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Oh these priests

Discussion in 'Church Critique' started by Dean, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    During homily, today is about unlimited mercy. God is all merciful. Unlike the Koran, of you read that it is anything but mercy.

    So mean spirited. Sarcasm

    My church is blessed with two amazing priests who always speak out.
  2. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    You are blessed. Our priests don't do any talking out but neither do they take flights of fancy with the faith so I reckon we, too, are blessed.

    I was in the city on Saturday and attended Mass in a church there. The priest told us he was just back from a trip to Germany where he had gone to see a performance of Les Miserables. According to that priest, the Bishop in Les Mis is God. I suppose that Victor Hugo's work is as magisterial as any these days especially after a trip to Germany.
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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    These are terrible days we are living through, but there are great blessings too. The young priest at the hospital is very saintly. He was a Protestant from a very anti Catholic family who since he was converted no longer talk to him. He was converted by some kind of Eucharistic miracle. He has the most intense Devotion to Our Lady, so remarkable in a Protestant convert. The priests at the Tridentine mass I go to on Sunday are remarkable also. So wonderful to listen to homilies and not to have to keep one ear open for priests going right off the rails. It is like going back in a time machine to my youth.

    On the forum too people are very good. I notice how more and more have a common understanding of what is going on. I think we are being led in this by the Holy Spirit who has not deserted us. These are times of biter confusion it is true but I can't help thinking that the smoke of Satan is clearing a lot and the enemies we face become so much easily seen.

    I was thinking last night on the Church Feast, 'The Chair of Peter'. Notice that the Feast celebrates the Office of the Papacy rather than specific Popes. People I think become confused about this. There have been many evil Popes in history. Happilly in the last century or so we have been truly blessed in our Popes. So I think we have come to expect that every Pope will be a saint and something of religious genius,but this does not have to be so.

    It has been such a blessing to have widely read Catholic Prophecy it gives great insight into these times. You know at the end of the day those who are destined to go to hell will go to hell; those who are meant to go to heaven will go to heaven. No one goes to either heaven or hell by accident. Confusing as these times are we all have the voice of our conscience to listen to. So no matter who tells us that wrong is right it is at the end of the day up to us to choose. To choose light or darkness.

    As we go on I think the grey mist will clear a lot more and the darkness will reveal itself more fully. The difficulty is if we start to walk down a dark road a while, led by bad leaders it becomes harder to turn back.

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  4. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I am reading a strange but interesting novel at the moment. I don't usually read novels anymore but this one caught my attention. it is so Catholic and comments on our current situation in the Church. It reminds me of Pope Francis's favourite, 'Lord of this World' by Monsignor Hugh Benson.

    It is called, 'The Devil hates Latin' and is written by Katherine Galgano.



    'An African is elected Pope as the Barque of Peter encounters heavy seas. Everywhere, the Faith and the West are in decline. Ominously, occult practices have corrupted the elites, the media and powerful men in the Church. The new pontiff faces this unprecedented challenge alone, until an embattled American Cardinal sends his best exorcist to Rome, a young Dominican priest with hard experience combating the Devil -- in Latin -- on America's mean streets. Meanwhile, a US media mogul, an indifferent Catholic targeted for his politics, flees America with his family for the Eternal City. There, they find a despondent society where Italians no longer marry and have children. Indeed, all hope seems lost until a beautiful Roman girl takes a brave stance against the rising tide of despair. Gritty, fascinating and impossible to forget, 'The Devil Hates Latin' sweeps from New England to the Tiber, and ultimately to a Renaissance palazzo nestled in the green hills of Umbria, building to a shattering confrontation as Good summons the courage to face the menace of the gathering forces of Evil. PUBLISHED BY REGINA PRESS'
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  5. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    I e read it!! Very current to our situation indeed. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good Catholic novel.
  7. AED

    AED Powers

    Wow. God save her! Malachi Martin said in 1992 when talking about his work in exorcism that manyelites were in service "to the prince" as Martin described it. Interesting lady Gaga uses the same term.
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  8. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Maybe her ailment and suffering is not a punishment at all but God using it to call her home. Pray for her guys!
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  9. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    And remember this poor, poor lady who used to viciously attack Pope John Paul on stage?

    This is where she´s at right now. Pray for her also. Oh what terrible suffering she must be experiencing. Pray that maybe she´ll allow Our Holy Mother to come to the rescue. It´s NEVER too late.

    Those who think that rock n roll and rock concerts are "harmless fun" are seriously deluded. Demonic forces are at work there.

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  10. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I notice the authors good insight in her presentation of characters. For instance Mario an Italian hairdresser who has divorced his wife, is estranged from his children and forces his mistress to have an abortion. So everthing is breaking up and falling apart all around him, he is described as a jerk.

    On the other hand a young American girl the daughter of extremely rich parents who joins a radically Traditionalist Catholic order and works among the poor in Scotland.

    A real separation of sheep from goats.

    But I was really interested in the portrayal of Black Magic/Satanism, it maybe wonder where she learnt about all this and how real it is?
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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

    She looked none to happy in the video. Por woman I must pray for her. But often in my home and too work I am touched how sad people often are.
  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Poor Sinead , anyone who thinks being rich and famous will make you happy should have a look at her. Poor, poor woman.
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  13. padraig

    padraig New Member

    By the way our viewing figures here on the forum seem to be going through the roof this last few days. I am guessing this may be because of events in the Church but who knows? Anyway welcome all you visitors.
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  14. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Poor Sinead is in a bad way.

    But the answer in not too far away in a tabernacle in the nearest Catholic Church.
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  15. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I was always fond of her.
  16. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Padraig -- so am I. I have never heard a finer voice!!

    This song make me weep as it touches my heart and makes the few hairs I have left stand up electrified by the haunting cry in her voice!!

    I am going to pray the rosary for her tortured soul, poor thing.

    PS - play this loud!
  17. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Yes, think not to have God in our life is already a form of insanity

  18. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Sinead O'Connor has been gifted by God in so many ways -- natural attributes --

    Beautiful looking, beautiful voice, sensitive soul -- a target no doubt of the prince of this world who hates humanity so much.

    Our struggles are not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers.
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  19. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Seems to come with the territory -- almost all those into rock music in the 60s and 70s were into drugs in a big way.
  20. padraig

    padraig New Member

    St Francis of Assisi once took St Anthony of Padua to a lake and having stirred the quiet waters with his hands asked Anthony to look at his face in the now troubled waters. St Anthony said he could see nothing of himself.

    St Francis then walked with his disciple to a quiet part of the waters and asked St Anthony what he could now see.

    St Anthony of Padua reported that he could not see his face clearly.

    'It is like this with Faith, St Francis said , '...we need to see our own souls with the clear vision of Faith'

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