Friday, January 29, 2021

Divine Mercy for America


The Battle for Good over Evil Continues
International Week of Pray and Fasting Starts Today

Dear faith-filled friend,

We've made it through Basic Training. Now What?

The 54-Day Novena for Our Nation that over 100,000 just completed on October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, has been like going through basic training. We should now be strengthened and prepared to take part in the ongoing and intensified battles waged upon the world as we come closer to the imminent Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Divine Providence has placed all of us here at this particular time in history. Our Lady has summoned us to join her and now we continue in the next phase of the campaign: the 28th Annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting, which just happens to begin on day one of the Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.

And for the first time since its beginnings you do not have to travel to Washington DC to attend. This year everyone can participate virtually online! Each day you will have access to three talks from leading Catholic clergy and laity, Holy Mass, the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and more. It is simple just go to The current daily talks and liturgies will be available free and for a $30 donation you will have on-demand access to all of the events from every day.

Live Mass with Bishop Strickland at 1 pm EDT to launch IWOPF

Although it is called a "week" the time frame is actually nine days, so basically it is another novena. From Columbus Day, today, through October 20th you are being called to join us in intensified prayer and fasting of some kind each day, and we have fantastic resources to help you do it!

Click below to hear Maureen Flynn, director of IOWPF, give us details as well as some astonishing insights. For instance, did you know that our world came close to nuclear war in the early 1980s? It was prayer that saved us

A Great Joy Filled My Soul

Today, as Pro-Life marchers take to the streets in our nation's capitol, we ask you to fast in reparation for the sin of abortion and for the conversion of those who ardently promote it.

Passage 39 from the Diary of St. Faustina  was read at the conclusion of Mass this morning celebrated at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. We immediately thought it was the perfect thing to reflect upon while fasting today.

The video posted below the passage explains the reason for the devastating chastisement upon Warsaw (abortion) but also how God's mercy is "greater than our sins and those of the entire world."

The last part of this Diary  passage gives us a clue as to why and how things can and will change if we persevere in our call to holiness and spiritual battle. Let us focus on "the kindness of Jesus" and in "seeing the goodness of God" rather than the hate and carnage laid waste by the evil one so that we can say as did St. Faustina, "a great joy filled my soul" because who couldn't use some joy right now??

Thank you Jesus. Lord, have mercy.

Dave & Joan, your fast friends

 + One day Jesus told me that He would cause a chastisement to fall upon the most beautiful city in our country [probably Warsaw]. This chastisement would be that with which God had punished Sodom and Gomorrah. I saw the great wrath of God and a shudder pierced my heart. I prayed in silence. After a moment, Jesus said to me, My child, unite yourself closely to Me during the Sacrifice and offer My Blood and My Wounds to My Father in expiation for the sins of that city. Repeat this without interruption throughout the entire Holy Mass. Do this for seven days.

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament 1905-1938

On the seventh day I saw Jesus in a bright cloud and began to beg Him to look upon the city and upon our whole country. Jesus looked [down] graciously. When I saw the kindness of Jesus, I began to beg His blessing. Immediately Jesus said, For your sake I bless the entire country. And He made a big sign of the cross over our country. Seeing the goodness of God, a great joy filled my soul.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Are the Storm Clouds of a Civil War Looming over America?

“America needs much prayer lest it lose its soul.” 
~St. John Paul II

Dan Lynch
January 28, 2021

From the mass media reports, it appears that there are storm clouds of a Civil War of morals and values in our culture looming over America.
The division in our culture is between the proponents of a Culture of Life and the proponents of a Culture of Death. There are acts of a civil culture war from the proponents of a Culture of Death that include the “canceling” of a Culture of Life, vandalism of statues, violence in the streets, boycotting, and employment and social media terminations.


In 1987, St. John Paul II issued a warning to America when he left Detroit. "This is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition for her survival - yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn."

In 1993, at World Youth Day in Denver, St. John Paul II warned America againHe said, “If you want equal justice for all, lasting justice and peace, America:  Defend life. America needs much prayer… lest it lose its soul. Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first apostles. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis….  America, defend life so that you may live in peace and harmony. Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life.”
These are the most severe prophetic warnings that America has ever received. St. John Paul II warned us that the very condition for our nation’s survival is to respect the unborn. He used the warning words of the prophets, “Woe to you….”

