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Part II – The Window of Opportunity

Chapter 2

The Great Conspiracy

by Deirdre Manifold

Heaven’s Queen. "Who is She that cometh forth as the morning, rising fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army in battle array?" Who is She? She is the woman of Genesis 3:15 about whom God spoke at the dawn of history, when He said, "I will put enmity between thee and the Woman, between your seed and Her seed. She will crush your head and you will lie in wait for Her heel."

What is that about, but war? War between Our Lady on one side and the serpent on the other side. Fatima is all about war, war for souls, and in the last analysis, it’s each individual soul we are fighting for, in the name of Our Lady. This warfare began in Eden, as I’ve just said. Fatima is not just another apparition that we can take or leave. Fatima is for all mankind.

Fatima’s Unquestionable Authenticity

We are the Church Militant and we have a duty to examine Fatima’s authenticity. In order to show that the message came from Heaven, God was willing to perform an extraordinary miracle, the Miracle of the Sun. This was only the third time in history that God used the sun to make clear that the message was divine.

One was the prolongation of the daylight at the prayer of Joshua (Joshua 10) and the other was the sign given to the King of Judah in 714 B.C. by the prophet Isaias, when the sun retraced its path by ten hours. (4 Kings 20) What made the miracle of Fatima unique is that its time and place were prophesied months in advance.

The press, vehemently anti-clerical, sent its reporters to ridicule the predicted miracle which they expected to never take place. But they were the very people who wrote the most eloquent accounts of it. This miracle was witnessed by 70,000 people present at Fatima, and by many more on the perimeter (some as far as 25 miles away).  And later was seen by Pius XII in the Vatican Gardens.

At Fatima, the Woman of Genesis had entered history in a most spectacular way. At Cana, when Mary noticed the wine had run short, Our Lord addressed Her as "Woman", saying "Woman, My hour has not yet come." But Mary was to precipitate His hour and in doing so Her hour had come. At that moment, She became the Woman of Genesis.

Her hour too had come and She would intervene in every crisis in the Church. For crisis there is today, probably as never before.

The Protestant Rebellion and its Consequences

The seeds of today’s conflict were sown in the Reformation. Then it was rebellion against Peter, the Rock on which the Church is built. After the rebellion, what a change in every area of life! Up to then there were no standing armies and hardly a police force in the villages. If there were no police, the butcher was entitled to arrest anybody who had committed a crime. Just imagine life being so peaceful. The Monasteries looked after the poor, the sick, the widowed and the orphaned. No need for state institutions, and crippling taxes to ruin them. And just imagine, think about this — for four hundred years, the coin, the penny, in England and Ireland, retained the same value. From the year 1130 to 1530 there was no inflation. The same value all the time. Just imagine if we had that today; just think what has happened the last few weeks, with money going up and down in value like a yo-yo. And of course, it’s all a trick. It all comes from Satan.

Our Lord said "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added." After that, man began to depend on himself. That great Englishman G.K. Chesterton used to say, "If we are not willing to be ruled by God then we will be ruled by tyrants."

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady showed the children a vision of Hell. "You have seen Hell where poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish devotion to My Immaculate Heart." In mentioning that Russia would spread her errors throughout the world fomenting wars and revolution, She said She would come again to ask for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart by the Pope, in union with all the bishops of the world. Then Our Lady foretold World War II if people do not repent.

She said, "This event would be preceded by an unknown light." On January 25, 1938, this unknown light shone all across Europe for three hours. It could not be explained by the scientists, so strange a sight it was. It was reported in all the big daily newspapers of Europe at the time and even as far away as the New York Times.  


Now, immediately following the shining of this bright light, an event took place in Moscow which would directly trigger World War II. A man named Rakovsky, who had previously been Soviet Ambassador to both London and Paris, was being tried by Stalin in the purges of 1938. This man, Rakovsky, outlined a plan to Stalin’s most trusted advisor, a man known as Gabriel, during a six-hour interview. The plan was that a friendship pact between Hitler and Stalin, then bitter enemies, be enacted, whereby they would join the attack and divide Poland between them. Following this, it could be arranged that the Allies would attack Hitler only (not Stalin) and later the United States would enter the war. To Gabriel, Stalin’s confidant, this plan seemed ridiculous, impossible. He laughed at the idea of bringing Hitler and Stalin together for any purpose. But Rakovsky insisted and pointed out to Gabriel that Davis, the American Ambassador to Russia, was the person who would make the arrangements. Now, note this well, both Russia and America pushed Hitler into the war.

Rakovsky then revealed something that at the time was unknown to Gabriel and even to Stalin. He revealed that a higher order than that of Communism existed, whose orders would have to be obeyed. This bears out what Doctor Bella Dodd, head of the Communist Party in New York during the war had said. When she reported to Cleon Skousin, second in command of the FBI, she said that whenever she had any difficulty in getting instructions from Moscow because of the war, she was to go to any one of three wealthy capitalists in the Waldorf Towers. What amazed Doctor Dodd was that whenever these men gave instructions, Moscow always ratified them. When asked who the men were, Doctor Dodd refused to name them. But when pressed to say ultimately who ruled this higher order, she replied simply, "Satan."

In the course of this history-making interview, Rakovsky made it clear that the key to the power of this higher order was money. Rakovsky said, "Money is power, the only power."

Few people are aware also that three American presidents were assassinated because they dared to question the right of this private monopoly to make money with pen and ink out of nothing. Instead of borrowing as he was pressed to do, Abraham Lincoln issued greenbacks to pay the soldiers in the Civil War. No borrowing, no interest. McKinley spoke out against the monopoly and Kennedy actually issued United States dollars instead of Federal Reserve ones. Each President, Lincoln, McKinley, and Kennedy, in turn, were suddenly and ruthlessly murdered. And the press has never revealed this part of the plot. The media won’t mention it. Because of the manipulation of money which is made into a commodity instead of the symbol that it is, the world everywhere is in turmoil.

Christ said that Satan was a liar from the beginning. Through this manipulation of money, Satan is also a thief. The Third World debt is crippling it, because the interest is so great. And the capital that was lent to them was made out of nothing but pen and ink. Because of this power to make money with pen and ink, governments everywhere can be ordered to legalize what is sinful — contraception, abortion, divorce.

I know from my own country that these demands do not come from the people. They are organized from outside and the people are told that they need them. Of course they will always get a vociferous minority very often of my own sex, women, feminists, who say that they must have them.

Now, who are these rulers? The English Prime Minister, Disraeli, in the last century was to say, "The world is ruled by very different people from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Our war is not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers. The Church Militant has a duty to know and understand the enemy.

The Popes and Fatima

There are many apparitions world wide. Many are false.  Human beings need great discernment when dealing with the practical jokes of a fallen angel. But there are many modern apparitions that do not require much discernment in order to figure out what they are all about. All you need is just common sense to know how ridiculous they are and compare them with Fatima. I am, of course, referring to the most famous false one taking place today. However, there could be no doubt whatever concerning the authenticity of the Fatima apparitions. They have been enthusiastically accepted by every Pope since Pius XI. And these Popes saw the Fatima apparitions as a warning to the people of the world to repent of their sins, as they were once warned at Nineveh when the King ordered everybody to pray and fast — even the very animals were fasting. The King himself got into sackcloth and ashes and prayed for nine days.

Pius XI responded with an Encyclical regarding Russia’s errors, referred to by Our Lady. He said, "Communism is intrinsically evil, and no one who would save Christian civilization may collaborate with it in any undertaking whatsoever. For the evil we must combat is, at its origin, primarily, an evil of the spiritual order. From this polluted source, the monstrous emanations of the Communist system flow with satanic logic." So said Pius XI.

Next was Pope Pius XII who was to declare, "Fatima is the summation of my thinking. The time for doubting Fatima is passed. It is now time for action."

John XXIII instituted the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and termed the Fatima apparitions, "the center of all Christian hope."

Paul VI, on November 21, 1964, solemnly renewed Pope Pius XII’s consecration of the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart in the presence of all the Council Fathers. In 1967, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the apparitions, he came here to Fatima in person as a humble pilgrim to pray for peace.

John Paul I as Cardinal Luciani expressed his recognition of the divine origin of the Fatima apparitions, and he sent a statue of Our Lady of Fatima around Italy later on.

On May 13, 1979, our present Holy Father, John Paul II sent a warm message emphasizing that conversion and penance were essential to the Fatima Message. On May 13, 1982, at Fatima, he thanked Our Lady for his survival despite the assassination bullets. He repeated the 1942 and 1964 consecrations of the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, adding if the Church has accepted the Message of Fatima, it is above all, because the message contained a truth and a call whose basic content is the truth and the call of the Gospel itself.

Since it is pertinent that every Pope since Pius XI has accepted the Fatima Message as being genuine, why then is it that Fatima has not been preached from the housetops as it should have been? Had it been so preached from the housetops, grace would surely have flowed from Heaven to fulfill Our Lady’s wishes. That it has not been so preached will not surprise anyone who sees the War in its true perspective, as War between the Woman of Genesis and the serpent, a creature of angelic intelligence.

The Deliberate Overthrow of Christ’s Order

In war, above all else, we need to know the enemy. As members of the Church Militant we have a duty to study his plan and his tactics. Pope Leo XIII identified the enemy as Freemasonry, as will be explained later on.

In Matthew’s opening chapter of the New Testament we read, verse 1, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Then, verse 20 refers to St. Joseph, "But while he thought on these things, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in Her is of the Holy Ghost’." Both these two spiritual sons of David are seen blessing the crowd at Fatima on the 13th of October. St. Joseph with the baby Jesus in his arms.

However, St. Paul sounds a warning when he says in Galatians 4 that, just as the spiritual Son was persecuted in olden times, so it is today. We further understand from St. Paul that this persecution is allegorical. Since only one of these spiritual sons of David is building the Temple of the Holy Ghost, we must establish the allegorical rival of this son and find in the Old Testament a type who, in addition to building the Temple, would also be the natural son of David. Such a man was Solomon. Allegorically speaking, who today is the capital enemy of Jesus Christ if not those building a temple in the name of Solomon? Associated with Solomon was the Knights Templar, who were sometimes called the Sons of Solomon. That Rosicrucian addict, Francis Bacon, in his book, The New Atlantis, conjured up a manifesto for the New Order, under the title of Solomon’s House. The actual building of Solomon’s Temple is the stated aim of that religion, which describes itself as "A system of morals veiled in allegory", and labelled by Pope Leo XIII as the capital enemy of the Church, commonly known as Freemasonry.

In his great encyclical Humanum Genus, Pope Leo XIII described it thus, "Tear away the mask of Freemasonry and make it plain to all what it is. It aims at the utter overthrow of the whole religious order of the world which Christian teaching has produced and the substitution of a new state of things based on the principles of pure naturalism. Including almost every nation in its grasp, it unites itself with other sects of which it is the real inspiration and the hidden motive of power. It first attracts and then retains its associates by the base of worldly advantage which it secures for them. It bends governments to its will, sometimes by promises, other times by threats. It has found its way into every class of society and forms an invisible and irresponsible power. An independent government, as it were, within the body of the lawful state. It denies that our first parents sinned and consequently that man’s free will is in any way weakened or inclined to evil. We see that men are publicly tempted by many allurements of pleasure, there are journals or pamphlets without moderation or shame, stage plays are remarkably licentious. The designs of works of art are shamelessly sought in the laws of so-called realism. And all the blandishments of pleasure are diligently sought out by which virtue may be lulled to sleep. There have been in these secret societies some who are proposed artfully and of set purpose that the multitude should be satiated with boundless license of vice, as when this had been done it could come more easily under their power and authority." (Humanum Genus - Encyclical on Freemasonry)

The enemy could never win the battle by confronting the Church from the outside, he had to get right inside. Like a parasite eating at its host he had to eat it up from the inside. But we are promised that Our Lady will win. We can be joyful and hopeful because we know She will crush his head. We don’t know when it is going to take place, but it will happen. Our Lady has said, "My Immaculate Heart will triumph, in the end. The Consecration will be made, Russia will be converted and there will be peace."

However, I want to try to find out the nature of the enemy, what he is up to, how he acts, and the kind of organization he works through.

Our Lady will Crush the Serpent

There is an organization in our society that claims to have the treasure of Solomon’s Temple. Now the supreme order marshalling all these forces striving to build the Temple of Solomon is known as the Ordo Templi Orientis. Its goal is to establish the Phallic religion in place of Christianity. Foremost among its many sub-groups is a body calling itself the Gnostic Catholic Church. The Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church contains the words, "I believe in the serpent and the lion."

That a body calling itself the Gnostic Catholic Church should be the chief antagonist against the Mystical Body of Christ ought not to surprise us, for this is the organic type of war whereby the seed of the serpent will seek to destroy the Mystical Body of Christ from within as a parasite would destroy its host body, the body that sustains it.

Here now we see the martial decree of Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the Woman ..." It is depicted on the Tilma of Juan Diego in Guadalupe and later on the front of the Miraculous Medal, war between the seed of the Woman and the serpent. Our Lady stands on the serpent in both the Tilma and in the Miraculous Medal, the front of the Miraculous Medal. On the back, as you know, there are two Hearts, Our Lord’s and Our Lady’s, with the sword through it, confirming what Simon said, "Thine own soul a sword shall pierce."

Now as to the immediate outcome of this warfare we can call to mind the words of St. Louis de Montfort. He said, "Things will become progressively worse until the coming of the Antichrist." Now all efforts to fight the enemy would seem to be futile unless the proper Consecration of Russia, as ordered by Our Lady, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary be made in the near future. To make this consecration exactly as Our Lady requested, after the lapse of sixty-three years, would prove that we are, after all, teachable.

