Some readers shared with me an opinion which briefly sounds as the following:
“The Italian magazine “Chiesa Viva” is a result of Padre Pio's (May 25, 1887 - September 23, 1968) request to Fr. Luigi Villa (February 3, 1918 - November 18, 2012) to expose the Vatican II Freemasons and their plot to destroy the Church. So it was Padre Pio who asked Fr. Luigi Villa to create Chiesa viva.”
The “Chiesa Viva” Review mostly focuses on Freemasonry within the Vatican II church, and speaks of heresies as a piece of “work” of Freemasonry.
The “Chiesa Viva” criticizes the Vatican II "popes". Nevertheless these “popes” are also recognized by the magazine as true Popes.
At least three questions can arise:
- Did Padre Pio really ask Fr. Luigi Villa to create “Chiesa viva”?
- Is "Chiesa viva" a Catholic magazine?
- Who really asked Fr. Villa to create the “Chiesa viva” magazine?”
Before I present my answers I would like to ask the readers not to view them as an insult to anyone's name or memory, but for the sole purpose of presenting answers to the above questions and a point of view, based on logic and facts.
According to publishers of “Chiesa Viva” it was Padre Pio who was an informal spiritual authority who inspired Fr. Luigi Villa “to defend the Church of Christ from the work of Freemasonry, especially the ecclesiastical”.
Fr. Villa founded the “Chiesa Viva” in 1971 three years after Padre Pio’s death.
It is also very important to emphasize here that from the very foundation the policy of the “Chiesa Viva” was exactly the same as that of the SSPX and the Recognize-and-Resist movement inside the Novus Ordo church (The Wanderer and The Remnant Newspapers), i.e., unambiguous acceptance of the Vatican II “popes” as true Popes.
In fairness it must be said that Abp. Lefebvre, the founder and very first superior of the SSPX, sometimes admitted that Vatican II "popes" could be non-popes after all (see the hyperlinks at the end of this article).
Therefore, the policy of the “Chiesa Viva” reflects the R&R policy.
“Chiesa Viva” attributes to Padre Pio an implicit authorship of completely non-Catholic idea, according to which the Pope, Vicar of Christ, can be a Freemason or a longtime public Heretic without losing his Pontificate.
In fact, this idea of a “Pope-freemason” rests on a legend by publishers of the “Chiesa Viva”.
In 1956 Fr. Villa had his first meeting with Padre Pio at San Giovanni Rotondo, where Padre Pio gave an assignment Fr. Villa:
“You must dedicate your entire life to defend the Church of Christ from the work of Freemasonry, especially the ecclesiastical [Freemasonry].”
“In the second half of 1963, Father Villa had his second meeting with Padre Pio. As soon as he saw him, Padre Pio said: «I have been waiting for you for a long time!» Padre Pio complained about the slowness with which Father Luigi had been proceeding with his assignment.
At the end of the encounter, Padre Pio embraced Father Villa and said:"Courage, courage, courage! for the Church is already invaded by Freemasonry,» adding: «Freemasonry has already reached the Pope’s slippers.» (Paul VI!)" ("Who Is Father Luigi Villa?" by Dr. Franco Adessa, pp. 4, 6)
Well, one can assume that Padre Pio gave that assignment to Fr. Villa.
But there are two very simple reasons according to which it is absolutely impossible to prove that it was Padre Pio who requested Fr. Villa to found "Chiesa viva":
- Since Padre Pio has departed, this is the real invincible obstacle to us to clarify his position. We cannot ask him in person to confirm or refute the “evidence” proposed by “Chiesa viva”.
- Since “Chiesa viva” is a non-Catholic magazine (you will read about it below), Catholics are not obliged to believe in the “evidence” by a non-Catholic source.
The false idea that the Pope can be a Freemason or a stubborn, public Heretic without losing his pontificate is very clearly seen in most issues of the “Chiesa Viva”. According to the magazine every false pope of the Vatican II church is “Successore di Pietro".