In 1855, President Lincoln said, "Can we, as a nation, continue together permanently - forever half slave and half free? The problem is too mighty for me. May God, in his mercy, superintend the solution."
One hundred and forty years later, St. John Paul II said, “President Lincoln’s question is no less a question for the present generation of Americans.  Democracy cannot be sustained without a shared commitment to certain moral truths about the human person and human community.” (Address, October, 1995). President Lincoln’s question for the present generation is, “Can we continue together as a nation permanently–forever half pro-death and half pro-life?” The answer is no!

Like the prophets of old, St. John Paul II called the Church in America to conversion by “a profound interior renewal through a revitalization of missionary zeal. As the tragic events of September 11, 2001 have made clear, the building of a global culture of solidarity and respect for human dignity is one of the great moral tasks confronting humanity today.” (Address to U.S. Bishops of Boston and Hartford, September 2, 2004).
19 years later, with no respect for human dignity, New York celebrated its legalization of abortion up to birth by lighting up its Freedom Tower, the replacement for the Twin Towers that God had allowed to be destroyed by the chastisement of the Attack on America. A Culture of Death invites God’s chastisement as an act of mercy to bring people to repentance and salvation. Let us learn from the lesson of the chastisement of the American Civil War.   

The Chastisement of the American Civil War
Abraham Lincoln recognized that nations as well as individuals are subject to chastisements. In the middle of the American Civil War he said, “We know that by his divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world.”

He believed that the American Civil War was a chastisement from God and that America had to humble itself and pray. On March 30, 1863, he proclaimed a National Day of Prayer and Fasting. He said,
It is the duty of nations, as well as of men to own their dependence on the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.  . . .

And insomuch as we know that by his divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?  . . . 

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.  . . . It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
So, let us turn to God, humble ourselves, and pray for his healing of our country. He said, “If  my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 14).

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Divine Mercy for America



We are Dave and Joan Maroney, initiators and campaign directors of Divine Mercy for America. Since 1999 we have dedicated our lives to helping Catholic parishes and schools learn about, live and spread The Divine Mercy message and devotion as Mother of Mercy Messengers. In our personal as well as our missionary lives we have encountered thousands upon thousands who have been incredibly transformed by Divine Mercy and we are convinced that it is the most important message and devotion for our times. The promises are unparalleled and the gift too great not to make known to one and all.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Commitment to the unity of Christians is not just a task for the few, or an appendage to the life of the Church. Each is called to offer his or her contribution to help take those steps towards the full communion of all Christ's disciples, never forgetting that it is, above all, a gift constantly to be implored from God.” 
Pope Benedict XVI

Dear Friend of Jesus King of All Nations,
May the peace and love of Jesus be yours and may you have a happy and holy New Year!
On the day after his election as pope, Pope Benedict XVI said that his “primary commitment would be working tirelessly toward the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers.” He appealed for prayer “so as to be aware that the holy cause of the re-establishment of Christian unity exceeds our poor human efforts and that unity, finally, is a gift of God. God and our love are the condition for the unity of Christians.” He concluded, “They are the condition for peace in the world.”
Later, Pope Francis said, “I am one of many who called Benedict XVI the Pope of Christian Unity. He placed the full communion of the Church at the forefront of his Papacy. This was clear in his overtures toward our Orthodox brethren, whom we recognize as a Church and whose priesthood and Sacraments we recognize. It was evident in his outreach to the separated Christians of the Reformation communities of the West.”
He continued, “The Gospel proclaims that in and through Jesus Christ, authentic unity with God - and through Him, in the Spirit, with one another - is the plan of God for the entire human race. The Church is the way to that unity. For the Church to continue the redemptive mission of Jesus effectively, she must be one. It was not the Lord’s plan that she be divided. It is His plan that she be restored to full communion.”

