 24:15) in the Book of Daniel: “And from the time that the continual burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” (Dan 12:11; 7:25; 9:27). (“Italy Will Soon Lose the Eucharist”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2020/01/italy-will-soon-lose-eucharist.html).
At foot of the cross there was the apostle St. John; the other 10 apostles fled. It will not be different in this period of the crucifixion of the Body of Christ, the Church (CCC 675-677; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM). There are very few Catholics and priests and bishops who have their eyes open today about the seriousness of the situation at the present moment, and what is really happening. It seems that Our Lady indicates that after the first wave of persecution, in particular of the priests who remain faithful to the truth, a great part of these few faithful priests will receive the gift of martyrdom which will be the price to offer for the conversion of other priests who were afraid before, so that they might pick up the banner of truth and sacrifice to continue to offer valid sacraments in secret as the early Christians did in the catacombs. But Our Lady also tells us (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“Each of the priests of my Movement will be this crown of love for me. A crown of lilies, of roses and of cyclamens, all these little children of mine. But no one will be able to resist the power of the Spirit which I will obtain for them. Oh, and even they in great part will be called to the ULTIMATE TESTIMONY. But their blood will wash and purify this world, so that from it a new world may be born, renewed in love and consecrated anew to the triumph of God”!” (December 26, 1974).
“A land blessed, because here my Church is prospering and spreading, thanks to the blood of the martyrs which has become red of so many new Christians” (Seul (Korea), October 31, 1996).
“All the sick and the suffering whom you see everywhere, these too are my privileged children. They remind you of the value of SUFFERING, of the necessity to SUFFER. But, more than all others, my beloved children are the priests. In striking them, my Enemy has truly struck at my Heart. This has been permitted by God for the sake of his great designs which are as yet unknown to you; however, this wounded and sorrowful Heart of mine is preparing the greatest return of my straying and wavering priest-sons. For this I bless in a special way all you priests of my Movement. You are the soothing balm for this wound of mine, my comfort in this great sorrow; you are the instruments personally chosen by me for my great triumph”!” (Lourdes, april 30. 1974).
“Let these children of mine offer me all their sufferings, all their misunderstandings, all their difficulties. This is the greatest gift that they can make to me, because thus they allow me to carry out in time in this, your time! – my task as Mother and Coredemptrix. I will save many souls redeemed by Jesus, but at present so far away from Him, because my sons, together with me, will pay for them” (April 1, 1974).
“This will be the hour of the martyrs who, in great numbers, will shed their blood and of the remnant who will envy those they see persecuted and slain” (February 10, 1978).
“I now announce to you that the time of the great trial has come, because during these years all that I have foretold to you will come to pass. The apostasy and the great schism in the Church is on the point of taking place, and the great chastisement, about which I foretold you in this place, is now at the very doors. Fire will come down from heaven, and a great part of humanity will be destroyed. Those who will survive will envy the dead, because everywhere there will be desolation, death and ruin” (Tokyo (Japan), September 15, 1993).
“The moments which are approaching are more serious than you can possibly imagine. And so I want to prepare you so that at the opportune moment you will all be ready. This is why I call you to prayer.” (May 20, 1974).
“And so, my children, events which you cannot imagine are awaiting you. But there are also the prayers of the good, the sorrows of the innocent, the hidden sufferings of many, the tears and supplications of numerous victims scattered throughout the world. Through them, I have hastened the time of my extraordinary intervention” (January 1, 1979).
“Others will have to undergo persecutions and sufferings such as you cannot now IMAGINE. But have confidence because I will be at the side of each one of you, in an extraordinary way, to help you to fulfill my plan to the very last detail” (September 8, 1979).
“It is a trial so great and painful, that you cannot even imagine it, but it is necessary for the Church and for all humanity, in order that the new era, the new world, and the reconciliation of humanity with their Lord may come upon you” (February 2, 1991).
“In these times, errors are spreading in a way which is so vast and profound that it is not possible for you to so much as imagine it. Many are losing the faith, and apostasy is expanding more and more within the Church, like a terrible cancer which has spread through all its members. You are being called to follow me along the road of heroic and pure faith” (May 4, 1991).
In the final message of the Blessed Virgin, October 13, 1973, on the anniversary of the last apparition and of the miracle of Fatima, at Akita, Japan, she said to Sister Agnes Sasagawa: “As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms that will remain for you will be the Rosary and Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. WITH THE ROSARY, PRAY FOR THE POPE, THE BISHOPS, AND THE PRIESTS. The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their conferees, churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept compromise and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them.” (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).
“The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians” – Tertullian.
