Monday, 19 September 2016

Chapter Outline of the New Edition



I'm in the final stages of preparing the revised version of my book for publication, and it should be available within the next couple of weeks. Given the fact that some substantial changes have been made, and the book is now doubled in length, it will be published under the new title Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church. I thought I would post the chapter outline here, so that readers can get a glimpse of what to expect concerning the changes that have been made in comparison with the older edition, and the amount of new material that has been added. While the first half of the book is still largely the same as the original, the second half is completely new material. The original material has also been updated throughout and expanded where necessary, and given the fact that a lot has happened over the last five years, a lot of these changes are quite significant.


Chapter 1      The Return to Zion                                                                         



                        Restoration                                                                                         

                        The Prophecy of the Return                                                               

                        Christ on the Eschatological Restoration                                          

                        The Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks                                                 

                        The 1,260 Years of Desolation                                                          

                        The Prophecy of the 2,300 Days                                                       

Conclusion                                                                                         



Chapter 2      The Two Witnesses                                                                        

                                   

                        The Two Olive Trees of Zechariah                                                    

The Angelic Pope                                                                              

                        Fatima                                                                                                

                        The Third Secret and the Persecution of the Antichrist                          

The Mercy Seat and the Blood of the Martyrs                                  

                        The “Two Pillars” of St. John Bosco                                                 

                        The Secrets of La Salette                                                                   

The Conversion of England                                                               

Conclusion                                                                                         



Chapter 3      The Worldwide Web of Deceit                                                    



                        Gematria – the Original Meaning of 666                                          

                        The True Meaning of 666?                                                                

                        The “Mark” of the Beast                                                                    

                        The Plague of Sores                                                                           

Eternal Sin in Catholic Theology                                                      

The Message of the Third Angel                                                       

New World Order?                                                                            

                                   

Chapter 4      Signs of the Times                                                                         



                        The Sixth Seal                                                                                    

                        Wormwood                                                                                        

                        The Rise of the Locusts                                                                     

                        The Horsemen of the Apocalypse                                                     

                        The False Prophet                                                                              

                        Holocaust                                                                                           

Conclusion                                                                                         



Chapter 5      Babylon Falling                                                                             



                        The Empire of the Last Days                                                             

                        The Great Harlot                                                                                

                        The Rise of Secularism                                                                      

                        Mega-tsunami                                                                                    

The New Atlantis                                                                               

The Seven Burning Mountains of the Book of Enoch                      

The Inundation of Ireland                                                                  

                        The Fall of Babylon                                                                           

                        The Visions of Bl. Elena Aiello                                                        

                        The Rod of God’s Chastisement                                                        

The Messages of the Three Angels                                                    

                        Armageddon                                                                                      

Conclusion                                                                                         



Chapter 6      The End of the Thousand Years                                                                                



The Sabbath Millennium                                                                   

The Fall of Satan                                                                               

The Cosmic Drama                                                                            

The Crushing of Leviathan and the Sealing of the Saints                 

The Secrets of La Salette and the Turn of the Millennium                      

The Vision of Pope Leo XIII                                                                  

The Short Time of Satan                                                                   

St. Hildegard’s Vision of Sin within the Church                               

St. Augustine and the End of the Thousand Years                            

The Angel with the Keys to the Abyss                                              

The Angels Bound at the Euphrates and the Wheels of Ezekiel       

Our Lady of Knock and the Lamb of Revelation                              

The Sign of Jonah                                                                              

The “Fourth” Secret of Fatima?                                                        

An Apocalyptic Date Contained in the Third Secret?                       

The Two Towers and the Signs in Heaven                                        

The Tower of Babel and the New Pentecost                                     

The Century of Martyrs                                                                     

The Sacred Heart and the Example of the Kings of France              

The New Fatima Revelation                                                                    

                        The Apocalyptic Nativity: A New Slaughter of the Innocents?        



