In Today's Catholic World News Blog

Dear Editors of TCW:


Thank you for your continued analysis of the election of Cardinal Giuseppe Siri as Pope Gregory XVII. I have been a religious for (more than) sixty years... during these turbulent times. It is hard to believe that this has all happened. Most people, even experts like Professor Roberto de Mattei, think that this is all a conspiracy theory. Your various articles with documentation from very learned experts refute those who do not believe. Personally, I am absolutely astounded that this has all happened and so few believe it!


Please keep me informed with your various articles. I am praying for you ... for help for the Church during these days of great crisis. May the Lord bless your work and May Our Lady guide you. 


Ave Maria,


G.R. (Europe)


Reply From Editor 

(St. John Bosco, d. 1888)

"Italy will be mired in desolation. France shall be chastised. Rome will see its

extermination. The Holy Father will have to flee. There will be a terrible struggle

between the light and darkness. The darkness shall cease and a splendorous sun will

shine. The earth will be scorched and many will have disappeared. The Holy Father

will return. There will be an end to sin." -St. John Bosco (End Times Prophecy)


Dear G.R.,


Greetings. Thank you for your thoughtful letter. We are publishing it, yet leaving out some of its contents, to protect your anonymity. 


Regarding the Italian De Mattei... he fell into the Corrêa de Oliveira Cult [TFP] hook, line, and sinker - and also lacked total discernment by being involved, in some capacity, with the defrocked by the N.O. itself [for legal reason$] group, led by the debauched Marcial Maciel. His "learned" opinion on the historical fact of Gregory XVII's pontificacy (1958-1989), means nothing to us. One also must ask if this "renowned scholar", De Mattei, who supports all the antipopes from the Roncallian strain (1958 to present), has ever read Cum ex Apostolatus Officio (on what constitutes eligibility to be a Lawful Office Holder - of the Keys)


"Towards the end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the Church and the clergy of all

their possessions [Via the usurpation of the Papal Throne/Vatican at the '58 Conclave -ED] and will afflict

and martyr them. ... The clergy cannot escape these persecutions ... At that time, the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. ...

The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history." 

(Prophecy of Brother John of the Cleft Rock, 14th c.)


You wrote: "Personally, I am absolutely astounded that this has all happened and so few believe it!"


Well, there are millions of people who have read TCW's sites for more than a decade. The True Papacy and Flock are "underground", praying and preparing. This is The Apostasy, it is too much for most to bear and/or their human pride blinds them - to their own eternal destruction. The Church will overcome this!


G.R., we have some individuals in your country we could put you in contact with. 

Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!

The Editor of TCW




Detail of "The Prophet Daniel"

by Niccolò da Foligno 15th c.  


The following excerpts on these End Times, are from Cardinal Manning's erudite work,

"The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested By Prophecy: Four Lectures", pp. 83-85, (1861):


"The Prophet 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; partly because the overruling contemptuous public opinion, as in such a country as this, and in France, so subdues and frightens Catholics, that they dare not avow their principles, and, at last, dare not hold them."


*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."



 "Porte inferi non prevalebunt."



Ecclesiastical Approbation

In Today's Catholic World ( carries the approbation in writing of the Holy See in exile. It faithfully adheres to the rules for Catholic Journals mandated by Leo XIII in the Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum, January 25, 1897 - so heavily re-stressed by Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.

"Let no Catholic dare to contend against the authority of the Church; and that he may not be found to be a schismatic or non-Catholic, let him follow the most trustworthy authority of the Roman Church ... that the members be not separated from their Head; that the bearer of the Keys of the heavenly kingdom may not reject them as having deviated from his doctrines."
-Alcuin of York, Abbot, d. 804 A.D. Note: At the invitation of Charlemagne, Alcuin became the master of the palace school. He was the key advisor to the King himself. Alcuin developed the Carolingian minuscule, a clear script which has become the basis of the way the letters of the present Roman alphabet are written. "The most learned man anywhere to be found", according to Einhard's Life of Charlemagne (ca. 817 - 833).

The Church instructs us that an engaged couple should not delay long before marrying.  


The Canons explicitly waive the presence of a priest at the celebration of marriage in specified extraordinary circumstances, but they do not, even then, relax the requirement that marriage shall be celebrated before at least two witnesses. The marriage is validly celebrated before the common witnesses only, where it is impossible for the parties to have or to approach an authorized priest, provided that either of these conditions is verified: one party is in danger of death, or it is foreseen that no authorized priest will be available for at least a month


(Two important modifications of the "Ne Temere" are contained in this Canon, first that in danger of death marriage can be contracted without a priest before two witnesses, and, second, that in places where a priest cannot be had or the parties cannot go to him, they need not wait for a whole month, if there is good reason to judge that the same conditions will continue for a month.)



