During September’s study session in Rougemont, Canada, it was repeated that Social Credit, also called Economic Democracy, is a means to the ultimate end which is the salvation of souls. Man needs material goods to live his life on earth, but the earthly life is only a passage upon which our eternal fate in the hereafter will be determined. “At the end of our life, we will be judged on love,” said St. John of the Cross. In the Gospel, Mark said: “For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?” (Mark 8:36). We will not carry with us into the hereafter the goods we have accumulated but the good we have done for others.
In his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Reconciliation and Penance, published in 1984, St. John Paul II explained that all sin, while personal, because it is an act of the free will of a particular man, also has social consequences:
“By virtue of human solidarity which is as mysterious and intangible as it is real and concrete, each individual’s sin in some way affects others. This is the other aspect of that solidarity which on the religious level is developed in the profound and magnificent mystery of the communion of saints, thanks to which it has been possible to say that ‘every soul that rises above itself, raises up the world.’ (The expression is from the French writer and servant of God, Elizabeth Leseur, Journal et Pensees de Chaque Jour, Paris 1918, p. 31). To this law of ascent there unfortunately corresponds the law of descent. Consequently one can speak of a communion of sin, whereby a soul that lowers itself through sin drags down with itself the church and, in some way, the whole world. In other words, there is no sin, not even the most intimate and secret one, the most strictly individual one, that exclusively concerns the person committing it. With greater or lesser violence, with greater or lesser harm, every sin has repercussions on the entire ecclesial body and the whole human family” (Reconciliatio et Paenitentia, n. 16).
If the sins of the few have consequences for all, so then must the good acts, prayers and sacrifices of the few have consequences for all. In Fatima, Mary said that many go to hell because no one has prayed for them. This shows the importance of sacrifice, reparation and penance for the salvation of sinners. In 1876, during an apparition in Pellevoisin, France, the Blessed Virgin Mary lamented: “And France, what have I not done for her? How many warnings, and yet she refuses to listen! I can no longer restrain my Son.” As it is, God uses victim souls, a small number of people who serve as a lightning rod to prevent the whole world from perishing. This “restrains my Son” said Mary.
All the messages from heaven, whether from Jesus or from His holy Mother, are contingent on how we respond to the call for conversion. God sent Jonah to warn that if the inhabitants did not convert Nineveh would be destroyed. They repented and Nineveh was spared. God told Abraham that he would spare Sodom and Gomorrah if he found ten righteous men. At Fatima, Our Lady said: “Russia will convert and we will have peace; otherwise it [Russia] will spread her errors around the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church.”
These messages warn us what can happen IF we do not amend our ways. “But except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13: 5). God desires our conversion, He does not want any soul to be lost but even the Almighty cannot force our will because without free will there is no love.
God continues to send us calls for conversion and warns us of potential disasters if we remain deaf to his messages. In His mercy, and as an ultimate recourse, God sends events to shake us from our indifference. Our eternal salvation is at stake: will we spend eternity in heaven with Jesus and all the saints, or in hell with Satan and the damned? Here are excerpts from a meditation written by Canadian missionary and singer/songwriter Mark Mallett, who publishes a spiritual blog online defending the Catholic Church called “The Now Word, reflections for our times“. Posted on July 11, 2019, it is titled “When the Earth cries out”.
by Mark Mallett
I have resisted writing this article for months now. So many of you are going through such intense trials that what is needed most is encouragement and consolation, hope and assurance. I promise you, this article contains that—though perhaps not in the way you would expect. Whatever you and I are going through now is a preparation for what is coming: the birth of an era of peace on the other side of the hard labour pains the earth is beginning to undergo.
It is not my place to edit God. What follows are the words being given to us at this time from Heaven. Our role, rather, is to discern them with the Church: “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good” (1 Thess. 5:19-21).
“Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the person through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin” (Luke 17:1-2). The next time we hear of a millstone in the Scriptures is in a vision of St. John’s of a chastisement upon Babylon: “A mighty angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone and threw it into the sea and said: “With such force will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down and will never be found again” (Rev. 18:21).
It would seem a “great shaking” of this generation is needed if there is to be any realistic hope for the future: “The consciences of this beloved people must be violently shaken so that they may “put their house in order”… A great moment is approaching, a great day of light… it is the hour of decision for mankind. —Servant of God Maria Esperanza, Antichrist and the End Times, p. 37 (Volume 15- n. 2).
The signs of this shaking are all around us—literally. Volcanoes and earthquakes are seemingly ramping up worldwide. “We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded.” — Research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California
Scientists, utilizing the best technology at hand, have failed thus far to predict earthquakes or volcanoes. But a housewife in America has not. Jennifer is a young American mother (her last name is withheld at her spiritual director’s request in order to respect the privacy of her husband and family). She was perhaps what one would have called a typical Sunday-going Catholic who knew little about her faith and even less about the Bible. She thought at one time that Sodom and Gomorrah were two people and that the beatitudes were the name of a rock band. Then, during Communion one Mass, Jesus began to audibly speak to her, giving messages of love and warning, “My child, you are the extension of My message of Divine Mercy.” Since these messages focus more on the justice that must come to an unrepentant world, they do indeed fill in the latter part of St. Faustina’s message:
“…Before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice…” — Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St. Faustina, n. 1146.
After presenting her messages to John Paul II, Monsignor Paweł Ptasznik, a close friend and collaborator of the Pope and the Polish Secretariat of State for the Vatican, said she was to “spread the messages to the world any way you can”.
Several times, Jesus tells Jennifer that the earth is responding to the sins of mankind. As such, He warns: “A great shaking is about to come forth for the earth has begun to show mankind the depth of his sins, and yet, your signs will multiply”. —July 20th, 2005
Her messages echo those of many seers throughout the world; many who have their bishop’s endorsement. Jesus warns of a coming financial collapse, war, and remarkably, what we are beginning to read now in the headlines.
“My people, the time has come, the hour is now and the mountains that have been sleeping will soon be awakened. Even those that have been sleeping in the depths of the seas will awaken with enormous might.” —May 30th, 2004
In June, 2019, Newsweek reported a previously “extinct” volcano had suddenly awoken in Russia. In May, Science Magazine reported an underwater volcanic eruption that created an 800-meter high mountain rising from the Indian Ocean floor, “the largest such underwater event ever witnessed” that generated a “hum” heard all over the planet. California just experienced its greatest shaking since the previous century—and this has scientists now watching strange activity at the supervolcano stirring in Yellowstone National Park. That evokes a rather direct prophetic word from Costa Rican seer, Luz de María, who has the approval of her bishop:
“Children, humanity will be surprised by the fury of volcanoes still unknown. Man will again live without the sun’s heat. Pray… the Yellowstone volcano will mercilessly scourge all of humanity.” —Oct, 6th, 2017
Again, such prophetic words are not infallible. At the same time, another expert is warning that one hundred “massive” volcanoes are now on the cusp of eruption. “There’s quite a lot of them — but we don’t really yet have the science to suggest which of the hundred is more likely than any other.” —Professor Steven Sparks, University of Bristol; December 30th, 2018
“Coast to coast you will see a ripple effect of the earth shaking and you will see massive interruptions all over this earth. For as I have shown you in this vision, parts of this earth will disintegrate like ashes in a fire.” —Jesus to Jennifer, February 4th, 2004
Perhaps one is tempted to dismiss this warning as sheer doom and gloom except that what Jesus is allegedly saying to Jennifer He and Our Lady are saying to seers all over the world. Again, Luz de María: “Pray, My children, volcanoes are purification for the nations”. —September 28, 2017
Our Lady also said: “The volcanoes will roar, awakening man from sleep, in one place and another; they will make man invoke the Creator.” —September 5, 2017.
Of special note, says Jesus, is the sin of abortion; the killing of the unborn. Chillingly, recent polls show support for abortion in the United States is now at an all-time high. And the nation is beginning to shake. It would seem all of God’s chosen messengers are saying the same thing: such unrepented sin will not go unanswered.
Servant of God Maria Esperanza stated that not only the spiritual but the physical core of the earth “is out of balance… There will be problems and certain natural calamities”. Servant of God, Luisa Piccaretta, also foresaw this trembling of the earth as a response to mankind’s unrepented sin:
“I was outside of myself and I could see nothing but fire. It seemed that the earth would open and threaten to swallow cities, mountains and men. It seemed that the Lord would want to destroy the earth, but in a special way three different places, distant from one another, and some of them also in Italy. They seemed to be three mouths of volcanoes—some were sending out fire which flooded the cities, and in some places the earth was opening and horrible quakes would occur. I could not understand very well whether these things were happening or will have to happen. How many ruins! Yet, the cause of this is only sin, and man does not want to surrender; it seems that man has placed himself against God, and God will arm the elements against man—water, fire, wind and many other things, which will cause many upon many to die.”1
All of this may seem too surreal to imagine and thus one is tempted to believe that life on earth is not going to be disrupted; that things will simply continue as they are for the most part, for better or worse as they always have. And yet, the earth is stirring at this hour in ways that scientists did not predict nor expect. Moreover, nations are rising against nation, false prophets are emerging in the Church, and the love of many grows cold—all at the same time, just as Our Lord predicted in Matthew 24:7-12, and these, He said, are but the labour pains.
In the end, both Scripture and the prophetic revelations we are hearing from all over the world speak of a remnant of believers being preserved for the birth of an era of peace. In the highly regarded revelations to Sr. Mildred Mary Ephrem Neuzil, Our Lady of America (whose devotion was officially approved) stated quite candidly:
“What happens to the world depends upon those who are living in it. There must be much more good than evil prevailing in order to prevent the holocaust that is so near approaching. Yet I tell you, my daughter, that even should such a destruction happen because there were not enough souls who took my warnings seriously, there will remain a remnant untouched by the chaos who, having been faithful in following me and spreading my warnings, will gradually inhabit the earth again with their dedicated and holy lives. These souls will renew the earth in the power and light of the Holy Spirit, and these faithful children of mine will be under my protection, and that of the holy angels, and they will partake of the life of the Divine Trinity in a most remarkable way. Let my dear children know this, precious daughter, so that they will have no excuse if they fail to heed my warnings.” —Winter of 1984
1) The Crown of Sanctity: On the Revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta by Daniel O’Connor, p. 108, Kindle Edition