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Is this man ‘Petrus Romanus’?

To Follow  up on The St. Malachy’s Prophecies – The Last 10 Popes   See Here

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Are We About To Witness The Rise Of Petrus Romanus?

Posted by Southern Girl

Reposted from NTEB News Desk

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:13,14

Is this man ‘Petrus Romanus’?

First published in 1595, the prophecies were attributed to St. Malachy by a Benedictine historian named Arnold de Wyon, who recorded them in his book “Lignum Vitæ.” Tradition holds that Malachy had been called to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While there, he experienced the vision of the future popes, including the last one, which he wrote down in a series of cryptic phrases.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana), was born on 11 October 1948 in Wassaw Nsuta, Ghana.

According to the prophecy, the next pope is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. Some Catholics believe that the next pope on St. Malachy’s list heralds the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation,” setting the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events, something many non-Catholics would agree with.

This would give rise to a false prophet, who according to the book of Revelation leads the world’s religious communities into embracing a political leader known as Antichrist. In recent history, several Catholic priests – some deceased now – have been surprisingly outspoken about what they have seen as this inevitable danger rising from within the ranks of Catholicism as a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences.

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.” - Malachy’s Prophecy Of The Last Pope

hese priests claim secret knowledge of a multinational power elite and occult hierarchy operating behind supranatural and global political machinations. Within this secret society are sinister false Catholic infiltrators who understand that as the Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of the world’s population and over half of all Christians, it is indispensable for controlling future global elements in matters of church and state. The dark forces seek to fulfill a diabolical plan they call “Alta Vendetta,” which is set to assume control of the papacy and to help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshipping Antichrist. As stated by Michael Lake on the front cover, Catholic and evangelical scholars have dreaded this moment for centuries.

Unfortunately, as readers are told, the time to avoid Peter the Roman just ran out. source – WND

(Editor’s Note: We present this to you for your consideration, as it is a widely-discussed story. However, please note that as bible believers, we put our faith only in the prophecies mentioned in God’s word – the Holy Bible – from Genesis to Revelation, and not in the word of man outside of the bible, as was Malachy and the “prophecy” of Petrus Romanus.

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~Steve~

 

Bubba, Lent, The Deer and the Catfish. Huh?

Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But, all of Bubba’s neighbors were Catholic…and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest. The Priest came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass…and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, “You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic.”
Bubba’s neighbors were greatly relieved, until the first Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood. The neighbors called the Priest immediately, and, as he rushed into Bubba’s yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted:
“You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish.”
~Steve~                            H/T   Da Grouchy Guy

Can Newt be trusted?

This video was made by conservative video artist Molotov Mitchell.

By the way, Newt’s present wife, Callista, is his third wife.

Callista said this about herself to the Christian Broadcasting Network this year: “I have always been a very spiritual person. I start each day with a prayer, and pray throughout the day, because I am grateful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us.”

Callista Bisek, then a Congressional staffer, carried on a 6-year adulterous affair with Newt while he was still married to Wife No. 2.

~Eowyn

The Mighty Macs – A Family Friendly Treat

A true story, this one looks like a real winner and it’s G-rated, too! 

~LTG

Football Coach Enraged by “Jesus” Chant

A high school football coach was so enraged at the opposing fans’ chants of “We’ve got Jesus!” that he charged out of his team’s huddle following its loss and yelled at the opposing student section and said they “should be embarrassed”.

Tom Bolden

Rick Chandler reports for NBC Sports, Sep 14, 2011, that Tom Bolden, head coach of Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain, reacted with fury at the “We’ve got Jesus!” chant by fans of inner-city rival St. Xavier Catholic following St. Xavier’s 17-14 win on Friday.

“That’s where I’ve got to draw the line,” Bolden told the Cincinnati Enquirer about the postgame chant. “[The St. X student section] ought to be embarrassed.”

According to the Enquirer, the St. Xavier chant came in response to an earlier chant by the Colerain student section of “We’ve got girls!” Xavier is an all-male, Jesuit school, and their football team had been taunted by the opposing Colerain for being gay.

Now, why would a “Jesus” chant send a football coach into such a fit of rage?

Exorcists say aversion to sacred objects such as the crucifix and holy water is one of the signs of possession. Hmm….

By the way, St. Xavier won when Colerain missed a 45-yard field goal attempt in the final minute of the game.

Maybe the St. Xavier boys did have Jesus!  :D

UPDATE (9.20.11):

Please scroll down for the other side of the story from commenter A Colerain Parent!

~Eowyn

Coincidence or Design? You Decide

The Franciscan Friars are a Catholic mendicant religious order of men tracing their origin to St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226).

Mendicant orders are religious orders that have taken a vow of poverty and depend directly on charity (not government welfare!)  for their livelihood. In principle, they do not own property, either individually or collectively, in order that all their time and energy could be expended on religious work.

On June 27, 2011, two Franciscan friars of St. Joseph Friary, Harlem, New York — Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher and Fr. Jude Thaddeus — just happened to be at the scene of a traffic accident and so, gave the last rites to the severely injured bicyclist who died a few days later.

