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I lived in Spain for 4 years 1994-1998 and then Italy (Siciliy) 1998-2001 and I was shocked at the feeling I received from the local populations concerning the Catholic Religion and their public lives. This article doesn't surprise me at all.
I was robbed many many, many times while in Europe both my home and car. I traveled to Portugal several times and especially in Portugal I felt the presence of God. I loved it there!!!!!!! I was shocked at the behavior of the Priests I saw and knew while in Rome.
How could we expect the children to be any better? The Catholic Church is losing so many to evangelical Christians in Europe. The Hierarchy in Rome doesn't seem to care a whit as long as they get theirs. That's how I saw and see it.
I know this is no surprise to you. I went to several military Conference of Catholic Women gatherings in Germany where there were Priests trying to push Opus Dei. Honestly, I walked out of their seminar quickly when they started talking as they really gave me the creeps. I didn't even know why, just felt very strange around me.
I appreciate all the major efforts done to make and keep this site running. You can't possibly know the depths of the hearts you reach, but, you will know when God thanks each one of you personally for your efforts. DON'T GIVE UP ON US, GOD WON'T.
We pray that our readers appreciate the information contained in your communication. Almost one has to be there for such reality to "soak in". During the last "Conclave" miguel de Portugal was in Rome and he wrote a Trip Report. We do not think that many people believed it, even though it was a second one, the first Report was written in January 2001.
You will be surprised where Portugal "is at" these days with the clergy leading "the way". The social condition of Spain is beyond description and Portugal are "importing" it very rapidly.
All continues to get worse because the Faithful has decided that if they "look the other way" it "will go away". How much we wish that they would understand the full meaning of Pain Is the Megaphone that God Uses for the Deaf to Listen to Him and the gravity associated with Denial.
Thank you very much for sharing with all of us - here and in the audience.
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Rev. Roy Cimagala writes:
When I read St. Paul's "We speak not in the learned words of human wisdom, but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual." (1 Cor 2,12), I think of how St. Josemaria entered my life and affected it.
The greatest lesson I learned from him is that loving and achieving sanctity is just a matter of decision of the heart that can and should be made at any time and in any place. On the part of God, his grace never lacks. It's our call.
Comment by The M+G+R Foundation:
His comments, plus the rest of his Opus Dei "commercial" should be viewed in light of:
http://www.mgr.org/OpusIndex.html and http://www.mgr.org/OpusIndexEsp.html
In addition to the social and moral condition of Spain - a country Opus Dei essentially controls:
Although we - from personal experience - "lived and witnessed" these results - that tragedy - now there are black-and-white numbers to confirm it.As if this confirmation were not enough, God granted us the Grace of having - in the form of a personal letter of the highest profiled prelate in Spain, Cardinal Rouco Varela - the justification used by the Church Hierarchy for such abysmal failure.
46 % consider themselves agnostics, atheist or indifferent to religion (up from 22 % in 1994)
80 % do not trust the Church at all
79 % think that the Church is too wealthy (2)
82 % consider the Church too antiquated in sexual matters (3)
50 % believe that the Church helps the poor and the marginalized by society (4)
36 % consider that the Church served them for something (little or much - but at least "for something") (5)
22 % prefer a civil marriage
16 % prefer union without any formalities (7)
67.7 % believe that organized immigration should be allowed (8)
0 % would mind living next door to a person with AIDS ( 25 % would not in 1990) (9)
A. First of all, know that the individual who was anointed miguel de Portugal was also a "cradle catholic". So "cradle" that his maternal grandfather's first cousin was the Cardinal Patriarch of his country of birth - we share the same name. Thanks be to God miguel's parents did not pay any attention to the scare tactics utilized by the Church to Evangelize; iun addition he had the witness of a maternal grandmother whose head was always in Heaven while her feet were solidly planted on Earth and her Rosary always in hand.
Nonetheless - after his first communion at the age of ten, he only entered a Church for weddings and baptisms. [Granny did not use scare tactics - she just used much love.]
Now - back to your central question regarding our statement in our latest document "About Leaving the Roman Catholic Church". We will answer that with a real life parable.
