Jorge Continues to Stuff the Ballot Box While Giving Photo-Ops to Enemies of Christ the King

The last commentary I offered the “vast,” “expansive” readership of this “influential” website on the Argentine Apostate was entitled Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Version of Beat the Clock wherein I speculated that the rapidity with which the lay Jesuit revolutionary is proceeding to “clear the decks” of any and all remaining Girondist/Menshevik revolutionaries (those who maintain some semblance of recognizable Catholicism while accepting conciliarism’s warfare on the nature of dogmatic truth, recognizing Protestant sects as possessing “elements” of “truth and sanctity,” organizing and participating in “inter-religious prayer services,” propagating conciliarism’s inversion of the ends proper to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the lie of “natural family planning” that stems therefrom, defending the heresies of religious liberty and separation of church and state, and firmly believing in the validity of the abomination of desolation that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic liturgical service) from the ranks of his false religious sect’s hierarchy might represent the fact that “Pope Francis” knows that is time is nearing an end.

Well, none other than one of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s admirers, the Vaticanologist named John Allen of Crux News who had been associated with the revolutionary National Catholic Reporter for many years, commented on what appears to be his “pope’s” desire to “wrap things up” before his “papacy” comes to an end by appointing Victor Emanuel Fernandez as the prefect of conciliarism’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and the naming of eighteen new men to serve in the conciliar sect’s “college of cardinals” so as to stack the deck for the next antipapal election even if he is “knocking on death’s door” now:

ROME – A consistory, the event in which a pope creates new cardinals, is always a carefully choreographed bit of theater, with production values rivaling any Broadway musical. In that spirit, if the Sept. 30 consistory announced today by Pope Francis were to be set to music, there would be a clear choice for its signature tune.

You could almost hear it blaring in the background as Francis spoke during his Sunday Angelus address: “I want it all, and I want it now”, the classic rock anthem by Queen – a song, appropriately enough for an event to be celebrated in the Vatican, which was part of a 1989 album titled “The Miracle.”

Barring any surprises in the meantime, it would be Oct. 10, 2024, when Cardinal Baltazar Porras Cardozo of Caracas, Venezuela, turns 80, before the number of electors returns to the theoretical threshold of 120 set by Pope Paul VI in his 1975 document Romano Pontifici Eligendo.

Perhaps not coincidentally, October 2024 is also when the second of Pope Francis’s Synods of Bishops on Synodality, which many observers see as the logical capstone of his papacy, is set to conclude.

It’s not just the number of cardinals Francis is creating which lends itself to the impression that this is a pope in a hurry to get things done. The profiles of the new Princes of the Church named by Francis also seem intended to bolster his legacy, and that right soon.

To begin with, there’s Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, the pope’s theological éminence grise, who was named to head the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith only eight days ago on July 1. It’s almost as if, having waited a full decade to bring Fernandez into a formal Vatican position, Francis couldn’t even wait another ten days to put an exclamation point on his importance.

There’s also Archbishop Jose Cobo Cano of Madrid, who was appointed in June and installed only yesterday, making his the shortest wait for a red hat by any metropolitan archbishop in recent memory.

Then there’s Auxiliary Bishop Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar of Lisbon, Portugal, another close Francis ally who as a young man served on a city council as a member of Portugal’s Socialist party. Francis didn’t even bother waiting until Alves Aguiar could be named to a position traditionally held by a cardinal before giving him a red hat – ironically, the move now gives Lisbon two cardinals at the same time, just ahead of the pontiff’s scheduled August 2-6 visit for World Youth Day.

There’s also Italian Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who becomes the first Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in recent memory to become a cardinal, and French Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the current papal envoy to the United States. While nuncios to the States have become cardinals in the past, they’ve generally had to complete their service and move on to some other Vatican gig before entering the Church’s most exclusive club.

At 77, Pierre is already beyond the customary retirement age for bishops, but Francis seems happy to leave him where he is. In fact, the only other papal envoy to receive the red hat while remaining in his post is Cardinal Mario Zenari in Syria, a nation at war with itself – which may, in some roundabout sense, speak to Francis’s perceptions of the States.

There’s also Coadjutor Archbishop Protase Rugambwa of Tabora in Tanzania, who was named to that role only in April and who hasn’t even taken over yet from Archbishop Paul Ruzoka, creating the very odd situation of a sitting ordinary being outranked by his eventual successor.

Granted, Pope Francis has never been one to stand on tradition. Yet even by his maverick standards, this is clearly a break-the-mold consistory. What’s one to make of it all?

In effect, this consistory almost feels like one of those final expenses insurance policies constantly being advertised on American TV – something you hope you don’t need anytime soon, but you want to make sure it’s there just in case.

At 86 and a half, Francis is now the oldest reigning pope in 120 years, since Leo XIII died at the age of 93 in 1903. He’s undergone two hospitalizations already this year, including a stay last month for an operation to relieve an abdominal hernia. He continues to struggle with knee problems and also with chronic pain related to sciatica, and, of course, he’s missing part of one lung and roughly half of his colon.

None of this is to say Francis is presently on death’s door. Aside from his upcoming trip to Lisbon, he’s scheduled to visit Mongolia in late August and early September, then Marseilles in late September, before presiding over the first of his two Synods of Bishops on Synodality in October. At the moment, plans are also underway for the Great Jubilee of 2025, and there’s also talk that Francis may convene a Synod of Bishops on the Mediterranean that year.

No doubt, Francis hopes he’ll be around to see all of those initiatives to conclusion. On the other hand, he’s also not leaving anything to chance, striving to ensure that even if he doesn’t make it across the finish line, he’s leaving people in positions of authority who will see his vision to completion.

The bottom line is that this is a pope who wants it all – and, even if he can’t have it all right now, he can at least make sure his people are positioned to have it when the time comes. (Anthem of Pope Francis’s consistory: ‘I want it all, and I want it now’.)

This is a fairly accurate assessment of what the false “pontiff” is attempting to accomplish now that he has jettisoned Summorum Pontificum and gone to great lengths to undermine, if not investigate, the likes of “conservatives” such as “Archbishop” Salvatore Cordileone and “Bishop” Joseph Strickland for their stands against Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., Kamala Harris, Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi, the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” and the lockdown agenda that was so near and dear to the Argentine Apostate’s darkened, vulgar-infested heart, which has betrayed faithful Catholics suffering in Red China to the hand of their slave masters and torturers in the Chinese Communist Party.

Indeed, the “pope” who has met regularly with George “Open Borders” and “See No Violent Crimes Prosecutors” Soros and has given his approval to Vatican invitations to the pro-abortion, anti-family ideologues such as Paul Ehrlich, Jeffrey Sachs, Emanuel Macron, Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky, Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr., and Xi Jinping’s secret weapon in Washington, Anthony Fauci delights in nothing more (after spewing his hatred for the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and his contempt for those who are “attached” to it) than meeting with the very people who have been criticized justly by those fuddy-duddy old “conservative” “bishops” in the United States of America. Bergoglio did this last year when meeting with and then administering what purported to be Holy Communion in the abomination of desolation to Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro almost immediately after her “archbishop,” Salvatore Cordileone announced that he was instructing his clergy to deny her the same because of her pro-abortion, pro-sodomite positions after repeated attempts to change what remains of her muddled Modernist, feminist mind, and he has done this just eight days ago when meeting the pro-abortion, pro-sodomite anti-family globalist likes of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Alexander Soros, the freshly minted cap di tutti capo of the Soros pro-crime enterprise:

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) –– In an entirely unannounced visit, Pope Francis hosted former U.S. President Bill Clinton along with George Soros’ son and successor Alexander Soros in a cordial visit at the Vatican.

