Breaking News!!!

Ready for this? The Church is behind the push for the New World Order! The End Times are heading our way!! This is it – it’s right around the corner! Stay away from the corner!

It all makes so much sense now – the reason why the Church so long ago prevented people from reading the Bible. So what if the illiteracy rate prior to the invention of the Gutenberg press was 97%? That doesn’t matter! A team of researchers from the AoftheA Department of Apocalyptic Assessment recently uncovered Vatican documents dating from the mid 15th century that prove without any doubt whatsoever that the End Times are coming, heralded by the installation of the New World Order that the Church is planning to usher in! And then the Rapture, cleverly disguised as “alien abductions” (what, you didn’t know about that either?!?)

You read that right. One document quotes a Cardinal as having said “I hate that Gutenberg guy! Now that the people will be able to read Scriptures on their own, they will come to learn of our plans to take over the world in the early 21st century!” Another document gives details to the plot to split the Church into numerous denominations – “we must bide our time wisely, perhaps wait fifty years or so. If we do this right, the break-up will give us perfect cover. Let’s keep our eyes open for a scapegoat, maybe a German monk or someone.”

You think I’m making this up, just because it hasn’t shown up on Spirit Daily? I’m serious – and based on what I just read on another site, it’s all beginning to make more and more sense. And you won’t believe who’s part of The Plan.

Archbishop Chaput. Yep, the dojo of Denver himself.

It turns out that the talk he gave in Slovakia was nothing more than a clever feint, to make us think he’s opposed to the secularization sweeping the globe, which will ultimately lead to a New World Order. Which will hurtle us towards the Rapture.

You see, an End Times/Symbologist blogger linked to my post highlighting Archbishop Chaput’s talk, dug deep into the talk, and made some startling discoveries and correlations (all links and bold type original):

Acts Of The Apostasy brings us a story about how earlier in the week, Archbishop Charles Chaput gave a speech at the 15th Symposium of the Canon Law Association of Slovakia, entitled “Living Within The Truth: Religious Liberty And Catholic Mission In The New Order of the World”, and here are some selected excerpts…

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Right off the bat, it’s ironic to me because while the Archbishop is correct in his assessment of the current state of the world, he fails to realize (as does the blogger) that the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican, and the Pope are, sadly, eager accomplices in this drive to establish a New World Order, or the very thing he says he’s trying to prevent.

In addition, reading Daniel 11 reminded me that the coming Antichrist will claim a motto of peace, yet he will take the kingdom by intrigue, which simply means a covert, underhanded scheme, by mystery, or to arouse one’s interest (according to The American Heritage Dictionary, 1976). I would go so far as to say that he will be one who is a “smooth talker” who will share a plan that will appeal to nearly everyone. He will flatter people, but Christians who will be made aware of his schemes will recognize them. His actions may seem good, but the core root character of the Antichrist will be evil. To many people, his schemes may actually seem good and innocent. He will be a “man of the people” (at least, at first).

But wait…there’s more!!!! I’m excerpting quite a bit here, but these are the points concerning Archbishop Chaput –

It’s a shame because A LOT of what this Archbishop said in his speech resonated with me on a deep, personal level. Yet, I’m always mindful (a little suspicious really) of anything besides the Word of God that evokes that kind of visceral response from me because I know that those are PRECISELY the kinds of feelings that our common enemy wants to generate so that he can try to use them to manipulate us if he can.

Bottom line, let’s all keep an eye on this (and this man) — just in case. Why? Well, given what we know from God’s Word about the end times, the coming Antichrist, and the False Prophet, I thought it was more than a little eyebrow raising to read about a few more “curious” facts associated with this man.

Charles Chaput was born in Concordia, Kansas. In 1897, Pope Leo XIII founded the Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia, KS. Right in line with our studies here today, Pope Leo XIII impacted Roman Catholic Mariology, promoted both the rosary and the scapular, issued a record 11 encyclicals on the rosary, approved 2 new Marian scapular, and was the first Pope to fully embrace the concept of Mary as Mediatrix! What are the odds of that!?!

To me more specific, his predecessor, Pope Pius IX, became known as the “Pope of the Immaculate Conception” because of the dogmatization in 1854. Pope Leo XIII, in light of his unprecedented promulgation of the rosary in 11 encyclicals, was called the “Rosary Pope” too. In 11 encyclicals on the rosary, he promulgates Marian devotion. In his encyclical on the 50th anniversary of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, he stresses her role in the redemption of humanity, mentioning Mary as Mediatrix and Co-Redemptrix.

