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The Antichrist

by Charles Martel

Cardinal Ratzinger tells us he has read the Third Secret of Fatima and he tells us it refers to the last times. He furthermore tells us the Third Secret is contained in Sacred Scripture.

Brother Michael demonstrates from all the facts known about the Third Secret that it is a prophecy that started to be realized in 1960 and that we continue today to live through that time prophesied in it.

To help you understand the implications of these discoveries we publish here below Charles Martel's article. It is abbreviated from an article he published in the newspaper Catholic. For more information about the Third Secret read our FREE booklet, The Secret of Fatima Revealed.

"In The Antichrist, Father Vincent P. Miceli attempts to relate the prophecy of the Antichrist to the major disaster of our times - the nightmare, admitted by all now, of the world wide collapse of Christianity. Three modern Popes, Pius X, Paul VI and John Paul II, have speculated on the possible presence among us of the 'man of sin'...Has Saint Paul's prophecy concerning the coming of the 'general apostasy' as a prelude to the lawless one's arrival, been fulfilled in our generation?"(1)

The Apostasy

The apostasy is referred to in many Old Testament prophecies, e.g.: "For behold the Lord will visit the iniquity of the inhabitants of the earth." (Isaiah 26:21).

"And the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, shall a curse devour the earth...and few men shall be left." (Isaiah 24:5-6)

"Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; behold evil shall go forth from nation to nation and a great whirlwind shall go forth from the ends of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be...from one end of the earth to the other. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee nor the leaders of the flock to save themselves. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a howling of the principal of the flock." (Jeremias 25:35-36)

Our Lady at Fatima alluded to a great loss of Faith when She said: "But in Portugal the Dogma of Faith will always be preserved."

Additionally, numerous Fatima experts including Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity, Father Alonso, official archivist of Fatima, and Bishop Cosme do Amaral of Leiria either know, or accept, or have presented convincing evidence that the Third Secret refers to the Great Apostasy.(2)

And obviously, the evidence before our eyes, in the Church and in the world confirms this. This is the Great Apostasy!

Such an apostasy is referred to by Saint Paul, and it is accompanied by a 'man of sin'.

"Let no one deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped so that he sitteth in the temple of God shewing himself as if he were God." (II.Thessalonians 2:3-4)

The Mass

Saint Paul refers to something which restrains the arrival of the 'man of sin', but that when removed, permits his advent.

"And now you know what withholdeth that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth do hold until he be taken out of the way and then that wicked one shall be revealed." (II Thessalonians 2:6-8)

This clause indicates something blocking the wicked one's arrival, first by referring to it as a thing and then as a person.

If this is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, then the wicked one is revealed at the height of the apostasy, a time when the Mass fails universally, i.e. the 300,000 daily Masses, the Continual Sacrifice, or as the Prophet Daniel states:

"The victim and the sacrifice shall fail, and there shall be in the Temple the abomination unto desolation." (Daniel 9:27)

or again:

"And they shall defile the sanctuary of strength and shall take away the continual sacrifice: and they shall place there the abomination unto desolation." (Daniel 11:31)

Interestingly, Saint Alphonsus Ligouri writes:

"The devil has always managed to get rid of the Mass by means of the heretics making them the precursors of the Antichrist who, above all else, will manage to abolish, and in fact will succeed in abolishing as a punishment for the sins of men, the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar, precisely as Daniel predicted."3

Sr. Lucia has disclosed that Our Lady offered the Rosary and Herself as the last and only anchor of salvation.

"Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons:

"The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also from now on, we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.

"The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself, that God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others."

"The third reason is because in the plans of Divine providence, God always before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, then...He offers us with `certain fear the last means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother. It is with 'certain fear' because if you despise and repulse this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost."(4)

Why did our Lady offer the Holy Rosary and Herself, and not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Obviously She foresaw the failure of the Continual Sacrifice, as appears to be the present case.

The Antichrist

The apostasy is evident. When the continual nature of the Holy Sacrifice fails, the man of sin, son of perdition, abomination of desolation, Beast of the Apocalypse, or Antichrist, as the Fathers agree, is one and the same, then he appears.

The Enemy

Military intelligence staff gain much valuable information by studying the enemy's organization and tactics. Not surprisingly, the diminished restraining effect of the Holy Sacrifice permits the enemy forces to come out of their lurking places and openly enter the battlefield. Let us briefly examine these forces.

New Age Movement

The heart of the New Age Movement is old fashioned Hindu occultism which embodies the ancient lie of the serpent right out of the Garden of Eden. New Agers are promised 'Godhood' and to achieve this, they must undergo 'mass planetary initiation'.(5)

The range, scope and influence of the New Age Movement is world-wide and truly awesome. They range across all levels of income and education: school teachers, office workers, scientists, government officials, law makers, artists, millionaires, taxi drivers, celebrities, leaders in medicine, education, law psychology etc.(3)

Their stated goals are:

  • To usher in a New World Order,
  • To launch a New World Religion,
  • To bring for the New Age a christ,
  • To pay universal honor and homage to lucifer (their light-bearer).(6)

Their strength and influence has increased alarmingly in recent years and they now openly and publicly proclaim the coming of the New Age christ of Lord Maitreya.

Students of this subject will gain further information from a precis by Brother Joseph O.C.5 and from the film, 'Gods of the New Age'.(6)

Global Forum

A similar and related organization is the Global Forum, organised to:

  • Bring together religious and political leaders
  • to work for international co-operation and peace.
  • Bring in a New Age
  • Solve mankind's problems.

The Wanderer stated on January 25, 1989, that the Global Forum has "very high powered folks associated with it." The article continued: "It was our expressed view that if the Antichrist was living among us today, an actual living, breathing being, the Global Forum looked like exactly the kind of operation that would advance his interests."

The Satanists

Satanic activity has reached plague proportions as the following random figures demonstrate:

  • More than 750 satanic covens, bookstores and the like exist in the USA today,
  • One in five of the murders in Western Europe is attributed by criminologists as the work of satanists,
  • Eighty-five percent of school children in West Germany have been exposed to satanic activity,
  • The Sorcerers Apprentice Bookstore in Leeds, England services an estimated 40,000 satanists and satanic 'fellow-travellers' in 66 countries on every continent,
  • Satanic cults such as Ordo Templi Orenitis and Wicca have conducted a vigorous recruiting drive, targeted at youth, over the past two years.

Not surprisingly, satanic literature is presently proclaiming the Coming of the Antichrist. What are the relative strengths of the opposing forces?

The Catholic Church(7)

The Church is in a shambles, sacramentally, theologically, missiologically, politically, and devotionally. She is characterised by:

  • Open rebellion against authority,
  • Enthusiasm for abortion, contraception, divorce, etc.,
  • Addition of many clerics to Marxism,
  • Presence of un-Catholic teachers in seminaries and universities,
  • Widespread and well organized homosexual network,
  • Acceptance of New Age belief as the latest of ecumenism.

Satan's Forces

Saint Louis de Montfort describes these forces as "the children of Belial, the slaves of satan, the friends of the world (for it is the same thing)."(8)

They are highly motivated, well organized, enjoy unlimited funds, and seem immune to attack (for the present). Their mission is clear: to destroy the Catholic Church and lead all souls to hell.

Suffering from immense pride as their father, the father of lies, does, they now boldly proclaim the coming of their leader. They tell us that:

  • Christians await the Second Coming of Christ,
  • Jews await the Messiah,
  • Buddhists await Buddha,
  • Hindus await Krishna,
  • Moslems await Iman Mahdi.

"He's Back!"

What conclusions can be reached regarding the recent cover story titled 'He's Back' which appeared in Harper's and in Australia, in The Bulletin magazine? This major item asked how the professionals of the modern media would manage the western world's "most anticipated re-appearance - The Second Coming of Jesus Christ as predicted in the Book of Jesus Christ, in the Book of Revelation."

Various media consultants were given assignments as follows:

  • Write a memo outlining the media strategy and schedule for Jesus Christ's tour of the United States,
  • Write the dust jacket copy of the mass market publication of the New Testament to tie with the Second Coming,
  • Write the opening monologue for Jesus Christ's appearance on the TV program 'Saturday Night Live' as guest host,
  • Develop a story board for a one minute TV commercial to announce the Second Coming of Jesus Christ,
  • Design a contemporary wardrobe for Jesus Christ.

Clearly the media, a long standing enemy of truth, is not suddenly becoming religious. Their claim that the Second Coming is the western world's "most anticipated re-appearance" is both absurd and false. No one is anticipating such an event, excepting the New Agers and satanists who eagerly await the arrival of the Counterfeit Christ. What then does this portend?

It appears more than mere co-incidence that this well advertised, major feature article appears at the very time:

  • when the great apostasy indicates the imminent arrival of the Antichrist, and
  • when the enemies of the Church are proclaiming the imminent arrival of the Antichrist.

Is this then some sort of preparatory action? Military staff refer to such propaganda offensives as psyops or psychological operations which are designed to prepare people's minds for some future event.

There is much more indisputable evidence available which indicates that the Antichrist is here and is in command. We now await him to reveal and to commence his reign. There is insufficient space to elaborate further, however the purpose of this article is neither to increase speculation nor to satisfy curiosity.

The purpose of this article is to warn!

This conflict is not political, and cannot be solved on that plane. It is spiritual, and thus must be fought primarily on the spiritual plane. The present dangers to our immortal souls are to increase dramatically during the reign of Antichrist.

So what can be done?

Father Nicholas Gruner, the renowned Fatima Crusader, gives the only solution.(9)

  • the maintenance of the State of Grace by reception of the Sacraments, by the strict observance of the Commandments and particularly by praying for those graces necessary to do this,
  • the fulfillment of our daily duty in union with Jesus and Mary,
  • the devout recital of the Holy Rosary and meditation on its mysteries every day,
  • the wearing of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • the total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as taught by Saint Louis de Montfort.

Saint Louis de Montfort explains, under the direct inspiration of the Holy Ghost, that true devotion to Mary and total consecration to Her is especially necessary for the saints and apostles of the latter times, during the reign of Antichrist, that is during our times. (True Devotion, paragraphs 14, 15.)

If this action is taken, Our Lady will direct us and we will be placed under the Divine protection during these perilous times.

The power of the Fatima Message was underscored for the whole world during the atomic explosion at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. A German Jesuit and seven of his colleagues were living only eight blocks from the blinding centre of the atomic flash yet all escaped while flaming death screamed all around them. Unlike others living some distance away they were not affected by radiation. Over the years some two hundred scientist have examined the eight survivors trying to discover what could have spared them from incineration or the lethal storm of radiation.

Speaking of television in the United States, Father Hubert Shiffner gave the startling answer: "In that house the Rosary was prayed every day. In that house we were living the Message of Fatima."(10)

"Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in My name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many ... When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand ... But pray that your flight be not in the winter ... For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be ... Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ ... do not believe him. For there shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect." (Matthew 24)


1. The Antichrist Father V. Miceli, Dust jacket. 

2. The Fatima Crusader No. 20 June/July 1986. 

3. The Antichrist Father V. Miceli, page 276. 

4. Interview Father Fuentes/Sr. Lucia, December 26, 1957 quoted in The Fatima Crusader No. 19, February/April 1986. 

5. Old Errors alive in the New Age Brother John Joseph, O.C. 

6. Gods of the New Age Gospel Film Ministry 

7. The Marian Year 

8. True Devotion to Mary Saint Louis de Montfort, Chapter 1. 

9. World Enslavement or Peace Father Nicholas Gruner 

10. Ibid, page 490.