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August 19, 2018

Will the Warning Occur in 2022 and the Triumph in 2026?

I was about to write an opinion piece commenting on the current crisis in the Church — McCarrick, the PA Grand Jury Report, the Catechism Revision, Chile, Honduras, etc. etc. etc.

Then it occurred to me that, even if one made his very job consist only in wading through the existing articles commenting on these issues within the Catholic Blogosphere, he could nevertheless barely scratch the surface even if he worked overtime for months. So why add another? So instead of an article, I’ll just add one small thought: A brief “Confession of an Ex Seminarian Who Was Never Molested,” (yours truly, that is). I spent a semester as a seminarian at a wonderful, holy, orthodox seminary. I lived in the dorms there. Shortly after I left Seminary, I discovered that a large group of men were expelled — some even who had gone so far as to become transitional deacons. The reason? You guessed it: major active homosexual subculture within that very seminary, within that very dorm hall I lived in for a semester, had been discovered by the Rector (a very holy priest, as I mentioned in the Preface to theCrown and Completion of All Sanctity). In all honesty, I didn’t have the faintest clue anything like it was going on. Bear in mind that many, if not most, of these active homosexual seminarians and priests are likely, at least to some degree, demonically possessed. The devil happens to be rather intelligent, and he knows well who to steer his minions clear of. Besides those cases, it would not have taken an expert psychologist or soul-reading seminarian to realize that if a he were to have made an abusive sexual advance on me, he’d leave that situation not with a gentle rebuke, but with missing teeth and a broken nose. Consequently, none made so much as the slightest indication to me of their deviant ways. I say this only to encourage the faithful not to lose heart: yes, the rot is pervasive, sickening, and must now be fought and destroyed with all vigor. But it is not all-encompassing. Just as I didn’t have the slightest part in the evil that apparently was going on at my very seminary (not even by silence, for I would have blown the whistle loud and clear the first second I got a whiff of that evil — irrespective of any consequences I would have suffered for doing so — and if my superiors didn’t act, I would have acted through this blog and elsewhere), so too, I know, there were many other seminarians like me: many of whom are now priests who are among the holiest people I have ever met. There are many of them, and they will be the ones to lead us through the imminent chastisements and lead us into the coming Glorious Eucharistic Reign of Peace afterward.

 

Update 8/21/2018: Since I published this post a few days ago, more articles have appeared (including one on Michael Voris’ Church Militant) about the scandal I mentioned above, so I think I need to give a few more details now. Yes, the Seminary — as my About Me page says — was Holy Apostles in Cromwell, CT. I remain convinced the rector, Fr. Mosey, is a holy man who had no idea these dioceses were sending homosexuals to his seminary and, when he found out, swiftly had them expelled. As I said above, I myself sure had no idea of what was going on — even though I lived in the very dorm hall in which it was apparently happening! Additionally, the lawsuit taken by Joshua Cascio against his Spiritual Director, Fr. Tad, is also now gaining much more notoriety. That too hits close to home — Josh was a good friend of mine at Seminary and I’d trust him with my life (still would). I don’t doubt the truth of his accusations one bit. And guess what? Fr. Tad was also my spiritual director. Fr. Tad never tried anything on me… likely because — again, as I said above — it is not difficult to see that trying something like that on me would not be good for one’s health.  Instead, he simply dealt with me as little as possible, while keeping our 2 or 3 sessions as short as possible (clicking away on his smartphone during them), giving a couple pieces of obvious advice, thus allowing him to check-off-the-box that I had had my spiritual direction (a formation requirement at seminary). So, one final thought: although the devil’s minions know they must not reveal openly to certain people some of their sins, they nevertheless cannot hide other traits: above all irreverence, effeminacy, giddiness, flippancy, and worldliness. (Using a smartphone during a spiritual direction session?? Irreverent. Check. Worldly. Check.) And pretty much every expelled seminarian– even if he hid well his active homosexuality from me and others — could not hide at least one of those traits. Moral of the story? Dear Rectors, dear Bishops, dear Superiors: if you have seminarians that exhibit any of those qualities, kick them out. If you have priests that exhibit them, then tell them to shape up or get out. The priest shortage will be far better dealt with through a few good priests — to each of whom God, as Jesus told Luisa Piccarreta, will give the strength of twenty — than through many bad ones. And us pew-sitters will be far happier donating to fund seminary formation if we are certain that only orthodox, devout, holy, masculine priests are having their formation funded by the sweat of our brow.