Was it mere happenstance that the two friars were there — in a part of the city they had never visited and normally would not visit, on their way to a chapel and an event that turned out to be fictitious? Or was this “happenstance” by design?

You decide!

Here’s the account by one of the friars.

A Most Mysterious Moment of Mercy

FranciscanFriars.com – July 8, 2011-

Did you ever have an experience in which you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real?

Monday June 27, 2011, was a day that I will never forget. Br. Jude Thaddeus and I were the only friars home at our friary in Harlem. We decided that we wanted to do something special, something out of the ordinary, go on an adventure. We started to brainstorm with various ideas. Mysteriously every idea ended up not being available. We laughed at the ridiculousness of the situation, “Finally a free day and we can’t find something to do!”

My eye caught sight of a postcard which had been on our office corkboard for months. It was advertising a new Eucharistic Adoration Chapel in New York City. We decided to go to this chapel for our evening prayers – some adventure! Mysteriously the phone number was disconnected. I called my sister to check out the listed website which – mysteriously – did not exist. We were very close to canceling our plans. As we climbed into the car I told Br. Jude that we might be going on a wild goose chase.

With map in hand I tried to locate the address of the alleged chapel. Being unfamiliar with the particular neighborhood, I suggested that we take the West Side Highway south then east on Canal Street. As we approached the intersection of West Broadway we accidentally got stuck in the left lane behind some cars which were waiting to turn left.

I told Br. Jude that we needed to get over a lane so that we could continue going straight. Br. Jude waited as a car going straight was about to pass us. As soon as it passed we moved over and started to enter the intersection. At that moment a middle-aged man on his bike ran the red light and was hit by the car right in front of us.

It all happened so fast. It seemed that neither person saw each other. Within seconds I was present to the bicyclist who was lying unconscious face down in the street. In a most mysterious moment of mercy I was able to pray the words of absolution and apostolic pardon over my brother who was in his hour of need. Br. Jude was at my side praying “Jesus, mercy, Jesus, mercy.”

Bicyclist Ray Deter

We are never out and about at that time of day. We are seldom in that neighborhood. I feel like we witnessed a miracle of mercy. Jesus the Good Shepherd placed us at the exact time and place needed to bring His presence to a tragic situation.

Our prayers that morning had included the following passage from St. Augustine, “Even in the midst of this life of tears and tribulations, what happiness, what great joy it is to realize that we are God’s flock! He keeps watch over us when we are awake; He keeps watch over us when we sleep. A flock belonging to a man feels secure in the care of its human shepherd; how much safer should we feel when our shepherd is God? Not only does He lead us to pasture, but He even created us.”

Psalm 103 was prayed at Mass that morning, “The Lord is kind and merciful…He pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills. Not according to our sins does he deal with us, nor does he requite us according to our crimes.”

Ray Deter died less than a week after the accident. I do not know about his relationship with God, although he did grow up in a Catholic family. Since the accident there has been a colossal outpouring of sympathy. This bears witness that he was a great guy. He was a bar owner and beer connoisseur. I would have loved to talk over a pint, now maybe on the other side.

After the accident we found out that the adoration chapel does not exist, so we offered our evening prayers for Ray that day at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Amen.

God bless you,

Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR
St. Joseph Friary, Harlem, New York

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New York Daily News article on the accident

H/t Spirit Daily.

~Eowyn

A Rosary In the Sky

The rosary (from Latin rosarium, meaning “rose garden” or “garland of roses”) is a garland of prayer beads Catholics use to count a series of prayers. The prayers consist of repeated sequences of the Lord’s Prayer followed by ten prayings of the Hail Mary and a single praying of “Glory Be to the Father”. Each of these sequences is known as a decade. The praying of each decade is accompanied by meditation on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall the life of Jesus Christ.

Here’s my rosary, laid on top of a tile I’d made:

On August 13, 2011, people in Chicago looked up and saw a giant 75-foot rosary with a 6-ft gold cross in the sky:

The pro-LIFE balloon rosary floating near Chicago's Trump Tower

Judi McLeod reports for Canada Free Press, August 15, 2011, that 20 elementary-school aged girls in a summer camp at a Chicago Catholic Parish made the giant rosary from helium-filled yellow and blue balloons.

The children launched their rosary skyward from Chicago’s Michigan Avenue bridge, claiming the Magnificent Mile for Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus. Believers knew that the floating rosary celebrated the August 15 Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.

The little girls had to carry their rosary, cross-first, through downtown Chicago’s peak traffic. They met with the same dignity the jeers along with the cheers of pedestrians and motorists watching their progress.

Cameras and cellphones flew into action as people responded to the unexpected sight. Some onlookers, including homeless people, gave the girls high fives. Street preachers burst into the singing of Gospel songs. Semi-truck drivers shook the streets by sounding their truck horns in approval.

One participant said, “I was completely ecstatic the whole time. I loved seeing how many people on a random street corner were thrilled. It is a lot more than we tend to think.” A passerby tweeted, “A balloon rosary in the air. My faith confirmed :)”.

The rosary also bore the word “LIFE”. The girls had first prayed the rosary in front of the Washington Blvd. Family Planning Associates, for an end to abortion. The rosary over Chicago was the latest of a series of spontaneous acts of joy across the United States involving the yellow pro-LIFE balloons.

P.S. Protestants who criticize Catholics for “worshiping” Mary are mistaken. Catholics do not worship Mary; we venerate (df: to regard with respect and admiring deference) and love her because she is the mother of Jesus the Christ.

~Eowyn

Reminder: On PBS Tonight: Irena Sendler-In the Name of their Mothers

Just a reminder- that Holocaust special about the Polish  Catholic woman who saved hundreds, or thousands of Jewish children is on PBS tonight  1o:00 Pacific time.  Check your tv guides!  I’m taping it.

Christian Faith of Chilé Miners

On October 13, 2010, the world watched with amazement at the miraculous rescue of 33 miners from the San Jose copper-gold mine in Copiacó, Chilé. The miners had been trapped for more than 2 months, 2,300 ft. deep inside the mine and 5 miles from the mine’s entrance.

From the beginning of the mine accident, the government of Chilé, under the inspiring leadership of President Sebastián Piñera, took charge of the multi-government rescue operation. They deserve just plaudits. Less noted by the media is the role of Christianity in the survival and eventual rescue of all 33 miners. 

To begin with, Chileans prayed fervently for their trapped countrymen. Chile is a mainly Christian country, with 70% of the population identifying themselves as Catholic, and 15.1% as Evangelicals. Many among the miners’ families at Camp Hope (the make shift tent city set up at the mine’s entrance) are devout Catholics and prayed nearly constantly for the men.

Then there’s the faith of the miners themselves. Here’s Wikipedia’s account:

When a shaft was completed to provide relief for the men, they asked for religious items, including Bibles, crucifixes, rosaries, and statues of the Virgin Mary and other saints. Pope Benedict XVI sent each man a rosary which was brought personally to the mine by the archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa. After three weeks in the mine, one man who was civilly married to his wife 25 years earlier asked her to get married in a Church. They set up a makeshift chapel in the mine, and Mario Gómez, the eldest miner, spiritually counseled his cohorts and led daily prayers.

Among the miners, a number attributed religious significance to the events, Mario Sepúlveda, for example saying “I was with God, and with the Devil — and God took me.” Mónica Ávalos, the wife of the first man rescued, Florencio Ávalos, noted: “We are really religious, both my husband and I, so God was always present. It is a miracle, this rescue was so difficult, it’s a grand miracle.” As one story in the Daily Mail put it “A deep religious faith powered this rescue; miners and families and rescuers alike believe their prayers were answered. Both government representatives and the Chilean public have repeatedly credited divine providence with keeping the miners alive and the Chilean public has viewed rescue as a miracle. Chile’s president Sebastián Piñera stated, “When the first miner emerges safe and sound, I hope all the bells of all the churches of Chile ring out forcefully, with joy and hope. Faith has moved mountains.” When Esteban Rojas stepped out of the rescue device, he immediately knelt on the ground with his hands together in prayer then raised his arms above him in adoration. His wife then wrapped around him a religious tapestry with Mary on it as they hugged and cried

CBNNews of October 14 has this account from the CBN News Spanish site, Mundo Cristiano:

The majority of those rescued have given evidence of deep spirituality and faith in God. They have all agreed that it was their faith that kept them safe and sound during those 69 days in the depths of the earth.

Each of the miners emerged from the capsule named “Fenix” wearing a shirt that said, “Thank you Lord.” On the back are the words, “To Him be the glory and honor,” taken from Psalm 95:4. “Because in his hands are the depths of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are His.”

The shirts were donated by the brother of miner Jose Henriquez, who is an evangelical Christian and has been a spiritual guide for the group. The idea for the shirts came to Henriquez’s brother, also a Christian, after hearing a sermon from his pastor on Psalm 95.

Mario Sepúlveda, the second worker to be rescued and the one who gained the admiration of the world for his good attitude when he came out of the mine, was the first to speak to the press. “I was with God, and I was with the devil. They fought, and God won,” he said. Sepulveda said he grabbed God’s hand and never doubted that he would be rescued. “I always knew they would get me out. I always had faith in the professionals here in Chile and in the Great Creator.”

The fourth miner to surface was the Bolivian Carlos Mamani. He knelt down, as soon as he came out of the capsule and pointed to heaven, giving thanks to God.

Omar Reygadas, a 56-year-old electrician did the same. He came out of the capsule with a Bible in his hands and knelt down to give thanks to God. Written on his helmet was, “God lives.”

The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, publicly acknowledged the faith of the 33 miners. “Faith has moved mountains,” he said. “Because it has been the faith of the miners, the strength, the courage, the will of these 33 miners, and of their family members, of the rescuers, of the Chilean government and of all Chileans that have made possible this miracle.”

What is most interesting is that the U.S. media somehow neglected to inform their audience about that shirt worn by every one of the 33 miners as each emerged from the rescue pod. That provoked one TV viewer to investigate and to make this video (H/t beloved fellow May!):

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” -Romans 10:13

~Eowyn