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The Sutri Initiative: Why I support it

This Appeal is directed to every Catholic Influencer on Social Media who realizes that Bergoglio is destroying the Church

Everyone in favor of this appeal is invited to make their own video-appeal in their own language, and it will be posted here:

Here is Br. Bugnolo’s Contribution, from Dec. 9. 2022:

The contributions of other influencers, will be published on this page, with the most recent, at the top.

Pope Benedict XVI — Wednesday Audience on the vigil of the Immaculate Conception, 2005

Dear Brothers in the Episcopate and in the Priesthood, Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Pope Paul VI solemnly concluded the Second Vatican Council in the square in front of St Peter’s Basilica 40 years ago, on 8 December 1965. It had been inaugurated, in accordance with John XXIII’s wishes, on 11 October 1962, which was then the Feast of Mary’s Motherhood, and ended on the day of the Immaculate Conception.

The Council took place in a Marian setting. It was actually far more than a setting: it was the orientation of its entire process.

It refers us, as it referred the Council Fathers at that time, to the image of the Virgin who listens and lives in the Word of God, who cherishes in her heart the words that God addresses to her and, piecing them together like a mosaic, learns to understand them (cf. Lk 2: 19, 51).

It refers us to the great Believer who, full of faith, put herself in God’s hands, abandoning herself to his will; it refers us to the humble Mother who, when the Son’s mission so required, became part of it, and at the same time, to the courageous woman who stood beneath the Cross while the disciples fled.

In his Discourse on the occasion of the promulgation of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Paul VI described Mary as “tutrix huius Concilii” – “Patroness of this Council” (cf. Oecumenicum Concilium Vaticanum II, Constitutiones Decreta Declarationes, Vatican City, 1966, p. 983) and, with an unmistakable allusion to the account of Pentecost transmitted by Luke (cf. Acts 1: 12-14), said that the Fathers were gathered in the Council Hall “cum Maria, Matre Iesu” and would also have left it in her name (p. 985).

Indelibly printed in my memory is the moment when, hearing his words:  “Mariam Sanctissimam declaramus Matrem Ecclesiae” – “We declare Mary the Most Holy Mother of the Church”, the Fathers spontaneously rose at once and paid homage to the Mother of God, to our Mother, to the Mother of the Church, with a standing ovation.

Indeed, with this title the Pope summed up the Marian teaching of the Council and provided the key to understanding it. Not only does Mary have a unique relationship with Christ, the Son of God who, as man, chose to become her Son. Since she was totally united to Christ, she also totally belongs to us. Yes, we can say that Mary is close to us as no other human being is, because Christ becomes man for all men and women and his entire being is “being here for us”.

Christ, the Fathers said, as the Head, is inseparable from his Body which is the Church, forming with her, so to speak, a single living subject. The Mother of the Head is also the Mother of all the Church; she is, so to speak, totally emptied of herself; she has given herself entirely to Christ and with him is given as a gift to us all. Indeed, the more the human person gives himself, the more he finds himself.

The Council intended to tell us this:  Mary is so interwoven in the great mystery of the Church that she and the Church are inseparable, just as she and Christ are inseparable. Mary mirrors the Church, anticipates the Church in her person, and in all the turbulence that affects the suffering, struggling Church she always remains the Star of salvation. In her lies the true centre in which we trust, even if its peripheries very often weigh on our soul.

In the context of the promulgation of the Constitution on the Church, Paul VI shed light on all this through a new title deeply rooted in Tradition, precisely with the intention of illuminating the inner structure of the Church’s teaching, which was developed at the Council. The Second Vatican Council had to pronounce on the institutional components of the Church: on the Bishops and on the Pontiff, on the priests, lay people and Religious, in their communion and in their relations; it had to describe the Church journeying on, “clasping sinners to her bosom, at once holy and always in need of purification…” (Lumen Gentium, n. 8).

This “Petrine” aspect of the Church, however, is included in that “Marian” aspect. In Mary, the Immaculate, we find the essence of the Church without distortion. We ourselves must learn from her to become “ecclesial souls”, as the Fathers said, so that we too may be able, in accordance with St Paul’s words, to present ourselves “blameless” in the sight of the Lord, as he wanted us from the very beginning (cf. Col 1: 21; Eph 1: 4).

But now we must ask ourselves: What does “Mary, the Immaculate” mean? Does this title have something to tell us? Today, the liturgy illuminates the content of these words for us in two great images.

First of all comes the marvellous narrative of the annunciation of the Messiah’s coming to Mary, the Virgin of Nazareth. The Angel’s greeting is interwoven with threads from the Old Testament, especially from the Prophet Zephaniah. He shows that Mary, the humble provincial woman who comes from a priestly race and bears within her the great priestly patrimony of Israel, is “the holy remnant” of Israel to which the prophets referred in all the periods of trial and darkness.

In her is present the true Zion, the pure, living dwelling-place of God. In her the Lord dwells, in her he finds the place of his repose. She is the living house of God, who does not dwell in buildings of stone but in the heart of living man. She is the shoot which sprouts from the stump of David in the dark winter night of history. In her, the words of the Psalm are fulfilled: “The earth has yielded its fruits” (Ps 67: 7).

She is the offshoot from which grew the tree of redemption and of the redeemed. God has not failed, as it might have seemed formerly at the beginning of history with Adam and Eve or during the period of the Babylonian Exile, and as it seemed anew in Mary’s time when Israel had become a people with no importance in an occupied region and with very few recognizable signs of its holiness.

God did not fail. In the humility of the house in Nazareth lived holy Israel, the pure remnant. God saved and saves his people. From the felled tree trunk Israel’s history shone out anew, becoming a living force that guides and pervades the world.

Mary is holy Israel: she says “yes” to the Lord, she puts herself totally at his disposal and thus becomes the living temple of God.

