I wrote a recent article on the Conversion of Africa (from 2 million in the Year 2000 to 325 million today) and my prayers. Pressed on by the results of my prayer mission, I turned my prayers to the re-Conversion of the United States, given the arise of nones (from 5% in the 1900s to 27% today).
I started seeing positive anecdotal results. One is that Kim Kardashian wrote a recent tweet:
As I wrote, anecdotal. There are three parts to conversion:
- Change of heart and mind.
- True Doctrine & Practice.
- Completion (longevity: to the end of life).
Patience is a Virtue
I waited a couple of years to see the Conversion of Africa begin. It was several years before I had time to remember my prayers and see that from 800,000~ Catholics in Africa in 2000, to 325 million Catholics in 2019.
Looking back, I realized my prayers have instant effect. God does not wait.
“Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation” (Psalm 38:22).
He had started the conversion long before I remembered my prayers for the Conversion of Africa. This is a good reason to keep a prayer journal.
Over 30 million have converted to the Catholic Faith in China, according to some reports by missionaries I know. Christianity is growing fast there, despite persecution and the failure of Francis’s judgment. But, is Francis’s a pro-Communist according to a shrine he built in Argentina failing in his, not Christ’s goals?
There is anecdotal evidence only currently. Nothing to hang your hat on. However, the United States has quadrupled Catholics in the Bible Belt over a couple decades. Another Rosary intention of mine in 1996 along with Africa, though not primary.
Islam is a sticking point as well. People kept saying that Muslims are hard to convert (death for Apostasy). But Muslims were a smaller intention of mine in 1996. 5 years ago I concentrated my prayers on them. 3 years ago I doubled down. More Muslims converted than I thought as well.
Lesson: Let God determine the effects of your prayers. He knows best.
“For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37).
The Catholic University of America
At the Catholic University of America, I was told by a Pauline Priest that Africans “were hard to convert” and that trying to convert Muslims “will get you killed.”
Not that I cared about dying.
He tried to dissuade me from miracles. Now I know he was a Communist plant (through soul-reading & word of mouth). I ignored him.
I chose not to laugh in his face. I had over 3,000 miracles at the time. He was no barrier to me, but saddened me tremendously.
“The Road to Hell is paved with the skulls of priest” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Church Father).
Some priests better put aside their prudential judgments and listen to God more.
“If the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it” But if anyone is not worthy…the grace of your word has not perished, but is returned to you”
(St. Thomas Aquinas, Catena Aurea; Bishop Titus of Bostra, circa 378 on Luke 10:5 see Matt 10:13).
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our passing. Amen. (Green Scapular Prayer).