US Air Force Dumps “So help me God”, Russian Air Force Gives Jet Fighter to Head of Orthodox Church as “Gift”

In the category of   “You can’t make this up” something quite bizarre happened this week.

Washington Times reported that “Members of the U.S. Air Force will no longer be required to say “so help me God” during their enlistment oath. A legal review of rules that required the phrase occurred after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman. ”
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Earlier this week Rueters reported : “MOSCOW (Reuters) – Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia’s far-east – a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.

Kirill was presented with the jet after giving workers at the civilian and military aircraft plant icons blessed by himself, the church said in a statement on its official website on Tuesday.

The patriarch, with whom President Vladimir Putin has fostered increasingly close ties in recent years, addressed the workers on the importance of protecting Russia.

“Russia cannot be a vassal. Because Russia is not only a country, it is a whole civilization, it is a thousand-year story, a cultural melting-pot, of enormous power,” RIA news agency quoted him as saying.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/17/patriarch-kirill-fighter-jet_n_5830970.html

Also read “Putin wants churches and Monasteries built INSIDE the Kremlin

 

 

Malachi Martin:

Russia’s role in the Vision of Fatima is very important because if we’re to believe the Vision of Fatima, salvation for the world, the cure for the world ills, will start in the Ukraine and in Russia, and that was why the Virgin in the Fatima vision of 1917 was supposed to have spoken actively about Russia and that Russia first of all has to be cured of her errors and then she will help the entire world to get better and to cure itself of its sins. It’s a very bizarre message in that sense because one would have said that salvation was going to come from the West as we always think because we are Westerners, but no, according to the message of Fatima, salvation will come from the East, and particularly, from Ukraine and from the State of Russia itself, which is extraordinary.

US Open Tennis Champ Thanks Our Lady of Medjugorje

Marin Cilic arrived home in his hometown of Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a Grand Slam champion. Over 20,000 turned out to welcome Cilic back home for the celebrations.

“Thank you everyone, especially my parents and my loved ones, because without them this would not be possible,” Cilic said. “Thank You God and Our Lady of Medjugorje for showing me the path to take. I am delighted not only for myself but for the people around me who rejoiced in my success, and I hope there will be many more in the future.”

On Facebook, after the Davis Cup, Cilic looked forward to unwinding. “Thank you all for kind words, last 6-7 days were incredible for me, I am so happy that we managed to secure a victory in Davis Cup playoffs with such a young team. We are back in the World Group, where we belong. Thank you all for the support. Rest time has finally arrived.”

Sign of the Times: Head of Russian Orthodox Church Gets Fighter Jet as Gift

For The Religion Leader Who Has Everyhing: Patriarch Kirill, Head Of Russian Orthodox Church, Receives Fighter Jet
Reuters
Posted: 09/16/2014 2:07 pm EDT Updated: 09/17/2014 2:59 pm EDT PATRIARCH KIRILL

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia’s far-east – a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.

Kirill was presented with the jet after giving workers at the civilian and military aircraft plant icons blessed by himself, the church said in a statement on its official website on Tuesday.

The patriarch, with whom President Vladimir Putin has fostered increasingly close ties in recent years, addressed the workers on the importance of protecting Russia.

“Russia cannot be a vassal. Because Russia is not only a country, it is a whole civilization, it is a thousand-year story, a cultural melting-pot, of enormous power,” RIA news agency quoted him as saying.

“In order for us to be able to live a sovereign life, we must, if necessary, be able to defend our homeland.”

Kirill’s church is aligned with Putin’s drive to reunite the former Soviet sphere of countries, with the Russian Orthodox Church exerting considerable influence through its 165 million members in Russia and other former USSR republics.

Critics of the Russian Orthodox Church have said it is acting as a de-facto government ministry for Putin, including in foreign affairs, and have warned that such political engagements could backfire.

That also goes for Ukraine, where Kirill’s Moscow Patriarchate is at odds with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate that seceded from Moscow after Ukraine gained independence in 1991.

The Moscow Patriarchate dominates in the Russian-speaking East, where Ukrainian forces have been battling a pro-Russian separatist insurgency since April.

(Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Additional reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

8 Prophecies that Matter Today – Russia, the Virgin Mary, and the Catholic Church

 

  1. Catholic Prophecy

    Catholic Prophecy

       Pope Francis and the “Third World War” – “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” In recent months the Pope has called for an end to conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Ukraine, and parts of Africa.  The world today seems to be on fire with religious wars and historically epic ethnic violence.