The scene was at the Parish of Mary, Help of Christians in Salamanca, Spain. The time - Holy Week. The event - communal Viacrucis. Refrain after each prayer: "Forgive them Lord, for they are sinners."
To these people and most filling the Churches and Sanctuaries today - the sinners are "the other ones"; any one else but certainly not themselves. Why most everyone goes to the Holy Communion without ever bothering with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They seem to have assumed Mary's Immaculate state....
This type are those whose prayers are ignored by God because their hands are full of blood [Isaiah 1:15] - meaning, they are weighed down with a multitude of sins [which they conveniently ignore]. Why? Quite simple. If you always perceived yourself as "clean and smelling like a rose", would you ever bathe? Of course not! However, those around you will keep their distance from you and your offensive odor.
Look at the Prodigal Son, the moment he realized that he was a sinner and turned to the Father, he was on his way to Heaven, yet there was "some walking" still to do to get back home; however, the Father, Who had ran to meet him, walked the walk Home with him.
Brother, we regret that you, like millions upon millions of children of God were brainwashed with demonic tactics of fear. We still hear those often repeated words of the self righteous: "I am a God fearing man!"
That is blasphemy! Fearing He Who Is Pure Love? The only "fear" that we must have is the salutary desire not to offend the One Who Loved us so much that became Man to die for us so that He could take us Home.
Anyone who fears God is not of God! Period!
What part of all of this can't you understand?
Brothers and sisters - this is precisely one of the key functions that God has called us to fulfill.
Proclaim to one and all that: The Catholic Faith is the one Faith which has the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths. By no means it has them all since God is the only Plenitude of Truth. While, at the same time, denounce the criminals who have, in essence, commandeered the Catholic Church since the days of the Emperor Constantine to serve their very material agendas by keeping the poor souls like you in the chains of fear. Only satan and his agents would do that!
Pray for God to help you break those chains so that your soul may soar to meet the Father as He lovingly walks you Home.
God has instilled a very strong will to survive in everyone. What do I or anyone of our fighting men do in this situation?
A. Your kind words Glorify God.
Unfortunately, man is the "Master of Spinning the Facts" and, when it comes to circumventing the Laws of God, he shines brightly.
To kill, to murder, to commit a homicide [1st degree or 2nd degree], euthanasia, abortion, ad infinitum means only one thing: Taking an action which will cause/force the separation of the soul from the body; i.e. cause physical death.
The Roman Catholic Church defends "Just Wars" because they have to justify the atrocities they committed. The Jews and Muslims will Spin the Law their way for similar reasons, but, did you notice that when God freed His people from Egypt He reserved the right to take away the life of Egyptians? Did you notice that Jesus could have led a most effective revolt against Rome and free His people from their yoke yet He did not?
It seems that as the Old Testament progressed, the Spin Masters started to justify anything and everything they needed to further their temporal agendas. Note that we do not find wanton killing in the New Testament. This is because its "writing period" was very short in comparison with the Old Testament. But not to worry - Rome took care of that by assuming Divine Powers and killing at will to further their very temporal agendas.
God IS the Master of Life and Death and woe to those who dare to assume such role.
About self defense? About war? Did not Jesus say through Luke 12:
That we are "talking through our hat"? Miguel's life has been attempted against many times and the attempts will continue to fail until his appointed time comes. What security measures does he use? Simple common sense and "a very open ear to God" to make sure that he takes whatever evasive action God determines he must take in a particular case. In others - he knows nothing until after the attempt has taken place and God handled it without m de P's action. That this sounds unbelievable? Well, doesn't the resurrection of a dead body sound unbelievable too? It is just a matter of Faith and the "Power it packs."
What about those who go to war? "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do." because we assure you, if a human being knew how serious it is to take someone's life, he/she would prefer to die in the other one's place. This is how bad we know (not believe, but know) it is.
For more on Biblical Writings you may wish to review our documents Biblical Literalism - Part 1 and Part 2.
It's ironic that I've been contemplating whether or not to send a letter to the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington, DC to voice my outrage to a sex/ed Catholic elementary school program, Growing in Love (Filth).
