"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Wednesday, December 16, 2015




From the sixties, many rationalist and modernist authors began to openly deny the existence of the devil and to publish books on this subject. The main ones are:. Hebert Hagg (Catholic University of Tuebingen) whose first book was published in German in 1969 and was translated into Italian in 1973 by the Queriniana of Brescia Publishing under the title Liquidation Devil In 1976, the publishing house Mondadori Milan published a second book of Hagg, written in 1974, entitled The belief in the devil.

The same doctrine of non-existence of the devil was taken up in Holland by Father Schoonenberg (who later became cardinal and author of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1992) and wrote a book in 1968, which appeared in Italian with the title Angels and Devils (Brescia, 1972). In addition, an American theologian Henry Ansgar Kelly, in 1968 wrote the book translated into Italian in 1969 titled The Death of Satan (Milan, Bompieni); a psychologist at the University in Freiburg, Johannes Mischo, addressed the same issue in an article in the journal Concilium n. 3 of 1975 and finally, in 1978, Karl Lehmann and Walter Kasper (later, they will become cardinals), wrote a book published in Italian in 1983 with the title Devil, demons, possession, (Brescia, Queriniana). For a refutation of these heretical theories cf., Corrado Balducci, Devil (Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 1988, pp. 83-166).
However, beyond the proclaimed "death of the devil" Satan reigns today, more than ever, in the modern world.
Satanism in generic and specific sense
The "world" whole [1] , not as physical creature of God, but in the moral and pejorative sense of those who are in worldly or carnal spirit, opposite the angelic and divine spirit, is subjected to the devil's dilemma " Either God or me "; "Either the truth or lie." The devil is why also called "Prince of the world" (John, XII, 31;. XIV, 30) and "The god of this world (2 Cor, IV, 4.)
Satan's kingdom fighting God (Matt, XII, 26) because of man's heart squeezes the good seed of the word of God, to replace the weeds or false-grain error (Mk IV. 15); and tries to "blind the minds of those who do not believe, so they can not be enlightened by the Gospel of the glory of Christ" (2 Cor, IV, 41.). In short, Satan battle in time against the Kingdom of God, but Jesus eventually expire, definitively defeat Satan and conquer the world (Jn XVI, 33.) "Until the end of the world there will be an opposition between the "sons of God" and the "children of the devil" (Jn 44 VIII.); which meet the "devil's work" (Act XIII. 10) which are summarized in deception or seduction (John, VIII, 44;. 1 Timothy, IV, 2,. Ap XII. 9) with which, truth and justice are replaced with error and sin (Rom, I, 25;.. Iac, V, 19) " [2] .
Generically, Satanism, is the state who is subject, or even consecrated to Satan. Satanism is completely filled and impregnated by the spirit of Satan, the adversary of God and man. This broadly; specifically, the term Satanism takes three meanings: 1) rule of Satan in the world; 2nd) surrendered to Satan worship and 3rd) imitation of their revolt against God. You need to study all of these meanings to better understand Satanism.
The rule of Satan in the world
Satan's dominion in the world is revealed in the Gospels and St. Paul. This is accomplished and extends:
a) by human sin, which is contrary to the will of God;
b) by human pride or selfishness, which is opposite to infinitely true and good God [3]
c) by purely external or self-righteous law which is contrary to the true Faith, inside and enlivened by charity.
The domain of Satan in the world, an empire, representing almost a "mystical body" as described by St. Gregory the Great (Hom 16 in Evang, Moral, IV, 14...) "Surely, the devil is head all safe; and all the wicked are members of this boss. " For this, parents and doctors, have spoken of anti-church, referring to Revelation. (Rev., II, 9), which speaks of "synagogue of Satan", which is opposing the Church of Christ.
The kingdom of Christ, in fact, is in radical opposition to that of Satan; They are contrary as yes and no, good and evil, truth and error, Being and Nothingness. Their goals are the annihilation including through ongoing battle that will end only with the end of the world and the Last Judgement. St. Augustine speaks of two cities, one God and one of the devil, which are based on two opposite loves: "Love of self to the hatred of God and God's love to hate himself" (De Civit. Dei, XIV, 18).
