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

  1. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thanks for the info. Can’t answer your question, though. Maybe it’s the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. That’s a guess.
  2. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    there is a transcript of the text from the image somewhere? I would like to translate it into Portuguese.
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  3. Indy

    Indy Praying

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  4. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

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  5. SteveD

    SteveD Archangels

    If one of them is the 'Bishop in White' mentioned in the Fatima prophecy then it would be logical that whoever is doing the killing would kill both at about the same time. I read Fr. Culleton's book (published in 1941) some time ago and, as he was convinced that several prophecies related to the British losing the second world war, I was not persuaded that his other interpretations of various prophesies carried much weight.
  6. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Interpretation is always a human variable, events being the corrective. Nevertheless, those events did feature, even if only through a glass darkly.

    I only know of the sentence presented by Brian, and it mentions nothing of 'killing', so I assumed it referred to both dying of natural causes on the same night-something not outrageously unlikely, given their mutually progressing infirmities.
  7. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    It's still a striking prophesy. As I mentioned to Steve, prophesy can be something in the nature of seeing things through a glass darkly. The inspired idea of a Jesuit pope might have been accompanied by the assumption of the prophet that he would be head of the order, or perhaps another assumption is that the visionary assumed this Jesuit Black Pope in his vision was just the head of the Jesuits under his colloquial title...but, now, we have a Jesuit pope, although I have heard that this is precluded by the rules of the Order. I only ever see Pope Emeritus (once a pope, always a pope-isn't Peter still a pope in Heaven?) Benedict dressed in white and, of course, we all know the symbolism of White and Black.
  8. SteveD

    SteveD Archangels

    Yes I agree, I did say 'if'.
  9. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Forgive me, I'm a little bit slow. I see where you're coming from, now. You're ahead of me linking this prophesy with the Fatima prophesy. Both of them being murdered on the same night seems apocalyptic.
  10. Carol55

    Carol55 Ave Maria

    Prayers going up. +

    October 2, 20218:15 PM EDT Last Updated 14 hours ago
    Fire devastates Honduras' Caribbean resort island of Guanaja
    2 minute read

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A huge fire destroyed or damaged more than 200 houses and businesses on the Honduran island of Guanaja on Saturday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee for safety and ravaging the tourism-dependent resort, relief authorities said.

    Dramatic video footage shared on social media showed rows of seaside houses engulfed in flames and wooden homes collapsing in Guanaja, a Caribbean island about 70 kilometres (44 miles) off the north coast of Honduras.

    Honduran Air Force dropped water on the island to douse the fire but not before it had destroyed many homes. Footage taken after the inferno was brought under control showed dozens of concrete houses with no roofs and windows.

    Smoke billows from a fire at a residential area on the island of Guanaja, Honduras in this screen grab taken from a video taken October 2, 2021. COPECO/Reuters TV via REUTERS

    "We can confirm that we have no human losses but vast material losses," said Max Gonzales, minister of the National System for Risk Management and National Contingencies (SINAGER) agency. [Praise God.+]

    Four people were injured in the blaze, which destroyed 90 houses and damaged another 120, including some used as businesses, Gonzales said.

    The fire broke out before dawn and residents struggled to bring it under control as the island does not have a firefighting service.

    Guanaja is one of the country's three picturesque Bay Islands, where snorkelers and divers come to see dolphins and a big coral reef.

    Reporting by Gustavo Palencia Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Sandra Maler
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  11. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    How could the National System for Risk Management and National Contingencies fail to ensure that the island had a fire service? SINAGER are finaglers, I suspect.
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  12. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

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  13. Indy

    Indy Praying

    Kind of amazing just over 100 years since the communists took over Russia and killed most of the monarchy they this wedding went ahead. There is a sign in there somewhere, maybe communism is coming to an end.
  14. SteveD

    SteveD Archangels

    This is timely and relevant:

    Anne Catherine Emmerich on “Two Popes” - YouTube
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  15. Sunnyveil

    Sunnyveil Archangels

    "Great White Day" certainly sounds a lot better than "Dark Winter"
  16. Ananchal

    Ananchal Vigilans

    IDK - Great White Day. Big Snow storm. No heat. Roofs Collapsing. Food Shortages.

    Course...on a positive side. It would keep me from having to go into work ;)
  17. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    An interesting fellow with a very long career, he did not have much good to say about Australia being a part of AUKUS or it's move to purchase nuclear powered subs and the effect it would have on nations in the S China Sea.
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  18. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Remember, during Obama's terms there were several viral scares. None of which amounted to anything but clearly showed a hint of the path that was soon to follow when the right set of circumstances arrived.
  19. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    I don't think so, not just yet but this is indeed a good sign.

    Is the specter of communism haunting Russia again? Not since the election of 1996, the only post-Soviet presidential race in Russia to result in a runoff, has the country’s Communist Party seemed like a real threat. In more than two decades since Vladimir Putin first took the helm, it has played the role of pliant opposition, helping the Kremlin to maintain a façade of democratic choice. The future looks less predictable.