As you know, on June 13, 1929, Lucy had a marvellous apparition of the Blessed Trinity and Our Lady. Our Lady said the time had now come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. Now that was sixty-three years ago. The teaching office of the Church is related to all the nations of the world.

Foot Soldiers of Mary

In the land of modern Galatians, Ireland, in a church dedicated as a house of prayer to all the nations of the world, on August 21, 1879, on the gable end of this church, appeared St. Joseph, that other spiritual son of David. He was contemplating the allegorical warfare directed against the high priesthood of Jesus Christ. The apparition showed a live lamb on an altar from which rose a cross, the whole surrounded by adoring angels.

To the left was St. John with a missal in his hand, two fingers raised, warning of that which looks like a lamb and speaks like a dragon. Between St. Joseph and St. John stood Mary. The whole vision was above the ground.

I refer, of course, to the apparition of the Lamb of God at Knock, Ireland. Now it would appear that St. Joseph was looking at this allegorical warfare, at Our Lady in the center, at St. John, warning that there was a lamb that looked like a lamb but spoke like a dragon right within the Church. This was a visible apparition, (seen by many) in my country of Ireland. But later on there was an invisible apparition of Our Lady. On the evening of September 7, 1921, the eve of Her birthday, Mary came again to Ireland. This time, as I said, it was in an invisible manner, but no less real.  When guiding a small group of women and one man who came to pray for sinners, She instituted Her spiritual army, since known as the Legion of Mary.

The Legion of Mary seeks through Mary to bring Christ to every nation, through the personal sanctification of each member of the Legion. This spiritual army seeks to gain the whole world for Mary and was mainly responsible for the preservation of the Church in China. Though the Legion of Mary was established only in 1921, already three of its members have their cause for canonization going ahead: Edele Quinn, who was an envoy to Africa for seven years, in the 30’s and 40’s; Alfie Lamb, a young man of only 25, who went to South America where he lived only about six years before he died of cancer; and Frank Duff, who died in 1980.

This is the spiritual army that is fighting the serpent on the ground.

We are all foot soldiers of Mary. There’s no time for being neutral. You are either with Christ or against Him. Now I would say regarding the place where I’m standing, two small nations, Portugal and Ireland, have been chosen by God at this moment of peril to lead mankind back to sanity.

The Social Teaching of the Church

The answer to Russia’s errors are clearly set out in the Encyclicals Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, Divini Redemptoris, and in many other social encyclicals. The answer to Russia’s errors are also found in the writings of Father Denis Fahey, a Holy Ghost priest from Ireland who has written about the Kingship of Christ, the Mystical Body of Christ and its place in the world to ordinary lay people who are often uninstructed in these matters.

The encyclicals and these writings of Father Fahey are the antidote to the poison of the Karl Marx manifesto.

Some years ago I was exasperated by meeting so many university students who talked about Karl Marx as if he were a saint, greater than Christ. They thought Marx was a great intellectual who yearned for the freedom of men, to make people free. I asked some friends who supply me with books from America to please send me a handy life of Karl Marx. I never received it. I wanted to give the book to those university students. Then I happened to be in America and asked some friends "When are you going to produce this life of Karl Marx that I can give to the students to let them know what kind a man he really was?" One of them turned to me and said, "Why don’t you write it yourself?" Well I felt inadequate. I knew Marx was a bad man because of what Communism had done in the world, but I really knew very little about him. I gathered incentive for this project by going back to my training in the Legion of Mary. Frank Duff taught us that if we were called to do something, we should step forward in faith, walk on the water, go as far as possible, and then God would step in.

So I went home and I said, "well, what would I do if I wanted to write the life of Karl Marx?" I knew nothing about him. So I inaugurated my research. In about a year and a half I had finished writing my book Karl Marx, True or False Prophet? It was difficult work, much harder than my first book, Fatima and The Great Conspiracy, but at least it gives people an idea of what kind of man he was, a satanist, an enemy of the Church.

I am convinced that students in school ought to be as familiar with the Social Teaching of the Church as they are familiar with the Our Father. The problem, however, is that students do not know anything about the Social Teaching of the Church. I didn’t know it existed. I didn’t know anything about Father Fahey and his wonderful writings on the Mystical Body of Christ and on the Kingship of Christ. Things are so bad in the schools nowadays that children are making their First Communion and going to confession without knowing the Ten Commandments. These things need to be pointed out. Over the last couple of days since I arrived, ideas have been tumbling into my mind that would take too long to state here. I hope I may one day return and talk to you about them, maybe off the cuff this time. What I would say to you now is that the children ask for bread and they are given stones. Today the sheep are hungry, the lambs are starving. My lords, the future is up to you.