Posted on July 21, 2020 by evensong
For years now, in several posts, I have posted warnings about following false leaders who attempt to deceive you, and lead you astray. I have tried to point out the urgent necessity for Catholics to Return to the Message of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima. I have not so far noticed any indication that the message is being picked up by the Catholic opinion leaders. Quite the opposite.
The following is yet another warning against following the leaders now rallying behind Archbishop Vigano. Their delusion, while disheartening is not unexpected to those who have been paying attention. For those leaders who interview and quote each other endlessly, form an echo chamber than can no longer hear aught but their own voices.
Flattering the “Children of Light”
By casting their support behind Archbishop Vigano the fifty-something traditional luminaries have hitched their wagon to yet another fallen star. Abp. Vigano has severely compromised his credibility by his public endorsement of U. S. President Donald Trump, lauded by him as leader along with himself of “the children of light”, “offspring of the Woman”. The best discussion of Abp. Vigano’s Letter to Trump is found in James Larson’s article, “Archbishop Viganò, Donald Trump and the Americanist Delusion of Traditional Catholics”, which we posted July 18 and can also be found along with much more information on Mr. Larson’s site, “The Rosary to the Interior”, linked in our sidebar at right.
Our Lady of the Rosary, the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, has clearly stated, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” And our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed the same to Sister Lucia, “She will do it because it has been given to her.” St. Louis de Montfort has written on this as well. Her victory will be through her Immaculate Heart, not through a man like Trump who has three living wives (at that time. One has since died I believe.) and supports LGBTQetc. agenda, publicly states that he has never done anything to confess. I am not aware that Mr. Trump is even seeking to be reconciled with the one true faith without which no one may be saved.
The Second Joyful Mystery
To understand the problem here, we need look no further than the Second Joyful Mystery: As soon as the Blessed Virgin became the Mother of Our Savior, she immediately went to Elizabeth, her kinswoman. Sacred Scripture tells us she went in haste. This is because Christ demanded it. No time should be wasted in driving Satan out of John. Immediately upon coming near, at the voice of the Virgin Mother, John leapt in Elizabeth’s womb, thrilled to be freed from original sin by Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Immaculata. For John was to be the precursor, his baptisms preparing the way for Our Savior.
In order to serve Our Lord, both the Immaculata and John the Baptist had to be in a state of grace. Put another way, those who will serve the Victory of the Immaculata will be prepared by sanctifying grace. Yes, some will say, but “God writes straight with crooked lines” and other such cliches. True, God can make use of evil, and frequently does, to accomplish His will, but those who are not in a state of sanctifying grace, who indeed find no need for it, do not get to be lauded as “children of light”, even “offspring of the Woman”. The victory will be won despite them, not due to their good qualities whatever they may be.
The world is on the brink of a tremendous crisis and there is almost no facet of this complex issue that has not been co-opted by the dark forces of the ancient adversary, including those posing as “children of light”. However, many today are so blinded by their own importance that they are unable to see the need for humility and great self-sacrifice, great penance. They will not be able to understand this unless we gain for them what they lack. Readers, we must intensify our prayers, our penances to help those who cannot or will not help themselves.
Just Read Jeremias!
In September 10, 2019, I wrote:
Readers are tired of me writing posts like the following one, and I am discouraged to repeat myself – From here on out, just read Jeremias. That poor man warned God’s Chosen people for many years and they despised him and his message. They preferred their own ways, which did not involve acknowledging any sin on their part, any need for repentance or reparation. Eventually the chastisement so long withheld caught up with them, devastation and desolation followed and a chastened people received a period of peace. It is ever the same. Worldly people prefer worldly remedies for their problems. When the problems are spiritual, this is never a good idea. And when the secular solutions totally ignore the urgent Message from God’s own Mother, it only makes greater suffering for all. All.
When I wrote the original of this post, it was in response to the Barnhardt/Gracida thesis that “Francis is an anti-pope, Benedict is the true pope. Spread the word.” Those subscribing to that are unaware or indifferent to the fact that “Good Pope Benedict” is an unrepentant instigator of the errors of Vatican II that that have come to flower in “Bad Pope Francis”. In the latest development, we now see the Americanist Vigano being proclaimed as our spiritual leader.
The professional trad elite who are rallying their followers behind Abp. Vigano believe that they are commanding some sort of groundswell to grasp victory in the next conclave. That is not only a foolish pipe dream, but a dangerous one. To grasp this, simply return to the quote above: Until Our Lady of Fatima is obeyed every worldly action taken will backfire. Every one.
The problem in all this is the simplistic attitude that we can all unite and remove this “false pope” as though we were merely taking out the garbage. The Church is the creation of Our Lord Jesus Christ Who built it upon the rock of the papacy, an absolute monarchy. That was not some kind of “Divine mistake”! This absolute monarchy means that God reserves to Himself the final right to remove an errant pope.
