The Imminent Chastisement for
Not Fulfilling Our Ladys Request
By Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L.
The following is an edited transcript of a speech given at the
Ambassadors of Jesus and Mary Seminar in Glendale, California, September 24,
How often we hear the
questions, in the context of all the confusion in the Church, the troubles in
the world, "What is it leading to? Where will it end?" We know exactly where
its going to end, because Our Lady of Fatima said, "In the end, My
Immaculate Heart will triumph ..." What is going to bring about that triumph
were the words that followed, "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph,
the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, Russia will be converted, and a
period of peace will be given to the world."
Unanimously, those who have
spoken prophetically, and the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, tell us
that there will be a great chastisement of the world. All of the most certain
prophecies and apparitions tell us that it will be at the time when wickedness,
when evil, seem to be triumphant, when all appears to be lost; as Our Lady said
in Quito, Ecuador in 1634.
"My Time Will
She says "Then My time will
come." The Miracle of Grace will break out upon the world. Evil will be
destroyed, wickedness will be conquered. And it is all set forth in the Message
of Fatima, in the Secret of Fatima, and most importantly in the third part of
the Secret that is commonly called the Third Secret of Fatima.
Our Lady said if people are
going to continue to sin against God, then the world is going to be chastised.
The very first request Our Lady made, was that people stop sinning against God,
because God is already too much offended.
Why do you not obey My requests given to you
through My holy Mother at Fatima?
"Our Lord is Already
Too Much Offended"
People must stop offending
God. If they stop offending God, He will have mercy, and He will give peace;
but if they dont stop offending God, if humanity persists in its crimes,
then God is going to punish the world: with war, hunger, and persecution
against the Church. So the grace that will bring about the Consecration of
Russia, and the conversion of Russia, will be given if enough people do
penance, and bring about the conversion of sinners.
And if people stop sinning
against God, and only then, will the grace be given. But as humanity sinks
deeper and deeper into sinfulness, and the rebellion against God becomes
general, then God is going to withhold the efficacious grace for the
Consecration of Russia to bring about the conversion of Russia, and the world
is going to be chastised. The very substance of that chastisement is set forth
in the Third Secret of Fatima.
What is the Third Secret of
Fatima? Well we know from the text of the first two parts of the Secret, Our
Lady said to the children "You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners
go." And She went on to explain what is Gods plan to save sinners
from going to hell. And the way to bring that about is through the
establishment of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In order for that to be
brought about, Our Lady wants the devotion of the Five First Saturdays, and She
wants the Consecration of Russia. Let the Pope, together with all the bishops
of the world, each one in his own Cathedral, consecrate Russia to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. She said that by this means Russia will be saved,
Russia will be converted, and peace will be given to the world. There is the
unanimity of all the prophets and the prophecies of the saints down through the
That wickedness will be
crushed, God will triumph in the glory of His Holy Mother and in the glories of
the traditions of the Church, which will be fully restored in the splendor such
as has never been before in the history of the Church. This will be the time of
the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As Our Lady said, when things
appear to be totally lost, when it appears that wickedness is triumphant, "that
will be when My time has come, then My time will come."
The Great Chastisement
In the Third Secret we have in
some very cut and dry detail, exactly what will be the nature of that Great
Chastisement. Like the hurricane before the full force strikes, at first the
blue, sunny sky starts to get filled with clouds, and the wind gets stronger
and the weather becomes inclement. We must not mistake those very earliest
beginnings of the chastisement for what will be the substance of that great
disaster, that great tempest in history, foretold by Pope Pius XII in the year
Pope Pius XII said, and this
is just after the world had undergone the horrors of the Second World War, and
people were yearning for peace: "The world must soon undergo suffering such as
never existed in the history of the world. Soon the human race must undergo the
worst suffering that there has ever been." This is the substance of the Third
Secret of Fatima.
Pope John Paul II, at the
Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia in 1976, when he was not yet Pope
he was still Cardinal Wojtyla he spoke about that chastisement, that
which is the substance of the Third Secret of Fatima. And he said that the
Church must undergo a great trial, it will be the struggle between the Church
and the anti-Church; the Gospel and the anti-Gospel.
