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
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
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
-+- 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
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