FRANCIS AND THE GREAT SHIPWRECK

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…the true friends are not those who flatter the Pope,
but those who help him with the truth
and with theological and human competence. 
—Cardinal Müller, Corriere della Sera, Nov. 26, 2017;
from the Moynihan Letters, #64, Nov. 27th, 2017

Dear children, the Great Vessel and a Great Shipwreck;
this is the [cause of] suffering for men and women of faith. 
—Our Lady to Pedro Regis, October 20th, 2020;
countdowntothekingdom.com

WITHIN the culture of Catholicism has been an unspoken “rule” that one must never criticize the Pope. Generally speaking, it is wise to refrain from criticizing our spiritual fathers. However, those who turn this into an absolute expose a grossly exaggerated understanding of papal infallibility and come dangerously close to a form of idolatry — papalotry — that elevates a pope to an emperor-like status where everything he utters is infallibly divine. But even a novice historian of Catholicism will know that popes are very human and prone to mistakes — a reality that began with Peter himself:

And when Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong. (Galatians 2:11)

The post-Pentecost Peter… is that same Peter who, for fear of the Jews, belied his Christian freedom (Galatians 2 11–14); he is at once a rock and a stumbling-block. And has it not been thus throughout the history of the Church that the Pope, the successor of Peter, has been at once Petra and Skandalon—both the rock of God and a stumbling block? —POPE BENEDICT XIV, from Das neue Volk Gottes, p. 80ff

Popes have made and make mistakes and this is no surprise. Infallibility is reserved ex cathedra [“from the seat” of Peter, that is, proclamations of dogma based on Sacred Tradition]. No popes in the history of the Church have ever made ex cathedra errors. —Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, theologian and patristics expert

That is both a reassuring but also cautionary statement.

When we see this in the facts of history, we are not celebrating men but praising the Lord, who does not abandon the Church and who desired to manifest that he is the rock through Peter, the little stumbling stone: “flesh and blood” do not save, but the Lord saves through those who are flesh and blood. To deny this truth is not a plus of faith, not a plus of humility, but is to shrink from the humility that recognizes God as he is. Therefore the Petrine promise and its historical embodiment in Rome remain at the deepest level an ever-renewed motive for joy; the powers of hell will not prevail against it —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Called to Communion, Understanding the Church Today, Ignatius Press, p. 73-74

However, Christ’s Petrine promises do not guarantee that a pope cannot make serious errors in judgment or fall into grave sin. As such, even the laity may be required to publicly address these contradictions when the salvation and welfare of our fellow man are at stake:

Christ’s faithful are at liberty to make known their needs, especially their spiritual needs, and their wishes to the Pastors of the Church. They have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to their Pastors, and take into account both the common good and dignity of individuals. Code of Canon Law, 212

Recently, the Pope has made statements in books and media that have created tremendous controversy and confusion. But theologian Fr. Tim Finigan states:

…if you are troubled by some statements that Pope Francis has made in his recent interviews, it is not disloyalty, or a lack of Romanita to disagree with the details of some of the interviews which were given off-the-cuff. Naturally, if we disagree with the Holy Father, we do so with the deepest respect and humility, conscious that we may need to be corrected. However, papal interviews do not require either the assent of faith that is given to ex cathedra statements or that internal submission of mind and will that is given to those statements that are part of his non-infallible but authentic magisterium. —Fr. Tim Finigan, tutor in Sacramental Theology at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh; from The Hermeneutic of Community, “Assent and Papal Magisterium”, October 6th, 2013; http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.co.uk

Forgive me for such a lengthy introduction, but it is necessary. For what needs to be said, while grave in nature, is intended to help the Church “with the truth and with theological and human competence,” insofar as I am able. For what is unfolding this hour is the spread of global Communism under two pretences which, tragically, have been wholly endorsed by Pope Francis himself…

OVERSTEPPING PAPAL PREROGATIVE?