Chapter 7      The Sign of the Son of Man                                                           



The Day of Mercy                                                                              

The Shekhinah Glory and the Star of Bethlehem                              

The River of Life and the Conversion of the Jews                            

The Eschatological Earthquake                                                         

The Cup of God’s Wrath                                                                   

The Day of the Lord                                                                          

The Tree of Life and the Angel with the Flaming Sword                 

Sr. Lucia’s Vision of a Cross of Light                                               

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Sign of the Son of Man                           

The “Great Sign” of the Secret of Fatima                                         

The Martyrdom of the Two Witnesses                                              

The Great Monarch and the Sign of the Cross                                  

The Day of Atonement                                                                      

The Holy Trinity and the Signum Crucis                                          

The Seal of God                                                                                

The New Exodus                                                                               

The Period of Peace and the Reign of the Antichrist                        

The Image of the Beast                                                                      

The Song of the Three Holy Children                                               

The Song of Moses and the Angel of the Seven Thunders               

The Pillars of Heaven                                                                        




Conclusion                                                                                                                      

Friday, 10 June 2016

The Duration of the Period of Peace








Below is a list of several prophecies and quotes from the Catechism which definitively state that the "period of peace" promised by Our Lady of Fatima will be extremely short in nature, and should certainly not be considered to encompass an entire "era" during which the Church will triumph for an extended amount of time within history.

If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world”.
(Second Part of the Secret of Fatima)

France has corrupted the universe, one day it will be punished. The faith will die out in France: three quarters of France will not practice religion anymore, or almost no more, the other part will practice it without really practicing it. Then, after [that], nations will convert, the faith will be rekindled everywhere. A great country, now Protestant, in the north of Europe, will be converted; by the support of this country all the other nations of the world
will be converted.
Before all that arrives, great disorders will arrive, in the Church, and everywhere. Then,
after [that], our Holy Father the Pope will be persecuted. His successor will be a pontiff that nobody expects.
Then, after [that], a great peace will come, but it will not last a long time. A monster will
come to disturb it.
(Our Lady of La Salette to Maximin Giraud)

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1Thes 5:1-3)

After all these calamities have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them. They will convert, and do penance for their sins.
A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign many years. Religion will re-flourish
and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance. The world, glad to be lacking nothing, will fall again into disorder, will give up God, and will return to its criminal passions.
[Among] God's ministers, and the Spouses of Jesus-Christ, there will be some who will go astray, and that will be the most terrible.
(Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat)

The brevity of the period of peace is also attested to by the fact that the Church will only be restored during the coming of the Two Witnesses, who are put to death by the Antichrist at
the end of their ministry. Once again, this means that the duration of the period of peace
must be extremely short.



“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
(Mal 4:5-6)


And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.
(Rev 11:7-8)

The upshot of this is to illustrate the fact that according to Sacred Scripture and Tradition, as well as Church approved private revelations, the period of peace is extremely short in nature, and this can in no way be equated with the Millennium of Rev 20.  Any Catholics who forward this position are in serious error, since it directly contradicts the teachings of the Catechism, which clearly states that the Church cannot triumph on earth through a
progressive ascendancy during an intra-historical era, and will only enter into the fullness of the kingdom through the final trial of the Antichrist.

The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she
will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by
a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God's victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven. God's triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgement after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world. (CCC 677)

As Cardinal Ratzinger outlined in his book Eschatology:

The rejection of Chiliasm meant that the Church repudiated the idea of a definitive intra-historical fulfilment, an inner, intrinsic perfectibility of history. The Christian hope knows no idea of an inner fulfilment of history. On the contrary, it affirms the impossibility of an inner fulfilment of the world. This is, indeed, the comment contend shared by the various fragmentary pictures of the end of the world offered us by Scripture. The biblical representation of the End rejects the expectation of a definitive state of salvation within history. This position is also rationally correct, since the idea of a definitive intra-historical fulfilment fails to take into account the permanent openness of history and of human freedom, for which failure is always a possibility. In the last resort, such neo-chiliasm expresses a profound anthropological perversion...
Faith in Christ's return is, therefore, in the first place, the rejection of an intra-historical perfectibility of the world.
(Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Eschatology, p213)


Sunday, 22 May 2016

St. Augustine vs. Fr. Iannuzzi

Myself and Stephen Walford (author of the excellent Heralds of the Second Coming, and the eagerly awaited forthcoming book The Communion of Saints) are currently engaged in a theological debate with the highly regarded Catholic evangelist Mark Mallett and others on the Mother of God forum concerning the subject of Fr. Iannuzzi's "spiritual millennialist" theory, and how this stands completely at odds with Sacred Tradition, based on the teachings of St. Augustine - one of the greatest Doctors of the Church.  Come and see!

