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A boat carrying a wooden statue of a naked woman with child ('Pachamama') is carried by indigenous people in St. Peter's Basilica during the opening ceremony for the Amazon Synod, Rome, Oct. 7, 2019.Vatican News / video screen grab

PITTSBURGH, PA (LifeSiteNews) — A faithful priest has warned that the events of the Book of the Apocalypse may be unfolding.  

This “parking lot priest,” one of the pastors who continued to say Mass during the 2020 church lockdowns, believes the current scourges have been ushered by the veneration of the pagan goddess Pachamama in the Vatican, which the cleric describes as “the most terrible crime” in “all of Christian history.” 

During this past weekend’s Catholic Identity Conference in Pittsburgh, the priest argued that just as apostasy and idolatry triggered the destruction of Jerusalem’s temple, modern-day idolatry and sacrilege in the Church have triggered events that may be leading to the final apocalypse. 

“Many believe, and I do as well, that the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible, is describing the destruction of Jerusalem, but also the end of the world,” he said. He added that he believes the temple destruction in 70 AD is a “prototype or foreshadowing of the final apocalypse, in many ways.” 

The priest described how the massacre of the Jews and destruction of the temple by the Romans at the time was so utterly devastating, a surviving Jewish historian called it “the end of the world.” 

Radical Jews known as the Sicarii   Hebrew for “someone who carries a dagger”  “would assassinate anyone who would not comply with their desire to overthrow Rome and [re-]establish a Jewish kingdom on earth,” the priest said.  

But the Romans’ retaliation for the Jewish rebellion was terrible. 

“There were so many ship battles on the sea of Galilee that it’s said the Jordan River flowed red with blood.” 

It’s been said that, once the Romans reached Jerusalem, “as Jews tried to escape, they were captured, and the Romans would crucify up to 500 a day on that hill, for those inside to see it and be in panic,” the priest recounted.   

“There was cannibalizing [of] infants, as they were starving to death. And when the Romans finally broke through, they killed them all. They desecrated the temple, though I believe the temple was already abandoned by God.” 

According to the priest, this “apocalypse” happened not just because of the zealots, or because the pagan empire was bad, as “every empire was bad for centuries and millennia.” 

“It was apostasy,” he declared.  

“It was a falling away from true religion of massive numbers of the majority of the faithful under the wicked, corrupt hierarchy. That’s why they were punished. That was the trigger for this to happen.” 

He pointed out that from 6 AD to 66 AD, Annas the High Priest was the figurehead behind the Temple priesthood. 

“That’s a 60 year reign of a totally corrupt high priesthood,” he said.  

“So when we talk about what’s happening now, the triggers may have just happened, but it’s been in the works for at least 60 years. And that was true in the time of Christ.” 

The priest said that the reign of corrupt priesthood in Jerusalem “culminated in a particular trigger.”  

“If there’s one point where you would look at what triggered and was the formal act of apostasy recorded by St. John, it was when Pilate presented Jesus to the corrupt leadership and the mob that they had [assembled] and asked, ‘Shall I crucify your king?’ Their response was, ‘We have no king but Caesar’,” the priest stated.  

This meant the Jews were guilty of the grave offense of embracing an idol because “Caesar had declared himself a god,” he continued. 

“He had temples and worship and honors afforded him. So in effect, the priesthood and hierarchy, with some exceptions, openly went into apostasy and idolatry.”  

The priest asserted that they had chosen a false god and, in a sense, an idol over the one true God, and this both triggered and was the “root cause” of the destruction of both the temple and the city. He also interpreted these events as a fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy, The Son of man will come in power before this generation passes.”  

“A generation is about 40 years. [Christ] said that in 33 AD, so 37 years later, before the passing of a generation, they had their apocalypse, He came in power,” the cleric said. 

Severe punishment of idolatry and apostasy by God was always a historical reality, the priest asserted. God had punished the idolatry of the Israelites at Mt. Sinai by extending their journey from 40 days to 40 years, so that most of the thousands of adult males who set out from Egypt died on their way to the Holy Land. God punished King Solomon’s idolatry by splitting his kingdom.   

“A thousand years of God’s own people split — ten tribes to the north, two to the south,” the parking lot priest recollected. 

Post-Council apostasy, Pachamama idolatry 

Our own day and age is no exception to God’s just punishment, the priest asserted, adding  Why would we think that now apostasy and idolatry would be overlooked by God?” 

He pointed out that the word “apostasy” means “falling away,” and this is exactly what has happened in the Catholic Church.  

“It started with the Council. You all know which one,” said the parking lot priest. 

“Upwards of 100,000 priests abandoned their ministry, as well as countless religious and the faithful,” he added.   

“We go from about 75 to 80% of Catholics attending Mass in the [19]50s to — pre-COVID, it was about 25%, post-COVID, we still don’t know — [perhaps] 10 to 15 [%] in this country. And in European countries, it’s much worse.” 

Then came the idolatry of the pagan goddess Pachamama in the Vatican during October of 2019, he recalled.  

“Not long after, all hell was unleashed on us,” he said.  

The priest recounted how the Pachamama idol was placed in front of the altar of sacrifice in St Peter’s Basilica itself, over the tomb of St. Peter. He indicated that he believes Pope Francis “specifically directed” this action. The pontiff himself said prayers in a ceremony involving this image and then joined in this procession.  

This idolatry was a sacrilege against the Blessed Mother, the priest said, for it occurred “on the day that the Church honors the Blessed Mother,” October 7, the feast of the Holy Rosary.  

According to Chinese dissident and former Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng, it was soon after this event, that is, during the second half of October 2019, that the “weaponized virus” of COVID-19 was intentionally released into an international gathering of the World Military Games. In recalling this, the priest referred to a recent LifeSiteNews report on the Sky News documentary on the virus’ origins. 

Jingsheng’s claims were supported by Miles Yu, a former Principal China Adviser to the U.S. State Department, who said that French, German, and American athletes all had symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.  

The priest went on to say that if Jingsheng were correct, not only did the virus appear within a week of the Pachamama “desecration, idolatry, sacrilege,” but it was also “the occasion for the war of the Prince of Darkness and the globalists against us.” 

Further adding to the gravity of the apostasy in the Church, he said, is the Vatican’s collaboration with secular, morally compromised, anti-life global powers like Anthony Fauci, Jeffrey Sachs, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Clintons, Big Pharma, business, and banking, even taking them on as advisors. 

“This is another thing that happened in ancient times, [and] why I see an apocalypse coming: because the apostate religion collaborated with the Roman Empire to persecute Christ and then the Church,” said the parking lot priest.   

“And for a while that worked, but then the Enemy turned and punished the apostates. And that’s what we’re doing today. Same thing.” 

The restraining force holding back the antichrist 

The priest believes that the virus outbreak was the “occasion for the war” of the globalists against the world and that it involves “murder, sterilization, tyranny,” and “control of whoever is left.”  

“How many are dying from the death jab already, and from a gain of function military virus that doesn’t follow the rules?” he asked. 

“This is the first time in human history that you could actually have world control,” he continued.  

“These people intend [to control] the entire world, and knowingly or not, it would be the rise of the Luciferian rule, and I think very probably, the antichrist, not just an antichrist.” 

The parking lot priest drew attention to a point made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: that this war of the globalists is being waged “by forces who hate not only the health of the body, but also and above all, the salvation of the soul.” 

St. Paul mentions a “restraining force” that “holds back the antichrist” in 2 Thessalonians, the priest recalled. While there was no agreement among the Church Fathers as to what that restraining force is, the priest speculated what it may relate to. 

“I’m sure it’s caught up with the Church, and it could be caught up with Tradition, which is why [Pope Francis] wants to destroy it: because it’s still restraining,” he said.  

“When you want to restrain Satan or his demons when they possess someone, you use sacramentals, right? The power of the church. You use holy water, and rituals, and prayers, the rosary, and so on — the Holy Eucharist.” 

He added that “good exorcists will always want to use the old rite … because they know Latin and the traditional form is much more powerful.” 

“But at any rate look what happened [to] the restraining force. For nearly a year the Mass was almost entirely shut down, except for those of us that went into parking lots, or into basements … or wherever we could,” he continued. 

