Communism, then, is coming back again on the Western world,
because something died in the Western world—namely,
the strong faith of men in the God that made them.
—Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen, “Communism in America”, cf. youtube.com
What I have to write today is difficult and hard to hear. It has to do with your family and mine as events in the world begin to move at break-neck speed… It is a message of warning, but also a message of hope.
THERE is a mysterious passage in the Book of Revelation where St. John envisions a future “beast” that would command the obedience and reverence of the entire world. To this beast, Satan gives his power, throne, and great authority. But one of its “seven heads” is wounded:
I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been mortally wounded, but this mortal wound was healed. Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. (Rev 13:3)
In order to offer a fresh perspective on this “wound,” we have to first understand who the “beast” is.
The Early Church Fathers held that the beast was essentially the Roman Empire. But while that empire as it was known collapsed, it did not disappear altogether:
I grant that as Rome, according to the prophet Daniel’s vision, succeeded Greece, so Antichrist succeeds Rome, and our Savior Christ succeeds Antichrist. But it does not hence follow that Antichrist is come; for I do not grant that the Roman empire is gone. Far from it: the Roman empire remains even to this day… And as the horns, or kingdoms, still exist, as a matter of fact, consequently we have not yet seen the end of the Roman empire. —Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), The Times of Antichrist, Sermon 1
But far more important than understanding the geographic sense of the beast is realizing what role it plays. St. John actually gives us hint.
I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns. The woman was wearing purple and scarlet and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls… On her forehead was written a name, which is a mystery, “Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.” (Rev 17:4-5)
The word “mystery” here comes from the Greek mustērion, which means:
…a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites.) —Greek dictionary of the New Testament, The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, Spiros Zodhiates and AMG Publishers
Vine’s expository on biblical words adds:
Among the ancient Greeks, ‘the mysteries’ were religious rites and ceremonies practiced by secret societies into which any one who so desired might be received. Those who were initiated into these mysteries became possessors of certain knowledge, which was not imparted to the uninitiated, and were called ‘the perfected.’ —Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, W.E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger, William White, Jr., p. 424
This is to say that the “Roman Empire” has not disappeared but has been controlled by “secret societies”, most especially “Freemasons” in order to achieve their end: global domination.
At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20thl, 1884
On Freemasonry, particularly at its highest levels where satanic covenants are made, Catholic author Ted Flynn writes:
…few people are aware how deep the roots of this sect actually reach. Freemasonry is perhaps the single greatest secular organized power on earth today and battles head to head with the things of God on a daily basis. It is a controlling power in the world, operating behind the scenes in banking and politics, and it has effectively infiltrated all religions. Masonry is a worldwide secret sect undermining the authority of the Catholic Church with a hidden agenda at the upper levels to destroy the papacy. —Ted Flynn, Hope of the Wicked: The Master Plan to Rule the World, p. 154
What has just been said also finds its support in the revelations given to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, which bear the Imprimatur. Our Lady allegedly gives a vivid description of who this beast is:
The seven heads indicate the various masonic lodges, which act everywhere in a subtle and dangerous way. This Black Beast has ten horns and, on the horns, ten crowns, which are signs of dominion and royalty. Masonry rules and governs throughout the whole world by means of the ten horns. —message to Fr. Stefano,To the Priest, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 405.d-e
So, what does all this have to do with the title of this writing on Communism?
RUSSIA… SATAN’S EXPERIMENT
In 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to ask for the “consecration of Russia” to her Immaculate Heart. This was her warning:
I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. —Message of Fatima, www.vatican.va
A month later, as predicted, the “Communist revolution” began. Vladimir Lenin began to implement the principles of Marxism upon a nation soon to fall into the grips of terror. But few realize that Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Karl Marx, who wrote the Communist Manifesto, were on the payroll of the Illuminati, a secret society that branched from Freemasonry. cf. She Shall Crush Thy Head by Stephen Mahowald, p. 100; 123 A German poet, journalist and friend of Marx, Heinrich Heine, wrote in the year 1840—seventy-seven years before Lenin stormed Moscow— ‘The shadowy creatures, the nameless monsters to whom the future belongs, Communism is the secret name of this tremendous adversary.’
Thus Communism, which so many believed to be an invention of Marx, had been fully hatched in the mind of the Illuminists long before he was put on the payroll. —Stephen Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head, p. 101
As Pope Pius XI pointed out in his powerful and prophetic encyclical, Divine Redemptoris, Russia and its people were usurped by those…
…authors and abettors who considered Russia the best-prepared field for experimenting with a plan elaborated decades ago, and who from there continue to spread it from one end of the world to the other… Our words are now receiving sorry confirmation from the spectacle of the bitter fruits of subversive ideas, which We foresaw and foretold, and which are in fact multiplying fearfully in the countries already stricken, or threatening every other country of the world. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 24, 6
The organization of the Secret Societies was needed to transform the theorizings of the philosophers into a concrete and formidable system for the destruction of civilization.—Nesta Webster, World Revolution, p. 4 (emphasis mine)
Of course, the consecration and reparation requested by Heaven was intended to thwart the “dragon’s” diabolical plans to dominate the world. But we did not listen. As Fatima seer, the late Sr. Lucia, explained:
Since we did not heed this appeal of the Message, we see that it has been fulfilled, Russia has invaded the world with her errors. And if we have not yet seen the complete fulfilment of the final part of this prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides.—Fatima seer, Sr. Lucia, Message of Fatima, www.vatican.va
But wait a minute. Didn’t Communism collapse with the Berlin Wall?
COMMUNISM IN HIDING
There is no question that Pope St. John Paul II and Our Lady had a hand in liberating millions of people enslaved by Communism in the Eastern Bloc countries. When the Berlin Wall came down, so too did decades of brutal oppression, control, and poverty. However, Communism has not disappeared. It has simply restructured itself.
Anatoliy Golitsyn, a KGB defector from the U.S.S.R., revealed in 1984 the events that would follow the “collapse” in 1989: changes to the Communist Bloc, the reunification of Germany, etc. with the aim of a “New World Social Order” that would be controlled by Russia and China. The changes were touted by Michel Gorbachev, then leader of the Soviet Union, as a “perestroika”, which means “restructuring.”
Golitsyn provides irrefutable proof that perestroika or restructuring is not a 1985 Gorbachev invention, but the final phase of a plan formulated during 1958-1960. —”Communism Alive and Menacing, KGB Defector Claims”, a commentary by Cornelia R. Ferreira on Golitsyn’s book, The Perestroika Deception
Indeed, Gorbachev himself is on record speaking before the Soviet Politburo (policy-making committee of the Communist party) in 1987 saying:
Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep. —from Agenda: the Grinding Down of America, documentary by Idaho Legislator Curtis Bowers; www.vimeo.com
They would “disarm the Americans” by essentially infiltrating Western society with corruption. Or, as Joseph Stalin reportedly said:
The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.
That may in fact be a twist on words that Lenin himself wrote:
The [capitalists] will furnish credits which will serve us for the support of the Communist Party in their countries and, by supplying us materials and technical equipment which we lack, will restore our military industry necessary for our furore attacks against our suppliers. —BNET, www.findarticles.com
On May 14th, 2018, The Washington Post reported that China’s navy is set to surpass America’s by 2030.cf. wsj.com
But the most devastating “disarming” of America is in the disintegration of its moral foundations. Former FBI agent, Cleon Skousen, revealed in detail forty-five Communist goals to this end in his 1958 book, The Naked Communist. I listed several of them in The Fall of Mystery Babylon. It is stunning to read. In the 1950’s, it would have seemed impossible, for example, for goal #28 to be accomplished:
#28 Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Or goals #25 and 26:
#25 Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
#26 Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
But Pope Pius XI had foreseen and warned that it was coming:
When religion is banished from the school, from education and from public life, when the representatives of Christianity and its sacred rites are held up to ridicule, are we not really fostering the materialism which is the fertile soil of Communism? —Divinis Redemptoris, n. 78
WHEN COMMUNISM RETURNS
Our Lady has not been silent about Communism since her first warnings at Fatima. In 1961, she allegedly appeared to four girls in Garabandal, Spain in apparitions which the Church, at present, maintains a position of neutrality. The apparitions are most widely known for announcing a coming “warning” to humanity—an “illumination of conscience,” which other seers and saints have also spoken of. But when? The seer, Conchita Gonzalez, responded in an interview:
“When Communism comes again everything will happen.”
