("Quid coniuratio est?")
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, April 5, 1997, afflicted by an unusual restlessness, I arose from my bed chamber. For some reason I went to the kitchen, tuned in the wireless, and got the Art Bell show coming out of Chicago.
Bell spoke, that 4 a.m., about his new book, "The Quickening," due out he says on April 7th. From what I could gather, Bell's thesis goes like this: the pace of life has been accelerating, most especially in the past several years. This exponential speeding up of our lives is all leading somewhere, most probably to an important event, collapse, breakdown, and then a "solution" of some type.
Bell's guest on the program was a Catholic priest, Father Malachi Martin. Father Martin is, as I recall, the author of at least one book, named (I think), "Keys of This Blood." Martin liked Bell's term, "the quickening," and immediately said he was going to borrow it.
What is the Art Bell show all about? Take your pick: either (a) he is what he seems, host of an interesting show dealing with fringe topics, or (b) part of a deeper plan, forwarding selected fringe items (and avoiding others), all as part of some hidden agenda. True, according to Sherman Skolnick, Bell is related to financial wunderkind Warren Buffet. But does that really mean anything? Yet when Father Martin says, "You know what's happening really? The quickening. And the quickening is the closest it's... I believe we are being driven to turn to Christ. Solve our problems. Solve our problems, because we will commit global suicide if you don't come and save us," that, again, can be read at more than one level. Is Bell's guest just your average priest, peddling religion? Or can Martin's remarks be heard in a different way, such as, "I believe we are being driven to Christ. Many adults are still at an infantile stage. Mommy and Daddy aren't there, but they still need someone to solve problems for them. What is needed is a strong leader?"
Father Martin himself comes across as an enormously likeable and kindly old man; again -- two levels. Is he what he seems and nothing else? Or is he serving a deeper plan, acting as the "father we never had" and luring in emotionally immature adults, promising them the Daddy Plan: let SuperChrist handle things, with myself and cohorts as intermediaries, and we'll "solve" things for you?
Certainly both Bell and Martin have hit on at least one solid fact: the pace of life does keep accelerating and at some point it must reach such a speed that it cannot be sustained -- hence, collapse. But are we capable of picking up the pieces when it happens, or do we need Big Daddy to do it for us? (Or perhaps the answer is, a little of both?)
Here are abbreviated excerpts from the broadcast. An audio tape of the entire several-hour broadcast is available by phoning 1-800-917-4278.
CALLER: Can Lucifer imbue his demonic influence right to the top of even our ecclesiastic leaders?
FATHER MARTIN: The answer is, absolutely yes. And I said to Art earlier this morning that politicking prelates, of any kind, are abhorrent to God.
ART BELL: [Refers to an article, "Two Eminent Churchmen Agree," that there are Satanic practices going on at the Vatican.] Is that true?
FATHER MARTIN: Yes, it is. Now when we say it's at the Vatican -- it's at a certain level. And there's no doubt about it that there have been and still are practices that are formally venerating Lucifer, the prince of this world. The Vatican has about 8 resident exorcists. And it uses them both there, and in the two other cities that are devil-ridden in Italy: Milano and Turin. And there's no doubt about it that Satanic, or Luciferian, practices have taken place, and do take place.
Amongst Luciferian organizations, there is a prophecy that if they can invade "The Citadel" (and that's their name for the Vatican), they will have power for a thousand years.
[CONSPIRACY NATION: Speculation Only: And is it a coincidence that, in America, a military college named "The Citadel" has, from some perspectives, also been "invaded?" See CN 3.66 et al.: "Feminism: Mask for Marxism?" Marxism is the Satanic vehicle par excellence.]
ART BELL: How close are they?
FATHER MARTIN: Very close.
Only Christ can save the Church. The organization is shot, as far as I'm concerned. We're in deep do-do. We are!
You know what's happening really? The quickening. And the quickening is the closest it's... I believe that we are being driven to turn to Christ... Solve our problems. Solve our problems, because we will commit global suicide if you don't come and save us.
The quickening is, men are going to rush around, looking for solutions, and finally wave their hands and say, "Come. Save us."
ART BELL: I think it's not the end of the world, Father. But there's going to be a change. There's going to be a big event. I don't know when, I don't know what. And I don't know from where. I just know it's coming.
FATHER MARTIN: It is coming. I think that you shortly will get some great light on that, Art. Especially if you notice events taking place in Rome, about a week or ten days from now. [i.e., circa April 12-15.] And I think that something will take place. I don't know; I'm not a prophet.
CALLER: [Comment on Archbishop Milingo(sp?)]
FATHER MARTIN: Manuel Milingo. He's an African bishop. And he's been engaged in a verbal dispute with people in the Vatican. Milingo is a very honest man. And he objects to something Art referred to a short while ago, namely, the practice of Satanism or Luciferianism amongst Vatican people. And there's no doubt about it. And Milingo has emphasized it, because he's run up against it. Because the behavior of Vatican churchmen in Africa and in Rwanda has not been exemplary. And Milingo was attacking that.
-+- The Fatima Secret -+-
The Fatima Secret is something that was written down by the person that received this secret information back in the 1920s. And this person is still alive; her name is Lucia, and she's a nun in Spain. And it's called, "The Third Secret." And it was sent over to the Pope. And according to the description that Sister Lucia got from the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was the Pope of 1960 who was supposed to reveal the secret and follow up the instructions, do what it said.
The Pope of 1960 was the good Pope John XXIII. He refused. He refused to obey Our Lady. He refused the mandate of Heaven. He refused to publish The [Third] Secret, and he refused to do what it said. And consequently: we're in trouble.
Now what's The Third Secret? It's rather a dire document. It's not pleasant reading at all. I'm under oath not to reveal the actual details of it. I've read it. It is not pleasant reading at all.
ART BELL: Does this involve a chastisement?
FATHER MARTIN: Yes. Several.
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CN: Other perspectives on the Catholic Church: The Two Babylons by Rev. Alexander Hislop Fifty Years In The Church of Rome by Father Chiniquy
There are many fine people in the Catholic Church. At present, the Church has a big umbrella and embraces people of divergent views. Father Malachi Martin represents one faction, but not the only one. The purpose of this issue (CN 10.41) is to point to views not well heard, as always assuming an intelligent reader who can make up their own mind.
On a related note, here is an excerpt from Hasta no verte Jesus mio by Elena Poniatowska. (Mexico City, 1969. Translation by Conspiracy Nation.)
The frailecito was opened and Benito Juarez entered with all of his escort and he grabbed hold of the priests. And he sent them to jail. He evicted the nuns. Then he ordered that they dig into the patios outside of the convents, because although Juarez had been just a child then, he had seen them well-swollen and then from one day to the next their swelling had disappeared. And because he wasn't a fool, he said, "Well, and where are these little creatures, that I don't see them? There's no way that they all can have been miscarriages."
So, on digging they found many little skulls, many tiny bones. The nuns. What other thing could they be except the beloved ones of the priests? How were they going to be so many years lying in bed alone? And so Benito Juarez managed to open the eyes of the people. And those who did not want to see were forced to see. He brought together all the priests and nuns and he told them that he did not like for them to deceive the public. That they should marry and leave behind their pretenses. And because they wanted to keep on as before, he pursued them and he took away all of their possessions, their houses and their treasures. There were so many young girls not unhappy to be in the confessionals! One confessed, and one was tempted; the priests began to caress them and from there guided them to their bedrooms.
Here in the city, their works have even been published in the newspapers. In the little Villa they made excavations -- it will have been thirty years now. And they found an entire cemetery of little deceased ones, like little calfskin bellies.
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