Sudden Destruction

Long have I observed the signs of the times, ever mindful that immediately before the Chastisements arrive, we would need to see the Scriptural prophecy in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 fulfilled. Only this week have I felt the fulfillment might truly be at hand, for it appears we may this very moment be seeing precisely that:

When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape. 

I will not here comment on the news of election fraud or the possibility that Trump could still win, for regardless of what transpires there, my present purpose is only to draw a simple conclusion from the fact that we are indeed seeing the world rejoice right now to a superlative degree. Or, rather, we are seeing about half of the population rejoice, and almost all of the nefarious elite throughout the globe in ecstasy because that one who (though no saint) largely stood in the way of their agenda seems to be on his way out. Lest anyone doubt that this is what we are observing, consider just a few snippets from the news of recent days: 

Compare this perverse worldwide party to the prevailing mood of the entire year 2020 up to this point, and you have a contrast so stark that it is difficult to imagine a more precise fulfillment of 1 Thessalonians 5:3 quoted above.

This contrast is not lost on the very ones now rejoicing. A recent headline on “Slate” put it this way:

Thus they juxtapose the “doomscrolling” (i.e. the jaded perusal of an endless stream of bad news that dominated 2020) with the “gleefreshing” they are now doing: repeatedly checking — by merely refreshing the page — the news to wallow in their giddiness at Trump apparently being defeated. The politicians on the left are no less giddy. Nancy Pelosi has proclaimed “the dawning of a new day of hope for America.” Hillary Clinton said “It’s a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.”

Amidst all this celebration, America and along with it almost the entire world continues unabated the greatest genocide in history through abortion. As I pointed out in my webcast with Mark Mallett in August (beginning at the 31 minute mark), and which Fr. Heilman noted last month, legal abortion began exactly 100 years ago in the USSR. (I should note, however, that in my research I found conflicted sources: some said it was October 1920, others November 1920; perhaps we are actually mere days away from the exact 100 year anniversary). And we can rest assured that God will not tolerate much more than a century of legal abortion — the gravest institutionalized evil in history — before commencing a historically unprecedented Divine Intervention.

Combine this already stark prophetic fulfillment with today’s release of the news [of course, we all long knew that “great news” relevant to Covid would be released immediately after the election] that the forthcoming Covid vaccine is allegedly “90% effective,” with major voices now saying that there is “light at the end of the tunnel” and that “by the spring we’ll be back to normal,” and you have right now a more resounding cry of “peace and security” than one can ever remember hearing coming forth from the mainstream.

The metrics themselves that measure this mood tell the same story. The stock market means very little in and of itself — it stands so many degrees removed from reality, being as it is a mere measure of a measure of a measure, as to be almost comical — but one thing it is useful for is gauging what the super rich elites think about reality, for it measures the degree to which they are confident that the diabolical status quo will continue on, endlessly inflating without effort or genuine value added their already immense riches. I have long felt that the Chastisements will hit immediately after the Dow Jones Industrial Average attains the long sought after 30,000 mark. As I write this post, it is almost there. Perhaps you will even be able to hold your breath and watch the collapse unfold before you after it reaches that mark.

Now, I hope I’m wrong.

I’d be the first to rejoice at any genuinely good news, and I sure don’t want Fr. Michel to be right about the purification beginning this Fall — I’d much rather we receive yet another extension of the Time of Mercy, as there is so much more I’d like to do to proclaim His Mercy before these Great Events arrive. But what I want does not matter. God’s Will — whether in accord with His wanted Will or His permissive Will — is what matters. And while it’s still very possible that Fr. Michel is wrong and while I’ll continue to hope and pray that he is wrong (I definitely am not cheering on the Chastisements, that is for sure!), it’s looking increasingly like he’s not wrong. But to demonstrate this, let me not bore you any longer with my own analysis; let me, instead, turn to what the prophecies are now saying:

Hold to the true Magisterium of the Church of Our King and Lord Jesus Christ; do not go astray—evil is wearing sheep’s clothing in order to confuse you...

