Demons Witness to Sanctity of Knights of Columbus Founder 

by Msgr. Stephen Rossetti on ‘Spirit Daily

The exorcism sessions were intense, but God bless the young afflicted woman who turned out to be a real spiritual warrior. She had, through no apparent fault of her own, generational evil spirits including freemasonry from the family line. She was determined to follow a religious vocation and the demons were having none of it. The battle ensued. She held up her end with valor.

Much initial progress had been made, although the intensive sessions took a toll on everyone present. At one point, an attending priest took out a relic of Fr. Michael McGivney, recently beatified founder of the Knights of Columbus, and handed it to the Exorcist. Interestingly, Fr. McGivney originally founded the charitable Knights of Columbus partly as a Catholic alternative to the lure of the secretive, cultic Freemasons.

The Exorcist took the relic and said, “Through the intercession of Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney, I command the demons to leave!” The young woman said she heard the demons mocking him, “That country priest, are you kidding me!?” (Exorcists recognize in demons’ mocking behavior often their underlying terror of what is to come.)

Then the Exorcist said, “I ask the Lord to manifest the sanctity of Michael McGivney through the pain the demons endure.” The demons let out a blood-curdling scream. More so than during the previous prayers, these screams were louder and tinged with desperation. It was clear to everyone in the room that something important was happening.

The relic was then placed on the crown of the afflicted woman’s head and the demons let out another blood-curdling scream. As the same time, the attending priest read the “Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney.” Each time the relic touched her body, she writhed and screamed.

The Exorcist again commanded the demons to leave through the intercession of Fr. McGivney. She convulsed and started to cough up a white frothy foam- typical in an exorcism especially as demons begin to leave. Then the writhing and screams stopped. The woman came back to herself and was at peace. It was clear that a number of the demons had just departed.

The exorcism was moving forward but when Fr. McGivney was invoked, it was taken to a new level. Upon reflection, we were not surprised that Fr. McGivney was so effective against demons of freemasonry, since he had dedicated his life to an alternative: the Knights of Columbus. Moreover, the reactions of the demons confirmed our own conviction of the sanctity of Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney. We will certainly invoke this holy priest’s intercession in future exorcisms, especially when the demons of freemasonry are involved.

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[More about the miracles attributed to Blessed Michael McGivney HERE]

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 15 
Fifth Sunday of Easter 

Roman Ordinary calendar

St. Isidor the Farmer

Acts of the Apostles 14,21b-27.

After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the good news to that city and made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch. 
They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” 
They appointed presbyters for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had put their faith. 
Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. 
After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia. 
From there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now accomplished. 
And when they arrived, they called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 

Psalms 145(144),8-9.10-11.12-13ab.

The LORD is gracious and merciful, 
slow to anger and of great kindness. 
The LORD is good to all 
and compassionate toward all his works. 

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, 
and let your faithful ones bless you. 
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom 
and speak of your might. 

Making known to men your might 
and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom. 
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages, 
and your dominion endures through all generations. 

Book of Revelation 21,1-5a.

Then I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 
I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them (as their God). 
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, (for) the old order has passed away.” 
The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then he said, “Write these words down, for they are trustworthy and true.” 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 13,31-33a.34-35.

When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 
(If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. 
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. 
I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. 
This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 


Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) 
founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity 
A Simple Path (© 1995)

“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another”

I always say that love starts at home: family first, and then your own town or city. It is easy to love people who are far away but it is not always so easy to love those who live with us or right next to us. I do not agree with the big way of doing things – love needs to start with an individual. To get to love a person, you must contact that person, become close. Everyone needs love. All must know that they’re wanted and that they are important to God. 

Christ said, “Love one another as I have loved you.” He also said, “Whatever you did to the least of my brethren, you did it to me,” (Mt 25:40) so we love Him in the poor – and every human being in the world is poor in something or other. He said, “I was hungry and you fed me (…) I was naked and you clothed me” (Mt 25:35). I always remind the Sisters and Brothers that our day is made up of twenty-four hours with Jesus.

Traditional Latin Mass Readings for this Sunday

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Abp. Viganò: Pope Francis has displayed ‘unequalled duplicity’ in his treatment of Cardinal Zen

‘The poisoned fruits of the Sino-Vatican Agreement are now apparent.’

Joseph Zen, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, poses for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Zen — the retired but still outspoken former archbishop of Hong Kong — told Bloomberg News last month that he wrote to Pope Francis to denounce efforts by the Vatican to reach a landmark agreement with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China. Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg via Getty Images

LifeSiteNews: 

On Wednesday it was announced that Cardinal Joseph Zen had been arrested by the authorities in Hong Kong. The investigation and arrest was made by the special police section set up by the government of Beijing to watch over Chinese national security, that is, to suppress any form of dissent or protest over the violations of human rights committed by the Chinese dictatorship.

The elderly Cardinal – who in the past has expressed strong criticism of the secret agreement signed between the Chinese regime and the Holy See – was interrogated and then released on bail. His passport was also confiscated. What has happened is a very grave violation of the freedoms and rights enjoyed by every human person, all the more deplorable in the case of a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. The Vatican Press Office, with obvious embarrassment, limited itself to expressing “concern” without making any formal protest to the Beijing government. Only a few days earlier, ten other priests of the Baoding community, who belong to the clandestine Church, were abducted and sent to forced “re-education” by the Chinese Communist Party because they were unwilling to join the patriotic sect, adding to the list of abuses and oppression against Catholics who are faithful to the underground Church.

The poisoned fruits of the Sino-Vatican Agreement are now apparent. The Bergoglian church prefers to remain silent about the persecution of Catholics who belong to the clandestine Church after having handed them over to retaliations at the hands of the patriotic sect and the Chinese Communist Party. In exchange, Beijing rewards the Holy See for its services with substantial annual funding: the mercenaries allow themselves to be bought with thirty pieces of silver that are dripping with the blood of the martyrs of the Church of silence.

In September 2020, on the eve of the renewal of that infamous agreement, Cardinal Zen came to Rome to meet Bergoglio, who humiliated him with an indignant refusal to meet with him because of the Chinese Cardinal’s well-known position on the Sino-Vatican Agreement and its repeated violations. This affront against a Prince of the Church gave a clear signal to the Chinese dictatorship, which then felt free to act without fearing consequences or that the Vatican would take a position. The tenant of the Vatican, however, finds time to receive high-ranking representatives of the New World Order, representatives of globalism and usurious finance, dictators and war criminals, and even the wives of the soldiers fighting in the neo-Nazi Azov battalion, which in the past few days used civilians as human shields during the Russian siege of the Azovstal steel plant. Someone pointed out that the Russian-Canadian activist Pyotr Verzilov accompanied two Ukrainian wives to the papal audience: he is the founder and spokesman of the feminist group Pussy Riot, known for carrying out profanations and sacrileges against Orthodox churches in Russia, following the model of Femen in the West. It leaves us disconcerted that the representative of an anti-Christian movement that has made blasphemy the heart of its subversive action has been admitted to an audience at the Vatican.

This attitude of unequalled duplicity, that is anything but ambiguous, shows how Bergoglio’s deep church is totally aligned not only with the psycho-pandemic narrative but also with the insane management of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis by the deep state. Cardinal Zen is added to the dubia Cardinals in the list of those to whom Bergoglio has never responded to or received in audience, even as he has personally handwritten a letter of support to James Martin, S.J. With that umpteenth endorsement, Bergoglio confirms that he intends to normalize the pan-sexualism of the infamous LGBTQ ideology within the Catholic Church, and along with it the consequent eternal perdition of many souls.

The wisdom and prudence of Vatican diplomacy, a precious legacy of centuries of experience that was once admired by all the chanceries of the world, is today under the guidance of Pietro Parolin but a distant memory: courtly interests, economic profits, and criminal connivances all shamelessly prevail right before the eyes of both God and men. The faithful look on scandalized at the transformation of the Holy See into a den of thieves (Lk 19:46).

I exhort my brother bishops and priests as well as faithful laity to support His Eminence with prayer, expressing your closeness and solidarity with him at this difficult time. May the trials to which Cardinal Zen is being subjected merit from Heaven that reward which the Lord has promised to those who serve the Holy Church with fidelity and who remain steadfast in the Faith, without allowing themselves to be contaminated by the spirit of the world.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

13 May 2022

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Our Lady of Fatima

By John Paul Meenan at Catholic Insight:

The revelations of Our Lady of Fatima have been in the minds and heart of Catholics in the twentieth century, and indeed many others across the world, and have taken on greater significance in events of late, as we careen into 2022, with who-knows-what on the horizon.

It was on this spring day in 1917, while the world was destroying itself in the ‘war to end all wars’, that a heavenly woman, filled with light, appeared to three peasant children on a hillside outside the village of Fatima Portugal. The Lady was in their own description, brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. She appeared to them on the 13th of each month – with the exception of August, when the children were imprisoned by the Masonic mayor, and the woman appeared on the 19th – culminating in the final apparition in October, and the famous ‘miracle of the Sun’. The woman gave the children admonitions and ‘secrets’, the third of which still occupies our minds and imaginations.

But, without delving into the complexity of that topic at present, we can say that the principal message of Fatima was, Our Lady’s words, as interpreted by the little seers, to pray a lot, a lot for the sinners and sacrifice a lot, as many souls perish in hell because nobody is praying or making sacrifices for them. The Virgin especially advocated the Holy Rosary, which has in turn been urged by holy Mother Church, and every Pope ever since, to prepare ourselves and others for whatever it is God has in store for us.

In 1981, on the memorial of Our Lady of Fatima – forty years ago today – Mehmet Alic Agca fired four bullets from his Browning 9mm at close range, in an attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter’s Square, soon after his Wednesday address. Ironically, this was during his ongoing series on the Theology of the Body. Two of the bullets hit the Pope, in his left hand, and in his abdomen, which narrowly missed his aorta and vital organs; even so, he nearly died – blood was everywhere. As the Pontiff was later to say, before he later left that small piece of lead in the crown of Our Lady, that she had guided that bullet, so that, we may presume, we might have him with us for another quarter of a century – and what would the world be without the teaching and example of Pope John Paul?

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Our Lady of Fatima – through her three saintly seers – predicts many of the apocalyptic events through which we as a people have lived: A greater war two decades on, ‘if people did not repent’; the spreading of the errors of Communism – not just Russia, but the looming threat of China’s perhaps even greater evil; the increase in sin and all the crimes against life; in rebellion against God, and, of course, in the Third Secret, revealed in the millennial year 2000, that mysterious attack upon ‘a man clad in white’, who would fall as though dead, but would rise. Agca at his trial in 1985 claimed that his attack was ‘tied to the Third Secret of the Madonna of Fatima’, fifteen years before the secret was revealed.

God has His mysteries, and prophecies are usually complex, conditional, mysterious. We are not people fated to one course of action, but free beings, made in the very image of God, who must choose our path and our destiny. Events will unfold in accord with those choices.

As the last century began, Pope Leo XIII purportedly had a vision of Satan, who claimed he would be given a ‘100-year reign’, wherein God would allow the Evil One greater freedom to wreak havoc in the world, something that prompted the Pope to write the prayer to Saint Michael, and have it said after every Mass (a pious custom that Pope Benedict, in his 2011 revision of the Liturgy, asked we revive after every Mass).  Of course, in the designs of God’s providence, the Almighty would bring, and has brought, greater good out of this evil, in ways that we will only fully understand at the end of time.

We should get too absorbed in the future, and let the evils of the day be sufficient thereto. It is in the light of the conditionality of God’s providence, that the ‘secrets’ of Fatima should be seen. Francesco and Jacinta died soon after the visions, as they themselves predicted, in the Spanish influenza in that fateful year 1918 which killed millions across the globe, canonized by Pope Francis in his own pilgrimage to Fatima in the centennial of 191). And we should not make too much of the so-called ‘third secret’, a mystical vision made public by Cardinal Ratzinger in June of 2000, (this link to the Vatican summary is worth reading in full) which has exercised the minds many – some saying that there are bits still to be revealed – with lurid visions of apocalyptic scenarios, disintegration within the Church, and horrors all around. Sister Lucia claimed, before her own death in 2005, that the secretes were no longer secrets, and that the consecration of Russia had been fulfilled. One wonders, and what might be the effect of Pope Francis’ recent attempt. As I wrote back then, consecrations only ‘work’ if we live in accord with what is implied in the consecration (Baptism and scapulars are no absolute guarantee of heaven, and one can ‘eat and drink’ the Eucharist to one’s condemnation).

A side note: By one of those coincidences of providence, it was on this day also in 1373, in a west English village, that the anchorite Blessed Julian of Norwich had her own visions and dialogues with Our Lord, published as The Revelations of Divine Love. Her room, now chapel, still stands, and I had the privilege of praying a Rosary there with the parish priest and some parishioners in my pilgrimage through Scotland, England and to Rome in 2018.

We as Catholics should be cautious of private revelation, for, strictly speaking, they can offer nothing new to the faith, neither adding to nor subtracting from the body of public revelation, given to us by Christ, preserved by the Apostles, and handed on and explicated through their successors in the Magisterium.  The whole purpose of private revelation is to help us live out more perfectly – and, I would add, joyfully – what God has already revealed in His Son. As the Catechism states:

Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. (par. 67)

The only elements that bind us in the realm of faith are those things already revealed by Christ, as clarified by His Magisterium, such as Our Lady’s call for prayer and penance for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. As Cardinal Ratzinger put it, in the aforementioned commentary on Fatima:

Allow me to add here a personal recollection: in a conversation with me Sister Lucia said that it appeared ever more clearly to her that the purpose of all the apparitions was to help people to grow more and more in faith, hope and love – everything else was intended to lead to this.

Of course, the miracles and prophecies of Fatima, along with all the other private revelations throughout history, are very good helps and supports to our faith. Many were converted by witnessing the remarkable miracle of the Sun on the last Fatima vision, on the rain-drenched October 13th morning in 1917, and by the fulfillment of the predictions not only of the end of the ‘war to end all wars’ in the following year, but also the tragic beginning of another war in the late summer of 1939, when, as the children foresaw, a ‘bright light’ throughout the sky would presage an even worse conflict, if men did not amend their ways.

