For those who imagine the Catholic church in Spain as a solemn place with incense burning, think again, as news comes in from the southern Spanish city of Málaga of a flamenco dancing priest, attracting new followers to his church in a most unusual way.
José Planas Moreno, 66, is known as Father Pepe to his parishioners and is no ordinary, everyday Roman Catholic priest.
Recently interviewed by the local daily newspaper, Diario Sur, Moreno said, “They say if you pray singing its worth two prayers, so if you pray while dancing it must be worth three.”
What Father Pepe does to attract new visitors to his church is to challenge female churchgoers to a literal flamenco face-off, and he does it so well, as can be seen in the video above.
The video was uploaded to YouTube on July 23, and so far the comments are positive, ranging from “Me encanto. Fabuloso!” (I love it. Fabulous!) to “Olé Pepe con tu arte en la parroquia viva tu” (Bravo Pepe, with your art you keep the parish alive).
Priest Claims Hate Texts Are From Demon Spirit
He said that the devil and his followers were not shy about using modern technology but that in many cases their actions were not identified as being the work of evil.
He said: “Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are been used like this, however in this case it is clear.”
He said one of the text messages read: “She will not come out of this hell. She’s mine. Anyone who prays for her will die.”
He said however that he had prayed for her and sent back another text message, getting the message in return: “Shut up, preacher. You cannot save yourself. Idiot. You pathetic old preacher.”
by Jimmy Akin Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:12 PM Comments (4)
Has Pope Francis reached a decision on Medjugorje? Here are 7 things to know and share.
Medjugorje Today is reporting that Pope Francis has made his decision regarding the reported apparitions at Medjugorje, though the results have not been announced.
Here are 7 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the source of the claim?
Fr. Kevin Devine, an American priest who has said English-language Masses in Medjugorje for a number of years made the claim after such a Mass on June 25th.
2) Where did he get his information?
From Fr. Miljenko Steko, the Franciscan provincial of the territory in which Medjugorje is located.
3) What did he say?
According to Medjugorje Today:
“Recently, the Provincial of the Franciscans here in Medjugorje (Fr. Miljenko Steko, ed.) was in Rome for a meeting of Superiors of religious communities. In the course of that stay in Rome, he along with so many others had a few moments personally with Pope Francis” Fr. Kevin Devine began his account of Fr. Miljenko Steko’s meeting with the Pope.
“Pope Francis was standing there, welcoming them, and the Provincial said ”I am the Provincial of the area in which Medjugorje is located.” And the Holy Father’s response was: ”Pray that I have made the right decision”. And we are happy for that and we continue to pray that his decision will be announced soon, and of course we are sure that his discernment and his decision-making is guided especially by the Holy Spirit. But keep those prayers going” Fr. Kevin Devine continued.
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/has-pope-francis-reached-a-decision-on-medjugorje-7-things-to-know-and-shar#ixzz37qEukeca
A three-year-old girl pronounced dead after a fever has apparently woken up at her own funeral in the Philippines.
The girl was declared clinically dead by medical personnel in Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao, on Friday.
But during the funeral service on Saturday she apparently began moving her head before her family took her out of her coffin.
Exorcist Speaks Out on Planned Oklahoma Black Mass
“To fail to fight this evil is to abandon souls to hell.”
Making “black masses” open to the public exposes people to serious evil, an exorcist warned this week in the wake of news that a satanic church plans to stage the ritual in a public venue in Oklahoma City.
“You cannot attend such an event—even if one does so merely out of curiosity, and not with any firm desire to worship Satan—without being adversely affected,” the exorcist cautioned, in an exclusive interview with Aleteia. “The mere fact that this black mass in Oklahoma City will be public lends it a certain legitimacy, and I suspect that some people will go simply to be entertained. What they may not realize immediately is that simply by going, they will open themselves to the power of the demonic.”
The event is planned for a 92-seat auditorium Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. Tickets went on sale Wednesday. As of today, about 10 have been sold.
Encyclopaedia Britannica defines a black mass as “a blasphemous and usually obscene burlesque of the true mass performed by Satanic cults. The naked back of a woman often serves as an altar, and a validly consecrated host is generally used to intensify the mockery. The rite commonly incorporates other elements of Satanic magic.”
“The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it’s being brought into the light!” trumpted a promotional on the civic center’s website. “This will be not only enlightening but educational as well. This Black Mass will [be] conducted for the public to attend with certain adaptations to allow for a legal celebration.”
That includes clothing the “female altar,” Adam Daniels, head of Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, the satanic church in Oklahoma City behind the event, explained in an interview earlier this week.
More at link.
Do you know What happened to the signers of the Declaration Of Independence?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated,but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the
penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships
swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton,
Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson,Jr., noted that the British
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13
children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to
waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home
to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently
thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
The passing of Joseph Lomangino on the anniversary of the first apparition and the last public message of Garabandal
6/18/2014- Lindenhurst, New York.
June 18, 2014 has marked the passing of Joseph “Joey” Lomangino, precisely 53 years ago to the day of the first alleged heavenly apparition (June 18, 1961) to four young girls in Garabandal, Spain. After the first initial appearance of St Michael the Archangel on this date, the Blessed Virgin Mary would allegedly appear on numerous occasions to the children until the final public message, once again on June 18, 1965. And for this reason, June 18th is the primary feast day of the events of Garabandal, since it marks the date of the first apparition to the children in 1961, and also that of the last public message of the Blessed Virgin Mary on that same date in 1965. And so it is that also on this very significant same date that Joey Lomangino died of a heart attack in his home at 10:30AM, lovingly surrounded by his family.
The timing of Joey’s passing is not a coincidence
Firstly it should be pointed out that those who have faith in God and in His Providence know very well that God arranges the timing of important events, and those who have eyes to see and ears to hear should very well recognize the hand of God in the timing of Joey’s passing on June 18–the anniversary of the first Garabandal apparition, and also the last public message of the Blessed Virgin Mary–for June 18 is truly a key date in the Garabandal apparition.
I remember when Pope John Paul II died on the evening of April 2, 2005 which that year was precisely the evening vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday–how so many people overlooked or did not recognize the remarkable sign in the timing of his death, for it was he who fought so hard for the recognition and acceptance of the message of Bl. Faustina and Divine Mercy Sunday–for it was beginning in the 1950’s that Bl. Faustina’s Diary with its writings on Divine Mercy were originally condemned by the Holy Office—but thanks to Pope John Paul II this original ruling was completely overturned. Thus, the timing of such events such as the death of Pope John Paul II and Joey Lomangino are signs for those with an open mind and heart, and such signs are not meant by God to be ignored or taken lightly.
A possible unfulfilled prophecy
Within hours of Joey’s passing, already in comment forum here on this website and on other blogs and websites doubters of the alleged apparitions of Garabandal were quick to point out the apparent unfulfilled prophesy concerning Joey:
Letter to Joey Lomangino from Conchita Gonzalez (one of the visionaries of Garabandal)
March 19, 1964 – St. Joseph’s Day
“My Dear Joseph,
Just two lines to tell you the message which the Blessed Virgin gave me for you today at the pines…she told me that the voice you heard was hers and that you shall see on the very day of the Miracle. She also told me that the House of Charity you will establish in New York will bring great glory to God.”
– See more at: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2014/06/the-death-of-joey-lomangino-blow-to.html#sthash.EF11j9Nd.dpuf
TheBlaze’s Cori O’Connor contributed to this report
What does Jesus really look like? It’s a question we’ve explored before and one we recently asked Colton Burpo, the 14-year-old boy who claims he visited heaven and interacted with Christ during a near-death experience back in 2003.
“Well he has brown hair, brown beard, a very bright smile — brightest that I’ve ever seen,” Burpo, the subject of the new film “Heaven Is For Real,” told TheBlaze. “And his eyes were just beautiful sea blue.”
Following his purported experience, Colton’s family spent years trying to find an image that resembled this description. But it wasn’t until 2006 when Glenn Beck featured a young prodigy named Akiane Kramarik on his CNN show that the family found what they had been looking for.
A copy of the painting on sale on Akiane.com (Image source: Akiane.com)
More info here.