compiled by Dee Finney


3-31-05 - 1:44 A.M. - DREAM - I was working in a big office. The boss came in, a man I never met before, he was wearing a dark suit. I don't recall the color of his shirt and tie, but he was slightly overweight and looked powerful.  (He reminded me of someone from the Sicilian/Italian Mafioso)

He wanted me to be a salesman and call people on the phone to sell is products.

I didn't want to cold-call out of the phone book. I wanted to call family, friends and previous customers.

I didn't see a rolodex on the desk, but there was a small black telephone notebook there I could get some numbers from.

I didn't have any paper to write on or a notebook, so I went to the supplies cabinet and found some grid drawing graph paper, so I took 3 pads of that back to my desk.

I was about to start copying phone numbers onto the paper when a fire alarm went off and several large firemen, dressed in full black fireman uniforms, helmets, boots and equipment came rushing into the room and told me to get out.

I didn't see any fire or smoke, but I grabbed the telephone book, the 3 pads of paper and a pen and ran for the door.

I was stopped at the door by a powerful looking woman, who seemed like she was the bosses wife. She didn't want me to take the grid graph paper out of the office, so I had to explain to her why I needed it and why I had taken it.

I guess I sold her on the idea and she let me pass and leave the office with it.

Now that I was out in the hallway, I started to see smoke, though I didn't smell it yet.

I started meeting women with infants along the way who were waiting for someone and  who didn't heed the warning alarm bell.

Since it didn't seem they could see the smoke in the hallway like I could, I had to insist that they leave the building too and started herding the women and their children ahead of me.

Now too, I was selling the idea that it was best to go to a safe place and than stay and take a chance on  dying from the smoke.

The smoke was the warning sign that a fire was going on somewhere nearby.



Re 9:1  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
.2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
.3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

During the 1600s, the church admonished people to avoid the fascinations of "Satan's smoke" or suffer eternal damnation. They were worried about America's tobacco. Tobacco use in its own right doesn't automatically doom a person to hell. But if someone is lying on a hospital bed wheezing for breath, dying from cancer or some other tobacco-related illness, it's hard to view the situation as anything but a life flitted away in cigarette ashes. Tobacco products are not likely to ever be banned, but Christians everywhere still ought to support and encourage efforts that diminish the scope of tobacco's harmful affects. That "stinking fume," is most like "the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless."

The great Pope Leo XIII entered the 20th Century still bewildered by the vision he had had of the formidable diabolic presence in Rome, “to the damnation of souls.”  Since 1886 he had ordered all bishops to say the prayer of Saint Michael the Archangel, written by him, by his own hand, and also a greater exorcism that he recommended that bishops and priests recite with frequency in their own dioceses and parishes.

The “century of man” without God, announced by Nietche, is then transforming itself into the “century of satan”, who prepares his kingdom with World War I; he starts an atheist and tyrannical communism against God and against man in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; he sows blood and ruin throughout Europe with World War II, fruits of the powers of darkness; he invades the earth with hate, terror, cruelty, heresy, blasphemy and corruption in wars and revolutions without a truce; he is insinuated first as smoke and he installs himself later, powerful, in the very breast of the Church.

All of this Our Lady told in confidence to the seers of Fatima, exactly in the same year as the Russian tragedy, nevertheless guaranteeing them “in the end” the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, just as, even in the 3rd chapter of Genesis, the victory over the infernal serpent is depicted along with the presence of Mary, crushing its head.

Exerpted from:


A Message given by Our Lady to the Little Pebble in the Chapel of All Apparitions Nowra on  13TH August, 2000



Messages and Visions Received from our Lord Jesus and Mary our Blessed Mother
As given to Valentina Papagna, Sydney, Australia

30th June, 2004

At home, when praying, Our Beautiful Mother Mary Most Holy appeared. She smiled and spoke, "Glory to God in the highest and peace to the world."

"My children, again and again I ask you to pray for world peace, but my messages are often ignored and lightly taken in people's hearts. Your world is not stable. If you think what you hear and read that all is well, it is all false, my children. So sinful is the world, full of satan's smoke. He wires you all in a trap, like a spider, and controls you."

Our Blessed Mother was weeping while telling this message, it hurts her very much. (I could feel her pain). Then she said, "My daughter, look at this country Australia. How it has become atheistic. Because of so many cultures that live in this land, the Government and the society don't want to offend the different religions, so the start to deny the real God. They push Him away more and more. Remember, my children, that God blessed this country and He was well loved by people in their hearts in the past. Now, it has become like an atheistic country. More and more they deny God."

She cried and said, "My faithful remnant and my children, why don't you wake up and see the drought you experience and shortage of water? This coming summer will be a scorching heat and fire. Tell people to pray and to change. Recognise the signs God sends you. Pray and plead to the Almighty God."

"My children, you must change your sinful pleasures that offend Him so much. People must repent and convert. God sent you this punishment and it is very serious. Tell people that I still cry for my children because they don't listen to my call and respond. Fear not, my child, but warn people of this great disaster, which is upon you all. I bless you all, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Excerted from:


2nd Message via Louise Starr Tomkiel, V+J
August 2, 2004 ---- 1:55 P.M.

Louise began to receive a message from God and said, "Jesus, please cover me with Your Most Precious Blood."

Then God spoke, "A great wall of black smoke ascends to My Throne obscuring it. It is the smoke caused by man's daily breaking every one of My Commandments. They were given as commands and therefore MUST be followed by you -- each and every person alive. If you intend to save your soul, you will obey every word of your Father. If you love your Father you obey.

Few obey Me. Many do not know Me. Others are lukewarm. The majority crucify My Jesus daily by living their own will and by listening to men instead of Me.

It is now time for Me, your Father, to purify; to remove all impurities marked by Satan's smoke, from humanity and the earth forever.

Excerpted from:


Rev. S.O. Park says: "Devils are real!

When people stop invoking the saints, they soon turn to Devils. Nudity, fortune-telling, psychics, divination, nature-worship, abortion, animal and human sacrifice, obsession with sex and soft living _ all these and more are clear signs of the demonic.

We are witnessing a veritable explosion of the demonic all around us. There is nothing that has not been touched and tainted by the demonic.

John Baptist Montini, aka "Pope Paul VI" appeared to "lament" the presence of Satan in the Church. He complained: "The smoke of Satan has entered the Church."

While he was the one responsible for this "smoke of Satan" entering the Church, most Catholics failed to see the connection. Instead, they predictably concluded that "Paul VI" could not be involved in such a heinous deed since he himself has lamented the entrance of Satan into the Church!

Excerpted from:

"In 1972 Pope Paul VI said, 'Satan's smoke has made its way into the temple of God...'  Now, as we enter the third millennium, it is no longer 'smoke' but a raging fire. Catholicism is in the throes of the worst crisis in its entire history. Unless true and loyal Catholics have the zeal and the spirit of the early Christians, unless they are willing to do what they did and to pay the price that they did, the days of America are numbered."  - Fr. John Hardon, S.J., Introduction to The Marian Catechist

The Reasons for Satan's Smoke Analyzed

"Go forward, My child, now, and bring this message to the world: satan has entered into the House of God. He rules now from the highest places. The world and the Church of God is in deep darkness. Those who are in command—many have fallen away. Pray, My children, much, for with your prayers and sacrifices they, too, can be recovered.” - Our Lady, April 13, 1974 


The First Pope Paul VI

The Second Pope Paul VI?

Pope Paul VI
born September 26, 1897;
died August 6, 1978
was pope from 1963 to 1978.
He was baptised Giovanni Battista Montini.
He was ordained in 1920.

Paul VI  (Which version Pope is This?)

born September 26, 1897, Concesio, near Brescia, Italy
died August 6, 1978, Castel Gandolfo

Age at Death: 80 - Cause of Death: Heart attack

original name Giovanni Battista MontiniItalian pope of the Roman Catholic church (reigned 1963–78) during a period including most of the second Vatican Council (1962–65) and the immediate postconciliar era, in which he issued directives and guidance to a changing Roman Catholic church. His pontificate was confronted with the problems and uncertainties of a church facing a new role in the contemporary world.

Last Sunday (August 6, 1978), about five o’clock in the afternoon, Pope Paul VI was stricken by a heart attack while he was assisting at a Mass celebrated by his personal assistant. It was the Feast of the Transfiguration.

Burial & Eternity

Some Catholic papers, as well as secular magazines, have reported that Paul VI, after his burial stank so badly that the coffin had to be opened several times to put more formaldehyde in to stop the stench. In fact photographs show the face of Paul 666 rotting even before he was buried, thus prompting his masonic cardinals to bury him poste haste. The rot was already seen by hundreds if not thousands of people as they filed by his open bier.

The Writings of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul Seen In Trouble - Prayers Asked
Jacinta's Visions of the Holy Father

Photo Used in 1967

Photo Marked 1964 (same newspaper as the one below)
Photo Used in Germany, year 2000

Year Unknown - Remembering High Chief Tuatagaloa Palepa Yandall

POPE Paul VI  From 1975

In the photographs taken of Pope Paul VI, one might think that the differences are just because of aging, but that is not the case. The later photos show a Pope with a more hooked nose, of a different shape, more rounded, from the earlier Pope.  The ear shapes are completely different, including the size of the lobes. The jaw of the earlier Pope is much more prominent than the later Pope.

The later Pope is thought to be an Italian Actor, who had plastic surgery to make him look like the Pope, supposedly arranged by Cardinals Villot, Benelli and Casaroli. These three men made sure that few people got close to the new Pope, who was being kept hostage, drugged and bound to his chair.

Other people suspected something strange was going on and investigated it. Author Theodor Kolberg of Germany wrote his findings on the case in his book "Unsturg um Vatikan? (An Overthrow of the Vatican?). He even got voiceprints of the two Popes to show the differences using recordings of public blessings. Father Malachi Martin also was aware of the situation.

One of the duties of the imposter Pope was to present new encyclicals which put the Catholic Church in bad standing. The real Pope endured as a hostage until he finally died in 1978. Meanwhile the false Pope installed Benelli to a Cardinal in 1977 so he would have a chance at becoming Pope himself. He aligned himself with communist and Masonic forces to become a likely candidate to antipope.

Once it became clear that Benelli would not become Pope, he arranged it so Albino Luciani would be elected Pope John Paul I.  As you will see below, Pope John Paul I was murdered with 1 month of his election to Pope. Luciani was naive to politics and was vocal with announcing his intention to continue the reforms of his predecessors. He was in good health. Everyone was shocked when he died of an apparent heart attack 34 days later. What was more unusual, 4 other people died of apparent heart attacks within  that same 4 weeks of his papacy.

