Till the End of Time: Catholic First, Catholic Always.

I’d like to expound upon an essential point covered many times in The Crown of Sanctity and The Crown of History and which I really emphasized during a talk I gave at the Conference in Texas. But first, a few Forenotes:

  • I’ve posted the talks I gave last month at the Divine Will International Unity Conference in Arlington, Texas here
    • The Crown of Sanctity is 562 pages. With The Crown of History I tried to squeeze that into 108 pages. With these talks, I try to squeeze that into 45 minute packages. (In the upcoming months, I hope to continue this process)
  • As I mentioned in those talks, I just created a new website: www.SunOfMyWill.com, in order to draw attention to the Vatican’s recently published amazing biography of Luisa. It’s a downright tragedy that this hasn’t received more attention! If you’d like to tell a priest or a bishop about the Divine Will (or any Catholic at all whom you know to be extremely careful and cautious with such matters), then I highly recommend that you send this person to that website. 
  • A French and a Spanish translation of The Crown of History are in the works; I will let you know when they become available! 
  • I’ve posted a page (dsdoconnor.com/speaking) pertaining to speaking engagement requests; please take a look at that page if we have discussed the possibility of me coming to speak or if you might be interested in that.
  • I will tirelessly reiterate that prophetic timelines are not set in stone at this point, and so much still depends upon our response. I will also tirelessly reiterate that we ought not be distracted by spending too much time wondering exactly what is coming and when. But I would be remiss to not share with my readers that there seems to be a large amount of trustworthy, Catholic prophetic anticipation regarding the upcoming few months. Remember that the speculation I offered last year regarding the long-awaited events potentially coming in 2022 was just that: a mere speculation — not even a prediction, much less any sort of personal prophecy or firm conviction. These events could easily come before 2022 (or well after!).
    • Please repent, go to confession, love all and forgive all, pray the Rosary, trust in the Divine Mercy and proclaim the Divine Mercy, ask God for the Gift of His Will and proclaim His Kingdom. Do not put these things off any longer. 

Now, on to the post



I was recently contacted by a reader who has not read my books but wanted to know how Luisa’s revelations square with Catholicism. Although the answer to that question pervades both of my books, I suppose I should make it clear here, on a post, as well! (And I should also note that I certainly take no offense at one not wishing to read my books. Quite the contrary, I eagerly look forward to the day when my books will simply collect dust: that is, the day when each person throughout the world has already devoured the knowledges of the Divine Will directly from Luisa’s revelations, at which point my own unworthy introductions to the same will be unnecessary. For as I always say and truly mean: my mission is merely to invite people into the Divine Will and give very basic introductions to It.)

Therefore, I will do so in this post — immediately below these words, as a huge pasted image, so that no one can miss it:

Because — as Scripture admonishes, as has always been the teaching of the Church, and as has always been the insistence of the Saints — our aim above all aims is to become holy; to attain sanctity. Our goal is not merely to be saved (that is just the beginning of the adventure of Christianity), our goal is not merely to do good things (that is simple activism), our goal is not merely to be rid of sin (that should occur in the preliminary stages of our pursuit of holiness), and no, our goal is not even the Sacraments themselves (necessary and holy as they are — they are means to the end of sanctity, not sanctity itself — consider that they will not exist in Heaven and that there are plenty of people now in Hell who, while on earth, had received the Sacraments); our goal, rather, is to fulfill as much as possible the central petition of the only prayer that Jesus Himself taught us to pray. Our goal is to do the will of God here on earth just as it is done in Heaven above

I focus so heavily on this idea of the Gift of Living in the Divine Will as the Crown because, first of all, that is Jesus’ own teaching in His words to Luisa; but also because it emphasizes the very thing we must be most careful about regarding Jesus’ revelation to Luisa: Like any good crown, it fits perfectly and beautifully upon the head on which it is placed. That is, it fits perfectly and beautifully with Scripture, Magisterium, and Sacred Tradition.

And, even more so: The Gift of Living in the Divine Will is the very thing Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium have always been leading us towards; step by step, and it leaves none of these things — which are its very foundations — behind, much less does it contradict them. In fact, it impels us to value all these things even more! 

I did my lowly best to trace out this dynamic in clarity in my books, so within this post I will not repeat all of that (see pages 115-193 in the Crown of Sanctity or pages 64-91 in the Crown of History for it), instead I will reiterate what this entails:

It entails no contradictions whatsoever with what we already have and believe as Catholics:

  • No dispensation from the Sacraments.
  • No dispensation from the Hierarchy.
  • No dispensation from the moral law.
  • No new dispensation at all.
  • No new public revelation.
  • No changing of doctrines.
  • No “evolution of dogmas.”
  • Period

As I said in my talk, 99% of Luisa’s followers already fully recognize this dynamic: they are completely orthodox and devout Catholics who would never dream of entertaining a heresy, even if they (wrongly) thought that Luisa’s writings taught one.

But, sadly, the remaining 1% seem to neglect this absolutely essential nature of Luisa’s revelations — and they do so at the risk of great damage to their souls and great damage to those they influence. For Luisa’s revelations are private revelations with no right to correct, surpass, or complete public revelation.

Now, nowhere do Luisa’s writings make any attempt to do any of those things; so, in a sense, this entire point I here make is superfluous. For the problem is not within the writings themselves; the problem is that, if a Catholic who does not fully understand Church Teaching and what Jesus is telling Luisa (that is, every Catholic alive; for we all have a very imperfect grasp of the enormous depth of our Holy Faith) approaches Luisa’s writings thinking them to be a new public revelation, he may in turn fail to correctly resolve any apparent contradictions between Luisa’s writings and Church teaching (as with any mysticism, one is likely to encounter situations in Luisa’s writings that appear to him to be examples of such contradictions, even though there are, in fact, no actual contradictions — as indeed the authority of the Church has repeatedly affirmed — see The Crown of Sanctity pages 72-75).

For one who realizes that there will be no new public revelation, the resolution is simple: when one’s mind presents an apparent (because there are no actual) contradiction between Church teaching and Luisa’s revelations, he must always favor Church Teaching.

The 1% attempts to wiggle out of this fact by claiming that the Catechism’s teaching, in §66, “no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,” does not apply here precisely because Jesus’ revelations to Luisa are the “glorious manifestation” there referenced.

