Monday, June 02, 2008

Signs of the times...

Leader of Gobbi movement explains prophecies and foresees anti-christ

by Michael H. Brown

We called Father Albert G. Roux, national director for the Marian Movement of Priests, for a story we'll be carrying Wednesday on the prophecies of another priest, Italian locutionist Stefano Gobbi (whose literature the Marian Movement distributes), and Father Roux made some remarkable comments. Among them was his speculation about the anti-christ. Father Roux believes the "man of iniquity" will enter the scene only after the death of John Paul II.

"The Blessed Mother keeps saying that when the Pope dies the Church will be projected into a dense darkness and it's going to be a great confusion, where people will be dropping out of the Church," said Father Roux of St. Francis, Maine. "There is a man of iniquity who is supposed to be entering the Church. To me that is the anti-christ and his false prophet, and my understanding is that the false prophet will be a false pope who will empty the Church of her spirituality and her doctrine, and will create the abomination of desolation by declaring that the Gospels are not historical and that the divinity of Christ is questionable and the Eucharist is just a symbol. Then he's going to raise the anti-christ, which is going to happen before Jesus's return."

Many who follow Father Gobbi believe that such apocalyptic events will conclude by the end of the year, but Father Roux said this is unlikely, since much must occur leading up to it. He said Gobbi's prophecy that the "triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart" would occur by the year 2000 pertained not to apocalyptic events but to completion of the Virgin's spiritual preparation for events that will occur in the future.

For those of you who aren't Catholic or aren't familiar with Father Gobbi, he's a 70-year-old priest from Milan who allegedly began to receive messages from the Virgin Mary in 1972 while praying in the Chapel of the Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. The spread of his locutions (whereby a voice is heard, as opposed to a full-scale apparition) took the world by storm in the 1980s, with tens of thousands of priests joining what is known as the Marian Movement of Priests. Father Roux is in charge of the American chapter, which has nearly 4,000 clergy and 60,000 lay persons.

In 1996 Father Gobbi announced a message stating that the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart -- which many interpreted as being the end times -- would occur by the end of the millennial year.

The messages have received imprimaturs but not formal Church approval as supernatural events. Like all locutions, there are parts that have been hotly debated, which we'll discuss in the Wednesday article.

"This year the Jubilee Year indulgence seems to be a last opportunity for the great mercy and it's a time of purification," said Father Roux. "The Holy Father seems to be thinking like the messages Our Blessed Mother has been saying to Father Gobbi and he's preparing the Church for that. He is calling us to come back to the sacrament of Confession and the Holy Eucharist that will purify us and make us grow. Our Blessed Mother says that by the end of the Great Jubilee of the year 2000, which to me is Christmas, the triumph will have occurred, but we need to understand what that means. The triumph of Mary in my understanding is that whatever mission was given to her by the Father in the preparation of the people for the coming of Jesus will be practically accomplished, and the mission she has been assigned by the Father was to bring back people to Jesus, especially those who have been baptized, members of His mystical body. The anti-christ can not come on the public scene until John Paul dies. Something is holding the anti-christ from coming out and I believe this is the papacy of John Paul II. John Paul is not afraid of anyone and he would face up to the anti-christ and unmask him publicly and [the anti-christ] would lose his clout. He would be humiliated, and Satan is not about to let this happen, so he's got to wait till John Paul dies for the anti-christ to appear on the public scene."

"It's very close because we know John Paul cannot live much longer," continued Father Roux. "I think the United Nations is preparing* for the anti-christ's coming to the public scene. He's going to govern the world through the United Nations. Now is the time that Jesus is separating the goats from the sheep. What He's going to do is send Mary to advise and to send events for us to make decisions when we face them. Either we stand on the right hand of Jesus or the left hand side. When Jesus comes in glory He's going to destroy His enemies and then He's going to recreate the earthly paradise that Adam and Eve had. Those on the right hand side will go into this new promised land."

* Blair calls for religions to unite:'unite-religions'.html


John Ansley said...

Even Medjugorje is under fire by one exorcist as another (the more popular Fr. Gabrielle Amorth) defends the apparition site as a strong defense against Satan.

At the Holy Cross Cardinal Newman Society website, the MMP is under attack and those of us who accept Our Lady's messages and who are faithful to the Magisterium are being labelled "homophobic" while the movement itself is being portrayed as false. This even though the many imprimaturs given to the book by Cardinals and Bishops and the many blessings from Pope John Paul II.

These are signs that the Antichrist is very near. As Blair calls for all religions to unite, any Church or movement whic is faithful to traditional Catholic teaching from the Magisterium will be first harassed, then outlawed. Afterward, Antichrist will have those who still adhere to "divisive" orthodox teaching put to death.

It's coming. It's almost here. The Antichrist could make himself known at any time.

Alzina said...

As you so correctly noted Paul, there are forces which want to destroy the supernatural principle of Christianity and reduce it to a purely humanitarian religion which can be better blended with the other world religions into a syncretistic one-world religion led by the Antichrist. Is it just a coincidence that Tony Blair is recommending just such a religion at this very moment? What do you think?

Patricia Burns said...

The identities of the two beasts of Revelation chapter 13 will not be known until they ascend out of the bottomless pit, after it has been opened at the Fifth Trumpet, the First Woe.

The beast of Revelation 13:11 is the false prophet.

ALL persons who deny that Jesus is the Christ, who deny the Father and the Son is anti-Christ. (1 Jn.2:18, 1 Jn.2:22, 1 Jn.4:3, 2 Jn.1:7).

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Author of the self-study aid, The Book of Revelation Explained © 1982

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

“And out of the sea, in my vision, a beast came up to land, with ten horns and seven heads, and on each of its ten horns a royal diadem; and the names it bore on its heads were names of blasphemy. This beast which I saw was like a leopard, but it had bear's feet and a lion's mouth. To it the dragon gave the strength that was his, and great dominion.” (Ap. 13:12.)

Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi:

“Beloved sons, today you are gathered in cenacles of prayer to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of your heavenly Mother. From every part of the world I have called you to consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart, and you have responded with filial love and generosity. I have now formed for myself my army, with those children who have accepted my request and have listened to my voice.

The time has come when my Immaculate Heart must be glorified by the Church and by all humanity because, in these times of the apostasy, of the purification and of the great tribulation, my Immaculate Heart is the only refuge and the way which leads you to the God of salvation and of peace. Above all, my Immaculate Heart becomes today the sign of my sure victory, in the great struggle which is being fought out between the followers of the huge Red Dragon and the followers of the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

In this terrible struggle, there comes up from the sea, to the aid of the Dragon, a beast like a leopard. If the Red Dragon is Marxist atheism, the black beast is Freemasonry. The Dragon manifests himself in the force of his power; the black beast on the other hand acts in the shadow, keeps out of sight and hides himself in such a way as to enter in everywhere. He has the claws of a bear and the mouth of a lion, because he works everywhere with cunning and with the means of social communication, that is to say, through propaganda. The seven heads indicate the various Masonic lodges, which act everywhere in a subtle and dangerous way.

This black beast has ten horns and, on the horns, ten crowns, which are signs of dominion and royalty. Masonry rules and governs throughout the whole world by means of the ten horns. The horn, in the biblical world, has always been an instrument of amplification, a way of making one's voice better heard, a strong means of communication.

For this reason, God communicated his will to his people by means of ten horns which made his law known: the ten commandments. The one who accepts them and observes them walks in life along the road of the divine will, of joy and of peace. The one who does the will of the Father accepts the word of his Son and shares in the redemption accomplished by Him. Jesus gives to souls the very divine life, through grace, that He won for us through his sacrifice carried out on Calvary.

The grace of the redemption is communicated by means of the seven sacraments. With grace there becomes implanted in the soul the seeds of supernatural life which are the virtues. Among these, the most important are the three theological and the four cardinal virtues: faith, hope, charity, prudence, fortitude, justice and temperance. In the divine sun of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, these virtues germinate, grow, becomes more and more developed and thus lead the soul along the luminous way of love and of sanctity.

The aim of Masonry: blaspheming God

The task of the black beast, namely of Masonry, is that of fighting, in a subtle way, but tenaciously, to obstruct souls from traveling along this way, pointed out by the Father and the Son and lighted up by the gifts of the Spirit. In fact if the Red Dragon works to bring all humanity to do without God, to the denial of God, and therefore spreads the error of atheism, the aim of Masonry is not to deny God, but to blaspheme Him. The beast opens his mouth to utter blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, and against all those who dwell in heaven. The greatest blasphemy is that of denying the worship due to God alone by giving it to creatures and to Satan himself. This is why in these times, behind the perverse action of Freemasonry, there are being spread everywhere black masses and the satanic cult. Moreover Masonic acts, by every means, to prevent souls from being saved and thus it endeavors to bring to nothing the redemption accomplished by Christ.

If the Lord has communicated his law with the ten commandments, Freemasonry spreads everywhere, through the power of its ten horns, a law which is completely opposed to that of God.

To the commandment of the Lord: “You shall not have any other God but me,” it builds other false idols, before which many today prostrate themselves in adoration.

To the commandment : “You shall not take the name of God in vain,” it sets itself up in opposition by blaspheming God and his Christ, in many subtle and diabolical ways, even to reducing his Name indecorously to the level of a brand-name of an object of sale and of producing sacrilegious films concerning his life and his divine Person.

To the commandment: “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath Day,” it transforms the Sunday into a weekend, into a day of sports, of competitions and of entertainments.

To the commandment: “Honor your father and your mother,” it opposes a new model of family based on cohabitation, even between homosexuals.

To the commandment: “You shall not commit impure acts,” it justifies, exalts and propagates every form of impurity, even to the justification of acts against nature.

To the commandment: “You shall not kill,” it has succeeded in making abortion legal everywhere, in making euthanasia acceptable, and in causing respect due to the value of human life to all but disappear.

To the commandment: “You shall not steal,” it works to the end that theft, violence, kidnapping and robbery spread more and more.

To the commandment: “You shall not bear false witness,” it acts in such a way that the law of deceit, lying and duplicity becomes more and more propagated.

To the commandment: “You shall not covet the goods and the wife of another,” it works to corrupt in the depths of the conscience, betraying the mind and the heart of man.

In this way souls become driven along the perverse and wicked road of disobedience to the laws of the Lord, become submerged in sin and are thus prevented from receiving the gift of grace and of the life of God.

To the seven theological and cardinal virtues, which are the fruit of living in the grace of God, Freemasonry counters with the diffusion of the seven capital vices, which are the fruit of living habitually in the state of sin. To faith it opposes pride; to hope, lust; to charity, avarice; to prudence, anger; to fortitude, sloth; to justice, envy; to temperance, gluttony.

Whoever becomes a victim of the seven capital vices is gradually led to take away the worship that is due to God alone, in order to give it to false divinities, who are the very personification of all these vices. And in this consists the greatest and most horrible blasphemy. This is why on every head of the beats there is written a blasphemous name. Each Masonic lodge has the task of making a different divinity adored.

The first head bears the blasphemous name of pride, which opposes itself to the virtue of faith, and leads one to offer worship to the god of human reason and haughtiness, of technology and progress.

The second head bears the blasphemous name of lust, which opposes itself to the virtue of hope, and brings one to offer worship to the god of sexuality and of impurity.

The third head bears the blasphemous name of avarice, which opposes itself to the virtue of charity, and spreads everywhere the worship of the god of money.

The fourth head bears the blasphemous name of anger, which opposes itself to the virtue of prudence, and leads one to offer worship to the god of discord and division.

