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THE COMING SABBATH REST

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FOR 2000 years, the Church has laboured to draw souls into her bosom. She has endured persecutions and betrayals, heretics and schismatics. She has gone through seasons of glory and growth, decline and division, power and poverty whilst tirelessly proclaiming the Gospel — if only at times through a remnant. But someday, said the Church Fathers, she will enjoy a “Sabbath Rest” — an Era of Peace on earth before the end of the world. But what exactly is this rest, and what brings it about?

THE SEVENTH DAY

St. Paul was actually the first to speak of this coming “sabbath rest”:

And God rested on the seventh day from all his works… So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God; for whoever enters God’s rest also ceases from his labors as God did from his. (Heb 4:4, 9-10)

In order to enter God’s rest, we have to understand what was accomplished on the seventh day. Essentially, the “word” or “Fiat” God that He spoke set creation into motion in perfect harmony — from the movement of the stars to the very breath of Adam. All was in perfect balance and yet, not complete. 

Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created “in a state of journeying” (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 302

What, then, was to complete and perfect creation? In a word: Adam. Created “in the image of God”, the Holy Trinity desired to expand the infinite borders of divine life, light, and love through the progeny of Adam and Eve in “endless generations.” St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Creatures came into existence when the key of love opened His hand.”[1] God created all things, said St. Bonaventure, “not to increase His glory but to show it forth and to communicate it,”[2] and this would be done primarily through Adam’s participation in that Fiat, the Divine Will. As Jesus said to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:

My joy reached its peak in seeing in this man [Adam], the almost endless generations of many other human beings who would provide Me with as many other kingdoms as there would be humans who exist, and in whom I would reign and expand My divine boundaries. And I beheld the bounty of all other kingdoms that would overflow for the glory and honor of the first kingdom [in Adam], which was to serve as the head of all others, and as the prime act of creation.

“Now, to form this kingdom,” states theologian Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi,

Adam being the first of all humans, had to freely unite his will to the eternal operation of the Divine Will that formed in him the divine indwelling (‘abitazione’) of God’s ‘being’.’ —The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta (Kindle Locations 896-907), Kindle Edition

In her revelations to Luisa, Our Lady reveals that in order for creation to enter further into this glorious state of perfection (of endlessly expanding kingdoms of love), Adam needed to pass a test. 

[Adam] had command over all creation, and all the elements were obedient to his every nod. By virtue of the Divine Will reigning in him, he too was inseparable from his Creator. After God had bestowed upon him so many blessings in exchange for one act of his fidelity, He commanded him not to touch only one fruit of the many fruits in the terrestrial Eden. This was the proof God had asked of Adam to confirm him in his state of innocence, holiness and happiness, and to give him the right of command over all creation. But Adam was not faithful in the test and, as a result, God could not trust him. So Adam lost his right of command [over himself and creation], and lost his innocence and happiness, whereby one may say that he turned the work of creation upside down. —Our Lady to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 4

Hence, not only Adam but in a certain sense God lost the “sabbath rest” that He had established on the “seventh day.” And it was this “sabbath rest” that Jesus came to earth as a man to restore…

FORESEEN BY THE FATHERS

According to the “deposit of faith” handed on to them by the Apostles, the Early Church Fathers taught that the “eighth day” or eternity would not come until the seventh day was restored in the order of creation. And this, the Scriptures teach, will come through a great labor and tribulation, since the fallen angels now battle for dominion over man and his will[3]. Though claiming many souls, Satan and his legions will ultimately fail, and the seventh day or “sabbath rest” will come…

…when His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. —Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father

St. Irenaeus, in fact, compares the “six days” of creation to the following six thousand years after Adam was created:

Scripture says: ‘And God rested upon the seventh day from all His works’… And in six days created things were completed; it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year… But when The Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from Heaven in the clouds… sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day… These are to take place in the times of the kingdom, that is, upon the seventh day… the true Sabbath of the righteous.  —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.; (St. Irenaeus was a student of St. Polycarp, who knew and learned from the Apostle John and was later consecrated bishop of Smyrna by John.)

Hint: the Jubilee year 2000 marked the proximate end of the Sixth Day. This is why St. John Paul II called the youth to become “the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!”[4] — “‘morning watchmen’ at the dawn of the new millennium.”[5] This is also why the Church Fathers understood St. John’s “thousand year” reign after the death of Antichrist (Rev 20:6) to inaugurate the “seventh day” or “Day of the Lord.” 

Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15

And again,

…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; www.newadvent.org

St. Augustine would later confirm this early apostolic teaching:

…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

In the last century, nearly all the popes have spoken of this coming “pacification”, “peace”, or “restoration” in Christ that will subdue the world and give relief to the Church, as it were, of her labors:

When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922

Oh! when in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of Christian life fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ… All this, Venerable Brethren, We believe and expect with unshakable faith. —POPE PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical “On the Restoration of All Things”, n.14, 6-7

You can read more of their prophecies in The Popes and the Dawning Era

Still, what produces this Sabbath Rest? Is it merely a “time out” from war and strife? Is it simply the absence of violence and oppression, especially that of Satan who will be chained during this period in the abyss (Rev 20:1-3)? No, it’s far more than that: the true Sabbath Rest will be the fruit of the resurrection of the Divine Will in man that Adam forfeited…

Thus is the full action of the original plan of the Creator delineated: a creation in which God and man, man and woman, humanity and nature are in harmony, in dialogue, in communion. This plan, upset by sin, was taken up in a more wondrous way by Christ, Who is carrying it out mysteriously but effectively in the present reality, in the expectation of bringing it to fulfillment…—POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, February 14, 2001

 

THE TRUE SABBATH REST

In one of the most consoling passages in the New Testament, Jesus says: 

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Matt 11:28-30)

What is this yoke that is “easy” and this burden that is “light”? It is the Divine Will. For it is the human will that produces all the miseries and unrest of the soul. 

