More and more, the culture of death is showing its demonic face in celebration of evil. Last year it was the black Mass in Oklahoma City. A few weeks ago it was up front and personal in Detroit with a Satanic group unveiling a 9-foot bronze statue of Baphomet (Lucifer) flanked by two children looking up with worship in their eyes. (Remember the millstone for those who scandalize children?)
And then, a few days ago, August 10, Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction and fertility rites was projected on the Empire State Building. It was the end of a several weeks of nightly projections showing endangered species. The event included (why are we not surprised) Cecil the Lion. What did we have here? Ancient paganism resurrected where animals are worshiped and pagan gods idolized.
Add another diabolical image to the repertory. You can read the story here.
Add to these events the revelations about Planned Parenthood in recent weeks. Some of the videos show the remains of human infants being manipulated and handled on spotless medical counters that remind one of the altars of pagan sacrifice. One of the great crimes of the Canaanites was the bloody sacrifice of their children to the god Molech. Well now, aren't we there? Fifty-three million dead babies is certainly a lot of human sacrifice!
What are all these incidents telling us? The U.S. is becoming ground zero in the battle of the two standards. Those familiar with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius recognize the reference to the meditation where two armies gather for the final confrontation. Christ and his army gather around the City of God, Jerusalem. Jesus is beautiful to behold and exhorts his troops with great kindness. He stands on the plain with them in humility and urges them to follow Him and take up the fight for souls. A completely different picture appears with Lucifer and his army gathered around Babylon, the City of Destruction. The devil sits on a high throne amidst a scene of fire and brimstone, dark with stinking smoke everywhere and a cacophony of wailing and gnashing teeth. Lucifer screams and threatens the mob of demons below urging his devils to go out into the world tempting and destroying souls in order to bring them down to hell.
Well, it is pretty clear that the battle is heating up and the devil is no longer concerned about hiding his identity. He used to follow the strategy of debunking himself -- you know the little red-caped figure with forked tale and a pitchfork. Everybody laughed and ridiculed the idea of his existence. No more. His minions are worshiping openly these days with public officials like Obama happy to enter into the celebration. And as his idols are raised in various cities what can we expect? It won't be pretty, that's for sure.
Hang on to your rosaries, folks. These events are a warning. You cannot publicly mock the God of the universe and expect His blessings upon you. We are in for a rocky ride and I expect it will partly involve economic collapse. Many in this country have put money and power above everything. They are likely to lose both. Pray and do penance that when things get tough many souls will return to God.