We are so caught in our own subjectivism and relativism and blind pride that we do not try to see things from God’s point of view, from the point of view of reality which is created by God! Thus we do not realize how terrible is sin and the consequences of sin and the price to be paid for the consequences of sin!
Take courage friends. Jesus and Mary are nearer to us when we are in great suffering if we continue to pray and do not lose hope. The next few years will be more difficult than in any time in human history. We are the “generation” (Mt 24:34) of which Jesus spoke about: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be” (Mt 24:21)!
I would highly recommend in this period when the Eucharist has been taken away from the laity, to do as the saints did, such as Saint Pascal Baylon (Patron of Eucharistic Congresses), by making often a spiritual communion and adoring Jesus in the Eucharist in the tabernacle nearest to your home. Of course, it goes without saying the great importance of praying with our hearts as many Holy Rosaries as possible every day.
An Act of Spiritual Communion:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Our Lady Queen of Peace (Anguera) has warned us many times that the Eucharist will be taken away:
“Dear Sons and Daughters, your life here on earth is, in truth, a continual succession of encounters with My Son Jesus, but the encounter most important with Jesus you have in the Eucharist. Value the Presence of My Jesus. There will come the day in which the Precious Food in many places will be taken away. Times will come when YOUR ENCOUNTER WITH MY JESUS WILL BE GIVEN IN SECRET, thanks to the Faithful Ministers who will remain firm in the TRUTH. The time announced by God through Daniel will come. Be attentive. …” (Message 4442, given on 03/16/2017) (“Soon No More Eucharist Anguera”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/03/soon-no-more-eucharist-anguera.html; https://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/soon-no-more-eucharist-anguera/). Visit: “The Eucharist in the Catacombs “ (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/10/the-eucharist-in-catacombs.html).
Pope John Paul II reminded us in his encyclical, “Ecclesia de Eucharistia”: “There can be NO DANGER OF EXCESS in our care for this mystery, for “in this sacrament is recapitulated the whole mystery of our salvation” (http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_17042003_ecclesia-de-eucharistia_en.html). God commanded Moses to maintain great reverence before the Ark of the Covenant; how much more reverence should we have before the real and personal presence of our infinite Lord in the Holy Eucharist. I was very impressed in February 1989 at Mondo Migliore (Rocca di Papa, Rome) when I saw Mother Teresa of Calcutta and L’Arche founder, Jean Vanier, bowing down to the ground during the consecration at Holy Mass!
Today in the seminaries and in the dioceses of the world the future priests learn exactly the opposite, to put aside the infinite God in the Eucharist, and to put the community or the priest at the center of the celebration of the Holy Mass and in the churches!
“You must orientate the whole Church so that she will find herself before the tabernacle, with your heavenly Mother, in an act of perennial reparation, of continual adoration and of unceasing prayer. Your priestly prayer must become wholly a Eucharistic prayer. I ask that there be once again a return to the practice of making everywhere hours of adoration before Jesus, exposed in the Most Holy Sacrament. I desire that there be an increase in the homage of love towards the Eucharist and that this become manifest also through evident but most expressive signs of your piety. Surround the Eucharistic Jesus with flowers and with lights; encircle Him with delicate attention; draw close to Him with profound acts of genuflection and of adoration. If you knew how the Eucharistic Jesus loves you, how a little gesture of your love fills Him with joy and with consolation! Jesus pardons so many sacrileges and forgets an infinity of ingratitude before one drop of pure priestly love which is placed the chalice of his Eucharistic Heart. Priests and faithful of my Movement, go often before the tabernacle; live before the tabernacle; pray before the tabernacle. Let yours be a continual prayer of adoration and of intercession, thanksgiving and of reparation” (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, August 21. 1987).
“The Sacrifice of the Mass renews that which was accomplished by Jesus on Calvary. By accepting the Protestant doctrine, people will hold that the Mass is not a sacrifice but only a sacred meal, that is to say, a remembrance of that which Jesus did at his Last Supper. And thus, the celebration of Holy Mass will be suppressed. In this abolition of the daily Sacrifice consists the horrible sacrilege accomplished by the Antichrist, which will last about three and a half years, namely, one thousand two hundred and ninety days” (December 31, 1992; “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
I believe a very good model for us in this period of the great apostasy (2Thess 2:3), in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21), when the Body of Christ, the Church, will be crucified and purified (CCC 675-677), is our Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the cross, offering her great suffering in union with her divine Son Jesus, for the redemption of the world. Visit: “Only a Remnant of the MMP Will Remain” (http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2018/08/only-remnant-of-mmp-will-remain.html).
