Friday, February 22, 2013
Sister Lucy Trapped Inside A “Mafia Code of Silence”
We ended the last entry by admitting that something unnerving did in fact seem to be happening around and with Sister Lucy in the lead-up to the release of the so-called Final Secret. After all, the first two parts of the Message ofFatima had been publically issued by her Bishop in 1941, and the Third Secret sent to the Holy See with instructions that it be made public in 1960. That year was chosen according to Lucy because the “Holy Mother” had revealed to her that it would then be when “the Message will appear more clear.” And lo and behold it was immediately following 1960 that Vatican II set in motion what many conservative Catholics today believe is a crisis of faith in the form of Roman heresies.
And though there could have been much more to the revelation than just a Vatican II warning, and the Secret was not released in 1960 as it was supposed to be anyway (so we may never know), when Pope John XXIII read the contents of the secret, he refused to publish it, and it remained under lock and key until it was supposedly disclosed in the year 2000. If the first two Secrets were any indication of the scope and accuracy of the Third one, they had been amazingly insightful including the “miracle of the sun” that was witnessed “by over 70,000 persons (including non-believers hoping to dispel the apparitions), whereby the sun itself [seemed to be] dislodged from its setting and performed miraculous maneuvers while emitting astonishing light displays; the end of World War I; the name of the pope who would be reigning at the beginning of World War II; the extraordinary heavenly phenomenon that would be witnessed worldwide foretelling of the beginning of World War II; the ascendance of Russia (a weak and insignificant nation in 1917) to an evil monolithic power that would afflict the world with suffering and death.”[i]
But something about the Third and Final Secret was different, a phenomenon evidently to be avoided and obfuscated at all costs by the hierarchy of Rome. At a minimum, it spoke of the apostatizing of the clergy and dogma that followed Vatican II. And yet perhaps these were simply devices to lead to something more sinister, elements so dark that it was keeping Lucy awake at night. When she finally had written down the Secret in 1944 under obedience to Rome, she had a hard time doing so because of its terrifying contents. It had taken a fresh visit from the “Holy Mother” herself to convince Lucy it was okay.
Then in the years following, she had been ordered by the Vatican to remain silent concerning its disclosure. Visits to her for hours at a time were made by Cardinal Bertone under orders from the pope during which the two of them would go over the diminutive aspects of the vision in private. This happened in 2000, again in 2001, and again in 2003. When at age ninety-seven the Carmelite nun finally passed away (2005), taking whatever secrets remained with her to the grave, her behavior at the last seemed odd to Catholics who understood Roman doctrinal “salvation” implications.
Antonio Socci comments on this, pointing out how the long visits with the aged seer were not videotaped or recorded for posterity because viewers would have seen for themselves the psychological pressure that was being exerted on the cloistered Sister. “These thoughts came back to my mind while I was reading a passage of Bertone’s book, in which the Cardinal remembers that at one point the seer was ‘irritated’, and she told him ‘I’m not going to confession!’” About this, Socci wonders, “What kind of question could Sister Lucy answer to so strongly? Maybe someone was reminding the old Sister of the ecclesiastical power, and hinting that she would ‘not get absolution’? We don’t know, because the prelate [Bertone]—who knows and remembers the Sister’s (quite tough) answer very well—says he literally ‘forgot’ what his question was.”[ii]
It appears in truth that poor Lucy was trapped inside a sinister ring ofRomanita Omertà Siciliani or “Mafia Code of Silence” imposed by Rome. Yet Socci believes the full truth of Fatima may have gotten out anyway, and based on his investigation he offers a brave theory in his book The Fourth Secret of Fatima about what actually transpired in 2000 behind the Vatican’s walls. John Vennari summarizes Socci’s shocking hypothesis this way:
Socci believes that when John Paul II decided to release the Secret, a power-struggle of sorts erupted in the Vatican. He postulates that John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger wanted to release the Secret in its entirety, but Cardinal Sodano, then Vatican Secretary of State, opposed the idea. And opposition from a Vatican Secretary of State is formidable.A compromise was reached that sadly reveals heroic virtue from none of the main players.The “Bishop dressed in white” vision, which is the four pages written by Sister Lucy would be initially revealed by Cardinal Sodano, along with his ludicrous interpretation that the Secret is nothing more than the predicted 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.At the same time, at the May 13 2000 beatification ceremony of Jacinta and Francisco, Pope