Pope Francis to consecrate Russia

glc11

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Pope Francis to consecrate Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary​

A nation that is consecrated is set aside for a holy reason.​

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, JEFFREY STEVENS

Published: MARCH 16, 2022 04:31
Updated: MARCH 16, 2022 13:45

Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Friday, the Vatican said.


The consecration will take place during the Celebration of Penance in St. Peter's Basilica.


“The same act, on the same day, will be performed in Fatima by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner,” the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, said in a statement.
Krajewski is being sent there by the pope. He was in Ukraine last week at the request of the pope to show concern for its citizens. The papal almoner performs works of mercy on behalf of the pope.


A nation that is consecrated is set aside for a holy reason.


The word “entrustment” will often be used synonymously with the word consecration.


Consecration to Mary is defined by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship as recognizing the “singular role of Mary in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church, of the universal and exemplary importance of her witness to the Gospel, or trust in her intercession and of the efficacy of her patronage.”


The bishops of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine had asked the pope to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary last month in a letter.

“In these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible ordeal for our people, we, the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Ukraine, are spokesmen for the unceasing and heartfelt prayer, supported by our priests and consecrated persons, which comes to us from all Christian people to dedicate Your Holiness our Motherland and Russia,” the letter reads.


“Responding to this prayer, we humbly ask Your Holiness to publicly perform the act of consecration to the Sacred Immaculate Heart of Mary of Ukraine and Russia, as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima.”


A press release on the Vatican website explained that in 1917 in the central Portuguese town of Fatima, “Our Lady [the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus] had asked for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, stating that if this request were not granted, Russia would spread ‘its errors throughout the world, promoting wars and persecution of the Church.’”

more: https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-701415
 

SkyRider

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Maybe there'll be another “Marian apparition” = Satanic hoax - to go along with this consecration. Too bad the “Vicar of Christ” just can't appeal to Jesus Christ instead. You would think that one who is a part of the “apostolic line” would do that first and foremost. This is another example of error on so many levels.
 

Xenosjeff

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They practice necromancy and call it veneration.
Rome's desecration of Miriam knows no bounds.
Trying to explain why this is wrong to a Catholic will only confuse them. It will end with an angry Catholic and a frustrated Christian.
The doctrines of Rome are a web of syncrotism, outright myth, emotional manipulation, tortured context and fables. To top it off, the mess is locked into stone and cannot be corrected. Luther was just barking in the wind as far as getting Rome to reform. Once a dogma, always a dogma.
Even if you engage in a rational conversation with a Catholic friend you will end up with a circular discussion that they will not be able to gain from. Unless, they are inspired by the Spirit to see truth.

When inside Romanism, I was always taught to trust the three legged foundation of the church. The Bible, tradition and the magisterium. The Pope was the descendent of Peter. The cardinals, bishops and clergy were the conduits of mediation between God's grace and the laity. We received grace by participating in the sacraments in a worthy state of grace. We retained a debt for sins that must be paid for either by penance or indulgence or...purgatory. We constantly heard messages based upon bible passages. We learned of the examples of the saints and were encouraged to ask for their Intercession and aid. We were taught that the saints were "alive in Christ" so since we were part of the body of Christ in good standing through our baptism and participation of the sacraments, we could be heard by these sainted souls and receive Intercession. We were molded, encouraged, loved and part of a great big family that spanned heaven and earth. What could be wrong?

Well, quite a bit actually.

The move of the Spirit hit me with all the subtlety of a two by four to the nose. I was working long hours and driving hundreds of miles every week. When out of cell service the radio was my only entertainment and company. These annoying Pastors would often brake up the miles better than music or talk shows. I got into the habit of listening to Chuck Smith answer biblical questions every afternoon. Most of the time I was on board. However once he got the full broadside from a very proud Catholic. Chuck wasn't phased, as usual he was happy to help. I was sitting there waiting for the hammer to fall. Well, let's rumble dudes! Sorry, no rumble. Chuck just went through the gospel and kept it simple.

Many here have had "the moment "some of us didn't need something as dramatic. After hearing the gospel the dam broke for me. I wanted Jesus so bad I was weeping and pleading for grace by faith. It now made sense. What I had been trying to find through religion and works Jesus gave me in an instant. There wasn't any mixing of intent or direction for me any longer. I went home and broke my wife's heart. She stayed Catholic. I didn't. That was about 22 years ago. There's so much that I've had to un-learn re-learn and sort out.

