Skip to comments.Pope Benedict will be missed. But, contrary to prophecies of doom, the Catholic..
Posted on 02/11/2013 5:52:20 AM PST by Perdogg
Are we headed towards an apocalypse? First an asteroid comes close to the Earth, then the British start eating horse and now
the Pope resigns. Resigning is something that Popes very rarely do. That last time it was done voluntarily was by Celestine V in 1294; Gregory XII stepped down under political pressure in 1415. By contrast, John Paul II remained in his position regardless of his declining health a testament to the mans extraordinary will power.
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thanks, that was a nice essay. I don’t know that he has any special insights into the End Times though!
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I worry about those predictions by St. Malachy.
“Some of my happiest memories have been in helping my local priest to celebrate the Mass as it was done for centuries in prayerful silence accompanied only the soft click of rosary beads...”
What were they doing clicking beads during Mass?
Well, since he’s a convert, let’s cut him some slack.
Nice essay, though.
Those are widely believed to be a forgery. Malachy lived in the 1100s. The prophecies were “discovered” in the 1500s. Their accuracy about popes prior to the 1500s is often pretty good. After the 1500s, they get more and more vague and off the mark.
They are believed to have been created for the political times of the 1500s.
I got this from:
So, I’m not worried at all about St. Malachy.
I am not “not all at worried”, although am familiar with that information. Sometimes claims of hoaxes are themselves false. One can debate whether or not some of the more recent descriptions were “hits”, but I would not get too complacent about this.
Oh, I agree about not getting complacent, but not due to Malachy. It’s in the Bible that we don’t know the day or the hour of the Master’s return, so we just better live like we’re ready any time.
Thanks for that link. That sounds better. I guess “Glory of the Olive” refers to Pope Benedict, but that doesn’t seem to make any sense.
“Peter the Roman” should be the next Pope. I guess “prophetic” tomes like Nostradamus were the product of that age.
What doesn’t make any sense?
Glory of the Olives ==> Benedictans ==> known also as the Olivetans
Some priests are monks who wear habits, complete with rosaries attached to their waists. He could have been referring to this.
The Olivetans are a branch of the Benedictines. Pope Benedict is not an Olivetan, nor even a Benedictine. It seems like a reach.