    Gennady Zyuganov, the 77-year-old former Soviet ideologue who unsuccessfully challenged Boris Yeltsin back in 1996, remains in charge and unwilling to embark on radical adventures. But more assertive voices are also emerging, speaking up on corruption, social justice, the treatment of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and, over the past two weeks, electronic voting fraud.

    At a time when discontent has few outlets in Russia, the party has become one, catching the attention of voters beyond red-flag-waving pensioners. It made an impressive comeback in September’s parliamentary election, winning nearly 19% of party-list votes, compared with a meager 13% in 2016. Even accounting for the favorable effects of a tactical voting campaign spearheaded by Navalny, that’s a step up. Despite an electoral system skewed toward the ruling party, the party added 15 seats to its State Duma total, more than any rival bloc, and will bring in outspoken voices like Oleg Mikhailov from Komi Republic, a harsh critic of the local Moscow-appointed governor who demands a better fiscal deal for the energy-producing region.

    Long a biddable opponent, the Communist Party is looking a little more troublesome. In one of the most telling episodes of the past two weeks, party officials angry at electronic votes that conveniently erased the party’s electoral lead in Moscow races called a rally in the capital “for fair elections.” Zyuganov was not present. He was instead at a meeting with Putin and other State Duma party leaders. The leadership is not yet for turning.

    But even well before September’s legislative poll, more critical voices were rising in an otherwise unreconstructed Communist Party universe.

    There’s popular strawberry tycoon Pavel Grudinin, who ran against Putin as the Communist candidate in 2018. He talked up the social infrastructure for workers on his farm and the need to learn from Soviet mistakes; on the campaign stump at one point, he compared Putin’s lengthy rule to Leonid Brezhnev’s stagnant years. He did better than the Kremlin had anticipated, with the result that despite being third on the Communist Party list, he was barred from running in the most recent election — ostensibly because of foreign assets, which he says he no longer holds.

    There’s also 36-year-old Nikolai Bondarenko in Saratov, in southwestern Russia, with a 1.6 million-plus YouTube following and a record of openly challenging United Russia officials. He once tried to live on 3,500 rubles a month (roughly $50) to showcase meager pension increases, documenting the experiment; earlier this year, he was detained for attending a demonstration in support of Navalny. Bondarenko sought to take on Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin in the legislative elections, but was shifted to a less controversial constituency.

    Neither Bondarenko nor any other upstart is about to take control of the ultra-hierarchical Communist Party, much less challenge Putin. For now, the party’s leadership remains aligned with the Kremlin under Zyuganov, a hardliner who has argued for re-Stalinization but has also found a comfortable niche as in-system opposition, happy to raise occasional domestic concerns for its base and to steer clear of more contentious issues like foreign policy. Despite his age and fading personal popularity, he isn’t about to relinquish control.

    But the rise of these voices and the discontent with living standards that they have been able to harness represent a threat — one the Kremlin will need to modulate. As Tatiana Stanovaya of political consultancy R.Politik points out, the aim here will not be total destruction, as it was with Navalny, but instead a weaker and tamer party, back in its subservient role. For instance, while the likes of Grudinin, even more dangerous for not being radical youths, were conspicuously sidelined, the Kremlin has avoided other confrontations. When party officials rallied against electoral fraud in Moscow last weekend, police merely used blaring music to drown out the speakers.

    It’s still a challenge for the Kremlin to navigate. The Communist Party is heterogeneous, and some cohorts of potential supporters can eat into the Kremlin’s electorate. It’s also a party whose entrenched social and historical roots make it impossible to smear as “foreign influenced,” and one that is involved in administering large chunks of Russia. It commands instant recognition from voters in a country where nostalgia for the Soviet Union runs deep. A harsh crackdown could easily backfire.

    As Mark Galeotti, senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, explained to me, the party possesses the only powerful political machine in Russia that does not depend on the Kremlin. Whether it can find a leader who can harness that reach and operational capacity is less clear.

    The Kremlin is unlikely to take chances. The more outspoken members of the party will find themselves under pressure from both Putin and Zyuganov. Moscow will watch for opportunities to engineer what happens when Zyuganov decides to pass on the baton, ideally pushing the party toward its more useful, hardline heartland and away from social democratic territory. Rebels would be consigned to the regions. That’s the plan, at least. But as 2024’s presidential election approaches, Russia’s Communist Party may not perform according to plan.
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  20. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I have not listened to the video. Personally, I am not overly fond of Taylor Marshall. That being said, Steve Skojec wrote an article several years ago in which he pointed out that ACE's vision of the two popes pertained to a former time period in the Church. I have posted it a couple of times on this forum. Since I have not listened to the video, I am not qualified to answer Mr. Marshall's arguments. But I remain unconvinced.

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