Now, none of this current crisis is even a little bit surprising to those who have been taking trustworthy private revelation seriously. And by trustworthy I mean trustworthy; I do not mean approved — all approved private revelation is trustworthy, but not all trustworthy private revelation is already fully approved (and every now approved private revelation was once unapproved, and only became approved due to courageous faithful willing to take it seriously despite its lack of approval). The problem is, incredibly few Catholics (including the “orthodox” ones) take trustworthy private revelation seriously: they’ve been told by career lay apologists, for decades now, that private revelation doesn’t matter; unless perhaps it’s already fully Vatican approved, in which case it matters perhaps a little bit, but still shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

Indeed, what is transpiring now is scarcely a foreshock of what is soon coming — those who follow trustworthy private revelation know that, too. Neither this, nor what is soon to come is a mystery to them. Nor is what must be done a mystery to them (for a long time now, what must be done has been the homepage of this site for years now — www.dsdoconnor.com)

So, instead of more armchair commentary pointing out what everyone already knows, allow me to instead present you with some speculation wherein I consider what might constitute some of the details of what we do not yet know.

Introductory Note on Speculation

This post is pure speculation — educated speculation, I suppose — but speculation nevertheless. I certainly do not present my own prophecy here (I’ve never received so much as a locution from God, much less any apparition or prophecy), nor even do I label this a prediction, for even that would imply a degree of confidence that I do not necessarily have in these dates. I merely present these findings as they are, and leave it to you to decide what to make of them.

Many are, no doubt, understandably fed up with speculation. Considering how many expected Divine Intervention after or during the Year of Mercy, and/or during the Centennial of Fatima (/supposed end of a 100-year-reign of Satan), only to have events by and large continue as they long have, this post will likely inspire only the rolling of eyes in many.

Now above all, you must know yourself. And if you are one to be distracted from what is good and holy by speculation, then being rid of it is the right thing for you to do, and you should stop reading this post now.

But if — like myself and like many others — a healthy dose of speculation, rather than distracting you, instead truly inspires you to be more zealous for what is good and true (your own sanctification and the evangelization of the world), then it would be absurd to cast it aside as a “distraction.” What, pray tell, is such healthy speculation a distraction from? Worldly interests that receive no benefit from the consideration that their time is nearing an end? Indeed; let us hope it is a distraction from these.

In fact, the only purpose of speculation is to inspire a more vigorous pursuit of what we already know we ought to do. For we are all weak beings, incapable of doing well merely what the intellect dictates if we do not have more to move us forward. This is where inspiration comes in; so I present what follows in the spirit of hoping to provide some.

THE CONVERGENCE

Several powerful prophetic indications seem to be converging on these dates. They are:

  1. The 2022 Collision of Two Stars
  2. The Two-Thousandth Anniversary of Redemption
  3. The Prophecy of St. John Bosco

1. The 2022 Collision of Two Stars

Soon, the first stellar collision visible to the naked eye will be seen on earth. 

When the story broke at the beginning of last year, I was far from alone in immediately thinking of the Warning (or “Illumination of Conscience”) prophesied at Garabandal (See, for example, Ted Flynn’s article here). The seer, Conchita, specifically said, decades ago, that “The Warning would be like two stars colliding.”

For those new to this prophecy of a coming “Warning,” I recommend the works of Mark Mallett. You could start here, and here

As far as the Warning itself and this Collision itself is concerned, I simply recommend reading the links presented above. But I have one more observation to add.

More recently, it occurred to me that this would be extremely prophetically meaningful and symbolically profound if, although we are only going to be able to see (i.e. witness the full effects of) the stellar collision in 2022, it nevertheless occurred 2000 years ago, at the time of Our Lord’s Death and Resurrection. For indeed, everything we observe when we gaze upon the stars at night actually occurred many, many years ago, and the light of these events — due to their great distance from us — only reaches us long after their occurrence.

The symbolism obvious: the Illumination of Conscience (“The Warning”) will be the single greatest act of mercy in the history of creation. It will be as if what happened 2,000 years ago on the Cross came hurtling at us at light speed and whalloped the whole world with unprecedented grace. But how are we supposed to know when this star collision actually happened? Simple: everything we see happening in the night sky actually happened the same number of years ago as the objects themselves are distant from us, as measured in light years. However many light years away this binary star system is from us will also tell us how many years ago the collision (which we will soon see) actually happened. The result of this simple inquiry?

They estimate that the collision happened approximately 1,843 years ago. 