There is a great temptation in this period of crisis to crusade against the perpetrators of this evil situation and to have an attitude of revenge or of triumphalism against the bad guys. I think another good image and model for us is the good thief. Padre Pio said: “On this earth everyone has his cross. But we must act in such a way, that we be not the bad, but the good thief.” We forget so easily that we are no better than the good thief, who realized he deserved his punishment, but said: “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power” (Lk 23:42).
Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us that virtue lies in the middle between the two extremes which is usually the more difficult path requiring much patience, discernment and humility.
Satan is pushing many people off the Barque of Peter, the Church, on the “port side” (left side), those who do not follow the laws of God infallibly interpreted by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, including not obeying the Liturgical Books of how to celebrate the Holy Mass licitly and validly. But also on the “starboard side” (the right side) of the Barque of Church, Satan pushes many out of the Church, with the hidden attitude of pride to put oneself or ones group above the authentic Magisterium of the Church. These groups have arisen throughout the history of the Church, beginning with the Donatists, but more than ever after the Second Vatican Council, with groups who proclaim that the Novus Ordo Mass is invalid. More recently there are groups who acknowledge and adhere to the Second Vatican Council and have come to realize that the last conclave was not valid (“Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/01/pope-benedict-xvi-force-to-resign.html), and thus believe and proclaim to others that if a priest says during the Canon of the Mass the words “Pope Francis”, the Mass is invalid! (“The Danger of Don Alessandro Minutella”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-danger-of-don-alessandro-minutella.html). (“Il ‘caso Minutella’ – un po’ di chiarezza”; 11 maggio 2020; https://www.corrispondenzaromana.it/il-caso-minutella-un-po-di-chiarezza/?fbclid=IwAR1bzRsUhYrbhuFuJOxnv3U0jcY-Xa5xTbT96XJFodgmC4Xn2fbPULqw-y8).
This is the moment to remain with Jesus on the cross in this period of the history of the Church and in this mysterious design of God of the purification of the Body of Christ, the Church (cf. CCC 675-677). It is the moment when true Christians have true humility with Mary at the foot of the cross and do not abandon the crucified Body of Christ by joining a “holy” or “perfect” group better than all the rest.
In this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21), “the Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection” (CCC 677). But “IN THE END MY IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH!” – Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, 1917. There will be fulfilled the Protoevangelium (Gen 3:15) – Saint Louis de Montfort!
I believe that we will lose the Eucharist in all the public churches of the world about three and a half years before the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph which I believe will be before the end of 2024. Visit: “Signs of God vs. Signs of Satan” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/12/signs-god-vs-satan.html).
I believe (my opinion) that there is a real possibility that Pope Benedict XVI will be killed in March 2021 (“Saint Peter returns the keys to Jesus”; http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2018/09/saint-peter-returns-keys-to-jesus.html). I do not remember where, but I read that Padre Pio spoke about two false popes in the period, the first he called a false pope, and the second the devil, that is much worse than the first; Bergoglio has nominated many Masonic cardinals. Perhaps in 2021 we will have another pope more like a dictator. Then I believe that there is a real possibility that the priests and bishops of the world will be required to take an oath of blind obedience to the invalid Pope (“Soon Oath of Blind Obedience to Bergoglio”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2018/02/soon-oath-of-blind-obedience-to.html), just before there will be a new Roman Missal to be inaugurated at Easter 2021, in which there will not be the necessary words at the consecration for the validity of the Mass: “This is my Body” (…) “This is … my Blood” (“The Validity of the Holy Mass”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-validity-of-holy-mass.html). Then I believe that without the Eucharist in the tabernacles of the world, which is what “restrains” the manifestation of the antichrist (2Thess 2:3-8), there will be a great persecution, in particular against the few priests and bishops who do not obey the oath of blind obedience to celebrate the new invalid mass. Padre Pio talked about a particular month of May that would be very difficult, a month that will not be forgotten! “Each of the priests of my Movement will be this crown of love for me. A crown of lilies, of roses and of cyclamens, all these little children of mine. But no one will be able to resist the power of the Spirit which I will obtain for them. Oh, and even they in great part will be called to the ultimate testimony. But their blood will wash and purify this world, so that from it a new world may be born, renewed in love and consecrated anew to the triumph of God!” (Gobbi: December 26, 1974; Feast of St. Stephen). “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians” – Tertullian.
Perhaps after this May, we will witness what Our Lady of Akita, Japan (October 13, 1973) said: “The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.” Perhaps in June of 2021 we will see the manifestation of the Antichrist (2Thess 2:3) (“The Great Deception of the Antichrist”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-great-deception-of-antichrist.html). Those who do not pray or do not pray sincerely (“MY will be done”, instead of “THY will be done”) will not be able to distinguish between the Truth and the beautiful lies of the Antichrist, no matter how intelligent the person might be or might think to be!
