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Robert Lazu Kmita | Remnant Columnist, Romania

By incarnating in the history and time of fallen humans, God the Son, Jesus Christ, has extraordinarily introduced eternity into history. By dying and then rising again, He opened the gates of Jerusalem for us, but at the same time, He also reopened the gates of the fallen world (and time) to eternity.

Both the signs of the end and the signs of recognizing the antichrist have been left to us in the inspired texts with the purpose of warning us about the imminence of crucial historical events. Their purpose, however, is never to satisfy our human curiosity, but to urge us to repentance, to penance, to prayer – to a life of more intense and deep sanctity.

One of the things almost completely forgotten in our post-modern world is the heroic spirit. That is, precisely that state of mind which, in times of peace but especially in dark times, we need the most. If we read carefully the Holy Scripture, we will find out that every Christian is called to heroism. The one who emphasizes this, inspired by God, is the Holy Apostle Paul:

“Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect” (Ephesians 6: 11-13).

You know what thoughts and feelings can arise in front of a “phenomenon” that defies the laws of our fallen world. As for me, I hadn’t expected for even a minute to witness such a perpetual miracle.

This is why the heroic deeds of the virtuous impress everyone: Because they make an indescribable love visible. Only those who truly love can give their lives for the beloved. That is why there were pagan Roman soldiers who converted instantly upon seeing the patience and serenity with which Christian martyrs endured the most terrible tortures.

Everything is presented as if the Church only begins with the Second Vatican Council. Until then – we are told – the Bible had been marginal, excluded from the “center” of the lives of Catholics.

Nothing surprises us anymore when we see the way in which the Holy Liturgy and sacred symbols have been treated by completely excluding them and replacing the Liturgy of the Ages with a “manufactured” liturgy.

After describing the terrible events of the pedophilia scandals involving priests in major Roman Catholic Archdioceses like Boston, Weigel showed that the substrate of these true networks of sin is linked to what he aptly called the “invisible schism.”

Far from having concrete evidence to support evolutionism, Darwinists have produced one of the greatest deceptions in the history of science by fabricating archaeological evidence, counterfeiting analyses, and creating an absurd chronology.

“Pray as you can, until you can pray as you should.”

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