“Bummer,” you might be thinking, “the prophetic significance is lost.” Far from it, though! 1,843 years is a mere 157 years off. If this event truly did occur 2,000 years ago, then even a miniscule 8% error in the estimation would yield the 1,843 figure. The “Gaia” mission currently underway only hopes to be able to give 10% accuracy for these distances — and this is still a work in progress.

Suffice it to say, it is well within the accuracy of this stellar measurement to assert that, indeed, this collision may well have happened at the precise moment Jesus died on the Cross. 

Does this prove anything with certainty? Of course not. Am I saying this means that the Warning must indeed occur the moment we see this collision? Of course not. All I’m saying is — why not be spiritually prepared in case it does?

Now the prophetic consensus seems to hold that the world will — in the coming years — completely fall apart. A sort of “natural” chastisement; a consequence of our sins. Of course, one doesn’t need prophecy to acknowledge this; one only needs an ounce of honesty to realize what is soon coming, considering that diabolical nature of so much of the modern world. When this natural chastisement is at its worst (which will probably take another few years), God sends the Warning. After the warning, all the people of the world will be able to freely and clearly choose a side. The line in the sand will be drawn. The time of mercy is over. The Antichrist enters the scene to gather into himself all those who choose the dark side. Then, his three and a half year reign, spoken of in the Book of Revelation, follows — itself ended by the Three Days of Darkness (a Divine Chastisement sent directly from Heaven) spoken of in many prophecies.

And where does that bring us? To 2026

2. The Two-Thousandth Anniversary of Redemption

As I have quoted many times, Jesus revealed to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:

Now this “Third Renewal” is nothing other than the Coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will on Earth — so that it may reign here just as it reigns in heaven — in total fulfillment of the Fiat Voluntas Tua of the Our Father prayer. In a word: the Era of Peace. I have spoken about this in some detail here . For this I again recommend Mark Mallett’s blog.

Here, too, you might think again “bummer! We’ve got to wait until 2033 for the 2,000th anniversary of Redemption.”

Well, again — not so fast. It is not mere modern revisionist scholarship that claims that our calendar is likely off a few years, and Jesus was likely born several years before 0 A.D. — no less authority than Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich herself, one of the greatest mystics and visionaries in Church History, was shown precisely this. (Besides; even a broken clock is right twice a day — occasionally even modernist biblical “scholars” get something correct).  This holy woman specifically wrote that “Christ was born seven years and a portion of a year earlier than according to our reckoning.” (Anne Catherine Emmerich, The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pages 126-127). If she is right — and I have no reason to doubt that she is — then Redemption itself actually occurred in the year 26 A.D. …

Which, in turn, means that the 2,000th anniversary of Redemption is the year 2026 AD. 

Did Jesus promise Luisa the Kingdom would Come precisely at the 2,000th year mark? No. But He did promise — repeatedly, and it is a guarantee — that it will be “about” that time. And it sure would be fitting if it turns out to be exact!

3. The Prophecy of St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco’s prophecy depicting the Church as a ship, steered by the Pope in the midst of a great storm, guided by two pillars — Mary, and the Eucharist — is often cited. But this prophecy of a time of chastisement is not his only one! He also prophesied the Era of Peace:

So much for the Era of Peace being the heresy of “Millenarianism”! John Bosco makes clear that indeed, on the earth, iniquity shall end, sin shall cease, and the Church (the “Bride”) shall be clothed in glory. This is, in other words, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Now, the “month of flowers” is generally agreed to be May. Today, a month in which two full moons shine is referred to colloquially as a “blue moon” month. The next blue moon May? You guessed it:

On the Feast of the Visitation (May 31) of the year 2026, two full moons shall have shone in the month of flowers.

And, what Feast Day could be more fitting? On the Feast of what what Pope Benedict called “The First Eucharistic Procession,” wherein God Himself comes to visit His people, so too He comes spiritually to reign on Earth.

 

 

Now, the above three items are the biggest ones on my mind. But a couple more thoughts come regarding this timing:

4. These events are immediately following 40 years of messages at Medjugorje. Those who follow Medjugorje most closely have been long saying that they believe the apparitions will go on for 40 years, which brings us to 2021. When the apparitions end, the secrets given during the apparitions begin — secrets that pertain, no doubt, in large part to the End-of-the-Era Chastisements.