The author responded: “What do you mean by comes again?”
“Yes, when it newly comes again,” [Conchita] replied.
“Does that mean that Communism will go away before that?”
“I don’t know,” she said in reply, “the Blessed Virgin simply said ‘when Communism comes again’.” —Garabandal – Der Zeigefinger Gottes (Garabandal – The Finger of God), Albrecht Weber, n. 2; excerpt from www.motherofallpeoples.com
This, of course, was an extraordinary prediction since, at that time in the 1960’s, Communism looked anything but on the verge of collapse.
Then, in what are perhaps the most famous locutions of our times, Our Lady spoke about the infiltration of Communism (and Freemasonry) into the priesthood. In one of her first messages, she allegedly said in 1973:
These priest-sons of mine, who have betrayed the Gospel in order to second the great satanic error of Marxism… It is especially because of them that the chastisement of Communism will soon come and will deprive everyone of all they possess. Times of great tribulation will unfold. Then it will be these poor sons of mine who will begin the great apostasy. Watch and pray, all of you, priests who are faithful to me! —To the Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 8; Imprimatur by Bishop Donald W. Montrose of Stockton (1998) and Archbishop Emeritus Francesco Cuccarese of Pescara-Penne (2007); 18th Edition
Luz de Maria is one of the few seers still alive and conveying messages who has been given explicit endorsement by the bishop.CIC, 824 §1: “Unless it is established otherwise, the local ordinary whose permission or approval to publish books must be sought according to the canons of this title is the proper local ordinary of the author or the ordinary of the place where the books are published.” He granted the Imprimatur on March 19, 2017 to her writings from 2009 onward…
…coming to the conclusion that they are an exhortation to Humanity so that the latter would return to the Way that leads to Eternal Life, these Messages being an explanation from Heaven in these moments in which man must remain alert and not stray from the Divine Word. —Bishop Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara; from a letter containing the Imprimatur
Recently, Christ reportedly said to her:
Communism has not left Humanity, but has disguised itself in order to continue against My People. —April 27, 2018
Communism has not waned, it resurfaces in the midst of this great confusion on Earth and great spiritual distress. —April 20, 2018
And in March, Our Lady said:
Communism is not diminishing but expands and takes power, do not be confused when you are told otherwise. —March 2, 2018
Indeed, Communism has disguised itself most especially in China. While economically capitalistic, the government’s control over the lives of the Chinese is demonstrated in strict birth control policies, human rights violations, mass “re-education” camps, and a growing clamp down on Christianity… while the general population has been weaned on practical atheism.
In the West, the “new atheism” is also swallowing younger generations. “Democracy” is taking the form of totalitarianism as ideological judges, intolerant educators, politically correct politicians and increasingly autocratic corporations continue to erode freedom of speech. For example, in Canada, any business or entity that does not sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender “rights” will not be able to receive grants for summer students.cf. Justin the Just Already, this is beginning to have a crippling effect on several institutions. In America, CitizenGo reports that Amazon will no longer align its charitable arm with “pro-family” groups who don’t agree with the mega-corporation’s “progressive” views. http://www.citizengo.org Britain is proposing seven-year jail terms for those who “criticize a religious group in public or on social media” — such as, of course, Islam.May 11th, 2018; Gellerreport.com
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, lucidly describes the current situation as it pertains to the idea of “homophobia.”
Homophobia simply does not exist. It is clearly an invention and an instrument of the totalitarian dominance over the thoughts of others. The homo-movement is lacking scientific arguments, that is why it created an ideology which wants to dominate by creating its own reality. It is the Marxist pattern according to which reality does not create thinking, but thinking creates its own reality. He who does not accept this created reality is to be considered as being sick. It is as if one could influence an illness with the help of the police or with the help of courts. In the Soviet Union, Christians were put into psychiatric clinics. These are the methods of totalitarian regimes, of National Socialism and of Communism. The same happens in North Korea to those who do not accept the reigning way of thinking. —interview with Italian journalist, Costanza Miriano; cf. onepeterfive.com
THE NEW COMMUNISM
These are just a fraction of the examples of how the “New Communism” is emerging around the world. I say “new” because Communism is only hiding behind its old errors of atheism, materialism, and relativism, as well as Socialism, which advances similar principals. The packaging is different, but the contents are the same.
You are aware indeed, that the goal of this most iniquitous plot is to drive people to overthrow the entire order of human affairs and to draw them over to the wicked theories of this Socialism and Communism… —POPE PIUS IX, Nostis et Nobiscum, Encyclical, n. 18, DECEMBER 8, 1849
Remarkably, many youth are big supporters of openly socialist Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, who made a run for the American presidency in 2016. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likewise enjoys the support of younger generations who are lockstep with his politically correct agenda as he leads a real persecution against the Church. It won’t be long before these younger generations will simply outnumber their more conservative forebearers.
Thus the Communist ideal wins over many of the better minded members of the community. These in turn become the apostles of the movement among the younger intelligentsia who are still too immature to recognize the intrinsic errors of the system. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 15
Last, one cannot forget North Korea where Communism there is as brutal and unrelenting as it was in the Soviet Union or Mao’s China. As I write this, the “peace deal” arranged by President Donald Trump between North and South Korea is starting to unravel, cf. CNN.com which could very well be part of the undoing of fragile capitalistic structures as we know them. According to American seer, Jennifer, whose messages received high level endorsement from within the Vatican,Her messages were passed to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, St. John Paul II’s personal secretary. In a follow-up meeting, Monsignor Pawel Ptasznik, a close friend and collaborator of the Pope and the Polish Secretariat of State for the Vatican, said she was to “spread the messages to the world any way you can.” Jesus allegedly said:
Before mankind is able to change the calendar of this time you will have witnessed the financial collapse. It is only those who heed to My warnings that will be prepared. The North will attack the South as the two Koreas become at war with each other. Jerusalem will shake, America will fall and Russia will unite with China to become Dictators of the new world. I plead in warnings of love and mercy for I am Jesus and the hand of justice is soon to prevail. —Jesus allegedly to Jennifer, May 22nd, 2012; wordsfromjesus.com
St. Paul’s perennial warning comes to mind:
For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night. When people are saying, “Peace and security,” then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thess 2:5-3)
True peace is not the absence of war, but the establishment of true justice. Thus, The Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation signed off by, then, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, carries a stern warning for us:
Thus it is that our age has seen the birth of totalitarian systems and forms of tyranny which would not have been possible in the time before the technological leap forward. On the one hand, technical expertise has been applied to acts of genocide. On the other, various minorities try to hold in thrall whole nations by the practice of terrorism.
Today control can penetrate into the innermost life of individuals, and even the forms of dependence created by the early-warning systems can represent potential threats of oppression… A false liberation from the constraints of society is sought in recourse to drugs which have led many young people from all over the world to the point of self-destruction and brought whole families to sorrow and anguish…. —n. 14; vatican.va
When Cardinal Ratzinger became pope, he gave an apocalyptic interpretation to that document:
The Book of Revelation includes among the great sins of Babylon – the symbol of the world’s great irreligious cities – the fact that it trades with bodies and souls and treats them as commodities (cf. Rev 18:13). In this context, the problem of drugs also rears its head, and with increasing force extends its octopus tentacles around the entire world – an eloquent expression of the tyranny of mammon which perverts mankind. No pleasure is ever enough, and the excess of deceiving intoxication becomes a violence that tears whole regions apart – and all this in the name of a fatal misunderstanding of freedom which actually undermines man’s freedom and ultimately destroys it. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, On the occasion of Christmas Greetings, December 20th, 2010; http://www.vatican.va/
Turning again to that “wound” spoken of in Revelation, we see that a “head” dies, but then is healed again, and the world is “fascinated.” Some thought this may be a reference to the popular legend that the Roman Christian persecutor, Nero, would come back to life and rule again after his death (which occurred in A.D. 68 from a self-inflicted stab wound in the throat). Or could this be a reference to Communism or its previous forms that seemingly collapsed… but is poised to rise again?
