The Art of Beginning Again – Part I

HUMBLING

 

First published November 20th, 2017…

This week, I am doing something different—a five part series, based on this week’s Gospels, on how to begin again after having fallen. We live in a culture where we are saturated in sin and temptation, and it is claiming many victims; many are discouraged and exhausted, downtrodden and losing their faith. It is necessary, then, to learn the art of beginning again…

 

WHY do we feel crushing guilt when we do something bad? And why is this common to every single human being? Even babies, if they do something wrong, often seem to “just know” that they shouldn’t have.Continue reading

WAM – POWDER KEG?

 

THE media and government narrative — versus what actually took place in the historic Convoy protest in Ottawa, Canada in early 2022, when millions of Canadians peacefully rallied across the country to support truckers in their rejection of unjust mandates — are two different stories. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act, froze bank accounts of Canadian supporters of all walks of life, and used violence against peaceful protesters. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland felt threatened… but so did millions of Canadians by their own government.Continue reading

“Died Suddenly” — Prophecy Fulfilled

 

ON May 28, 2020, 8 months before a mass inoculation of the experimental mRNA gene therapies were to begin, my heart was burning with a “now word”:  a serious warning that genocide was coming.[1]cf. Our 1942 I followed that up with the documentary Following the Science? that now has nearly 2 million views in all languages, and provides the scientific and medical warnings that went largely unheeded. It echoes what John Paul II called a “conspiracy against life”[2]Evangelium Vitae,  n. 12 that is being unleashed, yes, even through healthcare professionals.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 cf. Our 1942
2 Evangelium Vitae,  n. 12

WAM – To Mask or Not to Mask

 

NOTHING has divided families, parishes, and communities more than “masking.” With the flu season starting with a kick and hospitals paying the price for reckless lockdowns that kept people from building their natural immunity, some are calling for mask mandates again. But wait a minute… based on what science, after previous mandates failed to work in the first place?Continue reading

The Millstone

 

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
but woe to the one through whom they occur.
It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
and he be thrown into the sea
than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.”
(Monday’s Gospel, Lk 17:1-6)

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
(Matt 5:6)

 

TODAY, in the name of “tolerance” and “inclusivity”, the most egregious crimes — physical, moral and spiritual — against the “little ones”, are being excused and even celebrated. I cannot remain silent. I don’t care how “negative” and “gloomy” or whatever other label people want to call me. If ever there were a time for the men of this generation, starting with our clergy, to defend the “least of the brethren”, it is now. But the silence is so overwhelming, so deep and widespread, that it reaches into the very bowels of space where one can already hear another millstone hurtling toward the earth. Continue reading

How Terrible Is the Gospel?

 

First published September 13, 2006…

 

THIS word was impressed upon me yesterday afternoon, a word bursting with passion and grief: 

Why are you rejecting Me, My people? What is so terrible about the Gospel — the Good News — which I bring you?

I came into the world to forgive your sins, that you may hear the words, “Your sins are forgiven.” How terrible is this?

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The Second Act

 

…we must not underestimate
the disturbing scenarios that threaten our future,
or the powerful new instruments
that the “culture of death” has at its disposal. 
—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n. 75

 

THERE is no question the world needs a great reset. This is the heart of Our Lord and Our Lady’s warnings spanning over a century: there is a renewal coming, a Great Renewal, and mankind has been given the choice to usher in its triumph, either through repentance, or through the Refiner’s fire. In Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta’s writings, we have perhaps the most explicit prophetic revelation revealing the proximate times in which you and I are now living:Continue reading

Is the Eastern Gate Opening?

 

Dear young people, it is up to you to be the watchmen of the morning
who announce the coming of the sun
who is the Risen Christ!
—POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message of the Holy Father

to the Youth of the World,
XVII World Youth Day, n. 3; (cf. Is 21:11-12)

 

First published December 1st, 2017… a message of hope and victory.

 

WHEN the sun sets, even though it is the beginning of nightfall, we enter into a vigil. It is the anticipation of a new dawn. Every Saturday evening, the Catholic Church celebrates a vigil Mass precisely in anticipation of the “day of the Lord”—Sunday—even though our communal prayer is made on the threshold of midnight and the deepest darkness. 

I believe this is the period that we are living now—that vigil that “anticipates” if not hastens the Day of the Lord. And just as dawn announces the rising Sun, so too, there is a dawn before the Day of the Lord. That dawn is the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In fact, there are signs already that this dawn is approaching….Continue reading

The Hour to Shine

 

THERE is much chatter these days among the Catholic remnant about “refuges” — physical places of divine protection. It is understandable, as it is within the natural law for us to want to survive, to avoid pain and suffering. The nerve endings in our body reveal these truths. And still, there is a higher truth yet: that our salvation passes through the Cross. As such, pain and suffering now take on a redemptive value, not only for our own souls but for that of others as we fill up “what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the Church” (Col 1:24).Continue reading