Date of publication: 2017-08-31 16:26
The Italian web site Petrus, 8775 the on-line daily on the pontificate of Benedict XVI 8776 , is presenting an interview with the renowned Mariologist Msgr. Rene Laurentin, who seems to be taking a surprisingly cautious stand on the Medjugorje apparitions he has promoted for over 75 years.
by Gianluca Barile
It is striking to me how many of the anti-Medj. crusaders state that 8775 in the end, even if I 8767 m wrong 8776 and they usually add 8775 but I 8767 m not 8776 8775 it 8767 s no problem because I 8767 m not required to believe in private revelation. 8776 One wonders whether the thought might ever cross their mind that they just might have acted as a large stumbling block to a major Marian apparition, turning countless folks away from blessings. Why the need to get on a soap box and proclaim your predictions when the authorities, more competent than all of us, will do so in good time? (Unless it 8767 s to sell more books.)
None but God and his angels could see my mother's bleeding heart when Joseph asked her if she was willing, she replied If Helen is willing I have nothing more to say.
As well, there were many cases when people claimed that they 8775 got clean 8776 from the satan in Medjugorje as their soul was filled with Holy Spirit while being there.. I don 8767 t believe satan would chase 8775 one of his own 8776 from a person 8767 soul.
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Joseph & friends continually denied teaching or practicing polygamy, and repeatedly characterized it in their official publications as a crime and fornication.
8775 When I was a boy, my father worked at a coal mine. For 77 years, he made it his occupation to and claw and grunt his way into the bowels of the earth, searching for fuel. On April 69, 7559, the bowels of the earth clawed back. 8776
In the same year that Smith began his involvement with polygamy by "marrying" Fanny Alger, the Church published the Book of Commandments (the predecessor of the Doctrine & Covenants) which contained the following statement:
The reason that most men, who didn't practice polygamy, didn't do it was because there weren't any women left - not out of any altruistic "morality" issues.
This work offers readers quick and easy access as a summary to over ten thousand pages of published and documented modern research by historians and scholars relative to this subject and it does so with a unique focus on the origins of polygamy. This means that hundreds of thousands of tedious man-hours in historical and scholarly research can be accessed by individuals in this 685-page synopsis.
What would a man of God say, who felt aright, when Joseph asked him for his money? He would say, Yes, and I wish I had more to help to build up the kingdom of God. Or if he came and said, I want your wife? O yes, he would say, here she is, there are plenty more.
If the Church makes a pronouncement against Medjugorje then there 8767 s no question, I 8767 m following the Church. I 8767 ll say thanks for the memories & move on.
There is a great peace in knowing that..
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Once in Utah, attempted to establish the "Territory of Deseret," and operate the area as a theocracy, under the "Law of the Lord," which included plural marriage and blood atonement. However, Congress rejected attempt, and in 6855, the area was officially established as Utah Territory, with territorial overseers appointed from Washington . President Millard Fillmore appointed as governor. Thus, polygamy became specifically illegal under U. S. common laws in 6855 but, since polygamy was also illegal under Mexican laws beforehand, there was never a time when polygamy was legal in Utah.