414px-Benedykt XVI 2010-10-17 4A sign of the End Times?  In the Prophecy of the Last Pope, the name of the Last Pope is said to be “Peter.”  Whether that is his name — or the name he chooses as Pope — is not clear, at least to me.

However, there are a number of candidates amongst the most likely nominees for the next pope whose name happens to be Peter.   At least ONE is a Roman. 

Coincidence?  Beats me!

Where is all this coming from, anyway?

It’s an old prophecy supposedly made by Saint Malachy in 1139.  The prophecy is the result of a vision Malachy supposedly had.  As a result, Malachy created a list of 112 short Latin phrases, which are said to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI’s successor, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome. (Emphasis mine.)

Some say the prophecy was promptly lost in the archives of the Church and not discovered until 1590.

Those Latin phrases Malachy is said to have written describes something about each of the popes and/or some identifying event about their reign.  The phrase that has everyone sitting up and taking notice is the prediction encapsulated in the phrase regarding Peter the Roman’s reign is this:  “In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End.” (SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes

Is this the beginning of the “Alta Vendetta?” 

What IS the Alta Vendetta?  Good Question! 

“In recent history, several Catholic priests – some deceased now – have been surprisingly outspoken about what they have seen as this inevitable danger rising from within the ranks of Catholicism as a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences.

These priests claim secret knowledge of a multinational power elite and occult hierarchy operating behind supranatural and global political machinations. Within this secret society are sinister false Catholic infiltrators who understand that as the Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of the world’s population and over half of all Christians, it is indispensable for controlling future global elements in matters of church and state. The dark forces seek to fulfill a diabolical plan they call “Alta Vendetta,” which is set to assume control of the papacy and to help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshiping Antichrist.”  SOURCE:  http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?tag=alta-vendetta

It is unthinkable that a new Pope would take the name of Peter II.  But — he wouldn’t need to under this scenario:  “It is likely that Peter the Roman will take on the Papal role without putting on the Papal robe.

But how could this be?

It is likely that a catastrophe at the Vatican – probably a “terrorist” attack” (most likely a false flag operation) will wipe out most of the top leadership of the Church during either a consistory or a conclave of the College of Cardinals (a horrific event that would fulfill the terrible vision Pope Pius X experienced while in a trance in 1909).

As a result of such a disaster, it is likely that with no viable College remaining to elect a new Pontiff, a surviving official of the Roman Curia will succeed to the highest leadership vacancy in the Church but not as Pope. Since he will not rise to the Papacy itself but will become in effect the top caretaker of the Church, it will not be necessary for him to assume a new Papal name such as Peter. Thus he will keep the name he has had since his birth in Italy and that name, given to him by his parents, already is Peter (Pietro).”  SOURCE:  http://www.the-truth-ministries.us/Petrus%20Romanus%20The%20Final%20Pope%20Is%20Here/

To be clear — I have NO IDEA what will happen, or, for that matter, what will NOT happen. The Vatican is a country unto itself and the Roman Catholic Church has more secrets than the CIA ever dreamed of having. Add to that the fact that this is the first time in, oh, about 600 years that a Pope has actually resigned (1415) this is, for all intents and purposes, new territory we are ALL exploring.

This will be a learning experience for all of us.  The intricacies of electing a new pope is fascinating. 

I have seen rather a large number of popes come and go in my lifetime and it never fails to grab my interest even though I claim membership in the church that bears the name of the Great Reformer — and a royal pain in the derriere of the Roman Catholic Church — Martin Luther.

Between now and Easter morning, the High Holy Day of the Christian Church, the eyes of the world will be turned to Rome, to the Vatican to be precise, and eventually, we will all be watching that well recognized chimney for the black smoke — or the white smoke — as we watch and wait for the new Pope to be elected.  Who will deliver the Easter message?  Peter?

If his name, indeed, IS Peter,  then, as my ole pappy used to say, “Son, it’s too wet to plow now!”

Just so we are clear … I offer these few comments only for your consideration as this is sure to be a topic of discussion between now and the selection of a new Pope. We strongly suggest one should place one’s faith only in the prophecies mentioned in the Holy Bible –  and not in the word of man.  

© J. D. Longstreet J. D. Longstreet is a conservative “Carolina Boy.” A Southern American (A native sandlapper (South Carolinian) and an adopted Tar Heel — A North Carolinian) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First.”  J. D. Longstreet is a very proud direct descendent of several Confederate soldiers.  He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an “in the field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.  Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” to express and exercise his faith.

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