The 100 Years of Satan Has Wrought Devastating Destruction on the Church

by Fr Richard Heilman | May 15, 2023 11:29 PM

There is no doubt we are living in diabolically influenced times. This, while Godless leaders in our nation have usurped the phrase, “This is a battle for the soul of America,” as they seek to enact laws for unrestricted abortion up to birth; as they refuse to protect life even at birth; as they seek the expansion of euthanasia; as they espouse a complete denial of God’s creation of male and female as based upon biological fact and natural law; as they seek the indoctrination of our children in our schools and libraries; as they seek to remove all of our religious freedoms.

So aggressive is this campaign, that we are seeing very open and hostile verbal, legal and even physical attacks on those who oppose these evils based upon millennia of biblically based religious beliefs. Believers in God’s absolute and undeniable Truth are under attack as never before. No longer is religious persecution something that happens only in other countries; it is being manifested in our own nation.

God has given us the Catholic Church, infused with the power of the Holy Spirit, to spread the light of Christ to all the world, and to stand athwart Satan’s desire to oppose the will of God. Yet, in this historic moment, 70% no longer believe in the Real Presence?! Evil abominations unto God easily become a “new normal” in the lives of our loved ones?! Those who choose to stand in the “Spirit of Truth” are mocked, persecuted, abandoned and put out?! In this historic moment, it has become normalized to blithely refer to this time in history as the “post-Christian era.”

How did we get here?!


Let’s begin with these historic markers …

August 5, 2019 – The Pew Research shocking report came out showing nearly 70% of Catholics did not believe in the Real Presence.

August 24, 2019 – Highly respected speaker, Fr. Regis Scanlon wrote, what turned out to be, a prophetic reflection:[1].

In this compelling reflection, Fr. Scanlon proposes,

“According to this interpretation, if the leaders of the Church and nations have not opposed these ‘sins of the flesh’ by Oct. 13, 2019, sometime after Oct 13, 2019, God will stop Satan with a chastisement which will bring mankind to its knees.”

Let’s look reality in the face in this truth Fr. Scanlon reveals:

October 13, 1884 – Pope Leo XIII, just after celebrating Mass, turned pale and collapsed as though dead. Those standing nearby rushed to his side. They found him alive but the pontiff looked frightened. He then recounted having a vision of Satan approaching the throne of God, boasting that he could destroy the Church.

According to Pope Leo XIII, the Lord reminded him that his Church was imperishable. Satan then replied, “Grant me one century and more power of those who will serve me, and I will destroy it.” Our Lord granted him 100 years.

The Lord then revealed the events of the 20th century to Leo XIII. He saw wars, immorality, genocide and apostasy on a large scale. Immediately following this disturbing vision, he sat down and wrote the prayer to St. Michael. For decades it was prayed at Mass until the 1960’s. Like many of the Church’s spiritual defenses, it was discontinued in the second half of the 20th century.

The work of iniquity which had gained much momentum outside the Church in the late 19th century and early 20th century, was about to make its way in the institutions of the Church.

In fact, on June 29, 1972, Pope Paul VI confirmed just that when he addressed his audience. He said, “It is as if from some mysterious crack, no, it is not mysterious, from some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.”

October 13, 1917 – 33 years (life of Christ) to the day, Our Lady appeared at Fatima to warn the Church of Satan’s plan. She said that if the Church and leaders of nations did not oppose the sins of the flesh and the evils being spread by Russia, many nations would be annihilated and many souls would go to eternal punishment. Satan began his assault on Oct. 13, 1917 with the Bolshevik Revolution and atheistic Communism.

In 1917 Pope Benedict XV couldn’t help but notice that the world was growing cold to Christ. In his 1917 encyclical, On Preaching the Word, he chose to focus on the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the diligence bishops had to exercise in selecting, not only learned men, but holy men for the priesthood. Then he has us reflect on a special quality of St. Paul’s; one that would prove difficult to exercise but one that is of paramount importance for the preacher if he is to win souls for Christ. He said,

“All Christ’s doctrines and commands, even the sterner ones, were so proclaimed by St. Paul that he did not restrict, gloss over or tone down what Christ taught regarding humility, self-denial, chastity, contempt of the world, obedience, forgiveness of enemies, and the like, nor was he afraid to tell his hearers that they had to make a choice between the service of God and the service of Belial, for they could not serve both, that when they leave this world, a dread judgment awaits them; that they cannot bargain with God; they may hope for life everlasting if they keep His entire law, but if they neglect their duty and indulge their passions, they will have nothing to expect but eternal fire. For our ‘Preacher of truth’ never imagined that he should avoid such subjects, because, owing to the corruption of the age, they appeared too stern to his hearers. Therefore, it is clear how unworthy of commendation are those preachers who are afraid to touch upon certain points of Christian doctrine lest they should give their hearers offense.”

October 13, 1973 – Our Lady appeared to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa. In the 1970’s, the rejection of traditional morality was rapidly becoming the norm. In 1973, abortion was approved as a constitutional “right” in the United States. Clearly, the warning of Fatima was being ignored by mankind. So, once again, Our Lady intervened to emphasize once again the necessity that God must be obeyed or there would be a punishment for the world. At this apparition, the statue in the chapel, where Sr. Agnes prayed, shed tears 101 times because of the great number of souls going to eternal punishment. The message was to pray the rosary and do penance to prevent souls from going to eternal punishment. She said, 

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops…the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”

This is exactly what happened. As for the consecrated women in the religious life, their numbers plummeted dramatically in the 1970s. One consecrated woman, Sister Lucia, was the only surviving seer of Fatima who witnessed all of this. Her nephew, Father Valinho, wrote her a letter in 1971 inquiring about the convulsions the Church was experiencing. In response to the letter she said, “It is indeed sad that so many are allowing themselves to be dominated by the diabolical wave that is enveloping the world, and they are so blind that they cannot see their error.”

October 13, 2019 – If these “Oct. 13” markers are important, then shouldn’t the end of the 100-year period given to Satan to destroy the Church have occurred on Oct. 13, 2018?

While this is speculative, I think it’s important to note that one of those years during this 100-year period was an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This was a Roman Catholic period of prayer held from 8 December 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, to 20 November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King to obtain God’s Mercy. This means that one of those 100 years of power granted by God to Satan was nullified by the 2015-2016 year of God’s Mercy. Satan’s power cannot fully work during a year of God’s Mercy. So, Satan has one more year to make up the full 100 years of power granted to him by God.

Another way of looking at this is that the faithful were given a Year of Mercy added on to the 100 in which to repent of their sins before God will send a chastisement to stop the evil in the world. But this also means that Satan will have one more year – 101 years– to try to destroy the Church before God brings his challenge to a halt.

That brings us to a new deadline for Satan’s 100 year of power — Oct. 13, 2019.

While there are other good explanations of the 101 times that Our Lady’s statue shed tears which do not contradict the above interpretation, the above interpretation seems to be the most probable meaning relating to Oct. 13 of why the statue of Our Lady in Akita shed tears 101 times during her apparitions to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa. Could it be that Our Lady shed tears for each year that sin would reign, and so many souls would go to eternal punishment?

Just as Satan’s 100 years of destruction was concluding (October 13, 2019), a ferocious campaign that sought to “deal the last blow” to our Church and culture unfolds, much as we had seen in the Battle of Lepanto, which is commemorated as “Our Lady of Victory” every October 7:

October 6, 2019 – Beginning of Amazon Synod. The idol of Pachamama was placed in front of the main altar at St. Peter’s and then carried in procession to the Synod Hall. With great angst, Msgr. Charles Pope prophetically warns that, throughout salvation history, pagan worship is usually followed by a plague. He pleaded for all to PRAY and REPENT.

October 6, 2019 – For the first time since her original message in Akita, Japan in 1973 (year of Roe v. Wade), Our Lady’s “Jonah like” message to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa was to “put on ashes and pray a repentant rosary.”

October 6, 2019 – Date of Covid-19 Event – Reports surfaced that there was no cellphone activity in a high-security portion of the Wuhan Institute of Virology from Oct. 7 through Oct. 24, 2019, indicating that there may have been a “hazardous event” on or about October 6.

What would follow is the war of all wars. The pagan elites – ruling class – would demand obedience, using fear as their tool. They would demand historic quarantines, masks, vaccines, etc. while they provoked nation-wide civil unrest (George Floyd riots). They would seek to topple the economy, making citizens their beggars. Open boarders, releasing criminals, etc. all to instill chaos and panic, as they censored and destroyed anyone who objected to their rapid advance.

At this point in history, every major source of influence has been captured by the evil pagan rulers of the world. The media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, theater, the arts, literature — they relentlessly promote the false gods of sexual hedonism and radical individualism. Spiritual leaders have ceded the culture to the enemy. They “make peace” with the evil pagan elites by their appeasement and accommodation. Therefore, tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged — their innocence lost forever — because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy, homosexuality and transgenderism are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon.

At the close of his First Inaugural Address[2], only a few years before Pope Leo XIII’s locution, President Abraham Lincoln eloquently proclaimed:

“The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Swell the chorus of the Union until the nation was touched by “the better angels of our nature.” Yes, this is a battle for the soul of America! Satan and his legion of demon angels – the worst of angels, the angels of death – look to kill off the soul of America. God’s angels – “the better angels of our nature,” the angels of life – look to revive the soul of America.

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