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My 2014 Predictions

December 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

The other day, I commented on how my 2013 fared. In short, not so good. But, that’s okay, I never claimed to be a prophet, and predictions are just that, predictions.

I thought I’d share what I think 2014 will hold for us. Without further ado:

  1. Our Lady of Medjugorje will be denounced by Rome as being an invalid apparition, however, Rome will still declare that Medjugorje is a good pilgrimage site.
  2. There will be a very public, and violent attack against Christians and faithful Catholics in the United States.
  3. Catholic employers will be arrested for refusing to provide contraception to their employees.
  4. The Mainstream Media will turn on Pope Francis because he refuses to accept their false views on women’s ordination and homosexuality.
  5. Because of this Pope Francis’ popularity will begin to become low. What will attribute to this is his already apparent disapproval of faithful Catholics.
  6. Pope Francis will announce the canonization of Pope Paul VI, without the second needed miracle.
  7. I will post more often than The Old Evangelization.
  8. I will finalize my Mortal Sin Series to better help you all understand what sins are mortal and why.

I hope and pray that you all had a great 2013 and with any luck, 2014 will be even better.

3 people are talking about “My 2014 Predictions

  1. I think your right on with number 4, and 3 is definatly possible. Theres already been hidden attacks in this regard. it very well could manifest more outwardly. Number one I still think is unlikely. I do respect your thoughts on it! I really do! And if it really does happen, I will fully accept it because the Church’s words are final in these matters…except of course for the current bishop who had his power to approve or disapprove the apparitions revoked from him. Nothing of his words are final on this matter. But Romes are. If Rome does say NO. Than its definatly not authentic.

    But I suspect what will actually happen is that there will be a ban on visiting the apparition site or some more formal declaration that will cause many to stop believing in the apparitions, since one of the visionaries said this would occur shortly before their secrets begin…Like a ban to the apparition site or something more formal from Rome in this regard. These videos as well as many other reasons are a good part of the reason my own heart is moved toward them. I realize theres a lot of people reading this who may disagree with me, and if you do I respect it, but I do think its imporartnt to look at the fruit that’s coming out of Medjugorje:

    There is something real here. If you go to youtube there are hundreds more videos like these. Can Satan really preach a message and appear as love to get people to spit within the Church? Technically yes, but a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. He would be risking a lot and I think if the CHurch was to ban the apparitions or say not authentic, the majority of people who formally believed in them would accept it. I know im just sharing my thoughts and a lot of people are formed in this regard, but these videos are why i disagree, but at the same time, with many mistranslations over the years and other circumstances regarding the bishops of the diocees, I can understand why and respect your opinion in this regard…That and some people just want to wait until an apparition is fully approved before accepting that, and thats often the safest thing to do. Anyhow whatever 2014 brings with these other points, thank you for your great articles. You bring a lot of commentary that is enriching and edifying to the heart. May you and your wife have an excellent year! : )

  2. Stephen,

    It was good chatting with you the other day, but I will respond to another point I remembered that we did not get to chat about.

    According to the Medjugorje website, we read this:

    In addition to this basic message, Mirjana related an apparition she had in 1982, which sheds some light on certain aspects of Church history. She spoke of an apparition in which satan appeared to her, and asked Mirjana to renounce Our Lady and to follow him. By doing so she could be happy in love and in life. He added that following Our Lady would only lead to suffering. Mrjana rejected him, and immediately Our Lady appeared and Satan disappeared. Then Our Lady gave Mirjana the following message in substance:

    “Excuse me for this, but you must realize that Satan exists. One day he appeared before the throne of God and asked permission to submit the Church to a period of trial. God gave him permission to try the Church for one century. This century is under the power of the devil; but when the secrets confided to you come to pass, his power will be destroyed. Even now he is beginning to lose his power and has become aggressive. He is destroying marriages, creating divisions among priests and is responsible for obsessions and murder. You must protect yourselves against these things through fasting and prayer, especially community prayer. Carry blessed objects with you. Put them in your house, and restore the use of holy water.”

    To me, this seems suspect. Why would Mary let Satan appear to the girls? Or from the version I heard Mary appeared as Satan. Regardless, it seems suspect to me that Mary would let Satan go right up to the visionaries. Our Lady of Fatima showed those visionaries Hell and the suffering, so why give Satan free roam especially since Mary crushed the head of the serpent?

  3. I see where your coming from. Initially it may wrong that something like this would be allowed, but remember that in the gospels God lets Satan appear to Christ in the desert. Why? In part, it was to allow Christ to suffer what we suffer. To show the world that his own son experienced what we experience. In the end, this was meant to draw us into further communion with God.

    Of course, the reported visionaries are not God. However this does happen with the saints and even the laity. On countless occupations, you hear of people around the world who are living good lives having had a vision of some dark manifestation in their homes. St. Faustina – Dogs. St. Padre Pio….just read an account of what he experienced in his life. Or even stories on CNN and Fox news every once in a while of firefighters and policemen coming forward giving witness and testimony to real things that occurred.

    So why allow it? In part I think its to allow people to see and recognize that Satan is real. That there is more to this life than just flesh, blood, and a blank slate after we die…That there really are angels. The majority are good, while some are bad.

    In the end I don’t see anything disturbing in it. The message is actually powerful, and re-emphasizes a message given to Pope Leo. In 1884 Pope Leo was saying mass in his private chapel in the Vatican. Suddenly he collapsed and related to hearing a vision between God and Satan. The Lord told Satan that his time was nearly up. But Satan interjected promising that if given more time and power, he could destroy the Church. When asked how long, Satan said one century. He needed one century of greater influence to accomplish this. It was granted of him. The Lord told Satan that he would allow it while promising that shortly after that time ended, he would suffer a humiliating defeat.

    Pope Leo was startled by the vision. So much so, that he composed a prayer to be said at the end of every mass. It was prayed up to the second Vatican council.

    Why did God allow Pope Leo to see this? I think it was allowed so that he could write a prayer to help raise awareness that Satan is real, and wants to destroy those who love God. It wasn’t just for the people though. I think it was for the pope on a personal level.

    In the end I respect your stances on this Jeff. I do think that the apparitions are authentic, and will someday be found to be so. I also suspect that there will be a ban of pilgrimages or something of that nature before the events addressed by these visionaries occur. But if you are opposed to Medjugorje, I respect that. These are my personal beliefs, and with what I have heard from others (good sane people who are educated and not quick to believe in the supernatural), I think somethings going on there. However it is my opinion, and it never hurts to wait until something is fully approved before believing it.

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