Before “the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition (the Antichrist) … only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed…” (2Thess 2:3-8). Above all what is “RESTRAINING” the “man of lawlessness” is the presence of Jesus Christ as the Truth (Jn 14:6) and especially His real presence in the Most Holy Eucharist of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; Satan seeks to trivialize both so as to deprive us of God’s guidance and His powerful protection and help. Before the manifestation of the Antichrist, “the continual burnt offering” (Dan 8:11; 12:11), will be taken away, and the “sacrifice and offering” will cease (Dan 9:27), which Jesus foretold (Mt 24:15). This sacrilege is the ultimate “ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION” (Mt 24:15; Mk 13:14; 2Thess 2:3-4; Dan 9:27; 11:31)! For the last three and a half years of this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21) “the continual burnt offering” (Dan 8:11; 12:11), that is the VALID Holy Mass, THE EUCHARIST, will be TAKEN AWAY, in a sly and disguised way, in all the public churches in the world (Dan 12:11; Rev 13:5) (“The Abomination of Desolation”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2018/04/the-abomination-of-desolation.html)!
Let us pray for each other so that we might later be “clothed in white robes” (…) after coming “out of the great tribulation” (Rev 7:9-17) for all eternity!
Mary is the great general with more than five stars in this great battle between “the woman clothed with the sun” and the “great red dragon” (Rev 12), not a particular priest such as Father Joe or Don Minutella or Don Laurent L. or the Bishop Fellay (the superior of the SSPX)!!! With the “Arch of the Covenant” of the Old Testament the walls of Jericho came tumbling down (Joshua 5:13 – 6:27). The “Arch of the Covenant” of the New Testament is Mary, who carried in her womb God for nine months. How many times in the Blue Book Our Lady tells us that WE PRIESTS MUST BECOME LITTLE CHILDREN in the arms of Mary, repeated often by Don Stefano Gobbi, “two month old babies in the arms of Our Lady”! It is Our Lady who God has chosen to crush the head of the serpent (Satan) in the period of time (Gen 3:15)!
When will the Queen of Heaven and Earth intervene?
“These children of mine should not be afraid to give themselves to me completely. They are now living in times of great confusion; in many of them faith in my Son and trust in me is diminishing. Bad example is everywhere increasing, and how discouraged are many of them becoming discouraged! This is the time to call on me, to yearn for me; this is all I am waiting for in order to reveal myself to them. That which most touches my Heart is TO HEAR THEM CRY LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN. Can a mother not be moved before her little child who is crying? Behold: when everything will have come tumbling down, ALL THAT WILL REMAIN WILL BE THE STRENGTH OF THEIR TEARS that will compel me to intervene in an amazing and terrible way. And my triumph will begin with these beloved sons, my priests.” (February 23, 1974; “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
Our Lady continually tells us to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and live this consecration of obedience and total trust in our heavenly Mother. “This is the moment for all to take refuge in me, because I am the Ark of the New Covenant. At the time of Noah, immediately before the flood, those whom the Lord had destined to survive his terrible chastisement entered into the ark. In these your times, I am inviting all my beloved children to enter into the Ark of the New Covenant which I have built in MY IMMACULATE HEART for you, that they may be assisted by me to carry the bloody burden of the great trial, which precedes the coming of the day of the Lord.” (“To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; July 30, 1986; March 15, 1993).
If you might like to use the Consecration formula to the Immaculate Heart of Mary used in the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP), visit: http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/2015/10/our-lady-priests-appendix.html.
SAINT PADRE PIO said: “It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the HOLY MASS.” This saint also said: “The ROSARY is the weapon for these times”!
“Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Lk 21:28).
Father Joseph Dwight
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Our Lady communicated to Don Stefano Gobbi on November 22, 1992 (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons” (http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“My beloved ones and children consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, listen to the words of your heavenly Mother, who is gently preparing you and leading you to live through these events, because the times which were foretold to you by the prophet Zechariah have now come. `An oracle of the Lord: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be completely scattered; and then I will turn my hand against the little ones. `An oracle of the Lord: In all the land, two thirds of them will be cut off and perish; and one third shall be left. `I will pass this third through fire; I will refine it as silver is refined, test it as gold is tested. `It will call upon my Name, and I will hear it; I will say:”This is my people.” And it will say: “The Lord is my God.” ‘ (cf. Zech 13:7-9)”
“I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be completely scattered; and then I will turn my hand against the little ones”. I believe that this coincides well with the prophecies of the FALSE POPE, who will corrupt “the little one”, especially those who have been abandoned by their parents and their pastors who have the vocation from God to protect the souls entrusted to them.
