Fill the Earth!

 

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:
“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth… Be fertile, then, and multiply;
abound on earth and subdue it.” 
(Today’s Mass reading for February 16, 2023)

 

After God cleansed the world by Flood, He once again turned to man and wife and repeated what He had commanded at the very beginning to Adam and Eve:Continue reading

Antidotes to Antichrist

 

WHAT is God’s antidote to the spectre of Antichrist in our days? What is the Lord’s “solution” to safeguard His people, the Barque of His Church, through the rough waters ahead? Those are crucial questions, particularly in light of Christ’s own, sobering question:

When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8)Continue reading

These Times of Antichrist

 

The world at the approach of a new millennium,
for which the whole Church is preparing,
is like a field ready for the harvest.
 

—ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II, World Youth Day, homily, August 15th, 1993

 

 

THE Catholic world has been abuzz recently with the release of a letter written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI essentially stating that the Antichrist is alive. The letter was sent in 2015 to Vladimir Palko, a retired Bratislava statesman who lived through the Cold War. The late pope wrote:Continue reading

The Thousand Years

 

Then I saw an angel come down from heaven,
holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.
He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the Devil or Satan,
and tied it up for a thousand years and threw it into the abyss,
which he locked over it and sealed, so that it could no longer
lead the nations astray until the thousand years are completed.
After this, it is to be released for a short time.

Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment.
I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,
and who had not worshiped the beast or its image
nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands.
They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

(Rev 20:1-4, Friday’s first Mass reading)

 

THERE is, perhaps, no Scripture more widely interpreted, more eagerly contested and even divisive, than this passage from the Book of Revelation. In the early Church, Jewish converts believed that the “thousand years” referred to Jesus coming again to literally reign on earth and establish a political kingdom amidst carnal banquets and festivity.[1]“…who then rise again shall enjoy the leisure of immoderate carnal banquets, furnished with an amount of meat and drink such as not only to shock the feeling of the temperate, but even to surpass the measure of credulity itself.” (St. Augustine, City of God, Bk. XX, Ch. 7) However, the Church Fathers quickly kiboshed that expectation, declaring it a heresy — what we call today millenarianism [2]see Millenarianism — What it is and is Not and How the Era was Lost.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 “…who then rise again shall enjoy the leisure of immoderate carnal banquets, furnished with an amount of meat and drink such as not only to shock the feeling of the temperate, but even to surpass the measure of credulity itself.” (St. Augustine, City of God, Bk. XX, Ch. 7)
2 see Millenarianism — What it is and is Not and How the Era was Lost

Stay the Course

 

Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8)

 

GIVEN that I am now entering my eighteenth year in this apostolate of The Now Word, I carry a certain perspective. And that is that things are not dragging on as some claim, or that prophecy is not being fulfilled, as others say. On the contrary, I cannot keep up with all that is coming to pass — much of it, what I have written over these years. While I have not known the details of how exactly things would come to fruition, for example, how Communism would return (as Our Lady allegedly warned the seers of Garabandal — see When Communism Returns), we now see it returning in the most astonishing, clever, and ubiquitous manner.[1]cf. The Final Revolution It is so subtle, in fact, that many still do not realize what is unfolding all around them. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”[2]cf. Matthew 13:9Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 cf. The Final Revolution
2 cf. Matthew 13:9

You Were Loved

 

IN the wake of the outgoing, affectionate, and even revolutionary pontificate of St. John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was cast under a long shadow when he assumed the throne of Peter. But what would soon mark the pontificate of Benedict XVI would not be his charisma or humor, his personality or vigor — indeed, he was quiet, serene, almost awkward in public. Rather, it would be his unswerving and pragmatic theology at a time when the Barque of Peter was being assailed from both within and without. It would be his lucid and prophetic perception of our times that seemed to clear the fog before the bow of this Great Ship; and it would be an orthodoxy that proved time and again, after 2000 years of often stormy waters, that the words of Jesus are an unshakeable promise:

I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. (Matt 16:18)

Continue reading

Love Comes to Earth

 

ON this eve, Love itself descends to earth. All fear and cold is dispelled, for how could one be afraid of a baby? The perennial message of Christmas, repeated each morning through every sunrise, is that you are loved.Continue reading

God is With Us

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.
The same loving Father who cares for you today will
care for you tomorrow and everyday.
Either he will shield you from suffering
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings
.