People of God, pray: the events will not delay, the mystery of iniquity will appear in the absence of the Katechon (cf. II Thess 2,3-4).” — St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria. November 4, 2020

This message from Luz de Maria comes a mere few days after Archbishop Vigano’s famous letter to President Trump, in which he refers to the latter as this very Katechon who holds back the Antichrist: “In Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul speaks to us of “the one who opposes” the [Antichrist, the] manifestation of the mystery of iniquity, the kathèkon (2 Thess 2:6-7). In the religious sphere, this obstacle to evil is the Church, and in particular the papacy; in the political sphere, it is those who impede the establishment of the New World Order.

Let me reiterate that Trump is obviously no saint. For whatever reason, however, the powers that be — with their malicious plans laying the Infrastructure of the Antichrist — could neither predict nor control Trump. Therefore his presidency managed to be the present time’s Katechon — the primary secular dimension of the force that “restrained” their dark agenda which had hitherto seen only success after success. With Trump out of the way, and a more “cooperative” politician in place as the (nominally, at least) most powerful individual in the world, it is unlikely that their plans will be delayed any further.

[Side note: Be careful. Archbishop Vigano is a mixed bag. For example, he goes too far in what he says about Pope Francis and he goes too far in opposing Vatican II itself (instead of rightly opposing the false spirit of Vatican II that has caused so much damage the last several decades). Stick with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal Mueller, Archbishop Chaput, Bishop Schneider, Bishop Strickland, and other shepherds like them — none of whom agree with Vigano when it comes to these delicate issues. But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater, either: Vigano clearly has some downright prophetic truths to share, and it appears this was one of them.]

So already we see two fulfillments that must occur before the Chastisements hit: the world proclaiming “peace and security,” and the removal of the Katechon that restrains the power of the Antichrist from assuming worldwide control.

But there is another Scriptural prophecy that must be fulfilled upon the initiation of the Chastisements — what Mark Mallett and I discussed in our last webcast: Judgment beginning with the household of God.

“For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” – 1 Peter 4:17

This also happened to be the topic of my last post (“Rome Will be Destroyed”). After writing it, I had been hopeful — but not optimistic — that a retraction would be quickly issued wherein Pope Francis would apologize for and correct his error (that is, his error of endorsing homosexual civil unions — in blatant contradiction to clear Magisterial teaching, which remains binding on all Catholics):

Instead, more than a week after the scandal, the Vatican issued a “clarification” (a rather strange thing to call it, since what is already clear cannot be clarified) which contained no retraction or correction. That “clarification” came only a few days after the following message:

…My daughter, many are wondering what else will happen, and they do not realize that everything will collapse: they have no longer respected the first commandment, they have not believed in the power of prayer and love, and they are confused and lost. … Shortly I will intervene; the great Thunder is about to arrive. … The sacraments will no longer be given and everything will change; the lies will be well orchestrated and will convince you to sin more and more. … do not be blind: only with the prayer coming out of your hearts will you be able to see the deception. …Pray for the Church, where the apostasy is to become official” – Our Lord to Gisella Cardia. October 27th, 2020

It also comes two and a half years the following prophecy of Our Lady to Pedro Regis, which was given on the Feast of St. Peter in 2018:

Dear children, love and defend the truth. You are the Lord’s, and He expects much from you. Bend your knees in prayer for the Church of My Jesus. The evil action of wicked men will bring great spiritual harm to My poor children. The realization of the Second Plan will be more painful. Stay with Jesus. He loves you and waits for you with Open Arms. Defend the Gospel of My Jesus without fear. Tell everyone that in God there is no half-truth. Remain faithful to the true Magisterium of the Church of My Jesus.” -Our Lady to Pedro Regis. June 29, 2018

As I was discussing this prophecy with some confidants when it was published, I wrote the following. I am including it as a direct screenshot from my inbox (with the only edit being personal emails redacted) so that you know I am not making this up:

Direct screenshot from my inbox in 2018

The “shadow Magisterium” I mentioned in that email is the heresy taught by many Catholics, many priests, many Bishops, many conferences of Bishops — heresy permitted to run wild by Pope Francis; who himself occasionally even lends it direct help with errors like the one presently being considered. Thus, the popularity of the shadow Maigsterium serves, in the permissive Will of God, to enable the Great Sifting that we are now experiencing: the wheat (the remnant Faithful) staying with the true Magisterium; the chaff welcoming the shadow Magisterium.