“Two thirds of them will be cut off and perish…” This means two thirds will lose their immortal souls in this period, and the third that saves their souls will pass “through fire; I will refine it as silver is refined, test it as gold is tested”! Right now there are very few people who have the courage to take the risk to open their eyes to the signs of the times so as not to be hypocrites (Lk 12:56; Mt 16:3; 24:32-33,51), to go against the tide of the great majority, strongly manipulated by the highly controlled mass media, who have taken the easy way of being “politically correct”, and in particular today, in the Catholic Church (“Politically Correct in the Church – EWTN”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/10/politically-correct-in-church-ewtn.html)! In this period of the crucifixion of the Church, the purification of the Church and of the world, we are called to not flee from the sufferings that Jesus offers and shares with us, but to offer our lives for the Body of Christ, the Church, as did Mary, the “Queen of martyrs”, at the foot of the cross with Jesus totally covered with blood and wounds and humiliations and abandoned by almost everyone. Thus most of the very few who remain faithful to the uncomfortable truth in this period will later offer with their blood the grace for the conversion of many others so as to arrive to the prophesied one third who will save their immortal souls for all eternity. “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians” – Tertullian.
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The Church’s ultimate trial
675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.  The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth  will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. the supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. 
676 The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgement. the Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism,  especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism. 
677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection.  The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven.  God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgement after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world. 
CCC 675-677; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM
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Regarding this period of great crisis, Our Lady revealed to Don Stefano Gobbi:
“MY ADVERSARY WILL ONE DAY THINK THAT HE IS CELEBRATING A COMPLETE VICTORY: over the world, over the Church, over souls. It will be only then that I will intervene – terrible and victorious – that his defeat may be all the greater when he is certain in his conviction that he has conquered once for all. What is in preparation is so extraordinary that its like has never happened since the creation of the world. That is why everything has already been predicted in the Bible. The terrible struggle between me, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, and “the Red Dragon”, Satan, who has now succeeded in seducing many souls…” (October 18, 1975; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
Visit also the messages of June 1989 which explain in rather great detail the prophecies of the Book of Revelation.
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I was asked to be the moderator of a rather large group in Facebook, “Catholic Prayer” (more than 200,000 members), with a cover image of the “Lord’s Prayer”. I immediately posted a “Pinned Announcement”:
If you want to enter this group, please answer the three questions. Please do not ask to join this group if the following is not your intention:
The cover image of this group is the Lord’s Prayer. Hopefully this group is to help people not just to SAY the Our Father, to give “lip service” to God, but to LIVE the Our Father: “THY will be done”, not “MY will be done”. Years ago, the second question of the Catholic Catechism for children was: “Why did God create you?” As children we responded: “To know, to love and to serve God and to be happy with God in heaven forever.” For a great number of Catholics and Christians today, religion exists to serve oneself, not to “serve God”, not to help us discover God’s holy will for each of us and to help us live God’s holy will which is the best thing for each of us, since God loves us. But to do God’s will, we must be thankful to God and love God and say “NO” everyday to our egoism with the help of God’s grace through prayer (especially the Holy Rosary) and the Holy Sacraments, especially the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Most Holy Eucharist. Throughout the centuries of human existence, God has revealed His saving Truth, which makes us truly free” (Jn 8:32); we call this Divine Revelation. God sent His Son Jesus who founded a Church, the Catholic Church, to guide us in interpreting Divine Revelation according to God, not according to the very numerous opinions of men and women, who are very often not inspired by pure love of God and neighbor, nor by true humility. Divine Revelation has been written down, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit for 2000 years, in the documents of the Church, and well summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC; ed. 1992, promulgated by Pope John Paul II; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM).
We are living in a world more full of falsehoods than ever before – beautiful deadly lies from “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44), presented as if they were the truth, hidden destructive deceptions – such as the devil, hell and sin no longer exist!!! The great majority of the pastors today “are all DUMB DOGS, they cannot bark” (Is 56:10) to warn the sheep of the very sly wolf, Satan! These poor pastors, who seek to please men instead of God (Jn 5:44; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18; Gal 1:10), offer misguided compassion and half truths (which are worse than lies!), especially to speak only about mercy without “GO AND SIN NO MORE” (Jn 8:11; 5:14)! Our Lady continually asks us to pray for priests and bishops!