Benelli fell short of the 75 votes needed to be elected the new Pope and after Cardinal Giovanni Benelli’s candidacy stalled, the electors decided they would look outside Italy, and König suggested a man from behind the Iron Curtain. and unexpectedly Carlinda Karol Wojtyla of Poland was elected. What was strange was that Villot, Benelli, and Casaroli were selected by the new Pope to run important departments within the Vatican. Since they worked so closely with the new Pope, the communists felt assured they had a victory even though Benelli didn't become Pope.

In 1981 when Pope Paul II was gunned down in the streets, the communists were even more sure they were victorious, but miraculously, the Pope overcame his dire injuries. There were several other attempts on his life, but he escaped with his life intact.

Much time has passed since then. Villot died in a car accident on March 9, 1979. Casaroli died on June 10, 1998. According to Kathleen Keating in her book, "The Final Warning", Benelli is still alive but quite old now, however, reputable websites say that Cardinal Benelli died in 1982. (Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest, June 27, 1977; received red biretta and title of S. Prisca, June 27, 1977. Attended IV Ordinary Assembly of World Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, September 30-October 29, 1977. Participated in conclave of August 25-26, 1978. Participated in conclave of October 14-16, 1978. Attended I Plenary Assembly of Sacred College of Cardinals, Vatican City, November 5-9, 1979; V Ordinary Assembly of World Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, September 26-October 25, 1980. Death. October 26, 1982, Florence. Buried, metropolitan cathedral basilica S. Maria del Fiore, Florence. .
It is quite obvious that Pope John Paul II does not have much longer to live as he is extremely frail.

It is critical to remember that this will be the first conclave of the third millennium. That fact alone will impose tremendous psychological pressure on the electors to be forward looking, choosing a man who embodies the church of the future. That means the developing world, where seventy percent of Catholics today live - and the only place where the church is experiencing significant growth.  This could mean an African such as Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, but for men accustomed to “thinking in centuries,” the African church (below the Sahara) probably seems far too new, too fluid to be ready for the papacy. There aren’t enough Catholics in Asia for that region to make sense. Thus if the cardinals want a Third World pope, it seems more likely they will turn to a Latin American.

The Cardinals and the Conclaves to Elect the New Pope

Pope John Paul I - 1912 - 1978

The Murder of Pope John Paul 1

........At 4.30 a.m. on the morning of Fri September 29th , 1978 Sister Vincenza carried a flask of coffee to the study..... At 4.45 am she returned. The tray of coffee in the study was untouched.....she moved to the bedroom door and listened. There was no sound. She knocked on the door, timidly at first, then with greater force. Still there was silence. There was a light shining from under the door of the bedroom. She knocked again on the bedroom door. Still there was no answer.

Opening the door she saw Albino Luciani sitting up in bed. He was wearing his glasses and gripped in his hands were some sheets of paper. His head was turned to the right and the lips were parted showing his teeth. It was not the smiling face that had so impressed the millions but an expression of agony. She felt his pulse.. Recently she recounted that moment:

"It was a miracle that I survived. I have a bad heart. I pushed the bell to summon the secretaries, then I went out to find the other sisters and to awaken Don Diego."

.....after a mere 33 days as Pope, Albino Luciani had died alone...

Less than twelve hours earlier Albino Luciani had told Villot of his impending replacement by Benelli. Now, far from being a former Secretary of State the Pope's death..... ensured he would remain in office......

Beside the Pope's bed on a small table was the medicine that Luciani had been taking for low blood pressure. Villot pocketed the medicine and removed the notes on the Papal transfers and appointments from the dead Pope's hands. They followed the medicine into Villot's pocket. From his study desk his last Will was removed. Also to vanish from the bedroom were the Pope's glasses and slippers. None of these items has ever been seen again.....

All the hopes, dreams, aspirations were shattered. The plans Luciani had made, the changes, the new direction, all had come to nothing.....

Cardinal Benelli.. With tears still running down his face... said: "The church has lost the right man for the right moment.   We are very distressed. We are left frightened....."

[David Yallop In God's Name Johnathan Cape London 1984]

The Assassination of Pope John Paul I

Albino Cardinal Luciani was, in fact, elected Pope by the “Senate”, i.e. the College of Cardinals, on August 26, 1978, soon after the completion of archaeological excavations around the supposed tomb of St. Peter.  Scarcely more than a month later, on September 28, 1978, the new Pontiff died in his bed under circumstances that strongly suggested poisoning.  And while the Italian authorities demanded an autopsy, twelve Cardinals of the Vatican Curia ― led by Cardinal Villot, who assumed the Papal powers pending a new election ― steadfastly blocked all inquiries:


He who will assume the powers of the Pope
Will be induced to perform several deeds:
The twelve Cardinals will defile the Cloth
Through the murder, murder which will be perpetrated.

To understand the forces at work in the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978 , we should first back up a bit in time to the 19th Century, when the Church was stripped of its sovereign power  in the Papal States by the Italian national revolution.  As a result, after 1870 the Pope became the pathetic “Prisoner of the Vatican” ― a “prisoner” who was, however, forever intriguing to restore his lost domains.  Perhaps to compensate for the loss of his earthly kingdom, Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) convoked Vatican Council I with the purpose of proclaiming his doctrine of “Papal Infallibility”, which would replace the temporal tyranny of the defunct Vatican monarchy with the spiritual tyranny of the “Infallible See”.  Quite tragically, this turn toward authoritarian and revanchist politics on the part of the Church was to play no small part in the onset of fascism in the early 20th Century.

For his despicable role in delivering the Italian nation into the bloody hands of Benito Mussolini, Pope Pius XI (1922-1939) received considerably more than Iscariot’s thirty pieces of silver.  In exchange for propping up the faltering Fascist regime, the Vatican got the equivalent of $80 million ($775 million in today’s dollars) and restoration of its sovereignty in Vatican City under the terms of the Lateran Treaty of 1929.  Thus had the Papacy evolved from the avaricious harlot of the Caesars to the contemptible whore of “Il Duce”.  Pius and his successors would exploit this latter-day “Donation of Constantine” to create a “Vatican Bank”, effectively beyond the reach of any regulation by secular authorities, and hence uniquely suited to the nefarious work of tax evasion and money laundering in which it later became enmeshed.

By 1958 Pope John XXIII would inherit the helm of a sovereign power which was as monolithic and mindlessly dogmatic as Stalin’s Comintern.  Under the totalitarian doctrine laid down by Vatican Council I, any deviation from the Pope’s moral teaching was, by definition, “error” ― and expressions of “error” were not to be granted the privilege of toleration.  Sacrificing his own health in the process, John XXIII struggled mightily to pull together the reformist Vatican Council II in the face of fierce opposition by conservatives, who feared that any relaxation of papal absolutism would undermine the entire Vatican edifice.  To some degree, the conservatives proved right, for the free thought which Vatican Council II had encouraged did not stop with the Council’s largely symbolic reforms of the Catholic liturgy, but proceeded on to challenge the entire worldly edifice of power and wealth which the modern Church hierarchy had erected.

After the death of John XXIII in 1963, the deadlock between conservatives and reformers in the College of Cardinals resulted in the election of a vacillating “Hamlet” in Pope Paul VI, who would agonize for five years over the question of the morality of artificial birth control.  During this time, Paul would be subjected to immense pressure from the old guard in the Vatican=s governing body, which is called the “Curia”. No sooner had  John XXIII died, but the Curia began battling to turn back the liberalizing tide of his Vatican Council II and return the Church to its sexually repressive, authoritarian mold.  In the course of his soul-searching, Paul VI called upon the advice of the gentle, scholarly Cardinal of Venice, Albino Luciani, who provided the Pontiff with a compelling theological argument for the Church’s honorable retreat from its fatuous incursion into the boudoirs of its faithful.  When his irresolute Pontiff ultimately bowed to the relentless lobbying campaign of the conservatives and opted to ignore Luciani’s learned thesis, the Cardinal’s sense of honor and loyalty would not permit him to join in the chorus of derision which greeted the release of Paul’s Humanae Vitae in July 1968.  Ironically, this principled refusal to openly criticize the Papacy’s anti-contraception crusade led to the false perception of Albino Luciani as a conservative among the Cardinal electors who convened after the death of Paul VI in August of 1978.

When the conclave assembled in the wake of Paul’s death, it was deeply divided between those who sought to move forward with the reformist agenda of Vatican Council II, on one side, and those who yearned for a return to the comforting certainty of the rigid dogma they had known before Pope John XXIII.  As fate would have it, the conservatives’ prospects of electing their candidate had been considerably dimmed by an amendment to the electoral procedure, enacted by Paul VI, which disenfranchised those Cardinals over 80 years of age.  Unable to install one of their own as Pope, the conservatives at the conclave resorted to a strategy of blocking the election of the leading progressive candidate and hoping that an acceptable “dark horse” candidate would emerge from the deadlock.  Cardinal Luciani’s simple, self-effacing demeanor, and his apparent readiness to subordinate his own viewpoints in obedience to higher authority, as evidenced by his response to Humanae Vitae, made him appeal to the conservative Curia as a perfect compromise candidate.  Luciani, they believed, would make a pope who they could effectively control.

Once elected, however, the new Pope began to display the brilliant mind and puckish charisma which had been concealed behind his former reticent reserve.  Not awed in the least by his exalted station, John Paul I immediately threw himself into an all-out effort to revolutionize the Papacy: to return it to its spiritual origins, to the message of the Gospels.  At his coronation, he refused to be carried on the papal sedan chair sedia gestatoria or to wear the jewel-encrusted tiara.  He instructed the Curia’s Secretary of State not to invite the leaders of the military juntas in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay to his inaugural Mass.  He refused to follow the scripts prepared for him by the Curia at his audiences and press conferences, where he was emphatic in announcing that his pontificate would see to the withdrawal of the Church from its involvement in “purely temporal ... and political affairs”.  Totally exasperated by the new Pontiff’s unexpected independence, the Curia actually began to censor the Pope=s ex tempora remarks from the Vatican’s daily newspaper, particularly when he began to express his views on contraception and his willingness to reverse the proscriptive stance of Humanae Vitae.

