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

  1. AED

    AED Powers

    Indy you can buy d3 on line from amazon.
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  2. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    I’m not sure if this has been posted already, but for those who have been wondering how Pope Benedict XVI is doing, here is some news:

    Pope Benedict remains well, prays for world suffering from coronavirus
    Pope Benedict prays daily for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and their loved ones.
    Mon Mar 30, 2020 - 2:54 pm EST

  3. bflocatholic

    bflocatholic Powers

    Praying. “Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary...”
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  4. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Alan Ames latest newsletter has some real sensible Catholic advice on corona virus and other end times thingamees. Posted as follows;


    There are those who ask me is this the end times and some who insist it is and they want to know my opinion. I believe in what The Lord said in Holy Scripture and as I wrote in the book What is truth. Here is an excerpt;

    End Times

    Many predictions are made about the ‘end times’ and the second coming of Jesus. Some people who claim to know the ‘end times’ are coming encourage others to store food, water, money, even to build refuges where they can hide and be safe. Every disaster that happens and every unusual event is professed to be a sign of the ‘end times.’ Fear is entering the lives of many Christians as they wonder what lies ahead. People look at diseases like HIV/AIDS, SWINE FLU, BIRD FLU, COVID 19 VIRUS sweeping the world and say the ‘end times’ are coming, as if diseases have never taken a heavy toll on human life before. Yet, there was the Black Plague that decimated the populations of many countries. In the early 1900’s the flu epidemic killed millions in Europe. Every time the terrible scourge of war or genocide break out, again people say the ‘end times’ are coming. Yet, there have been wars and genocide throughout mankind’s history (Mk 13:7 When you hear of wars and reports of wars do not be alarmed; such things must happen but it will not yet be the end).

    It seems many Christians have forgotten history and it also seems many have forgotten that the Lord told people in Holy Scripture that no one but the Father knows the ‘end times’ (Mt 25:36 ‘But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Mk 13:32 But of that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mk 13:33 You do not know when the time will come). So if anyone claims to know the ‘end times,’ they are denying the Word of God (Luke 17: 20-21 The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed and no one will announce ‘Look here it is,’ or ‘Look there it is’).

    When Christians store food, water and goods because they fear the ‘end times,’ again this is an ignoring of the Lord in Holy Scripture (Mt 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body. Luke 12:4 I tell you, do not be afraid of those who kill the body). It also is not a living of their faith because now the people become self-centered. They worry about themselves, their family and maybe their friends. So in fear there is a blinding of what Christians should truly be doing

    In the Third World today, it is the ‘end times’ for many who starve, die from simple diseases and suffer in poverty. Christians in more affluent countries, instead of thinking of self and storing for what might happen in the future to them, should be giving to those in the Third World, those in need now and those living their ‘end times’ now. Evil has blinded many with fear and drawn them into self and away from sharing, caring and helping those in need. Drawn them away from the truly Christian life (1 Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love).

    The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, as the year 2000 approached cautioned about making apocalyptic predictions. At a general assembly in St Peter’s Square the Pope stated, ‘Since Jesus said nothing about when the end would come, attempted predictions are baseless and misleading.’ Again on December 31st 2001 in his homily at an evening prayer service, the Pope said, ‘It is a very human temptation to want to know what will happen in the future and in the end how much time is left. But when Jesus’ disciples asked the same kind of questions Jesus told them that time was in hands of the Father.’ He also stated, ‘Jesus tells us not to uselessly question that which is reserved to God.’ At a weekly audience in Feb. 2001,The Holy Father advised, ‘The Kingdom of God will not have it’s full establishment on Earth through some apocalyptic event, but quietly and with the cooperation of men and women who work for justice and peace’.

    Those who love Christ, Our Lord and live to His way should know that their lives are in God’s hands. That they will only die when God wants or allows it to happen and nothing or no one can change that. Knowing this, there should be no fear of the future, only security in God’s love. There should be no fear of the ‘end times’ knowing when they come, for those who love Our Lord Jesus, they will lead to glory (Luke 21:28 But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads, because your redemption is at hand).