Fears, doubt and apprehensions are that which dominate you — all miserable rags of your human will. And do you know why? Because the complete life of the Divine Will is not established within you — the life which, putting to flight all the evils of the human will, makes you happy and fills you with all the blessings it possesses. Oh, if with a firm resolution you decide no longer to give life to your human will, you will feel all evils die within you and all goods come back to life. —Our Lady to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 3

Jesus says, “Take my yoke and learn from me.” For Jesus, the yoke was His Father’s Will. 

I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. (John 6:38)

Thus, Christ modeled for us the union of the human will with the Divine Will as the quintessence of interior harmony.

…in Christ is realized the right order of all things, the union of heaven and earth, as God the Father intended from the beginning. It is the obedience of God the Son Incarnate which reestablishes, restores, the original communion of man with God and, therefore, peace in the world. His obedience unites once again all things, ‘things in heaven and things on earth.’ —Cardinal Raymond Burke, speech in Rome; May 18th, 2018, lifesitnews.com

If planet Earth were to go out of its orbit by even one degree, it would throw the entire balance of life into chaos. So too, when we do anything in our human will apart from the Divine Will, our interior life is thrown into imbalance — we lose our interior peace or “rest”. Jesus is the “perfect man” precisely because everything He did was always in the Divine Will. What Adam lost in disobedience, Jesus repaired in His obedience. And thus, the mysterious plan of God being carried out “in this present reality” is that, through Baptism, every human is invited to be incorporated into the “Body of Christ” in order that the life of Jesus may be lived in them — that is, through the union of the human with the Divine in one Single Will.

In all of his life Jesus presents himself as our model. He is “the perfect man”… Christ enables us to live in him all that he himself lived, and he lives it in us. By his Incarnation, he, the Son of God, has in a certain way united himself with each man. We are called only to become one with him, for he enables us as the members of his Body to share in what he lived for us in his flesh as our model: We must continue to accomplish in ourselves the stages of Jesus’ life and his mysteries and often to beg him to perfect and realize them in us and in his whole Church… This is his plan for fulfilling his mysteries in us. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 520-521

…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Ephesians 4:13)

In short, the Sabbath Rest will be given to the Church when True Sonship is restored to her such that the original harmony of creation is returned. I believe this will ultimately come through a “second Pentecost,” as the popes have been imploring for over a century — when the Spirit will “renew the face of the earth.”[6] Through the revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta, we understand that this “full stature” is essentially the restoration of the “gift of living in the Divine Will” that Adam forfeited. The Lord has called this “the crown and the fulfillment of all the other sanctities” [7] that He has bestowed upon His People throughout the centuries, beginning with the “Fiats” of Creation and Redemption, and now coming to completion through the “Fiat of Sanctification” in the last era.

The generations will not end until my Will reigns upon earth… The third FIAT will give such grace to the creature as to make him return almost to the state of origin; and only then, when I see man just as he came out from Me, will my Work be complete, and I will take my perpetual rest in the last FIAT. —Jesus to Luisa, February 22, 1921, Volume 12

Indeed, not only will man find his Sabbath Rest in the Divine Will, but astonishingly, God, too, will resume His rest in us. This is the divine union Jesus willed when He said, “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love… so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete” (John 15:10-11).

…in this love I find My true Love, I find My true rest. My Intelligence rests in the intelligence of the one who loves Me; My Heart, My desire, My hands and My feet rest in the heart that loves Me, in the desires that love Me, desiring only Me, in the hands that work for Me, and in the feet that walk only for Me. Therefore, bit by bit, I go resting within the soul who loves Me; while the soul, with her love, finds Me everywhere and in every place, resting completely in Me. —Ibid., May 30, 1912; Volume 11

In this way, the words of the “Our Father” will at last find their fulfillment as the final stage of the Church before the end of the world…

…every day in the prayer of the Our Father we ask the Lord: “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10)…. we recognize that “heaven” is where the will of God is done, and that “earth” becomes “heaven”—i.e., the place of the presence of love, of goodness, of truth and of divine beauty—only if on earth the will of God is done. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, General Audience, February 1st, 2012, Vatican City

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REMAINING ON THE ROCK

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JESUS warned that those who build their house on sand will see it crumble when the storm comes… The Great Storm of our times is here. Are you standing on the “rock”?

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THE RESURRECTION OF THE CHURCH

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The most authoritative view, and the one that appears
to be most in harmony with Holy Scripture, is that,
after the fall of the Antichrist, the Catholic Church will
once again enter upon a period of
prosperity and triumph.

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life,
Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press

THERE is a mysterious passage in the book of Daniel that is unfolding in our time. It further reveals what God is planning at this hour as the world continues its descent into darkness…

THE UNSEALING

After seeing in visions the rise of a “beast” or Antichrist, who would come toward the end of the world, the prophet is then told:

Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined… (Daniel 12:9-10)

The Latin text says these words will be sealed usque ad tempus praefinitum—“until a predetermined time.” The proximity of that time is revealed in the next sentence: when “many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white.” I’ll come back to this in a few moments.

Over the past century, the Holy Spirit has been revealing to the Church the fullness of the plan of Redemption through Our Lady, several mystics, and a recovery of the authentic meaning of the teachings of the Early Church Fathers on the Book of Revelation. Indeed, the Apocalypse is a direct echo of Daniel’s visions, and therefore, the “unsealing” of its contents presupposes a fuller understanding of its meaning in keeping with the “Public Revelation” of the Church—Sacred Tradition.

…even if [Public] Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.“ Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 66

As a sidenote, in the locutions to the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi whose writings bear two Imprimaturs, Our Lady allegedly confirms that the “Book” of Revelation has now been unsealed:

Mine is an apocalyptic message, because you are in the heart of that which has been announced to you in the last and so very important book of Sacred Scripture. I entrust to the angels of light of my Immaculate Heart the task of bringing you to an understanding of these events, now that I have opened the sealed Book for you. To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 520, i,j.