While Albino Luciani proved to be an irritant to the Curia in many ways, he made himself their absolute nemesis when he began to delve into the Vatican Bank’s insidious dealings, which dated back to the reign of his predecessor.  In 1968, the same year in which he had hung the albatross of Humanae Vitae around the Church’s neck, Pope Paul VI had taken into his confidence a flamboyant Sicilian financier named Michele Sindona.  Sindona’s spectacular rise from veritable rags to control of a vast international banking empire was due, in part, to an extraordinary business instinct and mental acumen combined with a mesmerizing charm.  But, despite his considerable natural gifts, Sindona would never have vaulted from the teeming streets of Messina to the board rooms of Milan without the support of his patrons in the Mafia and in “P2”, a secret Masonic society controlled by one Licio Gelli.  Gelli, the secret society’s “Grand Master”, had assembled a network of far-right-wing military and political figures that functioned as a “state within a state” in Italy and several Latin American countries.  Relying on bribery, extortion, and, when necessary, assassination and terrorism to expand his web of power, Gelli financed his empire through the systematic plunder of a growing string of banks acquired by his associate Roberto Calvi.  With the “help” of Gelli and Calvi, Sindona gained control of a group of some of the oldest and most prestigious financial institutions in Italy and Switzerland, including several banks in which the Vatican held an interest.

Nicknamed the “Shark”, Sindona almost overnight became the toast of the international banking community and the subject of adoring accolades by Fortune and Time magazines.  He quickly earned the reputation of taking over venerable but failing banking houses and miraculously turning them around ― not only into the black, but literally into cash cornucopias.   When his house of cards finally collapsed in 1974, in what became known in Italy as “Il Crack Sindona”, prosecutors soon discovered the secret of the Shark’s “magic touch” ― massive infusions of drug money from the Gambino family which Sindona’s banks assiduously “laundered”.  In order to pay back his P2 patrons Gelli and Calvi, moreover, the Shark had embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars from the banks he controlled.  Soon after his financial debacle, Sindona fled to the U.S., where he felt he could rely on the protection of his old friend, then-President Richard Nixon.  Unfortunately for the Shark, the Watergate scandal forced Nixon’s resignation in August 1974.   “Coincidentally” within weeks thereafter Federal auditors discovered a huge “hole” in the assets of Franklin National Bank, which was part of the Sindona empire.  Indicted in both the U.S. and Italy for bank fraud and embezzlement, Michele Sindona would later order the contract killing of a key prosecution witness, for whose murder an Italian court ultimately convicted him in 1986.

This was the man to whom Paul VI turned for financial advice in 1968 when the government in Rome abolished the Vatican’s tax exemption for income from Italian investments.  Fearing embarrassment from the public disclosure of the enormity of its financial portfolio which tax filings would reveal, the Vatican opted to divest most of its domestic assets ― preferably at an attractive price.  An attractive price ―  actually double the market value of the Vatican’s portfolio ― is exactly what the Shark had to offer, since his patrons in the Gambino family were more than willingly to exchange the “dirty” proceeds of their heroin trade for “clean” assets at a two-to-one rate.  Of course, the Holy See was not expected to deal directly with the Mafia Dons whose blood money they would receive.  Instead, the Shark would set up a shell corporation for the single task of acting as the conduit for the Gambino money ― a corporation he would name Mabusi, an acronym composed of the first two letters from the first, middle and last names of his son Marco.

With his extraordinary mind and innocent fearlessness, Pope John Paul I was able to penetrate to the heart of this shameful labyrinth of corruption and to identify Sindona’s key accomplices inside the Vatican within weeks of his coronation.  On the evening of September 28, 1978, he called Cardinal Villot, the leader of the powerful Curia, to his private study to discuss certain “changes” which the Pope proposed to make public on the following day.  During the two-hour discussion that followed, Villot was to discover, to his chagrin, the true mettle of the enigmatic man he had once assessed to be a simple fool.  Among those whose “resignations” would be accepted by the Pontiff the following day were Villot himself, as well as the head of the Vatican Bank and several other members of the Curia who were implicated in the activities of Sindona and P2.  Moreover, Villot was told that John Paul I would also announce plans for a meeting on October 24th with an American delegation to discuss a reconsideration of the Church’s position on birth control.

While the new Pope was preparing to blow the cover off of the simmering Vatican Bank scandal and sever the Holy See’s Gordian financial entwinement with the banking houses of Signores Sindona and Calvi, these latter two gentlemen were in dire need of the Vatican’s continued complicity.  In the autumn of 1978, Italian bank examiners were closing in on proof of the $400 million in embezzled assets which Sindona and Calvi had spirited away either into their own pockets or to support the sinister work of their Masonic Master Gelli and his P2 lodge.  The only real gap in the chain of evidence needed to send all of these gentlemen packing off to prison was in the hands of the Vatican Bank, and Papa Luciani was now poised to surrender that card to the authorities.  While Sindona’s high-priced New York lawyers had successfully fought off Italy’s extradition efforts since Il Crack four years earlier, the exposure of the Shark’s Vatican dealings would have unceremoniously dispatched him from the Manhattan cocktail circuit into a Milanese lockup.  Sindona’s desperation to avoid such a fate had already motivated him to put out “contracts”, through the Gambino family, on witnesses against him in the extradition proceedings, as well as on the assistant U.S. Attorney who was prosecuting the case.

Accordingly, when Pope John Paul I retired to his bedroom on the evening of September 28, 1978, clutching in his hands the momentous missives which would expose the Vatican’s shameful financial flirtation with the Mafia and purge the Curia of those responsible, a number of very ruthless individuals had a great interest in seeing to it that he would never awaken to issue these directives.  Among them were Signores Sindona, Calvi, and Gelli ― with the latter having the allegiance, if through no other means than blackmail, of the 120 freemasons in the Roman Curia.  Indeed, the new Pope had recently received, from a disillusioned former member of P2, a list of the Curial freemasons, which included the names of Cardinal Villot and Bishop Marcinkus, the head of the Vatican Bank.  His planned purge targeted many of them for transfer or forced retirement.  But the purge would never come.

Beyond the identifiable group within the Curia which had much to lose by the continued reign of Papa Luciani, there was a more shadowy entity which had much to gain by the premature termination of his papacy.  Opus Dei was, and remains today, perhaps the most obscure yet influential “sect” within the Church.  A secret society with fascist tendencies like P2, Opus Dei has followed the historical pattern of the Jesuit order in striving to recruit individuals who hold positions of power in government, business, the media, or academia.  The “work of God” which these recruits are then enjoined to achieve does not involve resistance to the corruption and spiritual vacuity which characterize these worldly institutions.  Rather it aims for personal advancement within these institutions as a means of expanding the power of those at the apex of the sect’s rigidly hierarchal pyramid.  Seen through the prism of this cynical scheme of aggrandizement parading as “theology”, any philosophy which advocates fundamental changes in the traditional institutions of Family, Property, and the State, opposes God’s designs for mankind ― designs which include, naturally, the ever greater glory of Opus Dei itself.  Given this ultra-conservative perspective, we might well expect to find Opus Dei in the front line of the Church’s assault on all forms of family-planning and population control.  And in fact, the only thing higher on their agenda would be putting one of their own on the papal throne.  As destiny would have it, Opus Dei was poised to achieve both of these goals by the untimely death of Pope John Paul I.

In the predawn hours of September 29, 1978, the Pope’s housekeeper knocked at his bedroom door, as she always did, promptly at 4:30 a.m.  Hearing no response within, she left him a cup of coffee and returned fifteen minutes later to find him still not stirring, which was totally at odds with his punctual routine.  When she entered his bed chamber, she gasped to discover the Pope propped up in bed, still clutching his papers from the night before, his face contorted in the grimace of death.  On the night table beside him lay an opened bottle of Effortil, a medication which the Pontiff took for his low blood pressure.  Before expiring he had apparently vomited.  The housekeeper immediately notified the papal chamberlain, or camerlengo, Cardinal Villot, whose first response to the news was to summon the morticians ― before verifying the death himself or calling the Vatican physician to examine the body.  Villot arrived in the Pope’s room at 5:00 a.m. and quickly gathered up the crucial papers, the Effortil bottle, and several personal items which were soiled with vomit.  None of these articles would ever be seen again.

Although the Vatican claimed that its house physician examined the body and determined myocardial infarction to be the cause of death, no death certificate for Pope John Paul I has been made public to this day.  Although Italian law requires a waiting period of at least 24 hours before a body may be embalmed, Cardinal Villot had the body of Albino Luciani prepared for burial less than 12 hours after his death.  Although the Vatican refused to allow an autopsy on the basis of an alleged prohibition against it in canon law, the Italian press pointed out that an autopsy had in fact been performed on one of the Pope’s predecessors, Pius VIII.  Although the conventional procedure for embalming a body requires that the blood first be drained and certain internal organs removed, not a drop of blood or a shred tissue was removed from the corpse of Papa Luciani ― and hence none were available to test for the presence of poison.

After being elected as Luciani’s successor, Karol Wojtyla would honor him in name only.  None of the initiatives which John Paul I had been poised to take with respect to the Vatican Bank, the freemasons in the Curia, or the revision of Humanae Vitae, would ever see the light of day under  Pope John Paul II.  To the contrary, soon after his election Papa Wojtyla promoted the corrupt head of the Vatican Bank.  Bishop Marcinkus had, after all, well served Wojtyla’s pet cause by diverting some $100 million of laundered Mafia money to the Polish Church to help underwrite their campaign against the Communist government.   With the Vatican=s continued cooperation, Sindona and Calvi extended their orgy of plunder and remained at liberty for several more years, during which time a number of potential prosecution witnesses were gunned down by contract killers.  In fact, when Sindona was finally indicted in the U.S. for bank fraud in connection with the Franklin National failure, the Vatican offered to provide character testimony in his defense!

As for Opus Dei, though John Paul II is not actually a member of the sect, he has often functioned indistinguishably from one.  Indeed, soon after recovering from his own brush with assassination, the Pope issued an unprecedented decree granting Opus Dei official status as a “personal prelature” within the Church ― the equivalent of recognizing the sect as a “church within the Church”.  

 And as for persevering doggedly in the policy of antagonism to contraception, abortion, homosexuality and women’s rights, the current Pope (deceased 4-2-05) is certainly all that Opus Dei could have hoped for, and more.   Beyond that, Papa Wojtyla has, through his appointments to the College of Cardinals, seen to it that the electors who will chose his successor are very receptive to the ultra-conservative ideology and moral absolutism of Opus Dei.  Ironically, the ominous drive of Opus Dei toward complete supremacy in Vatican City seems to face only one formidable obstacle at this point in history. 

Opposing them are the Jesuits, whose once-secretive organization formed the model for Opus Dei, but who have gravitated in recent decades toward the more progressive wing of the Church’s theological spectrum.  

