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History and a Historian

     How history can be found

     There came to me a small window of opportunities during my early years of research, and it involved a man who had read the Third Secret of Fatima and knew about Garabandal. 

      The life of Rev. Malachy Martin has come to me in bits and pieces.  Some of the tidbits of information were a result of interviews with Bernard Janzen or his dialogues with radio host Art Bell, and my luck to be able to record what was said on Coast To Coast AM.  That’s over twenty years ago.  In my discovery while researching Fatima and Garabandal, which required diligent research and at times a bit of detective work, I was able to garner information that helped me put things in some order, because of some of these radio recordings made.  

     The order is complex.  At that time, I was not even sure why I was doing the recordings by radio.  It seemed interesting to me at that time, and nothing more.   But, I believe it was worthwhile, although at the time, it did not even seem logical.  There were times when something hits you out of the blue and an idea or connection was in the offering.    One such time occurred in 2006. 

      I had the privilege to hear live Art Bell interview Rev. Malachy Martin several times.

Let us first start with a radio recording I made on March 5, 2006  that I would like to share with you, in which Art interviews a good friend of Rev. Martin (2mins 52 sec).  The following historical information is divided into 5 clips.  The friend is a former surgeon, graduate of Harvard, turned to a priest in 1997, Rev. Rama Coomaraswamy. 

      I had no idea what I was to hear, and it is stunning.  Clip #1.  Clip #2.  

Art Bell bio on Fr Coomaraswamy  (press)

best friend of Fr M Martin  (press)

     The next clip revolves around the story that Rev. Martin was pushed.  Note, not knocked down the stairs.  Clip #3: Art interviewed Kathleen Keating.  This revealed interview occurred before Art Bell interviewed Rev. Coomaraswamy. Incidentally, I have in my possession over 1000 audio cassettes, some concern other topics like sono-luminance or the weather; it will come suddenly, "like a thief in the night."  But as the Book says, "know not when, for it will come suddenly."  Only the fools say there is no God.

Malachi Marin was in the  hospital  (press)

     Here again is the voice of Rev. Coomaraswamy (1min39 sec below) who makes an impressive yet enfolding anecdote about how Malachy Martin got to read the 3rd Secret.

Book of the Apocalypse? We are talking about an event of some 60 years ago.  The Pope was Pope John XXIII who at the time read the Third Secret.  As newly elected Pope, Pope from Oct. 28, 1958-June 3, 1963, John XXIII on August 17, 1959 opened an envelope written by Sister Lucia, ahead of instructions entrusted by her to open it in 1960.  Inside the enclosed room, he allowed his most trusted Cardinals to see it.

Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea, former personal confessor to Pope Pius XII--who did not become Cardinal until Dec. 14, 1959-- was one of them.  Outside the room was Malachy Martin. If this was the date in 1959 that a Rob Marro was told by Malachy that he was asked to wait outside, Malachy heard loud debates from inside; among them were also Ottaviani, Secretary of the Holy Office, Bacci, Lercaro, Monsignor Philippe, Monsignor Capovilla, Belgium Suenens, who advocated for modernization of the garb of Catholic nuns and ordination of married men as deacons, beside Bea. They argued for the next 45 minutes to an hour.  When the doors opened, Cardinal Bea rushed out and in an angry tone told Malachy, “Kommen Sie,” in German, come with me.  According to Robb Marro, Jr, inside a waiting car downstairs is when Bea passed to Malachy to read the 3rd secret, only after he made an oath not to reveal it.


Tracing information as to when Fr, Malachi Martin was given the contents of the Third Secret to read is both difficult and easy.  Also, which version of the Secret was he handed?  From our investigations, there are two parts to the 3rd Secret, and whether he was given one in 1959 or both is not certain, but it is without a doubt, before he was passed on the Secret, was made to swear an oath of secrecy, which to his last days was kept.  He never revealed it to anyone.  From the words of both Rev. Rama Coomaraswamy and his friend Robb Marro, the secret was passed to him in a car.  That is easy to assert, but there is a discrepancy as to the date.  According to Rob Marro, as told by Malachi to him, it was 1959 when he was passed on the Secret from Cardinal Bea.  From the interview from Coomaraswamy, Malachy was in the car when he was passed the Secret, but not from Bea but from John XXIII.  Whether he had meant given to Bea from the Pope then Malachy or, whether it was an entirely different vehicle and timeframe, one cannot be certain.  Was everything  from 1959, involve only 1 passing? 