That which is being “unsealed” in our times is a deeper grasp of what St. John calls the “first resurrection” of the Church.[1] And all of creation is awaiting it…

THE SEVENTH DAY

The prophet Hosea writes:

He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, to live in his presence. (Hosea 6:2)

Again, recall the words of Pope Benedict XVI to journalists on his flight to Portugal in 2010, that there is  “the need for a passion of the Church.” He warned that many of us have fallen asleep at this hour, much like the Apostles in Gethsemane:

…‘the sleepiness’ is ours, of those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion.” —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience

For…

…[the Church] will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 677

That being the case, the Church will also follow her Lord for “two days” in the tomb, and rise on the “third day.” Let me explain this through the teachings of the Early Church Fathers…

A DAY IS LIKE A THOUSAND YEARS

They viewed human history in light of the story of creation. God created the world in six days and, on the seventh, He rested. In this, they saw a fitting pattern to apply to the People of God.

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)

They saw human history, beginning with Adam and Eve until the time of Christ as essentially four thousand years, or “four days” based on St. Peter’s words:

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. (2 Peter 3:8)

The time from Christ’s Ascension to the threshold of the third millennium would be “two more days.” In that regard, there is a staggering prophecy unfolding right there. The Church Fathers foresaw that this present millennium would usher in the “seventh day”—a “sabbath rest” for the People of God that would coincide with the death of the Antichrist (“the beast”) and the “first resurrection” spoken of in St. John’s Apocalypse:

The beast was caught and with it the false prophet who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those who had accepted the mark of the beast and those who had worshiped its image. The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur… I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these; they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for the thousand years. (Revelation 19:20-20:6)

As I explained in How the Era was LostSt. Augustine proposed four explanations of this text. The one that has “stuck” with the majority of theologians to this day is that the “first resurrection” refers to the period after Christ’s Ascension until the end of human history. The problem is that this does not fit with the plain reading of the text, nor is it consonant with what the Early Church Fathers taught. However, Augustine’s other explanation of the “thousand years” does:

…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

It is also the expectation of numerous popes:

I would like to renew to you the appeal I made to all the young people… accept the commitment to be morning watchmen at the dawn of the new millennium. This is a primary commitment, which keeps its validity and urgency as we begin this century with unfortunate dark clouds of violence and fear gathering on the horizon. Today, more than ever, we need people who live holy lives, watchmen who proclaim to the world a new dawn of hope, brotherhood and peace. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, “Message of John Paul II to the Guannelli Youth Movement”, April 20th, 2002; vatican.va

…A new age in which hope liberates us from the shallowness, apathy, and self-absorption which deaden our souls and poison our relationships. Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008

John Paul II linked this “new millennium” to the “coming” of Christ: [2]

Dear young people, it is up to you to be the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ! —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3; (cf. Is 21:11-12)

What the Church Fathers—up until our most recent popes—have been announcing, is not the end of the world, but an “era” or “period of peace,” a true “rest” whereby the nations would be pacified, Satan chained, and the Gospel extended to every coastland (see The Popes, and the Dawning Era). St. Louis de Montfort gives a perfect preamble to the Magisterium’s prophetic words:

Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com

It is God’s task to bring about this happy hour and to make it known to all… When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922

Most significant is that this “happy hour” would also coincide with the perfection of the People of God. Scripture is clear that the sanctification of the Body of Christ is necessary in order to make her a fitting Bride for Christ’s return in glory: 

…to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him… that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (Col 1:22, Eph 5:27)

This preparation is precisely what St. John XXIII had at heart:

The task of humble Pope John is to “prepare for the Lord a perfect people,” which is exactly like the task of the Baptist, who is his patron and from whom he takes his name. And it is not possible to imagine a higher and more precious perfection than that of the triumph of Christian peace, which is peace at heart, peace in the social order, in life, in wellbeing, in mutual respect, and in the brotherhood of nations. —POPE ST. JOHN XXIII, True Christian Peace, December 23rd, 1959; www.catholicculture.org 

Here is why the “millennium” is often referred to as an “era of peace”; the interior perfection of the Church has external consequences, namely, the temporal pacification of the world. But it is more than that: it is the restoration of the Kingdom of the Divine Will that Adam lost through sin. Hence, Pope Piux XII saw this coming restoration as a “resurrection” of the Church before the end of the world:

But even this night in the world shows clear signs of a dawn that will come, of a new day receiving the kiss of a new and more resplendent sun… A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. In families, the night of indifference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. In factories, in cities, in nations, in lands of misunderstanding and hatred the night must grow bright as the day, nox sicut dies illuminabitur, and strife will cease and there will be peace. —POPE PIUX XII, Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va

Are you sensing a bit of hope right now? I hope so. Because the satanic kingdom rising at this present hour is not the final word on human history.

THE DAY OF THE LORD

This “resurrection,” according to St. John, inaugurates a “thousand year” reign—what the Church Fathers called “the day of the Lord.” It’s not a 24 hour day, but is represented symbolically by “one thousand.”

Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15

Now… we understand that a period of one thousand years is indicated in symbolic language. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage

St. Thomas Aquinas affirms that this number should not be taken literally:

As Augustine says, the last age of the world corresponds to the last stage of a man’s life, which does not last for a fixed number of years as the other stages do, but lasts sometimes as long as the others together, and even longer. Wherefore the last age of the world cannot be assigned a fixed number of years or generations. —St. Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones Disputate, Vol. II De Potentia, Q. 5, n.5; www.dhspriory.org

Unlike the millenarianists who erroneously believed that Christ would literally come to reign in the flesh on earth, the Church Fathers understood the Scriptures in the spiritual allegory in which they were written (see Millennarianism—What it is, and is Not). Theologian Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi’s work in differentiating the Church Fathers’ teachings from the heretical sects (Chiliasts, Montanists, etc.) has become the necessary theological groundwork in bridging the prophecies of the popes to not only the Church Fathers and the Scriptures, but also to the revelations imparted to 20th-century mystics. I would even say his work is helping to “unseal” that which has been reserved for the end times. 

