And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems: And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.
(Apocalypse 12, v. 3-4).
This post updated June 19th, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with scriptural citations added at the end.
One point I have stressed continuously is that the message at Fatima began with a warning from St. Michael the Archangel about abuses against the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Holy Eucharist and then it presents Our Lady offering the remedy for this assault from satan.
To be very clear on this point: God sends to us His most beloved creature, the most pure and ever Virgin Mary, whom Our Savior Jesus Christ chose to provide the very Body and Blood of His infinitely precious sacrifice. He sends her to us as His final offering to call us to repentance.
Again, the Sacred Body and Precious Blood, sacrificed for our redemption were provided through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. In that sense, we are united with her through our Holy Communions. She is the Mother of the Holy Catholic Church, and she is as well, the Mother of the Mass! This Immaculata is our only means to restore the essential Holy Sacrifice. If we continue to offend her by our indifference to her commands, there will be no further help given. I have updated this post from 2015 in the hope that it may help convince of the importance of our situation, which is dire. You will very soon lose even more than you already have lost. The world is on the brink of chaos and I have been unable to bring myself to speak of what will happen.
Falling Like Stars, 2015, updated for 2020.
Today we have, among other things a prophecy from the Ninth Century which applies to just these times. It was originally posted in October 2015, as Pope Bergoglio began his efforts to destroy the Mass, the Sacred Priesthood and the Sacrament of Marriage. An ambitious program to be sure but one that he has easily continued with the complicity of most of the bishops and clergy.
We see in the quote at the beginning of this post, that by referring to the Dragon as a “sign” that it is not Satan but rather, a person which represents the power of Satan in the world, such as one who works for the evil, worldly institutions which constitute the body of Satan as opposed to the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ Our Lord. Father Herman Kramer, in his commentary on this passage of the Apocalypse believes it to indicate that through the evil powers of the world, satan will enter the Church. “interfere with her liberty and … having long before directed the choosing of candidates for the episcopate will now endeavor by threats of force to hinder the election of the worthiest candidate for the papacy. The seven heads may be seven world-powers existing and holding sway over the world at that time.” (NOTE: I will write on those seven powers if there is interest.)
Regarding the tail of the dragon drawing down a third part of the stars of heaven, Fr. Kramer explains,
“Before the appearance of Antichrist, ‘one third’ of the stars shall follow the dragon. This is a compulsory apostasy shown by the Greek word, which means ‘to drag by force’. The subsequent phrase, ‘and cast them to the earth’, specifies this meaning with greater precision. Satan will probably through the evil world-powers of the time exercise such tyranny over the church as to leave the clergy the alternative of submission to the government or martyrdom by death or imprisonment and will enforce the acceptance of unchristian morals, false doctrines, compromise with error, or obedience to the civil rulers in violation of conscience. … The text suggests a use of the apostate clergy, after their own defection, in persecuting the Church. Verse nine clearly states that those who will not brave martyrdom will surrender to Satan. The dragon will have them doing his will.”
When Fr. Kramer wrote this, he did not have the “benefit” that we have of living in these times. We now know that the “evil world powers” tyrannizing the Church are not only external powers but are in fact, occupying it. They are obviously allied with the world powers yet they are definitely within the Church. 2020 NOTE: See the complicity of Parolin and Bergoglio against faithful Catholics in China. As of June 23, 2020: A defector from Communist China has reported that the Communist government of China pays the corrupt Bergoglian-occupied Vatican about $2 Billion a year to keep silent as faithful Catholics are persecuted and martyred for the faith. And Judas only received 30 pieces of silver!
Kramer then quotes St. Methodius, who speaks of these “stars”
“And the stars, which the dragon touched with the end of his tail, and drew them down to the earth, are the bodies of heresies; for we must say that the stars, which are dark, obscure, and falling are the assemblies of the heterodox”.
The verse seems to allude to Isaias (IX. 15-16). The tail is a symbol of lying and hypocrisy. Through false doctrines and principles, Satan will mislead the clergy, who will have become worldly-minded, haughty, hypocritical, obsequient avaricious sycophants. … many will enter the priesthood from bad motives. They will look to the Church to satisfy their ambition and avarice and will think it easier to gain an honorable position in the Church than in the world.
… Such have not the spirit of sacrifice or mortification in the priesthood, and when persecution shall “sift them as wheat”, they shall be found to be chaff. By their lax principles they will infect the laity. They will easily welcome a mitigation or change of doctrine to sanction the lukewarm lives they want to lead. Then will Satan see a rich harvest ripening for himself. The symbolic meaning of the dragon’s tail may reveal that the clergy who are ripe for apostasy will hold the influential positions in the Church having won preferment by hypocrisy, deceit and flattery.
The great apostasy will then most likely include the laity as well as the clergy. The apostasy of the laity is a constant process of elimination of the lukewarm and indifferent. … The voluptuous, the drunkards, the impure who commit crimes and abuses against marriage, the fornicators, the proud and avaricious, the lukewarm and indifferent and all who are not ready to suffer everything the world can inflict on them will certainly be drawn into apostasy by the dragon’s power.
All those will apostatize who are “without faith”, i.e. unfaithful, unjust and untrustworthy; they desecrate sacred things (Soph. III. 4). Those priests also will follow the dragon who surrender to the wishes of such people as want to hear “pleasant things” (Isa. XXX. 10). And those will fall away who fear for their own interests and will not remonstrate against evil practices in the Church. (The Book of Destiny, Fr. H. Kramer, Kindle Ed.)
