Mark Mallett

EXPLAINING THE GREAT STORM

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MANY have asked, “Where are we on the Timeline of events in the world?” This is the first of several videos that will explain “tab by tab” where we are at in the Great Storm, what is coming, and how to prepare. In this first video, Mark Mallett shares powerful prophetic words that unexpectedly called him into a full-time ministry as a “watchman” in the Church that has led to him preparing his brethren for the present and coming Storm.

Based on the Scriptures, Early Church Fathers, Popes, and credible private revelation of our time, this is a “must see” series for you and your family. In the second video, Professor Daniel O’Connor will rejoin Mark in what will be a riveting series as we all begin to live the long-foretold events… in real-time.

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Explaining the Great Storm

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EXPOSING THIS REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT

 

…without the guidance of charity in truth,
this global force could cause unprecedented damage
and create new divisions within the human family…
humanity runs new risks of enslavement and manipulation..
—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n.33, 26

 

WHEN I was a child, the Lord was already preparing me for this worldwide ministry. That formation came primarily through my parents whom I saw love and reach out to people in need with concrete help, irregardless of their color or status. So, in the school yard, I was often drawn to the kids who were left behind: the overweight kid, the Chinese boy, the aboriginals who became good friends, etc. These were the ones Jesus wanted me to love. I did so, not because I was superior, but because they needed to be acknowledged and loved like me.

I remember sitting in front of the television in 1977 watching Roots with my family, a television series about the slave trade in America. We were horrified. I still find it overwhelming that this actually happened. And then the segregation. Our family watched the story of Jackie Robinson a couple of months ago (“42“), and tears welled up in my eyes—and anger at the utter arrogance, evil and injustice of white supremacists.

My ministry has taken me into dozens of American States, including the “deep south”. I have often gone for walks in the forests of Florida or Mississippi and I can feel the ghosts of oppression that passed through those trees. And neither did I pretend that racism did or does not exist there. I would sometimes strike up conversations with my American friends to ask them about the racism of the past and present. Depending on which State or region, which community or area, some have told me how there are subtle remnants of racism; others say that there has been healing and that they peacefully co-exist. But others say that racism is alive and well. That young black men feel fear when being pulled over for no reason by a white cop; or that they’ve been excluded from doing homework in a cafeteria for no apparent reason; that they’ve been barked at for standing too close to someone; or that their parents still forbid the idea of intermarriage; or that someone has rolled down the window and shouted “n____r!” through the window. That this continues in 2020 is grievous—as are the ethnic hatreds boiling over between other cultures and peoples.

This entire ministry was started by prophetic words given to me and a black American priest from New Orleans while we gave him shelter after Hurricane Katrina.[1] That week, I took him around to several Canadian parishes to raise funds for his mostly African American community and church that had been heavily destroyed. When I was in Trinidad just days before COVID-19 closed the border, I ended the conference walking around the room of over three hundred, to each person who were mostly of color, bringing to them a true relic of the Cross. I placed it in their palms, held their hands, and stood with each one as we wept, laughed, prayed, and dwelled in the Lord’s presence. I held them in my arms, and they held me.

Racism is evil. I have always hated it. Yet, some may feel any criticism[2] of this new “white privilege” doctrine is racist. I feel that is a thoughtless and easy way to dismiss an important conversation. For there is a much deeper thing I am driving at…

 

UNTANGLING “WHITE PRIVILEGE”

I repeat that what happened to George Floyd is disturbing and immoral. While it has not been established as a racial crime (they actually worked together in the past), the scene was enough to remind all of us, but especially the African American community, of the terrible racist acts of the past against black people. Unfortunately, police brutality is nothing new either. It’s too common and part of the reason that many are protesting as well. Such excessive force and racism are terrible evils that have plagued not only American society but cultures around the world. Racism is ugly and should be fought wherever it rears its ugly head.

But is renouncing “white privilege” doing that?

Even though I have experienced discrimination based on my skin color,[3] I am not comparing that to the oppression some people of other ethnicities still encounter, sometimes on a regular basis. The fact that whites in the Western World do not experience that kind of racism is being called “white privilege”. Understood that way, the words “white privilege” bear a certain truth: it is the privilege of not being discriminated against.

But that’s not what most people mean by “white privilege”. Rather, they mean that every white person on the planet is culpable for the environment of racism. They could be Russian, Italian, German, Canadian, American, Australian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Ukrainian, etc. Doesn’t matter. They could be Servants of God Dorothy Day or Catherine de Hueck Doherty or even Abraham Lincoln. It seemingly doesn’t matter if individuals alive today have not only rejected racism and even fought against it (such as the last three); all whites must bend their knees and recant their “white skin privilege”—or be indicted as part of the problem.

This is a sleight of hand in logic that shifts the blame from individuals and even entire communities that do not recognize their discrimination—and who need to—and places it on people based, not on their mindsets, not on their actual words or actions, but on the lack of melanin in their skin. Because, as it turns out, the “white privilege” that people are being guilted for are simply God-given basic human rights. No one should be shamed for having those.

But yes, woe to those who deprive them from others or participate by ignoring racism when they see it. I repeat:

Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them. —POPE ST FELIX III, 5th century

What is needed, then, is an authentic examination of conscience by all of us for actual racism or cowardice—not a phony admission extracted by the mob.

This African American has called out both white and black people for the hypocrisy in the streets right now in a refreshingly honest and wise commentary.

And neither should we make light of this. The “white privilege” fear-mongering right now is actually playing into the Global Revolution that is no longer coming, but now unfolding.

 

THE NEW DIVISIONS

Just as Pope Benedict had warned, the lack of “charity in truth” has begun creating “new divisions” between us—now white against white as many begin to shame, humiliate, and bully those who haven’t yet “taken the knee”, posted a “white privilege” hashtag, or token “I’m sorry” for something they never did. Such as this young mother who wrote me:

I’ve been watching social media unfold after George Floyd was murdered, with absolute unbelief. As someone who is supposed to be “one of the sheep” as a person of my generation, regurgitating propaganda on social media, literally bullied/pressured into it by people because “if you don’t post about the major events going on you are de facto a conspiracy theorist/racist/hater”, I see first hand how it is sweeping people along in a well-meaning wave of ignorance. Black Lives Matter (BLM) wants to defund the police (it’s the first thing you see when you go on to their website so they aren’t trying to hide it)… I know for a fact that BLM relies on the social media sheep to spread their message; I know that they capitalized on the George Floyd incident as publicity; I know for a fact that millions of people were white-guilted into donating money to different organizations (I saw BLM mentioned many times), because if you’re not donating, you are being racist, “it’s not enough to be un-racist, you need to be actively anti-racist” — it’s just crazy because people don’t really know what they are giving their money to. Insanity.

Since when has bullying, threatening, manipulation, and name-calling have anything to do with the Gospels? Did Jesus ever coerce people? Did Jesus ever walk up to someone who was a public sinner and humiliate them, much less someone who was innocent? Even if someone is silent when they shouldn’t be, this kind of mob mentality is not the Spirit of God.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Are these samplings of events that have taken place this past week the “Spirit of freedom”?:

  • A black policeman at a Black Lives Matter rally, while doing his job, was suddenly surrounded by protesters and called a “n____r”, among other foul slurs.
  • A mother said her 6 year old, after hearing a message on “white privilege” asked, “So blacks are better than us right?”
  • Protesters who turned violent on police in Portland has resulted in the police chief resigning for having tried to quell the violence.[4]
  • A woman said that she promoted “Black Lives Matter” on Facebook because she was afraid that her silence would suggest to others in her peer group that she was not against racism.
  • Spirit Daily published an open letter[5] calling Catholics to recognize that the real enemy is spiritual, not each other, and to not let the evil one divide us. The author was subsequently told by a family member that he is now in opposition to the Catholic Church.
  • Another woman posted on Facebook that, whether you are shouting or silent, whether you are marching or quietly going about your business, do it with LOVE. A commenter declared that she was taking the “way of a coward”.
  • A man in California was fired from a Catholic school for calling out some of the troubling objectives of Black Lives Matter (which I’ll reveal below).[6]
  • The majority of the Minneapolis city council vowed to disband their police department.[7]
  • The Mayor of that city was booed at a large rally and told to “get the f— out” after saying he would not disband the police force.[8]
  • In London, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, who ended slavery in America, was vandalized.[9]
  • In Boston, a Black Lives Matter “protester” defaced a monument to the first all-black volunteer regiment who fought to end black slavery.[10]
  • University of Chicago professor, Brian Leiter, called for an armed coup of the White House.[11]
  • A Black Lives Matter activist was seen on TV with #FTP on his arm, threatening that it means “Fire To Property”[12]
  • A Tweet from “BlacklivesMatter DC” stated that “Black Lives Matter means defund the police”.[13]
  • Police officers are considering or beginning to resign as they fear for their lives, including 600 from the NYPD alone.[14]
  • An NBA announcer was fired from his job for daring to Tweet: “All Lives Matter… Every Single One!”[15]
  • Opinion Editor for the New York Times resigned because he agreed with an “opinion piece” by a Senator calling for a military response to the out of control violence, vandalism, looting and murder in the streets.[16]
  • A protester becomes the backdrop for a “F*** the police” music video by YG.[17]
  • New York is to paint “Black Lives Matter” on all prominent streets.[18]
  • Homes in the Sacramento area who are displaying an American flag are being targeted by arsonists.[19]
  • A retired St. Louis police captain, who became a small-town police chief, was found fatally shot outside a pawn shop that was looted after riots there.[20]

In the words of Benedict XVI:

A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious… a negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom—for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation. —Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 52

And that is what the spirit of revolution looks like.

 

WHO IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?

As that young reader pointed out, many are giving their money hand-over-fist to the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) organization (as opposed to the unorganized movement which is not necessarily affiliated. See: “Can a Catholic Support “Black Lives Matter”) The title itself is appealing and agreeable, of course. But who is this organization? Among their objectives, the BLM website states:

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

Their demands also include “a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth… a completely community-controlled law enforcement, education system, and local government… free education… and guaranteed livable minimum income.”[21]

In other words, they are promoting neo-Marxist ideas that are at odds with Catholic teaching. Perhaps it makes sense now why so many “protesters” associated with BLM were looting and stealing (which has nothing to do with fighting racism). Were they simply “redistributing the wealth” that “white privilege” took from them”? And perhaps it makes sense why there is a move to disband entire police forces and install “community-controlled law enforcement”. But this too is troubling given that the history of Black Lives Matter is marred with violence.[22]

How did America go from praising and celebrating the “nation’s finest” after 911… to now chanting “F*** the police” at mass rallies? What is the spirit behind this? Yes, police brutality is a real issue; police racism is a real thing. But it is also real that there are vastly more men and women, who are honorable and heroic, who put their lives on the line to serve their country and fellow citizens. But those are the ones who are leaving in droves right now. Who wouldn’t?

