Part II The Window of Opportunity
The Plot to Silence Our Lady
by Father Paul Leonard Kramer
The question of the Consecration of Russia requested by Our Lady of Fatima is a very simple question, simple enough that a person can be mystified when he encounters the controversy there has been over the last seven years about whether it has or has not been done. I do not believe a controversy could exist if all would examine the matter very carefully.
It reminds me of when I was still a boy in school and one of my teachers spoke about the great controversy over the number of teeth in a horses mouth, how there were great debates and learned discourses determining what must be the number of teeth in the horses mouth. Finally someone decided well, lets open the horses mouth and count.
The question of the Consecration of Russia is as simple as opening up the horses mouth and counting its teeth, unless, of course, there are some ulterior motives for creating a controversy over this question.
Few who have heard the Message of Our Lady of Fatima have been able to fully grasp the gravity of the warning that the Blessed Virgin addressed to the world. All too often people consider it to be simply a call to conversion or a mere private revelation with which they need not concern themselves. They accept that Our Lady of Fatima came in 1917 on six successive months, and She eventually promised peace to the world, and they leave it at that. They forget what is at the heart of the Message of Fatima. The heart of the Fatima Message is contained in the Secret, that God is going to punish the world by means of war, hunger, persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent it Our Lady says, "I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If they attend to My requests, Russia will be converted and the world will have peace. If not, Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, it will be converted and a period of peace will be granted to the world."
This is, of course, a well known text of that part of the Secret that has been officially revealed. In this segment Our Blessed Mother is saying that the human race has two options. We can obey Her requests, in which case, these evils will be prevented. She says, "To prevent it, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart." Therefore, She makes it very clear that if the Consecration of Russia is carried out these evils will not take place. And so the option we have is further wars, hunger, persecution of the Church and the Holy Father and the errors of Russia spread throughout the world, then the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or else, we can have the Consecration done first. We can avoid war, hunger, persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.
There are some who claim that the Consecration of Russia has already been properly performed. If this claim were correct, then the possibility of nuclear, chemical or biological war would no longer exist for our generation. If their claim is correct then there cannot be any more famine in our century. If what they claim is true then it is no longer possible for our generation to be dominated by the powerful and mighty plutocrats, the financiers of the international banks who oppress entire nations, reduce rich nations to poverty and reduce poor nations to grinding poverty. If the Consecration is done then these things cannot be happening.
A Grand Folly
Last February there was a full page advertisement in the Manila Bulletin taken from a Blue Army publication in Spain. It announced that the Consecration of Russia has been done and therefore there was no longer the possibility of a world war. A greater folly than this is hard to conceive. God has unconditionally promised that the horrors that Our Lady mentioned will not take place. Our Blessed Mother Herself said that these things will be prevented by the Consecration of Russia, but we can see today the world is headed toward the abyss. From one day to the next the situation in the world becomes worse. And yet there are some, like Father Miller of the Blue Army, like Bishop Luna of the Blue Army, and Father Fox, formerly of the Blue Army, who are saying that the Consecration is already done and that what we see in our day is the beginning of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We see such an abundance of sin in the world, every kind of vice, every kind of corruption in private and public life, injustice abounds and entire nations and classes of people are being oppressed. If this is the beginning of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, then I shudder to think of what that triumph would be at the height of its glory.
What we see happening today cannot possibly be the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The thought borders on blasphemy, because what we see today is the domination of evil in the world. Such a triumph would be a triumph of evil over good. But Our Lady came to Fatima precisely with the message of hope, that indeed it will be the contrary.
"In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Pope will consecrate Russia to Me and a period of peace will be given to the world."
We do not have peace in the world today. Peace is, as defined by St. Augustine, the tranquility of order, and there can only be peace in the world when the social order is restored according to the eternal law of God.
An Evil Empire
The sect of Freemasonry has been active for many centuries.
They surfaced and became public in the year 1717. Since then they have made ceaseless war and revolution. To use the words of the Communists, they have made total war political, intellectual, economic, every sort of war imaginable in order to completely invert the social order, to destroy the authority of Jesus Christ and His Church, to take God off of His throne, and to deify man. We see the progress, the motion toward accomplishing this evil empire, the empire of the Antichrist. Every day it seems to be coming closer and closer. This cannot possibly be confused with the triumph promised by Our Lady, which will be the Triumph of Faith, the triumph of the one true religion. Therefore, I think, for that consideration alone, one must, at least if not having examined the facts about the Consecration of Russia, at this point in time, suspect that it has not yet been accomplished.