Citing Jeremiah 5, 31, Father Kramer tells us, “If bishops weakly give sanction to false principles, and priests praise them to be in their good graces, and the people love laxity, they will all apostatize.”
2020 NOTE: Remember that the following was written in October, 2015:
I offer these thoughts because very soon, Pope Francis will stage his Synod, which will have very little to do with what we expect of a Synod. From what Tosatti reports, the Pope has already prepared the final report without the input of the Bishops. (See Rorate here and here.) The Pope has already, on his own issued his Moto Proprio initiating “no fault annulments” and he has already declared the “Year of Mercy, to begin on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. He will have his “Missionaries of Mercy” and no doubt issue his transformation of the Sacrament of Penance by initiating some sort of Ordo Paenitentium.
2020 NOTE: In actuality, the Ordo Paenitentium. proved to be unnecessary, as evidenced by Bergoglio’s action’s with Argentine President Fernandez and his concubine.
Bergoglio gave the pro-abortion President and the concubine with whom he is living Holy Communion, thus demonstrating for all the faithful his determination that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ be given into the profane hands of public, unrepentant sinners. This is the apostasy at the highest level spoken of, warned of for so long. Did any of our esteemed trad leaders call for reparation? Did even one single Bishop institute in his parish the First Saturdays of Reparation for this monumental outrage?
Why did not even one Bishop establish First Saturdays of Reparation?
Why does not one Bishop obey Our Lady of Fatima?
What do you expect will be Our Lord’s response to this abominable indifference?
While his sycophants in the lapdog press assure us “No dogma is damaged by this”, and chortle over the neurotic fears of those rigid traditionals, the apostate bishops will quietly put the “new norms” into place, welcoming those who persist in their sins to receive the Body of Christ. Our poor priests are going to have to decide whether to leave their posts, their parishes, and their benefits, or hold on to them and thereby apostatize with the rest.
Dear Friends of Return to Fatima:
There is a concentrated, very determined effort to silence this message. Every single traditional Catholic talking head has decided to keep mum on Archbishop Vigano’s promotion of. Civitavecchia under the guise of promoting the Message of Fatima as a worthy Marian devotion. They are offending Our Lady greatly and they would do well to recall Elizabeth Canori-Mora’s prophecy.
Not one trad media outlet has allowed the truth to emerge: If Archbishop Vigano truly wants to serve Our Lady of Fatima, he must work with the Bishops to promote reparation for this pope’s horrendous sacrilege against the Mass, the Sacraments, against his attempts to destroy the sacred priesthood – and the way to do this is by promoting the long-awaited First Saturdays of Reparation and not by burying the Fatima message in a barrage of new false devotions which serve usury.
I do wish that the big and powerful blogs could rise above their perfectly understandable distaste for me personally, and graciously deign to preach the truth to the faithful who are starving for it. To them I say, speak the truth! Defend Our Lady of the Rosary! Preach the whole and entire and true message of Our Lady at Fatima.
But they will not for they are already committed to a different message, the message of Archbishop Vigano. They much prefer to rally behind a popular leader rather than speaking the always unpopular truth that Our Lady calls for. By doing this, they assure themselves of maintaining their status, and their incomes and their continued preening on you-tube.
“The great apostasy will then most likely include the laity as well as the clergy. The apostasy of the laity is a constant process of elimination of the lukewarm and indifferent. . . . the lukewarm and indifferent and all who are not ready to suffer everything the world can inflict on them will certainly be drawn into apostasy by the dragon’s power.
All those will apostatize who are “without faith”, . . . who surrender to the wishes of such people as want to hear “pleasant things” (Isa. XXX. 10). And those will fall away who fear for their own interests and will not remonstrate against evil practices in the Church.” (St. Methodius, who lived and died in the Ninth Century, more than 1000 years ago, quoted in the Book of Destiny by Father Herman Bernard Kramer.)
NOTE: Father Kramer cites the rarely quoted Old Testament book of Sophonias above and here is that quote: “Her prophets are senseless, men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.” Sophonias is a brief but intriguing prophecy and even includes a special condemnation on those who prophesy falsely in the name of the Lord. Signs of the times…
Father Kramer cites Jeremias 5, V 31: “The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done in the end thereof?” I would also add from the same chapter, V. 2: “And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.” Because they piously twist the word of God to mislead the faithful.
Indeed, Father Kramer gives copious scripture citations in his charges against church leaders. Malachi Ch 2, , Daniel 11,
Sophonias 3,4,, “Her prophets are senseless, men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.”, Another verse Father quotes is from Isaias 30, ” it shall be in the latter days for a testimony for ever.
9 For it is a people that provoketh to wrath, and lying children, children that will not hear the law of God.
10 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.”
Amos 5, 13: “the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.” Ezekiel 3. “If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.”
The above are only a sampling of the quotes offered by Father Kramer; the fact that there are so many quotes against unfaithful church leaders throughout sacred scripture should give us insight into these sad times for the church. And it should help us to be very careful in choosing which leaders we will follow. For in these days, the faithful are led astray by their desire to hear what pleases them in place of what is harsh but necessary. The truth in these days is a cleansing fire, not a gentle pleasant breeze.
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!