But that’s the intended result: the overturning of the present order.

 

THE REAL SPIRIT BEHIND THIS REVOLUTION

Which brings us back to the purpose of why I wrote Black and White: to expose the real spirit behind what is taking place right now in this Global RevolutionMany Catholics who are “taking the knee” and putting “Black Lives Matter” on their social media tags, etc. need to quickly re-evaluate what they are contributing to, and not just monetarily: fighting racism… or a mob that is destabilizing entire countries? Watch out. Because—mark my words—you are going to see your Catholic churches defaced, vandalized, and some burned to the ground not long from now. You will see your priests go into hiding. Worse yet, some Catholics are already bringing to fulfillment Jesus’ other prophecy:

…in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. (Luke 12:53)

In April of 2008, an American priest, who sees the Holy Souls in purgatory, confided to me that the French saint, Thérèse de Lisieux, appeared to him in a dream wearing a dress for her first Communion. She led him to 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.

The reason is that the spirit behind this revolution is ultimately a spirit of rebellion against God. As Professor Daniel O’Connor and I explained in our webcast Apocalypse Not?we are living in the “end times”, that is, the end of this era. And St. Paul taught that the “day of the Lord” will not come…

…unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thess 2:2-3)

As I warned years ago, the lack of evangelization, of Catechesis, of leadership, and the deficit of faith in the Catholic Church as a whole… has created a Great Vacuum in this generation. Many of the protesters out marching on those streets are kids who were raised without authentic Christianity; with mindless television, pornography, and video gaming as their lifeline. For many of them, the Catholic Church signifies exactly what they’ve been told in the media: a bunch of white, patriarchal pedophiles who have no purpose other than to stay in power. How long before they are in the crosshairs?

So now, along comes a new ideal… or rather, ideologies that themselves, like the politically correct version of “white privilege”, are casuistries.

casuistry [noun]: the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions.

Such as:

  • God loves everyone and wants us to love each other, therefore when two people of the same sex “marry” each other, that is good.
  • Jesus commanded us: “Do not judge.” Therefore, it is intolerant to dictate a moral absolute to another.
  • We are made in God’s image and should be loved unconditionally, therefore one must be loved however they define themselves.
  • There is a lot of brokenness and divorce, therefore marriage and the nuclear family are the problem.
  • Men and nations fight over property and borders, therefore property rights should be abolished and the fighting will end.
  • Men have used their strength to dominate, therefore masculinity is toxic.
  • Our bodies are sacred and the temple of the Holy Spirit, therefore a woman has autonomy over the fate of the body in her womb.
  • Whites colonized and even enslaved people of color in centuries past, therefore every white person alive today has “white privilege” and must apologize.

Speaking of the common roots of these ideologies, Monsignor Michel Schooyans said:

…the so-called “gender” issue [is] now in great vogue at the UN. 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

Hence, this is why Servant of God Sr. Lucia of Fatima warned:

…the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family… anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issuehowever, Our Lady has already crushed its head. —Sr. Lucia, seer of Fatima, in an interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffara, Archbishop of Bologna, from the magazine Voce di Padre Pio, March 2008; cf. rorate-caeli.blogspot.com

Vast sectors of society are confused about what is right and what is wrong, and are at the mercy of those with the power to “create” opinion and impose it on others. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Cherry Creek State Park Homily, Denver, Colorado, 1993

These “opinions” are now the “causes” that have become the rallying cry of this generation. The call from young people to dismantle capitalism, Catholicism, “white privilege”, the traditional family, etc. is real. We’re seeing it live on television. We are seeing it spill into the streets with violence. The anger many of them express is actually a rebellion against all authority. For the youth believe they have been robbed of meaning, and they have been; they believe they need an ideal, and now they have one; all that’s left is for them to be given a Leader… and he is coming.

 

LAST WARNINGS

I feel like Moishe the Beadle from my article Our 1942I’m crying out: this is a trap! These globalists who have promoted these ideologies do not have your freedom in mind as you may think young people! They do not have the best interests of the poor in mind as you may think dear marchers! They do not have the harmony of all people’s in mind as you may think dear protesters! They are pitting us against each other in order to destroy relationships, families, nations, and international relations… so as to collapse them all and rebuild a New World Order. And this was foreseen in literally hundreds of warnings from the popes. Ordo Ab Chaos means “Order out of Chaos.” It is the Latin motto adopted by the Illuminatists and Freemasons, those secret sects that have been outright condemned by the Catholic Church due to their perennially illicit goals—goals, by the way, which are perfectly aligned with those on the BLM website:

You are aware indeed, that the goal of this most iniquitous plot is to drive people to overthrow the entire order of human affairs and to draw them over to the wicked theories of this Socialism and Communism… —POPE PIUS IX, Nostis et Nobiscum, Encyclical, n. 18, DECEMBER 8, 1849

And so, now we see Pope Leo XIII’s prophecy finally coming true:

At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum GenusEncyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20thl, 1884

…the order of the world is shaken. (Psalm 82:5)

I know I cannot stop this; my blog is but a pebble against a Spiritual Tsunami. But I am here to help Our Lady’s Little Rabble —who are from every race on earth—to avoid the pitfalls and traps of the casuistry and sophistries of Satan. We are the ones who have to break from the status quo, break from that insidious peer-pressure and renounce political correctness and following the mobwho are like the blind leading the blind. For who, you must ask, is the “they” whom they are following anyway?

For the world, the authority is “they,” something anonymous. Everybody follows the styles. Or they say,“Everybody’s doing it.” Oh, no! Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. Believe me, in this error infested world, we really need a Church and an authority that is right when the world is wrong! —Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen, Your Life is Worth Living, The Christian Philosophy of Life, p. 142

Well, you dear Rabble, are part of the Church. It is the Hour of the Laitysaid John Paul II. And this is now beginning to cost us as we were long told it would. Yes, it’s just as Jesus said it would be when one stands for authentic truth—not half-truths, not empty apologies, not meaningless gestures, or politically correct platitudes… but real truth, real action, and real justice.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied… Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Monday’s Gospel)

 

I ask you to be defenders of the truth.
The devil will deceive many of the consecrated,
and many of My poor children will seek the truth
and find it in few places.
Confusion will spread everywhere among the faithful
and many will walk like the blind leading the blind.
Bend your knees in prayer. Whatever happens, remain firm in your faith.
Accept the Gospel of My Jesus and the teachings
of the true Magisterium of His Church. Onward. I am with you,
although you do not see Me.

—Our Lady to Pedro Regis, May 19th, 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com

 


I watched this prophecy, released today, after writing the article above.
Coincidence?

 

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COMMUNION IN THE HAND? PART II

 

SAINT Faustina recounts how the Lord became unhappy with certain things taking place at her convent:

One day Jesus said to me, I am going to leave this house…. Because there are things here which displease Me. And the Host came out of the tabernacle and came to rest in my hands and I, with joy, placed it back in the tabernacle. This was repeated a second time, and I did the same thing. Despite this, it happened a third time, but the Host was transformed into the living Lord Jesus, who said to me, I will stay here no longer! At this, a powerful love for Jesus rose up in my soul, I answered, “And I, I will not let You leave this house, Jesus!” And again Jesus disappeared while the Host remained in my hands. Once again I put it back in the chalice and closed it up in the tabernacle. And Jesus stayed with us. I undertook to make three days of adoration by way of reparation. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 44

Another time, St. Faustina attended Mass with the intention of making reparation for offences against God. She wrote:

It was my duty to make amends to the Lord for all offenses and acts of disrespect and to pray that, on this day, no sacrilege be committed. This day, my spirit was set aflame with special love for the Eucharist. It seemed to me that I was transformed into a blazing fire. When I was about to receive Holy Communion, a second Host fell onto the pries’s sleeve, and I did not know which host I was to receive. After I had hesitated for a moment, the priest made an impatient gesture with his hand to tell me I should receive the host. When I took the Host he gave me, the other one fell onto my hands. The priest went along the altar rail to distribute Communion, and I held the Lord Jesus in my hands all that time. When the priest approached me again, I raised the Host for him to put it back into the chalice, because when I had first received Jesus I could not speak before consuming the Host, and so could not tell him that the other had fallen. But while I was holding the Host in my hand, I felt such a power of love that for the rest of the day I could neither eat nor come to my senses. I heard these words from the Host: I desired to rest in your hands, not only in your heart. And at that moment I saw the little Jesus. But when the priest approached, I saw once again only the Host. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 160

Before I comment on the above, let me repeat for those who have not read Part I hereThe guidelines of the Church are clear: the normative practice for Catholics all over the world is for them to receive the Holy Eucharist on the tongue. Second, this is how I have received Jesus for years, and will continue to do so as long as I possibly can. Third, if I were pope (and thank God I am not), I would ask every parish in the world to reinstall a humble Communion rail that would allow parishioners to receive the Blessed Sacrament in a way proper to Who it is that they are receiving: kneeling (for those who can) and on the tongue. As the saying goes: lex orandi, lex credendi: “the law of prayer is the law of belief”. In other words, the way we worship ought to be in accord with what we believe. Hence, this is the reason that Catholic art, architecture, sacred music, the manner of our reverence, and all the ornaments of the Liturgy that have grown throughout the centuries became, in themselves, a mystical language that spoke without words. No wonder, then, that Satan attacked much of this in the past fifty years in order to silence the divine (see On Weaponizing the Mass).

 

TOUCHING JESUS

That said, we can also infer much from St. Faustina’s accounts. First, while the Lord was displeased with certain things in the nun’s home, one of them was evidently not the idea of being in the hands of someone who loved Him. He, in fact, insisted three times on being in her unconsecrated (ie. not sacramentally ordained) hands. Second, at the very Mass where St. Faustina is making reparation for “all offenses and acts of disrespect”, the Lord is not offended to have touched her hands. In fact, He “desired” it. Now, none of this is to say that Jesus was indicating a preferred change in the liturgical practice of the day (Communion on the tongue), but that Our Eucharistic Lord, simply, “rests” with the one who reverently loves Him, and yes, even in their hands.

To those who are appalled by these accounts, I would also turn your attention to Sacred Scripture where Jesus appears to the Twelve after His Resurrection. While still in a state of doubt, Jesus invites Thomas to place his fingers into His side, the very place where the Blood and Water gushed forth (symbolic of the Sacraments).

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.” (John 20:27)

And then there was a woman “who was a sinner” who entered the house where Jesus was. She…

…brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. (Luke 7:39)

The Pharisees were disgusted. “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”[1]

Likewise, many people “were bringing children to him, that he might touch them,” and the disciples became “indignant.” But Jesus replied:

Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:14)

All this is to say that the liturgical practice of receiving Jesus on the tongue is taught, not because Our Lord does not want to touch us, but so that we remember Who it is that we are touching.

 

ANSWERING YOUR LETTERS

I wish to reiterate the point of this series on Communion in the hand: to answer your questions as to whether it is immoral or unlawful to receive the Holy Eucharist in your hands where dioceses are now making this a requirement due to COVID-19.

Setting aside the positive comments from both priests and laity after reading Part I, others felt that I was somehow making “light” of Communion in the hand. Some have insisted that they will refuse the Eucharist anyway and instead make a “Spiritual Communion.” Others tried to dismiss the Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril as possibly not his words or really not indicative of ancient practices.

The fact is that there is little written about the practice of how the Eucharist was received in early times. But what scholars unanimously agree upon is that the Last Supper would have been a typical Jewish Seder meal, with the exception of Jesus not partaking in the “fourth cup”.[2] This is to say that the Lord would have broken the unleavened bread and distributed it in normal fashion—each Apostle taking the Bread into his hands and consuming it. Hence, this would have most likely been the practice of the first Christians for some time.

The first Christians were all Jewish and they continued to celebrate the Passover once a year for many years, at least until the Temple at Jerusalem was destroyed in around 70 AD. —Marg Mowczko, MA in early Christian and Jewish studies; cf.  “The Passover Meal, the Seder, and the Eucharist”

In fact, we know for certain that for at least the first three to four centuries, Christians in various ways received the Eucharist on the palm of their hand.

In the Early Church, the faithful, before receiving the consecrated Bread, had to wash the palms of their hands. —Bishop Athanasius Scheider, Dominus Est, pg. 29

St. Athanasius (298–373), St. Cyprian (210–258), St. John Chrysostom (349–407), and Theodore of Mopsuestia (350–428) can all attest to the practice of Communion in the hand. St. Athanasius refers to the washing of the hands before receiving. St. Cyprian, St. John Chrysostom, and Theodore of Mopsuestia mention similar things such as receiving in the right hand then adoring Him and kissing Him. —André Levesque, “Hand or Tongue: The Eucharistic Reception Debate”

One of the more striking testimonies around the same period as St. Cyrus came from St. Basil the Great. And as I will explain in a moment, it applies especially to times of persecution.

It is good and beneficial to communicate every day, and to partake of the holy body and blood of Christ. For He distinctly says, He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life… It is needless to point out that for anyone in times of persecution to be compelled to take the communion in his own hand, without the presence of a priest or minister, is not a serious offense, as long custom sanctions this practice from the facts themselves. All the solitaries in the desert, where there is no priest, take the communion themselves, keeping communion at home. And at Alexandria and in Egypt, each one of the laity, for the most part, keeps the communion, at his own house, and participates in it when he likes… And even in the church, when the priest gives the portion, the recipient takes it with complete power over it, and so lifts it to his lips with his own hand. —Letter 93

Of note, is that the Eucharist was taken home and that the laity, obviously, would have to handle the Host with their hands (it is presumed that all this was done with the greatest reverence and care). Second, Basil notes that “even in the church” this was the case. And third, during “times of persecution” especially he says, “it is not a serious offense” to receive in the hand. Well, we are living in times of persecution. For it is primarily the State and “science” that are imposing and demanding these restrictions, some of which seem baseless and contradictory.[3]

None of what I’ve just said is a flippant excuse to resort to receiving in the hand when you can still receive on the tongue. Rather it is to make two points. The first is that Communion in the hand is not an invention of the Calvinists, even if they later adopted this form in order to erode belief in the Real Presence.[4]  Second, it is not your priest, nor your bishop, but the Holy See itself that has granted the indult for Communion in the hand. This is all to say that it is neither immoral nor unlawful to receive Communion in the hand. The pope remains sovereign on this matter, whether one approves or not.

 

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION?

Some have insisted that instead of Communion in the hand, I should be promoting “Spiritual Communion.” Moreover, some readers have said that their priests are telling them to do this.

Well, haven’t you heard that the Evangelicals are already doing this down the street? Yes, every Sunday there is an “altar call” and you can come to the front and spiritually invite Jesus into your heart. In fact, the Evangelicals might even say, “Plus, we have awesome music and powerful preachers.” (The irony is that some are insisting on not receiving in the hand in order to resist the “protestantization” of the Church).

Listen again to what Our Lord said: “My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” [5] And then He said: “Take and eat.” [6] The command of Our Lord was not to gaze, to meditate, to wish, or to make a “Spiritual Communion”—as beautiful as these are—but to eat. Hence, we should do as Our Lord commands in whatever way is devout and licit. While it has been years since I have received Jesus in my palm, whenever I did, it was as St. Cyril described. I bowed at the waist (where there was no Communion rail); I placed the “altar”of my palm forward, and with great love, devotion, and deliberation placed Jesus onto my tongue. Then, I examined my hand before stepping away to ensure that every particle of My Lord was consumed.

For tell me, if any one gave you grains of gold, would you not hold them with all carefulness, being on your guard against losing any of them, and suffering loss? Will you not then much more carefully keep watch, that not a crumb fall from you of what is more precious than gold and precious stones? —St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 4th century; Catechetical Lecture 23, n. 21

I confess that I am personally struggling with the knowledge that some priests would deprive their flocks of the Eucharist because the bishop has placed this “temporary” form of receiving in the hand. As Ezekiel lamented:

Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the crippled you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. (Ezekiel 34:2-4)

It is not liberalism being addressed here but legalism. One priest wrote me a few moments ago, noting:

It’s coming to the point that the mouth area is of particular concern for transmission [of the coronavirus]… The bishops are considering this very carefully… People have to ask themselves: are they going to insist that reverence for Jesus be expressed by receiving on the tongue—an ancient practice—or on the altar formed by the hands—also an ancient practice. The question is how does Jesus want to give himself to them, not how do they insist on receiving Him. We must never be the boss of Jesus who longs to fill us with His presence.

In that light, here is another consideration. Perhaps the indult allowing Communion on the hand, granted some fifty years ago by the pope, may be the Lord’s provision precisely for these days so that He could continue to feed His flock when the government, otherwise, might ban the Eucharist altogether if “on the tongue” were insisted upon?

Thus says the Lord God, “Behold… no longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them.” (Ezekiel 34:10)

God can and does make all things work to the good. But some of you have said, “Ah, but the abuses in the hand! The sacrileges!”

 

THE SACRILEGES

Yes, there is no question that the Eucharist has been desecrated countless times through Communion “in the hand.” And here, I am not only talking about satanists walking away with it but the average Catholic casually receiving the Host without regard or even belief in what they’re doing. But let us also speak, then, of another tragedy: the colossal failure of catechesis in our times. Few are the homilies on the Real Presence much less how to receive, how to dress at Mass, etc. So when Catholics arrive in beach clothes and saunter up to the aisle with chewing gum in their mouths, who is to blame?

Moreover, some of the genuine pain many of you are feeling right now could be alleviated by pastors not only announcing new rules but explaining, with tenderness and understanding, the difficulties this presents; by explaining the Holy See’s indult and then how to receive properly on the hand where the bishop has imposed this form. We’re a family and a little communication goes a long way.

Back in the 1970’s, the Japanese visionary Sr. Agnes Sasagawa felt the painful stigmata in her left hand, which prevented her from receiving Communion that way. She felt it was a sign that she was to receive on the tongue. Her whole convent returned to that practice as a result. Fr. Joseph Marie Jacque of the Paris Foreign Mission Society was one of the eye-witnesses (to the miraculous tears of the statue of Our Lady) and a theologian who came to know deeply about the spiritual condition of the nuns at Akita. “Regarding this occurrence,” Fr. Joseph concluded, “the episode on July 26th shows us that God wants lay people and nuns to receive Communion on the tongue, because Communion by their unconsecrated hands carries with it the potential danger of hurting and undermining faith in the Real Presence.”[7]

Since the Holy See has permitted Communion in the hand, pastors can avoid “the potential danger of hurting and undermining faith in the Real Presence” by using this moment to re-catechize the faithful on the Holy Eucharist and how to receive Jesus with proper reverence. Second, the faithful can use this opportunity to discuss the contents of this series and reconsider, renew, and revive your devotion toward the Blessed Sacrament.

And last, may we all consider this. As baptized Christians, said St. Paul, “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” [8] — and that includes your hands and your tongue. The truth is that far more people use their hands to build, caress, love and serve than their tongues, which often tear down, ridicule, cuss and judge.

Whichever altar you receive your Lord upon… may it be a fitting one.

 

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COMMUNION IN THE HAND?

 

SINCE the gradual re-opening in many regions of Masses this week, several readers have asked me to comment on the restriction several bishops are putting into place that Holy Communion must be received “in the hand.” One man said that he and his wife have received Communion “on the tongue” for fifty years, and never in the hand, and that this new prohibition has put them in an unconscionable position. Another reader writes:

Our bishop says “only in hand.” I can’t begin to tell you how I have been suffering about this as I take it on the tongue and I don’t want to take it on the hand. My question: what should I do? My uncle said to me that it is a sacrilege to touch it with our hands, which I believe to be true, but I spoke with my priest and he doesn’t feel it to be true… I don’t know if I should not to go to Mass and just go to Adoration and Confession?
I think it’s ridiculous all these extreme measures of wearing masks to Mass. We also have to register to go to Mass—and will the government then know who is going? You can go to grocery stores without these extreme measures. I feel the persecution has begun. It is so painful, yes I have been crying. It makes no sense. Even after the Mass, we can’t stay to pray, we have to leave right away. I feel like our shepherds have handed us to the wolves…
So, as you can see, there is a lot of hurt going around right now.
THE CONTRADICTIONS
There is no question that perhaps the most radical pandemic measures being applied today, more than in any public space, are in the Catholic Church. And contradictions abound. Presently, in many cities, more people can sit in a restaurant, talking loud, laughing, and visiting… than can Catholics who wish to quietly gather in vastly empty churches. And congregants must not only have far fewer numbers, but they have been asked to not even sing in some dioceses. Others are required to wear masks (including the priest), and are even forbidden to say “Amen” after receiving the Host or to receive the Eucharist while kneeling.[1] And indeed, some dioceses require that parishioners who come to Mass must report who they are and who’ve they’ve been in contact with.
This is so contradictory, so invasive, so inconsistent with what is going on in the general public (and, yes, so unscientific—and yet so readily agreed to by many bishops), that I am not surprised to hear from both laity and priests alike that they feel “betrayed” and “great bitterness.” Recently, this Scripture passage jumped off the page:
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore. thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them.” (Jeremiah 23:1-2)
To be fair, many bishops are no doubt trying their best; many probably know that they face serious fines if they resist the State; others are acting out of what they feel is genuinely for the “common good,” especially for their senior parishioners. And yet, one priest told me that when he asked an elderly man to stay away from Mass for the sake of his health, the senior blurted out: “Who the hell are you to tell me what is good or not good for me? I can decide for myself whether coming to Mass is worth the risk.” Perhaps that bluntness underscores how many of us feel: the State is treating us like we are stupid sheep who cannot function without every degree of our lives controlled now. But more grave is the fact that the Church has handed over virtually all its power regarding even how she will express her devotion. And only God knows what spiritual ramifications have occurred from the deprivation of the Eucharist (a whole topic unto itself).
Hence, we have gone past The Point of No ReturnTo reclaim what is not only common sense but even our spiritual duty will likely result in a real persecution of the clergy next time around.
In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. (Today’s first Mass reading)
THE SCIENCE
But what about Communion in the hand? Is this a prudent step? Catholic News Agency published a statement by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon when COVID-19 was beginning to rapidly spread:
This morning we consulted with two physicians regarding this issue, one of which is a specialist in immunology for the State of Oregon. They agreed that done properly the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue or in the hand pose a more or less equal risk. The risk of touching the tongue and passing the saliva on to others is obviously a danger, however, the chance of touching someone’s hand is equally probable and one’s hands have a greater exposure to germs. —March 2nd, 2020; read Statement; cf. catholicnewsagency.com
Given that our hands are in far more contact with objects such as door handles, etc. it’s arguable that touching a parishioner’s hand could pose more risk. Moreover, if 50 communicants entered a church and all of them touched the front entrance door handle—and one of them left a virus on it—receiving the Host in your hand, which may also have come in contact with the door handle, may effectively transmit the virus to your mouth. Yet, there is also the risk that the priest’s hand touches someone’s tongue. Thus, say the experts, there is an “equal” risk.
Hence, imposing Communion in the hand, from a pure scientific standpoint, seems baseless.
But here’s what doesn’t add up at all eitherHundreds of thousands of people die each year from Influenza, and yet we have done nothing to prevent that communicable disease, such as the extreme measures being imposed now.
WHAT IS THE LAW?
The Catholic Church has many rites. In some of the Eastern liturgies, Communion is distributed only on the tongue by dipping the Bread in the chalice, and then administering the Precious Body and Blood from a spoon. In the “Latin Mass” or Extraordinary form, communicants are only permitted to receive on the tongue. In the Ordinary form (the Ordo Missae) of the Latin rite, the Church permits the faithful to receive either in the hand or in the mouth. So plainly said, it is not a sin to reverently receive the Eucharist in one’s hand at your typical parish. But the truth is, this is not the way Mother Church would prefer us to receive Our Lord today.
Just as with dogmas, our understanding of the Sacred Mysteries has grown over time. Hence, Communion on the tongue eventually became adopted as the norm as the Church’s reverence grew in expression, both in her sacred art and architecture, and in her spiritual wisdom.

…with a deepening understanding of the truth of the Eucharistic mystery, of its power and of the presence of Christ in it, there came a greater feeling of reverence towards this sacrament and a deeper humility was felt to be demanded when receiving it. Thus, the custom was established of the minister placing a particle of consecrated bread on the tongue of the communicant. This method of distributing Holy Communion must be retained, taking the present situation of the Church in the entire world into account, not merely because it has many centuries of-tradition behind it, but especially because it expresses the faithful’s reverence for the Eucharist. The custom does not detract in any way from the personal dignity of those who approach this great Sacrament: it is part of that preparation that is needed for the most fruitful reception of the Body of the Lord. —POPE ST. PAUL VI, Memoriale Domini, May 29th, 1969)

He then noted that a survey of around 2100 bishops showed that two thirds of them did not believe that the practice of Communion on the tongue should be changed, leading Paul VI to conclude: “the Holy Father has decided not to change the existing way of administering holy communion to the faithful.” However, he added:

Where a contrary usage, that of placing Holy Communion on the hand, prevails, the Holy See—wishing to help them fulfill their task, often difficult as it is nowadays—lays on those conferences the task of weighing carefully whatever special circumstances may exist there, taking care to avoid any risk of lack of respect or of false opinions with regard to the Blessed Eucharist, and to avoid any other ill effects that may follow. Ibid.

There is no question that Communion in the hand has led to a great many sacrileges in modern times, some which were never possible until this practice was permitted. A certain glibness has also overtaken the distribution of the Holy Eucharist and the manner in which it is received in many places. This can’t help but sadden all of us as polls continue to show a decline in belief in the Real Presence at the very same time.[2]

St. John Paul II lamented these abuses in Dominicae Cenae:

In some countries the practice of receiving Communion in the hand has been introduced. This practice has been requested by individual episcopal conferences and has received approval from the Apostolic See. However, cases of a deplorable lack of respect towards the eucharistic species have been reported, cases which are imputable not only to the individuals guilty of such behavior but also to the pastors of the Church who have not been vigilant enough regarding the attitude of the faithful towards the Eucharist. It also happens, on occasion, that the free choice of those who prefer to continue the practice of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue is not taken into account in those places where the distribution of Communion in the hand has been authorized. It is therefore difficult in the context of this present letter not to mention the sad phenomena previously referred to. This is in no way meant to refer to those who, receiving the Lord Jesus in the hand, do so with profound reverence and devotion, in those countries where this practice has been authorized. (n. 11)

Still, this is the protocol in the General Instruction for the Roman Missal in the U.S.:

If Communion is given only under the species of bread, the Priest raises the host slightly and shows it to each, saying, The Body of Christ. The communicant replies, Amen, and receives the Sacrament either on the tongue or, where this is allowed, in the hand, the choice lying with the communicant. As soon as the communicant receives the host, he or she consumes the whole of it. —n. 161; usccb.org

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
By Christ’s own word, the Church has the power to enact laws according to her liturgical practice:
Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:18)
Hence, whether you personally wish to receive Communion in the hand in the Ordinary form of the Mass is left to you, so long as done so with reverence and in a state of grace. However, I know this does not comfort some of you. But here are my personal thoughts…
The Eucharist is not just a devotion among many devotions; it is the very “source and summit” of our faith.[3] In fact, Jesus promised that whoever receives His Body and Blood receives eternal life. But He goes further:
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53-54)
Thus, for me personally, I would never refuse my Eucharistic Lord unless for grave reasons. And the only reasons that come to mind are 1) being in a state of mortal sin or 2) in schism with the Church. Otherwise, why would I deprive myself of the Gift of “eternal life” when Jesus is offered to me?
Some of you feel, however, that receiving Jesus in the hand is “desecrating” the Lord and therefore constitutes a valid “third” reason to refuse the Eucharist. But I tell you, many receive Jesus on a tongue that curses and speaks vile of their neighbour from Monday to Saturday—and yet, they don’t think twice about receiving Him on it. The question is, if you choose not to receive Jesus because it is only permitted in the hand, what point are you trying to make? If it is a matter of making a statement to the rest of the community regarding your piety, that in itself constitutes vanity. If it is to give a witness to your love and proper “fear of the Lord”, then you must now weigh whether the act of refusing Jesus may also give a poor witness to the community in that it could also be seen as divisive or petty, given that there is no canonical prohibition in the Ordinary form (and many holy people do receive Jesus in their hand).
For me, I receive Jesus on the tongue, and have for years, because I feel this is most reverent and in conformity with the Church’s express wishes. Second, it is very difficult for particles of the Host not to remain in the palm of one’s hand, so great care has to be taken (and many don’t even think about this). Still, I could never refuse the Lord if the bishop insisted on this manner of receiving. Instead, I would do exactly what was taught in the early Church when Communion in the hand was practiced:

In approaching therefore, come not with your wrists extended, or your fingers spread; but make your left hand a throne for the right, as for that which is to receive a King. And having hollowed your palm, receive the Body of Christ, saying over it, Amen. So then after having carefully hallowed your eyes by the touch of the Holy Body, partake of it; giving heed lest you lose any portion thereof ; for whatever you lose, is evidently a loss to you as it were from one of your own members. For tell me, if any one gave you grains of gold, would you not hold them with all carefulness, being on your guard against losing any of them, and suffering loss? Will you not then much more carefully keep watch, that not a crumb fall from you of what is more precious than gold and precious stones? Then after you have partaken of the Body of Christ, draw near also to the Cup of His Blood; not stretching forth your hands, but bending ,and saying with an air of worship and reverence, Amen, hallow yourself by partaking also of the Blood of Christ. And while the moisture is still upon your lips, touch it with your hands, and hallow your eyes and brow and the other organs of sense. Then wait for the prayer, and give thanks unto God, who has accounted you worthy of so great mysteries. —St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 4th century; Catechetical Lecture 23, n. 21-22

In other words, if you are required to receive Jesus in your hand, do so as if you were being handed the infant Jesus by Our Lady. Hold Him with tremendous reverence. And then receive Him with great love.
And then, if you wish, go home, write your bishop, and tell him why you feel this form is unreasonable—and then rest in your conscience that you have revered the Lord as much as you possibly could.
EPILOGUE
One day, a King announced that, each Sunday, he would come to visit every home in His kingdom. With that, everyone from lords to lowly villagers prepared their homes as best they could.
Many of the wealthy laid out expensive red carpets, adorned their front doors with gilding, aligned their entrance with silken finery, and appointed minstrels to greet the King. But in the homes of the poor, all they could do was sweep the portico, shake out the mat, and put on their only good dress or suit.
When the day finally came for the King’s visit, an Emissary arrived ahead of time to announce the King’s arrival. But to the surprise of many, he said that the King wished to come by way of the servant’s entrance, not the front way.
“That’s impossible!” cried out many of the lords. “He must come by the grand entrance. It is only fitting. In fact, the King can only come this way, or we will not have him. For we would not wish to offend him, nor have others accuse us of lacking propriety.” Hence, the Emissary departed—and the King did not enter their mansions.

The Emissary then came to the village and approached the first hut. It was a humble abode—its roof thatched, foundations crooked, and its wooden frame worn and weathered. When he knocked upon its door, the family gathered to greet their visitor.

“I am hear to announce by royal decree that the King wishes to visit your abode.”
The father, removing his cap and bowing his head, felt sudden shame at his shabby surroundings and replied, “I am so sorry. With all our hearts, we wish to receive the King. But… our home is not worthy of his presence. Look,” he said, pointing to the rickety wooden step upon which the Emissary stood, “what King should be made to traverse such ignoble steps?” Then pointing to his doorway, he continued. “What man of such nobility should stoop to enter our threshold? Indeed, what Sovereign should be made to sit at our small wooden table?”
With that, the Emissary’s eyes narrowed and his head lowered as he stared at the father, as though scanning his soul.
“And yet,” said the Emissary, “do you desire to receive the King?”
The father’s face turned ashen as his eyes widened. “Oh, heavens, forgive me if I have conveyed to my King’s good messenger that I think otherwise. With all our hearts, we would receive him were our dwelling suitable: if we, too, could lay the red carpet and adorn our doorway; if we too could hang the finery and assign the minstrels, then yes, of course, we would delight in his presence. For our King is the most noble and fair of men. None are as just or as merciful as he. We beg you, send him our warmest greetings and make known our prayers, love, and fealty.”
“Tell him yourself,” the Emissary replied. And with that, he removed his cloak and revealed his true identity.
“My King!” exclaimed the father. The entire family fell to their knees as the Monarch crossed their threshold and entered their hut. “Please rise,” he said so softly, that all their fear dissipated in a moment. “This entrance is most suitable. It is gilded with virtue, adorned with the finery of humility, and covered in charity. Come, let me abide with you and we shall feast together…”
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VIDEO – FEAR NOT!

 

THE messages we posted on Countdown to the Kingdom today, when sitting side by side, tell a stunning story of the times we are living. These are words from seers from three different continents. To read them, just click on the image above or go to countdowntothekingdom.com.

But those “messages from Heaven” also make some people very anxious. In fact, my wife and I have been fielding emails and calls from fellow Christians all over the world who are gripped in fear.

With that, Professor Daniel O’Connor and I set out to address the roots of fear in these times as well as the solutions. You’ll want to watch this moving but challenging webcast that is full of reality, straight talk, and hope. A solid hour of reassurance sure to build your faith.

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Fear Not!

 

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BLACK AND WHITE

On the memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions,
Martyred by fellow Africans

Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man
and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion.
You do not regard a person’s status
but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. (Yesterday’s Gospel)

 

GROWING up on the Canadian prairies in a country that had long embraced multiculturalism as part of her creed, my classmates were from nearly every background on the planet. One friend was of aboriginal blood, his skin brownish red. My polish friend, who barely spoke English, was a pale white. Another playmate was Chinese with yellowish skin. The kids we played with up the street, one who would eventually deliver our third daughter, were dark East Indians. Then there were our Scottish and Irish friends, pink-skinned and freckled. And our Filipino neighbours around the corner were a soft brown. When I worked in radio, I grew in good friendships with a Sikh and a Muslim. In my television days, a Jewish comedian and I became great friends, eventually attending his wedding. And my adopted niece, the same age as my youngest son, is a beautiful African American girl from Texas. In other words, I was and am colorblind.

And yet, I am not colorblind. I look at the diversity of each of these people, created in the image of God, and marvel at their uniqueness. Just as their are many wildflowers on these prairies, so too, there are different bodies, different colors of flesh, hair colors and textures, nose-shapes, lip-shapes, eye-shapes, etc. We are different. Period. And yet, we are the same. What makes us different on the outside is our genes; what makes us the same on the inside (the soul and spirit) is the intelligence, will, and memory we each possess as creatures made in the image of God.

But today, very subtle ideologies, cloaked in the poison of political correctness, would seem to unite us but, in fact, are tearing us apart. The bloodshed and violence beginning to spread around the world in the name of fighting “racism” is wrought with contradictions. And these, I’m afraid, are not by accident. In yesterday’s first Mass reading, St. Peter warned:

…be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled and to fall from your own stability. (Yesterday’s First Mass reading)

Never has that been more true than at this hour, especially with the emergence of a novel doctrine: “white privilege.”

 

AUTHENTIC FAKE NEWS

In Fake News, Real RevolutionI shared with you a rather disturbing transformation in television news when I was a reporter in the 1990’s. How one day there suddenly appeared these “American consultants” who literally changed the face of news overnight. All our “journalistic standards” were virtually tossed out the window. Suddenly, deliberate shakiness in the camera was “good” in order to create “drama”; abrupt and sloppy editing was now encouraged; shorter news stories devoid of much substance became the norm. But most astonishing of all was the sudden and quiet disappearance of many of my colleagues to be replaced with young students fresh out of technical school. They looked more like models than many of the serious reporters I knew who were suddenly “let go.” This trend spread throughout the entire Western world such that by the new millennium, all the journalistic standards and neutrality that many of us tried to maintain were all but discarded.

In other words, Western media is now no less a propaganda machine than the former USSR; only the packaging is different.

Today’s youth—taught to believe that they are nothing more than evolved bacteria, that there is no God, that they are neither male nor female, and that “right” and “wrong” are whatever they “feel” it is—are like dry sponges, soaking up whatever ideology is being fed to them by the media. Dry sponges, because for fifty years the Church has by and large failed to soak them in the powerful truth of God’s Word, but instead, the vapors of modernism. Hence, the young are now the ones marching to the tune of dangerous ideologies, holding high their banners, mindlessly repeating their doctrines… and marching straight into a trap (cf. The Unfurling Revolution).

As I warned in The Great Vaccum many years ago, the young people who follow this spirit of antichrist risk becoming ‘de facto the army of Satan, a generation prepared to carry out a persecution of those who oppose this “New World Order,” which would be presented to them in the most idealistic terms. Today, we are witnessing before our very eyes a widening gulf between traditional and liberal values. Numerous polls indicate that the current generation of youth (under thirty) have moral views and values greatly at odds with those of their parents…’

A father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother… You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends… (Luke 12:53, 21:16)

Today, news anchors have morphed into editorialists whilst reporters have become shallow mouthpieces of a homogeneous narrative essentially controlled by five corporate giants who own 90% of the entire media infrastructure (see The Pandemic of Control). I am restating this because many don’t realize how they are being played like a fiddle right now. They hardly notice when the entire media apparatus “all of a sudden” starts dictating in unison to our social conscience how traditional marriage is now evil, how there is no such thing as fixed gender, how women have a “right to choose” the fate of their unborn, how assisted suicide is “compassionate”, how we must “social distance” from the healthy, and now again this week, how white people ought to feel awful for being white. The ease with which the majority of the population is acquiescing to these ideologies is truly terrifying and constitutes a major sign of the imminence of our times. St. Paul called it “lawlessness” (see The Hour of Lawlessness) and warned how this would precede the arrival of the “lawless one.”[1]

Case in point: the mainstream media continues to call those who are destroying businesses, burning cars, and shooting innocent police officers “protesters” rather than what they are: rioters and criminals. That’s a subtle but powerful manipulation of truth. Others went further, beyond the rhetoric most of us have heard in our lifetimes in the “civilized” West. The looting, arson, and vandalism was described by this State Attorney General as…

A once in a lifetime opportunity… Yes, America is burning, but that’s how forests grow. —Maura Healey, State Attorney General, Massachusetts; “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (at 5:21), June 2nd, 2020

Violence is when an agent of the State kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leeched out of his body. Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence… To use the exact same language to describe those two things I think really, um, it’s not moral. —Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner [really?]; Ibid. (at 5:49)

But this kind of systematic brainwashing is only effective through the art of humiliation. To question the narrative automatically makes one a “bigot”, a “homophobe”, or a “racist”. Thus, better-minded people suddenly fall quiet for fear of not only being castigated, but losing their jobs or even being fined. Welcome to the Twenty-first century and the fruits of “progress.” But I want no part of it. It’s time to call a spade a spade because some things really are black and white.

Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them. —POPE ST FELIX III, 5th century

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. (Today’s First Mass reading)

 

THE POLITICS OF DIVISION

“White privilege”, Wikipedia tells us, “refers to the societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people in some societies, particularly if they are otherwise under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.” How true is this? In some places, depending on the time in history or the geographic location, very true. But as a “black and white” statement being used to “guilt” entire populations, it is a grotesque weapon of division wielded most often by high-paid, high-profile white news anchors and politicians who live in gated mansions. Essentially, white people (whoever that is, since white skin can refer to someone from Europe, Israel, America, Canada, Australia, etc. whose heritage could be Russian, Italian, Polish, Irish, British, etc.) must pay back a public debt, either through real reparations or simply feeling ashamed for something they have had no control over or have no say in. They could be saints—but they must feel guilty.

The most ridiculed and evil figure in entertainment today is and has been for some time, the white male. He is often portrayed either as a stupid, grotesque womanizer; a disassociated husband; an emasculated single parent; or a serial killer. He is considered the antithesis of feminism and the obstacle to equal opportunity. In fact, the only white males that earn much praise at all in the media today are either athletes or those who put on dresses.

The entire ideology of “white privilege”, and the way it is being used, is nothing other than racism in reverse. And make no mistake, it is literally lethal. How many of the bricks being thrown, businesses being burned, people being beaten, and police officers being shot at are the fruit of so-called “righteous anger” toward “white privilege”? (That said, in some interviews rioters were saying that the “money was too good” not to be paid to riot. More on that in a moment.)

What happened to George Floyd was indeed outrageous. What’s happening to innocent business owners right now—black, white, brown, yellow, etc.—is also outrageous. But what the media does so well is to eliminate personal responsibility and turn everyone into victims. Did anyone even know if the officer, aided by his Chinese colleague, who killed Floyd, did so out of a racist motive or was he simply a pathological, power-hungry, amoral person? The first brick through a window did not wait for an answer (nor does the media want to consider that more American whites have been shot to death by police in that country than blacks.[2] Again, racism is real; but so are facts.)

 

THE ROOT OF DYSFUNCTION

When I first heard the words “white privilege” being levelled at any of us born with this gene, I was personally baffled. For one, born of Polish and Ukrainian parents, my mother came from a life of poverty. Even while I was growing up, Ukrainians were the butt of many jokes in Canada—a hangover from the years when Ukrainian immigrants were considered stupid because they could not speak English well. And yes, they were all white. My father was raised on a small-sized farm that for many years was without power and only an outhouse. My grandparents and parents worked hard, sacrificed and saved in order to provide a modest but comfortable upbringing for us childrenThe only “privilege” we knew came from sacrifice.

Growing up, I quickly discovered what truly ebbed away any “privilege” I might have had: my faith. This, more often than not, excluded me from friendships, won the odd jeer, and, later on in life, became a point of persecution in the workplace. Exclusion simply went hand in hand with being an open and faithful Catholic. But my skin color actually did come into play at one point.

Back in the 90’s, there was a new job posting in our television station for an anchor position, and so I applied. But when I asked the producer about the job, he flatly admitted: “We’re looking for someone who is a racial minority, disabled, or a woman—so you probably won’t get it.” And I didn’t. But that’s not what bothered me. It was the idea that the person being hired wouldn’t necessarily land the job based on their talent, hard-work or investment in their education, but on something they had no control over: their color, health, or gender. What an insult if that is the ultimate consideration. It’s really a new form of discrimination donning a politically correct mask and a polite voice: “Actually, the color of your skin does matter.”

On the other hand, in order to make reparation to the aboriginal communities for the true injustices that occurred many generations ago, many members of “Indian status” were and are offered free university degrees, tax-free goods, special hunting and fishing rights, free housing and more. Yet, many people in these communities have a terrible start in life. Children are born into dysfunction, alcoholism, and systemic sin. My ministry has taken me onto several native reserves, and I have seen a great deal of sadness and oppression from within. And therein lies the point of what truly holds back human development in most places today: our choices, not our skin color.

Consider the lives of two men. One of them, Max Jukes, lived in New York. He did not believe in Christ or give Christian training to his children. He refused to take his children to church, even when they asked to attend. He had 1026 descendants—300 of whom were sent to prison for an average term of 13 years, some 190 were public prostitutes, and 680 were admitted alcoholics. His family members cost the State in excess of $420,000—thus far—and they had made no known positive contributions to society. 

Jonathan Edwards lived in the same State at the same time. He loved the Lord and saw that his children were in church every Sunday. He served the Lord to the best of his ability. Of his 929 descendants, 430 were ministers, 86 became university professors, 13 became university presidents, 75 wrote positive books, 7 were elected to the U.S. Congress, and one served as the Vice-President of the United States. His family never cost the State one cent, but contributed immeasurably to the common good. 

Ask yourself… if my family tree began with me, what fruit might it bear 200 years from now? God’s Little Devotional Book for Dads (Honor Books), p.91

 

THE REAL DISCRIMINATION

Still, it has become politically expedient to ride the wave of political correctness today. No one wears this mask more proudly than the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau—one of the most dangerous ideologues in power in the Western World. There is no politically correct wind this man will not ride, no matter how illogical or immoral. Ironically, he openly and proudly discriminates against nearly half of the country: he has banned any future candidates who hold a pro-life position from his Liberal Party. In fact, he said he would dig further:

How do you feel about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? How do you feel about same-sex marriage? How do you feel about pro-choice—where are you on that? —PM Justin Trudeau, yahoonews.com, May 7th, 2014

Indeed, even emergency COVID-19 funding to hurting Canadian businesses, charities, and non-profits was made contingent on whether or not their organization “does not promote violence, incite hatred or discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, region, education, age or mental or physical disability.”[3] And this on the heels of Trudeau withholding funding of Summer Job grants in 2018 to employers who refused to sign an attestation that they supported “reproductive” rights, that is, abortion, and transgender “rights.”[4] As we’ve seen time again, simply upholding the natural law, common to civilizations since the dawn of time, is now considered an act of “inciting hatred” and “discrimination. This is happening not just in Canada but many nations.

Indeed, is not the most aggressive discrimination today at the hands of a certain “gay privilege”? As I was penning this, a news story broke that Facebook has once again banned a page of concerned mothers who don’t want “drag queens” reading to their children.[5] Even though some of these men have been found out to be convicted pedophiles, Facebook has deemed that it is these moms who are the real threat.[6]

 

WHITE PRIVILEGE… OR A DARK LIE?

The truth is that there isn’t a country on the planet where discrimination hasn’t taken place against any color. The fact that there was a period of colonization of whites in recent centuries does not negate the brutal regimes that have existed elsewhere in nations where few white men tread. On the other hand, the French Revolution killed tens of thousands of fellow “white” citizens. The Bolshevik Revolution eventually eliminated tens of millions of “whites” under Communism. The Nazi Reich targeted mostly Jewish and Polish “whites.” Mao Zedong’s Great Cultural Revolution butchered an estimated 65 million of his fellow Chinese between 1966-1976. In Rwanda, over 800,000 blacks killed fellow blacks in less than a month. Hundreds of thousands were massacred in the ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia throughout the 40’s and then again in the 1990’s. The Cambodian genocide killed as many as 3 million in the 1970’s. As many as 50% of Armenians were killed in the Turkish cleansing. Indonesians killed between 500,000 and 3 million in 1965. The current Islamic Jihad in the Middle East has not only emptied countries like Iraq of Christians but targeted fellow Muslims. And today in American cities, Paris, and elsewhere, etc. millions of dollars of damage to the property of both white and black owners has occurred by vandals and paid “protesters”.

Except for the French Revolution, all of the above has happened in the last century.[7]

And now we come to the crux of it all. Who is fostering these cultural revolutions? Who is paying some of these rioters in the U.S. and elsewhere, even seemingly supplying them with bricks?[8] Understand: the politics of division are essential right now to those behind the scenes working to destabilize the world, collapse America, and democracy as we know it (see When Communism Returns). Many do not realize that ethnic hatred is one of the tools of the “secret societies” (Freemasons, Illuminati, Kabbalists, etc.) whom the popes have warned about in over two hundred Papal condemnations.[9] The method of these societies, wrote Gerald B. Winrod…

…has always been to stir up strife from secret sources and engender class hatreds. This was the plan used in bringing about the death of Christ: a mob spirit was created. The same policy is described in Acts 14:2, “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren.” —Adam Weishaupt, A Human Devil, p. 43, c. 1935

Many of the revolutions I’ve stated above were fomented and funded by these powerful international bankers and philanthropists in order to overturn the present order.

Illuminism has for its main purpose the intensifying of human restlessness as a means of tearing down everything that exists, so by long range advance preparation, the way may be paved for the powers behind the scenes to set up their final system of international government which proposes to reduce all Gentiles to the same state of slavery that exists in Soviet Russia at the present time. —ibid. p. 50

Again, this is not the meanderings of a conspiracy theorist but magisterial teaching, such as that of Pope Leo XIII who warned of…

…the spirit of revolutionary change which has long been disturbing the nations of the world… there are not a few who are imbued with evil principles and eager for revolutionary change, whose main purpose is to stir up disorder and incite their fellows to acts of violence. —Encyclical Letter Rerum Novarum, n. 1, 38; vatican.va

Catholic author Stephen Mahowald, also writing about the influence of Adam Weishaupt, who had a hand in merging Illuminism with Freemasonry, notes how the same method used to divide men and women through radical feminism is applied to racial dividing:

This technique, as defined in great length by Weishaupt, was very similar to that which was to be used to fan the flames of revolution through racial and ethnic minorities across the world. “Order out of chaos” were the catchwords which ultimately became the motto of the Illuminati. —Stephen, Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head, MMR Publishing Company, p. 73

Commenting on the passage in Matthew 24 where Jesus says that “nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom” in the “end times,” Mahowald notes:

According to Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary the traditional meaning of nation is “race, a people.” In the time the New Testament was written, nation meant ethnic… Thus, the reference to “nation” in the Gospel passage refers to race rising against race—a prophecy finding fulfillment in the ethnic cleansing being witnessed in various “nations.” —Stephen, Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head, MMR Publishing Company; footnote 233

 

BLACK AND WHITE FACTS

The truth is that the very same people who level the term “white privilege” are often the same people promoting the destruction of black babies. Planned Parenthood in the United States was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and clear racist. Her “Negro Project” worked to bring birth control and eventually abortion particularly to black communities. An investigation by Life Issues Institute concludes, “Planned Parenthood targets women of color for abortion by placing 79 percent of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.[10] Sanger herself stated, “Before eugenicists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control”;[11] and “Knowledge of birth control… must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race.”[12]Sanger spoke at Klu Klux Klan meetings;[13] she would openly lament “human weeds” in the same sentence she spoke of immigration.[14] And Sanger appointed Lothrop Stoddard to the board of directors of the Birth Control League (later renamed Planned Parenthood) who wrote in his own book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy that:

We must resolutely oppose both Asiatic permeation of white race-areas and Asiatic inundation of those non-white, but equally non-Asiatic regions inhabited by the really inferior races.

Apparently not all “Black Lives Matter.” Finally, this is the same Sanger praised by the most recent Democratic presidential runner and recipient of Planned Parenthood’s “Margaret Sanger Award”:

I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage, her tenacity, her vision… —Hillary Clinton, youtube.com

But where, I ask, are those who love to play the race card regarding the Indians and Africans currently suffering the fallout of a devastating plague of locusts as they fight COVID-19?[15] Where are the news anchors’ crocodile tears for those “colored” people facing starvation en masse? Where is the leveraging of so-called “white privilege” to alleviate hunger and mobilize massive assistance to once-and-for-all help these children of God to find clean water, better nutrition and develop their agricultural and industrial infrastructures? Ah, but we have something better to offer: vaccinations and free condoms![16]

I tell you brothers and sisters, this kind of hypocrisy is coming to an end. The collapse of America and the West is imminent. Three years ago, I wrote how we are Hanging by a ThreadThat “thread” is about to break as the last strands of sanity begin to unravel. The times ahead will be both tumultuous and glorious. It’s Jesus Christ, not Satan, who is driving the bus. For those of us who have joined Our Lady’s Little Rabblelet us, at least, avoid falling into the snares of division, much less repeat the politically correct mantras of our day. Virtue-signalling is vastly different than having virtue. To go against the tide today is to increasingly meet hostility. So be it. We were born for these times. Let’s go out with a glorious bang by being the face of love and truth, even if it costs our lives. What awaits us is the crown of the glory.

For those who do pass through this Storm will come an Era of Peace in which the entire world will be one in Christ, when the swords will be beaten into ploughshares and the days of racial division will fade into memory. Then, at last, His Kingdom will come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Here it is foretold that His kingdom will have no limits, and will be enriched with justice and peace: “in his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace… And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth”… When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony… for with the spread and the universal extent of the kingdom of Christ men will become more and more conscious of the link that binds them together, and thus many conflicts will be either prevented entirely or at least their bitterness will be diminished… The Catholic Church, which is the kingdom of Christ on earth, [is] destined to be spread among all men and all nations… —POPE PIUS XI, Quas Primas, n. 8, 19, 12; Dec. 11th, 1925

I couldn’t say it anymore any more black and white than that.

 

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WARNINGS IN THE WIND

Our Lady of Sorrows, painting by Tianna (Mallett) Williams

The past three days, the winds here have been unceasing and strong. All day yesterday, we were under a “Wind Warning.” When I started to reread this post just now, I knew I had to republish it. The warning herein is crucial and must be heeded regarding those who are “playing in sin.” The followup to this writing is “Hell Unleashed“, which gives practical advice on closing the cracks in one’s spiritual life so that Satan cannot get a stronghold. These two writings are a serious warning about turning from sin… and going to confession while we still can. First published in 2012…

…you make the winds your messengers… Psalm 104:4

THE wind is blowing hard today, as it often does when I sense Our Blessed Mother compelling me to give a warning. We exchange tears, and when the moment is right, I sit down to repeat what I believe she has been saying over the past few days, weeks, and months in a word that has finally ripened…

THE OUTBURSTS OF EVIL

A young man slaughters dozens of people in an elementary school… [1] A pilot suddenly emerges out of his cockpit yelling incoherently… [2] a woman bursts into an expletive-filled tirade in a university classroom… [3] a naked man is found biting the face off another man on the roadside… [4] a disagreement turns into a restaurant brawl… [5] flash mobs, coordinated through internet social media, rob convenience stores… [6] …restaurant employees and customers attack one another over virtually nothing… [7] a film producer runs naked into the street yelling at traffic… [8] a woman and a biker collide in road rage… [9] a teacher starts throwing chairs and tables in his classroom… [10] a naked woman destroys a fast-food restaurant… [11] …dozens of fans are killed in a soccer game riot… [12] a U.S. soldier massacres 17 Afghans, including children… [13] nearly a hundred people are killed by bombs in Turkey at a peace rally. [14] These are just a sampling of bizarre and violent outbursts that are increasing all over the globe in recent months—not to mention the ever-increasing school and office shootings, suicides, and not insignificantly, the widespread vandalism of Marian statues. [15] Unless you’re taking stock, many will miss the increasing frequency of these events and see them, at best, as “another news story”.

…we witness daily events where people appear to be growing more aggressive and belligerent… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Pentecost Homily, May 27th, 2012

SOMETHING DEEPER… THE KIBEHO WARNING

But there is something deeper here: these seemingly unrelated events are in fact harbingers of the outburst of evil that is going to come upon the whole world. The reason is very much a spiritual one: souls who revel in sin are giving the powers of evil a stronghold to operate in a way never seen before on a global scale. Yet, we have seen such evil burst forth on a regional scale: 1994 in Rwanda. There, the foothold of evil exploded in what can only be described as a demonic manifestation of sorts. Once amicable neighbours suddenly turned on each other with machetes and knives, and before it was all over, over 800,000 people were murdered within just three months in one of modern times most horrific genocides. [16] Canadian United Nations peacekeeper, General Romeo Dallaire, described the evil there as being tangible, at one point saying he felt as though he had literally shaken hands “with the devil” in one of his encounters.

Such a global outbreak of violence was prophesied by St. John in the book of Revelation (see The Seven Seals of Revolution):

When he broke open the second seal, I heard the second living creature cry out, “Come forward.” Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword. (Rev 6:3-4)

I sense Heaven warning that violence is going to burst out suddenly upon the world like a thief in the night because we are persisting in grave sin, thereby losing God’s protection (see Global Revolution). In what is now a Church-approved apparition, the young seers of Kibeho, Rwanda saw in graphic detail—some 12 years before it occurred—the genocide that would eventually take place there. They conveyed Our Lady’s message of the call to repentance so as to avert catastrophe… but the message was not heeded. Most ominously, the seers reported that Mary’s appeal…

…is not directed to only one person nor does it concern only the current time; it is directed to everyone in the entire world. —www.kibeho.org

I spoke recently with Fr. Scott McCaig, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross in Ottawa, Canada. He visited Kibeho not long ago and spoke with Nathalie Mukamazimpaka, one of the three seers from whom the Holy See based their positive ruling of the apparitions. She kept Nathalie_MUKAMAZIMPAKA1repeating to Fr. Scott during the course of their conversation how necessary it is to “pray for the Church.” She emphasized, “We are going to go through very hard times.” Indeed, in another message to the seers, Our Lady of Kibeho warned,

The world hastens to its ruin, it will fall into the abyss… The world is rebellious against God, it commits too many sins, it has neither love nor peace. If you do not repent and do not convert your hearts, you will fall into the abyss. —to visionary Marie-Claire on March 27, 1982, www.catholicstand.com

Those who believe this is fear-mongering do not understand! This is not an angry God striking out at humanity. It is the fruit of a world embracing a culture of death, [17] and of a Church that by and large is standing by idly and silently [18] while the anti-gospel forms the minds of the future and establishes itself in our societal systems with barely any resistance.

And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In his kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible. –Sr. Lucia, one of the Fatima visionaries, in a letter to the Holy Father, May 12th, 1982.

How does God call us back to Himself but primarily through His shepherds. And thus, the growing lawlessness in our times is a direct consequence of the attack upon the priesthood and the muting of morality.

…the devil is about to wage a decisive battle with the Blessed Virgin, as he knows what it is that offends God the most, and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus, the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God, because in this way he will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them. —Sr. Lucia letter to Fr. Fuentes, Sister Lucia, Apostle of Mary’s Immaculate Heart, Mark Fellows, p. 160 (emphasis mine)

Jesus said to them, “This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed.’” (Matt 26:31)

STRONGHOLDS

More than ever, we need to remember those words we repeat each Easter in our baptismal vows when we reject “the glamour of evil”. Sin is a lie, a bald-faced lie. It promises pleasure, but never delivers, or at least, does not deliver lasting and life-giving joy. That’s because

The wages of sin is death. (Rom 6:23)

Furthermore, it is a trap, for the devil…

…was a murderer from the beginning… he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Sin readily gives Satan a stronghold in hearts, families, societies, and eventually nations, particularly if the lies are codified into law. This is precisely what has happened in our times where there is now a growing…

…dictatorship of relativism that recognizes nothing as definite, and which leaves as the ultimate measure only one’s ego and desires. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI) pre-conclave Homily, April 18th, 2005

This is precisely the measure by which Supreme Courts are imposing immorality in nations. [19]

Having a clear faith, according to the credo of the Church, is often labeled as fundamentalism. Yet, relativism, that is, letting oneself be tossed and ‘swept along by every wind of teaching’, appears the sole attitude acceptable to today’s standards. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI) Ibid.

The grave danger today, even for faithful Catholics, is that sin has become so widespread, so accessible, so acclimated within our culture, that what would have shocked the pagans of yesterday hardly causes us to blink today. It is the proverbial frog boiling in the water.

O stupid Galatians! (Gal 3:1)

How stupid we are to believe that our constant fare of human denigration, perverted sex, and graphic violence deemed as “entertainment” is harmless. [20]

…the content of much entertainment media, and the marketing of those media combine to produce “a powerful desensitization intervention on a global level.” …the modern entertainment media landscape could accurately be described as an effective systematic violence desensitization tool. Whether modern societies want this to continue is largely a public policy question, not an exclusively scientific one.  —Iowa State University study, The Effects of Video Game Violence on Physiological Desensitization to Real-Life Violence; Carnagey, Anderson, and Ferlazzo; article from ISU News Service; July 24th, 2006

We are stupid indeed because we not only do nothing about this desensitization, but celebrate and defend it. We feign horror on the one hand when blood is shed in our neighbourhoods, but glorify these very things through depraved Halloween displays, morbid movies, and graphic television shows. It is all symptomatic of The Death of Logic. We are, as Pope Benedict puts it, “asleep.” [21] 

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… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience

Indeed, even the slaughter of college or school-children is not enough to change the course of humanity because we continue to remain indifferent to the “root” of evil. We think that “gun control” rather than conversion of the heart is the answer to crime. Or that arming everyone to the teeth rather than repentance is the answer to societal degradation.

O stupid Galatians!

I will never forget the words the Lord spoke in my heart a few years ago when I sensed Him say that even His most faithful children “do not realize how far they have fallen!” The answer then is to wake-up and, as St. Paul says,

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Rom 12:2)

Listen carefully, dear brothers and sisters: the tolerance or “margin of error” that the Lord may have “permitted” in the past, so to speak, is disappearing. We are being faced with a clear choice to either follow the will of God, or the desires of the flesh. We are not living in normal times; the “time of mercy” we are living in has an expiration date.

Are you so stupid? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? (Gal 3:1-3)

There can no longer be any fence-sitters; there can no longer be a “lukewarm” flock. [22] For this time of lawlessness may very well culminate in the appearance of the “lawless one” and the deception of those who refuse to “wake-up” (see Antichrist in Our Times):

…the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie, and in every wicked deceit for those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth so that they may be saved. Therefore, God is sending them a deceiving power so that they may believe the lie, that all who have not believed the truth but have approved wrongdoing may be condemned. (2 Thess 2:9-12)

Could we not say that, to a certain degree today, the “signs and wonders that lie” are already here, at least as a precursor? The internet was a fantasy just 20 years ago. Now, people spend hours watching videos, viewing pornography, or playing mindless games, all wrapped in the dazzling glamour of full color high-definition screens.

…the attempts made through the ages to extinguish the light of God, to replace it with the glare of illusion and deceit, have heralded episodes of tragic violence against mankind. This is because the attempt to cancel the name of God from the pages of history results in distortion, in which even the most beautiful and noble words lose their true meaning. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Vatican City, December 14th, 2012, Vatican Information Service

St. Elizabeth Seton apparently had a vision in the 1800’s in which she saw “in every American home a black box through which the devil would enter.” Several decades ago, many thought she was referring to television sets. But back then, televisions were wooden boxes with gray screens. Today, every home, if not every room, has a true “black box”—a computer through which, sadly, Satan has gained a foothold in families. Pope Pius XII clearly forewarned of the danger that was coming:

Everyone knows well that, very often, children can avoid the transient attack of a disease outside their own home, but cannot escape it when it lurks within the home itself. It is wrong to introduce risk in any form into the sanctity of home surroundings. —POPE PIUS XII, Miranda ProrsusEncyclical Letter “on Motion Pictures, Radio and Television”

Here, the Pope is warning about The Near Occasion of Sin. If you dance with temptation, the devil will step on your toes. For instance, if one struggles with alcohol, he may think it is fine to sit at the back of the bar and order a coffee. But avoiding the “near occasion of sin” means not even walking down the street where the bar is located! (see The Hunted).

In all this, God is extending to His people protection from the evil that is here and coming upon the world.

Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to come to the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. (Rev 3:10)

The follow-up writing to this one is called Hell UnleashedIn it, I have outlined some necessary concrete steps that each of us must take in order not to be overcome by the powers of darkness that have been unleashed in recent days. But let me conclude with these thoughts…

IT’S GOING TO BE SUPERNATURAL

In a brief moment last year, I was given all at once an interior understanding that what is coming upon the world cannot be withstood by human strength or intelligence. That, in fact, it will be grace alone that will sustain and protect God’s faithful remnant in the times to come—so long as we give him our “fiat”:

God will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God’s faithfulness is a protecting shield. You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day… (Psalm 91:3-5)

The “ark” that God has provided for us in these times is Our Blessed Mother [23] who said at Fatima:

My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. —Second apparition, June 13, 1917, The Revelation of the Two Hearts in Modern Times, www.ewtn.com

What I am about to say, then, is so simple, yet so powerful, that it will elude many souls. And it is this: consecration to Mary, lived out through the daily Rosary, will build the walls of the “ark” around you and your household. [24] That is because the Rosary is a prayer centered upon the contemplation of Jesus Christ, our Lord and God. Through Mary, we enter Pope John Paul II prays the rosary Oct. 7 at the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Holy Rosary in the center of Pompeii, Italy. The pontiff ended a year dedicated to the rosary, praying the five mysteries of light that he added to the rosary in October 2002. (CNS photo from Reuters) (Oct. 8, 2003) See POPE-POMPEII Oct. 7, 2003.more deeply into the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who is our safe harbour and refuge in this present and coming Storm.

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: “Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end.” The secret that makes this prayer so effective is that the Rosary is both prayer and meditation. It is addressed to the Father, to the Blessed Virgin, and to the Holy Trinity, and is a meditation centred on Christ. —Chief Exorcist of Rome, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Echo of Mary, Queen of Peace, March-April edition, 2003

But consecration to Jesus through Mary is not simply some prayer we say, though that may be the beginning. It is a life lived, following the Mother’s example and leading. We live as she did giving ourselves entirely to the will of God. This is not a burden—it is in fact our joy! Though it means dying to oneself by serving others instead of our own selfish desires, that crucifixion of our flesh leads to the paradoxical joy and peace “which surpasses all understanding.” [25] While the truth sets us free then, sin, on the other hand, enslaves us:

Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. (John 8:34)

And here again is the warning: that slavery, in part, is a spiritual one. Sin disposes us to giving demonic spirits a stronghold in our lives, to one degree or another. Thus, we cannot afford to be careless in these times. Rather, we must:

Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Pet 5:8)

We need help in this battle, divine help, and divine weapons. [26] One powerful weapon against this present darkness is fasting. 

For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. (Eph 6:11-12)

The problem is that many of us are wearing many worldly attachments leaving no room for God’s armor. If your loin is girded in self-deception; if your chest is covered in the breastplate of unrepented sin; if your feet are shod in division and unforgiveness; if you cannot hold faith as a shield because your hands are full of self-reliance; if your head is covered in shame and the sword of the Spirit dulled because you do not spend time reading the Word of God… then begin to fast. Fasting is what sheds attachment to sin; fasting helps the heart let go of this world so it can take hold of the next; fasting helps one fit into the armor of God; fasting is what casts out the implacable demon.

And when he entered the house, the disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.” (Mark 9:28-29)

Fasting and prayer enables us to better fix our eyes on Jesus who alone makes us holy. The call to holiness is not an option—it is an armor.

Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. (Eph 6:13)

A MOTHER IS WEEPING

Why does Mary weep? Because sorrows can be mitigated; souls can be saved; chastisements can be lessened or perhaps averted (though I believe it’s now far too late for that), and yet, her children do not listen to her pleas. The time will come when she can do no more, and I believe Our Mother sees that time coming quickly… for those times that St. Paul foresaw already seem to be here:

But understand this: there will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious, callous, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, as they make a pretense of religion but deny its power. Reject them. (2 Tim 3:1-5)

And thus, even against our will, the thought rises in the mind that now those days draw near of which Our Lord prophesied: “And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold” (Matt. 24:12). —POPE PIUS XI, Miserentissimus Redemptor, Encyclical on Reparation to the Sacred Heart, n. 17

It was on the morning that I sensed Our Blessed Mother pressing me to write the above warning that I decided to call Fr. Scott McCaig. He mentioned that many of the priests of his order were getting a common word to “remain vigilant.” He also underscored the importance of the Rosary devotion to the Seven Sorrows of the Mother of God, which Mary asked to be renewed in Kibeho. [27]

I hav e a friend here in Canada, Janet Klassen, who writes by the pen-name “Pelianito.” [28] Through prayerful listening, she has been conveying powerful “messages” to the Body of Christ that are, as others have pointed out, “echoes” of what is written here and vice versa.  Such was one message, posted just days before the school massacre in Connecticut in December of 2012:

The sins of the age have purchased great suffering for the whole world. The culture of death has sown death and will reap death. My faithful little ones must not be afraid. Hold your heads high, for the Lord’s vindication is at hand. The head of the serpent will be crushed by the pure and lowly handmaid of the Lord. Rejoice my children! Your Lord lives and his victory is near! —see http://pelianito.stblogs.com/

After I spoke with Fr. McCaig, I received a letter from a friend in California whom Our Blessed Mother speaks to in the most unusual way. I know his spiritual director, Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, the vice-postulator for St. Faustina’s canonization. Mary often speaks to this layman through the messages of the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi, which bear the Imprimatur, by simply giving a number of a message from the “Blue Book”. [29]He sees the number visibly hovering before his eyes for a few seconds before it disappears. He often sends me the number and, remarkably, it almost always corresponds with exactly what I’m writing about. Such was the case when, in his letter, he wrote that he saw the entry, number 411, “Great is My Sorrow”:

I am your sorrowful Mother. My Immaculate Heart is being pierced with numerous and painful thorns. The dominion of my Adversary is becoming daily greater and greater, and his power is expanding in hearts and in souls. A dense darkness has now descended upon the world. It is the darkness of the obstinate rejection of God. It is the darkness of sin, committed, justified and no longer confessed. It is the darkness of lust and of impurity. It is the darkness of unbridled egoism and of hatred, of division and of war. It is the darkness of the loss of faith and of apostasy.

In the chalice of my Immaculate Heart, I am gathering, again today, all the pain of my Son Jesus, who is mystically again living through the bloody hours of his agony. A new Gethsemane for Jesus is to see today his Church so violated and deserted, where the greater part of its pastors are sleeping in indifference and in tepidity, while others repeat the act of Judas and betray it out of thirst for power and for money.

The Dragon is exulting at the vastness of his conquest, with the help of the Black Beast and the beast like a lamb, in these days of yours, when the devil has unleashed himself upon you, knowing that there is little time left him. For this reason, the days of my greatest sorrow have also arrived.

Great is my sorrow in seeing my Son Jesus again despised and scourged in his word, rejected because of pride and lacerated through human and rationalistic interpretations. Great is my sorrow in contemplating Jesus, really present in the Eucharist, more and more forgotten, abandoned, offended and trampled upon. Great is my sorrow in seeing my Church divided, betrayed, stripped and crucified. Great is my sorrow in seeing my Pope who is succumbing under the weight of a most heavy cross, as he is being surrounded with complete indifference on the part of bishops, priests and faithful. Great is my sorrow for an ever vaster number of my poor children, who are running along the road of evil and of sin, of vice and of impurity, of egoism and of hatred, with the great danger of being eternally lost in hell.

And so I am asking you today, children consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, that which, in this very place in May 1917, I asked of my three little children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, to whom I appeared. Do you also want to offer yourselves as victims to the Lord, on the altar of my Immaculate Heart, for the salvation of all my poor sinful children? If you accept this request of mine, you must do what I now ask of you.

*Pray ever more and more, especially with the holy rosary.

*Make frequent hours of adoration and of Eucharistic reparation.

*Accept with love all the sufferings which the Lord sends you.

*Spread without fear the message which I am giving you, as heavenly Prophetess of these last times of yours.

If you only knew the chastisement which awaits you if you again close the door of your hearts to the anguished voice of your heavenly Mother! Because the divine Heart of my Son Jesus has entrusted to my Immaculate Heart, the last and extreme attempt to lead you all to salvation. —given in Fatima, Portugal, September 15th, 1989, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows;  “To the Priests: Our Lady’s Beloved Sons“, n. 411

 

I wrote this song in Ireland after hearing
Our Mother’s tears In the Wind…

 

 

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1. http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/12/16/
2. cf. http://news.nationalpost.com/
3. cf. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
4. http://www.nypost.com
5. cf. http://news.nationalpost.com//
6. cf. http://www.csmonitor.com/
7. cf. http://www.wtsp.com/
8. cf. http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/
9. cf. http://www.thesun.co.uk/
10. cf. http://articles.nydailynews.com
11. cf. http://www.ktuu.com/
12. cf. http://articles.cnn.com/
13. cf. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
15. cf. http://www.google.ca/
16. cf. http://news.bbc.co.uk/
17. cf. The Judas Prophecy and The Verdict
18. cf. My People are Perishing
19. cf. The Jaws of the Red Dragon
20. cf. http://washingtonexaminer.com/
21. cf. He Calls While We Slumber
22. cf. Rev 3:16
23. see An Ark Shall Lead Them
24. see The Great Gift
25. cf. Phil 4:7
26. cf. 2 Cor 10:3-5
27. cf. www.kibeho.org
28. cf. http://pelianito.stblogs.com
29. The book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons,” contains 604 messages (interior locutions) which Fr. Gobbi allegedly received from Our Blessed Mother between 1973 and 1997. The messages have received an Imprimatur
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APOCALYPSE… NOT?

 

RECENTLY, some Catholic intellects have been downplaying if not outright dismissing any notion that our generation could be living in the “end times.” Mark Mallett and Prof. Daniel O’Connor team up in their first webcast to respond with a reasoned rebuttal to the naysayers of this hour…

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Great is the Lord

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