The Big Picture
by Mary Margaret McFarland*
Over and over again the phrase is repeated, “I just don’t understand” or “I am sure there must be a big picture, but I can’t imagine what it could be”. These phrases are of course in reference to all of the mayhem going on in the world. Take your pick…COVID-19, the COVID vaccine, the lockdowns and restrictions world-wide, the Global Elites promoting The Great Reset, the endless climate hysteria (global warming, global cooling, climate change), mass uncontrolled and unlimited migration, and even the increasing unrest and outright wars popping up around the globe.
We are “smart” society.
Any question you have can be answered in seconds by the phone/ computer in your pocket. We have access to endless amounts of data….or do we? We certainly have access to data that the Big Tech moguls want us to have. We have easy access to scientific data that is in accord with the doctrines of Global Climate Change, definitions of male and female sexuality and of course what defines COVID infection, where it came from and how the only true resolution will come from an mRNA “vaccine”…and its subsequent boosters. Could there be a big picture?Why have so many, for so long refused to figure it out?
Maybe we all just need a break! So let’s leave reality for a second….
Sit in a quiet theater (go ahead, imagine it a couple of years ago, so current fears leave your mind)…
The latest AVENGER’S flick is about to air. It is full of great characters, good acting, superb CGI, good tunes and a real escape. Woven into the story is the eternal struggle of good versus evil. We accept the premise. Generally, we root for the good and against the evil. The evil emanates from one character who has many henchmen (some willing, some not). The struggle is one of life and death. It is not hard to follow. It is intuitive…even when the actual evil character is not truly seen for several installments of the franchise. Come to think of it, the AVENGERS themselves are all flawed, but overcome flaws to do good. Ever stop and wonder where the good inside these characters came from? Ever wonder what Ultimate Good Thanos is railing against? Or why he rails against it?
Or, Remember the Harry Potter franchise?
It took the world by storm! Voldemort’s evil was woven into every episode. It was clear that good was going to have to ultimately confront evil. It was flatly stated that evil does not understand love. It was obvious that all evil desired was the destruction of family, of friendship, of truth and of love. (But from whence did truth, love, family and friendship come? Think about it, JK Rowling never said.)
The evil wizards were clearly miserable, hating everyone around them and only relishing the pain and misery they could cause others.
The battle lines were very clear. As much as the good wizards tried to just keep moving forward with their lives and schooling, the evil wizards kept pushing harder, hurting more people and making the world a darker, bleaker place.
Ultimately, a final showdown was required because evil will not stop. Good must stand in the light and stand for truth and love. When it does, although it suffers losses, it emerges victorious.
So, in the movies, we are able to acknowledge the life and death battle of good versus evil. We see that Evil has a definite but obscure source as well as many helpers and facilitators who insidiously and unrelentingly attack from countless directions seeking the annihilation of all. We do not doubt the existence and presence of Evil.
But what about the good? What about Ultimate Good? In the movies, Good (or God) is not mentioned or acknowledged (you might almost think It didn’t exist). In real life, the same phenomenon has occurred over the last 50-100 years. God has been marched out of the public square and silenced. It is acceptable (and in vogue) to have statues and temples to Satan, but forbidden to have any public display to or about God (think 10 Commandments, Nativity scenes, prayer in schools, etc). Do NOT think this is unintentional.
Come back to reality…It is June, 2021.
We have lived through a horrendous year and a half. We have been locked down, masked, contact traced, quarantined, social distanced, and torn apart from family, friends, work and life. Now we are being bullied and harassed to get a WarpSpeed “vaccine” that Big Pharma, the Media, the Tech giants and governments all over the world say is “Safe and Effective”.
However, countless stories of people dying or being seriously injured are being reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). (There have been more vaccine deaths reported to VAERS from December 2020 through April 2021 than in the 13 years prior!!) We have been told for the last 6 months that even if vaccinated, we would still need to be masked and social distance. (Which made no sense.). Now the powers that be tell us that we can unmask only if we are fully vaccinated. But they are also talking about booster shots… In the US, they are threatening (“looking seriously at”) vaccine passports. Many other countries around the world have already implemented vaccine passports. Many countries are still locked down or locking back down (Australia, Canada). No one can come or go for work or pleasure. Policies are becoming more draconian by the month.