But by that logic, any private revelation in the history of the Church (considering how gloriously each and every one of them manifests Our Lord Jesus Christ) could have simply claimed to be an aspect of Christ’s manifestation in glory, and thus the distinction between Public and Private revelation would be eliminated. But that distinction is dogma; consequently, anything that seeks to eradicate it is heresy. 

Clearly, this teaching of the Catechism refers to Christ’s final coming at the end of time; not to any of the various comings in grace that the Church has experienced and will experience before then. Not even the greatest coming in grace that will institute His kingdom on earth will change this; for remember — we reject Millenarianism! As I wrote in The Crown of History (and went into much more detail on in The Crown of Sanctity pages 351-455):

I understand the temptation that this 1% experiences: they read those passages in Luisa’s writings that refer to this Gift of Living in the Divine Will (now in a small number of souls; soon over the whole earth in the Glorious Era of Peace) as the “Third Fiat of Sanctification,” (The First being Creation, the Second being Redemption) and they think to themselves (erroneously):

Hmm. Well, just as Christianity basically replaced Judaism, then this Fiat of Sanctification must, at least in some senses, replace Catholicism.Wrong.

Remember: Judaism was not one of the Three Fiats of God. It was a temporary Covenant that God made with Israel in order to prepare for the coming of Christ. It was designed by God to be replaced. It was made to eventually give way to a new dispensation. That is radically unlike what we have with our Faith (Catholicism): we have the new and eternal Covenant. It will never be replaced — neither in its totality nor in any parts of the Deposit of Faith of which it is constituted.

Furthermore, this new and eternal covenant we have is itself one of the Three Fiats of the Almighty!! It is the Fiat of Redemption. And answer me this:

Did the Fiat of Redemption replace the Fiat of Creation?

Of course not!

It took place entirely within the context of the Fiat of Creation.  Christians live in the same world, eat the same food, have the same bodies, etc., as the Jews before them did.

So it is (and will be until the end of time) with the Fiat of Sanctification. It is taking place — and always will take place — entirely within the Fiat of Redemption: and all of the Sacraments, Doctrines, and Hierarchies that necessarily, by Divine Constitution, come with it. We are never dispensed from these things. Even in Heaven, we will still be Catholic (though we will be in the Church Triumphant then, not the Church Militant); although at that point the veils will be completely removed and hence the Sacraments will no longer exist.

Above all, it is Luisa’s revelations that make this dynamic clear and obvious. Jesus even goes so far as to tell Luisa that these two Fiats — Redemption and Sanctification — hold hands and are really just two acts of the same Eternal Decree.

I traced out a portion of this dynamic on page 515 of The Crown of Sanctity:

I’ll conclude this post with a few more relevant points from The Crown of History’s appendices:

 

Today, The Pope Explicitly Taught that The Crown of History is Truly Coming

Yes, he really did. And I’ll get to that in a moment; first, a few forenotes. I finally finished the audiobook for The Crown of History; I’ve posted it for free on YouTube here, and it will soon be available through Audible on the book’s page on Amazon. Also, just a reminder that I’ll be speaking this weekend at the Divine Will International Unity Conference in Arlington, Texas; along with Mark Mallett, Fr. Elijah, and others. I believe there may still be some spots available. Finally, bulk discounted orders of the paperback of the Crown of History can now be ordered directly here.

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Here we stand at penultimate Sunday of Ordinary Time before embarking upon the great season of Advent, in which we await with eager expectation the imminent Coming of Christ.

And, quite fittingly, the Holy Father chose this day to announce, with no ambiguity, that the Kingdom of God will soon come upon earth; that this Kingdom is indeed the Crown of History:

The destruction of the Temple pre-announced by Jesus is the figure not so much of the end [i.e. chronological cessation] of history, as of the end of history [i.e. purpose of history itself]….This is the eloquent sign that the Kingdom of God is coming to us, namely, that the realization of the world as God wills it is approaching. It is He who leads our existence and who knows the ultimate end of things and of events.The Lord calls us to collaborate in the construction of history becoming, together with Him, agents of peace and witnesses of hope in a future of salvation and resurrection. Faith makes us walk with Jesus on the torturous ways of this world, in the certainty that the force of His Spirit will subdue the forces of evil…

—Pope Francis. Angelus Address. November 17, 2019.

This, indeed, is the entire purpose of Jesus’ revelations to Luisa: that, after 6,000 years of arduous preparations, the time is finally ripe to renew the world to be fully in accordance with God’s Will, so that the Will of God may indeed be done on Earth as it is done in Heaven.

The realization of the greatest petition of the greatest prayer in history; the only prayer taught by the Son of God Himself — Thy Will be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven — is no pipe dream. It is the very definition of certain, and 2+2 is more likely to stop being 4 than is history to end without seeing the fulfillment of The Our Father prayer.

Dear brethren in Christ, never forget that, and never doubt it. Instead, dedicate yourself to hastening its arrival.

Thy Kingdom Come!

 

When Royalty Speaks, Idols are Cast Out, and the Long-Prophesied Events Approach

If you are a Catholic and a shiver of joy does not run down your spine when you hear of pagan idols being grabbed out of the sanctuary of a Catholic Church and cast into a river, then you might want check and see if your head is screwed on just right (Or, at least, check if your shoes are on too tight). (Some background from NCRegister for those who do not know what I am talking about:

Of course, the usual suspects immediately took to twitter to express their feigned outrage at this “sin of theft” (stealing is generally wrong, but not an intrinsic evil — as for example, adultery is indeed an intrinsic evil — there are a few times when stealing is called for, and a Pagan Idol in a Catholic Sanctuary is obviously one such time), “desecration” (that which is not sacred in the first place cannot be desecrated), and “disrespect of the indigenous” (the most disrespectful thing you could possibly do to a Pagan is condone his Paganism).

And boy do I feel bad for them if their outrage was more than just a show; I will not bother listing here all the biographies of saints they ought not read, and Scriptural passages they ought to rip from their Bibles, in order to protect their delicate feelings from further harm (many have already provided these lists). But they were also quick to justify their outrage with certain flimsy attempts at arguments which were almost all of the form: “There exist legitimate Catholic symbols in Churches (e.g. the Pelican, the Lamb), some of which even trace their origin to Pagan roots, therefore there is no such thing as an illegitimate symbol that even now truly does amount to Paganism or Idolatry.” 

