Based on the Writings of Father Luigi Villa, Th.D
and the Book Who is Father Luigi Villa?
by Dr. Franco Adessa
Published by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success
Phone 262-567-0920

Assembled and Integrated by Pauly Fongemie


Part 1

Who Is Father Luigi Villa?

He was born in Lecco, Italy, February 3, 1918 and ordained a priest on June 28, 1942.

Known for pursuing vocations and as a lecturer and preacher, particularly with youth, he became the target of the Fascist party leader, Farinacci who issued a death warrant against him. Thanks be to God an official in the Ministry of Justice warned a confrère of Father Villa, who was able to escape through a window just as the jeep with six heavily-armed men arrived. During the war he was able to rescue 57 Jews from the Nazis.

In Bari he had a friend, a chaplain, Fr. Berni who wanted to take him to San Giovanni Rotondo to meet with Padre Pio. But Fr. Villa was reluctant. Then he turned and saw a magnificently featured man who told him to go as Padre Pio was waiting for him. Then the "man" disappeared before his very eyes. So he went to the convent into the area of the Padre's room where he noticed a strong scent of flowers. A passing friar say, "A good sign, good sign."

When Padre Pio came he answered Fr. Luigi's list of questions which he had assembled while he was waiting for the revered friar. At the conclusion of their meeting Padre Pio urged Father Villa to dedicate his life defending the Church from the work of Freemasonry, especially Masons in the hierarchy, which he knew existed. Padre Pio further told him to go the Bishop of Cheti, Msgr. Bosio, who then went to the Vatican. Pope Pius XII gave his approval for the mandated mission and Fr. Villa was told to get a degree in theology and was placed under the direction of Cardinal Ottaviani, prefect of the Holy Office, among other Cardinals.

These Cardinals had to guide him and educate him. He was warned that under no circumstances ought he associate himself with Montini [the future Pope Paul VI]. Bishop Bosio told Father Villa that Montini was on the side opposite of humanity. The Bosio family was long acquainted with the Montini family and so knew well what he was talking about. The Bishop incardinated Fr. Villa into his diocese in 1957.

In the second half of 1963 Fr. Villa had his second meeting with Padre Pio who told him that "I have been waiting for you for a long time." He thought that the priest was taking too long a time but he continued to press him on, saying "Courage, courage, courage! for the Church is already invaded by Freemasonry." He then added, "Freemasonry has already reached the Pope's slippers." [Paul VI!]

During these years Father Villa worked secretly under Card. Ottaviani, documenting senior officials of the Catholic Church into Freemasonry. Thus he was well-known in Police Headquarters and other similar agencies. In September, 1978, during the 30 day Pontificate of Pope John Paul I, the "List of Pecorelli" appeared in the Political Observer, the magazine of lawyer Mino Pecorelli, which was no surprise to Fr. Villa, because the Vatican had already learned of some of them and they had been removed prior to the publication of the list.

One of the most notorious cases was that of Card. Joseph Suenens, who was driven from his Brussels headquarters. Not only was he a Mason he was married and living with a son. Another Cardinal Mason was Achille Lienart. Both were liberal periti of Vatican II. Lienart was instrumental in the election of Pope Paul VI. Others on the list were [1] Annibale Bugnini, architect of Pope Paul VI's New Mass, who triumphantly proclaimed that with the New Mass, "The Catholic Church has been conquered." Spoken like a true Mason. Bugnini had originally been deposed, then put back in power, then, when the notoriety was too great for even the Masonically-inspired Paul VI, he was sent into "exile." But the damage was done!

[2] Agostino Casaroli, a public supporter of the pantheist-heretic Theilhard de Chardin, served as Secretary of state under John Paul II.

[3] Jean Villot, who also served as Secretary of State.
[4] And many many others, a few the Catholic in the pew might recognize, mostly not, but the number of Cardinals with validated Masonic membership is staggering and proof that the aims of Masonry to conquer the Church for its own goals and its boast that it did not need an actual Masonic Pope, only one in league with their ideas and willing to have Masonic ties including in the episcopacy, was not an idle threat.

After the death of Pope Pius XII a new phase, which was Father Villa's "Way of the Cross" began. The policy was now "Ignore him and make him ignored." He would survive with the help of God seven assassination attempts.

One day Father sought and obtained an audience with Pius XII who received him warmly. But under Paul VI he was publicly ignored - the Pontiff would not even look at him, even when taking books from the priest.

To fight the intense battle that Padre Pio had entrusted to him, Father needed a public means that would be free of ecclesiastical pressure. Bishop Bosio suggested that he join the Order of Journalists and found his own magazine, which he did. That publication is Chiesa viva.

It has correspondents from the various continents. The first issue was released in September, 1971. In Vienna
on December 14 of that year he encountered Card. Joseph Mindszenty who had been publicly humiliated and degraded by Paul VI since he did not support the Pontiff's pro-Communism dealings, and had left Rome. The Cardinal read the entire first issue of Chiesa viva and was so enthusiastic that he put his signature to the copy he had read. At the end of the meeting, a two and a half hour interview he told Father Villa: "Believe me, Paul VI delivered entire Christian countries into the hands of Communism."

The war against Father Villa and his magazine was renewed. The Mason, Pro-Secretary of State, Msgr. Giovanni Benelli authored the strategy mentioned above, "Ignore him and make him ignored."

This was not enough for the Masonic hierarchy, they wanted to silence his voice altogether and that of the magazine.

PROF. VON HILDEBRANDBut Chiesa viva did not receive a frontal attack because its deputy Director was the renowned Professor Dietrich von Hildebrand, a converted Jew, whom Paul VI knew and feared. Pope Pius XII had called him informally the twentieth century "Doctor of the Church." So Benelli wrote a letter to each theologian who worked for the magazine ordering them to cease their association. Father Luigi learned of this action of the Holy See and he knew that it would be a "scorched earth policy" from then on.

His enemies, with the help of the type of clergy who prefer a life without hassle, began the campaign of slander: the good priest was suddenly "lazy, fascist, anti-Semite, and outside-the-Church." Sound familiar? He was also hailed as a "heretic", and "extreme" and "a destroyer of Charity."

This was the warm up session. Phase 3 were the late night telephone calls of insults, more slander and profanity. These lasted a long time. Chiesa vive continued unperturbed. He would not be silenced. This was when the assassination attempts began. We will describe but three of them:

[1] Father Luigi Villa was returning from Rome to Brescia by car. Just before reaching the city of Arezzo, the road on the right borders a sheer drop of more than 100 meters. This was then that he realized another car had been following him and as the approach to the drop came, that car came along side and tired to edge him off the cliff. By Divine Providence, a police car approached and went past Father Villa and the other car. Father beeped his horn and as he did so the side-swiper sped off in haste. When Father related this episode to Card. Palazzino in the presence of a Professor, named Gedda, the Professor replied, "So we are at war."

[2] Again Father was traveling by car to visit with his friend Father Berni in Vincenza. He left the highway for the road that led to Father Berni's residence, when suddenly his limbs - hands and legs - were paralyzed. Someone had given him a drug, but he did not where or whom. At a bend in the road, Father, whose eyes were wide open, saw the car pitch toward a deep canal. Everything past before as a dream, he was paralyzed and could do nothing to help himself, when just as the car reached the canal, it came to an abrupt stop on its own. It was a miracle! As soon as the car stopped, the paralysis dissipated. The car restarted, too and he was able to drive on his own without further hindrance. Whatever drug he had been given him had worn off.

[3] Some months later Father paid a visit to a priest, whom he thought was friendly, but after finishing lunch with a cup of coffee, he went home - during the trip he began to feel sick, so much so that he had to see his doctor immediately who said that he had been poisoned. Father was in danger of death but the doctor pulled him through. Just before this incident the issue of "Chiesa", No. 231, Luglio-Agosto [1992] N. 7, was published with the list of Mason Cardinals and other Vatical officials. Below is the picture on the cover, that of St. Michael the Archangel.

This issue had a presentation by magistrate Carlo Agnoli who says:

" ... Father Esposito informs us that among the protagonists of the bilateral dialogues between representatives of the Church and Masonry, which took place between 1966 and 1977, there was the Salesian Don Miano, Secretary of "the Secretariat for non-believers"... It was Paul VI who encouraged these meetings."
During the Pontificate of John Paul II. "Chiesa" denounced the membership of Card. Casaroli in Freemasonry; when a prelate showed this information to the Pope, he said, "I know, I know, but I do not know who to put in his place."

Casaroli was the head of not one, but four Masonic Lodges in the Vatican.

Because the Masonic cardinals were so strong they influenced the elections of the Popes. After the death of Paul VI, a Card. Siri had the most votes in the first round, but the Masonic group was able to sop his election, but there was no agreement among them, so Card. Luciani [pictured left] was the compromise. After his sudden death in just a month Fr. Villa asked one Card. Palazzini, who could be trusted, to have an autopsy conducted. All three examinations concluded "Assassination!"

After the Pope's untimely death, Siri and Benelli [for the Masonic wing] clashed once more. But this time there was no compromise candidate because the Masons had already predetermined the final outcome - Wojtyla, and with his election Card. Casaroli, would later become the most powerful Mason in the Vatican as Secretary of State under John Paul II.

"Chiesa" still maintained a vigilant, stalwart staff because there were officials of high position in the Vatican who were outspoken about the goings-on of a sinister and or dubious nature and supported Father Villa's Review.

One of these was Msgr. Sarale who wrote for both "Chiesa" and Osservatorio Romano.

Msgr. Sarale worked in the Secretariat of State between 1978 and 1995, the year of his strange death.

In the last years of his life, he denounced the growing crisis in the Church in Osservatorio.
He was in touch with Father Villa through letters on sensitive issues and current topics that were of great interest. He was also courageous because he took 50 copies of "Chiesa" every month and which he distributed within the Secretary of State dicastery; he went so far as to defend Fr. Villa in front of senior prelates and the Pontiff.

One day Msgr. Sarale developed an ailment in his knee and the doctor he saw for it gave him injections. He got worse not better and he saw his own doctor who determined that the injections were causing cancer - no reputable doctor would do such a thing. He died following an operation for the cancer. That doctor who gave him the injections may have been the doctor for John Paul II. All anyone knows is that John Paul II's doctor was found to be incompetent and was dismissed.

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