As reported below, Catholic churches in Chicago have started ringing their bells five times each day, calling for people to pray every three hours.
Catholic church bells will be ringing throughout Chicago every three hours as a call for all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, is asking Catholic parishes to ring their church bells five times a day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. This started Saturday.
Each of the five prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly affected by the pandemic.
The groups are listed below:
9 a.m. – Prayer for those infected with the virus and all those who are ill
12 p.m. – Prayer for healthcare workers and those attending to the sick
3 p.m. – Prayer for first responders and essential workers
6 p.m. – Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders
9 p.m. – Prayer for those who have died today (Source: CBS News)
Calling for prayer five times each day is a core requirement for every Muslim, which raises the question, is this just a coincidence? I don’t think so because they’ve already clearly stated their agenda in the Second Vatican Council, which concluded in December 1965 and launched a major ecumenical campaign to join all religions together. By calling for prayer five times each day, I believe they’re laying the groundwork for joining 1.9 billion Muslims with 1.3 billion Catholics, which is 3.2 billion people, nearly half the world’s population, into one global religion headed by the Pope.
Author: James Bailey
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