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For God’s sake, why do you damnable sodomites pursue the heights of ecclesiastical dignity with such fiery ambition?

Saint Peter Damian

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  1. LQC…

    Maybe just one thing has changed.
    The universal acceptance of the acts and lifestyles of debased individuals.

    I might be mistaken but the push to normalize these actions and do so in multiple avenues, entertainment, schools, church settings, is an abomination in itself. Domitian and Caligula era’s might of run a close second and third, but I’m guessing our culture is the most accepting of the disorder.

  2. Philip…you are right. We in this age, and by ‘we’ I mean the majority of western governments and a few others in the southern hemispheres, AND society at large have tolerated and accepted deviant and sinful lifestyles as normal as in all other lifestyles. For the first time in human history I believe homosexuality has been officially recognized by the state as normal and homosexual acts as to be protected and recognized as no different than heterosexuality.

    Yes Rome and other civilizations had their own homosexuals and some were left to their own devices but they were NEVER officially sanctioned by these pagan civilizations. There are ancient writings where(I apologize for not having the source at hand)a Roman official writes mockingly how these men, dressed as women pretend to marry another man in mock ceremonies of marriage. As I said, homosexuality may have been somewhat tolerated back then but never ever officially sanctioned by the state as we have in our time.

    Oh and has abortion or child sacrifice ever been sanctioned expect by the most despicable pagan nations of old? And our world universally accepts and protects this child killing as a empowerment of women?

    No my friends, though many things in our society and ancient times may parallel ours is the only time where the depravity of the most basest of human perversion is viewed as a right and protected by the state.

    Pray for our country and the world

  3. OrdinaryCatholic.

    Pray is right!
    What will befall mankind, the U.S. in particular, will be no 9/11. No that was tragic true enough, but a horrific event will happen. The rain will drench the good and the evil. “The survivors will envy the dead,” paraphrasing a message I can’t recall at this moment. The rain?
    Hot and sulphuric…an amateur guest at best. New York lawmakers and abortion advocates are expediting this event. It will come. Gods mercy first..then His Justice!

    Pray indeed.

  4. I hear of an event also though nothing of this nature is ever verifiable: Three Days of Darkness. Is it true? Dunno. Is it possible? Of course. Probable? Maybe. Such punishments are not always inevitable and set in stone for God has relented from his anger upon the Earth when the proper response was elicited from mankind such as prayer and fasting and turning back to Him.

    I tend to think that if there is a three days of darkness it will occur within each soul on earth where were find ourselves without the slightest sense of God being present and we are exposed to what our hearts and souls really look like to God. I for one would die from this sense of hopelessness and the deprivation of the divine. May God be more merciful upon the Earth than I would be were I Him.

  5. The prophecy of Three Days of Darkness an eschatological (end times) folk belief (based on private revelation) within Catholicism which parallels the Ninth of the Ten Plagues against Egypt in Exodus 10:21-29. Just as God punished the Egyptians with plagues including the “three days of darkness”, the theory states that God will chastise the world with darkness at the end of time. The earth will be enveloped by darkness lasting three days and three nights, the only light source that can be seen being blessed candles. Various Catholic visionaries agree that the faithful should stay within their homes during this period as most of the earth’s inhabitants shall die. This apocalyptic belief states that if someone exits his home to go outside or opens the windows to his home, then the demons suffocating the air outside will kill him. Adherents of this belief are usually extreme Traditionalists and Sedevacantists. There is a report that St. Padre Pio spoke about this, but the authenticity of that is disputed.

    I know of no explicit confirmation of this as an end-time event in the New Testament, so I would be very careful about propagating this as authentic prophecy. That said, Revelation 6:12-14 does allude to day(s) of darkness, but the allusion is open to interpretation:

    12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale; 14 the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

    Revelation 8:12 also alludes to day(s) of darkness:

    12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.

    Joel 2:1-2 and 30-31 likewise have similar allusions:

    1 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
    Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
        for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near,
    2 a day of darkness and gloom,
        a day of clouds and thick darkness!
    Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains
        a great and powerful people;
    their like has never been from of old,
        nor will be again after them
        through the years of all generations.

    30 “And I will give portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes…..”

    How could three days of darkness happen? Possibly an asteroid impact or volcanic eruption that throws up a massive dust cloud obscuring the heavens for three days. Possibly also a large debris of comets or asteroids traversing the volume of space between Earth and Sun over a three day period. Either of those events would be accompanied by a lot of other undesired and nasty events.

    Conclusion – private revelation given to saints is just that: private. I would be very careful in giving credence to this three days of darkness stuff.

  6. It is true that no one is forced to put their faith in private revelations and neither do I. But not all private revelations are to be dismissed out of hand such as Sr. Faustina and the Sacred Heart, Lourdes, Fatima etc. However, with that said those revelations that the Church has given it’s A-Okay are safe for the faithful to believe for nothing within them denies the faith and are without error.

    Now, as far as the three days of darkness I find it more of a curiosity than anything else yet one has the need to discern all to see if it is from God. Do I believe it? I’ve no reason to. To me if it is true it would be a divine punishment. There are many ways for God to punish us and if 3 days of darkness is one of them then so be it. As I wrote above: Three Days of Darkness. Is it true? Dunno. Is it possible? Of course. Probable? Maybe.

  7. We agree, Ordinary Catholic. I just wanted to give some background surrounding specifically the three days of darkness in Catholic eschatology. It would not surprise me at all if Revelation 6:12-14 is about the three days of darkness, yet I don’t necessarily expect that to be the case. However, regardless of these things, we in North America and Western Europe fully merit the same kind of chastisement that God brought on Israel and Judah for sacrificing their children in fire to Moloch and for dancing around Ashteroth phallic poles in homosexual frenzy.

  8. We as a nation have been a beacon to the world for 200 years Lucius. We as a nation have been gifted by God as a nation that recognized our God given rights and ensconced them in our founding documents. For centuries people all over the world have been held in awe of our unique nation and have looked up to us as a model of justice and morality. We have failed the world in this sense and I truly believe we will pay heavily for it and are paying for it presently.

    What we get we deserve in my opinion though I pray God has mercy on us. Mary most holy protect us and pray for us.

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