Here are just a few quotations from “Chiesa Viva” (the underlined font is mine):
“John XXIII” and “Paul VI”:
Chiesa viva N° 441, SETTEMBRE 2011
“Di Papa Paolo VI ce ne furono due: quello che si è visto e ascoltato nelle udienze generali e private, e quello che ci hanno descritto libri e giornali del suo tempo, sopratutto come iniziatore, con Giovanni XXIII, e continuatore fino alla conclusione del Vaticano II. Noi, però, osiamo dire che Paolo VI fu un Papa che cambiò la Chiesa.” p. 2
(There were two of Pope Paul VI: the one we saw and heard in general and private audiences, and the one that books and newspapers of his time described to us, especially as an initiator, with John XXIII, and continuator until the conclusion of Vatican II. We, however, dare to say that Paul VI was a Pope who changed the Church. – a Google translation)
1963 (3 giugno) Muore Giovanni XXIII. La morte del Papa spinge molti a ritenere opportuno di sospendere i lavori del Concilio Vaticano II.
1963 (21 giugno) Mons. Giovanni Battista Montini viene eletto Papa col nome di Paolo VI.
1963 (30 giugno) Incoronazione di Paolo VI, sul sagrato della basilica di San Pietro.
1964 Paolo VI fu il primo papa a viaggiare in aereo: volò per raggiungere terre lontanissime; è stato il primo papa a visitare tutti i cinque continenti. p. 11
"Chiesa viva" 529, SEPTEMBER 2019
"Therefore, before publishing the text of the article, we consider it appropriate to present some documents that demonstrate the existence of Masonry’s secret plan for the corruption and destruction of the Catholic doctrinal teaching in seminaries. This plan had to be carried out by treacherous monsignors and cardinals all identified with acronyms belonging to Freemasonry – as shown in the following documents – and led by the supreme leader Msgr. Pasquale Macchi personal Secretary of Pope Paul VI." p. 2
“John Paul II”:
Chiesa viva, N° 430, SETTEMBRE 2010
"(16 ottobre 1978 - ore 17.15 circa) Il Cardinale Karol Wojtyla viene eletto Papa. È il 263° Successore di Pietro." p. 13
"Chiesa viva" 530, OTTOBRE 2019
"Per questo, credo sia opportuno accennare, qui, alla dottrina della devozione a Gesù Misericordioso, come la propose la polacca Suor Faustina Kowalska, che fu subito un continuo e accalorato agire di Papa Giovanni Paolo II, durante tutto il suo Pontificato, e che ebbe ampia diffusione in tutta la Polonia." p. 2
“Chiesa viva” N° 457, Febbraio 2013.
2005 (19 aprile) Da un Conclave straordinariamente breve – durato solo 26 ore – Joseph Ratzinger emerge come 265° successore al Soglio di Pietro nella storia della Chiesa Cattolica Romana. p. 8
Only an exception is made for "Pope Francis" who is presented as THE ANTIPOPE on the pages of the same magazine.
This is not surprising, because it's just one of the latest fashion trends within the Novus Ordo, which is supported by the “Chiesa Viva” as well.
According the “Chiesa Viva” “Pope Francis” is the antipope because the true Pope is still “S.S. Benedict XVII”:
“Chiesa viva” N° 496, September 2016
THE ANTIPOPE SELF-PROCLAIMED “POPE FRANCIS”!
According to the “Constitutio Apostolica de Sede Vacante” promulgated by Pope Pius XII on 08/12/1945, par. 99, THE ROMAN POPE CANNOT RESIGN.
CONSEQUENTLY THE RESIGNATIONS OF S.S. BENEDICT XVI IS “RES NULLIUS” [NULL] AND SO THE ELECTION OF THE ANTIPOPE, THE VENERABLE MASTER MASON CARDINAL JORGE MARIO S.J. BERGOGLIO, IS NOT ONLY ILLEGAL BUT NULL AND VOID. p. 11
Therefore, “Chiesa viva” in no way can be called the Catholic magazine.
Analyzing the booklet "Who Is Father Luigi Villa?", which is a special "Chiesa viva" issue by Dr. Franco Adessa, I found in it some facts refuting, or at least, questioning Padre Pio's mediation in the creating of the "Chiesa viva".
The author of the booklet emphasizes this very much that it was namely Padre Pio, who requested Fr. Villa to fight ecclesiastical Freemasonry. As Padre Pio was a highly respected and regarded a very insightful priest, Fr. Villa took his words seriously as a prophetical command to fulfill a very important mission entrusted to him by God himself.
According to Dr. Franco Adessa, Fr. Villa was born in 1918, and ordained priest, on June 28, 1942.