The second image is much more difficult and obscure. This metaphor from the Book of Genesis speaks to us from a great historical distance and can only be explained with difficulty; only in the course of history has it been possible to develop a deeper understanding of what it refers to.

It was foretold that the struggle between humanity and the serpent, that is, between man and the forces of evil and death, would continue throughout history.

It was also foretold, however, that the “offspring” of a woman would one day triumph and would crush the head of the serpent to death; it was foretold that the offspring of the woman – and in this offspring the woman and the mother herself – would be victorious and that thus, through man, God would triumph.

If we set ourselves with the believing and praying Church to listen to this text, then we can begin to understand what original sin, inherited sin, is and also what the protection against this inherited sin is, what redemption is.

What picture does this passage show us? The human being does not trust God. Tempted by the serpent, he harbours the suspicion that in the end, God takes something away from his life, that God is a rival who curtails our freedom and that we will be fully human only when we have cast him aside; in brief, that only in this way can we fully achieve our freedom.

The human being lives in the suspicion that God’s love creates a dependence and that he must rid himself of this dependency if he is to be fully himself. Man does not want to receive his existence and the fullness of his life from God.

He himself wants to obtain from the tree of knowledge the power to shape the world, to make himself a god, raising himself to God’s level, and to overcome death and darkness with his own efforts. He does not want to rely on love that to him seems untrustworthy; he relies solely on his own knowledge since it confers power upon him. Rather than on love, he sets his sights on power, with which he desires to take his own life autonomously in hand. And in doing so, he trusts in deceit rather than in truth and thereby sinks with his life into emptiness, into death.

St. Paul’s teaching against Globalism and the Great Reset

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Saint Paul of Tarsus, the great Apostle of the Gentiles, left to the Catholic Church in Thessalonika a warning which is being fulfilled in our days, which while it did not appear to those who came before us to be such, very correctly describes the rise and purpose of Globalism, its causes, and why the Lord God is permitting this world-wide tribulation in our own day.

For this reason, I will present here my English translation of St. Paul’s canonical Greek text, which I publish to give greater clarity to English speakers about this Apostolic teaching.

In this translation, I approach the text as an anthropologist, seeking to match the Greek terms of Saint Paul with their closest etymological equivalents in the terminology we are accustomed to use now-a-days.

I hope this helps you to see that the Apostle is speaking to us:

The Second Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Chapter 2:1-12

THE GREEK ORIGINAL

1 ἐρωτῶμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, ὑπὲρ τῆς παρουσίας τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν ἰησοῦ χριστοῦ καὶ ἡμῶν ἐπισυναγωγῆς ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν, 2 εἰς τὸ μὴ ταχέως σαλευθῆναι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ νοὸς μηδὲ θροεῖσθαι μήτε διὰ πνεύματος μήτε διὰ λόγου μήτε δι᾽ ἐπιστολῆς ὡς δι᾽ ἡμῶν, ὡς ὅτι ἐνέστηκεν ἡ ἡμέρα τοῦ κυρίου. 3 μή τις ὑμᾶς ἐξαπατήσῃ κατὰ μηδένα τρόπον· ὅτι ἐὰν μὴ ἔλθῃ ἡ ἀποστασία πρῶτον καὶ ἀποκαλυφθῇ ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῆς ἀνομίας, ὁ υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας, 4 ὁ ἀντικείμενος καὶ ὑπεραιρόμενος ἐπὶ πάντα λεγόμενον θεὸν ἢ σέβασμα, ὥστε αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν ναὸν τοῦ θεοῦ καθίσαι, ἀποδεικνύντα ἑαυτὸν ὅτι ἔστιν θεός. 5 οὐ μνημονεύετε ὅτι ἔτι ὢν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ταῦτα ἔλεγον ὑμῖν; 6 καὶ νῦν τὸ κατέχον οἴδατε, εἰς τὸ ἀποκαλυφθῆναι αὐτὸν ἐν τῶ ἑαυτοῦ καιρῶ. 7 τὸ γὰρ μυστήριον ἤδη ἐνεργεῖται τῆς ἀνομίας· μόνον ὁ κατέχων ἄρτι ἕως ἐκ μέσου γένηται. 8 καὶ τότε ἀποκαλυφθήσεται ὁ ἄνομος, ὃν ὁ κύριος [ἰησοῦς] ἀνελεῖ τῶ πνεύματι τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ καὶ καταργήσει τῇ ἐπιφανείᾳ τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ, 9 οὖ ἐστιν ἡ παρουσία κατ᾽ ἐνέργειαν τοῦ σατανᾶ ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει καὶ σημείοις καὶ τέρασιν ψεύδους 10 καὶ ἐν πάσῃ ἀπάτῃ ἀδικίας τοῖς ἀπολλυμένοις, ἀνθ᾽ ὧν τὴν ἀγάπην τῆς ἀληθείας οὐκ ἐδέξαντο εἰς τὸ σωθῆναι αὐτούς. 11 καὶ διὰ τοῦτο πέμπει αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ἐνέργειαν πλάνης εἰς τὸ πιστεῦσαι αὐτοὺς τῶ ψεύδει, 12 ἵνα κριθῶσιν πάντες οἱ μὴ πιστεύσαντες τῇ ἀληθείᾳ ἀλλὰ εὐδοκήσαντες τῇ ἀδικίᾳ.

MY ENGLISH TRANSLATION

1 We beseech you, brothers, in regard to the Parousia of Our Lord,* Jesus Christ, and our being-gathered together with Him, 2 so that you might not be suddenly driven mad, neither by spirit nor by word, nor by a letter as if from us, that the Day of Christ has begun.

3 Let no one deceive you in any manner: for (it shall not) unless the Apostasy come first and the revelation of the man of misdirection, the son of the extermination, 4 who is set up against and lifted above all that is called “God” or which is held in awe, so that he be enthroned in the Temple of God as God, to prove himself to be God.