Why can we recognize evil on the silver screen and not acknowledge it when it is right in front of us every day in real life?
Populations locked in their own homes and told they could not come out into the sunshine.
People told they needed to wear a mask even when by themselves or when outside. Making human beings into unwitting experimental subjects.
Telling people sick with Covid to “go home until you can’t breathe”.
Telling people there is no approved or safe early treatment for covid.
Telling the vaccine injured that the terrible debilitating reaction that occurred right after their vaccine was just a coincidence.
Why are they implementing all these inhuman, unscientific and cruel tactics?
If it was for our “good”, there would be no reason to de-platform people raising concerns. Instead, a rational, clear explanation could be given and a dialogue could occur. Coercion should not be needed, warranted, tolerated or even considered. Alas, it is the order of the day.
The science according to Fauci and the WHO would not continually change. Scientific and medical truth and facts have never before swung 180 degrees (repeatedly)! There is clearly a deeper agenda which MUST now be assumed to be nefarious. We are not the conspiracy theorists…we have uncovered their conspiracy!
While we may not be able to see the ultimate source from whence these orders come, their goal is certainly human subjugation and even human depopulation (a.k.a. Genocide). The “powers that be” are working together against all of humanity.
Who are some of the players?
the government (all levels, around the world)
the CDC, NIH and FDA
the World Economic Forum
All corporate media
Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation
many churches (including -shamefully- the majority of the hierarchy of the Catholic church)
Bill Gates himself said in a TED talk that if the vaccine rollout was effective, there would be a 10-15 percent drop in the population!!!
Jane Goodall (who recently spoke at the Vatican’s “Healthcare summit entitled “Exploring Mind, Body and Soul”) states the ideal population of the world should be 500 million (it is currently > 7.5 billion).
Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum has said after the Great Reset, that we will own nothing and like it. (Please notice, he did not say that HE would own nothing!)
They are all members of an evil cabal. They serve Satan. They do not know not how to love (and their actions show they hate all of “us” who are not part of their cabal). They, like Satan, have said “I will not serve” (God). They only know how to destroy. The demons want us all miserable and ultimately in Hell. Their current destruction plan includes killing you via “vaccine”, or driving you to despair and suicide.
Satan and his minions are in a massive, multi-level, worldwide campaign whose goal is to steal souls from God.
From the God that created you in His image and likeness.
Who formed you in your mother’s womb.
Who knows how many hairs are on your head.
Who loves you infinitely and wants nothing more than for you to know Him, love Him and serve Him in this world and in the next.
But the thing is, He will never force you to love Him.
He did show you how much He loves you, though.
He came down from heaven and became a man like us in all things but sin. He allowed Himself to be tortured and then crucified. He gave every last drop of His Most Precious Blood in atonement for our sins – even the ones we are committing today.
He rose on the third day. He opened the Gates of Heaven. He founded His Church to help people know The Way. He promised that the Gates of Hell would not prevail against it. But He told us to keep His Commandments and take up His yoke and follow Him.
He also said He would return. And He promised to sort the wheat from the chaff… He told us to be faithful, to be prepared and to watch for signs. There have been many signs…
Solar eclipses, celestial phenomenon which have been biblically prophesied, increasing numbers of earthquakes, and sudden volcanic eruptions from volcanoes which have not erupted in centuries.
Other signs/warnings come in the form of lying malicious statements made by supposedly “authoritative sources”. In scientific quarters, we see 180 degree shifting declarations of scientific “facts” and squashing of previously “unchanging” truths.
In the Catholic Church we have seen authorities with the audacity to claim authority to change the words and teachings of Jesus Christ!
The current occupant of the Bishopric of Rome has changed the words of the Our Father, has claimed that Jesus was in favor of homosexuality and divorce, and has stated that all can be saved – even people who are not even Christians! These are attacks against the BEDROCK foundational beliefs of Christianity and the Catholic Church.
So the world is coming apart at the seams and almost everyone has just been sitting back and watching it happen! Nature is crying out against the Evil. Truths from time immemorial are being shredded. Evil is about to destroy a huge swath of humanity and for many it’s almost as if they are watching a movie….and not about to fall off the cliff in real life!!!
So what to do? If there is a Big Picture, how are we to proceed?