I will not bother refuting these arguments here (again, plenty others have already done this), for all this sophistry ignores one fact: even if the arguments were valid, they would still be completely irrelevant. 

For, even if the statues were not idols in actuality, they were idols by all appearances — from an ordinary layman’s perspective (which, of course, is what matters in an ordinary layman’s determination of what he must do), the statues sure seemed to be carvings of the Pagan “goddess” Pachamama. This is obvious to anyone who does any basic research into the Andean “goddess” of fertility/earth, called Pachamama. See, for example, the image to the right of one of many pagan Pachamama statues currently existing in South America.

Complaining of their being cast into the Tiber under the premise that they “weren’t actually idols” reminds me of those who call out for a police officer’s blood after he shoots someone who was pointing a BB-gun at him that, by all appearances, seemed to be a real gun. How on earth was the police officer supposed to know it wasn’t real? Can police officers not defend themselves?

Furthermore, these “statues” (idols) loitered around the Synod for over 2 weeks without any solid refutation coming from the Vatican (everything that was said, in fact — that the statues were “symbols of life, fertility, and time” which is exactly what the Pagan goddess is — seemed to lend credit to the conclusion that the statues were indeed of Pachamama), and anyone with an ounce of honesty is, therefore, obliged to assume the appearance is true. 

Another example: suppose one were to put a statue of a goat with a human torso and a pentagram in the middle of a prayer circle and bow down before it in a Catholic Church. By all appearances, such a goat seems to be the main idol in Satanism, Baphomet, and, absent an absolutely solid indication to the contrary, one must assume the appearance is correct. The organizers of the event would completely fail in their attempts to justify themselves if, after some courageous man grabbed the statue and destroyed it, they complained,“hold on. This was just a symbol of how delicious goat cheese is; the pentagram emblazoned upon it was, likewise, to glorify how beautiful Geometry is, and the human torso was to symbolize how much we humans gain from goats!!

But there is the deeper problem. Pachamama isn’t just any idol. Considering how significant this Synod is (many have pointed out this may well be the Synod that was prophesied at Garabandal to immediately precede the Warning), it would be wise to keep a close eye on what transpires during it. For while the Church is indeed indefectible, the devil will nevertheless be busy at work squeezing as much sin and error as possible in to the Church’s various non-Magisterial acts in these days wherein the Great Apostasy approaches its summit (rest assured, however, that any actual teachings on Faith or Morals contained in a formal act of the Magisterium promulgated by the Pope are heresy-free). [note: previous remarks posted here have been removed in accordance with news stories posted 10/25. update will follow]

Anyway, I decided to dig a little deeper.

I’ve got quite a library here for my philosophy and religion research, and decided to look up Pachamama in the massive “Encyclopedia of Religion” (edited by Lindsay Jones). Within it’s over 10,000 pages are the following fascinating insights into Pachamama:

In brief: for Amazonian Pagans, Pachamama worship is essential for bringing back their false secular messiah, Athahuallpa, to institute a false Messianic Age, in which the “conquerors” (i.e. Europeans and Westerners, and the associated genuine Catholicism) are themselves conquered; an age which superficially acknowledges some Christian aspects but really places that all secondary to the Paganism which, apparently, many South American “Catholics” never actually left when they became Catholic. Is this reminding you of anything? If not, let me jog your memory:

Now, I’m not some crazed conspiracy theorist trying to argue that these silly wooden carvings at this synod are actually a demonic plan to enthrone the Antichrist. I’m guessing those who brought them are, like many Catholics today, good people who are simply clueless and do not realize that syncretism is a heresy and a sin, and do not realize what demons they are inviting in by their actions. (It has long been observed that many indigenous South American Catholics have not left their Paganism to become Catholic, but have simply mixed the two together). My point here is only to say that this is a major sign of the times, not merely by accident brought into light publicly — but inspired by God Himself, who I believe called those men to throw the idols into the Tiber — with which God wishes to draw our attention to what is soon coming in a much larger and much more serious way. For discerning Catholics would do well to pay close attention when naked Paganism (pun intended) pierces its way into the very heart of Christendom.

For those enamored with the world and with “dialogue,” (which the casting out of the idols was apparently also a “sin against”) may I kindly remind them that idolatry is incredibly serious. Hopefully we all remember the First Commandment. But let me share here what the Blessed Virgin revealed to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta about the Holy Family’s arrival in Egypt:

And a similar thing was revealed to Venerable Agreda. Jesus — as a mere tiny child — would not so much as tolerate the presence of an Idol in His proximity; rather, with an immense exercise of His Omnipotence, which was in no way dimmed despite His small stature at that time, He literally destroyed these Pagan idols (and this, before Christianity’s existence, back when Paganism was nowhere near as guilty as it is today) and cast them into the abyss.

So we don’t need to rhetorically ask “what would Jesus do?” We know what He did do. He destroyed the idols.

As for dialogue, which we also apparently “sin against” by removing idols from Catholic Sanctuaries, Jesus is equally un-condoning of the modern approach wherein the truth is conveniently pushed aside for the sake of endless petty conversations about pleasantries that save and sanctify no one. Here’s what Jesus told Luisa about that:

Yes, dialogue is important. But truth is more important. And I, for one, will not tolerate being lectured on “dialogue” by the likes of Fr. James Martin and company. He (and those like him), while endlessly harping on dialogue, do almost none of it. They travel around the country and the world attending posh events while giving talks to groups of people that already agree with them and fawn over them. By Fr. Jim’s own open admission, any persecution he may have received in this process has been scarcely more than a small bump in the road with no effect on how very pleasant, easy, and fun his “dialogue adventures” have been.

So why won’t I tolerate hearing lectures from him on the need for dialogue?

