“Pope Francis , the Antichrist, and the Apostasy of His Reign”
The End Times as discussed in his book “ The Antichrist” by Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J. explains that in the last days only a faithful remnant shall survive, clinging to the faith and the truth in its fullness. This is the third segment in this series of Fr. Vincent Miceli’s vast and scholarly work, “The Antichrist”. (Understand why, after you read this very important segment in the series, why Fr. Vincent Miceli, a Jesuit scholar and very holy man and prophet, was cast forth from the religious order of the Jesuits after the publication of this masterpiece book on the “Antichrist” in the 1970’s!).
As we return to this masterpiece we ought to now realize the utter importance of being aware how perilous these times under Pope Francis are and how he has helped to cause with his papacy and “Amoris Laetitia” this time of the Antichrist, especially with the overt heresy and scandalo
If, indeed, these are the times of the Antichrist, the proliferation of evil in these times will be so great both within the Church and without, that very few of the faithful, only a remnant will “ survive in grace” as St. Paul states in (Rom. 9: 11.) In fact, the Lord Himself states that in the end there will be “many false prophets to lead many astray.” Consequently, one must be ever so protective of one’s faith, as advised by Our Divine Lord and St. Paul, especially in the last days, that absolutely nothing must be allowed to impair it, particularly such obvious false heretical teachings by the apostate pope and bishops and cardinals of the Catholic Church who support Francis and the heresy of “Amoris Laetitia”—which is, unfortunately, virtually 100%. Lest we forget only 4 Cardinals were brave enough and astute enough in their faith to stand up against aggressive heresy, such as “Amoris Laetitia” , namely Cardinals Caffarra, Brandmueller, Burke, and Meisner! Remember this is our immortal souls hanging in the balance!
Since the last days will be short as Christ Himself said: “In the end if I did not shorten those days, even the elect---if that were possible---would go astray, but I will shorten those days.” Much as these days will be short, so also will the times be short to save one’s soul if , indeed, these are those days and times of the Antichrist , even for souls in the Catholic Church. As we have already seen in the first and second installments (below) of Fr. Vincent Miceli’s “Antichrist”, it is the Catholic Intellectuals who have played the role of the forerunners of the Antichrist, and have helped create a spiritual wasteland”, says Fr. Miceli, “a condition of crisis and confusion within the whole Christian world, but especially with the Catholic Church. They are questioning and protesting almost everything---dogmas, morals, sacraments, liturgy, and government.” For example, the holy Sacrifice of the Mass is under grevious attack since Vatican Council II with pernicious changes to the Mass being a holy sacrifice which have been adopted for the so-called “novus ordo” or “new mass” so it is no longer holy and sacred and a “sacrifice for sin” which the Mass of the Ages or “Tridentine Mass”has been for literally 2000 years! If this Mass is holy and orthodox, why have millions and millions fallen away, 10, 000 of priest, pedophile-homosexual priests, nuns giving up the habit and brothers, bishops even and cardinals with no popes reciting in public the Tridentine Mass since Vatican II, including the current and previous popes.
This, indeed, is Francis, the most unorthodox and illegitimate of perhaps all the popes in history, for he openly besieges morals, attacks the sacraments of marriage, and the Eucharist, all at once, allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Sacred Body of Christ in spite of their living with their adulterous partner in the serious sin of adultery without any visible sign of repentance, with Confession, or annulment. All this in “Amoris Laetitia”!!!
This, above all, contradicts the liturgy of the Mass—that we should always be repentant of sins, to receive the Holy Eucharist justly i. e “ with a totally contrite and humble heart.” Simply read the Offertory of the Latin Tridentine Mass which states: “with a contrite and humble heart I make this offering so it will be acceptable”—s ays the priest to the people. Thus we see an absolutely false and unorthodox pope ruling the Catholic Church with a false and diabolical magisterium of the evil one who loves all sin and false teaching. Therefore, these blasphemous communions by overt adulterers is a sacrilege approved by Francis the so-called pope! This again is Francis and the times of the Antichrist which he has defended as pope—a full bore attack upon almost all Catholic teaching and doctrine with one stroke of the pen on his papal document and exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” –which alone as a promulgation of the papal magisterium of Francis has achieved the total deconstruction of dogma, morals, sacraments, liturgy, and government of the Church in one fell swoop.
God save us from these wicked times and this self-indulgent heretical Teilhardian Jesuit pope, hell-bent on the consummate destruction of the Deposit of the Faith and the perennial sacred Magisterium of 2000 years of the Catholic faith.
This almost supersonic speed of Francis’ attack and its utter ferocity align so perfectly with the words of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a profound and reputable Father of the Church who prophesied the precise kind of attack of the Antichrist in the last days that would be unleashed upon the Mystical Body of Christ, and the Church, in the End Times. Let us return now to the very words of Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J. in his book “The Antichrist”: “When Cyril of Jerusalem meditated on the persecution that would be perpetrated by the Antichrist against the Church, Cyril was able to compare the persecutions of his own day to what would happen in the times of the Antichrist. He predicted that the persecutions directed by the Antichrist would be the worst the world had ever known, or would ever know. And the martyrs suffering under these persecutions would be the most blessed of all martyrs. ‘’ Here is how Cyril of Jerusalem describes the scene:
“ There will be a time of affliction, such as never happened since there was a nation upon the earth till that time. The fearful monster, the great serpent, the unconquerable enemy of mankind ready to devour….. The Lord, knowing the greatness of the enemy , in mercy to the godly, says, “Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.’ However, if any person feels within himself a strong heart to wrestle with Satan, let him remain ( for I do not despair of the Church’s strength of nerve), let him remain and let him say, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?’…..But thanks be to God who has confined the greatness of that tribulation to a few days; for He says, ‘But for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened’; and the Antichrist shall reign only three and a half years—a time, times and a dividing of times…..Blessed surely he who shall then be a martyr for Christ! I consider that the martyrs of that season will be greater than all martyrs; for the former martyrs wrestled with man only, but these , in the time of the Antichrist, will battle with Satan himself in person. Persecuting emperors slaughtered the former martyrs; but they did not pretend to raise the dead, nor make show of signs and wonders; but here there will be the persuasion both of force and fraud, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Let no one at that day say in his heart, ‘What could Christ do more than this or that? By what power does this man work these things? Unless God willed it, he would not have permitted it.’ No, the Apostle warns you saying beforehand
Fr. Miceli goes on: “On the essentials concerning the prophetic history of the Antichrist and his deeds, as represented in this chapter from the writings of Sts. Irenaeus and Cyril of Jerusalem, the other Greek Fathers such as Clement of Alexandria, Athanasius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, Chrysostom, etc., all agreed. They accepted the traditional teaching on this matter that was handed down from the Apostles, even though in some minor details concerning the Antichrist prophecies , details not the subject of this study, they held diverse opinions. For all the Fathers and theologians unanimously concur in this belief as to the Antichrist’s individuality. Consequently, his personal existence and future event must be considered as an object of divine faith.”
Knowing that the existence of the Antichirst is an article of faith for the end times, let us return to Fr Vincent Miceli’s brilliant study of how this formidable evil will come to be in the world. Fr. Miceli says: “It is clear that intellectuals have awakened the world to the spirit of rebellion. Some catholic intellectuals, playing the role of forerunners of the Antichrist, have helped create a spiritual wasteland, a condition of crisis and confusion within the whole Ch
And who are we in particular talking about here?
Fr. Miceli continues with one great stroke of his pen a total condemnation of the once holy Catholic Jesuit Order of Priests and defenders of the Church and its teachings in centuries past to the effete, effeminate lovers of homosexuality and heresy of today. Witness Fordham University, a Jesuit School, that drove Chick-filet Fried Chicken off their campus because of protest from LGBT’s because they were a Christian organization. How utterly base and corrupt of this so-called order of Catholic educators and priests! Fr. Miceli declares: “One now sees Jesuits demonstrating a willingness to see Jesuits work as isolated individuals, no longer as the Company of Jesus seeking the greater glory of God in the scientific training and sanctification of youth. One reads with amazement that the goal of achieving better secular higher education goes beyond the goal for which St. Ignatius founded religious communities and their schools, college, and universities. One reads of an incredibly new dedication for Jesuits, to serve as best they can a new god—the Secular University in the Secular City. Could the Antichrist himself tempt religious men with such a mean worldly vision? And this is represented as a victory of the Society of Jesus, to have its well-trained men work as intellectual loners, competitors with lay professors, for the betterment of secularized higher education!!! Could any role be more dismal for men who have dedicated themselves to the greater glory of God and the sanctification of souls in the service of Holy Church? ‘’
Let us be unerringly clear about Fr. Miceli’s words: “In fact a specific madness of modern society is its assault on the sacred.” Realize the true meaning and import of Fr. Miceli’s words in defining this loss of the sacred with the Jesuit Order and average pew Catholics today who follow this madness from one of the premier religious orders of the Church with the Jesuits , formerly the greatest of the Catholicism’s teachers and theologians, now its total defamation with Francis a Jesuit reprobate himself on the Throne of Peter and his cohorts. Fr. Miceli continues: “It should not surprise us, then, that the modern secularized Christians, as a thinking being, has created a new Christianity. We have already observed that St .Pius X stigmatized “Modernism as the synthesis of all heresies.” Now the secularized mind, led by agnostic philosophers and theological skeptics, because it has abandoned the supernatural view of reality, looks at God and Revelation in an immanentist rather thantranscendentist manner. Hence, such a mind concocts evolutionary, immanentist explanations of God, religion, dogma, the sacraments, Scripture, the Church and its Magisterium. Thus all faith, religion and revelation is subjected to criticism by science and personal experience. Divine revelation is imperfect and, therefore, subject to continual, indefinite progress corresponding to the progress of reason.
Fr. Miceli then clarifies that first aim of these Catholic modernists, such as the Jesuits and Francis a Jesuit, is to : ‘convert the Church of Rome to modernism and then the universal Church. They insist that “the Roman Pontiff can and ought to conform with contemporary progress, liberalism and civilization. ‘ Really, like the Antichrist when he comes, they seek to create a Church in their own image and likeness—a sm
Let us be clear and most poignantly clear that Jesus Christ Himself is the supreme divine teacher of all humanity and especially the holy Catholic faith, not modern intellectuals or heretical religious orders such as the Jesuits. Their sole and only obligation as a teaching order as well as the task of all Bishops, Priests, and the Pope alike should be to teach the 2000 year old deposit of the faith in its totality of truth, not in the heretical formula of what one thinks the Church’s 2000 year tradition means to me a Jesuit today or priest or pope or bishop, but the unadulterated deposit of the faith should only be taught as Jesus Christ the supreme teacher taught unerringly to His Apostles, clearly only should they teach, accurately, and in the same meaning that Jesus Christ taught as the Divine Teacher and Son of God 2000 years ago!!!
If only to cite the vastness of this error and its utter universality in the Church today , sadly almost no priests from the pulpit today or pope or bishops teach the whole truth to their flock anymore but demur on all truths by either ignoring them totally or in part, interpreting them to their own particular whimsy, or out-rightly attack them without any compulsion:
For example who hears a word from the Catholic Pulpit these days that is thoroughly Orthodox and Roman Catholic , especially regarding the sexual sins: sodomy and pedophilia, divorce and adultery, fornication, masturbation, contraception and abortion, pornography and egregious sins of immodesty in dress, especially by modern women. Where or when do you hear this? Is this not how Our Lord and God predicted the teachers in the end would come as wolves in sheep’s clothing. Voila!!! Total silence, heretical silence, diabolical silence from the Throne of Peter, likewise throughout the Episcopate, the Cardinalate, and the Presbyterate! God forbid this demonic evil before the entire modern age descends into the fiery pit.
The Jesuits, as Fr. Miceli, explains, were once the great teachers of the Catholic Faith, but today along with Francis, their principal advocate, are, indeed, the epitomy of heresy—the worst of all sin, and the “synthesis of all heresies” along with Francis and “Amoris Laetita” . Never before has there been such an unteaching, unorthodox pope who has not once yet come out to defend any of the doctrines or teachings of the Sacred Deposit of Faith and its perennial Magisterium of 2000 years. He fails thus far to be a teaching pope, the first obligation of an orthodox Roman Catholic pope, and a adamant supporter of doctrine. In short he denigrates the sacred but upholds, defends and advocates the worldly against anything “sacred”.
Any pope, worthy of the title of orthodoxy, supports, advocates, identifies, clarifies, defends, and teaches in encyclical after encyclical the great truths of the Catholic Faith and all its Tradition without hesitation. The last pope who did this religiously, without questioning, doubting, altering, changing, modifying, qualifying the sacred Magisterium of 2000 years and its Tradition was Pope Pius XII, before the infamous Vatican Council II and its infamous adjornimento. Pope Pius XII wrote some 40 encyclicals all masterpieces of truthful teaching and respect for the Tradition of the Catholic Faith of the centuries. None of the Conciliar Popes—Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, or Francis , in spite of the magnitude of the their so-called encyclicals , exhortations, or proclamations—considered even together, have done this with the fullest respect for Tradition , by teaching in the same sense, meaning and implication the salient truths of Tradition ,throughout its 2000 years history.
And Fr. Vincent Miceli continues, in summation, “As we will notice from their doctrines, policies and spirit the mind of these Catholic intellectuals i.e. the Jesuits, is not merely secularized; it is rather desacralized and has succumbed to a sacrilegious demagoguery that would substitute for Catholicism a Christian Socialism—which Francis has already taught in his ‘love earth’ encyclical, and which is really a utopian seducer of the human spirit.”
These “New church “ Catholics, and especially here the Jesuits who are so avant- garde, have all become scandalized over the Catholic Church’s allegedly intransigent, dogmatic, authoritarian, rigid, anti-Semitic, legalistic, Constantinian, triumphant, Roman postures and policies. We have all hear these snide slogans flung against the Church as rocks for her stoning. Thus Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J. proceeds most brilliantly with the truth and ,indeed, what has happened to the Church because of such “intellectuals” as the Jesuits: “so much of the new liturgy has been drained of the numinous and the sacred. The new forms are without splendor, flattened, undifferentiated. Why was kneeling replaced by standing? Jesus Himself fell on his knees and on His Face as He prayed to His Heavenly father. Satan too knows the meaning of worship and man’s need for it.
In fact, the faithful are now confused about the Mass, the feasts of the saints, the holy seasons. Why was the Gloria, that prayer of total concentration on God’s Majesty and Goodness, restricted practically to Sundays alone, and only to those Sundays outside of Lent? Moreover, is the faith really renewed and vivified by obscuring our sense of community with the Christians of apostolic and ancient times? The new liturgy no longer draws us into the true experience of reliving the Life of Christ. We are deprived of this experience through the elimination of the hierarchy of feasts and the at random changing of the dates of famous feasts.
Then too, the new forms are the result of experimentation. But one experiments with things, with objects that one wants to analyze. Experimentation is the method of science. The wretched idolatry and vulgarity of tinkering with sacred realities has, unfortunately, penetrated the Church and produced a mediocrity-ridden liturgy, a show for spectators that distracts from the holy, frustrates intimate communion with God and trivializes, where it does not suppress, sacred actions, symbols, music and words. In reality such diminished liturgies have renewed nothing. Rather these innovations have emptied churches, dried up vocations to the priesthood and sisterhood, driven off converts and opened the doors wide to a flood of renegades. Even though valid in its essence, such a new liturgy cannot inspire for it is colorless, artificial, banal, without the odor and flavor of sanctity. A humanized and popularized, man-oriented liturgy will never produce saints. Only a divinized, God-oriented liturgy can accomplish that miracle.
“ One suspects that many priests realize the banality of the new liturgy. That is why they so often become, during the Mass and other ceremonies, actors and entertainers. They put on a show in order to gain the attention of the congregation. These comedians in chasubles preach a utopian Christianity rather than the true Christianity. Their treasure is man rather than God; their emphasis this-worldly rather than other-worldly; their goal progress rather than sanctity; their apostolate is immanent rather than transcendent ; their means to their goal is the way of revolution rather than the way of the cross; they preach a secular Church instead of the Sacred Church founded by Christ; the essence of their morality is self-assertion rather than self-denial; the Christ they present to the congregation is the Humanist Christ rather than the God-Man crucified Christ; they speak in tongues of protest rather than in tongues of fire, the fire of love flaming forth from the Holy Spirit; they genuflect before the world and stand before Christ; they work for a democratic Church instead of a hierarchic Church; they are moved by resentment and envy instead of radiating the joy of Christ.”
“ In our times, then, it is not any longer a secret that the enemies within and outside the Church want to destroy belief in the Divinity of Christ. “ Once the liturgy is humanized,’’ continues Fr. Miceli. “ Christ the center and Object of it becomes the humanist par excellence , the liberator, the revolutionary, the Marxist ushering in the millennium; he ceases to be the Divine Redeemer. We must be alerted to these shadows of the Antichrist who plot, by convincing us to abandon our sacred forms, at length to seduce us into denying the Christian faith altogether.
“As the end draws near, the Church will be subjected to a fiercer, more diabolical persecution than any previously suffered. There will be a cessation of all religious worship. “They shall take away the daily sacrifice.” Some Fathers interpret these words to mean that the Antichrist will suppress for three and a half years all public religious worship. Others remind us that the Antichrist will set up his throne within the Temple of God and will demand worship of himself from his depraved followers.
We are living in times so wicked that many nations will not allow innocent, defenseless human beings natural birth much less the opportunity to receive the grace of supernatural birth. St. Augustine finally wondered whether in the days of the Antichrist Baptism would be administered to infants of Christian parents.” St. Cyril writes: “ I fear the wars of the nations; I fear divisions among Christians; I fear hatred among brethren. But enough! God forbid that it should be fulfilled in our day ! However, let us be prepared.” And Fr. Miceli continues:
“Unfortunately, it has happened in our day; the liturgy is a sign of contradiction among Christians today; the Holy Mass that once united Christians (Catholics), with the new liturgy, fiercely divides Christians. Many Catholics, because of the dilution of the sacred in the new liturgy, and the breezy manner in which many radical priests celebrate it, cannot attend such liturgies; they find it morally impossible to have to endure the desacralized antics allowed by the liturgical storm troopers. Hence they stay away. The precursors of the Man of Sin are very effective in splitting up and dividing Christians. They are successful in dislodging many from the rock of salvation, in driving many into heresy and schism, depriving them of their Christian liberty, strength, peace and their household in Christ.”
At last let us recall the words of the great Apostle Himself who predicted these times would come upon the face of the earth much later than St. Paul’s own day, for he said: “But be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober! For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves false teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables!”
This very same darkness of the mind and weakness of the will is ever so evident in these very days within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, particularly where the virtue of purity and all of its manifestations never matters any more for none mention this true teaching from the pope to the priest on the pulpit but,instead, are totally blinded from the diabolical blindness of the end times, especially when this loss is so utterly widespread and universal and in total agreement with St. Paul’s profound prophecy of these heretical and evil times!
To be continued: J. Hughes Dunphy
“May the darkness of sin and the night of heathenism vanish before the light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace and May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of men. Amen.”