A future “Reign of Mary” before the Coming of the Lord?

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With the possible loss of the election to a true example of a Conciliar Church member, Joe Biden, who openly supports the killing pre-partum and post-partum human babies, sodomy and taking of religion out of the public square, agreeing with those who say the Catholic Faith promotes hate speech, the question once more arises whether those traditional Catholics will continue to support a condemned form of Millenarianism or recognize that we are awaiting for the return of Christ as the final end approaches.

I am speaking of the form of Millenarianism that is the promoted under the guise of the “Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” or “Reign of Mary” that will convert Russia to the faith and the world will find itself serving Mary.

I have tried to convince the faithful that the present Vatican II popes are the Antichrists, denying that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and taking the faithful from the Catholic Faith by the fallacious Vatican Council II and its rejection of the Apostolic Faith, replacing it with a humanistic sociological diverse imitation based on Modernist principles of relativism. That these Conciliar popes cannot—even if the consecration were performed—be expected to convert the world when they promote Universal Salvation, embraced the One World Order/ New Order of the Ages (Novus Ordo Seclorum), and reject the notion of converting but rather seek to unite in a syncretic form of religion.

Unfortunately there are those who still subscribe to such an illusion and I want to again bring out the following points.

Sister Lucia, a seer of Fatima, wrote in her memoirs that Our Lady said to her: “You see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go.  To save them, God wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.  The war is going to end.  But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pope Pius XI.

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“When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.

“To prevent this I come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.  If they listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace.  If not she will scatter her errors through the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church.  The good will be martyrized, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.

“In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.  The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and it will be converted and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world (Memoir III, p. 2; IV, p. 39).

“In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be kept.” (Memoir IV, p. 39).

Many have chosen to interpret this as a Millenial proclamation: The Holy Father will Consecrate Russia, which will convert and the world will have the reign of glory as envisioned by other millenarists.

The message must be broken into parts and analyzed in a manner that both retains the context, but conforms with the faith and to reality. First, our Lady is speaking of a punishment: “He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war”, etc. “To prevent this [punishment of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father] I come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.”

The intention of the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was to prevent World War II. This war did come. Pope Pius XII did consecrate the world [of which Russia is a part] to the Immaculate Heart of Mary [6]. The War did end and there was a period of seeming peace. But, was Russia converted to the Catholic Faith? No, but more freedom was granted to the Russian people to practice their faith.

“The enmity between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Soviet state came to an official end in September 1943 with the election of Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Sergii Stragorodskii, de facto leader of the church for seventeen years, as Patriarch. The election had been preceded by a momentous September 4 meeting in the Kremlin between Joseph Stalin and three leading Metropolitans: Sergei, Aleksei Simanskii of Leningrad and Nikolai Iarushevich of Kiev. Stalin granted them the right to open a limited number of churches and religious schools, and to convene a national synod on September 8, which duly elected Sergei patriarch. Upon his elevation, Sergei immediately declared Stalin the divinely anointed ruler, initiating an uneasy collaboration between church and state that survived the Soviet system.” (Seventeen Moments in Soviet History, retrieved July 4, 2008 from http://www.soviet history.org/index.php? action=L2&SubjectID=1943patriarch&Year=1943; cf. http://soviethistory.msu.edu/1943-2/orthodox-patriarch-appointed/)

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Finally, Our Lady said, “The dogma of the Faith will always be kept” in Portugal. As Mary is referring to the chastisement of World War II, and as Portugal was suffering a crisis of faith at the time of the visions, would we not be better to confine these prophesies to the period she is speaking? Portugal did make it through the crisis of faith and stayed out of World War II. In perspective to the Church today, it is not possible to say Portugal is a refuge of Faith. Just in the year 2004 Fatima was submitted to further desecration besides the Modernists Protestant services:

Oct 2004 (CWR) – Back in May, a group of about 60 Hindu pilgrims descended on the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. Welcomed by the rector of the shrine, and with explicit permission from the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, they held their own service there. Thanks to a Portuguese television report, we have a videotape record of a Hindu priest praying at the altar, in the chapel built on the site of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions. The performance of Hindu rites at a famous Catholic shrine shocked many Catholics. In November 2003, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue had assured a British newspaper: “There is no question of the Fatima sanctuary becoming an interfaith pilgrimage center.” Six months later, there was indeed “no question;” it was an undeniable fact. At Fatima in May, a helpful young Hindu woman told the Portuguese television audience that her group had come to pay homage to Our Lady of Fatima. That might have been reassuring—were it not for her explanation that the Virgin of Fatima was an image of the Hindu god Devi. (Retrieved July 4, 2008 from http://www.cwnews.com/news /viewstory.cfm?recnum=33161). 

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The prospect of having a modernist Pope of the Vatican II Church obtain the conversion of Russia and convincing ourselves that Portugal has the true Faith can either lead us to saying Vatican II finally converted us to the true faith missing until the 1960’s—and is still in the process of converting the world to the realization it is saved through universal salvation—or that persons who spread such ideas do not understand the true message of Fatima.

Well, some will say that it will not be these Antichrists, it will be a pope elected in the future who will turn everything back to “normal” for an unspecified period of time until Christ comes again. If it is not the same, then it borders on the same acceptance as the “New Pentecost” that John XXIII introduced with Vatican II. The Church does not promote a new restoration or a “new Pentecost” because, as St. Peter says, we are in the “last times” (1 Peter 1:20). This is stated also by St. Paul in 1 Timothy:  “Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils” (1:4; cf. 2 Timothy 3:1). To continuously imagine a rebirth of the Church can only mean it is possible to have a perfect world and re-establish a paradise on earth, which idea is constantly rejected by the Church. Definitely this is a mitigated form of millenarism, but if the Church were to accept this, it would be a re-establishment of the Church that is no longer built upon a rock—not even founded by Christ—, but upon the shifting sands of time.

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If we take the Apocalypse literally, like the Jewish people took the prophecies of the Kingdom of David, we will fall into the same errors. They looked for an earthly kingdom and rejected Christ, who reminds us: “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence.” (John 18:36) There is no reason to look at the Protestant sects that promote a millenaristic future. But there are influences within the Catholic Church that are very millenaristic.

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Father Gerald Culleton wrote “The Prophets and Our Times” in the 1940’s. The book was republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1974. The book has an imprimatur, but it contains all of the millenaristic teachings the Church has condemned. Some of his ideas are still promoted, such as the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire through the Otto von Hapsburg, a promoter and member of the European Union, a Freemason, and promoter of the Three Faiths Forum (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity). Unfortunately many Traditionalists have read this book and unwittingly subscribe to these beliefs that are not part of the Catholic Church.

The following decree from the Holy Office in 1944 states:

In recent times on several occasions this Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office has been asked what must be thought of the system of mitigated Millenarism, which teaches, for example, that Christ the Lord before the final judgment, whether or not preceded by the resurrection of the just, will come visibly to rule over this world. The answer is: The system of mitigated Millenarism cannot be taught safely. (AAS 36, 1944, p. 212, Decree of the Holy Office, July 21, 1944, D 2296)  It follows that the Church has generally rejected all Millenaristic tendencies through its Councils, Popes, Fathers, and theologians.

As traditional Roman Catholics in the resistance against Vatican II with its influx of Modernists teachings and the destruction of the Mass and Sacraments, it seems so desirable that a Saviour should come to save what is left. What we must grasp is that the only Saviour is Jesus Christ, Who, when He does comes, “will come to judge the living and the dead.” Therefore, we must heed the words of Christ: “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect” (Matthew 24:24; cf. Mark 13:22). “But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8).[21] For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. [22] And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. (Matt. 24:21-22)

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Footnotes: Jul 25, 2008  Revised 11-4-20

[1] Lesétre, H, Dictionaire de la Bible, art. Millénarism, Letouzey et Ané, Editeurs, Paris, 1912.

[2] See, for example, Matthew 11:14: “And if you will receive it, he [John the Baptist] is Elias that is to come.” In Chapter 17, verses 10-12, Matthew has Christ continuing to express this sense. St. Luke quotes Gabriel saying the same: “And he shall go before him in spirit and power of Elias; that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children, and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people” (1:17).

[3] The belief in the millennium was not as general as Justin’s words imply. The only other early supporters of this doctrine were Papias of Hieropolos and Irenaeus. Many other Christian writers then opposed this belief of a thousand year’s earthly happiness with Christ at Jerusalem after the resurrection from the dead. Justin, however, did point out at the beginning of this chapter that his opinion is not shared by all.

[4] Cf. Ludwig Ott, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, 4, p. 2, chapter 1 (Tan Books, 1974).

[5] Becqué, M. & Becqué, L., Life after Death, Hawthorne Books, New York, 1960.

[6] Benedicite Deum, October 31, 1942, Pope Pius XII delivers a radio message and concludes with an Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He renews this Consecration on December 8, 1942, in St. Peter’s Basilica.