Saturday, August 10, 2019

I am a subscriber to Saint Joseph Communications, and over the last few weeks had been receiving emails concerning the forthcoming publication of a book titled: The Devil In the City of Angels - My Encounters With the Diabolical. The following is from one of the promotional emails—it is now on the Tan Books website, as well as the front flap of the dust cover:

“I went from an indifferent apathetic Sunday Mass attending Catholic Christian to an on fire Catholic Christian in a few short years. What reignited my faith? The many encounters I had with the occult and diabolical.” 

So says renowned Catholic apologist and retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Jesse Romero. Now for the first time in print, Romero reveals the harrowing details of his experiences with the demonic while working for the LASD. Discover the true stories of spiritual warfare being waged in the streets and alleys of L.A., including: 

·         Romero’s encounters with Richard Ramirez, the infamous “Night Stalker” 

·         How the Rosary drove out a demon that had taken hold of a young man 

·         What happened when inmates involved in the occult would try to say “Jesus is Lord”

·         How a young man who had committed suicide returned to beg his parents for prayers to release him from the pains of Purgatory 

…and much more. 

I ordered, received and read the book earlier this week. This contribution is quite informative, and could only have been written by one who has personally experienced the extraordinary events that are related within its pages. Included in the book are nine actual encounters with demons, five encounters with practicing witches, what the Bible has to say about witchcraft, a chapter on the new cult Santa Muerte, and one on Santeria.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in how Satan and his followers are attempting to advance his kingdom of darkness in our day—it is truly an 'eye-opener'.

Grace and peace,



Rory said...

Hi Dave!

I think you might find this interesting and in keeping with the subject matter:

You probably have all of Malachi Martin's (MM) book except Windswept House because it seems like a novel. But in the article referenced above, there is a claim that MM said it was 90% fact and 10% fiction.

I like to substantiate that claim. Regardless, I think I want to re-read Windswept in light of developments in my own thinking since I read it perhaps 15 or more years ago. It might be more believable today than it was then.

David Waltz said...

Hi Rory,

Thanks much for the link. Some very disturbing information for sure! I have started rereading Martin's The Final Conclave, which I first read a good three decades ago. Once finished, I then want to read for the first time Martin's Windswept House. When I have finished both books, I hope to share some of my thoughts with you.

BTW, I found four of Martin's books online. The following are the links:

Windswept House

The Final Conclave

Decline and Fall of the Roman Church

Hostage to the Devil

Grace and peace,


David Waltz said...

Hi Rory,

My reflections on Martin’s books has been somewhat delayed. Last Thursday, I purchased a new computer to replace my aging, eight year old one that has been over-heating of late. Installing all of my programs and files has been quite a chore, but it is finally done, and I am now enjoying the benefits of a computer that has three times the storage capacity, and four times the speed of my old one. Now, Martin’s books.

I finished my second reading of The Final Conclave Monday evening. The following are some of my thoughts on the tome. [Note: referenced page numbers will be from the US edition (1978 – my hardback edition), immediately followed by the UK edition, which is the version that is available online in PDF and other formats.]

The first 111/123 pages are primarily historical in nature, focusing on the papacy of Paul VI. I found the following to be quite informative:

>>As far back as the 1930s Giovanni Montini as a young ecclesiastic had been profoundly influenced by a single attitude that would, thirty years later, go a long way toward making him a Pope unlike any Pope before him. It was an attitude first made popular and then repudiated by a French philosopher of great popular appeal, Jacques Maritain. Montini, in fact, willingly wrote an introduction for the Italian edition of Maritain's Integral Humanism.

"Be a witness by service," runs the idea, "but do not think that any other initiative is possible, practical or called for." In practical terms, what integral humanism has to say is that all men and women are naturally good; they will respond to the good and reject the evil if they are shown the difference. The function of Jesus' Church at this stage in human history is merely to bear witness to that difference, not to make superhuman efforts at Catholicizing politics, economics, literature, science, education, social life, or any of the other aspects of human society. Only to witness by service to men and women-without any distinction of creed or race-this is the task of the Church in today's world where a new unity among human beings has emerged; a world which of itself excludes Christianity and the central authority of the Pope as the Vicar of Jesus and the center of world unity.>> (Page 20/23)

On the next page, Martin writes:

>>This integral humanism of Paul 6 permeated the entire policy of his Pontificate.>>

Martin goes on to show that Paul the VI had a definitive disdain for Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. As you well know, it was Paul VI who first promulgated the Novus Ordo (New Order) of the Mass. Pages 31-39/36-46 focuses on Paul VI’s view/s of Lefebvre.

Another important point that Martin drives home was Paul VI’s belief that Marxism would be victorious over the West. This flawed outlook, and his embracing of ‘integral humanism’, were clearly foundational to his liberal views and policies.

The portion of the book after the first 111/123 pages is a fictional portrayal of the future 82nd conclave. The following in particular caught my eye:

>>If to be Christian means professing and maintaining belief in a divine creation of the universe from nothing, in the efficacy of Christ's death as the unique redemption for all mankind from sin and from Hell; and, further, in belief in the Sacraments, in the divinity of Jesus, in his Resurrection, in life after death, in the existence of the soul as immortal and really distinct from the body, then such churches or sects are not Christian at all.>> (Page 150/170)

Will touch on Windswept House in the near future.

Grace and peace,