The Hour of Civil Disobedience

 

Hear, O kings, and understand;
learn, you magistrates of the earth’s expanse!
Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude
and lord it over throngs of peoples!
Because authority was given you by the Lord
and sovereignty by the Most High,
who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels.
Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom,
you judged not rightly,

and did not keep the law,
nor walk according to the will of God,
Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you,
because judgment is stern for the exalted–
For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercy… 
(Today’s First Reading)

 

IN several countries around the world, Remembrance Day or Veterans’ Day, on or near November 11th, marks a somber day of reflection and gratitude for the sacrifice of millions of soldiers who gave their lives fighting for freedom. But this year, the ceremonies will ring hollow for those who have watched their freedoms evaporate in front of them.Continue reading

There is Only One Barque

 

…as the Church’s one and only indivisible magisterium,
the pope and the bishops in union with him,
carry
 the gravest responsibility that no ambiguous sign
or unclear teaching comes from them,
confusing the faithful or lulling them
into a false sense of security. 
—Cardinal Gerhard Müller,

former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
First ThingsApril 20th, 2018

It is not a question of being ‘pro-’ Pope Francis or ‘contra-’ Pope Francis.
It is a question of defending the Catholic faith,
and that means defending the Office of Peter
to which the Pope has succeeded. 
—Cardinal Raymond Burke, The Catholic World Report,
January 22, 2018

 

BEFORE he passed away, almost a year ago to the day at the very start of the pandemic, the great preacher Rev. John Hampsch, C.M.F. (c. 1925-2020) wrote me a letter of encouragement. In it, he included an urgent message for all my readers:Continue reading

The Purge

 

THE past week has been the most extraordinary in all my years as both an observer and former member of the media. The level of censorship, manipulation, deception, outright lies and careful construction of a “narrative” has been breathtaking. It’s also alarming because a great many people don’t see it for what it is, have bought in to it, and hence, are cooperating with it, even unwittingly. This is all too familiar… Continue reading

Unmasking the Facts

 

Mark Mallett is a former award-winning journalist with CTV News Edmonton (CFRN TV) and resides in Canada. The following article is regularly updated to reflect new science.


 

THERE perhaps is no issue more contentious than the mandatory mask laws spreading across the world. Aside from sharp disagreements on their effectiveness, the issue is dividing not only the general public but churches. Some priests have forbidden parishioners to enter the sanctuary without masks while others have even called the police on their flock.[1]October 27th, 2020; lifesitenews.com Some regions have required that face coverings be enforced in one’s own home [2]lifesitenews.com while some countries have mandated that individuals wear masks while driving alone in your car.[3]Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, looptt.com Dr. Anthony Fauci, heading up the U.S. COVID-19 response, goes even further saying that, aside from a facial mask, “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it”[4]abcnews.go.com or even wear two.[5]webmd.com, January 26th, 2021 And Democrat Joe Biden stated, “masks save lives — period,”[6]usnews.com and that when he becomes President, his first action will be to force mask-wearing across the board claiming, “These masks make a gigantic difference.”[7]brietbart.com And that he did. Some Brazilian scientists alleged that actually refusing to wear a facial covering is a sign of a “serious personality disorder.”[8]the-sun.com And Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, flatly stated that mask-wearing and social distancing will be with us for “several years”[9]cnet.com as did a Spanish virologist.[10]marketwatch.comContinue reading

Footnotes

The Great Liberation

 

MANY feel that Pope Francis’ announcement declaring a “Jubilee of Mercy” from Dec. 8th, 2015 to Nov. 20th, 2016 bore greater significance than may first have appeared. The reason being is that it is one of numerous signs converging all at once. That hit home for me also as I reflected on the Jubilee and a prophetic word I received at the end of 2008… [1]cf. The Year of the Unfolding

First published March 24th, 2015.

Footnotes

The Tiger in the Cage

 

The following meditation is based on today’s second Mass reading of the first day of Advent 2016. In order to be an effective player in the Counter-Revolution, we must first have a real revolution of the heart… 

 

I am like a tiger in a cage.

Through Baptism, Jesus has thrown open the door of my prison and set me free… and yet, I find myself pacing back and forth in the same rut of sin. The door is open, but I do not run headlong into the Wilderness of Freedom… the plains of joy, the mountains of wisdom, the waters of refreshment… I can see them in the distance, and yet I remain a prisoner of my own accord. Why? Why don’t I run? Why am I hesitating? Why do I stay in this shallow rut of sin, of dirt, bones, and waste, pacing back and forth, back and forth?

Why?

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For Freedom

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for October 13th, 2014

Liturgical texts here

 

 

ONE of the reasons I felt the Lord wanted me to write the “Now Word” on the Mass readings at this time, was precisely because there is a now word in the readings that is speaking directly to what is happening in the Church and the world. The readings of the Mass are arranged in three year cycles, and so are different each year. Personally, I think it is a “sign of the times” how this year’s readings are lining up with our times…. Just saying.

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Dynasty, Not Democracy – Part I

 

THERE is confusion, even among Catholics, as to the nature of the Church Christ established. Some feel the Church needs to be reformed, to allow a more democratic approach to her doctrines and to deciding how to deal with present day moral issues.

However, they fail to see that Jesus did not establish a democracy, but a dynasty.

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