It’s the Great Apostasy, let’s stop the denial

A Medieval Illumination, showing the Adoration of the Beast by the false Catholics of the end times.

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The beloved disciple and faithful son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Apostle Saint John warned us a little less than 2000 years ago: In the end, a Great Apostasy would sweep away many Christians.

Saint John tells of the Great Apostasy in the Twelfth Chapter of his Book of the Apocalypse, also known as the Book of Revelations. I will put in red text the interpretation of this chapter given by Franciscan Saints* and I will use the English text of the Douay Reims Bible for the scriptural citation:

12 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: (Heaven here refers to the Catholic Church, which is Heaven on Earth. The appearance of the woman refers to the Dogmatic Declarations of the Magisterium about Our Lady, as Ever Virgin, Immaculate Conception, Assumed into Heaven, Queen of Heaven and Earth. The twelve stars refer to the affirmations by the Church of Our Lady’s 12 privileges)

And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. (This refers to the struggles in the Church among theologians and believers against the faithful Catholics who are true children of Mary and know that the most authentic and certain path to God is through Mary to Jesus.)

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: (This refers to the Satanic plot of Freemasonry and other nefarious groups to establish the Mystical Body of the Antichrist in the Church and thus prepare the world for the coming of the AntiChrist)

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son. (This refers to the Great Apostasy which will occur after Our Lady is declared Assumed body and soul into Heaven. It will entail the near total apostasy of all the Clergy, who are as the stars in the Heaven of the Church, and it indicates that they will submit to the Father of Lies and give themselves up to the most horrible vices and errors)

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to his throne. (This refers to the Rise of the true Church in war against the Anti-Christ. This true Church will be faithful Catholics consecrated to Our Lady and embracing the whole doctrine of God, and who by their fidelity will be raised up to form a renewed Sacred Hierarchy to replace the old which has apostatized)

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days. (This refers to the true Catholic Faith which in the end times will have to take refuge in lowly and humble places, because the wealthy and powerful will give up their souls to the rule and domination of demons)

And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: (This refers to the war between the sons of God vs the sons of the Devil, that is, the war between the true Church and the Anti-Church. The Leaders in this war will be led on each side by men inspired and devoted to Saint Michael and Lucifer, respectively)

And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. (This refers to the victory of the true Church over the false AntiChurch).

And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (This refers to the definitive excommunication of the AntiChurch and its members from the Catholic Church).

10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. (This refers to the future pope of great virtue who will preside over the renewed Church and condemn the AntiChurch)

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. (This shows that the victory will be obtained by faithful Catholics who risk everything to defend the true Faith, putting their trust in the Blood of Jesus, Who already overcame the world, flesh and the devil).

12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time. (This refers to the joy Catholics will have in those days seeing the Church delivered from this monstrous cult of satanists, pedophiles and sodomites, but warns the world, since being cast out of the Catholic Church they will seek to rule over and weaponize the world against the Faithful).

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child: (This refers to the ensuing attacks of the godless against the true Faith until the end of time, for the whole world led by the AntiChurch will attack Our Lady who defeated them)

Obviously, the teachings of the Franciscan Saints about these matters is not binding in faith, but so far their predictions have turned out to be very accurate. The hatred of the Catholic Faith and the plot to destroy the Church, while brewing for ages, broke out in the Church after the Dogmatic Definition of the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul into heaven. The wicked clergy could not stomach this dogma which countered their lusts, impiety and fake religious pretensions. They engineered a Council which ushered into the Church the “smoke of Satan” (as Pope Paul VI said):

The pope, concerned, writes:

“… We would say that, through some mysterious crack—no, it’s not mysterious; through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God. There is doubt, uncertainty, problems, unrest, dissatisfaction, confrontation.

“The Church is no longer trusted. We trust the first pagan prophet we see who speaks to us in some newspaper, and we run behind him and ask him if he has the formula for true life. I repeat, doubt has entered our conscience. And it entered through the windows that should have been open to the light: science.”

