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Published on November 30th,
....there will be a
spectacular sky scene Monday - December 1st - evening? (1)
Published on November 29th,
....three sex abuse victims
have been allowed to sue the Vatican over the abuse?
federal judge ruled their claims can be
Although this was published in the Boston Globe almost two years agao
(January 12, 2007) it was just published in the current Portuguese
Press [Correio da Manhã
Published on November 28th,
....Russia's president visited
old Cold War ally Cuba on Thursday, spending hours with
President Raul Castro on the final leg of a Latin America tour designed
to increase Moscow's profile in a region long dominated by the United
Right on target!
....."private" Russian oil company OAO Lukoil requested financing from
Spanish Banks to buy a 30 % stake in Repsol YPF SA, Spain's largest oil
Russia has Europe already over a barrel regarding energy and now the
Spanish government sees no problem with Russia owning 30 % of Spain's
largest oil producer - a purchase that will be financed by the Spanish
equivalent of John Q Public. Right on target!
Published on November 27th,
2008 [Day of Thanksgiving]
....we could not possibly thank God
enough for all He is to us?
Nonetheless, we can come close by precisely
Published on November 26th,
....a media watchdog group names 10
video games minors shouldn't
That was the easy part; the hard part is for parents to heed the advice
and public gaming parlors to enforce it.
Published on November 25th,
and Jupiter (2)
are converging for a
conjunction with the crescent Moon, a rare gathering some astronomers
are calling 'the sky show of the year
Are not necessary if the whole news report is read and symbolism noted.
(1) Venus was a
major Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and
fertility, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. (*)
(2) In Roman mythology,
Jupiter or Jove was the king of the gods, and the god of sky and
thunder. He is the equivalent of Zeus in the Greek pantheon. (*)
Published on November 24th,
....US officials flunk test of
American history, economics, civics? (1)
US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic
knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that
organized the exam said Thursday. Ordinary citizens did not fare much
better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions
compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).
Do notice - John Q. Public did better than the US elected officials.
The only good part of this survey is that we now fully understand who
has driven the great nation that the US was into the ground.
on November 23rd,
2008 [Feast of Christ the King]
...the human desire and drive to have Kings and to almost
adore them is, in effect, a rejection of God?
5 And they said to him: Behold thou art
old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: make us a king, to judge us, as
all nations have.
6 And the word was displeasing in the eyes
of Samuel, that they
should say: Give us a king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord.
7 And the Lord said to Samuel: Hearken to
the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee,
but me, that I should not reign over them.
[ 1 Samuel 8]
We should meditate on the full meaning of that exchange between God and
Samuel to mark the Feast that we should all celebrate with all our
hearts and minds.
Published on November 22nd,
....the Bishops’ Conference of the
Dominican Republic warned this week that the passage of a law on
religious associations would generate serious risks, including the
celebration of marriages by unqualified ministers and the creation of
“make-your-own churches.”? (1)
One of these risks, the bishop's indicated, is “the possibility of
celebrating marriages presided by ministers without sufficient
preparation and experience, which would become a serious problem
without the presence of a legal structure on which to rest such
affairs, such as in the case of matrimonial law which is almost
non-existent among religious denominations.”
These poor individuals simply cannot grasp the reality that if they
"offered a good product" - that is, the Good News as Jesus delivered
them - all who are counted among the Elect in their area would flock to
their Churches and "the other" would be the ones who would attend to
those "make-your-own churches." They are concerned about
"celebration of marriages by unqualified ministers" - What about
qualified ministers celebrating invalid marriages as we have clearly
pointed out to their superiors? (2)
(2) About invalid marriages
performed by qualified ministers.
Published on November 22nd,
....a Florida teen commits suicide
with live Web audience? (1)
A college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front
of a live webcam as some computer users egged him on, others tried to
talk him out of it, and another messaged OMG in horror when it became
clear it was no joke.
Everywhere one looks the breakdown of social, moral, politicalmilitary
and financial order is evident. Just as scheduled.... (2)
(2) But what can we do?
Published on November 21st,
....just as expected, what is known as
the US right wing, neo-con, "ultra Christian" block [with the Opus Dei
right in the middle of it all] are casting a very
dark shadow upon the true Christians? (1)
All we can say is: Right on schedule!
Published on November 20th,
....an international team of
researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons
bombarding Earth from space? (1)
The source of these cosmic rays is unknown, but it must be close
to the solar system and it could be made of dark matter.
Could it be that God is making sure that "all the bases are covered"
and "all His options are on the table"? We would not lose sleep
over it - it just seemed amusing in a type of humor matching the matter.
Published on November 19th,
....God seems to have prepared some
on-line "commercials" to help the blind and the deaf see and hear our
If most choose not to assist, He will do so. May He be
Published on November 18th,
....God has reset miguel de Portugal's
priorities to what they originally were before the Domains came into
being in 1998?
What will be the full impact of that, we do not know... although - with
the exception of Divine Instructions - less frequent postings may be
one of the results.
