Salus populi romani: May 29, 2020 — Live from Rome!




Perpetual Supplica


This devotion is inspired by the request made by Our Lady Herself in
Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich’s Vision of

August 25, 1822: “I know not now how I went to Rome last night, but I found myself near the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Around it I saw crowds of poor, pious souls, in great distress and anxiety on account of the Pope’s disappearance and the agitation and alarming reports throughout the city. Led by one common impulse, they had come to invoke the Mother of God. They did not expect to find the church open, they intended only to pray outside. But I was inside, I opened the door and they entered, astounded at the door’s opening of itself. I was standing aloof where they could not see me. There was no service, only the chancel-lamps were burning, and the people knelt in quiet prayer. Then the Mother of God appeared. She said that great tribulations were at hand; that the people must pray earnestly with extended arms, if only for the length of three Our Fathers, for it was thus that her Son had prayed for them upon the Cross; that they should rise at midnight to pray thus; that they should continue to come to Her church which they would always find open; and that they should, above all, pray for the extirpation of the Church of Darkness. … I know not whether the people saw the apparition or not, but they must have been impressed by something supernatural for, when the Blessed Virgin said they should pray to God with arms extended, all lifted up their arms … It seemed to be an association of prayer.” From this time Sister Emmerich assisted nightly at the pious exercises at Santa Maria Maggiore. (The Life and Revelations of Ann Catherine Emmerich, Book 2)

(Prayers will be said in Italian, Black, and English: Blue)

The Prophetic Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI



(May 7, 2005)


In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Tutta Santa, degna di ogni onore,
Tu la migliore offerta
che l’umanità possa presentare a Dio.
All Holy, Worthy of every honor,
Thou, the best offering
Which humanity can present to God.

Vergine Madre, Madre sempre vergine,
supplichi materna al Figlio Tuo.
Virgin Mother, Ever-Virgin Mother,
Offer a maternal supplication to Thy Son.

Conduci sino al porto la barca della Chiesa,
scansando gli scogli e vincendo i marosi.
Bring the Barque of the Church to port,
avoiding reefs and conquering stormy seas.

Custodisci questa città;
Conforta chi vi giunge,
senza tetto né difesa,
ed estendi a tutti il Tuo sostegno.
Guard this City;
Comfort who comes here,
without shelter nor defense,
and extend Your protection to all.

Con fede professiamo a Te, Genetrice di Dio;
Con amore Ti onoriamo,
Con speranza Ti preghiamo,
Ti proclamiamo beata.
With faith we profess Thee, Mother of God;
With love we honor Thee;
With hope we pray Thee
We proclaim Thee blessed.

Tu, mia Signora, mio conforto da Dio,
aiuto alla mia inesperienza,
accogli la preghiera che rivolgo a Te.
Thou, My Lady, My consolation from God,
help for my inexperience,
receive the supplication which I make to Thee.

Tu per tutti fonte di gioia,
rendimi degno di esultare insieme a Te.
Thou, who for all are a fountain of joy,
make me worthy to exult together with Thee.

Guarda l’assemblea dei credenti,
Madre del Salvatore;
allontana da loro sventure e afflizioni;
liberali dal male e dal maligno;
proteggili con l’abbondanza della Tua benevolenza.
Watch over the assembly of believers,
Mother of the Savior;
remove from them misfortunes and afflictions;
free them from evil and from the Evil One;
protect them with the abundance of Thy benevolence.

Al ritorno glorioso del Tuo Figlio, nostro Dio,
difendi con la Tua materna intercessione
la nostra fragilità umana
ed accompagnaci sino alla vita eterna
con la Tua mano gentile,
Tu che sei potente, perche Madre.
At the glorious return of Thy Son, our God,
defend with Thy maternal intercession
our human fragility
and accompany us unto eternal life
with Thy gentle hand,
Thou who art powerful, as a Mother.


