There are some deep rumblings of unrest within the Catholic Church, even in its higher levels. A recent conference at the Vatican is causing a stir. Some Catholics see this meeting as a bad sign.
The public was recently informed about the Fifth International Vatican Conference that was held at the Vatican on May 6-8, 2021, and it was titled “Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul. Unite to Prevent and Unite to Cure. A Global Health Care Initiative: How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health.”
And there was certainly an interesting and controversial lineup of speakers for this meeting.
Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano put out a declaration on April 21, 2021, before the meeting occurred. Vigano was obviously not impressed with the theme of the meeting or the speakers, and he had some very strong statements about this conference.
He noted that the lineup of speakers included “the infamous Anthony Fauci, whose scandalous conflicts of interest did not prevent him from taking over the management of the pandemic in the United States.” Also speaking would be Chelsea Clinton (daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton), whom Vigano claims to be “a follower of the Church of Satan and a staunch abortion advocate.” New Age guru Deepak Chopra was also scheduled, along with extremist environmentalist Jane Goodall, the CEO’s of Pfizer and Moderna (COVID 19 vaccine producers), and some Big Tech representatives, as well as a number of left-wing media persons, and others – over 100 speakers in all.
Vigano Speaks Out
But again, Archbishop Vigano was certainly not happy with this cast of characters. He apparently has a hard time understanding how the pope could bring together such a group into the Vatican.
He lashes out at the current Catholic hierarchy and he states:
“This conference… is the umpteenth scandalous confirmation of a disturbing departure of the current Hierarchy, and, in particular, its highest Roman members, from Catholic Orthodoxy. The Holy See has deliberately renounced the supernatural mission of the Church, making itself the servant of the New World Order and Masonic globalism in an antichristic counter-magisterium.”
Wow! That’s quite an indictment against his own church. Again, he comes out swinging:
“The result is the superimposition over the true Church of a sect of heretical and depraved modernists who are intent on legitimizing adultery, sodomy, abortion, euthanasia, idolatry and any perversion of the intellect and will. The true Church is now eclipsed, denied and discredited by her very pastors, betrayed even by the one who occupies the highest throne [i.e., the pope].”
The COVID Connection
Vigano is also disgusted with the image this conference was using to promote their cause. Concerning the focus of the conference on the COVID issue, Vigano stated:
“Even the image chosen to promote the conference is extremely eloquent: a close-up of Michelangelo’s fresco of creation on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, in which the hand of God the Father reaches out towards the hand of Adam, but with both hands covered by disposable surgical gloves, recalling the regulations of the new ‘health liturgy’ and implying that even the Lord Himself might spread the virus.”
Vigano calls the image “blasphemous,” and rightly so. According to Vigano, “… the COVID religion proposes the vaccine… as the only means of salvation.”
Many, many people don’t trust the vaccine and simply do not want it. Speaking personally, I find it very interesting how the far left is pushing this “cure” so hard. There is something strange about all this. Some companies are offering small gifts as incentives to take the shot. But I’ve even heard of one company that is offering a chance to win a million dollars if they get vaccinated! Why do the people need to be bribed to get such a “great cure”? Isn’t this a bit suspicious? There must be a reason for such an incredible push to take this vaccine even though there is a 99.98, or so, percent chance of survival without it. Furthermore, we don’t know the lasting effects of this medicine. Mark my word, something sinister is going on behind the push for this vaccine.
Vigano continues his critique:
“One wonders if Bergoglio’s [Pope Francis’] zeal for the dissemination of the gene serum is not also motivated by base economic reasons, as compensation for the losses suffered by the Vatican and the dioceses following the lockdown and the collapse of attendance by the faithful…”
In other words, according to Vigano, one reason the pope may be taking advantage of this opportunity in joining this globalist agenda is to recover from the recent church attendance slump where the money just wasn’t coming in as usual. Time will tell.
She Said What?
The archbishop continues his criticism of this group and he states:
“At La Salette, Our Lady [Mary] warned us: ‘Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist.’”
Lose the faith? Become the seat of the antichrist?!!! Wow! This is heavy stuff, coming from a Catholic source! And it actually lines up with biblical eschatology (end-time events)!
Pope Francis has been a very controversial pope, and many Catholics are not comfortable with his reign. And people like Archbishop Vigano are making their voices heard.
The Danger of Apostasy
Vigano also calls for “… a firm and courageous denunciation of this apostasy and its authors.”
Well, sorry, Archbishop Vigano, but the church of Rome has fallen into apostasy long, long ago. The early church of Rome was actually spiritually healthy during the period of their great persecution. But I believe that the church got into trouble in the early 300’s, ironically, when Emperor Constantine and his successors stopped the persecution and allowed (and encouraged) the church to merge with paganism. Some scholars see the typology of this particular early church “marrying” the world at this point. In fact, the word “Pergamos” (Revelation 2:12) in Greek means “married to the tower,” with the tower symbolizing power (and the world, in general). So, in Revelation, Jesus Christ rebukes that particular church (in the city of Pergamos – Revelation 2:14-16) which had metaphorically “married the world” and entangled with paganism. Many churches today are guilty of the same thing.
This archbishop (to his credit) can sense the trouble brewing concerning Pope Francis, but I truly wish he could also discern the truth concerning the many official teachings of his church that are false. Hopefully, all this uproar will cause Catholics to pause and question the leanings of their ecumenical leadership and their church’s fearful destiny (Revelation 18) in the end times. I pray to God that many Catholics see this and turn to the Bible and its true gospel.
The Roman Catholic Church never was the one true church – but not because of pedophilia, sodomy, homosexuality, rape, cover-ups or any other scandal -these were just symptoms of the real problem, which is that they rejected several key biblical principles, but mainly, they have shunned the gospel of grace, which is salvation apart from the merit of works. And that deviation from such an important doctrine has caused a slippery slope into apostasy.
But Catholics may respond by saying, “The Catholic Church is not the only church experiencing scandals, greed, ungodly leadership, etc. - Protestants can and do sometimes have the same issues.” That’s true, but they do it because they, too, deny key biblical principles. They have that in common with Catholics, and they will not escape condemnation just because they are Protestants.
Moving away from such biblical principles is always the first step toward the downfall of any church group that claims to be Christian, be it Catholic, Protestant, or otherwise (Isaiah 8:20; Hebrews 4:14).
Will the Church of Rome lose the faith, as Archbishop Vigano suggests? Indeed, it already has, and tragically, it will bring many down with it.
Don’t just blindly trust these (or any) leaders. Measure everything they say and do by the Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).