5. The Antichrist has no use coming on to the world stage until the infrastructure is fully in place for him to exert immediate, total, worldwide dominion. He must be capable of controlling everyone — especially by way of exerting dominion over all finance (the “Mark of the Beast” spoken of in the Book of Revelation). It seems to me that the technology he is waiting for is for a smartphone to be in the hands of every person on the face of this planet (they are almost cheap enough and solar power is almost easy enough to allow for this), along with the existence of a worldwide, high speed, wireless internet connection for each of these smartphones that are in the hands of all people (Google and other companies are working on this right now). We are not there yet of course, but it seems we probably will be in a few years (likely by 2022). When we do arrive there, rest assured that some sort of a chip will soon thereafter be required — in the right hand or the forehead — as a necessary “financial security measure” to correlate each phone with its proper owner. This measure, which will be orchestrated by the Antichrist himself, will in turn be in response to another orchestrated “global security breach,” the “only” feasible response to which will be such implanted microchip security measures. Furthermore, the implantation of this chip will also require some sort of a heretical, blasphemous, or sacrilegious oath (for God will not allow anyone to fall by the Mark of the Beast merely by innocently subscribing to a technological advancement). Again; this is all speculation.

A closing thought on timing:

As I began stating the dangers of speculation, I conclude stating why this particular speculation is so encouraging, which is largely the reason I publish it. If indeed 2022 is when the Chastisements really will hit, then this gives us just enough time to lose no hope in doing everything we can, fully expecting it to bear much fruit, in the remaining few years of society’s ordinary functioning that we may have. But it also points out that these events are not so far off that we oughtn’t consider them as imminent realities. Indeed, these dates shout loud and clear:

You still have some time — but only just enough. Only enough for you to begin this very day in getting to work on what God has put on your heart for the sanctification of your soul and the salvation of the whole world, but which you have long procrastinated. Do not any longer put off until tomorrow what you must do today.

 

June 14, 2018

The Prudent Atheist

Are you simply a prudent atheist?Family Sitting in Church Clipart

Do not answer “no” too quickly.

A prudent atheist would recognize the need for community at least for his mere psychological well being, and thus ensure he weekly attends (only in a nice suburb, of course) a gathering of reasonable individuals who all take some similar thing seriously. He understands the importance of a regard for symbolism in one’s life, and might even approach some “solemn” act, perhaps one he would even call a “sacrament,” with apparent devotion.

A prudent atheist would easily see that adultery, drunkenness, gluttony, crime, and similar behaviors, will quickly destroy a man, and therefore he will carefully rid his life of any such thing.

A prudent atheist, rather, would see that virtue will lead one to live a much more smooth and happy life, and the relatively small sacrifice of a few pleasures of the flesh pays off with far greater rewards, even in the short run. Thus he will indeed pursue virtue.

A prudent atheist wouldn’t use (or want his wife to use) contraception, either; knowing how damaging that is in its own right. Instead, he’d use NFP to ensure he only had 1.8 kids (or at least not enough to interfere with regular Disney World vacations).

A prudent atheist, knowing that structure to one’s days and “stepping back” from stressful concerns is truly its own reward, might even start and end his day with saying a “prayer” of some sort.

A prudent atheist would know that even mere emotional well-being requires some sense of satisfaction in one’s own rendering aid to others, thus he will occasionally lend a hand and give charitably — so long as it doesn’t hurt too much.

A prudent atheist — knowing that when we commit injustices we benefit from admitting this to others — might even regularly engage in some form of therapy (maybe even in a ceremonial fashion) in which he formally acknowledges such acts to another in secrecy.

A prudent atheist, if he be a family man, would recognize that this family of his is clearly the bedrock of his life, and thus he would take great care to provide well for his family, treat them well (so that they may treat him well), ensure his marriage is a happy one, read books on marriage and family (and perhaps even write them), and generally do a very solid job at being a “good husband and father.”

(Are, then, all priests and religious exempt from this examination? By no means.)

A prudent atheist who doesn’t feel particularly drawn to marriage anyway, or who is too fearful of the sacrifices that raising children entails, might even take a “vow” (which he of course won’t take too seriously in his heart, knowing he’ll abandon it in the future if the going gets tough) of celibacy — maybe even of “poverty” and obedience —  to gain him entrance to a comfortable way of life with a secure (even if modest) satisfaction of his material needs which entails little risk.

So, dear Christian, you say you truly believe that the very same God who created the entire Universe physically entered into it two thousand years ago, promised He will come again in glory soon to judge the living and the dead, and has invited you to hasten this Coming of His Kingdom. This is what you claim to believe.

Well, prove it.

And do not presume to have succeeded in thus proving by merely doing what even a prudent atheist would do.

 

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