His first meeting with Padre Pio took place in 1956, when Fr. Villa was 38 years of age, having 14 years of the Catholic Priesthood.
Being 45 years of age, having 21 years of the Priesthood, Fr. Villa had the second meeting with Padre Pio in 1963.
During those two meetings Padre Pio said Fr. Villa that he “must dedicate his entire life to defend the Church of Christ from the work of the Freemasonry”, and Fr. Villa as quite an experienced priest, had to understand correctly the meaning of Padre Pio’s request.
But all the actions of Fr. Villa after his (alleged) meetings with Padre Pio indicate that he acted contrary to Padre Pio's request. He agreed, but acted quite the opposite.
Fr. Villa received diplomas of a re-education course at higher schools, which at that time already belonged to the Vatican II Freemasonry.
In 1963 (the year of the first meeting) Fr. Villa received a diploma at the University of Fribourg.
Two and half years after Padre Pio’s death, Fr. Villa graduated at the Lateran University in Rome, on April 28, 1971, when he was 53 years of age, having 29 years of the Priesthood.
It is seems completely illogical that the priest, who was entrusted a mission to fight Freemasonry, instead receives diplomas at the Vatican II universities, owned and headed by the same Freemasonry that he was to fight against.
Such priest had to see very clearly that a pre-Vatican II University and the Vatican II University actually are two different universities.
In September 1971, Fr. Villa published the very first issue of the “Chiesa viva”. That event happened in the same year he graduated at the Lateran University, “reformed” by Vatican II Freemasonry.
A graduate of two universities, that were owned, headed, controlled, and financed by the Vatican II Freemasonry, Fr. Villa was completely dependent on them.
He already was at age when a man, especially an experienced priest, is able to distinguish good from evil. When Fr. Villa did not follow Padre Pio’s request, and instead received re-education at the Vatican II Freemasonic universities, it could only mean that he deliberately rejected good in favor of the evil.
Instead of defending the Church of Christ from the ecclesiastical Freemasonry, the “Chiesa viva” became the mouthpiece of the same Freemasonry.
For forty eight years of existence of the "Chiesa viva", the main false idea that is engraved into the minds of its readers is that: "The Vatican II popes are Freemasons and heretics, but despite this, they are true Popes and successors of St. Peter".
This non-Catholic idea permeates within most of issues of "Chiesa viva" with red bold lines, and only pseudo Catholics, because of a weak theological vision, are unable to see them.
According to the above mentioned facts this may mean one of two things:
- Padre Pio’s request to Fr. Villa is a myth, invented by the “Chiesa viva” real owners for deception of its readers.
- Fr. Villa deliberately had rejected Padre Pio's request.
Anyway, answering the question “Who really asked Fr. Villa to create the “Chiesa viva” magazine?” we have every reason to say that “Chiesa viva” is the result of a request from the Vatican II University owners to its graduate, Fr. Luigi Villa, who was the permanent director of the magazine for forty-one years, from 1971 to 2012.
“Any PR is good PR”
You may publicly criticize your boss for anything. If, however, despite this you still publicly call him “my Boss”, your criticism is rather an act of hypocrisy in a forty eight years long “soap opera”, where you are one of the actors.
Actually, this “actor” works PR manager of his boss, using the PR principle of the show business - “Any PR is good PR”.
This seems to be the kind of PR in favor of the Vatican II church and its false popes whom Fr. Luigi Villa and his "Chiesa viva" team advertise since 1971 until now, 2019.
A Brief Conclusion:
Q: Did Padre Pio really ask Fr. Luigi Villa to create “Chiesa viva”?
A: It is absolutely impossible to prove that it was Padre Pio who requested Fr. Villa to create "Chiesa viva".
Q: Is "Chiesa viva" a Catholic magazine?
The “Chiesa Viva” criticizes the Vatican II "popes". Nevertheless these “popes” are also recognized by the magazine as true Popes. Therefore, “Chiesa viva” in no way can be called the Catholic magazine.
Q: Who really asked Fr. Villa to create the “Chiesa viva” magazine?”
A: “Chiesa viva” is the result of a request from the Vatican II University owners to its graduate, Fr. Luigi Villa. In September 1971, Fr. Villa published the very first issue of the “Chiesa viva”. That event happened in the same year he graduated at the Lateran University, “reformed” by Vatican II Freemasonry.
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