A terrible prophecy of Pius XII
Pius XII taught that the most profound and substantial satanism is the apotheosis of the man who reduces religion to free choice and, having killed Christianity invokes two false way: the socialist collectivism and liberal individualism, which lead humanity to extermination, moral first, then physical (Radio message birthday, December 24, 1952, nn. 12-30). Sixty years later we see this terrible prophecy begins to be true.
To the east, the collectivist atheistic communism, liberalism and individualist west have almost annihilated, morally, European and Christian civilization and now, especially the second, is leading the world toward physical destruction in the Middle East. Naturalism is the instrument of Satan, "and, by purely natural goodness, the prince of this world is love men to keep them, to be sure, under its rule, that is, away from the true Church of Christ" [4] .
Satan and the "rights of man"
Today, the most dangerous victory of Satan, is that having shaken the Catholic Faith on their real existence. No less fatal, but superstition is the opposite, ie, worship rendered to Satan that "divinity" that reconciles evil and used to own personal interests (honors, riches, and pleasures).
The ancient agnostics had identified the snake Satan earthly paradise (Irenaeus, Adv Hae r, I, 24;... Tertullian, Praescr, 47), who exalted because he claimed the rights of man, revealing Adam knowledge of good and evil, teaching rebellion to God's commandments. For cainistas agnostics (. Cf. Irenaeus, ivi, I, 31) benefactors of mankind are the great rebels who fought to God: Cain, Esau, the inhabitants of Sodom and above all, Judas, who liberated humanity of Jesus. Therefore, no wonder the recent rehabilitation of the figure of Iscariot, made ​​for cinema, as well as some neo-exegetes.
Monsignor Antonino Romeo explains how: "The cult of Satan is concentrated in the black masses (...), reminiscent formulas and Masonic rites. (...) Secret cave of Satanism is certainly Freemasonry, which inherited the faith and morals of cainista agnosticism " [5] . Freemasonry, inspired by Talmudic Judaism is anti-church universal that for over two hundred years ago, plans advents political, economic and military, of which depend the vicissitudes of peoples. It is found in the history of modernity: "A policy of constant motion, which tends to uncontrollable" progress "religion of nature, and excluded, any positive religion or moral. The struggle is conducted mainly against Catholicism, dropped this, Christianity is nothing more than a symbol, or a memory " [6] . The main assumptions of Satan and preferred are anti-Christian Judaism ("You who have your father the devil," Jn., VIII, 42) which, at the same time, has inspired almost every sect, anti-Christian heresies [7 ] and revolutions that happened from 700 forward in the name of "human rights" until the "revolution" instrumentalized in the Church by the last Council.
The "titanism"
It consists of the heroic affirmation of self, she defended in its absolute autonomy. Monsignor Antonino Romeo wrote: "Even some Catholic theologians, to flatter the will or human freedom, which is no longer reflective of that divine, dare caress the" risk of sin "(...), in a pose of mortal" risk " which has many points of contact with the "titanism" Today " [8] .
Marxism, according to which "God is evil" is one of the modern forms of the revolutionary Satanism, and so is the post-modern philosophical nihilism, which would destroy the morale, the human intellect and being by participation, which returns to the Being by essence. It can be considered an expression of this "titanism" the tragic event of the Titanic, who had written blasphemy "even God sink me" and instead fell into the abyss on its maiden voyage with most of the passengers (including the musician Strauss). The pride of the owners did not foresee even the lifeboats.
The struggle of the church against satanic anti-Christ Church: Signs precursors of the antichrist
Monsignor Henri Delassus cites the Catholic doctrine on the struggle between Satan and the Church, and after abalarse by the Holy Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium, do not forsake even a brief anthology of private revelations not convicted the Church because there is nothing in them contrary to Divine Revelation. Certainly, they are not a theological perspective, but as punishable St. Paul: "There can be discarded". Here we suggest the reader to them, as mere private revelations, which serve to give a little hope at this very sad time.