Contrary to the so-called “rad trads” who accuse the “Vatican II Church” of heresy, this shadow Magisterium is not found within the actual text of any actual Magisterial documents (we can rest assured of the orthodoxy of these), but it’s nevertheless what undiscerning souls throughout the world are following — supposing that in so following, they may even be in line with Christ and His Church — as they tread the path to perdition in ever increasing numbers.

At this point I can only stand by this speculation above which I offered in 2018.

That message to Pedro Regis, quoted above, also was given the same week (June 26, 2018) the following message was given by Our Lady of Zaro to Angela:

“My children, I am here again today to ask for prayer for my beloved Church. … the Church runs grave dangers; the prince of this world is about to carry out the last of his most ignoble gestures – he wants to distance God’s people from truth and faith and wants to meddle with minds in order to usurp them and take them away.” At this point I had a vision. I saw the crown of Our Lady rolling down the steps and with it Pope Francis was also falling, as if pushed from behind. The steps were filled with blood and everything became dark. Outside on the dome there were large black birds beating against the windows of St. Peter’s. Then Mother started speaking again. “Dearly beloved children, his plan is about to be realized, but do not fear. Pray with the rosary in your hands and kneel before the tabernacle, there Jesus my son is alive and true, it is there that Jesus gives the graces for which you have sighed, it is there that Jesus awaits you….”Our Lady of Zaro

We must face the fact that the Great Apostasy that we have always known would come will indeed happen with Pope Francis at the helm of the Church. But, my usual word of caution: do not succumb to schismatic attitudes regarding our holy father, Pope Francis. He is our Pope. His actual Magisterium remains trustworthy (not to mention, binding!) I am still convinced he is a good man who is not out to deliberately undermine the Faith; it seems, rather, that he has let emotion get the best of him and has publicly voiced a folly which will, in turn, cause the destruction of many souls — a result which is certainly not his intention.

But we all know already that Popes can be wrong (and often are wrong) when they voice their own personal opinions non-Magisterially. The fact that “doctrine has not changed” in such cases does not mean that error has somehow magically been absolved of its soul-destroying qualities. We cannot just glibly assert, “Don’t worry! Doctrine hasn’t changed, marriage is still only between one man and one woman, as Pope Francis himself even says, so all is well!” Such dismissals of the present crisis are non-sequiturs. For this isn’t about the fact that we’re still safe and sound, cozy within our invincible Doctrine. We already know that Doctrine will never change. This is about the fact that a public statement from the highest moral authority on earth is gravely erroneous and soul-destroying. If that isn’t a crisis of eschatological proportions, then nothing is.

Indeed, Judgment has now begun with the household of God.

Will you, dear member of the household with God, side with the true Magisterium, which teaches unambiguously “all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions,” or will you side with the shadow Magisterium that says such unions should be endorsed? In truth, we should attenuate our complaints about “confusion.” There really isn’t any. The Bible is completely clear on this matter and on all the related matters that are bound up in the present strife between the Shadow and the True. The Catechism is completely clear on these matters. The difficulty lies not in knowing what is the right thing to do. The difficulty lies in willing it; in choosing it even when it makes you an outcast within the circles you hold most dear.

But, as usual, my aim is not presenting commentary, but rather providing exhortation to the Faithful to fulfill their calling to rise up and be the great saints prophesied for this age. Whether or not any of my eschatological speculations regarding present matters now in the news prove true is not particularly important — I offer all such speculation only because I think they are helpful in encouraging the Faithful to be more zealous in doing what they ought to be doing anyway. So let us return our attention to the same Scriptural passage with which this post began; or, rather, the very next verses:

“But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

So let us not sleep; let us rather be Sons of Light. Be Sons of Light by remaining in a state of grace, loving and forgiving all, believing everything that the Church teaches, going to confession, praying the Rosary, going to Mass and receiving the Eucharist as often as possible — every day if you can, praying and evangelizing like never before, striving to Live in the Divine Will and working to zealously proclaim the Kingdom.

Do these things and you needn’t have even the slightest fear about what is coming upon the world. Be completely and utterly at peace. Even more: be filled with such joy that you are so blessed to be alive right now, during the most exciting time in history, wherein God is preparing to fulfill the promise He made 2,000 years ago: that His Kingdom would come and His Will would be done on earth as It is in Heaven!

You, dear Sons and Daughters of Light, have indeed been chosen to help hasten the Coming of Christ’s Kingdom. So remember to be Sons of Light by opposing the Devil’s plans actively. Being a member of the Church Militant is not a matter of being on the defensive against the devil; it is about being on the offensive against him; destroying his works by God’s grace.

In May of this year, I wrote about how everything we are witnessing regarding the world’s response to Coronavirus is a point-by-point Devil’s Dress Rehearsal and laying out of the Infrastructure of the Antichrist. I just discovered that a renowned exorcist made exactly the same point in September. Therefore, while the devil is laying his diabolical infrastructure, let us lay an infinitely more powerful one: The Infrastructure of Christ’s Kingdom. Thankfully, this holy infrastructure is not only much stronger, but also much easier to lay down. Something so simple as a little holy card with the Divine Mercy image can do the trick and can snatch a soul out of the clutches of the devil.

To this end, we’ve finally finished mailing out the first round of requests of Evangelization Cards. Special thanks to my wife, Regina, who did almost all of the work involved in this. (Okay, she had TONS of help from the 6, 4, 2, and 0 year olds :-) ). Here is a shot of them hard at work getting ready a small fraction of the overall amount of card shipments we’ve sent out so far (I believe we’ve so far mailed out about 30,000-40,000 cards in the last 2 months — thanks again to C for her generosity in making this possible!)

Unfortunately I didn’t calculate the required postage correctly for all of them, and a number of packages were returned and I’m sure others still got lost in the mail, so feel free to place another request if, after this week, you still haven’t received your batch (or if you’ve already gone through them and need more!). We’re just about ready to start sending out more cards, so if you’d like a batch of these cards, feel free to fill out this form to place a request, and we’ll fulfill as many requests as we can. Here, again, is what the cards look like, front and back (they are the size of business cards):

I was deeply moved by the testimonies that so many of you included with your request. Know that you have inspired me greatly! Soon I hope to go through them and post some excerpts (anonymously) here, to likewise inspire others to proclaim Christ’s infinite Mercy.

Remember that the closer we come to the close of the Time of Mercy, the more superabundantly God will bless our efforts to proclaim His Name. So get to work! Let Our Lady be your Queen and Commander in this most noble conquest, and God will work marvels through you — marvels that will change the course of history.

“She will act as Queen amid Her children on earth; She will place at their disposal Her seas of graces, of sanctity, of power; She will put to flight all the enemies. She will raise Her children on Her lap, She will hide them within Her light, covering them with Her love, nourishing them with Her own hands, with the food of the Divine Will. What will this Mother and Queen not do in the midst of this Kingdom – Her children and Her people? She will give unheard-of graces, surprises never before seen, miracles that will shake Heaven and earth. We will give Her all the free field, that She may form for Us the Kingdom of Our Will upon earth. She will be the guide, the true model, and It will also be the Kingdom of the Celestial Sovereign Queen. Therefore, you too, pray together with Her, and in due time you will obtain the intent.”

-Jesus to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. July 14, 1935