Various things cross the screen, pertaining to the Church.
Let’s call them curiosities.
There is this:
Is there even lightning?
According to a post on Substack, “On Sunday, December 17, 2023, lightning literally pulverized the key and halo of the statue of Saint Peter, located on the facade of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolas, north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The news was reported by the Telegram channel ‘The Pope’s Pearls’: it seemed to be fake, given that no news could be found on the web, but the event has just been confirmed by the Reverend Father Justo Lofeudo, a priest who supports the current Pontiff. The priests of the Sanctuary have issued a statement that rejects the symbolic interpretation of the fact, but not the fact itself: ‘The Sanctuary does not agree with the interpretation that has been given with respect for the damage produced in the image of the apostle Saint Peter.’ What is striking, in fact, is that the event occurred on [the Pope’s] birthday, the day before the publication of the Fiducia supplicans declaration which opens up blessings for gay couples.”
We have not been able to confirm this, and so are treating it with due caution.
It is thus far mainly the stuff of Facebook and blogs. Let this be emphasized: we have not directly confirmed it.
We have confirmed that the statue existed at the church before the reported strike:
One recalls lightning also striking (this time the Vatican) the day Pope Benedict VI announced his retirement.
And also three years later, on the Feast of the Holy Rosary (October 7, 2016):
Watch what happens when a young liberal evangelical tries to integrate homosexuality into Christian development:
Lighting can be a sign. It can also be the enemy attacking (he fell, after all, as a bolt of lightning).
Important to note: the recent developments do not excuse disobedience. Nor insult. This is important (witness the trials of Saint Padre Pio — at the hands of a homosexual bishop.) (One interesting message at San Nicolas, from 1984: “The Lord does not want discord. He wants union.”)
There are many angles to the story.
Many interesting questions can be asked.
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