John Paul II would “reveal” the other part—the most “terrifying part”—of the Secret obliquely in his sermon. It was here that John Paul II spoke on the Apocaplyse: “Another portent appeared in Heaven; behold, a great red dragon” (Apoc. 12: 3). These words from the first reading of the Mass make us think of the great struggle between good and evil, showing how, when man puts God aside, he cannot achieve happiness, but ends up destroying himself… The Message of Fatima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the “dragon” whose “tail swept down a third of the stars of Heaven, and dragged them to the earth” (Apoc. 12:4).The Fathers of the [Catholic] Church have always interpreted the stars as the clergy, and the stars swept up in the dragon’s tail indicates a great number of churchmen who would be under the influence of the devil. This was Pope John Paul II’s way of explaining that the Third Secret also predicts a great apostasy.[iii]
If Socci is correct in this analysis, Bishop Richard Nelson Williamson, an English traditionalist Catholic and member of the Society of St. Pius X who opposes changes in the Catholic Church brought on by Vatican II, may have verified his hypothesis in 2005 when he related how a priest acquaintance of his from Austria shared privately that Cardinal Ratzinger had confessed: “I have two problems on my conscience: Archbishop Lefebvre and Fatima. As to the latter, my hand was forced.” Who could have “forced” Ratzinger’s hand to go along with a false or partial statement on the final Fatima Secret? Was it pressure from the papal office, or, as Williamson questions, “Some hidden power behind both Pope and Cardinal?”[iv] If Pope John Paul II’s sermon at Fatima did in fact speak to the “terrifying part” of the Final Secret—as in the Dragon’s tail sweeping down a third of the clergy to do his bidding—we are left with the unsettling impression that at least 33 percent (Masonic marker) of the Vatican’s hierarchy are committed to a Satanic Plan.
The Warning of La Salette
Most people are probably unaware that in addition to the Secrets of Fatima, a second, most renowned Marian apparition from La Salette, France, which was approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII, revealed analogous information about a crisis of faith that would transpire within Roman Catholicism in the last days, during which Rome would become the seat of the Antichrist.
Delivered to Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud on September 19, 1846, the Secret of La Salette reads in part:
The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be wide-spread). There will be a series of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think of nothing but amusement. The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin…this will be the hour of darkness. The Church will suffer a terrible crisis… Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist… The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay.[v]
In The Plot Against The Pope; Coup dé’tat in the Conclave–1958, Gary Giuffré discusses how French Masonic influences who had infiltrated the Catholic clergy in the 1800s were working overtime to suppress and discredit the Secret of La Salette, even though its message had been officially favored by two popes. This was because at that time, prophetic references to Rome “becoming the seat of Antichrist” was forming a common eschatology among Catholic scholars like Cardinal Henry Manning (discussed elsewhere in the upcoming book Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here), Bishop Salvator Grafen Zola, and Frederick William Helle, who saw in these predictions the work of Masonically infested clergy who plotted the overthrow of the papacy and the use of the Church as a political vehicle for an occult World Order. “These kinds of details, found in the genuine, modern-day, Marian prophecies, would always generate the greatest opposition from the Church’s enemies who had infiltrated her structures,” wrote Giuffré. “For they threatened to expose the satanic plot and long-time goal of the Masonic Lodge’s agents in the Vatican, to usurp and control the papal chair.”[vi]
And it has to be remembered that the specter of infiltration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy by members of Freemasonry’s luciferian “light bearers” was a fairly well-established agenda historically, one which Pope Pius IX called the “Synagogue of Satan.” Pope Leo XIII went so far as to issue a damning encyclical (Humanum Genus) on April 20, 1884 against the efforts to invade and corrupt Roman Catholicism by Freemasons, and yet Leo’s own Secretary of State, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro was later identified as a secret Freemason of the diabolical Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) sect of whom Satanist Aleister Crowley belonged and later became leader. When Pope Leo passed away in 1903, it was widely anticipated that Rampolla would replace him as pope, and Rampolla did receive the early votes during conclave. Then something extraordinary happened, and the balloting was interrupted when Prince Jan Maurycy Paweł Puzyna de Kosielsko, a Polish Roman Catholic Cardinal from Kraków, rose on behalf of his Sovereign, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and shocked the assembly by declaring in Latin, “…officially and in the name and by the authority of Franz-Josef, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, that His Majesty, in virtue of an ancient right and privilege, pronounces the veto of exclusion against my Most Eminent Lord, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro.”