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Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by themilitantcatholic, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. An Guilbneach

    An Guilbneach Mane Nobiscum Domine

    So many are now departing from the truth of Christ. unbelieveable
     
  2. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Thank you for asking AED.
    It wasn't Fatima. I went on a mini-pilgrimage to several places in Italy - St Giovanni Rotondo (St Padre Pio), Monte Sant Angelo (where St Michael the Archangel appeared 3 times and consecrated the cave/shrine himself), Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle), Loreto (Holy House believed to be the very home in which the Virgin Mary lived, conceived and raised the young Jesus), Assisi (St Francis and St Clare) and several places in Rome, including the Church of St Paul at Tre Fontane (where he was martyred), the Grotto of Our Lady of Revelation at Tre Fontane, the Church of Sancta Scala (Holy Stairs that Jesus climbed several times at the time of His Passion, where His Precious Blood stained several steps) and the Basilica di Santa Prassede (which is celebrating its 12th centenary anniversary, where the column of the flagellation of Christ is kept).
    God Bless.
     
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  3. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    SgCatholic, This sounds amazing! Beautiful. Also, it's good to know that you are back home safely.
     
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    What a blessed pilgrimage!!!
     
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  5. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Beware technology used for evil purposes....more and more control by the mind of evil everywhere with less truth for the ignorant to be exposed to. Far too much power and money in the hands of the few for their NWO dreams. This is THE time....more clear cut each day.

    UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions

    Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking”

    Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”

    Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion”

    When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said”

    Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, “we’re trying to ‘down rank’… shitty people to not show up,” “we’re working [that] on right now”

    “Shadow banning” to be used to stealthily target political views- former Twitter engineer says, “that’s a thing”

    Censorship of certain political viewpoints to be automated via “machine learning” according to Twitter software engineer
    Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer, on machine learning algorithms, “you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck…” “the majority of it are for Republicans”


    (San Francisco)
    In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

    https://www.projectveritas.com/2018...rithms-to-censor-opposing-political-opinions/
     
  6. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Thank you Carol55.
    I thank God my family trip was not marred by bad weather or any untoward incident.
     
  7. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Twitter is going to ban itself trying to stifle speech in this way. Do they not think that people will know that their posts are not being displayed to other users? They think themselves cunning but they are not very smart. All it takes is a second account or even a friend who tells you.
    In fact, because of the new policies they have instituted already there are many who are finding ways around their oppression of speech and launching a campaign to educate others to it.
    There are some very intelligent people out there who will not comply with this Globalist NWO agenda.
     
  8. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    If I may, I just want to mention an unexpected blessing received when my family was in San Giovanni Rotondo.
    It so happened that Don (Monsignor) Pierino Galeone, who had known St Pio and had been healed of tuberculosis by St Pio,was there at the hotel we stayed at, also known as the Centro Spirituale Padre Pio.
    As he was leaving, we asked for a family blessing, and after doing this he took out a card he kept near his breast. This card had a piece of garment/cloth which had the blood of St Pio on it. Don Pierino allowed us to put our faces near the card, and we all smelt the strong odor of sanctity - the sweet fragrance of roses!

    The following is part of an EWTN interview of Don Pierino:
     
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  9. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    Already happening in Germany. A few months ago, a priest performed some kind of same-sex marriage ceremony in a Catholic church for a politician in Merkel's party (possibly a member of Government). The priest used Amoris Laetitia to justify it and said it was ok because they had a liturgy of the Word rather than a Mass and the ceremony he performed wasn't a sacrament.
     
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  10. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    :mad:
    It speaks volumes about the beliefs of the pope and the hierarchy when a blatantly heretical act like this is not publicly denounced.
     
  11. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    It isn't publicly denounced because Amoris Laetitia was couched in language to provide cover for such situations. There's a priest in Northern Italy alternating concelebrating ceremonies in various Protestant churches and his own Catholic church on a monthly basis. It's Mass in the Catholic Church and whatever Sunday service of the Protestant denomination in the Protestant churches. Everyone present is welcome to receive Communion when it's in the Catholic church. It's no secret and has been advertised on the diocesan website. Pope Francis was like something shot from a cannon admonishing Cardinal Sarah for doing his duty yet he does absolutely nothing to correct his friends committing all kinds of abuses.
     
  12. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    How can the leaders of the church let this continue to happen? No, I am not talking about PF. I am disappointed in them all, even Burke. None of them are fighting for truth, just words
     
  13. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    Actually, I think that the Bishop did step in at the last minute and forbid it. It was scheduled to take place on September 30 as reported here on September 16: http://www.rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/wesel/maenner-paar-feiert-vermaehlung-in-kirche-aid-1.7085380

    According to this report, the Bishop's decision wasn't well received: https://www.newwaysministry.org/201...couple-marriage-equality-germany-goes-effect/

    I only discovered the report about the wedding having been forbidden by the Bishop when I went looking for the original report.

    We'll see whether these ceremonies are still forbidden next year.
     
  14. Steve79

    Steve79 Angels

    The bishop said the church has to continue pointing out the difference between same sex relations and heterosexual relations and that there can not be a blessing ceremony for same sex relations.
    The priest did it anyway by changing his blessing words a bit.
    The Protestant church of Germany offers same sex marriage ceremonies in many regions for quite some time.
    Meanwhile, many german Catholic bishops almost stand for Protestant theology. In addition to that the social pressure rises constantly, not to declare something as wrong. The bishops bow to this pressure very often. Also media picked same sex marriage out as an important theme in last october due to the fact that same sex marriage became legal.
     
