The Worst Papacy – Good out of Evil?
On March 13th, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was raised to the Apostolic See of St. Peter in Rome. Two months later on Fatima Day, May 13th, 2013, “At the Holy Father’s personal request, Cardinal Jose Polycarp, the Patriarch of Lisbon, consecrated the pontificate of Pope Francis to Our Lady of Fatima on her feast day.”
Since then, Pope Francis has proven himself to be worthy – we write in tears – to be named among the worst popes in history. He has justly been dubbed “The Dictator Pope” by respected English historian Henry Sire, a critique which cost Mr. Sire his membership in the Knights of Malta (who had formerly contracted him to write histories of the order in English)—proving, lamentably, his whole point.
In just a few years, Pope Francis has joined the ranks of men who profaned and discredited the sacred office of Papa Romae – men like Urban VIII, Alexander VI, Julius II, John XXII, or John XII, the latter of whom was some form of Satanist, murderer, fornicator, struck down by God’s direct judgment (historians debate how exactly it happened).
But before John XII died, “despite himself,” Coulombe observes, he confirmed the charter of the Cluny Monastery.
The Cluny Monastery was what got the Church out of the First Pornocracy, called the First Crusade and created what historians call “the High Middle Ages” – that period of western Christendom that we all know and love.
God brought good out of the evil of the First Pornocracy.
After all of the destruction wrought upon souls and the Mystical Body of Christ, will Pope Francis consecrate Russia and fulfill Fatima “despite himself”? Is this how God brings good out of the Third Pornocracy?
Fulfilling Fatima – Current Status
After the shocking news out of Rome last week, the Nuncio to the United States confirmed about the Pope’s “act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” that:
The Holy Father intends to invite each Bishop… to join in this act of consecration, if possible, at an hour corresponding to 5pm Rome time [Noon US eastern standard time]. (This story broken by our friends at CFN)
The Letter specified that Pope Francis would send the text of the consecration “in the coming days.” After this, the Greek and Latin rite bishops of Ukraine made the commitment to consecrate, with the bishops of Latin America (CELAM), England, Wales, Philippines, Spain (SEC), Europe (COMECE, CCEE), Slovakia, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Australia (all according to LifeSite), Poland, Ireland, and Bishop Brislin of South Africa.
Our brethren under the regime of “errors of Russia” Communist China, if they have been able to hear the news, will no doubt join as much as they can – their Communist “Patriot” bishops notwithstanding.
Even Pope Emeritus Benedict will join the consecration of Russia:
JUST IN: #Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has confirmed to me that Benedict XVI will join in the consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary “privately from the Monastery” of Mater Ecclesiae, i.e. from his residence chapel in the Vatican. #ConsecrationofRussia pic.twitter.com/jyOYFnXKa5
— Diane Montagna (@dianemontagna) March 21, 2022
The Consecration formula was just released today, which petitions Our Lady against our hardened hearts: “O Mother, may your sorrowful plea stir our hardened hearts.”
JUST IN: #Vatican sends letter from #PopeFrancis & Act of Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to bishops. It reads: “Therefore, Mother of God & our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust & consecrate ourselves, the Church & all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/AMSasMiw4O
— Diane Montagna (@dianemontagna) March 22, 2022
This Consecration will be streamed live here and here.
Shortly before the day the Consecration announcement was made, reports appeared that the Icon of the Theotokos, Softener of Evil Hearts, in the Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Military Forces is bleeding:
Russian language news also report another icon of the Theotokos is bleeding in Ukraine, and others say such an icon, also “Softener of Evil Hearts” is bleeding or weeping in the Lipetsk region of Russia (300 miles north of Ukraine).
While this is happening, a significant earthquake hit Japan last week, and moderate tremors have been felt also in California and Ontario.
But the opulent heretics of the German schismatic synod, meanwhile, may need to brush up on which continent has war right now:
.@LifeSite reports: "According to German Catholic news outlet https://t.co/rKCURs3Fvy, Vatican officials have pressed Pope Francis to tone down the 'Eurocentric' emphasis of the consecration."
Not good 👎 https://t.co/elrSM31KB5
— Matt Gaspers (@MattGaspers) March 21, 2022
If the German heretics are behind a great deal of money flowing through the corrupt Vatican bank and polluting and producing the Third Pornocracy (as evidence has indicated for decades), the will of pope Francis to follow through with his intention might be a contest between a modern form of simony from the Rhineland and the NATO narrative in favor of the Ukrainian people. If he reverses himself under pressure as completely as he did with Traditionis Custodes, we might have every hope in Fatima’s fulfillment dashed to pieces by the pen of the Petrine Peronist in Chief.
God of Surprises?
Then again (and unfortunately for the heretics at their particular judgments) God is indeed the God of surprises. And if God actually brings about the fulfillment of Fatima by means of Pope Francis… well, look what He did with John XII.
His Excellency Bishop Schneider responded to various “dubia” about the Consecration, and shared his hopes of Russian conversion to the Mystical Body of Christ yesterday.
A few days ago I was speaking with Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute about this and he had an interesting take on it. He could see the stars aligning for another good-out-of-evil “surprise” from God:
[I]n a twist of supreme Divine Irony, Bergoglio will do this [Fatima Consecration of Russia], and is the only one who could actually obtain the cooperation of all bishops of the world.
1) He will do it for purely political reasons. Ukraine is in crisis and the recipient of Russian aggression. It would polish his image to do as the Ukrainian bishops requested.
2) The good bishops who understand the importance of this act will participate, happily.
3) The sycophantic bishops of the Left will do it to curry favor with Bergoglio.
4) Even Pope Benedict will… participate, as it would be a display of unity with the entire Church.
Therefore, Russia is consecrated by the pope, in Union with all the bishops of the world.
In short, the devil’s agents are being tricked into doing the right thing.
He went on to make this important point about Fatima, going back to the failures from Pius XI (a failure which led directly to the Second World War!):
I wonder if, in a similar respect, the pope was simply unable to do the consecration as requested, because the laity was not doing as Our Lady asked: pray the Rosary every day for the pope and the conversion of Russia, and make the five first Saturdays of reparation. Just as Sr. Lucia needed Our Lady’s grace to fulfill the command to write down the third secret, the pope also needs Our Lady’s grace to make the consecration properly.
This point, I think, is critical for us to seize upon at this moment. It’s the easiest thing in the world to blame the pope for all the problems in the Church and the world at this point. We can keep the blame going and condemn the prior pope, and his predecessor, and his predecessor… go as far back as you like.
And let’s be honest – these popes have a lot to answer for.
But blaming the pope won’t get you into heaven at your particular judgment.
As we heard in the Gospel in the first full week of Lent, Jesus Christ will condemn you to eternal damnation if you despised Him the poor and hated your brother.
What good will it do to your soul if Russia is indeed converted but your heart is hardened?
Will you escape eternal punishment without penance? Will you obtain eternal happiness without charity toward God and neighbour?
The Lord and King says solemnly to all of us right at this moment:
I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish (Lk. xiii. 3).
Therefore, brethren, whatever happens, whether Russia is converted or not, as far as we are concerned, let us be converted with all our hearts (Joel. ii. 12). Join in these actions according to the intention of Fatima for your own soul, for the souls of your brethren, for all poor sinners, and most especially for the Holy Father and all the bishops. Let us redouble our zeal for penance and the conversion of poor sinners “for many souls go to hell because they have no one to sacrifice and pray for them.”
- Join the Annunciation Novena if you haven’t already and pray His Excellency’s prayer for the Consecration – pray for our brethren in Ukraine, the conversion of Russia and the averting of God’s wrath for the sins of men (these are the intentions of Fatima).
Annunciation Novena for the Consecration of Russia
I greet you, Ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power! I greet you, Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners! pic.twitter.com/saWKSlaTPx
— OnePeterFive (@OnePeterFive) March 22, 2022
- Call your bishop and confirm he is publicly doing the Consecration at 5pm Rome time (show him the Nuncio’s orders from the United States or elsewhere).
- Attend the Consecration in your diocese and offer up penance and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on her feast day (the original date of Good Friday)
- Hear Mass for the Annunciation and receive Holy Communion in a state of grace in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the same intention for the Five First Saturdays)
- Say the Eucharistic Reparation prayer given by the Angel of Portugal at Fatima: My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love you.(3 times)
- Lead your family and friends to do the same
(If you wish, write to me to document that your diocese did the consecration and your bishop participated: editor [at] onepeterfive.com).
Fiat voluntas tua, Domine.
T. S. Flanders
Feria Tertia infra Hebd. III Temp. Quad.
Update March 23, 2022: further Russian language sources added reporting bleeding or weeping icons of the Theotokos, Softener of Evil hearts. Our source in Russia says some reports are unsubstantiated, others are more reliable. No formal investigation has been completed at this time.
 Coulombe, Vicars of Christ, 132.
 Fourth Apparition of Fatima, August 19th, 1917.
Timothy Flanders is the editor-in-chief of OnePeterFive. He is the author of City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics. His writings have appeared at OnePeterFive and Crisis, as well as in Catholic Family News. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. He holds a degree in classical languages from Grand Valley State University and has done graduate work with the Catholic University of Ukraine. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.