"ROME WILL LOSE THE FAITH AND BECOME THE SEAT OF THE ANTICHRIST."
La Salette Prophecy
After Satan said (in Leo XIII's vision in 1888), that he could destroy the Church in 100 years; Pope Leo composed the prayer to St. Michael and inserted it into the Rituale Romanum. Here is the key passage:
Ecco la Chiesa, Sposa dell’Agnello Immacolato, saturata di amarezza e abbeverata di veleno da nemici molto astuti; essi hanno posato le loro empie mani su tutto ciò che c’è di più sacro. Laddove fu istituita la sede del beato Pietro e la cattedra della Verità, là hanno posto il trono della loro abominazione nell’empietà; in modo che colpito il pastore, il gregge possa essere disperso.
Ecclesiam, Agni immaculati sponsam, faverrrimi hostes repleverunt amaritudinibus, inebriarunt absinthio; ad omnia desiderabilia ejus impias miserunt manus. Ubi sedes beatissimi Petri et Cathedra veritatis ad lucem gentium constituta est, ibi thronum posuerunt abominationis et impietatis suæ; ut percusso Pastore, et gregem disperdere valeant.
Translation of the Italian version:
Behold the Church, saturated with bitterness and watered with the poison of most astute enemies; they have laid their wicked hands on all that is most sacred. There where the seat of the blessed Peter and the Chair of the Truth was established , there they have raised the throne of their ungodly abomination, so that the shepherd being struck, the sheep may be dispersed.
Translation of the Latin version:
Behold the Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, filled with bitterness and inebriated with gall by the most crafty enemies; who have laid impious hands on all that is most sacred. Where the See of the most blessed Peter and the Chair of the truth, was constituted as the light of the nations, there they have set up the throne of their abominable impiety, so that the shepherd being struck, the sheep may be dispersed.
Fundamentalist "Catholics" think such a prophecy violates the indefectibility and visibility of the Church. They err by making an overly strict application of literalism in their interpretation of dogma that contradicts scripture, the Fathers, and the common belief of Catholics through the ages.
So many ignorant and cowardly "Catholics" would bow down in obedience to the devil, if he were clad in a white cassock; rather than apply some basic common sense in their judgment of conscience.
These are the kind of people who are too cowardly to make a judgment of conscience; and prefer to blindly follow an authority figure. They will pay for their sinful, cowardly fear with hell fire -- because what ultimately determines whether one will be saved or damned is how they made the proper judgments of conscience. One can seek to inform one's conscience on the advice of another, but ultimately the law of God demands that we make a judgment of conscience and follow it. Those who deceive themselves by saying, "Who am I to judge?", damn themselves. You cannot say, "this is for a future pope to judge", while the vicar of Satan dressed in white cassock demands your submission, and the law of God demands you reject him.
The eminent scripture scholar, Fr. E. Sylvester Berry writes on the Apocalypse:
"“The dragon is seen in heaven which is here a symbol of the Church, the kingdom of heaven on earth. This indicates that the first troubles of those days will be inaugurated within the Church by apostate bishops, priests, and peoples, — the stars dragged down by the tail of the dragon “ . . . The dragon stands before the woman, ready to devour the child that is brought forth. In other words, the powers of hell seek by all means to destroy the Pope elected in those days."
Fr. Berry continues: "The ‘mystery of iniquity’ gradually developing through the centuries, cannot be fully consummated while the power of the Papacy endures, but now he that ‘withholdeth is taken out of the way.’ During the interregnum ‘that wicked one shall be revealed’ in his fury against the Church.” "It is a matter of history that the most disastrous periods for the Church were times when the Papal throne was vacant, or when anti-popes contended with the legitimate head of the Church. Thus also shall it be in those evil days to come."
“ . . . Our Divine Savior has a representative on earth in the person of the Pope upon whom He has conferred full powers to teach and govern. Likewise, Antichrist will have his representative in the false prophet who will be endowed with the plenitude of satanic powers to deceive the nations. “ . . . As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the prophet will probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy of the papal throne . . .
“ . . . The ‘abomination of desolation’ has been wrought in many Catholic churches by heretics and apostates who have broken altars, scattered relics of martyrs and desecrated the Blessed Sacrament. At the time of the French Revolution a lewd woman was seated upon the altar of the cathedral in Paris and worshipped as the goddess of reason. Such things but faintly foreshadow the abominations that will desecrate churches in those sorrowful days when Antichrist will seat himself at the altar to be adored as God." ". . .Antichrist and his prophet will introduce ceremonies to imitate the Sacraments of the Church. In fact there will be a complete organization - a church of Satan set up in opposition to the Church of Christ. Satan will assume the part of God the Father; Antichrist will be honored as Savior, and his prophet will usurp the role of Pope. Their ceremonies will counterfeit the Sacraments . . .” Published in 1921 by Father E. Sylvester Berry in, The Apocalypse of St. John.
S. Hieronymus: “Abominatio desolationis intelligi potest et omne dogma perversum: quod cum viderimus stare in loco sancto, hoc est in Ecclesia.”
Liber IV, Com ment. in cap. XXIV Matthei.
Fr. Kramer: Ecclesiastical FreeMasonry