When the Earth Cries Out

 

I HAVE resisted writing this article for months now. So many of you are going through such intense trials that what is needed most is encouragement and consolation, hope and assurance. I promise you, this article contains that—though perhaps not in the way you will expect. Whatever you and I are going through now is a preparation for what is coming: the birth of an era of peace on the other side of the hard labour pains the earth is beginning to undergo…

It is not my place to edit God. What follows are the words being given to us at this time from Heaven. Our role, rather, is to discern them with the Church:

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. (1 Thess 5:19-21)

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Climate Confusion

 

THE Catechism states that “Christ endowed the Church’s shepherds with the charism of infallibility in matters of faith and morals.” [1]cf. CCC, n. 890 However, when it comes to matters of science, politics, economics, etc., the Church generally steps aside, limiting herself to being a guiding voice in terms of ethics and morality as pertains to the development and dignity of the person and stewardship of the earth.  Continue reading

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1. cf. CCC, n. 890

Walk With the Church

 

THERE is a bit of a sinking feeling in my gut. I’ve been processing it all week before writing today. After reading public comments from even well-known Catholics, to “conservative” media to the average layperson… it’s clear that the chickens have come home to roost. The lack of catechesis, moral formation, critical thinking and basic virtues in Western Catholic culture is rearing its dysfunctional head. In the words of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia:Continue reading

The King Comes

 

Before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. 
Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 83

 

SOMETHING stunning, powerful, hopeful, sobering, and inspiring emerges once we filter the message of Jesus to St. Faustina through Sacred Tradition. That, and we simply take Jesus at His word—that with these revelations to St. Faustina, they mark a period known as the “end times”:Continue reading

The Day of Justice

 

I saw the Lord Jesus, like a king in great majesty, looking down upon our earth with great severity; but because of His Mother’s intercession, He prolonged the time of His mercy… I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy… I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation… 
—Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 126I, 1588, 1160

 

AS the first light of dawn passed through my window this morning, I found myself borrowing St. Faustina’s prayer: “O my Jesus, speak to souls Yourself, because my words are insignificant.”[1]Diary, n. 1588 This is a difficult subject but one we cannot avoid without doing damage to the entire message of the Gospels and Sacred Tradition. I will draw from dozens of my writings to give a summary of the nearing Day of Justice. Continue reading

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1. Diary, n. 1588

The Last Hour

Italian Earthquake, May 20th, 2012, Associated Press

 

LIKE it’s happened in the past, I felt called by Our Lord to go and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. It was intense, deep, sorrowful… I sensed the Lord had a word this time, not for me, but for you… for the Church. After giving it to my spiritual director, I share it now with you…

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Sleeping While the House Burns

 

THERE is a scene from the 1980’s comedy series The Naked Gun where a car chase ends with a fireworks factory blowing up, people running in every direction, and general mayhem. The main cop played by Leslie Nielsen makes his way through the crowd of gawkers and, with explosions going off behind him, states calmly, “Nothing to see here, please disperse. Nothing to see here, please.”
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