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Resigning Pope Benedict XVI Brings Doomsday Prophecy (St. Malachy's 12th Century Prophecy)
Discovery News ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi

Posted on 02/14/2013 7:26:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Resigning Pope Brings Doomsday Prophecy

Is the world only a Pope away from the End? Yes, if you believe a chilling 12th-century prophecy.

Attributed to St. Malachy, an Irish archbishop canonized in 1190, the Prophecy of the Popes would date to 1139. The document predicted that there would be only 112 more popes before the Last Judgment — and Benedict XVI is 111.

The list of popes originated from a vision Malachy said he received from God when he was in Rome, reporting on his diocese to Pope Innocent II.

The story goes that St. Malachy gave the apocalyptic list to Innocent II and that the document remained unknown in the Vatican Archives some 440 years after Malachy’s death in 1148. It was rediscovered and published by Benedictine Arnold de Wyon in 1590.

The prophecy consists of brief, cryptic phrases in Latin about each Pope. It ends with the 112th pope, named “Petrus Romanus” or “Peter the Roman.”

According to the premonition, Peter the Roman would “feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the City of the Seven Hills shall be utterly destroyed, and the awful Judge will judge the people.”

Often highly enigmatic, several prophetical announcements in the document appear to have come true.

For example, Malachy prophesied the first pope on his list would be “from a castle on the Tiber.” Celestine II, elected in 1143, was born in Toscany on the shores of the Tiber River.

Malachy predicted another pope would be “elevated from a hermit.” Nicholas IV, pope from 1288 to 1292, had been a hermit in the monastery of Pouilles.

The 45th pope in the prophecy is described as coming “from the hell of Pregnani”. Indeed, Pope Urban VI (1378-1389) was born Domenico Prignano and came from a village near Naples called Inferno (hell).

Most scholars consider the document a 16th-century elaborate hoax. Until 1590, when the prophecy was published, the mottoes were easily derived from the pope’s family, baptismal names, native places or coats of arms.

After 1590 the epithets become much more vague. According to the Catholic Pages, “the inclusion of anti-popes would also appear to militate against the authenticity of the prophecies.”

Yet, uncanny similarities also appear when reading the mottoes associated to modern-day popes.

For example, the 109th pope is described as “of the half of the moon.” John Paul I, elected pope in 1978, “lasted about a month, from half a moon to the next half,” the Catholic Pages noted.

As for his successor, the late Pope John Paul II, Malachy described him in Latin as “de labore solis,” meaning “of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labor of the sun.”

“John Paul II (1978-2005) was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse… His Funeral occurred on April 8, 2005 when there was a solar eclipse visible in the Americas,” the Catholic Pages wrote.

Finally, “Glory of the Olives” is the motto for Benedict XVI, the 111th pope in the list. A branch of the monastic order founded by St. Benedict is called the Olivetans.

As for the doomsday pope, one would think we are quite safe: according to church tradition, no pope can take the name Peter II.

However, one of the favorites to succeed Benedict XVI is Ghanaian Cardinal Turkson. His first name is Peter.


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KEYWORDS: apocalypse; benedictxvi; catholicism; catholics; catholicsim; doomsday; endoftimes; itstheendoftheworld; malachy; pope; popebenedictxvi; prophecy; stmalachy; vatican
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I think we may have already reached the tipping point ... this is what happens every time the L.A. Lakers win or lose a championship game or some Eurotrash nation loses the World Soccer Cup.

1 posted on 02/14/2013 7:26:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Doomsday Pictures, Images and Photos This looks like Pestilent Barack Obama's Urban Civilian Corps in action ...
2 posted on 02/14/2013 7:29:38 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING!!


3 posted on 02/14/2013 7:33:02 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Bloom County Apocalypse
4 posted on 02/14/2013 7:34:04 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches have thousands of Saints, 10,000 according to Wiki.

It is ridiculous. They have no power, they are no more than regular humans ‘deemed’ by a Pope to be special somehow. There is nothing biblical about that.

In reality they are more like old testament Prophets, ordinary, flawed humans used by God for a purpose.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 7:34:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: onedoug

Ping


6 posted on 02/14/2013 7:35:32 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: GeronL
ordinary, flawed humans used by God for a purpose.

Yep. That is exactly right.

7 posted on 02/14/2013 7:37:07 PM PST by MarMema
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To: DogByte6RER

The pic at the top looks like Detroit


8 posted on 02/14/2013 7:37:27 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: DogByte6RER
My guard is up with this unless there's something obvious like someone from Rome named Petrus, Peter, Pietro, etc.

The silence of 400 years on the part of so many learned authors who had written about the popes, and the silence of St. Bernard especially, who wrote the "Life of St. Malachy", is a strong argument against their authenticity, but it is not conclusive if we adopt Cucherat's theory that they were hidden in the Archives during those 400 years.