Many lessons and knowledge from my past are still true but now they have a solid Bedrock of Jesus and Him crucified. The disjointed stories now are woven into one solid cloth. Without my three legged stool I'm standing on a much better and stable foundation. Petra, Jesus, the bedrock, the Messiah that Peter identified when asked " who do they say I am". Peter was right and so was Jesus when he accepted the messianic title and confirmed that he would build His church on the revealed truth of His identity as the Christ. Jesus called his disciple Peter a petros, a stone, a rock you could build with. Jesus called himself the petra, the foundation, bedrock. And I am saved. Destined for Heaven, either by rapture or death, I will kneel at my Saviour's feet and be amazed at His amazing grace.

Jeff
 

Footsteps

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They practice necromancy and call it veneration.
Rome's desecration of Miriam knows no bounds.
Trying to explain why this is wrong to a Catholic will only confuse them. It will end with an angry Catholic and a frustrated Christian.
The doctrines of Rome are a web of syncrotism, outright myth, emotional manipulation, tortured context and fables. To top it off, the mess is locked into stone and cannot be corrected. Luther was just barking in the wind as far as getting Rome to reform. Once a dogma, always a dogma.
Even if you engage in a rational conversation with a Catholic friend you will end up with a circular discussion that they will not be able to gain from. Unless, they are inspired by the Spirit to see truth.

When inside Romanism, I was always taught to trust the three legged foundation of the church. The Bible, tradition and the magisterium. The Pope was the descendent of Peter. The cardinals, bishops and clergy were the conduits of mediation between God's grace and the laity. We received grace by participating in the sacraments in a worthy state of grace. We retained a debt for sins that must be paid for either by penance or indulgence or...purgatory. We constantly heard messages based upon bible passages. We learned of the examples of the saints and were encouraged to ask for their Intercession and aid. We were taught that the saints were "alive in Christ" so since we were part of the body of Christ in good standing through our baptism and participation of the sacraments, we could be heard by these sainted souls and receive Intercession. We were molded, encouraged, loved and part of a great big family that spanned heaven and earth. What could be wrong?

Well, quite a bit actually.

The move of the Spirit hit me with all the subtlety of a two by four to the nose. I was working long hours and driving hundreds of miles every week. When out of cell service the radio was my only entertainment and company. These annoying Pastors would often brake up the miles better than music or talk shows. I got into the habit of listening to Chuck Smith answer biblical questions every afternoon. Most of the time I was on board. However once he got the full broadside from a very proud Catholic. Chuck wasn't phased, as usual he was happy to help. I was sitting there waiting for the hammer to fall. Well, let's rumble dudes! Sorry, no rumble. Chuck just went through the gospel and kept it simple.

Many here have had "the moment "some of us didn't need something as dramatic. After hearing the gospel the dam broke for me. I wanted Jesus so bad I was weeping and pleading for grace by faith. It now made sense. What I had been trying to find through religion and works Jesus gave me in an instant. There wasn't any mixing of intent or direction for me any longer. I went home and broke my wife's heart. She stayed Catholic. I didn't. That was about 22 years ago. There's so much that I've had to un-learn re-learn and sort out.

Many lessons and knowledge from my past are still true but now they have a solid Bedrock of Jesus and Him crucified. The disjointed stories now are woven into one solid cloth. Without my three legged stool I'm standing on a much better and stable foundation. Petra, Jesus, the bedrock, the Messiah that Peter identified when asked " who do they say I am". Peter was right and so was Jesus when he accepted the messianic title and confirmed that he would build His church on the revealed truth of His identity as the Christ. Jesus called his disciple Peter a petros, a stone, a rock you could build with. Jesus called himself the petra, the foundation, bedrock. And I am saved. Destined for Heaven, either by rapture or death, I will kneel at my Saviour's feet and be amazed at His amazing grace.

Jeff
Good summation of a walk out of the rigor mortis of ritual litany into the light.
 

NavyMom

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They practice necromancy and call it veneration.
Rome's desecration of Miriam knows no bounds.
Trying to explain why this is wrong to a Catholic will only confuse them. It will end with an angry Catholic and a frustrated Christian.
The doctrines of Rome are a web of syncrotism, outright myth, emotional manipulation, tortured context and fables. To top it off, the mess is locked into stone and cannot be corrected. Luther was just barking in the wind as far as getting Rome to reform. Once a dogma, always a dogma.
Even if you engage in a rational conversation with a Catholic friend you will end up with a circular discussion that they will not be able to gain from. Unless, they are inspired by the Spirit to see truth.

When inside Romanism, I was always taught to trust the three legged foundation of the church. The Bible, tradition and the magisterium. The Pope was the descendent of Peter. The cardinals, bishops and clergy were the conduits of mediation between God's grace and the laity. We received grace by participating in the sacraments in a worthy state of grace. We retained a debt for sins that must be paid for either by penance or indulgence or...purgatory. We constantly heard messages based upon bible passages. We learned of the examples of the saints and were encouraged to ask for their Intercession and aid. We were taught that the saints were "alive in Christ" so since we were part of the body of Christ in good standing through our baptism and participation of the sacraments, we could be heard by these sainted souls and receive Intercession. We were molded, encouraged, loved and part of a great big family that spanned heaven and earth. What could be wrong?