Late evening July 5, the Vatican News social media accounts posted a short video clip of Pope Francis receiving former President Clinton and his party at the Casa Santa Martha hotel.

According to a subsequent report by Vatican News – which appears to be the only official information released about the meeting – Clinton and Francis spoke about “peace.”

“At the end of the meeting, Francis looked out for a brief greeting to the security men and other friends accompanying the former president on his trip to Rome and Europe, who had meanwhile been taken on a tour of some of the Vatican sites.”

The 75-year-old Clinton is famous for his adulterous sexual affair with a young White House intern and subsequent impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice, as well as his adamant support of abortion and same-sex “marriage.”

Greeting the former president warmly, Francis presented him with a statue made at the Vatican which “symbolizes the work for peace,” according to the Pontiff. 

Though unacknowledged in the Vatican’s brief report, accompanying Clinton was 37-year-old Alexander Soros – son and successor to the notorious abortion and population control advocate George Soros.

Alexander has been accompanying Clinton on recent travels, with the party having come straight from Albania the day before, where Clinton had been awarded the Great Star of Gratitude for Public Achievements.

Alexander was recently announced to have taken over the reigns of his father’s Open Society Foundations group, after he was elected chairman of the $25 billion empire. As LifeSiteNews has reported, Alexander Soros has promised to be more political than his father, a statement which he has appeared to fulfill.

His Instagram account has pictures of him alongside U.S. President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, among others. Alexander has reportedly visited the White House more than 17 times in the last several years, according to Breitbart.

With Soros widely noted as linked to, and having funded, a wide variety of anti-family, anti-life and anti-Catholic endeavors, Alexander looks set to now continue his father’s works. “We think alike,” Alexander told the Wall Street Journal while speaking about his father’s political views.

His social media accounts provide evidence of Alexander’s political activism, with regular international travels and meetings with leading politicians documented, along with his support for campaigns such as Black Lives Matter and attempts to have the U.K. rejoin the European Union. 

into promoting abortion.

The Soros family campaigns have thus not only caused concern for pro-family and Christian advocates, but have also drawn the ire of Twitter owner and billionaire Elon Musk, who has said that the elder Soros “hates humanity” and “wants to erode the very fabric of civilization.”

“You assume they are good intentions. They are not. He wants to erode the very fabric of civilization. [George] Soros hates humanity,” wrote Musk in May.

The meeting at the Vatican was not announced to journalists, nor was it included on the Pope’s calendar. Francis’ private and public meetings have ostensibly been cancelled for the month of July as part of the regular summer recess the Vatican traditionally observes, although Francis is known for not observing as much of a break as his predecessors did. (Pope Francis receives Bill Clinton and George Soros’ son in private Vatican visit.)

The supposed subject of Bergoglio’s confab with William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Alexander Soros was “peace.” This curious as Clinton was a globalist war monger who authorized the bombing of the Serbian Orthodox Christians while supporting the Kosovar Mohammedans during the dark days of his scandal-stained presidency that benefitted both Russian and Chicom arms merchants and as the Soros family openly supports candidates for public office who are said to favor “reforming” the administration of criminal justice by indemnifying those who commit violent crimes, including those crimes committed in broad daylight and caught by video surveillance and/or the cellular phone cameras of passersby and victimizing the innocent with needless prosecutions for seeking to defend themselves, their family members and their property from the new class of state-indemnified felons.


Jorge Mario Bergoglio, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, and Alexander Soros are in league with the enemy of true peace within the souls of men and hence in the world at large, the adversary, by means of their open support for laws and policies that defy the binding precepts of the Divine and Positive Laws and the just laws of men. Men who support, promote, and use taxpayer dollars and/or “foundation” grant monies to fund abject moral evils are incapable of promoting peace as they as instruments of rebellion against God, the destruction of souls, chaos, anarchy, nihilism and, in sum, every single one of the Ten Commandments all every single precept of the Natural Law.


Here is what Pope Pius XI and XII wrote about true peace:

. These words of the Holy Bible have been fulfilled and are now at this very moment being fulfilled before our very eyes. Because men have forsaken God and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruinIt was a quite general desire that both our laws and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the theory that all authority comes from men, not from God. Because of such an assumption, these theorists fell very short of being able to bestow upon law not only those sanctions which it must possess but also that secure basis for the supreme criterion of justice which even a pagan philosopher like Cicero saw clearly could not be derived except from the divine law. . . .

It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.

It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)

Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men. Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew to the size of beacons and reformers. On the other hand, any reformatory zeal, which instead of springing from personal purity, flashes out of passion, has produced unrest instead of light, destruction instead of construction, and more than once set up evils worse than those it was out to remedy. No doubt "the Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed on Pentecost day to an erratic world.

In your country, Venerable Brethren, voices are swelling into a chorus urging people to leave the Church, and among the leaders there is more than one whose official position is intended to create the impression that this infidelity to Christ the King constitutes a signal and meritorious act of loyalty to the modern State. Secret and open measures of intimidation, the threat of economic and civic disabilities, bear on the loyalty of certain classes of Catholic functionaries, a pressure which violates every human right and dignity. Our wholehearted paternal sympathy goes out to those who must pay so dearly for their loyalty to Christ and the Church; but directly the highest interests are at stake, with the alternative of spiritual loss, there is but one alternative left, that of heroism. If the oppressor offers one the Judas bargain of apostasy he can only, at the cost of every worldly sacrifice, answer with Our Lord: "Begone, Satan! For it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve" (Matt. iv. 10). And turning to the Church, he shall say: "Thou, my mother since my infancy, the solace of my life and advocate at my death, may my tongue cleave to my palate if, yielding to worldly promises or threats, I betray the vows of my baptism." As to those who imagine that they can reconcile exterior infidelity to one and the same Church, let them hear Our Lord's warning: -- "He that shall deny me before men shall be denied before the angels of God" (Luke xii. 9). (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, and Alexander Soros, among so many countless others within the adversary’s armed rebellion against Christ the King in the work of the men and their nations, know nothing of true peace, which can never be established as long as men persist the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance and seek to codify, celebrate, and mandate the acceptance of all that is evil in the name of “love,” “mercy,” “tolerance,” and “diversity.”

The counterfeit church of conciliarism has always been an instrument in the adversary’s armed rebellion against Christ the King as to defect from the Faith in one thing is to defect from It in Its entirety. All that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is doing at this time is to bring his false sect’s revolutionary activity out into the open in the full knowledge that he has the backing of his fellow statists, socialists, globalists, environmentalists, feminists, naturalists, and hedonists and that only a relative handful of Catholics attached to his sect in the belief that it is the Catholic Church are aware of and/or concerned about what he is doing.

Indeed, he would be quite happy to see all remaining “rigid Pharisees” leave his false sect, which is why he can rub their faces in the fact that he is not only stacking the deck of the next antipapal conclave with “little Jorges” but is stacking the deck of the next two “synods on synodality” with open supporters of the entire panoply of perverse evils that are being propagated in the world and within the conciliar sect with ready abandon at this time:

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The list of participants for the October meeting of the Synod on Synodality has been released, with Pope Francis’ personal choices including Cardinals McElroy, Cupich, and Gregory and Father James Martin.

Issued July 7, the several-hundred strong list of participants for the upcoming 16th General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops – or the Synod on Synodality – was distributed by the Vatican and the Synod press office. It is comprised of normal members, as governed by the Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio, but also of the participants specifically appointed by Pope Francis. 

As such, a differentiation can be observed between the delegates chosen by their own local churches or bishops’ conferences to participate in the Synod, and those personally picked by Pope Francis.

There are fifty names among the Pope’s personal choices for voting members of the Synod. They include cardinals, bishops, priests, and religious sisters. Among the most notable of the papal picks are:

Cardinal Jean-Marc Aveline: From Marseille, made a cardinal in August 2022.

Bishop Stephen Chow S.J.: The pro-CCP Jesuit bishop of Hong Kong who has downplayed fears about the Vatican-China deal.

Archbishop Timothy CostelloeAnti-traditional Mass Bishop of Perth, who has been a key Synod on Synodality member, and who shocked Australian Catholics when he oversaw an indigenous pagan ritual at the beginning of the 5th Australian Plenary Council’s Opening Mass.

Cardinal Blase Cupich: The notorious Chicago cardinal, known especially for his promotion of LGBT Masses and restriction of Latin Masses, who has recently praised the heterodox German Synodal Way.

Cardinal Josef de Kesel: The Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel who signed and approved the notorious document by his fellow Belgium bishops promulgating blessings for same-sex couples. At their subsequent ad limina visit with Francis some months later, De Kesel said that the meeting was “invariably warm” and that the Belgians had not been admonished for their document.

Cardinal Wilton Gregory: Current Archbishop of Washington D.C., raised to the cardinalate by Francis in 2020, with a long list of anti-family and anti-Traditional actions.

Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer S.J.: The outgoing prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under whose tenure the CDF issued its ban on same-sex blessings in 2021.

Cardinal Gerhard Müller: Cdl Ladaria’s predecessor as prefect of the CDF, who has condemned the Synod as a “hostile takeover” of the Church that threatens to “end” Catholicism.

Cardinal JeanClaude Hollerich S.J.: Relator general of the Synod and recently appointed member of the Pope’s council of cardinals. A prominently pro-LGBT cardinal who has previously claimed that he is “in full agreement with Pope Francis” on the issue of opposing Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Notoriously heterodox bishop, recently raised to the cardinalate in 2022, who promotes Holy Communion for those in actively immoral LGBT lifestyles, and who has been accused by Bishops Paprocki and Schneider of having de facto excommunicating himself.

Bishop Stefan Oster: German bishop who has been one of the few dissenting voices at various stages of the country’s disastrous and heterodox Synodal Way.

Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodrígues Maradiaga: Former president of Pope Francis’ council of cardinal advisors, and close papal confidant. Encircled by scandal for many years, including financial and sexual cover-up allegations. 

Father James Martin S.J.: The notoriously pro-LGBT Jesuit, also a member of the Dicastery for Communications, who has enjoyed increasing papal favor despite his longstanding record of promoting LGBT ideology in dissent from Catholic teaching. He has promoted an image drawn from a series of blasphemous, homoerotic works showing Christ as a homosexual, promoted same-sex civil unions, and described viewing God as male as “damaging.”

In light of the announcement, veteran Vatican journalist Edward Pentin stated that a “senior Church leader” told him recently that some of these clerics “don’t have any criteria of objective, methodological and correct theology. They no longer have the objectivity of divine revelation, only a subjective understanding, according to prejudices.”

Who else is taking part?

Participants of the Synod included delegates from bishops’ conferences around the world, selected by the local bishops’ conferences themselves. Numerous prefects and leading members of the Roman Curia also make the cut, as do members of the Secretariat of the Synod. 

As reported in April, Pope Francis has made changes to the organizational structure of the Synod, meaning that for the first time laity will have voting rights in the Assembly of Bishops. He personally selected the 70 non-bishop members. Furthermore, the Synod on Synodality will be joined by other “experts” who will not have the right to vote, and are thus not given the title “Member of the Assembly.”

Such “experts” – heavily drawn from the “experts” who complied the October 2022 working document for the continental stage – will be joined by other “facilitators.”

There are also those who have been invited as “special invitees” or “fraternal delegates,” who do not hold voting rights at the assemblies. Similar in that they do not hold voting rights, the “Experts and Facilitators” only participate and advise. . . .

Participants at the assembly will study the document, along with the worksheets provided, which can be used for “in-depth thematic meetings in a synodal style at all levels of Church life.” Each worksheet contains questions for discussion. These include questions for increased female governance, more acceptance for LGBT individuals, married priests, and the future of ecclesiastical governance. 

Notably, the widely accepted, and papally approved, interpretation of Amoris Laetitia  as allowing the divorced and “re-married” to Holy Communion was presented as an already finalized issue in the document which the assembly members will discuss. 

Commenting on the list of participants, Deacon Nick Donnelly argued that the event was a means to promote homosexuality to the Church.

“Bergoglio really isn’t hiding the fact that the goal of the synod on Synodality is about defying God’s commands against sodomites,” he wrote. “When you add into the mix the fact that Timothy Radcliffe is leading the pre-synod retreat you realize the fix is in for the synod force through the acceptance of sodomy.” (Francis picks notorious pro-LGBT clerics to participate in October Synod on Synodality.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio helped to “cook the books” prior to his “election” as the universal public face of apostasy on March 13, 2023. He “cooked the books” leading up to the issuance of Amoris Laetitia on March 19, 2023, and he is cooking the books and stacking the decks leading up to the full acceptance of sodomy and all its perverse mutations, including the chemical and surgical mutilation of men and women in the ontologically impossible effort to change their gender God chose for them from all eternity, and the abject insanity of people thinking that they are something other than what they are.

None of the conciliar revolutionaries named to their false sect’s “college of cardinals” nor the bevy of lay people (and that includes the supposed “clergy”) appointed by Senor Jorge to the upcoming synod on sodomy understand that the sole basis of human identify is the fact that each human being is made in the image and likeness of God and endowed with a rational, immortal soul that He wants baptized as soon as possible after birth in order to be raised as a Catholic and be able to die in a state of Sanctifying Grace. The conciliar revolutionaries think purely in earthly “happiness” and popular “acceptance” as they dismiss even the plain words of Sacred Scripture as being irrelevant to “modern” circumstances.

