Great is the Lord

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. —PSALM 145:3–6

Great is the Lord

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. —PSALM 145:3–6

Mark Mallett




…your merchants were the great men of the earth,
all nations were led astray by your magic potion. (Rev 18:23)

Greek for “magic potion” : φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia) —
the use of medicine, drugs or spells


AN article in the National Catholic Register (NCR) warned recently:

Beware of So-Called ‘Church Approved’ Coronavirus Prevention
Claims of apparition endorsement aside,
such oils have been used for centuries in witchcraft for “protection.”
The article goes on to cite Luz de María de Bonilla, a Catholic mystic and stigmatist and Third Order Augustinian who presently resides in Costa Rica. Regarding what the NCR calls “so-called Church approved” messages, they did in fact receive what is a rare endorsement for a living seer from Bishop of Estelí, Nicaragua. He declared:

The messages in these volumes are a treatise of spirituality, divine wisdom, and morality for those who welcome them with faith and humility, so I recommend them for you to read, meditate upon, and put into practiceI DECLARE that I have not found any doctrinal error that attempts against the faith, morality and good habits, for which I grant these publications the Imprimatur. —cf.

In several messages to Luz de Maria, as far back as 2010, there were bold warnings allegedly from Our Lord and the Blessed Mother that a plague was approaching, including this more recent word:

Pray, My children, pray. Do not forget that disease comes out of laboratories: use whatever I have mentioned to you for your health. (May 20, 2017)

Commenting on the messages she allegedly received from Jesus, Luz de Maria stated:

Brothers, Christ warns us about a virus that will be used as a biological weapon… (October 14, 2015)

Without wading into the debate on the origins of Covid-19, it is enough to say that a growing number of credible scientists are concluding that this coronavirus most likely orginated in a laboratory (see footnote).[1]
The NCR then cites a message given to Luz de Maria from June 3, 2016:

Suddenly, our Mother raises her other hand and human beings appear who are sick with great plagues; then I see a healthy person approaching another who is sick, and they are immediately infected… I ask our Mother, ‘How can we help these brothers and sisters?’ and she says to me, ‘Use the Oil of the Good Samaritan. I have given you the necessary and appropriate ingredients.” Our Mother told me that genuine plagues will come and that we should consume a clove of raw garlic in the morning or oregano oil: these two are excellent antibiotics. If you cannot obtain oregano oil you can boil it and make a tea from it. But oregano oil is better as an antibiotic.

The benefits of garlic and oregano are well documented and so I won’t treat them here. The “Oil of the Good Samaritan”, also known as “Thieves oil”, is named as such after four thieves who used this particular oil blend during the bubonic plague to protect them from the disease and allow them to rob the dead.[2]

The author of the NCR article then makes this conclusion:

Such oils have been used for centuries in witchcraft for “protection” and are touted by essential oil distributors who claim they improves the immune system and protect people from infections such as the flu and viruses… Alternative medicine, such as essential oils, is typically defined as treatments that have not been scientifically tested or have not met the standards of what would be considered accepted medical interventions. This is why Our Lady’s alleged recommendation to use essential oils to prevent contagion is suspect. —, May 19th, 2020



No doubt, the author of this article is well-intentioned. Unfortunately, she is not well-informed. The idea that Heaven would recommend natural remedies finds its basis directly in Scripture. The Archangel Raphael recommends to Tobiah that he apply fish gall to his father’s eyes, “…and the medicine will make the white scales shrink and peel off.” [3] And we read elsewhere:

The Lord created medicines [healing herbs; NAB} from the earth, and a sensible man will not despise them. (Sirach 38:4)

Their fruit is used for food, and their leaves for healing.(Ezekiel 47:12)

…the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.(Rev 22:2)

Precious treasure and oil are in the house of the wise… (Prov 21:20)

Given the aforementioned biblical endorsement of oils and the plants from which they are derived, it is no surprise that the New Age, Wicca, and the like have used oils for occult ends. This is what Satan has always done: mimicked and distorted the good and blessed things of God (more on that in a moment). This is why I wrote that it is time to Take Back God’s Creation! But to suggest that essential oils should, therefore, be abandoned for any medicinal purposes because witches have used them too, and that there is no science at all behind oils, is not only unbiblical but contrary to thousands of years of knowledge about their medicinal benefits.

Applying the same logic as the author of that article, the fact that people carve evil faces into pumpkins each year on Halloween should therefore mean that pumpkins are henceforth evil (and Catholics who eat pumpkin pie are at risk of being possessed). Of course, pumpkins are neither good nor evil; the same with the essence of plants. It’s our intentions in how we use them that may or may not bear spiritual consequences.

The apostolate Catholic Answers states:

A Catholic is free to use essential oils for such things as cleaning or for therapeutic purposes. Even the Vatican is using essential oils to clean and restore works of art on display outside Vatican museums. Essential oils come from plants. These plants contain aromatic oils that—when properly extracted through distillation (steam or water) or cold pressing—contain the “essence” of the plants, which have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes (e.g., anointing oil and incense, medicinal, antiseptic). —

The idea that blending oils is akin to creating a “potion” is also sorely misguided.[4] God orders Moses to do that very thing, giving a careful blend:

The Lord told Moses: take the finest spices: five hundred shekels of free-flowing myrrh; half that amount… of fragrant cinnamon… cane… cassia… together with a hin of olive oil; and blend them into sacred anointing oil… (Exodus 30:22-25)

And Jesus underscores the healing power of oils in the parable of the Good Samaritan:

He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. (Luke 10:34)

So, would Heaven dare to step on the toes of modern science and suggest to its children remedies that are found in God’s creation? Yes, apparently it would. Our Lady opened the ground for the waters of Lourdes to flow, precisely for our healing. In a message given at Lourdes to the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi, which also bears the Imprimatur, Our Lady urges:

I come from Heaven to give you, my sick children, the medicine you need in order to be healed: go and wash at the fountain! —from “The Blue Book”, February 11, 1977

How unscientific of her! But not just Our Lady. Even the Church’s rite of exorcism over holy water invokes protection against plague:

Let no breath of infection and no disease-bearing air remain in these places. —Rite from the Roman Ritual for the exorcism blessing of salt and water

Or do we no longer believe in the power of sacramentals either? It would seem so given that most holy water was poured on the ground as churches closed en masse.

It is also said that St. Raphael gave a recipe for healing that contains “100% pure olive oil, imported from Italy, [which] is boiled with the precise amount of rose petals and rose pestals…”[5] Hundreds of thousands of bottles of this oil blend were created and blessed by the late Fr. Joe Whalen, and countless miracles occurred from those who have used it—including me.[6] While that was a blessed oil, other mystics such as Marie-Julie Jahenny, St André Bessette, Agustin del Divino Corazon, Hildegard of Bingen, etc. also gave heavenly remedies that included essential oils and blends.



Aside from the seeming lack of biblical knowledge on oils, the NCR article claims that the Oil of the Good Samaritan “has not been scientifically tested or has not met the standards of what would be considered accepted medical interventions.” This is perhaps the most surprising statement in the article.

According to the National Institute of Health PubMed base, there are over 17,000 documented medical studies on essential oils and their benefits.[7] Regarding the “Good Samaritan” (Thieves) oil that the NCR takes direct aim at, it has indeed been found to have “anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties.”[8] Clinical studies were conducted on that specific blend at the University of Weber in Utah in 1997. They found it to have as much as a 96% reduction in airborne bacteria.[9] A 2007 study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that cinnamon and clove bud oil found in Thieves may have potential in inhibiting the growth of pathogens like Streptococcus pyogenes, pneumoniae, agalactiae and Klebsiella pneumonia, and may help treat respiratory infections in humans.[10] The Journal of Lipid Research published a study in 2010 showing that the key ingredients in Thieves oil can help regulate inflammation.[11] And 2018 study published in the American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products found that Thieves oil may have cytotoxic effects on breast cancer cells, leading to cell death.[12]

But what is most apparent is that the author, and the majority of people alive today, are seemingly unaware of modern medicine’s historical roots. Before the 19th century, all that doctors used for treating patients was precisely natural remedies, such as plants, herbs, etc. for thousands of years. This was known as “homeopathic” medicine or what today falls under the broader term naturopathy[13]The Egyptians learned the power of essential oils to help the brain release emotional trauma. Chinese practitioners used them in massage therapy. The Greeks and Romans used essential oils in their baths while Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, studied at Cas in Egypt where, again, essential oils were used extensively.

Dr. René-Maurice Gattefossé Ph.D., a chemist, has been called the “father of aromatherapy.” Through a laboratory accident, he discovered, also by accident, the restorative power of lavender oil that healed a burn on his arm completely, without a scar. After further studying the healing properties of lavender, he shared his discoveries with Parisian Dr. Jean Valnet, who used essential oils as antiseptics and antibiotics on the battlefield during WWII. He eventually documented his clinical results in what is commonly regarded as the “encyclopedia of essential oils.” His student, Daniel Pénoël, M.D. with Pierre Francomme Ph.D. wrote the first definitive medical textbook on the science of essential oils. Their work, along with Jean Claude Lapraz, M.D., Radwan Farag, Ph.D., and D. Gary Young N.D. have shown in their research that…

…essential oils have a wide range of chemical constituents, including sesquiterpenes, that have been found to have immune stimulating properties… and that essential oils work most effectively for people whose systems are cleansed from toxins and yeasts in the blood and digestive tract. Those with an alkaline pH in their blood and intestinal tract are likely to experience greater results when they use essential oils. —D. Gary Young, company brochure, 1998

Perhaps Our Lady is on to something?



In my recent article The Pandemic of ControlI explained in part the nefarious beginnings of Big Pharma in Hitler’s Germany. It was in that country in the 19th century where a new breed of treatment was born called “allopathic” medicine. Back then, it was the homeopathic doctors who were doing the scoffing since “allopathic” medicine sought to merely suppress or treat symptoms with drugs and/or surgery rather than treat the root causes of illness and disease. So brutal were the results that the satirists of the day said, “Patients died of the cure.”*[14]

To make a long story short, it was the wealth and power of the Rockefeller family, through substantial grants to universities and “pressure” on governments, that laws were made such that only allopathic doctors could be licensed. After World War II, the very scientists who once worked in Hitler’s labs and concentration camps[15] became integrated in U.S. government programs to advance, in part, pharmaceutical “medicines” and the giant corporations who would sell them.[16] Of note is the occultism[17] in the Nazi party that drove, in part, the horrific “scientific” experiments on humans that involved testing vaccines and drugs.[18]

And what is the fruit of the allopathic approach after nearly two centuries of human experimentation? Prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death.[19] Adverse reactions from vaccines, documented in peer-reviewed studies, becomes countless while a total of 4.3 billion in the U.S. alone has been paid out to a small fraction of the vaccine injured who actually sought compensation.[20] In 2015, the total number of individual prescription medications filled at pharmacies was just over 4 billion. That’s nearly 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States.[21] According to a Harvard study:

Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved… Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from mis-prescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. — “New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages”, Donald W. Light, June 27th, 2014;

So tell me, dear reader, what is the real witchcraft here?

Is it the pharmakeia of modern medicine, or the “healing herbs” and “oil” that are in the “house of the prudent” and the “wise”? Is it the synthetic drugs that mimick and distort God’s creation that are literally killing millions, or is it the ancient remedies that have treated and supported the human race for thousands of years? This is not to say that modern medicine does not have its place at times. But the utter control, suppression and propaganda against natural remedies by Big Pharma and bought-and-paid-for government officials, is the true war on our health.



Going back to our opening verse, St. John writes that “all the nations were led astray by your magic potion.” Other versions say “sorcery.” Yes, today, the “great merchants” ie. the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, George Soros, etc. whose billion dollar investments in chemicals, genetic modification, contraception, vaccines, etc. in order to reduce the population growth of the world and control the food and seed production of the masses… are the actual wizards of our time. St. John writes of this “Mystery Babylon,” a world empire controlled by a handful of men “which has dominion over the kings of the earth.” [22]

The Book of Revelation includes among the great sins of Babylon – the symbol of the world’s great irreligious cities – the fact that it trades with bodies and souls and treats them as commodities (cf. Rev 18:13). In this context, the problem of drugs also rears its head, and with increasing force extends its octopus tentacles around the entire world – an eloquent expression of the tyranny of mammon which perverts mankind. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, On the occasion of Christmas Greetings, December 20th, 2010;

At the conclusion of the NCR’s article, they quote Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center. He says:

With respect to COVID-19, we need to rely on properly conducted research studies, rather than claims of visionaries, as we seek to develop drugs or treatments that will offer protective or therapeutic benefits. God intends for us to use science and medicine to push back disease. —National Catholic RegisterMay 19th, 2020

Yes—but ethical science and authentic medicine. I respectfully submit that perhaps it is the visionaries who are revealing the real deception at this hour and the very ones pointing humanity toward the right path again…

The plague is renewed by those who serve the antichrist—and see how the economy succumbs. —Our Lady to Luz de Maria, (October 11, 2014)

Misused science has come to penetrate the pharmaceutical industry so that it dares to create vaccines contaminated with viruses in order to cause death or disease in human beings. —Ibid. (October 8, 2015)



Taking Back God’s Creation

Science Will Not Save Us

The Pandemic of Control

Oil of the Good Samaritan by Léa Mallett


*James Corbett is producing some excellent, well-researched documentaries on the historic and astonishing roots of modern medicine. The applicable segment related to the above writing starts at 19:00 and runs for about 4:30 minutes (though I recommend the whole documentary).


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I HAVE received numerous letters over the years from people saying, “My grandmother talked about these times decades ago.” But many of those grandmothers have long since passed on. And then there was the explosion of the prophetic in the 1990’s with the messages of Fr. Stefano GobbiMedjugorje, and other prominent seers. But as the turn of the millennium came and went and expectations of imminent apocalyptic changes never materialized, a certain sleepiness to the times, if not cynicism, set in. Prophecy in the Church became a point of suspicion; bishops were quick to marginalize private revelation; and those who did follow it seemed to be on the fringe of the Church’s life in shrinking Marian and Charismatic circles.

Today, the greatest scoffers of prophecy come, not from without, but within the Church. Any notion of even considering these times in the light of private revelation, much less “end times” Scripture, is met with disinterest, if not derision. Which is not at all the attitude of the early Church. Not only did Jesus openly and readily speak about the signs that would accompany the so-called “end times,” but the writings of Peter, Paul, John, and Jude are saturated with the anticipation of the return of Jesus. It wasn’t until that generation of believers began to pass away that the first pope began to direct the budding Church’s eyes to a long-term vision of God’s salvific plan.

Know this first of all, that in the last days scoffers will come [to] scoff, living according to their own desires and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? (2 Pet 3:3-4)

And then he explains:

But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay,” but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (v. 8-9)

The Early Church Fathers picked up on this and merged it with St. John’s Revelation in 20:6:

…they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for [the] thousand years.

Thus, they taught, the “day of the Lord” would not be a 24 hour day, but that symbolic period of “a thousand years”:

…this day of ours, which is bounded by the rising and the setting of the sun, is a representation of that great day to which the circuit of a thousand years affixes its limits. —Lactantius, Fathers of the Church: The Divine Institutes, Book VII, Chapter 14, Catholic Encyclopedia;

That is, the Day of the Lord will have a vigil, a dawn, a midday, and conclude at the end of time with a final clash at twilight (Rev 20:7-10; see the Timeline here). And here’s where it gets really interesting. The Church fathers saw, roughly, that the four thousand years prior to Christ (from the time of Adam) and the two thousand years after Christ, to be symbolic of the six days of creation. Therefore, the “seventh day” or “day of the Lord” would be a day of rest for the Church:

…as if it were a fit thing that the saints should thus enjoy a kind of Sabbath-rest during that period, a holy leisure after the labors of six thousand years since man was created… (and) there should follow on the completion of six thousand years, as of six days, a kind of seventh-day Sabbath in the succeeding thousand years… And this opinion would not be objectionable, if it were believed that the joys of the saints, in that Sabbath, shall be spiritual, and consequent on the presence of God… —St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.; Church Doctor), De Civitate Dei, Bk. XX, Ch. 7, Catholic University of America Press

St. Paul taught as much:

And God rested on the seventh day from all his works… Therefore, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God. (Heb 4:4, 9)

In other words, the Early Church was already pointing to this millennium, the period after 2000 A.D., to inaugurate the Day of the Lord. (Note: while the Church condemned the idea that Jesus would return in this time period to reign on earth “in the flesh,” the Church has never condemned precisely what St. Augustine taught: that the joys of the saints in this period “shall be spiritual, and consequent on the presence of God” in the Eucharist and interiorly within His People. See Millenarianism – What It is and Isn’t)

[John Paul II] does indeed cherish a great expectation that the millennium of divisions will be followed by a millennium of unifications… that all the catastrophes of our century, all its tears, as the Pope says, will be caught up at the end and turned into a new beginning.  —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Salt of the Earth, An Interview With Peter Seewald, p. 237

