October 16th, 2014 - Spencor-1125570 said:
I will point out codex vaticanus was also lost much like the prophecy of st. Malachy, only codex vaticanus is believed to be from the 4th century yet is still believed to be authentic. The prophecy was carefully examined before it was published. It all boils down to what is said in the movie "the song of Bernadette", "for those who believe in god, no explanation is necessary. If you don't believe in god, no explanation will suffice."
July 31st, 2014 - Paul-1109895 said:
I'm usually a little skeptical when it comes to unapproved apparitions and private revelations. The problem with St Malachy's is being able to account for the authenticity of its source.. Writings that all of a sudden show up in a library, that was not accouned for, for several hundred years raises some yellow flags. Even if it can't be rejected just on this lack of accounting, it certainly can't be accepted by ignoring this important detail. Besides all that, the selection of Pope Francis being the last Pope doesn't seem to jive with the prophecy.
April 25th, 2013 - Andrew-769046 said:
No. While there are some things that are very interesting. Too much of it Follows very closely for several Popes, then there needs to be several fanagling to make all the Popes after it fit. This seems to suggest that this prophecy came about several years after St. Malachi, yet was probably attributed to him for validity.
March 15th, 2013 - Elizabeth-114955 said:
As Jesus said:
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day" (Matt. 6:34).
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-prophecy-of-st.-malachy#ixzz2NdOjnulx
March 13th, 2013 - Mary-785450 said:
He's a saint and wouldn't invent stories. He might really be Peter the Roman. He didn't choose Peter directly. But the name he has chosen is almost as if choosing Peter. Francis is so important in the Church that it is like Peter, an untouchable name. Like Peter, he is the "first". With his name, I guess he's suggesting reforms. He's a combination of conservative and modernized. Prophecy is not bad. It's not a horoscope.
March 8th, 2013 - Kathy-800411 said:
Jesus told us we would not know the day or the hour but he did answer the apostles when they asked him what will be the signs. God chose the prophets and provided prophecy for our benefit. Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing and do not be deceived. Read Revelation it's all prophecy. I am keeping an open mind. The Fatima Secrets are real, we just don't know what they all are. Could that third secret be tied to all of this? Who knows....Be on your guard and do not be deceived. Just keep an open mind and keep the faith in our Lord......God Bless You All!!
March 3rd, 2013 - Jim-53179 said:
Silly nonsense to be believing in such things. Are we Protestant or Catholic? No one knows the day nor the hour says the Lord. Seeking and believing in such things says we have no faith and want to know everything like satan wants us to. Now, I'm off to check my horoscope to see if I have to get up tomorrow...it could be the end, ya know. :o)
March 3rd, 2013 - Ross-949870 said:
Although I do believe he did predict many popes correctly. I do not think that St. Malachy predicted the end of the church as many have suggested. There is no way to tell that after "The Glory of the Olive" aka (Benedict XVI) there could be many successors of St. Peters seat before "Peter The Roman". But one thing that is certain is that we do live in interesting times. The other thing that is unclear about St. Malachy's prophesy is that there is no way to tell when he meant by "the end" at the end of his prophesy. This could just have meant that was the end of his prophesy. Not that it is the end of the world, church or anything else.
Secular society is always predicting their own destruction. In just the last 15 years the world has supposed to have ended at least 5 times. We are still here and should not jump to conclusions.
March 1st, 2013 - David-800047 said:
There have been prophecies throughout the ages. Even from the Father. Remember Jonah? Ninevea was supposed to be obliterated...God changed His mind when the people prayed and repented. St Faustina saw the Angel about to do destruction. The Divine Mercy prayer stayed the Angels hand. We need to know that we don't know the hour. We also need to know that we can't disregard the "possibility" thinking we have an automatic "get out of jail free" card. We have been called to always be ready. Not to live in fear, but be ready.
February 28th, 2013 - Robert-864486 said:
While it's definitely true that no matter what happens God is in control (it's the ultimate win-win scenario), that shouldn't stop you from having an informed and reasoned opinion on the matter, in order to best prepare yourself. I'm wanting to lean with the slant of those who point out that no one will know the day or the hour when the world will end except the father. I also think about how much more we still could accomplish as a race and can't help but wonder if it were all to just suddenly end soon. The divine artist knows better than to end on a sudden cliffhanger!