  15. Steve79

    Steve79 Angels

    Sorry i should have read the second link but I only did read the first.
    In the second link all and more is written than what i said above...
     
  16. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Getting closer to the planned time of mind control through the promises that come with escapism. People may have "mystical" or "spiritual" experiences but they will be from those in control of this defective, material and finite world only. This marijuana stuff is only the beginning.

    High Praise: Pot Churches Proliferate As States Ease Access To Marijuana

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer.

    In between, there is the sacrament.

    “Breathe deep and blow harder,” intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing small marijuana joints to 20 worshipers on a recent Sunday afternoon. “Nail the insight down, whether you get it from marijuana or prayer. Consider what in your own life you are thankful for.”

    A middle-aged man wearing a “Jesus Loves You” baseball cap piped up. “Thank you, God, for the weed,” he called out. “I’m thankful for the spirit of cannabis,” a woman echoed from the back. “I am grateful to be alive,” said another young woman, adding that she had recently overdosed — on what, she did not say — for the third time.

    The small room, painted black and gold and decorated with crosses and Rastafarian symbols, filled with pungent smoke after an hour-long service of Christian prayers, self-help slogans and inspirational quotes led by Atwell, a Campbell, Calif., massage therapist and photographer.

    Despite its mainstream Christian trappings, the Coachella Valley Church describes itself as a Rastafarian church, something that’s tough to define. Rastafari is a political and religious movement that originated in Jamaica. Combining elements of Christianity, pan-Africanism and mysticism, the movement has no central authority. Adherents use marijuana in their rituals.

    The church’s leaders say they believe that religious freedom laws give them the right to offer marijuana to visitors without a doctor’s recommendation — and without having to abide by any other regulations. Some courts and local authorities beg to differ.

    As more states ease access to marijuana, churches that offer pot as a sacrament are proliferating, competing with medical marijuana dispensaries and even pot shops in the few states that have legalized recreational weed. While some of them claim Rastafari affiliation, others link themselves to Native American religious traditions.

    ......
    Nationally, such churches have opened in Indiana, where marijuana remains illegal, and Michigan, where medical marijuana is allowed. Even in Colorado, which legalized pot in 2012, the “International Church of Cannabis” is testing the limits of state and city rules on consuming marijuana in public.

    Marijuana churches typically require people to purchase a membership, then give or sell them marijuana and related products. They may ask for ID such as a driver’s license but don’t require a doctor’s recommendation or medical marijuana identification card.

    They’re relying on court rulings that made it possible for some groups, including Native Americans, to use federally banned drugs like peyote in their religious ceremonies. (A coalition of Native American churches has disavowed Oklevueha churches that claim marijuana as their sacrament.)

    ......
    “Marijuana churches have brought religious liberty claims for years, and they have always lost,” Laycock said. “Marijuana is a huge recreational drug, and a religious exception … would make enforcement nearly impossible. So the courts have always found a compelling government interest in marijuana enforcement.”

    Yet, Laycock said, as more states legalize marijuana, courts may regard marijuana churches’ rights more favorably.

    “Legalization changes everything,” he said. “Religious use may not violate state law in some of these states. And if it does, legalizing recreational use but not religious use clearly discriminates against religion.”

    In California, however, the Coachella Valley Church may not be able to offer its potent sacrament for much longer.

    https://californiahealthline.org/ne...oliferate-as-states-ease-access-to-marijuana/
     
  17. AED

    AED Powers

    Got a whiff of sulphur upon reading this. Yikes.
     
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  18. Booklady

    Booklady Archangels

    It's California! :eek: That is one state that needs an exorcism, fast.
     
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  19. Booklady

    Booklady Archangels

    Yes, and now the deputy president of the Bishop's conference is also using AL to provide active homosexual couples a "couples blessing." These bishops are incrementally doing away with sin, i.e., the Ten Commandments.
     
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  20. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    The second link was from a website aimed at promoting the homosexual marriage agenda. A group representing Catholic laity in Germany has also come out urging the Church to perform ceremonies for homosexual unions. The Bishop stepped in in that case because it made the papers, just as the Bishop in Spain spoke out after the event of a priest there having a Mass for a couple of women directly after their civil "marriage". In both cases, the Bishops said something after it made the papers and presumably after faithful Catholics objected. It stretches the bounds of credibility to believe that these "blessings" aren't taking place right across Europe and possibly in some US States. It wouldn't be unheard of for Bishops to encourage the leaders of lay organisations to fly kites on behalf of the Bishops. It would be hard to convince me that the "Catholic Spring" in the US wasn't such a case orchestrated by influential people in the Church both in North and Latin America.

    The Vice-Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference has called on the Church to perform wedding-like ceremonies for same sex unions - effectively legitimising and calling on God to bless sodomy. You will note from the second link that they give a list of "friendly" Bishops, among them Cardinal Schonborn whom Pope Francis promoted as the person best placed to interpret Amoris Laetitia. Cardinal Schonborn is Austrian and there isn't a hair's breadth between the attitudes of the German and Austrian Bishops. In both countries they like the Church to be in lockstep with the State and where there's a conflict they prefer that the Church bend to suit the State. In the Church as in the EU, the Austrians often act as a mouthpiece for the Germans. They almost never adopt opposing stances. Money matters a great deal to the Germans. No doubt the German Bishops see the Church tax being vulnerable now that gay marriage has been legalised and they are getting their ducks in a row to protect it by having the Church change the practice underpinning the Doctrine.
     

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