The Pope and End Times
Richard Salbato February 12, 2013
The sudden announcement that our Holy Father is going to resign on the last day of this month has caused me to have hundreds of emails and a phone that does not stop ringing. What angers or saddens me is the opinions and comments by people who call themselves Catholics. Many home schoolers believe that the next Pope will bring in very anti-Catholic liberal ideas of morals, such as birth control or abortion. First of all this is not possible since the doctrine (and this is doctrine) cannot change and never has even with bad popes. I cannot believe this people are teaching this garbage.
I am also saddened by the fact that this surprised so many Catholics. The best reason this should not have surprised anyone is what Scott Hahn wrote yesterday:
“Back on April 29,
2009, Pope Benedict XVI did something rather striking, but which went largely
He stopped off in
Fifteen months later, on July 4, 2010, Benedict went out of his way again, this time to visit and pray in the cathedral of Sulmona, near Rome, before the relics of this same saint, Celestine V.
Few people, however, noticed at the time.
Only now, we may be gaining a better understanding of what it meant. These actions were probably more than pious acts. More likely, they were profound and symbolic gestures of a very personal nature, which conveyed a message that a Pope can hardly deliver any other way.
In the year 1294, this man (Fr. Pietro Angelerio), known by all as a devout and holy priest, was elected Pope, somewhat against his will, shortly before his 80th birthday (Ratzinger was 78 when he was elected Pope in 2005). Just five months later, after issuing a formal decree allowing popes to resign (or abdicate, like other rulers), Pope Celestine V exercised that right. And now Pope Benedict XVI has chosen to follow in the footsteps of this venerable model.”
Just to get this out of the way since so many want
to know who I would want to be Pope, the six who are mentioned are all fine
with me and since all the Cardinals were appointed by
The thing that angers me the most is the Catholics
who think the next pope will be the Antichrist, a Protestant idea that comes
from the Chapter 17 of Apocalypse and the seven mountains, which they take as
Not only that but the Antichrist is not coming to be
a pope but
never re-build the temple because only the true Antichrist will rebuild the
Complete Life the Antichrist By St. Hippolytus of
Now the next error that Catholics are making on end
times is that we will have a Pope right up to the end of the world. It would
take a small book to explain this but I already have in my book “The Ark of Apocalypse”.
In the second part of this book I give the proof of the story. For now I will
just give a small part of this that proves what
On the 45th day after the death of the Antichrist the sky was blue with scattered white clouds drifting slowly around. It was calm and beautiful. But slowly the sky parted like a zipper and a pure white light came forth from a line in the sky from the Eastern horizon to directly above everyone’s head.
Everyone on earth turned their eyes to the sky and
calmly looked at the strange sight. As
the opening spread their appeared a large cross of pure white light and on the
He lifted up His hand towards the earth. Suddenly in the twinkling of an eye half the people on the earth disappeared. People who were standing together suddenly were standing alone. One disappeared and the other remained standing. All over the world over a hundred million people disappeared and a hundred million remained. All who had the mark of the beast disappeared.
Fear and wonder attacked those remained on earth and
they looked up to the sky again.
When all were gone into the Heavens
The next thing
everyone wonders about is the prophecy of Saint Malachy
and the 112 popes to the end of the world.
The medieval prophecy of Saint Malachy says that the 112th pope, Petrus Romanus ("Peter the Roman"), will be THE LAST POPE.
Benedict XVI is the 111th pope... The next one is the 112th .
According to Saint Malachy, the last pope, Petrus Romanus, will now be elected:
“112th Pope, Peter the Roman, "In the extreme persecution of the Holy
Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in
many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills
will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky (interesting quote)