PRAYER TO SAINT MARY MAGDALENE
Saint Mary Magdalene,
woman of many sins, who by conversion
became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness
that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.
You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence,
please intercede for me, so that some day
I may share in the same everlasting joy.
Saint Mary Magdalen was one of the few who remained with Christ during His agony on the Cross. She visited His tomb with two other women and found it empty. It was to her that our Lord first appeared after His Resurrection. He asked her to announce His Resurrection to the Apostles.
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The first mock-up of the iconic Darth Vader helmet is seen during the ‘Star Wars Identities’ Exhibition Press Preview & VIP Opening at Odysseum in Germany, demonstrators face off with police in the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, rescued migrants disembark from an Acehnese fishing boat upon arrival in Simpang Tiga, Aceh province, Indonesia, a gust of wind blows Pope Francis’ cloak as the pontiff delivers his speech during his weekly audience, at the Vatican, a Deutsche Bahn (DB) employee stands at an empty platform of the main railway station in Stuttgart, a mahout splashes water on his elephant in the river Sabarmati on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad, India, the work 'Anas Animatus’, a comic-strip Donald Duck character, is on display as skeleton during the press preview of the exhibition 'Animatus’ by South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee in Moscow, Russia and French Republican Guards stand still in one of the Paris City Hall galleries during Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s visit of the institution in Paris, France are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)
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In a move that is sure to infuriate Israel’s extremist right wing government, the Vatican is about to sign a treaty that will recognize Palestine as country:
The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
“So the Vatican officially recognized a bantu state for Palestine. Whoopdidoo! Now what? The Vatican has 67 years of equivocations about Palestinian justice. This must be another one of those symbolic things Palestinians are expected to rejoice about–like the pope saying a Hail Mary at the apartheid wall. Symbolic is another word for empty gesture.
Israel is reportedly disappointed. But not as disappointed as Palestinian supporters when Pope Francis refused to denounce Operation Ethnic Cleansing last summer & held a public smooch-fest with then Israeli president Shimon Peres.
These bantustate recognitions are a political scam. If the Vatican comes out for BDS, now we’re talking. Now we’re getting somewhere. Save the empty gestures.”
Long story short - A few days after officially recognizing the state of
Palestine, Pope Francis goes ahead and calls a Mahmoud Abbas the angel
This is also a few days after Mahmoud Abbas announced that
peace will only come once all Palestinian terrorists are released from
Israeli prisons, and a few days after Mahmoud handed out medalions to
three terrorists with a great resume.
Point to ponder - Popes are like a box of chocoloate. Unpredictable, sometimes for the worse….