  2.   Our Lady of Fatima – “ When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. “To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”   That Our Lady’s ‘Heart will triumph” calls into question what is in store for Protestants who dismiss the Mother of Christ.  Recently Ted Cruz, devout Christian and son of a Baptist preacher revealed his Christian Zionist leanings during a speech he gave to Middle Eastern Christians.  Middle Eastern Christian are much more devoted to the Blessed Mother than American Protestants.   Coptic Christians in Egypt have even authenticated a great Marian apparition that took place in Zeiton, Egypt.   Pay close attention to events in Russia and the Ukraine, they are connected to the prophecies of Fatima.

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  1. Padre Pio, the True Story – by C. Bernard Ruffin: p. 264. Padre Pio said “The Russian people will be converted. Their conversion will happen very fast. The conversion of the United States will be slow, but sure”.  Padre Pio also said “Yes, Russia will be converted, as the Blessed Virgin said she would. However, Russia will teach the United States a lesson in conversion.”
  2. Saint John  Paul II – “On the universal level if victory comes it will be brought by Mary, Christ will conquer through her
    because He wants the church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her.” This is one of the most mysterious statements even spoken by  a Pope. It confirms Saint John Paul II’s belief in Fatima and that Her heart will triumph. These words should be of significant concern for American Protestants and should be meditated upon more frequently by Catholics as to their true meaning particularly during these times of rising religious conflicts around the world.
  3. Vladimir Putin’s cross – Putin  wears a cross around his neck that he claims as a miraculous story attached to it.  He lost it in a fire and impossibly it was later found.    The world underestimates the significance of Vladimir Putin’s faith and his devotion to the Blessed Mother. “The only thing that’s happened is we have exchanged places. Russia has adopted our economic, religious, and social worldviews from 200 years ago. They are quickly becoming what we once were…a Capitalistic, Christian nation. We are literally facing ourselves as we once were at the height of power.  How ironic it is that now it is we who are intimidated.”
  4. The mysterious rise of the Russia Orthodox faith and it growing influence with the Russia government.  Marc Bennets writes in the Washington Times : ” At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation. More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.”  Putin’s words on faith have stunned the world. Media around the world including conservative religious magazines find themselves looking for words to describe the utterly unthinkable transformation of Russian society. As the United States Government is taking away religious freedoms, the Russian Government is suddenly funding the restoration of Orthodox Churches with public tax dollars.  Inaugural ceremonies are attended by black-cowled patriarchs armed with Holy water and incense.    Recently a Russian nuclear submarine, the Aleksandr Nevsky, was named after Russian Saint and fitted with Orthodox chapel. The submarine is now the second nuclear sub to be  equipped with a sanctuary alongside its ballistic missiles. The Aleksandr Nevsky, is the sixth military chapel consecrated into the Russia fleet.  On September 15,2014, Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader  as he toured a factory in Russia’s far-east – a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.. Kirill was presented with the jet after giving workers at the civilian and military aircraft plant icons blessed by himself, the church said in a statement on its official website .
  5. Virgin Mary the Queen of Peace at Medjugorje  - “Russia will come to glorify God the most; the West has made civilization progress but without God, and act as if they are their own creator. These words were said in 1981 to six visionaries at Medjugorje. At the time ‘Russia” was still the Soviet Union. Since the consecration of Russia by Pope John Paul II in 1984 the world has seen the collapse of Atheist Soviet Union and the rise of Russia Orthodoxy in the former communist country. This prophecy by the Virgin Mary has no equal in modern times.
    Mr. Leon Aron, writes in Foreign Policy Magazing:  ”Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party dictatorship, the state-owned economy, and the Kremlin’s control over its domestic and Eastern European empires.. Although there were disagreements over the size and depth of the Soviet system’s problems, no one thought them to be life-threatening, at least not anytime soon.”  Mr Aron says  that most foreign policy experts were  ”puzzled by its demise.” Aron writes “ One of the architects of the U.S. strategy in the Cold War, George Kennan, wrote that, in reviewing the entire “history of international affairs in the modern era,” he found it “hard to think of any event more strange and startling, and at first glance inexplicable, than the sudden and total disintegration and disappearance … of the great power known successively as the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union
  6. Queen of Peace at Medjugorje – August 25, 1991 “Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

Strange times “In God We Trust” – Russia, Atheism, and the Shifting Sands in America

The origins of “In God We trust” as our national motto grew out of the Cold War and tensions with the Soviet Union.