At this point we wish to remind all of the words of Mrs. KH who just
updated all of our Indexes:
Not only did I get to revisit many of the documents
that are dear, but also found ones that I'm sure I had never seen
before...and had to stop reading for enjoyment at a certain point and
get back to work. Therefore, I have a big backlog of articles to
go back to.
Published on November 17th,
....California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels
from global warming? (1)
Published on November 16th,
....someone has picked up on the alarm
that we raised regarding the unprecedented increase in seismic activity
beyond the year 1995? (1)
Now, through the effort of a computer programmer the world has an real
time chart showing how bad is really getting. (2)
(1) Our initial
(2) The real time
Published on November 15th,
....according to a professor at an Opus Dei university in Rome, young ecclesial movements are "new wine" for the
Church, and there is still time to put them into "new wineskins" ?
spoke of the ecclesial movements and the recent magisterium
in an address last week during the inauguration of the academic year at
the Pontifical University Holy Cross.
Bishop Javier Echavarría, chancellor of
the university and prelate of Opus Dei, attended the event.
Navarro noted that already in 1985, Cardinal
Joseph Ratzinger referred to movements as a "new generation in the
Church. He said a renewal was "tranquil, but effectively on the way."
Recalling the words of Jesus, "People do not put
new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills
out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh
wineskins, and both are preserved," the professor concluded that "in
the case of the movements and the related magisterium of the Pope, we
are still in time to put the new wine in new wineskins." (1)
When Jesus made
that statement [Matthew 9, Mark 2 and Luke 5] His
symbolism was: The Good News : the new wine ; and The new organization,
the Church : the new skins.
Therefore, what they (they = Opus
Dei) are saying is that the new ecclesial movements (new ecclesial movements = Opus Dei)
is the new wine which is replacing the old wine, the Good News as
delivered by Jesus Christ; and that from the magisterium of Benedict
XVI will spring the new organization - replacing the Church as
established by Jesus Christ.
Once again satan has served God well - the only problem is that the
endemic and quasi universal blindness will not allow most of the
see what (2) and
who (3) is
right before their eyes. This is not new.... Mr.
Gorbachev said on Portuguese National Television: "My time has not come
and no one caught on.
machinery to deliver
the False Christ
(3) Who is Benedict XVI
(4) My time has
not come yet
Published on November 14th,
....a South Carolina Roman Catholic
priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from
receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the
Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him
"constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil"? (1)
"Atta boy!" That is just the way satan wants the Evangelization to be
out. If we could turn clerical stupidity and ignorance of
the Faith into fuel, we could supply the Sun with energy!
Published on November 13th,
the world leaders, as
exemplified by Mr. Paulson's (1)
flip-flop, do not know what they are doing, or what they need to do, to
get the world economy on track and are flying by the proverbial "seat
of the pants"?
That is nothing compared to what the scenario will be once the military
"free for all" starts.
At least we are at peace for we
have clearly explained
- to the willing - the only thing the the
Faithful can do (2)
in this situation and that all - leaders and followers - have been
amply warned. (3)
(2) What can we
do? Part I
and Part II
(3) The World has been
Published on November 12th,
the nation's Roman Catholic
bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration
over its support for abortion rights? (1)
They do not learn, do they?
They can confront all they want, all whom they desire, and it will be
to no avail - only when they realize that the problem lies in the
failed Evangelization, the solution will dawn.
If those spiritually and intellectually challenged well fed and kept
men would only review what Don John Bosco proved for over 40 years, (2) they will realize that non-political
Evangelization can indeed change the world.
These men are living blasphemies (3) to the life giving
Evangelium that our Lord Jesus Christ brought to humanity.
(2) Meet St. John Bosco
(3) Blaspheny: The crime of assuming to oneself
the rights or qualities of God
Published on November 11th,
former Soviet leader
Gorbachev has said that the Obama administration in the United States
needs far-reaching 'perestroika' reforms to overcome the financial
crisis and restore balance in the world? (1)
The term perestroika, meaning restructuring, was used by Gorbachev (2)
the late 1980s to describe a series of reforms that abolished state
planning in the Soviet Union.
(2) Meet Gorbachev and
his dream plans
Published on November 10th,
.... Israeli police rushed
into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two
clergyman after an argument between monks erupted into a brawl next to
the site of Jesus' tomb? (1)
The clash between Armenian and Greek
Orthodox monks broke out in the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus'
crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Published on November 9th,
2008 - [Feast of
the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran (1)]
....the key message in the story about the widow's mite is
not that she gave all she had, but that she gave from her want?
For all they (the rich) did
cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had,
even her whole living. [Mark
The clue of the real message of universal reach lies at the
beginning of the verse. When we give from our excess - where is the
sacrifice? We must give of what we do not have extra to spare. This
principle is applicable to anything we may offer to God - whether is
labor, intellectual ability, time and even pain.
