Catholics in Philippines Prepare to C...

Catholics in Philippines Prepare to Celebrate New Saint

There are 44 comments on the St. Anthony Messenger story from Aug 15, 2012, titled Catholics in Philippines Prepare to Celebrate New Saint. In it, St. Anthony Messenger reports that:

Catholics in the Philippines and the U.S. are preparing to celebrate the Oct. 21 canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, a teen catechist killed in Guam in the 17th century.

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ELIAS IBARRA

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#43 Sep 4, 2012
crystal wrote:
<quoted text> Miracles are man made tricks like David Copperfield.
Crystal,

How 'Miracles' Enriched The Catholic Church

Miracles, Wonders, And Indulgences For Sale

"Since the ecclesiastical practice of commercializing miracles could be turned into a most gratifying source of money, it soon appeared that the more spectacular the miracle the more spectacular the profits to its promoters. Miracles thus became a kind of religious investment yielding a steady, if uneven, flow of revenue.

"During the Middle Ages and later, portents, wonders, and God's interventions were of a variety never seen or experienced before or since...We shall content ourselves with reporting some of the most characteristic; this will indicate not only their nature but also how they were turned into events by which the papacy profited through the collection of yet more revenues." (p. 76)

Reference:(Manhattan Avro. Vatican Billions, Chino, California: Chick Publications, 1983.)

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#44 Sep 4, 2012
Magic Farts wrote:
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So, true. David Copperfield went to the Wall of China a few years ago and believe it or not he was able to walk through one side of the Wall to ther other side of the Wall.
How he did that no one knows but he did do that.
There was no Mirrors and I do not think that David Copperfield have a twin brother because if he does he may have used the same Hairdresser to cut his hair the same size.
David Copperfield is made of Flesh and Water but he did it he went through Bricks and Soil of the Wall of China.
He may have some strange way to fool not just our eyes but also the Cameras in the same time because the Chinese Army that was looking began to S**t Bricks from their Arses, that how scare the Chinese Military were.
Now, that is a "Miracle" a lot better "Miracle" that those so call "Saints" who paid $12.50 during the construction of the Vatican of Rome to become "Saints".
Is really strange that the Pedophile Pope from the Vatican of Rome has not declare David Copperfield a Saint because he has performed a lot more "Miracles" than any of those so call "Saints" from the Vatican.
Magic Farts,

How 'Miracles' Enriched The Catholic Church:

Caterpillars, Leeches, Grasshoppers, And Snails Excommunicated

"In 1120 the Bishop of Laon excommunicated the caterpillars which were ravaging their diocese. This he did with the same formula as employed the previous year by the Council of Rheims in cursing a priest who insisted on marrying. The Bishop of Laon was given money and offerings by the grateful peasants.

" Similarly St. bernard when preaching at Foigny, was interrupted by a swarm of most un-Vhristian flies. Losing his saintly patience, he excommunicated them. Next morning the flies were all found dead. He received offerings...

"In 1451 William Saluces, Bishop of Lausanne, ordered the trial of multitudes of leeches which threatened the fish of Geneva. The leeches were ordered, under pain of excommunication, to gather in a given spot. The people concerned made abundant offerings to the Church.

"The ecclesiastical district of Autun in 1480 excommunicated an army of caterpillars and ordered the priests of the region to repeat the anathema from the pulpit until the caterpillars had been exterminated. The following year, 1481, and again in 1487, a most irreligious multitude of snails at Macon were duly excommunicated. In 1516 the clergy excommunicated the too numerous grasshoppers at Milliere, in Normandy. In 1587, at Valence, a former trial was terminated with a sentence of banishment against another multitude of caterpillars.

"Barthomew Chassanee, who wrote a large volume recording such trials, declared that beside being lawful they were also useful in so far that the Church, whenever successful in such actions, was rewarded with flourins and more abundant tithes than would have been the case had the vermin never arrived. When such miracles, excommunications, trials and the like were multiplied by the thousand, the florins multiplied with even greater rapidity than swarms of mayflies." (pp. 77-78)

Reference:(Manhattan Avro. Vatican Billions, Chino, California: Chick Publications, 1983.)

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#45 Sep 4, 2012
crystal wrote:
<quoted text> Miracles are man made tricks like David Copperfield.
Crystal,

How 'Miracles' Enriched The Catholic Church

"Miraculous" Medals

"A nun called Catherine Laboure one sunny day of June 1830, saw the Virgin Mary 'imside an oval frame.' Following the vision, the frame 'reversed itself,' and, lo and behold: upon its other side there appeared the hearts of Jesus and Mary. Thereupon the Virgin asked the practically-minded Catherine to have medals struck with those hearts on them. The incentive? Anyone who wore them would be specially protected by her. Who would be so mean as not to spend a few centimes or a few francs to secure such wonderful protection?

"And so it came to pass that, in June 1832, 1,500 such medals were struck. One or two religious orders, having perceived the vast financila profits to be made, became the sponsor of the miraculous medals. The Daughters of Mercy and the Lazarist Fathers set out for all they were worth to promote the cult.

"The result? Within the first four years, two and a half million medals had been sold in Paris alone and over eleven million in France... The business (for there is no other word for it) of the Miraculous Medal, as it is called, goes on to this day, not only in France, but wherever there are Roman Catholics." (pp. 113-114)

Reference:(Manhattan Avro. Vatican Billions, Chino, California: Chick Publications, 1983.)

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Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
Lol

San Francisco, CA

#46 Sep 5, 2012
crystal wrote:
<quoted text> Miracles are man made tricks like David Copperfield.
Crystal, here are the differences between "magic" and "miracle"..

Magic is the one describes David Copperfield.Meaning "illusion" something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality that one's mind is deceived.

Miracle - something that science could not explain why and how it happened, only God knows. That is if you believe in God.

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