5 Do you not recall, that when I was still among you I spoke of these things to you? 6 And now you have seen what is preventing the revelation of this one in his own time.

7 For the mystery of amorality is already deep at work: the prevention, now until he appears in our midst. 8 And then the amoral one will be unmasked, whom the Lord will neutralize with the breath of His mouth and with the blazing light (epiphany) of His Parousia.

9 whose coming is according to the deep-work of Satan with all the talents and  marks and catchy-slogans of misrepresentation;

10 And unto an elaborately hatched scheme of misdirection against those being exterminated, because they did not receive the love of the truth, unto their own salvation.

11 And for this reason, God will send upon them an inclination of dissipation, such that they believe the misrepresentation. 12 so that all who disbelieved the truth, but who were content in the misdirection, might be segregated apart.

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The Apostle continues, by explaining that we Catholics have been rescued from all this if we attend to the truth of the Gospel and hold fast to all which the Apostles has handed down to the Church for our salvation.


* The Parousia of the Lord Jesus Christ, is His Royal official visit to take possession of His domain, His Second Coming, Advent and judgement of this world and all of humanity. A royal official visit is when the King comes with His court and all His soldiers and sets everything aright as it should be according to His will for his estates.

 

4 Signs of standing with the True Pope: One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Most Catholics have heard of the 4 signs of the true Church: that She is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.

One, that is,  united under the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the Successor of St. Peter.

Holy, that in union with them they remain dedicated to the service and worship of the Triune God, not anything exclusively earthly.

Catholic, that in union with him in holiness they profess the same Faith which has ever been held in all places and times.

Apostolic, that in union with him they hold fast to the Scriptures, Tradition and customs which the Apostles of the Lord Jesus handed down to their spiritual posterity.

And thus it is today, that we can distinguish the true Church from the false:  The Catholic Church in communion with Pope Benedict XVI, who according to every Canon of the Code of Canon Law is the legitimate and only successor of St. Peter alive; and the anti-Church, in communion with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who pretends to the dignity of a Pope Francis, and who according to every measure is a public manifest and formal heretic, schismatic, and high priest of the Satanic religion of Globalism.

The differences could not be more clear. They are becoming more and more every day.

And though I have had my disagreements with Ann Barnhardt in the past, I can agree with what she has observed this week: that it is totally irrational to insist Bergoglio is the pope, while insisting you must be in schism with him.

Don’t follow the counsel of confused and false apostles, who are denying the supremacy of Papal Power (like Cardinal Burke), or the habitual protection from error of the Pope (like Bishop Athanasius Schneider), or who are calling the entire Church in schism (Archbishop Viganò).

That crowd ignores the sound judgment of true successors of the Apostles such as Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, who recognizes that Bergoglio can not have ever been the true pope since he lacks the charism of infallibility, or like Archbishop Pawel Lenga, who recognizes that Benedict XVI has always remained the Pope and that Bergoglio is a manifest heretic.

We who stand with Pope Benedict XVI accept the Scriptures, Tradition, the teachings of the Magisterium, and the sound disciplines handed down from the Apostles. And we totally reject globalism and the instrumentalization of our holy religion to serve that wicked agenda.

Stand with them, many other bishops, and all the priests and religious and laity, who remain faithful to the terms of Canon Law and recognize that Benedict XVI is the Roman Pontiff and Vicar of Christ, and the head on earth of the only true Church, the Catholic Church: one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic.

Thank you, Jesus!

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I want to give public praise to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the source of all blessings and the cause of all graces. And who loves each of us more than we can imagine, as members of His adopted family, if we be Christians.

This truth was impressed upon me in a most tremendous way 4 years ago, and I was reminded of it today.

For 4 years ago, my mother, Addolorata (Doris) Josephine Cafeo had been so reduced by dementia to such a pitiful state, having lost all her reason, that seeing her extreme suffering, I prayed to the Lord Jesus, saying, “Lord, since she cannot merit any more, since she has lost her reason, there is no point in allowing her to suffer more. I will stay at her side as long as she needs, but if you want me to go to Rome to defend Pope Benedict XVI your vicar on Earth, then give me this sign. You take care of my mom and I will care for your Church. And that I might know that this is your will, I ask you to hear this prayer in the next 20 minutes.”

I returned to my mother’s bedroom, 20 minutes later, to find her taking her last breath, and she died in my arms. It was 4:30 A. M., on the Feast of All Souls.

I was and remained stunned by the Divine Intervention.

Yesterday, on November 2, after 4 years, the rose bush in her front yard, which never bloomed all year, bloomed. She loved roses and was always caring for them so that they produce the most flowers.

This too was a sign, that she is in Good Hands, and that I should not worry about her.

Praise be Jesus Christ!

(In our family we do not presume our loved ones go to Heaven. And thus, we had 90 masses said for the repose of my mom’s soul, nevertheless. Remember to have masses said for your loved ones. You most likely will be the last ones who remember them.)

Creationism — Part I: A short history of the word

In this first installment of a multi-part lecture, Br. Alexis Bugnolo, B. A.  Cultural Anthropology, and translator of St. Bonaventure’s, “On the Creation and Fall of Angels and Men” (Commentaria in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Magistri Petri Lombari), presents a brief history of the word, “creationism”, and explains what will invariably happen if, when asked, “Are you a creationist?”, you respond, “Yes”.

For more information about the origin of the word, “creationism”

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/creationism

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/creationism

Catholic Encyclopedia of 1899 on “Creationism” : https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04475a.htm

Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, article on “Creationism” which lacks a consideration of this: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/creationism/#HisCre

Another historical treatment which does not consider the origins of the word: https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/22/11/article/i1052-5173-22-11-4.htm

NOTA BENE: While Br. Bugnolo’s English translation of Bonaventure’s Tract on Creation is not yet in print, his English translation of St. Bonaventure’s tract on the Trinity is. You can get a copy of that here.