Our Lady amidst young members of the Church Militant 

What a blessing True Catholic children are for a family & the world.


Note: Although the Canons grant explicitly no other waiver of celebration, the obligation of the law requiring the active assistance of an authorized priest and the assistance of witnesses is held waived, at least in a case of extreme hardship affecting the entire community. The Holy Office declared that the Catholics of China are not bound to observe the law of form of marriage as long as the circumstances created by the Red regime continue. The Private Reply, dated January 27, 1949, is published in 3 BOUSCAREN, CANON LAW DIGEST 408.


If you have questions and/or or would like more information on the process of getting validly married

in the True Catholic Church, click here. All inquires will be held in the strictest of confidence. -TCW





The Supreme Crisis: "Yet many Christians will remember that this was all foretold of 

Antichrist for centuries past and perceive the fraud of Satan and refuse to be deceived.

They will stand firm and enlighten the faint-hearted and console them."

(The Venerable Bernard de Bustis)



Related Links: 

St. Ambrose on a Catholic Wife's Duty in Marriage

"Every Man for Himself Sacraments Regardless of the Law"

The Necessity of a Canonical Mission (809 Denzinger 434)

"How to be in Valid Communion with the True Papacy"

Info on Holy Days of Obligation for Church in Eclipse 


Recommended Reading:

 "the Church shall be... as it was in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs"

(Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Westminster, 1861)


(1.) "The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested By Prophecy: Four Lectures", by Cardinal Henry Edward Manning, 1861: His Excellency - citing the Fathers of the Church and theologians of the greatest repute (such as Aquinas, Bellarmine, etc.) - covers in detail: St. Paul's prophesied revolt and falling away from papal authority (de fide), the suppression of the Holy Sacrificethe pope's forced exile from Rome, the destruction of neo-pagan Rome, persecution of the greatly beleaguered Church by Antichrist and finally his destruction.


(2.) "Ven. Bartholomew Holzhauser's Life, Visions, and Commentary on St. John's Revelations", (Translated from the Latin). Rare text - includes: The Holy Pope, the Great Catholic Monarch, the time of Antichrist, Last Judgement... .


Page 140. "The tenth chapter of the Apocalypse comprises, according to Holzhauser, special revelations respecting the Mighty Monarch and the Enlightened Pope, as we may reasonably assume, that God would not leave the world without some indication as to these great Renovators of an age apparently not very remote."

Page 136. "A learned theologian, after perusing this Commentary, candidly declared, that "after Holzhauser all commentators on the Apocalypse appeared to him to have written like children."



Click Here for a video on Mont-Saint Michel 

One of the most famous churches in Rome is Santa Maria in Portico (Our Lady of the Porch). It was built to house an image of Our Lady, brought from heaven by an angel, to the blessed Galla in 524. The heavenly image has been carried in processions since 590. And has stopped numerous calamities, such as the plague in Rome in 525, and it protected the Eternal City from a deadly earthquake in 1703. Let us pray to the ever-powerful Santa Maria in Portico to end the Pandemic, and most importantly, to end "the eclipse of the Church"! Please see:

 Image of Our Lady of La Salette shown weeping over the

forthcoming (Just) unprecidented punishment to mankind.


"It is very near twenty-five years since the good, the sweet Virgin Mary, Mother of God, came to shed tears over our mountain. She cried, and for whom? and for what? It is because her people have deviated from the path of virtue and, with rapid strides, hasten to precipitate themselves into the abyss of perdition. Poor people! poor France! Thou knowest not that thou mightest be ground like grain under the millstone of God’s anger and justice. At the present time, it is useless to speak to men; their blindness is supreme. It is necessary that God should speak; and He will speak, but they cannot form an idea how. The Earth must be punished, purified." 


(Portion of a Letter of Melanie Calvat, Seer at La Sallete, to a certain Monsieur Gerard, Augest 15, 1871)


"The world is immersed in evil ... a human hand is powerless to save it, the hand of God must manifest 

itself visibly, and, I tell you, we shall see this divine hand with our bodily eyes." -Ven. Pope Pius IX



Related Links:

The 3 Days of Darkness

Ven. Elizabeth Mora's "3 Days"/Papal Prophecy for True Flock

The Original Text of the Message and Secret of La Salette, Approved by the Catholic Church

(Published by the Shepherdess of La Salette (Melanie Calvat) with Imprimatur by Mgr. Bishop of Lecce, 1879)

Video: Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

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Hi TCW staff, do we have to do a "remarriage" sacrament by a true priest? I do not know if a true priest is available in Indonesia. I found out about hierachy in exile a year ago but the reality just sink in me recently.