In 1917, Our Lady said She would simply come again and She would ask for the Consecration of Russia. The Secret was not for 1917. Our Lady did not explain in any great detail what She would ask for. That came later. On June 13, 1929, Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucy. She said that God is now asking for the Consecration of Russia and here She specified precisely what it is that God wants.
There are two versions given by Sister Lucy of the words that Our Lady spoke to her on that occasion. One clarifies the other. The first text reads, "The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the bishops of the world, to consecrate Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means." Another text also straight from the hand of Sister Lucy reads, "The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make and to order that, in union with him, and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart." Our Lady added that, "by this means Russia will be saved."
Consecration is an Honor, Not an Insult
Before going any further, I want to say that this would be a great act of charity to Russia. Russia is undergoing a tribulation in these days, great disorder, hunger, upheaval. In the past, some of the advisors of the Holy Father suggested to him that he not consecrate Russia by name because they thought that this would be perceived by the Soviets as an insult, a provocation. The same objection was made to Pope Pius XII. He did not think it would be any provocation at all. He simply disregarded the advice and he went on by himself to make a Consecration of Russia and, of course, there were no terrible consequences. The Soviets did not understand that to be any kind of insult. There were no repercussions against the Church. Yet this argument has been used time and again to tie the Holy Fathers hands so that he will not consecrate Russia.
Even very recently it has been stated again by certain officials of the Secretariat of State that this Consecration of Russia is no longer needed. They still believe that it will be perceived as an insult to Russia. Whereas entirely the contrary is the case. If you pray for someone you are doing them an act of kindness. You are honoring them and if setting them aside with a solemn prayer of consecration, you are honoring them in a special way. When David was set aside from his brothers and anointed, this was certainly no insult to David.
Yet it is still perceived by some that this solemn Act of Consecration would somehow be considered an insult to the Russian people. I do not see how a healthy mind can conceive of it in this manner.
Due to these political considerations, there has been a great deal of propaganda to try and completely confuse and obscure the issue about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Gruner has already mentioned that the Vatican-Moscow Agreement has been and remains the great stumbling block. There have been some practical repercussions as a result of this agreement. We can recall that when Cardinal Ratzinger issued a warning about the Theology of Liberation, Cardinal Casaroli, at that time the Secretary of State, publicly distanced himself from the declaration. The Holy Father himself spoke about the evils of communism although not using those words. So did Cardinal Ratzinger. Cardinal Ratzinger has himself admitted that the Consecration of Russia has not yet been done. The Holy Father has publicly acknowledged that Our Blessed Lady is still waiting for the consecration. But even in Rome there has been some division on this matter.
When asked, Cardinal Casaroli does not speak about the Consecration of Russia. Nevertheless, there is a great deal of pressure being exerted to get people to say that it has been done in spite of the fact that:
1) the Holy Father has stated that Our Lady is still waiting for the consecration, and
2) Cardinal Ratzinger has bluntly stated that it is not yet done.
This is the source of the controversy about the consecration. The matter is as clear as the light of day, simple as counting the teeth in the horses mouth. That is what we are going to do right now.
The Facts Concerning the Consecration of Russia
More than once in my articles in The Fatima Crusader I have presented facts to demonstrate beyond any shadow of a doubt that Our Ladys request for the Consecration of Russia has not yet been done. Those publications and organizations that wish to uphold the Vatican-Moscow Agreement have not responded except to answer with deception.
The first fact I have already presented, the words of the Queen of Heaven Herself, when She said that "the moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make and to order that, in union with him, and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart." It is well known that this event has not taken place, namely all the bishops in the world have not performed, together with the Pope, a ceremony consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I should add that it was mentioned in many newspapers throughout the world on March 25, 1984, that the Pope did consecrate the world. No television networks, no wire services, no newspaper reported any consecration of Russia.
It is the common and correct perception that what took place was the consecration of the world because the Holy Father made no mention of Russia, neither on March 25, 1984, nor in his earlier consecration of the world made at Fatima in 1982. In neither of these acts of consecration did he make any mention of Russia.