At La Salette, Our Lady promised victory over the Globalist Sect

REPRINT FROM JULY, 2021 A.D.

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There is perhaps no one who actually met the Blessed Virgin Mary in person, who has been more persecuted by the clergy than Melanie Calvat, the little girl who was visited by the Queen of Heaven on the transferred Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, on September 19, 1846, in the heights of the Alps at La Salette.

Her attackers — and I speak of those who attack her reputation, not of those who manipulated  her during her many travails in France after the apparitions — strive by every means to denigrate her trustworthiness. A recent biography, which I highly recommend, fully exonerates this saintly woman and defends here against all the calumnies uttered against her by the French Clergy and by persons in the Vatican itself.

La Madonna di La Salette ovvero il Segreto Scomodo, by Salvatore Panzica, Salpan Editori, 2007, is a lengthy and detailed biography from original sources of this most controversial seer of La Salette and presents a documented defense of her character and writings from information gathered in France and in the archives of Lecce, Italy, where she died on Deb. 14, 1904, in the Pontificate of Pope St. Pius X.

The attacks against Melanie are focused on discrediting the longer version of the text of the secret which Our Lady had entrusted to her to be revealed throughout her lifetime at Her request.

That this prophecy speaks of the moral corruption of the clergy and how Our Lady will triumph over the Masonic plot to take over the Church and the World, should be sufficient to understand why the forces of Freemasonry everywhere have always attacked Melanie’s person.

These include in our times, nearly all of the controlled opposition which hale Bergoglio as “Pope Francis”. So there is no need for me to mention them by name.

But what is more important for us, today, is to know, that when layed out in its essential parts, Our Lady’s secret given to Melanie was given by the Queen of Heaven as a light to guide our steps and a consolation to defend us from despair in this the darkest battle between the forces of Satan and Christ, before the coming of the Antichrist.

So without more introduction, let us look at what Melanie was told would come to pass.

July 6, 1851 A. D. — First Version

The first version was given to the Bishop of Grenoble on July 6, 1851, nearly 5 years after the apparition:

If, when you say to the people what I have said to you so far, and what I will still ask you to say, if, after that, they do not convert, (if they do not do penance, and they do not cease working on Sunday, and if they continue to blaspheme the Holy Name of God), in a word, if the face of the earth does not change, God will be avenged against the people ungrateful and slave of the demon. … Paris, this city soiled by all kinds of crimes, will perish infallibly. Marseilles will be destroyed in a little time. …The pope will be persecuted from all sides, they will shoot at him, they will want to put him to death, but no one will not be able to do it, the Vicar of God will triumph again this time. …The priests and the Sisters, and the true servants of my Son will be persecuted, and several will die for the faith of Jesus-Christ….A famine will reign at the same time. …After all these will have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them, they will convert, and do penance for their sins. …That time is not far away, twice 50 years will not go by (Source: Wikipedia: Melanie Calvat, English version)

This version clearly refers to the Pontificate of Pius IX and the 1871 Prussian war against France, which resulted in the bombardment and siege of Paris; the Kulturkampf and persecution against the Catholic Church in Germany, Mexico, Spain, which would soon follow, not to mention the Great War and World War II, a period of 100 years after the apparitions of 1846 which were truly the bloodiest 100 years ever in European and world history.

1858 Version

In 1858, Melanie, while resident at the Darlington College, wrote Pope Pius IX. This version was lost for a long time, but was believed to be in the Vatican Archives.

I believe that this is the text of the secret: According to what appears to be the version of 1858, the text is found in the document retrieved by Rene Laurentin, a modernist, from the Vatican archives in 2001. Melanie begins and ends her transcription with the abbreviation for “Jesus, Mary and Joseph”. The words of the text, which are those of Our Lady, begin with Melanies name:

J.M.J.

secret which the Blessed Virgin gave me on the Mountain of La Salette on September 19, 1846

Secr[e]t.

Mélanie, I will say something to you which you will not say to anybody:

The time of God’s wrath has arrived!

If, when you say to the people what I have said to you so far, and what I will still ask you to say, if, after that, they do not convert, (if they do not do penance, and they do not cease working on Sunday, and if they continue to blaspheme the Holy Name of God), in a word, if the face of the earth does not change, God will be avenged against the people ungrateful and slave of the demon.

My Son will make his power manifest! Paris, this city soiled by all kinds of crimes, will perish infallibly. Marseilles will be destroyed in a little time. When these things arrive, the disorder will be complete on the earth, the world will be given up to its impious passions.

The pope will be persecuted from all sides, they will shoot at him, they will want to put him to death, but no one will be able to do it, the Vicar of God will triumph again this time.

The priests and the Sisters, and the true servants of my Son will be persecuted, and several will die for the faith of Jesus Christ.

A famine will reign at the same time.

After all these will have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them, they will convert, and do penance for their sins.

A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign a few years. Religion will re-flourish and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance, the world, glad not to be lacking nothing, will fall again in its disorders, will give up God, and will be prone to its criminal passions.

[Among] God’s ministers, and the Spouses of Jesus-Christ, there will be some who will go astray, and that will be the most terrible.

Lastly, hell will reign on earth. It will be then that the Antichrist will be born of a Sister, but woe to her! Many will believe in him, because he will claim to have come from heaven, woe to those who will believe in him!

That time is not far away, twice 50 years will not go by.

My child, you will not say what I have just said to you. (You will not say it to anybody, you will not say if you must say it one day, you will not say what that it concerns), finally you will say nothing anymore until I tell you to say it!

I pray to Our Holy Father the Pope to give me his holy blessing.

