Part 4--The Apostasy:  Its Defeat



God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ,

Our Lady of Emmitsburg,

the Doctors and Fathers of the Church,

the Saints, Mystics and Stigmatists,

the Popes and Theologians,


Mother Church


Sacred Scripture and Her Catechism

Speak about:


The Apostasy


"But when the Son of Man comes,

will He find faith on earth?" 

(Lk 18: 7-8)



The Catholic Dictionary defines "apostasy" as the total rejection by a baptized person of the Christian faith he/she once professed.


In a talk given at Chicago Heights, Illinois in November, 2008,  just after Sen. Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, but before he assumed power, Fr. Clement Machado, S.O.L.T., a well-known and experienced charismatic priest/exorcist, now specializing in the area of Spiritual Warfare, spoke about the "apostasy."


"…If you look at the signs of the apostasy, you see that most people have apostatized from the faith. That is the sign of the Antichrist.  That is the sign of the end times. 


Major apostasy on a worldwide global scale is unprecedented.  And what does "apostasy" mean?  Apostasy doesn't mean people that never believed who don't believe.  It's people who were believers who drop away from the faith.  And that is what is happening! 


If you look at the way people have left the practice of faith, the practice of religion, let alone the practice and belief in Christianity and Catholicism, let alone belief in God, it is unprecedented!  You can imagine when people leave, when Catholics fall away from the faith, do their children become Catholics?  No!  The children become nothing.  They are not even Catholics or Christians anymore.  They are not even baptized anymore; and therefore, somebody who is not baptized cannot apostatize.  Somebody apostatizes when they have already been part of the faith. 


See how 80% of people basically have apostatized from the faith, don't practice anymore; and that is a conservative estimate.  In many countries, it is even worse.  If you go to Europe, the same thing--how very few people at all practice, maybe 5%, if that.  95% apostasy, heresy!  This is the stuff of the evil one.  This isn't something that will happen in 100 or 200 or 300 years, dear friends.  It's already happening…."  (Homily, Fr. Clement Machado, SOLT, Nov. 2008)


Part 1:  Apostasy:  Its Roots and Freemasonry

Part 2:  Apostasy:  Its Forewarning through Mother Church

Part 3:  Apostasy:  Its Forewarning through Private Revelation

                                A.  13th through 19th Centuries

                                B.   20th Century to Present Day

Part 4   Apostasy:  Its Defeat



"Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones

who call out to him day and night?  Will He be slow to answer them?

I tell you, He will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.

But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

(Lk 18: 7-8)


In His Lessons to the world through Gianna Sullivan, Our Lord stresses that it is in our failure to surrender and to trust in Him we make the mistake that makes so predictable and necessary all that has been prophesied in Sacred Scripture:


Our Lord:  "Wake up, My dear ones, to the true world!  Allow the possibility to exist in your minds.  This is the way My Father has allowed My teachings to prevail for you."  (JOM, Vol IV, #15, Mar. 16, 1992) “O' you of little faith!  If you would surrender unto Me and be in My peaceful Love, tending to Me, the fruits of your life would never put you in a situation where you need to discern or take a course of action to help yourself, because I would be paving the course of your safety and happiness for you!  But you are afraid because of the changes you anticipate (which may not even happen) with which I would strike you."  (JOM, Vol IV, #38, July 24, 1992)


Our Lady of Emmitsburg knows that where she is, Satan is not far behind.  So she encourages her children not to be distracted by temptation, not to become disinterested in prayer, and to hold on tightly to faith, for without these, "self" will always raise its ugly head:


"Do not lose heart when evil's way attempts to interrupt your charitable works.  Do not allow this distraction to trouble you.  Jesus is with you, and I am by your side to lead you to His Truth….Pray with all of your hearts and do not become disinterested in prayer.  The fruit of prayer is faith.  Without faith, there is no hope."  (Public OLOE, Feb. 3, 2000)  "When children pray and have faith, it can change the world.  With all of its importance, faith alone can change the world.  Without faith, you can do nothing."  (Private OLOE, Aug. 23, 2008)  "You have a great gift from God, and that gift is Faith.  Without faith you could not hope.  All the things you do stem from believing in God.  Everything that is good comes from God.  Anything other comes from 'self.'(Private OLOE, Feb. 12, 2010)


"You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,

and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." 

