Stay the Course

 

Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8)

 

GIVEN that I am now entering my eighteenth year in this apostolate of The Now Word, I carry a certain perspective. And that is that things are not dragging on as some claim, or that prophecy is not being fulfilled, as others say. On the contrary, I cannot keep up with all that is coming to pass — much of it, what I have written over these years. While I have not known the details of how exactly things would come to fruition, for example, how Communism would return (as Our Lady allegedly warned the seers of Garabandal — see When Communism Returns), we now see it returning in the most astonishing, clever, and ubiquitous manner.[1]cf. The Final Revolution It is so subtle, in fact, that many still do not realize what is unfolding all around them. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”[2]cf. Matthew 13:9Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 cf. The Final Revolution
2 cf. Matthew 13:9

You Were Loved

 

IN the wake of the outgoing, affectionate, and even revolutionary pontificate of St. John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was cast under a long shadow when he assumed the throne of Peter. But what would soon mark the pontificate of Benedict XVI would not be his charisma or humor, his personality or vigor — indeed, he was quiet, serene, almost awkward in public. Rather, it would be his unswerving and pragmatic theology at a time when the Barque of Peter was being assailed from both within and without. It would be his lucid and prophetic perception of our times that seemed to clear the fog before the bow of this Great Ship; and it would be an orthodoxy that proved time and again, after 2000 years of often stormy waters, that the words of Jesus are an unshakeable promise:

I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. (Matt 16:18)

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Love Comes to Earth

 

ON this eve, Love itself descends to earth. All fear and cold is dispelled, for how could one be afraid of a baby? The perennial message of Christmas, repeated each morning through every sunrise, is that you are loved.Continue reading

God is With Us

 

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.
The same loving Father who cares for you today will
care for you tomorrow and everyday.
Either he will shield you from suffering
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings
.

—St. Francis de Sales, 17th century bishop,
Letter to a Lady (LXXI), January 16th, 1619,
from the Spiritual Letters of S. Francis de Sales,
Rivingtons, 1871, p 185

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
(Matt 1:23)

 

LAST week’s content, I’m sure, has been as difficult for my faithful readers as it has been for me. The subject matter is heavy; I am aware of the ever-lingering temptation to despair at the seemingly unstoppable spectre that is spreading across the globe. In truth, I am longing for those days of ministry when I would sit in the sanctuary and just lead people into God’s presence through music. I find myself frequently crying out in the words of Jeremiah:Continue reading

The Final Revolution

 

It is not the sanctuary that is in danger; it is civilization.
It is not infallibility that may go down; it is personal rights.
It is not the Eucharist that may pass away; it is freedom of conscience.
It is not divine justice that may evaporate; it is the courts of human justice.
It is not that God may be driven from His throne;
it is that men may lose the meaning of home.

For peace on earth will come only to those who give glory to God!
It is not the Church that is in danger, it is the world!”
—Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
“Life is Worth Living” television series

 

I don’t normally use phrases like this,
but I think we are standing at the very gates of Hell.
 
—Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Scientist

of Respiratory and Allergies at Pfizer;
1:01:54, Following the Science?

 

Continued from The Two Camps

 

AT this late hour, it has become very apparent that a certain “prophetic fatigue” has set in and many are simply tuning out — at the most critical time.Continue reading

The Thousand Years

 

Then I saw an angel come down from heaven,
holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.
He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the Devil or Satan,
and tied it up for a thousand years and threw it into the abyss,
which he locked over it and sealed, so that it could no longer
lead the nations astray until the thousand years are completed.
After this, it is to be released for a short time.

Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment.
I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,
and who had not worshiped the beast or its image
nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands.
They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

(Rev 20:1-4, Friday’s first Mass reading)

 

THERE is, perhaps, no Scripture more widely interpreted, more eagerly contested and even divisive, than this passage from the Book of Revelation. In the early Church, Jewish converts believed that the “thousand years” referred to Jesus coming again to literally reign on earth and establish a political kingdom amidst carnal banquets and festivity.[1]“…who then rise again shall enjoy the leisure of immoderate carnal banquets, furnished with an amount of meat and drink such as not only to shock the feeling of the temperate, but even to surpass the measure of credulity itself.” (St. Augustine, City of God, Bk. XX, Ch. 7) However, the Church Fathers quickly kiboshed that expectation, declaring it a heresy — what we call today millenarianism [2]see Millenarianism — What it is and is Not and How the Era was Lost.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 “…who then rise again shall enjoy the leisure of immoderate carnal banquets, furnished with an amount of meat and drink such as not only to shock the feeling of the temperate, but even to surpass the measure of credulity itself.” (St. Augustine, City of God, Bk. XX, Ch. 7)
2 see Millenarianism — What it is and is Not and How the Era was Lost

The Two Camps

 

A great revolution is waiting for us.
The crisis doesn’t only make us free to imagine other models,
another future, another world.
It obliges us to do so.

—former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
September 14th, 2009; unnwo.org; cf. The Guardian

…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

 

IT’S been a sobering week. It has become abundantly clear that the Great Reset is unstoppable as unelected bodies and officials begin the final phases of its implementation.[1]“G20 Promotes WHO-Standardized Global Vaccine Passport and ‘Digital Health’ Identity Scheme”, theepochtimes.com But that’s not really the source of a deep sadness. Rather, it is that we are seeing two camps forming, their positions hardening, and the division is getting ugly.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 “G20 Promotes WHO-Standardized Global Vaccine Passport and ‘Digital Health’ Identity Scheme”, theepochtimes.com