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Archbishop Chaput was born to Joseph and Marian Helen Chaput. Hmmm…His parents were named “Joseph” and “Mary”, huh? That’s odd. Oh yeah, his father was a French Canadian who also claimed to be directly descended from King Louis IX too!

See?!? Too many coincidences to NOT BE TRUE!!!! I mean come on, Chaput was born in Concordia, KS! Don’t you get it? It’s so obvious! Concordia!!

I have to admit, I was rather skeptical about this analysis, ready to chalk it all up to an over-active imagination and seeing a prophecy in every pillowcase, but when he included King Louis IX, that closed the deal for me.

Now that I’m part of the NWO conspiracy – unwittingly and unknowingly at first, but now that I know, there’s no turning back – I have to warn you of the consequences should you continue reading AoftheA: you become part of the conspiracy.

Welcome aboard.


p.s. – while I am knocking the guy for his crazy theories, I don’t doubt his sincere love for Jesus, and I don’t think he’s blatantly anti-Catholic. He’s just sincerely wrong in his assertions, and misunderstands the true nature and meaning of the Catholic Church – a lot of people do. Such interpretations highlight the importance of allowing the Church to guide us in such matters (even if it means the Church is ‘hiding the truth‘, LOL!), and Her wisdom in not making proclamations on “the signs of the times”, and instructing us in the same. We have been in the End Times since Christ’s Ascension – and while we are taught to be aware and prepared, we’re also taught to work out our salvation and to be found working on the day Christ returns. Plus, such interpretations shows the fallacy in sola scriptura, and the necessity for Sacred Tradition and Magisterial teaching.

Or so we’re led to believe….

p.p.s. – just kidding on that last bit.

p.p.p.s. – Or am I?

About Larry D

LarryD has been blogging since March 2008, making observations on trends within the culture and the Church. His goal? Poking hornets nests with a stick and injecting humor into the New Evangelization, with the gentle reminder that everyone’s taking themselves way too seriously. He currently resides in Michigan.

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18 Responses to Breaking News!!!

  1. Dino says:

    He's already nailed it. Overactive imagination.

  2. EegahInc says:

    Just for the heck of it I looked up the Chamber of Commerce website for Concordia and right there on the front page it declares… “We're located in the center of it all”! Holy cats, did that guy nail the conspiracy, or what?

  3. Larry D, first and foremost I want to commend you on an excellent blog. I stop by often, will continue to do so, and like your no-nonsense approach (yes, even if it's directed at me although I feel that it is largely unfounded, that the criticism is over things ripped out of context, and that the general “purpose” of LUF was grossly misrepresented).

    Yes, I'm the “delusional” and “Christian conspiracy theorist” who wrote the article being trashed here. Look, I know fully well how some things must come across to those of you who are visiting Look Up Fellowship for the first time, and especially Catholics reading an anti-Catholic presentation. I get that.

    Then again, it's not a popularity contest my friends. It's not about me either. It's about Jesus Christ. I'm just concerned with the truth. The whole Archbishop Chaput/New World Order thing was simply one angle, or the subtext here. It's hardly a stretch either when we had Pope Benedict speaking of establishing this “New World Order” too in July 2009's encyclical “Charity of Truth” reported on here…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/07/08/2009-07-08_a_popes_new_world_order_benedict_proposes_stunningly_radical_approach_to_global_.html

    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it's just a shame when a piece that is primarily concerned with getting Catholics to question certain un-Biblical beliefs (promoted by the Roman Catholic Church/Vatican/Pope) by comparing them to the actual Word of God (as I went to great lengths to carefully point out) is completely overlooked because of the handful of paragraphs that had the “audacity” to question “What If?” in regards to Chaput's speech in light of what we already know to be fact.

    Why can't we intelligently and soberly discuss those things instead of resorting to mocking and ridicule? In addition, I'm also dumbfounded by the criticism and derisiveness towards another brother in Christ who is concerned with eschatology (as the opening of your post made quite clear). What do we read in Revelation 1:3? Plus, an amazing 27% of the Bible is prophecy and 20% of the Books of the Bible are prophetic. The existence of Jesus Christ is not only an historical fact, but the essence of our shared faith, so why would we ignore the prophecies of His Second Coming if it is mentioned almost twice as much as His First? Revelation 19:10 says, “The essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.” Prophecy is all about Christ. We are also told to “watch and pray” for the Lord’s return. Jesus chastised the Pharisees for not knowing the signs of the times in His day. So, He wants to us know the signs today, for they instill in us hope for the future and encourage us to evangelize the lost while there is still time for us to do so.

    Again, I respect your work here (I wasn't “attacking” you in any way), and I love you like the brother in Christ that I believe you are (even though we've never corresponded/met), and if you disagree that's fine. I just wish we could have a civil discussion using God's Word to “prove” or “disprove” things, and focus on the main message of my post — not what I fully admit to be my own pure speculation my friend.

    Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting. God bless you and your ministry.

    Keep Looking Up,
    Jeff (“JRed”)
    Look Up Fellowship
    Right Now Radio
    Kingdom Bound Radio
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  4. Al says:

    Larry, I have told you time & time again, not to write the funniest ones when I will be likely reading them in the Loras library. & once again, what happens, I am at the Loras library having to skim the article to keep from rolling on the floor laughing.

    As for the “New World Order” that Archbishop Chaput & Papa Bernedetto are refering to, it is the Kingdom of God that won't be fully established until the 2nd Coming.

    Also, JRed, may i suggest you read some of Scott Hahn's writings, esp on Mary to see how Biblical our beliefs & teachings about Mary, the Pope, etc really are.

  5. Georgette says:

    Larry, very good, and bravo on your PS, too.

    Jeffrey, where do you think the bible came from? You have none other than the Catholic Church to thank for it. And as the author and compiler of the Scriptures, the Church alone has the sole authority for proper interpretation of what her book means. PLEASE read some history.

  6. Robert says:

    I wonder how my family fits into all this…….my grandfather's parents were also named Mary and Joseph.I have lots of relatives with the same names.
    As far as I know, my grandfather was never in Concordia, but he drank lots of wine made from Concord grapes. Surely, that has to count for something.

  7. LarryD says:

    (part I)

    JRed – thanks for the compliment on my blog…I think. I can't help but feel like the wife whose husband says “That was a great meal, except the roast was burnt, the mashed potatoes were runny, and the gravy had lumps.”

    First of all – there was no 'criticism' of what you wrote. If I'm guilty of anything, it's that I embellished portions of your post that specifically pertained to your speculation of Arbp Chaput. You're entitled to your opinions, as I am mine.

    Nor did I say you were 'delusional'. Attributing your speculation to an 'over-active imagination' is not the same thing as delusional. I have a pretty over-active imagination, too – it's what inspires a lot of my posts, actually. I believe you are wrong, and I believe what you wrote to be a bit over-the-top, so I took it to an absurd level. I wasn't being derisive, nor was I engaging in any personal attacks.

    From the several articles of yours that I've read at your site, I'm not prepared to say you are blatantly anti-Catholic (as my p.s. says, which was written the same time as the post, and not added later). I'm vacillating between ignorant of actual Church teaching, and accepting other people's interpretation of the nature of the Church. You have to remember we have a 2000 year history – lots of good things and lots of bad things have been written about the Church. If you're holding onto the bad things and disbelieving the good, well, what can I say? That's a choice you've made. I haven't taken a lot of time to read thru your site to see if you ascribe to the “Church is the whore of Babylon” school of thought – which is why I don't consider you blatantly anti-Catholic. If you do believe that – well, then our difference of opinion goes to a different level.

    Believe it or not, I'm concerned with the truth too. Christ is the Truth – along with being the Way and the Life – and He started a Church so that the truths He taught the apostles would be preserved and spread across the world. So that others would be led to the truth. You obviously disagree that the Catholic Church was established by Christ, for whatever reason (well, the reason you don't is probably because you have a different interpretation of Mt 16:13-20).

    I'm sure you believe that by showing Catholics the “truths” of some our unBiblical beliefs will save us from damnation. The fact is, though, there is plenty Biblical evidence for the existence of the Church and Her teachings. I wouldn't be surprised if you've read the verses and reasons that support our beliefs. And at the risk of putting words in your mouth (or typing words in the combox), it wouldn't surprise me you don't believe those reasons, or feel those verses are being misinterpreted because…ta dah! It's the Church who's giving those reasons, or doing the interpretation, and you don't trust the Church (if you did trust Her, you wouldn't make the erroneous claim that the Church wants a New World Order exactly as it's predicted to be).