“I believe Bishop Athanasius Schneider said [that] it’s because of the weakness of faith of the bishops who rolled over, starting with [the pontiff], and when [he] went down, right away, within a week, almost the whole [episcopate] had ceased the Mass and the Sacraments. No wonder the powers of evil could rise so powerfully and so swiftly.” 

But there was good that came from the evil of the church closures, said the parking lot priest: it was the influx of Catholics to Traditional Latin Masses. It was so large that his numbers “doubled, easily, if not tripled,” and he had to add two Masses and open up his church hall to accommodate everyone. 

The priest believes that this is behind the promulgation of Traditionis Custodes. 

“In the face of this phenomenon, when traditional ranks have swelled, [Pope Francis] comes out with his motu proprio: No more traditional Mass. Isn’t it counterintuitive? Isn’t it ironic?” the parking lot priest asked his audience. 

“The one group that remained steadfast, and even doubled and tripled in some places — now we will take that away from you. And for all we know, that is the restraining force. That seems to be all that’s left between us and the consummation of evil and rise of antichrist.” 

The Book of the Apocalypse and Today 

“The Apocalypse talks about an unholy alliance between the secular fallen world and an apostate religion,” the priest said.  

He added that the Book of Revelation presents a “false prophet…whose role is to mislead people out of true religion” into what the priest refers to as “humanism, an inter-religious humanism. That’s what we’re being spoon-fed now.” 

“The false prophet’s role is to mislead people out of true religion and others to a false religion,” he continued.   

“I believe that that could very well be going on now. And that paves the way for the antichrist.” 

He flagged also the book’s reference to a “beast of the land” which, if applied to the present time, would refer to an “apostate counterfeit Church, the leadership.”  

“In fact the image gets even more vivid, [Revelation says] that the beast of the land has this prostitute riding on it. A whore, all decked out,” he said. 

“Recognize that, biblically, that’s not an image for a pagan world. That’s an image for apostate religion. In the Old Testament, when the prophets denounced God’s people, they did it by describing them as prostitutes because God is the husband, and now His people are prostituting themselves to false gods and false religions,” he continued. 

“So the whore of Babylon, which the Protestants, some of them, used to say, is the Catholic Church. I don’t laugh at that so much, as it could be a counterfeit Catholic church. Because the true Church remains the bride of Christ, at all times. And will be unspoiled until the end of time, even if it’s only a remnant.” 

Going on to address the mark of the beast, the priest noted that both “Archbishop Viganò and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have associated the mark of the beast with the vax.” Although they “have not said it is the mark … it could be symbolically at least that and moving towards it.” 

The parking lot priest believes that the crisis is leading to more than a simple inoculation because the current rollout of Green Passes and vaccine passports will lead to a situation in which people cannot buy, sell, travel or “do anything, if that’s what they want, without it.” 

What are we to do? 

The parking lot priest believes we need to “unite the clans,” as Michael Matt, editor of the Remnant newspaper, has long called for. He also advised that these times could require disobedience.  

“As Archbishop Viganò says, ‘When authority becomes corrupted, it no longer needs to be obeyed.’ And that’s true especially with the counterfeit church,’” said the priest.  

While the priest advised that we prepare ourselves physically, he also noted early on that we “need to be reminded we never know what’s coming,” or when our life will be taken, and that we “should always think in terms of an apocalypse personally,” that is, “when we meet the Lord.” 

“That’s where whether we’ve lived and died in grace or not matters,” he warned his hearers. 

“We’re not all protected physically, but we are spiritually. There will be persecution. That’s happening now and it will get worse. There will be betrayal, including by our family members. There will always be a remnant. That remnant must resist in every possible way,” he continued. 

“If you’ve ever asked yourself, what would you do if you were alive at the time of Christ? Would you have wiped with a veil His face? Would you have carried the cross like Simon of Cyrene? Would you have stood beneath the cross like Mary and the women and the beloved disciple? Or would you have run off in hiding? Or would you have called for His crucifixion?” 

“Each of us in a sense answers for that, because if you wondered what you would do, then the question is, what are you doing now? Because the mystical body of Christ is undergoing a passion. And if it’s the apocalypse, it will be a crucifixion. Stand with Christ, beneath the cross, through His passion, keep the faith, and pray the rosary.” 

The priest, whose identity is known LifeSiteNews, has requested anonymity.