The second fact to be considered is the text that Sister Lucy wrote to Father Gonçalves in 1930. She wrote, "The good God promises to make an end of the persecution of Russia if the Holy Father deigns to make and orders to be made by all the bishops of the Catholic world, the solemn and public act of reparation and consecration of Russia." In a letter of June 12, 1930, she said, "If only the Holy Father will himself make a solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia as well as ordering all the bishops of the Catholic world to do the same."
On March 21, 1982, Sister Lucy declared in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to Lisbon, Archbishop Portalupi, in the presence of the Bishop of Leiria and Dr. Lacerda, that the Pope must select a date on which to order the bishops of the world to make a public and solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia.
On the afternoon of March 19, 1983, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Portalupi, met with Sister Lucy in order to establish precisely what Sister Lucy had to say concerning the consecration of the world that the Pope had performed on May 13, 1982. There were other witnesses present. Sister Lucy declared that the Consecration of Russia had not been made as Our Lady had demanded and she added, "I could not say so because I did not have the permission of the Holy See."
So, you see, she could not speak openly on this matter at that time because she needed the permission of the Holy See. She was under obedience to be silent about this question. The Popes consecration of the world on March 25, 1984, did not clearly indicate Russia as its object and the bishops did not participate in a public and solemn ceremony.
The reasons Sister Lucy gave in 1982 specify likewise why the consecration of 1984 was deficient. On July 20, 1987, Sister Lucy stated to Enrico Romero, in a subsequently published interview that the Consecration of Russia requested by Our Lady of Fatima is not yet done.
In an interview which appeared in the September 1985 issue of Sol de Fatima, Sister Lucy was asked if the Pope had fulfilled the request made by Our Lady at Tuy when he consecrated the world in 1984. Sister Lucy answered, "There has been no participation of all the bishops, and there was no mention of Russia." The interviewer then asked, "So the consecration was not done as requested by Our Lady?" Sister Lucy answered, "No, many bishops attached no importance to this act."
Finally John Paul II, on March 25, 1984, after he had consecrated the world, twice addressed words to Our Lady of Fatima, words which contained a clear admission that the consecration She requested still remained to be done. His words were published in LOsservatore Romano, and he said, "Enlighten especially the peoples of which You, Yourself, are awaiting our consecration and confiding."
Several hours later the Holy Father again addressed Our Lady of Fatima in St. Peters Basilica with these words, "We wish to choose this Sunday for the Act of Entrusting and Consecration of the world, of all peoples, especially those who have a very great need of this consecration and entrusting, of those people for whom You, Yourself, are awaiting our act of consecration."
These public statements of the Holy Father clearly demonstrate that he himself is aware of the fact that Our Lady of Fatima is still waiting for the consecration of Russia to be performed.
If Russia is consecrated as Our Lady requested, those evils war, hunger, persecution of the Church and persecution of the Holy Father will be prevented. She also stated that if it is not done, then Russia will spread its errors throughout the entire world and Russia would raise up wars and persecution.
The Red Mask
Many people have become complacent since the alleged dissolution of the Soviet Union. They think that since Russia is no longer officially and formally Marxist, therefore Russia is no longer a problem for world peace. One must consider the fact that the Soviet Union was not founded by true believers in the pure doctrine of Karl Marx. The doctrine of Marx was a mask. It was a mask to hide the true purpose of the Soviet Revolution.
The October Revolution was a masonic revolution. Lenin and Trotsky were both Freemasons of the 33rd degree. Communism was not created by political theorists but by masonic sectaries, whose purpose was to exterminate the Christian religion by first overthrowing the Christian monarchies, abolishing international boundaries, and erecting a Godless one-world republic.
Communism is not a mere social revolution. It is a masonic revolution whose purpose is to carry out Freemasonrys stated program to abolish all governments, property, and religion, and to build a new Godless order on the ruins of the old order.
Richard Wurmbrandt, who has studied carefully the writings of Karl Marx and who, himself, had been tortured terribly in the prison camps of the communists, wrote in his book, Was Karl Marx a Satanist? "The ultimate aim of communism is not to establish another social or economic system, it is to mock God and praise Satan."
Now that Russia is no longer officially communist, one must not forget that Russia is still in the grips of masonic leaders. They may have changed the description of what they are doing, they may have changed the shell, but the substance remains.
