Grace has fled from the Church and from the world. In his prophetic book, “The Vatican”, Father Malachi Martin tells us through his protagonist, Cardinal Lansing:
“Grace is the first fruit of the Spirit (that) Christ sent into the world. If grace has fled, it is because we have made its bearer unwelcome. Now, like John of the Cross, we must work in our very souls to make it welcome again – not as a visitor merely, but as chief resident in this Church. … Most of all, We must pray. And we must do penance. And then pray some more. And do still more penance. … Unless we do that, then in all our strategies and plans to outwit our enemies we will be just as they are. And if that happens, there will be no reasons any longer to fight them. They will have won, no matter who ends up with the power.”
In “The Vatican”, under the guise of fiction, Fr. Martin reveals to us the way that the secret societies behind international banking gained control over the Church and nearly brought her to destruction. The hero, Father Richard “Rico” Lansing, eventually becomes Cardinal, then in a dramatic turn of events, he is nominated for the papacy. He explains the “Bargain” which allows international freemasonry (described as the “International Assembly”) to control the Vatican finances.
Speaking to the Cardinals in conclave, Cardinal Lansing says,
“Our struggle is and always has been over one thing: power. Not the power of classes. Not ecclesiastical or social or political power. But the very same power St. Paul singled out at the very beginning of Rome’s history. The power of one brilliant fallen Archangel and his hordes. The power of darkness.
“And as that Apostle pointed out, our struggle with that power can be waged only with the weapons given to us by Christ, whose servants we are. Moral power is ours. Spiritual power is ours. That is all. And that is enough.” Lansing then reviewed the papacies of the past five popes of his time, fictional counterparts of Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. He continued,
“Marking the pontificates of each of those men was one fatal error, the use of their spiritual office to obtain leverage in the political, and diplomatic, and civic, and cultural worlds; and then using that leverage instead of the spiritual power and moral authority that was uniquely theirs.”
“And here, Your Eminences, we are at the root cause of our pain, our struggle, and our own deathly peril: our failure and the failure of our popes, to use the Church’s spiritual power to exercise its moral authority.”
Father Martin, through the character Cardinal Lansing then makes the point that eleven pontiffs were given the Bargain to sign and all did so. “Each of these pontiffs mortgaged the power of Christ’s Church to the power of Mammon.” …
“This Bargain is about power. … Under the Holy Spirit of Christ, you are here to decide only one thing: on whom that same Spirit should confer that plenitude of divine power which Christ conferred on Peter the Apostle, and has conferred on all of Peter’s successors in this diocese of Rome. Power to forgive. Power to obligate. Power to teach. Power to decide the right and the wrong of all human affairs. Power for the peace of God. Power to war on God’s enemies. Power despite weakness. Power in the absence of holiness.”
“If any one of our popes, if any of us, or those who came before us, had used our power, Christ’s power in us, with half the zeal and dedication as the Assembly had used its power, the entire history of the Church and the world in the twentieth century would have been different. … Once and for all, then, let us refuse to … strike yet another bargain … with the world. A bargain by which we obligate ourselves to make the Church as like as possible to the world around it. … Because in this whole cosmos there can be no bargain, even a temporary one, between God and Mammon, … between God’s Church and God’s enemies.”
We must choose sides
In case you haven’t read the book, I won’t give it away. I relate it here to explain that what Father Martin was telling us was that going back in time all the way to the time of Pope Pius IX, the papacy became ensnared by the dark forces of freemasonry due to relying on worldly resources instead of the spiritual power available to them. As Sister Lucia warned us and Father Martin confirms, we must choose sides, we must choose to serve God in the way He demands, not on the world’s “reasonable” terms, nor even on our own “good intentions” if they are not in total obedience to Our Lady, who alone can save us.
That is precisely why the Blessed Virgin came to Melanie and Maximin in La Salette in September, 1846, a few months after the “Bargain” was made. By that time, many, many of the enemy had made inroads into the structures of the faith. They held much power and were able to subvert Melanie’s message, and do still subvert it to this day. But Our Lady would not be silenced and appeared at Knock and at Fatima, and even at Akita when Pope John XXIII refused to obey her.
There is no contradiction, no inconsistency in and among the apparitions of Our Lady and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We have been given all the light we need, and are promised all the grace we need if we but seek it from the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She alone can save us.
If you will, reread the passage from Father Martin above and try to consider if perhaps it is time to listen to this message which has been waiting for so long for us to grasp. Our Lady said on July 13, 1917,
“I want you to continue reciting the Rosary every day in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She can help you.”
There has actually been no real peace since she said that, but rather a most vicious and satanic attack on Christ and all who seek to serve Him. Sister Lucia has assured us that the last two remedies we have been given are the rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. There are to be no others.
“if you despise and repulse this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost. This sin consists of openly rejecting, with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers.”
That sin just referred to is the most prevalent source of the ills of the Church at this time. Those who should defend Our Lady of Fatima and promote her message will not. They refuse! And yet we know:
Only She Can Help Us.
Stop and think. This is not a matter of allowing our unfaithful prelates to go on to hell, each in their own way, while we faithful pursue the truth and work towards heaven, having “chosen the better way”. No. We are all in this together. Either we pray and do penance for their salvation or we all shall suffer the consequences. We are indeed, responsible for saving our own souls, but we are called to love, even as He has first loved us. And so each day, we rise anew, and take up our crosses and pray and offer penance for all of these poor churchmen; “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.”
Grace has fled … and yet, look and see! She comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array!
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.