I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. —POPE PAUL VI, The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton, p. 152-153, Reference (7), p. ix.

THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL

Everything Jesus said and did was, in His words, not His own human will, but that of His Father’s.

Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also. For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does… (John 5:19-20)

Here we have a perfect summary of why Jesus took upon Himself our humanity: to unite and restore our human will in the Divine. In a word, to divinize mankind. What Adam lost in the Garden was precisely that: his union in the Divine Will. Jesus came to restore not only friendship with God but communion. 

“All creation,” said St. Paul, “groans and labors up till now,” awaiting Christ’s redemptive efforts to restore the proper relationship between God and his creation. But Christ’s redemptive act did not of itself restore all things, it simply made the work of redemption possible, it began our redemption. Just as all men share in the disobedience of Adam, so all men must share in the obedience of Christ to the Father’s will. Redemption will be complete only when all men share his obedience… —Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, He Leadeth Me (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995), pp. 116-117

Thus, the “first resurrection” appears to be a restoration of what Adam and Eve forfeited in the Garden of Eden: a life lived in the Divine Will. This grace is far more than simply bringing the Church into a state of doing God’s will, but into a state of being, such that the Divine Will of the Holy Trinity becomes that also of the mystical Body of Christ. 

For the mysteries of Jesus are not yet completely perfected and fulfilled. They are complete, indeed, in the person of Jesus, but not in us, who are his members, nor in the Church, which is his mystical body. —St. John Eudes, treatise “On the Kingdom of Jesus”, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol IV, p 559

Now is not the time to expand in detail what this “looks like”; Jesus did so in thirty-six volumes to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Rather, let it suffice to simply say that God intends to restore in us “the gift of living in the Divine Will.” The impact of this will reverberate throughout the cosmos as the “final word” on human history before the consummation of all things.  

The gift of Living in the Divine Will restores to the redeemed the gift that prelapsarian Adam possessed and that generated divine light, life and sanctity in creation… —Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta (Kindle Locations 3180-3182); NB. This work bears the Vatican University’s seals of approval as well as ecclesiastical approval.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “The universe was created ‘in a state of journeying’ (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it.” [3] That perfection is intrinsically linked to man, who is not only part of creation but its pinnacle. As Jesus revealed to Servant of God Luisa Piccaretta:

I desire, therefore, that My children enter My Humanity and copy what the Soul of My Humanity did in the Divine Will… Rising above every creature, they will restore the rights of Creation— My own as well as those of creatures. They will bring all things to the prime origin of Creation and to the purpose for which Creation came to be… —Rev. Joseph. Iannuzzi, The Splendor of Creation: The Triumph of the Divine Will on Earth and the Era of Peace in the Writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors and Mystics (Kindle Location 240)

Hence, says John Paul II:

The resurrection of the dead expected at the end of time already receives its first, decisive realization in spiritual resurrection, the primary objective of the work of salvation. It consists in the new life given by the risen Christ as the fruit of his redemptive work. —General Audience, April 22nd, 1998; vatican.va

This new life in Christ, according to the revelations to Luisa, will reach its pinnacle when the human will resurrects in the Divine Will. 

Now, the portent of my Redemption was the Resurrection, which, more than refulgent Sun, crowned my Humanity, making even my most tiny acts shine, with such splendor and marvel as to astonish Heaven and earth. The Resurrection will be the beginning, the foundation and the fulfillment of all goods – crown and glory of all the Blessed. My Resurrection is the true Sun which worthily glorifies my Humanity; It is the Sun of the Catholic Religion; It is the glory of every Christian. Without Resurrection, it would have been as though heavens without Sun, without heat and without life. Now, my Resurrection is the symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in my Will. —Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12

RESURRECTION… A NEW HOLINESS

Since the Ascension of Christ two thousand years—or rather “two days” ago—one could say that the Church has gone down into the tomb with Christ awaiting her own resurrection—even if she still faces a definitive “Passion.”

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)

And “all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now,” says St. Paul, as:

Creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God… (Romans 8:19)

Note: Paul says that creation is awaiting, not the return of Jesus in the flesh, but the “revelation of the children of God.” The liberation of creation is intrinsically tied to the work of Redemption in us. 

And we hear today the groaning as no one has ever heard it before… Pope [John Paul II] does indeed cherish a great expectation that the millennium of divisions will be followed by a millennium of unifications. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (BENEDICT XVI), Salt of the Earth (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997), translated by Adrian Walker

But this unity will only come about as a work of the Holy Spirit as through a “new Pentecost” when Jesus will reign in a new “mode” within His Church. The word “apocalypse” means “unveiling.” What is waiting to be unveiled, then, is the final stage of the Church’s journey: her purification and restoration in the Divine Will—exactly what Daniel wrote about thousands of years ago:

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined… (Daniel 12:9-10)

…the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment. (Revelation 19:7-8)

St. John Paul II explained that this will indeed be a special gift from on high:

God himself had provided to bring about that “new and divine” holiness with which the Holy Spirit wishes to enrich Christians at the dawn of the third millennium, in order to “make Christ the heart of the world.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Address to the Rogationist Fathers, n. 6, www.vatican.va

When Jesus reigns in His Church, such that the Divine Will reigns in her, this will bring to completion the “first resurrection” of the Body of Christ. 

