Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and Prophecy in 1976

Presently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is meeting in Baltimore (thanks, KFD). Timothy Cardinal Dolan, outgoing President of the USCCB, on behalf of the Conference, welcomed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio (essentially, the Holy Father’s “ambassador” to the U.S.), to deliver an address to the assembly yesterday evening. You can read the full text of Archbishop Vigano’s address here. It’s interesting.

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John Paul I and Cardinal Wojtyla, 1978

There’s a quote in the Nuncio’s address that caught my attention, given by Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) in an address during the Eucharistic Congress in 1976 for the Bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He said:

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…”

That was nearly forty years ago. We can continue to pretend that the world isn’t afflicted by something…. very dark…. We can continue to believe that the instant times are not different than times before…. but JPII makes our denials seem all the more…. ridiculous.

We must become like barnacles and firmly attach ourselves to the Rock, lest we get swept away by rising tides. Jesus says that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Rock. He doesn’t say that all Christians will be saved. So long as we are the Rock, and the Rock is us, we are safe!

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10 thoughts on “Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and Prophecy in 1976

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  2. would be teaching in a very new way. Since they were confirmed they should have the basics of their faith so I told them what I am going to do is to prepare them for the battle they would face in life that would try to tear them away from their FAITH abecause they were in for a battle and I

    would try to give them the powerful weapons to fight the battle. It s

    • sorry having problems get so far printing and then it disappears so better cancel the post. Am 80 and teaching high school class and giving them the weapons to fight the battle ahead. I am getting harrassed (even in getting this printed) by the evil one who does not want them to know. Students really attentive. Ned prayer Thanks

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  4. Pope John Pauls comment is not new with him. As far as modern times La Salette message, Card. Manning in 1800s talks of it, Soloviev of Russia in 1880s. Lucia of Fatima, Sr Faustina. Its that we dont want to hear it because its too scary.

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