Storm clouds

The post-conciliar wounds make themselves felt:

“… It was thought that, after the Council, sunny days would come for the history of the Church. Nevertheless, what came were days of clouds, of storms, of darkness, of searching, of uncertainty … We tried to dig abysses instead of covering them …”

(Source: “What did Paul VI mean by saying the “Smoke of Satan has entered the Church”?”, citation from Aleteia article from 2018)

This Satanic Smoke has progressively blinded the eyes of the Clergy and Sacred Hierarchy, and even of many of the religious orders, into inclining more and more away from the perennial columns of Faith and Devotion, Hope and true Charity which the Church established from of old in Her Sacred Liturgies, Canons and Disciplines. It was under this Smoke that the good were persecuted and driven out, the wicked and perverse introduced into the high places. This was a necessary preparation for the Great Apostasy, because to achieve their goal the servants of the Father of Lies needed to prepare a whole generation of clergy who either loved falsehood or who had not the manliness to fight it.

This was achieved by introducing the God of the Club, which was initially proposed as merely a form of extreme clericalism but transmogrified to be a true idolatry upon the altar of which 10s of thousands of young people were sacrificed to sexual predators and only those who kept it quiet were promoted to the status of Bishops.

However, without a doubt this “striking out of heaven of a third of the stars” refers to a moment when nearly all the Clergy are separated from the Church (heaven). This, in my opinion, is adequately and perfectly described by the apostasy of the clergy from Christ’s true Vicar by following the lie of the MSM and wicked clergy that Benedict had resigned the office of the papacy, when in truth he never did anything of the kind. By no longer naming Benedict in the Canon of the Mass they show and seal their schism from Christ, from Benedict, and from the Church. They become fallen stars and are swooped up into the work of the great Dragon who is Satan.

Because, in the Greek, the word Apostasy means a falling away. It does not have the technical meaning we attribute to it in Canon Law today as a complete intellectual denial of the Catholic Faith.

As we are now in the full swing of the Dragons tail, we have to stop denying what is going on. All those Bishops who teach heresy and promote sacrilege by giving the Sacraments to public sinners, by condoning wickedness and teaching it, plus all those Bishops who do not oppose this, are all part of the Apostasy. There are even a few very wicked men, who agree with the apostasy but want to raise money by pretending to criticize it even as they insist you remain in communion with the leader of the Apostasy.

In this battle, we cannot afford to pretend any longer, nor to compromise. As Our Lady lamented at Akita, the Church in this battle will be filled with those willing to compromise, especially among clergy and religious.

The Pachamama worship was no accident. The adoration of the Andean Dragon Demon of the underworld is not a coincidence. This was not a political decision, it was an intentional act to involve everyone in the worship of Satan.

We must join the battle (See, Saving souls in the time of Apostasy) and urge the bishops and clergy to condemn the heresies of the Anti-Church and to break off communion with Bergoglio. (See the Article: Every Priest has the Right etc.) So long as the False Prophet and AntiChurch is recognized as having authority they will use it to destroy the entire Church world wide. Those who insist on recognizing their authority therefore must be presumed to be deceived by some sort of devil, because they are giving power to the Beast, who hungers to damn all souls to Hell so he can reign over and torment them for all eternity.

The wicked know what they are doing. They might try to gaslight you into not seeing what they are doing or in not doing anything to oppose them, but they know what they are doing. — I see this on a daily basis at Rome. As soon as you put a value judgement on heresy, apostasy, immorality or show canonically that the Renunciation is invalid, they lose all composure and snap at you like mad devils, a torrent of lies and abuse coming from their mouths. Their faces warp with the most nasty and biting expressions. They cannot endure your presence and run off. — Though this is not new. When I was studying at Rome 7 years ago, I found the same spirit, though confined, to certain faculties of theology in the Pontifical Institutes. But now this spirit reigns, it has captured the Vatican by guile and treachery.

Finally, I want to emphasize that, when Saint John says a third of the stars, I believe he means nearly all of them in that age, because in the night sky you can only see about a third of the visible sky on any one night.

And we have entered the night…. and it is WAR!

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, o Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, thrust down into Hell Satan, and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls!

Saint Michael the Archangel, First Defender of the Kingdom of Christ, pray for us!


* I heard this explanation from an old Franciscan priest, when I became a Franciscan. I no longer remember the Saints he cited. And he has now passed from this life.