[vii] This Jus Exclusivæ (“right of exclusion” or papal veto) was an ancient rule of order claimed by Catholic monarchs to veto a candidate for the papacy. “At times the right was claimed by the French monarch, the Spanish monarch, the Holy Roman Emperor, and the Emperor of Austria. These powers would make known to a papal conclave, through a crown-cardinal, that a certain candidate for election was considered objectionable as a prospective Pope.”[viii] It has since been suggested by some historians that the alert Emperor Franz Joseph knew something of Rampolla’s masonic connection and saved Rome from usurpation. It is also noteworthy that the official Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O. BAPHOMET XI° does indeed list Cardinal Rampolla among its members.[ix] But was Rampolla just one of many covert Masons? The answer to that question appears to be yes according to experts like the late Canadian naval officer, author, and popular lecturer William James Guy Carr. In addition to his accounts of wartime activity as a Navigating Submarine Officer during World War One, Carr—though a conspiracy theorist—was a noted authority on the history of the Illuminati and its connection to Freemasonry. He chronicled the movement from its founding in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt to its purported penetration of the Vatican. In 1959, Carr published The Red Fog Over America, in which he said:
Weishaupt boasted that the Illuminati would infiltrate into the Vatican and bore from within, until they left it nothing but an empty shell… Since I exposed certain events which indicate that agentur of the Illuminati have infiltrated into the Vatican, I have received a number of letters from priests who have studied in the Vatican… Those who wrote assured me that the fears I express are more than well founded. One priest informed me that the Pope was surrounded by picked “Specialists”, “Experts” and “Advisors” to such an extent that he was little better than a prisoner in his own palace. Another priest informed me of the eternal surveillance exercised over the Pope…those who maintain the surveillance…give him no freedom of action even in the privacy of his own chambers. The priest said ‘Those who exercise this surveillance are all hand-picked members of a certain order and they all come from the same institution…where Weishaupt…conspired.’”[x]
Carr’s description matches so closely to what Malachi Martin and similar priests have alleged on different occasions concerning a formidable Illuminati-Masonic group inside the Vatican that it is tempting to believe Malachi himself may have been one of Carr’s informants. But was this Illuminated council the unseen hand in Rome that “forced” Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Bertone to issue what Antonio Socci thought was astuzia inganno (cunning deception) at Fatima? And would this indicate both the current pope and his Secretary of State are clandestinely committed to, or being forced to go along with, the overarching scheme of a secret order inside the Holy See to deliverPetrus Romanus?
In the next entry our investigation begins focusing in on the shocking relationship between -- and what has been going on with -- Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal "Peter" Bertone...
Imagine logging on to your eBay account with your fingerprint. Or perhaps accessing your Facebook account via an iris scan.
It might seem a bit much for the average computer user, but it may not be that far off if an initiative is successful.
The use of biometric data as an added security measure is just one of the solutions being proposed by a consortium of firms who have come together to form the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance.
Security is a contentious issue, particularly when it comes to biometrics. While everyone accepts the need for a certain level of security to protect a person and their property, biometric methods, which include everything from fingerprints to iris scanning, is often viewed with suspicion by the public at large.
Perhaps it is the thought of being watched by multiple cameras wherever you go, or the fear that sensitive data will be leaked by those who place a lesser value on privacy. But regardless of the perceptions, it seems that companies keen to keep private data away from prying eyes are turning to such methods of authentication to ensure that only authorised users can access the information.
The latest to look at such methods are online firms who are seeking to secure the private and personal information of their users. With scams like phishing refusing to die out, and users ignoring accepted best practice in favour of convenience when choosing passwords, additional methods of authentication are being sought.
PayPal is among the founding members of FIDO, which was formally established this month after being announced in July 2012, aiming to revolutionise online authentication. The group, which also includes organisations such as Infineon technologies, Agnitio and Lenovo, is hoping to eventually replace passwords used online with more secure authentication methods.
It is aiming to create an industry-supported open protocol based on agreed standards, and the founders are already developing the specification and FIDO-compliant products. Among the technologies supported will be fingerprint scanners, and voice and facial recognition.
Trusted platform modules, USB security tokens, near field communications and one time passwords are also among the other security options being considered by the alliance as a potential way to keep hackers out and information in.
“An open standard approach such as the FIDO alliance could help to improve biometric solutions which in the future could be used to improve security online or indeed in other systems,” says security consultant Brian Honan.
PayPal and its cohorts are not the only companies to voice dissatisfaction with the humble password. Earlier this year, Google said it hoped to eventually do away with the humble password, saying it was no longer sufficient to keep users safe. It is working on a new form of authentication with a small USB key to replace it.
With FIDO, the companies are hoping it will become the industry norm, encouraging others to use it, add to it and to keep it open to future innovation.
“The internet – especially with recent rapid mobile and cloud expansion – exposes users and enterprises, more than ever before, to fraud. It’s critical to know who you’re dealing with on the internet,” said Michael Barrett, FIDO Alliance president and PayPal chief information security officer. “By giving users choice in the way they authenticate and taking an open-based approach to standards, we can make universal online authentication a reality.”
But biometrics isn’t only being considered for use by private sector companies. The technology has already found its way into everyday life, with biometric passports and visas to help with border management, and new technology being used to help with crowd control.
Accenture has been working in this area for some time. Its specialised unit has worked on large programmes such as the US visitor scheme, which includes taking the fingerprints of every traveller that crosses into the US. More recently it has been involved in its largest project to date, with India’s UID programme, which is giving a biometric ID to 1.2 billion people.
One of its innovations designed to help with managing crowds is a tool known as “face in the crowd”, which can identify faces from live videostreams and match them to a database containing thousands of images. It’s designed to match faces even under challenging lighting conditions, or from less than optimal angles, with shadows obscuring facial features for example.
At present anyone who has travelled through Heathrow Airport has seen some of this technology in action. The airport has automated passport control gates that require biometric passports to activate. The technology is set to roll out in Amsterdam soon, and it’s likely to pop up in a few more airports before long.
“That’s been quite interesting. There’s a bank of three gates in each terminal in Heathrow and more than seven million people have come through the gates since it went live,” explained Ger Daly, managing director of Accenture’s Defence Public Safety practice. “In Schiphol, they’re rolling out a much higher number of gates as part of a next generation solution.”
He believes that gaining an understanding of biometric systems is key to accepting them. “I think there’s an image there that still has to be dealt with,” he said. “I firmly believe that the technologies we’re talking about can be used to make the streets safer. If my identity is my name and address, it’s actually very easy to steal. If it’s my face, my iris, my fingerprints – that’s harder to steal. That’s not an argument that is made often enough. There are important civil liberty and data protection issues here, but it’s shining much more of a light on that.”
Systems such as these make it harder for an identity to be stolen, he argued.
Daly believes that although the application of the technology in airports shows how it can work, it is to public safety that the technology will move next. This means using the video analysis to identify potentially problematic crowds gathering, looking at crowd density and help to understand what is happening in a specific area at one point.
“It has a prevention value as well,” he said, citing the potential use of the technology on the buses to identify gang members congregating.
As police budgets shrink, being able to police smarter rather than harder will be a major driver for the technology.
“This is a place where you have got to do more with less,” Daly said.
Accenture’s technology will allow police to search the footage automatically, extract the valuable data in a far shorter time period. It is particularly useful for policing football matches, where watch lists may exist for banned supporters.
But security consultant Brian Honan warns that while biometrics can be more secure than passwords, the technology can also create a false sense of security.
“By that I mean people will assume there is a higher level of security when in reality that level of security may not be there. Unlike passwords which can be easily changed people may find it hard to change their biometrics, eg their fingerprints, should they be compromised,” he said.
“There is also the issue that some people’s biometrics may change over time as a result of aging, diseases or injury. So if they are depending on biometrics alone to provide security then those situations need to be factored into the solution.