You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father

This revelation is not meant to make us quake in fear of a vengeful God ready to cast us all into the fiery furnace. Rather, its primary intent is that we don’t have to go to hell, nor even go to war, if we but choose the way of truth and life. His ‘yoke’ truly is that easy. The Father, Who loves us more than we could possibly imagine, wills – nay, desires with His paternal heart – to bring us into His kingdom, where there are enough ‘mansions’ for every soul on earth. Any ‘punishment’, we bring upon our own heads. 

Tradition has called all these various miracles, prophecies, even the very holiness of the visionaries and saints – which at times seems so unattainable – motiva credibilitatis – motives of credibility – all those things which either lead someone into faith, or increase the faith of those who have it already (cf., CCC, #156).

What we can be assured of is that the three young children in that field in Portugal on those days of 1917 really did see Our Lady, the young Virgin chosen by God to be the dwelling for His Incarnation, who now exists body and soul glorified in heaven.  The apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, along with Lourdes and Guadalupe, have been brought into the public liturgy of the Church, which gives them Magisterial credence. Through these innocent visionaries we too have some indirect access to that celestial realm, which seems so far from this fractious vale of tears through which we now journey, but yet in reality so near.

If we have ‘eyes to see’, Our Lady of Fatima helps us keep those eyes, along with our minds and hearts, ever ‘upward’, knowing that whatever may come, however we may live and eventually die, old or young or middle-aged, whether in the apocalypse or in some more mundane manner, all things work together for the good for those who love God, that we too are made for heaven, not for earth, and that by following her Son’s commandments and inspirations, we too will one day join her and all the saints in glory.

What in the end could be more hopeful?

Our Lady and the Seers of Fatima, orate pro nobis!

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Cardinal Zen’s Arrest Will Test the Vatican’s Agreement With Communist China

The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong was arrested with four others Wednesday for ‘collusion with foreign forces’ and has since been released on bail. 

In this picture taken Sept. 11, 2020, Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, speaks with a reporter during an AFP interview at his residence in Hong Kong.
In this picture taken Sept. 11, 2020, Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, speaks with a reporter during an AFP interview at his residence in Hong Kong. (photo: Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images)

Edward Pentin  Blogs May 11, 2022

VATICAN CITY — The arrests of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun and four pro-democracy activists Wednesday on charges of alleged “collusion with foreign forces” pose a direct challenge to the Holy See and the effectiveness of its recent controversial efforts to work more closely with Beijing.

The Holy See issued a brief statement on Wednesday afternoon saying it had “learned with concern the news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest and is following the situation with great attention.”

The 90-year-old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong was released from custody late Wednesday but on police bail and so still faces pending charges.

The cardinal has been an outspoken critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocratic rule and his arrest comes just three and a half years after the Holy See signed a secret and controversial provisional agreement with Beijing aimed at legitimizing the appointment of bishops. 

The agreement, which the cardinal decried as a “betrayal” of the underground Church loyal to Rome, was renewed in late 2020. The latest developments will test the effectiveness of those accords and whether they have in fact offered the Holy See any true bargaining power. The Vatican has always argued that patience is necessary before these agreements bear fruit and it will be of interest to see how they respond as the cardinal’s case proceeds. His arrest is also a significant test for his current successor, Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan, who took charge of the diocese last December.

The cardinal was arrested with four others for running a now-disbanded fund that helped defend those apprehended for pro-democracy protests. 

The “612 Humanitarian Relief Fund,” set up in 2019, raised more than $32 million for those affected, but Hong Kong police shut it down last year under the territory’s national security law that came into force in 2020. 

Cardinal Zen and the U.S. government have criticized the law for eroding civil and political freedoms that Beijing had promised Hong Kong under the “one country, two systems” arrangement when the territory was returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997.  

All five of those arrested were trustees of the “612 Humanitarian Relief Fund” and include the well-known senior barrister and politician Margaret Ng; activist and pop singer Denise Ho; former lawmaker Cyd Ho (already in prison on a separate charge); and former academic and activist Hui Po-keung.

Sources in Hong Kong have told the Register that Hui “triggered” the arrests as he prepared to board a flight from Hong Kong to Germany on Tuesday. All five have been charged for alleged “collusion with foreign forces.” 

“These are the most respected people in the democracy movement and it’s a real coalition,” said Mark Simon, a friend and former business associate of Jimmy Lai, a Catholic business tycoon jailed last year for breaching the national security law by taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations. 

Simon told the Register that to arrest three of the five “would have had to be signed off by Beijing, especially Cardinal Zen, given the implications with the Vatican, so what it tells us is they don’t care what’s going on or who’s in charge. In other words, they don’t care about a fresh start with the new chief executive.” 

John Lee is the new chief executive, effectively the head of the Hong Kong government, a former ex-security chief for Hong Kong and a staunch supporter of Beijing. Reportedly deeply unpopular due to his crackdown on protestors during demonstrations over a controversial extradition bill in 2019 (the protests were the pretext for the national security law), Lee’s appointment at the weekend has been widely seen as Beijing tightening its grip on the former British colony. He takes up his post in July.  

Benedict Rogers, founder of the NGO Hong Kong Watch, condemned the arrests, telling CNA that they “signal beyond a doubt that Beijing intends to intensify its crackdown on basic rights and freedoms in Hong Kong.” 

Friends of the cardinal have told the Register that he has long expected to be arrested and is not afraid of his fate at the hands of the authoritarian, Beijing-led rulers now running Hong Kong.

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ITALIAN, INDIAN COURTS DEMOLISH FORCED JABS

VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com)

The Vatican has extended its vaccine regime until May 31, despite Italian courts striking down mandatory vaccinations and ruling that the inoculation offers a “zero guarantee” protection against the transmission of COVID-19. 

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Vatican secretary of state Cdl. Pietro Parolin

In a landmark judgment, the Padua court declared Italy’s vaccine obligation to be “unreasonable,” as it can “notoriously happen,” as “daily experience confirms, that a vaccinated person contracts the virus and infects other people.”

Vaccinated persons (who are not required to undergo testing for COVID-19) “can be equally infected and can, therefore, equally infect others; the guarantee that the vaccinated person is not infected is zero,” Judge Roberto Beghini wrote in the verdict, published April 28. 

A COVID-19 diagnostic test does not provide an absolute guarantee that the individual is not infected. Hence, it needs to be repeated periodically. While “the guarantee provided by the test, repeated, is certainly relative, that given by the vaccine is zero,” Beghini stressed.

Unconstitutional Jabs

In comments to Church Militant, top Italian ethicist Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi explained that the Padua court “had expressed itself in a crystal-clear manner, blowing to bits the dominant single narrative on vaccination.”

Dr. Di Blasi, a key expert witness in an earlier landmark judgment by the constitutional court of Sicily against forced vaccinations, said that “the Padua judge took it for granted that the legislation on compulsory vaccination is unconstitutional … and is also contrary to European fundamental principles.”

Di Blasi, author of the bestseller Pandemic: An Invitation to Confrontation, elaborated, “The Padua judge strongly confirmed that vaccines do not protect against contagion and that this can now be considered an indisputable fact — so obvious that it does not need trial evidence. Vaccines do not serve the common good and, therefore, cannot be imposed on citizens.

Earlier in April, in deciding the case of a nursing student who was barred from the University of Palermo for refusing the shot, the Sicilian court ruled that the vaccine obligation was unconstitutional. 