I. Climate Change

In his Encyclical Letter Laudato si’, Pope Francis warns about the limitations of the Church’s voice in secular matters:

Here I would state once more that the Church does not presume to settle scientific questions or to replace politics. But I am concerned to encourage an honest and open debate so that particular interests or ideologies will not prejudice the common good. —Laudato si’n. 188

At the same time, the document then takes a position on the controversial and fraud-ridden science behind man-made (anthropogenic) “global warming.”[1] 

The same mindset which stands in the way of making radical decisions to reverse the trend of global warming also stands in the way of achieving the goal of eliminating poverty. —Laudato si’n. 175

This led Cardinal George Pell to issue a balancing statement:

It’s got many, many interesting elements. There are parts of it which are beautiful. But the Church has no particular expertise in science… the Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters. We believe in the autonomy of science. —Cardinal Pell, Religious News Service, July 17th, 2015; relgionnews.com

At the heart of the encyclical is a belief that unmitigated anthropogenic warming would harm the poor, and hence, “radical decisions” must be taken. As such, Francis went on to openly promote The Paris Agreement, which actually imposes taxes on the poor (such as increased fuel costs) and is attached to the population control agendas of the United Nations “sustainable development” goals that frequently have the “overpopulation” of third world countries in their sights. 

Dear friends, time is running out! …A carbon pricing policy is essential if humanity wants to use the resources of creation wisely… the effects on the climate will be catastrophic if we exceed the 1.5ºC threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement goals. —POPE FRANCIS, June 14th, 2019; Brietbart.com

This plea left many Catholic faithful perplexed. For while encouraging “honest and open debate” the Holy Father was now decidedly aligning with global forces with “particular interests or ideologies” that not only contradicted Catholic teaching but were actively crushing any attempt at honest and open debate.

The Vatican’s position was based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data, which is troubling, since the IPCC has been discredited on numerous occasions. Dr. Frederick Seitz, a world-famous physicist and former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, criticized the 1996 IPCC report that used selective data and doctored graphs: “I have never witnessed a more disturbing corruption of the peer review process than events that led to this IPCC report,” he lamented.[2] In 2007, the IPCC had to correct a report that exaggerated the pace of melt of the Himalayan glaciers and that wrongly claimed they could all vanish by 2035.[3] The IPCC was recently caught again exaggerating global warming data in a report rushed through in order to influence The Paris Agreement. That report fudged data in order to suggest no ‘pause‘ in global warming has occurred since the turn of this millennium.[4] In fact, IPCC member Ottmar Edenhofer admitted altogether:

…one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy.  Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth… —dailysignal.com, November 19th, 2011

Let that sink in. Because you’re going to hear this theme re-emerge again.

What has followed in the mainstream media is by now incredibly familiar: fear-mongering, exaggerated predictions, fudged statistics, and censorship as those controlling the global warming narrative have forbidden debate and punished climatologists who would dare disagree. Perhaps most appalling is that “greenhouse gases” have been treated as if they are toxic. On the contrary, higher concentrations of carbon dioxide mean better growing conditions around the globe. Ironically, it was environmentalists sounding the alarm, warning that the poor would be hurt the most by adopting expensive and environmentally destructive energy alternatives such as solar power and wind mills. 

We do not have any scientific proof that we are the cause of the global warming that has occurred in the last 200 years…The alarmism is driving us through scare tactics to adopt energy policies that are going to create a huge amount of energy poverty among the poor people. It’s not good for people and it’s not good for the environment…In a warmer world we can produce more food. —Dr. Patrick Moore, Fox Business News with Stewart Varney, January 2011; Forbes.com

II. COVID-19

Then came the “pandemic.”

From day one, just a basic reading of the daily news suggested something utterly bizarre was afoot — from the origins of the virus,[5] to the way governments responded, to the way established science was utterly discarded and draconian measures implemented against the entire general public (watch Following the Science?). Once again, anyone who questioned the media’s narrative was censored, punished, and marginalized — as if “honest and open debate” would kill people. As a result, many protested against the government’s obvious overreach of quarantining the healthy, of forcing them to wear masks contrary to science (and causing documented harm), and closing churches while liquor stores and abortuaries remained open.

But instead of rebuking governments, the faithful were stunned to watch nearly every cleric from the Pope, down to the village pastor, agree to restricting the faithful’s access to the sacraments.

