Sunday, June 03, 2012
Pray and prepare for the Man of Lawlessness
Our Lady told Father Stefano Gobbi on December 31, 1996, "Make reparation for the sins of this poor humanity, which finds itself completely under the power of my Adversary. See how it has rejected God! It has built a pagan civilization, founded on the unbridled quest for pleasures and material well-being. The Law of the Lord is being completely subverted, and even the gravest moral disorders are being legitimized. Pride has seduced minds; impurity has corrupted hearts; the darkness of sin and evil has obscured souls...
Make reparation for the infidelities of so many sons of the Church. The lack of faith is spreading among its very shepherds, and the flock is being stricken by the impetuous wind of apostasy. Errors are being spread, taught and followed; the sects are multiplying everywhere. Who will still remain firm in the faith in Jesus and his Church?
Make reparation for my poor sinful children. I ask of you that which I asked of the three children to whom I appeared at Fatima. Do you wish to offer your life in a spirit of prayer and reparation for the salvation of all the sinners, especially those who have most need of divine mercy?
So form, with me, a great network of love and salvation, spread out over the whole world. This then is the Ark of the New Covenant, the safe and awaited refuge, into which must enter those far away, the atheists, the sinners, the poor, the sick, the despairing, so that they may all enjoy the light, the peace and the joy which only the Immaculate Heart of your heavenly Mother can give you..."
I was reflecting upon these words as today as I pondered statistics published in this week's "Catholic Free Press," official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts:
Percentage of Catholics who believe it is morally acceptable to use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy: 83 percent.
Percentage of Catholics who believe same-sex "marriage" is acceptable: 53 percent.
Percentage of Catholics who believe that abortion is acceptable: 35 percent. (p. 4).
These statistics are the result of a Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll.
Of course, those who embrace abortion, contraception or same-sex "marriage" are no longer Catholic. So the wording of this poll is entirely dishonest. But it does reveal the extent of the apostasy we find ourselves in.
The Vatican is in disarray. And this at a time when the Magisterium is increasingly being challenged. Our time is the time described by Father Charles Arminjon in his classic treatise entitled, "The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life": "Apostasies will be numerous, and courage will become rare....the leaders of peoples will be seen to bend the knee before the reigning idol, and, what is still more lamentable, among the dispensers of science, the luminaries of theology, and the golden tongues of sacred eloquence, a large number will abandon the truth and let themselves be carried along with the current of depravity....The just will be dishonored and despised; they will be called fools and disturbers of the peace..."(pp. 48-49).
Just yesterday alone, I received numerous hateful comments. Two at this Blog and half a dozen on Facebook. One anonymous individual assured me that the Diocese of Worcester will never permit me to discern a vocation because I "complain too much" about "gay marriage" and homosexuality - meaning that I defend the Church's Magisterial teaching regarding homosexuality and will not "go along" with the 53 percent of "Catholics" who believe that same-sex "marriage" is acceptable.
One individual on Facebook accused me of immorality and intolerance because of my opposition to same-sex "marriage." These attacks are now multiplying and increasing in intensity. I have received threats of physical violence as well as death threats.
Many are now succumbing to doctrines of demons. The Restrainer has been removed. Many hearts, no longer on fire for the Lord Jesus, have grown cold. The Man of Lawlessness will soon reveal himself. And all those who who are "destined to ruin because they have not opened their hearts to the truth in order to be saved" will be led by a perverse spirit "which leads them to give credence to falsehood."
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart is our sure refuge in these days of growing darkness. Remain united to the Holy Father and his Magisterium. Consecrate yourself daily to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Purchase (if you haven't already) blessed candles made from pure beeswax. Pray the Rosary every day.