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Valtorta, Uganda & Communion for Protestant
A Donation from Uganda
I am called D.K., a Roman Catholic living in Kampala, Uganda.
I too, am alarmed by the excessive deviations from TRADITION, our very own Pope Francis has committed and continues to commit, all in the name of being seen to be progressive and "merciful".
However, I would like to make a modest donation to you, to enable you continue your efforts in standing up for the Traditions of our Church that our Pope Francis is striving to erode or minimize.
But I cannot, because in this country, credit cards are not a mode of payment or any financial transaction, and I don't have one anyway. Can I make a bank to bank transfer? Or a cash payment? Kindly advise on the way forward.
The following is in a cemetery in England:
"Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me."
To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
"To follow you I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went."
Mother Teresa To Be Canonized in 2016
There is no need for miracles anymore. Only requirement is that they be progressivist and pro-Vatican II.
Inés San Martín
November 18, 2015 - ROME — An Italian news agency reported Wednesday that Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis in early September 2016, though the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has still not attributed to her a second miracle, a step needed to complete canonization process.
The Italian agency AGI reported that the canonization, the formal act of declaring someone a saint, would be held Sept. 5, 2016, although L’Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, said it would more likely be Sept. 4, a Sunday.
Sept. 5 is the official feast day for Mother Teresa as a “blessed,” the final stage before sainthood, and it is also the anniversary of her death in 1997.
The Vatican’s medical board has already confirmed the inexplicable cure of Brazilian man who had been diagnosed with multiple brain tumors as due to the intercession of Mother Teresa, but the board’s decision still has to be approved by the bishops and cardinals who make up the sainthood congregation.
The Vatican Insider news agency reports that the miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession will be examined by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in December.
The bishops could request further proof, which would delay the process. But if they accept the medical ruling, the prefect of the congregation, Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato, will present the case to the pope, who will still need to accept the miracle and set a date for the ceremony in order for the canonization to move forward.
Russian Spies’ ‘Formation’
Mr. Westerman's Holiday for Spies did put the spotlight on Russia's GRU military spy apparatus. It also coincided with a book "One to Get In, Two to Get Out," written years ago profiling the GRU. The gist of the title is, once formally recruited into the GRU the only way out was by death.
New prospective recruits at the beginning of their training were shown a film of an agent who was caught selling military secrets he obtained in Germany. Once lured back to Russia he was arrested, and shortly after was filmed strapped to a sheet of steel that was placed on a conveyor belt. The recruits see his face grimacing, contorted and full of sweat as he is headed in a moment to enter a huge incinerator and soon he will to be a pile of ashes that will be blown out of a smokestack.
That poor GRU spy found out too late, if he found out at all, that not only will Jesus separate at the last judgment the goats from the sheep for all eternity, but Satan in time separates his goats from his goats, especially when they are of no use any longer.
Les Brigandes – The Female Bandits
Please watch this video. This song is played by traditional Catholic young ladies from France.
They also have a song called "The Great Replacement" & "The Jacobin Lodge" both with English subtitles. Please watch these songs - it is well worth your time!!
God bless you and thank you for exposing Pius XII for the modernist he truly was!! (e.g. here, here, here, here and here.)
Les Brigandes - France, notre terre is available here.
Communion for Protestants
Just check with your conscience if you're a Lutheran who wants to receive Communion with your Catholic spouse. Francis says he just doesn't have an answer to the question. Hmm? What happened to Catholic dogma on the topic? Guess it's too Pelagian - or maybe gnostic - to turn to the Catechism and apply logic: It is forbidden, therefore, you cannot.
No, Francis just doesn't have the answer... He said: “There are questions that only if one is sincere with oneself and the little theological light one has, must be responded to on one’s own.”
Read the report below.
Pope Francis has suggested a Lutheran spouse of a Catholic should “talk to the Lord” in discerning whether or not to receive Holy Communion with her husband. Francis made the remark during a Q & A at a visit to Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran church on Sunday [November 15, 2015].
During the visit he presented the church’s pastor with the same chalice he had given the Archbishops of Washington, New York and Philadelphia while in the United States.
The Pope was asked whether a Lutheran and Catholic married couple might “finally participate together in Communion”. The questioner referred to “the hurt we’ve felt together due to [our] difference of faith”.
Francis said it was “not my competence” to give permission to do this, and admitted: “I ask myself and don’t know how to respond – what you’re asking me, I ask myself the [same] question.”
The Pope then stressed the role of personal discernment rather than repeating Church teaching that Protestant spouses can only receive Holy Communion if they do not “have recourse for the sacrament” at their own church.
He said: “There are questions that only if one is sincere with oneself and the little theological light one has, must be responded to on one’s own.”
The Pope referred to a bishop, Bishop Jerónimo Podestá, who “went a little wrong – 48 years old, he married, [and then had] two children”. Francis suggested that the bishop had been helped in his moral journey by accompanying his family to Mass.
Rocco Palmo, on his blog Whispers in the Loggia, said the Pope’s remarks “quite possibly show his hand on his intended course” on his post-synod document. A proposal to allow Anglican spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion had been included in the Instrumentum Laboris of the synod.
Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, co-chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), set up to further unity, said the idea did not meet the demands of the Code of Canon Law or the Ecumenical Directory.
He said: “Such a proposal would tend to establish a category of Christians not in full communion with the Catholic Church yet distinguished from other Christians by a ‘right’ to receive Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass on any occasion. Nor can I imagine that the usual and recurring demands of a hectic family life could be regarded as constituting a long-term situation where a person would ‘be unable to have recourse for the sacrament desired to a minister of his or her own Church or ecclesial community’.”
Tony Blair was famously criticised by Cardinal Basil Hume after he presented himself repeatedly for Communion while attending Mass with his wife, Cherie, and their children, before he became Catholic.
Posted November 24, 2015
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I was delighted when you attacked The Poem of the Man-God (here, here and here). Valtorta was severely criticized before you did the same.
As I grow older, I have doubts about all alleged apparitions and endless locutions. Fatima was short, succinct, and has proven true. Heaven does not beat around the bush, and Heaven does not innovate.
In Our Lady,