So what does Jesus require of us? He requires, as Pope Benedict XVI said, prayer and love for the condition of unity and the condition of peace. He requires Christian unity as a sign to the world that He is truly the Son of God! To help us to realize this unity He wants us to pray for it. Pope Francis prays for it and Jesus King of All Nations revealed His Chaplet of Unity and asked us to pray for it.
Jesus prayed that the Church would be united as a sign that His Father sent Him to the world. He prayed, “I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17:20-21).  Christian unity will be a sign for the entire world to believe!

Theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Abide in My Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit.” (John 15:5-9).

“Jesus gave His life for all out of His love for all,” said Fr. James Loughran, SA, Director of Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII). “To abide in His love reminds us that we live in a community celebrating our gift of unity.”

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, churches of all faiths are called together to form a vibrant and prayerful witness for Christian Unity by heeding Jesus’s prayer “that they all may be one.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Light in the Darkness of the US Capitol

Dan Lynch
January 14, 2021
On January 6, as the United States Congress was convened in the US Capitol building, outside the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Divine Mercy Image of Jesus brought the light of Christ through the Peaceful Prayer Presence of peaceful prayer warriors, as the darkness of violence descended.

Guardians Mark Hall, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, below and next to Our Lady on the left was present at the Capitol Building with the assistance of best selling Catholic author, Ted Flynn (not in the photo).

Shortly before the violence began at the Capitol building, one of the prayer warriors texted my daughter from the ground, “I met so many wonderful people from all over America. Patriots who were all law-abiding. We stood for hours in the cold with no places to eat and the city provided one bathroom for the million that were there. There was no littering-the place was clean!
“We all said how safe we felt with that many people - so thoughtful and considerate. They were wonderful people-very kind and thoughtful!”

It appears from the media that the protest was pre-planned and not spontaneous and that the protest began even before President Trump finished his speech.
The chief federal prosecutor in Washington declared that he is pursuing conspiracy charges, apparently on the basis that the attacks on the Capitol involved multiple acts and multiple conspirators working in concert with each other.
Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said,
“In the weeks leading up to the January 6 rally, the FBI was aware that some people were planning to travel to the D.C. area “to cause violence.” Read more here:
And the official timeline of events constructed by the New York Times through videos shows that protesters began breaching the perimeter of the Capitol a full 20 minutes before President Trump even finished his speech.
As President  Trump’s speech near the White House came  to an end, he called on audience to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” toward the Capitol. He did not promote any violence. Rioters at the Capitol were already continuing their violent clash with police officers.
So, it appears that President Trump could not have incited an attack on the Capitol that had already been pre-planned by others and was in motion before his speech ended. Read and see more here:
It is obvious that in addition to a few hundred protesters, there were tens of thousands of people of goodwill peacefully and prayerfully present at the United States Capitol building.

Both light and darkness were there. Satan is the prince of darkness.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12-19).
So, what are we to do to stay in the light?
We can stay in the light and avoid and conquer the darkness of violence through personal holiness,
 St. John
 Paul II’s Plan for the Third Millennium. We should strive for personal holiness in and through personal relationships with one another and with Jesus Christ through prayer, penance and the sacraments. We should begin our penance through fasting from undue use of social media with its argumentation and unreliable assertions of facts and news that can lead to anxiety, anger and ultimately violence.
St. John Paul II inaugur
ated the third millennium with his Apostolic Letter, At the Beginning of the New Millennium. He wrote, “We are certainly not seduced by the naive expectation that, faced with the great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you! This program for all times is our program for the third millennium. “  
He reminded us of the universal call to holiness. Holiness is the perfection of charity. “All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” All are called to holiness: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2013).
The way to holiness is through conversion to Jesus Christ, reconciliation with Jesus Christ and one another, relation with Jesus Christ with prayer and the sacraments, meditation on Jesus Christ, consecration to Jesus Christ, reparation to Jesus Christ, imitation of Jesus Christ and action for Jesus Christ.

St. John Paul II reminded us that we are not saved by a plan, but by a Person, Jesus Christ, whom we encounter in Scripture and Tradition, prayer, sacraments (especially Confession and Eucharist) and each other.
He recommended that we meditate on chapter 5 of the gospel of Luke and that we study The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Learn more about St. John Paul II’s plan here.
If we become holy and good, we will have holy families, the foundation of a good country, and the happiness of many. The government is not our Savior. As St. John Paul II reminded us, he is a Person, Jesus Christ.

