A blessed Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to you and a happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers!
I apologize for the quietness here (and on Youtube and Twitter) lately. It certainly isn’t for lack of inspiration; rather, I have been working on a major project–of great spiritual and prophetic import–for the last couple years now, but in the last few months, I’ve been trying to dedicate as much free time as possible to its completion, as I now feel a great urgency to get it out. Once I do finish it, I’ll again be more active here on my blog, on my YouTube Channel, at CTTK, and elsewhere (if God works a miracle, maybe I’ll even be able to start getting back to months of accumulated emails!). I also have many pending podcasts and shows I’ve had to put on hold while I finish this project, but once I am able to resume appearances, I’ll post notices about them on my twitter acct: Twitter.com/DSDOConnor.
I’m now close enough to finishing this big project that I’m ready to announce what the project is, but first, I should share a few thoughts on events that have transpired of late:
I’ve been on EWTN with my good friend Fr. Chris Alar on his Living Divine Mercy Show a couple times last month; the recordings are posted here and here. I hope you enjoy!
A recording of my talks at the 15th annual Spiritual Warfare Conference in Menlo Park, CA (near San Francisco), this past March 25th, can be found here. Archbishop Cordileone also came and delivered remarks in between my talks, which are also included in this video.
I haven’t had any time to research the many accusations being made against Gisella Cardia – and I don’t expect to have time to do so any time soon. I am, however, under the impression that some of them are bogus, others pertain to past sins of Gisella (before the apparitions) that do not affect the likelihood of the veracity of the apparitions themselves, and some others may well be legitimate concerns. However, the usual suspects in both secular and Catholic media are, as always, quick to promote any juicy gossip pertaining to any alleged seer, with no regard whatsoever to justice and truth or to presenting both sides, and that has certainly happened here. Despite knowing little about the particulars of this situation, I do know enough to have much more confidence in Peter Bannister’s take on such matters than I do in any of the “journalists and academics” now clamoring to attack Gisella. Please read his articles on Countdown to the Kingdom if you want a fair take on these events regarding Gisella. In any case, an official Church commission investigating the apparitions is underway, and as always, I encourage all to obey whatever decrees The Church (not the self-appointed and self-important commentators/journalists/youtubers/theologians now issuing their own pseudo-decrees) winds up promulgating. Ultimately, remember, as I’ve always said: Gisella was/is an alleged seer, in the “worthy of discernment” category, not the “certainly or confidently authentic” category, so however this whole drama ultimately plays out, it has no impact on the Prophetic Consensus of Heaven’s Messages for the Faithful today–which is the same basic message I’ve been proclaiming on this blog for 15 years now, long before I heard of Gisella. Heed that message– that is what matters–and that message is simple: The present Era is quickly coming to a close, by way of imminent global Apostasy, Persecution, and Chastisements, to be followed by the Glorious Era of Peace, and we have an active role in these events. Therefore, Pray, pray, pray. Pray the Rosary every day. Frequent the Eucharist and Confession. Become a saint. Evangelize like never before. Cling to the True Magisterium and resist anything that contradicts it. Trust in the Divine Mercy. Proclaim the Divine Mercy. Live in the Divine Will. Proclaim the Divine Will. Beyond those basics, everything the living seers could tell you is good… but basically icing on the cake.
Moscow and The Warning
Just when more of the faithful who had been spiritually alert during Covid (or during the opening months of the Russia/Ukraine war) start becoming drowsy and drifting back to sleep–back, perhaps, into sinful habits, or worldly ways, or fixation upon vanities–God gives us another reminder that we are very much “still in it.” Yes, we are still in those times immediately preceding the long-prophesied Great Events, which will burst forth any moment, and we must not pretend otherwise. Today–the Feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, that great apparition wherein a major harbinger of the end of the present Era was manifested— the top global news story, even in secular outlets, is that President Zelensky is meeting with Pope Francis in Rome. This is a great clarion call to prepare for the Warning, as it indicates an ever increasing likeliness that the Pope will indeed travel to Moscow; that itself being the clearest harbinger that the Warning is about to happen (I’ve written and spoken about this extensively elsewhere, so I won’t bore you by repeating here).
Many, however, have been doubting a Papal trip to Moscow simply because they did not believe that Francis could manage to make himself a significant player at all in any Zelensky/Putin negotiations. Well, today’s event just disputed that thesis. And regardless of how likely or unlikely the Pope’s initiatives are to have any major effect on the present war, there are no longer any grounds to doubt the possibility that the Pope could go to Moscow. Of course, he still might not. My point is merely that no grounds exist any longer to supposedly rule it out. If the ball that is now in motion keeps rolling, Francis will soon set foot in Moscow.
So do not grow weary, brethren, of heeding the Signs of the Times and following your call to be watchmen of the close of the present Era and the dawn of an impending new one. Instead,
“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants! But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would have been awake and would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 21:35-40)
He’s going to come knocking. Very soon. So keep those lamps burning bright.
Now, on to the project.
When I first wrote strongly and publicly against the alien deception – over two years ago – it quickly became clear to me that this was an issue that was going to require a lot more attention. Merely answering the questions posed to me and addressing the content sent to me in the month or so after that article’s publication would have itself required a book length piece of work, and far more has come my way since then. And although I did write some more posts and made some videos about the issue, I did so knowing that all those treatments were very partial, and were only stopgaps for the more complete treatment that was needed on the matter.
Well, that complete treatment is now just about finished. My next book, coming out this Spring or Summer:
Only Man Bears His Image
The Biblical, Catholic, and Scientific Case Against Aliens, UFO Deceptions, Sentient AI, and Other Demons & Psyops in Sci-Fi Disguise
COMING SPRING/SUMMER 2023
I don’t have a publication date set in stone yet, and the Cover and Subtitle are both subject to change. But as most of the book is already done, the gist will certainly remain the same: it will present a thorough refutation of extraterrestrial incarnate intelligent life from the perspective of Christianity, Catholicism, Philosophy, and Scientific logic. It will also present a rigorous fruits-based-discernment process of the overall alien/UFO phenomena in the modern world (which will clearly reveal its undeniably dark nature), and, finally, will issue a prophetic warning of what these Deceptions may well forebode, apocalyptically speaking, for the Church and the world in the times ahead. And while aliens will be the focus of the book’s content, there will also be a major space dedicated to addressing the ever growing AI Deception, as well as some other lies starting to become popular under the same “non human intelligence” banner.
As this Diabolical UFO/Alien Deception is now reaching a fever pitch and promises to soon grow louder still, even with more and more big voices in the Church continuing to sign on to its agenda, I believe this will be an extremely important book. Please pray for me as I put the finishing touches on it.
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(Preface to this post: There is absolutely no such thing as “Artificial Intelligence.” That very phraseis a Deception; there is only software, which is nothing but non-rational calculations. ChatGPT is simply a steerable plagiarism-generation machine; a convenient tool in the hands of the elite to deceive the masses. I will not spend much time demonstrating these facts in the present post, as the video above is dedicated to explaining them. But this is a necessary fundamental understanding for what I will discuss below, so I recommend watching the video.)
In the Medjugorje message given on February 25th, 2023, Our Lady warned:
“Satan wants to seduce you”
This past Sunday at Mass, we read of the devil’s first ever seduction, which initiated the Fall of Man itself, and was prefaced with those most infamous of words:
Few will need to be reminded (much less convinced) that the intervening two years have witnessed an explosion of these very deceptions. Take a look at just the news from the last two weeks:
Today, however, people are doing something even more ridiculous than dialoguing with a snake possessed by the devil, though equally dangerous. They are dialoguing with inanimate hunks of silicone, plastic, and metal: that is, with “AI”; especially with “ChatGPT,” and are increasingly deluding themselves into believing that this pseudo-dialogue is being held with a being capable of dispensing its own wisdom; thus they are opening themselves up to two deceptions: 1) The global elite’s massive brainwashing scheme; wherein these men simply program “AI” to give answers in line with their own nefarious agenda, and, soon, 2) The demons themselves using “AI” to directly instruct the masses.
This particular “AI Chatbot” has, practically overnight, become an unprecedented global sensation. Many analysts have pointed out that its use has been adopted exponentially more quickly than any other technology in history; including when compared to those trends renowned for their sudden, extreme dominance. These analysts are correct:
Some sort of critical mass appears to now have been reached; some “point of no return” crossed. Despite differences in the details of the diagnoses they offer, wise commentators are unanimous in warning that this is a dark and foreboding threshold that has been passed. And while many—rightly!—are expressing deep concerns about what problems “AI” itself could truly bring about, few are seeing the bigger (deeper and darker, that is) picture relevant to “AI.”
What is this deeper and darker deception, lying in wait within the explosion of “AI”? What is this apocalyptic evil lurking about just beneath the surface of the exponential increase in the use of these programs and the absurd level of buzzing and drunken excitement they are generating across the world?
Let us return to Genesis.
The first temptation foisted upon mankind was the Satanic desire for knowledge based on the lie that this knowledge would make him like unto God Himself.
But the serpent said to the woman:
“You certainly will not die!
No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it
your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods
who know what is good and what is evil.” (Genesis 3:6-8)
Generally speaking, the essence of seduction is threefold:
It is (at first) subtle; seeking not immediately to outright insist upon a complete capitulation to its ultimate aim, but rather it begins by striving to inflame a strong emotional pull in the general direction of the evil thing
It is based upon false promises
The evil it attracts one towards consists in some act of disloyalty
The serpent did not immediately say to Eve “you must disobey God’s one and only command to you; you must rebel against His authority.” Instead, he began by sowing doubt, initiating the dialogue, and then sneaking in the suggestion of an ulterior motive as explaining the existence of God’s commandments along with an invitation to acquire forbidden knowledge.
The rest is history.
Or is it?
Eschatology—the study of last things—mirrors Protology—the study of origins. Two dimensions of this similarity are found here: Satan’s final assault on the world will be through “the most cunning”, just as his initial assault was through the serpent, and it will be directed towards alluring us into a supposed new source of hitherto hidden knowledge, just as his initial false promise pertained to the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
On the first point,consider the fact that, to initiate the Fall, Satan could have possessed any animal on earth and used it to speak to Eve. But—in a strategically shrewd move—he chose the one creature which, though irrational, was naturally endowed with the most “cunning.”
Genesis does not in vain teach us that the serpent was the most cunning (or, the “subtlest”) of all the animals. The devil chose only this animal to possess and use as his instrument to seduce Eve into eating the fruit because it was the very one that would have seemed “most likely” to be capable of rational communication by its own volition; it was the one that would have seemed “most likely” to be capable of giving the type of suggestions a simple and faithful consideration of the situation would have revealed to be categorically beyond the capacity of its particular nature.
If “grace builds upon nature”, and indeed it does, we can analogously say that diabolical initiatives do the same; perhaps, for example, by taking an accurate observation about creation (or technology) and twisting it into something blasphemous or heretical; or even by taking a valid concern and pushing it too far wherein entertaining it entails succumbing to fears that contradict God’s promises and thus, blasphemously, impugn His goodness.
It will be the same in the coming times. The devil will not possess a snake as he did in the beginning. He will, rather, possess “the most cunning” works of men who walk the face of the earth. That is— the works of our scientists, our elite, our inventors, and our tech-gurus. (And, yes, his influence over the Church will be aided and abetted by many of our Vatican-educated theologians.) More on this below.
