Are We Seeing a Turning Point in This Mother of All Spiritual Wars?

Are We Seeing a Turning Point in This Mother of All Spiritual Wars?

There is no denying the fact that we are in the throes of the greatest spiritual war in all of Christian history. The Latin phrase, motus in fine velocior, is commonly used to indicate the faster passing of the time at the end of an historical period. I’ve heard it said that it means, “Things accelerate toward the end.” We are living through an historical hour which is not necessarily the end of times, but certainly could be marked as the end of an era. I wrote about the potential significance of the 100 years since Fatima, which could be the “100 years of Satan.” That 100 years concluded this past year, 2017.

Let’s review how we got here:

  1. The 17th century so-called “Enlightenment” period produces Deists who no longer believe in the supernatural power of God. This “disbelief” becomes slowly entrenched in the leadership of our Church.
  2. On October 13, 1884. Pope Leo XII receives vision of 100 years of unbinding of Satan.
  3. 33-years later (to the day), the growing secularism brings the warning of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. She calls this anti-supernatural the “Errors of Russia.” Many, including me, believe Satan’s 100 year unbinding begins with this warning from the Blessed Mother in Fatima.
  4. The same year (1917) brings the Russian Revolution, and Pope Benedict XV also warns against this disregard of the supernatural in his encyclical, Humani Generis Redemptionem … “If on the other hand we examine the state of public and private morals, the constitutions and laws of nations, we shall find that there is a general disregard and forgetfulness of the supernatural, a gradual falling away from the strict standard of Christian virtue, and that men are slipping back more and more into the shameful practices of paganism.”
  5. With the disregard of the supernatural, paganism explodes onto the world scene. At the 50-year mark of the “100 years of Satan,” comes the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s.
  6. At the same 50-year mark of the “100 years of Satan,” our Bishops balked just as “faith/belief” met its greatest challenge. Instead, the Deists among the Bishops were full of passionate conviction, as they abused the documents of Vatican II to put forth their anti-supernatural agenda. These Deists among the bishops have done everything within their power to remove from our lived experience of Catholicism anything that would point to the divinity of Christ (I call this “Stealth Arianism”), and the supernatural quality of our faith. Everything has been stripped from our churches – sacred art, sacred architecture, sacred music, and the sacred elements of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – and we are left in the barren desert of secular banality. By the time I entered seminary in the 1980s, we were not offered one minute of Eucharistic Adoration, and you were asked to leave seminary if they discovered a devotion to the Blessed Mother, as you were seen as fanatical.
  7. Weakened, with little or no supernatural power or supernatural weapons (naked and unarmed on the battlefield) to stand against the tactics of the devil, Satan accelerates his agenda: “For the past 50 years, every major institution has been captured by the radical secular left. The media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, theater, the arts, literature — they relentlessly promote the false gods of sexual hedonism and radical individualism. Conservatives have ceded the culture to the enemy. Tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged — their innocence lost forever — because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon.” -Jeffrey Kuhner, Washington Times
  8. Over this 50-year period, the Bishops continue to balk in the face of this “free reign of Satan” and, instead, by and large, rebuke priests for speaking up against these maladies (charged issues) in our culture. They seem to, collectively, be mainly concerned with “holding things together” … churches were to be “safe spaces” where nobody is offended. During these 50 years, priests who promote a restoration of the “sacred” (supernatural) are seen as the “problematic extremists” who are causing the division in our Church. One bishop told his priests to not pray in front of Planned Parenthood, as he didn’t want his priests associated with “extremists.” Instead, abortion-friendly politicians are invited to receive the Eucharist.
  9. In the past few years, Satan becomes even more arrogant and aggressive as he does not even bother to hide (See HERE). Satanism is promoted and becomes mainstreamed (a growing fad, especially among youth), Satanic symbols are projected on high-rise buildings, satanic symbols and costumes at Super Bowl halftime shows and Hollywood award shows, the contraceptive mandate forced people of faith to pay for others’ contraception, marriage is redefined for the first time in civilization, adulterers and sodomites are invited to receive the Holy Eucharist, grown men are told they can share bathrooms with little girls.
  10. Deists among the Bishops are now moving more aggressively to change doctrine in the Church. Alice von Hildebrand put it this way: “Now let us abolish the terms “conservative” or “liberal”, the terms “left” and “right” which are secularistic. I suggest that we say from now on “those who have kept the sense of the supernatural and those who have lost it”. That is the great divide, that is the essence. Do you look at the Church and her teaching, whether dogmatic or moral, with a supernatural eye, or do you look at it with secular lenses? That is the divide.”


Where Are We Now?

If one holds the theory that the “100 years of Satan’s unbinding” concluded in 2017 (and I do), then what are we facing now? I believe Revelation 12 unlocks the answer …

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him … He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.” -Revelation 12:7-9,17

Recall what I wrote above about my 1980s seminary formation, that we were not offered one minute of Eucharistic Adoration, and if you were discovered to have a devotion to the Blessed Mother you were thrown out of seminary for being a fanatic. What is very interesting about this is that those two stark examples of “anti-supernatural” – belief in the Real Presence and devotion to Mary – constitute the two pillars in St. John Bosco’s classic dream/prophecy.

So, what we are now witnessing – mostly in the last half of Pope St. John Paul II’s papacy, and throughout Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy – is an ever increasing devotion to the Blessed Mother and a much greater reverence for the Holy Eucharist. At their root, belief in the Real Presence and devotion to the Blessed Mother constitute a deep belief in the supernatural power of God. Like Peter, who walked on water after our Lord’s encouragement, we began to doubt, and we began to sink – “You of little faith!” Matthew 14:31.

And so we see that, during Satan’s 100-year reign, it was not Satan who became stronger, it was we who became weaker (supernaturally).

But, all of that is now changing.

Just as the centennial year of Fatima was closing, beginning on the Feast of St. Faustina (October 5, 2017) – just two days before one million faithful prayed the Rosary on Poland’s borders, and as the whole world honored and prayed to Our Lady – the disinfectant sunlight began to expose evil. On October 5, 2017, Harvey Weinstein was the first exposé, which led to many others, and the advent of the #metoo movement. Astonishingly, Hollywood began to stand against the objectification and sexualization of women – WOW! Also, having dodged a corrupt Clinton administration in the 2016 Presidential election, much of the deep state corruption is now being revealed throughout the government. And, as we all know, this disinfectant sunlight is now purifying our Church.

Why is God sending so much light to reveal all of this entrenched evil? Because we are growing stronger than Satan by our BELIEF! We are now BELIEVING in the power of God and the necessary supernatural grace we must protect at all cost. We are now BELIEVING in and honoring with deep reverence the amazing Real Presence of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. We are now BELIEVING in the amazing gift of our Blessed Mother and the many beautiful devotions and sacramentals provided as our supernatural weapons against the power of Satan.

Our restored BELIEF in this hour is the reason why God is answering our prayers!!

“’Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours'” (Mark 11:22-24).

Satan isn’t strong enough (Rev. 12:8) to stand against our BELIEF and he knows his time is short (Rev. 12:12), and so Satan and his minions are having a big ole temper tantrum right now.

THAT is what you are seeing on the world’s stage and inside our Church.


D-DAY of Spiritual Warfare, October 7, 2018

The image for this article is that of Mont Saint-Michel (Mount St. Michael), described by Bishop Robert Barron as “the mysterious, mystical, and hauntingly photogenic abbey situated on a promontory just off the Normandy coast.”

Just as we saw on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy and in the Battle of Lepanto, now is the time to join alliances as a HOLY LEAGUE to “deal a fatal blow” to the free reign of Satan. This is why I have been calling October 7, 2018 our “D-Day of Spiritual Warfare.” Everything has led up to this time and this hour.

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Beyond our earthly forces, we must also call upon the heavenly forces. Recall that in Revelation 12 it said, “Michael and his angels fought against the dragon” (Rev. 12:7). In the last novena – of the six novenas we have been praying during the 54 Day Rosary Novena – the dates go from September 29 to October 7. September 29, “coincidentally” (God-incident), is the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.

Several dioceses have, just in the past week, re-instituted the St. Michael prayer at the end of Mass. We NEED St. Michael and his army of angels NOW! “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but the dark forces in the supernatural realm” (Ephesians 6:12).

In these last nine days, I am asking all Special Forces Prayer Warriors to add the mighty Chaplet of St. Michael. This powerful chaplet is designed to call on St. Michael and all nine choirs of angels to engage battle with you.

Knowing we were going to intensify our spiritual warfare in this way, I created a brand new “St. Michael Combat Chaplet.” For those who have been following our spiritual warfare campaign, you’ll recognize the St. Michael Medal on this Combat Chaplet as the “Peace Through Strength Challenge Coin” with the beautiful images of St. Michael and Our Lady Queen of Peace, who is also invoked as “Virgin Most Powerful.”

To learn how to pray the St. Michael Chaplet, go HERE

If you would like to use the internet to pray the Chaplet of St. Michael, you can do so HERE

To order your own St. Michael Combat Chaplet, go HERE

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