The devil is on track



This is the promise Our Blessed Mother made to us, Her children, at Fatima. This, Her promise of final triumph, is our shining hope; it is the ray of light that penetrates the gathering clouds of darkness hovering over the earth. For it is only by living in union with Mary's Immaculate Heart that we can find sustenance and strength as the powers of Hell spread across the face of the earth, luring men into the "peace and brotherhood" of the kingdom of the Antichrist.

We must not fall into desperation, as have so many others, at the sight of the New World Order of tyrannical Socialism, or the terrors of militant Islam, whose bloody red crescent is being carried triumphantly from nation to nation.

We must not lose faith, as have so many others, as we witness the widespread chaos and confusion within the Church, as the false teachers of our times spread the cancers of heresy and doubt in every quarter.

We must not give in to the alluring temptations of modern materialism and the messianic humanism which appears to be so like Christianity, but is in reality the one-world brotherhood of the Antichrist.

We must not fear death in a nuclear cataclysm, for the Scriptures admonish us not to fear those who have power to kill the body, but rather Him Who has power to destroy both soul and body in Hell.

We must not be deceived into believing that we can combat and overcome these diabolical forces with mere human and physical weapons, for Satan only laughs at these.

Our hope against the encroaching tyranny of one-world government is not to be found in political or economic panaceas; our hope against the modernist perversion of the Church is not found in merely human endeavors and protest movements; our hope for true peace is not to be found at the international bargaining tables of the politicians.

Rather, our hope, our trust, our confidence must be in MARY -- for it is to Her that God has entrusted the peace of the world and triumph over the allied legions of Hell.

It is MARY who alone is our life, our sweetness, our hope, in this vale of tears. It is through Her plan and no other that we can find truth and light and peace in the midst of chaos and darkness.


** Immaculate Heart of Mary **

What, then, is the Blessed Virgin Mary's plan for combating these forces of evil and safeguarding our precious Catholic Faith?

l. CONSECRATION: If ever there were an age in which men needed to live lives of total consecration to Mary, it is our own. For how can we possibly hope to withstand the spreading influence of Hell's myriad legions except through total abandonment of ourselves to Mary's Immaculate Heart? It is to Mary that God has given the power to crush the serpent's head and to triumph over Satan's legions; unless we live in total union with Her, what hope is there for our perseverance? The way of True Devotion must be our way, for it is the way that will surely lead us to the Truth and Light of Our Divine Savior and keep us ever close to His Sacred Heart. Our way must be; AD JESUM PER MARIAM.

2. PRAYER: All of our external efforts and actions will surely fail if they do not spring from a deep interior life of prayer and meditation. Especially must we be faithful to that most beautiful of all prayers -- the holy sacrifice of the Mass. (But we must be faithful to the solemn teachings of the Church and participate only in those Masses which follow the norms solemnly decreed by Pope St. Pius V and the holy Council of Trent. This must also be a vital consideration in our Eucharistic adoration, lest we fall into idolatry and sacrilege). Secondly, we must make daily use of the Rosary, as Our Lady requested at Fatima. The Rosary is indeed a powerful "weapon" of grace and will be a great source of personal family strength if it is said devoutly with meditation on the mysteries. The Rosary is much more powerful than any political stratagem or nuclear weapon, for the only power that can overcome the present widespread forces of evil is the power of GRACE. "Russia will be converted" -- Our Lady's plan for victory over the new world order with its tyrannical socialist police state is CONVERSION. And that conversion is wrought by the graces obtained by our prayers united to Her intercession.

3. PENANCE: Our personal sanctification and that of our family and of others cannot be achieved without penance and mortification. The path to Christ is the way of the Cross; there is no other path to sanctity. And our very mission as Christians is to cooperate with the redeeming act of Christ on the Cross and thus to become saints. Thus did Mary, who appeared at Fatima also as our Mother of Sorrows, ask for penance and reparation for the conversion of sinners, to save souls from Hell, and to sanctify ourselves. "UNLESS YOU DO PENANCE, YOU SHALL LIKEWISE PERISH!"

