Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by garabandal, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    If we stop the mass we acknowledge ourselves as being irrelevant.
    Our Holy Father the Pope led the way in this.

    If we give up the Mass we may as well abandon our Faith.
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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thousands and thousands of the Faithful died before giving up on the mass, especially here in Ireland, yet we are told to give up the Mass as a first recorse.

    That the mass is very dangerous.

    How does that work?
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  3. After attending Mass this morning w/ nothing said a few hours later we heard about this:

    Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Camden Diocese suspend celebration of mass, places limits on sacraments due to COVID-19
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  4. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I repeat...

    Where is their Faith?
  5. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The mass is dangerous?

    I mean really?
  6. any name you wish

    any name you wish Archangels

    It tells you that people have more faith in science than truth.
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  7. Mary's child

    Mary's child Powers

    :( It's official, no more Masses in NH until further notice. Thank God I made it to confession this past weekend.
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  8. In such times as these when we realize how good God is to us, giving us everything, and how lost we truly are without Him I love to listen to some of the compositions of the blind composer, Rodrigo. This one can take you to that pretty mystical dimension in which such people are gifted, within their loss, to take others. I can almost picture St. Theresa of Avila traveling the deserts of Spain, with all of the accompanying misery, establishing her convents w/ that inner drive that only God had given her.

    Here is the adagio from his Concierto de Aranjuez.....very in those who wait to finally see what is only experienced here gropingly through what is shown us only through that glass darkly. Like a cry of "when oh Lord".
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  9. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    Wow, that is beautiful. :)

    Twenty one cases of Coronavirus in my State. We took a 90 minute drive north (not to the pistachio farm mentioned days ago) after breakfast out (in a sparsely populated restaurant in a little town). Our wedding anniversary.

    Now I'll again be strictly housebound at least two weeks.

    GOOD NEWS: My husband's (Protestant) church has canceled all services (Sunday morning & Wednesday evening) until April 5. This is a big relief to me, as these folks are big on shaking hands.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  10. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    for those of you not from the states, the governor declared a state of emergency and no gatherings greater than 10 that meant the diocese was forced by the govt to cancel public mass.
  11. MMM

    MMM Archangels

    I am sure the actual number of cases is at least 10-20 times higher. People under 18 have little to no symptoms and middle aged people have mild symptoms. None of these are getting tested.

    I’m guessing the death rate is a fraction of one percent.
  12. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    I agree, we would only know true rate if we tested every one in the population. So many are carriers or it doesn't cause anything more than flu like symptoms.

    I swear I had it mid January. The students all had it. Fever cough headache....terrible dry cough. the whole school was hacking....
    I couldn't breathe going up steps...
  13. AED

    AED Powers

  14. AED

    AED Powers

    I have wondered this myself Donna. I had a wretched thing in January that wasnt flu but had very heavy sore chest dry cough muscle aches and all around fatigue and awfulness. I saw the MD twice. Had a course of prednisone and ended up with an antibiotic but even then i had some shortness of breath. The fatigue lingered. I just assumed it was some random nasty respiratory thing. Now I'm wondering.
  15. AED

    AED Powers

  16. AED

    AED Powers

    I prayed with you while I could. Got called away but got 2 decades in.
  17. jackzokay

    jackzokay Archangels

    Thanks AED, we definitely need all the decades we can get...
    I had a debate with my wife after the rosary. I made a comment stating that if every man, woman and child n Ireland joined this rosary. The virus would disappear immediately. She took issue, explaining that I did not definitively know this. I argued that heaven places so much kudos in the rosary; that it remain resolute in my belief.

    On many occasions I have read about how the rosary changed events dramatically. And Our Lady herself has stated that the rosary is THE weapon of these times...

    I don't often win an argument with herself. But I won this one (...herself just didn't know it!)
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  18. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    One side note, I was given a huge grace today. While i didn't make Confession, I did make the final daily Mass for the time being. Right before the 5:15 evening Mass, my priest learned of the bishop's decision today.

    For the time being, we still have confessions.

    My tears were both joy at following the Holy Spirit (not knowing how much longer) and grief.

    This Associate is such a special man!! His homily was a treasure, much needed.

    Neighboring dioceses aren't following the governor yet.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  19. AED

    AED Powers

    (y)She will know it by and by because you are right. It is the only fool proof weapon against this plague or any other catastrophe. The sad thing is so many Catholics have forgotten it.
  20. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    My son said the same odd thing to me the other day that he knew some people who were sick this winter and just couldn’t shake it, it just kept them under the weather for so long. Hmmmm

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