If we need to clarify the immutable Truth (from God, not man) that sets us truly free (Jn 8:32), we can go to the CCC. But the main focus of this group is to LIVE these precious and saving truths in our daily lives so as to help each other become true saints in faith, hope, charity and true humility, so as to arrive one day to “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1Cor 2:9; Is 64:3; Jer 3:16)!
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Some have asked what are the three questions that pop up when a person asks to join this group for the first time:
1. Are you Catholic or do you want to know more about the Catholic Church?
2. Are you seeking to discover God’s holy will for you and to try to live His holy Will, or is religion something that exists to serve only what you want?
3. Do you desire to deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow Jesus (Lk 9:23; Mt 16:24) with the help of His Holy Mother Mary, or do you desire to follow only Jesus Risen, and not Jesus Crucified?
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SATAN WILL RECRUIT THE FALSE PROPHET FROM OUR CATHOLIC BISHOPS!
The Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, wrote in 1948:
“[Satan] will set up a counter church which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and EMPTIED OF ITS DIVINE CONTENT.”
“We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces – the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ – are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest.”
“The False prophet will have A RELIGION WITHOUT A CROSS. A RELIGION WITHOUT A WORLD TO COME. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit Church.”
“Christ’s Church the Catholic Church will be one; and the false Prophet will create the other.”
“THE FALSE CHURCH WILL BE WORLDLY, ECUMENICAL, AND GLOBAL. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions, forming some type of global association.”
“A world parliament of Churches. It will be emptied of all Divine content, it will be the mystical body of the anti-christ. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot, and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from our Bishops.”
“THE ANTICHRIST WILL NOT BE SO CALLED; OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE NO FOLLOWERS. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himself as “I am Who am,” and the Devil as “I am who am not.”
“Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first “red.” Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as “the Prince of this world,” whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. HIS LOGIC IS SIMPLE: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge, and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, OUR LORD TELLS US THAT HE WILL BE SO MUCH LIKE HIMSELF THAT HE WOULD DECEIVE EVEN THE ELECT – and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion???”
(Communism and the Conscience of the West, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis, 1948, pp. 24-25)
The “Prophecy of Saint Francis” (Assisi) tells us (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-st-francis.html):
“2. The power of the demons will be greater than usual, the immaculate purity of our religious community and of others, will withered to the point that very few Christians will want to obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with a sincere heart and perfect charity. At the decisive moment of this crisis, a personage not canonically elected, raised to the Pontificate, will endeavor to administer shrewdly to many the mortal poison of his error.
7. Some preachers will keep silent about the truth and, denying the truth, they will trample upon the truth. The sanctity of life will be held in derision by those who only profess it outwardly, and for this reason Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a worthy Pastor, but a destroyer.”
Pope Benedict XVI INVITED CARDINAL BIFFI TO OFFER THE ANNUAL LENTEN RETREAT for the Pope and the top members of the Vatican (Feb. 27, 2007). The cardinal speaks often on the theme of the Antichrist. The Times of London reported in 2004 that the Cardinal described the Antichrist as “walking among us”. “Days will come in Christianity in which they will try to reduce the salvific event to a mere series of values.” It is a key passage in the last work of Vladimir Soloviev, “Tale of the Antichrist”, at the center of Cardinal James Biffi’s reflections. The Russian philosopher, who died in the year 1900 with great acumen, had prophesied the tragedies of the 20th century. In the “Tale of the Antichrist”, recalled the cardinal, “THE ANTICHRIST PRESENTS HIMSELF AS PACIFIST, ECOLOGIST AND ECUMENIST. He will convoke an ecumenical council and will seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions, granting something to each one. The masses will follow him, with the exception of small groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants who will resist and will say to the Antichrist: ‘You give us everything, except what interests us, Jesus Christ’.” For Cardinal Biffi, this narrative is a warning: ‘Today, in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity which puts aside Jesus with his cross and resurrection’.