As I have noted before. God does not conform Himself to the wickedness of men. God calls upon all men to conform themselves to everything taught in His Holy Name by His one true Church, the Catholic Church, as He equips them with the means won for them by His Co-Equal, Co-Eternal Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to do good, avoid evil and thus to grow in sanctity with every beat of their hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Making the Conciliar Revolution and Its Evolutionary Process Irreversible Except by Miraculous Intervention

The hollow cries of those who have for very long now “fought from within” to seek to “convert” a man they consider to be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter continue to be heard from within the “conservative” precincts of the conciliar sect. However, “fighting from within” any false religion (Anglicanism, Methodism, Presbyterianism, conciliarism, etc.) to “save” it is bound to meet with failure.

Senor Jorge has made the selection of a “Junior Jorge” inevitable, and the “best” that “conservative” and traditionally-minded Catholics can hope for at this time is miracle that someone along the lines of Carlo Mario Vigano, Athanasius Schneider, Raymond Burke, or Gerhard Muller would be “elected” as the seventh in the current line of antipopes. However, the votes are not there for any of these “moderate” revolutionaries to be “elected,” meaning that the “ultra-progressive” conciliar revolutionaries will remain in charge until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ intervenes directly. There is not a single "cardinal" within the conciliar sect that rejects concilarism in its entirety.

There is a special irony in this as many critics of sedevacantism point out that there is no “end game” by which a true pope can be restored to the Throne of Saint Peter except for a miraculous intervention. This is true, of course, and it has been prophesied by many mystics, including the Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich and Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, among others. I, for one, do not know when Our Lord will intervene and put an end to the conciliar madness, but I do know that the Catholic Church nor any true pope can be responsible for anything emanating from her counterfeit ape, the counterfeit church of conciliarism, something that I have pointed out in great detail over the past seventeen years, including recently in Unsound Men Promoting Unsound Doctrine, part one, Unsound Men Promoting Unsound Doctrine, part one, Another Ratzinger Myth is Born: Ratzinger the Catholic Mariologist, An Open Invitation to Josef Seifert and Others of Good Will to Remove Their Blinders, Nota Bene: "Bishop" Joseph Strickland: "Whoever is Holy Does Not Dissent from the Pope" (Pope Saint Pius X), Holy Mother Church is Infallible, No Ifs, Ands, or Buts, Empty Faith Leads to the "Repurposing" of Catholic Churches in Europe, A Perpetual Truth in the Midst of the Perpetual Reiteration of Error: A True Pope Is Never in Need of Correction, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Version of Beat the Clock.

The Catholic Church can never give us any liturgy that is in any way defective or that is an incentive to impiety or that can be used a means of institutionalizing gross offenses to God. Who says so? The Council of Trent:

CANON VII.--If any one saith, that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church makes use of in the celebration of masses, are incentives to impiety, rather than offices of piety; let him be anathema. (Session Twenty-Two, Chapter IX, Canon VII, Council of Trent, September 17, 1562, CT022.) 

The Catholic Church cannot be stained by any taint of error, as pope after pope has taught us:

As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)

Just as Christianity cannot penetrate into the soul without making it better, so it cannot enter into public life without establishing order. With the idea of a God Who governs all, Who is infinitely Wise, Good, and Just, the idea of duty seizes upon the consciences of men. It assuages sorrow, it calms hatred, it engenders heroes. If it has transformed pagan society--and that transformation was a veritable resurrection--for barbarism disappeared in proportion as Christianity extended its sway, so, after the terrible shocks which unbelief has given to the world in our days, it will be able to put that world again on the true road, and bring back to order the States and peoples of modern times. But the return of Christianity will not be efficacious and complete if it does not restore the world to a sincere love of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies Itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which  it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. Legitimate dispenser of the teachings of the Gospel it does not reveal itself only as the consoler and Redeemer of souls, but It is still more the internal source of justice and charity, and the propagator as well as the guardian of true liberty, and of that equality which alone is possible here below. In applying the doctrine of its Divine Founder, It maintains a wise equilibrium and marks the true limits between the rights and privileges of society. The equality which it proclaims does not destroy the distinction between the different social classes. It keeps them intact, as nature itself demands, in order to oppose the anarchy of reason emancipated from Faith, and abandoned to its own devices. The liberty which it gives in no wise conflicts with the rights of truth, because those rights are superior to the demands of liberty. Not does it infringe upon the rights of justice, because those rights are superior to the claims of mere numbers or power. Nor does it assail the rights of God because they are superior to the rights of humanity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)

For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.) 

Please note that Pope Gregory XVI wrote that the truth can be found in the Catholic Church without "even a slight tarnish of error."

Please note that Pope Leo XIII stressed that the Catholic Church "makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the command which it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity."

Please note that that Pope Pius XI explained that the Catholic Church brings forth her teaching "with ease and security to the knowledge of men."

Anyone who says that this has been done by the counterfeit church of concilairism, which has made its "reconciliation" with the false principles of Modernity that leave no room for the confessionally Catholic civil state and the Social Reign of Christ the King, is not thinking too clearly (and that is as about as charitably as I can put the matter). If the conciliar church has brought forth its teaching "with ease and security to the knowledge of men," why, as noted earlier in this article, is there such disagreement even between the "progressive" conciliarists and "conservative" conciliarists concerning the proper "interpretation" of the "Second" Vatican Council and its aftermath? Or does this depend upon what one means by "ease and security"? 

Fathers Francisco and Dominic Radecki, CMRI, explained in Tumultuous Times that the Catholic Church can never give us "novelties" of any kind, no less those that have been institutionalized by the counterfeit church of conciliarism:

A legitimate pope cannot contradict or deny what was first taught by Christ to His Church. An essential change in belief constitutes the establishment of a new religion.

The attribute of infallibility was given to the popes in order that the revealed doctrines and teaching of Christ would remain forever intact and unchanged. It is contrary to faith and reason to blindly follow an alleged pope who attempts to destroy the Catholic Faith--for there have been 41 documented antipopes. Papal infallibility means that the Holy Ghost guides and preserves the Catholic Church from error through the succession of legitimate popes who have ruled the Church through the centuries. All Catholics, including Christ's Vicar on earth, the pope, must accept all the doctrinal pronouncements of past popes. These infallible teachings form a vital link between Christ and St. Peter and his successors.

If a pope did not accept and believe this entire body of formulated teachings (the Deposit of Faith), he could not himself be a Catholic. He would cease to belong to Christ's Church. If he no longer belongs to the Catholic Church, he cannot be her Head. (Fathers Francisco and Dominic Radecki, CMRI, Tumultuous Times, p. 274.)

"Do not be misled by various and passing doctrines. In the Catholic Church Herself we must be careful to hold what has been believed everywhere, always and by all; for that alone is truly and properly Catholic." (Saint Vincent of Lerins, quoted in Tumultuous Times by Frs. Francisco and Dominic Radecki, CMRI, p. 279.)

Accepting the truth of our situation makes us not one whit better than anyone else. Indeed, there are some sedevacantists who are so oblivious to the human sense in their dealing with others on a one-on-one basis that they make themselves to appear to be "so right that they are wrong," to paraphrase the best teacher I ever had, a professor at Saint John's University who convinced me to pursue a college teaching career in the summer of 1972, meaning that they simply do not know when to let well enough be and simply let souls find the truth on their own as they respond to the graces sent to them by Our Lady.

