Divine Mercy Podcast + Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael

Hello Everyone!

St. Paul Street Evangelization has invited me to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as part of an ongoing podcast/webinar series during COVID-19.
Afterwards, we will be talking about the St. Michael prayer and Pope Leo XIII in relation to my book. I’d like to invite you to join us today at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

https://streetevangelization.com/live-webinars/ 
(click the Divine Mercy Chaplet option)

There are going to be a couple of surprises, so be sure not to miss out!

I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
-Kevin Symonds

Gloria TV, Luisa Piccaretta and the Novel Coronavirus

“All men by nature desire to know”
(Aristotle, Metaphysica Book 1, Part 1)

In times of crisis, it is natural for us to ask “Why?” Why has such a calamity befallen us? Is this evil a punishment from God? We are inclined to ask about calamities, such as the present novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in terms of God’s punishment in His permissive will.

Unfortunately, it is next to impossible to know with certitude the specific reason why God would punish the world. Theologically, we know that God has permitted the present pandemic via His permissive will. The reason, however, is not something to which we may be privy without an authentic private revelation.

In the present moment of extreme unease, people are searching for answers, and some are indeed turning to private revelation. Gloria TV has made one such effort.

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Interview with Pat Flynn & Eric Robinson

Hello!

In late February, I interviewed with Patrick Flynn (Chronicles of Strength) and Eric Robinson (Polycarp’s Paradigm).

Our topic was all things private revelation and how the Church discerns individual cases. We primarily talked about Fátima. Click here to listen!

In the meantime, please, everyone, stay safe, alright? Things are not looking so good out there and we need to take care of ourselves and others.

-Kevin Symonds

Interview with Fr. Edward Looney

Hello Everyone!

Last week, I interviewed with Fr. Edward Looney for his podcast How They Love Mary. The episode was entitled “Making Sense of Marian Apparitions (Season 3, Episode 2).

To listen, please click here. Thank you, Fr. Looney, for this wonderful opportunity!!

-Kevin Symonds

A Reply to Fr. Zuhlsdorf on Fátima

Recently, a friend sent me a message asking if I had seen a new post on the web site of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (“Fr. Z.”). The recent post was about a difficulty that Fr. Z. has concerning the third part of the secret of Fátima, specifically the phrase, “And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father.’”[1]

There has been a lot of talk, especially from 2015 onward, about whether or not Pope Francis’ election to the throne of St. Peter in 2013 was valid. Others wonder whether or not the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI was valid. Thus, do we have one pope, two, or none? There are actual discussions currently taking place over these very questions.

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