An update on “Catholic Prophecy” by Yves Dupont – 37 years later . . .
Pope Leo’s Vision of Satan’s 100 years of Increased Power, and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
by Jim Condit Jr.
Pope Leo XIII’s Vision
In 1884, after saying Mass on the morning of, according to at least one source, October 13th, as he was leaving the Altar, the 74 year old and frail Pope Leo XIII fell to the ground as if dead. One version has it that those around him thought for a few moments that he may have passed away. According to this version, a few minutes later, his breathing returned to normal and he revived.
Another version has it that as he was leaving the altar after a weekday low Mass, he paused as if in a trance for about 10 minutes, turning ashen white. And yet another states that Pope Leo went into this trance while kneeling in attendance of a mass of thanksgiving after his own Mass that morning. See Appendix II for sources of written documentation on this subject.
The Pope (born Joachim Vincent Pecci in 1810), according to the most common and popular version, related that he had experienced a sort of vision, in which he heard two voices, one of which he took to be that of Christ, gentle and kind, and the other that of Satan, guttural and harsh.
Satan said, “I could destroy Your Church if I had the time, and more power over those who give themselves over to my service.” And then Pope Leo heard Christ to answer, “You have the power, you have the time: 100 years.” (While some versions say 75 to 100 years, and others do not include a time frame, 100 years seems to be the time frame used in the most common versions; for reasons that will be given near the end of this booklet, it seems to this writer that the 100 year time frame is reasonable to use in light of what we see before us in 2007.)
It must be remembered that prophetic visions are given to warn, encourage, and instruct the faithful. So this vision is given to Pope Leo XIII in terms that he and we can understand. Some people logically ask, “Why would Christ give Satan more power?” The answer is that, since mankind is endowed with free will (rather than being created as robots), God, in effect, respects the free will in men. This vision would indicate that the sins of mankind were such that God, who sees all things, was warning the Pope that mankind, as a whole, was in the process of choosing a very difficult period ahead, by rejecting grace for short term advantage, unwholesome power, illicit pleasure, etc.
The vision given to Pope Leo XIII was to warn mankind, but especially those trying to be faithful to Divine grace, of what lie ahead.
The reason I am writing this analysis of this vision in May-June of 2007 is that, it seems to me, we are likely in the midst of the era which Pope Leo foresaw in 1884; that we may also be living in the very years during which Satan is reaching the zenith of destructive power in the “100 years of Satan’s increased power”, which many say Pope Leo’s vision foretold.
We all need encouragement to hold fast through this period, especially those who are destined to make it into the Great Chastisement, which Yves Dupont (author of the book, “Catholic Prophecy”, 1970) and other analysts of Catholic prophecy say will be the end of this age, that is, the end of the fifth period of the Church. The fifth period of the Church, according to Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser (1613-1658), began in 1517 at the beginning of the Protestant revolt, and will last until the time of the Great Chastisement and the beginning of the Period of Peace (the Peace of Fatima) and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The sixth period of the Church, the Period of Peace, according to Venerable Hozhauser, will last until the coming of AntiChrist and the end of the world, which is the seventh period of the Church.
For a brief discussion and explanation of the seven periods of the Church as delineated by Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser, see Appendix 1.
The Saint Michael’s Prayer
Shortly thereafter (after his vision), Pope Leo XIII composed the St. Michael’s prayer, which was published in the Raccolta in 1886. A shortened version of this prayer was also composed and Pope Leo ordered it to be said after low Masses throughout the world. In 1930, Pope Pius XI attached the intention of the conversion of Russia to these prayers. The prayers at the foot of the altar were abruptly removed without explanation by John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli) in 1962.
Here’s a part of the original prayer that may greatly surprise many:
“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.” (emphasis added)
Thus, after this extraordinary vision, Pope Leo felt compelled to ask for St. Michael the Archangel’s help against the agents of Satan on earth whom he recognized already then as having “raised the throne of their abominable impiety” in “the Holy Place itself” with the “iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.”
In other words, Pope Leo wanted the faithful to pray that the Church would not be forced to undergo something like the painful exile of the Papacy from Rome, as in the time in the 12th century when for eight years an antipope, Anacletus II (Pierleoni), usurped the Vatican while the true Pope, Innocent II (Gregory Paparaschi), fled Rome into central Europe. In those days, it wasn’t until St. Bernard of Clairvoix rallied the faithful and some Christian princes that the tide began to turn, resulting in the true Pope being restored to the Vatican. By vigorously and energetically opposing the forces of antichrist in his day, and eventually evicting the usurpers from Rome, some say St. Bernard of Clairvoix did more to influence the history of the world than anyone since the time of the Apostles themselves.
A WORD ABOUT VISIONS AND PRIVATE PROPHECIES
The general rule of the Catholic Church is to flee from unapproved private visions and private prophecies as if from temptation, to paraphrase St. John of the Cross.
However, certain private prophecies or visions from recognized holy persons or saints have been recognized by the Church in one way or another as “worthy of belief.” This does not mean that these private prophecies are binding on anyone’s faith, as are the public revelations which come from the Old Testament and the New Testament up until the death of the Last Apostle, St. John, in 91 A.D.
When approved prophecies (worthy of belief, that is, having nothing in them against Faith or morals), which give the same message, come from many different saints or holy persons in many different countries, and from many different centuries, then we might be wise to take at least a passing notice. St. Paul tells us to “Despise not prophecy,” (I Thess. 5:20, 21), that is, despise not Scriptural prophecy, or prophecy declared by the Church as worthy of belief, or which is allowed to be published as “credible” when such prophecies emanate from saints, holy persons, or learned and recognized Catholic scholars.
The same goes for a vision of a Holy Pope, such as the 1884 vision of Pope Leo XIII.
WHEN DID THE 100 YEARS BEGIN?
After Vatican II, as the crisis in the structures of the Catholic Church deepened to the point of great confusion and demoralization for those who were alert to what was taking place, discussion grew about the meaning of the vision of Pope Leo XIII.
From the 1970s (when I first heard the of this vision), until quite recently, the assumption of everyone I heard discuss the “100 years of Satan’s increased power” as foreseen by Pope Leo XIII – was that the 100 years began right at the time of the vision, in 1884. That would mean that Satan’s time would have been up circa 1984.
But nothing significant happened in 1984, 1985, or even in the 70s, 80s, and 90s – except that the crisis in Church and state deepened and worsened. In fact, the reign of evil that had been intensifying in the 20th century was increasing exponentially, as it still is today. (But, as is written by J.R.R. Tolkein in “Lord of the Rings”, good continues to exist, and even thrive in some places, side by side with this ominous shadow of evil.)
A few years ago, a friend of mine pointed out that an article in Catholic Family News had suggested that the 100 years of Satan’s increased power began in 1922. Why did the author of that article say 1922? The author had reasoned that 1922 was the year that the last major Catholic Emperor, Karl I of Austria, had died. He had not abdicated his crown to which he recognized that he was bound by sacred oath. But he had stepped aside and gone into exile due to overwhelming political pressures brought about deliberately by the top Freemasons, which Emperor Karl I of the House of Hapsburg could not overcome at the close of the First World War.
One of the purposes of the First World War (1914-1918), from the point of view of the forces of darkness, -- which had grasped control of the money-issuing power of the USA in 1913 through the Federal Reserve Act, -- was to topple all Catholic Monarchs from their thrones in Europe. With the exception of a few miniscule countries like Liechtenstein and Monaco, this was accomplished.
So, as the reasoning of this author goes, the death of the last major Catholic Monarch was symbolic of the apostasy of the nations from the Kingship of Christ, and thus the beginning of the 100 years of Satan’s increased power as revealed to Pope Leo XIII in 1884.
Incidentally, according to the book the “Incorruptibles” by Joan Carroll Cruz, Emperor Karl’s body was exhumed in 1972 and found to be incorrupt, a sign of Divine favor.
You can read about that and much else about Emperor Karl I here:
And there are four good pictures of him here:
In any case, this idea that the 100 years of Satan’s increased power may have started later than 1884 -- was a tremendous “light bulb” moment for me; a breakthrough.
Of course, I thought, after hearing about this article which had run in Catholic Family News: why did we all assume that the 100 years of Satan’s increased power over the world began in 1884? The 1884 vision was a prophecy, meaning it was probably something that would start well after the year of 1884.
