***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"***
***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.