Showing posts from November 5, 2011

"Escaping to the Mountains in the nick of time"...

"Escaping to the Mountains in the nick of time"... quote in Jeffrey R Hollands latest talk on Remembering Lot's Wife -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just a couple of thoughts.. I feel that we are in a type of preparatory school learning how to become a Zion People, Many examples of faith are very enlightening to me. As I read this talk today and felt that there are some that may benefit who read my blog,  Here is an excerpt. Please read the talk in his entirety. The link can be found at the end of this post. Taken from Jeffrey R Holland's talk, titled "Remembering Lot's Wife" given to the BYU students a couple of weeks ago: "The original story, of course, comes to us out of the days of Sodom and Gomorrah when the Lord, having had as much as He could stand of the worst that men and women could do, told Lot and his family to flee because those cities were about to be destroyed. "Escape for the life,&…

And Great Shall Be the Fall Thereof-Ireland closes Vatican Embassy

And Great Shall Be the Fall Thereof-Ireland closes Vatican Embassy This is shocking news that took me and I suppose the Vatican by surprise.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Catholic Ireland's stunning decision to close its embassy to the Vatican is a huge blow to the Holy See's prestige and may be followed by other countries which feel the missions are too expensive, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

The closure brought relations between Ireland and the Vatican, once ironclad allies, to an all-time low following the row earlier this year over the Irish Church's handling of sex abuse cases and accusations that the Vatican had encouraged secrecy.
Ireland will now be the only major country of ancient Catholic tradition without an embassy to the Vatican.

"This is really bad for the Vatican because Ireland is the first big Catholic country to do this and because of what Catholicism means in Irish history," said a Vatican dipl…