God AND Country Now
(Last Updated 4/4/2023)
WHERE WE ARE and WHERE WE ARE NOW GOING
Our country is NOW showing many SIGNS of the “END TIMES” from the COMMUNIST CHINA VIRUS to DRUG OVERDOSE, VIOLENCE, RIOTS, CORRUPTION in ALL INSTITUTIONS, IMMORALITY, WARS, unusual WEATHER and the many DIVISIONS in our culture, churches, government, and families.
We DO NOT KNOW exactly when Jesus will return, or the Messiah will come, but it is getting closer!
The Bible says when you see these SIGNS “you may be certain that He is NEAR”. At Catholic Mass, we often pray: “we await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ” and "we look forward to His Second Coming”.
St. John Paul II said, “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.” In 2000 he canonized Saint Faustina to whom Jesus said “prepare the world for My Final coming... Mercy is a sign for the end times …..after it will come the Day of Justice....the awful day of My justice is near.”
In 2015 Pope Francis declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy saying, “Listen to the Spirit that speaks to the whole Church in this our time, which is the time of mercy”.
We are NOW called to have Mercy (aka Love) for all others and ourselves!
This is our last chance to get right with God by following His Commandments and by also helping others do so! We must love all others as we love ourselves!
It is time not only for the Corporal Works of Mercy (helping our neighbors in their bodily needs) BUT ALSO THE NECESSARY Spiritual Works of Mercy which include:
Council the Doubtful, Instruct the Ignorant and Admonish the Sinner.
We are morally required to show mercy to all by fighting evil with:
1. Prayer, 2. Our Good Example, and 3. Action appropriate for the situation.
As Pope Benedict said: "It is the duty of the laity to participate actively in political life” …. for lay faithful to bear witness to Christ and the Gospel in the civil and political community”.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom… 2239 The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel... 2242
We are called to be the Church Militant, ----- especially Now!
Our Country’s Founding Fathers strongly stated that our country could not succeed without morality. John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”. By not following our Judeo-Christian heritage our secular culture has had disastrous effects on our religions and morality. Corruption is now extensive in governments, the media, entertainment, schools, businesses, and even our churches.
Life, Marriage, Family and Religious Freedom are being attacked by many who use our governments to promote their devilish agendas. Immorality has now morphed into Amorality!
This terrible situation is NOW becoming more obvious to more people who NOW need our Spiritual Works of Mercy to help guide them to The Truth and away from Relativism. What are we to do before it is too late at this most crucial time since America’s founding?
In addition to our prayers & good example, we are morally required to learn the truth and take action by passing it on to others. Some helpful organizations and their website links include: Catholic Vote, and its free newsletter The Loop, LIFESITE, Priests for Life, MassResistance, MASS Family Institute, MASS Citizens For Life, Problem Pregnancy, and their national affiliates. Faith & Freedom Coalition, The Cardinal Newman Society, Alliance Defending Freedom, Judicial Watch, Media Research Center, Divine Mercy, The Divine Will, Luisa Piccarreta, Queen of the Divine Will, The Now Word, Countdown to the Kingdom, The Wanderer Newspaper, EWTN’s World Over & it’s National Catholic Register.
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Thank you very much! God Bless you, your Families, our Country and our Churches!
With Love AND Truth! – Trusting in God's Mercy and may
His "Will be Done on Earth as It is in Heaven"!
If we really Trust in God and ask Him what He wills for us at this time, He will lead us!
Victor J. Melfa BS, MBA, MA, ABD
College of the Holy Cross, ‘57
Columbia U., - Northeastern U.
CEO, God AND Country NOW
Chrm. The Training Associates
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Holy Cross Cardinal Newman Society,
Legatus, Ave Maria University,
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