Before addressing the extremely important (and rarely noted) lesson in the parable of today’s Gospel, a few notes.
First, I’d like my readers to sleep soundly Tuesday night, so I should emphasize that, in my last post, I was not (and am not) predicting calamity for this upcoming Wednesday (11/18). I was (and am) simply noting that November 18, 2020 will, in fact, be a horrendous anniversary, and we should mark it with fervent prayer beseeching the Divine Mercy upon this world.
On the other hand, we should be sure to remain vigilant, as it certainly would be unsurprising if the Chastisements were to burst forth upon the world very, very soon. When I wrote my post on Sudden Destruction (quoting Thessalonians) on Monday of last week, I had no idea that the Scripture reading for the upcoming weekend’s Mass (today, that is) would be precisely that. Noteworthy as well is the fact that this Wednesday, November 18th, is not only the 100th anniversary of legal abortion, it is also the 17th anniversary of same-sex “marriage” first becoming legal in the U.S. (via the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling on Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health), and it is the 42nd anniversary of the largest “mass suicide” in history: the Jonestown Massacre. (I added the quotation marks due to the fact that in some aspects it was more like a mass homicide.) And how fitting for these anniversaries to so align: suicide is precisely what modern society is engaging in through legalizing same-sex “marriage” and abortion. For not only are these things guaranteed to themselves destroy any society that adopts them, they also happen to constitute two of the four sins that we know, from Scripture, cry out to God for vengeance. November 18th (in 1974) was also the day that the Church came down particularly strongly against any sort of legalization of abortion. Quite a day, November 18th.
Now remember, your calling is to engage in the battle God is calling you to, and have absolutely no fear. Do you remain in a state of grace, go to confession, go to Mass, love and forgive all, do works of mercy, pray the Rosary, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and strive to Live in the Divine Will? If so, you needn’t have the slightest anxiety regarding what is coming. Even if you live in a small apartment with young children in the middle of a big city, you are nevertheless– by these aforementioned efforts– infinitely more safe than is a billionaire living in an underground bunker in the middle of nowhere.
“Courage, My daughter-courage is of souls resolute to do good. They are imperturbable under any storm; and while they hear the roaring of the thunders and lightnings to the point of trembling, and remain under the pouring rain that pours over them, they use the water to be washed and come out more beautiful; and heedless of the storm, they are more than ever resolute and courageous in not moving from the good they have started. “ – Jesus to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. April 16, 1931
From Daniel O’Connor: I’d like to share some brief updates to my last post (Sudden Destruction, from November 9th). Full article HERE.
First: Divine Justice & 100 Years of Legal Abortion
As I mentioned in my webcast with Mark Mallett in August (31 minute mark), and which Fr. Heilman noted last month, legal abortion began exactly 100 years ago in the USSR. If you are inclined to suppose that God will tolerate much more than a century of the gravest institutionalized evil in history, think again. Ponder how God has dealt with evil societies in the past and remember that Marcionism (which supposes that the God “of the Old Testament” is different than the God “of the New Testament”) is a formally condemned heresy. Remember as well, in accordance with Leo XIII’s famous vision, that Satan was given 100 years to roam the earth with greater power than ever before. Many theories have been given as to when that 100 year reign began; the moment abortion was first legalized seems now to perhaps be the strongest contender.
But as I also mentioned in my last post, I found conflicting information when I was doing my research back in August; some sources indicating that abortion was first legalized in October 1920, others November 1920, and neither giving an exact date. Well, it turns out abortion was actually first legalized on November 18, 1920. So we are now exactly one week away from the exact 100 year anniversary of legal abortion, which, in turn, has since slaughtered over a billion children. No other genocide comes even close. Let us beg God’s Mercy — especially through praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Hours of the Passion— upon this world, particularly in these days leading up to to November 18th; for that day will be the most tragic 100th anniversary in world history.
Second: The “Katechon,” which restrains the power of the Antichrist
In my post, I brought up how Vigano also recently referred to Trump as this very Katechon restraining the “mystery of iniquity” that St. Paul warned us of in II Thessalonians. But I should have pointed out that it may well be that the Katechon being referred to in Luz’s message is not Trump at all. I do not know what exactly Luz is referring to, but we should consider the possibility that it is actually some other secular force (perhaps in Europe) who is active in holding back the power of the Antichrist, preventing him from instituting his plans. We should also consider that it may be Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I am sure that the Antichrist, whoever he is (but I’ll again assure you it’s not Pope Francis!), is terrified of Benedict and knows that if he tries to formally and explicitly institute the Great Apostasy in all its hideousness right now, Benedict will oppose it too strongly. We should be especially on guard for the imminent arrival of the Antichrist, therefore, when Benedict dies.
Third: Gisella Cardia’s last message
Gisella’s message from yesterday sounds to me like one last cry from Our Lord, begging us to listen to Him, begging us to see the Signs of the Times (so as to spiritually prepare and engage in the Great Battle for souls that He is enlisting us for) before these signs themselves become so extreme that those who have hitherto preferred scoffing will find breathing itself difficult. But those who have listened and responded have nothing to fear. So choose wisely while one can still choose.
My brothers and sisters, thank you for being here with joy in your heart: how much faith I see in your hearts. Please, why are you not listening to the most important messenger in the universe, My Mother, She who with Her love does everything to protect her children in this world of confusion? Please be in silence, prayer and contemplation: do not talk. Did you want to see the signs of the end times? The signs have arrived and you still do not believe; you have been told that apostasy would enter the Church because of proud, selfish theologians, and this has happened, overturning the words of my Gospel. I told you about famines, plague and diseases that would come, and you still do not believe. I told you that the noise of war would be heard: here it is, everything has already been revealed in the Bible— state against state, governments against governments, men against men, you are afraid of each other, they have taken away your freedom and still you do not believe. Oh, how much faith will I find on My return? And yet, how many trials can be overcome by you with faith and by praying the Holy Rosary. My children, trust and entrust yourselves [to Me] and I will always be beside you; follow in My footsteps and take My hand and I will be with you every day until the end. Now I bless you one by one, in the name of the Father, in My name and in the Holy Spirit, Amen.
And here I am, finding myself pressing the “publish” button for this post on the 11th minute, of the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.
Indeed we now stand at the 11th hour.
Are you among those observing from the sidelines — perhaps out of curiosity, perhaps out of fear — wondering what to do with yourself? Thinking, perhaps, that it is too late in the game to make a life change? Think again. You can still come to the Vineyard of the Lord and He will welcome you with open arms. Perhaps you will even far outshine those who have long labored in the vineyard. But truly, this admonition applies to us all; observers and laborers alike — for each of us no doubt has some level of holiness, higher still than the one we now occupy, which we have neglected to rise to. Rise to it now, dear Christian. It is not too late!
“And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing; and he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’”And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. And on receiving it they grumbled at the householder, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you, and go; I choose to give to this last as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?‘ So the last will be first, and the first last.”
Long have I observed the signs of the times, ever mindful that immediately before the Chastisements arrive, we would need to see the Scriptural prophecy in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 fulfilled. Only this week have I felt the fulfillment might truly be at hand, for it appears we may this very moment be seeing precisely that:
“When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape. “
This is Only the Beginning of the Birth Pangs. Are We Listening Now?
“I was alive during World War II, and it wasn’t this bad even back then.”
This I overheard one man say to another last week as I was out and about my daily endeavors — back when things were nowhere near as bad as they are today as I write this post … under government mandated lockdown in New York and deprived of what has been the anchor of my daily life for the last 12 years — Mass and Holy Communion.
But I do not write this post to reiterate sentiments akin to the one above: almost every article generated every day in the mainstream media is doing precisely that:
“Apocalyptic.” “The Sky is Falling.” “This is not a recession: it’s an ice age.” “This is without precedent.” “Life will never be the same again.” “The world will never be the same again.”
These are the types of headlines one is constantly seeing even in the very mainstream media outlets that are regarded for their cool-headedness. And I will not dispute the validity of these headlines.
But there is one headline I recently saw, which I do indeed want to dispute:
“This is the thing that this generation will remember.”
No, it is not.
Surely, this is a thing that will be remembered, but not the thing; not by a long shot. Though indeed tragic and unprecedented, the present trial is — in terms of temporal disarray — a mere inconvenience compared to what is coming soon. (I give an important qualification on this point later in this post)
It is with absolutely no flippancy or glibness that I chose the title for this article: my wife will be delivering our fourth child any day now, and I know full well that the first birth pang, while it will be quite painful for her, will be only a preview of what is to come thereafter.