The fifth head bears the blasphemous name of sloth, which opposes itself to the virtue of fortitude, and disseminates the worship of the idol of fear of public opinion and of exploitation.

The sixth head bears the blasphemous name of envy, which opposes itself to the virtue of justice, and leads one to offer worship to the idol of violence and of war.

The seventh head beats the blasphemous name of gluttony, which opposes itself to the virtue of temperance, and leads one to offer worship to the so highly extolled idol of hedonism, of materialism and of pleasure.

The task of the Masonic lodges is that of working today, with great astuteness, to bring humanity everywhere to disdain the holy law of God, to work in open opposition to the ten commandments, and to take away the worship due to God alone in order to offer it to certain false idols which become extolled and adored by an ever increasing number of people: reason ,flesh, money, discord, domination, violence, pleasure. Thus souls are precipitated into the dark slavery of evil, of vice and of sin and, at the moment of death and of the judgment of God, into the pool of eternal fire which is hell.

Now you understand how, in these times, against the terrible and insidious attack of the black beast, namely of Masonry, my Immaculate Heart becomes your refuge and the sure road which brings you to God. In my Immaculate Heart there is delineated the tactic made use of by your heavenly Mother, to fight back against and to defeat the subtle plot made use of by the black beast.

For this reason I am training all my children to observe the ten commandments of God; to live the Gospel to the letter; to make frequent use of the sacraments, especially those of penance and eucharistic communion, as necessary helps in order to remain in the grace of God; to practice the virtues vigorously; to walk away along the path of goodness, of love, of purity and of holiness.

Thus I am making use of you, my little children who have consecrated yourselves to me, to unmask all these subtle snares which the black beast sets for you and to make futile in the end the great attack which Masonry has launched today against Christ and his Church. And in the end, especially in his greatest defeat, there will appear in all its splendor, the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.”

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that, "Throughout the ages, there have been so-called 'private' revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.

Christian faith cannot accept 'revelations' that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such 'revelations.'" (No. 67).

But the messages which Fr. Gobbi claims to have received from Our Lady do not "claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment." This is why the book, "To the Priests: Our Lady's Beloved Sons," has been granted the Imprimatur from various Bishops. For example, The Most Reverend Donald W. Montrose, D.D., Bishop of Stockton, granted the Imprimatur on February 2, 1998: stating that "There is nothing contrary to faith or morals in this manuscript."

His Excellency would not have granted the Imprimatur if he believed the manuscipt to contain heresy or error.

Likewise, Cardinal Echeverria Ruiz granted the Imprimatur in 1998, writing:

"After reading and deeply meditating the messages given by Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, I consider it a privilege not only to be able to give the Imprimatur to this edition of the book, 'To The Priests Our Lady's Beloved Sons,' but also to take this opportunity to recommend the reading of these messages. They will contribute to the spread of devotion to Our Lady."

As Catholics, we are not bound to accept private revelations, even when they are "recognized by the authority of the Church" such as the private revelation of Fatima. Of course, it would be foolish to reject Fatima since the apparition site has Church-approval and has produced so much positive fruit. We are commanded by Sacred Scripture (St. Paul) not to despise prophecy.

But to suggest that the MMP messages are heretical is unfortunate. The Imprimatur has been granted by several Bishops (and at least one Cardinal) and the MMP counts many of the Church's hierarchy among its membership.

We have to ask ourselves: Would Pope John Paul II (The Great) have blessed the Marian Movement of Priests if the messages were deemed "heretical"? Would he have celebrated Holy Mass with Fr. Gobbi so many times and not corrected or admonished him in any way?

If so, then Pope John Paul II was tolerating - and EVEN BLESSING - heresy.

Why then is the Church beginning his canonization process?


Be steadfast in all we do and emerge our heart to the Eucharistic
Heart of Jesus every moment of the days.All our acts and works will become a living prayer for salvation of souls and conversion of siners everywhere in the world
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