Above all, the Holy Year of Mercy,Please see this post
This Papacy. The conditions that brought it about are unprecedented, and this Pope clearly acts under an inspired urgency that could come nowhere except from his conviction that very little time remains.
Jesus told the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta (the recipient of the greatest and most vital private revelation in the history of the Church) that He renews the world every 2,000 years… (2,000 years after the Creation of Man with the Flood, 2,000 years after the Flood with Redemption, and 2,000 Years after Redemption with the Fiat of Sanctification)
Now we are in the midst of the 2000th anniversary of the Word of God coming to earth, and we are on the very cusp of the 2,000th anniversary of Redemption — whether by traditional dating (2033) or technically correctly dating (several years earlier)
The often spoken of upcoming 100 year anniversary of Fatima
Which perhaps corresponds to the end of the 100 year reign of Satan which Pope Leo XIII was shown in a vision (after which he universally instituted the St. Michael the Archangel prayer to be said after every Mass) — which would also make sense because, in Revelation 12, we read that the Dragon and the Woman appear at the same time. In 1917, Our Lady came first — to Fatima, and then the Dragon came — the Communist Revolution in Russia which was to spread its errors all around the world)
Pope Benedict XVI said, when he visited Fatima on its feast day during his Papacy, in 2010, “May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions hasten the fulfilment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary“
The full measure of the four sins that cry out to God for vengeance is upon is. It is difficult to imagine it getting much worse:
Abortion on demand is the law of the land almost everywhere, and the innocent blood of hundreds of millions of murdered children now saturates the very soil of this world
Same-sex “marriage,” a horrendous assault on both Divine and Natural Law and the very foundation of society itself (which is marriage), has become the law of the land in most of the western world — not by imposition from some tyrants, but rather, by the very desire of the people themselves. We know from Jewish tradition that this was the very sin (societally blessed homosexual “marriage”) which occurred immediately before God told Noah to get in the Ark and close the door.
There is no use waiting for the East (e.g. China, India, and the Middle East) to go this same route before the Chastisements start: this will never happen. In fact, it is their not having this, and other similar atrocities, that permits them to be the instrument that God will in part use to chastise the west (though they are by no means holy nations and they too will be chastised).
The other two sins that cry out to God for vengeance: defrauding the laborer his wages and neglecting the widow and orphan, have been the expected norm for the world for the last hundred years. Do you think that God is indifferent to the fact that there are billions of people today living in abject poverty — dying of hunger, thirst, and easily curable illness, while a minority of the world’s population enjoys historically unprecedented luxury? Do you think it is simply the fault of these billions of poor people? Far from it. Quite the contrary, Scripture tells us (the Book of James) what is coming thanks to them, (and indeed to them): “Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries.Your wealth has rotted away, your clothes have become moth-eaten, your gold and silver have corroded, and that corrosion will be a testimony against you; it will devour your flesh like a fire. You have stored up treasure for the last days. Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and pleasure; you have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter…”
Simply put: there is virtually no one left (that is, it is a mere miniscule percentage of the overall population) objectively walking the path to heaven: avoiding mortal sin — as knowable even merely through natural law, not to mention Divine Revelation — and obeying the Commandments and the Precepts of the Church. What greater tragedy is imaginable?
ISIS, among the most demonic, widespread violent movements in the history of the world, is growing by the day and has been for over a year. Its aims (more of which it fulfills by the day) are unapologetically apocalyptic, there is no country to do what is needed to stop them (a ground invasion is what is needed. ISIS has insinuated itself into cities filled with innocents; mere bombing is about as useful in eradicating ISIS as pummeling someone with a sledgehammer is to get rid of cancer), and ISIS will never give up.
The Secrets of Medjugorje and the Warning/Miracle/Chastisements of Garabandal are supposed to occur while at least some of the visionaries are alive. They are all getting old.
There are countless secular sings that point to utter catastrophe: Financial collapse, the threat of nuclear war, violence everywhere, the demographic catastrophe from tiny fertility rates, etc.
The prophesied “premature expectation” has been fulfilled. Michael Brown, of SpiritDaily, often quotes a “1990 Prophecy,” which he believes strongly in and which also seems credible to me. Part of that prophesy says “expect the error of premature expectation, but not error in the expectation itself.” How could this be more fulfilled than it has been by the Blood Moon/ Shemitah speculations? (That is, the speculation by millions of people that something immense from God was supposed to come with the September 28th, 2015 Blood Moon or the September 13th Shemitah year.) The books proclaiming these predictions sold countless millions of copies; they were bestsellers like such intensely Christian books almost never are. And yet, these predictions fell completely and utterly flat. (Be reminded that no credible Marian Apparition ever warned of anything particular about September or October 2015).