On the second point, you need only open up the next article you stumble upon, dedicated to discussing “AI,” to see exactly what I mean. What can only be described as a fanatical giddiness is possessing the human race across the globe right now. Commentators across all ideological spectrums are expressing their wonder and awe at the quantum leaps they not only wish—but affirmatively expect—to soon see “AI” deliver to the world.
Just like Eve believed the Satanic lie that eating the forbidden fruit would bless her with Godlike knowledge, so too modern men have succumbed to the delusion that “AI” is about to unlock for them the secrets of their lives, the secrets of the universe, and everything in-between. They are perversely enraptured—just as the devil wants and needs them to be—in order to ensure they are primed for what he is about to unleash.
In one reading of Revelation 13, we could perhaps say that we are now seeing the opening acts of “life” (the pseudo-rationality of “AI”) being “breathed into” (programmed into) the “Image of the Beast” (the Antichrist’s digital system of domination), with almost everyone prepared to willingly “worship” (submit to) this “speaking image”; that is, this “Artificial Intelligence”, possessed by Satan, masquerading as a sentient computer, which will punish with death (achievable throught the Mark of the Beast) all who refuse acquiescence.
It was then permitted to breathe life into the beast’s image, so that the beast’s image could speak and could have anyone who did not worship it put to death. (Revelation 13:15)
Above, we saw several articles displaying the openings of this coming delusion. Let us consider in more detail another article:
This twisted article, which manages to promote three diabolical deceptions in its title alone, is not from some fringe outlet; it is from as mainstream a publication as they come (Popular Mechanics).It triumphantly and Satanically pronounces:“the AI revolution is upon us as super-advanced machines continue to master the subtle art of being human…[with ChatGPT] boundaries between man and machine are beginning to fade.”
“Theory of Mind,” like countless similar notions in pop-sci, pop-psych, pop-philosophy, etc., is a complicated amalgamation of sophistry designed to cover up these scientists’ absurd (but foundational) atheistic premises and deceive their readers into thinking that some quantifiable condition exists whereby we can finally conclude that “AI” has achieved those feats which have always rightly been known to be exclusive to human reason. The strategy is a familiar one throughout centuries of subtle mainstream atheism: seek to demote absolute qualitative truths (e.g., the fact that order cannot arise from randomness, the fact that intellect/will are fundamentally non-material faculties which only humans possess) to mere quantitative calculations, and proceed to heap up massive piles of data relevant to the latter in hopes that people will, 1) Forget that data cannot interpret itself, 2) Give up on following the data and, finally, 3) Blindly trust “the experts” who assure us that the data they amass supports their own false ideological conclusions.
People are already calling this the “first stage of singularity.” Here’s what a certain CEO just announced to his over hundred-thousand Twitter followers:
One expects the worldly to gobble up this utter atheistic nonsense. But the real tragedy here is that the Faithful everywhere are succumbing to the same delusions. I want to avoid (for as long as I can, at least) specifically calling out too many names here, but if you don’t believe me then just hop on social media, or peruse the Catholic blogosphere. You’ll see believers—Christians and Catholics—everywhere succumbing to this diabolical deception—supposing that “AI” is now or may soon be sentient, rational, aware, emotional, free-willing, etc.— just like they are succumbing to the alien and UFO nonsense. I will, however, reprove America Magazine—that far left, dissenting publication that still wants those of us who rejected Covid vaccines barred from attending Mass.
The diabolical-to-the-core nature of what is transpiring before our eyes, however, is not only rendered explicit in the words of the commentators. It is also openly admitted by the very engineers employed by the corporations generating these technologies. See, for example, what one OpenAI (the company that made ChatGPT) employee just announced last week:
Here we have an actual technical staff employee of the preeminent “AI” corporation unashamedly insisting that this glorified plagiarism-generation-machine (which, as I showed in this video, is all ChatGPT is) actually consists in a paradigm shift compelling us to reject what we have always known about human nature. If this isn’t a preparation for the Grand Delusion itself, then nothing is.
Here is how someone responded to him:
Indeed, another outgrowth of this same fundamental deception (that beings other than men and angels have reason) is the animal personhood deception. I wrote on this briefly in the August 2022 post linked above as well as my 2021 Resisting the Diabolical Quantum Leap eBook/post. This deception has not yet gained the mainstream traction that the AI and Alien deceptions have (there is admittedly less sci-fi mystique here, which is the primary emotion these Diabolical Deceptions are built upon), but beware, lest you find yourself unprepared if it too makes a sudden explosion onto the mainstream. There is absolutely no non-human animal on the face of the planet (or anywhere in existence!) with reason; there never has been, and there never will be. It doesn’t matter how much you love your kitty cat. It isn’t a person and it never will be. Don’t believe anyone who claims he can unlock your animal’s hidden communications for you. (And if animal communication’s “secrets” were ever revealed, here is all this “revelation” would entail!:)
But let us return to the big picture.
The primary proponents of the present nefarious agendas like the Great Reset are buffoons who, even if they dedicated their lives to trying to inspire and attract the masses, would nevertheless scarcely succeed in rousing a single heart. Therefore, using them directly, to formally initiate the opening acts of the Great Deception itself, is out of the question. Even if they are his minions, the devil must nevertheless instead make use of their works, not their persons, to institute the Grant Delusion.
As the WEF’s founder himself just declared two weeks ago:
This diabolical rousing of hearts is necessary for the pursuit of their agenda. Outright, top-down, entirely forced tyranny is unsustainable. It arouses too much malcontent, and rebellion after a brief period of time is guaranteed. Just look at what happened with the Covid tyranny of the last few years. Too many people, thank God, refused to submit, and ultimately the most ambitious of the Great Reset plans, in relation to Covid, failed (which is why they are now busy preparing The Next Tyranny; which I will write about soon here at DSDOConnor.com. Please subscribe with your email address.) What is far more likely to succeed is a tyranny that claims to be nothing but the official, government/corporate component of the same movement the people already united in desiring. These reigning global elite are deeply aware of their ineptitude here. They are unlike tyrants of ages past who, though similarly evil, nevertheless could (unfortunately) succeed in inspiring the masses. Just look at pre-WWII Germany. Yes, our elites know they couldn’t inspire anyone if their lives depended upon it. Therefore, they have thus far focused their efforts to gain followers on strategies with which they have had more experience and success: paying for friends. Others who are more capable of generating inspiration receive huge sums of money in order to promote the mainstream narrative crafted by the elite.