The purpose of a spiritual chastisement is to humble the faithful when they have become arrogant and disobedient. That is, to call us to return humbly and with contrite hearts, to a childlike reliance on God, for we are called to be His children, and He did not give us His permission to run the Church. We are foolish if we think that we are exempt from following the commands of Our Lady of Fatima, and free to follow our own will.
When a true spiritual leader arises within the Church, he will not promote the message of Our Lady of Fatima by the use of the treacly cliches of the Gospa of Civitavecchia/Medjugorje. He will not link himself to a compromised secular leader or flatter his followers by assuring them that they are “mature, … desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven.” Flattery!
No, the true Catholic leader chosen by Our Lady will fearlessly proclaim to us all that we have all fallen into sin, we have offended God and must stop offending Him. We must turn from our sins, repent, convert, make reparation, and beseech God to create in us a pure heart, to seek first the kingdom of God.
For your soul’s sake, I urge you to understand that it is not God who flatters you, echoes your own convictions back to and offers you facile solutions (such as, you can vote your way out of this) to deeply spiritual problems. Flattery is a tool of the devil.
That does not rule out the need for action. Not at all! It means that until hearts are turned, and Our Lady’s message at Fatima is fulfilled, the worldly methods will not only fail to be effective, they will exacerbate the problem.
Until Our Lady of Fatima is obeyed every worldly action taken will backfire. And obstinacy in this regard will wreak havoc on the immortal souls of those who persist in error.
Only she can help us because only the pure of heart will have place in this victory. Not the arrogant intelligentsia. Not the worldly persisting in sin, indifferent to the laws of the Church. By setting up false leaders, promoting false devotions, Msgr. Vigano only offends God and the Immaculata. Nothing good can come of it, except as a cautionary tale when it all comes to disaster.
How will the Church survive this attack? In the same way as her Master suffered, died and was buried; the Bride of Christ will seem to have been vanquished, but that will be the moment when the tide will turn. Actually, quite literally. There will be no doubt at that time as to Who is the Head of the Church. But just as we cannot have the Resurrection without the Passion and Death of Our Lord, so we will not have the restoration of the faith until satan has played his hand. Remember Luke’s account of Christ’s appearance to His disciples at Emmaus, when He said to them, “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so to enter into His glory?” As then, so now, there will be great suffering.
This would be enough to make us despair if we did not know that all this has been foretold. We know what to expect, and in that regard, we are blessed in a way that the Magdalene and the Apostles were not. They witnessed their beloved Christ suffer humiliation, torture and a horrible death, without understanding why this had to be. Today, we witness the Bride of Christ suffering, but now we know why this is happening and we know the remedy – if we will only heed it.
As Our Lord’s followers walked away from the tomb where they had laid Our Lord, into the desolate, gathering gloom, none could even conceive of the possibility of a glorious Resurrection. Only His Mother knew without the slightest shred of doubt that He was triumphant. But we, privileged with hindsight, realise that this disheartening chaos will have a resolution in God’s own good time. Meanwhile, there will be much suffering and immense sorrow as many souls will be scandalized. We must dedicate all our efforts to prayer and sacrifice to save souls in this horrific battle. For we shall have to answer for all those souls entrusted to us. Remember why we are here!
The Only Remedy for a Bad Pope
The Holy Catholic Church is established by Christ, and He is the true Head of the Church. Our Lord did not “make a mistake” when He gave the supreme power of the Church to the Pope, making him an absolute monarch. No, it was no mistake – it was Our Lord’s divine wisdom because thereby the only way a bad pope can be remedied is by Our Lord’s intervention. And to understand Our Lord’s intervention, we return once again to Fatima, and even before Fatima, to Paray-le-monial and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. We know that in these latter times, Our Lord has given us devotion to His Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. Now, to understand this particular aspect of Fatima’s message, that is, the chastisement, we find it helpful to read back over the Old Testament Books like Jeremias. When you do begin reading Jeremias, it gets a bit challenging, going through many chapters of Jeremias warning the Jews in some pretty harsh words, to repent their sins. And on and on it goes, warning after warning and Jeremias is challenged and the people and their leaders refuse to hear him and choose instead, to follow false prophets who preach what they prefer to hear.
Jeremias was a strong man, given his task by God. I am only a foolish old woman, unworthy of this task which I have utterly failed at. At least this frees me to spend more time doing what I urge all readers to do: Pray the Rosary, make of everything a sacrifice of reparation to console Our Lord and His most Blessed Mother and as always, pray for you all!
Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey: First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live your Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering daily duties in reparation and for the conversion of poor sinners.
Open your hearts to the Lord and serve Him only: and He will free you from the hands of your enemies. With all your heart return to Him, and take away from your midst any strange gods” (I Kings 7:3)
✝︎ Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
✝︎ Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
✝︎ St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
✝︎ St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!