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

  1. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    The Chinese might be gambling on the lack of will of a country that couldn't even defeat the Taliban.
  2. Muzhik

    Muzhik Powers

    Is anyone else having problems with the web pages in this forum? Pages 574, 575, and 576 are blank, and 577, 578, and 579 have only one post per page.
  3. PurpleFlower

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  5. andree

    andree Powers

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  6. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Yes its quite possible we lost some data when our database crashed.. could I ask instead of notifying strange things like this on the thread itself could we send a pm or report it..I will create a thread in forum maintenance called Bug Reports which can be used to report as well..thanks unfortunately I cant read every thread so might miss something (y)

    thats it fixed now ;)

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  7. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    Retired Pope Benedict pens letter about his own death
    Oct 20, 2021
    by The Associated Press
    This Oct. 19, 2014 file photo shows Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he arrives in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, FILE)
    ROME — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has said he hopes to soon join a beloved professor friend in “the afterlife,” in a sign that the 94-year-old pontiff is not only accepting his eventual death but welcoming it.

    Benedict penned an Oct. 2 letter to a German priest, thanking him for letting him know of the passing of the Rev. Gerhard Winkler, a Cistercian priest and academic colleague of the former Joseph Ratzinger.

    “Of all my colleagues and friends he was the closest to me,” Benedict wrote, according to the letter reproduced in German media. “Now he has reached the afterlife, where many friends certainly await him. I hope I can join them soon.”

    Benedict became the first pope in 600 years to resign when he renounced the papacy in 2013, saying he didn’t have the strength of body and mind to guide the Catholic Church.

    Throughout the papacy of Pope Francis, Benedict has lived in a converted monastery in the Vatican gardens, occasionally greeting visitors and writing, but by and large keeping to his vow to live “hidden to the world.”
  8. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    No problem here
  9. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    God bless him. So lonely. Lost his brother awhile back, too.
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  10. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    Ratzinger seems to be the surest reference of John Paul II's legacy among us, not only because of the friendship between them and theological closeness, but also because they both faced up close the horrors of Nazism and Communism.
  11. Liza

    Liza Angels

    December 8 is also the day devoted to Virgin of Desatanudos, that has been advocated for recently at our Church. They presented that Pope Francis is devoted to Virgin of Desatanudos, based on German painting. Very concerning is name “De” “Satan” “nudos” — from Satan knots.
  12. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I always thought that the Pope was devoted to Our Lady, UNDOER of knots.
    I’m certain of this. Is this a different translation? I have said that Novena to her under that title.
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  13. Liza

    Liza Angels

    “desata” “nudos” means undoer of knots
    “De” “satan” “nudos” means from satan knots
  14. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I have not heard this at all
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  15. Liza

    Liza Angels

    The devotion is based solely on a painting, no messages or apparitions from Our Lady.
  16. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Yes, I knew that. I think it’s legit, though, and not satanic. Imho
  17. thomas21

    thomas21 Archangels

    I don’t trust what Catholic journalists say Benedict says and does. I think he might be a prisoner.
  18. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Well, I see your point. But not to overthink the name, my feelings as I prayed the novena were for Our Lady to undo the knots in my life mainly from an event that happened in my past. I think knots in our lives are caused by the evil one, or evil influences in ourselves which bring them on. In Scripture, we are told that the Lord can make the crooked way straight. Just my thoughts on the subject. And I am so happy for your exemption. What a blessing for you and your husband. May it please God to remove the mandates.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2021
  19. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    You are so right! Parents have to watch everything….I pity them. It’s getting rediculous.
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  20. Liza

    Liza Angels

    Thank you so much for your insight on my concerns.
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