Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen! This traditional Easter greeting reminds us that the glorious Resurrection of Our Lord from the dead is a most basic truth of our Faith. “If Christ be not risen again,” says St. Paul, “then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. … But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep” (1 Cor. 15:14, 20).
Here at Catholic Family News, the hope of the Resurrection is especially meaningful this year as we observe the first anniversary of John Vennari’s “falling asleep” in the Lord (April 4, 2017). “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again: even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with Him” (1 Thess. 4:13).
Anyone who knew John could testify to his deep love for Our Lord, Our Lady, and Holy Mother Church. A faithful soldier of Jesus and Mary, John longed and worked tirelessly for the “complete restoration” promised by Our Lady of Buen Suceso (Good Success) at Quito (1595-1634) and Fatima (1917). He understood that, just as it was necessary for “Christ to have suffered…so to enter into His glory” (Luke 24:26), so also the Church must endure a bitter “Passion” at the hands of her enemies – most notably, “from sin within the Church” (Benedict XVI, in reference to the Third Secret of Fatima, May 2010).
While he is no longer with us on earth, John’s many years of research, writing, and speaking live on in the resources he left behind. We are pleased to announce that one such crucial resource – The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita – is now back in print! I can truly say, without exaggeration, that this booklet changed my life. It opened my eyes to the Modernist revolution – its history, its victory at Vatican II – and how faithful Catholics must respond. But beyond the crisis, John’s booklet also gave me hope for the future through the promised triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.
Subscribe or renew your subscription to Catholic Family News today and receive a free copy of John’s booklet – The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita – to equip yourself with the truth about the Church’s internal enemies, as well as Our Lady’s coming triumph over them. And in your charity, please continue to pray for the repose of John’s soul and the welfare of his family.
Sincerely in the Risen Christ,