One of the most laughable of these sellouts was Michael Phelps’ Pfizer commercial.
But this approach will also only succeed to an extent. People can smell sellouts. Even the masses who have little resistance to diabolical agendas being foisted upon them nevertheless have an instinctive dislike for a famous and well-liked person who suddenly promotes an agenda that is discordant with, or at least absent from, his prior stated convictions. The global elite are also deeply aware of this limitation. Therefore, they have been long at work behind the scenes to overcome this final hurdle that has, thus far, prevented the realization of their (explicitly stated!) aims of global domination.
This is to say that they have long been at work grooming us for their “Day of Disclosure”— the day when they would finally announce those very Diabolical Deceptions they have long prepared; those Satanic Delusions which finally would succeed in darkly enrapturing and mystifying the people in a way they themselves never could, and in generating a false and supremely evil pseudo-inspiration in the hearts of the masses. They are doubtless preparing to imminently announce many of the following “quantum leaps in humanity,” each and every one of which is a Satanic Lie:
That “AI” has become sentient and even truly rational, that it exponentially surpasses any “merely human” intelligence, and that now we need only ask it for the answers to the deepest questions we have always had.
That “first contact” has been made with “more evolved” extraterrestrial (or “ultraterrestrial”) beings.
That the “secret of animal language” has finally been unlocked, and we can now learn the hidden knowledge of earth’s millions of species—”wisdom” hitherto inaccessible to humans.
That “time travel” has at long last been mastered, and even if we cannot physically travel through time, we can at least now receive communications from more advanced people from the future.
That a new race of “transhumans” is now among us; their intellects fused with technology, thus giving them abilities we never could have dreamed of… and that, correspondingly, we must heed all of their decisions
That technology now exists which can directly access the mind—reading its contents, and thereby unlocking for you entire realms of knowledge you never knew you had because you have hitherto “only accessed a small fraction of your mind”
Or, finally, that a certain man is ready for his “public ministry.” A man with a solution to the “existential crisis” humanity finds itself in. A man who can “save” us. That is, the Man of Sin himself–the Antichrist– whose public entrance will soon be announced.
Regarding that last point, remember that the devil always apes the things of God. The Antichrist, though human, will be the devil’s greatest minion, therefore we should anticipate that this son of perdition will likewise claim for himself certain qualities that bear superficial resemblance to those of Christ Himself.
Just as Christ revealed Himself as fully man and fully God, so too the Antichrist will perhaps claim he is “a man like us” but also a supremely advanced man; a categorically different one. How exactly he will make this claim, we can only now speculate. But considering the Deceptions now brewing in the world, noted above, we can make some educated guesses at what he might say. Perhaps he will claim a unique fusing of his own mind with “AI”, perhaps he will claim to be a “Transhuman” (there is no such thing), perhaps he will claim to either himself be an extraterrestrial or at least be in special contact with extraterrestrials.
Whatever the claim, do not believe it.
“If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect. ” (Matthew 24:24-25)
Now, I would discourage placing much value on the various announcements (new ones are posted online each day), often from certain circles of Evangelicals, as to the identity of the Antichrist; pinning this or that tech guru, WEF member, political leader, celebrity, etc., as the Lawless One himself.
The Antichrist is indeed most likely alive today. But identifying him before his explicit public entrance is probably futile. It is more likely that he will explode onto the world scene, almost out of nowhere, and will immediately exert such overwhelming influence over the world’s people that there is simply no way any of the various famous men now being proposed as Antichrist-contenders are even close to holding a candle to the electrifying (and demonic in origin) sway of the Man of Sin.
How can we be prepared for what lies ahead?
Well, there is much we must be aware of. I will continue to do my best to help you be prepared; please stay tuned. But for now, let me share one insight.
Modern society can fairly be compared to a man possessed by a demon.
The Faithful, therefore, should approach the evils of the modern world in a similar way to how an exorcist approaches his own patient. And this approach must always be balanced by two equally important recognitions:
First: Understanding how extremely dangerous and powerful the enemy is.
Second: Understanding the limitations on the enemy’s power—understanding that, as the Church’s Baptismal Promises say, his “show is empty”
“Mainstream” members of the Church—definitionally, the vast majority of the Faithful—today almost always neglect the first point. They bury their heads in the sand, stick their fingers in their ears, shout “la la la la!”, pretend all is well, and denounce anyone who says otherwise as a “conspiracy theorist” or an “alarmist.” Hence, this vital understanding of the enemy’s power and plans rightly receives the majority of the effort of writers like myself who are eager to help Christians navigate these apocalyptic times.
But the more “red-pilled” (for lack of a better term) of the Faithful often neglect the secondpoint. While it may at first appear that it is almost “safer” to simply set this point aside, this appearance is entirely false. For although the Devil would prefer to keep as many as possible unaware of, or flippant about, his existence, he has a different strategy for those who acknowledge him and take him seriously. For them, the Devil wants his power to be overestimated, and he likewise wants such people to overestimate the power of his own minions.
An exorcist who begins performing The Rite is only setting himself up for a spectacular failure if he approaches it quivering in existential fear of the devil, thinking that the latter has direct access to his deepest thoughts, can override his free-will, or supposes that the promises of Christ and His Church may actually be in question when one is confronted with such astounding and naked evil.
We, too, must never entertain a single doubt about anything taught by Scripture, Magisterium, Tradition, or even just good Catholic Philosophy and Theology. Faith and Reason. The apocalyptic evil we are now facing has absolutely no effect on any of that, nor will it ever.