  8. LarryD says:

    (Part II)

    Without getting too much farther into this, let me touch on what Al commented regarding the Church's view of the New World Order. The way I see it, Jesus has the desire to establish a New World Order too. Oh yeah he does! In John's gospel, during the Last Supper discourse, Jesus prayed to God that “we might all be one”. Jesus wants unity, and not at the expense of the Truth, either. Also, at the close of Matthew's gospel, Jesus instructs His apostles to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…again, sounds like world unity.

    Which is the kind of 'New World Order' Pope Benedict believes in – one where the dignity of the human person is held sacrosanct above all else.

    As far as eschatology goes – the Church teaches that Christ will return one day, on the last day. Predictions have come and gone of what day that will be – and I know you aren't a 'date-setter', and I'm not implying you are – and obviously, they've all been wrong. We have clues of what to look for, and are admonished to always be prepared – to have oil in our lamps and so forth. To me, it just seems to be fruitless to pick apart an archbishop's speech to look for speculative threads of shades of a possible inclination to establishing a New World Order. I don't think that's what Jesus wants us to do, either.

    We can soberly discuss these things, but you have to realize that as Catholics, we don't rely merely on Scripture. We also rely on Sacred Tradition and the magisterial teachings of the Church. Historically, the Tradition and the teachings came into existence prior to the final canon of Holy Scripture. They all work together, and none contradict the other.

    St Paul exhorts us to “test all prophecy” and hold fast to what is true. Frankly, I don't lose sleep over supposed Biblical prophecies of the New World Order because the Church doesn't. She wants what's best for me, and that's good enough for me.

    I'm not feeling attacked in any way – but I will defend the Church. And please – don't call my blog a 'ministry' 😉 In Catholic terms, it could be called an apostolate, but even that stretches the definition a bit!

    God bless, JRed, and may Christ be with you.

  9. LarryD says:

    I'm vacillating between ignorant of actual Church teaching, and accepting other people's interpretation of the nature of the Church. From Part I

    That doesn't sound all that clear. What I'm trying to say is that in trying to form an opinion of where you are in relation to understanding the Church, I think you're either (a) ignorant of actual Church teaching; or (b) accepting other people's interpretations of the nature of the Church.

    Hope that's clearer.

  10. Jason says:

    “It's a shame because A LOT of what this Archbishop said in his speech resonated with me on a deep, personal level. Yet, I'm always mindful (a little suspicious really) of anything besides the Word of God that evokes that kind of visceral response from me because I know that those are PRECISELY the kinds of feelings that our common enemy wants to generate so that he can try to use them to manipulate us if he can.”

    This is the confusion that results from the sola scriptura nonsense.

    You can't believe anyone because it's all about the Bible, which is to say YOUR personal interpretation of it. If some pastor in protestant denomination #10,000 says something that doesn't “resonate” with you, he's wrong. Split off and form protestant denomination #10,001.

    If someone says something that does resonate with you on a deep level, he better be reading directly from the Bible, otherwise he may be a tool of the devil.

    Pray for the protestants and all the other schismatics who love Christ.

  11. Somebody has too much time on his hands…
    These times are scary, yeah; but, come on…there is a psychological definition for pinning the blame for everything upon one's “foes”; this “rapture” stuff is just nutz.
    The only one who should be careful is you, LarryD: running stop lights like Terry SHOWED us; shape up, bro!
    :<!

  12. Al: The Loras library?
    I'm a graduate of Loras in '81…go figure!

  13. LarryD says:

    Fr – I drive much better now. :-0

  14. Anonymous says:

    Did you find the microphone hidden in the broccoli, yet?

  15. Mrs. Rudd says:

    Merciful Heavens! (she chuckles nervously) I thought it was a parody. That's the sort of thing I would do when faced with a conspiracy theorist at a party.

    Well, you are right. I'm not going to that corner. The GPS says “Make a U-Turn. Make a U-Turn now! What the heck, Wendy, you driving straight to Perdition? Get your – car – in gear, and Turn Around Now!”

  16. c matt says:

    I guess I never understood the logic behind “I don't trust anything the Church says, except the Bible” which, basically, was put together by the Church. If you can't trust the Church, why trust the Bible?

  17. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

  18. Al says:

    To Nazareth Priest,
    Loras Class of 77 myself.

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