The End of Days or the End of Catholic Daze?
By Vinnie Nauheimer
What if all the prophecies about Benedict XVI being the next to last pope are true, but not for the universal reason everyone suspects? Suppose fulfillment of the prophecies doesn’t mean the end of the world, but instead means the end of a centuries old corrupt Vatican reign? The recent sordid revelations bursting forth from the Vatican will hasten the end of days for the hierarchy and the end of daze for millions of Catholics.
Prophecies from Malachy to Fatima and every one in between, including the rarely mentioned prophecy of a Japanese nun from Akita, Japan, Sister Sasagawa have predicted the end of days. However, Sister Sasagawa quoting the Blessed Virgin has a prophecy that has hit the bulls eye, with no interpretation needed, that describes current Vatican events. She said she was told, “The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops.” It wouldn’t stretch anybody’s mind (except maybe a bishop’s) to believe that the Blessed Mother was prophesying the scenario currently surrounding Benedict’s resignation.
My personal favorite prophecy is from her son, Jesus: Luke 12:1-3
He began to say unto his disciples first of all, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees (Hierarchy), which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”
Is there anything more compelling than the fulfillment of Jesus’ own prophecy? Is there anyone out there that doesn’t or can’t see the hand of the Holy Spirit moving to cleanse his church? (Present hierarchy excluded) How many times was Jesus pressed for miracles? How many Doubting Thomases’ are there? How much more proof is needed? Survivors of sexual abuse, mere men and women, took on a two thousand year old church with more money and power than most global corporations and they brought the church to its knees. Could that have happened without divine assistance?
Roger Cardinal Mahony spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lawyers, PR firms and hush money. One might say he did everything humanly possible to prevent the diocesan records from being made public, but in the end all his money and power were spent in vain. Over 12,000 pages of documents outlining what many consider criminal behavior, which is the antithesis of what Jesus preached on earth, were released. In Philadelphia a monsignor sits in prison because his cardinal boss died before he could be indicted. In Kansas City a bishop was convicted of failing to notify authorities about a priest he knew was taking lurid pictures of little children! “Words that have been spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light!”
The prophecy of Jesus is reverberating through the Vatican. “That which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” The closeted words are now global headlines! The dam is showing strain and the once impenetrable wall of red cloaks is cracking. Vati-leaks, Swiss guards killed, the butler done it, money laundering, mob connections, power plays, Cardinal Mahony silenced, the pope’ resignation and now we read there is a homosexual contingent in the Vatican. Well bowl me over with a feather boa! Homosexuals in the Vatican! That’s about as surprising as finding sand in your shoes after a day on the beach. The difference is; is what has been known for a long time has been very publicly shouted from the housetops!
The gates are opened with more to come as sharks, smelling blood in a sea of red, jockey for the pole position in the race for the white hat. In addition to outing the homosexual contingent this past week, other notable cracks have come from: Cardinal Zen who has said that the Vatican should have taken a tougher stand on the Chinese government. While he, in the past, has spoken out against the government of China, he has never before broken ranks and spoke out against the Vatican’s lack of action. Then there is Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who heads the Church of Scotland. He laid down a very public anti-Vatican bombshell when he said that priests should be given the option of getting married. This is in direct opposition to Benedict who in April of last year slammed priests who favored removing the requirement of celibacy and in 2010 sent a letter to seminarians world-wide extolling the virtues of celibacy. More interesting is the lack of a public Vatican reprimand for O’Brien. Rome is too busy countering the “homosexual contingent” to even bother with Cardinal O’Brien. O’Brien is a man who knows how to time his contradictions to papal policy. End of Daze?
The glue of secrecy appears to be drying up and with it the adherence to the “Don’t say anything in opposition oath.” Maybe there are a few non-delusional, selfless cardinals left in the church; Men who realize its “do or die time,” time to take a stand and give the church the cleansing and overhaul it needs to make it a spiritual rather than a power based entity. If they don’t, their dwindling church will shrink to the level of a historical monument. The Vatican claim of having over one billion Catholics worldwide is both laughable and pathetic. The statement should read, “Over one billion baptized” The idea that there are over a billion practicing Catholics in the world is as ludicrous as saying there is no evil residing in the Vatican. Under the last two pontiffs, the number of practicing Catholics in Europe and the United States has dropped dramatically. More important to the Vatican, is the coinciding drop in revenue. Tentacles will have to be lopped off and no cardinal wants it to be their arm of the Vatican. Red hats are seeing red and are prepared to do what they have to do to survive.
If the above isn’t proof enough of the coming end, consider the youth. The largest numbers of non-practicing Catholics come from the under thirty group. The Vatican knows they have no way of replacing the Cradle to Grave Catholics as they age out along with the priests who serve them. In Ireland, former priest exporter extraordinaire to the world, the Church ran a multi-million dollar, multi media campaign last year. This very expensive effort garnered a mere twelve vocations. Without fresh blood or a miracle, the days of the Vatican led church are certainly numbered.
It is a safe bet that the Vatican financial people have already projected the numbers and know within a couple of years when the end of days will occur. Business as usual will only hasten both the end of daze and their end of days. Stay tuned and remember Mary’s words to the good sister, "the work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops.” Stay tuned!