(Mt 16: 18)



Pope Pius XII (1876-1958) reigned as Pope from 1939-1958.  He was active in humanitarian work with prisoners and refugees during World War II, but was criticized by some for not having done more to prevent the Holocaust.  After the war he strongly defended the persecuted Catholics in Communist countries.  In 1950 he defined the dogma of the bodily Assumption of the Virgin Mary.  Concerning the future of the Roman Catholic Church, he said:


1949  "If there should ever come a day when the physical reality of Rome were to crumble; if ever this Vatican Basilica, the symbol of the one, invincible and victorious Catholic Church, were to bury beneath its ruins the historical treasures and the sacred tombs it enshrines, even then the Church would not by that fact, be overthrown or undermined; the promise of Christ to Peter would always remain true, the Papacy would continue unchanged, as well as the one, indestructible Church founded on the Pope alive at that time."


"Thus it is:  the Eternal, in the supernatural and Christian sense, is superior to the Rome of history.  Her supernatural and eternal Truth is superior to and independent of the historic city."  (Pope Pius XII, 1949)


When Our Lady warns that the true faith will be abolished and extinguished, what she is prophesying is that the number of true Catholics will be so small that it will appear as if they have been abolished or extinguished; but as noted above, we know that the Church can never be totally extinguished, but will endure until the end of time.



"For we are the children of the saints

and look for that life which God will give to those

that never change their faith from Him."

(Tob 2:18)



The Promise of Victory

Fr. Stephano Gobbi and the Marian Movement of Priests


From 1973 to 1997 Our Lady recruited her army of priests through the Marian Movement of Priests to lead the faithful remnant into battle during the coming times of tribulation and apostasy.  The beauty of God's Plan is that by faith we know who is going to win.  An Olympic athlete can train for years and still fall short of victory; however, through our faith, our "yes" and God's Mercy, we know who will win the war:


1982:  The Church will be purified by the Blood of Jesus and by your blood, and by the fire of the Holy Spirit; and it will be totally healed of the wounds of infidelity, of hypocrisy of impiety and of apostasy.  (246 g)


1988:  In these times, in the Catholic Church, there will remain a little remnant who will be faithful to Christ, to the Gospel, and to its entire truth.  The little remnant will form a little flock, all guarded in the depths of my Immaculate Heart.  This little flock will be made up of those bishops, priests, religious and faithful who will remain strongly united to the Pope, all gathered together in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart, in an act of unceasing prayer, of continual immolation, of total offering to prepare the painful way for the second and glorious Coming of my Son Jesus.  (384 i)


1989:  Those will never fall into it (the seduction of the Adversary) who, as little children, consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and allow themselves to be carried in my motherly arms.  As of now, it will become ever clearer and clearer to the Church and to the world that the little flock which, in these years of great apostasy, will remain faithful to Jesus and to His Gospel, will be entirely protected in the motherly enclosure of my Immaculate Heart.  (398 o)  1990:  The Church will know the hour of its greatest apostasy.  The man of iniquity will penetrate into its interior and will sit in the very temple of God, while the little remnant who will remain faithful will be subjected to the greatest trials and persecutions.  Humanity will live through the moment of its great chastisement and thus will be made ready to receive the Lord Jesus who will return to you in glory.  (424 h)


1991:  There will remain faithful only that little remnant which, in these years, by accepting my motherly invitation, has let itself be enfolded in the secure refuge of my Immaculate Heart.  And it will be this little faithful remnant, prepared and formed by me, that will have the task of receiving Christ, who will return to you in glory, bringing  about in this way the beginning of the new era which awaits you.  (449 g)   1992:  The Holy City must also shine forth in the Church, purified of all its human weaknesses, set free from the stains of infidelity and apostasy, sanctified by its painful passion and its bloody immolation. Then the Church will once again be all beautiful without spot or wrinkle, in imitation of your Immaculate Mother.  In the Church, purified and completely renewed, there will shine forth in all its great power, the one and only Light of Christ which will spread by it in every part of the earth, and thus all nations will run to it, for the perfect glorification of the Most Holy Trinity.  (483 no)


1994:  Upon this Church, darkened and wounded, stricken and betrayed, I am causing the rays of love and of light from my Immaculate Heart to come down.  When there will have entered into her the man of iniquity, who will bring to fulfillment the abomination of desolation which will reach its climax in the horrible sacrilege, as the great apostasy will have spread everywhere, then my Immaculate Heart will gather together the little faithful remnant which, in suffering, in prayer and in hope, will await the return of my Son Jesus in glory. 

(520 g)


1994: A new and universal effusion of the Holy Spirit is necessary to arrive at the new times, so longed for.  It is necessary that the second Pentecost come quickly.  It can come to pass only in the spiritual cenacle of my Immaculate Heart….You are able to enter through the act of consecration to my Immaculate Heart….The Holy Spirit will then bring you to an understanding of the whole and entire truth.  The Holy Spirit will cause you to understand the times through which you are living.  The Holy Spirit will be light upon your way and will make you courageous witnesses of the Gospel in the dreadful hour of the great apostasy. (521 df)


1995:  Humanity will reach the summit of corruption and impiety of rebellion against God and of open opposition to his Law of love.  It will know the hour of its greatest chastisement, which has already been foretold to you by the prophet Zechariah  (Zec 13: 7-9)  Then this place (Fatima) will appear to all as a bright sign of my motherly presence in the supreme hour of your great tribulation.  From here my light will spread to every part of the world, and from this fount will gush the water of Divine Mercy, which will descend to irrigate the barrenness of a world, now reduced to an immense desert.  And in this, my extraordinary work of love and of salvation there will appear to all the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of her who is invoked as the "Mother of Mercy."  (539 klm)  My plan is to point out to all my children the way of faith and of hope, of love and of purity, of goodness and of holiness.  Thus, in the garden of my Immaculate Heart, I am preparing the little remnant who, in the midst of the tempestuous waves of the apostasy and the perversion, will remain faithful to Christ, to the Gospel and to the Church. ( 558 h) 



Even though Our Lord and Our Lady, in many Church-approved as well as the yet to be authenticated apparitions, have given solemn and sobering warnings concerning the apostasy which is predicted in Sacred Scripture, so too do they bring a message of hope to that remnant who remain faithful through the coming trial:


Venerable Mother Mary of Agreda  (1602-1665)

Nun, Mystic, Prophet, Incorrupt


Mother Mary of Agreda authored the "Mystical City of God, the Divine History and Life of the Virgin Mother of God,"  (Imprimatur, Spanish edition, 1902; English translation, 1949)


"It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God, all heresies will disappear.  This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother….Before the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith."  (Mother Mary of Agreda, 17th century, Spain)


Our Lady of Good Success

(Quito, Ecuador, 1641)


"But they (faithful priests), like firm columns, will remain unswerving and will confront everything with a Spirit of humility and sacrifice with which they will be vested, by virtues of the infinite merits of my most Holy Son, Who will love them in the innermost fibers of His Most Holy and Tender Heart."  (Our Lady to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, Feb. 2, 1634)


"Then I, in a marvelous way, will dethrone the proud and cursed Satan, trampling him under my feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss.  Thus, the Church and country will finally be free of his cruel tyranny….Then, joyful and triumphant, like a tender child, the Church will be reborn."  (Our Lady to Mother Mariana before her death)


Our Lady of LaSalette

(La Salette, France, 1846)


"Eventually water and fire will cleanse the earth and the works of human pride will be destroyed and all will be renewed.  Then will all serve God and glorify Him."


"The new kings will be on the right hand of the Church which will grow strong, and which will be humble, pious, poor, zealous, and followers of virtues."


"Everywhere the Gospel will be preached, people will make great progress in the Faith; and there will be unity among the labors of Jesus Christ, and people will live in the fear of God." 


