Is Communism Dead?

Catholic Candle note:  The article below concerns the consecration of Russia which Heaven commanded to be performed by the pope and all of the bishops of the world.  This command pertains to the bishops in their capacity as wielding jurisdictional power to govern the Church throughout the world.  As such, the consecration can be performed by those Ordinaries who govern the Church, despite the doubtfulness that their conciliar consecrations give them the sacramental power of a bishop.  For an explanation of this, please read chapters 10 and 11 of this book:

Catholic Candle holds that a bishop should be presumed to have a valid Episcopal consecration when he is consecrated under normal conditions, by the Church in normal times.  In other words, the fact that he was consecrated under the Church’s normal conditions, in normal times, causes an appropriate presumption that he is a valid bishop.

However, this presumption (of the validity of such a bishop’s consecration) could be rebutted even in normal times, by a positive doubt – even a small positive doubt – concerning the validity of his particular consecration.  Read more about this principle here:

We hold that the consecrations performed outside these normal conditions and not during normal times, do not deserve such presumption of validity because the Church does not vouch for those consecrations.  Those consecrations should not be taken as valid unless they are proven valid.

For further information about the doubtfulness of the conciliar “consecration” rite, read this analysis:

For more about the principle that it is our duty to treat doubtful consecrations and ordinations as invalid, read this article here:


Is Communism Dead?

The short answer is No.

Webster’s Dictionary states that Communism is a theory advocating the elimination of private property.  That is one of the main goals of Communism and Socialism.  Another pillar is the eradication of our freedom to work and plan for a life on earth and salvation thereafter.

Perhaps because these Communist goals are so horrific to contemplate, most people today choose to simply ignore what this actually means and how the increasing rise of Communism is radically changing their lives and jeopardizing their salvation.  It is easier for them to believe that Marxism/Socialism/Communism were discredited decades ago and that the Blessed Mother’s command in 1917 no longer applies, viz., that the pope and all the bishops of the world must consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

Wrong!  The dangers of Communism are now greater than ever and Our Lady’s command is more important than ever.  Our Blessed Mother gave us explicit instructions on what must be done to avoid wars and persecution of the Church.                                                             

If people will do what I will tell them, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.  The war is going to end.  But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse war will break out in the reign of Pius XI.  (1922-1939)  [This refers to World War II.] 

When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you, that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, hunger, persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.”[1]

To forestall this great tragedy, she asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart and for Communions of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

If they heed my request, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace.  If not, she shall spread her errors throughout the world, promoting wars and persecutions of the Church; the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated…”[2]

Well, what do you think?  Has the world taken her warning to heart?  Have people become more religious, more devout?  Or even more law-abiding?

On the contrary.  Because Rome did not heed Our Lady’s admonition, many of these things have come to pass.  The civilized world is suffering because Russia continues to spread her errors, causing widespread chaos.  We have a bad pope who also is head of the anti-Catholic conciliar church; (thus, we don’t expect him to consecrate Russia,[3] despite the occasional attempts at consecration that various (so-called) bishops have tried.  (Note: Our Lady specified that the consecration must be done universally, by the pope and all the bishops at the same time.) 

Worldwide, there are currently two major wars and many smaller conflicts.  The number of vocations and people attending church are greatly decreased.  Although in most or all places in the world, faithful and informed Catholics have nowhere to attend Mass because they have no access to an uncompromising priest, this is not the reason for greatly decreased church attendance throughout the Western World.  Instead, church attendance is way down because people ignore God, not because they shun compromising priests.

Public immorality is rampant.  Satan worship is on the rise.  Abortion is considered a “right” (by some tortured use of the word).  Birth control is a matter of convenience.  Hundreds of thousands (some say, millions) of vulnerable children have been brainwashed into believing they are not who they thought they were and are in need of ongoing surgeries and unending “treatments.”  (The implication is that “God made a mistake.”) 

We are edging toward complete lawlessness, as demonstrated by the following:

ü  Moves to defund the police;

ü  No cash bail for criminals (i.e., so they are free to commit more crimes until their trials come up – if they’re still around);


ü  Smash and grabs thefts from stores are increasingly common, and in many cities (e.g., San Francisco) the police ignore the thefts unless the value of the goods stolen is over $1,000;

ü  Arson and rioting are accepted and tolerated; and

ü  Blatant corruption is in the highest levels of government.

The goal of this Marxist push is to make citizens feel so unsafe that they will demand that the government should implement a police state, as happened in the Communist takeover of Russia during the Bolshevik (Communist) Revolution of 1917. 

The governments throughout the Western World will continue with their insane upside-down policies and attack anyone pushing back against them.  One example of the increasing U.S. police state is the leftists weaponizing the FBI – as happened in Virginia recently when the FBI placed “spies” in more conservative “Latin Mass” churches, until a whistleblower disclosed this fact publicly, after which this spying was supposedly stopped and the FBI policy memo was quietly withdrawn.  

Unfortunately, most people have a very obscured understanding of the difference between right and wrong, between the true and the false, and between good and evil.  Such people (and their parents and their children) have been “educated” in an educational system which, for the past 70 years, has been predominantly left-wing.

The planned convulsions in society, the riots, the attacks on the family, and the full-tilt assaults on every aspect of our culture are all direct results of failure to follow Our Lady’s command at Fatima.

Not a rosy picture, is it?  Were it not for realizing that God knows what is going on here in the world He created, it would be panic-time.  As it is, He expects us to keep up the good fight and trust in His love for us.  Thus, our job is to live the Catholic life and hold the Catholic Faith without any compromise.  Let us do this without fear!

[1]           Mother of Christ Crusade, Fr. John de Marchi, I.M.C., (Published by the Mother of Christ Crusade, 1947,) Chapter V.

[2]           Mother of Christ Crusade, Fr. John de Marchi, I.M.C., (Published by the Mother of Christ Crusade, 1947,) Chapter V.

[3]           For an analysis of why the pope’s 2022 “consecration” did not fulfill Our Lady’s command, read this article: