Mark in California

 

Mark will be speaking and singing at the following venues after Easter, including a Divine Mercy Conference.

  • April 12: Encounter With Jesus, St. John the Baptist Parish, Folsom, CA, USA, 7:00 pm
  • April 13-15: Divine Mercy Conference, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Brentwood, CA, USA
  • April 16: Encounter WIth Jesus, St. Patrick’s Parish, Merced, CA, USA, 7:00 pm
  • April 17: Encounter With Jesus, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Beaumont, CA, USA, 7:00 pm
  • April 19: Women’s Christian Fellowship, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Carlsbad, CA, USA, 9:30 am
  • April 19: Encounter With Jesus, Knights of Columbus Hall, Highland, CA, USA, 7:00 pm

Join Mark for a powerful encounter of God’s presence.

 

 


Persecution! …and the Moral Tsunami

 

 

As more and more people are waking up to the growing persecution of the Church, this writing addresses why, and where it’s all heading. First published December 12th, 2005, I have updated the preamble below…

 

I will take my stand to watch, and station myself on the tower, and look forth to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it.” (Habakkuk 2:1-2)

 

THE past several weeks, I have been hearing with renewed force in my heart that there is a persecution coming—a “word” the Lord seemed to convey to a priest and I while on retreat in 2005.  As I prepared to write about this today, I received the following email from a reader:

I had a weird dream last night.  I awoke this morning with the words “Persecution is coming.” Wondering if others are getting this as well…

That is, at least, what Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York implied last week on the heels of gay marriage being accepted into law in New York. He wrote…

…we do worry indeed about this freedom of religion.  Editorials already call for the removal of guarantees of religious liberty, with crusaders calling for people of faith to be coerced to acceptance of this redefinition.  If the experience of those few other states and countries where this is already law is any indication, the churches, and believers, will soon be harassed, threatened, and hauled into court for their conviction that marriage is between one man, one woman, forever, bringing children into the world.—from Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s blog, “Some Afterthoughts”, July 7th, 2011; http://blog.archny.org/?p=1349

He is echoing Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, former President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, who said five years ago:

“…speaking in defense of the life and the rights of the family is becoming, in some societies, a type of crime against the State, a form of disobedience to the Government…” —Vatican City, June 28, 2006

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The False Unity

 

 

 

 

IF the prayer and desire of Jesus is that “they may all be one” (John 17:21), then Satan too has a plan for unity—a false unity. And we see the signs of it emerging. What is written here relates to the coming “parallel communities” spoken of in The Coming Refuges and Solitudes.

 
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New Tours — California, Western Canada

 

 

TODAY, I am setting out for Northern Alberta, Canada for several ministry events, and then I’ll be heading over to Manitoba. The Encounter with Jesus is a blend of music and word ending with a powerful time of Adoration that many have never experienced before. The schedule is below. In April, I’ll be heading to California (see tentative schedule here.) I hope to see some of you, my readers, there! Thank you for all of your prayers…

 

  • March 6: Encounter With Jesus, St. Dominic Parish, Cold Lake, AB, 7 pm
  • March 7: Encounter With Jesus, St. Louis Parish, Bonnyville, AB, 7 pm
  • March 8: Encounter With Jesus, St. Isidore Parish, Plamondon, AB, 7 pm
  • March 10: Concert hosted by Voice For Life, St. Joseph Catholic Church,Grande Prairie, AB, 7:30 pm
  • March 11: Encounter With Jesus, St. Anne’s Parish, Barrhead, AB, 7 pm
  • March 13: Encounter With Jesus, St. Mary’s Parish, Wadena, SK, 7pm
  • March 14 & 15: Lenten Mission, St. Rose of Lima Parish, St. Rose du Lac, MB, 7 pm nightly
  • March 16-18: Lenten Mission, Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Amaranth, MB, 7 pm first night

 

 

How the Era was Lost

 

 

THE future hope of an “era of peace” based on the “thousand years” that follow the death of Antichrist, according to the the book of Revelation, may sound like a new concept to some readers. To others, it is considered a heresy. But it is neither. The fact is, the eschatological hope of a “period” of peace and justice, of a “Sabbath rest” for the Church before the end of time, does have its basis in Sacred Tradition. In reality, it has been somewhat buried in centuries of misinterpretation, unwarranted attacks, and speculative theology that continues to this day. In this writing, we look at the question of exactly how “the era was lost”—a bit of a soap opera in itself—and other questions such as whether it is literally a “thousand years,” whether Christ will be visibly present at that time, and what we can expect. Why is this important? Because it not only confirms a future hope that the Blessed Mother announced as imminent at Fatima, but of events that must take place at the end of this age that will change the world forever… events that appear to be on the very threshold of our times. 

 

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