“If implemented properly with proven and mature solutions, biometrics used in conjunction with other security mechanisms can help improve security. However, it should not be viewed as a silver bullet.”
The Irish Times
The start date for a conclave of cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI may be brought forward to earlier in March.
The reigning Pope may also take the opportunity to change the rules governing the election to clear up uncertainty about when voting can begin.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said: "The Pope is considering a Motu Proprio (decree) in the coming days ... to clarify a few specific aspects of the apostolic constitution on the conclave."
It would be up to the Pope to judge whether it was "necessary and opportune" to intervene on when the meeting to elect his own successor should begin, Father Lombardi said.White smoke rises from the Sistine chapel marks Pope Benedict's election
The current law says cardinals must wait 15 days after the papacy becomes vacant before voting, in order to allow all eligible cardinals to arrive in Rome - making March 15 the presumed start date.
That delay, however, assumes a papal death and funeral. In this case, the cardinals already know that the pontificate will end on February 28 and can get to Rome in plenty of time.
Benedict will become only the second Pope to resign of his own free will in the Roman Catholic Church's 2,000-year history.
The current version of the constitution does allow the cardinals some leeway in "interpreting doubtful or controversial points" - except for the election - as long as "a majority of cardinals agrees".
In meetings known as "congregations" starting on March 1, cardinals could therefore themselves agree to bring forward the start of the conclave.
Father Lombardi earlier had said the conclave would probably start on March 15, 16, 17, 18 or 19, stating that there was no reason to alter the current rules.
But on Saturday he signalled that some cardinals had asked for the date to be brought forward, arguing that many of them were already in Rome.
Many cardinals are to attend a final audience with the Pope on February 28, before he retires to a life of quiet contemplation initially at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo and then in a Vatican monastery.
The conclave is expected to bring together most of the world's 117 "cardinal electors" and meets in secret in the Sistine Chapel until a two-thirds majority is found in favour of a candidate to be the Pope.
Bringing forward the date of the start of the conclave would help prevent any overlap with Easter, which this year falls on March 31, and the preceding Holy Week, which begins on March 24.
WND has learned of the existence of a secret ballistic missile base in Iran’s Semnan Province to which the Islamic regime has moved missiles armed with microbial warheads.
The base, in the deserts of Semnan far from any city, has many underground tunnels connecting to the silo launching pads, according to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit.
The base’s command and control are connected to other bases in Noje, Hamdan, Shahid Doran in Shiraz and the country’s air traffic control centers in Tehran, Birjand and Bandar Abass.
Last year, the Revolutionary Guards aired footage on Iranian TV showing commanders along with a reporter travel via private jet to the base to observe a test launch of a Shahab 3 from an underground silo.
At that time, Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, claimed that by placing the ballistic missiles in underground silos, the country is preparing for asymmetrical warfare, which will allow the country to stand up to more powerful enemies. Asymmetric warfare is war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly.
Hajizadeh last September warned Israel that the Islamic regime would launch a pre-emptive attack if it felt its enemies were preparing to attack Iran.
“We cannot imagine the Zionist regime starting a war without America’s support,” he said. “Therefore, in case of a war, we will get into a war with both of them and we will certainly get into a conflict with American bases. … In that case, unpredictable and unimaginable things would happen and it could turn into a World War III.”
The regime holds one of the largest ballistic missile arsenals in the Middle East and, as reported exclusively on WND, with the help of Russian and North Korean scientists, it has developed eight microbial agents, including anthrax, plague, smallpox and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), with some of the microbes genetically altered to leave the world defenseless against such an attack.
Iran has 170 missiles targeted at Tel Aviv from underground silos, some of which are armed with biological warheads, according to another source who served in Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and who recently defected.
The first source said the Semnan ballistic missile base is surrounded by many smaller bases that provide training to the support forces from the Badr and Khatamol Anbia brigades. The base and the surrounding bases also serve as the center for the regime’s aerospace activities, including the launches of Safir missiles that successfully placed satellites into orbit. Those launches are part of the intercontinental ballistic missile program.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/found-irans-secret-ballistic-missile-base/#XxvFeEdgwEU2RhuE.99