In The Fatima Crusader, Josyp Terelya says that Russia is still deeply in the grips of Freemasonry. Nothing essential has really changed. The program of Masonry has been carried out openly for the last 200 years. The Patriarchs of Freemasonry commissioned Adam Weishaupt to establish a masonic sect called the Order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. The sect operated according to their program to abolish religion, property, and government. The Order and its devilish plans were discovered by the Bavarian government in 1785 and the Illuminati was scattered and regrouped under the name, The League of Just Men. Weishaupt died in 1830 but the Order survived. Later they changed their name to the League of Communists and they commissioned a document called the Communist Manifesto. Eventually they called themselves the Communist Party. Karl Marx became their official theoretician, and it is in the writings of Marx that we find exposed the true purpose of communism.
It is very interesting when you consider that the program and purpose of communism is identical to the program of Freemasonry and is also identical to the program of International Zionism. The deeper you examine these organizations the more you see that they have the self-same program and the self-same purpose. And they are all demonic.
The Devils Poet
In a poem entitled Invocation of One in Despair, Karl Marx wrote, "I wish to avenge myself against the one who rules above. A God has snatched from me my all, in the curse and rock of destiny. Nothing but revenge is left to me." In another poem called, The Prayer, Marx says, "The vapors of hell rise and fill my brain until I go mad and my Heart is utterly changed. See this sword, the prince of darkness sold it to me."
In another poem called The Invocation, Marx makes the words of Lucifer his own, just like we read in Isaiah; "I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God". In The Invocation, Marx says, "I shall build my throne high overhead, cold, tremendous shall its summit be, for its bulwark, superstitious dread, for its marshall, blackest agony."
We can already see his program through these poetic terms. Superstitious dread, of course, is the satanic cult of the secret societies and by blackest agony, he means the cruel tyranny that will destroy all religious, civil and human rights. It will be total tyranny. Of course God answered to Lucifer in the above cited verse of Isaiah, "How thou art fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, thou shalt be brought down to hell in the depth of the pit."
Similarly Karl Marx recognized that his destiny was the same. In a poem with a very strange name Oulanem, Marx writes, "Ruined, ruined, my time has clean run out. Soon I shall embrace eternity to my breast and soon I shall howl gigantic curses on mankind." In the same poem Marx writes, "Ah, eternity, she is our eternal grief". And, "indescribable and immeasurable death, ourselves being clockwork, blindly mechanical, having no purpose save to happen, to be ruined, so there shall be something to ruin."
Marx, like other satanists, loved to use inversion, and thus is the strange name Oulanem. It is the inversion of the prophetic name given by Isaiah to Jesus Christ Emanuel. You spell it backwards, then you reverse the syllables, and then you spell that backwards, and you have changed Emanuel into Oulanem. It is a triple reversal of Emanuel.
In another poem called, The Pale Maiden, Marx says, "Thus Heaven I forfeited, I know it full well, my soul once faithful to God, is chosen for Hell."
In these poems Marx states the true purpose of his lifes work. "Soon I shall howl gigantic curses on mankind. If there is something which devours, Ill leap within it. Though I bring the world to ruins, the world which bulks between me and the abyss, I will smash to pieces with enduring curses. Ill throw my arms around its harsh reality. Embracing me the world will dumbly pass away and then sink down to utter nothingness. Perished."
These are the words of Karl Marx and you can find them with all the references to the original text of Marx in Richard Wurmbrandts book, Was Karl Marx a Satanist?
It is essential, Richard Wurmbrandt points out, to state emphatically that Marx and his confreres, while anti-God, were not atheists as they publicly pretended to be. They hated a God in whom they believed. Marxs philosophy is a deliberate inversion of the truth. Marx was fascinated with the inversion that is common to satanists. Inversions so permeated Marxs whole manner of thinking, says Wurmbrandt, that he used them everywhere. He answers Proudhons book The Philosophy of Misery with another book entitled The Misery of Philosophy. He also wrote, "We have to use instead of the weapon of criticism, the criticism of weapons." In other words, very clearly on other occasions, Marx said that their purpose was not to explain history but to change it. Therefore, truth is settled by arms, if someone disagrees with you, you shoot them and theyre gone. This is, "the criticism of weapons."
