A poster image cut from a magazine published after the French Revolution
SIGNS of this Global Revolution underway are everywhere, spreading like a black canopy over the entire globe. Taking all things into consideration, from the unprecedented apparitions of Mary throughout the world to the prophetic statements of the popes in the past century (see Why Aren’t the Popes Shouting?), it appears to be the beginning of the final labor pains of this era, of what Pope Pius XI called “one convulsion following upon another” throughout the centuries.
This modern revolution, it may be said, has actually broken out or threatens everywhere, and it exceeds in amplitude and violence anything yet experienced in the preceding persecutions launched against the Church. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, Encyclical on Atheistic Communism, n. 2; March 19th, 1937; www.vatican.va
Here, Pius XI is referring specifically to atheistic Communism, what his predecessor described as an…
…iniquitous plot… 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 8th, 1849
The fact is that Communism has not disappeared… like a beast rising from the sea, it showed its bloody teeth, and then disappeared again beneath the surface as its tail emerged:
Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon… Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. (Rev 12:3-4)
The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church. —POPE PAUL VI, Address on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, October 13, 1977
That is to say that Communism simply changed its tact. It has, for the most part, cast off its military apparel and donned suits and ties as it has woven itself into the banking system, politics, and science; in judicial activism, education, and the mainstream media. As Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), founder of the Italian Communist Party, said: “We’re going to turn their music, art, and literature against them.” There is nothing that lulls a populace to sleep more than corruption. At the time that the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, leader, Michel Gorbachev, added:
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
For example, as former FBI agent, Cleon Skousen, detailed in 1958 in his book, The Naked Communist, the goals of Communism were precisely to infiltrate and undermine Western society. Among their 45 goals were these:
#17 Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
#29 Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
#16 Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
#40 Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation and easy divorce.
#24 Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
#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.”
#20, 21 Infiltrate the press. Gain control of key positions in radio, tv, and motion pictures.
#27 Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the bible.
#41 Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
—cf. Wikipedia; these goals were read into the Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35, January 10, 1963
No commentary is needed as to whether or not the tail of the dragon has succeeded in these goals. And it’s not that the teeth of the dragon are entirely hidden either; they are simply destroying in a more subtle way: through the hands of doctors in abortion clinics, sterilization tents,It is a documented fact that, under the guise of “vaccinations”, many women in third world countries have been sterilized by “health” programs. and now, palliative care wards.Assisted-suicide is fast becoming legal throughout the entire Western world.
OVERTHROWING THE ORDER
This was precisely the prophetic warning issued decades before by Pope Pius XI, that Russia would merely be ground zero for the spread of her philosophical errors that were engineered by Freemasons during the so-called “Enlightenment” period. Few realize that Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Karl Marx, who wrote the Communist Manifesto, were on the payroll of the Illuminati,cf. She Shall Crush Thy Head, by Stephen Mahowald, p. 100; 123 that secret society of…
…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; www.vatican.va
What is “driving” the overthrow of the present order are the same forces behind every revolution: the lie that a new utopia can be achieved by casting off the old order for a new, yesterday’s authority for tomorrow’s. It is the perennial temptation of the serpent in Eden that we can do better than God. Indeed, if casting off religious authority was the intent of recent revolutions, today, it is casting off God himself.
Progress and science have given us the power to dominate the forces of nature, to manipulate the elements, to reproduce living things, almost to the point of manufacturing humans themselves. In this situation, praying to God appears outmoded, pointless, because we can build and create whatever we want. We don’t realise we are reliving the same experience as Babel. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Pentecost Homily, May 27th, 2102
It is Communism with a modern face, a “fatal plague”, said Pius XI, “which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human society only to bring about its ruin.”Divinis Redemptoris, n. 4 We will know we are in the final stages of this Revolution when we begin to see a mass apostasy, a caving in to the State “religion.” Arguably, that has already begun.
A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious. …a negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom—for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation. —POPE BENEDICT, Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 52
Here are but a few of the more current signs that this Global Revolution is rapidly advancing—and that Pope Pius XI foresaw:
• In Canada, the newly elected Prime Minister openly praised the Communist dictatorship of China.cf. LifeSiteNews.com, Nov. 15th, 2013 He then forbade pro-life politicians from joining his Liberal Party.cf. The National Post, Rex Murphy, June 21st, 2014 And apparently 17 out of his 31 new Liberal Cabinet ministers, in taking their oath of allegiance, decided to drop the words, “So help me God.” cf. patheos.com
…atheistic Communism… aims at upsetting the social order and… undermining the very foundations of Christian civilization. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 7
• As the genocide in the Middle East continues at the hands of ISIS, wiping out two thousand years of culture, the mainstream media curiously ignores that it is mainly Christians who are being exterminated.
There is another explanation for the rapid diffusion of the Communistic ideas now seeping into every nation, great and small, advanced and backward, so that no corner of the earth is free from them. This explanation is to be found in a propaganda so truly diabolical that the world has perhaps never witnessed its like before… [it] is the conspiracy of silence on the part of a large section of the non-Catholic press of the world. —Divini Redemptoris, n. 18
• More and more explicit sex education and entertainment are being foisted upon younger and younger generations while social media websites continue to host videos of the most degrading human behavior.
Communism, moreover, strips man of his liberty, robs human personality of all its dignity, and removes all the moral restraints that check the eruptions of blind impulse. —Divini Redemptoris, n. 10
• The United Nations is aggressively launching “Agenda 2030”, cf. agenda-2030.com with goals to create “sustainable development”, promote well-being for all, gender equality, empowerment of women, control of resources, equal opportunity for all, reduce inequality between countries, control of consumption, combat “climate change”, and promote peaceful and “inclusive” societies.cf. agenda-2030.com
The Communism of today, more emphatically than similar movements in the past, conceals in itself a false messianic idea. A pseudo-ideal of justice, of equality and fraternity in labor impregnates all its doctrine and activity with a deceptive mysticism, which communicates a zealous and contagious enthusiasm to the multitudes entrapped by delusive promises. —Divini Redemptoris, n. 8
• At the same time, an ambiguous organization has arisen that coordinates “We Days” gathering tens of thousands of youth across various countries, preparing them for “change” without clear reference to the ideology driving it.
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. —Divini Redemptoris, n. 15
By pretending to desire only the betterment of the condition of the working classes, by urging the removal of the very real abuses chargeable to the liberalistic economic order, and by demanding a more equitable distribution of this world’s goods (objectives entirely and undoubtedly legitimate), the Communist takes advantage of the present world-wide economic crisis to draw into the sphere of his influence even those sections of the populace which on principle reject all forms of materialism and terrorism… —Divini Redemptoris, n. 15
• In Germany, pro-family and marriage advocates have their vehicles and business torched after they are portrayed in a film as zombies “that can only die by receiving a bullet to the head.” cf. LifeSiteNews.com, November 20th, 2015
No man of good sense, nor any statesman conscious of his responsibility can fail to shudder at the thought that what is happening today in Spain  may perhaps be repeated tomorrow in other civilized countries. —Divini Redemptoris, n. 21
• In Canada, a case is before the courts to remove public funding from the Catholic school system.cf. archregina.sk.ca In India, legislators are proposing an “Anti-Conversion” law that would effectively put millions of Christians and other religious minorities in jeopardy.cf. citizengo.org In America, businesses continue to be fined who refuse to use their services to support State sanctioned gay “marriage.”cf. The Christian Monitor, April 28th, 2015 This is all to say that Russia has indeed spread her errors to the ends of the earth—as Our Lady of Fatima warned that it would.
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
LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
A holy priest I know in the U.S. sees the souls in Purgatory most every night, spends his days in prayer, and evenings in vigil. In April of 2008, he confided to me that the French saint, Thérèse de Lisieux, appeared to him in a dream wearing a dress for her first Communion. She led him to the church, however, upon reaching the door, he was barred from entering. She turned to him and said:
Just as my country, which was the eldest daughter of the Church, killed her priests and faithful, so will the persecution of the Church take place in your own country. In a short time, the clergy will go into exile and will be unable to enter the churches openly. They will minister to the faithful in clandestine places. The faithful will be deprived of the “kiss of Jesus” [Holy Communion]. The laity will bring Jesus to them in the absence of the priests.
A year later, he heard St. Thérèse, audibly this time, repeat her message with more urgency:
In a short time, what took place in my native country, will take place in yours. The persecution of the Church is imminent. Prepare yourself.
This hearkens to the vision of the children of Fatima who see 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.’ The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on July13th, 1917; Message of Fatima, vatican.va
…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.
But it is precisely from this Passion of the Church that a refined, simplified, and purified Church will emerge. Or as Pope Pius XI said,
While the promises of the false prophets of this earth melt away in blood and tears, the great apocalyptic prophecy of the Redeemer shines forth in heavenly splendor: “Behold, I make all things new”… To hasten the advent of that “peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ” so ardently desired by all, We place the vast campaign of the Church against world Communism under the standard of St. Joseph, her mighty Protector. —Divinis Redemptoris, n. 82, 81
Be not afraid, beloved friends. For labor pains give way to new life, not death. Be faithful. Watch. Pray. And pray some more.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Let us pray for one another!
|↑1||It is a documented fact that, under the guise of “vaccinations”, many women in third world countries have been sterilized by “health” programs.|
|↑2||Assisted-suicide is fast becoming legal throughout the entire Western world.|
|↑3||cf. She Shall Crush Thy Head, by Stephen Mahowald, p. 100; 123|
|↑4||Divinis Redemptoris, n. 4|
|↑5||cf. LifeSiteNews.com, Nov. 15th, 2013|
|↑6||cf. The National Post, Rex Murphy, June 21st, 2014|
|↑10||cf. 2014 and the Rising Beast|
|↑11||cf. LifeSiteNews.com, November 20th, 2015|
|↑14||cf. The Christian Monitor, April 28th, 2015|
|↑15||The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on July13th, 1917; Message of Fatima, vatican.va|