I've sent 6 emails to different "higher ups" in the Archdiocese and have gotten no response. The publishers (Harcourt Books) are basically going to indoctrinate Catholic children in my diocese to accept Homosexuality, to teach lies and confusion and believe other inconsistencies relating to the Catechism of the Catholic Church while leading them like lemmings to hell.
The administrators of the school has informed the parents this is "mandated" by the Archbishop.
Harcourt publishers also produce abortion manuals. Next my letters will be sent to the local press.
I finally "see" how God is using me !
God Bless your work,
Perhaps one of the things God wanted to achieve with our mailing was to tell you (and others - as we publish your letter) "Right on!" and "Keep at it, I need your voice!"
The Faithful cannot fully understand how important each one of the Elect is to God - preciously important - and how intimately He is involved with every breath we take.
I wish we could impart that knowledge to each one of you as a "spiritual transfusion" - life, the whole world!, would them seem totally different to each one of you.
Many continued Blessings!
Review http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/la-salette-shrine-of-our-lady.htm as well as their Official Site in French at: http://www.nd-la-salette.com/
Take note - A Basilica was built by the Roman Catholic Church in the 19th century honoring the Apparition. "The Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette was begun in 1852, completed in 1865, and designated a basilica in 1879. It is a large, rather austere church, with a facade flanked by two strong towers."
That is the best proof that we can give you that La Salette has been approved by the Roman Catholic Church since 1852.
Many within the Roman Catholic Church are trying to downplay La Salette and even discredit it. Why? If you read the awesome Message of La Salette, which encompasses from that time in mid 19th Century to now, the End of These Times, you will find gems such as:
Of course, just like other parts of the Message, the above has also been made manifest with a vengeance, which brings us up to the one who claims to be the Pope, yet, he is only the last stepping stone to fulfill the concluding part of the message:
I write to you because I feel in the last days a great spiritual and physical (stress) unrest. I believe that face to the current situation with the nuclear test(s)? by North Korea the Step Nº1 will probably come in a matter of a few days. In this situation it is hard to perform the every day routine and the sensation of impotence is enormous. I guess just wanted to share with you these thoughts.
We must be ready for the nuclear holocaust - and worse - to take place at any time - literally, "at any time"; however, we must go on with our daily lives while giving top priority to our efforts to improve our relationship with God. Then, He will take care of the rest.
According to miguel de Portugal, Step No. 1 is probably the mildest of the events when compared with what will take place thereafter. So much so that some people have told him "I hope that I go on the first wave." However, calm reigns in his heart. Why?
The answer is as simple as all the solutions from God.
First, he continually strives to improve his relationship with God - without fanaticism nor hysteria. Second, he strives to do all he can reasonably do to fulfill his function. Then, the rest is up to God.
"Reasonably" means with abandonment BUT NOT with fanaticism.
That is really all that God has wanted all along. That is the central message that Jesus delivered and organized religion twisted to the point where people feel like you are feeling now and not the peace that they must feel if they knew that they are safely in the Hands of an Almighty and Merciful God.
What can we do to get "from here (panic) to there (peace)"? You may wish to review and act upon "What can we do? - Part 1 and Part 2 as well as meditate upon the Divine Encouragement that we strive to publish every other day.
Be at peace, João - All IS indeed Well!
Upon returning that direction 15 minutes later, I watched him for a few minutes from the other side of the street as he held out one booklet for 10 minutes with no takers. I went across the street and confronted him, asking him who he was representing or working for. His reply was - I think - the correct one: "I only work for my Lord, Jesus Christ."
I looked down, and his little duffel bag was filled entirely with those booklets... it nearly brought me to tears. I took his hand and held it, while thanking him, realizing that he was really there on his own time and money. So I ask you for this... Prayers for that haggard individual, who seems more genuine than most and apparently has his priorities in order, and who appears to be one of the few souls still working in the trenches of everyday life to carry the message.
It just confirms to me that most people would prefer to have "their religion" dished out to them in a fancy, opulent "house of God" than from a poor man who speaks the truth in a subtle way on the street... It is so sad.
(b) Jesus appearing in an unrecognizable for on the way to Emmaus. [Luke 24: 13 - 31]
(c) The fish bake hosted by Jesus by the seaside [John 21: 1- 14]
(e) Mary Magdalene not recognizing Jesus immediately after His Resurrection [John 20: 14-16]
Miguel could write a book about these experiences, yet, in every case, he was not aware of what was taking place at the particular moment. Why? The God-given "Test" would have been invalid should he have known that the person in need - the ragged Bible "peddler", for example - was Jesus Christ Himself.
It sounds that you "passed" that Test with an A +.
You must be making reference to a document we recently published with the title About the Supernatural Manifestations in Garabandal - A Warning from The M+G+R Foundation
Footnote No. 1 of said document shows you exactly where we obtained such information.
Regarding Bayside, we have addressed that issue on our Public Forum of December 15, 2005.
In reference to: "It's very tough to keep a clear mind with the truths, and the intentional falsehoods to distort and confuse the faithful." - You are absolutely right and what we try to do in this area is to lead the people of God to continual communion with His Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit of God takes "full time residence" in our hearts, deception is only possible if God Wills it and, if God Wills it, so be it! In the meantime we suggest that you read our documents What Can We Do ? Part 1 and What Can We Do? - Part 2
What is curious about this is the obvious and readily predictable reaction to his words, as well as his recent private meeting(s) with Dr. Henry Kissinger, who is also advising the Bush administration on the Gulf War.
So in light of that perceived death wish, I remembered a line of Scripture from Chapter 13 of Revelations: "And I saw one of his heads, as if it was slain to death: and its death wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast". Immediately following this in the text, the Beast comes to even greater power and acclaim, and shows his "teeth".
Am I anywhere near close to understanding what I sense here correctly? If I am, then Christ be praised, as I am nothing of myself.
Regarding the "And I saw one of his heads, as if it was slain to death: and its death wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast". That is better represented by the resurgence of Russia as a controlling world power.
Also keep in mind that Ratzinger is just the "Master of Ceremonies" for the presentation of the False Christ - satan passing himself as Jesus in His Second coming. Only the AntiChrist could possibly do so.
You are close in understanding the complexity of the horrendous reality which faces the world and which is denied by most - a denial that will cost them dearly.
- the sect in strict sense (la secte strictu sensu). a group distinguished by a particular belief which is a normal expression of religious freedom
- harmful sectarian organizations (Les organisations sectaires nuisibles) defined as a group with real or pretended philosophic or religious vocation which in its organisation or its practices includes harmful illegal activities, harms individuals or society or interferes with human dignity.
- criminal associations (Les associations de malfaiteurs) defined as criminal organisations (frauds, money launderers, drug traffickers, pedophile rings, etc.) using a cult-like or pseudo-religious front to disguise their criminal practices. 2(pg. 99-101)
The report included a list of 189 organizations which had come up during the investigation, including the Amish Mission in Belgium, Buddhism, several Catholic groups such as Opus Dei, some Evangelical Christian denominations, Hasidic Judaism, Quakers, and Satanists, but stated clearly immediately before the listing:
- "This listing does not constitute a specific position or a judgment by the commission. The fact that a movement is listed here, even if at the instigation of an official instance, does not signify that the commission regards it as a sect, let alone as dangerous. (Cette énumération ne constitue donc ni une prise de position, ni un jugement de valeur de la part de la commission. Ainsi, le fait pour un mouvement d'y figurer, même si c'est à l'initiative d'une instance officielle, ne signifie pas que pour la commission, il soit une secte, et a fortiori qu'il soit dangereux.) 2(pg. 227)
But more important, most of the commission’s report, including the above mentioned list (tableau synoptique), was rejected by the Belgian Parliament in the plenary session on May 7, 1997. Out of the 670-pages-report, the Belgian Parliament approved only the section “conclusions and recommendations” (pages 209-226).3
The Quakers complained to Deputy Prime Ministers about their inclusion on the list, pointed out their humanitarian aid programs, and requested to see the evidence against them which had been presented the federal police in a closed session to the Parliamentary Commission. They were unsuccessful in their appeal.
As a consequence of the advice of the commission to the parliament, a law was accepted to observe
cults that possibly break the law. This resulted in the foundation of a centre on
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