…the Kingdom of God means Christ himself, whom we daily desire to come, and whose coming we wish to be manifested quickly to us. For as he is our resurrection, since in him we rise, so he can also be understood as the Kingdom of God, for in him we shall reign. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2816

…they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for [the] thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

Jesus says to Luisa:

…my Resurrection symbolizes the Saints of the living in my Will — and this with reason, since each act, word, step, etc. done in my Will is a Divine resurrection that the soul receives; it is a mark of glory that she receives; it is to go out of herself in order to enter the Divinity, and to love, work and think, hiding herself in the refulgent Sun of my Volition… —Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12

But, as Scripture and Tradition notes, the “day of the Lord” and the concomitant resurrection of the Church is first preceded by a great trial:

Thus even if the harmonious alignment of the stones should seem to be destroyed and fragmented and, as described in the twenty-first psalm, all the bones which go to make up Christ’s body should seem to be scattered by insidious attacks in persecutions or times of trouble, or by those who in days of persecution undermine the unity of the temple, nevertheless the temple will be rebuilt and the body will rise again on the third day, after the day of evil which threatens it and the day of consummation which follows. —St. Origen, Commentary on John, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol IV, p. 202

INTERIOR ONLY?

But is this “first resurrection” only spiritual and not bodily? The biblical text itself suggests that those who were “beheaded” and who had refused the mark of the beast “came to life and reigned with Christ.” However, this does not mean that they reign on earth. For example, immediately after Jesus died, the Gospel of Matthew attests that:

The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many. (Matt 27:51-53)

So here we have a concrete example of a bodily resurrection before the “resurrection of the dead” that comes at the very end of time (Rev 20:13). The Gospel account suggests that these risen Old Testament figures transcended time and space since they “appeared” to many (though the Church has not made any definitive pronouncement in this regard). This is all to say that there is no reason that a bodily resurrection is not possible whereby these martyrs will also “appear” to those on earth as many of the saints and Our Lady already have, and do. [4] However, generally speaking, Thomas Aquinas states of this first resurrection that…

…these words are to be understood otherwise, namely of the ‘spiritual’ resurrection, whereby men shall rise again from their sins to the gift of grace: while the second resurrection is of bodies. The reign of Christ denotes the Church wherein not only martyrs, but also the other elect reign, the part denoting the whole; or they reign with Christ in glory as regards all, special mention being made of the martyrs, because they especially reign after death who fought for the truth, even unto death. —Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Qu. 77, art. 1, rep. 4.; cited in The Splendor of Creation: The Triumph of the Divine Will on Earth and the Era of Peace in the Writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors and Mystics by Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi; (Kindle Location 1323)

However, it is primarily this interior sanctity that Piux XII prophesied — a sanctity that puts an end to mortal sin. 

A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained.  —Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va

Jesus says to Luisa that, indeed, this resurrection is not at the end of days but within time, when a soul begins to live in the Divine Will. 

My daughter, in My Resurrection, souls received the rightful claims to rise again in Me to new life. It was the confirmation and seal of My entire life, of My works and of My words. If I came to earth it was to enable each and every soul to possess My Resurrection as their own – to give them life and make them resurrect in My own Resurrection. And do you wish to know when the real resurrection of the soul occurs? Not in the end of days, but while it is still alive on earth. One who lives in My Will resurrects to the light and says: ‘My night is over’… Therefore, the soul who lives in my Will can say, as the angel said to the holy women on the way to the sepulcher, ‘He is risen. He is not here anymore.’ Such a soul who lives in My Will can also say, ‘My will is no longer mine, for it has resurrected in God’s Fiat.’ —April 20, 1938, Vol. 36

Hence, says St. John, “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these.” [5] They will be few in number — a “remnant” after the tribulations of the Antichrist.

Now, my Resurrection is the symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in my Will. The Saints of the past centuries symbolize my Humanity. Although resigned, they did not have continuous act in my Will; therefore, they did not receive the mark of the Sun of my Resurrection, but the mark of the works of my Humanity before my Resurrection. Therefore, they will be many; almost like stars, they will form a beautiful ornament to the Heaven of my Humanity. But the Saints of the living in my Will, who will symbolize my Resurrected Humanity, will be few. —Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12

Hence, the “triumph” of the end times is not merely the chaining of Satan in the abyss (Rev 20:1-3); rather, it is the restoration of the rights of sonship that Adam forfeited — that “died” as it were in the Garden of Eden — but which is being restored in the People of God in these “end times” as the final fruit of Christ’s Resurrection.

With this triumphant act, Jesus sealed the reality that He was [in his one divine Person both] Man and God, and with his Resurrection He confirmed his doctrine, his miracles, the life of the Sacraments and the entire life of the Church. Moreover, He obtained the triumph over the human will of all souls that are weakened and almost dead to any true good, so that the life of the Divine Will that was to bring the fullness of holiness and all blessings to souls should triumph over them. —Our Lady to Luisa, The Virgin in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 28

..for the sake of the Resurrection of your Son, make me rise again in the Will of God. —Luisa to Our Lady, Ibid.

[I] implore the resurrection of the Divine Will within the human will; may we all resurrect in You… —Luisa to Jesus, 23rd Round in the Divine Will

It is this which brings the Body of Christ into her full maturity:

…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Eph 4:13)

BECOMING OUR PERFECT SELVES

Clearly, St. John and the Church Fathers do not propose an “eschatology of despair” where Satan and Antichrist triumph until Jesus returns to put an end to human history. Sadly, some prominent Catholic eschatologists as well as Protestants are saying just that. The reason is that they are neglecting The Marian Dimension of the Storm that is already here and coming. For Holy Mary is…

…the image of the Church to come… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Spe Salvi, n.50

And,

At once virgin and mother, Mary is the symbol and the most perfect realization of the Church… Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 507

Rather, what we are realizing anew is what the Church has taught from the beginning—that Christ will manifest His power within history, such that the Day of the Lord will bring about peace and justice in the world. It will be a resurrection of lost grace and a “sabbath rest” for the saints. What a witness this will be to the nations! As Our Lord Himself said: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” [6] Using the allegorical language of the Old Testament prophets, the Early Church Fathers merely said the same thing:

So, the blessing foretold undoubtedly refers to the time of His Kingdom, when the just will rule on rising from the dead; when creation, reborn and freed from bondage, will yield an abundance of foods of all kinds from the heaven’s dew and the fertility of the earth, just as the seniors recall. Those who saw John, the Lord’s disciple, [tell us] that they heard from him how the Lord taught and spoke about these times… —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4,The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing

…His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. —Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father

First published March 15th, 2018.

