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 Greatest Sign of the Times

 

I KNOW that I have not written much for several months about the “times” in which we are living. The chaos of our recent move to the province of Alberta has been a major upheaval. But the other reason is that a certain hard-heartedness has set in the Church, particularly among educated Catholics who have displayed a shocking lack of discernment and even willingness to see what is unfolding all around them. Even Jesus eventually fell silent when the people became stiff-necked.[1]cf. The Silent Answer Ironically, it is vulgar comedians like Bill Maher or honest feminists like Naomi Wolfe, who have become the unwitting “prophets” of our times. They seem to see more clearly these days than a vast majority of the Church! Once the icons of leftwing political correctness, they are now the ones warning that a dangerous ideology is sweeping across the world, eradicating freedom and trampling upon common sense — even if they express themselves imperfectly. As Jesus said to the Pharisees, “I tell you, if these [ie. the Church] were silent, the very stones would cry out.” [2]Luke 19:40Continue reading

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1 cf. The Silent Answer
2 Luke 19:40

The Greatest Lie

 

THIS morning after prayer, I felt moved to re-read a crucial meditation I wrote some seven years ago called Hell UnleashedI was tempted to simply resend that article to you today, as there is so much in it that was prophetic and critical for what has now unfolded over the past year and a half. How true those words have become! 

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It’s Not Coming – It’s Here

 

YESTERDAY, I walked into a bottle depot with a mask not covering my nose.[1]Read how the overwhelming data shows that masks not only don’t work, but may actually make a new COVID infection far worse, and how masks are likely spreading the contagion faster: Unmasking the Facts What ensued was disturbing: the militant women… the way I was treated like a walking bio-hazard… they refused to do business and threatened to call the police, even though I offered to stand outside and wait until they were done.

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1 Read how the overwhelming data shows that masks not only don’t work, but may actually make a new COVID infection far worse, and how masks are likely spreading the contagion faster: Unmasking the Facts

It’s Happening Again

 

I HAVE published a few meditations at my sister site (Countdown to the Kingdom). Before I list these… may I just say thank you to everyone who has written notes of encouragement, offered prayers, Masses, and contributed to the “war effort” here. I am so grateful. You have been a strength to me at this time. I am so sorry that I cannot write everyone back, but I read everything and am praying for all of you.Continue reading

The Temptation to Give Up

 

Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing. 
(Today’s Gospel, Luke 5:5)

 

SOMETIMES, we need to taste our true weakness. We need to feel and know our limitations in the depths of our being. We need to rediscover that the nets of human capability, achievement, prowess, glory… will come up empty if they are devoid of the Divine. As such, history is really a story of the rise and fall of not only individuals but entire nations. The most glorious cultures have all but faded and the memories of emperors and caesars have all but disappeared, save for a crumbling bust in the corner of a museum…Continue reading