    Why are we so surprised when these things happen we have been told they will? So let us not be misled into fear, let us not be terrified, let us endure in our faith and our love of and trust in God. Let us listen to what The Lord said and believe in His word for that is the truth.

    God bless,

    alan ames
  5. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    For another riveting testimony of conversion, Alan Ames is one of the best. If you want to know what it is like to really fight the devil physically, watch Alans testimony. I have posted it so you can take his newsletter above more seriously, and have no fear.

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  6. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Personally have had a feeling that a lot of this has to do with bringing down the economy or regulating it somehow, or at least the reaction has had something to do with it.
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  7. AED

    AED Powers

    Thankyou! I had been concerned.
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  8. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Yes, you can take a bottle of olive oil and have a priest bless it.
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  9. padraig

    padraig New Member


    Czech Microbiologist, inventor of test to identify Corona, says virus created in laboratory
    March 17, 2020 From Rome Editor 8 Comments
    by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

    Dr. Soňa Pek is one of the top molecular biologists in the world. She was the first to develop a test to identify the presence of Coronavirus in the human body. It is called the simle test. She has also analyzed the virus at the molecular level.

    Her finding is that the virus is man made, in a laboratory. That is, that its genetic code has been modified by human intervention.

    The test she developed can detect the presence of COVID-19 in just one hour. She has published her findings and offered them free to medical experts around the world.

    You can watch the TV program which discusses her findings this link, in the Czech language.

  10. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    New Yorkers baffled over ‘unsettling’ Empire State Building siren display

    New Yorkers were left spooked Monday night by a glaring Empire State Building light display intended to honor emergency workers fighting coronavirus.

    The iconic Midtown skyscraper announced the debut of a display that began at 9 p.m. Monday, and will continue on through the course of the ongoing pandemic.

    “Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, our signature white lights will be replaced by the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast for heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight,” read a tweet from the building’s official Twitter account.

    The Empire State Building is illuminated to honour emergency workers, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manhattan, New York City. (TWITTER/WADE HOWELL/via REUTERS)

    But to some, in addition to solidarity, the siren induced anxiety, as it spun for the first time surrounded by low clouds.

    “The @EmpireStateBldg reminding us that the city is in the middle of an emergency,” tweeted Rita King, who also posted a video of the display depicting an eerie scene.

    King said on Twitter that she fully supports the cause, “but recommend that the siren be replaced by the iconic pulsing heartbeat effect to reassure our heroic healthcare workers that their efforts will succeed, and soothe nervous New Yorkers now sheltering in place.”

    Another Twitter user suggested the building maintain its signature white lights amid the crisis.

    “Just make it a normal Empire State Building. Nice, soothing white. A symbol of New York. Our buildings do not need to look like they are also panicking.”

    Added another user: “We know we’ve really screwed things up when the empire state building gets mad.”

    “I get it, but that seems a bit.. unsettling,” responded somebody else.
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  11. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

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  12. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Awwww ...I’m so sorry! Hopefully they will use these newly advised remedies!
    Praying for them now! In addition to autism.....
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  13. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    I think we knew this:

    Chinese researchers isolated deadly bat coronaviruses near Wuhan animal market

    Chinese government researchers isolated more than 2,000 animal viruses, including deadly bat coronaviruses, and carried out scientific work on them just three miles from a wild animal market identified as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Several Chinese state media outlets in recent months touted the virus research and lionized in particular a key researcher in Wuhan, Tian Junhua, as a leader in bat virus work.

    The coronavirus strain now infecting hundreds of thousands of people globally mutated from bats believed to have infected animals and people at a wild animal market in Wuhan. The exact origin of the virus, however, remains a mystery.

    Reports of the extensive Chinese research on bat viruses likely will fuel more calls for Beijing to make public what it knows about such work.

    “This is one of the worst cover-ups in human history, and now the world is facing a global pandemic,” Rep. Michael T. McCaul, Texas Republican and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said last week. Mr. McCaul has said China should be held accountable for the pandemic.

    A video posted online in December and funded by the Chinese government shows Mr. Tian inside caves in Hubei province taking samples from captured bats and storing them in vials.