Well, quite a bit actually.

The move of the Spirit hit me with all the subtlety of a two by four to the nose. I was working long hours and driving hundreds of miles every week. When out of cell service the radio was my only entertainment and company. These annoying Pastors would often brake up the miles better than music or talk shows. I got into the habit of listening to Chuck Smith answer biblical questions every afternoon. Most of the time I was on board. However once he got the full broadside from a very proud Catholic. Chuck wasn't phased, as usual he was happy to help. I was sitting there waiting for the hammer to fall. Well, let's rumble dudes! Sorry, no rumble. Chuck just went through the gospel and kept it simple.

Many here have had "the moment "some of us didn't need something as dramatic. After hearing the gospel the dam broke for me. I wanted Jesus so bad I was weeping and pleading for grace by faith. It now made sense. What I had been trying to find through religion and works Jesus gave me in an instant. There wasn't any mixing of intent or direction for me any longer. I went home and broke my wife's heart. She stayed Catholic. I didn't. That was about 22 years ago. There's so much that I've had to un-learn re-learn and sort out.

Many lessons and knowledge from my past are still true but now they have a solid Bedrock of Jesus and Him crucified. The disjointed stories now are woven into one solid cloth. Without my three legged stool I'm standing on a much better and stable foundation. Petra, Jesus, the bedrock, the Messiah that Peter identified when asked " who do they say I am". Peter was right and so was Jesus when he accepted the messianic title and confirmed that he would build His church on the revealed truth of His identity as the Christ. Jesus called his disciple Peter a petros, a stone, a rock you could build with. Jesus called himself the petra, the foundation, bedrock. And I am saved. Destined for Heaven, either by rapture or death, I will kneel at my Saviour's feet and be amazed at His amazing grace.

Jeff
What a BEAUTIFUL testimony!!
 

SkyRider

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Do you remember that song Dominique, sung by The Singing Nun, that came out in 1963? I think it first came out in French, but there was a English version of it too. I was in second grade of a Catholic parochial school in Cypress CA. All of us kids in that class, being taught by a nun, were tickled pink with this song. It had a very catchy tune and the fact that a Belgian nun was the one who sang it was just awesome for us. We couldn’t be happier than to sing along when we heard it played on the radio. At least the refrain part of the song that went “Dominique - nique - nique”. The rest was in French and we had no clue how to sing it or what the words meant.

But the song was about St. Dominic, who started the Dominican order of Friars, back during the time of the Catholic Inquisitions. This Singing Nun was also of the Dominican Order, in Belgium. The song was in praise of him. His function was to go out and hunt down heretics, meaning those who wouldn't bend the knee to the papacy, but instead were committed to Christ.

So, there we were as kids, singing along with this catchy, happy jingle, cheering on St. Dominic, as he covered the land, to hunt down and kill Christians. Bizarre.

That nun later had a falling out with the Catholic Church - and against that order in particular - left to start a home for children or something, but due to lack of funds, had to abandon that ministry. Sadly, at 52, she ended her life.
 

Bedra1958

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Do you remember that song Dominique, sung by The Singing Nun, that came out in 1963? I think it first came out in French, but there was a English version of it too. I was in second grade of a Catholic parochial school in Cypress CA. All of us kids in that class, being taught by a nun, were tickled pink with this song. It had a very catchy tune and the fact that a Belgian nun was the one who sang it was just awesome for us. We couldn’t be happier than to sing along when we heard it played on the radio. At least the refrain part of the song that went “Dominique - nique - nique”. The rest was in French and we had no clue how to sing it or what the words meant.

But the song was about St. Dominic, who started the Dominican order of Friars, back during the time of the Catholic Inquisitions. This Singing Nun was also of the Dominican Order, in Belgium. The song was in praise of him. His function was to go out and hunt down heretics, meaning those who wouldn't bend the knee to the papacy, but instead were committed to Christ.

So, there we were as kids, singing along with this catchy, happy jingle, cheering on St. Dominic, as he covered the land, to hunt down and kill Christians. Bizarre.

That nun later had a falling out with the Catholic Church - and against that order in particular - left to start a home for children or something, but due to lack of funds, had to abandon that ministry. Sadly, at 52, she ended her life.
I remember that song! How creepy to finally know what that song was all about, I had no idea! But the Enemy will use ANYTHING to replace the truth in order to deceive. Thank you for sharing this, I learned something new today!
 

SkyRider

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I obviously didn’t know either. Just thought it was a fun song. In retrospect, I don't think he was a saint at all.
 
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