Mark Mallett

THE FALSE PEACE AND SECURITY

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For you yourselves know very well
that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.
When people are saying, “Peace and security,”
then sudden disaster comes upon them,
like labor pains upon a pregnant woman,
and they will not escape.
(1 Thess 5:2-3)

JUST as the Saturday night vigil Mass heralds Sunday, what the Church calls the “day of the Lord” or “Lord’s day”[1], so too, the Church has entered the vigil hour of the Great Day of the Lord.[2] And this Day of the Lord, taught the Early Church Fathers, is not a twenty-four hour day at the end of the world, but a triumphant period of time when the enemies of God will be vanquished, the Antichrist or “Beast” is cast into the lake of fire, and Satan chained for a “thousand years.”[3]

…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

And again,

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

The Church Fathers pointed to Revelation 20:1-6 precisely as this “Day of the Lord.” There is something beautiful I want to write about this Day as it pertains to Our Lady, which I will do soon. But tonight, the “now word” is how St. Paul warned that this Day will come like a thief “at night” marked by a certain false “peace and security.” 

WATCHING FOR THE DAY

Of course, I don’t intend to be presumptuous in saying that we have entered the vigil of this Day of the Lord. But it’s precisely what Pope St. John Paul II asked us youth to watch for and announce:

I did not hesitate to ask them to make a radical choice of faith and life and present them with a stupendous task: to become “morning watchmen” at the dawn of the new millennium. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Novo Millennio Inuente, n.9; (cf. Is 21:11-12)

The duty, he stated, was for the “watchmen of the morning [to] announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ”[4] in order to inaugurate the Kingdom of the Divine Will, thus fulfilling the “Our Father” and that perennial prayer for His Will to be done “on earth as it is in Heaven”:

This is our great hope and our invocation, ‘Your Kingdom come!’ — a Kingdom of peace, justice and serenity, which will re-establish the original harmony of creation.—ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, November 6th, 2002, Zenit

Christians are called to prepare for the Great Jubilee of the beginning of the Third Millennium by renewing their hope in the definitive coming of the Kingdom of God, preparing for it daily in their hearts, in the Christian community to which they belong, in their particular social context, and in world history itself. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, n. 46

However, before the Day of the Lord, there comes The Vigil; before The Resurrection of the Church comes her own Passion “when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection,” according to the Catechism.[5]

When the churches began to close around the world last March, something shifted in this apostolate. The “now word” in those days was that The Labor Pains are Realthat we have entered The Vigil of Sorrows and that this was Our GethsemaneAnd so, I continued to “watch and pray,” listening, too, for what Heaven might say through other prophets in the world. Ten days later after writing Our GethsemaneOur Lady gave this message to a “Californian soul”:

Today, with [Jesus], for the Church I relive the very hours of Gethsemane, of Calvary, of the crucifixion and of his death. Have trust and patience; have courage and hope! Soon from our pain will rise a new era of light. The Church will again flourish, under the powerful influx of the love of God… —see countdowntothekingdom.com

On June 20th, 2020, St. Michael the Archangel said to the approved Costa Rican seer, Luz de Maria:

…the House of God is being desecrated and this does not stop; God’s faithful children do not know where to go. The People of God find themselves in Gethsemane in a long night with their Lord and King Jesus Christ — troubled, hurting and hungry. Knowing that they are heading towards a still more difficult and tempestuous time when there will be confrontation within the divided Mystical Body of Christ, and apostasy will gain ground. People of God, the virus that is keeping humanity in suspense has come as a prelude to the great trial that will befall all humanity… countdowntothekingdom.com

Five days after that, Our Lord said to the American seer Jennifer:

I tell you today that the hour you are living in has been foretold. Now is not a time to become sleepy for you have entered your Gethsemane. You have entered a time that will be the greatest awakening mankind has endured. countdowntothekingdom.com

Again on August 4th, 2020, Our Lady said:

Have great hope in the full triumph of God for this poor humanity, so ill and far from Him. You are living the painful years of the great tribulation and the sufferings are becoming daily heavier for all. Spend the present hour in the Gethsemane of my Immaculate Heart and set yourselves to carry out with love the will of your Heavenly Father. Be witnesses of faith in these times of the great apostasy. Be witnesses of holiness in these days of great perversion. Be witnesses of love in a world which has become hard and insensitive, consumed and dried up by egoism, hatred, violence and wars. Bring everywhere the balm of my motherly love and mercy. —to a Californian Soul, cf. countdowntothekingdom.com

And last:

My beloveds, this is the beginning of the tribulation, but you should not fear as long as you kneel and acknowledge Jesus, God, One and Three. —Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, November 24th, 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com

THE NIGHT OF GETHSEMANE

Just as Judas and his mob showed up “like a thief in the night,” so too, the persecution of the Church is unfolding much the same. Suddenly, without notice, the “last suppers” are being said in many places as lockdowns continue with a more virulent form of the coronavirus spreading. Bishops have not hesitated to bar the faithful from their churches while the laity are free to enter liquor store. The prophetic words of St. Thérèse de Lisieux, spoken to a priest in New Boston, Michigan in 2008, seem closer to fulfillment than ever. The French saint appeared to him in a dream wearing a dress for her first Communion and led him toward the church. However, upon reaching the door, he was barred from entering. She turned to him and said:

Just as my country [France], which was the eldest daughter of the Church, killed her priests and faithful, so will the persecution of the Church take place in your own country. In a short time, the clergy will go into exile and will be unable to enter the churches openly. They will minister to the faithful in clandestine places. The faithful will be deprived of the “kiss of Jesus” [Holy Communion]. The laity will bring Jesus to them in the absence of the priests. —see Revolution! (Note: this priests also sees the souls in purgatory each night)

And just as the Apostles scattered in the Garden of Gethsemane, so too, the Body of Christ is Breaking. Yes, this a revolution. 

And what of the mob? Six years ago, I warned of The Growing Mobthat has no tolerance for free speech except their own, that is preparing to silence the voice of the Church, the voice of truth. Then in 2018, that The Barbarians are at the GatesBut now, they have burst through and The Purge has begun, as anyone who departs from the globalist’s Marxist narrative is beginning to be banned, deplatformed, and banished from social media and the Internet. 

When you speak all these words to them, they will not listen to you either; when you call to them, they will not answer you… This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the Lord, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech. (Jeremiah 7:27-28)

Today, Our Lady said much the same to the Italian seer, Gisella Cardia:

Oh! My wandering children who do not find the light – many of them still do not listen to my word, they do not appreciate my help, going as far as to mock these messages for the salvation of humanity. Children, you have had time for your choice, and if I look at the hearts of many of my children, I cry with pain and my Son’s heart bleeds. Children, now you will see what I never wanted your eyes to see: very strong earthquakes and all sorts of calamities such as tempests, storms, tidal waves and wars, because you did not listen to my words! —countdowntothekingdom.com

THE FALSE PEACE AND SECURITY

Ah! But “peace and security” are on their way! The vaccine has arrived, that Caduceus Key of Freemasony, and thus, the dawn of a Great Reset is now upon us! A new political era has begun!