Because my job is to dialogue. I teach philosophy and religion at a secular, public, New York college. Every day I have to stand in front of dozens of 20 year old college students, most of whom are coming from the ideological perspective one would expect from that demographic, and discuss with them life’s deepest and most important questions. I know what genuine dialogue is, and I know what phony dialogue is; Fr Jim and company are entirely in the latter category. Genuine dialogue is not endlessly ignoring the very truths that people need to hear to change their lives for the better. Genuine dialogue is not refusing to answer direct questions with the full, naked truth. Genuine dialogue is not employing sophistry so as to evade having to ever say the unpopular truths. And genuine dialogue is certainly not inviting pagan Idols into our Church. 

But, when it is precisely this that happens at the very highest levels of the Church, then it becomes impossible to not realize…

That these are the long-prophesied times. We have arrived. The battle has started, and there is no safety any more. So don’t pretend that there is any, and instead, join the battleon the right side.

As is becoming ever more clear (notwithstanding the increasingly shrill insistence of a few self-proclaimed eschatologists who will apparently never abandon their erroneous view that the Antichrist can only possibly come immediately before the end of time, after an only somewhat nice era of peace, ), we now live on the very cusp of the emergence of the Antichrist. Deluding one’s self into believing that this is not so (or, worse, could not possibly be so) only makes one more likely to succumb to his seduction.

Ponder this: Of all the people alive in the world today, who do you suppose might be uniquely qualified to give a sober and insightful analysis of the nature of the day in which we live, informed by knowledge gained at the very highest levels of society?

What about royalty? What about not just any royalty, but a devout Catholic royalty from one of the most powerful royal families in history?

Enter His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolf of Austria, of the House of Habsburg (sometimes spelled “Hapsburg”) — “one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe,” which “dominated European politics for nearly five centuries.”

Are you, oh skeptic, willing to believe that such a man as he might just not be a mere wild-eyed conspiracy theorist?

Well, Archduke Rudolf just gave a rare interview to the National Catholic Register; published the same day the idols were cast into the Tiber. Here is part of what he said:

“What are the dangers facing us today?”

Today? This is my own feeling. I read a lot. I pray a lot. I discuss a lot. Basically, we must be close to the years of the anti-Christ, because everything is in a horrible state. Look at how the population and the people live: The materialism, which is one of the main dangers, has become the master of most of the souls of the world. This is a terrible thing!

Basically, I have the feeling that the devil is working now, if I can say it, like hell on the world, to destroy the Church.  And, obviously, he is helped by some people in the Church, also, which is very sad. We have to pray a lot and help the priests and the Church to change now and to become really Christian, in a way. And I think this Pope is doing his best to move the whole thing in the right direction, but I would hate to be in his place because it must be so tough.

You read that right. and I’ll include it to the side as a subtitled image so that even the skimmers won’t miss it. He also shared some beautiful advice on raising Catholic children, which I cannot help but share here even though it is not exactly the purpose of this post:

“Please give our readers some examples of how you and your wife bolstered the children in faith.”   

We took them to Mass often, even during the week. We made sure they went to holy confession. …We made pilgrimages with them, for example, to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina and to Częstochowa in Poland….We gave them the right books to read. When they were smaller especially, we took care to introduce them to good books that would elevate their souls and their spirits and keep their consciences straight. In the evening, it was important to review these readings at home. We were also very attentive to how our children were choosing their friends. And we tried to avoid the internet, explaining how it could destroy them. Things like that. This is very big work.

But it is about time I bring this post to a close, so I will wrap it up with a few more things:

  • We also see more people waking up to Fulton Sheen’s insistence that we live in the age of the Antichrist: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/joseph-pronechen/did-fulton-sheen-prophecy-about-these-times .
  • And speaking of the Antichrist and those who prophesy his imminent arrival, I’d like to again recommend Fr. Michel Rodrigue, whom I wrote about in my last post. Since writing that last post, I have watched two videos of his preaching: here and here; and I am now even more confident in his authenticity. A friend of mine reviewed dozens of CDs of Fr. Michel’s talks and shared with me, also, that Fr. Michel has said — with some sadness — that the Father’s next message to him will simply be to announce the arrival of the tribulations.
  • If you are looking for a trustworthy guide through the confusion of the times, look no further than Cardinal Sarah. His latest book, The Day is Now Far Spent, is excellent.
  • Christine Watkins has published a book on the Warning — that glorious, unprecedented event about to occur — which I highly recommend.

Pedro Regis, a seer from South America who has the support of his Bishop, was in Italy this past week. Here are some excerpts from his messages:

And, in case any of that sounds “over the top” or “doom and gloom,” or whatever other pejorative the Modernists would like to hurl at it, I will close this post with the words of our Blessed Lord Himself in Today’s Gospel reading:

 

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The Mission

Live in the Divine Will

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Proclaim the Divine Mercy

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Eucharist, Rosary, Chaplet, Scripture, Fasting, Confession, Works of Mercy

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Pray, pray, pray

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love

May

Jesus, I Trust in You.

Thy Will Be Done.

Be ever on your mind, heart, and lips.

New Book, New Talks, New Prophecies

Today is my 33rd birthday, and I desire that each of you give me a gift…

…namely, that you contribute your part to hastening the Restoration of All Things in Christ—which I intend to experience, God Willing, on this side of the grave.

For it does not matter that today is my birthday, but what does matter is that it is the 116th anniversary of one of history’s greatest Pope’s (Pope St. Pius X’s) Magisterial Proclamation of the Era of Peace — in his very first encyclical, E Supremi, in which he explicitly intended to give the figure of his entire pontificate (the very motto of which — “To Restore All Things in Christ” — he accordingly named this encyclical). It was no accident that he chose to promulgate this prophecy of the Era on October 4th; the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, in whose life we see the beginnings of the Restoration of the Order of Eden. For the Restoration that is Christ’s is no lukewarm restoration — no half-hearted peace treaty — no; it is, rather, exactly what Pope St. John Paul II said the Lord’s Prayer consists in: “This is our great hope and our petition: ‘Your Kingdom come’—a kingdom of peace, justice, and serenity, that will re-establish the original harmony of creation.” — Pope St. John Paul II (General Audience. November 6, 2002)

Yes, God Wills for the entire world what we saw beginning in that humble friar’s life. “E Supremi” literally translates to “from the top” or “from on high.” Indeed, as the Church Universal boldly proclaims out loud every single morning in the Gospel Canticle of the Divine Office, “The Dawn From On High Shall Break Upon Us.” So, if God has placed anything upon your heart in order to contribute to this Glorious Restoration, then do not delay. Do it. Make it happen. No excuses. Whatever it takes.