"Jesus will be served, adored and glorified.  Everywhere love of neighbor will begin to flourish."  (Our Lady to Melanie Calvat, 1846)


St. John Vianney

(Ars, France,1815-1859)

Patron Saint of Parish Priests


St. John Vianney was a priest, confessor, mystic and saint whose zeal for mortification and for the conversion of sinners led him to spend up to 16 hours a day in the confessional.  Because of this, he is known as the "Patron of Parish Priests."  He also saw what the future held for his beloved Church:


"They will imprison very many persons, and will be guilty of more massacres.  They will attempt to kill all priests and all religious.  But this shall not last long.  People will imagine that all is lost; but the good God shall save all….Religion shall flourish again better than ever before."  (St. John Vianney, The Christian Trumpet)


Blessed Catherine Anne Emmerich, 

(Germany, 1774-1824)

The Church shall be Victorious!


"I was in such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all my might, imploring His Mercy.  He said, among other things, that this translation of the Church from one place to another meant that she would seem to be in complete decline.  But she would rise again; even if there remained but one Catholic, the Church would conquer again because she does not rest on human counsels and intelligence.


"When the Church had been for the most part destroyed by the secret sect (Freemasonry), and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the beast.  There, they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with Child because she walked slowly.  At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward.  It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down toward the altar, her head touching the ground.  Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking flight towards the sea again and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest confusion.  Then, I saw in the distance great legions approaching.  In the foreground I saw a Man on a white horse.  Prisoners were set free and joined them.  All enemies were pursued.  Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before."  (Blessed Catherine Anne Emmerich, ~1820)



Our Lady of Fatima

(1917, Fatima Portugal)


"In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!"

(Our Lady of Fatima to Lucia, July 13, 1917)



The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

(Budapest, Hungary, 1961-1985)

Elizabeth  Kindelmann


The New Pentecost

Jesus:  "I could compare this torrential flood to the first Pentecost.  It will submerge the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit.  All mankind will take heed at the time of this great miracle….The world, darkened already by the lack of faith, will undergo formidable tremors and then people will believe!  These jolts will give rise to a new world by the power of faith.  Trust, confirmed by faith, will take root in souls and the face of the earth will thus be renewed….This renewing of the earth, tested by suffering, will take place through the power and the imploring force of the Blessed Virgin!"  (Jesus to E. Kindelmann)


BVM 1975:  ''I grant to all of you the grace to be able to see the success of your effort--with regard to the diffusion of My Flame of Love--as well as in each heart taken individually, as well as in your country and the whole world.  You, who toil and make sacrifices, you will see that My Flame of Love will submerge very soon the whole humanity."  (Our Lady to E. Kindelmann)




Our Lady of Akita



Our Lady:  Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary.  I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach.  Those who place their confidence in me will be saved."  (Akita, Japan, Oct. 13, 1973)



Betania, Venezuela (1976-1990)


In a series of 31 public apparitions of Our Lady, she came as "Reconciler of All People."  Numerous prophecies were given to mystic and stigmatist Maria Esperanza Bianchini, who delivered words from Heaven to the faithful of the world.  The apparitions were approved by the Roman Catholic Church after 10 years of investigation, in 1987.  In an interview with Drew Mariani and recorded in the book, the Bridge to Heaven, Maria  Esperanza said:



"Unity is urgent….This Church is holy, immaculate, perfect, but the men in it can be imperfect, sinners with weaknesses.  Yet no one can destroy it.  But they're going to try to destroy it.  They're going to attack the Church, attacking the priests to make them weak.  That's why I ask you to pray for the priests….


"The Rosary is the way. We have to begin to do this so we can overcome negative force that comes near us.  Now is the time of meditation, reflection and especially of union--true union with her Divine Son….The heavenly hurricane will come to help the weak ones, a battalion led by St. Michael the Archangel, who will defend you because he will announce the decisive time, and he will be open to listen to the drums, flutes and bells, able to stand quickly to fight with the prayer of the Magnificat….Something is coming, the hour of terrible things during which confused humanity will not find refuge in the human earthly heart,  (a time) with much sickness and pain, as well as the moral crisis and mankind's purification….Little by little man will begin to understand the order of the mystical world and in this way everything will become full of green and hope--with the sweet glance of Mary working through the Holy Spirit and with the Father who lives and reigns forever and ever, world without end."  (Interview of Maria Esperanza by Drew Mariana, recorded in The Bridge to Heaven)