4. DAILY DUTY: "The penance I now demand and require is the sacrifice of daily duty." Our Lord has entrusted to each of us a particular vocation; by offering up the sacrifices involved in fulfillment of the daily duties of our vocation, we sanctify ourselves and we obtain graces for the conversion of others. Our daily duty includes the living of our Morning Offering -- to live constantly (our family life, business life, social life, school life) -- all in union with Jesus and Mary. Women must also heed Our Lady's pleas for modesty and families must live a life centered in Jesus and Mary -- including Enthronement of the home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, daily family Rosary; thus may the triumphant reign of Christ our King and Mary our Immaculate Queen begin in our homes and families!

5. STUDY AND KNOW OUR FAITH: An important, and often neglected, part of our daily duty is to study and know our Catholic Faith that we may better live and defend it. This vital responsibility is especially important in times such as ours when the doctrines and truths of our holy Faith are being compromised and perverted by the widespread influence of modernist priests and theologians. The precious faith of our children must be safeguarded against the subtle heresies so prevalent in modern "catechisms" and CCD classes. FATIMA YOUTH CELLS should be formed in every neighborhood to teach the children true doctrine and true devotion to Mary. Parents should assist (and insist) with the formation of ESPIRITU CELLS for teenagers to safeguard their faith through prayer and study. And, in addition to personal daily spiritual reading (an absolute must for spiritual progress), a very effective and inspiring means of safeguarding your Catholic Faith is offered by the FATIMA CELL program of prayer, study, and apostolic action. To form such a Cell or to join one is one of the surest means of learning our Faith, learning the errors which destroy faith, and strengthening yourself to withstand the onslaught of the many insidious forces of spiritual destruction now rampant in the Church and in the world. It may well be that these little Cells of Mary's consecrated souls will be those spoken of by St. Louis Marie de Montfort in these latter times -- those souls who will remain true to the Faith by living their Total Consecration to Mary; those souls who will preserve the traditional Catholic Faith by coming together in small groups in their homes to pray and to study the Faith; those souls who will be miraculously protected by Mary in the midst of widespread heresy, apostasy, immorality and persecution. Do not delay -- the times are urgent -- form your FATIMA CELL today! And keep your heart filled with the hope of Our Lady's promise -- "IN THE END MY IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH!"

Salva Maria Regina



Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled: nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world: cometh: and in me he hath not any thing. But that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandments, so do I. Arise, let us go hence. (John 14:27-31)
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself (John 12 : 31-32)
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A rediscovered prophecy from a now extinct and website that upheld the true Faith

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Masonic Funeral Parade, 1917

“Satan Must Reign in the Vatican. The Pope Will Be His Slave.”

The bold proclamation in the headline of this article was personally witnessed by St. Maximilian Kolbe, who watched Freemasons celebrate their bicentennial in St. Peter’s Square in 1917. St. Maximilian Kolbe saw banners bearing these words amidst the revelry. It’s a jarring and shocking statement, but it is totally in keeping with the aims of Freemasonry and it bears a great deal of significance for us today.

Before we go any further, it must be made perfectly clear that the Lepanto Institute is in NO WAY accusing Pope Francis of being a Freemason or suggesting that he is a willing advocate for Masonic principles. However, in light of certain recent events, what has become manifestly obvious is that there is a grave moral threat within the walls of the Church being orchestrated by unscrupulous men. The intent of this article is to attempt to shed some light on these events and perhaps make sense of these troubling times.​

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The banners observed by St. Maximilian Kolbe call to mind the battle plan against the Catholic Church as established by Freemasons. In 1859, the French Cardinal Jacques Crétineau-Joly published Masonic documents obtained by the Vatican in his book, “The Roman Church facing the Revolution.” The documents came from a lodge of Freemasonry called the Alta Vendita. Twenty-six years later, in 1885, Msgr. George Dillon published an English translation of these documents in his book, “Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked as the Secret Power Behind Communism.”

According to these documents, the Alta Vendita lodge of Freemasonry openly declared that its “ultimate end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution – the final destruction forever of Catholicism, and even of the Christian idea.” But the declaration of this intent isn’t the focus of this article. What is particularly noteworthy in these documents is howthey intend to bring about this destruction.

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The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita says:​
“We do not intend to win the Popes to our cause, to make them neophytes of our principles, propagators of our ideas. That would be a ridiculous dream; and if events turn out in some way, if Cardinals or prelates, for example, of their own free will or by surprise, should enter into a part of our secrets, this is not at all an incentive for desiring their elevation to the See of Peter. That elevation would ruin us. Ambition alone would have led them to apostasy, the requirements of power would force them to sacrifice us. What we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a Pope according to our needs.​
“With that we shall march more securely towards the assault on the Church than with the pamphlets of our brethren in France and even the gold of England. Do you want to know the reason for this? It is that with this, in order to shatter the high rock on which God built His Church, we no longer need Hannibalian vinegar, or need gunpowder, or even need our arms. We have the little finger of the Successor of Peter engaged in the ploy, and this little finger is as good, for this crusade, as all the Urban IIs and all the St. Bernards in Christendom.​
“Now then, to assure ourselves of a Pope of the required dimensions, it is a question first of shaping for this pope a generation worthy of the reign we are dreaming of. Leave old people and those of mature age aside; go to the youth, and if it is possible, even to the children.”​

Bear in mind that this was written over 100 years ago … this isn’t the musing of some aluminum-foil wearing conspiracy blog. A little later on, the Alta Vendita says:
“You will contrive for yourselves, at little cost, a reputation as good Catholics and pure patriots. This reputation will put access to our doctrines into the midst of the young clergy, as well as deeply into the monasteries. In a few years by the force of things, this young clergy will have overrun all functions; they will form the sovereign’s council, they will be called to choose a pontiff who should reign. And this pontiff, like most of his contemporaries, will be necessarily more or less imbued with the Italian and humanitarian principles that we are going to begin to put into circulation.”​

Freemasons participating in a Catholic Mass in Brazil on Freemasonry Day in the Diocese of Pesqueira.
Freemasons participating in a Catholic Mass in Brazil on “Freemasonry Day” in the Diocese of Pesqueira.

In short, the Alta Vendita is saying that it doesn’t intend to place a Freemason in the papacy, but to gain control of everything around the pope and elect one sympathetic to them.​

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St. Maximilian Kolbe expounded on this plan at the founding of the Militia of the Immaculata. On October 16, just three days after the miracle of Fatima, the saint wrote:
“These men without God find themselves in a tragic situation. Such implacable hatred for the Church and the ambassadors of Christ on Earth is not in the power of individual persons, but of a systematic activity stemming in the final analysis from Freemasonry. In particular, it aims to destroy the Catholic religion. Their decrees have been spread throughout the world, in different disguises. But with the same goal – religious indifference and weakening of moral forces, according to their basic principle – ‘We will conquer the Catholic Church not by argumentation, but rather with moral corruption.‘”​

And so today, the objective Catholic must admit that there is an orchestrated effort to corrupt the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. Even if one wishes to dismiss the historical secret plan to destroy the Church from within, current events are a lot harder to deny. For instance, Marco Tosatti, an Italian journalist, reported on 1 October that a secret “task force” was working on a possible post-synodal document allowing Holy Communion for divorced and remarried, cohabiting and same-sex couples.​

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Cardinal Danneels in Rainbow Vestments

This news came on the heels of an explosive claim by Cardinal Danneels, one of the appointed papal delegates to the Synod this month, that he participated in a “mafia” to actively oppose Pope Benedict, push for his resignation, and elect Pope Francis. In 2013, Cardinal Danneels applauded same-sex civil unions. Cdl. Danneels’ biography also names Cardinals Carlo Maria Martini and Achille Silvestrini from Italy, Walter Kasper and Karl Lehmann from Germany, and Dutch Cardinal Adriaan van Luyn as well as Basil Hume from England members of this “mafia.” Cardinal Kasper, of course, is the Synod participant best known for his proposal to allow divorced and “remarried” Catholics to receive Holy Communion.