But it is also with no sense of “doom and gloom” or “fear mongering” that I chose the title for this article, either: despite all the pain of labor and delivery, it is itself nothing compared to the glory and the beauty of what follows: a new life emerging visibly into the world.
This, of course, is why Our Lord chose precisely this analogy in prophetically describing the days that, it seems, we have now officially embarked upon:
“All these things are merely the beginning of the birth pangs” – Matthew 24:8
But I have been proclaiming this message for a long time; so why this post now?
Because it is now long overdue for the scoffers to cease and desist their scoffing, and get on their knees and beg God’s forgiveness for opposing Heaven’s messages for so long, now that the truth of these messages is stunningly displayed for all the world to see. (And most of the “scoffers,” by the way, are not the worldly; the worldly generally know nothing of these prophecies — a sorry state of affairs I largely dedicate myself to trying to change. The scoffers, rather, are usually “orthodox Catholic” lay people who have appointed themselves the judges of private revelation or who flippantly denounce it merely because it is not a constituent of the Deposit of Faith or because it does not align with their own personal eschatological speculations)
In recent years, trustworthy private revelation has been saying that, very soon, the Eucharist would be very difficult to find. The scoffers scoffed. Now it is a reality — more so than ever before in the entire history of the Church, as far as I can tell (Yes, there were Mass cancellations during the 1918 pandemic as well, and other pandemics, but it seems that those cancellations were nowhere near as universal as what we are now experiencing; in better days, our shepherds did not compete to see who could cancel public Masses more quickly in the face of danger).
In recent years, trustworthy private revelation has been saying that a new disease would inundate the world. The scoffers scoffed. Now it is a reality.
In 2019, Fr. Michel Rodrigue announced that he was told that, come February 2020, he was not to travel outside the country any longer. The scoffers scoffed. This admonition could not have been more prophetic.
In 2019, Fr. Michel begged Catholics to make sure they got to Confession before 2020. The scoffers scoffed. Now they can’t get to confession at all.
In 2019, Fr. Michel said to have several months of food and supplies on hand. The scoffers scoffed. Now they must wish they listened.
In recent years, trustworthy private revelation has been foretelling an imminent financial collapse (to be followed by economic collapse, then total societal collapse). The scoffers scoffed. Now the market has plunged more drastically than ever before in American history, already eclipsing the Great Depression itself. And the collapse seems to still only be in its initial stages.
[For now, I am going to spare you a long list of the details of and quotes from these fulfilled prophecies; I am contributing towards a website that will be public on the Feast of the Annunciation, www.CountDownToTheKingdom.com, that will have much of this]
This isn’t an “I told you so” blog post. I am the last one worthy of saying that, for God knows how many things I should be doing which I am not doing, and what I plead for is His Mercy on my soul, not the vindication of myself before others.
No, rather, this is an “I beg you to now begin listening before it truly is too late” post.
The following article information is from Daniel O’Connor’s recent blog post which can be found here at Daniel O’Connor’s Website.All photo and text credits: Daniel O’Connor.
This is No Time for Retreat: Dare not Underestimate the Power of Your Witness
…the power of your witness only grows ever stronger with each passing moment that brings us closer to the long-prophesied Great Events, and each new day presents an ever more urgent call to boldly proclaim the Faith. I am genuinely convinced of this, and I implore you to test out my thesis yourself. You will find it vindicated.
I’d like to share just a few experiences I’ve recently had with God’s utterly gratuitous outpouring of grace through my own meager efforts — efforts that all the faithful are easily capable of — in hopes of inspiring you to do likewise.
In his post, Daniel O’Connor, a 2019 speaker at the Divine Will Conference at Mystical Rose Gardens, writes about the recent events in Rome, particularly, the tossing of the Amazonian idols into the Tiber. Please click HERE to read his whole post.
Daniel O’Connor (one of the guest speakers at the 2019 Divine Will Conference at Mystical Rose Gardens) has a new book coming out Sept 14th, called The Crown of History. It will be available on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XBHG7GZ But you can preorder now…
Kindle $3 • Paperback $7
http://www.DSDOConnor.com. On the Restoration of All Things in Christ: the Era of Peace. As found in the Magisterium of Pope St. Pius X and Pope Pius XI, and the Divine Will revelations given by Jesus to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Followed by what we can do to hasten this Coming of the Kingdom. Given at the 2017 Divine Will Conference in Tampa, Florida, organized by Thomas Fahy.