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In the article Grave Warnings that echoes Heaven’s messages on this website, I cited two of many experts around the globe who have issued serious warnings regarding the experimental vaccines being rushed and administered to the public at this hour. However, some readers seem to have skipped over this paragraph, which was at the heart of the article. Please note the underlined words:
Whether Dr. Vanden Bossche’s science is correct or not is not for me to say. It should also be noted that he concludes saying he is promoting the pursuit of a different vaccine that may, in fact, put his warnings in a conflict of interest (see this rebuttal to Dr. Vanden Bossche that is, at least, the beginning of the debate). But what does “follow the science” mean other than to listen to those who are experts in these fields? Why is the debate not even permitted? Why are so many intellects okay with this, including several in the hierarchy of the Church? There is not only a fear of this virus, but seemingly a fear to question the status quo; a fear to be called a “conspiracy theorist”; a fear to call out the anti-science, anti-freedom of speech, and highly political climate that is shuttering more than churches. And the cost of this may be absolutely catastrophic, not only according to Dr. Vanden Bossche, but according to other world renowned scientists.
Again, I am not qualified to adjudicate the science. What we must resist is the dangerous ideology that there can be no debate, that we are beholden to the word of pharmaceutical corporations and must blindly rush forward with a vaccine technology that has been notoriously deadly in previous testing, that had the long-term trials waived, and is now being pushed as “morally obligatory” by even some in the hierarchy (contrary to the CDF’s own guidelines).
Again, while every death is tragic and I know that some people suffer terribly from COVID-19 (and I in no way wish to minimize or belittle their suffering), the truth is that this virus for most people is at worst a bad flu—or they have no symptoms at all. That’s just fact: the recovery rate cited by the Centers for Disease Control is around 99.5% for those aged 69 or under. In other words, the idea that all caution must be thrown to the wind at the risk that the “cure” could be catastrophically worse than the disease, is utterly reckless. Yet, one reader responded to the article saying:
I am very concerned about the misinformation about vaccination that you are spreading. Your recent article quoting Geert Vanden Bossche contains information that does not pass any basic examination for truth. (See: https://zdoggmd.com/vanden-bossche/ or https://www.deplatformdisease.com/blog/addressing-geert-vanden-bossches-claims) Spreading this misinformation couched in religious imperative most certainly makes you complicit in the deaths of anyone who believes you and chooses not to be vaccinated, and then ends up dying from Covid. It is at least irresponsible, but more likely a matter of grave moral concern.
Sadly, these comments are typical of the propaganda-fear-driven culture that is no longer capable of even hearing an alternative view to the status quo. That, and his assertions are outrageous and must be condemned.
The idea that one is killing people by simply having a discussion is nonsensical when men and women of such credentials are only asking for an urgent debate — precisely so that no one is needlessly maimed. Second, the notion that someone pausing to reflect and weigh the various expert opinions will thereby cause mass deaths, is the height of paranoia. I can only assume this reader believes that social distancing, lockdowns and mandatory mask mandates are working. So why is he panicking? Does he suddenly not “trust the science”? And since when is a proposition forwarded by a scientist for public discussion deemed “misinformation”? This is daily practice in the scientific community, and Dr. Vanden Bossche explicitly welcomed rigorous debate on his concerns.
Finally, he provides links arguing against Dr. Vanden Bossche’s claims, as did I. Great! Let the debate rage on! But ironically, only this reader is permitted to have a “grave moral concern”; the question of ethics, evidence-based science, and prudence are no longer allowed to be considered — only what the government or a small handful of scientists tells us.
However, the popes have rebuked such “thought police”, insisting that moral and ethical discussion must always accompany, direct, and enlighten progress:
The most extraordinary scientific progress, the most astounding technical feats and the most amazing economic growth, unless accompanied by authentic moral and social progress, will in the long run go against man. —POPE PAUL VI, Address to FAO on the 25th Anniversary of its Institution, November, 16th, 1970, n. 4
The idea that the “science is settled” is itself anti-science. Were it not for ongoing research, discovery and discussion into many “settled advancements”, mankind would still be in the process of being poisoned by consumer products that are now banned.
So I say, let the exchange of views continue. For it is not only Dr. Vanden Bossche blowing a trumpet.
THE WARNINGS CONTINUE…
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 emigrating to work for the United States government. In an emotional address, Dr. Shepherd warns that, with what he has seen of the new vaccines based on his experience, they are potentially a long-term threat to mankind:
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. —vaccineimpact.com, November 30th, 2020; 47:28 mark of video
The deep concerns over deadly auto-immune responses triggered by mRNA vaccines, a technology that turns your cells into virtual “vaccine factories” that cannot be shut off, has been sounded over and over again by numerous scientists—but suppressed by mainstream and social media. Once again, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. is a renowned German microbiologist 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 is also the former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. His primary concerns are in the unforeseen long-term effects of these new mRNA vaccines, since long-term trials were waived and the experimental vaccines rushed to the public.
There is going to be an auto-attack… You are going to plant the seed of auto-immune reactions. And I tell you for Christmas, don’t do this. The dear Lord did not want humans, not even [Dr.] Fauci, going around injecting foreign genes into the body… it’s horrifying, it’s horrifying. —The Highwire, December 17th, 2020
In a televised interview, Dr. Bhakdi was even more stark about potential adverse effects that may occur months or even years from now:
Laura Ingraham: So you think the COVID-19 vaccine is unnecessary?
Bhakdi: I think it’s downright dangerous. And I warn you, if you go along these lines, you are going to go to your doom. —December 3rd, 2020; americanthinker.com
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny is the founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center and Courses4Mastery, which provides online education and training regarding all aspects of vaccines and vaccination. Echoing the science of Dr. Sucharit and others, she warned early on in the pandemic (and continues to) that their could be catastrophic consequences:
We’re kind of figuring out [COVID-19] in real-time, and yet, they’re full-steam ahead, hammer down, get this vaccine out there as fast as we can. It’s horrific. —LondonReal.tv, May 15th, 2020; freedomplatform.tv
However, she admits:
Only people that would pay attention and wake up are after they’ve had a travesty, after they’ve had a child or a family member that’s been injured. —March 16th, 2021, Interview with Reinette Senum; 2:45 mark
Dr. J. Bart Classen, M.D. published a paper this year warning that these vaccines may actually trigger brain disease.
Vaccines have been found to cause a host of chronic, late developing adverse events. Some adverse events like type 1 diabetes may not occur until 3-4 years after a vaccine is administered. In the example of type 1 diabetes, the frequency of cases of adverse events may surpass the frequency of cases of severe infectious disease the vaccine was designed to prevent. Given that type 1 diabetes is only one of many immune mediated diseases potentially caused by vaccines, chronic late occurring adverse events are a serious public health issue. The advent of new vaccine technology creates new potential mechanisms of vaccine adverse events. — “COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease Classen Immunotherapies,” J. Bart Classen, MD; January 18th, 2021; scivisionpub.com
It’s not only the experimental technology involved but the ingredients that have raised warnings over these mRNA vaccines. PEGylated lipid nanoparticles (PEG) used to coat the mRNA molecules is a known toxin in personal care and cleaning products that is not biodegradable. Prof. Romeo F. Quijano, M.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine at the University of the Philippines, Manila warned:
If one of the PEGylated mRNA vaccines for Covid-19 gains approval, the increased exposure to PEG will be unprecedented and potentially disastrous. —August 21st, 2020; bulatlat.com
Indeed, Moderna’s vaccine has now been rolled out in several countries, including Canada, and uses PEG. They state right in their prospectus:
Our LNPs could contribute, in whole or in part, to one or more of the following: immune reactions, infusion reactions, complement reactions, opsonation reactions, antibody reactions… or some combination thereof, or reactions to the PEG… —November 9th, 2018; Moderna Prospectus
Internationally renowned molecular genetics expert Prof. Dolores Cahill…
…expects to see successive waves of adverse reactions to the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) injections ranging from anaphylaxis and other allergic responses to autoimmunity, sepsis and organ failure. —mercola.com, March 18th, 2021
Dr. Joseph Mercola argues that these new vaccines, in fact, should be termed “gene therapy” as they do not meet the sheer definition of “vaccine.” Since mRNA “vaccines” do not meet the medical and/or legal definition of a vaccine, he argues, marketing them as such is a deceptive practice that violates the law that governs advertising of medical practices. The push for everyone to be inoculated with this new technology in order to achieve “herd immunity”, he states, is a fallacy:
The only one benefiting from an mRNA “vaccine” is the vaccinated individual, since all they are designed to do is lessen clinical symptoms associated with the S-1 spike protein. Since you’re the only one who will reap a benefit, it makes no sense to demand you accept the risks of the therapy “for the greater good” of your community. — “COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ Are Gene Therapy”, March 16th, 2021
This was confirmed by the U.S. Surgeon General on Good Morning America.
They [the mRNA vaccines] were tested with an outcome of severe disease — not preventing infection. —Surgeon General Jerome Adams, December 14th, 2020; dailymail.co.uk
Just stop. Think about that.
But no, the ungodly rush to inject the entire world continues, utterly flying in contradiction of responsible science. Children and young adults from age birth to 19 have a survival rate of 99.997% with COVID-19 and mostly show mild or no symptoms if infected. “Hospitalization and in-hospital death are rare in children diagnosed with COVID-19,” according to the European Journal of Pediatrics.Nonetheless, against any clear necessity, pharmaceutical companies such as Moderna are forging ahead with these experimental vaccines on babies as young as 6 months old.And we should not debate this? Does this potentially contravene the Geneva Convention that forbids human biological experimentation?
Vaccine safety activist, Del Bigtree, along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — regularly labeled “anti-vaxxers” and “conspiracy theorists” for demanding transparency — won a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci for vaccine safety violations. Again, they warn of the dangers of future mutation of the virus and its reaction with the technology of these experimental inoculations:
…[Dr.] Tony Fauci is saying publicly that there’s a chance this could make people more sick. So we’ve got to be very careful… What happens if they… put out the vaccine… Bill Gates gets his wish and Tony Fauci, that everyone is forced to take it around the world, then all of a sudden the mutation comes around and we see start seeing it trigger this antibody immune enhancement in people that are vaccinated. The only problem now is that we’ve all gotten the vaccine, and now we’re not having a 0.1 to 0.3% death rate — it’s 20 percent or 30 percent… You could honestly wipe out our species with a vaccine that was rushed to market, that didn’t do proper safety testing… They’re putting two of the most dangerous words together in every article about this vaccine: “rushing” and “science.” —Del Bigtree, interview with Joni, 4:12 mark
THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM… OR CONTROL?
The idea that all of the above can simply be dismissed with a hand-wave as “conspiracy theory” or “spreading misinformation couched in religious imperative” is itself careless, anti-science, and potentially anti-life. What is needed urgently is an open international debate, as Dr. Vanden Bossche requested. Until then, I guarantee you that it is not the Spirit of Christ operating in the present “narrative,” but another spirit.
The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Cor 3:17-18)
On the other hand, Satan…
…was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
Hence, it may be no surprise that three hours after publishing Grave Warnings, yet another message allegedly from Heaven echoed again the voice of many scientists “crying out in the wilderness”: Children, I come again to warn you and to help you not to make mistakes, avoiding what does not come from God; yet you look around in confusion without realizing the dead that there are, and that there will be on earth — all because of your obstinacy in only listening to human decisions. Many times I have told my children to be careful regarding vaccines, yet you do not listen… My children, you are at war and must fight; it does not matter if you are mocked, go on without stopping. —Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, March 16th, 2021Likely, such messages will offend the modern mind, relegating them to “superstition” at best, delusion at worst. However, here at Countdown to the Kingdom, we think that when both Heaven and science are saying essentially the same thing, it’s time for a serious discussion (read When Seers and Science Merge). We refuse to bullied. And so I solemnly declare to you this day that I am not responsible for the blood of any of you, for I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the entire plan of God… So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and day, I unceasingly admonished each of you with tears. (Acts 20:26, 31)
Confronting the subject of prophecy today is rather like looking at wreckage after a shipwreck. — Archbishop Rino Fisichella, “Prophecy” in Dictionary of Fundamental Theology, p. 788
AS the world draws closer and closer to the end of this age, prophecy is becoming more frequent, more direct, and even more specific. But how do we respond to the more sensational of Heaven’s messages? What do we do when seers feel “off” or their messages simply don’t resonate?
The following is a guide for new and regular readers in the hopes to provide balance on this delicate subject so that one can approach prophecy without anxiety or fear that one is somehow being misled or deceived.
The most crucial thing to remember, always, is that prophecy or so-called “private revelation” does not supplant the Public Revelation handed on to us through Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and safeguarded through apostolic succession. All that is needed for our salvation has already been revealed:
Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 67
Unfortunately, some Catholics have misinterpreted this teaching to mean that we do not, therefore, have to listen to private revelation. That is false and, in fact, a careless interpretation of Church teaching. Even controversial theologian, Fr. Karl Rahner, once asked…
…whether anything God reveals can be unimportant. —Visions and Prophecies, p. 25
And theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar said:
One can therefore simply ask why God provides [revelations] continuously [in the first place if] they hardly need to be heeded by the Church. —Mistica oggettiva, n. 35
Hence, Pope Benedict XIV taught:
One may refuse assent to “private revelation” without direct injury to Catholic Faith, as long as he does so, “modestly, not without reason, and without contempt.” —Heroic Virtue, p. 397
Let me stress that: not without reason. While Public Revelation contains all that we need for our salvation, it does not necessarily reveal all that we need for our sanctification, especially at certain periods in salvation history. Put another way:
…no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 67
Just as a flower in its bud form is still the same flower as when it has bloomed, so too, Sacred Tradition has attained new beauty and depth 2000 years later after having bloomed throughout the centuries. Prophecy, then, does not add petals to the flower, but often unfolds them, releasing new fragrances and pollen — that is, fresh insights and graces for the Church and the world. For example, the messages given to St. Faustina add nothing to the Public Revelation that Christ is mercy and love itself; rather, they impart deeper insights into the depth of that mercy and love, and how to more practically acquire them through trust. Likewise, the sublime messages imparted to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta do not improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but draw the attentive soul into the mystery of the Divine Will already spoken of in Scripture, but granting deeper insight into its fecundity, power, and centrality in the plan of salvation.
This is all to say, then, that when you read certain messages here or on Countdown to the Kingdom, the first litmus test is whether or not the messages are in harmony with Sacred Tradition. (Hopefully, we as a team have properly vetted all the messages in this regard, though the final discernment ultimately belongs to the Magisterium.)
LISTENING, NOT DESPISING
The second thing to point out from n. 67 of the Catechism is that it states that “some” private revelations have been recognized by the authority of the Church. It does not say “all” or even that they “must” be officially recognized, though that would be the ideal. All too frequently I hear Catholics say, “That seer isn’t approved. Stay away!” But neither Scripture nor the Church herself teaches that.
