Abp. Viganò: We must pray the rosary daily to defend our faith, culture, and end the ‘psycho-pandemic’


    by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSite News:

    Today our enemy is more subtle and treacherous: those who ought to be our allies, those who ought to help and protect us in the face of a threat that is no less fearful than the one faced then – it is precisely they who are waging a merciless war against us.

    Four hundred and fifty years ago, on October 7, 1571, the Christian fleet led by Don Juan of Austria won a resounding victory over the Turks at Lepanto in the Gulf of Patras. That victory, miraculously achieved by the Holy League even though it was clearly numerically and militarily inferior to the fleet of the Ottoman Empire, was attributed to the intervention of the Blessed Mother, who from that day on was venerated under the title of Queen of Victories and Help of Christians: the invocation Auxilium Christianorum that we recite in the Litany of Loreto was added following that miraculous victory. Ever since then we have also celebrated the Blessed Mother as Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

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    The banner of the Holy League, which bore the Crucifix flanked by the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul with the motto In hoc signo vinces, and had been blessed the year before in Saint Peter’s Basilica by Saint Pius V – the Pope of the Council of Trent, the traditional Mass, and the Holy Rosary – was entrusted to the Admiral of the Papal Fleet, Marcantonio Colonna. On 16 September 1571 the fleet of the Holy League set sail from Messina, and on 4 October it assembled in the port of Cephalonia in order to advance against the Turks. The League was formed by the King of Spain, the Republic of Venice, the Papal States, the republics of Genoa and Lucca, the Knights of Malta, the Farnese family of Parma, the Gonzaga family of Mantua, the Estense family of Ferrara, the Della Rovere family of Urbino, the Duke of Savoy, and the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Christian Europe united together in order to face the common enemy that was threatening once again after having being repulsed and defeated at Poitiers (732) and at Vienna (1529).

    Today our enemy is more subtle and treacherous: those who ought to be our allies, those who ought to help and protect us in the face of a threat that is no less fearful than the one faced then – it is precisely they who are waging a merciless war against us.

    Those who ought to defend us are the ones who are supporting the invasion and systematically erasing of our identity, our Faith, our culture and our traditions. In the name of “cancel culture” they have managed to make us ashamed of the Victory of Lepanto, which for four centuries prevented Islam from subjecting our nations to the Crescent Moon.

    But if what we are witnessing today had taken place in 1570, the prodigy of that victory would in all likelihood have been impossible. If Saint Pius V had promoted dialogue with Islam, instead of assembling the Holy League; if Don Juan of Austria had conspired with the Sultan out of personal interests, and if the Republic of Venice had been silent about what today we would call “violations of human rights” inflicted by the Ottomans on the Venetians of Cyprus; if the King of Spain or the Dukes and Grand Dukes in Italy had invoked the secular nature of the State, it would never have been possible for the peoples of Catholic Europe to fight and win the victory. Because popular movements – even those motivated by the best intentions – need leaders, charismatic guides, and an authority to guide them and coordinate their action.

    This is why the crisis we are going through is so serious: it stems from a crisis of authority, from a lack of moral principles and values that animate and orient those who command even before those who obey. Those who command us are not fulfilling their role in favor of the Italian people but instead are following the orders of a very powerful financial elite. Those who are really in charge today are not themselves part of the Institutions, but they make use of them by bribing their officials, blackmailing those they have placed there in order to manipulate them at will, ousting the honest, and controlling the opposition.

    If our leaders really cared about the bonum commune and did not obey those who are ordering them, they would have cured the virus without following the orders of the pharmaceutical industry on the one hand and globalist elites on the other. The same thing also happens in the Church: it’s enough to think only of the way the Bishops have fallen prostrate to the COVID narrative, of how they were so quick to close churches, and how they have recommended that the faithful get vaccinated, using the authority and prestige of the Papacy to sponsor first the gene serum and now the ecological transition, another obsession of the Great Reset theorized by Klaus Schwab Rothschild.

    Politicians, parliamentarians, magistrates, doctors, journalists, and clergy: they are all subservient to the psycho-pandemic narrative and equally ready to uncritically accept the absurd and scientifically confused theories of global warming, only because their masters have decided first to speculate on the emergency pandemic and now on the so-called “green emergency,” using another emergency as a pretext to impose the “green pass” – which is not called “green” by accident – and along with it other deprivations of the natural liberties of citizens.

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