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The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End." It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus, who according to St. Malachy's list is to be the last pope, that the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor designated Gloria olivæ. It merely says that he is to be the last, so that we may suppose as many popes as we please before "Peter the Roman". Cornelius a Lapide refers to this prophecy in his commentary "On the Gospel of St. John" (C. xvi) and "On the Apocalypse" (cc. xvii-xx), and he endeavours to calculate according to it the remaining years of time.

9 posted on 02/14/2013 7:41:46 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: GeronL

Catholics debunked these “prophesies” hundreds of years ago.

Try to keep up y’all.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 7:43:19 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: rbmillerjr

St. Malarky


11 posted on 02/14/2013 7:44:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Darren McCarty

well the cardinal who is the vatican secretary of state is from italy and his name is Pietro.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 7:46:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The obsession with the end times is disguised narcissism: “When I die, the whole universe should come to an end.”


13 posted on 02/14/2013 7:48:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: DogByte6RER

Concerning times and seasons, brothers, you have no need for anything to be written to you.

For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.

When people are saying, “Peace and security,” then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, for that day to overtake you like a thief.

For all of you are children of the light* and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness.

Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us stay alert and sober.

Those who sleep go to sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night.

But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet that is hope for salvation.

For God did not destine us for wrath, but to gain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live together with him.

Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 7:54:27 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: MarMema
ordinary,flawed humans used by using God for a purpose.

Fixed it.

15 posted on 02/14/2013 8:09:22 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: GeronL

Don’t blame Catholics for the St. Malachy idiocy.

1. Yes, there was a St. Malachy, but the prophecies attributed to him showed up five centuries after his death.

2. For a couple more centuries, there was no mention of Peter the Roman, merely a list of descriptive titles of popes.

3. Nothing in the list of popes suggests it is a complete list of every pope to come, except the spurious addition of Peter the Roman.

4. Even if Peter the Roman were authentic, nothing in the wording precludes a very long list of unmentioned popes between the Glory of the Olives and Peter the Roman.

5. Oddly, the legend of St. Malachy was hyped in the past decade by anti-Catholics who inverted the meaning of Peter the Roman into some sort of anti-Christ figure, as if “persecution of the Church” meant “persecution of the Church,” and “shepherding his flock” could somehow be evil.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:42 PM PST by dangus
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To: GeronL

Don’t blame Catholics for the St. Malachy idiocy.

1. Yes, there was a St. Malachy, but the prophecies attributed to him showed up five centuries after his death.

2. For a couple more centuries, there was no mention of Peter the Roman, merely a list of descriptive titles of popes.

3. Nothing in the list of popes suggests it is a complete list of every pope to come, except the spurious addition of Peter the Roman.

4. Even if Peter the Roman were authentic, nothing in the wording precludes a very long list of unmentioned popes between the Glory of the Olives and Peter the Roman.

5. Oddly, the legend of St. Malachy was hyped in the past decade by anti-Catholics who inverted the meaning of Peter the Roman into some sort of anti-Christ figure, as if “persecution of the Church” meant “persecution by the Church,” and “shepherding his flock” could somehow be evil.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:52 PM PST by dangus
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To: DogByte6RER

18 posted on 02/14/2013 8:16:37 PM PST by dangus
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To: DogByte6RER
The apparitions at Akita, Japan, have church approval:
As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests. --Akita, Japan, 10-13-73 http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/akita.htm
BXVI himself gave us "warnings," when he said:
The very future of the world is at stake. --BXVI, 12-20-10 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2010/december/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20101220_curia-auguri_en.html

[I]t is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church's public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres...The seriousness of these threats needs to be clearly appreciated at every level of ecclesial life. --Pope Benedict XVI, 1-29-12 http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=13035

19 posted on 02/14/2013 8:23:49 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: GeronL

You should be happy to know that the Catholic Church ascribes no special power to someone being made a Saint, although some Saints certainly have had miracles attributed them as a part of private revelation.

(Private revelation is never binding for any Catholic to believe in, as opposed to public revelation which consists of that which was handed down to us from the apostles, including the Scriptures, and whose tests of authenticity includes being in accord with the Scriptures.)

Catholics believe that since the souls of the justified do not perish, it is fitting to ask people, living or deceased, to join them in prayer. However, there is a grave danger in asking the deceased to pray with you, for you do not know whether the deceased is in Heaven or Hell, and you always want to be certain that the will of the one you pray with is always in accord with Christ. Therefore, there are certain souls whom the Church has found to be safe to pray with, for it is certain that they are in Heaven and that their wills have been sanctified to be in perfect accord with Christ. These are the firstfruits, whom the Book of Revelations clearly depicts as viewing the events on Earth below, praying to God, and offering up the prayers of the faithful below as incense before God.