The Case for 1914 as the beginning of Satan’s 100 Years of Increased Power
There is a rationale to make the case that 1914 was the beginning of the 100 years of Satan’s Increased Power. 1914 was the year in which the evil hierarchy of Judeo-Masonry actually took over the money-issuing power of the United States of America through the Federal Reserve Act.
The Federal Reserve is actually a private organization which Congress has never audited since 1914. This means that the Jewish banksters who run the FED have been able to issue themselves and their projects all the money they have wanted, in secret, to advance their evil agenda. This is a subject in itself, and would not have been possible if modern means of mass production had not made material goods so universally available in the USA. As long as the money issued does not greatly exceed the goods and services available, then runaway inflation does not happen. The FED Banksters have been able to “skim the cream off the top” of the economy for their own projects. In the natural order, this is where the power of the evil hierarchy of Judeo-Masonry has come from since 1914.
Those familiar with history may object that the Federal Reserve Act (which delegated the money-issuing power of the USA to this deceptively named private company) was passed in 1913. This is true. This bill was passed amidst whiskey bottles, bribes, arm twisting, and unwholesome revelry on December 23, 1913 – right before the Christmas break, when many Senators and Congressman had left town already. But the FED banksters did not begin operating the money system of the USA until after New Year’s day of 1914, which is the salient point for this discussion.
The FED was involved in funding the Communist takeover of Russia, causing the Great Depression in 1929 by contracting the currency overnight, funding Nazism, funding anti-Christ Zionism (takeover of Palestine in 1948), Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Woodrow Wilson Presidency, the FDR Presidency, etc., etc., etc. It also has funded many think tanks (Tavistock Institute, Brookings Institute, etc., etc., etc.) which have been the guiding forces behind the cultural subversion that the West has experienced over the last century.
1914 was also the year that Pope St. Pius X died.
After telling a group at a certain gathering (Sacred Heart Enthronement in a friend's local home) about the CFN article referenced above, and discussing the possibility that 1922 or 1917 may have been the beginning of the 100 years of Satan’s increased power, a priest who was there then suggested to me at the end of the evening, as the group of friends was breaking up, that the death of St. Pius X was one strong indication that the 100 years of Satan’s increased power may have begun in that year.
He also pointed out that this date would include World War I – which began in 1914. WW I was the most vicious of all the wars of the 20th century in one respect, that is, it entailed the most suffering for the soldiers. The weapons were crude. Soldiers lay dying for weeks with infections and open wounds in the trenches of Europe. (In WW II, the weapons were so powerful that people often died instantly, or at least more quickly.)
St. Malachy, who gave a phrase to all the Popes down through the centuries, had called Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922) “the depopulation of Christendom.” This would signify World War I, where Christians were killing Christians in an absolutely senseless war engineered by the Judeo-Masonic banksters. Pope St. Pius X had also indicated that, after he died, the depopulation of Christendom would begin.
There is another possible reason to suggest that 1914 may be the year when Pope Leo’s vision began. 100 years after 1914 would be 2014. Several of the ancient pagan/satanic religions, such as the Mayan culture, state that their “prophets” could not and can not see anything past the year 2012. Many occultists today say the same thing, for whatever that is worth. This has been all the rage on shows that like to dabble in the occult, such as the Art Bell show (now hosted by George Noory), heard just about everywhere in the USA on overnight AM radio from 1997 until the present year of 2007. Now, while the devil cannot see the future, he can make deductions from that which is revealed somewhere by God to favored souls, such as Anna Catherine Emmerick, for instance.
So, if the devil figured out through the revelations of some holy person, perhaps unknown to us, that the year of 2013 was the year of the beginning of the Great Chastisement, or the year that began the count down to the Great Chastisement, which would be the end of this age, and a worldwide return to the True Faith, and the beginning of the Period of Peace (Peace of Fatima), -- then he might not want those he has deceived in those false religions to get any hint of any of this. Thus, perhaps, he does not help such occult “seers” to have visions of anything after that date, or perhaps God does not grant Satan the power to “inspire” these false seers to envision anything after that date.
It must be said that the period from 1884 (Pope Leo’s vision) to 1914 (death of Pope St. Pius X and beginning of WW I) contained no major events to even compare with the evil turmoil that began for the world in 1914 – and which is still accelerating to this day, as this is written, in May and June of 2007.
1917 --- YEAR OF DESTINY FOR OUR TIME
In 1917, the background Judeo-Masonic network finally succeeded in taking control of its first country: Russia. There had been many failed attempts, or partial successes, such as the French Revolution in 1789, the revolutions of 1848, and the failed revolution in Russia in 1905. The Russian Empire was comprised of a tremendous land mass with astounding wealth. The Romanov family had ruled Russia for 500 years. The Communists (the police-tyranny arm for the background Judeo-Masonic banksters), captured the Romanov family as they took over Russia with the help of the evil administration of President Woodrow Wilson and New York financiers such as Jacob Schiff. They eventually forced the Czar, while in captivity with his family, to sign over ownership of all the mines, etc. in Russia. Jews from New York City and Europe, cooperating with the Communists then fanned out into the western world to sell the riches of Russia to western Jewish bankers and businessmen. Cleveland businessman Armand Hammer was immediately working with his fellow Jews in Russia to arrange business deals in 1918. This fact is often mentioned in history books or books about the career of Armand Hammer – but never explained or commented on. Here you find the real and obvious explanation, now that we have 90 years of hindsight and information.
Finally, the Czar and his family were killed in an act of brutal murder in a basement in a small village in Siberia on July 17, 1918.
As all of the above was in the process of happening, from May 13th to October 13th, in 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the 3 shepherd children in Portugal. The Miracle of the Sun was witnessed by 70,000 people and took place on October 13, 1917. This astounding event, also witnessed and written up by secular newspaper men who had come to mock the day, was predicted well in advance by one of the seers, the young Lucy dos Santos. It has turned out to be the most dramatic public miracle in the entire Christian era, and some say it is referred to in the beginning of Chapter 12 of the Apocalypse, i.e., ‘the woman clothed with the sun.”
The Fatima apparitions were approved by Pope Pius XII in 1942. By the way, Pope Pius XII (then Msgr. Pacelli) had been made a bishop in the Sistine Chapel by Pope Benedict XV on May 13th, 1917 – the very day of the first Fatima apparition in Portugal.
The appearance of the Blessed Mother at Fatima would turn out to be an apocalyptic warning to the world. She told the children that if people did not amend their lives, pray and do penance, as well as say the Rosary daily, that much suffering would come upon the Church and the world, including persecutions of the Holy Father, who “would have much to suffer.”
Between the takeover of Russia by the diabolical Communists and the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, it is clear that a good case can be made that 1917 may well have been the beginning of the “100 years of Satan’s increased power.
PROGRESSION OF THE RISE OF EVIL SINCE 1914
What follows is an “off the cuff” HISTORY OF THE YEARS between 1914 and the present with regard to evil developments which favored the rule of Satan’s agents over this world, as well as the conditions which might cause people to fall into temptation and lose their immortal souls (Satan’s main goal.) Even this off-the-cuff list makes it clear that the march of events in the years since 1914 are the most dire in recorded history, and could believably be “Satan’s 100 years of increased power”, as foreseen by Pope Leo XIII in 1884.
* World War I, resulting in the deaths of millions of Christians in Europe, for no good reason whatsoever, although there were plenty of bad reasons why the Judeo-Masonic banksters had set up and funded this war.
* All the major Catholic monarchies were toppled during or after World War I, including the Hapsburg Empire. This fulfilled a long goal of Judeo-Masonry.
* The Jewish Banksters, such as Rothschild and Warburg, took control of the issuing of US money, and were allowed to do so in secret, and without audit. (1914)
* As World War I ended, the banksters funded primarily Jewish revolutionaries to topple the Czar and takeover Russia, making it the first Communist run country. (One of the dire predictions if not enough prayer and penance was done – was that “Russia would spread her errors throughout the world", which is still in the process of happening today.
* The FED banksters were able to engineer the Great Depression in 1929 by manipulation of the currency. A top Communist Revolutionary, Rakovsky, said that when the history of the Communist revolution was finally written that the Great Depression in the United States would be looked at as more important than the Communist takeover of Russia. He said that this was the case because it destroyed the power of the Christians in the United States to resist the monetary power of the Jewish Banksters.
* Christian Ukrainians were slaughtered and starved to death by the tens of millions by the Communists. The property and machinery of all the farmers was taken over by the Communist state, and thus the Russians and Ukrainians went from being proud independent farmers – to being “communized” or reduced to living as virtual slaves on the big “commune” called the Soviet Union.
* The Jewish banksters funded the rise of Hitler and Nazism for several reasons: so that Hitler would begin screaming "anti-semitism" and eventually round up European Jews to force those selected down to Palestine, with a view to the takeover of Palestine (which happened in 1948), and to put those not chosen for Palestine into concentration camps for the “Holocaust.” The “Holocaust” was a preconceived plan of the Jewish Banksters for the purpose of fastening on the Germans and the rest of humanity an “eternal guilt trip.” Most of the top Nazi leaders were half Jewish. The top Jews who engineered the "Holocaust" also planned to supplant the Crucifixion of Christ with the “crucifixion of the Jewish people” as the central event in human history. In fact, many everyday Jewish people were caught up in this manufactured nightmare. Many were unjustly killed, and even one person unjustly killed is an infinite outrage in God's eyes. The "Holocaust" can best be understood by thinking of a psychopath trying to get sympathy for his family -- by killing part of his family. This is what the top anti-Christ Jewish banksters did to the everyday Jews of Europe. However, the true history is far different from the myth pushed by Hollywood and the Big Media (both owned by the top Zionist Jews). Those left in the concentration camps died primarily of malnutrition and disease as the war came to an end and food supply lines broke down. Best estimates are that somewhere between 300,000 and 1.2 million everyday Jews were murdered, or left to die, by the Nazis and Communists (both, remember, financed by the same Rothschild/Warburg Jewish Bankster hierarchy) during World War II. The "6 million" Jewish victims of the Nazis, which is the “Holocaust” "doctrine", is simply exaggerated and false. This truth about World War II is such a mind-boggling concept for most people who have been brainwashed by the Jewish-run major media today, that we refer the curious to these websites for more information about the real nature and purpose of “Nazism”:
www.hitlerdvd.com (an anti-Hitler website, but also an anti-Stalin, anti-Roosevelt, and anti-Churchill, all bankster financed agents) –
and the radio show at the top of this link about this same subject which is an interview this writer did with Christopher Jon Bjerkness –
* World War II, in which around 70 million everyday Europeans died in another senseless and staged slaughter by the front men for the Jewish Banksters, namely, Churchill (England), Hitler (Germany), Roosevelt (USA), and Stalin (Soviet Union, Russia). (Some in fighting did break out among the banksters and their agents.) See the "Rakovsky Interrogation and the Unknown Light of Fatima" -- at this link:
* The subjugation of the Catholic and/or Protestant countries of Eastern Europe under Communism at the end of World War II, with the full pre-meditation and cooperation of FDR and Stalin.
* Operation Keelhaul, in which another agent of the Banksters, Dwight D. Eisenhower, returned 2 million Christian soldiers captured by the allies to Stalin and the Communist countries to be imprisoned in Sibera and murdered.
* The systematic murder of up to 2 million German soldiers in open air concentration camps after World War II, unreported in the USA press. See “Other Losses” by James Bacque, among other sources.
* The takeover of China by the Communists in 1946 with the full aid of President Truman and General George Catlett Marshall. See “America’s Retreat from Victory” by Senator Joseph McCarthy, and “Again, May God Forgive Us”, by Robert Welch, among many other sources.
* the brutal takeover of Palestine, and the founding of the anti-Christ nation of “Israel” in 1948, thus accomplishing one of the goals of Nazism and the international banksters. The first act of the invaders was to kill all the people in two Arab villages, one of which was Deir Yassin, in which 200 men, women, and children were killed by surprise attack. Then the Zionist invaders rode throughout Palestine in trucks with loud speakers telling the Arabs to leave or they would be killed also. This was the founding of “Israel”, born in lies and murder, and sustained by lies and murder (see St. John: 8:44). President Harry Solomon Truman recognized Israel fifteen minutes after the invasion began. Stalin recognized Israel eight hours after the invasion began.
* The betrayal of the Hungarian patriots when they rose up against the Communists in 1956. President Dwight David Eisenhower sent a few US planes to land into Hungary. The elated patriots had their hopes quickly dashed. As they opened boxes expecting to find ammunition and means of resisting the Soviet occupiers -- they found powdered milk. Here we see in action the greatest weapon used by the forces of evil once they take power: false opposition. The Hungarian freedom fighters expected help from the President of the USA, not realizing that the international banksters had already installed one of their own puppets in that position in that year of 1956..
* 1958: the death of Pius XII and disturbing goings on inside the conclave to elect his successor. An abrupt change occurred in direction regarding the things coming out of the Vatican at and since that time. The changes starting slowly, but by the mid and late sixties were happening at break-neck speed, with changes to all seven sacraments, the Mass, the ordination and Episcopal consecration rite, and the substitution of traditional catechisms with books of religion that either included heresy, or didn’t teach the kids much of anything. See one version of the significance of what happened on October 26, 1958 in the articles at this site:
* The introduction of the Birth Control pill in 1959. This should be called the Birth Prevention Pill, or, more succinctly, the anti-baby pill. Millions of people, including Catholics, used and use this evil method to prevent bringing children into the world, from 1959 to 1973, and until this present day in 2007..
* 1960: 3rd Secret of Fatima, long promised to be revealed no later than 1960, -- is not revealed.
* During the 1950s and 1960s, audio and video is developed to the point where television sets are bought by almost every home. At first the entertainment seems relatively harmless, but as the mid 1960s arrive, movies and television take a turn for the worse, which plummet continues to this day. (It is the judgement of this writer. the the top echelons of Judeo-Masonry knew that they had installed their men in the Vatican -- John XXIII, 1958-1963, and Paul VI, 1963-1978, -- and they knew that the occupied Vatican would step out of the way and allow the inundation of the world with immorality and anti-Christ propaganda to proceed without opposition. Thus the prediction of Our Lady of Lasallete seem to reach fulfillment: that immorality would fill the very air as a pestilence. The Judeo-Masonic hierarchy finally had a means to brainwash people on a daily basis, namely, via the television set in their home. (This is not to say that the technology of television is per se immoral, but that without any effective restraining forces this technology has been used for evil by Hollywood and the major television networks.)
* Assassination of President Kennedy by the worst elements in the CIA, Mossad and related background intelligence forces (with Lee Harvey Oswald framed as the patsy), 1963, which represented a coup de tat of the US government by the Banksters. Many things began to change for the worse after this date. (See “Final Judgement” by Michael Collins Piper.)
* 1962 to 1965, Vatican Council II takes place, the aftermath of which will throw the Catholic faithful into total confusion, due to all the abrupt changes which break sharply from tradition and sanity. It is clear at this juncture that engineers of Vatican Council II were conducting a full scale demolition operation, not trying to implement benevolent changes which went awry.
* 1965: President LB Johnson, a world class criminal, oversaw a complete switch in US immigration policy. After a basic moratorium on immigration from 1924 to 1965, Johnson moved the immigration ratio for 90% European to 90% third world. This is not to denigrate the third worlders who want to come to the USA, but the motivation of this change was the agenda of top Jewish Supremists to make the white peoples of European descent in the USA an eventual minority in the nation their forefathers had built. With the Jewish control of Europe after World War II, through the power of the US military, the Judeo-Masonic hierarchy opened the floodgates of immigration to Europe to Moslems and other third worlders, with a view to making white Europeans a minority in Europe as well. By 2007, this process is far advanced, and President G.W. Bush is trying to finish off the white majority in the USA by giving amnesty to 20 million illegal immigrants from south of the border which are in the country. The significance of this is that, despite current disorientation, the European peoples have always been the advancers of the true Faith. As Hillaire Belloc said, “The Faith is Europe; and Europe is the Faith.” The top Jews realize that they have a better chance of holding power if they cause each country to become a battle ground between competing ethnic groups, and they also realize that their main opposition, and eventual defeat, has always come historically through the European peoples.
* 1967-71; Drugs are introduced to middle class families in the USA en masse through the senseless Vietnam War and through the evolution of “rock and roll” music into a full scale promotion and sanctioning of drugs about 1967. Groups such as the Beatles, having shown talent as entertainers, are sponsored and guided by the Tavistock institute in England. The full fury of degeneracy is unveiled in the Rolling Stones. In Vietnam, the soldiers, put under incredible psychological pressure by being prevented from following those attacking them beyond certain arbitrary lines imposed by those atop the US Government, and being sent out on patrols for 8 hours at a time through thick jungles where they could be killed at any moment by Viet Cong camouflaged up in trees, were then offered drugs for the purpose of "escaping" at the end of the day. Many of these soldiers then, hooked on drugs in Vietnam, then bring drugs back into middle class America. Jewish operatives like Jerry Rubin Abby Hoffman, and Marc Rudd, (all of student age in the sixties) are paid by large foundations to introduce and promote drugs and “free sex” via birth control on college campuses as quickly as possible. (Jewish operative late Jerry Rubin told the college kids in the late 1960s not to trust anyone over 30 -- a ploy to drive a wedge between Christian children and their parents; after Rubin turned 30, he became a Jewish stock broker on Wall Street -- simply taking up another, equally comfortable role for him, as a Jewish operative trying to destroy Christian America.)
* Circa 1971, a combination of Jewish and Masonic forces destroy the remaining safeguards of Christian marriage in the USA by introducing “no fault” divorce, in which marriages are automatically dissolved by the courts if either spouse sues to break up the family. Between this development and the wholesale “annulments” granted by the post-Vatican II authorities in the structures of the Catholic Church, divorce rates rise to 50%, leaving a trail of bewildered children whose world had been shattered.
* 1973: Abortion is “legalized” in the United States. Abortion is suddenly “legalized” by a 7-2 vote of the “Justices” on the US Supreme Court. This results in the murder of around 40 million unborn children in the USA in government protected abortion centers between 1973 and today, 2007.
* Circa 1973, the Judeo-Masonry hierarchy, with full cooperation of the Democratic and Republican parties at the local, state, and national levels, begin imposing computerized Vote-counting systems on the population through three major companies, all controlled by this same hierarchy. County election officials inexplicably delegate authority to count the votes to these mega-computer companies. Wherever these systems are imposed, ballots are snatched from the neighborhood polling places at closing time (in one way or another), and are counted in secret behind police guard which is instructed to bar candidates, news media, and citizens from observing what is happening during the "count.". The process of computerized Votescam is pretty much completed by 1988. Today, in 2007, 49 states and ½ of New Hampshire allow 4 major companies (Diebold, ES & S, Hart, and Sequoia) to “count” the US vote. Thus, any state or national election can be easily rigged, in secret, by these four Judeo-Masonically controlled computer companies. (Recounts are allowed only after giving three weeks notice to the local Board of election, during which time all ballots can be switched to make the computer "count" seem correct.)
* 1974, the last US President to significantly oppose Judeo-masonry while still in office, Richard Nixon, was toppled from office by the banksters, along with his Vice-President, Spiro Agnew. Nixon had many flaws, and was a mixed bag, but he was the last US President willing to clash directly with the Banksters, especially in his attempt to prevent “Israel” from getting nuclear weapons. Since then audiotapes have been released of Nixon and Protestant preacher Billy Graham discussing how the top Jews had a stranglehold on the US media, and that the country would be destroyed if this stranglehold wasn’t broken.
* 1974-1980; the Ford and Carter administrations were unmitigated disasters on all fronts, although recently in 2006 and beyond President Carter seems to have been realizing how he was used.
* 1980-1988 – while President Ronald Reagan did some good things, and slowed the progress of the Banksters on some fronts, he basically gave nice speeches while tens of thousands of Israeli-Zionist operatives intertwined Jewish influence with the United States government, hoping that the network of operatives they put in place could never be undone.
* 1990: President George W. Bush proclaims the “New World Order” on September 11, 1990 – indicating an eventual attack on Iraq because of Saddam Hussein moving into Kuwait.
* 1991: on February 24 the ground attack begins by the US military against Iraq to get Saddam out of Kuwait, which Saddam had taken over. (Bush’s ambassador, April Gillaspie, had indicated to Hussein that it would be OK if he did that, as Kuwait was taken from Iraq in 1915 or so by the British for the oil on that land; this set-up of Hussein, gave Bush the excuse to attack, thus beginning the permanent presence of US troops in the Mideast to protect Israel, help Israel expand its borders, and try to bring the Arab states under the Jewish controlled Federal Reserve Bank. 10,000 US soldiers from the Gulf War eventually die of mysterious causes (thought to be the vaccines they were given, or radiation from depleted uranium used on equipment by the soldiers in Iraq) and 160,000 US soldiers file for disability after the 1991 Gulf War. This story is all but totally suppressed in the US media by the traitorous 5 Big TV Networks.
* 1992-2000; During the Clinton Administration, with all Jewish operatives in place, a complete takeover of the United States, combined with total cultural degradation begins. Clinton’s immoral behavior and support for all things immoral are flaunted in the nation’s face, introducing children in high school and college via news reports subjects that were not discussed even in private by adults three generations ago.
* Also, Clinton does away with all guards against monopolies, thus allowing the banksters to begin taking over all major industries in the nation without restraint. Since the banksters already have total monopoly on issuing money in secret to themselves, it was a small step to start taking over industries once the barriers to monopoly were again removed. The new monopolies operate behind three or four companies -- all controlled by the same crowd. An example would be Office Depot, Staples, and Office Max, three companies which wiped out 75% of the family and regionally owned office supply companies in the USA between their sudden appearance in 1987-88 and 1998 (all three companies are Jewish owned; all three companies got unlimited loans from the Jewish-controlled Fed banking system, came in with first class-everthing, and unlimited adverstising budgets -- and just lost money until they drove all the family operations out of business -- at which point they began to make money (!). People in 2007 would most quickly recognize the big Media monopoly, the oil Monopoly which keeps the local stations' gas prices rising and falling in unison (to the penny). and the usurious monopoly of banks and credit card companies, which has imposed on Americans in many cases 28% interest rates, and $30+ fees for every bounced check -- at all banks. However, the banksters are grasping for a monopoly on all major industries, thus bringing in an updated version of Communism to the world, where ownership is in the hands of a very few at the top, with the vast majority of humanity drone workers, serfs, or slaves. For instance, the grandfather owned his own hardware store -- but the grandson works at Home Depot. The grandson does not own his own business or his own means of production. He has been "communized" -- just as Russian farmers were "communized" right after 1917 -- working for the top Billionaire Animators of Communism, which Billionaires own all of the means of production and places of business. The grandson must now keep quiet on the trend of society, lest he lose his job and means to support himself and his family if he crosses the Jewish Supremacist Billionaires.
* Circa 2000: the digital revolution – society witnesses the maturing of the internet, which came into general public awareness around 1996. While not evil in itself, the internet is again used for evil. Primarily the evil is the making available pervasively, over every computer potentially, gross sexual immorality. This immorality even goes beyond what anyone could have imagined when Our Lady of Fatima warned that many fashions would be introduced which would very much offend Our Lord. However, to repeat, the prophecy of Lasalette (1846), spoke of the very air carrying the pestilence of immorality and impurity (that’s a paraphrase), and this seems to have to come to fruition with the maturing of the internet. Now, in 2007, news reports indicate that with Ipods and even cell phones, immoral images will be accessible to any person who owns one. Needless to say, almost all teenagers in the USA now have these devices.
* 2001; on September 11, terror attacks hit the United States in New York City and Washington DC. While blamed on the Arabs, evidence emerges showing that these attacks were an inside job, engineered by Israeli intelligence, and, of course, the so-called Neo-Con Jews who are now virtually running the federal government in the USA. These terror attacks are used to trick Americans into supporting sending US troops to the mideast for fifty years of war, where a permanent base has been built in Iraq which is larger than the Vatican (this according to Congressman Ron Paul). The 9-11 terror attacks represent the third major engineered crisis to advance Judeo-masonic world tyranny. The first was WWI, and the second was WW II.
* 2007, as this is written, the top Banksters and their Judeo-Masonic agents are rushing as fast as they can to cause an expanded hot war in the middle east and to impose a police state style tyranny here at home in the USA. People the world over are being told that they must live in fear of a terrorist attack all the time, which could kill them at any moment.
END OF this very partial, very off the cuff LIST of some of the major events of the last 93 years (1914 to 2007), which indicates a high degree of diabolical activity, and diabolical success in the years since 1914. Sister Lucy said in 1957 that we are in a time of “diabolical disorientation”, which would appear to be what we are living through -- expressed with a heavenly economy of language.
THIS FITS WITH “CATHOLIC PROPHECY” BY YVES DUPONT
The book “Catholic Prophecy” was published by Yves Dupont through TAN books in 1970. Dupont warned that the confluence of Catholic prophecies from many holy persons, saints, countries and centuries – indicated that we were in the fifth period of the Church, which begins in 1517 with the Protestant revolt led by Martin Luther. Dupont indicated that this fifth period would be marked by the precipitous decline of Church and state, ending with a Great Chastisement, possibly brought about by the tail of Comet passing through the earth’s atmosphere, causing the much talked about 3 days of darkness. After this catastrophe, or Great Chastisement, only 1/3 of the population of the earth would be found to survive. However, the powers of evil would be shattered, the Catholic Church would rise again under a Holy Pope and a Great Monarch, who would be the help and protection of the Church. The whole world would be converted to Catholicism, including the Muslims, Russia, and China.
A word must be said here about a Chapter in Dupont’s “Catholic Prophecy” entitled “The End of the World.” Dupont argues, I think persuasively, that the end of the world comes in two phases. The first phase, he argues, is the period we are in which he suggests Christ Himself referred to when He said, “But the end is not yet” in St. Matthew 24:6, and when He said that, “But these things are the beginning of sorrows” in St. Matthew 24:8.
Dupont argues that the signs of the “Beginning of the End” and the “actual end of the world” are very much the same, with the signs at the end of the world being even more intense than what we see unfolding today. Between the beginning of the end, and the actual end of the world, Dupont argues that the prophecy about “the Gospel is to be preached in the whole world”, Matthew 24:14, will be realized.
This will happen, Dupont says, during the Great Peace which is to follow the Great Chastisement. This “Great Peace” would coincide with, and actually be, what has come to be called the “Peace of Fatima” since 1917. Some, including Dupont, say this peace would last only two or three generations, while others, such as Fr. Sylvester Berry, writing circa 1921, argues that it would last for 400 or 500 years, to equal and undo the damage done by the Protestant revolution, which would be 500 years old in 2017. I personally favor Fr. Berry’s view, if for no other reason that it would take two or three generations just to begin to restore the world back to where it was when the Great Chastisement hits and destroys most of the advancements of the modern world, returning the world for a time to a very agrarian society.
(It should be noted that as well as Luther started the Protestant Revolt in 1517, Freemasonry in its modern form re-emerged in 1717, and, as already noted, the Communists took over Russia in 1917. These years all ending in 17 could be viewed as a reason why 2017 might be an important year in the ending of the 100 years of Satan's increased power, and the emergence of the Peace of Fatima.)
MOST COMPELLING REASON WHY THE GREAT CHASTISEMENT AND THE END OF THE ECLIPSE OF THE CHURCH MAY BE NEAR
However, all I have presented does not provide the most compelling reason why the end of the 100 years of Satan’s increased power may happen in the next 7 to 15 years, i.e., between 2014 and 2022. The next section explains the most compelling reason why the years of Satan’s increased power, which arguably begin circa 1914, are coming to and end in the relatively near future (circa 2014 to 2022).
Let’s look at this prophecy from St. Nicholas of Fluh, who lived in the 15th century:
“The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles will at last seem to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters.”
The above prophecy seems to talk of something which is from a Fairy Tale, or something that would happen far away, and far in the future. Maybe so. But if one view is correct, then we are living through it. This view is explained at www.october1958.com – and is beyond the scope of this paper, except for a brief summary.
By this view we are living through the Eclipse of the Church, as predicted by Our Lady of Lasalette in 1846. This vision was approved by Pope Pius IX and a basilica was built on the spot of the Apparition by Pope Leo XIII. Part of the vision, as relayed by the primary seer, Melanie Calvet, was that “Rome will lose the Faith and become the Seat of Anti-Christ.” (Not necessarily THE Anti-Christ, but at least the forces of antichrist.)
Another part of the Lasalette message said, “The Church will be in Eclipse, the world will be in dismay.”
Again we see the heavenly economy of language expressing profound truths. In an eclipse the sun (Church) remains in existence, but it is temporary blocked from view by the moon (counterfeit church, to use the phrase of Anna Catherine Emmerich, mystic nun, circa 1821).
Practically, this would mean, based on the history we have seen unfold, that the Vatican was taken over by a coup d’etat (sudden overthrow of a government by persons in authority or formerly in authority) during the conclave in 1958. This would mean that in 1958 a group of cardinals, themselves probably willingly having joined the freemasons, or Freemasons from the beginning, or blackmailed, cooperated in getting one cardinal elected Pope (evidence points to Cardinal Joseph Siri of Genoa), and then, with the help of pre-arranged outside threats (including a nuclear threat to end the Vatican States existence if Siri were not shoved aside, see oblique reference in Malachi Martin's book, "Keys of this Blood", pages 600 10 610), overthrowing Siri and replacing him with an agent of Judeo-Masonry (Roncalli, who took the name of an anti-Pope, John XXIII,1400-1415, an unheard of name choice for a Pope). Thus, the Eclipse of the Church would have begun in 1958, and all decisions coming out of the Vatican from that day until this (in May-June 2007) would have been illegitimate, coming from the Judeo-Masonic counterfeit church, and not from the true Church, which was now hidden from world view in the Vatican, -- and eventually hidden from world view in every parish in the world (by the time of the imposition of the New Mass in 1969).
Of all the illegitimate and anti-Catholic changes coming from the post-1958 Vatican, the one with the most devastating consequences would be the suppression of the true rite of Episcopal consecration, used in the making of Bishops. According to this view, this true rite was “eclipsed” by the mendacious rite put forth in 1969 by anti-pope Paul VI.
Pope Pius XII, responding to requests from various bishops around the world, and no doubt under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, defined the essential words for the rite of consecration of Bishops in 1947. The words he defined had long been used in all the Episcopal consecration rites of the Church.
So why would Paul VI feel the need to eliminate these words 22 years later – and replace them with words that did not in any way refer explicitly to the making of Bishops?
The answer is that Paul VI was an agent of Judeo-Masonry, a spiritual descendant of Caiaphas the High Priest who engineered the crucifixion of Christ 2000 years ago. (St. John 11: 49, 50) By this view then, Paul VI, who often wore in public the Jewish Ephod which Caiaphas wore, was trying to condemn Apostolic Succession to death (i.e. condemn the Church to death) by maliciously removing the essential words for Episcopal consecration, and putting in their place words which did not signify the grace of the sacrament (a necessity for validity according to the Church’s sacramental theology).
And so, by this view, what are the consequences of this action by Paul VI? The consequences are that all of the Bishops consecrated using the New Rite since 1969 – are invalid. This means that all the bishops made under Paul VI, John Pauls I and II, and Benedict XVI are invalid. This means that all the priests made by these bishops are invalid. One astute analyst called the New Rite of Paul VI “Caiaphas’s Revenge”, i.e., the attempt to bring an end to Apostolic succession – and make Christ’s promise to "be with His Church always" null and void, if such were possible.
Today, in 2007, the conclusion would be that there are approximately 70 bishops appointed by Pope Pius XII still living. These are bishops with both validity and ordinary jurisdiction. The bishops made in the New Rite are invalid, and also lack jurisdiction. The bishops made in the Lefebvre, Thuc, and Mendez lines – have validity, but lack ordinary jurisdiction from a Pope. While traditionalists may protest that they have valid bishops, ordained in the old and true rite, the Freemasons can respond, “Yes, but you are no different than the Old Roman Catholic Bishops, because you have no jurisdiction from a Pope.”