http://motheofgod.com/threads/divine-will-revisited.9137/page-8

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to Saint Michael



I would like to recommend an excellent book by Kevin Symonds, titled Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael.  This recently published book, which examines the history behind the composition of the Prayer to St. Michael, presents a wealth of scholarly evidence which attests to the authenticity of the vision of Pope Leo XIII.  The author has obviously undertaken a painstaking amount of research for this book, and has translated several key documents which were previously unavailable in English.  A fresh batch of information is brought to light here, including additional material emanating from the eyewitness testimony provided by Fr. Pechenino, and a homily on Pope Leo's vision attributed to Cardinal Pedro Segura y Saenz. Among these new findings we find the surprising fact that the earliest accounts of this vision records that Satan had actually requested a period of 50-60 years in which to destroy the Church, rather than 75-100 years. 
While these documents which Symonds has unearthed are undoubtedly the earliest of their kind, and therefore possess the strongest claim to the full truth on this matter, we cannot fail to notice that this contradicts the common perception that Pope Leo's prophetic vision comprised the entirety of the 20th century, rather than just the first half of it.  On the surface, this discovery appears to indicate that the period of Satan's greater power ended around the middle of the 20th century, at the close of the Second World War. Once again, such a scenario appears to contradict the actual sequence of historical events, and it is plainly evident that the true grip of Satan's greater power only seemed to really take hold in the latter half of the 20th century, after the events of the Second World War, when the Sexual Revolution which took place in the 1960's coincided with a massive decline in the Church - paving the way for current apostasy we are still enduring today.
Symonds is solely concerned with presenting the facts on this matter however, and his efforts are to be commended, as they allow us to see this prophecy from a completely fresh perspective.  I have been very fortunate in the timing of the publication of this book, as its findings have helped greatly with my own research for the forthcoming new version of my book, titled Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church.  One of the central features of this new version is how the prophetic vision of Pope Leo XIII is directly related to the unbinding of Satan described in Rev 20, so Symond's work has been of enormous benefit. In The Final Passover of the Church, I argue that the 50-60 years requested by Satan during Pope Leo's vision was actually only Satan's first attempt to destroy the Church. If we compare this prophecy with its primary inspiration in the Book of Job, the exact manner in which Satan tests Job is comprised of two distinct parts.  In his first attempt, Satan claims Job's children by tearing down the house of their elder brother. After Satan's first attempt fails, he then comes back to request another chance to destroy Job's faith, this time by afflicting the prophet himself with a plague of terrible sores:

And the LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes. Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.  (Job 2:2-10)

So if the prophecy of Leo XIII corresponds with the trials of Job, it would follow that Satan would have returned before the throne of God to request another attempt to destroy the Church after the period of 50-60 years had elapsed, this time by changing tack - manifesting a plague of sores upon the Church itself, rather than the physical destruction of its children through war. Such an interpretation would explain why there was such a sudden swerve in the middle of the 20th century, going from the two world wars in the first half, to the modern apostasy in the second, which yielded not only great changes within the Church itself, but also saw the rise of the sexual abuse crisis, as well as the worldwide resurgence in occultism brought about by the New Age Movement.
We can find some evidence to support this hypothesis in Symond's work, which contains the account of the vision of Pope Leo given by Cardinal Segura, who provides an additional detail about Satan's first request of 50-60 years, stating that "God granted that period and said they would talk again at a later time…" (Symonds, K. Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael, p50).  This strongly suggests that the conversation between God and the Devil would be continued after the failure of the first attempt, just like during the trials of Job.  And if Satan was granted a further period of 50-60 years during this second attempt, this would bring the total amount of time up to 100-120 years, which is much more in line with the more well known version of this prophecy, and this revised figure fits much better with the actual unfolding of historical events.