Each of us has enough sins of our own to make reparation for without heaping more hot coals upon us by casting stones at those who may be as firm in their rejecting what we tell them as many of us were for decades when we heard these same truths from the mouths of others who were truly concerned about our spiritual well-being. We must pray for each other in this time of apostasy and betrayal, trusting in the care of our dear Blessed Mother to help us and others negotiate the troubling waters that conciliarism has produced.

On the One Hundred Sixth Anniversary on the Vision of Hell that Our Lady Gave to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos

Today, July 13, 2023, the Feast of Pope Saint Anacletus, is the one hundred sixth anniversary of Our Lady’s third apparition in the Cova da Iria to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos.

As most believing Catholics know very well, the apparitions that took place on the day of the week commemorating Our Lord's Passion and Death, Friday, July 13, 1917, the Feast of Pope Saint Anacletus, the second successor of Saint Peter, by whom he was converted and ordained to the Holy Priesthood and a martyr for the Holy Faith, contained Our Lady’s teling the seers that she would come to request the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart by a pope, to prevent the spreading of its errors, which include those of Russian Orthodoxy, a precursor of Protestantism in many ways, and Marxism-Leninism, which was just about three months away from being instituted by means of a bloody revolution.

The story is familiar, but the great historian William Thomas Walsh provided us with its definitive account:

“I want you to come here on the thirteenth day of the coming month, and to continue to say five decades of the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war. For She alone will be able to help.”

Lucia said, “I wish to ask you to tell us who you are, and to perform a miracle so that everyone will believe that your have appeared to us!”

“Continue to come here every month,” answered the Lady. “In October I will tell you who I am and what I wish, and will perform a miracle that everyone will have to believe.”

Here Lucia thought of some requests that various people had asked her to present. “I don't remember just what they were,” she wrote in 1941. But it is believed that one of them was the cure of Maria Carreira's crippled son; and the Lady is said to have answered that she would not cure him, but would give him a means of livelihood if he would say his Rosary every day. What Lucia now recalls is her insistence on the daily use of the beads to gain graces during the year.

“Sacrifice yourselves for sinner,” she repeated, “and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice:

O Jesus, it is for your love, for the conversion of sinners and in reparations for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'”

As the Lady spoke the last words, she opened her lovely hands as before, and poured down from them the revealing and penetrating radiance that had warmed the hearts of the children on the previous occasions. But this time it seemed to pass into the earth, disclosing beneath – and these are Lucia's words, written in 1941 – a sea of fire; and plunged in this fire the demons and the souls, as if they were red-hot coals, transparent and black or bronze-colored, with human forms, which floated about in the conflagration, borne by the flames which issued from it with clouds of smoke, falling on all side as sparks fall in great conflagration – without weight or equilibrium, among shrieks and groans of sorrow and despair which horrify and cause to shudder with fear.

The devils were distinguished by horrible and loathsome form of animals frightful and unknown, but transparent like black coals that have turned red-hot. (Memoir IV, also III, in almost the same words.)

The children were so frightened that they would have died, they felt, if they had not been told they were all going to heaven. After gazing in fascinated horror at the gruesome spectacle which not even Saint Teresa has described more fearfully, they raised their eyes as if in desperate appeal to the Lady who stood gazing down on them with somber tenderness.

“You see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go,” she said at length. (William Thomas Walsh, Our Lady of Fatima, published originally by the Macmillan Company, New York, New York, 1947, and republished in 1990 by Image Book, Doubleday, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, pp. 80-81.)

The vision of hell that Our Lady showed Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco should terrify us all, and, again, it is not a coincidence that they were given on July 13 as it is on this date that, in addition to Pope Saint Anacletus, whose feast is celebrated universally in the General Roman Calendar of the Catholic Church, the Roman Martyrology includes two Prophets, Joel and Esdras.

The Prophet Joel warned about the fate of unrepentant sinners that Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco had seen suffering in hell:         

[11] Break forth, and come, all ye nations, from round about, and gather yourselves together: there will the Lord cause all thy strong ones to fall down. [12] Let them arise, and let the nations come up into the valley of Josaphat: for there I will sit to judge all nations round about. [13] Put ye in the sickles, for the harvest is ripe: come and go down, for the press is full, the fats run over: for their wickedness is multiplied. [14] Nations, nations in the valley of destruction: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction. [15] The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.

[16] And the Lord shall roar out of Sion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem: and the heavens and the earth shall be moved, and the Lord shall be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. [17] And you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Sion my holy mountain: and Jerusalem shall be holy and strangers shall pass through it no more. [18] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down sweetness, and the hills shall flow with milk: and waters shall flow through all the rivers of Juda: and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the torrent of thorns. [19] Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a wilderness destroyed: because they have done unjustly against the children of Juda, and have shed innocent blood in their land. [20] And Judea shall be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem to generation and generation. (Joel 3:11-20.)

Bishop Richard Challoner explained that that the fountain that “shall come forth of the house of the Lord” is the fountain of grace in the Church Militant, and of glory in the Church Triumphant, meaning that we have the means, Sanctifying Grace, in the Church Militant to save our souls and thus become members of the Church Triumphant after bearing our crosses with courage and patience. Bishop Challoner also reminded us that the spiritual Jerusalem is the Catholic Church, not, as many Protestants and Zionist Catholics believe, the earthly Jerusalem of the Zionist State of Israel:

[18] "A fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord": Viz., the fountain of grace in the church militant, and of glory in the church triumphant: which shall water the torrent or valley of thorns, that is, the souls that before, like barren ground brought forth nothing but thorns; or that were afflicted with the thorns of crosses and tribulations.

[20] "And Jerusalem": That is, the spiritual Jerusalem, viz., the church of Christ. (Challoner Commentary, Duoay-Rheims Bible.)

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori referred to the Valley of Josaphat, mentioned by the Prophet Joel, in a sermon about the General Judgment.

7. “The judgment sat, and the books were opened.” (Dan. vii. 10.) The books of conscience are opened, and the judgment commences. The Apostle says, that the Lord “will bring to light the hidden things of darkness.” (1 Cor. iv. 5.) And, by the mouth of his prophet, Jesus Christ has said: “I will search Jerusalem with lamps.” (Soph. i. 12.) The light of the lamp reveals all that is hidden.

8. “A judgment,” says St. Chrysostom, “terrible to sinners, but desirable and sweet to the just.” (Hom. iii. de Dav.) The last judgment shall fill sinners with terror, but will be a source of joy and sweetness to the elect; for God will then give praise to each one according to his works. (1 Cor. iv. 5.) The Apostle tells us that on that day the just will be raised above the clouds to be united to the angels, and to increase the number of those who pay homage to the Lord. “We shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air.” (I Thess. iv. 16.)

9. Worldlings now regard as fools the saints who led mortified and humble lives; but then they shall confess their own folly, and say: "We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints." (Wis. v. 4, 5.) In this world, the rich and the noble are called happy; but true happiness consists in a life of sanctity. Rejoice, ye souls who live in tribulation;”our sorrow shall be turned into joy." (John xvi. 20.) In the valley of Josaphat you shall be seated on thrones of glory.