77 Our Fathers, that is 7 Rosary Decades of Our Fathers.

3 in Latin

71 Our Fathers: One decade in Italian, one in English, alternating

3 in Latin

3 Gloria Patri

Sacro Cuore di Gesù, abbi pietà di noi!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Cuore Immacolato di Maria, prega per noi!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

San Giuseppe, Patrono della Chiesa, prega per noi!
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for us!


San Michele Arcangelo, difendici nella battaglia, contro la perfidia e le insidie del diavolo sii Tu il nostro sostegno. Che Dio eserciti il suo domino su di lui, noi supplichevoli Lo preghiamo! E tu, Principe delle milizie celesti, ricaccia nell’inferno satana e gli altri spiriti maligni, che si aggirano in questa Città a perdizione delle anime.


Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection 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 Divine Power, cast into Hell Satan and all the evils spirits who prowl about this City seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

San Gabriele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us!

San Raffaele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us!

San Pio V, prega per noi!
Saint Pius V, pray for us!

San Francesco di Assisi, prega per noi!
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

San Antonio di Padova, prega per noi!
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

Santa Rosalia di Palermo, prega per noi!
Saint Rosalia of Palermo, pray for us!

Beata Anna Caterina Emmerich, prega per noi e prega con noi!
Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich, pray for us and pray with us!

In Nomine Patris et Filii e Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


Al tuo tempio secolare
di ori e marmi rilucente
siamo accorsi ad implorare
il materno tuo favor.

At Thy Ancient Temple
of shinning gold and marble
we have come to implore
Thy Materna favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.

Col Prodigio della Neve,
segnò il luogo in piena estate,
dell’augusta tua dimora,
il supremo tuo favor.

With the prodigy of the Snow,
Thou signed this place in high summer,
of August as Thy dwelling,
as Thy supreme favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.


This Devotion is sponsored by the Committee “Salvaci o Maria!”

This is the Devotion which was advertised in the pages of the daily newspaper, La Verità, in the month of March, here in Italy.



* Salus populi Romani, is Latin, for The Salvation of the Roman People. It is the ancient title of the Icon of Our Lady see at the top of this article.

Quietism and Pietism, handmaids of the Antichrist

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Just as in Hell, demons serve demons, the lesser in evil serving the greater, so in this world, errors serve errors, the lesser errors serving the greater.

This is also true in the spiritual life. And indeed, as you might imagine, it is principally through adhesion to error that the souls of men become demonic and descend downwards into the infernal even before they are ripped from their bodies in the moment of death, and dragged down to Hell — as Saint Francis of Assisi teaches.

Two of the greatest and most common errors among Catholics today are two of the most effective in preparing the way to the Antichrist.

I speak of Quietism and Pietism.

Quietism is the error which thinks that holiness consists in being not action, and that therefore one can grow or remain holy without the works of mercy. Quietism originates in France in the 17th Century, with a Catholic who falsely presented himself as an authority on the spiritual life.

Pietism is the error which thinks that holiness consists solely in acts of prayer, interior or exterior, but especially in private. Pietism originates in Germany in the 16th century, among the Protestants.

These two errors have wicked offspring which live under different names to conceal their true parentage.

The first is what one might call the Non Expedit Catholic. The concept of Non Expedit was a political decision of Pope Pius IX which in response to the robbery of the Papal States by the Kingdom of Italy declared that it was not expedient for Catholics to participate in politics in Italy because by doing so they would implicitly endorse the robber government. But Non Expedit Catholics today have no such political context to justify their position. They simply do not want to do anything to prevent the collapse of Christian civilization or to defend the Faith in the temporal order, because they have given up all hope that Christ has any power or interest in the temporal order. They so identify themselves with Christ that like Him they flee political power or influence. They pretend, like the parents who lived like capuchines in the example of St. Francis de Sales’ treatise, On the Love of God, that as laymen they should seek the level of perfection of religious. A thing the Saint reproved in strongest terms.

One variation of the ‘Non Expedit’ Catholic votes for secularist parties which are less liberal and progressive, but only because he has despaired of Catholics or Christians doing anything significant in politics. This is very common in the USA, where Catholics vote for one party to oppose the marxism of the other, under the idea that a Christian party would never win. That is how impotent they think Christ and Faith in Him are!

The second is what I call liturgicalism. The Liturgicalist Catholic holds that the entire public effort of the Catholic should consist in participating in religious public rituals, beyond which he can hold and believe in any politics whatsoever.

Together these four errors have prepared the way for the Antichrist by neutralizing the authentic Catholic spirit which showed itself past ages when so many Catholics of all walks of life were so active to preserve and promote the Christian order in the temporal sphere, that they risked life and limb in war, rebellion, and voyages of discovery and colonizations.

Catholics who lament the problems of the world on a daily basis, but do nothing personally to fight them by forming authentic Catholic political parties and supporting them, are the end produce of these four errors. They have been thoroughly inoculated and neutered. A prime example of this is today’s Catholic man, who grows a beard and gives a YouTube lecture on how to be a man, while taking care of the kids at home and letting his wife work a real job. That is the state of the lay catholic today in public life.

I fear that on judgement day, such Catholics will hear those terrible words of Christ, “To whom much was given, much was expected. What have you done with the 10 talents I entrusted to you?”

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General Pappalardo announces this week’s events for Gilet Arancioni

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

It is clear by now that General Pappalardo is leading a movement supported by unions and libertarian movements, all of the center left, with a certain appeal to Christians but nothing specific. But the manner of elections, which were first proposed simply to insist the government resign, now seem to be aimed rather at electing a parallel Parliament, which will claim sovereign powers on the basis of popular support. It is a political gamble, if they cannot mobilize large swaths of the electorate to achieve a true Orange Revolution.

On May 30, at 10 A.M., in 30 piazzas of Italy (in this video, he says 37), the Gilet Arancioni will hold popular assemblies to vote on a resolution to call for the resignation of the government of Giuseppe Conte, on the grounds that they were elected unconstitutionally according to the judgement of the Italian Corte Constituzionale in 2014. Second, on a provisional charter to establish a constitutive assembly to govern the country until October, with named candidates. I imagine the names of candidates will all be members of the Gilet Arancioni.

So, in the name of restoring the constitution, the General appears to be working toward the establishment of a one party state, knowingly or not.

In fact in this video from yesterday, the head of the State Secret Police at Ragusa, in Italy, accused the movement of intending to hold anti-constitutional meetings:

The place of the meeting here at Rome for May 30 is the Piazza of the Santi Apostoli, which can only hold a few hundred at the most. So how such a gathering can represent or even aim to represent all of Lazio is difficult to understand.

The original website no longer seems to function. There are now two sites, and which I have seen referred to in videos produced by the movement. Both of which are collecting votes, but it is not clear if they are doing so separately or jointly.

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What interests me, in addition, is that in the above video, there is featured in an extremely prominent position, the book by Alan Friedman, “Questa non è L’Italia”, The position of this book seems to indicate an endorsement. But if you are thinking the name Alan Friedman is familiar, you are correct. He is an American Jew, a former adviser to Jimmy Carter, who moved to Italy.

As an Italian by descent on both sides, as a Franciscan, and as a Cultural Anthropologist, I really wonder how Friedman came to write a book telling Italians in Italian what Italy should be, seeing that he is after all an American and a Jew. And what is his book doing on the table of the Gilet Arancioni at such an important meeting? It makes you doubt strongly that General Pappalardo has nationalistic intentions of an Italian character. No Italian I know of would cite such a source for a patriotic movement, as Alan Friedman.

To learn more about Friedman, here is the author blurb from IBS books, on Friendman, in English translation. The original is in Italian.

Alan Friedman, an American journalist who has chosen to live in Italy, was a very young contributor to the administration of President Jimmy Carter, correspondent for the “Financial Times”, correspondent for the “International Herald Tribune”, columnist for the “Wall Street Journal” and producer and host of numerous television programmes in Great Britain, the United States and Italy, where he worked for Rai, Sky Tg24 and La7.

Among his books, Tutto in famiglia (1988), La madre di tutti gli affari (1993), Il bivio (1996).