If, however, you could use some ideas of things to do to hasten the Reign, then here is one: you could promote my new book, The Crown of History, which I published two weeks ago, on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, September 14, 2019. (As this coming Restoration of All Things in Christ is indeed none other than the Triumph of His Holy Cross, I wanted to publish the book on that very feast day.) 

I wrote my last book, The Crown of Sanctity, in hopes of doing my small part to hasten this Glorious Reign. But it quickly became apparent that the book is so massive as to render its promulgation rather difficult! Indeed, I had been receiving much feedback (as soon as I published it) from readers saying they would love to also have access to a smaller version of the same basic points, so that they could more easily distribute it and recommend it to others. So, in response to that steady stream of requests I had been receiving for something similar but smaller, I have been busy at work the last several months trying to compress its most important points into something less than one fifth the size.

My hope with The Crown of History is to reach a much wider audience than I could reach with The Crown of Sanctity, and to invite people to read The Crown of Sanctity by beginning with a much smaller book that is nevertheless striving after the same goal. Consequently, I am indeed charging a (very small) fee for this book; I don’t know how else to reach a larger audience than I already have access to with my blog other than advertising. But I cannot afford to do my own advertising (I am a dirt poor adjunct; for those unacquainted with how Higher Education in America works today, “adjunct” means a professor who teaches more courses than most tenured professors, but is paid half the salary!) So, I will need to make a few bucks selling this initially, then funnel that money into promoting it further. (I also cannot rely on a publisher to promote this, as I am self-publishing it… any publisher would insist I charge two or three times as much, which would greatly limit its distribution, hence my decision to self publish). Furthermore, The Crown of Sanctity is still free (and always will be), so I do not feel like I am hiding any of this direly needed truth behind a paywall, as I’ve already said within that book just about everything that is in the Crown of History. 

Anyway, despite the fact that this book’s author — yours truly — is radically unworthy, I still believe that the contents of this book, if only they are sufficiently spread throughout the world, can indeed help mitigate the Chastisements, save and sanctify souls, and hasten the Era. I have no desire to promote myself here… if I knew of any other resource out there that was this small, this inexpensive, this accessible, this comprehensive, and this up-to-date (e.g. referencing the Vatican’s official biography of Luisa published in 2016), then I would instead simply have dedicated myself to promulgating it. But since I know of no such thing, I figured I simply had to write it… and here it is. So, if you feel so called (and I sure hope you do!!!), here are a few things you could do to help:

  • Post a link to it’s Amazon Page (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XBHG7GZ) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. I have no social media, so I cannot do this myself. I also do not post on forums or blog/news comment boxes, so if you participate in any, I’d be grateful as well if you would promote this on such outlets. Even the National Catholic Register recently agreed to run an advertisement promoting Luisa’s revelations (I do not know who purchased the ad), so let us not be too quick to assume that certain outlets might not be fitting for promoting the Divine Will. 
  • If you are a Catholic-email-forwarder, send it out to your email lists. You could send a link to its Amazon page, this blog post, and/or the book’s own dedicated website: www.CrownOfHistory.com
  • If you would be interested in distributing paperback copies to others, then please get in touch with me (Daniel@DSDOConnor.com) if you would like to place a bulk order (50+ copies); I can do that for you at a cost of less than half the list price on Amazon. Pastors, understandably so, tend to get rather irritated at people leaving materials out at their parishes without permission — so it’s much better to simply give copies to individual people, mail them out, give them to bookstores, bring them to Catholic events, etc. But I’ve carefully ordered the material in this book so that it can be fruitfully given to anyone; not just Catholics.
  • If you are associated with a bookstore or any other group that has access to the IngramSpark catalog, you can order the book at a steep discount there and needn’t do so by contacting me. 
  • If you feel you can do so in honesty and justice, you could leave it a 5-star review on Amazon (the more 5 star reviews a book has, the more Amazon’s algorithms refer customers to it)
  • Want to promote it but feel unprepared to do so with your name attached to this promotion? That’s fine — anything you can do, even anonymously, to draw more people to CrownOfHistory.com, or the book’s Amazon page, will help and I will be eternally grateful for it.
    • I do not ask for donations on the site, because God has been very good to me in giving me a job which, although it pays little, does pay enough for me to provide a dignified living to my family; and we have no desire for a standard of living any higher than that. That being said, if you’d like to donate specifically to this effort of promoting the Crown of History, then you can do so with this link. Please put “Crown of History promotion” as a note along with the donation, and you have my word that I will use the funds entirely and only for precisely that purpose.  Your donation will also be confidential. (This is not a 503c… it’s just me and my wife, so unfortunately it will not be a tax-deductible donation) I will likely use the money to purchase more copies of the paperback so I can mail them out to bookstores (being a self-published work, I am not given freebie author copies; I have to buy them), and/or promote the book with Amazon, Google, or something similar. 

Jesus tells Luisa that if we had any idea how glorious a thing these truths that He reveals to her really are, we would “lay down our lives to fling them into the world.” (August 26, 1928) Elsewhere He says that, similarly, we would fear no sacrifice and spare no expense in so doing.  Consider what Jesus is saying by admonishing us to fling these truths into the world. To “fling” something is not to sit on one’s rear end for months or years and twiddle one’s thumbs, in a false human “prudence,” waiting for some undefined “right time,” which will never come, in which one can slowly and over the course of years introduce one or two people to the Divine Will. No, it means we must shout this from the rooftops!

And while we of course must always obey the Church’s decisions, Jesus is also here not admonishing us to only proceed to spread the Divine Will within the safe and comfortable confines of the parish after we have received express permission to do so from each of the 8 million clueless bureaucrats working within the chancery of one’s Diocese!  No, rather, Jesus is admonishing us to fling this into the world. Well, if you were to “fling” my last book out there, you’d give someone a concussion. But here is something you can fling out there! Accordingly, I have carefully laid out the material in The Crown of History in such a way that it can be safely handed to anyone — Catholic or non-Catholic — in hopes of gently inviting them into the Divine Will. In the first sections, for example, I aim solely at inspiration (not at admonishment), and I avoid going more deeply into matters than is necessary for an invitatory work. 

