Skip to comments.Vanity - Is Pope Francis turning out to be 'Petrus Romanus'
Posted on 06/21/2015 12:08:09 PM PDT by Perdogg
Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis.
I am generally skeptical of the St Malachy prophecy, but seemingly it appears to be coming fulfilled.
Read Revelation chapter 13.
The Pope holds typical Catholic politics.
Did you think that American Catholics vote democrat, in SPITE of what their European headquarters wants?
Pope Francis is becoming a great argument against Papal infallibility!
“The glory of the Olive” should have been either Pope Swee’pea or Pope Popeye. :’)
> In 1139, then Archbishop Malachy went to Rome from Ireland to give an account of his affairs. While there he received a strange vision about the future that included the name of every pope, 112 in all from his time, who would rule until the end of time. We are now at the second last prophecy.
His predictions are taken very seriously. As one report states: “In 1958, before the Conclave that would elect Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Spellman of New York hired a boat, filled it with sheep and sailed up and down the Tiber River, to show that he was “pastor et nautor,” the motto attributed to the next Pope in the prophecies.”
As for the prophecy concerning the 111th pope, Pope Benedict, the prophecy says of him, “Gloria Olivae,” which means “the glory of the Olive.”
The Order of Saint Benedict is also known as the Olivetans, which many claim makes Malachy’s prophecies correct. The next and final pope then should be “Peter Romanus.”
St. Malachy gave an account of his visions to Pope Innocent II, but the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590.
Many of the prophecies are spot on. For example, the one about Urban VIII is Lilium et Rosa (the lily and the rose). He was a native of Florence and on the arms of Florence figure a fleur-de-lis. Pope John Paul II is De labore Solis meaning “of the eclipse of the sun.” Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse.
Peregrinus apostolicus (pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his many journeys to new lands.
No, but he is “Petrus capitus vacantus” (pope empty- head) to me. And I was raised by a strict Catholic mom and dad.
Not sure St Malachy said when the last Pope would be, only that he would be known as Petrus Romanus who would betray and preside over the destruction of the Church. This could, or could not be him.
There are Christians in a variety of denominations including the Roman Catholic Church. We should treat each other kindly and respectfully, if we disagree we should remember who we are talking to, a fellow servant of God.
That’s true enough, not everyone who claims to be is (particularly on that day!), but even in Sodom there was found a believer, of course he was told to grab his family and get out of Dodge, but I digress. There are believers in the Roman Catholic Church and we should therefore be respectful in discussing doctrinal differences. If it turns out you are having that discussion with a non-believer, God may well use you in some small way to grow His kingdom.
I appreciate your thoughts and thank you for responding.
Have a wonderful father’s day (if applicable :)
The death of Casual Christianity gives us hope for a resurrection and transformation.
Here is a perceptive editorial at the Washington Post: The end of casual Christianity.
For conservative Christians, a psychological adjustment is taking place. In a de-Christianized culture, it becomes harder to imagine yourself part of a moral majority. This was never quite true, but now, with the decline of casual Christianity, it is incredible. So how do 62 million evangelical Christians and other theological conservatives not a majority but a significant minority view themselves and their cultural role?
The end of casual Christianity will not be fun, but its a welcome event.
It wont be fun, because human brokenness will increase as old rules which gave a certain measure of social and personal protection are cast off, leaving an even greater number of lives to founder on the rocks of human depravity. Idols will be sought to take Gods place, and each and every one of them will disappoint, leading to greater and greater despair, anger, and violence.
It is welcome, because like a placebo in a medical drug trial casual Christianity provides a false hope of ultimate healing, but fails to eradicate the disease that is sure to condemn everyone who doesnt embrace the authentic Jesus of Nazareth. One of the saddest parts of the Bible is in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus talks about the last day when many who were convinced they knew Christ will be told, Depart from me, I never knew you. As the late, and sorely missed, Dr. Francis Schaeffer was fond to say: There is only one reason to believe in Christianitybecause its true. There is nothing casual about true Christianityyoure either in it, all the way, or youre tragically on the outside and in grave peril. As Jesus Himself said:
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Christianity has been buffeted by friend and foe alike, but the most damaging blows have been inflicted by those who feign allegiance, but whose lives and demeanor demonstrate them to be casual Christians, indeed. As the heat ratchets up in the coming days and years, we will discover who is casual about the Messiah, and who is not. I sincerely pray you and I will be among those for whom the fires draw out impurities, leaving only God-glorifying humility, truth, and love behind.
Wow! Very, very good!
....”Look for a small home church or local family non-denominational church to attend. These are the only churches teaching Jesus Christ’s Words which are able to save men’s souls”....
In all my travels, and they’ve been plenty, both in large and small churches I can say the best “Teacher/Preachers” do tend to gravitate toward the smaller churches.
I asked a Pastor about this once, who easily could be at a huge church and do remarkably well...he said that God wants him to keep an eye on the flock...and to do so and know it’s condition it needs to be smaller.
He was very much about building up the flock, keeping them in good health and Equipping believers to do the jobs God called them to.
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