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HERE ARE A FEW ARTICLES that might shed light on the real motive of the corona virus created by the elite of the world:
How COVID-19 is a crisis fit for a ‘New World Order’
March 29, 2020
Il Coronavirus e la persecuzione verso i fedeli cattolici
29 marzo 2020
Intervista al vescovo Athanasius Schneider – la pandemia da coronavirus e la Chiesa
29 marzo 2020
A REMNANT INTERVIEW: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Church’s handling of Coronavirus
March 29, 2020
Manufactured Pandemic – Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19
March 27, 2020
Bill Gates – We won’t return to normal until ‘broad vaccination has taken place’
April 8, 2020
Bill Gates – God Father of the Worldwide Coronavirus Panic
March 25, 2020
Liberal billionaire George Soros is taking advantage of COVID-19 to reshape America
April 6, 2020
Is It Possible That COVID-19 Isn’t as Bad as We Have Been Told
April 7, 2020
Trump Administration Opposes Bill Gates’ Vaccine Tracking System on ‘Personal Liberty’ Grounds
April 10, 2020
Bill Gates – We need a global government
February 24, 2020
ITS BEGUN – law put forth in Denmark for forced vaccinations or imprisonments
April 14, 2020
Roger Stone – Bill Gates may have created coronavirus to microchip people
April 13, 2020
Bill Gates – the Catholic Religion may have to be suspended for ever
April 5, 2020
Bill Gates – We Must Depopulate Africa To Save Europe
July 14, 2017
Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines
Bill Gates says we need a nationwide shutdown for at least 10 more weeks to fight coronavirus – ‘The window for making important decisions hasn’t closed’
April 2, 2020
China’s Xi Writes Thank-You Letter to Bill Gates for Virus Help
February 22, 2020
Dr Anthony Fauci Plotted ‘Global Vaccine Action Plan’ with Bill Gates Before Pushing COVID Panic
April 6, 2020
Frederick Taylor Gates Grandfather of Bill Gates Wiki
Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers claims Bill Gates and George Soros are behind coronavirus
March 16, 2020
Jewish Bill Gates – Crypto-Jew, Pseudo-Christian
September 30, 2014
Madonna donates $1m to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help create coronavirus vaccine
April 5, 2020
Madonna joins Bill Gates’ fight to fund coronavirus vaccine
April 4, 2020
Bill Gates elected as member of China’s academic institution
November 27, 2017
Corona Bologna Italy – The Truth begins to leak out
March 17, 2020
CORONAGATE – The Truth Emerges
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus – Messe sospese in tutta Italia
da Aldo Maria Valli, 8 marzo 2020
Coronavirus and divine chastisement
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus crisis proves we live in a godless society and need Jesus more than ever
March 16, 2020
Rush Limbaugh Floats Theory That Coronavirus Deaths Are Being Inflated to Push an Agenda
April 2, 2020
Sen John Kennedy Says World Economy Will Collapse If the US Is Not Reopened
April 16, 2020
Don Colamonaco – ‘La CEI è troppo obbediente e ossequiosa al governo’
18 aprile 2020
Carabinieri In Chiesa-Intervista A Don Lino Viola
20 aprile 2020
Messa Negata, Ora Di Cambiare – Brescia, Piacenza, Prato, Cerveteri
16 aprile 2020, da Marco Tosatti
Il Presidente Mirabelli (C Cost) – ‘lo Stato non può limitare la libertà religiosa e di culto’
22 aprile 2020
Messa interrotta, tra reato e abuso di potere – ma il vescovo scarica don Lino
21 aprile 2020
Il Carabiniere In Chiesa, Avanguardia Dell’orda – Maurizio Blondet
22 aprile 2020
Are globalists using coronavirus crisis as battering ram to destroy, remake world order?
April 17, 2020
Funerale a un Gran Maestro massone nella Cattedrale di Perugia
16 ottobre 2029
Il provvedimento sulle intercettazioni è legge
28 febbraio 2020
La pandemia approfondisce la crisi finanziaria della Chiesa cattolica, dal Vaticano alle parrocchie
26 aprile 2020
Massoneria, a Perugia la festa per i 300 anni – UmbriaOn
21 giugno 2017
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates And His Insane Quest To Sterilize And Depopulate The World Through Eugenics Revealed
February 13, 2015
Paolo Brosio – ‘i vescovi hanno consegnato le tonache al Nuovo Umanesimo di Conte’ 200423
Project Blue Beam conspiracy theory suggests NASA has secret plans to create new world order
October 26, 2015
US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as ‘Coronavirus’
April 10, 2020
Agenda 21 – eliminazione del 95% della popolazione mondiale nel 2030
10 ottobre 2019
Bishop Schneider – Govt’s are using COVID-19 as pretext to ‘persecute’ Church
April 28, 2020