And shortly after he was
elected Pope in 1981, he returned to that same theme, and this time he spoke
explicitly of this being the substance of the Message of Fatima, the Secret of
Fatima. And he reiterated that the Church must soon undergo great trials.
Are They Lying to
So what is in the Third Secret
of Fatima? On the twenty-sixth of June, 2000, five years ago, the Vatican
published a vision which they claimed was the entire Third Secret of Fatima. I
was talking with a Brazilian Bishop, and he asked me, "Well if theres
more to the Third Secret than the vision, are they lying to us, because they
said that was the whole Third Secret?" I answered, "Cardinal Ratzinger is using
a mental reservation. The entire Secret is implicitly contained in that vision.
In that sense, in that very restricted sense, it is the whole Secret."
But the Third Secret properly,
so called, is not that vision that pertains to the Secret it is
part of the Secret, but the Secret consists of Our Ladys words. As Father
Valinho, the nephew of Sister Lucy, pointed out, that phrase "in Portugal the
dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc." is where the Third Secret
The Vatican issued an
anonymous press release in 1960 concerning the Third Secret, after Pope John
XXIII had opened the envelope containing the Secret and read the single page,
which contained the words of Our Lady of Fatima. The press release stated that
the Secret may never be revealed, and referred to it specifically as "the words
which Our Lady confided as a secret to the three little shepherds." This is the
key expression, "the words which Our Lady confided." It is a letter of
one single page that contains the words of Our Lady.
Proof: "Truly That Was
Not All of It"
What was revealed on June 26,
2000, was four pages of Sister Lucy describing a vision. It was not the
words of Our Lady. It is such a well known fact that the Secret is divided into
three parts, and we have the text of the first two parts. And therefore, where
that text ends, in mid-sentence, with the "etc.", thats where the Third
Secret begins. Its a matter of common sense, one does not have to be a
philologist, and get into a great deal of analysis of textual criticism, to
reach the conclusion that this is where the Second part of the Secret ends, and
the Third part begins.
But there is really no doubt
about it. On the 2nd of September, 1952, when Father Schweigl had
been sent personally by Pope Pius XII to Coimbra, to interview Sister Lucy on
the Third Secret, he spoke personally with Sister Lucy, authorized by the Pope
to do so. He returned to Rome and at the Russicum, where he lived, he told his
confreres, when they asked him about the Third Secret of Fatima: "I cannot
reveal anything of what I learned at Fatima concerning the third secret, but
I can say that it has two parts: one concerns the Pope. The other,
logically although I must say nothing would have to be the
continuation of the words: In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be
So it is a quite certainly
established fact that the words of Our Lady of Fatima continue after that
"etc." And in the memoir of Sister Lucy, after that "etc." she puts in
parenthesis the words, "Here begins the third part of the Secret".
Those who have studied Fatima
know that what was published five years ago, on the 26th of June, is
not the whole Secret; it simply is not. The night before, I should say the
early morning of the 26th of June, I went to bed; I left the
instruction: it doesnt matter how early it is, as soon as that Secret is
published, bring it to me wake me up if you have to.
The Secret was brought to me,
I looked at it, and the first thing I said is, "This is not the Secret!" I was
not alone in making that judgment. A seminary professor, who is a close friend
of Pope John Paul II, and who also knows personally Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger,
has the same impression this is not the Third Secret.
It cannot be.
And so when he went to the
Vatican, he visited Cardinal Ratzinger, and he confronted him. He did not mince
his words. He said, "This is impossible! This can- not possibly be the entire
Third Secret!" And he insisted that Ratzinger answer him yes or no. "Is this
the whole thing? Is this the whole thing, or isnt it? It cannot be; now
you tell me!" Ratzinger admitted "Truly, that was not all of it."
The Third Secret is
About Vatican II
This professor is a priest
that I know personally, and a number of people that I know, know this priest
personally. He pressed on further for an answer, he would not back off. And he
demanded, "What is in the Secret? If thats not all of it, well, what is
there?" Ratzingers answer makes it clear. Theres no longer any
mystery why they have kept it hidden for so many years. And why the Vatican
officials, during the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, said in their press
release that, "It may never be published," it may not ever be released.
Ratzinger said that in the Third Secret, Our Lady warns that there will be an
evil council. And She warned against the changes: She warned against making
changes in the liturgy; changes in the Mass. This is explicitly set forth in
the Third Secret.
However, men like Cardinal
Ratzinger believe that the word of the Second Vatican Council is equivalent to
the word of God. They cannot believe that there was any evil in the Council.
And so they choose not to believe the Message of Fatima. And this is why
Cardinal Ratzinger made a suggestion that the apparition of the Lady of Fatima
is something conjured up in the imagination of Sister Lucy.
The book, The Message of
Fatima, published on June 26, 2000, contains that explanation of Cardinal
Ratzinger, citing the anti-Fatima modernist Father Edouard Dhanis; the man who
had such a bias against Fatima that he refused to go to Portugal and examine
the facts, because his mind was already made up against the apparitions.
Ratzinger is of that opinion, and he says as much, that these apparitions were
something that were conjured up in the imagination of Sister Lucy, based on
what she, earlier in her life, had encountered in reading pious books.
My question to Cardinal
Ratzinger is, how did the imagination of what shed read in pious books
conjure up the great Miracle of the Sun? How did the release of energy, so
great, like the energy equivalent of a nuclear weapon, turn ankle deep mud into
dry land in twelve minutes? How could Sister Lucys childhood imagination
conjure up this miracle?
Vatican II: A
There is so much confusion
about the Second Vatican Council. I remember reading in The Wanderer an
absolutely incredible article which gave an absolutely ludicrous doctrinal
explanation that everything in the Second Vatican Council that relates to the
Doctrine of the Faith is set forth infallibly. And the authority that they
quote is the Catholic Encyclopedia! Of course the quotation of the
Catholic Encyclopedia is entirely out of context.
Encyclopedia, of course, rightly stated that when Councils teach on dogma,
they teach infallibly. But that is because the very purpose of a Council is to
define doctrine. All the previous Councils defined doctrine. That is what is
infallible about a Council: when it defines doctrine. If the Pope is present,
he proclaims the definition infallibly and solemnly, so that there is no doubt.
If he is not present, if he ratifies it later on, with that solemn declaration,
that makes the Council infallible.
Even the Second Vatican
Council itself makes a clear distinction between infallible teaching and
non-infallible teaching. And so when an ecumenical Council is convoked and the
bishops of the world gather together and make pronouncements on doctrine, if
they do not define, then the act itself is not an infallible act. The teaching
set forth may be infallible. For example, if it is already the definitive
teaching of the universal and ordinary Magisterium of the Church, then the very
substance of what it is teaching is already infallible. But it is not an
infallible act, in and of itself.
The mere fact that a Council
makes a pronouncement on doctrine does not make that statement infallible. The
Council must infallibly proclaim dogma with a solemn definition. If it is not
defined, it is not an infallible act. It is a very simple matter, and that is
the teaching of the Church. There are grave errors in the Second Vatican
Council. The teaching on ecumenism, strictly speaking, is heretical. (See
The Fatima Crusader Issue No. 79, "Errors of
The Heresy of
Pope St. Pius V teaches in his
Catechism, the Roman Catechism also known as the Catechism of the
Council of Trent that all of the Protestant religions are false
religions, theyre inspired by the devil; and therefore their fruits
are evil. The Decree on Ecumenism in the Second Vatican Council says that God
uses those churches and Ecclesial Communities, that, as such, He uses them as
means of salvation.
Now the teaching of the
Church, the Catholic Faith, is very clear that the means of salvation are the
Sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church. Along with this is the teaching, the
Deposit of Faith, that is set forth by the Church, and the Churchs
Magisterium, the divine revelation. It is the Catholic faith, it is the
practice of the Catholic faith, it is the seven Catholic Sacraments, that are
the means of salvation. These alone.