Yes, there will be trials!  Yes, there will be tribulations!  Yes, there will be an apostasy in the Church and in the world!  Yes, there will be a great chastisement!  But yes, there will be a new tomorrow!  Our Lady of Emmitsburg reminds us of what she has previously told us about that new tomorrow: 


“Look to this new tomorrow.  Know that it is my Son, the Child Jesus, Who was born in my womb in the purity of the Holy Spirit, Who was brought forth into a cradle, Who now is the Salvific Savor, Who was crucified and died on the Cross for you, and Who is again coming forth in this 'spiritual' Eucharistic Reign.  In this emergence of Life itself is your safety and your protection.”  (Private OLOE, Jan 12, 2003)  The world may think that the next coming of Jesus will be the Final Judgment of the Risen lord; and yes, at the end of the world it will be the Final Coming of the Risen Lord.  However, no matter who would like to think otherwise, my Son as the Child Jesus is coming in an intermediate coming where He will be there and reign.  There is no way that there can be Peace in the new springtime of grace, with the hope for the new tomorrow and an Era of Peace, without first the coming of the Child Jesus; because humanity must first return to humility, simplicity, dependency and innocence.”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 28, 2003)  “I thank you in advance for all your good works, for all that you do to uphold me here at the Center of my most Immaculate Heart, where my Son is, and where the unveiling of His Divine Mercy truly shall commence.  Yes, my Son, as He rose on the day of His Ascension, will come back in the same way at the end of time.  However, He shall also return, but the world has not yet acknowledged it, in an intermediate way, as my Son the Child—all pure, innocent and honest, alive and hidden in the Eucharist, totally dependent on God the Father, as you too are invited to be.”  (Private OLOE, May 20, 2004)


"After this I had a vision of a great multitude,

which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. 

They stood before the throne and before the Lamb wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands….He (an elder) said to me,

'These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;

they have washed their robes and made them white

in the Blood of the Lamb.'" 

(Rev 7: 9, 14)


“In this new tomorrow, I encourage you to look to my Son in the Most Holy Eucharist.  The Eucharistic Reign is one in which my Son comes to you.  Without Him you are nothing….O’ how much you should focus on Him!...You can pass off the signs of the times and the man-made catastrophic events, but you cannot pass off what is from God.  God allows things to happen, and all things are possible with God.  The most precious gift you have is my Son in the Most Blessed and Holy Eucharist; and I, His Mother, am right by His side.” (Private OLOE, Jan. 1, 2004)  “You have been invited to participate, to pray, to be well prepared and to look forward to a new tomorrow, to be well versed in what you can say about the Eucharistic Reign of my Son….Jesus is alive and He reigns; and you are invited to be the lighthouse to guide all people into His Living Heart, to warn them of the reefs, to allow them to know that He loves them, and to prepare them for this unveiling of His Divine Mercy.”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 24, 2003)



From December 2005 through December 2008, God the Father provided to the world His "Words" through His messenger, Gianna Talone Sullivan.  It is only fitting the Eternal Father have the closing words to his children, so many of whom have such "little faith":


"I have given you very much--My most treasured Son, the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you, and the most pure and Immaculate Mother, Mary.  To what extent will you desecrate her, only to go ahead and lift up your own self?  It would be most wise and prudent for you to look to her and learn, O' you of little faith.  Learn from her conviction, her devotion, her meekness, her kindness, her fidelity and loyalty to God at all costs, living in Truth….Your time, as you know it, is limited; for the body only survives so long.  The soul will have to answer, and yet cries out for Justice….For you who have eyes to see and ears to hear, this is for you to behold!"  (GTF, Sept. 8, 2008)


"What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?

Or what can one give in exchange for his life?

For the Son of Man will come with his angels in His Father's glory,

and then He will repay everyone according to his conduct.

Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here

who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom."

(Mt. 16: 26-28)




End of Apostasy, Part 4