***Now here's where you begin to leave reality behind***

When the priest pronounces the tremendous words ofconsecration, he reaches up into the heaven, brings Christ down fromHis throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as thevictim for the sins of man. It is a power greater than that of monarchsand emperors. It is greater than that of saints and angels, greaterthan that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed, it is greater than thepower of the Virgin Mary. While the blessed virgin was the human agencyby which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest bringsChrist down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as theeternal victim for the sins of man-not once, but, a thousand times! Thepriest speaks and lo! Christ the eternal and omnipotent God, bows Hishead in humble obedience to the priest's command.

***You neglected to mention it can also mean "pregnant woman"***

Interesting if true, but not relevant.

***Of course, the Cup of the Blood of Christ, see John Chapter 6***

That the papacy of the Catholic Church,the Bishop of, attempts to rule the world from Rome(fulfilling the prophecy) is so obvious on the face of it that ithardly seems to call for any documentation, but we will let a recentpope be heard on this issue:

***Still talking about Pagan Rome***

Under ecclesiastical Rome, the Vaticanhas been considered within the walls and city limits of Romesince the middle of the 9th century. So as can be seen, Patrick Madridin his book is not telling the whole story to hisreaders. He is leaving out pertinent facts, since the Vatican has been the city limits and walls of Rome for well over 1000 years.

***A lie, straight out. The woman of Revelation 17 is Pagan Rome, under Emperor Dominicus***
***Pagan Rome (unlike the Christian Rome which followed) controlled many different nations***

However, according to a Vatican curator:

5. "Responsible" has at least two meanings: (1) "isthe accountable cause of" -- as in "Jones is responsible for the bank robbery;he planned it and forced the others to join him"; and (2) "is mature" --as in "she behaves very responsibly for a six year-old. "Irresponsible"is the opposite of (2), not of (1). In fact, "irresponsible" even implies"responsible" in meaning (1) of the person it describes sometimes. To actirresponsibly is to act immaturely when one should have done better andis oneself responsible for not doing so. To behave irresponsibly is notto be blameless or unaccountable for an act; it is to be immature -- outof selfishness, laziness, or whatever -- when one ought to be mature, andwhen one is to blame or accountable for one's immature behavior and theact it engenders.

Quite the contrary, the Vatican proudly proclaims it is this city by its very name.

Again, this Tradition is precisely what the prophecy speaks of.

I have left to last what seems to me to be the most difficult question,the question of how much value to put on a genetic parent's desire thathis or her baby not be allowed to mature to birth, especially when thatembryo might, in the near future, be viable, whether naturally or by fetaltransplant or technological maintenance. One kind of example would be theembryo of a rape victim who, I have already argued, should have the rightto have the fetus removed from her body if she chooses. If, onceit is so removed, it could be maintained until "birth" or maturation,shouldit be if the genetic mother does not want her genes mixed with those ofthe rapist. Similarly the case of a deformed fetus or even simply of anyunwanted, non-negligently conceived fetus. To what extent should our geneticoffspring be ours or our total responsibility; and to what extent shoulda child or embryo be considered simply a separate entity which we do nothave the moral right to have terminated any more than we have the rightto terminate the life of any other person.

***The Prophecy of Revelations 12, if you were telling the truth instead of lying***

Essay on “Bartleby the Scrivener” and "A Sorrowful Woman

The holy fathers, as well in general councils as in theirwritings and doings, have called the Holy Roman Church theuniversal mother, accepting and serving with great venerationthis institution founded by the divine will, this pledge of adispensation to the church, this privilege entrusted in the beginningand confirmed to St. Peter the chief of the apostles.