Prince Philip dies, age 99

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Christy1983, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Christy1983

    Christy1983 Guest

    Prayers for someone whose life affected so many others

    Prince Philip dead at 99: Queen announces with 'deep sorrow' that husband the Duke of Edinburgh 'passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle' this morning - three weeks after he finished 28-night hospital stay for infection and heart surgery

    • Her Majesty announced death of her husband of 73 years at midday today and joins 'the world in mourning'
    • Philip was in Windsor after being treated for an infection and pre-existing heart condition for 28 nights
    • Duke of Edinburgh had kept a low profile since conducting his final solo public engagement in August 2017
    • After retiring, Philip spent much of his time at Windsor and at Queen's private Sandringham estate in Norfolk
    • Duke was the longest-serving consort in British history and the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch
    • Philip was known for legendary gaffes and uncensored and politically incorrect opinions on various subjects
     
  2. Jason Fernando

    Jason Fernando Archangels

    Rest in Peace
     
  3. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    I recognise the personal loss of a husband , father, grandfather and great-grandfather to a family on a personal level. However , in all sincerity , I cannot mourn the loss of a member of an institution which is guilty of incalculable crimes against my beloved island and my Catholic Faith
     
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  4. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Yep brother my older self would have deleted this thread in an instant but a person before God is a soul, as difficult as it is I will take refuge in St Therese and allow the repose of his soul
     
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  5. Christy1983

    Christy1983 Guest

    An RIP post for someone who has been a player in the world stage for so long didn't seem so very wrong to me. I am not Irish, though, and have no grudge/bad memories against the British Royal Family. (At times, I wish the U.S. had a person in public life like the Queen, who is a responsible adult.)

    But we are to pray for our enemies as well as our friends, so I will not delete this myself.
     
  6. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    I hear were you are coming from and I now you meant no harm.. No one is asking for you to delete the post but from a Northern Irish point of view its kinda like asking Jews to pray for Hitler. Too much pain anger and sorrow my friend.

    The army that he stood for and gave medals to was responsible for too many atrocities.. Just one clip below of the hurt caused..



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  7. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    As a southern Irish person I have no problem with rest in peace for Prince Philip. I have been bitterly dissapointed by our government and our venal weak leaders.
    Queen Elizabeth isn't responsible for a lot of bad decisions by her government. She has been a figure of stability for the UK.
     
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  8. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    :confused::confused::confused:pitty she and her establishment knighted gave medals and honoured her blood thirsty killing soldiers in my home town.. (n)sorry Mary have you forgotten the black and tans?

    OK maybe I should ignore this thread but please understand I was born in 69 and knew nothing but hatred from that organisation because I was Catholic my neighbour and friend at the age of 15 was kidnapped and shot in the head and dumped by a river because he was a Catholic so I can not and won't feel pitty or sadness for a regime that caused soo soo much suffering.
     
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  9. Byron

    Byron Powers

    Well.. I have both Scottish and English blood, although I married a Basque. But it won’t stop me from saying Prince Phillip in 1988 said, if he were reincarnated, he would want to come back as a virus and depopulate. Nasty individual. May God forgive him.
     
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  10. Christy1983

    Christy1983 Guest

    You know, I think of The Troubles as in the past, not remembering how long the past can stay with people! Maybe add a pray of healing to the RIP.
     
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  11. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    So true this was my Philip I can still see him holding my hand as he took me to the shops for sweets..

    On January 30th, 1973, Philip was on his way home when he was abducted from the street by loyalist paramilitaries. He was taken to the Giant’s Ring, outside Belfast, where they hooded him with his coat, beat him, and then shot him several times.



    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/...a-hood-over-his-head-and-killed-him-1.4037704
     
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  12. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Angels

    What an unfortunate comparison you make – for Jews as well as Brits. Little wonder the prospect of real peace in the North seems an impossible dream with “pain and anger” expressed in this way.

    You may wish to recall the event and the Irish ‘institution’ that bombed Mountbatten to bits on the beloved island of Ireland.

    But you are correct to point out the “pain, anger and sorrow”. Unfortunately this is passed down from generation to generation by those who are unable to truly find forgivenes in their heart. I don’t expect anyone to forget the atrocities but there are two camps that have suffered, not forgetting the many inncocent lives lost across the sea by being blown to bits.

    Forgive us our tressspasses as we forive others… and until we do so we shall be like the sibling brother waiting outside the door of his father’s mansion unable to bring himself to the party, such was his bitterness for his brother in Christ.
     
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  13. Christy1983

    Christy1983 Guest

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  14. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    What unfortunate comparison did the British army cold bloodedly kill innocent catholics in Northern Ireland? Did the British government not apologise for that.. Am I missing something?

    You see you actually posted the problem yourself by saying that two sides suffered? So what side wins what side do you side with.. I would have just as much of a problem being asked to pray for any terrorist that has been responsible for taking the life of anyone's loved one.. Be careful how or who you judge my friend
     
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  15. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    I grew up in a family that was very republican and the my father's and mother's families were on opposite side of the civil war. Every time there was an election my parents didn't talk for a week as my father was so angry at my mother for voting for the other side. It has taken 2 generations for that division to be forgotten so I understand how close to the bone the hurt and pain is in Northern Ireland. Saying that there is only one way forward, pray for healing and the grace to forgive.
     
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  16. Byron

    Byron Powers

    So sorry Quis. So many of us share such sad stories. The Spanish Civil War divided so many. It was also hell on earth. Hold on to His heart for help to forgive.
     
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  17. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Angels

    No. It’s all there for you to ponder.

    << Be careful how or who you judge my friend... >>

    Surely not a threat?
     
  18. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    we must remember when Christ wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem as a consequence of the sins of the people who rejected him as their Savior
     
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  19. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    You know what that's just an uneducated pathetic reply.. I could hit the ban button but hey ho good luck with that mindset... Pathetic
     
  20. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Now now don't reply and then edit your reply to win an argument.. ;)
     
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