Forced vaccination violates the right to health (Article 32), right to work (Article 4), right to education (Article 34) and right to freedom of thought (Article 21) of the Italian Constitution‎, the court noted. 

The student argued that the vaccine is experimental, that he had already had COVID-19 (thus enjoying ‎permanent immunity) and that he would be at risk of dying from antibody-dependent enhancement.

The court also noted that the number of adverse events from COVID-19 jabs is “significantly higher than that found for ‎other mandatory vaccines,” with “disorders and pathologies affecting the ‎cardiocirculatory (thrombosis, ischemia, immune ‎thrombocytopenia), lymphatic, cardiovascular (including ‎myocarditis), endocrine [and] immune systems, connective and ‎musculoskeletal tissues, nervous, renal, respiratory systems and ‎neoplasm.” 

“There are very serious events, whose statistical frequency ‎can question the constitutionality balance represented by the overall ‎tolerability for the obliged subject of the possible side effects,” the court observed.

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Dr. Jacob Puliyel

India’s Vaccine Verdict

In a similar judgment, India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dr. Jacob Puliyel, former member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, declaring that “bodily integrity is protected under Article 21 of the Constitution, and no individual can be forced to be vaccinated.”

“Further, personal autonomy of an individual, which is a recognized facet of the protections guaranteed under Article 21, encompasses the right to refuse to undergo any medical treatment in the sphere of individual health,” Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai wrote. 

The government failed to prove that “the risk of transmission of the virus from unvaccinated individuals is almost on par with that from vaccinated persons,” and, hence, its vaccine mandates “cannot be said to be proportionate,” the top court ruled. 

“Information relating to adverse effects following immunization is crucial for creating awareness around vaccines and their efficacy, apart from being instrumental in further scientific studies,” the judges added. 

Vatican Prolongs Vaccine Regime

However, in a decree issued May 6, Vatican secretary of state Cdl. Pietro Parolin announced an extension of the vaccine obligation, arguing that the “current pandemic situation calls for specific, extraordinary and exceptional measures to counter it and to ensure the safe conduct of activities, including by way of derogation from existing legislation.”

The Vatican imposed a “Super Green Pass” on its territory and on its extra-territorial properties in its Dec. 23 decree, compelling all residents, staff and visitors to be doubly jabbed and boosted or recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. The decree does not permit diagnostic COVID-19 testing as a condition of entry. 

Italy ended major COVID-19 restrictions on April 30, no longer requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination to visit places like restaurants, bars and museums. A basic Green Pass is still needed to enter hospitals and retirement homes.

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Update on Unrest: Tabernacle Stolen, Catholic Church Defaced, Pregnancy Clinic Vandalized 

‘We are not fighting flesh and blood. We’re fighting dark demonic forces.’

The tabernacle belonging to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was reported stolen on May 9, 2022.

Shannon Mullen/CNANation May 10, 2022

More criminal acts targeting Catholic churches and pro-life advocates were reported Monday, after a Mother’s Day weekend marked by unrest in multiple locations in the U.S. tied to anger over a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

In one of the latest incidents, the pastor a Catholic church in Katy, Texas, reported on May 9 that its tabernacle had been stolen from the church overnight. It was not known whether the theft had any connection to a pro-abortion group’s recent threats to disrupt Catholic Masses on Sunday and burn the Eucharist.

“We don’t know who did it but the police are investigating. Please pray for us and for those who committed this criminal sacrilege,” Father Christopher Plant of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, located in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, tweeted May 9. Additional information was unavailable prior to publication Monday.

In another incident, a Catholic church in northern Colorado known for its active pro-life ministry was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti over the weekend.

Vandalism at St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colo., May 7, 2022. Eileen Pulse

The exterior of St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, about an hour’s drive north of Denver, was defaced with red spray-painted inscriptions of “My Body My Choice” and a symbol that appears to be an “A” signifying “anarchy.” Police said the incident took place around 1:15 am on Saturday, May 7, and that some “exterior glass panels” were also broken. 

In addition, Twitter user Rev. Dean Nelson tweeted May 9 that a pro-life Northern Virginia pregnancy resource center was vandalized overnight. CNA confirmed that the clinic is First Care Women’s Health clinic in Manassas, Virginia. A photo shows black spray paint written on the side of the building saying, “ABORTION IS A RIGHT,” and “LIARS.”

Becky Sheetz, CEO of First Care Women‘s Health, told CNA on Monday that “we are not fighting flesh and blood. We’re fighting dark demonic forces. And you know that when you get into this work. ” She added, “This targeting is a symbol of our effectiveness.”

Protesters Blocked in Seattle

Another incident Sunday involved a heated confrontation between a security guard and protesters outside St. James Cathedral in Seattle, captured in a video posted online by The Post Millennial.

The video shows that as protesters begin walking up the church steps toward the security guard, who stands in their path, one woman falls down the stairs, which prompts other protesters to accuse the security guard of having pushed her. The video does not show whether the security guard pushes her or not.

The protesters then shout expletives at the security guard. A police officer then steps between the security guard and the protesters on the steps. One of the protesters can be heard on the video saying that the group planned to deliver a stack of coat hangers to the church, an apparent reference to claims that overturning Roe would signal a return to illicit “back alley” abortions.

In a statement to CNA, the Archdiocese of Seattle disputed the claim that the demonstrator was pushed down the stairs.

“Given the news last week that pro-abortion groups may protest during Masses this weekend, the Archdiocese of Seattle issued a communication to all parishes on Friday to alert them to this possibility,” the statement said.

“Over the weekend we received notice that a group was planning to protest at St. James Cathedral on Sunday. When protestors arrived they were asked to remain on the sidewalk and not enter the Cathedral since Mass had started. One woman rushed up the stairs into the security guard in an attempt to slip by him. In defense, he held up his arm and she flopped backwards. She was not pushed in any way,” the statement continued. “The Seattle Police, who were called ahead of time, witnessed the entire scene and wrote a report deeming her actions an assault on the security guard.”

The Seattle Police Department did not respond to CNA’s request for information prior to publication.

Biden Condemns Arson Attack

In one of the previously reported incidents, the office of a pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin, was set on fire Sunday morning after at least one Molotov cocktail was thrown at the building. The fire was quickly put out by the Madison Fire Department. No one was hurt, police said. Graffiti left on the building’s exterior said, “If abortions aren’t safe than you aren’t either.”

In a statement, the White House condemned the attack on the headquarters of the group, Wisconsin Family Action. 

“President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe. The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate,” the White House statement said.

Anger among supporters of legalized abortion erupted last week when Politicopublished a leaked draft of a preliminary opinion written by conservative associate justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. in a Mississippi abortion case. Politicoreported that four other conservative justices were poised to join Alito in overturning the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe and another decision nearly 20 years later in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that affirmed Roe’s legalization of abortion nationwide.

In response, a pro-abortion group, Ruth Sent Us, called on abortion advocates to disrupt Catholic Masses on Mother’s Day. The group also posted the addresses of several conversative justices and called for rallies outside their homes. Protesters demonstrated outside the homes of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday.

Ruth Sent Us called for another protest outside Alito’s home on Monday night.