The beginning of this time period appears to have been signified by Pope Leo's consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1899, which was requested by Christ Himself when He appeared to Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart in 1898.  This parallels the 100-year time period between the request to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart during Christ's apparition to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the beginning of the French Revolution.  This interpretation identifies a major turning point in the period of Satan's greater power (when blemishes would be manifested on the Church itself) at around the year 1960, which ties us into the significance of Our Lady's words concerning when the Third Secret should have been originally published. 
Satan's request of 50-60 years to destroy the Church is also extremely similar to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's prophecy of the unbinding of Satan towards the end of the world, which she seen during a vision of the binding of Satan during Christ's Descent into Hell:

In the centre of Hell I saw a dark and horrible-looking abyss, and into this Lucifer was cast, after being first strongly secured with chains; thick clouds of sulphureous black smoke arose from its fearful depths, and enveloped his frightful form in the dismal folds, thus effectually concealing him from every beholder. God himself had decreed this; and I was likewise told, if I remember right, that he will be unchained for a time fifty or sixty years before the year of Christ 2000. The dates of many other events were pointed out to me which I do not now remember; but a certain number of demons are to be let loose much earlier than Lucifer, in order to tempt men, and to serve as instruments of the divine vengeance. I should think that some must be loosened even in the present day, and others will be set free in a short time.

Blessed Emmerich's vision can therefore be completely reconciled with the vision of Pope Leo XIII if we are to understand the period of the unbinding of Satan above as lasting for 50-60 years, starting at an unspecified date before the year 2000, rather than taking place 50-60 years before the turn of the millennium.  This would mean that the 50-60 year timeframe mentioned by Blessed Emmerich is one and the same as the period of Satan's greater power, rather than placing the unleashing of the Devil at around the years 1940-1950.  Interpreted in this way, the true meaning of Blessed Emmerich's words would be "he will be unchained for a time [period lasting] fifty or sixty years before the year of Christ 2000".
If the period of Satan's greater power consists of two separate lots, just like the trials of Job, bringing the total up to 100-120 years, then it is interesting to note the timing of the end of this time period points not only to the significance of the turn of the millennium, but also to the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917.  In The Final Passover of the Church, I hope to show how both the separate figures of 100 and 120 years are of equal importance in this regard, as the defeat of Satan at the end time is actually also comprised of two separate events.  The first is the eschatological expulsion of the Devil from heaven, when Satan is cast down to the earth by the Archangel Michael.  This event, which takes place at the end of the period of Satan's unbinding, is the ultimate fulfilment of the Prayer to St. Michael, and is marked on earth by the appearance of the signs in heaven - all of which occurred at the turn of the millennium.  Once he is cast down to the earth, the Devil becomes even more enraged at the Woman Adorned with the Sun, and spews a flood out from his mouth in a last attempt to completely sweep her away.  

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.  (Rev 12:7-16)

If the appearance of the signs in heaven occurred at the turn of the millennium in order to herald when Satan has been cast down to earth, this means that this is the time period we are currently experiencing, and explains the significance of the 100-year element of this prophecy.  However the flood sent out of the mouth of the Ancient Serpent is eventually swallowed up by the earth itself, which marks the second defeat suffered by Satan at the end of the period of his unbinding, and symbolises the restoration of the Church by the Two Witnesses during the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  If this prophecy is related to the passing of the 120-year element of this timeframe, then we have every reason to hope that the words of Pope Benedict XVI will ring true:
May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions hasten the fulfilment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. (Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, Fatima, May 13th, 2010)

Friday, 8 April 2016

Pope Pius XII on WW2 and the Olivet Discourse



As most readers are aware, one of the central arguments of the first version of my book (which has been furthered throughout this blog) is that the world wars which took place over the course of the 20th century were directly related to the "wars and rumours of wars" mentioned by Christ in His Olivet discourse as being one of the birth pangs of the Second Coming. These wars are said to take place when "the end is not yet", but would ultimately result in a major falling away from the faith:  "because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold". (Matt 24:12).  It is well enough known that both Benedict XV and Pius XII shared the belief that the wars which took place throughout the courses of their respective pontificates were the ultimate fulfilment of this prophecy. As Pope Benedict XV famously stated in his 1914 encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum: "Certainly those days would seem to have come upon us of which Christ Our Lord foretold: "You shall hear of wars and rumours of wars - for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom" (Matt. xxiv, 6, 7). Another quote by Pius XII is frequently cited to confirm that he shared this belief:

“We believe that the present hour is a dread phase of the events foretold by Christ. It seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is in the grip of a supreme crisis.”

