Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 3/26/22

The above article provides some interesting background on the apostate Russian Orthodox church’s alliance with mass murderer and ROC member-in-good-standing, Vladimir Putin.

Yesterday, at 6:30PM Rome time (1:30PM, EST) pope Francis formally “consecrated” Ukraine and Russia to the “immaculate heart of Mary” in concert with all of the Catholic bishops in the world. I was listening to Catholic talk radio while returning home from the grocery on Thursday and host “Mother Miriam” aka Rosalind Moss was excitedly anticipating the event, saying it would be the first time any Roman pontiff specifically consecrated Russia to the “immaculate heart of Mary” in compliance with the instructions allegedly voiced by the Marian apparition at Fatima, Portugal on July 13, 1917. All of this is demonic deception.

Earlier in the week, Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, spoke to pope Francis by phone and said he would welcome a Vatican mediation to bring about an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin has yet to express any interest in such an option.

Catholic women are unhappy that their church’s clergy is restricted to men – pope, cardinals, bishops, priests, and deacons – and pope Francis is attempting to partially mollify them by altering the Vatican curia‘s constitution and allowing women to head Vatican departments.

St. Patrick’s Day, with its traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage, fell on Thursday, March 17th this year. “Savvy” San Antonio archbishop, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, understood that some Catholics would be celebrating St. Patty’s Day on the more-convenient Friday, so for all of the members of the San Antonio diocese, he conveniently lifted the ban on meat that would have been in effect on Lenten Friday, March 18th. Question: If a Catholic from the next-door diocese of Austin traveled to San Antonio on business on Friday, March 18th and ate a Reuben sandwich for lunch because he was aware of the dispensation, did the Austin Catholic commit a mortal sin because he was still under the auspices of his Austin bishop who had not granted a dispensation? You may remember that American bishops almost en masse allowed U.S. Catholics to eat meat on a Lenten Friday in 2017 without incurring mortal sin because St. Patty’s Day happened to fall on Friday that year (see here).

Both the Church of England and Roman Catholicism are apostate, but some conservative COE clerics note the radical liberalism of their denomination and seek refuge in the relatively more conservative RCC. This is like changing deck chairs on the Titanic. There’s no genuine Gospel in either the COE or the RCC.

Conservative Catholics are horrified by the reforms being discussed by Germany’s current Synodal Path (2019-2023), including married priests, female deacons, recognition of practicing L***ers as full-fledged members, and Catholic-(nominal) Protestant intercommunion.

The New York State Child Victims Act of 2019 temporarily lifted the statute of limitations and allowed adult survivors of priest sexual abuse to file civil suits against the priest predators and/or their diocese or religious order. The Catholic dioceses of Rochester (2019) and Buffalo (2020) both declared bankruptcy to minimize payouts. The justice system already moves slowly, but has been further impeded by diocesan lawyers. The victims are still waiting for their settlements.

Brian Houston and his Hillsong health and wealth prosperity empire are both as phony as three-dollar bills. Shame on all mega-church music directors (aka worship leaders) and compliant pastors who expose their congregations to the Hillsong quagmire via the music.

19 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 3/26/22

  1. Thank you for sharing this “Weekend Roundup”! I will be delving into it!
    That picture of the pope in front of that statue … I am SO SO thankful that we have had our eyes open to the demonic spirit behind this!!!
    GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!!!
    God be with ye, Tom!!!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Yes, praise God for delivering us from this demonic religion. The photo and video of the pope in front of the Mary statue offering up copious worship is such blatant idolatry and blasphemy.

      Thank you and may God bless you!

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  2. 1. I need to check out and read the article
    2. I wouldn’t trust the pope to be able to bring a meaningful peace meeting between Russia and ukraine since all the pope does is virtuesignal according to popular opinion and not really think deeply about complex issues. He’s a nutty pope.
    3. Sad to hear the frustrations faced by victims from ROC disoce.
    4. Brian Houston needs Jesus. He’s a wreck along with his dad.

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    1. Thanks for the comments!

      RE: I wouldn’t trust the pope to be able to bring a meaningful peace meeting between Russia and Ukraine

      Yup, the pope is a pragmatic, slippery eel. I read that he has yet to call out Putin specifically by name in condemning the invasion. Reminds me of how pope Pius XII never condemned Hitler for the Holocaust.

      RE: Settlement delay
      Yup, sad to see justice delayed for the survivors of priest abuse.

      RE: Brian Houston
      Another TBN trainwreck

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  3. “changing deck chairs on the Titanic”… Great analogy!

    I don’t remember that they taught it was a mortal sin if you ate meat on Friday during lent. So glad I’m out of Rome!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I remember being surprised in 1966 (I was 10YO) when the US Catholic bishops changed policy and made it permissible to eat meat on non-Lenten Fridays. Even in my young mind I wondered, “What about the Catholics who went to hell prior to the change because they ate meat on a non-Lenten Friday?” Silly.

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  4. Hi Tom. It comforts me to no end that the pope has formally “consecrated” Ukraine and Russia along with other Catholic leaders…NOT! Just who do these “leaders” think they are and we know that absolutely nothing is going to be accomplished by this except great confusion by Catholics. Checking the internet I found that consecration to Mary means:

    “In summary, when one consecrates himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he promises to become dependent on her in all things: to offer all his prayers and oblations to God through Mary, and to seek every gift from God through Mary.”

    Not only is it completely not Biblical, it is outright heresy. How misled are the millions of Catholics worldwide!

    And “speaking” of not Biblical…I think all of the Hillsong churches should be abandoned. They can start another church but only when their leaders understand simple Biblical principals and can teach them correctly to their adherents. I would not be surprised about just about anything Brian Houston got caught up in. Here is a blogpost about Brian Houston written by Cameron Buettel and posted on a friend’s blog.

    https://thenarrowingpath.com/2014/05/17/hillsong-pastor-brian-houstons-continual-abuse-of-scripture-by-cameron-buettel/comment-page-1/

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts, Chris!

      This consecration of Ukraine and Russia to Mary hints of something apocalyptical. Marian apparitions are either religious hysteria or demonic activity, or both. It’s my opinion that the Mary apparition will play a role in the endtimes, this Russian invasion of Ukraine with threats of escalation into a nuclear conflict would be the “perfect opportunity.” Maybe it’s only a “dress rehearsal” for something farther down the road.

      I appreciate the link to the 2014 post about Brian Houston avoiding anything about “repentance.” It’s ironic that repentance is much maligned by TBN types like Houston and some Baptist Fundamentalists who misguidedly believe repentance is a work even though the Bible repeatedly teaches it as the “turning away/changing of the mind” from rebellion against God.

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      1. You’re welcome, Tom.

        I think your opinion that Marian apparitions will play a role is a very good possibility. There is no question in my mind that the RCC will have some part to play in last days events. It has certainly been used by principalities and powers to spread a great deal of erroneous doctrines and spiritual blindness.

        Sounds like you agree with me that none of this is going away anytime soon.

        I was taught at a young age that repentance was the “turning away” that you have mentioned. Unfortunately, so many young people aren’t being taught simple Bible truths and they fall easily into the hands of these prosperity/TBN types who teach a great deal of error.

        I hope you have a great day.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Marky Mark seems to have taken the lead as the #1 Hollywood Catholic celebrity proselytizer. Sadly, Whalberg will get some gullible souls to follow along.

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