Let us pray the United States Bishops’ Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe for peace, love and unity in our country. You may find it here

Friday, January 1, 2021

Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Men

Dan Lynch
December 31, 2020
Hail, holy Mother! The child to whom you gave birth is the King of heaven and earth for ever. (Introductory Rite to Mass of the Solemnity).
January 1 is New Year’s Day, but more importantly it is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. This Solemnity has been celebrated since early Christianity. Mary’s title as “Mother of God” (Theotokos in Greek) was defined by the Church at the Council of Ephesus in present-day Turkey in the year 431.
Many people ask, “How could Mary be the mother of God since He preexisted her?  She did not exist before God, so how could she be His mother?”
However, the title of Mary as “Mother of God,” does not mean that she, like God, existed from all eternity. She is a human person who is the source of the human nature of Jesus Christ and gave birth to Him, who is true God and true man, “the Word made flesh.” (John 1).
Since Jesus had no human biological father, Mary contributed all genetic material to the formation of His human nature. As St. John Paul II wrote in his encyclical Redemptoris Mater (Mother of the Redeemer), "[Jesus] is the flesh and blood of Mary!" (See Catechism of the Catholic Church 485).
Jesus Christ is God-man. He is one divine person with two natures, divine and human. Mary is not the mother of His divine person and divine nature since He is the un-created Creator. Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, a divine person with a divine nature who shared her human nature. The Word was made flesh in her and through her. (See John 1:14). Therefore, Mary is truthfully the “Mother of God”.
Called in the Gospels "the mother of Jesus," Mary is acclaimed by Elizabeth, at the prompting of the Spirit and even before the birth of her Son, as "the mother of my Lord." In fact, the One whom she conceived as man by the Holy Spirit, who truly became her Son according to the flesh, was none other than the Father's eternal Son, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Hence, the Church confesses that Mary is truly "Mother of God" (Theotokos). (Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 495).
Not only is Mary the Mother of God, but she is our mother as well. This was Christ’s gift to us from the Cross when He said to St. John the Evangelist, “Behold your mother!” (John 19:27). Jesus didn’t mean her to be only the mother of John. These words of Jesus from His Cross were universal and intended for all human beings for all time. That’s why the Second Vatican Council said that Mary is Mother of God and the Mother of Men. (Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, No. 54).
The Council quotes St. Augustine who said, “She is clearly the mother of the members of Christ … since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head.” (Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, No. 53). “She cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity in the work of the Savior in restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason, she is a mother to us in the order of Grace…. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation. By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into their blessed home. (Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, Nos. 61-62). “Maternal” charity is the love of a mother and that is how she cares for us.
This means that Mary is not just a Queen who sits on her throne in heaven twiddling her thumbs. She really cares for us, her children, on earth. She wants to have a personal relationship with us. We, in turn, should trust her with a child-like love that “mother knows best!”
She wants to unite us with Christ totally so that we may say with St. Paul, “The life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me.” (Galatians 2:20). As at the wedding feast at Cana, Mary points out our needs to Him as our mother and tells us, “Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5).
So, let us do what He tells us, and honor our mother and His. Out of her love for us, she has appeared on earth many times over the last one hundred years, calling us to conversion, prayer and penance beginning at Fatima, Portugal, and continuing today at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.


At Medjugorje, Mary revealed Ten Secrets to the visionary Mirjana Soldo. Our Lady told Mirjana, “What I started at Fatima, I will finish in Medjugorje… I have shown you many terrible things… but my Heart will triumph!”

Mirjana told me, “The most important thing is to respond to her requests for conversion, faith, prayer and fasting and not to be fearful of any secrets.”
Please read my new book, Medjugorje’s Ten Secrets: How to Prepare based upon interviews by me and others with visionary Mirjana Soldo. Get ready for the secrets and learn about the urgency of the requests of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, and how to respond to them. Help her to bring the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart and the New Era of Peace. Mary told Mirjana, “Be Ready.”

Father Livio Fanzaga, Director of  Radio Maria in Medjugorje, said “I believe that the time of secrets coincides with [2021] the 40th year of appearances.”  

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