Hurricane Ida made landfall on New Orleans last Sunday,August 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the same city and on the same date.
Ida pushed so much water into the mouth of the Mississippi River that it reversed the flow of the mighty river and blacked out New Orleans, taking down backup electricity for the city’s crucial pumping system. More than one million customers were without power in the region.
At least ten people have been killed, including a two-year-old boy who drowned in a basement apartment after the tail-end of Ida slammed into the Northeast, flooding New York City and tearing up parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania with tornadoes.
Was Ida a remember Katrina chastisement wake-up call for our nation? Katrina killed almost 2000 people and caused billions of dollars in property damage. New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas witnessed the horrors of Katrina first hand and, hearing talk of Sodom and Gomorrah commented, “Maybe God’s going to cleanse us.”
Former New Orleans Archbishop Philip Hannan also commented on Katrina. He urged that the lesson of the storm not be lost—and insisted that it was a clear message from God. He said,
I’ve been speaking at local parishes, and here’s what I kept telling the people. I say, look, we are responsible not only for our individual actions to God, but in addition to that we are also citizens of a nation, and in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, it says that a nation has a destiny and we are responsible whether we cause it or not for the course of morality in that nation. We are responsible as citizens for the sexual attitude, disregard of family rights, drug addiction, the killing of 45 million unborn babies, the scandalous behavior of some priests—so we have to understand that certainly the Lord has a right to chastisement. If you ask me if the Lord knew of this, this was the greatest storm in the history of the nation. He is the Creator. He certainly permitted this. It would be as silly as asking if Henry Ford knew how a car worked.
He also said that when he preached on the topic in the devastated area of Mandeville, where 1,000 attended Mass, “people loudly applauded. They want to be told the truth. We have reached a depth of immorality that we have never reached before. And the chastisement was Katrina. We should tell our descendants just how terrible it was so they will understand that it was a chastisement and should improve our morality.”
Archbishop Hannan concluded, “Katrina was an act of God upon a sin-loving and rebellious nation, a warning to all who foolishly and arrogantly believe there is no God, and that if he did exist, ‘would not have done such a thing!’’’
Did our nation, learn, as Archbishop Hannan preached, that Katrina “was a chastisement and should improve our morality.”?
Was Ida a remember Katrina chastisement wake-up call for our nation? Listen to Dan talk about chastisements on the Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio tomorrow at 4.30 p.m. Eastern time at this link: https://relevantradio.com/wp-content/media/player.html.
Jesus King of All Nations promised his Secretary, the mystic of the Devotion, “My little one, every time you say the prayers I taught you in connection with My image as ‘Jesus, King of All Nations’, I promise that I will… be less severe in My Judgment of your nation, the United States of America. My little one, this not only applies to your nation, but also all other nations. My child, each time you say these prayers, I will mitigate the severity of the chastisements upon your country.” (Journal 41).