Or, were there two times that Malachy Martin got to read the Third Secret: one in 1959 is one version, and another time involving another time, another car, and perhaps the other version?  In any event, the timeframe is from 1959-1960, when the whole world was awaiting the release of the Third Secret by the Pope.  It was never released or published to the Public in 1960, and neither was the Consecration exacted as requested. In 1962, the story of Vatican II took place and replaced the Third Secret as headline news.  If you have not seen this superb video link on Vatican II on my web site, this would be a good time to bring you up-to-date.  It is not a generalization, it names names.  Certain points are pretty important.  Vatican II began 1962-1965, with implementation of various reforms that followed, including the liturgy.  


In 1967, the Synod of Bishops were given information on what would become the New Mass, and some voiced a negative opinion, such as Cardinal Columbo who said, “It is difficult to appraise the value of the revised Order of Mass. . . a liturgical text reveals its value only after lengthy experience of it. . . we will have to see therefore whether the young will find the spiritual food that their ancestors found in the old Mass."   Historically, what followed is pitiful.  What we see is that in 1970, the U.S had 59,192 priests with about 70% of Catholics attending Mass, but by 2019—before COVID-19 struck, there were less than 38,000 priests in the Catholic Church in the U.S. and 21% of U.S. Catholics attended Mass.  Similar statistics appeared worldwide. 

Cardinal Cicognani, who was the Secretary of State, 1961-1969, said, “The beginning of the Mass seems, empty. . .why have the names of Our Lady, St. Michael the Archangel. . .St. John the Baptist removed?”  Cardinal Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster in this time period believed, “The New Mass will reduce parish organizations. . . to mostly women and children.”   The response of Cardinal Bugnini, was unpublicized: “It is not easy to cut one’s ties with age old practices. . . . The road to union with our separate brethren—the Protestants—is to remove every stone from the Liturgy, every prayer from the Mass that could even remotely be an obstacle or difficulty.”  All leaders of Vatican II and the Sacrosantum Concilium have passed away, by 2023 however, it is sad to report, U.S. Catholics attending Mass, especially among the young, the kids, have fallen further to about 17.3% some sources state, unverified, as unbeknownst to them, about 40 scripture verses were removed from the original Mass; only about 13% of the older Missal were kept, according to this video, including, unbelievable as it may sound, the idea of repenting was dropped. 

Profoundly, certain passages to the fires of Hell, go missing thanks to Vatican II’s changes, and more can be said, so listen to the video.  Vatican II was one of the most important events in world history, and the stats that followed, regarding things Catholic, is not as some would like you to believe, that only greater things for the Church ensued.   This ebook covers the span of six decades.  But, unfortunately, within those six decades is a corresponding decline of many things Catholic in history.   As a teenager of the 1970s, I knew nothing of this, and most probably the teens and young adults of today know little about all this.


In 2023, it is worthwhile to note that Robb Marro, Jr, whom knew first-hand Rev. Malachi Martin, published a new book with the working title Malachi Martin, Setting The Record Straight.   It will shatter various myths about Malachi Martin.  Marro also released a biographical documentary on exorcism called Hostage To The Devil.  Check them out.  The following link is included for the historical value that it contains.  It is information on Robb Marro who was interviewed exclusively by John-Henry Weston, on April 18, 2023.

Fr Coomaraswamy on Third Secret  (press)

     Here is the voice of Rev. Malachy Martin, who speaks about the Third Secret of Fatima and conversion.  This is a fresh anecdote of history that is found only in this book. 

3 Popes and 3 minutes  (press)

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