The End is Near

In honor of all the rapturists:

On a serious note, modern Marian prophecy, approved by the Church, has given us a few things to do that are pretty simple and which many good Catholics are not doing, such as

  1. Getting to confession monthly
  2. Frequent (and worthy) reception of Holy Communion
  3. Praying the Rosary Daily

Here is Pope Benedict last year at Fatima:

We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: “Where is your brother Abel […] Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!” (Gen 4:9). Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end… In sacred Scripture we often find that God seeks righteous men and women in order to save the city of man and he does the same here, in Fatima, when Our Lady asks: “Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which he will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which he is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?” (Memoirs of Sister Lúcia, I, 162).

Fundamentals, boys and girls, fundamentals.

7 thoughts on “The End is Near

  1. I thought no one knew the day nor the hour … why do people keep forgetting that? And, where did the ‘rapture’ thing originate anyway?

    Well, if this ‘scare’ gets all of us Catholics to remember the fundamentals, then it’s not so bad.

  2. Remember Dave: As G.K. Chesterton said, ‘The Catholic Church is the only institution which will save a man (or woman) from the degrading slavery of a bad hairdo… ahhh… I mean from the degrading slavery of becoming a child of the age”.

    IHJMJ Bob

    Ave Maria, ora pro nobis.

  3. Skeeter Davis may have had bad hair but she also had a 10 year ban from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for sharing her faith in the Lord with the audience during the chitchat between songs. Would that Catholic entertainers had such courage!

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