Now, obviously, we should never be pushy, repetitive, annoying, etc. — instead, we must always be natural, graceful, gentle, prudent (e.g. not wasting our time spreading this to people we can tell will not be open), and eager to move on to the next mission after sowing a seed — leaving that seed’s growth to God — instead of continually nagging the same people. At the same time, however, we should be on-fire, zealous, unafraid of any sacrifice or expense, and firmly deciding to never give up, no matter what. 

As Our Lord laments… the children of this world are so much more zealous in their own undertakings than are the children of light! (cf. Luke 16:8) If only we had half the zeal in promoting the Divine Will that the worldly have for promoting their ridiculous scams, the Era would have come long ago!  

If you’d like a video overview/introduction to this book, you can take a look at a talk I gave a couple weeks ago for the online Divine Will cenacle at Mary’s Hill.

My apologies for waiting a few weeks to publish a post on my blog: I do not want to bother my blog followers with more emails than necessary, so I had wanted to wait to write a post until the audiobook was also ready. Unfortunately I ran into some technical issues in recording it, and have to re-do most of what I already did; but the audiobook should still be available very soon. 

Last Divine Will Conference

Last month I was in Tepatitlan, Mexico (near Guadalajara) speaking on the Divine Will. I believe the talks were recorded; and they are in both English and Spanish (my talks in English were being translated into Spanish as I gave them). I will post the videos if and when they become available. But for now I would like to just say that the Divine Will is absolutely thriving in Mexico. It was a large events center at which I spoke for two days, and it was packed with hundreds. Not only that, but a large portion of the group — perhaps even a third of the attendees — were young! If you happen to live in an area that is a bit of a Divine-Will-Desert, do not despair. This is already beginning its explosion throughout the world. 

Next Divine Will Conference

Next month, I will be speaking at a Divine Will Conference in Arlington, Texas. If you are interested in attending, you can register here: https://www.divinewillinternationalconference.org/ 

New Prophecies

Fr. Michel

I’d also like to take the opportunity of this post to share with you all the messages of a certain prophet whom I have been paying attention to for some time but about whom I have not yet openly spoken: A Canadian exorcist priest, Fr. Michel Rodrigue.

A few weeks after I spoke on the Divine Will in Wisconsin in May, I was informed by a reader that this priest had preached “across the lake” (in Michigan, that is) mere days after I had spoken …and with a very similar message. 

I’d like to share some main points of his message here. But a few words before doing so on authenticity. I do not know enough about  him to claim that I am standing by him 100%; but I will say that everything I’ve seen so far inclines me towards believing he is authentic. Unfortunately, it seems that his message is sometimes associated with some much less reliable “seers,” and this has likely thus far harmed the promulgation of his words. Fr. Michel, however, clearly does not deserve to be considered as merely on par with the less reliable “seers” that his message can be found connected to, and whom he has apparently spoken at the same events as, so please be very careful to avoid any “guilt by association” judgments on him. 

In 2009, Fr. Michel received revelations from Heaven that he was called to found a new order with the specific purpose of forming priests for the New Era — that is, for the imminent coming of the Kingdom of God on earth. (The same thing spoken of in In Sinu Jesu, where we see that it is through holy priests that this Era will largely dawn upon earth… the same thing Jesus said to Luisa.) The Order’s name is The Apostolic Fraternity of St. Benedict Joseph Labre

In 2015, the Vatican approved the formation of his order. Yes, this is a big deal. And it would be rather ridiculous not to at least take his message seriously and give it careful discernment. His message, among other things, says the following: (Please note: I am not taking the following from my own direct hearing of Fr. Michel; I am taking it from notes that readers have sent me who, in turn, have heard him preach. I may be getting some things wrong.)

His Monastery
  • What will likely stick with most people from his message is how incredibly short the time left is. Just over a year ago, (before I knew of Fr. Michel) I offered some speculations on when the Warning might come… let me just say that, it looks like that might not be too inaccurate… if anything, Fr. Michel’s messages seem to indicate things may start happening even sooner than I had there speculated.
  • Complete financial, economic, and societal collapse is around the corner. He is encouraging people to have three months of food and basic supplies handy. I’ll take this as an opportunity to remind readers of my “Sober Minded Preparedness” post 
  • He is not, however, advocating for survivalism. After the Warning, the faithful remnant, he says, will be miraculously lead to safe holy refuges, where they can wait out the Great Chastisements that will envelop the world for 3 and a half years — during which perhaps ⅔ of the population will die — after which the Glorious Era of Peace comes, when the faithful leave the refuges to repopulate the world
    • The faithful will be miraculously provided for in the refuges; Fr. Michel is NOT telling us to gather up 3 years worth of food/supplies. 
  • The only real preparation for what is to come is found in the grace of God. Obviously, we all know the basics of that (Repentance, Eucharist, Confession, Rosary, Divine Mercy, etc.) Some more specifics:
    • Go to confession in 2019, he says, and from now on at least once a month. (He also says he was told to have his Monastery’s construction completed by May 2020… and that his Monastery would be a refuge)
    • Have a blessed Holy Family image in your home, consecrate your home to the Holy Family
    • Pray to your Guardian Angel daily
    • Have the Miraculous Medal
  • After the Warning, there will be 6 weeks during which the devil will be banished and people will be given their last chance to choose their side. Priests will be in the Confessional non stop during these weeks. This is the essential period of time to evangelize like never before and lead as many souls as possible to a State of Grace
    • Throw away your Television at this point (or, I’d say, better yet: throw it out now!). The Antichrist will be using digital communication to spread his tentacles throughout the world and lure in all but those most strong in their faith
  • At the end of the 6 weeks, decision time is over, and those who have chosen God will be lead to the refuges by their Guardian Angels (or a mysterious flame that appears before you). 
  • Immediately after the faithful are in refuges, the New World Order commences, and soon thereafter nuclear war begins
  • The Antichrist will assume power and The Mark of the Beast will be required of all (we must prefer death to this Mark); this mark will be a chip. The Antichrist will assume the seat of Peter in Rome. (No, Pope Francis is not the Antichrist. Fr. Michel says the Antichrist is a Muslim currently living in Europe.)
  • The Continents themselves will move during the Chastisements 
  • The words of Consecration will be changed, and thus the Mass will be rendered invalid. This will be done to please all peoples/religions. 
  • America will have seven of its cities (one of which is New York) destroyed during the Chastisements, but will otherwise be largely protected, due to how devoted Catholics here have been to the Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • The Three Days of Darkness will ultimately purify the world, at the end of the 3 years of Chastisements.
  • After the 3 Days, Christ comes in Grace to institute the Glorious Era

This is NOT the end of the world, he reiterates. “It is the end of the evil that is in the world.”