In 2014 Rizzoli published “Ammazziamo il gattopardo”, an analysis of the economic, political and social situation in Italy and his ideas for overcoming this crisis; in 2015 he published “My way. “Berlusconi tells Friedman.” In 2017 Newton Compton publishes “This is not America”, in 2018 “Ten things to know about the Italian economy before it is too late”, in 2019 “This is not Italy. Secret stories and shocking truth behind the new face of our country.”

I do not know what is more amazing, that Friedman calls Italy, “our country” or that Pappalardo should put his book in such a prominent position in the above video. It makes you think that the Gilet Arancioni mean something more than oranges of Sicily by their choice of the color orange.

Friedman’s biography on Wikipedia shows that he has worked exclusively with hard-left wing news organizations throughout his entire career, and has been lauded by journalist organizations, which are also hard left. He also played a role in the attempt to undermine the government of the Ukraine and is named in the so-called Ukraine-Gate as an associate of Paul Manafort.

As someone who is by blood half-sicilian and who has lived in Sicily for several years, I can assure you that no Sicilian would cite an an authority on Italy a book written by an American who was not an Italian. It makes no sense. I can only conclude that Friedman is a financial or political adviser of the Gilet Arancioni, and that therefore the Democrat Party in the USA might be the hand behind the curtain here.

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FromRome.Info has in previous weeks twice requested an interview with leaders of the Gilet Arancioni here in the Region of Lazio, but as of the time of the publication of this story, no reply was received. I do not need to say that I am not surprised. The promotion of Friedman’s book comes a day after the General announced the expulsion of “Fascist elements” from his party. If you are familiar with America politics, you can perhaps begin to see the picture.

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Petition to Trump: Investigate Catholic Relief Services for promoting abortion

SIGN and FORWARD the petition!!!

Join me, Dr. Alan Keyes, Dr. Deal Hudson, Hon. Bob Marshall, and many other prominent Catholics to call upon Congress to investigate Catholic Relief Services (CRS)!

Today, we launched a White House Petition asking Congress to investigate CRS for violating the Mexico City Policy, and we’re asking you to sign and forward this important petition to everyone you know!


As you already know, we’ve been publishing portions of a report detailing what we found through a year-long investigation of CRS projects in Africa.  In Cameroon and Nigeria, we found that CRS created health referral networks that included organizations that were actively advocating for abortion in their respective countries.  If CRS supplied those organizations with US aid funding, this would be a direct violation of the Mexico City Policy, and the only way to prove that is through a congressional inquest.  And if we get 100,000 signatures on the petition within 30 days, we’ll get an official statement from the White House!

So, we’re asking you to please sign the petition and forward it on to as many pro-lifers and Catholics you know!  And if you’d like to do more, we’ve set up a website called with additional ideas on what you can do.

If everyone on this list signed and forwarded this petition to just 10 people, we’d meet the 100,000 signature goal in no time!

So far, prominent Catholics endorsing this initiative are:

  • Alan L. Keyes, Former U.S. Asst. Sec. of State for International Organization Affairs
  • Bob Marshall, Former member of the Virginia State House of DelegatesIf everyone
  • Deal Hudson, President, Morley Institure of Church and Culture
  • Michael Voris, Founder and President of St. Michael’s Media/Church Militant
  • Chris Mangiaracina, Former FBI Money Laundering Investigator and current Principle of CMMC & Associates, LLC.
  • Janet Smith, Ph.d. Moral Theologian
  • John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder of LifeSiteNews
  • Stephen Brady, President, Roman Catholic Faithful
  • Liz Yore, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate
  • Beverly Stephens, Editor Regina Magazine
  • Steve Skojec, Founder of One Peter Five
  • George Neumayr, Author of The Political Pope
  • M. K. Lambert, BA Div (Hons)
  • Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Rabourdin, Film Director and Producer

Please join us right now and sign the petition.  And then, forward it on!

As always, please pray for the Church, for our bishops and priests, and for Lepanto’s mission as we continue to unearth the truth and “restore all things to Christ.” (Col. 1:20)

Christus Vincit!

Michael Hichborn
Lepanto Insititute