Did Bill Gates Just Reveal the Reason Behind the Lock-Downs
April 4, 2020
I 21 obiettivi degli illuminati
12 marzo 2018
Liberal billionaire George Soros is taking advantage of COVID-19 to reshape America
April 6, 2020
Next in Coronavirus Tyranny – Forced Vaccinations and ‘Digital Certificates’ by Ron Paul
April 27, 2020
Catholic Church angry after Italian government refuses to lift ban on religious services
April 27, 2020
Barr calls stay-at-home orders ‘disturbingly close to house arrest’
April 1, 2020
George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America
January 25, 2020
La ‘coach’ di Greta e` una operativa di Soros e Bill Gates
25 settembre 2019
La Regione Marche ‘LIBERA’ La Messa – I Vescovi Rifiutano
2 maggio 2020, da Marco Tosatti
Lockdown della fede – Non avete capito niente
2 maggio 2020
Ordinanza divieto di installazione sul territorio comunale di impianti di tecnologia 5G
24 aprile 2020
Pope Benedict XVI knew what he was doing, and knows he remains the Vicar of Jesus Christ
April 23, 2020
Putin Bans Bill Gates And Microsoft From Russia
October 2, 2016
Sarah – profanities have to stop, the Eucharist isn’t negotiable
May 2, 2020
Tunnel di New York sotto assedio contro la rete dei pedo-satanisti – Trump a capo delle forze speciali dei Navy Seals nell’operazione ‘Q-Force
3 aprile 2020
Vaccino per il Covid-19, telefonata tra Bill Gates e Giuseppe Conte
1 maggio 2020
Archbishop calls for mass exorcism – ‘The Evil One has gone into a frenzy’
April 10, 2020
Bill Gates says the world will need 7 billion vaccine doses to end COVID-19 pandemic
April 30, 2020
Henry Kissinger & Bill Gates Call For Mass Vaccination & Global Governance (Mark of the Beast)
April 5, 2020
Police fine priest and quarantine him for carrying crucifix through the streets
April 6, 2020
“Io multato per aver benedetto la città, ma non pagherò: vogliono punire la Chiesa”
6 aprile 2020
Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel’s help
October 8, 2018
Pope calls on scientists to ensure COVID-19 vaccine reaches every country of the world
May 3, 2020
Pope says coronavirus vaccine must be shared worldwide
May 3, 2020
Vaccino anti-Covid, Italia in prima fila con 130 milioni – Telefonata Conte-Gates
2 maggio 2020
Bill Gates Laying Foundation for Mark of the Beast
April 20, 2020
Ex-pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to silence him
May 4, 2020
Vaticano, l’accusa di Ratzinger – ‘Mi vogliono silenziare’
4 maggio 2020
Il vaccino di Gates modifica il DNA – scienziati ed esperti di etica danno l’allarme
4 maggio 2020
L’allarme di Vargas Llosa – ‘Pandemia pretesto per l’autoritarismo’
24 aprile 2020
Soros – Trump Will ‘Disappear’ In 2020, Or Even Sooner
January 27, 2018
Trump Si Oppone Al Sistema Di Tracciamento Dei Vaccini Di Bill Gates
15 aprile 2020
Yore – China’s Pact to Persecute Catholics
May 4, 2020
China launches ‘crusade’ against Christianity, begins to remove crosses from churches across the country
May 2, 2020
Former Pope Benedict XVI Just Connected Gay Marriage With The Antichrist
May 4, 2020
La guerra di Trump contro l’OMS, Bill Gates e i poteri forti video Attivo-TV
17 aprile 2020
Lo Stato in sagrestia e la Cei esulta – avremo le Messe, ma non la libertà
8 maggio 2020
Non Sanno Piu’ Cosa Fare Per Frenare La Terapia – Maurizio Blondet
6 maggio 2020
Pope Benedict – I resigned, but I kept ‘spiritual dimension’ of papacy
May 6, 2020
Benedetto XVI: “Ho rinunciato, ma sono ancora papa sotto il profilo spirituale”
6 maggio 2020
Pope gifts funds to transgender community
May 1, 2020
Viganò Warns of Manufactured Panic
May 7, 2020
Why Cdl Sarah is right to denounce ‘take-out’ Communion in plastic bag as ‘insane’
May 4, 2020
Bishop Schneider explains the ‘true face of Freemasonry’
May 8, 2020
Coronavirus – Bill Gates says 7bn people will need Covid-19 vaccine and it will take 18 months
May 9, 2020
Il marchio della bestia è pronto e molti correranno a riceverlo – Ci sarà una struttura chiamata 5G che attiverà il marchio della bestia per il controllo, anche fino alla morte per molti
10 maggio 2020
Pope Benedict XVI signals he was forced from power, in new Biography
May 2, 2020
Pope Benedict XVI Warns of Coming ‘Global Humanistic Dictatorship’
May 7, 2020
Pope says coronavirus vaccine must be shared worldwide
May 4, 2020
The Ambitions of Bill and Melinda Gates – Controlling Population and Public Education
March 25, 2013
Mark of the Beast – Microchips to replace credit cards, car keys
January 11, 2019
Bill Gates affronta un processo in India per aver sperimentato dei vaccini in modo illegale su bambine di famiglie marginali
1 novembre 2014