While the above quote is well enough known in the English speaking world (at least amongst those interested in Catholic prophecy), it appears to differ somewhat from Pius XII's original homily, which has never been translated from Italian in the Vatican's official website. The quote never appears with a citation of the original source (which is bad practice from a scholarly perspective), so it was difficult to track down. While I can't read Italian, a quick comparison with the original text by using Google translate seems to highlight that although there are some considerable differences, the key passage is authentic enough, and the Holy Father did seem to be genuinely convinced that the events of WW2 were in fact the ultimate fulfilment of Christ's prophecy of the "wars and rumours of wars". Below is a copy of Pius XII's original text accompanied by the (flawed) translation using Google translate. If any readers know Italian, I would be deeply grateful if they could provide a proper translation, as I was hoping to use this quote in the forthcoming revised version of my book.

E là, in quel medesimo discorso sull’Oliveto, in vista di Gerusalemme, li ammonisce a guardare che alcuno non li seduca. «Perché, diceva loro, sentirete parlare di guerre e di rumori di guerre. Badate di non turbarvi; giacché bisogna che queste cose succedano; ma non è ancora la fine: Audituri enim estis praelia et opiniones praeliorum. Videte ne turbemini; oportet enim haec fieri, sed nondum est finis.No; la consumazione dei secoli non è ancora giunta. Cristo, se è asceso in cielo, sta sempre con noi tutti i giorni, anche in mezzo alle guerre e ai rumori di guerre. Non dobbiamo turbarcene, come non se ne turbarono gli Apostoli, nella predicazione del Vangelo. Ma, se il turbamento non Ci abbatte lo spirito, sentiamo però nel profondo del Nostro animo che l’ora presente è una fase della grave storia dell’umanità predetta da Cristo. E voi, diletti figli, non ignorate quanto questa nuova e fierissima guerra, che pesa sull’Europa e sul mondo, gravi necessariamente anche sul Nostro cuore, per quel paterno affetto, derivante dall’ufficio impostoCi da Dio verso tutte le genti; giacché ben sapete che dell’affetto e dell’amore è figlio il dolore. Non è forse la dolorosa passione di Cristo il frutto del suo amore per noi Sic Deus dilexit mundum!
(The full text of the original document in Italian can be found here, and is worth reading even if only using Google translate)

And there, in that same speech on Olivet, in view of Jerusalem, he warns them to watch that anyone not seduce them. « Perché, diceva loro, sentirete parlare di guerre e di rumori di guerre. "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars. Badate di non turbarvi; Take heed that ye be not troubled; giacché bisogna che queste cose succedano; since it is necessary that these things happen; ma non è ancora la fine: Audituri enim estis praelia et opiniones praeliorum. but it is not yet the end: No; No; la consumazione dei secoli non è ancora giunta.the end of time is not yet come.Cristo, se è asceso in cielo, sta sempre con noi tutti i giorni, anche in mezzo alle guerre e ai rumori di guerre. Christ, when He ascended into heaven, is always with us every day, even in the midst of wars and rumors of wars.…Non dobbiamo turbarcene, come non se ne turbarono gli Apostoli, nella predicazione del Vangelo.however, we feel deep in our mind that the present time is a phase of serious human history foretold by Christ. E voi, diletti figli, non ignorate quanto questa nuova e fierissima guerra, che pesa sull'Europa e sul mondo, gravi necessariamente anche sul Nostro cuore, per quel paterno affetto, derivante dall'ufficio impostoCi da Dio verso tutte le genti; And you, dear children, do not ignore what this new and fierce war, which weighs on Europe and the world, be necessarily severe on our heart, for that is paternal affection, arising from the office imposed on us by God to all nations;giacché ben sapete che dell'affetto e dell'amore è figlio il dolore. because you know that affection and love is the labour pains".
( Pope Pius XII, “Plea for Peace in the World”, Homily of Pope Pius XII, 24th Nov, 1940)