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others discern. But if a revelation is given to another person sitting there, the first one should be silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged. Indeed, the spirits of prophets are under the prophets’ control, since he is not the God of disorder but of peace. (1 Cor 14:29-33)
While this can often be practiced on the spot regarding the regular exercise of prophecy in a community, when supernatural phenomena are accompanied, a deeper investigation by the Church into the supernatural character of such revelations may be necessary. This may or may not take some time.
Today, more than in the past, news of these apparitions is diffused rapidly among the faithful thanks to the means of information (mass media). Moreover, the ease of going from one place to another fosters frequent pilgrimages, so that Ecclesiastical Authority should discern quickly about the merits of such matters.
On the other hand, modern mentality and the requirements of critical scientific investigation render it more difficult, if not almost impossible, to achieve with the required speed the judgments that in the past concluded the investigation of such matters (constat de supernaturalitate, non constat de supernaturalitate) and that offered to the Ordinaries the possibility of authorizing or prohibiting public cult or other forms of devotion among the faithful. — Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed Apparitions or Revelations” n. 2, vatican.va
The revelations to St. Juan Diego, for instance, were approved on the spot as the miracle of the tilma took place before the bishop’s eyes. On the other hand, despite the “miracle of the sun” witnessed by tens of thousands that confirmed Our Lady’s words at Fatima, Portugal, the Church took thirteen years to approve the apparitions — and then several more decades after that before the “consecration of Russia” was made (and even then, some dispute whether it was done properly since Russia was not explicitly mentioned in John Paul II’s “Act of Entrustment”. See Did the Consecration of Russia Happen?)
Here’s the point. In Guadalupe, the bishop’s approval of the apparitions immediately paved the way for millions of conversions in that country in the years to follow, essentially putting an end to the culture of death and human sacrifice there. However, the delay or non-response of the hierarchy with Fatima objectively resulted in World War II and the spread of Russia’s “errors” —Communism— that has not only claimed tens of millions of lives all over the world, but is now positioned through The Great Resetto be implemented globally. 
Two things can be observed from this. One is that “not yet approved” does not mean “condemned.” This is a common and serious mistake among many Catholics (primarily because there is virtually no catechesis on prophecy from the pulpit). There could be a number of reasons why certain private revelations have not been officially recommended as worthy of belief (which is what “approved” means): the Church may still be discerning them; the seer(s) may still be alive, and hence, a decision is deferred while revelations are ongoing; the bishop may simply have not initiated a canonical review and/or may have no plans to do so, which is his prerogative. None of the above is necessarily a declaration that an alleged apparition or revelation is constat de non supernaturalitate (ie. not supernatural in origin or lacking signs manifesting it to be so).
Second, it is clear that Heaven doesn’t wait for canonical investigations. Usually, God provides sufficient evidence for belief in messages that are especially intended for a larger audience. Hence, Pope Benedict XIV said:
Are they to whom a revelation is made, and who are certain it comes from God, bound to give a firm assent thereto? The answer is in the affirmative… —Heroic Virtue, Vol III, p.390
As for the rest of the Body of Christ, he goes on to say:
He to whom that private revelation is proposed and announced, ought to believe and obey the command or message of God, if it be proposed to him on sufficient evidence… For God speaks to him, at least by means of another, and therefore requires him to believe; hence it is, that he is bound to believe God, Who requires him to do so. —Ibid. p. 394
When God speaks, He expects us to listen. When we don’t, there can be catastrophic consequences (read Why the World Remains in Pain). On the other hand, when we do obey Heaven’s revelations based on “sufficient evidence”, the fruits can last for generations (read When They Listened).
All that said, if a bishop gives directives to his flock that are binding on their consciences, we must always obey them as “he is not the God of disorder but of peace.”
BUT HOW DO WE KNOW?
If the Church has not begun or concluded an investigation, what is “sufficient evidence” for one person may not be so for another. Of course, there will always be those who are so cynical, so skeptical toward anything supernatural, that they would not believe were Christ to raise the dead before their very eyes. But here, I am speaking about those who recognize that an alleged seer’s messages may not contradict Catholic teaching, but who still wonder if said revelations are truly supernatural in origin, or simply the fruit of the seer’s imagination?
St. John of the Cross, himself a recipient of divine revelations, warned against self-delusion:
I am appalled at what happens in these days—namely, when some soul with the very smallest experience of meditation, if it be conscious of certain locutions of this kind in some state of recollection, at once christens them all as coming from God, and assumes that this is the case, saying: “God said to me…”; “God answered me…”; whereas it is not so at all, but, as we have said, it is for the most part they who are saying these things to themselves. And, over and above this, the desire which people have for locutions, and the pleasure which comes to their spirits from them, lead them to make answer to themselves and then to think that it is God Who is answering them and speaking to them. —St. John of the Cross, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, Book 2, Chapter 29, n.4-5
So yes, this is very possible and probably more frequent than not, which is why supernatural phenomena like the stigmata, miracles, conversions, etc. are considered by the Church as further proof of claims to supernatural origin.
But St. John’s warnings are not a cause to fall into another temptation: fear — fear that everyone who claims to hear from the Lord is “deceived” or a “false prophet.”
It is tempting for some to regard the entire genre of Christian mystical phenomena with suspicion, indeed to dispense with it altogether as too risky, too riddled with human imagination and self-deception, as well as the potential for spiritual deception by our adversary the devil. That is one danger. The alternate danger is to so unreservedly embrace any reported message that seems to come from the supernatural realm that proper discernment is lacking, which can lead to the acceptance of serious errors of faith and life outside of the Church’s wisdom and protection. According to the mind of Christ, that is the mind of the Church, neither of these alternative approaches—wholesale rejection, on the one hand, and undiscerning acceptance on the other—is healthy. Rather, the authentic Christian approach to prophetic graces should always follow the dual Apostolic exhortations, in the words of St. Paul: “Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophecy,” and “Test every spirit; retain what is good” (1 Thess 5:19-21). —Dr. Mark Miravalle, Private Revelation: Discerning with the Church, p.3-4
In fact, every single baptized Christian is him or herself expected to prophesy to those around them; first, by their witness; second, by their words.
The faithful, who by Baptism are incorporated into Christ and integrated into the People of God, are made sharers in their particular way in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly office of Christ…. [who] fulfills this prophetic office, not only by the hierarchy… but also by the laity. He accordingly both establishes them as witnesses and provides them with the sense of the faith [sensus fidei] and the grace of the word. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 897, 904
On this point, it should be kept in mind that prophecy in the biblical sense does not mean to predict the future but to explain the will of God for the present, and therefore show the right path to take for the future. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), “Message of Fatima”, Theological Commentary, www.vatican.va
Still, one has to distinguish between the “prophetic office” inherent to all believers, and the “prophetic gift” — the latter being a specific charism for prophecy, as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:4, etc. This may take the form of words of knowledge, interior locutions, audible locutions, or visions and apparitions.
SINNERS, SAINTS, AND SEERS
Now, such souls are chosen by God according to His designs — not necessarily because of their state of holiness.
…union with God by charity is not requisite in order to have the gift of prophecy, and thus it was at times bestowed even upon sinners; that prophecy was never habitually possessed by any mere man… —POPE BENEDICT XIV, Heroic Virtue, Vol. III, p. 160
Hence, another common mistake among the faithful is to expect seers to be saints. In reality, they are sometimes great sinners (like St. Paul) who in being knocked off of their high horses come to be a sign in themselves that authenticates their message, giving glory to God.
Another common mistake is to expect all seers to speak in the same manner, or rather, for Our Lady or Our Lord to “sound” the same way through each visionary. I’ve often heard people say that this or that apparition doesn’t sound like Fatima and, therefore, must be false. However, just as each stained glass window in a Church casts different shades and colors of light, so too, the light of revelation refracts differently through each seer — through their individual senses, memory, imagination, intellect, reason, and vocabulary. Thus, Cardinal Ratzinger rightly said that we should not think of apparitions or locutions as if it were “heaven appearing in its pure essence, as one day we hope to see it in our definitive union with God.” Rather, the revelation imparted is often a compression of time and place into a single image that is “filtered” by the visionary.
…the images are, in a manner of speaking, a synthesis of the impulse coming from on high and the capacity to receive this impulse in the visionaries…. Not every element of the vision has to have a specific historical sense. It is the vision as a whole that matters, and the details must be understood on the basis of the images taken in their entirety. The central element of the image is revealed where it coincides with what is the focal point of Christian “prophecy” itself: the centre is found where the vision becomes a summons and a guide to the will of God. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Message of Fatima, Theological Commentary, www.vatican.va
I also frequently hear some protest that “all we need is Fatima.” Heaven obviously disagrees. There are many flowers in God’s garden and for a reason: some people prefer lilies, others roses, and yet others, tulips. Hence, some will prefer one seer’s messages over another for the simple reason that they are the particular “fragrance” their life needs at that time. Some people need a gentle word; others need a strong word; others prefer theological insights, others, more pragmatic — yet all come from the same Light.
What we can’t expect, however, is infallibility.
It may come as a shock to some that nearly all mystical literature contains grammatical errors (form) and, on occasion, doctrinal errors (substance). —Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, mystical theologian, Newsletter, Missionaries of the Holy Trinity, January-May 2014
Such occasional occurrences of flawed prophetic habit should not lead to the condemnation of the entire body of the supernatural knowledge communicated by the prophet, if it is properly discerned to constitute authentic prophecy. —Dr. Mark Miravalle, Private Revelation: Discerning With the Church, page 21
Indeed, the spiritual director to both Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta and the seer of La Salette, Melanie Calvat, warned:
Conforming to prudence and sacred accuracy, people cannot deal with private revelations as if they were canonical books or decrees of the Holy See… For example, who could ratify in full all the visions of Catherine Emmerich and St. Brigitte, which show evident discrepancies? —St. Hannibal, in a letter to Fr. Peter Bergamaschi who had published all the unedited writings of Benedictine mystic, St. M. Cecilia; Ibid.
So clearly, these discrepancies have not constituted for the Church a reason to declare these saints “false prophets,” but rather, fallible humans and “earthen vessels.” Thus, there is another flawed assumption many Christians have made that, if a prophecy does not come true, the seer must be a “false prophet.” They base this on the Old Testament decree:
If a prophet presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. Should you say to yourselves, “How can we recognize that a word is one the LORD has not spoken?”, if a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD but the word does not come true, it is a word the LORD did not speak. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; do not fear him. (Deut 18:20-22)
However, were one to take this passage as an absolute maxim, then Jonah would be considered a false prophet since his “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be overthrown” warning was delayed. In fact, the approved revelations of Fatima also present an incongruity. Within the Second Secret of Fatima, Our Lady said:
The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. —The Message of Fatima, vatican.va
But as Daniel O’Connor pointed out in his blog, “World War II did not start until September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. But Pius XI died (thus, his Pontificated ended) seven months earlier: on February 10, 1939… It is a fact that World War II did not explicitly break out until the pontificate of Pius XII.” This is all to say that Heaven doesn’t always see how we see nor act how we would expect, and can and will move the goalposts if that is what will save the most souls, and/or postpone judgment.
The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay,” but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
WALKING WITH THE CHURCH
All of these nuances are why it is so necessary for the shepherds of the Church to be involved in the discernment process of prophecy.
Those who have charge over the Church should judge the genuineness and proper use of these gifts through their office, not indeed to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all things and hold fast to what is good. —Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, n. 12
Historically, however, that has not always been the case. The “institutional” and “charismatic” aspects of the Church have often been in tension with one another — and the cost is not little.
The widespread reluctance on the part of many Catholic thinkers to enter into a profound examination of the apocalyptic elements of contemporary life is, I believe, part of the very problem which they seek to avoid. If apocalyptic thinking is left largely to those who have been subjectivized or who have fallen prey to the vertigo of cosmic terror, then the Christian community, indeed the whole human community, is radically impoverished. And that can be measured in terms of lost human souls. –Author, Michael D. O’Brien, Are We Living In Apocalyptic Times?
Using the guidelines below, it is my hope that many of the clergy and laity reading these words will find new ways to co-operate in the discernment of prophetic revelations; to approach them in a spirit of confidence and freedom, prudence and gratitude. For as St. John Paul II taught:
The institutional and charismatic aspects are co-essential as it were to the Church’s constitution. They contribute, although differently, to the life, renewal and sanctification of God’s People. —Speech to the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, www.vatican.va
As the world continues to fall into darkness and the change of eras approaches, we can expect that the messages of the seers are going to become more specific. That will test, edify, and even startle us. In fact, several seers throughout the world — from Medjugorje to California to Brazil and elsewhere — have claimed to have been given “secrets” that are to unfold before the world at a certain point in time. Like the “miracle of the sun,” witnessed by tens of thousands at Fatima, these secrets will be intended to have the maximum impact. When they are announced and these events take place (or are possibly delayed due to massive conversions), the laity and the clergy will need each other even more than ever.
DISCERNING INTO THE FUTURE
But what do we do with prophecy when we are not supported in discernment by the hierarchy? Here are simple steps you can follow when reading the messages on this website or elsewhere that are allegedly from Heaven. The key is to be pro-active: to be at once open, not cynical, cautious, not un-discerning. St. Paul’s advice is our guide:
Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good…
(1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)
• Approach reading private revelation in a prayerful, collected way. Ask the “Spirit of truth” to lead you into all truth, and alert you to all that is false.
• Does the private revelation you are reading contradict Catholic teaching? Sometimes a message may seem obscure and will require you to ask questions or take out the Catechism or other Church documents to clarify a meaning. However, if a certain revelation fails this basic text, put it aside.
• What is the “fruit” in reading a prophetic word? Now admittedly, some messages may contain frightening elements such as natural disasters, war, or cosmic chastisements; division, persecution, or the Antichrist. Our human nature wants to recoil. However, that does not make a message false — no more than the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew or great portions of the Book of Revelation are false because they carry “scary” elements. In fact, if we are troubled by such words, it may be a sign moreso of our lack of faith than a measure of the authenticity of a message. Ultimately, even if a revelation is sobering, we should still have a deep-seated peace—if our hearts are in the right place to begin with.
• Some messages may not speak to your heart while others do. St. Paul tells us to simply “hold fast to what is good.” What is good (ie. necessary) for you may not be for the next person. It may not speak to you today, then suddenly five years later, it is light and life. So, retain that which speaks to your heart and move on from that which doesn’t. And if you believe it is God indeed speaking to your heart, then respond to it accordingly! That is why God is speaking in the first place: to communicate a certain truth that requires our conformity to it, both for the present and the future.