Those Saints who have been formally recognized as Saints are by no means anywhere near an exhaustive list of all those who have become saints, merely the ones that the Church is certain have become saints.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 8:26:42 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

The whole sainthood thing is stupid.

People are not saints. None of us.

There have been prophets with revelations from God, but those are also frail, flawed human beings.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 8:29:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No. The Secretary of State of the Vatican City is Tarcisio Bertone. (Pietrus may be a middle name of his.) There are a few Cardinals named Peter, including a couple papabile (Peter Turkson and Peter Erdo), but none of them come from Rome. Anyway, Pope’s names are usually chosen.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 8:41:39 PM PST by dangus
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To: GeronL

The term “saint” appears many times in the bible. In most cases, it refers to those still on the Earth, although, such as in the Apocalypse of St. John (”Revelation”), there are exceptions. “Saint” means one who is sanctified, referring in the New Testament to Christians. As I explained, Catholics distinguish certain saints as having had demonstrated saintliness so that their sainthood was a certainty. A Saint doesn’t even necessarily have the gift of prophecy, and whatever prophecies they utter still need to be tested against scripture.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 8:49:09 PM PST by dangus
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To: GeronL
The whole sainthood thing is stupid.
Leon Bloy would not agree with you!
The only tragedy in life is not to become a saint. --Leon Bloy
He also said:
Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig.
-lol- (I think Leon's phraseology is one reason he is not yet a saint.)
24 posted on 02/14/2013 8:55:29 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: dangus

yeah think it’s his middle name. i wonder if he is one of them that actually uses is middle name over his first name.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 9:01:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL
It is ridiculous. They have no power, they are no more than regular humans ‘deemed’ by a Pope to be special somehow. There is nothing biblical about that.

Ridiculous and unbiblical to you perhaps. But not for Catholics. At Mass we unite with those who have preceded us to Heaven (whom we call saints or the Church Triumphant) and with the angels to adore the Most Holy Trinity. We don't consider saints to have special powers but to have been redeemed and sanctified by Christ.

For us the Mass is just what Hebrews 12:22-24 says: "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel."

For us the Mass is truly a meeting of heaven and earth, a time of unity with those who preceded us in the faith. And this is why we aren't tempted to worship angels or saints despite numerous accusations to the contrary. We worship God in union with them NOT in addition to him.

Peace be with you.

26 posted on 02/14/2013 9:21:47 PM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: PeevedPatriot

The only one to do that with is Jesus, but his name is not used as much on these Catholic threads.

I do not worship the dead. I do not pray to dead humans. I do not do ancestor worship.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 9:24:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PeevedPatriot

but we could start a thread about the picture at the top of this thread


28 posted on 02/14/2013 9:25:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
I do not worship the dead. I do not pray to dead humans. I do not do ancestor worship.

Nor do I. You're entitled to consider those in heaven dead if you wish. I happen believe they are very much alive in Christ. I'm not out to convince you but only to speak the truth about our beliefs. Peace be with you.

29 posted on 02/14/2013 9:30:42 PM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: PeevedPatriot

Your posts are very helpful to non-Catholics of goodwill who seek to understand our beliefs. Thank you for them.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 9:55:23 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: stylecouncilor

More doom sayers than time in which to hear them.


31 posted on 02/14/2013 10:04:39 PM PST by onedoug
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To: GeronL
St. Malarky

LOL! It does sound like that.

Someone had to pick up the apocalyptic burden, once the Mayan calendar thing was a fizzer.

32 posted on 02/14/2013 10:06:58 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Darren McCarty

Didn’t Nostradamus have a few things to say about the Papacy as well?
I seem to recall reading where he predicted the last Pope would be a “Black Red” or a Black Cardinal.

Here’s an interesting diatribe on the various Papal prophecies for anyone who wants to slog through it:

http://www.holocaustrevealed.org/english/s/P288.html

Catholics aren’t going to like that article much, as aside from the prophecies it blames the RCC as well as Lutherans for much of the Holocaust. Controversial theory at best, eh?

Are we seeing somewhat of a prophetic convergence here?


33 posted on 02/14/2013 11:02:46 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Technical Editor

As a non-Catholic, though I have many Catholic ancestors (Irish blood), I agree, they are helpful. It was/is my understanding that “saints” are those that the church can be certain were sanctified, but that anyone truly in the body of Christ is a saint.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 6:00:28 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: Secret Agent Man

No. He’s always Tarcissio.


35 posted on 02/15/2013 6:44:27 PM PST by dangus
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To: PeevedPatriot

Thank you for this and post #26. Hebrews 12:22-24 is quite beautiful and I agree with your post, without having known that I believe the same way until your explanations. I very much appreciate your helping my understanding.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 3:47:37 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GeronL
A "Saint," is a dead person whose soul is officially presumed to have gone to heaven. Eventually we all get to check this out. I'll give you a report.
37 posted on 03/23/2013 9:01:37 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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