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Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel 

Monte Gargano, Italy (492)

[This feast is normally celebrated on 8th May, but is transferred to 9th as the 8th fell on a Sunday]

Apparition of
Saint Michael the Archangel

It is evident from Holy Scripture that God is pleased to make frequent use of the ministry of the heavenly spirits in the dispensations of His providence in this world. The Angels are all pure spirits; by a property of their nature they are immortal, as is every spirit. They have the power of moving or conveying themselves at will from place to place, and such is their activity that it is not easy for us to conceive of it. Among the holy Archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are particularly distinguished in the Scriptures. Saint Michael, whose name means Who is like unto God?, is the prince of the faithful Angels who opposed Lucifer and his followers in their revolt against God. Since the devil is the sworn enemy of God’s holy Church, Saint Michael is given to it by God as its special protector against the demon’s assaults and stratagems.

Various apparitions of this powerful Angel have proved the protection of Saint Michael over the Church. We may mention his apparition in Rome, where Saint Gregory the Great saw him in the air sheathing his sword, to signal the cessation of a pestilence and the appeasement of God’s wrath. Another apparition to Saint Ausbert, bishop of Avranches in France, led to the construction of Mont-Saint-Michel in the sea, a famous pilgrimage site. May 8th, however, is destined to recall another no less marvelous apparition, occurring near Monte Gargano in the Kingdom of Naples.

In the year 492 a man named Gargan was pasturing his large herds in the countryside. One day a bull fled to the mountain, where at first it could not be found. When its refuge in a cave was discovered, an arrow was shot into the cave, but the arrow returned to wound the one who had sent it. Faced with so mysterious an occurrence, the persons concerned decided to consult the bishop of the region. He ordered three days of fasting and prayers. After three days, the Archangel Saint Michael appeared to the bishop and declared that the cavern where the bull had taken refuge was under his protection, and that God wanted it to be consecrated under his name and in honor of all the Holy Angels.

Accompanied by his clergy and people, the pontiff went to that cavern, which he found already disposed in the form of a church. The divine mysteries were celebrated there, and there arose in this same place a magnificent temple where the divine Power has wrought great miracles. To thank God’s adorable goodness for the protection of the holy Archangel, the effect of His merciful Providence, this feast day was instituted by the Church in his honor.

It is said of this special guardian and protector of the Church that, during the final persecution of Antichrist, he will powerfully defend it: At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince who protects the children of thy people. (Dan. 12:1) Compare this text with Chapter 10 of the Apocalypse of Saint John.

Reflection. Saint Michael is not only the protector of the Church, but of every faithful soul. By humility he defeated the devil; we who are enlisted in the same warfare must adopt his weapons — humility and ardent love of God. Regarding this Archangel as our leader under God, let us courageously resist the devil in all his assaults with our protector’s famous exclamation: Who is like unto God?

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 8 
Fourth Sunday of Easter 

Roman Ordinary calendar

Bl. Teresa Demjanovich, St. Victor


Acts of the Apostles 13,14.43-52.

Paul and Barnabas continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the sabbath they entered the synagogue and took their seats. 
After the congregation had dispersed, many Jews and worshipers who were converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to remain faithful to the grace of God. 
On the following sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. 
Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first, but since you reject it and condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 
For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.'” 
The Gentiles were delighted when they heard this and glorified the word of the Lord. All who were destined for eternal life came to believe, 
and the word of the Lord continued to spread through the whole region. 
The Jews, however, incited the women of prominence who were worshipers and the leading men of the city, stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their territory. 
So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. 
The disciples were filled with joy and the holy Spirit. 

Psalms 100(99),2.3.5.

Sing joyfully to the Lord all you lands, 
serve the LORD with gladness; 
come before him with joyful song. 

Know that the LORD is God; 
he made us, his we are; 
his people, the flock he tends. 

The LORD is good: 
his kindness endures forever, 
and his faithfulness, to all generations. 

Book of Revelation 7,9.14b-17.

I, John, had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. 
I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.” He said to me, “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” 
“For this reason they stand before God’s throne and worship him day and night in his temple. The one who sits on the throne will shelter them. 
They will not hunger or thirst anymore, nor will the sun or any heat strike them. 
For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 10,27-30.

Jesus said: «My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. 
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. 
The Father and I are one.”


Basil of Seleucia (?-c.468) 
Bishop 
Homily 26 on the Good Shepherd ; PG 85, 299-308

“I am the good shepherd, the true shepherd” (Jn 10:11)

Abel, the first shepherd, was pleasing to the Lord, who willingly accepted his sacrifice and looked with even more favor on the giver as on the gift he made (Gn 4:4). Scripture also draws attention to Jacob, the shepherd of Laban’s flocks, noting the care he took for his sheep: “How often the scorching heat ravaged me by day, and the frost by night!” (Gn 31:40); and God rewarded this man for his labor. Moses, too, was a shepherd on the mountains of Midian, preferring to be ill-treated with God’s people than to know rejoicing [in the palace of Pharaoh]. And God, pleased at his choice, as a reward allowed him to see him (Ex 3:2). After this vision Moses did not abandon his shepherd’s office but with his staff commanded the elements (Ex 14:16) and pastured the people of Israel. David was also a shepherd but his shepherd’s staff was changed to a royal sceptre and he received a crown. Now, do not be astonished if all these shepherds were close to God. The Lord himself was not ashamed to be called “shepherd” (Pss 23[22]; 80[79]). God was no more ashamed of pasturing men than he was of having created them.

But let us now consider our own shepherd, Christ. Let us see his love for humanity and his gentleness in leading them to pasture. He takes pleasure in the sheep who surround him just as he searches for those who stray. Hills or forests are no obstacle to him; he runs down into the valley of shadow (Ps 23[22):4) to reach the place where the lost sheep is to be found (…) He is seen in hell; he gives the command to come out; thus he seeks for the love of his sheep. Someone who loves Christ is someone who listens to his voice.

Traditional Latin Mass Readings for this Sunday

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A Message given by Our Lady of Ukraine

From Servants of Christ

Our Lady of Ukraine: A Catastrophe is imminent, just as in the time of Noah!

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PLEASE NOTE:

Today is the first Saturday of the month of May, the month specially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady. Enormous blessings descend on all those who practice devotion to the First Five Saturdays of the month. In this time of many offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a time of great confusion in the Church and danger threatening men’s eternal souls, never has it been more urgent than today to start (or continue) this devotion requested by Our Lady at Fatima.

How to Practice the Five First Saturday’s Devotion

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Archbishop Aguer: Vatican Resurrects Evil “Spirit of the Council” 

From Gloria.TV

Francis’ persistence in mockingly those who have a secure faith is a cause of astonishment, bewilderment, and concern, writes retired Archbishop Hector Aguer on Rorate-caeli.blogspot.com (May 3).

He complains that Francis is reviling Catholics as “rigorous Pharisees” and contradicts the Bible and John Paul II’s and Benedict XVI’s teaching.

For Aguer, Francis’ relativistic moralism reduces faith, morals and spirituality into Kant’s practical reason and submits to the dictates of a New World Order wanted by Freemasonry and the international money imperialism.

Aguer writes that “the Vatican is a hive of Freemasons, who help each other to climb to the most influential positions.”

He recalls Paul VI who said that the smoke of Satan has entered the House of God adding that the seductive “spirit of the Council” appears again, this time from the Vatican itself.

[See also on Gloria.TV: Francis will ”Obfuscate Faith” – Bishop Schneider]

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Amazon Will Pay for Employees to Kill Their Babies in Abortions

From Lifenews.com:

If pro-life Americans need another reason to quit using Amazon, here’s one: The company is giving money to employees to abort their unborn babies.

Reuters reports the online marketplace company told its employees Monday that it will give them up to $4,000 a year for travel expenses for elective abortions. The new benefit also applies to other “non-life threatening medical treatments,” according to the report.

Amazon joins Citigroup, Apple, Yelp, Levi Strauss and other companies that are giving their pregnant female employees money to abort their unborn babies.

These new incentives come as pro-life advocates hope and abortion activists fear the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. If that happens, researchers predict as many as 26 states will protect unborn babies by banning abortions.

Here’s more from Reuters:

Amazon’s new benefit, effective to Jan. 1 retroactively, applies if an operation is not available within 100 miles (161 km) of an employee’s home and virtual care is not possible, the company’s message said. It is open to U.S. employees or covered dependents enrolled in Premera or Aetna health plans, whether they work in a corporate office or a warehouse.

Amazon is the second largest company in the United States, reporting more than $386 billion in annual sales and nearly 1.5 million employees in 2021, according to Fortune.

The Reuters report did not mention if Amazon brought up politics in its message to employees, but dozens of other companies have criticized Texas openly for passing its heartbeat law. The law, which bans abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, has saved thousands of lives since it went into effect in September.

Pro-life advocates have been warning about Amazon’s pro-abortion leanings for years. The company has attracted outrage in recent years for censoring conservative authorsremoving a leading pro-life organization from its charitable giving program and helping to shut down the conservative social media platform Parler.

In March, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also gave a record donation – $275 million – to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Other companies, including Uber, GoDaddy, Match and Tinder, Stitch Fix, Patagonia and Seventh Generation, also have criticized Texas for working to save babies from abortion. The software company Salesforce even offered to help employees move out of Texas because of its 2021 pro-life law.

These companies are not helping women by offering incentives to abort their unborn babies. Women already face intense pressure to have abortions, sometimes from partners and other times from their employers.

What they and their babies need is real support, and pro-life advocates are striving to provide it. Along with passing the heartbeat law last year, Texas state lawmakers also increased support for pregnant and parenting mothers and babiesensuring that they have resources to choose life for their babies. Other pro-life advocates across the U.S. also are working to expand support services for families in need, through pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and even pregnant and parenting mothers in prison.

Prayer to End Abortions

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that You have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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St Louis de Montfort: “God wishes Mary to be the Mother of His children”

God the Father wishes Mary to be the mother of his children until the end of time and so he says to her, “Dwell in Jacob”, that is to say, take up your abode permanently in my children, in my holy ones represented by Jacob, and not in the children of the devil and sinners represented by Esau. 

Just as in natural and bodily generation there is a father and a mother, so in the supernatural and spiritual generation there is a father who is God and a mother who is Mary. All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for their mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father. This is why the reprobate, such as heretics and schismatics, who hate, despise or ignore the Blessed Virgin, do not have God for their father though they arrogantly claim they have, because they do not have Mary for their mother. Indeed if they had her for their mother they would love and honour her as good and true children naturally love and honour the mother who gave them life. 

An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish a heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God’s true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for our Lady. He endeavours by word and example, openly or insidiously – sometimes under specious pretexts – to belittle the love and veneration shown to her. God the Father has not told Mary to dwell in them because they are, alas, other Esaus.

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort 

Treatise on True Devotion

(source: Rorate Caeli)

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Fervent plea to all Founders of Religious Orders

The great Founders of Religious Orders are waiting in Heaven for our urgent prayers, to come to the rescue of their Holy Communities, and that of Holy Church.

Waste not a precious moment in these days of chaos, error and apostacy, to beseech the powerful intercession of these great servants, friends and favoured sons and daughters of God.

The demons are terrified of them, and attempt to destroy their holy foundations, by introducing laxity into the Rule by which they serve God, His Church and the faithful, to the sanctification of its members, and the salvation of the laity.

A demon was asked which prayer they feared the most. The answer was, Psalm 67, Arise O Lord, let Thy enemies by scattered…. This prayer is the base of the *Chaplet of the Holy Face.

Founders and great warriors of Christ and His Holy Church are waiting for our cry for help. So let us implore St.Ignatius, Ss. Dominic, Francis of Assisi, Benedict, Bruno, Francis de Sales, and John Bosco, along with all Holy Founders, to hasten to our delivery from the fiercest assault of hell in centuries.

Beg these Founders to restore the original Rule in their Orders. To fill the members with a burning love for and defence of the fulness of Holy Catholic truth. To love, preach, teach and defend the Holy Faith in its entirety. Beg the holy kings of countries to intercede with the King of kings to restore sound Catholic Monarchies in every nation. For kings to be once again that which they were in former times, benign and just fathers of their nations, under the Eternal Father.

Each nation, city town and village has its Guardian Angel; call urgently on them to protect their charges from the fallen angels and their human agents. Ask the national Angels to wrap a ribbon of the Most Precious Blood around their countries as an impenetrable barrier against their enemies, both spiritual and physical. Request the Angel Guardian to tightly bind all the internal enemies, rendering them impotent. And beseech the Mighty Queen of the Angels to send St. Michael, with legions of Angels, to defeat the evil ones, demonic and human, and where possible to attain their conversion.  Humbly request the Queen of Angels, to expose and render impotent, even the most hidden and most powerful agents of evil. All for the glory of God, and the salvation of souls.

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*How to pray the Chaplet to the Holy Face of Jesus:

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and pray: 
    “O God, come to my assistance; O Lord make haste to help me. Glory be…”
  2. In honour of the sense of TOUCH of Jesus, pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  3. Pray on the six beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  4. In honour of the sense of HEARING of Jesus, pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  5. Pray on the six beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  6. In honour of the sense of SIGHT of Jesus, pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  7. Pray on the six beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  8. In honour of the sense of SMELL of Jesus, pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  9. Pray on the six beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  10. In honour of the sense of TASTE of Jesus, pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  11. Pray on the six beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  12. Pray: “My Jesus Mercy,” followed by the Glory be…
  13. Pray on the three beads: “Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.”
  14. The chaplet is concluded by saying on the Cross: “God, our Protector, look on us and look on the Face of Thy Christ.”

Each six beads are preceded by a single bead, followed by a Glory be to recall the sense we wish to honour. The three other beads mark the three years of the public life of Our Lord, and have for their intention to honour all the wounds of His adorable Face; there are also preceded by a single bead, to be followed by a Glory be for the same intention. The Glory be is recited seven times in honour of the seven last words of Jesus upon the cross, and the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady of Sorrows.

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The Division of Opinion on Archbishop Vigano

By Ted Flynn at Abyssus Abyssum Invocat

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. – George Orwell

In every generation there seems to be one clergyman who ignites the passions in people.  With that passion the response is usually stridently differing opinions. It is often explosive around that individual because the rhetoric around them is so controversial. It really isn’t that dissimilar to a polarizing politician or pope. There is often little neutrality when the person’s name comes up. That man today is arguably Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

Previously there have been churchmen like Father Charles Coughlin (1891-1979). The firebrand had a weekly national radio broadcast that reached an estimated 30 million listeners in the 1930’s which operated under an organization called The National Union of Social Justice. This was no small audience when one estimates the population of the United States in 1930 was just 123 million people. As a man of his time, union and labor issues were at the forefront of the culture wars in the 1930’s, and he was at the center of social and religious thought for many people.

Another priest creating controversy toward the back end of the twentieth century was Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999). A man with academic credentials like few before or since, he was born in Ballylongford, Ireland in 1921, and was ordained in 1954 as a Jesuit. Up until his death, Martin was a lightening rod for many of the same reasons as Arch. Vigano is today. Depending on your world view, you either liked or disliked Father Martin. Towards the end of his life, he was arguably the most controversial priest in the world due to his writings. His book Hostage to the Devil—the Possession and Exorcism of five Contemporary Americans (1976) detailed the inner forces at work during an exorcism. His book The Jesuits—The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church (1987) was more controversial. It was clear to the reader that the Jesuits, as an order of men who had done enormous good for the Church and the world in previous generations, had lost their way, and he provided data points to back up his claim.  Martin’s last two major works more resemble the controversial issues of Arch. Vigano today. Martin’s book The Keys of this Blood: The Struggle for World Domination between Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Capitalist West (1990). Martin’s view was that there were three entities seeking to control the world stage through very dissimilar ideologies and methods; the Roman Catholic Church, Communism, and capitalism.  In 1996, Martin published Windswept House—A Vatican Novel. This was a work of historical fiction on the internal yet secretive methods to control the New World Order by a global elite network of like-minded people. The protagonist is a priest by the name of Father Gladstone from Galveston, Texas who the pope commissions to penetrate the cabal of men seeking to control the world through secret organizations. The punch line in the book is when the reigning pope asks the young priest, “to find out if it is organized.” In the end Gladstone finds out evil is deliberate and organized. Martin had a general theme in many of his books that the Vatican was totally compromised and corrupt, and infiltrated by Freemasonry. His view was there were many good men in the Church, but also some very evil men in very high positions exerting great influence. His view was that the root of the problem was Freemasonry which had penetrated deep into the interior of the Church, and corrupted it at the highest levels. Martin opined it was not redeemable other than by a supernatural spiritual event because the corruption was so widespread. Martin was a sincere believer in Garabandal, as we spoke of it at length on several occasions.

Upon Martin’s death, there was a contemporaneous voice like Martin in the same era, Father Nicholas Gruner. The torch of most controversial priest may have passed to Fr. Gruner (1942-2015) of the Fatima Apostolate when Father Martin passed.  Father Gruner died of a heart attack in 2015. Father Gruner was a humble and quiet man who never believed the Consecration of Russia was done as asked by the Blessed Mother. Father Gruner’s voice was global due to an enormous mailing list of devoted people with publications providing data on the internal dissent in the Vatican blocking the Consecration. He often said there were many high ranking prelates working against the Consecration, continually discrediting and refuting his views. His contention was the Consecration had not been done as asked, thus the world went through the pain we have seen. Father Gruner believed if the request had been fulfilled as asked, the world would have been spared much of the agony was saw in the Twentieth Century caused by Russia spreading its errors throughout the world. Father Gruner said, mentioning Russia by name with all bishops of the world was essential for its fulfillment. He died never believing it was done as asked. There are many other clergy like Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of the SSPX that have been controversial, but the point of this article is not to provide an exhaustive list of clergy in the center of the world storm.   

Enter Archbishop Vigano. Carlo Maria Vigano was born in 1941 in Varese, Italy, and was ordained a priest in 1968. His chosen motto for his priesthood is, “I know Him in who I believed” (2 Timothy 1:12). Vigano today is the new lightening rod of controversy with a worldwide audience. Like any man who becomes an Archbishop, he previously had many administrative positions worldwide. He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio (2011-2016) to the United States by Benedict XVI, and he personally asked Pope Benedict to be removed from consideration for the position. Benedict insisted he accept the position which he did. Upon arrival in the United States, he saw enormous corruption in the senior ranking clergy most notably Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (ordained in 1958), at that time wearing the red hat as the primate of Washington, D.C.; a very powerful diocese with access to political power just a few miles away from the Capitol dome. Vigano was in contact with Pope Benedict over the corruption of what he was seeing and began to expose the story. In the end Cardinal McCarrick was laicized over serious allegations of sexual abuse. Vigano said what was happening in the United States was epidemic with many in the hierarchy and clerical ranks who were complicit in such illicit conduct. A colossal system of patronage through networks shielded ranking clergy to continue their nefarious agenda thus enabling their activity to perpetually continue. Dissent of priests with valid concerns have been crushed by bishops abusing the vow of obedience, in essence making an abusive bishop a medieval tyrant over a fiefdom. As a result, few priests ever dissent in public lest they lose their faculty or outright removal from ministry. Many good clergy have been bludgeoned through obedience. 

Archbishop Vigano like Father Malachi Martin, was an insider who was knowledgeable of many of the stories that were being covered up by many senior ranking clergy, and wrote with great eloquence on many subjects at the center of political, social, economic, and church thought.  Most importantly, he could articulate with authority the perpetrators of the agenda.  He has been fearless in exposing the truth for the long-standing integrity of the Magisterium. Vigano said he was going to have to answer to God at judgment if he didn’t expose the truth as he saw it.  

Archbishop Vigano today is one of the very few Archbishops or Cardinals speaking with clarity on the plans and intent of the New World Order and Freemasonry in the Church, and the auto demolition of the Church from within. He sees the big picture, evil agenda, where globalists which to bring mankind, and is vocal about it. He sees the institutional rot in the body politic of the Deep State and the Deep Church. A close second speaking openly is Bishop A. Schneider, however, he is more focused on the Church rather than the wider issues geo politically. For this reason, there is so much controversy around what Vigano says. The divide over Vigano is that many cannot make the leap to his level of knowledge, and see the interior machinations of a secret agenda that is not public to the average person in the pew. Many think Arch. Vigano is swimming out of his lane, and another “conspiracy theorist.” He is anything but. Arch. Vigano is one of the few ranking prelates hacking at the roots of evil versus the tens of thousands hacking at the branches of evil. He is a modern-day John the Baptist crying in the wilderness speaking truth to power. Arch. Vigano is speaking at the institutional level of the rot and corruption around us to people of faith totally unaware of who the enemy actually is. He has awakened many from their slumber as he is so articulate. This lack of knowledge among the faithful has caused a profound confusion and lack of discipline in the world.    

If the last few years have shown us anything, it is no longer a conspiracy theory to speak on many subjects. The facts are all out in the open for all to see if people wish to look. The globalists are no longer hiding their plans. Vigano is rattling conventional Catholic thinking and some dyed in the wool Catholics find what he says too much to handle. In the prolife arena, there can be a march in Washington, D.C., where there are over one million people in the streets in protest as there was when Vice President Mike Pence addressed the March for Life rally, yet the very next day, no abortion centers were closed. A logical question must be asked, “are the methods being used effectuating change”? Arch. Vigano names the entities operating in the shadows funding and promoting these organizations.