    “I am not a doctor, but I work to cure and save people,” Mr. Tian says in the video. “I am not a soldier, but I work to safeguard an invisible national defense line.”

    Chinese officials have said the virus likely spread from wild animals to people at Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, not far from the Wuhan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national center for China’s bat virus research.

    Wuhan is finally stirring back to life after a harsh crackdown on travel and street activity was imposed in late January. The city’s bus, subway and train systems started to run again over the weekend. Shops downtown were operating with some restrictions Monday, although customers were scarce.

    China’s so-called “wet” wild animal markets, as they reopen, have begun once again selling bats and scorpions and resumed questionable practices such as slaughtering small animals right at the site.

    Chinese officials refused to provide samples of its coronavirus strains to U.S. researchers shortly after the outbreak became public and did not allow international disease specialists to visit Wuhan for weeks.

    Handling bats

    The Chinese video “Youth in the Wild — Invisible Defender” records researchers engaged in casual handling of bats containing deadly viruses.

    The seven-minute film boasts that China has “taken the lead” in global virus research and uncovered over 2,000 viruses in the past 12 years, the time since the outbreak of the bat-origin virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

    The deadly virus behind the current pandemic is called SARS Coronavirus-2 and also has been traced to bats.

    Prior to China’s discoveries, an estimated 2,284 types of viruses had been found in the previous 200 years, the video says.

    Chinese state media outlets revealed that Mr. Tian once failed to wear protective gear in a cave and as a result came into contact with bat urine. To avoid contracting a disease, he self-quarantined for 14 days — the same recommended period for people exposed to the new COVID-19 strain.

    Mr. Tian works for the office of decontamination and biological disease vector prevention and control within the Wuhan CDC. According to a May 2017 report by the Wuhan Evening News, Mr. Tian has gathered thousands of bats for research work on bat viruses since 2012.

    “Bats have a large number of unknown viruses on their bodies,” he said. “The more thorough our research on bats is, the better it will be for human health.”

    The researcher also has gathered viruses from ticks, mice and wasps.

    After the incident exposing him to bat urine, Mr. Tian said, he kept a safe distance from his wife. “As long as I am not getting sick during the incubation period of 14 days, I can be lucky to get away with it,” he said.

    The Wuhan report said the collection of research samples was difficult, dangerous and hard to fund.

    Shenzhen News, a publication of the Guangdong Communist Youth League, described in December how Mr. Tian shuttled through caves and jungles looking for viruses in bats and ticks, called “vector organisms,” in the quest to develop vaccines. The report said the nearly 2,000 viruses discovered in China over the past 12 years nearly doubled the total number of known viruses.

    A search of the Wuhan CDC website since the novel coronavirus outbreak contains no reference to Mr. Tian or his work. He has co-authored at least two scientific studies on the Wuhan virus and its impact.

    Efforts to reach Mr. Tian were not successful.

    A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington did not return an email seeking comment.

    U.S. concerns

    A State Department official said the reports about Mr. Tian and his role in working with bat viruses are concerning.

    “He lives and works at Wuhan’s CDC, a few hundred yards away from the Huanan wet market,” the official said. “He is among the small team in Wuhan that has contributed to China’s obsession in recent years with virus hunting and research.”

    Some U.S. and international scientists have dismissed reports linking the new virus to one of China’s research labs. They insist the virus jumped naturally to humans and then began spreading from person to person.

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  14. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    (cont'd from above)

    But others say a growing body of evidence indicates the virus may have been under study in a Chinese laboratory and escaped, either through an infection of a worker or through an infected lab animal.

    Biosecurity researcher Richard Ebright, a Rutgers University professor at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, said the coronavirus behind the pandemic is 96.2% similar to a bat virus discovered by the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2013 and studied at the Wuhan CDC. The virus could have jumped naturally from animal to human but also could have escaped from the lab, he said.

    “Bat coronaviruses are collected and studied by laboratories in multiple parts of China — including Wuhan Municipal CDC and Wuhan Institute of Virology,” he told The Washington Times. “Therefore, the first human infection also could have occurred as a laboratory accident.”

