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Pope Benedict XVI 'to resign'

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28th, according to reports on Italian news agency ANSA.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9862194/Po...




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An interesting video that

An interesting video that compares christianity to other religions.

http://youtu.be/Od_JGp0mrcM

So...

the Rat-zinger is doing a runner after his valet dobbed in his dirty dealings.
Unfortunately he will be long dead before his evil misdeeds see the inside of a court room.
Catholicism will be better off without him.

SteveMT's picture

Lightning Strikes Vatican After Papal Resignation

It appears the pope did not provide the higher power with an advance notice of his resignation notice as hours after his shocking announcement yesterday this happened to the Vatican.
http://www.zerohedge.com/...

Ya gotta love the

timing on that strike! LOL

God has the best sense of humor!!!!

SteveMT's picture

In this case, Romans 12:19 applies:

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

...and a voice came from the heavens,

damn...missed!

Must not have been from God then.....

he would not have missed.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Retirement first in over 600 years!

He appears to be more honorable than most of our politicians. For that, alone, he should be praised. Being ex-Catholic, I do not worship the pope. But, he appeaars to be a good leader.

Was that the "leader"

Who, as a cardinal refused to acknowledge or bring to justice those within the church who
sexually exploited children and the vulnerable?
Or the leader who was so involved in criminal money practices that his valet was arrested and jailed for alerting the world to his unchristian
practices?

clear cut case of the pope wanting to

Free up time from updating his twitter to chasing twater

A lot of people believe Pope John Paul I was assassinated

In the Prophesy of Malachy, Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani, is described as "From the Midst of the Moon."

Albino Luciani (=White Light) was born in Canale d'Ogardo, Diocese of Belluno (beautiful moon). He was by all accounts in excellent health, with slightly low blood pressure being the only noted anomaly. Elected pope on August 26, his reign lasted only 33 Days - from a half moon to the next half moon.

They said he died of a heart attack, but he was found very peacefully in his bed with a smile on his face. When a person has a heart attack, there is usually sign of a struggle. In his hand was a list of his new appointees. He wanted to reorganize the structure of the Curia, publish several encyclicals, remove from office the president of the IOR (The Vatican Bank), and reform the Vatican bank. He was aware of, and wanted to openly face and remove the Masonry and Mafia element which had infiltrated, and roamed around the Roman Curia.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

The Smiling Pope

Investigative reporter, David Yallop, alleges in his book, In God’s Name,” that Pope John Paul I was indeed murdered. He notes inconsistencies in the reporting of his death, and many other circumstances that led him to the conclusion that Albino Luciani was killed. He alleges that he was murdered by the people who would profit from the pope’s short term of service.

http://www.jneiman.com/Stamp%20articles/smiling_pope.htm

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

33 Days....

Masonic-ly significant.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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WOW!

I've never heward that. I will have to do my research. Can you turn me on to a book, or two, that might help in my learning of what really happened?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

There is a section here.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR4S5vexEyQ&list=PLD841087C09...
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The Freemason stuff starts at about 8:50.
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Stuff on the Pope is at 35:30.
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And if you think that is interesting, check out the info starting at 37:39.
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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Oh boy

They include rock music? LOL

Most people I know that listen to rock are moral people.

And to break the "backward song" stereotype...no one is listening to the songs backwards, so what difference does it make? And the wording is so obscure backwards I think it's hilarious that they state their interpretation of it as absolute.

David Yallop

ecorob's picture

But doesn't he sit at the right hand of God?

Isn't he the "go between" between man and God?

Oh, the humanity!

Pardon me for saying this but doesn't something like this just make being the Pope almost (kinda) like any other "job"?

Just sayin'

Also, I'm kinda amazed that, in these tumultuous times, he (Ratzinger, the Pope) wasn't willing to stay on and fight the good fight.

I never really understood the Catholic premise. I understand it a lot less today.

Maybe some of you of the Catholic persuation can help me out?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

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the pope

is a self proclaimed VICAR
they sit in the judgment seat as moses did
when they pray for repentance it is not to the savior
but the prayer is unto man,who in turn dollops
out the punishment(again not to the true one who sits
at the right hand of god)
remember say your 2 hail maries,and rub your beads
all is forgiven
no one has ever sat on the right side of god but the savior,when the old testament would atone for the sins
of them israelites they were told to only have a blood offering on the left side of the altar(not the right)
that spot was reserved even then
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

He said he would resign...

...if his health ever caused him to no longer be able to fulfill the role of the office.

He is over 90 for Pete's sake. I am certain God holds no harsh judgement for him in this - I am certain - prayerful decision.

ecorob's picture

I know but...

doesn't the job description expressly say, "for life"?

