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.
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)
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
(Oct 26, 1958 - May 2, 1989), means nothing to us. One also must ask if this "renowned scholar", De Mattei, who supports all the antipopes from the Roncallian strain (Oct 28, 1958 - present), has ever read Cum ex Apostolatus Officio (on what constitutes eligibility to be a Lawful Office Holder - of the Keys)?
Papal Conclave on October
26th, 1958 at 6:00 p.m., Habemus papam! ('We have a pope')
White smoke bellows forth from the
Sistine Chapel for five minutes, indicating Cardinal Siri is
elected Pope. He accepted the office and chose the name Gregory XVII. Then, a freemasonic
d'etat occurred within the conclave itself - violently "blocking" Christ's chosen Vicar.
"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!
*The well-known prelate, Cardinal
Ottaviani, who read the actual text of the Third Secret of Fatima, which was given by the Blessed Virgin to the Children at Fatima, said that:
it [The Third Secret] tells "that the Great Apostasy will begin at the top".
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."
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