For the Pope
(The Roman Missal)
O God, the shepherd and ruler of all
faithful, look down favorably upon thy
servant N , whom thou hast been pleased
to appoint pastor over thy Church; grant,
we beseech thee, that he may benefit both
by word and example those over whom he
is set, and thus attain unto life eternal,
together with the flock committed to his
care. Through Our Lord. . . .
Extracts from Cardinal Manning's imperative book on the End Times (Pope in Exile),
"The Present Crisis of the Holy See
Tested By Prophecy: Four Lectures", 1861 A.D.:
Daniel, in the twelfth chapter, says that in the time of the end “many shall be chosen and made white, and shall be tried as fire; and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand;”
that is, many who have known the faith shall abandon it, by apostasy. “Some of the ‘learned shall fall;"* that is, they shall
fall from their fidelity to God. And how shall this come to pass? Partly by fear, partly by deception, partly by cowardice; partly because they
cannot stand for unpopular truth in the face of popular falsehood...
*Dan. xi. 35.
Now the last result
of all this will be a persecution, which I will not attempt to describe. It is enough to remind you of the words of our Divine Master: “Brother shall betray brother to death;” it shall be a persecution in which no man shall spare his neighbour:
in which the powers of the world will wreak upon the Church of God such a revenge as the world before has never known. The Word of God tells us that towards the end of time the power of this world will become so irresistible and so triumphant that the Church
of God will sink underneath its hand — that the Church of God will receive no more help from emperors, or kings, or princes, or legislatures, or nations, or peoples,
to make resistance against the power and the might of its antagonist. It will be deprived of protection. It will be weakened, baffled, and prostrate, and will lie bleeding at the feet of the powers
of this world. ...
"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist... The Church will be in eclipse..."
(Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat in 1846 A.D., a fully approved Church Apparition)
The writers of the Church tell us that in the latter days the city of Rome will probably become apostate from the Church and
Vicar of Jesus Christ; and that Rome will again be punished, for he will depart from it; and the judgment of God will fall on the place from ‘which he once reigned over the nations of the world. For what is it that makes Rome sacred, but the presence of the Vicar of Jesus Christ? ...
Finally, Cornelius a Lapide sums up what may be said to be the common interpretation of theologians. Commenting on the same eighteenth chapter of the Apocalypse, he says:
“These things are to be understood of the city of Rome, not that which is, nor that which was, but that which shall be at the end of the world. For then the city of Rome will return to its former glory, and likewise its idolatry
and other sins, and shall be such as it was in the time of St. John, under Nero, Domitian, Decius, &c. For from Christian it shall again become heathen. It shall cast out the
Christian Pontiff, and the faithful who adhere to him. It shall persecute and slay them... .
"We declare, say, define and proclaim to every human creature that
by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff."
-Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam Nov. 18, 1302 ex cathedra (Infallible)
be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!
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