From wiki:In 1956, the nation was at a particularly tense time in the Cold War, and the United States wanted to distinguish itself from the Soviet Union, which promoted state atheism.[17] As a result, the 84th Congress passed a joint resolution “declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States.” The law was signed by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957 to 1966.[14] (Public Law 84-851)[18] The United States Code at 36 U.S.C. § 302, now states: “‘In God we trust’ is the national motto.” The motto wasn’t simply added in order to please God-fearing Americans, but instead had a political motivation. The mid- to late-1950s marked an escalation in the Cold War between the U.S., the Soviet Union, In an effort to claim moral superiority and demonize the communist Soviet Union, the U.S. drew on the association of communism with atheism. Placing “In God We Trust” on the U.S. dollar was a way to establish the United States as a Christian nation and differentiate them from their enemy.

But now many observers of Russian politics and society are beginning to notice a dramatic, even mysterious, shift towards a Christian spiritual awaking. This comes at a time when faith is regularly chased out of the public square in the United States by our elected representatives.

Today we see both President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dimity Medvedev, attending church regularly. They are both devout Russian Orthodox Christians who are often seen in public venerating the Virgin Mary and kissing blessed Icons of the Madonna. The startling spiritual revival in Russia is taking place at a time when a crisis of faith, precipitated by the clerical sex abuse catastrophe, is enveloping Christianity, both in Europe and the in the United States.

As the United States Government is taking away religious freedoms, the Russian Government is suddenly funding the restoration of Orthodox Churches with public tax dollars. Inaugural ceremonies are attended by black-cowled patriarchs armed with Holy water and incense. Russian Orthodox Bishops are regularly seen at military installations conducting religious ceremonies. Recently the Russian Orthodox Church gave its blessing to the men and women who control Russia’s nuclear weapons. Priests, led by Bishop Amvrosy of Bronnitsy, chanted prayers, burned incense, and sprinkled holy water on nuclear warheads and blessed the entire facility responsible for the storage and maintenance of the country’s nuclear arsenal. Recently a Russian nuclear submarine, the Aleksandr Nevsky, was named after Russian Saint and fitted with Orthodox chapel. The submarine is now the second nuclear sub to be equipped with a sanctuary alongside its ballistic missiles. The Aleksandr Nevsky, is the sixth military chapel consecrated into the Russia fleet. The other five were installed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy cruiser Pyotr Veliky, Russian Navy sail training ship Kruzenshtern, guided missile cruiser Moskva, and nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets. And now Russia is in talks to set up naval bases in former Cold War allies Cuba and Vietnam as President Vladimir Putin undertakes the country’s biggest military overhaul since the Soviet era. Putin’s government plans to spend $712 billion this decade on defense spending, including 4.4 trillion rubles next year, an increase of 19 percent. In the article, Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent defense analyst in Moscow said that “There’s a lot of tension between Washington and Moscow right now as Syria is creating a lot of bad feeling between them said that “This will be seen by some in the U.S. as the Russian bear growling in its lair.”

Obedience of American Medjugorje Fans

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Obedience of American Medjugorje Fans

On October 22,
2013 the Papal Nuncio to the United States wrote

a letter stating that Catholics 
“are not permitted”  to participate in meetings
which take for granted that the supposed Marian apparitions in Medjugorje are
credible.

The United States Catholic press quickly labeled
this announcement a
“Bombshell”  for Medjugorje’s many devoted followers.

The press was right in many ways. Indeed the consequences to Medjugorje cottage
“industries” including conferences and Catholic tour operators were swift and
decisive. The National Medjugorje Conference, annually held at Notre Dame, was immediately
cancelled. Numerous other Marian conferences across the country were either
canceled or reorganized to reduce the formal promotion of Medjugorje.   Well
known priest and longtime supporter of Medjugorje Father Donald Calloway immediately
cancelled his pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

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But the remarkable untold story is the
strict obedience displayed by even the most devout Medjugorje fans – dubbed by
some as “Med Heads” to the Catholic Church’s desires regarding Medjugorje.  There was little outcry or loud demands for
the Church to withdrawn the Papal Nuncio’s “clarification”.

What is striking about this display of
quiet obedience is that many Catholic pundits have ridiculed Medjugorje and its
followers as a movement rooted in disobedience. Their claim is that the Bishop,
who has authority over Medjugorje, has been skeptical of the alleged visionaries
who say they see the Virgin Mary. Some high profile pundits have even
written that Medjugorje, because of its history of “disobedience” and huge
popularity, was potentially schismatic to the Catholic Church.

But observers of Medjugorje can now see that obedience to the Catholic Church has been the overwhelming response by devout fans of Medjugorje.

As the Vatican continues to study Medjugorje its followers wait patiently for guidance from the Church.  Perhaps this is another example of the spiritual fruits of Medjugorje.

MCM-FILMS in discussions to make action thriller about Marian apparitions

 

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MCM-FILMS in discussions to make action thriller about Marian apparitions – Medjugorje featured.

 

 Charlie Young Executive Producer with MCM-FILMS “We love this book. The Madonna Files is an action packed thriller that we think will make a great film. Like any successful creative project it all starts with a good story and Stephen Ryan’s The Madonna Files is a fun and exciting story. It has a cinematic narrative that works for us, superb visuals, and interesting plot twists.  We are a Washington, DC based film company with an office in LA and a lot of great action takes place in Washington, DC which really appeals to us.”

Stephen Ryan:  “I am excited about the possibility of working with MCM-FILMS. Their background in making horror films is particularly intriguing to me.  “The Exorcist” is arguably the greatest horror film of all time and make no mistake about it, that movie was deeply “Catholic”. It is what made the movie so powerful – that the story was based on actual events. To this day, I can’t watch the movie.  My hope is to do the same thing, but instead of Satan as the star of the show it would be the “Madonna”   The way this film will work best is if it is true to the Catholic Church. Otherwise it’s just another Vampire movie. The Madonna Files is based on an incredibly rich history of some astonishing claims made by the Catholic Church and these claims include very strange and very scary unexplained phenomena.  I think MCM -FILMS would be brilliant at creating the mysterious, and at times frightening, world of apparitions.  What is interesting is that the Catholic Church absolutely believes in these mysterious appearances of the Mother of Christ.   To this day there are still deeply hidden secrets of the Virgin Mary,  most notably the secrets of Fatima, that  continue to cause great controversies inside the Vatican.

Michael Merino Award winning writer /director, MCM-FILMS  “It is no secret in Hollywood that religious themed movies are hot right now. Look at “Heaven is for Real” – that was a huge hit and a sequel is already planned. The Bible series was very successful and “The Passion” still ranks as one of the most profitable films of all time. What intrigues us about The Madonna Files is the spectacularly bizarre world of Marian apparitions. When you take a minute to stop and reflect, for a moment, that the Catholic Church, Popes, believe that the Mother of Jesus Christ, from time to time, comes from heaven to give messages to the world through intermediaries, usually young children, that have changed the course of history, it is mind boggling. We love all of this – Vatican intrigue, mysterious visions of the Virgin Mary.  You’ve heard the saying “You can’t even make this up in Hollywood”   Well you can’t make this stuff up and it is happening big time in place called Medjugojre right now and it’s all real.  There is a huge audience for this kind of film.”

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NBC Developing Exorcism Drama

The Possession of Maggie Gill’ will be written by John Glenn and hails from Amblin Television

 

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John Glenn

NBC is poised to explore demonic possession.

The network has handed out a script commitment to drama The Possession of Maggie Gill, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Maggie centers on the Gills, a loving a middle-class family in Eugene, Ore., who find themselves in the midst of crisis when paranormal occurrences begin to affect the everyday fabric of their home.  At the same time, a series of brutal murders is being investigated by two local detectives. The storylines converge as those involved slowly realize that the murders and hauntings may have a common link: Maggie Gill, 15-year-old daughter of the Gill family, who might be possessed by demonic attachments.

The drama hails from Amblin Television (Under the Dome, Extant, Red Band Society, Falling Skies, The Americans) and will be written by John Glenn (Eagle Eye). Glenn will exec produce alongside Adam Kane as well as Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Harris Fishman.

Exorcism dramas are a hot subject matter this development season.  The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is adapting his exorcism comic, Outcast, as a pilot at Cinemax; and former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara’s Damien, a follow-up to The Omen, received a straight-to-series six-episode order at Lifetime.

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Russian school in Bethlehem to strengthen Russian-Palestinian ties – Putin

Russian school in Bethlehem to strengthen Russian-Palestinian ties – Putin

 

On September 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a new  Russian school has opened in Bethlehem. Putin said that the school ” will strengthen humanitarian ties between Russia and Palestine. ”

“The opening of the Russian school will contribute considerably to the strengthening of the humanitarian ties between our countries. Palestinian students studying in it will be able to considerably expand their scope and become familiar with the great achievements of the rich Russian culture,” Putin said in his address to the participants of the school opening ceremony posted on the Kremlin website.

The president said he is confident that many of the school’s students will want to continue their education in Russia after leaving. “I wish the people of Bethlehem and the school success in their studies,” Putin said.

In his address, Putin said that the school was built with assistance from Russia and with active support from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “Relations between our people have a long history, in which Bethlehem has a special role. Russia has always valued the hospitality Russian pilgrims have enjoyed here,”

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society in the Holy Land built dozens of schools and hospitals. Thousands of Palestinians were later able to receive free higher education in the USSR.

“Now, Russia provides over 100 stipends to Palestinian students studying in Russian universities. The independent state of Palestine, which the Russian Federation always supports, needs their knowledge very much,” the Russian president said.