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The following is the text from a video lecture by Professor De Mattei from the Lepanto Foundation with his best wishes to all Rorate Caeli readers for the coming year 2021, in the Light of Our Lady of Fatima: “Light of Fatima, Light without shadows, Immaculate Light, Light of the Dawn arising: we ask Thee to illuminate our steps in the darkness of the night.”
Secret forces exist and operate in history. The simple dynamism of human passions and errors is not sufficient in fact to explain the revolutionary process that has been attacking for centuries the Church and the Christian civilization She created. This process is driven by agents – often hidden – but real. Catholic thought of the 19th and 20th centuries has always investigated and documented rigorously the existence of this actuality, which can be defined as a “plot” or a “conspiracy”, if with these terms we mean the existence of forces that achieve their ends in secret and often by illicit and immoral methods.
Is there a correlation between the virus that has been assailing two billion people over the past ten months and the pandemic of errors that have infected the world for many decades? In both cases we find ourselves faced with pathogenic agents attacking the social organism. In the first case the aggressor is a virus that attacks bodies and which only the microscope can identify; in the second case we have a germ that is infecting and corrupting souls but whose identity was revealed by Heaven in 1917, when Our Lady of Fatima declared that if mankind did not amend its ways, Russia would spread its errors and wars, revolutions and the annihilation of entire nations would have followed.
In a television talk show (Stasera Italia, October 14th 2020), the progressive sociologist Marco Revelli, alarmed, denounced the climate of collective anxiety sweeping across Italy and the West as a result of the macabre dance of the Coronavirus. “Death is circulating the West”, he said, evoking this specter.
Heaven and Earth are not as distant as we might think, since everything that happens on Earth is in the continuous sight of Heaven. In Heaven, which is the place of perfect divine liturgy, some anniversaries are commemorated and among them is the 7th October 1571, a special day, celebrating the victory of the Christian fleet against Islam at Lepanto.
The era of the Coronavirus is seeing a new phase in the cosmic struggle between the celestial and infernal forces. In history, in fact, along with the hand of God, we also need to see the hand of the Demon who is always rivaling the Divine plans in order to realize his own warped projects. The Kingdom of God is that of order, peace and harmony; the Demon’s is a kingdom of chaos, conflict and perennial revolution. God permits, for His greater glory, that the two kingdoms – the first always victorious, the second always beaten – wrestle until the end of time.
2020 will be remembered as the year of a historical turning-point in the everyday life of the world. And while it appears increasingly likely that the Coronavirus was produced by the genetic engineering of Communist China (the book by Joseph Tritto, China Covid 19. The Chimera that Changed the World, Siena 2020, is the most convincing with regard to this), the existence of “social engineering” on a large scale seems likewise clear, to steer public opinion into a situation – perhaps even surprising for the revolutionary forces themselves who presume to govern the destinies of the world.