This is Not a Test

 

ON the verge of a global pandemic? A massive locust plague and food crisis in the Horn of Africa and Pakistan? A global economy on the precipice of collapse? Plummeting insect numbers threatening the ‘collapse of nature’? Nations on the verge of another terrible war? Socialist parties rising in once democratic countries? Totalitarian laws continuing to crush freedom of speech and religion? The Church, reeling from scandal and encroaching heresies, on the verge of schism?Continue reading

The Death of Woman

 

When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself,
then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately
man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God,
as the image of God at the core of his being.
…when God is denied, human dignity also disappears.
—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Christmas Address to the Roman Curia
December 21st, 20112; vatican.va

 

IN the classic fairytale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, two con men come to town and offer to weave new clothing for the emperor—but with special properties: the clothes become invisible to those who are either incompetent or stupid. The emperor hires the men, but of course, they had made no clothing at all as they pretend to dress him. However, no one, including the emperor, wants to admit that they see nothing and, therefore, be seen as stupid. So everyone gushes at the fine clothing they cannot see whilst the emperor struts down the streets completely naked. Finally, a little child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!” Still, the deluded emperor ignores the child and continues his absurd procession.Continue reading

What a Beautiful Name it is

Photo by Edward Cisneros

 

I WOKE this morning with a beautiful dream and a song in my heart—the power of it still flowing through my soul like a river of life. I was singing the name of Jesus, leading a congregation in the song What a Beautiful Name. You can listen to this live version of it below as you continue to read:
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When Communism Returns

 

Communism, then, is coming back again on the Western world,
because something died in the Western world—namely, 
the strong faith of men in the God that made them.
—Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, “Communism in America”, cf. youtube.com

 

WHEN Our Lady allegedly spoke with the seers in Garabandal, Spain in the 1960’s, she left a specific marker as to when major events would begin to unravel in the world:Continue reading

True Sonship

 

WHAT does it mean that Jesus desires to restore to mankind the “Gift of Living in the Divine Will”? Among other things, it is the restoration of true sonship. Let me explain…Continue reading

The Sea of Disquiet

 

WHY does the world remain in pain? Because it is the human, not Divine Will, that continues to govern mankind’s affairs. On a personal level, when we assert our human will over the Divine, the heart loses its equilibrium and plunges into disorder and unrest—even in the smallest assertion over God’s will (for just one flat note can make an otherwise perfectly tuned symphony sound disagreeable). The Divine Will is the anchor of the human heart, but when untethered, the soul is carried away upon the currents of sadness into a sea of disquiet.Continue reading

Why the World Remains in Pain

 

…BECAUSE we have not listened. We have not heeded a consistent warning from Heaven that the world is creating a future without God.

To my surprise, I sensed the Lord ask me to set aside writing on the Divine Will this morning because it is necessary to rebuke the cynicism, hard-heartedness and unwarranted skepticism of believers. People have no idea what awaits this world that is like a house of cards on fire; many are simply Sleeping as the House BurnsThe Lord sees into the hearts of my readers better than I. This is His apostolate; He knows what must be said. And so, the words of John the Baptist from today’s Gospel are my own:

…[he] rejoices greatly at the Bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made complete. He must increase; I must decrease. (John 3:30)

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On Luisa and her Writings…

 

BEFORE I continue writing on the “Gift of Living in the Divine Will,” 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.

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The Hour of the Sword

 

THE Great Storm I spoke of in Spiraling Toward the Eye has three essential components according to the Early Church Fathers, Scripture, and confirmed in credible prophetic revelations. The first part of the Storm is essentially man-made: humanity reaping what it has sown (cf. Seven Seals of Revolution). Then comes the Eye of the Storm followed by the last half of the Storm which will culminate in God Himself directly intervening through a Judgment of the Living.
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