Mélanie Mathieu, Shepherdess of La Salette, Grenoble, July 6, 1851.

J.M.J.+

As any apocalyptic text, we must remember that it is a foretelling of future historical events. However, it is not always in chronological order. And its purpose it to warn sinners and call them back to repentance, while encouraging the faithful to remain faithful and persevere.

In the first version of this text, we see a simple and short message capable of being expressed by a little child, with a good memory. However, the topic of the secret is without a doubt earth shaking, for it announces the imminent advent of the Antichrist.  The Age of Mercy is coming to an end, and Christ as Lord and King of the Ages is about to unleash His justice.

Obviously, to Freemasons in the clergy, such a message is an outright attack on their satanic plot.  For unless the can work in secret, their plans can be undone. So as soon as they came to know of this text, they began a life long vicious attack on Melanie, to discredit her.

In the above text, one could speak of many things, but the greatest controversy, regarding “twice 50 years” is usually moved by those who erroneously presume that this refers to the immediate sentence and not to the entire message. Our Lady is clearly saying that the forces of Hell will take control of the world within 100 years, that is before 1946.  If we consider how the Masonic Bankers of New York City and London, with their plots and machinations succeeded in destroying Christendom in Europe with two world wars, and establishing the United Nations as a world ruling body, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the words of Our Lady are amply fulfilled as regarding the time in which this is all to begin, not to be consummated.

Rather, when compared with the 1851 edition, we can clearly see the context of the mention of the 100 years. And thus, the objections that the Antichrist did not appear in 1946 or before, are simply based on a misreading of the text. A common tactic by those who wish to discredit documents.

1879 Version

Now an adult woman, Melanie in 1879 put down in writing nearly the entire secret which Our Lady had entrusted to her, in its full version. Here is the text, in English. This is the most authentic text of them all, because Melanie published it herself and defended it through the next 25 years of her life, against all calumny and ridicule. The words are of Our Lady. You can see immediately why this could not have been published beforehand. I doubt the version published at Wikipedia. There is a longer and perhaps more accurate translation by Conte, here, which I here reproduce (numbers are not in the original text):

1. ‘Melanie, what I am going to tell you now will not always be secret. You will be allowed to publish it in 1858.’

2. ‘The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their bad life, by their irreverences and their impiety in celebrating the holy mysteries, by love of money, love of honor and of pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is suspended over their heads. Woe to the priests and to persons consecrated to God, who by their infidelities and their bad life are crucifying anew my Son! The sins of persons consecrated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and see how vengeance is at their doors, because there is no longer found anyone to implore mercy and forgiveness for the people; there are no longer generous souls, there is no longer anyone worthy to offer the Victim without blemish to the Eternal on behalf of the world.’

3. ‘God is going to strike in a manner without example.’

4. ‘Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God is going to exhaust His wrath, and no one will be able to take himself away from so many afflictions combined.’

5. ‘The leaders, the guides of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and the demon has obscured their intelligence; they have become these wandering stars that the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them perish. God will permit the old serpent to place divisions among rulers, in all societies and in all families; physical and moral pains will be suffered; God will abandon men to themselves, and will send chastisements which will follow one after another for more than thirty-five years.’

6. ‘Society is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and of the greatest events; one must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to drink the chalice of the wrath of God.’

7. ‘May the Vicar of my Son, the sovereign Pontiff Pius IX, no longer leave Rome after the year 1859; but may he be firm and generous, may he fight with the weapons of faith and love; I will be with him.’

8. ‘May he be wary of Napoleon; his heart is double, and when he will want to be at the same time Pope and emperor, soon God will withdraw from him: he is this eagle who, wanting always to raise himself up, will fall on the sword which he wanted to use in order to force the peoples to raise him up.’

9. ‘Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of Lords; also she will be delivered over to war; blood will flow on all sides; the Churches will be closed or desecrated; the priests, the religious will be hunted; they will be made to die, and to die a cruel death. Several will abandon the faith, and the number of priests and religious who will separate themselves from the true religion will be great; Among these persons there will be found even some Bishops.’

10. ‘May the Pope keep himself on guard against the performers of miracles, because the time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on the earth and in the air.’

11. ‘In the year 1864, Lucifer with a great number of demons will be unleashed from hell; they will abolish the faith little by little and even in persons consecrated to God; they will blind them in such a way that barring a particular grace these persons will take on the spirit of these bad angels: several religious houses will lose the faith entirely and will lose many souls.’

12. ‘Bad books will abound on earth, and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of God; they will have a very great power over nature: there will be churches to serve these spirits. Some persons will be transported from one place to another by these bad spirits and even some priests, because they will not be guiding themselves by the good spirit of the Gospel, which is a spirit of humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. The dead and the just will be made to revive.’ [That is to say that these dead will take the appearance of just souls who had lived on earth, so as to better mislead men: these so-called resurrected dead, who will be nothing other than the demon under these appearances, will preach another Gospel contrary to the one of the true Christ Jesus, denying the existence of heaven, or they may also be the souls of the damned. All these souls will appear as if united to their bodies.] ‘There will be in all places extraordinary wonders, because the true faith is dying out and because false light enlightens the world. Woe to the Princes of the Church who will not be occupied except to pile riches upon riches, to safeguard their authority and to dominate with pride.’  *

13. ‘The Vicar of my Son will have much to suffer, because for a time the Church will be delivered over to great persecutions: this will be the time of darkness; the Church will have a frightful crisis.’

14. ‘The holy faith of God being forgotten, each individual will want to be guided by himself and to be superior to his peers. Civil and ecclesiastical powers will be abolished, all order and all justice will be trampled underfoot; one will see only homicides, hatred, jealousy, lying and discord, without love for country, or for family.’

15. ‘The holy Father will suffer much. I will be with him until the end to receive his sacrifice.’

16. ‘The wicked will make an attempt several times on his life without power to do harm to his days; but neither he, nor his successor [who will not reign long,] will see the triumph of the Church of God.’

17. ‘Civil rulers will have all one same design which will be to abolish, and to make disappear all religious principle, in order to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and all kinds of vices.’

18. ‘In the year 1865, the abomination will be seen in holy places; in convents, the flowers of the Church will be decayed and the demon will make himself as the king of hearts. May those who are at the head of religious communities keep themselves on guard for persons whom they must receive, because the demon will use of all his malice in order to introduce into religious orders persons devoted to sin, for disorders and the love of carnal pleasures will be spread by all the earth.’

19. ‘France, Italy, Spain and England will be in war; blood will flow in the streets; Frenchman will fight with Frenchman, Italian with Italian; subsequently there will be a general war which will be appalling. For a time, God will no longer be mindful of France or Italy, because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer known. The wicked will deploy all their malice; they will kill themselves, they will massacre themselves mutually even in the houses.’

20. ‘At the first stroke of His lightning sword, the mountains and the whole of nature will tremble with terror, because the disorders and the crimes of men pierce the vault of the heavens. Paris will be burned and Marseilles engulfed; several great cities will be shaken and engulfed by earthquakes: it will be believed that all is lost: only homicides will be seen, only the noise of weapons and blasphemies will be heard. The just will suffer much; their prayers, their penances and their tears will climb even up to heaven and all the people of God will ask for forgiveness and mercy, and will ask for my help and my intercession. Then Jesus Christ by an act of His justice and of His great mercy for the just, will command to His angels that all His enemies be put to death. All at once the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all men devoted to sin will perish, and the earth will become like a desert. Then peace, the reconciliation of God with men will be made; Jesus Christ will be served, adored and glorified; charity will flower everywhere. The new kings will be the right arm of the holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious, poor, zealous and imitator of the virtues of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached everywhere and men will make great progress in the faith, because there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and because men will live in the fear of God.’

21. ‘This peace among men will not be long; 25 years of abundant harvests will make them forget that the sins of men are the cause of all the pains which come upon the earth.’

22. ‘A forerunner of the antichrist with his troops from several nations will fight against the true Christ, the only Savior of the world; he will spill much blood, and will want to annihilate the worship of God in order to make himself be looked upon as a God.’

23. ‘The earth will be struck all kinds of plagues [in addition to pestilence and famine which will be general]; there will be wars until the last war, which will then be made by the ten kings of the antichrist, which kings will have all one same design and will be the only ones who will rule the world. Before these arrive, there will be a type of false peace in the world; one will think only about amusing oneself; the wicked will deliver themselves over to all kinds of sin, but the children of the holy Church, the children of the faith, my true imitators, will grow in the love of God and in the virtues which are dear to me. Happy the humble souls guided by the Holy Spirit! I will fight with them until they arrive at the fullness of the age.’

24. ‘Nature is asking for vengeance for men, and she shudders with terror in waiting for that which must come upon the earth soiled with crimes.’

25. ‘Tremble, earth and you who make profession of serving Jesus Christ and who on the inside you adore yourselves, tremble; for God is going to deliver you over to His enemy, because the holy places are in corruption; many convents are no longer houses of God, but the pastures of Asmodeas and his sort.’

26. ‘It will be during this time that the antichrist will be born of a Hebrew religious, of a false Virgin who will have communication with the old serpent, the master of impurity; his father will be Bishop; at birth, he will vomit blasphemies, he will have teeth; in a word, this will be the devil incarnate; he will let out frightening cries, he will perform wonders, he will nourish himself only on impurities. He will have brothers who, although they will not be like him demons incarnate, will be children of evil; at 12 years, they will make themselves noticed by their brilliant victories which they will win; soon, they will each be at the head of armies, assisted by the legions of hell.’

[Melanie also commented on this point, as follows: ‘It is said that the antichrist will be the devil incarnate, that is to say that he will be entirely possessed. I have seen that the good God does not permit the demon to personally incarnate himself in a human soul and body, but that the demon under a visible form will have familiar relations with the parents of the antichrist, and that they will consecrate him to his service from the first moment of his existence.’ (Le Secret De Melanie, p. 55). She wrote this comment at the end of her handwritten copy of the secret, the one which she gave to Abbé Combe for the 1904 edition of Le Secret De Melanie.]

27. ‘The seasons will be changed, the earth will produce only bad fruits, the stars will lose their regular movements, the moon will reflect only a feeble reddish light; water and fire will give to the globe of the earth convulsive movements and horrible earthquakes which will cause to be engulfed mountains, cities [etc.].’

[The editor of the 1904 edition adds the following note concerning this paragraph: ‘I have from Melanie that this etc. is not made part of the text. The Blessed Virgin showed her other cataclysms without naming them and without pronouncing the word etc. ’ (Le Secret De Melanie, p.57.)]

28. ‘Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist.’

29. ‘The demons of the air with the antichrist will perform great wonders on the earth and in the air, and men will corrupt themselves more and more. God will have care of His faithful servants and men of good will; the Gospel will be preached everywhere, all peoples and all nations will have knowledge of the truth!’

30. ‘I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true disciples of God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the true imitators of Christ made man, the only and true savior of men; I call upon my children, my true devotees, those who have given themselves to me so that I may guide them to my divine Son, those whom I carry so to speak in my arms, those who have lived by my spirit; finally I call upon the Apostles of the last times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in a contempt for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in humility, in contempt and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time that they go out and come to enlighten the earth. Go, and show yourselves as my dear children; I am with you and in you, provided that your faith be the light which enlightens you in these days of woe. May your zeal render you like the starving for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you the small number who can see; for behold the time of times, the end of ends.’

31. ‘The Church will be eclipsed, the world will be in consternation. But behold Enoch and Elie filled with the Spirit of God; they will preach with the strength of God, and men of good will will believe in God, and many souls will be consoled; they will make great progress by the virtue of the Holy Spirit and will condemn the devilish errors of the antichrist.’

[Abbé Combe, the editor of the 1904 edition, adds the following note after this paragraph. ‘I have from Melanie that the Church will be eclipsed in this sense, that 1) one will not know which is the true pope; 2) for a time: the holy Sacrifice will cease to be offered in churches, and also in houses: so there will be no more public worship. But she saw that yet the holy Sacrifice would not cease: it would be offered in caves, in tunnels, in barns and in alcoves.’]

32. ‘Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! there will be bloody wars and famines; pestilences and contagious diseases; there will be rains of a dreadful hail of animals, thunders which will shake cities, earthquakes which will engulf countries; voices will be heard in the air, men will beat their head against the walls, they will call upon death, and on another side death will be their torture; blood will flow on all sides. Who will be able to overcome, if God does not shorten the time of the ordeal? By the blood, the tears and the prayers of the just, God will let Himself be swayed, Enoch and Elie will be put to death; pagan Rome will disappear; fire from Heaven will fall and will consume three cities; all the universe will be struck with terror, and many will let themselves be misled because they have not adored the true Christ living among them. It is time; the sun darkens; faith alone will live.’

33. ‘Behold the time; the abyss opens. Behold the king of kings of darkness. Behold the beast with his subjects, calling himself the savior of the world. He will raise himself up with pride into the air in order to go even up to heaven; he will be smothered by the breath of the holy Archangel Michael. He will fall, and the earth which for three days will be in continual evolutions, will open its bosom full of fire; he will be plunged for ever with all his own into the eternal chasms of hell. Then water and fire will purify the earth and will consume all the works of the pride of men, and all will be renewed: God will be served and glorified.’

The full message refers to several historical events: the capture of the Papal States by the Masonic Kingdom of Italy (House of Savoy), with their allies in the Masonic Lodges of the United Kingdom and with the aid of Giuseppe Mazzoni, marxist guerilla and terrorist.

The mention of 1864 as the year Satan would be unleashed from the pit of Hell. In addition to the obvious spiritual truth contained, it corresponds to the precise years of 1850-1870 in which the Masonic Lodges of the world hatched their ultimate plan to seize control of the whole world, destroy Christendom and sacrifice humanity to invoke the coming of the Antichrist. A project they are near completing with the Scamdemic.

In this fuller version, I wish to call attention to this passage, which appears to refer to our times:

Then Jesus Christ by an act of His justice and of His great mercy for the just, will command to His angels that all His enemies be put to death. All at once the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all men devoted to sin will perish, and the earth will become like a desert. Then peace, the reconciliation of God with men will be made; …The new kings will be the right arm of the holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious, poor, zealous and imitator of the virtues of Jesus Christ.

This corresponds to the prophecy written down by St. John the Apostle in the 9th Chapter of the Book of the Apocalypse.

Note however, that I have previously published from the recent Italian biography, an English translation of part of the above text, which differs on some points. See that here.

1904 Version

Finally, Abbey Combe, a true and faithful servant of the seer of Our Lady, published an additional section to the Secret, in the final year of Melanie’s life. This addition, addresses, what I believe are the precise circumstances of the Scamdemic, which began more than 18 months ago. I believe this is what Our Lady calls the Great Chastisement:

The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; …Penance is not done, and sin increases daily. In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Wicked men are devoured by a thirst for exercising their cruelty; but when they shall have reached the uttermost point of barbarity, God Himself shall extend His hand to stop them, and very soon after, a complete change shall be effected in all surviving persons. Then they will sing the Te Deum Laudamus with the most lively gratitude and love. The Virgin Mary, our Mother, shall be our liberatrix. Peace shall reign, and the charity of Jesus Christ shall unite all hearts…

According to this text, the imminent victory of God over the Globalists is very near at hand. At the reversal, the balance of power will shift dramatically back to the followers of Jesus Christ. And it will be worked by Our Lady, who will be called mankind’s Liberator.  — This clearly refers to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

On True Devotion to Pope Benedict XVI

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Lately I have written a series of articles, which begin with the words, “On true Devotion” (if you use the search engine here on FromRome.Info you can find them under this rubric).

But this article is somewhat different, because the object of the devotion is not a Saint, but the Roman Pontiff. So a better title would be, “On True Loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, Benedict XVI.”

I am writing this article because while the battle is fiercest in the defense of the Church when one enters the fray under the banner of Pope Benedict XVI and for his restoration, Satan leaves no stone un-turned to conjure the worse of temptations to take down these most stalwart defenders of the Kingdom of Christ who are routing him on his most undefended flank.

And one such temptation is sectarianism.

You see. When all is written and accomplished, that we have defended Pope Benedict XVI’s rightful claim to the Apostolic Throne, what we have done is no great work of learning or virtue. We are simply putting to use our personal habits of critical thinking and independent thought, and curiosity, which in themselves are neither morally good or evil, but which incline us to be more disagreeable than the average man.

And this is our weakness.

Because in controversies so intense, it is easy to fall into thinking that since we are among very few on the right side of the front, that we are some how something special.

But the truth is not anything like that.

We must fight under the banner of the Holy Father because that is our duty. And it is nothing more than our duty, so we cannot claim at victory’s end to have some special reward.

And we must battle on with pure motives, not to gain anything or prove anything about how important we are. Because we are not.

Canon 1364 imposes ipso facto excommunication upon all who refuse communion with the Roman Pontiff, since they are schismatics. And this applies to those who willingly and intentionally refuse to recognize the probity of his claim, though they cloak their refusal in a thousand excuses and total intellectual sloth.