To offer self inflicted pain, for example, has no value as compared to
offering natural pain - physical or emotional that has come upon us as
part of living.
To offer time that we may devote to leisure or to banal societal
activities - has great value. To offer time because we may just be
bored, has very little value before the Eyes of God. The same
logic can be applied to all.
the Basilica of St. John Lateran
Published on November 8th,
2008 - [In the
Eastern Orthodox Church - Feast of
the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael]
....Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has slammed
as "outrageous" allegations that Pope Pius XII didn't do enough to save
Jews during World War II? (1)
must agree with him in this area?
It was too late for Pope Pius XII to do much about the Jews or the other fifty million people
who died as the result of the disobedience of Benedict XV and Pius XI
to the crystal clear and confirmed orders from Heaven (2).
The blood of millions upon millions of our brethren is upon their
head and upon the head of all Roman Catholic Church Administrators who
have obstructed Divine Intervention required to compensate for the
failed Evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church. (3)
confirmed Chronology of the
has the Evangelization
failed? It certainly was not because of God! Take a look - Part I -
Part II - Part III - Part IV
Published on November 7th,
2008 - [Devotion
Friday of the Month]
....the respected business daily Vedomosti quoted an unnamed
official as saying Medvedev may even step down as early as next year to
get Putin back at the helm? (1)
Published on November 6th,
... far too many are thinking that "their
[Please Note: This
posting was prepared several
hours before the appointment of the WH Chief of Staff by Mr.
Published on November 5th,
2008 - ["The day after..."]
... renowned Israeli biblical
scholar and historian David Solomon last week said that conditions in
Israel today are ripe for replacing democracy with theocratic monarchy
and appointing a king? (1)
Speaking to Israel National Radio, Solomon said that the leadership and
religious crises currently facing Israel mirror those during the time
of the Prophet Samuel.
Foundation Comments: Has
this renowned Israeli biblical scholar and historian ever read the the
Holy Books of Judaism? Specifically the Book of Nevi'in (Book of the
Prophets) which we have on our hands right now and where, in Chapter 8
of 1 Samuel God says to Samuel, in response to the request by the
elders of Israel to appoint a King to rule over them: "Heed the demand of the people in
everything they say to you. For it is not you that they have rejected; it is Me they have rejected as
that quote is straight out of their Sacred Writings - The Tanakh... and
the fool quoted in the news is supposed to be a "...renowned Israeli biblical scholar and historian..."?
Who can possibly doubt that we are within the
period spoken about in the Book of Revelations 13:5? How can we
possibly remain charitable (2)
with these people when, everywhere we turn,
"the experts" are so blind that they could not "punch their way out of an already partially torn
paper sack" even if provided with the instructions in Braille?
(2) Charitable in the sense of not
calling their bluffs and not exposing them for what they are.
Charitable in the sense of praying and hoping for their eyes and
ears to be opened, should they be part of the Elect, yes, of course.
Published on November 4th,
2008 - [US Presidential Election Day]
....we issued this document (1) just before the last US
.... that we had no memory of it but, God, through what appeared to be
filing error, led us to it just a few hours before what will most
be the last US Presidential Elections as we have known them?
(1) When truth
no longer matters
Published on November 3rd,
....God expects the voters to
do their part in tomorrow's election so that He can then do His?
US citizens - Get out and vote! as the Holy spirit of God guides you to
- and not as your
media programmed physical senses dictate.
Hours after the above was written for publication miguel was clearly informed of the
"The outcome of
the US Presidential elections will determine the level of suffering the
world will endure as Divine Justice is dispensed and prophecy
Anything else we may say about the above right now would be pure
personal speculation and, for that, the world has the TV and Radio
Published on November 2nd,
2008 [All Souls
....on November 1st we
celebrate with and honor all of the souls who have already reached
Heaven and bask in the Beatific vision of God, while on November 2nd we
honor and pray very specially for the souls which are still in
Please, do not forget that the
souls in Purgatory
are counting on all of us for relief.
(1) This may seem as a very basic
and unnecessary explanation, specially for "cradle
Catholics", but we do not seem to see - at either side of the
Atlantic Ocean - where the devotions practiced match the reality of
Published on November 1st,
2008 [All Saints
Day - First
Saturday of the Month]
....the souls in Purgatory
are counting on you?
Published on October 31st,
...an indulgence, applicable
only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who
devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the
departed. The indulgence is
plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on
other days of the year it is partial. (1)
Let us give a break to our brethren in Purgatory - many of whom have no
one praying for them. Human rights activists worry much about
individuals serving lengthy sentences in earthly prison; they may even
run a campaign to shorten the sentence or obtain a parole. Let's
emulate these human rights activists in the supernatural domain and
bring joy and relief to the many souls who are waiting to finally go
Home to the Father.
We have the consolation to know that those in Purgatory are serving a
just sentence since God is Perfectly Just, but.... let's be charitable
and, while acknowledging the just sentence, invoke His Divine
Mercy (1) upon them by practicing this beautiful devotion.
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