After purification through trial and suffering, the dawn of a new era is about to break. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, September 10, 2003

The point is this: we do not know the “day or the hour” when Christ will come to reign in us His Church in an Era of Peace,[1] but we will know the proximate time, precisely because He gave us clear signs and teachings to that effect.[2]

So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. (Matthew 24:33)



All that said, there is an awakening today to the Great Storm that is now spreading across the earth. People who once smirked at this “end time stuff” are now reconsidering. Such as this young woman:

I just wanted to write to express my gratitude for your dedication and fidelity to God, His Church, and His people. Your emails along with my personal prayer have been my daily bread. They motivate me to not slip into discouragement and complacency and keep me in a constant state of prayer and offering myself to God for the welfare and salvation of as many as possible. 
I also want to tell you personally to not be discouraged by faithful Catholics who scoff at what you are saying. I admit that I was one of those at one time, so can attest to the spiritual blindness that many people of good faith still have. My mom whom you know, always would forward your emails to us over the years. I would give them a cursory glance, judge them as paranoid/sensational at worst, or “just not for me” at best. What I now see is that the enemy was using my unhealed wounds to distort and prejudge your words (along with much of God’s Word and Mary’s messages) and I never gave them the proper credit. Nevertheless I strove to do Gods will as best as I could, and so God honored this, and at the proper time, the scales were removed and I could embrace your message. 
I have forwarded your emails to several devout Catholic friends. Some have found them deeply helpful, others have had reactions to it the way I used to, which at first shocked and disappointed me until I remembered that, I too, was in their position at one time. I only can pray and trust that their scales will also be removed. I believe they will as they follow God as best as they are able, despite the enemy’s subtle influence on their blind spots. 
My sincere apologies for the persecution you are and have been suffering over the years as, I too, was in a subtle way on that train also. As you know, “no good deed ever goes unpunished”! But have Patience and Courage that your suffering and service to the Church will bear Abundant Fruit in the end! 
P.S. One thing that won me over to opening my mind and heart to your message was your recent testimony on God’s mercy during your visit to Rome. I felt that someone so rooted in God’s love and Mercy was worth hearing. 
I’ve posted the entirety of this letter primarily to encourage those of you who are being persecuted in your own situation for bravely standing as apostles of Christ and Our Lady. You’re trying to wake up family and friends, but some of them don’t want to hear it. Or they throw words back in your face that you are a “conspiracy theorist”, a “nut-job” or a “religious fanatic.”

In our own time, the price to be paid for fidelity to the Gospel is no longer being hanged, drawn and quartered but it often involves being dismissed out of hand, ridiculed or parodied. And yet, the Church cannot withdraw from the task of proclaiming Christ and his Gospel as saving truth, the source of our ultimate happiness as individuals and as the foundation of a just and humane society. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, London, England, September 18th, 2010; Zenit

Don’t be intimidated! Persevere in love, which is like a sword that pierces the heart of the other.[3] They may accept your words, they may reject them. Either way, “love never fails” to evoke some kind of response that stirs the heart, for better or worse. Love never fails to scatter seeds, whether they land on good soil or stones. We are the sowers, but God is the one who makes the seeds grow in His time, His way. But the time is already here, and other events are coming, in which you and I will have to say little more in the way of warning. You don’t have to convince someone that a hurricane is coming when it’s already on top of their house.

I remember a nun who sent one of my writings to her nephews several years ago. He wrote back saying, “Aunty, don’t ever send that crap to me again!” A year later, he re-entered the Catholic Church. When she asked him why, he said, “That writing started it all…” This is why it’s so important for us to be humble, speaking the truth in love. As was said in last Sunday’s Mass readings:

Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil. (1 Pet 3:15-17)



No writing in the past fifteen years has evoked more response than The Pandemic of ControlIt too has helped to awaken many souls to the Storm that is here. I just want to mention that I added a few more facts to that writing so that you could find it all in one place. In particular in the section on population control, where Bill Gates says:

The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. —TED talk, February 20th, 2010; cf. the 4:30 mark

I added the following two paragraphs:

If by “health care” is meant Big Pharma’s drugs, then it’s working. Prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death. In 2015, the total number of individual prescription medications filled at pharmacies was just over 4 billion. That’s nearly 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. According to a Harvard study:

Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved… Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. — “New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages”, Donald W. Light, June 27th, 2014;

Many are awakening right now to The Great Poisoning of humanity, disguised in the friendly words “health care”, “reproductive services” and “family planning.” Many governments and United Nations agencies want to tell us that COVID-19 is the greatest threat to humanity and that every aspect of our lives must now fall under their dominion. As it turns it, it’s the very ones who have penetrated these institutions with their anti-life ideologies that are wreaking havoc on the lives of countless billions in the name of “health care.” St. John Paul II knew this kind of rhetoric was a lie, rooted in what can only be described as a demonic fear driving certain men and women to take unthinkable measures against life itself:

Today not a few of the powerful of the earth act in the same way. They too are haunted by the current demographic growth… Consequently, rather than wishing to face and solve these serious problems with respect for the dignity of individuals and families and for every person’s inviolable right to life, they prefer to promote and impose by whatever means a massive programme of birth control. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Evangelium Vitae, “The Gospel of Life”, n. 16

After I wrote The Pandemic of Controlsomeone sent me the following documentary that goes into some stunning detail about the Rockefellers and Bill Gates and how he has a hand in so much of what is being implemented all over the world. Many of things written in The Great Corralling appear here as well, tying Gates into it in ways I did not realize until now. You can hear it in his own words, said calmly, almost joyfully. Once you get past the short animated introduction, it’s into some serious journalism…

If YouTube has deleted this (cough), find other links for the video here:

Of course, the mainstream media and social media giants are working overtime to utterly discredit and humiliate anyone who thinks outside of their box, labeling them as “extremists”, “conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxxers.” This is not the language of either science  or honest intellects but of control and manipulation. Moreover, the hypocritical standards imposed on the Church at this time of pandemic compared to other organizations or businesses,[4] reveals how deeply the spirit of naturalism has possessed this generation.
It’s precisely what the Scriptures warned us to expect.
But you, beloved, remember the words spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, for they told you, “In the last time there will be scoffers who will live according to their own godless desires.” These are the ones who cause divisions; they live on the natural plane, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. On those who waver, have mercy; save others by snatching them out of the fire; on others have mercy with fear, abhorring even the outer garment stained by the flesh. (Jude 1:17-23)



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1 John 3:1-10

First Reading

1 John 3:1-10

We are children of God

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us,

by letting us be called God’s children;

and that is what we are.

Because the world refused to acknowledge him,

therefore it does not acknowledge us.

My dear people, we are already the children of God

but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;

all we know is, that when it is revealed

we shall be like him

because we shall see him as he really is.

Surely everyone who entertains this hope

must purify himself, must try to be as pure as Christ.

Anyone who sins at all

breaks the law,

because to sin is to break the law.

Now you know that he appeared in order to abolish sin,

and that in him there is no sin;

anyone who lives in God does not sin,

and anyone who sins

has never seen him or known him.

My children, do not let anyone lead you astray:

to live a holy life

is to be holy just as he is holy;

to lead a sinful life is to belong to the devil,

since the devil was a sinner from the beginning.

It was to undo all that the devil has done

that the Son of God appeared.

No one who has been begotten by God sins;

because God’s seed remains inside him,

he cannot sin when he has been begotten by God.

In this way we distinguish the children of God

from the children of the devil:

anybody not living a holy life

and not loving his brother

is no child of God’s.

Reflection for today

Introductory Prayer: Lord, I believe that you have the power to do all things, even the power to change my heart of stone into a heart that loves you unconditionally. The day ahead of me will be filled with countless activities, but I know that your presence will give me the strength to do all the things you have commanded me to do.

Petition: Jesus, help me to obey your command to spread your message.

  1. 1. Trust and Obedience: Obedience and trust in God are not highly touted virtues in today’s society, yet obedience to Jesus’ command to go to Galilee was the door that gave the apostles access to Christ. Any one of the apostles was free to go his own way, but that way would not necessarily lead him to the vision of the Risen Christ. They had trusted him until this point, and they showed by going that they were ready to entrust their lives entirely to his guidance. When we are obedient to the Word of God, to Christ’s teachings, to the teachings of the Church, we are giving God free rein to live in us and to act through us. Obedience of this kind is possible only when we commit ourselves to the Lord, when we trust in him and exercise a living faith that he wishes to guide us through his appointed instruments.
  2. Doubt Is an Invitation: “Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124). Following Jesus is a challenge because he does not always allow us to perceive his presence. At times we see him acting clearly in our lives; at other times we doubt, just as the disciples did. Instead of causing us alarm, moments of doubt in our hearts should be countered by a firm decision to trust in him always. Christ drew closer to them precisely when the disciples doubted. At the moment when their vision was clouded, he reassured them: “All power in heaven and earth has been given to me.” Do I turn my mind and heart to Our Lord as soon as my spirit is troubled?
  3. With God Everything Is Possible: Jesus wants to share his power with us, and he does so through the Sacraments, beginning with Baptism. With his power he also gives us a share in his mission: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Friendship with Jesus is also a commitment to teach others to share in the joy of knowing and loving him. Our relationship with Jesus broadens our horizons because we share in his life and in the life of the Father and of the Holy Spirit. The mission to make disciples of all nations might seem daunting, but God himself is on our side: “Behold, I am with you always.” So, our trust in the Lord widens the narrow horizon of our own self-seeking. We need to commit our ways to the Lord so that we can be loyal instruments of his mercy and love. We are called to fulfill his command to spread his message far and wide.

Conversation with Christ: Thank you, Jesus, for allowing me to share in your life and in your mission. I trust in your loving presence in my life. You are my strength in weakness and my light in darkness. Help me to follow your commandments. In them I find you and I find peace.

Resolution: I will build up charity today by saying only good things about others.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (In Brief)

1485 “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,” Jesus showed himself to his apostles. “He breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained”‘ 

1486 The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance, or reconciliation.

1487 The sinner wounds God’s honor and love, his own human dignity as a man called to be a son of God, and the spiritual well-being of the Church, of which each Christian ought to be a living stone.

1488 To the eyes of faith no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequences for sinners themselves, for the Church, and for the whole world.

1489 To return to communion with God after having lost it through sin is a process born of the grace of God who is rich in mercy and solicitous for the salvation of men. One must ask for this precious gift for oneself and for others.

1490 The movement of return to God, called conversion and repentance, entails sorrow for and abhorrence of sins committed, and the firm purpose of sinning no more in the future. Conversion touches the past and the future and is nourished by hope in God’s mercy.

1491 The sacrament of Penance is a whole consisting in three actions of the penitent and the priest’s absolution. the penitent’s acts are repentance, confession or disclosure of sins to the priest, and the intention to make reparation and do works of reparation.

1492 Repentance (also called contrition) must be inspired by motives that arise from faith. If repentance arises from love of charity for God, it is called “perfect” contrition; if it is founded on other motives, it is called “imperfect.”

1493 One who desires to obtain reconciliation with God and with the Church, must confess to a priest all the unconfessed grave sins he remembers after having carefully examined his conscience. the confession of venial faults, without being necessary in itself, is nevertheless strongly recommended by the Church.

1494 The confessor proposes the performance of certain acts of “satisfaction” or “penance” to be performed by the penitent in order to repair the harm caused by sin and to re-establish habits befitting a disciple of Christ.

1495 Only priests who have received the faculty of absolving from the authority of the Church can forgive sins in the name of Christ.

1496 The spiritual effects of the sacrament of Penance are:
– reconciliation with God by which the penitent recovers grace;
– reconciliation with the Church;
– remission of the eternal punishment incurred by mortal sins;
– remission, at least in part, of temporal punishments resulting from sin;
– peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation;
– an increase of spiritual strength for the Christian battle.

1497 Individual and integral confession of grave sins followed by absolution remains the only ordinary means of reconciliation with God and with the Church.

1498 Through indulgences the faithful can obtain the remission of temporal punishment resulting from sin for themselves and also for the souls in Purgatory.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1439 states,


The process of conversion and repentance was described by Jesus in the parable of the prodigal son, the center of which is the merciful father: The fascination of illusory freedom, the abandonment of the father’s house; the extreme misery in which the son finds himself after squandering his fortune; his deep humiliation at finding himself obliged to feed swine, and still worse, at wanting to feed on the husks the pigs ate; his reflection on all he has lost; his repentance and decision to declare himself guilty before his father; the journey back; the father’s generous welcome; the father’s joy – all these are characteristic of the process of conversion. the beautiful robe, the ring, and the festive banquet are symbols of that new life – pure worthy, and joyful – of anyone who returns to God and to the bosom of his family, which is the Church. Only the heart of Christ Who knows the depths of his Father’s love could reveal to us the abyss of his mercy in so simple and beautiful a way.