Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Do You Hear the Call?

I've taken to keeping up with Mark Mallett again lately. He has had some heart-stopping posts about the times we are in and the possible times to come. He has spoken with people who supposedly receive messages from Heaven and they all seem to be saying the same thing: Prepare yourselves, call upon God's Mercy, turn your hearts back to the Lord, now, while it is still easy. He talks of coming persecutions on the faith, the Holy Father going into exile and Priests being martyred.

This past Friday we went to our Miles Christi Evening of Recollection. During a talk about St. Paul, Father really caught my attention when he began to speak about how we need to strengthen our faith, how we need to be able to stand up for our faith and be ready to immediately defend the Holy Father if he is persecuted. What he had to say sounded very familiar. In fact, had I had the chance, I was going to ask him if he had been reading Mark Mallett, too :)

Then yesterday I got an email that had a video in it from Real Catholic TV. If you've never checked them out, you should, it is quite interesting. They have a section with videos by Michael Voris called "The Vortex". In this video, he is quite forceful. He doesn't hold back any punches. He askes us if we are ready to be RADICAL Catholics; not just good Catholics, but radical Catholics. Are we ready to be so Catholic that our neighbors despise us and want to kill us? Interesting questions. If you have a chance, check it out. It will give you some good food for thought.

Finally, I was doing some blog hopping and I ran across Allison's post about a Mom's retreat she went on this past weekend. Funny thing is, most of the notes she posted from the retreat deal with this same topic about how we need to prepare and what we need to do to stay anchored to the Lord and His Church. Do you think God is trying to get our attention, or what?

As we finish off our Lent and prepare for Easter, let us pray that we will "have what it takes" to withstand whatever it is that may be coming our way.


  1. Laura Another awesome post! I went over to Allison's post and it was fantastic! I encourage people to take the time to read her post, too. I can't figure out how to send her a comment, but I would like to know where she went to that retreat! God bless the Priest! Similiar messages are coming from the Priests at SJC, Laura.

  2. Laura, I am seriously worried that you would even post a link to that rug wearing nut job. Honestly, I have never heard anything crazier. Yes, we are called to convert others and save souls but not by derision. It reminds me of the zealots. Earnest but VERY misguided. PLEASE reconsider even supporting this guy or the web site he is on. HE is the the devil, NOT in disguise. He takes truths...cutting back on expenses, spending more time with others, putting our faith into action...and twists them, spewing hatred and garbage!

  3. I think the Radical catholic guy was an April Fools joke.

  4. Anon - I've never read or heard anything negative about Michael Voris, so what you say is interesting. Anyone else hear anything negative?

  5. Isn't what he actuallly says negative enough? He says to love others in one breath and in the next says that all of our neighbors should hate us to the poing of wanting to KILL us? Come on!