CATHOLIC CHURCH: WHERE ARE YOU HEADING?
Excerpt from Theologian Dániel Fülep’s interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan, July 2018
About the message of Our Lady of La Salette
Mr. Fülep: Maximin Giraud and Mélanie Calvat, two child shepherds at La Salette, France, reported that on 19 September 1846 the Blessed Virgin appeared to them and entrusted them with a message.47 She said that in the year 1864 Lucifer, together with a large number of demons, would be unloosed from hell;48 they would put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They would blind them in such a way that unless they are blessed with a special grace, they would take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions would lose all faith and would lose many souls. (…) The Church would witness a frightful crisis. (…) Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.49 Etc. These messages are so relevant today. In your talk you quoted the original text of the exorcism written by Pope Leo XIII in 1884, adding that the dramatic sentence “Where the Seat of Saint Peter” was later removed by Pius XI to avoid the scandal of truth. Today, however, this clause seems to be really prophetic. The current crisis of the Chair of Saint Peter was practically predicted by the authentic Marian apparitions at La Salette and Fatima. How is it that everybody, even the popes, fails to see these signs (with Leo XIII as an exception)?
His Excellency Bishop Schneider: I think that this part of the message of La Salette is very important for our days in view of this confusion of the loss of faith inside the Church. Pope Leo XIII wrote an exorcism, a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. Originally, it was a longer version, not this short version, which we know. In the longer version there is one expression where Pope Leo XIII himself states in the prayer: “in Rome, in this holy city where the Antichrist established his throne.” It was a mysterious expression. Later this longer version was printed in one edition of the Rituale Romanum, I think from the end of the 19th century. However, in the subsequent editions of the Rituale Romanum under the pontificate of Pius XI that phrase was cancelled. The expression about the throne of the Antichrist in Rome in the prayer of Pope Leo XIII is similar to an expression in the secret of La Salette. There remains also the question, how to interpret this expression in the secret of La Salette and in the prayer of Pope Leo XIII. Maybe Leo XIII meant the Freemason government in Italy that was established in Rome against the papacy. I don’t know. It was not said in the text of the secret of La Salette and in the prayer of Leo XIII that the throne of the Anti-Christ will be in the Vatican, but in Rome. In any case, I think we should take seriously this indication of Our Lady of La Salette, and of Pope Leo XIII about the presence of the evil and of the Antichrist in Rome. The presence of the evil in Rome penetrates to some extent even in the Vatican because there is no guarantee that there will be no infiltrations of the anti-Christian powers in the Vatican. In some way, we can state today that there are evidently some anti-Christian powers who are operating inside the Vatican. We can see this in manifest actions and in conferences, which are organised in the Vatican.
There were several conferences where explicit atheists and promoters of abortion and of the homosexual ideology were invited by Vatican authorities to speak. These are already clear signs that there is an infiltration even inside the Vatican of the anti-Christian powers.
47 On 19 September 1851, Pope Pius IX formally approved the public devotion and prayers to Our Lady of La Salette, referring to its messages of apparition as secrets. On 24 August 1852, Pope Pius IX once again mentioned the construction of the altar to La Salette. The same papal bull granted the foundation of the Associ- ation of Our Lady of La Salette, formalised on 7 September. On 21 August 1879, Pope Leo XIII formally granted a canonical coronation to the Virgin Mary’s image at the Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette. A Russian style tiara was granted to the image, instead of the solar-type tiara used in its traditional depictions of Our Lady during her apparitions. The message of the visionaries of La Salette focuses on the conversion of all humanity to Christ. John Vianney, John Bosco, and writer Joris-Karl Huysmans were all influenced by La Salette. The spirit of La Salette is said to be one of prayer, conversion, and commitment.
48 On 1864 September 28 – The International Workingmen’s As- sociation is founded in London by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
CP&S Comment – We highly recommend the reading of the entire interview contained in this pdf file linked to above.