The historical irony here lies in the fact that the roots of the Society of Jesus and Opus Dei are so similar.  Both emerged out of a cultural background of militarized, autocratic Spanish societies:  16th Century colonialism on the one hand and Franco’s fascism on the other.  Like the early Jesuit order, Opus Dei is organized under a strictly centralized, hierarchal command structure, with explicitly counter-revolutionary aims.  Just as the Jesuits originally battled the Protestant Reformation, Opus Dei tenaciously fights socialism and liberal theology.

Excerpted from:


In God's Name

The Murder of John Paul I

Prophecies of Saints and Popes

Nostradamus Predictions of the Murder of Pope John Paul I

A Primacy of Love

Through the Looking Glass: Vatican Politics

Pope List

Is the Next Pope the last Pope?



THIRD SECRET EXPLAINED: PART 2 - Satan entered the Church in 1972

THIRD SECRET EXPLAINED: PART 3 - Satan entered the highest realms of the hierarchy

THIRD SECRET EXPLAINED: PART 4 - There shall be bishop against bishop and cardinal against cardinal, as satan has set himself in their midst

THIRD SECRET EXPLAINED: PART 5 - The Apocalypse /Revelations

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Opus Dei

The most influential Catholic lay group during the Franco period was the controversial Opus Dei (Work of God). This group did not fit conveniently into any political category. Although it denied any political aims, its members played pivotal roles in the modernization of the economy under Franco and in the subsequent liberalization of politics and government. At the same time, they were theologically conservative, and their desire for modernization was far from radical. They believed that economic reforms would improve society to the extent that thoroughgoing political reforms would be unnecessary

Opus Dei was founded in 1928 by an Aragonese priest, Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer y Albas, and it was subsequently recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as its first secular religious institution. Although attention has been drawn primarily to its activities in Spain, it is an international body with members and associates throughout the world. Members take a vow to dedicate their professional talents to the service of God and to seek to win converts through their missionary zeal. The organization in Spain has emphasized professional excellence, and it has expected its members to serve in important government positions

During the late 1950s and the 1960s, Opus Dei members came to control the economic ministries, and they occupied other important cabinet posts as well. This was in keeping with the organization's aim of influencing the development of society indirectly. Opus Dei recruited its members from among the brightest students, which encouraged a sense of elitism and clannishness. Because of this clannishness and the secrecy that surrounded the organization, some critics termed it the "Holy Mafia."

The Opus Dei technocrats were largely responsible for devising, introducing, and later administering the economic stabilization program that formed the basis of Spain's economic development. They encouraged competition as a means of achieving rapid economic growth, and they favored economic integration with Europe. Although these policies implied eventual political as well as economic liberalization, this was not Opus Dei's avowed goal; the group remained socially conservative, stressing personal piety and orthodox theology

With the advent of democracy, Opus Dei lost much of its influence, and it was condemned by the more progressive forces in both the Catholic hierarchy and Spanish society for having propped up a repressive regime. Its stature was somewhat restored under Pope John Paul II, who viewed the orthodox Catholicism of the organization with favor. Opus Dei remained influential in the area of education as well as in certain sectors of the financial community


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Who will be the next pope?

April 1, 2005

In coverage for the National Catholic Reporter, John L. Allen Jr., a respected journalist at the Vatican, has tried to identify cardinals who could become pope. Here are several:

FRANCIS ARINZE of Nigeria, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Biography: Born Nov. 1, 1932, Eziowelle, Nigeria; converted from traditional African beliefs to Catholicism at age 9; ordained in 1958; taught at a Nigerian seminary and was regional secretary for Catholic education; made a bishop in 1965; became archbishop of Onitsha in 1967; president of the Nigerian bishops' conference from 1979 to 1984; past president of the Secretariat for Non-Christians (later called the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue); cardinal since 1985. Would be the first pope of African heritage in 1,500 years, since Gelasius I (492- 496). Theologically conservative, with an engaging personality; often travels to the United States; came to Long Island in April 2000.

JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Born: Dec. 17, 1936, Buenos Aires; studied chemistry in college; joined Jesuits 1958, final vows 1973; graduate degree in philosophy, Colegio Máximo San José, Buenos Aires; taught literature and psychology in colleges; titular bishop of Auca and auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires 1992; archbishop 1998, cardinal since 2001. As leader of Argentina's Jesuits, 1973-80, urged priests to do traditional parish work rather than becoming politically active or working in "base communities."

Simplicity and humility could impress the world; he takes public transportation. Would face reservations among some about whether a Jesuit should be pope.

NORBERTO RIVERA CARRERA, archbishop of Mexico

Biography: Born June 6, 1942, La Purísima, México; doctorate in theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; ordained in 1966; did pastoral work in central Mexico and was a seminary faculty member, 1967-85; taught at the Pontifical University of Mexico, Mexico City; organizer of Mexico's Jornadista youth movement. Named bishop of Tehuacán, 1985; archbishop primate of Mexico City, 1995; cardinal since 1998. Is an advocate of social justice and critic of political corruption; a doctrinal conservative, he closed a seminary he believed taught Marxist theology.

DARÍO CASTRILLÓN HOYOS, archbishop emeritus of Bucaramanga, Colombia, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

Biography: Born July 4, 1929, Medellin, Colombia; ordained in 1952; doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; served as a pastor and in diocesan work 1954-1971, defending the poor and challenging drug barons; doctrinally traditional; opposed liberation theology of 1980s; became bishop of Pereira in 1976; general secretary, then president, of Latin American Episcopal Council, 1983-1991; cardinal since 1998. He is a Vatican insider and strong Third World candidate.

GODFRIED DANNEELS, archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels, Belgium

Biography: Born June 4, 1933, Kanegem, Belgium; ordained in 1957; doctorate in theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; taught at seminaries in 1960s and '70s; author of several theology books; became bishop of Antwerp in 1977; named archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels in 1979; former bishop president of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement; cardinal since 1983.

CLAUDIO HUMMES, archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Biography: Born Aug. 8, 1934, Montenegro, Brazil; his parents were German immigrants; a Franciscan, he was ordained in 1958; doctorate in philosophy from Pontifical Antonian Athenaeum, Rome; taught in seminaries and did parish work; named bishop of Santo André (1975), archbishop of Fortaleza (1996) and São Paulo (1998); cardinal since 2001; as a young bishop, he backed striking workers and opposed Brazil's military regime; theologically, he is conservative, opposing condom use to fight AIDS, but politically he has argued for the people's right to organize.

LUBOMYR HUSAR, major archbishop of Lviv for the Ukrainians

Biography: Born Feb. 26, 1933, Lviv, Ukraine; left Ukraine with his parents during World War II in 1944; ordained in 1958, for the Eparchy of Stamford for Ukrainians in Connecticut; studied at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and Fordham University, Bronx; doctorate in theology from Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome; faculty member at St. Basil's College Seminary, Stamford, 1958- 1969; pastor at Kerhonkson, 1966-1969; led monastery in Italy; secretly made a bishop in 1977 by Cardinal Josyf Slipyj, major archbishop of Lviv for Ukrainians, but not recognized by Pope Paul VI, to avoid upsetting Russian Orthodox Church and Soviets; named archbishop in 2001; cardinal since 2001.

WALTER KASPER, bishop emeritus of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany; president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Biography: Born March 5, 1933, Heidenheim/Brenz, Germany; ordained 1957; doctorate in theology from Theological Seminary of Tübingen; did parish work briefly, then taught in seminaries; was assistant to controversial theologian Hans Küng in Tübingen; taught dogmatic theology at Tübingen and in 1983 was a visiting professor at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; became bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart in 1989; cardinal since 2001; president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in 2001. Seen as a reformer; his pastoral letter with two other German bishops, urging divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to return to the sacraments, was rejected by the Vatican.

KARL LEHMANN, bishop of Mainz, Germany

Biography: Born May 16, 1936, Sigmaringen, Germany; doctorates in philosophy and theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; ordained in 1963; was assistant to noted Vatican II theologian Karl Rahner; became bishop of Mainz, 1983; named a cardinal in 2001 after being passed over four times. Respected as a pastor, he has differed with Vatican on some issues. Suggested the shortage of priests might require a change on priestly celibacy; defended an abortion counseling system in Germany, but later followed Vatican wishes that it be closed; supports more democracy in church structures.

NICOLÁS DE JESÚS LÓPEZ RODRÍGUEZ, archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Biography: Born Oct. 31, 1936, Barranca; ordained 1961; holds advanced social science degrees from the International Center for Sociological Formation of Clerics and from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome; appointed bishop of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic, in 1978; archbishop of Santo Domingo, 1981; cardinal since 1991. Shows a blend of zeal for social justice and theological conservatism.

WILFRED FOX NAPIER, archbishop of Durban, South Africa

Biography: Born March 8, 1941, Swartberg, South Africa; studied with Franciscans in Ireland and Belgium; ordained in 1970; did parish work in South Africa, 1971-78; learned several African languages; became bishop of Kokstad in 1981; president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, 1987-94, the time when apartheid was abolished; outspoken in favor of human rights and against abortion; named archbishop in 1992; cardinal since 2001.

JAIME LUCAS ORTEGA Y ALAMINO, archbishop of San Cristóbal de la Habana, Cuba

Biography: Born Oct. 18, 1936, Jagüey Grande, Cuba; educated at seminaries in Matanzas and Canada; ordained in 1964; pastoral work in Matanzas, 1964-66, and interned in labor camp run by Communist government, 1966-67; returned to work in Matanzas, especially among youth, and taught at a Havana seminary; became bishop of Pinar del Rio in 1979. Known for cautious defiance of Cuban communism, which curbed church activity; became archbishop in 1981; cardinal since 1994.

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RE, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Biography: Born Jan. 30, 1934, Borno, Italy; ordained in 1957; a Vatican insider; doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome; studied at Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (Vatican school of diplomacy). Vatican diplomat to Panama, 1963-67, and Iran, 1967-71. Was a top official at Vatican's diplomatic offices until 1977; became prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America in 2000; cardinal since 2001.

OSCAR ANDRÉS RODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Biography: Born Dec. 29, 1942, Tegucigalpa; joined Salesian order in 1961; ordained in 1970; doctorates in philosophy, theology, moral theology; has studied clinical psychology and psychotherapy; taught music, physics, theology and chemistry; speaks many languages; has taken pilot training; became auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa in 1978; named archbishop in 1993; cardinal since 2001.

CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN, archbishop of Vienna and ordinary for the faithful of the Byzantine rite in Austria

Biography: Born Jan. 22, 1945, Skalsko, Czechoslovakia; his family moved to Austria in 1945; joined Dominicans in 1963 in Germany; ordained in 1970; doctorate in theology from Le Saulchoir, Paris; was a university chaplain in Austria, 1973-75, and faculty member at University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1976-91. A doctrinal conservative, he edited a new Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1987-92; became auxiliary bishop of Vienna in 1991 and archbishop in 1995; cardinal since 1998.

ANGELO SCOLA, patriarch of Venice.

Biography: Born Nov. 7, 1941, Malgrate, Italy; ordained in 1970; doctorates in philosophy and theology; ordained 1970; advocate of Comunione e Liberazione, Italian movement stressing faith and civic duty; theologian at various universities; bishop of Grosseto, Italy, 1991; rector of Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, 1995; patriarch of Venice, 2002; cardinal since 2003. Intellectual seen as conservative, politically savvy. Strong interest in "culture of life.'' Speaks many languages.

DIONIGI TETTAMANZI, archbishop of Milan, Italy

Biography: Born March 14, 1934, Renate, Italy; ordained in 1957; doctorate in theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; taught in seminaries; rector of Pontifical Lombard Seminary in Rome, 1987-89; became archbishop of Ancona-Osimo in 1989, archbishop of Genoa in 1995, archbishop of Milan in 2002; cardinal since 1998. A moral theologian, he is an expert in biomedical ethics; backs Humanae Vitae, Paul VI's 1968 encyclical affirming Catholic opposition to artificial contraception; close to the conservative organization Opus Dei.

MILOSLAV VLK, archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic

Biography: Born May 17, 1932, Lisnice-Sepekov, Czechoslovakia; in his youth, he briefly worked in a car factory and served in military; earned doc- torate at Karoly University, Prague, and worked in the archival field, 1960-64; studied for priesthood in East Germany and ordained in 1968; sent to remote mountain parishes by Communist leaders and lost his state permit to work as a priest in 1978; working by day as a window cleaner and later as a bank archivist, he said Mass and heard confessions at night in secret; allowed to resume priestly work in 1989; became bishop of Ceske Budejovice in 1990, and Prague archbishop in 1991; cardinal since 1994.

SOURCES: Vatican press office, scholar Salvador Miranda, and "Conclave" by John L. Allen Jr.

In itself, Cardinal Lustiger’s resignation as Archbishop came as no surprise.  At age 78, he is already three years beyond the mandatory retirement age for bishops, and his resignation was discussed at a meeting with the Pontiff in Rome last November.   But the timing of the announcement was very significant.  As I explain in my book Apokalypso – Prophecies of the End of Time (AuthorHouse 2004), February 11th is a “date of infamy” in modern Church history.  On February 11, 1929, the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty with Benito Mussolini — a move which effectively aligned the Church with the Fascist dictatorship in exchange for recognition of Vatican City as a sovereign state.  The Treaty also brought the Holy See a large monetary endowment that started it down the road toward the banking scandals of the 1970s — scandals which ultimately led to the assassination of Pope John Paul I and the election of his Polish successor.

On the tenth anniversary of the Lateran Treaty, February 11, 1939, Pope Pius XI was assassinated.  The Pontiff was administered poisoned medications the night before in very much the same way that John Paul I was murdered.  Ironically, the date of Pius’ demise fell exactly on the anniversary of his papal coronation 17 years earlier.  This 17-year reign is the subject of one of Nostradamus’ most important prophecies:

  Century V, Quatrain 92

After the See has been held for seventeen years,

It will change hands five times in a comparable period of time:

Then one will be elected at the same time [as another],

Who will not be too much in conformity with the Romans.

This Quatrain deals with the election of a successor to John Paul II, who is the last of the five successors to Pius XI mentioned in the second verse.  Nostradamus foresees two competing claimants to the papal throne emerging out of the next Conclave.  One of them will be an Antipope, who is referred to in St. Malachy’s prophecy as the “Glory of the Olive Tree”.  In both the Old and New Testaments, the olive tree is a symbol of God’s chosen people, the Jews.  Cardinal Lustiger is a Jew who converted to Catholicism at age 14 while hiding from the Nazis in the home of a Catholic family.  He has said many times that, despite his religious conversion, he still considers himself to be a Jew.

The date of Lustiger’s “retirement” also corresponds to an important event in the liturgical calendar, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  On February 11, 1858, an apparition of the Blessed Virgin made the first of 18 appearances at the grotto of Massabeille.  In referring to the Antipope successor to John Paul II, Nostradamus uses a pun on the French word lourde, which means “heavy”:

Century VI, Quatrain 82

Through the wild and open desert place,

Will come to roam the nephew of the great Pontiff:

Wearying the seven [hills of Rome ] with his heavy [lourde] root,

Through those who afterwards will occupy the vacant See.

In what can only be considered a portent, the death of the sole surviving witness of the Fatima apparitions, Lucia dos Santos came on February 13, 2005.  The passing of Sister Lucy at age 97 silences the last voice that might have revealed the words spoken in July 1917 by the Blessed Virgin, words which have come to be known as the Third Secret of Fatima.  This is all the more ironic because the Third Secret deals with an unprecedented crisis in the Catholic Church to ensue after the death of John Paul II — the very crisis that is now upon us.  (For further discussion of the Third Secret of Fatima, see Chapters Two and Three of my book.)   Like earlier prophecies of St. Malachy and Nostradamus, the Third Secret envisions the election of an Antipope, a role which Cardinal Lustiger may be destined to fill. 

Beyond its symbolic trappings, Lustiger’s announcement on February 11th was also clearly timed to coincide with the Pope’s health crisis and the open talk of his abdication among the Vatican hierarchy.  Only a few days before his “retirement”, Lustiger waded into the middle of the debate by observing that canon law gives the Pope the option to step down.  Lustiger’s “retirement” conveniently freed him of the day-to-day duties of Archbishop at a time when he was taking on the role of “stand-in” for the ailing Pontiff, as he did on January 27th at the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Vatican was still faced with the potential dilemma of an incapacitated, possibly comatose Pontiff.  An abdication under such circumstances would be controversial and might even precipitate a schism among those loyalists who would continue to recognize the ailing Pope.  Therefore, it’s not unlikely that a contingency plan had been formulated to appoint a “regent” of sorts, a caretaker who would act on the Pontiff’s behalf and, in fact, be Pope in all but name.  Cardinal Lustiger, a close confidant and protégé of John Paul, would have appeared well-suited to play this role.  With the death of John Paul II on April 2, 2005, this contingency obviously became moot.

Nonetheless, Lustiger’s brief stint as the Pope’s “stand-in” can only have his enhanced his standing as a possible successor.  His resignation from the duties of Archbishop also gives him greater freedom to focus on the pre-Conclave lobbying that so often determines the outcome of a papal election.

Assuming the Cardinal Lustiger’s efforts bear fruit, what kind of a Pontificate can we expect to see in the wake of his coronation?   To help answer that question, I have prepared an astrological chart for Lustiger’s birth.   His birth chart is intriguing on a number of levels, not the least of which is the persistent theme of a “shipwreck” of the Church under his leadership.  His Ascendant (the horizon line when he was born) is the 11th degree of Cancer, for which the Sabian image is of a shipwreck during a tempest at sea.  Just below his Ascendant in his First House are Castor and Pollux, stars mythically linked with shipwrecked sailors.    Regarding the tenor of his Papacy, the most relevant indicators would be his Jupiter and his Tenth House.  As to the former, Jupiter is at the 19th degree of Aquarius, for which the Sabian image again involves a sinking boat.  In his Tenth House, we find Uranus conjoined with Scheat — an ill-omened star associated with disasters at sea, such as shipwrecks and drownings.

Continuing with the prevalent theme of shipwreck and drowning, his Uranus is positioned in the 28th degree of Pisces.  The Sabian image for this degree depicts a drowning man who is often identified with St. Peter sinking beneath the waves of the tempest on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:28-31).   Since Peter is the archetypal Pontiff, this image suggests a Papacy overwhelmed by a crisis of faith.  This “sea of troubles” motif is further underscored by the location of Neptune at the 26th degree of Leo, associated with Sabian images of a struggling swimmer and an inverted triangle.  The latter is a well-known symbol of the water element, which appears to be very disturbed in all of these images.

As analyzed in my book (p. 35-36), Nostradamus repeatedly uses the metaphor of a “shipwreck” to describe the coming crisis in the Catholic Church.  In Century II, Quatrain 56, he refers to the power-hungry Opus Dei faction as “those of the shipwreck wishing to seize the Rock”, where the Rock obviously refers the legacy of St. Peter.   And in Century V, Quatrain 31, he identifies the origin of the Antipope who will hand the Holy See over to this pernicious faction:

Century V, Quatrain 31

By the Attic land [ France ], the center of wisdom,

Which is at present the rose of the world:

Pontificate ruined, and its great preeminence

Submerged, a shipwreck amidst the waves.    

Since Jean-Marie Lustiger is a French Cardinal, his astrological indicators seem to match Nostradamus’ prophecies quite nicely.  His ability to cause this impending “shipwreck” of St. Peter’s bark is also something revealed in his birth chart.  Most pertinent regarding his personality and emotions is the Moon, which is in the 30th degree of Capricorn.  One of the Sabian images for this degree is the Pied Piper, a man with such a compelling, charismatic persona that he is literally able to lead great masses of people astray.  While outwardly appearing innocent and humble, he exercises formidable power over others — a power he can choose to use for good or ill.  A second Sabian image for this degree depicts a secret conference, suggesting his ties to the powerful secret society Opus Dei.

Also indicative of Lustiger’s magnetic personality is his Pluto in the First House.  His iron will was forged at an early age during his bitter struggle for survival as a Jewish adolescent in Nazi-occupied France .  He is a difficult man to know, as there is much more to him than meets the eye.  Ironically, however, this enormous personal strength may ultimately prove to be his undoing.  Pluto in the 16th degree of Cancer has the Sabian image of Samson overturning the columns of a temple.  This suggests that, in his personal fall, he may drag down the Church with him.  This “Achilles’ heel” tendency is reinforced by the “heel” star Alhena, rising just above his Ascendant.  As discussed in my book (p. 238), Alhena is also associated with the “mark of the Beast”, and thus points to the uneasy alliance between the Antipope and Antichrist.

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See the web page for astrological portents for Lustiger

The Math of Lustiger: 

Just now I noticed the date of Cardinal Lustiger's birth, September 17, 1926.
As you see in the subject title above, it may suggest 153, Peter's number.

I have followed this type of number symbolism for some years. In certain cases it seems beyond accidental coincidence.

John Paul II was apparently Pope number 265. Coincidentally, the original Fish in the Net story gave the dimensions of the diamond patterns of the Net as 265 by 153, which demonstrates a close approximation of the square root of three by division (265 / 153 = 1.732026143790849673202614379085). 

