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Our Lady of the Roses at Bayside: Veronica Lueken
The messages from Bayside, New York, charge the Catholic Church with failure to disseminate the Fatima messages, create paranoia about ecclesiastical authority and promise relentless chastisements that have never been fulfilled...

Necedah, Wisconsin: Mary Ann Van Hoof
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary shrine at Necedah, Wisconsin, is the apparition site of an entity referred to as “Mama Maria.” The messages are filled with predictions of horrific catastrophes. The site and its messages have been condemned by the Catholic Church. The seer, Mary Ann Van Hoof, had prior involvement in the occult...

The Poem of the Man-God: Maria Valtorta
Maria Valtorta has been lauded by many as one of the greatest mystics of the Catholic Church, but hidden in her thousands of pages of writing are the startling revelations that Jesus does not forgive our sins, that God intended to father the entire human race and that Mary is the Word of God. Valtorta’s writings have been propagated through false apparition sites as a kind of bible for the New Age, which is intended to replace Holy Scripture...

The Queen of Peace, Achill Island, Ireland: Christina Gallagher
The House of Prayer on Achill Island advertises two gifts for those who make a pilgrimage, the “Seal of the Living God” and the “Gift of Solace.” These spiritual “marks” are intended to guarantee a person's salvation. This site also offers the “Matrix medal,” an image that offers special protection during the coming chastisements for those who wear it. The “marks” and the medal are laden with occult symbolism, not surprising, given that those who reject these messages are threatened with eternal damnation...

The Queen of Peace, Medjugorje
The messages of the Queen of Peace of Medjugorje have been spread all over the world as followers recite rosaries to enable her to achieve her plans for peace. Few of them realize there is nothing Christian about these messages, and they have strong ties to the New Age with occult information concerning the coming Golden Age...

Disciples of the Latter Times: Mary Jane Even
Messages from an entity who calls himself Jesus include prophecies that Pope John Paul II would be forced to flee the Vatican, an Anti-Pope would be elected and the Seat of Peter would be moved to Jerusalem. All before the year 2000, there would be a warning, mass suicides, fires, earthquakes, floods, a meteor, plagues of insects, nuclear fallout, acid rain, food shortages, subzero temperatures, the appearance of the Antichrist and a Third World War...

The Marian Movement of Priests: Father Gobbi
The messages given to Father Gobbi through locution contain information about a Millennial Reign of Christ on earth within human history, they promise a rapture for her cohorts and foretold the fulfillment of all prophecies by 1998. One message accuses the late Pope John Paul II of not making the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart as requested at Fatima, suggesting that he was the cause of all the evil in the world...

Our Lady of Carmel: Garabandal, Spain
In 1961 four 12-year-old girls reported visions of an unidentified “angel” near a small village in Cantabria, Spain. The girls were so frightened they fled in tears. Days later, their heads were thrown back at a surprising angle as they said the rosary. Two weeks later a Lady appeared next to a triangle with an eye inside, similar to the Illuminati symbol, and predicted an imminent “Warning, Miracle and Chastisement.” These apparitions had been condemned by the Catholic Church...

The Secret Message of La Salette: Melanie Calvat
The secret message of La Salette has not only never been approved, it was immediately placed on the Index of forbidden books after it was published by Mélanie Calvat in 1879. The message contains a detailed and implausible scenario for the Apocalypse, filled with false prophecy and harsh condemnations of the clergy. The secret message is cited in many modern “messages from heaven” as proof of authenticity...

The Kingdom of the Divine Will: Luisa Piccarreta
The Kingdom of the Divine Will is an earthly reign of peace in which it will be impossible to sin because all people will renounce their free will. The concept is identical to that being channeled by occultists in reference to the reign of the Antichrist. Luisa’s writings contain doctrinal errors and New Age language...

San Damiano, Italy: Rosa Quattrini
The titles of the entity who appeared at San Damiano, which include Queen of the Dead and Mama of the Universe, indicate that her true identity is Isis, the ancient Goddess of the Underworld. Underlying the messages is a menacing tone concerning the world catastrophes to come, as well as the fate of those who do not believe in the apparitions...

Holy Love Ministries at Maranatha Spring: Maureen Sweeney-Kyle
Visitors at Maranatha Spring (named for a red-handled pump called "the Portal to the New Jerusalem") report strange phenomena that include signs in the sky, miraculous photographs and rosaries turning to gold. The messages promise protection from the coming chastisements, state they are the PATH and the WAY to salvation and instruct visitors to kiss the carpet where the visions often took place...

Rosa Mystica, Montichiari-Fontanelle, Italy: Pierina Gilli
In 1947, a Lady appeared in Montichiari, Italy, as Rosa Mystica, promising her special protection and grace for all religious, especially priests. Although the devotion quickly spread, the crisis in the priesthood has steadily increased. Seven thousand priests have abandoned their vocations since the Second Vatican Council and the pedophilia scandal continues to this day. The messages ask for the proclamation of Mary as Co-Redemptrix, which would make a creature equal to Christ in the economy of salvation. The messages, although associated with spectacular signs in the sky, are not approved by the Church...

Shepherds of Christ Ministry, Clearwater, Florida: Rita Ring
The messages from and entity called Jesus, disseminated from Clearwater, Florida, are filled with slang, grammatical errors and consecrations that ask the entity to possess a person’s soul. A nebulous, rainbow-colored image of Mary appeared on the Clearwater Image Building as a sign that the world must listen to the messages from Rita Ring or suffer the consequences. A former victim describes mind control techniques, satanic imagery and worship of the Wisdom Goddess Sophia...

Our Lady of Emmitsburg: Gianna Talone-Sullivan
Our Lady of Emmitsburg predicted that the time of Great Trials and Tribulations would begin in 2003. Things would continue to worsen until God is worshipped and adored by every person. There will be a “Warning” or Illumination, a time when a seal of protection will be placed on those who truly believe, followed by chastisements. There is no mention of the Antichrist’s reign, only a period of peace in which those who refuse to accept the Divine Will will experience divine retribution...

Prepare for the Great Tribulation and the Coming Era of Peace: John Leary
John Leary has compiled thirteen volumes of messages from Jesus and Mary that include prophecies stating Pope John Paul II would be forced to leave Rome and would be replaced by an evil pope. Leary also predicted that the faithful would be forced to flee to refuge centers, and the Antichrist would implant computer chips in our hands to control our minds. He also advised the faithful to stockpile food in preparation...

True Life in God: Vassula Ryden
The messages of Vassula Ryden, whose book employs the New Age name for Lucifer (Bearer of the Light) contain occult messages concerning his Day of Declaration, the moment when all will be able to hear his voice telepathically and be forced to submit to diabolical possession. The messages accuse priests of being responsible for all the crimes and atrocities of the world and threaten those who oppose these messages with eternal damnation...

Order of Saint Charbel: William Kamm, “The Little Pebble”
William Kamm, better known as “The Little Pebble,” claims he was commissioned by Jesus to be the final pontiff of the Catholic Church. In 2005 he was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison after being convicted on four counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old follower. Many members of Kamm’s Order of Saint Charbel have already left the community, while others have gone into hiding. Insiders claim Kamm used brainwashing techniques, including sermons not to question his teaching authority because he was a prophet of God...