I do not wish for a moment to dissuade any from heeding point #1 above when it comes to “AI.”
This technology is indeed extraordinarily dangerous, and it will doubtless be a major tool in the Antichrist’s arsenal. I am particularly concerned about: “AI”’s (that is, software’s) ability to engage in automated surveillance of entire populations, automated censorship, automated penalties (via CBDCs) of those who are deemed guilty of “antisocial” behavior. With extremely advanced speech-to-text algorithms now available, and ubiquitous smart phones and other “smart” devices eavesdropping on almost every conversation, the nefarious powers that be need only (literally) flip a switch in order to leverage this existing technology to transform a free nation, overnight, into a totalitarian state so extreme and all-encompassing that we have never even read about a similar one in a history book. This will doubtless lead to the Mark of the Beast itself, and “AI” will be part and parcel to that apocalyptic Mark’s dissemination.
But do not ever let your valid concerns bout “AI” lead you to, in supreme irony, contribute to the very Diabolical Deception that is ultimately the plan here. Whatever proposition would, if true, entail an existential crisis for the Faith can be categorically ruled out as impossible. This is absolutely the case, as Our Lord has promised:
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” – Matthew 24:35.
He said this because He knew that the temptation would be precisely to suppose that the extreme, new, and superlative evil that the End Times would usher in would mean that what the Faithful could once take for granted can no longer be taken for granted. Such temptations, no less than the temptations of the “blue pilled,” are from Satan. Reject them.
Jesus promised, of these days, “Whosoever endures to the end shall be saved.” (Mt 24:13). He did not say, “Those who endure to the end, by being fortunate enough to not be within reach of a 5G tower that can control their minds and compel them to apostatize, will be saved.” Jesus promised that “the gates of hell would not prevail” against the Church (Mt 16:18). He did not say that “the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church until the 21st century.” Infallible dogma teaches that the Catholic Church has the absolute right to absolve any sin. It does not say that this power is restricted to those fortunate enough to be alive before the possibility of having some gene-therapy forcibly injected into you and causing you to lose your ability to be absolved. The Catholic Church teaches that all humans are 100% human, that they each have an intrinsic and infinite dignity, and that absolutely nothing can take this away from them. It does not teach that such absolute safeguards from Almighty God are reserved for those lucky enough to be alive before the “transhumanist” agenda came onto the scene thus opening up the possibility of a human becoming a “pseudo” human or a “quasi” human (there is no such thing). Church teaching holds that only men and angels are rational. It does not say that this exclusivity might change once software becomes more advanced and marketing strategists decide to call it “AI,” or once we finally make contact with “aliens” (there are none).
I cannot here list and address every single Deception that is now circulating or will soon circulate. So instead, I conclude with my usual exhortation: read your Bible, read your Catechism, and submit to 100% of the teachings of both. Reject any suggestion that comes your way, to the contrary of any of these teachings, no matter who issues them; whether from an openly Satanic worldly voice, or from a well-meaning but overzealous “red pilled” Catholic commentator, or anywhere in between.
So, I leave you with what Jesus told the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, in a message that is at once extremely consoling and a firm rebuke to those who would stir up in others, or themselves entertain, existential crises that our Faith in Christ precludes. Let absolutely nothing shake your absolute trust in Jesus. Nothing.
“…the soul who is at peace, by wanting to afflict herself, become disturbed or lose trust, would run into the misfortune of one who, though possessing millions upon millions of coins, and even being queen of various kingdoms, keeps fantasizing and lamenting, saying: ‘What shall I live on? How shall I clothe myself? Ah, I am dying of starvation! I am so unhappy! I will be reduced to the meagerest misery and I will end up dying.’ And while she says this, she cries, sighs and spends her days in sadness and squalor, immersed in the greatest melancholy. But this not all; the worst thing about her is that if she sees her treasures, if she walks within her properties, instead of rejoicing, she afflicts herself more, thinking of her nearing end; and if she sees food, she does not want to touch it to sustain herself. And if anyone tries to persuade her by letting her touch her riches with her own hands, showing her that it cannot be that she will be reduced to the meagerest misery, she is not convinced, she remains dazed, and cries even more over her sad lot.
Now, what would people say about her? That she is crazy, that it shows that she has no reason, that she has lost her brain. The reason is clear, it cannot be otherwise. Yet, it can happen that she may run into the misfortune over which she keeps fantasizing. But in what way? By going out of her kingdoms, abandoning all of her riches, and going into foreign lands in the midst of barbarian people, where no one will deign to give her a crumb of bread. Here is how the fantasy has become reality – what used to be false, is now true. But who has been the cause of it? Who should be blamed for a change of state so sad? Her perfidious and obstinate will. Such is precisely the soul who is in possession of Hope: her wanting to become disturbed or discouraged is already the greatest madness.”
– Jesus to Luisa. October 14, 1899. Nihil Obstat, St. Hannibal di Francia. Imprimatur, Archbishop Joseph Leo.
Much appears relatively tranquil as we enter the New Year, but lurking just beneath the surface of this superficial calm is yet another dramatic heating up of the prophetic arena. Indeed—and continuing with the theme of a woman in labor from my last post—Scripture assures us, of the close of this Era, “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. ” —1 Thessalonians 5:3.
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Things are heating up dramatically and extremely quickly in the arena of Prophecy and Signs of the Times. One such place we see extraordinary developments is in the fulfillment of the Garabandal Prophecies. If you need to be introduced to what these prophecies are and why their fulfillment appears imminent, please see this video I made recently with Mark Malllett and Christine Watkins.
Update 1/4/2023: I’ve responded, here, to some questions people sent me about my decision to leave aside Fr. Michel’s prophecies
Much appears relatively tranquil as we enter the New Year, but lurking just beneath the surface of this superficial calm is yet another dramatic heating up of the prophetic arena. Indeed—and continuing with the theme of a woman in labor from my last post—Scripture assures us, of the close of this Era, “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. ” —1 Thessalonians 5:3. Today we will cover:
1) The Warning (So it wasn’t 2022 — What about 2023 or 2024?)
2)Fr. Michel Rodrigue—Time to Leave His Messages Aside
3)The Death of Benedict XVI—a Katechon removed?
1) The Warning
In March of 2022, I wrote a post speculating about when the Warning could be, and I laid out several reasons why 2022 could make sense as the Year of the Warning. However, as I wrote in big, bold, red letters at the very top of that post, I wasnot predicting that the Warning would be in 2022:
And, as I wrote at the bottom of that post:
These final points remain a valid assessment of why we still have not seen the Warning. More important, however, is the fact that each of those reasons (and more) have only grown more potent since I gave them almost a year ago, and testify even more strongly now to the great imminence of the Warning.
Moreover, of the 16 reasons I gave in that post for why the Warning could be in 2022, at least 15 of them are still “in play.” That is, they did not “expire” upon the conclusion of 2022, but rather still support the likelihood that the Warning will be very soon. Here, I’d like to include just a few screenshots from that post that should be especially kept in mind today:
Warning: World War 3
From the post:
There is one thing that everyone, for many decades, has acknowledged is possible (perhaps even likely) and would be none other than the end of the world as we know it.
That one thing is Nuclear War.
Yet it is astounding how quickly men forget. As it has now been 11 months since Russia invaded Ukraine, most people (who are not directly affected by it) have allowed that war to become nothing other than background noise on the news. And this is not just about the worldly absorbed in their worldliness. This is also about many devout Catholics — and even supposedly shining voices among the remnant who comment on private revelation. They have not only let their guard down and drifted into the very drowsiness regarding the Signs of the Times that Jesus condemns in the Gospel; they have even taken this small window of relative societal normalcy as an opportunity to attack those who, like myself, continue to sound the alarm that the present Era is ending; dispensing, as always, of the usual slander that we are “doom and gloomers.”
Boy will they soon feel very silly.
Even if we leave aside all the other Signs of the Times that indicate the Era is coming to a close (The Great Reset Agenda, coming economic collapse and global famine, wars and rumors of wars growing in other areas [e.g. Serbia, North Korea, China/Taiwan, and too many more to list], persecution of the Faithful, “the next Pandemic,” etc.), we are still left with one unmistakable harbinger of the end of this age: World War 3.
For indeed, the likelihood of the Ukraine/Russia war generating an apocalyptic, era-ending global war has only steadily grown by the day—with America and the collective West helping to increase that likelihood by discouraging diplomacy and instead fomenting the continuation of the war. I am writing these words on January 2, 2023: just as news is spreading of Russia suffering its greatest loss of life yet in the war—at the hands of U.S.-supplied rockets, and within territory Russia claims as its own. The blast apparently happened precisely at midnight on New Year’s; clearly a deliberate attempt by Ukraine to give the bombing as much symbolic weight as possible.
Will future historians thus mark the moment 2023 began as the beginning of World War 3? Time will tell.
For our part, let us pray, pray, and pray still more to avert this war. I will yet again repeat my incessant refrain: although Chastisements must come, the details of their scope, severity, and duration, are not set in stone. Much can still be mitigated. As nuclear war would be a particularly terrible chastisement, let us continually implore the Divine Mercy that it may be avoided. Do not ever become a fatalist regarding the trials of the coming times. For the Era of Peace is coming—that is a fact. And even though Chastisements generally speaking must and will happen, there is no specific Chastisement that is absolutely necessary for the Era’s arrival; therefore we should always, without hesitation, pray for mitigation.
Nevertheless, do not forget the prophecies about Russia, noted in my 2022 post:
So as much as we must pray to avert a worsening of this situation, we should also remain aware of the fact that every bit it heats up does increase the likelihood that the Warning is very close.
The Date of “The Miracle”
“The Miracle” prophesied at Garabandal is a certain extraordinary sign that will be given within one year after the Warning. If, therefore, the date of the Miracle can be known, the Warning will (if this prophecy is true) occur in the 365 days preceding that moment. As I wrote in the post:
Some Garabandal experts insist that the Warning must be in an even year; apparently Mary Loli stated this in an interview. I do not know if this is accurate or not. But 2024 is certainly sensible for the Warning– particularly because the “Synod on Synodality” (likely the single biggest harbinger of the Warning) has had its final events postponed until 2024. More on the Synod below.
If the “even year” qualification is inaccurate, then this year–2023–would also make sense for the Warning. Looking at the situation in Ukraine alone; it does not seem likely that either side will compromise or surrender (with infinite money/arms from the U.S., why would Zelensky do so? And with what [admittedly little] I know about Putin, I doubt he would do so). Yet the status-quo is unsustainable. With the devastation we are seeing, it appears more likely that Putin will eventually get desperate and use nuclear weapons. When that happens, hello World War 3, goodbye life as we knew it, and welcome to the days immediately prior to the Warning.
I hope no one tries to massage this prophecy into something that somehow looks fulfilled. It wasn’t fulfilled; it failed. At least one of Fr. Michel’s prophecies is now objectively false. Therefore, we have little ground for now regarding any of his prophecies as accurate; knowing that at least one isn’t. Therefore, I think it is time to leave his prophecies aside.
Admittedly, I still haven’t watched Fr. Michel’s videos. (Other than the one prophecy I posted on this blog, which he had directly emailed me, just about everything I know about his messages is from the word of others who have watched him and told me about him.) I never felt prompted to delve too deeply into Fr. Michel’s messages. But enough people have told me of his prophecy (that Francis would be martyred and Benedict would try to convene a conclave, only to himself then be martyred) that I’m sure it’s an accurate description of what he said, and I therefore have no plans to go and, for the first time, spend hours watching his videos just to verify that.
So do I regret having occasionally “platformed” Fr. Michel’s messages? (a couple posts on this blog over the last few years were about him [I have now removed them], and a video or two I did with Mark Mallett were about him; or at least drew from him.)
I always made it clear—with such repetition that it likely annoyed my regular readers—that I was not convinced of his authenticity, and merely felt that his messages were worth sharing for discernment’s sake. Forgive me for again quoting past posts, but I’m going to copy below just a few of the things I wrote about that very point in the past within various posts:
Indeed, I wrote an article once defending him against certain erroneous attacks. But I only did so to refute the attacks. Attacks, I hasten to add, which were replete with accusations that are just as flawed today as they were when they were written. I will gladly defend any man—and certainly any priest—against unjust attacks; regardless of whether or not he happens to be a seer dispensing of accurate prophecies! And as I noted at the top of that article even back then, Fr. Michel may “wind up being proven false,” and the particular details of his prophecies can “only be considered as ‘wait and see.'”:
But, most importantly, Fr. Michel’s message was not ultimately about the prophecies. What I’m told he always emphasized most was the spiritual aspect—Repentance, Rosary, Confession, and Consecration to the Holy Family. That emphasis did, in fact, bear tremendous good fruit across the world. That is what people are and will be left with, even as they (hopefully) leave aside his prophecies.
What, pray tell, is regrettable about any of that?
Are you, dear reader, one whose life was benefited by Fr. Michel’s preaching? (I have, for years, been inundated with correspondence from people who returned to the Faith, repented of their sins, became devout, started praying the Rosary, finally got back to Confession, etc., thanks to Fr. Michel)
Then do not let those fruits be discarded merely because his prophecies have failed! Keep up the good work! Fr. Michel was and is a good and holy priest. The mere fact that (as I’ll explain below), he apparently struggled to discern the difference between his own meditations and God’s voice does not at all detract from the value of his spiritual exhortations.
Of similar importance is what I noted on Twitter above: the general prophetic picture—what I often call the “prophetic consensus”—is entirely unaffected. That is, the reality and imminence of the Chastisements, the Warning, the Antichrist, Protection of the Remnant, the 3 Days of Darkness, the Era of Peace. Fr. Michel was just one of countless voices asserting it. His voice being removed from that chorus has no effect on it.
I am just one among millions of Catholics who were thoroughly convinced of that general picture long before Fr. Michel ever came to be known, and I remain just as convinced of it now that his prophecies should be discarded. I hope and pray you do, as well.
I should note, however, that, in this realm, I reserve *absolute certainty* for the conviction that, indeed, global Chastisements of various sorts are imminent (the Time of Mercy is closing, therefore the Divine Mercy must be proclaimed with more zeal than ever), but that Christ will Triumph over these Chastisements, and they will be followed the Era of Peace (that is, the Reign of the Divine Will, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Eucharistic Reign, the Fulfillment of the Our Father, the Universal Coming of Christ in Grace, among other titles) before the End of Time; when alone, at the end of the world, Christ will come physically to command the General Resurrection and Final Judgment, and eternity will universally commence for each and all.
This is why the essence of my mission has long been (and always will remain), not proclaiming this or that particular prophecy, but rather proclaiming the Divine Mercy and the Divine Will. I am absolutely certain of the validity and dire urgency of these messages. I encourage you to likewise allow certainty in the validity of these two superlative missions to enter into your mind and heart, and to proceed in their undertaking accordingly.
Returning to the question of Fr. Michel, I confess that in one sense, I’m frankly relieved by this development. Some of the precise details his prophecies gave (particularly with respect to timing; i.e., the reprieve after the Warning for exactly X # of weeks, time of refuges for X # of years, etc.) at times felt a bit stifling, and risked distracting us from the infinitely more important point, which is that—while the basics remain certain & unchangeable (e.g., there will indeed be imminent Global Chastisements, and the Era of Peace will indeed follow after them)—the details of what transpires can and will still be drastically altered by our response here and now.
I repeat: Even though Fr. Michel is a “Failed Prophet,” this does not mean he is or was a “False Prophet.” False Prophets — wolves in sheep’s clothing — are those who (even if their prophecies do come to pass!) contradict the Faith. Fr. Michel–an orthodox minded theologian, an exorcist, a founder and superior of a licit religious order, and, to this day, a holy priest in good standing–of course did no such thing. It is much more likely that he simply confused his own pious meditations for the voice of the Holy Spirit. This mistake, I hasten to add, is surprisingly more common than some might realize, even among very holy souls. The human intellect and imagination are astoundingly powerful things. This is why, with those private revelations of extreme importance, God always arranges circumstances such that the seer has extraordinary ecclesial oversight and excruciatingly rigorous spiritual direction: in order to completely rule out the possibility of confusing one’s own meditations with God’s voice. In the greatest private revelations–namely, those of Jesus to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta–we see a scenario wherein the seer had more scrutiny from the her Church-appointed directors, confessors; from theologians and Bishops, etc., than ever has been seen before in Church History. The odds of her revelations being simply her own meditations are precisely zero percent.
Generally I advise avoiding placing too much conviction in the authenticity of a seer’s messages unless he or she is very transparent with the spiritual direction received: publiclygiving the nameof his/her priestspiritual director(s).; with this director himself willingly giving a public testimony to his belief that it is an authentically supernatural phenomenon. If a seer merely claims he or she is under priestly spiritual direction but gives insufficient detail to publicly identify the director himself, then I’ll gladly discern such a seer (it isn’t necessarily a deal breaker), but I’ll generally refrain from placing greatconviction in that seer’s authenticity. Taking on trust that which is necessary to discern whether a seer is trustworthy is logically fallacious. And I do believe it is important for the director to be a priest — who also hears the seer’s confessions (i.e., this cannot be done remotely). Priests are not guaranteed any special grace for discerning matters from afar (I know plenty of priests who promote bogus “seers” and condemn authentic seers; whereas many Church commissions on private revelations include lay experts), but priests — and priests alone — do have a special grace for spiritual direction; particularly that type which is needed in the case of an alleged seer. Multiple alleged seers have asked me to direct them, but I have always refused and advised them to find a Catholic priest, because I know I am not up to that task. I can analyze messages to assess Catholic orthodoxy, logical coherence, etc., and I can apply the Church’s norms for discernment (in proportion to what information is available to me), but I cannot personally spiritually direct a seer.
In conclusion, Fr. Michel now joins the ranks of various other alleged seers I have kept an eye on and even quoted over the last decade and a half and who, despite what I remain convinced were good intentions, have had prophecies fail; e.g., Charlie Johnston, the “Locutions to the World” seer, and a couple others who now escape my memory. I leave their prophecies aside, but I do not regard them as “false prophets.” (There is, however, one “seer” I kept an eye on (back in 2011), and who had prophecies fail then, and who I do think is a fraud (perhaps even a “false prophet”); namely, “Maria Divine Mercy,” who wrote the “Book of Truth.”) Indeed, Fr. Michel was not the first alleged seer to have prophecies fail and he won’t be the last:
“Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail” —1 Corinthians 13:8.
Failed prophecies are part of the deal in the Age of the Church (though not in the inerrant public prophecy of Scripture). Don’t let them scare you away from prophecy in general. Prophecy is a charism of the Holy Spirit, and:
“Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, §800
Accepting these Charisms isn’t optional; the whole Church must do so. Never throw out the baby with the bathwater. Keep discerning.
I, for one, am not going anywhere. I’ll continue to be right here discerning with you. I’m sure some other seers of the countless I’ve quoted will also turn out to be failed prophets. Even then, the prophetic consensus will not be put in question. And even more importantly, the essence of the mission–Proclaiming the Divine Mercy and the Divine Will — remains absolutely certain and more solid than bedrock. Let this mission be your anchor, and you will never be discouraged.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Death—A Katechon Removed?
I first want to give thanks for the extraordinary gift that Pope Benedict XVI is and was to the Church and the world. Before, during, and after his Papacy, he was a shining light of truth and love. I quoted him repeatedly in Thy Will Be Done because of the astounding teachings he gave, over many years, on the Divine Will; I encourage you to heed those teachings well.
Although he was retired upon his death and doing little of note externally speaking, Benedict passing to his eternal reward on New Year’s Eve was still a great loss for the Church. Let me explain why I believe that is so.
Some seers have indicated that Benedict was himself a “Katechon” of sorts. (That is, a “restrainer” holding back the public entrance of the “lawless one,” the Antichrist–cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7.)
I do not doubt that. (Especially now that I am leaving aside Fr. Michel’s prophecy which said that St. Joseph/Year of St. Joseph was the Katechon; though that still might have some truth to it — as I’ve said, there can be multiple valid understandings of “Katechon”)
The Antichrist will above all seek to exalt himself in God’s Church–the Catholic Church — and he must and will do so by first bringing the Great Apostasy to its summit with a deluge of blasphemy, heresy, and all manner of evils in the Vatican; enabled by those clergy in Rome already within Satan’s grasp (quite a large number of them).
But put yourself, for a brief moment, in the shoes of one of these evil men plotting out the introduction of a whole new onslaught of evil–far beyond even what we have recently seen — at the Holy See. Such a man, perhaps wearing a red hat, would doubtless think to himself:
“How shall I introduce this slight change to the Mass rubrics that will invalidate the Consecration? How shall I draft this new canonical decree that homosexual marriages are good and valid and can be blessed? I think I can sneak this by Francis just fine; even if he knows about it, he may turn a blind eye to it. But I know that Benedict, even though he isn’t the reigning Pope anymore, is kept abreast of these matters. He still wields too much power. Once he catches wind of this, he could still appeal to his status as Pope “Emeritus”, denounce this in the strongest of terms, and no one would dare oppose him. I must, instead, wait patiently until he dies, while perfecting my nefarious plan in the shadows.”
And do you know where it appears most likely that these nefarious plans–doubtless, at this point, perfected–will be brought to fruition?
In the Synod of Synodality.
Which is ongoing now and poised to reach its completion in 2024… without the Katechon of Benedict XVI around to at least prevent complete devastation of the Faith through its final sessions.
I do not know if these minions of Satan will launch their plans immediately, now that Benedict is dead, or if they will wait until the 2024 culmination of the Synod. What is certain, however, is that they are at work, and we must be on guard. I plan to write more about the Synod soon; stay tuned.
There is also something deeply symbolic–profoundly prophetic– about Benedict dying on New Year’s Eve. It is as if God was exhorting us, with the passing of Benedict and the simultaneous passing of the Year of Our Lord 2022, to say goodbye to the Era we have lived in for so long now.
As I’ve previously noted, I still recall a conversation I had 12 years ago, when I was a seminarian, with another seminarian (who is now a very holy priest). He, like myself, was very prophetically minded, and he relayed a sense that both John Paul II and Benedict XVI had to die before the real Apocalyptic Events started. To him, these two great men symbolized St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph. (Both of whom themselves had to die before Jesus could undergo His own passion and Resurrection. And recall that Pope Benedict’s Baptismal name is Joseph.)
It does feel very much like we, the Church on earth, have lost our John and our Joseph. But this much is certain: we have not lost, and never will lose, our Christ. For He has promised, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20) He is absolutely in charge of everything, and the time will very soon arrive in which His Will shall Triumph, and “every knee will bow; every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2). Therefore, “Whatever comes through that gate”—the gate that is the upcoming months and years and the Trials that they will inevitably bring—remember that you are Christians. You must—you will—stand your ground: