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Two sermons on the End Times November 20, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Four Last Things, General Catholic, Latin Mass, manhood, persecution, priests, sanctity, Society, the enemy, true leadership.
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Ars Orandi has linked two sermons given by a traditional Catholic priest on the End Times. I believe these sermons were given about 4 or 5  years ago, not that it particularly matters.  Video Sancto has posted them to Youtube.  As with Audio Sancto’s policy, Video Sancto also will not disclose the identity of the priest.

In the videos below, the priest combines descriptions of the End Times, or Parousia, from Scripture, with the opinions of various Doctors and Saints on the subject, especially St. Robert Bellarmine.  Some of it is speculative, or private revelation, whereas portions of it are doctrinal –  the priest keeps a pretty good distinction between the two in the sermons.  It was clear to me which was which, at any rate.

Many souls see in the crisis afflicting the Church, how it developed, its depth and breadth, and its continuing effects, strong signs of what might be considered the early stages of the Parousia.  We know from Scripture there will be diabolical disorientation on a mass scale, and that the True Church will be persecuted severely.  Our Lady, through various unprecedented apparitions ranging from Quito to La Sallete to Fatima to Akita, has warned us that  much of this persecution will come from within the Church itself.  But, there are also many contrary opinions who try to downplay any connection between present events and the End Times.  Certainly, it is critical not to get lost or obsessive in our concern over trying to discern whether certain current events presage the end of the world.  As the priest makes abundantly clear in both sermons, we must be concerned much more with the state of our souls, and insuring we die in the State of Grace, rather than being inordinately focused on trying to divine the date of the end of the world, or freaking out because we see some clear sign of its near-term coming.

Our Lord said that those times would be times of enormous confusion, with the antichrist leading the vast majority of people away from the True Faith.  Certainly, the stage seems to be set for that, but we should be forewarned that clinging to anyone or anything save Barque of Peter will be our undoing.  We must read the signs of the times, yes, and maintain a calm, prayerful disposition towards foreboding developments, but we must at all times remain focused on our own salvation.  It is almost certain we will die well before the world ends.

Nevertheless, the below is great information.  I find the videos help me pay attention a bit better, so I appreciate Video Sancto putting them up.

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Comments

1. RC - November 20, 2013

Is it Catholic teaching that the time we are living in now will lead up to the final judgment.
Or, like some visions saints have had, where they talk about the Church going through a great trial then coming out more glorious than ever, then later on after this period the Antichrist comes. Which one is Church teaching?

tantamergo - November 20, 2013

Neither. The Church doesn’t make Doctrine regarding any specific time being the end times. The Church simply does not have that competence from God. We have been given knowledge of some of the characteristics of the end times, but not when they will be.

So, this could be a period of trial where the Church will emerge glorious on the other side – OR – it could be the start of the end times. No one knows.

LaGallina - November 21, 2013

I have been reading “Trial, Tribulation, and Triumph” by Desmond A. Birch. He gathers many Church-approved Catholic prophesies and uses them to make the case that we are headed for a “minor” (but terrible) chastisement, followed by a period of peace and triumph of the Church. (Period of peace could last 20 years or hundreds of years, he says.) After this time of peace the world would be corrupted again, leading to the Major Chastisement, followed by antichrist.

I would be interested to hear what other people think about his book.

2. Polish Archbishop – those who gender perversion will be put on “reservations” by 2050 | A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics - November 20, 2013

[…] ….The denial of God is unmistakable behind the gender ideology, and it is the base engine of this “ideology of self-destruction.” For it is God who “created man as man and woman,” said Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski. “He created them for a life together, not that each go his way, and not for homosexuality, but for the second unit, for marriage, so that they beget children, continue to give life and rule the world. Then perhaps the deluge might come after us,” said the archbishop. [Interesting that the Archbishop would reference the end times, or a second chastisment of truly vast proportions, allegedly referred to in the unreleased portions of the Third Secret of Fatima. Almost a Providential tie-in with my previous post.] […]


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