on April 30th, 2011
From (Mrs.) IW @ US
[For privacy reasons we are using the two
key sections of the letter and the name has been changed. The sections
are within the full context of the entire letter and published with the
authorization of the writer.]
Regarding the Divine Encouragement of April 28th which concluded with:
Faith is the Key to all.... and it is yours for the asking.
And immediately the father of the boy crying out, with tears said: I do
believe, Lord: help my unbelief. [Mark 9]
How many times I have prayed and prayed this prayer for God to help me
with my unbelief! The last several years have been so dark for me.
You so often talk about the Book of Life and being one of the elect. I
had a horrible experience when I was a child.
Sometimes, I think of the experience and become so terrified I
can hardly handle life, much less any of the problems the Good Lord
gives me. I don't expect you to answer me as I know you have enough to
do. However, maybe you could say a prayer for me to resolve this.
When I was in 8th grade, in a Catholic School, our dear nun was going
up and down the aisles telling each of us how we were doing
spiritually. Some of the children were good, some were bad but
when she came to me, she said and I quote "...and then there is Jane. She is
neither hot nor cold and you know what Christ said about
that............. that He would vomit her out of His mouth."
I was so horrified I could not speak of it nor did I ever forget
it!. So through the years and even today, which is many, many
years later, any time there is a dark time in my life, and sometimes
there are many, I think of what she said and I am sure I am not one of
the elect no matter how hard I try. At times, I am so terrified to
think I might really be lukewarm (and sometimes, I feel that way), I
just want to hide.
My Dad would always tell me "trying doesn't mean a thing.......results
are what count." This is true, but can you not try and try again? I
mess up at times, and I agonize when I do, so how will I ever be able
to please my God enough to gain salvation?
You are always in my prayers always, always.
A. Your baring your soul in this manner and seeking help
already indicates a great level of faith, since by asking for our
prayers you believe (have the faith in God, Who is the One Who will
respond to our prayers) that your situation can be resolved.
Well, dearest Jane, all we have for you is "Good News and More Good News!"
Who do you think are satan's prime targets? Those who are part of the
Elect! Why? Because, although he cannot change the course of Eternal
events, he can certainly make the life on earth miserable for
those who will spend an Eternity of bliss. Therefore, without a shred
of a doubt, of all your classmates, although not necessarily the only
member of the Elect (1), you must have been the most (spiritually)
That is why satan utilized the most devastating method with you - a nun
telling you that "...He would vomit you out of His mouth."
The second issue - your Dad's very human philosophy.
Whatever is "human" is not
from above. But do not take miguel's word for it.
As we explained in the document "Do
not despair; Do not ever give up!
, the moment we sincerely
acknowledge our shortcomings and sincerely desire, and try, to do what
the Father will be at our side and will walk His humble and contrite
child Home - without fail
Of course, God has also revealed to miguel the confirming fact that we
are judged by how hard we have tried to sanctify ourselves and not by
our degree of holiness.... and this can also be found in the New
Testament in a veiled form:
many that are first, shall be last: and the last shall be first. [Matt. 19:30]
Those who are "last" in holiness but keep sincerely trying to
, will end up ahead of those to who
"sanctity" was "a natural".
Now, Jane, go in Peace and rejoice in the Lord!
(2) Do not despair;
ever give up
Have you noticed that....
the Obama Birth Certificate "crisis"
continues to make the proverbial ink flow? (1)
As we have said - the people of God should not be wasting time
on whether President Obama birth certificate is real or not. It is
completely immaterial considering
the times that we are living through
- The End of These Times with the chastisement just around the corner.
We could write extensively showing how pointless pursuing this issue
is, but we will just summarize it by saying:
It is as pointless as trying
to prove that the assassination of President Kennedy was "an inside
job", or that the Pentagon was not hit by an airplane on 9-11-01 – and
then hoping to take the culprits to court.
It is as pointless as was the effort to remove President Clinton from
the White House utilizing a bait he was sure to fall for - Monica
not "talking politics" nor defending the validity or falsehood of the
certificate. We are only calling the attention of the people
of God to the fact that satan is using this as just another
distraction. This is another version of:
And the serpent cast out of his mouth
after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to
be carried away by the river. [Rev. 12:15]
on April 29th, 2011
Have you heard that....
a Catholic church turned away an
8-year-old boy of Floresville, Texas, from his First Communion because
he had cerebral palsy? (1)
When the Rev. Phil Henning of Sacred Heart Catholic Church denied Kevin
his first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, Henning
said the boy had "the mental capacity of a 6-month old" and didn't have
"sufficient knowledge of Christ" to participate in the religious rite,
even though Catholic doctrine doesn't specify what level of knowledge
The boy's grandmother, Irma Castro, said Kevin had prepared for months
for the "religious milestone" only to be offered a ritual for those who
Deacon Pat Rodgers, from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, told
ABCNews.com that the decision whether to give the sacrament lies with
the local priest, but emphasized, "It's never our desire, hope or wish
to withhold a sacrament from someone who wants or needs it."
Foundation comments: Never mind what Jesus said:
Suffer the little children, and forbid
them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. [Matthew 19:14]
Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not
receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it. [Luke 18:17]
He also said:
Give not that which is holy to dogs;
neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample
them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you. [Matthew 7:6]
It is obvious that the pearls dispensed in the formation of certain
priests (and hierarchs
have certainly been wasted.
In case the reader needs another reminder of this, read on.....
From (Mr.) IW (1) @ US
In reference to the FYI&R
post of April 25th (2)
When my late mother was dying of cancer, I brought her to a local
Catholic hospital. A consultation with the doctors confirmed that she
did not have that much time left, so I asked them to call the hospital
Chaplain to administer the Last Rites.
The priest who showed up was well known to me (3)
, as I had previously
dealt with him in professional circumstances. I also knew he was gay
(from observation & the confidential testimony of his
parishioners), and that he had employed a known clerical abuser in his
obtaining the Last Rites for my mom was imperative, so there was no
time for 'priest shopping'.
Ignoring my disgust for this priest, I dealt with him in the most
charitable manner possible, explaining what was needed. He began to
administer the Last Rites to mom while...
..he simultaneously began to attempt to fondle me, repeatedly - despite
attempts to move away or push his hand. There was no mistaking what he
There was nothing I could do about the situation at that time. While I
was not 'traumatized' by this, I was horrified. As a mature adult who
is cognizant of 'problem priests' the 'horror' was that he was trying
to abuse someone while administering a Sacrament. (5)
Had I made a ruckus or filed a formal complaint, I know full well that
I would have been ignored, humiliated and vilified. Imagine if I had
been some 12 year old child?
If they would likely do that to an adult, they would do far worse to a
And that is precisely what the Sex Abuse Crisis is about: Abuse upon
abuse upon abuse. Because....
A Catholic Clergy Abuse Survivor – who
is: someone who sinned (in the view of the Prelates) by disclosing the
...would likely be made to have a session with:
A Catholic Psychiatrist – who is
someone who can only find a clergy abuse survivor to be deceitful and
Epilogue: The one thing which struck my mind immediately when I noticed
his hand, was that he had no fingernails. That image has remained clear
in my memory. Yet he had no observable pain or disability in normal
I am not aware of any disease which would cause your nails to fall out
(and still be alive & well 10 years hence!). My intuition then, and
now, is that this may somehow be occult related. Somewhere I remember
reading of something like this, perhaps in connection with occult
pedophilia. But where?
A. Obviously not
all of the Gadarene herd drowned. [Mark 5: 1-16]
Thank you for sharing such a painful, but illustrative, memory.
(1) Mr. Initials Withheld is well known to us and,
knowing his family, professional, and faith related backgrounds we have
no reason to doubt the horrific veracity of what he has shared with us.
Posts for Second Half of April 2011
(3) I should also note
that this priest would seem 'perfectly
most laity, as his public persona is very 'respectable' The inspiration
for writing this came also from the accidental discovery of pictures
showing him 'ad dextero' Archbishop Dolan, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, etc.
One wonders how he came to know Bro. Damien Galligan, FMS, the Marist
Brother/abuser he employed for 12 years.
(5) Those aware of the abuse
crisis know that in Ireland (and elsewhere) some priests have
abused victims in similar circumstances, during or in conjunction with
administration of the sacraments
on April 28th, 2011
From (Mr.) RB @ US
site with information on radiation fallout in the USA is Precipitation RadNet Laboratory Analysis
For this month and last this
is what they report.
Thank you for a most
major Internet security breach... This
time mighty Sony - and their Play Station clients - were the target. (1)
week, Sony’s online network for the PlayStation suffered a catastrophic
failure through a hacking attack. .... roughly 77 million gamers
worldwide.... who have accounts for the service have been unable
to play games...
Then, on Tuesday, after several days of
near silence, Sony said that as a result of the attack, an “unauthorized person” had
obtained personal information about account holders, including their
names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and PlayStation user names and passwords.
Sony warned that other
confidential information, including credit card numbers, could
have been compromised, warning customers through a statement to “remain
vigilant” by monitoring identity theft (2) or other financial loss.
Foundation comments: It is just a matter of time until PayPal,
which without doubt has the world’s greatest financial data base on
individual consumers, is hit.
It is not a matter of becoming a
paranoiac; it is a matter of being
aware of the serious risks the convenience of Internet carries with
it. Do you realize that every single search that you have made
with, say, Google is stored and indexed to the unique number of your
computer as well as to your internet provider account? Of course, if
the search engine is used as we do - Who cares? But, with enough data,
even the most innocuous search topics can be used to build up a case
against the searcher if "the masters" need to get him/her out of
Oh, yes.... with enough stored free
telephone conversations, courtesy
of, say, Skype, words spoken
by you can be reassembled in a form to
literally put sentences and paragraphs in your mouth; sentences and
paragraphs which you never uttered.
This is why we keep reminding one and all
that: "Only in God we fully trust....
just about it!"
(Ms.) MR @ US
(The following letter appeared on
"Catholic San Francisco" (a
publication of the San Francisco Archdiocese) on February 4, 2011)
Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted ("Bishop
strips hospital of church
affiliation", Jan 14), I have two questions I hope you will answer.
What would you have done if you had to
make the decision to save the
life of a mother of four or watch both mother and fetus die?
What would Jesus have done?
I am a practicing Catholic.
There was no answer to the letter in the SF Archdiocese
newspaper, therefore, we will answer that very universal and difficult
would Jesus have done?"
Defer to the Will of the Father just as He teaches us throughout the Holy
Scriptures. God is the Master of Life and Death, and it is His decision
whether the mother lived or left four children orphans.
Can anyone claim to love that mother, the
unborn child and the four
other children more than God does? Anyone who may claim that is a liar
or simply does not know God well enough.
An easy decision it is not.
A painful decision indeed it is, but so it
was when Jesus said: My Father, if
it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I
will, but as thou wilt. [Matt.
When man takes on the role of God -
deciding who is to live and who is
to die - man breaks with God just as those typified by Adam and Eve did.
It is not a matter of being a "practicing
Catholic" - it is a matter of
striving to live Christianity - from the first chapter of the Book of
Genesis to the last chapter of the Book of Revelations.
Now, hold your torches! This does
not mean that we necessarily agree with all else Bishop Thomas Olmsted may have done regarding
this or any other case - past or future. Even if Olmsted
is a torch bearer for Opus Dei and/or vacationed together with Marcial
Maciel, what we have stated above stands.
on April 27th, 2011
About Sin... much talked about but
purpose of this brief document (1)
is to explain, to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, what
constitutes Sin, how to avoid
it, and how to conquer our predisposition
This is an illumination that Jesus Christ
brought to humanity about 2000 years ago, but that was turned from a
liberating message to
a tool of enslavement through guilt.
on April 26th, 2011
From (Mrs.) ML @ US
Regarding your post of April 25th and the "Rapture Site" (1)....
That - the minivan with all the warnings on
it- is what I saw driving around Washington DC when I went there
Posts for Second Half of April 2011
From (Mr.) WS @ US
It's interesting that the Washington Post, in their article - Making the extraction of natural gas from
shale cleaner (1) - failed to mention the extreme dangers of
pumping a "cocktail of water and chemicals below the surface at high
pressure" to bring "unconventional" natural gas to the surface.
Nowhere was the word "fracking" used. (2)
A. The more humanity
(and the press) talks about purity of action and justice, the more
prostituted it gets. The Washington
Post and the New York Times
willing to publish Wiki-documents which truly endanger US national
security, but God forbid that they should publish anything that may
harm their pocketbooks.
We would like to see the Washington
Post or the New York Times
documents similar to those of Wikileaks from headquarters in (for
example) Syria or Libya - but the subject would not be US
behind-the-scenes skullduggery, but Syrian or Libyan behind-the-scenes
skullduggery. Their property - and their editors - would last less time
than a snowball tossed into a bonfire.
This does not mean
that we approve or disapprove of the US behind-the-scenes international
skullduggery. It means, however, that when the media sells itself to
the highest bidder, regardless
of the very serious consequences it may have for the host nation, we
are dealing with prostitution - no different from what they are
denouncing from their well soiled Ivory Towers.
In plain vanilla English: We
consider any member of the US media who publishes the like of what
Wikileaks has provided them with, a traitor. It is one thing to
have an investigative reporter "sniffing around", connecting gathered
dots and publishing them as a yet-to-be-proved "Theory" - and another
thing to publish black-and-white official documents, which endangers
the lives of more people than we wish to count.
This is not a new "holier-than-thou" attitude. When the man whom God
anointed miguel de Portugal was in school and heard any foreign student
(destructively) criticize the US while singing the praises of their
country, without fail he invited them - friends and acquaintances alike - to pack their bags and get back to their
native "paradise"; we must admit, the language was a bit rougher; as
rough as it can get in an all male military school.
(2) Fracking is a process that
results in the creation of fractures in rocks. The fracturing is done
from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations to increase the
rate and ultimate recovery of oil and natural gas.
Hydraulic fractures may be natural or man-made and are extended by
internal fluid pressure which opens the fracture and causes it to
extend through the rock. Natural hydraulic fractures include volcanic
dikes, sills and fracturing by ice as in frost weathering. Man-made
fluid-driven fractures are formed at depth in a borehole and extend
into targeted formations. The fracture width is typically maintained
after the injection by introducing a proppant into the injected fluid.
Proppant is a material, such as grains of sand, ceramic, or other
particulates, that prevent the fractures from closing when the
injection is stopped.
Did you know that....
average American's view of State and Religion
is considerably off the mark? (1)
A Major Myth: America is
more secular than it used to be.
Reality: The American
Revolution was actually a low point in American religious adherence.
Sociologists have shown that no more than 20 percent of the population
in 1776 belonged to a church. Then, under the influence of evangelical
expansion during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century,
church membership grew rapidly until, by 1850, more than one-third of
Americans belonged to a church. In 1890, after another round of
Protestant evangelization and Catholic immigration from Ireland, Italy
and elsewhere, the proportion rose to 45 percent. And in 1906, church
members became a majority - 51 percent of the population.
The trend continues. In 2000, 62 percent of the populace belonged to
religious institutions, if not specifically Christian churches.
Evangelical Christians still lead this expansion, and their influence
has become more pronounced, not less, over the past two centuries. The
presidency of George W. Bush — the most evangelical commander in chief
- testifies that Americans are becoming more religious, not less.
A Major Myth: The
depth of the founders' faith.
Christians who consider the founders saintly won't have much luck
backing that up. Thomas Jefferson wrote a version of the New Testament
that removed references to Jesus' divinity. Ben Franklin was a deist.
And George Washington may not have taken Communion.
It is always good to check the facts upon
which one makes important decisions and/or draws important conclusions.
After all, do not forget that the Vatican "sold" to all who would buy
it that Constantine had donated (2)
the Roman Empire to the
Pope, and it continues to "sell" to whoever wishes to buy it that there
no salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church (3)
. Notice: We stated "Roman Catholic Church
", we did not
say Jesus Christ; He is, indeed, the ONLY WAY to Eternal Life.
(2) The falsified
.... some happy states have high
suicide rates? (1)
An intriguing new study suggests that may be the case. Researchers who
study how people's sense of well-being varies from place to place
decided to compare their findings with suicide rates.
The surprising result: The happiest places sometimes also have the
highest suicide rates. "Discontented people in a happy place may feel
particularly harshly treated by life," suggested Andrew Oswald of the
University of Warwick in England.
Or, put another way by co-author Stephen Wu of Hamilton College in
Clinton, N.Y., those surrounded by unhappy people may not feel so bad
Their study ranked Utah as the No. 1 state for residents' sense of
well-being, but it also scored a high No. 9 in suicide rate. By
contrast New York State ranked a low 45th in well-being, but an even
lower 50th in suicides.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of
California, Riverside, who wasn't involved in the research, agreed that
living around people who are, on average, pretty satisfied with their
lives, when you are not, can make you feel more miserable.
In an interview by email, she said the findings remind her of an effect
researchers have discussed in cases where a city with a reputation for
being a good place to live also has a high suicide rate.
The idea is, "If you're unhappy there, you conclude, 'something must be
really wrong with me,' or 'nothing will make me happy,' so you're more
likely to get depressed and take your life," said Lyubomirsky, who
researches happiness and well-being.
Foundation comments: It would have been interesting to determine
if those who committed suicide were perceived by their peers as happy
and satisfied. Such data would evaluate the "denial" (2) factor. That
is, one can "deny" up to a point, after a point, the farce becomes
unbearable. Actually, several cases - with names and life histories -
come to mind. Were this a contributing factor, it would be logical that
there are more people in denial in "happy states" than in an average or
gloomy one. This is just a thought; we do not intend to start a
For a reasonable.....
on April 25th, 2011
update on the real Fukushima radioactive contamination picture, NaturalNews
has prepared a
comprehensive and referenced article
[Remember - we are not
products, however, when we view something that is really worthwhile
sharing, we do so.]
Did you know that....
is covering every possible angle to catch as many people off guard as
A "Rapture Site" is seeking donations (1)
and giving firm dates
for the Rapture and for the End of the World.
"But whoso hath this world's good, and
seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion
from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?" 1 John 3:17 (KJV)
Did you know that the ministries featured on this web site are
Did you know that you can earmark your donation for particular
uses? Help to proclaim the Gospel and the warning of Judgment Day May
21, 2011 by sending a donation.
Choose to donate to the general fund or earmark funds for mission trips
or free Bible distribution. Ebible Fellowship also accepts donations
earmarked for international billboards.
Please visit our photo gallery to see pictures of the May 21, 2011
Rapture and October 21, 2011 End of the World billboards! (2)
The M+G+R Foundation comments: If you visit the Photo Gallery (2) you will see the extent
and reach of the message of this organization. The issue of the money
that they are bilking from the unsuspecting (but not moved by the
Spirit) faithful is really minor compared to what this will do -
global scale - to the true calls of preparation for the End of These
Once the first date - May 21, 2011 - passes, the press and the internet
will see to it that the world hears about the scam and, as with the
"Crying Wolf" story, fewer people will be prone to hear our warnings (3) and act upon them.
Our consolation is that, even though this scheme is from satan, he must
serve God – and those who, as the result of that scam, turn a deaf ear
to the true warnings are precisely those because of whom Jesus spoke in
 Therefore do I speak to them in
parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not,
neither do they understand.  And the prophecy of Isaias is
fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not
understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.  For
the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have
been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see
with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their
heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. [Matthew 13]
Have you heard that.....
a well published conservative theologian in an interview with the high
profiled German magazine Der Spiegel stated, with considerable
authority, that: 'A Large Proportion of Catholic Clerics and Trainee
Priests Are Homosexual'? (1)
David Berger, a homosexual theologian who has written a book about his
experiences as a senior theologian in the Catholic Church, speaks to
SPIEGEL about homophobia and the church's shift to the right. Quotes
from the interview follow.
Mr. Berger, you describe the Catholic Church as a homophobic
organization. Why did it take you, a homosexual theologian, so long to
resign from your offices in the church?
Berger: Because such an exit
isn't a question of days. Even as a child I wanted to be a priest, but
by the time I had finished high school it was clear to me that I would
not be able to live a life of celibacy.
SPIEGEL: And you became a
Berger: Yes, because the
church never lost its attraction for me. The Tridentine Mass was like a
gateway drug for me. When I was 17, I was with the Pius Brothers in
Lower Bavaria. What I saw there was a fascinatingly aesthetic baroque
dream of leaf gold and Brussels Bobbin lace. I couldn't get away from
it. It only became clear to me later what I had got involved in, and
the dream turned more and more into a nightmare.
Berger: Because my own life,
my life with a partner, increasingly contradicted what was said and
demanded in my church environment. Through my enthusiasm for the
traditional mass and for conservative theology, I became increasingly
involved with conservative Catholic networks of young aristocrats,
industrialists and reputable academics. They utterly condemned
SPIEGEL: How did that manifest
Berger: I kept having to
listen to inhuman views. For example, Hitler was praised for having
interned and murdered homosexuals in concentration camps. The point
came when I couldn't remain silent any longer ...
SPIEGEL: ... after you and
your career had profited for a long time from contact with these
Berger: Ever since Pope
Benedict XVI, at the latest, you have to be anti-modern to have a
career in the Catholic Church. I criticized the relatively progressive
theology and left-wing church policy of Karl Rahner.
That is how people noticed me. Because I was an expert on the medieval
thinker Thomas Aquinas, I
was invited by almost all right-wing conservative groups to give
lectures. I was in
touch with the Sedevacantists, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter,
the Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, Una
Voce, Opus Dei and the Servants of Jesus and Mary.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Although what he said is,
generally speaking, not news to us, we checked his credentials since we
have never heard of him. He proved to be all he claimed/implied to
be. (2) (3)
Amazon book listing
serious Book Review
about Mr. Berger
article about Mr. Berger" has been taken off line.
A Listing of his books published in German
* Der heilige Schein
* Thomas von Aquin begegnen
* Thomas von Aquin und die Liturgie.
* Thomismus: Große Leitmotive der
thomistischen Synthese und ihre Aktualität für die Gegenwart
* Die Enzyklika " Humani generis" Papst PiusXII.
* Doctor Angelicus, Band 3 - 2003.
* In der Schule des hl. Thomas von Aquin
* Karl Rahner. Kritische Annäherungen.
* Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current
English. Deutsche Ausgabe. Mit CD-ROM (Vollversion)
* Theologisches - Katholische Monatsschrift
begründet von Wilhelm Schamoni - Jahrgang 31, 35 oder 36 [Used]
* Thomas von Aquin und die Liturgie. - 2.,
verbesserte u. erw. Auflage. -
* Thomas von Aquins "Summa theologiae"
* Thomas von Aquins ßSumma theologiaeß
* Ökumene. Der steile Weg der Wahrheit.
Quaestiones non disputatae Bd. VII
on April 24th, 2011 [Easter Sunday]
Message of Hope and Consolation from miguel de Portugal
on April 23rd, 2011 [Holy Saturday]
Did you know that....
1997, while the faith of the average citizen was being eroded by the
"progress" of science, 40 % of American physicists, biologists and
mathematicians believe in God -
and not just some metaphysical abstraction, but a deity who takes an
active interest in our affairs and hears our prayers: the God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? (1)
This percentage, it turns out, is
exactly the same as it was in 1916, when an identical poll was taken.
Strikingly, as the nation’s intelligentsia has turned toward atheism,
many in the scientific community have stuck to theism. They apparently
haven’t changed their minds about whether God exists.
The quasi-scientific 19th-century
school of thought known as materialism, which held that matter is the
fundamental and final reality, excluded the possibility of an immortal
Newton’s 19th-century successors
demonstrated that a clockwork universe was actually self-sustaining; no
divine help was required to keep it operating smoothly. It was this new
spirit of scientific rationality that allowed Nietzsche to declare that
God was dead.
But if the scientific findings of
the 19th century eroded belief in God, those of the 20th century have
had just the opposite evidential force, although few intellectuals
outside science have yet to come to terms with this.
In the 20th century it has been
discovered — much to the surprise of scientists like Einstein — that
the universe hasn’t always been around. Rather, it suddenly exploded into being
some 15 billion years ago in a flash of light and energy. The abrupt
emergence of a world out of
nothingness with the big bang bears an uncanny resemblance to
the Genesis command: "Let there be light . . . ." Atheists now had some
explaining to do.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: As we ponder and patiently await
our Lord's Resurrection – a childish fantasy, according to the likes of
Nietzsche (of decades past) and Dawkins (still with us) – prepare for
the day, soon, when we will be able to rejoice in the Glory of God,
while those who refused to
listen and respond to the warnings given to the world for
decades, see their "rational" arguments vanish into (sulfurous?) smoke.
From (Mr.) WS @ US
Are we to live through the sequel of what caused
the famous Chicago fire? "Stars" Falling from Heaven.....
As the story goes, a cow upset a lantern in a barn owned by Mrs.
Catherine O'Leary on October 8, 1871, causing the Great Chicago
Fire. This fire totally destroyed old Chicago except for 6
buildings, one of which was St. Michael's Church. I mention this
because there is some opinion that the cow was not the instrument of
this conflagration, but that it might have been caused by fragments of
a comet by the name Biela (1).
Though this fire laid waste to most of Chicago and killed hundreds,
there were other holocausts that same day which killed more people.
The Great Chicago Fire destroyed 17,500 buildings and claimed 250
lives. But it was not just Chicago that was burning, nor was Chicago
the worst of the fires.
Separate fires were burning in Peshtigo Wisconsin, and in Green Bay,
Rosiere, Williamsonville and other Sturgeon Bay area towns. The death
toll for the entire area was actually between 1,650, and 1,750.
Peshtigo Wisconsin had the highest death toll, about 1150.
On that hot, dry and windy autumn, three other major fires occurred
along the shores of Lake Michigan at the same time as the Great Chicago
Fire. Some 250 miles (400 km) to the north, a forest fire driven by
strong winds consumed the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, along with a
dozen other villages, killing 1,200 to 2,500 people and charring
approximately 1.5 million acres (6,000 km²). Though the Peshtigo
Fire remains the deadliest in American history, the remoteness of the
region meant it was little noticed at the time. Across the lake to the
east, the town of Holland, Michigan, and other nearby areas burned to
Some 100 miles (160 km) to the north of Holland the lumbering community
of Manistee, Michigan, also went up in flames in what became known as
The Great Michigan Fire. Farther east, along the shore of Lake Huron,
the Port Huron Fire swept through Port Huron, Michigan and much of
Michigan's "Thumb". Also on October 9,1871 a fire swept through the
City of Urbana, Illinois, 140 miles (230 km) south of Chicago,
destroying portions of its downtown area.
Windsor, Ontario likewise burned on October 12. The city of Singapore,
Michigan provided a large portion of the lumber to rebuild Chicago. As
a result the town of Singapore was so heavily deforested that the area
turned into barren sand dunes and the town had to be abandoned.
A. Interesting indeed. We can be assured that if
officialdom had concrete proof that it were indeed Biela fragments
which caused such fires, they will never admit to it - after all,
humanity is powerless in the face of what used to be called Acts of
(really, allowed by) God.
A similar event on a much greater scale would be an effective way to
make humanity drop to its knees in prayer, and stay there. Let us pray
that God allows whatever is necessary to wake up all of His Elect, so
that – in the end – human suffering is minimized while God’s Justice is
administered and His Scriptures are fulfilled.
(1) About the comet
on April 22nd, 2011 [Good Friday]
From Our Lord Jesus Christ through St.
on April 21st, 2011 [Holy Thursday]
Jesus asked that the Feast of the
Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena
to the Divine Mercy which would
begin on Good Friday
. He gave St. Faustina an intention to
for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most
difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He
souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls
that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on
their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My
souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls
that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on
their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My
each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of
souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each
day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the
graces for these souls."
As we enter into the Easter Triduum....
....may we suggest some very
needed intentions to pray for?
......keeping much in mind the
immense generosity of God. He manifested Himself in human form,
subjected Himself to all the human miseries (except sin) throughout His
life in Time, and then submitted Himself to an agonizing Passion and
Death. All the while, He was fully aware that:
For many are called, but few are chosen. [Matthew 22:14]
How narrow is the gate, and strait is the
way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! [Matthew 7:14]
That is Divine Generosity; a generosity we should strive to emulate.
It is truly amazing
to see.... a drop of ca. 40%
in the visits to this page on April 19th considering the importance of
the material posted.
We presume it is a matter
of priorities or.... is it denial (1)?
In any case - a prayerful walk with Jesus through the Stations of the
reset one's priorities and shake off the deadly denial (1).
(1) The dangers of Denial
Have you heard that..... after one year of the BP disaster
in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 3,200 oil and gas wells
classified as active lie
abandoned beneath the Gulf of Mexico, with no
cement plugging to help prevent leaks that could threaten the same
waters fouled by last year's BP spill? (1)
These wells likely pose an
even greater environmental threat than the 27,000 wells in the Gulf
that have been plugged and classified officially as "permanently
abandoned" or "temporarily abandoned." Those sealed wells were first
tallied and reported as a major leaking threat in an investigative
report by the AP in July.
The unplugged wells haven't been used for at least five
years, and there are no plans to restore production on them, according
to the federal government. Operators have not been required to plug the
wells because their leases have not expired.
Foundation overall comment: As we keep exhorting one and all....
and then, Pray
for the world has no other viable choice left.
on April 20th, 2011
Have you heard
that.... early Christian
lead codices allegedly found in Jordan are now called fakes? (1)
Seventy metal books
allegedly discovered in a cave in Jordan have been hailed as the
earliest Christian documents. Dating them to mere decades after Jesus'
death, scholars have called the "lead codices" the most important
discovery in archaeological history, and leading media outlets have
added fuel to the fire surrounding the books in recent weeks.
"Never has there been a discovery of relics on this scale
from the early Christian movement, in its homeland and so early in its
history," reported the BBC.
Slowly, though, more and
more questions have arisen about the authenticity of the codices, whose
credit-card-size pages are cast in lead and bound together by lead
rings. Today, an Aramaic translator has completed his analysis of the
artifacts, and has found what he says is incontrovertible evidence that
they are fakes.
....the US Ambassador to Malta, Douglas Kmiec, has tendered his
resignation to US President Barack Obama in the wake of a report by the
US Office of Inspector General (OIG)? (1)
The report criticised the
amount of time Ambassador Kmiec has dedicated to promoting his
(Catholic) faith. The ambassador, who stressed he was tendering his
resignation .... as a matter of principle "without pressure from...
anyone", said it has been a privilege to serve in Malta.
However, Prof. Kmiec added he could no longer be sure –
with his dedication "impugned" by the OIG report – that he was in "a
position with my government to have the needs and perspectives (of
Malta) heard in the best possible light".
"Over the last days since the report came out, I have
prayed that there might be some way short of having the President
affirm my credentials personally to remove this doubt in my mind."
In a letter to Mr. Obama, seen by The Sunday Times, Prof.
Kmiec said: “The OIG... expressed dissatisfaction with the extent of
time... that I have devoted to promoting what I know you believe in
most strongly – namely personal faith and greater mutual respect... I
doubt very much whether one could ever spend too much time on this
all the while....
......a scientist claims that the Last Supper was a day earlier? (1)
Christians have long
celebrated Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new
research released Monday claims to show it took place on the Wednesday
before the crucifixion.
Professor Colin Humphreys, a scientist at the University of
Cambridge, believes it is all due to a calendar mix-up.
Humphreys uses a combination of biblical, historical and
astronomical research to try to pinpoint the precise nature and timing
of Jesus's final meal with his disciples before his death.
Researchers have long been puzzled by an apparent
inconsistency in the Bible.
"Whatever you think about the Bible, the fact is that
Jewish people would never mistake the Passover meal for another meal,
so for the Gospels to contradict themselves in this regard is really
hard to understand," Humphreys said.
While Matthew, Mark and Luke all say the Last Supper
coincided with the start of the Jewish festival of Passover, John
claims it took place before Passover.
Humphreys has concluded in a new book, "The Mystery Of The Last Supper",
that Jesus -- along with Matthew, Mark and Luke -- may have been using
a different calendar than John.
In Humphreys' theory, Jesus went by an old-fashioned Jewish
calendar rather than the official lunar calendar which was in
widespread use at the time of his death and is still in use today.
....the "playful" Belgian Bishop who
on Belgian television, (1)
his sexual interaction
with his nephews, is now reported missing? (2)
"He left last night," the
mother superior of the Brotherhood of Jerusalem told AFP at the
community. Asked where he had gone, she said: "I don't know. We are
referring all questions to the papal nuncio's office in Belgium."
The M+G+R Foundation overall comment: Never a dull moment in the
on April 19th, 2011
Did you know that.... millions
of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens
were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from
which brings us to.....
The report said 29 of the
chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human carcinogens. They
either were regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to
human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air
The chemicals are injected during hydraulic fracturing, a
process used in combination with horizontal drilling to allow access to
natural gas reserves previously considered uneconomical.
The growing use of hydraulic fracturing has allowed natural
gas production in the United States to reach levels not achieved since
the early 1970s.
Portugal comments: When I entered the petrochemical industry in
the mid sixties, the deep well injection method of disposal was already
a common practice. That is - water contaminated with hazardous
chemicals and heavy metals (spent Uranium included), too vile to
discharge into an already polluted surface stream, was being injected
into the ground as a method of disposal.
When one compares "millions of gallons of
potentially hazardous chemicals and known
carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service
companies from 2005-2009" with has been done since the mid sixties
alone (we do not know how long that had been a common practice by the
time I entered the field) - it is just a drop in the proverbial bucket.
(1) News Report
you know also that....
a nationwide study finds U.S. meat and poultry is widely contaminated? (1)
Multi-drug-resistant Staph found in
nearly 1 in 4 samples, review shows
Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria linked to a
wide range of human diseases, are present in meat and poultry from U.S.
grocery stores at unexpectedly high rates, according to a nationwide
study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples — 47 percent — were
contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria — 52
percent — were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics,
according to the study published today in the journal Clinical
M+G+R Foundation comments: Between the chemical/mineral and
biological contaminants "the score" continues to be in satan's favor.
The worst part is that most humans do not realize it.... or simply
refuse to believe it.
(1) The TGen
Have you heard
Sister Mary MacKillop and the nuns of the Sisterhood of St. Joseph of
the Sacred Heart in South Australia were condemned and even
excommunicated in 1871 by high-ranking priests for informing the
authorities of the apparent paedophilic acts of Father Patrick Keating
at a local public school in Kapunda, South Australia? (1) (2)
"One Thursday evening, 21
September 1871, Horan told Mary MacKillop that the bishop (who had
called while she was out that day) wanted her to go to another convent.
She could not go that night and wanted to discuss matters with the
sisters and the bishop as well. Horan told her that the bishop would
not see her and added, 'I suppose you won't go.' She answered: 'Father,
how can I under these circumstances.' Horan led her to believe that she
was excommunicated. The next morning the bishop arrived with four
priests and, in a ranting mood, amid the hysteria of some of the
sisters, and with MacKillop kneeling down on her knees in the chapel,
he excommunicated her and sent her back into the world."
Foundation comments: First we must realize how bad the (of
course, alleged) sexual abuse must have been to drive otherwise
submissive nuns to blow the whistle on the "almighty" clergy of the
Second, we wonder what is this (alleged) sexual abuse to be
Was it the Second Vatican Council, which had not yet
occurred? Or, was
it the sexual revolution, which came one hundred years later? Or, were
there “naughty and over sexed" Australian boys who pushed the poor,
defenseless priests into sexual activity?
Of course, we are being sarcastic. How else could we be,
the way that the Vatican continues
to deal with the centuries old sexual abuses within its ranks.
Oh, yes, Ratzinger canonized Sister Mary MacKillop in 2010.
that this was supposed to be a final Mea Culpa and let bygones be
bygones. Meanwhile, the still-not-defrocked Belgian Bishop trivialized,
on Belgian television on Thursday evening, April 14, (3) his sexual interaction
with his nephew. As he trivialized the events - the sexual abuse as no
more than "a little piece of intimacy" - he also let it slip out that
there was another nephew with whom he sexually interacted.
If this keeps up satan may just have to place a sign at the
hell reading: "No Vacancy".
Sister Mary MacKillop
on April 17th, 2011 [Palm Sunday]
From the Lord Jesus Christ
You must believe
utterly. My Love can bear nothing less. I
am so often “wounded in the house of My friends.” Do you think
the spitting and scorn of My enemies, the mocking and reviling hurt
forsook Him and fled.”
“I know not the man.”
These left their scars.
So now, it
is not the unbelief of My enemies that hurts, but that My
friends, who love and know Me, yet cannot walk all the way with
doubt My Power to do all that I have said.
miguel de Portugal comments:
I know what you
read above for a fact - so much so that it greatly pains me when I
meditate on it while offering reparation and consolation for it.
Take some time and ponder: How
must He feel as He witnesses so many who use His Holy Name as an
adjective - Christian - yet live contrary to His teachings and barely
make an effort to change their lives.
Let us start Holy Week using the following words in Matthew as a
why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the
beam that is in thy own eye? Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me
cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own
eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and
then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
[Matthew 7: 3-5]
It is always easier to deal with "the
beam" in our eye now than
after we cross the veil. After "the crossing" there is nothing
else we can do but suffer as the result of its consequences.
It is not a matter of "Apocalypse Now or Later" since all will cross
the veil without fail.
From (Mrs.) BK @ US
I would like to know what your thoughts are on an article penned by Fr.
Bertrand L. Conway, CSP, and published by the Paulist Press, New York,
in 1929, with the Imprimatur of Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of
New York. (1)
The title of the article is: Jesus
Christ did not found many religions - He founded the Roman
In the first few lines I read:
not one religion as good as another? Are not creeds in themselves
unimportant, and conduct the one thing essential? Do we not frequently
meet men who believe in Christ and all His teachings, and yet day by
day do things that would bring a blush to a pagan's cheek?
One of the most common dogmas outside
the Catholic Church in our day and country is the dogma of
Have a truly Blessed Holy Week!
A. The words from
Jesus Christ and our comments posted above, amply address our position
regarding indifferentism or as we like to call it Cafeteria Faith.
Regarding what the title
claims, we have amply addressed that
issue in a number of documents - some of them have sent the Vatican
Masters scrambling for cover.
Some of them are:
on April 16th, 2011 [Eve of Palm Sunday]
We have not read the whole of Rev. Conway's text since we cannot review
everything that is submitted to us – unless it is presented in a manner
that we can quickly review the high points. Nonetheless, we think that
we have amply covered the matter.
If after reviewing the contents of documents (a) through (e) you need
additional feedback, please be specific and we will gladly comply - God
Willing, of course.
As we enter Holy Week.... let us not
forget the Spiritual Benefits associated with a meditated pictorial Via
know that ..... the great seismic activity that you saw
in our weekly
mostly not associated
with the Japanese seismic activity which has been on the news for a
If we represent the seismic activity only associated
with the Japanese events for the period of
5/30/10 to 4/14/11, the graph looks as
"M5 Equivalents" = Equivalent 5.0-5.9 magnitude earthquakes
If we represent all of the seismic activity
in the world for the same period (5/30/10 to 4/14/11), including the
Japanese events, the graph will look as follows:
"M5 Equivalents" = Equivalent 5.0-5.9
As one can readily see, the
seismic activity on a global
basis, has been quite significant even before the earthquakes in Japan.
on April 15th, 2011
of the Seven Sorrows of Mary]
know that... when the burden of the
manifesting realities begins to weigh you down, the best thing to do,
next to prayer, is to review the Biblical
Prophecies and Promises Regarding the Return of Christ. (1)
We know that those are truths, and
they are indeed His promises. Do not let the evil one get you down -
arm yourself with unshakable Faith and march on triumphantly in
His Most Holy Name!
On April 2009 we received a
letter from a long time reader and Family
member. It is the Will of God that we publish this again. It
follows [edited for publication]:
I trusted in God when I feared the loss of my
job. You commended me. My job is gone.
trusted in God to help me find another. My wife and I are facing
bankruptcy. I can find no work.
I fear my
Rosaries are in vain.
My car died
where God is, and why He has turned His back on me.
You once said
I was obviously one of His elect. I think mistakes have been made.
I don't even
believe in the pills the psychiatrist gives me.
afford them anyway.
and there is no hope, at least not for me.
His letter made miguel de Portugal (m de
P) realize that perhaps far too many of our readers
thought that we spoke about Faith without having taken it to great
limits. Therefore, focusing on his particular concerns (2), we shared with him a
small part of the experiences m de P had to live through as part of his
"on the job training". m de P's response to this, our brother,
was thus [edited for publication]:
it or not the man who went on to become m de P ("I" henceforth)
went through all of that and
more. Not only I faced
bankruptcy - I had to file
In the late eighties, with $ 5,000
dollars of payments due
every month, I
found myself with only fifty dollars on hand, paying credit cards with credit cards and no employment of any kind (not even
as a store clerk - I was far grossly overqualified), but I knew that
was testing me and I trusted Him.
A very close and trusted business
associate betrayed me and defaulted on a very large debt (3) - and my "church going friends" of
the past, as it is usually the case, turned their backs on me. They
would not even purchase an
ashtray in a massive "garage" sale of all household goods the future m
de P eventually had to hold. The few "friends" who came to browse
just to sneer.
When all was so black that I could
not even see the blackness, I
steadfastly held to Him and the Rosary. I knew that He would not fail
Once He deemed that I had showed
enough Faith in Him, the faucets of
plenty were opened.... and open they were!
When, a few years later, God said to me: "Leave all and follow Me"
- I was in the best financial, professional and social position I had ever been in my
whole life - with new high yielding engineering projects pouring
but I trusted God and, through
and by His Grace,(4) left all behind - willingly, not because I had
no other choice or nothing to lose, worldly speaking, that is -
and followed Him.
What else can I say?
Perhaps that 20 years later I look
back and have no regrets about placing my complete trust in God.
m de P
Promises Regarding the Return of Christ.
There are so many other areas where God had demanded that m de P
prove to Him his Faith, that a full length book could be written just
The only way to
recoup the enormous loss would have been a nasty law suit, but that is
not God's way - considering that the alluded to business partner was
mother of my children [And if a
man will contend with thee in
judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.
(4) Without His Grace it would have
been impossible to "drop everything and follow Him."
you aware that.... through the diligence of a
cooperator, we publish every week an updated graph and chart
indicating the energy released by earthquakes worldwide?
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between "practicing conservative" and "talking conservative" is that
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practices just enough for others to see.
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readers informed in the areas that matter most as we approach the End
of These Times and better utilize the limited time available to us we
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