A great revolution is waiting for us. The crisis doesn’t only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so. —September 14th, 2009; unnwo.org; cf. The Guardian

…after all we have been through it isn’t enough just to go back to normal… to think that life can go on as it was before the plague; and it will not. Because history teaches us that events of this magnitude—wars, famines, plagues; events that affect the vast bulk of humanity, as this virus has—they do not just come and go. They are more often than not the trdigger for an acceleration of social and economic change… —Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Conservative Party speech, October 6th, 2020; conservatives.com

This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a “reset”. —Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Global News, Sept. 29th, 2020; Youtube.com, 2:05 

However, as I wrote in The Great Resetthere is a malignant force behind this seemingly benign reset. This is a new Communist revolution, a blend of capitalism and socialism to create a new global beast (see Capitalism and the Beast). Alexander Trachtenberg, known as Moscow’s “enforcer” during the height of Communism, said:

When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of socialism… We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But take it we will.returntoorder.org

As I write, the new administration in the United States has already begun, just hours after the inauguration, to re-implement the Paris Agreement.[6] As I have previously explained, it is rooted in socialist ideology and not about climate[7] but part of a long game of UN planners to “redistribute wealth”[8] as an official on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quite candidly admitted:

…one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy.  Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth… —Ottmar Edenhofer, dailysignal.com, November 19th, 2011

And the new President wasted no time introducing quasi-Marxist social policies[9] by formalizing and splitting American society into identity groups like gender, race, sexual identity, etc. in the name of “Equity.” As Monsignor Michel Schooyans said:

The gender issue has several roots, but one of these is indubitably Marxist. Marx’s collaborator Friedrich Engels elaborated a theory of male-female relationships as prototypes of conflictual relations in the class struggle. Marx emphasized the struggle between master and slave, capitalist and worker. Engels, on the other hand, saw monogamous marriage as an example of men’s oppression of women. According to him, the revolution should begin with the abolition of the family. — “We must resist”, Inside the VaticanOctober 2000

This, of course, is one of the goals of the revolutionary movement called Black Lives Matter (BLM) that exploded across the U.S. last summer with the support of the political party now in power. I copied this straight from the BLM website before they removed it:

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable. We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise)…We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another. —blacklivesmatter.com

But this is a far bigger issue than one nation, as I pointed out after the election of Donald Trump,[10] noting also the alarming ethos behind the new revolutionaries:

…there is a bizarre and disturbing spiritual pall hanging over the protests. Here is the warning: it is the kind of violent anger that seethed in the populace before the French Revolution broke out, overthrowing the establishment, destroying Church property, and massacring thousands of priests and religious in the streets. One gets the impression that if progressives gain control again, they will never let this “catastrophe” of the “right” gaining power to ever happen again. —January 27th, 2017, Fake News, Real Revolution

This is a Global Revolution and one cannot “build back better,” as the United Nation’s motto goes, without first dismantling what is in place (see The Coming Collapse of America). When you dig into the ideologies behind what is meant by this United Nations’ “Great Reset” initiative, one discovers that its backers are literally planning to restructure the global economy around Marxist principals and charming slogans like “Green Politics.”[11] The UN’s Great Reset is simply another monicker for “Build Back Better“, using “crises” like COVID-19 or climate change to initiate this revolution.[12]

We owe it to future generations to build back better. —Prime Minsister Boris Johnson, Many 28th, 2020; twitter.com

This is the crisis of my lifetime. Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary… we must find a way to cooperate on fighting climate change and the novel coronavirus. —George Soros, May 13th, 2020; independent.co.uk.

Is it just a coincidence that President Joe Biden’s slogan is also “Build Back Better” and that the website buildbackbetter.gov redirects now to the official website of the White House? 

SUDDEN DISASTER

And thus, we come to the latter part of St. Paul’s warning: “When people are saying, “Peace and security,” then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” In some ways, the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 was like the first labor pain of a false sense of peace and security being shattered, but almost as a preparation for the final labor pains (see The Great Transition). Again, Our Lady’s words today:

Children, now you will see what I never wanted your eyes to see: very strong earthquakes and all sorts of calamities such as tempests, storms, tidal waves and wars, because you did not listen to my words! —countdowntothekingdom.com

Not only that, as I wrote in The Caduceus Keyhigh level scientists in the field of immunization have warned that tens of millions of people could die from these experimental gene vaccines that have been rushed to the public, untested for long term effects. I am sorry, these words are dire, I know, but we have collectively failed to heed the warnings of popes and other churchmen regarding the diabolical agenda to reduce the population of the planet (see Our 1942), however it comes. 

A unique responsibility belongs to health-care personnel: doctors, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, men and women religious, administrators and volunteers. Their profession calls for them to be guardians and servants of human life. In today’s cultural and social context, in which science and the practice of medicine risk losing sight of their inherent ethical dimension, health-care professionals can be strongly tempted at times to become manipulators of life, or even agents of death… On this point, scientific research itself seems to be almost exclusively preoccupied with developing products which are ever more simple and effective in suppressing life… —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL  II, Evangelium Vitae, n. 89, 13

This chastisement of mankind, primarily for the sin of abortion, is what the seers of Fatima foresaw when an angel appeared, about to strike the earth with a flaming sword.

The angel with the flaming sword on the left of the Mother of God recalls similar images in the Book of Revelation. This represents the threat of judgment which looms over the world. Today the prospect that the world might be reduced to ashes by a sea of fire no longer seems pure fantasy: man himself, with his inventions, has forged the flaming sword. —The Message of Fatima, from the Vatican’s website

To those who accuse me of “fear-mongering” I ask, should the world continue as it is, aborting over 115,000 babies a day, with hundreds of millions of people addicted to hard core pornography, millions more caught up in human trafficking, entire nations on the brink of starvation, and freedom threatened by a handful of billionaires… so that your comfortable life is not disturbed? The “final confrontation[13] we are entering is about souls not Western good-living. Ah, the Church has fallen asleep…

It’s our very sleepiness to the presence of God that renders us insensitive to evil: we don’t hear God because we don’t want to be disturbed, and so we remain indifferent to evil.”…such a disposition leads to “a certain callousness of the soul towards the power of evil.” The Pope was keen to stress that Christ’s rebuke to his slumbering apostles – “stay awake and keep vigil” – applies to the entire history of the Church. Jesus’ message, the Pope said, is a “permanent message for all time because the disciples’ sleepiness is not problem of that one moment, rather of the whole of history, ‘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

…and now we have awakened to a nightmare.

It is in the nature of secular messianists to believe that if mankind will not cooperate, then mankind must be forced to cooperate—for its own good, of course… The new messianists, in seeking to transform mankind into a collective being disconnected from his Creator, will unknowingly bring about the destruction of the greater portion of mankind. They will unleash unprecedented horrors: famines, plagues, wars, and ultimately Divine Justice. In the beginning they will use coercion to further reduce population, and then if that fails they will use force. —Michael D. O’Brien, Globalization and the New World Order, March 17th, 2009

Does anyone seriously think I woke up this morning eager to write these words? Yet, anyone alive to the “signs of the times” cannot fail to see that Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communismwhich was re-echoed at Fatima, is now in its final stages. But that also means that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is also near! 

I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. —Message of Fatima, vatican.va

Yes, a miracle was promised at Fatima, the greatest miracle in the history of the world, second only to the Resurrection. And that miracle will be an era of peace which has never really been granted before to the world. —Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, October 9th, 1994 (papal theologian for Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II); Family Catechism, (Sept. 9th, 1993), p. 35

Yes, when this night of tears is over, the daybreak will come and the Day of the Lord will shine with a glory unlike anything the world has ever known. In order for this to be accomplished, God must preserve a remnant of people: Our Lady’s Little Rabble. But you, dear friends, are not mere observers… you are, in fact, the very ones who can now hasten the coming of the Kingdom of God.

I will write about that shortly! 

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Thoughts for the day…

PetitionLord, help me to touch you in this moment of prayer. Help me to touch you in the Eucharist so that your presence will transform me.

  1. Was Jesus Afraid? In yesterday’s Gospel text, Jesus silenced the Pharisees in the synagogue. So incensed were they against the Lord that they began to plot with the Herodians to kill him. Now Jesus has retreated from the synagogues to the lakeshore and the open fields. Was Christ afraid? Was he running from his enemies? Hardly. The Lord was simply aware that his hour had not yet come. When it does approach, he will embrace it by marching resolutely to Jerusalem and his passion and death. The ones who really are afraid are the demons. They recognize that God is manifesting his power through Christ, and they tremble before him. The Son of God has come to win back what Satan’s lies have stolen. Does Christ’s power accompanying me in my life give me the courage I need to confront any situation as his witness?
  2. To Touch the Lord: In this vivid Gospel scene, the crowds of stricken humanity clamor around Jesus. Jews and gentiles journey from the far away regions of Idumea to the south, and Tyre and Sidon to the north, to catch a glimpse of the Master, to hear him speak words that no one has ever spoken before—to touch him and be healed of their infirmities. Oh, that we too had lived during the time of Christ in order to touch him and be cured of our sadness and selfishness, our heartache and egotism, our loneliness and lies, and even our physical ailments! Did Christ love those people who surrounded him by the lakeshore more than he loves us? No. He enables us to touch him more easily than they—every time we receive him in the Eucharist. Then why are we not yet healed? The disciples once cried out to Jesus, “Increase our faith!” And he replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed…”
  3. The Person of Christ: Irresistible: How can we grow in our faith in Christ? How can we, too, experience the irresistible attraction of his person like the crowds in Mark’s Gospel did? Nothing fills our life as much as contemplating the figure of Christ and perceiving the irresistible power of attraction he exercises through the centuries. Draw close to him, and in the depths of your souls contemplate him in all of the beauty of his human and divine stature. Along with the Eucharist, it is through prayer that we can come to touch Christ. Prayer is the most solemn moment for confessing our love; it is the raison d’être of our life, the ideal of our apostolate, the nourishment of our whole existence.

Conversation with Christ: Thank you, Lord, for letting me catch a glimpse of who you are through this meditation. Help me to respond to the attraction of your person with my whole life and to hold nothing back from you.

Resolution: I will visit Christ in the Eucharist or make a spiritual communion to thank him for his love and to contemplate him in the beauty of his divine and human stature.

Mark Mallett

TO VAX OR NOT TO VAX?

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Mark Mallett is a former television reporter with CTV Edmonton and award-winning documentarian and author of The Final Confrontation and The Now Word.

“SHOULD I take the vaccine?” That’s the question filling my inbox at this hour. And now, the Pope has weighed in on this controversial subject. Thus, the following is crucial information from those who areexperts to help you weigh this decision, which yes, has huge potential consequences for your health and even freedom…  

FIRST, THE BIG PICTURE

Vaccines are not being presented as just one of many medical interventions to deal with the SARS CoV 2 virus, which leads to the disease COVID-19 — they are being presented as the only solution, with consequences for the entire planet. This, from the man apparently coordinating and funding the endeavour: 

For the world at large, normalcy only returns when we’ve largely vaccinated the entire global population. —Bill Gates speaking to The Financial Times on April 8, 2020; 1:27 mark: youtube.com

Second, these vaccines are increasingly being tied to freedom of movement and commerce by the private sector, thus now making vaccines de facto mandatory. This has generally been confirmed by government officials all over the world:

Whoever is vaccinated will automatically receive ‘green status’. Therefore, you may vaccinate, and receive Green Status to go freely in all the green zones: They’ll open for you cultural events, they’ll open to you the shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants. —Health Ministry Director Dr. Eyal Zimlichman; November 26th, 2020; israelnationalnews.com

Third, the United Nations and several world leaders quickly tied COVID-19, vaccines, and climate change to what they are calling a “Great Reset” or programme to “build back better.” This may sound harmless, but when you dig into the ideologies behind what is meant by this United Nations’ initiative, one discovers that its backers are literally planning to restructure the global economy around Marxist principals and thrust mankind into a transhumanist movement, the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is: never. Nothing will ever return to the ‘broken’ sense of normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the coronavirus pandemic marks a fundamental inflection point in our global trajectory. —Founder of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab; co-author of Covid-19: The Great Reset; cnbc.com, July 13th, 2020

And so this is a big moment. And the World Economic Forum… is going to have to really play a front and center role in defining “Reset” in a way that nobody misinterprets it: as just taking us back to where we were… —John Kerry, former United States Secretary of State; The Great Reset Podcast, “Redesigning Social Contracts in Crisis”, June 2020

Please do read The Great Reset to hear global leaders speak of this “revolution” — and their plans for your future. 

A PAPAL OPINION

It was reported recently that both Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI received the vaccine.[1] But Pope Francis went further:

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

It must be said straight away that this comment on a scientific technology, made in a television interview and not a magisterial document, is not a formal teaching of the faith and is, and remains, the Pope’s opinion.

…if you are troubled by some statements that Pope Francis has made in his recent interviews, it is not disloyalty, or a lack of Romanita to disagree with the details of some of the interviews which were given off-the-cuff. Naturally, if we disagree with the Holy Father, we do so with the deepest respect and humility, conscious that we may need to be corrected. However, papal interviews do not require either the assent of faith that is given to ex cathedra statements or that internal submission of mind and will that is given to those statements that are part of his non-infallible but authentic magisterium. —Fr. Tim Finigan, tutor in Sacramental Theology at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh; from The Hermeneutic of Community, “Assent and Papal Magisterium”, October 6th, 2013; http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.co.uk

Still, his opinions carry a certain moral force that cannot easily be dismissed, not when Catholics and even secular leaders quote him as though this is the final word on the matter. Rather, we need to turn to the Church’s official statements to consider whether the Pope’s words carry the obligation they imply. First, let’s consider the latter part of his claim that the new vaccines don’t have any special dangers and that it is “suicidal denialism” to reject them.

THE SAFETY QUESTION

The theory behind vaccines is elementary: introduce into one’s body a less potent version of a particular virus or antigen and cause the body to develop an immune response to be able to fend off the actual virus. Of course, our bodies have powerful God-given immunities that are capable of doing this naturally, and they do so all the time against cold and flu viruses and even more harmful ones.

Seemingly, the Holy Father is under the assumption that these, if not all vaccines, are as safe as popping a vitamin. In fact, that is the assumption of billions of people. But are they totally safe?

While the theory behind vaccines is right, the question of safety becomes muddied when considering the contents found in them. These include heavy metal preservatives and adjuvants like Thermisol (mercurcy) or aluminum, which have been linked to auto-immune disorders like food allergies[2] and Alzheimers.[3] There is a clear parallel, in fact, between the tripling of inoculations in children’s vaccine schedules since the 1970’s and the rise of auto-immune disorders. ABC News reported in 2008 that the “rise in child chronic illness could swamp health care.”

What we have now is 69 doses of 16 vaccines that the federal government is saying children should use from day of birth to age 18… Have we seen children be healthier? Just the opposite. We have an epidemic of chronic disease and disability. One child in six in America, now learning disabled. One in nine with asthma. One in 50 with autism. One in 400 developing diabetes. Millions more with inflammatory bowel disorder, Rheumatoid arthritis. Epilepsy. Epilepsy is on the rise. We have children—30 percent now of young adults have been diagnosed as having a mental illness, anxiety disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia. This is the worst public health report card in the history of this country. —Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information CenterThe Truth About Vaccines, documentary; transcript, p. 14

Vaccines have also caused severe injuries in numerous countries from sterilization to polio outbreaks. For example, British journal The Lancet published evidence linking the polio vaccine to cancer (non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).[4] In Uttar Pradesh, India, a total of 491,000 were paralyzed from 2000-2017 after The Gates Foundation vaccinated hundreds of thousands of children.[5] While the Foundation and WHO went on to declare India “polio free”, scientists backed by studies warned that it was, in fact, the live polio virus in the vaccine causing these polio-like symptoms. 

Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis was recognized shortly after the introduction of OPV [oral polio vaccine], with cases occurring in both vaccinees and their contacts. The time is coming when the only cause of polio is likely to be the vaccine used to prevent it. —Dr. Harry F. Hull and Dr. Philip D. Minor, Oxford Journals Clinical Infectious Diseases periodical in 2005; healthimpactnews.com; Source: “When Can We Stop Using Oral Poliovirus Vaccine?”, Dec. 15th, 2005

And in the United States, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program[6] has paid out over 4.9 billion dollars to compensate people injured by vaccination.[7] It is estimated that this is roughly one percent of those eligible to make a claim. I’m only citing a fraction of the in-depth and exhaustive research on vaccine risks documented in The Pandemic of ControlAll this to say that it is not selfish or “suicidal denialism” to question the safety and effectiveness of the chemicals to be injected directly into one’s arm. Science is not imbued with infallibility. In, fact, the very nature of science is to always question the science in the pursuit of greater knowledge.

So what about the safety of the new RNA vaccines to prevent COVID-19? Pope Francis stated that, if there are no special dangers, why not take it?

In truth, numerous highly qualified experts and scientists in the field of virology have unequivocally stated that there are indeed “dangers” to these experimental vaccines (read The Caduceus Key and Not Herod’s Way). For one, the clinical trials on animals were skipped and the vaccines rushed to the public — an unprecedented action because the long-term effects are now completely unknown. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. is a renowned German microbiologist who has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. He is also the former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. He and several others have warned that the new gene technology in the mRNA vaccines being administered to millions may have dangerous, unforeseen effects months or even years from now:

There is going to be an auto-attack… You are going to plant the seed of auto-immune reactions. And I tell you for Christmas, don’t do this. The dear Lord did not want humans, not even Fauci, going around injecting foreign genes into the body… it’s horrifying, it’s horrifying. —Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D., The Highwire, December 17th, 2020

That’s a pretty serious warning, but by no means solitary — and evidently, not unjustified either. These are but a few of the reports of adverse reactions within just the first weeks of the new vaccine rollout:

• In the United States, at least 55 people have died after taking Pfizer’s new vaccine, according to The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.[8]

• In Norway, at least 23 have died shortly after receiving the vaccine.[9]

• As of December 18th, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a report that 3150 people have had such adverse reactions to the new vaccines that they were “unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, [or] required care from [a] doctor or health care professional.”[10]

• On January 18th, California stopped distribution of the Moderna vaccine after “an unusually high number” of adverse reactions.[11]

• The CDC reported on January 7th that nearly two dozen people have experienced life-threatening allergic reactions after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine.[12]

• And disturbing videos have emerged of healthy people suddenly developing debilitating neurological symptoms after their coronavirus vaccination — watch herehere, and here

In other words, the information the Pope has been given that these experimental vaccines are safe is, unfortunately, incorrect. In fact, for some people, it has been deadly. 

THE MORAL QUESTION

In the Vatican’s recent document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), it specifically states:

…all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience… — “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines”, n. 3; vatican.va

Certainly, then, there is a huge question mark hanging over the coronavirus vaccine. But what about the Pope’s statement: “morally everyone must take the vaccine”? The CDF’s document explicitly states:

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. —Ibid; n. 6

Indeed, the notion that a pharmaceutical company would be given the right to inject into one’s veins, against one’s will, an experimental drug that the company is not legally liable for… is reprehensible. It is tantamount to chemical rape.

The document adds, however, that…

…from the ethical point of view, the morality of vaccination depends not only on the duty to protect one’s own health, but also on the duty to pursue the common good. In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good may recommend vaccination, especially to protect the weakest and most exposed. —Ibid; n. 6

So now we have the criteria that might morally compel someone to be immunized by vaccination:

  1. The vaccines must be proven to be clinically safe.
  2. Vaccines must always be voluntary.
  3. There must be an absence of other means to stop or prevent an epidemic for a vaccine to be considered morally compelling for the common good.

I’ve already addressed the safety and mandatory issues. Two questions are left? How can one say that a vaccine is “for the common good” unless and until it is actually proven to be effective, much less not causing harm? Second, what about “other means to stop or prevent the epidemic”? It is surprising that the hierarchy seem completely unaware or mute on the growing list of remarkably effective alternatives to vaccination that are backed by studies. A recent study shows that there are 84% fewer hospitalizations for those treated with a “low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin.”[13] Vitamin D is now shown to reduce coronavirus risk by 54%.[14] In fact, a new study in Spain has found that 80% of COVID-19 patients were Vitamin D deficient.[15] On December 8th, 2020, Dr. Pierre Kory pleaded at a Senate hearing in the U.S. that the National Institutes of Health urgently review over 30 studies on the effectiveness of Ivermectin, an approved anti-parasitic drug.Mountains of data have emerged from many centers and countries around the world, showing the miraculous effectiveness of Ivermectin. It basically obliterates transmission of this virus. If you take it, you will not get sick. —December 8th, 2020; cnsnews.comIn the meantime, British scientists from the University College London Hospitals NHS (UCLH) announced over Christmas that they are testing the drug Provent, which could also prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from going on to develop the disease COVID-19.[16] Other doctors are claiming success with “inhaled steroids” like budesonide.[17] And, of course, there are nature’s gifts that are almost entirely ignored, belittled or even censored, such as the antiviral power of “Thieves Oil”, Vitamins C, D, and Zinc that can boost and help protect our God-given and powerful immunity. 

In other words, one can safely disagree with Pope Francis’ opinion that these experimental vaccines “must” be taken. In fact, there is arguably a moral imperative to warn others (and the Holy Father) of the potential grave dangers associated with and related to, not only these experimental vaccines, but the growing totalitarian mindset of a populace that would deprive fellow citizens of their very freedom and participation in society.

I recently wrote an appeal to the shepherds of the Church to not remain silent on the moral issue of a rapidly growing immunological police state, but also the immorality of lockdowns that are driving countless people into poverty, despair, suicide, drug addiction, and even starvation by the millions (see Dear Shepherds… Where Are You?). 

Finally, the question of the use of aborted fetal cells in the manufacturing of these vaccines remains a contentious issue. The CDF’s guidelines state that it is morally licit based on the previous criteria, and…

The fundamental reason for considering the use of these vaccines morally licit is that the kind of cooperation in evil (passive material cooperation) in the procured abortion from which these cell lines originate is, on the part of those making use of the resulting vaccines, remote. The moral duty to avoid such passive material cooperation is not obligatory if there is a grave danger, such as the otherwise uncontainable spread of a serious pathological agent — in this case, the pandemic spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. —Ibid. n. 3

Here, the same arguments apply as to whether the criteria have been met such that there is no other ethical or possible alternative. That is not the present case, which is why many are confused that the Church is not insisting on other pathways.

For my part, I will always refuse a vaccine derived from the murder of several babies in order to find the “perfect” cell line for vaccines — as a matter of conscience. There are also bishops who do not agree in the strongest terms with the ethical considerations provided by the CDF in this regard:

I won’t be able to take a vaccine, I just won’t brothers and sisters, and I encourage you not to if it was developed with material from stem cells that were derived from a baby that was aborted… it is morally unacceptable for us. —Bishop Joseph Brennan, Diocese of Fresno, California; November 20th, 2020; youtube.com

…those who knowingly and voluntarily receive such vaccines enter into a kind of concatenation, albeit very remote, with the process of the abortion industry. The crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind of concatenation with this crime, even a very remote one, is immoral and cannot be accepted under any circumstances by a Catholic once he has become fully aware of it. —Bishop Athanasius Schneider, December 11th, 2020; crisismagazine.com

YOUR QUESTION ON THE “MARK”

I have been asked by several people if the new vaccines are the “mark of the beast.” No, they aren’t. However, the question itself is not entirely misplaced. Here is why.

In March 2020, during a discussion with my son on the mark of the beast, I suddenly “saw” in my mind’s eye a vaccine coming that will be integrated into an electronic “tatoo” of sorts that may be invisible. Such a thing had never crossed my mind nor did I consider that such a technology existed. The very next day, this news story, which I’d never seen, was republished:

For the people overseeing nationwide vaccination initiatives in developing countries, keeping track of who had which vaccination and when can be a tough task. But researchers from MIT might have a solution: they’ve created an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special smartphone camera app and filter. —FuturismDecember 19th, 2019

I was shocked, to say the least. The very next month, this new technology entered clinical trials.[18] Ironically, the invisible “ink” used is called “Luciferase,” a bioluminescent chemical delivered through “quantum dots” that will leave an invisible “mark” of your immunization and record of information.[19] 

Then I learned that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working with the United Nations program ID2020 that seeks to give every citizen on earth a digital ID tied to a vaccineGAVI, “The Vaccine Alliance” is teaming up with the UN to integrate this vaccine with some kind of biometric.

Here’s the point. If vaccines are becoming mandatory such that one cannot “buy or sell” without one; and if some future “vaccine passport” is required as proof of inoculation; and if it is being planned, and it is, that the entire global population must be vaccinated; and that these vaccines could literally be imprinted onto the skin… it is certainly possible that something like this could eventually become the “mark of the beast.” 

[The beast] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Rev 13:16-17)

Since the vaccine stamp being developed by MIT actually contains information left behind in the skin, it is also not a stretch to imagine such a vaccine incorporating the “name” or “number” of the beast at some point. One can only surmise. What is not speculation is that never in the history of mankind has the infrastructure for such a global initiative been in place — and that alone constitutes a key harbinger of the proximate times in which we are living. 

They key is not to fret about this but to pray and trust that God will give you the wisdom you need. It is inconceivable that the Lord would not warn His people in advance to know the danger of such a serious thing, given that those who take the “mark” are excluded from Heaven.[20]

In that regard, here are a few prophecies, which would be prudent for the Church to at least discern at this hour:

Human beings are being cornered by global power, which sullies human dignity, leading people to great disorder, acting under the dominion of the spawn of Satan, consecrated beforehand by their own free will… At this very difficult time for humanity, the attack of diseases created by misused science will continue to increase, preparing humanity so that it would voluntarily request the mark of the beast, not only in order not to become sick, but to be supplied with what will soon be materially lacking, forgetting spirituality due to a weak Faith. The time of the great famine is advancing like a shadow over humanity that is unexpectedly facing radical changes… —Our Lord to Luz de Maria de Bonilla, January 12th, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

Great darkness envelops the world, and now is the time. Satan is going to attack the physical body of My children whom I created in My image and in My likeness… Satan, through his puppets who rule the world, wants to inoculate you with his venom. He will push his hatred against you to the point of compulsory imposition that will take no account of your freedom. Once again, many of My children who cannot defend themselves will be the martyrs of silence, as was the case for the Holy Innocents. This is what Satan and his henchmen have always done…. —God the Father to Fr. Michel Rodrigue, December 31st, 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com

And if there is to be a persecution, perhaps it will be then; then, perhaps, when we are all of us in all parts of Christendom so divided, and so reduced, so full of schism, so close upon heresy. When we have cast ourselves upon the world and depend for protection upon it, and have given up our independence and our strength, then [Antichrist] will burst upon us in fury as far as God allows him. —St. John Henry Newman, Sermon IV: The Persecution of Antichrist

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Footnotes
↑1cf. catholicsun.org
↑2Dr. Christopher Exley, Dr. Christopher Shaw, as well as Dr. Yehuda Schoenfeld, who has published over 1600 papers and is highly cited on PubMed, have found that aluminum used in vaccines is linked to food sensitivities. cf. “Vaccines and Autoimmunity
↑3see studies herehere, and here
↑4thelancet.com
↑5“Correlation between Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis Rates with Pulse Polio Frequency in India”, August, 2018, researchgate.netPubMedmercola.com
↑6hrsa.gov
↑7hrsa.gov
↑8January 16th, 2021; theepochtimes.com
↑9legemiddelverket.no
↑10Anaphylaxis Following m-RNA COVID-19 Vaccine Receipt”; December 19th, 2020; cdc.gov
↑11abc7.com
↑12cdc.gov
↑13November 25th, 2020; Washington Examiner, cf. preliminary: sciencedirect.com
↑14bostonherald.com; Sept. 17th, 2020 study: journals.plos.org
↑15October 28th, 2020; ajc.com
↑16December 25th, 2020; theguardian.org
↑17ksat.com
↑18ucdavis.edu
↑19statnews.com
↑20cf. Rev 14:11
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THE PURGE

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THE past week has been the most extraordinary in all my years as both an observer and former member of the media. The level of censorship, manipulation, deception, outright lies and careful construction of a “narrative” has been breathtaking. It’s also alarming because a great many people don’t see it for what it is, have bought in to it, and hence, are cooperating with it, even unwittingly. This is all too familiar…

Once they succeeded in ending democracy and turning Germany into a one-party dictatorship, the Nazis orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to win the loyalty and cooperation of Germans. The Nazi Propaganda Ministry, directed by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, took control of all forms of communication in Germany: newspapers, magazines, books, public meetings, and rallies, art, music, movies, and radio. Viewpoints in any way threatening to Nazi beliefs or to the regime were censored or eliminated from all media.[1] 

Today’s “fact-checkers” are the new Propaganda Ministry. They work on behalf of Big Tech and their Marxist allies — those “anonymous powers”, as Benedict XVI put it — men who control not only the vast flow of the world’s wealth but also its “health”, agriculture, food, entertainment, and media industries. The “fact-checking” has now gone into high gear with even the President of one the world’s most powerful countries being blocked from having a voice in his republic. I will not wade into the politics as this issue of censorship covers a broader range of topics (from pro-life to health to gender issues, etc.), but suffice it to say that this censorship has even drawn the criticism of other world leaders. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s ban on President Trump “problematic,” and said that freedom of opinion is an essential right of “elementary significance,” according to her spokesperson, Steffen Siebert.[2] “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators—not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” Siebert said. Clement Beaune, the junior minister for European Union affairs, said he was “shocked” a private company made this kind of decision. “This should be decided by citizens, not by a CEO,” he told Bloomberg TV. “There needs to be public regulation of big online platforms.” Even Norway’s Labor Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre said that Big Tech censorship threatens political freedom around the world.[3]

But it wasn’t just the U.S. President who was silenced by political foes. The non-partisan Twitter alternative, Parler, who refused to engage in censorship of its users, was also removed from Amazon’s server with other companies refusing to host them. It has virtually crippled the company. A Facebook alternative called “Gab”, run by a devout Christian, has also been the object of notable discrimination. Likewise, refusing to engage in biased “fact-checking” and censorship, they have been cut off from funding by credit card companies, PayPal, and other monetary services, leaving them with only bitcoin by which to operate. They too are accused of allowing “violence” and “hatred” on their platforms — as if Twitter and Facebook haven’t been the most used tools to coordinate violent uprisings throughout the past year in the United States and other countries. But hypocrisy runs thick these days. 

However, it wasn’t just the U.S. President and a handful of companies that were silenced. Thousands of users with social media accounts that have simply promoted alternative views on major issues today were blocked or removed in a massive Purge that has only just begun.

THE LAST STAND

As such, I realize that this ministry is very much in the crosshairs of the growing technocracy’s narrative. The prophetic warnings here about the growing global system that is corralling the entire world into an agenda are putting me in the crosshairs of censorship — and I have been fighting it every step of the way on Twitter and Facebook. In a recent message that echoes several of the writings on The Now Word, Our Lord Jesus says to the ecclesiastically approved Costa Rican seer, Luz de Maria:

Human beings are being cornered by global power, which sullies human dignity, leading people to great disorder, acting under the dominion of the spawn of Satan, consecrated beforehand by their own free will… At this very difficult time for humanity, the attack of diseases created by misused science will continue to increase, preparing humanity so that it would voluntarily request the mark of the beast, not only in order not to become sick, but to be supplied with what will soon be materially lacking, forgetting spirituality due to a weak faith. The time of the great famine is advancing like a shadow over humanity that is unexpectedly facing radical changes… —January 12th, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

As such, I have been busy this week making adjustments with how I communicate with you. At this time, my website does not seem to be under immediate threat, according to a conversation I had with our web server. However, the social media accounts by which I spread The Now Word are certainly vulnerable. I am quickly migrating away from Facebook and Twitter, mostly as a point of protest, but also because their tracking, collecting, and selling of personal data is as disturbing as their role in the Propaganda Ministry.  

Nonetheless, we forge ahead one day at a time. As such, I have created a new social media account on the unbiased, uncensored, and uncluttered forum called “MeWe.” You can find my writings as well as special “now words” posted there during the week that you won’t find here — such as the one at the end of this article. Just click on the banner below, sign up and “follow” my Page on MeWe (there is also a MeWe “app” for your phone). You’ll find hundreds of like-minded Catholics like you already there.

Second, an important aspect of this ministry is watching the “signs of the times.” Our Lord commanded us to “watch and pray”[4] and even rebuked the disciples for not understanding the signs of the times.

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? (Luke 12:56)

In fact, Our Lady has asked us to speak about the signs of the times:

My children, do you not recognize the signs of the times? Do you not speak of them? —April 2nd, 2006, quoted in My Heart Will Triumph by Mirjana Soldo, p. 299

And again,

Only with total interior renunciation will you recognize God’s love and the signs of the time in which you live. You will be witnesses of these signs and will begin to speak about them. —March 18th, 2006, Ibid.

However, I also don’t want to inundate you with emails everyday regarding these signs! So I have created a Group on MeWe called “The Now Word – Signs”. There, you’ll find links to relevant news stories and commentary. Once you join the Group, you are free to comment and share your own thoughts on the signs of the times. There is even a live Chat where you can talk to others. I hope to make specific times in the weeks ahead where I might join the Chat and be able to answer your questions directly. To join the Group, click on the banner below (my thanks to Mr. Wayne Labelle who is helping to moderate the Group!):

While I will focus my attention on MeWe in terms my personal presence, Gab users can find my writings here:

And Linkedin users can find them here:

Of course, no matter what platform you prefer, I am so grateful when you courageously share these writings with others.

Readers have been asking me lately if I am able to put my writings into podcast audio form. That is a more difficult and time-consuming task. As well, I’m not a fan of simply reading my writings out loud. However, I am pondering a way to communicate with you in that way. I might just create a short podcast that captures the nugget of a certain writing or a complimentary “word.” To be honest, I’ve simply been a bit overwhelmed this past year, so finding the time has been the main issue (along with posting new messages on Countdown to the Kingdom, my sister website). That said, I do have several podcasts, which can be heard by subscribers on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other services or for free at Buzzsprout here:

Professor Daniel O’Connor and I hope to do a weekly webcast reflecting on the previous week’s “messages from Heaven” posted on Countdown to the Kingdom. There’s so much happening so fast, and people are reaching out to us for guidance. We are, of course, sojourners just like you, but we hope to be able to serve you in this way as best as we can. Again, be patient with us as the demands have multiplied upon our ministries several fold. 

Finally, MailChimp, the email service provider through which subscribers receive The Now Word, has begun purging customers who do not meet their “standards.” Again, this is simply more of the same censorship from the Propaganda Ministry. Since then, I have inexplicably had numerous people write to say that they were involuntarily unsubscribed. Or when they do subscribe and try to click to my website, there’s a big warning from Microsoft saying the my website is dangerous to visit. I’ve worked with MailChimp’s tech support for weeks and they have been unable to resolve this. So, I may be switching over to another email distributor soon. You’ll be the first to know!

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Thought for the day

Introductory PrayerJesus, thank you for this time to be with you. I humbly offer you my intention to set all my distractions aside so that I can encounter you, my Lord and my God. I hope in you and know that you could never let me down. I love you and long to love you with all of my strength. Aware of my misery and weakness, I trust in your mercy and love.

PetitionLord, increase my zeal for souls.

  1. The Paralytic: One day, four men carried a friend to Jesus. It made all the difference in the world to the friend, for he was paralyzed and was unable to approach Jesus on his own. He had heard of the miracles Jesus had performed but had never seen them. His own healing was out of the question: he couldn’t go to Jesus on his own. Had his four friends not stepped in and brought him to Jesus, he would never have been cured. Their faith and love made his healing possible. Who does Jesus want me to bring to him? Do I invite people to prayer and adoration? Do I invitepeople to Mass and confession?
  2. The Four Friends: These four men were not stopped by the obstacles in their way. How long they traveled isn’t mentioned, but even a short distance is tiring when carrying a man on a mat. When they arrived at the house, it was full of people who had traveled to hear and see Jesus and to be cured by him. It was impossible for the men to get inside the house through the door, but they didn’t give up. They didn’t quit. They carried their friend up to the rooftop and lowered him down into the house. By persevering we can achieve anything. Love knows no boundaries or limits.
  3. Jesus: God wants to save so many people. He wants to bring real healing into their lives, but he wants to heal them through us. Jesus could have found the paralyzed man. He chose, rather, to let the others bring the man to him. Jesus wanted to heal him, but without the charity in the hearts of the four men, the healing might never have been accomplished. Who does Jesus wish to encounter through me? How can I be a better instrument of his love?

Conversation with ChristLord, help me to realize more deeply that you want me involved in salvation history. I’m on the front lines. You entrust souls to me, and you want to bless their lives through my prayers, my sacrifices and my work. Increase my love for these souls. They need my help and my fidelity. I don’t want to let them down. Help me to be faithful.

Resolution: I will make a sacrifice today for the person most in need of God’s grace.

Mark Mallett

THE SILENT ANSWER

Posted on  by Mark

 
Jesus Condemned, by Michael D. O’Brien

 First published April 24th, 2009. 

THERE is coming a time when the Church will imitate her Lord in the face of her accusers, when the day of debating and defending will give way to The Silent Answer.

“Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?” But Jesus was silent and answered nothing. (Mark 14:60-61)

THE ECLIPSE OF TRUTH

I wrote recently about the coming Revolution. Many simply cannot believe this is possible. But what we think and what we see are two different things: the signs of the times are all around us. Whether it is a Miss USA candidate standing up for traditional marriage, or the Holy Father exposing the lie about condoms, the response is increasingly unrestrained. One of the greatest signs, at least in the case of the Holy Father, is that he is increasingly being flogged by fellow bishops and priestsI think of Our Lady of Akita:

The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres… — Our Lady of Akita to Sr. Agnes, Third and last message, October 13th, 1973; approved by local bishop

As far back as the 1990’s, I produced a two-part mini-documentary for a newscast exposing the fact that condoms do little to prevent the sexually transmitted diseases of Chlamydia and Human Papilloma Virus (which is linked to cervical cancer). Furthermore, there is substantial evidence that condoms actually lead to an increase in sexual activity, exacerbating the AIDS epidemic:

There is a consistent association shown by our best studies, including the U.S.-funded ‘Demographic Health Surveys,’ between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates. —Edward C. Green, Director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; LifeSiteNews.com, March 19th, 2009

But the days are here and coming where the evidence matters little; where truth is subjective; where history is rewritten; where the wisdom of the ages is mocked; where reason is replaced by emotion; freedom displaced by tyranny. 

In one of my very first writings, I wrote:

The intolerance of “tolerance!” It is curious how those who accuse Christians of hatred and intolerance are often the most venomous in tone and intent. It is the most obvious—and easily over-looked hypocrisy of our times.

Jesus prophesied these days at the very beginning of His ministry:

And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. (John 3:19-20)

However, just as Jesus fell silent as His Passion began, so too, the Church will follow her Lord. But Jesus only fell silent before the religious courts who were not interested in the truth, but in condemning. So too, Jesus was silent before Herod who was only interested in signs, not salvation. But Jesus did speak to Pilate because he was still seeking truth and goodness even though, in the end, he capitulated to fear. 

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, “I find no crime in him.” (John 18:38)

Hence, we are entering the hour when we must ask for Divine Wisdom to know when to speak and when not to speak; when it will serve the Gospel and when it will not. For both silence and words can speak powerfully. A coward is not one who does not speak but is afraid to speak. This was not Jesus, nor should it be us. 

In our time more than ever before the greatest asset of the evilly disposed is the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan’s reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics. O, if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit, ‘What are these wounds in your hands?’ the answer would not be doubtful. ‘With these I was wounded in the house of those who loved Me. I was wounded by My friends who did nothing to defend Me and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries.’ This reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries. —POPE ST. PIUS X, Publication of the Decree of the Heroic Virtues of St. Joan of Arc, etc., December 13th, 1908; vatican.va

THE TIME OF TIMES

Once again, brothers and sisters, we should not be afraid to call evil by its name, recognizing that we are living in an extraordinary battle, what Pope John Paul II called “the final confrontation.” The immensity of this battle was underscored again by Bishop Robert Finn of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

As I speak a word of encouragement today I also want to tell you soberly, dear friends, “We are at war!” …today’s issues bring “an intensity and urgency to our efforts that may rival any time in the past.” —April 21st, 2009, LifeSiteNews.com 

Bishop Finn acknowledged that the war is often between members of the Church itself.

The “battle between believers,” who claim a certain “common ground” with us, while at the same time, they attack the most fundamental tenets of the Church’s teachings, or disavow the natural law—this opposition is one of the most discouraging, confusing, and dangerous. —Ibid.

Or disavow the central message of the Gospel itself? The sitting Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference, Archbishop of Freiburg, Robert Zollitsch, recently said,

Christ “did not die for the sins of the people as if God had provided a sacrificial offering, like a scapegoat.” Instead, Jesus had offered only “solidarity” with the poor and suffering. Zollitsch said “that is this great perspective, this tremendous solidarity.” The interviewer asked, “You would now no longer describe it in such a way that God gave his own Son, because we humans were so sinful? You would no longer describe it like this?“, Monsignor Zollitsch responded, “No.” —LifeSiteNews.com, April 21st, 2009

Discouraging, confusing, dangerous. Nonetheless, we need to speak the truth while it is time for speaking truth, even if, says Bishop Finn, “it means we might get scolded at times by those who want us to speak less.”

You know that he was revealed to take away sins… The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin… Behold, the Lamb of God, who tak es away the sin of the world! (1 John 3:5; 1:7; John 1:29)

CARRIERS OF HOPE!

Satan and the enemies of life would love for you and I to crawl into a hole and remain silent. This is not The Silent Answer I am speaking of. For whether we speak or whether we are silent, our lives must shout the Gospel of Jesus Christ through either our words or our deeds; through the proclamation of truth or the witness of love… a love that triumphs. Christianity is not a religion of philosophical babble but the Gospel of transformation where those who believe in Jesus, who turn from a life of sin and follow in the footsteps of the Master, are “transformed from glory to glory” (2 Cor 3:18) through the power of the Holy Spirit. This transformation should be visible to the world in all that we are and do. Without it, our witness is sterile, our words powerless. 

If Christ’s words remain in us we can spread the flame of love that He kindled on earth; we can bear aloft the torch of faith and hope with which we advance towards Him. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2nd, 2009; L’Osservatore Romano, April 8th, 2009

Perhaps Pope Benedict signaled the days of Silent witness approaching when, in his trip to Africa, he echoed the simplicity with which the Apostles in their days of persecution approached the world:

I am leaving for Africa aware that I have nothing to propose or give to those whom I shall meet except Christ and the Good News of his Cross, a mystery of supreme love, of divine love that overcomes all human resistance and even makes forgiveness and love for one’s enemies possible. —Angelus, March 15th, 2009, L’Osservatore Romano, March 18th, 2009

As the Church enters her own Passion, the day will come when The Silent Answer will be all there is left to give… when the Word of Love will speak for and through us. Yes, silence in love, not spite.

…we will not be swayed from our path, though the world seduce us with its smiles or try to terrify us with naked threats of its trials and tribulations. —St. Peter Damian, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. II, 1778

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Words to meditate on today

Introductory PrayerLord, thank you for this time we will spend together. I wish to step away from the world and all its activities to be alone with you now.  You are my beginning and my end: you created me, and you are leading me home to you in heaven. Thank you for your love. I know I deserve nothing from you and that my sins compound my unworthiness, yet you would still enfold me in your unfathomable love.

PetitionLord, increase my love for prayer and the interior life.

  1. A Man for Others: Here is Jesus in action. He works tirelessly from morning to night. He never thinks of himself. He never says he’s too tired or too busy to serve someone or to give others part of his time. He is there for everyone, and he keeps pushing himself to do more and more. He loves, and his love compels him to give himself to everyone around him without counting the cost. The whole city gathers to see him, and he opens his heart to all. He teaches. He heals the sick. He casts out demons. He is a man for others.
  2. A Man of Prayer: After a full day of work, Jesus rested for just a little while, and then he rose early for prayer. There was a balance between his apostolic work and his life of prayer. Jesus wasn’t too busy to seek the solitude necessary to speak heart-to-heart with his Father. He found strength in prayer. He strengthened his resolve to follow his Father’s plan in prayer. He was absorbed in prayer for so long that the others began to go in search of him. Prayer wasn’t just a one-time activity: itwas part of his daily routine.
  3. Everyone Is Searching for Him: “Everyone is searching for you,” they said when they found Christ. They expressed the desire of every person. We all need God. He is the deepest desire of the human heart. God is searching for us, too. Jesus gets up from his prayer and heads out to the next town. We are searching for Christ, and he is searching for us. Where do we meet him? In prayer. In prayer we speak heart-to-heart with the one whom we know loves us. In prayer we can speak about the things that are important to us and about those things that are most important to him. This vital encounter gives light and strength to every other encounter we will have during the rest of the day. Through prayer, our love for others is enkindled so that we can spend ourselves tirelessly for others as Jesus did. Through prayer, we can be a men and women for others.

Conversation with Christ: Lord, help me to put you first in my life by giving you the best of my time. Help me not to give into laziness, but to rise early in the morning so that I can be with you. I need you in my life. Help me to experience your love so that I can share it with others. Help me to give myself to your plan of salvation and to reach out to those who are searching for you. Help me to hunger for you alone so that you will satisfy my hunger.

Resolution: I will invoke Our Lord in short and simple prayers throughout today, telling him I love him and asking for the grace of a greater intimacy with him through prayer.

Thoughts for the day


Introductory Prayer
: Lord, I long to put you first in my life. It is easy to get caught up in daily activities. But you are not just another activity: you are my Lord and my God. I do believe in you, but I know that I need to believe in you more strongly. I do love you, but I must still strive to love you more than I love myself and my plans. I wish to offer you the best of myself right now in this time of conversation with you.

PetitionLord, may I understand that you are the truth. May I love you as Truth-made-incarnate in my heart.

  1. Truth and the Good Interwoven: “For he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” In his encyclical The Splendor of Truth, Pope Saint John Paul II reminded us of the necessary link between freedom, truth and the good. He went so far as to say that a correct understanding of this link is essential for the salvation of the world. Jesus taught with authority because he was both the Truth and the Good. Our freedom consists in recognizing this and living accordingly. Do I sincerely seek the truth in my life? Do I sincerely seek what is truly good, or am I conforming myself in some way to the hedonistic and self-seeking standards of the world?
  2. Multiplying Our Good: “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?” When our freedom refuses to recognize that Jesus is the Truth and that our greatest good consists in loving and following him, we feel threatened. We try to hold on to the good we imagine that we have apart from him. He does not want to take away the good we have, but rather he wishes to increase and multiply it. But to do so we must allow lesser goods we now have to die so that greater goods might rise with strength. Unless the seed falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a seed. But if it dies it rises to new life (cf. John 12:24).
  3. The Demands of Truth: All were amazed and asked one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching with authority.’” Today we live in a relativistic world, where truth is whatever we want it to be. “Whatever makes you comfortable” is the motto of the day. We are amazed when Jesus breaks the mold of relativism, revealing the lie hidden within it and proclaims that he is the Truth. When the Gospel makes demands on my life, do I shift into relativism and believe that it makes no difference how or if I respond? If the Gospel makes me comfortable, I will obey, but if not…. Truth can be demanding, but what a blessing it is that, in the person of Christ, truth is also love, mercy, goodness and joy. Do I love the truth and strive to live in the light?

Conversation with ChristLord, you know how easily I excuse myself from meeting your demands for my life. I do so even while knowing that when I fulfill them, I always discover new strength, hidden energy and untapped resources of love within me. Help me to give myself to you in love, to meet your demands, and to experience the power of grace unleashed within me.

Resolution: Today I will offer Christ something that is good but not necessary. By doing this, I will show my love for him and grow in self-detachment, so I can be more open to the good that he wishes to give me.

Word of the day

Mark 1:14-20

After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called them. So, they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.

Introductory Prayer: Lord, I adore you. You alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the Glory of God the Father. Lord, I love you and wish to know you more intimately, since you are goodness and mercy itself.

Petition: Lord, grant that I may follow you faithfully all the days of my life.

  1. Repent and Believe in the Good News: There is no time to waste. We have one life to live and only one chance to live it. Jesus is trying to tell us that we have to make the most of it. We have heard about Jesus before. Perhaps we have been going to church and listening to his word for decades. However, have we allowed Christ’s message of love and mercy to penetrate our heart? Have we turned away from all attachment to sin in our life and really followed the Gospel?
  2. Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men: We can’t forget that the essence of Christianity is following Jesus, the Son of God. As his mother Mary told the waiters at the wedding at Cana, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). Jesus is the real protagonist in our lives. He takes the initiative to call us to himself and to follow him more closely. He invites us to follow him in proclaiming the Good News to the whole world. It is not enough to know Christ. We have to share our faith with others and let the Gospel direct our decision-making process.
  3. Leaving Their Father in the Boat, They Followed Him: We naturally want to be comfortable and do things familiar to us. In fact, most ads we see appeal to our desire to rest and be secure. However, Jesus breaks the mold and commands us to leave our comfort zone. Unless we first change ourselves, we cannot expect to change the world. Until we first dedicate ourselves to knowing Christ better and more intimately, we will not be ardent apostles of his kingdom. Only after we have had a personal encounter with Christ can we experience the bliss of loving him more and cooperating in his saving mission. As Pope Saint John Paul II so often encouraged us, echoing the words of Christ himself, “Be not afraid!” Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone to serve Christ in love.

Conversation with Christ: Jesus, I want to follow you more closely. Help me to know you as you are so that I can love you as you deserve to be loved. Eternal Father, grant me the fullness of your grace, which consumes all weakness, so that my heart will be lifted up with an indescribable enthusiasm to embrace my cross and follow faithfully in the footsteps of your Son.

Resolution: Today I will perform an act of charity that I have neglected or been afraid to do for some time.