Keep in mind that the aim of Freemasonry is to “conquer the Church … with moral corruption.” It is worth recalling that in 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis addressedboth homosexuality and Freemasonry in the same breath:
“The problem is not having this [homosexual] orientation. No, we must be brothers and sisters. The problem is lobbying for this orientation, or lobbies of greed, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies.”​

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In addition to admitting participation in a cabal within the Church and promoting homosexuality, Cardinal Danneels actively participated in a Masonic meeting, dressed in Masonic regelia. In 2008, Danneels admitted to dressing in the ritualistic white garb of Freemasonry in order to deliver a lecture at the Masonic Temple in Belgium. To the right is a picture of Cdl. Danneels shaking hands with the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Belgium, holding his copies of Masonic books “Become a Freemason at the Grand Orient of Belgium” and “The Treasures of the Temple.”

In 1738, Pope Clement XII expressly announced the automatic excommunication for any Catholic having association with Freemasons whatsoever. His Encyclical, In Eminenti, he stated:
“Wherefore We command most strictly and in virtue of holy obedience, all the faithful of whatever state, grade, condition, order, dignity or pre-eminence, whether clerical or lay, secular or regular, even those who are entitled to specific and individual mention, that none, under any pretext or for any reason, shall dare or presume to enter, propagate or support these aforesaid societies of Liberi Muratori or Francs Massons, or however else they are called, or to receive them in their houses or dwellings or to hide them, be enrolled among them, joined to them, be present with them, give power or permission for them to meet elsewhere, to help them in any way, to give them in any way advice, encouragement or support either openly or in secret, directly or indirectly, on their own or through others; nor are they to urge others or tell them, incite or persuade them to be enrolled in such societies or to be counted among their number, or to be present or to assist them in any way; but they must stay completely clear of such Societies, Companies, Assemblies, Meetings, Congregations or Conventicles, under pain of excommunication for all the above mentioned people, which is incurred by the very deed without any declaration being required, and from which no one can obtain the benefit of absolution, other than at the hour of death, except through Ourselves or the Roman Pontiff of the time.”​

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And Cardinal Danneels is not the only Masonically-associated cleric operating in the open. In 2013, when Archbishop Pontier was elected as the new president of the Conference of Bishops of France, he was also reported to be a Freemason who is member of the Grand Orient de France. Abp. Pontier is also a participant in this month’s Synod meetings who was involved in the confidential meetings intended to sway the Synod to accept same-sex unions.

Keeping with the theme that the aim of Freemasonry is to try to destroy the Church with corruption of morals, it can’t be mere happenstance that just days before the opening of the Synod this month, a Polish priest who had worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced that he is an active homosexual, and demanded revisions in Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality. In addition to this, let’s not forget the attempted hijacking of the pope’s visit to the United States by individuals pushing the homosexual agenda.

The black serpent of Freemasonry has clearly found willing allies among the Curia, and has worked for over 100 years to wrap its coils through the halls of the Vatican. Cardinal Danneels and Archbishop Pontier are just two that we know of. How many other secret Masons or fellow travelers have joined their plot to ruin the Church through the corruption of morals?​


Let us continue to pray to Our Lady for guidance and protection against the heresy spreading throughout the Church. So many souls, loved intensely by Our Lord, are in extreme danger of being lost in the coming storm. Hold fast to the Church’s eternal Truths, and don’t lose hope. This chaos is nothing but the shivering of a dragon who knows well that its time is short.

NB. Pope Leo XIII ordered the Alta Vendita published, and even paid for it with his own expenses. The full version of this document is published in the book “Grand Orient Freemasonry unmasked, as the secret power behind Communism through discovery of lost lectures delivered” by Monsignor George F. Dillon, D.D. at Edinburgh, in October 1884. With preface to new and revised edition (1950) by Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp., B.A., D.Ph., D.D.

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