10. But the reprobate, like goats destined for the slaughter, shall be placed on the left, to await their last condemnation. ”Judicii tempus," says St. Chrysostom, ”misericordiam non recipit." On the day of judgment there is no hope of mercy for poor sinners. “Magna," says St. Augustine, "jam est poena peccati, metum et memoriam divini perdidisse judicii." (Serm. xx. de Temp.) The greatest punishment of sin in those who live in enmity with God, is to lose the fear and remembrance of the divine judgment. Continue, continue, says the Apostle, to live obstinately in sin; but in proportion to your obstinacy, you shall have accumulated for the day of judgment a treasure of the wrath of God “But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart , thou treasurest up to thyself wrath against the day of wrath” (Rom ii. 5)

11. Then sinners will not be able to hide themselves but, with insufferable pain, they shall be compelled to appear in judgment. "To lie hid” says St. Anselm, “will be impossible to appear will be intolerable." The devils will perform their office of accusers, and as St. Augustine says, will say to the Judge: “Most just God, declare him to be mine, who was unwilling to be yours. ” The witnesses against the wicked shall be first, their own conscience. "Their conscience bearing witness to them, ”(Rom. ii. 15); secondly, the very walls of the house in which they sinned shall cry out against them”The stone shall cry out of the wall," (Hab. ii 11); thirdly, the Judge himself will say "I am the judge and the witness, saith the Lord." (Jer. xxix 23 ) Hence, according to St. Augustine, "He who is now the witness of .your life, shall be the judge of your cause. ” (Lib. x. de Chord., c. ii.) To Christians particularly he will say: "Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes”(Matt. xi. 21.) Christians, he will say, if the graces which I have bestowed on you had been given to the Turks or to the Pagans, they would have done penance for their sins; but you have ceased to sin only with your death. He shall then manifest to all men their most hidden crimes. "I will discover thy shame to thy face. ” (Nahum iii. 5.) He will expose to view all their secret impurities, injustices, and cruelties. ”I will set all thy abominations against thee”(Ezech. vii. 3.) Each of the damned shall carry his sins written on his forehead.

12. What excuses can save the wicked on that day? Ah! they can offer no excuses. ”All iniquity shall stop her mouth." (Ps. cvi. 42.) Their very sins shall close the mouth of the reprobate, so that they will not have courage to excuse themselves. They shall pronounce their own condemnation.

Third Point. Sentence of the elect, and of the reprobate

13. St. Bernard says, that the sentence of the elect, and their destiny to eternal glory, shall be first declared, that the pains of the reprobate may be increased by the sight of what they lost. ”Prius pronunciabitur sententia electis ut acrius (reprobi) doleant videntes quid amiserunt." (Ser. viii., in Ps. xc.) Jesus Christ, then, shall first turn to the elect, and with a serene countenance shall say: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ”(Matt. xxv. 34.) He will then bless all the tears shed through sorrow for their sins, and all their good works, their prayers, mortifications, and communions; above all, he will bless for them the pains of his passion and the blood shed for their salvation. And, after these benedictions, the elect, singing alleluias, shall enter Paradise to praise and love God eternity.

14. The Judge shall then turn to the reprobate, and shall pronounce the sentence of their condemnation in these words . ”Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." (Matt. xxv. 41 ) They shall then be forever accursed, separated from God, and sent to burn for ever in the fire of hell. “And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just into life everlasting. ” (Matt. xxv. 46.)

15. After this sentence, the wicked shall, according to St. Ephrem, be compelled to take leave for ever of their relatives, of Paradise, of the saints, and of Mary the divine Mother. "Farewell, ye just! Farewell, O cross I Farewell, Paradise! Farewell, fathers and brothers: we shall never see you again! Farewell, O Mary, mother of God!” (St. Eph. de variis serm. inf.) Then a great pit shall open in the middle of the valley: the unhappy damned shall be cast into it, and shall see those doors shut which shall never again be opened. O accursed sin! to what a miserable end will you one day conduct so many souls redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. O unhappy souls! for whom is prepared such a melancholy end. But, brethren, have confidence. Jesus Christ is now a Father, and not judge. He is ready to pardon all who repent. Let us then instantly ask pardon from him. (On the General Judgment: Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, Saint Alphonsus de Liguori.)

Catholics must always keep in mind the reality of the Particular Judgment and that of the General Judgment. The Fatima seers saw the endless suffering of the sous in hell, resolving then and there to intensify their sufferings and sacrifices so that sinners in this life would be converted before death and avoid the fate of the souls they saw enduring torments that will never end.

William Thomas Walsh alluded made an allusion to Saint Teresa of Avila’s vision of hell, which, though not as frightful as what Our Lady had shown hell to be, is sobering in its own right:

Finally, her visions were tested and approved as genuine by many learned and spiritual persons. “Some will say,” adds Father Ribera rather quaintly, “that she is a woman. Yes, but before God there are no men or women, but only creatures.”

Teresa had good reason now to believe that she was safe. Having passed every test she was ready for whatever God wished her to do. What was it to be?

The answer seems to have come to her by a process of reasoning that began with a vision of hell, the description of which is one of the most vivid passages of her Autobiography:

“After a long time, in which the Lord had given me many of the favors I have described, and others very great, I was one day in prayer when I found myself, without knowing how, in a state where I seemed to be in the middle of hell. I understood that the Lord wished me to see where the place which the demons had prepared for me, and which I merited by my sins. This I could never forget. The entrance seemed to me like an alley very long and straight, sort of an oven very low and dark and narrow. The ground seemed to me of a water like mud, very filthy and of pestilential odor and many vile reptiles in it. On the side there was a concavity placed in a wall, like a cupboard, where I saw myself shut up very tightly. All this was delightful to behold in comparison to what I felt there. This that I have said would be hard to exaggerate.

“I wouldn't know how even to begin to exaggerate this, not could it be understood; but I felt a fire in my soul, which I don't understand how to say what it is like. The most unbearable bodily pains, and I have suffered very grievous ones in this life, and as the doctors say, the worst that can happen here-- all is nothing in comparison with the agonizing of the soul, a sense of constraint, a stifling, an anguish so keen, and with a sorrow so abandoned and afflicted, that I don't know how to describe it. For to say it is as if the soul were being always pulled up by the roots, is little, for that is as if someone else were putting end to our life; but here it is the soul herself that seems to cutting herself to pieces. The fact is that I don't know how to express that interior fire, and that despair over such very heavy torments and pains. I did not see who have them to me, but I felt myself burn and crumble into pieces, as it seemed to me; and I say that that interior fire and desperation is the worst.

“Being in such a pestilential place, so helpless even to hope for consolation, there was no sitting down, or lying down, or any room at all, although they had put me in this as in a hole made in the wall; for those walls, which are frightful to look upon, tightened themselves, and everything was suffocating, there was no light, but everywhere the blackest darkness. I not understand how it can be that without any light everything can be seen that is painful to look upon . . .  I don't know how it was, but I understood it to be a great favor, and that the Lord wished me to see with my own eyes the place from which His mercy had save me? All the torments she had ever read or imagined about hell were nothing to what she then felt; they were like mere pictures compared to reality itself. “And being burned here is very little in comparison to that fire there.

