2. The Powerlessness of the Secular Spirit
Jan 29th, 2015
The evils of the human heart elude the secular mind. It does not take into account those sinful disorders which constantly distort society and turn it away from the good. Failure after failure. What begins with the highest aspirations, gradually turns upon itself and is degraded.
I speak now about America itself, a city set upon a hill, deliberately brought forth from my Immaculate Heart, founded upon religious faith, with a constitution based upon God-given rights. I brought you forth in your revolution and preserved the union in your civil war. Now, I face my greatest crisis. You want to declare yourself “secular”. How many foolish steps you have taken to remove religion from your schools and your public life. Go back and trace the history of these two parallel roads.
The more you chose to be secular, the more you declined. How far you are along both paths! I must speak so your eyes are opened because you must choose and the choice is at your door. Your great decline is imminent, far closer than you realize.
Do not be surprised. Do not ask, “Why have these events happened?” I am telling you why. You have accepted the secular spirit. Secularism cannot overcome the evils in the human heart. These evils weaken a society, remove truths and proclaim lies – like a woman’s right to kill her child. Millions and millions of your children are dead. Human evil saturates every part of America because you have extinguished the purifying fire of God’s Holy Spirit, replacing Jesus’ gift with your powerless secular spirit. How close! How close is your decline. The destructive events will begin this year but will not culminate this year.
Comment: The secular spirit removes all restraints upon the person’s heart and cannot curtail human selfishness.
3. Removing the Blindness of Secularism
Jan 30th, 2015
America, you must open your hearts to religious faith. Instead, you close the doors and even the windows. Time moves quickly and I cannot allow you to reach the point of being totally walled in, like Jerusalem surrounded by the Roman army. Otherwise, nothing will be left of you, not one stone upon another. All your walls will crumble and your city devastated.
Every day, this light of secularism grows, destroying all the harvest of faith. For your children, faith belongs to an earlier generation. You have so successfully inoculated them that faith cannot enter their bloodstream nor have any effect on their decisions.
Such is America 2015. You do not even know what a perilous state you are in. In 1929, came your stock market collapse and the decade of the depression. However, your people had faith and the family structure was strong. America was tested in the economic furnace and came forth purified and strong.
What faith will you have at the coming economic collapse? Where is the strength of your family structure? You have only government programs that themselves are in debt. Let my words strip you naked. In these events, your secular clothes will fall like tattered rags that can no longer cover the poverty of your faith.
Yet, some flames of faith burn brightly, guarded against the secular ice age by the family and the churches. They are relegated, for now, to the sidelines. Their voices stilled and quieted, removed from the marketplace and given a hearing only in the sacred assembly.
What will happen to the secular person when life is changed by the future events? Although many will go into darkness and despair, some will hear my voice and regain their faith. How many? I must awaken the churches to prepare by prayer and fasting. The future events will offer you new opportunities. The scales of secularism will fall from the eyes of many.
Comment: Secularism flourishes when times are good but has no answers in times of trial. Only faith can help people to survive and move on.
4. What Secularism Leaves Behind
Jan 31st, 2015
The secular person deliberately chooses a road without God. What is the great attraction? Freedom. The person seeks a freedom to form his own world and to follow his own will. No restraints. No commands which say, “Thou shalt not”.
Having freedom is a powerful attraction, especially for the young who have their whole life ahead of them. When they reach the height of their youthful powers, they see only an open field for whatever they choose. Such is the powerful secular attraction.
But what has it left behind? What high price does the secular person pay for this freedom? These are the unexamined aspects of their choice. They leave behind the world of faith, a God who loves them and Jesus who died for them. They leave behind those powers which can control the evil in their heart. (Yes, every heart has evil tendencies.) They leave behind both the power to overcome sin and the power to be forgiven when they do sin. They leave behind the whole concept of sin. The secular world must repress guilt because it denies a God who alone can take away our guilt.
Secular man sets out on the great sea of life without a compass. He destroys all of God’s maps because he wants to discover his own reality. He is a child without a father and a wise man without a teacher. He is bereft, alone, forsaken, lost and hopeless – all from his own free choice (or because his secular society, bereft of divine faith, gave him no other option).
Secular society is like a beautiful rose cut off from its roots, free to be placed anywhere, but inevitably dead. This is Western society which has chosen to remove itself (for the sake of freedom) from its religious soil.
Now, the truth has become stark. False hope is fading. Who would dare to say that the secular beliefs have constructed a better and safer world? Look at your society, filled with unbridled selfishness. In a secular society only the ego rules supreme because God has been toppled.
Comment: Our Lady gives a piercing analysis of the bad fruits of secularism.
5. Secularism Destroys Religious Faith
Feb 1st, 2015
Bereft of faith in a living God who created him and calls him to live forever, the secular man must create his own goals and walk his own path. When he joins with others in the work of forming a society, they must begin by destroying a society of faith that already exists and is an obstacle.
So, they began to dismantle religious practices, tear down religious symbols and point out all the faults of religion, all for their hidden agenda of establishing a secular state. They convince people that the world they are building will be free of what they call religious prejudice.
As they accomplish their goals, especially among the young, a truly new society emerges. New gods appear. New lifestyles. New freedoms. Everyone congratulates themselves. They have successfully rejected a faith that they claimed belonged to an unenlightened age.
They set out a new path, totally oblivious to the problems built into the human heart. When the human heart does not serve the living God, it serves itself. When it rejects a life after death, it seeks to make earth into a self-serving paradise.
All goes well as long as society fulfills all the person’s needs. When all is prosperity, the secular society flourishes, totally unaware that it cannot cope with economic collapse.
O secular America, how will you survive the events that I am speaking about so clearly? Many will not. They have been cheated of religious faith. They do not serve any God and do not believe in a God who will help them in a time of crisis. So, I speak to those who do believe. Treasure your faith. Nourish and grow in your faith. Hold tight to it. If you have set it aside, find it again. Return. The time is short. When the events come, you will thank me for these words.
Comment: Today is the high point of the secular society – Super Bowl Sunday.
6. Returning to the Father’s House
Feb 2nd, 2015
No one asks, “Where does this road lead?” The secular religion sees only the freedom and the removal of restraints, which allow the person to set aside obligations to God and the many moral demands required by the gospels.
So, mankind sets out like the Prodigal Son, its pockets filled with money and away from the father’s authority. But, where does that road lead? Fortunately, in his squalor, the son remembered his father’s house. He realized that even his father’s servants lived better than he. This led to his decision, “I will return to my father’s house”.
Today, however, many of the young born into a secular society have never experienced the heavenly Father’s home. They do not know the Father’s table where the fatted lamb is served. They know only the husks meant for pigs. When the events come and when the prosperity of the secular world collapses, they will be totally lost, unaware of their Father’s house.
I must raise my voice and I must act. I will use these little locutions to preach everywhere. My voice will not be limited to the Churches. I will go and seek out my prodigal children. I will carry them back to the Father’s house. Many, for the first time, will understand what the secular world has stolen from them. Even though they did not grow up in the Church, they will know that they have come home.
O reader, if you are away from the Father’s house, I will lead you back. The heavenly Father, will embrace you and clothe you with peace.
Comment: The secularized world deliberately sets aside the Father so it need not accept His authority.