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22 thoughts on “It’s the Great Apostasy, let’s stop the denial”

  1. Brother,

    I wholeheartedly agree with your analysis and conclusions. My question is this:

    Where can faithful Catholics go for the Sacraments given that only the Sedevacantists do not mention the pope in the Canon?

    Is the SSPX the solution, or the Catholic Eastern rites?

    What is your opinion?

    May God continue to bless you!

    1. I know a number of priests who do not name Bergoglio in the Canon of the Mass. The thing to do is to talk to your priests and get them to switch back to naming Benedict. I will do a post on this tomorrow.

  2. This is a very salient and helpful treatment of the Twelfth Chapter of St. John’s Apocalypse. It is just beginning to dawn in the consciousness of good and genuine Catholics that Bergoglio needs to be resisted and fully rejected. He ands cohorts are deliberately and systematically destroying the true Faith and I appreciate that Brother Alexis is saying it so bluntly and clearly. Our highest allegiance as individual Catholics is to the fullness of the Catholic Faith as it has been given to us and handed down. No one is called by God to allegiance to the trappings of the institutional Church which masks a total corruption. The embryo of the renewed Church is the remnant that will hold fast to belief in and sincere devotion to the Holy Eucharist and Mary Our Mother. Make no mistake about it, it will not be long before the Real Presence of Christ Himself will be trivialized completely and dismissed from the institutional Church. it is coming and each of us will be given a choice to stand with Him Who shed His Blood for our redemption or ally with the Father of Lies. This truth must be faced. Denial is getting old. Stand up for Jesus Christ.

  3. Thanks for such a clear explication of the Great Apostasy in the Twelfth Chapter of his Book of the Apocalypse. Now is decision time, action time. Questions:

    1. We could do exactly as you say and talk to our parish priests or Bishops about this. Most of them would most likely become angry, rejecting what we said, and warning us not to spread such malicious heresy. We might even be excommunicated as a result. If we were excommunicated could we attend a sedevacantist Mass?

    2. Should we explain that Bergoglio is an anti-pope to our Catholic friends many of whom would have the same reaction as the priests and Bishops? Many would be scandalized by our assertions.

    3. Overall, where to do we go from here? We need direction.

    God Bless you Br. Alexis and your work.

  4. I just posted this on The Catholic Thing blog.

    Excellent analysis of our effeminate Church brought to us by Vatican II. Now “Pope” Francis is leading the parade to hell and most Catholics are either indifferent or actually support such an open and appeasing attitude to modern culture. The Church has been corrupted by opening its windows to the world. The coming end will not be pretty. Few will fight for the truth, especially the clergy and our Bishops in particular. See today’s blog From Rome: ‘It’s the Great Apostasy, Lets stop the denial’

    1. Its an honor to know you, Michael. I read the Catholic Thing often, and am glad to have made the acquaintance of one of its editors. The more the Catholic Thing speaks about these matters, the more the truth will go to the main stream.

  5. It is a providential sign from God, I think, that no sooner that I published this article, that Bergoglio announced that he was opposed to the title of Our Lady, Corredemptrix. confirms everything.

  6. Thank you so much for this article. I despise denial and I love this message. I feel sorry for the faithful who hate what is happening in the Church and are confused by it, or stuck in making excuses for the apostates. In your article tomorrow maybe you could talk more about the Priests who refuse to name Francis in the mass? I sure would like to be a sheep in their pasture…

  7. Br Bugnolo, Darwin’s evil “On the Origin of the Species” was published in 1859, a mere 5 years after the solemn definition of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception. For if we descended from apes then there is no original sin and the term immaculate conception refers to everybody or to nobody.
    No wonder Our Lady identifed herself to St Bernadette as THE Immaculate Conception, as a warning of the coming evil which would deny this dogma.
    Note too how on 8th December, 2015 Bergoglio had the World Bank project images of nature on the facade of St Peter’s, including one image of an APE raising his fist in defiance. No coincidence.They despise the Immaculate Conception.
    God bless, Lucy

  8. “Like the King of France they will repent of it, and they will do it, but it will be late” – in 2029 the one hundred year period since the message of Tuy (Request of the Consecration of Russia) will end.

  9. PS: It’s interesting that history of last several decades is somewhat subordinated to the xxx9 pattern e.g.: 1939 – World War II begins, 1949 – Jewish state in Palestine is recognised by the UN (a step towards the Third Temple), 1959 – John XXIII proclaims the aggiornamento and his intent to convoke the Vatican II, 1969 – the de facto destruction of the ancient Roman rite of the Holy Mass, 1989 – the operative phase of transformation in Soviet satellite countries begins.

  10. “Where the Pope is, there is the Church.”
    Always remember that a Catholic must be loyal to the Papacy, –despite any incumbent unworthy of the Chair of Peter.

    1. Dear Adrian, Remember that the Pope is not the man whom people call the pope The Pope is the man who holds the Petrine Office and has not renounced it. So get your priorities straight. What you are advocating is political acquiescence to a usurper. That is wicked.

  11. Brother Thank you for the article. I agree with everything except the number of clergy falling away. As uneducated as St. John was, he was intelligent enough to know the difference between one third and almost all. Yes I understand and agree that we have a severe crises of faith the likes not seen since the Arian Crises. However it would be a mistake to say that we are therefore following the same path as the Arian Crises.

    If Revelation 12 is explaining our present faith crises and that it is related to the Marian Dogma of the Assumption then we must use the Marian Dogma as the yardstick to separate faithful from apostates and the we can’t use Antipope Francis papacy as the yardstick to determine who are the faithful or apostates. Also if our crises is severe enough to justify a place in the book of Revelation then the Arian crises must have its own symbolic imagery earlier in the book of Revelation.

    As a matter of fact the opening of the 6th seal in Chapter 6 seems to me a perfect fit for describing the Arian heresy. Once again stars are falling from heaven but only this time we are talking all with 1 or 2 exceptions. Here the image is of a fruit tree losing all its fruit in a severe storm. We all know that there are always 1 or 2 fruit remaining on the branches after the storm. So here we can say it is 1 in 100 that will remain faithful. This was the ratio of faithful clergy during the Arian crises and why S. Athanatius was the only bishop at the time to remain faithful to orthodox teaching.

    So if during the Arian crises it was only 1 in 100 clergy who remained faithful and its accurate imagery is of a fruit tree losing its fruit in a severe storm then by extension if St. John talks about only one third of clergy being swept away in today’s crises we must remain faithful to the revelation and say its one third of clergy falling away and not 99% of them. This tells me that Francis and Benedict may already be off the scene when the real apostasy takes place. I have already heard rumors going around that Francis is planning to retire. If so Francis may be gone soon enough that his papacy can’t be used to determine who is faithful or apostates.

    Even if Francis will start the apostasy Revelation 12 tells us that Marian doctrines and beliefs will be the key factor in deciding who is faithful and orthodox. After all we have it from reliable Church approved private Revelation that there will come a time that clergy who defend Mary’s honor and titles will be ridiculed by their colleagues. Even if only 1 in 100 clergy believe Francis is the Antipope my personal knowledge and experience of the clergy that I personally met and know is that the majority of them at least believe the Church doctrines on Mary. This is in contrast to the 1 priest that I know of who silently omits Francis name in the canon at Mass. Most of these also pray their rosaries regularly if not daily or at the very least allow the rosary prayer groups to continue in their parishes. This lets me believe that Mary’s intercession will keep the clergy who pray her rosary and believe in her dogmas safe from any apostasy and that when the time comes to make the final decision they will remain faithful. Hence only one third fall away and not 99% as during the Arian crises.

    Won’t this be a marvelous testimony to Mary’s intercessory role and confirmation of what many canonsed saints say that Mary is the Mediatrix of all saving graces if she manages to save two thirds of the clergy and have a 66% rather than 1% success rate in keeping the clergy faithful and away from from apostasy. So let’s believe St John that he means one third and not all when he says one third. Otherwise he could have used the fruit tree in the storm image a second time.

  12. Reblogged this on RemnantDisciplesJtM and commented:
    It is becoming more and more evident – but there are people who still don’t see and jump to the defence of the false prophet. It is important to recognize his anti-faith and derogatory statements and not make excuses for him. He , who speaks like this, is not a true shepherd. We also need to know what Scripture teaches us.

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