So, now, we, basically, have two Popes on the planet at the same time.

I think this was why those that made the rules said, "for life".

But this could be a good thing, right? As God now has a little more "bench strength".

Thnaks for your insights, Pete!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Splitting hairs.

He is the esteemed enfeebled and doting former Pope Benedict. Personally, I am certain that God understands the reason for him stepping down voluntarily.

Ominous things coming...

This is so strange. Why? Because as a staunch Catholic that I am, I always sensed that Pope Benedict could never be invaded by Satan. He would fight him as Saint Pio did...physically as the witnesses have said. Saint Padre Pio had so many gifts, bi-location, reading of your minds & knowing people's history, not to mention the stigmata, all of which were documented by many medical doctors. Not much of the world knew anything about Padre Pio, because the Catholic Church punished him and didn't believe in all his miracles that were reported. He humbly obeyed the Church which was as he should do. They did an excellent movie about his life with Sergio Castillitto I highly recommend with stunning acting.

Moreover, it's important to understand that the 3 young Portugese children of Fatima, who predicted the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917 which was witnessed by over 30,000 - 100,000 people, of them, the one child who survived to live a long life, said that the Blessed Virgin Mother had told her that the 3rd secret should be revealed to the Church in 1960. Well, it wasn't. Not long after, President Kennedy, a Catholic, was murdered. This is when Vatican II occurred, and ultimately the Church had recommended it should not be revealed. There is some speculation which I have not confirmed that Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul III wanted to reveal it.

Do you know what that 3rd Secret was all about? It was a prediction that the Catholic Church would be invaded by a Satan, UNLESS they did what Lucia (Sister Lucia--the surviving child) said to do as the Blessed Mother had revealed. So, the Church actually kept this 3rd Secret from the public for decades, and hence, Satan entered the Church from then on to today's date in a variety of ways. Although Cardinal Ratzinger had nothing to do with the infestation of the homosexual priests, he was smeered in the Media (same thing as they did to Dr. Paul). It's ironic that the very thing the Church *should* have done that would have countered Satan's attack, was the very thing they didn't do.

Is it fate, or not? I don't know, but Cardinal Ratzinger's (Pope Benedict) famous interview in 1984 with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Ratzinger said the Secret concerns “the dangers threatening the faith and life of the Christian, and therefore the world. And also the importance of the last times (novissimi).”

Then there is the famous quote from Luigi Cardinal Ciappi, personal theologian to four Popes up to and including Pope John Paul II:

“In the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church begins at the top.”

So, I really do fear who will take the reigns of this next Pope. We shall see, but in light of all the evil things happening in our world, well...

Considering

The last pope to abdicate, Celestine V, was immortalized in Dante's Inferno, consigned to limbo for all eternity for making "the great refusal", and left in Hell's Antechamber in "The Divine Comedy"... Now considered to be one of the greatest literary works of all time... I would say this decision must weigh heavily on the Pope. His reasoning is not in line with that of tradition or Catholic orthodoxy, as when popes fall ill, they are, indeed, expected to suffer, much like Christ suffered on the cross, until they are taken by God...

The Pope's last tweet is even more revealing:

"We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new."

In his resignation speech he stated he had "examined his conscience"?

I suspect Ratzinger would not resign like this unless he, himself, has felt a loss of communion with Christ on a personal level, or some scandal is a midst.

St. Malachy

Do you know the prophecy?

Did you ever read the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

????

Yes. It is a product of Vatican II and was used to replace

the old Baltimore Catechism and Mass. It was supposed to be an improvement from the mindless memorization of the old Catechism. But, ya know what, ((((Granger))))? Now that I am old myself, I have come to the realization that the Baltimore Catechism was far superior in dogma and was crystal clear as to what Catholics believe, without all the ramblings of the so called "new and improved" version. The old Catecism wasn't just memorization, as I thought as a child. It was deep with meaning; not just with dogma but, with the mystical, which the Church has chosen to cast aside via Vatican II.

Improvement as in, translated with more accuracy ((((Nonna)))))

I ADORE my Church, My Lord God Jesus Christ, and ALL the angels and saints. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. ((((((((((((Nonna)))))))))))) I LOVE you, and you can't stop that.

Right back at ya, (((((Granger)))))!

But, not translated. REVISED compliments of Vatican II, which was the seed planted to destroy the Catholic Church I love. Some good things did come out of that Council but, overall, it was destructive to the beauty of the mystical tradition and the faith I hold very dear and that the young Catholics are being denied these days. I mourn the loss of the depth of spirituality in my Church. Now it seem to me to be like any other church, focused on anything other than that depth of spirituality.