Therefore, with the Pius XII bishops dying off and with their numbers spiraling towards zero, it would seem necessary that God will move through Our Lady of Fatima to save His Church in the very near future. THIS is the strongest argument, in my mind, why the Great Chastisement may come in the next 7 to 22 years, bringing an end to the 5th period of the Church, and ushering in the Period of Peace which will be the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as promised by Our Lady at Fatima in 1917 (“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”)
SATANIC FORCES SEEMS TO BE GETTING FRANTIC
Any one watching closely the progression of news events since the terror attacks of 9-11, can see that the forces of evil seem to be getting frantic. Talk of nuking Iran has even become commonplace on talk radio and elsewhere – as if it were a normal option to begin discussing. Some operations of the other side have failed: like the instantly discredited claim of James Cameron, director of the movie “Titanic”, that he and a group of archeologists had found a tomb with the bones of Jesus, as well as the bones of Mary Magdalene and a child named “Judas.” (This was to indicate that Judas was Christ’s favorite Apostle, so he named his kid after him! This was to be part of the absurd "rehabilitation of Judas project" which has failed to catch on.) There was also the attempt to foist upon the world, the Gospel of Judas, “discovered” in 1947 or so. While these attempts at faith-weakening deception were quickly slapped down, the mere fact that they are being attempted – seems to be proof that Satan realizes his time for his 100 years of increased power is about up.
Within the structures of the Church, Benedict XVI seems have one program: put Light and darkness side by side, and have Catholics acknowledge both as legitimate. Seeing that there is no hope of having the average person at this point reject Jesus and the Church overtly, the best that can be done is to get most of these same people to acknowledge false rights and false doctrines as “legitimate” alongside the truths of the Church.
Thus, we hear a lot about the significance of Benedict XVI’s approval of the tridentine rite for more general use. While this sounds good if you don’t have a clue as to what is going on, the fact is that these tridentine Masses, where they are said, will now be said by younger “priests” who are not priests at all, because they were ordained by the New Rite Bishops of Paul VI. However, this ploy will serve to fool as many Catholics as possible to stay under Benedict XVI and the counterfeit church, as the forces of darkness try to “run out the clock” so that no one is left alive who even remembers the Church as it existed before Vatican II (1962-1965) and before the 1958 Conclave.
And, indeed, this is another reason to postulate that the Great Chastisement may begin in the next 7 to 15 years. If we get much past 2022, no one will be left alive who remembers the Church up until the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958. It is difficult for young “traditional Catholics” to imagine that at one time every Latin Rite parish church throughout the world was saying the tridentine Mass in Latin, or one of the traditional liturgies in the case of the much smaller eastern rites..
While those around my age (born circa 1953), have memories of the Church in normal times, often up to about 1965, it was around that time when major changes, such as guitar masses and the “table” being placed in front of the altar facing the people, were imposed on Catholics worldwide by the Paul VI controlled Vatican. Thus, it seems likely to me that God will act to save His Church while there are still individuals alive who can testify to realities of the Church in normal times in the 1950s, to which the Church is to be restored after the rise of the Great Monarch and the Holy Pope, who is to “restore all things.”
WORST FEATURE OF THE LAST 100 YEARS?
The Gospel tells us to fear not those who can kill the body, but those who can kill the soul. (St. Matthew, 10:28) Therefore, it is logical that Satan’s main goal would be to cut off the sources of sanctifying grace (the seven sacraments) by blocking the normal operation of the Catholic Church.
How could this possibly be done? In light of Our Lady of Lasalette, the answer jumps out at us: “The Church will be in Eclipse, the world will be in dismay.” Overthrow the Pope, takeaway the Mass, and eventually takeaway as many of the other sacraments of the Church as possible via invalid bishops and invalid priests. As the Mass and sacraments are replaced (eclipsed) with counterfeit sacraments wherever possible, sanctifying grace is blocked, -- and the world as a whole experiences the greatest and most rapid cultural and freefall decline perhaps in history (1965 to 2007), i.e., the world is increasingly in dismay.
In this writer's opinion, the most insightful line written since the current, acute crisis in the Catholic Church began in 1958, comes from the pen of Gary Giuffre in the article, "The Pope who will wear Red" published in 1989: "This false church of darkness could not deceive the faithful if it did not present to the world its own false “pope” or succession of “popes” as the “legitimate” authority in the Catholic Church."
Thus, with the usual channels of sanctifying grace slowed to a trickle from a few priests here and there, the world is largely deprived of the means given by Christ to overcome Satan, the prince of this world. In addition, more and more human beings are living habitually in mortal sin -- without caring about their condition, or even thinking about it as an issue. This is the greatest crisis of our time – and it is the reason why the world is in dismay.
GOOD THINGS HAVE ALSO HAPPENED
This paper has dealt with the reasons why the years from circa 1914 to the present (2007) could be looked at reasonably, from the current vantage point, as the first 90 years or so in the 100 years of Satan’s increased power, as foreseen in the 1884 vision of Pope Leo XIII.
This paper is written as an attempt to give HOPE to those who are trying to hold onto the Faith through this period, as well as any others it might reach among those billions “lost in space” due to the “diabolical disorientation” of our time – who are trying to find the purpose of their lives.
Good things are always happening, and good people, mostly unbeknownst to the world at large, are doing things (actions, prayers, sacrifices) which are pleasing to God and which maintain the continuity of the Christian era.
Years ago, the Wanderer newspaper sent a gentleman with an English accent (I believe his name was Phillip Trower) on a speaking tour of the United States. I emphatically remember his closing message (paraphrased): Throughout history, Divine Providence has repeatedly allowed events to develop so that, humanly speaking, all seems lost. But then, just at that very moment, the forces of evil collapse. The Church and Christian civilization conquer and rise again, more gloriously than ever!
I believe that the author J.R.R. Tolkien grasped the drama of our time in his works, such as Lord of the Rings, made into a movie in early years of the 21st century by Peter Jackson.
Tolkien saw that the forces of evil were gathering strength, and at times all would seem lost. He saw that God loves the humble and weak of this world, and that through these will he confound the strong, as Holy Scripture tells us.
Tolkien, a Latin Mass Catholic who signed a petition in 1967 that the traditional Latin Mass be maintained, also saw that throughout history there is a concept which is the opposite of “catastrophe”, but which had no word to express it in the English language.
For this concept, Tolkein created the word eucatastrophe (eu-catastrophe), i.e., a good turn of events. (the prefix "eu" denoting "good" in Greek.)
Tolkein noted that we were all familiar with the term and concept of catastrophe, when good turns to bad. One such example would be the fortunes of those who were present in the World Trade Towers when the “terror” planes crashed into the World Trade Center on the morning of 9-11-01. What seemed to be a normal, safe morning instantly turned into imminent death for many, and a harrowing experience for the rest.
Tolkein cited as the ultimate eu-catastrophe as the Resurrection of Christ just days after the Crucifixion. All the Apostles were huddled in the upper room, hiding, thoroughly fearful and confused. Everything seemed to have ended in abysmal failure. And then, everything was turned to victory and triumph with the Resurrection of Christ.
Likewise, the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, it is said, will go through the same phases as did Christ in His actual physical life on this earth. Look at this quote from the late Fr. Urban Snyder, Benedictine monk, writing in 1974:
“ The Church is the Mystical Christ and as such must relive through the ages the mysteries of the Saviour’s life, Good Friday not excepted. Calvary is the essence of the mystery of Redemption . . .
“. . . those writers do a great disservice to souls who assert that this or that thing cannot happen to the Church, or the Papacy, or the majority of the faithful. When Peter spoke like that, the Lord said to him: ‘Get thee behind Me, Satan.’ Mutatis mutandis, anything can happen to the Church, and in fact may be predicted to happen, if it happened in the life of Our Lord. For the Church is His Mystical Body and the disciple is not above the Master . . .
“It follows therefore that the Church can be betrayed and made a prisoner; can be buffeted, spat upon, be made to look a fool; she can be defamed, abandoned, condemned; she can be damaged structurally and disfigured, like the Lord’s physical members were; in a word, she can be crucified and [seemingly] put to death – but not for long!
“From three o’clock on Good Friday until three A.M. on Easter was only thirty-six hours. And as there was a faithful remnant left to Jesus even then, so will it be in the Good Friday of the Church; there will be a faithful few to wait in sorrow for the Church’s Resurrection, which will burst like lightning upon God’s enemies.” (From Kyrie Eleison Newsletter, 19 March 1974)
A FEW MORE PROPHECIES WHICH SEEMINGLY REFER TO THE END OF THIS AGE, THE GREAT CHASTISEMENT, AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Thus it will be, according to many prophecies cited by Yves Dupont in his book, “Catholic Prophecy”, when the Church rises from the ashes at the end of the Fifth period, and right after the Great Chastisement. Here are a few of these prophecies:
Blessed Mary of Agreda, 17th century: “An unusual chastisement of the human race will take place towards the end of the world. . . . It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God all heresies will disappear. The victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother . . . Mary, more than ever, must shine in mercy, might, and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith. The power of Mary in the latter days will be very conspicuous. Mary will extend the reign of Christ over the heathens and the Mohammedans, and it will be a time of great joy when Mary is enthroned as Mistress and Queen of Hearts.”
St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort (18th century):
“The power of Mary over all devils will be particularly outstanding in the last period of time. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ over the idolaters and Moslems, and there will come a glorious era when Mary is the Ruler and Queen of Hearts.”
Sister Marianne, a holy nun who lived in the convent of the Ursulines in Blois during the early 19th century:
“Such extraordinary events shall take place that the most incredulous will be forced to say: ‘Truly, the finger of God is here.’ There shall be a terrible night during which no one will be able to sleep. But these trials shall not last long because no one could endure them. When all shall appear lost, all will be saved.”
Nursing Nun of Bellay, given around 1820 at
which time it was entrusted to Fr. Fulgence, the chaplain of the Trappist
Monastery of Notre-Dame des Gardes, near Angers:
“A saint raises his arms to Heaven; he allays the wrath of God. He ascends the throne of Peter. At the same time, the Great Monarch ascends the throne of his ancestors. All is quiet now. Altars are set up again; religion comes to life again. What I see now is so wonderful that I am unable to express it.”
Summation and Caution
In summary, there are many indicators that we are in the latter decades of the 100 years of Satan’s increased power, as foreseen by Pope Leo XIII in the vision granted to him in 1884.
While St. Paul tells us to “despise not prophecy” (that is, true prophecy from Scripture or from holy persons or saints deemed credible by Holy, Mother Church), we must also be cautious in the application of prophecy. It is entirely possible that the thesis I have put forth in this paper is entirely wrong in some way or another, or that I have misapplied the prophecies.
As a friend told me at the 1990 Christ the King Conference in El Paso, Texas, “Almost never does it become obvious exactly how a prophecy is fulfilled, until after it happens!” Wise words, these. Earlier in this paper we covered that private prophecies are never binding on our Faith, but that we may wish to pay heed when a recurring prophecy is found as coming from credible persons, Popes, or saints, especially if the same theme is found from many persons, from many centuries, and from many countries.
For further research, a good summary of the Church’s view on how to view private prophecy was carried in the introduction to “Catholic Prophecy” by Yves Dupont.
One of the problems with the Pope Leo vision of
1884 is that it has been difficult to find sources in approved books which were
written by Catholic Clergy. (Again, what we have found is in Appendix II.) Therefore, I am deeply grateful to a kind email
correspondent who read some of this analysis and sent me the following passage
from a book entitled, “Begone Satan", by Fr. Carl Vogl, written in 1935. This
correspondent was quick to point out that even the time frame of 100 years
(sometimes said to be 75 to 100 years) may not be an essential part of Pope
Leo’s actual vision. While I don’t lean to this conclusion, it is a point worth
noting. Here is the passage sent to me:
"After celebrating Mass one day, [Pope Leo] was in conference with the Cardinals. Suddenly he sank to the floor. A doctor was summoned and several came at once. There was no sign of any pulse-beating, the life seemed to have ebbed away from the already weakened and aged body. Suddenly he recovered and said: 'What a horrible picture I was permitted to see!' He saw what was going to happen in the future, the misleading powers and the ravings of the devils against the Church. But St. Michael had appeared in the nick of time and cast Satan into the abyss of Hell. Such was the occasion that caused Pope Leo XIII to have this prayer recited over the entire world at the end of the Mass," (Begone Satan, by Rev. Carl Vogl, 1935; an account of the exorcism undertaken in Earling, Iowa).
This correspondent also wrote the following in the same email:
”Vogl recounts in his book that Anna Catherine Emmerich is the one who said that 50 or 60 years before the year 2,000 A.D., "Lucifer would again be freed for a time." A possessed woman prophesied that after the year 2,000, not much time would be left . . .” End of quote.
In any case, this paper was written in this spirit, as expressed by Yves Dupont in his introduction to “Catholic Prophecy”: “Indeed, prophecies are for our edification. They cast a light on many problems; they warn us against errors; they prepare us for dangers to come; and they are a manifestation of the power of God. At the same time, they are an encouragement and a consolation. The current crisis in the Church and in the world was predicted long ago, but the final victory of the Christian forces is also predicted; this is an encouragement and a consolation.”
So, please, keep all these principles and cautions in mind as the history of our time unfolds. To quote St. Paul, again, this time in full, “"Despise not prophecies, but prove all things; hold fast to that which is good." (1 Thess. 5:20-21)
Circa 1981, Sister Monica Foltzer, the phonics nun (author of "Professor Phonics Gives Sound Advice), met with a group of young interested people, whom I had helped to assemble, to discuss the times we were going through. The next day, Sister gave me a call was somewhat urgent that I call those who had attended and give them this message which she wanted them to hear: "Live your spiritual life as if the world is going to end tomorrow; live your physical life as if the world is going to go on forever." Sister was concerned that going over the progress the forces of evil were making, and talking about a possible coming chastisement, would cause the young people to feel that they need not be so concerned with their careers, education, etc. This would, of course, be a totally wrong attitude.
As always, each of us should work and pray according to our station in life. Each of us should strive to stay in the state of sanctifying grace. Wear the brown scapular. Do penance and pray the Rosary daily, as requested specifically by Our Lady of Fatima.
Almost everyone who might read this has probably had a pretty rough go, in one way or another, in recent years and decades. Fr. James Dunphy, the great priest from the midwest who in our time has spent the latter part of his life saying Mass, praying, and counseling troubled people and families, once stated that in the modern world (in the developed nations) we find that our circumstances have, in effect, traded the physical hardship of generations past - for mental hardship.
Many people, who have remained faithful to their Catholic Faith, nevertheless seem to have fallen into a kind of fatalism, or even despair. It was to help correct this attitude, or perhaps, in some instances, to try and prevent it, that this pamphlet was written. One valiant lady said to me about a year ago: “What is needed most in our time is HOPE.”
Now, if the analysis in this paper regarding the current crisis of Church and state is true, -- and if we are indeed at least trying to be counted amongst those “faithful few” who “wait in sorrow for the Church’s Resurrection”, then let us quit acting like we are on the side that is going to perpetually lose, and begin to prepare for when the triumph of the Church and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, “will burst like lightning upon God’s enemies.”
There is one account which I have read on the internet which claims that Pope Leo XIII had his 1884 vision precisely on the date of October 13 – exactly 33 years before the date of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, which took place on October 13, 1917. If this be true, it is an astounding fact, indicating a very special relationship between Pope Leo’s vision and Fatima. However, I could not find any other confirmation of this anywhere, nor did the website on which I found it appear to carry the credibility that one would want to rely upon. If anybody could confirm or deny this, I would greatly appreciate it if they could contact me at: Jim Condit Jr., PO Box 11339, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45211. Many Thanks.
Acknowledgements: The research and analysis in this short pamphlet would not have been possible without the painstaking work of Yves Dupont, author of Catholic Prophecy, and Gary Giuffre, whose unique research on the crisis in the Catholic Church since 1958 brought the meaning of many of the prophecies in Dupont’s book into clear focus as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s progressed. Also, this pamphlet is built on many pieces of research outside of Dupont’s book which Mr. Giuffre pointed out to me over the years. In addition, Dupont’s book would never have seen the light of day without the efforts and vision of Mr. Thomas Nelson of TAN books. Finally, the seed which grew into this pamphlet was planted when Mr. Christopher Schaper, a dedicated Catholic father, business man, and activist, informed me several years ago about an article in Catholic Family News which suggested that the time of Satan’s increased power did not begin in 1884, the year in which Pope Leo XIII had his extraordinary vision, -- but that the 100 years of Satan’s increased power quite likely began at a later date.
Seven Periods of the Catholic Church
according to Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser (1613-1658)
First Period: The founding of the Church: from Christ to the beginning of the reign of Pope Linus I (who was directly appointed by St. Peter): this period includes the founding of the Church, Pentecost, and the Miracle of Diffusion (the Catholic Faith spreading throughout the world from the 12 Apostles).
Second Period: The Period of Persecution and the Catacombs: from Pope Linus I to Pope St. Sylvester I (314-335). It was during the years of Pope Sylvester's reign that Constantine the Great ended the bloody persecution of the Church and sanctioned the public ministry of the Church with the protection of the state..
Third Period: The teaching of the nations, from Pope St. Sylvester to Pope Leo III: In the year 800 A.D., on Christmas Day, in a solemn ceremony, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne the Emperor of all the Christian nations of Europe. From the time of Constantine to the time of Charlemagne, enough nations of the known world had been converted to Christianity that the leaders of these Christian nations recognized Charlemagne as the Emperor of all of Christendom due to his crowning by Leo III.
Fourth Period: The pacification or civilizing of the nations, from Pope Leo III to Pope Leo X. During this period the cooperation between the Church and the nations reached its zenith, especially in the 13th century (see: The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries by James Joseph Walsh, published 1929)
Fifth Period: The affliction and persecution of the Church, from Pope Leo X to the coming Holy Pope and Great Monarch: During Pope Leo X's reign occurred the revolt of Luther and the beginning of Protestantism in 1517. This began the fragmentation of Christendom which is still continuing today in 2007. The prophecies agree that the end of this Fifth Period of the Church will be marked by a disintegration of both Church and state, leading up to the Great Chastisement.
Sixth Period: The Period of Peace, the period of consolation.. This period begins immediately after the Great Chastisement and is marked by the reign of a holy Pope in the Church and the Great Monarch in the world. Some say this period will be very short as in two or three generations. Fr. Sylvester Berry, who wrote circa 1921, maintains that this period will last for around 500 years, to repair and rebuild after the 500 years of Protestant error and disintegration through which we are now passing..
Seventh Period: The end of the period peace happens with the coming of Antichrist, whose relatively short reign lasts until the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world.
More Printed Sources Referring to the vision of Pope Leo XIII
The following if from an article on www.ClassicalCatholic.com, by Father Gabrielle Amorth, published in his book, An Exorcist tells his Story, in 1999:
Many people will remember that, before the reforms of the Second Vatican
Council, at the end of every Mass the celebrant and the faithful knelt to recite
a prayer to Mary and one to Michael the Archangel. This is a very beautiful
prayer and brings great benefits to all those who pray it.
(This writer's note: three Hail Marys and the St. Michael's Prayer were said
at the end of low Masses up until 1962, when this practice was
abruptly ended without explanation by John XXIII.)
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the [malice] and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, [cast] into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world [seeking] the ruin of souls. Amen.
What are the origins of this prayer? Here is what the magazine Ephemerides Liturgicae reported in 1995 on pages 58-59:
Father Domenico Pechenino writes:
"I do not remember the exact year. One morning the great Pope Leo XIII had
celebrated a Mass and, as usual, was attending a Mass of thanksgiving. Suddenly,
we saw him raise his head and stare at something above the celebrant's head. He
was staring motionlessly, without batting an eye. His expression was one of
horror and awe; the color and look on his face changing rapidly. Something
unusual and grave was happening in him."
"Finally, as though coming to his senses, he lightly but firmly tapped his hand and rose to his feet. He headed for his private office. His retinue followed anxiously and solicitously, whispering: 'Holy Father, are you not feeling well? Do you need anything?' He answered: 'Nothing, nothing.' About half an hour later, he called for the Secretary of the Congregation of Rites and, handing him a sheet of paper, requested that it be printed and sent to all the ordinaries around the world. What was that paper? It was the prayer that we recite with the people at the end of every Mass. It is the plea to Mary and the passionate request to the Prince of the heavenly host, beseeching God to send Satan back to hell."
Pope Leo XIII instructed [the priest and the faithful] to kneel during those prayers. What we just reported was published in the newspaper La settimana Del Clero, March 30, 1947, but it does not give the source of the information.
(This writer's note: While this version would have to carry decisive weight if completely accurate, there are several things in it which would indicate further research is needed. While Fr. Amorth and other websites say that the journal Ephemerides Liturgicae published this account of Fr. Pechenino's in 1995, the author of the article on Wikipedia states that the year was actually 1955, and gives more accurate footnoting, namely, (V. LXIX, pages 54-60) -- so this is one legitimate question. Next, the quote from Fr. Pechenino says "at the end of every Mass", when it would have been well known to any and all priests of that era that this prayer was only recited after low masses. Also, there is no mention anywhere of Mary in the prayer to St. Michael recited after low masses. However, Mary is mentioned near the ended of the longer St. Michael's prayer in the Raccolta. On the website www.traditioninaction.com, they carry a version of the longer prayer which appeared in the Raccolta of 1898. With these few mistakes in the above passage attributed to Fr. Pechenino, my question would be whether Fr. Pechenino was actually an eye-witness to this event, or whether that also became garbled as the above passage was handed down. The much more common oral tradition is what we have carried at the beginning of this pamphlet, and what is carried in Fr. Carl Vogl's book, "Begone Satan", quoted near the end of the body of the essay. A very similar but slightly different version is summarized on the Tradition in Action website as follows: "One day, after celebrating Mass, the aged Pope Leo XIII was in conference with the Cardinals when suddenly he sank to the floor in a deep swoon. Physicians who hastened to his side could find no trace of his pulse and feared that he had expired. However, after a short interval the Holy Father regained consciousness and exclaimed with great emotion: "Oh, what a horrible picture I have been permitted to see!" He had been shown a vision of evil spirits who had been released from Hell and their efforts to destroy the Church. But in the midst of the horror the Archangel St. Michael appeared and cast Satan and his legions into the abyss of hell.")
Now back to the excerpt from Fr. Amorth's book:
However, we were able to verify that the prayer was indeed sent to the
ordinaries in 1886, under unusual circumstances. A reliable witness, Cardinal Nasalli Rocca, in his 1946 Lenten Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Bologna,
wrote: "Leo XIII himself wrote that prayer. The sentence 'The evil spirits who
wander through the world for the ruin of souls' has an historical explanation
that was many times repeated by his private secretary, Monsignor Rinaldo Angeli.
Leo XIII truly saw, in a vision, demonic spirits who were congregating in the
Eternal City (Rome). The prayer that he asked all the Church to recite was the
fruit of that experience. He would recite that prayer with strong, powerful
voice: we heard it many a time in the Vatican Basilica. Leo XIII also personally
wrote an exorcism that is included in the Roman Ritual (1954 edition, XII, C.
Ill, p. 863 and following). He recommended that bishops and priests read these
exorcisms often in their dioceses and parishes. He himself would recite them
often throughout the day." (Note: Paul VI, in direct contradiction of the
acts and attitude of Pope Leo XIII and all the true Popes for 2000 years,
suppressed the order of exorcism for new priests circa 1968. Now, are we
supposed to believe that such a change came from Heaven, or from the pit of
Hell? Are we supposed to believe that such a change came from a true Pope, or
from an anti-pope?)
Another interesting factor attests to the value of the prayers that we used to recite after every low Mass. Pius XI added a particular intention for the conversion of Russia (allocution of June 30, 1930). In this allocution, after reminding all to pray for Russia, and of the religious persecution in Russia, he closed with the following sentence: "Let us proclaim the prayers that our great predecessor, Leo XIII, directed all priests and the faithful to pray at the end of the Mass, for the particular intention of the conversion of Russia. Let all bishops and clergy so inform everyone who is present at the Holy Sacrifice, and remind them often." (Civiltà Cattolica, 1930, vol. 3.)
(This writer's note: after seeing this strong testimony and endorsement of Pope Pius XI regarding the exorcism prayer of Pope Leo XIII, I wish to emphasize again that, in the very year of 1962 when the Soviet Union and the United States came to the brink of a nuclear exchange, John XIII, who emerged from the conclave of 1958 -- two days after the white smoke confusion of October 26, 1958, -- discontinued the use of these prayers after low mass for the conversion of Russia throughout the world -- without explanation. Researcher Gary Giuffre has related to me that as a 13 year old server, he had asked the priest after the first Sunday Mass at which these prayers were omitted: "Father, did Russia convert last week?" To which his parish priest replied genially: "I just do what they tell me.")