The Antichristic has manifest itself and shadowed the Cross in every age of the Church. Our era is hardly an exception. The war on the moral and natural laws today is ominous. And, be it near or far, we may be approaching times even more difficult.
Catholics and other Christians who resist evils today and who try to explain why on the Internet— make no mistake in this age of total surveillance—are writing (2) their own possible indictments. Therefore those Christians who get all giddy boasting of how many people “subscribe” to, watch or listen to their “shows” are … well…
Tribulation and Peace Are Not Opposites.
There are no easy answers or options that I can see. Nothing was easy at the foot of the Cross. Nor can it be easy for us in the face of the crucifixion of the Church which we have lived to behold. We can only strive to be courageous and remain in a state of grace.
“I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” — Jn. 16:33
“…this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.“— John 3:19, 20
We must beg for the grace to be wise, because,
“Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”— Rev. 13 – 3,4.
This anxiety, all these uncertainties too are signs of the Antichristic, a New Time. The Antichristic always shadows Christ. And, because we have been told this from the beginning, we should not be overly surprised. Christ is the Alpha and Omega of history. He will provide us with the grace needed in every circumstance. It is up to us to receive it and to never flee the Cross.
God’s answer is ever the same.
1 Jn 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; 7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
Christians are those who confess their failings and “press on” to our higher heavenly calling in Christ.
Pope Pius X at the very dawn of the 20th century warned urgently,
“The nations have raged and the peoples imagined vain things” (Ps. ii., 1.) against their Creator, so frequent is the cry of the enemies of God: “Depart from us” (Job. xxi., 14). And as might be expected we find extinguished among the majority of men all respect for the Eternal God, and no regard paid in the manifestations of public and private life to the Supreme Will — nay, every effort and every artifice is used to destroy utterly the memory and the knowledge of God.
5. When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” of whom the Apostle speaks (II. Thess. ii., 3). Such, in truth, is the audacity and the wrath employed everywhere in persecuting religion, in combating the dogmas of the faith, in brazen effort to uproot and destroy all relations between man and the Divinity! While, on the other hand, and this according to the same apostle is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God, raising himself above all that is called God; in such wise that although he cannot utterly extinguish in himself all knowledge of God, he has contemned God’s majesty and, as it were, made of the universe a temple wherein he himself is to be adored. “He sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God” (II. Thess. ii., 2).
6. Verily no one of sound mind can doubt the issue of this contest between man and the Most High. Man, abusing his liberty, can violate the right and the majesty of the Creator of the Universe; but the victory will ever be with God — nay, defeat is at hand at the moment when man, under the delusion of his triumph, rises up with most audacity. Of this we are assured in the holy books by God Himself. Unmindful, as it were, of His strength and greatness, He “overlooks the sins of men” (Wisd. xi., 24), but swiftly, after these apparent retreats, “awaked like a mighty man that hath been surfeited with wine” (Ps. Ixxvii., 65), “He shall break the heads of his enemies” (Ps. Ixvii., 22), that all may know “that God is the king of all the earth” (Ib. Ixvi., 8), “that the Gentiles may know themselves to be men’ (Ib. ix., 20). — E. Supremi. On the Restoration of All things in Christ. Pope Pius X – 1903, emphasis supplied
And elsewhere he wrote in warning,
“…the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.” — Pope Saint Pius X, Letter “Our Apostolic Mandate” to the French Episcopate, 1910. — SH
(1) I say Traditional, not necessarily “Traditionalist” (even Sedevacantists call themselves “Traditionalists”). Those “Progressive” Catholics who betray traditional Catholics in order to follow the world’s agenda may have it easier, that is if they themselves are not betrayed by their lying rulers.
(2) Write or otherwise declare…
— New Discourses: 21st Century Reeducation: The Digital Gulag. Technocracy.