In Memory of
ANTHONY MULLEN (1956-2018)
who is being laid to rest today. 
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When Joseph was dying, Mary sat at the head of his bed, holding him in her arms. Jesus stood just below her near Joseph’s breast. The whole room was brilliant with light and full of angels. After his death, his hands were crossed on his breast, he was wrapped from head to foot in a white winding sheet, laid in a narrow casket, and placed in a very beautiful tomb, the gift of a good man.
       – Blessed Anne Catherine EmmerichSt. Román Adame Rosales, pray for us!

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THE GREAT DIVISION

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And then many will fall away,
and betray one another, and hate one another.
And many false prophets will arise
and lead many astray.
And because wickedness is multiplied,
most men’s love will grow cold.
(Matt 24:10-12)

LAST week, an interior vision that came to me before the Blessed Sacrament some sixteen years ago was burning on my heart again. And then, as I entered the weekend and read the latest headlines, I felt I should share it again as it may be more relevant than ever. First, a look at those remarkable headlines…  

NEW DIVISIONS

In Ireland, the faithful were shocked to learn over the weekend in the Irish Catholic newspaper that the government there will consider it “an offence for a priest to leave his home to celebrate a public Mass unless this is a funeral or a wedding.” Of course, this means it would be a crime for the faithful to attend a Mass, even if they follow the same protocols that allow them into other public spaces. 

Then a screenshot of a Catholic Church’s website in New Jersey, USA shot around the globe this weekend of a new restriction put in place by the pastor:

“Confessions are Now Available for Those Who Are Vaccinated”

The idea that a priest would only hear the confessions of the vaccinated is not only a violation of Canon Law 843.1, but utterly contradicts the example of Jesus, the saints and many martyrs who were not afraid to touch the “unclean” — and who even gave their lives to bring the sacraments to those with disease and plague. For it is the disease of the soul that can lead to eternal death. 

A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

Of course, this pastor is working from a flawed but widespread myth that the unvaccinated are somehow a threat to the “common good,” and thus putting “people’s lives in danger.”[1] For one, this presumption totally excludes those who have built natural immunity to a virus or who, for medical reasons, cannot receive a vaccine. Also, it ignores the fact that the vaccinated have actually been shown to still be carriers of a virus, such as has happened with the vaccine against mumps,[2] polio,[3] whooping cough,[4] and diptheria,[5] to name but a few.[6] In fact, not only do the current COVID-19 experimental mRNA vaccines not stop infection (they only reduce symptoms for some),[7] but several renowned virologists are warning that the vaccines may actually spark mass deaths by causing new variants that the vaccinated themselves will carry,[8] or cause unforeseen auto-immune reactions.[9]

By Monday morning, the bishop stepped in and put an end to this shocking policy as his Vicar General reiterated the Vatican’s recent document that vaccines cannot be considered a moral obligation.[10]  

Meanwhile, in the diocese of Kansas City, it is a different story. The diocesan website reads: 

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and encouraged by Bishop Johnston that particular sections of the parish church be designated for those persons who continue to prefer wearing a mask at this time as well as those who are not vaccinated. Another area is to be designated for the vaccinated and non-mask wearing section. —kcsjcatholic.org

This is liturgical apartheid — based, again, on the aforementioned faulty assumptions. It also contradicts the growing mountain of studies, for instance, that show masking of the healthy to be insignificant in reducing the transmission of the virus, and may actually be spreading it faster.[11] Hence, such incredibly divisive measures seem to be based on fear rather than facts. For those in America who remember the days of segregation, these guidelines from a Catholic Church, no less, must be appalling. Of course, for those who believe the daily misinformation of the mainstream media, they might find these guidelines reassuring. However, what happened to “follow the science”? 

Meanwhile, in a letter to his flock, one Californian bishop stated:

It is vitally important that all of us receive the Covid vaccine. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are safe and effective. —Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego; letter

This while nearly 6000 deaths and over 200,000 injuries have been reported from the vaccines between the American[12] and European[13]adverse reporting systems, with estimates that this only comprises 1-10% of incidences actually reported.[14] Thus, such incredibly divisive edicts being issued by the hierarchy are far from being reassuring for many of the faithful who are apparently far more well read on the scientific data. But that hasn’t stopped major publications like the Jesuit’s America Magazine from headlines like this:

Churches should mandate vaccines for people coming back to Mass. —February 19th, 2021; americamagazine.org

It is remarkable, even to some secular ethicists, that an experimental medical treatment like this can even remotely be considered a moral obligation. How is it, then, that several hierarchy have suddenly become the leading advocates for Big Pharma — at the cost of dividing and even excluding the faithful from the sacraments?  

THE COMING PARALLEL COMMUNITIES

Pope Benedict XVI issued a warning in 2009 that the powers driving globalization run the risk of creating new divisions in humanity if they remain unchecked.  

The principal new feature has been the explosion of worldwide interdependence, commonly known as globalization… without the guidance of charity in truth, this global force could cause unprecedented damage and create new divisions within the human family. —Caritas in Veritaten. 33

The crisis of this very hour could indeed be summarized as “charity without truth.” Hence, virtue-signalling has replaced science; censorship has displaced discussion; irrationality has neutered reason; fear has blinded the facts; and panic has dispensed with prudence. As such, new divisions, like cracks in the earth’s crust, are forming between families and communities, coworkers and schoolmates — if not nations, as the origins of the coronavirus continually point toward a bio-weapon developed at a Wuhan laboratory in China.[15] Sadly, many readers have already recounted to me personally the hostile reactions they’ve received both in public and private settings as the virus of fear has spread like a contagion. And this will only explode as several nations begin to implement “vaccine passports” that will make it impossible for one to travel, shop, and move about freely without one. 

Now you understand how St. John’s vision of a global “beast” that forces all to “buy and sell” with a “mark” is anything but far-fetched.

Years ago on one of my concert tours in the U.S., the Lord showed me various aspects of these times in a series of interior visions and words. For instance, whenever we passed through toll booths or border crossings, I sensed an intense spirit of control there, and that these would become future “checkpoints” to control population’s movements. Now, it’s becoming abundantly clearer how and why. 

But one word stands out from the rest at this time. It came to me during a week of prayer with a priest who had fled Hurricane Katrina, and who came to spend time with me, as his parish and rectory were decimated. We were sitting before the Blessed Sacrament in a small chapel at the base of the Canadian Rockies. Earlier in the day, while driving up that mountain, I had to stop our vehicle as a powerful vision came to me of pilgrims walking up the mountain with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Why, was not clear; but the sense was that they were seeking refuge. 

While before the Sacrament, I was given what I would call an interior locution (inaudible prophetic word). Perhaps we are now seeing the beginning of this vision, and how those who refuse to be coerced by the state may have to band together sooner than later. The kernel of the “word” was simply an infused understanding that “parallel communities” were going to emerge — those with access to resources, and those without. 

Vision of the Parallel Communities

(first published on September 14th, 2006 on the
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross and eve of the
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows)  

I saw that, in the midst of the virtual collapse of society due to cataclysmic events, a “world leader” would present an impeccable solution to the economic chaos. This solution would seemingly cure not only these economic strains, but the deep social need of society, that is, the need for community. I immediately perceived that technology and the rapid pace of life have created an environment of isolation and loneliness—perfect soil for a new concept of community to emerge. In essence, I saw what would be “parallel communities” to the Christian communities. The Christian communities would already have been established through “the illumination” or “Warning” or perhaps sooner (they would be cemented by the supernatural graces of the Holy Spirit, and protected beneath the mantle of the Blessed Mother.)

The “parallel communities,” on the other hand, would reflect many of the values of the Christian communities—fair sharing of resources, a form of spirituality and prayer, like-mindedness, and social interaction made possible (or forced into being) by the preceding purifications, which would compel people to draw together. The difference would be this: the parallel communities would be based on a new religious idealism, built on the footings of moral relativism and structured by New Age and Gnostic philosophies. AND, these communities would also have food and the means for comfortable survival.

The temptation for Christians to cross-over will be so great, that we will see families split, fathers turned against sons, daughters against mothers, families against families (cf. Mark 13:12). Many will be deceived because the new communities will contain many of the ideals of Christian community (cf. Acts 2:44-45), and yet, they will be empty, godless structures, shining in a false light, held together by fear more than by love, and fortified with easy access to the necessities of life. People will be seduced by the ideal—but swallowed by the falsehood. (Such will be the tactics of Satan, to mirror true Christian communities, and in this sense, create an anti-church).

As hunger and incrimination escalate, people will face a choice: they can continue to live in insecurity (humanly speaking) trusting in the Lord alone, or they can choose to eat well in a welcoming and seemingly secure community. (Perhaps a certain “mark” will be required to belong to these communities—an obvious but plausible speculation I deduced (cf. Rev 13:16-17)).

Those who refuse these parallel communities will be deemed not only outcasts, but obstacles to what many will be deceived into believing is the “enlightenment” of human existence—the solution to a humanity in crisis and gone astray. (And here again, terrorism is another key element of the enemy’s present plan. These new communities will appease the terrorists through this new world religion thereby bringing about a false “peace and security”, and hence, Christian’s will become the “new terrorists” because they oppose the “peace” established by the world leader.)

Even though people will have by now heard the revelation in Scripture regarding the dangers of a coming world religion (cf. Rev 13:13-15), the deception will be so convincing that many will believe Catholicism to be that “evil” world religion instead. Putting to death Christians will become a justifiable “act of self-defence” in the name of “peace and security”.

Confusion will be present; all will be tested; but the faithful remnant will prevail. —from The Trumpets of Warning – Part V

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THE TIME OF MERCY CLOSED?

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HAS the “time of mercy closed”, as said this past week in one of Heaven’s messages? If so, what does this mean?

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NOT A MORAL OBLIGATION

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Man tends by nature toward the truth.
He is obliged to honor and bear witness to it…
Men could not live with one another if there were not mutual confidence
that they were being truthful to one another.
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), n. 2467, 2469

ARE you being pressured by your company, school board, spouse or even bishop to be vaccinated? The information in this article will give you clear, legal, and moral grounds, should it be your choice, to reject forced inoculation.

RASH ASSUMPTIONS

There could be heard collective gasps around the world when some bishops, bishop’s conferences, and even the Pope stated publicly or on their websites that there is a moral obligation to line up and take the experimental vaccines being issued now in several countries. The Holy Father, for instance, said in a televised interview:

I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine. It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others. I do not understand why some say that this could be a dangerous vaccine. If the doctors are presenting this to you as a thing that will go well and doesn’t have any special dangers, why not take it? There is a suicidal denialism that I would not know how to explain, but today, people must take the vaccine. —POPE FRANCIS, interview for Italy’s TG5 news program, January 19th, 2021; ncronline.com

I have already addressed Pope Francis’s claims that these vaccines do not have “any special dangers”, which they do,[1] as well as why his opinions in this television interview, while important, are not binding upon the faithful.[2] Also, it would be a mistake to read this present article as though it were an affront or attack upon these shepherds (who are not all in agreement on this issue, by the way). Rather, I present this in the service of truth for the sake of the “common good.” 

Christ’s faithful… have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to their Pastors, and take into account both the common good and dignity of individuals. Code of Canon Law, 212

In order to avoid rash judgment, we must assume that some of our shepherd’s positions on these matters, like many others in our society, are also the product of a highly controlled narrative, abetted by the media, that has obscured many facts about the vaccine industry, and above all, the true nature of these experimental vaccines being distributed now even on church property.

Every good Christian ought to be more ready to give a favorable interpretation to another’s statement than to condemn it. But if he cannot do so, let him ask how the other understands it. And if the latter understands it badly, let the former correct him with love. If that does not suffice, let the Christian try all suitable ways to bring the other to a correct interpretation so that he may be saved. —CCC, n. 2487

So all that said, here is why the experimental mRNA vaccines cannot be deemed morally obligatory…

THE “HERD IMMUNITY” FALLACY

The entire argument behind that moral imperative is the concept of contributing to “herd immunity.” The definition has always been understood to mean that a greater portion of the population has built an immunity against a certain contagion, either through prior infection or through vaccines. Put simply:

Herd immunity may be achieved either through infection and recovery or by vaccination. —Dr. Angel Desai, associate editor of JAMA Network Open, Maimuna Majumder, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; October 19th, 2020; jamanetwork.com 

However, in October 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) quietly but significantly changed the definition:

‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached. Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it. —October 15th, 2020; who.int

The implications of this cannot be underestimated since unelected health officials, following the WHO’s guidelines, are now dictating public policy to entire populations with the goal of achieving “herd immunity” — and many bishops are simply getting in line behind them. This is deeply troubling. For now “exposure” of the healthy to a virus in order to build natural immunity is no longer considered a viable strategy; only vaccines can apparently achieve “herd immunity.”

This unscientific and little challenged redefinition has essentially made the entire world beholden to vaccine corporations, and thus, has already led to gross human rights violations — such as locking down the healthy until they are vaccinated,[3] forcing healthy people to wear masks until they are vaccinated in contradiction to a mounting consensus of studies that do not support it,[4] and now barring healthy citizens from access to public places without a “vaccine passport.”[5] (A footnote to this disaster is the fact that PCR tests for COVID-19 are deeply flawed. The medical journal BMJ published an article on December 18th, 2020 that addressed this serious crisis, which is falsely inflating the seriousness of this pandemic with the aforementioned catastrophic consequences.[6] See: “Covid-19: Mass testing is inaccurate and gives false sense of security, minister admits”; bmj.com. See also this article in The Lancet, and even the FDA’s warning of PCR “false-positives” here.)

And here is where the whole argument that the mRNA vaccines are somehow a “moral obligation” takes a dark twist…

THEY AREN’T VACCINES

The experimental vaccines utilizing messenger RNA called “mRNA vaccines” do not meet the standard definition of vaccine. They were developed as “gene therapy” primarily for treatment of cancer. One of the manufacturers of this technology, Moderna, states as much in their legal registration:

Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA. —pg. 19, sec.gov

The reason is that COVID-19 “vaccines” are not conventional vaccines made with live or attenuated viruses.[7] 

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are made with lipid nanoparticles that contain polyethylene glycol (PEG)8 and messenger RNA (mRNA). mRNA are snippets of genetic code that carries instructions for cells to produce proteins. The definition of genetic is “relating to genes” and genes contain instructional code that tell the body what proteins to make. Therapy is the medical treatment of disease, so mRNA vaccines are very clearly gene therapy. —Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Definitions of Pandemics, Vaccines, Herd Immunity All Changed”, March 22nd, 2021; mercola.com

Thus, he says, referring to COVID-19 vaccines as “vaccines” rather than gene therapies is a violation of 15 U.S. Code Section 41, which states that it is unlawful to advertise…

…that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. —govinfo.gov

In fact, one friend wrote recently to say that even his insurance company would not cover him in the event that he was injured or died from these new “vaccines.” The reason, they said, is because they consider them “experimental.”

Conspicuously, notes Dr. Mercola, even the definition of a vaccine, meaning “a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease”, was altered recently by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. They changed it to include: “a preparation of genetic material (such as a strand of synthesized messenger RNA) that is used by the cells of the body to produce an antigenic substance (such as a fragment of virus spike protein)”. 

However, word-play is not science.

The so-called Covid-19 vaccine is not a vaccine at all. It’s a dangerous, experimental gene therapy. The Center for Disease Control, the CDC, gives the definition of the term vaccine on its website. A vaccine is a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease. Immunity is the protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without being infected. This so-called Covid-19 vaccine does not provide any individual who receives the vaccine with immunity to Covid-19. Nor does it prevent the spread of the disease. —Dr. Stephen Hotze, M.D., February 26th, 2021; hotzehwc.com

After viewing the clinical trial protocols of Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca,[8] former Harvard Professor William A. Haseltine observed that their “vaccines” were indeed only aimed at reducing symptoms and not stopping the spread of infection.

It appears that these trials are intended to pass the lowest possible barrier of success. —September 23rd, 2020; forbes.com

This was confirmed by the U.S. Surgeon General on Good Morning America. 

They [the mRNA vaccines] were tested with an outcome of severe disease — not preventing infection. —Surgeon General Jerome Adams, December 14th, 2020; dailymail.co.uk

And hence, the entire argument that these experimental vaccines are a “moral obligation for the common good” because they will build “herd immunity”, collapses. They no more build herd immunity than taking a Tylenol prevents others from getting a migraine. 

The only one benefiting from an mRNA “vaccine” is the vaccinated individual, since all they are designed to do is lessen clinical symptoms associated with the S-1 spike protein. Since you’re the only one who will reap a benefit, it makes no sense to demand you accept the risks of the therapy “for the greater good” of your community. —Dr. Joseph Mercola,  “COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ Are Gene Therapy”, March 16th, 2021

So if your co-workers, family, or even your pastor maintains that these vaccines are a “moral obligation” to protect others, show them the science. And if that does not convince, simply repeat the official document of the Church posted by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (noting the underlined words):

…all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience…At the same time, practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary… In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good may recommend vaccination…— “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines”, n. 3, 5; vatican.va; a “recommendation” is not the same as an obligation

It is urgent that the Church begin to listen to the facts, precisely for the sake of the “the common good” (read The Great Reset to understand the existential implications of how this “crisis” is being manipulated).

We apologized once for not following the science. It’s too bad Galileo was not alive to hear it.

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