Monsignor Delassus in E l problem now present (Lilla, Desclée, 2 voll, 1904 to 1905; tr. It, 1907;.. 1st rist Piacenza, Christianity, 1977;. 2nd rist Milan / Viterbo, Effedieffe, 2014. 2015) writes: "Where leads the whirlwind that carries the human race? To the feet of God or Satan's feet? (...) It is not the first time that Satan and his believe they are on the eve of triumph. (...) We are in a battle when the most decisive "(cit. Vol. 2, p.47).
Indeed, Gregory XVI in his encyclical Mirari Vos, 1832, applied to our time the words of Revelation in chapter IX on "... bottomless pit now open" (Vol. 2, p.48-49, 51) from the which come errors, depravity and demons to tempt man in the cruelest way. "The antithesis is between Christ or Antichrist and it contains the mystery of the future». (H. Delassus, cit., Vol. 2, p.52).
Also St. Pius X in his first encyclical E supremi 1904 cathedra apostolatus wonders if the Antichrist is no longer among us, as the antropolátrico character of philosophical modernity and theological modernism, as Antichrist character of S. Irenaeus taught St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Gregory the Great, Theodoret, St. John Damascene, San Anselmo, Rupert of Deutz, St. Bede the Venerable (cfr. Cornelius a Lapide, Comm. In Sacram Scripturam, volume XII, In Apocalypsim, ed. Vives, Paris 1866, p. 178).
We are currently Delassus bitterly observes: "In a state of anti-Christianity, which is necessary for the Antichrist to find acceptance in the world state" (cit, vol 2, p 59...). Wisely, remember that no one knows the precise date of his arrival, but, according to the Gospel (Lk., XII 54) when distinguish the clouds build up on us, we deduce that the rain really is probably close (cit., Vol. 2, p . 61).
Pius IX wrote that, under conditions in which humanity currently stands: "Men can not be saved rather than second, or causes, of the creatures, but for the first cause is God as struggle is so great that only he can overcome his enemies "(cit., vol.2, p.62).
A glimmer of hope in the darkness
The glorious Leo XIII in the Encyclical Praeclara (June 20, 1984) wrote: "We see in the far avenir a new order of things: the Christian solution of the social question, the end of the Lutheran and Byzantine schism that has scarred Europe the illuminating light of the Gospel to all peoples. "
In antichrétienne conjuration (Lilla, Desclée, 3 voll., 1910, pp. 852-891, 914-927) Delassus private revelations appointment confirms expectations of Leo XIII, ie those of Blessed Catherine Emmerich, of Anna Taigi Mary, of St. Bridget, of St. Hildegard, St. Catherine of Siena, Blessed Catherine of Racconigi da of S. Luigi de Montfort.
Catherine Emmerich (The antichrétienne conjuration, cit., Vol. 3rd, pp. 867-878) saw a masonry triggered in an attempt to destroy the Church through the theoretical and practical naturalism, with the corruption of ideas and morals and he saw in connection with the arrival of the Antichrist.
Especially Rome and the Vatican were attacked by evil spirits and their alternates, the Pope, surrounded by traitors was very sad, but with fabric evil, Rome was always crossed by a stream of light and grace. Blessed Emmerich speaks of a "black or dark man", who works near the Basilica of San Pedro to ruin the faithful and pastors, and also had the grace to be led in spirit by Pope Leo XII help you make the right decisions.
A similar mission was Marie Morel with Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX (cit., Vol. 3rd, pp. 878-879)
However, Emmerich also narrates his vision of restoration and triumph of the Church and its hierarchy, which had previously been disfigured by infernal maneuvers impure sect, among whom were also some priests (cit., Vol.3 ° , pp. 880-883). Good defenders of the Church also fought, but without method, as ignoring the seriousness of the situation (cit., Vol. 3rd, p.885).
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (cit., Vol. 3rd, pp. 886-890) has had the same visions and especially on sectarian game to deceive the cardinals under Pope Gregory XVI, in order to destroy the Papacy replacing it with a "new church of darkness", folding the dogmas and synchronize all faiths. Most of the clergy were seduced by the darkness. However, thanks to the help of Mary, the Church would have prevailed on them. Beata has even seen San Pedro elect his successor, after the crushing of the infernal sect that had engineered the demolition work of the Church.
A role as Emmerich (... Cit, vol 3rd, pp 892-895) decisive in the battle against anti-church would have been the Archangel Michael, just when all seemed lost, and probably about the kingdom of the Antichrist: severe, austere and holy Pope would have appeared and revived the faithful.
Delassus (... Cit, vol 3rd, pp 914-927) then cites St. Hildegard of Bingen (S. XII); S. Catherine of Siena (S XIV) which has left written that "God will purify the holy Church and resurrect the spirit of Christians with a medium that is beyond human foresight" (Bollandisti, Acta Sanctorum, 29 April); Blessed Catherine of Racconigi (S. XVI), S. Luigi de Montfort, St. Leonard of Porto Maurizio, the Venerable Mary of Agreda (S. XVII) and Elisabetta Canori Mora (S. XVIII). Everyone has seen the struggle of the "synagogue of Satan" (Ap., II, 9) against the Church of Christ, the apparent defeat of the latter, but also his triumph at the time when all seemed lost [9] .
The mystery of the Resurrection, in fact, continues, in a sense, even in the Church, Jesus has made ​​in His image: from the terrible test She emerges more glorious than before, as its history shows, from the persecutions of Nero, Diocletian and Julian the Apostate, the attempts of the French Revolution installed a new religion, to our sad times, in which many Catholics rush with their martyrdom resurrection of the mystical body of Christ.
[Translation: Fernando Suarez]
[1]   J n, I., 10; VI, 7; XV, 18; XVI, 20; XVII: 9-16; Jn, II, 16.; V, 19; Mt., XVIII, 7; Gal, VI, 14..
[2] F. Spadafora (Director), biblical Dizionario,   Rome, Studium, 3rd ed., 1963, p. 165.
[3] "The devil did not persevere in the truth because the truth was not in him" (Jn., VIII, 44).
[4] A. Stolz, mystical della Theology, tr. it., Brescia, 1940, p. 66.
[5] Voice: "Satanism" in Encyclopedia Cattolica, Vatican City, vol. X, 1953, col. 1958.
[6] A. Romeo, ibid, col. 1959.
[7] Cf. J. Meinvielle, Kabbalah progressivism, Buenos Aires, 1970, II ed., EVI, Segni (Rome), 2013.
[8] A. Romeo, ibid.
[9]   Nature of private revelations and they, theological value: Father Antonio Royo Marin teaches, with all approved theologians, that private revelations: "Do not fall in the deposit of faith. Indeed, if our faith based on public disclosure contained in Sacred Scripture and the divine / Apostolic Tradition under the control and surveillance of the Magisterium. Therefore, private revelations, regardless of their importance, do not belong to the Catholic faith. [...]. For Christians can constitute only an illusory belief, which are not required to give a sample of divine faith. When the Church approves a private revelation states simply that it contains nothing contrary to faith or morals. However reprehensible would contradict and then ridicule of this ecclesiastical trial ". (Perfezione della Christian Theology, Rome, Paoline, 1960, p 1075-1076, No. 600-601;.. Cf. S. Th II-II, qq 171-175;... St. Teresa of Avila, Life, ch . 25-30; Id, Interior Castle, Mansione sesta;. John of the Cross, out of Mount Carmel, Bk II, ch 21 to 30;.. A. Tanquerey, Compendium di ascetic and mystical theology, tr it. ., Rome, Desclée, IV ed., 1927, pp. 913-927, nn. 1490-1513).