    Until the recent outbreak, all but two coronaviruses in China were studied at biosafety level-2 (BSL-2) facilities — not the high-security BSL-4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology — “which provides only minimal protections against infection of lab workers,” he said.

    “Virus collection, culture, isolation or animal infection at BSL-2 with a virus having the transmission characteristics of the outbreak virus would pose high risk of accidental infection of a lab worker, and from the lab worker, the public,” he said.

    Mr. Ebright said the Chinese video shows Wuhan CDC workers under Mr. Tian’s direction with inadequate personal protective equipment and unsafe practices, including exposed faces and wrists and a lack of goggles or face shields.

    Such practices “would pose substantial risk of infection with a virus having transmission properties similar to those of the outbreak virus,” he said.

    Mr. Ebright said the 2017 news report and 2019 video suggest several possibilities of accidental infection. They include accidental exposure in caves or field laboratories by those without proper protection, accidental infection during transit from caves or field laboratories, accidental infection inside the Wuhan CDC lab because of poor security, and accidental infection during shared work between the Wuhan CDC and the Wuhan Institute of Virology because of inadequate security at the CDC.

    Kenneth Plante, associate director at the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, said he doubted the new virus came from a laboratory.

    “There’s a lot of conspiracy theories that this came out of a biocontainment facility and things of that sort,” he said last week. “But these viruses are closely related to bats. The actual mechanism of the reemergence of this virus was actually hypothesized back during the original SARS coronavirus,” he said.

    But Steven W. Mosher, a China specialist with the Population Research Institute, said China for years has been doing research, detailed in scientific journals, on horseshoe bat coronaviruses that could be harmful to humans.

    “They write about collecting SARS-like coronaviruses from horseshoe bats and proving that, like the SARS virus itself, some of these other naturally occurring coronaviruses could infect human beings directly,” Mr. Mosher said. “They write about genetically engineering new and deadly viruses capable of infecting human lung tissue — just like the Wuhan flu does.”

    Mr. Mosher called the Chinese government to disclose the research to help health officials cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

    China claims that the deadly virus did not escape from its biolab,” Mr. Mosher said. “Fine. Prove it by releasing the research records of the Wuhan lab.”
  15. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    I did see a video of a priest online saying we can bless objects via our baptismal privilege. If I find it, I’ll post it. I think it was in reference to blessing a image of the a Divine Mercy on our doors. It was a very simple prayer/ blessing.

    i found is the video:

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  16. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    California Pandemic Scientist Says His Team Has Found Potential Cure for COVID-19 Virus (Video)

    California scientist Dr. Jacob Glanville says his team has found a cure to the COVID-19 virus. He believes April could be very rough for the United States.

    Glanville’s team took antibodies used to neutralize SARS and used technology in their lab to adapt them to recognize COVID-19.

    Dr. Glanville says he has very potent antibodies to combat the virus and has sent samples out to the military.

    CBS8 in San Diego reported:

    A California scientist and his team say they have found a potential cure for COVID-19.

    News 8 introduced you to Dr. Jacob Glanville of Distributed Bio a couple of weeks ago. He’s one of the doctors featured in the Netflix show “Pandemic.” His team in the Bay Area has been working around the clock trying to come up with a drug to treat COVID-19. Monday he announced he believes they’ve found one.

    “We are happy to announce we have completed the engineering and we have some very potent antibodies that can be effective against the virus,” said Dr. Glanville.

    Below is News 8 reporter Kelly Hessedal’s extended interview with Dr. Glanville and the answers he gave on the potential cure:
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  17. AED

    AED Powers

    MC I have just read this. I am including them and you and your family in my morning Rosary. I am SO sorry this has happened.
  18. AED

    AED Powers

    WISE and comforting true words. We are in God's Hands. As He wishes when He wishes how He wishes for "He does all things mightily and sweetly" (paraphrased from In Sinu Jesu.
  19. AED

    AED Powers

    An essential service? Essential? I suppose if you are in need of satanic sacrifices which it seems many in this debased culture are. God have mercy mercy mercy.
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  20. Mario

    Mario Powers


    O Mary conceived without sin, pray for this family who have recourse to thee!
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