“It left me so frightened that even now, as I write about it almost six years later, the natural warmth leaves my body, here where I am. And so I don't remember any times since that I have had trouble or pain, without thinking that everything that can be suffered here is nothing, and so it rather seems to me that we complain without cause. And so I say again that it was one of the greatest favors the Lord has done for me, for it has been of much help to me, not only in losing my fear of tribulations and contradictions in this life, but in giving me strength to endure them and to give thanks to the Lord who delivered me, as it now seems to me, from evils so everlasting and terrible.”

As Teresa reflected upon the experience afterwards, she began to think of all the miserable souls who had gone there, and were going there and would go there. This thought filled her with grief, and with a burning desire to save them from such a fate, as she herself had been saved. “From then on I had the greatest sorrow for the many souls that condemn themselves to hell, especially those Lutherans, for they were already members of the Church by baptism, and . . . I thought that to save even one of them form such very grievous torments I would endure many deaths very joyfully.” (William Thomas Walsh, Saint Teresa of Avila, published originally by The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 144, and republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1987, pp. 169-171. By the way, every Catholic should have—and read—every single book written by William Thomas Walsh.)

Saint Teresa of Avila’s mystical experience of hell was very similar to the vision of hell shown to Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia on July 13, 1917. Saint Teresa was more resolved to suffer all things to save souls from hell after she had experienced its pains, and she was particularly concerned about the fate of Lutherans, and Saint Teresa used the term “Lutherans” to refer to all Protestants as it was, after all, Martin Luther who started the Protestant Revolution within her own lifetime.

In these latter times, though, Our Lady explained to the Fatima children that it was to save poor sinners from hell that she wanted devotion to her Immaculate Heart to be instituted, thus providing each of us with an additional help to convert poor sinners and that we ourselves could avoid the pains of eternal hellfire. It is no accident that Our Lady appeared on October 13, 1917, clothed in the garment of Carmel just two days before the feast day of a daughter of Carmel, Saint Teresa of Avila, who had herself suffered to keep sinners from going to hell.

In the Aftermath of the Vision of Hell

Great tumult had arisen as a result of Our Lady’s first three apparitions in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. Atheistic Masons published derogatory stories about the apparitions in newspapers, especially O Seculo, the chief newspaper of Lisbon, Portugal, as anti-clericalists wrote that Our Lady’s apparitions were manufactured to produce commercial gain for Holy Mother Church.

William Thomas Walsh explained how the Fatima children dealt with all of the commotion in the aftermath of the vision of hell, which was kept a secret from the public, of course, and fact that they had become objects of curiosity and derision:

After a while they began to develop a certain skill in avoiding bores of the sleek and curious variety, who were so hard to shake off. They could tell them at a glance from a distance. One day they saw a group of fine ladies and gentlemen getting out of a motor car on the road from Aljustrel to Fatima. There was no doubt what they were, but it was too late to escape: the ladies had already seen them and were approaching with smiles only too familiar.

“Where do the little shepherds live? The ones that saw Our Lady?”

The children gave the most precise directions to their homes. The visitors thanked them, and went on down the hill, while the three, giggling with triumph, tumbled over the wall and ran to hide among the olive trees behind the Abobora cottage.

“We must always do this!” said Jacinta with great satisfaction.

There were many priests among the pilgrims at this period. And most of the priests, despite the accusations of the anti-clerical press, were skeptical and even hostile. Priests trained in theology were well aware of the harm that fraud or delusion might do the Church, and could ask a thousand clever questions that would never occur to one of the unbelieving skeptics. The mere sight of a black soutane far down the road became a warning signal to be acted upon instantly. “When we saw a priest coming, we always escaped if we could.” wrote Lucia. “When we saw ourselves in the presence of a priest, we prepared ourselves to offer to God one of our greatest sacrifices.”

Fortunately there were exceptions. One of those they liked to remember afterwards was the visit of the Jesuit Father Cruz, who came all the way from Lisboa to investigate what he had heard. Four years had passed since he had said to Lucia, at her first confession, “My daughter, your soul is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Keep it always pure . . . “ And thought he was prematurely old and bent almost double, he still went about, never carrying money with him, preaching and directing souls, which he seemed to read instantly with his small, shrewd benevolent eyes. (He is still doing this at the age of eighty-six. I met him by happy chance on a train between Lisboa and Santarem last summer. He told me he had given Lucia her first communion.) After questioning the children for some time, he persuaded them, as a good detective might, to take him to the exact spot where they had seen Our Lady, and to reenact for him all they had done and said.

“On the way,” Lucia recalls, “we walked on each side of His Reverence, who was mounted on an ass so small that his feet almost dragged on the ground.” It was a long and painful journey for him, and a tedious one, perhaps, for them, but it was worthwhile, for he came away convinced that they had told the truth. He taught them many ejaculatory prayers that proved useful and consoling. After from that day on he was their champion. (William Thomas Walsh, Our Lady of Fatima, published originally by the Macmillan Company, New York, New York, 1947, and republished in  1990 by An Image Book, Doubleday, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, pp. 85-86.)

When left to themselves, though, the chosen souls conversed amongst themselves about what they had experienced during Our Lady’s first three apparitions:

It was only at Cabeco or Valinhos or on the hills near Cova de Iria that Lucia could find any peace or solace at all. And even there the discussions of the three had taken on a sombre and more thoughtful tone since the breath-taking revelations of July 13. The fires of hell, the damnation of many souls, a second world war with millions of people starving, homeless, tormented, butchered, trembling unprepared into eternity – how could the world ever look the same to childish eyes after Divine Wisdom had disclosed to them such horrors! The two girls could think of nothing else. Francisco, for some reason, was much less shaken by the experience. Instead of brooding on the countless souls he had seen rising and falling like sparks in the flames under the taunts of fallen angels, he would fix his thoughts upon God, upon His goodness and His glory

“How wonderful God is!” he would cry ecstatically. “There is no way to say it. All you can say is, that nobody can say it! But isn't it too bad that He is so sad! If I could only console Him!”

Jacinta did not find it so easy to put out of mind the horror of eternal death. If a world war could be both incredible and painfully real, so much the more so was hell. But what does a child of seven know of the enormity of sin? She was shocked, profoundly puzzled. A few days after the apparition of July she sat for a long time on a stone, reflecting deeply while the sheep munched the withered grass and furze. Finally she said:

“That Lady said that many souls go to hell. What is hell?”

“It is a pit full of worms and a very big bonfire,” replied Lucia, perhaps quoting her mother, “and people go there who commit sins and don't confess them, and they stay for ever and burn.”

“And never get out any more?”


“Not after many, many years?”

“No. Hell never ends. And heaven doesn't either. Whoever goes to heaven never gets out of it, and whoever goes to hell doesn't either. Don't you see that they are eternal, because they never end?”

Jacinta found this concept of endlessness at once baffling and tantalizing. She could never put it wholly out of mind. Often in the midst of some fame she would stop suddenly and say:

“But look her, doesn't hell end even after many, many, many years?”


“And those people who have to burn there never die? Never? And they never turn into ashes? And if people pray a great deal for sinners, Our Lord will save them from that? And with sacrifices too? Poor sinners we have to pray and made many sacrifices for them!?

Then, when the thought of the burden of sin became almost unbearable, she would remember the consolation that had been granted with it.

“How good that Lady is! Yes, she has promised to take us to heaven!”

Jacinta was too unselfish to be able to dwell long or complacently on her own good fortune when there were so many others who would never share it. To her the sight of gehennah was like a gate opening upon a steep road of asceticism. “I think the many I saw being lost,” wrote Saint Teresa of Jesus after a similar experience; and the little serrana of Aljustrel was so stricken with the same noble pity that she acquired a thirst for penance to which Lucia could apply only the word “insatiable.” Other Christians accepted hell on faith, because Christ had said repeatedly and with solemn emphasis that there is a hell, but Jacinta had seen it; and once she grasped the idea the God's justice is the counterpart of His mercy, and that there must be a hell if there is to be a heaven, nothing seemed important to her except to save as many souls as possible from the horrors she had glimpsed under the radiant hands of the Queen of Heaven. Nothing could be too heard, nothing too small or too great to give up.

“Eat, Jacinta.”

“No, I will offer this sacrifice for poor sinners who eat too much.”

“Drink, Jacinta.”

“No, this is for those who drink too much.”

She would say suddenly to Lucia, “I am sorry for you. Francisco and I are going to heaven, but you stay her alone. I will ask Our Lady to take you to heaven! But she wants you to stay her for a while! When you see the war, don't be afraid – in heaven I will be praying for you.”

More and more, however, she brooded on the lost souls.

“Jacinta, what are you thinking of?” asked Lucia one day.

“Of that war that is going to come, and of so many people who are going to die and go to hell. What a pity there must be a war and they must go to hell because they won't stop sinning!”

Time and again this thought recurred with sickening impact. She would say, with a look of terror, “Hell! Hell! How sorry I am for souls that are going to hell!” Then she would fall on her knees, clasp her hands and repeat over and over the prayer Our Lady had taught them to add to each decade of the Rosary:

“O my Jesus, pardon us, save us from the fire of hell, draw all souls to heaven, especially those in most need!”

One day after she had been thus long upon her knees, she called:

“Francisco! Francisco, are you going to pray with me? It is necessary to pray a great deal to save souls from hell. So many are going there! So many!” And they said the prayer again together, for those who said no prayers.

“Why doesn't Our Lady show hell to sinners?” demanded Jacinta one day. “If they saw it, they would never sin again, so they wouldn't go there. You must tell that Lady to show hell to all those people. You will see how they will be converted!” Poor Jacinta! It seemed so simple. Perhaps she had not yet heard the parable of Dives and Lazarus. “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither would they believe were one to rise from the dead.” (St. Luke XVI, 31.) She was silent for a moment. The she said:

“Why didn't you tell that Lady that she ought to show hell to those people?”

“I forgot.”

“So did I,” said the younger child sadly.

“What sins are they that those people do.” she asked one day, “to have to go to hell?”

“I don't know.” Lucia, after all, was not much older than her cousin. “Perhaps the sin of not going to Mass on Sunday, of stealing, of saying wicked words, cursing people, swearing.” (Lucia's impression is that most souls are lost through “sins of the flesh.” She believes that Our Lady revealed this to Jacinta in 1920. --III, p.5.)

“And only for one word they can go to hell?”

“Well, it's a sin! Let them keep quiet and go to Mass.”

“Oh, if I could only show them hell!” She reflected a few moments, then said, “If Our lady lets you, tell all the people what hell is, so that they will commit no more sins and not go there.”

Another time she said, in horror, as if she still saw the vision before her, “So many people falling into hell! So many people in hell!”

“Don't be afraid!” Lucia tried to reassure her. “You are going to heaven.”

“Yes, yes, I'm going. But I was all those people to go there too!”

Jacinta's round cheeks were beginning to look drawn and hollow, her black eyes to glow like those that peer into other worlds than ours. And like many other friends of God, she had already begun, in August, to have prophetic visions. Some of the most gruesome scenes of the Second World War passed through the mind of this child of seven almost a quarter of a century before they were enacted upon the roads of France or Holland, or in the ruins of London or of Frankfort.

One hot day when they had been sitting on the rocks at Cabeco, lazily watching the listless sheep below, she suddenly prostrated herself and uttered the prayer the angel had taught them:

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love you! I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You!”

A profound silence followed. Then the little girl said to Lucia:

“Don't you see such a long street, so many roads and fields full of people weeping with hunger, and they have nothing to eat? And the Holy Father in a church before the Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying? And so many people praying with him?”

Possibly this referred to the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart by Pope Pius XII in 1942. But there was much more about the Pope, or a Pope, in the visions of Jacinta, and she was so disturbed that she wanted to tell everybody, so that all good Christians would pray unceasingly for him.

“Can I say that I saw the Holy Father and all those people?” she asked.

“No,” answered Lucia. “Don't you see that that makes part of the secret? And that then it will be discovered?”

Nevertheless, Jacinta continued to worry constantly about this future Pope. One very hot afternoon, when even the sheep were nodding in their shelter, the three children were sitting under the olive trees on the stone slabs that covered the well behind the house of Antonio Abobora. Francisco became restless and began to look for some wild honey among the flowers that grew in a little bramble thicket near by. Lucia was soon doing likewise. Jacinta remained sitting on the edge of the well, staring into space. Presently they heard her say:

“Don't you see the Holy Father?”


“I don't know how it is, I see the Holy Father in a very large house, on his knees before a table, with his hands over his face, crying. In from of the house there are many people and some are throwing stones at him, others are cursing him and saying very foul words to him. Poor little Holy Father! We must pray a lot for him!”

Who was this Vicar of Christ that Jacinta saw stoned by a mob? There is a story in Portugal that Lucia has reason to believe that it may be Pope Pius XII. She assured me that Jacinta did not indicate any particular Pope – “just a Pope.” But he was a very real one to her. (William Thomas Walsh, Our Lady of Fatima, published originally by the Macmillan Company, New York, New York, 1947, and republished in  1990 by An Image Book, Doubleday, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, pp. 87-92.)

Although the conciliarists have deconstructed Sister Lucia dos Santos’s vision of a Holy Father by applying to the late Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II when he was shot and gravely wounded by Mohammedan, Mehmet Ali Agca, who had escaped from a Turkish prison after being convicted for the murder of a journalist, on May 13, 1981, we do not know who the pope in Sister Lucia’s vision is, but it may refer to a pope who reigns after when a true Successor of Saint Peter is placed by the hand of God on the Throne of Saint Peter.

May we simply trust in Our Lady so that the errors of the day, including all those being propagated by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, will be vanquished once and for all as our daily Rosaries help to plant a few seeds for the triumph of her Immaculate Heart and the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of the Social Reign of Christ the King that the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of pantheistic hedonists reject so utterly.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon. 

Viva Cristo ReyVivat Christus Rex

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.

Pope Saint Anacletus, pray for us.