We heard from two folks in the mailbag, which overflows at times (excuse delays answering).
First, from our good friend, Jesse Romero, a former L. A. sheriff deputy who specializes in deliverance (having seen his more-than-fair share of possessions in crack houses and jails, including a stint watching the infamous “Night Stalker”; see previous story). Romero, who now lives and ministers in Arizona, sent us a report on attendance with his wife at the protest, in Scottsdale, against Satanists who were holding a public conference. (Rebuke the picture above!) It was expected to be the largest such gathering ever.
Says Jesse of it:
“About 300 Catholics met on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (February 11-13, 2022) in front of the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale. It was peaceful and very orderly. Kind of reminds me of the three hundred men from the book of Judges 7:5-7 who defeated 15,000 Midianites. The fact that we were three hundred Catholics was not a coincidence: it was a God-incidence.
“Two Catholic priests joined us lay Catholics in praying supplication and prayers of petition.
“We prayed all four mysteries of the Holy Rosary, the chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel, the chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus, the chaplet of the Divine Mercy, beautiful litanies to Our Lady, Saint Joseph, the Blood of Jesus, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, singing Latin hymns in between.
“We saturated the atmosphere with ‘the sweet aroma of Christ’ (2 Corinthians 2:15) for three days straight and intentionally united our prayers from noon to 3 p.m. (the hours of Our Lord redeeming the world on Calvary). Also, we heard reports of some sizable groups of non-Catholics showing up after 4 p.m. to pray and evangelize (about 75 to 100 of them).
“There were reports of hundreds of people at the satanic convention, including satanists, witches, atheists, and secular humanists in the hotel. Outside were Protestants, some anti-Catholic but many very supportive; they also were here to resist the evil in the convention.
“I felt like Saint Paul walking into Ephesus (Acts 19:29: ‘the city was filled with much confusion’). I could also identify with Saint Paul as he walked into Athens (‘…while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols,’ Acts 17:16).
Our goals were threefold: 1) The faithful offered God prayers of reparation for the evil lectures and evil actions of the satanists inside the ballroom 2) to offer God prayers for the satanists to receive the Grace of conversion and salvation. 3) Lastly, to offer God prayers of protection for the city of Scottsdale. The Bible says love your enemies and pray for those who curse you (Matthew 5:44). “To love is to will the good of another” (Catechism 1766).
“What do we will for the satanists?
“Nothing less than the salvation of their souls, which in the Church is always the supreme law (Canon 1752). I reminded my Catholic brothers and sisters first thing upon our arrival all three days to ‘keep your eyes on Jesus’ (Hebrews 12:2), that we were there for one reason: to pray for the salvation of their souls and let us make our Church shine by conducting ourselves as faithful sons and daughters of the Church as we step into the breach as Catholics in the public square.
“We accomplished our goals through this peaceful prayer rally, all the attendees publicly demonstrating the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. This verse from the books of Acts 18:9-10 (RSV) gave me the courage I needed to stay the course for those three days: ‘Do not be afraid, speak out, and refuse to be silenced; I am with thee, and none shall come to do thee harm; I have a great following in this city.’
“We (Catholics) processed from the Scottsdale Civic Center parking lot with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on a platform held by four men in suits. It looked like a modern-day Ark of the Covenant procession.
“There were many Catholics processing with images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a large Crucifix.
“Our prayers of petition and supplication seem to have had a calming effect on those people around us, even the satanists. 99% of the people passing in their cars gave us the ‘thumbs-up’ sign or waved and honked their horns in approval. The Scottsdale Police department was very accommodating to us and protective. Some friendly protestants even joined us in prayer and stood with us. Other protestants elected to pray far away from us in order not to disturb us and vice versa (since we have a different modality of prayer). Two Protestant pastors complimented us for our organization, our discipline, our physical and spiritual order, and our peaceful witness.
“Many of the Catholic faithful told us it was an incredible spiritual experience, like a high-level, intense retreat. I spent two separate occasions talking and evangelizing with satanists; I also shared the Faith with two ecumenically-minded protestant pastors who were asking me questions about Catholicism. I spoke to four atheists about what Catholics believe. And lastly, I shared the Faith with four Scottsdale policemen who were lukewarm Catholics by their own admission.
“Many attendees told us that the prayer rally was totally Catholic and so this event made them even more proud to be Catholic.”
They told us everyone conducted themselves like followers of Christ.”
“As I was driving home on Sunday after the last day of the prayer rally, I received a call from a friend of mine, Kyle Clement, the case manager and facilitator for the exorcist, Father Chad Ripperger). He told me that Father Ripperger had offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the Catholics in Scottsdale, who were at the prayer rally in reparation for the evil occurring at the satanic conference and for our protection as well.
“I told Kyle to thank Father Ripperger from the bottom of my heart. I believe, in addition, the reason our rally was so successful is because there were thousands and thousands of lay Catholics, priests, and nuns from all over the country praying for us, including twenty-one cloistered orders.
“In our own diocese the bishop recommended that Catholics pray inside every Catholic Church for the protection of Scottsdale; prayers of reparation; and prayers for the conversion of the satanists.
“Everybody who attended the prayer rally has told me and my wife personally that this weekend was life-changing, a moving, powerful experience and a weekend of incredible Grace that they will never ever forget.
“Another point worth mentioning: the Scottsdale Police Department told me that when the satanists were leaving Sunday at 2 p.m. from the hotel, they seemed to be arguing with each other and having heated debates with each other as they were entering their cars and leaving the hotel. The police told me they were not happy; they were not smiling; they were frowning and visibly upset and distressed.
“I can tell you with complete certainty that this was the result of our prayers.
“Catholic prayers projected into the cosmos will disrupt, block, and impede satanic curses, hexes, and incantations.
Psalm 133:1 (RSV) describes what Catholics did on February 11, 12, and 13 in front of the Saguaro Hotel: ‘Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!’”
Yes, Jesse — and when we believers don’t cower before the enemy.
We like the challenge of discernment.
Perhaps you also do. Here are some from a woman who has been identified for years only as “Jennifer” (we once interviewed her), for your cautious discernment only:
“My child, there are great signs from Heaven that come with the changing winds. I tell My children that the enemy no longer hides but seeks to show his power by taking custody of your soul.
“My child, My children need to take this time to use their voices to defend the truth. Heaven is obtained when the truth is lived out on this earth, when the spirit of fear does not take the reins over your heart, mind, and souls, when My children seek to take the path that has been carved out by their Creator instead of waiting in line to be marked for slaughter. It is time to awaken because the hour of greater unraveling is here.
“If the world does not awaken to My Mercy, it will only arise to My Justice. It is time, My children, to live the Gospel message and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Nourish yourselves in the Eucharist, for without nourishment you will not sustain the battle that is coming, for I Am Jesus. Take the hand of My mother, for she will always guide you to My Most Sacred Heart, where you will be protected from a world that seeks to diminish you.
“This world as you see it now is coming to pass. Do not live in fear. Do not lose hope because I have already conquered sin and death through My Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Come live in My light and keep your eyes fixed on eternity, for I promise your reward will be great in Heaven. Pray for those who have not taken heed to My Words of warning. Pray for those who seek the empty rewards of this life and only realize they have wasted time in not fulfilling their mission on this earth.
“Great change is coming, for the world can no longer sustain itself in the lies of the enemy. Pray for those who have guided so many into the darkness of sin. Pray for those who have placed their trust in a world that does not have the promise of eternal life. I Am calling My faithful to remain strong. Pray for My Priests, My Chosen Sons. Now go forth and live in My light, for I Am Jesus, and My mercy and justice will prevail.”
We report; you fathom.