What do you think the Lord would say about the universal sacramental shutdown within the Church that has deprived the faithful — among them many elderly and dying people — of the sacraments across the world? Such a thing has never happened in the 2,000-year history of the Church, not even in the hardest times of war, plague, and persecution. What would have happened if the Church had intensified its sacramental life? But instead, it acted according to the general secular logic, which does not know faith and causes the shutdown of the sacraments and the desolation of the places of pilgrimage, among other things (cf. the empty St. Peter’s Square). Nevertheless, on March 25 of last year, Pope Francis urged us to ask God for the end of the pandemic worldwide. So to what do our faith and reason have to refer: to trust in our own measures, which did not achieve the desired effect but caused enormous damage, or to God’s supernatural help? — His Excellency Marian Eleganti, auxiliary bishop of Chur, Switzerland; April 22nd, 2021; lifesitenews.com

In fact, two United Nations agencies warned that the unprecedented lockdown of healthy populations could lead to a “doubling of world poverty” and a further “135 million” to starve to death.[6] How could world leaders, much less the Pope, think this was a good idea? What happened to our “preferential option for the poor”? What about those losing their businesses and livelihoods due to prolonged lockdowns? And what about those thousands who were dying because of delayed surgeries? What about the skyrocketing mental health issues and a potential explosion of suicides?[7] What about the deaths through a pandemic of drug abuse? David Redman, a former head of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, writes in his recent paper: “Canada’s Deadly Response to COVID-19”:

The Canadian “lockdown” response will kill at least 10 times more than it might have saved from the actual virus, COVID-19. The unconscionable use of fear during an emergency, to ensure compliance, has caused a breach in confidence in government that will last a decade or more. The damage to our democracy will last at least a generation. —July 2021, page 5, “Canada’s Deadly Response to COVID-19”

Is the Pope unaware of all these realities? If so, that is not the case with every shepherd. French Bishop Marc Aillet warned that the dangerously myopic approach to “health” by government officials, focusing solely on COVID-19 to the exclusion of everything else, is leading to a social disaster.

There are many testimonies concerning the psychological disturbance and even the premature death of our elders. Little is said about the significant increase in depression among individuals who were unprepared. Psychiatric hospitals are overloaded here and there, psychologists’ waiting-rooms are crowded, a sign that French mental health is worsening – a cause for concern, as the Health Minister has just publicly acknowledged. There have been denunciations of the risk of “social euthanasia”, given estimations that 4 million of our fellow citizens find themselves in situations of extreme loneliness, not to mention the additional million in France who, since the first confinement, have fallen below the poverty threshold. And what about small businesses, the suffocation of small traders who will be forced to file for bankruptcy? …man is “one in body and soul”, it is not right to turn physical health into an absolute value to the point of sacrificing the psychological and spiritual health of citizens, and in particular to deprive them of freely practicing their religion, which experience proves to be essential for their equilibrium. Fear is not a good counsellor: it leads to ill-advised attitudes, it sets people against one another, it generates a climate of tension and even violence. We may well be on the verge of an explosion! —Bishop Marc Aillet for the diocesan magazine Notre Eglise (“Our Church”), December 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com

But instead of coming to the defence of these vulnerable groups and those demanding “honest and open debate” of the questionable “scientific” policies of governments, the Pope berated and belittled those sounding the alarm in a shocking rebuke:

Some of the protests during the coronavirus crisis have brought to the fore an angry spirit of victimhood, but this time among people who are victims only in their own imagination: those who claim, for example, that being forced to wear a mask is an unwarranted imposition by the state, yet who forget or do not care about those who cannot rely, for example, on social security or who have lost their jobs. With some exceptions, governments have made great efforts to put the well-being of their people first, acting decisively to protect health and to save lives… most governments acted responsibly, imposing strict measures to contain the outbreak. Yet some groups protested, refusing to keep their distance, marching against travel restrictions—as if measures that governments must impose for the good of their people constitute some kind of political assault on autonomy or personal freedom!… We spoke earlier of narcissism, of armor-plated selves, of people who live off grievance, thinking only of themselves… they are incapable of moving outside of their own little world of interests. —POPE FRANCIS, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future (pp. 26-28), Simon & Schuster (Kindle Edition)

That Pope Francis appeared completely out of touch with the valid concerns within his flock became an ominous sign that something was wrong at the Vatican. Those who thought the Church was going to stand in the corner of medical truth, freedom, and defence of the poor, were gravely mistaken — the opposite was happening. As Peter once denied and abandoned Christ, so too, many felt abandoned from that moment on by the Pope and those shepherds who, like him, would now simply echo the media’s highly controlled narrative.

A GRAVE TURN…

But all this would take on apocalyptic proportions when the Pope would state on Italian television:

I believe that ethically everyone must take the vaccine. It is the ethical choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others. I do not understand why some say that this could be a dangerous vaccine. If the doctors are presenting this to you as a thing that will go well and doesn’t have any special dangers, why not take it? There is a suicidal denialism that I would not know how to explain, but today, people must take the vaccine. —POPE FRANCIS, interview for Italy’s TG5 news program, January 19th, 2021; ncronline.com

This was a contradiction of the very guidelines of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), charged with doctrinal orthodoxy in the Catholic Church:

…practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary. — “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines”, n. 6 (emphasis mine)

The confusion was immediate. For one, many bishops weren’t convinced that taking a “vaccine” that utilized aborted fetal cells was ethical, period. 

I won’t be able to take a vaccine, I just won’t brothers and sisters, and I encourage you not to if it was developed with material from stem cells that were derived from a baby that was aborted… it is morally unacceptable for us. —Bishop Joseph Brennan, Diocese of Fresno, California; November 20th, 2020; youtube.com

…those who knowingly and voluntarily receive such vaccines enter into a kind of concatenation, albeit very remote, with the process of the abortion industry. The crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind of concatenation with this crime, even a very remote one, is immoral and cannot be accepted under any circumstances by a Catholic once he has become fully aware of it. —Bishop Athanasius Schneider, December 11th, 2020; crisismagazine.com

Second, the Holy Father surprisingly ran roughshod over individual conscience, which is a violation of Catholic teaching and basic medical ethics.

Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. “He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1782

The consequences of the Pontiff’s statement have been catastrophic. For one, countless doctors, nurses, professors, etc. and even priests are being fired from their positions as vaccine mandates sweep throughout the world. I am daily hearing agonizing stories now of fathers and mothers facing nearly impossible odds as they are left in the cold for deciding against this medical intervention. In fact, while typing this paragraph, my nephew called to say his wife is going to be dismissed from her college unless she is injected. She’s already had COVID and most likely has strong and durable immunity, which no longer apparently matters (which is a complete contradiction of the science of immunology). And then there is this Canadian University professor…

Some are even being told that a religious exemption is null and void since “The Pope said that they are mandatory.” The utter silence of the hierarchy in the face of this medical apartheid is inexplicable. That such a gross injustice is taking place, sometimes abetted by bishops or cardinals themselves, is perhaps one of the greatest signs of our times that a mass deception is taking place. Ironically, it’s not the shepherds but scientists who are warning the flock of the gathering wolves of medical tyranny:

There’s a mass psychosis. It’s akin to what happened in German society before and during World War II where normal, decent people were turned into aides and “just following orders” type of mentality that led to genocide. I see now that same paradigm happening. –Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, MD, August 14th, 2021; 35:53, Stew Peters Show

It’s a disturbia. It’s maybe a group neurosis. It is something that’s come over the minds of people all over the world. Whatever is going on is going on in the tiniest island in the Philippines and Indonesia, the smallest little village in Africa and South America. It’s all the same — it’s come over the entire world. —Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, August 14th, 2021; 40:44, Perspectives on the Pandemic, Episode 19

As one person asked, “What is the difference between a Yellow Star and a Vaccine Passport? 82 years“.

The very arguments the Pope used to state that an ethical obligation exists were also flawed from the start. To begin with, these so-called “vaccines”, which are actually gene therapies according to the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., [8] are still in clinical trials until 2023. By definition, they are experimental until all the safety data is reported and the long term effects evaluated. Therefore, to suggest that they have no “special dangers” is a contradiction.

In order to even consider these particular injections, that utilized the remains of an aborted child, the CDF said they may only be considered under specific conditions, including the following:

In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good may recommend vaccination…  “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines”, n. 6

This is not the case. Many antiviral treatments — most of them suppressed and censored by the mainstream media and even health bodies — are curing people and reducing hospitalizations by as much as 85% (see n.9 in Top Ten Pandemic Fables). That these effective treatments have been withheld from the public is criminal… and yet, the Church has remained silent about it — presumably because no one has researched this?

