Dr. Taylor Marshall, through one of his videos from 2020, reminded me that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano (if I am indeed remembering this correctly) said that patriotism is actually a gift from the Holy Ghost, and it is considered SINFUL to hate one’s country. I was beyond moved by those words. I have been hearing, more often than I would like to hear, that “America is dead and is not coming back” and that it is a “delusion” to think otherwise. However, here is my problem with that: I am 100% aware of the evil that has taken place in America by the deep state, a new woke military, LGBTQ agenda, Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorist organizations, fake news propaganda, open borders and abortion. I am under no “delusion” there. BUT, look at below’s snippet taken from Father Leonard Kramer’s The Book of Destiny, on the “Land of the Great Eagle”. This portion is used in our book “Rome’s” Final Pope? His commentary is on Chapter 12’s Book of the Apocalypse, destined to shelter the Church during the 1,260 days:
(Father is in bold and the rest is my own commentary)
The Great Eagle in Chapter Twelve
The eagle is also a symbol of liberty; The Lord of the Rings even uses this as their sign of freedom in the trilogy. After the pope is killed, the woman (the Church in human form) takes her flight to the wilderness:
“Wilderness” to mean a non-Catholic country rather than a desert proper but a nation that is not an apostate nation. Providence will prepare a place of refuge in that country to protect the Church during the reign of the Antichrist. Verse 14 corroborates this conclusion. The Great Eagle protects its citizens; and though a heathen nation, it will receive and protect the Church. It will be independent and powerful enough to maintain its liberty against Antichrist. After it protects the Church during the Great Crisis, it will receive the grace of conversion.
The “Eagle” an emblem is an independent government. The “wings” of the great eagle will enable the woman to fly into the wilderness. This wilderness is a heathen nation that has not joined the dragon (not counting the deep state), is not subject to him and is not an apostate nation either. The great eagle therefore, as a nation, has never been Catholic. The word “eagle” suggests that the nation may have become great by conquest (does any of this yet sound like The United States of America?
It was centered on God, though on protestant values, but at least discovered by a Catholic: Christopher Columbus on October 12th, 1492. “In childlike innocence, every one of us must admit that it was because of the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that America was discovered. On the second voyage of Columbus to America in 1493, he put his whole expedition under the protection of the Immaculate Conception.
He called the boat on which he sailed on the second voyage, Gracious Mary. Columbus had called the island on which he first landed in the New World on his first voyage, San Salvador, which means Holy Savior. Enemies of the Catholic Faith, of the Blessed Virgin, of all true history and, of course, of Columbus himself, have changed the name of that island to Watling Island. On his second voyage to America, Columbus saw a group of Islands south of San Salvador.
He called these islands the Virgin Islands, in honor of the 11,010 virgins who were martyred with Saint Ursula in Cologne, in 383. It was the feast of Our Lady of the Angels, August 2nd, 1492, that Columbus, knowing there was a plenary indulgence granted to all those who received Holy Communion on that day, went with all his crew to Mass, received Holy Communion, finished packing his boat- called Santa Maria, the Holy Mary- set sail for the New World.
It took Columbus seventy-two days to cross the ocean. Seventy- two was the age of Mary and of Mary Magdalen when they both died). The eagle will protect and shelter the Church during the reign of the beast. The place of safety for the woman is the same as the one in verse 6, for it is called “her place”. The text uses the definite article to designate THE eagle, “the great one”.
It makes this eagle to appear the most powerful government on earth (hence, why part of the devil’s master plan is to “take down the United States of America” and Satan certainly succeeded in using fraud to get President Trump out of office, who as Vigano said, resisted globalism) and for this reason it will have the strength to defy the dragon. And later it will refuse to join Antichrist and will protect the Church during his domination of the world. Christ is the new David par excellence; Antichrist is an imitation of Christ, hence he rules 42 months.
The time is stated in three different ways, in years, months and days to make the literal meaning unmistakably certain. Evidently it is three and a half years actual time (the Church is sheltered by America and the Antichrist reigns for three and a half years in direct mockery of the public ministry of Christ; Kramer in an earlier chapter describes how the Antichrist will most likely be of Jewish blood, as well) 1,260 days.
The Great Eagle protects the Church from the “face of the serpent”. The serpent casts a great stream of abuse after her likened to a river. This flood with which he now aims to destroy the woman is slander. The idea of the SERPENT is brought to mind to show the source of propaganda against the Church, for Satan is the arch-liar and archdeceiver of the human race from the beginning.
All evil organizations in that country will aid him in his vile campaign (Deep State, Google, Apple whose symbol is a half-eaten apple to show the fall of Eve, Facebook, Instagram, Fake News outlet CNN, MSNBC etc.). Some martyrs may be made by the fury of the ignorant, prejudiced and the criminally inclined; stirring up revolutions by the aid of lawless mobs to overthrow the government (this of course reminds us of the Antifa, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ activists and Pro-Choicers).
The government of the Great Eagle will guard and protect the cardinals. The officials knowing the slanders to be only stock in trade will give no heed to them (can we say that this was the case with the Supreme Court not giving into pressure, despite the leak, to go ahead and over-turn Roe vs. Wade? Those even within this great nation can say how evil the West has become, but are we forgetting the people who are a part of the 40 days for life movement?
The hours of prayers that have been offered from FAITHFUL American Citizens, and there is a large number, who hold firm in our American values of keeping God as the center of our democracy? President Trump, who, brought in a Catholic priest to exorcise the White House during the 100-year-anniversay of Fatima in 2017, and is seen with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and a Rosary with Father, is certainly a sign of hope for the Church.
Where the Vatican has rejected Our Lady, a non-Catholic President welcomed Her into the White House and even had the Ave Maria sung in Her honor at the Republican National Convention. Trump is another Constantine. Evil only attacks what is destined for greatness). Satan succeeded in having the “son” who was to rule the nations with a rod of iron assassinated.
But he did not destroy the work of that “son”, which was to purify the Church and drive out Satan. This brings the events up to the appearance of Antichrist and the Two Witnesses (Elijah and Henoch). The Great Eagle, divinely appointed guardian of the Church, will calmly await developments in the world, as Satan starts the war against the Christian nations.
END OF BOOK COMMENTARY
So there! It is not that I am delusional; it is that, I have hope! That America, for sheltering the Church, WILL receive the grace of conversion to become Catholic. When people say, “there is no hope and you’re delusional”, are they also doubting the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and how, SHE will be victorious the moment of the consecration of Russia takes place? Are they forgetting that, “He that sat on the throne said, ‘behold, I make all things new?'” We also must remember that Satan only attacks what he knows is destined for greatness.
Father James Jackson once reminded his parishioners that there were bad things going on in the neighborhood surrounding the parish because “we are right here; because the traditional Latin Mass is right here”. Just as the Church has been attacked by Satan for 2,000 years… is that because “there is no hope and the Church is dead?”. NO, it is precisely because the Church is alive and well, the Church is Divine and under the wing of God the Father. And it is the same with America. Will she suffer? To be certain. Is she suffering? Daily. But this is where we fight harder than ever before, because the flower that blooms in adversity is the MOST beautiful of all. And as my dear friend and brother Scott reminded me in his lovely handmade card: