Category Archives: Catholic Faith & Religion

Statue of Our Lady (Madonna Tal-Ghar) in Birzebbugia, Malta, Cries Tears

Another statue of Our Lady has been crying tears of blood since last Monday, news reports said. This resin statue was in a private residence in Birzebbugia. Now it has been removed and the local church is expected to submit a report to the Vatican.

Tests have confirmed that the tears are indeed of human blood. The owners of the statue reported the fact to the Church authorities earlier this week after the statue was seen weeping again on Monday.

It was reported that the owners informed the village parish priest Dun Nikol Pace who advised them to contact the Maltese Curia.

The owners phoned and contacted Fr Ugo Cremona on the 23rd January 2006.
Back in 1999, a marble statue of Il-Madonna ta' l-Ghar (Our Lady of the Grotto) began to weep blood. This statue was located at the Church of the Dominican Priory in Rabat. In 2002, conclusive tests proved that the tears wept were actual human blood.

Malta Curia Issues Instructions on Healing Services and Prayer Meetings

Two years ago the Church Authorities in Malta had ordered a ban on some healing services, and these had continued to be held outside of churches just the same, disobeying those orders.

The Maltese Curia has issued on 18th February 2005, a press release pertaining to Healing Services and Prayer Meetings with praying for healing, which are held all over the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo.

UPDATE: Till this day (12/4/14) the Curia when contacted confirmed that the ban is still in force as the healing services by Catholic Revival Movement are still being organised. In Malta only Marana tha’, Fr Elija Vella and Fr Hayden Williams organise healing services with the required permission of the Archbishop. Others who are not priests are in disobedience of this.

Did Nostradamus Really Predict September 11's New York Attack on the us

Reuters says that Internet chat rooms are abuzz with talk that 16th century French astrologer Nostradamus foresaw the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.

Thousands of people have received e-mails containing this prophecy, often with a second part forecasting that the attack on the twin towers will mark the beginning of World War III.
Several versions are doing the rounds. This is one of them:

"In the year of the new century and nine months
From the sky will come a great King of Terror
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees
Fire approaches the new city."

The text corresponds roughly to a verse in Nostradamus’s Century (section) Six, Quatrain 97. Several books on Nostradamus have speculated that this quatrain’s first line refers to September 2001, the ninth month in the first year of the new century, while the 45 degrees is interpreted as the latitude of the city of New York.
But New York lies just below 41 degrees latitude and Nostradamus’s verse does not mention a great war, contrary to what several e-mails say. Some say that 40.5 which is the latitude of New York was represented as “5 and 40” in the original text. In many e-mails, the verse comes with a second part, which seems harder to link to Nostradamus:

"In the city of York there will be a great collapse
Two twin brothers torn apart by chaos
While the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
Third big war will begin when the big city is burning".

HOAXSTRADAMUS?

“(This second quatrain) is NOT by Nostradamus,” read a statement on www.nostradamus-repository.org, a website for Nostradamus study.

Hoax or not, various versions of the verse are being forwarded by the thousands every day.
Without judging on Nostradamus’ life, one can say that he was involved in the occult, thus his ‘prophecies’ may be incorrect as a result.

On the other hand one can see that the warning given by Mystic Maria Esperanza (click here to read it) back in January 2001 was quite accurate. Also as seen in the same link, the visionary Josyp Terelya had a vision of tanks along the Amur River dividing Russa and China. Both Maria and Josyp are catholics who are reporting messages which they receive from God and Our Lady.