See the diagrams near the center of Dee's page which follows:


The square root of three also comes up as the tangents of numbers divisible by 60, suggesting six-fold patterns, such as the Star Of David and the Flower (or Seed) of Life. The mile in feet is one special example (60 x 88 = 5280).
Six times that value (6 x 5280 = 31680) is the sublunar distance around the New Jerusalem. One-tenth of that value, 3168, is "Lord Jesus Christ" in Greek Gematria.

There seems to be a correspondence between the 153 Fish in the Net story and the New Jerusalem Plan. The width of the New Jerusalem Plan is figured by two moon diameters added to one Earth diameter:

2160 + 7920 + 2160 = 12240

See:  DNA & The Apocalypse

          12240 = 80 x 153

The year, 1926, may also be significant. Check the tangent:


Compare it to the tangents of 126 and 666 to find they are all the same.Such "666 tangent numbers" are evenly divisible by 18. Interestingly, 1926 = 18 x 107. Ignoring the zero hints at the number 17. Note that 18 x 17 = 306, twice 153, and also has the 666 tangent. The obvious reason is that 306 is one circle away from 666 (306 + 360 = 666)

Revelation 13:18, the "666" verse, follows the same pattern, as 13 x 18 = 234, a number with the positive "666 tangent."

The development of these ideas came to me via dreams, coincidences, and crop circle formations. The entire story is quite convincing that "meaningful coincidences" are a reality.

Best wishes on your upcoming trip to crop circle country!


Joseph E. (Joe) Mason


Joseph Ratzinger
Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinals Select Germany's Joseph Ratzinger
Chooses Name Pope Benedict XVI

VATICAN CITY (April 19) - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, the Roman Catholic Church's leading hard-liner, was elected pope Tuesday in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Benedict XVI and called himself ''a simple, humble worker.''

Ratzinger, the first German pope in centuries, emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, where he waved to a wildly cheering crowd of tens of thousands and gave his first blessing. Other cardinals clad in their crimson robes came out on other balconies to watch him after one of the fastest papal conclaves of the past century.

''Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me - a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord,'' he said after being introduced by Chilean Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estivez.

''The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers,'' the new pope said. ''I entrust myself to your prayers.''

The crowd responded to the 265th pope by chanting ''Benedict! Benedict!''

Ratzinger turned 78 on Saturday. His age clearly was a factor among cardinals who favored a ''transitional'' pope who could skillfully lead the church as it absorbs John Paul II's legacy, rather than a younger cardinal who could wind up with another long pontificate.

Cardinals also had faced a choice over whether to seek a younger, dynamic pastor and communicator - perhaps from Latin America or elsewhere in the developing world where the church is growing.

If Ratzinger was paying tribute to the last pontiff named Benedict, it could be interpreted as a bid to soften his image as the Vatican's doctrinal hard-liner.

Benedict XV, who reigned from 1914 to 1922, was a moderate following Pius X, who had implemented a sharp crackdown against doctrinal ''modernism.'' He reigned during World War I and was credited with settling animosity between traditionalists and modernists, and dreamed of reunion with Orthodox Christians.

Benedict comes from the Latin for ''blessing'' and is one of a number of papal names of holy origin such as Clement (''mercy''), Innocent (''hopeful'' as well as ''innocent'') and Pius (''pious'').

The last pope from a German-speaking land was Victor II, bishop of Eichstatt, who reigned from 1055-57.

On Monday, Ratzinger, who was the powerful dean of the College of Cardinals, used his homily at the Mass dedicated to electing the next pope to warn the faithful about tendencies that he considered dangers to the faith: sects, ideologies like Marxism, liberalism, atheism, agnosticism and relativism - the ideology that there are no absolute truths.

''Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism,'' he said, speaking in Italian. ''Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching,' looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.

Ratzinger served John Paul II since 1981 as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In that position, he has disciplined church dissidents and upheld church policy against attempts by liberals for reforms.

He had gone into the conclave with the most buzz among two dozen leading candidates. He had impressed many faithful with his stirring homily at the funeral of John Paul II, who died April 2 at age 84.

  Who Is the New Pope?  


A Controversial Cardinal
While Pope John Paul II was revered in his Polish homeland, Germany is sharply divided over its native son, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

More Papal Coverage:
· Text of Benedict XVI's First Address
· Popes of the 20th Century

Some have questioned whether the new pope betrayed any pro-Nazi sentiment during his teenage years in Germany during World War II.

In his memoirs, he wrote of being enrolled in Hitler's Nazi youth movement against his will when he was 14 in 1941, when membership was compulsory. He says he was soon let out because of his studies for the priesthood.

Two years later, he was drafted into a Nazi anti-aircraft unit as a helper, a common fate for teenage boys too young to be soldiers. Enrolled as a soldier at 18, in the last months of the war, he barely finished basic training.

''We are certain that he will continue on the path of reconciliation between Christians and Jews that John Paul II began,'' Paul Spiegel, head of Germany's main Jewish organization, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

White smoke poured from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel and the bells of St. Peter's tolled at 6:04 p.m. (12:04 p.m. EDT) to announce the conclave had produced a pope. Flag-waving pilgrims in St. Peter's Square chanted: ''Viva il Papa!'' or ''Long live the pope!''

The bells rang after a confusing smoke signal that Vatican Radio initially suggested was black but then declared was too difficult to call. White smoke is used to announce a pope's election to the world.

It was one of the fastest elections in the past century: Pope Pius XII was elected in 1939 in three ballots on one day, while Pope John Paul I was elected in 1978 in four ballots in one day. The new pope was elected after either four or five ballots over two days.

''It's only been 24 hours, surprising how fast he was elected,'' Vatican Radio said.

The timing, more than an hour before the end of the afternoon session, indicated that the pontiff may have been chosen on the fourth ballot, although it was not immediately known. Voting began Monday night with a single ballot, and there were two ballots to be held Tuesday morning and afternoon.

  It's All in the Name  

AP/Getty Images

Pope John Paul II, right, chose his name in honor of his immediate predecessor, John Paul I, left.

A 1,500-Year Tradition
The pope who first chose a new name upon assuming the post was John II in 533. He was previously called Mercury but thought a Christian pontiff should not have the name of a pagan Roman god.

The most common papal names have been John (23 times), Gregory (16), Benedict (16, including the new pope) Clement (14), Innocent (13) and Leo (13).

A pope uses his new name to signal his approach to leading the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's choice of Benedict XVI could be interpreted as a bid to soften his image as the Vatican's doctrinal hard-liner. Benedict XV, who reigned from 1914 to 1922, was a moderate following Pius X, who had implemented a sharp crackdown against doctrinal ''modernism.''

Sources: Reuters, AP


The cardinals took an oath of secrecy, forbidding them to divulge how they voted. Under conclave rules, a winner needed two-thirds support, or 77 votes from the 115 cardinal electors.

After the smoke appeared, pilgrims poured into the square, their eyes fixed on the burgundy-draped balcony. Pilgrims said the rosary as they awaited the name of the new pope and prelates stood on the roof of the Apostolic Palace, watching as the crowd nearly doubled in size.

Niels Hendrich, a 40-year-old salesman from Hamburg, Germany, jumped up and down with joy and called his father on a cell phone. ''Habemus papam!'' he shouted into the phone, using the Latin for, ''We have a pope.''

In the pope's hometown of Traunstein, Germany, a room full of 13-year-old boys at St. Michael's Seminary that Ratzinger attended jumped up and down, cheered and clapped as the news was announced.

''It's fantastic that it's Cardinal Ratzinger. I met him when he was here before and I found him really nice,'' said Lorenz Gradl, 16, who was confirmed by Ratzinger in 2003.

Antoinette Hastings, from Kent Island, Md., rose from her wheelchair, grasping her hands together and crying. She has artificial knees, making it tough to stand.

''I feel blessed, absolutely blessed,'' she said. ''I just wish the rest of my family were here to experience this with me.''

After the bells started ringing, people on the streets of Rome headed from all directions toward Vatican City. Some priests and seminarians in clerical garb were running. Nuns pulled up their long skirts and jogged toward the square. Drivers honked horns and some people closed stores early and joined the crowds.

By the Numbers
Number of popes who have led the Roman Catholic Church, including the new pontiff

Number of 20th-century conclaves

3 Days
Average length of 20th-century conclaves

2 Years, 9 months, 2 days
Longest conclave in church history (1268-71)

Police immediately tried to direct traffic but to little effect.

Ratzinger succeeds a pope who gained extraordinary popularity over a 26-year pontificate, history's third-longest papacy. Millions mourned him around the world in a tribute to his charisma.

While John Paul, a Pole, was elected to challenge the communist system in place in eastern Europe in 1978, Benedict faces new issues: the need for dialogue with Islam, the divisions between the wealthy north and the poor south as well as problems within his own church.

These include the priest sex-abuse scandals that have cost the church millions in settlements in the United States and elsewhere; coping with a chronic shortage of priests and nuns in the West; and halting the stream of people leaving a church indifferent to teachings they no longer find relevant.

Under John Paul, the church's central authority grew, often to dismay of bishops and rank-and-file Catholics around the world.

Pope John XXIII was 77 when he was elected pope in 1958 and viewed as a transitional figure, but he called the Second Vatican Council that revolutionized the church from within and opened up its dialogue with non-Catholics.

Benedict will have to decide whether to keep up the kind of foreign travel that was a hallmark of John Paul's papacy, with his 104 pilgrimages abroad.

He may already be locked into one trip - to his home country: the mid-August Catholic youth day gathering in Cologne, Germany. John Paul had agreed to visit and organizers have already spent millions of dollars in preparations.

''With the new Holy Father, we can be assured of continuity with his predecessor and of a personality who will lead the church with great responsibility before God,'' said Heiner Koch, the prelate in charge of the event.

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Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. 

Benedict XVI: German Cardinal Elected Pope

    Tuesday 19 April 2005

'I entrust myself to your prayers,' he tells crowd.

    Vatican City - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself "a simple, humble worker."

    Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, where he waved to a wildly cheering crowd of tens of thousands and gave his first blessing as pope. Other cardinals clad in their crimson robes came out on other balconies to watch him.

    "Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me - a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord," he said. "I entrust myself to your prayers," the pope said.

    The crowd responded by chanting "Benedict! Benedict!"

    Ratzinger served John Paul II since 1981 as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In that position, he has disciplined church dissidents and upheld church policy against attempts by liberals for reforms. He turned 78 on Saturday.

    The new pope had gone into the conclave with the most buzz among two dozen leading candidates. He had impressed many faithful with his stirring homily at the funeral of John Paul II, who died April 2 at age 84.

    Bells ringing from the Vatican earlier confirmed that cardinals had reached a decision and that, along with white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney, caused crowds in St. Peter's Square to chant, "Viva il Papa!" or "Long live the pope!"

    The square quickly filled up as thousands of people began streaming in as word of the decision spread.

    The conclave of 115 cardinals lasted for two days, and no conclave in the past century had lasted more than five days. The election that made John Paul II pope in October 1978 took eight ballots over three days.

    'Powerful' Moment

    "It's very powerful to be in the place where St. Peter was martyred and to pray to the Lord for a worthy successor," said Brother Mateo Lethimonier, 30, a monk from Argentina in a light blue robe and sandals who was among those on the square before the decision was announced.

    He said he was praying for the cardinals to find "the one who loves Jesus most, the one who represents the church best."

    On Monday evening, black smoke that initially looked light enough to throw even Vatican Radio analysts off-guard poured from the chimney, disappointing a crowd of 40,000 pilgrims anxious for a sign that the cardinals had settled on a successor. That first puff followed the conclave's initial vote.

    "We thought it was white. Then it went black. I had a feeling of exhilaration followed by disappointment," said Harold Reeves, a 35-year-old theology student from Washington, D.C.

    There was similar confusion following a first smoke signal on Tuesday. Even the second signal was confusing at first, looking black and white at times before the decision was confirmed by the bells.

    The smoke is part of a church tradition for electing a pope. White means a decision after a round of balloting, black means no clear decision.

    Challenges Ahead

    A quick decision in the first round of voting on Monday would have been a surprise. The cardinals have a staggering range of issues to juggle as they choose the first new pope of the 21st century - fallout from priest sex-abuse scandals, chronic shortages of priests and nuns, as well as calls for sharper activism against poverty and easing the ban on condoms to help combat AIDS.

    The next pontiff also must maintain the global ministry of John Paul, who took 104 international trips in his more than 26-year papacy.

    "Keep praying for the new pope," said 82-year-old Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of Puerto Rico, who was too old to join the conclave, open only to cardinals under 80 years old.

    It was the first time in more than a generation that crowds had stared at the chimney for the famous smoke and word of a new pope. In that time, the church has been pulled in two directions: a spiritual renaissance under John Paul, but battered by scandals and a flock pressing for less rigid teachings.

His numbers:

1) BENEDICT  = 62....2 x 31, where 31 = CUBE, and its reverse is 13.
This continues the 13 cubed theme for 2005.
62 = Right

Square root function of 62:
[ 87 = Priest. 74 = Cross, Jesus. 78 = Benedict 16 ]

continuing sq rt function:
[ 75 = April 19--today's date of his election as pope; the 13 appears,
followed by 16. ]


.....77 = Christ

2) Benedict 16 = 78....Start, Genesis
78 is 2 x 39, which is 3 x 13.

Square root function of 78:
2.9718278  ( 71 = Catholic, 27 = Red  78 = Benedict 16 )

Continuing sq rt function :
...on to 4...19 which is today's date of 4/19

Universal Harmonics


The Grand Inquisitor

Nobody tried to say a word as they carried him out in jest,
Except, of course, the little neighbor boy who carried him to rest,
And he just walked along alone with his guilt so well concealed,
And muttered underneath his breath: “Nothing is revealed.”

— Bob Dylan, “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”

On Tuesday, April 19, 2005, wisps of white smoke rose from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel announcing the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the 265th Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.  An hour later, as the great bell at St. Peter’s Basilica tolled, the new Pope introduced himself to his flock as Benedict XVI.

These events confirmed some aspects of my interpretation of the prophecies of St. Malachy and Nostradamus, but contradicted others. On the positive side, there was the confusion caused by what appeared to be white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney during the first day of the Conclave, consistent with my reading of Nostradamus (Century VI, Quatrain 25). Even more strikingly, there was Cardinal Ratzinger’s choice of the name Benedict, after the founder of Europe’s original monastic order known as the Benedictines or “Olivetans”.  Hence, the name Benedict XVI is an unequivocal reference to Malachy’s motto “The Glory of the Olive Tree”. And so, my interpretation was correct in foreseeing that the candidate elected by this Conclave would fill the role of the “Olive Tree” Pontiff.

On the negative side of the ledger, I was off base in identifying Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger as “The Glory of the Olive Tree”.  My scenario of a deadlocked Conclave during which the election of an Italian Cardinal would be nullified also did not pan out.  Interestingly, it appears that there was a deadlock between the conservative and progressive factions until the Conclave’s Tuesday afternoon session, when the progressive candidate Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini apparently “threw in the towel” and endorsed Cardinal Ratzinger What induced him to do this is something about which we can only speculate at this juncture, but there are some inferences we can draw from the circumstances.  We’ll examine those as we proceed in this essay.

But the most important question facing us now is this: Is Benedict XVI a Pope or an Antipope. My earlier analysis was based on the assumption that there would be some procedural irregularity which would taint the election of the “Olive Tree” candidate and stigmatize him as an Antipope. This clearly would have been the case if Cardinal Martini had been elected and his election had been nullified. I have intentionally waited several days after the announcement of Cardinal Ratzinger’s election to pick up on any rumors that such a thing might have occurred, especially in light of the puzzling white smoke on the first day of the Conclave. Based on the available information, however, there’s no indication that Martini ever polled anything close to the two-thirds needed for election. It does appear likely, however, that he controlled enough votes to deny Ratzinger a two-thirds majority.

According to the Italian press, the prospect of a drawn-out Conclave “scared off” the progressives and led Martini to send his votes to Ratzinger on Tuesday afternoon. Although Martini had shown considerable courage in rallying the progressive opposition to Ratzinger, he appears to have lost is nerve on the eve of the Conclave. In an interview just before the Conclave opened, a priest who had spent time with Martini described him as visibly distressed. A fair inference is that the Vatican hierarchy was pressuring him not to provoke a prolonged deadlock which would reveal the deep divisions within the Church. Whether there was intimidation that went beyond this is something we have no way of knowing at his point.

Be that as it may, the fact that the Vatican hierarchy felt compelled to pressure Martini to withdraw his opposition to Ratzinger in order to manufacture a two-thirds majority tells us something important. Recall that for the past 800 years Conclaves have operated under the rule that required a two-thirds vote to elect a Pontiff.  In 1996 John Paul II approved an amendment to the Apostolic Constitution which provided an option to switch to a simple majority of the electors if no candidate attained a two-thirds vote after 27 ballots. Under the traditional rule, a minority of Cardinals could block a candidate they found objectionable and force the election of a compromise candidate. This was the basis of the well-known axiom that the candidate who goes into the Conclave as the apparent Pope comes out of it still a Cardinal.

In fact, the traditional two-thirds rule is essential to the notion that the choice of a Pontiff is to be guided by the Holy Spirit.  It creates an opening in which politically powerful contenders can neutralize one another and a “dark horse” candidate can emerge, as Albino Cardinal Luciani did in 1978 when he was elected as Pope John Paul I.  Cardinal Luciani’s election left the Cardinals – and, indeed, the whole world – sensing the hand of the Holy Spirit in the selection of the “smiling Pope”.  The modification of the traditional rule enacted in 1996 effectively removes this element, effectively extracts the Holy Spirit from the process.  As demonstrated by the recently concluded Conclave, the papal election has now degenerated into a contest of raw political power, indistinguishable from an election of a secular leader.

The desperation of the Vatican hierarchy to compel a two-thirds ballot for Ratzinger was a tacit acknowledgment of the questionable legitimacy of a Pope elected under the new majority voting option. Regardless of their maneuvering, however, Ratzinger’s election remains tainted in this regard, since the new rules imposed on the opposition the unappealing prospect of a prolonged Conclave ending with the inevitable election of their nemesis anyway. If the traditional rule – and the indispensable role of the Holy Spirit – had been respected, there is every reason to believe that Ratzinger would have fallen short, and a compromise candidate, such as Cardinal Lustiger, would have emerged.

True to the messages conveyed to the visionaries of La Salette and Fatima, the reign of the Pope characterized by Malachy’s motto “The Eclipse of the Sun” has been followed by the election of an Antipope by whom the true Church is eclipsed.  I had anticipated the election of an essentially good man – Cardinal Lustiger – who would be forced into the role of Antipope by forces greater than himself.  I proved wrong, because I was too optimistic, too hopeful.  The actual reality that has played out is far more malevolent than what I had anticipated.  Cardinal Ratzinger has willfully chosen to make himself “The Glory of the Olive Tree”.  He has signaled this by his choice of the name Benedict.  His evident desire to play out the apocalyptic scenario of St. Malachy’s prophecy was also revealed in his decision to hold the funeral of John Paul II on April 8th, the date of solar eclipse.

One must assume that Antipope Benedict XVI fully understands the consequences of his choices, which makes them all the more frightening.  If Malachy’s prophecy is fulfilled, then Benedict’s self-ordained short reign will be followed by that of the final Pope, “Peter the Roman”, who will usher in the Messianic Kingdom.  But before we get to that point, Revelation Chapter 13 tells us that Peter’s predecessor will align himself with a secular Antichrist.  It follows that, by consciously taking on the role of the “Olive Tree” Antipope, Ratzinger is also consciously choosing to make himself the clerical accomplice of the Beast.

It is a role for which Antipope Benedict has been well prepared by his life history. As a youth, he put himself at the service of Adolph Hitler and became part of the Nazi genocide apparatus. Others in his position remained true to their faith and went to Dachau rather than promote the aims of this most execrable form of human filth. But not Ratzinger, who was pleased to get a discount on his seminary school tuition for joining the Hitler Youth. When German students joined the worldwide student uprising against war and injustice in 1968, Ratzinger vehemently denounced them, proving himself more faithful to his patrons in the privileged elite than to the example of Jesus Christ. He was aptly chosen by the John Paul II to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and relished the role of Grand Inquisitor in extinguishing free thought and dissent within the Church. In his position as Grand Inquisitor, Ratzinger also formulated the papal encyclical castigating all non-Catholic spiritual paths as fundamentally flawed.

The list goes on and on:  the “infallible” ban on female ordination, the cover-up of rampant pedophilia in the priesthood, the rationalization of persecution against homosexuals.  While Ratzinger plays lip service to the social justice teachings of the Second Vatican Council, he has consistently supported the most regressive and reactionary forces in secular society.  This became painfully apparent during the 2004 U.S. elections, when Cardinal Ratzinger encouraged American clergy to deny Communion to Catholic politicians who support a woman’s right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.  He has made himself totally complicit in the cynical exploitation of the “right-to-life” issue by right-wing politicians to promote their greed-driven agenda.  Small wonder that the neo-fascist Opus Dei sect is thrilled by the prospect of a Ratzinger papacy.