The Protestant religions, as
such, are inspired by the devil, as Pope St. Pius V teaches in his catechism.
The new religion of Vatican II says that those diabolically inspired sects are
used by God as means of salvation. And yet The Wanderer would have you
believe that every doctrinal pronouncement of the Second Vatican Council is
infallible. The Council of Trent and Vatican II cannot both be right! You have
diametrically opposed teachings. Only one can be true, the other is false.
In the Second Vatican Council
we see that all of the non-Catholic and non-Christian religions are described
as being good. In the Conciliar church (i.e. not the Catholic Church of all
time) all religions are considered to be good, and true. According to the
Conciliar church, they suffer the misfortune of having some errors, and there
are some evils mixed in with the good, but they are good, and they are true.
Thats the false doctrine
of the new ecumenical church the Roman Protestant conciliar ecumenical
church. The Roman Catholic Church has always had a different teaching: there is
only one true religion. There is only one true Church. There is only one true
Faith, and it is Catholic. All other religions are false religions. All other
churches are false churches. That has always been the teaching and the Faith of
the Catholic Church.
So here we see, already, the
beginnings of what is going to become the greatest heresy in the history of the
Church that will bring about the greatest suffering that the world has
ever seen, as was told by Pope Pius XII.
A Pope Under the
Control of Satan?
Malachi Martin, in his last
interview on the Art Bell Show, spoke of an Anti-Pope. There was a caller
calling in from Australia, and he said that a Jesuit had revealed to him that
in the Third Secret it is revealed that there will be, as it were, a pope who
was entirely in the control of the devil. Malachi answered, "that sounds like
the verbatim words of the Secret."
Pope St. Pius X said he had a
vision, and he saw in the vision his successor fleeing over the dead bodies of
his brethren, and that this Pope would have to go into exile. He would go into
hiding, he would have to wear a disguise to conceal his identity. He would live
in retirement, but then he would be discovered, and he would suffer a cruel
I think we can safely conclude
that these prophecies may be fulfilled in this Pontificate of Benedict XVI. One
reason why I believe this, is because I personally knew the Roman Stigmatist,
Antonio Ruffini. I knew him for almost 20 years. He received the visible
stigmata in 1955, and he was so highly esteemed by Pope Pius XII, that Pius XII
authorized the construction of a chapel on the spot where Ruffini had received
I asked Ruffini point-blank,
"What about the Consecration of Russia? Will it be Pope John Paul II who
consecrates Russia?" And Ruffini answered, "No, it will not be John Paul II. It
will not be the Pope immediately after him. But the one after that, he is the
one who will consecrate Russia."
That leaves between John Paul
II and his second successor, only one pontificate in-between. He may be the
Pope of the Chastisement, the one that Pope Pius X saw in the vision. As Our
Lady, in one of Her apparitions, said, "Rome will undergo a great revolution".
Thats when there will be the slaughter, the massacre in the Vatican. And
the Pope will flee Rome in disguise.
"The False Church of
This is what Our Lady meant
when She said that the Holy Father would be persecuted; the Church would be
persecuted. Anne Catherine Emmerich, the stigmatic Augustinian nun, described
the counterfeit church, what she called the "False church of darkness". The
errors of Orthodoxy and of Protestantism will be embraced by that false church,
it will be an ecumenical church because the Anti-Pope will be recognized by the
world not by the faithful, but by the world by the secular world
and the secular governments.
The Anti-Pope will be
recognized as the legitimate Pope of the "church," and the legitimate head of
the Vatican State. That "church" will be united with all the false religions.
They will be united together under the universality of the Masonic umbrella. In
that motley ecumenical union will be the established religion of the so-called
civilized world. This is how we will get into the time of great persecution
such as the world has never seen.
Persecution Like Never
In the name of the
"civilization of love," in the name of "unity," in the name of Vatican II, the
true Faith will be outlawed, only the legally established religion will be
tolerated. It doesnt take a great deal of imagination to see whats
going to happen as a result of this. Just look at the Reformation in England
and Ireland. The most horrific, brutal tortures and executions were carried out
against Catholics, and especially against the clergy.