The lies and deception have been so great by communists, some believers never saw what was coming because they didn’t believe what was happening in our culture. Many have simply failed to believe that anyone could have such an evil agenda to destroy our way of life and depopulate the earth. Many were unaware that there was an evil agenda coordinated and planned by The Deep State and Freemasonry to restructure the world in their image absent of a Divine Being. The diabolical head of freemasonry is Lucifer himself. He is the mastermind.  

My people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

Some believers and people of good-will have been asleep for several generations, and do not fully understand that evil never sleeps. Evil has a goal “to kill, destroy, and steal” (John 10:10). Usually, a person only has to be in another’s company for a very brief time before they both see where the other stands with their world view. The violent disruption we are witnessing in the culture is that Heaven is exposing evil as wheat is separated from the chaff. The lack of speaking up when error and immorality were being promoted and taught primarily in schools has caught up with us. We didn’t just arrive here overnight. It has been a gradual decline year after year with passive people ignoring the cultural decline looking to get along, to go along, and their silence has been consent. The end goal of the globalists is to silence all dissent, and with the cooperation of big tech and big government, both maniacally destructive, we are far down that road.

We are witnessing such madness it is hard to put it into words that are descriptive enough of the events taking place in our world. Many who call themselves democrats, socialists, or progressives are not that: they have become outright pagan. Their actions are no different from Moloch offering up child sacrifice to pagan gods in ancient days. When a party that is ruling the Presidency, the House, and the Senate, passes legislation allowing the mutilation of a child by promoting transgenderism and refuses to pass legislation requiring life-giving measures to infants born alive after a failed abortion, that is not progressive, it is pagan. The narrative needs to be stated for exactly what it is. Arch. Vigano is clear on where the blame lies.

To think that a person can be fired for calling a man “confused” while masquerading as a woman shows how far off course we are morally as a nation. Today, it is the sane person who is punished. It is a mass psychosis funded by Deep State government and multinational business that is intentionally indoctrinating youth even down to the kindergarten levels of school. If anyone cannot see by now that there is a virulent ruthless evil agenda by an organized global cabal (Deep State) to overthrow the country’s core beliefs through radical ideologies, they are not seeing straight — or worse in denial of it. We are presently watching a brilliantly executed overthrow of western Christian values by trained atheistic Marxists. We are living chapter one of the book of Romans where St. Paul addressed a pagan people about their personal traits and conduct. St. Paul gives many descriptions of their behavior that look like modern day America. This is another indicator of how morally depraved and reprobate America has become. Some people cannot see the truth because they have darkened intellects, and their actions are an attempt to justify their vile beliefs and habits. Nothing is more heinous and evil than the intentional corruption of the young. At this point, the blessings of God have been removed from our country due to grievous sin. As a nation we are no longer under His “hedge of protection” (Job1:10). However, there are many God-fearing believers and patriots, but many of our leaders are evil. Our nation generally accepts fraud no matter the industry or genre.

The left and an evil cabal of people, that is now called the Deep State, along with the Deep Church of all denominations, with heavy infiltration by secret societies, have been relentlessly chipping away at our way of life for decades. They perpetuate their ideology through like-minded people promoting colleagues into positions of authority from within all types of organizations, so they may subordinate dissent from their agenda. In this respect evil is organized, and Heaven has a lot to say on the organizations promoting this diabolical plan. It is an ideology of godless people where its fruits are chaos in the streets. It is the rotten fruit of Satan’s I will not serve (non serviam). It is the mentality of a person who wishes to resist the grace of God. It is the battle of the ages, Satan v. God, good v. evil. Through millennia it plays out in the streets always in the same way. To achieve the globalist goal, God in every form must first be removed from the public square. Christian education and thought has always been in their sights, and they removed it from education first, because it is the single biggest impediment to the execution of their agenda. The brainwashing and indoctrination in government schools (public) begins earlier and earlier, as youth are now the primary target.    

The term the Great Reset is about restructuring the world in a new image of the global elites to totally control the affairs of people, and ultimately give us all a social credit score and put us in a digital cage. The United Nations, the World Economic Forum, secret societies, the world’s largest banks, managed funds larger than the GDP of most all nations on earth, governments, tech giants, multi and transnational corporations are working in unison, and could pull the switch any day to create a dystopian nightmare for citizenry of the world that is barely believable. If a nation bucks the community of nations by stepping out of bounds with independent practices, they will be cut off from trade and bank funds, sanctioned, vilified, and excommunicated and treated as an outcast. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries have experienced it. Not that they have all had honorable intentions, but it does show if any nation sings off key from the global consensus, there are consequences. The globalists have a simple but powerful formula. If a country will not be under globalist-approved central bank control, it will be invaded and dissolved as a country. Being in unity with the community of nations is the preeminent and primary rule for sovereign survival today. The push for climate change and green energy is a large part of the globalist plan to institute carbon credits and force digital technology surveillance for all people of the world.

Technology and government are in lockstep on the methodology and the programs to implement the Great Reset. The plan was hatched decades ago. To turn a phrase, there is a new sheriff in town. They want to rule on their terms—by any means necessary. If you disagree, they will cancel you, and thus crush you into obscurity, poverty, and oblivion. There will be one winner and one loser in this fight. There are people in control now that believe the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Christianity are obsolete and have no place in the modern world. They believe these institutions have failed us because they are outdated and have been a colossal failure, and their goal is to destroy them by any means. The invasion on the southern border should show that clearly. People speak of the democrats not having a plan to stop millions of migrants illegally crossing.  From the beginning, their plan was an open border and they lied for decades to a gullible public. Western Civilization is intentionally being deconstructed in real time. It is on such a scale few can even believe it is thinkable, never mind happening.

There is also a concerted effort to redefine marriage and family with a pagan godless agenda as well. Moral relativism over the years has allowed the venomous cancerous destruction of families at the legislative level. Sister Lucy of Fatima told Cardinal Carlo Caffara, that Satan’s final attack would be on marriage and the family. In addition, we have a group of people brainwashed to call every action racist, thus their manic push for Critical Race Theory (CRT) to indoctrinate youth, to become global citizens and servants of the state. It is the old Malthusian doctrine that there are too many people in the world. At the very root of this thinking is the concept of sustainable development: thus the need to depopulate by limiting growth. What better way than a virus to lockdown the world and instill fear among the people, and take away basic human rights. The idea goes back a long way, but in the year 1972 Dennis and Donella Meadows (Club of Rome) published a book called Limits to Growth. Its premise was continued population growth requires exponential quantities of resources in a world with a finite supply and is not sustainable. Their book gained enormous traction in academia and beyond, and in many ways launched the environmental movement that has in time been hijacked and mutated into much more radical programs.

As we progress into the near future, at some point there will be no neutrality on many more subjects than we presently see.  Man is being winnowed. We are presently in the mother of all battles. This is a battle for all the marbles and how we will move into the future. You will either be in or out depending on your response to government dictates. Tough decisions will need to be made by families. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). We are strangers living in a strange land. Navigating in these times for a believer will be difficult, so sticking to the fundamentals of the faith for peace of soul will become paramount to maintain the mental stability and equilibrium to function. Yes, there is great hope, and we need to stand on the promises and not wobble. Jesus was not “a reed shaken by the wind,” and neither should we be.

Archbishop Vigano is speaking such profound truth it has rattled many, therefore his views are often dismissed as extreme. Heaven, with each passing day is exposing lies to the light. 

                                            Jesus I Trust in You


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