Finally, in what is the most tragic irony — it turns out that it actually is suicidal for some to take these injections, as we now see in government data from around the world that reveals astonishing and unprecedented deaths and injuries after injection (see The Tolls). The mainstream media, obsessed with counting “cases” and “COVID deaths”, are suddenly stone quiet about these disturbing statistics, which has led one of the most cited doctors in the National Library of Medicine to conclude:

It’s going to go down in history as the most dangerous biological-medicinal product rollout in human history. —Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, July 21st, 2021, Stew Peters Show, rumble.com at 17:38

Why, then, are world leaders recklessly pushing this experiment forward? Just as there are indeed ideologies driving climate change policy, so too with vaccines. Just as “global warming” is a front for Marxist economic reform,[9] so too, are these “vaccines” that the public is being forced to line up for, in what will be an endless stream of mandatory booster shots — and massive profits for pharmaceutical companies and their investors.[10] In a recent statement by Kristalina Georgieva, Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we get an honest confession of what the overarching goal really is — and it’s not health:

This year, next year, vaccine policy is economic policy, and it is even a higher priority than the traditional tools of fiscal and monetary policy. Why? Because without it, we cannot turn the fate of the world economy around. —August 27th, 2021; australianvoice.livejournal.com

Ah, “for the love of money is the root of all evils,” wrote St. Paul. [11] This is not about turning a pandemic around, but turning the world upside down in what is called the “Great Reset“… And according to global leaders, we must throw every caution to the wind and rush at “Warp Speed” into the “Fourth Industrial Revolution“.[12] 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is literally, as they say, a transformative revolution, not just in terms of the tools that you will use to modify your environment, but for the first time in human history to modify human beings themselves. —Dr. Miklos Lukacs de Pereny, research professor of science and technology policy at Universidad San Martin de Porres in Peru; November 25th, 2020; lifesitenews.com

Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to ‘reset’ for… a more sustainable and inclusive future. In other words, the global pandemic is a wake-up call we cannot ignore… With the urgency that now exists around avoiding irreversible damage to our planet, we must put ourselves on what can only be described as a war footing. —dailymail.com, September 20th, 2020

THE GREAT RESET… OF THE POPULATION?

So they were scattered for lack of a shepherd,
and became food for all the wild beasts. (Ezekiel 34:5)

There is no way easy way to say it. Whether the Pope is aware of what he’s promoting or not (and we give him the benefit of the doubt), the office of the Holy See is presently abetting one of the most subversive revolutions in world history — one, his predecessors warned of for over a century.

At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, April 20th, 1884

How important is the threat posed by speculative Freemasonry? Well, eight popes in seventeen official documents condemned it… over two hundred Papal condemnations issued by the Church either formally or informally… in less than three hundred years. —Stephen, Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head, MMR Publishing Company, p. 73

Make no mistake: those billionaire financiers pulling the strings of the IPCC, the WHO, the IMF, and the majority of national governments, see these “crises” as the perfect fodder for their global revolution.

Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be  impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary. And then came Covid-19, which has totally disrupted people’s lives and required very different behaviour. It is an unprecedented event that probably has never occurred in this combination. And it really endangers the survival of our civilization… we must find a way to cooperate on fighting climate change and the novel coronavirus. —George Soros, May 13th, 2020; independent.co.uk.

Freemason, Sir Henry Kissinger, says the “new normal” will be according to their “Enlightenment” values:

The reality is the world will never be the same after the coronavirus. To argue now about the past only makes it harder to do what has to be done… Addressing the necessities of the moment must ultimately be coupled with a global collaborative vision and program…We need to develop new techniques and technologies for infection control and commensurate vaccines across large populations [and] safeguard the principles of the liberal world order. The founding legend of modern government is a walled city protected by powerful rulers… Enlightenment thinkers reframed this concept, arguing that the purpose of the legitimate state is to provide for the fundamental needs of the people: security, order, economic well-being, and justice. Individuals cannot secure these things on their own… The world’s democracies need to defend and sustain their Enlightenment values… The Washington Post, April 3rd, 2020

This is the same Kissinger who said:

Depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World. — former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, National Security Memo 200, April 24, 1974, “Implications of world wide population growth for U.S. security & overseas interests”; National Security Council’s Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy

What has to be done — so we are told by the “philanthropist” almost singlehandedly funding the mass vaccination of the globe — is to reduce population growth: 

The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. —Bill Gates, TED talk, February 20th, 2010; cf. the 4:30 mark

The truth is that Gates has been obsessed with limiting the world’s population since he was a child, according to his father:

It’s an interest he has had since he was a kid. And he has friends who are interested in supporting research into world population problems, people whom he admires… —William Henry Gates, Sr., January 30th, 1998; salon.com

So why has the Vatican become the unofficial religious advertising agency for Gates and his fellow revolutionaries, many who are unequivocally pro-abortion/contraception and population control advocates (and invited to speak at the Vatican!)? Why is the Church giving its total trust and unwavering loyalty to the very global organizations that are invested in eugenics?[13]

FULFILLING FATIMA?