Perhaps one more story(made many times into movies), that of The Maid of Orleans. There was another very desperate time almost 600 years ago…Evil was rampant, war and pestilence were ongoing, people were disheartened, and God seemed far away. Joan of Arc was a 16 year old uneducated Catholic girl from a backwater in France. She was the spark that re-animated the dispirited citizens and armies of France whom she led (as a General!) to win many battles during the One Hundred Years War.
She was simply fearless.
She was completely faithful to God.
For her faithfulness and fearlessness, she was convicted of heresy and threatened with death by a traitorous (but legitimate) Catholic Bishop and a group of corrupt judges. Nevertheless, Joan of Arc did not waiver. Because she would not waiver, she was turned over to secular authorities and burned at the stake. Today she is recognized as a Saint for her heroic fortitude and her unparalleled courage.
She has been one of my continual inspirations over the years and I believe she should be an inspiration to all of us against this worldwide cabal that wants us dead and deprived of God’s love and friendship.
The following are some of St. Joan of Arc’s most famous quotes:
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe. But to surrender who you are and live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”
“Go forward bravely. Fear nothing. Trust in God; all will be well.”
“All battles are first won or lost in the mind.”
“I am not afraid, I was born to do this.”
“ACT, AND GOD WILL ACT.”
PLEASE. There is a Big Picture, and we all a part of it.
We MUST get up…We MUST take heart and have courage.
We MUST fight back against the Evil in our midst.
* Mary Margaret McFarland is a cradle Catholic who grew up in the Novus Ordo, but found home in her Traditional Catholic parish. She is a front line medical worker, wife, mother, and homesteader in Texas.
CREDITS: The Featured Image is a detail of Emmanuel Fremiet’s Joan of Arc, visible at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and used here with permission.
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by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
The truth of Sacred Scripture is so profound and divine, that in every age we can find in some passage a dogmatic, moral or prophetic teaching for our own times.
One such passage is Chapter 12:13-17 from the Book of the Apocalypse, by St. John the Apostle. And one such age is our own days.
In the Appendix to this article you can find the Greek, Latin and English versions of this passage. I will quote from the English of the Douay Rheims edition, which is the most authoritative English translation.
First, some preliminaries. In the Book of the Apocalypse, also known as the Book of Revelations, the images are symbolic. The Dragon is Satan. The Woman is Our Lady or Holy Mother Church. The Child Jesus is Christ or the Faithful Clergy.
This prophetic passage begins with verse 13:
 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child:
Satan, after his expulsion from Heaven at the beginning of time, was cast out by St. Michael the Archangel and has roamed the Earth seeking to destroy the Christ who would be born of the Virgin. Once Christ founded the Church He ascended to Heaven to sit at the Right Hand of His Father, Who is in Heaven.
But Holy Mother Church, on that account was then sought out for persecution by Satan and his minions. And thus the Church as been persecuted from day one, first by the Jews, then by the Romans, and in all subsequent ages by wicked men, inside and outside of her.
And thus St. John continues:
 And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
In the grand historical sense, this refers to the life of the whole Church, which some Fathers thought would last 1260 years, or others 3.5 millenia, since 1260 days is 3.5 years. But the calculation of days is symbolic for a period of severe trial and war, and should not be taken as numerically significant in any other way, normally speaking.
But what is important here is the imagery which tell us that God will give Holy Mother Church an Angelic power to evade Satan, and stand apart from his face, that is, from his presence. Unto the desert, to her place, that is in a position of devotion and true fidelity to God, wherever on Earth Her children be found. This passage has inspired many monks and hermits to flee into the desert or deserted places, but it chiefly means that we should break from all worldly values and lies, and live for God alone and in a holy manner.
 And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.
And here is where I want to take up the comparison to our own days. The Masonic Lodges have flooded the worlds with lies, so as to drown our souls and kill Holy Mother Church. This is especially true since the ousting of Pope Benedict XVI and even more true in the last 15 months of the Scamdemic, when all media outlets and governments and church leaders repeat the same lies, claiming that there is this deadly virus which is responsible for all deaths from all causes. A river in the ancient world was the sewer of humanity. So here by water, we can imagine Saint John would say today, a river of sewer water, which is what we are being subjected to, a sewer of lies.
 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
But it is here I wish to pause and remark precisely about this text.