Consequently, while Marxs doctrine teaches that, "man is a supreme being for man," and this is a direct quotation from his work, Zur Kritik der Hegelschen Rechtsphilosophie, he says that the suppression of religion as an illusory happiness of the people is a pre-supposition of true happiness. So, on the one hand, Karl Marx is saying that in order to liberate the human race we must get rid of the illusory happiness promised by religion. But in reality, in his poems Marx states his true purpose which is the eternal ruin and the destruction of the human race and the entire world.
According to Marxs doctrine of communism, the ultimate purpose of the socialist revolution is to emancipate man by suppressing religion. As he stated, "the critique of Heaven transforms itself into the critique of earth, the critique of theology into the critique of politics. Thus the fight against religion is indirectly the fight against the world of which religion is the spiritual aroma."
This means that since God is an illusion for Marx, man must be the supreme being for man. Christian civilization must be overthrown and destroyed in order to abolish and exterminate religion from the face of the earth. Thus we see that the communist program is identical to the program of Freemasonry, whose stated program is to destroy governments and altars.
The Communist movement is really a camouflaged version of the Masonic revolution. It presents itself to the world as the class struggle of the proletariat but underneath the shell there is nothing but the identical program of Freemasonry to abolish religion, to mock God, and to adore satan.
Lenin established Russia as the headquarters of the world revolution against religion. But God elected the Russian nation for a holy purpose. This is why Our Lady of Fatima revealed that the Pope and the bishops must consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This consecration is the only way that Russia will be solemnly established in its God-given vocation; a vocation which is entirely opposite to what Lenin had planned.
Russia is in a terrible condition and things will certainly become worse. But Our Blessed Mother says that God promises to save Russia by means of the Collegial Consecration requested at Fatima. As Our Lady Herself said, "He promises to save Russia by this means." In Fatima the Mother of God revealed what must be done in order to obtain the conversion of Russia and world peace. She has spoken elsewhere about the same problem of Russia. As Cardinal Ratzinger stated, "The Secret of Fatima corresponds to what has been revealed in many other Marian apparitions." Josyp Terelya himself has seen the Blessed Virgin when She appeared in Hrushiv, Ukraine. Here is part of what She said to him. "How many warnings will mankind be given before it repents? But the world continues in its self-will and hedonism. Oppression and war are the never-ending preoccupation of people. Russia continues to refuse to recognize My Son. She rejects true charity and continues to live its demonic existence. Did I not ask for prayers for the lost Russian people on other occasions?" Here I can add, "Yes." She asked precisely that at Fatima. She continued, "If Russia does not accept Christ the King, the entire world faces ruin. Antichrist has power and is opposed to the will of the Eternal One. The Antichrist is sowing envy and dissension."
We can recall how Sister Lucy on various occasions was questioned about the Secret. Since she could not reveal precisely its contents, she simply said, "It is in Sacred Scripture. It is in the Apocalypse." And she singled out chapters 8 to 13. What we read in those chapters is the establishment of the worldwide evil empire of the Antichrist; political, economic, military, and religious tyranny to establish the kingdom of Satan in the world, to remove God as the object of the worship of the human race and to put Satan in the place of God through his visible representative, the Antichrist.
Cardinal Ratzinger has stated that the revelation of Fatima corresponds to many previous apparitions of Our Lady. In fact, it corresponds to what has been foretold for many centuries by the Saints.
St. Methodius who died in 385 A.D. said, "A time will come when enemies of Christ will boast, we have subjected the earth and all its inhabitants and the Christians cannot escape our hands." The Venerable Bartholomeus Holzhauser, who died in 1658, wrote in his commentary on the Apocalypse, "When everything has been ruined by war, when Catholics are hard pressed by traitorist co-religionists and heretics, when the Church and her servants are denied their rights, the monarchies have been abolished and their rulers murdered, then the hand of the Almighty will work a marvellous change." Something apparently impossible according to human understanding.
Significant is the prophecy of Bishop George Michael Wittman who died in 1833. He said, "Woe is me, sad days are at hand for the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. The Passion of Jesus Christ will be renewed in the most dolorous manner in the Church and in her supreme head. In all parts of the world there will be wars and revolutions and much blood will be shed. Distress, disasters and poverty will be everywhere great since pestilential maladies, scarcity, and other misfortunes will follow one after another. Violent hands will be laid on the supreme head of the Catholic Church, bishops and priests will be persecuted and schism will be provoked and confusion reign amid all classes. Times will become so preeminently bad that it will seem as if the enemies of Christ and His Holy Church which He founded with His Blood were about to overcome Her. Secret societies will wreak great ruin and exercise a marvellous military power, and through that many will be blinded and infected with the most horrible errors. However, all this shall avail nought. They cannot shake the rock whereon Christ has founded His Church."
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi who died in 1837 prophesied and said, "God will ordain two punishments. One in the form of wars, revolution and other evils. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing will be visible and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim principally but not exclusively the enemies of religion."
Something of this nature we also see is foretold in the Old Testament. "The sun will lose its light." And this also seems to be corresponding to a very apocalyptic book, the Book of the Prophet Joel. The warning that Our Lady made at Fatima indicates, unlike prophecies of the saints who foretold these things to take place in a later age, that these things are now about to take place and She provided us with a remedy; the only remedy that will work to prevent these things happening in our generation.
In 1945, only a few months after World War II had ended, when many people thought that the tribulation for some time at least would be over, Pope Pius XII stated in his Christmas message to the Cardinals, "The world is on the verge of a frightful abyss. Men must prepare themselves for suffering such as mankind has never seen."
On November 11, 1984, Cardinal Ratzinger stated in his interview that the things contained in the Third Secret correspond to what has been announced in Scripture and what has been said again and again in many Marian apparitions. I would like to quote one of those apparitions which has been formally approved by the Church.
In the city of Quito, Ecuador, a church was built in honor of this apparition. It is called "Our Lady of Good Fortune". On February 2, 1634, the Mother of God revealed to Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres, "At the end of the 19th Century and for a large part of the 20th, various heresies will flourish on this earth. The precious light of the Faith will go out in souls because of the almost total moral corruption. In those times, there will be great physical and moral calamities in private and in public. The little number of souls keeping the Faith and practicing the virtues will undergo cruel and unspeakable suffering. Through their drawn out martyrdom, many of them will go to their death because of the violence of their sufferings and those will count as martyrs who give their lives for Church or for country. To escape from being enslaved by these heresies will call for great strength of will, constancy, courage and great trust in God, all of which are gifts from the merciful Love of My Divine Son to those He will have chosen for the work of restoration. There will come moments when everything seems lost and paralyzed, and just then comes the beginning of the complete restoration. Having gained control of all social classes, the sects will tend to penetrate with great skill into the heart of families and destroy even the children. The innocence of childhood will almost disappear, thus priestly vocations will be lost. It will be a real disaster. Priests will abandon their duties and will depart from the path marked out for them by God. Then the Church will go through a dark night for lack of a Prelate Father to watch over it with love, gentleness, strength, and prudence, and numbers of priests will lose the spirit of God, thus placing their souls in great danger. To scatter these black clouds blocking the brilliant dawning of the freedom of the Church there will be a terrible war in which the blood of priests and religious will flow. That night will be so horrible that wickedness will seem triumphant. Then will come My time. In astounding fashion I shall destroy satans pride, casting him beneath My feet, chaining him up in the depths of hell, leaving Church and country freed at last from his cruel tyranny."
St. Hildegard of Bingham who died in 1189 wrote, "People will renounce the authority of the Pope. Individual countries will prefer their own church rulers to the Pope."
As Venerable Holzhauser said, "Catholics will be hard pressed by traitorists, co-religionists and heretics." Here we see foretold division in the Church. St. Hildegard said these things would take place and gave the sign to watch for when these things will take place. She said - after Germany will have been divided, and, of course, Germany was divided after the Second World War.
We have seen a profound crisis engulf and paralyze the Church from within. Father Cornelio Fabro, one of the most respected scholars of the Catholic world, pointed out in his work, "The Church is presently undergoing the gravest crisis that it has ever faced in its history."
Pope Paul VI himself lamented the fact that the Church seemed to be undergoing its own auto-demolition.
Masonry wishes to destroy the Catholic religion in order to establish a New World Order with a devilish religion throughout the world. This will be the basis for the worldwide rule of the Antichrist. Our Lady of Fatima says that She alone can help us. Those were Her words.
Political and military means will not be enough. As Our Lord said, "Those who use the sword will die by the sword." It is written in Sacred Scripture in the book of the Apocalypse, "It will be by the Faith and the patience of the saints that the wicked empire of the Antichrist will be overcome and by obedience to Gods will." At Fatima Our Lady indicated that this will materialize in the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. She alone can help us.