Why Now?

 

Now more than ever it is crucial that you be “watchers of the dawn”,
the lookouts who announce the light of dawn and the new springtime of the Gospel
of which the buds can already be seen.

—POPE JOHN PAUL II, 18th World Youth Day, April 13th, 2003; vatican.va

 

A letter from a reader:

When you read through all the messages from visionaries, all of them have an urgency in them. Many are also saying that that there will be floods, earthquakes, etc. even back to 2008 and longer. These things have been happening for years. What makes those times different to now in terms of the Warning, etc.? We are told in the Bible that we don’t know the hour but to be prepared. Apart from a sense of urgency in my being, it seems the messages are no different than say 10 or 20 years ago. I know Fr. Michel Rodrigue has made a comment that we “will see great things this Fall” but what if he is wrong? I realize we have to discern private revelation and hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I know people are getting “excited” about what is happening in the world in terms of eschatology. I am just querying it all as the messages have been saying similar things for many many years. Could we still be hearing these messages in 50 year’s time and still waiting? The disciples thought Christ was going to return not long after He ascended into heaven… We are still waiting.

These are great questions. Certainly, some of the messages we are hearing today go back several decades. But is this problematic? For me, I think of where I was at the turn of the millennium… and where I am today, and all I can say is thank God that He has given us more time! And hasn’t it flown by? Is a few decades, relative to salvation history, really that long? God is never late in speaking to His people nor in acting, but how hard of heart and slow we are to respond!

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On the Threshold

 

THIS week, a deep, inexplicable sadness came over me, as it has in the past. But I know now what this is: it is a drop of sadness from the Heart of God—that man has rejected Him to the point of bringing humanity to this painful purification. It is the sadness that God was not allowed to triumph over this world through love but must do so, now, through justice.Continue reading

The Greatest Sign of the Times

 

I TOOK some time off with my wife the past ten days to just get away to the mountains, ride our horses, and leave the chaos of the past six months behind. It was a beautiful reprieve, immersed in God’s creation and the simplicity He intended for humanity. Life is not meant to be a torrent of chaos, speed, and complexity. Nor did God create us for death, division, and destruction. Somehow, on the back of that horse, looking over the Canadian Rockies, I tasted the original harmony in creation that was disrupted in Eden—and that the Father now wants to restore so that His Divine will may reign “on earth as it is in Heaven.”[1] Yes, it’s coming, an Era of Peace and the Kingdom of the Divine Will; we’ve been praying for it in the Our Father for 2000 years:Continue reading

  1. cf. Creation Reborn[]

The Religion of Scientism

 

scientism | ˈsʌɪəntɪz(ə)m | noun:
excessive belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques

We must also face the fact that certain attitudes 
deriving from the mentality of “this present world”
can penetrate our lives if we are not vigilant.
For example, some would have it that only that is true
which can be verified by reason and science… 
Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2727

 

SERVANT of God Sr. Lucia Santos gave a most prescient word regarding the coming times that we are now living:

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Control! Control!

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

 

 

I took a few days off this week to be with family. During that time, this writing from thirteen years ago was ever present on my mind. As I look upon the daily headlines, it is clear that we are seeing this word rapidly fulfilled and in real-time. This writing is a trumpet blast for Christians to prepare themselves for the coming test of their faith. It is not a call to be afraid, but to be faithful. By God’s grace, I hope to continue writing and preparing you for the Great Deception that is already here.

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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. Continue reading

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…Continue reading

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…Continue reading

The Real “Witchcraft”

 

…your merchants were the great men of the earth,
all nations were led astray by your magic potion. (Rev 18:23)

Greek for “magic potion” : φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia) —
the use of medicine, drugs or spells
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Awakening to the Storm

 

I HAVE received numerous letters over the years from people saying, “My grandmother talked about these times decades ago.” But many of those grandmothers have long since passed on. And then there was the explosion of the prophetic in the 1990’s with the messages of Fr. Stefano Gobbi, Medjugorje, and other prominent seers. But as the turn of the millennium came and went and expectations of imminent apocalyptic changes never materialized, a certain sleepiness to the times, if not cynicism, set in. Prophecy in the Church became a point of suspicion; bishops were quick to marginalize private revelation; and those who did follow it seemed to be on the fringe of the Church’s life in shrinking Marian and Charismatic circles.Continue reading