Two faces of postmodern France
There are those, even secular, who still honor the beautiful, Good and True. They include the atheists and agnostics who respond affirmatively to my question: “If the normative Christian God was true would you want it to be so?”
Then there are those who hate Christendom and what is left of it.
You’re entitled to either view. But opinion carries us only so far before it smacks against ontology. In other words, the reality of the normative Christian God, whether He exists or not, is not contingent on our opinions, tears, cheers, votes or prayers.
I am not proclaiming this is a fulfillment of prophecy, but I will bring to your attention three points from the Church approved apparition of Our Lady of Lasalette (1846):
“Paris will be burned.”
“France, Italy, Spain and England will be in war; blood will flow in the streets; Frenchman will fight with Frenchman, Italian with Italian; subsequently there will be a general war which will be appalling. For a time, God will no longer be mindful of France or Italy, because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer known. The wicked will deploy all their malice.”
“Rome will lose the Faith and become the Seat of the Antichrist.”
Well folks, Rome has lost the Faith; just compare current teaching and pronouncements with stuff pre-1960. This is not an insult to sincere Catholics who through no fault of their own, simply do not know this. There are many folks of good will and sincere desire to serve God, (clergy and lay) in the mainstream Church. But they maintain their Faith in spite of modernist Rome, not because of it. Even an honest atheist, if they compared the Old Faith with the nuFaith, can see there is rupture- not an organic development with the Faith of the Saints. Many Catholics from all jurisdictions would agree we have a really problematic and distressing pope but no anti-Christ yet, to our knowledge.
In the last days satan will set-up a counter-church “which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ.”
“The Church was critically spurned in the last few centuries because it claimed that it was Catholic and universal, uniting all men on the basis of one Lord, one faith and one Baptism, but in the new era, what the modern lost soul will take particularly about the counter-Church, is that it is catholic or international. It breaks down all national boundaries, laughs down patriotism, dispenses men from piety to country which the Christ enjoined, makes men proud that they are not Americans, French, or British, but members of a revolutionary class...
– Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, 1947
Paris will be burned… did you know there have been 50+ Catholic church burnings since February in France? No? Gee why would the media not bother considering this newsworthy?
Civil war in within the EU? England? France? Italy? Never happen? Hmph. What news have you been reading?
Fulfillment? No, in spite of the alignment in many respects I don’t think so yet. But if the current under reported uprisings against the anti-Christian state flourish into something bigger then I think we are seeing the times spoke of by Our Lady of Lasalette.
For your sake: go to confession (at least yearly), go to Mass (at least weekly). If you don’t have the Traditional Mass then pray the Rosary and say the Act of Contrition frequently. Pray for the return of the Old Faith where you are. These are things you should be doing whether OL Lasalette is correct or not. Even whether Chicken Little is or not, as many secularists would mock Christians as being.
Time is short (prophecies aside- we never know when our time is up). You can ignore at your own peril, but you cannot say that you haven’t been warned.
This coming Friday we look upon Him who died for your Sins. The perfect Lamb of God. The Precious Blood, shed for you. Do we receive this with entitlement or with conviction?
God gave you your gift of Faith. He gave you your Holy Baptism. Do you respond with indifference or a life lived worthy to the vocation of being the Saint you were created to be?
For many of us, it’s not the rules we break, but our own inaction and indifference that is the greatest obstacle to our vocation and peril to our soul and eternity. The First Commandment is often forgotten long after the others are kept habitually with fidelity.
“Thou shalt not have other gods besides Me”
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
This day resolve to pray and recommit with all you have those words of the Our Father: “Thy will be done.” Ask your Lord and King, given what He has given you in resources and talents what you are meant to do to restore Christendom, to be a light in this postmodern world that mocks Him when they haven’t forgotten Him.
God doesn’t NEED you. BUT He HAS chosen you. Your soul was changed and marked forever unto Him via your Holy Baptism. That entails great privilege, but also great duty and responsibility. It entails a commission.
“You have not chosen Me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.” – John 15:16
Are you going to refuse the summons from your King? Or perhaps you’re going to bury your talent in the ground while Christendom burns around you. Your choice. Choose BOLDLY.
The Parable of the Talents
“For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’
And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’
He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’
But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’
– Matthew 25:14-30