NOTE at 4:00 pm Jan. 13, 2023: The link to the Lab Leak Hypothesis is restored. Thank you for calling it to my attention.
The following is an essay previously published in our Newsletter, Evensong Reflections. in about 2020, if I recall correctly. The newsletter contained much that I did not post on Return to Fatima, and if there is interest, I’ll publish more.
“Man has the power to unleash a cycle of death and terror, but he is not able to stop it . . . The faith in vast regions of the earth risks being extinguished, like a flame without fuel.”
(Pope Benedict XVI, May 13, 2010 at Fatima)
Ten years earlier, as Cardinal Ratzinger he had spoken differently. Now, though, he reversed course, affirming that, “He deceives himself who thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded.” He added: “There are indicated future realities of the Church which little by little are manifesting themselves… and therefore it is the sufferings of the Church which are announced.”
In the article below, which we offer for your archives, we show how three times, popes have come to Fatima on May 13 to speak of the prophetic meaning of Fatima; that is, Pope Paul VI on May 13, 1967, for the 50th Anniversary of Our Lady’s first visit, May 13, 2000, then 33 years later in 2000, Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the Beatification of Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and lastly, in 2010, the above mentioned visit by Benedict XVI.
All three linked the message of Our Lady of Fatima with the Apocalypse, especially Chapter 12, “the Woman clothed with the Sun”, which as you know, was already prefigured in Our Lady of Guadalupe, centuries earlier.
Longtime readers recall our posts discussing Pope Benedict’s prophetic words and the possible meaning of “a cycle of death and terror”. Not long ago, I alluded to this. Other writers have criticized writers like me who offer unsubstantiated opinions on the COVID crisis but frankly, that is precisely what we all do, speculate as to the meaning of current events in the light of sacred scripture, church approved prophecies and so on.
One eminent internet writer has asserted, “For now the only absolute certitude is that the upheaval caused by the pandemic is undermining the process of globalization that has taken place over the last thirty years…,” At the risk of exposing myself to yet more scorn, I offer a differing point of view.
It is my assertion that the COVID crisis occurred because of a longstanding and very ambitious drive by many nations, but most notably the United States, China and Russia, to dominate in the development of what used to be called “germ warfare”. I recommend to those interested in this an extremely well written article (The Lab Leak Hypothesis) which appeared in New York magazine, by Nicholson Baker.
You may recall he recently wrote a non-fiction book titled “Baseless” about a Pentagon program, “Project Baseless”, whose goal in 1951 was to achieve, “an Air Force-wide combat capability in biological and chemical warfare at the earliest possible date.”
Mull that one over for a bit. Now the author does not explicitly assert that the COVID crisis was engineered, in fact, his position is a somewhat awkward one: The numerous Biohazard Level 4 virology laboratories in numerous countries – Wuhan, the epicenter of the current crisis was only one, the United States of America has at least 11 of them – are working to discover viruses, increase their potency and transmissibility all in order to be able to protect us against them.
If any of you readers understand the logic behind enhancing the potency (killing power) and transmissibility (infectiousness) of these viruses in order to study how to protect against them, please share your wisdom. For the moment, it seems to me a perfect example of satan’s old canard, “You have to commit evil in order to know good and evil.”
Well now, I leave that logic to you to decipher.
I’ll just venture to assert that while it may be impossible to prove the intentions of any government regarding these synthetic, weaponized viruses, the huge amounts of funding and the pressures brought upon the researchers, coupled with the minimal oversight and the secretive nature of the entire effort, have combined to make a dangerous situation in which there are innumerable ways that safety can be breached and deadly viruses can be released to create just the scenario we have.
Again: “Man has the power to unleash a cycle of death and terror, but he is not able to stop it.”
In contradiction to the esteemed traditional author quoted above who proposed the notion that “the upheaval caused by the pandemic is undermining the process of globalization”, I assert that this current crisis is precisely what it takes to attain the global reset and consolidate the transnational tyranny of the same enemies of the faith that have warred against the Church since they were cast out of the Temple by Our Lord Jesus Christ.
And if you look to see who benefits from this destruction of our economies, freedom, our health and the Holy Sacrifice, you may be able to see the globalists from here.
Now our professional Catholic writers can discuss the finer points of Aristotelian logic, for they are capable of that, and I am not. All I can assert and I do it unendingly, is that this current COVID crisis is yet another stage of the increasing chastisement. Regardless of my shortcomings, the ongoing crisis will prove to all but the most obtuse that the noose is tightening and a technocratic tyranny is being implemented which will surpass anything ever foretold, even by Huxley and Orwell. It does not matter whether the release of the virus was intended or accidental, it is a fact that it was engineered and it is now being used as the pretext for an ongoing stream of abuses aimed at total control over the deplorable masses.
We are in the times cited by three popes above, and foretold by Our Lady of Fatima and sacred scripture as well; that is, the time of the lesser chastisement which will not end until sufficient penance and reparation has been made and both the faithful and Church are purified at last, resulting in the eventual triumph of the Immaculata which will prepare the Church for the final battle with the AntiChrist. It is a time of great trial, but also a glorious time to be a Catholic.
Our Lady, most pure Mother of God, from Guadalupe through Lourdes to Fatima, through these centuries calls us to trust in her; she alone of all mankind who is invincible to the power of satan. At the very moment in which all seems lost, she will be victorious and her children will be a part of that victory. And so we take up our Rosaries and grow strong in the sacred mysteries of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember, satan rejoiced at the sight of our Savior lying dead in the arms of His Mother. The evil fool little knew that he was rejoicing at his own defeat! That very Mother of Sorrows will soon rejoice at satan’s defeat once more and we are blessed to be a small part of it.
NOTE: Thanks to Gates of Vienna, and Zero hedge, there is this to rebut my sceptical readers: “National Security Experts Criticize Media and Scientists Who Dismissed Lab Leak Theory in Open Letter.” I shall have more to say on this, Good Lord willing.
If you found any value in these writings, please pray for our priests! Without them there is no Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, no holy sacraments. The very first portion of the revelations of Fatima was about the Mass and most Blessed Sacrament. Note this well and pray for priests!
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.
† 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, King.
Vouchsafe that I amy praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thy enemies.