Posted by: Thomas Richard | July 15, 2022

The Book of Revelation Was Written For Times Like These!

Every day, it seems, the news has the same sad story of our beloved Church: once more, the Pope is praising and elevating those he should be correcting, while denouncing, insulting and restricting those he should be praising and thanking.  It is astounding.  It is deeply, deeply troubling.  Those who reverently embrace the Sacred Tradition of the Church, which has preserved and clarified Holy Truth through centuries of salvation history – these he dismisses as reactionary and rigid. 

Those who seek to make the Church more like the world, to modernize it in the worst possible sense of the word, these he makes bishops, archbishops and cardinals.  And they are the cardinals, of course, who will eventually vote into office the next pope – and these are of the same mind and purpose as himself.  The Church has been captured by modernists from within.

                  Be it ever so humble and small, Truth IS.

The parallel to the secular political situation in America is striking.  Biden seeks to overturn everything Trump did; Francis seeks to overturn everything St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI did. Biden and the progressives want to pack the Supreme Court to make it a rubber stamp for the progressive ideologues; Francis and the increasingly progressive curia in the Vatican want to pack the college of cardinals and thus the next consistory to insure progressive “catholic” popes well into the future.  Progressive politicians want to erase history, and the constitution, to redefine what America stands for; progressive “catholics” want to erase everything other than the unwritten  “spirit” of Vatican II, so they can redefine the Catholic Church and who we are, in Christ.  Progressives in and outside of the Church want a Great Global Reset bending the world toward their leftist ideology.  They want the world.  

Brothers and sisters, it is satanic.  Progressives inside the Church and progressives outside the Church are in lock-step with one another, because they are of one heart and mind, and their unity with one another comes not because they conspire together – they don’t have to even speak to one another, they are of one heart and one mind already with one another.  Thanks be to God we are not alone in the struggle that has come upon us!  The Lord – our Lord, Jesus Christ – promised He would be with His faithful ones, until the close of the age.  And that may well be very near indeed.  

Our challenge is to remain faithful, and grow ever closer to Him, and to one another in Him, in the Truth that is timeless.  St. Paul wrote:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;
besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,…(Eph 6:10-18)

And I would add, pray as well for those faithful Catholic leaders – deacons, priests and bishops – who are remaining faithful to the Faith of the Church, clearly, bravely, beautifully, many at significant personal cost.

There is something we all must do – we can, and we must seek to grow in faithfulness and holiness and in divine charity in our Lord.  We must pray, and repent of any crippling love for this passing world, for He is coming.  Following in the footsteps of our Lord, we are called to offer our prayers, works, joys and sufferings in humble reparation for sinners, in union with Him and His Cross, that we might remain in mind and heart with Him.  Again, St. Paul wrote:

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to his saints.
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ.
For this I toil, striving with all the energy which he mightily inspires within me. (Col 1:24-29)

Let us keep our eyes and ears open, listening always for His holy will, that we might always say “Yes!” As did our mother in Christ, our Blessed Mother Mary.  Her Immaculate Heart will triumph over the hatred and deceits of the evil one; her heart, in His, seeks to keep us gathered into Him, into eternal Truth, no matter the darkness that must yet come upon this fallen creation. 

The evil one hates Mary, and all who honor her; he hates Truth, and all who will to live by it even in the rising tides of his lies.  The evil one hates life!  And seeks only to kill and lie and destroy.   We see his ugly lusts all around us: abortion, contraception, adultery, fornication, counterfeits of love, denial of human sexuality, power for power’s sake, ruling for ruling’s sake, hurting and killing in blood lust blind to the sufferings of others.  This creation is drunk with blasphemy, cruelty, murders and lies; its days are numbered.  Look up!  He is very near.


  1. May God help us all to ponder His great Love and Mercy in these difficult times, for He speaks to us in order to teach us His Truth. The more we listen to Him the more we learn His Will for us. The Book of Revelation is the last book in Scripture, and He tells us to Repent, offering Mercy to those who do. Mary listened and did His Truth. Her Immaculate Heart will triumph over evil.

    • Yes, the Holy Spirit arranged well, the books of divine revelation: this “last” in the New Testament serves the full Gospel well, with closing emphasis on His first and last words to His Creation: “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the Gospel.” (Mark 1:15) Thank you for your comment.

  2. Thank you, thank you , Thomas for your courage. We shall arm ourselves as St. Paul compels us to do.
    In Christ Our Lord and His Mother.
    Jan and Chuck Mills

    • Paul’s words, are they not, very important to these times! Foot-soldiers as well as commanders in servitude to the evil one are on the attack with every weapon at their disposal, to weaken or destroy the spiritual lives of the loving servants of the Lord. We must grow strong – stronger – I believe, as the times grow more dangerous.
      Please pray with me that parishes around this country and the world will awaken to the times at hand, and teach, and exhort, and strengthen the faithful in the interior life of prayer. Our prayer-communion with God must be fortified and protected, lest in great trials we break away with the crowd, and be lost.

  3. Thanks Thomas for this beautiful blog. The book of Revelations was so inspiring filling me with hope and love for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit!! The evil one hates Mary our Mother, but she will triumph in the end. Thank you for this blog and our Bible Study!!

    • I am happy to hear the book of Revelation was received so well, by you and in you! Many are afraid of it; many know it so poorly that the glory of God within it is lost to them. No, every word is beautiful, of the words of God; all Truth is His, and is all-beautiful. Thank you for faithfully being part of the Study!

  4. Thomas thank you once again for your profound wisdom and insight into the Scriptures and for being a voice in the wilderness crying out to God’s people.

    His Word is True and cuts through joint and marrow to reveal Truth to us. for every one of life’s difficulties even planning your last will and testament. If we search for answers from His Word we will find it for every situation under heaven.
    For my particular concern He gave me Number 27: 1-8. A friend gave this scripture verse just when I needed to understand how to righteously divide my will.
    Our Lord is so good and kind. He wants to help us if we but wait and listen and seek Him with all our hearts. He answers. I praise Him for His Word.
    He is the Word of God. Living and True . As you said Thomas let us keep our eyes and ears open, attentive to His will. Mary Most Holy, Ark of the New Covenant pray for us.

    • Thank you Christine for your testimony praising the glory of The Word of God, Holy Scripture! It is a joy in my heart, to hear praises of the faithful for Holy Scripture – which is food for the spirit so urgently needed in these times. God wants all His people to know how important it is to listen to Him – to learn how to listen, attentively, responsively, obediently – to listen so as to hear, to hear so as to believe, and to believe so as to live His holy Life as a faithful witness to Him in this darkening world.
      Yes – Mary Most Holy, pray for us.

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