Robert Morrison | Remnant Columnist
Like most of his writings, Bergoglio’s recent apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, is so full of pseudo-Catholic gaslighting that it should be avoided by almost every Catholic wishing to preserve peace of soul. In it, he attempts to convince his “dearest sisters and brothers” that his great love for the Mass prompts him to call all souls to be spiritually nourished through its faithful celebration. One almost forgets that he is writing the letter to justify his vicious persecution of those who actually seek to make the Tridentine Mass the center of their lives.
With 164 years and scarcely a hint of true Catholic belief between them, Biden and Bergoglio represent all that has gone wrong in the Church and world since Vatican II. They did not create this great crisis, but those who did could not have found two better puppets to oversee what they intend to be the dying moments of the Church and world as we know them. These pathetic souls seem oblivious to the fact that God will crush them and their diabolical efforts — if they had paid attention in their catechism classes they might have chosen more wisely when Satan tempted them with great power if only they would betray Our Lord.
In his 1846 encyclical on Faith and Religion, Qui Pluribus, Blessed Pius IX wrote about the relationship between the Catholic Faith and reason:
“[B]y means of an obviously ridiculous and extremely specious kind of argumentation, these enemies never stop invoking the power and excellence of human reason; they raise it up against the most holy faith of Christ, and they blather with great foolhardiness that this faith is opposed to human reason. Without doubt, nothing more insane than such a doctrine, nothing more impious or more opposed to reason itself could be devised. For although faith is above reason, no real disagreement or opposition can ever be found between them; this is because both of them come from the same greatest source of unchanging and eternal truth, God.”
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
Going, therefore, teach ye all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Matthew 28:20)
Francis’s May 19, 2022 interview with the editors of European Jesuit Journals provided yet another indication that Vatican II is still one of the most vital matters in the Church, and by extension, the world:
“Restorationism has come to gag the Council. The number of groups of ‘restorers’ – for example, in the United States there are many – is significant. . . . There are ideas, behaviors that arise from a restorationism that basically did not accept the Council. The problem is precisely this: in some contexts the Council has not yet been accepted. It is also true that it takes a century for a Council to take root. We still have forty years to make it take root, then!”
Seldom, if ever, has there been a more distressing and dangerous time in human history. Those who control the world’s wealth, governments, militaries, media, and education systems have embraced rampant immorality, attacks on family life, medical tyranny, and an unprecedented attack on truth that is fittingly embodied by the rise of transgenderism throughout the world’s “most advanced” societies. Tragically, all of this pales in comparison with the ongoing corruption within the Catholic Church.
As Christopher Ferrara described in his 2009 article in The Remnant, Fatima and Akita: A Fateful Concurrence, we have good reason to believe that the (still hidden) Third Secret of Fatima includes “essentially the same” message that Our Lady delivered in 1973 to Sister Agnes Sasagawa, in Akita, Japan:
In his April 14, 2021 article, War in Hell: “Wollt Ihr den Totalen Krieg?”, Dr. John Rao described the “Total War” that Satan and his Axis of Evil are now waging against us:
“The Axis of Evil dominating us today is a band of criminal terrorists. It knows what it has done and what it still intends to do. More importantly, it knows that people like you and I also know what it has done and what it still intends to do: create Hell on Earth. It knows that we will fight against it until the bitter end, and that, should our victory be achieved, we would bring its members before a new Nuremberg Tribunal for its Crimes Against Humanity. Whether Fauci or Gates would be the first at the docket I am still uncertain. Take your pick. Still, the criminal horde knows that it is either ‘us’ or ‘them’, and to prevent us from winning it requires that it wage a Total War.”
This is both the most important and least appreciated aspect of the current crisis: the Axis of Evil wants to create Hell on Earth and has passed the point of no return. They will never actually retreat.
“Our final end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution, the destruction forever of Catholicism and even of the Christian idea which, if left standing on the ruins of Rome, would be the resuscitation of Christianity later on. . . . The work which we have undertaken is not the work of a day, nor of a month, nor of a year. It may last many years, a century perhaps, but in our ranks the soldier dies and the fight continues.” — Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita
Although Pope Pius IX attested to the veracity of the secret papers of the Alta Vendita in 1861, it was only with the Second Vatican Council, one hundred years later, that the Freemasonic plots began to yield tangible fruits in abundance. Even then, though, most of the world’s bishops had no idea that the Church’s enemies had breached its defenses.
On December 26, 1957, Fr. Augustin Fuentes (postulator for the causes of beatification of the Fatima seers, Francisco and Jacinta) interviewed Sister Lucia, the eldest Fatima seer. As Fr. Karl Stehlin describes in his Fatima: The Great Secret of Fatima (volume III), the progressive authorities in Rome soon thereafter sought to discredit Fr. Fuentes and his interview, which should give us some indication of its importance today:
“Why then such a strong reaction to this text? First, this text placed Sister Lucia among the prophets of doom whom John XXIII condemned in his speech at the opening of the council. The Pope, therefore, must not have liked what she was saying. Regardless . . . Sr. Lucia revealed certain details of the Third Secret in this interview.”