The priests, when they were
caught, were hanged, drawn and quartered.
The Protestants used the
faithful Catholic Irish as an object of amusement. They would tie a piece of
linen on the head, and ignite it on fire. And when the Catholic would try to
remove the burning piece of linen, he would rip and tear off his own scalp.
This was a way of not so gently encouraging Catholics to give it up, and become
The terminology, the
vocabulary, is already there. As I say, nothing is going to be left to our
imagination as to how that persecution is going to take place. The
non-conformists, the recusants who dont accept the established religion;
what kind of treatment will they get? Well just look at the penal laws in
England and Ireland that were applied against Catholics.
The Irish Catholics were
barred from any education; they wanted to keep them in total illiteracy and
total ignorance. That way it would be easier in their attempts to brainwash the
Catholics with Protestantism.
The Protestants owned all the
land, and they had various crops and farm animals and livestock. But the
Catholics had nothing but potatoes, and when the blight struck, no effort was
made to save them from starvation.
The British Empire sought a
legal solution for the citizens of the Empire, so that everyone would have his
proper citizenship in the various colonies and lands that became part of the
Commonwealth. With one conspicuous exception: the Irish were left stateless.
They lost their British status, which made it more difficult for them to
Wait until martial law is
declared in this country. And wait until a non-Catholic religion becomes the
established religion, when our constitutional religious liberty is going to be
abolished. When there is an established church, then there is going to be penal
laws. And thats when were going to find out what persecution of the
Church is all about. Then there is going to be suffering like there has never
been in the history of the world.
It is commonly believed that
there was the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, and that since then, the
Cold War is over. But lately, even the Wall Street Journal pointed out
that there is now a new Cold War. Russia is preparing for war against the
A year ago, when I visited
Russia, I was reading the publications in Russia, and the Russian political
analysts themselves admitted that they are planning to make war against the
West. What is the reason for this? Theyre explaining that the United
States is aggressively moving into Central Asia and the Middle East. The
Russian leaders are very worried that they are going to be encircled. They say
the Americans claim they are only going to be there temporarily, but then
theyre going to stay, and we (the Russians) are the ones who are going to
be forced out.
It is commonly stated that the
attacks for the conquest of Afghanistan and the conquest of Iraq were a
response to the acts of foreign terrorists; yet the conquest of Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Iran had been planned long in advance, long before September 11,
As the old saying goes,
Veribus scriptum manent the written word is permanent.
There are documents outlining
what will be the foreign policy of the immediate and near future, written back
in the 1990s. And these documents call for the conquest of those
countries because the Masonic government (which is the secret government within
the government) wishes to establish in the world (as Bush the First said, on
September 11, 1991, we wish to establish in the world) the New World Order.
The New World
The New World Order is
entirely Masonic, and its religion is Masonic. You look on the one dollar bill,
and you see the expression, "In God We Trust". You look to the left of that
expression, and you see which god theyre talking about. You see the
pyramid, the Egyptian pyramid, the triangle and the eye. And you see, as it
were, rays of sunlight emanating from that triangle.
George Bush I referred to a
thousand points of light. A thousand points of light, this is Masonic light,
the light of the Solar Deity of Masonry, the Pagan Egyptian Solar Deity. As
Albert Pike says in his Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry, "Lucifer the
Light Bearer. Doubt it not." Thats who they mean when they say, "In God
In the name of combating
terrorism, they will fully implement martial law, which is coming in stages. In
the U.S. Constitution, the liberties of the Constitution have already been
greatly nullified. Then, those who are defined as "religious fanatics" will be
removed from their homes and will be sent into camps. I already spoke about
this in 1989 the "Executive Orders", enacted by George Bush I,
authorizing the government, in a state of emergency, to confiscate all
property, all vehicles, and to round up the civilians and send them into camps.
By Executive Order they were given the force of law. This will be the
persecution of the Church in North America. And there will be the war.
Unanimously, in all the
prophecies of the saints down through the ages, and in the most secure and
certain apparitions of Our Lady, it is revealed that there is going to be a
tremendous great World War.
It will break out suddenly,
from East to West. Our Lady said to Sister Elena Aiello, "Russia will attack
America with secret armies." The Russians already have an army of Special
Forces and Arab terrorists that they have trained, along with the Communist Red
Chinese. They have a vast army, secret armies, who are waiting for the day when
the signal is given, then they will all erupt together and make chaos in the
West, and in the United States, and all over North America.
And they will attack Europe.
In the morning it will appear that the world is at peace. By the evening, the
entire world will be plunged into war. Our Lady said, "If people do not convert
(if they do not turn away from their sins), the world is going to be punished
with war, hunger, persecution of the Church and persecution of the Holy
Father". I think we already have some idea of the scenario that is going to
take place in that time of war, hunger, persecution against the Church, and
persecution against the Pope.
Our Lady has said, along with
the prophecies of many of the saints and other holy individuals who died with
the reputation of great sanctity, "It will appear that evil is triumphant". And
that is when the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will begin.
Russia, Converted, will
Overcome Gods Enemies
Every excuse is made
not to consecrate Russia. Theyre saying we cannot consecrate
Russia because that will provoke persecution of the Church. The Church is
already persecuted in Russia. But Our Lady didnt say that the
Consecration is going to bring about persecution of the Church, She said
its going to bring about the conversion of Russia. When Russia is
converted, it will stop persecuting the Church.
Not only that, when Russia is
converted (and Russia is still to this very day the greatest military
super-power on earth), Catholic Tradition will have the force of the most
powerful military super-power that the world has ever seen. The Russian
Orthodox people are very staunchly traditionalist. Today they fear the Roman
Church because they have seen the Vatican II Protestant revolution in the
Church. They have seen how the Church has been largely destroyed, subverted and
corrupted. That they should allow this to happen to their traditions, such a
thought is intolerable.
When I was in Russia, a very
highly educated Muscovite explained to me: in Russia, if you were to just
change the wording of a prayer in the Liturgy, that would be considered
tantamount to heresy. The Orthodox faithful would rebel against that, they
would reject such changes. But they have seen that in the Roman Church, there
was very little resistance to changes, to the protestantizing changes that are
leading the Church into the great apostasy foretold in Sacred Scripture,
foretold also in the Third Secret of Fatima.
But with the conversion of
Russia, traditional Orthodox Russia will become traditional Catholic Russia.
And that will be the driving spiritual force that will crush the New World
The world is about to be
plunged into a tremendous war, Pius XII said, "The world must soon undergo
suffering such as there has never been in the history of the world." The devil
is the author of all the evil: the war, the suffering, the hunger, the
starvation, the persecution against the Church, that is carried out through his
minions, the Masons.
They are the ones who are
behind the attacks, so that they could destroy our nation and turn it into a
fascist republic, to a fascist dictatorship, to be the center of a world
republic, or so they think, with an established Masonic religion spread over
the entire world, so that Lucifer will be worshiped, and Jesus Christ will be
blasphemed. That is their plan.
But Our Lord Jesus Christ
said, "Fear not, I have conquered the world! The prince of this world has been
cast from his throne!" Let us remember that Christ is the Eternal King, the
Lord of lords, and the King of kings. And the Almighty Father said, "Thou art
My Son, this day I have begotten You. It is I who have placed the scepter in
Your hand, and You will rule the nations." It is Christ Who is the King, and so
Our Lady came to remind us.
It is through Her that He will
triumph. "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will
consecrate Russia to Me. Russia will be converted, and a period of peace will
be given to the world." Our Lady said, "When everything appears to be lost and
evil is triumphant, then will come My time."
By means of Her triumph, the
Catholic Church, the Catholic Faith will triumph throughout the whole world.
And the whole world will profess, and sing out, Christus Vincit, Christus
Regnat, Christus Imperat. Christ has overcome, Christ rules, Christ
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