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The Masterwork


The Immaculate Conception, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1767)

 

 

WHAT did you say? That Mary is the refuge that God is giving us in these times?

It sounds like heresy, doesn’t it. After all, isn’t Jesus our refuge? Isn’t He the “mediator” between man and God? Isn’t His the only name by which we are saved? Is He not the Savior of the world? Yes, all this is true. But how the Savior wishes to save us is a completely different matter. How the merits of the Cross are applied is an altogether mysterious, beautiful, and awesome unfolding story. It is within this application of our redemption that Mary finds her place as the crown of God’s masterplan in redemption, after Our Lord Himself.

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Published in: | on September 2nd, 2014 | Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Small Matters

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for August 25th – August 30th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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JESUS must have been surprised when, standing in the temple, going about his “Father’s business”, his mother told Him it was time to come home. Remarkably, for the next 18 years, all we know from the Gospels is that Jesus must have entered into a profound emptying of self, knowing that He came to save the world… but not yet. Instead, there, at home, he entered into the mundane “duty of the moment.” There, in the confines of the little community of Nazareth, carpentry tools became the little sacramentals by which the Son of God learned the “art of obedience.”

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Published in: | on August 30th, 2014 | 1 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Getting Back on Track

 

WARM greetings to my family of readers! Just an update on things here…

As you know, my laptop was fried by lightning a couple weeks ago, and as a result, I have been unable to do some writing while on the go. The end result is that I’ve been falling behind. But at last with a new computer in hand, I will resume the Now Word this coming week, continuing at this point with a weekly summary of the Mass readings.

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Published in: | on August 24th, 2014 | 1 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

The Rapture, the Ruse, and the Refuge

ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
August 15th, 2014

 

IT came to me as clear as a bell during Mass: there is one refuge that God is giving us in these times. Just as in the days of Noah there was only one ark, so too today, there is only one Ark being provided in this present and coming Storm. Not only did the Lord send Our Lady to warn of the spread of global Communism, but she also gave us the means to endure and be protected throughout this difficult period…

…and it won’t be a “rapture.”

 

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The Fall of Mystery Babylon

 

WHEN I began to write Mystery Babylon two years ago, I was taken aback at the remarkable, mostly unknown history of America, where the forces of darkness and light had a hand in her birth and formation. The conclusion was stunning, that despite the forces of good in that beautiful nation, the mysterious foundations of the country and its present state seem to fulfill, in dramatic fashion, the role of “Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.” Again, I repeat my caveat of two years ago that this writing is not a judgment upon individual Americans, many whom I love and have developed deep friendships with. Rather, it is to shed light on the seemingly deliberate collapse of America that continues to fulfill the role of Mystery Babylon….

I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now here…

 

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Published in: | on August 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Take Courage, It is I

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for August 4th – August 9th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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DEAR friends, as you may have read already, a lightning storm took out my computer this week. As such, I’ve been scrambling to get back on track with writing with a backup and getting another computer on order. To make matters worse, the building where our main office is located had it’s heating ducts and plumbing come crashing down! Hm… I think it was Jesus Himself who said that the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by violence. Indeed!

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Published in: | on August 10th, 2014 | Comments Off Print This Post Print This Post

Zapped!

 

 

AS I mentioned recently, when you come between the Woman and the dragon, you’re entering a primordial battle!

A storm passed over today and a near lightning strike fried my computer (even though it was plugged into a powerbar)! Fortunately, it was backed up to a hard drive… unfortunately, the computer is damaged.

But it gives me an excuse to introduce (at my office manager’s behest) our new Donation page that makes it way easier for supporters to contribute to this ministry. Just click the button below, and donating on a monthly, annual, or one-time basis has been streamlined. We’ve heard your complaints, and hope you will appreciate the new design.

And suddenly, we need some extra help!

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Published in: | on August 5th, 2014 | 1 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Manifesting Jesus

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for July 28th – August 2nd, 2014
Ordinary Time

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PAUSE, take a moment, and reset your soul. By this, I mean, remind yourself that this is all real. That God exists; that there are angels around you, saints praying for you, and a Mother who has been sent to lead you into battle. Take a moment… think of those inexplicable miracles in your life and others that have been sure signs of God’s activity, from the gift of this morning’s sunrise to even the more dramatic of physical cures… the “miracle of the sun” witnessed by tens of thousands at Fatima… the stigmata of saints like Pio… the Eucharistic miracles… the incorruptible bodies of saints… the “near-death” testimonies… the transformation of great sinners into saints… the quiet miracles that God constantly does in your life by renewing His mercies toward you each morning.

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Published in: | on August 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off Print This Post Print This Post

On Medjugorje

 

 

IN the over 900 writings on this website, I have mentioned Medjugorje relatively few times. I have not ignored it, as some wish me to, for the simple fact that I would be acting contrary to Sacred Scripture which commands us not to despise, but test prophecy. In that regard, after 33 years, Rome has intervened several times to prevent this alleged apparition site from being shut down, even going so far as to take authority for the authenticity of the apparitions away from the local bishop and into the hands of the Vatican and her commissions, and ultimately the Pope himself. Neither can one ignore, without a certain intellectual dishonesty, the numerous statements from not only cardinals and bishops, but from St. John Paul II himself that were positive, if not outright celebratory of this unofficial Marian shrine (see Medjugorje: Just the Facts Ma’am. Pope Francis has yet to make a public pronouncement, but is known to have allowed the seers of Medjugorje to speak in his jurisdiction while he was a Cardinal.)

While I’ve shared my own experiences of Medjugorje in the past (see That Medjugorje) as well as a powerful encounter of Divine Mercy there (see Miracle of Mercy), today I am going to speak to those who want to see Medjugorje shut down and mothballed.

What are you thinking?

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Published in: | on July 30th, 2014 | 3 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Persevere…

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for July 21st – July 26th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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IN truth, brothers and sisters, since writing the “Flame of Love” series on our Mother and Lord’s plan (see The Convergence and the Blessing, More on the Flame of Love, and The Rising Morning Star), I have had a very difficult time writing anything since then. If you’re going to promote the Woman, the dragon is never far behind. It’s all a good sign. Ultimately, it is the sign of the Cross.

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Published in: | on July 27th, 2014 | Comments Off Print This Post Print This Post

The Great Confusion

 

 

THERE is coming a time, and it is already here, when there is going to be great confusion in the world and in the Church. After Pope Benedict resigned, I sensed the Lord warning me about this over and over again. And now we see it unfolding rapidly around us—in the world and in the Church.

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Published in: | on July 25th, 2014 | 2 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

Reaping the Whirlwind

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for July 14th – July 19th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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Reaping the Whirlwind, Artist Unknown

 

 

IN last week’s readings, we heard the prophet Hosea proclaim:

When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind. (Hos 8:7)

Several years ago, as I stood in a farm field watching a storm approach, the Lord showed me in spirit that a great hurricane was coming upon the world. As my writings unfolded, I began to understand that what was coming head-on toward our generation was the definitive breaking of the seals of Revelation (see The Seven Seals of Revolution). But these seals are not God’s punitive justice per se—they are, rather, man reaping the whirlwind of his own conduct. Yes, the wars, plagues, and even disruptions in weather and the earth’s crust are often man-made (see The Land is Mourning). And I wish to say it again… no, not say it—I am shouting now—the Storm is upon us! It is now here! 

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Published in: | on July 19th, 2014 | Comments Off Print This Post Print This Post