Strangely enough, more and more people are willing to give up their personal rights in order that the “government” would secure and protect them; more and more people are becoming hostile or ambivalent toward the Catholic Church and any kind of moral absolutes; and last, there is a growing revolt against the “old order” dominated by career politicians and wealthy bureaucrats. We are indeed in the midst of a global revolution… a Communist revolution.
This revolt or falling off is generally understood, by the ancient Fathers, of a revolt from the Roman empire, which was first to be destroyed, before the coming of Antichrist. It may, perhaps, be understood also of a revolt of many nations from the Catholic Church which has, in part, happened already, by the means of Mahomet, Luther, etc. and it may be supposed, will be more general in the days of the Antichrist. —footnote on 2 Thess 2:3, Douay-Rheims Holy Bible, Baronius Press Limited, 2003; p. 235
When we have cast ourselves upon the world and depend for protection upon it, and have given up our independence and our strength, then [Antichrist] may burst upon us in fury as far as God allows him. Then suddenly the Roman Empire may break up, and Antichrist appear as a persecutor, and the barbarous nations around break in. —Blessed John Henry Newman, Sermon IV: The Persecution of Antichrist
In closing, it is no surprise, then, that the aforementioned seers who have spoken of the return of Communism have also mentioned a coming antichrist…
The world economy will be that of the antichrist, health will be subject to adherence to the antichrist, everyone will be free if they surrender to the antichrist, food will be given to them if they surrender to the antichrist… THIS IS THE FREEDOM TO WHICH THIS GENERATION IS SURRENDERING: SUBJECTION TO THE ANTICHRIST. —Luz de Maria, March 2, 2018
In one of the visions at Fatima, the children saw the pope ‘on his knees at the foot of the big Cross, he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.’
…it is shown [in the vision] there is the need for the Passion of the Church, which naturally reflects itself on the person of the Pope, but the Pope is in the Church and therefore what is announced is the suffering for the Church… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, interview with reporters on his flight to Portugal; translated from Italian: “Le parole del papa: «Nonostante la famosa nuvola siamo qui…»” Corriere della Sera, May 11, 2010
When the antichrist comes to power you will be tested. All who truly believe in Me will be brought closer to Me through these times. All who truly believe in My will have to suffer. The antichrist will tempt you for he will promise you things that will seem to make the road easier. Do not be deceived, My people, for this is a trap to bring you under his control. —Jesus allegedly to Jennifer, June 23rd, 2005; wordsfromjesus.com
For this reason, I entrust you to the powerful protection of these archangels and of your guardian angels, so that you may be guided and defended in the struggle which is now being waged between heaven and earth, between paradise and hell, between Saint Michael the Archangel and Lucifer himself, who will appear very soon with all the power of the Antichrist. —Our Lady allegedly to Fr. Gobbi, September 29th, 1995
Of course, while we cannot change everything through prayer at this late stage, we can delay or even mitigate some things. As this Easter season draws to a close, may we resume our fasting and prayer for the world and renew our hope in the Day that will follow this night…
…turning our eyes to the future, we confidently await the dawn of a new Day… “Watchmen, what of the night?” (Is. 21:11), and we hear the answer: “Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy: for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion”…. “As the third millennium of the Redemption draws near, God is preparing a great springtime for Christianity, and we can already see its first signs.” May Mary, the Morning Star, help us to say with ever new ardor our “yes” to the Father’s plan for salvation that all nations and tongues may see his glory. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message for World Mission Sunday, n.9, October 24th, 1999; www.vatican.va
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|1.||↑||cf. She Shall Crush Thy Head by Stephen Mahowald, p. 100; 123|
|3.||↑||CIC, 824 §1: “Unless it is established otherwise, the local ordinary whose permission or approval to publish books must be sought according to the canons of this title is the proper local ordinary of the author or the ordinary of the place where the books are published.”|
|4.||↑||cf. Justin the Just|
|6.||↑||May 11th, 2018; Gellerreport.com|
|8.||↑||Her messages were passed to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, St. John Paul II’s personal secretary. In a follow-up meeting, Monsignor Pawel Ptasznik, a close friend and collaborator of the Pope and the Polish Secretariat of State for the Vatican, said she was to “spread the messages to the world any way you can.”|
|9.||↑||cf. Antichrist in Our Times|