Answers to several readers inquiries: Yes, that…

Answers to several readers inquiries:

Yes, that is Pope John Paul II’s autograph on my homepage. A very close friend, both of the Pope and myself, was invited by the Pontiff to attend the Assisi conference in January. In a private audience with the Pope afterwards, she presented the book that I had worked on and written a Preface to called Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth. John Paul II, underlined my name and wrote, with blessings, John Paul II, 29 January 2002.

The name of the book, that I made reference to below is: Guiding Your Catholic Preschooler by Kathy Pierce and Lori Rowland. It is an excellent book, filled with ideas of how to pass on your Catholic Faith to your preschool children. It would also make an excellent gift to give to parents of a newborn or for a baptism.

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From Spirit Daily today: Other messages address…

From Spirit Daily today:

Other messages addressing the Church have also occurred in partially Church-approved places like Akita, Japan — where the Virgin told a nun named Sister Agnes Sasagawa on October 13, 1973, that “the work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres… churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises.”

And:

At Fatima, the famous third secret included an image of “a Bishop dressed in white” (the seer said it was her impression this was the Holy Father) and “other bishops, priests, men, and women religious going up a steep mountain,” at the top of which was a large cross. As he went up it, said the seer, the Holy Father, “half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow,” passed through a big city half in ruins and the corpses of many bishops, priests, and religious.

While the Vatican has interpreted that as representing the many who died during persecutions in the 20th century (especially due to Communism), and the wound the Pope suffered in the vision as from the assassination attempt in 1981, there are those who have interpreted his current pain as part of the premonition. Just before Fatima, Pope Pius X apparently had his own precognition when he expressed fear that enemies of the Church were seizing professorships in the seminaries and colleges, turning them into what the pontiff feared would become “chairs of pestilence.”

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