The prophet is someone who tells the truth on the strength of his contact with God—the truth for today, which also, naturally, sheds light on the future. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Christian Prophecy, The Post-Biblical Tradition, Niels Christian Hvidt, Foreword, p. vii))
• When a certain prophecy portends great events, such as earthquakes or fire falling from the sky, aside from personal conversion, fasting and prayer for other souls, there isn’t much more one can do about it (paying careful attention, of course, to what what the message does request). At that point, the best one can say is, “We shall see,” and continue on living, standing firmly upon “the rock” of Public Revelation: frequent participation in the Eucharist, regular Confession, daily prayer, meditation on the Word of God, etc. These are the wellsprings of grace which enable one to integrate private revelation into one’s life in a healthy manner. Same too when it comes to more spectacular claims from seers; there is no sin in simply saying, “I don’t know what to think of that.”
In every age the Church has received the charism of prophecy, which must be scrutinized but not scorned. —Cardinal Ratzinger (BENEDICT XVI), Message of Fatima, Theological Commentary, vatican.va
God does not want us to obsess about future events nor to ignore His loving warnings. Can anything God say be unimportant?
I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you. (John 16:4)
At the end of the day, even were all alleged private revelations to fail, the Public Revelation of Christ is a rock that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
• Finally, you are not required to read every private revelation out there. There are hundreds of thousands upon thousands of pages of private revelation. Rather, be open to the Holy Spirit leading you to read, listen to, and learn from Him through the messengers He places in your path.
So, let us see prophecy for what it is — a gift. In fact, today, it is like the headlights of a car driving into the thick of the night. It would be foolish to despise this light of divine Wisdom, especially when the Church has recommended it to us and Scripture has commanded us to test, discern, and retain it for the good of our souls and the world.
We urge you to listen with simplicity of heart and sincerity of mind to the salutary warnings of the Mother of God… —POPE ST. JOHN XXIII, Papal Radio Message, February 18th, 1959; L’Osservatore Romano
IT is increasingly the mantra of our generation — the “go to” phrase to seemingly end all discussions, resolve all problems, and calm all troubled waters: “Follow the science.” During this pandemic, you hear politicians breathlessly evoke it, bishops repeating it, laity wielding it and social media proclaiming it. The problem is that some of the most credible voices in the fields of virology, immunology, microbiology, etc. today are being silenced, suppressed, censored or ignored at this hour. Hence, “follow the science” de facto means “follow the narrative.”
And that is potentially catastrophic if the narrative is not ethically grounded.
For those who feel this is hyperbole, both St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI foresaw the warning signs of a generation that was “following the science”… but increasingly departing from God.
Science can contribute greatly to making the world and mankind more human. Yet it can also destroy mankind and the world unless it is steered by forces that lie outside it… —BENEDICT XVI, Spe Salvi, n. 25-26
Without the guidance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding, man’s reason is darkened; he begins to operate in the flesh, in compulsion, greed, and haste. Without Piety and Fear of the Lord, he begins to act as if he, himself were a god. And this is no more evident today than in the exponentially exploding technological revolution.
If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other “lights”, that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Easter Vigil Homily, April 7th, 2012
In that regard, John Paul II does not disconnect “personal sin” from its broader impact upon society and its institutions that can move an entire generation to act irrationally:
We face an alluring hedonism that offers a whole series of pleasures that will never satisfy the human heart. All these attitudes can influence our sense of good and evil at the very moment when social and scientific progress requires ethical guidance. Once alienated from Christian faith and practice by these and other deceptions, people often commit themselves to passing fads, or to bizarre beliefs that are shallow and fanatical. —Address at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco; cited in Defiance, Rev. Joseph M. Esper, p. 243
Those are serious warnings. And nor are they limited to merely communications, transportation or space and military technology. John Paul II was particularly concerned with ominous developments within the field of health care.
A unique responsibility belongs to health-care personnel: doctors, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, men and women religious, administrators and volunteers. Their profession calls for them to be guardians and servants of human life. In today’s cultural and social context, in which science and the practice of medicine risk losing sight of their inherent ethical dimension, health-care professionals can be strongly tempted at times to become manipulators of life, or even agents of death. —Evangelium Vitae, n. 89
But the warnings certainly aren’t limited to the pontiffs. In an extraordinary statement that echoes not only their concerns but many of the prophetic words that have appeared on Countdown to the Kingdom and The Now Word over the past year (see Related Reading below), one scientist has bravely stepped forward…
Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD, DVM, is a certified expert in microbiology and infectious disease and consultant on vaccine development. He has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). On his Linkedin page, he states that he is absolutely “passionate” about vaccines. Indeed, he is about as pro-vaccine as one can be. In an open letter written with “utmost urgency,” he said, “In this agonizing letter I put all of my reputation and credibility at stake.” He writes:
I am all but an antivaxxer. As a scientist, I do not usually appeal to any platform of this kind to make a stand on vaccine-related topics. As a dedicated virologist and vaccine expert I only make an exception when health authorities allow vaccines to be administered in ways that threaten public health, most certainly when scientific evidence is being ignored.
His warning is how the current vaccines being administered at this time to suppress the symptoms of COVID-19 are creating “viral immune escape.” That is, they are fostering the coronavirus’s ability to escape a person’s immune response antibodies and then rapidly mutate into more viral and dangerous strains that the vaccinated themselves will spread. And since the general healthy population have not built up their immunity naturally at the beginning of the pandemic, due he says, “to stringent containment measures” (ie. lockdowns, masks, etc.), these new strains will soon dramatically increase mortality rates, especially among the young.
…this type of prophylactic vaccines are completely inappropriate, and even highly dangerous, when used in mass vaccination campaigns during a viral pandemic. Vaccinologists, scientists and clinicians are blinded by the positive short-term effects in individual patents, but don’t seem to bother about the disastrous consequences for global health. Unless I am scientifically proven wrong, it is difficult to understand how current human interventions will prevent circulating variants from turning into a wild monster… Basically, we’ll very soon be confronted with a super-infectous virus that completely resists our most precious defense mechanism: The human immune system. From all of the above, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the consequences of the extensive and erroneous human intervention in this pandemic are not going to wipe out large parts of our human population.
But even this scientist appears to be ignored thus far by those with whom it counts.
While there is no time to spare, I have not received any feedback thus far. Experts and politicians have remained silent… While one can barely make any incorrect scientific statements without being criticized by peers, it seems like the elite of scientists who are currently advising our world leaders prefer to stay silent. Sufficient scientific evidence has been brought to the table. Unfortunately, it remains untouched by those who have the power to act. How long can one ignore the problem when there is at present massive evidence that viral immune escape is now threatening humanity? We can hardly say we didn’t know—or were not warned. —Open Letter, March 6th, 2021; watch an interview on this warning with Dr. Vanden Bossche here or here. (Read how Dr. Vanden Bossche is a contemporary “Moishie” in Our 1942)
On his Linkedin page, he adds: “For God’s sake, does no one realize the kind of disaster we’re up to?”
Dr. Vanden Bossche notes that the facts he is presenting are not “rocket science.” Indeed, it was a year ago that I was privvy to a conversation of a Canadian virologist who likewise said that locking down the healthy rather than letting them be exposed to the initial strain of the virus, which has such a high survival rate (over 99%), would be a grave mistake, leading to more dangerous strains — virtually the same (unheeded) warning. In his letter and interviews, Dr. Vanden Bossche has simply but urgently asked that an immediate international debate take place.
Whether Dr. Vanden Bossche’s science is correct or not is not for me to say. It should also be noted that he concludes saying he is promoting the pursuit of a different vaccine that may, in fact, put his warnings in a conflict of interest (see this rebuttal to Dr. Vanden Bossche that is, at least, the beginning of the debate). But what does “follow the science” mean other than to listen to those who are experts in these fields? Why is the debate not even permitted? Why are so many intellects okay with this, including several in the hierarchy of the Church? There is not only a fear of this virus, but seemingly a fear to question the status quo; a fear to be called a “conspiracy theorist”; a fear to call out the anti-science, anti-freedom of speech, and highly political climate that is shuttering more than churches. And the cost of this may be absolutely catastrophic, not only according to Dr. Vanden Bossche, but according to other world renowned scientists.
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. is a renowned German microbiologist 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 is also the former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. His primary concerns are in the unforeseen long-term effects of these new mRNA vaccines, since long-term trials were waived and the experimental vaccines rushed to the public.
There is going to be an auto-attack… You are going to plant the seed of auto-immune reactions. And I tell you for Christmas, don’t do this. The dear Lord did not want humans, not even [Dr.] Fauci, going around injecting foreign genes into the body… it’s horrifying, it’s horrifying. —The Highwire, December 17th, 2020
Again, can these kinds of warnings simply be brushed off, much less censored? Would this not be the height of recklessness when it involves the rushed injection of the entire planet? Given the stature of these virologists, can the clergy continue to say to their flocks that the vaccines are without any “special dangers” and even obligatory, as some, including the Holy Father have suggested?
In that regard, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued guidelines on some moral questions on these vaccines. While the main thrust of their statement was dealing with vaccines that utilized the cells of babies aborted for medical research and development, their guidelines generally apply that:
The vaccines must be proven to be clinically safe.
Vaccines must always be voluntary.
There must be an absence of other means to stop or prevent an epidemic for a vaccine to be considered morally compelling for the common good.
There is a “moral imperative for the pharmaceutical industry, governments and international organizations to ensure that vaccines” are “effective and safe from a medical point of view.”
…all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience…At the same time, practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary… 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. 3, 5; vatican.va
As I have noted previously, there are now available not only “other means to stop” COVID-19 but even cure it. And Pope St. Pius X issued an encyclical affirming, as did the CDF, the autonomy of the human body.
Public magistrates have no direct power over the bodies of their subjects; therefore, where no crime has taken place and there is no cause present for grave punishment, they can never directly harm, or tamper with the integrity of the body, either for the reasons of eugenics or for any other reason… Furthermore, Christian doctrine establishes, and the light of human reason makes it most clear, that private individuals have no other power over the members of their bodies than that which pertains to their natural ends; and they are not free to destroy or mutilate their members, or in any other way render themselves unfit for their natural functions, except when no other provision can be made for the good of the whole body. —Casti Connubii, 70-7
As I write this, several European nations have stopped the distribution of one of the vaccines to due “dangerous blood clots in some recipients.”In the United States, tens of thousands of people have reported adverse affects, many to the point of being incapable of going back to work, and over 1500 have died after taking the vaccine. More and more doctors are beginning to sound the alarm that they are increasingly uncomfortable with the actual lack of evidence-based science in the handling of the pandemic. And as an omen, perhaps, of Dr. Vanden Bossche’s science-based warnings from early March 2021, many nations are beginning to lockdown again as they report a “third wave.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently warned that Americans should not “make the same mistakes” as Europeans who are now trying to counter the new waves with further lockdowns, vaccines, etc. But as Dr. Vanden Bossche warns, continuing these same measures may actually lead to mass casualties around the world. So shouldn’t this at least be debated?
One could only think of very few other strategies to achieve the same level of efficiency in turning a relatively harmless virus into a bioweapon of mass destruction. —Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, Open Letter, March 6th, 2021 (see The Caduceus Keyof how this may relate to Freemasonry and population control methods)
In Catholic spirituality, silence, patience, and waiting are at the heart of proper discernment in order to facilitate hearing the Will of God. Noise, rushing, and compulsion, on the other hand, play into the hands of the devil who constantly tempts us to act according to the flesh.
Isn’t it time that our politicians, scientists, and even clergy just stop and insist on the discussion? With a recovery rate of around 99% for those under 69, needlessly rushing experimental vaccines and draconian measures at this point not only puts our freedom but potentially the lives of our loved ones at stake.
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 commenting on the pandemic for the diocesan magazine Notre Eglise (“Our Church”), December 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com
What can we personally do in the face of such warnings? The messages of Our Lord and Our Lady on Countdown to the Kingdom have been ongoing for months now that we need to make sure we are in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our refuge. How? Through consecrating ourselves to her, given by Jesus as an “ark” for these times. In this way, Psalm 91 may in fact become a literal reality, though we surrender always to God’s will with our eyes fixed on Heaven:You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; his faithfulness is a protecting shield. You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come.
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SEVERAL new readers are asking questions on the pandemic—on the science, the morality of lockdowns, mandatory masking, church closures, vaccines and more. So the following is a summary of key articles related to the pandemic to help you form your conscience, to educate your families, to give you ammunition and courage to approach your politicians and support your bishops and priests, who are under immense pressure. Any way you cut it, you’re going to have to make unpopular choices today as the Church enters deeper into her Passion as each day passes by. Don’t be intimidated either by the censors, “fact-checkers” or even family who try to bully you into the powerful narrative drummed out each minute and hour on the radio, television, and social media.
One of the reasons I have taken on the issue of mandatory masks is to show how far our politicians, clergymen, media and in fact, the entire business sector have drifted from the actual science and studies on this subject. To force people to wear a mask all day long in their workplace, schools, and parishes has consequences that are being completely ignored. To force them to wear masks, when study after study shows that they are incapable of stopping such a small virus, goes to show how easily populations can be manipulated and coerced in the most nonsensical ways. Worse, some people are pretending their masks are the same as a halo, proving their “charity” and “virtue” in making such a “small” sacrifice, thus creating imaginary divisions between those who “care” and those who don’t. On the contrary, as dozens of studies show, mandatory mask wearing may actually spread the virus faster, is causing real health problems, and even emotional consequences.
• But don’t take my word for it. To read the wealth of studies up until March 2021 on whether masks even work, read Unmasking the Facts — one of the most exhaustive articles you’ll find on this subject.
• Many readers are asking if they are morally obligated to take the new experimental vaccines for the recent coronavirus, especially since babies were aborted in order to use their cells in their creation, and especially since the Pope seemed to be suggesting so. Educate yourself by reading: To Vax or Not to Vax.
• Imagine creating a product that you can make a profit of 20:1 on your investment; that you can convince every person on the planet to have; that you can inject directly into their blood stream, and if something goes wrong, you can’t be held liable. Sound like the perfect investment? Vaccines are not a free public health service; they are a trillion dollar corporate industry. Do you think it’s a reasonable question, then, to ask whether or not these products are safe, what are their track records, how well they are tested, etc.? But even this question will earn you the title of “anti-vaxxer”, “anti-science”, “conspiracy theorist”, etc. Well, that’s when you know you are asking the right questions. Read how politics, media, and science have sold out to one of the most profitable corporate sectors in the world in The Pandemic of Control.
• What do vaccines have to do with Freemasonry and population control, if anything? Read The Caduceus Key.
ON GLOBAL RESTRICTIONS
• Locking down healthy populations, closing businesses indefinitely, shuttering churches, etc. have had catastrophic consequences that neither politicians nor clergymen are addressing. Read how this unprecedented health measure is killing far more people than COVID-19 can or ever will in When I was Hungry and Dear Shepherds… Where Are You?
WHEN I was a television reporter in the late 1990’s, I broke one of the biggest stories that year—or at least, I thought it would be. Dr. Stephen Genuis had revealed that condoms did not stop the spread of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancer. At that time, HIV and AIDs were huge in the headlines as was the concerted effort to push condoms on teenagers. Aside from the moral dangers (which of course, everyone ignored), no one was aware of this new threat. Instead, widespread ad campaigns announced that condoms promised “safe sex.”
I produced a two-part series on this revelation, excited to report on something that would actually make a difference. The night of the broadcast, I watched the news go by… then the weather… then the sports… then finally, when most of our viewers statistically were no longer watching, the HPV story. It was my first lesson on the shallowness and control of “the narrative” in the mainstream media—a control that is costing lives. Today, some twenty years later, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are now infected with HPV.
A PANDEMIC OF CONTROL
A pandemic of control has infected nearly the entire media apparatus today. No wonder when 90% of it is owned by only five corporations: Disney, Time-Warner, CBS/Viacom, GE, and Newscorp. Thus, never before in the “free” world have we seen such a coordinated control of what people see and hear.https://www.youtube.com/embed/SCDD3XjcIBo
And it’s working beyond the wildest dreams of even the most corrupt authoritarian. The reason is that it’s not just the talking heads on carefully crafted newscasts narrating the social conscience. Now, the general public itself has become the unwitting mouthpiece and purveyor of propaganda through the vast network of social media. This has produced a powerful and dangerous mob mentality whereby anyone who questions the beliefs of the status quo is ridiculed, mocked, demeaned, and now, censored.
Overnight, the entire world began harmoniously adopting pre-prepared phrases of “self-isolation” and “social-distancing.” The idea of quarantining the entire healthy population instead of only the sick and vulnerable—an unheard of approach until now—was accepted by the public, to the chagrin of many scientists.
I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza… But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why. —Dr Joel Kettner, professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases; europost.eu
Remarkably, it’s also scientists who are sounding the alarm on a greater looming catastrophe.
…we do not realize that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients, positive for normal coronaviruses, are already dying every day. The government’s anti-COVID-19 measures are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous. The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society. All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook. —Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, a specialist in microbiology, a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in Germany; europost.eu
I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life—schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned—will be long-lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself. The stock market will bounce back in time, but many businesses never will. The unemployment, impoverishment and despair likely to result will be public health scourges of the first order. —Dr. David Katz, an American physician and founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Centre; europost.eu
Such views, however, have been put down as “heartless”, “capitalist”, and even “murderous”. YouTube has been banning even medical experts who contradict “the narrative”; Facebook is deleting posts on natural remedies and even comical memes; and Twitter promises to begin labelling “misleading” tweets. Suddenly, we have awakened to the reality that the age of intellectual debate is over; a “dictatorship of relativism”, as Benedict XVI put it, is firmly in place. And the “thought police” are now your neighbours and even family members who may “unfriend” you, delete your emails, or even report you.
Masters of conscience… Even in today’s world, there are so many. —POPE FRANCIS, Homily at Casa Santa Martha, May 2nd, 2014; Zenit.org
Indeed, more often than not, it is political correctness in the disguise of a misguided compassion, which is why it is so powerful and deceptive.
In my study of Communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of Communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to. —Dr. Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels), August 31st, 2005; FrontPageMagazine.com
But again, this level of control is almost impossible to achieve on a global scale, as it now is, without some kind of coordinated effort. What some call “conspiracy theory” (which is just a mindless way of dismissing evidence) was stated as fact by Pope Pius XI when he warned of a concerted plan unfolding:
There is another explanation for the rapid diffusion of the Communistic ideas now seeping into every nation, great and small, advanced and backward, so that no corner of the earth is free from them. This explanation is to be found in a propaganda so truly diabolical that the world has perhaps never witnessed its like before. It is directed from one common center. —Divini Redemptoris: On Atheistic Communism, n. 17
And now this diabolical propaganda is entering into its end game…
THAT “SETTLED” SCIENCE
This war of intimidation is no more evident today than on the vaccine front as COVID-19 continues to unravel the world “as we know it.” In Canada, a recent poll by Ledger revealed that when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, 60% of Canadians think it should be mandatory for all. Moreover, 45% of those polled would agree with governments using location data from people’s mobile devices to monitor social distancing/self-isolation. In other words, half the country believes that the government should have absolute say on what Canadians put into their bloodstreams—and then be able to track them.
How can the majority of a country be in favour of forcing their neighbours to be injected with chemicals from pharmaceutical companies who have inglorious records when it comes to vaccines? Because the public has been told over and over again that vaccines are “absolutely safe” and that the “science is settled.” That alone should raise eyebrows. The idea that the “science is settled” on this (or any scientific question) is the most anti-scientific statement anyone can make. Good science is always questioning, always seeking to know and understand more while challenging existing paradigms. And that’s because science has sometimes been terribly wrong.
It seems all those anti-nicotine conspiracy theorists were right.
Or how about the safety of Tylenol? Or birth control? Or plastic? Or Roundup? Or Teflon? Or cellphones?…….etc.? All of these have been linked now to serious health problems. But I guarantee if you search some of these terms, you will find a number of contrary articles “debunking” the “conspiracy theorists” in the most patronizing tones as bloggers and reporters, like trained parrots, pump out the mainstream mantras. This is no more so than when it comes to vaccines, fast becoming one of the most divisive subjects on the planet.
VACCINES: THE NEW WARFRONT
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with what the U.S. Congress concluded in 1986, that government licensed vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe” and, thus, pharmaceutical corporations should not be liable for vaccine injuries and deaths. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: “Data show that the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history.” As it turns out, that’s just wind. In 2018, a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for vaccine safety violations was won by vaccine safety advocates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Del Bigtree. That court case revealed that over a 30 year period, the DHHS had “to finally and shockingly admit that it never, not even once, submitted a single [mandated] biennial report to Congress detailing the improvements in vaccine safety.” Conspicuously, there is a near media blackout on this serious, inconvenient truth.
Which is pretty odd given that the United States has a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. As of today, that fund has paid out 4.5 billion dollars to compensate people who have been injured by vaccination. Many doctors have said they weren’t even aware of this program (and probably some reading this right now). As a result, some scientists who have tracked vaccine injuries suggest that only one percent of vaccine injured people are aware of or have used the program. Among the highest compensated victims? Those who have received diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis shots (DTP); the seasonal flu shot (Influenza); measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); Hepatitis B and HPV. But this isn’t isolated to the United States. Vaccine injuries have been reported in Africa, India, Mexico, the Philippines and other countries, particularly from polio, tetanus and pertussis shots.Vaccine journal reported that in Alberta, Canada, of the women who received HPV vaccines between 2006-2014, 958 were hospitalized and 19,351 had an emergency room visit within 42 days of immunization.
Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies is another source that examines scientific papers and studies that have shown clear vaccine harm. Remarkably, anyone repeating these studies is labelled an “anti-vaxxer” in a pitiful attempt to reframe the debate, not around facts, but ad hominen attacks (see The Reframers).
It’s what’s known as the “Semmelweis reflex.” This term describes the knee-jerk revulsion with which the press, the medical and scientific community, and allied financial interests greet new scientific evidence that contradicts an established scientific paradigm. The reflex can be particularly fierce in cases where new scientific information suggests that established medical practices are actually harming public health. —Foreword, Robert F. Kennedy Jr; Heckenlively, Kent; Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science, p. 13, Kindle Edition
Sure, what parent wants to hear that the dozens of vaccines they’ve allowed doctors to pump into their children’s bloodstreams may, in fact, have long term consequences? So here are some comforting words from the man pushing for the entire planet to be vaccinated:https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbYC4fAtKbM
Yes, that sounds like a wise idea, Bill. Especially since disorders and diseases are exponentially increasing among children today…
A WAR ON CHILDREN?
ABC News reported in 2008 that the “rise in child chronic illness could swamp health care.” [60 percent of American adults now report a chronic illness while 42 percent of them report more than one.] While several articles I’ve read in scientific or medical journals simply shrug saying that all this is a “mystery,” Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center, an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, notes how this has occurred at exactly the same time vaccine doses have tripled since the 1970’s:
What we have now is 69 doses of 16 vaccines that the federal government is saying children should use from day of birth to age 18… Have we seen children be healthier? Just the opposite. We have an epidemic of chronic disease and disability. One child in six in America, now learning disabled. One in nine with asthma. One in 50 with autism. One in 400 developing diabetes. Millions more with inflammatory bowel disorder, Rheumatoid arthritis. Epilepsy. Epilepsy is on the rise. We have children—30 percent now of young adults have been diagnosed as having a mental illness, anxiety disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia. This is the worst public health report card in the history of this country. —The Truth About Vaccines, documentary; transcript, p. 14
It’s not a matter of being anti-vaccine; science shows that vaccines can, in some cases, do what they are intended for. Rather, what a growing number of doctors and scientists are raising the alarm about is the cumulative and synergistic effect of all these vaccines, which is not tested.
Another reason people write-off any correlation between vaccines and chronic health problems is because adverse health effects don’t appear in everyone, or may be delayed by several years. But it’s for the same reason that one person can smoke till they are 90, and only die from natural causes, while the next smoker dies of lung cancer at the age of 40. Family genetics, environmental conditions, nutrition, etc. play a role on how well our body can fight off foreign materials and chemicals, such as those present in vaccines. Thus, Science Daily reports that asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have increased at a disproportionate rate among children living in poverty. Since the toxins in vaccines can produce autoimmune responses, what those are, if any, will vary from person to person.
Have you noticed the sudden surge in food sensitivity? The CDC reports that the prevalence of food allergies in children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Between 1997 and 2008, the prevalence of peanut or tree nut allergies appears to have more than tripled in U.S. children. Dr. Christopher Exley, Dr. Christopher Shaw, as well as Dr. Yehuda Schoenfeld, who has published over 1600 papers and is highly cited on PubMed, have found that aluminum used in vaccines is linked to food sensitivities. It’s interesting that more and more consumer products like deodorant are advertising “no aluminum!”—and yet it is still considered safe to inject it into a child. According to the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations (Title 21, Vol. 4), the maximum FDA allowance for parenteral aluminum is 25 micrograms per day.
And yet, it’s common for [a child’s] two-month, four-month, six-month appointments to include up to eight vaccinations that add up to more than 1000 micrograms of aluminum. According to FDA limits, that amount isn’t even safe for a 350-pound adult. —Ty Bolinger, The Truth About Vaccines, documentary; transcript, p. 49, Episode 2
It is well established that aluminum is linked to a number of auto-immune diseases, as well as Alzheimers,which is also on the rise. And despite the media’s aggressive insistence that there is no link between autism and vaccines, the Children’s Health Defense has compiled 89 peer-reviewed, published studies linking autism to mercury contained in vaccines.  CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, revealed that it was known for 13 years that the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine was linked to autism, especially in African-American boys, and that he was ordered to cover it up and destroy the evidence. He admitted to ABC news:
I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. —ABCnews.go.com
Biomechanical engineer, Dr. Brian Hooker, did a re-analysis of the 2004 autism study, adding back in the data, which was supplied to him by Dr. Thompson. While ABC tried to paint the new data as unreliable based on a statistician’s opinion, neither Dr. Thompson nor Dr. Hooker have retracted their testimony that data fraud took place.
Like aluminum, mercury (Thimerosal) in vaccines can pass between the blood-brain barrier and accumulate after several vaccine doses—with potentially devastating effects.
Every freshwater fish in America now has advisories on them telling pregnant women not to eat it. The mercury in Thimerosal is 50 times as toxic to the brain tissue and twice as persistent in the brain as the mercury in fish. So why would we inject that into a pregnant woman or little baby? It doesn’t make sense. —Robert F. Kennedy Jr; from the 2012 Guzzi study and the 2005 Burbacher study; Ibid. p. 53
The list of vaccine injuries, especially in third world countries, is a bit astonishing. For example, British journal The Lancet published compelling evidence linking the polio vaccine to cancer (non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma). In Uttar Pradesh, India, 9 or 10 annual cases of polio suddenly gave way to 47, 500 cases of (flaccid paralysis) polio in 2011 alone with a total of 491,000 paralyzed from 2000-2017 after The Gates Foundation vaccinated hundreds of thousands of children. While the Foundation and WHO went on to declare India “polio free”, scientists backed by studies warned that it was, in fact, the live polio virus in the vaccine causing the polio-like symptoms. In other words, they simply changed the name of the disease to something other than polio. The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics study concluded:
…while India has been polio-free for a year, there has been a huge increase in non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). In 2011, there were an extra 47,500 new cases of NPAFP. Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere [First, do no harm] was violated. —pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
National Public Radio reported that “For the first time, the number of children paralyzed by mutant strains of the polio vaccine are greater than the number of children paralyzed by polio itself.” Professor Raul Andino, a professor of microbiology at the University of California at San Francisco, blatantly states the problem:
It’s actually an interesting conundrum. The very tool you are using for [polio] eradication is causing the problem. —npr.com; read study here
Again, live polio vaccines, contaminated with monkey viruses, may also be linked to so-called Gulf War Syndrome. In an editorial in the Oxford Journals Clinical Infectious Diseases periodical in 2005, Dr. Harry F. Hull and Dr. Philip D. Minor of the Division of Virology at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in the U.K., requested that the oral polio vaccine be stopped immediately, warning:
Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis was recognized shortly after the introduction of OPV [oral polio vaccine], with cases occurring in both vaccinees and their contacts. The time is coming when the only cause of polio is likely to be the vaccine used to prevent it. —healthimpactnews.com; Source: “When Can We Stop Using Oral Poliovirus Vaccine?”, Dec. 15th, 2005
Few people know that the CDC—the very agency that is supposedly regulating the vaccine industry—also sells vaccines. A patent search a few years ago revealed that they are an assignee to over 50 patents related to vaccines. A government Committee found conflicts of interest in the CDC whereby some Advisory Committee members held stock or interest in pharmaceutical companies. Employees of the CDC have ended up later taking lucrative positions in pharmaceutical companies. And scientists in the CDC are at the same time allowed to take out patents on their own products as the “inventor.” These are extraordinary conflicts of interest. A study from Baruch College Professor Gail Delong concluded:
Conflicts of interest cloud vaccine safety research. Sponsors of research have competing interests that may impede the objective study of vaccine side effects. Vaccine manufacturers, health officials, and medical journals may have financial and bureaucratic reasons for not wanting to acknowledge the risks of vaccines. — “Conflicts of Interest in Vaccine Safety Research”, vaccinesafetycommission.org
Given that some vaccines can cost as high as $300 a shot—and governments buy millions of doses at a time—it is utterly reckless not to expect more objectivity in a billion dollar industry. Robert F. Kennedy, who has dedicated his life to exposing the dangers of mercury in water tables and now the dangers of a poorly regulated vaccine industry, bluntly stated:
The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually. Congressman Dave Weldon has pointed out that the primary metric for success across the CDC is how many vaccines the agency sells and how successfully the agency expands its vaccine program—regardless of any negative effects on human health. Weldon exposed how the Immunization Safety Office, which is supposed to ensure vaccine efficacy and safety, has become subsumed in that metric. The scientists in that part of the agency should no longer be considered part of the public safety sector. Their function is to promote vaccines. As Dr. Thompson has attested, they are routinely ordered to destroy, manipulate and conceal evidence of adverse vaccine reactions in order to protect that ultimate metric. The CDC should not be the agency that we are relying on for oversight of the vaccine program. It’s the wolf guarding the henhouse. —EcoWatch, December 15th, 2016
Finally, we cannot forget the most ghoulish and troubling unethical practice in vaccine research—aborted fetal cell harvesting. Presently, Canada and China are collaborating on a coronavirus vaccine that is derived from aborted fetal tissue. As American Bishop Strickland tweeted, “if a vaccine for this virus is only attainable if we use body parts of aborted children then I will refuse the vaccine…I will not kill children to live.” (To be clear, this refers to the process of culturing viruses in the cells from an aborted baby; it does not mean vaccines contain fetal tissue or cells).
In other words, when the public is being told that a COVID-19 vaccine may be mandatory, one has solid moral grounds to refuse it on several levels. No government has the right to force any chemical into or on anyone’s body. No government has the right to deliberately kill others for the benefit of the “common good.” And the population has a right to question the integrity of what is being prescribed with proof of the safety and morality of any medical treatment. Regardless, the so-called “fact checkers” like Snopes, Skeptical Raptor, and other such sites—what I call the unofficial “Ministry of Propaganda”—sarcastically and patronizingly dismiss as “conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxxers” anyone who suggests that the vaccine industry is not run by impeccable saints. But when they conveniently omit peer-reviewed studies, widespread vaccine damage, and dismiss out of hand the testimony of literally thousands of people who were permanently injured for life within hours of taking a vaccine… suddenly the real conspirators against truth come into view.
…[it] is the conspiracy of silence on the part of a large section of the non-Catholic press of the world. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 18
As one scientist said, if you hit your toe with a hammer and feel sudden pain, it was probably the hammer. The masters of conscience simply say there is no hammer and the pain is all in your head.
Ironically, other more powerful masters of conscience also predicted in 2012 with eerie precision how a “pandemic” scenario would bring about the exact conditions we are now experiencing:
China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets. Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems — from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty — leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power. — “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development,” p. 19; The Rockefeller Foundation
THE CENTER OF CONTROL
Several years ago when I began this writing apostolate, I asked a priest what he thought about those “conspiracy theories” regarding so-called “secret societies” such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, etc. Without missing a beat, he said: “Conspiracy? Yes. Theory? No.” That launched me into investigating these organizations only to find that, not only do they exist, but they are formally condemned by the Church.
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
And why are they condemned? Pope Leo XIII summarizes:
…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… human nature and human reason ought in all things to be mistress and guide. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, April 20th, 1884
Human reason, when it rejects the evidence of God, is the seedbed of deception. When you begin to view the world through the lens of atheism, evolutionism, empiricism, rationalism… you can quickly arrive at a place where, if you have enough power and money, you view yourself as one of the chosen elite to bring about a “greater good” for humanity.
…for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened… They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice… (Romans 1:21, 29)
While I cannot judge the hearts of international banking families and globalists like George Soros, the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, the Rothschilds, Warren Buffet, Ted Turner, etc. we can and should judge their works, beginning with their words.
For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum… believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. —David Rockefeller, Memoirs, p. 405, Random House Publishing Group
After doing countless hours of research on several of these individuals, a pattern has emerged. There is a strange interest and investment by most of them in the field of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and population control. Big Pharma was essentially invented by the Rockefellers through their philanthropy and investments in the early 20th century.
In the early 1900’s, John D. Rockefeller and his affiliates pushed to introduce licensing laws for medical practitioners that basically illegalized natural medicine. They illegalized natural medicine with licensing laws: that’s the Rockefeller play-book. —anonhq.com; cf. The Corbett Report: “The Rockefeller Medicine” by James Corbett, May 17th, 2020
They had a direct influence in the formation and funding of the World Health Organization (WHO). But more disturbingly was their links to the eugenics program of Nazi Germany.
…since the 1920’s the Rockefeller Foundation had funded the eugenics research in Germany through the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institutes in Berlin and Munich, including well into the Third Reich. They praised the forced sterilization of people by Hitler’s Germany, and the Nazi ideas on race “purity.” It was John D. Rockefeller III, a life-long advocate of eugenics, who used his “tax free” foundation money to initiate the population reduction neo-Malthusian movement through his private Population Council in New York beginning in the 1950’s. The idea of using vaccines to covertly reduce births in the Third World is also not new. Bill Gates’ good friend, David Rockefeller and his Rockefeller Foundation were involved as early as 1972 in a major project together with WHO and others to perfect another “new vaccine.” —William Engdahl, author of “Seeds of Destruction”, engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net, “Bill Gates talks about ‘vaccines to reduce population’”, March 4th, 2010
The Rockefeller’s owned Standard Oil, which later became Exxon. It supplied fuel to German submarines during WWII. The next largest stock-holder in Standard Oil was I.G. Farben, an enormous petrochemical trust in Germany, which became a vital part of the German war industry. Together, they formed the company “Standard I.G. Farben”.
I.G. Farben employed Hitler’s pharma scientists who manufactured explosives, chemical weapons, and the poisonous gas Zyklon B, which killed scores in Auschwitz’s gas chambers. Several of I.G. Farben’s directors were convicted for war crimes, but released a few years later. They were quickly integrated into U.S. government programs via “Operation Paperclip… in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from Germany to the United States, for U.S. government employment, primarily between 1945 and 1959.”
THE NEW EXPERIMENTS
What was left of I.G. Farben was divided into three companies: Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst.
• Bayer is now one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world who focus on human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products, agricultural chemicals, seeds and biotechnology products. They own vaccine producer Merck (who was sued in 2010 for a vaccine that may actually cause mumps and measles) and bought up Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup, now linked to cancer).
• BASF is one the largest chemical producers in the world. In 1952, BASF was refounded under its own name following the efforts of former Nazi Party member and Third Reich war economy leader, Carl Wurster. The company has been involved in producing herbicides, pesticides and amorphous nanoparticles, which “improves the efficient uptake of drugs, for example, in the human body.”
• Hoechst’s managers were charged during the Nuremberg trials for having tested drugs on concentration camp prisoners. In 2005, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis (now called Sanofi), a French multinational pharmaceutical company that, as of 2013, has the world’s fifth-largest prescription sales.
This is all to say that the Rockefellers and their business partners, with scientific roots in the heinous Nazi experimentation on human life, have gone on to become some of the world’s largest producers of seeds and medicine. Moreover, “The Rockefeller Foundation… both profoundly shaped WHO and maintained long and complex relations with it.” They are joined by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is presently working hand in hand with the United Nations to create a vaccine for every person on the planet.
The Gates and Rockefellers have another thing in common: their open work to reduce the global population. Bill Gates is the son of a Planned Parenthood director. He reminisced how at “the dinner table my parents were very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.” Obviously, he learned a lot. In a controversial TED talk ten years ago, Gates stated:
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. —TED talk, February 20th, 2010; cf. the 4:30 mark
Of course, it is well-established that “health care” and “reproductive health services” are euphemisms in the United Nations for birth control and abortion. Regarding vaccines, Gates attempts to explain in another interview that vaccines for the poorest will help their offspring live longer. As such, parents won’t feel like they need to have more children to care for them in old age. That is, parents will stop having children, Gates believes, because their son or daughter will have received his vaccine. He then compares the lower birth rates in richer countries to support his theory as “proof” that we have fewer children because they are healthier.
However, this is simplistic at best and patronizing at the very least. Western culture is deeply influenced by materialism, individualism, and a “culture of death” that encourages ridding ourselves of any and all inconvenience and suffering. The first victim of this mindset has been the generosity of having large families.
But vaccine safety advocates have long struggled with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation track record on vaccines. As Robert F. Kennedy of the Children’s Health Defense pointed out in April of 2020:
Gates’ obsession with vaccines seems fueled by a messianic conviction that he is ordained to save the world with technology and a god-like willingness to experiment with the lives of lesser humans.
Promising to eradicate Polio with $1.2 billion, Gates took control of India ‘s National Advisory Board (NAB) and mandated 50 polio vaccines (up from 5) to every child before age 5. Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating vaccine-strain polio epidemic that paralyzed 496,000 children between 2000 and 2017. In 2017, the Indian Government dialed back Gates’ vaccine regimen and evicted Gates and his cronies from the NAB. Polio paralysis rates dropped precipitously. In 2017, the World Health Organization reluctantly admitted that the global polio explosion is predominantly vaccine strain, meaning it is coming from Gates’ Vaccine Program. The most frightening epidemics in Congo, the Philippines, and Afghanistan are all linked to Gates’ vaccines. By 2018, ¾ of global polio cases were from Gates’ vaccines.
In 2014, the #GatesFoundation funded tests of experimental HPV vaccines, developed by GSK and Merck, on 23,000 young girls in remote Indian provinces. Approximately 1,200 suffered severe side effects, including autoimmune and fertility disorders. Seven died. Indian government investigations charged that Gates funded researchers committed pervasive ethical violations: pressuring vulnerable village girls into the trial, bullying parents, forging consent forms, and refusing medical care to the injured girls. The case is now in the country’s Supreme Court.
In 2010, the Gates Foundation funded a trial of a GSK’s experimental malaria vaccine, killing 151 African infants and causing serious adverse effects including paralysis, seizure, and febrile convulsions to 1,048 of the 5,049 children.
During Gates’ 2002 MenAfriVac Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, Gates operatives forcibly vaccinated thousands of African children against meningitis. Between 50-500 children developed paralysis. South African newspapers complained, “We are guinea pigs for drug makers.”Nelson Mandela’s former Senior Economist, Professor Patrick Bond, describes Gates’ philantropic practices as “ruthless” and “immoral”.
…In 2014, Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Association accused the WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a phony “tetanus” vaccine campaign. Independent labs found the sterility formula in every vaccine tested. —Instagram Post, April 9th; 2020; see post also here
But if by “health care” is meant Big Pharma’s drugs, then it’s working — even if unintended. Prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death. In 2015, the total number of individual prescription medications filled at pharmacies was just over 4 billion. That’s nearly 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. According to a Harvard study:
Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved… Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. — “New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages”, Donald W. Light, June 27th, 2014; ethics.harvard.edu
The Rockefeller’s Population Council, which has donated to Planned Parenthood, conducts research in biomedicine, social science, and public health, also plays an active role in population control by their research and licensing of contraceptive products and methods and by promoting “family planning and reproductive health care” (ie. abortion). For in a 1968 annual report of The Rockefeller Foundation, it lamented that…
Very little work is in progress on immunological methods, methods such as vaccines, to reduce fertility, and much more research is required if a solution is to be found here. — “The Presidents Five-Year Review, Annual Report 1968, p. 52; view pdf here
The ties don’t end there. The Gates curiously invested millions into Monsanto. Once again, seeds and medicine—the control and manipulation of food and health products—are a common objective among globalist philanthropists. Is it just coincidence, then, that Monsanto’s Roundup, which is now showing up everywhere and in everything from groundwater to most foods to pet food to over 70% of American bodies—is also linked directly to vaccines?
The glyphosate is a sleeper because its toxicity is insidious and accumulative and so it slowly erodes your health over time, but it works synergistically with the vaccines… In particular because glyphosate opens up the barriers. It opens up the gut barrier and it opens up the brain barrier… as a consequence, those things that are in the vaccines get into the brain whereas they wouldn’t if you didn’t have all the glyphosate exposure from the food. —Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; The Truth About Vaccines, documentary; transcript, p. 45, Episode 2
Cholesterol sulfate plays an essential role in fertilization and zinc is essential to the male reproductive system, with a high concentration found in semen. Thus, the likely reduction in the bioavailability of these two nutrients due to effects of glyphosate could be contributory to infertility problems. — “Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases”, by Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff; people.csail.mit.edu
“Scientists Warn of Sperm Count Crisis” — news headline, The Independent, December 12th, 2012
The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause… sperm counts in western men have halved. —July 30th, 2017, The Guardian
In fact, the top companies who use genetic engineering to produce vaccines, are also primarily responsible for the introduction of genetic engineering into the food supply: Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Pfizer, and Novartis. And Gates contributes to them all.
While there are many good and honest people in the vaccine and medical industries, there is also plenty of ignorance and denial as to the overall effect of the synthetic engineering taking place and outright coverup. Clearly, human immunity is caving in, and vaccines, ironically, are emerging as a key factor. The use of DNA vaccines “essentially produces a genetically modified human being, with unknown long-term effects” while the mRNA vaccines being proposed (and rushed) for COVID-19 would “turn the body’s cells into ad hoc drug factories.” From the explosion of auto-immune diseases to an increase in vulnerability to disease in those who are vaccinated, something is terribly wrong in this human experiment.
THE PERFECT CRISIS
Of course, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the other dogma that bonds all of these globalists together: climate change. In fact, that TED talk from Gates was all about reducing carbon emissions to zero, in part, by reducing population growth. But why climate change? Because this is the means by which to restructure the entire global economy into a socialist/communist system. As an official on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quite candidly admitted:
…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… —Ottmar Edenhofer, dailysignal.com, November 19th, 2011
Hence, the Pandemic of Control comes into plain view: with the power over food, health, and the environment in the hands of these globalists, they control not only the crises but the means by which to solve them. All that’s left is for a frightened and herded population to join the revolution.
We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. —David Rockefeller, speaking at the UN, Sept. 14, 1994
That is a widely cited quote on the Internet, but one that is hard to find the original source, if it exists at all. However, this speech has been found:
This present window of opportunity during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built will not be open for too long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts. —UN Ambassador’s Dinner, September 14th, 1994; YouTube, at the 4:30 mark; also, for the whole speech, see C-SPAN
He then states that the opportunity for “enlightened” American leadership has never been greater (“enlightened” refers to those who possess the esoteric knowledge of the secret societies). The threat to the new order he envisions comes from, among other things, “militant fundamentalists who want to subordinate or even eliminate anyone who does not comply with their own rigid ideological beliefs” (the Catholic Church?). He then notes how improved public health has decreased infant mortality rates by 60% and increased life expectancy. That’s good, right? But suddenly the speech takes a dark turn: this seeming progress will only increase the population of the world, he says, to “catastrophic” levels by “2020”:
The negative impact of population growth on all our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident. —Ibid.
I submit that it is not population growth, which is God’s will for the human race (Genesis 1:28), but greed, control and manipulation of the ecosystems and humans who dwell within them, that is the “appallingly evident” existential threat in 2020.
…those with the knowledge, and especially the economic resources to use them, [have] an impressive dominance over the whole of humanity and the entire world. Never has humanity had such power over itself, yet nothing ensures that it will be used wisely, particularly when we consider how it is currently being used. We need but think of the nuclear bombs dropped in the middle of the twentieth century, or the array of technology which Nazism, Communism and other totalitarian regimes have employed to kill millions of people, to say nothing of the increasingly deadly arsenal of weapons available for modern warfare. In whose hands does all this power lie, or will it eventually end up? It is extremely risky for a small part of humanity to have it. —POPE FRANCIS, Laudato si’, n. 104; www.vatican.va
…without the guidance of charity in truth, this global force could cause unprecedented damage and create new divisions within the human family… humanity runs new risks of enslavement and manipulation. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n.33, 26
Hence, COVID-19, along with the never-ending (and always failing) apocalyptic climate change predictions, appears to be the right crisis to bring the necessary revolution to complete the transformation to a New World Order. Again, just ask the globalists:
This is the crisis of my lifetime. 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
Adds Gates, who donated $10 billlion to the WHO in 2010 whilst declaring that we had entered the “Decade of Vaccines Collaboration”:
It is fair to say things won’t go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world. —April 5th, 2020;Real Clear Politics
Of course, none of this is possible without the help of the media to terrorize the populace on a daily basis.
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. —David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton and by Dan Quayle)
THE FALSE GARDEN
In closing, we have to realize that this Pandemic of Control is ultimately spiritual in nature. There is truly one conspirator, and that is Satan. His plan, from the dawn of the ages, has been to recreate Eden—without God. And now we have arrived at his dark hour and seeming triumph as the socio-technological revolution that has hemmed in billions begins to reach its pinnacle.
Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it? (Rev 13:4)
In Eden, Adam and Eve had perfect health… and this is promised now by vaccines; there was no pain and suffering… promised now by prescription drugs; there was no hunger… promised to be safeguarded now by laboratory grown food; there was no death… promised to end now by merging human minds and consciousness with artificial intelligence. Adam did not have to contend with weeds… and this is promised now by GMO seeds; Eve did not have to endure the pain of childbirth… and this is promised now by contraception and abortion. And last, the paradise of Adam and Eve was one of harmony and peace with nature and complete sharing of creation’s resources with one another… and this is promised now by “Green” initiatives and the “redistribution of wealth.”
And the Cosmos shall be one.
The New Age which is dawning will be peopled by perfect, androgynous beings who are totally in command of the cosmic laws of nature. In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order. —Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life, n. 4, Pontifical Councils for Culture and Inter-religious Dialogue
But as Our Lady allegedly said in a recent apparition to Gisella Cardia in Italy:
Soon my son Jesus will come to destroy the garden that Satan has created for himself: do not believe his lies and illusions. —May 12th, 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com
Indeed, this dystopian nightmare that is unfolding before us, driven by deluded men, is going to be short lived. But we will be tested. The Global Revolution the secret societies have long sought after is aimed first and foremost at the Church whose Passion is now at hand. They have merely lacked the means to control her.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s white paper, “National COVID-19 Testing Action Plan” lays out a strategic framework that is clearly intended to become part of a permanent surveillance and social control structure that severely limits personal liberty and freedom of choice. — “Contact Tracing Apps Violate Privacy”, Dr. Joseph Mercola, May 15th, 2020; mercola.com
Bill Gates stated plainly in a Reddit Q & A:
Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently, or when we have a vaccine, who has received it. —March 2020, reddit.com
Over 60 tech companies have begun working on The COVID-19 Credentials Initiative (CCI) to create a “digital certificate” or “immunity passport”.  “The certificate lets individuals prove (and request proof from others) they’ve recovered from the novel coronavirus, have tested positive for antibodies or have received a vaccination, once one is available.” This is known as “contact tracing.” Others are developing and pressuring for “mandatory” COVID-19 apps for this purpose. While CCI is relying on volunteer initiatives, former President Bill Clinton goes further, evoking memories of the “Brown Shirts” of Hitler’s regime:
What we need is a national core of healthy people who are properly trained to go out and do this contract tracing. —banned.com, video, 1:24 mark
Governor Cuomo of New York actually called for an “army of tracers” who would “act as “detective, investigator, in the public health space” with only a ‘High School diploma’ necessary to qualify.
Gavi, the cooperative of Bill Gates and WHO known as the Vaccine Alliance, is working to incorporate vaccines and digital ID’s in order to track and trace every human being on the planet as part of the UN’s ID2020 program. Gavi’s literature promises that immunization is key to fulfilling 14 of the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations. These goals, as I explained in my series The New Paganism, are aimed at a new form of global Communism. Vaccination, then, is a fundamental requirement of every nation committed to sustainable development.
If the State can tag, track down and force citizens against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the State can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow. — Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder NVIC
In 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General established a Task Force on “Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, in other words, to bring about the final transformation of the global economy into a cashless society.
The Pandemic of Control is a virus that is about to take over every aspect of the world body.
THE FINAL CONFRONTATION
In February of 2019, unsuspecting of a world lock-down that would come a year later, I wrote The Great Corralling as a warning of how humanity is arguably being forced into a system by which we will be required to “buy and sell” on terms we no longer have control over. Then, in March 2020, my son and I were discussing the very real possibility of how the “mark of the beast” may be something seemingly practical and reasonable to the average person. I suddenly “saw” in my mind’s eye a vaccine coming that will be integrated in an electronic “tattoo” of sorts that may be invisible. It was a concept that had never even remotely crossed my mind. The very next day, this news story was republished:
For the people overseeing nationwide vaccination initiatives in developing countries, keeping track of who had which vaccination and when can be a tough task. But researchers from MIT might have a solution: they’ve created an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special smartphone camera app and filter. —Futurism, December 19th, 2019
Then, about a week later, news stories on Bill Gates and the plan to vaccinate and track the planet began to reverberate throughout the world. And this has caused a lot of fear. Which makes Emeritus Pope Benedict’s words in a new biography coming out shortly (in English) all the more powerful and imperative:
Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with excommunication… The fear of this spiritual power of the Anti-Christ is then only more than natural, and it really needs the help of prayers on the part of an entire diocese and of the Universal Church in order to resist it. —Benedict XVI The Biography: Volume One, by Peter Seewald
When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God, as the image of God at the core of his being. …when God is denied, human dignity also disappears. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Christmas Address to the Roman Curia December 21st, 20112; vatican.va
IN the classic fairytale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, two con men come to town and offer to weave new clothing for the emperor—but with special properties: the clothes become invisible to those who are either incompetent or stupid. The emperor hires the men, but of course, they had made no clothing at all as they pretend to dress him. However, no one, including the emperor, wants to admit that they see nothing and, therefore, be seen as stupid. So everyone gushes at the fine clothing they cannot see whilst the emperor struts down the streets completely naked. Finally, a little child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!” Still, the deluded emperor ignores the child and continues his absurd procession.
It would be a humorous tale… were it not a true story. For today, the emperors of our time have been visited by the con men of political correctness. Seduced by vainglory and the desire to hear applause, they have stripped themselves of the natural moral law and clothed themselves in nonsensical rationalizations such as “marriage can be redefined,” “‘male’ and ‘female’ are social constructs”, and “people can identify as whatever they feel they are.”
Indeed, the emperors are buck naked.
But what of the throngs of educators, scientists, biologists, ethicists and politicians who stand in line to praise the emperor’s new clothes? In denying their consciences, rejecting logic and forbidding intelligent discourse, they too join the parade of naked delusion that is quickly becoming a charade of contradiction after contradiction.
This is no more evident than in the feminist movement which, ironically, has now destroyed feminism.
THE FALSE EMANCIPATION
The thrust of the feminist movement, which blossomed in the 1960s, has evolved from fighting for suffrage and political, financial and cultural equality… to defending sexual liberty (access to birth control), reproductive rights (access to abortion), and promoting marginalized groups (e.g. gay and transgender rights).
There are several aspects of the feminist movement that are no doubt good and necessary. For example, when my wife began her career in graphic design, she was paid far less than men doing the same job in her office. That’s simply unfair. Likewise, demands to be treated with respect, the right to vote, and the opportunity to participate in public institutions are noble goals rooted in justice and derived from the truth that women and men are equal in dignity.
In creating men ‘male and female,’ God gives man and woman an equal personal dignity.” Man is a person, man and woman equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of the personal God. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2334
That dignity, of course, was marred by original sin. It is only by re-entering God’s order that both men and women find their true dignity again. And that’s where feminism has, unfortunately, gone off the rails.
In casting off moral constraints, the feminist movement has unwittingly dragged women into a deeper slavery—one that is spiritual in nature. St. Paul wrote:
For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. (Gal 5:1)
“Freedom,” said St. John Paul II, “is not the ability to do anything we want, whenever we want.”
Rather, freedom is the ability to live responsibly the truth of our relationship with God and with one another. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, St. Louis, 1999
The “feminine genius”, said John Paul II, shines brightly in the world, not through a tragic Eve-like assertion of the ego, but precisely in the “service of love.”
…the “genius of women” [is found not only in those] great and famous women of the past or present, but also those ordinary women who reveal the gift of their womanhood by placing themselves at the service of others in their everyday lives. For in giving themselves to others each day women fulfill their deepest vocation. Perhaps more than men, women acknowledge the person, because they see persons with their hearts. They see them independently of various ideological or political systems. They see others in their greatness and limitations; they try to go out to them and help them. In this way the basic plan of the Creator takes flesh in the history of humanity and there is constantly revealed, in the variety of vocations, that beauty—not merely physical, but above all spiritual—which God bestowed from the very beginning on all, and in a particular way on women. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Letter to Women, n. 12, June 29th, 1995
If men can generally be characterized by their strength and ingenuity, the hallmarks of women are tenderness and intuition. It does not take a great imagination to see how these traits are utterly complementary and indeed a necessary balance to one another. But radical feminism has rejected the “feminine genius” as weakness and capitulation. Tenderness and intuition have been replaced by sexual function and seduction. The “service of love” has been displaced by the “service of eros.”
Whoever wants to eliminate love is preparing to eliminate man as such. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Encyclical Letter, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), n. 28b
THE DEATH OF WOMAN
The collateral damage of feminism’s departure from moral absolutes is spectacular. The casting off of all restraints has, in a word, backfired. “If God does not exist,” said Dostoevsky, “then everything is permissible.”
In 2020, governments are now striking the word “woman” and “man” from government forms. “Mother” and “father” have been replaced by “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.” Just when the word “woman” was gaining its due respect in the public sphere, it is now abolished. The long battle for inclusive language, the recognition of women in sports, business, and politics, the Oprah “girl power” movements… well, their pretty much discriminatory now, aren’t they? Male and Female are terms that must no longer exist. Feminism must now move over for transgenderism.
In the beginning there was male and female. Soon there was homosexuality. Later there were lesbians, and much later gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers… To date (by the time you read this, the… family of sexualities may have increased and multiplied) these are: transgender, trans, transsexual, intersex, androgynous, agender, crossdresser, drag king, drag queen, genderfluid, genderqueer, intergender, neutrois, pansexual, pan-gendered, third gender, third sex, sistergirl and brotherboy… —Deacon Keith Fournier, “Exchanging the Truth of God for a Lie: Transgender Activists, Cultural Revolution”, March 28th, 2011, catholiconline.com
Today, men can identify as women—simply by saying so. Thus, not only do biological men have the right to enter women’s washrooms in many places (thereby exposing our wives and daughters to potential perverts), they can enter women’s sports at the highest levels. In what has to be one of the most stunning backfires in modern times, women who have worked hard in their respective athletic fields are now losing badly to men-who-identify-as-women, whether it’s in racing, cycling,wrestling,weightlifting or kickboxing. Feminists demanded sexual liberty, and now they have it in spades. Pandora’s box has been opened—they just didn’t expect men to pop out (with lipstick and leotards).
But it’s not just in sports. Under a 2017 policy issued by the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, male inmates may be transferred to women’s prisons if they express “a consistent desire to live permanently in the gender they identify with.” Surprise, surprise, the year the policy was enacted, the number of men identifying as women jumped by 70%. Now, female inmates are reportedly being sexually abused in prison by “transgender” males.
Oh, and Covergirl is actually a Coverboy… former male athlete Caitlyn (“Bruce”) Jenner was named Woman of the Year… and did I mention how lovely the emperor’s clothes are?
The other side to this queer coin is equally tragic. In an effort to be freed from the “patriarchal system” that reduces women to the status of breed-cows (so they say), feminists demanded access to birth control so as to “sexually liberate” women from motherhood and put her in the workplace alongside their male counterparts (back when “men” existed, of course). But this, too, has dramatically rebounded. Pope St. Paul VI saw it coming when, in 1968, he warned what a contraceptive culture would do:
Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards… Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection. —Humanae Vitae, n. 17; vatican.va
Far from liberating her, the sexual revolution has subjugated the woman, reducing her to an object. Pornography is the veritable icon of radical feminism. Why? As reporter Jonathon Van Maren notes, ‘the “sex-positive” Third Wave feminists refuse to judge any sexual behavior—even if it involves men getting off on women being physically destroyed on camera for the enjoyment of others.’ If birth control is like a seed, the objectification of the female body is its fruit.
Never before in the history of the world has the image of the woman been so degraded, so demoralized, so violated as it is today. One female porn director recently stated that “Face slapping, choking, gagging, and spitting has become the alpha and omega of any porn scene… These are presented as standard ways to have sex when, in fact, they are niches.”The Atlantic reported that porn has resulted in a sharp increase in the practice of choking during sexual acts (with almost a quarter of adult American women reporting that they felt fear during intimacy as a result). How does this translate? In Canada, it’s estimated that 80% of males between the ages of 12 and 18 watch porn daily. Now children, with easy access to porn, are assaulting other children in an alarming trend that’s targeting girls aged 4 – 8 with sexual violence. Even raunchy liberal comedian Bill Maher has begun to warn that parents should keep their children from porn because it has become increasingly “rapey.”
And the massive outcry from feminists? There isn’t one. They haven’t figured out yet how to have sexual constraints without having sexual constraints. In other words, the emperor still has clothes. Hence, the true image of woman—the tender, intuitive, feminine, gentle, and nurturing woman—is all but dead, certainly in Western culture. In his glacial analysis of the collapse of the West, Cardinal Robert Sarah notes well:
When her relation to man is presented only under an erotic, sexual aspect, woman is always the loser… Unwittingly, woman has become an object at the service of man. —The Day is Far Spent, (Ignatius Press), p. 169
On the other hand, in the Eastern world, the tender, intuitive, feminine, gentle, and nurturing woman is completely covered by a burqa (by law) wherever Shariah prevails (or in “Shariah zones” such as those in London, England and other migrant cities). Again, it’s another stunning irony: as Western nations and their feminist politicians open the floodgates to tens of millions of migrants who embrace a culture that treats women with less dignity than has ever been seen in the West, feminism is ultimately undermining itself again.
A Pew Research survey of Muslim-Americans under thirty revealed that sixty percent of them felt more loyalty to Islam than to America…. A nationwide survey conducted by The Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy reveals that 51 percent of Muslims agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Sharia.” In addition, 51 percent of those polled believed that they should have the choice of American or Sharia courts. —William Kilpatrick, “Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration”, January 30th, 2017; Crisis Magazine
But perhaps the death of woman is no more poignant than in its literal form. The “right to abortion” demanded by radical feminists has resulted in the direct elimination of tens of millions of women. And this, especially, in Asian countries where pregnancies are terminated when a female is detected in the womb but a boy is more desirable. What comes to mind is the spiritual battle described by St. John in the Apocalypse between the “woman” and the “dragon”, which John Paul II directly compared to the “culture of life” vs. the “culture of death”:
She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth… Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. (Rev 12:2-4)
The emperors tells us that abortion is “liberating. ” But a female student at the recent Washington, D.C. March for Life exposes this sophistry for what it is:
That is insulting to me as a woman to think that abortion is somehow in any way a gift to me or to help me liberate myself. I would never want to liberate myself by decimating somebody else. That’s not liberation, that’s a lie. It’s a lie that’s been fed to women everywhere. —Kate Maloney, Students for Life of America, January 24th, 2020, lifesitenews.com
It is yet another staggering irony that the greatest gift and power belonging to a woman has been forfeited by the feminist movement.
Indeed, woman has a natural superiority over man, for it is from her that every man comes into the world. —Cardinal Robert Sarah, The Day is Far Spent, (Ignatius Press), p. 170
In trying to “liberate” woman from the “slavery of reproduction”, as Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, put it, they cut her off from the greatness of motherhood, which is one of the foundations of her dignity… Women will be emancipated, not by rejecting their profound femininity, but, on the contrary, by welcoming it as a treasure. —Ibid., p. 169
BACK TO EDEN
The late Fr. Gabriel Amorth, who was chief exorcist of Rome, gave this key insight from the exorcisms he had performed:
The woman preyed upon by Satan are especially those who are young and of pleasing appearance… During some exorcisms, the demon, with a terrifying voice, has roared that he seeks to enter woman rather than men in order to take revenge on Mary because he has been humiliated by her. —Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Inside the Vatican, January, 1994
If Satan has not possessed many women, he has certainly oppressed multitudes. In one of the most bizarre new cultural rituals, women have turned en masse to Instagram and Facebook to post a deluge of immodest “selfies,” virtually turning themselves into objects before countless anonymous men. And nearly every industry, whether it is television news, music, film, and even sports, has sexualized the female persona. It’s as if we have returned to the Garden of Eden where the serpent has once again dangled the temptation for Eve to see herself as a goddess who may use her God-given powers and beauty as though they were mere servile pawns of her ego:
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked… (Genesis 3:6-7)
That moment was the primordial death of woman, the death of the true image of woman as a reflection of her Creator and a fruitful complementary to her husband.
Fortunately, the disappearance of woman in our times is not indefinite. For the “Woman clothed in the sun” who makes her reprisal in the end times, nor her offspring, are defeated by the dragon. In fact, she reigns, even now, as Queen of heaven and earth at the right hand of her Son.
The Church sees in Mary the highest expression of the “feminine genius” and she finds in her a source of constant inspiration. Mary called herself the “handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38). Through obedience to the Word of God she accepted her lofty yet not easy vocation as wife and mother in the family of Nazareth. Putting herself at God’s service, she also put herself at the service of others: a service of love. Precisely through this service Mary was able to experience in her life a mysterious, but authentic “reign”. It is not by chance that she is invoked as “Queen of heaven and earth”. The entire community of believers thus invokes her; many nations and peoples call upon her as their “Queen”. For her, “to reign” is to serve! Her service is “to reign”!—POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Letter to Women, n. 10, June 29th, 1995
Indeed, who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven… The greatest among you must be your servant. (Matthew 18:4, 23:11)
This is the same Woman who, 400 years ago, predicted the death of woman in so many words:
In those times the atmosphere will be saturated with the spirit of impurity which, like a filthy sea, will engulf the streets and public places with incredible license.… Innocence will scarcely be found in children, or modesty in women… There will be almost no virgin souls in the world… The delicate flower of virginity would be threatened by complete annihilation. —Our Lady of Good Success to Ven. Mother Mariana on the Feast of the Purification, 1634
The Virgin Mary, by her witness, modesty, obedience, service and humility is the antithesis of the anti-woman created by the feminist movement; she is the pinnacle of femininity. Through her spiritual motherhood, Our Lady is the life of woman because she gives them Jesus, who is “the way, the truth and the life.” Those women who accept that Life will find their true self and an authentic femininity, one that has the power to bring life into the world and shape the future through self-giving love.
But at this hour, few are paying any attention to either the voice of this Woman or her Child, whose cry can be heard again in our streets: “The emperor isn’t wearing anything at all!”
For you say, ‘I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich, and white garments to put on so that your shameful nakedness may not be exposed, and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. (Rev 3:17-19)
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SERVANT OF GOD LUISA PICCARRETA
HAVE you ever wondered why God continually sends the Virgin Mary to appear in the world? Why not the great preacher, St. Paul… or the great evangelist, St. John… or the first pontiff, St. Peter, the “rock”? The reason is because Our Lady is inseparably linked to the Church, both as her spiritual mother and as a “sign”:
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. (Rev 12:1-2)
This Woman has come to us, in our times, to prepare and assist us for the birthingthat is now underway. And who or what is to be born? In a word, it is Jesus, but in us, His Church—and in an all new manner. And it is to culminate through a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
God himself had provided to bring about that “new and divine” holiness with which the Holy Spirit wishes to enrich Christians at the dawn of the third millennium, in order to “make Christ the heart of the world.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Address to the Rogationist Fathers, n. 6, www.vatican.va
Thus, it is a spiritual birth of the entire People of God so that the “Real Life” of Jesus may dwell within them. Another name for this is the “gift of Living in the Divine Will” as it appears in the revelations to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:
Throughout her writings Luisa presents the gift of Living in the Divine Will as a new and divine indwelling in the soul, which she refers to as the “Real Life” of Christ. The Real Life of Christ consists primarily of the soul’s continuous participation in the life of Jesus in the Eucharist. While God may become substantially present in an inanimate host, Luisa affirms that the same may be said of an animate subject, i.e., the human soul. —Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta (Kindle Locations 2740-2744); (with ecclesiastical approbation from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome)
It is, in fact, a complete restoration of mankind in the image and likeness of the Creator—which the Virgin Mary was by virtue of her Immaculate Conception and Living in the Divine Will—by accomplishing in the Church what Jesus accomplished in His humanity.
“All creation,” said St. Paul, “groans and labors up till now,” awaiting Christ’s redemptive efforts to restore the proper relationship between God and his creation. But Christ’s redemptive act did not of itself restore all things, it simply made the work of redemption possible, it began our redemption. Just as all men share in the disobedience of Adam, so all men must share in the obedience of Christ to the Father’s will. Redemption will be complete only when all men share his obedience… —Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, He Leadeth Me (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995), pp. 116-117
MOTHER’S PRESENCE: AN IMMINENT SIGN
The other day, I tuned into an Evangelical webcast to hear their perspective on the “end times.” At one point, the host declared that Jesus was coming soon to end the world and that there would be no symbolic “thousand years” (ie. Era of Peace); that this was all just Jewish myth and fables. And I thought to myself not only how unbiblical his position was but, mostly, how sad. That after laboring for 2000 years, it would be the devil who triumphs in the world, not Christ (Rev 20:2-3). That no, the meek would not inherit the earth (Psalm 37:10-11; Matt 5:5). That the Gospel would not be preached among all the nations before the end (Matt 24:14). That the earth shall not be filled with knowledge of the Lord (Isaiah 11:9). That the nations would not beat their swords into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4). That creation would not be set free and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God (Rom 8:21). That the saints would not reign for a time while Satan is chained and the Antichrist (beast) is deposed (Rev 19:20, 20:1-6). And thus, no, Christ’s Kingdom would not reign “on earth as it is in Heaven” as we have prayed for two millennia (Matt 6:10). According to this pastor’s “eschatology of despair”, the world will just get worse and worse until Jesus cries “uncle!” and throws in the towel.
Oh, how sad! Oh, how wrong! No, my friends, missing from this Protestant perspective is The Marian Dimension of the Storm. The Blessed Mother is the key to understanding the Church’s future because it is within her that is foreshadowed the destiny of the Body of Christ, and through her maternity, that it is also accomplished. In the words of Pope. St. John XXIII:
We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand. In our times, divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations which, by human effort and even beyond all expectations, are directed to the fulfilment of God’s superior and inscrutable designs, in which everything, even human setbacks, leads to the greater good of the Church. —Address for the Opening of the Second Vatican Council, October 11th, 1962
The “greater good” of the Church is to become immaculate like the Immaculata. And this is only possible if the Church, like Mary, is not just doing but Living in the Divine Will as she did (I explain that difference in The Single Will and True Sonship). Hence, Our Lady is now appearing throughout the world, calling her children into the Upper Room of family and group cenacles in order to prepare them for an outpouring of the Light of the Holy Spirit. This coming “illumination of conscience” or “Warning” will have a dual effect. One will be to liberate the People of God from the interior darkness and power of Satan over their lives — a process that should be well underway in the faithful remnant. The second is to fill them with the initial graces of the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
The Church of the Millennium must have an increased consciousness of being the Kingdom of God in its initial stage. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, L’Osservatore Romano, English Edition, April 25th, 1988
THE EXORCISM… AND DESCENT OF THE KINGDOM
When light comes, it scatters the darkness. The so-called “illumination of conscience” or Warning is just that: an exorcism of the evil that still lingers in the hearts of the faithful, and hopefully, the rest of mankind (though many will not accept this grace). “Why, though…” one priest asked me, “would God grant this grace to only this generation?” Because the Church is in the final stages of her preparation for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb — and she may only attend with a “clean white garment”, that is, she must resemble the prototype: the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment. (Rev 19;7-8)
But this should not be understood as a mere cleansing of the Church, as if she collectively goes to Confession on the same day. Rather, this interior purity, this “new and divine holiness” will be the result of the descent of the Kingdom of God that will have cosmic ramifications. The Church will not be made holy because it lives in an Era of Peace; there will be an Era of Peace precisely because the Church has been made holy.
…the Spirit of Pentecost will flood the earth with his power and a great miracle will gain the attention of all humanity. This will be the effect of grace of the Flame of Love… which is Jesus Christ himself… something like this has not happened since the Word became flesh. Satan’s blindness means the universal triumph of My divine Heart, the liberation of souls, and the opening of the way to salvation to its fullest extent. —Jesus to Elizabeth Kindelmann, The Flame of Love, p. 61, 38, 61; 233; from Elizabeth Kindelmann’s diary; 1962; Imprimatur Archbishop Charles Chaput
This new grace, also called “the Flame of Love”, will restore the balance and harmony that was lost in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve lost the grace of Living in the Divine Will — that source of divine power that sustained all creation in the Divine Life.
…a creation in which God and man, man and woman, humanity and nature are in harmony, in dialogue, in communion. This plan, upset by sin, was taken up in a more wondrous way by Christ, Who is carrying it out mysteriously but effectively in the present reality, in the expectation of bringing it to fulfillment…—POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, February 14, 2001
But as Jesus said to Elizabeth Kindelmann, Satan must first be blinded. In The Great Day of Light, we see how the “illumination of conscience” is not the end of Satan’s reign, but a certain breaking of his power in millions if not billions of souls. It is the Prodigal Hour when many will return home. As such, this Divine Light of the Holy Spirit will expel much darkness; the Flame of Love will blind Satan; it will be a mass exorcism of the “dragon” unlike anything the world has known such that it will already be the beginning of the reign of the Kingdom of the Divine Will in the hearts of many of His saints. If the “sixth seal” in Revelation 6:12-17 seems to describe the physical realm during the Warning, Revelation 12 appears to reveal the spiritual.
Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven… Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out… But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time…(Rev 12:7-12)
Even though Satan will then focus what’s left of his power in the “beast” or Antichrist in the “short time” he has left (ie. “forty-two months”), St. John nonetheless hears the faithful crying out that “the kingdom of our God” has come. How can that be? Because it is an interior manifestation of the Kingdom of the Divine Will—at least in those who were properly disposed for it. As a sidenote, St. John indicates that the souls who accept the graces of the Warning may be led to a refuge of some kind during the Antichrist’s reign.
The woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. (Revelation 12:14)
Modern visionaries have alluded to this sequence of events as well. In the following locution, the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi is given a compressed vision of the Warning and its fruits.
The Holy Spirit will come to establish the glorious reign of Christ and it will be a reign of grace, of holiness, of love, of justice and of peace. With His divine love, He will open the doors of hearts and illuminate all consciences. Every person will see himself in the burning fire of divine truth. It will be like a judgment in miniature. And then Jesus Christ will bring His glorious reign in the world. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi , May 22nd, 1988:
The Canadian mystic, Fr. Michel Rodrigue, explains what he saw in a vision after the Warning, alluding to the infusion of the Gift of Living in the Divine Will within the faithful:
After the time allowed by God for people to return to Jesus, they will have to make a decision: to come back to Him of their free will, or to reject Him. If others reject Him, you will be strengthened in the Holy Spirit. When the angel shows you the flame to follow to the refuge where he wants you to be, you will be strengthened in the Holy Spirit, and your emotions will be neutralized. Why? Because you will be purified from all the entrance of the darkness. You will have the strength of the Holy Spirit. Your heart will be according to the will of the Father. You will know the will of the Father, and you will know they have chosen the wrong way. You will follow the way that is yours under the guidance of the Lord and the angel of the Lord because He is the way, the life, and the truth. Your heart will be according to the Holy Spirit, Who is the love of Christ, Himself, and the Father, Himself. He will drive you. He will conduct you. You will have no fear. You will just watch them. I saw it. I passed through it… following the Illumination of Conscience, a great gift will be given all of us. The Lord will calm our passions and appease our desires. He will heal us from the distortion of our senses, so after this Pentecost, we will feel that our entire body is in harmony with Him. Standing guard at every refuge will be a holy angel of the Lord who will block anyone from entering who does not have a sign of the cross on their forehead (Rev 7:3). — “The Time of the Refuges”, countdowntothekingdom.com
Jesus explained to Luisa how this “neutralization” of the passions is a fruit of Living in the Divine Will:
Then my Will becomes the life of this soul, in such a way that whatever thing It may dispose over her as well as over others, she is content with everything. Anything seems to be suitable for her; death, life, cross, poverty, etc. — she looks at all of these as her own things, which serve to maintain her life. She reaches such an extent, that not even chastisements frighten her any more, but she is content with the Divine Will in everything…—Book of Heaven, Volume 9, Nov. 1st, 1920
In a word, the coming Illumination will be, at the very least, the final stages of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart when Our Lady will gather the most possible number of souls to her Son before the world is purified. After all, said Pope Benedict, praying for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart…
…is equivalent in meaning to our praying for the coming of God’s Kingdom… —Light of the World, p. 166, A Conversation With Peter Seewald
And that is the equivalent of praying for the Holy Spirit to descend and bring to completion the union of the human with the Divine Will, or in other words, the “Real Life” of Jesus in the saints.
That is the way Jesus is always conceived. That is the way He is reproduced in souls. He is always the fruit of heaven and earth. Two artisans must concur in the work that is at once God’s masterpiece and humanity’s supreme product: the Holy Spirit and the most Holy Virgin Mary… for they are the only ones who can reproduce Christ. —Arch. Luis M. Martinez, The Sanctifier, p. 6
Open your hearts and let the Holy Spirit enter, who will transform you and unite you in a single heart with Jesus. —Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, March 3rd, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com
We are given reason to believe that, towards the end of time and perhaps sooner than we expect, God will raise up people filled with the Holy Spirit and imbued with the spirit of Mary. Through them Mary, Queen most powerful, will work great wonders in the world, destroying sin and setting up the kingdom of Jesus her Son upon the RUINS of the corrupt kingdom, which is this great earthly Babylon. (Rev.18:20) —St. Louis de Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin,n. 58-59
THE KINGDOM IS ETERNAL
This Kingdom of the Divine Will that will be granted to the latter day saints is an eternal kingship, as the prophet Daniel testifies:
They shall be handed over to him [the Antichrist] for a time, two times, and half a time. But when the court is convened, and his dominion is taken away to be abolished and completely destroyed, then the kingship and dominion and majesty of all the kingdoms under the heavens shall be given to the people of the holy ones of the Most High, whose kingship shall be an everlasting kingship, whom all dominions shall serve and obey. (Daniel 7:25-27)
Perhaps this passage, in part, is why the perennial mistake among both Protestant and Catholic scholars has been to claim that the “laweless one”, therefore, must come at the very end of the world (see Antichrist Before the Era of Peace?). But neither the Scriptures nor the Early Church Fathers taught this. Rather, St. John, echoing Daniel, gives borders to this “kingship” within time and history:
Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these; they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for [the] thousand years. (Rev 20:4-6)
Those who are “beheaded” may be understood in both a literal and a spiritual sense, but ultimately, it refers to those who have died to their human will for the Divine Will. Pope Pius XII describes it as an end of mortal sin in the Church within the boundaries of time:
A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. In families, the night of indifference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. In factories, in cities, in nations, in lands of misunderstanding and hatred the night must grow bright as the day, nox sicut dies illuminabitur, and strife will cease and there will be peace. — Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va
Jesus echoes this resurrection in His revelations to Luisa:
If I came to earth, it was to enable each and every soul to possess My Resurrection as their own — to give them life and make them resurrect in My own Resurrection. And do you wish to know when the real resurrection of the soul occurs? Not in the end of days, but while it is still alive on earth. One who lives in My Will resurrects to the light and says: ‘My night is over… My will is no longer mine, for it has resurrected in God’s Fiat.’—Book of Heaven, Volume 36, April 20, 1938
Hence, these souls will not experience the “second death”:
The soul who lives in my Will is not subject to death and receives no Judgment; his life is eternal. All that death had to do, love did in advance, and my Will reordered him completely in Me, so that I have nothing for which to judge him. —Book of Heaven, Volume 11, June 9, 1912
IN SACRED TRADITION
Again, several Church Fathers, based on St. John’s personal testimony, attested to the coming of this Kingdom of the Divine Will after the death of the Antichrist or “lawless one” to inaugurate a kind of “sabbath rest” for the Church.
…His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. —Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father
So, the blessing foretold undoubtedly refers to the time of His Kingdom, when the just will rule on rising from the dead; when creation, reborn and freed from bondage, will yield an abundance of foods of all kinds from the heaven’s dew and the fertility of the earth, just as the seniors recall. Those who saw John, the Lord’s disciple , [tell us] that they heard from him how the Lord taught and spoke about these times… —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.; (St. Irenaeus was a student of St. Polycarp, who knew and learned from the Apostle John and was later consecrated bishop of Smyrna by John.)
We do confess that a kingdom is promised to us upon the earth, although before heaven, only in another state of existence; inasmuch as it will be after the resurrection for a thousand years in the divinely-built city of Jerusalem… —Tertullian (155–240 A.D.), Nicene Church Father; Adversus Marcion, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Henrickson Publishers, 1995, Vol. 3, pp. 342-343)
Since God, having finished His works, rested on the seventh day and blessed it, at the end of the six thousandth year all wickedness must be abolished from the earth, and righteousness reign for a thousand years… —Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius (250-317 A.D.; Ecclesiastical writer), The Divine Institutes, Vol 7.
And According to Jesus, we have now arrived at the time when the earth must be purified — “there is really very little time left,” Our Lady said recently.
Every two thousand years I have renewed the world. In the first two thousand years I renewed it with the Deluge; in the second two thousand I renewed it with my coming upon earth when I manifested my Humanity, from which, as if from many fissures, my Divinity shone forth. The good ones and the very Saints of the following two thousand years have lived from the fruits of my Humanity and, in drops, they have enjoyed my Divinity. Now we are around the third two thousand years, and there will be a third renewal. This is the reason for the general confusion: it is nothing other than the preparation of the third renewal. If in the second renewal I manifested what my Humanity did and suffered, and very little of what my Divinity was operating, now, in this third renewal, after the earth will be purged and a great part of the current generation destroyed, I will be even more generous with creatures, and I will accomplish the renewal by manifesting what my Divinity did within my Humanity… —Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta, Book of Heaven, Vol. 12, Jan. 29th, 1919
In closing then, I would have to agree with St. Louis de Montfort as opposed to our Protestant friends. The Word of God will be vindicated. Christ will triumph. Creation will be liberated. And the Church will become holy and without blemish — all before Christ returns at the very end of time
Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com
What is left for you and I, then, is to prepare with all our hearts for it, and take as many souls with us as we can…
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ON THE FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE
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I was passing through a trade fair when I came across a “Christian Cowboy” booth. Sitting on a ledge were a stack of NIV bibles with a snapshot of horses on the cover. I picked one up, then looked at the three men in front of me grinning proudly beneath the brim of their Stetsons.
“Thank you for spreading the Word, brothers,” I said, returning their smiles. “I’m a Catholic evangelist myself.” And with that, their faces dropped, their smiles now forced. The oldest of the three cowboys, a man I venture in his sixties, suddenly blurted out, “Huh. What’s that?”
I knew exactly what I was in for.
“A Catholic evangelist is someone who preaches the Gospel, that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
“Well, then you better stop worshipping Mary…”
And with that, the man launched into a tirade on how the Catholic Church is not the real Church, a mere invention about 1500 years ago; that she is fomenting a “new world order”, and Pope Francis is calling for a “one world religion”…  I tried to respond to his accusations, but he would always cut me off mid-sentence. After 10 minutes of an uncomfortable exchange, I finally said to him, “Sir, if you think I’m lost, then perhaps you ought to try winning my soul rather than an argument.”
At that, one of the young cowboys piped up. “Can I buy ya a coffee?” And with that, we escaped to the food court.
He was a pleasant fellow—a stark contrast to his haughty colleague. He began to ask me questions on my Catholic faith. Clearly, he had been studying the arguments against Catholicism, but with an open mind. Quickly, Peter became the center of our discussion. 
He began, “When Jesus said, ‘You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church,’ the Greek manuscript says, ‘You are Petros and on this petra I will build my church.’ Petros means “little stone” as where petra means “big rock.” What Jesus was really saying was “Peter, you are a little stone, but on Me, “the big rock”, I will build my Church.”
“Well, in the Greek,” I replied, “the word for “rock” is indeed petra. But the masculine form of that is petros. So in naming Peter, the masculine form would have been used. It’s grammatically incorrect to use petra when referring to a male. Besides, you are referring to an ancient form of Greek, which was used from the eighth to fourth century B.C., and even then, largely confined to Greek poetry. The language of the New Testament writers was that of Koine Greek where no distinction in definition is made between petros and petra.”
Unlike his senior, the young cowboy listened intently.
“But none of this really matters, and the reason is that Jesus did not speak Greek, but Aramaic. There is no “feminine” or “masculine” word for “rock” in His native tongue. So Jesus would have said, “You are Kepha, and on this kepha I will build my Church.” Even some Protestant scholars agree on this point.
The underlying Aramaic is in this case unquestionable; at most probably kepha was used in both clauses (“you are kepha” and “on this kepha” ), since the word was used both for a name and for a “rock.” —Baptist scholar D. A. Carson; The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, vol. 8, Zondervan, 368
“Still,” the young cowboy protested, “Jesus is the rock. Peter is just a man. If anything, Jesus was just saying that He would build His Church on Peter’s faith.”
I looked him in the eye and smiled. It was so refreshing to meet an Evangelical Christian who was open to debate without the hostility I experienced moments before.
“Well, the first thing I’d note in the text is that Jesus wasn’t just complimenting Peter’s faith. In fact, so significant was the moment that He changed his name! “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jona!… and I tell you, you are Peter…” This hardly suggests that Jesus was belittling him as a “little stone” but, in fact, was raising up his status. This name-change calls to mind another biblical character whom God sets apart from other men: Abraham. The Lord pronounces a blessing on him and changes his name too, based also, notably, on his faith. What is interesting is that the blessing of Abraham comes by way of the high priest Melchizedek. And Jesus, said St. Paul, prefigured and fulfills his role “becoming high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” 
[Melchizedek] blessed Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth”… No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a multitude of nations. (Gen 14:19)
“Did you know,” I asked him, “that the word “pope” comes from the Latin “papa”, which means father?” He nodded. “In the Old Covenant, God set Abraham as the father of a multitude of nations. In the New Covenant, Peter is set as a father over the nations as well, albeit in a new mode. The word “catholic”, in fact, means “universal.” Peter is head of the universal Church.”
“I just don’t see it that way,” he protested. “Jesus is the head of the Church.”
“But Jesus is no longer physically present on earth,” I said (except in the Blessed Sacrament). “Another title for the Pope is “Vicar of Christ”, which simply means His representative. What company doesn’t have a CEO, or an organization a president, or a team a coach? Isn’t it common sense that the Church would also have a visible head?”
“Well, it was only to Peter that Jesus said, ‘I will give you the keys of the Kingdom.’ This is pretty significant, no? Jesus then tells Peter that ‘Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’ In fact, Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when He spoke those words—He was drawing straight from Isaiah 22.”
The cowboy’s eyes narrowed out of curiosity. I grabbed my phone, which has a digital Bible on it, and turned to Isaiah 22.
“Now, before I read this, it’s important to understand that in the Old Testament, it was common for kings in the Near East to place a “prime minister” of sorts over their kingdom. He would be bestowed with the king’s own authority over the territory. In Isaiah, we read precisely this: the servant Eliakim being bestowed with the Davidic king’s authority:
I will clothe him with your robe, gird him with your sash, confer on him your authority. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one will shut, what he shuts, no one will open. I will fix him as a peg in a firm place, a seat of honor for his ancestral house. (Isaiah 22:20-23)
As I read the passage, I paused at certain points. “Notice the reference to robes and sashes still worn today?… Notice the “father” reference?… notice the “key”?… notice the “binding and loosing” parallel to “opening and shutting”?… see how his office is “fixed”?”
The cowboy didn’t say much, but I could see his wagon wheels turning.
“The point is this: Jesus created on office, which Peter alone holds. In fact, all the Twelve Apostles hold an office.”
He shifted uncomfortably in his chair, but uncommonly, continued to listen.
“Have you noticed in the description of the City of God in the Book of Revelation that there are twelve foundation stones beneath the city wall?”
The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation, on which were inscribed the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Rev 21:14)
“How can that be,” I continued, “if Judas betrayed Jesus and then committed suicide? Could Judas be a foundation stone??”
“If you turn to the first chapter of Acts, you see that they elect Matthias to replace Judas. But why? Why, when there are dozens of Christians gathered together, would they feel they needed to replace Judas? Because they were filling an office.”
‘May another take his office.’ (Acts 1:20)
“Here, you see the beginning of “Apostolic succession.” That is why today we have 266 popes. We know most of them by name, including roughly when they reigned. Jesus promised that the “gates of Hades” would not prevail against the Church, and my friend, it has not—despite the fact that we’ve had some pretty awful and corrupt popes at times.”
“Look,” he said, “The bottom line for me is that it’s not men, but the Bible that is the standard for truth.”
“Gee,” I said, “that’s not what the Bible says. Could I have your copy?” He handed me his Cowboy Bible where I turned to 1 Timothy 3:15:
…God’s household […] is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15, NIV)
“Let me see that,” he said. I handed him his Bible, and continued.
“So it is the Church, not the Bible, that is the “standard” for determining what is true, and what is not. The Bible came from the Church, not the other way around.  In fact, there was no Bible for the first four centuries of the Church, and even then, it was not readily available until centuries later with the printing press. The point is this: when Jesus commissioned the Apostles, He didn’t hand them a goodie bag with a granola bar, maps, a flashlight, and their own copy of the Bible. He simply said:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matt 28:19-20)
All they had was the memory of what Jesus told them, and more importantly, His promise that the Holy Spirit would “guide them into all truth.”  Thus, the infallible standard of the truth would be the Apostles themselves, and their successors after them. This is why Jesus said to the Twelve:
Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me. (Luke 10:16)
“As for Peter, the first Pope, his role would be a visible sign of the Church’s unity and the guarantor of obedience to the truth. For it was to him that Jesus said three times, “Feed my sheep.”  I can tell you this, no doctrine of the Catholic Church was “invented” at some point over the centuries. Every single teaching of the Church stems from the “deposit of faith” that Jesus left the Apostles. It’s a miracle in itself that the truth has been preserved after 2000 years. And I guess it should be. Because if the ‘truth sets us free’, we better know what the truth is. If it’s a matter of each of us interpreting the Bible, then, well, you have what we do today: tens of thousands of denominations claiming that they have the truth. The Catholic Church is simply proof that Jesus meant what He said. The Spirit has indeed guided her ‘into all truth’. And this is easily proven today. We have this thing called Google.” 
With that, we stood up and shook hands. “While I disagree with you,” the cowboy said, “I will certainly go home and think about 1 Timothy 3:15 and the church as the pillar of truth. Very interesting…”
“Yes, it is,” I replied. “It’s what the Bible says, doesn’t it?”
However, I recommended that he go to Catholic.com and type in his questions there to find excellent, scholarly, and logical answers as to why Catholics believe what we do on everything from Mary to Purgatory.
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