A few words of my own on Fr. Michel’s prophecies: I do not think that he knows about Luisa’s revelations, but I am sure that if he did, he would be a zealous promoter of them. Remember that, as true as everything he said is, it is also true that one of the most powerful ways to mitigate the chastisements, hasten the Era, and acquire sure protection — spiritual and, yes, even physical — is to live in and promote the Divine Will. Let these exhortations from Fr. Michel serve as yet another encouragement for us to be on fire for spreading Luisa’s revelations! And, of course, we must not allow ourselves to be disappointed if the Era does not arrive within several years! I do not believe that the timeline for these events is yet set in stone; so much still depends upon our response. Let us, therefore, be zealous!

PS

  • Last summer, I finally got around to recording some of my philosophy lectures so that students of mine who miss class can catch up on the material. That being said, in accordance with the major move today to make college course content more openly, publicly, and freely available, I am allowing anyone to view these on YouTube. If by any chance you would like to see them, you can here.
  • A number of readers have reached out to me to inform me that they have attempted to leave 5 star reviews of the Crown of History, but  Amazon has been arbitrarily rejecting them. I have no idea why this is happening, but if this has happened to you — I nevertheless want to thank you for your kind words, despite Amazon’s refusal to post them. If there was anything you wanted to say about the book, but which Amazon has rejected, you can always email it to me privately so that I can keep it on file for future promotion of the book. For example, the review below was sent to me by a reader who tried to leave it on Amazon but had it rejected without explanation:
  • God has blessed us with another child (number 4) due to arrive on Easter 2020. Please pray all goes well. Thank you!!
  • If you ordered the Crown of History right away, your copy may have a few typos scattered throughout which I have now corrected in the current printing. My apologies. But they were minor and in no way affect the content of the book, so even if you have a copy from the very first printing, you will be fine citing it alongside the more recent printings

 

Patrick Madrid’s July 2019 Relevant Radio Shows Rehash Old, Discredited Slander Against Luisa Piccarreta

(Fore-note: The Vancouver Divine Will Conference was a blessed event; thank you to all who attended! I have posted a video of my talks on YouTube here. Archbishop Ramon Arguelles celebrated Mass for us in the morning, and then eagerly stayed for the entire event (which was fully approved by the Archdiocese, as you can see from this documentation), happy to learn more about these most sublime revelations to Luisa.) 

I was just informed that a certain apologist has (just days ago) recited an article from last millennium (1998) on his “relevant radio” show, attacking Luisa’s revelations with the usual incredibly partial information, exaggeration, and out-of-context quotations. (All of these old, discredited arguments presented by Patrick, Fr. Staples, and his brother Mr. Staples, have been fully refuted in The Crown of Sanctity— published over 20 years more recently than the article Patrick read — in pages 488-526) I am not going to attack Patrick — he’s done many things that are objectively very good for the Church and I’m sure he’s a wonderful man and a wonderful Catholic. But I am going to be merciless in addressing these particular errors he promotes and in calling attention to the necessary truths he chooses to deprive his listeners of.

I’d first like to thank Mr. Madrid for his promotion of Luisa’s revelations. Patrick, of course, here presents himself as a hero of orthodoxy and thinks he is doing a wonderful job preventing the spread of Luisa’s revelations with his own attempt to overrule the Vatican and denounce what he calls Luisa’s “heresy,” “self-aggrandizement,” and “outlandish” contradiction of Catholic teaching. In fact, he is only helping Luisa’s cause — which, at this point, is harmed only by being ignored. Indeed, we have now arrived at the time in which all publicity is good publicity for Luisa, her cause, and her writings. For the truth of Jesus’ revelations to her is now so obvious that only the most willfully blind can fail to see it; and this is so above all thanks to what has transpired since the publication of the completely outdated article Patrick read. In this post, therefore — instead of repeating the refutations of the article’s fallacies, which anyone can read at the link above — I’d like to merely point out what Mr. Madrid has ignored by pretending that the article he re-read (again, from last millennium) has the last word on the matter, when in fact it should be wisely thrown in the same garbage heap as the various articles like this one that were written denouncing the “heresy” in St. Faustina’s revelations:

  • 2004: Pope St. John Paul II canonized the man (St. Hannibal) whose main mission was to promote Luisa’s revelations, and who gave her writings (the very ones Patrick quotes as “heretical”) dozens of his own imprimaturs.
  • 2005: The Diocesan tribunal issues an entirely positive verdict on Luisa after examining all of her writings, and her entire life, for her cause for Beatification, which is then moved to the Vatican.
  • 2010: the Vatican-appointed theological censors asserted nothing is contrary to Faith or Morals in any of Luisa’s revelations.
  • 2011: the Benedictines of the Divine Will – a religious order explicitly dedicated to Luisa’s revelations and founded by the holy nun from Mother Angelica’s order, Sr. Catherine (now Mother Gabrielle), so rightly exalted by Raymond Arroyo in his book on Mother Angelica – was approved by Bishop Luigi Negri.
  • 2012: the faculty of the pontifical Gregorian university in Rome unanimously approved Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi’s Doctoral Dissertation, which is dedicated to explaining, defending, and promoting Luisa’s revelations.
  • 2012: The Archbishop of Trani published a formal and official rebuke of those who, like Patrick, claim that Luisa’s revelations contain errors — pointing out that such people scandalize the faithful and contradict the Church herself.
  • In the several years following, imprimaturs were given by the Church to works that defend and promote Luisa’s revelations.
  • 2016: The Vatican itself published the official biography on Luisa (Sun of My Will), condoning her heroic virtue, recounting her miracles, affirming Padre Pio’s endorsement of Luisa, and endorsing her revelations. It comes with a preface written by none other than the former Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints himself (Cardinal Martins) blatantly approving not only Luisa’s heroic virtue and miraculous life, but the main thrust (and most controversial aspect) of Jesus’ revelations to her.
  • 2016: Luisa was given her own entry in the Vatican’s new official Dictionary of Mysticism.
  • 2018: The Vatican granted permission for Luisa’s body to be moved to the center of the Church in which it had hitherto occupied only a less-emphasized location (which, as all cause-watchers know, constitutes a very positive sign).

(Citations and more details for the above items, along with many more clear demonstrations of authenticity, may be found on pages 70-74 of The Crown of Sanctity)

Patrick might as well have published a lengthy diatribe against St. Padre Pio — considering all the controversy that surrounded this great mystic in the years before his Cause advanced, it would be easy to find plenty of “valid concerns” regarding that holy man!

Sadly, this is no mere excusable misstep from Mr. Madrid. Despite being repeatedly informed of the truth, he systematically ignores the facts (which are apparently a little too relevant for “relevant” radio!), and has been doing so for decades. My first run in with him was about a decade ago on Facebook: after pointing out just how contradictory his teachings were on private revelation (like many career lay apologists, he has long been a promoter of the “whatever floats your boat” approach to private revelation, which I addressed on pages 48-53 of The Crown of Sanctity), he called all of my examples that demonstrated my point “irrelevant hypotheticals” (they were actually taken directly from Church History) and, instead of addressing them, said I was just “throwing dust in the air.” He then selectively deleted my posts so that it looked, to his readers, like he won the argument, and then proceeded to block me from his Facebook account so I could no longer see what he wrote or post any further to defend myself. I would have been more than happy to have never even mentioned this again, were it not for the fact that he rejected my repeated and sincere attempts thereafter to be reconciled. 

I say this not to dwell on past injustices– as far as I’m concerned, it’s water under the bridge — but rather to encourage others to learn from my experiences and realize that there is no use holding their breath and waiting for the usual critics to wake up. This is, I am afraid, their modus operandi. It’s time, instead, to move on from regarding them as voices worthy of being heeded in these most confusing times the Church is enduring. The Age of Apologetics is over. It is now the Age of Witnesses and of Revelations. Don’t get me wrong; we must indeed defend the Faith and, as 1 Peter 3:15 admonishes, be prepared to give reasons for our hope. That is why I wrote pages 24-47 in The Crown of Sanctity. But we ought no longer treat these defenses themselves as the objects of our hope and zeal, for God is now offering something so much greater; and just as my son’s zeal for plastic toy hammers decreased once I let him use a power drill, so too our focus, as Catholics, should now shift to heeding the glorious invitations that Heaven itself is offering to the Faithful (even though, unsurprisingly, many of those whose job has long been promoting the toy hammers oppose the shift of focus). 

Indeed, so many in the Church today who do all sorts of externally good things in fact treat Heaven’s direct intervention in the world as competition for their own “apostolates” (that is, businesses). I cannot read anyone’s heart, but I do know this much for certain: the very Pharisees who committed the Deicide had many objectively good and holy things on their spiritual résumés — written and spoken defenses of the truths of Judaism, critiques of the errors of the Pagan societies that surrounded them, etc. But objectively pious deeds count for absolutely nothing if one chooses to set himself up against the Will of God — a Will which takes no heed of whether some small minds have deemed Its own operation scandalous.

 

The Deeper Meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

(Fore-note: I will be speaking this Saturday at a Conference on the Divine Will in Vancouver (Canada). If anyone in that area is interested in attending, more information can be found here.)

Origen, a Father of the Church, writes the following about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which we heard at Mass this past Sunday:

(Taken from Homilies on Luke. CUA Press, 2010. Page 138. Note that the “beast” is what the translation read at Mass refers to as the “animal” upon whom the Samaritan places the man who fell victim to robbers. )

This understanding, of course, is not in the least intended to diminish the importance of the more obvious meaning of the parable: the necessity of charity, compassion, and works of mercy, and the emptiness of superficial piety and religiosity that neglects these fundamentals.  And yet, how sad it is that this understanding of the Fathers of the Church is likely neglected year after year in the homilies preached on this passage throughout the world. (My wife was treated to a homily on dogs and on some empty platitude from a recently deceased man’s obituary. Many others were even more lucky, having sat through homilies consisting in nothing other than Bishop’s Appeal marketing pleas). But I could offer that same lamentation just about any Sunday, considering the deplorable state of the Church today as regards the approach so many of her clergy take to our Sacred Tradition: I offer it today because of the special importance of this parable.

The Old Covenant — as Origen says, represented in this parable by the priest and the Levite — failed to restore this poor man to health. But at last the Samaritan came, the first time, and did what was necessary so that this man could have his health restored. That, of course, is precisely what Our Lord has done in the Redemption — giving this man medicine (Sacraments) and putting him into the inn (the Church).

But this parable beautifully illustrates that Redemption itself points to its own completion occurring at some point in the future, in the inn. Yes, Our Lord’s coming will bear its full fruit, within the Church He founded and within the History He created. There is no reason to suppose that the Samaritan’s return “on his way back” refers allegorically merely to the end of time; a time when the man in the inn simply grows more and more sick during his time at the inn until, at long last, the Samaritan comes to put  him out of his misery by euthanizing him! No; far from it. The Samaritan’s return will be a time of great rejoicing, when he comes to find the victim he saved restored to his health.

And I would like to go further than Origen: the Samaritan’s willingness to pay more money to the innkeeper upon his return speaks volumes. For this additional payment refers, no doubt, to the torrents of grace that Our Lord has been pouring out this last century and the infinitely greater amount He is about to pour out upon the whole world in the years ahead.

Notre Dame

Let us, brethren, be on the right side of this outpouring of Grace that, right now, very few are ready for — and let us bring more souls onto the right side while we still can.

Live in the Divine Will and Proclaim the Divine Will. 

I am working on some more initiatives to do my small part of this task — I will announce them on this blog at some point within the next few months; you will receive an email if you are a subscriber (top right corner of this website)

The parable itself: