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Did Francis Confirm? Episcopate Will Join in For Consecration

Father George Byers CPM of Holy Redeemer Church in Andrews, Charlotte Diocese, North Carolina, received a March 17 email by "someone" who asked Francis …
Ave Crux
Here's the Press Release that confirms Pope Francis is inviting all the Bishops of the world to join him: Pope to invite all bishops around the world to join him in consecration of Russia and Ukraine
Ultraviolet
So an obscure priest in North Carolina now gets Vatican insider info about the Pope from anonymous sources. Seems legit.
Liam Ronan
@Ultraviolet What is cause for pause is that this 'consecration' is allowed unlimited media oxygen upon which to thrive. Why's that, given so many many issues not deemed PC or 'woke' are suffocated?
Ultraviolet
...because the media still is in love with El Francesco. He's playing up a theme near and dear to left-wing hearts... "peace." Francis is quite clever in this. He's turning a Catholic consecration into an anti-war statement and the media can't get enough of it. Consider the context. He isn't doing this "because The Blessed Mother asked", he's doing it for "peace in da Ukraine" and to "end war". This …More
...because the media still is in love with El Francesco. He's playing up a theme near and dear to left-wing hearts... "peace." Francis is quite clever in this. He's turning a Catholic consecration into an anti-war statement and the media can't get enough of it. Consider the context. He isn't doing this "because The Blessed Mother asked", he's doing it for "peace in da Ukraine" and to "end war". This is probably Francis' last chance to revisit the happy hippie days only now he's the head of The Catholic Church, the world's largest religion. He has and will continue to spin this into something it isn't.
laurelmarycecilia
easy to verify.......... ask you bishop.
DefendTruth
Maybe it is going to be announced in the next days?
laurelmarycecilia
our bishop has an article up that gives notice this event will occur - but, nothing about any other bishop participating...........
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
I agree with John 333. Bergoglio has something up his sleeve. I do not believe he is doing this for traditional Catholic reasons, or belief in Our Lady of Fatima. Probably some secular reason, like just to relieve the suffering of the Ukraine in the war....nothing to do with Russia and its errors. Seventy years ago, a Pope announcing something like this would be a magnificent ceremony and procession …More
I agree with John 333. Bergoglio has something up his sleeve. I do not believe he is doing this for traditional Catholic reasons, or belief in Our Lady of Fatima. Probably some secular reason, like just to relieve the suffering of the Ukraine in the war....nothing to do with Russia and its errors. Seventy years ago, a Pope announcing something like this would be a magnificent ceremony and procession, with Cardinals, Bishops processing and the Pope on the Sedia Gestatoria leading up to a beautiful altar, and the Piazza di San Pietro packed with 500,000 Romans and faithful, as it was in 1950 when the great Pope Pius XII defined and declared the Dogma of the Assumption, and in 1954 at the canonization of the great St.Pope Pius X. Now, it is set to be performed during the course of a "penance service" in St.Peter's. I'll bet there will be no ceremony, no impressive ritual, just a homily by Bergoglio, and a 10 minute fabricated rite of consecration. I'll even bet that if Benedict XVI was10 years younger and was well and still pope, he would do it in a magnificent way which would almost be like it was in 1950.
Jeffrey Ade
@Kenjiro M. Yoshimori Right on! Maybe a fake peace accord! Hey look gullible Catholics, even though I worshiped satan in St Peters basillica I'm going to consecrate Russia! I-got-the-power! Not to mention the cognitive dissonance when Catholics ask themselves didn't sister Lucy say it was already done? Or was that the fake sister Lucy!