Because in the present Scamdemic we see world FreeMasonry attempting to create a New World Order based upon its sewer of lies: Lies directed at making us all live in unnatural ways, with masks over our faces, far from human embrace, isolated, terrorized, and death vaxxed.
But since this campaign is directed against nature, we have Nature itself as our ally. Because God created us to breathe, and a mask is naturally annoying. God created us to be with others, so isolation is annyoying. God created us to self-heal from winter flues, so a Vaxx which harms and does nothing, is annoying or useless.
So in this sense, I think St. John the Evangelist is speaking of our days, because Nature herself is coming to our aide, even if we are too stupid to see the lies as lies. We find it noisome to keep observing the Sanitary Rules.
 And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Finally, St. John in this way promises us victory against the Scamdemic. A War against nature itself cannot be won, since no single organization nor even all of humanity can produce a sewer of lies great enough that our natural inclinations will not withstand it.
But this verse reminds us, too, that the great War has not ended, nor will it end with this victory. And we must be ready every for the spiritual war which is ongoing and will get more fierce as we approach the Last Days.
The inspired text is the original Greek, so here are verses 13-17:
13 Καὶ ὅτε εἴδεν ὁ δράκων ὅτι ἐβλήθη εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἐδίωξεν τὴν γυναῖκα ἥτις ἔτεκεν τὸν ἄρρενα. 14 Καὶ ἐδόθησαν τῇ γυναικὶ δύο πτέρυγες τοῦ ἀετοῦ τοῦ μεγάλου, ἵνα πέτηται εἰς τὴν ἔρημον εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς, ὅπως τρέφηται ἐκεῖ καιρόν, καὶ καιρούς, καὶ ἥμισυ καιροῦ, ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ ὄφεως. 15 Καὶ ἔβαλεν ὁ ὄφις ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ ὀπίσω τῆς γυναικὸς ὕδωρ ὡς ποταμόν, ἵνα αὐτὴν ποταμοφόρητον ποιήσῃ. 16 Καὶ ἐβοήθησεν ἡ γῆ τῇ γυναικί, καὶ ἤνοιξεν ἡ γῆ τὸ στόμα αὐτῆς, καὶ κατέπιεν τὸν ποταμὸν ὃν ἔβαλεν ὁ δράκων ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ. 17 Καὶ ὠργίσθη ὁ δράκων ἐπὶ τῇ γυναικί, καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ποιῆσαι πόλεμον μετὰ τῶν λοιπῶν τοῦ σπέρματος αὐτῆς, τῶν τηρούντων τὰς ἐντολὰς τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐχόντων τὴν μαρτυρίαν Ἰησοῦ.
This is the Byzantine Text version of the Greek. compiled by Maurice Robinson and William Pierpont.
Here, is the Vulgate Latin version of the same:
 Et postquam vidit draco quod projectus esset in terram, persecutus est mulierem, quae peperit masculum :  et datae sunt mulieri alae duae aquilae magnae ut volaret in desertum in locum suum, ubi alitur per tempus et tempora, et dimidium temporis a facie serpentis.  Et misit serpens ex ore suo post mulierem, aquam tamquam flumen, ut eam faceret trahi a flumine.
 Et adjuvit terra mulierem, et aperuit terra os suum, et absorbuit flumen, quod misit draco de ore suo.  Et iratus est draco in mulierem : et abiit facere praelium cum reliquis de semine ejus, qui custodiunt mandata Dei, et habent testimonium Jesu Christi.
And finally, here is the English, according to the Douay Rheims version:
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child:  And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.  And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.
 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth.  And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  And he stood upon the sand of the sea.
A DESULTORY DISQUISITION FOR THE 75 ANNIVERSARY OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC
by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
June 2, 2021 A. D. — Today in Italy one is supposed to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the first Italian Republic. But as that entity no longer exists, there is a very subdued atmosphere here at Rome, under the Sanitary Dictatorship. There is talk that the prime Minister, Mario Draghi will aim to dump his technical Cabinet — as they call a comprise and compromised coalition government — and form a new one in July, with the intentions of calling snap elections in the Fall. Draghi is by no means repentant for his part in pushing the Vaxx and Scamdemic, it is only that wanting as he does to be President of the Republic, he needs a Parliament which wants him as such, and thus wants to run ahead of and head off any popular movement which can take back control of the government, since, at present, the strict laws about qualifying for parliamentary elections make it impossible for any of the new political parties which oppose the Scamdemic able to field candidates in a snap election.