—St. Francis de Sales, 17th century bishop,
Letter to a Lady (LXXI), January 16th, 1619,
from the Spiritual Letters of S. Francis de Sales,
Rivingtons, 1871, p 185

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
(Matt 1:23)

LAST week’s content, I’m sure, has been as difficult for my faithful readers as it has been for me. The subject matter is heavy; I am aware of the ever-lingering temptation to despair at the seemingly unstoppable spectre that is spreading across the globe. In truth, I am longing for those days of ministry when I would sit in the sanctuary and just lead people into God’s presence through music. I find myself frequently crying out in the words of Jeremiah:Continue reading

The Final Revolution

 

It is not the sanctuary that is in danger; it is civilization.
It is not infallibility that may go down; it is personal rights.
It is not the Eucharist that may pass away; it is freedom of conscience.
It is not divine justice that may evaporate; it is the courts of human justice.
It is not that God may be driven from His throne;
it is that men may lose the meaning of home.

For peace on earth will come only to those who give glory to God!
It is not the Church that is in danger, it is the world!”
—Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
“Life is Worth Living” television series

 

I don’t normally use phrases like this,
but I think we are standing at the very gates of Hell.
 
—Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Scientist

of Respiratory and Allergies at Pfizer;
1:01:54, Following the Science?

 

Continued from The Two Camps

 

AT this late hour, it has become very apparent that a certain “prophetic fatigue” has set in and many are simply tuning out — at the most critical time.Continue reading

The Two Camps

 

A great revolution is waiting for us.
The crisis doesn’t only make us free to imagine other models,
another future, another world.
It obliges us to do so.

—former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
September 14th, 2009; unnwo.org; cf. The Guardian

…without the guidance of charity in truth,
this global force could cause unprecedented damage
and create new divisions within the human family…
humanity runs new risks of enslavement and manipulation. 
—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n.33, 26

 

IT’S been a sobering week. It has become abundantly clear that the Great Reset is unstoppable as unelected bodies and officials begin the final phases of its implementation.[1]“G20 Promotes WHO-Standardized Global Vaccine Passport and ‘Digital Health’ Identity Scheme”, theepochtimes.com But that’s not really the source of a deep sadness. Rather, it is that we are seeing two camps forming, their positions hardening, and the division is getting ugly.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 “G20 Promotes WHO-Standardized Global Vaccine Passport and ‘Digital Health’ Identity Scheme”, theepochtimes.com

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?

Continue reading

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

Frozen?

 
 
ARE you feeling frozen in fear, paralyzed in moving forward into the future? Practical words from Heaven to get your spiritual feet moving again…

Continue reading

The Essence

 

IT was in 2009 when my wife and I were led to move into the country with our eight children. It was with mixed emotions that I left the small town where we were living… but it seemed that God was leading us. We found a remote farm in the middle of Saskatchewan, Canada lodged between vast treeless tracts of land, accessible only by dirt roads. Really, we couldn’t afford much else. The nearby town had a population of around 60 people. The main street was an array of mostly empty, dilapidated buildings; the schoolhouse was empty and abandoned; the small bank, post office, and grocery store quickly closed after our arrival leaving no doors open but the Catholic Church. It was a lovely sanctuary of classic architecture — strangely large for such a small community. But old photos revealed it brimming with congregants in the 1950s, back when there were large families and small farms. But now, there were only 15-20 showing up to the Sunday liturgy. There was virtually no Christian community to speak of, save for the handful of faithful seniors. The nearest city was almost two hours away. We were without friends, family, and even the beauty of nature that I grew up with around lakes and forests. I did not realize that we had just moved into the “desert”…Continue reading

The Chastisement Comes… Part II


Monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
The statue commemorates the princes who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army
and expelled the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

 

RUSSIA remains one of the most mysterious countries in both historical and current affairs. It is “ground zero” for several seismic events in both history and prophecy.Continue reading

The Chastisement Comes… Part I

 

For it is time for the judgment to begin with the household of God;
if it begins with us, how will it end for those
who fail to obey the gospel of God?
(1 Peter 4:17)

 

WE are, without question, beginning to live through some of the most extraordinary and serious moments in the life of the Catholic Church. So much of what I’ve been warning about for years is coming to fruition before our very eyes: a great apostasy, a coming schism, and of course, the fruition of the “seven seals of Revelation”, etc.. It can all be summed up in the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers… The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. —CCC, n. 672, 677

What would shake the faith of many believers more than perhaps witnessing their shepherds betray the flock?Continue reading

The Numbering

 

THE new Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, gave a powerful and prophetic speech that recalls the prescient warnings of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. First, that speech (note: adblockers must may need to be turned off if you cannot view it):Continue reading

A Time of War

 

There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every thing under the heavens.
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to build.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance…
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

(Today’s First Reading)

 

IT may seem that the author of Ecclesiastes is saying that tearing down, killing, war, death and mourning are simply inevitable, if not “appointed” moments throughout history. Rather, what is described in this famous biblical poem is the state of fallen man and the inevitability of reaping what has been sown. 

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7)Continue reading

The Great Meshing

 

THIS past week, a “now word” from 2006 has been in the forefront of my mind. It is the meshing of many global systems into one, overwhelmingly powerful new order. It is what St. John called a “beast”. Of this global system, which seeks to control every aspect of people’s lives — their commerce, their movement, their health, etc. — St. John hears the people cry out in his vision…Continue reading

Who is the True Pope?

 

WHO is the true pope?

If you could read my inbox, you’d see that there is less agreement on this subject than you’d think. And this divergence was made even stronger recently with an editorial in a major Catholic publication. It proposes a theory that is gaining traction, all the while flirting with schismContinue reading

The Authentic Christian

 

It is often said nowadays that the present century thirsts for authenticity.
Especially in regard to young people, it is said that
they have a horror of the artificial or false
and that they are searching above all for truth and honesty.

These “signs of the times” should find us vigilant.
Either tacitly or aloud — but always forcefully — we are being asked:
Do you really believe what you are proclaiming?
Do you live what you believe?
Do you really preach what you live?
The witness of life has become more than ever an essential condition
for real effectiveness in preaching.
Precisely because of this we are, to a certain extent,
responsible for the progress of the Gospel that we proclaim.

—POPE ST. PAUL VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, n. 76

 

TODAY, there is so much mud-slinging toward the hierarchy regarding the state of the Church. To be certain, they bear a great responsibility and accountability for their flocks, and many of us are frustrated with their overwhelming silence, if not cooperation, in the face of this godless global revolution under the banner of the “Great Reset”. But this is not the first time in salvation history that the flock has been all but abandoned — this time, to the wolves of “progressiveness” and “political correctness”. It’s precisely in such times, however, that God looks to the laity, to raise up within them saints who become like shining stars in the darkest nights. When people want to flog the clergy these days, I reply, “Well, God is looking to you and me. So let’s get with it!”Continue reading

Defending Jesus Christ

Peter’s Denial by Michael D. O’Brien

 

Years ago at the height of his preaching ministry and before leaving the public eye, Fr. John Corapi came to a conference I was attending. In his deep throaty voice, he took to the stage, looked out upon the intent crowd with a grimace and exclaimed: “I’m angry. I’m angry at you. I’m angry at me.” He then went on to explain in his usual boldness that his righteous anger was due to a Church sitting on its hands in the face of a world in need of the Gospel.

With that, I am republishing this article from October 31st, 2019. I have updated it with a section called “Globalism Spark”.

Continue reading

Jesus is Coming!

 

First published December 6th, 2019.

 

I WANT to say it as clear and loud and boldly as I possibly can: Jesus is coming! Did you think that Pope John Paul II was just being poetic when he said:Continue reading

Creation’s “I love you”

 

 

“WHERE is God? Why is He so silent? Where is He?” Nearly every person, at some point in their lives, utters these words. We do most often in suffering, sickness, loneliness, intense trials, and probably most frequently, in dryness in our spiritual lives. Yet, we really have to answer those questions with an honest rhetorical question: “Where can God go?” He is ever-present, always there, always with and among us — even if the sense of His presence is intangible. In some ways, God is simply and almost always in disguise.Continue reading

The Dark Night


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

 

YOU know her for her roses and the simplicity of her spirituality. But fewer know her for the utter darkness she walked in before her death. Suffering from tuberculosis, St. Thérèse de Lisieux admitted that, if she didn’t have faith, she would have committed suicide. She said to her bedside nurse:

I am surprised that there aren’t more suicides among atheists. —as reported by Sister Marie of the Trinity; CatholicHousehold.com

Continue reading

The Tragic Irony

(AP Photo, Gregorio Borgia/Photo, The Canadian Press)

 

SEVERAL Catholic churches were burned to the ground and dozens more vandalized in Canada last year as allegations surfaced that “mass graves” were discovered at former residential schools there. These were institutions, established by the Canadian government and run in part with the assistance of the Church, to “assimilate” indigenous peoples into Western society. The allegations of mass graves, as it turns out, have never been proven and further evidence suggests that they are patently false.[1]cf. nationalpost.com; What is not untrue is that many individuals were separated from their families, forced to abandon their native tongue, and in some cases, abused by those running the schools. And thus, Francis has flown to Canada this week to issue an apology to the indigenous people who were wronged by members of the Church.Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 cf. nationalpost.com;

On Luisa and her Writings…

 

First published January 7th, 2020:

 

IT’S time to address some of the emails and messages questioning the orthodoxy of the writings of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Some of you have said that your priests have gone so far as to declare her a heretic. It’s perhaps necessary, then, to restore your confidence in Luisa’s writings which, I assure you, are approved by the Church.

Continue reading

The Little Stone

 

SOMETIMES the sense of my insignificance is overwhelming. I see how expansive the universe is and how planet Earth is but a grain of sand amidst it all. Moreover, on this cosmic speck, I am but one of nearly 8 billion people. And soon, like the billions before me, I will be buried in the ground and all but forgotten, save perhaps for those who are closest to me. It is a humbling reality. And in the face of this truth, I sometimes struggle with the idea that God could possibly concern Himself with me in the intense, personal, and profound way that both modern evangelicalism and the writings of the Saints suggest. And yet, if we enter into this personal relationship with Jesus, as I and many of you have, it is true: the love we can experience at times is intense, real, and literally “out of this world” — to the point that an authentic relationship with God is truly The Greatest Revolution

Still, I feel my littleness no more intensely at times than when I read the writings of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta and the profound invitation to live in the Divine Will… Continue reading

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

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 cf. The Silent Answer
2 Luke 19:40

The Greatest Revolution

 

THE world is ready for a great revolution. After thousands of years of so-called progress, we are no less barbaric than Cain. We think we are advanced, but many are clueless how to plant a garden. We claim to be civilized, yet we are more divided and in peril of mass self-destruction than any previous generation. It is no little thing that Our Lady has said through several prophets that “You are living in a time worse than the time of the Flood,” but she adds, “…and the moment has come for your return.”[1]June 18th, 2020, “Worse than the Flood” But return to what? To religion? To “traditional Masses”? To pre-Vatican II…?Continue reading

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 June 18th, 2020, “Worse than the Flood”