But excommunication also is leveled against all who refuse communion with those in communion with the Pope. That too is the sin of schism:

See canon 751:

… Schisma, subiectionis Summo Pontifici aut communionis cum Ecclesiae membris eidem subditis detrectatio.

which in English is:

… Schism, the withdrawl from subjection to the Roman Pontiff or from communion with those members of the Church subject to Him.

And there is the rub.

Since, many voices are claiming that if you do not pledge obedience to certain pro-Benedict clergy, you are somehow not a member of the Catholic Church.

This is sheer lunacy.

The only touchstone for unity in the Church is the man who holds the petrine munus.

The visible Church is full of those who claim falsely that that man is Bergoglio. They will even resort to excommunication or threat of excommunication to insist on their unfounded and totally false opinion.

But the last thing the Church needs is another Bergoglio, that is, another man claiming to hold the petrine munus and demanding that every Catholic hold communion with him TO THE EXCLUSION of communion with other Catholics who recognize that Pope Benedict XVI is the true Pope.

This grave error has been brewing some time both in the USA and in Europe. And that is why I have consistently from my first day in Italy to this day never claimed to be a member of any group or a supporter of any exclusive claim to Catholicity among anyone supporting pope Benedict.

This is in part why I have been consistently ignored and attacked by those who supported Pope Benedict XVI before and after me. I take it as a wreath of laurel, because I intend to practice true devotion to Pope Benedict XVI.

Errors on the Mass are causing many to fall into confusion

I have also publicly reproved the now commonly spread grave error in Sacramental theology, which claims that a Mass offered by a validly ordained priest according to the ritual approved by the Church but in communion with an Antipope is invalid.

This opinion is wrong, because a Mass is not measured valid or invalid. The word valid is applied to the confection of a Sacrament. If all that is necessary for the Sacrament to exist, to come into being, has been done by the proper minister, then the confection is called valid. If not, its invalid.

If the confection was done by someone with the power to do it, but without the authority to do it, its call ilicit. If with the authority, conferred by decree or via the principle of Chiesa suppleat, then it is called licit.

If the Mass has a valid consecration, and is celebrated in a public oratory, then it legitimately satisfies your Sunday obligation. If not, then it does not. No mass televised on TV or the internet satisfies your Sunday obligation. Your Sunday obligation is only satisfied by a real mass in communion with the true Pope. There is no obligation to travel more than 1 hour to find such a mass, for when there is none, you have no obligation.

And you can obtain all the graces of weekly communion by simply asking them from the Lord Jesus, if you ask sincerely, devoutly and humbly. So there is no spiritual necessity to do anything else to fulfill your sunday obligation or receive the Sacrament. If you want to make a sacrifice to do this, visit a priest in communion with the true Pope and attend his private or public mass, even if this costs you time and money and much inconvenience. Because Jesus is worth it.

Moreover, a valid mass said in communion with the true Pope is supernaturally efficacious as a propitiatory sacrifice, since it partakes of the Redeeming Sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross. If said in communion with an antipope, it is not efficacious.

These things are true regardless of the personal knowledge of the one who offers the Mass or those attending it. Thus even if you have no idea that Benedict XVI is still the pope, and you attend mass in communion with the Antipope, that mass will not propitiate your sins, does not satisfy your Sunday obligation in the sight of God, and thus God must refuse you all or most of the grace of attending it, even though Jesus does in fact become present on the Altar through a valid consecration.

So, please, stop saying Masses are invalid or valid

That is totally incorrect sacramental theology. And this is not an open question. What I have stated here is the accepted opinion of all Catholic theologians for 800 years.

Anyone claiming to have a inspiration which goes contrary to that is deceived by his own pride or by a devil.

And since the proper sacramental theology is part of the Sacred and Apostolic Tradition of the Church, anyone claiming an innovation or novelty in these matters is simply wrong and certainly in error. Pope Benedict XVI talked about this controversy, which first arose after the persecutions of Decian in North Africa, back in 2006 (here)

The Church has not yet dogmatically defined all the aspects which I just reiterated, so we cannot say that those who espouse such errors are formal, canonically heretics. But I do believe that it is heresy before God to claim a different doctrine. And that it should be punished in a future council.

A Warning to those targeted for spiritual enslavement

Finally, a note on spiritual enslavement. It is a grave vice to use one’s pastoral authority to bind the faithful in spiritual obedience to one’s self. This has always been prohibited by the Church. And no amount of fidelity to Pope Benedict XVI or to any Saint or to Jesus Christ gives anyone the authority to practice spiritual enslavement.

It is consequently also a grave violation of the privacy of your personal spiritual life, that anyone short of the Pope or your bishop, for canonical reasons well proven, ask you to identify your confessor or spiritual director or demand that you take one or worse yet, suggest a specific priest to you as one of these. Fly from such sectarians!

So if anyone tells you to stop thinking, or demands that you join in union with the pastoral approach of anyone, to the exclusion of other Catholics, or sets up any rule as a rule of faith other than what we have received from Christ, the Apostles and the Church, even if he work wonders in the heavens or earth, regard him as a false preacher, and follow him not.

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The Great Division of humanity, foretold by the Apostle St. John

In the Book of the Apocalypse, chapter 18, we have been warned of the great division of humanity which must come to pass if the few are to be saved. Knowing on what side to stand is essential for the immortal destiny of every human being. In this video, Br. Bugnolo talks about this End Time division and explains how it has already begun, and why it is, that there is complete irreconcilable division in so many families and groups today.  — This video was produced at 6 AM on July 4, 2022 A. D., in the gateway of the Golden Domed Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel, at Kyiv, Ukraine.

True Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In this video, Br. Bugnolo explains why all Christians need to take Mary, the Mother of Jesus, a lot more seriously as a role model.

If, like Mary, you want to come to the help of the needy, please consider doing so by means of a donation to the Humanitarian Fund founded by Br. Alexis Bugnolo: