Sunday Night – True Stories, Australia

 

Videos

  1. The Blood of Christ | Proving the existence of God | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • it was the question that led Mike Willesee to his greatest and final investigation – does God exist? Travelling the world, he studied crying statues, supernatural events and skulduggery in the Church. Whether you’re a #believer or a sceptic, you’ll be stunned by what he uncovered
      • Date Aired :- 2019-April-22nd
    • Participants
      • Pope Francis
      • Dr. Franchesa Fontana
        • Dipera Process
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-April-22nd
        Link
    • Topics
      • Sacrament
      • Miracle
        • Argentina
          • Buenos Aires / Santa Maria
            • Bleeding Hosts
        • Bolivia
          • Cochabamba
            • Weeping Statue of Cochabamba
        • Mexico
          • Miracle of Mexico
        • Columbia
          • Camp Alegre
            • The Mysterious Bloody Host of Camp Alegre
              • Father Ortiz
  2. A Daughter’s Journey | Family reunion for woman abandoned at birth | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • As a baby, Abii was found abandoned outside a hospital, and adopted by Australian parents. She always wanted to find out where she came from – but the answer was even wilder than she imagined. Matt Doran joins Abii on a trip back to Zimbabwe to uncover the truth on a heartwarming story of family, perseverance and corruption.
      • Abii was adopted by Australian parents when she was a baby. She always wanted to know where she came from – but the answer was wilder than she imagined.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-May-12th
    • Participants
      • Abigail Prangs ( Abii )
        • Edna ( Mother ? )
      • Kathy and Mike Prangs
      • Caminero
        • Edna and Stanford
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-March-3rd
        Link
    • Dates
      • 1983, August ( DOB )
    •  Location
      • Australia
        • Queensland
      • Zimbabwe
  3. Holiday to Hell | Survivors of the Nice attack reveal their terrifying experience | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Every year, thousands of adventurous young Australians head overseas. For many, it’s their first trip away from home – a rite of passage. But there’s a new menace facing our young travellers – random acts of senseless terror. Adelaide Stratton and her three friends were having the time of their lives when terror struck. Adelaide was left fighting for her life. But in those first crucial moments, as others around her were dying, a stranger would become her saviour. This story originally aired on the 28th August 2016.
      • Date Aired :- 2016-August-28th
    • Participants
      • Adelaide Stratton
        • Shontel ( Mum )
          • Multiple Scelosis
        • Fred ( Father )
        • Matt ( Boyfriend )
        • Jemima
      • Marcus
      • Patrick
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-March-28th
        Link
    • Location
      • Australia
      •  France
        • Nice
  4. Stranded | Claire Nelson injured in desert survives against incredible odds | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • An extraordinary story of survival – a woman who beat impossible odds in the most inhospitable of places. Claire Nelson’s ordeal began after she set out on what was supposed to be a half-day hike in remote desert country. But a wrong turn, then a wrong step, and Claire plunged into a stony canyon. Terribly injured, all she had was a little water, a camera, and a fierce will to survive. Editor’s note: Claire recorded her ordeal on a digital camera, not her mobile phone.
      • Date Aired :- 2016-August-28th
    • Participants
      • Claire Nelson
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2018-Oct-18th
        Link
    • Location
      • USA
        • California
          • Joshua Tree National Park
  5. Return to Jonestown | Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Jim Jones – a charismatic preacher responsible for what is now known as the Jonestown Massacre. It’s forty years since over 900 men, women and children died after the cult leader ordered them to consume a deadly cyanide-laced drink. Melissa Doyle takes a journey into the remote jungles of south America, following the footsteps of the most dangerous cult leader of all time – and returns to Jonestown with two survivors who share a surprising story of courage and resilience.
      • Date Aired :- 2018-October-28th
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-April-22nd
        Link
    • Participants
      • Jim Jones
        • Jim Jones Junior
          • Adopted African American Son
      • Tim Carter
      • Tom Bogue
      • Lesley
        • Jakari ( Son )
      • Christine Miller
      • Congressman
        • Congressman Ryan
    • Terms
      • White Night
        • Pretend to drink poison
      • 918 people are dead
    •  Dates
      • 1978
  6. Crocodile Tears | When murderers lie to the cameras | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Is it a plea from the heart, or a barefaced lie? Neil and Margaret Archer knew the nation was watching when they played up to the cameras, begging young mother Jody Meyers to come home – but in reality, they were shedding crocodile tears to cover up a murder. Alex Cullen investigates the tell-tale signs that help to catch a killer. This story originally aired on the 3rd March 2019.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-March-3rd
    • Participants
      • Jodie Myers
        • Elijah ( Brother )
        • Judy ( Mother )
        • Michael
        • Tania
      • Neil Archer
        • Margaret ( Mother )
        • Aaron Archer ( Brother )
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-March-3rd
        Link
  7. Finding Baby Savanna | Woman discovers she was abducted by mother after 20 years | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • What if just about everything you knew about your life and family was based on a series of lies? Everything from the location of your birth, your relationship to your loved ones, and even your own identity. That’s the confronting reality of Queenslander Samantha Geldenhuys. She had to come to terms with the shocking revelation that she was the subject of one of America’s longest abduction cases, as she tried to put together the pieces of the life she was living and the one she never knew she had. This story originally aired on the 29th March 2015.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-March-29th
    • Participants
      • Daughter
        • Savanna
          • Samantha Geldenhuys ( Adopted Name )
      • Mother
        • Dorothy Lee Barnett
        • Patti Roth
      • Father
        • Harris Todd
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-March-3rd
        Link
  8. Royal Baby | Harry and Meghan eagerly prepare for the arrival of their first child | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Royal watchers are on high alert, patiently waiting for the most anticipated birth of the year. Will Meghan and Harry have a boy or a girl – or maybe even twins? Melissa Doyle looks at how age-old royal traditions will merge with modern parenting by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This story originally aired on the 7th April 2019.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-April-7th
    • Participants
      • Meghan and Harry
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-April-8th
        Link
  9. Killer Shot | Risking life for likes to impress social media friends and followers | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • In a world hooked on social media, people are taking more and more risks to impress their online followers. More people have died in the past five years from selfies than shark attacks. Angela Cox discovers the lengths people are going to to get that “killer” shot.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-May-5th
    • Participants
      • Angela Nikolau
      • Ivan Beerkus
      • Joanne Orlando
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-May-5th
        Link
  10. Highway to Hell | Woman forced to drive 16,000km through Aussie outback at gunpoint | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Elisha Greer was just 21 years old when she strapped on a backpack and headed to Australia in search of sun and adventure. What should have been the trip of a lifetime turned to terror when she was lured in by mad Marcus Martin and forced on a terrifying road trip through the Australian outback. Melissa Doyle speaks exclusively to Elisha about her story of survival. This story originally aired on the 5th May 2019.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-May-5th
    • Participants
      • Elisha Greer
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-May-5th
        Link
  11. The Price of Fame | The glamorous life and mysterious death of Annalise Braakensiek | Sunday Night
    • Profile
      • Annalise Braakensiek was a model and an actress, adored by her two million online fans. But the happy, confident face she presented to the world was just a facade, and few realised just how much she was struggling. So why did Annalise die alone in her Sydney apartment? Angela Cox investigates her mysterious death.
      • Date Aired :- 2019-March-3rd
    • Participants
      • Annalise Braakensiek
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sunday Night
        Published on 2019-March-3rd
        Link

Pray for the Church in October: October 2018

Prelude

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

 

Words

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Our Sunday Visitor

Understanding the “dark night of the soul”

Link

Understanding the ‘dark night of the soul’ The feeling of spiritual emptiness, or being abandoned by God, is natural in the process of growing closer to Christ Emily Stimpson Chapman OSV Newsweekly

When the world looked at the face of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, it saw pure, simple joy. Then, in 2007, 10 years after Blessed Teresa’s death, a collection of her private letters was published. Suddenly, the joy that the tiny sister from Albania once radiated seemed anything but simple.

As the letters revealed, for the entirety of her public ministry, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity endured unceasing feelings of desolation and abandonment by God.

“I am told God lives in me,” she wrote in 1957, “and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.”

For some, the letters became a source of scandal. But for those familiar with the stages of spiritual growth, they served as a profound testimony to Blessed Teresa’s sanctity. In those decades of desolation, she lived what St. John of the Cross termed, the “dark night of the soul,” which was the title of a poem he wrote.

The timing and duration of Mother Teresa’s dark night was unusual — and markedly so. But the fact that she encountered a dark night wasn’t. Every Christian, on their way to God, must pass through his or her own dark night. So, what is (and isn’t) the dark night of the soul?

It is necessary

Every fallen human being has disordered desires and attachments. We love what we shouldn’t love, or we love what we should but in the wrong way. We seek our own comfort, our own pleasure, our own will. We value what we want more than we value what God wants. We do wrong, even if only in our hearts.

But we can’t do wrong and stand before God. We can’t even want to do wrong and stand before God. A prerequisite for seeing God face to face is that every attachment to sin, both in our lives and in our hearts, must be broken. If we want to become saints, we have to desire only God’s will. And we have to desire God’s will not out of fear of hell, but rather out of love for heaven, out of love for God. Some of that breaking we do, as we learn to avoid vice and pursue virtue. But some of that breaking only God can do. The dark night of the soul is, in part, how he does that. By seemingly withdrawing all spiritual consolations — all the little comforts and supports that typically come from pursuing a relationship with him — and allowing an almost crushing sense of abandonment to descend upon us, he purifies our desires and prepares us for heaven.

It is unique

The dark night of the soul looks different in different lives. Laypersons don’t necessarily experience the dark night the way religious do. Nor do active religious necessarily experience the dark night the way contemplatives do. Some people experience it primarily through external circumstances. They find themselves persecuted or afflicted. In the midst of those afflictions, all calls for help go unanswered. To the person passing through this type of dark night, it feels like God has left them to deal with their cross on their own.

Others experience the dark night through temptations: Temptations to pride, vanity, anger, sexual sin, and even unbelief assail them. Then, there are those who experience the dark night of the soul mainly through inner desolation: The gates of heaven seem barred against them, and no matter how much they pray, no consolation seemingly comes. Lastly, there are those who experience the dark night as a combination of all three: trials, temptations and abandonment.

Likewise, for some, the dark night comes but once. For others, it comes many times. Usually, it lasts for only a short while. Occasionally, it lasts much longer. But when it finally ends, it ends for good. A definitive work has been accomplished in the soul.

It is unpredictable

The dark night of the soul doesn’t come at the beginning of one’s journey to God. Traditionally, spiritual directors identify three primary stages (or ways) of growth in holiness. The first is the purgative way, where we break habits of vice, acquire habits of virtue and learn to live a Catholic life. The second is the illuminative way, where we grow in virtue, charity and the life of prayer. And the third is the unitive way, where our wills and hearts move in perfect harmony with God’s.

Near the end of the purgative stage, we experience a type of dark night — a time of trial and affliction where it feels as if God no longer loves us. This dark night, however, is not the dark night of the soul. Rather, it’s the dark night of the senses.

In the dark night of the senses, God purifies us of our attachments to the things of the world — physical comfort, physical pleasure, material success, popular acclaim — as well as of our consolations in prayer. Sorrows afflict us, and things that used to comfort us — food, sex, shopping, compliments, even the liturgy — no longer do. Through this dark night, God prepares us for the illuminative way and a deeper, more contemplative life of prayer.

The dark night of the soul occurs at the end of the illuminative way, as we prepare to enter the unitive way. During this dark night, God roots out our deepest attachments to sin and self, and the desolation that accompanies that rooting out is overwhelming and crushing. More than just a lack of consolation, this dark night plunges a soul into an abyss of darkness and nothingness, essentially revealing to us what we are without God and preparing us to not only carry our crosses, but to love our crosses and carry them joyfully in union with Christ.

It isn’t depression

From the outside, depression and the dark night of the soul bear a striking resemblance to one another. And they’re not entirely separate things. As St. John of the Cross noted long ago, depression (or as they called it in the 17th century, melancholia) can go hand in hand with a dark night, whether by exacerbating it or resulting from it.

But while clinical depression is triggered by an objectively sad event (losing a loved one, fatal illness, etc.) or by a biochemical problem, the dark night of the soul is purely an act of God; it is God working in our souls to draw us closer to him.

Likewise, while depression weighs down both body and soul, eventually rendering those who suffer from it unable to go about the normal business of their life, throughout the dark night, the spirit stays strong, and those suffering through it can perform great works of charity and service. They remain active and don’t experience the same temptations to total self-loathing or suicide that those struggling with depression suffer, nor do they lose their faith in the midst of the dark night. Belief remains.

It isn’t evil

The dark night of the soul is not an evil to be endured; it’s a good for which we should be grateful. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way. The thought of plunging into a spiritual abyss and losing all the sweetness in our relationship with God strikes few as appealing. But neither does surgery. Having cancer removed from our bodies isn’t a fun process. Nevertheless, we submit to the surgeon’s knife readily and quickly, knowing that the sooner we have the surgery, the sooner we can live a healthy, full life.

What’s true on the natural level is true on the supernatural level. If we want to become the people God made us to be and live the lives he made us to live, we must let him excise sin and unhealthy attachments from our souls. There’s no getting around it. Before we can enter heaven, it has to happen. It can happen in this life or it can happen in the next — in purgatory. But here is better. For the sooner we let God root out unhealthy attachments, the sooner we can get on with the business of being saints.

And there’s no better business than that.

 

Videos

  1. The Pope
    • #PrayForTheChurch – Special prayer campaign for the Church – The Pope Video – October 2018
      • Profile :- October 2018. The Pope Video: The Devil is a seducer. This is why, without our knowing it, we let him enter into our lives. This also applies to the life of the Church. This is why the Pope is asking us this month of October to pray the Rosary of the Virgin Mary and the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to fight against the power of evil and to protect the Church. Will we all join in with this request? “The Devil presents himself with great power. He brings you gifts. But you don’t know what’s inside. I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October, ending with the antiphon “We fly to thy patronage” and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, to repel the attacks of the Devil who wants to divide the Church.”
      • Videos
    • Pope Francis asks for prayers to protect church from “attacks by the devil”
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          • Channel :- CBS Evening News
            Link
  2. Kanaan Ministries SA
    • Understanding Second Heaven
      • Profile
        • The following is an extract from the latest course ACTS (Advanced Counsellors Training School). For the complete course – there are 23 DVDs and 3 manuals, which can be purchased from our office, please contact our office: http://www.kanaanministries.org/contact/ or order from our eShop: http://kanaanministries-eshop.org/ Second Heaven: As with all kingdoms, there are levels of authority, governors of territories or regions, and so on. These beings operate within a region of the lower heavens. According to Scripture, there are three Heavens. God warns us in His Word that in the last days many will be deceived, that there will be many FALSE signs and wonders that will mislead many. In this session, Amanda discusses the false holy spirit that operates from the second heaven.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- KanaanMinistriesSA
          Published ON :- 2016-June-2nd
          Link
  3. John Paul Jackson
    • Dreams & Mysteries – The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare
      • Profile
        • Join author and speaker John Paul Jackson as he reveals some of the spiritual mysteries of the Bible… including how God speaks today through dreams!
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-2nd
          Link
    • 5 Reasons Not to Engage in Second Heaven Warfare
      • Profile
        • In this companion video to the episode “The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare”, John Paul Jackson discusses some more reasons why focusing on second heaven principalities and powers is not a good idea in prayer.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-21st
          Link
  4. Derek Prince
    • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince
      • Profile
        • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince (engleza) # Casting Down Strongholds # Lesson 02
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Carti, predici, poezii
          Published ON :- 2016-Dec-12th
          Link