Nearly a hundred years earlier, Our Lady appeared in Fatima, Portugal where she warned just weeks before the Communist revolution there that, if the world did not repent, Russia “will spread her errors throughout the world.” Her message was by and large ignored, and thus twenty years later, Pope Pius XI would write of the…

…authors and abettors who considered Russia the best-prepared field for experimenting with a plan elaborated decades ago, and who from there continue to spread it from one end of the world to the other… Our words are now receiving sorry confirmation from the spectacle of the bitter fruits of subversive ideas, which We foresaw and foretold, and which are… threatening every other country of the world. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 24, 6

But part of Our Lady’s revelations involved a “third secret” — a message from Our Lady, apparently enclosed in an envelope, and then given to the popes by the seer Sr. Lucia. It was to be read after 1960. However, one-by-one, the popes decided not share it with the faithful. Rumours abounded that they found the content too troubling to make public. Perhaps the closest we came to learning its contents, or at least, an example of them, were in comments made to German pilgrims by the late St. John Paul II:

Given the seriousness of the contents, my predecessors in the Petrine office diplomatically preferred to postpone publication so as not to encourage the world power of Communism to make certain moves. On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this: if there is a message in which it is written that the oceans will flood whole areas of the earth, and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish, truly the publication of such a message is no longer something to be so much desired… The Still Hidden Secret, Christopher A. Ferrara, p. 37; cf. Fulda, Germany, Nov. 1980, published in the German Magazine, Stimme des Glaubens; cf. www.ewtn.com/library [14]

Then, in the year 2000, the Vatican published the supposed Third Secret in the form of a vision the children saw of an angel hovering above the earth with a flaming sword:

The Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God. —The Message of Fatima, July 13th, 1917; vatican.va

In a statement on the Vatican’s website, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone provided an interpretation suggesting that the vision had already been fulfilled by the attempted assassination of John Paul II. To say the least, many Catholics were left perplexed and unconvinced. Many felt there was nothing in this vision that was too astonishing to be revealed. What exactly disturbed popes so much that they kept the secret hidden all those years? It’s a fair question. American lawyer and journalist, Christopher A. Ferrara, investigated the many controversies surrounding the Third Secret. Among them, he recounts a conversation between Pope John Paul II and Sr. Lucia. 

As Sister Lucia informed Cardinal Oddi, while the Cardinal was in Fatima for the annual May 13th celebration of the apparitions in 1985, the Pope told her that the Secret had not been divulged “because it could be badly interpreted.” Here the Pope provided a further hint that the Secret would be embarrassing to Church authorities because it concerns a crisis of faith and discipline for which they themselves are responsible. —The Still Hidden Secret, Christopher A. Ferrara, p. 39

In 1995, Cardinal Luigi Ciappi, no less than the papal theologian to Popes Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II—a span of 40 years—made this revelation concerning the contents of the Secret, quotes Ferrara: “In the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church begins at the top.” [15] On May 13th, 2000, John Paul II linked Our Lady of Fatima to the “Woman clothed in the sun” in Revelation Chapter 12.[16] Two things of note is that the dragon’s tail sweeps “a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth,” an allusion to the apostasy of the shepherds (Rev 12:4; cf. When the Stars Fall). Second is that the dragon, who opposes the Woman, wishes to devour her offspring (Rev 12:4, 17) — a “conspiracy against life”, John Paul II would later write.[17]

According to Ferrara, it is believed that Our Lady included words along with the vision described by Sr. Lucia — and that this suppression of the text may be what actually contains the “too controversial” message. One can only speculate — and Ferrara builds a convincing case. But is it possible that Our Lady was describing a colossal failure of a future pope — one that would lead to a collapse in the faith?  

One could endlessly speculate, of course… a pope caught in sexual scandal, a pope acting for monetary gain, or a pope selling his authority for power, etc…. Sadly, these things have already happened in the Church’s history. But what would cause a massive “collapse of faith” or, as Our Lady has said repeatedly to Pedro Regis of Brazil this year, a massive shipwreck of the Great Vessel, the Barque of Peter? Is it possible that it could be the faithful discovering, far too late, that the Pope had unwittingly led them into a massive depopulation programme and economic slavery to a global health dictatorship (ie. the “beast”)? 

Recall again in the Fatima vision that the children saw this bishop in white, whom they perceived to be the pope: “half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way…” It’s not a matter of “if” this will happen. Already, open source government data shows that 14,000 have reportedly died after being inoculated in the United States; in Europe, that number is over 23,000 with millions of others reporting adverse injuries, tens of thousands of them permanently (see The Tolls). And this is just the beginning. As was stated by several leading scientists and experts in my documentary Following the Science?they fear that these mRNA gene therapies being mass injected into the population may actually be used for nefarious purposes. No less than the former Vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon, warns:

…if you wanted to introduce a characteristic which could be harmful and could even be lethal, you can even tune [the booster shot] to say ‘let’s put it in some gene that will cause liver injury over a nine-month period,’ or, ’cause your kidneys to fail but not until you encounter this kind of organism [that would be quite possible].’ Biotechnology provides you with limitless ways, frankly, to injure or kill billions of people…. I’m very worried … that pathway will be used for mass depopulation, because I can’t think of any benign explanation….

The eugenicists have got hold of the levers of power and this is a really artful way of getting you to line-up and receive some unspecified thing that will damage you. I have no idea what it will actually be, but it won’t be a vaccine because you don’t need one. And it won’t kill you on the end of the needle because you would spot that. It could be something that will produce normal pathology, it will be at various times between vaccination and the event, it will be plausibly deniable because there will be something else going on in the world at that time, in the context of which your demise, or that of your children will look normal. That’s what I would do if I wanted to get rid of 90 or 95% of the world’s population. And I think that’s what they’re doing.

I remind you of what happened in Russia in the 20th Century, what happened in 1933 to 1945, what happened in, you know, Southeast Asia in some of the most awful times in the post-war era. And, what happened in China with Mao and so on. We’ve only got to look back two or three generations. All around us there are people who are as bad as the people doing this. They’re all around us. So, I say to folks, the only thing that really marks this one out, is its scale —interview, April 7th, 2021; lifesitenews.com

Here we recall the warning of Pope John Paul II that “genetic manipulation” can only be considered desirable “provided it is directed to the true promotion of the personal well being of man and does not infringe on his integrity or worsen his conditions of life.” As it is, the long term effects of the current mRNA gene therapies are unknown, and hence, they cannot possibly “fall within the logic of the Christian moral tradition” much less be forced upon mankind through vaccine mandates.[18] 

Dr. Igor Shepherd is an expert on bio-weapons, counter-terrorism, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE) and Pandemic preparedness. He worked in the Communist Soviet Union before becoming a Christian and emigrating to the United States to work for the government. In an emotional address, Dr. Shepherd pulls no punches:

I want to look 2 – 6 years from now [for adverse reactions]… I call all these vaccinations against COVID-19: biological weapons of mass destruction… global genetic genocide. And this is coming not only to the United States, but to the whole world… With these kind of vaccines, untested properly, with revolutionary technology and side-effects we don’t even know, we can expect millions of people will be gone. That’s a dream of Bill Gates and eugenics.  —vaccineimpact.com, November 30th, 2020; 47:28 mark of video

He lost his job for speaking out. Then there is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, MD, who has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. He was equally blunt:

There is going to be an auto-attack… You are going to plant the seed of auto-immune reactions… The dear Lord did not want humans, not even Fauci, going around injecting foreign genes into the body… it’s horrifying, it’s horrifying. —The Highwire, December 17th, 2020

Someday, will the Pope (or a future pontiff) realize that the present unfettered endorsement of the United Nations “sustainable development goals“, of global warming, vaccine mandates and the slippery slope of civil unions, etc. will have brought about an unprecedented persecution and suffering of the Church… and that in the sorrow of that moment, he will lead those who blindly followed these deceptions — “other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain” — to his and their martyrdom? 

How we are living the fulfillment of the Fatima vision in these moments is something we may never know until we have the wisdom of hindsight. What is certain is that the present course of the Barque of Peter is headed into rocky shoals… Dear children, do not be afraid. I love you and am with you. You are heading towards a painful future, but those who are with the Lord should not be afraid of anything. You are living in times of sorrow. You are heading for a great shipwreck of faith, and few will remain in the truth. Give me your hands. I want to help you, but what I do depends on you. I do not want to force you. Be obedient and accept God’s Will for your lives. You will yet have long years of hard trials. Find strength in prayer, in listening to the Words of my Jesus, and in the Eucharist. I know each one of you by name, and I will pray to my Jesus for you. Courage! Your victory is in the Lord. Onward with joy. This is the message I give you today in the name of the Most Holy Trinity. Thank you for having allowed me to gather you here once more. I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Be at peace. —Our Lady to Pedro Regis, September 4th, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

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Footnotes
↑1cf. Climate Change and the Great Delusion
↑2cf. Forbes.com
↑3cf. Reuters.com
↑4cf. nypost.com; and January 22nd, 2017, investors.com; from study: nature.com
↑5A paper from South China’s University of Technology claims ‘the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.'(Feb. 16th, 2020; dailymail.co.uk) In early February 2020, Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the U.S. “Biological Weapons Act”, gave a detailed statement admitting that the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus is an offensive Biological Warfare Weapon and that the World Health Organization (WHO) already knows about it.(cf. zerohedge.com) An Israeli biological warfare analyst said much the same.(Jan. 26th, 2020; washingtontimes.com) Dr. Peter Chumakov of the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology and Russian Academy of Sciences claims that “while the Wuhan scientists’ goal in creating the coronavirus was not malicious—instead, they were trying to study the pathogenicity of the virus… They did absolutely crazy things… For example, inserts in the genome, which gave the virus the ability to infect human cells.”(zerohedge.com) Professor Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine and the man who discovered the HIV virus in 1983, claims that SARS-CoV-2 is a manipulated virus that was accidentally released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.(cf. mercola.com) A new documentary, quoting several scientists, points toward COVID-19 as an engineered virus.(mercola.com) A team of Australian scientists has produced new evidence the novel coronavirus shows signs “of human intervention.”(lifesitenews.comwashingtontimes.com) Former head of the British intelligence agency M16, Sir Richard Dearlove, said he believes the COVID-19 virus was created in a lab and spread accidentally.(jpost.com) A joint British-Norwegian study alleges that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a “chimera” constructed in a Chinese lab.(Taiwannews.com) Professor Giuseppe Tritto, an internationally known expert in biotechnology and nanotechnology and president of the World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies (WABT) says that “It was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military.”(lifesitnews.com) Respected Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who fled Hong Kong after exposing Bejing’s knowledge of the coronavirus well before reports of it emerged, stated that “the meat market in Wuhan is a smoke screen and this virus is not from nature… It comes from the lab in Wuhan.”(dailymail.co.uk ) And former CDC Director Robert Redfield also says COVID-19 ‘most likely’ came from Wuhan lab.(washingtonexaminer.com)
↑6cf. When I was Hungry
↑7Increase of 44% in suicides in NepalJapan saw more deaths by suicide than COVID in 2020; see also study; cf. “Suicide Mortality and Coronavirus Disease 2019—A Perfect Storm?”
↑8“Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA.” —Moderna’s registration, pg. 19, sec.gov 
↑9cf. The New Paganism – Part IIII
↑10cf. The Case Against Gates
↑111 Tim 6:10
↑12cf. The Temptation to Give Up
↑13cf. The Pandemic of Control
↑14Stimme Des Glaubins (Voice of Faith), October 1981. This translation was made by Rev. M. Crowdy for Approaches magazine, edited by Mr. Hamish Fraser of Scotland. It was translated from an Italian publication by the Roman priest Father Francis Putti, publisher of Si Si No No. All three magazines are credible sources. In his 2007 television appearance, which is the subject of Chapter 8, Cardinal Bertone, confronted by the Pope’s reported statements at Fulda, avoided any comment, while Giuseppe de Carli, co-author of the Cardinal’s book attacking Socci, offered the explanation that Cardinal Ratzinger had offered an “interpretation” of the Pope’s remarks that eliminated any apocalyptic reading. No one on the show, however, denied that the Pope had spoken as he did at Fulda. The verbatim transcript of the Pope’s remarks in Stimme Des Glaubins matches in all particulars the detailed notes taken by a German priest who attended the same conference.
↑15Ibid. p. 43, Personal communication to Professor Baumgartner in Salzburg, Austria
↑16Homily, vatican.va
↑17cf. Evangelium Vitae, n. 89; The Enemy is Within the Gates
↑18Address to the World Medical Association, October 29th, 1983; vatican.va
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