While one can understand the sycophants of the corporate State and media downplaying this litany of shame, what is truly incomprehensible is the attitude of some who claim to be devotees of Our Lady of Fatima. Have they forgotten so quickly that this is same Cardinal Ratzinger who penned the commentary on the Third Secret which reduced it to a minor “personal revelation” with no consequences at all for the future of the Church and mankind as a whole? The same Ratzinger who hid and continues to hide the actual text of Our Lady’s explanation of the Third Secret and pretends that the vision disclosed in 2000 comprises the entire Fatima prophecy? The same Ratzinger who would have us believe that Fatima’s image of a Pope being assassinated by soldiers amidst mass carnage is equivalent to the wounding of John Paul II by a lone assassin in 1981?

The fact is that Ratzinger had to suppress the Third Secret of Fatima because it is about him, about an Anitpope who will hand over his Church to a False Christ.

For my part, I apologize to my readers for lacking the imagination to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis of which the prophecies speak.  Perhaps my Catholic upbringing made it difficult for me to anticipate that a Pontiff – even an Antipope – could be so vile as to willingly join forces with mankind’s Enemy.  And so I fashioned a scenario in which a flawed but well-intentioned Antipope would become the reluctant tool of the Beast.  I particularly owe Cardinal Lustiger and his friends an apology for casting him in the role of the “Olive Tree” Antipope.  Fortunately for him, his potential fate in that direction has been now been preempted by a man who actually aspires to play that role.  Several of my readers who disagreed with my identification of Cardinal Lustiger as “The Glory of the Olive Tree” have pointed out that he might also fit the description “Peter the Roman”, since he would be the first Jewish Pontiff since the Apostle Peter.  While history has now proven my interpretation to be mistaken, it may yet prove that of my readers to be correct.

At any rate, I would like you all to know that I am unabashed by my failings.As those of you who have read my work know, I believe that error is the road to Truth.  The important thing is that we not be afraid to put our ideas “out there” because they may prove less than 100% right.  Let the Ratzinger fans adhere to the position that Truth is arrived at by stifling the free expression of ideas.  We, on the other hand, hold that genuine, sincerely formulated ideas (not to be confused with expressions of venom and hate) are always worth airing, no matter how flawed those ideas may prove to be.

It’s also important that we not “throw out the baby with the bathwater”.The prophetic scenario outlined in my writings still holds, despite the fact that Ratzinger rather than Lustiger plays the part of Antipope. Ratzinger the proponent of a crude moral absolutism, will embrace the role of false prophet for a Universal Church based on crude moral absolutism. We can already see a convergence on this new religion from the vantages points of the various “fundamentalisms” within Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It will not be long before Catholics are faced with the choice of following their presumed shepherd into this metaphysical abyss or cutting themselves loose of him and selecting a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ to lead them – the man whom St. Malachy calls “Peter the Roman”.




Lets let Nostradamus have his say first:

As for as Christianity is concerned, here is what Nostradamus wrote more than 400
years ago, predicting return to Paganism, leaving the Church with its 'shattered


Temples consecrated in the original Roman manner,
They will reject the excess foundations,
Taking their first and humane laws,
Chasing, though not entirely, the cult of saints

Another translation follows:

"For temples sacred in the pristine Roman fashion,
They'll reject the one with the shattered foundation;
Taking to their laws ancient and human,
Will chase out their cults and saintly pretension."

This may or may not come about, but the revelations of the Dead Sea Scrolls have
certainly left Christianity with a 'shattered foundation'. Less than 3 percent in Rome
today go to Church.


At the foundation of the new sect,
The bones of the great Roman will be found,
A sepulchre covered by marble will appear,
Earth to quake in April poorly buried.

[The "666" Quatrain directly related to the bones story. Pope John Paul II died in
April, 2005]


Elected as Pope, when elected he will be mocked,
Suddenly unexpectedly moved prompt and timid,
Through too much goodness and kindness provoked to die,
Fear extinguished the night of his death guided.


Through an object the eye will swell very much,
Burning so much that the snow will fall:
The fields watered will come to shrink,
As the primate succumbs at Reggio.


The great star will burn for seven days,
The cloud will cause two suns to appear:
The big mastiff will howl all night
When the great pontiff will change country.


Roman Pontiff beware of approaching
The city that two rivers flow through,
Near there your blood will come to spurt,
You and yours when the rose will flourish.


When the sepulchre of the great Roman is found,
The day after a Pontiff will be elected:
Scarcely will he be approved by the Senate
Poisoned, his blood in the sacred chalice.


The great Pontiff taken captive while navigating,
The great one thereafter to fail the clergy in tumult:
Second one elected absent his estate declines,
His favorite bastard to death broken on the wheel.


On sea the red one will be taken by pirates,
Because of him peace will be troubled:
Anger and greed will he expose through a false act,
The army doubled by the great Pontiff.


Through the death of the very old Pontiff
A Roman of good age will be elected,
Of him it will be said that he weakens his see,
But long will he sit and in biting activity.


The great Pontiff of the party of Mars
Will subjugate the confines of the Danube:
The cross to pursue, through sword hook or crook,
Captives, gold, jewels more than one hundred thousand rubies.


Through the deserts of the free and wild place,
The nephew of the great Pontiff will come to wander:
Felled by seven with a heavy club,
By those who afterwards will occupy the Chalice.


Before the Empire changes
a very wonderful event will take place.
The field moved, the pillar of porphyry
put in place, changed on the gnarled rock.


Earthshaking fire from the centre of the earth
will cause tremors around the New City.
Two great rocks will war for a long time,
then Arethusa will redden a new river.


A man will be charged with the destruction
of temples and sects, altered by fantasy.
He will harm the rocks rather than the living,
ears filled with ornate speeches.


One whom neither plague nor steel knew how to finish,
Death on the summit of the hills struck from the sky:
The abbot will die when he will see ruined
Those of the wreck wishing to seize the rock.


The Chief of Fossano will have his throat cut
By the leader of the bloodhound and greyhound:
The deed executed by those of the Tarpeian Rock,
Saturn in Leo February 13.


Where all is good, the Sun all beneficial and the Moon
Is abundant, its ruin approaches:
From the sky it advances to change your fortune.
In the same state as the seventh rock.


There will go from mount Gaufier & Aventine,
One who through the hole will warn the army:
Between two rocks will the booty be taken,
Of SEXT. mansol the renown to fail.


One will see blood to rain on the rocks,
Sun in the East, Saturn in the West:
Near Orgon war, at Rome great evil to be seen,
Ships sunk to the bottom, & Tridental taken.


There will arrive at Porto Corsini,
Near Ravenna, he who will plunder the dame:
In the deep sea legate from Lisbon,
Hidden under a rock they will carry off seventy souls.


From the height of the mountains around the Isère,
One hundred assembled at the haven in the rock Valence:
From Châteauneuf, Pierrelatte, in Donzère,
Against Crest, Romans, faith assembled.


New, impetuous and sudden rain
Will suddenly halt two armies.
Celestial stone, fires make the sea stony,
The death of seven by land and sea sudden.


The great old enemy mourning dies of poison,
The sovereigns subjugated in infinite numbers:
Stones raining, hidden under the fleece,
Through death articles are cited in vain.


The dart from the sky will make its extension,
Deaths speaking: great execution.
The stone in the tree, the proud nation restored,
Noise, human monster, purge expiation.


The child will be born with two teeth in his mouth,
Stones will fall during the rain in Tuscany:
A few years after there will be neither wheat nor barley,
To satiate those who will faint from hunger.

[Wheat and barley are mentioned in Revelation, in relation to the black horse rider with is balance scales.]


People from around the Tarn, Lot and Garonne
Beware of passing the Apennine mountains:
Your tomb near Rome and Ancona,
The black frizzled beard will have a trophy set up.


For the free city of the great Crescent sea,
Which still carries the stone in its stomach,
The English fleet will come under the drizzle
To seize a branch, war opened by the great one.


He will rise high over the estate more to the right,
He will remain seated on the square stone,
Towards the south facing to his left,
The crooked staff in his hand his mouth sealed.


By night will come through the forest of 'Reines,'
Two couples roundabout route Queen the white stone,
The monk king in gray in Varennes:
Elected Capet causes tempest, fire, blood, slice.


Pope John Paul II
1978 to 2005

Pope Paul VI

Pope John XXIII
Oct. 28, 1958 - June 3, 1963

Pope Pius XII
Mar. 2, 1939 - Oct. 9, 1958  

Pope Pius XI
Feb. 6, 1922 - Feb. 10, 1939

Pope Benedict XV
Sept. 3, 1914 - Jan. 22, 1922

Pope St. Pius X
Aug. 4, 1903 - Aug. 20, 1914

Pope Leo XIII
Feb. 20, 1878 - July 20, 1903 Pius IX 1846-1878 Gregory XVI 1831-1846 Pius VIII 1829-1830 Leo XII 1823-1829 Pius VII 1800-1823 Pius VI 1775-1799 Clement XIV 1769-1774 Clement XIII 1758-1769 Benedict XIV 1740-1758 Clement XII 1730-1740 Clement XI 1700-1721 Innocent XI 1676-1689 Alexander VII 1655-1667 Clement VIII 1592-1605 Sixtus V 1585-1590 Gregory XIII 1572-1585 Pius V 1566-1572 Paul III 1534-1549 Leo X 1513-1521

N. S. Rajaram
Christ And Christianity In The Year 2000

The Jesus Myth

Pope Leo X, who reigned 1513-21, once said: "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." By this he meant that over the centuries, the Vatican had managed to acquire enormous wealth and power in the name of a figure called Jesus Christ. In this century, the man most responsible for making Vatican the financial powerhouse it is today was its investment manager, a financial genius by name Bernardino Nogara. 
Speaking of him, Cardinal Spellman of New York once said: "Next to Jesus Christ, the best thing that ever happened to the Catholic Church is Bernardino Nogara." Anticipating that Europe was heading for war, Nogara invested heavily in armaments factories, buying several of them outright. This allowed the Vatican to reap huge profits when Mussolini invaded Abyssinia in 1935 and in World War II later. Alexander VI 1492-1503  Sixtus IV 1471-1484 Nicholas V 1447-1455 Benedict XII 1334-1342 John XXII 1316-1334 Clement V 1305-1314 Boniface VIII 1294-1303 Nicholas IV 1288-1292 Gregory X 1271-1276 Innocent IV 1243-1254 Nicholas III 1277-1280 Alexander IV 1254-1261 Gregory IX 1227-1241 Honorius III 1216-1227