Meanwhile, his government has announced that we all need to prepare for the Next Pandemic. Evidently its arrival is no longer a matter of speculation, now it’s dogma!
So we are left with the Festival of a Dictatorship, put in place by a political class which has replaced representational government with a political oligarchy. The situation is so dire, that with the Courts barely functioning and all the public prosecutors — without whom no criminal or civil case can be initiated — in the hands of that political class, that most Italians are entirely frustrated and in despair. From, that, they react in the only human way left, simply by not observing the laws.
Financial transactions off the books and not reported to the government have skyrocketed. As soon as Italians sense the other party is against the Scamdemic, accords are made outside of any governmental oversight. The Government of Mario Draghi remains in control of the centers of power, but even here at Rome, the police, the carabinieri and the state police ignore the Sanitary laws, at all hours of the day, fining no one for violations — unless you look at them in the wrong way or push the matter.
We have the People and an Anti-State, an organized criminal political class posing as our elected leaders, who are nothing of the kind in law or fact.
But we also now have an Anti-Church. In the Church of the Antichrist, which has seized by a sort of snap diabolical conversion 100% of the churches in Italy, Our Lord is daily insulted to his face, by those who wear the mask of globalism in His very sight, pretending a trust in the TV and Government and despising the Healing and Living Power of Himself, God Almighty. In those Halls of infamy, the homilies are of the devil urging souls to take the death Vaxx, and alongside many of them there are death Vaxx centers, so that entering or leaving these synagogues of Satan, you can get the Vaxx, kiling your soul and risking your life for a lie.
But worse of all the Living God is, in these covens of iniquity, dropped in the hands of unbelievers like a cookie, and gobbled up by throats addicted to mortal sin, lies, fraud, disbelief and wilful intentional suicide by the death Vaxx.
The Catholics of Italy wander about without shepherds. We have only a few priests in the whole land, and the Holy Father, whether by Divine command, or diabolical illusion, or threats or fear, remains silent in the Monastery of the Mother of the Church, at the heart of the Vatican territory. Among us Catholics we incline to the theory that he is being held by force and deceit, but that view is not universal, nor quieting for our souls. Appeals to clergy from other parts of the world have fallen on deaf ears. And I cannot express the sorrow of my own heart, having to tell so many faithful from all walks of life, that I know of no more priests to help them save their souls.
Thus we have a true Pope, who is 99% inert and an Anti-Pope who is intent on destroying as many souls possible each day. Of this latter devil, several Catholic Bishops have called him the False Prophet, and an antichrist. A good number of clergy too, who out of cowardice name him in the Canon of the Mass in the place of the Holy Father, will admit that he is the False Prophet. But he keeps changing things, so that the Church and Anti-Church are divided on many levels: 2 Masses, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Codes of Canon law, 2 Disciplines of the Sacraments. It is not just the matter of whose name is named in the Canon!
Many believe we are at the end of days, in the Days of the Apocalypse, and if there are any inclined to believe otherwise, such as myself, I am daily finding less evidence and argument for my position.
On June 15, the Government begins obligatory vaccination of all medical workers. Only 20% of the population has been vaccinated, and the word is that the rest are firmly refusing. The GreenPassport is to go into effect, and technically you can no longer travel from Region to Region, or enter many public buildings or hotels without it, but I have heard no word that it will be implemented by anyone, since it is odious to the people.
The people are talking of fleeing the cities for the mountains or for some island, or for another nation, but no one knows where to go that will be safe, if they are even willing to break with all that is familiar simply to save their lives.
Here in Rome though all may seem normal and just like 2 years ago, except for the mask wearing, we are truly in a spiritual and psychological state of confusion, just as Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich foretold 200 years ago: the city is without the Pope and we all wonder where he has gone. There is great strife and confusion, and days of terrible disorder and violence are surely to come.
Under the two Marios: Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Mario Draghi, Italy could not be in a worse state.
The few Catholics in the city which remain continue to implore Our Lady at midnight for deliverance, for there is no where else from which it appears to be found.
CREDITS: The featured image is c/o the Italian Airforce, which at noon today, traditionally, does a fly over the Monument of Vittore Emanuele, at the Piazza Venezia, here at Rome, while the President of the Republic lays a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.